Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Named Best Laboratory at SAGSE LatAm 2022

April 9, 2022 | Vendor News

GLI’s Karen Sierra-Hughes named one of the top 5 land-based and online gaming industry leaders

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (April 4, 2022) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has again been named Best Laboratory in the SAGSE LatAm awards for the second year in a row. Additionally, GLI’s vice president of Latin America and the Caribbean, Karen Sierra-Hughes, was also named again as one of the top five leaders in the land-based gaming industry and one of the top five leaders in the online gaming industry.

In 2020, GLI was named Best Laboratory in the SAGSE LatAm, SAGSE Europe, and SAGSE USA awards.

“It is an incredible honor to have our industry peers recognize the hard work of our global teams in naming GLI Best Laboratory. We are proud of the passion and dedication of each of our team members. We are especially proud of Karen for being named a top leader in both the land-based industry and online gaming categories, and of the Latin American and Caribbean team for the work they do to help the region’s industry embrace change and continually move forward,” said GLI president/CEO James Maida.

“We are grateful to the Latin American industry for recognizing GLI in this manner – it is incredibly meaningful, as it is the result of the direct vote of our gaming community itself,” said Vice President Latin American and Caribbean, Karen Sierra-Hughes. “We are also thankful to the SAGSE LatAm organization for continuing to create opportunities to engage and solidify a positive and collaborative environment that’s helping us all grow, evolve, and succeed in both challenging and prosperous times.”

GLI has been intimately involved in the Latin American and Caribbean gaming industries for almost 25 years. Recently, the company further deepened its commitment to the region’s established and emerging sectors of the gaming industry naming Valter Delfraro Junior to its Latin America and Caribbean team to spearhead the company’s efforts in Brazil.

About Gaming Laboratories International

Gaming Laboratories International is committed to delivering the highest quality land-based, lottery, and iGaming testing and assessment services around the world. GLI provides suppliers, operators, and regulators with expert guidance for navigating the future of gaming and ensuring gaming innovations meet regulatory standards with confidence. Since 1989, GLI has certified nearly 2 million items and has tested equipment for more than 480 jurisdictions. GLI has a global network of laboratory locations across six continents, with U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering, and lottery industries. GLI was named “Best Laboratory” in the SAGSE Awards 2020, “Best Test Lab in the Baltics,” and “Best Test Lab in the Nordics” in the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards 2020. For more information, visit

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