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Win Systems has Student brings extensive Gametronix Systems is changing
appointed Roy Student as gaming experience, its name to Amaya Gaming
strategic advisor to lead contacts and relationships Group. The Canadian based
its business development developed over his 36 manufacturer of the electronic
team and assume years of experience in the
Gametronix changes
poker table PokerMate has also
Win appoints
responsibility for the gaming and hospitality opened a regional sales office in
continued growth of Win’s industry and was most name to Amaya south Florida to serve the
Student of gaming server based gaming recently president of
American south, Caribbean and
systems. Cyberview. cruise lines.
If patience is a poker virtue then player and games inventor
in the judicial process and fully nal patent infringement case
Derek Webb has shown bucket loads of the table trait. Having
expect the appellate court to was a sham lawsuit and kept
support our position.” him from getting his games in
waited over a decade for a bitter dispute with Mikohn Gaming,
However, Progressive the market. partnership
today known as Progressive Gaming International, to be resolved,
switched its focus this week An eight-person jury agreed
he is now walking away from the courts with £10m. More than he
and with total costs in danger with Webb on all counts, offering
of hitting $40m if Progressive including the questions con-
ever walked away from the table with.
had continued to fight, the cerning whether Progressive
group opted to settle. Gaming misrepresented facts
“The conclusion of this case to the US Patent and Trade-
represents the final step in mark Office. The jury ruled
resolving the last significant that Webb suffered $13m in
legacy matter the company has lost profits. youriT
faced,” said Progressive presi- Webb invented the game GAMING LABORATORIES
dent and chief executive officer having visited Vegas with his INTERNATIONAL
Russel McMeekin. “We believe British friends, they played the
this removes any distraction poker derivative games avail- In a move designed to
from Progressive Gaming’s sig- able, but found them to be help bolster casino
nificant success as it has slow and boring. He set about operator security, Gaming
emerged as a leading systems designing a game that had the Laboratories International
technology provider for the attractive aspects of the origi- and Foundstone
global gaming industry. We con- nal historical game with the Professional Services, a
cluded that a settlement now multiple win opportunities division of McAfee, have
will eliminate the cost and man- and providing a choice of play formed a partnership to
agement resources involved in modes, part of the appeal of offer independent auditing
an extended legal process, and craps and roulette. and consulting of casino
allow the company and its per- The game was initially operators’ IT networks.
sonnel to move forward with shown to the casino industry GLI president and co-
an undivided focus on further as Casino Brag, and whilst this founder James Maida
expanding our slot manage- name was acceptable in the said: “This is an era of
ment and table management first European location, Ameri- ever-advancing
systems.” can operators wanted some- technologies, both in the
The dispute started nearly thing different. game and across the
ten years ago when Progres- Three Card Poker was the entire operation. These
Three Card
sive Gaming filed a lawsuit best choice as it described new services will help
against Three Card Poker exactly and simply what the operators ensure that their
developer Webb, claiming that game is. This was confirmed in systems, such as server-
poker case earns
the game infringed on certain a player survey conducted by based gaming, networks
patents owned by Progressive Prime Table Games, Webb’s and wireless
Gaming. Subsequently, Webb marketing vehicle. communications, are as
sold the American portion of The first US state to approve safe and secure as
Webb US$20m
Three Card Poker before suing Three Card Poker was Missis- possible.”
Progressive Gaming for creat- sippi, where it now is played Vice president of
ing a monopoly in the market in most casinos. Statewide Foundstone Professional
during that period. Webb action on Three Card Poker Service Bill Hau said: “The
further claimed that Progres- exceeds that on established implementation of
webbedfeat Mikohn Gaming, had acted Progressive Gaming Robert sive’s original patent infringe- poker derivatives such as Pai information security for
PRIME TABLE GAMING anti-competitively in a decade- Ziems had said following that ment case was deceptive and Gow, Let it Ride, and Caribbean casino operators presents
old lawsuit brought by Webb, decision:“W e are disappointed prevented Webb from getting Stud. Again, in the limited unique and distinct
Las Vegas-based Progressive the developer of Three Card in the trial court’s rulings on its games into the market. stakes market of Colorado and challenges for both the
Gaming International has Poker. The jury granted Webb our post-trial motions and will Webb had claimed Progres- South Dakota, Three Card operators themselves and
agreed to pay British table $13m plus attorneys fees devote all of the necessary sive tried to create a monop- Poker is more popular than the customers who may
games developer Derek Webb although the judgment was legal and financial resources oly in the table game business Let it Ride. use the infrastructure to
US$20m plus his legal fees, tripled, based on federal to vigorously pursue a in Mississippi in 1998 and Progressive Gaming will access services provided.
rather than appeal a verdict antitrust laws. Last month, a favourable outcome through 1999. Progressive had sued pay Webb $20m within one We are excited and proud
reached in February by a Mississippi federal judge the appellate process. We Webb, claiming Three Card day after the agreement is exe- to be part of this GLI
federal jury in Mississippi. rejected Progressive’s post- remain resolute in our belief Poker infringed on certain cuted. The company will reim- partnership, and I’m
In a federal antitrust trial, a trial motions and the company that the claims asserted are patents owned by the burse Webb’s attorney fees confident Foundstone will
jury ruled that Progressive was planning an appeal. unjust and not supported by company. However, Webb sued within 30 business days of the provide the expertise and
Gaming, previously known as Executive vice president of the law and facts. We have faith Progressive, saying the origi- agreement’s execution. leadership necessary to
help bolster casino
operator security.”
Today’s casino floor is
Atronic’s Cash Fever reaches Switzerland
networked to central
servers, and the network
can have hundreds, even
thousands, of access
feverpitch signed for a full sale prior to points, putting the
ATRONIC the trial expiration date. The network and stored data
deal included a bank of the at risk. The new
Atronic is raising tempera- Atronic state-of-the-art e- GLI/Foundstone services
tures in Switzerland with its motion machines, attractive will conduct in-depth
linked gaming concept, Cash Fever signage and mer- technical testing of
Cash Fever, being installed chandising package. Grand networks, applications,
in Grand Casino Baden. The Casino Baden launched and various security
four-level progressive Cash Fever with four high- related infrastructure
jackpot is fast heating up performing games from the components such as
casinos all over the globe Atronic games library firewalls, VPNs and
and Switzerland is sure to be including IC Treasures, wireless networks.
no exception. Blastin’ Barrels and Crystal Services also include
Grand Casino Baden went Lake. auditing network security
live on a 90 day trial begin- Grand Casino Baden’s systems, detection of
ning 1 August, but the direc- chief operating officer Grand Casino Baden. We are Cash Fever in Switzerland sales executive for the area, intrusions, identification of
tors at Grand Casino Baden Ernesto Sommer said: “We convinced that the “fever” is being run as a system Michael Seils, commented: weaknesses and outlining
were so impressed with the are proud to offer the first will take hold of our visitors driven progressive due to “We expect to set perform- recommendations to
performance of the Cash multi-level progressive from and Cash Fever will be a the jurisdictional require- ance records with our Swiss repair any discovered
Fever bank that a deal was Atronic in Switzerland’s great success.” ments. Atronic’s regional Cash Fever banks.” weaknesses.
52 December 2007 suppliernews
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