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IGT shows REELdepth
with news slot offering
It seems that every year new gaming jargon is created for new fangled technology. Such
was the impact of IGT’s star showing that Flexible MLD technology and REELdepth 3-D
gaming could soon be the buzz words on slot purchaser lips.
thereelthing from volatile to sustaining theme up to four times, simul-
INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY time-on-device experiences. taneously, on the same
“The possibilities of MLD machine. Some MultiPlay
IGT’s REELdepth Multi-Layer REELdepth on our AVP games will have four progres-
Display technology took machines, with Multi-Game sive jackpots that can be won
centre stage on its huge G2e capability, are endless. Our at once. The MultiPlay Video
exhibition floor with the huge library of game choices Slot family includes well-
message that its Winners gives operators flexibility known games such as
Choice Multi-Game slots that no one else can offer,” he Cleopatra, Wolf Run and Lil’
with MLD are available ready added. “And players love the Lady, and new themes, Hawai-
for purchase today. true 3-D game play of ian Sunset and Golden Eagle.
Allowing for unprece- REELdepth. Players can Elsewhere, the Way Bettor
dented spinning reel and change from spinning-reel to Chance range of slots was
video game offerings on one video games right at their offering more ways to bet
machine, the patented MLD seats.” with its side bet whilst a new
technology with IGT’s Reel One operator already to suite of IGT machine models
Flex feature allows the player have taken the product onto were on show featuring the
to view and play dozens of Playing four slots at once on the its gaming floor is Grand award-winning Service
their favourite games by Cleopatra MultiPlay video slot Casinos. Robert Allen, corpo- Window and sbX. sbX claims
switching from a 3-reel to 4- rate vice president of slot to be more than just a server-
reel to 5-reel to video reel to REELdepth allows the casino operations, said: “The overall based system; it’s a new cate-
poker within seconds, all on operator to change games performance of the gory of Experience
the same AVP machine. A without having to convert to REELdepth units initially Management. It allows a
player can also switch to and expensive and time-consum- installed has exceeded all of casino to design and manage
from a non-progressive ing reel shelves, physical reel our expectations. It presents customised player experi-
feature to a progressive strips, button panels, inserts, to the player what is arguably ences for a distinct competi-
feature by just choosing pay table glass and game soft- the best slot game experi- tive advantage. The sbX Tier
another game on the same ware,” added Griffin. “The ence to date. REELdepth One package includes the
AVP machine. new technology also elimi- embodies much of what is first G2S server-based game
Ryan Griffin, product nates the need for in-machine best about IGT - forward- management solution in an
manager for IGT’s Standard third-party progressive looking technology and engi- all-inclusive package. It will
games, said: “Players no meters and progressive con- neering, design and allow operators to experi-
longer have to search the trollers since it has the capa- application of game content ence sbX Floor Manager in a
casino floor for their bility to display up to three with artistic flair, and the full bank-by-bank solution.
favourite game. The virtual digital meters in the top box. gamut of great slot games.” The MegaJackpots
slot reels in REELdepth Unlike any of IGT’s competi- These initially include product line saw new Star
games emulate the look, tors, IGT’s MLD technology Glitter & Gold Slots, Magic Wars Multi- Level Progressive IGT’s European sales director Evolution in animated, auto-
sound and feel of the older allows players to toggle from Butterfly Slots and 7s Storm with its competitive group-
Ali Civile (top) shows the
mated and live-dealer ver-
IGT ‘legacy’ mechanical reel game-to-game offering differ- Slots. play bonus; new Megabucks
company’s Reel Depth slot
sions, Golden Baccarat and
counterparts, so players ent math models - all on the Another huge innovation and The Joker’s Wild version.
which allows players to
switch between the number
the Triple Towers horse race
immediately feel comfort- same AVP machine. Now set for 2009 arrived at G2e in The round up was com-
of reels played. Ali Civile
game, as well as an entire pit
able playing them. operators can build a Multi- MultiPlay Video Slots which pleted by the M-P Series col-
shows more ways to win with
featuring DigiDeal electronic
“MLD technology with Game of their choice, ranging enables players to play one lection comprising Roulette Bettor Chance table games.
Taking TITO to the tables
justtheticket TITO voucher to the dealer. amount. The player then numeric keypad. To finalise
FUTURELOGIC TableXchange scans and receives chips and a TITO the transaction,
displays the voucher value voucher for any cash TableXchange prints a
FutureLogic was displaying on the device’s LCD balance. To cash out, the cashout voucher for the
two breakthrough products screens, allowing both dealer simply collects and player.
set to dominate two new dealers and player to enters the value of the FutureLogic Europe’s
sectors of the market; table confirm the voucher player’s chips on the alpha John Edmonds said:
Cammegh brimming
gaming and Video Lottery “Having been developing
Terminals. this product for the last
over with orders
Adding a Ticket-In three years, we’re very
Ticket-Out device to excited to be bringing this
roulette, blackjack et al will product to market. TITO
seem a logical move to has been hugely successful
spinningtop enquiries and orders from anyone operating TITO on and naturally this product
CAMMEGH operators new to us who have their slots. TableXchange is should appeal to any slot
either come via recommen- a revolutionary floors using our systems
Cammegh is active in the Las dations or have recognised printer/scanner designed who want to unite their slot
Vegas market with its Bill- the quality of our wheels specifically to let players and table play more. It’s a
board displays seen on several themselves. Although footfall use cashout vouchers at product that makes perfect
high profile gaming floors has been down slightly, I’d say table games as well as sense.”
including Paris, The Rio and that the quality of visitors to slots, connecting to a Eclipse, meanwhile, is a
Caesar’s Palace. our stand has been better casino’s existing cashless heavy duty thermal printer
The company was report- than ever with almost every- network and creating a designed specifically to
ing its best ever year at G2e. one coming over to do busi- common currency across operate at very high
Andrew Cammegh, pictured ness. One operator ordered the gaming floor. By nearly speeds. Its capacity to use
here with Richard Cammegh, 25 classic roulette wheels eliminating the need to such a large printing roll
said: “The first two days of the and billboards. We’ve also had replenish chips at the Rob Denham makes it ideal for the VLT
show were relentlessly busy unprecedented interest in tables it aims to further demonstrates market. The IntelligentBezel
with order after order. We saw our Slingshot 2 and Star Light streamline operations.
system helps eliminate
existing customers and had wheels.” To buy in, player gives a paper jams.
28 January 2009 • G2ereport
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