A Message From the President

I am very proud to announce that in August the G2S committee finalized the G2S V1.0 standard. This standard describes in great detail the communication between gaming devices and the back of house systems. The G2S standard, in combination with a proposed standard by GSA's Transport committee will be the cornerstone of the industry moving forward and will unleash endless possibilities and opportunities that are impossible today.

To read this article in its entirety, please click HERE.

Member Update

New GSA Members

As GSA's mission becomes more compelling, many companies are seeing the benefits of membership! GSA welcomes several new members this quarter.

MGM MIRAGE has joined at the Platinum level.

British Columbia Lottery Corporation shows its support at the Gold level.

Bounty Limited; Cyberdyne Systems Inc.; Cummins-Allison Corporation; Digitech Systems Co.; Jofemar SA; and Western Money Systems have become Silver members.

To view the full GSA membership listing, please go to: www.gamingstandards.com/gsa_members.html.

2006 Annual Meeting

GSA's Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with G2E this year. The meeting details are:

Date: November 16, 2006
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center; Room - N219
Keynote Featuring: Thomas Peck, Senior VP and CIO for MGM MIRAGE

Check the GSA website at www.gamingstandards.com/gsaregister2006.html for further details.

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.

To view our most recent award winner, Peter Hand of JCM American Corporation, please click HERE.

To view past award winners, please click HERE.

GSA Website at a Glance

GSA is constantly working to bring the industry our latest news.

  • GSA's online factsheets make getting information about our standards easy. These handy pieces of information can easily be downloaded for future reference.

    Have a look at: http://www.gamingstandards.com/factsheets.html.

  • GSA continues to travel the world educating the industry on standardization. Presentations are posted to GSA's website. Feel free to utilize these presentations as a quick reference to GSA's current work.

    They can be viewed and downloaded at: http://www.gamingstandards.com/presentations.html.

  • Technical Committee Update

    As we head into the final stretch of 2006 there is plenty to talk about. GSA's technical committees have reached many pivotal decisions and have produced amazing results. From updated versions of current standards to entirely new protocols, GSA's technical committees can proudly say the have accomplished the near impossible. Thanks to countless hours of hard work, these dedicated members have brought the gaming industry together.

    To read this article in its entirety, please click HERE.

    GSA Road Show!

    Do you think that the employees in your company need to be better educated about GSA's new standards? If your company is interested in scheduling an in-depth presentation at your office, exclusively for your staff, please contact GSA's Executive Director, Michelle Olesiejuk, at michelleo@gamingstandards.com.

    GSA in the News

    To read past press releases, please click HERE.

    Upcoming Events

    GSA continues its plan to show presence at all major industry events in 2006.

    For the full schedule, check out our trade show and events calendars.

    GSA at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), November 14-16, 2006

    Visit GSA at Booth #3683 and see for yourself how industry standards make a difference.

    We have lined up several exciting presentations, as well as interactive demonstrations showing many of our member products utilizing GSA standards.

    Visit GSA at G2E Booth 3683 and See the Light!

    GSA Board of Directors

    Chairman: Lyle Bell, Seminole Tribe of Florida
    Vice Chair: Randy Hedrick, International Game Technology (IGT)
    Secretary: Moti Vyas, Viejas Casino
    Treasurer: Fred Lychock, R. Franco USA
    Robert Marnell, Aristocrat Technologies
    Ken Bossingham, Atronic Americas
    Mark Lipparelli, Bally Technologies
    Derrik Khoo Sin Huat, E-Genting Holdings Snd Bhd
    Ken Weil, Harrah's Entertainment
    Steve Sutherland, Konami Gaming
    Brendan O'Connor, Multimedia Games Inc.
    Don Karrer, Penn National Gaming
    Thomas Galanty, Progressive Gaming
    Jon Berkley, TransAct Technologies
    Rob Siemasko, WMS Gaming

    Non-Voting Board Members
    John Hilbert, FutureLogic Inc.
    Bob Mackenzie, MEI
    Tom Peck, MGM MIRAGE
    Ron Harris, Rocket Gaming Systems

    How 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

    Association Specialist: Lisa Rodriguez   Phone: 510-608-5932
    Project Manager: Christine Freytag   Phone: 510-608-5918
    Executive Director: Michelle Olesiejuk   Phone: 510-608-5908
    Technical Director: Marc McDermott   Phone: 702-220-8222
    President: Peter DeRaedt   Phone: 775-829-2336

    How to become a member of the Gaming Standards Association

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