SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2012
|Accounting Policies [Abstract]|
|SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES||
This summary of our significant accounting policies is presented to assist in understanding our financial statements. The financial statements and notes are representations of our management team, who are responsible for their integrity and objectivity. These accounting policies conform to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and have been consistently applied to the preparation of the financial statements. In the case of the TableMAX arrangement, since TableMAX currently reimburses us for all out-of-pocket operating losses, and monthly expenses have consistently exceeded revenues, we do not treat these revenues as normal revenues to us. On a monthly basis, we net the revenues against the expenses resulting in the difference which is used to invoice TableMAX for reimbursement.
Basis of presentation. The accompanying interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto contained herein and in our Form 10-K filed with the SEC as of and for the period ended December 31, 2011. In the opinion of management, all adjustments necessary in order for the financial statements to be not misleading have been reflected herein. The results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.
Basis of accounting. The financial statements have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Revenues are recognized as income when earned and expenses are recognized when they are incurred. We do not have significant categories of cost as our income is recurring with high margins. Expenses such as wages, consulting expenses, legal, regulatory and professional fees and rent are recorded when the expense is incurred.
Cash and cash equivalents. We consider cash on hand, cash in banks, certificates of deposit, and other short-term securities with maturities of three months or less when purchased, as cash and cash equivalents. Our bank accounts are deposited in insured institutions. The funds are insured up to $250,000.
Reclassifications. Certain accounts and financial statement captions in the prior periods may have been reclassified to conform to the current period financial statements.
Inventory. Inventory consists of products designed to enhance table games, such as signs, layouts, bases for the various signs and electronic devices to support our enhanced bonus platforms. The inventory value is determined by the average cost method and management maintains inventory levels based on historical and industry trends. Signs and layouts do not change when table games change. We do not allocate overhead to inventory and as such costs are not significant. We track inventory internally in the following categories: raw materials, finished components (sub-units used to complete full units), and finished inventory of full units.
Products leased and held for lease. In 2011, we began to provide products whereby we maintain ownership and charge a fee for the use of the product. Such fees may be a flat monthly fee and/or a fee associated with the performance of the product. Since we retain title to the equipment, we classify these assets as products leased and held for lease and are included in the Other assets account shown on the accompanying balance sheets. These assets are stated at cost, net of depreciation. Depreciation on leased products is calculated using the straight-line method over a one-year period.
Fair value of financial instruments. The fair value of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, miscellaneous receivables, prepaid expenses, inventory, notes receivable-related party, accounts payable, accrued expenses, taxes, deferred revenue, notes payable-related party and notes payable approximates the carrying amount of these financial instruments due to their short-term nature. The fair value of long-term debt, which approximates its carrying value, is based on current rates at which we could borrow funds with similar remaining maturities.
Property and equipment. The capital assets are being depreciated over their estimated useful lives generally ranging from three to five years using the straight-line method of depreciation for book purposes.
Intellectual property and intangible assets. These intellectual property and intangible assets have finite lives and are being amortized using the straight-line method over their economic useful lives, five to thirty years. Material assets added over the past several years are as follows:
The intangible assets are analyzed for potential impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying value may not be recoverable.
Goodwill. A goodwill balance of $1,091,000 was created as a result of the Prime Table Games asset acquisition. This asset will be assessed for impairment at least annually and if found to be impaired, its carrying amount will be reduced and an impairment loss will be recognized.
Revenue recognition. Revenue is primarily derived from the licensing of our products and intellectual property. Consistent with our strategy, revenue is generated from negotiated month-to-month recurring licensing fees or the performance of our products or both. We also, occasionally, receive a one-time sale of certain products and/or reimbursement of our manufactured equipment.
Substantially, all revenue is recognized when it is earned. Depending upon the product and geographic location, our clients may be invoiced monthly in advance, monthly in arrears or quarterly in arrears for the licensing of our products. If billed in advance, the advance billings are recorded as deferred revenue on our balance sheet. If billed in arrears, we recognize the corresponding preceding periods revenue upon invoicing at the subsequent date. Generally, we earn royalty revenue beginning with the start or go live date of the associated product in our clients establishment. The monthly recurring invoices are based on executed agreements with each client.
Additionally, clients may be invoiced for product sales at the time of shipment or delivery of the product. Revenue from the sale of our associated products is recognized when the following criteria are met:
(1) Persuasive evidence of an arrangement between us and our client exists;
(2) Shipment has occurred;
(3) The price is fixed and or determinable; and
(4) Collectability is reasonably assured or probable.
The combination of hardware and software included in our Enhanced Table Systems and e-Tables are essential to the operation of the respective systems. As such, we do not segregate the portion of revenue between manufactured equipment and any software or electronic devices needed to use the equipment when the system is provided. We do not market the software separately from the equipment.
Costs of ancillary products and assembled components. Ancillary products include paytables, bases, layouts, signage and other items as they relate to support specific proprietary games that our clients have purchased in connection with the licensing of said game. Assembled components represent the cost of the equipment, devices and incorporated software used to support the Bonus Jackpot System.
Research and development. Research and development costs are charged to expense when incurred and are included in our statement of operations. These costs include salaries, benefits, and other internal costs allocated to software and hardware development efforts, as well as purchased components.
Deferred income taxes. Deferred income taxes are recognized by applying enacted statutory rates, applicable to future years, to temporary differences between the tax bases and financial statement carrying values of our assets and liabilities. Valuation allowances are recorded to reduce deferred tax assets to amounts that are more likely than not to be realized.
Basic income (loss) per share. Basic earnings per share excludes dilution and is computed by dividing net income available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted earnings per share reflects the potential dilution that could occur if securities or other contracts to issue common stock were exercised or converted into common stock or resulted in the issuance of common stock that then shared in the earnings of our company.
Stock-based compensation. Stock-based compensation is accounted for at fair value in accordance with ASC Topic 718. On March 29, 2012, our Board of Directors approved an issuance of fully paid common stock to certain employees. See Note 12.
Management estimates. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Estimates and assumptions have been made in determining the depreciable lives of such assets and the allowance for doubtful accounts receivable. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Recently issued accounting guidance. We do not expect the adoption of recently issued accounting pronouncements to have a significant impact on our results of operations, financial position or cash flow.
The entire disclosure for all significant accounting policies of the reporting entity.
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