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TCSJH signs exclusive supply
Wheel of
Fortune Super
deal with Holland Casinos
Spin Five-Station
hits Italy
fter a lengthy and vigorous process (Senior Product Manager Table Games) around the
assessing TCSJOHNHUXLEY’s Chipper upgrade and renewal of the Chipper Contract with
Champ 2 chip sorting machine, Holland the Group. Finally a 3-month trial was agreed to take C
asino de la Vallee has
become the first casino in
Europe to launch IGT’s
Casino signed a five-year exclusive supply place in two of Holland Casino’s key properties – Wheel of Fortune Super Spin Five-
contract during the G2E show in Las Vegas. Scheveningen and Rotterdam. Station Video Slots. The casino’s
Holland Casino has been a long-standing customer Both chipping machines were vigorously tested goal to re-capture the former
of TCSJOHNHUXLEY across a broad spectrum of from all perspectives - technical, efficiency, Italian glamour by supplying their
products for many years. The core of the relationship operational, noise etc. and employees were formally customers with premium products
is based on the Chipping Machine; Holland Casino required to complete preference questionnaires and continues to grow as they add the
entered into its first rental agreement of chip sorting voice opinions about all aspects of the machines. new game to their already
machines some 18 years ago, with the Chipper After the three-month trial was complete, the Chipper fantastic selection of IGT
Champ supplied to all their casinos throughout Champ 2 unit was recommended as the preferred Premium products.
Holland. The original machines lasted for many years option. Wheel of Fortune Super Spin
until the introduction of the Chipper Champ Plus, Amber Ho-A-Sjoe was delighted with the outcome Five-Station Video Slots is a
which Holland Casino installed on a like for like and commented, “Holland Casino has thoroughly linked-progressive game with a
replacement throughout their estate. The rentals approached the choice for a new chip sorting five-player station surrounding
continued and their satisfaction was further machine, and we are pleased to continue our the bonus wheel, which creates a
demonstrated when TCSJOHNHUXLEY introduced relationship with TCSJOHNHUXLEY with their new huge attraction for players. Bonus-
the Chipper Champ 2 to the market and agreed to a machine” eligible players have a countdown
head to head trial against a competitive product. TCSJOHNHUXLEY would like to take the to participate in a wheel spin,
Discussions around the trial commenced late 2006 opportunity to thank Holland Casino for their inviting players and onlookers to
where Roger Hawkins (then MD for Europe) and continued business and support throughout this an exciting bonus round session.
David Charnock (GM for Europe), entered into process and at the same time, welcome Mr Flink as he Wheel of Fortune and Casino
discussion with Amber Ho-A-Sjoe (Vice President – now leads the Holland Casino organisation. de la Vallee have a long history
Product Management) and Robin Middendorp together. The Italian players at St.
Vincient have been enjoying IGT’s
GPI wins big Asian orders
Wheel of Fortune for 10 years.
The success of Wheel of Fortune
and now the presence of Wheel of
Fortune Super Spin Five-Station
aming Partners International (GPI) has secured two substantial orders to supply casino chips and RFID Video Slots will surely contribute
technology to two casinos in Macau and the Philippines due to open in the first half of 2009. The total to the continued excitement and
value of the orders exceeds $8 million with RFID chips accounting for around 80 per cent of the total. success of Casino de la Vallee. Mr.
City of Dreams in Macau, scheduled to open in the second quarter with 550 gaming tables when completed, Luca Frigerio, Sole Director said
has chosen GPI to provide high-frequency RFID Bourgogne & Grasset plaques. GPI has also been providing “Wheel of Fortune is the first step
Melco PBL properties Crown Macau and Crown Melbourne with RFID Casino Currency Control solutions since towards putting a whole range of
2007. This new order maintains GPI’s dominance in the Macau casino currency control supply market. new and exciting IGT premium
Newport City in Manila, Philippines, a development of Star Cruises, a division of the Genting Bhd subsidiary products on our floor. With these
Resorts World, in association with local company Alliance Global Group, will include a casino with 450 tables quality products we strive to bring
scheduled to open by the middle of this year. Newport City has chosen GPI to supply low-frequency RFID back the old Italian glamour to
Bourgogne & Grasset gaming chips, jetons, plaques and readers for Casino Currency Casino de la Vallee.”
Control solutions. Through its French subsidiary SAS, GPI is a long-time supplier to the
Philippines market. The company has been providing chips, jetons and plaques to all
Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) casinos for more than 30
years. Recent orders in the country include supplying the “web” casinos Eastern Hawaii
and Sun City in Cagayan Freeport zone, with some RFID chips and jetons.
“We are thrilled to have secured such substantial orders for these two exciting new
Asian casinos,” said Christophe Leparoux, International Director of Sales and
Marketing for GPI’s subsidiary in France. “The acceptance of GPI’s RFID technology
in Macau casinos is unprecedented and the growth of RFID implementation in
casinos in the Philippines and more broadly Asia has been on the increase.”
Gerard P. Charlier, President and Chief Executive Officer of GPI commented, “The
continued confidence in GPI and our RFID products by our leading customers all
over the world and particularly in Asia is extremely encouraging as we strive to
provide creative casino currency tracking solutions to meet the specific needs of our
valued clients and their players.”
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