It has been quite a year so far on multiple fronts for Las Vegas-based BMM Testlabs, a leading international gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy.
Indeed, the past 12 months have seen the company expand its Canadian offices, receive licenses to test gaming products in new states and countries, test and approve the first online gaming platform in South America and continue to participate in a wide range of gaming industry trade shows and events.
For those unfamiliar with BMM Testlabs, it is one of the longest established and most experienced private independent gaming certification labs in the world, providing professional technical and regulatory compliance services to the gaming industry since 1981, according to its website. At its core, BMM is a systems-expert company that has provided consulting for and tested many of the largest gaming networks and systems over the last 35 years. In addition BMM has been successfully testing and certifying the full scope of Class III casino products for over two decades. The company also authored the first set of independent gaming standards in 1992 and the first set of online gaming standards in 2001.
BMM currently employs some 300 people in 13 global locations and serves over 440 jurisdictions. Its world headquarters are in Las Vegas, with offices in Mexico City (Mexico), Lima (Peru), Melbourne and Sydney (Australia), Singapore, Macau (SAR, China), Moncton (Canada), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Barcelona (Spain), Vienna (Austria), Bologna (Italy) and Midrand (South Africa).
BMM’s commitment to these locations and gaming marketplaces was displayed this past February when the company announced it was leasing additional space for its Moncton office to better house its expanding staff and services. “This current addition provides a further 11,000 square feet to our already existing significant property in Moncton,” said Jean Corriveau, director of operations for BMM’s Moncton office. “Thiswill be BMM’s flagship test lab in Canada… a facility where staff can learn about the testing industry, develop their careers and be part of the BMM culture.”
This commitment to be a worldwide supplier of test services for the gaming industry was further reinforced by BMM’s active pursuit of licenses to operate in new jurisdictions or in new product categories. License wins this year include receiving accreditation to provide testing and certification services for Superintendencia De Casinos De Juego for the country of Chile. BMM Testlabs has been operating successfully in South America from Lima since 2007 and has delivered games and systems certifications for land-based and online gaming in many countries including Peru, Argentina, Columbia, Panama and Bolivia.
“BMM has a long history of supporting the Chile gaming market and we have seen the casino industry grow exponentially over the last few years due to the massive growth in tourism,” said Martin Storm, president and COO for BMM Testlabs. “This is a trend that we expect to continue.”
BMM’s position in the South American was on display when it was tabbed as the testing laboratory for WPlay.co’s online gambling platform, a live sports wagering offering seeking a Columbia license. Based on BMM’s test report and certification, COLJUEGOS, Colombia’s regulatory body, issued its first license for online sports betting operations to WPlay.co and its owner Aquila Global Group. “To date, Colombia is the only jurisdiction in South America that has approved online gambling legislation,” said Marzia Turrini, senior vice president of Southern Europe and South America for BMM Testlabs. “BMM is honored to have been a driving force in this historic development.
BMM has also recently won licenses in Italy, to provide VLT testing and certification services for Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli, and Michigan, to test and certify electronic gaming devices and associated equipment for the Michigan Gaming Control Board.
Through all this activity, BMM also managed to remain active on the gaming industry event front, exhibiting and offering its expertise to ICE Totally Gaming, FADJA 2017, G2E Asia, Juegos Miami, the inaugural Japan Gaming Congress and, of course, the upcoming G2E show in Las Vegas. The company also hosted a Regulatory “Road Trip” symposium for tribal regulators and operators this past August at Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in California.
“BMM is excited to host the “Road Trip” symposium for tribal regulators and operators in California,” said Jodi DiLascio, director of tribal gaming for BMM Testlabs. “We are committed to tribal gaming regulators in providing access to educational events to support success in tribal jurisdictions.”
To learn more about BMM Testlabs and its offerings, visit www.bmm.com