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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

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 Globe