SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

March 07, 2011 15:09 ET

Gaming Standards Association Announces G2S Message Protocol v1.1

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - The Gaming Standards Association (GSA), whose open standards are the driving force behind the new generation of interoperable devices and systems, today announced that its globally accepted Game to System (G2S) protocol v1.0.3 has been re-released in a simpler packaging and will be referred to as G2S v1.1.

"Based on feedback we received from our members, the GSA Board of Directors decided to simplify the naming and streamline the multiple errata versions of the protocol," said Peter DeRaedt, President of GSA. He added, "The G2S specification that the global gaming community has come to rely on, has not been changed -- only the packaging. We believe that this change will provide the clarity that the industry needs to move forward."

G2S is a communication protocol that unlocks the power of networked gaming and revolutionizes the way information is exchanged between Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs) and back-of-house systems. It provides a common interface between devices and systems, as well as supports essential networked gaming functions, such as software download, remote configuration, and advanced features. With G2S certified systems, operators have the ability to control and extract information from their gaming floors.

For a complete list of GSA member companies or to join GSA, visit www.gamingstandards.com

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 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) 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; Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH; BMM Compliance; BCLC; Cadillac Jack; Caesars Entertainment; CashCode Company Inc.; Codere, S.A.; ComTrade; The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; De Vocht Expert Services; DR Gaming Technology Europe nv; Eclipse Compliance Testing; European Casino Association; Euro Games Technology Ltd.; FutureLogic, Inc; GameTech International; Gaming Laboratories International, LLC; Gaming Technologies Association; Grand Vision Gaming, LLC; International Games System Co., Ltd; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Isle of Capri Casinos; Loto-Quebec; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Manitoba Lotteries Corp.; Money Controls; MotorCity Casino; Multimedia Games (MGAM); Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL); Nanoptix, Inc.; New Wave Automation; NRT Technology Corporation; Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation; Oregon Lottery; QALab; Penn National Gaming, Inc.; Scientific Games (SGMS); Shuffle Master, Inc.(SHFL); SIQ; Techlink Entertainment International Ltd.; 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) 846-4422
    Email Contact