Saturday February 2,2013 : GSA SETS ONLINE GAMING COMMITTEE IN MOTION
 
Invites collaboration and input from industry
 
The Gaming Standards Association , an international trade association representing manufacturers, suppliers, and operators in the gaming industry, has announced the creation of the Online Gaming Committee (OGC).
 
The OGC is intended to provide a neutral forum for technology experts in the industry to be actively involved with creating online gambling standards with the objective of reducing R&D costs, allowing more interoperability, speeding time to market and improving consumer protection.
 
The initial mandate of GSA's Online Gaming Committee, like GSA's land-based standards committees, will be to solicit industry input, identify problem areas and develop a comprehensive framework for technical standards for regulated online gaming.
 
As a starting point, GSA is organizing an open forum to encourage collaboration amongst existing industry associations and partnerships. This informational forum will solicit support from experts across the industry to ensure that GSA successfully builds a firm foundation for the continued growth of regulated online gaming.
 
GSA President, Peter DeRaedt said, "The way to achieve integrity, transparency, and consumer protection and to combat illegal activity in online gaming is through standards, and the way to achieve success in
standards development is through collaboration.
 
“Collaboration must consist of affiliations with existing industry organizations that can then identify partnerships that will move the industry forward. That is the role that GSA has played in the land-based world for more than 15 years, and that is why GSA is uniquely positioned to lead in this area."