LAKEWOOD, N.J. (August 25, 2011) – The world’s leading gaming test lab, Gaming Laboratories International, LLC, is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of its widely recognized technical standard GLI-11 “Gaming Devices in Casinos” v2.1.
GLI-11 v2.1 has undergone extensive industry review and comment. The draft version of the standard was provided to thousands of industry stakeholders for feedback. These stakeholders were inclusive of Gaming and Lottery Regulators, Industry Suppliers, Industry Operators and Industry Trade Associations. GLI critically reviewed and processed the several hundred individual comments received from these industry stakeholders and applied those comments and suggestions accordingly.
“GLI-11 v2.1 introduces a critical evolution of the GLI-11 standard with a focus on technological innovation and overall refinement of the standard; furthermore, for GLI-11 to continue to be a true ‘industry standard’ it was essential that we closely consulted with regulators, suppliers and operators to ensure that the document represented the most highly developed standards and practices within our industry. We are very excited by this enhancement to GLI-11 and the future of the GLI Standards Series,” said GLI Director of Technical Compliance Patrick Moore.
GLI-11 “Gaming Devices in Casinos” was first authored in 1999. Since that time it has become the most widely recognized and adopted technical standard in the gaming industry. It is recognized globally by some of the most highly regulated and successful gaming markets in existence and has been used as a regulatory guideline by hundreds of regulatory agencies around the world.
It is important to note that GLI-11 v2.1 does not introduce technical requirements which will cause currently developed technologies to no longer comply. Instead this version is intended to supplement a number of requirements which may have been too prescriptive. Furthermore, emphasis has been placed on refining sections such as the revision history and submission requirements by making those items supplemental documents which will be available separately from the core technical standard. This has reduced the overall size of the document and clearly enhanced the usability of the standard.
In the next few weeks, GLI will be releasing an update to a number of other GLI Technical Standards to reflect items impacted within those standards by the changes made to GLI-11.
Each standard in the GLI Standard Series is a culmination of industry best-practices and is continually updated. In addition to assisting regulators, the standards are of tremendous value to suppliers who use the standards as a guide in their R&D process; saving time and expense. All standards are available for free download on the Standards page at www.gaminglabs.com.
For more than 20 years, Gaming Laboratories International, LLC has been the world leader in providing independent testing, inspection and certification services to the gaming industry. With 16 laboratory locations located 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 industry. GLI offers independent third party evaluation and certification of Gaming technology, devices and systems in addition to providing network and information security assessments. For more information, visit www.gaminglabs.com.