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Ohio Casino Control Commission Using GSA’s CDI Standard with Tremendous Success

March 20, 2019

LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Using multiple independent test labs for gaming equipment testing can lead to some operational issues related to data collection. The Ohio Casino Control Commission has found an innovative solution to the challenge: The Certification Database Interface (CDI) standard from the Gaming Standards Association.

The Commission has been using GSA’s CDI standard since January 2018 and has had a great deal of success with the standard.

The Commission’s Manager of Compliance and Gaming Christopher Fleenor said, “Ohio utilizes multiple independent laboratories for testing of gaming equipment. Having this type of setup introduces several logistical issues when collecting testing data from the various sources. CDI has been our solution to these logistical issues.”

“We are thrilled with the success the Ohio Casino Control Commission is experiencing with the CDI standard. For more than 20 years, GSA, our members, and our volunteers have been dedicated to streamlining a wide range of processes in the gaming industry with the goal of making doing business easier and more profitable. Ohio’s success with CDI is a perfect example of why we do what we do,” said Peter DeRaedt, GSA President.

GSA’s CDI standard enables gaming commissions like the Ohio Casino Control Commission to receive consistent, defined data from each lab, allowing for the ability to fuse all of the data into a single data repository easily. Additionally, CDI allows for automatic synchronized data with each lab, in real time, as changes occur. Last, with CDI, commissions can easily expand the defined data and functionality of CDI to exchange information with casino operators and manufacturers.

GSA’s CDI standard is based on HTTP/REST and JSON and includes a standard interface for exchanging product approval information amongst regulators, test labs, and suppliers. Information exchanged can include certification requests, product component information, pay table information, software signatures, associated documents, and more. The CDI standard is considered open and available to the public for free.

For more information, visit gamingstandards.com/standards.

There is a level of GSA membership for every type of company in the global gaming industry. Join GSA as a member today and work with like-minded companies who are creating the future of standards.

GSA Platinum members include: Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; Microgaming Software Systems, LTD.; NOVOMATIC AG; Playtech, (PTEC.L) & Scientific Games International (SGMS).

Other members include: Adlink Technology Inc.; Ainsworth Game Technology Inc.; Alphaslot; Amatic Industries GmbH; AmTote International; APEX pro gaming; Appolonia; Ares Way; Aruze Gaming America, Inc.; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; AxesNetwork Solutions Inc.; BMM Testlabs; Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited; Canadian Gaming Association; Casinos Austria; ComTrade Gaming; Combination AB; Crane Payment Innovations (CPI); European Casino Association; Everi; Fortunet; Foxwoods Resort Casino; Gaming Laboratories International, LLC. (GLI); Gaming Consultants International; Gaming Technologies Association; Gauselman GmbH; Genlot Game Technology Co., Ltd.; Grand Vision Gaming; Incredible Technologies; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Inspired Gaming Group Ltd.; Interblock USA; JCM Global; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association; Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation; Maxgaming; Mobile Gaming Monitoring On GmbH; Multi-State Lottery Association; Nidec Sankyo Corporation; Oregon Lottery; Paltronics Australasia Pty. Ltd.; PVS Australia Pty, Ltd.; Quixant; Radical Blue Gaming; Random Consulting; Sega Sammy Creation, Inc.; Seminole Tribe of Florida; Seoul National University of Science & Technology; Smernax Holdings Ltd.; Synergy Blue; U1 Gaming; Universal de Desarrollos Electronicos, S.A.; UNLV International Gaming Institute; VEIKKAUS; Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC).

CONTACT: Peter DeRaedt Gaming Standards Association President Tel: +1 (775) 846-4422 pdr@gamingstandards.com Paul Speirs-Hernandez Steinbeck Communications President +1 (702) 413-4278 paul@steinbeckcommunications.com