LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2014) - The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) announced today it is making rapid progress in its Online Gaming Committee to establish a universal online gaming standard for the industry. The committee will hold meetings in London on April 9 & 10, 2014, hosted by GSA Platinum member company Playtech.
Playtech Technical Consultant and Chair of GSA's Online Gaming Committee (OGC) Valery Gelfman said, "A successful online gaming operation requires multiple integrations with third-parties including external content providers, monitoring authorities and, in many cases, brick and mortar operation. Playtech is pleased to work with GSA and help drive the effort towards establishing integration standards based on best practices. Such standards, without a doubt, will benefit all constituencies in the industry and help create value."
"The new standard will provide support for third party gaming interfaces, external interfaces, including geo-location and payment processors, and central monitoring for regulators," Ethan Tower, GSA's Protocol Director stated.
"GSA is moving forward quickly with the creation of standards to support the online gaming industry," said GSA President Peter DeRaedt. "This is not the time for suppliers or operators to sit on the sidelines. We encourage all interested parties to jump in with both feet to ensure that their voices and opinions are heard as these important standards are being created and finalized."
Only members of GSA can participate in GSA's technical committees creating and managing the standards that drive the gaming industry! There are levels of membership to fit every organization's needs and budget. Visit www.gamingstandards.com to join GSA today, or for more information on its committees.
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 standards to enable interoperability, 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.
Global Gaming Business Magazine named GSA's Game to System (G2S) Protocol the "Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology." Casino Journal magazine 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."
Platinum members include Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission; Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; Bally Technologies, Inc. (BYI); GTECH; International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation; Playtech, (PTEC.L) and Scientific Games International (SGMS).
Other members include: 3M, Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd.; American Gaming Systems; APPOLO GAMES; Appolonia; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; Austrian Gaming Industries; BMM Testlabs; British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC); Casinos Austria; ComTrade Gaming; European Casino Association; Fortunet, Inc. (FTNT); Four Winds Interactive; FutureLogic; Gamblit Gaming, LLC; Gaming Laboratories International (GLI); Gaming Technology Association; Gauselman GmbH; Grand Vision Gaming; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Inspired Gaming Group; Interblock-USA L.C.; Isle of Capri Casinos (ISLE); JCM Global; Jumbo Technology Co. Ltd; Loto-Québec; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Maxgaming; MEI; Motor City Casino & Hotel; Multimedia Games (MGAM); Multi-State Lottery Association; Nanoptix, Inc.; Nidec Sankyo Corporation; NRT Technology Corporation; Oregon Lottery; Ortiz Machine Company, LLC; Penn National Gaming (PENN); Radical Blue Gaming; Random Consulting; RAY; Seminole Tribe of Florida; Techlink Entertainment International Ltd.; Transact Technologies (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.