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IGT to close Acres Oregon home
IGT is to close its technology facility in Corvallis,
Oregon, the former home of Acres Gaming, in a cost
cutting exercise. The closure will see the loss of 57
jobs although some staff members will be given the
opportunity to relocate to IGT’s headquarters in Reno,
pictured below. IGT first developed a strategic alliance
NEWS with Acres Gaming in 1997 and then bought the
company in 2003.
Ever since the VAT process was introduced, operators around the globe have readily accepted the opportunity
to trial Cashflow SC note validator risk free. The number of casinos trialing the MEI Cashflow SC note
Jolly joins
validator continues to rise, as well as the number of casinos specifying on future slot machine purchases.
Aruze to
Bulgaria has just become the latest market to make the switch.
City Casino
votes for
Aruze Gaming America has
appointed Ken Jolly as
executive vice president
SC after
and general manager for
Australia, Asia, Africa and
MEI’s value
“We are delighted to
have Ken Jolly join the
Aruze Gaming executive
team. His background and
added trial
expertise in the gaming
industry will be a great
asset to Aruze Gaming. He
truly brings global
experience to Aruze
trialrun egy is to be acquainted with pleasant and smooth Gaming,” said Okada,
MEI the premium product man- process. MEI explained and president and chairman of
ufacturers in the casino showed us all we wished to Aruze Gaming. “I am
MEI is pleased to announce industry. We had heard so know about MEI products thrilled to be part of an
that City Casino Group in much positive feedback and offer us reliable, easy experienced, innovative
Bulgaria now specifies MEI from casinos specifying the service with trustworthy and developing gaming
Cashflow SC83 note valida- MEI Cashflow SC83 that we support; undoubtedly City company with so much
tors for all future slot were very keen to take part Casino Group and MEI are future potential,” said Jolly.
machine purchases. This in a VAT.” bonded in a strong partner- Jolly will be a pivotal
decision was made by senior City Casino Group oper- ship.” member of Aruze Gaming’s
management after a value- ates 17 slot halls in Bulgaria, Mark Greenawalt, MEI’s senior management team
added trial (VAT). Cashflow with more vice president of Gaming and will be responsible for
SC has aimed to raise expec- planned for EMEA, is pleased to add Bul- new business and strategic
tations for note validators 2010, com- garia to the list of countries development, as well as
across the globe, and the prising of specifying MEI Cashflow achieving the company’s
VAT process allows opera- over 1200 tra- SC.“MEI will alw ays be com- international objectives. He
tors to trial Cashflow SC risk- ditional slots mitted to providing prod- will oversee all aspects of
free against its current note and elec- utmost The MEI Cashflow SC83 has ucts to the industry that technical, operational, and
validator and experience tronic tables. importance solved this problem for us - make our customers more sales functions including
the benefits of highest The note valida- that our it has been reliable since the profitable. It is great to hear financial responsibility for
acceptance rates, unrivalled tor is the key periph- guests feel at first day in operation.” that our current customers revenue of the regions.
security, best jam perform- eral affecting the home in our There are several note val- have seen so much success Jolly’s main focus is to
ance and lowest cost of own- players’ experience, slot halls. The idators in the industry, and with our products that they leverage the company’s
ership in the industry. and Stefanov is ease of enter- Stefanov is confident in his recommend them to opera- penetration across markets
City Casino Group, a extremely aware of ing the ban- decision to specify MEI tors who may not be famil- and ensure Aruze Gaming’s
major casino operator in Bul- the importance it knotes is Cashflow SC. “We are really iar with Cashflow SC,” said success across the regions.
garia, prides itself on inno- plays within City paramount – the happy with the on-time Greenawalt. “We were Prior to joining Aruze
vation and offering its guests Casino Group. “We experience with note service and the quality of pleased to invite City Gaming, Jolly served as
the best variety in the are well known and rejection and note jams, the products MEI offers us. Casino Group to perform a general manager of Asia
market. Georgi Stefanov, respected for our profes- leading to machine down- Their team is truly dedicated VAT and are delighted that Pacific for Aristocrat
project manager at Casino sional service to our cus- time, had a negative impact to what they do, which they are now specifying Technologies and
City Group, said: “Our strat- tomers in Bulgaria. It is of on our business in the past. makes the work with them a Cashflow SC.” previously served in
several executive
capacities throughout the
globe. His management
TCS John Huxley
roles included general
management with
constructs biggest
emphasis on marketing,
sales, business
development and services,
lottery barrel in Macau
with over 16 years in the
gaming industry.
granddraw electricity, be simple to team in one of our China
TCS JOHN HUXLEY empty the millions of tickets based partner factories, we
after the draw and be easy were able to design and
With MGM Grand Macau to manoeuvre around the produce the biggest casino
holding bi-monthly slot pro- property floor. lottery barrel in Macau, if not
motions whereby the winner A spokesperson from the world.”
can win trips to Vegas, Cash TCS John Huxley Asia said: The barrel is approxi- power. TCS John Huxley this machinery is hidden
prizes etc, TCS John Huxley “This was the first project of mately 2.3m wide and engineers had to install a inside the base of the device.
was asked by the MGM mar- its kind for TCS John Huxley stands 2m tall. When full, step-up motor to satisfy the The spokesperson added:
keting team to design and Asia and was undertaken as the barrel and its contents casino’s requirement of “MGM are extremely happy
build a barrel that could hold part of the ongoing process have a combined weight of being able to run of 240v with the finished result,
between one to two tonnes of expanding our product three metric tonnes - to standard power and yet still especially after two previous
of tickets, be operated by range in Asia. With the assis- move such an enormous supply enough power to turn suppliers had failed to
plugging into normal mains tance of the engineering weight requires three phase the enormous barrel. All of produce suitable products.”
66 February 2010 • suppliernews
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