SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

September 22, 2014 12:43 ET

GSA Holds Successful European Workshop, Bringing Together Gaming Industry and Regulatory Domain Leaders

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Sep 22, 2014) - The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) hosted a well-attended and successful two-day workshop in London to encourage an open dialogue between the gaming industry and regulatory domain leaders.

"We were pleased with the large attendance and the quality, depth and frank discussions of the participants. There was recognition for the work accomplished by GSA to date and a sense of excitement amongst the attendees for the unique opportunity to have an open dialogue between regulators and industry participants," said GSA President Peter DeRaedt. "We are grateful to all those who spoke at the meeting, lending their expertise, and those who participated and voiced their thoughts and ideas."

Delivering the keynote address was Dr. Jason Lane of the Jersey Gambling Commission and Chairman of the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF). Dr. Lane gave an informative overview of the current regulatory dialogue and collaboration within the industry and specifically in the technical area of gaming.

GSA Protocol Director Ethan Tower gave an overview of GSA's Online Gaming Committee (OGC) and the draft online gaming standard. An abbreviated example of the standard was distributed exclusively to attendees, and Phyllis Farrugia, GSA's Special Representative in Europe, led an open discussion on the development of the standard. Additionally, the OGC discussed differences and commonalities between various regulatory requirements and established the committee's approach to satisfying those requirements.

Also presenting was Remote Gaming Association Director of Projects and Policy Sue Rossiter who spoke about the importance of technical standards and solutions, and why standards are important to Operators.

The event also featured an important roundtable discussion on the challenges of multi-jurisdiction supply, interoperability, and integration and compliance. Moderating was Dr. Alan Littler from Kalff, Katz & Franssen: Attorneys At Law. Panelists included representatives from the diverse gaming industry: Mediatech Solutions Executive Director Paulina Guzman; AMAYA Online Director of Compliance Anna Dearlove; and OpenBet Director of Product Marketing Peter James.

A roundtable of regulators focused on market structure and technical requirements, measuring compliance, conformance versus performance monitoring and interoperability challenges and solutions. Panelists were Juan Espinosa García, Deputy General Director of Gambling Regulation, Directorate General for Gambling Regulation (Spain); Roger Parkes, Senior Manager, Remote Sector & Thematic, UK Gambling Commission; and Francesco Rodano, Head of Remote Gaming, AAMS. Wes Himes, Partner at Instinctif Partners, moderated.

Visit GSA in booth #2709 at G2E or visit www.gamingstandards.com for more information.

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), Scientific Games International (SGMS), and Sega Sammy Creation, Inc.

Other members include: 3M; Ainsworth Game Technology Inc.; American Gaming Systems; Amtek; APOLLO GAMES; Appolonia; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH; BMM Testlabs; British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC); Casinos Austria; ComTrade Gaming; Crane Payment Innovations; eBet Gaming Systems Pty, Ltd.; European Casino Association; FortuNet, Inc. (FTNT); Four Winds Interactive; FutureLogic, Inc.; Gamblit Gaming, LLC; Gaming Laboratories International, LLC. (GLI); Gaming Technologies Association; Gauselman GmbH; Grand Vision Gaming; Greentube I.E.S. GmbH.; 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; Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Maxgaming; Multimedia Games (MGAM); Multi-State Lottery Association; Nanoptix, Inc.; Nidec Sankyo Corporation; NRT Technology Corporation; Oregon Lottery; Ortiz Machine Company, LLC; Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN); Random Consulting; RAY; Reel Time Gaming; Seminole Tribe of Florida; Techlink Entertainment International Ltd.; 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.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:

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

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