SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association

Gaming Standards Association

April 13, 2010 11:00 ET

Gaming Standards Association Presents Essential Conference Tracks at Upcoming Gaming Technology Summit

GTS Takes Place May 24-26 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) -  The Gaming Standards Association will be presenting three days' worth of critically important seminars at the upcoming Gaming Technology Summit, the gaming industry's leading technology conference. The event takes place May 24-26 at Green Valley Ranch in Las Vegas, and will gather industry professionals to discuss real-world technology challenges and solutions.

May 24 features a workshop and an open meeting of GSA's Operators Advisory Committee (OAC). The OAC is an incredibly valuable committee where operators give their input into how the GSA protocols must fit their business needs. The meeting is free to all GTS registrants, and all operators are encouraged to attend.

On May 25, GSA will present four crucial seminars to help industry executives learn about the new protocols that are driving the next generation of devices and systems. The protocols open an incredible new world of possibilities, and operators need to understand their potential so they can prepare for the next phase of doing business in the gaming industry. These "Executive Awareness" sessions cover the important G2S, S2S, GDS and Transport & Security protocols, and the seminars are all presented in an easy-to-understand, non-technical format.

May 26 brings two extremely significant discussions: "How to Speed Up the Implementation of GSA Standards into New Products" and "Developing Applications with G2S." These sessions will discuss the building blocks suppliers will need to use and operators will need to be aware of for quick adoption of standards into developing devices and systems.

A current schedule of all GTS conference topics is available at: http://www.gametechsummit.com/index.php/conference/gts-agenda

"GSA is pleased to partner with the Gaming Technology Summit, the most respected and well-attended technology event in the gaming industry," said GSA president Peter DeRaedt. "Our full schedule of conference sessions will give gaming professionals a better understanding of how GSA protocols allow unparalleled game innovation and link all systems across the entire operation. The combination is a very powerful way to keep existing players and attract new patrons."

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; 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; Cadillac Jack; CashCode Company Inc.; Codere, S.A.; De Vocht Expert Services; DigiTech Systems Co., Ltd.; DR Gaming Technology Europe nv; FutureLogic, Inc; GameTech International; Gaming Laboratories International, LLC; Gaming Technologies Association; GGS-US LTD; Global Gaming Research Center; Grand Vision Gaming, LLC; Harrah's Entertainment; HERMES SoftLab; International Games System Co., Ltd; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Loto-Quebec; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Manitoba Lotteries Corp.; MGM MIRAGE (MGM); Money Controls; MotorCity Casino; Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL); Nanoptix, Inc.; NCR Corporation (NCR); New Wave Automation; Nick Farley & Associates; NRT Technology Corporation; Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation; Oregon Lottery; QALab; Penn National Gaming, Inc.; Scientific Games (SGMS); Shuffle Master, Inc.(SHFL); SIQ; Tech Results; Technical Systems Testing; Transact Technologies (TACT); UNLV International Gaming Institute; Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.; WCLC Sask VLT Division; Western Money Systems. For more information, visit www.gamingstandards.com.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Peter DeRaedt, Gaming Standards Association
    President
    Tel: +1 (775) 829-2336
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    Paul Speirs, Steinbeck Communications
    President
    +1 (702) 413-4278
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