Who is a Gaming Equipment Manufacturer?

Las Vegas, NV

Gaming equipment manufacturers are increasingly becoming assemblers of a variety of components developed and manufactured by other companies. Casino operators are increasingly relying on backroom software packages that collect and collate customer data from a variety of databases and are serviced onsite and by offsite help desks operated by the software manufacturers. Is this gaming equipment? What are the regulatory ramifications of classifying such a manufacturer as a gaming equipment supplier? Is a regulatory reality juggernaut about to paralyze development of the gaming industry?