More than 55 regulators and other dignitaries joined officials of Gaming Laboratories International in Macau for the grand opening of the GLI Asia Interoperability and Testing Center, the first gaming test lab in the region. The event drew a large mix of dignitaries from across the region and from many aspects of the industry, including suppliers, government officials, operators and regulators.
The GLI Asia Interoperability and Testing Center will serve several regional markets such as mainland China (lottery), Japan, Macau, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and other emerging Asian gaming and lottery markets. Many of these markets have already utilized GLI’s services.
“Our goal was to have more than just a testing laboratory or a ‘Macau office,'” said GLI Asia General Manager Larry Xiao. “Our goal was to establish an Asian base for GLI, which we now have. From GLI Asia, we serve multiple countries along the Pacific Rim, including their governments, local and international suppliers, as well as the casino and lottery operators.”
The new lab also has an agreement with Macau Polytechnic Institute to work on joint research projects, to provide training at the school, and to cultivate and hire future graduates.