A Message From the President

I'm pleased to report that the second quarter of 2005 will prove to be the most active and successful time in our organization's history.

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Member Update

GSA Standards - Free to the Industry

"Free" is considered one of the most powerful words in the English language. Whether it connotes "at no charge" or "boundless and limitless," the word is applied correctly when we say that GSA standards are now free.

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New GSA Members

GSA proudly announces Integrity Gaming, Inc. and Gamey Industries have recently joined at the Silver level.

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

New to the GSA Website

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.

Recently we have added direct links to view and download GSA standards from the public side of the website. To view, please go to www.gamingstandards.com/standards.html.

GSA's online product support has proven to be a successful resource. Early in 2005 we announced the creation of two new web tools to provide support for our members and the industry:

  • JIRA Change Management - to support our software products

  • GSA Message Board - for discussion of our software and standards products

    For more details, please go to www.gamingstandards.com/store_support.html.

    For members, you will see a new streamlined entry page that adds detailed navigation into the "Members Only" section. To access this page, please go to www.gamingstandards.com/private/members_only.html.

    In addition, members will see many new enhancements in the coming weeks from simplified mail lists to new status options for documents and quick link searches to add ease and reduce time spent searching for documents.

    Marketing Committee Relaunch

    In May, an effort was made to rejuvenate the GSA Marketing Committee, which is charged with ensuring GSA's standards and mission are promoted throughout the industry. The committee is also responsible for the ground breaking content pieces that you've seen in the mail and at our tradeshows, as well as scheduling and promoting events.

    The May session was very successful, having member representatives from five companies participate. Many new ideas were brought to the table, which the committee will work to bring into practice in the coming months.

    Thank you to Atronic Americas, Atronic International, Gaming Laboratories International, Video Gaming Technologies and Viejas Casino for your recent participation.

    Technical Committee Update

    GSA has deemed 2005 the "Year of Implementation" and thanks to the hard work and diligence of the many volunteer's who make up GSA's technical committee's this statement is becoming a reality.

    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 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 its 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.

    With two successful Las Vegas sessions under our belt and with overwhelming demand for additional training, GSA is planning its third session to coincide with G2E this year. Further details will be available on the GSA website in the near future.

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

    GSA in the News

    "GSA Holds Open Summit on Future of Downloadable Games"

    "Technical Review Shows GSA's BOB 1.1 Offers Many Improvements to Gaming Industry"

    "Gaming Standards Association Opens Its Standards"

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

    To read past press releases, please click HERE.

    Upcoming Events

    GSA continues its plan to show presence at all major industry events in 2005.

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

    GSA at Asian Gaming Expo, June 14-15, 2005

    The Asian Gaming Expo includes the largest casino gaming equipment Trade Exhibition in the Asian region and the unique Asian Gaming Expo Conference. GSA plans to be right in the heart of events with both an information booth and presence on one of the conference panels.

    For more information on the Asian Gaming show, please click HERE.

    GSA at the Australasian Gaming Expo, August 21-23, 2005

    GSA is looking forward to participating in the Australasian Gaming Expo in August. It should prove to be a busy and successful show as GSA not only has an information booth, but plans to update the local regulators on the current progress of GSA.

    For more information on the Australasian Gaming Expo, please click HERE.

    GSA Board of Directors

    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
    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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