SHFL Entertainment, the new name for the company formerly known as Shuffle Master, will highlight the theme “A Better Game” during this week’s Global Gaming Expo.
over 50 products on display, our G2E lineup will demonstrate why Shuffle Master
is not only a driving force in gaming technology and innovation, but also how
our diverse product mix sets us apart as a supplier and a partner to our
customers," said Gavin Isaacs, CEO of SHFL Entertainment. "With new
innovation on display in each of our five product categories, this year's show
will underscore Shuffle Master's consistent focus on developing cuttingâedge solutions and fresh content, which, in turn,
leads to 'A Better Game' for our customers and for their players."
company’s new innovations for the table games side of its business includes:
DeckMate 2, which offers significant performance and security improvements over
its predecessor, the DeckMate. Debuting in 2002, the DeckMate poker shuffler
has been a staple in the poker market and one of the bestâselling shufflers of all time. At 22 seconds, the
DeckMate 2's shuffle time is twice as fast as the original and it features
optical card recognition, which increases game security and integrity. A new
shuffling method reduces wear on cards and minimizes the need for frequent shuffler
maintenance. Other exciting features include an onâboard timer, which allows operators to call the
"clock", and a remote touchscreen display with an intuitive user interface
for card verification.
Other table utility offerings highlighted at the show include the MD3 baccarat
and blackjack shuffler, which can count and shuffle up to eight decks of cards
simultaneously; the one2six multiâdeck continuous
shuffler; the iâDeal shuffler
for singleâdeck specialty games; the iâShoe Auto optical cardâreading
shoe for baccarat and blackjack; the new 24âinch doubleâsided LCD iâScore baccarat
viewer; and the Easy Chipper D chip sorter.
new specialty table games at the show, including:
Money, best described
as an ordinary blackjack side bet with an extraordinary twist, is expected to
be a major highlight of the booth. To win the side bet, the player's first two cards
must be a straight, pair, straight flush, or AceâKing
suited, but the winning doesn't necessarily stop there. The player may opt to
add all or part of their side bet winnings to their standard blackjack wager
and play continues like a traditional game of blackjack. The main appeal of
House Money is that players receive such a unique level of control over their side
bet and operators receive the benefit of a higher blackjack hold.
It Up Stud Poker, a sixâcard poker game where the player's three cards are
combined with three community cards to make a fiveâcard poker hand. The game is comparable to Ultimate
Texas Hold'em, except the player is betting against a pay table instead of a
dealer and can win with a pair of 10s or better.
Bet Blackjack begins like a
regular game of blackjack, but offers players the ability to double down and
split for free. Players may split any pairs, except 4s and 10âvalue cards with free reâsplitting. Free double bets may be placed on any
hard 9, 10, or 11 and are allowed even after splitting. This game will be
featured with a Push 22 side bet, which wins if the dealer busts with a point
total of 22.
heads up play against the dealer, an optional Trips bonus bet, and a
progressive bet, Face
Up Stud Poker is sure to
impress at this year's show. The player and dealer each get seven cards to make
a fiveâcard hand, but the player gets to
see the dealer's entire hand before deciding whether to play or fold. A
stronger dealer's hand leads to a higher payout if the player beats the dealer.
Card Fortune Pai Gow Poker is a variation
of the popular sevenâcard game. Both
dealer and player receive six cards to make a fiveâcard high hand and oneâcard
low hand. The player wins if both of their hands beat the dealer's two hands.
Card Mulligan is a variation
of the most popular specialty table game in the world, Three Card Poker. The
player and dealer each receive three cards and, if the player doesn't like
their hand, they may replace it, while the dealer will automatically reâdraw their own hand if it's below a certain rank.
Also debuting at G2E is Game Manager 2, a new progressive management system.
The enhancements in this nextâgeneration
software are a networkâbased system
that allows for multiâlevel jackpots
and fully configurable multiple reserve pools. Players are able to compete for
incrementing meters with just one wager on all of the company's pokerâderivative specialty games like Three Card Poker,
Fortune Pai Gow Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold'em. Previously, players would
only be eligible for one realâtime incrementing
jackpot per round.
SHFL Entertainment will be unveiling the most robust eâTable offerings in its history at G2E, including a
myriad of new features for the Rapid line, which combines a live dealer with a touchscreen
betting interface, resulting in superior game security and increased
productivity for casino operators. Rapid Multi Game includes a multigame
feature for optimal flexibility, allowing players to switch between baccarat,
roulette, or sic bo without ever having to leave their seats.
upon the innovation of Rapid Multi Game, Rapid Fusion takes it a step
further, allowing for concurrent play of four games at the same time (e.g. two
baccarat, one sic bo, one roulette or three roulette, one baccarat). The userâfriendly interface features tabs, which show table
status, countdown, wagers, and results from each game and allow for fast switching
Star Live Roulette provides all
the efficiencies of a fully electronic table with the added benefit of a live
electronic wheel and ball. The compact design can accommodate multiple player
terminals with flexible and configurable bet limits.
Rapid Multi Game, Vegas
StarMulti Game allows players
to select between four games without ever having to leave their seats. Players
can select between roulette, sic bo, baccarat and craps on a fully electronic
table with virtual dealers.
Further enhancing the Vegas Star and Rapid platforms, the company will
introduce its new 22âinch Widescreen
display, which adds five inches to the original terminal displays. Widescreen
enables greater player interaction and provides for a powerful and compelling
In addition to highlighting the iâTable Roulette
at the show, Mississippi Stud will expand the iâTable
library and feature the successful 3 Card Bonus side bet. iâTable Ultimate Texas Hold'em will see the addition
of a progressive wager, which will allow connectivity to existing felt table
progressive jackpots. Additional language options will now be available on the
For more information, visit www.shfl.com or
drop by booth #1241 at G2E.
SHFL Entertainment features "A Better Game" theme at G2E 2012
October 1, 2012