The newly-licensed companies will test gambling equipment for the regulator
Nevada Gaming Control Board issued on Thursday the first testing licenses to agencies Gaming Laboratories International and BMM International allowing them to autonomously test the integrity of slot machines and other gambling devices on behalf of the regulator.
The IT Division of the Gaming Control Board used to conduct such tests for decades, however the 2011 legislation permitted outsourcing of these activities to independent labs. The Board's technology division will from now handle the issues of setting policy, certifying testing labs and keeping in line with the latest technology trends.
Mark Lipparelli, the Board chairman, states that gambling technology is developing so fast that using independent labs will help Nevada stay ahead and timely deals with the regulatory services.