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Universal Agreement

GSA crafting online standard

Universal Agreement

The Gaming Standards Association announced it is making rapid progress through its Online Gaming Committee to establish a universal online gaming standard for the industry. The committee will held meetings in London April 9-10, hosted by GSA Platinum member company Playtech.

“A successful online gaming operation requires multiple integrations with third parties,” said Valery Gelfman, Playtech technical consultant and chairwoman of the Online Gaming Committee, “including external content providers, monitoring authorities and, in many cases, brick-and-mortar operation. Playtech is pleased to work with GSA and help drive the effort towards establishing integration standards based on best practices. Such standards, without a doubt, will benefit all constituencies in the industry and help create value.”

“The new standard will provide support for third-party gaming interfaces, external interfaces, including geolocation and payment processors, and central monitoring for regulators,” said Ethan Tower, GSA’s protocol director.

“GSA is moving forward quickly with the creation of standards to support the online gaming industry,” said GSA President Peter DeRaedt. “This is not the time for suppliers or operators to sit on the sidelines. We encourage all interested parties to jump in with both feet to ensure that their voices and opinions are heard as these important standards are being created and finalized.”