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complex game that an electronic version could maintaining the fun element of gaming. great product line-up on the stand. Sex and
be more attractive to novice users, as the The ALPHA Elite V32 platform also enjoyed a The City multi-level progressives have to be the
potential to make mistakes is eradicated – as is raft of new game titles, including standout slot products for the company right
the means to become embarrassed! As Kirsten Reel Money Scatter and the new Magic now, a perfect piece of branding, and one of
Clark explains: “Rapid Craps is built on the Money series, which features three the few licenses that has the power to pull in
Rapid table games platform, and features new game titles: Wizard’s Wreath, Golden players that might not normally go anywhere
electronic betting with the live table game Scepter, and Ring of Riches. near a slot machine. Amazing looking games,
outcome. The CARD Group really felt it was There was so, so much more on the stand, beautifully designed and themed, but most
important to show it here [at IGE] because but we don’t have space in this issue to tell you importantly they play well. The much-loved
there is some craps interest here. Because of about everything! characters are used nicely as part of that overall
the functionality of the electronic betting, it theme, and young women all over the world will
would be a great solution for operators that Fournier enjoy being a part of these adventures.
want to offer craps because it gives them the Fournier had some new stories for customers The message from IGT wasn’t just slots
chance to run the game with far fewer staff, but at the show. The main one was the launch of though. In recent years, their ‘experience
still have the security and betting features the their new table game layouts, Dura+, a management solution’ sbx has been shown
electronic version offers.” departure for the company that is so well separately from the slots; this year, it was
i-Table, Kirsten adds, is moving forward well: known for its outstanding playing cards. integrated into the offering on the stand,
“The i-Table is now in three properties in the Javier Berasategui explains, “We’ve been shown as a fully functioning entity so
US. We’re continuing our controlled roll-out, working on this for the last year after casino customers could actually see it in action.
and we’re adding things to the software side on operators asked us to get involved in this Operators could see Service Window and all the
a case-by-case basis. Hopefully the version we business, because they were not so happy with accompanying benefits of the system in real
will be rolling out on a broader basis will deal what was on offer. They knew us time, and what better advert
with most casinos’ typical issues and requests. for our quality playing cards, of could there be than that?
In addition to the Riviera in Vegas, we have it at course. We have tested them for James Boje was upbeat during
the Excalibur, and we’re talking to some other the last six months at Spanish the show; he told CI proudly:
Vegas properties too.” casinos, and IGE is the official “The flexibility we offer
launch. We have had great customers who are feeling the
feedback from customers, they pinch is phenomenal; and that
say the feel of the fabric is flexibility in our product range is
wonderful, so we are optimistic. what is making them comfortable
“The idea is to keep Fournier to invest in IGT.” Interestingly,
quality and service in the everything on their stand –
layouts. We aim to ensure the including sbx – was available to
product meets the expectations buy at the show, nothing was a
of our customers.” prototype or work-in-progress.
There was a vibrant and
ISMS upbeat feel to the IGT stand,
International Slot Machine no doubt partly thanks to the
Sales were at the show with a Premium Products encircling
somewhat different remit to the stand.
the rest of the exhibitors – We could spend the whole
Bally they were there to buy issue discussing just the
Bally’s exhibition space is always dominated machines, not sell them! The company deals in highlights of IGT’s stand at IGE – but you’ll have
solely by product; slots as far as the eye can see, high-end refurbished slot machines, between to wait for a later issue to find out more in depth.
highlighting the strength in depth of their two and three years old, which they sell around
product offering. the world. FutureLogic
Big news on the stand at IGE came via the Sam Arnold, owner and MD of International For a company renowned for their thermal
new Pro Series slant-top cabinet, launched to Slot Machine Sales, explained more: “It gives us printers, FutureLogic has been heading in some
the international market, a design which brings a chance with our presence here to see our key very interesting directions recently, as
real comfort to players, with the video display suppliers, and to buy more equipment.” illustrated at IGE.
and armrests at a good angle for play and Their machines are unusual in one aspect TableXchange is fundamentally TITO for
engagement. A 26” LCD display looks fantastic though, as Sam continued: “All the machines we table games, a device which connects table
on it, and the company says it features sell are totally original to the manufacturer’s games to a casino’s TITO network by scanning
dimensions designed to improve sight lines on specifications; many machines live in a grey and printing TITO vouchers, creating a
the casino floor. area in terms of intellectual property, for common currency across the casino and a
On the games side, the main attractions for example, but we are proud to say our policy is bridge between slots and tables, helping
us were the new games in the SpinNation series only to deal with totally original machines, in casinos identify valuable crossover players. This
of spinning-wheel video and mechanical reel terms of both hardware and software.” has real potential as it brings added security
slots. Cash Spin, which won an award in Vegas and player convenience to every playing area of
during G2E 09, is especially attractive, as it IGT the casino.
and Vegas Hits both feature Bally’s U-Spin Fresh from picking up their accolade at the CouponXpress is a desktop TITO and coupon
technology – players can spin a virtual wheel International Gaming Awards, where they were printer which brings many of the GEN2
on the display, building player interaction and named Best Slot Manufacturer, IGT were had a Universal printer’s features, functions and
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