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Gaming Standards Association to Develop Compliance Verification Tool (CVT), Speeding Supplier Time to Market and Increasing Operator Interoperability

(October 04, 2012)

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 10/04/12 -- The Gaming Standards Association will develop a tool enabling G2S Automatic Compliance Verification. GSA, the world's leading standards-setting organization for the gaming industry, has been speeding supplier time-to-market, increasing operator creativity, and providing regulators with peace of mind.

The following member companies have committed to support the development of this tool: Aristocrat Technologies, Bally Technologies, BMM Test Labs, IGT, Spielo International and WMS Gaming.

The Compliance Verification Tool, or CVT, will be fully developed by Radical Blue Gaming of Reno, Nevada, under GSA's supervision. When complete, the CVT will be used to quickly and easily verify compliance with GSA's landmark and award-winning G2S (Game To System) protocol standard.

The CVT tool will help reduce supplier implementation errors, as well as quality assurance overhead. In addition, Operators will benefit from improved interoperability. This CVT tool will provide repeatable results, generating immediate and significant value for the industry.


GSA President Peter DeRaedt said, "This is another major step forward for the gaming industry. With GSA's Compliance Verification Tool, suppliers will be able to quickly and easily verify G2S compliance at any stage during the development cycle. This will aid adopters by catching errors early, thereby dramatically shortening the development process and giving interoperability assurance to operators and regulators."

The CVT software will support G2S v1.1 and G2S v2.1. The software will test EGM and host implementations as well as the GSA message transport protocols.

For information about GSA, its standards and its many benefits to operators, suppliers and regulators, contact GSA at sec@gamingstandards.com or visit www.gamingstandards.com.

About the Gaming Standards Association (GSA): 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.

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 Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission; Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; Bally Technologies, Inc. (BYI); International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation; SPIELO International, and WMS Gaming Inc. (WMS).

Other members include: AGRIC; Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd.; Arrow Gaming; Aruze Gaming America, Inc.; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; Austrian Gaming Industries; BMM Compliance; British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC); British Group; Caesars Entertainment (CZR); Casinos Austria; Casino Technology; Codere, S.A. (CDR.MC); ComTrade; Crane Payment Solutions; European Casino Association; Fortunet, Inc. (FTNT); Four Winds Interactive; FutureLogic; Gaming Laboratories International (GLI); Gaming Technology Association; Gauselman GmbH; Grand Vision Gaming; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Isle of Capri Casinos (ISLE); JCM Global; Loto-Québec; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Manitoba Lotteries Corporation; MEI; Mohegan Sun; MotorCity Casino Hotel; Multimedia Games (MGAM); Multi-State Lottery Association; Nanoptix, Inc.; NRT Technology Corporation; Oregon Lottery; Penn National Gaming (PENN); Radical Blue Gaming; Random Consulting; Scientific Games(SGMS); Seminole Tribe of Florida; Shuffle Master, Inc. (SHFL); Station Casinos; Techlink Entertainment International Ltd.; Tipping Point Gaming; Transact Technologies (TACT); 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.

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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
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