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Lottomatica’s wholly-owned completed the first stage of the Elixir Gaming has been
subsidiary, GTECH Corporation, transaction in January 2008, granted summary judgment
Lottomatica has now acquired the when GTECH acquired a 50 per Elixir on all patent infringement
remaining 50 per cent interest cent controlling interest in
claims in the litigation case
in Atronic owned by Atronic for €20m. The overall
Gauselmann for €32m in cash. transaction has a total value of
brought by Shuffle Master
and is currently in the
This completes the final stage approximately
€189m, which process of seeking recovery
of a two-part transaction. As includes approximately €137m of $3m in damages and legal
previously announced, GTECH of debt. fees in the case.
Grupo Peralda
Octavian and
PacificNet sign
accepts Cashflow
two-way distribution
SC83 as standard
secondtimeround Commenting on this
OCTAVIAN/PACIFICNET development, Octavian CEO
Harmen Brenninkmeijer
With the credit crunch said: “Continuing
blamed for PacificNet’s uncertainty in financial and
failure to complete its investment markets has
buyout of Octavian, the two been a contributing factor
companies have announced to the acquisition of
that they have struck a two- Octavian not being
way distribution agreement completed. However, by
with PacificNet, Inc, as an formalising this strategic
alternative to the previously relationship now as an
proposed acquisition of alternative, we can press
Octavian by PacificNet. ahead and market each
The agreement is part of other’s products
a broader strategic alliance aggressively in our existing
between the two and developing markets.”
companies. Under the initial PacificNet CEO Tony
agreement, PacificNet will Tong added: “As we have
VAT isn’t usually an acronym to fill anyone with joy, accept maybe when it involves
distribute Octavian products stated before, PacificNet
MEI and a Value Added Trial on a slot floor. The company has just received rave
in Asia, mainly in Chinese- and Octavian product sets
reviews for its Cashflow SC83 from one of Spain’s leading operators.
speaking markets where and markets complement
PacificNet and its gaming each other extremely well,
subsidiaries already have a so each company’s
strong market presence. customers will benefit from
addedvalue and proven MEI technology to worry about bill validator In particular, PacificNet an enriched and extended
MEI allows for the complete note performance on the floor. will focus on the deployment product range.”
set to be accepted, in varying Now, it looks like we can of Octavian’s GLI-approved
Casino Barcelona, one of the conditions. Since the casino focus on other parts of the ‘My ACP’ slots management
largest casinos in Spain with cannot control the note pop- floor as these products do as system, which links to
150 slots, has just completed ulation which enters the we expect; they perform.” Octavian GateManager and
MEI’s Value Added Trial and casino, it must be prepared Cuenca explained that the Octavian CashManager to
is specifying that the Cash- to accurately accept as many casino management has provide the ultimate end-to-
flow SC83 for its future slot notes as possible. Thus, the placed their trust in the MEI end table and slots
purchases. casino makes more money Cashflow SC83. “At this management as well the
The casino, the flagship by accepting all of the good moment in time we see dis- ExtraCash integrated
property in the Grupo notes, regardless of condi- tinct advantages of having games, mini jackpot and
Peralda casino group that tion, meaning that more MEI on our casino floor and staffless payout system.
totals almost 400 slots, was notes are flowing into the so are now specifying MEI banknote reader”. Octavian, meanwhile, will
happy to accept the invita- cashbox, so making more for future slots purchases. Greenawalt went on to say, distribute products
tion by MEI to trial the Cash- money for the casino. Our OEM suppliers have “This trial is another fantas- developed by PacificNet’s
flow SC83. Eduardo Cuenca, Casino been informed.“ tic result for MEI. Although gaming subsidiaries.
Within a short space of Barcelona’s slots manager, Mark Greenawalt, MEI’s we expect this type of per- Initially, these products will
time, Barcelona managers explained:“F rom being intro- gaming director, stated: “We formance on any slot floor include Chinese-
said they could see the ben- duced to a completely new thank the management team around the world, this one is manufactured gaming
efits of MEI Cashflow on the product at the beginning of at Casino Barcelona for per- special because it was our cabinets from Take1
casino floor. Excellent the year, my team quickly forming the VAT. The posi- 40th VAT to be started in Technologies - including
acceptance rates with zero became acquainted with the tive feedback from our VAT’s Europe. It was also the short- Comma6A-ready solutions
maintenance were not the MEI Cashflow SC83. This is a continues and we are partic- est in duration as Mr Cuenca for the Italian AWP market -
only factors to convince the very user-friendly product ularly pleased that such an and his team saw an immedi- and innovative electronic
casino they had made the which clearly has a lower important casino group in ate positive impact, soon table games such as Virgin
Octavian CEO Harmen
right choice. The patented cost of ownership. We used Spain is now specifying our after it started.” Baccarat from PactGame. Brenninkmeijer
Progressive Gaming to install Casinolink in Chile
warmingup As part of the initial agreement, "Deploying Casinolink on the is an important step for Progres-
PROGRESSIVE GAMING Progressive Gaming will install its entire slot floor of these facilities sive as it marks our entree in a
Casinolink slot management will provide us an integrated new Latin American market and
Progressive Gaming International system on all 800 slot machines at casino management solution to further expands our rapidly
announced that its Casinolink Casino Marina del Sol, located manage all aspects of our gaming growing footprint of casino man-
Enterprise Edition was selected as approximately 500 kilometers floor. After carefully considering agement systems outside of the
the exclusive slot management South of Santiago and adjacent to several different slot manage- United States. Casinolink’s
system at three new casino devel- the city of Concepcion, the ment systems, Clairvest and our leading-edge technology provides
opments in Chile. second largest metropolitan area partners chose Casinolink a customised solution to manage
The initial agreement represents in Chile. In addition to 800 slot because it provides the most all aspects of their gaming floors
a total of up to approximately 1,500 machines, the US$ 90m complex robust suite of tools to maximise on a highly scaleable platform,
slot management system installa- is expected to open in September our operating efficiencies and while delivering an attractive
tions that are expected to occur in 2008 with 50 table games, 120 deliver an unparalleled gaming return on investment by optimis-
the third and fourth quarters of hotel rooms, a theatre and several experience for our customers." ing the efficiency, security and
2008, and represents up to approx- restaurants. Marina del Sol is a Russ McMeekin, president and entertainment value of their facili-
imately US$2.3m of the US$3m joint venture between the Clair- CEO of Progressive Gaming, com- ties. We look forward to working
backlog of Latin America contracts vest Group and Valmar. mented: “The selection of Casino- with our partners in Chile to
reported by Progressive Gaming Michael Wagman, managing link at these resort casino enhance the gaming floors of
on May 12. director of Clairvest, commented: entertainment complexes in Chile these three exciting new resorts."
32 July 2008 • suppliernews
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