he “Qualified Entity” authorization expands GLI’s activities in Peru, where it has been testing devices since 1997, and further proves GLI’s commitment to the gaming industry throughout Latin America.
The General Director of Casino Games and Slot Machines of MINCETUR, Ing. Manuel San Román said, “We are very satisfied that Gaming Laboratories International had achieved the accreditation before MINCETUR as a Qualified Entity for the evaluation and certification of the Unified On Line Control System model – SUCTR. This accreditation was done within the chronogram projected, which gives us the certainty that as of October 2011, we will have all the gaming halls of Peru interconnected to an efficient and modern management and control system.”
He continued, “This way GLI becomes into the first Certification Entity to get accredited before MINCETUR, we hope this example will be followed by other certification laboratories in the following days. This important milestone is beginning of the next step that corresponds to the certification and homologation of the systems that will then be available on time for operators to choose the one that better suits their particular needs.”
GLI’s Latin American Development Manager Karen Sierra said, “Once again GLI has proven our commitment to the Latin American region, from both the regulatory and supplier points of view, by achieving certifications and complying with regulatory requirements to maintain and achieve our recognition and accreditations in every jurisdiction where our services are needed.”
GLI’s process to being certified began when Peru’s Ministerio de Comercio Interior y Turismo recently issued the “Complementary Technical Regulation for the implementation of the On Line Unified Control System (SUCTR).” This regulation established technical requirements for systems to be authorized and registered by the Direccion General de Juegos de Casinos y Maquinas Tragamonedas (DGJCMT).
GLI then requested the authorization as a Qualified Entity, and after a detailed and thorough process, the accreditation was issued on December 10, making GLI the first independent testing lab to achieve this recognition.
Peru is a vibrant gaming market with approximately 65,000 slot machines and more than 600 gaming halls authorized by the DGJCMT.