First-of-its-kind national progressive jackpot in Chile and also first in South America

Atronic International has launched its King Kong Cash wide area progressive (WAP) across casinos in three cities in Chile. The King Kong Cash WAP marks the first-of-its-kind national progressive jackpot in Chile and at the same time in South America (Mercosur), following the recent approval by the country’s Gaming Superintendent Office.

The multilevel WAP was developed by Atronic’s systems division for the Dreams Group, which is the first operator in Chile offering this new multisite feature to its players. From Aug. 23 on, players at casinos in the cities of Temuco, Valdivia and Punta Arenas can enjoy the excitement of playing for a major jackpot that is being generated simultaneously across all casinos in these three cities.

The starting value for the top jackpot level in the nationwide jackpot is more than 70 million pesos. The remaining three jackpot levels can be additionally won locally at each casino giving the Chilean players a very dynamic bonus link with lots of fun and excitement. The latest versions of Atronic’s proven King Kong Cash titles have been installed on the new link.

Atronic’s systems division has provided the Galaxis system solution driving the WAP. Galaxis consists of the various Star|MODULES for different applications in the casino. With its scalable design, customizable modular integration and great interfaces capacity, Galaxis offers a powerful and diverse casino management tool set for any kind of slots and table games operation.

“Dreams is the first WAP operator in Chile and in South America, which demonstrates once again our leadership in this industry and allows us to offer the highest wins ever seen in Chile to our clients. The starting value of the top jackpot was 73.8 million pesos,” said Jaime Wilhelm, general manager of Dreams Hotel Casino & Spa.

Commenting on this first WAP installation in the country, Francisco Javier Leiva, gaming superintendent in Chile, said, “As the superintendent of the casino gaming industry in Chile I feel satisfied when I see how just 10 days after we emitted the new rule about the implementation of the wide area progressive system, the first WAP in Chile is already live! It is great to see the casinos of the Dreams Group in Temuco, Valdivia and Punta Arenas utilizing this new technology provided by Atronic, which will make the gaming offers at Chilean casinos even more attractive and facilitate a further consolidation of this permanently developing industry. As the regulating and supervising body we will watch over this market segment in order to ensure that players are informed properly about the number of interconnected machines and the amount of the accumulated progressive price as well as to guarantee that casinos continue giving players at least a returning percentage of 85 percent in prices.”

Jessica Luna, Atronic’s sales director for Latin America, commented, “King Kong Cash has seen extreme success all over the world. Atronic is very proud to introduce this multilevel jackpot product into a nationwide WAP environment which at the same time marks the very first WAP for Chile and South America. This project demonstrates once again that Atronic offers the complete range of gaming products and services such as attractive game titles, a special WAP mathematic model and the technology to control and administrate the WAP through our systems division.”

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