This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
CR62-p40&41-SBG:SJC-Casino Review 25/11/07 01:57 Page 2
“Although general concerns remain with respect to
Bill Lerner,
the timing of server-based gaming, as well as the
industry’s commitment to it, we believe that it is
both on track and is well embraced. The industry is
analyst, on track for widespread server-based gaming
implementation in 2009, and likely contributing
materially to earnings of gaming equipment
supplies beginning in mid-2008 as the
replacement cycle heats up.”
Holland holds its breath
forwardmovement adopted. “Holland Casino has exactly what will change. “It of server-based gaming. “We
AN ASSOCIATION’S VIEW been looking into the server- is safe to say that any intro- believe that for a large part
based gaming developments duction of server-based server-based gaming would
n several of Europe’s and different technical solu- gaming will have an impact benefit us in terms of easier
gaming markets, current tions, but has at this stage on our business processes. distribution and shorter
regulation stands in the not made a clear standpoint If this would lead to employ- time to market games. So
way of widespread on the preferred solution.” ment opportunities, for from an operator’s point of
adoption of server- She expects that the famil- example, it is, again, too view, it can certainly be a
based gaming technology. iar names in the slot- soon to tell.” step forward. From a cus-
The casino associations in machine market will be big “If and when Holland tomer’s point of view it
these markets are cautious in server-based gaming, but Casino starts in any form depends what innovations
about looking too far ahead, that new technology will with server-based gaming, a it will lead to alongside the
but Amber Ho-A-Sjoe at also bring opportunities for thorough trial or pilot would traditional style of games;
Holland Casinos believes fresh faces to enter the be one of the first phases. It more interactivity or multi-
change is possible. casino industry. “New names will give us the opportunity level play, for example.”
“Looking at the Dutch reg- have appeared, for a large to test, amongst others, on Equally, Ho-A-Sjoe is con-
ulations as they are, SBG part coming from the technical and infrastruc- vinced that Holland Casino’s
would not be allowed for a lottery/VLT and FOBT tural impact.” offering will not change
Holland: prepared to adapt
number of reasons. sector. Which parties will Players too will see simply because of server-
to server-based gaming -
However, the present regu- become the main players changes and Ho-A-Sjoe says based gaming. “Any intro-
when good and ready
lations have been made with depends on their innovative they will be at the centre of duction of server-based
stand-alone slot machines in skills and meeting market any server-based gaming gaming will not be for the
Current gaming rules stand in the way of
mind. With technology demands,” says Ho-A-Sjoe. trials conducted by Holland purpose of changing our
server-based gaming in Holland, but
moving forwards, the regu- New technology will also Casinos. “The main focus of balance of gaming. We
latory bodies in Holland nat- bring change for operators any trial would be to monitor believe that the present
Amber Ho-A-Sjoe, vice president of urally will be looking into and lead to new ways of any effects on our cus- balance of gaming offered,
product management at Holland Casinos,
this matter.” working, but until the rules tomers. Player acceptance both tables and slots, meets
says changing technology could bring
According to Ho-A-Sjoe, it and the technology stan- would be the key issue here.” the needs of our customers.
is too soon to tell which tech- dards settle, Ho-A-Sjoe Ho-A-Sjoe is clear about server-based gaming will
regulation changes. nical standards will be believes it is too early to say one thing - the time benefits not change that.”
December 2007 serverbasedgaming 41
Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64
Produced with Yudu - Publish online for free with YUDU Freedom -