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G2e09 REPORT
Shuffle Master deals new FutureLogic
hand with single deck i-table
ready to roll out
iforani PromoNet in
SHUFFLE MASTER
Shuffle Master has expanded
Macau
its i-Table platform to include
specialty games with a single- promonext tion, security features, and
deck game version that FUTURELOGIC flexibility required for the
utilises the i-Deal shuffler to latest-generation of unat-
deliver games like Three Card The big news going into tended receipt-delivery
Poker and Ultimate Texas 2010 for FutureLogic is that systems, and the CouponX-
Hold ‘Em. By automating the its PromoNet promotional press desktop TITO coupon
betting and wager resolution couponing solution, is to go printer, which brings all of
process, the i-Table dramati- live at a yet unnamed the popular features, func-
cally increases game secu- casino in Macau, marking tions and flexibility of the
rity, accuracy and speed, the product’s world debut. GEN2 Universal printer from
resulting in a significant
ShuffleMaster’s Kirsten
The template-based the game to the cashier’s
increase in rounds per hour
Clarke shows the latest
system helps casinos cage, hotel front desk,
while eliminating errors, a from the i-Table design and manage a wide unattended kiosks and
key advantage on propri- range of promotional cam- other transaction points.
etary table games that have paigns from the conven- Nick Micalizzi, VP of
paytables with high odds and In keeping with the company’s emphasis on providing its ience of a workstation PC. sales and marketing for
complicated payouts.
customers with value-added products that drive profitability while
FutureLogic was exhibit- FutureLogic, said that
Shuffle Master’s market-
reducing operating expenditures, Shuffle Master was
ing its award-winning GEN2 despite the downturn in the
ing director Kirsten Clarke Universal printer at G2e economy business had
said: “We now have Nevada
highlighting several new products including its newest Electronic
alongside several game- been stable for the
approval for the blackjack
Table System offering.
changing peripherals, prod- company, both in the US as
version and initial installs ucts that despite tough a whole and at G2e.
will be underway within a Featuring head-to-head play Poker considers the best ever displayed and demon- times for the industry as a “Recent deals with Magic
month. There are so many against the dealer and an hand possible among a strates the strength of our whole, were keeping City, Firekeepers, Rivers,
advantages with these optional bonus bet, Dealer player’s seven cards, and research and development FutureLogic more than Sands Bethlehem and M
games. Operators can change Bluff Six Card Poker is the players are eligible for Envy team. Dealer Bluff Six Card busy. Resort show how Futurel-
between games depending first table game to incorpo- Bonuses when they make a Poker and the i-Verify house- These included: the ogic have been involved
on demand, everything’s 100 rate the card-reading capa- Fortune wager of at least $5. way verifier are excellent TableXchange with many of the high
per cent accurate, there are bilities of an automatic card Mississippi Stud players extensions of the card- printer/scanner, a revolu- profile openings recently in
no delays and the tables act shuffler into game play. receive two cards that are reading capabilities of the i- tionary device that effec- the US,” he said. “Interna-
as excellent training oppor- Players and the dealer each combined with three com- Deal shuffler, and the tively brings TITO gaming to tionally, it has been a similar
tunities for newer dealers.” receive six cards to make munity cards to make a five innovations represented by table games, the Eclipse story. We are looking first to
Shuffle Master has lever- their best five-card poker card poker hand, and may our e-Table products should heavy duty thermal printer, launching a world first with
aged the technology behind hand, and when the dealer bet up to 10 units on a single be well received by the which offers the print Promo Net in Macau in the
the i-Table to launch the i- pulls his hand from the i-Deal hand. show’s attendees.” speed, rugged construc- first quarter of 2010.”
Verify, an LCD touch screen shuffler, the shuffler reads With Vegas Star Roulette Timothy Parrott, Shuffle
display embedded into the his hand and makes a bet and several slot titles such as Master’s chief executive
table between the chip tray based on the strength of that Deep Sea Dollars and Double officer, said the event was
and the player betting posi- hand which is reflected on Firecracker, the Jesters also significant as it intro-
tions, the i-Verify communi- an LCD display embedded in Reward progressive link and duced a new worldwide
cates with the i-Deal single the table. If the dealer’s hand multiple stand-alone games branding initiative that reaf-
deck specialty shuffler to is good, he bets a large including Lonesome George, firms Shuffle Master’s com-
instruct the dealer how to amount, and occasionally the a Galapagos-island themed mitment to working closely
set his hand according to dealer will bluff and slow- game and Gold Country, a with its customers. “We
house procedures. This inno- play. title centered around the believe that Shuffle Master is
vation eliminates a common In terms of new Table gold rush, Shuffle Master’s at the forefront in recognis-
dealing barrier to games like Master titles, Shuffle Master was extensive. ing and developing products
Pai Gow Poker because it was showing Fortune Pai Indeed Roger Snow, exec- that address daily opera-
eliminates the need for Gow Poker and Mississippi utive vice president and tional challenges faced by
dealers to memorise Stud available on its five- chairman of the corporate casinos, and we look forward
complex house-way rules. station electronic table product group, said: “Our to working shoulder to
Dealer Bluff Six Card game. Available with an 2009 G2E product line-up shoulder with our customers
The FutureLogic team
Poker represented Shuffle optional progressive includes the most extensive to help them maximise their
showing PromoNet
Master’s latest hand in poker. jackpot, Fortune Pai Gow array of products we have gaming floors,” he explained.
Irena Sik with Electromechanical blackjack makes US debut
Electroncek’s
electromechanic
al Card
Blackjack 7 electricavenue view this year’s exhibi- attended by casino new players. Our
ELECTRONCEK tion was certainly a owners, operators, and product line up does just
success. The traffic executives from all that.”
Electroncek’s stateside across our exhibition around the world. The The company’s Irena
subsidiary Interblock stand for the first two strong international Sik added: “Mega Star
USA showcased its days was heavy. The presence has not been roulette is Interblock’s
range of multi-terminal interesting observation so obvious in prior best selling product
gaming machines is there were more years.” stateside and has been
including the Megastar senior decision makers Tomaz Bukovnik, installed in Arizona,
roulette 8 with PID, at this year’s exhibition operations manager, South Dakota, Louisiana
Dicestar SicBo 8 with than in previous years. added: “For us the show and Indiana to name just
PID, Videostar 6 and for The clear mission was to was a success. The a few. With many States
the first time in the US, find new product which interest in multi-terminal looking to raise more
its electromechanical would provide the com- products among North taxes through gambling
Card Blackjack 7and petitive edge in the American casino opera- but casinos looking to
electromechanical current flat markets tors is growing. The reduce labour costs, we
Bubble Keno 8. around the USA and operators are looking are finding that more
Timothy Chapman, globally. There seemed not only to find new operators are interested
sales director, said of the to be a stronger interna- innovative ways to revi- in our fully automated
show: “From tional presence at this talise their casino floors, products than ever
Interblock’s point of year’s event which was but also ways to attract before.”
38 January 2010 • G2ereport
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