Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Announces Five-Year Strategic Plan

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jan 29, 2013) - Gaming Standards Association, the world's leading gaming standards-setting organization, has established and adopted a five-year strategic plan. The plan upholds GSA's mission to continue to be the leading voice of gaming industry standards, its commitment to the universal adoption of the ground-breaking G2S, GDS and S2S protocols, and clearly outlines the organization's global goals in standards development and adoption through 2017.

GSA President Peter DeRaedt said, "Since 1998, GSA has been internationally recognized as the standards-setting organization by and for the industry. Now in this five-year plan, we set specific goals, acknowledge key industry trends and lay out a clear path to ensure that we have the right standards in place."

The 2013-2017 strategic plan reaffirms GSA's commitment to the continued development, implementation and certification of existing standards and includes the creation of an improved lifecycle roadmap for standards development and increased collaboration with stakeholders to drive adoption.

In addition, the organization will continue to build its recognized brand in the industry and examine collaboration with both U.S. regulators and European regulators related to online gaming messaging standards. The organization will further address the potential development of standards for the Player User Interface and the creation of a central repository for software authentication information. GSA will launch a new online gaming committee to provide leadership driving standards in the online space.

"This is a crucial time in the history of the industry. Technology is converging across platforms and disciplines, and this creates new opportunities for operators and suppliers, as well as challenges for regulators and testing labs. GSA membership has never been more important for all of these groups and we firmly believe that our five-year strategic plan clearly illustrates why participation in GSA is vital to future success," DeRaedt said.

GSA, its members and committees have been an integral part of the gaming industry, developing landmark and widely adopted standards such as the award-winning G2S® protocol, GAT®, GDS®, S2S® and XPT® standards.

For more information about GSA's five-year strategic plan, GSA membership and its many benefits to operators, suppliers and regulators, visit GSA at ICE Totally Gaming stand #S3-304 or visit GSA online 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: 3M, 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; European Casino Association; EWA CyberSolutions, LLC; Fortunet, Inc. (FTNT); Four Winds Interactive; FutureLogic; Gaming Laboratories International (GLI); Gaming Technology Association; Gauselman GmbH; Grand Vision Gaming; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); InterSeven Gaming Team; 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