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Illinois Brings Competition To Testing Services In Key Piece Of Sports Betting Bill

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Illinois ended its run as the last U.S. state to restrict on-going competition among the third-party laboratories that certify gaming equipment when it granted a license to BMM Testlabs on Monday.

When Illinois moved to allow sports betting in May, the 800-plus page bill had another important provision. For the first time, it allowed the state to join the more than 98% of all gaming jurisdictions in the world who license, approve or accredit multiple qualified labs to certify gaming manufacturers’products for final approval by the gaming regulator.

The newly appointed Illinois Gaming Board reacted swiftly to this authority with an Emergency Rule that allowed the Board to grant a license to BMM Testlabs. The new licensing rules require that test labs meet ISO accreditation and demonstrate licensure in other jurisdictions comparable to Illinois.

Martin Storm, BMM President & CEO noted, “As a test lab that already provides these services very successfully in over 460 gaming jurisdictions, BMM certainly embodies the qualifications that Illinois policymakers had in mind.”

Gaming manufacturers need a choice of labs, not only to certify their products but also to enhance the overall quality of their products. Testing and certification errors are very costly when discovered in the field, especially for the manufacturer who must remove or fix the problem.

Of the new licensure process, Martin Storm added, “While BMM would love to be a self-proclaimed ‘leading lab’ in Illinois as our competitor has touted, there is no such thing. The new statute and regulations in Illinois have created a level playing field where labs are licensed and manufacturers choose which licensed lab will certify their product. We look forward to product testing for manufacturers in this important gaming jurisdiction.”

 

About BMM:
BMM is the longest established and most experienced private independent gaming certification lab in the world, providing professional technical and regulatory compliance services to the gaming industry since 1981.

At its core, BMM is a systems-expert company that has provided consulting for and tested many of the largest gaming networks and systems over the last 37 years. In addition, BMM has been successfully testing and certifying the full scope of Class III casino products for over two decades.

BMM authored the first set of independent gaming standards in 1992 and the first set of online gaming standards in 2001.

BMM employs some 400 people in 15 global locations and serves over 460 jurisdictions.

BMM’s world headquarters are in Las Vegas (USA), with offices in Mexico City (Mexico), Lima (Peru), Melbourne and Sydney (Australia), Singapore, Macau (SAR, China), Moncton (Canada), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Barcelona (Spain), Vienna (Austria), Bologna (Italy), Midrand (South Africa), Bucharest (Romania) and Krakow (Poland).

For more information on BMM Testlabs, please visit bmm.com

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Zitro’s Illusion And Allure Arrives At Caliente Casino

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Casino Caliente have installed the two new Zitro cabinets. “Thanks to operators like Caliente. We are grateful to them to have given us the opportunity to demonstrate the brilliance of our products, so we are eager to celebrate with them and our friends the success that will be the new cabinets and games in their rooms ”comments Johnny Viveiros Ortiz, Founder of Zitro.

ILLUSION and ALLURE are the new Zitro cabinets that standout for occupying less space in the room. While ILLUSION presents the world novelty ‘Bashiba Link’, ALLURE is loaded with two spectacular games ’88 Link Lucky Charms ’and ’88 Link Wild Duels’. As for its aesthetics, ILLUSION is a pure spectacle, with an impressive 43” full HD curved monitor, a 21.5” LCD topper and the ‘SmartDeck’ digital keypad. For its part, ALLURE is elegance and fun in equal parts with its three 27” Full HD screens and a multimedia system integrated in the upper screens that act as a sign of the next generation.

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Local Authorities in Bratislava Introduce New Restrictions on Gambling

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Local authorities in Bratislava have introduced new restrictions on gambling in the Slovak capital. Changes to the National Gambling Act which came into force earlier this year have allowed municipalities to take action against the dangerous vice.

As per the latest restrictions, gambling halls can no longer operate within 200 meters of schools or other educational facilities, institutions servicing children and youth and treatment centres for non-substance addictions.

Bingo, board games, gambling machines, video game terminals, technical equipment operated directly by players, or other technical equipment used for gambling will be completely banned from use on certain dates – most notably during national holidays.

Currently, a petition for a complete ban on gambling in Bratislava is underway and it has already gathered over 100,000 signatures. In September, Matúš Vallo, mayor of the Slovak capital announced the creation of a new working group that will be communicating with citizens and civil association and trying to answer their concerns.

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BTG Launches its Millionaire Mystery Box Slot

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Big Time Gaming has launched its Millionaire Mystery Box slot exclusively with the Gaming Innovation Group’s Rizk.com online casino.

This 5-reel game has 243 different ways to win with mystery boxes thrown in. Inside the mystery boxes, you’ll discover any possible symbol, including special symbols such as the wild and scatter. Hitting the scatters will transport you into the hot seat, where you can win up to 24 free spins and a multiplier of up to 50× for the chance to win big money.

“Who Wants to Be Millionaire the TV show lends itself well to slot adaption because it already contains gambling elements coupled with the chance to win dizzying amounts of money. We retained the core elements that made Millionaire Megaways a hit, but we’ve added rich new features and a fun element of surprise. We know Rizk players are already loving it, but what would you expect from the thought leaders of modern slot development,” Nick Robinson, BTG’s CEO said.

“I’m delighted by the launch of Big Time Gaming’s newest blockbuster, Millionaire Mystery Box, exclusively on Rizk. The game has been a big hit with our players and, because it’s a household name and has excellent artwork and mechanics, it has provided some excellent marketing content. We want to extend a big thank you to Nik and all the team at BTG for coming up with another smash hit,” Ross Parkhill, Managing Director at GiG said.

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