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Konami: Financial Results for the Year Ended March 31, 2022

1. Business Performance
(1) Overview of Business Performance

(i) Business Performance

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, the situation remains uncertain due to issues such as the tense state of affairs in Ukraine and the spread of COVID-19 variants. On the other hand, vaccination efforts have progressed, and we are beginning to see signs of recovery such as the gradual restarting of socioeconomic activities.

Amidst circumstances under a rapidly changing market environment, in terms of the business results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, in addition to solid performance in the Digital Entertainment business throughout the fiscal year, performance of Amusement business, Gaming & System business and Sports business has recovered, resulting in increase of revenue and profit among all business segments. This led to an increase in total revenue and all profit categories, i.e., business profit, operating profit, profit before income taxes and profit attributable to owners of the parent for the fiscal year ended March 31,2022, have reached a record high.

In terms of the consolidated results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, total revenue amounted to ¥299,522 million (a year-on-year increase of 9.9%), business profit was ¥80,315 million (a year-on-year increase of 25.2%), operating profit was ¥74,435 million (a year-on-year increase of 103.6%), profit before income taxes was ¥75,163 million (a year-on-year increase of 111.2%), and profit attributable to owners of the parent was ¥54,806 million (a year-on-year increase of 69.9%).

In the entertainment market, future development of game content is expected through the functional enhancement of various devices, including mobile devices and video game consoles, and the rollout of next generation communication systems. In conjunction with the changing times, the preference for enriching daily life through full and abundant experiences in personal spending has been strengthened. Furthermore, new experiences through game content are being offered in various ways, including eSports, which is regarded as a form of sports competition and is becoming well-known to a wide range of users and attracting more and more fans.

Digital Entertainment

Amidst these circumstances, as a new initiative for our business, we began global distribution of Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL which allows our customers to enjoy playing Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME as digital content anytime, anywhere. The title has been downloaded over 20 million times, and a wide range of users is enjoying it. Furthermore, the downloads have reached over 30 million times as of April 2022. We began selling Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) in an effort to preserve content that has been loved by our customers as an art.

As ongoing initiatives, each of our mobile titles— eFootball Winning Eleven 2021 (Known overseas as eFootball PES 2021), Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS, which celebrated the fifth ?anniversary of its global launch, and PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SPIRITS A (Ace), which announced a collaboration with legend Ichiro Suzuki, who played in the major leagues in Japan and America—has continued to be well received by our customers around the world. In the card game space, we continued the global expansion of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, and even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it received strong support, both in Japan and overseas. In addition, we have endeavored to revitalize our content through measures such as holding major Duel tournaments and selling commemorative packs to mark the 25th anniversary of the original work. Alongside these initiatives, for Yu-Gi-Oh! RUSH DUEL, as a first step to enjoy the Yu-Gi-Oh! contents, we have been increasing brand awareness primarily to younger customers. In the computer and video games space, many customers have been enjoying Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo teiban, which has sold over 3.5 million units, as one of our classic titles.

In the eSports space, we held the finals for the eBASEBALL PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SPIRITS 2021 Grand slam tournament at “TOKYO eSPORTS FESTA 2022,” and delivered fierce competition. In addition, for the 2021 season of the “eBASEBALL Prospi A (Ace) League,” pro baseball eSports league, we held the eNippon Series to crown the best player in Japan for the first time. Furthermore, for PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SPIRITS A (Ace), we assembled a record number of participants for the 2021 season of “Prospi A (Ace) Championship” to determine the mightiest player, and the finals drew a massive amount of attention. We are also holding “PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL Virtual Opening Game 2022” using the latest edition of eBASEBALL PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU 2022 to generate excitement for the start of the pro baseball season. We will continue to work towards further developing and building the appeal of eSports through these tournaments and various events.

In terms of financial performance, total revenue for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 in this segment amounted to ¥215,010 million (a year-on-year increase of 5.3%) and business profit for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 amounted to ¥76,424 million (a year-on-year increase of 4.1%).

In the amusement market, the global spread of COVID-19 has continued to affect sales of devices, in addition to having an impact on e-amusement participation (revenue share business).

Amusement

Amidst this situation, in our business of games targeted at amusement facilities, DANCE aROUND, the latest dance game in the Bemani series, and QuizKnock STADIUM, our latest quiz game, began operations. In the medal game space, GRANDCROSS GOLD, the latest game in the major medal pusher game series GRANDCROSS, which allows players to enjoy the feeling of being physically present that can only be experienced in amusement facilities, as well as ColorCoLotta: Frozen Island, the latest game in the ColorCoLotta series, which has shifted the stage for adventure from the everlasting summer sea to an icy island and added new play elements, began operations. “KONAMI AMUSEMENT GAME STATION,” which allows users to enjoy playing arcade games on PCs and smartphones at any time, continued its steady growth as well. Furthermore, we held “The 10th KONAMI Arcade Championship,” the official Konami eSports competition, to determine the top arcade game players, which was pushed back from July 2021 due to the spread of COVID-19, taking all possible measures to prevent infections. The fierce battles across 13 titles were broadcast live, and the event was a great success. PACHINKO SENGOKU COLLECTION BLACK, the model with new specifications for PACHINKO SENGOKU COLLECTION, and High School D x D2 also began operations.

In terms of financial performance, total revenue for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 in this segment amounted to ¥19,510 million (a year-on-year increase of 10.6%) and business profit for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 amounted to ¥3,492 million (a year-on-year increase of 44.7%).

In the gaming market, entrance restriction on casino facilities was relaxed in
North America and Australia, and the situation is revitalizing the markets returning to its pre-COVID-19 level. The other markets are gradually recovering although certain restrictions remain.

Gaming & Systems

Amidst these circumstances, we recognized revenue for the sale of slot machines including our core upright cabinet, the DIMENSION 27TM and the DIMENSION 49TM. In addition, the DIMENSION 49JTM, which is dedicated to participation (revenue share business), was selected for Best Slot Product, a prestigious award in the 20th Annual Global Gaming Business (GGB) Gaming & Technology Awards. In game content, Fortune Mint, a new content on our core cabinets, continued to maintain high performance in the North American market, resulting in increased sales of slot machines. As for titles are dedicated to participation, the new Lucky Envelope series has received favorable reviews and the All Aboard series has continued to perform well. Moreover, the installation of historical horse rating machines based on historical live horse racing outcomes is proceeding. In the casino management system, the installments of SYNKROS® casino management system to casino facilities continues to progress. Money KlipTM, which was provided to Resorts World Las Vegas, a major IR facility that opened last year, received a great deal of attention as the first case of a cashless system being introduced in Las Vegas.

In terms of financial performance, total revenue for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 in this segment amounted to ¥25,630 million (a year-on-year increase of 54.0%) and business profit for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 amounted to ¥3,495 million (business loss for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 amounted to ¥2,077 million).

In the sports market, due to the promotion of staying at home and working from home as a result of COVID-19, the importance of being healthy was reaffirmed for many people and the need for sports and exercise is growing.

Sports

Amidst these circumstances, with regard to our operation of sports clubs, we began offering “Keep-Your-Body-Warm Fitness” and “Gut Health Fitness” for “Karada Ikiiki Project” as a new proposal for healthy habits, with the aim of improving the original functions of people’s bodies, and maintaining and promoting their health. In addition to promoting the expansion of services for “Konami Sports Online Fitness” which allows people to participate from anywhere, including their homes, we opened a facility as a new type of business called “Pilates Mirror Futako Tamagawa,” (Setagaya-ku, Tokyo) women-only Pilates studios for small groups with ceiling-mounted mirrors.

With regard to the operation of outsourced facilities, a form of business that expands our network without ownership of assets, we leveraged our previously developed operational and leadership expertise, as well as our accomplishments, to promote our businesses, and began contracted operations of sports facilities in new areas such as Toyonaka City, Osaka, Chuo-ku, Tokyo and Yoshinogari Town, Saga.

As part of a demonstration project for the "Future Classroom" program, which is run by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, we began providing club coaching support for Osaka Minoh-Higashi High School—and for Rikkyo Niiza Junior High School and Rikkyo Ikebukuro Junior High School, in collaboration with the Rikkyo Educational Corporation—based around the theme of verifying a social system based on integration between a community with a focus on school facilities and the sports club industry.

In the sports and health-related products market, in addition to selling the latest model of POWER MAX V3 CONNECT, an aerobic bike targeted at athletes which has been supported by a large number of athletes in the 35 years since its launch in 1986, we have been developing products which will assist many of our customers in their efforts to become healthy, such as the release of “RENER” energy drink, which has 3,000 mg of citric acid in its formula. Also, we added new flavors with Lac - Shield® to protein supplement “asu-body.”

While this business has been affected by the spread of COVID-19, we have continued to work on reforming our cost structure by strategic withdrawing from unprofitable locations and other measures, and we closed 17 locations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022.

In terms of financial performance, total revenue for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 in this segment amounted to ¥41,957 million (a year-on-year increase of 15.2%) and business profit for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 amounted to ¥767 million (business loss for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 amounted to ¥5,873 million).

(iii) Outlook for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2023

Projected consolidated results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 are as follows: total revenue of ¥320,000 million; business profit of ¥81,000 million; operating profit of ¥76,500 million; profit before income tax of ¥76,500 million; and profit attributable to owners of the parent of ¥55,000 million.

With networked entertainment offerings rapidly becoming mainstream, now more than ever, many people have an increasing number of opportunities to enjoy playing games on any device. Amidst such a development, we will propose ways for people to play games which suit the characteristics of each device.

Digital Entertainment

As a new initiative going forward, we will sell eBASEBALL PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU 2022, the latest product in the PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU series. In addition to the powered-up standard mode, we will deliver fun to a large number of our customers through the installation of new modes. We will also distribute the competitive mystery game CRIMESIGHT via Steam®. Furthermore, we will work toward distributing Yu-Gi-Oh! CROSS DUEL content for smartphones, which is a new type of card battle for four players pursuing the fun of a new card game. In addition, we are moving forward with production on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection in the computer and video game space, which is a compilation of 13 games in the series.

As an ongoing initiative, we will continue to take attractive measures for mobile titles such as PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SPIRITS A (Ace) and Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS, and strive for management that upholds our good reputation. With regard to Yu-Gi- Oh! MASTER DUEL, we are managing the game so that even more of our customers will be able to enjoy it, through activities such as holding events under various regulations and tournaments. Furthermore, for eFootballTM 2022 in the computer and video game space, we have made improvements and adjustments based on customer feedback, and we have updated the version of the game to improve the sense of urgency in the battle for the ball between players, which is often seen in real soccer matches, as well as the fun of playing with unique team tactics.

In the eSports space, the eFootballTM series and PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SPIRITS A (Ace) were selected as competitive titles for “National Prefectural Competition eSports Championship 2022 TOCHIGI,” which is a “Once in a Lifetime” National Sports Festival of Japan, Hosted by Tochigi cultural program. Going forward, we will work on activities to disseminate the appeal of eSports with the aim of expanding the eSports fan base even more.

We will offer new ways to play, created through interpersonal communication via services such as the e-amusement service, which connects amusement facilities around the country by networking them together. In addition, as a service which allows players to enjoy arcade games at any time, we are working to enhance content for “KONAMI AMUSEMENT GAME STATION,” which makes it possible to play high-quality games on PC and smartphone. Furthermore, we will offer a new user experience by holding the eSports tournament “eMAH-JONG MAH-JONG FIGHT CLUB Pro Tournament” played via MAH-JONG FIGHT CLUB, hosted in conjunction with the Japan Professional Mahjong League, as well as the second season of the “BEMANI PRO LEAGUE –SEASON 2-” for the “BEMANI PRO LEAGUE,” which combines music and eSports. Through these events, we will deliver the amusement and fun of Konami titles, which are enjoyable for participants and spectators alike, to an even greater number of customers.

Amusement

In our slot machine business, we will expand our product range with a focus on strengthening our lineup of DIMENSIONTM series cabinets, including the introduction of DIMENSION 75CTM, a participation-dedicated product which features 75-inch curved monitors, and DIMENSION TOP BoxTM, a participation-dedicated product which combines a 27-inch main monitor with a 49-inch monitor. In addition, we plan to start entering the market of Class II machines which are permitted to be used in casino facilities operated by Native American tribes and the market of Video Lottery Terminals (VLT) in New York State. In game content, we will also focus on expanding our lineup to match the characteristics of DIMENSIONTM series cabinets. Through these measures, we will enhance KONAMI's presence in the market.

Gaming & Systems

In our casino management system business, in addition to new installations of

SYNKROS to casino facilities in North America and Australia, we will introduce a variety of functionality which will endeavor to enhance and strengthen our product appeal including Synk Vision, which provides optimal information to players using the latest biometric authentication technology, SYNK31TM, a money laundering prevention system. In addition, we will continue to develop products tailored to customers’ needs, including a new Synkbox Lite, a hardware that is smaller than previous versions and more easily carried in casino facilities and cruise ships.

 
 

For the operation of sports clubs, in addition to our initiatives in accordance with guidelines established by industry associations for preventing the spread of COVID- 19, we are continuing to take measures to prevent the spread of infection based on our own standards, such as ozone sterilization, and working to manage our facilities to ensure that our customers can use them safely and securely.

Sports

With regard to the operation of outsourced facilities, we were newly chosen by Yokohama City, Minami-ku (Kanagawa Prefecture), Fukuoka City (Fukuoka Prefecture), and Kyoto Prefecture to serve as designated management for the operations of sports facilities in each region, and will begin operations starting in April 2022.

For the “Undo Juku” exercise circle aimed at children, at the swimming school, we will begin offering “Undo Juku Digital Note”?—a digital service which helps children to continue learning in a fun way through synergy between “Smart Swimming Lesson System,” a service developed by Sony Network Communications Inc., and the coaching techniques of Konami Sports Club instructors—and assist children in their efforts to take on new challenges.

We will continue to provide products and services that are tailored to changing values that come with the establishment of a new-normal lifestyle.

(2) Consolidated Financial Position
(i) Total Assets, Total Liabilities and Total Equity

Total Assets:

Total assets amounted to ¥528,613 million as of March 31, 2022, increasing by ¥39,607 million compared with March 31, 2021. This mainly resulted from an increase in cash and cash equivalents due to solid performance in the Digital Entertainment business, despite a decrease in income taxes receivable.

Total Liabilities:

Total liabilities amounted to ¥180,537 million as of March 31, 2022, decreasing by ¥8,927 million compared with March 31, 2021. This primarily resulted from a decrease in bonds and borrowings due to repayment of short-term borrowings.

Total Equity:

Total equity amounted to ¥348,076 million as of March 31, 2022, increasing by ¥48,534 million compared with March 31, 2021. This mainly resulted from an increase in retained earnings due to recognition of profit attributable to owners of the parent for the year.

Ratio of equity attributable to owners of the parent was 65.8%, increasing by 4.7 points compared with March 31, 2021 due to an increase in equity including recognition of profit for the year.

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Light & Wonder Offering Konami Slots on OpenGaming Platform

Light & Wonder has signed an aggregation partnership with Konami Gaming, providing a selection of the gaming developer’s online portfolio on the OpenGaming platform in the US.

Konami’s slots such as Adorned Peacock, China Shores, and Astronomical Magic are now available to Barstool Sports players in Michigan and Pennsylvania, and Golden Nugget users in New Jersey.

“This landmark aggregation deal is a huge moment for Light & Wonder as we grow our content offerings in the United States,” commented Steve Mayes, Partnership Director at Light & Wonder.

“It’s no secret that Konami is one of the biggest providers of quality content, its offering is truly second to none and we are delighted to have them on our industry-leading OpenGaming ecosystem.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to offer OpenGaming customers its incredible portfolio of slots and are confident they’ll prove hugely popular with players across multiple states.”

Megan Wolkoff, Director of Online Product at Konami Gaming Inc, added: “Our team is excited for the launch of this partnership with Light & Wonder at a time of ongoing growth of the igaming sector.

“The audience reach that OpenGaming provides is hugely appealing and means our immersive content can be accessible to even more players. We’re happy to see our games live already via OpenGaming and look forward to a fruitful partnership with Light & Wonder.”

Earlier this year, Scientific Games rebranded itself to Light & Wonder as part of its lottery sale and to align itself with its vision of ‘becoming the leading cross-platform global game company’.

Konami Post IGA Trade Show Update

INDIAN GAMING TRADESHOW & CONVENTION

Anaheim Convention Center

POST-SHOW PRODUCT OVERVIEW

April 2022

The Annual Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention featured a mix of industry top-performing Konami games and systems technology on April 21 – 22, 2022 in Anaheim, Calif. Throughout the 2-day event, tribal gaming professionals and executives representing 184 sovereign nations discovered winning entertainment available on Konami Gaming, Inc.’s DIMENSION line, as well as the latest award-winning releases from Konami’s SYNKROS® casino management system. This year’s show marked the debut premiere of the multi-game edition of All Aboard™ on Konami’s big-screen DIMENSION 75C™. In addition, guests explored industry-leading SYNKROS casino systems technology such as the Konetic™ employee mobile app, SYNK31™ Title 31 / Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and more throughout the event.  

Target Release: Q2, 2022

DIMENSION 75C™ is the newest premium cabinet in Konami’s DIMENSION line. This large format machine consists of one jumbo 75-inch monitor, curved from top to bottom in a slight “C” shape. Its generous slant top features dual jumbo spin buttons, dual cup holders, and dual wireless phone chargers. In keeping with all DIMENSION series slots, DIMENSION 75C has a sloped footrest, multi-color edge lighting effects, and a sheen silver finish.  DIMENSION 75C supports all popular Konami game IP from the DIMENSION 49J™, such as All Aboard and Ocean Spin™. Among the top showcase titles is a multi-game edition of All Aboard—bringing together 4 different base games in one machine.


DIMENSION 75C / Target Release: Q2, 2022

Players get a first-class ticket upgrade when they play the multi-game edition of All Aboard! It places top base game titles including Dynamite Dash™, Piggy Pennies™, Go West™, and Masked Warrior™ at the tip of a finger, all on the same game machine. The multi-game edition of All Aboard is available exclusively on the new big-screen DIMENSION 75C, configurable as a standalone cabinet or in linked banks and pods. Guests at the 2022 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention became the first to experience this exciting addition to Konami’s All Aboard offering.

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DIMENSION 49J & DIMENSION 75C / Target Release: Available Now

Thrill seekers can take the excitement of All Aboard to new heights with the release of All Aboard: Gold Express™. This high-denom edition of the popular Konami linked progressive has a large Grand jackpot starting at $50,000 or $100,000, based on selected par percentage. In addition, it supports a variety of multi-denom options to choose from. All Aboard: Gold Express is available with Dynamite Dash, Piggy Pennies, Go West, and Masked Warrior.


Target Release: Available Now

Konami Gaming, Inc.’s award-winning DIMENSION 49J has demonstrated success by consistently ranking among the casino industry’s top premium lease cabinets.  Equipped with a 49-inch 4K Ultra HD (UHD) “J” curve display, its streamlined frame and custom merchandizing options deliver entertainment over a wide variety of potential placement areas on the casino floor. The DIMENSION 49J’s custom-engineered button interface is contained within a lighted deck, with dual classic spin buttons and generous surface space for drinks, phones, and other personal effects. Additional player conveniences include a wireless smartphone charging pad, USB port, and built-in handbag hook.

Konami’s DIMENSION 49J is the launch pad for some of the industry’s most popular premium series like All Aboard and Ocean Spin—both of which continue to expand with additional base game titles. During the 2022 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention, guests encountered promising new linked series on this proven platform, including BattleBots®, Lucky Envelope™ and Bull Blitz™.

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DIMENSION 49J & DIMENSION 75C / Target Release: Available Now

A golden tree covered in striking red envelopes is the central object of fortune in Konami’s Lucky Envelope premium linked progressive series. Showcased on DIMENSION 49J with custom merchandising options, Lucky Envelope is a 243 Ways game, with 4 progressive jackpot levels that scale by denomination. Wild red envelope symbols appear on reels 1 and 2 throughout primary play, which can randomly trigger the jackpot pick game. When awarded, 30 red envelopes flood the screen for the player reveal a guaranteed jackpot award: Mini, Minor, Major, or Grand. Players can also win an instant Mini or Minor award through the game’s Coin Feature. During primary play, the Coin Feature is triggered by collecting a red envelope on reels 1 and 2 in conjunction with coin credit prize symbols on reels 3, 4, and 5. Lucky Envelope makes its Indian Gaming Tradeshow debut with 2 available base games: Jade Wealth™ and Plum Riches™.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/EZjgNUMi5n8

With its rich, serene green tones, Jade Wealth infuses the Lucky Envelope free game feature with random multipliers. Any 3 or more Free Game symbols trigger up to 15 free games, where Wild symbols on reels 1 and 2 may include additional 2x or 3x multipliers. If a Wild red envelope symbol lands in any position on reels 1 and 2, coin credit prizes on the remaining reels are awarded, with the multiplier applied to all prizes except the minor and mini coins.


Bathed in deep purple hues, Lucky Envelope: Plum Riches heralds its own unique free game adventure. The free game feature found in Plum Riches takes the Coin Feature even further, by only requiring a red envelope on reel 1, with coin credit prizes available across all the remaining reels. The progressive pick free is also available during the free games feature.


DIMENSION 49J / Target Release: Q2, 2022

Following proven success in the Australian market, Konami is introducing its Bull Blitz premium linked progressive series to North American audiences with launch themes including Fortunes of the Orient™ and Roses & Riches™. Backed by comprehensive multi-denomination options, this series offers players the chance at a big linked progressive Grand Jackpot, a progressive Mega Jackpot, and 3 standalone bonus awards. Any 6 or more golden bull symbols trigger the Bull Blitz feature, with a high-energy credit collection bonus. The 3x5 reel frame transforms to 15 independently spinning reels with random credit prizes, golden bull symbols, and blank positions. Wins tally over the course of the feature and any time a golden bull symbol lands, all shown credit awards may re-tally in an “X-TRA HIT”.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/5Dp-O2gV9xE

Players are transported to a role as honored guest of ancient nobility in Bull  Blitz: Fortunes of the Orient. Surrounded by ornate scenes and sparkling gardens, players are ushered through a unique journey to jackpots. Throughout primary play, any 3 or more lantern symbols award the free game feature, with full-reel hero symbols.

With a sunny glow and a romantic flare, Roses & Riches takes Konami’s Bull Blitz series to time of storybook love across the Spanish coastline. In addition to the Bull Blitz credit collection feature, players can win the Roses & Riches free game feature with any 3 or more rose symbols.    


DIMENSION 49J & DIMENSION 75C / Target Release: Q3, 2022

Robot fighting time is taking to the casino floor, with the world’s first BattleBots slots! Based on the popular robot combat sport and reality TV show broadcast in over 150 countries, Konami’s new BattleBots slots feature iconic environments, sounds, scenes, and machines from the show. Competitors rumble and roll across the reels, in a robot combat to cash. This premium linked progressive series includes giant symbols, expanding reels, and a free game feature that offers a chance to cheer fan favorite bots in a fight to fortune.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/6GR1oJeI6nA


Target Release: Available Now

DIMENSION 49 shares nearly all the same key elements of the premium DIMENSION 49J curved machine—including its sleek design, 4K Ultra-high definition (UHD) graphics, and custom-engineered button interface. But with a 49-inch flat portrait display, DIMENSION 49 offers a more streamlined cost option for a strong pipeline of core video slot content. It has all the ingredients for a thrilling player experience, combined with the array of original progressive slot series, to drive long-term entertainment variety and asset value to your venue. DIMENSION 49 gives more options to showcase popular portrait-screen games, on the latest powerful KXP™ platform.


DIMENSION 49 / Target Release: Available Now

Players can battle up to big bucks when they make way for Fortune Road™. This integrated progressive jackpot series for Konami’s DIMENSION 49 is an original new release, with credit collection feature reaching up across the top of the screen toward a big $5,000+ Grand Jackpot. Obscured symbols appear across the center reels throughout game play, which open to reveal high-value pic-A symbols or trigger symbols. Any 5 or more trigger symbols usher players to the Fortune Road feature, where they are awarded 3 spins. Players must land additional trigger symbols to topple the fighter symbols displayed above the reels, and collect the prize awards these fighters contain. After players collect the Mini, Minor, or Major awards just beyond the end of the fighter symbols, then they have a chance to claim the big Grand Jackpot should additional spins remain.

Players can come face-to-face with the full force of fortune in Power of the Samurai™! Throughout game play, samurai fighters stand guard to the big Grand jackpot. During the free games, players open an additional advantage as the low-value card symbols fall off the reels, for a picture symbols-filled free game adventure.

Fortune Road: Roman Honor™ puts the player as the hero! Enter the Fortune Road feature and each enemy they defeat takes them closer toward the victory of the big Grand jackpot! The action gets even more exciting during the free game feature, where the Fortune Road feature can occur more frequently.


DIMENSION 49 / Target Release: Available Now

Among Konami’s most popular titles for DIMENSION 49 is a symbol-driven linked jackpot series called Fortune Mint™, with Coin symbols that transform to random multipliers and jackpot symbols when appearing in a highlighted section of the reel frame. Ranked in Eilers & Krejcik Gaming’s list of Top Indexing NEW Games – Core, Video Reel for 11 straight months, Fortune Mint is recognizable by the giant glowing coin that shimmers across the upper part of the screen, spurring interest and anticipation toward its 3-level linked progressive jackpots. Any coin symbols that land in the center 3 reels can transform to 10x, 3x, or 2x multipliers, for up to 1,000x wins! The series also showcases a Question Mark feature, whereby coin symbols in the center reels display question marks and transform to multipliers or instant progressive prizes with dramatic effect. This year’s Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention signaled the debut of 2 original new Fortune Mint base games: Yi Da Ba Qian™ and Ya Zhou Bao Wu™.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/P79SZvjEdOs


Yi Da Ba Qian carries a mix of purple color hues during the primary game, bursting into gold during the free game feature. Upon entering the free game feature, players are awarded a guaranteed Coin symbol on reel 1 for every free spin they’ve won. This grants greater potential for winning symbol combinations.  

Ya Zhou Bao Wu is another available compliment in the Fortune Mint series. This original title features stacked Coin symbols on reel 1 throughout the free game feature.  With this boost on the first reel, players can enjoy even more winning excitement during their free spins, as they chase massive multiplier combinations.  


DIMENSION 49 / Target Release: Available Now

Following 10 straight months on Eilers & Krejcik’s list of Top 25 Indexing Core Games – Low Denom, Konami’s popular Treasure Ball™ Extended ROM linked progressive series is taking on new territory as an integrated linked progressive game in Treasure Ball Duo Luck™. This 5-level linked progressive features the iconic, animated prize ball machine in the upper half of the screen, filled with bright red, gold, and diamond-studded prize balls. Also featured in the prize ball machine are new, blue prize balls, which award random free game-related bonus adventures. Treasure Ball Duo Luck marked its Indian Gaming premiere on DIMENSION 49, with debut base games Elephant Break™ and Gorilla Riches™.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/xdpoKz90W-U


Players can win the special free game bonus in Elephant Break either by winning one or more blue prize balls during the Treasure Ball Feature, or by landing 3 or more scatter symbols during primary play. During the free games, each wild symbol that lands on the center 3 reels with multiply the total win by 2x or 3x. In addition, players can win increasing bonus Pic-A symbols during the free games, contingent on the number of Diamond Elephant symbols that appear on the reels.

Similar to Elephant Break, the blue prize balls offer unique free game awards in Gorilla Riches. Blue prize balls give random combinations of free spins and bonus credit symbol awards in a credit collection bonus, which transpires directly following the Treasure Ball Feature. A dynamic, white-haired gorilla with glowing green eyes helps celebrate each new credit award tally with thundering fists pounded against his chest.


DIMENSION 49 / Target Release: Available Now

Rising Diamond™ features a unique, expanding reel frame mechanic that takes advantage of DIMENSION 49’s tall portrait screen, with two unique game iterations: Pink Edition and Blue Edition. In this original linked progressive series, the main chase is the wild diamond symbols that appear in the middle 3 reels throughout game play. These wild symbols are colored pink in the Pink edition, and blue in the Blue Edition. Every time a wild diamond symbol lands on the reels, the player is rewarded—whether with an expanded reel frame and/or the free game feature. Rising Diamond features a GRAND linked progressive jackpot, MAJOR standalone progressive jackpot, and MINOR standalone progressive jackpot, with increased jackpot odds at higher bet levels.

Rising Diamond is designed to accelerate player excitement as the reel frame stretches further upward. As a scatter pay game that awards wins based on adjacent left-to-right symbol connections rather than traditional line pays, Rising Diamond’s expanding reel frame greatly expands the number of ways each spin can win, up to 100,000 ways! And as the reel frame expands, players increase the odds of triggering the Rising Diamond Bonus—an enhanced free game feature with an expanded reel frame. Rising Diamond: Pink Edition awards up to 6 free games and up to 2x wins. Players can win additional free games during the free game feature.  

Rising Diamond: Blue Edition awards up to 3 free games and up to 5x wins. The combination of free games and multipliers awarded is contingent on the outcome of a pick game that occurs directly upon award of the Rising Diamond Bonus. The player is invited to select from a collection of diamonds to reveal their random free game bonus enhancements.

Target Release: Available Now

Konami’s newest stacked-screen core cabinet is out now, as DIMENSION 27. DIMENSION 27 showcases the same base as DIMENSION 49J—complete with relaxed slant top, sloped footrest, touchscreen button deck, dual cupholders, and wired and wireless phone chargers—but with three 27-inch monitors in Ultra High-Definition. The bottom screen is roughly at a 70-degree angle for ease of view, while the top two screens stand vertical. DIMENSION 27 is the launchpad for a strong variety of game content, including special-edition SeleXion® multi-game packs, extended ROM progressive jackpot games, new integrated standalone jackpot games, and original new linked progressive series.

 

DIMENSION 27 / Target Release: Available Now

Panda Power™ is an original new linked progressive jackpot series available now on DIMENSION 27. It combines popular Konami base games on the lower screen—like Dragon’s Law Twin Fever™, Lion Carnival™, Solstice Celebration™, and Thunder Warrior™—with both a bonus reel frame and a bonus wheel shown on the middle and top screens respectively—effectively leveraging all 3 game screens to deliver different game play experiences.  Panda Power offers additional bonus adventure opportunities for players on games they already know and love. Whenever 3 or more Panda Power symbols land on the primary reels, the Panda Power Feature is awarded. The middle bonus reel frame is activated, and players receive 1 spin on a reel filled with only panda face symbols and blank symbols. Depending on how many panda faces land at the end of the spin, the player is awarded a corresponding number of bonus spins. To make the rewards even greater, players next move to the prize wheel in the top screen where they have the chance at a guaranteed additional prize above beyond the awarded bonus spins.

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Lion Carnival is among the most popular releases in Konami’s Multiple Lines 15 REELS™ series, not to mention an exciting upcoming addition to the Panda Power series. It features a mystery multiplier chance throughout game play. All multipliers appearing after the reels stop will be multiplied together, for a total multiplier from 1x to 144x. During the free games, the mystery multiplier feature is always active.

No matter the time year, Konami’s popular Solstice Celebration 5-reel video slot captures the magic of the seasons with fascinating bonus play and frequent Sparkle Feature. The game uses Konami’s Xtra Reward® and Action Stacked Symbols® to create stacks of framed matching symbols for increasing win combinations. Anytime framed stacked symbols cover 2 or more reels, any remaining partially-framed reels nudge to cover the entire reel and all framed symbols are transformed to a matching, random gigantic symbol—an extra winning opportunity called the Sparkle Feature. Should the Sparkle Feature produce the free game princess symbol, players win up to 40 free games. During the free games, any wild sun symbols automatically nudge to cover the entire reel with wilds, and the Sparkle Feature can occur more frequently.

Players can feel the earth quiver and the jackpots quake when they wield the power of the Greek god of thunder in Panda Power: Thunder Warrior. Inspired by strength of Thor, this 5-reel slot game places him as the hero character. His face covers the wild symbol, his helmet acts as the scatter symbol, and his hammer gleams as Pic-A. Whenever a wild symbol lands on the reels, there is a chance Thor shoots down lightning upon the reels, randomly sending full-reel wilds across any reels.

Dragon’s Law Twin Fever is also expanding its reach into the new Panda Power series. This Xtra Reward® title is an original math 5-reel game that pays tribute to the top-performing classic with two long-tailed Dragon’s Law™ characters displayed in the upper screen—a red dragon and a blue dragon—for double the mystery feature excitement. Randomly before or after any spin, either one or both dragon characters will snake across the reels to scatter additional wild symbols. Dragon’s Law Twin Fever also includes a free game feature, triggered by any 3 or more scatter yin-yang symbols. The Dragon’s Law Feature occurs more frequently during the free games, and additional free games can be won during the free game feature.

 

DIMENSION 27 / Target Release: Q2, 2022

Konami is taking its popular Celestial Riches series to soaring new heights on DIMENSION 27, with an enhancement that allows players to activate the entire reel frame with prize opportunities, in Celestial Moon Riches Eclipse™. Based on their bet, players activate special reel areas for transforming wilds and scatter symbols, which turn to random multipliers and wheel spin opportunities respectively. Celestial Moon Riches Eclipse also debuts a new Eclipse Prize Feature—a credit collection bonus awarded through the game’s wheel feature.

 

DIMENSION 27 / Target Release: Q2, 2022

Like Celestial Moon Riches Eclipse, Celestial Sun Riches Eclipse™ is an ULTRAREELS™ 3-4-4-4-3 game with a 1-level standalone jackpot prize. When any 3 or more scatter symbols land with a least 1 scatter symbol in the special reel area, the game’s Wheel Feature is awarded. If the wheel spin lands on the Eclipse Prize Feature, the player is transported to a credit collection feature across the game’s 3 center reels, with 3 spins awarded. If all 12 positions in the Eclipse Prize Feature become filled, the player is awarded the Total Eclipse Bonus, with 5x wins the collected credit prizes.  

 

DIMENSION 27 / Target Release: Available Now

Ru Yi Wheel™ is an original linked series with a colorful mix of prizes—including wild multipliers, progressive jackpots, wheel spins, and bonus awards—delivered through Asia-inspired art elements, characters, sounds, and scenes. Throughout game play, wheel symbols appear on reels 1 and 5. If a wheel symbol lands on reel 1 or 5, there is a chance of triggering the game’s Jackpot Wheel feature, and if a wheel symbols land on both reel 1 and 5, the Jackpot Wheel feature is guaranteed. Players can increase the number of wheel symbols on the reels by increasing their bet amount—thereby increasing their chance to spin to win a Mini, Major, Mega, or Grand jackpot. Konami’s Ru Yi Wheel linked slot series has two available base games: Ru Yi Wheel Lion™ and Ru Yi Wheel Panda™. 

Ru Yi Wheel Lion puts players at the heart of the celebration, with festive drums, deep red hues, surprising firecrackers, and the traditional Chinese lion as high-value PIC-a symbol. Throughout game play, random 2x, 3x, and 5x wild multipliers appear across all center reels. During the free games, any random wild multipliers that appear one symbol outside the primary reel frame will jump into the frame and replace the adjacent symbol.

Players are surrounded by symbols of wealth in Ru Yi Wheel Panda. Golden figures and ornamental frames spin across the reels, surrounded by serene green tones, bright peonies, and a smiling panda. Any 3 or more temple symbols award up to 25 free games. During the free games, only 2 additional temple symbols are required to win additional free spins. 

 

DIMENSION 27 / Target Release: Available Now

Shiny, coveted, and an instant classic, Konami’s Mystical Pearl™ series is made for slot treasure seekers! Featured on Konami’s DIMENSION 27 core cabinet, this undersea-themed linked progressive is focused on collecting simmering Pearl symbols, for a Stay & Spin bonus with GRAND jackpot potential. Any time throughout primary play or the free games, the hero character can randomly deliver additional Pearl symbols to the reels, increasing the odds of triggering the Stay & Spin feature. Any 6 or more Pearls will trigger the feature, where players have the chance to win random credit prizes, fixed MINOR or MINI bonuses, the standalone MAJOR progressive, or the large, linked GRAND. Mystical Pearl has 2 compatible base game options: Mystical Pearl Mermaid™ and Mystical Pearl Neptune™. Filled with an ocean of excitement and sounds that make a splash, Mystical Pearl is a perfect slot showcase across DIMENSION 27’s stacked displays.

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DIMENSION 27 / Target Release: Available Now

Konami’s popular SeleXion multi-game platform is arriving to players on the DIMENSION 27 with a curated collection of Certified Original Konami favorites. The first in these special-edition SeleXion Classic packs features a leading line-up of player-favorite K2V platform titles including China Shores™, Roman Tribune™, Ancient Dragon™, Money Blast™ and Rawhide™. All offer a rich array of in-game configuration options, including a mix of denominations and line sections.  SeleXion’s robust processing power gives players the fastest game change speed and an optimal interface to enjoy a fun mix of their favorite games in one spot. Both the topper display and center screen graphics show a “Certified Original” badge to help reinforce the games’ integrity to the original classic versions players love.

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Konami’s award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system is in the midst of record momentum, with several high-profile new clients from among the industry’s most innovative tribal operators. It has become the system of choice for properties operating in jurisdictions widely considered the most competitive gaming markets in the world. Top new technology releases include its SYNK31 all-in-one Title 31 / AML system, cardless and cashless solutions, Konetic employee mobile app, and much more.

The Konetic Employee App empowers casino teams to perform a mix of tasks directly from a secure mobile device. By taking traditional cage functions like TITO ticket redemption out on-the-go through Konetic’s Voucher tool, guests can enjoy new heights of service and convenience from a permissioned floor attendant without waiting in line at the cage or kiosk. The Konetic Employee App also improves casino floor response times through its enhanced Slot Dispatch module, which also supports team efficiency and visibility. In addition, Konetic’s Cash Can module make soft drops and counts effortless by allowing permissioned employees to scan barcodes and automate the swap out process once each of the cans have been entered.

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For years, SYNKROS has supported cashless play at slot machines and table games through Money Klip cashless wagering. Players simply load funds to their loyalty account at the cage or an interfaced TITO kiosk, for easy, fast, and secure digital transactions directly at the gaming machine. Players simply insert their card at the machine and enter their secure PIN when prompted through the True-Time Display™ or True-Time Windowing™. Upon successful verification, a message will appear confirming that the cashless wagering account is enabled, and players are invited to click the money icon in order to define how much cash they wish to bring into the game from their Money Klip. When the card is removed from the machine after play, any remaining balance is transferred back into their Money Klip account. They can even spend their digital funds at non-gaming outlets like property restaurants and bars. These combined features really help make cashless wagering as seamless and useful for players as possible.

Konami’s award-winning SYNK31 is a comprehensive Title 31 Anti-Money Laundering (AML) system that allows permissioned SYNKROS administrators to gather, track, review, and complete all AML requirements, including Multiple Transaction Log (MTL), Negotiable Instrument Log (NIL), Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR), Currency Transaction Reporting (CTR), Know Your Customer (KYC) and more. SYNK31 leverages SYNKROS’ industry-leading data architecture to capture and compile all necessary AML information with robust, near real-time results. It supports automated upload of IRS forms, for maximum ease and efficiency. In addition, SYNK31 provides true case management, empowering administrators to compile all reporting, time stamped notes, files documents, screenshots, photos, videos, and emails associated with particular patron or incident in one spot.

Top-ranked Konami Casino Games and Systems Technology Arrive to the Annual Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced a collection of high-performing games and system technology coming to the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention in Anaheim, Calif., on April 21 – 22, 2022. In support of continued tribal growth and success, Konami is delivering industry-leading entertainment on its DIMENSION line, as well as the latest award-winning SYNKROS® innovations trusted by the region’s largest operators. Throughout show hours, Konami’s SYNKROS team is presenting live demonstrations on its Konetic™ employee mobile app, SYNK31™ Title 31 / Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and newest cashless and cardless enhancements, for casino operators to see and experience.

Top-ranked series spanning All Aboard™, Ocean Spin™, Fortune Mint™, and Treasure Ball™ are also arriving at the event, with four unique cabinet form factors in Konami’s award-winning DIMENSION line of machines. In addition, this year’s Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention marks the debut launch of the multi-game edition of All Aboard on Konami’s big-screen DIMENSION 75C™.

“Tribal operators will be the first to encounter the multi-game edition of one the world’s most popular new slot series, All Aboard. This brings Dynamite Dash, Piggy Pennies, Masked Warrior, and Go West together on one, large-format machine called the DIMENSION 75C,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “It is a huge showcase that we’re pleased to share at the 2022 Indian Gaming event, and share with players as early as next month.”

All Aboard multi-game, Ocean Spin™, and high-denom All Aboard Gold Express™ are appearing at the 2022 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention on Konami’s latest premium cabinet, DIMENSION 75C. The machine’s 75-inch, 4K Ultra High-Definition screen is engineered in a slight C-curve shape, giving players and pairs a larger-than-life game experience with some of today’s most popular slots.

DIMENSION 75C and its available debut games can be placed as singular standalone cabinets, or linked in pod or bank configurations for an incredible centerpiece on the gaming floor.

“All DIMENSION cabinets share proven core elements of the award-winning DIMENSION 49J, which won first place for Best Slot Product last year. That hardware success—combined with the strength of the software—continues to deliver performance and value to our casino customers,” said Jingoli.

“Additionally, guests at this year’s Indian Gaming event can explore more widely-anticipated premium series, such as Bull Blitz, Lucky Envelope, and BattleBots slots.”

Lucky Envelope™ is an original series inspired by the gift-giving tradition of the red envelope, which in the slot game provide symbol-driven credit collection events as well as a mystery jackpot chance. It is arriving now to casinos, and will be followed by another original series call Bull Blitz™—a proven successful Konami slot now live in Australian markets. The world’s first BattleBots® slots will also be featured at the 2022 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention, filled with recognizable scenes, sounds, and machines from the popular robot combat sport and reality TV show.

Ranked the industry’s Number One Top Indexing Cabinet – Portrait for four straight months, Konami’s DIMENSION 49™ core cabinet is showcasing a mix of continuing content options at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention. Guests at the event are the first to see two new additions to Konami’s Fortune Mint™ slot series, which has ranked in the Eiler’s & Krejcik’s list of Top Indexing NEW Games – Core, Video Reel for nine straight months. Other highlights include an integrated progressive version of Treasure Ball™ called Treasure Ball Duo Luck™, an expanding reel frame series called Rising Diamond™, and more.
“Like in the premium lease segment, Konami’s DIMENSION core offering is among the industry’s top entertainment available today,” said Jingoli. “For-sales series like Fortune Mint are an easy win for properties, and we’re excited to continue extending that benefit to casino across Indian country.”

The stacked-screen DIMENSION 27™ machine is showing several fresh series, as well as SeleXion® multi-game. And Konami’s latest gaming entertainment for Historical Horse Racing (HHR) is coming live to this year’s exhibit—making it the first Indian Gaming Tradeshow to include Konami HHR machines.

Konami’s SYNKROS casino management system team is hosting live demonstrations throughout the 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 enhancements spanning table games cashless wagering, login by phone number, built-in VIP host, multi-site exclusion management, and more. The newest features
and function for Konami’s Konetic employee mobile app are also available for casino teams to try firsthand.

“SYNKROS is the system of choice for leading tribal operators across a broad area of market sectors. So many are taking advantage of this unique time in gaming history to propel the future of their business, and Konami is committed to delivering the long-term technology ecosystem to support it,” Jingoli said.

Attendees are encouraged to visit booth #1538 at the Anaheim Convention Center on April 21 - 22, 2022 to explore these and more Konami releases. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.

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KONAMI Founder and Chairman Kagemasa Kozuki is Named to the Mississippi Gaming Hall of Fame

Legacy of longtime gaming leader and philanthropist receives formal recognition from officers of the Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association


Las Vegas, NV — January 20, 2022

KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION Founder, Chairman, and Representative Director Kagemasa Kozuki has been named in the Mississippi Gaming Hall of Fame, Class of 2022 by the Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association (MGHA). Mr. Kozuki established and expanded KONAMI’s presence across the state of Mississippi, as both a gaming provider and community supporter by leading global gaming developer and manufacturer, Konami Gaming, Inc. He will be officially inducted to the Mississippi Gaming Hall of Fame during the 2022 Southern Gaming Summit, on May 5, 2022 at Biloxi’s Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. 

“Mr. Kozuki is among the gaming pioneers that have helped develop this industry into a long-term material benefit for people and communities in the State of Mississippi,” said Larry Gregory, executive director of the MGHA. “We look forward to recognizing and celebrating his work as the official induction approaches.”

Mr. Kozuki founded KONAMI INDUSTRY CO., LTD in 1969 to lease and maintain jukeboxes. Under his leadership, the company has grown substantially over the past 50+ years to become a major international corporation operating four business segments: Digital Entertainment, Amusement, Gaming and Systems, and Sports. In addition to his success in business, Mr. Kozuki formed the Kozuki Foundation in 1982 to promote sports, educational, cultural, and social support related activities, and to improve the public good, creating a better society. 

“The future of gaming, whether here in the U.S. or in markets as far away as Japan, relies upon strong technology and strong communities. Mr. Kozuki has demonstrated a relentless personal commitment to both, and for that I’m thrilled to offer sincere congratulations for his naming to the Mississippi Gaming Hall of Fame,” said Bill Hornbuckle, CEO & president, MGM Resorts International, which operates 32 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings in the United States and Macau, including Beau Rivage and Gold Strike Tunica in Mississippi.

“Mr. Kozuki’s merits as a gaming technology leader and community advocate are seen in markets around the world,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “This is an important and exciting time to see his contributions forever acknowledged in the Mississippi Gaming Hall of Fame.”

“In working under Mr. Kozuki on KONAMI’s gaming and systems expansion for more than two decades, he has held our focus on responsibility, success, and integrity. This has led to ongoing growth and enrichment for the people, communities, and customers we serve,” said Steve Sutherland, president & chief executive officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “KONAMI is proud to celebrate Mr. Kozuki’s extraordinary contributions and accomplishments as he is added into the Hall of Fame.”

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

Konami Second Quarter Results, F2022 Results

Konami Holdings' complete financial reports for Q2, Fiscal 2022:

Q2, F22 Quarterly Release

Q2, F22 Investor Presentation

 

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.

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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

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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.”