Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Becomes First Laboratory Accredited in the State of Paraná, Brazil

September 7, 2023 | Government

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (September 6, 2023) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is now the first laboratory accredited in the State of Paraná and the first laboratory to be accredited following a formal laboratory accreditation process in Brazil. The milestone achievement builds on GLI’s 25 years of service to the gaming industry throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Loteria do Estado de Paraná (LOTTOPAR) made the announcement today, and the laboratory accreditation authorizes GLI to perform testing and certification of lotteries and fixed-odd sports betting based on technical standards required by LOTTOPAR.


“This notice, for the accreditation of testing and certification laboratories, for the lottery gaming industry, demonstrates the commitment of LOTTOPAR and the Government of Paraná to provide a safe and responsible environment for lottery operations, thus guaranteeing global safety standards.”, declared the Director-president of Loterias do Estado do Paraná, Daniel Romanowski.

“GLI has worked closely with regulators throughout Latin America and the Caribbean for 25 years, when we obtained the first laboratory accreditation in Peru, becoming the first country to establish the process in the Region. Today, we are thrilled to achieve another historic milestone in our journey and to further assist the industry to move forward in Brazil,” said GLI Vice President of Latin America, Caribbean, and Spain Karen Sierra Hughes. “We are grateful to LOTTOPAR for their dedication to the regulated lottery and sports betting industry and for recognizing GLI for our accreditations, capabilities, and expertise.”

GLI’s experts ensure licensing is handled as a priority, resulting in fast response times to accreditation requirements established by jurisdictions. This is critical in supporting regulators’ policy objectives and industry development timeframes and in supporting the suppliers and operators in their immediate testing and certification needs to achieve a fast and efficient entrance in the market.

GLI works closely with the industry and regulatory agencies in Latin America and 567 jurisdictions worldwide to ensure the land-based, iGaming, and lottery industries operate at the highest levels of compliance. The company offers 360-degree compliance services that consist of the following overarching categories: regulatory compliance, technical compliance, cybersecurity, professional and technical training, and responsible gaming consultancy and audits.

LOTTOPAR is the body responsible for the operation, administration, and inspection of the public lottery service in the State of Paraná, and may directly execute or delegate, by means of permission, concession or other modality provided for in the legislation that governs public contracts, the operational activities inherent to the exploration of the lottery game, including electronic games through physical and digital means. The lottery modalities to be explored by LOTTOPAR are numerical predictions, specific prognosis of a combination of numbers and football clubs, sport predictions, instant lottery, and fixed odds sports betting.

About Gaming Laboratories International
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery, and iGaming testing and assessment services worldwide. 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 in 567 jurisdictions. GLI has a global network of laboratory locations across six continents and holds U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering, and lottery industries. GLI has received multiple awards for its work. For more information, visit

Christie Eickelman, Vice President of Global Marketing

SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®).

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