- CMS Group – the new reference in table game drop securityCMS Group SRL from Italy is the new reference company for table game security.Published: 19 June, 2013
The company introduced itself with a product tailor-made to solve a long-standing issue in live gaming – the secure handling of money on the gaming table itself. The EasyDrop enables croupiers to enter the banknotes in a bundle of up to thirty at one time (including tickets when used in association with ticket-in, ticket-out gaming) in a simple and practical way.
CMS Group SRL has chosen MEI to provide the heart of the EasyDrop – quick, secure note validation and storage thanks to the SC Advance bill reader with the BNF (bulk-note feeder). The award-winning CASHFLOW SC has been produced over one and a half million times and the new SC Advance brings further key attributes that makes it the perfect solution. Together with the BNF, this solution has enabled the successful introduction of the EasyDrop to market.
- Slots games 90° turnoverPublished: 19 June, 2013
UMA Premium Group is one of world games producers who create games for machines with vertical screens. The Company demonstrates extremely prosperous competence and now and again presents the top-class gaming development.
Slot machines with vertical-oriented wide screens have become more available and widespread in the gaming industry. This type of games has a non-standard appearance and allows more interactive content to be visible to the players.
- Peru major new market for APEX gamingGreat interest for APEX gaming products on new partner stand DRGT at FADJA PeruPublished: 19 June, 2013
APEX gaming reports on a particularly pleasing FADJA Peru. Having partnered with the preferred systems supplier DRGT as distributor and service centre, APEX gaming now has a local partner supporting the operators in Peru. The Latin American headquarters of DRGT are namely in Lima in Peru.
- Russian Gaming Week presents.....EurAsian Gaming Forum 2013Published: 19 June, 2013
Russian Gaming Week and the company Smile-Expo present EurAsian Gaming Forum 2013 to be held in Minsk on 27-28 of November.
Professional market participants from Belarus, Georgia, Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union now have the perfect platform to showcase all modern trends in the gambling industry
- GTI Asia Taipei Expo –Glamorous and Talent were Brought BackPublished: 19 June, 2013
GTI Asia Taipei Expo, one of the most important arcade game trade events in Asia Pacific every year organized by Haw Ji (Game Time International), was held on May 9~11, 2013 at Taipei World Trade Center in Taiwan. In this edition, the show recruited about 70 exhibitors including Namco Bandai Games from Japan, MEI from Australia, Suzo-Happ and JCM from the U.S. and a good amount of talented and renowned Taiwan-based companies. A variety of games, machines and parts & accessories were presented at the show, fully satisfied many visiting buyers’ need as a one stop shopping destination.
- Pirates and Monsters? What's not to like?Another monster hit from Sega!Published: 19 June, 2013
Pirates of Monster Island joins Sega’s line-up of hit Vid-Demption games that includes Pig’s Might Fly and Super Monkey Ball Ticket Blitz. By adding a video display to a ticket redemption game, Sega has been able to create much greater game content and more compelling gameplay experiences. “A typical mechanical ticket redemption game delivers the same gameplay experience every time,” explained Sega’s Sales Manager, Tom Keil. “Sega’s Vid-Demption games have much greater depth delivering a unique gameplay experience with every play. Our Vid-Demption games contain stories that create curiosity in players – they want to see what’s next. It’s proven to be a sure-fire formula for attracting repeat play.
- Sega Prize Summer SaleSavings of up to 40%!Published: 19 June, 2013
Sega Prize is looking forward to a beautiful Summer this year and are excited to share our enthusiasm with all our operators.
With savings of up to 40% off of our cutest and cuddliest plush collections the Sega Prize sale delivers tremendous value for quality merchandise. Delivering operators the best of both worlds; must have prizes at affordable prices.
- Meet Team Sega - Lester Tony TravassoSales Administrator and Employee of the Year!Published: 19 June, 2013
Hi Lester, congratulations on the recent award! Tell us a little bit about your history within Sega and the Amusements industry?
Thanks! My history with Sega and the amusements industry only began when I started this job just over three years ago.
- Amusements Engineer Vacancyat Chessington, Surrey HeadquatersPublished: 19 June, 2013
Sega is looking for an experienced individual to join our workshop team and take on a challenging servicing role. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 3 years experience in repairs, servicing, installing and re-conditioning of all forms of amusement equipment, as well as the ability to demonstrate excellent communication skills, self-motivation, and initiative whilst working under pressure.
- Why do Russian junket tourists choose Minsk?Published: 19 June, 2013
Today’s gambling industry in Belarus, particularly in Minsk, is booming. After the closure of casinos in Russia more and more new casinos are being built in Minsk. And the existing ones are actively working to improve the quality of their services and infrastructure. This attracts a huge number of gamblers to the capital of Belarus from other countries.
- The complete betting experience with BGT and TAB AustriaA global success story with self service terminals from BGT – Best Gaming Technology and TAB AustriaPublished: 10 May, 2013
Many years of intensive cooperation between BGT – Best Gaming Technology and TAB Austria and the innovative strength of both companies have led to the completion of betting terminals, which are currently conquering the industry by storm. The software company BGT has developed a user-friendly and profitable system in the betting field, that setting new standards. Meanwhile, almost all top players in the industry are convinced customers – including William Hill, Codere Paddy Power, Gala Coral, Admiral and Betfred. With other well-known providers is being negotiated intensively.
- Allstar Vending is skipping into summer with fresh new products for flat and bulk vending.Published: 07 May, 2013
Stickers and tattoos come packed in 300-count boxes and are a suggested €1 vend. Two-sided display cards are also available. Call 001 514 426 1690 or visit www.allstarvending.com
- Finally a game that's better than Key Master.....Introducing Giant Key Master!Published: 02 May, 2013
“Our first production run sold out before it even arrived,” stated Sega’s Sales Manager, Vince Moreno. “We’re already selling well into our second run and expect Giant Key Master to become a staple product for bigger locations, malls, and theatres.” Giant Key Master offers the same addictive game play as Sega’s Award Winning Key Master with the added benefit of being twice the size. There are two sides to the game; the left side has a playfield and prize chute configured to handle bigger prizes, and the right side looks a lot like a Standard Key Master.
- Blizzworx release Bebefun IslandPublished: 25 April, 2013
Bebefun Island is now official! Bebefun Island is a coin-operated gaming machine which allows kids to be entertained and educated at the same time.
Designed and built by Blizzworx, an EU-based manufacturer/developer of coin-operated gaming machines, as well as software-hardware solutions with the power to create quality games, the unit has a 17-inch touch screen display, and offers 11 games to choose from.
- Enjoy top quality slots at William Hill CasinoPublished: 25 April, 2013
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- FutureLogic and IGT announce agreement extensionPublished: 16 April, 2013
FutureLogic recently announced an agreement to extend its Global Technology Agreement with International Game Technology (IGT). According to the agreement, FutureLogic’s peripherals will continue to be the preferred printers in IGT’s current gaming platforms. With operator demand increasing, IGT will be transitioning to the GEN3 Evolution® printer in 2013.
- JPMi Brings Magic And Excitement To Online gamingPublished: 15 April, 2013
JPM Interactive’s latest game releases in its popular Max Power series, Daytona Classic and Black Magic bring the excitement of the race track to online players, plus more than a touch of mystery and enchantment.
- Gaming Laboratories International’s 12th North American Roundtable Draws 315 Regulators from 46 JurisdictionsBally Technologies President and Chief Executive Officer Ramesh Srinivasan Keynotes EventPublished: 26 March, 2013
LAS VEGAS (March 25, 2013) – Emerging technologies and evolving regulation took center stage as Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), the world’s leading technical consulting and independent certification laboratory, welcomed 315 regulators from 46 jurisdictions to its 12th annual North American Roundtable.
- Apple Introduces New “Scene Machine” Photo Booth Embracing Green Screen TechnologyApple Develops Ground-breaking New Booth With Ability to Place Photo Takers Into Custom ScenesPublished: 08 March, 2013
Greenvale, NY, Mar. 6, 2013 – Apple Industries/Face Place announced today that the all new Face Place Scene Machine will debut at the Amusement Expo in Las Vegas on March 20th.
The Face Place Scene Machine is poised to be one of the most advanced photo booths in the industry, incorporating Chroma key compositing technology well-known in the movie and special effects industry to create the illusion that users have actually become a part of a selected scene.
Harnessing this new green screen technology, the Scene Machine is able to remove the bright green backdrop installed in the booth’s interior from the printed image and replace it with a fun and exciting setting. A background is superimposed behind the customer and a foreground image is placed in front of them, simulating a realistic 3D image.
- Novomatic increases FER Interazar presencePublished: 06 March, 2013
As in previous years Novomatic Gaming Spain will again participate with a distinguished show presence at the Fer Interazar 2013 gaming show in Madrid (March 12-14). This year, Novomatic will increase its presence at Spain’s most important trade show and, with a larger booth than in previous years, the company will present significant innovations for Spanish casinos, arcades and bar operations.
- JPMi Takes Gaming To A New DimensionPublished: 05 March, 2013
JPM Interactive has propelled online gaming into an entirely new dimension with the launch of its latest title from the popular progressive jackpot Max Power series.
Highly anticipated by aficionados who enjoy the high frequency Max Power progressive jackpot payouts, 4th Dimension is essentially a four reel multi stake lo-tech game combining three basic reels with a fourth reel feature which, when activated, offers players five options including increasing the standard number of win lines from five to 27, a x2 multiplier and a very unusual award which adds a vertical win line on each reel. The fourth reel can also activate a wild ‘star’ symbol which can be used to complete any win line.
- OpenBet win for BetDigitalPublished: 04 March, 2013
Betdigital, the game design and integration specialist, has signed a landmark deal to supply high-street LBO and bingo games to OpenBet, one of the world’s leading providers of interactive betting and gaming solutions.
The first game, Super Pots Bar X is being sponsored by Ladbrokes and BetDigital will also integrate Caesars Palace, one of Ladbrokes strongest ever B3 games, onto OpenBet’s online and mobile channels.
- JPM Appoints E-ServicePublished: 04 March, 2013
JPM International has announced another key partner appointment with E-Service now responsible for providing first line technical support to its customers.
Established in 2004 to serve the amusement, gaming and vending sectors, E-Service has grown rapidly to the point where it is now the UK’s largest independent spares, service and after-sales support company serving several of industry’s premier manufacturers.
- UK gross gaming yield up in 2012Published: 04 March, 2013
A new report from the UK Gambling Commission has found that the British gambling industry generated a gross gaming yield of £5.8bn for the 2011-2012 financial year, up £200m on the previous year. During the period, the betting, bingo and casino sectors each saw a slight increase, while arcades saw GGY drop 10%. The report also shows that the 42,666 gaming machines found in AGCs accounted for 30% of the total number of machines across all UK gambling sectors, compared with 41% during the previous period. GGY generated by AGCs represented 13% of overall gaming machine GGY. In FECs, meanwhile, the 28,566 gaming machines located there represented 20% of all gaming machines, while GGY accounted for 4%. As of September, there were 532 adult gaming centre licences and 197 family entertainment centre licences held by 589 operators. In total, there were 1,820 AGC and 315 FEC premises in operation.
- Reflex unveils new websitePublished: 04 March, 2013
Reflex Gaming has redesigned its website to reflect its strong presence in the pub, club, arcade and bingo sectors, as well as for online and mobile.
“The overarching theme of our new website is Game Innovation and we hope that visitors to the site will see that we are game designers with expertise in all sectors. The website highlights our new position as the largest manufacturer of Category C machines in the UK, as well as showing how we produce content for iPad apps,” said Managing Director Quentin Stott.
- JPM Premiers ‘Pertinent’ Pub LandlordPublished: 04 March, 2013
After enjoying two successful Category C games, Al Murray fans are in for a further treat with JPM International’s release of Al Murray’s The Pub Landlord. Indeed, released to co-incide with the popular comedian’s sell out UK tour, timing for the new game could not be more pertinent.
JPM’s strong, sustained commitment to this sector has seen an acceleration in releases under the Al Murray franchise and the company’s Paul Bursnell firmly believes “the group’s heavy investment in development has secured future product streams.”
- Half a million scrobbles so far!Published: 04 March, 2013
Sound Leisure’s Last.fm application on its VenueHub jukeboxes is proving to be incredibly popular with customers.
Half a million paid-for tracks on the market-leading jukeboxes have passed through the Last.fm server so far, in a process that is called ‘scrobbling’. Last.fm offers users the opportunity to build up a profile of their favourite music online, which they can access remotely and from the VenueHub jukebox in their local pub. This means that they can simply log on via the jukebox and see all their favourite tracks without having to search for them.
- JPM Performs Magic on Club SectorPublished: 04 March, 2013
With the removal of amusement machine licence duty generating a surge of interest in the B4 club sector, JPM once again looks set to impress by producing a real winner from up its sleeve in the form of Magic 6.
Digging deeply into the group's 40 year heritage and delivering some classic JPM features along with an ingenious modern twist, Magic 6 is compelling entertainment for both the casual and core player - pure JPM magic!
- TUTOR, FOR DEFENDED SECURITYPublished: 04 March, 2013
The brand new electronic and motorized security latch by Alberici is named TUTOR, because it provides security to all amusement machines as per the AAMS requirements of Italian Comma 6a Plus. Its mechanical features and the three communication interfaces available: AeS 256 encrypted ccTalk , cctalk, and pulse mode, make it possible to integrate the security latch into any amusement machine, new and already installed.
- Sega Prize Europe Spring Sale 2013Published: 01 March, 2013
Savings of up to 60%!
The evenings are getting lighter and spring is in the air which can only mean one thing, Sega Prize are launching their spring sale in the run up to Easter offering fantastic savings for operators.
- Staff to abseil 170ft down the Rays of Sunshine OfficePublished: 27 February, 2013
Staff to abseil 170ft down the Rays of Sunshine Office
At 10.30am, on the 9th of March 2013 “Team Sega” consisting of Justin Burke, Dave Barnham, Adam Garrett, Clive Roswell, and Lester Travasso will be abseiling 170ft of No 1 Olympic Way building for BACTA’s chosen charity Rays of Sunshine.
- Joint press release on behalf the Gambling Commission, Inspired Gaming Group and William Hill Organisation LimitedPublished: 25 February, 2013
Gaming Machine Supplier Inspired Gaming Group (“IGG”) and William Hill Organisation Ltd (“William Hill”) have agreed to make a joint ex gratia payment of £300,000 to the Responsible Gambling Trust; to be used at the Trust's discretion.
- EAG International Expo Comes Of AgePublished: 19 February, 2013
On 24th January, the fourth EAG International closed its doors to industry wide recognition and praise as exhibitors and visitors proclaimed the Expo a “resounding success”.
Indeed, with EAG International Expo 2013 enjoying record breaking attendance, according to DC Digital Centre’s Josep Tarres, “this show was best event we have enjoyed in our company’s 16 years’ experience.”
- JPM ICE InnovationsPublished: 19 February, 2013
With the fundamental dynamics of ICE Totally Gaming changing this year courtesy of later diary dates and a new London location, there was a tangible sense of anticipation regarding the success of the event. However, it seems exhibitors and visitors alike deemed the show a resounding success with the JPM Group reporting one of its most successful shows ever.
- Yet More Mouths to Feed at UNISPublished: 13 February, 2013
Dino Pop has been one of the most popular children’s entertainment machines over the last couple of years at Universal Space, but they have now introduced a new member to the Family Series with more than just one mouth to feed.
Say hello to Astro Invasion, next in line to be a hit at family entertainment centres all over the US and Europe.
- Going Crazy For Latest JPM Club ReleasePublished: 04 February, 2013
Within days of its launch at EAG International Expo JPM’s Category B4 Casino Crazy Open the Box has already attracted orders from operators anticipating increased demand from the Club sector.
Debuting on the PWS stand, Casino Crazy Open The Box kept director Paul Wilson and his team busy throughout the show with enquiries from leading UK operators.
- Eventful EAG For JPMPublished: 04 February, 2013
Despite arctic conditions endured by much of the UK last week, visitors to EAG International Expo certainly felt the heat from the hottest new JPM releases which were unveiled on distributors' stands AMG Leisure and PWS.
Reporting an extremely busy first day, AMG Leisure debuted an impressive and comprehensive range of JPM games, while simultaneously introducing the eagerly anticipated new titles from the iconic Crystal brand.
- Successful Show Despite The SnowPublished: 04 February, 2013
The doors closed on the final day of EAG International Expo with visitors and exhibitors in upbeat mood. Despite adverse weather conditions and the accompanying travel disruption, the industry rallied to support its show, with both established and first-time exhibitors reporting high footfall and an increase in genuine buyers.
- Portman Asset Finance at the EAGPublished: 04 February, 2013
Portman Asset Finance had a very productive time at the EAG International 2013 Expo in London last week. Rory Dunn, Sales Director of Portman, commented: “Along with the great atmosphere and opportunity to see the newest technologies, we met many existing clients and reaffirmed our commitment to the industry.”
- JPM Interactive Takes The GoldPublished: 01 February, 2013
JPM Interactive’s first online release under its Al Murray the Pub Landlord franchise has proved a phenomenal success with initial statistics confirming the opinion that this interactive version will prove as popular as its terrestrial counterparts.
Al Murray’s Golden Game debuted on Bet365 recently and will shortly be rolled out over a variety of sports betting and global gaming sites. This latest AWP style release produced by the JPMi development team also neatly coincides with the popular comedian’s sell out tour ‘The Only way is Epic.’
- Bally Agreement for 650 VLTs to SaskatchewanPublished: 01 February, 2013
Bally Technologies recently announced an agreement to provide 650 video-lottery terminals (VLTs) in Saskatchewan. This contract award followed a competitive procurement process.
The Bally VLTs will be compliant with Gaming Standards Association (GSA) G2S protocols and provide state-of-the-art gaming features including the ‘Deck’ touch-screen programmable button deck.
- ELO Touch Solutions names new EMEA PresidentPublished: 01 February, 2013
Elo Touch Solutions has announced the appointment of Servaas Kamerling as President of Elo Europe, Middle East and Africa. Aligning the EMEA organisation under Kamerling’s leadership is designed to ensure an optimal focus on the company’s customers and partners in the region.
Kamerling, who has been with the organisation since 2008, most recently in the role of Global Product Line Manager, brings to the role nearly 20 years of technology management, strategy and marketing experience at Elo, General Electric (GE) and Philips.
- Ludlow to join NRM GroupPublished: 01 February, 2013
Andrew Ludlow, the former managing director of Games Media and Barcrest, is to make a return to the bingo and adult gaming centre (AGC) industry, joining the gaming networking and communications services supplier NRM Group.
Ludlow is joining the board of the East Yorkshire-based systems and technology solutions provider as managing director with immediate effect. The entrepreneur – one of the original founders of Games Media – also plans to take an equity position in the business.
- E-Service recruits 50th staff memberPublished: 01 February, 2013
E-Service recently appointed Samantha Chadoka as Service Administrator, to further support continued improvement.
“We have created Samantha’s position to underpin our growth plans”said Operations Supervisor Tristan Wormell. “The purpose built facility has allowed us to improve workflow and since moving we have reduced average bench time for repair operations by 8%. Samantha will help us to generate even more savings by progressing works orders to minimise downtime.”
- MEI and Balkanfon in exclusive dealPublished: 01 February, 2013
MEI’s agreement with Balkanfon now means that the Bulgarian casino equipment importer only installs MEI note acceptors in all slot machines. The relationship between Balkanfon and MEI began at the ICE trade show in 2006 – and resulted in Balkanfon specifying MEI note acceptors.
Boris Petkov, CEO of Balkanfon, said “The first time acceptance rate of MEI CASHFLOW SC allows us to enhance the player experience. Increased machine performance, coupled with reduced need for maintenance, is a huge benefit and helps us increase our profits.”
- Betson Enterprises Reaches out for EmployeesPublished: 01 February, 2013
Betson Enterprises announced recently that it has collected over $25,000 through a company fund raising project set up to help assist employees who were affected directly by Super Storm Sandy. With the help from employees, staff and industry suppliers, Betson was able to present cheques to the selected employees.
- Playtech Powers Leading Sportsbook Operator CoralPublished: 01 February, 2013
Gaming industry giant Playtech announced that Gala Coral Group has re-launched its renowned sports-betting website coral.co.uk on Playtech’s platform.
Following last year’s agreement to employ Playtech as their exclusive platform provider, Gala Coral moved its two major brands, Gala Casino and Gala Bingo, to the Company’s software and has recently concluded the migration with Coral.
- SG Gaming teams up with Paddy PowerPublished: 01 February, 2013
SG Gaming has signed a contract with Paddy Power to supply gaming machines to a portion of the Paddy Power estate.
The agreement provides an opportunity for SG Gaming to supply yet another major bookmaker in the UK. The deal will enable Paddy Power to gain access to machines powered by innovative platform software as well as SG Gaming’s renowned field-based support and portfolio of leading content, including popular and recognisable roulette games as well as slots favourites such as Thai Flower and Rainbow Riches.
- Reflex launches its first IPAD AppPublished: 01 February, 2013
Reflex Gaming has released its first App for iPad, with an iPhone version to be released in the first week of 2013.
The App is a fully functional version of the incredibly successful Alice’s Wonderland Category C machine, with the only exception that it does not accept stakes or payout prizes.
- Bandai Namco launches US Prize DivisionPublished: 01 February, 2013
Bandai Namco recently launched a dedicated Prize Division in the US. Jim Wulfers, Sales Manager of Merchandising at Namco America, officially launched the division with a range of Pac-Man plush and the new range of electronic goods branded NAM-GEAR.
James Anderson, General Manager of Namco Prize Europe said “We have put a lot of time and effort into gearing up for the launch in the US and ensuring the product is perfect for the market in terms of price and specification. The show was a great success and a good start to the sales for the division.”
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