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  1. Annual MeetingApril 29, 2004 Hosted by Harrah’s Entertainment at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV

  2. Annual Meeting Agenda • Welcome (4:00 - 4:05pm) • Antitrust & Intellectual Property Reminders (4:05 - 4:10pm) • Roll Call, Approval of Minutes (4:10 – 4:15pm) • Treasurer’s Report and Review of 2004 Budget (4:15 – 4:20pm) • Organizational Overview (4:20 – 4:25pm) • 2003 Accomplishments (4:25 – 4:35pm) • Keynote Speaker (4:35 – 5:35pm) • 2004 Objectives (5:35 - 5:40pm) • Compliance Program (5:40 – 5:45pm) • Technical Update / Committee (5:45 – 6:25pm) • Association Member Recognition (6:25 – 6:30pm) • Questions and Answers Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  3. Antitrust Reminder Brian Herrington, Howard & Howard

  4. Antitrust Overview • Don't discuss with other members your own or your competitors' prices, or elements that might affect prices such as costs, discounts, terms of sale, or profit margins. • Don't stay at a meeting where discussions concerning price are taking place. • Don't make public announcements or statements about your own prices or those of competitors at Association functions. • Don't discuss what individual companies plan to do in particular geographic or product markets or with particular customers. • Don't disclose to others any competitively sensitive information. • You Must conduct all GSA business meetings in accordance with Association rules. These rules require that an Association staff member be present, the agenda be followed and minutes be kept. • You Must confer with counsel before bringing up any topic or making any statement with competitive ramifications. • You Must send copies of all Association related documents and/or correspondence to the staff member involved in the activity. • You Must alert the Association staff to any inaccuracies in proposed statements to be made by the Association on behalf of the gaming industry, particularly statements to government officials. Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  5. IP Policy Overview Brian Herrington – Howard and Howard

  6. IP Policy Overview • Purpose: • To encourage full and prompt disclosure of IP related to standard setting activities • To facilitate an atmosphere of cooperation between members • No objection of inclusion of IP in standards provided it is technically justified and appropriate license terms are made available • Member Licensing Plans Disclosed: • 4(a) No patent to disclose • 4(b) License of the necessary patent will be made available without charge • 4(c) License of the necessary patent will be made available under RAND terms • 4(d) No license of the necessary patent will be made available • Failure to respond or identify necessary patents to the Request for Patent Notice will result in license terms as specified in • 4(c) when the request was a result of the formation of a new committee • 4(b) when the request was ad hoc or called during ballot, straw ballot or member vote Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  7. IP Policy Overview • Disclosures • Issued necessary patents: Disclosure will contain name, number, filing date and filed countries • Pending necessary patents: If licensed under 4(c) or 4(d) then the disclosure will need to contain title and portion of proposed standard impacted – Member identity will NOT be disclosed • Web Interface • GSA lists all disclosures on web site for membership review Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  8. Roll Call and Approval of2003 Annual Meeting Minutes Michelle Olesiejuk - Executive Director GSA

  9. Treasurer’s Report and 2004 Budget Thomas Nugent - Treasurer GSA

  10. 2003 Financial Audit & Review 2003 2002 • Revenues $ 806,624 $ 487,924 • Expenses $ 739,475 $ 478,313 • Retained Earnings $ 253,382 $ 124,069 Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  11. 2004 Budget OPERATIONAL TECHNICAL • Expected Revenues $ 842,640 $ 552,500 • Expenditure $ 876,899 $ 550,200 • Operations $ 696,734 • Marketing & PR $ 122,095 • Tradeshows / Meetings $ 58,070 • Technical $ 550,200 • Net income ($ 34,259) $ 2,300 • Retained Earnings YE04 $ 76,123 $ 145,300 Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  12. Organizational Overview Gregg Solomon – Chairman GSA

  13. Overview - 2004 Board Of Directors Chair Gregg Solomon Mandalay Resort Group Vice Chair Mark Lipparelli Bally Gaming and Systems Secretary John Boushy Harrah’s Entertainment Treasurer Thomas Nugent JCM American Corporation Kent Young Aristocrat Technologies Joe Bailo Atronic Americas Val Levitan CashCode Company Frank Ciuffetelli Isle of Capri Steve Sutherland Konami Gaming Jon Berkley TransAct Technologies Fred Lychock R. Franco USA Lyle Bell Seminole Tribe of Florida Rob Siemasko WMS Gaming Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  14. Overview - Organization Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  15. Overview - Platinum Members Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  16. Overview - Other Members Gold: 3M Touch Systems, Atronic Americas, LLC, CashCode Company, Inc., Foxwoods Resort Casino, GameTech International, GTECH Corporation, Intralot S.A., JCM American Corporation, Mars Electronics International, Money Controls, R. Franco USA, Scientific Games, Transact Technologies Silver: Alliance Gaming Services, AstroSys International LTD, Atronic Systems, Cadillac Jack, Caesar's Entertainment, Casino Technology AD, Coin Mechanisms, Inc., ELO Touchsystems, Flint & K, Inc., Giesecke & Devrient America, Inc., Global Payment Technologies, Inc., Glory USA, Inc., Gold Club, Himecs Co., Ltd., Hyatt Gaming, International Currency Technology, Kare Technology, Loto-Quebec, MBDA, Mikohn Gaming Corporation, NRT Technologies, Revive Partners, LLC, SGC-Link Corporation, Spielo, Unidesa Gaming, Universal Distributing of Nevada Affiliates: Australian Gaming Machine Manufacturers Association (AGMMA), Casino Management Association (CMA), European Gaming Organisation (EGO), Friedberg & Associates, Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Advisory: BMM North America Inc,, Gaming Consultants International, GGS-US LTD, GLI, Molex Incorporated, Nick Farley & Associates, Renaissance Casino Solutions Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  17. Overview – Membership Composition Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  18. Overview - Membership Growth Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  19. Overview - Membership Categories • Platinum - $33,000 • Board of Directors Seat • Voting Rights • Committee Participation Rights • Eligible for any Committee Chair Seat • GSA Homepage web-site recognition • Logo present in all Marketing Materials • Press release recognition in all GSA correspondence • Signage at all GSA related functions • Access to member-only section of the GSA website • Free annual license to implement all GSA standards • Gold - $16,500 • Eligible for open Board of Directors Seats • Voting Rights • Committee Participation Rights • Eligible for Open Committee Chair Seat • Web-site recognition • Access to member-only section of the GSA website • Free annual license to implement all GSA standards • Silver - $10,000 • Web-site recognition • Committee Participation Rights • Access to member-only section of the GSA website • Free annual license to implement all GSA standards Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  20. Overview - Membership Categories • Affiliate • At the invitation of the Board, may attend committee meetings, have access to member only area of GSA Website and review and comment on pending standards. • Web-site recognition • Advisory • At the invitation of the Board, may attend committee meetings, have access to member only area of GSA Website and review and comment on pending standards. • Web-site recognition • Supporting Platinum • Are granted a free annual license to implement all GSA standards • Web-site recognition • Supporting Gold • Are granted a free annual license to implement GSA standards (S2S and GDS only) • Web-site recognition • Supporting Silver • Are granted a free annual license to implement a GSA standard (GDS or S2S only) • Web-site recognition Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  21. Overview – Licensing NON-VOTING VOTING GOLD $16,500 SILVER $10,000 PLATINUM $33,000 ABIDE BY ALL POLICIES Set / Define Standards FREE LICENSE TO ALL STANDARDS SUPPORTING PLATINUM $66,000 GOLD $50,000 SILVER $33,000 Only Access To Released Standards ALL POLICIES EXCEPT IP FREE LICENSE TO ALL S2S and GDS S2S or GDS Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  22. 2003 Accomplishments Gregg Solomon - Chairman GSA

  23. Accomplishments 2003 • Technology - Standards • GSA BOB – Best Of Breed Message Protocol initial draft • GSA S2S - System to System Message Protocol initial draft • GSA GDS – Gaming Device Standard Functional Specification initial draft • GSA SAS™ 6.01 Specification adopted • Technology - Toolkits • GSA SAS™ 6.01 Toolkit and Test Scripts developed and demonstrated • Technology - Demonstrations • BOB at G2E: Aristocrat, Atronic, Bally, Konami and WMS Gaming demonstrated support for the BOB protocol by linking their slot machines using the Atronic/Grips converter. The BOB reference implementation showed GSA’s XML schema (limited implementation) in action over TCP/IP. • GDS at G2E: 3M, ELO, JCM, Cashcode, Himecs, Coin Mechanisms, Money Controls and Astro Systems showed working prototypes of GDS enabled peripherals Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  24. Accomplishments 2003 • Operations • Attracted the resources needed to support the organization • Michelle Olesiejuk - Full time Executive Director • Mark Pace – RAC Chairman • Jeana Hines – Technical Writer (contracted) • Marty Wegner – BOB Consultant (contracted) • Hall Communication Support Marketing (contracted) • CAT Committee established • ARO System implemented to support document posting and distribution • Web Teleconferencing Tools established • Web Site adapted for GSA’s new products and services • New IP policy adopted on July 11, 2003 • First call for IP disclosure made Oct 20, 2003 • Interoperability Center operating in Las Vegas • Increased fiscal reserve by $253,382 Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  25. Accomplishments 2003 • GSA Compliance Program • On-line Web Program developed • Legal agreements implemented: • Testing Agency agreement • Trade Mark Licensing Agreement • EULA agreement • SS agreement • Logo developed • Logo Usage guidelines developed • Member Growth to 60 (Apr 2004) • Membership grew by 59% • Funding Program Established to Support Technical Development Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  26. Keynote Speaker“Standardization and the Bottom Line: Financial Outlook for an Industry-wide Protocol” Vincentas Vobolevicius – Research Associate at A&G Capital, NY

  27. 2004 Objectives Peter DeRaedt – President GSA

  28. 2004 Objectives - Technology • Technology • Deliver BOB standard • Release BOB Message Protocol v1.0 – Q1/2004 • Release BOB Transport and Security over SOAP/HTTPS v1.0 – Q3/2004 • Deliver S2S standard • Release S2S Message Protocol v1.0 – Q1/2004 • Release S2S Message Protocol v1.1 (Kiosks, POS and Soft Count) – Q3/2004 • Deliver GDS standard • Release GDS v1.0 - Q2/2004 • Release GDS toolkit – Q4/2004 • Develop GDS v1.1 - Q4/2004 • Deliver SAS toolkit • Release SAS toolkit Phase 1 (Host Simulator) - Q1/2004 • Release SAS toolkit Phase 2 (Game Simulator) – Q3/2004 • Implement Change Management program – Q2/2004 Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  29. 2004 Objectives - Organizational • Organization • Establish GSA Compliance Program • Refine process for Members to provide direction on the development of new standards • Attract new sources of funding for GSA • Regulatory Advisory Committee • Establish a mechanism for dialogue between GSA and Regulators; both audit and technical division • Write a white paper on GSA that speaks to regulators • US jurisdictional requirements document • Obtain input into standards GDS, BOB and possibly S2S Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  30. Interoperability Testing and Compliance Peter DeRaedt – GSA President

  31. Interoperability and Compliance Testing • The primary purpose: • Impartial testing facility for integration testing of GSA standards • GSA compliance – independent testing by 3rd party against GSA pre-defined test scripts • Compliance is a performance benchmark NOT a Regulatory Approval • Standards to be tested: • Best of Breed (BOB) • Gaming Device Standards (GDS) • System to System (S2S) • Future GSA technology standards • GSA SAS™ • Three-phase rollout: • Phase I – GSA will work with single interoperability testing agency to get a solid toolkit and test script product • Phase II - GSA will open the field to other testing agencies • Phase III – GSA will periodically evaluate the performance of licensed testing agencies Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  32. Benefits of GSA Compliance Today With GSA Standards Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  33. Benefits of GSA Compliance • For GSA Members and the Gaming Industry • Decreased time to market due to improved regulatory process • Plug and Play • More efficient casino floor installations • Reduced follow up service calls • For Regulators • Standardized protocols reduce the quantity and variety of required testing • Enables better forensic analysis to resolve disputes • Who will make it work? • The operators by requesting GSA compliance when making purchasing decisions Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  34. SAS 6.01 Compliance • Current SAS implementations are all different • Interoperability Requirements Specification (Operators Checklist) Section 1: Minimum Required Accounting and Security Section 2: Advanced Accounting Section 3: Ticketing Section 4: Real Time Events Section 5: Progressives Section 6: System Bonussing Section 7: Cashless Section 8: Tournament Section 9: Authentication Section 10: Miscellaneous and Legacy Support Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  35. Interoperability Requirements Specification (Operators Checklist) Protocol Specification GSA SAS TOOLKIT COMPONENTS EGM Requirements Specification EGM Test Script Document Host Simulator GSA SAS CERTIFICATION PROCESS Independent Test Lab Report GSA Certification Successful Interoperability on Casino Floor Achieving Interoperability Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  36. GSA Compliance Program - Submission Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  37. GSA Compliance Program – Submission Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  38. GSA Compliance Program • Testing Authority • Receives application via email • Email includes link to follow-up section on GSA web site • Awaits arrival of product shipment for testing • Communication between the Testing Authority and the Applicant occurs outside of GSA • Testing Authority logs onto the GSA website and only records which product passed which sections • Automatic email is sent to the applicant notifying them of the results • The Testing Authority will not make GSA aware of any failures • Applicant product will appear on implementers list • Documentation • Logo artwork and logo usage guidelines • Trademark license agreement Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  39. GSA Compliance Program – TA Results Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  40. Technical Committee Updates

  41. Best of Breed Standard Jim Morrow / Tom Ritchie – BOB Co-Chairs

  42. BOB Committee Charter The BOB Committee is charged with identifying and defining a worldwide protocol for secure communication between gaming devices and gaming systems, as well as providing tools and documentation which assist with the implementation of the protocol. Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  43. BOB Committee Objectives • Develop the core BOB standard to encompass function of existing best of breed protocols, and to be free of third party licensing requirements • Focus on using commonly acceptable computer industry standards including, but not limited to TCP/IP, Ethernet and other associated communication technologies • Focus on definition of standardized XML message schemas related to moving data and the sequence of those messages • Provide recommended implementation guidelines as they relate to the physical transport layer and interface connectors Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  44. Example of XML for meters Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  45. Messages SAS vs. XML BOB Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  46. Client request and server response in XML Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  47. Q1 04 Jan 04 BOB Transport & Security over SOAP/HTTPS v1.00 Physical Layer Encryption Addressing Authentication BOB Message Protocol V1.00 XML Schemas Provide SAS 6.01 functionality Provide Player Tracking control messages Address regulatory Concerns Include GAT messages Q4 04 BOB Message Protocol v1.10 XML message extensions VLT messages extensions Peripheral Control Schema Optimization Configuration / Optioning BOB Technology Roadmap BOB V2.00 – Central Determination BOB V2.10 – Firmware Download BOB V2.20 – Game Download Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  48. BOB Committee 2004 Objectives Annual Meeting April 29, 2004

  49. System to System Standard Ethan Tower – S2S Committee

  50. S2S Committee Charter The S2S workgroup is charged with designing standard casino systems interface specifications, and assisting with their implementation, to reduce the engineering efforts required in developing, maintaining and enhancing customer specific casino configurations. Annual Meeting April 29, 2004