GSA forms European standards organisation

23 January 2017

The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has established a new Europe-facing division that will focus on suppliers, manufacturers, online, land-based operators and regulators across the continent.

Based in Malta, GSA Europe will provide members with various benefits, such as European legal jurisdiction, membership levels and dues identical to those of the GSA in the US, participation on the GSA board for eligible membership levels, participation in all committees for eligible membership levels, as well as an input into the GSA’s global strategy and direction.

GSA Europe will operate alongside GSA Asia and GSA US, with the overall GSA to continue to run under the leadership of a single president and board of directors.

Mark Pace, who will oversee the GSA Europe operation as managing director, said: “GSA has an extraordinary track record, and their work has influenced development, operations, and regulations in every corner of the gaming industry.

“Now, with the establishment of GSA Europe, we will be able to shine an even brighter spotlight on the developmental, operational, and regulatory needs of this richly diverse part of the industry.”

Peter DeRaedt, president of the GSA, added: “GSA Europe underscores our recognition and commitment to growing European membership.

“The intent is to continue fostering an environment of collaboration between the European suppliers, operators and regulators while our mission remains to identify common issues and jointly develop solutions to the betterment of gaming globally.”

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