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Testing strategy for compliance with remote gambling and software technical standards

The testing strategy outlines the process operators must follow to demonstrate compliance with the Remote gambling and software technical standards

The regular submission of remote games information (RGI) and the annual games testing audit will be implemented in the first half of 2017. You can use this RGI spreadsheet template.  

Requirement

Implementation date

RTP monitoring (eg independent channel monitoring, monitoring of individual bet-levels)

1 September 2016

Additional areas within Section 6

1 September 2016

Annual games testing audit and resumption of remote games information regular submissions*

First half 2017, affected operators will be written to in advance.

All other requirements

In effect immediately

* Please note that we may be requesting RGI records and change log documentation on an ad hoc basis to inform us of the market. 

IAGR Multi-Jurisdictional Testing Framework  

The aim of the multi-jurisdictional testing framework (MJTF) is to reduce duplication for operators who are licensed for the same activity in multiple participating jurisdictions. 

The initial focus is on the fairness testing of RNGs and games for use in remote gambling. The participating jurisdictions have agreed common standards, so where one product operates in multiple jurisdictions operators can have the RNG/game tested to these standards and use the one test to satisfy the testing requirements of all participating jurisdictions. 

Gambling Commission licence holders will still be required to adhere to our testing strategy which requires pre-release testing for all new and relevant updated RNGs and game, and to submit testing evidence prior to release. However you can now use this one standard for testing which will be of particular benefit if you operate in all or some of the participating jurisdictions. 

What next for MJTF? 

Further phases of the MJTF will include game fairness testing (currently under trial), field product certification and information security. At this stage the MJTF is only recognised by the pilot group of participating jurisdictions but it is hoped that other jurisdictions considering or currently regulating remote gambling will be able to join the scheme should it suit their testing assurance needs. 

More details regarding the multi-jurisdictional testing framework can be found on the IAGR (International Association of Gaming Regulators) website.

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Testing strategy for compliance with remote gambling and software technical standards

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