WMS International industries has received orders from Holland Casino for its Jackpot Party progressive game.

      Gerard Plomp, senior product manager slot for Holland Casino, said: “We are very   confident that with selecting Jackpot Party progressive we have bought a very good product that our customers will appreciate. ” Following a successful test period WMS has become one of the five slot suppliers for Holland Casino. Following initial installations of Jackpot Party progressive into Panama and Puerto Rico, WMS has also delivered first banks of this casino game to Columbia and Peru. Requests from Argentina have also been received.
      In just three months, more than 21 casinos within Latin America have added Jackpot Party Progressive to their product portfolio. Among these are the Panamanian Fiesta Casino, Veneto Casino, casino Royale and Casino Arlequin, casino Caribe in Bogota and Medellin, Columbia, and the Golden Palace in Lima, Peru. Sebastian Salat, managing director of WMS Gaming International, said: “Low denomination local-area progressives products are among the fastest growing games on the casino floor. ”

WMS   International has also appointed Paolo Milanese to its expanding sales team. He joins the company from Casino de La Vallee in Italy, where he held a variety of management positions related to slots, live gaming and project management. He will be responsible for driving sales activity in Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Malta and France through distributor Bally France.

Abbiati takes time out to seal Shuffle master deal

Abbiati recorded a large number of new orders for delivery from various cruise ship operators in June, including new builds and increasing the number of tables on existing vessels.
      The beginning of the month was particularly busy when two new builds and installations were required for the same dates with Carnival Cruise Lines, costa Concordia and MSC Musica and Sinfonia. Giovanni Abbiati headed up the Costa Concordia installation, which included five American roulette tables and wheels, eight blacjak tables and one Caribbean table, all with custom design bases.

Abbiati also headed up the installation for MSC Musica, consisting of four American roulette tables and wheels, eight blackjacks tables and a craps table again all with custom designed bases. MSC Sinfonia had an existing casino but purchased new tables for a refurbishment, with three American roulette tables and wheels and four blackjack tables.
      Later in the month, Abbiati had to deliver additional tables to Carnival’s Crown Princess and Queen Mary II, which both installed Texss poker tbles into their existing casinos on board. Abbiati has also entered into an agreement with CARD, a Shuffle  Master company, which will see Abbiati be responsible for the sales and service of all Shuffle master products throughout Italy.
      Giorgio Abbiati said that this was ‘an excellent stragtegic alliance’ with an international company. “We are pleased to announce that we have secured our first order of Shuffle master’s mD2 multi-deck batch shufflers to Casino Sanremo,” he added. Ernst Blaha, CARD managing director, said: “We are happy to announce that Abbiati has become our official agent for our utility products and its sales team has already secured orders for our MD2 shuffler. ”

Casino Sanremo gets Caribbean touch from Gaming Support

Casino Sanremo in Italy has installed Gaming Support’s Caribbean Dice Roulette.
      “Combining the speed and simplicity of roulette with the thrill of craps, we think Caribbean Dice Roulette will excite our clients,” said Roberto Mento, Sanremo’s live games manager. “Players toss the dice themselves, allowing them to interact with the game in a way they cannot with roulette. Craps is complicated, roulette is not.   Caribbean Dice Roulette is the perfect mix of both games and will bring us new, younger players; it is easier to play than craaps and more interactive than roulette.
      The three dice include a third custom die that indicates high, normal or low payout. The house percentages for Caribbean Dice Roulette are similar to traditional roulette. Caribbean Dice Roulette has the same layout as roulette, but is played on a mini-craps table. “We are very excited to add Casino Sanremo to the growing  list of casinos where people can play Caribbean Dice Roulette,” said Lucien van Linden, chief executive of Gaming Support. “Having recently completed Caribbean Dice Roulette’s development, we are very encouraged by the level of interest shown in it. ”


Bulgarian company Gaming Technologies made its World of Games debut at this year’s show.
      Manager Sergey Nikolov said: “Taking part at world poker games is all part of our attempts to strengthen our presence and position in the Russian market. We saw good feedback from the attendees who visited the exhibition last year and the timing of the show was very convenient for both exhibitors and attendees. Gaming Technologies showed brand new games Gold of the Empire and Siberiada, next to old favourites Jurassic Man, Ali Baba and Lord of the Wins.
      Siberiada is a five-reel and 21 line game, specially developed for the Russian market. The game can be connected to new jackpot system Lucky for Cash, a progressive jckpot compatible with other new game offering Gold of the Empire. Both games were presented in the new ergonomic and dual monitor cabinet. “As a whole, the Gaming Technologies team has been delighted with World of Games,” said Nikolov. Next up for the Gaming Technologies team is the Entertainment Industry show in Kiev in September.

Synot welcomes guests to open day

Synot held an open day for customers recently at its headquarters in Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic, following the Svet Zabavy exhibition in Prague.
     “Giving open days about a month after an official exhibition seems to pay off,” said Pavel Michalcio, sales director of Synot, “Exhibitions usually   are very hecrtic and our sales people do not have enough time to address all customers. That’s why we decided to hold our own small exhibitions, when our sales people can take care of customers and their needs. ” At the first open day, Synot introduced Black Sherry, its new game for the System 5 cabinet made in conjunction with JPM.
     “System 5 cabinets are still very widespread and popular among  customers,” said Michalcio. “Black Sherry comes out of the traditional, easy reel-based game in the Czech Republic, so therefore we expect it will gain success from customers,” he added. Synot also used the open day to introduce new game Gold Bar for the popular Electra cabinet and a prototype of the video multigame Gold Collection, which is being developed in conjunction with Merkur poker gaming.

TCS announces Sydney expo date

TCS John Huxley Asia Pacific has announced the launch of its Gaming Innovations Expo to be held at Star City Casino in Sydney, Australia, on September 3-4, 2006.
      The event will be held in conjunction with the highly successful International Casino Dealer Championship, which this year will see croupiers from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Philippines and South Africa competing. The expo will focus on table and electronic gaming. Product partners from progressive Gaming International Corporation, Matsui, Novomatic and Angel Cards are also participating in the event.

      TCS John Huxley has also appointed Dennis Korthouwer as business development manager, Europe. Based in Austria, he will be responsible for sales in various areas across Europe, including the Netherlands, Denmark and the Czech Republic, Korthouwer started in the casino industry with Holland Casinos in 2000.

*   GPI added another major operator to its long list of RFID chips customers worldwide when it recently supplied new chips embedded with 125Khz transponders to Grosvenor’s new G Casino in Manchester, UK. Manufactured by GPI at its Bourgogne et Grasset plant in France, the RFID chips are from the new hugely successful S2 range of hard plastic compound, high quality injection moulded chips.
     “Our S2 line offers greater possibilities in terms of edge and rim inserts and central décor while maintaining the same quality our products have been renowned for and at a very cost effective price”, said Lionel Cazalis, GPI’s areas sales manager in charge of UK accounts.
      Christophe Leparoux, manager of international sales and marketing at GPI, said: “After major supplies of RFID chips in Asia, South Africa, continental Europe and the US, we are extremely pleased to provide this technology for the first time in the UK. ”