Multimedia Games completes first installation of its Class III Casino Commander
August 26, 2009
Multimedia Games has completed the first installation of its Class III Casino Commander Tournament System at the Chickasaw Nation’s WinStar World Casino in Oklahoma.
The company also announced that it secured an agreement to install the Casino Commander system at the Chumash Casino Resort in California next month, subject to licensing requirements and regulatory approvals.
Chumash Casino Resort selected Multimedia’s slot tournament system following a review of competitive products from two other leading gaming equipment suppliers. “Following a thorough review of multiple slot tournament systems, it was apparent that Multimedia’s Casino Commander system offered the best solution to help us optimize the effectiveness of this important component of our promotional programs while providing a great entertainment experience for our players,” said Warren Padleford, executive director of slots, for Chumash Casino Resort. “Casino Commander is an intuitive system that provides us with the ability to seamlessly convert games from ‘in revenue’ to tournament mode and then back again without disrupting our slot floor operations. We look forward to implementing Casino Commander on our slot floor next month.”
Casino Commander is Multimedia’s slot tournament system, which enables casino operators to quickly and seamlessly create entertaining tournament environments featuring eye-catching real-time leader boards and countdown displays on slot machines and on overhead displays. An important benefit of Casino Commander is the ease with which casino operators can shift units from “in-revenue” to tournament mode and then back again with minimal/no interruption of the slot floor. Casino Commander features the Control Center technology, a multifunction kiosk located at the tournament bank, which provides advanced tools for casino operators to more efficiently manage active slot tournaments as well as advertise upcoming tournaments when units are placed in “in revenue” mode.
The installation of Casino Commander in two tribal gaming markets marks Multimedia’s further success in expanding its footprint of proprietary Class III gaming products.
“The launch of Casino Commander for Class III games at WinStar and the planned installations next month at the Chumash Casino Resort mark additional, significant milestones against our near- and long-term strategies to expand our North American footprint of proprietary Class III gaming products,” said Anthony Sanfilippo, president and chief executive officer of Multimedia. “Slot tournaments are an important component of a casino’s promotional activity and Casino Commander is an advanced tool that helps casino operators optimize their marketing activities and overall slot floor performance while providing their slot players with an entertaining and exciting competitive experience.”
He noted the company is pleased to begin installations of its first Class III versions of Casino Commander “with customers that understand both the value of this unique tournament system and the importance of adopting innovative gaming products to drive revenue improvement and overall player experience.”
“With all of the features and functionality Casino Commander places in the hands of casino operators, including the Control Center’s advanced capabilities, we anticipate continued success in securing placements in Oklahoma as well as in California and additional Class III markets as the Company secures licenses in new gaming jurisdictions,” he said.
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