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J Carcamo & Associates has partnered with Shank Marketing to sponsor the breakfast offerings at the upcoming Casino Marketing & Technology Conference at South Point Casino on July 12 & 13, 2022.
"This conference has traditionally been a must-attend for other marketers and me," said Julia Carcamo, president of J Carcamo & Associates. "So, when the team at Raving offered us an opportunity to become a part of the event's return to the casino conference schedule, we couldn't pass it up."
"There have been several changes at the property marketing level. This event will allow us to meet new marketers and reconnect with old friends," she continued.
Carcamo will be on-site for the event and hosting masterminds dinners with general managers and senior marketers, which she introduced to the event in 2019 before the event's cancellation in 2020. Attendees can arrange to meet with Carcamo in advance. Her conference calendar is accessible at https://meetings.hubspot.com/julia32, and she can be reached at (702) 682-8340.
Gumpoldskirchen, 1st July 2022 – With some 21,200 employees worldwide and activities in around 100 countries, NOVOMATIC has once again secured an excellent second place nationwide in the ranking of the European Brand Institute (EBI). Boasting a brand value of EUR 3.033 billion (+2.2%), the company ranks currently between Red Bull and the domestic food retail chain Spar. NOVOMATIC also received valuable recognition for its great commitment in the area of sustainability with an AAA Sustainable Brand Rating and an excellent 4th place.
Despite the challenging pandemic-related business environment throughout 2021, NOVOMATIC was able to achieve numerous international awards and top rankings in renowned ESG ratings through its innovative strength, consistent pursuit of sustainability goals and efficiency improvement measures. “To be repeatedly ranked second among the country’s most valuable brand companies proves once again that our dual strategy as a producer and an operator is the right way to go. After all, a consistent and strong brand presence is essential for our international success. Furthermore, we are particularly pleased about the excellent ranking in the Sustainable Brand Ranking, since we bear a great responsibility towards our employees and customers in this respect,” emphasises NOVOMATIC CEO Johannes Gratzl.
Within the framework of the Austrian Brand Value Study, the European Brand Institute annually determines the most valuable Austrian brand companies from the “trend-TOP500 of the companies with the highest turnover in Austria” of the business magazine Trend. Companies that are more than 45 percent owned by Austrians and whose brand value is assessed according to the current international standards ISO 10668 and ÖNORM A 6800 are evaluated on the basis of criteria such as industry sector, brand strength, trend development, brand potential and turnover. The study nominated 180 Austrian brand companies from 16 industry segments.
Zitro has brought to the renowned Casino Colón, of the Gran Madrid Group, its latest novelties of the GLARE Family among which are the new Double Link, and Wheel of Legends multi-game.
Featured on the exclusive Illusion Glare 43? Ultra HD curved screen cabinet, Double Link includes a very special bonus round that literally doubles the bonus, offering players double the excitement and double the prizes. Wheel of Legends, on the other hand, featured on the premium Altius Glare, has an unparalleled graphic quality and a totally different game Dynamic.
Sergio Rupérez, Head of Product Retail-Online of Gran Madrid Group, highlights that “Zitro’s wide variety of products allows us to renew our gaming offer with the latest in the market, as is the case of Double Link, which together with Wheel of Legends is having a great reception. Both multi-games, in their respective GLARE cabinet, have an unbeatable presentation”.
Jaime Aníbal-Alvarez, Zitro’s Director of Casinos España, stated that “it is a privilege to be able to offer Gran Madrid Group our latest products for the amuse of its customers. We are confident that this great bet offered by Casino Colón with Zitro products will result in benefits for all”.
Spirit Gaming will provide localized support and distribution for Galaxy Gaming’s innovative new Triton Casino Systems™, Bonus Jackpot System, and their entire portfolio of table game content including the world-famous 21+3®, Perfect Pairs®, and Three Card Prime™. These games can all be enhanced with thrilling progressives supported by either of Galaxy’s technology solutions - Triton Casino Systems and the Bonus Jackpot System. This best-in-class content and technology paired with unmatched service levels has proven successful for Galaxy Gaming’s clients across the United Kingdom, Europe, North America, and online worldwide.
“We continue to see great success with our table game content and progressive solutions across the United Kingdom and look forward to replicating that same success for our clients in these new markets,” shared Todd Cravens, President and CEO of Galaxy Gaming. “We see great opportunity with this pairing of our best-in-class table game content and solutions with Spirit Gaming’s European market expertise.”
“The entire Spirit Gaming team is proud to partner with Galaxy Gaming. We are very excited to enlarge the footprint of Galaxy Gaming in Europe and are convinced the players will love the innovative and thrilling games, especially the progressive JP systems,” added Frank Ziegler, managing director of Spirit Gaming.
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Gumpoldskirchen/Lima, June 23rd, 2022 – The Peru Gaming Show 2022 was an eagerly awaited opportunity for the Latin American gaming industry to gather and find out what’s new and hot in the market. And indeed, hot news were on display at the NOVOMATIC booth at Lima’s Jockey Exposition Centre: Premiering the brand new cabinet sensation DIAMOND X™ 2.32, NOVOMATIC presented an exceptionally elegant dual-screen machine with an exquisite LED silhouette against the backdrop of its black metro cabinet finish. On the PGS show floor, the DIAMOND X™ 2.32 inspired the expert audience with the new Linked Progressive multi-game NOVO LINE CASH CONNECTION™ Edition 3 with a powerful package of 13 titles.
The region’s operators were also especially excited to learn about the new IMPERA LINK™. This internationally popular Linked Jackpot multi-game comes with no less than 30 linked games and was presented in a banked package featuring the renowned FUNMASTER 2.27 cabinet as well as LED jackpot signage and spacers. Along with many other premium NOVOMATIC gaming solutions that were on display in Lima, such as various cabinets, new game-mixes and Progressives as well as the myACP casino management system, the NOVOMATIC booth also hosted a multitude of heartfelt reunions of business partners and friends as well as lively business activity.
Katty Lopez, NOVOMATIC Sales Director in Peru, said: “We are glad to have been part of this year’s PGS: The excitement of visitors and exhibitors was really evident throughout the event. We were also very happy to meet with our customers and partners in person again, after so many months.
Our new products, machines and games, were very well received – especially the IMPERA LINK™ was a total success. We are grateful for the trust that our customers place in our Company and our products, year after year and even throughout challenging times. This show was a perfect opportunity to now introduce them to the new generation of NOVOMATIC products that will help them sustainably boost their business.”
Solbet players in both jurisdictions have gained access to a selection of classic titles including Diamond Link™: Mighty Sevens, Lucky Lady's Charm™ Deluxe 10 and Book of Ra™ Deluxe.
In addition to Greentube’s catalogue of fan-favourites, players are also able to enjoy some of the studio’s popular new releases such as Cash Connection™ – Charming Lady, 9-Line Fortune™ and Apollo - God of The Sun™ 10 Win Ways™.
Sports betting and casino operator Solbet is part of the Dreams Group, which boasts a strong land-based and online presence in multiple regions across Latin America.
Julia Schagerl, International Key Account & Sales Manager at Greentube, said: “Latin America is a fast-paced, ever-evolving market and we’re thrilled to be a part of that by further expanding our presence with this latest partnership. We look forward to a long, successful working relationship with Solbet and we hope their players enjoy our rich and diverse game offering.”
Juan Pablo Uribe, Development Manager at Solbet, said: “Greentube is a legendary force within the iGaming industry and players across the globe know who they are and what they’re about, so naturally we’re delighted to be able to offer players in Peru and Ecuador a wide selection of their games.”
June 21, 2022 (New Orleans, LA) – Following the sell-out of the annual Casino Marketing Boot Camp Signature Event and the launch of the first regionally-located event in Biloxi, MS, J Carcamo & Associates has set dates for an additional gathering in the Pacific Northwest. Casino Marketing Boot Camp Northwest will take place October 24-26, 2023, at Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, located in the Seattle, WA, area.
"What has been most exciting about this particular event is that it is being produced at the behest of two of our JCA Collaborative associates, Justin Shank of Shank Marketing and Dan White of Dan White + Associates," says founder Julia Carcamo. "Both were Boot Camp coaches at our signature event, and both felt the casino marketers in the Northwest would appreciate having this type of unique gathering closer to them."
The new regional aspect will make it easier for casino marketers to travel to and from without much time away from their homes and work.
"Having developed many relationships in the Northwest with casino operators and working closely with Julia Carcamo, we're excited to bring the immersive Boot Camp experience to casino marketers in the area," said Justin Shank.
The agenda will include many topics on casino marketers' minds and general managers' minds. Additionally, and because of the expected addition of sports betting to many operators in the area, the agenda will also include lessons learned by other operators in their jurisdictions and the tools to help these marketers gain an advantage on the learning curve.
"Casino Marketing Boot Camp has a tremendous reputation for high-impact learning and education," said Dan White. "I'm thrilled to be working with Julia and Justin and bringing this wonderful program to the Pacific Northwest."
For the most current Boot Camp information, visit casinomarketingbootcamp.com.
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is a global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Lotteries and Gaming Machines to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 10,500 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.
IGT's sustainability program was assessed under the EcoVadis criteria using 21 benchmarks within the categories of environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. EcoVadis methodically evaluates environmental, social and ethical performance using these international sustainability standards for companies worldwide.
"As a leader in global sustainability for over 15 years, IGT has a thorough understanding of the significant value that sustainable practices provide to our stakeholders, and ESG strategies remain at the forefront of our corporate priorities," said Wendy Montgomery, IGT SVP, Marketing, Communications and Sustainability. "The sustainability criteria assessed and rated by EcoVadis are embedded into IGT's culture and daily operations to sustain long-term growth for our business. We take great pride in this gold medal achievement and will continue our journey of contributing to a more sustainable future."
EcoVadis is one of the world's largest and most trusted providers of business sustainability ratings. Its methodology is built on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000, covering more than 200 spend categories and over 160 countries.
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JUNE 20, 2022 – Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: INSE) is pleased to announce the launch of five new online and mobile slot games, to kick start the summer season and give players a breadth of choice.
Gold Cash Big Spins™, Chilli Prize Pots™, Big Egyptian Fortune™, Big Wheel Bonus™ and Grizzly!™ encompass a variety of themes, mechanics, and gameplay styles to attract and entertain a breadth of players, offering them an assortment of premium iGaming options.
Giving players a chance to experience this year’s biggest gold rush, Gold Cash Big Spins is stacked with bundles of cash, shimmering bars of gold, and explosive Wilds across 6×4 reels of excitement and 50 win-lines. It combines the graphics and visual appeal of Inspired’s best performing title, Gold Cash Free Spins™, with the math and Gamble-to-Free Spins™ mechanic of Inspired’s 2021 chart topping hit, Big Spin Bonus™. The game’s fun Gamble feature gives players a chance to spin the wheel and double their winnings up to a total of 2,500X their total bet. Wins can be gambled to unlock up to five Big Spin bonuses. Gold Cash Big Spins features a Pick Me coin feature, which is presented for each scatter that lands. Behind each Pick Me coin is a Big Spins number, ranging from one to five, representing the number of Big Spins of 20X or more which is awarded to the player. Players will continue playing Free Spins with sticky wilds, collecting all their wins along the way until no Big Spins remain.
Turning up the heat this summer is Chilli Prize Pots, a Mexican-themed slot, with a reel configuration of 5×3 and 20 win-lines. Radiating blue skies and sunshine, Chilli Prize Pots is set in a Mexican village, with vibrant symbols and an upbeat fiesta soundtrack. Players can land three (or more) of the game’s dynamic, maraca playing Chillies, to claim the corresponding cash prize on display. Landing nine chillies will award them with a hot 2,000X big win! Players will get the chance to spin the game’s colourful Bonus wheel for a chance of landing up to 30 Free Spins and up to 3X multipliers.
Offering an exciting adventure to find gold and jewels, Big Egyptian Fortune is set in mystical, ancient Egypt. Bristling with immersive gameplay, it is based on Inspired’s top performing iGaming slot, Big Fishing Fortune™. With a reel configuration of 5×3 and 10 win-lines, Big Egyptian Fortune offers players regular base game wins. Three or more scatters in the base game, triggers the game’s Treasure Bonus, known as Match 3 Treasures. Here players pick Bonus symbols with a Big Treasure Bonus value of up to 100X, for a chance to play the Free Spins round and collect as many Canopic Jars as possible. The player has unlimited Free Spins until the explorer collects one or more Big Treasures, after which all jar values aggregate and pay, giving players plenty of chances of winning.
Combining the elements of a classic fruit slot with an innovative Free Spins Bonus mechanic, Big Wheel Bonus is a 6×4 reel slot, packed with colourful symbols and fun Wilds within 50 win-lines. With crisp graphics and a classic upbeat casino soundtrack, Big Wheel Bonus gives players the ultimate interactive iGaming experience. As an adaptation of two of Inspired’s top performing slots, Big Bonus™ and Big Spin Bonus, Big Wheel Bonus delivers frequent base game wins coupled with a chance for pay-outs in the Bonus game. Three or more scatters in the base game takes players to the game’s ‘Pick Me’ feature where the player is guaranteed a multiplier win. Each ‘Pick Me’ reveals a random value of up to 100X stake. They are then taken to the game’s thrilling Bonus round, where a vibrant cash Wheel Bonus awaits them. In the Bonus, play starts on the lowest wheel, which spins to cash wins. Values below the ‘Pick Me’ multiplier change to arrow positions. If they spin again, play moves to the next wheel up. All wins accumulate in the Total Win meter until the target spin value is reached.
Evoking the mystic spirit of Wild America, Grizzly! is a Ways Pays online and mobile slot, with 1024 thrilling ways to win big. Set in the rugged, Rocky Mountains, Grizzly! encompasses vibrant and colourful symbols with a melodic, upbeat soundtrack for a fun and interactive experience. It has a reel configuration of 5×4 and includes a choice of four exciting Bonus types. Packed with Wilds that become multipliers for winning Free Spins, Grizzly! gives players the chance to win big. Three to five scatters in the base game trigger the game’s Pick Me feature where a player can choose the extra spins and multipliers they’d like to play for. Alternatively, they can choose the Mystery Spins option with up to 10X multipliers. Wilds that appear during Free Spins become multipliers, revealing 2X or the player’s extra chosen multiplier.
Steve Collett, Chief Product Officer at Inspired, said: “Inspired is launching into the summer season with a variety of new titles, bringing back and extending our successful ‘big’ mechanics in three of the five releases including Gold Cash Big Spins, Big Egyptian Fortune and Big Wheel Bonus. We’re offering players an exciting Free Spins Bonus featuring Prize Pots™ in our fun, Mexican themed game, Chilli Prize Pots, and a high volatility Free Spins game in our North American style slot, Grizzly!
“We are confident these sizzling hot games will deliver fun, thrills and excitement to players this summer, along with additional exciting titles arriving each and every month throughout 2022.”
For more information on Inspired’s online and mobile games, head here: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games
JUNE 20, 2022 – Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: INSE) is pleased to announce a long-term extension to its Betfred Retail Virtual Sports agreement. Betfred is the world’s largest privately-owned retail bookmaker, with more than 50 years of market-leading experience in the betting industry. Inspired has been delivering virtual horse races, dog races and bingo products to more than 1,400 Betfred shops for over fifteen years.
“Inspired and Betfred have a proven and successful partnership,” said Steve Rogers, Chief Commercial Officer, Virtual Sports for Inspired. “Betfred was one of the first retail operators to add multiple concurrent channels of content in the UK LBO sector, and have seen how successful this strategy has been in attracting players both pre- and post- the COVID lockdown periods. We are thrilled to be extending our longstanding relationship, which is testament to the strength of our Virtual offerings.”
“Inspired has been a trusted key supplier, and their Virtuals have proven to be very popular with our customers in our retail venues,” said Mark Stebbings, Chief Operating Officer of the Betfred Group. “We have been impressed with their continued innovation in Virtuals, and we are excited that our customers will continue to enjoy Inspired’s best-in-class content.”
Inspired’s multi-award winning Virtual Sports are popular worldwide, appealing to a wide variety of players through more than 32,000 retail channels and 100+ websites in 35 countries.
Trailers and demos of the latest Virtual Sports offerings are available at www.inseinc.com/virtuals/.
“Wheel of Fortune is watched nightly by millions of people and BetMGM is honored to partner with Sony Pictures Television and IGT to bring this online casino experience to life," said Matt Prevost, Chief Revenue Officer, BetMGM. "Once live, Wheel of Fortune Casino will offer players the excitement of their favorite gameshow and real money wagering in the palm of their hand."
Suzanne Prete, Executive Vice President of Game Shows, Sony Pictures Television, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with BetMGM for the launch of Wheel of Fortune’s very first online casino. With Wheel of Fortune celebrating its 40th season this year, we are pleased to continue offering players additional, new ways to play the games they know and love.”
Launching first in New Jersey, Wheel of Fortune Casino will house America’s Game®-branded slot titles produced by global gaming leader IGT, along with many other themed games and features.
Enrico Drago, CEO Digital & Betting, IGT, said, “We’re excited to celebrate the evolution of the IGT Wheel of Fortune slot brand with BetMGM and Sony Pictures Television through the launch of Wheel of Fortune Casino. The Wheel of Fortune brand has been synonymous with slot gaming for more than 25 years, and this unprecedented brand-led online casino, driven by BetMGM’s compelling platform and promotional capabilities, is well-positioned to engage and entertain new and long-time players. As part of our ongoing PlayDigital strategy, we will continue to look for new and exciting ways to leverage our third party and home-grown brands with our operating partners.”
As BetMGM continues to expand into new markets, responsible gaming education remains a key focus. BetMGM is proud to provide resources to help customers play responsibly including GameSense, an industry leading program, developed and licensed to MGM Resorts by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. Through the GameSense integration within BetMGM’s mobile and desktop platforms, customers can directly access responsible gaming tools.
Altius Glare’s visual quality, never seen before in the industry, and its impressive format, which includes a huge 55” screen combined with a 27” Full HD display, that provides a giant real estate for 4K graphics and a smart LED halo, make this new cabinet stand out at the casinos of Palacio de los Números.
Roberto Cano, Group Operations Manager of Palacio de los Números, welcomes the addition of these new products, “The Altius Glare cabinet and its multi-game Wheel of Legends offer a unique and immersive gaming experience that will reinforce the popularity of Zitro machines among our customers. We are delighted to continue our partnership with Zitro, and to continue to add their products into our casinos”.
“The new GLARE Family debuts in the casinos of the country as the new product of the moment. We are very grateful to Palace Bingo & Sport Bets Casinos for the trust they place in us with this new bet, and we will continue to surprise with spectacular products that contribute to players enjoying even more the renewed experience of playing our games”, says Johnny Viveiros Ortiz , founder of Zitro.
This animal-inspired, 5-reel, 25 win line title boasts an incredible array of bonus features and innovative mechanics that can see players win big cash prizes, should they be brave enough to grab this slot by the horns.
Players can trigger the Diamond Link™ feature by landing six or more diamond symbols in a single spin, transporting players into a lucrative Hold N Spin bonus featuring Wild, Sticky and Colossal Spins.
When Colossal Spins occur, the middle three reels play host to a giant symbol that has the ability to turn wilds colossal with a x2 or x3 multiplier on them.
Wild Spins see players receive one free spin in which a random number of wild symbols appear on the reels with a x2 or x3 multiplier attached to them.
The Sticky Spin feature makes this game even wilder as players are rewarded with respins where winning symbols stick on the reels until no more winning symbols are added. Every wild which is part of a win line also has a x2 or x3 multiplier on it, increasing the win potential further.
To further boost the excitement in this title, every wild during the colossal, sticky and wild spin features can multiply themselves, if they feature on the same win line.
The most impressive wins in Diamond Link™: Mighty Buffalo come by way of one of two lucrative progressive jackpots – the Major and the Grand.
Steve Cross, Director of Games Development and Operations at Greentube, said: “Our Diamond Link™ slots offering has been a great success and we are pleased to expand it further with our latest addition, Mighty Buffalo, which offers great win potential due to having higher volatility than previous Diamond Link™ titles. The buffalo theme is a tried and tested hit with players and with this title we bring visually appealing gameplay and a full range of existing elements and improved features that are sure to be popular around the world.”
This event comes at the best moment for Zitro in Peru, after having obtained from the MINCETUR the homologations of the entire range of GLARE cabinets and games; as well as for the success of Zitro games throughout the country.
“We would like to thank all our customers for coming to our exclusive event in Peru, where the entire GLARE product range has made its debut exclusively for the Peruvian market. Undoubtedly, the event has been a great success, together with the gastronomic experience of Héctor Solís, has made Zitro shine more than ever with its brand new and innovative product line”, says Alejandra Burato, Zitro’s regional director for Latin America.
The Zitro event held on June 14 was a sensory experience for all attendees, where customers were able to taste a delicatessen menu with local delicacies. A meeting that will undoubtedly reinforce the results obtained by Zitro in the region and be in the way to become one of the leader gaming companies in the Peruvian market, as it is already in other Latin American countries.
The progressive jackpot functionality of MEGASHARE Lounge allows all players to win a part of the accumulated jackpot amount when it is hit by a player, sharing the prize and the excitement of a communal winning experience.
For its part, the debut of the GLARE Family has been made in a big way with almost 300 units of the new Altius Glare, Fusion Glare and Allure Glare cabinets which are shinning at Big Bola Casinos.
As for the new MEGA KING game, it has an innovative way of paying accumulated winnings that is being launched in Mexico and is exciting for its genius when it comes to distributing prizes.
“Zitro is a guarantee of success, each new launch of the brand is welcomed by our customers with great enthusiasm as has happened with MEGASHARE and the new GLARE Family which have burst into our casinos to fill them with fun, entertainment and mind-blowing aesthetics,” says Rafael Blanco, Commercial Manager of Big Bola Casinos.
“Big Bola is a priority partner for Zitro, which recognizes the value that our products bring to their gaming halls. I want to thank them for choosing our products to expand their gaming offer in their casinos in Mexico, a great bet for the future”, says Johnny Viveiros Ortiz, founder of Zitro.
The Dollar Storm $1 million progressive jackpot can be found exclusively at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Fla. Each property will have linked progressive jackpots starting at $1 million.
Just one year ago, the $1 million Dragon Link progressive became a quick player favorite and made headline news when the same winner hit the jackpot twice in less than three weeks.
“First came the Dragon and now comes the Storm.,” said Juan Martinez, vice president of gaming operations for Seminole Gaming. “We are excited to offer the newest $1 million dollar progressive from Aristocrat. Since November 2021, we’ve had seven $1 million dollar winners on our Dragon Link machines across our Seminole Hard Rock properties in Hollywood and Tampa. We look forward to offering the $1 million progressive awards to an even larger audience with the new $5 minimum bet option.”
“We are ecstatic to debut the new $1 million progressive jackpot on Dollar Storm with Seminole Gaming,” said Jon Hanlin, senior vice president of commercial strategy and business analytics. “The addition of this game to both of these casino floors is another example of how Aristocrat continues to bring engaging high-limit content to slot players.”
Dollar Storm $1 million progressive jackpot at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
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Aristocrat’s $1 Million Dollar Storm slot game featuring a $1 million progressive jackpot will include denominations at 10 cents, 25 cents, 50 cents, $1, $2, $5. It has a minimum entry bet of only $5.
“IGT’s patented Infinity Instants™ lottery games that are printed using PCMC’s ION technology are revolutionizing traditional instant ticket printing,” said Keith Cash, IGT’s Vice President and General Manager of Instant Products and Services. “With this innovation, instant ticket players will enjoy a new level of entertainment, including a full-color play experience that brings the games to life like never before. Plus, the customization possibilities that come with digital printing allow tickets to be tailored for any player segment or retailer type. IGT chose to brand this product category as Infinity Instants because the possibilities provided by the technology are unlimited.”
In just seven months, PCMC’s digital print team—Eric Short, Fabio Girolami, George Safrany and Peter Kuschnitzky, along with Ben Klinter, who provided in-person start-up and operator training—delivered a complex high-speed ION inkjet system powered by Memjet’s DuraLink® technology, with a Navigator front end from Xitron.
“PCMC’s ION inkjet print engine is built using DuraLink components,” said Kuschnitzky, PCMC’s Digital Print Applications Specialist. “We designed a multiple-wide duplex print engine, which prints at full speed, in full color. Because IGT is printing in variable data printing mode, no ticket is exactly the same.”
PCMC’s ION digital printing solution can turn traditional analog presses into digital hybrid printing platforms. To meet specific customer challenges, PCMC is able to custom configure the components and modules.
“Our experience with IGT has opened the door for us to expand PCMC’s line of inline hybrid printing presses,” said Rodney Pennings, PCMC’s Director of Sales—Printing, Coating and Laminating. “A 36-inch press will be available in the fall of 2022.”
Mount Prospect, Illinois, June 15, 2022 (Wire) – NOVOMATIC Americas announced today that Kathleen McLaughlin has been named Vice President of Corporate North American Sales and Marketing. The appointment highlights NOVOMATIC’S commitment to customer alignment, including greater support in collaborating with corporate customers to implement high-return gaming solutions on their casino floors. A member of NOVOMATIC’s Global Marketing Forum, McLaughlin
has served in various roles including Vice President of North American Marketing and Vice President of North American Product Management since December 2017 and continues to report to President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Meitzler.
As Vice President of Corporate North American Sales and Marketing, Kathleen McLaughlin will oversee the company's efforts to enhance corporate sales and focus resources on the development of corporate customer relationships, further strengthening customer sales and service initiatives throughout North America. She is responsible for NOVOMATIC Americas' National Account customers, including multi-site casino operators and other key customers with mid-to-large commercial operations. Among other initiatives, the corporate sales effort is focused on establishing multi-year partnerships and collaborative development opportunities with customers. McLaughlin’s new responsibilities reflect recently implemented initiatives aimed at refining NOVOMATIC Americas’ product plans to use its content and product development strengths.
As Vice President, North American Marketing since December 2017 and earlier as a consultant in Marketing for NOVOMATIC (beginning January 2015), McLaughlin has held the primary responsibility of Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, North America, during which time she worked closely with internal and external customers to further their understanding of the company's key product and technology initiatives. She joined NOVOMATIC officially in 2017, and before joining the company held various key license positions in marketing and operations for several world-class casino operators and vendors.
Rick Meitzler, President and Chief Executive Officer of NOVOMATIC Americas, commented, "For over five years working with NOVOMATIC Americas, Kathleen has consistently demonstrated creative leadership and success in delivering and growing our North American customer base while supporting the company's execution against strategic growth initiatives. Her ability to lead North American corporate sales and build upon the strong relationships the sales team enjoys with our customers will be vital. Kathleen will play a significant role in achievement of our financial and strategic goals, including our prioritization of resources on near-term revenue opportunities."
Kathleen McLaughlin, said, "Our customers' current product needs and plans, and our ability to respond accordingly are critical to NOVOMATIC America's growth and ultimate success. I’m pleased to work with such an accomplished sales organization and to be given the opportunity to build on the solid foundation that they have worked hard to establish. We are more engaged with our customers than ever. We have spent the last five years listening and strategically expanding our product lines, and we are now prepared to execute on business opportunities in both the near and long-term."
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