NEW SOUTH WALES AUTHORITY GIVES OK TO GSA’S G2S STANDARD
September 2, 2009
Gaming industry protocol standards developed by the Gaming Standards Association took another major step forward recently when GSA’s Game to System (G2S) standard was authorized by the New South Wales Casino, Liquor and Gaming Control Authority for use in NSW.
The decision was made following the successful Gaming Communication Technology Workshop in April, in Sydney, Australia. The workshop was co-hosted by GSA and the GTA (Gaming Technologies Association) and reviewed recent changes in technology and how Australasian jurisdictions might be affected by those changes and by the application of GSA protocols.
“Next generation technology products have the potential to enhance the integrity of gaming and responsible practices,” said Luke Freeman, Gaming Control Authority manager for gaming technology. “In addition to GSA, I would like to acknowledge the contribution that the Australian Gaming Technologies Association made to the G2S development effort.”
GSA President Peter DeRaedt said the recognition of GSA’s work by the Gaming Control Authority in NSW, Australia could not have come at a better time. “It endorses what we as an industry have been working on for so long. This endorsement will revitalize the local industry enabling them to offer exciting new products and services,” DeRaedt said.
He noted that G2S was “built by the industry for the industry, and this authorization takes G2S and the incredible possibilities it holds to another important corner of the world.”
GSA is an international trade association that creates benefits for gaming manufacturers, suppliers, operators and regulators. It facilitates the identification, definition, development, promotion, and implementation of open standards to enable innovation, education, and communication for the benefit of the entire industry.
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