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Atronic’s CRYSTAL.net to
Las Vegas
debut in Monaco
adopts
DEQ’s EZ
A
TRONIC International has announced operate CRYSTAL WEB and CRYSTAL.net
that Monaco-based Société des Bains de simultaneously during the transition is simply the
Baccarat
Mer (MONTE CARLO SBM) is equipping icing on the cake.”
its four luxury casinos with CRYSTAL.net, CRYSTAL.net is the industry’s most robust and
the next generation of online platform powerful platform to date. Developed with the input
and multimedia LCD player tracking. from industry leading operators CRYSTAL.net
MONTE CARLO SBM is the first operator to select maximises revenues, reduces maintenance downtime
CRYSTAL.net as a floor management solution following and streamlines casino operations by combining D
EQ has announced
that the MGM Grand
Hotel and Casino is
the latest casino to
operate EZ Baccarat,
the system’s launch at IGE in London in January. power, efficiency, flexibility, and entertainment. It the company’s award-winning
features the most efficient processing performance, non-commission version of
longest average lifetime, and highest interface baccarat equipped with EZ Trak,
capacity of any online system in the business. Built on an LCD-based hand tracking
proven, robust hardware, CRYSTAL.net helps system.
operators boost their marketing with remarkable Two EZ Baccarats and two EZ
This year, ATRONIC will deploy 912 Electronic multimedia capabilities. Traks have made their debut at
Gaming Devices (EGDs) linked to CRYSTAL.net in “Players really enjoy the personalized MGM Grand after recent success
three of MONTE CARLO SBM’s four properties: the communication that CRYSTAL.net allows. It boosts at the Wynn and Harrah’s Paris
Café de Paris Casino, the Sun Casino and the Monte Players’ Club membership and enhances players’ casino in Las Vegas . This
Carlo Bay Casino. The first 200 EGDs are expected to overall gaming experience,” said Thierry Aiglon, COO product’s success story started in
be installed in June. of ATRONIC International. early 2008 in Southern
MONTE CARLO SBM’s fourth property, The Casino, “It’s a great honour for ATRONIC that the California when the Barona’s
will be equipped with about 300 EGDs in 2010 prestigious MONTE CARLO SBM Group has decided Table Game Manager Mike
following renovations to the facility. to move to CRYSTAL.net. This decision is a clear Patterson decided to champion
CRYSTAL.net is the evolution of ATRONIC’s proven indication that they put their players first as it will the product. EZ Baccarat’s
platform, CRYSTAL WEB. Since MONTE CARLO SBM mark a new era of marketing opportunities for their adoption has been rapid
currently uses CRYSTAL WEB, it will benefit from its slots department.” throughout the Golden State
compatibility with CRYSTAL.net, allowing a seamless ATRONIC has been providing systems solutions to with 46 installations in nine
transition to the new platform. MONTE CARLO SBM since 1999, when it installed casinos in less than a year. In the
“MONTE CARLO SBM chose CRYSTAL.net because the GALAXIS system and CRYSTAL WEB platform. past three months alone, casinos
of its enhanced player communication, its enormous Since then, MONTE CARLO SBM has trusted such as the Morongo Casino
multimedia potential, and its flexibility toward future ATRONIC to provide a wide ranges of system Resort and Spa, Harrah’s Rincon,
technology like the G2S protocol and Server-Based solutions, including Star|Slots, Star|Marketing, IVS Sycuan Resort & Casino, Red
Gaming,” said Mr. Eric Schroeter, Slot Director at interface to ticketing, and Star|Jackpots – Mystery and Hawk Casino and Viejas Casino
MONTE CARLO SBM. “The fact that we are able to Wide Area Progressive (WAP) modules. have all started operating EZ
Baccarat and EZ Trak.
DEQ reports that it has
Prairie Band picks iTrak
penetrated over 40% of the
baccarat market in California in
less than a year and has now
successfully penetrated Las Vegas
P
rairie Band Casino and Resort considered competition because of the way it allows both market with product in the
the various options for an incident security and surveillance to share a common system. Wynn, Harrah’s and now MGM
reporting and risk management system The security department’s main issue was they were properties. Market penetration
and chose iView System’s iTrak Incident using an outdated Microsoft Access database, that has begun in Michigan and
Reporting Platform. only allowed them to create reports with no capability commercialization has begun in
Michael Jackson, Director of Security, who to integrate other programs, thus creating more Iowa and Indiana. Licensing
purchased the platform stated: “The system has given paperwork and record storage issues. “ focus has now shifted to other
us the ability to go paperless. No more making “The software allows us to bring together all of our baccarat-rich jurisdictions such
unnecessary copies. All you have to do is simply log reports in one system. Another major reason was the as Connecticut, Florida and New
in and view the details of the daily activities. Having ability to add additional modules in the future like Jersey where casinos have
a multiple client access system enables all regulatory Risk Management that automatically connects to the already expressed interest in the
departments to sign on and review both security and system without worry.” products.
surveillance reports, eliminating the need for paper Together with iDispatch and the Lost & Found “We have a fantastic product
reports and reducing the cost of purchasing paper to module, Prairie Band Casino and Resort have an all in combination on our hands,”
print out the reports.” one solution that allows both security and stated Earle G. Hall, President
“We selected the iTrak system over the other surveillance to share a fully converged platform. and CEO of DEQ.
42 MAY 2009
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