AC COIN & SLOT

  • 201 W. Decatur Ave.
  • Pleasantville, N.J. 08232
  • Phone: (609) 641-7811
  • Fax: (609) 383-2758
  • Web site: www.ac-coin.com
  • Contact: Aimee Schultz: aimee.schultz@ac-coin.com

AC Coin & Slot boasts 30 years of experience creating proven player favorites that bring super-sized excitement back to the slot floor. From its first bonus hit, Slotto, AC Coin’s innovative products, which include proprietary slot machines, custom interior casino signage, slot bases and ergonomic seating, have become an integral part of the gaming industry’s continual evolution. The company designed much of the casino floor custom signage, slot bases and seating, as well as provided slot machines for the recently-reopened Hard Rock, Biloxi, Mount Airy Casino Resort in Pennsylvania, Isle of Capri Pompano in Florida, and the Windsor Casino in Ontario, Canada.

All future slot game releases will be launched under the Mega Bonus Slots brand, a nod to the company’s unique ability to deliver mega bonus producing machines. AC Coin & Slot holds more than 180 gaming licenses in all major gaming jurisdictions in North America and the Caribbean with plans to expand into even more markets. AC Coin & Slot is also the exclusive distributor of IGT gaming devices in Atlantic City and the Caribbean, and utilizes proven IGT pay tables in all bonusing slot machines.

AC Coin & Slot intends to wow customers and players this year with a host of exciting new programs and themes designed to embody its “All about the Win” Mega Bonus Slots mission. Games such as Let’s Make Some Monster Cash, Diamond Time Bonus, Chef’s Daily Special and When in Rome will be followed by the cutting-edge pod-style community games that will make their market debut in 2008. Other themes to be launched into the market this year include; Super Bankroll, Slingo Bonus, Super Big Game Show Bonus, and Sparky’s Smokin’ Hot Jackpots, as well as the current hit, Super Slotto Celebration, on a new 20 line program.

This year promises more changes in the industry. The adaptation of more technology, acceptance of this business in more markets, and the evolution of the overall gaming experience will continue. The key to 2008 will be focusing on performance here and now. Increased competition and new challenges of differentiation in the gaming product and merchandising will be key for operators and manufactures alike. AC Coin & Slot has positioned itself to help each of its casino partners to meet the demands of their markets today, while being a catalyst to the gaming evolution. This is one of the ingredients that has kept the company growing every year consistently for the past 29 years, and 2008 should be no exception.




ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES

  • 7230 Amigo St.
  • Las Vegas, Nev. 89119
  • Phone:  (702) 270-1000
  • Fax: (800) 748-4156
  • Web site:  www.aristocratgaming.com
  • Contact: Doug Fallon: doug.fallon@aristocrat-inc.com

Aristocrat is ready for SGS 2008, with an incredible line of proven performers and award-winning new products for the next generation of gaming.

Aristocrat’s new Viridian cabinet and GEN7 platform were recently named the year’s “Best New Slot Product.” Designed for optimal player comfort and operator serviceability, Viridian features a slimmer footprint, high resolution dual LCDs and unique, wrap-around belly art. Viridian embraces environmentally responsible design and production methods, resulting in a 100 percent RoHS-compliant product.

Driven by an Intel processor, the GEN7 platform features dynamic scorecards and an enhanced Easy Play on-screen interface, including player-selectable denominations. The platform utilizes Smart card and flash card technology, and is fully equipped for downloadable, server-based and wireless technology, supporting games of today and tomorrow.

Visitors will mob to see The Sopranos video Double Standalone Progressive, a new brand extension of the incredibly popular The Sopranos five reel stepper link.

Powered by GEN7 is the four level multisite progressive Hyperlink, Fortune King, Double Standalone Progressive Banana King, featuring six different bonus adventures for players to navigate and enjoy, and these exciting games: Geisha Power Pay, Double Happiness Power Pay, Show Me The Game Power Pay, Butterfly Kiss, Polynesian Pearl, African Storm and Harlequin Hearts.

One of the “Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology” winners, ACE Interactive, provides a server-based solution featuring software distribution, instant or scheduled game configurations, powerful system management tools and the opportunity to implement games from any provider.

Cash Express Player’s World combines the popularity of the Cash Express Hyperlink themes with the entertaining Player’s World multi-game concept, giving players the choice of four different games to play.

Other must-sees are Power Pay, Xtra Reel Power, Xtreme Mystery, 50 Line &100 Line, Reel Power and MAVStepper products.

Aristocrat’s OASIS 360 provides casino operators with the latest technologies in casino management systems, business intelligence and patron-centric promotions. OASIS SpeedMedia promotions utilizing the Sentinel III in-game displays will be unveiled, the direct result of a true Ethernet solution found in the latest OASIS release 11.6.




ATRONIC

  • 16537 N. 92nd Street
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85260
  • Phone: (800) 864-7670
  • Fax: (480) 922-8877
  • Web site: www.atronic.com
  • Contact: Ken Bossingham: kbossingham@atronic.com

This is an exciting time for Atronic and Spielo. The two companies have come together under the umbrella of GTECH Corporation’s Gaming Solutions division and shared exhibit space at this year’s NIGA trade show.  Both companies have several years of North American casino as well as international gaming experience.  The strengths of each of these dynamic companies were brought together for the first time at NIGA.  Spielo now distributes Atronic and Spielo products to Native and Government-sponsored casino operations in Canada.  Similarly, Atronic is now selling and distributing both Spielo and Atronic games and gaming machines to the U.S. Native and Commercial casino markets.  Operators attending the Southern Gaming Summit will also have a chance to see the latest products both companies have to offer when they attend the upcoming gaming show in Biloxi.

A world leader in linked gaming concepts, Atronic offers some of the best single and multi-level progressive jackpot concepts on the market including the award winning King Kong Cash and popular linked products such as Cash Fever, The Game of Life, Deal or No Deal, and Roaring Tiger. Atronic is also well known for its millionaire-making Wide Area Progressive, eMillions.

With its huge library of core games, Spielo has many themes and game concepts from which to choose. Teamed up with Atronic’s extensive game library, both companies offer a range of core games and themes that is truly impressive. Spielo also offers games based on the widely popular THE DOG trademark that is sweeping across North America. Without question, there are several games to suit any casino’s requirements.

When it comes to slot tournaments, both Spielo and Atronic have answered the call. Atronic has tournament operators covered with its successful tournament concept, Tournamania DELUXE, while Spielo offers a selection of slot tournament games for its stand-alone machines as well as its linked video slot tournament offering, TournaMaster.

Both, Atronic and Spielo manufacture gaming machines to the highest standards of performance, quality and reliability while incorporating increased player functionality and the most current aspects of ergonomic design into a highly successful range of video slot machines. Players and venue operators alike love the unique and stylish cabinet designs seen in Atronic’s e-motion and Harmony cabinets.

Addressing the needs of both players and casinos, Spielo offers one of the slimmest and most player-pleasing cabinets on the market, prodiGi. Rounding out the offering of gaming machines are the Passion Slots from Atronic. This next generation stepper product features three mechanical reels with a fourth LCD bonus reel and LCD monitor for exciting interactive bonus rounds.

With innovative designs and concepts along with easy-to-access components and proven, industry-standard peripherals, it’s easy to see why Atronic and Spielo gaming machines are so popular with venue operators.

To see everything this exciting new partnership brings to the casino market, visit booth #534 at the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi May 7-8.




Bally Technologies

  • 6601 S. Bermuda Road
  • Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • Phone: (702) 584-7700
  • Fax: (702) 584-7792
  • Web site: www.ballytech.com
  • Contact: George Stamos: gstamos@ballytech.com

With sirens blaring and lights flashing, N.Y. Gold takes players on a wild video-slot adventure careening through the streets of the Big Apple. Available in a variety of configurations, including the CineReels stepper, widescreen CineVision or upright ALPHA Elite V20 video models, N.Y. Gold is a five-reel, 30-line slot with a 90-credit max bet, available in a range of denominations from one cent up to $5. The game can also be configured for one, two or three credits. Its internal/external, single-level progressive resets at 10,000 credits times the line bet. Bally recommends that N.Y. Gold be configured as a penny-denom game with 30 lines, three credits per line and a 90 credits max bet.

The game’s signature bonus feature is called the “Red and Blue Siren Bonus.” This unique bonus utilizes special Red Siren or Blue Siren bonus multiplier symbols, which multiply pays by one, two, three, four, five or 10 times, depending on the symbol. As a stimulant for more time on device, the Red Siren or Blue Siren bonus multipliers start at the value of one and increase at a rate of once per six games played until a Siren bonus win occurs. Once a win occurs, the associated multiplier is reset to one. In addition, if a multiplier symbol reaches the 10X pay level, it will not change until a win occurs. The top award is won with five scattered N.Y. Gold symbols at max credits wagered.

See more new games, systems and products at Bally’s booth at the Southern Gaming Summit.




3M TOUCH SYSTEMS

  • 300 Griffin Brook Park
  • Methuen, MA 01844
  • Phone: (888) 659-1080
  • Fax: (888) 659-1080
  • Web site: www.3m.com/touch
  • Contact: Trent Looney: tlooney@mmm.com

The MicroTouch Capacitive TouchSense System from 3M Touch Systems is an enhanced MicroTouch ClearTek II touch system combined with tactile feedback technology from Immersion Corporation. This system can either be designed into future gaming cabinets optimized for tactile touch slot games or retrofitted into existing on-floor casino games to replace existing CRT or LCD touch displays. For existing on-floor casino games, “tactile touch zones” are programmed into the MicroTouch EX II touch controller which gives players tactile feedback for commonly used buttons, but without requiring modifications to the released game software.

The MicroTouch Capacitive Touch System has already enabled game manufacturers to replace their mechanical buttons with a video-based button panel so players receive tactile feedback similar to pressing a mechanical button. As server-based gaming becomes the norm and games in various languages are downloaded to machines, the combination of video-based buttons panels combined with tactile response should help provide the flexibility needed for this new gaming formula to succeed.




Cadillac Jack

  • 2420 Meadowbrook Pkwy
  • Duluth, GA 30096
  • Phone: (770) 908-2094
  • Fax: (770) 908-1790
  • Web site: www.cadillacjack.com
  • Contact: us-sales@cadillacjack.com

As a leading supplier of innovative games and systems to the global gaming industry, Cadillac Jack’s goal is to create superior gaming products which elevate the player experience to new levels and maximize profits for its customers. One of the first companies to utilize server-based gaming in the Class II Indian Gaming market, Cadillac Jack is now rapidly becoming a leading developer of Class III products. With a focused vision toward the future, Cadillac Jack continues to attain commercial success through the development of content and technologies tailored specifically to each market it serves.

Cadillac Jack approaches this goal with an

“everything matters” customer-centric philosophy that demonstrates the company’s attention to operator priorities and providing the right products and solutions to increase their business. Through innovation, performance and outstanding customer service, Cadillac Jack proves its commitment to serving its customers by understanding what matters to them.

With a commitment to quality and excellence in every step of the process, the company designs and manufactures a dynamic portfolio of video and mechanical reel slots, wide area and multi-level progressives and Latin-style bingo games. Cadillac Jack strives to develop content and technologies specific to the needs of each of the markets that it serves, including the Class II, Class III and charitable gaming markets in the US, as well as the emerging Mexican and Latin American gaming market.

Included in Cadillac Jack’s impressive portfolio of new products and technologies are an array of new titles for the Class II and Class III markets. Each game incorporates the company’s distinctive SpeedPLAY and PlusPLAY technology, enhancing the overall player experience with the latest bonus options, faster game play and intensified anticipation with every potential win.

The newest video game in Cadillac Jack’s portfolio is Tiger Magic, an exiting five reel, 50 line game. The first in a series, Tiger Magic portrays an Arabian adventure and allows the player to win free spins. Among Cadillac Jack’s newest multiline video games are So Hot, Crazy Clowns, Viking Loot, Jazz Nights, Forgotten Fortunes, Seven Heaven, Pirates Plunder, Golden Twenties, Bayou Band and Sugar Delight.

Already a commercial success both in US and international markets, the Cadillac Cash Wide Area Progressive features life-changing jackpots with instant payouts and multiple game themes linked to a common jackpot. Cadillac Cash is available as a Class II, Class III and an international link.

Designed to maximize the player entertainment experience at the machine, Cadillac Cash, the namesake game on the Wide Area Progressive, provides faster game play and the latest bonus features including free spins, multipliers and the company’s Anticipation Spin. The game uses a two-tier bonus play in which the player is awarded both a multiplier award and a random number of free spins.

The company also markets its newest Electronic Video Bingo games and its Latin-style Bingo games for

the Mexican market. Many of the same U.S. video titles are also available as bingo-based games. Latin Bingo games allow players to experience the social and community aspects of electronic bingo through the use of

exciting sounds and additional play features which allow for secondary wagering and the chance to hit a

winning combination.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Cadillac Jack operates regional sales and service offices throughout the United States, as well as regional offices throughout Mexico.




INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY

  • 9295 Prototype Road
  • Reno, NV 89511
  • Phone:  (775) 448-8022
  • Fax: (888) 999-0668
  • Web site: www.igt.com
  • Contact: Rick Sorensen: Rick.Sorensen@igt.com

How do you know what will be the right choice today and where you want to go in the future? IGT has the right answers. It has developed the games, systems, technology and solutions to help casinos achieve their ROI today, plus the flexibility and interoperability for the future - all based on GSA standards. And all based on the right vision, right now and for the future.

“Tests are already underway at casinos to pave the way for the open network. However, our emphasis, as always, will be on products available right now for our casino customers,” said Steve Morro, IGT’s chief operating officer. “We’re focused on how we can maximize their return on investment right now.”

eBay Video Slots

IGT’s new eBay Video Slots game brings the Internet phenomenon to the casino floor. There will be instant brand recognition with the world-renowned Internet Web site and an “I have to play that game!” reaction when players see the eBay Video Slots game.

Five 40-inch, big-screen reels establish this game’s powerful presence and intensify the experience of the eBay Group Play Free Spins Bonus. Banked in groups of five machines - either freestanding or against a wall - the screens and machines combine to create the appearance of one incredible, oversized slot game. With multipliers, scatter symbol action and a free spins bonus, there’s something here for every player.

In the exciting Group Play Free Spins Bonus, wins are multiplied based on wagering levels. With MultiWay wagering in the eBay Fashions game, players will have 243 ways to win and can wager up to 250 credits per game. With the eBay Collectibles game, players get a 25-line multiplier option. The Group Play bonus for either game type assures all players involved in the bonus of 10 free spins. The player takes home the top award of 5,000 credits when five eBay symbols land on any played line.

Indiana Jones Multi-Level Progressives

IGT’s Indiana Jones Multi-Level Progressives system debuts with the five-reel, 25-payline Treasure of the Incas video slot theme and the five-reel, 243-ways-to-win MultiWay Well of Souls theme.

The shared bonus allows more than one player to enter the bonus at the same time. Up to four progressive jackpots may be awarded to an individual player or distributed among several players.

Players who wager any amount and number of paylines are eligible for the Raiders of the Lost Ark Multi-Level Progressives bonus, a random mystery shared bonus activated by the integrated Lucky Coin bonusing software. When the Lucky Coin is played for a given progressive, the IPC determines - based on individual coin-in - which machines on the link will be awarded the free spins bonus.

Players are also eligible for the MegaJackpots top award (where available) if they are playing max coin and line up the top award symbols on the correct payline.

Diamond Jackpots Multi-Level Progressives

The new Diamond Jackpots Multi-Level Progressives give players a chance to win four progressive awards. Players can choose what progressive level they want to play for and, with as little as one credit, can win up to two of the progressive awards. This makes Diamond Jackpots Multi-Level Progressives appeal to a wide range of players, especially those who seek out higher denomination single payline or single-credit-per-line play.

Four base game themes are available, including Triple Red Hot 7s, Triple Double Stars, Double Times Pay 3X4X5X and Super Times Pay. Each theme is available as a five-payline, five-credit game or as a nine-payline, nine-credit-game. The base game maintains a three reel, single-credit-per-line, spinning reel theme. Three scattered bonus symbols on the base reels initiate the fourth jackpot multiplier reel which awards the progressive prizes. The progressive jackpots increase as players increase their bets, which allows them to affect their level of volatility. The game gives one-credit players a great game while also offering max-bet players a chance to improve the profitability of their play as they increase the progressive awards with each additional credit bet.

Wheel of Fortune Multi-Win Slots

Meet the newest member of the Wheel of Fortune family of games. Wheel of Fortune Multi-Win slots are the latest spin-off of the most popular slot theme of all time.

Wheel of Fortune Multi-Win is a spinning-reel quarter game with three reels and a bonus reel, 15 paylines and a 15-credit max bet.

The game’s Multi-Win bonus is activated when a player lands three bonus symbols on a played line. The bonus reel then awards the player one to three pointers and a spin on the bonus wheel. All active wheel pointers light up on the top box and the bonus spin starts. When the wheel stops, all of the bonus values on an active pointer are awarded to the player.

To top it off, Wheel of Fortune Multi-Win offers a hefty MegaJackpots top award in jurisdictions that allow wide-area progressive games.

M-P Series Roulette Evolution

The new M-P Series Roulette Evolution is an innovative way to play roulette. This multiplayer electronic table game features state-of-the-art technology and community-play action. Enhancing the classic game, Roulette Evolution boasts an authentic roulette wheel and player-friendly onscreen tools to enhance play.

Individual slant-top player stations are linked together around the automated genuine roulette wheel centerpiece. Wheel styles available include the American “00,” French “0” and French “00” versions. The game features operator-selectable, multidenomination options as well as operator-configurable game speed choices. Players will enjoy real time game play as well as traditional and series bets. The touch-sensitive game screens have drag-the-chip capabilities that simulate live game action and useful onscreen help tools to assist players.

A roulette table is displayed on the player’s terminal screen, and players place their bets by touching the number they wish to choose. A timer in the upper left-hand corner of the screen alerts the player to the time remaining to place his or her bet. Once all bets have been placed, the wheel spins. After all winnings are paid, a new game begins. Players are able to use the “trends” button to review which numbers have been hot and other game trends.

Wild Wolf Video Slots

The call of the wild will draw players into IGT’s new Wild Wolf video slots game. Wild Wolf boasts high paylines and is based on one of the top-performing video slots of all time, the Wolf Run video slots game.
The game features stacked wilds and a free spins bonus. When the bonus symbols line up, the free spins bonus begins. The player is awarded a number of free spins, and after the free spins are over, the total bonus points won are added to the player’s credits. Wild Wolf features detailed graphics of majestic wolves and authentic arctic symbols.

More choices

-100 Wolves Video Slots

This five-reel, 100-payline, 1,000-credit game is a tweak of the successful Wolf Run theme. It features stacked wilds and a free games bonus.

-Golden Gate MultiWay Video Slots

This is a five-reel, 243-way, 250-credit game with a retriggering free games bonus that includes the market’s first horizontally expanding wild symbol.

-Ultimate Four-of-a-Kind Bonus Poker

In this new poker game, any qualifying four-of-a-kind triggers the bonus round. It will have great appeal for players who actively seek a four-of-a-kind. A six-credit buy-a-pay wager that results in a four-of-a-kind hand qualifies the player for a distinctive “pick ‘em” bonus round.

-Super Times Pay Free Games Slots

This three-reel, 20-payline game with a free games bonus is an enhanced version of the Super Times Pay nine-payline math model. It’s perfect for low denominations and has an operator configurable maximum bet.




Cash Code

  • 553 Basaltic Road
  • Concord, ON
  • L4K 4W8 CANADA
  • Phone: (800) 584-2633
  • Fax:  (905) 303-8875  
  • Web site:  www.cashcode.com
  • Contact: gaming@cashcode.com
For more than a decade, CashCode has been the trusted name in cash-handling. What sets CashCode bill validators apart from the rest is excellent mechanical design, cutting-edge software and highly sophisticated sensing technology - which together increase acceptance rates. Each bill validator is equipped with several patented components, which have changed the way the industry views currency validation. It is the pursuit of continued product excellence, customer satisfaction and ingenuity in cash-handling design that drives CashCode to offer the best products imaginable. CashCode is internationally represented throughout the world via an extensive network of direct sales and distributors. CashCode is a proud member of Gaming Standards Association.  

When it comes to gaming, CashCode’s FrontLoad Bill Validator series is the clear winner. Operators have realized revenue increases of up to 30 percent when switching to CashCode, thanks to:
  •   Higher first note acceptance
  •   Minimal maintenance
  •   Superior jam-free performance
In fact, the company’s superior validating technology yields a 98 percent acceptance rate overall, an average first-time note acceptance 20 percent higher than the competition, and a greater likelihood of rejecting counterfeit bills.

The newest, soon- to-be released FrontLoad Standard validator offers a truly universal design, with one model for all currencies and standardization to OEMs. This new lightweight plastic/metal hybrid offers durability, ease of handling and the fastest speed in the market, at less than 3 seconds for a complete cycle.

CashCode’s industry standard and custom bezels and full range of accessories make the FrontLoad series a true drop-in replacement for all your upgrade, retrofit and/or new generation machines.




GARY PLATT MANUFACTURING

  • 4643 Aircenter Circle
  • Reno, NV 89502
  • Phone: (800) 969-0999
  • Fax: (800) 757-0788
  • Web site: www.garyplatt.com
  • Contact: onlythebest@garyplatt.com

When casino players sit on a Gary Platt Manufacturing chair, they immediately benefit from the comfort and strength of the seat against their bodies. The Gary Platt emphasis on excellence is the result of experience, research and development. The Reno, Nev.-based company dedicates its resources to designing and fabricating high quality products.

Three partners, including company namesake Gary Platt, took their 50 years of experience in the hospitality seating industry and founded Gary Platt Manufacturing in 1997.

Casino chairs should combine the durability and stability of an office chair with the soft, cushioned feel of a customer’s favorite leisure chair. Why must a high quality casino seat blend the two elements? The reason is simple: Players often sit for hours, immersed in the machine or table action. They need the support and comfort for extended periods of time. Studies have shown that an uncomfortable chair diminishes the gambling experience, which also decreases playing time.

Gary Platt incorporates the latest research when developing its chairs. Using ergonomics, which applies scientific information about humans to the design of objects, systems and the environment for consumers, the company has engineered an ergonomically correct chair, at the optimal height, that prevents strain on a player’s arms, back and neck. 

To prolong seat comfort, the chair bottom’s shape must maximize support of the hips and thighs. Also referred to as the “seat pan,” this bottom section’s width should comfortably accommodate the size of its user, leaving at least one inch on either side. Gauging the increasing size of the population, casino owners should purchase seats with a wider seat pan.

Proper seat depth is also vital to comfort. A seat pan that is too long will “cut” into the back of the player’s legs. It may also catch the backs of the knees, reducing the player’s ability to lean back against the lumbar support. Ideally, the seat pan has a “waterfall design,” which utilizes a downward slope of the front edges for increased blood circulation to a player’s legs. The seat’s contour should also distribute weight evenly.

To guarantee round-the-clock endurance, only high-density foam that provides proper support to the upper legs and hips should be used for the seat covering. Cheaper, low-density foam soon loses its shape and value. The ideal chair is constructed with custom injected foam to ensure that the cushion maintains its shape over time.

The seat back is just as important as the seat pan. Good back support is vital, especially to the infamous lumbar region that is so painful to so many people. Like the seat pan, it should be constructed of high-density foam for continual lower back support. The chair’s back should also have sufficient height, allowing a player to comfortably rest the mid- and upper-back areas.

Gary Platt Manufacturing successfully integrates each of these components into every seat it produces. Because Gary Platt manufactures only comfortable, well-designed chairs, players will cheer, not complain, while extending playtime at their favorite casino game.




GAMING STANDARDS ASSOCIATION

  • 48377 Fremont Blvd., Suite 117, Fremont, CA 94538
  • Phone: (510) 492-4060; Fax: (510) 492-4001
  • Web site: http://www.gamingstandards.com
  • Contact: Peter DeRaedt, pres@gamingstandards.com

Gaming Standards Association is an international trade association that creates benefits for gaming manufacturers, suppliers, operators and regulators. GSA facilitates the identification, definition, development, promotion, and implementation of open standards to enable innovation,

education, and communication for the benefit of the entire industry.  

Since its incorporation on May 6, 1998, GSA has had members representing a wide cross-section of the global gaming industry. Platinum members include Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; Atronic Americas LLC; Bally Technologies, Inc. (BYI); E-Genting Holdings Sdn Bhd; FutureLogic, Inc; Harrah’s Entertainment (HET); International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; Mars Electronics International; MGM MIRAGE (MGM); Progressive Gaming International Corporation (PGIC); Seminole Tribe of Florida; and WMS Gaming Inc. (WMS). 

GSA has released multiple award-winning protocol standards, which are available for free download at the organization’s Website, www.gamingstandards.com.

GSA’s most recent and most extensive protocol standard is the Game-to-System (G2S) Protocol. G2S is a standardized communication protocol enabling secure communications between gaming devices and systems. G2S integrates GSA’s BOB and IGT’s SuperSAS protocols. The new protocol features important elements that existed neither in BOB nor in SuperSAS. G2S is the result of years of collaborative work between worldwide gaming manufacturers, suppliers, operators and regulators.

G2S is based on proven computer industry standard technologies, such as Ethernet, TCP/IP and XML that will allow the industry to migrate to downloadable games and other new technology, such as client/server games, Intranet and Internet environments, while still maintaining the games of today, well into the future. GSA can be found in ICE Stand #3031.




JCM GLOBAL

  • 925 Pilot Road
  • Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • Phone: (702) 651-0000
  • Fax: (702) 644-5512
  • Web site: www.jcmglobal.com
  • Contact: Sales@jcmglobal.com

Award-winning products from JCM Global are automating transactions and increasing operation effectiveness in casinos all across the southern United States.

Formerly known as JCM American, the new JCM Global is the automated transactions solutions provider trusted by operators and manufacturers alike. Its global offices are now united, providing top-level sales, engineering and service for the world’s best systems solutions for the gaming, banking, vending and petroleum industries.

From its booth #608, JCM will be displaying several award-winning products vital to successful operation of today’s gaming floor.

Casino security starts with JCM’s Universal Bill Acceptor (UBA), which offers the most sophisticated security measures, incorporating overt and covert technologies in magnetic and optical sensing; infrared, red and green LEDs, phototransistors, UV, reflective, transparency and bar code sensors; and finally, self-centering mechanisms and two-time automatic retry feature.

The Intelligent Cash Box (ICB) improves a casino’s overall accounting efficiencies by automating processes and eliminating human errors. ICB provides a secure report of every transaction accepted and accurately links those transactions to the machine the cash box was taken from. 

The latest innovation in the pit is the Trident TableSafe System. A total revolution in the casino business, Trident, for the first time, gives base line accuracy and real time control to the pit on all transactions, something that until now only the slot floor has enjoyed.

All of JCM’s products are backed with its world-class standard of service.

Stop by and visit with JCM Global, and let its helpful representatives create a solution tailored to your casino’s unique needs.




Konami Gaming Inc.

  • 585 Trade Center Drive
  • Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • Phone: (702) 952-1541
  • Fax: (702) 952-1596   
  • Web site  www.konamigaming.com
  • Contact: Leah Steinhardt: lsteinhardt@hotmail.com

Advantage 5 is a newly developed five reel stepper game on the Advantage + platform. It’s the first five reel stepper with full-size mechanical reels, and the first stepper platform that offers rear-wheel LEDs that can display up to 256 colors. A 19-inch top screen operates as a touch screen display, while the vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) can display a wide array of messages and game information. Advantage 5 also has increased reel spin functionality that includes forward and reverse spin. Advantage 5 supports many new and exciting themes such as Vibrant 7’s, Diamond Spinner, Dragon Crystal, Pele: Hawaiian Goddess and Thunder Warrior. One of the most popular game titles is Vibrant 7’s, a four level progressive with 25 lines, two bonus events, a free game feature and a number bonus feature. The Free Game feature awards 15 free games, with increased chances of Red 7, Blue 7 and Green 7, and triggers a number bonus feature. The progressive level won is determined by the number of winning lines. If there are no winning lines, no bonus is awarded. A minimum bet of 25 credits allows you to play the maximum 25 lines. Charlie Thornton, director of sales for the West, said that “This is a plus for players because the maximum hit frequency and payback percentage are always available, since you must activate all paylines.” With wider reels, larger symbols, multiple vibrant LED displays and a larger VFD, this newly developed five-reel stepper game is definitely an eye pleaser.

Lot-A-Bucks is a totally new product within the KCMS family. This wide area promotional progressive and prize game extends beyond traditional casino management system functions by delivering a multimedia style match game on the player tracking LCD screen. It features four independent and customizable promotional progressives and prize games, local or wide area promotional progressives that increase over time to attract and retain players, random approach to promotions, quantity of numbers matched determines prize level, and direct-to-player prizes via non-cashable credits at the player tracking LCD screen. Lot-A-Bucks works on the KCMS system across all machines on the gaming floor. A player must be a carded player to be eligible to play Lot-A-Bucks. It can be integrated with multiple properties that use KCMS to create even larger progressives. Additional benefits include the encouragement of player card sign-up, the ability for players to pick their own numbers, customizable progressive levels and hit frequencies, and customizable prize levels based on the number of matches.




SPIELO

  • 328 Urquhart Ave.
  • Moncton, NB
  • Canada E1H 2R6
  • Phone: (800) 561-4263
  • Fax: (506) 852-7640
  • Web site: www.gtech.com
  • Contact: casino.gaming@gtech.com

This is an exciting time for Atronic and Spielo. The two companies have come together under the umbrella of GTECH Corporation’s Gaming Solutions division and shared exhibit space at this year’s NIGA trade show.  Both companies have several years of North American casino as well as international gaming experience.  The strengths of each of these dynamic companies were brought together for the first time at NIGA.  Spielo now distributes Atronic and Spielo products to Native and Government-sponsored casino operations in Canada.  Similarly, Atronic is now selling and distributing both Spielo and Atronic games and gaming machines to the U.S. Native and Commercial casino markets.  Operators attending the Southern Gaming Summit will also have a chance to see the latest products both companies have to offer when they attend the upcoming gaming show in Biloxi.

A world leader in linked gaming concepts, Atronic offers some of the best single and multi-level progressive jackpot concepts on the market including the award winning King Kong Cash and popular linked products such as Cash Fever, The Game of Life, Deal or No Deal, and Roaring Tiger. Atronic is also well known for its millionaire-making Wide Area Progressive, eMillions.

With its huge library of core games, Spielo has many themes and game concepts from which to choose. Teamed up with Atronic’s extensive game library, both companies offer a range of core games and themes that is truly impressive. Spielo also offers games based on the widely popular THE DOG trademark that is sweeping across North America. Without question, there are several games to suit any casino’s requirements.

When it comes to slot tournaments, both Spielo and Atronic have answered the call. Atronic has tournament operators covered with its successful tournament concept, Tournamania DELUXE, while Spielo offers a selection of slot tournament games for its stand-alone machines as well as its linked video slot tournament offering, TournaMaster.

Both, Atronic and Spielo manufacture gaming machines to the highest standards of performance, quality and reliability while incorporating increased player functionality and the most current aspects of ergonomic design into a highly successful range of video slot machines. Players and venue operators alike love the unique and stylish cabinet designs seen in Atronic’s e-motion and Harmony cabinets.

Addressing the needs of both players and casinos, Spielo offers one of the slimmest and most player-pleasing cabinets on the market, prodiGi. Rounding out the offering of gaming machines are the Passion Slots from Atronic. This next generation stepper product features three mechanical reels with a fourth LCD bonus reel and LCD monitor for exciting interactive bonus rounds.

With innovative designs and concepts along with easy-to-access components and proven, industry-standard peripherals, it’s easy to see why Atronic and Spielo gaming machines are so popular with venue operators.

To see everything this exciting new partnership brings to the casino market, visit booth #534 at the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi May 7-8.




TableMAX Holdings, LLC

  • 7412 Doe Avenue
  • Las Vegas, NV 89117
  • Phone: (702) 818-5394
  • Fax: (702) 463-9384
  • Web site: www.tablemax.com
  • Contact: Sheri Hanks: sheri.hanks@tablemax.com

The most exciting slot product on the NIGA trade show this year doesn’t look like a slot product at all. In fact, it is so unique and so fun, that it attracts both slot and table players.

Now, your players can get in on the fun, and your casino can get an increase to the bottom line with TableMAX. From booth 2131, TableMAX will be showing the proven future of the gaming industry: electronic table games.

Studies and in-casino use have clearly shown that electronic table games are the industry’s next big demand from players, and TableMAX has put a new twist on the genre. TableMAX games bring the convenience and labor savings of dealerless, automatic table games, meaning instant cost savings in labor and supplies such as cards and chips.

Additionally, TableMAX brings the added excitement of proven table content. TableMAX owns global rights to proven and popular table game content, including Progressive Blackjack, Caribbean Stud poker, Caribbean Draw poker, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker and Bonus Blackjack. Beyond the attraction of branded games, TableMAX games add even more excitement with wide area progressives, meaning players play longer and more frequently.

Perhaps best of all, TableMAX games are flexibly configurable. The configurable tables take up 20 percent less square footage per gaming position than a similar number of slot machine positions. Operators can install as few as five games, or up to as many as 20 games, in a wide variety of set up options, allowing operators to put the games exactly where they want them, in exactly the shape they want them, enabling players to take full advantage of a fun, easy and relaxed group betting style.

TableMAX Holdings LLC is a leading developer of electronic table games and designs, and engineers and distributes patented electronic table games worldwide.




TRANSACT TECHNOLOGIES

  • One Hamden Center
  • 2319 Whitney Avenue, Suite 3B
  • Hamden, CT 06518
  • Phone: (203) 859-6800
  • Fax: (203) 949-9048
  • Web site: www.transact-tech.com
  • Contact: sales@transact-tech.com

TransAct Technologies Inc. designs, develops, assembles, markets and services world-class, award-winning transaction printers under the Epic and Ithaca brand names. Known and respected worldwide for innovative designs and real-world service reliability, TransAct’s impact, thermal and inkjet printers generate top-quality transaction records such as receipts, tickets, coupons, register journals and other documents.

TransAct focuses on two core markets: the gaming industry and lottery and point-of-sale and banking. TransAct printers are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), value-added resellers, selected international distributors and directly to end-users. Its printers are found in properties throughout the world.

In the gaming industry, many casino operators have embraced the Epic line of gaming printers as their printer-of-choice. These feature-rich printers, The Epic 950, Epic 630 and Epic 430, were specifically designed to meet the needs of demanding, high-volume environments.

TransAct’s Epic 950, recently awarded default status by IGT for all new gaming and video machines, combines groundbreaking marketing capabilities, sophisticated technical advances and robust engineering in a single printer. IGT’s decision to award the Epic 950 as its default printer is a validation of TransAct’s technology, support and product development.

The Epic 950 printer, with its patented dual-port technology, Server Port, is capable of delivering real-time, targeted coupons directly to the player as a complement to the latest server-based gaming technologies. Specific messages can be created, delivered and changed in real-time, providing opportunities to increase player loyalty through special promotions and cross promotions within a casino property.

This unique functionality, coupled with the Epic 950’s multi-language capabilities, will become increasingly more important as the global gaming industry continues to embrace ticket-in/ticket-out (TITO) technology and transitions to server based electronic gaming machines.

The Epic 630 is designed to meet the needs of customers requiring paper roll receipts rather than tickets. This printer fully prints receipts before presentation, thereby eliminating possible player interference. With the ability to print receipts from 2.5 inches to 10 inches long, the Epic 630 also provides operators with the flexibility of adding graphics or coupons directly to the receipt.

In addition, TransAct also offers their Epic 430 printer, which is targeted for self-service gaming applications. The Epic 430 features a modular design that can easily be configured as game space permits. Designed to address the needs of gaming machines found in non-casino establishments, the Epic 430 is ideal for use in amusements with prizes (AWP), skills with prizes (SWP), video lottery terminals (VLT), and fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT).