aming Laboratories International (GLI) has become the first test laboratory to be accredited by the Buenos Aires Provincial Institute of Lottery and Casinos (IPLyC). GLI will provide the regulator with various professional testing, assessment, technical training, and certification services, including assistance during technical audits as required.
The accreditation affirms that GLI has met the requirements for being registered in the “Registry of Certifying Laboratories – Province of Buenos Aires,” and that GLI has the requisite technical and scientific means and the suitable personnel for the performance of testing and certification of games, gaming machines, systems, and online gaming platforms in the Province of Buenos Aires on behalf of the IPLyC.
This GLI accreditation was accomplished in the context of recent regulations establishing the certification and homologation for casinos; as well as recent legalization and regulation of online gaming.
“Through the Registry of Certifying Laboratories of the Province of Buenos Aires, created by Resolution N°220/19, the IPLyC seeks to strengthen its control capacity and guarantee the technical solvency of the laboratories that perform certifications of the technical standards and requirements enforced in the jurisdiction. In this regard, we emphasize that GLI has not only satisfactorily fulfilled all our administrative and technical requirements for registration, but for years has provided us advise with the highest degree of professionalism, both during audits in gaming halls as well as in regulatory matters,” said Sabrina Minin, Systems Director of the Buenos Aires Provincial Institute of Lottery and Casinos.
GLI’s Director of Latin America and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development Karen Sierra-Hughes stated: “We are grateful to the Buenos Aires Provincial Institute of Lottery and Casinos for their transparency, guidance, and ongoing clarification which allowed us to efficiently and rapidly comply with their newly formulated accreditation process.”
“We are indeed honored to be able to assist the Buenos Aires Provincial Institute of Lottery and Casinos in their efforts to strengthen and solidify regulatory controls in their jurisdiction. In addition to supporting the regulators’ plan, our thorough testing process will help suppliers and operators confidently meet their testing and certification needs; thereby allowing them to more quickly and efficiently enter this important land-based and online market,” Sierra-Hughes added.
During the past 30 years, GLI has offered regulators, suppliers, operators, and government lotteries around the world an unparalleled range of world-class testing, assessment, certification, educational, and professional consultancy services which allow them to mitigate risk and achieve a competitive edge, both locally and globally, with security, confidence, and integrity.
GLI has also been working with the Latin American and Caribbean gaming and lottery industry for 21 years. Specific to Argentina, GLI had been providing a variety of professional testing, certification, training, and inspection services for the Province of Buenos Aires jurisdiction since 2003 in accordance with accepted international regulatory standards. Additionally, GLI South America, which is the firm’s laboratory based in La Plata Argentina, has been serving local suppliers since 2008.