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TCS John Huxley launches
Omni Craps display
Modern craps is
undoubtedly enhance any
considered the
gaming floor. I’m confident
that this product will exceed
fastest, noisiest and
the needs of operators in all
most complex game
gaming jurisdictions having
on the gaming floor
incorporated customer
and up until now
feedback throughout its
there has been no The group was also launch-
ing a range of chairs manufac-
Microsoft Surface
communication to
tured in the US. Constructed
has already been
in aluminium or oval tube
players of past
installed in bars at
steel, bases can be finished in the Rio in Las Vegas
results or high
a wide range of powder coat
scores. All this
colours and effects. The oval
changed at G2e
tube steel base has the added
benefit of E-Z Slide, which
Microsoft steps
with the launch of allows chairs to move effort-
TCS John Huxley’s
lessly across the gaming floor.
on to the floor
Omni Craps Display
TCS John Huxley’s
Each design comes with a 3.5
David Heap with inch thick moulded foam seat
the new display
which can be specified with a onlyconnect staff to each other, operators
signofthetime flat top or saddle seat top MICROSOFT with customers, customers
TCS JOHN HUXLEY options. Further options with each other. We have
include 19 inch and 17 inch The world’s biggest comput- partnered with companies
TCS John Huxley’s Omni wide seats, plus a selection of ing company Microsoft has like Aristocrat to create
Craps Display was unveiled at stacking chairs and gaming made a bold move into the gaming management solu-
G2e allowing operators to stools. Hawkins added: “We’ve gaming industry and signalled tions that connect CRM, busi-
show live results and informa- been evaluating gaming its intention to become a ness intelligence and data
tion from craps games seating for some time but it major player on the systems warehousing systems
keeping players fully engaged has taken until now for us to development side principally through wide area networks
with the fast paced action. establish a range that compli- but also with some products to allow casinos to use cash-
Players can easily track the software to allow casinos to Ease of operation was para- ments our traditional gaming and even games: it has now less technology, handle cash
game as highest scores, personalise the information mount when designing the products and furnishings. By opened a new office in Las automatically, manage their
winning roll history, hot bets in a format of their choice. A Omni Craps Display, as a result offering a seating solution that Vegas. gaming floors, improve sur-
and min/max stakes are scrolling message can be it requires very little training is manufactured in the US we “One of company strate- veillance and security and
clearly promoted inviting quickly added to the bottom time. With its simple to use are confident of build quality gies is in hospitality and that offer enhanced player loyalty
more excitement as shooters of each screen, which delivers results input pad introducing and lead times but more means lodging, entertain- programmes.”
try to beat the highest scores gaming information or pro- new staff to the unit takes only importantly we can now offer ment, travel, food service and, With the support of
over the last day, week or motional messages direct to a matter of minutes. Installa- unlimited design and finish importantly, gaming,” said Microsoft, Bally has devel-
month or indeed ever. the player. A ticket printing tion has also been simplified options that our customers Sandra Andrews, director of oped a business intelligence
Available in a dual table option enables players to take to include wireless USB which have come to expect.” hospitality industry solutions system that allows casinos to
mount system or connected away a hard copy of their hand eliminates the issue of cabling TCS John Huxley’s stand for Microsoft. analyse and visualise vast
to a free standing or wall and also enables casinos to between the table and display, was also attracting interest “We’re aiming to become amounts of data from the
mounted display, the Omni run promotional tournaments making it perfect for adding from US operators looking to extremely relevant to compa- gaming floor in order to allow
Craps Display feeds any flat and raffles. The printing to existing pits. invest in proven multi-players nies in this sector, to help managers the flexibility to
screen monitor, positioned system is commonly used in Roger Hawkins, TCS John such as the semi automated people meet their needs, from optimise their operations.
right among the live action. slot machines, so existing Huxley CEO for the Americas, roulette product TouchTable their business platform to the The most tangible of the
A selection of skins have paper stocks and branded rolls said: “The Omni Craps Display MultiPlay and AccuPLay paral- computers used in slot company’s offerings is
been incorporated into the held by casinos can be used. is the first of its kind and will lel deal blackjack. machines.” Microsoft Surface, a surface
For casino hotel and resort computing platform that
operators, the company has a allows a highly intuitive inter-
range of products, including action. Coffee table-sized,
Morse Watchmans proving the key to security
Microsoft Dynamics Cus- Surface is, if Microsoft will
tomer Relationship Manage- forgive the comparison, a
ment, a platform that brings scaled up, multi-person
keyappointment illuminated key storage system makes together existing databases version of the iPhone touch-
MORSE WATCHMANS finding keys a cinch and provides twice and applications, such as screen, allowing icons,
the amount of storage, while using Access and Outlook, with screens or applications to be
Morse Watchmans Tom Troia was minimal wall space. which most people are famil- moved around, activated,
demonstrating its KeyBank and Key- Built into a rugged steel cabinet with iar. The company sees the enlarged, shrunk, whatever
Watcher Key Management Systems highly illuminated key slots, the improved system as player tracking the user needs. Applications
which offer a better solution to access design makes it easier to locate keys and plus, with as many applica- so far include pizza building
control, safeguarding against lost or maximize wall space. The exterior design tions and as much flexibility and ordering, however, there
stolen keys. of the cabinet has been enhanced to as the operator requires. is clearly potential for the
The latest KeyWatcher Key Manage- blend in with today’s office environments, “It’s all about ‘connected gaming industry including a
ment System offers a new sophisticated while the key management system seam- experiences’,” said Andrews. new generation of electronic
design and improved access control. Its lessly controls and monitors keys. “We are connecting company poker tables.
Suzo Happ tops off
toppingout Ball, the Towerlight Topper, Round The Reel Topper is equipped
SUZO HAPP Topper and Reel Topper. with three Starpoint reels with 12
All are ideal for OEMs to ergonom- symbols bringing a stylish extra spin
Suzo Happ was showing several ically upgrade existing machines to any slot whilst the Illuminated
new innovations to make slots already installed on the slot floor to Handle Mech Ball can be illumi-
stand out from the crowd includ- create a new game concept. nated in any colour by two multi-
ing the Illuminated Handle Mech The Round Topper combines tech- colour LEDs controlled from the
nology from Suzo-Happ, Starpoint and host machine. It brightens the dark
Suzo Happ’s Patrick Suverein with
Heber for any roulette, lottery wheel gap between the slot machines and
the Reel Topper and the
or clock type game, the video option triggers player interest with its
Illuminated Mech Ball handle taking the possibilities even further. flashing or glowing capability.
42 January 2009 • G2ereport
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