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One of the benefits of membership in IGSA is the ability to work on a standard with other members as a technical committee member. Members share their work and opinions with each other in an open and transparent setting.

The IGSA Board of Directors elects the Executive Committee from its ranks. To become a member, you must first be elected to the board.

A Member may call for the creation of a new standard, providing they have written support of two (2) other Members. All requesting Members must commit to providing resources for the development of the standard. Members must provide a development plan comprised of an overview of the proposed standard, a draft charter, a development timeline, and an agenda for the initial committee meeting.

IGSA standards are available only to Members, and licensing fees may apply. To become a member of IGSA, go to IGSA’s Membership Page. Once you become a member, you can download standards from the website, and review drafts of standards in the members only area.

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Members are automatically notified of any updates to the standards. Members can obtain an update to a standard by choosing the standard they are interested in on this page and logging in.

In order to participate in any IGSA committee, companies must become members of GSA, and then individual employees can join any committee. The level of membership determines the level access an individual may have to a committee. For more information, contact IGSA.

Platinum or Gold Members in good standing may nominate themselves annually, after the call for nominations is sent to the members via email notice.

IGSA provides training to anyone with an interest in two ways. Individuals can learn at their own pace thru our online training partner, iGaming Academy. Individuals and teams can also work with IGSA staff to arrange an in person training session. For information on how to obtain training, contact IGSA.

Regulators can access any standard by requesting a copy from IGSA. For more information, contact IGSA.

IGSA has done an in-depth comparison of the services that Operators could provide their customers with the installation of open standard G2S based slot machines vs. proprietary SAS based slot machines. Download the article here.

The BOD approves the creation of technical or non-technical committees as a result of a request from the membership for a new standard or the solution to a problem. The request must include an overview of the proposed standard, a draft charter, a development timeline, an agenda for the initial committee meeting, and written support from a minimum of three (3) Members. All requesting Members must commit to providing resources.

Members of a technical committee are required to ‘opt-in’ as a pre-requisite to participate in the technical committee as specified under IGSA’s Patent Policy. Technical committee membership carries with it specific responsibilities with regards to IGSA’s Patent Policy and licensing. Technical committee Members are encouraged to know and understand their responsibilities under this policy.

Within IGSA standards, there is a set of identifiers that are designed to be globally unique. This set of identifiers is used to uniquely identify EGMs, themes, and pay tables. To request an ID go, here.

The IGSA Board of Directors is the elected governing body of GSA. It is comprised of individuals from the Platinum and Gold members of IGSA. Board members meet every other month, or as needed, to set the strategic direction of IGSA, and to determine all issues regarding the management of the organization. See IGSA's Board Member page

The Executive Committee (EC) is a sub-committee of the BOD comprised of the officers of the IGSA Board of Directors (Chair/Vice-Chair/Secretary/Treasurer). The committee meets monthly to review issues of importance to the IGSA board in detail and make recommendations to the BOD.

There are two types of committees in IGSA, technical and non-technical. A technical committee develops technical standards in accordance with their specific charter. A non-technical committee identifies, studies, evaluates, discusses, and proposes specific business requirements, guidelines or templates to the BOD for consideration of inclusion into existing or new technical standards.

A candidate for the BOD must be a representative of a Platinum or Gold Member in good standing. For more specifics, please check out GSA’s Policy Handbook.

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