SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

May 18, 2016 13:52 ET

Gaming Just Got Easier With New G2S® (Game-to-System) v3.0 Standard From Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - May 18, 2016) - The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) recently released an update to its landmark and award-winning G2S® (Game-to-System) Standard. The new v3.0 makes the gaming industry's leading standard much easier -- easier to implement, easier to test, and easier to operate. Further, new extensions have been added to support gaming operators' modern business needs.

"Our goal with G2S 3.0 was to improve the migration path from previous versions, support evolving market needs, and enhance the technical foundation of the protocol for the future. We feel strongly that we have addressed those goals in this release," said G2S Committee Chair Kevin Higgins.

New in G2S 3.0 are important extensions that support a casino's contemporary business needs, such as standalone progressive controllers, mystery jackpots, and EGM-controlled progressive signs.

"Our operator members were an incredible source of both feedback and inspiration as we developed G2S 3.0. Adding these extensions answers a critical business need of operators everywhere and help to make implementing those processes even easier," said Ethan Tower, GSA's Protocol Director.

In addition to the new extensions, several message handling and communications requirements were simplified and unnecessary and redundant features have been removed, streamlining the standard and enhancing its ease of implementation.

Further, two new companion specifications were added, standardizing software download and installation processes and increasing ease of use:

  • PKG (Package Manifest File Format) v1.0 standardizes the format in which software packages are delivered to download servers.
  • PRF (Peripheral Manifest File Format) v1.0 standardizes the format in which peripheral firmware is delivered to EGM manufacturers for integration into downloadable software packages.

The new G2S 3.0 is one of 11 standards GSA recently released, all of which were designed specifically to further enhance the global gaming industry and unleash the creativity of its developers. 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; Everi; 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-Que�bec; 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.

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