Inspired Brings the ‘Essentials’ to ICE
At ICE 2019, Inspired Entertainment will demonstrate its brand of “Essential Entertainment” in the virtual sports, server-based gaming and interactive realms. Visit Stand #S2-310 to see the award-winning visuals for Rush Football, Virtual Horse Racing, 1st Down Football, Virtual Grand National and more.
Inspired Entertainment brings engaging, creative content and solutions to regulated operators across the global. It is coming to ICE 2019 with a full range of branded “Essential Entertainment,” from virtual sports to server-based gaming to interactive.
Virtual sports have become a necessity for regulated operators, creating continual streams of betting content and a higher-frequency complement to real sports betting. Their ease and simplicity make virtual sports accessible to both novice and experienced players, and the fast-paced action appeals to that hard-to-reach millennial demographic.
As a pioneer of virtual sports, Inspired has recreated the action of the world’s most popular sports for more than 15 years. This year, ICE visitors will enjoy the award-winning visual effects of Inspired’s most popular products, such as Rush Football and Virtual Horse Racing, as well as recent launches including 1st Down Football and Virtual Grand National.
Inspired will also introduce the latest virtual sport to join its line-up: the groundbreaking Virtual Basketball game uses the latest in motion-capture technology, bringing the game to a new level of realism.
With more than 33,000 video lottery terminals installed, Inspired is a leader in server-based gaming throughout Europe. ICE visitors will see firsthand Inspired’s strong suite of customized content, which is GSA-compliant for private or government operators.
Inspired will also introduce a new server-based gaming cabinet at ICE: the Valor cabinet boasts striking dual 27-inch ultra-high definition floating screens that deliver an immersive player experience. Built-in screen frame lights offer enhanced front-facing contextual lighting and rear-facing ambient lighting. This cabinet also supports open standard G2S VLT protocol. Valor serves every type of player, allowing visitors to play the core slot games and blockbuster multi-bonus games. Valor will not only provide new player experiences for existing markets but will also take Inspired into new jurisdictions with specific content developed for North America and Europe.
With the proliferation of online gaming and lottery, the ability to leverage top-performing game titles and award-winning virtual sports content online and on mobile devices worldwide has made Inspired’s Interactive business a growth driver for customers. Visitors to ICE will see a wider portfolio of top-performing interactive content available across major regulated jurisdictions, with more than 60 slots, tables and virtual on-demand games. Inspired’s display will include its brand new Plug N Play solution, a complete end-to-end online virtual sportsbook product that allows operators to access Inspired’s scheduled virtual games with minimal integration effort and rapid speed-to-market.
For more information, visit Inspired at ICE Stand #S2-310 or go to inspired.com.
World of Novomatic at ICE
New slot titles, multi-game mixes, jackpots, ETGs, system solutions, media technologies—all are part of the extensive product range Novomatic will bring to ICE 2019. Visit the “World of Novomatic” at Stands #S6-310, #S6-340, #S6-345 and #S6-350 and experience specialist technologies for a number of European and international markets.
More than 20 Novomatic subsidiaries will gather at ICE 2019 to demonstrate how their technologies work together to create effective solutions for operators in all product markets: from integrated resorts to pubs, from interactive to sports, in jurisdictions around the world. Visit Stands #S6-310, #S6-340, #S6-345 and #S6-350.
“Novomatic offers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, covering all segments,” says Harald Neumann, CEO of Novomatic AG. “As a producer as well as operator of gaming technologies, we have the opportunity to test and optimize new products in company-owned gaming facilities in a variety of markets.”
Brand new slot titles will feature reimagined classics including “Lucky Lady’s Wild Spell” with enhanced gameplay and 4K graphics on the Panthera Curve 1.43 and V.I.P. Lounge Curve 1.43. The international launch of “MacGyver” sees players join Richard Dean Anderson and lead cast on the Novostar V.I.P. 3.50, the compact V.I.P. Lounge 2.32, and the first of two online themes—“MacGyver: Duct Tape & Diamonds”—on desktop and mobile devices.
International slot launches won’t stop there. Visitors to ICE 2019 will see the global launch of titles like “Savage Hunt,” “Valkyrie Star,” “Princesses of War,” “Dragon Hits” and “Asian Dragon.” The new Pay Day series enters the world stage with “Prized Panda” and “Prize of the Nile” themes and a range of linked themes will connect to the “Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot.” Refreshed game mixes on show will include Novo Line Interactive Edition X1, Jackpot Edition deluxe 1, Superia Premium Mix 2 and The Legend Gaminator T1.
A new cabinet—V.I.P. Eagle III 3.32—will makes its premiere at ICE and showcase leading games on the Novo Line Interactive Edition X and Impera Line HD Edition 6 mixes. Combining upright and slant-top cabinet design, this new cabinet release for selected markets features two ultra-sharp 32-inch game screens and 27-inch TouchDeck slant, complemented by extra-wide LED effects. Next to this will be a best-selling single player Roulette classic in a completely new style—Grand Roulette II—which features a striking animated LED wheel.
An advanced range of Ainsworth cabinets—A600, A600 ST and A640—will present best-in-class slots for European and international markets featuring the latest themes from Quick Spin, Mega Choice Treasures and Mega Choice Quad Shot mixes, in addition to new mixes Mega Choice Classics and Mega Choice Fortune. Links will also be in focus with link themes such as “Golden Link,” “Mad Millions,” “Raging Roosters Reloaded” and the “Pac-Man Link” series.
Electronic Table Games:
ETGs based on the renowned Novo Line Novo Unity II platform will present live, automated and virtual games in a stadium-style setup. The new Lotus Roulette II Pro Black Edition island will also be on display, streaming automated roulette to a variety of cabinets as part of a multi-game mix.
NovoPrime Sports—the scalable sports betting system developed in collaboration with Sportradar—will demonstrate total flexibility across self-service betting terminals, desktop and mobile devices. Another solution with Kambi will be on show, as well as the latest retail and online products of Admiral Sportwetten and Millennium.
Otium brings new video bingo titles like “Binvaders 20” and “Wonderbingo” to London, and will introduce “Bingosaurus 20” and “Copacabana 20” on the OT300 cabinet. New game mixes and specialist jackpots such as “Big Bank Link” and “Mystery Pot Link” will also premiere.
Greentube, the Novomatic Interactive division, will debut new slot titles at ICE with the highlight launch of “The Great Gambini’s Night Magic” as well as an online “MacGyver” theme and “Tidal Riches,” which explores the bounty of the ocean. Based on the land-based link, the online version of “Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot” will premiere with “Book of Ra Mystic Fortunes,” “Pyramid Fortunes” and “Goddess Rising” linked themes.
Eurocoin Interactive will launch “Fluffy Bingo,” the latest addition to its Novo Bingo line of interactive bingo titles, as well as the new “Jackpot Dice” featuring three creative jackpots.
Octavian will demonstrate a live myACP casino management system connected to a group of slot machines and profile the latest functionalities such as Jackpots, TITO, cashless, GDPR/AML, ticket redemption, player tracking and business intelligence.
The innovative Plurius solution from Greentube will present seamless device change and single wallet capabilities across desktop and mobile and gaming terminals like Panthera 2.27 and Gaminator Scorpion 2.24. Game mixes featuring classic Novomatic titles, third-party content and new Greentube games such as “Apollo God of the Sun” and “The Great Gambini’s Night Magic” will show how players can switch between devices on the fly.
Demonstrating technological advancements in responsible gaming, Novomatic Biometric Systems will connect NBS fingerprint and facial recognition to devices around the stand such as gaming terminals, SSBTs, cash machines, turnstiles and a new entry game terminal.
Novomatic UK will showcase new products across the Astra Casino, Bell-Fruit Games and Gamestec brands. The highlight for Astra is the new digital gaming terminal Prismatic for the U.K., Dutch and Belgian arcade and pub markets. At the heart of the exhibit will be the Big Bonus Wheel mystery jackpot attraction, which has had a substantial impact on the U.K. market.
New cabinet and software innovations will be presented by Löwen Entertainment for the German market, headed by the striking Pro Generation range with new software, games and features. Also in focus will be the CasinoNet data management system, giving operators remote access to a comprehensive range of back office and security functions.
A wide range of AWP solutions for the Spanish market will be on show by Novomatic Spain, such as Gigastar II and Impera Salon. New machines for bars will also be displayed, including Novo Line Bar III and the latest launch from GiGames, Venezia. In addition, Novomatic Netherlands will feature a selection of products for the Dutch AWP market.
For more information, visit Novomatic at ICE Stands # S6-310, #S6-340, #S6-345 and #S6-350 or go to novomatic.com.
Aristocrat Brings EMEA Product Lineup to ICE
Aristocrat Technologies will bring an array of new products to ICE 2019 with popular brands, trending game mechanics and fresh developments in hardware and software design. Stop at Stand #S5-150 for the EMEA’s largest display of gaming content and hardware solutions.
Aristocrat Technologies will come to ICE 2019 with a broad range of new products incorporating popular brands, trending game mechanics and new developments in hardware and software design. Stand #S5-150 will feature the EMEA’s largest display of market-leading gaming content and cutting-edge hardware solutions drawn from the company’s extensive global portfolio.
“Our diverse portfolio strives to meet the broad range of needs across and within varied European, Middle Eastern and African markets,” says Erik van den Berg, vice president of sales and business development for Aristocrat in the EMEA region. “Our global design and development teams continue to build on previous successes with a balance of proven and brand-new math models, imaginative ways of using renowned characters and stunning new methods of delivery to ensure our customers’ gaming floors can continue to deliver for players across the region.”
Following successful introductions in North America and Australia, the Helix XT cabinet now begins its roll-out across select EMEA markets, offering premium-style housing for standard sale games. This upright cabinet displays portrait content on a 4K 42-inch P-curve screen complemented by an LCD topper and enhanced virtual button deck.
“Many new Aristocrat games are now being developed in both dual-screen and portrait formats, allowing operators even more flexibility in gaming floor presentation,” explains van den Berg. “And we have taken steps to ensure that this new cabinet form factor is well supported with a proven game library from launch.”
Aristocrat’s new range of C-Series core games offers these highlights:
- Trending persistence and metamorphism in “Joe Blow Gold” and “Joe Blow Diamonds,” combined with character theming inspired by “Where’s the Gold”
- “Block Bonanza” adds a metamorphic twist to reel games with cash-on-reel prizes from a laterally spinning wheel dropping down onto the reel set. In addition, “Rio” and “Hawaii” offer two distinctly exotic base game themes
- “9 Princes of the Dragon King” sees Asian-themed “Koi” and “Tiger” adding more metamorphic game play elements along with escalating returns and player-selectable multi-denom options
- The “Wild Wild” series of games, fronted by “Wild Wild Nugget” and “Wild Wild Samurai,” brings new frequent wild features together with reel growth, free games, replacement wilds and wild multipliers
- Brand extensions of some of Aristocrat’s most popular characters include “Buffalo Max” and “5 Dragons Gold Max” with extended free games selections and scaling volatility; “Sun & Moon Gold,” a classic injected with reel growth, multi-reel sets and a new re-spin feature; “Fortune King Rapid,” with more choose-your-volatility options and special scatters introduced; and “5 Kings,” a “5 Dragons” derivative with mythical Korean styling
- Timeless Classics faithfully reproduced with upgraded graphics including “Brazil,” “Choy Sun Returns,” “Pompeii,” “Wild Panda” and “Wings over Olympus”
For those who love jackpots, Aristocrat is launching inspired concepts in the J-Series, featuring:
- Ultimate Wheel Blast, with industry-first metamorphic jackpot wheels and upgrade mechanics across two base game themes, “African Fortunes” and “Alaskan Dreams”
- Cash Boost, with superbly animated themes “Mystical Jungle” and “Mystical Light” offering scalable bonus prizes, free games, win multipliers and random wild reels
- Cash Panther and Thunder Wolf, two new themes in the mid-high denom Hit it Hot Jackpots SAP family, with “must hit by” mystery triggered jackpot progressives.
Innovations in the E-Series collection of entertainment games consist of:
- Two new Mighty Cash games, “Vegas Wins” and “Outback Bucks” with “reveal symbol” unveiling jackpot awards on completion of feature
- Four Mighty Cash Double Up games—“Lucky Tiger,” “Money Dragon,” “All Gold & Diamonds” and “All Jade & Diamond”—with a 50 percent ante bet rewarding players with an extra reel set during the Mighty Cash feature
- Two Mighty Cash Xtra Reel games, “Guo Nian” and “Ji Cai,” which add a sixth reel where high-value cash-on-reel symbols can appear
- “Fu Fu Fu Panda” and “Fu Fu Fu Tiger,” featuring a metamorphic element as well as wild showers, “What You See Is What You Get” jackpots, multipliers and unlimited free games
- “Panda Lanterns” and “Dragon Lanterns” with on-trend floating wilds, WYSIWYG credits and jackpot awards extending the “Wild Up!” family of recently released games, “Dragon Lanterns” and “Ocean Song”
- “8 Claws” and “8 Stripes”—dual-platform games packed with random multipliers, expanding reels, wild showers, wheel features, jackpots and free games
Aristocrat is also showcasing more M-Series multigame and multi-reel-set ingenuity, including:
- Wonder 4 Boost, an extension of the extraordinary Wonder 4 series, hosting highly popular titles “Buffalo,” “Wild Ameri’Coins,” “Rhino Charge” and “Whales of Cash” and offering a bonus boost of up to eight concurrent reel sets and extreme free games
- Player’s Choice Opal Edition, an eight-title multigame with three-level progressive jackpot, variable denominations and 10 operator-selectable games including “5 Dragons,” “5 Dragons Gold,” “Big Red,” “Big Red Gold,” “Buffalo Gold,” “Cash Bull,” “Fortune’s Way,” “Miss Kitty Gold,” “The Phantom” and “Queen of the Nile”
- Two dual-game packs in the new Pay Rise series, “White/Black Scorpion” and “Roxy’s/Robby’s Rabbit Hole” both offer low- and high-denom game variations with integrated 3/4/5-of-a-kind dynamic scorecard and a 2-level “must hit by” deterministic mystery SAP
“We continue with the theme ‘It’s all about what’s inside’ at ICE 2019, reflecting a sharp focus on innovation, people and products,” says van den Berg. “We look forward to sharing our vision of ‘what’s next’ with our valued partners and stakeholders on Stand #S5-150.”
Aristocrat will also turn Stand #S5-150 into a launch pad for multiple new games and configurations specially developed for the Spain’s Type B Salon market.
Aristocrat has stepped up its focus on this key segment, says Alfonso Sánchez, sales director for Aristocrat’s non-casino business in EMEA. “Following extensive market testing, we have used feedback from key operators to enhance the player interface of our Spanish Salon games portfolio, as well as strengthening the library of games to offer more varieties of gaming entertainment,” Sanchez notes.
“Players will benefit from a more convenient credit conversion and help screen panel built into the main game’s touch display, in addition to a more intuitive, simplified button panel, including autoplay functionality. In addition, new signage options are becoming available and an increasing number of games are now available in Spanish language.”
New games being added to the range utilize classic casino-style themes drawn from Aristocrat’s extensive global portfolio, including a number of Standalone Progressive Jackpot themes in both core and entertainment segments.
“The extended collection offers even more operator configurable options, leading to a more optimized gaming experience for players,” says Sánchez. “At ICE, we will also demonstrate a new jackpot solution incorporating Aristocrat’s Legends dual-game packs, offering a selection of up to six different games on each bank.
“This strong showing at ICE reflects Aristocrat’s continued commitment to invest in and innovate for the Spanish Salon market and we look forward to sharing future development plans with our valued customers.”
‘All About What’s Inside’
“Continuing our globally adopted theme ‘It’s all about what’s inside’, we will be sharing a stunning line-up of what’s next for gaming floors in 2019,” said James Boje, Managing Director—EMEA.
“More games will be on display than ever before, spanning all product segments. With a vast array of premium large format platforms introduced over the last 12 months, it’s vital that customers can see as much as possible of the output resulting from year-on-year investment in design & development.”
Spearheading Aristocrat’s licensed collection will be Dragon Link. This Arc Single-housed evolution of Lightning Link has been entertaining players in Australia, the Americas and France and is now set to roll out across Holland and other EMEA markets. On display will be the unique Dragon Link Den 12-machine carousel that impressed visitors to October’s G2E in Las Vegas, among them Italy’s Casinò di Venezia, which is set to see the centerpiece attraction go live on its floor on the eve of ICE. Further Dragon Link upgrades for 2019 include a new family of games featuring a Big Symbols free games mechanic, as well as a range of base games with multi mid denominations for privée areas. Maintaining further support for the gaming world’s most popular Hold & Spin game series, new Lightning Link titles include “Eyes of Fortune” and “Dragon’s Riches,” featuring expanding wilds during free games.
On the back of its success in North American casinos, the metamorphic Gold Stacks 88 Link becomes available in the new Helix XT portrait cabinet and welcomes two new base games, “Prosperity Pig” and “Tiger Reign” to its library.
Another innovative hardware concept, Helix Tower will see two new linked concepts added to its collection. Wonder 4 Spinning Fortunes brings another Aristocrat mega-brand, Wonder 4, to the big screen. Linked for the first time, the multi reel set game is boosted by strong legacy titles and a wheel feature delivering free games, super free games and jackpots. Also making an EMEA debut, Dragon Tower Jackpots is an Asian-themed game developed by the same studio that created the popular Mighty Cash Big Money.
The flame55 cabinet, with its distinctive 55-inch double-curved 4K portrait screen and eye-catching LED carousel and illuminated sign package, benefits from the addition of two more knockout themes offering further support to the recently released “Game of Thrones Fire & Blood.” Another HBO blockbuster comes in the form of Warner Bros.’ “Westworld,” combining sci-fi desert adventures with a host of proven game mechanics. Celebrating 10 years of one of Aristocrat’s most iconic North American brands, “Buffalo Diamond” brings together progressive free spins, jackpot wheel, retriggers, multipliers and an all new reel matrix for the wildest Buffalo experience to date.
A mixture of licensed and proven proprietary brands also make up the range of new titles designed for the Arc Double platform, with “The Big Lebowski” Slot Game joining other newcomers “5 Dragons Grand” and “Wild Lepre’Coins Pot of Gold,” the latter inspired by the hugely popular Extra Bonus Wilds game, “Wild Lepre’Coins.”
One of Aristocrat’s most popular gaming operations titles on Verve HD, “Tarzan Lord of the Jungle,” has now been upgraded and adapted for deployment on the Arc Single form factor. This mid-high denomination standalone progressive offers configurable multi-denom options along with an entertaining jackpot chase experience, powerful free games and wheel feature.
“Customers and players have come to expect a broad combination of proven performance, recognizable brands and true innovation when they invest in Aristocrat, and the 2019 portfolio is designed to please on every level,” says Boje. “Our globally based design studios have taken the very best elements of past successes and have really stepped up a gear to deliver the next generation of games. Stand S5-150 will be a hotbed of creativity and we eagerly await sharing our vision with partners from across EMEA and beyond.”
For more information, visit Aristocrat at ICE Stand #S5-150 or go to aristocrat.com.
IGT Brings ‘Best Bet’ to ICE
At ICE 2019, IGT will showcase an array of gaming solutions under the theme “Your Best Bet.” At Stand #N3-160, the company will offer hundreds of solutions that reflect its commitment to creating market-specific experiences for gaming, lottery and digital customers around the world.
IGT’s core video portfolio will be a focus at ICE 2019. With a robust internal and external performance testing process, IGT creates in-demand core video games for international markets. Dual-screen titles Solar Disc, Scarab and Mistress of Egypt are among the most anticipated games for the CrystalDual 27 and CrystalSlant cabinets. Additionally, IGT will demonstrate how its Money Strike bolt-on progressive and IncrediBell! tournament solution can optimize investments in IGT hardware.
The company will also introduce a range of core video titles for the single-display 4K CrystalCurve cabinet such as “Coin O’Mania,” “Golden Jungle Grand” and “Ocean Magic Grand.” Market-attuned, low-line, high-volatility video games such as “Brilliant Wilds,” “Mystery Fruits” and “Triple Red Hot 7 Strike” will also be on display in IGT’s stand. These titles, developed for market opportunities in Eastern Europe and Latin America, exemplify IGT’s commitment to deliver localized content for its customers.
New, regionally relevant USwitch multi-game bundles on the Crystal series cabinet and Diversity HD multi-game bundles on the AXXIS 23/23 cabinet will be additional highlights at ICE. These user-friendly game bundles feature a range of heritage IGT games and recently released “Proven Performer” games.
Following the global rollout of successful multi-level progressives “Fort Knox” and “Fortune Gong” video slots, IGT will showcase the next titles in its MLP library for the CrystalCurve cabinet. “Golden Goddess,” “Star Stax” and “Dragon Lights” will all be displayed on the cabinet’s 43-inch curved 4K display. The company will also showcase an array of dual-screen MLPs on the CrystalDual 27 such as “Hyper Hits” and “Fortune Link.”
ICE attendees can look forward to innovations in IGT’s award-winning TRUE 4D portfolio. “American Gods 4D,” based on the cable TV fantasy-drama and the writings of author Neil Richard Gaiman, delivers a vibrant, multi-sensory gaming experience. It will be joined on-stand by “Ghostbusters 4D” and “Wheel of Fortune 4D” and several games from IGT’s “True 3D” portfolio.
The newly formed IGT PlayDigital organization will showcase its new approach to digital and its ability to accelerate growth and drive a faster pace of change via digital solutions. The company will showcase new high-performing content from its PlayRGS platform, including games such as “Pixies of the Forest II” and “Scarab” and innovative functionality such as tournaments, free spins and a new promotions concept based on player behaviors that can drive incremental play. PlayShot, IGT’s B2B sports-betting solution, will be on display with complementing peripherals such as the self-service Quick Bet retail kiosk; the innovative PlaySpot mobile app; enterprise-grade retail till; and the platform-agnostic CrystalBetting terminal.
IGT will also demonstrate its casino management system, IGT Advantage, and the modular and mobile components that enable operators to truly customize their CMS investments. IGT’s flagship electronic table games terminal, IGT Dynasty, will be on display, along with the company’s robust ETG content library. These innovations will be joined by new video poker content, VLT innovations, Chill Gaming’s chance-skill games, and a range of other meaningful IGT gaming solutions.
For more information, visit IGT at ICE Stand #N-1360, or go to igt.com.
Scientific Games: ‘Amazing’ Games, Solutions at ICE
Scientific Games Corp. will bring its newest products, content and technologies for casinos, lotteries, online gaming and sports betting to ICE 2019. An interactive theater will kick off the experience at Stand #N1-560.
Scientific Games Corp. will brings an array of new products, content and technologies for casinos, lotteries, online gaming and sports betting to ICE 2019, Stand #N1-560.
“We’re more committed than ever to providing the best games and the most dynamic player experiences in the industry,” according to Scientific Games President and CEO Barry Cottle. “We couldn’t be more excited about our new game content, our leading sports betting solution and cutting-edge technology that we are sharing with our partners at ICE.
“In every market, across all channels, player expectations are driving critical paths of innovation,” Cottle continues. “Teams at Scientific Games across every product offering are creating growth opportunities and value for our customers through richer and more immersive player experiences.”
Visitors to the Scientific Games booth will enter an interactive theater connecting them with product and player experts. New games, platforms and systems will be on view, as well as innovative products that work together to create opportunities to play anywhere, anytime, and across all channels.
Scientific Games will showcase its new slots content including a suite of games featuring Premium Play, a new in-game feature that offers enhanced options such as additional free spins, wild symbols and win lines. An exciting new menu delivers a new way of navigating and finding games and will leverage technology to intelligently automate placement of game titles. Of special note to the U.K. casino sector: the launch of the Equinox product line, which provides an engaging new way to present £10,000 jackpot games.
Imaginative, engaging content is evident in new games for the U.K. market: “Super StarTurns” offers a spinning wheel feature giving away cash and free spins; expanding symbols on “Lady of Avalon” fill the reels for bigger wins; and “Rainbow Riches Leprechaun’s Gold,” the latest edition to the Rainbow Riches brand, is packed full of bonus features.
The highly anticipated “Michael Jackson MegaStar,” which features extensive video and music from the King of Pop, will also make its debut. This latest community game title includes a “Megastar” feature and incorporates a pot and a tiered Freespins bonus round which awards up to 20 free spins.
In addition to new games, Scientific Games will also launch a new all-encompassing customer portal called CUBE. Developed exclusively for the U.K. market, the online service provides readily accessible support and data on products, content, promotions, analytics and more.
Scientific Games continues to build an entertainment ecosystem that delivers dynamic content across all gaming verticals: from the casino floor to mobile, from sports to lottery games and technologies.
Here are some games and products the company will share at ICE this year:
- The next evolution of the successful Asian gaming legacy with “Jin Ji Bao Xi.” It offers players a unique bonus feature where they may select their own bonuses. “Jin Ji Bao Xi” is now also available on the new TwinStar Wave XL cabinet, which offers a bigger and better player experience on a curved, ultra-high-definition display.
- Completely redesigned for the European market, Fusion Auto Roulette will make its debut. This product showcases a smaller footprint, improved wheel viewing angles, and the same speed of play and reliability that players expect from this platform.
- Scientific Games is bringing player favorites to new levels with its revolutionary SG Game Service. “Monopoly Millionaire,” “Monopoly Big Money Reel” and “Battleship Direct Hit!” will be featured on this state-of-the-art platform based on a thin client architecture. From bar tops to tablets, it brings digital and retail content to a new land-based gaming experience.
- When it comes to intrigue, no series demonstrates Scientific Games’ cutting-edge approach like the James Bond series, with “Die Another Day,” in which the cabinet features an illusion that creates an exciting show for players.
Digital Casino Innovations and Content
Scientific Games’ Open Gaming System and Open Platform System combine to form a trusted and feature-rich gaming ecosystem. With more than 2,000 available games from the company’s nine in-house game studios and third party providers, OGS gives operators instant access to a library of award-winning titles. The OGS continues to scale at speed and simplify online gaming for Scientific Games’ partners. The OPS gives partners a flexible player account management system and portal.
Scientific Games will also showcase its portfolio of online casino content, including omni-channel titles, current favorites and sneak peeks at upcoming launches. Attendees can get early access to imaginative and captivating titles such as “Gorilla Go Wilder,” due in February, and “Jin Ji Bao Xi Endless Treasure,” due to launch in March.
Full-Service Sports Betting Solutions
Scientific Games is providing a player devoted sportsbook solution with a complete, reliable and scalable sports platform that provides customers with a full service, fast-to-market, versatile solution. The company recently expanded its leading sports betting technology, OpenBet, by acquiring Don Best Sports, which added managed trading services with real-time data and pricing resources, and the launch of its Sportsbook Operations Services, which provide trading, marketing and product management services to partners.
Casino of the Future
Scientific Games continues to transform the traditional casino into a dynamic space that offers unique social experiences, fosters player interaction and creates immersive environments. By imagining how players will experience the casino of the future, the company is evolving land-based gaming and creating a connected system from casino to mobile to home.
As a leader in computer vision and artificial intelligence, the company will demonstrate how this technology increases action on table games and creates growth opportunities for operators.
As the top provider of gaming systems, Scientific Games will demonstrate its unrivaled cardless, cashless, connected player experience and systems that create an exciting gaming environment and a more profitable and informed operator including the iVIEW 4, which offers cardless loyalty enablement and a cashless wallet, and Bally Business Intelligence, which offers advanced analytics and data visualization tools.
Scientific Games will also showcase TableVIEW, a table games management solution that offers operators a fast, easy solution for entering player ratings, issuing comps and more activities in the pit. The information and transactions recorded at the tables are seamlessly integrated into existing systems and provide casino personnel with secure and instant access to player ratings and data. All these products and systems integrate on the gaming floor to create a connected and immersive experience for players, while creating efficiencies and value for operators.
Lottery Retail and iLottery Solutions
At ICE, Scientific Games will showcase the PlayCentral HD, PlayCentral 54 and PlayCentral EX lottery and sports betting self-service machines. Featuring advanced technologies, the sleek, user-intuitive machines are designed to operate in a variety of bet shops and retail locations. PlayCentral is the first line of self-service terminals to offer a full portfolio of lottery entertainment including instant, draw and high-frequency games, the first with Payment Card Industry-certified card and mobile payment options, and the first with a “shopping-cart” check-out experience similar to online shopping. Custom-developed for one of the world’s largest retailers, PlayCentral 54 is the lottery industry’s only low height self-service machine currently in market, designed to integrate conveniently with the retail self-check-out experience.
In addition to retail technology innovation, Scientific Games will also demonstrate iLottery products that help lotteries drive player engagement and growth with a portfolio of interactive, eInstant and eDraw games and the company’s next generation loyalty solution.
For more information, visit Scientific Games at ICE Stand #N1-560 or go to scientificgames.com.
Gaming Laboratories International to Focus on iGaming, sports Betting at ICE 2019
With changes occurring across the industry in new issues like sports betting and esports, GLI offers operators, suppliers and regulators quality service and quick turnaround while exhibiting at Stand: #N3-210 at ICE 2019.
Sports betting and iGaming are among the hot topics at next week’s ICE 2019 gaming trade show in London.
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) will have a team of iGaming, sports wagering, and cybersecurity experts at its stand to help attendees navigate the dynamic and changing landscape of interactive gaming technologies.
“The global gaming and lottery industries are undergoing a period of unprecedented change and growth that is both exciting and challenging,” said Martin Britton, managing director of GLI’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia) division. “We look forward to sharing with ICE attendees how GLI can help operators, suppliers, and regulators overcome obstacles, maximize opportunities, and achieve success in the iGaming, sports wagering, and land-based gaming and lottery sectors.”
GLI’s experts will demonstrate the ways regulators, operators, and suppliers can achieve success in the global iGaming and sports wagering spaces by utilizing GLI’s knowledge and capabilities. The company carries worldwide approval in regulated iGaming and sports betting markets.
GLI’s experts will also demonstrate the company’s flexibility and global reach. The company is working to strengthen its hand in EMEA by increasing staff and expanding its technical capabilities. The company’s testing, assessment, and certification bandwidth facilities are expanding throughout EMEA, GLI is better equipped than ever to help get suppliers’ gaming and lottery products over the line and into global markets with unsurpassed quality, speed, reliability, accuracy, and cost-saving efficiency.
The unrelenting threat of cyberattacks on the worldwide gaming and lottery industries has made cybersecurity a mission-critical topic at this year’s ICE show. Attendees will have the opportunity to view demos of GLI’s Cyber Security Services, which the company says will help operators “secure their operations and protect their most valuable assets.”
For more information, visit GLI at ICE Stand #N3-210 or go to gaminglabs.com.
Konami Slots, Cabinets, Progressives in the Spotlight
Konami Gaming Inc. will premier its latest lineup of creative slot content, cabinets and progressives at ICE 2019. Stop at Stand #S7-110 to check out the company’s progressive game offerings and single-screen releases, plus the newest slot cabinets and an exciting mix of fresh game titles.
Konami Gaming, Inc. will bring an extensive array of new game and slot cabinets to ICE 2019. The company will showcase leading progressive game offerings and single-screen releases for Concerto Crescent and Stack. “Money Galaxy,” “Agent: Magnifying Jackpots,” “Magician’s Charm” and “Sparkling Roses: Color Bloom” are among the top series to be featured at this year’s ICE, all for the first time. This year also marks the ICE premiere of Konami’s newest slot cabinets: KX 43 and Concerto Opus. Both are arriving at Konami stand #S7-110 with 4K Ultra HD displays and an exciting mix of debut game titles.
“This year at ICE London, guests will discover a record variety of single-screen releases for Konami’s curved Crescent and tall Stack cabinets, backed by top-performing play mechanics from symbol-driven links to Strike Zone,” says Eduardo Aching, vice president of international gaming operations. “In addition to showing exceptional results across diverse markets, Konami’s library of single-screen content offers flexible configuration options for multi-denom, multi-currency, and multi-game.”
“Agent: Magnifying Jackpots” and “Inspector: Sign of the Jackpots” are among the featured Strike Zone titles for Crescent and Stack. Throughout game play, players have the option to activate additional reel areas for expanding full-reels wilds and higher jackpot odds by increasing their selected Strike Zone at higher extra bet amounts. In addition to multi-denom and multi-currency options, this standalone jackpot series is SeleXion multi-game compatible. “Star Watch” is another popular Strike Zone series featured on the floor of this year’s ICE London, with standalone progressive jackpots and instant symbol-driven credit prize awards.
“Continuing the success of ‘Smash Smash Festival,’ Konami’s ICE 2019 lineup includes five new linked progressive jackpot games for dual-screen Concerto upright and Slant,” says Aching. “All feature original math and mechanics, from pick ’em progressives to Stay & Spin instant credit prizes.”
Symbol-driven linked progressives “Money Galaxy” and “Thunder Arrow” are among the debut series for Konami’s Stay & Spin feature. Both will be showcased at ICE 2019 on Concerto upright and give players the chance at multi-round credit collect bonuses throughout game play. Guests at ICE 2019 will also discover SeleXion-compatible linked progressives Magician’s Charm and Power Boost Inferno. Similar to “Smash Smash Festival,” these jackpot games can combine with a mix of popular Konami base games, including “Chili Chili Fire,” “Dragon’s Law Twin Fever” and “Lion Carnival.”
This year marks the ICE debut of Konami’s 43-inch screen KX 43 and 65-inch screen Concerto Opus cabinets, with 4K Ultra HD. Both machines offer a relaxed slant top, dual spin buttons, dual cup holders, and exceptional 4K game library. Concerto Opus is a large-screen video slot cabinet, for comfortable enjoyment by players and pairs. KX 43 is a new cabinet type from Konami, with a standard base width and edge lighting effects that extend from the topper to the floor.
For more information, visit Konami at ICE Stand #S7-110 or go to konamigaming.com.
AGS Brings iGaming, Social Solutions to ICE
AGS, a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products and interactive solutions for the gaming industry, will showcase platforms and game titles for online real-money and social gaming at ICE 2019, occupying Stand #N1-536.
AGS is a global company focused on creating entertaining gaming experiences for every kind of player. With roots in the Class II Native American gaming market, its customer-centric philosophy has enabled the company to grow into an all-inclusive commercial gaming supplier. AGS will showcase platforms and game titles for online real-money and social gaming at ICE 2019, based at Stand #N1-536.
Following the company’s June 2018 acquisition of iGaming aggregator and content provider Gameiom Technologies, AGS now offers a robust game aggregation platform and remote gaming server, plus a library of more than 600 entertaining game titles from a network of third-party suppliers. It will soon launch game content from AGS’s own in-house studios.
To deliver high-performing games and provide an exceptional play experience, AGS partners with some of the world’s leading online operators including 888 Holdings, Betfred, BetVictor, Coral, GVC Holdings, Ladbrokes, Rank Group and William Hill.
At ICE, AGS will provide live demonstrations of its Axsys Games Marketplace game aggregation platform and game titles soon to be available from AGS, including online versions of proven land-performers like “Golden Wins,” “Jade Wins” and “Longhorn Jackpots.” AGS will also highlight its large portfolio of game titles from its partner network of third-party suppliers, including 1×2 gaming, 2 By 2 Gaming, Ainsworth, Asylum Labs, Bulletproof Games, Gaming Realms, High 5 Games, MetaGU, Reflex Gaming, Revolver Gaming, Skillzz Gaming, Storm Gaming Technology, No Limit City and Oryx Gaming.
In addition, the company will showcase its Connexsys Social White-Label Casino solution, a turnkey, free-play B2C mobile app solution for land-based casinos that blends the casino brand with AGS’s library of player-favorite games to deliver a mobile gaming experience for players.
“We’re excited about bringing our obsession for the game to ICE and welcoming online and land-based gaming operators into our stand to experience our player-proven games and our platform technologies for real-money and social gaming,” says AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez. “Our AGS Interactive team along with several of our senior-level executives will be on hand at ICE to showcase our fast-growing library of high-performing online game content, including our first AGS titles which will soon be available through our Axsys Games Marketplace.
“We look forward to this launch, given our industry-leading game performance in the land-based market, which gives us confidence that the games will do very well in the real-money gaming space.”
For more information, visit AGS at ICE Stand #N1-536, or go to playags.com.
Interblock Presents ‘Game-Changing’ Cabinet at ICE
Interblock, a leading developer and supplier of luxury electronic table gaming products for the gaming industry, will bring its breakthrough form-factor, Universal Cabinet to ICE 2019, Stand #S4-210. The standalone unit with slot-like hardware is available in both video and automated formats.
As a leading developer and supplier of electronic table gaming products, Interblock’s multi-player gaming devices provide the ultimate in luxury interactive entertainment experiences and technical support in more than 200 jurisdictions. Interblock’s exclusive collection of fully and semi-automated electronic gaming tables and video gaming solutions provide casinos, arcades and gambling halls with superior product performance and their guests with an exceptional gaming experience.
At ICE 2019, Interblock will exhibit its multi-player and multi-game ETG solutions. “We are very excited to be returning to ICE Totally Gaming, which is where we displayed the industry’s first ever ETG, Princess, in 1997,” says Interblock EMEA President & Board Member Tomaž Žvipelj. “Our team has exceeded expectations in developing our innovative comprehensive product portfolio, and we can’t wait to share it with our partners at the show.”
The highlight of Interblock’s booth will be the breakthrough form-factor, Universal Cabinet, a standalone unit with slot-like hardware designed to support a variety of games. Available in both video and automated formats, the product will demonstrate craps, roulette, blackjack and baccarat games and its ability to connect to external Interblock generators. Žvipelj calls Universal Cabinet a revolutionary addition to the gaming industry that could change the way typical casino floors are configured.
Interblock’s Diamond Stadium will be configured with three dealer-assist tables delivering multi-hand blackjack, roulette and craps and also demonstrate video options of multi-hand blackjack, baccarat, craps and roulette. Diamond Stadium offers limitless flexibility to operators and can accommodate any footprint while also connecting to external generators on the casino floor. It delivers more hands per hour with a variety of table game content available from one seat, and has the ability to switch to an automated or video gaming space when live dealers are not present. The recently released tournament mode will also be active in the stadium, demonstrating to customers a fun, easy way to energize the floor during down times.
The award-winning StarBar bar top will demonstrate its ability to connect to the live Stadium games. StarBar allows players to interact with up to four different games simultaneously on one play station without having to cash out or change machines. A variety of games are available including craps, blackjack, multi-hand blackjack, roulette, video poker and more.
Interblock’s bestselling MiniStar Roulette will display its new ball-chasing light and sound package, designed to elevate the player experience. LED lights on the wheel combined with amplifying sound effects chase the ball until it drops into a pocket. The product delivers more than 80 results per hour and provides many of the features offered on Interblock’s premium Diamond Roulette product line, but in a smaller footprint. MiniStar Roulette is available with five, six, eight or 10 seats with a single or double zero roulette wheel.
Diamond Video Blackjack will feature an enhanced Virtual Dealer with fast-deal graphics that reduce the waiting time for participating players, resulting in more hands per hour. Each play station offers 27-inch high-definition screens that allow players to play up to three industry-leading side bets at a time.
The new Diamond Big Six Super Spin has all the classic features of Big Six, but with an added bonus. It’s the industry’s largest wheel and is fully automated. The double-sided wheel provides the flexibility to add play stations to one or both sides of the wheel, and the wheel’s face on both sides can be branded with the casino’s logo. The new Big Six Super Spin wheel is divided into 54 segments, each with a symbol. If the pointer stops on a selected symbol, players placing their bets on that symbol will win or an additional Super Spin feature will be triggered.
For more information, visit Interblock at ICE Stand #S4-210 or go to interblockgaming.com.
TCSJohnHuxley: New, Tried-and-True at ICE
TCSJohnHuxley, a leader in research, development and services for the live gaming space, will showcase all-new innovations at ICE 2019, along with a range of core products known for their quality, reliability, security and innovation. Visit Stand #S6-250.
TCSJohnHuxley, a leader in research, development, services and innovation in the live gaming space, will showcase a number of new innovations at ICE 2019, along with core products recognized for their quality, reliability and security.
At ICE, the company will celebrate the European debut of Blaze Craps, which joins other Blaze products: Roulette and Money Wheel. Like all products in the suite, Blaze Craps features eye-catching, energy-efficient LED lights fitted below the surface of the gaming table that display unique “attract sequences” and custom-themed animations.
First launched at G2E in October, Blaze Craps has proven very popular with U.S. operators and is expected to generate similar interest in Europe. Because it’s new to the region, Blaze Craps has been designed to get novice players in the game quickly, highlighting winning numbers and light sequences to confirm various stages of the game. That makes it quick and easy for players to understand and for dealers and security staff to monitor.
A full range of TCSJohnHuxley number displays will be on show, highlighting the new Ora display portfolio. The impressive Ora Grande features sleek, curved lines incorporating a large 32-inch screen for excellent visibility from multiple angles across the gaming floor. Slim-line LEDs border the frame profile to provide eye-catching attract modes that can cycle through multiple color changes or be integrated to display software to reflect key stages of the game.
Also on hand will be the striking Ora Glo and Ora Luxe. The Ora Lux boasts LEDs surrounding the entire display frame that can cycle up to 12 different colors to identify trends or display attract modes. The Ora Luxe offers visually stunning frames incorporating laser-cut designs with inset LEDs. Available in various sizes and suitable for all game types, there’s a display for every operator’s requirement.
TCSJohnHuxley continues its reputation for fine products with the next-generation Chipper Champ Pro. The latest mode incorporates all the key attributes of the Chipper Champ 2, and packs a punch with even greater security and operational features. Also on display will be the company’s premium Roulette wheel range with stunning designs, unique veneers and vibrant eye-catching finishes, all finely crafted for premium security, durability and reliability. Quality is built into every component.
For more information, visit TCSJohnHuxley at ICE Stand #S6-250, or go to TCSJohnHuxley.com.
ICE is Game Time for Gauselmann/Merkur
At ICE 2019, the Gauselmann Group of Germany and its leading brand Merkur Gaming will present multiple displays from adp Gauselmann, GeWeTe, Cashpoint/XTiP, edict e-gaming, Euro Payment Group, Spain’s Merkur Dosniha and the UK’s Blueprint Games. Visit them at Stands #110-250.
At ICE 2019, at interlinked Stands #110-250, the Gauselmann Group and its globally recognized brand, Merkur Gaming, will present displays from adp Gauselmann; cash handling experts GeWeTe; edict e-gaming; the Euro Payment Group; Spain’s Merkur Dosniha; the UK’s Blueprint Games; sports betting solutions from Cashpoint/XTiP; and a dedicated Merkur Gaming display.
A standout product release will be the new Merkur Gaming Roulette multiplayer, with eight seats open for visitors to try their luck and sample this high-quality gaming experience. Another new development is the Allegro Curve cabinet, which marked its international debut at G2E in Las Vegas. Allegro (from the Italian music notation that means “to play briskly and brightly”) features a 43-inch curved Ultra HD monitor plus the latest Gforce Ultra HD multigame technology platform as well as an attractive lighting concept, a player-perfect, ergonomically assured seating position and an optional video touch button panel. Allegro is sleek and curvy, gaming entertainment “made in Germany” that gives a new dimension to the Merkur Gaming product range.
At Merkur Gaming, the name is in the game; at ICE, more than 140 titles will be on show, in both standalone and multiplayer formats, adding a major ambient and audible attraction to the entire booth with exceptional game themes, stunning graphics and engaging sound capabilities.
Athanasios ‘Sakis’ Isaakidis, chief executive international and head of international product management, says ICE is “always a great show for Merkur Gaming. Last year, in my opinion, was the best edition yet. Now I am just wondering ‘How can the best become even better?’ Our whole team is ready, we have great new products to reveal, and we have more games to show than ever before in London.”
Charles Hiten, CEO of Merkur Gaming Americas, notes, “The pre-show interest in ICE from across the Americas has been extremely encouraging. With a range of fantastic new titles spearheading our market entry into the U.S. and our continued successful expansion across the Latin American region, we are excited to see many friends once again, and to establish new contacts and friendships too. As always in London, we can expect the weather to be cold but our global identifier, the Merkur Sun, will ensure that the welcome that we will extend to all ICE visitors will, for sure, be warm.”
Gary Platt Offers Patented Designs, Products at ICE
For more than 20 years, Gary Platt Manufacturing has been a leader in performance casino seating. Coming off its best year ever, Gary Platt brings its patented designs and latest innovations to ICE 2019. Stop by Stand #S5-200 to see the company’s newest products, features and styles.
Gary Platt’s design team has more than 50 years of combined experience providing superior seating for casinos on five continents. Following its best year ever, 2018, the creator of chairs for slots, table games, poker, bar-top and bingo will bring its patented designs and newest innovations to ICE 2019, Stand #S5-200.
“Customers worldwide have been responding very positively to our product lines, and because of their support, Gary Platt is the No. 1 global gaming chair provider for the fourth year in a row,” says Gary Platt Vice President of Sales Joshua Corrick. “We have one job—to make the world’s most comfortable chairs for operators so their players are as comfortable as possible. We are honored to be recognized as the global leader in comfort and design.”
Leading Gary Platt’s display is the company’s new line of sportsbook chairs. Gary Platt’s sportsbook line features styles inspired by the company’s portfolio of field-proven, player-favorite chairs. Styles in the sportsbook line include the patented Monaco, Bleu, Genoa Club, GX2, Lido Revo, Lugano, Sierra and Sonoma Club. Each chair is customizable to fit each casino’s design, with a wide range of upholstery, finishing and base styles to choose from.
In addition to sportsbook seating, Gary Platt will showcase seating for all areas of the casino, including slots, tables, back of house, convention and guest room.
For more information, visit Gary Platt at ICE Stand #S5-200, or go to garyplatt.com.
Apex Presents Jackpot Solution at ICE
Apex Gaming will bring its award-winning Clover Link jackpot game solution to ICE 2019, Stand #S5-250, among other gaming innovations. Apex will also release a new set of Clover Link multi-games to complement the four already established and an exciting new take on the Big Island slot machine.
In 2018, Apex Gaming enjoyed one of its most successful years on record, thanks in large part to the global popularity of its complete jackpot game solution, Clover Link.
Clover Link is available in three different versions, each with a choice of different Pinnacle slot machines. The Big Island consists of eight slots in an eclipse design; the Round Edition features four slots in a circular design; and the Wall Edition, the most flexible, can be expanded to as many slots as the customer requires.
Adding more spice to the Clover Link menu is the Big Island with the 43-inch Pinnacle Premium Curved slots, new at ICE 2019. The choice of screens offers something for every operator: the 43-inch Pinnacle Premium Curved; the Pinnacle Black Series with two 24-inch monitors; and the Pinnacle Premium Curved with three 27-inch monitors.
Importantly, Clover Link has transformed from a single-game to a multi-game jackpot solution. Today it consists of four popular Apex games, brought together in a special way. These games all offer unique features in a four-level jackpot that can be both mystery and progress jackpots, thus motivating all types of players to take part.
“Clover Link has been the gaming product of the year,” says Kubilay Özer, global sales director at Apex Gaming. “Clover Link won the category ‘Best Jackpot Concept—Land-Based Gaming’ at the Balkan Entertainment and Gaming Exhibition in Bulgaria. At Apex, we do not rest on our laurels, but continually develop new solutions and focus on how we can make our products even more popular. For ICE, we have both new hardware and game innovations that makes a great gaming concept even better.”
For ICE, APEX Gaming will release a new set of Clover Link multi-games to complement the four already established.
A large stand is essential to house all these solutions. These include the individual Pinnacle slots and the Apex Player Station electronic roulette. This expandable solution can be linked to up to four roulette wheels (both live and/or electronic) and operators can include the EVO games on it as well and also played using Apex Mobile Slots.
Apex Gaming has been a pioneer in cash handling at live gaming tables, as iDROP attests. The iDROP solution enables players to exchange cash or tickets for jetons directly at the live gaming table. Cashing out is simple, as the amount is paid out in ticket form by iDROP. An integrated touchscreen makes it easy to use for croupiers, and the fact that it’s linked to the management system gives management complete control of the drop.
The iDROP suite has grown with the iDROPe and iDROPs. The iDROPs, the latest addition, can manage 250 bills (and tickets) at one time at a validation rate of up to six per second, making it ideal when players sit at a table with a large number of bills. It also gives the casino the option to use the iDROPs to exchange a large number of bills for one TITO ticket, meaning the game does not stop for large buy-ins and hands-per-hour increase.
Live gaming tables and a broad array of live gaming accessories round out the Apex portfolio—such as the Ball and Dice Tester and the Roulette Wheel Leveller with a leveling base. The Apex Shuffle King solutions take pride of place. Card shuffling plays a key role in casinos; the Shuffle King 6 can automatically shuffle up to six different decks of cards. The Shuffle King 2 is the single-deck option.
“Please come and see us at ICE and see how we are taking gaming to the next level,” says Özer.
For more details, visit Apex Gaming at ICE Stand #S5-250 at ICE or go to apex-gaming.com.
Quixant Returns to ICE with Gaming Ecosystem
A market leader in outsourced PC-based gaming hardware, associated proprietary software and cutting-edge display solutions, Quixant will bring its versatile portfolio to ICE for the 14th time in 2019. The company’s Gaming Ecosystem will take center stage at Stand #N1-520 in London this year.
U.K.-based Quixant, a market leader in outsourced PC-based gaming hardware, associated proprietary software and cutting-edge display solutions, will showcase its groundbreaking Gaming Ecosystem at ICE 2019, Stand #N1-520.
“We’re very proud of the strides we’ve made as a go-to gaming supplier,” says John Malin, global sales director of Quixant. “From our basis as a hardware manufacturer, we’ve added a display division that is currently experiencing remarkable growth. We’ve invested significant amounts in achieving, through our Gaming Ecosystem, what is arguably our fundamental objective: optimal profitability for all our customers.”
QxVDR, a highly effective video decoding and rendering tool available to Quixant platform users, has proven notable for both its user-friendliness and cost-effectiveness. Working in tandem with it are:
- QxATS, a unique tracing system
- QxLED, introducing next-level light control and interactivity to the market
- QxBoot, which greatly reduces booting time and thus optimizes machine profitability
There are many other strings in the Gaming Ecosystem bow, including free SAS 6.02 support for licensed customers, guaranteed product lifecycles and comprehensive regulatory compliance.
Quixant also places a strong focus on the product side, all of which is underpinned by the Ecosystem. The QXi-7000 and QMax-2 multi-screen 4K UHD platforms, powered by AMD’s Ryzen Embedded APUs, stand at the pinnacle of Quixant’s control board range and offer processing performance on an unprecedented scale.
Alongside these—amongst others—are the QXi-6000, a globally popular three-screen solution with Windows 7 support and an innovative fan-less footprint, and QXi-400, the highest-powered two-screen controller on the market.
Over the past three years, Quixant has continued to develop its expertise as a designer and manufacturer of class-leading gaming displays and digital button decks. With a growing presence in this field, it will launch the 27-inch “floating” monitor line at ICE. This stylish contemporary range enables EGM manufacturers to more efficiently capture the player’s eye. It’s complemented by bespoke button deck offerings, recently designed-in by major industry players. Visitors to ICE will witness first-hand Quixant’s growing versatility as a one-stop gaming provider.
For more information, visit Quixant at ICE Stand #N1-520 or go to quixant.com.
Win Systems Presents Wigos CMS at ICE
Win Systems, a leading technology supplier for the gaming and entertainment industries, has reached an important milestone with more than 300 casinos in 20 countries using its Wigos casino management system. Stop at ICE Stand #S7-150 to learn more about the CMS.
More than 300 casinos in 20 countries now use Win Systems’ Wigos casino management system, for a total of more than 80,000 player positions worldwide. In 2018, the technology supplier installed the CMS in more than 50 casinos, including 23 installations in November and December alone.
Win Systems expects 2019 to surpass that for installations as the system expands across the United States, penetrates strong markets such as Argentine and the Philippines, and implements a route project in Jamaica.
At ICE Stand #S7-150, Win Systems will showcase the CMS, one of the most complete, effective and reliable systems in the market. “I’m extremely proud of having exceeded 300 casinos with our Wigos CMS,” says Win Systems CEO Eric Benchimol. “First, because it shows our commitment to the highest organizational standards, dedication and professionalism of all our team members, from operations to customer care, from R&D to sales, and all supporting departments.
“We’ve entered with a significant presence in very competitive markets, such as the United States, Argentina and some Asian countries,” Benchimol continues. “Wigos has been chosen by several of the strongest operators in these markets as the best CMS solution, ahead of other available suppliers.
“Last but not the least, it’s paramount to highlight that we’ve been able to achieve so many installations in new casinos without losing any of our current clients, which clearly shows the reliability of our system and our ability to deliver best-in-class customer service. We’re ready and committed to achieve much more in 2019.”
The company is committed to maintaining its strong R&D investment, developing new apps and functionalities for the CMS in 2019 and beyond.
For more information, visit Win Systems at ICE Stand #S7-150 or go to winsysgroup.com.
GeWeTe Brings Innovative Solutions to ICE
GeWeTe, the cash-handling arm of the Gauselmann Group, will present a full range of products for the gaming sector at ICE 2019. Stop at the Gauselmann/MERKUR Stands #N4-110, #210, #220 and #250 to see why 200 casinos worldwide utilize GeWeTe solutions.
For more than 25 years, GeWeTe has been the cash-handling and redemption machine unit of the Gauselmann Group, with a superior product range that dominates the company’s home market in Germany. It has recently charted impressive growth in international markets. The UK, home of ICE, is now the most important export market for GeWeTe.
For the past three years, GeWeTe has offered solutions for the casino Industry. Since then, more than 200 casinos worldwide have been equipped with GeWeTe solutions. “This year we will present our latest innovation for the casino market, a brand new model, which I am sure will be a complete success,” says Managing Director Aristidis Tsikouras.
GeWeTe provides effective solutions for all gaming segments: casino, VLT, AWP, AGCs and FECs (Family Entertainment Centers). GeWeTe bringing further innovations to the global gaming market at ICE.
“We are very much looking forward to ICE. We have so much to showcase and naturally our international team will be there to support our customers. Come and see how we at GeWeTe can support your business with our expansive product range. We will have our largest presence ever at ICE. We place great emphasis on customer support. We are always here for our customers. We appreciate they are the reason for our success,” says Tsikouras.
For more information, visit ICE Stands #N4-110, #210, #220 and #250 or go to GeWeTe.com.
Blueprint Gaming to Break the ICE
Blueprint Gaming will exhibit a full range of slots at ICE 2019, including the latest addition to its portfolio of branded games. Based at Stand #N4-210, the company will offer a sneak preview of the new release and relive the best from 2018.
Blueprint Gaming will come to ICE 2019 with a full exhibition of slots, including the latest addition to its portfolio of branded games. Delegates are invited to drop by Stand #N4-210 for a sneak preview of the new release and also to relive the best of 2018. Blueprint’s fast-growing catalogue of licensed slots will also be on view, including “This is Spinal Tap,” “TED,” “The Goonies” and “Top Cat.”
“We’ve enjoyed great success with our branded slots in recent times, with operators appreciating the impact they have in driving interest and attracting new customers,” says Matt Cole, managing director at Blueprint Gaming. “We’re sure the latest additions, which will be on show at ICE, will go down a storm.”
The slot developer will enjoy its biggest presence to date at the show as part of the Gauselmann Group stand. Delegates can learn more about Blueprint’s comprehensive range of games. Along with incorporating the popular Megaways mechanic into its recent releases, licensed by Big Time Gaming, the provider also will showcase its Pub Fruit Series. Releases such as “Deal or No Deal—The Perfect Play,” which brings the fruit machine-style pub game to the online market, has proven a hit with players. The company promises to continue 2019 with a strong roadmap of games to extend the series.
For more information, visit Blueprint at ICE Stand #N4-210 or go to blueprintgaming.com.
Spintec to Unveil Blackjack at ICE
At ICE Stand #S8-220, the Spintec team will be on hand to demonstrate the company’s Karma and Aura product lines with various set-ups and configurations. Visitors can spin the roulette wheel, watch the roll of the dice on Sic Bo and bet on the winning hand on baccarat.
A leading developer, designer, producer and supplier of innovative electronic table games, Slovenia-based Spintec offers products and services customized to meet local standards and legislation, for flexible and market-driven gaming solutions.
At ICE 2019, Spintec will showcase its latest technology and product novelties. The Karma and Aura product lines will be on display with various set-ups and configurations. Visitors will have a chance to spin the roulette wheel, watch the roll of the dice on Sic Bo and place their bets on the winning hand at baccarat.
In response to market demand, Spintec will also introduce its all-new blackjack game, to be presented for the very first time at ICE. “Listening to operators’ feedback and wishes, it all narrowed down to one game,” says Spintec General Manager Igor Lombar. “For the past year, our research and development team has been busy working on the blackjack. We at Spintec and all our partners are eager to try it out.”
Once seated, blackjack players will be greeted by an attractive virtual dealer on the big screen. Among the game’s winning features are a sophisticated design and intuitive interface that supports several languages and displays game rules and statistics, plus five additional side bets. Spintec will showcase Blackjack in virtual technology; later in 2019 it will also be available in live technology.
“ICE is one of the most important expos for us,” says Spintec Sales Director Renato Bicic. “We are always very excited to meet with existing business partners, impress visitors with our products, show them some of our Slovenian hospitality and talk business with potential business partners.”
For more information, visit Spintec at ICE Stand #S8-220 or go to spintec.si.
BMM Testlabs—’the Original’—Exhibiting at ICE 2019
BMM Testlabs will highlight its exception growth in 2018 and its potential growth in ’19 at Stand #N3-420. The key is quality, speed to market, and cost efficiencies.
BMM Testlabs, the world’s best gaming laboratory and technical consultancy is pleased to announce our participation at ICE 2019 in London.
Martin Storm, president and CEO of BMM Testlabs commented, “ICE 2019 will be an occasion to celebrate BMM’s exceptional growth around the world over the last 12 months. Specifically, we have seen substantial expansion in our core certification business across all key markets (USA, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and Africa), achieved significant growth in our specialized QA business in Canada, re-launched our iGaming business in Europe, opened a new lab in Romania as well as branch office in Poland, and launched a new world-class cyber defense offering.”
Storm added, “BMM continues to develop our capabilities as gaming technologies evolve. As an ISTQB Platinum Partner, BMM engineers around the world are qualified to the highest standards, enabling us to fully align our testing capabilities to meet the needs of modern-day gaming.”
Gene Chayevsky, executive vice president, Europe & South America elaborated, “2018 was especially important for our European business. We moved our European headquarters to our Barcelona office, expanded our regional executive and management team, expanded our market presence with new licenses, and launched three new businesses – iGaming, Romania, and cyber defense.”
Chayevsky continued, “It speaks to our quality, speed to market and cost efficiencies that we achieved a dominant market position in the Italian VLT market with an estimated 75%+ market share and, after launching commercial operations in Romania in June 2018.
Storm in closing, “In today’s market, innovation, excellence, velocity and value aren’t options in testing, they are required. BMM is laser-focused on bringing these attributes to every client, every day.”
Meet BMM experts to discuss your testing and certification needs at ICE London 2019 Stand #N3-420. For information visit bmm.com.
EFCO to Introduce EGL6087 at ICE
At ICE 2019, EFCO will introduce the industry’s first gaming logic box based on the 2.0 GHz Quad Core AMD Embedded G-Series processors. Designed for Classes 2 and 3, the EGL6087 provides twice the performance and DRAM as its closest competitor. Stop at EFCO Stand #N1-309 and AMD Stand #N1-232.
EFCO, supplier of industrial PC, gaming and EMS solutions, will bring the industry’s first gaming logic box, based on the 2.0 GHz Quad Core AMD Embedded G-Series processors, to ICE 2019. Designed for Class 2 and Class 3 categories, the EGL6087 provides twice the performance and DRAM (16 MB) as its closest competitor, the company states.
Equipped with the latest Radeon HD 8400E graphics processors, EGL6087 also offers full-HD display capabilities and allows casino gaming system integrators to support multiple high-resolution displays. The EGL6087 will be demonstrated at EFCO’s booth, Stand #N1-309 and AMD’s booth, Stand #N1-232 at ICE.
“Our newest gaming logic box is unique to the casino gaming market,” says EFCO Chief Technical Officer Ira Lo. “It’s the first quad core offering on the market, and we’re able to provide this new level of functionality for nearly the same cost as dual core options.
“Several other features make this new product an industry stand-out—namely, EFCO’s security software package, which is specifically designed for the strict security needs of the gaming industry; the optimal 72-pin Jamma I/O pinout design; the high-quality metal chassis design; and an LED light strip package, now a standard feature for EFCO, but normally an extra cost for gaming systems designers. SAS 6.03 is also supported. All these features together add up to an unparalleled solution for our customers.”
The EFCO Gaming Software Support Package gives developers a patented multi-layered security mechanism as well as a hardware intelligent assistant that is specifically designed for casinos stringent security requirements.
The EGL6087 readily handles the full feature set of gaming I/O and supports popular I/O pinouts including several standard 72-pin Jamma pinout definitions. The Jamma design has the highest compatibility on the market, giving game developers and gaming system integrators the ability to seamlessly upgrade and also gives customers the ability to customize I/O to match their individual application requirements.
The metal chassis that houses the EGL6087 system is superior to commonly used plastic housing, with a standard equipped fan that aids in heat dissipation for adequate cooling of the system. The EGL6087 provides support for up to four independent LED light strips at no additional cost. EFCO’s LED use pattern is highly flexible; each strip can be operated independently of the game with its own select colors and patterns.
“With this new gaming logic box, EFCO now has support for the entire AMD family, and the quad core design will give developers twice the performance in their gaming systems versus the industry standard solution available today,” says EFCO Senior Market Development Manager Mitchel Furman. “Our Embedded G-Series processors pack the computing capability and graphics expertise in a power-efficient package to deliver the foundation for an optimal HD gaming experience for a variety of platforms.”
For more information, visit EFCO at ICE Stand #N1-309 and AMD at ICE Stand #N1-232 or go to efcotec.com/gaming.
Amatic Offers New Game Suite at ICE
Amatic Industries, a multigame company with more than 25 years of experience in the gaming industry, will bring “a firework of innovation” to ICE 2019, the company states. The Amatic exhibit at Stand #S5-240 will include new future-proof cabinets, multi-game options and new gaming machines.
For more than 25 years, Amatic Industries has built its reputation as a multi-game leader. All Amatic games are developed in-house, a policy that has enabled the company to set multi-game standards in the global gaming industry.
Each year Amatic releases a suite of new games in London, and ICE 2019 is no exception. Great attention to detail has flowed into the portfolio of games, which are designed to entertain players with new concepts, graphics and features, and are driven by the HardRox platform for superior display.
The Amatic team houses its multi-games in the most secure cabinets possible. Style and elegance are the hallmarks of Amatic gaming machines. The ICE display will include brand new future-proof cabinets, with Amatic team members on hand with detailed information on the multi-game solutions and new machines.
Two major corporate pillars of Amatic Industries will also be showcased at the stand: Roulette Grand Jeu 24HX automated roulette and Amanet online gaming solutions.
Roulette Grand Jeu 24HX speaks for itself; in Spain alone, Amatic has sold more than 1,200 of these automated roulettes. The development team pays scrupulous attention to detail to ensure premium design, security and reliability. In its standard version, the Grand Jeu offers space for up to eight players around the table. All players have their own gaming terminal, each one equipped with a vivid 24-inch full HD monitor that provides all necessary statistics and graphics in pin-sharp quality for increased comfort. The Grand Jeu is also available in a flexible version, with the Solitaire electronic roulette wheel and an individual number of connected Satellite terminals.
Amanet online gaming remains the fastest growing pillar of the firm’s business. The combination of well-known land-based games and new games developed just for the online market gives players an extensive choice. The number of jurisdictions that have approved Amanet games continues to rise. All games are in HTML5 format, meaning that they can be played on all possible devices.
For more information, visit Amatic at ICE Stand #S5-240 or go to amatic.com.
Abbiati Casino Equipment to present their refined products at ICE 2019
Italian supplier Abbiati Casino Equipment is bringing its live casino equipment to ICE 2019 at Stand #S7-230, including its luxury gaming tables, advanced technology roulette wheels, and its wide selection of casino currency.
Abbiati Casino Equipment, the Italian leading manufacture of live casino equipment worldwide, is exhibiting at ICE Totally Gaming 2019 at Stand #S7-230. Known for their Italian design and quality products, the expo looks to be a special show for the company.
This edition of ICE will be the 25th year of participation for Abbiati and to celebrate the company is preparing incredible brand-new products. “Our graphic and production departments are working on completely new solutions for casino equipment. We are so glad to continue exhibiting at ICE after 25 years and we want to celebrate it by exhibiting new products that our visitors have never seen before,” said Giovanni Abbiati, founder and president of the company.
For the show, the company’s departments are committed to the research of new and refined raw materials to apply to innovative manufactures. The selection of precious materials has enhanced the quality of Abbiati’s products and will allow them to satisfy the most demanding clients from all over the world. The combination of elegant finishing and advanced technology will catch the attention of all customers and visitors.
Visitors to the Abbiati’s booth will have the opportunity to admire a wide range of gaming tables manufactured from refined wood essences selected by the best solutions offered by the market. During ICE, Abbiati will exhibit all their versatility in manufacturing gaming tables according to the specific requests of each customer. The company is able to produce different table bases and a variety of table legs, from the most common such as the “H” style legs to the most refined designs, such as “Fish eye” and “Double 7” styles. The tables exhibited at ICE will feature elegant finishes and innovative composite materials. To complete gaming tables, Abbiati is able to produce high-end gaming layouts realized with synthetic, 100% wool or the prestigious Alcantara cloth customizable in every detail.
Abbiati is exhibiting their advanced-technology Roulette wheels GLI-25, certified with the upgraded and patented invisible laser technology (Class 1A). All Abbiati wheels have an open protocol that allow them to connect and run winning number displays, online gaming terminals and management systems. The wheels will be complemented with a large selection of high quality multimedia displays, running directly from Abbiati Laser Wheel or auto-setting overhead reader or camera. The displays show gaming bets and ensure a higher level of entertainment to players, increasing the time spent at the tables.
Abbiati will introduce a wide range of new security features in all of its products, which can be added to casino currency (chips & plaques) to help prevent counterfeiting, ensuring a high level of safety to casinos operators. The most advanced feature is the PJM 3.0 RFID of 13.56 MHz that allows operators to have total visibility and information of all chips in play, recording all chip movements in real time. Other key security features are innovative high security holograms, 3-in-1 UV security feature, Laser Tracer technology, Optical Variable Ink, just to name few.
All the above security features can be applied to each casino currency manufactured by Abbiati, such as the patented “Tie” chip line, featuring the multiple injection molded, see-thru inserts and a combination of intricate and innovative rim and edge inserts. About plaques, it is important to mention the Abbiati’s lines that enhance innovative security features like diamond or crystal, customized filigree, customized hologram and new stripes’ collections, such as Silk Ribbon (mono and multi-color), Glitter, Transparent Strass Silk, and Transparent Waves.
“The ICE show represents for Abbiati a strong opportunity to present new solutions to the market that satisfy customer’s requests in terms of innovation, security, design and quality. With the products exhibited in our booth, but also in some of our partners’ booth, we want to show our visitors that selecting Abbiati they entrust themselves to a reliable supplier of land based casinos and cruise equipment. With over 35 years of experience in the market and our Italian tradition, we are able to manufacture high quality and designed products, which are long-lasting and ensure high levels of performance,” affirmed Giorgio Abbiati, CEO of Abbiati Casino Equipment.
Abbiati staff welcome all ICE visitors to their Stand #S7-230 to gain a more-in-depth knowledge of the company’s products.