The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission has received its first application for a gaming supplier certification from a major slot machine manufacturer. Konami Gaming Inc. delivered its paperwork to KRGC licensing officials. A temporary certification was issued once KRGC security and licensing division verified that requirements had been completed.

“We are pleased to receive the first of what we hope are many applications from slot machine manufacturers,” said KRGC Executive Director Stephen Martino.

Martino issued a directive in April regarding reciprocal certification for gaming suppliers. The directive details certain conditions suppliers must meet to enter the Kansas market.

Conditions include:                        
  • Evidence of current licensure or certification in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and New Jersey
  • Completion of all required KRGC disclosure forms
  • Payment of a deposit to cover the cost of the supplier’s background investigation
  • Agreement to follow all KRGC rules, regulations and policies  

Once all of these conditions are met, a temporary reciprocal certification may be issued. On Wednesday, May 20, the KRGC’s security and licensing division determined that Konami had met all conditions for temporary certification. That certification has been issued, and an investigation commenced that sets Konami on a course to receiving permanent certification to conduct business in Kansas.