ATRONIC’S STARGATE SG-1 COMES TO SOUTH AFRICA
February 19, 2010
Following in the footsteps of casinos throughout Europe and Latin America, South African players can now enjoy a new dimension of linked gaming with Atronic’s multibonus progressive link Stargate SG-1.
Based on the popular movie and TV show, the game is the video slot version with five distinct bonuses that summon recognizable features from the Stargate SG-1 series, features such as the Stargate Chevrons and Dial-Home Device.
The player must bet max lines and side bet to trigger a bonus. Once triggered, one of the five bonuses is randomly selected. The excitement builds as the Stargate appears, seemingly ready to pick up players for a trip to explore the galaxy. The chevrons start illuminating and continue to glow as the player selects a bonus.
In December, banks of Stargate SG-1 rolled out into a number of South African casinos, where they proved an immediate success. The first bank was installed on The Wild Coast Sun’s new refurbished gaming floor on Atronic’s e² SLANT cabinet.
Shortly thereafter, Carnival City installed a bank of Stargate SG-1 boasting a magnificent sign complete with a 54-inch HD LCD screen.
“The bank looks amazing, and customers love it,” said Piet Swanepoel from Carnival City.
The next property to introduce Stargate SG-1 was the Golden Horse Casino in Pietermaritzburg. Officials there said the bank has been extremely busy since opening. “Our players love the interactive bonuses that come up frequently and are always different, creating a sense of expectation,” said Phil Hockaday, Golden Horse slot manager.
The technical team from Atomic Gaming, Atronic’s distributor for Africa, performed a monumental feat when its members installed Stargate SG-1 into Emperor’s Palace, Sibaya and Boardwalk Casino all on the same day.
Gerhard Reiter, Atronic International’s product manager responsible for Africa, said the company has been monitoring the performance since the machines went onto the floors in South Africa, “and in some cases the performance is double the area average, which is also what we are seeing in Europe.”
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