Following the 2017 acquisition of NMi Gaming, swelling GLI’s EMEA presence to eight offices supporting over 320 employees, the test lab will bring its expanded international capacity to ICE 2019, with certification of the burgeoning European iGaming market its primary focus.
After becoming the first independent laboratory to be awarded testing and certification accreditation in Cyprus, alongside opening a new Austrian office to serve increased market activity, GLI will return to the exposition to consolidate its growing European presence.
With iGaming and mobile betting gaining increasing traction in UK and European markets, GLI will use its appearance to help attendees “confidently navigate the dynamic landscape of online sports wagering and interactive gaming technologies.”
“GLI is the only lab that can take suppliers’ newest gaming and lottery innovations anywhere in the world they want them to go,” said Martin Britton, EMEA managing director.
“With 23 offices located on six continents serving 475 jurisdictions, only GLI has the global bandwidth, regulation ready resources, and technical interoperability capabilities to get manufacturers’ products over the line and into global markets with speed, reliability, accuracy, and efficiency.”
GLI’s Cyber Security Services will show delegates how the lab delivers services such as iGaming technical and security standards consultancy, Information System Security (ISS) assessments, and security and audit services optimized for the industry.
GLI will also exhibit its proprietary test automation technology, described by Britton as “a paradigm shift in the way gaming devices are tested,” and designed to streamline the testing process, improving time-to-market, as well as increase operator confidence by expanding issue discovery through complete coverage.
GLI’s appearance at ICE comes at a crucial point in the development of online gaming, with Britton noting that the growth of iGaming, mobile sports wagering, and mobile gaming is “remaking the gaming landscape throughout Europe and the world.”
“A new generation of players is driving a shift in gaming from traditional land-based casino operations to mobile devices. Along with the expansion of new communications technologies such as 5G Wi-Fi, this trend will no doubt further accelerate the expansion of online player engagement throughout Europe.”
With potentially profitable European regulated markets – such as Sweden – set to open in the near future, GLI will use ICE to consolidate its position as a leading test facility for the continent, as well as further afield.
“We have the best people in place in all our offices to assist our clients and help them navigate the new gaming rules and regulations,” added Britton.
“We will continue to expand our iGaming and sports wagering capabilities both in Europe and throughout the world in 2019, seeking accreditation in new iGaming markets as they emerge.”