SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

May 22, 2017 10:00 ET

Gaming Standards Association (GSA) and iGaming Academy Launch Game Authentication Terminal (GAT) Standard Course

Online Training Module Available Now; First in a series of e-Learning Courses

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - May 22, 2017) - The Gaming Standards Association and iGaming Academy have launched "GSA Executive Overview: Game Authentication." Earlier this year, GSA partnered with iGaming Academy to develop and host a series of e-learning modules related to GSA standards, and this is the first in a library of e-learning courses to come.

The course can be purchased from the iGaming Academy e-shop and serves as an insight into the fundamentals of GAT. The course is specifically designed for anyone with an interest in learning how to deliver the highest quality software in order to ensure player protection and game integrity.

On completing this course, learners will:

  • Understand some of the history behind game authentication
  • Understand how game authentication is performed
  • Be familiar with the command set used by the serial GAT protocol
  • Understand how the same game authentication services can be accessed through other protocols
  • Be familiar with the command set used by the Network GAT Interface

"GSA is pleased to launch this first course in our e-learning initiative. As I said at the time we announced our partnership with iGaming Academy, GSA's membership operates across multiple time zones. We are now able to offer premium learning that is available on-demand, allowing our members to learn on their schedule," GSA President Peter DeRaedt said.

The GAT protocol was developed over two decades ago with the aim of providing a mechanism that allows regulators and operators to verify that only approved software is running in gaming machines. The protocol is frequently updated and expanded as changes occur in the industry, and has just recently been revamped to include gaming systems as well as peripheral devices.

GSA's and iGaming Academy's online educational series provides an easily accessible platform for users to learn more about GSA's standards, the impact they have had on the global gaming industry, and the potential they can bring to operators, suppliers, and regulators.

There is a level of membership for every budget. Visit 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; Microgaming Software Systems, LTD., Playtech, (PTEC.L), Scientific Games International (SGMS), & Sega Sammy Creation, Inc.

Other members include: Ainsworth Game Technology Inc.; Amatic Industries GmbH; APEX pro gaming; Appolonia; Ares Way; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; BHGLS Pty. Ltd.; BMM Testlabs; Casinos Austria; ComTrade Gaming; Combination AB; Crane Payment Innovations; DRGT Europe; eBet Gaming Systems Pty., Ltd.; European Casino Association; Everi; Foxwoods Resort Casino; Gamblit Gaming, LLC; Gaming Laboratories International, LLC. (GLI); Gaming Consultants International; Gaming Technologies Association; Gauselman GmbH; Ganlot; Grand Vision Gaming; House Advantage; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Inspired Gaming Group Ltd.; Interblock USA; JCM Global; Loto-Que�bec; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association; Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation; Maxgaming; Multi-State Lottery Association; Nidec Sankyo Corporation; Oregon Lottery; Paltronics Australasia Pty. Ltd.; Radical Blue Gaming; Random Consulting; RAY; Seminole Tribe of Florida; Seoul National University of Science & Technology; Smartgames Software Hardware Systems Holdings Ltd.; Sightline Payments; techno-consult GmbH; U1 Gaming; TNDR, Inc.; Universal de Desarrollos Electronicos, S.A.; UNLV International Gaming Institute; Western Canada Lottery Corporation.

About the iGaming Academy
The iGaming Academy is the leading training provider to the iGaming industry with over 7,000 learners trained in 2016 alone. The iGA provides training to over 35 gaming companies such as Betsson, Betclic Everest Group, Stanleybet, Lottoland, Sky Betting and Gaming, Evolution Gaming, ComeOn, Evoke Gaming, Mr. Green and Pala (US) who have taken up our training services not only to satisfy regulators but also enhance internal staff knowledge and awareness.

Contact Information

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

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