Regulated online gaming is evolving at a fast pace with new countries defining legislation year after year. To offer you the quickest market access, we strive to be at the forefront of market entry, following your new target markets and keeping an eye on market trends. With extensive expertise in regulatory requirements, game mathematics, software engineering, and network security, our team of software engineers searches for smart test solutions to save you time and costs.
Testing procedures for i-Gaming
Every regulated market has its own list of requirements, which covers everything from technical compliance and network security, to auditing and change management reviews. To get market access, you will have to prove compliance. However, interpretation of the jurisdiction is a serious challenge. For our team this is daily business. We are familiar with all highly regulated jurisdictions and can perform all possible tests to prove your compliance.
Basic compliance testing always implies platform testing and game content testing. Depending on the type of game (poker, slots, roulette etc.) and requirements, extra tests are included in the test plan. An overview of these tests is given below. We will advise you on the tests you will need for the market(s) you are targeting.
The heart of any online gaming system is the platform, which comprises of user interface, games server, accounts, reporting, and any core component that ties everything together. Every jurisdiction requires coverage of these core components.
NMi provides compliance testing of all types of gaming content, including slot games, scratch cards, table games such as roulette and baccarat, and peer to peer games such as poker rooms.
It is quite common for games to be adapted from previously certified content, as well as existing games updated with new language variants, features, and maths models. In that case, test procedures can be adapted, reducing lead times.
Some regulators require an audit of operator’s system security arrangements, which may include penetration testing, vulnerability, threat and risk assessments. Other regulators require reviews of the operator’s policies, procedures and controls, such as those defined in ISO 27001. Click here for further information about online security.
Systems offering simulated games use RNGs to generate random outcomes. With qualified software engineers and mathematicians, NMi tests software and hardware RNGs for compliance under multiple conditions, ensuring statistical randomness and unpredictability to the individual requirements to confirm suitability.
NMi has long experience of assessing real world casinos and lotteries. The assessment of live dealers for i-gaming sites is undertaken in a similar fashion, with additional verification of the security, results logging, and the prevention of collusion and other cheating methods.
Assessments of online sports betting (fixed odds betting, pool betting, and betting exchanges) requires additional safeguards, including the accuracy of the odds offered, and fair settlement of winning bets.
These days operators and gaming providers alike require compliance across multiple jurisdictions. Transfers of approval for existing certifications can be completed through delta testing and updating of previous certifications to comply with sterner requirements. NMi has extensive experience working across varied legislation and languages to ensure our customers comply, offering full reporting for each regulator.
NMi offers periodic review of game payouts for operator peace of mind or as a requirement for jurisdictions that demand it. Where customers have an option to manage their own in house monitoring, NMi can provide a review of the methodology to satisfy regulators that allow it.
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