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Testing Labs New Rules Include Options to Outsource
In light of the recent efforts of the state of Nevada to prepare for the legislation of the online casino and gambling industry, more companies have submitted their applications to become testing laboratories for the various online casinos and gambling operations that will be put up within the state. The two companies that submitted documentations to the Nevada Gaming Control Board are the BMM Compliance and the Gaming Laboratories International. In February, there were still no rules that could be the basis for the operation of the approved testing laboratories.
Now, however, the gaming board has already drawn the requirements in order for the applicants to be considered. First, they must be independent from any operators of land or online casinos and gambling. Second, the testing lab must not have any financial interests to any of the companies that they will be providing their services with. Third, the laboratory must not have any interest in the development of systems or software applications for the online casino and gambling services. Lastly, the testing laboratory must prove their technical competency to the gaming board.
Another new ruling which will be taking effect on May 1, 2012 concerns the outsourcing of testing services. The ruling on the outsourcing of the testing services in Nevada was approved unanimously by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. According to the company’s chairman, Mark Lipparelli, other states have been employing outsourced testing laboratories and they are equally effective from the ones located within the state. The results of the testing labs will still require the approval of the land and online casino and gambling regulators in the state, so there is nothing to be panicked about.