The Gaming Standards Association’s (GSA) newly formed Blockchain Technical Committee recently held its first meeting in London, charting a course to integrate the breakthrough technology into the gaming industry, with the potential to modernize lotteries and online and land-based gaming.

The meeting was hosted by Playtech and attending were representatives from member companies, AxesNetwork, ComTrade Gaming, Gaming Laboratories International, Mercury Gaming Gauselmann, IGT and Scientific Games, according to a press release. The topics of discussion included responsible gaming, machine certification, and jurisdictional licensing.

The committee concluded that its first important deliverable is to collectively build an educational package to ensure the committee assumed its role of ensuring GSA members understand the benefits of blockchain and its distinction with virtual currencies. To that effect, the committee decided it would be a driving force in the soon-to-be-announced GSA Technology Forum slated for this November, where GSA members will be exposed to an innovative and high-tech daylong summit.