The trade show floor of the annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E), taking place Sept.30-Oct. 2 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, is the prime spot to view this year’s crop of new or improved casino games, systems, products, technology and services from both domestic and international vendors. With thousands of products to peruse from hundreds of vendors, trying to find the latest revenue-generating product or can’t miss game can be daunting. Fret not;Casino Journal is here to help, with the G2E product preview in which top industry suppliers highlight their latest and greatest gaming products in their own words. Below are some excerpts:


THINKING BIG

American Gaming Systems (AGS) is becoming a diverse supplier to the gaming industry, and is poised to show products for both the slot and table game markets at this year’s G2E. Recent acquisitions have brought new products and new talent to the organization, and AGS is ready to be viewed in a whole new light at this year’s show.

The larger-than-life Colossal Diamonds takes the space of three standard gaming cabinets, but performs on par with about eight of them. The simple, classic game play and high-denom configuration have put Colossal Diamonds among the top performing games in every installation so far, and in some cases it has remained in that position for years. More than just a novelty product, Colossal Diamonds is a quiet classic, a game that has proven to be a staple on any slot floor.

Website: www.americangamingsystems.com
G2E booth number: 4453


TICKET FOR SUCCESS

When it comes to ticket stock for TITO slots, you have an important choice. To get maximum slot performance and profitability, tell your supplier you want Royale direct thermal ticket stock from Appvion.

Appvion Royale reduces jams, breaks and other issues by consistently delivering virtually trouble-free perforations, extended hardware life, and nearly dust-free operation. The company’s TITO stock provides superior scan rates and also withstands oils, lotions, alcohol, heat, UV light and rough handling. Plus, it has the printability and paper quality to promote a brand. With Appvion Royale, slots see more uptime and you’ll see increased profitability.

Website: www.appvion.com
G2E booth number: 2138


WONDER OF IT ALL

Wonder Woman Wild andWonder Woman Gold fromBally Technologies will deliver a super-heroine performance on your casino floor. These powerful for-sale titles feature clips and music from the original 1970s TV series starring Lynda Carter and are presented exclusively on the award-winning Pro Series Wave cabinet.

Both five-reel, 40-line games feature three progressive jackpots available at any bet level, free games, and proven math for super-powered volatility and entertainment. They are available in a one-cent denomination with 500 credits max bet and a 10-credit embedded bonus bet.

Wonder Woman Wild features Super Stacks in the base game. Wonder Woman Gold features Expanding Wilds in both the base game and free games. During the free games feature, players choose their volatility for eight, 16, or 25 free games. In Wonder Woman Wild, players choose up to 60 wild symbols per reel. In Wonder Woman Gold, players choose to replace up to four lowest-pay symbols with a Diana high-pay symbol.

Website: www.ballytech.com
G2E booth number: 1126.


DIG THIS

Minion Miners from Mars is a science fiction themed game from Cadillac Jack featuring PowerXStream and a Scatter-Initiated Bonus with bonus symbols that appear on reels two-four during both the base game and free spins.

PowerXStream introduces a unique 3-4-4-4-3 reel configuration with 576 ways to win. Themes with the innovative new PowerXStream 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 spin. Free spins can be retriggered. The progressive cannot be won during free spins.

Website: www.cadillacjack.com.
G2E booth number: 2253


OPENING GAMBIT

Attract a massive untapped audience with the most popular mobile and online games. Glendale, Calif.-based Gamblit Gaming connects a wagering platform to entertainment games, delivering regulatory compliance and a new casino experience. Gamblit’s technology platform provides all regulated gaming required features in a manner that insulates the entertainment portion of the game from the wagering aspects. Gamblit’s platform also provides a self–contained second operating system whose sole purpose is to insert gambling to any entertainment game. This second operating system is what provides the gamblification to the entertainment game, providing the rich player experience for target demographics.

Website: www.gamblitgaming.com
G2E booth number: 4423


CLOUD ATLAS

GLiCloud from Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) is a modern inventory management and tracking system that makes it easy for operators and regulators to track software and hardware comprising the casino floor. Powered by GLIAccess and easily accessible with GLI Mobile, GLICloud allows operators and regulators to instantly check regulatory status of components on the entire casino floor, in real time, improving employee efficiency and accuracy, saving time and money.

GLiCloud relates components to regulatory approval status in real time, simplifying inventory processes by utilizing existing industry standard verification tools and communication protocols. Because the entire process is automated, the data is free from potential human error.

GLiCloud tracks current floor inventory, matching game software components with certification statuses from GLI and other test labs, including approved, revoked and non-mandatory upgrades.

GLI Cloud also:

  • Notifies users when certification statuses change;
  • Displays supplier customer notifications for all user’s games; and
  • Stores user uploaded par sheets, pay tables, test reports, and other user-generated documentation

Website: www.gaminglabs.com
G2E booth number: 4430


EXPANDING REACH

Global Cash Access (GCA) is the leading provider of fully integrated cash access solutions and related services to the gaming industry.

GCA offers a full suite of integrated cash access solutions and services from ATMs to interactive payment processing. When selecting a traditional cash access solution like ATMs, credit card cash access transactions, POS debit card transactions, and check warranty services, or if you prefer a more modern approach for cash access using products such as slot machine ticket redemption and jackpot kiosks, GCA has solutions to fit every need.

GCA’s core cash access solutions are enriched when implemented with complementary services to improve credit decision making, automate cashier operations and enhance patron marketing. Additionally, GCA also offers industry leading AML and efficiency software to supplement every transaction through the company’s recent acquisition of NEWave.

GCA also offers a robust line of products to support the emerging interactive space, from payment processing to loyalty programs.

Website: www.gcainc.com
G2E booth number: 4440


CLEAN WINNER

When you feel the weight of the new GOJO CXT counter mount soap dispenser you’ll know it outperforms plastic dispensers. This dispenser features:

  • A commercial-grade, solid metal fixture that is built to withstand casino abuse;
  • A fully waterproof system, including submersible electronics, for ultimate dependability; and
  • A BUILT FOR LIFE performance guarantee.

Install it and forget it!

Website: www.gojo.com/casino


ADVENTURE SERIES

Zuma Adventures, GTECH’s latest addition to its community product line, is available in a three-pack, with two unique base games, market-proven community bonus eligibility, and three innovative community bonuses.

Mystery Coast is a 5x4 game with stacked symbols. Mystery Jungle offers a completely different playing experience, introducing a new functionality featuring Zuma’s innovative rolling ball track as it populates the reels on two game grids below it.

Utilizing market-proven, timer-based community bonus eligibility, the community bonus triggers every seven minutes and players earn eligibility by collecting hearts. Qualifying is made even faster with the new Qualification feature, in which hearts rain down onto the player.

Three community bonuses offer variety with free spins and interactive options while five mystery triggered events place wilds on the main game base screen. A randomly triggered Ghost Pot increases with forfeited qualification from individual EGMs.

Website: www.gtech.com
G2E booth number: 1264


BUILDING BLOCKS

JCM Global’s iVIZION bill validator is the foundation of intelligent validation. Now iVIZION’s bundled enhancement tools, or Dynamic Network Applications (DNA), build on that foundation.

DNA empowers operators with real-time reports, alerts, diagnostics, etc., with real-time health and event monitoring of all peripheral components used inside an EGM, utilizing either a wired or wireless connection to a local server.

Peripherals that DNA can monitor are practically limitless and include bill validators, table game validators, ticket printers, card readers, digital displays and coin acceptors.

DNA passively monitors the SAS line, provides diagnostics, analytics and value-added features that can all be managed through DNA’s user-friendly mobile dashboard. The dashboard was specifically designed for platform flexibility and can easily be used on a PC, a tablet or a mobile phone. Additionally, DNA gives flexibility of information the user chooses to use/see for reports.

Website: www.jcmglobal.com
G2E booth number: 3633


RICH EXPERIENCE

With its colossal sound, 360-degree attract lighting, and huge 32-inch dual high-definition LCD display, Konami Gaming’s Podium Goliath is populating more floor space than ever at this year’s show. Because it’s compatible with any KP3 theme on the market, Goliath will  showcase some of the latest games available to any Podium cabinet model, as well as its exclusive new standalone progressive Gigantic Wheel of Winning. In addition, Konami has secured a full bank of international market releases, leading up to Goliath’s worldwide launch.  

One new KP3 game theme that will be highlighted on Goliath is Inari Riches, a brand new game in Konami’s REELEVEN series. Boasting a grand total of 11 independent spinning reels, REELEVEN consists of a 3x3 middle grid, framed by one standard reel on either side. Because of these thrilling mechanics and the game’s mysterious Japanese-themed design elements, Inari Riches immediately stands out and awakens interest. Not to mention, popular Xtra Reward and Oversized Symbol Features keep players engaged far beyond the initial attraction.

Website: www.konamigaming.com
G2E booth number: 1154


GOING MOBILE

This year at G2E, Micro Gaming Technologies (MGT)will be unveiling MGT PROMOTION. MGT PROMOTIONallows casino operators to stay connected to their patrons with exciting promotions and offers on a mobile device. Not only will casino operators have the power of MGT on their mobile devices, but casino patrons will too. Customers can view available promotions, offers and account information within their personal mobile devices. When the patron arrives at the property they will be able to check-in to drawings and participate in promotions from their device.

In addition to MGT PROMOTION, MGT will also be bringing back the popular PROMO App Module this year at G2E. MGT PROMO Apps Module goes beyond the visual aid games to engage patrons in a way that increases participation, play, and profitability.

Website: www.mgtinc.net
G2E booth number: 1941


TOUCHING GESTURE

Better Touch is a new lottery style game from Ortiz Gaming. In true Ortiz Gaming style, players can play up to four lottery-tickets at once, and are offered multiple bonuses throughout the game. Game play begins after a player chooses their favorite six numbers on each lottery ticket. The lottery balls are drawn, highlighting winning numbers on each card. A jackpot triggers gold sequins lighting up the screen while gold coins rain down. The bonuses in Better Touch are activated by different colored balls making up the lottery number combination. If a player draws a green or a purple lottery ball in their lottery winning combination they can earn up to three times their winnings. With these extra bonuses and the ability to play additional lottery tickets at once, this game is a new revolution in lottery. Better Touch is available in Class II and Class III formats.

Website: www.ortizgaming.com
G2E booth number: 3264


OUTTA S.I.T.E

Award winning Rymax Marketing Services presents the next generation of merchandise rewards for player events through demographic segmentation and alignment via R-S.I.T.E (Rymax’s Strategic Interactive Themed Events).

R-S.I.T.E integrates R-Score—our proprietary event analytic platform that matches over 300 high-equity brands (direct from manufacturers) to your players. This means the right merchandise for your specific audience while leveraging the latest and the greatest merchandise at wholesale pricing.

Onsite events are important to a property’s overall performance. Rymax works strategically with a property to create something that appeals to players by using on-trend, innovative ideas and motivational rewards that will keep VIP players coming back.

In addition, Rymax offers the following extras to make your event special: personalized fitting events; shopping sprees; audio experiences; ultimate race events; gift wrapping and special packaging; individual drop shipping; and no order minimums.

Website: www.rymaxinc.com
G2E booth number: 2108


FIGHTING CHANCE

The BATTLESHIP brand from WMS GAMING is back, this time with a beautiful new twist—pin-up girls! Combining the popular board game with the proven-performing Colossal Reels play mechanic, this game is sure to have players on board.

Any random winning spin may award the Battle Board feature, where players pick spots on the WMS version of the classic board game for WILD reels, multipliers, or more.  Pick a pin-up girl as an opponent in theBATTLESHIP Spins Bonus awarding the Submarine Spins, BATTLESHIP Spins, or a combination of the two. Collect symbols to fire missiles at the top screen, potentially sinking a ship for a progressive in the BATTLESHIP Spins, or watch as pegs fly onto the reels, potentially hitting their target and leaving a WILD symbol behind in the Submarine Spins.

But that’s not all—watch as stacks of WILDs appear fully on the main array and transfer over to the Colossal Reels array, in the transferring WILDs feature.

Website: www.wms.com
G2E booth number: 1116


UPRISING

At G2E 2014, Zitro, the world leader in video bingo games, launches ZITRO REVOLUTION 2014, featuring a large number of community game introductions, innovations and improved functionalities.

Zitro’s new community games include a new AirCash that features four different prize levels.  Treasure Box is Zitro’s new pirate-themed slot-style community bonus and Splash automatically “splashes” adjoining players to participate in the bonus feature.  With its new functionalities, ZITRO REVOLUTION 2014 allows any player to immediately qualify for any one of these new community games.

These new features and innovations are the result of Zitro’s commitment to R&D to ensure that its products are the most entertaining, the most dynamic, the most exciting and the most profitable games in the electronic video bingo industry.

Website: www.zitrogames.com/en
G2E booth number: 3853


RIGHT FIGHT

Ainsworth Game Technology continued its A Winning Play theme at this year’s G2E with the all-new A560SL, a one-screen wonder specially designed and custom built for a unique, highly entertaining game range. The A560SL features a striking 32-inch high-definition display, 19-inch LCD topper option for jackpot promotion, a lighting package stylized to the game, premium surround sound technology, sky-high stacks and the latest in animations.

The A560SL will premiere with a packed range of standout game brands including Rumble Rumble, Whopper Reels, Bonus Bonanza, Rampaging Rhino, Frontier, 5 Star Jackpots, Order of the Dragons, Fire Wizard and Ice Wizard. Additional games are due for release FY2014- 2015.

Website: www.ainsworth.com.au
G2E booth number: 1864


STAR QUALITY

Novomatic Group, led by the AGI team, will present an international display of product innovations covering the whole spectrum of gaming entertainment as well as products that are specifically dedicated to U.S. markets.

The booth will once again boast product highlights for the international gaming markets—among them Coolfire II and NOVOLINE Interactive games presentations that will display a huge selection of games, available as single games as well as in the ever popular Super-V+ Gaminator and Premium-V+ Gaminator and NOVO LINE Interactive multi-game mixes, respectively—with up to 28 games per mix and introducing a new POS concept of multi-game presentation.

The games are presented in the Dominator, with its revolutionary cabinet design exclusively for the NOVO LINE platform, and in the Super-V+ Gaminator III and NOVOSTAR SL cabinets. The NOVOSTAR V.I.P. will celebrate its U.S. premiere, introducing panorama format game play with its large Crown V.I.P. chair and an extra 46-inch upper screen positioned at the perfect ergonomic distance for game play in top comfort.

Website: www.novomatic.com
G2E booth number: 2653


CASHING IN

DiTRONICS Financial Services is a full-service funds access provider. Products and services include ATM and multi-function ticket redemption kiosks, check guarantee services, cash advance, iGaming multi-channel funding platforms, digital wallet, cash card, marketing and analytics, SMART dispense and mobile applications. Transaction Rewards is the first-of-its-kind solution that integrates DiTRONICS cash access applications directly to a player database. The new DFS-200 kiosk extends funds access to both land-based and online customers and allows players to redeem slot tickets and break bills as well as access funds via ATM, cash advance and even check cashing transactions. SMART Dispense offers custom denomination mix control by zone, by machine and/or by transaction type.

Website: www.ditronics.com
G2E booth number: 3616


RECOGNIZING THE CHAIR

Gary Platt Manufacturing was founded on the concept that a high-quality, more comfortable chair would increase players’ “time on device” and, as a result, casino revenues. From Gary Platt’s inception in 1997, the impact it has had on casino seating is significant, and the company is recognized as a leader in the industry. Gary Platt manufactures high-quality casino seating including chairs for slot machines, table games and poker games. The exlusive X-Tended Play Seats deliver incredible comfort and durability for longer play and wear.

Website: www.garyplatt.com
G2E booth number: 2831


FORTUNATE SLOT

G2E attendees will be among the first to see Wheel of Fortune Jackpot Paradise, the latest MegaJackpots game from International Gaming Technology (IGT). Housed on IGT’s CrystalCore cabinet and featuring a 42-inch vertical HD touchscreen, this player-favorite theme boasts multi-level progressives, bonus content and free spins, giving players an interactive experience with the big wheel similar to what contestants experience on the stage of the popular television show. In a first for Wheel of Fortune, the wide area progressive can be won from the jackpot bonus round. Players will be captivated by the game’s seamlessly incorporated content featuring the TV show’s hostess as well as a tropical theme, complete with island-inspired graphics.

Website: www.igt.com
G2E booth number: 2139


HAVING A BALL

Interblock USA, the leading provider in multi-player games, will showcase their G5 Product line at the 2014.

The G5 MiniStar Roulette with Player Information Display is the smallest and best performing five-seat product available on the market from Interblock’s newly launched G5 family of gaming products. It is available with a single- or double-zero roulette wheel, however in a much smaller diameter—approximately 2 meters (6.5 feet) and it’s built to accommodate any casino floor size with a much smaller footprint. Players benefit from a mystery progressive jackpot system (Golden Chip), fast result detection, additional side bets and excellent roulette wheel visibility. The game will also be shown with eight- and 10-seat configurations.

Website: www.interblockgaming.com
G2E booth number: 1439


BACK FOR MORE

Multimedia Games will continue to bring its Austin, Texas flair this year to G2E, showing 100 themes from their extensive game library, the latest titles for Platinum MPX, The Texan HDX, a new premium Texas-sized cabinet standing 8 feet tall, the never-before-seen Apex V Topper, and Cash Boom Bang, the latest out-of-revenue game for the award winning TournEvent.

In addition to the new themes and high-limit room, the award-winning Platinum MPX cabinet will showcase six themes, including the award winning Thundering Herd, Invasion 2: The Return, The Valkyries, and Cabinet of Curiosities. The final two games, Dracula and Haunted House 2, will be featured in Multimedia’s first ever haunted house at the booth.

Website: www.multimediagames.com
G2E booth number: 1165


RUN FOR THE MONEY

Aristocrat Technologies understands different players want different experiences, and the J*SERIES features diversified product lines specifically created to target jackpot-chasing players. The latest in this collection isJackpot Streak, with two titles for players to enjoy: Sparkling Royal and Garden of Amazon.

In Jackpot Streak games, players are entertained by large stacks of symbols that transform in a combination of arresting graphics and heavy animation. Players also chase jackpots in a unique way. In both Sparkling Royal and Garden of Amazon, players chase consecutive line wins during the free games. With each consecutive win, players will receive a multiplier with an extra free game or jackpot win. A fifth consecutive win awards the Grand Jackpot. Players can win multipliers and more free games if a jackpot is not awarded.

Sparkling Royal and Garden of Amazon are available in the new and technologically advanced Helix cabinet, and each game features a three-level progressive jackpot. Both games have a low volatility and high feature frequency to keep players engaged and rewarded with high levels of anticipation and frequent jackpots.

Website: www.aristocrat-us.com
G2E booth number: 1141


SHOT OF CLASS

Aruze Gaming America introduces its first ever INNOVATOR linked 5-level progressive jackpot series, RAPID SHOT. This link features three titles, RAPID SHOT DIAMOND, RAPID SHOT RUBY, and RAPID SHOT SAPPHIRE, all of which are played at five-reels, 30 lines, and a recommended denomination of 1cent. This progressive series features a 60-inch LCD monitor displaying the five levels of jackpots available and overhead signage to give great product visibility from any location on casino floors. The most player appealing feature this series has to offer is no matter how small or how large the bet, a jackpot can be won on any bet level.

Website: www.aruzegaming.com
G2E booth number: 1253


DEAD OR ALIVE

Incredible Technologies (IT) will be utilizing G2E 2014 to launch Infinity, a new gaming technology platform, and to debut the new Infinity U23 cabinet, which will house games such as Lady of the Dead. Infinity represents what IT is calling the “foundation for their future” with its radical lighting effects, powerful system capabilities and sleek new shape.

Additionally, IT will showcase dozens of new games and a revamped product strategy featuring its new E-Play, V-Pro and I-Series family of games.

Website: www.itsgames.com
G2E booth number: 4459


JET POWERED

The JetScan iFX line of ticket, currency and check scanners from Cummins Allison utilizes breakthrough imaging technology to sort and count currency—plus image and process tickets and checks—with extreme accuracy, speed and efficiency. Combined with less stopping and easy-to-read touch-screen operation, the JetScan iFX product line brings productivity to a new level. Smaller, faster and more flexible than other sorters, this line offers desktop units with full ticket image capture, check image capture and currency processing on one machine, eliminating operational redundancy and bringing processing efficiencies to even the most compact areas of casinos. The iFX product line also includes flexible multi-pocket sorters with scalable horizontal and vertical configurations.

Website: www.cumminsallison.com
G2E booth number: 4947


DOUBLE VISION

Casino gaming kiosks from Olea Kiosks feature two large LCD monitors—a 19-inch fully-interactive touchscreen, and a 24-inch advertising screen, which can greatly increase the ROI opportunities for gaming properties. While the touchscreen is used to fulfill player transactions, such as verifying identity and dispensing loyalty program cards, the upper display monitor allows a casino to advertise current and future promotions or sell the advertising space to their sponsors.

Website: www.olea.com