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Weir joins
Poland’s Major Casino Group
the IOA
places the winning bet on MEI
T
he IOA Group, which with close to
30,000 installed machines is the M
EI is pleased to announce that Orbis Casino Group in Poland
now specifies MEI CASHFLOW SC83 note validators for all
UK’s second largest operator of future slots machine purchases. This decision was made by senior
gaming and electronic amusement management after a value-added trial (VAT) at the company’s most
equipment, has bolstered its important casino in Poland. The CASHFLOW SC has raised
management team with the expectations for note validators across the globe, and the VAT
appointment of former Leisure Link process allows operators to trial CASHFLOW SC risk-free against its
Commercial Director Peter Weir. Peter, current note validator.
who is respected as one of the most The Director of Slot Operations at Orbis Casino, Marcin
knowledgeable executives in the Arasniewicz, agreed to participate in a VAT. During the VAT process,
industry and has worked in the a side-by-side trial was performed between MEI CASHFLOW SC83
machine sector for over four decades, and the latest competitive note validators. Orbis Casino was happy
will be responsible for the to announce its decision to choose MEI: “The performance of the
development and testing of product as CASHFLOW SC83 note validator was excellent through the entire
well as serving as the IOA’s interface VAT process. We have absolutely no problems with this product, and
with suppliers and manufacturers. the first time acceptance rate surpasses any comparable product.
Explaining the importance of the Thus, it was our pleasure to inform MEI at the 2009 Surexpo trade
role, IOA Chairman John Powell said: show of our decision to specify CASHFLOW SC83 on all future slot
“We have set out a clear strategic purchases,” said Mr. Arasniewicz.
development path for the Group and I Ms. Sandra Kabiljagi , Orbis Casino CEO, adds, “Investment in modern equipment and latest global technologies
am delighted that a man of Peter is now one of our priorities. Our purpose is not only to evoke genuine emotions at table games or slot machines. It
Weir’s calibre and experience is part of is also to provide our guests with unforgettable moments of performances, banquets and other forms of
the team that will help us achieve our entertainment taking place in our casinos. The banknote reader is the entry point for our players to the slot machine
goals and objectives.” —the CASHFLOW SC improves the player experience, therefore increasing our profitability. We need to have the
Commenting on his new role, Peter best technology to ensure our company is successful.”
Weir said: “Because the IOA is Mark Greenawalt, MEI’s Vice President for Retail and Gaming EMEA, is pleased to add Poland to the list of
independent of any manufacturing countries specifying MEI CASHFLOW SC. “MEI is honoured to have our products selected as default by the Orbis
interests it certainly makes it much Casino group. We would like to thank Marcin and his team for their time and commitment to this trial. The note
easier to have an open and validator performed well through the entire trial, and Orbis Casino is an excellent reference for this,” said Greenawalt.
constructive dialogue with games Orbis Casino has over 20 years of experience in the Polish gaming market and runs nine casinos and four slot
developers. The truth of the matter is halls in major Polish cities, employing approximately 800 staff. The casinos are located in Warsaw, Sopot, Cracow,
that we share the same goal and by Katowice, Pozna , Łód , Szczecin and Bydgoszcz. The casinos, apart from the one in Łód , are located in
working closely together and by prestigious hotel chains in major cities in Poland. Orbis Casino offers 203 slot machines in its four slots arcades in
sharing our insight and market Gda sk, Łód , Pozna and Płock.
knowledge I am confident that we will
be able to rise to the challenges and
opportunities ahead.”
In addition to his new IOA
responsibilities, Peter is to continue in Betson in UNIS deal
his role as a Director of Town and
County Leisure.
B
etson Enterprises has signed an exclusive
distribution agreement with Universal Space
(UNIS). This agreement will allow UNIS to market
and sell the highly successful Raw Thrills arcade
watercraft racer H2Overdrive exclusively in China.
“UNIS brings to the table a successful past selling
record and we are honored to work with them on
distribution of the H2Overdrive product”, stated Bob
Boals, Executive VP of Betson Enterprises. Past
accomplishments include the successful exclusive
distribution of The Fast and the Furious Drift and The
Fast and Furious Super Bikes.
While the main focus will be sales and marketing
into the Chinese market, Universal Space will also
offer H2Overdrive on a non-exclusive basis
throughout other parts of Asia and other approved
territories by Betson.
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