Table Games & Gear, March 2010

IGT—Triple Towers® Greyhound Racing
Give players the opportunity for the social interaction they want and the appeal of wagering on a common outcome with Triple Towers® Greyhound Racing. With up to 100 player stations linked to a single game server, players can enjoy the excitement with a crowd. A track with an ocean view, fast-paced races with realistic sights and sounds and a field of only six dogs per race hold players’ attention. Thousands of possible races offer unmatched variety. An operator-configurable bet timer allows operators to establish a comfortable yet profitable betting pace. Not just for experts, this game appeals to novice as well as experienced racetrack fans with traditional betting choices and the simplified Quick Pick. Players wagering above a set minimum become eligible for random jackpots that are awarded based on the outcome of each race. Whether betting on the long shot or the crowd favorite, your players will love the Triple Towers Greyhound Racing game. For more information, visit www.igt.com.

Shuffle Master—Ultimate Texas Hold’em® Progressive
With nearly 450 tables installed worldwide, Ultimate Texas Hold’em® is the most popular hold’em style table game and now features an optional progressive bet that wins if a player’s final five-card hand contains a full house or better. The top progressive award—100 percent of the jackpot—pays when a player has a Royal Flush in their first five cards. To play, players make equal bets in the Ante and Blind circles and may make the Trips bonus bet and the progressive bet. Once players receive their two hole cards, they may check or bet three to four times their Ante. The dealer then reveals the three card flop. If players haven’t already made a Play bet, they can check or bet two times their Ante. Next, the dealer reveals the final two community cards, and if players haven’t already bet, they must fold or place a bet equal to their Ante. Finally, the dealer reveals his two hole cards and announces his hand. If a player’s hand beats the dealer, his Play and Ante bets win even money. If the dealer’s hand beats the player’s hand, the player’s wagers lose. If a player’s hand ties the dealer’s, his Play and Ante bets push. The dealer needs at least a pair to qualify. If the dealer doesn’t qualify, he returns the player’s Ante and all other bets receive action. For more information, visit www.shufflemaster.com.

Racing Card Derby—Racing Card Derby™
Racing Card Derby™ is a revolution in table game technology! This new and exciting table game accommodates 10 players against a live dealer. The animated horse race is displayed on large flat-screen monitors. With attractive horses, jockeys and moving background, players bet on the outcome of each race including Red or Black, Exact Quinella or Multi-Pay Trifecta. Each game uses one deck of cards. The dealer will show each card in turn to the flush mounted card reader, which moves the horses in the race. The first horse/suite to display four cards wins. This interactive game is easy to learn and play for all age groups. The table has electronic lighting which clearly displays all winning bets and various sounds and scenery built into the animation. This attractive horseracing game brings new players to the table and casino with a new table game option. Its ease in dealing and multiple odds make the game attractive for long-term and repeat play. RCD has a strong overall house advantage (6.355 percent) with multiple betting options. For more information, visit www.racingcardderby.com.

VisuaLimits—Table Game Limit Signs
Looking for “automated” dealer-pace audits, game status reporting and a media manager all in one technologically advanced and attractive table game limit sign? VisuaLimits’ 8.4-inch LCD table game limit sign multi-tasks, providing essential game status and limit features including real-time status of all games; duration of game status on any particular shift; comparative analysis for all information collected, current table limit and duration of that limit, as well as previous limits and duration; average limits for the casino on any basis; ability to “remotely” drop the limits on games that are dead; how long the game has been active at that limit; whether the game is non-smoking and for how long; daily snapshot history with chronological bar graph displaying limits and correlating game status, and the ability to analyze past data. No other table signage offers a monitoring system that provides calculations of individual dealer performance including hands-per-hour, shuffle time and “true” hands-per-hour (shuffle plus dealing time) as well as collective calculations of dealer statistics, which can be compared against casino-wide performance levels. VisuaLimits’ sleek, unobtrusive design and messaging system make it the perfect vehicle for property-centric and outside advertising, capable of both static images and video formats. For more information, visit www.visualimits.com.

Innovative Gaming—Quick Seven™
Have you ever wanted to discard a card, win 2-to-1 without placing an additional wager, or just have a second chance with a bad hand? If so, Quick Seven™ is your game. Quick Seven allows players to get involved in the game by making discard decisions, pressing existing wagers, hedging losing wagers and the ever-popular hitting of the hands. Quick Seven is an original gaming concept that is easy to learn, fast-paced and includes never before seen opportunities to win. Casino benefits include a higher house advantage and higher hands per hour than blackjack, and dealers will be dealing with speed and confidence in minutes. Player benefits include a simple basic strategy of never hitting after a discard. With a Quick Seven occurring on average one out of 13 hands—53.8 percent more often than a blackjack—the Challenge™ allows players the chance to win 2-to-1 with the best hand in the game on their original bet without betting more or doubling down. With a Dealt Bust, the Hazard Bet™ allows players the chance to place an additional equal bet next to their original bet to continue the game with their current busted hand. Quick Seven has the unique balance to meet the qualities players expect with the profitability casinos demand. For more information, visit www.quickseven.com.

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