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BMM Testlabs Announces Record First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

BMM Testlabs Announces Record First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

BMM Testlabs Announces Record First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

BMM Testlabs is pleased to announce record first quarter financial results for 2015. “Continuing from a record 2014 financial performance, BMM achieved robust year-on-year growth in the first quarter of 2015. Revenues grew 12% (22% on a constant currency basis) whilst EBITDA and Cash growth outperformed Revenue growth in percentage terms.” reported President and CEO Martin Storm. Storm added, “Growth is being driven by global customers who want better returns on their testing investments. They need their products tested better and faster than ever before without an overall reduction in testing quality. This is new value that BMM generates in the market on a continuous improvement basis.” Storm continued, “In Q1 2015 key U.S. regulators recognized the importance of having more than one gaming lab certifying products and they chose BMM. These regulators included the key states of Delaware, Kansas, Indiana and Massachusetts. They join the rest of the gaming world internationally and nearly every other gaming jurisdiction in North America who have taken the same position. Competition amongst labs is so critical to good public policy and the fundamental integrity of the gaming market. We thank them for sharing the gaming world’s vision.” BMM is one of only two gaming labs serving gaming manufacturers, regulators and operators throughout the...

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BMM Doubles Size of QA/Pre-Compliance Testlab Facility in Canada

BMM Doubles Size of QA/Pre-Compliance Testlab Facility in Canada

BMM Testlabs is pleased to announce that it has doubled the size of its QA/Pre-Compliance testlab facility in Canada this month. The new offices and laboratory officially opened on June 1st, 2015. Jean Corriveau, Director Operations, BMM Testlabs – Canada commented “We are extremely pleased with BMM’s growth over the last 18 months and are now employing almost 50 staff in our Moncton facility. This not only proves that New Brunswick has a qualified workforce to support this growth, but that the industry is embracing the need for a competitive environment when it comes to choosing a test lab and QA/Pre-Compliance services.” BMM Testlabs in Canada has enjoyed tremendous success over the last year, most recently being presented the oNBoard award for employment growth, strategic and sustainable planning in the New Brunswick KIRA business awards. Martin Storm – BMM’s President & CEO commented “BMM has continued to innovate in gaming product testing by taking its compliance testing leadership into the world of functional, quality, performance testing and regulatory pre-compliance of gaming products. Over many years we have developed world-class competency and real operational capability in these areas to ensure that gaming product quality continually improves, serving the public, regulators, operators and manufacturers as a whole. BMM’s Canada operations have been the genesis of this operational strategy in North America and we also are thrilled to be making a difference to the New Brunswick community and economy.” Corriveau concluded “We are very grateful for the support provided by the province of New Brunswick and this has been instrumental to BMM’s success in Canada. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with New Brunswick and continuing to expand BMM’s footprint in the...

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BMM Testlabs Announces Jason Elison as Director, Technical Compliance

BMM Testlabs Announces Jason Elison as Director, Technical Compliance

BMM Testlabs is pleased to announce Jason Elison as Director of Technical Compliance. Based at BMM’s Las Vegas Headquarters, Elison will be working directly with gaming regulators and BMM’s Service Delivery team to ensure equipment testing is conducted in compliance with jurisdictional regulations. Elison will be joining Peter Nikiper, Director Technical Compliance to jointly head-up the department, both reporting to Travis Foley, EVP Operations – Americas. Elison will also join the BMM Academy as a Regulatory expert, providing customized education and training programs to the industry. Elison’s previous experience includes seven years at the Nevada Gaming Control Board Technology Division, most recently as the Electronics Lab Manager. During his time at the NGCB Elison was responsible for managing the approvals of the first interactive gaming systems approved in the state, as well as the oversight of NGCB’s transition to the use of independent testing laboratories. Elison holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Computer Science from Idaho State University. Travis Foley stated “We are very pleased to welcome Jason Elison to BMM. As BMM continues to expand its footprint in North America it’s imperative that we bring in experienced and talented members of staff to service our clients and regulators. Jason has many years of gaming industry experience, particularly from his time at the NGCB, and he will make an excellent addition to our team.” Elison added “I am very pleased to be joining BMM in this time of growth. I look forward to being an integral part of the Service Delivery team here in North America and to providing the highest quality service to Regulators across the...

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BMM Testlabs provides successful training at Massachusetts Gaming Commission

BMM Testlabs provides successful training at Massachusetts Gaming Commission

BMM Testlabs is pleased to report that it provided a highly successful training course to over 30 gaming and would-be gaming professionals last week at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). The training was provided on-site at the MGC by two of BMM’s Directors of Technical Compliance – Peter Nikiper and Jason Elison, along with Director of Math, June Light. The team provided an insight into the gaming industry for employees of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, State police, local police and agents from the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. Attendees to the training sessions were given a first-hand look at the gaming industry and had the opportunity to learn about the operations of gaming machines, assess outcomes and check meters. They also learned about what services an independent test lab provides and why testing and certification services are so crucial to our regulated gaming industry. “I’m always worried when we are not catching someone because it doesn’t mean the bad guys have gone away,” said Bruce Band, a longtime New Jersey state casino regulator and current Deputy Director of MGC’s Investigations and Enforcement Bureau. “It only means we’re missing something.” The Boston Globe reported in its recent article on BMM’s MGC training. According to Nikiper and Elison, the most popular session of the course was on ‘cheats and scams’. Ellison commented “This is always an interesting subject as we discuss ways that people may try to cheat a casino, a slot machine or a table game, and the signs that you should look out for.” Nikiper added “With developments in technology, the ways people would historically try to cheat a casino have changed with the times, so the methods for identifying the would-be cheats have to do the same.” Other subjects on offer ranged from Random Number Generators and Slot Machine Math through to Field Audits and Progressive Operations. All attendees to the BMM MGC training course will receive a BMM Academy certificate. Travis Foley, EVP Operations – BMM Testlabs, concluded “BMM is grateful for the opportunity to provide this training to the MGC prior to the opening of the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville on June 24th. We would like to thank John Glennon and Bruce Band of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.” BMM provides training and education through the BMM Academy. For a prospectus or more information please contact Wendy Anderson wendy.anderson@bmm.com Photo above: Agents looked on as Jason Elison of BMM Testlabs explained the slot machines during a course on how to detect crimes at casinos. Photo by The Boston...

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BMM Testlabs brings thought leadership to gaming industry events

BMM Testlabs brings thought leadership to gaming industry events

BMM Testlabs is pleased to announce sponsorship and participation in two upcoming, prominent industry events – The East Coast Gaming Congress to be held at the Borgata this week and the IAGA Gaming Summit, to be held in Canada in June. BMM is a sponsor of the East Coast Gaming Congress where Travis Foley, Executive Vice President Operations for BMM Americas, will be joining the BMM panel: ‘The Next Generation of Gambling’ on Thursday May 28th. The panel will be moderated by William J. Pascrell, III, Partner, Princeton Public Affairs Group. Other panel members include: David Chang, Chief Marketing Officer, Gamblit Gaming; Jeff Connors, President, Traffic Generation Limited; Kurt Freedlund, President, Lotto Interactive; and Peter Yesawich, Vice Chairman, MMGY Global. Travis Foley has over 15 years gaming industry experience, with 13 of those spent at the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s Technology Division, where he was involved in the creation of regulations and standards for new technologies. Currently overseeing BMM’s operations in North and South America, Foley is clearly an expert in the field. He comments, “It’s very important for BMM to be able to share our knowledge and expertise with the industry. We are a long-time supporter of the East Coast Gaming Congress, now in its nineteenth year and I look forward to an interesting few days at the Borgata. I also look forward to the prestigious IAGA Gaming Summit, where I will be joining a panel to discuss recent market changes.” On Friday, June 5th at the IAGA Gaming Summit, Connie Jones from AGEM will moderate the panel ‘When Opportunity Knocks: Responding to Market Changes’. Foley will be joined by Duarte Chagas, Legal Advisor, Macau DICJ; Senator Mark Lipparelli, Nevada State Senate; and Todd Haushalter, Vice President of Casino Operations, MGM Resorts...

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