January 2010

2010 News ReleasesPosted by Solidicon Tue, January 12, 2010 10:40:53


11 January 2010 (Stockholm, Sweden) – A major update to its brings the instant portfolio to 53 innovative games. The total portfolio including download, instant and 3rd party content is now well over 300 games. This latest update adds 3 new slots, a new video poker game, American Roulette and Showdown poker, 2 new instant win games, new scratch cards and a brilliant new virtual horse racing Game. Mindful of growing Eastern European markets, the update also adds support for Bulgarian, now 13 languages in all.

“2009 was a busy year. With all of our new collaborations and partnerships, we launched quite a collection of new games,” said Dominic Mansour, GTECH G2 Head of Casino. “Our own Games Studio team has more incredible products in development for 2010 and, thanks to the flexibility of our advanced back-end systems, we’ll continue to aggregate games from other sources to maintain a comprehensive collection of innovative products.”

Slots players, in particular, have an insatiable appetite for new and better games. GTECH G2’s three new instant-play slots -- and – capture players’ imaginations with popular themes and extend their playing time with free games and bonus rounds.

The new virtual horse racing game is perhaps the most innovative of all the new games now available to licensees. The first in a series of Track Day games, is a fixed odds single player horse racing game that incorporates stunning movie clips. Players can place Win, Place, Show Quinella and Exacta wagers and then watch a video animation of the race.

“Virtual Derby is developed by SOLIDICON and has been integrated into GTECH G2’s aggregated product line-up alongside games developed by our internal games development teams as well as other developers,” said Henrik Fagerlund, GTECH G2 Head of Instant Game Development.

The next major update to both the Instant Game and Download Game products will be at the end of January. New games will be showcased at IGE in London.

GTECH G2 combines the software development and customer management expertise of Boss Media, Finsoft, Dynamite Idea and St Minver and operates the International Poker Network and International Bingo Network.

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November 2009

2009 News ReleasesPosted by Solidicon Tue, November 24, 2009 11:44:50

Norwich Bulletin
Posted Nov 13, 2009 @ 11:34 PM

Mohegan, Conn. — .Mohegan Sun has installed 12 new horse-racing slot machines near the entrance of its Race Book, or off-track betting room.

Produced by IGT, the machines are called Triple Towers Virtual Horse Racing and feature a 56-inch LCD monitor showing virtual racetrack action.

For $3 per game players are able to make six racing bets including win, place, show, and exacta. “Triple Towers Virtual Horse Racing speaks volumes on how innovative the industry has become and we are excited to be the first facility on the East Coast to bring racing to our guests,” Vice President of Slots Frank Neborsky, said in a press release

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November 2009

2009 News ReleasesPosted by Solidicon Tue, November 24, 2009 11:32:51

November 3, 2009 - INDIO, CA – And they’re off! Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is the first of two California casinos to install the brand new 10-seat “Triple Towers” virtual horse racing game by IGT. The game utilizes the latest technology with cutting edge 3-D graphics and dynamic camera angles. In its first two weeks since being installed, the game has already become a favorite with customers. At many times during the day, all 10 seats are filled. “It gives you the feeling like you’re really at the races,” says Lou Crecenzo, Vice President of Casino Operations at Fantasy Springs. “I saw the prototype two years ago at the Las Vegas gaming show and just knew this would be a fun game that people could interact with.” Each player has an individual screen in front of him or her. From this screen, the player can customize just about everything about how he or she plays the game – the amount of the wager, the length of time he or she has to place a bet, bonus jackpot amounts, even the horse and jockey names. Instead of making individual bets on a number of horses, players can choose the “quick pick” option that selects the ponies you say will come in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The action of this game takes place on a 57”-inch LCD screen placed in the middle of the 10 gaming spaces. The races are incredibly life-like. There’s an announcer taking you through every step of the race and you hear the pounding of the horses’ hooves beating for the finish line. For finishes too close to call, the game moves onto a “photo finish.” Camera flashes fill the screen and the finish line area enlarges so players can discern which horse took the prize.
Fantasy Springs was the first in the entire southern California area to feature two new Table Master “Bet to Set 21” and two “Ultimate Draw Poker” games which display virtual dealers. Offering flexibility in wagering amounts, these games are perfect for the occasional bettor, or for the high roller. Players sit at one of five stations and are dealt virtual cards by an attractive male or female virtual dealer, in essence combining the latest interactive technology with the camaraderie of live table games.

Casino management says more and more games are being developed with the latest technology. “Even if the technology is not apparent to the customer, it’s there in some form or another,” says Ken Reed, Director of Table Games at Fantasy Springs. “That technology works for the customer, helping to develop special customized offers or discounts within the resort.”

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert, featuring 25 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine. Offering 2,000 of the hottest slots, world-class table games, entertainment, hotel, dining and golf at Eagle Falls, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community. Fantasy Springs is conveniently located right off Interstate 10 only minutes from Palm Springs and the Palm Springs International Airport. Fantasy Springs is a privately operated business of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians.

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