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Konami Announces New Senior Leadership Promotions

Top casino gaming manufacturer elevates its senior management team with recent internal appointments 

Las Vegas, NV — July 17, 2018 

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced several key promotions in senior management, resulting from continued growth and expansion of the organization. Further reinforcing the strength of its internal leadership, Konami has appointed Shanna Grimes to vice president, human resources; Gary Snobel to vice president, corporate planning & IT administration; and William (Bill) Wadleigh to senior director, game development. 

“These new appointments are a reflection of Konami’s strong momentum within the business and reliable long-term position in the gaming industry,” said Steve Sutherland, president and chief executive officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Konami’s senior management is driven by a commitment to excellence, accountability, and innovation—values which are shared by each of these key members of leadership.” 

Leading the company’s human resources department since 2016, Shanna Grimes quickly established a track record of success in strategic organizational planning and talent management. Gary Snobel has been a pivotal member of the company for more than a decade, driving Konami Gaming, Inc.’s global corporate planning in a variety of aspects from financial analysis to infrastructure solutions. Industry veteran Bill Wadleigh joins Konami’s senior management team following significant milestone contributions to strategic product innovation. 

In addition, Fernando Rivera has been promoted to senior director, global field service, and David Schwartz has been promoted to senior director, customer experience, in recognition for their longstanding success and dedication. 

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

Konami Highlights a Broad Library of the Latest Video Slots and Progressives at the 2018 Peru Gaming Show

Top global series from Smash Smash Festival to Star Watch launch PGS debut 

Las Vegas, NV — May 16, 2018 

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced an expansive lineup of the latest video slot themes and base games showcased at this year’s Peru Gaming Show at Lima’s Jockey Exposition Center on June 20 to 21. Concerto™ Crescent™, Smash Smash Festival™, Star Watch, Cai Lai Si Ji™, Lucky O’Leary Jackpots™, Celestial Sun Riches™, and Celestial Moon Riches™ are among the top new releases arriving to PGS for the first time. Konami Booth #43 will also feature a suite of Concerto™ SeleXion® multi-game offerings across its upright, slant, and curved cabinets. 

“Konami is delivering a leading library of proven entertainment to Peru Gaming Show 2018, from imaginative progressive mechanics to original symbol-driven features,” said Eduardo Aching, vice president, international gaming operations at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Casino customers across the region will discover over 50 new game themes for SeleXion and incredible single screen releases for curved Concerto Crescent, designed with a focus on creative engagement and exceptional quality.” 

Key progressive game releases at PGS 2018 include Smash Smash Festival linked progressive, with an increasing prize pool of mystery piñata awards, and classic Quick Strike™, a 2-level standalone progressive first popularized on K2V™ which has recently expanded to Concerto’s KP3+™ platform. Both are compatible with Concerto SeleXion multi-game, on upright and Slant. Concerto Crescent will feature SeleXion, as well as strong mix of titles with built-in progressive features such as Star Watch Fire™, Star Watch Magma™, Lucky O’Leary Jackpots, and more. 

“New progressive game series like Smash Smash Festival and Star Watch have demonstrated outstanding success for our customers,” said Aching. “Konami is thrilled to share these and many more top developments with casino operators from across the region during PGS 2018.” 

Guests of Peru Gaming Show are encouraged to visit Konami booth #43 at the Jockey Exhibition Center on June 20 to 21, 2018 to explore these and more new releases. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com. 

Konami Peru Gaming Show Product Overview

PRODUCT OVERVIEW 

June 2018 

Konami Gaming, Inc. is delivering a strong library of the latest top-performing games and technology for gaming executives and professionals to explore during this year’s Peru Gaming Show. For the first time, Konami’s 43” curved screen Concerto™ Crescent™ cabinet will arriving to the event, packed with leading game options such as Star Watch Fire™, Lucky O’Leary Jackpots™, China Shores Great Stacks™, Lotus Land Deluxe Wild™, and more. Concerto Crescent will also feature SeleXion® multi-game and its ablility to offer a mix of new single screen releases together in a single machine. Popular progressive games including Smash Smash Festival™, Quick Strike™, and Cai Lai Si Ji™ are also aligned for arrival to Konami Booth #43, with player-favorite jackpot features that demonstrate exceptional engagment over time. 

 

Concerto upright & Slant 

Bursting with fun fiesta flare and colorful celebration, Smash Smash Festival™ is a top linked progressive development making its PGS premiere this summer. Instead of traditional metering progressive prizes, this game progresses the number of available prizes in the jackpot pool with each mystery-trigger selection until a player is awarded the Smash Time bonus to redeem all prizes in the central pot. All jackpot amounts are fixed, and odds of achieving the mystery trigger increase with higher extra bet levels. Smash Smash Festival can combine with a variety of base game themes and is compatible with SeleXion multi-game. 

 

Concerto upright & Slant 

Fans of Konami’s classic Quick Strike™ progressive will be pleased to see it is now available to combine with a mix of leading KP3+ game titles on Concerto SeleXion multi-game. Similar to the popular original, this game is a 2-level standalone progressive. Randomly during any purchased spin, a prize is awarded to the player and brilliantly celebrated with a fanfare of fireworks. Reset values and increment rates are operator-configurable. 

 

Concerto Crescent 

Among the top Crescent game releases showcased at PGS 2018 is Konami’s new Star Watch series. Star Watch Fire™ and Star Watch Magma™ showcase Konami’s new Strike Zone™ game feature, which invites players to activate increasing areas of the reel frame for special bonus events at various extra bet increments. Players can expand their Strike Zone to activate entire reel strips from left to right, up to the entire frame. Every star prize symbol that lands in the player’s selected Strike Zone awards a random credit prize, jackpot, or wheel spin bonus with guaranteed Mini, Major, Mega, or Maxi jackpot. The Strike Zone also remains active during the free games, where prize symbols nudge to the fill the entire reel with individual prizes, bonuses, and/or progressives. Star Watch Fire and Star Watch Magma are available with a mix of multi-denom options. 

 

Concerto Crescent 

Players are on the hunt for the leprechaun’s shining pot of gold in Konami’s new Lucky O-Leary Jackpots™. This 7-8-8-8-7 game includes a 3-level progressive jackpot chance, with increasing odds at higher bet levels. Players can win a Maxi, Major, or Mini jackpot by collecting specially-activated wild pot of gold symbols of blue and red. During the free games, Lucky O-Leary awards over 240 additional wilds, according to the number of four leaf clover trigger symbols collected. 

 

Concerto upright & Slant 

One of Konami’s top new game series offers a unique combination of multipliers, bonus credit awards, free games, and a big hit jackpot prize to give players a variety of win opportunities at higher odds as they increase their bet amount. Celestial Sun Riches™ and Celestial Moon Riches™ are all-new ULTRA REELS® games that feature a selectable Strike Zone area to activate additional bonus opportunities. Players can increase their extra bet amount to further expand the Strike Zone, where every wild eclipse symbols transform to random 2x or 3x multipliers and each sun or moon symbol awards a wheel bonus if the free game feature is triggered. 

During the wheel bonus, players have the chance to win credit prize awards, additional free games, 3x or 5x wild multipliers, and the big jackpot. The free game feature begins directly after the wheel bonus and all wins are doubled during the free games. Celestial Sun Riches and Celestial Moon Riches are multi-denom game titles, available on Concerto upright and Slant™. 

 

Concerto upright & Slant 

Konami’s Cai Lai Si Ji™ series is among the top performing progressive games arriving to this year’s Peru Gaming Show. Featuring brilliant Asian-style art elements, this 4-level standalone progressive bonus can occur anytime a wild symbol appears. A Chinese scroll opens to reveal 12 mystery gold blossoms, which players match to determine their award. Cai Lai Si Ji spans a collection of custom base games including Wealth of Dynasty™, Winning Animals™, and more. All are part of Konami’s ULTRA REELS PRIME™ series, which awards wins based on left to right adjacent symbol combinations and features 243 possible ways to win. Showcased on Concerto Slant and upright, Cai Lai Si Ji has shown strong global performance and popular momentum across a variety of markets. 

Konami’s popular SeleXion is bringing the industry’s most agile and customizable multi-game technology to a record variety of Concerto cabinets for players across the world to enjoy. During PGS 2018, Konami is showcasing SeleXion on Concerto upright and Concerto Slant, as well as 43” single-screen Concerto Crescent. 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. Operators can custom select a mix of game themes on a single machine, as well as a progressive bonus. 

SeleXion’s expansion to Concerto Crescent provides Peruvian operators a versatile solution to feature a rapidly expanding library of single screen game releases from Konami. New single screen titles like Lotus Land Deluxe Wild™, China Shores Great Stacks™, Dragon Fury™, and Pharaoh’s Fury™ can all be featured on one machine. Casinos can deploy an entertaining variety of the latest games on one of the most popular multi-game platforms globally. 

 

Dragon Fury™ 

Concerto Crescent 

Dragon Fury is a Multiple Lines® 7-8-8-8-7™ title for Concerto Crescent with a unique bonus that dramatically increases the number of high-value dragon symbols across the reel sets during the free games according to the number of trigger free game symbols, up to 241 dragon symbols for 6 trigger symbols. 

Dragon Fury can also be configured to include a mystery-trigger, 2-level standalone progressive bonus. 

 

Pharaoh’s Fury™ 

Concerto Crescent 

Filled with a fascinatingly mysterious Egyptian theme, Pharaoh’s Fury is another 7-8-8-8-7 game shown at PGS 2018 on Concerto Crescent. Pharaoh’s Fury also has an available progressive bonus option and carries a free game feature with bursts of extra wilds across the reel sets according to the number of trigger symbols. Additional free games can be won during the feature, and tally below the reels for redemption after the first set of free games is completed. 

 

China Shores Great Stacks™ 

Concerto Crescent 

China Shores Great Stacks is a tall 6x5 reel version of the iconic original that doubles the number of reel positions for potential free games and Action Stacked Symbols®. Fans have the chance at big free game awards with 2x all wins. China Shores Great Stacks also has a variety of options for players to choose during the Balance of Fortune™, including a random credit prize, bonus multipliers, and bonus picture symbols. 

 

Mayan Chief Great Stacks™ 

Concerto Crescent 

Konami’s popular Mayan Chief is also arriving to Concerto Crescent with a new 6x5 reel format. This 60-line game features Action Stacked Symbols and top free game awards for big-impact excitement. During the Balance of Fortune feature, players can select from a mix of super free game options, regular free games with 2x all wins, or a random credit prize. 

 

Lotus Land Deluxe Wild™ 

Concerto Crescent 

The recognizable white tiger from Konami’s top-performing Lotus Land™ is making its return with a new tall 6x5 reel format designed to showcase surprising multiplier game play on Concerto Crescent. During the free games, wild symbols appearing on reels 2, 3, and 4 transform into random multipliers, and can even trigger a bonus re-spin feature for additional wins. 

 

Great Moai™ 

Concerto upright & Slant 

With inspiration from the monuments first created by the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island thousands of years ago, Great Moai brings these remarkable carvings to life with surprising effect. In this original math game for upright and slant, Moai statues appearing in the top screen shoot down to the lower reels to become either full-reel wilds or full-reel wilds with 2x multipliers. In addition, upon arriving to the reels the full-reel Moai symbols randomly hop toward reel 1, increasing anticipation of even greater line win combinations.

 

5 Elemental Legends™ 

Concerto upright & Slant 

In Konami’s new 5 Elemental Legends, players come face-to-face with adventure inside the dragon's lair, where he bathes in pools of long-lost golden riches ripe for the claim. This 5-reel Xtra Reward game features 2-symbols-in-1 on the center reel. During the free games, players have the option to select different combinations of free game amounts and random multipliers, up to 40x. 

 

Nouveau Beauties™ 

Concerto upright & Slant 

Konami’s Nouveau Beauties features a striking new art style inspired by the Art Nouveau movement with dramatic curves, natural elements, and strong female figures. Nouveau Beauties is a new addition to the Multiple Lines 15 REELS™ series, made popular by titles including The Dawn of the Andes™ and Sparkling Roses™. Four lovely heroines champion the reels of this Xtra Reward game and summon mystery multiplier awards up to 125x. 

 

African Beat™ 

Concerto upright & Slant 

Get to the heart of the action with Konami’s newest ULTRA REELS game, African Beat. Showcasing the Fade Away™ symbol replacement feature first debuted in Chili Chili Fire™, African Beat randomly incinerates all lower-value card symbols and replaces them with wild, scatter, and picture symbols while the game’s giant gorilla character beats his chest with a thundering roar. African Beat features a 4-4-4-4-4 reel configuration and 1024 ways to win. 

Konami - Post NIGA Indian Gaming Show Product Overview

The 33rd Annual National Indian Gaming Association Tradeshow & Convention featured a number of key Konami releases, from 4K video slots to original bonus game developments. More than 6,000 casino executives and tribal leaders arrived to this year’s event with the opportunity to see and interact with a record variety of bonus game entertainment available across every game cabinet—including the latest large-format Concerto™ Opus™ with 65” display. Konami’s SYNKROS® casino management system connected the both as a comprehensive demo environment throughout the show, with advancements spanning True-Time Windowing™, SYNKROS Dashboards™, and more.

Concerto upright & Slant

Power Boost Inferno™ is among Konami’s newest original linked progressive games and is launching for availability across Indian Country. Players increase their odds for the Supreme jackpot up to 10x through selected extra credit bet contributions. When the mystery-trigger feature is awarded, a wheel with 3 levels of increasing prizes emerges from a lava inferno. According to bet level, players have a number of assigned pointers that spin around the wheel. With each spin, every pointer will land on a credit prize, progressive prize, or level up to the next level. The bonus continues until all pointers have claimed a prize, with the linked Supreme jackpot as the center top available award.

Concerto upright & Slant

One of the most exciting new additions to Konami’s Concerto game library is a symbol-driven linked progressive game called Money Galaxy™. This year marked its NIGA premiere with 3 custom base game themes: Radiant Witch™, Dragon’s Return™, and Pharaoh’s Power™. All themes are unique multi-denom releases—with original math and mechanics—but share the same Money Galaxy progressive feature.

Throughout primary play, any 3 or more bonus prize symbols appearing with a wild symbol on reel 5 trigger the Money Galaxy feature. As it transitions to the feature, those positions become fixed while the remaining positions transform to independently-spinning reels filled with bonus prize amounts, progressives, and blank spaces. Players are awarded 3 spins on the bonus reel frame and if all positions are filled with prizes, they advance to a new round and increasing potential progressive awards, up to the ultimate linked Maxi jackpot.

Radiant Witch™

This 5-reel game has an enchanting hazel-eyed mystic as its hero character. She acts as the reel 5 trigger symbol during the Money Galaxy Feature and helps provide travel through the feature by resetting the available spins with her magic orb. During the free games, Radiant Witch removes all lower-value card symbols, leaving only high-value picture symbols and prize symbols, with a greater chance at the Money Galaxy Feature.

Dragon’s Return™

Players with a thirst for excitement can champion the hero’s journey in Dragon’s Return. When the fire-breathing dragon appears on reel 5 with at least 3 prize symbols, the Money Galaxy feature is awarded. The Dragon helps clear the path ahead by igniting additional free spins when at least 1 prize symbol lands. During the free games, additional Dragon trigger symbols are added to the reels for higher odds at hitting the Money Galaxy Feature.

Pharaoh’s Power™

Fans of Konami’s popular Chili Chili Fire™ will want to keep an eye out for Pharaoh’s Power! This game includes a Fade Away Feature™ during the free games that randomly eliminates lower-value card symbols, leaving only high-value picture symbols and prize symbols. The Pharaoh’s powerful gaze helps signal the feature as his eyes alight across the screen and crumble the lower symbols to pieces! During the Money Galaxy feature, he helps guide players to additional wins by resetting the available spins with a strike from the growing red amulet upon his royal headdress.

Concerto Crescent & Stack

The swashbuckling kitties of Purrfect Pirates™ and Purrdy Pirates™ are setting sail across the seven seas in search of fantastic feline fortune! These crazy cats are coming to Concerto Crescent™ with a host of fun features for players to discover. This symbol-driven linked progressive series has a 5-reel base game and free game feature. During the free games, reel 3 is filled entirely with Diamond, Cat, and BONUS symbols.

Any 3 Bonus symbols trigger the Prize Bonus. One free spin is awarded on a special reel frame containing credit prize awards, fixed bonus awards, and blank spaces. In a dramatic lead-up to the free spin, the player advances to 3 different ‘select a card’ features where the comical kitty pirates help level-up the available awards. If every reel position is filled at the end of the free spin, 3 treasure chests appear with a chance to pick the linked Maxi jackpot, the standalone Mega jackpot, or a 5x multiplier.

Concerto upright & Slant

Konami’s new Magician’s Charm™ linked progressive made its world debut at NIGA 2018. This 4-level progressive includes multi-denom options and a higher jackpot chance at higher bet levels. Randomly throughout primary game play, the Magician’s Charm feature can occur. A velvet curtain swings open to reveal 12 magician hat symbols. Players select any symbol to reveal a hidden charm with a corresponding jackpot prize. The feature continues until 3 matching charms are revealed and the designated jackpot is awarded. Magician’s Charm combines with most KP3+™ platform base games for Concerto upright and Slant™.

Concerto upright & Slant

One of Konami’s top new game series offers a unique combination of multipliers, bonus credit awards, free games, and a big hit jackpot prize to give players a variety of win opportunities at higher odds as they increase their bet amount. Celestial Sun Riches™ and Celestial Moon Riches™ are all-new ULTRA REELS® games that feature a selectable Strike Zone™ area to activate additional bonus opportunities. Players can increase their extra bet amount to further expand the Strike Zone, where every wild eclipse symbols transform to random 2x or 3x multipliers and each sun or moon symbol awards a wheel bonus if the free game feature is triggered.

During the wheel bonus, players have the chance to win credit prize awards, additional free games, 3x or 5x wild multipliers, and the big jackpot. The free game feature begins directly after the wheel bonus and all wins are doubled during the free games. Celestial Sun Riches and Celestial Moon Riches are multi-denom game titles, available on Concerto upright and Slant.

Concerto Crescent & Stack

Among the top Crescent game releases showcased at NIGA 2018 is Konami’s new Star Watch series. It uses a similar Strike Zone™ game mechanic to Celestial Sun Riches and Celestial Moon Riches, but instead of activating a central reel section, players increase their bet to activate entire reel strips from left to right, up to the entire frame. Any prize symbols that land in the Strike Zone award a random credit prize or a wheel spin bonus with guaranteed Mini, Major, Mega, or Maxi jackpot. A player’s selected Strike Zone is also active during the free games, where prize symbols nudge to the fill the entire reel with individual prizes, bonuses, and progressives. Star Watch Fire and Star Watch Magma include multi-denom options, and both games are available now across North America.

Concerto Crescent

Showcasing the next chapter in Castlevania™ themed video slots, Konami launched 2 new themes to market during NIGA 2018. Based on the iconic video game first popularized in the 80’s, Castlevania: Labyrinth of Love™ and Castlevania: Ring of the Heavens™ explore new territories, beasts, and monsters across the 43”canvas of Konami’s Concerto Crescent curved screen cabinet. Authentic art, animation, and music from the series are found throughout, with multi-mystery bonus adventures that bring the legend of Castlevania to life.

Castlevania: Labyrinth of Love™

A slightly darker take on the original debut title Valiant Guardian™, Castlevania: Labyrinth of Love takes place in the unique setting of a moonlit, mountaintop castle across a stormy red sky. Players have the chance to take on monsters, slay the undead, and become a legendary hero with fun free games, arcade-inspired bonus features, and progressive bonus battles. Expect to hear classic 8-bit music from the original video game and encounter key characters at fun and surprising moments.

Castlevania: Ring of the Heavens™

Castlevania: Ring of the Heavens features an original symbol-driven progressive bonus throughout primary play. Whenever a feature wild symbol appears on reels 1 and 5, players enter the Castlevania Feature and follow the hero through a trial against the dark forces. Castlevania: Ring of the Heavens includes a built-in incentive for higher jackpot odds at extra bet levels.

Konami latest addition to the Concerto Collection is bringing top gaming entertainment to the big screen with Concerto Opus. Boasting an extra-large 65” 4K ultra HD display, this super-sized format makes every win an incredible celebration for players and pairs. Each machine features a custom-lighted

TouchDash™ button deck with dual spin buttons and cup holders, as well as an optional USB charger. Concerto Opus showcased a debut lineup of 4K game themes during this year’s NIGA Indian Gaming show.

Concerto Opus

Fans of Konami’s proven Solstice Celebration™ Xtra Reward® game can now enjoy it in 4K with the premiere of Solstice Celebration Triple Sparkle™. This game amps-up the popular original mechanic with a new symbol-driven progressive jackpot chance, delivered through a modified Sparkle Feature called the Triple Sparkle Feature. Whenever framed Action Stacked Symbols® undergo a third transformation, players can win a Mini bonus, Major bonus, Mega progressive, or large Maxi progressive starting at $10,000. Solstice Celebration Triple Sparkle can be configured either as a standalone or linked progressive.

Concerto Opus

Another top 4K-resolution game featured on Concerto Opus is Riches with Daikoku Triple Sparkle™. The legendary Japanese god of wealth and guardian of farmers is larger than life with pin-sharp 4K pop and precision. Riches with Daikoku is back with a bang as players discover 4 exciting jackpot levels, an enchanting Triple Sparkle Feature, and a 5-figure Maxi award. Any 2 or more full-reel Free Game symbols trigger up to 40 free games, with nudging wild symbols. Riches with Daikoku Triple Sparkle offers multi-denom options, and can be configured as a standalone or linked progressive.

China Shores Great Stacks™

Concerto Crescent & Stack

China Shores Great Stacks is a tall 6x5 reel version of the iconic original that doubles the number of reel positions for potential free games and Action Stacked Symbols®. Fans have the chance at big free game awards with 2x all wins. China Shores Great Stacks also has a variety of options for players to choose during the Balance of Fortune™, including a random credit prize, bonus multipliers, and bonus picture symbols.

Lotus Land Deluxe Wild™

Concerto Crescent & Stack

The recognizable white tiger from Konami’s top-performing Lotus Land™ is making its return with a new tall 6x5 reel format designed to showcase surprising multiplier game play on Concerto Crescent. During the free games, wild symbols appearing on reels 2, 3, and 4 transform into random multipliers, and can even trigger a bonus re-spin feature for additional wins.

Repeated Charms™

Concerto upright & Slant

Konami’s new Repeated Charms is delivering a string of surprising bonus feature awards. Throughout game play, frames appear on reels 3, 4, and 5. Any time a frame lands in a winning combination, the Repeated Pay feature is triggered. A large credit award symbol spins across the screen and is instantly awarded each time it lands. The feature continues as the top screen tallies the number of repeat spins, with upgrades at the 4th, 6th, and 9th repeats. The feature continues until a credit award symbol doesn’t land on the screen.

Fortune Animal™

Concerto upright & Slant

For players with a thirst for adventure, Fortune Animal has an incredible Scatter Pay feature that awakens nature’s most exciting creatures. This 5-reel Xtra Reward title includes Action Stacked Symbols exclusively for high-value animal picture symbols. Any time stacked animal symbols fill the first reel, the scatter pay feature is triggered, with 243 ways to win. Whether lion, fish, or crocodile, the animal heralds a victory as it bursts into action on to top screen.

Ring-Tailed Wilds™

Concerto upright & Slant

Ring-Tailed Wilds is shaking up some surprising special features and wild multipliers as one of the latest additions to Konami’s popular ULTRA REELS PRIME™ series. Throughout game play, all wild Lemur symbols transform into 2x, 3x, or 5x wild multipliers when part of a winning combination. And during the free games, any wild Lemur symbols landing one position outside the reel window will pop back into the frame and replace the adjacent symbol, for extra win opportunities. Ring-Tailed Wilds is an original 5-reel release, available for Concerto upright, Slant, and SeleXion® multi-game.

Barkin’ Baker™

Concerto upright & Slant

Barkin’ Baker is another original ULTRA REELS PRIME release featured at NIGA 2018. Players can journey to a Parisian puppy paradise, where the park-sidepastry shop of Barkin’ Baker™ is dishing out a sweet selection of wild symbol surprises. Throughout game play, wild Cake symbols appearing on reels 2 and 4 nudge to fill the entire reel. During the free games, any stacked wild Cake symbols in a winning combination trigger the Extra Wild Feature as Barkin’ Baker serves up extra layers of wild symbols atop the cake stacks.

Divine Horses™

Concerto upright & Slant

Divine Horses is blazing the trail to free game adventure and electrifying re-trigger awards. Featured at NIGA 2018 on Concerto Slant, Divine Horses is the newest addition to Konami’s ULTRA REELS 1024 WAYS™ series. Any 3 wild gem symbols activate the free game feature and establish a starting point for exponential free game re-trigger credit awards. Each time players re-trigger the free games with 2 or 3 gem symbols, the re-trigger bonus award doubles, up to 16x the original award.

Great Moai™

Concerto upright & Slant

With inspiration from the monuments first created by the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island thousands of years ago, Great Moai brings these remarkable carvings to life with surprising effect. In this original math game for upright and slant, Moai statues appearing in the top screen shoot down to the lower reels to become either full-reel wilds or full-reel wilds with 2x multipliers. In addition, upon arriving to the reels the full-reel Moai symbols randomly hop toward reel 1, increasing anticipation of even greater line win combinations.

Octo-Blast™

Concerto upright & Slant

Using the popular Fade Away symbol replacement feature first premiered on Chili Chili Fire, Octo-Blast is randomly inking out the lower value card symbols and leaving top-value symbols in their place. The game’s bright orange colored octopus holds the reel frame in his tentacles, and when the Fade Away Feature is triggered he glows bright blue and inks away all the card symbols for huge potential line wins.

Konami’s award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system delivered a comprehensive demo environment for guests at NIGA 2018 to explore a variety of top technology. This year Konami’s next generation of True-Time Windowing™ technology showcased portrait and HD screen compatibility, along withweb services that allow operators to bring any HTML-based site or program to video slot screens for all-new marketing possibilities and player conveniences. And in terms of analytics and business intelligence solutions, SYNKROS Dashboards™ is designed to deliver accurate and actionable data-points with powerful strategic insights across the operation.

True-Time Windowing™

A key product of Konami’s SYNKROS casino management system, True-Time Windowing creates a full canvas of possibilities to deploy an array of incentives, bonuses, account functions, notifications, streaming video, marketing promotions, custom branding, and more, directly onto the screen of most any video slot without interrupting game play. For years, it has achieved documented success with providing system-delivered tournaments, floor-wide bonusing, drawing entries, awards, and incentives. Now Konami’s next-generation True-Time Windowing is releasing a wave of new enhancements designed to reach the widest possible audience with top conveniences including:

- Web Services: Allows players to access a near limitless variety of potential applications as configured by the property, such as restaurant reservations, hotel reservations, valet services, live video streaming, and any other online HTML5- based tools or programs

- Service Requests: Invites carded guests to place an electronic drink order or call for assistance

- Advanced Viewing Options & Screen Compatibility: Players can easily toggle between minimized, wrapped, and full-screen view options anytime, and receive important notifications regardless of the option they select. They can even increase the screen font size to their preference. And because True-Time Windowing has the ability to reach both HD games and popular portrait-oriented game formats, operators can bring Konami’s top windowing technology to most any slot screen on their floor

Right from the screen of their favorite game, any carded player can seamlessly connect to an incredible variety of all-in-one conveniences at the tap of a finger. It effectively streamlines the guest experience so players can spend more time enjoying the games they love, and less time waiting in line at the kiosk, club booth, or concierge.

SYNKROS Dashboards™

Konami is expanding the convenience, accuracy, speed, and usability of business analytics with a fast, interactive new dashboard interface created seamlessly within the SYNKROS systems environment. SYNKROS Dashboards gives operators a single location to observe, test, and process dozens of dashboard indicatorsspanning all major areas of their business, including slots, table games, player loyalty, and marketing. Each customizable dashboard is fully interactive, with unique insights across varied levels of detail. SYNKROS Dashboards further exemplifies the quality and reliability that SYNKROS is known for, and provides the crucial link between a casino’s core gaming system and performance visualization tool.

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Carnival Corporation Selects Konami's SYNKROS Casino Management System for Fleetwood Gaming Operations

LAS VEGAS, April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Konami Gaming, Inc. announced it has reached an agreement with Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, to deliver its award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system across the entire global fleet. As Carnival Corporation's preferred partner for core gaming systems, SYNKROS will provide systems hardware and software for 100+ ships spanning a portfolio of nine cruise line brands.

"A key component of Carnival Corporation's long-term global focus is driving future innovation and leveraging technology that advances the greatest vacation experience for our guests," said Marty Goldman, senior vice president, global casino operations, at Carnival Corporation & plc. "After extensive evaluations, Konami not only had the robust technical infrastructure required to support our goals, but also the company values, culture, and professionalism to foster true partnership."

Konami's SYNKROS will reach onboard casinos spanning nine leading brands: Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia), and P&O Cruises (UK). New build ships are also planned for implementation as it progresses.

"Carnival Corporation has demonstrated incredible achievements in enhancing experiential value for guests, with groundbreaking service, convenience, and technology," said Tom Jingoli executive vice president & chief commercial officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. "The launch of SYNKROS across its casino portfolio will equip Carnival Corporation with a unified global system, bringing together marketing, reporting, analytics, accounting, and more within a single agile environment."

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

Konami Launches 4K Video Slots and a Record Library of Linked Progressives at NIGA 2018

Annual Indian Gaming show brings an extensive lineup of Konami games and technology Las Vegas, NV — April 3, 2018 

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced a leading array of games and technology aligned for market launch during the 33rd Annual National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Tradeshow & Convention in Las Vegas on April 19 - 20, 2018. Konami will release a record mix of original linked progressives and base game themes to market with the show’s open, empowering tribal operators with the year’s best slot entertainment options. Top developments from 4K video slots to next generation systems windowing technology will be featured at Konami booth #946 for an estimated 6,000 casino executives and tribal leaders to explore. 

“The visually powerful mechanics and depth of creativity featured in Konami’s latest releases are a must-see for guests at this year’s NIGA Indian Gaming show,” said Casey Whalen, vice president, North American game sales. “At every level of the player experience, our focus remains on delivering the highest performing, top-quality games and technology to engage diverse customer audiences over time.” 

NIGA 2018 marks a milestone for Konami linked progressives, all unique in math and mechanics. Among which is Power Boost Inferno™, which invites players to activate additional spinning pointers around a multi-round wheel bonus at higher extra bet contributions, for up to 10x odds at the Supreme jackpot. One of Konami’s top symbol-driven linked progressives on display at this show is Money Galaxy™, with a 3-round stick-and-spin feature, three unique base games, bonus multipliers, multi-denomination options, and a large linked Maxi jackpot. Other linked progressives at NIGA include the captivating cats of Purrfect Pirates™ and Purrdy Pirates™, and the grand mystery of Magician’s Charm™, with a configurable 4-level progressive. 

“Konami’s latest progressive games leverage the most popular play mechanics, and deliver them in ways that uniquely and intuitively drive results,” said Whalen. “Across every Concerto cabinet from Slant to Crescent, we’re launching never-before-seen features aimed at creating greater value for players and operators.” 

This year’s NIGA event will also host the world premiere of Konami’s first 4K resolution games, showcased across the 65-inch canvas of its new Concerto™ Opus™ machine. The super-sized cabinet makes each win a big celebration, with custom-lighted TouchDash™ button deck, dual spin buttons, and dual cup holders, as well as an optional USB charger. Solstice Celebration Triple Sparkle™ and Riches with Daikoku Triple Sparkle™ will be the featured 4K game themes, with options for standalone and linked progressive configurations. 

As in years past, guests will have the opportunity to explore Konami’s award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system across the booth as a comprehensive demo environment. Leading advancements to True-Time Windowing™—including web services, service requests, portrait-screen compatibility, and more—will be among the latest features. Business intelligence solutions will also be on display through SYNKROS Dashboards™, an intuitive dashboard interface built to provide accurate and actionable data-points that drive both daily operations and long-term strategies. 

Attendees are encouraged to visit Konami booth #946 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on April 19 - 20, 2018 to explore these and more important Konami releases. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com. 

KONAMI - Pre-Show Product Overview

April 2018 

This year during the National Indian Gaming Association’s Annual Tradeshow & Convention on April 19 - 20, Konami Gaming, Inc. is launching a number of key releases to market, from 4K video slots to next-generation systems windowing technology. Konami Booth #946 will showcase an array of original linked progressive games, with more than four unique titles expanding to markets nationwide. The event also marks the premiere of Konami’s first 4K games, featured across the new large-format Concerto™ Opus™ cabinet and its 65” display. Konami’s SYNKROS® casino management system will power the booth with a comprehensive demo environment and feature leading advancements to True-Time Windowing™, including web services, service requests, portrait-screen compatibility, and more. 

Concerto upright & Slant 

Power Boost Inferno™ is among Konami’s newest original linked progressive games and is launching for availability across Indian Country during NIGA 2018. Players increase their odds for the Supreme jackpot up to 10x through selected extra credit bet contributions. When the mystery-trigger feature is awarded, a wheel with 3 levels of increasing prizes emerges from a lava inferno. According to bet level, players have a number of assigned pointers that spin around the wheel. With each spin, every pointer will land on a credit prize, progressive prize, or level up to the next level. The bonus continues until all pointers have claimed a prize, with the linked Supreme jackpot as the center top available award. 

Concerto upright & Slant 

One of the most exciting new additions to Konami’s Concerto game library is a symbol-driven linked progressive game called Money Galaxy™. This year it makes its NIGA premiere with 3 custom base game themes: Radiant Witch™, Dragon’s 

Return™, and Pharaoh’s Power™. All themes are unique multi-denom releases— with original math and mechanics—but share the same Money Galaxy progressive feature. 

Throughout primary play, any 3 or more bonus prize symbols appearing with a wild symbol on reel 5 trigger the Money Galaxy feature. As it transitions to the feature, those positions become fixed while the remaining positions transform to independently-spinning reels filled with bonus prize amounts, progressives, and blank spaces. Players are awarded 3 spins on the bonus reel frame and if all positions are filled with prizes, they advance to a new round and increasing potential progressive awards, up to the ultimate linked Maxi jackpot. 

Radiant Witch™ 

This 5-reel game has an enchanting hazel-eyed mystic as its hero character. She acts as the reel 5 trigger symbol during the Money Galaxy Feature and helps provide travel through the feature by resetting the available spins with her magic orb. During the free games, Radiant Witch removes all lower-value card symbols, leaving only high-value picture symbols and prize symbols, with a greater chance at the Money Galaxy Feature. 

Dragon’s Return™ 

Players with a thirst for excitement can champion the hero’s journey in Dragon’s Return. When the fire-breathing dragon appears on reel 5 with at least 3 prize symbols, the Money Galaxy feature is awarded. The Dragon helps clear the path ahead by igniting additional free spins when at least 1 prize symbol lands. During the free games, additional Dragon trigger symbols are added to the reels for higher odds at hitting the Money Galaxy Feature. 

Pharaoh’s Power™ 

Fans of Konami’s popular Chili Chili Fire™ will want to keep an eye out for Pharaoh’s Power! This game includes a Fade Away Feature™ during the free games that randomly eliminates lower-value card symbols, leaving only high-value picture symbols and prize symbols. The Pharaoh’s powerful gaze helps signal the feature as his eyes alight across the screen and crumble the lower symbols to pieces! During the Money Galaxy feature, he helps guide players to additional wins by resetting the available spins with a strike from the growing red amulet upon his royal headdress. 

Concerto Crescent & Stack 

The swashbuckling kitties of Purrfect Pirates™ and Purrdy Pirates™ are setting sail across the seven seas in search of fantastic feline fortune! These crazy cats are coming to Concerto Crescent™ with a host of fun features for players to discover. This symbol-driven linked progressive series has a 5-reel base game and free game feature. During the free games, reel 3 is filled entirely with Diamond, Cat, and BONUS symbols. 

Any 3 Bonus symbols trigger the Prize Bonus. One free spin is awarded on a special reel frame containing credit prize awards, fixed bonus awards, and blank spaces. In a dramatic lead-up to the free spin, the player advances to 3 different ‘select a card’ features where the comical kitty pirates help level-up the available awards. If every reel position is filled at the end of the free spin, 3 treasure chests appear with a chance to pick the linked Maxi jackpot, the standalone Mega jackpot, or a 5x multiplier. 

Concerto upright & Slant 

Magician’s Charm™ is a never-before-seen linked progressive game set to debut during NIGA 2018. This 4-level progressive includes multi-denom options and a higher jackpot chance at higher bet levels. Randomly throughout primary game play, the Magician’s Charm feature can occur. A velvet curtain swings open to reveal 12 magician hat symbols. Players select any symbol to reveal a hidden charm with a corresponding jackpot prize. The feature continues until 3 matching charms are revealed and the designated jackpot is awarded. Magician’s Charm combines with most KP3+™ platform base games for Concerto upright and Slant™. 

Concerto upright & Slant 

One of Konami’s top new game series offers a unique combination of multipliers, bonus credit awards, free games, and a big hit jackpot prize to give players a variety of win opportunities at higher odds as they increase their bet amount. Celestial Sun Riches™ and Celestial Moon Riches™ are all-new ULTRA REELS® games that feature a selectable Strike Zone™ area to activate additional bonus opportunities. Players can increase their extra bet amount to further expand the Strike Zone, where every wild eclipse symbols transforms to random 2x or 3x multipliers and each sun or moon symbol awards a wheel bonus if the free game feature is triggered. 

During the wheel bonus, players have the chance to win credit prize awards, additional free games, 3x or 5x wild multipliers, and the big jackpot. The free game feature begins directly after the wheel bonus and all wins are doubled during the free games. Celestial Sun Riches and Celestial Moon Riches are multi-denom game titles, available on Concerto upright and Slant. 

Concerto Crescent & Stack 

Among the top Crescent game releases showcased at NIGA 2018 is Konami’s new Star Watch series. It uses a similar Strike Zone™ game mechanic to Celestial Sun Riches and Celestial Moon Riches, but instead of activating a central reel section, players increase their bet to activate entire reel strips from left to right, up to the entire frame. Any prize symbols that land in the Strike Zone award a random credit prize or a wheel spin bonus with guaranteed Mini, Major, Mega, or Maxi jackpot. A player’s selected Strike Zone is also active during the free games, where prize symbols nudge to the fill the entire reel with individual prizes, bonuses, and progressives. Star Watch Fire and Star Watch Magma include multi-denom options, and both games are available now across North America. 

Concerto Crescent 

Showcasing the next chapter in Castlevania™ themed video slots, Konami is launching 2 new themes to market during NIGA 2018. Based on the iconic video game first popularized in the 80’s, Castlevania: Labyrinth of Love™ and Castlevania: Ring of the Heavens™ explore new territories, beasts, and monsters across the 43”canvas of Konami’s Concerto Crescent curved screen cabinet. Authentic art, animation, and music from the series are found throughout, with multi-mystery bonus adventures that bring the legend of Castlevania to life. 

Castlevania: Labyrinth of Love™ 

A slightly darker take on the original debut title Valiant Guardian™, Castlevania: Labyrinth of Love takes place in the unique setting of a moonlit, mountaintop castle across a stormy red sky. Players have the chance to take on monsters, slay the undead, and become a legendary hero with fun free games, arcade-inspired bonus features, and progressive bonus battles. Expect to hear classic 8-bit music from the original video game and encounter key characters at fun and surprising moments. 

Castlevania: Ring of the Heavens™ 

Castlevania: Ring of the Heavens features an original symbol-driven progressive bonus throughout primary play. Whenever a feature wild symbol appears on reels 1 and 5, players enter the Castlevania Feature and follow the hero through a trial against the dark forces. Castlevania: Ring of the Heavens includes a built-in incentive for higher jackpot odds at extra bet levels. 

Konami latest addition to the Concerto Collection is bringing top gaming entertainment to the big screen with Concerto Opus. Boasting an extra-large 65” 4K ultra HD display, this super-sized format makes every win an incredible celebration for players and pairs. Each machine features a custom-lighted 

TouchDash™ button deck with dual spin buttons and cup holders, as well as an optional USB charger. Concerto Opus will be showcasing a debut lineup of 4K game themes during this year’s NIGA Indian Gaming show. 

Concerto Opus 

Fans of Konami’s proven Solstice Celebration™ Xtra Reward® game can now enjoy it in 4K with the premiere of Solstice Celebration Triple Sparkle™. This game amps-up the popular original mechanic with a new symbol-driven progressive jackpot chance, delivered through a modified Sparkle Feature called the Triple Sparkle Feature. Whenever framed Action Stacked Symbols® undergo a third transformation, players can win a Mini bonus, Major bonus, Mega progressive, or large Maxi progressive starting at $10,000. Solstice Celebration Triple Sparkle can be configured either as a standalone or linked progressive. 

Concerto Opus 

Another top 4K-resolution game featured on Concerto Opus is Riches with Daikoku Triple Sparkle™. The legendary Japanese god of wealth and guardian of farmers is larger than life with pin-sharp 4K pop and precision. Riches with Daikoku is back with a bang as players discover 4 exciting jackpot levels, an enchanting Triple Sparkle Feature, and a 5-figure Maxi award. Any 2 or more full-reel Free Game symbols trigger up to 40 free games, with nudging wild symbols. Riches with Daikoku Triple Sparkle offers multi-denom options, and can be configured as a standalone or linked progressive. 

China Shores Great Stacks™ 

Concerto Crescent & Stack 

China Shores Great Stacks is a tall 6x5 reel version of the iconic original that doubles the number of reel positions for potential free games and Action Stacked Symbols®. Fans have the chance at big free game awards with 2x all wins. China Shores Great Stacks also has a variety of options for players to choose during the Balance of Fortune™, including a random credit prize, bonus multipliers, and bonus picture symbols. 

Lotus Land Deluxe Wild™ 

Concerto Crescent & Stack 

The recognizable white tiger from Konami’s top-performing Lotus Land™ is making its return with a new tall 6x5 reel format designed to showcase surprising multiplier game play on Concerto Crescent. During the free games, wild symbols appearing on reels 2, 3, and 4 transform into random multipliers, and can even trigger a bonus re-spin feature for additional wins. 

Ring-Tailed Wilds™ 

Concerto upright & Slant 

As the latest addition to Konami’s popular ULTRA REELS PRIME™ series, Ring- Tailed Wilds is shaking up some surprising special features and wild multipliers. Throughout game play, all wild Lemur symbols transform into 2x, 3x, or 5x wild multipliers when part of a winning combination. And during the free games, any wild Lemur symbols landing one position outside the reel window will pop back into the frame and replace the adjacent symbol, for extra win opportunities. Ring-Tailed Wilds is an original 5-reel release, available for Concerto upright, Slant, and SeleXion® multi-game. 

Barkin’ Baker™ 

Concerto upright & Slant 

Barkin’ Baker is another original ULTRA REELS PRIME release coming to NIGA 2018. Players can journey to a Parisian puppy paradise, where the park-side pastry shop of Barkin’ Baker™ is dishing out a sweet selection of wild symbol surprises. Throughout game play, wild Cake symbols appearing on reels 2 and 4 nudge to fill the entire reel. During the free games, any stacked wild Cake symbols in a winning combination trigger the Extra Wild Feature as Barkin’ Baker serves up extra layers of wild symbols atop the cake stacks. 

Divine Horses™ 

Concerto upright & Slant 

Divine Horses is blazing the trail to free game adventure and electrifying re-trigger awards. Featured at NIGA 2018 on Concerto Slant, Divine Horses is the newest addition to Konami’s ULTRA REELS 1024 WAYS™ series. Any 3 wild gem symbols activate the free game feature and establish a starting point for exponential free game re-trigger credit awards. Each time players re-trigger the free games with 2 or 3 gem symbols, the re-trigger bonus award doubles, up to 16x the original award. 

Great Moai™ 

Concerto upright & Slant 

With inspiration from the monuments first created by the Rapa Nui people of 

Easter Island thousands of years ago, Great Moai brings these remarkable carvings to life with surprising effect. In this original math game for upright and slant, Moai statues appearing in the top screen shoot down to the lower reels to become either full-reel wilds or full-reel wilds with 2x multipliers. In addition, upon arriving to the reels the full-reel Moai symbols randomly hop toward reel 1, increasing anticipation of even greater line win combinations. 

Octo-Blast™ 

Concerto upright & Slant 

Using the popular Fade Away symbol replacement feature first premiered on Chili Chili Fire, Octo-Blast is randomly inking out the lower value card symbols and leaving top-value symbols in their place. The game’s bright orange colored octopus holds the reel frame in his tentacles, and when the Fade Away Feature is triggered he glows bright blue and inks away all the card symbols for huge potential line wins. 

Konami’s award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system is delivering a comprehensive demo environment for guests at NIGA 2018 to explore a variety of top technology. This year Konami’s next generation of True-Time Windowing™ technology will showcase portrait and HD screen compatibility, along with web services that allow operators to bring any HTML-based site or program to video slot screens for all-new marketing possibilities and player conveniences. And in terms of analytics and business intelligence solutions, SYNKROS Dashboards™ is designed to deliver accurate and actionable data-points with powerful strategic insights across the operation. 

True-Time Windowing™ 

A key product of Konami’s SYNKROS casino management system, True-Time Windowing creates a full canvas of possibilities to deploy an array of incentives, bonuses, account functions, notifications, streaming video, marketing promotions, custom branding, and more, directly onto the screen of most any video slot without interrupting game play. For years, it has achieved documented success with providing system-delivered tournaments, floor-wide bonusing, drawing entries, awards, and incentives. Now Konami’s next-generation True-Time Windowing is releasing a wave of new enhancements designed to reach the widest possible audience with top conveniences including: 

- Web Services: Allows players to access a near limitless variety of potential applications as configured by the property, such as restaurant reservations, hotel reservations, valet services, live video streaming, and any other online HTML5- based tools or programs 

- Service Requests: Invites carded guests to place an electronic drink order or call for assistance 

- Advanced Viewing Options & Screen Compatibility: Players can easily toggle between minimized, wrapped, and full-screen view options anytime, and receive important notifications regardless of the option they select. They can even increase the screen font size to their preference. And because True-Time Windowing has the ability to reach both HD games and popular portrait-oriented game formats, operators can bring Konami’s top windowing technology to most any slot screen on their floor 

Right from the screen of their favorite game, any carded player can seamlessly connect to an incredible variety of all-in-one conveniences at the tap of a finger. It effectively streamlines the guest experience so players can spend more time enjoying the games they love, and less time waiting in line at the kiosk, club booth, or concierge. 

SYNKROS Dashboards™ 

Konami is expanding the convenience, accuracy, speed, and usability of business analytics with a fast, interactive new dashboard interface created seamlessly within the SYNKROS systems environment. SYNKROS Dashboards gives operators a single location to observe, test, and process dozens of dashboard indicators spanning all major areas of their business, including slots, table games, player loyalty, and marketing. Each customizable dashboard is fully interactive, with unique insights across varied levels of detail. SYNKROS Dashboards further exemplifies the quality and reliability that SYNKROS is known for, and provides the crucial link between a casino’s core gaming system and performance visualization tool. 

Konami Announces Vice President-Level Appointments for Longtime Sales Directors Casey Whalen and Jay Bertsch

Konami Announces Vice President-Level Appointments for Longtime Sales Directors Casey Whalen and Jay Bertsch 

Top casino gaming developer highlights internal promotions to senior management 

Las Vegas, NV — March 27, 2018 

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced the promotions of Casey Whalen and Jay Bertsch to vice president, North American game sales and vice president, global systems sales, respectively. Previously serving as senior director, systems sales, Jay Bertsch has maintained an important role in growing the company’s global partnerships for more than a decade, including three years overseas with Konami Australia Pty Ltd. Casey Whalen joined Konami in 2012 as director of regional sales, and has demonstrated exceptional leadership and record success across competitive Western markets. 

“For years, Casey Whalen and Jay Bertsch have provided key support in championing Konami customers and advancing Konami’s market presence. They offer outstanding leadership and expertise for our sales division, with proven ability to achieve operational targets,” said Thomas Jingoli, executive vice president & chief commercial officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “As Konami’s game offering and systems technology continues to expand to new areas, the focus of our leadership remains on customer commitment and engaging entertainment.” 

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. 

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Konami Highlights a Strong Lineup of Progressive Bonus Developments and Original Slot Releases at ICE 2018


Leading casino gaming developer showcases an exciting mix of the latest titles across its proven Concerto™ Collection of video slots

Las Vegas, NV — January 10, 2018 

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced a diverse array of original progressive games and video slot themes featured at the 2018 ICE Totally Gaming event in ExCeL London. This February 6 – 8, an estimated 30,000 guests have the opportunity to explore a record variety of progressive game styles spanning symbol-trigger, linked, wheel-spin, mystery-trigger, pick ‘em, and more—with leading flexibility and adaptable configurations for different market conditions. Konami stand #S6-110 will have a full lineup of SeleXion® multi-game cabinets, including the ICE debut of SeleXion on its 43-inch curved Concerto Crescent™ with games such as Lotus Land Deluxe Wild™, China Shores Great Stacks™, and Dragon Fury™ together on one machine. 

“Building upon the expanded Concerto Collection with a new library of KP3+ games, Konami is delivering even more entertainment for every machine from Slant to Crescent,” said Steve Walther, senior director, marketing & product management. “The depth of Konami’s creative bonus features and progressive mechanics on display is our most exciting ICE yet.” 

Power Boost Inferno™ will be among the centerpiece progressive game attractions. This all-new linked progressive for Concerto™ upright and Slant allows players to activate more prize opportunities on a 3-round wheel-spin bonus at higher extra bet amounts. Similarly, Konami’s fiesta-themed Smash Smash Festival™ will also be a featured linked game at ICE and allows players to select their own extra bet amount, with greater bonus odds at higher extra bet levels. Power Boost Inferno and Smash Smash Festival both offer advanced compatibility with SeleXion multi-game and combine with most KP3+™ platform base games, including Chili Chili Fire™ and Dragon’s Law Twin Fever™. 

Konami’s Cai Lai Si Ji™ pick ‘em style progressive series has proven top performance for markets around the world and has quickly become a player favorite with its 5-figure mega jackpot chance. The series spans several custom base game titles and is available for Concerto upright and Concerto Slant. Directly neighboring Cai Lai Si Ji at ICE is another new bonus series launching with debut titles Celestial Sun Riches™ and Celestial Moon Riches™. In addition to its multi-denomination capabilities and bet multipliers, this series invites players to increase their bet level in order to expand a special reel area called the Strike Zone™ for additional bonus opportunities. 

“Konami is bringing a rich array of progressive developments to ICE 2018 with a focus on long-term business value for operators and enduring entertainment value for players,” said Walther. “This extends to our curved Concerto Crescent cabinet as well, with games like Lucky O’Leary Jackpots and Castlevania.” 

Konami’s Castlevania™ themed slots are arriving to ICE for the first time this February. The game’s debut launch titles have a 4-level standalone progressive bonus in which players battle against fierce monsters and Dracula himself for a chance at the jackpot. Lucky O’Leary Jackpots™ is another exciting release on Crescent, bringing Leprechaun’s magic to the machine’s elegant HD curved display for a rainbow of symbol-based jackpot adventure. 

During ICE 2018, Concert Crescent will feature SeleXion multi-game functionality for the first time. Operators can custom select a mix of player-favorite Konami Crescent games for each machine, with the option to add a standalone or linked progressive. It offers a versatile solution to feature a rapidly expanding library of single screen game releases from Konami. 

Guests at ICE Totally Gaming are encouraged to visit Konami stand #S6-110 at ExCeL London on February 6 - 8, 2018 to explore these and more new releases. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com. 

Konami Pre-Show Product Overview


ICE Totally Gaming 

ExCeL Centre 

PRE-SHOW PRODUCT OVERVIEW 

February 2018 

Konami Gaming, Inc.’s 2018 ICE lineup is characterized by a strong mix of progressive bonus games and popular base game releases across its expanded Concerto™ SeleXion® lineup. On February 6 – 8, an estimated 30,000 guests at ICE Totally Gaming will have the opportunity to discover a record variety of progressive game developments spanning symbol-trigger, linked, wheel-spin, mystery-trigger, pick ‘em, and more, designed to attract and engage players with top entertainment. Games like Cai Lai Si Ji™, Lucky O’Leary Jackpots™, and Castlevania™: Valiant Guardian™ are arriving to the 2018 ICE show with a strong momentum of proven performance and exciting bonus game features. Konami stand #S6-110 will also showcase the company’s first curved multi-game cabinet with the launch of SeleXion on Concerto Crescent™. 

Konami’s popular SeleXion® is bringing the industry’s most agile and customizable multi-game technology to a record variety of Concerto cabinets for players across the world to enjoy. During ICE 2018, Konami is showcasing SeleXion on Concerto upright and Concerto Slant™, as well as 43” single-screen Concerto Crescent™ and Concerto Stack™. 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. Operators can custom select up a mix of game themes on a single machine, as well as a progressive bonus. 

SeleXion’s expansion to Concerto Crescent and Stack provides international operators a versatile solution to feature a rapidly expanding library of single screen game releases from Konami. New single screen titles like Lotus Land Deluxe Wild™, Dragon Fury™, and Pharaoh’s Fury™ can all be featured on one machine. Casinos can deploy an entertaining variety of the latest games on one of the most popular multi-game platforms globally. 

Power Boost Inferno™ (LAP) 

Concerto upright & Slant 

Power Boost Inferno is Konami’s newest original linked progressive and will be showcased at ICE 2018 on Concerto for the first time. Players increase their odds for the Supreme jackpot up to 10x through selected extra credit bet contributions. When the mystery-trigger feature is awarded, a wheel with 3 levels of increasing prizes emerges from a lava inferno. According to bet level, players have a number of assigned pointers that spin around the wheel. With each spin, every pointer will land on a credit prize, progressive prize, or level up to the next level. The bonus continues until all pointers have claimed a prize, with the Supreme jackpot as the center top available award. 

Smash Smash Festival™ (LAP) 

Concerto upright & Slant 

Bursting with fun fiesta flare and colorful celebration, Smash Smash Festival is another original linked progressive development featured at the Konami booth. Instead of traditional metering progressive prizes, this game progresses the number of available prizes in the jackpot pool with each mystery-trigger selection until a player is awarded the Smash Time bonus to redeem all prizes in the central pot. All jackpot amounts are fixed, and odds of achieving the mystery trigger increase with higher extra bet levels. 

Luxury Jackpots™ (LAP) 

Concerto upright & Slant 

Luxury Jackpots is a 4-level linked progressive that is compatible with most any KP3® Platform base game and features an attractive $10,000+ maxi jackpot. This mystery trigger progressive showcases a pick ‘em bonus that allows players to match 3 symbols to determine their progressive level award. Each jackpot level is represented by luxury items of increasing value including a sports car, speed boat, and private jet. 

Fortune Streams™ (SAP) 

Concerto upright & Slant 

Fans of Konami’s virtual coin-pusher progressive Jackpot Streams™ can now enjoy that same excitement and anticipation with new Asian-inspired art elements in Fortune Streams. When the 4-level mystery progressive feature is triggered, twin dragons breathe flames onto the lower reels and a spinning drum is revealed to determine the random prize slot locations. Coins then cascade onto the screen, pushing additional coins and jackpot tokens toward the player as they watch to see which prize will become their awarded cash bonus. Extra bet amounts and increment rates are operator configurable, and Fortune Streams can be conveniently combined with most any KP3+® platform base game including Chili Chili Fire™ and Dragon’s Law Twin Fever™. 

Lotus Land Deluxe Wild™ 

Concerto Crescent & Stack 

The recognizable white tiger from Konami’s top-performing Lotus Land™ is making its return with a new tall 6x5 reel format designed to showcase surprising multiplier game play on Crescent and Stack. During the free games, wild symbols appearing on reels 2, 3, and 4 transform into random multipliers, and can even trigger a bonus re-spin feature for additional wins. 

Dragon Fury™ 

Concerto Crescent & Stack 

Dragon Fury is a Multiple Lines® 7-8-8-8-7™ title for Crescent and Stack with a unique bonus that dramatically increases the number of high-value dragon symbols across the reel sets during the free games according to the number of trigger free game symbols, up to 241 dragon symbols for 6 trigger symbols. Dragon Fury can also be configured to include a mystery-trigger, 2-level standalone progressive bonus. 

Pharaoh’s Fury™ 

Concerto Crescent & Stack 

Filled with a fascinatingly mysterious Egyptian theme, Pharaoh’s Fury is another 7-8-8-8-7 game for Concerto Crescent and Stack that will be shown at ICE 2018. Pharaoh’s Fury also has an available progressive bonus option and carries a free game feature with bursts of extra wilds across the reel sets according to the number of trigger symbols. Additional free games can be won during the feature, and tally below the reels for redemption after the first set of free games is completed. 

Great Moai™ 

Concerto upright & Slant 

With inspiration from the monuments first created by the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island thousands of years ago, Great Moai brings these remarkable carvings to life with surprising effect. In this original math game for upright and slant, Moai statues appearing in the top screen shoot down to the lower reels to become either full-reel wilds or full-reel wilds with 2x multipliers. In addition, upon arriving to the reels the full-reel Moai symbols randomly hop toward reel 1, increasing anticipation of even greater line win combinations. 

Red Fortune™ 

Concerto upright & Slant 

One of Konami’s newest standard 5-reel games includes a free game multiplier mechanic with total wins up to 27x. Featuring a rich pay table and eye-catching Asian art elements, Red Fortune gives players 2x and 3x wild multipliers during the free game feature for big win combinations. Multipliers appearing on the same line combination are multiplied together. 

Sparkling Roses™ 

Concerto upright & Slant 

A series first propelled to success by its debut title The Dawn of the Andes™, Konami’s Multiple Lines 15 REELS™ games are showing continued popular momentum with the addition of Sparkling Roses. Sparkling Roses features 15 independent reels in a 3x5 grid and an Xtra Reward® feature that randomly awards bonus multipliers throughout primary play. This combined with Action Stacked Symbols® across all 15 reels provides ample opportunity for big-win excitement. 

Konami’s Cai Lai Si Ji™ series is among the top performing progressive games arriving to ICE 2018. Featuring brilliant Asian-style art elements, this 4-level standalone progressive bonus can occur anytime a wild symbol appears. A Chinese scroll opens to reveal 12 mystery gold blossoms, which players match to determine their award. Cai Lai Si Ji spans a collection of custom base games including Wealth of Dynasty™, Winning Animals™, Power of Riches™, and more. 

All are part of Konami’s ULTRA REELS PRIME™ series, which awards wins based on left to right adjacent symbol combinations and features 243 possible ways to win. Showcased on Concerto Slant and upright, Cai Lai Si Ji has shown strong global performance and popular momentum across a variety of markets. 

Konami’s newest available progressive series uniquely combines multipliers, random credit awards, free games, and a big hit jackpot prize to give players a variety of win opportunities at higher odds as they increase their bet amount. Celestial Sun Riches™ and Celestial Moon Riches™ are all-new ULTRA REELS® series games that feature a selectable Strike Zone™ area to activate additional bonus opportunities. Players can increase their extra bet amount to further expand the Strike Zone, where every wild eclipse symbols transforms to random 2x or 3x multipliers and each sun or moon symbol awards a wheel bonus if the free game feature is triggered. 

During the wheel bonus, players have the chance to win credit prize awards, additional free games, 3x or 5x wild multipliers, and the big jackpot. The free game feature begins directly after the wheel bonus and all wins are doubled during the free games. Celestial Sun Riches and Celestial Moon Riches are available exclusively on Konami’s Concerto cabinet lineup, including Concerto upright and Concerto Slant. 

For the first time at ICE Totally Gaming, Konami is showcasing its Castlevania™ themed video slots for guests to explore. Based on the iconic video game series first popularized in the 80’s, Konami’s Castlevania games invite players to explore enchanting new territories, battle beasts, and take on fierce monsters across the 43”canvas of Konami’s Concerto Crescent curved screen cabinet. 

Authentic art, animation, and music from the series are found throughout, with multi-mystery bonus adventures that bring the legend of Castlevania to life. Konami is bringing the excitement and valor of this classic video game to casinos with two premium debut themes—Castlevania: Valiant Guardian™ and Castlevania: Labyrinth of Love™—each featuring iconic heroes from the series as they venture through exciting new quests with fun slot play experiences. 

Players are on the hunt for the leprechaun’s shining pot of gold in Konami’s new Lucky O-Leary Jackpots™. Available for Concerto Crescent and Stack, this 7-8-8-8- 7 game includes a 3-level progressive jackpot chance, with increasing odds at higher bet levels. Players can win a maxi, major, or mini jackpot by collecting specially-activated wild pot of gold symbols of blue and red. During the free games, Lucky O-Leary awards over 240 additional wilds, according to the number of four leaf clover trigger symbols collected.  ###