Gaming Industry and Interactive Magazine

GLI welcome Colorado Congressman
Thursday, 10 May 2012 08:40
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) recently welcomed Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D) of Colorado’s 7th District to its lab in Golden, Colorado. Joining Congressman Perlmutter were Barbara Brohl, Executive Director, Colorado Dept of Revenue;
Ron Kammerzell, Director, Colorado Division of Gaming; and George Thomson, Senior Director of Enforcement, Colorado Dept of Revenue. GLI President James Maida and GLI Senior Director of Engineering Dave Daniels led the group.
The group toured the lab and received demonstrations of GLI’s world-class land-based and iGaming testing techniques. The Congressman then spoke to the entire GLI Colorado lab staff, delivering a clear message about the positive impact GLI’s expansion of jobs is for the 7th District and for the State of Colorado.
Congressman Perlmutter said, “It was a pleasure visiting with the leadership and staff of GLI. As a growing small business right here in Golden, GLI is a fantastic example of how education, innovation and cooperation will lead to robust job growth and a healthy economy.”
“We have enjoyed a positive working relationship with the Colorado Division of Gaming, and we are very grateful to the Congressman, and to Ms. Brohl, Mr. Kammerzell and Mr. Thomson for visiting our Colorado lab,” Maida said.
GLI is in the process of increasing its staff from 650 to 750 employees. The Colorado lab will see a large influx of new employees, who will largely focus on iGaming testing. GLI has had a lab in Colorado since 1995, and has twice expanded its footprint to accommodate ever-increasing demand for its services.
“In regards to our jobs initiative, we are very actively and aggressively attending area job fairs and approaching local colleges and universities to recruit new employees from within the State of Colorado, to help to further build the local economy,” Maida said.
GLI’s Colorado lab is located in Jefferson County, where Congressman Perlmutter has lived his entire life. The Congressman has stated that his top priority in the 112th Congress is creating good jobs for the hardworking people in Colorado.