The Official Newsletter of GSA - Summer 2007

A Message From the President

As summer approaches and the temperature outside begins to rise, the temperature inside at the various engineering departments is rising even faster. The vendors are moving quickly into the implementation phase and developing new and exciting features enabled by these new standards.

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Member Update

New Members

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

Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd., Elixir Group, Ltd. and GameTech International have joined at the Silver level. Also, Inspired Gaming Group plc is our newest Gold Member.

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

G2S Protocol Awards

GSA's new Game-to-System (G2S) Protocol is a winner again! G2S won the Silver Award from Casino Journal Magazine in the publication's annual Top 20 Most Innovative Products awards. The announcement was made during the recent Gaming Technology Summit in Las Vegas. To date, G2S has been honored as "Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology" by Global Gaming Business Magazine; one of the "Top Three International Gaming Products" by IGWB Magazine; and as one of Casino Enterprise Management's "Top 10 Slot Floor Technologies."

G2S Protocol V1.0.3 Available for Download

GSA's revolutionary Game-to-System (G2S) protocol v1.0.3 which includes the Protocol and Schema Files is now available for free download at the GSA website. This update contains numerous corrections and enhancements to the protocol, which are based on feedback GSA received from early implementations. Also, the Schema files include numerous updates and changes including some that were made very recently. Developers are encouraged to update their Schema Files with this latest release even if they have updated recently, as these will be the final ones for G2S version 1.0.3. GSA expects that with the update, its G2S committee can now focus on the next G2S revision, which is currently planned for September 2007.

To view please go to
http://www.gamingstandards.com/index.php?page=standards/free_downloads_standards.

GSA Launches New Website

As our organization grew so has the demand for services and increased functionality through our website. For the last six months, we have been upgrading our website, and now it is up and ready to go. We'd like to invite you to experience our new website first hand at www.gamingstandards.com.

Latest GSA Presentations

GSA representatives have been busy traveling to industry events and sharing the latest news. Peter DeRaedt, GSA President presented at the Gaming Technology Summit on May 23rd. Russ Ristine represented GSA at CasinoFest 3 and delivered three presentations on May 15th. Marc McDermott, GSA Technical Director participated on a panel discussion at the Southern Gaming Summit on May 9th.

To view and download presentations please go to
http://www.gamingstandards.com/index.php?page=resources/presentations.

Technical Committee Update

The second quarter of 2007 is moving ahead at a rapid pace. GSA's technical committees continue to work diligently and produce outstanding results. The May Technical Meetings were held in Vegas and hosted by Konami Gaming.

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GSA in the News

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 G2E Asia

GSA will participate at G2E Asia (formerly Asian Gaming Expo) June 13-14 in Macau. Visit us at booth #394 located at the Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre to learn the latest news on GSA's standards. Peter DeRaedt, GSA President will be moderating a panel dealing with slots and new technology on June 14th at 2:15 p.m.

Operators Forum

GSA will host an Operators Forum on August 22, 2007 in Las Vegas. The event will allow Operators and Manufacturers to come together to discuss GSA technology and how to prepare your floor for server based gaming. This session is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will include an introduction to GSA and the latest 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
Ken Bossingham, Atronic Americas
Ramesh Srinivasan, Bally Technologies, Inc.
Derrik Khoo Sin Huat, E-Genting Holdings Sdn Bhd
Tim Stanley, Harrah's Entertainment
Steve Sutherland, Konami Gaming, Inc.
Jon Berkley, Las Vegas Gaming, Inc.
Tom Peck, MGM MIRAGE
Brendan O'Connor, Multimedia Games, Inc.
Thomas Galanty, Progressive Gaming
Rob Siemasko, WMS Gaming

Non-Voting Board Members

John Hilbert, FutureLogic
Bob Mackenzie, MEI

How to contact the Gaming Standards Association

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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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