President and CEO
Gaming Laboratories International, LLC (GLI®)
Mr. James R. Maida, Esq. began his career testing gaming equipment with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement in Atlantic City from 1985 to 1987. In 1987, he left the Division to study law and to begin an independent game testing and consulting business. He co-founded GLI with Paul J. Magno in June 1989, and the company has since grown to more than 950 employees located in 20 offices on six continents.
Mr. Maida has testified as an expert witness in numerous gambling cases on both the State and Federal level. He has appeared before the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and the National Indian Gaming Commission along with numerous appearances before state legislative committees. He testified before the U.S. House Committee on Indian Affairs and the State Select Committee on Indian Affairs as a witness regarding the adoption of Class II and Class III regulations and their application to finite video pull-tab devices.
He was named one of the “25 Most Influential Persons in the Gaming Industry” by International Gaming and Wagering Business magazine in 1995, and in September 2009, Mr. Maida was chosen as one of the “Most Influential People in Gaming” by Global Gaming Business magazine.
Mr. Maida also has numerous Bar Admissions, including Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He graduated from Rutgers School of Law with a Juris Doctorate Degree with High Honors, Honors in Taxation, and from Lehigh University with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science Engineering.
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