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Test Houses

To ensure fairness for consumers, some gambling products must be tested by an approved Test House before they are released to the market. The Gambling Commission issues a list of approved Test Houses and all operators who are manufacturing gaming machines, gaming machine software, and remote gambling software, must use an appropriately accredited Test House.


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:

Not all Test Houses will have been approved in every area and it is the responsibility of the Licensee to ensure that the Test House they appoint is approved for the gambling facilities they are seeking to provide.

Test Houses play a vital role in ensuring games are fair to consumers and must have full accreditation to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025 standards (opens in new tab) and selected requirements from ISO/IEC 17065 and ISO/IEC 27002.

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