Interactive gaming is taking off in Hong Kong and not just among kids
Hong Kong – Hong Kong-based gaming technology company TGG has strengthened its position in the global gaming market by achieving GLI-11 certification from Gaming Laboratories International, the world’s leading gaming certification organisation.
TGG develops platforms primarily for the casino gaming market, as well as games for the casual, “free to play” market, a growth sector that itself generates, through advertising, much like social media, annual revenue of between US$35 billion and US$50 billion.
GLI-11 certification acknowledges that TGG’s Linux-powered Open Gaming Platform meets the industry’s highest global standards for security and stability. This means TGG joins a select group of players in a casino gaming industry estimated to be almost US$400 billion in size. Raymond Chan, co-founder and CEO, believes this to be a first for any Hong Kong technology company. “We are one of the few GLI-accredited company in Asia, and one of not more than 20 in the world,” said Mr Chan.
He described the concept as a fresh approach to fostering innovation for the electronic gaming industry by offering game developers and operators significant freedom and flexibility to design gaming products that meet global regulation requirements, and the possibility to extend beyond gaming by its social platform integration.
“Being the first Hong Kong gaming technology company to be awarded GLI-11 certification puts us in the best position now to provide long-term value to our global customers, partners and regulators,” Mr Chan said. “GLI’s global capabilities will enable TGG to more effectively meet the needs of the gaming industry, further increases TGG coverage with the top-tier global gaming markets.”
In another development, TGG announced in April a partnership agreement with leading Japan-based pachinko gaming studio, Prime Works, in Tokyo and Osaka. Mr Chan said that the quality of Japanese game creations and the added capabilities they offer will enable TGG to more effectively meet the needs of the casino gaming industry at large.”
TGG’s headquarters are located in Hong Kong with an R&D laboratory at the City University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) Research Institute. Its products are now being deployed around the globe including Mexico, Peru, Serbia, Singapore and South Korea.
Reported by Hong Kong Trade Development Council
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