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Barcelona, January 29, 2024 - Win Systems, a leading supplier of technology for the gaming and entertainment industry, will showcase the latest developments from its Gaming division at ICE, February 6-8 at the ExCeL exhibition center (London). This year, the company will offer personalized presentations of its latest innovations at its exclusive VIP Lounge. These solutions were very well-received at G2E and are now making their way into the European market.
One of these releases is the ultimate innovation from Gold Club, the Symphony electronic roulette, which has already managed to capture the attention of the most discerning players and operators in America. This new addition represents a significant transformation both aesthetically and in terms of performance. It stands out for its exclusive VISIOLUX Lighting System, which not only creates stunning light effects but also provides information about different phases of the game. It includes new hardware with a redesigned gaming layout and optimized performance. Furthermore, its innovative jackpot offers different placement options, whether horizontal or vertical, maximizing the available space.
To keep boosting its slot offering in Europe, Win Systems will unveil two new cabinets targeting different market segments. On one hand, there is the innovative hybrid cabinet Sublime, which combines the latest technology with increased player engagement. It’s designed with the latest trends in ergonomics, aiming for maximum comfort and convenience. Targeting the route operations and venues with limited spaces, the company has introduced Rhapsody XL, known for its robust and appealing design with its 27-inch Full HD screens and powerful sound system.
In addition to its cabinets, Win Systems offers an extensive innovative game library with incredible titles such as Jin Long Cheng Xiang or Goddess Link, as well as various appealing multigame options that will captivate European players.
All operators interested in knowing more about Win Systems´ latest innovations in slots and electronic roulettes can directly contact their Sales Manager for Europe, Gergana Chelebieva (email@example.com), to schedule a meeting at ICE.
Gergana Chelebieva commented: “We are thrilled to participate in ICE this year, as we aim to showcase our latest releases in the Gaming division. To do so, we are making our exclusive VIP Lounge available to all operators, allowing us to provide more personalized attention. We look forward to listening first-hand operator’s specific needs in every market, enabling us to continue expanding across Europe and Africa by offering our solutions fully adapted to each type of operation.”
Barcelona, February 1, 2024 - Win Systems, a leading technology provider for the gaming and entertainment industry, has set the European market as one of the key strategic priorities for its renowned casino management system, WIGOS. Therefore, the ICE exhibition in London (February 6-8) will hold special significance.
WIGOS has been experiencing strong growth for several years, with a significant presence in America, thanks to its reliability and strong commitment to providing increasingly innovative features. These solutions are specifically designed to enhance the player experience and optimize casino operational management. WIGOS has become the world's leading cashless CMS, operating in 25+ countries worldwide, connecting +100,000 machines. Its comprehensive features, scalability, integration capacity, advanced security to protect data, real-time analytics, marketing tools, among others, have led WIGOS to compete at the highest level.
In addition to all these features, visitors to the trade-show will have the opportunity to learn about one of WIGOS's latest innovations: WINUP Wallet, a spectacular app fully adapted to the European market. WINUP Wallet allows players to easily manage their gaming funds and connect to the slot machine to play. Furthermore, the casino can offer multiple services to the player directly through the app, such as access to the Players Club, machine reservations, food and beverages, etc. WINUP Wallet has positioned itself as a powerful loyalty and communication tool with the player.
Win Systems will also showcase its new generation of InTouch displays, InTouch Pro and InTouch 5, as well as its new range of jackpots, including its latest themed jackpot featuring charismatic characters Pierre Goldfox and Lucy Mistery, among many other tools and functionalities.
Likewise, Win Systems stands out for its ability to meet the specific needs of different operators. In this regard, to serve the route and arcade market, the company offers WIGOS ONE, the only centralized system that allows controlling different business lines such as casinos of all sizes, arcades, route operations, and bingo halls, among others. It also permits data integration from other business lines such as sports betting, online gaming, and lotteries.
All these credentials have led Win Systems to make a strong commitment to the European market, with the firm belief that WIGOS can be the ideal management tool for European operators, just as it already is for casinos worldwide.
Gabriela Villalobos, Sales Director Systems Division, explained: “'In 2023, we consolidated the exponential growth of WIGOS in multiple markets around the world, and we are confident in our potential to continue growing in Europe as well. That's why we want to invite all operators to our VIP Lounge at ICE, where we can have more personalized meetings to understand the specific needs of their casinos and offer developments that enhance the management of their operations and maximize the player experience.”
Las Vegas, Nevada – August 1, 2023 – Empire Technological Group DBA, “Play Synergy”, a rapidly growing supplier in the gaming industry, is thrilled to announce the receipt of its manufacturer and distributor gaming licenses, granted by the Nevada Gaming Commission. This important milestone, along with all the other jurisdictional approvals establishes a foundation for continued success in bringing Play Synergy’s content to a highly regulated market.
Just one day earlier, Play Synergy’s proposal to purchase the Electronic Gaming Machine (EGM) and online assets of Aruze Gaming America was approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court. This transaction is expected to close no later than September of 2023. Play Synergy also announced that the pending acquisition will provide Play Synergy with ownership of, or access to, all Aruze’s (EGM based) game library, lease and participation machines, business assets including intellectual property, and their related sales, service, and marketing operations.
The company further announced the pending acquisition of overseas operations for Aruze Gaming.
“These two accomplishments propel us to an exciting new level in this competitive space,” said Frank Feng, President of Play Synergy. “A Nevada gaming license is a key and indispensable component of any supplier’s ability to establish a leadership position in our industry. The combination of both companies’ teams, platforms, and other resources will ensure that we have the ability to develop and deliver superior content well into the future.”
Play Synergy will continue providing products under the “Aruze” brand, as it believes Aruze has a legacy of bringing some of the most innovative and best performing games in the industry.
WE ARE NOW ARUZE GAMING GLOBAL!
About Play Synergy, an Empire Technological Group LTD Company- the company is a single source for exceptional casino games including Class III and Class II electronic gaming devices, table games, and innovative table game technologies with the express goal of helping maximize player experience and gaming operator revenues.
*All ETG assets have been taken over by Interblock Gaming*
Las Vegas, Nevada – September 26, 2023 – Empire Technological Group d/b/a “Aruze Gaming Global”, a leader in the gaming industry, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kelcey Allison to Global Chief Operating Officer and the appointment of Mark Hettinger as its new General Counsel.
Kelcey Allison brings over 25 years of executive management experience to his new role at Aruze Gaming Global. He has held many executive positions throughout his career in the gaming industry including, Chief Executive Officer at Aruze Gaming America, Senior Vice President at Ainsworth Game Technology, Chief Executive Officer at GSL Gaming Group, Regional Vice President of Sales, at Progressive Gaming International, and most recently Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Play Synergy and Empire. Kelcey has previously been granted licenses in over 200 jurisdictions throughout the world.
Mark Hettinger brings over 25 years of executive management and legal expertise to his new role at Aruze Gaming Global. Prior to joining the company, he held the prominent position as General Manager of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. He also served as Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary for Walker Digital Table Systems (WDTS). Prior to WDTS Mr. Hettinger held senior management positions at the industry’s largest suppliers, including International Game Technology, WMS Gaming, and Scientific Games, where he demonstrated exceptional proficiency in key legal responsibilities, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance.
“We are delighted to welcome Mark Hettinger and congratulate Kelcey Allison” said Frank Feng, President. “Mark and Kelcey’s proven track record and combined history of accomplishments will be pivotal in the execution of Empire’s strategic plan, including the integration of Empire Technological Group and Play Synergy with Aruze Gaming and the ultimate goal of being recognized as the highest value-add provider of electronic gaming machines and Online in the world.”
“I am truly honored to be the Global Chief Operating Officer of Aruze Gaming Global. Kelcey Allison commented. It is a very exciting time to be in the gaming industry, and I am thrilled to be a part of the team that will shape its future. My vision for Aruze Gaming Global is clear – we will continue to innovate, expand our global reach, and deliver exceptional gaming experiences to players worldwide. Together with our talented teams, we will strive for operational excellence, pushing the boundaries of creativity and technology. At the same time, we will continue to foster a culture of collaboration and passion for both companies. I look forward to working closely with our dedicated employees, partners, and stakeholders on this exhilarating journey.”
“I am honored to join the new Aruze Gaming Global team and contribute to its mission of becoming a true innovator and leader in the gaming industry,” Mark Hettinger commented. “I look forward to collaborating with the extraordinarily talented individuals at Aruze Gaming Global and providing strategic legal guidance that will not only mitigate risks but also facilitate opportunities for the company’s continued advancement.”
Mark holds an undergraduate degree in Business from BYU, an MBA from UNLV, and a Juris Doctorate from Boyd School of Law.
Las Vegas, Nevada – November 22, 2023 – Aruze Gaming Global, operating under Empire Technological Group, a prominent supplier in the gaming sector, is excited to announce the appointment of Betty Zhao as its new Senior Vice President of International Operations.
Formerly the Chief Operating Officer at LT Game since 2007, Betty Zhao demonstrated a unique blend of strategic vision and operational excellence in overseeing LT Game’s operations, including marketing, sales, product development, and casino operations. As a key figure in building LT Game into a major gaming supplier in Macau, Betty played a crucial role in its development. Prior to LT Game, she served as a Product Specialist at Johnson & Johnson Medical.
Kelcey Allison, Global Chief Operating Officer, expressed, “We are thrilled to welcome Betty. Her proven track record and history of accomplishments will play a pivotal role in executing Aruze Gaming Global’s International strategic plan.” Kelcey added, that ”Betty’s focus will be to establish Aruze Gaming Global’s international segment as the premier provider of electronic gaming machines throughout the global gaming industry.”
Betty Zhao, the newly appointed Senior Vice President of International Operations, shared her excitement, stating, “I am truly honored to be part of Aruze Gaming Global. It is an exhilarating time in the gaming industry, and I look forward to contributing to the team that will shape its future worldwide.”
About Aruze Gaming Global – single source for exceptional casino games including Class III and Class II electronic gaming machines, table games, and innovative table game technologies with the express goal of helping maximize player experience and gaming operator revenues worldwide.
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (September 6, 2023) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is now the first laboratory accredited in the State of Paraná and the first laboratory to be accredited following a formal laboratory accreditation process in Brazil. The milestone achievement builds on GLI’s 25 years of service to the gaming industry throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Loteria do Estado de Paraná (LOTTOPAR) made the announcement today, and the laboratory accreditation authorizes GLI to perform testing and certification of lotteries and fixed-odd sports betting based on technical standards required by LOTTOPAR.
“This notice, for the accreditation of testing and certification laboratories, for the lottery gaming industry, demonstrates the commitment of LOTTOPAR and the Government of Paraná to provide a safe and responsible environment for lottery operations, thus guaranteeing global safety standards.”, declared the Director-president of Loterias do Estado do Paraná, Daniel Romanowski.
“GLI has worked closely with regulators throughout Latin America and the Caribbean for 25 years, when we obtained the first laboratory accreditation in Peru, becoming the first country to establish the process in the Region. Today, we are thrilled to achieve another historic milestone in our journey and to further assist the industry to move forward in Brazil,” said GLI Vice President of Latin America, Caribbean and Spain, Karen Sierra Hughes. “We are grateful to LOTTOPAR for their dedication to the regulated lottery and sports betting industry and for recognizing GLI for our accreditations, capabilities, and expertise.”
GLI’s experts ensure licensing is handled as a priority, resulting in fast response times to accreditation requirements established by jurisdictions. This is critical in supporting regulators’ policy objectives and industry development timeframes and in supporting the suppliers and operators in their immediate testing and certification needs to achieve a fast and efficient entrance in the market.
GLI works closely with the industry and regulatory agencies in Latin America and 567 jurisdictions worldwide to ensure the land-based, iGaming, and lottery industries operate at the highest levels of compliance. The company offers 360-degree compliance services that consist of the following overarching categories: regulatory compliance, technical compliance, cybersecurity, professional and technical training, and responsible gaming consultancy and audits.
LOTTOPAR is the body responsible for the operation, administration, and inspection of the public lottery service in the State of Paraná, and may directly execute or delegate, by means of permission, concession or other modality provided for in the legislation that governs public contracts, the operational activities inherent to the exploration of the lottery game, including electronic games through physical and digital means. The lottery modalities to be explored by LOTTOPAR are numerical predictions, specific prognosis of a combination of numbers and football clubs, sport predictions, instant lottery, and fixed odds sports betting.
LAS VEGAS (October 31, 2023) Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is proud to announce April Augustine, Director of Marketing, has been named to PR Daily’s Top Women in Marketing Awards List for 2023 in the Tech/Digital Marketers category.
PR Daily’s Top Women in Marketing Awards celebrates trailblazing female marketing leaders who are elevating brands and products, breaking barriers within their organization and advancing the marketing profession. Augustine was chosen against a wide pool of nominees to receive recognition in the Tech/Digital Marketers category for her influential work. Augustine has been recognized for her accomplishments in a special profile on PR Daily’s internationally-read news websites.
“We are thrilled to congratulate April on this prestigious honor. At GLI, we take immense pride in our exceptional team, tirelessly driving the industry forward. It brings us great joy to see PR Daily acknowledge April’s remarkable digital marketing expertise. This honor is a testament to her outstanding contributions and the embodiment of our commitment to excellence,” said Christie Eickelman, Vice President of Global Marketing, GLI.
“Congratulations to GLI’s April Augustine for her well-deserved recognition in this year’s program,” said Brendan Gannon, Senior Marketing Manager for Ragan’s and PR Daily’s Awards programs. “Your dedication, innovation and pursuit of excellence have led to success for your organization and have paved the way for the future of marketing.”
PR Daily held a special award celebration on Oct. 26, 2023, at the City Winery in New York City, recognizing these influential women and their impressive work.
As Director of Marketing, Augustine spearheads GLI’s global marketing initiatives and is responsible for directing the company’s worldwide marketing communications, event management, and branding strategy. She joined GLI in 2016 and has been focused on developing the company’s brand story and processes for nurturing customer buyer journeys. She leads a team of internal and external graphics, digital, creative, event management, and communications experts to promote the company and its people. Prior to joining GLI, she served as Director of Corporate Marketing and Director of Systems Marketing at Bally Technologies..
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LAKEWOOD, N.J. (November 30, 2023) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has been named an approved auditing body for International Betting Integrity Association’s (IBIA) Data Standards. Sports data providers wishing to be audited for the IBIA Data Standards and its kitemark will now be able to utilize GLI’s unparalleled expertise and global network of testing locations, streamlining the product auditing process and ensuring seamless compliance with IBIA standards.
This milestone underscores GLI’s commitment to excellence in gaming compliance and further solidifies its position as a trusted industry leader.
IBIA’s Data Standards process was launched in 2020. The association, which represents many of the leading regulated sports betting operators in the world, established the Standards in response to concerns about the adverse impact of the manipulation of data and the related corruption of betting markets. IBIA believes that the Data Standards are an effective means of protecting the integrity of sport, its data, betting markets generated by that data and consumers enjoying those products. Leading global data providers Stats Perform, Sportradar and GRID are all currently accredited.
IBIA CEO Khalid Ali said, “GLI is a globally recognized leader in its field, and IBIA welcomes the company’s desire to gain accreditation as an auditing body for the Data Standards. It recognizes the importance of the Data Standards and to maintaining the integrity of the processes underpinning the creation of the sports betting market. We look forward to working with GLI, which becomes one of only two companies that are accredited to provide auditing services for the IBIA Data Standards.”
“We are grateful for the opportunity to embark on this promising partnership, and we are thankful to IBIA for placing their trust and confidence in GLI,” said GLI Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs Joseph Bunevith. “GLI’s testing, auditing, and depth of knowledge in sports betting is second to none, and we expect this relationship to foster great outcomes for the global sports betting industry.”
About International Betting Integrity Association
The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) is the leading global voice on integrity for the licensed betting industry. Its members share a common goal of combating betting corruption to protect the integrity of sport and of their businesses. Established in 2005 and formerly known as ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity), IBIA is a not-for-profit association whose members include many of the world’s largest regulated betting operators, active across six continents. Members undergo a rigorous due diligence process and must adhere to the association’s code of conduct committing them to responsible betting practices.
About Gaming Laboratories International
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery, and iGaming testing and assessment services worldwide. GLI provides suppliers, operators, and regulators with expert guidance for navigating the future of gaming and ensuring gaming innovations meet regulatory standards with confidence. Since 1989, GLI has certified nearly 2 million items and has tested equipment in 567 jurisdictions. GLI has a global network of laboratory locations across six continents and holds U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering, and lottery industries. GLI has received multiple awards for its work. For more information, visit gaminglabs.com.
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (December 11, 2023) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has named Australian gaming and commercial leader Richard Howarth its new Chief Business Officer for the APAC region.
In his role, Howarth will spearhead business growth strategies for the company’s labs in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Macao. He will also direct client relationships with suppliers, operators, regulators, and industry bodies; and ensure alignment with delivery teams to meet the standards and expectations of the global gaming industry.
“We are thrilled to welcome Richard to GLI and specifically to our APAC labs. His depth of knowledge and experience in technology, gaming & hospitality, responsible gaming, and customer relations will be of incredible value to GLI’s clients throughout the APAC region,” said Ian Hughes, Chief Executive Officer (APAC).
Most recently Howarth served as Chief Business Officer – Enterprise Technology Sales for IXUP Limited/BetStop, a technology company that creates responsible gaming products. Previously he served as Executive General Manager, Sales, Marketing, and Corporate Affairs for Trippas White Group, which operates iconic Australian venues. He has also served as General Manager, Sales, Marketing, and Events for The Star Entertainment Group; as Executive Director Sales, Marketing, Strategy for Sportingbet; and as Managing Director of Proxy Consulting, a marketing and technology strategy company, which he founded.
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (January 4, 2024) – In another demonstration of its ongoing commitment to the highest possible quality testing services, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has achieved accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard (General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories) for its laboratories in Noida, India, and Moncton, Canada.
These accreditations are the latest achievements in a years-long push by GLI across its test labs around the world in an ongoing effort to ensure that its testing labs are compliant with the most current ISO requirements.
Emphasizing a commitment to excellence, all GLI test labs operate under the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, underscoring the organization’s dedication to maintaining the highest quality standards in its testing processes worldwide.
GLI COO, EMEIA Devon Dalbock said, “Noida, India, is one of the newest labs in GLI’s global constellation, and we are thrilled for this lab to have achieved accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This is an important milestone for this location and for GLI.”
GLI Vice President of Client Services, North America Salim L. Adatia said, “GLI’s ability to offer the highest quality testing is crucial for our clients in North America and around the world, and we are very pleased that our Moncton, New Brunswick, lab has joined the growing list of GLI locations to attain this accreditation.”
GLI has established itself as the most highly accredited gaming testing lab in the world by a wide margin. The GLI Group of Companies maintains 40 accreditations from various accreditation bodies worldwide.
Proven product options from Konami Gaming featured at 2023 Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Conference
Las Vegas, NV — July 12, 2023 - Konami Gaming, Inc. announced a showcase of top casino technology and entertainment at the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) Conference and Tradeshow in Tulsa, Okla., on August 15 - 16, 2023. Konami’s award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system is available for live demos throughout event hours, with everything from casino employee mobile solutions to new business intelligence. SYNKROS is the most secure and reliable casino management system in the industry and delivers true multi-game management. OIGA 2023 also features several of the latest leading slot series such as Dragon’s Law Fortune™ and Stuffed Coins™ — for gaming executives and professionals to try firsthand.
“Konami is excited to be arriving at this year’s OIGA event with proven systems technology and gaming entertainment for operators from across the area to experience,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Throughout show hours, our SYNKROS team is sharing demos and real-world examples of the tech advancements that have earned Konami’s reputation as the system of choice for many of the world’s leading tribal casinos.”
Konami’s SYNKROS has served Oklahoma tribal operators for 10+ years, with robust data capture, targeted marketing tools, system-delivered bonusing events, and more. Designed for ultra-high availability, SYNKROS also delivers optimal scalability in support of multi-site casino operators. This helps ensure players and properties can enjoy uninterrupted loyalty rewards, points, communications, incentives, and more.
Some of the industry’s highest ranked slots are also hitting the show floor of OIGA 2023. Konami’s proven performing Dragon Law Fortune Bags and Fortune Pots are featured on the machine ranked the industry’s number one Top Indexing Cabinet – Portrait / Portrait Slant 1 for 10 months: DIMENSION 49™. It is joined by a brand extension on Konami’s popular Lucky Hog™, called Lucky Hog Extreme™. The company’s latest stacked-screen machine DIMENSION 27™ is highlighting Stuffed Coins — ranked in the industry’s Top 25 Indexing NEW Games – Core, Video Reel for 4
months 2 — and Prize Strike™ — a proven linked progressive series from Australia.
Attendees are encouraged to visit booth #708 at the Cox Business Center on August 15 - 16, 2023 to explore these and more Konami releases. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.
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About Konami Gaming, Inc.
Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of KONAMI GROUP CORPORATION (TSE: 9766). The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of casino games and technology for the global gaming market. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc. or the SYNKROS® casino management system, please visit www.konamigaming.com.
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LAS VEGAS (July 11, 2023) – Buffalo™ fans rejoice and get ready to stampede over to Palms Casino Resort for the launch of the all-new Buffalo Zone. Presented in collaboration with Aristocrat Gaming, the Buffalo Zone at Palms features nearly 50 fan-favorite Buffalo-themed slot games spanning 10 thrilling varieties. Perfectly located between the William Hill Sportsbook and Mabel’s BBQ, the new Buffalo Zone celebrates its debut Thursday, July 13 through Saturday, July 15 from 4-8 p.m. each day with a variety of gaming promotions, Buffalo plushie giveaways, Buffalo Trace Whiskey cocktail specials, and more.
“There’s no question that our players love Buffalo games by Aristocrat Gaming,” said Scott McDermott, Director of Slot Operations at Palms Casino Resort. “We are so thrilled to introduce this dedicated space to our guests, providing them with an enhanced casino experience and the excitement of hearing the well-recognized ‘Buffaloooooo’ game chant.”
From July 13 through July 15 between 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., current and new Club Serrano members can receive $25 in free slot play each day during the promotion to be used only in the new Buffalo Zone. Additionally, Buffalo plushies will randomly be handed out to guests who are playing the Buffalo machines in the Zone. All plushies will be tagged with free slot play ranging from $25 – $1,000. Lucky guests can take the winning plushie to the Club Serrano desk and get the free play added onto their card for additional play in the Buffalo Zone.
In further celebration of the Buffalo Zone, all bars will offer a specially priced Old Fashioned made with Buffalo Trace Single Barrel Whiskey. Bottles of this exclusive barrel of Buffalo Trace Whiskey will also be available in Palms retail shops for a limited time. Each retail bottle has a neck tag with the Palms Old Fashioned recipe and a QR code leading to a video tutorial on how to prepare the cocktail led by one of the talented bartenders from Scotch 80 Prime.
The Buffalo Zone at Palms features nearly 50 player-favorite titles, such as Buffalo Chief™, Buffalo Ascension™, Buffalo Gold™, Buffalo Link™, Buffalo Revolution™, and Buffalo Grand Deluxe™ and compliments the many other Buffalo-themed slot games throughout the casino floor.
“We’re incredibly proud of our Buffalo brand and are thrilled to partner with Palms Casino Resort to launch a dedicated space for new and long-time fans to enjoy a variety of games in the Buffalo family,” said Tom O’Brien, Aristocrat Gaming President, Americas, and EMEA.
Miami, July 27, 2023 - Win Systems, a leading provider of technology for the gaming and entertainment industry, will participate in the OIGA (Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association) trade show to be held August 15-16 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The company will welcome all visitors to its booth #108.
Win Systems will be showcasing its renowned WIGOS casino management system, installed in several tribal-operated casinos in Oklahoma, among other states with excellent results. This led WIGOS to achieve a solid reputation and continue to generate great interest from casinos in the United States and around the world.
In addition, the company will exhibit its powerful offer of games and cabinets, aiming to reinforce its slots offer in the US market. The company will exhibit its latest developments: Jin Long, Flames of Fortune, Coin Fu, and Money Jack.
John James, Regional Sales Director US of Win Systems commented: "We are very pleased to participate one more year in OIGA to further strengthen our partnership with Oklahoma's Indian operators. Thanks to our strong commitment and extensive track record, we are ready to offer premium technological solutions that are fully adapted to this market, as we have been demonstrating for several years".
Miami, August 9, 2023 - Win Systems, a leading provider of technology for the gaming and entertainment industry, will participate in the OIGA (Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association) trade-show on August 15-16 in booth #108 at the Cox Convention Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Win Systems will demonstrate its renowned WIGOS casino management system at the show, which is currently installed in several casinos operated by Oklahoma tribal operators, and in several states across the country. Globally, WIGOS is the leader in cashless operations with a presence in 25+ countries worldwide connecting 100,000+ machines.
In recent years, Win Systems has grown exponentially with WIGOS in the United States and Canada. Therefore, it could not miss the OIGA trade-show to present its latest developments to local operators and continue to strengthen its position in the region further.
John James, Regional Sales Director USA of Win Systems commented: "Win Systems has been working with Oklahoma's Indian operators for several years, allowing us to understand and respond to their needs, therefore adapting even more WIGOS to this market’s requirements. We expect to continue to grow in the number of operators who honor us with their trust."
Miami, August 14, 2023, Win Systems, a leading provider of technology for the gaming and entertainment industry, will present for the first time its new slots offer including the launch of 4 new games at the OIGA trade-show in Tulsa, Oklahoma on August 15th and 16th at its booth #108.
After its unstoppable growth in the U.S. market, Win Systems doubles the bets in the next edition of OIGA by exhibiting its incredible cabinets along with its latest games titles, ready to be installed, that will attract the attention of all visitors.
The first novelty is the spectacular Jin Long game, which offers a captivating Chinese theme merging the exciting mechanics of Free Games, Hold & Spin, and Curtain Reveal pays. This game will be appealing both to fans of traditional mechanics as well as modern players. The company will also showcase Flames of Fortune Link Beat which includes four Hold & Spin link games designed specifically to delight local players.
Win Systems will also exhibit Coin Fu, a unique three-game link with modern graphics and mechanics that also offers different levels of volatility to suit all types of players. Finally, the company will gain attendees' attention with its innovative Money Jack game that offers the possibility to enjoy three jackpots of perceived persistence features, promising a unique and exciting gaming experience.
John James, Regional Sales Director US of Win Systems, explained: "We are delighted to showcase in OIGA our cabinets and the latest games that we have been developing and that are specially designed for the US market. The heavy growth we have been experiencing in the United States and Canada in the last few years, both with our Gaming and Systems Divisions, encourages us to continue betting even more on new and better developments."
Miami, August 30, 2023 - Win Systems, a leading provider of technology for the gaming and entertainment industry, will participate in the next edition of the GAT trade-show, to be held in Bogota (Colombia) on September 8th. The company's stand will be A6-A7, with its exclusive distributor in the country, Golden Gaming S.A.S.
After its successful participation in the last GAT Cartagena de Indias in March, Win Systems could not miss GAT Bogota to exhibit its advanced technological solutions for casinos. The company will showcase its iconic Gold Club electronic roulettes and its latest release, the Gold Club Series 25. The new roulette was extremely popular in the recent March edition, thanks to its exclusive design in red and black tones, its attractive lighting, its renewed software that includes a new game layout design, as well as the Lucky Number jackpot. In addition, Win Systems will showcase its incredible ST3 and Rhapsody cabinets along with its latest release, Adventure multigame, and a wide library of games that will seduce all types of players.
Eric Benchimol, CEO of Win Systems Spain, commented: "Colombia has been a strategic market for Win Systems for many years. Therefore, we cannot miss the most important fair in the region to be close to our customers and their needs. The fact of having Golden Gaming S.A.S. encourages us to continue offering new and better solutions, to continue responding to the high demands of the Colombian market."
Barcelona, September 5, 2023 – Win Systems, a leading provider of technology for the gaming and entertainment industry, has announced the installation of its renowned WIGOS casino management system in the Casino de France aboard the CFC Renaissance cruise, operated by L&B Cruise Ops.
L&B Cruise Ops is a prestigious operator of high-end entertainment services on board cruise. The CFC Renaissance cruise presents itself as a new option for sea travel from French ports. Driven by the desire to offer a unique experience, L&B Cruise Ops represents a renewed spirit in the world of cruising, promoting proximity, originality and modernity. With this latest installation of WIGOS, which is now present in +400 casinos worldwide, Win Systems continues to expand in Europe, adding to others that the company has in several leading markets on the continent.
Eric Benchimol, CEO of Win Systems, commented: “It is an honor that our WIGOS CMS has been chosen by L&B Cruise Ops to manage their new and exclusive Casino de France. This new installation reinforces our strategy of providing a first-class management system and encourages us to further enhance our growth in Europe.”
Barcelona, September 7, 2023 - Win Systems, a leading provider of technology for the gaming and entertainment industry, has announced the addition of Juan Mc Ewan, who joined in August as Sales Manager - Gaming Division for the Africa market.
Juan has a wide range of work experience, which started more than a decade ago in the gaming industry. Thanks to his background in Marketing and Psychology, supported by his strong communication and business skills, he has held management roles in several influential companies in the industry. This solid professional track record has given him the necessary preparation to take on this new and exciting challenge today.
Eric Benchimol, CEO of Win Systems, commented: "We know that in order to continue growing in the different African markets, it is necessary to have trained professionals who are willing to go further. We are convinced that Juan has a lot to contribute to the team and that he is the ideal candidate to maximize the enormous potential of our solutions in these markets. We are very excited to see how the Win family is growing around the world, as Win Systems itself grows."
Miami, September 19, 2023 - Win Systems, the leading provider of technology for the gaming and entertainment industry, will attend the next edition of G2E Las Vegas, to be held October 10th to 12th at the Venetian Expo. The company will be at the same booth as last year, #4447, where visitors will be able to see and learn first-hand about all the latest innovations designed to optimize casino operations and player experience.
Win Systems has been able to amaze in all the G2E editions in which it has participated, but in 2023 it has decided to redouble its bet with 3 powerful launches in Gaming. One of these launches is the new Gold Club Symphony electronic roulette, which for sure will catch the attention of both players and operators. The new electronic will become a reference in the market thanks to its spectacular design and truly innovative lighting system. In addition, the company will boost its slots offer with two innovative products: the new slot Sublime and the relaunch of its Rhapsody cabinet. It will also showcase its extensive games library with amazing novelties that will be presented at the trade-show.
As expected, its powerful casino management system WIGOS, and its latest releases will also have a prominent place at the show. WIGOS, which is already present in over 400 casinos connecting +100,000 machines, is experiencing exponential growth throughout the Americas and globally. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about one of its most recent developments: WINUP Wallet. This powerful app for players allows them to easily manage their gaming balance and enables casinos to offer many of their services on their mobile phones. WINUP Wallet is one of the most important and successful developments of WIGOS in recent times.
Eric Benchimol, CEO of Win Systems, commented: "This edition of G2E will be special for us. Our booth will reflect the result of the strategy we have been developing for several years, in response to specific market demands. As a result of the exponential growth, we have been experiencing, we have dedicated our efforts to developing exciting new products and services and strengthening our team with new additions. We look forward to sharing these fantastic products, which we will explain further in the coming weeks."
Miami, September 19, 2023 - Win Systems, the leading provider of technology for the gaming and entertainment industry, has revealed its first launch for the upcoming edition of G2E on October 10th to 12th, at its booth #4447.
The new Sublime slot is the perfect hybrid cabinet solution that promises both technical superiority and an increased level of player engagement. The new Sublime is specifically designed following the latest trends in ergonomics, seeking maximum convenience and comfort for the player. To deliver a significantly improved immersive gaming experience, the Sublime comes equipped with powerful Full HD graphics, a Hyper CC (Crystal Clear) sound system, and player-centric LED lighting effects that adapt to game content.
The new Sublime with its three 27” screens, is at the forefront of casino slot machines, and together with the entertaining and engaging new games developed by Win Systems (spectacular games such as Jin Long Cheng Xiang, Goddess Link, or the new version of Link2Win), guarantee the best gaming experience. The Sublime slot has been engineered to be noticed from across the casino floor, and at the same time, focus on player interaction and entertainment at the individual level.
Michael Lamers, Corporate Product Director - Gaming Division of Win Systems, commented: "We have put a lot of effort into this new cabinet, we wanted to make sure it delivers an enhanced, more immersive gaming experience that players will notice. It is an honor to present this innovative launch at the most important trade-show in America, and we would like to invite all operators to come to our booth to see the new cabinet and many other surprises that we will be revealing soon".
Miami, September 26, 2023 – Win Systems, a leading provider of technology for the gaming and entertainment industry, has announced plans for its Systems Division ahead of the upcoming G2E in Las Vegas, October 10th to 12th (booth #4447).
As every year, the company will showcase its powerful WIGOS casino management system, which stands out as a leader in cashless operations with a presence in 25+ countries worldwide connecting 100,000+ machines. The many innovative tools of WIGOS have led it to compete at the highest level, both in America and the rest of the world, and visitors to the Win Systems stand will get all the details from its experts.
The latest WIGOS development is WINUP, a spectacular app allowing players to easily manage their gaming funds and connect to the slot machine. The casino will benefit from a completely cashless environment. In addition, it allows the casino to offer multiple services to the player, such as access to the Player’s Club and machine reservation, food and beverages, etc. WINUP has positioned itself as a powerful loyalty and communication tool with the player.
Win Systems will also showcase at G2E its latest generation displays, the InTouch Pro and InTouch 5, which stand out for offering high-resolution video, integrated speakers (Pro version), NFC reader, real-time notifications, and an interactive design to take the player experience to the next level. In addition, the company will showcase its latest and most attractive themed jackpot, which offers 3 progressive levels and a daily event in which players can participate to access additional prizes for a limited time. All this, in the company of its charming characters, Pierre Goldfox and Lucy Mystery.
Eric Benchimol, CEO of Win Systems, explained: “This year we have seen an exponential growth of WIGOS both across America and the rest of the world, and we are convinced that this is the result of our strong commitment as a technology provider. We look forward to showing visitors all the powerful WIGOS functionalities, specifically designed to optimize casino management and elevate the player experience. Undoubtedly, the future of WIGOS is full of exciting and promising opportunities.”
Miami, September 27, 2023 – Win Systems, a leading provider of technology for the gaming and entertainment industry, has announced the addition of Hunter Kampf as Sales Director Systems & Gaming USA to further boost its growth in the region. Win Systems has once again demonstrated its strong commitment to the U.S. market.
Hunter, who has a track record of leadership positions in well-known companies in the industry, is ready to take Win Systems to new heights within the U.S. market. His customer-centric approach, backed by an extensive background and over 12 years of experience in the gaming industry, will set the company apart in the region.
Hunter Kampf, Sales Director Systems & Gaming USA, shared his enthusiasm: “I am excited to join Win Systems and have the opportunity to strengthen the presence, of both our state-of-the-art WIGOS system and gaming solutions, in the U.S. market. Our dedicated efforts in crafting products finely tuned to the specific demands of the U.S. gaming industry underscore Win Systems’ unwavering commitment. Drawing inspiration from the success stories of top-performing products in the U.S., while staying true to its international success factors, positions Win Systems for rapid and sustainable expansion in the region.”
Angelo Palmisano, Chief Strategy Officer & GM USA of Win Systems, commented: “Our continued expansion in the U.S. inspires us to up the ante, and the addition of Hunter to our team is just one example of our commitment. His extensive knowledge of the U.S. market, coupled with our extensive track record in the gaming industry, will be key to our growth in the region. We are very pleased with the progress we have been making, and we know that this is just the beginning of our continued success.”
Miami, September 28, 2023 - Win Systems, the leading provider of technology for the gaming and entertainment industry, has announced the launch of its Rhapsody XL, which will be presented at the upcoming G2E on October 10th, 11th, and 12th at its booth #4447.
Rhapsody XL is the facelifted version of the Rhapsody slot, which is specially designed for route operations and small venues, thanks to its robust and attractive design. It stands out in this segment for offering new and powerful Full HD 27” screens delivering superior graphics, which will immerse players in a world full of excitement and entertainment. In addition, its optimized sound system ensures exceptional audio quality, elevating the gaming experience to higher levels.
But it does not stop there. This slot is also special because of its extensive games library. The operators will be able to choose from a wide variety of exciting titles as well as incredible multi-games, enabling them to suit any preference of their players.
Michael Lamers, Corporate Product Director - Gaming Division of Win Systems, commented: "We have been working hard this past year to bring several powerful new products to the show, and the launch of the Rhapsody XL is a clear example of this. For its development, we have focused on meeting the specific needs of route operations and limited spaces: attractive machines that catch the player’s attention, but at the same time are robust and durable. We are looking forward to showcasing the new Rhapsody XL at our booth together with our other new products, both gaming and systems."
Miami, October 5, 2023 - Win Systems, a leading provider of technology for the gaming and entertainment industry, has announced the launch of its new and innovative Gold Club Symphony family of electronic roulettes, which will be presented at the upcoming edition of G2E on October 10, 11 and 12 at its booth #4447.
Gold Club Symphony has been developed to delight the most demanding players of the best casinos around the world. In addition to its elegant and modern design, it stands out for its exclusive VISIOLUX Lighting System that provides striking light effects at the operator's demand, while also providing information about the different stages of game play.
Another outstanding feature is its new game platform and engine, which includes a new design of the betting cloth and enhanced performance. The jackpot has also been totally redesigned and can be placed both vertically and horizontally to make the most of the available space.
Player comfort has been another key aspect of its design, with the inclusion of larger screens, greater leg space, and optimal visibility of the wheel. In addition, to reproduce the most realistic live game experience, both the wheel and the ball can be spun either clockwise or anticlockwise. Every aspect of player comfort and enjoyment has been taken into consideration in the development of the Gold Club Symphony.
Michael Lamers, Corporate Product Director - Gaming Division of Win Systems, commented: "Our track record as a technology leader has been instrumental in the development of this sophisticated new roulette, where every detail has been meticulously taken care of with an innovative approach. We are convinced that the Gold Club Symphony is destined to revolutionize the premium electronic roulette market, and we look forward to showcasing it at G2E."
Miami, October 23, 2023 - Win Systems concluded the recent edition of G2E '23 with an impressive commercial success, considering the large number of visitors who showed interest in their solutions, both in casino management systems (WIGOS) and in its new electronic roulette and slots.
One of the most talked-about launches was the new Gold Club Symphony electronic roulette, which attracted attention among operators for its elegant and modern design, and especially for its exclusive VISIOLUX lighting system, which can be adapted to the operator's demand with different lighting programs. At the same time, it also provides information about the different stages of the gameplay. Its new game platform and engine, along with its new jackpot, confirmed the high expectations for this electronic roulette, destined to quickly become a benchmark in the industry.
Among their range of slots, the star of the booth was the new Sublime hybrid cabinet. It delighted visitors thanks to its large HD screens, powerful Hyper CC sound system, and lighting effects that create a totally immersive gaming experience. The combination of the new cabinet with spectacular games, such as Jin Long and Goddess Link, was very well received by operators, who quickly expressed their interest in getting the new Sublime for their casinos.
Also, within their slot offer, but more focused on route operations and small venues, the company introduced the Rhapsody XL, a cabinet that stands out for its robust and attractive design with large screens, as well as its extensive library of games to adapt to any preference of their players.
In the systems division, those in charge of the prestigious WIGOS casino management system didn’t stop demonstrating the system to operators from across the continent, something they had already anticipated before the trade show. Thanks to its powerful functionalities and most recent advances, such as its WinUp app for players, WIGOS is rapidly gaining ground in several American markets, consolidating its position as the leading casino management system for cashless operations.
To culminate a highly successful trade show, Win Systems held the 5th edition of G2E's most anticipated social event: "The Great Pack Party", attended by hundreds of top operators from America and worldwide.
Eric Benchimol, CEO of Win Systems, commented: "We are very proud to have participated once again in G2E and to have been able to showcase incredible new developments in both gaming machines and systems, with excellent feedback from operators. We are convinced this is the result of the work of our fantastic team, focused on technology and client proximity. Thanks to all the visitors who came to our booth and let themselves be surprised by our innovations. We return home with many exciting projects that will soon come to live."
Miami, 7 de diciembre de 2023 – Win Systems , proveedor líder de tecnología para la industria del juego y el entretenimiento, ha anunciado la apertura de 2 nuevas oficinas en mercados clave para la compañía, como Estados Unidos y Argentina.
Win Systems sigue disfrutando de un crecimiento exponencial en EE.UU. y su participación en la reciente edición de G2E consolidó aún más su éxito en este mercado. En línea con esta expansión, la compañía inauguró una nueva sede corporativa en Miami, demostrando una vez más su fuerte apuesta por el mercado estadounidense.
Esta nueva oficina está ubicada estratégicamente en el área de Doral del condado de Miami-Dade. Este nuevo espacio cuenta con unas instalaciones más modernas y un hub logístico, lo que permitirá a Win Systems optimizar aún más eficientemente sus operaciones.
Por otro lado, la compañía ha decidido invertir en otro de sus mercados clave: Argentina, ubicándose en el centro de Buenos Aires. Esta ubicación estratégica representa un punto de acceso ideal para atender a los clientes y socios de Win Systems en toda la región. Además, la nueva sede facilitará la colaboración y el soporte eficiente para las operaciones en los países vecinos y también permitirá a la empresa construir relaciones comerciales aún más estrechas.
Eric Benchimol , CEO de Win Systems , expresó su entusiasmo por estas expansiones: “Nuestro crecimiento en USA, LATAM y el resto del mundo nos motiva a subir las apuestas y dar nuevos pasos hacia adelante. Esta nueva etapa, que incluye la apertura de oficinas en Buenos Aires y Miami, representa un hito fundamental, ya que nos acerca aún más a nuestros clientes y sus necesidades, sin duda seguiremos trabajando arduamente para brindar las mejores soluciones tecnológicas a la industria del juego. en estas regiones como en el resto. del mundo”.
The Grand Casino of La Mancha, part of the Ballesteros Group, located in Illescas, Toledo, has taken its gaming experience to the next level by incorporating the acclaimed Mighty Hammer by Zitro into its extensive entertainment repertoire. This exciting title, known for its global success, is presented impressively on the Allure Glare cabinet, providing players with an unparalleled experience filled with excitement at every bonus level it offers.
Jose Luis Morencia of the Casino Castilla La Mancha expressed his enthusiasm: “Once again, we’ve chosen to partners with Zitro and include their latest addition. The introduction of Mighty Hammer in our casino has been received with great enthusiasm by our customers, who appreciate its graphics and innovative gameplay”.
Jaime Aníbal-Álvarez, Director of Casinos at Zitro, thanked the Ballesteros Group for their continued commitment to introducing Zitro products in their establishments: “With the addition of Mighty Hammer, the players at the Casino de Illescas will experience the irresistible power of the hammer and create unforgettable moments in every game. The presence of Mighty Hammer at the Grand Casino of La Mancha is a testament to Zitro’s and the Ballesteros Group’s commitment to providing unique experiences to their customers. We anticipate great success for this multi-game in Illescas, as it already has worldwide”.
Zitro Digital announces its participation in SIGMA Europe, one of the largest iGaming exhibitions in the industry, set to take place from November 13th to 17th, 2023, at the Mediterranean Maritime Hub (MMH) in Malta.
The event promises to be an exceptional platform for Zitro Digital to showcase its latest innovations, including an impressive array of cutting-edge i-Gaming products, each designed to boost player interaction and grow operators online gaming business. With a focus on innovation, user engagement, and state-of-the-art technology, Zitro Digital continues to extend its proven-performance games from the land-based market to the online arena.
“In SiGMA Europe, we will present our new range of games for the online market, in which Zitro has been investing more and more, because we are convinced about the digital distributions of our games, especially for operators operating both land-based and online, as this represents a cross-selling opportunity between these two channels”, stated José Javier Marti, COO at Zitro Digital. “Our goal is to showcase the tremendous transformation that our product offerings have undergone, bringing to the online world the products we offer in the land-based casino market, as well as themed games tailored to specific times of the year”.
Among the highlights, Zitro Digital will showcase the first title from the eagerly awaited ‘Mighty Hammer’ gaming Family, as well as popular series including ’88 Link’, ‘Bashiba Link’, ‘Link King’ and ‘Link Me’. These game titles will share the spotlight alongside the company’s extensive collection of Video Bingo.
After the successful release of the Halloween-themed slot game ‘Apocalypse Reels,’ Zitro Digital will unveil new seasonal content. This will include titles like the Christmas-themed slot ‘Frozen Xmas.’ These games are built upon proven mathematical and gameplay mechanics that have been successfully tested in land-based casinos worldwide, making them highly valuable for our clients’ promotional strategies.
Furthermore, alongside these latest developments, Zitro Digital will present a comprehensive range of gamification tools, including Tournaments and Achievements, designed to complement their games and enhance engagement. Players can now win a variety of top prizes, ranging from Free rounds in their most popular titles to cash rewards and exclusive merchandise, adding a new level of excitement to the gaming experience.
“We are excited to be attending this year’s SIGMA and showcasing our latest gaming content to visitors. This event presents a fantastic opportunity to strengthen relationships with our valued partners, forge new connections within the industry, and highlight the significant growth our product offering has undergone. We invite attendees to visit our booth and explore how our comprehensive gaming solutions can be a valuable addition to your portfolio”, Martí added.
Gran Madrid has made a significant bet on Zitro products by adding three games from the GLARE family to the entertainment offerings at Casino Torrelodones and Casino Colón: Mighty Hammer, Fantasy Wealth, and Double Link.
Presented on the exclusive Allure Glare cabinet, Mighty Hammer stands out with its visually striking design and offers multiple levels of excitement and various possibilities, each connected to a different bonus link, with different emotions at each level. Double Link, on the Illusion Glare cabinet with a 43? Ultra HD curved screen, features a very special bonus round that literally doubles the bonus and provides players with double the excitement and double the prizes. Meanwhile, Fantasy Wealth, presented on the impressive Altius Glare cabinet, with its charming theme and innovative gameplay mechanics, immerses players in an incredible adventure, as they chase golden chests to activate the Giant Roulette that awards significant prizes.
Jaime Aníbal-Álvarez, Zitro’s Casino Director for Spain, also expressed gratitude for the trust in Zitro products: “We want to thank Gran Madrid once again for choosing our multi-games to enhance their entertainment offerings at Casino Torrelodones and Casino Colón”.