Gaming testing organization Gaming Laboratories International has reported receiving nearly 200 submissions for product testing and certification since the company was named a Registered Independent Testing Laboratory by the state of Nevada.
As of July 1, the Nevada Gaming Control Board no longer performs the pre-approval of gambling games, gaming devices, associated equipment, cashless wagering systems, mobile gaming systems, and interactive gaming systems. Pre-approval for all of these devices has moved over to private, independent test labs. GLI was one of the first companies approved for the testing.
The submissions received since then include every type of gaming product, from i-gaming to sports book devices and systems, in addition to the more common slot products and casino management systems. All testing is performed at GLI’s 86,000-square-foot facility in Las Vegas.
“We have been carefully planning for this moment,” said Ian Hughes, GLI’s senior director of engineering and client services. “We have increased our staff, capacity and lab size to ensure the influx of new submissions is met with the industry-leading quality, integrity and turnaround times that regulators, suppliers and operators in 455 jurisdictions expect from GLI.
“Since March, we have increased our Nevada staff by nearly 40 percent. We have also expanded our lab space again and are now actively utilizing more than 6,000 square meters of testing space.”