GSA Names Technical Director - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – In a move designed to speed progressand quickly provide its standards to the industry, the Gaming StandardsAssociation announced today it has named Marc McDermott as its TechnicalDirector. McDermott was selected from a field of more than 200 candidates fromacross the U.S.

McDermott brings a wealth of experience to GSA, having most recentlyserved as Chief of the Electronic Services Division for the State of NevadaGaming Control Board.

GSA President Peter DeRaedt said, "I am looking forward to working withMarc. His depth of understanding of game and systems technology, combined withhis long term regulatory experience, is a true asset to the association. Wewelcome Mark's shared passion in making standards a reality. This newrelationship will be to the benefit of the entire gaming industry."

As Technical Director, McDermott will facilitate the identification,definition, development, promotion and implementation of open standardsenabling innovation, education, and communication for the benefit of thegaming industry. He will also oversee all technical standards committees;direct the development of software development suites and tool kits as well asGSA's certification program.

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