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Gaming Standards Association
Address: GSA Main Office
48377 Fremont Blvd., Suite 117 Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: Phone: (510) 492-4060
Fax: Fax: (510) 492-4001
Email: Email:
President Peter DeRaedt
Executive Director Michelle Olesiejuk
Protocol Director Ethan Tower

Background Information

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.

The Gaming Standards Association began to take form during 1996's World Gaming Congress & Expo in Las Vegas. During the conference, Acres Gaming founder John Acres addressed a group of attendees representing some of the industry's largest equipment suppliers about the issues pertaining to communication standards. His thought was to organize the industry's manufacturers to eliminate some of the technological communication problems that were facing his company, as well as those facing many of the industry's other companies. At the end of 1997, 65 people representing 20 companies had come together, which led to the selection of a cabinet in 1997. In May of 1998, the association was officially formed as a nonprofit organization. Since then, it has grown to include more than 53 members and affiliates. In 2001, the association decided to change its formal name in order to reflect the growing number of casino operators that have joined.

Because its membership was comprised of manufacturers and suppliers, the Gaming Standards Association was originally formed as the Gaming Manufacturers Association (GAMMA). In the early part of 1999 however, GAMMA's members realized they needed the support of the industry's operators if they were going to be successful with the association's mission. Membership has also been extended to regulatory advisors and other affiliate organizations that share the technical vision of promoting open standards. Today, GAMMA is known as the Gaming Standards Association (GSA) to reflect the diversity of its membership and clearly state its goal and focus

News 2018
Feb. 13, 2018 Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Elects 2018 Board of Directors
February 12, 2018 Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Creates Gaming Blockchain Committee

News 2017
July 20, 2017 Gaming Standards Association’s (GSA) Regulatory Committee Addresses Regulatory Challenges
May 22, 2017 Gaming Standards Association (GSA) and iGaming Academy Launch Game Authentication Terminal (GAT) Standard Course

News 2015
August 20, 2015 Gaming Standards Association Release Compliance Verification Tools CVT 1.0 and CVT 2.0
March 9, 2015 Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Announces New 2015 Board Of Directors

News 2014
September 22, 2014 GSA Holds Successful European Workshop, Bringing Together Gaming Industry And Regulatory Domain Leaders
July 1, 2014 Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Partners with Clarion Events at GiGse 2014
June 23, 2014 Gaming Standards Association (GSA) To Play Informative Role At iGaming Super Show
June 10, 2014 Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Opens New Office In Brussels
May 19, 2014 Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Brings Standards Mission To G2E Asia
March 31, 2014 Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Moving Forward Quickly With Online Gaming Standard
March 11, 2014 Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Announces Election Of 2014 Board Officers
March 5, 2014 Two More GSA Member Companies Earn Gsa Certification
January 27, 2014 Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Brings Mission for Online Gaming Standards to ICE Totally Gaming
January 23, 2014 Playtech Joins Gaming Standards Association as a Platinum Member
January 23, 2014 Gaming Standards Association Welcomes Playtech as New Platinum Member
January 9, 2014 Gaming Standards Association Welcome Nine New International Members

News 2013
September 10, 2013 Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Celebrates 15 Years of Global Collaboration at G2E 2013
June 26, 2013 Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Welcomes Gaming Industry Leaders To Successful Annual Open Forum
April 16, 2013 Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Invites Industry To First Open Forum
February 19, 2013 Gaming Standards Association Welcomes Six New International Members
January 31, 2013 Gaming Standards Association Creates Online Gaming Committee to Lead Industry Toward Standardization
January 29, 2013 Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Announce Five-Year Strategic Plan
January 23, 2013 Gaming Standards Association Begins Development of Compliance Verification Tool (CVT)

News 2012
October 4, 2012 Gaming Standards Association to Develop Compliance Verification Tool (CVT), Speeding Supplier Time To Market And Increasing Operator Interoperability
September 22, 2012 Four Winds Interactive Joins Gaming Standards Association
July 7, 2012 Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Gathers Internationally Recognized Experts For A Seminar On Collaboration
July 25, 2012 Loto-Quebec Uses Freedom of G2S Standard to Create New, Unique Application
May 14, 2012 Gaming Standards Association Welcomes Eight New Members
April 18, 2012 Gaming Standards Association Releases New System To System (S2S) Standard
March 1, 2012 Gaming Standards Association's New Board of Directors Represents Wide Cross-Section of Gaming Industry
January 19, 2012 Gaming Standards Association Enjoys New Growth and Strong Industry Commitment


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