August in Oklahoma is likely to be blazing hot… which is not necessarily bad when you’re talking about either the weather or a trade show event.
In this case, we’re talking about a trade show, one that grows year after year as the Oklahoma tribal casino gaming market continues to expand. This year’s Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) annual conference and trade show is scheduled to take place August 13-15 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., and promises to live up to its billing as the “Biggest Little Show in Indian Gaming.”
The event, which is open to tribal leaders, casino gaming operators and managers, casino marketers, gaming employees, regulators and vendors, plans to draw in excess of 2,500 gaming industry professionals interested in creating and growing relationships within one of the strongest gaming markets in the United States-home to 33 gaming tribes that operate 107 casinos that house around 62,000 Class II and Class III slots.
The two-day conference portion of 2012 OIGA will include tracks dedicated to slots, F&B, human resources, marketing, customer service, liabilities and risk, security and surveillance and leadership. Sessions within these tracks will cover a wide-range of topics such as social media marketing, liquor liabilities, slot floor redesign, Internet gaming, self governance, diversity and cloud computing. For more information on this event, visit www.okindiangaming.org.
The trade show segment of this annual event will likely be lively as well, and includes gaming equipment manufacturers and service providers both large and small. Here’s a rundown/update of some of the gaming vendors that will be showcasing product at OIGA.
ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIESWith over 50 years industry experience and over 2000 staff globally, Aristocrat has built on its Australian market leadership and reputation to become a premium supplier of groundbreaking technologies and services to the international gaming industry. Aristocrat enjoys a well-earned reputation for outstanding performance and strong brand equity in more than 200 jurisdictions around the world. The diverse product line-up extends from electronic gaming machines to complete gaming solutions, including systems, services, electronic tables, and ancillary equipment.
Recent Product Releases: Aristocrat’s nLive is a virtual casino solution that supports operators, taking a casino’s brand and putting it in an online space where customers can play on any mobile device and earn points. nLive launches in a play-for-fun-mode until regulation allows for real money gaming, giving players a wide range of games to choose from including poker, table games and Aristocrat slot content.
Web Site: www.aristocratgaming.com
OIGA 2012 Booth Number: 918
ARUZE GAMING AMERICAAruze Gaming America has initiated its foray into the U.S. gaming market armed with a product lineup focused on high-performance Class III video reels, mechanical reels and multi-station games. We offer a series of high-definition video reel products enhanced with 3D play screens. Our mechanical reel products incorporate a revolutionary “hybrid” technology that consists of overlaying a transparent LCD screen on top of mechanical reels. Aruze Gaming America also offers multi-station games based on roulette, baccarat, and blackjack that feature industry-popular multi-level progressives.
Recent Product Releases: Amazon Fishing is a six-seat communal game that offers players multiple bonus events, the option to choose their volatility, and Aruze’s Reel Feel gaming technology interaction.
Web Site: www.aruzegaming.com
OIGA 2012 Booth Number: 306
GAMING LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL (GLI)Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) is the trusted leader in landâ€based and iGaming testing and certification, and tests all devices and systems for Class II, Class III and iGaming. GLI has 750 employees delivering the fastest, highest quality gaming technology testing on the planet.
Recent Product Releases: regulators, operators and suppliers can take the lab with them anywhere and everywhere with the awardâ€winning GLI Mobile. With GLI Mobile, you can quickly log into GLIAccess, get important notifications by email, and get realâ€time tracking and project management.
Web Site: www.gaminglabs.com
OIGA 2012 Booth Number: 319
INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY (IGT)IGT provides an exhilarating line-up of games, a total systems solution for unforgettable player experiences and innovations that bring customers thrilling content, on any device, around the globe. A pioneer in the gaming industry, IGT’s leadership and product development has helped shape gaming and has further advanced the products and services available in the market today.
At the heart of IGT lies a love for innovation and passion for creation. The company annually invests approximately $200 million in research and development, and has an in-depth knowledge to deliver new and entertaining player experiences, anywhere, across the globe.
Recent Product Releases: Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Godzilla On Monster Island, Atari Centipede, Elvis the King, Sex And The City Fabulous, The Twilight Zone in 3D, Ghostbusters Who Ya Gonna Call, The Joker’s Heist, Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin, Wheel of Fortune Wild Getaway, Wheel of Fortune Experience 2, Big Buck Hunter, The Mighty Atlas, Wolf Run2 Into the Wild, Day of the Dead
Web Site: www.igt.com
OIGA 2012 Booth Number: 412
MLP SEATINGMLP Seating Corp. is a manufacturer of seating products for a variety of consumer markets. We have been in business for over 50 years making high quality chairs and stools at affordable prices. We began producing chairs for the restaurant and hospitality market under the name of Modern Leatherette Products. As our product mix changed and the markets changed, our name changed to MLP Seating Corp.
Recent Product Releases: MLP Seating Corp. announces the introduction of a fourth back option to our Comfort Series of Gaming Seats. This seat features our injection molded 19-inch wide seat with a model 199E back-we use a curvilinear seat back shape to provide an ergonomically correct lumbar back support.
Web Site: www.mlpseating.com
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MORSE WATCHMANSMorse Watchmans is the security industry’s leading provider of key control, key security and key and asset management solutions. Networked and integrated with access control and other physical security systems or operating as standalone systems, Morse Watchmans solutions are driving the evolution of key control and security management systems.
Recent Product Releases: KeyWatcher Touch enterprise-level key control and management system delivers online monitoring and convenient features. A 7-inch touchscreen with large buttons offers step by step instructions. Locate a specific key in or out of the system easily, and return keys to any cabinet in the system with every transaction automatically recorded.
Web Site: www.morsewatchmans.com
OIGA 2012 Booth Number: 604
MULTIMEDIA GAMESMultimedia Games is dedicated to expanding and evolving our product lines and systems to address new markets and entertain players as never before. As a leader in creating player-friendly, interactive gaming products with great entertainment value, we have unveiled a wide array of innovative new games for our Class II, Class III and VLT customers, strengthening our legacy of creating leading bingo, lottery, and central determinant products.
Recent Product Releases: One Red Cent Deluxe and White Hot Progressive, part of the company’s new High Rise Games Series.
Web Site: www.multimediagames.com
OIGA 2012 Booth Number: 426
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REEL GAMES (in conjunction with NOVOMATIC)‘Reel Games in conjunction with Novomatic’ is the descriptive term for an alliance that has been steadily building and developing over a period of years. Reel Games, Inc., is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and also has a regional facility in Gulfport, Miss., that provides a full sales and service support to the Gulf Coast. Having been represented on the Novomatic booth at each G2E in Las Vegas for the past few years, Reel Games now take pride of place at OIGA to present a strong range of Novomatic products.
Recent Product Releases: Rise of the Dragon, Reel Tournament, American Colours, Book of Ra deluxe, Columbus deluxe, Indian Spirit, Lions, Lord of the Ocean, Lucky Lady’s Charm deluxe, Pharaoh’s Gold II deluxe, Power Stars, Roaring Forties, Sizzling Hot deluxe, Tiki Island, White Shark
Web Site: www.reelgaminginc.com
OIGA 2012 Booth Number: 702