Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Named Best Laboratory in SAGSE Awards 2020  

Karen Sierra-Hughes Named Top Leader in Land-based and Online Gaming Categories

LAS VEGAS (February 25, 2021) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has been named Best Laboratory in the SAGSE Awards 2020. Additionally, GLI’s Vice President of Latin America & Caribbean Karen Sierra-Hughes was named a Top Leader in the Land-based and Online Gaming categories.

According to event organizers, the SAGSE Awards 2020 celebrate and honor the companies that have excelled in the past year, leading the industry’s path to recovery. Winners were chosen via online popular vote.

“We are grateful to our industry peers for naming GLI the winner of the Best Laboratory category in the SAGSE Awards 2020, and we congratulate Karen for being named a Top Leader in both the land-based industry and online gaming categories,” said GLI President/CEO James Maida.


“During this challenging time for the world and for our rapidly changing industry, every GLI team member around the world continues to work hard every day to give our clients the confidence and critical local insight needed to explore new markets. We are honored and indeed humbled to be recognized by our industry peers for our work. We join our industry partners in being particularly grateful to Karen for her outstanding leadership in the dynamically changing and exciting Latin America and Caribbean region where she and her team has been known as the ‘go-to-people’ for the critical information needed to enter the LatAm gaming markets,” he added.

The SAGSE organization is well-known for the quality of the events they produce and for the many years they have dedicated to supporting the Latin American industry, especially during these unprecedented times where their virtual events brought us all together to keep us informed and hopeful for the future.

Late last year, GLI was named Best Test Lab in the Baltics and Best Test Lab in the Nordics in the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards 2020. Also, Sierra-Hughes received Latin American Gaming Hall of Fame’s prestigious Recognition Award at the 2019 Juegos Miami gaming conference and was listed in the 2019 iGaming Business Magazine´s 10 Most Influential Women List. In Latin America, the Caribbean, and around the world, GLI helps you meet your goals, plain and simple. No matter the platform, geography, or unique challenge, GLI gives you the assurance and guidance you need.​ Get started at

About Gaming Laboratories International
Gaming Laboratories International, LLC is committed to delivering the highest quality land-based, lottery, and iGaming testing and assessment services around the world. GLI provides suppliers, operators, and regulators with expert guidance for navigating the future of gaming and ensuring gaming innovations meet regulatory standards with confidence. Since 1989, GLI has certified nearly two million items and has tested equipment for more than 480 jurisdictions. GLI has a global network of laboratory locations across six continents, with U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering, and lottery industries. GLI was named “Responsible Business of the Year” by Global Gaming Awards in 2019 for its social responsibility in charitable giving, diversity and inclusion, green initiatives, and responsible gaming support and education. For more information, visit
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