Following our initial success with DRAGON EGG
Never before has APEX Gaming had such a large amount of gaming solutions on display at the G2E in Las Vegas. Operators were introduced to innovative jackpot solutions, individual slots from the Pinnacle family, the EVO gaming platform, electronic roulette, iDROP Tito Table solutions for live gaming, live gaming tables, card shufflers and accessories.
The Jackpot Islands are already a well-known brand in the USA, with the initial Dragon Egg and Leonardo’s Code games bringing real alternatives to casinos. These games have brought pleasure to many players in North America. Operators were keen to learn about the new developments and were extremely excited. The latest solution – Clover Link – was also greeted with enthusiasm. Clover Link offers a total of four different games that have the additional feature of showing how the clovers (magnets or bricks) can be activated during the game. The beauty of this series of jackpot games is that it is available in a whole series of jackpot hardware configurations: The Big Island Edition (8 slots, 2 banks), Round Edition (4 slots, circular design) and the Wall Edition (which is flexible and expandable). Adding to this, operators can choose from a wide range of Pinnacle slots, including the Black Series, the 43” curved screen, Premium SL slant top with three-monitors, to name just a few. The four jackpots satisfy all types of jackpots at the same time: wide-area progressive that can be linked in the same or different locations.
The fact that Clover Link can simply be managed both for internal casino connections as well as Wide-Area is something that has been well received by operators as well as having the flexibility of many different island and wall-mount configurations.
The success story of iDROP continues and the latest additional to the family – the iDROPs – was the focus for many visitors to the stand. It can manage 250 bills (and tickets) at one time at a validation rate of up to 6 per second, making it ideal when players sit at a table with a large number of bills. It also provides the casino the option to use the iDROPs to exchange a large number of bills for one Tito ticket, meaning the game is not stopped for large buy in’s and hands per hour increases.
The electronic roulette solution from APEX gaming is also enjoying success in the USA. The APS – the APEX PLAYER STATION – is not only available as terminal-based or as complete solution, it offers four additional table games (Baccarat, Sic-Bo, Black Jack, Bingo) as well as APEX Slot Games. Another great advantage: it can be linked to up to four separate roulette wheels – both electronic and/or live.
The entire live gaming range was also on display – including live gaming tables and a series of innovations, including the Ball and Dice Tester and the Roulette Wheel Leveller with a leveling base. Card shuffling plays a key role in casinos and here the Shuffle King 6 again made a strong impact as it can automatically shuffle up to six different decks of cards. The Shuffle King 2, which is the single deck option, was recently released to the North American market with its debut at the new Four Winds Property in South Bend Indiana with great success.
The focus was not just on the products, it was also on the team and the support given. Apogee Gaming is the distributor for APEX gaming in North America. Under the leadership of JL Drapeau, APEX provides professional service, being completely dedicated to its customers.
Kubilay Özer, Global Sales Director at APEX gaming, made the following comment on the APEX success at the G2E Las Vegas show, “We are used to being rushed off our feet at the ICE. Now we can say the same of the G2E show in Las Vegas. Our expectations were significantly exceeded. We are proving ourselves in the American gaming market by bringing innovations in many areas that are technically proven, a pleasure for the players and simple to operate. We take service very seriously and I’d like to thank JL and his team for their extra-special focus. I’d like to conclude by thanking everyone who came to see us. We are proud that you took the time. Once again we lived the show to our motto – taking gaming to the next level”.