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Gaming Standards Association drives innovation at G2E 2010

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LAS VEGAS – The Gaming Standards Association is driving innovation with its award-winning standards. Now at Global Gaming Expo 2010, GSA is doing more than ever to help the global gaming industry merge great standards into profits. G2E takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and GSA will be in booth No. 2192.

“Everywhere you look at G2E, you will see the future on display in the devices and systems operating on GSA protocols,” said GSA President Peter DeRaedt. “This makes G2E the perfect time and place to visit the GSA booth to learn about the many benefits of joining GSA and implementing the GSA standards. We look forward to talking with operators about the importance of preparing their casino floors for new and emerging technologies, and to be discussing with suppliers the benefits of developing products based on GSA standards. We encourage anyone to stop by our booth.”

In addition to its tradeshow floor presence, on Nov. 16, GSA will present two panel sessions:

  • “The New Reality of Networked Gaming Applications” will discuss what suppliers should do now to prepare their devices and systems for new networked gaming applications. The panel consists of moderator Gregg Solomon, CEO, MotorCity Casino; and speakers Adrian Marcu, VP Global Technical Architecture, IGT; David Nehra, VP & CIO, MotorCity Casino Hotel; Rob Siemasko, VP, Product Management, WMS Gaming, Inc.; and Ramesh Srinivasan, EVP Bally Technologies, Inc. This session takes place from 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. in Room N-110.

  • “Tooling Around: How GSA Protocols Can Help” will present development tools and technologies that will aid in adoption of GSA standards. Moderator is Ethan Tower, protocol director, GSA, and speakers Dave Daniels Sr., director of engineering, GLI; Adrian Marcu, VP Global Technical Architecture, IGT; Russ Ristine, VP, Radical Blue Gaming, Inc.; and Ales Smrdel, solution architect, ComTrade d.o.o., Ljubljana will round up the panel. This session takes place from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. in Room N-108.
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On Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center; Room N110, GSA will hold its Annual Meeting. Keynote speaker Scott Voeller, vice president of brand strategy and advertising for MGM Resorts International, has led MGM’s efforts to capitalize on new technologies and will speak about how new technologies are instrumental in moving the gaming industry forward. The agenda for the Annual Meeting also includes an overview of GSA’s accomplishments in 2010 and plans for 2011. Admission to the Annual Meeting is open to the public and registration is required.

About 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 AMX; 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); Techlink Entertainment International Ltd. and WMS Gaming Inc. (WMS).

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