Soprano stars to open Expo

Nov 13, 2007 5:21 AM

G2E has always been a launching pad for new slot games and this year is no exception. Opening the tradeshow will be actors James Gandolfini and Steve Schirripa from the hit HBO television series The Sopranos, which is featured as the theme of a new Aristocrat slot platform.

Gandolfini and Schirripa are two of G2E’s guests of honor and are scheduled to cut the ribbon to officially kick off G2E 2007 on November 13 at 11:15 a.m.

"This year we will be showing the casino floor of the future providing operators a complete gaming floor solution," said Aristocrat President Tim Parrott. "Our new games and game concepts on display this year demonstrate our commitment to providing casino operators with high-performing games that entertain players, systems that enhance operations and complete solutions for the future."

In addition to an array of new games and concepts, Aristocrat will unveil its new GENeration platform — GEN7, showcased in their new modern, environmentally responsibly designed Viridian cabinet.

"What we have on display demonstrates a migration path from the current proprietary form of gaming to what many believe to be the future of gaming in downloadable, server-based and ethernet floor applications " said Sean Evans, Senior Vice President Games and System Sales.

"Our new GEN7 platform will support new and innovative GEN7 games, proven performing MKVI games, as well as being designed as ”˜future ready’ for Server-Based gaming."

Leading the way is Aristocrat’s new 5-reel stepper, mystery-style linked progressive jackpot product, The Sopranos, based on the hit HBO television series. Engaging The Sopranos graphics feature in top box LCDs and branded signage completes this fully integrated package to create the ultimate player experience. Players will be constantly entertained by The Sopranos clips, music, animations, character images and graphics sequences.

Other innovative and award winning products on display are two of Aristocrat’s successful Hyperlink products, Jackpot Deluxe and Bank Buster, as well as the complete range of Double Standalone Progressives including Outback Jack, Cashman Tonight and Aristocrat’s new bonus bank and double standalone progressive, Banana King.

Also showing are a range of new and innovative product categories including Power Pay, Xtra Reel Power, Xtreme Mystery, and Aristocrat’s first ever multi-game multi-denom product package, Player’s World.

Aristocrat will be demonstrating the power of Server Centric Gaming with major initiatives ranging from downloadable solutions to thin client Server-Based Gaming. Aristocrat’s downloadable solution, DL Technology utilizes G2S standards for game distribution solutions through the ATI/Bally Joint Venture product, the Download and Configuration Manager. This initiative combines the field proven solutions from both companies to provide a powerful floor management system.