Copenhagen, Denmark 2011-10-03 UTC
Today Alan Pedley, CEO Gaming Associates (ga) presented at the Denmark Online Gaming conference. He appeared on the technical panel, with the Denmark Gaming Authority’s Kristian Wind. ga provided the Denmark Gambling Authority consulting services leading to the development and publishing of Spillemyndigheden’s technical standards, Spillemyndigheden’s requirements for accredited testing organisations, Spillemyndigheden’s change management programme documents (and others). Hence, the conference delegates received first hand expertise and insight into the technical and systems certification requirements.
The Denmark Online Gambling Conference was well attended and covered a wide range of topics of interest to operators, vendors, and test houses.
Delegates at the conference, including senior representatives of other gambling regulators expressed interest in the Denmark approach that requires minimum mandatory skills and accreditation of test-houses and their staff.
The deadline is set at noon 17-Oct deadline for applications seeking commencement on 01-Jan-2012. Alan said, “There’s time for operators and vendors to have their systems certified however, operations beyond any temporary licence will require certification. Gaming Associates is the only gaming test-house also accredited by the Payment Card Industry as an Approved Scanning Vendor. We can therefore uniquely provide one-stop gaming systems and PCI vulnerability scans thus saving operators on compliance costs. There are many companies out there claiming all sorts of capabilities but just check the PCI website we’re there listed as Risk Associates/Gaming Associates.”
Referring to ga’s recent acquisition of Compliance Testing Laboratories (CTL) Dr Aftab Rizvi, General Manager, said from Sydney Australia, “Now that we have started to consolidate our European efforts with a permanent office in the United Kingdom, we can provide timely and personalised support to organisations seeking to gain certification for Denmark and any other European jurisdictions for that matter.”
Aftab went on to say, “For several years ga has focussed on corporate and staff expertise to ensure clients are given the best possible certification services. The mandatory requirements are in keeping with a general push in industry to move away from the tick and flick certification that might have existed elsewhere some time ago. Operators, vendors, and regulators are all seeing the value in improving the quality and professionalism in certification services. ga’s been at the forefront of such efforts and we welcome the professionalism of the Denmark Gambling Authority.”
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