MANUFACTURERS

List of Approved Manufacturer Licenses in the State of Maryland:

  • • AGS LLC
  • • Ainsworth Game Technology
  • • Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
  • • Bally Technologies, Inc.
  • • Cummins-Allison Corporation
  • • Diamond Game Enterprises
  • • Elektroncek D.D.
  • • Everi Holdings, Inc. f/k/a Multimedia Games
  • • Gaming Partners International USA, Inc.
  • • GEMACO
  • • Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc.
  • • Giesecke & Devrient America, Inc.
  • • IGT
  • • In Bet Gaming
  • • Incredible Technologies, Inc.
  • • Interblock, USA
  • • JCM Global
  • • KGM Gaming, LLC
  • • Konami Gaming, Inc.
  • • Scientific Games International
  • • SHFL Entertainment, Inc.
  • • South Jersey Precision Tool, Inc.
  • • Spielo (GTECH, S.P.A.)
  • • TCS John Huxley America, Inc.
  • • TCS John Huxley Europe, LTD
  • • The United State Playing Card Company
  • • WMS Gaming, Inc.

 

ELIGIBILITY AND DEFINITION – per Annotated Code of Maryland, State Government Article

Unless a manufacturer holds a valid manufacturer license issued by the Commission before conducting business with an applicant or licensee, the manufacturer may not offer any video lottery terminal, instant bingo machine, electronic gaming device, central monitor and control system, associated equipment or software, or goods or services directly related to the operation of video lottery terminals, instant bingo machines, electronic gaming devices, table games or table game equipment.

“Manufacturer” is defined in the Annotated Code of Maryland, State Government Article (“SG”) § 9-1A-01(r) as a person:

  • a. that is engaged in the business of designing, building, constructing, assembling, manufacturing, or distributing a central monitor and control system, video lottery terminals, associated equipment or software, or the cabinet in which a video lottery terminal is housed;
  • b. that produces a product that is intended for sale, lease, or other assignment to the Commission or a licensee;
  • c. that contracts with the Commission or a licensee for the sale, lease, or other assignment of a product described in subparagraph (a);
  • d. that is engaged in the business of designing, building, constructing, assembling, manufacturing, or distributing table games or table game equipment;
  • e. that produces a product related to table games that is intended for sale, lease, or other assignment to a licensee; and
  • f. that contracts with a licensee for the sale, lease, or other assignment of a product described in Subparagraph (e).
  • g. a manufacturer of instant bingo machines shall meet the requirements of and be licensed as a manufacturer of video lottery terminals or table games under COMAR 36.03.02.13; or electronic gaming devices under COMAR 36.07.03.12.

 

APPLICATION:

A Manufacturer, which is applying for a video lottery Manufacturer’s License in the State of Maryland, is defined in State Government Article § 9-1A- 01(r), which means a person:

  • a. that is engaged in the business of designing, building, constructing, assembling, manufacturing, or distributing a central monitor and control system, video lottery terminals, associated equipment or software, or the cabinet in which a video lottery terminal is housed:
  • b. that produces a product that is intended for sale, lease, or other assignment to the Commission or a licensee; and
  • c. that contracts with the Commission or a licensee for the sale, lease, or other assignment of a product described in paragraph (a) above.

[The application form VLT Form 1002 begins the process by which a person may be licensed by the Commission as a Manufacturer].

 

FEES AND COSTS:

Application fee: $10,000

License fee:
Central Monitor & Control System: $25,000

Manufacturer of VLT (Video Lottery Terminal), table game, instant bingo machine, electronic gaming device, associated equipment or hardware: $5,000

Distributor or reseller of VLT, table game, instant bingo machine, electronic gaming
device, central monitor and control system, associated equipment and software: $1,000

Background investigation costs: as incurred. Applicant shall reimburse the Commission for any costs incurred in completing the background investigation.

NOTE: License and application fees are due at the time of application. They are non-refundable.

 

FORMS TO BE SUBMITTED:

Go to http://gaming.mdlottery.com/licensing/ – see “GAMING FORMS”.

The Forms (applications) that are applicable for a Manufacturer License are as follows:

1. Manufacturer Application and Disclosure Information Form (VLT Form 1002, Rev. Oct. 22, 2013) – Form is 58 pages long.

2. Request for Application of Alternative Licensing Standards (VLT Form 1003, Rev. 1/4/13) – Form is 16 pages long.

  • Instead of submitting Form 1002, a manufacturer that holds a current, valid gaming license issued by one or more of the 12 specified jurisdictions may request that the Commission apply alternative licensing standards based on another state’s license by submitting VLT Form 1003.

3. Principal Employee Application Form (VLT Form 1004, Rev. Apr. 22, 2014) – Form is 46 pages long.

  • An individual who is a principal employee must submit Form 1004, unless the individual believes he or she is eligible for a waiver of a licensing requirement. An individual who submits the Principal Employee waiver form (VLT-1007) does not need to complete Form 1004 unless directed to do so by the Commission.

4. Principal Entity Disclosure Form (VLT Form 1006, Rev. June 30, 2011) – Form is 35 pages long.

  • Controlling shareholders, interest of current and former partners (if partnership, LLP, limited partnership).

5. Principal Employee Waiver Form (VLT Form 1007, Rev. June 30, 2011) – Form is 19 pages long.

  • For an individual who is a principal or key employee requesting a waiver of a licensing requirement.