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Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Welcomes Playtech as New Platinum Member

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 01/23/14 -- The Gaming Standards Association welcomes Playtech as a new Platinum member. Playtech is GSA's first Platinum member whose business is primarily based in the online gaming space. The organization joins GSA's other member companies in the task of overseeing standards development for the gaming industry.

Shay Segev Playtech's COO commented, "Playtech brings proven experience to GSA and we are very excited to join GSA as a Platinum member. We strongly believe our extensive industry experience will enable us to contribute tremendously to GSA's gaming standards development for the benefit of the entire industry. The addition to GSA will also allow us to enhance our open platform functionality and ensure unification across providers' offerings that will enable endless possibilities in terms of content integration. Such amalgamation will simplify both operators and regulators' needs industry wide."

GSA President Peter DeRaedt said, "Playtech joining the association will be driving force supporting our strategic plan and ensuring the association's continued relevance within the industry. As a Platinum member, and with their vast experience and knowledge in the interactive gaming market, Playtech will take a leadership role in our Online Gaming Committee (OGC). The OGC is just beginning its efforts to create online gaming standards, and GSA encourages like-minded businesses to join us so that they, too, can provide direct input into the future of online gaming."

GSA continues to believe that collaboration is key to the success of the gaming industry. Earlier this month, GSA welcomed nine new international members and will have a significant presence at the ICE Totally Gaming show in London, stand #N4-100. At the show, GSA will discuss its standards and initiatives, particularly the new activities of our Online Gaming Committee. The OGC is working diligently to bring the same levels of standardization and success to online gaming that GSA committees and standards have brought to land-based gaming over the past 15 years.

GSA offers a range of membership levels to suit any company's budget and business interests. For more information on the many benefits of membership, call (510) 492-4060 or visit gamingstandards.com.

About Playtech
Playtech develops unified software platforms and content for the online and land-based gaming industry, together with providing a range of ancillary services such as marketing, hosting and CRM services.

The Group's capabilities enable the delivery of an integrated software or turnkey solution, with players accessing online, broadcast, mobile and server-based gaming terminals through a single account.

New licensees include existing online operators upgrading or diversifying their offering, land-based casino groups, government sponsored entities such as lotteries, and new entrants making their online gaming debut, particularly in newly-regulated markets.

Founded in 1999, Playtech is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has over 3,000 employees located in twelve countries. Its leading gaming applications include casino, poker, bingo, sports betting, live, mobile and social gaming, casual and fixed odds games.

About the Gaming Standards Association (GSA): The Gaming Standards Association is an international trade association that creates benefits for gaming manufacturers, suppliers, operators and regulators. We facilitate the identification, definition, development, promotion and implementation of standards to enable interoperability, innovation, education and communication for the benefit of the entire industry. Established in 1998, GSA's members represent a wide cross section of the global gaming industry.

Global Gaming Business Magazine named GSA's Game to System (G2S) Protocol the "Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology." Casino Journal magazine named it one of the "Top 3 Most Innovative Products" and Casino Enterprise Management put it on the list of "Top 10 Slot Floor Technologies."

Platinum members include Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission; Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; Bally Technologies, Inc. (BYI); GTECH; International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation; Playtech, (PTEC.L) and WMS Gaming Inc. (WMS).

Other members include: 3M, Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd.; American Gaming Systems; Appolonia; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; Austrian Gaming Industries; BMM Testlabs; British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC); British Group; Casinos Austria; China Lottery Online Co. Ltd.; ComTrade Gaming; DRGT Systems GmbH; European Casino Association; Fortunet, Inc. (FTNT); Four Winds Interactive; FutureLogic; Gamblit Gaming, LLC; Gaming Laboratories International (GLI); Gaming Technology Association; Gauselman GmbH; Grand Vision Gaming; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Inspired Gaming Group; InterSeven Gaming Team; Isle of Capri Casinos (ISLE); JCM Global; Jumbo Technology Co. Ltd; Loto-Québec; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Manitoba Lotteries Corporation; Maxgaming; MEI; Motor City Casino & Hotel; Multimedia Games (MGAM); Multi-State Lottery Association; Nanoptix, Inc.; Nidec Sankyo Corporation; NRT Technology Corporation; Oregon Lottery; Ortiz Machine Company, LLC; Penn National Gaming (PENN); Radical Blue Gaming; Random Consulting; RAY; Seminole Tribe of Florida; SHFL Entertainment (SHFL); Techlink Entertainment International Ltd.; Transact Technologies (TACT); U1 Gaming; UNLV International Gaming Institute; Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.; Western Canada Lottery Corporation.

For more information, visit www.gamingstandards.com and join GSA on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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