03/08/2012 : NMi GETS THE DANISH REGULATOR'S NOD
Testing agency claims it is the first to European-based lab to achieve Danish accreditation
Independent online gaming test agency NMi has announced that it has been formally approved to cover testing of internet gaming in Denmark following an extension of its ISO17025 accreditation.
"NMi becomes the first and only European-based lab to achieve the accreditation and one of the very few suppliers that can offer turnkey compliance within the newly regulated territory, covering all aspects of testing from software to operations either at their lab or on-site," a company statement claimed this week.
NMI recently achieved approvals to test in Spain and Quebec as well as their long standing presence in traditional jurisdictions such as Alderney, United Kingdom and Malta.
To gain an extension to its existing ISO17025 accreditation, NMi was required to prove to UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) that it could meet a number of stringent qualifications with respect to testing gaming software and the operators that use that specific software.
As qualified testers and auditors in the jurisdiction, NMi is permitted to conduct the full scope of requirements in Denmark including quarterly vulnerability scans and annual penetration tests. UKAS commented that one of the laboratory’s main strengths is the competent and experienced staff.
Qualifications specifically required by the Danish Gambling Authority include a masters level degree in mathematics, IT security professional qualifications and long term experience delivering compliance testing and auditing services to the gambling industry.
Andrew Rosewarne, director, NMi UK, comments: “30 years’ experience of gaming in Europe is what drives NMi to continue its momentum in gaining accreditation for online testing in the newly regulated jurisdictions such as Spain and Denmark.”