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Coin Operated Amusement Machines (COAM)

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Dear Valued Retailers,

Please join us in following public health guidelines. Please print this sign and display it on your terminals and in high-visibility areas.

•Practice social distancing, maintaining a distance of 6 feet from others.

•There should be no more than 10 people at a time in a location.

•Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds every time.

We value your partnership. Thank you for your cooperation!

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  • Overview
  • COAM FAQs

In April of 2013, the Georgia Lottery Corporation (GLC) statutorily assumed the regulatory duties of compliance and enforcement of Class A and Class B Coin Operated Amusement Machines (COAMs) in Georgia. The COAM Division of the GLC oversees these duties. Strict licensing standards, financial responsibilities, and connection/communication protocols are governed by GLC rules and state law. Awareness and education are the two most important fundamentals for a COAM license holder in today’s industry. For more details, visit the COAM licensing and reporting website.

COAM is an acronym for Coin Operated Amusement Machine. There are two types of COAMs in Georgia (Class A and Class B) which are defined by Georgia statute. Some examples of Class A COAMs are kiddie rides, skeeball, claw machines, pinball games, typical arcade games, pool tables that accept coins or bills, and juke boxes. Most Class B COAMs in Georgia are redemption devices that are also games of skill that may allow a successful player to carry over points won on one play to a subsequent play or plays.

Effective as of April 10, 2013, the Georgia Lottery Corporation (GLC) regulates the industry.

Yes. Any location that allows COAMs to be placed in the location and made available to the public for play must hold a valid COAM Location License issued by GLC. A Location License Holder is the owner or operator of a business where 1 or more COAMs are available to play by the public. Any owner of a COAM that places machines in an owner or operator’s place of business and made available to the public for play must hold a valid COAM Master License issued by GLC. A Master License Holder is the owner of COAMs placed in a business and made available to the public for play. Any manufacturer or distributor that sells or distributes COAMs to an owner which are made available to the public for play must hold a valid COAM Manufacturer or Distributor License issued by the GLC. A Manufacturer or Distributor is a person, individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or any business entity that supplies and sells major components or parts, including software, hardware, or both to Class B machine distributors or operators.

The Georgia Lottery Corporation currently has rules and regulations in place for COAMs which can be located on the COAM licensing and reporting website and accessing the Services and Support/Documents section.

An applicant may apply for or renew a COAM Location License, COAM Manufacturer/Distributor License, or renew a COAM Master License through the Georgia Lottery Corporation COAM licensing and reporting website.

More information regarding COAMs in Georgia can be found on the Georgia Lottery Corporation’s COAM licensing and reporting website.

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System Upgrades

Important: System Upgrades on Sunday, September 30

We will begin installing system upgrades on Sunday, September 30 at approximately 1 am ET. During the installation, our website and mobile app will be unavailable, and some of our retailer systems will also be affected.

We anticipate completing the upgrades and bringing our systems back online by late afternoon on Sunday, September 30.

How will this upgrade installation affect lottery players?
During the installation, players will be unable to:

  • Access the galottery.com website
  • Access the Georgia Lottery mobile app
  • Purchase draw game tickets at retailers or from lottery vending machines
  • Scan tickets to determine if they’re winners
  • Claim lottery prizes

Also, players opted in to receive daily winning numbers via email will not receive an email on Sunday.

Players will be able to buy scratchers at Georgia Lottery retailers and vending machines. Additionally, winning results for draw games will be available at 1-800-GA-LUCKY (1-800-425-8259), although Sunday’s draw results for some games may be delayed.

What kind of system upgrades are you making?

  • Players will enjoy expanded hours for purchasing draw games: 4 am to 3 am ET daily.
  • Players may select their own numbers for draw games at touchscreen lottery vending machines.

Will the Sunday drawings still take place?
Yes, all drawings will be held when our system upgrades are completed. However, some drawings may be delayed.

Because draw-game ticket purchases likely will be unavailable Sunday morning and early afternoon, we strongly encourage players to take advantage of multi-draw or advance play options for games set to draw on Sunday, including Cash 3, Cash 4, Georgia Five, Fantasy 5, and All or Nothing. Visit your favorite retailer or play online or via our mobile app to get your tickets by Saturday!

If you have any questions, please contact the Player Hotline at 1-800-GA-LUCKY (1-800-425-8259).

We appreciate your patience and your interest in the Georgia Lottery and our games. Through your support, we have raised more than $19.8 billion for HOPE and Pre-K students in Georgia – an investment in our future.

System Upgrades Important: System Upgrades on Sunday, September 30 We will begin installing system upgrades on Sunday, September 30 at approximately 1 am ET. During the installation, our