As part of its rebuilding process post Hurricane Katrina, executives at Sliver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis, Miss., decided to reopen its 1,004-unit slot floor with only one type of bill acceptor-the CASHFLOW SC from West Chester, Pa.-based MEI . Almost seven years later, the MEI products are still going strong and the Silver Slipper plans on sticking with the products for some time to come.

“It was one of the best operations decisions we ever made,” said David Pisarich, slot director at the Silver Slipper. “Since going 100 percent with MEI, downtime has become a thing of the past. We haven’t experienced a single failure in any of our CASHFLOW SC note acceptors-and that includes the units we had in operation before Katrina. The cashboxes are virtually indestructible, and the acceptors run with jam-free precision. I guess you can say MEI equipment can even withstand hurricanes.”

Introduced in 2002, CASHFLOW SC redefined the role of note acceptors in operator profitability and customer satisfaction with improvements made to acceptance, jam rate, security and cost of operation, according to company literature. The product’s uptime helps ensure that slots are consistently running, ready for play and making money. “We have definitely seen improvements in revenues thanks to the reliability of CASHFLOW SC,” Pisarich said.

“We are thrilled with the Silver Slipper’s success with CASHFLOW SC,” said Eric Fisher, MEI senior vice president-Americas. “Their experience is a testament to the value and longevity of MEI note acceptors, and we look forward to maintaining our partnership well into the future.”