Integrating protocols to create a single industry solution, the Gaming Standards Association today announced the new name of the combined Best of Breed (BOB) Version 1.1 and IGT’s SuperSAS(TM) protocols. The new protocol will be known as the Game-to-System, or G2S, protocol.
The name was chosen to give an accurate description of the protocol, bringing clarity to the industry as to what the protocol encompasses.
Engineers have been working steadily over the past few months to combine the best elements of the BOB and SuperSAS protocols to create G2S, and the new combined protocol is expected to be released in April 2006 as a single industry solution.
Operators are embracing the idea of the combined protocol. Lyle Bell, Senior VP of IT with the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Chairman of GSA, said, “The combined protocol really is the best of both worlds, and is better than either protocol alone. It’s flexible, efficient, and brings the casino floor of the future to life today.”
John Boushy, SVP for Harrah’s Entertainment and GSA Secretary, said, “G2S is a tremendous step forward for the industry because G2S moves the industry forward in the same direction, not divided between protocols with separate potentials.
Hopefully this will result in more rapid innovation, lower R&D costs for suppliers, improved regulatory approval times, and more choice for casino operators.”
About the Gaming Standards Association (GSA): The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) is an international trade association representing 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.
Since its incorporation on May 6, 1998, GSA has members representing a wide cross section of the global gaming industry.
Platinum members include Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; Bally Gaming and Systems (AGI); E-Genting Holdings Sdn Bhd; FutureLogic, Inc; Harrah’s Entertainment (HET); International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; Mars Electronics International; Multimedia Games, Inc. (MGAM); Progressive Gaming International Corporation (PGIC); Rocket Gaming Systems; Seminole Tribe of Florida; and WMS Gaming Inc. (WMS).
Other members include: 3M Touch Systems (MMM); AGMMA – Australasian Gaming Machine Manufacturers Association; Alliance Gaming Services; American Gaming Systems; Aruze Gaming America, Inc.; Atronic Americas LLC; Atronic Systems; Belatra Co., Ltd.; BMM North America; Cadillac Jack; CashCode Company Inc.; Casino Technology; Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise; Detroit Entertainment, LLC; Euro Games Technology; Flint & K, Inc.; Foxwoods Resort Casino; Friedberg & Associates; GameLogic, Inc.; Gamey Industries; Gaming Consultants International; Gaming Laboratories International, Inc; Giesecke & Devrient; GGS-US LTD;
Global Payment Technologies Inc. (GPTX); GTECH Corporation (GTK); Himecs Co, Ltd.; Holland Casino; Hotel Technology Next Generation; Hyatt Gaming Services, LLC; Integrity Gaming, Inc.; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); JCM American Corporation; Kare Technology; Melange Computer Services, Inc.; Money Controls; Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL); Nick Farley & Associates; Nova Gaming, LLC; NRT Technology Corporation; Octavian International, Ltd.; Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation; Penn National Gaming, Inc.; Quest Entertainment, Inc: Radical Blue Gaming, Inc.;
Renaissance Casino Solutions, Inc.; Revive Partners, LLC; R. Franco USA; Sankyo Seiki Mfg. Co., Ltd.; Scientific Games (SGMS); Shuffle Master, Inc.(SHFL); Summit Amusement & Distributing, Ltd.; Transact Technologies (TACT); Unidesa Gaming & Systems; UNLV International Gaming Institute; Video Gaming Technologies, Inc; and Viejas Casino. For more information, visit http://www.gamingstandards.com.