The US-based Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has announced that it has established a presence in Japan via a new organization called Gaming Standards Association Japan, with the stated purpose of providing “unbiased gaming industry information and education on the technical aspects of gaming and regulation to the relevant authorities, as well as Japanese business entities that wish to enter the gaming industry.”
The GSA was formed in the late 1990s and has more than fifty member companies in the gaming industry.
GSA President Peter DeRaedt comments, “For more than twenty years GSA have brought together the industry and policy domains and successfully facilitated discussions leading to the creation of a number of key standards that provide an important level of transparency to governments, regulators, operators, and manufacturers… We are looking forward to supporting the Japanese government and its representatives with the unbiased information they are looking for.”
GSA Japan Managing Director Takeshi Kaji adds, “The Japanese government stipulates that casinos are developed using the world’s highest standards of regulation to guarantee the integrity of casino management, along with its supporting systems to avoid any possible adverse side effects. In order to fulfill this important goal, and to develop the casino industry and create better-integrated resorts that conform to international standards, a good partner like GSA is of great value.” (AGB Nippon)