Gaming Laboratories International creates business alliance with NYCE to develop standards, create voluntary compliance in Mexico


There are an estimated 50,000 to 75,000 gaming devices in operation in Mexico, but there is no testing requirement for those devices. Now Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) and the Normalizacion y Certificacion Electronica (NYCE) have established a business alliance to help bring testing standards to Mexico.

 Under the agreement, GLI and NYCE will work together to develop testing standards, create voluntary compliance to those standards and to encourage the Mexican government to adopt mandatory testing standards for gaming devices.

 Further, GLI will use its extensive training services to assist NYCE in developing field inspection teams in Mexico. The field inspection teams will perform audit and software verifications that are critical to the effective control of electronic gaming devices.

 The cooperative agreement provides that NYCE will accept GLI test results and certifications for gaming devices and systems for use in Mexico. With this alliance NYCE will be able to develop the capability of testing that Mexican market requires in this field.

 GLI President James R. Maida said, “The number of gaming devices in Mexico is significant, and it is critical to the future of gaming that those devices be tested and certified to ensure a fair game for everyone. We are very pleased to be working with NYCE on this important technical testing project. As the certification body leader in Mexico, they represent the dedication to integrity, accuracy and independence that are the core values of GLI.”

 NYCE President Claudio Bortoluz Orlandi said, “We believe that establishing a relationship with the world’s leading independent gaming testing laboratory will be very beneficial to helping establish important testing standards that will protect consumers and ensure the integrity of gaming in Mexico. With GLI’s help, NYCE will soon gain important technical expertise necessary to independently verify gaming devices in Mexico.”

 Gaming Laboratories International operates nine fully accredited testing laboratories worldwide, in addition to fully accredited inspection bodies in America, Europe and Africa. GLI is the only independent testing laboratory of its kind to hold both U.S. and International accreditations for compliance with ISO 17025 and 17020 standards for technical competence in testing and inspection services. For more information, visit

 Mexico City-based NYCE is a non-profit corporation with a membership of 43 Mexican companies and verifies and certifies compliance of both Mexican Standards (technical regulations) and non-mandatory Mexican Standards for telecommunications, electronics and information technologies. NYCE also drafts and issues non-mandatory Mexican Standards in these areas and certifies quality systems based on ISO 9000, among other verifications and certifications, for many sectors. For more information, visit