International testing organization Gaming Laboratories International announced that it has created a new interactive gaming division, GLI Interactive B.V., and has acquired the assets, intellectual property and trade names of Technical Systems Testing, the leader in interactive gaming testing, systems testing, and wagering system certification for regulators around the world.
GLI Europe Managing Director Phillip Barow, who was one of the key architects of the acquisition, will become the new managing director of GLI Interactive B.V., responsible for leading the interactive testing effort worldwide for GLI. The new division will allow GLI to combine its services with TST’s technical knowledge in the interactive gaming niche.
GLI announced that TST CEO Salim L. Adatia, CTO Noah Turner, the current management team and all employees will remain with the company. TST will continue to operate normally under its current brand and will continue to operate from its labs in London, Macau, Manila and Vancouver. Since it was established in 1993, TST has become globally recognized as a leader in testing and consulting, particularly in new media and interactive gaming technologies.
“For several months we had been working to develop a cogent i-gaming strategy, as we are very keen to bring our knowledge to the i-gaming space,” said Barow. “We could not have found a better, more respected partner in TST, capably led by Salim and Noah, to allow us to enter this fast growing market segment.”
iGaming Development in Europe will be headed by Filippo Ferri. He will work closely with current TST management to provide leadership in European i-gaming jurisdictions. Ferri commented, “TST has a strong international reputation for testing new technologies for regulators in the i-gaming arena. When you combine TST’s technical reputation with GLI’s, you create a company that is uniquely positioned to provide regulators and suppliers around the world with unparalleled service and capabilities.”