The sunny city of San Diego will be the home for Indian Gaming 2014, part of the annual National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) convention, which will take place May 11-14 at the San Diego Convention Center. As in previous years, Indian Gaming 2014 will feature a full slate of conferences that include workshops, certification sessions, casino department roundtables and regional caucuses. Interspersed with this educational content are a wide range of social activities. For more details on these events, visit www.indiangaming.org.
Another major attraction at Indian Gaming 2014 will be the event’s two-day tradeshow, which will take place May 13-14. This gathering attracts a who’s who of gaming industry vendors and suppliers, showcasing a wide variety of wares designed to attract more customers to casinos or streamline gaming operations. Casino Journaloffered some of these companies, and others not able to attend, the chance to briefly describe in their own words the products and services they are currently marketing to tribal gaming enterprises. Here are their responses:
SEEING IS BELIEVING
American Gaming Systems (AGS) proudly presents Ripley’s Believe It or Not! , a trivia based game with a wheel-top box available on the Roadrunner platform. This exciting game features a five-level progressive and is the first in a series of games featuring AGS’ knowledge-based game mechanic.
The truly special features of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! are the trivia bonus games, Hidden Features in Trivia and Trivia ‘Round the World. A player wins the progressive by answering the questions correctly on the first guess. Players can accumulate features in the base game such as “Re-Do,” “Eliminator” and “Stats” which will improve their chances of winning a progressive in the trivia bonus round. When a Mystery symbol lands anywhere on the third reel it will morph into a Wheel icon and the player will be awarded a single spin on the overhead wheel. The Free Spins round will amaze players as they collect and accumulate Jewel Bugs which will run around the reels and morph into wilds for an improved payout. This game will attract crowds and add elegance and excitement to a casino’s slot floor.
Indian Gaming 2014 booth # 2129
A WINNING SHOT
Ainsworth Game Technologybrings the legendary movie The Magnificent Sevento the gaming floor. Presented in the state-of-the-art A560 Wide Boy cabinet, Ainsworth’s The Magnificent Sevenslot comes with high definition graphics encased in a 32-inch LCD top box. Players can immerse themselves into the Wild West with their favorite movie characters: Chico, Bernardo, Lee, Vin, Harry, Chris and Britt.
This smoking-hot title incorporates three incredible action-packed feature games: Burning 7, Sheriff Rewards and Shoot-out. There is also a unique bonus prize Wheel Feature that spins to build anticipation, as a five-of-kind line wins trigger jackpots.
The Magnificent Seven is sure to be a hit with players as it rewards four levels of standalone progressives featuring a $5,000 Grand Progressive Jackpot.
Indian Gaming 2014 booth # 819
SKY’S THE LIMIT
Ortiz Gaming has taken excitement to a whole new level with its SKY PAPERfeature that goes beyond traditional bells and whistles to showcase gaming machine jackpots. Exclusive to Ortiz Gaming products, SKY PAPER announces a jackpot winner with a shower of multicolored paper, crisp sound and an announcement for all to hear. A powerful, low-energy compression motor blasts SKY PAPER up in the air so it falls gently over players, flooding the area with excitement and fun. The sudden SKY PAPER party that begins turns the bank of machines into a true celebration, making this a remarkable and unforgettable experience for the players.
NIGA booth number: 429
FISHING FOR COMPLIMENTS
Aruze Gaming America will be displaying its growing library of successful stepper and video titles in San Diego at NIGA 2014. Its focus this year is on new titles that build on its record of success.
The G-SERIES video products are led by the Ultra Stack series of games once again. These themes will help add to the hottest video game series in the industry. New Ultra Stack titles include: Ultra Stack Gorilla, Ultra Stack Lucky Fishand Ultra Stack Rising Dragon. Another new G-SERIES game being showcased will be Sunset Lion, which is a 50-line game offering free games and stack wild symbols.
Aruze will also be adding to its Innovator library of games by introducing Laser Seven, Cyber Seven and Cherry Chance Jewel Seven, all of which will showcase the infamous Radiant Reels.
Indian Gaming 2014 booth # 2018
Cat’s Eyefrom Cadillac Jack is a penetratingly perfect theme featuring Power XStream and a Scatter-Initiated Bonus with bonus symbols that appear on reels two-four during both the base game and free spins.
Power XStream introduces a unique 3-4-4-4-3 reel configuration with 576 ways to win. Themes with the innovative new Power XStream pay mechanic evaluate the award based on the number of symbols that occur on adjacent reels, starting with the leftmost reel and moving right, or beginning with the rightmost reel and moving left.
With each spin a symbol is randomly chosen to be stacked on each reel. At least one Bonus symbol on reels two, three and four awards bonus pay and initiates the free spins. The minimum free spin award is eight free spins but up to 128 can be won on a single spins. Free spins can be retriggered. The progressive cannot be won during free spins.
Indian Gaming 2014 booth # 1129
GTECHis a leading commercial operator and provider of technology in the regulated worldwide gaming markets, delivering best-in-class products and services, with a commitment to the highest levels of integrity, responsibility, and shareholder value creation. GTECH provides a comprehensive suite of gaming products, including machine gaming, systems, interactive, sports betting and lotteries. It designs, manufactures and distributes top-performing games, cabinets, central systems and associated software to legal gaming markets around the world through its SPIELOproduct brand. The SPIELO brand represents a complete range of products for diverse gaming segments, including distributed government-sponsored markets, commercial casino markets, and amusement with prize (AWP) markets.
Last June, SPIELO International’s parent company, Lottomatica Group, changed its name to GTECH, bringing the company’s formerly separate business units, including SPIELO International, together under the GTECH corporate brand name to become a unified, customer-facing structure, delivering comprehensive gaming solutions that meet their customers’ evolving requirements.
For Incredible Technologies(IT), 2013 was the year to make a serious impression on the gaming world. The Vernon Hills, Ill.-based slot manufacturer released a highly polished catalog of games which have had great success in the field.
A standout amongst these titles is Leonidas King of the Spartans, which features epic wins as players await their Free Spin Battle, an impressive 3D display which features added awards and locked wild Spartan symbols. The game has been a smash success for IT and the company is leveraging this momentum going into 2014 to continue to create compelling game content.
In addition to showcasing both new games and proven performers, IT will be using NIGA 2014 as an opportunity to unveil a brand new cabinet and technology platform. The details of this release have been held tightly under wraps for over a year and IT is excited to use NIGA as the official debut.
Indian Gaming 2014 booth # 1935
The Skyline top box from Multimedia Gamescombines the traditional look and feel of Multimedia’s Player Classic Gaming Cabinet with a vintage-inspired bezel for a thrilling reinvention of the classic mechanical cabinet. A guaranteed high-profile feature for the casino floor, Skyline’s unique RGB lighting around the vertically-placed 24-inch LCD display will illuminate the casino floor, drawing in players with the powerful colors that will excite them with each win.
Initially released with Ultra Mega Meltdownand Canary Diamonds, this unforgettable cabinet comes complete with its own series of games, designed to take advantage of every inch of its electrifying display.
Indian Gaming 2014 booth # 1929
When it comes to ticket stock for TITO slots, gaming properties have an important choice. To get maximum slot performance and profitability, operators turn to Appvion Royale direct thermal ticket stock.
Appvion Royale means reduced paper jams and breaks, virtually trouble-free perforations, extended cutter blade life, and nearly dust-free operation. Machines spend more time up and running and less time down for repair and maintenance. Appvion’s precision manufacturing ensures uniform thickness, outstanding fiber strength and consistent paper formation.
Gaming operations will also get exceptionally reliable scanning because Appvion Royale direct thermal delivers superior
imaging for sharp, precise bar codes.
The company’s TITO stocks can withstand exposure to oils, lotions, alcohols, heat,
UV light and rough handling.
A slot machine is only as good as its ticket performance. The choice is simple: Choose Appvion Royale.
Rymax Marketing Servicesis the number one supplier of player loyalty solutions to the gaming industry. They draw traffic to properties, increase share of wallet from players and set players’ clubs apart from the competition by driving loyalty through brand name rewards at manufacturer-direct pricing.
With access to over 10,000 products from the most popular consumer brands in their nationwide warehouses, Rymax specializes in segmenting merchandise options and programs for players of every age and lifestyle. Their services include player profiling and demographic-specific product offerings, website hosting and management, promotional marketing, redemption and popularity reports, player surveys and current program/event analysis.
As a fulfillment partner, Rymax has the tools necessary to create player loyalty, increase repeat visits and maximize value a property receives from players.
Indian Gaming 2014 booth # 1639
Ideas have tremendous power. Zitrolives and is driven by the Power of Ideas. Ideas that transform. Ideas that immerse the senses. Ideas that captivate. Ideas that breed success.
From these ideas, Zitro created its Blackwave cabinet, a beautifully compelling and comfortable machine that delivers stunning graphics and immersive surround sound. To complete the ultimate bingo player experience, Zitro then designed its games with engaging features, delightful bonuses, community prizes and feel-your-heart-beating intriguing wagers leading players to shout, “Bingo!”
At NIGA, Zitro will present the ZITRO EXPERIENCE: warm, inviting and beautiful Zitro promoters, direct customer interaction, attention and development, Class III certified products, promotional bonusing, AFT credits, and best of all, the world’s most profitable bingo games.
Come to the Zitro booth and you will understand why Zitro is the world leader in video bingo games because at Zitro is led by the Power of Ideas.
Indian Gaming 2014 booth # 2218
Since the origins of Indian Gaming, the IGT Native American Development Grouphas proudly partnered with tribes across the U.S. to bring the latest in gaming innovation to casino floors. Today, International Game Technology is honored to continue its role in the expansion of Indian gaming, a tradition established by our distributor, former Sodak Gaming.
IGT understands that, as a vendor, it can’t sit at the table of tribal sovereignty, but it is proud to support those who do. As such, IGT is committed to providing Indian Country with the resources needed to thrive in this evolving gaming landscape and legislation.
Over the years, IGT has paid more than $ 1.4 billion in life-changing MegaJackpots to tribal casino players. The company has been there from the start to offer creative financing and casino operations start-up services to tribes. To date, IGT has financed over $2 billion in Indian Country purchases. In addition to financial assistance, IGT’s Native American customers look to the company for trusted legal, operational, and regulatory resources they need to flourish in the gaming market. These services, which were essential in the early years of Indian gaming, continue to be vitally important as growth continues in new markets.
Indian Gaming 2014 booth # 1329
Designed for high-volume applications, Cummins Allison JetScan MPS currency and ticket sorters process mixed currency and tickets at 1,000 documents per minute. All cash is denominated, automatically faced, sorted by denomination and strapped; ticket barcodes are scanned and ticket images are captured for archiving purposes.
Tabletop currency sorter models are available for smaller spaces, as well as robust, expandable models that are flexible and adaptable to your growing business needs. Exclusive space-saving corner modules allow the JetScan MPS to fit in vaults and soft count rooms with limited space, bringing high-speed currency and ticket sorting to areas previously unable to accommodate similar equipment.
Indian Gaming 2014 booth # 839
Brought to you fromBally Technologiesand High 5 Gamesis Ocean’s Glory.
Sure to be another hit in Class II markets, this aquatic marvel is available on the ALPHA Pro Slant iDeck, and the Alpha Pro Upright iDeck.
This six-reel, 10-line, 50 or 100 credits max bet or 50-line, 250, 500, or 1,000 credits max bet game is available in denominations from 1 cent to $1. Ocean’s Glory features a fun Free Games feature, and a new and exciting play mechanic, Super Symbols, that is sure to take players to new depths of excitement.
Super Symbols appear in the base game and free games, when 2x2, 3x3, or 4x4 sections of symbols are covered by one large Super Symbol on reels two through five. These enormous symbols create the potential for massive wins and deliver tons of anticipation and excitement.
The Free Games bonus is triggered by three or four Free Games symbols and awards seven or 15 free games.
Indian Gaming 2014 booth # 929
WONDERING OUT LOUD
Wonder Wheels is a new game category from Aristocrat Technologiesand features three mechanical wheels that increase player engagement and retention.
The Wonder Wheels product is larger than other games on the floor, measuring in at 10.5 feet tall, capable of drawing player attention from anywhere on the casino floor. Modular in design for easy and flexible installation, the game also has 55-inch LCD screens that catch players’ eyes. The experience is completed by Aristocrat’s surround sound iChair.
The first game released in the category is Batman Classic TV Series Slot Game Powered by Wonder Wheels. The game features still and video imagery from the classic TV series with Adam West, who introduced the game at G2E. Game play is enhanced by stacked wilds, seven themed bonus features, video clips from the TV series, and a highly anticipatory wheel feature trigger.
The 30-line game has a 50 credit minimum/250 credit maximum bet and 1 cent, 2 cent or 5 cent denomination structure.
Indian Gaming 2014 booth # 919