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September 23, 2021

Interview to Karen Sierra-Hughes

GLI to demonstrate its award-winning GLI Mobile at ELA show

(Mexico, Exclusive Karen Sierra-Hughes, GLI Development Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, talked about how the laboratory is preparing for upcoming ELA show and also commented about the characteristics of the Mexican market. “At this year’s ELA, our objective is to communicate the importance of standards and to help regulators, suppliers and operators with any questions they might have bout the new NXM standards”, she assured.


ow are you preparing for ELA?
GLI and the Normalizacion y Certificacion Electronica (NYCE) will be exhibiting together to discuss the current NMX Standards and the ones that are in process to be developed as part of the normalization calendar this year. GLI will also be demonstrating our award-winning GLI Mobile, the award-winning app lets you take the lab with you anywhere you have a mobile signal. GLI Mobile is the fast link to GLIAccess, the password-protected backend of the lab. Now available in Spanish, GLIAccess is where regulators, operators and suppliers can quickly find status on all submissions and get up-to-the-minute updates.

What are the peculiarities of the Mexican market?
Mexico is a very interesting and evolving market, and GLI has been working very closely with NYCE and with Mexican regulators across the country for more than six years. From GLI’s perspective, it is very important that the regulatory process continue to move forward, to further ensure the game is fair for everyone – players, operators, and the government.

How is GLI positioned in Mexico?
Since 2006, GLI and Normalizacion y Certificacion Electronica (NYCE) have been working together to develop testing standards and to create voluntary compliance to those standards throughout Mexico. With that relationship, we have been able to work closely with regulators to help move the standards process along. Because of our dedication to the marketplace, GLI is very well positioned in the country, and we have been very happy to see the success that the standards process has had so far. 

What can you tell us about your work with NYCE?

Currently, GLI and NYCE are celebrating four years of working closely together in a business alliance to help bring testing standards to Mexico. Even before that, GLI and NYCE have established an accreditation scheme which is recognized in Mexico, and together GLI and NYCE established technical standards, known as the NMX Gaming Standards. Today, the companies’ relationship is as strong as ever.

We have made tremendous strides, and now, GLI together with NYCE, will continue working to develop new NMX standards to continue to respond to the advances in the technology that are a demand of the Mexican industry.  These efforts include the standards based in GLI 26 (wireless technology) and GLI 19 (iGaming standards).

What are your objectives for this year?
At this year’s ELA, our objective is to communicate the importance of standards and to help regulators, suppliers and operators with any questions they might have bout the new NXM standards. We will also help regulators and suppliers understand all of the many, exclusive tools that GLI has that can help them do business more efficiently and more cost-effectively.

Of course, it is always a great opportunity for suppliers to consult regarding the new regulatory developments in Latin America and the Caribbean, and GLI will be happy to take the opportunity to discuss those. 

Outside of ELA, our objectives in Mexico this year are to continue working closely with NYCE and with regulators to maintain the momentum we have generated to keep the standards process moving forward at a successful pace.

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