egulators from Argentina, Chile, Panama, Paraguay and Peru were in attendance. The event coincided with the SAGSE and MAGIA tradeshows, and GLI had a strong presence at both events.
The Roundtable took place in the official facilities of the Provincial Institute of Lottery and Casinos of the Province of Buenos Aires in La Plata City, Argentina, which is the Regulatory agency in the jurisdiction of the Province of Buenos Aires.
Luis Alberto Peluso, president of the Provincial Institute of Lottery and Casinos of the Province of Buenos Aires, said, “It is very important to be able to share the experiences with other Regulators of the country and Latin America and make advances regarding the control and certification of electronic devices that are keep advancing together with the new technologies.”
Presenting at the roundtable were staff from GLI South America and GLI North America. Topics included the role of the laboratory, tutorial on slot machines, roulette, table games, mathematics, RNGs, systems, field inspections and new technology including downloadable and server games, among others.
GLI Manager Latin America/Spain Development Karen Sierra-Hughes said, “For the past 10 years, GLI has been working closely with Latin American regulators, and we are thrilled with the incredible response we had at our first roundtable. We are grateful to the support they have given to GLI over the past 10 years, and we are firmly committed to this region of the world.”
GLI South America Director Javier Diaz said, “Regulators expressed their happiness with GLI lecturers’ technical knowledge. This was the first event of its kind they had attended, and they were very pleased to have the opportunity to receive training and insight on state of the art on gaming technology, and in knowing the experience of on line control systems already implemented.”
Since being accredited as the first independent certification laboratory in Peru more than 10 years ago, GLI has concentrated its efforts to serving clients in the region. GLI currently works with regulators and government agencies in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Panama and Peru. GLI also services numerous countries in the Caribbean.
Next up for GLI is the Global Gaming Expo this November, where GLI team members will appear on five panels. GLI’s 8th annual North American Regulators Roundtable is slated for March 2009.