GLI Named an Independent Testing Lab for iGaming in Ontario
August 11, 2021
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has been named an iGaming independent testing laboratory (ITL) by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
The registration means that, effective immediately, GLI is authorized to test and certify iGaming components such as games, random number generator (RNGs) platforms/RGS, and cybersecurity. A press release states that GLI’s services will help to ensure an efficient and timely commencement of operations in the regulated market.
The AGCO and the province will lean on GLI’s 30+ years of international experience in iGaming testing, certification, and consultation. GLI is currently the only lab working with all existing and emerging jurisdictions worldwide, giving it what the press release describes as "unparalleled expertise and insight" to help AGCO, AGCO-registered operators, and/or gaming-related suppliers successfully navigate the exciting opportunities in Ontario for iGaming.
GLI has already helped all Canadian provinces that are currently online with their technical standards and/or mission-critical online gaming testing deployments to date, including the Alberta’s most recent online portal launch.
“It is extremely exciting to see the future of the iGaming landscape emerge in Ontario. GLI is proud to be a part of it and honored to have been registered as an authorized test lab by the AGCO,” said GLI CEO James Maida. “We’re always preparing for what’s next- land-based, digital, or both, with experts on the ground around the world. As the pioneer in iGaming and sportsbook testing and certification, we know we will have much to offer, and our global professionals are ready to help in ways no one else can.”
In addition to formal testing and certification work on behalf of the AGCO, GLI is ready to provide other valuable assistance to interested operators and suppliers, such as pre-certification testing, jurisdictional consultation, and regulatory advisory support to help them clearly understand the AGCO Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming. GLI also provides a full suite of critical integrated services including GAP Analyses and Transfers of Approval, educational services for iGaming or sports betting compliance, workshops, and many other forms of emerging market support and consultancy.
“Beyond wanting the AGCO and province of Ontario to greatly benefit, we also want operators and suppliers to be commercially successful, all while maintaining the highest levels of integrity in compliance. Our technical and regulatory compliance teams are ready to test, consult and advise on best practices to achieve that,” said Salim L. Adatia, Vice President of Client Services for North America.