A Message From the President

GSA has certainly delivered on the promise of 2004! For those of us who have been with GSA since its inception, it is gratifying to see the result of long years of dedication from our member representatives.

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Member Update

GSA members should know that GSA has been growing by leaps and bounds in the last year. GSAs membership just hit an all-time high of 72 member companies!

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New GSA Members:

GSA asks you to join us in welcoming several new members. As of the printing of this newsletter, Viejas Casino joins GSA in the Gold category, while Boss Media AB, Cory Investments LTD, Densitron Technologies Plc, E-Genting Sdn Bhd, GameLogic Inc., Greektown Casino LLC, Quest Entertainment Inc. and Summit Amusement & Distributing LTD join at the Silver level.

New to the GSA Website

In an effort to keep our members informed we strive to bring the most up to date information to our website. Recently we have added a new regulatory section, www.gamingstandards.com/regulatory.html.

This section brings key regulatory information to your fingertips, such as a Regulatory Requirements Checklist for EGM's and a Feature and Functionality Comparison of Slot to System Protocols.

GSA's Circle of Excellence

The Gaming Standards Association's Circle of Excellence program was created in 2003. This program is designed to recognize individuals of member companies within our organization who have distinguished themselves through their extraordinary efforts and contributions towards the GSA goal of technical standardization of gaming device communication protocols.

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Technical Committee Update

GSAs Technical Committees have been diligently working on producing standards for the gaming industry. As 2004 is the year of delivery for GSA, it is also the year of delivery for long awaited standards to the industry.

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GSA in the News

"GSA Creates Environment to Further Industry Wide Adoption of Standards"

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Upcoming Events





G2E Training and Development Institute

Oct 4

Las Vegas

10:30am - 11:30am

A Technical Overview of GSAs BOB and S2S Standards and Toolkits

Oct 4 Las Vegas

1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Business Benefits and Possibilities of GSAs BOB Standard

Oct 4 Las Vegas

2:15pm - 3:15pm

The Value and Impact of Industry Standards on Business


Oct 5 -7

Booth 73

All Day

Live Demonstrations of the BOB, S2S and GDS Standards

Technology & Gaming Summit 6.0

Nov 9

Atlantic City


Gaming Floor of the Future

GSA at G2E

GSA at G2E 2004 by our standards, the world just got a whole lot more profitable!

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GSA Board of Directors

Chairman: Gregg Solomon, Mandalay Resort Group
Vice Chair: Mark Lipparelli, Bally Gaming & Systems
Secretary: John Boushy, Harrah's Entertainment
Treasurer: Fred Lychock, R. Franco USA
Kent Young, Aristocrat Technologies
Joe Bailo, Atronic Americas
Val Levitan, CashCode Co.
Frank Ciuffetelli, Isle of Capri Casinos
Steve Sutherland, Konami Gaming
Lyle Bell, Seminole Tribe of Florida
Jon Berkley, TransAct Technologies
Rob Siemasko, WMS Gaming

Useful Information to contact the Gaming Standards Association:

GSA Offices
5177 Brandin Court
Fremont, CA 94538
Ph: (510)744-4007 Fax: (510)608-5917
URL: www.gamingstandards.com

Coordinator: Courtney Roberts   Email: croberts@gamingstandards.com
Project Manager: Christine Freytag   Email: cfreytag@gamingstandards.com
Executive Director: Michelle Olesiejuk   Email: michelleo@gamingstandards.com
President: Peter DeRaedt  (775)829-2336   Email: pres@gamingstandards.com

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