For most people, harbingers of spring include blooming flowers, leaves on trees, returning birds, warmer weather and ever increasing amounts of daylight. For those involved in the gaming industry however, the number one sign that spring is almost upon us is the annual Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention, hosted as always by the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA).
This year, the NIGA tradeshow and convention will be taking place April 17-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. As in years past, the event will include conference sessions, training seminars, keynote speakers, networking opportunities, award ceremonies and entertainment activities.
Also front-and-center at NIGA will be an expansive tradeshow floor full of the latest products from leading gaming industry vendors. Casino Journal has offered some of these manufacturers an opportunity to highlight the wares they will be showcasing at their booths in their own words. Here are the responses:
MONOPOLY ON FUN
Mr. Monopoly wants you to win big money playing Monopoly Millionaire!
Monopoly Millionaire from Scientific Games is five-reel, 40-line game showcased on the dramatic ALPHA Pro Wave 360 and stars a Big Wheel Bonus where every spin is a winner. The wheel spins around the circumference of the cabinet bank’s striking topper and awards credit prizes, the Railroad Bonus, Electric Company Bonus or Free Parking Bonus where a single-level wide-area Progressive Jackpot can be won.
Ride the rails with Mr. Monopoly in the Railroad Bonus where during free games, a multiplier is awarded for every spin. In the Electric Company Bonus, turn on the power during free games to electrify light bulbs for credit prizes. Go to Jail and roll dice for doubles to win jackpots. Or pick parking spaces for jackpots in the Free Parking Bonus. There is also a Community Chest feature in the base game where players pick for a credit prize and Mystery symbols on every spin increases the heart-pounding excitement of this thrilling game.
Indian Gaming 2018 booth #: 934
The 120 architects and interior designers of HBG Design create award-winning design experiences for clients across the entertainment and hospitality industry. The firm is consistently ranked a national Top 10 hospitality and entertainment design firm and was named a Top 35 ‘Interior Design Hospitality Design Giant’ by Interior Design magazine. HBG Design office locations: Memphis, Tenn., and San Diego, Calif.
A past NIGA Associate Member of the Year, HBG Design is one of the largest providers of professional services in the Indian gaming industry. The firm’s diverse clients represent 37 Native American Nations, with numerous projects in the works including the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Resort outside Phoenix, Ariz., and the expansion of Sycuan Casino Resort in El Cajon, Calif. The firm recently completed the first tribal casino in the state of Indiana: the Four Winds South Bend Casino for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi.
Indian Gaming 2018 booth #: 813
BUNCH OF FUN
Everi’s new Empire 5527 premium lease cabinet features a portrait-oriented 55-inch upper display and landscape-oriented 27-inch lower display. The cabinet leverages proven technology from the company’s Empire MPX cabinet to deliver an exciting new player experience with visuals never before seen on an Everi gaming device.
The debut game for the Empire 5527 is The Brady Bunch, a licensed title based on the classic sitcom. This exciting game will feature the show’s beloved characters along with a variety of bonus games that include video clips and sound from the show’s most memorable moments. There are multiple mystery bonus triggers and two exciting picking bonuses—including the Hawaii Pick Bonus, which offers the chance to win the Grand Progressive, and the Sunshine Day free spins, which offers a frequent retrigger and increasing multiplier—along with a featured “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” bonus that brings Maureen McCormick’s legendary Marcia Brady character to life.
Indian Gaming 2018 booth #: 1146
ON THE EDGE
At NIGA 2018, AGS will showcase how the new Orion Slant cabinet magnifies the innovation of its award-winning Orion Premium Portrait cabinet with its consistently unmatched performance, distinctive style and incredible flexibility. This new configuration builds off Orion’s uniquely entertaining design in a slant-top format, giving operators a new option for the underserved slant-top cabinet marketplace. At 69 inches tall and 28 inch wide, the Orion Slant’s smart footprint and optimal sight lines enable casinos to showcase what lies beyond the casino floor while still attracting players into the diverse mix of Orion Slant’s premium game titles. Featuring a 32-inch top monitor, 24-inch bottom monitor, an LCD button deck and a USB charging port, the Orion Slant offers players a comfortable yet immersive gaming experience. Available for sale or lease at NIGA with a game library based on proven math models such as Dragon Fa, Phoenix Fa, Diamond 7 and Winferno 7, each new title includes player-favorite game mechanics like pick’em bonuses, volatility pickers, vibrant crisp graphics and 420 eye-catching emotive LED lights.
Indian Gaming 2018 booth #: 1137
IGT continues to elevate its electronic table games (ETG) offering with the introduction of the company’s new Dynasty terminal. The full-HD cabinet can accommodate live and random number generated (RNG) games, and incorporates the latest hardware, software and player experience advancements. The landscape-oriented cabinet is equipped with a wide range of features that enhance the player experience such as an intuitive user interface, player-selectable language options, customizable merchandising area, unique lighting packages, USB charging port, cup holder and more.
The terminal supports a growing library of IGT table games including multi baccarat, roulette, live blackjack and sic bo. Additionally, IGT’s Dynasty terminal is compatible with other IGT products such as IGT Advantage casino management system, PlaySpot mobile wagering app and Dynasty Live
Indian Gaming 2018 booth #: 647
NO SMALL FRY
The AutoFry line from MTI Products features a ventless, fully-automated deep-frying system with a reputation for reliability, safety and affordability that is unparalleled in the kitchen solutions industry. Every AutoFry model is fully enclosed and fully automated. This makes operation simple and safe for employees and training a breeze.
The AutoFry system is designed for maximum consistency and safety, with built-in ANSUL fire suppression technology in every model. A sealed frying chamber allows AutoFry to operate without a hood and venting system, saving thousands of dollars in installation and operation costs. MTI’s proprietary Simplifry technology offers multiple programmable presets, standby mode, heat/time compensation intelligence and four language presets.
Best of all, no hoods or venting means users can serve up an entire menu without the need of expensive renovations to a kitchen or food prep area, allowing for the transformation of the bottom line instead of the business model.
Gaming Support’s Jackpot Controller has combined with J.P. Slots video display product for use in slot machine top boxes. This device will be on display at the Dynasty Games booth during NIGA.
This product collaboration attracts players and increases play with colorful, high-visibility jackpot values drawing more attention and play from slot customers. The Gaming Support Jackpot Controller is available as a link progressive that supports up to 250 machines or a standalone controller supporting a single machine.
For further information please contact your Dynasty Games sales representative.
THE COMFY CHAIR
Gasser’s Chair Company’s new Player’s Choice 108 is designed for maximum comfort and durability while offering signature craftsmanship, cutting edge technology and contemporary styling... no matter what the choice of game. Available with two different seat width options, the Player Choice 108 is ready to increase player comfort anywhere on the casino floor. The Player’s Choices 108 utilizes a unique Deep Seat Lumbar Support feature that offers optimal comfort while promoting active posture to increase engagement and play times. The modular design of the Player’s Choice 108 allows for a wide variety of base designs and handle options to be tailored for specific applications. From Gasser’s Patented HALO disc base for slots to five-vane bases for poker, the Player’s Choice 108 is ready to make player’s feel lucky.
Indian Gaming 2018 booth #: 928
SCA Gaming is the most experienced promotion company in the gaming industry. Over the past 22 years, SCA has deployed more than 20,000 promotional events to hundreds of casinos worldwide. Gaming operators utilizing SCA’s promotion and loyalty solutions consistently enjoy measureable increases in ROI, net gains in profitability and benefit enhancements that drive player loyalty. Highly regarded in the industry for its long history of successful large format digital display kiosk promotions, interactive game shows, prize wheels and web and mobile products, SCA’s development of the GEMS (Guest Engagement Management System) loyalty platform, further defines the company as a gaming total solutions partner.
New for 2018 is Rapid Enroll, offering simplified club enrollment and player card printing and reprinting, on one self-service kiosk. Rapid Enroll manages up to four loyalty card levels and is available with or without the GEMS system.
Indian Gaming 2018 booth #: 1028
U.S. Bank Gaming Services combines an award winning processing platform, cutting edge cash access solutions, dedicated professionals and the industry leading expertise that comes with more than 25 years in the gaming industry. Clients who choose U.S. Bank for ATMs, TITO kiosks and cash access services such as credit/debit card cash advance and check guarantee get a partner with a solution that exceeds expectations for dependability, responsiveness and, ultimately, cash to the floor.
Phone: (800) 784-5414
Indian Gaming 2018 booth #: 1126
A NEW DAWN
The G2E reviews were hot and the game is finally here… Everybody is cool! The From Dusk Till Dawn game from Novomatic Americas will blow your mind with three random bonuses, two jackpot levels and one hell of a ride on the Bonus Twister Wheel. Any time, any bet—you’re a lucky creature!
Presented on the NOVOSTAR V.I.P. III and V.I.P. Lounge cabinets, this 50-line, five-reel game will not disappoint. With gorgeous Salma, edgy Danny Trejo and hot George Clooney symbols to adorn the reels, it is a brand that appeals to the masses. One of the three Mini Bonuses may trigger at any Base Game spin: “Everybody Be Cool” (all characters grow into SETH); “On the Run” (speeding car randomly turns some symbols WILD; or “Cash Explosion” (any win of minimum the total bet is randomly multiplied by up to x25).
Indian Gaming 2018 booth #: 546
SIGN OF THE TIMES
Incredible Technology’s premium product segment utilizes large overhead monitors to create visual impact on the slot floor. The Infinity Skybox features a vertical 55-inch monitor on top of an Infinity U23. The signage is game controlled, displaying bonus features which become active during game play. Each Skybox game has a compelling attract mode and displays big awards to drive coin-in. Infinity Super Skybox utilizes four Infinity Skybox cabinets to integrate shared game displays, creating the equivalent of a 123-inch screen. The groundbreaking game-to-game communication technology creates a game-controlled visual package that is impossible to miss on a slot floor. The bank-wide display features a compelling digital attract mode, including an operator adjustable big win leaderboard.
Indian Gaming 2018 booth #: 353
The new JetScan MPX 8200 multi-pocket currency sorter from Cummins Allison is the company’s most advanced high-volume sorter, offering customers more productivity thanks to 30 percent more throughput than prior generations. This technologically advanced product is part of the continuing Cummins Allison mission to offer casino properties solutions that enhance operations and offer excellent value, according to press materials.
Features of the JetScan MPX 8200 include:
- Faster processing speed—Scan 1,200 mixed bills or TITO tickets per minute, all in one pass, avoiding additional processing.
- Latest technology scanning—Improved scanning technology reads bills better, reducing rejected unreadable bills by 60 percent over previous systems. It also provides users with the highest available level of counterfeit detection.
- Easier jam recovery—A redesigned bill and ticket path reduces jams. When jams do occur, intelligent onscreen instructions let operators clear the jam quickly, minimizing downtime.
Indian Gaming 2018 booth #: 912