LAS VEGAS (September 29, 2011) – The Gaming Standards Association is bringing the freedom of stable, ready and available standards to operators, suppliers and regulators at G2E 2011. From its booth #3171, GSA will be discussing its latest standards that give operators the freedom for profit potential, unlock casino floor possibilities, and create an array of revenue, operational, and customer focused application opportunities.
GSA President Peter DeRaedt said, “I’m pleased to say that the GSA standards are now stable and contain the business functionality that the industry requires to grow. This new set of stable standards will be released in early 2012 to our members, and that means operators, regulators and suppliers can adopt GSA’s award-winning standards and provide products and solutions based on them.”
GSA will also play a role in the G2E Conference Program, hosting two key sessions. The first, “Held to a Different Standard: Land-Based vs. Online Gaming,” takes place Monday, October 3 at 12:45 p.m. Attendees will learn whether or not an unregulated market be standardized, how creating standards can ensure security and integrity and how existing standards may translate to this new arena.
The second session, “Certification: What Does it Mean for an Operator?” takes place later that day at 3:00 p.m. and explains the standards of server-based gaming and how they impact operators, with an eye toward how GSA standards help operators maximize floor space and revenue potential. Both sessions take place at the Sands Convention Center.
Additionally, GSA will hold its Annual Meeting during G2E. Famous for its high-level discussions on groundbreaking technology that is changing the industry, GSA’s Annual Meeting takes place Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sands Convention Center, room 2501.The keynote address has a unique format this year, with three leaders in the critically important and growing lottery industry presenting their vision for the future. The speakers are: Muriel Grimble, Executive Director, Gaming Products and Services, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission; Carole Hardy, Assistant Director, Marketing, Oregon Lottery; and Jim Lightbody, Vice President, Casino and Community Gaming, BCLC.
The meeting is open and free to the public and registration is available now at www.gamingstandards.com.
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 Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; Bally Technologies, Inc. (BYI); International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; MEI; Seminole Tribe of Florida; SPIELO (an affiliate of GTECH LTO.MI), and WMS Gaming Inc. (WMS). Other members include: 3M Touch Systems (MMM); Ainsworth Game Technology, Ltd.; Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission; Aruze Gaming America, Inc.; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH; BMM Compliance; BCLC; Caesars Entertainment; Codere, S.A.; ComTrade; Crane Payment Solutions; De Vocht Expert Services; DR Gaming Technology Europe nv; Eclipse Compliance Testing; European Casino Association; Euro Games Technology Ltd.; FutureLogic, Inc; Gaming Laboratories International, LLC; Gaming Technologies Association; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Isle of Capri Casinos; Loto-Quebec; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Manitoba Lotteries Corp.; Multimedia Games (MGAM); Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL); NRT Technology Corporation; Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation; Oregon Lottery; QALab; Penn National Gaming, Inc.; Radical Blue Gaming, Scientific Games (SGMS); Shuffle Master, Inc. (SHFL); SIQ; Techlink Entertainment International Ltd.; Transact Technologies (TACT); UNLV International Gaming Institute; Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.; WCLC Sask VLT Division. For more information, visit www.gamingstandards.com and follow GSA on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.