his regulation created the figures of Authorized Provider of Services (PSA) and a Verification Entity (OV).
As the OV, GLI will be responsible for ensuring and verifying that all Authorized Providers of Services throughout Mexico comply with obligations under SAT regulations, regarding compliance to technical requirements established by the SAT.
GLI Director of Latin American and Caribbean Development Karen Sierra-Hughes said, “GLI underwent a thorough accreditation process in order to be recognized as the OV. We have been working very closely with the General Administration of the Federal Revenue Audit (AGAFF), the General Legal Administration (AGJ) and the Communications and Information Technology General Administration (AGCTI) in this accreditation process, and we are grateful to those officials for their dedication to the Mexican gaming industry and for their commitment to proper testing and standards.”
In its extensive involvement throughout Latin America, GLI has consistently and diligently worked toward obtaining accreditation as soon as legislation is established. This accreditation in Mexico is the latest example of GLI being the leader in achieving accreditation in a jurisdiction. Previous examples include Peru, Bolivia, Panama and Chile.
“Working towards obtaining our accreditation immediately, GLI is contributing to the regulator’s objective of being able to implement the regulatory policies per the plan established by the government. The sooner a lab is recognized, the sooner regulators’ policies can be put into reality,” Sierra-Hughes said.
GLI will have Latin American development representatives at the company’s booth at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas who can speak intelligently about the impact of this accreditation as well as the current status of gaming testing in Mexico and throughout Latin America. GLI will be in booth number 4224.
GLI has a long-standing commitment to the Mexican gaming industry. GLI and the Normalizacion y Certificacion Electronica (NYCE) recently celebrated four years of working closely together in a business alliance to help bring testing standards to Mexico. Since 2008, 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.