Embarking on a yearlong education campaign to help casino operators with G2S

As of Jan. 1, the Gaming Standards Association is not adding functionality or support to SAS Version 6.02, and is redirecting its efforts to helping operators and manufacturers migrate to the Game to System (G2S) protocol.

Beginning this month, the Gaming Standards Association is embarking on a yearlong education campaign to help casino operators answer this and other pressing questions. The campaign begins with GSA’s appearance at the upcoming International Gaming Expo taking place Jan. 26-28 at Earls Court in London. GSA will be in stand #3522.

“The SAS protocol, developed in the early 1980s, has been great for the industry; however moving forward GSA and its membership have elected to no longer enhance the SAS protocol,” said GSA President Peter DeRaedt. “The Game to System (G2S) standard, that replaces SAS, provides the growth and expandability that will be the driving force for innovation in the industry. This will be a year of transition for casino operators, and GSA is here to help every step of the way.”

GSA’s award-winning Game to System (G2S) protocol is the driving force behind the innovative products on display at G2E 2009 in November and that will be shown at IGE 2010. Its powerful, flexible structure allows for creativity and innovation not previously seen in the gaming industry.

“The time for waiting is over, operators can now begin upgrading their casino floors to run the devices and systems of tomorrow that will enable them to maintain competitive edge,” DeRaedt said.