SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

January 27, 2015 11:00 ET

Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Calls for Comments on the Next Release of the G2S Standard

G2S Version 3.0 Adds Important New Functionality and Simplifies Implementation, Testing, and Operations

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) -  G2S, the Gaming Standards Association's award-winning Game-to-System Message Protocol, drives many of the gaming industry's newest and most exciting products. Now GSA is set to unveil G2S version 3.0, and the organization's members are in the process of conducting final reviews and providing comments before it is released.

"G2S Version 3.0 is the result of almost three years of work by our G2S Technical Committee, based on direct feedback from suppliers and operators, as well as regulators in jurisdictions from around the world. The result is a new version of G2S that is not only mature and rich in functionality, but which also simplifies protocol implementation, testing and operation," said GSA Chairman Adrian Marcu. "Most significantly, the new version of G2S uses WebSockets and EXI, making message handling and communications much more efficient."

Critical new functionality has been added to the protocol including support for Standalone Progressive Controllers, Mystery Progressive Jackpots, and Progressive Displays. Specific jurisdictional requirements have also been addressed. Further improvements to the Player User Interface have been made, allowing multi-source picture-in-picture functionality to be managed through an open protocol.

"We have been listening to our membership and to the industry at large throughout this improvement process," noted Marcu. "Now we want to make certain that member input and feedback is heard and addressed as we prepare to release the standard this Spring."

Review and comment is open to all GSA members. The deadline for comment is January 31. A draft of the standard is available for review and download at GSA's website: www.gamingstandards.com.

The G2S standard has won international acclaim. Global Gaming Business named it the "Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology." Casino Journal named it one of the "Top 3 Most Innovative Products" and Casino Enterprise Management put it on the list of "Top 10 Slot Floor Technologies."

GSA standards are created by the organization's global membership. To find a membership level that best suits your business goals and budget, visit www.gamingstandards.com.

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.

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