Industry Thought Leaders Discuss Innovation in Gaming at Gaming Standards Association Members Seminar

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2012) - A one-day seminar organized by the Gaming Standards Association for its members at Caesars Palace Las Vegas focused on how current trends in the gaming industry are shaping the future. The "Seminar on Industry Collaboration" featured presentations on regulation, online gaming, standards and collaboration. It was a great success, drawing attendees from a broad spectrum of the gaming industry and sparking discussion that will help to guide the industry forward.

Speaking were Mark Lipparelli, Chairman of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board; Mario Galea, President of Random Consulting and an expert on remote interactive gaming; and Anthony D. Williams, leading authority on collaborative innovation and co-author (with Don Tapscott) of the groundbreaking bestseller Wikinomics and its follow-up MacroWikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet (Portfolio 2010).

"The speakers presented their views on how new regulation, new technologies and social media impact the gaming industry, a topic of tremendous interest to GSA and its members," said Peter DeRaedt, GSA President. "The Gaming Standards Association was formed by the industry to create common technical standards for the benefit of the industry. We are exploring the impact of industry collaboration and the role GSA can play."

The event was presented for the benefit of GSA members. For more information about the many benefits of GSA membership, contact GSA at

About the Gaming Standards Association (GSA): The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) is an international trade association that creates benefits for gaming manufacturers, suppliers, operators, and regulators. We facilitate the identification, definition, development, promotion, and implementation of open standards to enable innovation, education, and communication for the benefit of the entire industry. Established in 1998, GSA's members represent a wide cross section of the global gaming industry.

GSA's Game to System (G2S) Protocol has been named "Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology" by Global Gaming Business Magazine; one of Casino Journal magazine's "Top 3 Most Innovative Products"; and one of Casino Enterprise Management's "Top 10 Slot Floor Technologies."

Platinum members include Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission; Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; Bally Technologies, Inc. (BYI); International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation; SPIELO International, and WMS Gaming Inc. (WMS).

Other members include: AGRIC; Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd.; Arrow Gaming; Aruze Gaming America, Inc.; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; Austrian Gaming Industries; BMM Compliance; British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC); British Group; Caesars Entertainment (CZR); Casinos Austria; Casino Technology; Codere, S.A. (CDR.MC); ComTrade; Crane Payment Solutions; European Casino Association; Fortunet, Inc. (FTNT); FutureLogic; Gaming Laboratories International (GLI); Gaming Technology Association; Gauselman GmbH; Grand Vision Gaming; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Isle of Capri Casinos (ISLE); JCM Global; Loto-Québec; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Manitoba Lotteries Corporation; MEI; Mohegan Sun; MotorCity Casino Hotel; Multimedia Games (MGAM); Multi-State Lottery Association; Nanoptix, Inc.; NRT Technology Corporation; Oregon Lottery; Penn National Gaming (PENN); Radical Blue Gaming; Random Consulting; Scientific Games(SGMS); Seminole Tribe of Florida; Shuffle Master, Inc. (SHFL); Station Casinos; Techlink Entertainment International Ltd.; Tipping Point Gaming; Transact Technologies (TACT); UNLV International Gaming Institute; Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.; Western Canada Lottery Corporation.

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Contact Information:

Peter DeRaedt
Gaming Standards Association
Tel: +1 (775) 846-4422

Paul Speirs-Hernandez
Steinbeck Communications
+1 (702) 413-4278