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GSA to Organize European Workshop Facilitating Collaboration Between Gaming Industry and Policy Domain: Building Bridges

(August 06, 2014)

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM -- (Marketwired) -- 08/06/14 -- The Gaming Standards Association (GSA), the leading standards-setting body for the gaming industry, will hold a two-day workshop in London on 16 & 17 September to facilitate collaboration between the gaming industry and policy domain leaders.

The workshop, titled "Building Bridges," will be held at the Hilton London Paddington Hotel. Participants will hear updates about GSA's Online Gaming Committee (OGC) work and draft standard, listen to regulators and discuss together the role GSA standards can play in the online gaming space. An abbreviated example of the online gaming standard will be distributed exclusively to attendees.

"This workshop is a critically important event as we discuss and debate the current situation and the future of iGaming in Europe from a technical standards perspective. The European market is considered the largest market for iGaming worldwide. Even discounting the effect of the gradual market opening in the US, Europe's leadership remains uncertain due to the national segmentation of the EU market and multi-layer compliance burdens this brings on the gaming industry. GSA is in a unique position to create and stage events such as this, and we invite stakeholders in the industry to attend and participate in the debate that will shape the new online gaming standards," said GSA President Peter DeRaedt.

The workshop is open to GSA members and non-members alike from Europe and the rest of the world. Participants will hear gaming industry regulators speak about the current issues they face. Regulators are also invited to attend and can expect a highly informative session, where they will hear about possible technical solutions to their challenges and having an enhanced capability to achieve their policy objectives.


Apart from a number of key speakers, the OGC will play a key role at the workshop. On day one, the OGC will seek input and advice from regulators on data set requirements for the central monitoring standard that the committee will be creating. On day two, workshop attendees will be invited to observe an OGC meeting in action, as the committee debates and decides on GSA's new online gaming standard.

Members, non-members and the regulatory community can review pricing options and register for this unique event here: http://www.gamingstandards.com/?page=europe_event_gsa_workshop2014.

GSA has arranged for special room rate pricing at the Hilton London Paddington Hotel. Attendees can register for a room at GSA's group page on the Hilton's website: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/L/LONPDHI-GGSAB-20140916/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Additional questions should be directed to GSA Executive Director Michelle Olesiejuk at michelleo@gamingstandards.com or GSA Europe Special Representative Phyllis Farrugia at pfarrugia@gamingstandards.com.

About the Gaming Standards Association (GSA): 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 standards to enable interoperability, 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.

Global Gaming Business Magazine named GSA's Game to System (G2S) Protocol the "Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology." Casino Journal named it one of the "Top 3 Most Innovative Products" and Casino Enterprise Management put it on the list of "Top 10 Slot Floor Technologies."

Platinum members include: Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission; Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; Bally Technologies, Inc. (BYI); GTECH; International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation; Playtech (PTEC.L); Sega Sammy Creation, Inc.; and WMS, a Scientific Games Company.

Other members include: 3M; Ainsworth Game Technology Inc.; American Gaming Systems; Amtek Corporation Pty, Ltd.; APOLLO GAMES; Appolonia; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH; BMM Testlabs; British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC); Casinos Austria; ComTrade Gaming; Crane Payment Innovations; eBet Gaming Systems Pty, Ltd.; European Casino Association; FortuNet, Inc. (FTNT); Four Winds Interactive; FutureLogic, Inc.; Gamblit Gaming, LLC; Gaming Laboratories International, LLC. (GLI); Gaming Technologies Association; Gauselman GmbH; Grand Vision Gaming; Inspired Gaming Group Ltd.; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Interblock-USA; Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (ISLE); JCM Global; Jumbo Technology Co. Ltd; Loto-Québec; LT Game; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Maxgaming; Multimedia Games (MGAM); Multi-State Lottery Association; Nanoptix, Inc.; Nidec Sankyo Corporation; NRT Technology Corporation; Oregon Lottery; Ortiz Machine Company, LLC; Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN); Random Consulting; RAY; Reel Time Gaming; Seminole Tribe of Florida; Techlink Entertainment International Ltd.; Transact Technologies Incorporated (TACT); U1 Gaming; UNLV International Gaming Institute; Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.; Western Canada Lottery Corporation.

For more information, visit www.gamingstandards.com and join GSA on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

CONTACT:
Peter DeRaedt
Gaming Standards Association
President
Tel: +1 (775) 846-4422
E-mail: Email Contact

Paul Speirs-Hernandez
Steinbeck Communications
President
+1 (702) 413-4278
Email Contact


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