Poker machines are like ATM machines. Every machine is distributed but connected to a centralised system.
Every machine keeps its own auditing information. For example its access history, total of paid out, etc.
Every machine in the gaming venue will need to go through host integration testing before it is ready to be on the “market”.
During host integration, we verify the following (in general):
– Centralise system is able to control and configure the single machine
– Machine is reporting correct statistics to the centralised system
Again, every gaming venue’s centralised system is different and very customised to its own needs. For example, some gaming venue will have their own “player’s card” which player can transfer or accumulate credits based on how much they’ve played. All these needs to be tested during host integration.