SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

January 26, 2015 11:00 ET

Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Brings Suite of Next Generation of Standards to ICE Totally Gaming in London, February 3-5

GSA Will Be on Stand N2-102 at ICE

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2015) - GSA President Peter DeRaedt announced Gaming Standards Association (GSA) executives and engineers will be available on its stand in London during the 2015 ICE Totally Gaming expo and conference in London, February 3-5, to answer questions about GSA's new generation of standards and protocols that will be released over the next six months.

GSA Protocol Director Ethan Tower said, "After two years of hard work by scores of volunteer engineers representing major gaming companies, suppliers and manufacturers from all around the globe, we are now on the verge of releasing this newest suite of standards that will help operators and manufacturers adopt and implement the latest technologies so they can introduce exciting new features to players and regulators in every sector of the industry."

By this coming June, GSA will have released its next suite of standards to GSA members:

New Protocol Features Next Version Anticipated Release
 Game-to-System (G2S) v3.0 6/15/15
 Serial Game Authentication Terminal (GAT) v4.1 6/15/15
 System-to-System (S2S) v2.0 6/15/15
  Package Manifest File Format v1.0 Released
  Trusted GAT Results File Format New 6/15/15
  Network GAT Interface New 4/15/15
 Security & Transport (XPT) v2.0 6/15/15
 Gaming Device Standards (GDS) v1.3 5/15/15
  Firmware Manifest File Format New 5/15/15
 Player User Interface (PUI) New 6/15/15
  EGM Media Display Interface v3.0 6/15/15
 Third-Party Game Interface (OGC) New 5/15/15
 (2015 new) - Central Monitoring Standard (OGC) New tbd

In addition to its existing suite of standards, DeRaedt also announced that the online gaming committee has commenced work on the organization's new Central Monitoring Standard and that gaming regulators interested in obtaining further information may contact him directly. The new initiative related to Central Monitoring Systems is the result of a very productive workshop with European regulators in September 2014 and GSA intends to continue these efforts in 2015.

Established in 1998, GSA's members represent a wide cross section of the global gaming industry.

Platinum members include: Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission; Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; GTECH; International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation; Playtech, (PTEC.L), Scientific Games International (SGMS), and Sega Sammy Creation, Inc.

Other members include: 3M; Ainsworth Game Technology Inc.; Amtek; APOLLO GAMES; Appolonia; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH; BMM Testlabs; British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC); Casinos Austria; Casino Technology; ComTrade Gaming; Crane Payment Innovations; eBet Gaming Systems Pty, Ltd.; eCash Pty., Ltd.; European Casino Association; FortuNet, Inc. (FTNT); FutureLogic, Inc.; Gamblit Gaming, LLC; Gaming Laboratories International, LLC. (GLI); Gaming Technologies Association; Gauselman GmbH; Grand Vision Gaming; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Inspired Gaming Group Ltd.; Interblock-USA; Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (ISLE); JCM Global; Jumbo Technology Co. Ltd; Loto-Québec; LT Game; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association; Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Maxgaming; Multimedia Games (MGAM); Multi-State Lottery Association; Nanoptix, Inc.; Nidec Sankyo Corporation; Oregon Lottery; Ortiz Machine Company, LLC; Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN); Radical Blue Gaming; Random Consulting; RAY; Reel Time Gaming; Seminole Tribe of Florida; Transact Technologies Incorporated (TACT); U1 Gaming; UNLV International Gaming Institute; Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.; Western Canada Lottery Corporation.

For more information, visit www.gamingstandards.com and join GSA on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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
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