SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

April 26, 2016 10:00 ET

Gaming Development, Operation, Regulation Become More Streamlined as Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Releases 11 New Matured Standards

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Apr 26, 2016) - Since 1998, the Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has created standards proven to decrease costs, streamline development, and speed time to market. Now GSA is releasing 11 standards designed to further enhance the global gaming industry and unleash the creativity of its developers.

"GSA's members have collaborated intensely during the last couple of years and agreed to release the next set of standards which are vastly improved. GSA has been seeking ways to lower the barriers to implementation of our standards. This new set of standards have now reached a level of maturity in our industry to the benefit of suppliers, operators, and regulators," said GSA President Peter DeRaedt. "The release of these 11 standards marks another landmark achievement following many years of behind the scene collaboration between our global members. We are excited to introduce them to the industry."

GSA is releasing the following standards:

  • G2S: Game to System (G2S) v3.0
  • EGM Media Display Interface (EMDI) v3.0
  • Player User Interface (PUI) v1.0
  • Game Authentication Transfer (GAT) v4.1
  • Gaming Device Standard v1.3 (GDS)
  • Peripheral Manifest File Format (PRF) v1.0
  • System to System (S2S) v2.0
  • Network GAT Interface (NGI) v1.0
  • Simple System Interface (SSI) v1.0
  • Trusted GAT Results File Format (TGR) v1.0
  • Transport (XPT) v2.0

Of note among the standards are G2S: Game to System (G2S) v3.0, which is a simplified version of GSA's award-winning and landmark G2S® standard. Next, the G2S/PUI Player User Interface v1.0 standard was created to answer operator demand for deeper player to system interactions and the development and implementation challenges surrounding the equipment. Last, regulators across the globe will welcome the Network GAT Interface (NGI) v1.0 and Trusted GAT Results File Format (TGR) v1.0. While the fundamentals of GAT are unchanged, these two new companion specifications have been added to broaden its appeal and standardize its usage.

Each of the standards is available for free to all GSA members on GSA's website, www.gamingstandards.com.

There is a level of membership for every budget. Visit www.gamingstandards.com to learn more. Join GSA as a member today and join GSA on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

GSA Platinum members include: Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries Gmbh; Playtech, (PTEC.L), Scientific Games International (SGMS), & Sega Sammy Creation, Inc.

Other members include: Ainsworth Game Technology Inc.; Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission; Amatic Industries GmbH; APEX pro gaming; Appolonia; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; BMM Testlabs; Casinos Austria; CasinoFlex Systems; Casino Technology; ComTrade Gaming; Combination AB; Crane Payment Innovations; eBet Gaming Systems Pty., Ltd.; European Casino Association; Every; FortuNet, Inc. (FTNT); Gamblit Gaming, LLC; Gaming Laboratories International, LLC. (GLI); Gaming Technologies Association; Gauselman GmbH; Ganlot; Grand Vision Gaming; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Inspired Gaming Group Ltd.; Interblock USA; Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (ISLE); Loto-Québec; Kobetron; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association; Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation; Maxgaming; Multi-State Lottery Association; Nidec Sankyo Corporation; Oregon Lottery; Radical Blue Gaming; Random Consulting; RAY; Seminole Tribe of Florida; Seoul National University of Science & Technology; Smartgames Software Hardware Systems Holdings Ltd.; techno-consult GmbH; Transact Technologies Incorporated (TACT); U1 Gaming; UNLV International Gaming Institute; Western Canada Lottery Corporation.

For more information, visit www.gamingstandards.com

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Peter DeRaedt
    Gaming Standards Association
    President
    Tel: +1 (775) 846-4422
    E-mail: Email Contact

    Paul Speirs-Hernandez
    Steinbeck Communications
    President
    +1 (702) 413-4278
    Email Contact