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G2E PREVIEW
Konami brings new Podium
cabinet to G2E Vegas
New cabinet promises ‘enhanced game entertainment’ for players
A
t G2E, Konami Gaming, Inc. will community play, and mystery progressive. This
showcase its new cabinet, Podium. game was developed to support both K2V video
The Podium cabinet was developed and Advantage+ stepper platforms. A unique
as a joint effort by feature exclusive to Konami Gaming is
Konami Gaming, that customers can feature both video
Konami Digital Entertainment, and and stepper products on the same
Stuart Karten Design, a leading progressive bank as long as the
industrial design firm. The goal was denomination is consistent
to create a cabinet that enhanced throughout the bank. Beat the Field is
game entertainment and attraction available for 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c,
while providing additional comfort $1, $2, and $5 denominations. Each
to the player for increased time on eligible player will receive horses in a
device. The Podium has a depth of race against other players’ horses. At
15” which makes is highly the end of the race, one progressive
competitive in the slim line market prize will be awarded for the winning
and makes it an attractive option to horse and bonus credits for each
casino operators who have space horse in the race. In order to be
restrictions on their gaming floors. eligible to participate, a player must
It features two 22” touch screen meet the following constraints; a
LCD displays. These larger displays player must bet max lines, for games
not only provide players with a that support line configurations and
larger viewing area ergonomically a player must wager ante bet
placed at eye level but also with amount. The trigger for the
these dual displays close together progressive feature randomly occurs
they give the opportunity for with rate of occurrence
enhanced graphical features. proportional to the bank’s extra
One of the unique aspects of bet wager; the more the bank of
Podium is the lightening effects players bet, the more frequently
that surround the machine. the bank will trigger the feature.
The Podium lighting has two The allocation of the horses is
horizontal lighting features proportional to a player’s extra
between the two displays and bet wager; the more a player bets
player tracking bracket. This relative to other players in the
lighting changes a variety of feature, the more horses the
colors from purple, red, yellow, player has a chance of being
green, light blue, dark blue and awarded. Once a race is
goes around all three sides to triggered, the player who
attract players from all directions. triggered the event automatically receives one
Podium has two surround sound speakers and a horse. The remaining eight horses are allocated
subwoofer to create a powerful sound package and proportional to each eligible player’s total extra bet.
enhances the players’ game experience by celebrating A player may receive more than one horse. Each
big wins and bonus features. Finally, Podium’s horse is given odds of winning 1 of 4 progressive
ergonomic button panel was designed so that players levels. All eligible players win a Community Bonus
can rest their hands on the button panel to hit the Award Race is shown on game screen and overhead
spin button while playing. sign. The overhead sign is required to show attract
This new cabinet is compatible with all of Konami mode, progressive meters, and to provide audio for
Gaming’s proven performing K2V video titles which race.
allow operators to choose from a large library of For more information about Beat the Field or any
exciting games. of the other unique and highly entertaining gaming
Along with Podium, Konami Gaming will showcase products Konami has to offer please visit
Beat the Field, a horse race themed, four-level linked, www.konamigaming.com or visit the booth at G2E.
60 NOVEMBER 2009
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