LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jan 23, 2013) - During G2E 2012, Gaming Standards Association, the world's leading gaming standards-setting organization, announced the development of its Compliance Verification Tool (CVT), a crucial tool enabling easy verification of compliance with GSA's landmark and award-winning G2S (Game To System) protocol standard. Now GSA is proud to announce it has fully funded the CVT development, thanks to the generous support of several members.

GSA industry leaders funding the CVT project are Aristocrat Technologies, Bally Technologies, BMM Compliance, Gaming Laboratories International, IGT, SPIELO International and WMS Gaming Inc.

GSA member company Radical Blue Gaming will begin development immediately of the tool, while working directly with GSA's Certification Interoperability Committee (CIC).

Funding and development of the CVT is a serious industry-wide undertaking. The finished tool will be a critical element in guaranteeing device and system interoperability in land-based and online gaming spaces worldwide and across the industry spectrum.

GSA Board Chairman Adrian Marcu, IGT, said, "We are very pleased to have the CVT project fully funded, and we are grateful to our members who have come forward to financially back the CVT. When complete, the CVT will have a significant impact on increased gaming product interoperability. This major financial backing, combined with nearly universal manufacturer acceptance of the CVT, clearly shows the industry is serious about standards adoption and certification and GSA is pleased to be leading the way."

In light of the upcoming ICE Totally Gaming tradeshow in London, GSA will extend the special reduced pricing for members to purchase the CVT through the end of February 2013. For more information about 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