Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Announces Conference, Annual Meeting and Booth at G2E

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Sep 17, 2012) - The future of gaming will be at the forefront of discussion at the upcoming G2E 2012, and leading the way will be the Gaming Standards Association, the world's foremost standards-setting organization for the gaming industry. GSA will have a full schedule over the course of the tradeshow's four days, including critically important speaking sessions and GSA's Annual Meeting.

Leading experts will give voice to a "Certification Roundtable" on Monday, October 1 at 12:45 p.m. As operators push hard for certification of devices and systems to GSA standards, challenges still exist. In this session, experts will help operators and suppliers find common ground to help bring the concept of certification to reality. GSA President, Peter DeRaedt, moderates panelists:

  • Dave Daniels, Senior Director of Engineering, GLI
  • Adrian Marcu, Vice president of Global Technical Architecture, IGT
  • Mark Pace, VP of Networked Gaming Engineering and Operations, WMS
  • Russ Ristine, President, Radical Blue Gaming
  • Jeff Wyton, Chief Information Officer & Executive Director of Information Services & Technology, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission

Then at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, GSA turns its attention to iGaming as Mario Galea, President of Random Consulting, leads attendees in a 30,000-foot look at how standards can help new operators, suppliers and regulators avoid common pitfalls.

Then, GSA holds its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 3 at 11 a.m. This important annual event brings together the top thinkers in the industry for a gathering that helps chart the course of the industry's future. This year Spielo International COO Victor Duarte keynotes, answering the question of how GSA standards have translated into success in the Canadian gaming market and how others can follow the example. Admission is free and open to the public. Visit for information and to RSVP in order to participate.

Throughout the tradeshow, GSA will be in booth #5028, where member volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about GSA's role in certification, online gaming and how, by using GSA standards, operators finally have the freedom to make their own dreams for gaming a reality.

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); Four Winds Interactive; 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