LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - March 3, 2011) - The Gaming Standards Association (GSA), whose open standards are the driving force behind the new generation of interoperable devices and systems, is pleased to announce the newly elected board members to the GSA Board of Directors for 2011 and 2012, each elected to a one-year term.

The following operators were re-appointed to the GSA Board of Directors:

  • Tom Beauchamp, Penn National Gaming
  • Scott Norman, British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC)
  • Melissa Price, Caesars Entertainment

The following operator was awarded new membership to the GSA Board of Directors:

  • Jeanne-Marie Wilkins, Isle of Capri

The new members will join the eight sitting board members: Lyle Bell, Seminole Tribe of Florida; Adrian Marcu, IGT; Rob Siemasko, WMS Gaming; Jim Morrow, Aristocrat Technologies; Walt Eisele, Bally Technologies; Steve Sutherland, Konami Gaming, Inc.; Bob Mackenzie, MEI; and Don Doucet, Spielo.

GSA is also pleased to announce that the following officers of the Board of Directors have each been re-elected for a one-year term:

  • Chair: Lyle Bell, Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Vice Chair: Adrian Marcu, International Game Technology (IGT)
  • Treasurer: Scott Norman, British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC)
  •  Secretary: Rob Siemasko, WMS Gaming

"It is a privilege to work with the leaders of the gaming industry," said GSA President Peter DeRaedt, and added, "The involvement and dedication of our board members is vital in bringing our organization forward, and everyone's unique perspective and experience is an absolute asset to our organization as we continue to grow and expand our global reach."

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. Follow GSA on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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 Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; Bally Technologies, Inc. (BYI); International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; MEI; Seminole Tribe of Florida; SPIELO (an affiliate of GTECH LTO.MI) and WMS Gaming Inc. (WMS). Other members include: 3M Touch Systems (MMM); Ainsworth Game Technology, Ltd.; Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission; American Gaming Systems; Ameristar Casinos, Inc.; Aruze Gaming America, Inc.; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH; BMM Compliance; BCLC; Cadillac Jack; Caesars Entertainment; CashCode Company Inc.; Codere, S.A.; ComTrade; The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; De Vocht Expert Services; DR Gaming Technology Europe nv; European Casino Association; Euro Games Technology Ltd.; FutureLogic, Inc.; GameTech International; Gaming Laboratories International, LLC; Gaming Technologies Association; Grand Vision Gaming, LLC; International Games System Co., Ltd; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Isle of Capri Casinos; Loto-Quebec; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Manitoba Lotteries Corp.; Money Controls; MotorCity Casino; Multimedia Games (MGAM); Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL); Nanoptix, Inc.; New Wave Automation; Nick Farley & Associates; NRT Technology Corporation; Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation; Oregon Lottery; QALab; Penn National Gaming, Inc.; Scientific Games (SGMS); Shuffle Master, Inc. (SHFL); SIQ; Techlink Entertainment International Ltd.; Transact Technologies (TACT); UNLV International Gaming Institute; Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.; WCLC Sask VLT Division; Western Money Systems. For more information, visit

Contact Information:

Peter DeRaedt
Gaming Standards Association
Tel: +1 (775) 829-2336