—(1) An application for approval of a class of gaming machines may be made by —
an approved manufacturer or an approved supplier intending to supply the gaming machines for use in any casino; or
a casino operator (or an applicant for a casino licence) intending to use the gaming machines in any casino.
(2) The application under paragraph (1) shall be submitted in such form and manner as the Authority may provide and shall be accompanied by —
the appropriate application fee specified in the First Schedule, which fee is not refundable;
a report issued by an approved test service provider certifying that the class of gaming machines complies with the technical standards or any other requirements set out in notices under regulation 13(2) applicable to it; and
such other documents as the Authority may require to determine the application.
(3) Where the Authority considers it necessary to conduct any further investigation in relation to any particular application under paragraph (1), the cost of the investigation shall be borne by the person making the application.
(4) The Authority may refuse to consider an application for approval of any class of gaming machines if ––
the application is incomplete;
any person refuses to allow an investigation under paragraph (3), if any, in respect of that application; or
the application fee or the cost of investigation is not paid.
(5) The Authority may approve the class of gaming machines, subject to such conditions as the Authority may impose.