Editor’s Note: Each year, the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) draws thousands of casino operators to its annual Indian Gaming Conference and Expo. This year’s edition promises to be as busy as ever, as the show is widely regarded as one of the best opportunities to check out some of the latest and greatest products for the gaming industry today. Casino Enterprise Management has compiled a list of just some of the companies that will be displaying their top products at the show. While not exhaustive, this list will get you started and on your way to seeing the top-notch exhibitors at Indian Gaming 2015.
Ainsworth Game Technology brings “A Winning Play” to the 2015 NIGA show with the A560®SL cabinet designed for a unique, highly entertaining game range. Joining Rumble Rumble™ and Flying Horse™ are the new titles King Cat™, Fire Wizard™, Ice Wizard™, 5 Power 7’s™ and 5 Mega 7’s™. New brands including Frontier™, 5 Star Jackpots™, Order of the Dragon™, Fire Storm™, Showgirls™ and The Sound of Music™ will be on display. The A560®Wide Boy has a 32-inch landscape mode LCD top box and LED lighting. The new title The Magnificent 7 Reloaded™ is a follow up to The Magnificent 7™ and includes the favorite movie characters and three unique feature games. Also on the A560®Wide Boy is Reels of Wheels Horsepower™, which combines the Mustang Money™ red hot free games with the unique multi-wheel Reels of Wheels concept. Two core titles, Thunder Dragon™ and Horse Wheel Winner™, will also be presented on the A560®Wide Boy. Ainsworth will showcase an impressive line-up of themes for its core GamePlus™ library including new titles in the Quad Shot®, Play 100Lines™/Play 50Lines™/Play 40 Lines™, Wheel Winner®, Ultimate Choice™ and High Denom™ brands.
American Gaming Systems
AGS has recently expanded its product lines to include not only the slot games that players have come to love, but live table games as well. The company’s goal is to offer casino operators a single source for the most innovative and exciting games available today, whether their players prefer sliding chips onto a table or spinning the reels in their quest for a jackpot. From popular branded games that are instantly familiar to players like Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!® and Family Feud® to the top-performing Hot at the Top® and Colossal Diamonds®, AGS is in the best position ever to provide new and exciting games. Colossal Diamonds takes the space of three standard cabinets, but performs on par with about eight of them. The classic game play and high denom configuration has been proving a hit for players wherever it goes. The company’s new lineup of table games can instantly spark the gaming floor with an excitement and competition that’s contagious. Many of the AGS games enhance the excitement of traditional table games with new twists that turn the familiar into the unique and give players more opportunities to win. AGS is bringing blackjack players the chance to win a custom vehicle on a blackjack game. Count’s Kustoms Blackjack™ is the first of its kind, a live blackjack game with a side bet that offers players a chance to win a custom car, truck or motorcycle from Count’s Kustoms®.
Cadillac Jack will showcase its newest cabinet series and recent game innovations with a diverse and varied product lineup at NIGA 2015. Attendees of the Indian Gaming show will discover Cadillac Jack’s cutting edge game cabinets including Genesis Halo™, five variations of the Stratos™ cabinet and the unveiling of the new ICON cabinet. Products highlighted throughout the booth include varied features such as Fierce Factor™, Turbo Boost and the wildly popular PowerXStream® series of games. Rising eight feet in height, Cadillac Jack’s Stratos cabinet has been attracting players across casino floors with its portfolio of games. Fresh enhancements are sure to boost Stratos’ player appeal and enhance game play with the new Turbo Boost progressive and a variety of theme specific graphics and custom dimensional facades. Cadillac Jack’s new game themes developed specifically for Stratos—Peter & Wendy: Hook’s Revenge and Fire Wolf: Howling Boost—incorporate the popular PowerXStream evaluation with left-to-right and right-to-left pays, along with rewarding scatter-initiated Free Spin Bonuses. Both games feature a quad-level Turbo Boost progressive with progressive boosts that escalate more rapidly and more lucratively than competitor’s games. Gold Dragon Red Dragon is Cadillac Jack’s new Fierce Factor PowerXStream game starring two monstrous fire-breathing dragons. The game is available with 100 credits or 75 credits, making a higher volatility take on the popular White Buffalo original PowerXStream math model. Gold Dragon Red Dragon has a 3-4-4-4-3 reel configuration with 576 ways to win.
Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. provides architecture, interior design and planning services for a diverse mix of client and project types with a significant focus on gaming, casino and resort destinations over the last 20-plus years. As a leader in entertainment design, Cuningham Group is on the cutting edge of imaging the “Casinos of the Future.” Shifting demographics and the younger generation’s desire for experiences that are personal, mobile and social are the challenge—and ultimately, the opportunity—facing the future of games and the facilities that house them. Backed by a client-centered, collaborative approach it calls Every Building Tells a Story®, Cuningham Group is challenging clients to embrace brick and mortar changes that reflect the evolving nature of gaming and its customer base.
First American Bankcard
FABICash, a division of First American Bankcard, Inc., is the leading cash access company in the United States. Come meet our team at NIGA for a demonstration of our products and services including ATMs, credit/debit card cash advance, ticket redemption, check cashing, Title 31 tracking and much more. FABI specializes in partnerships with Native American casinos, and is proud to have donated over $1,000,000 to Native American education. FABICash, our proprietary gaming platform, has catapulted our sales growth since 2010. FABICash features customized cage application and reporting. FABICash can be designed to meet the needs of your cage, finance and compliance operations. The company provides on-site training and 24/7 customer service and support. FABI looks forward to seeing you at NIGA.
Gary Platt Manufacturing
Gary Platt is set to debut the next generation of performance seating. The X2-Tended Play Series will be introduced, setting the bar in unsurpassed comfort. Known for consistently delivering superior casino seating over the last 40 years, Gary Platt Manufacturing is introducing its new X2-Tended Series. X2 Series continues the tradition of unsurpassed comfort by enhancing the performance of some of its very successful classic designs and adding an entirely new line—the LIDO X2. With the additional ergonomic sculpting and plush toppers, the X2-Tended Play series creates more comfort and player involvement, which translates into longer play time. Every Gary Platt chair is handcrafted to enhance casinos’ interior themes and engineered for durability and unsurpassed comfort. The X2 series is truly the next generation of quality casino seating. The X2 series that will be debuting at this year’s show are LIDO X2, GX2, SX2 and BX2. Gary Platt Manufacturing has more exciting features and options in the works for the X2 series in 2015, continuing to affirm its strong position in gaming seating solutions.
JCM Global has worked closely with tribal operators across North America since Indian gaming’s inception, and at NIGA 2015 JCM is showcasing the latest in bill validation technology that enhances operational security on the slot floor, printer technology that builds greater customer connections, system solutions that improve operations and digital media solutions that amaze guests. JCM’s bill validation technology includes the award-winning and field-proven iVIZION®, the next-generation iPRO™ and the fast and innovative iV8™ table game bill validator. JCM’s printer technology helps increase connections with flexible technology that lets operators reach customers directly with messaging tailored to each individual. Printer technology includes the award-winning GEN3™, GEN2 Universal™, PayCheck4™ and Table Exchange™. Tribal operators can improve their overall operations with JCM system solutions, including Dynamic Network Applications™ (DNA). JCM’s PromoNet® intelligent couponing identifies valuable players, targets both carded and non-carded players, links promotions to game play and delivers promotions exactly where and when they are needed. Under the JCMedia brand, JCM offers a complete range of digital media services, from way-finders to LED digital video walls, including total media management systems and even creative content concepting and production. JCMedia recently completed installation of North America’s largest curved video wall at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino.
Konami Gaming, Inc.
This year at NIGA, Konami Gaming, Inc. will introduce a strong selection of never-before-seen game titles and leading-edge systems technology to thousands of tribal leaders and casino representatives. One of the top sights to behold at this year’s show are the new Neo Contra™ themed video slots with custom single topper and Symphonik 3D Sound™. Neo Contra marks the first release of Konami Digital Entertainment intellectual property (IP) to the casino gaming industry and includes two debut titles: Mighty Warrior™ and Supreme Samurai™. Guests at NIGA won’t want to miss the chance to explore the latest feature available through Konami’s SYNKROS™ casino management system SynKiosk™, which offers real-time player loyalty account management via mobile device, video slot machine and traditional kiosk station. And in addition to all-new KP3® game themes, progressives for Podium Monument™ and great features on Podium Goliath™, NIGA attendees will be the first to experience Konami’s newest installment of game themes for one of the company’s most iconic video release series.
Micro Gaming Technologies
Micro Gaming Technologies, Inc. (MGT) designs and develops software to automate, track and report all of your casino promotions. The MGT software applications interface bi-directionally with your existing player tracking system and a touch screen device. MGT’s newest development also allows its software to interface with your slot machines, tablets, website and mobile devices as well as your kiosks. All of these devices become an employee that knows every player in your database, can evaluate the historical gaming activity and use the information to determine an appropriate prize based on the patrons gaming value. The real time Promotional Intelligence® controls the distribution of your promotional budget. The kiosk can issue prizes by printing a bar coded voucher or electronically posting the prize to the player’s account. Electronic prizes include slot free play, ticket-less drawing entries, points, comps, ticket-less drawing entry multipliers, point multipliers and comp multipliers.
They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and Multimedia is proving that adage true at NIGA with The Texan HDX™, an oversized cabinet that can showcase any of the standard video themes from Multimedia’s game library. Being seen on the big screen at NIGA will be Warrior Legacy™, the latest high denom video thriller from the Austin-based company. Standing tall at nearly eight feet, with two video screens measuring 42 inches, this giant of a cabinet will have players thinking bigger is better. The Apex V™ Topper will make an appearance as well, showcased on new themes such as Full Service™, Artemis™ and Wild Things™. This new topper will attract players to the banks, as they will be entertained watching animations move from screen to screen via the unique dual 15-inch video screen setup on each cabinet. The award-winning Platinum MPX cabinet will be make a cameo at NIGA with two new themes, the thrilling Dracula™ and spooky Haunted House® After Dark. The 40-inch monitor, custom surround sound with integrated sound chair and Earthquake Shakers™ will bring these electrifying themes to life.
NOVOMATIC Americas is ready and raring to go for NIGA 2015. The full team will be at the San Diego Convention Center with a stunning product lineup that features the brand new DOMINATOR® Curve—a dramatic evolution of the hugely successful Dominator® and which was recently given its world premiere at ICE Totally Gaming in London. The DOMINATOR Curve features all the ergonomic and design elements of its predecessor plus the advantages of its own unique feature—an upright 40-inch, full high-definition curved touch screen. Alongside the Dominator will be the product that was a standout hit at both G2E in Las Vegas and most recently at ICE in London, the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. II with its impressive large 50-inch screen and widely regarded as arguably the best slant top gaming device in the market today. Top products, an outstanding team and legendary after sales and service, all good reasons for NIGA attendees to make a visit to the NOVOMATIC booth.
Ortiz Gaming is poised to once again dazzle tribal casinos at the 2015 National Indian Gaming Association’s (NIGA) trade show and convention this spring. Ortiz Gaming took center stage previous years and this year the company will continue their legacy, with their newest products featured under a sure-to-excite display featuring their newest cabinet, O-Circle, which triumphed at the Global Gaming Expo this past October. The O-Circle cabinet is a skyscraping cabinet with a 42-inch immersive high-definition touch curved display, with surround sound and programmable lighting. O-Circle is the most recent addition to the Ortiz Gaming line of sleek cabinets, which includes the O-Future Cabinet, one of Ortiz Gaming’s most high-tech and visually stunning cabinets. In addition to exhibiting at the trade show, Ortiz Gaming’s senior consultant, Gary Green, will be moderating a conference session on slot floor analysis. Green is a seasoned expert in the gaming industry and author of the books Gambling Man and Marketing Donald Trump His diverse background as a casino operator, coupled with his insight into the evolutionary and innovative Ortiz Standard will guarantee an intriguing and insightful session on slot floor management.
Casino operators at NIGA 2015 will experience firsthand the strategic benefits of the combination of Scientific Games’ Bally, WMS, Shuffle Master and Williams brands, as they showcase a variety of gaming products that address casino operators’ diverse needs across all of their land-based and interactive channels. Scientific Games will demonstrate at NIGA 2015 how they are “Stronger Together” through the combination of their time-tested brands and comprehensive and differentiated product portfolios that are created and supported by an extremely talented global team. Scientific Games is uniquely positioned to offer new value to casino operators as they seek to become their partner of choice and a one-stop shop for their gaming product and services solutions.
At NIGA 2015, Zitro launches a Bingo Revolution with its greatest innovations and largest number of new features that Zitro calls Zitro Revolution. Zitro Revolution features new games, new functionalities and new community bonus games, which include Zitro’s new Air Cash that features four different prize levels. With these four prizes, players’ chances of winning are considerably increased. The new Air Cash also includes an innovative on-screen presentation that is more flexible, more dynamic and more interactive, bringing greater excitement and entertainment to the player and to the casino floor. Treasure Box is Zitro’s new pirate-themed community bonus game. When Treasure Box is activated, a 3-reel video slot game appears automatically on-screen and starts spinning to offer one of the three possible winning combinations. Treasure Box provides players with up to three active prize lines that can increase their chances of winning a bonus prize and also the size of the bonus prize.