NMi assists TonyBet to achieve first remote gaming device certificate in Lithuania

Testing and certification specialists NMi have assisted TonyBet, a fast growing betting and online gaming company, to achieve the first remote gaming device certificate in the Republic of Lithuania.

Following the change in law, NMi was one of the first test labs to be granted accreditation approval by The Gaming Control Authority under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania. TonyBet selected NMi to test their online poker system and games as a result of their reputation in Eastern Europe.

TonyBet Poker’s representative Warren Lush commented: “The new gambling law created a lot of fuss in the Lithuanian poker community. The new regulations require every online gaming provider to apply for a licence, otherwise they’re considered illegal… Being aware of this problem we needed to have our online poker system certified as comprehensively and efficiently as possible, so we turned to NMi. We are the first certified online poker provider in the country and it seems that it’s going to stay that way at least for a while as no other operator has yet started the process.”

TonyBet has been in the global online poker business for close to three years. Hosting the open Face Chinese Poker World Championship during the Prague poker festival for two years in a row, as well as other poker events throughout the year.

“We run big online poker series at least few times a year as well, however the current €100,000 guaranteed Glory Series is the biggest one yet. We’re really happy to have been able to welcome our Lithuanian players just before its start,” said Lush.

Julian Borg-Barthet, NMi gaming division Business Development Manager said “When we were approached by TonyBet to test their poker product for Lithuania we had already successfully achieved approval for gaming machine certifications, and were well advanced in our discussions with the regulator in relation to remote gaming, assisting them with our knowledge of best practice. Our familiarity with the regulatory framework put us in a great position to move quickly once the regulations were released. It’s important to us to be able to develop partnerships with our customers to enable them to be the first to market in new jurisdictions, and our partnership with TonyBet Poker demonstrates the capacity, experience and flexibility that we can offer.”

Andrew Rosewarne, NMi gaming division Director: “We are grateful to the Gaming Control Authority for their helpful support and swift turnaround of accreditation. As one of the first labs to be granted approval in Lithuania we are delighted to have assisted our customer in demonstrating their compliance with the comprehensive Lithuanian requirements”.

NMi has test laboratories in the UK, Italy, The Netherlands and Canada serving worldwide markets, and is increasingly gaining a reputation as a trusted certification body.