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AGS’ Orion Premium Cabinet Formally Launches, Surpasses Performance and Sales Expectations

In May 2017, AGS officially released its new, award-winning premium slot machine cabinet, OrionSM. Just a few short months later, Orion has already surpassed performance and sales expectations with more than 350 units currently installed and nearly 700 more installations scheduled. This success is fueled by Orion’s performance during field trials and the growing popularity of the Company’s core cabinet, ICON™, which was released last year. “In just over 60 days, we’ve signed agreements for more than 1,000 Orion units and we couldn’t be more energized about its performance and momentum,” said David Lopez, President and CEO of AGS. “Orion’s success speaks to our obsession with getting the details right with new hardware and creating games gamblers love to play.” Since field trials began in August 2016, Orion’s first featured games, Fu Nan Fu Nu™ and River Dragons®, have been consistently performing at multiples above house average. “Even after 11… [continue reading]

Lac Courte Oreilles Casino Launches Konami’s SYNKROS Casino Management System

    Two Wisconsin casino properties become first in the state to feature SYNKROS Las Vegas, NV — July 19, 2017 – Konami Gaming, Inc. announced the launch of its award-winning SYNKROS casino management system at Lac Courte Oreilles Casino Lodge & Convention Center and its outpost location Grindstone Creek Casino. Both are operated by the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Hayward, Wis., and feature a combined 700 slots as well as table games. This marks Konami’s first SYNKROS installation in the state of Wisconsin, which is home to 25 casino properties. “Our key focus across all areas of the organization is guest service, and Konami’s SYNKROS provides that core technology piece that brings everything together and empowers our team to deliver a premier gaming experience every day,” said Lee Harden, chief executive officer at Lac Courte Oreilles Casino Lodge & Convention Center. “The benefits of… [continue reading]

IGT Showcases Class II Content for the S3000 Cabinet at OIGA Conference and Trade Show 2017

LONDON, U.K., July 17, 2017 – International Game Technology PLC will spotlight its Class II games for the award-winning S3000 cabinet at the OIGA Conference and Trade Show 2017 in Oklahoma City, Okla. July 24-26, 2017. IGT’s Class II content will be joined in booth 602 by a portfolio of the Company’s premium and core games on a variety of cutting-edge hardware solutions. “In the time since IGT revealed the Company’s Class II games for the S3000 at NIGA 2017, our customers at Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma have featured these games on their floor and the feedback has been very encouraging,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “The introduction of Class II content on the award-winning S3000 cabinet emphasizes IGT’s commitment to providing its tribal customers in Oklahoma with best-in-class solutions. IGT’s OIGA 2017 portfolio will be anchored in our new Class II titles for… [continue reading]

GameCo Secures Agreement to Adapt SOULCALIBUR II Game

GameCo to Bring One of the Most Popular Fighting Games of All Time to Casinos Around the World LAS VEGAS – July 13, 2017 – GameCo Inc., creator of the world’s first Video Game Gambling Machine announced today the company has entered into a license agreement with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., pursuant to which the companies will jointly develop a skill-based gambling video game based on one of the world’s most popular fighting games, “SOULCALIBUR™ II”. Ranked by Complex Magazine as one of the best fighting games of all time, “SOULCALIBUR™ II” is the third installment in the popular video game series of weapon-based fighting games that originally debuted in 1995. GameCo’s SOULCALIBUR™ skill-based video game gambling machine is expected to debut in casinos in late 2017. The “SOULCALIBUR™ (tentative name) VGM” will feature a faster-paced take on the classic 3D fighting experience of the popular SOULCALIBUR™ series, while maintaining… [continue reading]

AGS Announces Promotion of Andrew Burke to Senior Vice President

AGS (“the Company”) announced today that it has promoted Andrew Burke to the position of Senior Vice President, Slot Products. In his new role, Burke will continue to lead AGS’ slot product management, including responsibility for product life-cycle management for the Company’s slot games portfolio in domestic and international markets. “Under Andrew’s strategic guidance and product management, the ICON™ cabinet has become the most successful product in AGS’ history, marking our official entry into the Class III marketplace and amassing more than 2,500 placements across the globe. This is just one of many examples of Andrew’s contributions to AGS’ tremendous growth and renewed product focus over the past few years,” said Matt Reback, Executive Vice President of AGS. “Just as importantly, Andrew is a respected leader with a passion and personality that both defines and helps cultivate our unique corporate culture and operational style.” Burke began working with AGS in… [continue reading]

Boyd Gaming Installs Scientific Games’ Slot and Casino Management System at Aliante

LAS VEGAS, July 11, 2017 – Scientific Games Corporation announced today the installation of its suite of system products at Aliante Casino+Hotel+Spa. The casino resort, which was acquired by Boyd Gaming in September 2016, is located in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Scientific Games installed its core casino and slot management solutions to manage Aliante’s 1,860 slot machines and 40 table games. Included in the installation was Scientific Games’ iVIEW and iVIEW Display Manager on-device messaging and player-user interface technology, as well as the Elite Bonusing Suite of applications, which will enable Aliante to interface with and reward players right at the gaming device. Aliante, a AAA Four Diamond resort, features an 82,000-square-foot casino floor, a 170-seat race and sports book, a 202-room hotel, a 16-screen movie theater, a 650-seat showroom, 14,000 square feet of event space, and a resort-style pool. Scientific Games Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer Bob… [continue reading]

PT’s Brewing Company and SG Bar win ‘Best of Nevada’ honors

LAS VEGAS (July 11, 2017) – Two of the newest taverns operated by Golden Entertainment, Inc. have been awarded “Best of Nevada” honors for 2017 by readers of Nevada Magazine, which is published by the Nevada Commission on Tourism. PT’s Brewing Company earned honors as the state’s Best Brewery/Distillery in Southern Nevada. SG Bar was recognized as the Best Nightclub/Bar in Southern Nevada. Nevada Magazine announced the awards in the July-August issue. PT’s Brewing Company and SG Bar are part of PT’s Entertainment Group, a division of Golden Entertainment. Magazine readers voted in more than two dozen tourism related categories and winners represent Northern Nevada, Southern Nevada and Rural Nevada. “We had thousands of votes this year,” wrote editors of the magazine. “We had a number of repeat winners – people are loyal to their choices – but we got some fun new winners too.” PT’s Brewing Company (left), located… [continue reading]

Scientific Games acquires Red7Mobile, industry Leader in mobile and interactive casino content

Scientific Games Corporation today announced the acquisition of Red7Mobile Ltd. (“Red7”), a Bristol, UK-based firm that designs, develops and delivers innovative and award-winning mobile and desktop casino games and sports apps for real-money gaming partners. The acquisition provides Scientific Games’ with access to a large portfolio of mobile and interactive game titles, including slot games, instant win/scratch cards, and table games.   In addition to game content, Red7 offers a range of sports betting solutions. Its flexible and dynamic sports middleware provides a robust, real-time platform for the development of a range of innovative UX and UI solutions for sports-book web and native apps. Through partnerships with some of the industry’s leading sports feed and odds providers, Red7 provides the essential real-time feeds for in-play stats and betting solutions.   Red7 has existing game, platform and sports partnerships with many of the industry’s leading online gaming and sports betting operators…. [continue reading]

High Demand for Alfastreet Gaming’s Products at the 2017 Peru Gaming Show

The 2017 edition of the Peru Gaming Show in Lima proved its importance for Alfastreet, with huge success and high demand for the company’s gaming products. The signature Roulette cabinets and the Royal Derby are the best-selling new machines on the market in the last couple of years. The players and the operators alike have embraced the concept behind the machine development, providing superior gaming experience and bullet proof reliability. The vital part of this success is the on-site support, provided by the company’s Peruvian distributor DRGT, that went the extra mile with the exhibition organization and the accompanying event, which proved to be a hit with our friends and partners. The reactions to the new Lucky 8 electronic Roulette machine were great, the attendees appreciating the fact that the Lucky 8 machine combines all the features of an Alfastreet Roulette with a fresh, compact and rational styling, while providing… [continue reading]

Tropicana gets Chelsea to be part of casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Atlantic City’s Tropicana casino is expanding by acquiring a nearby hotel and incorporating it into the resort. Tropicana Entertainment told The Associated Press on Thursday that it acquired The Chelsea, a 330-room boutique hotel, from billionaire investor Carl Icahn. Icahn, who is majority owner of Tropicana Entertainment, acquired the hotel in May by purchasing its mortgage for an undisclosed sum. The companies did not say how much Tropicana Entertainment is paying for the Chelsea. Tropicana plans to open the hotel in August as the “Chelsea Tower at Tropicana,” and will bring the casino’s room total to about 2,730. “We are pleased with this acquisition and the opportunity to offer our guests more hotel room options on The Boardwalk,” said Tony Rodio, president and CEO of Tropicana Entertainment. “The Chelsea Tower is a great addition to our four existing hotel towers at Tropicana Atlantic City. Guests… [continue reading]