A Message From the President

During our December Strategic Planning Meeting, our Board decided to plan for an interoperability event to test GSA standards at work. As a result, we took our standards to the road.

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

Member Update

GSA welcomes many new members in 2005!

New GSA Members

GSA is pleased to announce that in early 2005 two of our member companies, Progressive Gaming and Rocket Gaming Systems, upgraded their membership to the Platinum level. Multimedia Games also has joined at the Platinum level. In addition to changes at the Platinum level, GSA welcomes Belatra Co., Ltd., as a new Gold member while Sankyo Seiki Mfg. Co., Melange Computer Services and Standing Stone Gaming have joined at the Silver level.

New to the GSA Website

GSA members should be noticing new features on the site! There is an addition in the committee section for the newly formed Architectural Oversight Committee (AOC) and an expanded calendar section that features GSA's trade show schedule and events for 2005. Members will find new marketing tools in the member's only area, and of course, a list of the services that GSA provides exclusively for its members.

GSA Road Show!

Do you think that the employees in your company need to be better educated about GSA's new standards and development suites? 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 BOB under the Hood Series

GSA has developed an in-depth technical session for EGM and system development organizations that will walk you through the intricacies of the BOB Protocol and it's Development Suite. The session is first targeted to product managers and development staff, and then gets more technical in nature (examine sample code) and so is more appropriate for technical development staff. There are sessions currently being planned for Europe, the East Coast, and also in conjunction with the GTS Tradeshow. Stay tuned for more information on these educational sessions!

Trainers: Ethan Tower, GameLogic and Russ Ristine, Ristine Associates.

Technical Committee Update

GSA will be releasing new versions of BOB 1.1 and S2S 1.1 in early April. BOB and GDS Toolkits will be released in late April, and of course, current versions of BOB, S2S and the GDS Toolkits are available now. For full details, please click HERE.

As GSA races into 2005, work is continuing on the release of development suites (toolkits) for use by implementers of GSA standards.

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GSA in the News

"GSA Welcomes Rocket Gaming Systems as Platinum Member"

"GSA Welcomes Large Industry Crowd for In-Depth BOB Protocol Training Session"

"GSA Welcomes Two New Platinum Members - Multimedia and Progressive"

"GSA Announces New Board Leadership"

To read these press releases in their entirety, please click HERE.

To read past press releases, please click HERE.

Upcoming Events

GSA is planning several key marketing events in early 2005. For the full schedule, check out our trade show and events calendars.

GSA at NIGA 2005

GSA follows NIGA to beautiful San Diego, CA, April 10-13, 2005! GSA will have its own booth at the show, and will showcase many of its new member companies from the Native American Gaming Community; including the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Rocket Gaming Systems, Viejas Casino and Standing Stone Gaming.

For a more information on the NIGA show, please click HERE.

GSA at the Gaming Technology Summit 2005

GSA will be at the Green Valley Ranch in Las Vegas, May 24-26, 2005 for the Gaming Technology Summit. On Wednesday, May 25, from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., the Gaming Standards Association will feature past and current Gaming Standards Association Chairmen Gregg Solomon and Lyle Bell for the keynote address luncheon. The keynote address will focus on the live demonstration of GSA's standards.

For more information on the GTS show, please click HERE.

GSA Board of Directors

GSA bids a fond farewell and thank you to our outgoing Chairman, Gregg Solomon of Mandalay Resort Group. Under Gregg's leadership, GSA has doubled in size and has reached its key goals of standards and toolkit development.

At the same time, GSA welcomes Lyle Bell of the Seminole Tribe of Florida as the new Chairman. Lyle shows the dedication and drive to bring GSA closer to the full implementation of its standards, to the benefit of the entire industry.

GSA is also pleased to welcome several new BOD members!

Chairman: Lyle Bell, Seminole Tribe of Florida
Vice Chair: Mark Lipparelli, Bally Gaming & Systems
Secretary: John Boushy, Harrah's Entertainment
Treasurer: Fred Lychock, R. Franco USA
Joe Bailo, Atronic Americas
Robert DelRossie, Aristocrat Technologies
Jeanne Marie Wilkins, Argosy Gaming Company
Derrik Khoo Sin Huat, E-Genting Holdings Snd Bhd
Steve Sutherland, Konami Gaming
Gregg Solomon, Mandalay Resort Group
Brendan O'Connor, Multimedia Games Inc.
Russ McMeekin, Progressive Gaming
Ron Harris, Rocket Gaming Systems
Jon Berkley, TransAct Technologies
Moti Vyas, Viejas Casino
Rob Siemasko, WMS Gaming

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

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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