BMM gains test lab approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board
June 28, 2012
BMM North America has been officially approved by the Nevada Gaming Control Board as a Registered Independent Testing Laboratory (ITL).
BMM North America will now be able to provide pre-approval inspection and certification services for regulated gaming products used in the State of Nevada. The Nevada Gaming Commission and the Nevada Gaming Control Board shall retain final approval authority of all product inspected and certified by BMM.
This registration comes as a result of the passage of AB 279 during the Nevada legislative session which transferred the performance of these functions to private ITLs, subject to oversight and review by the Nevada Gaming Control Board Technology Division.
“This is a significant paradigm shift for Nevada” said Martin Storm, BMM global president and CEO. “BMM will do everything we can to support the NGCB and Nevada licensees through this process. We will continue to provide the highest level of quality, accuracy and integrity in conducting these preapproval services and will uphold the extremely high standards of the State of Nevada. It’s these high standards that have become BMM’s hallmark during our 30 years of global testing and certification services.”
In anticipation of this registration and the capacity required to keep pace with market demand, BMM recently announced it will be moving into new world headquarters later this year. The headquarters include a state of the art testing laboratory in Las Vegas that is almost four times as large as its current premises. BMM also continues to add jobs in Nevada at a rapid pace, specifically service professionals with Nevada-specific experience in testing and certification services. This team is led by Travis Foley, VP of operations, who was the former chief of the technology division at the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and Adam Fong, senior director of service delivery, also formerly with the Nevada Gaming Control Board. BMM expects to add more than 100 new Nevada-based employees within the next 18-24 months.
“We are excited about working with Nevada and its licensees in the days ahead” said Foley. “BMM currently possesses over 30 years of combined experience in testing to Nevada's regulations, technical standards and minimum internal control standards (MICS) across our team of professionals. We look forward to doing all we can to support the product approval process in this environment of rapidly evolving technology.”
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