BUENOS AIRES (November 10, 2022) – La Asociación de Loterías, Quinielas y Casinos Estatales de Argentina (ALEA) and Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) have created a new scholarship program for Argentine regulators.
The GLI/ALEA scholarship for students will benefit those who are interested in obtaining the Technician in Management and Administration of Games of Chance degree that is part of the Professionalization program of the association with the University of Salta in Argentina.
The Technician in Management and Administration of Games of Chance, managed by ALEA and the Provincial University of Public Administration (UPAP) of Salta, is the first career in Latin America of university training for the games of chance sector, and is designed for those who work in gambling regulation and private sector companies operating gaming halls.
The association provides training to Argentine lotteries personnel, which numbers more than 14,000 employees. In 2017, it added the Technician in Management and Administration of Games of Chance to its offer of courses, seminars, and congresses.
“It is a joy to announce this new Scholarship together with GLI. Even more satisfying is knowing that, thanks to this partnership, we now offer more possibilities to those who wish to study the Technician in Management and Administration of Games of Chance degree. We invite all those interested to join the Race, as registration for 2023 is about to begin,” said Mario Trucco, Executive Director of ALEA.
“We are very pleased to establish this scholarship alongside ALEA. GLI has been committed to the growth of the gaming industry in Argentina, the Caribbean, and all Latin America for decades, working closely with regulators and industry leaders on a path of sustainable growth throughout the region. Now, this scholarship is aimed to support one of ALEA’s objectives, which is to create further opportunities for the professionalization of regulators, with a unique technical gaming degree unprecedented in the Latin America region, which in turn, strengthens the industry,” said Karen Sierra-Hughes, Vice President of Latin America & the Caribbean.
GLI’s history in Argentina originated in 2003 when the first provinces implemented the technical compliance process, and its footprint solidified in 2007 when the company formed a partnership with the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) to create GLI South America. The partnership utilizes GLI’s extensive operating knowledge, UNLP’s deep technological capabilities, and an outstanding reputation for integrity. Ever since, GLI South America has offered both land-based and online gaming and lottery testing services and independent field inspection services in Argentina.
The Asociación de Loterías, Quinielas y Casinos Estatales de Argentina (ALEA) is a non-profit entity, which brings together all the state agencies that regulate, manage and control the recreational activity in Argentina. The main companies supplying goods and services in the sector are members of the association. ALEA advises and trains its members, through various training proposals that include, in addition to the Technician in Management and Administration of Games of Chance; the new University Diploma in Organizational and Technological Innovation in Games of Chance Management, together with the National University of San Martín. Seminars, workshops and the 2022 Institutional Learning Visits program complete their exchange and training proposals. Also, the Normative Reference No. 19 ALEA-IRAM, the Roadmap for the Regulation and Administration of Online Gambling in Argentina and the Code of Good Practices for Responsible Advertising of Online Gambling in Argentina. For more information, visit www.alea.org.ar
About Gaming Laboratories International
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is committed to delivering 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 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 has been named “Best Laboratory” in the SAGSE Awards, “Best Test Lab in the Baltics,” and “Best Test Lab in the Nordics” in the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards. For more information, visit gaminglabs.com.
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