International Game Technology has signed a sbX Tier One agreement with Barona Resort and Casino located near San Diego, Calif.

“IGT is excited to continue our working relationship with Barona Resort and Casino. sbX products have added a new way for them to continue delivering the highest level of customer service that their casino is known for throughout the industry,” said Ron Rivera, IGT senior vice president of North America sales.

“The sbX Tier One system offers casinos, like Barona, a series of server-based gaming solutions to manage their slot machine floors,” he said.

The Tier One Package includes sbX Floor Manager and is available on IGT's AVP machine models. sbX Floor Manager allows access to the industry's largest Game-to-System game library and lets operators reconfigure a casino floor with the touch of a button. As part of Barona’s Tier One Package, sbX Floor Manager is live on 100 machines at Barona and the casino has more than 200 games to choose from in the IGT Game Library, with new games released monthly.

“With the addition of sbX, we at Barona have an advantage over our competition because we have the ability to quickly identify and adapt to our guests’ needs. We may see our guests choosing one type of game over another and, with sbX, we can quickly change directions on game types to meet their demands. With Tier One, we are not dependant on the next mail delivery to configure a new, hot game – it is simply a matter of scheduling a few minutes in the server room to adapt our games to the ever-changing preferences of our guests,” said Chuck Hickey, vice president of slot operations at Barona Resort and Casino.

Barona Casino has been a pilot site for the sbX Tier One system. As such, the property served as a test site for the server-based gaming and management system technology. Barona has chosen to convert from a pilot site because of the flexible game and management functionality the system provides.