Miami, March 17, 2023 - Win Systems, a leading provider of technology for the gaming and entertainment industry, will participate with its exclusive distributor in Colombia, Golden Gaming, in the next edition of the GAT trade-show. The event will take place in Cartagena de Indias on March 29th and 30th. The booth of the company will be A10.

As every year, Win Systems could not miss GAT Cartagena to exhibit its state-of-the-art solutions for casinos. The company will take a step forward in its slots offering, with its incredible ST3 and Rhapsody cabinets, which already have +100 games in its extensive library. In addition, it will present its new and spectacular Goddess Link and Jin Long games and the launch of two multi-games: Adventure and Orion.

The company will also showcase its iconic Gold Club multi-position electronic roulettes, which are extremely popular in the Colombian market. Win Systems will exhibit at GAT its latest release Gold Club series 25, which is available for its entire range of roulettes. The series 25 already achieved great success in the markets where it has been introduced, thanks to its exclusive design in red and black colors, with attractive lighting that makes it incredibly eye-catching from any point of the casino. The series 25 has renewed software, including a new game layout design. In addition, it includes the Lucky Number jackpot.

Eric Benchimol, CEO of Win Systems, commented: "We are very pleased to participate once again in GAT, since Latin America is one of the main markets for Win Systems. Our position in Colombia has been highly strategic for several years and we enjoy great recognition from both operators and players. The solutions we will present at the trade-show are adapted to the needs of this market. In addition, having Golden Gaming as a strategic partner in the country allows us to respond to the high demands of the Colombian market and continue competing at the highest level".

Zitro has entered a new collaboration agreement with UNNIC Casino, the first casino to open in Andorra. UNNIC Casino has bet on Zitro’s GLARE cabinet line, which offers a unique combination of high-quality graphics, immersive soundtrack, ergonomic design, and innovative features.

 

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As part of this commitment, UNNIC has added 40 GLARE cabinets, which feature some of Zitro’s most popular titles, including Mighty Hammer, Mega King, Link King, Link Me, 88 Link, Wheel of Legends, among others.

Coolbet, an online sports betting and casino brand of GAN, has revealed it will be leaving the Ontario market next month.

The operator entered the newly regulated market last April under an iGaming Ontario (iGO) license, having previously been available to residents via a license from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).

But Coolbet has now confirmed that it will pull out of the Canadian province completely by the end of Apr. 3.

Ahead of that date the brand will implement a transition period to tie up all loose ends.

First, Coolbet will turn off all deposit options on Mar. 21, leaving players with low balance left in their account a decision to make; to either use up all of the existing funds on bets or casino spins, or to top up the balance to withdraw all of the funds. The minimum withdrawal amounts are $1 (Interac) and $0.01 (Trustly).

Then, on Mar. 22, its casino and sportsbook will close. Bets that cannot be settled by then because the outcome is still unknown will be voided and refunded. This includes futures and in parlays; if any of the outcomes result is not known the part of that parlay will be voided and odds set to 1.00.

Furthermore, any bonus funds will be fully unlocked from wagering requirements on Mar. 23.

The final step happens on Apr. 3, when the coolbet.ca website and mobile app will be shut down.

Coolbet’s statement concluded: “Thank you for all the good times, and always remember…Stay Cool. Bet Responsibly.”

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Story by Nick Ware; appeared in SBCAmericas on March 17, 2023

 

Zitro is pleased to announce that it has achieved the ISO 27001 certification for its Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). This certification acknowledges the company’s commitment to protecting information and guaranteeing the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive data of both clients and employees.

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ISO 27001 establishes the requirements for information security management systems. It is part of the ISO 27000 family of standards related to information and cybersecurity, and is based on best practices for implementing information security measures, thus providing a framework for organizations to follow.

With this certification, Zitro can manage its information flows while avoiding potential threats and complying with current legal requirements. As a result, this ensures business continuity and offers added value to customers seeking secure and reliable gaming products. Principio del formularioFinal del formulario

Johnny Viveiros Ortiz, Founder of Zitro, said: “We are proud to have obtained the ISO 27001 certification, which is a testament to our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of information security. This certification demonstrates that at Zitro, we have implemented the best practices for managing and protecting sensitive information and enhances our credibility as a trusted partner”.

The Mexican Winpot group has added more than 200 slots with Mighty Hammer game theme. Mighty Hammer is  a 4-level progressive link multigame that offers the perfect combination of players ‘favorite features: the Link Up and Link King functions. With three unique link bonuses, players will have a higher jackpot amount depending on the bet placed. The higher the bet, the more intense the gaming experience, and the bigger the prizes and rewards.

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“Mighty Hammer is already being felt in Winpot’s Casinos and players are delighted with this new addition with its impeccable graphics, sound effects and engaging and innovative game mechanics” states Anuar Haua, Winpot’s Chief Operating Officer.

“I would like to thank Winpot again for the opportunity they give us to be present with all our products at their casinos’ properties, this time with the addition of Mighty Hammer. I am very pleased to continue our personal and commercial relationship with Winpot, which brings us so much success”, said Johnny Viveiros Ortiz, Founder of Zitro.

Zitro is pleased to announce a new distribution agreement with KGM, a leading supplier of casino gaming equipment and systems throughout the United States. Under the agreement, KGM will act as Zitro’s exclusive distributor in New York, Connecticut, and the Ohio Racino market.

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“KGM has a long-standing commercial relationship in these key markets, and we look forward to leveraging their market experience and existing sales and service networks”, said Derik Mooberry, CEO of Zitro USA.

Jason Peters, President and CEO of KGM, said: “We are excited to add the Zitro portfolio of games to KGM’s catalogue of products and we appreciate the opportunity presented. We believe this partnership will be very beneficial to both parties, and above all, for casino operators”.

“We are proud to partner with KGM, a company that shares our commitment to providing high-quality, innovative gaming products to customers,” added Derik Mooberry, CEO of ZITRO USA. “We are confident this partnership will provide a great opportunity for us to bring our products to new customers and further expand our business in these key markets.”

Highly anticipated Class II portfolio to debut

LAS VEGAS (March 13, 2023) – It’s all about “INNOVATION IN MOTION” for Aristocrat Gaming™ at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention (IGA) 2023 as the company plans to bring a diverse, industry-leading portfolio of next-generation cabinets, games, and features, along with 80 percent custom content specifically for Class II tribal customers. 

“We are excited to showcase our commitment to Class II gaming content at IGA, ensuring our tribal customers have a variety of fresh content to diversify their floor and appeal to new and current players alike,” said Jon Hanlin, senior vice president of commercial strategy Americas and EMEA for Aristocrat Gaming. “Aristocrat Gaming is continuously investing in innovation throughout our hardware and product portfolios, elevating our games to new and exciting places to meet and exceed player demand.”
 
Headlining the show are:

  • Lightning Buffalo Link™ on the Neptune™ Single - Named one of the most anticipated games of the year, this builds on the success of Buffalo Link™ incorporating player-favorite mechanics like Hold & Spin and Buffalo Mystery collection feature with a $50K MSP.
  • Hunt for Aztec Riches™ on the MarsX™ Portrait - Class II customers will enjoy this expansion of the popular Hunt for Neptune’s Gold™ game on premium hardware.
  • Hunt for Neptune’s Gold Wheel™ on the RELM™ XL 5-reel cabinet - Also in Class II, this is an expansion of the Hunt Brand Universe featuring a $100K progressive linked to The Hunt for Neptune’s Gold Diamond™.

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Hunt for Aztec Riches™ on the MarsX™ Portrait 

 

Also making their IGA debuts are:

  • Buffalo Triple Power™ - An ultimate combination of Buffalo Gold Collection™ and Triple Metamorphic, allowing Class III players to enjoy the classic Buffalo Gold Collection experience while waiting for one, two, or all three metamorphic features to trigger simultaneously.
  • Money Dragon Drop™ - Blue Skies and Money Dragon Drop™ - Purple Dawn, which are all-new versions of the player-favorite Class III game Big Fu Cash Dragons™. The new game family has been configured for Class II play while maintaining the original essence of the game.

 
Visit Aristocrat Gaming in booth #1831.
 
ABOUT ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a global games leader with more than 6,500 employees. The company is licensed in over 300 gaming jurisdictions, operates in more than 90 countries, and offers a unique blend of products and services. The company is the leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of Class III games as well as Class II Innovations for Native American casinos and emerging markets. The company’s mission is to bring joy to life through the power of play. Its values are rooted in creativity and technology, and the company has a rich history of innovation that has shaped the gaming industry over many decades. For further information, visit the company’s website at www.aristocratgaming.com.

In 2021, Zitro set itself the ambitious goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 80%. The company has not only achieved this target but exceeded it by achieving a further 50% reduction by 2022. This reduction has been made possible by investing in the renewal of all IT equipment to make its offices more efficient and environmentally friendly. Zitro’s commitment to sustainability is not limited to reducing its carbon footprint. The company has also made a major effort to switch to renewable energies. 100% of the electricity consumption at the Barcelona technology campus now comes from renewable sources.

 
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The company’s achievement of the ISO 14064-1 certification sets a new benchmark in the gaming industry for sustainability and environmental responsibility. Zitro’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and switching to renewable energy sources is a significant step towards a more sustainable future.

Johnny Viveiros Ortiz, Founder of Zitro, commented, “We are proud to have achieved the ISO 14064-1 certification. This is a testament to our commitment to sustainability and reducing our impact on the environment. We will continue to invest in sustainable practices to ensure that we meet our goals and lead by example in the industry”.

March 8, 2023  -  Zitro has set a new milestone in its geographical expansion and has arrived in Croatia with Luckia. Thus, the Zagreb Casino already has the most successful video slots on the market, thanks to the number of prizes and fun they provide. These first-class slot games, which are presented on the Fusion Glare cabinet, include all the exciting features that players love and have proven to be a safe bet in casino venues around the world. 

 
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“Link King and Link Me are truly amazing products, both for players and for us as operators. It is certainly a very attractive option to diversify the full range of games that we at Casino Zagreb make available to our customers,” says Pedro Rodríguez, Country Manager at Luckia.

For his part, Jaime Aníbal, from Zitro, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer some of our greatest hits in Croatia for the first time with Luckia and we are very grateful to them for betting on our products, also outside our borders. We are fully confident that Link King and Link Me will succeed in Croatia just as they are succeeding worldwide.”

Grand Fortune Series to Make North American Debut; More than 30 Unique Game Themes on Display

LAS VEGAS (March 8, 2023) – Ainsworth Game Technology (“Ainsworth”) will showcase more than 30 gaming cabinets across Class III and Class II markets at the annual Indian Gaming Association (IGA) Tradeshow on March 29-30 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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“Our focus at the show will be on sharing with our valuable Tribal partners some new game concepts and strategies aimed at improving low denomination performance on casinos floors,” said Ainsworth President – North America Deron Hunsberger. “Ainsworth has invested heavily in R&D over the past year, and we believe new Linked Progressive titles like Treasure Spirits, Ca$h Stacks Gold, Ultra Shot and Grand Fortune represent significant progress in our ability to attract players.”

The new Grand Fortunes series will make its North American debut at IGA. These two companion titles – Wild Wins and Temple Riches – offer player-selectable multi denomination play with the chance to win a Linked Progressive Jackpot, instant bonus prizes up to 800x, and the exciting Hold ‘n Stack Feature.

Grand Fortunes will follow the recently released Treasure Spirits and Ca$h Stacks Gold game series that also offer the Hold ‘n Stack Feature as part of a bonus that can award a Standalone Major Jackpot and a Linked Grand Jackpot.

Ultra Shot – a two game series scheduled to be available in North American casinos in Spring 2023 – similarly provides a player-selectable multi denomination experience on a Linked Progressive title. These two games – Tiger and Panda – offer the Ultra Shot Feature, which gives players a three-level Coin Collection bonus.

New games will be available on both the A-STAR Curve XL and A-STAR Curve cabinets.

“The games we will showcase at IGA will give a snapshot of the step forward Ainsworth has taken in improving the overall sight of our games, the overall sound of our games and the general action-packed experience of our games,” said Ainsworth Chief Technology Officer David Bollesen. “We’re excited to be able to share our work with Tribal gaming operators.”

Elsewhere in Ainsworth’s 1,500-square-foot booth, the Company will showcase new titles like: Fai Cai Coins, a 243-ways Linked Progressive series with multiple bonus levels; Falcon Cash and Coyote Bucks, a pair of low denom “Win Before” Progressive titles based on Ainsworth’s top performing High Denomination games; and Cash Attack and Prime Time, new high limit three-reel games offering a persistent state bonus feature.

Not to be overlooked is the North American debut of an improved Gambler’s Gold MultiGame Keno package. The Gambler’s Gold package now has significant upgrades. Improvements include the additions of the 2 to 20 Card Keno, Seahorse Keno, and the QuickSpin Super Sonic 7s slot to the nearly 20-game pack.

Gambler’s Gold focuses on Keno by offering an array of bonus Keno experiences that give players to chance to win extra draws, Free Games, multipliers, and other fun bonus awards. It will be available in many Class III Tribal markets soon.

To learn more about Ainsworth’s latest product offerings, visit AGTslots.com.

Illinois’ newest casino destination opens its temporary structure with industry award-winning systems technology

Las Vegas, NV — March 2, 2023 - Full House Resorts (NASDAQ:FLL) announced it is expanding Konami Gaming, Inc.’s SYNKROS® casino management system to the sixth gaming destination in its portfolio, American Place. Located approximately 30 minutes north of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, a temporary structure called The Temporary by American Place will open shortly with approximately 1,000 slot machines, 50 table games, three restaurants, and SYNKROS’ award-winning technology running throughout. The permanent American Place facility is scheduled to open approximately three years later with a world-class casino, state-of-the-art sports book, premium boutique hotel, 1,500-seat live entertainment venue, and a wide array of eateries, bars, and other amenities.

“With SYNKROS at the core of The Temporary at American Place, our guests can immediately
begin to connect with tailored rewards, offers, and communications across the site,” said Daniel R.
Lee, president and chief executive officer of Full House Resorts. “When the permanent American
Place casino makes its debut, the earned rewards and relationships will move seamlessly to the new facility, with even more entertainment opportunities.”

In addition to launching SYNKROS’ full marketing suite, The Temporary at American Place is beta
site for the SYNKROS launch of Oracle Analytics, considered one of the nation’s leading options for
business intelligence and analytics. Full House Resorts’ entire portfolio is powered by SYNKROS,
including Silver Slipper Casino and Hotel, which has pioneered the system since 2006.

“Full House Resorts brings an innovative approach to every casino destination it operates, and American Place is the latest world class casino set to entertain guests with a one-of-a-kind experience,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “With SYNKROS’ agile system architecture, robust integrations, and flexible marketing tools, we’re thrilled to flexibly support a diverse spectrum of goals and objectives across the organization’s growing portfolio of properties.”

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

Ruby Seven's game portfolio will expand to include player-favorite IGT themes

LONDON and RENO, Nev.March 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) and Ruby Seven Studios announced an agreement today that will expand Ruby Seven's extensive content library to include some of IGT's most popular games across Ruby Seven's suite of social casino applications. IGT will provide Ruby Seven players with well-known casino games such as the Wheel of Fortune Slots, Top Dollar™ Premium, Wolf Run™ Eclipse, and many more player favorites.

"We are excited to expand the Ruby Seven Studios content portfolio with a great selection of IGT games," said Michael Carpenter, Ruby Seven Studios Founder and CEO"This IGT content includes some of the biggest and most popular names in slots, and now our partners will be able to offer it to players in their favorite social casinos."   

"IGT is very pleased to establish this relationship with Ruby Seven Studios as we expand the offering of our proven land-based and online casino gaming content in the social casino space," said Jennifer Fales, IGT VP Global Licensing and Social Casino Gaming. "We're providing Ruby Seven Studios with content that players know and love, and the tribal casinos who have partnerships with Ruby Seven Studios have experienced great success with the land-based versions of these games."

To learn more about Ruby Seven's offerings, download and play today via the Apple AppStore or Google Play Store.

Zitro USA will be exhibiting its new products at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention (IGA) from March 27-30, at booth #741 in the San Diego, CA. As the largest gathering of tribal leaders and casino executives in North America, IGA presents a valuable opportunity for Zitro to showcase its ongoing development efforts and demonstrate its commitment to Tribal Gaming. With significant growth in many tribal jurisdictions, the company is proud to be a part of this year’s event.

At the IGA show, Zitro will unveil its latest innovations for the GLARE cabinet line, including Altius Glare, Illusion Glare and Allure Glare. Each form-factor combines unique features and a variety of new slot content to offer players an all-new gaming experience. Among the titles on display will be Fantasy WealthMega KingMighty Hammer and Colossus Fire, designed to maximize player engagement and drive profitability for tribal operators.

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“We are eager to showcase our strong game portfolio at IGA and connect with the tribal gaming community”, commented Derik Mooberry, CEO of Zitro USA. “Our entire team has been working hard over the past year to create cutting-edge gaming experiences that will captivate players and drive growth for tribal casinos. I have high expectations for our new product lineup, and I am confident it will further strengthen our position in this market”.

 

LONDONMarch 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its proven IGT PlaySports™ technology is expanding its footprint within Ohio through an agreement with BetSkybox to deploy IGT's PlaySports QuickBet™ Kiosks at licensed restaurants and bars across Ohio.

"BetSkybox is thrilled to deliver IGT's award-winning sports betting technology to our licensed partners and offer the convenience of PlaySports' self-service betting solutions to the many sports fans throughout Ohio," said Ron Frederickson, President of Skybox Sports Network / BetSkybox. "IGT's high-performing betting solutions will add another layer of excitement as patrons gather at these social establishments to watch their favorite sports and teams."

"Expanding IGT PlaySports' footprint in Ohio through our partnership with BetSkybox increases the opportunity for sports fans throughout the state to enjoy premium betting experiences while they are watching games at restaurants and bars," said Joe Asher, IGT President of Sports Betting. "Ohio's high-profile professional and collegiate sports teams have loyal and engaged fan bases. The simplicity and intuitive nature of IGT's PlaySports kiosks will make it easy for any fan to responsibly place bets on their favorite sports teams."

IGT PlaySports' best-in-class solutions have launched both class A and C licensee partners in Ohio, demonstrating the depth of its sports betting capabilities and offerings. IGT PlaySports, part of IGT PlayDigital, is deployed at more than 80 gaming venues across the U.S. and Canada. To learn more visit IGT.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

LAS VEGAS (1 March 2023) — Anaxi, a division of Aristocrat, and Caesars Sportsbook & Casino, a division of Caesars Entertainment, Inc., a leading sports betting and iCasino operator, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver Aristocrat’s online Real Money Gaming iconic titles and brands to Caesars online casino customers. This collaborative partnership allows for some of the world’s most exciting gaming content to be available to online players on the Caesars Sportsbook & Casino platform. 

Anaxi™ officially launched its brand at G2E in October 2022, creating a destination where players can enjoy the excitement of online real money and gaming with confidence showcasing world-class content via one seamless experience. 

As part of Aristocrat, Anaxi brings an extensive catalogue of world-class digital and mobile products anywhere, anytime to the iGaming industry. With the growing talents of its global content studios and Customer Experience Solutions (CXS) team, Anaxi is enhancing the way players and patrons connect from their mobile devices to the casino floor seamlessly. 

“Our commitment to both guest and operator entertainment experiences are at the heart of everything we do, and great partnerships of this kind are the driving force in continuing to move our industry innovations forward,” said Cath Burns, Executive Vice President of Anaxi. “We are excited for this collaboration as Anaxi brings iconic titles to the Caesars empire.” 

As one of the fastest-growing iGaming operators in North America, Caesars Sportsbook & Casino has an online casino presence in: New Jersey, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia & Ontario. The new partnership with Anaxi adds to Caesars’ online casino game library and builds on the commitment of provided an elevated gaming experience to its customers. 

“World-class content is synonymous with Aristocrat, and we’re excited to be an early adopter of the Aristocrat content with Anaxi,” said Matt Sunderland, SVP of iGaming at Caesars Sportsbook & Casino. “Coupling this new content with our exciting and innovative platform will provide players with the best experience available in the industry.” 

Anaxi will launch several iconic Aristocrat titles on Caesars Sportsbook and Casino in 2023. The Caesars Sportsbook & Casino app is available for download via iOS and Android, as well as via desktop by visiting www.caesars.com/sportsbook-and-casino. 

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About Anaxi™ 

Anaxi is Aristocrat Leisure Limited’s (ASX:ALL) dedicated online Real Money Gaming and Customer Experience Solutions business. Founded in 2022, Anaxi creates destinations where players can enjoy the excitement of online Real Money Gaming with confidence. Powered by the world’s greatest 

gaming content and the creativity of over 600 passionate people, Anaxi is on a mission to become the most trusted name in online RMG, globally. Anaxi: Experience Entertainment. 

For more: www.anaxi.com / www.aristocrat.com 

Miami, March 1, 2023 - Win Systems, a leading provider of technology for the gaming and entertainment industry, has announced the installation of its powerful WIGOS management system in 4 new casinos of the prestigious New Hampshire Group, a subsidiary company of Peninsula Pacific Entertainment (P2E). The P2E Group, with over 20 years of experience, is the leading charitable gaming operator in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Group has chosen WIGOS to optimize the management of its casinos Casino Dover Bowl (Dover), Filotimo Casino Manchester (Manchester), Casino Wonder (Keene), and Casino Lebanon Poker Room (Lebanon), all in New Hampshire. Win Systems continues to drive the growth of its WIGOS casino management system, which is expanding rapidly in the U.S. market.  

WIGOS stands out as a stable, flexible, and profitable management system designed to optimize the operation of casinos of all sizes. Fully committed to innovation and with extensive industry experience, it offers a powerful range of solutions for day-to-day casino management and a comprehensive player loyalty and rewards program. All this has enabled WIGOS to become the #1 CMS in cashless operations worldwide and to connect over 100,000 machines around the world.

Chad Dickie, EVP & GM of Win Systems USA, commented: "We are honored that Peninsula Pacific Entertainment has trusted in our track record and has chosen WIGOS to manage their casinos. We are very pleased to start the year with new and exciting installations, which allow us to reinforce our growth strategy in the United States."

Ainsworth Gaming Technology Wednesday announced a partnership with Loren Nelson to create a game development studio in Reno, Nevada.

Nelson has created video slot content for more than three decades and has worked for IGT, Sierra Design Group, Bally’s, and Everi. His new team will concentrate on creating “trendsetting, innovative slot content” for Ainsworth to complement current products.

Ainsworth Chief Technology Officer David Bollesen said in a statement that in the past year, the company has revamped studios in Sydney, Australia and Las Vegas, and opened a new game development studio in Austin, Texas.

“Now we are adding our fourth studio in Reno,” Bollesen said. “These developments teams will focus on developing a more diverse and creative range of games aimed at improving performance in all markets.”

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story written by Rege Behe, lead contributor to CDC Gaming Reports

Company fortifies industry leadership with premium, mechanical reel, video poker and video slot recognition

LONDONFeb. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it was recognized with top honors in four distinguished categories at the fifth annual EKG Slot Awards in Las Vegas. The EKG Slot Awards Show is produced by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG) and is designed to recognize excellence in slot game development in the casino gaming industry.

In addition to winning the "Most Improved Supplier - Premium" category, IGT won the "Top Performing New Mechanical Reel Cabinet" award for its innovative new DiamondRS™ cabinet. Solidifying its commitment to delivering engaging content that captivates players, IGT's Ultimate X Poker™ won the "Top Performing Video Poker Game," and the Company's Wheel of Fortune® High Roller™ video slots was recognized as the "Top Performing Third-Party IP-Branded Game."

"IGT is extremely honored to be recognized at the EKG Slot Awards Show for achieving high performance across our diverse content and hardware product portfolio," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO Global Gaming. "This marks an important milestone for IGT and further propels our commitment to developing engaging player experiences and delivering the industry's most compelling products and solutions to our customers."  

Each year, EKG determines winners across 15 land-based gaming product categories, utilizing a data-driven process and evaluation by a distinguished advisory board.

Event held on February 23rd at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, February 28, 2023 -- Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG) is proud to announce the individual category winners for the 5th Annual EKG Slot Awards. This event was produced by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC and is designed to recognize excellence in slot machine game development within the land-based casino gaming industry, iGaming and social casino sector.  All category winners were announced last Thursday, February 23rd at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

“On behalf of everyone at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, I would like to congratulate all of the individual award winners, as well as this year’s Hall of Fame Class,” said Todd Eilers, Principal at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC.   “I would also like to thank our Board of Advisors, official voters, VIPs, and our event sponsors.  It was a great night celebrating the industry’s top games and people.”

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The land-based category winners for the 5th annual EKG Slot Awards were determined by the official voting from over 100 qualified slot directors representing over 300 casinos across the U.S. and Canadian markets and representing roughly 300,000 total slot machines.  For the iGaming and Social Casino segments, winners were determined by voting from a distinguished panel of industry experts.

Land-based Awards

  1. Top Performing NEW Video Reel Core Game –

Sponsored by Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)

  • Bao Zhu Zhao Fu Red Festival – Aristocrat **2022 WINNER**
  • China Shores Boosted Great Stacks - Konami
  • Devil’s Lock - Bluberi
  • Gold Hills Prospector Pete - Everi
  • Monkey Legends - AGS
  • Rich Little Piggies Meal Ticket - Light & Wonder
  • Wolf Run Eclipse - IGT
  • X Wheel Supreme Dragon - Aruze
  1. Top Performing NEW Mechanical Reel Core Game
  • Blazin' Gems Deluxe - Everi
  • Blazing 777 Triple Double Jackpot Wild - Light & Wonder **2022 WINNER**
  • Buffalo Instant Hit - Aristocrat
  • Pinball Double Gold – IGT
  1. Top Performing NEW Premium Game – Sponsored by BMM Testlabs
  • Golden Pots - Golden Dragon - AGS
  • Lightning Dollar Link - Kung Fu Master - Aristocrat**2022 WINNER**
  • Lucky Envelope - Plum Riches - Konami
  • Prosperity Link Wan Shi Ru Yi - IGT
  • Smokin Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel Ice - Everi
  • Ultimate Fire Link Explosion - Light & Wonder
  1. Top Performing NEW Video Cabinet – Core
  • A Star Dual - Ainsworth
  • Kascada Dual Screen - Light & Wonder
  • Muso Curve 55 - Aruze
  • Neptune Single - Aristocrat**2022 WINNER**
  • Prism VXP - Incredible Technologies
  1. Top Performing NEW Mechanical Reel Cabinet – Core
  • DiamondRS - IGT**2022 WINNER**
  • Landmark 7000 - Light & Wonder
  • Player Classic Signature – Everi
  1. Top Performing NEW Cabinet – Premium
  • A Star Curve XL - Ainsworth
  • Dimension 75C - Konami
  • Kascada Dual Screen - Light & Wonder**2022 WINNER**
  • Peak65 - IGT
  1. Top Performing Proprietary Branded Game
  • All Aboard - Konami
  • Dragon Link - Aristocrat**2022 WINNER**
  • Prosperity Link - IGT
  • Rakin Bacon - AGS
  • Super Charged 7s - Ainsworth
  • Ultimate Fire Link - Light & Wonder
  • Ultra Rush - Incredible Technologies
  • Wicked Wheel - Everi
  • X Wheel - Aruze
  1. Top Performing 3rd Party IP Branded Game
  • Conan – Aristocrat
  • Farmville Golden Harvest - Aristocrat
  • Monopoly Lunar New Year - Light & Wonder
  • Press Your Luck Whammy Wilds – Everi
  • Shark Week – Feeding Frenzy – Everi
  • Wheel of Fortune – 4D Collectors Edition – IGT
  • Wheel of Fortune - High Roller – IGT**2022 WINNER**
  • Willy Wonka – Dreamers of Dreams – Light & Wonder
  1. Top Electronic Table Game (ETG) Supplier
  • Alfastreet
  • Aruze
  • Gaming Arts
  • IGT
  • Interblock**2022 WINNER**
  • Light & Wonder
  1. Top Performing Video Poker Game
  • All Star Poker 3 - IGT
  • Game King X - IGT
  • Super Star Poker - IGT
  • Ultimate X Poker - IGT**2022 WINNER**
  • Winners World Multigame – Aristocrat
  1. Top Performing Game from an Emerging Supplier
  • 88 Wild Duels - Monkey vs Dark Warrior - Zitro
  • Brian Christopher’s Pop N Pays More - Gaming Arts
  • Devils Lock - Bluberi**2022 WINNER**
  • House Of The Dead Scarlet Dawn - Sega Sammy
  • Jackpot Multiplier - Play Synergy
  • Red Hot Burning Clover Link Edition - Apogee
  • Screaming Links Great Balls of Fire - Lightning
  • Thunder Cash Link Voodoo Magic - Novomatic
  1. Most Innovative Game
  • Bao Zhu Zhao Fu Red Festival - Aristocrat**2022 WINNER**
  • Dragon Rush Fei Nu - Incredible Technologies
  • Fu Bamboo - Bluberi
  • Fu Gui Hao Men Splendid Fortunes - IGT
  • Go Go Claw Cash Grab – Aruze
  • Huff N More Puff - Light & Wonder
  • Kung Fu Empress - Gaming Arts
  • Money Line - Everi
  • Treasure Spirits – Dragon – Ainsworth
  1. Most Improved Supplier – Core
  • Bluberi **2022 WINNER**
  1. Most Improved Supplier – Premium
  • IGT **2022 WINNER**
  1. Best Overall Supplier of Slot Content
  • Aristocrat **2022 WINNER**

 

Social Casino Awards

  1. Best Social Slots Game
  • DoubleDown Casino - DoubleU Games
  • Jackpot Party Casino - SciPlay
  • Lightning Link Casino - Pixel United**2022 WINNER**
  • Lotsa Slots - Netmarble
  • Slotomania - Playtika
  1. Best New Social Casino Game
  • Choctaw Slots - The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Grand Cash Casino - Gamehaus Network
  • MGM Slots Live - PlayStudios**2022 WINNER**
  • Poker Chase - C-bet Inc.
  • Vegas Keno - PLAYDOG
  1. Top Social Casino Company
  • Netmarble
  • Pixel United
  • PlayStudios
  • Playtika
  • SciPlay **2022 WINNER**
  1. Special Award for Overcoming Adversity (Social Casino)
    • Murka **2022 WINNER**

 

iGaming Awards (Real-Money Online Gaming)

  1. Top Performing NEW Online Slot
  • 10,000 Wonders 10k Ways - Reel Play
  • 10k Fortunes - Design Works Gaming
  • Almighty Buffalo Megaways - White Hat Studios **2022 WINNER**
  • Big Fishing Fortune - Inspired
  • Carnival Cow Coin Combo - Light & Wonder
  • Golden Wins Deluxe - AGS
  • Lone Star Jackpots - Greentube
  • Megajackpots Wolf Run - IGT
  • Primate King - Evolution
  • Slingo Shark Week - Gaming Realms
  • Triple Jackpot Gems - Everi
  1. Top Performing NEW Online Table Game
  • 21+3 Progressive Blackjack - Bragg Gaming Group **2022 WINNER**
  • Bet the Set 21 - Light & Wonder
  • Free Bet Blackjack - Evolution
  • Multihand Blackjack Perfect Pairs 21+3 - IGT
  • Space Invaders Roulette - Inspired
  1. Top Performing Online Live Casino Game
  • Blackjack Unlimited - Playtech
  • Live Dealer Blackjack - Evolution**2022 WINNER**
  • Live Dealer Craps - Evolution
  • Live Dealer Texas Hold Em - Evolution
  • Live Roulette – Playtech
  1. Most Innovative Online Game
  • Big Spin Bonus - Inspired
  • Break the Bounty LuckyTap ™ - Design Works Gaming**2022 WINNER**
  • Doubleplay Super Bet HQ - Light & Wonder
  • El Dorado Infinity Reels - Reel Play
  • Extra Chilli Megaways - Evolution
  • Lightning Blackjack - Evolution
  • Slingo Shark Week - Gaming Realms
  1. Best Overall Supplier of Online Content
  • Evolution **2022 WINNER**
  1. Top Performing Omni-Channel Slot (Retail & Online)
  • 88 Fortunes - Light & Wonder
  • Cleopatra - IGT
  • Crazy Money Deluxe - Incredible Technologies
  • Mustang Money - Ainsworth
  • Rakin Bacon - AGS
  • Triple Jackpot Gems - Everi**2022 WINNER**

 

The EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame Inductees for the Class of 2023

  • Dennis Mead – Game Development
  • Charles Fey – Game Development
  • Buddy Frank – Slot Operations 

Company demonstrates leadership, scores in 88th percentile amongst evaluated businesses in the casinos and gaming industry

LONDONFeb. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT" or the "Company") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it scored in the 88th percentile in the casino and gaming industry category in the 2022 S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). IGT was one of 69 companies that were assessed in its category, and the Company particularly demonstrated strong performance against its peers in environmental and social reporting and operational eco-efficiency.

"IGT remains committed to advancing the Company's global sustainability and ESG initiatives," said Wendy Montgomery, IGT SVP, Marketing, Communications and Sustainability."This improved ranking from S&P Global provides insight on the impact of our sustainability efforts and helps IGT remain 'Ahead of the Game' when it comes to sustainability best practices. This enhanced score reassures our stakeholders that we continue to demonstrate industry leadership in global sustainability."

Within S&P's CSA, IGT received an overall ESG score of 52 on Jan. 20, 2023, an improvement from its previous assessment. On the basis of their performance, companies receive rankings for more than 25 financially relevant sustainability criteria across economic, environmental and social dimensions.

Since 1999, the CSA and the collaboration with Dow Jones Indices (now S&P Dow Jones Indices) have been used to create a leading global sustainability benchmark. The CSA applies a best-in-class approach, meaning no industries are excluded from the assessment, and the CSA compares companies across 61 industries. Active participation in the CSA has helped many companies to stand out as ESG leaders.

For more information on IGT's global sustainability program, visit IGT.com, or follow IGT on LinkedIn.

LAS VEGAS (February 27, 2023) – Today, Aristocrat Gaming™ and the FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX announced a multi-year sponsorship making Aristocrat the Official Slot Machines of the race, coming to the Las Vegas Strip on November 16-18, 2023.

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“Las Vegas is widely known for world-class entertainment,hospitality experiences and slot gaming, which is why we are thrilled to be the official slot machines of the FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX,” said Mark Wadley, Chief Marketing Officer of Aristocrat Gaming. “This event will be like no other and we look forward to inviting interested F1 fans to play our great lineup of entertaining slot games that match the excitement on the track.”

 
“Introducing the F1® experience to a new city, it was crucial to partner with a local brand that shares our mission to enhance guest experience through innovation and technology, and also understands Las Vegas’ unique market,” said Emily Prazer, Chief Commercial Officer for the FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX. “Aristocrat aligns perfectly with our values and vision for the 2023 race, and we are excited for the start of what we believe will be a seamless partnership.”

This partnership is just the latest in a series of deals for Aristocrat Gaming across the sports industry. In 2021, the company announced an exciting new license agreement with the National Football League to build land-based, NFL-themed slot machines, debuting in fall 2023. The company has multiple relationships, notably with the Las Vegas Raiders as an official partner of the Raiders and Allegiant Stadium.

For more information on Aristocrat, and their partnership with the Las Vegas Grand Prix, please visit the company’s website at www.aristocratgaming.com.

February 24, 2023. 

Zitro presented its latest innovations for the Spanish market at the recently held FIJMA Madrid, demonstrating once again its ability to surprise operators, who are looking for the most innovative products on the market for their players.

The company has launched a totally innovative concept: MEGA Y MÁS, the new progressive jackpot system in which all players win. It is a product created exclusively for players and operators in the Spanish Gaming and Bingo market. For operators, MEGA Y MÁS allows them to connect as many games as they want, combining as many Zitro cabinets as they wish to offer an incredible experience in the gaming hall. For players, with no additional bet required, if one player wins the MEGA jackpot, the additional MEGA Y MÁS jackpot will be shared among the rest of the players. With MEGA Y MÁS every player wins!

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Furthermore, during FIJMA 23, Zitro unveiled its new game offer for the salon and bingo market, ready for immediate installation in gaming halls. On the striking Altius Glare cabinet, with the best graphics on the market, Zitro has launched the new Seven Chests multi-game. For the Allure Glare cabinet, Zitro has presented Mighty Hammer and Light Temple, and on Fusion Glare, Magic Roots. To enhance the overall gaming experience, these multi-games come equipped with the new MEGA Y MÁS progressive system.

At FIJMA, attendees were given a glimpse of the latest games available for Salons and Bingos, including the highly anticipated Mega King multi-game. With scalable progressives and an “ENERGY BOOST” feature, Mega King is fast becoming a favorite amongst players worldwide and is now available for Spain.

Undoubtedly, Zitro made a name for itself at FIJMA Madrid with its exceptional Video Bingo offerings. Zitro has a long history of success in this market segment, and its latest addition, Dragon Win, is no exception. Dragon Win allows players to win free games, additional lamps, or quicker access to the Dragon Lamp Progressive Bonus by simply activating the new Dragon Lamp Win button.

Zitro has launched an extensive range of new games for the Casino market, including Mighty HammerMagic RootsMega KingFantasy WealthLight Temple, and Fu Shou Qí Tían. These games promise to add a touch of novelty, excitement, and lots of prizes to Casinos across Spain.

Zitro also presented its vast array of online games at FIJMA Madrid, through its division, Zitro Digital. The company has expanded its product portfolio and launched the Bashiba Link series with its Emperor game, in addition to the 88 Link series featuring Kokeshi Dolls, Maneki Neko, Daryma Mystery, and Koinobori Party. These games are now part of a wide range of video slots, including popular products such as Link KingLink Me, and the Pick & WinSeries, as well as the most extensive collection of video bingo games in the market.

Johnny Ortiz, the founder of Zitro, spoke highly of the company’s recent exhibition at FIJMA Madrid, highlighting that “Zitro’s success is not solely dependent on chance. With a combination of creativity, equipment, and technology, Zitro has been able to offer attractive video bingo and video slots, as well as iGaming content, showcasing why Winning is not about luck! Vicente Fernández, Zitro’s Sales Director for Spain, expressed his pride in offering a new gaming concept to the salons and bingos in Spain, particularly with the new MEGA Y MÁS system, which is expected to be a massive success. Zitro has always been known to offer the latest and most innovative products in the market, and the company is grateful to its customers who visited its stand at FIJMA23 and were able to witness the high-quality and remarkable products on display. 

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, February 13, 2023 – Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC (EKG) is proud to announce that Buddy Frank, Dennis Mead, and the late Charles Fey have been inducted into the EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame (HOF) Class of 2023. Both Buddy and Dennis will be honored in person at the 2023 EKG Slot Awards in Las Vegas on February 23, 2023.

Dennis Mead is the fifth inductee to the EKG Slot Awards HOF under the Game Development category while Buddy Frank is the third inductee under the Slot Operations category. In addition to the current inductees, the late Charles Fey will be honored during the event for his key contributions to slot machine game development.

“Once again our distinguished Board of Advisors has selected three outstanding individuals to be inducted into the EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame,” said Todd Eilers, Principal at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC. “Both Dennis and Buddy have made substantial contributions to the gaming industry and are well deserving of this honor and the decision to honor Charles Fey is significant given his invention sparked an entire industry.”

Buddy Frank

Buddy Frank was raised in Reno, Nevada. After a brief stint in the Navy, Buddy attended the University of Nevada in Reno and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a minor in Electrical Engineering. Fresh out of school Buddy started covering the Reno gaming market as a TV reporter and weekend anchor for the local CBS station in Reno.

Buddy joined the Fitzgeralds Casino & Hotel in Reno in 1986 as a freelance PR writer and eventually was promoted to Marketing Director. He then moved into slot operations taking over as the Slot Director and spending roughly 11 years with the Fitz Group. 

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Buddy Frank

Buddy also worked as the Slot Director at two of Reno’s premier casinos including the Eldorado Hotel & Casino and the Atlantis Casino Resort.

Buddy then moved into Tribal gaming taking over as the Vice President of Slots at the Viejas Casino in San Diego in 2002. He then joined the Pechanga Resort Casino as Vice President of Slots in 2007.  While at Pechanga, Buddy managed the slot operations at one of the largest casinos in the world.

During his career Buddy was known for his exceptional slot marketing skills and data driven decision making. He was also known for being an early adopter of new slot systems technology and while at Pechanga set a Guinness World Record for the largest Slot Tournament at the time connecting over 2,500 slot machines across the property.

Buddy retired in 2015 and remains an industry consultant and content contributor for CDC Reports.

 

Dennis Mead

Dennis Mead was born in 1951 in Downy California and attended the University of California Fullerton and the University of Nevada in Reno. Dennis joined IGT in the late 1980s as a Senior Graphic Designer and would eventually become Director of Graphics.

While at IGT Dennis was awarded several technology related patents and was a key game designer for IGT’s very successful S2000 mechanical reel platform.  Dennis was the art director on the original S2000 Wheel of Fortune product line, S2000 Megabucks product line and S2000 Quartermania product line plus many more, and personally designed Wild Cherry.

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Dennis Mead

In the 1990s Dennis was the first to work with several Las Vegas Strip operators to develop custom themed slot machines for several of the new casinos opening including the Mirage, MGM, Bellagio, Paris, Luxor and several other casinos.

In the 2000s Dennis helped to create some of the key branded slot machines including The Addams Family, The Munsters, Jeopardy, and Dimond Cinema among many others.  Finally, Dennis was in charge of the art and graphics for IGT’s next generation S3000 mechanical reel product line which launched in 2016 and received Game of the Year at G2E.

Dennis was recognized as IGT’s first Distinguished Producer in the graphics field in 2016.  Dennis retired from IGT in 2019 leaving a lasting impression on the gaming industry.

 

Charles Fey

Charles Fey was born in 1862 in Vohringen (Bavaria) Germany and was one of twenty-one children. He left his home at the age of 14 and worked in various manufacturing jobs across Europe. He moved to the United States in 1885 and settled in San Francisco.

Once in San Francisco Charles continued his career in the manufacturing sector finding a job with California Electric Works as an instrument maker.  With the proliferation of coin operated gaming devices in San Francisco, he decided to setup his own manufacturing plant designed to produce gaming devices in 1896.  His company was called Charles Fey & Company.

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Charles Fey

Charles and his company produced several coin operated gaming devices that were popular during this time, but it was a certain game that sparked an entire industry.   In 1898 Charles was credited with developing the gaming industry’s first modern day “slot machine” called the Liberty Bell. Prior to the Liberty Bell most gaming devices were wheel-based machines or card-based machines. It was the first gaming machine where the outcome of the game was displayed on three spinning reel strips. The games proved to be immensely popular and spread across the country with competitors also producing similar games.

After a long and successful career, Charles Fey retired in 1943 and passed away of pneumonia in 1944.

Congratulations to Buddy Frank, Dennis Mead and the late Charles Fey as inductees into The EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame – Class of 2023. Thank you for your contributions to the gaming industry.

One-of-a-kind Konami entertainment and advancements come to the world’s largest tribal gaming tradeshow


Las Vegas, NV — February 22, 2023

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced a mix of original game series, game cabinets, and systems technology arriving at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention in San Diego, on March 29 – 30, 2023. The industry’s first and only large top box machine with a curved display is making its Indian Gaming Tradeshow debut. DIMENSION TOP Box™ is landing at the event for the first time, ahead of the premium machine’s market release later this year. It is joined by four other unique DIMENSION cabinet form factors, each featuring a strong pipeline of original game series including Great Guardians Link™, Lucky Hog Extreme™, and Lion Frenzy™.

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Throughout show hours, Konami’s award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system is featuring fresh tools and technology like the Konetic™ employee mobile app, SYNK31™ Title 31 / Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and new enhancements to Money Klip™ cashless payments.

“Guests at this year’s Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention can encounter a broad spectrum of original entertainment and tech from Konami,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “From the world debut of an Ocean Spin multi-game on our big-screen DIMENSION 75C, to the launch of our award-winning Konetic mobile app to casino teams across different tribal jurisdictions, Konami has many different options to deliver top results to casinos.” Konami’s eye-catching Cash Parade™ debut slot series for DIMENSION TOP Box is appearing at the 2023 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention, placed as a wall bank to showcase the series’ unique cross-machine bonus animations.

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The company is also celebrating two premium multi-game packs available for DIMENSION 75C™: All Aboard™ and Ocean Spin™—both proven series with a mix of popular base games. More premium slot series for Konami’s award-winning DIMENSION 49J™ are coming to the event, alongside never-before-seen games for the industry’s number one ranked DIMENSION 49™ portrait screen machine and DIMENSION 27™ stacked screen.

“All-new core slot series are coming to the 2023 Indian Gaming Tradeshow on DIMENSION 49 and DIMENSION 27, with original math and mechanics,” said Jingoli. “A new brand extension on Konami’s popular Lucky Hog is premiering at the event as an integrated link, and we’re taking our cross-machine animations even further with a series called Lion Frenzy, for fantastic bank displays on the floor.”

Konami’s latest award-winning systems technology is another key showcase of the 37th annual event. The casino management system of choice for many of the industry’s most innovative tribal operators, SYNKROS is recognized for its leading reliability, strong data capture, and robust integrations. Current and prospective SYNKROS properties can experience Konami’s latest innovations in employee mobile technology, Title 31 / AML compliance, and cashless payments throughout show hours.

“Connecting with our SYNKROS customers is one of the major highlights of the event. We look forward to hearing the latest observations from the field, while exploring more opportunities to serve the needs and interests of our casino customers, both today and into the future,” said Jingoli.

Attendees are encouraged to visit booth #1141 at the San Diego Convention Center on March 29 - 30, 2023 to explore these and more Konami releases. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.

About Konami Gaming, Inc.

Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of KONAMI 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.  

Player-Popular 'Triple Jackpot Gems®' Among Industry-Recognized Titles Available Via Caesars' Online Real-Money Gaming Operations

LAS VEGASFeb. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Everi Digital, the online gaming business of Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (the "Company"), a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content and products, financial technology, and player loyalty solutions, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Caesars Sportsbook & Casino to provide its award-winning online gaming content for the operator's real-money online gaming operations.

All content will be delivered via Everi's proprietary Spark Remote Game Server ("Spark RGS"), which houses the Company's Digital's iGaming catalog. High-performing titles, such as Triple Jackpot Gems®, Crystal Star®, and Black Diamond®, are among the nearly 70 engaging themes available via Spark RGS.

Everi has continually updated its server-based gaming solution, particularly to support a growing library of progressive game content that has proven to be popular with both land-based and iGaming players. Soon-to-be-released digital titles include Gold Standard Jackpots®, Lightning Zap, and the Super Jackpot Series: Super Jackpot Wild Gems®, Super Jackpot Seven Seas®, and Super Jackpot Double Lion®.

"This agreement with top-tier iGaming operator Caesars enables us to deliver our proven, popular content to even more players across North America, further establishing Everi Digital as a leading supplier of online gaming content," said David Lucchese, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Digital for Everi. "Caesars is focused on extending their legacy of providing great gaming entertainment experiences to their online players and we are pleased to be providing them with engaging content that will help them meet this goal." 

Everi Digital's compelling game content is now featured in over 80 real-money online casinos and over 40 social casinos. In the past four years, Everi Digital has continued to extend the footprint of the Spark RGS to provide its content to iGaming operators in ConnecticutMichiganNew JerseyPennsylvania, and West Virginia in the United States, as well as to the Canadian provinces of OntarioBritish ColumbiaManitobaQuebecAtlantic Canada, and Saskatchewan.

"Our partnership with Everi Digital integrates even more captivating gaming content into our online platform," said Senior Vice President of iGaming at Caesars Digital, Matthew Sunderland. "We know our customers love to play Everi titles at our brick-and-mortar casinos, so this partnership is a welcomed addition to our digital operation as we continue to bolster our elevated gaming offering for our customers."

Barcelona, February 16, 2023 - Win Systems, a leading provider of technology for the gaming and entertainment industry, known for its WIGOS casino management system currently connecting over 100,000 slots in +380 casinos worldwide, has announced the launch of the latest WIGOS One version ahead of FIJMA in MadridFebruary 21-23 (booth #C10). 

WIGOS One is 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 as sports betting, online gaming, and lotteries. This product has been specifically designed and adapted to the Spanish market and represents a significant step forward versus the existing software for the Route and Arcade market.

WIGOS One also includes its powerful and innovative collection app, WIGOS Collect, which incorporates significant functionalities for operators, such as real-time access to counters, routes management and optimization, categorization of collection differences, management of withdrawals and replenishments of paying cashiers, and centralized cash management, to give a few examples.

Win Systems will also exhibit WINUP Wallet, a spectacular player app that easily allows managing player funds to connect to the machine and play. In addition, WINUP Wallet also permits the operators to provide existing player services through the app, such as access to the Players Club or other services offered by the operator such as machine reservation, food and beverage, etc.

The company will also show its new generation of InTouch displays, including the new InTouch Pro and InTouch 5 range, as well as its range of jackpots including its latest themed jackpot with its charismatic characters Pierre Goldfox and Lucy Mystery.

All these elements allow WIGOS One to offer everything that an operator needs to deliver the best player experience while managing different business lines efficiently, innovatively, and at a lower cost.

Eric BenchimolCEO of Win Systems, explained: "The heavy growth we are experiencing in recent times drives us to continue developing better solutions to optimize the management of all types of businesses while maximizing the player experience. We look forward to welcoming all FIJMA visitors to our booth, willing to learn about WIGOS One and all the tools to improve the management of their venues. We are certain that WIGOS and WIGOS One have an incredible future ahead of them in Spain."

LONDONFeb. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it has expanded its sports betting footprint in Mississippi with the deployment of IGT's PlaySports™ technology at Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel in Biloxi. Under the terms of the agreement, Treasure Bay converted its former retail sportsbook platform to the proven IGT PlaySports solution, including on-premise mobile technology, and IGT's PlaySports trading advisory services.

"Converting to IGT's high-performing PlaySports technology allows Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel to enhance our current sportsbook offering and engage players with new avenues for betting," said Jeff Prusinowski, Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel Biloxi, MS., Corporate Vice President of Operations. "The addition of on-premise mobile betting provides superior player convenience, enabling patrons to place wagers from almost anywhere within our casino property, and establishes a first-rate platform from which to launch statewide mobile sports betting should it be legalized. We're excited to partner with IGT PlaySports for the next generation of our sportsbook." 

"The flexibility and high performance of IGT PlaySports' proven platform, hardware and tailored services allows Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel to grow its sportsbook operations with confidence," said Joe Asher, IGT President of Sports Betting"We expect that the casino will maximize the potential of its sports betting offering and benefit from IGT PlaySports' vast experience and leadership in the U.S. sports betting market."

IGT PlaySports is deployed at more than 80 gaming venues across the U.S. To learn more visit IGT.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

Konami Gaming, Inc. delivered a diverse mix of proven game series, slot cabinets, iGaming content, and casino technology to the floor of ICE London 2023. An estimated 35,000 gaming executives and professionals had the opportunity to explore the latest Konami releases firsthand on February 7 – 9, 2023. This year marked the ICE debut of Konami’s expanded DIMENSION series of slot cabinets. Top portrait-screen themes such as Lucky Envelope™, Ocean Spin™, and Fortune Mint™ were shown with a variety of sign merchandising options, available on DIMENSION 49™ and DIMENSION 49J™. For the first time, Konami’s latest core cabinet DIMENSION 27™ also arrived at ICE London, showing a variety of stacked-screen content for guests to explore. In addition, ICE attendees had the opportunity to discover the company’s latest online gaming releases.

 

DIMENSION 49J / Target Release: Available Now

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

 

LUCKY ENVELOPE

DIMENSION 49™ & DIMENSION 49J / Target Release: Available Now


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

 

 

JADE WEALTH

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/EZjgNUMi5n8

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

 

PLUM RICHES

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

 

 

OCEAN SPIN

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


Ranked the industry's #1 new premium series according to ReelMetrics' ReelHot Index, Konami’s popular Ocean Spin is an original linked progressive series, available on DIMENSION 49J and DIMENSION 49. It showcases synchronized animation effects, spanning into the topper and across multiple game cabinets. Throughout primary play, bubbles of potential bonus opportunities float seamlessly across game screens of every connected machine. During attract mode, all cabinets become enveloped in an underwater seascape of fluorescent coral reefs, butterflyfish, and even a mermaid. Whenever any 3 or more trigger symbols are collected, the Ocean Spin Feature is awarded, and the player is invited to spin the bonus prize bubbles that appear across all screens. Once the player swipes the screen to spin, prize bubbles whiz across all screens until the spinner lands on a potential bonus award or instant progressive jackpot. Ocean Spin offers two original base games: Kingdom’s Treasures™ and Pirate’s Riches™.

 

 

KINGDOM'S TREASURES
VIDEOS: https://youtu.be/26UKdTWmUhY / https://youtu.be/z2SCfaGfoSQ

Players dive for sunken treasure in a colorful underwater world in Ocean Spin: Kingdom’s Treasures. In this game filled with gold coins and glimmering clam shells, guests can fish out the loot with a free games feature that can be retriggered with just 2 or more trigger symbols. This game also includes a Wheel Spin Bonus, triggered with any 6 or more coin symbols. Credit amounts shown on the coins are tallied, becoming the base award for a wheel spin of random prize multipliers.

 

PIRATE'S RICHES

Ocean Spin: Pirate’s Riches invites players to explore a sunken ship and shiver their timbers with additional trigger symbols added to the reels during the free game feature. During the primary game, any two trigger symbols that land in conjunction with a prize symbol award the Wheel Spin Bonus, where collected credit prizes take on even greater heights with an extra random multiplier.

 

 

DIMENSION 49 / Target Release: Available Now

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

 

 

FORTUNE MINT

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


Among Konami’s most popular titles for DIMENSION 49 is a symbol-driven linked jackpot series called Fortune Mint, with Coin symbols that transform to random multipliers and jackpot symbols when appearing in a highlighted section of the reel frame. Ranked one of the industry’s top indexing new core games for 11 months, Fortune Mint is recognizable by the giant glowing coin that shimmers across the upper part of the screen, spurring interest and anticipation toward its 3-level linked progressive jackpots. Any coin symbols that land in the center 3 reels can transform to 10x, 3x, or 2x multipliers, for up to 1,000x wins! The series also showcases a Question Mark feature, whereby coin symbols in the center reels display question marks and transform to multipliers or instant progressive prizes with dramatic effect. Backed by custom pod/bank fillers and sign display options, Konami’s Fortune Mint series has two available launch titles: Fu Gui You Yu™ and Fu Xing Gao Zhao™. Both are 5-reel, scatter pay games with a spectrum of bonus opportunities based on the player’s selected bet level.

 

 

FU GUI YOU YU

Fu Gui You Yu™ carries a mix of red color hues during the primary game, bursting into gold during the free game feature. As players enter the free game event, reel 1 is boosted with a wave of additional Coin symbols. This grants greater potential for winning symbol combinations.

 

FU XING GAO ZHAO


Fu Xing Gao Zhao is an available compliment to Fu Gui You Yu. This original title features 2x wins during the free games. With this double boost, players can enjoy even more winning excitement during their free spins, as they chase the golden coin symbols across the game’s center reels.

 

 

LIGHTNING DRAGON 


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


A title character made for high-flying speed and excitement, Lightning Dragon™ is delivering players an original, new jackpot adventure. This series showcases a slightly larger-than-normal, 4x5 reel frame. With any 4 or more orb symbols, players win the Lightning Dragon credit collection feature. When the Lightning Dragon feature is triggered, reel positions with dragon symbols transform to multiplier zones for any prizes, credit awards, and progressives that land upon that space. During the free games, odds of achieving the credit collection feature increase.

 

EASTERN STORM


Lightning Dragon debut base game Eastern Storm™ showcases a bright, red dragon as its hero character. Any 3 Temple symbols trigger 5 free games. During the free games, all wins are multiplied by a random multiplier, up to 30x—for fantastic win combinations across the game’s 4x5 reel frame.

 

THUNDER FESTIVAL 


Featuring original math and its own unique free game adventure, Thunder Festival™ is the exciting complement to Eastern Storm. This base game theme features a golden dragon across a deep, electric purple sky. Players can win up to 5 free games, where all Wild symbols nudge to fill the entire reel with bonus Wilds—increasing odds at spectacular credit wins.

 

MAJESTIC MOON TRIPLE SPARKLE 

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


Konami’s popular Triple Sparkle linked progressive series is taking on new territory with the addition of Majestic Moon Triple Sparkle™. Its proven betting structure incentivizes higher bets for a greater chance of a higher jackpot. Whenever framed Action Stacked Symbols® undergo a third transformation, players can win a Mini bonus, Major bonus, Mega progressive, or large Maxi progressive starting at $10,000. Majestic Moon Triple Sparkle can link compatibly with other Triple Sparkle games, such as Riches Daikoku Triple Sparkle™ and Solstice Celebration Triple Sparkle™.

 

 

JACKPOT ORBS 

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


Players can create connections and build wealth with the number symbol excitement of Jackpot Orbs™! This symbol-driven progressive series by Konami features lucky orb symbols across all reels, each assigned a number digit. Whenever digits combine in a string of 3 or more orbs on a payline, the player is awarded the displayed amount as an instant credit prize—with wins up to 90,000 credits! Orbs in the center reel can also randomly display a Mini, Major, Mega, or Maxi award, which will be awarded over and above the credit prize when appearing in combination with a winning number symbol pay. Jackpot Orbs can be configured as linked or standalone, according to operator preference, and the series includes launch titles: Jackpot Orbs Fortune™ and Jackpot Orbs Wealth™.

 

JACKPOT ORBS FORTUNE 

The heroine of Jackpot Orbs Fortune is a smiling, golden female figure with an overfilled bowl of colorful orbs between suspended between her palms. Surrounded by regal purple hues and intricate art designs, she helps guide players through the series’ unique game play excitement. Any 3 or more trigger symbols award up to 20 free games, where any high-value picture symbols can randomly change to number symbols, granting even more opportunities for orb symbol and jackpot prize combinations.

 

JACKPOT ORBS WEALTH  

Jackpot Orbs Wealth greets players with a widely grinning hero character, covered in golden robes and holding open a bright bowl of magical orbs piled high. During the game’s free spin feature, the number of wild symbols in greatly increased, for even more winning opportunities.

 

 

MONEY TRAILS 


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


Players can traverse a trail of golden ingots to win multiple, progressive money meters in Konami’s new Money Trails™. This series features a standard 5-reel base game and a linked progressive bonus stretching up across the top of the machine’s tall portrait screen. Any 4 trigger symbols award 3 spins in the jackpot bonus feature, resetting to 3 anytime a prize is collected. In the bonus feature, players can move along a trail of prize ingots, collecting variety of random credit prizes, multipliers, and progressive jackpots, with a chance at the linked GRAND award!

 

GOLDEN RABBIT 

A grinning, gold-covered rabbit is the hero character of the Money Trails debut base game Golden Rabbit™. Players can chase the rabbit into the game’s jackpot bonus feature, and they can also find him in the free game feature, where bonus Golden Rabbit trigger symbols are added to the reels for even more excitement.

 

SHINING PHOENIX  

Shining Phoenix™ is the compatible complement to Golden Rabbit, with a fiery, red environment and a transfixing phoenix character. Any 3 or more scatter symbols award up to 12 free games. At the start of each free game symbol, a random picture symbol is selected to transform to Wild across all reel frames and reel positions, for big-win potential!

 

 

DIMENSION 27  Target Release: Available Now

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

 

 

MYSTICAL TEMPLE 

DIMENSION 27 / Target Release: Available Now


Konami’s classic Mystical Temple™ Extended ROM linked progressive series is arriving to players on the company’s newest stacked-screen format. The popular 4- level progressive features a mystery-trigger jackpot event, in which the player dives into an ancient stoned monument to match 3 treasure symbols in a pick ‘em style feature. Mystical Temple is launching on DIMENSION 27 with comprehensive multidenom options, and compatibility with a variety of base games, as well as SeleXion multi-game.

 

MYSTICAL PEARL
DIMENSION 27 / Target Release: Available Now

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

 

MYSTICAL PEARL MERMAID
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She’s a Siren, calling players to the treasure hunt! Through a cool, flowing ocean of rich blues and greens—accompanied by friendly sea creatures— the mermaid of Mystical Perl Mermaid bestows her own free game blessing: 2x pays for stack Wild symbols. And additional free games can be won during the free game feature.

 

MYSTICAL PEARL NEPTUNE

Filled with an ocean of excitement and sounds that make a splash, Mystical Pearl Neptune is a perfect slot showcase across DIMENSION 27’s stacked displays. And like his sister, the Neptune character of Mystical Pearl Neptune surfs the currents through a brilliant undersea world, bestowing doubled wins for stack Wild symbols in the free games.

 

 

 

PANDA POWER

DIMENSION 27 / Target Release: Available Now


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

 

 

THUNDER WARRIOR

Players can feel the earth quiver and the jackpots quake when they wield the power of the Greek God of Thunder in Panda Power: Thunder Warrior. Inspired by strength of Thor, this 5-reel slot game places him as the hero character. His face covers the wild symbol, his helmet acts as the scatter symbol, and his hammer gleams as Pic-A. Whenever a wild symbol lands on the reels, there is a chance Thor shoots down lightning upon the reels, randomly sending full-reel wilds across any reels. Dragon’s Law Twin Fever is also expanding its reach into the new Panda Power series. This Xtra Reward® title is an original math 5-reel game that pays tribute to the top-performing classic with two long-tailed Dragon’s Law™ characters displayed in the upper screen—a red dragon and a blue dragon—for double the mystery feature excitement. Randomly before or after any spin, either one or both dragon characters will snake across the reels to scatter additional wild symbols.

 

DRAGON'S LAW TWIN FEVER

Dragon’s Law Twin Fever also includes a free game feature, triggered by any 3 or more scattered yin-yang symbols. The Dragon’s Law Feature occurs more frequently during the free
games, and additional free games can be won during the free game feature.

 

 

 

RU YI WHEEL

DIMENSION 27 / Target Release: Available Now


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

 

RU YI WHEEL LION

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

 

RU YI WHEEL PANDA 

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

 

iGAMING

Konami offers a robust library of player-favorite land-based games for deploy via online social and for-wager sites. Partnering with online operators across the globe, Konami brings popular classics like China Shores™ and Adorned Peacock™, as well as new hits like All Aboard™ and Star Watch, to diverse online audiences. To help achieve robust digital distribution, Konami has its own remote gaming server (RGS), which integrates with most popular back-end systems used by today's online gaming operators. Through Konami’s RGS, Online operators can tap into time-tested game performance, with robust HTML5 delivery—compatible across smartphones, tablets, and desktop devices.

 

SYNKROS


Konami’s award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system is amid record momentum, supporting more than 400 venues of various sizes and reaching more than 100,000 connected gaming devices. It has become the system of choice for properties operating in jurisdictions widely considered the most competitive gaming markets in the world. As one of the industry’s leading player tracking systems, Konami’s SYNKROS is best known for its reliability, marketing tools, and robust data. And with best-of-breed architecture from the financial and military industries, SYNKROS leads the gaming space with ultra-high 99.99% availability, as well as around-the-clock customer support. Top new SYNKROS advancements featured at ICE 2023 include expanded cashless technology, a mix of cardless loyalty solutions, an award-winning employee mobile app, and Oracle® Analytics.

LAS VEGASFeb. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- PlayAGS, Inc. (NYSE: AGS or "the Company"), a leading supplier of high-performing slot, table, and interactive products and services to the global gaming industry, today announced that Robert "Rob" Ziems will join the Company as Chief Legal Officer, effective immediately. Ziems brings over 24 years of gaming and legal experience to AGS and will lead the Company's legal and compliance affairs and oversee the Latin America and Interactive business strategy.

Ziems joins AGS from Aruze Gaming America, Inc. ("Aruze"), where he served for over 12 years. Most recently he served as President of Aruze, Global Chief Legal Officer of Aruze Gaming Group, and Corporate Secretary. At Aruze, Ziems led global legal affairs, regulatory compliance, and global human resources. In addition, he oversaw operating efficiencies, business development, and procurement in the Americas.

"Rob is a great addition to our leadership team as we diversify AGS' portfolio and advance our business strategy," said David Lopez, AGS President and Chief Executive Officer. "He has deep gaming and regulatory experience combined with a forward-thinking and collaborative leadership approach."

Ziems has served as in-house counsel for gaming corporations for most of his career handling legal and regulatory matters worldwide. Prior to Aruze, he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Mikohn Gaming, later known as Progressive Gaming International Corporation ("PGIC"), where he managed the global legal, human resources, compliance, and internal audit departments, in addition to overseeing all corporate activities. He began in the gaming industry as Associate General Counsel at Station Casino, Inc. and later joined Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. as Associate General Counsel. Ziems earned his law degree from Drake University School of Law, his Master of Business Administration from Indiana University, and his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of South Florida.

Ziems succeeds Victor Gallo, who has retired as AGS' General Counsel after serving since 2010. Gallo will remain as Secretary for the Company.

Lopez added, "Looking back, it is difficult to overstate the extraordinary impact Vic has had on AGS over the past 12 years. He was instrumental in the acquisition and integration of Cadillac Jack, as well as the Company's IPO in 2018, and he has helped shape the strategy, structure, and culture that have made AGS successful as a Company today. On behalf of the entire leadership team, we wish him a well-deserved retirement."

IGT PlaySports™ technology selected to power Betfred's first sportsbook in Nevada

LONDONFeb. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company expanded its sports betting footprint in Nevada via a multi-year PlaySports technology agreement with long-time sports betting operator, Betfred. Under the terms of the agreement, Betfred is leveraging IGT PlaySports technology to power retail and mobile sports betting at the Mohegan Sun Sportsbook inside Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton. This agreement underpins the first IGT-powered Betfred sportsbook in the U.S. and Betfred's entry into the Nevada betting market.

"IGT PlaySports' remarkable reputation and influence in the U.S. sports betting market, coupled with their ability to navigate complex regulatory environments, give Betfred supreme confidence in our choice to partner with IGT in Nevada," said Bryan Bennett, COO of Betfred USA Sports"IGT PlaySports' experienced, in-market team and proven technology will enable Betfred to scale our operation in parallel with market opportunities and to establish a competitive and engaging betting experience in the most exciting gaming destination in the world."

"I attended the recent Gaming Control Board hearing to see Fred Done in person. He is a legend in bookmaking and Betfred is one of the most legendary brands in the sports betting industry. It's an honor to work with Fred's team in the U.S. as they introduce the Betfred product in Nevada," said Joe Asher, IGT President of Sports Betting . "IGT PlaySports looks forward to applying our vast experience in Nevada and beyond to help Betfred create a successful sportsbook that will appeal to local sports fans and visitors alike."

Betfred will first introduce retail betting, then look to follow-up with a mobile launch in the future. IGT is powering sports betting at more than 80 gaming venues across the U.S. and Canada. For more information visit igt.com/playsports or follow us on LinkedIn.