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A court case between PokerTek “I was supposed to get two per Bally has debuted TournaMaker, which turns
and Tellis Software is scheduled cent equity in the company and GameMaker HDslot machines into ‘roped-off’
for next year. Nick Trout, who up to about $800,000,” Trout
runs Tellis Software, claims that said. “I only got $30,000.”
tournament machines on demand. Two server
applications provide all tournament services to the
PokerTek broke a 2004 software Earlier this year, Trout sued introduces gaming machine during tournament play. These
PokerTek due in
development agreement in which PokerTek and its former CEO and
services include machine conversion from conventional
PokerTek contracted with Tellis to current president. PokerTek to tournament mode, player enrolment and tournament
court next year create specialised software for denies the claims and has game play and leader board data distribution to the
electronic poker table. countersued Tellis. gaming machines and overhead signage.
A helping
hand in
from Dusk
Till Dawn
know how
GPI has partnered with new
British poker Dusk Till Dawn
to design and manufacture
the chips and plaques for the
The days of simply selling kit are long gone
cash games as well as 4
for most manufacturers, a point
dedicated tournament sets
Back row: Klaus Schleicher, Nikolaus Bartl,
to the newly licensed UK
emphasised recently by Atronic Systems’
Michael Müller, Alex van den Brul.
Middle row: Endré Harmath, Manfred Scholz,
poker venue, due to open at
Bavarian training programme, to ensure Hans-Peter Koppelstätter, Otmar Lutz.
the end of November.
one German customer was getting the
Front row: Ralf Item, Gerhard Schaffer, Antje
Launched by entrepreneurs
Schura, Wolfgang Krobath, Elisabeth Schock. Rob Yong and Nick Whiten,
most out of its management system. Dusk Till Dawn is a 15,000 sq ft
facility strategically located in
intraining Star|JACKPOTS modules, the Bavarian Casino figures. We used a step-by- the impact of different Nottingham, UK that will
ATRONIC SYSTEMS and to introduce to the Group’s technical serv- step approach to the train- brands and models on accommodate up to 414
group the large range of ices manager Alfred Sörgel. ing, focusing on their revenue. It also is able to give players with 46 tables including
Atronic Systems recently reports offered through The group currently use the existing reports and management a better feeling a Final/TV table and will be
conducted a specialist train- Atronic’s Galaxis Star|Slots and showing them how they as to how slot machines are capable of hosting WPT and
ing programme for one of its Business Objects report- Star|Jackpots reporting could make better use of the played. The basic idea with EPT events.
long standing customers, ing tool. tools to assist the casino information provided. This the group was to start with a Produced at GPI Sas plant in
the Bavarian Casino Group. All casino directors from directors in the daily opera- gave the group a better first set of reports and come France, the plaques feature the
Atronic’s specialist training the nine Bavarian casinos tion of the casinos. understanding of the possi- up with new ideas from the new and unique ‘Cubic' design
programmes provide including three assistant A spokesperson at Atronic bilities available to them management team for future from the latest Bourgogne &
ongoing knowledge and directors and the head of Systems said:“W ith this train- from the system. We took use in their casinos.” Grasset collection. Chips are
advice on how to get the division from headquar- ing we were able to intro- the group through the Busi- Regional sales manager from the traditional and world-
best from Atronic’s prod- ters attended the training duce the use of the new ness Objects accounting Alex van den Brul added: renowned high quality, 14-gr
ucts. conducted by Atronic Business Objects reports in reports and focused on “Overall the training was heavy-weight JAV style and
The main focus of this Systems’ project manager, conjunction with the several kinds of reports. For very successful with all FullFace pad printed ranges.
training was to cover the Wolfgang Krobath and Star|Jackpots reports to most of the reports, a casino directors now fully “At Dusk Till Dawn we only
expansive reporting tools regional sales manager, Alex further assist with the detailed view per model and trained up in the use of our want to use the best of every-
used with Star|SLOTS and van den Brul, and assisted by display of management brand is available to analyse reporting tools.” thing for the club. That is why
we chose GPI as our chip sup-
plier and have been very happy
with the results”. said Simon
Octavian and Hot Games sign ‘My ACP’
Trumper, live poker director
from Dusk Till Dawn
distribution deal with Ardeco for Hungary
Declared Lionel Cazalis,
GPI’s area sales manager : “We
are pleased to have been
selected by Dusk Till Dawn for
hotforhungary ian gaming venue. Ardeco is once this first installation is Ardeco’s already excellent impressed with how the this very special project that
OCTAVIAN to supply the new V-Projekt- operational and available as range of solutions for the system enables an operator will definitely makes its mark in
owned Le Grand casino in a ‘reference site’, further My Hungarian gaming market to easily control areas such the gaming industry in the UK
Octavian and Hot Games Budapest with the full My ACP/Player Track- would be of great business as accounting, maintenance and Europe. GPI is proving yet
have announced that Ardeco ACP system, complete with ing/Cashless installations benefit - for both our com- and revenue-generating pro- again that it holds the best line
International has been Player Tracking and Cash- will follow at other V-Projekt panies and for Hungarian gressives, either at a single of products to cater for any
appointed as exclusive dis- less add-on modules. sites and casinos in Hungary. casino operators too.” venue or over a wide area wagering currency need”.
tributor of the Octavian My Octavian is to install the Robert Dykstra, general Csaba Varadi, managing network.”
ACP (Accounting, Control, system at Le Grand in time manager of Octavian director of Ardeco Interna- Octavian has confirmed
Progressives) slot manage- for the casino’s scheduled Europe, said: “This project tional, added: “We are that they are discussing
ment system in Hungary. opening in November. 138 came about through our delighted to have this extending the agreement to
The agreement, which EGMs will be connected and existing relationship with opportunity to resell Octa- cover distribution with Hot
was formally signed at the controlled through My ACP Hot Games, with whom we vian My ACP slot manage- Games and Ardeco of Octa-
recent GameExpo show in and Octavian will also are working across many ment systems in Hungary. vian’s DreamGames portfo-
Budapest, has already provide maintenance and European jurisdictions. It We have seen My ACP lio of video slot games and,
resulted in the Octavian support services following quickly became clear that installed in casinos in St. possibly, Octavian’s new
system being selected for installation. Ardeco and adding Octavian casino Petersburg and Moscow and Maverick flat-pack EGM and
the first time by a Hungar- Octavian are optimistic that, systems expertise to have been extremely games kit.
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