Friday March 8,2013 : DELAWARE ACCEPTS GLI INTERACTIVE STANDARDS
 
Another step on the road to intrastate online gambling
 
The US state of Delaware, which has already passed online gambling legalization laws in common with New Jersey and Nevada, has taken another step along the road to implementation scheduled for later this year by adopting the recently released GLI-19 v2.0 ‘Interactive Gaming Systems' Technical Standard developed by Gaming Laboratories International.
 
On January 31, 2013, the Delaware State Lottery issued a comprehensive request for proposal (RFP) to the gaming industry regarding an Internet Gaming System and Services Solution with a view to becoming the first full-scale interactive gaming installation in the United States
 
During the RFP process the Lottery recognised the importance of employing technical standards covering the various systems and technologies envisioned for their new market, and GLI has provided this vehicle.
 
“GLI is pleased to meet the Delaware State Lottery request for a comprehensive technical standard for interactive gaming systems,” said GLI president and CEO James Maida this week.
 
“GLI continues to be a proponent of industry standardisation and recognises that homogeny of standards in the interactive gaming space is paramount, particularly when jurisdictions work towards the goal of establishing effective player liquidity required to maximize return on investments.”
 
GLI-19 v2.0, which the company boasts is the first set of common standards for technical regulation of i-gaming markets, is a technical standard based on an extensive review of key interactive gaming jurisdictions that have experienced success in regulating the inherently complex systems associated with i-gaming, a GLI statement revealed Friday.
 
The standards encompass best practices employed in established regulated jurisdictions from the U.S., Canada and countries throughout Europe.
 
GLI-19 v2.0 is available for free, immediate download on GLI’s website, www.gaminglabs.com.
 
The company claims it was the first to conduct successful certifications of interactive gaming systems in the regulated i-gaming jurisdictions of Alderney, the Isle of Man, First Cagayan in the Philippines and in the UK. GLI was also the first to certify i-gaming conducted and managed by the Canadian provinces British Columbia and Québec.
 
With 20 laboratory locations located across Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America and South America, GLI says it  is the only global organisation of its kind to hold U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020 and guide 65 standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries.