2012 (Budget) - Gaming Standards Association

Report
ANNUAL MEETING 2012
Adrian Marcu - Chairman
OPENING STATEMENT
AGENDA
 FINANCIAL REPORT
 ACHIEVEMENTS
 OPERATOR UPDATE
 STANDARDS UPDATE
 KEYNOTE
PLATINUM MEMBERS
MISSION STATEMENT
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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2012
Adrian Marcu
Walt Eisele
Rick Gilhuly
Mark Pace
IGT
Bally Technology
Manitoba Lotteries
WMS Gaming
Chairman
Vice – Chair
Secretary
Treasurer
Jeanne-Marie Wilkins Isle of Capri Casinos
Jeff Wyton
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
Jim Morrow
Spielo International
Keith Wood
Aristocrat Technologies
Klaus Peltsch
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Melissa Price
Caesar’s Entertainment
Steve Sutherland
Konami Gaming
Syed Hussain
Oregon State Lottery
Mark Pace - Treasurer
FINANCIAL REPORT
FINANCIALS
2012 Budget vs. 2011 Audited
2012 (Budget)
2011 (Audited)
Variance
Revenues
$ 1,686,200
$ 1,492,157
13%
Expenses
($ 1,606,644)
($ 1,692,880)
(5%)
Net
$
77,556
($
200,723)
359%
Equity/Cash
$
157,434
$
77,878
200%
FINANCIALS
2012 Projected (Jan-Aug) vs. Budget
2012 (Projected)
2012 (Budget)
Variance
Revenues
$ 1,738,028
$ 1,686,200
3%
Expenses
($ 1,656,458)
($ 1,606,644)
3%
Net
$
81,570
$
79,556
3%
Equity/Cash
$
159,448
$
157,434
2%
Peter DeRaedt - President
2012 ACHIEVEMENTS
ORGANIZATION
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Stabilize Our Standards
Commissioned A Study On GSA’s Role In Online Gaming
Held a Seminar on Industry Collaboration
Retained Highly Respected Consulting Company To Facilitate
The Strategic Planning Process
 Increased Global Standards Adoption
 Canada (17,870 VLT’s in 2 provinces alone), Austria, Hungary –
G2S/GDS
 Organizational
 Overhaul all our policies
 Redesign of web site
 New alliance with iGaming publications
 GSA Asia Finalizing MPI Gaming Knowledge Transfer
 MPI Offers BSc degree with specialization in Gaming Technology
 Degree accredited by Institute of Engineering & Technology, London
COMPLIANCE VERIFICATION
 Board Focus On GSA Certification
 Recognized the Creation of a Compliance Verification Tool
(CVT)
 After an in-depth evaluation the Board identified Radical Blue Gaming,
Reno, NV as the developer for the CVT tool
 Development plan was approved
 CIC Committee Created Functional Specification
 CVT Tool Terms And Conditions
 Tool To Be Purchased Directly From RadBlue
 Site License Costs:
 Supporting Customers - $60K
 Customers (P/G/S) - $75K and $90K (B/Non-Members)
 Annual Maintenance Fee: $15K/Year
 Deliverables
 Core Classes Available: 9 Months
 Balance Of All Classes in G2S 1.1 and 2.1: +18 Months
MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
UPGRADES
NEW MEMBERS
To Platinum
Alberta Gaming and Liquor
Commission
Ontario Lottery
Arrow Gaming
Casino Austria
Casino Technology
Gauselmann
Fortunet
Four Winds Interactive
Interseven Gaming
JCM Global
Mohegan Sun
Nanoptix
Station Casinos
Random Consulting
Tipping Point Gaming
To Gold
Atlantic Lottery
Oregon Lottery
Multimedia
WCLC
INDUSTRY AWARENESS
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Malta
Greece
South Africa
Canada
Peru
Philippines
Kerry Wolfe – Chairman of Operators Advisory Committee
OPERATORS ADVISORY
COMMITTEE
OAC ACHIEVEMENTS
 Enhanced Interactions between the OAC and the GSA
Technical Committees
 Technical Committee Chairs attending OAC face-to-face meetings
 Providing updates to OAC for each Technical Committee
 Direct feedback from OAC to Technical Committees
 Benefit: direct communication between the users and the
developers
 The highlights of recent meetings have been a series of
presentations on actual deployments of GSA protocols
 AGLC’s G2S Implementation, Brian Macsymic, AGLC
 Connecting eGaming with Land-Based Lines of Business, Cameron
Adams, BCLC
 Lessons Learned from an Independent Testing Lab, Zack Hollis, GLI
 Public Key Infrastructure Lessons Learned – An Operator’s Perspective,
Brian Macsymic, AGLC
 Player User Interface – An Operator’s Perspective, Brian Macsymic,
AGLC
OAC FUTURE PLANS
 Increased Operator involvement
 Broaden participation in the OAC to include more GSA members!
 Operator survey
 Continued feedback/lessons learned from organizations
implementing the protocols
 Update Player User Interface (PUI) business requirements
 Review current PUI implementations
 Conduct workshops to update PUI business requirements
 Determine methods to assist Operators with implementing the
standards
 Provide useful information to operators on implementing GSA standards
 E.g.. PKI infrastructures, etc.
 Integration of Internet Gaming with Traditional Operations
 Monitor of the state of Internet/Mobile gaming and assess its impact on
GSA standards; make recommendations to the GSA Board.
Ethan Tower – Director Standards Development
STANDARDS UPDATE
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
ACHIEVEMENTS
 November 2011 – Serial GAT 4.0 released (0 TBs).
 Authentication of peripheral devices such as note acceptors and
printers.
 March 2012 – S2S 1.6 released (0 TBs).
 Additional download and GAT support plus alignment of player tracking
with G2S.
 April 2012 – GDS 1.2 released (6 TBs).
 Clarifications and corrections to GDS 1.1 plus full multi-lingual support
and 2-D barcodes.
 April 2012 – G2S 2.1 released (19 TBs).
 Clarifications and corrections to G2S 1.1 plus various manufacturer
extensions and OAC-requested extensions.
 September 2012 – Transport 1.2 released (1 TB).
 Clarifications and corrections to Transport 1.1.
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE STATUS
 Serial GAT – Maintenance mode.
 S2S – Further alignment with G2S; standardize download
manifests; expand internet gaming support.
 GDS – Upgrade developer’s toolkit.
 G2S – Additional manufacturer extensions (16); address
certification issues.
 Transport – Alignment with newer versions of underlying
standards (IPv6, TLS 1.2, etc.); address certification issues;
evaluate survey results.
 CIC – G2S compliance verification tool (CVT); interoperability
testing program.
Victor Duarte – President and COO of SPIELO INTERNATIONAL
KEYNOTE
RECOGNITION
COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Committe
e
Chair
Vice Chair
OAC
Kerry Wolfe (Manitoba)
Brian MacSymic (AGLC)
CIC
Paul Digrazia (WMS)
Dennis Kleppen (IGT)
S2S
Kevin Higgins (IGT)
Chris Jarrell (VGT)
G2S
Dan Milligan (VGT)
Ram Reddy (Bally)
GDS
Abdul Ali (Aristocrat)
Ben Lechlitner (VGT)
XPT
Dale Buchholz (WMS)
Erik Peterson (IGT)
THANK YOU

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