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Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION (TSE: 9766). The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of slot machines and casino management systems for the global gaming market.

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2021 G2E Las Vegas Showcases a Depth of Casino Games and Systems Developments from Konami

Leading games and systems developer shows strong product investment and advancement at biggest industry event of the year


Las Vegas, NV — October 12, 2021

Konami Gaming, Inc. presented a landmark selection of casino slot games and systems technology at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas on October 5 – 7, 2021. Continuing its commitment to advance future product, Konami marked the G2E debut of four additional DIMENSION™ series slots cabinets, based on proven elements of the award-winning DIMENSION 49J™. Fresh slot content from Cash Parade™ to BattleBots® attracted attention by way of novel game mechanics, imaginative features, and expert design. Konami’s award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system stood apart for its newest cashless wagering enhancements, cardless player login options, SYNK31™ Title 31 / Anti-Money Laundering (AML) system, and enhanced Konetic™ employee mobile product which is now supported on iOS in addition to Android devices.        

“Konami’s team of world-class developers continue to deliver winning advancements to the gaming floor, which is clear through our G2E 2021 line-up. Our proven DIMENSION slot hardware has grown from one machine to five unique form factors, backed by promising original series. SYNKROS is showing leading momentum in areas including cardless, cashless, Title 31 / AML compliance, and more. And Konami has historical horse racing games at G2E for the first time,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc.

Thousands of casino executives and professionals at the Las Vegas show encountered the G2E premiere of DIMENSION TOP Box™, DIMENSION 75C™, DIMENSION 49™, and DIMENSION 27™. Along with DIMENSION 49J, each previewed winning Konami slot content such as Bull Blitz™, All Aboard Gold Express™, Cai Lai 8 Fang™, Panda Power™, and more.

“With the success of DIMENSION 49—ranked the industry’s highest performing portrait core cabinet—Konami is excited to support the market with expanding core series including everything from proven brand extensions to novel jackpot events,” said Jingoli. “On the premium side, Konami is building on the success of All Aboard with a high-denom All Aboard Gold Express, as well as the debut of Bull Blitz—another proven, player-favorite title from Konami Australia.”

Konami’s Cash Parade™ premium linked progressive was also among the show’s must-see slots, premiering on Konami’s brand-new DIMENSION TOP Box™. With a 5-reel game on the lower 27-inch display and a festive parade of lights blanketing the upper 49-inch portrait displays, Cash Parade merges a familiar spin-by-spin chase with spectacular top-screen bonuses animated across all connected machines. The series is designed with a mix of symbol-driven bonus adventures, all contingent on collecting a star in the 5th reel.

“DIMENSION TOP Box opens up new ways to deliver Konami premium content, which Cash Parade demonstrated at G2E 2021 in an unforgettable wall bank with LED animated design displays,” said Jingoli. “Our designers have invested a great deal of ingenuity and attention in Cash Parade, and we see the same in dozens of other series launching across the award-winning DIMENSION cabinet line. Konami is excited for the ongoing options and performance DIMENSION offers, and we’re committed to delivering on it daily.”

A mix of fresh casino systems technology also landed at G2E 2021, by way of SYNKROS. Konami’s award-winning casino management system premiered a number of new advancements including cashless wagering and TITO support at table games; cardless login by player phone number, QR code, and/or Near Field Communication (NFC); and new Konetic™ employee mobile features such as Jackpot processing.

“In addition to offering leading tools and feature options to our customers, SYNKROS delivers these and other enhancements through an ultra-reliable, non-forking code base system. SYNKROS properties, and their players, can access the latest cardless, cashless, and contactless conveniences, all powered by a system with 99.99% availability,” said Jingoli.

For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.

Konami Awarded First Place for Best Slot Product in 20th Annual Gaming & Technology Awards

DIMENSION slot cabinet wins gold medal in gaming industry technology awards

Las Vegas, NV — October 6, 2021

Konami Gaming, Inc. received first place for Best Slot Product in the 20th Annual Global Gaming Business (GGB) Gaming & Technology Awards. The company’s DIMENSION 49J™ video slot cabinet was selected as the game which best exemplifies a step forward in industry technology. Launched last year as the first in an entirely new line of Konami cabinets, DIMENSION 49J demonstrated rapid success with its debut series All Aboard™, ranking Top 25 Grossing Parent Games – Premium Leased & WAP for ten consecutive months by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC and Fantini Research. In that time, the proven original cabinet has expanded to five unique DIMENSION form factors, to include DIMENSION 75C™, DIMENSION TOP Box™, DIMENSION 27™, and DIMENSION 49™, ranked the industry’s #1 top performing portrait cabinet (1).

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“The growth, performance, and player popularity seen from DIMENSION is a demonstration of Konami’s promise to relentlessly deliver best-in-class products,” said Steve Sutherland, president & chief executive officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “From here in Las Vegas, to Australia, to Japan, Konami’s in-house development teams are working around the clock to bring casino players and properties the most rewarding technology and entertainment possible.”

All slot cabinets in Konami’s award-winning DIMENSION series feature a sheen silver finish, generous slant top, dual spin buttons, dual cup holders, sloped footrest, and wired and wireless phone charging. DIMENSION 49J is joined in the premium cabinet category by both the large-format, 75-inch curved screen DIMENSION 75C and the eye-catching upper portrait screen DIMENSION TOP Box. With debut series Fortune Mint™, the DIMENSION 49 portrait core cabinet has quickly risen to the top of industry performance charts, and shares the for-sale product category with Konami’s DIMENSION 27 stacked screen machine, backed by a library of 30+ available games.

“DIMENSION 49J is the start for a long line of creative game cabinets and content,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer. “We want to see DIMENSION slots in every casino property we serve. It has both the content depth and hardware dependability.”

Bull Blitz™, Lucky Envelope™, and BattleBots® are among the newest slot series featured on DIMENSION 49J during the 2021 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) held this week in Las Vegas. Similar to Konami’s popular All Aboard, Bull Blitz is arriving to G2E Las Vegas following demonstrated success in the Australian market. Lucky Envelope is an original linked progressive inspired by the gift giving tradition common in Chinese culture. The world’s first BattleBots slots are a premium licensed series available exclusively through Konami, based on the popular robot combat sport and reality TV show broadcast in more than 150 countries.

For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.

(1) EILERS-FANTINI Central Game Performance Database – Data Through April ‘21, May ‘21, June ‘21, and July ‘21

Konami Gaming & Sightline Payments Form Cashless Gaming Partnership

Companies Help Power World’s Most Technologically Advanced Casino at Resorts World Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – (October 1, 2021) Sightline Payments and Konami Gaming, Inc. today announced a partnership to deliver cashless gaming solutions through Sightline’s Play+ digital payments technology and Konami’s SYNKROS® casino management system. This partnership is helping to power what is being billed as the world’s most technologically advanced casino experience at Resorts World Las Vegas, where patrons can pay for gaming and nongaming activities onsite without using cash.

Sightline and Konami’s complementary technologies enable Resorts World Las Vegas guests to have a seamless digital payments experience through the Resorts World Las Vegas mobile app that JOINGO by Sightline designed. Konami’s SYNKROS enables players to utilize a digital login at slots and table games, and utilize their cashless wallet that they can fund through Sightline’s Play+ solution.

“Our industry must modernize its payments infrastructure to keep up with consumer preferences, and this partnership offers patrons the same seamless digital payments convenience they enjoy across most retail and hospitality verticals,” said Sightline Co-CEO Joe Pappano. “The ecosystem that we are bringing to life at Resorts World Las Vegas with Konami and our other partners there is showcasing a level of collaboration the industry has not seen before and will serve as a hallmark for other operators adopting cashless technology.”

“SYNKROS continually powers leading-edge convenience and integration to guest touchpoints throughout the resort, and all of it is taken to a new level in partnership with Sightline,” said Tom Jingoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Through the success of this launch, guests can enjoy the complete benefit of quick, seamless rewards and cashless wagering.”

Both Sightline and Konami will be exhibiting at Global Gaming Expo 2021 in Las Vegas from October 4-7. To learn more about this partnership, stop by Sightline’s booth 4353 and Konami’s booth 1256.

Konami Gaming’s Lauren Bates is Honored in the 2021 Patricia Becker Pay It Forward Awards

Longtime industry leader recognized for contributions to the advancement of women in gaming


Las Vegas, NV — September 30, 2021

Konami Gaming, Inc. formally congratulates Vice President of West Game Sales Lauren Bates as one of Global Gaming Women’s 2021 Patricia Becker Pay It Forward Award recipients. She was selected for her commitment to the development and advancement of women, the Global Gaming Women organization, and the community. A 15-year Konami veteran, Lauren Bates leads the company’s games product sales strategy in markets across the western United States and part of the Rocky Mountain region. She is on the Board of Directors for Global Gaming Women and is currently serving as the organization’s Vice President and Mentorship Committee Co-Chair.

“In addition to her demonstrated leadership and professional success, Lauren Bates actively works toward the professional growth and development of women in the gaming space,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Her dedication to Global Gaming Women helps bring networking and education opportunities to current and future gaming leaders in regulated markets around the world.”

For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.

Konami Gaming’s Lauren Bates is Recognized in the “Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40”

Rising industry executive named as next generation leader in gaming


Las Vegas, NV — September 24, 2021

Konami Gaming, Inc. officially congratulates Vice President of West Game Sales Lauren Bates as one of this year’s “Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40”. She has been recognized by Global Gaming Business magazine and The Innovation Group (TIG) as one of the most significantly impactful gaming industry professionals under the age of 40. Lauren Bates’ 15-year career at Konami Gaming has evidenced an unmistakable expertise in forging meaningful business partnerships in some of the world’s most competitive casino markets. In addition to her senior leadership position at Konami, Bates is on the Board of Directors for Global Gaming Women and is currently serving as the organization’s Vice President and Mentorship Committee Co-Chair.

“The leadership demonstrated by Lauren Bates is characterized by committed partnership, genuine mentorship, and skilled ambition,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Her contributions have been an instrumental factor in Konami’s growth success, and her positive influence continues expanding out to the broader industry through work with casino operators, strategic partners, and charitable organizations such as Global Gaming Women.”      

Lauren Bates joined Konami in 2006 and quickly excelled, building strong partnerships and collaborative solutions with some of America’s largest casino resort destinations. She was promoted from National Account Manager to Director of Regional Sales West in 2019, before being named Vice President of West Game Sales in 2020. Lauren Bates will be honored during the 2021 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Las Vegas this month and profiled in an upcoming edition of Global Gaming Business.

For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.

Konami Gaming Launches Winning Casino Entertainment and Technology at G2E Las Vegas

Leading casino games and systems provider expands upon proven entertainment


Las Vegas, NV — September 15, 2021

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced a competitive lineup of premium slot entertainment, core game releases, and casino systems technology premiering at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas on October 5 – 7, 2021. From fresh DIMENSION cabinet formats to new SYNKROS® features, Konami is focused on adding greater value to proven successful innovations, to drive reliable gains within the industry. Gaming executives and professionals at this year’s event can see award-winning SYNKROS features such as SYNK31™ Title 31 / Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and technology such as cashless wagering and TITO support at games; cardless login by player phone number, QR code, and/or Near Field Communication (NFC); new Konetic™ employee mobile features such as Jackpot processing, and more. And building upon the success if its award-winning DIMENSION slot cabinet series, Konami is marking the G2E debut of its top popular DIMENSION 49™ portrait cabinet, DIMENSION 27™ stacked screen cabinet, and additional, never-before-seen premium machines.

“Konami is delivering winning developments to the casino floor in the immediate months and years ahead, in an effort to achieve meaningful gains for operators and continuous advancement for our industry as a whole,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “From expanded SYNKROS contactless technology to new DIMENSION premium formats, Konami is adding even greater value to what is proven successful in the space.”

New DIMENSION cabinets are arriving at G2E Las Vegas for the first time—all of which include the same sheen silver finish, relaxed slant top, dual spin buttons, dual cupholders, and wired and wireless phone chargers featured in the original award-winning DIMENSION 49J™. Ranked the industry’s highest indexing portrait cabinet for four consecutive months, DIMENSION 49 is a for-sale, flat-screen version of the J-curve machine and it is featured at G2E 2021 with new brand extensions on Konami’s popular series like Treasure Ball™.  Konami’s new DIMENSION 27 with three, stacked 27-inch screens is also making its G2E premiere with original linked series such as Panda Power™.  Additionally, Konami is unveiling a new premium cabinet format, with its own unique content library.

“Our expanded line of DIMENSION cabinets has helped launch some of the industry’s most popular new slots,” said Jingoli. “With series such as Treasure Ball Duo Luck, Panda Power, Celestial Riches Eclipse, Bull Blitz, and more soon to be added, we’ve only just begun exploring the DIMENSION line’s potential.”   

Similar to Konami’s popular All Aboard™, Bull Blitz™ is arriving to G2E Las Vegas following demonstrated success in the Australian market. The slot series is featured on DIMENSION 49J during G2E 2021, along with Lucky Envelope™—an entirely new premium linked progressive inspired by the gift giving tradition common in Chinese culture. In addition, a new premium licensed series premieres at Konami’s 2021 exhibit with the G2E debut of BattleBots slots, based on the popular robot combat sport and reality TV show broadcast in over 150 countries. The world’s first BattleBots themed slots are displayed throughout the show on DIMENSION 49J with custom sign display options.   

“Last G2E, DIMENSION 49J was voted one of the industry’s most anticipated new cabinets. The machine has clearly delivered on the excitement with hit games like All Aboard and Ocean Spin, and now we’re taking it even further with BattleBots, Bull Blitz, Lucky Envelope, and more,” said Jingoli.

Konami’s SYNKROS casino management system team is hosting live demonstrations throughout the G2E 2021 event, showing new tools, features, and product features aimed at cashless, cardless, player convenience, and other improvements to the overall player experience. New and current SYNKROS customers have access to a wave of releases like new table games cashless wagering, login by phone number, built-in VIP host, multi-site exclusion management, and more. They can also tap through Konami’s newest mobile technology for its Konetic employee mobile app.

“For years, Konami’s SYNKROS cashless technology has proven success in locations around the globe, and it continues to grow and advance in some of the world’s most competitive gaming markets,” said Jingoli. “That combined with an array of other operator-configurable player conveniences are empowering SYNKROS customers to exceed expectations in truly exciting ways.”

Attendees are encouraged to visit booth #1256 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center on October 5 - 7, 2021 to explore these and more Konami releases. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.

World’s First BattleBots Slot Machine Lands in Las Vegas for the 2021 World Championship

Next gen robots rumble and roll in a never-before-seen casino slot series

Las Vegas, NV — September 1, 2021

BattleBots, the world’s premier robot combat competition, announced the first official BattleBots casino slot games. Developed by Konami Gaming, Inc., a global leader in casino gaming, the industry’s first BattleBots slot machine is now previewing to the public at Caesars Entertainment Studios during the new season taping and 2021 World Championship. This never-before-seen slot game includes some of BattleBots’ most iconic robot competitors like Tombstone, Witch Doctor, HyperShock, and more. BattleBots slots take players on a combat to cash as robots strike, swing, shove, slice, and smash with each spin, toward the win! 

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“For more than two decades, BattleBots fans have taken part in the competition’s most exciting moments. Now BattleBots slots are taking robot fighting time to the casino floor, as another way to join in iconic scenes and machines from the show—with a cash chance,” said Edward Roski (Trey), BattleBots creator and CEO. “Teams and audiences here at the 2021 World Championship event have been truly wowed by the slot game’s unique creativity and massive presence. We’re thrilled to work with Konami to bring BattleBots to the gaming arena.”

“When people across the world watch BattleBots, it gives a sense of excitement, competition, curiosity, and wit unlike any other competition. There is no combat sport quite like BattleBots. And there’s no casino slot quite like BattleBots,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “We put the BattleBox into a casino slot—where the battle is a bonus and the Giant Nut is a Grand Jackpot.”

The new BattleBots slot series is displayed at the live taping of BattleBots Season 6, at Caesars Entertainment Studios in Las Vegas through September 4, 2021. Tickets are available to the public ($40-$200) and can be purchased by visiting the BattleBots ticketing page. The new BattleBots linked progressive jackpot game is shown on Konami’s newest game machine hardware DIMENSION 75C™, with 75-inch curved screen in 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD). Konami will also be making the series available on its award-winning DIMENSION 49J™ machine, with 49-inch “J-curve” display in 4K UHD. The slot game’s general release is scheduled for next year.

For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.

About BattleBots
BattleBots is the most popular robotic combat sport in the world, now seen in over 150 countries. The famous reality TV show and live event feature custom built, remote-controlled robots, designed and operated by competitors to fight in an area combat elimination tournament. Created by Ed Roski and Greg Munson, BattleBots is produced by BattleBots, Inc. and Whalerock Industries. Executive producers are Chris Cowan, Edward Roski (Trey), Greg Munson, Tom Gutteridge, Aaron Catling, and Evan Gatica. For more information about BattleBots, please visit battlebots.com.

About Konami Gaming, Inc.
Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION (TSE: 9766). The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of slot machines and casino management systems for the global gaming market. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc. or the SYNKROS® gaming enterprise management system, please visit www.konamigaming.com.

Konami’s DIMENSION 49 Slot Machine Holds as No. 1 Top Indexing Cabinet – Portrait

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Konami Gaming, Inc.’s DIMENSION 49™ video slot cabinet has ranked the industry’s number one Top Indexing Cabinet – Portrait for three consecutive months, according to Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC and Fantini Research(1). DIMENSION 49 is a core cabinet with a 49-inch flat portrait display in 4K Ultra-high definition (UHD) and 27-inch video topper. Part of the DIMENSION series, it features the same standard base design as Konami’s award-winning DIMENSION 49J™ premium cabinet. DIMENSION 49’s popular debut game series Fortune Mint™ has appeared in the EILERS-FANTINI Central Game Performance Database as well, including as the industry’s fifth highest indexing game in the core (low denom, video reel) category(2).

“From the latest top-performing linked series to proven standalone games, DIMENSION 49 is equipped with a highly competitive and exciting content library”

Like all slot machines in Konami’s DIMENSION series, DIMENSION 49 has a sheen silver finish, generous slant top, dual spin buttons, USB charging port, and wireless charging pad. Its towering portrait display showcases a large mix of original new series, including Fortune Mint, Guardians, Triple Sparkle, Myth of the Pyramids™, Boosted Great Stacks, Jackpot Orbs, and much more. Custom end caps, pod fillers, infills, and animated LED overhead signs are also available to accommodate a broad variety of floor configurations.

“From the latest top-performing linked series to proven standalone games, DIMENSION 49 is equipped with a highly competitive and exciting content library,” said Jingoli. “Based on all the success seen to date, we aim to expand DIMENSION 49 and Fortune Mint to as many locations as possible.”

Those interested in learning more are encouraged to contact their Konami representative for the latest information.

For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.

1 EILERS-FANTINI Central Game Performance Database – Data Through June ‘21.
2 EILERS-FANTINI Central Game Performance Database – Data Through June ‘21.

Casino Queen Holding Selects Konami’s SYNKROS Casino Management System for DraftKings at Casino Queen and Casino Queen Marquette

Mississippi River casinos lead with the latest systems technology from SYNKROS

Las Vegas, NV — July 27, 2021

Casino Queen Holding, Inc. and Konami Gaming, Inc. will soon introduce SYNKROS® to power casino systems technology at DraftKings at Casino Queen in St. Louis and Casino Queen Marquette in Marquette, Iowa. Both casino destinations will launch Konami’s latest award-winning systems innovations, including SYNK31™—the all-in-one Title 31 / Anti-Money Laundering (AML) solution starting in early fall.

With personalized casino rewards, random floor-wide jackpot events, digital drawings, and system-delivered slot tournaments, guests will soon enjoy an array of exciting loyalty experiences and the full convenience of cashless wagering when gaming at their favorite Casino Queen location with SYNKROS.

“Convenience and technology are core components in our mission to deliver an unmatched gaming and entertainment experience in the region,” said Terry Downey, President and CEO of Casino Queen Holding, Inc. “SYNKROS provides the robust, core infrastructure to power that mission for the next generation of gaming.”

Casino Queen has selected a suite of technology with the potential to deploy secure, cashless gaming across any of the 1,450+ slot games and 28 table games at the company’s two casinos, which are located along the banks of the Mississippi River. Powered by SYNKROS’ Money Klip™, this cashless wagering technology allows quests to fund their account at the cage, the slot machine, or by a prepaid account, for safe and seamless wagering through their Royalty Rewards card. Additionally, all loyalty activity helps open a mix of exciting rewards, offers, bonus events, and tournament opportunities, personalized according to entertainment preference and spend.

“In alignment with our East St. Louis expansion, including our state-of-the-art sportsbook, fresh dining options, and diverse gaming floor; we’re excited to add the industry’s top systems technology across our Casino Queen locations,” said Downey.

“Casino Queen is expanding the reach and potential of its portfolio in exciting ways to create a differentiated experience,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Konami is thrilled to partner with Casino Queen at this time and support its locations with the very latest SYNKROS systems releases available.”

Those interested in learning more about SYNKROS’ award-winning product suite are encouraged to visit www.konamigaming.com.

Konami Gaming and Bet.Works Launch Advanced Casino Loyalty Conveniences to Omni-Channel Sports Betting

Systems technology collaboration interlaces player sports betting activity with core casino management system for seamless, real-time patron interaction


Las Vegas, NV — May 17, 2021

Konami Gaming, Inc. and Bet.Works, a leading U.S.-based sports betting platform provider being acquired by Bally’s Corporation, announced a joint integration to introduce advanced casino loyalty conveniences to the player sports betting experience. Tightly-engineered interfaces between Bet.Works and Konami’s award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system provide land-based casinos the ability to easily validate age eligibility, automatically enroll online and mobile sign-ups into a loyalty program, and seamlessly award casino loyalty points for all wagers, whether placed online, via mobile device, at point-of-sale (POS), or at a kiosk. Elite Casino Resorts has successfully launched these leading conveniences across its ELITE Sportsbook™ and three Iowa gaming resort destinations: Riverside Casino & Golf Resort®, Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort®, and Rhythm City Casino Resort®.

“At its core, SYNKROS is designed to empower casinos to grow and leverage the latest top technology available, through its robust, dependable, and scalable architecture,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “When we can work together to create more convenience for the player, more growth opportunities for the operator, and more technology advancements for the industry, then everyone benefits.”

“The result of this joint integration is truly a turn-key solution for casinos to extend their loyalty experience in and throughout the sports betting module,” said Bet.Works SVP of Business Development Marc Brody. “The supportive networks between SYNKROS and Bet.Works make an array of interactions more seamless and automated for players and operators.”

As a designated reseller, Konami offers these services to SYNKROS properties looking to add sportsbook to their gaming portfolio. The solutions engineered between Konami and Bet.Works are successfully demonstrated in the field at Iowa locations operated by Elite Casino Resorts. The locally owned, Iowa-based company has been a SYNKROS customer for more than 15 years.   

“As a multi-site, multi-channel operator, we believe a consistent and convenient loyalty experience is especially important. The interface between Konami and Bet.Works allows us to achieve this aspect while expanding our entertainment offering,” said Karlyn Ollendick, chief operating officer at Elite Casino Resorts. “Player response and adoption has exceeded expectations, and we’re anticipating continued growth as SYNKROS and Bet.Works continue to work together to drive engagement and rewards through ELITE Sportsbook.”

Those interested in learning more about SYNKROS’ award-winning product suite are encouraged to visit www.konamigaming.com.

Ocean Spin™ Slot Series Shows Groundswell Launch Success

Popular linked jackpot series by Konami Gaming offers a sea of wheel spin opportunities for players


Las Vegas, NV — May 5, 2021

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced the launch of its Ocean Spin video slot series for availability in North America, following high rates of ongoing performance across debut locations. The premium linked progressive game is featured on Konami’s award-winning DIMENSION 49J™ machine, which has seen widespread success since premiering last year with Konami’s popular All Aboard™ game.  Indexing as high as 5x house average, Ocean Spin’s starting performance has achieved even greater levels than All Aboard’s starting performance. Konami’s Ocean Spin is the industry’s No. 1 top performing New Premium Video Title, according to ReelMetric’s April 2021 ReelHot Index.

“Ocean Spin has shown an exceptionally strong arrival for initial casino sites in the U.S.,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “The game’s eye-catching wheel spin bonus, transportive play environment, and outstanding presentation on the casino floor, all come together for a winning slot entertainment spotlight.”

Konami’s Ocean Spin is the second premium series released on its DIMENSION 49J cabinet, which features a 49-inch, J-curve display in 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD). At the top of each game screen, animated bubbles float seamlessly across every connected machine, filled with potential bonus opportunities. During the game’s signature Ocean Spin Feature, the player is invited to spin the animated bonus prize bubbles by swiping across the large touchscreen display. Prize bubbles whiz across the entire bank or pod, until the spinner lands on a credit award, free games, or instant progressive jackpot with full-screen celebration.

“This premium linked series offers a wide mix of bonus experiences for players, including unique symbol-driven events for each of the compatible base games: Kingdom’s Treasures and Pirate’s Riches,” said Jingoli. “Konami is thrilled by the strong performance results and player response achieved with DIMENSION 49J, and we look forward to continued growth for this proven cabinet format.”

Ocean Spin is available now, with a variety of bank and pod configuration options. Those interested in learning more are encouraged to contact their Konami representative for the latest information.

For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.

Konami Gaming and Ainsworth Game Technology Partner to Launch Historical Horse Racing Machines for Churchill Downs Incorporated

Las Vegas, NV — April 21, 2021 Ainsworth Game Technology (ASX:AGI) (“Ainsworth”) has partnered with Konami Gaming, Inc. to launch historical horse racing machines (“HRMs”) for Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”).

Konami’s newly-engineered historical horse racing machines will operate on Ainsworth’s proprietary Historical Horse Racing System. Konami’s HRMs include a suite of popular game titles and cabinet platforms.

The machines will be deployed at CDI’s HRM facilities in Kentucky, including Derby City Gaming, Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel, and Newport Racing & Gaming. Players can experience a variety of Konami game play entertainment, with the potential for free games, progressive jackpots, bonus awards, and other exciting prizes.

“We have maintained strong and mutually beneficial relations with CDI since Ainsworth developed the systems and led the opening of Derby City Gaming with nearly 1,000 games about two years ago,” said Ainsworth Chief Commercial Officer Deron Hunsberger. “The addition of Konami content and platforms to our system will provide an even stronger product mix at the CDI properties.”

“This launch offers CDI guests even more opportunities to discover new game titles and enjoy a unique experience on the floor,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “We are excited to work together to create more gaming possibilities for players and properties in the HRM space.”

For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.gaming.konami.com.

Churchill Downs Incorporated Selects Konami Gaming’s Historical Horse Racing Machines for Launch Across Kentucky

Industry-leading racing, online wagering, and gaming entertainment company signs-on to top Konami HRM innovations


Louisville, KY — March 23, 2021

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced an agreement to purchase a strong line-up of the latest historical racing machines (“HRMs”) by Konami Gaming, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of gaming technology. HRMs are approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and utilize the results of previously run live horse races to generate player outcomes. Stunning venues such as Derby City Gaming and Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel will feature Konami’s historical horse racing machines—characterized by top-performing content and award-winning cabinets. CDI guests will be among the first to experience Konami’s newest HRM offering.

“As a company that is driven to create memorable gaming experiences for guests, CDI is proud to expand its HRM selection to include the latest games by Konami,” said Austin Miller, senior vice president of gaming operations for CDI. “Konami’s recognizable game series and winning machine formats give us hundreds of game themes from which our guests can choose.”

Players will have the opportunity to enjoy popular game play events such as free games, jackpots, wheel spins, and symbol collection features with favorite Konami Gaming characters, scenes, and symbols. Among the top games are China Shores Great Stacks™, Mayan Chief Great Stacks™, Star Watch Magma™, Star Watch Fire™, and more. These will be delivered on Konami cabinets like the curved Concerto Crescent™, award-winning KX 43™, and newest DIMENSION 49™.

“CDI operates at the highest level of commitment to gaming entertainment quality, diversity, and innovation, which Konami is thrilled to support through this shared agreement,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “We look forward to reaching CDI’s valued guests with player-favorite Konami games and machines.” 

For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.gaming.konami.com

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated is an industry-leading racing, online wagering and gaming entertainment company anchored by our iconic flagship event, the Kentucky Derby. We own and operate three pari-mutuel gaming entertainment venues with approximately 3,050 historical racing machines in Kentucky. We also own and operate TwinSpires, one of the largest and most profitable online wagering platforms for horse racing, sports and iGaming in the U.S. and we have seven retail sportsbooks. We are also a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming in eight states with approximately 11,000 slot machines and video lottery terminals and 200 table games. Additional information about CDI can be found online at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.

Media Contact:

Tonya Abeln

Vice President, Corporate Communications

502.636.4506

tonya.abeln@kyderby.com

 

About Konami Gaming, Inc.

Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION (TSE: 9766). The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of slot machines and casino management systems for the global gaming market. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc. or the SYNKROS gaming enterprise management system, please visit www.konamigaming.com

Media Contact:

Tashina Wortham

Marketing Communications Manager

702.419.6025

wortham0609@konamigaming.com

Jamul Casino® Partners with Marker Trax to Launch Cashless Wagering Technology to their Casino Floor

Las Vegas, NV – March 23, 2021

At the forefront of the cashless casino technology movement, Jamul Casino becomes one of the first California properties to introduce cashless casino slot markers to their casino floor in partnership with Marker Trax.

Marker Trax will run through the Konami SYNKROS® casino management system and will launch at Jamul Casino in Spring 2021.  Jamul Casino slot and video poker players will conveniently apply, get approved and access their advances electronically in under five minutes through the Marker Trax patented enrollment process.

“Cashless is the future of gaming, and we are excited to introduce this cutting-edge technology to our valued guests”, states Mary Cheeks, President and General Manager at Jamul Casino. “This new benefit of our Sweetwater Rewards players club program delivers on Jamul Casino’s promise of offering guests and team members best in class technologies to enable elevated experiences. Accessing funds in a convenient and safe manner will be well received by our guests”.

With Marker Trax, players will be able to sign up online, or onsite through an app, where they will have access to their account balance and billing information. Upon arrival at the casino, guests can immediately access the funds available on their Jamul Casino Marker Trax account from any slot or video poker machine.   

“We are excited to partner with Jamul Casino to introduce cashless advances to their casino floor,” said Charlie Skinner, Chief Operating Officer of Marker Trax. “The technology is unmatched, and we look forward to a successful launch working with the team at Jamul.”

“From sign-up to cash-out, guests at Jamul Casino can enjoy the best in cashless convenience, delivered through proven technology,” said Tom Jingoli, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “SYNKROS’ time-tested cashless solutions in combination with Marker Trax’s leading-edge digital offering make for a highly dependable, hassle-free experience.”

Marker Trax interfaces with Konami Gaming, Inc.’s award-winning SYNKROS casino management system, and seamlessly issues, records, manages and tracks players’ cashless advances. Account balances will be adjusted automatically to issue a cash-out ticket for winnings.

Signing up for Marker Trax is free and gives the player the ability to play on a cashless advance from the casino. Founded in 2018 by gaming veteran Gary Ellis, Marker Trax is the first of its kind to offer regulatory-compliant casino marker technology that takes the risk out of issuing advances. More information about Marker Trax can be found on the company’s website at markertrax.com.

Prior to signing up for Marker Trax, guests must enroll in Jamul Casino’s Sweetwater Rewards loyalty program.

All Aboard and DIMENSION 49J Capture Triple Nominations in Eilers & Krejcik Gaming’s 2021 Slot Awards

Konami Gaming’s top casino slot entertainment is recognized in annual awards


Las Vegas, NV — March 11, 2021

Konami Gaming, Inc.’s premium DIMENSION 49J video slot cabinet, along with its debut game series All Aboard, have been nominated in three separate categories in the Annual EKG Slot Awards by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming. DIMENSION 49J™ has been nominated for Top Performing NEW Cabinet, while All Aboard™ has been nominated for Top Performing NEW Premium Game and Top Performing Proprietary Branded Game. Following demonstrated success in Australian markets, All Aboard made its North American premiere last year as the debut game series for Konami’s DIMENSION 49J video slot cabinet, cabinet, with 49-inch, J-curve display in 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD). All Aboard and DIMENSION 49J are honored as official nominees in the 3rd Annual EKG Slot Awards, in addition to Konami’s Fortune Cup® multi-station mechanical horse racing game and Diamond Trails™ linked progressive series.

“It has been incredibly rewarding to see the performance success and player popularity brought on by All Aboard and DIMENSION 49J for our casino customers,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “The game now reaches players at over 100 casino destinations in North America, not to mention overseas and online. The response has been phenomenal, and continues to grow.”

Konami’s train-themed All Aboard series has been voted among the industry’s most anticipated premium leased games by operators in Eilers – Fantini Slot Survey1, backed by consistent rankings in the Top 25 Indexing New Games – Premium Leased2 - 5. The game remains in high demand, bringing Konami’s award-winning DIMENSION 49J to increasing players, properties, and markets around the globe. Winners of the 2021 EKG Slot Awards will be announced later this month.

For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.

1 EILERS-FANTINI Slot Survey – 4Q20.
2 EILERS-FANTINI Central Game Performance Database – Data Through October ’20.
3 EILERS-FANTINI Central Game Performance Database – Data Through November ’20.
4 EILERS-FANTINI Central Game Performance Database – Data Through December ’20.
5 EILERS-FANTINI Central Game Performance Database – Data Through January ’21.  

About Konami Gaming, Inc.

Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION (TSE: 9766). The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of slot machines and casino management systems for the global gaming market. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc. or the SYNKROS gaming enterprise management system, please visit www.konamigaming.com

Media Contact:

Tashina Wortham

Marketing Communications Manager

702.419.6025

wortham0609@konamigaming.com

Golden Entertainment, Inc. and Marker Trax™ to Unveil ‘Quick Play,’ Bringing Convenience of Cashless Advances to Company’s Las Vegas Casinos

Golden Entertainment, Inc. and Marker Trax™ will introduce “Quick Play” to Golden Entertainment’s casinos and taverns, bringing the convenience of cashless advances to players through the innovative technology of Marker Trax.

Quick Play will debut at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, located at 740 S. Decatur Blvd., and will roll out at Golden Entertainment’s other casinos and taverns soon thereafter. Players will be able to use Quick Play and easily access advances electronically. Quick Play is powered by Marker Trax technology which interfaces with Konami Gaming, Inc.’s award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system to seamlessly issue, record, manage, and track players’ cashless advances and electronic balances.

“Marker Trax and Konami have created pioneering technology that are bringing our exclusive Quick Play program to market,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Golden Entertainment, Inc., Steve Arcana. “Quick Play will improve the player experience by allowing our casinos and taverns to issue cashless advances quickly and conveniently.”

Guests will be able to sign up for Quick Play either online or through an app and access their advance balance from the comfort of any gaming device at Golden’s properties. The advance will then be available as players play different machines through Golden Entertainment’s loyalty program, True Rewards.

“We are thrilled to partner with Golden Entertainment, leaders in the gaming industry, to introduce the Quick Play system utilizing the Marker Trax technology,” said Charlie Skinner, chief operating officer at Marker Trax. “This customized platform was developed to support the Company’s mission to enhance the player experience.”

“Golden Entertainment has long prioritized guest experience and convenience, which is clearly seen here through its leadership with Quick Play’s launch,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “The organization is leveraging top cashless technology available through Marker Trax and SYNKROS, to ultimately benefit players across its portfolio.”

Quick Play is only one of the many new benefits of True Rewards. Free to join for anyone 21 years of age and older, True Rewards provides insider access to earn and redeem points at 140+ locations that offer world-class experiences at a premium value. Current members can sign up for Quick Play using their True Rewards account and new members can sign up at any Golden Entertainment casino or PT’s Tavern.

Cher-Ae Heights Casino Celebrates Successful Launch of Konami’s SYNKROS Casino Management System

Cher-Ae Heights Casino and Konami Gaming, Inc. announced the completed launch of SYNKROS® at the seaside gaming destination in Trinidad, CA. Konami’s award-winning casino management system brings a strong mix of marketing solutions to engage guests at Cher-Ae Heights Casino — including floor-wide bonusing events, random drawings, personalized rewards, offers, and more.

From Cher-Ae Heights’ 800-seat bingo hall to its 50,000 square foot gaming floor filled with more than 300 slots, guests can earn, discover, redeem, and enjoy a casino loyalty experience catered to their preferences and spend.


“This is an exciting time for us and our valued guests, as we introduce a robust new mix of systemdelivered promotions to make each visit memorable,” said Ryan Sundberg, general manager at CherAe Heights Casino. “SYNKROS provides a long-term, comprehensive casino systems solution with U.S.-based support, so our casino continues to operate at the highest level of efficiency and achievement for years to come.”


With SYNKROS, Cher-Ae Heights Casino enjoys access to hundreds of promotional capabilities and options to tailor campaigns to diverse player segments, with tools including Advanced Incentives, random giveaways—or hot seats—, drawing tickets, SuperSeries™ system-delivered bonusing, and more.


“Cher-Ae Heights Casino offers a great mix of entertainment options to guests. It’s a privilege to work with their team to highlight the casino’s fantastic offering even further, by tapping into the latest systems tools and technology,” said Jay Bertsch, senior vice president & chief commercial officer at Konami Gaming, Inc.


Those interested in learning more about SYNKROS’ award-winning product suite are encouraged to visit www.konamigaming.com.

Grand Sierra Resort and SAHARA Las Vegas Select Konami’s SYNKROS as their Exclusive Casino Management Systems Provider

Konami Gaming to power casino systems technology at Meruelo Entities

Las Vegas, NV — September 22, 2020

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced that its award-winning SYNKROS® has been named the exclusive casino management system of the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Reno and SAHARA Las Vegas. Players will enjoy connected, single card rewards across locations. Grand Sierra Resort is the largest casino resort in Northern Nevada, with more than 1,300 slot games, 50 table games, and nearly 2,000 guest rooms. SAHARA Las Vegas is set to become the first Las Vegas Strip resort to go live with SYNKROS and Konami’s Konetic Employee App™— driving catered rewards and convenience to guests across its 60,000 square foot gaming floor, five-star dining options and three hotel towers.

“SYNKROS was selected to power Grand Sierra Resort and SAHARA Las Vegas due to Konami’s reputation for high system reliability, demonstrated desire for partnership, and clear commitment to helping our business succeed,” said Christopher Abraham, senior vice president of marketing at Meruelo Gaming. “Working with Konami, our world-class gaming resorts have the assurance of a technology partner that truly understands our business and how each casino operates uniquely therein. Those details make a difference to us and our players.”

With the upcoming SYNKROS launch, Grand Sierra Resort and SAHARA Las Vegas will utilize the same card system for the first time—granting seamless loyalty rewards for members across both destinations. Team members are also slated to benefit from the launch of SYNKROS’ Konetic Employee App, with a slot dispatch module that empowers casino floor personnel to receive, manage, and respond to service calls through a secure mobile app. This technology and more are founded upon SYNKROS’ unprecedented 99.99% system uptime and highly reliable system architecture, for long-term performance and scalability.

“We believe SYNKROS is the very best solution available. Konami’s commitment to investing the time and attention to this business made our choice easy,” said Abraham. “The resorts are excited to move forward with this great new system and partnership.”

“Grand Sierra Resort and SAHARA Las Vegas are iconic Nevada resort destinations that we’re thrilled to work alongside in driving new technology to the space, as is the case with the upcoming Konetic mobile launch,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Both resorts have an energy, enthusiasm, and earned popular regard that Konami is proud to share in supporting.”

Those interested in learning more about SYNKROS’ award-winning product suite are encouraged to visit www.konamigaming.com.

Konami Hits the Road With WINovation Road Show

“Konami Gaming, Inc. is hitting the road with its own casino showroom on wheels, in the WINovation Road Show. The company is heading coast-to-coast to show casino executives and professionals the very latest Konami casino games and system technology. Guests can step inside the 53-foot WINovation semi truck to discover 10,000+ square feet of exciting developments, designed for fun and flexibility. WINovation tours are by appointment only. Those interested in participating are asked to speak with a Konami representative for more information on upcoming tour locations. Occupancy caps, face covering requirements, and cleaning procedures are enforced to support on-going health and safety.”

A video of the trailer and this event is in the Videos and Product Demos section below.

 

Konami’s SYNK31 and DIMENSION 49J Awarded Most Innovative Gaming Technology of 2020 in Casino Journal’s Top 20

Konami Gaming, Inc. won dual honors in Casino Journal’s Annual Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Awards for its DIMENSION 49J video slot cabinet and SYNK31 Title 31 / Anti-Money Laundering (AML) system. Each is representative of the company’s investment in games and systems research & development (R&D), to support the casino industry with high-performing entertainment and technology. Konami’s DIMENSION 49J™ and SYNK31™ were chosen by an independent panel of experts as the most innovative product advancements of the year.

“Konami is committed to championing the future of gaming through innovative products like DIMENSION 49J and SYNK31,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Both were engineered from start-to-finish with a focus on driving distinct value to the operator, through streamlined design, effective results, and long-term quality.”

As one of the industry’s newest slot cabinets, DIMENSION 49J maximizes player comfort and entertainment, while maintaining optimal sizing and adaptability for diverse operators. The 49-inch, “J” curve slot cabinet is the launch pad for top game content, developed to maximize moment-by-moment excitement and anticipation for players. The game launch library for DIMENSION 49J includes everything from one-of-a-kind Konami premiums like the first Silent Hill® slot games to series like Ocean Spin™ with stunning animation sequences across multiple cabinets. All Aboard™ is also among the cabinet’s debut game series—now expanding across North America following proven success in Australian markets.

“DIMENSION 49J is serving a strong mix of slot series, on a machine that upholds lasting operational gain and flexibility for properties,” said Jingoli. “As the casino floor continues to change and adapt, slot cabinets that are streamlined, effective, and efficient like DIMENSION 49J help open the door for continued advancement, through thoughtful design and entertainment quality.”

Konami’s SYNK31 is an all-in-one Title 31 / AML system that empowers operators to seamlessly compile all reporting, time stamped notes, files documents, screenshots, photos, videos, and emails associated with a patron or incident, in one easy location. Casino employees can complete all the forms and reports necessary for compliance, including the Multiple Transaction Log (MTL) Form, Negotiable Instrument Log (NIL) Form, Suspicious Activity Incident (SAI) Report Form, Currency Transaction Report (CTR), Know Your Customer (KYC) Reviews, and much more, with electronic uploading to the IRS and FinCEN through batch reporting and individual reporting. All necessary AML information is captured and compiled with near real-time results, allowing operators to identify and respond to incidents as they occur.

“Our world-class casino systems engineers designed SYNK31 for speed, efficiency, ease, and connectedness,” said Jingoli. “The result is a robust, all-in-one solution for casino teams to achieve highly consistent and accurate compliance.”

For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.gaming.konami.com.

Konami Provides Slot Machine Cleaning and Customer Care Solutions to Casino Properties with SYNKROS

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced that its award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system has successfully launched slot machine cleaning and customer care solutions at seven different casino locations since first released in June. In a matter of weeks, the company developed, tested, and deployed a system-delivered solution to help optimize slot machine cleaning between use, and offered it at no cost to SYNKROS customers. It is part of Konami’s on-going efforts to deliver meaningful support to the health, safety, and recovery initiatives of gaming industry operators. SYNKROS’ solutions include a mix of real-time communications, alerts, and report analytics, designed to empower casino floor staff and supervising teams to monitor and manage slot machine disinfecting between use.

“In the midst of business closures that occurred beginning in March, Konami’s SYNKROS team began planning, producing, and packaging a set of solutions to assist our users to monitor and manage when slot machines need disinfecting between customer use. The solutions were seamless built into the existing SYNKROS ecosystem,” said Tom Soukup, senior vice president & chief systems product officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Working closely with our casino customers, we responded quickly to their needs, and equipped their teams with the necessary customization options and training for them to automatically communicate slot machine cleaning statuses to their casino guests.”

Early adopters of SYNKROS’ slot machine cleaning and customer care solutions span locations from California to the Caribbean. To date, seven casinos representing six different jurisdictions have successfully leveraged the technology to streamline slot machine cleaning and customer care.

SYNKROS’ slot machine cleaning and customer care solutions allow players to request slot machine cleaning from the player tracking LCD display, which triggers email, SMS text, or administrative alerts to cleaning crew members. After a player has finished their play session, the machine will switch to automated “Waiting to be Sanitized” message. Once a cleaning crew member has completed cleaning, the machine will switch to automated “This machine has been sanitized” message, with a time stamp identifying when the last cleaning occurred. And throughout this entire process, casino administrators have access to visual floor monitoring of machine cleaning status and cleaning patterns, to gauge effectiveness and manage staffing.

Those interested in learning more about SYNKROS’ award-winning product suite are encouraged to visit www.konamigaming.com.

Konami Gaming’s All Aboard™ Achieves Performance Upwards of 4x Section Average

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced that its All Aboard video slot series has demonstrated exceptional player popularity at initial launch locations. The premium linked progressive series has indexed as high as 4x section average. Additionally, All Aboard has shown a strong increase in performance over time. The majority of casino launch locations have seen the game’s starting performance double within six weeks of installation. All Aboard has achieved $10,000+ average coin in per day and $1,000+ average win per day, according to data compiled from all sites.

“All Aboard has captured the excitement of players. With performance results over 4x, this original series has achieved incredible momentum out-of-the-gate, and it’s only increasing,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “From proven math to premium merchandising, All Aboard brings all the right ingredients together, as one incredibly rewarding game experience for players.”

All Aboard is the debut game series for Konami’s new DIMENSION 49J™ cabinet, which features a 49-inch, J-curve display in 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD). The game’s most memorable bonus is a symbol-driven credit collection event called the All Aboard Feature, which gives players the chance to claim increasing credit prize symbols, up to nine times in the same bonus. All Aboard is a multi-level linked progressive with comprehensive multi-denom options and two available base game themes— Dynamite Dash™ and Piggy Pennies™.

“Konami looks forward to sharing this extraordinary game with more players and properties, as All Aboard further expands through North America, abroad, and online,” said Jingoli. “We’ll see All Aboard’s characters, sights, scenes, and sounds spark continuing excitement for diverse casino audiences as time goes on.”

All Aboard is currently in a limited release. Those interested in learning more on upcoming availability are encouraged to contact their Konami representative for the latest information.

For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.

About Konami Gaming, Inc.
Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION (TSE: 9766). The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of slot machines and casino management systems for the global gaming market. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc. or the SYNKROS® gaming enterprise management system, please visit www.konamigaming.com.

Konami Participates In Fantini’s Cashless Gaming Report

Fantini Research’s latest special report Contactless Gaming: Mobilizing the Money offers insights on the status of contactless gaming in the industry.

The expansion of cashless gaming regulations in Nevada could pave the way for the industry’s latest revolution.

Konami was one of the companies that shared products and insights with Fantini, as well as provided a presentation, which you may view by clicking here.

Ellis Island Casino, Hotel & Brewery and Konami Gaming Launch Successful Field Trial of Marker Trax® Cashless Casino Markers

Las Vegas, NV - July 22, 2020
 

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced that its award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system has powered the launch of Marker Trax cashless casino slot markers at Ellis Island Casino, Hotel & Brewery, as the gaming industry’s first field trial of cashless slot credit lines in the state of Nevada. Guests at Ellis Island can apply, get approved, and begin using their slot credit in under five minutes, all electronically. Rather than receiving physical cash for a casino marker, guests enrolled in a PIN-protected SYNKROS cashless wagering account can use their Marker Trax slot credit line to play electronically on any slot machine on the property. The integration of Marker Trax with SYNRKOS enables Ellis Island Casino to seamlessly issue, record, manage, and track these cashless credit lines, for optimal collections and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance.

“The convenience and security of Marker Trax allows players to access an approved credit line in minutes, while eliminating touchpoints with physical cash and multiple personnel,” said Gary Ellis, owner of Ellis Island Casino, Hotel & Brewery. “It’s incredibly simple for guests, and truly streamlined within SYNKROS for staff and supervisors.”

“Using the Marker Trax system at Ellis Island is a very easy way to play and allows me to never have to withdraw at an ATM machine,” said Ellis Island Passport Players Club Member D'Ante Garner. “It's a unique and convenient way of gaming and I believe it's the future.”

Garner is one of several participants in Nevada’s first field trial. Another is Jeanette Disbrow, who credits Marker Trax for effectively advancing the gaming experience, “Marker Trax is changing the face of gaming. It's a safe and easy alternative for slot players to enjoy, rather than having to use an ATM. It's the kind of innovation that's been needed in gaming for years.”

“SYNKROS has long supported cashless wagering and now we’re thrilled to work with Ellis Island Casino to take the technology even further through Marker Trax’s increased access to convenient slot credit,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “This technology allows players to apply for a credit line, receive approval, and download that approved credit to their game without ever leaving their seat.”

“The player response and business results with Nevada’s first Marker Trax field trail has been incredibly encouraging,” said Charlie Skinner, chief operating officer at Marker Trax. “Our goal is to take the risk out of slot markers, to ultimately advance play activity for the benefit of players and properties. Add the electronic cashless component, and it’s even more safe and convenient for all involved.”

As Ellis Island patron Gev Danielian explained, “The ability to be able to walk into a casino after work without having to stop by an ATM or having to go home and pick up cash has been a game changer for me when it comes to me enjoying my time.”

SYNKROS’ robust data analytics combined with Marker Trax technology allows administrators to track all activity associated with an extension of credit. This creates a verifiable audit trail to ensure casino credit is enjoyed within the casino environment. Players can receive automated notifications about their available credit, with the ability to access electronically from any machine within the property. When a player wishes to withdraw from their cashless account, the Marker Trax outstanding balance must be paid prior to receiving payout.

Gulfstream Park Leads as Florida’s First Land-Based Casino to Launch Konami’s SYNKROS

Las Vegas, NV - July 7, 2020
 

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced that its award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system has been selected by Gulfstream Park & Casino in Hallandale Beach, FL. The centerpiece attraction of a 255-acre entertainment destination, Gulfstream Park & Casino showcases Thoroughbred racing, racing simulcasting, 700+ slot games, and 20 live poker tables in one spot. Starting this fall, Gulfstream guests will have the opportunity to enjoy system-delivered slot tournaments, catered casino loyalty rewards and offers, and more. Gulfstream Park & Casino is the first land-based casino to launch Konami’s SYNKROS casino management system in the state of Florida.

“We selected Konami Gaming to replace our previous system, due to SYNKROS’ demonstrated extremely high reliability and Konami’s reputation of customer support and responsiveness,” said Dana Leibovitz, casino manager at Gulfstream Park & Casino. “In addition, SYNKROS’ unmatched marketing and data analytics capabilities further enhance Gulfstream’s leading market edge, while empowering our teams to deliver greater entertainment to players directly at their slot machine.”

Guests will have the opportunity to discover, earn, and redeem rewards and offers catered to their activity and spend. With SYNKROS Offers Management™, guests can discover a mix of personalized rewards spanning comp vouchers, free play, drawing tickets, bonus points, and more, with direct access right on the slot machine’s screen or LCD display. Players can even qualify to compete in slot tournaments with SYNKROS’ award-winning True-Time Tournaments™, delivering a library of available tournament themes for on-demand or synchronized events.

“Gulfstream Park & Casino combines an array of entertainment under one roof, with an energy and excitement that is entirely unto its own,” said Jay Bertsch, senior vice president, North American games & global systems sales at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Konami is proud to partner alongside Gulfstream Park & Casino to take the patron experience to even further possibilities through SYNKROS’ top technology and robust reliability.”

Pearl River Resort Expands Konami’s SYNKROS Casino Management System to Bok Homa Casino

Las Vegas, NV - June 18, 2020
 

Las Vegas, NV — October 17, 2018 Konami Gaming, Inc. announced the appointment of recognized industry veteran Victor Duarte to senior vice president & chief product & strategy officer, to support continued expansion of its world-class research and development. Duarte brings more than 20 years of experience in the global gaming and lottery industry, with expertise spanning multiple operational disciplines. As Konami’s senior vice president & chief product & strategy officer, he is responsible for leading the company’s games R&D, including vision, conceptualization, strategy, and execution.

“Victor Duarte has a strong track record of strategic leadership in the areas that matter to our customers, including product reliability and performance,” said Steve Sutherland, president and chief executive officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “His demonstrated commitment to quality and innovation is consistent with Konami’s enduring vision for the business and its role across global markets.”

For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.

Jamul Casino® Selects Konami’s SYNKROS Casino Management System to Power Enduring Opportunities for its Guests, Team Members, and Community

Las Vegas, NV - May 21, 2020

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced that its award-winning SYNKROS® has been selected by Jamul Casino to deliver comprehensive gaming enterprise management across the 200,000 square foot destination. Celebrated as the casino closest to downtown San Diego with the most generous rewards system in the area, Jamul Casino is launching SYNKROS less than four years after first opening its doors in order to propel an even greater gaming and rewards experience. Konami’s SYNKROS is set to deliver leading systems technology across Jamul Casino’s 39 live table games, 1,600+ slot games, multiple restaurants and bars, and more.

“Jamul Casino will be taking advantage of Konami’s Money Klip to provide their guests the option of enjoying a true cashless experience. It is the perfect solution for the new gaming environment, giving casinos the ability to provide a safe and contactless experience at the casino,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc.

“Our top reasons for selecting SYNKROS include its high rate of reliability, and Konami’s reputation for strong customer support and responsiveness,” said Josh Ford, chief information officer at Jamul Casino. “We also selected SYNKROS for its marketing and data analytics capabilities, to help us deliver greater entertainment to our players directly on the slot machines and help us gain an even greater edge in the highly competitive Southern California casino market.”

With an industry-leading 99.9% uptime, SYNKROS’ best-of-breed architecture allows for unparalleled reliability, as well as robust analytics. SYNKROS’ single ecosystem empowers Jamul Casino to deliver targeted rewards directly to a carded player’s slot screen or table game position, according to the guest’s entertainment preferences and historic spend. The launch of Money Klip™ also offers players the convenience of cashless wagering by loading funds to their loyalty account, for easy, fast, and secure digital transactions directly at the gaming machine.

“As an organization that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the long-term interests of its community, Jamul Casino continues to build greater possibilities for future generations by investing in top tools and technology for engaging customers,” said Jay Bertsch, senior vice president, North American game & global systems sales at Konami. “Jamul Casino has a vision for the distinct value it contributes to the region, and Konami is dedicated to delivering leading systems tools and core infrastructure to best support that mission. This system conversion was a great experience, and it’s truly a tribute to the unified partnership and long-term commitment of both organizations.”

Resorts World Las Vegas Names Exclusive Gaming System Management Partner

Las Vegas, NV - February 18, 2020

Resorts World Las Vegas announced the selection of Konami Gaming, Inc., as its exclusive gaming system management partner. Konami’s award-winning system, SYNKROS, will streamline, manage and optimize the US$4.3 billion resort’s gaming operations by converting meaningful data into actionable information. The dynamic system will provide the resort with powerful marketing, communications and tracking tools designed to increase player engagement through individually customized incentives; assess and optimize real-time casino performance through detailed reporting and visual analytics; and manage accounting, slot and table operations, among other capabilities.

Scheduled to open in Summer 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas will be the first resort on the Las Vegas Strip to integrate the full suite of tools available through SYNKROS’ comprehensive enterprise software license throughout the 110,000-square-foot, next-generation casino floor. Through the partnership, Resorts World Las Vegas and Konami will collaborate to bring a complete array of marketing solutions including first-to-market technology to the property, while simultaneously enhancing the players’ experience through key benefits including cashless wagering, mobile account management, loyalty and bonus awards and more.

“Reinventing the hospitality experience in Las Vegas means enhancing our service measures and boosting customer engagement through every touch point of the Resorts World Las Vegas experience, including gaming,” said Scott Sibella, president of Resorts World Las Vegas. “Through this partnership with Konami and the implementation of SYNKROS, we will have the ability to connect with players in real time to provide the most cutting-edge, personalized gaming experience on the Las Vegas Strip.”

“The opening of Resorts World Las Vegas will bring a wave of leading-edge technology, convenience, and amenities to guests, in ways that are absolutely historic for Las Vegas and the larger global gaming community,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief commercial officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “For years, Konami’s SYNKROS has worked to deliver guest experiences at the forefront of innovation, so the chance to create new heights of engagement and entertainment for future Resorts World patrons truly resonates with our shared, enduring vision. The work of Scott Sibella and his team has made an exciting impression on the space and we greatly anticipate this addition to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.”

Those interested in learning more about SYNKROS’ award-winning product suite are encouraged to visit www.konamigaming.com.

Konami Gaming Announces R2 Gaming as its Exclusive Service Partner for Canada

Las Vegas, NV - January 30, 2020

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced R2 Gaming as its exclusive service partner throughout Canada. In efforts to ensure the highest level of nationwide customer service and continued growth across Canadian markets, Konami and R2 have expanded their 15-year distribution partnership to include service and support for all provinces.

“R2 Gaming has long been recognized for fast, thorough, and informed response. We are thrilled to extend this track record of quality service to all Konami customers across Canada,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief commercial officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “We anticipate a truly seamless transition for our Canadian customers, as we continue this proven partnership with the R2 team.”

Through its existing office locations in Ontario and British Columbia, R2 has established technical support models with proven success in serving Canadian markets. The company has made significant investments in its technical support infrastructure, with the ability to mobilize across Konami’s Canadian install base, effective immediately. Through this expanded partnership, Konami and R2 are positioned to lead the market in service and deliver the highest quality support across Canada.

“At Konami, we care about creating meaningful customer experiences with our company, our products, and most importantly our people,” said Michael Coppert, vice president, customer service at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Having the right people, in the right place, at the right time to deliver exceptional service is what matters most to us. Konami remains fully committed to delivering the highest levels of service and support to its valued customers worldwide.”

Virgin Voyages Selects Konami’s SYNKROS Casino Management System for its Founding Fleet of Luxury Ships

Las Vegas, NV - January 23, 2020

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced that its award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system has been selected by Virgin Voyages, the new lifestyle brand that is shaking up the travel industry. The brand has announced plans to launch four ships, leading with the Scarlet Lady which is scheduled to set sail in April 2020. Konami will deliver its leading player tracking SYNKROS system, combined with its newest games on the KX 43™ cabinet, to provide unparalleled entertainment, engagement, and convenience for sailors onboard. “Virgin Voyages is focused on delivering irresistible vacations that are uniquely transformational and rejuvenating for sailors,” said Frank Weber, senior vice president of hotel operations for Virgin Voyages. “Our Scarlet Lady is Adult-By-Design, which means that we are building a sanctuary at sea for the 18+ traveler, complete with epic experiences for our Sailors to enjoy.” SYNKROS’ agile architecture, real-time open integrations and dependable performance is ideally suited for operating in the open seas. It also offers robust marketing capabilities with an intuitive bonusing engine to deliver an elevated experience for sailors throughout the casino. “Virgin Voyages’ leading-edge approach showcases the ‘Virgin style’ of service, sophistication, and surprise in incredible ways,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief commercial officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Konami is committed to delivering top casino systems technology to support Virgin Voyages Casino Operation.” 

Konami Gaming’s Lori Olk is Highlighted in GGB Magazine’s Annual “25 People to Watch”

Las Vegas, NV - January 16, 2020

Konami Gaming, Inc. formally congratulates Vice President of Regulatory Compliance Lori Olk as one of Global Gaming Business (GGB) magazine’s “25 People to Watch” in 2020. She was selected by GGB’s editorial advisory board as a person poised to make a major impact on the gaming industry. With a more than 20-year track record in gaming regulatory compliance, Olk has helped ensure Konami’s compliance across 300+ governmental regulatory jurisdictions since 2011.


“Lori Olk is a leading force in gaming regulatory compliance on a global front,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief commercial officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Her outstanding diligence, precision, and innovation extends across a vast network of influence, spanning operators, regulators, distributors, partners, and communities worldwide.”

Konami’s SYNKROS Awarded First Place in the Casino Management System Data Quadrant Awards

Las Vegas, NV - January 14, 2020

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced first place honors for its SYNKROS casino management system in the Data Quadrant Awards by SoftwareReviews, a division of Info-Tech Research Group. SYNKROS® was selected to receive the gold medal through reviews submitted by verified industry operators. Konami received the highest total ranking over all competing casino systems. .

“The most important thing we offer our SYNKROS customers is a true partnership commitment. Our SYNKROS team is committed to cultivating strong customer relationships, built on trust and shared collaboration,” said Jay Bertsch, vice president of global system sales at Konami Gaming, Inc. “That is what sets us and our customers apart in driving competitive, leading-edge solutions to the casino floor.”

In addition to receiving the industry’s highest rankings overall, SYNKROS took first place in system-delivered bonusing, user training, and gaming reporting and analytics. SYNKROS delivers the most advanced architecture in the space, with a robust single database instance and industry-leading 99.9% uptime. Its most recent award-winning technology releases include SYNK Vision™ biometric player tracking, SynkConnect™ player mobile app, SYNKROS Dashboards™ business intelligence suite, SYNKROS Offers Management™, and SYNKdot™ mobile app for real-time property performance reports.

“We are pleased to highlight Konami’s SYNKROS as the market leader in this year’s Data Quadrant Awards,” said David Piazza, President of SoftwareReviews. “Our Data Quadrant report is founded entirely upon user review data, with a method of analysis backed by over two decades of IT research. These results show that Konami has built a strong relationship with their customers.”

Konami Releases New Specialty Slots and Proven Progressive Games at ICE London 2020

Las Vegas, NV - January 7, 2020

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced a significant lineup of compelling new cabinets and popular progressive series at the 2020 ICE London event in ExCeL London, UK. More than 35,000+ guests are expected at the exhibition on February 4 – 6, where Konami is filling Stand #S7-110 with its latest proven gaming entertainment. Series including Dragon’s Law SeleXion®, Ba Fang Jin Bao™, and Treasure Ball™ have demonstrated success across Konami’s specialty 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) machines, KX 43™ and Concerto Opus™. As part of its continuing support for core dual-screen cabinets, the company is showcasing over two dozen original themes on Concerto™ upright and Slant™—from jackpot progressives to SeleXion® multi-game compatible content. Gaming executives and professionals at this year’s event will also encounter the official ICE premiere of Konami’s new 49J machine, offering high-end 4K entertainment across a 49-inch, “J-curve” display.

“This year’s ICE lineup is a demonstration of Konami’s commitment to delivering today’s top games, while driving new innovation for the future of the casino floor,” said Eduardo Aching, vice president, international gaming operations. “From the proven performance of Konami’s latest linked progressives, to creative advancements across the 49J cabinet, ICE attendees can experience a range of leading entertainment.”

ICE 2020 includes two specialty Konami cabinets, each with relaxed slant top, dual spin buttons, dual cup holders, and an exceptional 4K game library. Konami’s 43-inch screen KX 43 and 65-inch screen Concerto Opus cabinets will showcase several of the industry’s highest performing slot series. Treasure Ball is a top new linked progressive, with the ability to offer a mix of base game options to players through SeleXion multi-game. ICE 2020 also includes the special release of Dragon’s Law SeleXion, which combines the popularity of Dragon’s Law Rapid Fever™ and Dragon’s Law Boosted™ in one machine. Inspired by the success of Konami’s classic Cai Lai Si Ji™, an entirely new 4K linked progressive called Ba Fang Jin Bao has demonstrated success with flexible betting options and original base games. These ICE show highlights are available now across international markets.

“KX 43 and Opus are trusted Konami game cabinets, backed by a large library of successful game series,” said Aching. “We are confident about the entertainment and performance these specialty slots deliver—spanning everything from compatible multi-game content to entirely new progressive mechanics.”

This event also marks the ICE premiere of 49J, Konami’s latest high-end slot segment. With standout launch series like All Aboard™, the 49J is delivering top-tier entertainment quality and variety to global operators. The machine is a must-see showcase at ICE 2020, complete with spectacular overhead signage and lighted LED chairbacks. Two unique All Aboard base games are available for launch: Dynamite Dash™ and Piggy Pennies™.

“As KX 43 and Opus continue to gain global momentum, the new 49J is further expanding Konami’s high-end product offering by combining powerful games with premium merchandizing options,” Eduardo Aching said. “This distinctive ‘J-curve’ machine empowers operators with greater options when outfitting their casino floor.”

Konami Gaming’s ICE 2020 presentation additionally contains fresh dual-screen content for upright and slant. SeleXion-compatible base games, integrated progressives, and linked progressives are included, to support continued core product investment across international markets.

The Star Entertainment Group and Konami Renew a Decades-Long Technology Partnership

Sydney, Austrailia - December 19, 2019

The Star Entertainment Group and Konami announced the continuation of their partnership to bring top systems technology to its premium integrated resort locations across Sydney, Brisbane, and Gold Coast. For more than a decade, The Star has leveraged Konami’s award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system to deliver dependable performance and fresh engagement opportunities throughout its portfolio.

“Konami continues to be the core casino systems provider across our portfolio due to the company’s ongoing partnership commitment, and SYNKROS’ proven reliability for over a decade,” said David Croft, General Manager of Product and Strategy at The Star Entertainment Group. “Considering the level of service, collaboration, and innovation we’ve maintained, Konami’s SYNKROS best aligns with The Star’s vision to become Australia’s leading integrated resort company. The Star is looking forward to continue its partnership with Konami in developing innovative casino management solutions.”

“The Star is continually driving towards fresh entertainment opportunities and new levels of engagement,” said Mitsuhiro Miyazaki, Managing Director at Konami Australia Pty Ltd. “For as long as we have had the pleasure of working together, The Star Entertainment Group has been a company with a long-term, global approach to advancing the future of the industry.”

Through the latest agreement, The Star will introduce a number of leading technologies and new conveniences, from optimized rewards to cashless wagering. The Star has launched Money Klip™ cashless wagering for faster, more secure transactions. It allows players to load secure funds to their account electronically, rather than feeding bills or TITO tickets into each machine. Additionally, destinations across The Star’s portfolio will drive greater player loyalty rewards with optimal convenience, accessibility, and personalization through SYNKROS Offers Management™.

Red Lake Gaming Selects Konami’s SYNKROS to Deliver Enterprise-wide Casino Systems Technology Across Seven Clans Casinos

Las Vegas, NV - December 12, 2019

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced that its award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system has been selected by Red Lake Gaming Enterprises, Inc., operator of Seven Clans Casinos. Red Lake Gaming is scheduled to launch SYNKROS across its portfolio of premiere Northern Minnesota venues, including Seven Clans Warroad, Red Lake, and Thief River Falls. In total, the rollout will reach more than 1,500 slots and 10 live table games with industry-leading 99.9% system uptime.

“Superior service, exhilarating gaming entertainment, comfort, and convenience have long been at the forefront of our guest experience at Seven Clans Casinos,” said Ray Brenny, chief executive officer at Red Lake Gaming Enterprises, Inc. “Considering this legacy and our vision for continued growth, Konami’s SYNKROS was the top choice to drive our casino portfolio ahead of the curve.”

“Guests across Seven Clans Casinos will encounter exciting new promotions, tournaments, rewards, and mystery bonus events at all of our locations with the upcoming SYNKROS launch,” said Frances Graves, marketing director at Red Lake Gaming Enterprises, Inc. “SYNKROS’ advanced technology and single ecosystem provide the reliable foundation to support both our immediate and long-term objectives.”

Konami’s SYNKROS will power a single card system across all properties, allowing guests to enjoy seamless loyalty rewards from any of the company’s landmark locations. Additionally, players will have the opportunity to engage in system-delivered True-Time Tournaments™, SuperSeries™ floor-wide bonusing, and electronic promotional drawings, with a broad variety of potential prizes and cash awards.

“Seven Clans Casino properties stand out in a competitive region for providing an incredible retreat—from the atmosphere to the amenities,” said Jay Bertsch, vice president, global systems sales at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Konami is committed to connecting closely with properties through the upcoming launch and beyond, to maximize results for players, administrators, community members, and leadership.”