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Macau figures are
on the up again
More successes for GLI –
Bumper year for
G
aming revenues in Macau
in Asia and Latin America
AiG is forecast...
showed a 3 percent upturn
in November, year-on-year.
This is far short of the 49 percent G
aming Laboratories presence in Macao, GLI has enjoyed
International (GLI) claims that a strong working relationship with C
larion Gaming and Beacon
Events, organisers of the 7th
annual Asian i-Gaming
its new testing and both the Macao Gaming Inspection Congress & Expo (AiG) which takes
growth enjoyed, year-on-year, interoperability center in Macau is & Coordination Bureau (DICJ) and place at the Venetian in Macau 24-
between November 2006 and the first in the region. the Macao Polytechnic Institute 26 February this year, believe that it
November 2007, but arrests a two- GLI Asia Managing Director Ian (MPI). We extend our gratitude to is set to be the largest gaming
month decline and is seen by Hughes said: “The driving philosophy them and look forward to working congress in the region.
analysts as indicative of continued behind opening GLI Asia is customer together on upcoming projects and More than 500 people attended
strong demand for gaming in China. service. Now we programs.” AiG 2008, half of whom were from
Hong Kong based analyst Gary have a fully- Asia; this year over 700 attendees
Pinge, for instance, stated "The fact functional lab, lGLI was are expected. The exhibition area has
that China had to implement five staffed by experts presented with also doubled in size again, with over
separate visa restrictions in order to with unsurpassed two awards during 40 companies expected to exhibit.
slow Macau's gaming revenue knowledge, to help the recent SAGSE More details: www.aigcongress.com
growth should highlight to investors our clients prepare tradeshow.
the level of pent-up demand for for rapidly changing First, SAGSE
gaming services from mainland technologies and distinguished GLI
Vegas figures the
China. Our view remains that lay down the
(L to R): GLI’s Larry Xiao, James
as “the most
lowest since ’05
mainland China is supportive of groundwork for the
Maida, and MPI’s Dr. Lei Heong Iok,
recognized and
Macau over the longer term." future of gaming.” Raymond Chan CCC Executive Director important
The lab also laboratory, and its
MEI offers head-
functions as GLI’s regional achievements and dedication to the G
aming revenues in Las Vegas
fell by a quarter during
October this year, the tenth
headquarters, serving several Latin American region.” And GLI consecutive monthly fall, giving rise
to-head VAT trials
regional markets including mainland Manager Latin America/Spain to a cumulative decline of 8.3
China (lottery), Macao, Malaysia, the Development Karen Sierra-Hughes percent over twelve months for the
T
ry it for yourself is the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, was honored as a “VIP Woman of state of Nevada, according to
message MEI is sending to Taiwan and other emerging Asian Gaming in Latin America.” figures released by the Gaming
operators about bill validators. gaming and lottery markets. GLI President James R. Maida Control Board. Casinos in Nevada
The company, which makes GLI Asia General Manager Larry said: “We are thrilled and humbled won under $905 million, the lowest
Cashflow SC, is keen for operators Xiao said: “Since establishing a to be recognized for our efforts”. one-month total since April 2005.
to run Value-added Trials (VATs) and
see for themselves, first-hand, how
Cashflow stacks up against
TITO added alongside chip cash National Lampoon
other bill validators on key
performance measurements,
such as “cash in the box”, W
ith the launch of qpon player gaming experience and
serious on gaming
cash, Atronics is now decreasing operational costs.”
offering TITO facilities Operator benefits claimed by
acceptance rate, jam alongside its chip cash smart card Atronic for qpon cash include the
performance and ease of use. system. “We are really excited to elimination of coin handling, the use N
ational Lampoon and Poker
Face have joined forces to
add gaming facilities to one
“We welcome any opportunity to extend our cashless of tickets as an of the busiest online humour
prove the difference the MEI gaming solution extra promotional networks, through
CASHFLOW SC makes,” says Mark range,” said Simon tool, and increased NationalLampoonCasino.com.
Greenawalt, Director, Gaming, Dorsen, Atronic play time resulting in Whether visitors come by for a
Europe and Africa “VATs show the Systems Division’s Director of Sales. increased revenues. few hands of Texas Hold ’Em, a
value MEI provides and the “qpon cash complements the qpon cash also supports SAS quick game of blackjack, or to book
importance of bill validators. Please Atronic portfolio, which now offers a communication protocols and offers a trip to Las Vegas with the site’s
contact your MEI representative, or full suite of cashless gaming full control over ticket redemption travel partners, they will be treated
distributor, to apply for a VAT.” solutions geared to enhancing the and issuing procedures, Atronic say. like a high roller, the companies say.
6 JANUARY 2009
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