GSA’s Online Gaming Committee makes ‘substantial progress’

The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) said its Online Gaming Committee (OGC) made “substantial progress” regarding third-party game interfaces during a recent meeting in London.

Hosted by GSA platinum member Playtech, GSA members in attendance were Bally Technologies, ComTrade Gaming, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), GTech, IGT, Intralot, Playtech and Random Consulting. 

While the meeting covered various aspects of the online gaming sector, GSA protocol director Ethan Tower said the most progress was made in the third-party game interface area.

“The third-party game interface allows games from third-party game providers to be integrated with an online gaming platform in a standard manner,” Tower said.

“We expect to release the first draft of this standard by the end of the summer. After that, we will be developing additional standards that address external interfaces, such as geo-location and payment processing, and then central monitoring for regulatory systems.”

Asaf Doron, head of integrations and architecture at Playtech and chair of the GSA’s OGC, added: “We are very pleased with the progress the committee is making. Because of the multiple third-party integrations that are a natural part of online gaming, it is vitally important for the industry to establish standards that will benefit all constituencies.”

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