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PokerTek snaps up Bouchot
Raul Bouchot has joined PokerTek as its director of sales, bringing to an end his
role in the electronic table games division of IGT. “We're excited to have Raul
join our team,” said Mark Roberson, PokerTek's CEO. “His impressive track
record in the industry, strong customer relationships and experience bringing
new table game technology to domestic and international casino operators make
him an ideal choice for PokerTek. Raul brings a new level of industry knowledge
and expertise to PokerTek and will contribute to our success in many ways.”
Bouchot has also worked at TCS John Huxley, Shuffle Master Gaming.
vision takes
in Indigo
One of France’s newest casino
into News
and entertainment centres in
Toulouse has deployed IndigoVi-
sion’s IP Video solution for its
South Wales
demanding security surveillance
requirements. The Casino Théâtre
Barrière de Toulouse is an exciting
14,000m2 venue, which includes a
WMS’ Bluebird2 is set to swoop on one of
1,200 seat theatre, three restau-
WMS Gaming has
rants, three bars, 14 gaming tables
the biggest slot markets out of the US, that
Sydney and New South
Wales in its sights
and 250 slot machines.
of New South Wales in Australia. The
“We are pleased to have
Chicago-based slot giant is teaming up with
chosen IndigoVision for the first
IP-based surveillance solution in a
local company eBet. French casino in 2007,” said Steve
Dupoizat, the casino’s director of
settofly Australian field trial in the support services and its gaming excitement pro- build shareholder value.” security. “The operation of the
WMS GAMING NSW market is expected by established “translator and vided by our differentiated “WMS is the ideal partner system has been very impressive.”
mid July with field trials to market protocols” that will product offerings, we for us to drive into the Aus- Steve Dupoizat realised early
WMS Gaming is expanding begin immediately after facilitate WMS’ product expect to steadily increase tralian gaming machine on that a distributed IP Video
the global market penetra- approval is received. offerings meeting appropri- our share in one of the market,” said Tony Toohey, solution was fundamental to
tion of the company’s Pending completion of a ate NSW regulatory require- world’s best established CEO and managing director provide the casino complex with
popular fully digital Blue- series of required field trials, ments in a timely manner. gaming markets.” of eBet Limited. “We know a reliable, fault-tolerant and scal-
bird2 gaming machines with final regulatory approval for “Australia’s New South “Our strategic alignment and understand the market able surveillance solution.
its entry into Australian New WMS’ games and gaming Wales gaming market is a with eBet to utilise their and its customers; and WMS’ “We commissioned a trial of
South Wales gaming market. machines in New South meaningful opportunity for robust technology and sys- innovative products will, in competing IP Video vendors led
New South Wales is one Wales is expected by early WMS to grow our interna- tems’ capabilities will allow our opinion, have very by an independent consultant,”
of the world’s largest gaming calendar 2010. tional presence. Slot players WMS to meet NSW regula- strong player appeal. We are continued Dupoizat. “IndigoVi-
markets outside of North WMS has entered into an in the NSW market prefer tory requirements in an excited by the opportunity sion was chosen because of its
America, with WMS estimat- agreement with eBet the excitement and interac- expeditious manner. eBet to align eBet with WMS, a superior compression technol-
ing there are more than Gaming Systems, a sub- tive entertainment of video has an accomplished man- globally renowned innova- ogy, excellent video quality and
94,000 gaming machines sidiary of eBet Limited, to reel games, which aligns agement team with exten- tive gaming company recog- the ease of use of their video
located primarily in clubs serve as the exclusive sales, well with the core attributes sive gaming experience in nised for its investment in management software for both
and pubs. It expects to build distribution and technology of our broad product portfo- the Australian gaming indus- leading-edge and highly cre- the operators and supervisors.”
market share in New South services provider for WMS’ lio,” said Orrin Edidin, presi- try and, with their broad ative technology that has SPIE Sud-Ouest, IndigoVi-
Wales by leveraging its gaming products in New dent of WMS. market penetration in NSW, produced a consistent sion’s approved partner,
broad video reel game South Wales. eBet is a leading “We believe Australian will support our mutually stream of products with installed the 350 camera system,
library of proven G+, Inno- Australian gaming supplier players will appreciate the beneficial growth goals to unique gaming features, which is controlled using ‘Control
vation and other well-recog- of gaming systems, software benefits of our innovative build WMS’ share in this strong player appeal and Center’, IndigoVision’s Security
nised, player-appealing and networked gaming tech- Bluebird2 platform given market. Our entry into the excellent returns for gaming Management Software (SMS).
game themes. nology solutions to a major- the strong, early acceptance New South Wales gaming venues. We believe this The software allows operators to
Approval from the New ity of NSW club facilities. In of our Bluebird2 gaming market with such a strong agreement is the first step in view live and recorded video,
South Wales Office of addition to serving as dis- machine in other markets partner represents an excel- eBet building a strong and manage alarms and to quickly
Liquor, Gaming and Racing tributor, eBet will also around the world; and, as lent opportunity to gener- mutually profitable relation- search and analyse recorded
to commence the inaugural provide WMS with technical players experience the ate incremental growth and ship with WMS.” video for an incident.
“Having quick access to
recorded video allows operators
to deal efficiently with incidents
New Argentinean base for AGI in South America
and disputes,” added Dupoizat.
“Responsiveness is fundamental
to the casino as we need to
respond rapidly to ensure smooth
southparked to an increasing demand in the Group team. I am convinced that I operation of the games.”
AUSTRIAN GAMING INDUSTRIES Argentinean market. will be able to contribute to the IndigoVision’s advanced com-
Laureano Bonorino looks back group’s successful expansion in pression technology ensures
The newly founded 100-per cent on a vast experience in the inter- the South American market by video can be streamed across the
subsidiary of Austrian Gaming national gaming industry with establishing a strong and effective network with a guarantee of no
Industries GmbH (AGI) - part of the companies such as Unidesa local representation. AGI Argentina dropped frames, whatever the
Novomatic Group of Companies - Gaming and, of late, WMS. will offer excellent sales and after- level of motion and activity in the
AGI Argentina srl, will dramatically Bonorino will be responsible sales service as well as technical camera scene. This was a funda-
accelerate the expansion of Novo- for the market development of the support for our regional cus- mental requirement for Groupe
matic in South America. Argentine gaming market for tomers and partners.” Lucien Barrière when choosing the
Laureano Bonorino has assumed Novomatic, the acquisition of new Jens Halle, managing director of IP Video technology. Any dropped
the position of head of sales with customers and the further AGI, said: “Our new subsidiary AGI frames within a video clip could
the new company. strengthening of the Novomatic Argentina was founded to satisfy hide fraudulent or criminal activity
AGI Argentina s.r.l. will be another brand as a strong trade name in the constantly growing demand for and make any customer disputes
significant hub in the constantly the local casino industry. He will our products and services in the more difficult to resolve.
expanding network of Novomatic be supported by a technical Argentine market and to guarantee
sales and service centres across the department delivering strong cus- the best possible support for our
South-American continent and tomer service. local customers and partners. We
becomes the first overseas branch Laureano Bonorino is looking are pleased to have retained such
in Argentina. Headed by sales direc- forward to his new mission: “I feel an experienced and well-estab-
tor Laureano Bonorino, 38, and honoured by this assignment and lished team of industry veterans
with headquarters in Buenos Aires, the invitation to become part of who are determined to make this
the new group company will cater Laureano Bonorino the international Novomatic company a success.”
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