Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Announces New Members to Board of Directors

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Gaming Standards Association

    LAS VEGAS, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gaming Standards Association
 (GSA), former the Gaming Manufacturers Association (GAMMA), announced today
 the appointments to the GSA Board of Directors for 2001 and 2002.
     Board Member appointments were renewed for Ali Saffari, Vice President,
 Firmware Engineering for IGT and Pamela Hugill, Director of Gaming Sales for
 CashCode Inc. Hugill also serves GSA as Vice President, Membership. New board
 memberships were awarded to Scott Kreeger, Vice President of Gaming System
 Development for Station Casinos; Fred Lychock, Director of Game Development
 for Shuffle Master Gaming, Inc.; Dean McClain, President, Konami Gaming; and
 Tom Oliveri, Vice President and C.O.O. for Global Payment Technologies.
     "Personally, I feel privileged to be able to work with these dedicated
 people," said GSA Chairman Peter De Raedt. "This industry can only be changed
 if the operators want it to change. They are the key to a more streamlined
 business for all of us." Added De Raedt, "Change will come to this industry;
 that I do not doubt for a second. The question is can we lead the way together
 or will we be dominated? With this GSA board, I am confident we will
 definitely lead the way together."
     "GSA has been working toward some very aggressive goals, and our
 organization has specific objectives and deliverables," said PJ Stegen,
 Executive Director for GSA. "With our new board in place, I'm confident we
 have the required leadership, industry commitment, and necessary players at
 the table to bring GSA protocol standards to the market faster than we had
 ever hoped for in the past."
     In addition to Chairman De Raedt and the new member announcements, GSA
 board members also include Vice Chairman, Gregg Solomon, Senior VP Operations,
 Mandalay Resort Group, Treasurer, Marc Comella, Senior VP and General Manager,
 Alliance Gaming; Rich Schneider, C.O.O. Acres Gaming; Secretary Bruce Rowe,
 Corporate VP, Slots and Research & Development, Harrah's Entertainment.
     GSA is a non-profit international association of leading gaming
 manufacturers, suppliers and operators, whose mission is to define, promote
 and support standards for gaming equipment. Since its incorporation on
 May 6, 1998, GSA has grown to 38 members representing a wide cross section of
 the global gaming industry. Platinum members include Acres Gaming (AGAM);
 AdSpace Networks; American Hotel & Motel Association; Aristocrat, Harrah's
 Entertainment Inc. (HET); International Game Technology (IGT); Mandalay Resort
 Group (MBG); Station Casinos (STN) and WMS Gaming (WMS). Other members
 include:  Anchor Gaming; Atronic Americas; Austrian Gaming Industries
 (Novomatic); Bally Gaming and Systems (ALLY); Boyd Gaming; CashCode; Casino
 Management Association; Cirsa Interactive; Coin Mechanisms; European Gaming
 Organization; Friedberg & Associates; Gaming Systems International; Global
 Payment Technologies (GPTX); JCM American Corporation; Kobetron; Konami
 Gaming; Lodging and Gaming Systems; Mars Electronics International; Mikohn
 Gaming (MIKN); Money Controls; Park Place Entertainment (PPE); Rite-Solutions;
 Shuffle Master Gaming; Sierra Design Group; Sigma Game; Slot-Tickets; Spielo
 Manufacturing; Unidesa and the UNLV Gaming Institute.
     For more information on GSA, please visit our website at
 http://www.gamingstandards.com .
 
 

SOURCE Gaming Standards Association
    LAS VEGAS, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gaming Standards Association
 (GSA), former the Gaming Manufacturers Association (GAMMA), announced today
 the appointments to the GSA Board of Directors for 2001 and 2002.
     Board Member appointments were renewed for Ali Saffari, Vice President,
 Firmware Engineering for IGT and Pamela Hugill, Director of Gaming Sales for
 CashCode Inc. Hugill also serves GSA as Vice President, Membership. New board
 memberships were awarded to Scott Kreeger, Vice President of Gaming System
 Development for Station Casinos; Fred Lychock, Director of Game Development
 for Shuffle Master Gaming, Inc.; Dean McClain, President, Konami Gaming; and
 Tom Oliveri, Vice President and C.O.O. for Global Payment Technologies.
     "Personally, I feel privileged to be able to work with these dedicated
 people," said GSA Chairman Peter De Raedt. "This industry can only be changed
 if the operators want it to change. They are the key to a more streamlined
 business for all of us." Added De Raedt, "Change will come to this industry;
 that I do not doubt for a second. The question is can we lead the way together
 or will we be dominated? With this GSA board, I am confident we will
 definitely lead the way together."
     "GSA has been working toward some very aggressive goals, and our
 organization has specific objectives and deliverables," said PJ Stegen,
 Executive Director for GSA. "With our new board in place, I'm confident we
 have the required leadership, industry commitment, and necessary players at
 the table to bring GSA protocol standards to the market faster than we had
 ever hoped for in the past."
     In addition to Chairman De Raedt and the new member announcements, GSA
 board members also include Vice Chairman, Gregg Solomon, Senior VP Operations,
 Mandalay Resort Group, Treasurer, Marc Comella, Senior VP and General Manager,
 Alliance Gaming; Rich Schneider, C.O.O. Acres Gaming; Secretary Bruce Rowe,
 Corporate VP, Slots and Research & Development, Harrah's Entertainment.
     GSA is a non-profit international association of leading gaming
 manufacturers, suppliers and operators, whose mission is to define, promote
 and support standards for gaming equipment. Since its incorporation on
 May 6, 1998, GSA has grown to 38 members representing a wide cross section of
 the global gaming industry. Platinum members include Acres Gaming (AGAM);
 AdSpace Networks; American Hotel & Motel Association; Aristocrat, Harrah's
 Entertainment Inc. (HET); International Game Technology (IGT); Mandalay Resort
 Group (MBG); Station Casinos (STN) and WMS Gaming (WMS). Other members
 include:  Anchor Gaming; Atronic Americas; Austrian Gaming Industries
 (Novomatic); Bally Gaming and Systems (ALLY); Boyd Gaming; CashCode; Casino
 Management Association; Cirsa Interactive; Coin Mechanisms; European Gaming
 Organization; Friedberg & Associates; Gaming Systems International; Global
 Payment Technologies (GPTX); JCM American Corporation; Kobetron; Konami
 Gaming; Lodging and Gaming Systems; Mars Electronics International; Mikohn
 Gaming (MIKN); Money Controls; Park Place Entertainment (PPE); Rite-Solutions;
 Shuffle Master Gaming; Sierra Design Group; Sigma Game; Slot-Tickets; Spielo
 Manufacturing; Unidesa and the UNLV Gaming Institute.
     For more information on GSA, please visit our website at
 http://www.gamingstandards.com .
 
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