Gaming Manufacturers

Each manufacturer of gaming devices, systems, equipment, software or goods and services related to the operation of video lottery terminals, instant bingo machines, electronic gaming devices or table game equipment must hold a valid manufacturer license before conducting business with any licensed gaming facility in Maryland.

To submit applications, individuals must first be hired by a Maryland licensed gaming facility, a Maryland licensed manufacturer, a Maryland licensed contractor or by certain non-gaming vendors that are authorized to submit applications.

After being hired, the casino, manufacturer, contractor or vendor will provide individuals with login authorization enabling them to submit an online application. All prospective gaming manufacturer applicants must submit a “Letter of Determination/Gaming Related Determinations” to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.

To submit documents or applications, or for additional information, contact the Gaming Enterprise Licensing Team at Gaming.Services@maryland.gov.

 

Notice: The process for wire transfers of application and licensing fees has recently changed. All wire transfers must now be submitted to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and may no longer be sent to Bank of America, N.A. To see where to send payments, click this link: Important Payment Information

 

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY TO PURCHASE VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINALS (SLOT MACHINES) 6/18/2021

The Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency will receive bids for Video Lottery Terminals (Slot Machines) through an on-line bidding service. Click here to learn more.

 

View the List of Approved Manufacturer Licenses in the State of Maryland

All prospective Gaming Manufacturer applicants must submit a “Gaming-Related and Sports Wagering-Related Determinations” form (see below in the forms tab) to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (via Gaming.Services@maryland.gov).

Consolidated Definitions

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

  1. 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;
    1. that produces a product that is intended for sale, lease, or other assignment to the Commission or a licensee;
    2. that contracts with the Commission or a licensee for the sale, lease or other assignment of a product described in subparagraph 1(a); or
  2. that is engaged in the business of designing, building, constructing, assembling, manufacturing, or distributing table games or table game equipment;
    1. that produces a product related to table games that is intended for sale, lease, or other assignment to a licensee; and
    2. that contracts with a licensee for the sale, lease, or other assignment of a product described in subparagraph 2(a); or
  3. 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 36.07.02.12.