MONCTON (GNB) – BMM Testlabs, a systems expert company servicing the gaming industry, will create up to 27 full-time positions during the next four years at its Moncton location.

Premier David Alward and Drew Pawlak, senior vice-president, business development – Americas, BMM Testlabs, made the announcement.

"This expansion strengthens New Brunswick's position as an innovative destination for the information technology industry as well as increases the number of skilled workers in this field," said Alward. "We are proud to partner in BMM Testlabs' plan for growth, as information technology is a priority sector in our government's plan to create jobs and rebuild New Brunswick."  

"BMM Testlabs is honoured to work closely with New Brunswick in this important initiative as a key service provider to the Atlantic Lottery Corporation,” said Mike Dreitzer, chief operating officer, BMM Testlabs – Americas. “BMM looks forward to developing a substantial business in Moncton during the next few years, as we consider this an ideal location to anchor our Canadian presence going forward."

BMM Testlabs has been providing professional, technical and regulatory compliance services to the gaming industry since 1981. The company, based in Las Vegas, Nev., operates 11 gaming labs and employs more than 220 people in 14 locations, including Canada, Spain, Australia, South Africa and South America. Moncton is the company’s only location in Canada.

Under a five-year agreement, Invest NB will provide up to $350,000 in payroll rebates in support of 27 jobs expected to be created during the next four years. These positions include test engineers, computer scientists, business development managers and project managers.

The investment by the provincial government will contribute an estimated $1.5 million annually to New Brunswick’s gross domestic product once all positions have been filled.

In addition, the Department of Economic Development has approved $50,000 under the NB Growth program in support of eligible capital costs.

About Invest NB

Invest NB is a Crown corporation focused on strategically developing foreign direct investment opportunities and encouraging job creation in New Brunswick. Guided by a private-sector board of directors, Invest NB supports and promotes foreign direct investment by attracting new industries and supports the expansion of existing industries within its core sectors.

About BMM Testlabs

BMM Testblabs is the longest-established and most experienced private independent gaming certification lab in the world, providing professional technical and regulatory compliance services to the gaming industry since 1981.

BMM Testlabs is a systems-expert company that has provided consulting for and has tested many of the largest gaming networks and systems during the last 30 years.

The company has been successfully testing and certifying the full scope of Class III casino products for more than two decades.

BMM Testlabs authored the first set of independent gaming standards in 1992 and the first set of online gaming standards in 2001.

The company employs more than 220 people in 14 locations and operates 11 gaming labs. It serves more than 400 jurisdictions.

The world headquarters of BMM Testlabs are in Las Vegas. The company has offices in Moncton; Mexico City; Lima, Peru; Melbourne and Sydney, Australia; Singapore; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Macau, China; Busan, South Korea; Barcelona, Spain; Graz, Austria; Rome; and Midrand, South Africa.