he agreement follows the successful opening of BMM’s Macau office in August 2008. The test centre, officially known as ‘MPI-BMM Testing Centre for Gaming Devices’, will be housed at MPI’s campus in Macau, and will be operated by BMM Macau utilizing the resources of both organizations. The centre will be designed and built to provide full interoperability testing services for multiple systems and devices as well as individual games platform testing.
This exclusive arrangement is the next step in BMM’s successful expansion in key Asian markets and provides Macau with a world-class testing centre for gaming devices. The agreement will further benefit Macau’s gaming industry through the development of appropriate gaming standards for the Macau market.
“Winning this exclusive partnership with the highly respected MPI is a significant vote of confidence in how BMM Compliance conducts its business worldwide. Our approach to business partnerships, which combines the best gaming testing facilities with regulatory assistance in standards and process development, was seen by the MPI evaluation committee, including the DICJ, as the preferred collaborative approach to meet their Gaming industry objectives in Macau”, said Martin Storm, President and CEO of BMM International. “BMM and MPI are creating a benchmark model for the industry, and we are delighted to be chosen as their partner”.
“BMM Compliance listened to us, and understood what we wanted to achieve in Macau’s gaming industry. It became clear to us that they were the only partner able to meet our requirements for compliance and certification testing skills and experience, and with the flexibility to work with us and the Macau regulators to formulate the right gaming standards for our needs in this market”, said Professor Lei, President of MPI.. “We are very confident this exclusive arrangement will be successful for MPI and for the gaming operators, manufacturers and the overall industry in Macau”.
“MPI was able to clearly see that BMM Compliance was different to the other organizations MPI was assessing for this partnership”, said BMM Compliance Asia-Pacific Managing Director, Peter Turner. “BMM showed MPI that it cared about the growth of the gaming industry, the development of the people in Macau’s gaming industry and the independence of Macau’s regulators to develop their own standards”.
Other key elements of this collaborative partnership with MPI are a joint approach to gaming research and development as well as scholarship initiatives in Macau. MPI and BMM will take part in a signing ceremony for their new agreement to be held on the 3rd of December at 4pm in Lecture Theatre 1 of Macau Polytechnic Institute. President of MPI, Professor Lei Heong Iok and Managing Director of BMM, Asia Pacific, Peter Turner, will lead the ceremony. Invitations are being extended to members of the Macau gaming industry and all related and interested parties.