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Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Releases New System To System (S2S) Standard

S2S V1.6 Supports Remote Download and Configuration of Electronic Gaming Machines (April 18, 2012)

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 04/18/12 -- The Gaming Standards Association, the world's leading standards-setting organization for the gaming industry, has released the latest update to its landmark System To System (S2S) standard.

The new S2S v1.6 Message Protocol is a giant leap forward and is designed so that software can be downloaded to site controllers and then installed on electronic gaming machines, or EGMs, using GSA's award-winning Game To System (G2S) protocol.

S2S v1.6 also includes updates to the player tracking functionality providing better alignment with G2S. This also marks another significant step in GSA's efforts to provide support for Internet gaming. Operators and suppliers will benefit from the new standard as they seek to integrate player activity from multiple gaming channels into a single view of the player.

GSA Protocol Director Ethan Tower said, "S2S continues to evolve. New functionality is being added and existing functionality is being updated to meet the needs of the industry to accommodate and anticipate player demand."


The new S2S v1.6 is available now to GSA members. GSA members can download the new standard from GSA's website, 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 (an affiliate of GTECH LTO.MI); 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); Casino Technology; Codere, S.A. (CDR.MC); ComTrade; Crane Payment Solutions; European Casino Association; Fortunet, Inc. (FTNT); 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; LotoQuebec; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Manitoba Lotteries Corporation; MEI; Mohegan Sun; MotorCity Casino Hotel; Multimedia Games (MGAM); Multi-State Lottery Association; 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
+1 (775) 846-4422
Email Contact

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


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