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Rank Chief Exec
rides for charity
Shuffle Master and Elixir
This little piggy
Ian Burke, Rank
finally bury the hatchet
goes to the floor
Group Chief base of electronic gaming devices
Executive, took on a revenue participation model in
part in the Cape T
he five-year-long intellectual
property dispute between Elixir B
ank Buster is the third
Viridian Hyperlink from
Aristocrat. Featuring a
Gaming and Shuffle Master developing Asian markets.” charismatic safebreaking pig,
Argus Pick ’n’ Pay has ended, with Shuffle Master Timothy Parrott, Chief Executive designed to entertain players with
Cycle Tour, a paying between $2.4 and $2.8 Officer of Shuffle Master, stated: his vault-raiding antics, the game
109km race around the Cape of million for Elixir Gaming’s intellectual “I’m thankful that as one of his final combines a four-level progressive
Good Hope peninsula, South Africa. property related to card shuffling contributions as CEO, Mark Yoseloff jackpot with six swag-snatching
He rode to raise money for several and card deck checking equipment, put the wheels in motion on this Bonus Features.
good causes, including Mecca including the RandomPlus Shuffler, deal. I’m pleased that we can finally The six Bonus Features comprise:
Bingo’s charity of the year, the the ShufflePro Shuffler, and the put the litigation matter behind us Pop Gun; Cop Out; Hot Cash; Line
children’s mobility charity Whizz- DeckChecker. As part of the deal, and look forward to taking on the Up; Money Grab; and Safe Cracker.
Kidz. So far Ian has raised Shuffle Master is to buy Elixir’s Elixir Gaming product line, The fast-paced action of frequent,
£21,000, of which he will be giving inventory of those products. particularly the DeckChecker, which random feature hits, triggering
£16,000 to Whizz-Kidz. Clarence Chung, Chairman and has proven to be an important jackpot wins, free games
In 2008, Mecca staff raised Chief Executive Officer of Elixir product in the Asian market. Further, or bonus credits,
£286,000 for the charity, and the Gaming, commented: “Elixir Gaming we look forward to the opportunity make Bank Buster
are aiming to bring the total up to can now focus management to work with Elixir Gaming in the an ideal link for
£500,000 by the end of this year. resources on addressing market future in supplying their growing slot low denomination play,
opportunities that further our machine and e-table business according to Aristocrat.
Viral video ads
strategy of expanding our installed throughout Asia.”
he Californian Barona Resort
Ho: G2E Asia’s Visionary
Karen Cooke
and Casino has put up a prize
rejoins Eurocoin
fund of $23,000 in a viral
video competition that aims to link
in to social networking to promote D
r Stanley Ho will be given the As managing director of both the
2009 G2E Asia Visionary Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões
Award this June, during de Macau and Sociedade de Jogos A
fter nine years as the head
of exhibitions at Clarion
Gaming, organisers of
the venue. Five videos will be Global Gaming Expo Asia. de Macau in Macau, and chairman International Gaming Expo, or IGE,
shorlisted from entries received by This second annual G2E Asia of the publicly-listed SJM Holdings Karen Cooke has returned to work
the end of May and the winner will Visionary award is in Limited in Hong Kong, at Eurocoin.
be decided by public vote in June. recognition of Dr Ho’s key Dr Ho has been an “I am delighted to have secured role in the Macau gaming instrumental figure in the this contract with Karen,” said Colin
market’s growth and success. development of gaming in Veitch, Eurocoin’s Sales and
Tough times in
“Dr. Stanley Ho, whose Macau. In addition, he is Marketing Director. “Together we
Atlantic City
name is synonymous with the involved in a variety of launched the IGT brand in Europe
Asian gaming entertainment
Dr Stanley Ho:
business sectors in Macau, from 1986 to 1992 and enjoyed
he first three months of 2009 industry, has a long and rich
Honoured by G2E
Hong Kong and China and great success in building the
have seen Atlantic City’s 11 history in this thriving market,” said has played a vital part in the Eurocoin casino sales division. She
casinos report a 16.2 percent Frank J Fahrenkopf, Jr, president region’s economic development and has an excellent track record and is
fall in win, year on year, to the New and CEO of the American Gaming growth. Dr Ho also serves as group universally popular across the
Jersey Casino Control Commission. Association. “His work helped lay executive chairman of the Hong industry where people appreciate
a71 Meanwhile, the regulator has the foundation for gaming in Kong listed Shun Tak Holdings her ‘can do’ attitude and
approved the sale of Atlantic City’s Macau.” Limited. professionalism.”
Tropicana under Section 363 of
bankruptcy code, and an auction is
expected to be held this June.
Central determination move for WMS
Innovative Technology’s
NV200 Bank Note Validator
has received European W
MS Gaming is moving into on the Bluberi system at the extension of our core market
electronic bingo, Class II National Indian Gaming offerings that creates another
and other central Association’s 2009 Tradeshow and growth avenue for us,” said Brian R
Central Bank (ECB) approval determination lottery-based markets Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. Gamache, Chairman and CEO of
for its ability to recognise
following a licensing agreement for “Targeting central determinant WMS. “Our collaborative alignment
Euro Note counterfeits.
back-end systems technology from markets – estimated to account for with the innovative Bluberi team
The high volume, high
Canadian firm, Bluberi Gaming more than 100,000 units in allows us to quickly leverage our
security NV200 received first
acceptance rate results of 100 per cent
Technologies. authorized jurisdictions worldwide – proven content to effectively meet
in the independent tests, having
In April, WMS showcased with a deep range of high-appeal customers’ demands for new and
correctly identified all genuine and
Bluebird gaming machines featuring products available for the first time exciting products through this new
counterfeit notes in the run. WMS’ popular G+ games operating directly from WMS is a logical distribution channel.”
6 MAY 2009
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