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Betstone hires
Shuffle Master rolls out
KIS makes it up
Marzia Turrini
with TableMAX
B
etStone has appointed
more wagering options
Marzia Turrini as Head of
S
huffle Master has added Snow said. “It’s all about content. aming to
Business Development for three new wagering options, The more content we provide, the K
IS Gaming has contracted
with TableMAX G
provide its SUM+IT+UP game
Latin America. including side bets and more options our customers have for use on the TableMAX platform.
Avron Goss, Director BetStone upgrades, to some of its table to offer their players something they Originally invented as a live table
says: “BetStone is delighted to games as part of its ongoing really enjoy.” game, SUM+IT+UP was first shown
welcome Marzia to the team during programme to add bonus bets and The Dealer Bonus side bet allows in 2006 and has been converted to
this exciting period when BetStone progressives to proprietary tables. players to wager on the strength of a video format. Now it’s due to
is demonstrating the difference “With these upgrades, the base the dealer’s hand. Dealer Bonuses appear on tables…
server-based gaming can make in game stays the are available for TableMAX CEO Stephen Crystal
the Latin American market”. same. These Three Card Poker, said, “When KIS Gaming President
“Turrini brings a wealth of server- bonus bets are Four Card Poker, Ted Gottlieb first
based gaming business and added nuances to Ultimate Texas called me, he said
technology expertise to the role, make each game Hold’em, Crazy 4 he could explain
having been immersed in the more interesting Poker, Texas SUM+IT+UP in 10
European and Latin American and fun,” said Hold’em Bonus and seconds, and he
gaming industry for over six years. Roger Snow, Ultimate Draw Poker. did, so I knew it
She has rolled out server-based Shuffle Master Executive Vice The Six Card Bonus side bet is would be very easy for players to
gaming (SBG) projects all over Latin President. offered on Three Card Poker and understand. I then discussed the
America, giving her invaluable Since Shuffle Master began allows players to wager that their game with my team, and we quickly
knowledge to guide BetStone offering additional bonus bets and three cards and the dealer’s three saw the potential to put the game
customers through the strategy, progressive versions at the end of cards will contain two pair or better, on our progressive platform. We are
installation and management of 2007, it has upgraded more than while the new Mini Royal Edition of excited to add SUM+IT+UP to our
SBG and casino management 200 tables. “Our proprietary table Three Card Poker is an upgrade that content library and to offer our
systems.” games division has always been a offers payouts as high as 200 to 1 customers yet another fun game for
great business for us and these when a player receives an Ace-King- their players.”
Gauselmann is
new upgrades play right into that,” Queen suited. The object of the game is for the
player to receive a higher five-card
going great guns
numerical total than the dealer.
There is a side bet for a low or high
F
GSA finally gets ‘responsible’
amily-owned German total, and a built-in video poker
company the Gauselmann has two core product lines: the game. The TableMAX system adds a
Group reported stable revenue Gameplan System, a responsible progressive jackpot.
for the 2008 financial year, earning T
he Gaming Standards
Association international
membership spans most gaming solution, and the Performer,
over €1 billion from its activities in gaming industry segments, an electronic gaming machine.
some 60 countries, which include including operators, manufacturers Techlink President & CEO, John
French firms to
operating 270 arcade- and test labs. Now that Techlink Xidos said, “We are very proud to
casinos in Europe under International Entertainment of join GSA and to support its
offer 3D casino
the Merkur brands. Sydney, Nova Scotia, has joined the standardisation mission. We believe
Staff numbers Association, the GSA includes the the future of gaming is exciting and
grew by around 10 responsible gaming sector. bright, driven by GSA’s protocols, L
ucien Barrière is poised to
launch online and mobile
gaming in the UK. Working in
percent during the period, with Techlink develops internationally- and we want to ensure that GSA partnership with French video
almost 400 hirings, despite what recognised responsible gaming standards provide all the necessary production company MKO, the
the company described as a solutions that provide players with functionality that allows them to casino group will be offering a 3D
‘difficult market’, and increasingly the information and tools they need offer unique products addressing casino experience for Windows
competitive conditions in Germany. to play responsibly. The company responsible gaming.” users at www.lecroupier.com, based
on its Deauville property.
IGE 2009’s attendance figures hold up
Users will need to download a
600Mb file before they can enjoy
the full 3D experience of playing
F
inal figures released by and a further 2,861 attended the gaming, remote gaming, lotteries, Roulette, Blackjack, Poker and
exhibition organisers Clarion co-located remote gaming show betting and land-based casino slots. 2D versions of
Gaming following the launch of ICEi. A further 6,960 buyers from sectors. It attracted 16,692 the games will be
the International Gaming Expo the co-located ATEI (soft gaming visitors, according to Clarion. A available for online
reveal an increased level of visitor expo) visited ICE 2008, boosting further 4,015 badge holders from play instantly.
interest, year on year. the gross attendance to 19,932. the co-located ATEI amusements Sports betting will
Final attendance at ICE 2008 IGE 2009, in effect, combined event crossed over into IGE, be added to the
show hit 12,972, of which 10,111 ICE and ICEi and was populated by swelling the overall show gaming roster later
were unique ICE-dedicated visitors 335 exhibitors from the low-stake attendance to 20,707. this year.
10 APRIL 2009
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