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BMM Testlabs Pleased to Support the 20th Annual National Center for Responsible Gaming Conference on Gambling and Addiction

BMM Testlabs Pleased to Support the 20th Annual National Center for Responsible Gaming Conference on Gambling and Addiction

BMM Testlabs Pleased to Support the 20th Annual National Center for Responsible Gaming Conference on Gambling and Addiction

BMM Testlabs, the world’s leading gaming test lab and product compliance consultancy, is pleased to be a Bronze Sponsor in support of the 20th Annual National Center for Responsible Gaming Conference (NCRG) on Gambling and Addiction on October 13-14, 2019. The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is the only national organization exclusively devoted to funding scientific research and education that will help increase understanding of gambling disorder and find effective methods of prevention and treatment for the disorder. Chief of Staff, Wendy Anderson commented, “BMM is a socially responsible company and has always been at the forefront of educating the industry on issues from skill-based gaming, to sports betting, to forensics, to responsible gaming and beyond. The NCRG is pivotal in RG research and we thank them for their continued advancements in educating gaming professionals on responsible gaming.” Frank Fahrenkopf, BMM’s Non-Executive Director will be featured on a panel discussion at the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction: 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.Plenary Session20th Anniversary of the National Gambling Impact Study CommissionPanel:Frank Fahrenkopf, Jr.Katherine Spilde, PhD, MBA, San Diego State UniversityChristine Reilly, National Center for Responsible GamingRoger Gros, Global Gaming Business The National Gambling Impact Study Commission was charged by Congress with “a very broad and difficult task—to conduct a comprehensive legal and factual study of the social and economic implications of gambling in the United States.” The commission issued its report in 1999. This panel will reflect on the impact of the report on the gambling landscape after 20 years. For more information on the National Center for Responsible Gaming Conference on Gambling and Addiction, visit...

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BMM Testlabs Attends ICE Africa 2019

BMM Testlabs Attends ICE Africa 2019

BMM Testlabs was pleased to attend ICE Africa 2019 at Sandton Convention Centre in Sandown Sandton, South Africa on October 2-3. VP, Operations and Sales, Zeena Rossouw commented, “2019 has been another growth year for BMM South Africa. Our market opportunities are increasing because of our new licenses and acceptance in emerging African jurisdictions. We know that by attending important shows like ICE Africa, we meet and network with current and potential clients as the go-to test lab in the region. This year, I am honored to have been nominated to participate in the Women in Gaming breakfast and be featured as one of 30 women in gaming in Africa and South Africa.” EVP and General Manager, Australia and Asia Pacific, Kirk White added, “We are very proud of Zeena to be recognized for her success in the industry. Technical Compliance Manager, Obed Mathabe and PSD Manager Sifiso Sibiya will be joining Zeena at the show to support our growth and increase BMM’s presence in the South Africa and Africa market. With our great team and understanding of compliance of all Africa’s regulated gambling market, BMM will continue to be the test lab of choice in the...

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BMM Testlabs – The Original Test Lab Paving the Way Forward at G2E 2019

BMM Testlabs – The Original Test Lab Paving the Way Forward at G2E 2019

BMM Testlabs, the world’s original gaming test lab and product compliance consultancy, is pleased to announce its participation at G2E in Las Vegas on October 14-17, 2019. President and CEO, Martin Storm stated, “The concept of innovation and improving the industry has been a driving force of BMM since it was established in 1981. In 1992 BMM created and established the first comprehensive, integrated technical standards for gaming products. These standards were cornerstone of current technical standards. BMM was also first to achieve ISO9000 series accreditation’s for gaming labs that has become a global standard for all labs.” Paving the way forward, BMM has set the path for gaming test labs by being the first in many important areas: 1983 – BMM first to test lottery systems1985 – BMM first to test parimutuel betting systems1990 – BMM first to test server-based and downloadable systems1992 – BMM first to create a complete set of technical standards for land-based casino products1995 – BMM first to achieve gaming test lab ISO accreditation’s2001 – BMM first to create a complete set of gaming standards for online gaming operations2008 – BMM first to develop test curriculum and partner with universities2014 – BMM first to launch a philanthropic program to give back to Tribal Youth – ‘The Next Generation Initiative’2017 – BMM first to be approved as an ISTQB global partner requiring all engineering staff to achieve ISTQB accreditation “As the world’s original global gaming test lab, BMM remains committed to creating, establishing and setting the standards for global testing excellence across the industry,” Storm concluded. BMM’s experts will be participating as panel speakers during G2E 2019.  Monday, October 1411:15am – 12:00pm: SVP, Government Relations, Andre Wilsenach speaking on Harmony: Regulatory Pipe Dream or Is there a Path to Improvement? Location: Titan 2320 Tuesday, October 152:00 – 2:15pm: EVP, Europe and South America, Gene Chayevsky speaking on Cyberdefense and Lab Innovation, Location: Expo Hall – Innovation Lab Booth 58333:00 – 3:45pm: Senior Manager, Marketing & Education, Robin Bernhard speaking on A Multi-Generational Approach to Customer Service, Location: Veronese 2406 Visit BMM at G2E 2019 at booth...

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ILLINOIS BRINGS COMPETITION TO TESTING SERVICES IN KEY PIECE OF SPORTS BETTING BILL

ILLINOIS BRINGS COMPETITION TO TESTING SERVICES IN KEY PIECE OF SPORTS BETTING BILL

Illinois ended its run as the last U.S. state to restrict on-going competition among the third-party laboratories that certify gaming equipment when it granted a license to BMM Testlabs on Monday. When Illinois moved to allow sports betting in May, the 800-plus page bill had another important provision. For the first time, it allowed the state to join the more than 98% of all gaming jurisdictions in the world who license, approve or accredit multiple qualified labs to certify gaming manufacturers’ products for final approval by the gaming regulator. The newly appointed Illinois Gaming Board reacted swiftly to this authority with an Emergency Rule that allowed the Board to grant a license to BMM Testlabs. The new licensing rules require that test labs meet ISO accreditation and demonstrate licensure in other jurisdictions comparable to Illinois. Martin Storm, BMM President & CEO noted, “As a test lab that already provides these services very successfully in over 460 gaming jurisdictions, BMM certainly embodies the qualifications that Illinois policymakers had in mind.” Gaming manufacturers need a choice of labs, not only to certify their products but also to enhance the overall quality of their products. Testing and certification errors are very costly when discovered in the field, especially for the manufacturer who must remove or fix the problem. Of the new licensure process, Martin Storm added, “While BMM would love to be a self-proclaimed ‘leading lab’ in Illinois as our competitor has touted, there is no such thing. The new statute and regulations in Illinois have created a level playing field where labs are licensed and manufacturers choose which licensed lab will certify their product. We look forward to product testing for manufacturers in this important gaming...

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BMM’s Director Tribal Gaming, Jodi DiLascio Announced as a 2019 AISES Board Member

BMM’s Director Tribal Gaming, Jodi DiLascio Announced as a 2019 AISES Board Member

BMM Testlabs is pleased to announce that Director, Tribal Gaming, Jodi DiLascio has been elected as a 2019 Board Member for the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) and will serve a three-year term. DiLascio commented, “This opportunity is a true culmination of my life’s work, uniting my leadership and mentoring skills with my passion and commitment to Tribal youth to promote STEM advancement as a proud member of AISES Board of Directors. Working at BMM Testlabs for the past 10 years has allowed me to dedicate time doing what I am passionate about, Native Sovereignty and encouraging young Native people to pursue their dreams. I am thankful to the AISES membership for the opportunity to serve the organization and advance the mission of AISES with increasing the number of Native Americans and 1st Nations in STEM careers.” COO, Travis Foley added, “As BMM’s Director, Tribal Gaming, Jodi does a great job representing the company in the Tribal community. Our commitment and valued relationships within Tribal gaming are as strong as ever and we are very pleased to have Jodi serve on the AISES Board of Directors.” DiLascio also currently serves as a member of the National Indian Gaming Association Board of...

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