First-of-its-kind facility in region is designed to help clients prepare for rapidly changing technology

Gaming Laboratories International has reached another milestone in the company’s history, opening the first-ever fully operational independent testing and interoperability center in the region.

The new 3,000-square-foot facility is located in the China Civil Plaza in Macao. 

 “The driving philosophy behind opening GLI Asia is customer service,” Ian Hughes, GLI Asia managing director, said in a Dec. 3 news release. “Now we have a fully functionally lab, staffed by experts with unsurpassed knowledge, to help our clients prepare for rapidly changing technologies and laying down the groundwork for the future of gaming.”

The lab also functions as GLI’s regional headquarters, enabling suppliers, regulators and operators to use the center’s advanced testing and interoperability capabilities. The lab will serve several regional markets including mainland China (lottery), Macao, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and other emerging Asian gaming and lottery markets.

 “Since establishing a presence in Macao, GLI has enjoyed a strong working relationship with both the Macao Gaming Inspection & Coordination Bureau (DICJ) and the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI). We extend our gratitude to them and look forward to working together on upcoming projects and programs,” noted Larry Xiao, GLI Asia general manager.

GLI operates nine fully accredited testing laboratories worldwide, as well as fully accredited inspection bodies in America, Europe and Africa.