SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)

October 25, 2011 20:23 ET

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) Creates Dedicated Global Lottery Consulting Group

Gregory Doucette and Daniel Charlong Hired to Run Group From New Offices in Moncton, Canada

LAKEWOOD, NJ and MONCTON, NB--(Marketwire - Oct 25, 2011) - Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), the world's leading gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy, announced today that it has formed a new dedicated global lottery consulting group. The new group will consult with lottery organizations globally on issues relating to the audit and security of all of their lottery products, including VLTs, their on-line games, iGaming, scratch tickets and conformance with World Lottery Association (WLA) standards.

The Lottery Consultation group will be based in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, and will be headed by GLI's new Director of Lottery Services, Gregory Doucette, formerly of Tyrne Enterprises, Inc. and the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC), and Doucette's long-time business partner Daniel Charlong.

Doucette and Charlong will coordinate GLI's lottery consultation services globally, working with specialized GLI lottery team members throughout GLI's global network of 18 facilities. Together the team will provide lottery regulators and operators full-service lottery support in the expanding lottery market.

GLI selected Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, as the home-base for this group, as they will also support the ALC, Loto Quebec, and regulators in the Maritime Provinces, as well as GLI's other long-term clients in Eastern Canada. Local major suppliers in Eastern Canada will also benefit as well from the new location. GLI will continue to service Canadian regulators, lotteries and suppliers from its location in Vancouver, British Columbia.

"We are thrilled to have well-respected lottery leaders such as Greg Doucette and Dan Charlong spearheading our new lottery consultation team," said GLI President James Maida. "We already have a global presence and establishing this new group augments the full array of lottery services GLI currently offers to its lottery clients throughout the world. Our implementation of a dedicated lottery consultation and services group gives GLI's lottery clients unique access to the world's most talented testing laboratory professionals, in this case providing full service consultation to lottery executives in the expanding lottery market as technologies continue to merge and evolve. We are confident that the dedicated lottery division will be a tremendous asset for our clients."

Doucette is a World Lottery Association Security Controls Standard (WLA SCS©) and ISO 27001 Auditor. His lottery audit skills and experience are enhanced by his past career experience as the Director of Security & Compliance and Manager of Internal Audit for the ALC. Over the past 20 years, he has developed a broad range of experience in public and private industry. He recently successfully collaborated with GLI on a security audit for a major U.S. lottery.

Charlong is a trained and certified ISO 27001 trainer, auditor and implementer, and is trained and certified in the project management field. He has more than 25 years of experience in both the private and public sector in various roles, including public policy analysis, organizational change management and compliance, audit, financial management and analysis, compliance and standards regulations, business operations and management. He facilitates publically offered courses and specializes in developing custom training programs for organizations pursuing ISO certification.

GLI's first corporate contract, signed in 1989, was to test lottery devices and systems. Today the company tests for more than 65 lotteries around the world, most of them exclusively, which is more than any testing organization globally. GLI is an associate member of the European Lottery Association (ELA), the North American State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), and the World Lottery Association (WLA). This new GLI group will be dedicated to expanding the company's association with lottery organizations globally.

For more than 20 years, Gaming Laboratories International, LLC has been the world leader in providing independent testing, inspection and certification services to the gaming, wagering and lottery industry. GLI also offers independent network and information security assessments to its regulatory, lottery and supplier clients. With 18 laboratory locations located across Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America and South America, GLI is the only global organization of its kind to hold U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020 and guide 65 standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. For more information, visit www.gaminglabs.com.

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