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First IGT 'sbX' System Live In Missouri

Leading slot manufacturer International Game Technology announced the completion of its first installation of “sbX Tier One,” a limited-scale server-based slot system, at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri.

The installation links 62 IGT video slots in the Advanced Video Platform, or AVP, to a central server in a pilot installation. After testing server-based solutions at the Ameristar site, company officials anticipate beginning commercial installations during the second quarter.

lGT and Ameristar first completed testing of what is the industry’s first Gaming Standards Association-approved G2S (game to system communication) game management solution.

The pilot system links 40 slots using the new G20 cabinet-IGT’s standard for server-based setups-and 12 games using the  company’s new MLD, or multi-layer display, video setup. Within these cabinets, Ameristar officials will be able to switch remotely between 50 game themes included in the Tier One package.

IGT’s sbX Floor Manager software permits remote management of game changes and downloads in real time, with no machine down-time.

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