N.S. BUSINESS INC.–Responsible Gaming Device To Be Tested inNova Scotia Techlink Entertainment and the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporationhave announced an agreement to field test Techlink’s newresponsible gaming device. Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) hasannounced an agreement to provide an equity investment which willaccelerate commercialization of the cutting-edge technology forthe Sydney-based company. “This is an important breakthrough for our company and thetechnology we have developed to empower people to gameresponsibly,” said John Xidos, president and CEO of TechlinkEntertainment. “Nova Scotia has taken the bold step of formallytesting a technology that many gaming jurisdictions around theworld are watching closely.” The responsible gaming device, unveiled by Techlink in November,is an individual console that can be attached to an electronicgaming machine, such as video lottery terminals. It incorporatesthe use of a card to provide players with responsible gamingfeatures. These features allow players to set spending limits,review historical spending and specify times when the playerwants to be limited from gaming. “Techlink is proactive in advancing product-based responsiblegaming features. We’re pleased to be conducting collaborativeresearch to explore the potential of this newest device,” saidMarie Mullally, president and CEO of the Gaming Corporation.”This initiative is in keeping with the Gaming Corporation’sfocus of integrating responsible gaming into its products.” Focusing on the commercialization of the technology, Nova ScotiaBusiness Inc. is providing Techlink with $2 million for theproject. Techlink will use this investment to adapt and refinethe device technology and support further testing. “Techlink has developed innovative new technology which showsgreat potential for niche and international export markets, saidStephen Lund, president and CEO of NSBI. “Nova Scotia BusinessInc. supports companies such as Techlink to grow their business.In doing so, we are working together to strengthen the NovaScotia economy, both by advancing the information technology andmanufacturing sectors and by enhancing export opportunities.” Techlink Entertainment is an innovative developer of gamingproducts that enable responsible gaming for the regulated gamingindustry. The Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation is a Crown corporationresponsible for the conduct and management of gaming in NovaScotia. It’s businesses include ticket and video lottery andcasinos. Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the province’s business developmentagency. Private-sector led, the organization works with growth-oriented companies to deliver business solutions. It does so byattracting new businesses to the province and helping thosealready in Nova Scotia expand, through services such as exportdevelopment and financing.