New gaming standards to ‘unleash creativity’

New gaming standards to ‘unleash creativity’

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Totally Gaming
Peter DeRaedt said the document will "lower the barriers" to implementation

New Game to System (G2S) and Player User Interface (PUI) guidelines are among the main developments in updated operation values released by the Gaming Standards Association (GSA).

The international trade group, whose list of more than 50 members includes IGT and Scientific Games, has released 11 standards designed to further enhance the global gaming industry and “unleash the creativity of its developers”.

The GSA said the G2S update is a simplified version of existing guidelines, while PUI was created to answer operator demand for deeper player to system interactions and the development and implementation challenges surrounding the equipment. The GSA also said Network GAT Interface (NGI) and Trusted GAT Results File Format standards would be of benefit to regulators.

"GSA's members have collaborated intensely during the last couple of years and agreed to release the next set of standards which are vastly improved,” president Peter DeRaedt said. “GSA has been seeking ways to lower the barriers to implementation of our standards.

“This new set of standards have now reached a level of maturity in our industry to the benefit of suppliers, operators and regulators.

"The release of these 11 standards marks another landmark achievement following many years of behind the scene collaboration between our global members. We are excited to introduce them to the industry."

The release comes just a month after the GSA appointed a new board, with DeRaedt telling TotallyGaming.com that standards for online gaming products were also in the pipeline.

“As we grow that support, we are also able to capitalise on the extensive knowledge of interactive gaming in Europe, and bring that deep level of understanding to our global membership," DeRaedt said. “This is one of the distinct advantages of GSA – our global presence and the natural interconnectedness of our membership and standards.”

TotallyGaming.com says: “The GSA’s new standards will be valuable for operators as they seek to deal with the burdens of embracing new technologies while also coping with the regulatory process.”

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