A Message From the President

2007 began with a surprise as GSA was thrilled to accept two prestigious awards for our new Game-to-System (G2S) protocol. G2S earned top honors in the fourth annual Gaming & Technology Awards and was named "Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology." The award was presented by Global Gaming Business magazine and Spectrum Gaming Group. G2S also was named by International Gaming & Wagering Business magazine as one of the "Top Three International Gaming Products" for 2006. GSA was named the silver winner and accepted the award during ICE in London.

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Member Update

GSA would like to welcome the following new members as our membership continues to grow.

Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH and Ameristar Casinos, Inc. have joined at the Gold level. Global Cash Access, Inc. is our newest Silver member.

To view the full GSA membership listing, please click HERE.

G2S Protocol Available for Download

GSA's revolutionary Game-to-System (G2S) protocol is now available for free download at the GSA website. The protocol has created a lot of buzz in the industry and has won two prestigious awards. It was quite the conversation topic at ICE in London as the protocol continues to gain interest with the international gaming industry.

To view please go to:
http://www.gamingstandards.com/standards.html.

Slot Operators Conference

GSA hosted a Slot Operators Conference on January 31, 2007 at UNLV. The event attracted more than 50 attendees for the four hour training which focused on the G2S protocol. It was a definite success and GSA plans to hold similar conferences in the upcoming year.

GSA Website at a Glance

GSA strives to bring you the most up-to-date information via our website. It is our intention to promote the latest GSA news and events in a clear format, while regularly working to keep existing information fresh. We are still working on the redesign which should be launched in early summer.

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.

Technical Committee Update

The first quarter of 2007 is off to a busy and energetic start to the upcoming year. GSA's five technical committee's have been hard at work and new chairs and vice chairs were elected at the February Technical Meetings. Congratulations to our 2007 Chairs and Vice chairs.

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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

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Upcoming Events

GSA continues its plan to show presence at all major industry events in 2007.

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

GSA at Southern Gaming Summit, May 9, 2007

Marc McDermott, GSA Technical Director will participate on a panel discussion regarding Server-Based Gaming at the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, MS.

GSA at Gaming Technology Summit, May 23, 2007

Peter DeRaedt, GSA President will appear at the Gaming Technology Summit which will be at the Green Valley Ranch in Las Vegas, NV. He will be giving a presentation focusing on the latest GSA Standards.

GSA at G2E Asia

GSA will participate at G2E Asia (formerly Asian Gaming Expo) June 13-14 in Macau. Visit us at Booth #394 located on Level 3 at the Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre to learn the latest news on GSA's standards.

GSA Board of Directors

Chairman: Lyle Bell, Seminole Tribe of Florida
Vice Chair: Randy Hedrick, International Game Technology (IGT)
Don Karrer, Penn National Gaming
Treasurer: Fred Lychock, R. Franco USA
Bob Sobczyk, Ameristar Casinos, Inc.
Ken Bossingham, Atronic Americas
Mark Lipparelli, Bally Technologies, Inc.
Derrik Khoo Sin Huat, E-Genting Holdings Sdn Bhd
Tim Stanley, Harrah's Entertainment
Steve Sutherland, Konami Gaming, Inc.
Tom Peck, MGM MIRAGE
Brendan O'Connor, Multimedia Games, Inc.
Thomas Galanty, Progressive Gaming
Jon Berkley, Transact Technologies
Rob Siemasko, WMS Gaming

Non-Voting Board Members
Jim Morrow, Aristocrat
John Hilbert, FutureLogic
Bob Mackensie, MEI

How to contact the Gaming Standards Association

Gaming Standards Association
48377 Fremont Blvd., Suite 117
Fremont, CA 94538
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Staff
Association Specialist: Lisa Rodriguez  
Marketing Project Manager: Leslie Kefer  
Executive Director: Michelle Olesiejuk  
Technical Director: Marc McDermott  
President: Peter DeRaedt  

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