SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

August 20, 2015 11:00 ET

Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Releases Compliance Verification Tools CVT 1.0 and CVT 2.0, Reducing Costs and Speeding Supplier Time to Market

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2015) - The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has released its new Compliance Verification Tools CVT 1.0 and CVT 2.0. These tools empower suppliers to conduct compliance testing at the point of software creation, significantly reducing implementation errors, Q/A overhead, and speeding time to market.

"We are very proud of the fact that GSA's G2S® protocol is the new standard for the global gaming industry. Now with CVT 1.0 and CVT 2.0, suppliers have an automated way to quickly and precisely ensure games and systems are properly implementing G2S. The verification tools will dramatically benefit suppliers," said GSA Protocol Director Ethan Tower.

CVT 1.0 is a Practical EGM Compliance Tester, an easy-to-use tool that anyone can use to run a set of standard tests against an EGM to ensure it has correctly implemented the critical requirements of the core classes of GSA's award-winning Game-to-System G2S standard. Conversely, the CVT 2.0 Practical Host Compliance Tester can be used to run a set of standard tests against a G2S Host to ensure it has correctly implemented the critical requirements of the core classes of the G2S protocol.

Conducting this type of practical testing at the supplier's development site can greatly reduce formal independent testing labs testing times and further speed time to market.

"With CVT 1.0 and CVT 2.0, there are now tools that provide repeatable results and significantly reduce implementation errors. We expect these tools will generate immediate and significant value for the industry. That is precisely what GSA was created to do. These new tools are a direct fulfillment of GSA's brand promise and value proposition," Tower said.

The CVT 1.0 and CVT 2.0 tools were thoroughly vetted by GSA's Certification and Interoperability Committee over a period of 12 months. Those processes proved the tools operate exactly as intended, correctly testing all critical requirements of the core classes of the G2S standard. For in-depth videos and more details on how to get involved in its continuing development, go here.

RadBlue, a company that has a long history of successfully building and delivering development tools for the GSA protocols, created the CVT 1.0 and CVT 2.0 exclusively for GSA. Both tools are available for purchase now by members and non-members directly from RadBlue. Site licenses are available for GSA Members only.

Only members of GSA can participate in GSA's technical committees creating and managing the standards and tools 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.

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.; Austrian Gaming Industries, NOVOMATIC Group of Companies; International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation; Playtech, (PTEC.L), Scientific Games International (SGMS), & Sega Sammy Creation, Inc.

Other members include: Ainsworth Game Technology Inc.; Amtek Corporation Pty Ltd.; APEX pro gaming; Appolonia; Ascend Solutions; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; BCLC; BMM Testlabs; Casinos Austria; Casino Technology; ComTrade Gaming; Combination; Crane Payment Innovations; eBet Gaming Systems Pty., Ltd.; eCash Pty., Ltd.; European Casino Association; FortuNet, Inc. (FTNT); 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-Que�bec; LT Game; Kobetron; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association; Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation; Maxgaming; Multimedia Games (MGAM); Multi-State Lottery Association; Nidec Sankyo Corporation; Oregon Lottery; Ortiz Machine Company, LLC; Radical Blue Gaming; Random Consulting; RAY; Seminole Tribe of Florida; Seoul National University of Science & Technology; Transact Technologies Incorporated (TACT); U1 Gaming; UNLV International Gaming Institute; Western Canada Lottery Corporation.

For more information, visit www.gamingstandards.com.

Contact Information

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