Aristocrat—VIRIDIAN WS™, Vii™ and VERVE™ Cabinets
Aristocrat’s award-winning VIRIDIAN™ cabinet became an instant industry-wide sensation. Now, Aristocrat is proud to introduce three new cabinet innovations to our product portfolio in the VIRIDIAN WS™ widescreen, the Vii™ slant and the exciting new VERVE™. Powered by the GEN7™ platforms, these new cabinet offerings will provide players an even more enjoyable gaming entertainment experience through the improved ergonomics, 13-button panel support, exciting new LCD button technology, easier accessibility and larger 22-inch LCD screens. The high resolution monitor is housed in a sleek, slim-line chop-top cabinet. Improved ambient lighting creates a more welcoming environment. Once seated, players will love the simplified universal player interface for easier bet options, and the reduced belly area gives the player more room to relax and enjoy the game. A new card location makes player tracking even better, and a 13-button support and new button panel give the player more options than ever. Operators will appreciate the relocated speakers that give the cabinet a great new look, and players will love the upgraded speaker quality. For more information, visit www.aristocratgaming.com.
Grant Thornton LLP and Lewis and Roca—Gaming Compliance Guide
Drawing on deep knowledge and experience, Grant Thornton LLP and Lewis and Roca announce the release of Getting in the Game: A Guide to Successful Gaming Company Compliance. The guide was developed to help gaming companies build a strong compliance program and provides valuable insight into managing changing regulations, minimizing risk and improving operational performance. The guide covers important issues including: attributes of a successful compliance plan; whistleblower process and Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements; internal investigations; Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering; conflicts of interest and maintaining independence. “Companies with substandard compliance records could find themselves disadvantaged when they attempt to secure rights in or licenses from new jurisdictions, since the best predictor of a company’s future compliance is its past,” said Brad Preber, partner and national practice leader of Grant Thornton’s Litigation and Dispute Consulting Services. For a copy of the guide or additional gaming thought leadership from Grant Thornton, visit www.GrantThornton.com/gaming.
Morse Watchmans—SmartKey Locker Module
Morse Watchmans has introduced the new SmartKey Locker Module as an addition to its successful line of SmartKey® Locker solutions for storing valuable objects. The SmartKey Locker Module is designed with a smaller footprint—half the depth of the standard locker—and can be used in any of the modular KeyWatcher® systems for holding documents, CDs, weapons, cell phones, etc. SmartKey Locker Systems are also engineered for complete interactivity with multiple users and with other business systems such as access control. This allows managers to monitor the system; for example, e-mail alerts can inform management if someone tries to leave a building without returning an object taken from a SmartKey Locker. The system has a built-in RS-232 communications port for direct connectivity to printers or other devices, or networked connectivity via Ethernet. The new SmartKey Locker system can be controlled by a single console and monitored by the Key-Pro™ software, a PC application that lets system managers establish permission levels for various user codes and monitor data from any desktop connected to a network. For more information, visit www.morsewatchmans.com.
The Bluebird xD™ earns its name, Experience Design, with a suite of sensory innovations that heighten the player experience beyond game content. By mastering every sensory element and implementing new levels of interactivity, this groundbreaking cabinet amplifies the player experience exponentially. More than just introducing a new form factor to casino floors, Bluebird xD creates entirely new dimensions in gaming entertainment and player engagement. A state-of-the-art emotive lighting system creates a first-time-ever bank-level celebration based on in-game activity. This new dimension of interactivity draws players to game banks with choreographed lighting that underscores their individual experience. The emotive lighting is used to uniquely build anticipation, highlight bonus events and celebrate and broadcast big wins. All the way down to the synergy of a padded armrest and downloadable button panel, every detail of this crossover cabinet is designed with the player’s comfort and convenience in mind. For more information, visit www.bluebirdxd.com or www.wms.com.