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Greater Unity
brings multi-games
for multi-players
Novomatic’s Max
Lindenberg: The
operator can map his
complete multi-player
floor layout, define
A major breakthrough on the multi-player gaming floor came with the launch of
individual groupings,
unlock or block
TouchBet Roulette which merged live with automated and brought terminal gaming to certain games on
the existing carousel market. Having pioneered this particular revolution, Novomatic is
chosen terminals and
thus flexibly adapt his
now spearheading the move towards terminals that offer a choice of games for the
multi-player offering
multi-player fan. Max Lindenberg explains how Novomatic aims to maintain its lead
on demand to varying
in the sector by unifying the multi-player experience.
multitasking some jurisdictions): Novo dealer and a new speed and the information from the
INTERVIEW TouchBet Live-Baccarat ease of play. Those features peripheral devices, and the
and Novo Flying Baccarat guarantee an unsurpassed individual player terminals.
Casino Review: Having • Sic Bo: Novo TouchBet entertainment opportunity This networked structure
led the charge in semi-auto- Live-Sic Bo, Novo Multi-Sic for players and improved prof- allows the operator to actu-
mated roulette, Novomatic Bo and Novo Flying Sic Bo itability for operators. Opera- ally offer his guests all linked
has also been active in bring- and Keno: Novo Multi- tors can rely on multi-player games on each of
ing other ‘live’ games to the Keno, Novo Flying Keno AGI’s stable and the connected player stations.
multi-player gaming floor. and Novo Rapid Keno highly reliable An easy game management
Talk us through Novomatic’s • The new 10-player-station server-based via the server based operat-
history in the realms of the live-gaming table TX-01 for multi-player plat- ing menu offers unrivalled
electronic multi-player. the Novomatic range of form Novo flexibility for the casino man-
Max Lindenberg: In Poker games and the Unity II which agement. The operator can
the mid-90s, at a time when virtual Roulette version offers, apart map his complete multi-
the numbers of players at live- Novo Wheel of Cash, that from a player floor layout, define indi-
tables were deteriorating to can be alternatively played large range vidual groupings, unlock or
an all-time low, AGI pioneered on this table. of available block certain games on
a gaming product that com- electronic chosen terminals and thus
bined the best of both slot and CR: How many multi-player gaming prod- flexibly adapt his multi-player
live table play: the first elec- installations do you have in ucts, numerous offering on demand to varying
tronic live-gaming multi- the global market place? advantages for requirements.
player product, Novo ML: Today more than 9,000 the daily casino In order to extend this
TouchBet Live-Roulette. It was AGI terminals are installed in floor manage- multi-player game range and
an instant success and started international operations and ment such as high add another game to his offer-
a whole new trend in gaming provide players with a memo- usability and low ing the operator just needs to
entertainment. Since then the rable game experience. These maintenance plus acquire the Novomatic game
Novomatic multi-player figures are evidence of AGI’s various casino software package, the
product family has gained world leadership in multi- management required game server and the
numerous new members and player installations. No other tools. It allows new game-specific periphery,
attracted significant interna- manufacturer is able to testify operators to such as an optical card shoe
tional success in casinos all to such an outstanding sales choose any reader for Baccarat or Black
around the world. The success. Development and number and combination of Jack, if necessary. The com-
concept of joining a table innovation have always Novomatic multi-player plete range of Novomatic
game via individual player ter- enhanced and expanded the games to offer on each of the multi-player games have been
minals has convinced live- product stream, but the cre- individual player terminals. CR: What do players like enabled a barrier-free link of newly developed to satisfy the
gaming purists as well as ative ethos of Novomatic con- This new flexibility is based about them? multiplayer gaming and slot demands of modern gaming,
newcomers, confident high- stantly demands more. Making on the networked structure of ML: Players expect gaming. Casino guests no thrill customers with attrac-
rollers as well as timid begin- the best better is never any- the new Novo Unity II installa- maximum reliability, security longer have to change their tive design and offer room for
ners and even won entirely thing less than a huge chal- tion layout. A further major and premium gaming enter- tickets or coins retrieved from the multitude of extra fea-
new audiences for traditional lenge, but Novomatic’s advantage: AGI’s multi-player tainment from a modern multi- the slot machines in order to tures. Such features as the
casino table-games. Given the engineers have combined products attract a totally new player machine, making be able to switch to electronic multi-game functionality that
encouraging market develop- gaming knowledge and cre- target group of players to the Novomatic multi-player equip- multi-players. allows the player to individu-
ments for electronic live ativity with engineering excel- excitement of live gaming ment the ideal choice for every ally select the type of game as
games and their enthusiastic lence in order to succeed in whilst at the same time giving operator. Novomatic elec- CR: Novo Unity II has been well as the specific table he
acceptance among players moving the multi-player genre added value to the gaming tronic multi-player table games heralded as the future of wants to play on directly at his
around the globe, most that their company first floor. Stakes can be easily dif- add new dimensions of fun, multi-players. What has it player terminal. Via the game
modern casinos have already created even further ahead. ferentiated according to flexibility and future proofing allowed Novomatic to do? selection screen he can
recognised the obvious advan- With the new multi-player player segments with higher to every casino floor. Powered ML: Novo Unity II is an inno- choose the game type
tages of electronic live-gaming platform Novo Unity II Novo- stakes for premium players or by Novo Unity II they strike a vative platform for the flexi- (Roulette, Baccarat, Sic Bo)
and new developments and matic has made a vital step lower stakes for newcomers. perfect balance between the ble operation of all Novomatic and table. After each played
product innovations are in into the future of gaming with The combination of increases thrilling action of live Roulette multi-players in one net- game the guest can choose to
great demand. Now the avail- a pioneering concept. in number of games and and the appeal of secure, per- worked system. It allows oper- switch to another table of the
able game range includes all decreases in overhead labour sonalised electronic player sta- ators to choose any number same game type since the
versions of electronic Novo- CR: Multi-players offer a costs, as well as the reduced tions, offering fast-paced game and combination of Novo- game screen constantly dis-
matic multi-players: host of operator advantages. total cost of ownership, gen- action and excitement on con- matic multi-player games to plays the choice of all avail-
What do you feel are the most erate significantly increased nected player terminals in a offer on each of the individual able tables. Further extra
• Roulette: Novo TouchBet prominent? profits. Further pros for the secure single system environ- player terminals. This new features are Multi-Denomina-
Live- Roulette, Novo Multi- ML: The advantages of AGI’s operator given by AGI’s multi- ment. The introduction of flexibility is based on the net- tion and multi-language
Roulette and Novo Flying electronic live-games are man- player games include the TITO (Ticket In /Ticket Out) worked structure of the new options, live camera picture
Roulette ifold and obvious - maximum reduction of labour over- technology brought not only Novo Unity II installation (for Novo TouchBet Live- and
• Black Jack: Novo Touch- player convenience through heads, increased number of great improvements resulting layout. A database server forms Novo Multi-versions) and a
Bet Live-Black Jack and individual player terminals, betting positions, increased in fast and highly efficient cash the central interface for the great variety of side bets, help
Novo Flying Black Jack optimised game security game speed and the fact that handling and increased cus- communication among all menus, general navigation
• Baccarat (‘Punto Banco’ in through a game server-guided floor space is maximised. tomer comfort but also linked game servers, that host buttons and info screens.
30 May 2009 • multiplayersreport
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