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Test houses

All gambling products must have been tested by a test house before they are released to the market.

Background

LCCP: Licence condition 2.3.1 - Licensees must follow the Commission's technical standards and with requirements set by the Commission relating to the timing and procedures for testing. 


Test houses are approved to test compliance against our requirements and the technical standards including:

gaming machines technical standards

remote gambling and software technical standards

bingo and casino technical requirements

All test houses must have full accreditation to BS/ENISO 17025 standards.

New test house applications

The Commission has suspended new test house applications until 1 October 2020 when the new Test House Framework starts.

Amended test house process

Following a consultation in 2019, changes were made to the Test House Framework and responses to the consultation document are available for review.

Existing test houses have until 1 October 2020 to prepare for the changes and the current Test House Framework will remain in place until the new framework starts.

An FAQ page can be found to answer queries on the new framework.

Existing test house re-approval

All existing test houses need to apply for Commission approval.

Guidance on how to apply will be sent to all existing test houses from 6 April 2020 and the complete application must be received by 30 June 2020. The application process will be complete by 1 October 2020 and a decision letter issued to the applicant.

Approved test houses (until 30 September 2020)

Test houses that are approved to test compliance against the Commission’s technical standards and equipment requirements are listed in the table below. The table also outlines the specific technical standards and requirements each test house is approved to test compliance against.

Test House (Trading Name)

Website address 

Remote Technical Standards

Categories of gaming machines 

Requirements for bingo and casino equipment 

BMM Testlabs

(South Africa)

www.bmm.com

yes

all categories

no

BMM Spain Testlabs SL

www.bmm.com

yes

all categories

yes

eCOGRA

www.ecogra.org

yes

none

no

Gaming Associates Europe Ltd

www.gamingassociates.eu

yes

none

no

Gaming Laboratories International LLC           

www.gaminglabs.com

yes

all categories

yes

GLI Europe BV

GLI Austria GmbH 

GLI Test Labs Canada ULC

GLI UK Gaming Limited [1]

iTech Global Pty Limited (iTech Labs) 

www.itechlabs.com

yes

none

no

QALabs PTY Limited

qalab.com.au

yes

all categories (excluding compensated gaming machines)

no

Quinel M. Ltd

www.quinel.com.mt

yes

none

no

Slovenian Institute of Quality and Metrology (SIQ)

www.siq.si/

yes

all categories

no

Trisigma B.V.

www.trisigma.nl

yes

all categories

yes

 

[1] Previously 'NMI Metrology and Gaming Limited'.