PROFILE: The shape of things to come for Ainsworth

Ainsworth Game Technology will display its brand-new A-STAR Curve cabinet at the upcoming National Indian Gaming Association Tradeshow & Convention (NIGA).

The A-STAR Curve features a 43-inch floating infinity monitor, dynamic LED lighting and a state-of-the-art LCD button deck, according to company literature. The new cabinet—Ainsworth’s first to launch in North America since 2017—incorporates supreme engineering and a sleek modern design into an exciting new product for tribal casino partners across the country. The all new A-STAR Curve offers an elegant design that will attract players on any casino floor. 

Several games will be shown on the A-STAR, including: 

  • Vault of Riches—One of Ainsworth’s most bonus-packed titles, Vault of Riches offers the potential for a Magnifying Glass bonus on every spin. Players can also enable free games and pick ‘em features on this action filled title. 
     
  • Path to Wealth—Path to Wealth gives players the chance to traverse a game board on the path to credit awards, free games, and more. The persistent-state style of game offers three-levels of standalone progressive jackpots. 
     
  • Mega Choice Superstar—Five classic titles are available on this multigame offering. Players can choose from two top-performing QuickSpin titles—Super Charged 7s and Super Crystal 7s—or among the popular Ainsworth high-denom games Thunder Cash, The Enforcer and Reel Hot Fruit 7s. 
     
  • Lucky Empress—This innovative title gives payers a great high-volatility gambling experience. In Lucky Empress, players collect coins to unlock huge multipliers in a “spin ‘til you win” format. Add a beautiful Asian-themed display and it has the makings of a hit. 
     
  • Fortune Tree Series: Ingot Tree and Climbing Fortune—This pair of expanding pot-style games gives players the chance to chase a three-level mystery standalone progressive jackpot on every spin. Each title offers a unique free games feature and a gorgeous Asian-themed art package. 
     
  • Sliding Stacks: Diesel Dollars and March of the Zombies—This new series from Ainsworth’s U.S. development studio offers a new spin on persistent state gaming. Players who receive a full stack of wilds on any reel keep the wilds for up to four paid spins as it moves right to left for big wins. 
     

PROFILE: Eclipse is “Going Beyond the Game” at NIGA 2020

The Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention is an important event for Eclipse Gaming as the company comes together with tribal partners to further strengthen relationships. Eclipse is excited to continue its commitment to customers by “Going Beyond the Game” to create products that drive powerful results for its tribal casino partners and their communities, according to information provided by the company.

While in the Eclipse booth, tribal leaders will have the opportunity to play a wide variety of new game content, all featured on the new Impact 27 and Impact 43 portrait cabinets. The sleek, ergonomic design paired with dynamic lighting and enriched audio transforms the gaming experience.

Taking the stage is Diamond Mine Madness and Gem of the Nile, the initial games in Eclipse’s new Gem Link series. Both themes provide entertainment with stacked wilds, a hold and respin bonus game and the coveted Link UP Plus bonus symbols which increase all Gem Link symbols and generate rewarding wins. 

Featured on the Impact 43 portrait cabinet, The $ Vault is a classic three-reel game offered in both a one-line and a five-line version. Players are challenged to land three bonus symbols, which unlock one of the three locks on the vault door and reveal the riches inside. When all locks are activated, the player enters the wheel bonus for the chance to win all three progressives off a single spin of the wheel.

Another highlight in the Eclipse booth is the cunning Golden Fox. This Asian-themed game offers a stunning 720 ways to win, stacked wilds, free spins and scatter pays. Golden Fox features an entertaining 3-4-5-4-3 reel configuration, with pay lines that win from left-to-right or right-to-left, giving the player even more chances to take home a big win. 



IGT TO EMPHASIZE THE PLAYER EXPERIENCE AT NIGA

At the 2020 Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention (NIGA), IGT will demonstrate “Player-Driven Performance” and how the company’s portfolio of world-class gaming solutions can modernize the player experience and drive growth for tribal casinos. At its NIGA booth, IGT will debut its expanded portfolio with new hardware and content to deliver unrivaled gaming experiences, according to press materials.

NIGA marks the trade show debut of the company’s PeakSlant gaming machine. The impressive cabinet features three 32-inch, full-HD displays, along with USB and wireless charging ports for personal devices. The new cabinet will be unveiled with compelling new content such as Treasure Box, Dragon Spell and Wu Dragon. The company will also highlight its proven core content with the latest iterations of IGT classic titles such as Hexbreaker 3 and Magic of the Nile on the CrystalCurve gaming machine. 

Building on the success of Class III Proven Performer content, IGT will present its expanded portfolio of Class II versions of these titles including Temple of Fire, Fortune Gong and Icy Wilds on the CrystalDual 27 gaming machine. NIGA attendees can also experience the Hotter than Blazes and Pinball games on the S3000 gaming machine. 

Tribal gaming operators can get a first-hand look at IGT’s latest central determination system (CDS)-compatible offerings on two different gaming machines, the CrystalDual 27 featuring Golden Rooster Unleashed and Wolf Run Gold; and the CrystalCurve gaming machine featuring Dangerous Beauty, Scarab Grand and Mistress of Egypt. 

IGT will shine a spotlight on its expanded multi-level progressive content library with Fortune Coin Boost and Scarab Link on the company’s latest single-screen portrait cabinet, PeakSlant 49. This stand-out cabinet features a curved, 49-inch, ultra-HD display, a 13.3-inch Dynamic Player Panel and a series of advanced technology features such as a wireless charging port for personal devices. 

The company will highlight the latest additions to the Wheel of Fortune game family with Mystery Link on the PeakSlant 49 with Wheel cabinet. This modern hardware solution includes a 49-inch, ultra-HD touchscreen display and is topped with a 27-inch Wheel of Fortune wheel. IGT will also highlight its latest gameshow-themed title with The Price is Right Video Slots. In addition, the company will demonstrate its innovation leadership with True 4D titles such as Carnival of Wonders.

The company’s latest tournament solution, Cleopatra Tournament, will serve as a major focal point within IGT’s booth. The company will leverage this tournament technology to host NIGA’s annual Charity Slot Tournament benefitting the Spirit of Sovereignty. 
 

NOVOMATIC CELEBRATES ITS 40TH AT NIGA

NOVOMATIC Americas presents the 40th Anniversary of the NOVOMATIC Group at NIGA to showcase its most comprehensive portfolio of gaming entertainment technology yet, highlighting product entertainment that promises compelling player engagement and fun. 

Entertainment-centric cabinets, new sports betting technology, and many modern exhilarating progressives will be the focus on the NOVOMATIC Americas stand this year. Tribal gaming customers will see the growth and commitment with an emphasis on player entertainment as NOVOMATIC’s product lines are showcased alongside a substantial variety of highly entertaining new themes, core content, systems, new sports betting kiosks, ETG platforms and exciting new progressive jackpot product lines. 

Featured at the NOVOMATIC Americas booth will be their latest suite of linked progressive product lines, including the showcase of the MONEY PARTY Link, the gorgeous Samurai Beauty as well as the JI DENG GAO ZHAO Link and the wildly successful THUNDER CASH Link, with the addition of the Golden Seas theme. The MONEY PARTY Link will undoubtedly bring excitement and action to any casino floor. With an attractive progressive package and mix of two themes, Fruity Fruity and Juicy Juicy, the link will appeal to a wide variety of players. NOVOMATIC has put a fresh spin on fruit games with desirable jackpot mechanics, and new trigger features sure to produce sweet entertainment. 

Standalone progressive products are prominently featured with the brand new PRIZE PAYS games, the PAY DAY progressive series and the mesmerizing Dancing Tiger and Dancing Lantern standalone progressive games. 

With the latest hardware solutions featuring exclusive gaming content, the PANTHERA Curve 1.43 and V.I.P. Lounge Curve 1.43 are the player standard as the perfect HD gaming curved viewing angle and proven performance will keep customers engaged and operators adding more to their floor.