SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)

February 01, 2012 11:47 ET

Gaming Laboratories International Opens New Test Lab Near Barcelona and New Development Office in Madrid

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - Feb 1, 2012) - Gaming Laboratories International, the world's leading technical consulting and independent certification laboratory, has opened its newest laboratory location in Sant Cugat, Spain, near Barcelona. The lab, GLI Test Labs Espana (GLI Espana), will support both land-based and iGaming testing and certification work for Spanish suppliers and operators. The new office brings the total number of GLI's global lab locations to 20.

"GLI has had tremendous success and shown great leadership in testing for land-based and iGaming jurisdictions across Europe. Adding this capacity will allow GLI to further strengthen our European presence and capabilities to test for the Spanish land-based AWP, Spanish casino markets, and Spanish iGaming markets," said GLI Europe Managing Director Phillip Barow (

"This is the right time for GLI to establish a more formal presence in Europe with the recent activity of the iGaming market that is on the verge of becoming regulated and continued strong growth of Spanish manufacturers in South America. With locations in both Madrid and Barcelona, GLI will be able to better meet the needs of the industry and provide independent advice to regulators in each of the Autonomous Regions," Barow said.

GLI Espana is located at:
SC Trade Center
Trade III
Avda. Corts Catalanes, 9-11 ofic.1D pl.2
08173 Sant Cugat del Vallès

GLI Espana will have native Spanish speakers to facilitate European manufacturers who are active in Spanish and Latin American markets. This lab will also facilitate GLI's work with the numerous iGaming operators and suppliers who are targeting the local Spanish markets as well as local AWP suppliers to the Spanish markets.

The testing facility will have eight engineers and two support staff. The lab will be fully integrated within the GLI network, and will feature all of the same capabilities that exist in every other GLI office.

Additionally, GLI iGaming Development Director Filippo Ferri ( will now be based in Madrid, where he will service the rapidly evolving Spanish iGaming market and interface with regulators. A presence in Madrid will allow GLI to better support some of the latest European markets to regulate.

The news is the latest in a string of positive developments for GLI in Spain. In October, GLI Europe BV, the European operation of GLI, was accredited by Spanish Gaming Authorities to test and certify iGaming platforms for Spain. GLI was already able to certify remote gaming platforms for the Autonomous Region of Madrid.

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 20 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

Contact Information

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    Christie Eickelman
    Sr. Director of Worldwide Marketing
    Gaming Laboratories International
    +1 (702) 914-2220
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