GLI earns accreditation from Brazilian government agency

March 26, 2024 8:13 PM
Photo: CDC Gaming Reports
  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports
March 26, 2024 8:13 PM
  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports

Gaming Laboratories International on Monday announced that it is the first laboratory to achieve accreditation from the Secretaria De Prêmios e Apostas (SPA) in Brazil.

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GLI will be able to test and certify equipment, programs, instruments, and devices for betting systems, live game studios, and online games used by fixed-odds lottery operators in the South American country.

“We commend the outstanding work that SPA has done in creating a regulatory framework by adapting global best practices to their jurisdiction need and thank them for the transparency and professionalism of this laboratory accreditation process,” said GLI Vice President for Latin America, Caribbean, and Spain Karen Sierra-Hughes in a statement. “We are grateful for the trust put in our work by Brazilian operators and suppliers in the past years in their self-regulatory efforts to voluntarily adhere to compliance processes, which puts them in the position to transition effortlessly to the rise of regulations that are in development today.”

According to the company, GLI has worked with regulators, lotteries, and industry stakeholders across the Latin American and Caribbean region for more than 26 years. In Brazil, GLI has worked closely with government entities and all industry stakeholders for nearly 20 years.

“We have witnessed the efforts that the government and the industry had made throughout all these years to regulate different forms of gaming and lottery, and we feel fortunate to have been part of it while sharing our global expertise and putting the local focus needed in providing support customized to the Brazil culture and particularities of this unique market,” Sierra-Hughes added. “We are looking forward to being part of this very exciting time in Brazil and now finally also as an official accredited laboratory for this great country.”

In February, GLI became the first lab to achieve accreditation to test online gaming, wagering, and retail sports betting in Peru. In Brazil last year, GLI was the first lab authorized to test and certify for the Lottery of Parana LOTTOPAR.