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“As Open SBG opens up the market for Deutsche Bank
games developers and enables powerful Securities believes
linked activities between terminals and live slot machine
events, we expect to see significant manufacturers could
developments in the area of social gaming, be filling orders for
virtual sports books, simultaneous multi-game more than 1.1m new
experiences and progressives.” units through 2010
Anne de Kerckhove, managing director,
New order
if SBG growth
Inspired Gaming predictions bear out.
Variety is the spice of life
Videobet - a fully owned
numerousadvantages a centralised management system across the entire range of platforms.
subsidiary of the
VIDEOBET (the MCS), automated management The Videobet gaming platform
functionalities like downloadable comes equipped with a fully inte-
Playtech Group -
designs, develops and
he Videobet gaming plat- content, connections to revenue- grated data system (backend)
form can run as a server sup- boosting networks such as live known as the MCS (Monitoring &
deploys high-end server
ported unit or as a gaming, operation performance Control System). The MCS opti-
server-based network. Fea- optimisation and more. One advan- mises the day-to-day management
based gaming platforms. turing a wide variety of
tage is the server-based link to the of a gaming operation and allows
Octavian offers two
downloadable games on a range of WinAJackpot network, the indus- remote customisation and configu-
cabinet options, Videobet tailors try’s first migration of online and ration of each terminal in an opera-
platforms for video slots
the perfect solution to the exact land-based progressive jackpots. tion for optimum revenue and AWPs.
nature of a client’s business for Operators benefit from a unique generation and different reporting
maximum performance and opportunity to connect their land- of machines performance. alivelycouple
enhanced revenue. based players to millions of online Videobet’s suite of games fea- OCTAVIAN
Videobet’s new, cutting-edge players and to mega jackpots. Oper- tures 3D graphics and real-life
server-supported gaming does not ators can offer their players highly audio. The games library includes Octavian brings a pair of VLT plat-
require a permanent internet con- attractive jackpots with minimal a wide range of game types to forms to operators, the first being
nection and is most suited to small set-up costs. attract a diverse audience in addi- Symphony - DE (Downloadable
operations seeking to benefit from As a subsidiary of Playtech, Video- tion to localised games to attract Edition). It is a complete server-based
low operating costs, minimal modi- bet enjoys massive resources and players from specific regions. A platform for the operation of video
fications and the advantages of advanced services at the disposal of specialised games package espe- slots and AWP machines, offering a
server-supported technology. the massive gaming software cially suited to the UK Class choice of two architectures: AS
Advantages include features such as provider. An excellent example B2/B3 market features games (Agency Server) and DL (Direct Link).
game scheduling, enhanced local would be the cross-platform network such as Blackjack, American Some of its features include: the
reporting, periodic updates of new which integrates Platyech’s online Roulette and more. centralised administration of financial
games and much more - all working and mobile platforms with Video- Videobet’s flexible product transactions, the remote download-
together to maximise machine rev- bet’s land-based platform. Through utilises an open platform enabling ing of games, SAS and SuperSAS
enues. Another big benefit of Video- the cross-platform network, opera- the integration of third party games. protocol support, planned support for
bet’s server-supported software is tors can offer their players one The games can be integrated as emerging G2S protocol from GSA,
that it can be easily upgraded to the account from which they can access add-ons to Videobet’s suite of games third party games implementation via
more advanced server-based config- all of the available gaming platforms. or as stand-alone games in their SDK (Software Development Kit) and
uration at the “switch of a button” This seamless integration of own right. Videobet’s software can RNG local or central functionality.
via switchable technology. Playtech/Videobet platforms offers easily be configured for installation Meanwhile, Symphony - LE
Videobet’s full server-based operators the additional advantage on existing hardware or on one of (Lottery Edition) is an integrated
gaming is aimed towards opera- of controlling their entire operation, Videobet’s diverse selection of system for the management of
tions looking to utilise all of the including every one of the platforms, industry leading cabinets like the electronic instant lottery tickets
benefits that server-based gaming from one single backend admin. Midas; a terminal specially designed (pull-tabs and Class II type games).
technology provides. These include Players’ gameplay can be tracked and build for Videobet by Unicum. It uses a central server RNG to
create random wins within a pre-
defined games series. Also, Sym-
phony - LE offers dynamic update
Many benefits
and downloadable games, remote
control diagnosis and mainte-
nance, high graphic capabilities,
player tracking and player member
club options and an SDK for the
development of new games.
A world of possibilities will open up with IGT’s new SB technology. Forget the technology for a
moment, however. What really cap-
sb system that provides for the from unauthorised use and tivates players is the game itself.
IGT high speed delivery of game meet regulatory require- “What sets us apart is our logical
content, game configura- ments of any jurisdiction. The approach to game development
IGT’s two-plus years of tions and direct player mar- SB system is also capable of and our passion for creating games
development of its server- keting. The SB system is Network Load Balancing that entertain and entice,”
based system has given the extremely flexible and can (NLB) as needed. explained Dykstra.
company a lot of insight into be scaled to meet the The casino server is the “From initial market research,
what its customers are requirements of any regu- server that controls the func- through concept, design and
looking for. Its SB core prod- lated gaming jurisdiction or tions of downloading, game review, to realisation and delivery,
ucts reflect that research customer. configuration, reporting and IGT’s Andy Ingram ery. This is the ability to use we take games development very
and also provide operators The SB system is also license management. Each explained: “SB has two parts. the G2S network to deliver seriously. We visit markets, play
with the rich technological capable of being used along- casino computer room will The first is floor manager offers and services to player existing games, understand
foundation to manage side existing casino systems house an SB system server which helps operators opti- via the service window or players’ behaviour and study
today’s casino floor as well such as player tracking and with rack-mounted compo- mise the yield of the floor. player tracking interface. trends and regulations.”
as the floor of the future. TITO applications. Adding nents including clustered. This includes capability to This includes marketing Titles from Octavian’s growing
The firm believes that even an SB system to a casino CPUs, network storage change the game and config- services (club interface, library include Dino Dollars,
the most sophisticated tech- floor only requires Ethernet (RAID 5), operator consoles, uration of the EGM. But it advertising, comp redemp- Odessa Express, Toony Tunes
nology should be intuitive for high speed communica- DLT back-up tape drives, rack will do so much more. Using tion) and gaming services and Wonderland.
and easy to use, and that tion with game terminals. switches and UPS modules. slot analytics it will enable (bonusing, free play, promo- Furthermore, Octavian offers
guiding principle is Other existing network Subject to regulatory the operators to easily main- tional credits etc). This rapid localisation of games (user
reflected in its design of the wiring can remain intact. approval, IGT will be offering tain the optimum floor con- increases convenience and language, jurisdiction requirements
management console inter- The SB system uses the a virtual private network link figuration and maximum enhances their experience etc), experience of supplying math
face and its online game latest in network security to to a server located at IGT’s revenue.” when on the property. In turn for various jurisdictions and devel-
ordering process. ensure that all server based headquarters to provide He concluded: “The this will increase the opera- oping playable math models to
IGT’s SB product is a networks are secure and free extended customer services. second part is service deliv- tor’s revenue.” enable testing of game outcomes.
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