Gaming Laboratories International is to continue as the leading lab in The Prairie State, after again being selected by the Illinois Gaming Board to perform testing and certification services for the region’s riverboat casino and video gaming markets

The only testing laboratory that has been continuously recognised by the IGB since the state’s first casinos opened in 1991, in that time GLI has certified approximately 67,000 components for the Illinois riverboat gaming market. 

Furthermore, the firm is the only lab to ever have been recognised to test for the video gaming market, which has seen the certification of a little under 5,000 components in nine years.

“The Illinois riverboat casino and video gaming market requires a thorough understanding of the technical requirements, rules and procedures for the approval of gaming equipment,” explained Peter Wolff, GLI’s global manager of technical compliance

“GLI’s 28 years of experience working in this environment is essential to performing a proper and timely product evaluation for Illinois. Knowing the details is critical to success, and no one understands those details like GLI.

“Video gaming in Illinois is a unique and requires highly specialised knowledge of the IGB CMCS, kiosk requirements, rules that are unique to Illinois and the expectations of the IGB staff.”

GLI’s license under the rules recently promulgated by the board is aimed at ensuring a seamless transition for consumers.

“We have invested heavily in developing our team of experts devoted to servicing the Illinois gaming market,” commented James Maida, GLI president and CEO

“Our dedicated Illinois staff meets twice weekly with IGB staff to ensure projects stay on track and that our testing efficiently meets the high standards of the Illinois regulators. 

“Doing this requires specialised knowledge and experience – it is not a service you can just create out of air. We take great pride in offering the best possible customer service and quality to our clients in the Illinois market, as we do with each of our clients worldwide.”