First Quarter  2022  Highlights:

  • Sold 955 EGM Units Globally; Highest Level Achieved Since Q4 2019
  • Premium EGM Units Increased Sequentially for the Ninth Consecutive Quarter; Accounted for Approximately 11% of Domestic EGM Installed Base at Quarter End
  • Domestic EGM RPD Increased 2% Sequentially; Topped $30 for the Fourth Quarter in a Row
  • Table Product Revenue Reached a New All-time Record of $3.5 Million; Third Consecutive Record-breaking Quarter
  • Recent Debt Refinancing Lowers Borrowing Costs, Extends Key Debt Maturities and Reduces the Principal Amount of Debt Outstanding
  • On Track to Achieve Year-End 2022 Net Leverage Target of less than 4.0x

 

LAS VEGASMay 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- PlayAGS, Inc. (NYSE: AGS) ("AGS", "us", "we" or the "Company"), a designer and developer of equipment and services solutions for the global gaming industry, today reported operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

In addressing the Company's first quarter financial performance, AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, "I am encouraged by the degree to which the operating momentum we established throughout 2021 continued into the first quarter. We have heavily invested in strengthening the foundation of our Company over the past couple of years and are beginning to realize accelerating returns on these investments. To that end, I believe our solid first quarter performance simply foreshadows what our laser-focused organization can accomplish in the quarters and years ahead."

Kimo Akiona, AGS' Chief Financial Officer, added, "Supported by the operational momentum we continue to see within the business, the approximately $10 million of annualized cash interest expense savings we have started to realize as a result of the refinancing transaction, and our organizational commitment to maximizing free cash flow, we remain confident in our ability to deliver upon our year end 2022 net leverage target of less than 4.0x."

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Consolidated revenue totaled $72.9 million, marking the fifth consecutive quarter in which we were able to achieve quarterly sequential revenue growth. Q1 2022 consolidated revenue exceeded the level reached in Q4 2021 by approximately 4%, supported by an approximately 15% increase in domestic EGM unit sales, sustained strength within our domestic EGM recurring revenue business, record Table Products performance, and further recovery in our international EGM gaming operations revenue. Q1 2022 consolidated revenue increased approximately 32% year-over-year.
Gaming operations, or recurring revenue, increased to $53.2 million versus $44.4 million and $52.9 million in Q1 2021 and Q4 2021, respectively. In aggregate, recurring revenue accounted for approximately 73% of our consolidated Q1 2022 revenue compared to approximately 80% and 75% in Q1 2021 and Q4 2021, respectively. Changes in our recurring revenue mix reflect outsized consolidated EGM unit sales growth of approximately 230% year-over-year, as we continue to benefit from the increased depth and breadth of our core content catalog, broadening of our customer account penetration, expansion into GLI-approved international jurisdictions, and a steady recovery in core North American replacement unit demand.
Our 2022 first quarter net loss of $12.6 million widened as compared to the $7.8 million net loss incurred in Q1 2021. The year-over-year increase in our reported net loss was predominantly driven by costs associated with the comprehensive debt refinancing transaction which we closed upon in February 2022, partially offset by our improved operating performance. Excluding refinancing-related expenditures, our net loss would have improved versus the prior year.
Total Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)(1) was $32.8 million compared to $26.3 million in Q1 2021 and $32.3 million in Q4 2021. Adjusted EBITDA increased year-over-year within all three of our operating segments.
Total Adjusted EBITDA margin (non-GAAP)(1) was 45.0% versus 47.5% in Q1 2021. Recall, the prior year's quarter benefitted from the high-margin sale of approximately 430 used EGM units to a distributor. Additionally, a greater mix of lower-margin EGM unit sales revenues and higher costs related to global supply chain disruption unfavorably impacted the year-over-year margin comparison.

(1) Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are non-GAAP measures, see non-GAAP reconciliation below.

(2) Basis points ("bps").

see full results at https://investors.playags.com/news/press-releases/press-release-details/2022/AGS-REPORTS-FIRST-QUARTER-2022-RESULTS/default.aspx

Latest North American Expansion

New York, NY (May 4, 2022) – High 5 Games announced today that its gaming titles are now available on BetMGM Casino, Borgata Casino, and Party Casino in New Jersey. This High 5 games launch is an extension of the company’s pre-existing partnership with BetMGM and further strengthens the relationship.

“With headquarters in New Jersey, expanding our presence here at home was a no-brainer; BetMGM is the perfect partner to make that happen,” said Tony Singer, CEO, High 5 Games. “As one of the most respected iGaming brands in the United States, our partnership with BetMGM has always been at the core of our North American expansion plans. We’ve already done some great things with BetMGM in other live markets, like launching Rapid Rewards for greater player engagement, and we can’t wait to do great things together in New Jersey.”

Top High 5 Games titles, including Platinum Goddess, Triple Double Da Vinci Diamonds, and Green Machine Deluxe, can also be found on BetMGM Casino in both Michigan and Ontario, where they were available on the first day of market regulation. With over 200 games available, BetMGM players will have access to some of High 5 Games’ best content at launch in New Jersey.

Oliver Bartlett, Director of Gaming, BetMGM, said: “BetMGM players love the unique content and promotions that High 5 Games produces. After successes in Michigan and Ontario, we’re excited to further expand our partnership into New Jersey and to grow our industry-best portfolio with games that players enjoy.”

As BetMGM expands its gaming offering, responsible education remains a key focus. Through the GameSense integration within BetMGM’s mobile and desktop platforms, BetMGM customers can directly access responsible gaming tools.

First Historical Horse Racing Machines to Go Live in New Market

 

LAS VEGAS (May 3, 2022) – Ainsworth Game Technology (“AGT” “Ainsworth”) has successfully installed its award-winning Historical Horse Racing System (HHR) and 100 machines at The Brook in Seabrook, N.H.

It marks the first time HHR machines have been utilized in the recently opened New Hampshire market. Several integrated partners’ machines – including Aristocrat Gaming, IGT, Konami Gaming and Light & Wonder – will also be installed and connected to Ainsworth’s System.

Players at The Brook will have access to a full suite of Ainsworth’s top performing content on several unique terminals including the A-STAR Curve, A-STAR Dual Screen, A600 Slant Top and A640. Titles immediately available include top performers from Ainsworth’s extensive HHR library, such as the player favorite QuickSpin brand, machines based on the iconic PAC-MAN arcade game character and High Denomination offerings.

The titles and platforms have been specifically engineered for Historical Horse Racing, certified by an independent testing lab, and approved by applicable gaming and racing commissions.

Ainsworth’s Chief Commercial Officer Deron Hunsberger said: “Our Historical Horse Racing System continues to be the industry leader in HHR. Our installations across the county have been extremely successful and it’s exciting to be live in New Hampshire with The Brook.”

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Gaming and Entertainment division, has taken its content live with PokerStars, one of the largest and most successful operators in Europe.

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Gaming and Entertainment division, has taken its content live with PokerStars, one of the largest and most successful operators in Europe.

The launch has taken place initially in Italy, to be followed by other major markets on the continent including the UK, Denmark, Spain, Greece and Romania. A selection of the supplier’s top-performing titles is now available to PokerStars’ Italian customers, including Book of Ra™, Dolphin’s Pearl™ deluxe and Lucky Lady’s Charm™.

The new, long-term partnership with PokerStars represents a major deal for Greentube, with the ultimate goal for the supplier being to roll out its premium, localised content with the tier-one operator in multiple regulated European markets.

The PokerStars launch follows a period of strong growth for Greentube, with the supplier entering new markets in Europe, North America, Africa and LatAm.

David Bolas Commercial Director at Greentube UK, said: “This is our first market launch with PokerStars and it’s a thrill to be able to announce our debut with one of the biggest names in the iGaming world. Its success in resonating with players across multiple markets enables us to significantly increase the reach of our content, initially in Italy before hitting other territories across Europe. I believe this is only the start of what will be a long and mutually successful partnership.”
AGS (NYSE: AGS) brings its revolutionary Bonus Spin Xtreme (“BSX”) to nearly 40 table games at the now open Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas.

BSX is now available on 39 total table games at the Palms, including:

24 blackjack tables
12 baccarat tables
3 roulette tables

High-limit blackjack and baccarat tables are included in the numbers above, giving high rollers a chance at a BSX-connected jackpot as well.

Ronald LaDuca, AGS’ Vice President of Sales for Table Products, says: “This cutting-edge install is a major success for AGS. Our deal with the Palms marks our largest Bonus Spin Xtreme installation to date. We’re proud to work with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians to bring BSX to new players at the Palms Las Vegas, building on our previous install of 12 roulette tables at the Band’s Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel in California.”

Paul Garcia, Director of Tables Games at the Palms Las Vegas, says: “By linking nearly 40 tables on Palms’ floor to a fast-growing single jackpot pool, Bonus Spin Xtreme elevates the player experience by creating more ways to win and have fun at the table.”

BSX is a proprietary technology that can link all table games within a casino, even if those games have disparate math models. The feature provides faster incrementing and larger progressive jackpots, rising to the challenge of offering a single jackpot on community-style table games.

LAS VEGASMay 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) ("Everi" or the "Company"), a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content and products, financial technology and player loyalty solutions, today announced that it has acquired Intuicode Gaming Corporation ("Intuicode"), a privately owned game development and engineering firm focused on Historical Horse Racing ("HHR") games. In 2021, Intuicode generated over $10 million in annual revenue from the sale of gaming machines and recurring participation revenue from game theme placements at HHR locations throughout the United States. Intuicode and its experienced HHR game development team provide Everi with additional HHR expertise that will help the Company accelerate its entry into and growth in the expanding HHR market.

The acquisition cost includes an initial payment of $12.5 million, with two additional payments based on future revenue to be made on each of the first and second anniversaries of the acquisition's closing in 2023 and 2024.  Total consideration is expected to be $22 million - $27 million, and Everi expects to fund the purchase price from existing cash on hand and future cash flow.

Dean Ehrlich, Everi's Executive Vice President and Games Business Leader, said, "This acquisition is a significant opportunity that brings substantial HHR knowledge and game development expertise to Everi that we expect will help expedite the development and commercialization of our extensive library of content into the HHR market and favorably position us for future growth. We are excited to welcome members of the Intuicode team to Everi, and we look forward to combining our respective strengths to develop new content as well as convert our proven, player-popular games to address the growing HHR market."   

GRUPO GI EUROMEX incorporates to its operation in Mexico the amazing progressive system MEGASHARE Lounge and reaches the important amount of 500 cabinets deployed throughout the Mexican territory.

MEGASHARE Lounge includes unique features, among which all MEGASHARE players receive a prize whenever another player wins the MEGA jackpot, creating an atmosphere of joy and fun.

But that’s not all, in addition to this fantastic premiere, there is the installation of more than 50 Altius Glare cabinets with its new multigame Wheel of Legends. With a completely new graphic quality, the 4 mythical characters of Wheel of Legends take us to a legendary world where it will be easier than ever, to win the MEGA and SUPER jackpots. Its presence is spectacular and impressive in the GI EUROMEX gaming hall.

“We are beyond happy to partner with GRUPO GI EUROMEX and include MEGASHARE and Altius Glare in their Mexican operation. We are confident that our products will continue to be a resounding success in all their casinos and that Zitro will remain among the preferences of their players with our unmatched experience and prize distribution,” said Johnny Viveiros Ortiz, founder of Zitro.

LAS VEGAS (April 29, 2022) – Aristocrat Gaming™ has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in Henderson, NV, further strengthening its commitment to southern Nevada community and to the customers it serves across the globe.

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Henderson Mayor Debra March joined hundreds of Aristocrat team members for the groundbreaking celebration. Also attending were:
• Dane Hudson, Special Projects & Grants Director, Office of Senator Jacky Rosen, Nevada
• Alejandro Rodriguez, District Director Office of Congresswoman Susie Lee
• Ana Quintanilla, District Director, Office of Congresswoman Dina Titus
• Scott Muelrath, President and CEO and Lisa Chao, VP of Membership, Henderson Chamber of Commerce
• Sallie Doebler, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Vegas Chamber

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Aristocrat’s new “Las Vegas Integration Center” is located at 3571 Volunteer Blvd, Building 2, Henderson at the corner of Paradise and Volunteer, making it a great location for logistics. The greater than 250,000 square-foot facility will house large scale production and innovative office space that will be on the leading edge of manufacturing capabilities.

Aristocrat President of Americas and EMEA Tommy O’Brien led the ceremony with energy and excitement for the future. He said, “We are thrilled to build our new manufacturing facility in Henderson as we continue to refine our efficiencies and provide the best product. We have complete confidence that our team members will use this new facility to its full capacity to create the best experience for our customers for years to come.”

Also appearing for the company were CEO Hector Fernandez, Sr. Vice President Customer Order Execution Deanne McKissick, and VP of Operations Mihir Wagh.

Aristocrat makes the world’s most recognizable slot games, including proprietary titles like the Buffalo™ franchise, Dollar Storm™, Dragon Link™, Lightning Link™ as well as licensed titles like Dune™ FarmVille™, The Walking Dead™.

In addition to the Las Vegas Integration Center, Aristocrat has a two-building campus in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas.

GRUPO GI EUROMEX incorporates to its operation in Mexico the amazing progressive system MEGASHARE Lounge and reaches the important amount of 500 cabinets deployed throughout the Mexican territory.

MEGASHARE Lounge includes unique features, among which all MEGASHARE players receive a prize whenever another player wins the MEGA jackpot, creating an atmosphere of joy and fun.

But that’s not all, in addition to this fantastic premiere, there is the installation of more than 50 Altius Glare cabinets with its new multigame Wheel of Legends. With a completely new graphic quality, the 4 mythical characters of Wheel of Legends take us to a legendary world where it will be easier than ever, to win the MEGA and SUPER jackpots. Its presence is spectacular and impressive in the GI EUROMEX gaming hall.

“We are beyond happy to partner with GRUPO GI EUROMEX and include MEGASHARE and Altius Glare in their Mexican operation. We are confident that our products will continue to be a resounding success in all their casinos and that Zitro will remain among the preferences of their players with our unmatched experience and prize distribution,” said Johnny Viveiros Ortiz, founder of Zitro.
Light & Wonder has signed an aggregation partnership with Konami Gaming, providing a selection of the gaming developer’s online portfolio on the OpenGaming platform in the US.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Earlier this year, Scientific Games rebranded itself to Light & Wonder as part of its lottery sale and to align itself with its vision of ‘becoming the leading cross-platform global game company’.
April 28, 2022 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GAN Limited (the "Company" or "GAN") (NASDAQ: GAN), a leading North American B2B technology provider of real money internet gaming solutions and a leading International B2C operator of Internet sports betting, today provided an update on several strategic initiatives.

Strategic Update:

Successful completion of a $30 million term loan with Beach Point Capital.
Poised for near-term opportunistic implementation of the Company’s previously announced $5 million share repurchase authorization following public disclosure of first quarter results.
Recently began implementation of cost controls along with other strategic initiatives that are expected to accelerate Adjusted EBITDA generation and improve profitability.
Announced that Coolbet’s hold, or sports margin, for the first quarter improved sequentially and was within the historically normalized range of approximately 7%.
These actions reflect the Company’s commitment to driving growth, improving profitability, and maintaining a well-capitalized balance sheet. This new capital will be focused on funding existing high-return B2B investments and future opportunistic investments, including opportunistic execution of the previously announced $5 million share repurchase authorization following public disclosure of first quarter results.

Karen Flores, Chief Financial Officer of GAN, commented:

“Today’s announcement ensures that we have the capital available to drive improved shareholder returns going forward. The incremental flexibility provided by the term loan allows us to execute our balanced capital allocation plan centered around investing in our B2B offering, growing Coolbet and our B2C presence, and returning capital to shareholders during a time when we believe our share price undervalues the long-term opportunities we have ahead of us. We are simultaneously taking steps to accelerate our path to improved Adjusted EBITDA generation and profitability as we are acutely focused on our margin profile and efficiency measures.”

Details of the Transaction

The Credit Agreement provides for up to $30.0 million in aggregate principal amount of secured term loans which accrue interest at a floating rate equal to (i) 3-month SOFR (subject to a 1.00% floor) plus (ii) 9.5% per annum, payable quarterly in arrears. The secured loans mature four and one-half years following the closing date, or October 26, 2026.

The Company plans to provide further details when it reports its first quarter results for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, after market close on Monday, May 16, 2022.
Following the great success of 88 Link throughout Latin America, the well-known Palacio Royal Casino in Chiclayo – the main city of the Lambayeque region in northern Peru – did not hesitate to include Zitro’s award-winning game in its entertainment offer. 88 Link – Wild Duels is a five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot featuring a five-level mystery jackpot, enabled by the Allure ONE Platform. This incredible cabinet deploys three 27” HD monitors and offers unprecedented benefits including built-in overhead signage that connects to create inspiring graphics. “This is Zitro’s first Allure ONE platform installed in Peru, and we are tremendously proud of the great reception it has received in the region,” commented Alejandra Burato, Zitro’s Regional Director for Latin America.


David Helman, CEO of Diversia Entertainment Group, commented, “Given the previous success Link King has had at our casino properties and in the region, we are delighted to have once again chosen such a strong casino supplier as Zitro for our product offering, and look forward to adding more gaming titles at our Lima, Arequipa, Huaral and La Libertad properties soon. We are convinced that the addition of 88 Link – Wild Duels will not only provide an enhanced gaming experience for players but will also increase profitability. It has been a pleasure to partner with Zitro and we look forward to a long-term business relationship”.

“We are grateful to Diversia Entertainment Group for choosing Zitro, and one of our best-selling games for their entertainment offering. We celebrate the success that 88 Link – Wild Duels has brought to Palacio Royal Casino, and we also look forward to a long-term business relationship,” commented Alejandra Burato, Zitro’s Regional Director for Latin America.
IGT and Sony Pictures Television are bringing their engaging, year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of Wheel of Fortune® Slots to a close in a big way, and on a big stage. The syndicated game show, Wheel of Fortune will feature “Big Money” Week , May 2-6, 2022.

Throughout the week, Wheel of Fortune slots games will appear on the famed game show’s set and will be the focus of various vignettes that will air during the episodes. In addition, the “Big Money” Week will feature IGT and MGM Grand-branded wedges on the iconic Wheel, as well as premium prize packages presented in partnership with Carnival Cruise Line, which features Wheel of Fortune slots games in the casinos of their cruise ships.

“It has been an exceptional experience to celebrate the historic 25th anniversary of Wheel of Fortune Slots in partnership with IGT,” said Suzanne Prete, Sony Pictures Television, EVP, Game Shows. “Part of what has made the Wheel of Fortune brand so relevant to slot players is its inherent connection to compelling gameplay and entertainment. This synergy will really come to life in the Wheel of Fortune’s ‘Big Money’ Week where IGT’s Wheel of Fortune Slots are so prominently showcased.”

“Concluding a successful, year-long 25th anniversary celebration of IGT’s Wheel of Fortune Slots on the namesake game show during sweeps week represents the phenomenal entertainment value of IGT’s partnership with Sony Pictures Television,” said Jennifer Fales, IGT Vice President of Global Licensing. “Throughout the ‘Big Money’ Week, the game show producers artfully integrated the Wheel of Fortune slots games, while emphasizing their jackpot-paying legacy and giving contestants the opportunity to win big. We hope that players who have enjoyed various iterations of Wheel of Fortune slots games over the last 25 years will have the opportunity to view these special Wheel of Fortune episodes.”

To learn more about IGT’s Wheel of Fortune Slots visit IGT.com. To join the Wheel Watchers Club or sign up for the show’s eNewsletter please visit WheelofFortune.com. To find out when and where to watch Wheel of Fortune’s “Big Money” Week May 2-6, check your local TV listings.
LAS VEGAS, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- AXES.ai ("AXES" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the release of Sovereign, the land-based casino environment's first fully integrated, autonomous cashless platform.

Sovereign offers an integrated platform with full TiTo, SmartCard, Cashier, Credit Push to Gaming Machine functionality as well as kiosk connectivity and of course, the Butler Open/Closed Loop Cashless App. Sovereign integrates into the current casino environment or can be operated completely in parallel or even without a casino management system. AXES Media is also integrated with Sovereign to create new and accretive revenue source from media and publicity.

Earle G. Hall, President & CEO of AXES.ai mentioned, "AXES understands that casinos must migrate to cashless rapidly and navigate through the important constraints of their current legacy systems. Sovereign bridges that gap to ensure you can adapt to the rapidly evolving cashless market without delays and constraints of traditional systems.

Rosalinda Bridle, Chief Product Officer of AXES.ai added, "The Industry needs a cutting-edge, full-service cashless platform to capture new market niches and player behaviors. Sovereign is just that. Sovereign adapts to all environments to ensure casinos can migrate rapidly and easily to cashless. Our mission is to make the evolution to cashless a revolution."

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LAS VEGAS, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) ("Everi" or "the Company"), a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content and products, financial technology, and player loyalty solutions, today announced the Company was recognized with 2022 Top Workplaces® "Culture Excellence" awards at a national level in four categories: Leadership, Innovation, Compensation & Benefits, and Work-life Flexibility.

The most recent recognition marks a total of nine "Top Workplaces" awards earned by Everi over the past year. In February 2022, Everi was named to the prestigious category of "Top Workplaces USA 2022." In the Fall of 2021, Everi received the "Greater Austin Top Workplaces 2021" distinction from The Austin American-Statesman, as well as the "Nevada Top Workplaces 2021" award from The Las Vegas Review-Journal and Las Vegas Business Press. Everi also earned national plaudits in 2021, winning two Top Workplaces 2021 Culture Excellence Award for "Direction" and for "Remote Work". Everi's India offices also recently received an annual certification as a "Great Place to Work®" from the Great Place to Work Institute in India, based on positive employee feedback gathered through an independent employee engagement survey.

"We are honored to be recognized again for our efforts to build a diverse and cohesive culture across our domestic and international operations including recognition for our remote employee programs," said Randy Taylor, Everi President and CEO. "These awards are based upon feedback from our dedicated team members, who continue to ensure that we live up to our core values while making Everi such a unique and amazing place to work."

Issued by Energage, the research company with more than 16 years of experience surveying over 27 million employees at 70,000 organizations, Top Workplaces awards are based solely on employee feedback via a research-backed, 24-item employee engagement survey. "Culture Excellence" awards celebrate organizations that excel in specific areas of workplace culture.

"Top Workplaces is a beacon of light for organizations as well as a sign of resiliency and impressive performance," said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. "When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business."
LAS VEGAS (April 27, 2022) – Aristocrat Gaming™ leads the gaming industry with landmark agreements, cabinets, and games, and now the company has entered another first-of-its kind partnership, this time with the Fremont Street Experience, the six-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas.

Aristocrat is the world’s first slot manufacturer to create an invitation to play on the world’s largest single video screen – the 136,000-square foot canopy over the Fremont Street Experience.

The partnership begins with an action-packed new video that debuted on the canopy’s screens in Las Vegas. The show highlights Aristocrat’s biggest game themes, which are real fan favorites.

“At Aristocrat, we go big for our customers and with invitations to play. We bring the biggest brands, the best games, and the best cabinets together to create memorable gaming experiences unlike anything else in the industry. Now, we are bringing our most popular games to this larger-than-life format, and what better way to continue to tell that story than with the Fremont Street Experience,” said Tommy O’Brien, President of Aristocrat Americas and EMEA.

“We are proud that industry leader Aristocrat chose the world-class Viva Vision screen to share their messaging in a unique and one-of-a kind environment. Top brands are recognizing the reach of Fremont Street Experience as we attract over 24 million annual visitors," said Fremont Street Experience President & Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Simon. “This groundbreaking collaboration between Fremont Street Experience and Aristocrat Gaming™ celebrates best-of-breed gaming products and brands on the world’s largest single digital display.

The launch features Aristocrat’s fan favorite characters entertaining players from the screen to the gaming floor, taking full advantage of the canopy’s 1,500-foot length. All Aristocrat canopy videos will end with an invitation to play the games at any of the eight hotel-casinos - Binion’s, California, Circa, the D, Four Queens, Fremont, Golden Gate and Golden Nugget - that offer direct pedestrian access.

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Zitro continues to expand its presence throughout California, partnering with key operators in the tribal gaming market, including Pechanga, Viejas, Valley View, and Pala casinos in Southern California and Red Hawk Casino, which is the company’s first install in Northern California.

Due to the great success that the 88 Link games are currently enjoying in the U.S. market, these distinguished casino operators did not hesitate to include the award-winning multi-game in their gaming offerings. “We are convinced that our 88 Link games, will offer a next-level gaming experience to our partners’ clientele, and are confident that it will be an added catalyst for our continued growth in key tribal markets”, commented Derik Mooberry, CEO of Zitro USA.

88 Link is a multi-game progressive link displayed on the ultra-slim Allure cabinet with 3×27” Full HD monitors, along with “SynchroScreen” features, which synchronizes each of the upper screens, creating a stunning visual spectacle. With five levels of progressives, and the popular “Link UP” feature combined with the Multiway game mechanics; this proven-performance multi-game raises the excitement level for a truly immersive game-play experience!

Derik Mooberry, CEO of Zitro USA added: “We are incredibly excited to continue with our expansion plans, as it represents another important milestone in our efforts to become a leading casino supplier in North America.As part of our market expansion, and in order to provide direct support to our partners, we have also opened a new regional office in Temecula, with the goal of providing world-class service to all our customers. We are also tremendously grateful for our successful partnership with Pechanga, Viejas, Valley View, Pala, and Red Hawk casinos, and for their long-term trust. This has been a great opportunity to demonstrate the incredible performance of our award-winning 88 Link games, and we are convinced that it will appeal to players in California tribal casinos, as well as enhance revenue growth and profitability”.

Latest Global Gambling Guidance Group endorsement fulfills IGT's responsible gaming certifications across lottery, gaming, digital and sports betting

LONDONApril 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it has become the first U.S. supplier in the gaming industry to receive Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4) responsible gaming accreditation for its sports betting operations. With this monumental achievement from G4, IGT is certified in responsible gaming across its four product segments encompassing lottery, gaming, digital and betting.

"IGT's proactive approach to responsible gaming and achieving prestigious G4 certifications sets the pace for the entire industry to go above and beyond what state regulation mandates when it comes to player protection," said Joe Asher, IGT President of Sports Betting"As sports betting continues its expansion across the U.S., IGT is actively demonstrating that it is now more important than ever to exercise strong responsible gaming support. We are honored to be the first industry supplier to achieve sports betting responsible gaming accreditation and we look forward to working with our customers to implement our best-in-class solutions for their players."

"G4 applauds IGT for making responsible gaming a top priority across all of its business verticals," said Pieter Remmers, Chairman of the G4 Board of Directors. "G4 appreciates having IGT as an accredited member and glad to see the company continue leading the gaming industry with its responsible gaming initiatives."

G4 aims to minimize the impact of problem gaming by promoting a worldwide accreditation program for the remote and e-gambling industry and operators. This certification ensures that IGT has a responsible gaming code of practice that includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Corporate practices that are born from a strong management commitment to responsible gaming;
  • Practices and policies that support a responsible gaming framework;
  • Player protection information;
  • An advertising and marketing code of principles for responsible gaming;
  • Employee training and support on responsible gaming policies;
  • Player protection tools such a player-led time and money limits, self-exclusion and age verification; and
  • Third-party research and its application for improving responsible gaming tools and approaches.

IGT received G4 responsible gaming certification for its gaming operations in 2017 and its digital solutions in 2019. Additionally, IGT's lottery and iLottery businesses are certified by the World Lottery Association (WLA) for WLA's Corporate Social Responsibility Standards and Responsible Gaming Framework for Suppliers.

For more information about IGT's responsible gaming program and IGT PlaySports, visit IGT.com, download the responsible gaming brochure or follow us on LinkedIn and IGT PlaySports LinkedIn

AXES.ai is pleased to announce several key appointments to its management team.

Rosalinda Van Rooyen has been promoted from Chief Operating Officer of AXESnetwork to Chief Product Officer of AXES.ai and will oversee all creation, design, build and rollout of fintech, media, apps and AXES products as a whole. Rosalinda has been with AXES for three years and has made an incredible contribution in all aspects of the success and acceleration of AXES on a global scale.

Ian Brown has been appointed as Chief Information Officer of AXES and will be responsible for leading all research, development, product and technology. Ian's fintech, B.I and technology design expertise is enviable. He was instrumental as the CTO of AXES Apps and is now at the helm of designing the future of AXES.ai which incorporates AXESnetwork and AXES APPS.

Danielle Parsons has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of AXESnetwork and will be responsible for all commercialization, installation, and customer service. Danielle has had an extensive and successful career in both start-ups and large organizations with a focus in gaming. Her experience with Adobe, Aristocrat, GAN and Joingo (acquired by Sightline) will enhance AXES capability to scale and accelerate.

Jacob Verret has been appointed Chief Information Security Officer. Jacob's expertise in fintech corporate security ranges from LightSpeed to Deloitte where he led teams to ensure information security was priority number one. His latest challenge at WorkJam made him a perfect fit for this strategic role to ensure AXES continues to lead in this critical corporate priority.

"The core strategic advantage of AXES is its people," stated Earle G. Hall, President & CEO of AXES.ai. "We are a people company first, that thrives on ingenuity second and makes great products third. These appointments will accelerate our mission to make our industry safer and more fun. I feel blessed that such amazingly competent people choose AXES and our quest to improve our Industry."

INDIAN GAMING TRADESHOW & CONVENTION

Anaheim Convention Center

POST-SHOW PRODUCT OVERVIEW

April 2022

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

Target Release: Q2, 2022

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


DIMENSION 75C / Target Release: Q2, 2022

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

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

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


Target Release: Available Now

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

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

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

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

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/EZjgNUMi5n8

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


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


DIMENSION 49J / Target Release: Q2, 2022

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Target Release: Available Now

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


DIMENSION 49 / Target Release: Available Now

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

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

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


DIMENSION 49 / Target Release: Available Now

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

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/P79SZvjEdOs


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

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


DIMENSION 49 / Target Release: Available Now

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

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


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

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


DIMENSION 49 / Target Release: Available Now

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

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

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

Target Release: Available Now

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

 

DIMENSION 27 / Target Release: Available Now

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

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/m3AnGZ1bmfs

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

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

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

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

 

DIMENSION 27 / Target Release: Q2, 2022

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

 

DIMENSION 27 / Target Release: Q2, 2022

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

 

DIMENSION 27 / Target Release: Available Now

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

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

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

 

DIMENSION 27 / Target Release: Available Now

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

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/AIRmlcwfQ3c


DIMENSION 27 / Target Release: Available Now

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

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/ZXYLcZC5lW4


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

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

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/2Ji7KVJc8DA

 

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

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

Playson, the fast-growing digital entertainment supplier, has agreed to supply its successful range of slots to Novomatic's Admiral Croatia.

Part of the Admiral Group, the online casino is one of the most prominent operators in the Republic of Croatia. The company currently operates more than 90 slot machine branches, two casinos and 58 bookmakers.

As part of the deal, Playson will supply its wide range of casino games to the operator’s online platform. This includes popular titles such as The Fruit Megaways™, Eagle Power: Hold and Win and 9 Happy Pharaohs.

This latest partnership reinforces Playson’s position in the Croatian market, with its range of games now live with ten of the country’s leading online casino operators.

Blanka Homor, Sales Director at Playson said: “We are thoroughly pleased to announce this deal with Admiral Croatia, a leading player in the country’s online casino market.

“This agreement means that our content can be found at the ten most popular online operators in Croatia, which is great news for fans of our slots in the country, as well as our efforts to extend our foothold in this important region.”
LONDON – April 25, 2022 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its IGT PlayCasino game, MegaJackpots™ Siberian Storm™, awarded a lucky Sky Vegas online slot player a colossal £1,769,014 jackpot on April 3, 2022. This is the largest jackpot ever awarded on IGT’s MegaJackpots online progressive link in the U.K.

“A player winning a massive £1.7 million jackpot on IGT PlayCasino’s MegaJackpots Siberian Storm game is a reason to celebrate, as few online games offer such a compelling top prize,” said Gil Rotem, IGT President of iGaming. “The IGT PlayCasino content portfolio is fortified with jackpot-driven games that quickly amass liquidity and can help our customers such as Sky Vegas differentiate their online casinos.”

Prior to this jackpot, the largest award ever won on an IGT MegaJackpots game in the U.K. was a £1.4 million jackpot in 2019 on the MegaJackpots Isle O’ Plenty game.

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Zitro exhibited for the first time its spectacular Class III products at the 2022 National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Tradeshow & Convention in Anaheim, California.

“NIGA was the perfect opportunity for Zitro to reaffirm its commitment to the tribal gaming industry, and we are excited to have showcased our most compelling product portfolio to date”, commented Derik Mooberry, CEO of Zitro USA. “Our latest launch is part of the development of product innovation for tribal operators looking to maximize player engagement, and we are truly humbled by the trust and acceptance our new products have received”.

During the show, the company highlighted the spectacular GLARE cabinet line: Altius Glare, Illusion Glare, Allure Glare and Fusion Glare, and the new multi-game, Wheel of Legends featured on the premium Altius Glare cabinet. This exciting lineup also included the award-winning 88 Link, along with Far West and Mei Shi Mei Ke, showcased on Allure Glare and the world-renowned and iconic Link King and Link Me slot games, which were showcased on Fusion Glare. Other premium series presented at the event were the popular Bashiba Link and Double Link, displayed on Illusion Glare. These world-class slots games come packed with unique game features, exciting bonus rounds and state-of-the-art graphics designed to engage players.

“Zitro is proud to have been part of the largest gathering of tribal leaders in North America at an exciting period of growth in many tribal jurisdictions. Our latest product showcase at NIGA has demonstrated our commitment to delivering high-class products that add value to the tribal gaming market and drive profitability. Our strong game portfolio offers tribal operators a wide diversity of titles with new game mechanics that meet current player demand. We are confident our innovative product line will further strengthen our position within the tribal gaming community”, added Derik Mooberry, CEO of Zitro USA.
LAS VEGAS, April 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Galaxy Gaming, Inc. (OTCQB: GLXZ), a developer and distributor of casino table games, enhanced systems for land-based casinos and iGaming content, announced today that Bill Zender, a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since 2015, announced his intention to resign from the Board effective July, 1, 2022. The Company also announced that it has entered into a Cooperation Agreement with Tice Brown, a stockholder of the Company, pursuant to which the Company agreed to form a hiring committee for the purpose of identifying and unanimously recommending to the Board a qualified candidate to fill the vacancy that will be created upon the resignation of Mr. Zender.

Zender Resignation

“Bill Zender is a legend in the casino table games business,” stated Mark Lipparelli, Chairman of Galaxy’s Board of Directors. “He has provided invaluable advice to us and the Company over his more than seven years as a member of the Board. We have made great progress over that time in positioning the Company to pursue exciting new opportunities, and Bill has been a stalwart contributor to that progress. We thank him for his tremendous insights and expertise, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Cooperation Agreement

On April 20, 2022, the Company entered into a Cooperation Agreement with Tice Brown. Pursuant to the terms of the Cooperation Agreement, Mr. Brown has agreed to (1) irrevocably withdraw his proposed nomination of himself to the Board of Directors of the Company and his proposal requesting that the Board declassify the Board by electing each director on an annual basis, with respect to the 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, (2) immediately cease all solicitation efforts in connection with the 2022 Annual Meeting and (3) cause all voting securities of the Company owned beneficially by Mr. Brown and for which he has the right to direct the vote, to be cast in favor of each of the Company’s proposals and for each of the Board’s nominees for director at the 2022 Annual Meeting.

In addition, the Company has agreed to form a hiring committee consisting of two current members of the Board and one independent stockholder who has owned shares of the Company’s common stock for more than two years (the “Hiring Committee”) for the purpose of identifying and unanimously recommending to the Board a qualified candidate (the “Independent Director”) to fill the vacancy that will be created upon the resignation of Bill Zender. The Board has agreed to promptly cause the Independent Director, subject to the satisfaction of certain qualifications and requirements as set forth in the Cooperation Agreement, to be appointed to the Board for a term expiring at the 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

The Cooperation Agreement also provides for certain “standstill” provisions that restrict Mr. Brown and his affiliates from, among other things, engaging in any solicitation of proxies or written consents with respect to the voting securities of the Company or acquiring any securities of the Company that would result in Mr. Brown having beneficial ownership of more than 9.9% of the Company’s voting securities. The standstill provisions expire on the date that is two years after the 2022 Annual Meeting, unless the Cooperation Agreement is earlier terminated in accordance with the terms thereof. The Cooperation Agreement also provides Mr. Brown with certain Board observer rights prior to the appointment of the Independent Director.
New York, NY (April 25, 2022) – High 5 Games continues to fly high in Michigan. The US-based online slot maker is now officially live on PlayEagle.com, Soaring Eagle’s new online casino. The iGaming site went live in Michigan on April 14th, 2022.

Tony Singer, CEO for High 5 Games, commented: “As soon as we learned that Soaring Eagle was bringing their experience online, we worked hard to make sure we were ready to go on Day 1. This partnership is extremely important to us, and we’re excited to have launched with over 100 titles from High 5 Games.”

Today, players at PlayEagle.com have access to fan favorites from High 5 Games, including The Green Machine Deluxe, Triple Double Da Vinci Diamond, plus classic hits like Dangerous Beauty and Golden Knight. High 5 Games has a full roadmap of titles planned for the rest of the year, and PlayEagle.com will be among the first to receive new games as they’re added.

CC Griffus, Director of iGaming & Sports Betting Operations of Soaring Eagle Gaming, commented: “High 5 Games slots are extremely popular on the casino floor, so when we started planning our online offering, we knew High 5 Games had to be a significant part of it. In just a few short days, we’ve seen tremendous response and we’re really excited about what’s ahead.”

High 5 Games first received its Michigan online casino supplier license in 2020 and entered the market in early 2021.
The most innovative product line of recent times has arrived at the Jarama and Henares salons of the Win & Leisure group, which has included Zitro’s new GLARE Family in the incredible gaming offer of its salons.

The state-of-the-art Altius Glare cabinet, together with its graphics, impressive lighting, and surround sound system, make it the new benchmark of the Jarama and Henares salons, along with the Wheel of Legends multi-game, which are taking the salon to unprecedented levels. In addition, Win & Leisure completes the offer of its salons with the introduction of the new Far West multi-game, which is also arousing great admiration among the salon’s audience.

“Zitro is a guarantee of success, and the new products it has presented are perfectly adapted to what we were looking for, game diversity and impeccable aesthetics and, as always, each new launch of the brand is welcomed by our customers with great enthusiasm” say those responsible for Win & Leisure.

“Win & Leisure Group is a very appreciated partner for Zitro, which knows how to recognize the value that our products bring to their salons. I would like to thank them for choosing the new GLARE family to expand their gaming offer, a great bet for the future”, says Carla Moncada, Zitro’s sales representative.
LONDON, April 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it won four categories of the 2022 "The Casino Awards" program, earning more honors than any other gaming supplier in the competition. Produced by Datateam Business Media, the publishers of Casino International magazine, The Casino Awards is an annual program that recognizes gaming operators and suppliers for excellence across Europe.

IGT won the following four award categories at an awards banquet last week in London:

Best Slot Machine: PeakSlant32 cabinet
Best Slot Game: Regal Riches slots
Best New Innovative Product: Floor Manager
Best Diversity and Inclusion Employer
"IGT's victories across four categories in The Casino Awards 2022 program reflect the depth and breadth of the Company's excellence as a global gaming supplier and the diverse, industry-leading talent behind our products and solutions portfolio," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, Global Gaming. "IGT's continued prowess in achieving important industry awards is a reflection of our robust internal and external quality testing programs that help ensure that our solutions capture players' interest and exceed our customers' performance expectations."

For more information, visit IGT.com, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or watch IGT videos on YouTube.
The diversity of Zitro products has arrived at the Cocamatic Group’s Arcadia salons in Madrid, filling them with a new and original variety of games for the satisfaction of multiple players.

Arcadia salon customers can now find the new Altius Glare cabinets, with the new Wheel of Legends multi-game, Fusion Glare with Far West and Allure Glare with the incredible Bashiba Egyptian. These are different multi-game and cabinets that include innovations never seen before in the salon market.

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“Zitro’s new products bring a different gaming dynamic to what we offer, in unique and exclusive cabinets that are giving a new twist to the salons, elevating them to a surprising category and are having a great success among players,” say the Cocamatic group managers.

In the words of Vicente Fernández, commercial director of Zitro, “I would like to thank the Cocamatic Group for the great reception they always give to our products, both by their managers and their customers, and we are sure that the great diversity we bring to their salons will delight all player profiles”.
Zitro Digital, the online business unit of global gaming industry provider Zitro, continues to expand its presence in virtual casinos in Latin America, introducing video bingo and video slots games for online casinos.

Bonanza Group of Lima, Peru bets on Zitro Digital’s Video Bingo and Video Slots library for its online gaming offer Bonanza.club. This collaboration includes the integration of Zitro Digital’s video slots “Asian Woods” and “Lady Dragon”, both from the Link King family and the library of video bingo games “Pick & Win.”

“We are convinced that these new integrations will contribute to enhance Bonanza.club’s gaming portfolio and ensure greater profitability”, commented José Javier Martí, Chief Operating Officer of Zitro Digital.

Cesar Talavera, Business Manager of Bonanza Group said: “We continuously work to offer the most attractive and innovative products to our customers, and that is why it has been fundamental to partner with Zitro Digital, as it provides us with an extensive online gaming portfolio that has proven to be a success in land-based casinos around the world. We are convinced that players will enjoy the same success in the online channel and that it will support our omni-channel growth strategy, with the opening of our first land-based property, Casino Delfines”.

José Javier Martí, COO of Zitro Digital, added: “It is admirable to see how Zitro Digital continues to grow steadily in Latin America. Our goal is to create a product that is as successful and profitable for online operators as our land-based games, and we are proud to see the result of our hard work come to fruition. We are very grateful to Bonanza Group for giving us the opportunity to expand our online business in Peru, and we look forward to continuing our prosperous partnership”.
With a growing suite of high-performing premium game products, an expanded core game library, and the industry’s most innovative table game progressive system, AGS continues to grow and diversify its product portfolio to turbo-charge operators’ casino floors


AGS (NYSE: AGS) is bringing home the bacon at the Indian Gaming Trade Show & Convention April 19-22, 2022, as the company plans to unveil a new multi-denomination game play feature for its high performing Rakin’ Bacon Deluxe slot theme on the Orion Curve Premium cabinet. The fun doesn’t stop with slots, as AGS will also showcase its award-winning Bonus Spin Xtreme table game progressive side bet, building on its tremendous success since launch. Visit booth 1431 for AGS’ full display.

AGS will introduce the player-selectable multi-denomination feature to its Rakin’ Bacon Deluxe slot theme, which is celebrating its one-year launch anniversary during the show.

Mark Dedeaux, SVP & GM, Slots for AGS, says: “This year, we’re focused on diversifying our portfolio by entering new game categories like high-denom reels with our Mega Diamond title, as well as innovating on traditional gameplay to enhance the player experience. The introduction of multi-denom functionality on our Rakin’ Bacon Deluxe premium game package has the potential to further amplify the performance on this already high-performing product. Additionally, we're showing a mix of proven winners like Captain Riches and Lucky O’Reilly, plus new titles like Ultimate Rise and Mighty Power, which truly highlight the AGS spirit. The AGS portfolio is stronger and more diverse than it’s ever been, as we continue to heat up casino floors with strong themes and vibrant graphics that players love.”

The AGS table games team continues to look for ways to allow operators to earn a little extra bacon of their own, supported by the launch of the award-winning Bonus Spin Xtreme progressive side bet. The feature links all games across the entire casino floor to a single shared jackpot, upping the ante with massive potential prizes. The Bonus Spin Xtreme compatible library is ever-growing; player-favorite games like roulette and baccarat will be available at the AGS booth to try out this innovative progressive feature firsthand.

John Hemberger, SVP & GM, Table Products for AGS, says: “We’re always rethinking what is possible with table game jackpots and community-style play. Bonus Spin Xtreme fires up player engagement by linking all tables on the floor to a single jackpot pool, creating a bigger and faster-growing jackpot. It’s the only progressive side bet on the market to provide one unique progressive jackpot winner for community-style table games like roulette, baccarat and craps. The Indian Gaming Trade Show is the perfect place to showcase this innovative progressive system, in addition to our new single-deck PAX S card shuffler on our commission-free Dragon Dai Bacc game.”

AGS will showcase Rakin’ Bacon Deluxe, Bonus Spin Xtreme, and various other innovations from its ever-expanding portfolio at the Indian Gaming Trade Show from April 19-22. Visit AGS at booth 1431. For more, visit PlayAGS.com.