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The Sona Gaming System
Sona offers a server-based software application that delivers a
host of gaming and gambling opportunities.
S
ona Mobile is the accommodate an unlim- operate on public carrier making game
first company in ited number of virtual networks for those states changes one
the world to players. The System can and countries where Inter- machine at a
achieve Gaming deliver games on a play-for- net or telephone wagering time, the back-of-
Laboratories free, points or play-for-pay are approved. The gaming the house system
International, GLI-26 certi- basis, providing a proven system is device and can update all
fication for a server based foundation for a wired or network agnostic, machines simultane-
wireless gaming system wireless server based The Sona Gaming ously). Another
and has also received the gaming solution. System offers a property exceptional feature is
GLI-21 certification for The gaming engine oper- many advantages such as the ability to customise
server based gaming. The ates on secure servers in the ability to generate and display only the
Sona Gaming System is a the casino’s data centre. incremental revenue by games the operator
server based software The Sona Gaming System extending the casino floor chooses at specific times, exten-
application that delivers provides real-time moni- to ancillary areas; e.g. race so a property can differ- sion of the web
slots, table games, video toring and game play and sports books, bingo entiate itself via and casino
poker, bingo, and race and accounting providing a areas and restaurants. In networks, applica-
sports wagering. The wealth of information addition, gaming venues systems, play tions,
system consists of server about player activity. The can enhance yield manage- and content. The integrat-
and device software that server uses GLI standard ment during busy periods system provides oper- ing the same
runs on personal digital slot-machine style reports by offering low denomina- ators a secure gaming look, feel and navigation
assistants (PDA), mobile for casino accounting tion games to devices as experience with server that customers expect.
phones and fixed device systems. well as kiosks. The Sona based control, account architec- Sona provides a system
terminals. With the Sona Sona’s control mecha- Gaming System reduces information, multi-factor ture which allows Sona to that has enhanced features
Gaming System you can nisms ensure play only the need for additional authentication and mili- offer in-casino, internet and is exponentially less
bring your casino’s activity where authorised; geo- labour allowing casino tary-grade encryption. The and mobile systems in con- expensive – per location-
to a whole new level by fencing controls prevent staff to implement changes Sona Gaming System is junction with each other than a stand-alone slot or
offering real-time, single or access from unapproved to their floor more quickly built upon the powerful or separately. The mobile other electronic table
multiplayer games to locations. The system can and efficiently (rather than Sona Gaming Platform, an application is simply an game.
Offering customers everything, everywhere
Sona is proud to announce a gaming system that it believes will transport venues supporting any form of gaming into the future.
Gaming System allows a multitude of games provide access to electronic table games big screen or on their personal device. This
on any size device with centralised controls. (Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and Pai Gow same technology applies even if the player
For example, a property might want to Poker), six versions of Video Poker, and is at a kiosk. Players using a device or kiosk
replace a video only terminal in a race and four six-reel video slot games. In can play the exact same games as players
sports book with the Sona Gaming System. conjunction with Shuffle Master, Inc., the sitting at the communal gaming station.
This will allow patrons to sit within the kiosks also feature proprietary content, This allows the number of players to be
designated sports book area and make race including Three Card Poker, Four Card extended beyond the fixed seat limit for a
and sports wagers, or play Roulette, Video Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold 'em. Sona's fraction of the cost, without taking up
Poker, Slots, or other table games between system, in Spanish and English versions, in valuable floor space. Sona offers a unique
races or at halftime. Properties that want to conjunction with Shuffle Master's content, opportunity to gaming venues by utilising
extend their casino floor to ancillary areas fully complements Lima Uno's existing our strategic partnerships with major
and differentiate themselves will profit from gaming operations, which includes Off content and hardware providers such as
this technology. The Sona Gaming System Track Betting and a Sports book. The Sona NYRA, Daily Racing Form, Del Mar
kiosk screen can be customised with Gaming System allows single or multiple Thoroughbred Club, The Jockey Club,
property logos, advertisements, or current players to play against the same computer- Equibase, Shuffle Master and Motorola.
specials and offers. Why not offer generated game from their individual wired These strong partnerships enable Sona to
customers “everything” – “everywhere”? or wireless device. It can be configured to provide the ultimate in content, distribution,
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roperties that have a combination of The Sona Gaming System offers an allow players to join in a communal game marketing and advertising. Sona’s
casino gaming and race or sports unprecedented amount of opportunity to such as Baccarat or Roulette. In addition, expertise in technology coupled with key
wagering are ideal for server-based casinos, cruise ships, racinos, bingo halls, the Sona Gaming System allows players to partnerships has proven to be an award
gaming. Sona believes that their and other gaming venues. The Sona Gaming choose their “lucky” roulette table even if winning combination. Sona’s goal is to
gaming system will transport the System is currently installed in Icarreras they are nowhere near it. Each property has provide the best possible solution to their
gaming, race and sports venues into the Race and Sports book located in Lima, the option of installing large screens customers, allowing for gaming venues to
modern era. Stand-alone machines that are Peru, part of one of the largest gaming throughout different areas (where game drive incremental revenue and reduce
limited to only one or two games are enterprises in Latin America. play is authorised) giving players the operating costs - all by bringing modern
antiquated in a connected world. The Sona The system includes fixed kiosks that opportunity to watch the action live on the and flexible technology to the floor.
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