he ICE is European premiere gaming show featuring hundreds of exhibitors and over 25,000 attendees including casino owners, operators, investors and analysts.
Octavian International's presence at the 2008 ICE focused on the company's expertise in integrating its state-of-the-art systems and games with existing systems and hardware from a wide range of partners, to create cost- effective and highly efficient casino, AWP and lottery operations.
Following a highly successful international launch at the G2E Las Vegas, the new Octavian GateManager and Octavian CashManager casino systems was shown for the first time at the ICE show.
The new systems include a built-in software bridge to Octavian's ACP (Accounting, Control, Progressives) slots management system. This effectively creates a total end-to-end table and slots management solution for the modern casino.
A live replication of the full casino system included a reception area, a pit/table and cage functionality, with a number of laptops connected as management stations. Slot machines are connected via a My ACP system along with a black jack table with a card swipe facility to demonstrate player-tracking capabilities.
Continuing with the integration theme, two IGT machines demonstrated the built-in EZ Pay integration capability of the Octavian My ACP system, which make setting up and managing TITO (ticket in, ticket out) easier than ever before. IGT and Octavian recently signed a non-exclusive three-year contract under which Octavian will distribute the EZ Pay solution throughout mainland Europe and the CIS.
Other hardware on display were Octavian's own 'white label' flat-pack EGM and games kit, the Maverick 1000, and cabinets from PacificNet's Take1 Technologies for the European AWP and Asian Bingo markets.