This application note provides an introductory approach to ESD problems within amusement gaming systems that are exposed to ESD events that range from the normal charge build-up from using the equipment or moving parts due to triboelectric charging to malicious attacks by individuals trying to cheat the system. It provides an excellent set of guidelines that were generated through resolving multiple customer problems that were caused by lack of knowledge, poor component selection or poor board layout practices. This application note will allow you to improve the system immunity to ESD events but you must also test for ESD at various points in the design phase to guarantee performance of the final product.