Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), which provides professional services as well as testing and certification to gaming regulators globally, recently joined the association of Gaming Security Professionals of Canada (GSPC), making it the first Independent Test Lab (ITL) to do so.

Organizations from British Columbia to Nova Scotia are represented by the GSPC, a not-for-profit organization whose ordinance encompasses all gaming services, including Internet gaming, video lottery networks, lottery ticket systems, and casino gaming. The membership connects GLI directly to the Canadian community, putting it at the forefront of industry experiences, developments, and insights, which can then be incorporated into the services offered by GLI to its clients.

Thomas Bierbach, GLI’s Director, Lottery and Gaming Practice, said, “We are excited to be a part of the GSPC, for the opportunity to exchange information, and share best practices within the Canadian gaming and lottery industry. Having worked with many of the individuals and organizations at the GSPC, we are looking to continue to learn, share and contribute GLI’s expertise in lottery and gaming security. Integrity, safety and security are values GLI shares and are the foundation of not only GLI’s lottery and security practices, but in all areas of the company,” according to the company’s press release.

More than 1,757,470 items have been certified by the company headquartered in Lakewood, New Jersey since its creation in 1989. GLI has either tested on, and or, consulted on, equipment for upwards of 475 jurisdictions. GLI’s new membership demonstrates its commitment to ensuring the security, safety, and standards of the Canadian gaming industry, which it has supported since its inception.

Last year, GLI along with BMM Testlabs received conditional certification by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to operate as independent testing laboratories.