Most Frequently Asked Questions
What role does Kobetron serve in the gaming industry?
For over 20 years, Kobetron has provided third-party verification tools to verify critical “personality” game software assuring game machines are designed, tested and operated per Jurisdictional Gaming Regulations.
Why is an independent third-party verification tool important to the Industry?
An independent third-party verification tool provides a critical link in establishing a “Checks and Balance System” for all inter-related parties (i.e., manufacturers, operators and testing labs) to ensure a “Fair Game of Chance.”
What is the proper definition of a third-party verification tool?
Kobetron’s definition of a third-party verification tool is a device that can produce multiple signatures based on both public and proprietary algorithms such as SHA-1, MD-5, CRC and unique Kobetron signatures. This offers Regulators a double-check to “the self verification” public algorithms adopted by Manufacturers and mirrored in Testing Labs for Jurisdiction game approval.
Why should I use a third-party Independent verification tool?
The independent third-party verification tool provides the same assurance as independent accounting firms such as a Price Waterhouse auditing (verifying) Fortune 500 company’s financial information per government regulations. Imagine a company such as IBM, General Motors or a gaming manufacturer not complying with independent audit requirements, thus providing only their “own” internal financial audit (verification).
How does the third-party independent financial audit example compare to game machine verification?
The same theory applies. The gaming industry regulators must require a true independent “verification” (audit) in Jurisdictional Regulations which can only be accomplished by an independent third-party tool.
How are Kobetron’s third-party tools verified?
All Kobetron tools can produce both public (SHA-1) and proprietary (Kobetron) verification algorithms along with the non-algorithm “bit-by-bit” compare. This capability offers a unique verification check without violating the philosophy of a true third-party verification tool and acts as an industry “double check”, providing a best of both worlds scenario.
What is Kobetron’s relationship with manufacturers, operators, and regulators?
Kobetron works closely with all related parties in the gaming industry to assure new technology can be accurately verified. Kobetron has no vested interest in revenues generated by gaming machines being developed, approved or distributed in the gaming industry.
How does Kobetron market its products and who uses the Kobetron verification tools?
Kobetron markets its products directly to respective parties, i.e. manufacturers, testing labs, casino operators and Regulators. Kobetron verification tools are an “industry standard” being used in gaming jurisdictions worldwide.
Why does a third-party verification tool coincide with the mission of a gaming regulators?
The mission of a regulator has always been to maintain the integrity of gaming devices within their respective jurisdictions. Regualtors accomplish this by verifying
that the software on their machines matches what was certified by the test lab. This helps to ensure that their patrons will always have a fair chance to win.