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BMM Testlabs celebrates successful year in Australia

BMM Testlabs celebrates successful year in Australia

BMM Testlabs celebrates successful year in Australia

BMM Testlabs is pleased to be celebrating another successful year in Australia, in the run up to AGE – the Australasian Gaming Expo. With unprecedented technology innovation in 2015, along with regulatory changes in various gaming markets, BMM continues to play a significant role in the Australian gaming industry, providing independent product testing services to all the major gaming manufacturers; state and venue monitoring and system operators; wagering operators and online platform and game developers. Kirk White, Executive Vice President & General Manager, BMM International commented, “The Australian gaming market is growing more sophisticated every year as it delivers greater innovation in gaming product design and changes to address social and community commitments. With the increasing complexity of products being released into the market, BMM’s customers are seeing increased value, as the quality of our testing lowers their overall product revocation risk.” White adds “BMM is providing an additional quality level across our offices globally by ensuring our highly skilled and experienced testing engineers qualify to ISTQB standards. This falls in line with BMM Australia’s ISTQB Gold Level partnership.” White concludes, “BMM’s progressive evolution of testing methodologies, skills and competencies will continue to meet the increasing requirements of customers and regulators throughout Australia, as we have for the last 30+ years. We look forward to continued growth by maintaining the highest level of independent quality testing in the region, and around the...

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BMM Testlabs Awarded License for Italy AWP Market

BMM Testlabs Awarded License for Italy AWP Market

BMM Testlabs is pleased to announce it has been awarded a license for the AWP market, issued by the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli di Stato, Italy. BMM’s Italian business is led by Antonio Gridà Cucco, Senior Group Manager, Operations. Gridà Cucco has 8 years experience in the gaming industry, most recently working as Technical Project and Compliance Manager for BetStone in Europe. Gridà Cucco has delivered numerous AWP and Online certifications in the Italian market. In his previous position in the field of testing Gridà Cucco spent two years as a consultant at Sogei, where he was involved in the creation of regulations and standards for new technologies including server based and system supported gaming (VLTs). Gridà Cucco, commented, “This AWP license, coupled with our current online license, confirms that BMM now has complete coverage in Italy. Italy has enormous relevance in the European Gaming landscape and BMM is very pleased to now be able to offer services to both the land-based and online segments.” Gridà Cucco continued, “BMM has been operating in Europe for over 9 years, with a testlab in Italy for the last year. We have a highly qualified local team providing an exceptional level of testing and consulting services to our clients in the region.” BMM’s Italian region is supported by SVP Southern Europe, Marzia Turrini. With over 12 years of gaming industry experience, Turrini’s prior roles include management positions at both Betstone and Atronic, most recently working as head of Business Development & Marketing for Betstone in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Turrini has also held business development and product management roles at Cyberview Technology and Unidesa Cirsa. Turrini added “This license is a very important milestone for BMM and we would like to thank the regulator for their assistance throughout the process. As we continue to expand our coverage across Europe and the world, BMM is looking forward to continuing to provide the highest quality pre-compliance, QA, testing and certification services in Italy. With a deep knowledge of the Italian market, and our global team of experts, BMM will now be the testlab of choice for...

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BMM’s Next Generation Initiative Committed to Supporting Tribal Communities

BMM’s Next Generation Initiative Committed to Supporting Tribal Communities

BMM Testlabs is pleased to report that its ‘Next Generation Initiative’ is continuing to provide access to financial and educational resources in support of Native American youth, health and education causes. Jodi DiLascio, BMM’s Director of Tribal Gaming, commented “BMM is committed to making a positive difference to Native American communities facing challenges, and the Next Generation Initiative is helping us reach this goal. Having the opportunity to show our support to the local communities we work with throughout Indian Country is something we take great pride in.” Recently, BMM Testlabs has made donations to a number of Tribal organizations including the Washington Indian Gaming Association Scholarship Fundraiser, NIGA’s Spirit of Sovereignty Foundation, National UNITY Council and the Notah Begay Foundation. David Garelick, Corporate Relations Officer, Spirit of Sovereignty commented, “I can’t tell you how much we appreciate and respect BMM’s generous contributions to the Spirit of Sovereignty and your other charitable endeavors. May your example be an inspiration to others.” As part of BMM’s Next Generation Initiative BMM staff also participated in the Ute Mountain Tribes Career Fair in Towaoc, Colorado. Shelly Griffin, Chief Inspector, Ute Mountain Gaming Commission commented, “Ute Mountain Gaming Commission was really pleased to have BMM Testlabs come out to participate in our Career Fair. It really shows the commitment that BMM has in supporting not just our gaming commission but more importantly, our community members and their future!” Mary Kim Titla, Executive Director, UNITY said, “Thank you BMM for your desire to support Native youth in Indian Country. We believe that investing in our youth will lead to strong, prosperous Native communities for generations to come. BMM believing the same means the world to us.” BMM has been very active in supporting the Tribal Gaming industry over the last few months, through its attendance at Indian Gaming 2015; the WIGC, hosted by The Rincon Tribe of California; and the North West Indian Gaming Conference, held at Tulalip. BMM has also participated in the education tracks at Indian Gaming 2015 and most recently presented a training session at the Wisconsin Gaming Regulators Conference held at LCO Resort in Hayward. Last month BMM added the Washington Indian Gaming Association to its growing list of Tribal memberships. DiLascio concluded “BMM continues to be engaged with and prepared to support the Tribal market in North America. We are honored to be able to give back to the Native American communities and support these worthy Tribal organizations through the Next Generation Initiative.” Photo above: UNITY’s Executive Committee Pac. Region Rep and Secretary of National UNITY Council, Dominique Lombardi, accepted the BMM Next Generation donation for the...

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BMM Develops ‘Testing’ Curriculum for New Brunswick Colleges

BMM Develops ‘Testing’ Curriculum for New Brunswick Colleges

BMM Testlabs is pleased to announce it has partnered with two local colleges, and other gaming industry companies, to create Software Testing and QA curriculums for New Brunswick students. Jen Leger, Director of QA & Automation, BMM Testlabs, Canada stated “BMM has worked very closely with the CCNB as well as the McKenzie college in Moncton to create these programs. For the McKenzie college BMM helped to create an 11 month program, called ‘Software Tester’. With CCNB, BMM led the year-long development of curriculum and course outlines, for a one and a two year program, involving a number of industry partners to review and provide feedback.” Industry partners on the CCNB project included: IGT, GLI, PQA, Mariner and TSI Auto Solutions Jean Corriveau, Director of Operations, BMM Testlabs, Canada commented “BMM is the clear leader when it comes to QA/Pre-Compliance Testing in the gaming industry and we have been very pleased to provide our experience to these programs. It’s a really important step for local colleges to be able to offer QA-based courses, as the New Brunswick community continues to be a center of excellence for technology-based business.” Corriveau continued “Students enrolled in the Software Testing and QA courses will have the opportunity to intern at BMM during their study. We intend to couple hands-on, test lab and QA/Pre-Compliance experience with classroom study for our students, and certainly hope that BMM will be able to provide jobs for many of the program’s graduates.” The Software Testing and QA courses will commence at CCNB and the McKenzie College in September...

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BMM Testlabs Provides Training for the Hungarian Testing Board

BMM Testlabs Provides Training for the Hungarian Testing Board

BMM Testlabs is pleased to report that Linda Lemieux, SVP, BMM Canada, recently gave a training session to 90 participants via video conference, organized by the Hungarian Testing Board, an ISTQB partner. The presentation, titled ‘QA in the Gaming World’ gave a broad overview of BMM’s approach to QA testing services, including electronic gaming machines (EGMs), online, social and mobile, race and sports betting. Lemieux commented, “BMM offers years of real world experience when it comes to QA testing in gaming, and with unparalleled performance. We feel it important to participate through education and ISTQB and its partners are an exceptional forum for our testing expertise.” The Hungarian Testing Board is an ISTQB partner. ISTQB is the world’s most successful scheme for certifying software testers. As of Q1 2015, ISTQB had issued more than 400,000 certifications in over 100 countries worldwide, with a growth rate of more than 13,000 certifications per quarter. All of BMM’s software engineers are committed to achieving the ISTQB certification program and program development is underway in Canada, USA, and Australia simultaneously. Lemieux added “ISTQB is vital to BMM’s ongoing tester education program and we are very pleased that the test professionals in Hungary were able to experience first hand BMM’s QA/Pre-compliance testing expertise and the services we provide.” Szilárd Széll, President of the Hungarian Testing Board commented “We are grateful to BMM for delivering this informative presentation to our tester community.” Through the BMM Academy, BMM provides customized and individual training to gaming regulators and operators. BMM has the capability and the expertise to provide remote presentations and conferences anywhere in the...

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