Gaming Laboratories International has announced that it has been approved as the first independent accredited gaming test laboratory authorised to complete IP blocking certificates for holders of Philippine Offshore Gaming (POGO) licenses.
Such licensees are required by Philippines decree to block access to citizens of the Philippines, and the certificates are their monitored assurance that this has been done.
GLI says its testing and resultant certificates were undertaken in accordance with a memorandum issued by the Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp. (Pagcor) to all POGO Licensees, requiring them to ensure that their IP address(es) used for offshore gaming operations were not accessible within the jurisdiction of the Philippines, on or before March 15, 2018.
GLI’s vice president of iGaming Salim Adatia said in statement Thursday,
“We are honored to be the first Pagcor-accredited gaming laboratory to test and certify various IP blocking protocols and solutions for POGO licensees. We knew the importance Pagcor placed on this mandate and how paramount IP blocking integrity is to this jurisdiction, which now hosts the largest number of online gaming operators in the APAC region.”
GLI’s services were provided through the agency’s Adelaide, Sydney, and Macau test facilities.