The Official Newsletter of GSA - Spring 2008

A Message From the President

GSA - A decade of building industry collaboration and friendships

GSA's first "official" meeting occurred in May 1998 in a small hotel of Flamingo Drive in Las Vegas. GAMMA announced its incorporation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit standard setting organization. GSA started with representatives of six companies on the board - Acres, Aristocrat, Bally, Mikohn, Sigma and Silicon Gaming. Today we have grown to more than 72 members worldwide and are recognized as the only standard setting organization focusing on casino gaming. It has been a challenging road. Today, however, the challenge is met and our standards are being embraced by the industry.

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Member Update

New GSA Members

Membership continues to grow in 2008. GSA is pleased to welcome Codere S.A, F2 Systems and Oregon Lottery as Silver Members.

To view the full GSA membership listing, please see the GSA member listing page.

GSA at ICE 08

GSA’s booth at ICE 08 in London was quite busy with visitors who wanted to know all the latest details regarding GSA Standards. The attendees asked a variety of questions and were happy to speak with Marc McDermott, GSA's Technical Director and Peter DeRaedt, GSA’s President.

GSA's First European Technical Meetings

GSA's first European Technical Meetings were held in Graz, Austria during January 28th to the 31st. Atronic International hosted the meetings and over 35 participants from Europe and the United States attended the G2S, SAS, S2S and Transport Committees. GSA is in the beginning stages of planning another round of European Technical Meetings in the first quarter of 2009.

Technical Committee Update

As 2008 begins the first quarter, GSA's technical committee chairs held elections for the upcoming year. The January Technical Meetings were held in Graz, Austria and were hosted by Atronic. This was our first European meeting and attendance was high.

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GSA in the News

Gaming Standards Association Names Ethan Tower Protocol Director

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Upcoming Events

GSA continues its plan to show presence at all major industry events in 2008.

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

GSA at Southern Gaming Summit, May 7, 2008

Peter DeRaedt, GSA President will moderate a panel discussion regarding Networked Slot Floor of the Future at the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, MS.

GSA at CasinoFest 6, May 12, 2008

Peter DeRaedt, GSA President will appear at the CasinoFest 6 at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, MN. He will participate in a round table discussion regarding Open Protocols, Open Networks, Server Based Gaming and your casino.

GSA at G2E Asia

GSA will participate at G2E Asia during June 3-5 in Macau. Visit us at Booth #1528 located at the Venetian Macao 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)
Secretary: Don Karrer, Penn National Gaming
Treasurer: Bob Sobczyk, Ameristar Casinos, Inc.
Jim Morrow, Aristocrat
Roland Zoeschg, Atronic Americas
Bruce Rowe, Bally Technologies, Inc.
Derrik Khoo Sin Huat, E-Genting Holdings Sdn Bhd
Tim Stanley, Harrah's Entertainment
Jon Berkley, Las Vegas Gaming, Inc.
Bob Mackenzie, MEI
Brendan O'Connor, Multimedia Games, Inc.
Scott Lewis, Progressive Gaming
Brandon Knowles, TransAct Technologies, Inc.
Rob Siemasko, WMS Gaming

Non-Voting Board Members

John Hilbert, FutureLogic
Steve Sutherland, Konami Gaming, Inc.

How to contact the Gaming Standards Association

Gaming Standards Association
48377 Fremont Blvd., Suite 117
Fremont, CA 94538

Association Specialist: Lisa Rodriguez
Marketing Project Manager: Leslie Kefer
Executive Director: Michelle Olesiejuk
Technical Director: Marc McDermott
Protocol Director: Ethan Tower
President: Peter DeRaedt

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