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CASINO NEWS
SBG helps developing
JCM signs
New locations
markets, says BetStone
Ameristar, Hard
boost
Rock Vegas for
Pennsylvania
S
erver-based gaming (SBG) is allowing casinos in developing markets to
catch up with their counterparts in the developed world, according to currency
revenue
BetStone, which supplies an SBG platform.
validators
The firm said that recent industry events such as Global Gaming Expo
(G2E) in Las Vegas and SAGSE in Buenos Aires had showed that “casino
operators are no longer viewing this technology in a conservative way, but J
CM Global is to continue as T
wo new casinos in
Pennsylvania pushed gross
gaming revenue in the state up
exclusive provider of currency- by nearly 27 percent in November.
validation systems to eight
want the best technological fit”. venues operated by Ameristar The state’s nine casinos with
Casinos in the US. slots brought in $166,293,583
And BetStone added: “Developing markets have closed the technology gap during the month, up 26.73 percent
between them and well-established gaming markets to offer customers the The deal includes sites in from November 2008, according to
next generation of leading-edge games and controlling costs.” Colorado, Iowa, Indiana, the State Gaming Control Board.
Mississippi, Missouri and Nevada.
The company also observed: “Adoption and implementation is being However, at the seven casinos
accelerated through progressive legislation which is broadening what casinos JCM’s products include the World that were already operating in
can offer to consumers.” and Universal Bill Acceptors and the November 2008, gross revenue
Intelligent Cash Box, as well as the grew by only 1.02 percent.
Evolution supplies live dealers for
newly-launched Vega bill validator.
The two new venues hiked the
And the Hard Rock Hotel & total number of slots in
Ladbrokes Website
Casino in Las Vegas is to use JCM Pennsylvania from 16,793 to
Global’s iVizion bill validator in more 24,770.
L
adbrokes has chosen Evolution Gaming to manage live dealing on its than 700 slot machines.
LadbrokesCasino.com Website. Revenue is expected to rise
It’s the first major order for the further over the next year, with the
new validator, which replaces a debuts of two further venues, plus a
Evolution Gaming will provide 24-hour streaming video of real dealers from competitor’s product at the Hard new home housing more slots for
its Latvia studios, allowing Ladbrokes’ customers at Baccarat, Blackjack and Rock site. the Philadelphia Park Casino.
Roulette tables to interact with live croupiers.
Ladbrokes Remote Managing Director John O’Reilly said: “We already have
Dutch exec goes it alone
a live dealer casino offering which has had excellent feedback from
customers. Signing with Evolution means we are taking our offering to the
van Enkhuijzen
next level.
I
ndustry veteran Robert
van Enkhuijzen has set
at the recent
up his own consultancy
BEGE show
“This improved live dealer service will enable us to continue to expand our to help gaming and
online customer base, which currently stands at almost three quarters of a amusement firms develop
million active clients.” new markets and new
business opportunities.
The live service launched on 15 December.
“Although the gaming
Poker plaintiffs are
market is global it is still
full of complexities and I
trumped by T&Cs
see my task as
supporting and
accompanying my clients in understanding the requirements, challenges and
T
wo Ohio residents learned that it pays to read the terms and conditions indeed potential stumbling blocks in each individual country,” said van
after their lawsuit against online gaming operator Party Poker failed. Enkhuijzen.
A federal court in Ohio rejected their class-action claim that they and His new venture, Trebor Consultancy, comes after a career of more than
others had lost money playing with Party Poker because other players had three decades at the Netherlands headquarters of parts supplier Suzo Happ,
colluded against them. They claimed that Party Poker was aware of the previously Suzo International, which saw van Enkhuijzen work with
collusion but did not act to stop it. manufacturers, distributors and operators in the casino, arcade, street
gaming and amusement sectors.
However, the court – rather than ruling directly on the merits of the case –
noted that Party Poker’s terms and conditions state that all disputes will be Earlier this year, van Enkhuijzen was named a Friend of the Bulgarian
settled by the courts of Gibraltar, and concluded it had no jurisdiction in the Gaming Industry at the Balkan Entertainment and Gaming Expo in Sofia.
matter.
8 JANUARY 2010
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