A Message From the President

2006 is proving to be another successful year for GSA. Having reached our membership renewal goal and with international support and a strong desire to further GSA standards, the GSA Board has elected to recruit a Technical Director to focus on the full time development and support of GSA standards.

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

Member Update

New GSA Members

GSA would like to thank Atronic Americas for their continued support and recent upgrade to Platinum membership. As well, Video Game Technologies has increased their membership to Gold.

New to GSA at the Silver level are Casino Technology and Cummins-Allison Corporation.

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

GSA Website at a Glance

GSA strives to bring you the most up to date information via our website. We aim to promote the latest GSA news and events in a clear format, while regularly working to keep existing information fresh.

  • GSA Announces its new On-line searchable patent database. This new database allows members to easily search and view relevant patents submitted by other member companies.
  • To view please go to www.gamingstandards.com/private/patent/activepatents.php.

    To access the patent database, you will need a GSA username and password. If you do not have these, please fill out a request for password form at https://www.amsl.com/gsa/gsa_password_request.html.

  • Have you ever wondered what GSA talks about when we're out on the road? With a click of the mouse you can find out. View the latest presentations GSA has given around the world.
  • To view and download presentations please go to www.gamingstandards.com/presentations.html.

  • GSA's Circle of Excellence 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.
  • Our most recent inductee is Abdul Ali of Aristocrat Technologies. Abdul has served as the GDS Committee Chair for two years and brings a wealth of support and knowledge to GSA.

    To read more about Abdul and other past recipients, please go to www.gamingstandards.com/circle.html.

  • GSA's online product support continues to be a successful resource. JIRA's Change Management, which is used to support our software products, has many great features our members utilize.
  • For more details, please go to www.gamingstandards.com/store_support.html.

    Technical Committee Update

    The first quarter of 2006 has been rich with change and progress. GSA's five technical committee's have been hard at work, but special notice should be made of the formation of GSA's new Game-to-System (G2S) Committee. The vital task of merging BOB and Super SAS has been the committee's number one objective and with diligence and a record setting pace the merging of the two protocols is nearly finished.

    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 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 in the News

    "Gaming Standards Association Elects New Board, Officers"

    "AGMMA Supports New GSA G2S Protocol as Its Offical Protocol in Australia"

    "GSA Welcomes Atronic Americas as Platinum Member"

    "Gaming Standards Association Names New Technical Director"

    "GSA's New Game-to-System (G2S) Protocol Development Milestones"

    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 NIGA, April 4-5, 2006

    NIGA 06 is the place to meet key management in the Indian Gaming industry. Be sure to take part in this action packed exhibition and stop by and visit GSA at booth #524.

    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 Gaming & Systems
    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

    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   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

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