SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association

Gaming Standards Association

January 19, 2010 11:38 ET

Gaming Standards Association Brings Protocol Solutions to IGE Gaming Trade Show in London

GSA in Stand #3522

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - As of January 1, the Gaming Standards Association will not add functionality or support to SAS Version 6.02, and GSA will redirect its efforts to helping operators and manufacturers migrate to the Game to System (G2S) protocol.

Beginning this month, the Gaming Standards Association is embarking on a year-long education campaign to help casino operators answer this and other pressing questions. The campaign begins with GSA's appearance at the upcoming International Gaming Expo (IGE) in London. The tradeshow takes place January 26-28 at Earl's Court, and GSA will be in stand #3522.

GSA President Peter DeRaedt said, "The SAS protocol, developed in the early 1980s, has been great for the industry; however moving forward GSA and its membership have elected to no longer enhance the SAS protocol. The Game to System (G2S) standard, that replaces SAS, provides the growth and expandability that will be the driving force for innovation in the industry. This will be a year of transition for casino operators, and GSA is here to help every step of the way."

GSA's award-winning Game to System (G2S) protocol is the driving force behind the innovative products that were on display at G2E 2009 in November and that will be shown at IGE 2010. Its powerful, flexible structure allows for creativity and innovation not previously seen in the gaming industry.

DeRaedt said, "The time for waiting is over, operators can now begin upgrading their casino floors to run the devices and systems of tomorrow that will enable them to maintain competitive edge."

About the Gaming Standards Association (GSA): The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) is an international trade association that creates benefits for gaming manufacturers, suppliers, operators and regulators. We facilitate the identification, definition, development, promotion, and implementation of open standards to enable innovation, education, and communication for the benefit of the entire industry. Established in 1998, GSA's members represent a wide cross section of the global gaming industry. Follow GSA on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

GSA's Game to System (G2S) Protocol has been named "Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology" by Global Gaming Business Magazine; one of Casino Journal magazine's "Top 3 Most Innovative Products"; and one of Casino Enterprise Management's "Top 10 Slot Floor Technologies."

Platinum members include AMX; Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; Bally Technologies, Inc. (BYI); International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; MEI; NCR Corporation (NCR); Seminole Tribe of Florida; SPIELO (an affiliate of GTECH LTO.MI); Techlink Entertainment International Ltd.and WMS Gaming Inc. (WMS). Other members include: 3M Touch Systems (MMM); Ainsworth Game Technology, Ltd.; Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission; American Gaming Systems; Ameristar Casinos, Inc.; Aruze Gaming America, Inc.; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; Atronic Americas LLC; Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH; BMM Compliance; BCLC; CashCode Company Inc.; Codere, S.A.; De Vocht Expert Services; DigiTech Systems Co., Ltd.; FutureLogic, Inc; GameLogic, Inc.; GameTech International; Gaming Laboratories International, LLC; Gaming Technologies Association; Giesecke & Devrient; GGS-US LTD; Global Gaming Research Center; Grand Vision Gaming, LLC; Harrah's Entertainment; Hydako Co., Ltd.; Intel Corporation (INTC); International Games System Co., Ltd; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Las Vegas Gaming, Inc.; Loto-Quebec; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Manitoba Lotteries Corp.; MGM MIRAGE (MGM); Money Controls; MotorCity Casino; Multimedia Games, Inc. (MGAM); Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL); Nanoptix, Inc.; New Wave Automation; Nick Farley & Associates; NRT Technology Corporation; Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation; Oracle; Oregon Lottery; Penn National Gaming, Inc.; Scientific Games (SGMS); Shuffle Master, Inc.(SHFL); SIQ; Tabcorp Holdings Limited; Tech Results; Technical Systems Testing; Transact Technologies (TACT); UNLV International Gaming Institute; Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.; WCLC Sask VLT Division; Western Money Systems and Zest Gaming SpA. For more information, visit

Contact Information

    Peter DeRaedt
    Gaming Standards Association
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    Paul Speirs
    Steinbeck Communications
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