The Association of Lotteries, Quinielas and State Casinos of 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 interested in obtaining the title of Technician in Game Management and Administration that is part of the Professionalization program of the association with the University of Salta, Argentina.

The Technician in Management and Administration of Games, administered by ALEA and the Provincial University of Public Administration (UPAP) of Salta, is the first career in Latin America of university education for the gaming sector and is aimed at those who work in the regulation of games and private sector companies that operate game rooms.

Mario Trucco, Executive Director of ALEA, said: “It is a joy to announce this new Scholarship together with GLI. Even more gratifying is to know that thanks to this partnership, we now offer more possibilities for those who wish to study the Technician in Game Management and Administration . We invite all interested parties to join the Race, as applications for 2023 are about to begin.”

The association provides training to Argentine lottery staff, which has more than 14,000 employees. In 2017, it added the Game Management and Administration Technician to its offer of courses, seminars and congresses.

For her part, Karen Sierra-Hughes, Vice President Latin America and the Caribbean at GLI, commented: “We are delighted to establish this scholarship alongside ALEA. GLI is committed to the growth of the gaming industry in Argentina , the Caribbean, and throughout Latin America for decades, working closely with regulators and industry leaders on a path of sustainable growth across the region.”

“Now, this scholarship aims to support one of ALEA’s goals, which is to create more opportunities for the professionalization of regulators, with a unique degree of technical play unprecedented in the Latin American region, which in turn strengthens the industry” , he added.

GLI’s history in Argentina dates back to 2003, when the first provinces implemented the technical compliance process, and its presence solidified in 2007, when the company formed a partnership with the National University of La Plata (UNLP) to create GLI South America, noted the testing service provider.

“The partnership leverages GLI’s extensive operational knowledge, UNLP’s deep technological resources and an excellent reputation for integrity,” the company said. “Since then, GLI South America has been offering land and online lottery and game testing services and independent field inspection services in Argentina.”