SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association

Gaming Standards Association

November 10, 2009 11:00 ET

Gaming Standards Association Readies the Industry to Grow at G2E 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - The Gaming Standards Association has been growing steadily for more than 10 years, both in terms of worldwide membership and accomplishments. Now at G2E 2009, GSA is more ready than ever to help the global gaming industry grow and thrive.

The G2E tradeshow floor will be heavily populated with GSA member companies who understand the crucial importance of standardized protocols, and who support and have participated in developing GSA's landmark and award-winning standards. In booth #2192, GSA will be talking with operators about the importance of preparing their casino floors now for new technologies that are coming soon. The organization will also be discussing with suppliers the benefits of developing products based on its standards. The GSA booth will also display the organization's new and updated logo.

GSA President Peter DeRaedt said, "Our member companies have the opportunity to witness the technological advances in products built on GSA protocols and the positive effect they will have on the industry. I believe G2E will showcase how our members, who have worked so hard to bring the protocols to fruition, are embracing the protocols in so many new products."

In addition to its tradeshow floor presence, GSA will hold its Annual Meeting on November 18 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N-232. Delivering the keynote address is Frank Fantini, Editor and Publisher of Fantini's Gaming Report, which GSA recently named its official publication. Admission to the Annual Meeting is open; however, registration is required. Registration is available now through November 11 at

The organization is also presenting the panel "GSA: International Technical Standards - Possible or Pipe Dream" on November 17 at 9:15 a.m. GSA Technical Director Marc McDermott will moderate as panelists discuss the possibility of international collaboration on common terms for gaming and a common approach to communication security. Panelists include Travis Foley, Nevada Gaming Control Board; Luke Freeman, Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing; and Jeff Wyton, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.

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. Since its incorporation on May 6, 1998, GSA has members representing a wide cross section of the global gaming industry.

GSA's new Game to System (G2S) Protocol has been named "Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology" by Global Gaming Business Magazine; one of the "Top Three International Gaming Products" by IGWB 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. (NYSE: BYI); GTECH Corporation (LTO); Harrah's Entertainment; International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; MEI; NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR); Seminole Tribe of Florida; Techlink Entertainment International Ltd. and WMS Gaming Inc. (NYSE: WMS). Other members include: 3M Touch Systems (NYSE: 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; Hydako Co., Ltd.; Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: 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 (NYSE: MGM); Money Controls; MotorCity Casino; Multimedia Games, Inc. (NASDAQ: 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. (NASDAQ: SHFL); SIQ; Tabcorp Holdings Limited; Tech Results; Technical Systems Testing; Transact Technologies (NASDAQ: TACT); UNLV International Gaming Institute; Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.; WCLC Sask VLT Division; Western Money Systems and Zest Gaming SpA. For more information, visit

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    Peter DeRaedt
    Gaming Standards Association
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