Newest bells and whistles to be debuted

Sep 10, 2002 1:04 AM

   The gaming industry's latest innovations and new products from slot machines and security products to table games and bingo products will be unveiled at the Global Gaming Expo New Product Showcase, sponsored by JCM American Corp., Sept. 17-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

   “There is a constant stream of upgrades and advances in gaming technology,’’ said Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, which organizes G2E with trade show partner Reed Exhibitions. “The G2E New Product Showcase is the perfect place for both industry insiders and regulatory officials to see what is new and available in the gaming industry.”

   The companies and new products featured in the New Product Showcase include:

   ”¡ Ardent Gaming: Easy Money-Provides casino operators a method in which they can offer a true “choice of play” to their casino guest without having to replace slot machines on the casino floor or force the players to use ticket vouchers.

   ”¡ Bling Bling: Bling 2000-A new game that resembles the traditional craps table, but adds several new and enticing bets, wagers and player participation options.

   ”¡ The Boss Media Group-A leading supplier of turnkey solutions for gaming operations on digital media devices. Customers are offered a fully customized client-server system, an integrated payment set up and the maintenance and administration services necessary for the daily operation of an interactive gaming system.

   ”¡ CI Innovations, Inc.: CI-5 Lighting System-A new lighting system for the casino gaming market.

   ”¡ Distinction In Design Theme Signage-A custom sign design and manufacturing company specializing in illuminated interior casino signage.

   ”¡ Glenview Systems, Inc.: The Attendant Automatic Hopper Fill Solution-Offers an easy, economical and efficient solution for this bothersome, but unavoidable, task.

   ”¡ IGames Entertainment, Inc.: The PROTECTOR-A slot security device that achieves permanent protection against theft.

   ”¡ JCM American Corp.: ICB Intelligent Cash Box-A system that dramatically reduces time and labor costs by tracking itself from slot machine to the back-end system.

   ”¡ JCM American Corp.: Sentry-A smart entry bezel is an icon based diagnostic tool for bill validators that provides useful information to slot technicians.

   ”¡ Lawson Software: Business Solutions for Gaming-A software managing tool for growth and profitability.

   ”¡ Octavian International Ltd.: Dream Games System-A system that can stand alone or be linked to a server for the creation of jackpots, centralized online reporting and control.

   ”¡ Prime Technology Systems: APX-Alternative Payment exchange-A solution to providing guests with a fast and convenient way to exchange bar-coded slot tickets, electronic funds transfer, electronic funds carrier, or smart card payment methods for cash with the optional ability to check and redeem player club points.

   ”¡ Prophet Systems Innovations: Interactive Kiosk System”¦ Strappit, Inc.: $traPPit hook A security device designed specifically to hang on the hopper of the slot machine. The $traPPit hook will then hold any handbag or shopping bag straps securely while the player is playing the slot.

   ”¡ Tiemann-Parker, Inc.: Casino Cash Carrier-Patented as an anti-theft device the Casino Cash Carrier allows slot players to keep their coins and personal items safe and secured while roaming about the casino hands free.

   ”¡ Vision Gaming and Technology: Pot O' Gold-The makers of the famous Pot O' Gold Slot Machines have new management, an updated attractive look in their cabinets, legendary stability with their bullet-proof platform, and new games that are sure to be huge winners for the operators.

   ”¡ WMS Gaming: 3RV slot machines-These offer the five-reel video game design principles that WMS gaming is famous for, while incorporating the best features of stepper slots. Available soon in nine themes.

   ”¡ Wing Design: The Slot Table-Take the excitement of a slot machine, add a live dealer and up to five players and you get   The Slot Table.

   ”¡ Wing Design: Slot-Sweepstakes!-This revolutionary system dispenses Slot-Sweepstakes! Tickets directly from your slot machine.

   All products can been seen at G2E in the New Product Showcase located in booth #2639 or you can preview them, online, at

   The second annual G2E has more than 600 exhibitors participating this year and also is offering more than 100 conference sessions on cutting-edge issues in the gaming industry.