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June 21, 2021

In the Philippines

PAGCOR thanks GLI for the development of Technical Standard for Electronic Gaming Machines

(Philippines).- Since opening the first full-service and accredited gaming test lab in the Macao region, GLI has been growing its business exponentially throughout the area. Now GLI, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, has reached another milestone in assisting regulators for developing the PAGCOR (Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation) Technical Standard for Electronic Gaming Machines.


AGCOR has expressed its appreciation and thanks to GLI for its support and assistance in this effort. PAGCOR will formally announce the launch of the Technical Standard this week to the Philippine media, and the agency has invited GLI Asia General Manager Larry Xiao to attend the ceremony as an honorable guest.

The development of technical standards for electronic gaming machines is an important milestone in the evolving role of PAGCOR as gaming industry regulator. Atty. Jorge V. Sarmiento, President and Chief Operating Officer of PAGCOR said, “We are pleased to finally have uniform technical standards that will ensure a high level of integrity of slot machines and other types of electronic gaming machines operating in the Philippines. This cooperative endeavor between PAGCOR and GLI reflects our desire for the Philippines to adhere to global best practices in all aspects of gaming.”

“We are honored with the incredible trust the Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has bestowed in GLI. Since 1998, we have worked closely with PAGCOR, and we are absolutely thrilled with the opportunity to work with PAGCOR side by side on the establishment of this Technical Standard. GLI’s strong local presence has contributed tremendously to this effort. GLI is also humbled by this achievement and will continue to serve PAGCOR and other regulators around globe to best of our ability,” said GLI Vice President of Global Services Ian Hughes.

For 25 years, Gaming Laboratories International has continuously delivered the best quality land-based and iGaming testing and consulting services with supreme accuracy while reducing time to market. With 21 laboratory locations spread across Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America and South America, GLI is the only global organization of its kind to hold U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020 and guide 65 standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. For more information, visit

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