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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 04:54PM
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (December 11, 2012) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), the world’s leading gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy, has been awarded a State of Nevada Certificate of Recognition by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval.
Governor Sandoval presented GLI with the Certificate of Recognition in a ceremony during a meeting of the State of Nevada Economic Development Council (EDC). The Governor awarded GLI with the Certificate in recognition of what the award said is GLI’s “innovation and entrepreneurship, which has helped drive economic growth and job creation in Nevada.”
The Chairman of Nevada’s Economic Development Council Glenn Christenson, said, “On behalf of our Board of Directors and the entire community, we congratulate GLI on its decision to expand their investment in Southern Nevada. We look forward to working with the GLI team, wish them continued success and appreciate their contribution to our growing economy.”
“The GLI team is extremely honored to receive this Certificate of Recognition for its extensive economic development efforts in and commitment to Nevada,” said GLI General Counsel and Director of Government Relations Kevin Mullally. “GLI’s investment is possible because of the courage and vision shown by Governor Sandoval and the members of the Nevada Assembly who supported the effort to welcome private labs.”
“Over the past two years, GLI has worked very closely with the State, the EDC and the State of Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), as the Board transitioned some testing responsibilities to private labs. GLI has invested heavily in infrastructure and staff to facilitate Nevada’s desire to become the jurisdiction of first choice for new technology. GLI has been able to accomplish this while reducing the industry’s overall testing costs and maintaining or improving upon the current testing times. As a result, GLI’s investments have proven to be very successful, and our team is happy to be an ever-growing part of the Nevada community,” Mullally said.
In 2012, GLI invested nearly $7 million in infrastructure and hiring in its Las Vegas laboratory, adding more than 93 permanent jobs in Nevada. In June 2012, GLI was named a “Registered Independent Testing Laboratory” by the NGCB, and the company has received more than 2,000 submissions for testing since then. The submissions include every type of gaming product, from iGaming to sports book devices and systems, as well as slot products and casino management systems.
GLI has 20 global lab locations. The upgrade of GLI’s 86,000 square foot laboratory in Las Vegas is now home to more than 165 of GLI’s more than 750 employees worldwide.
As of July 1, 2012, the State of Nevada Gaming Control Board Technology Division no longer performs the pre-approval of gambling games, gaming devices, associated equipment, cashless wagering systems, mobile gaming systems, and interactive gaming systems. Pre-approval for all of these devices has moved over to private, independent test labs, such as GLI.
With more than 750 employees, GLI has more capacity than any other lab. GLI serves more than 455 global jurisdictions, more than 130 of which exclusively accept GLI certification letters.
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