While the major cabinet manufacturers, SPIELO International included, are providing some subset of these features in the latest cabinets, SPIELO International is focused on merging all of those elements into one cabinet. Our next-generation cabinet, currently in development, will be a combination of technology, player comfort, ease of service and innovative content. We believe the player and machine should integrate as a unit, so the player can focus even more on the game and enjoy a complete and satisfying experience.
With the ever-changing world of technology comes an opportunity for manufacturers to enhance the traditional slot machine. This evolution provides an improved entertainment experience as well as options and features that can be customized for an individual player, market, or jurisdiction. Successful manufacturers recognize the need to not onlyfocus on the playability of a machine but also on the adaptability of the back-end technology. Techlink Entertainment’s new electronic gaming machine (EGM) The BlastTM does just that by combining technology and player insight to create an enhanced entertainment experience. The Blast’sTM curvaceous design is not only inviting to players, but provides a high performing convergence ready platform to house the latest in gaming technology.
With two high definition widescreen monitors and unique LED lighting, playing The BlastTM is an engaging sensory experience. It also offers Techlink’s hybrid functionality, allowing online games to be played directly on the EGM screen. This gives operators the flexibility to deliver a wide range of multimedia and online gaming content to players. Not to mention, Techlink’s vast library of customizable, innovative options from game themes to player driven features, loyalty programs to responsible gaming systems.
Convergence is the future and The BlastTM truly moves the gaming industry one step closer. Its open design, flexibility, and online power allow operators to deliver online games, traditional casino games, VLT games, and lottery games like scratch tickets all on one terminal. The Blast’sTM cutting edge technology puts the future of gaming in the hands of operators today.
Players are always looking for more compelling play experiences and new ways to interact with games, and one way Bally Technologies is answering the call is with its new Michael Jackson King of PopTM video slot game. Michael Jackson is one of the most widely beloved and inf luential artists of all time. He has a broad, global appeal that fits our core demographic. His inf luence, combined with Michael Jackson King of Pop'sTM instantly recognizable music and the custom, pro surround-sound chair will keep players interested and engaged. Professional sound engineers and musicians created the chair specifically for this game, meaning players will enjoy an amazing audio experience. Regarding gameplay, King of Pop features several great bonuses, two mystery wilds bonuses, free games, and iconic songs like Bad, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, and Smooth Criminal. During bonus events, players touch and spin a record on the game screen using our award-winning U-Spin play mechanic. U-Spin is a proven way of providing players a way to interact with the game, and adding the one and only Michael Jackson to the mix only makes it more exciting.
AINSWORTH GAME TECHNOLOGY
In the year 2012-2013, slot machines will be focused on jackpot marketing. Ainsworth has already incorporated this into their new marketing World of JackpotsTM link progressive campaign.
Ainsworth’s World of JackpotsTM is the first ever jackpot super-store, mix and match your progressive games. Showcased on the stunning new Super A560TM cabinet, this innovative new technology combines extraordinary player entertainment with ultimate operator flexibility, making World of JackpotsTM the future of linked progressives.
World of Jackpots is the first of its kind in the industry, not only offering different game titles, but – more excitingly – offering players many different overall jackpot themes to choose from, bringing jackpot marketing to an entirely new level. This wonderfully dynamic jackpot environment comes to life through the all- new Super A560TM cabinet. Three large LCD screens support game play, progressive levels, and a host of themed graphics. The third screen acts as a jackpot screen display, removing the need for dedicated signage for a particular brand. The additional third screen is not only distinctive looking to the player with its programmable LED lighting and unique shape, but it provides dynamic signage allowing operators a simple, inexpensive and quick way to constantly refresh entire jackpot themes.
Over the next couple of years, slot machines will continue their trend towards products that are more interesting, immersive, and connected. Aristocrat is building upon the success of the portrait-orientation and superior graphic capabilities of our award-winning VERVE hdTM cabinet and Gen7TM platform. We are keenly focused on product packaging and immersive experiences, and we will connect games and players to one another,
inside and outside of casinos, giving players a total experience.
One of our newest games, TarzanTM & Jane Forbidden TempleTM, is the perfect delivery of all things interesting, immersive, and connected. This extension of Aristocrat’s tremendously successful Tarzan brand will be launched in the VERVE hdTM 31.5” cabinet. Players will be entranced by the graphics and almost feel the sounds of the jungle as they work through the game’s many bonus features while sitting in Aristocrat’s new iChair. TarzanTM & Jane Forbidden TempleTM, is yet another example of the many ways that Aristocrat is leveraging technology and connectivity to create the world’s greatest gaming experience, every day.
For International Game Technology, major trends in slot designs focus on delivering new levels of player entertainment that can be seen on pop culture titles and through outstanding gameplay on the Company’s MegaJackpots and Core themes.
Some of IGT’s top performing games are based on pop culture properties and continue to be sought after games on casino floors; from classic player favourites like Wheel of Fortune, to new titles like Elvis The King®. MegaJackpots deliver truly memorable experiences for players through movie clips, energetic music, and innovative bonuses.
Entertaining game play and interactivity continue to define IGT Core products. An example is the award-winning Hot Roll game which features traditional slot play with an interactive Hot Roll feature. During the bonus the player rolls the dice by touching them on the MLD® touch screen monitor and throwing them across the screen. Interactive bonuses like this will continue to allow players to interact with slot games like never before.
At the Canadian Gaming Summit, attendees will see firsthand how interactivity and pop culture creates an unforgettable player experience on the new Elvis The KingTM video slots. Its jukebox inspired design, chart-topping hits, Elvis-inspired game content and bonuses combine to drive performance on the slot floor.
At WMS, we view technology as an enabler that solves a business problem. Even with today’s budget constraints, casino operators want to improve productivity, automate mundane tasks, and improve business agility, while delighting customers and building loyalty with a great slot game experience. To that end, we’ve introduced a new WMS technology platform that creates an entirely new gaming category.
Taking players as close to a thrill ride as possible on a slot machine, the Aladdin & the Magic Quest game introduces Sensory Immersion 2.0 with the WMS motion chair. In this fully immersive experience, which includes 3D graphics, players enjoy cinema-like sound and motion effects programmed to perfectly align with in-game events. The Aladdin & The Magic Quest theme is a virtual-reality thrill ride in the form of a slot machine, powered by the WMS CPU-NXT3® processor, featuring emotive lighting and motion effects programmed to align with in-game events. This game is the first in a series that brings a new dimension of entertainment to the casino floor.
Interblock products are becoming more popular each and every day. What gives our product an edge and boosts the live table market at the same time is the fact that customers do not have to be slowed by waiting for the dealers to be ready for each and every play. In return, the casino operator does not have to pay the labour costs for staff to man the lower limit games. This will keep this type of player happy and allow them to still get to play the game they came to enjoy in the casino.
Interblock feels that the trend of providing games that closely simulate live games but offer improved game play with much less hassle for the players will experience rapid growth in the North American markets. With additional jurisdictions opening up in the US, many operators are now interested in electronic table games, and they like the way it feels. This complete line-up of electronic table games will provide the industry with a new platform and product line unlike any other available. As more games types are released in 2012, the market will realize their great benefits. As the economy begins to recover, operators will be exploring ways to drive new revenue to casino floors while maintaining the previous cost cutting measures put in place over the past few years. For these reasons, the industry will see a continually increase in electronic table game play in 2012.
KONAMI GAMING INC
Patrons are always looking for new and innovative ways to play, and that's what they'll discovere discover as they play Fortune ChaserTM, Konami Gaming, Inc.’s newest progressive game. Fortune ChaserTM is an eight-level linked, community-style exploration progressive showcasing KP3® Twin Play® video titles. The Twin Play® feature doubles the patron’s chances of triggering the progressive feature. The initial Twin Play® video titles available for Fortune ChaserTM are China ShoresTM, Jumpin’ JalapenosTM, Treasure VoyageTM, Full Mood DiamondTM, Fairy BlossomTM and Queen’s ShoresTM. In the base game, select symbols have colored frames. When 3 or more colored frames are displayed in a single spin, Pirate Tokens are awarded. When five Pirate Tokens are collected, a die is rolled to determine how far the patron’s ship will advance. The progressive feature is triggered when a patron’s ship lands on one of four islands. During the progressive game, a player is prompted to select one space on a grid. If a Gold or Silver Jackpot is revealed, the corresponding progressive is awarded. If a jackpot is not awarded, bonus credits will be given. Chances to reveal a Gold or Silver Jackpot increase during each consecutive bonus until one is revealed.