GSA Technology Summit was an industry success

19 November 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Gaming Standards Association (GSA) welcomed the industry to its first ever conference event: GSA Technology Summit – Focus on Blockchain at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada.

GSA was gratified by the overwhelmingly positive response to the event as reflected in an onsite survey. The single most significant response from attendees was that the speakers at the event were of the highest quality and knowledge, making the event a must-attend. The Switch tour was completely booked and enjoyed by all. Attendees are looking forward to the next event.

Blockchain technology — the second phase of the internet — will have a dramatic impact on our lives and businesses. It is poised to revolutionize data sharing and security and has the ability to provide regulatory authorities with previously unobtainable levels of transparency. Those looking at how this technology will impact the gaming industry were able to listen to companies that are using the technology today and regulators as they debate the benefits blockchain provides them.

GSA Chairman, Roman Czubak, Novomatic AG said, “The quality of speakers is what made this event a success. I congratulate the GSA staff on the excellent work done mainly that it was the first event of this kind for GSA. The GSA Board of Directors will seek to expand on establishing more knowledge based educational events in 2019.”

“Blockchain provides reliable and trusted data, a single version of the truth, and allows designated individuals permissioned access to data in order to make rational well-informed business decisions,” said Richard Gordon, IBM Blockchain Business Development Leader. “The technology opens up new possibilities to address the challenges facing the Gaming industry across all aspects of the business, all in a distributed, fast, transparent and highly secure way.”

In order of appearance, the event featured keynote Senator Ben Kieckhefer of Nevada and keynote speakers from Berkeley Center for Law & Business, Oracle, IBM, AxesNetwork, BlockRE, MELCO, McDonald Carano and Alphaslot. Our excellent panelists were from Intel, Global Market Advisors, Loyra Abogados, New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement and Secure Communication.

GSA President Peter DeRaedt said, “GSA provided a platform and our speakers brought it to life. GSA will continue to review the feedback from this event, as the organization determines its focus and venue for 2019. Members will again have the option for free attendance to this valuable event. Companies interested in sponsorship for 2019 should contact GSA.”

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