A Message From the President

What an exiting year this has been. While the DVD format war continues to stifle innovation and confuse the consumer world, thanks to the re-joining of IGT and their commitment towards GSA, the gaming industry can look forward to industry wide protocol standardization.

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

Member Update

New GSA Members

GSA proudly announces FutureLogic, Inc. and International Game Technology (IGT) have joined at the Platinum level. Joining at the Gold level is Detroit Entertainment, LLC. GSA welcomes American Gaming Systems, Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise and Shuffle Master, Inc. at the Silver level. Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) has come on board as our latest Affiliate. And Radical Blue Gaming joins the ranks as GSA's newest Advisory member.

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 a new Ambassador program. Now through our website you can request for a GSA Ambassador, who is a key member of the Association, to speak at your industry event or conference on behalf of GSA.
  • For more details, please go to www.gamingstandards.com/ambassador.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

    As 2005 comes to a close, the GSA technical committee chairs would like to send a thank you to each member volunteer for their help in bringing GSA one step closer to industry standardization.

    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

    "GSA and IGT Moving Quickly to Integrate BOB and Super SAS Protocols"

    "GSA Welcomes IGT as Platinum Member"

    "Gaming Standards Association Brings Power of Three to G2E"

    "Gaming Standards Association Making Significant Strides in Tribal Gaming"

    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 ICE, January 24-26, 2006

    ICE is a must-attend event for all the international gaming industry professionals, so be sure to take part in this action packed exhibition.

    GSA plans to be right in the heart of events. Stop by and visit us at booth #3026.

    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
    Robert DelRossi, Aristocrat Technologies
    Ken Bossingham, Atronic Americas
    Derrik Khoo Sin Huat, E-Genting Holdings Snd Bhd
    Randy Hedrick, International Game Technology (IGT)
    Steve Sutherland, Konami Gaming
    Brendan O'Connor, Multimedia Games Inc.
    Don Karrer, Penn National 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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