asinolink Enterprise Edition 3.0 is the latest version of Progressive’s innovative suite of gaming management system products that support every facet of a gaming operation including proprietary bonusing and progressive modules as well as consolidation of the management of slot machines, table games, server based gaming, account wagering, marketing and cage functions into one fully integrated system.
Built on the Microsoft.NET Framework, it uses Microsoft’s business intelligence solutions, including Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, to create leading-edge analytic capabilities that provide management and end users with all of the tools needed to analyze and mine the wealth of data collected by the various systems throughout the casino.
Casinolink Enterprise Edition 3.0 effectively monitors membership and player tracking to validate identification, facilitates player rewards enrollment, analyzes player performance, automates reporting and helps ensure responsible gaming.
In addition to its player management features, it also offers complete cage control functionality that supports multiple currencies, seamlessly integrates with RFID Chip Inventory Systems, controls credit levels, monitors foreign exchange and performs banking functions.
Progressive will also be introducing a new high speed Player Interface Module in the first half of 2008 with high resolution LCD graphics and advanced multi-media capabilities designed to support GSA’s advanced protocols.
Russel McMeekin, President and CEO of Progressive Gaming, commented, " Enterprise Edition 3.0 provides operators with an unparalleled, integrated casino management system that employs leading-edge technology to manage all aspects of a gaming floor on an individualized and highly scaleable platform.”
”Progressive has evolved our Casinolink system in order to provide innovative technology solutions that seamlessly serve as the essential connections between casino operators and their customers. We expect that the new functionality and benefits derived by our casino customers from Casinolink Enterprise Edition 3.0 will stimulate an upgrade cycle for our current installed base while also helping to grow what is the industry’s largest systems presence outside of the U.S."
"In the casino industry, differentiation is critical to stand out and compete, making advanced business intelligence tools a must," said Sandra Andrews, US industry solutions director for lodging, gaming & entertainment, Microsoft. "Utilizing Microsoft’s business intelligence technologies, Progressive Gaming’s Casinolink provides the industry with an integrated gaming and player management solution with access to the right information that employees need to turn insight into action - and ultimately drive business success and guest satisfaction."
In addition to the benefits operators derive from the system’s robust information analysis capabilities, Casinolink Enterprise Edition 3.0 also enhances the player’s experience by delivering a full suite of custom branded and prepackaged Jackpot and Mystery progressives.
Operators enjoy the simplicity of basic, intermediate, advanced and enterprise mystery jackpot tiers while players enjoy a wide variety of new progressive mystery jackpot innovations including Countdown Mystery, Scheduled Mystery, Happy Hour Bonus and the Acres-Fiore premium game enhancements featuring the Win Proximity Meter that adds a new level of anticipation for players when jackpot awards are close to being hit.
McMeekin added, "Our CJS mystery and progressive system has already established a strong track record for providing a high return for our casino customers that have deployed it to date. This new innovative mystery progressive feature that we developed with the team from Acres-Fiore will lead to an even higher level of entertainment experience for players and help to further grow the market penetration of CJS."
John Acres, CEO of Acres-Fiore, commented, "I’m excited to work with the power of Casinolink Enterprise Edition 3.0 and look forward to creating some great products that run on the system."
Armin Karu, Chairman of the Management Board of Olympic Entertainment Group, added, "Casinolink provides us with a fully integrated system that has quickly become an integral aspect of our ability to manage each of our 116 casinos throughout Central Europe and the Baltic Region. Olympic Entertainment utilizes the full features of this robust system and we look forward to adding the additional functionality of Casinolink 3.0, which we expect will help us to continue to improve the overall experience of our customers."
Players can enjoy this jackpot and bonus excitement more seamlessly through the convenience of the Cashless Wallet function that allows for account wagering by which customers transfer credits to/from a machine with a standard magnetic-strip player card.
Franco Malvestio, Gaming Director of Casino di Venezia, said, "Casino di Venezia is proudly one of Europe’s first cashless casinos thanks to Progressive’s Cashless Wallet technology. Our customers value the convenience and security of wagering though an account based system and the enhanced customer management capabilities and resulting personnel efficiencies create a seamless and efficient gaming experience for both us and our customers."
Casinolink 3.0 Enterprise Edition includes an all-inclusive suite of functions from which casino operators will license features on a per use basis.