The Georgia Lottery has released some more helpful advice for all location owners, in reference to how to protect the funds in the COAMs. We are pleased that we have some August 2017 COAM news to report to you to keep you informed about all of your games and what your master license holder should be doing to keep your games safe and compliant! Lucky Coin wants to make sure that all locations are made aware of the best practices for operating the games. In the July-September 2017 COAM Connection Newsletter, the GA Lottery informs location license holders:
Theft of COAM Funds
At some point a business owner may find that one or more of its COAMs have been vandalized or broken into and money has been taken from the COAMs. Licensees will NOT be reimbursed by the GLC for the loss of money from COAMs due to theft or casualty. In order to protect yourself against the vandalism and/or the theft of funds from COAMs, you should do the following:
Reduce Trouble by Building Relationships – Location owners and their employees should be attentive to activity within their location and around the COAMs. Greet people and be mindful of activity around COAMs in an effort to identify any potential security risks. People are less likely to do bad things to people they feel a connection or have a rapport with.
Place COAMs in Visible Area of the Business – Placing COAMs in an area of the business that can be easily observed by employees helps prevent a lot of damage and destruction as well as theft.
Remove Cash Daily – Licensees should remove cash from COAMs daily and deposit the funds on a daily basis into their COAM designated bank account and maintain accurate accounting records.
Security Camera Installation – One of the best methods of vandalism and theft prevention may be the installation of a simple security camera in the area. If a particular section of your business is more susceptible to theft, consider better placement of the COAMs. A COAM may be more profitable in a different part of a business location. As a reminder, any movement of COAMs must be coordinated ahead of time between the MLH and Intralot.
If you have any questions about GA COAM procedures, or if you are interested in working with Lucky Coin, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 1-855-34-LUCKY, or visit us at our website. We specialize in Class A and B Georgia Lottery Skills Games, ATMs, Pool Tables, Golden Tees, TouchTunes Jukeboxes, Counter Top Touch Games, and all other coin operated amusement that make you money! We have put together comprehensive packages for gas stations, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs that have profited them thousands of dollars, with almost NO cost to you. We provide the equipment, installation, maintenance, and exceptional 24/7 service FREE of charge, and you simply benefit from the added income! It’s a Win, Win!