Deal on the tables
by Andy Holtmann
Deal on the tables
Paltronics, DEQ reach agreement on table game technology products
Las Vegas-based Paltronics Inc. and Chicago-based DEQ Systems Corp. a worldwide provider of gaming technology products, announced that they have recently entered into a strategic table game technology alliance. Paltronics, a manufacturer of centralized casino gaming system solutions and display technology, will license DEQ’s table game bonusing patent portfolio and incorporate DEQ’s patented and exclusive bonusing features into the Paltronics One Link® table game bonusing systems.
Paltronics said it will make an up-front payment of $500,000 to guarantee the first year’s royalties to DEQ. A royalty schedule for three years has been agreed upon for current Paltronics’ product replacement and new product rollout that includes any or all of DEQ’s patented and exclusive bonusing features.
Paltronics will combine selected DEQ features with its One Link Table systems and its One Link Media systems®, augmenting its table offerings by adding a wide range of additional benefits to its centralized One Link® system.
DEQ’s unique table game bonusing features include multiple credit betting and denomination flexibility, side-bet bonusing games with progressive and random jackpot prizes, mystery bonusing, electronic credit bank, electronic rake and baccarat tracking and scoring as well as multimedia animation and sound effects.
“DEQ’s bonusing and wagering patents are revolu-tionary as evidenced by the blue chip industry operators that have adopted them. These patents create new incremental revenue for the casinos, offer fresh approaches to table games and more exciting ways to play, said Angelo Palmisano, Paltronics’ president and chief executive officer. “With table games on the rise and an increasingly international client base, this is the ideal time for Paltronics to enter into an alliance with a company of DEQ’s caliber. DEQ’s patent portfolio is a perfect complement to our jackpot and media system product line.”
Earle G. Hall, president and chief executive officer of DEQ said the two companies share a similar philosophies and that makes them ideal business partners.
“By leveraging our combined strengths, we will deliver a state-of-the-art bonusing solution with media and management features unlike any the industry has seen to date. We are very proud to welcome this former competitor as our leading business partner in our quest to bring the slot machine bonusing philosophy to the table game segment of the market.”