GLI Holds Oklahoma Seminar; Plans Latin Roundtable

Gaming Laboratories International hosted a training seminar for tribal regulators in concert with the OIGA trade show, and announced plans for a Latin American regulator roundtable.

Gaming Laboratories International hosted 115 regulators representing 24 tribal jurisdictions for the GLI University Oklahoma Regional Regulators Training Seminar, held in concert with the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Associations’ trade show.

GLI also announced GLI University’s plans for the next Latin American and Caribbean Regulator’s Roundtable.

The daylong Oklahoma training seminar, which was free of charge to state and tribal gaming commissioners, provided in-depth conversations about relevant topics that specifically met the needs and concerns of OIGA and Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association (OTGRA) members, including security threats and Class II compliance testing and auditing.

“The overwhelming success of the Oklahoma Regional Seminar begins with the tribes,” said GLI National Director of Tribal Development Russell Witt. “From our first conversation with leaders from OIGA and OTGRA, we knew the key to the success of this seminar would be based on the responses we received, and from the beginning of this process, it exceeded our expectations.

“To date, this was the largest regional seminar we’ve hosted, and for that, we have to thank all of the tribal gaming regulators, operators and leaders that took time out of their schedule and away from their families. The OIGA Conference and the Oklahoma gaming market both continue to grow, and are vital to tribal gaming both regionally and nationally. We felt it was a great opportunity to work with the tribal associations to develop a seminar based on the subjects tribes wanted to hear about and the suppliers they wanted to hear from.”

GLI University trains clients at GLI’s 21 global locations as well as on-site at a client’s location. Each of GLI University’s courses is led by world-class instructors, all of whom are experts in their related fields.

In a separate release, GLI announced plans for the 2015 Latin American and Caribbean Regulator’s Roundtable, set to take place August 26 and 27 in Bogota, Colombia.

The roundtable, staged at Estelar Parque De La 93 Hotel, is a two-day educational event hosted by GLI University. The event is free of charge with attendance limited to gaming and lottery regulators. Highly-regarded industry leaders from across the region will guide in-depth discussions on today’s most relevant topics . There also will be on-site demonstrations hosted by COLJUEGOS (Empresa Industrial y Comercial del Estado Administradora del Monopolio Rentistico del Juego), Colombia’s gaming and lottery regulatory entity.

“We are celebrating the eighth edition of the roundtable, and we are committed to deliver a conference with the highest quality content, becoming also an exceptional opportunity for government entities of the region to strengthen relations among their peers,” said GLI Director of Latin America & Caribbean Development Karen Marcela Sierra-Hughes.

“We are grateful to Mrs. Cristina Arango Olaya, president of COLJUEGOS and her staff for their continued support during the organization of this year’s roundtable.

GLI will be conducting demonstrations of Verify+ by Kobetron and GLIAccess throughout the roundtable.

In other GLI news, the company was recently granted authorization to certify gaming equipment under the Gaming Standards Association protocols. The accreditation, granted by NATA, allows GLI Australia’s Adelaide and Sydney laboratories to test and provide certification reports to clients seeking approval of gaming equipment that supports GSA’s G2S, S2S, GAT and Transport standards.