SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

April 16, 2013 14:55 ET

Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Invites Industry to First Open Forum, June 11 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2013) -  The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) will hold its first annual Open Forum on June 11 at Treasure Island in Las Vegas, Nev. The forum will present GSA's latest updates for its standards, technical initiatives, internal processes, as well as invaluable information on new developments from the Operators Advisory Committee. This year's topics are on industry collaboration and Online Gaming. GSA values your contribution and wants you to have a seat at the table. The meeting is open to the industry, and attendance is free.

GSA President Peter DeRaedt said, "GSA's message in 2013 is one of collaboration, and the purpose of this first Open Forum is to ensure that everyone is invited to have a seat at the table to address the challenges presented during this exciting time in gaming's history."

At this meeting, GSA will officially launch its new Online Gaming initiative. "The world of online gaming is an exciting place filled with a multitude of great ideas and incredible potential. There are also a lot of pitfalls due to the lack of standardization. That's why GSA created the Online Gaming initiative, to collaborate with our peers and bring global ideas together before the first meeting of our Online Gaming Committee," DeRaedt said.

GSA's recently created Online Gaming Committee is designed to provide a neutral forum for technology experts in the industry to take a leadership role in the creation of online gaming standards with the objective of reducing R&D costs, bringing more interoperability, speeding time to market and improving consumer protection.

Space at the Open Forum is limited, and RSVP is required. Attendees can reserve a place by registering their intention to attend on GSA's website at

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.

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 Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission; Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; Bally Technologies, Inc. (BYI); International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation; SPIELO International, and WMS Gaming Inc. (WMS).

Other members include: 3M, AGRIC; Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd.; Arrow Gaming; Aruze Gaming America, Inc.; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; Austrian Gaming Industries; BMM Compliance; British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC); British Group; Caesars Entertainment (CZR); Casinos Austria; Casino Technology; Codere, S.A. (CDR.MC); ComTrade; European Casino Association; EWA CyberSolutions, LLC; Fortunet, Inc. (FTNT); Four Winds Interactive; FutureLogic; Gaming Laboratories International (GLI); Gaming Technology Association; Gauselman GmbH; Grand Vision Gaming; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); InterSeven Gaming Team; Isle of Capri Casinos (ISLE); JCM Global; Loto-Québec; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Manitoba Lotteries Corporation; MEI; Mohegan Sun; MotorCity Casino Hotel; Multimedia Games (MGAM); Multi-State Lottery Association; Nanoptix, Inc.; Nidec Sankyo Corporation; NRT Technology Corporation; Oregon Lottery; Penn National Gaming (PENN); Radical Blue Gaming; Random Consulting; Scientific Games (SGMS); Seminole Tribe of Florida; Shuffle Master, Inc. (SHFL); Station Casinos; Techlink Entertainment International Ltd.; Tipping Point Gaming; Transact Technologies (TACT); U1 Gaming; UNLV International Gaming Institute; Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.; Western Canada Lottery Corporation.

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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
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