The Gaming Standards Association and the iGaming Academy have launched a new e-learning course focusing on the Game Authentication Terminal.
Following their partnership to develop and host a series of e-learning modules related to GSA standards, the Gaming Standards Association and iGaming Academy have launched the first in its library of e-learning courses, “GSA Executive Overview: Game Authentication.”
The course can be purchased from the iGaming Academy e-shop and serves as an insight into the fundamentals of GAT for anyone with an interest in learning how to deliver the highest quality software in order to ensure player protection and game integrity.
The iGaming Academy claims that on completing this course, learners will:
- Understand some of the history behind game authentication
- Understand how game authentication is performed
- Be familiar with the command set used by the serial GAT protocol
- Understand how the same game authentication services can be accessed through other protocols
- Be familiar with the command set used by the Network GAT Interface
“GSA is pleased to launch this first course in our e-learning initiative. As I said at the time we announced our partnership with iGaming Academy, GSA’s membership operates across multiple time zones. We are now able to offer premium learning that is available on-demand, allowing our members to learn on their schedule,” GSA President Peter DeRaedt said.
The GAT protocol was developed over two decades ago with the aim of providing a mechanism that allows regulators and operators to verify that only approved software is running in gaming machines. The protocol is frequently updated and expanded as changes occur in the industry, and has just recently been revamped to include gaming systems as well as peripheral devices.
GSA’s and iGaming Academy’s online educational series provides an easily accessible platform for users to learn more about GSA’s standards, the impact they have had on the global gaming industry, and the potential they can bring to operators, suppliers, and regulators.
The GSA is an international trade association that creates benefits for gaming manufacturers, suppliers, operators and regulators and offers membership levels for all manner of budgets.
GSA Platinum members include: Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries Gmbh; Microgaming Software Systems, LTD., Playtech, (PTEC.L), Scientific Games International (SGMS), & Sega Sammy Creation, Inc.
Other members include: Ainsworth Game Technology Inc.; Amatic Industries GmbH; APEX pro gaming; Appolonia; Ares Way; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; BMM Testlabs; Casinos Austria; CasinoFlex Systems; Casino Technology; ComTrade Gaming; Combination AB; Crane Payment Innovations; DRGT Europe NV; eBet Gaming Systems Pty., Ltd.; European Casino Association; Everi; FortuNet, Inc. (FTNT); Gamblit Gaming, LLC; Gaming Laboratories International, LLC. (GLI); Gaming Consultants International; Gaming Technologies Association; Gauselman GmbH; Ganlot; Grand Vision Gaming; House Advantage; Innovative Technology Limited; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Inspired Gaming Group Ltd.; Interblock USA; Loto-Québec; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association; Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation; Maxgaming; Multi-State Lottery Association; Nidec Sankyo Corporation; Onetill Pty. Ltd.; Oregon Lottery; Paltronics Australasia Pty. Ltd.; Radical Blue Gaming; Random Consulting; RAY; Seminole Tribe of Florida; Seoul National University of Science & Technology; Sightline Payments; Smartgames Software Hardware Systems Holdings Ltd.; techno-consult GmbH; TNDR, Inc.; Transact Technologies Incorporated (TACT); U1 Gaming; Universal de Desarrollos Electronicos, S.A.; UNLV International Gaming Institute; Western Canada Lottery Corporation.