BMM Testlabs and Gaming Laboratories International LLC (GLI) announced they have separately received conditional certification as independent testing laboratories by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in the United States.
The conditional licence enables the testing labs to immediately begin to execute independent testing and certification services on behalf of the MGC.
“Full certification is expected to be issued contingent on the outcome of a full background investigation and review by the Investigations and Enforcement Bureau,” GLI said in a press statement.
Massachusetts gambling regulators in June gave their approval to a US$800-million MGM Resorts International casino in the state. MGM Resorts, parent of Macau casino operator MGM China Holdings Ltd, was the first casino operator to get a licence there.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission in September confirmed Wynn Resorts Ltd as the winner of a casino gaming licence for Greater Boston. Wynn Resorts’ planned new casino development – Wynn Everett (pictured in a rendering) – will be an international standard property that will attract Chinese and other Asian customers, the firm’s chairman Steve Wynn told GGRAsia in October.
Wells Fargo Securities LLC said in a note on February 4 that Wynn Everett was “expected to cost US$1.75 billion”.
GLI president James Maida said in a statement regarding GLI’s conditional licence for Massachusetts: “We commend the MGC’s consistent and open communication with staff as GLI endeavoured towards this certification, and GLI stands ready and able to assist the MGC in meeting its regulatory objectives.”
In a separate statement, Travis Foley, executive vice president for operations – BMM Americas, said the firm “is looking forward to providing the highest quality testing and certification services” in the state.
Mr Foley added: “We congratulate GLI on their MGC conditional certification as BMM believes multiple independent laboratories, while working together, can ensure higher quality testing services, competitive pricing, add transparency and enable more timely delivery of competitive products to the market place.”
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