n direct contrast to ‘trial in a box’ systems, Octavian EasyStart comes with full on-site consultancy and tailored set-up, includes powerful Business Intelligence tools, yet requires minimal investment in hardware and no upfront investment in system software. Instead, the casino operator pays a competitive flat-rate monthly fee per table or slot machine.
However, the first 10 operators signing up for the new system on each day of the show will benefit from a special launch offer, which provides the first 60 days of system usage free of charge.
Octavian EasyStart is a low-cost entry point to the fully automated version of the Octavian e2e GMS (Octavian End to End Gaming Management System). EasyStart users can upgrade if they wish, enabling operators to link all slot operations via a permanent online connection and add progressives, cashless and player tracking for slots as required.
Complementing this expanded core systems offering at G2E will be the latest editions of Octavian’s revolutionary self-assembly Maverick EGM and game kit, as well as the Octavian ExtraCash auto-payout mystery jackpot and games system.
The Maverick will be on show in two versions: the Maverick 1000, with Octavian’s Rebel and Renegade gaming platforms with Octavian and NextGen games, and the Maverick Novo Platinum, produced under an agreement with Novomatic and supplied with the Novomatic Coolfire I platform with Hot Spot Platinum games titles.
ExtraCash, Octavian’s auto-payout mini jackpot system, is another example of how the company integrates it systems, games and gaming technologies expertise to create revenue-generating opportunities for operators. It connects small or large groups of machines and displays into highly visible and motivating attractions on the gaming floor.
This highly flexible solution, available as a complete turnkey solution or as software only, can be extended still further with the addition of Tournament, a simple add-on that enables players using ExtraCash-connected machines to compete against each other and against the clock for additional prizes.
Octavian’s G2E stand will also provide a platform for the company’s newly formed OctaLotto division. OctaLotto, headed by the lottery veteran Mark Hutchinson, grew out of Las Vegas-based Gaming Solutions International (GSI), the lottery consulting and systems specialists that have been instrumental in successful national and regional lottery start-ups in the US and more than 20 countries worldwide.
Octavian’s OctaSupplies division, meanwhile, will also further emphasise its strong connections with the world’s gaming capital as they showcase Electronic Table Games (ETGs) from Las Vegas-based TableMAX.
Available in flexible configurations that maximise use of floor space, the TableMAX ETG enables multiple players to enjoy simulated versions of traditional casino card games (which can be easily adapted to suit local markets) while seated in comfort around a 50-inch plasma or LCD screen.
Alongside the TableMAX ETG, OctaSupplies will feature competitively priced cabinets from Take1 Technologies, which Octavian has supplied to European and Asian AWP and Bingo markets.
Octavian International will be present at stand 2210, G2E Las Vegas, Las Vegas Convention Centre, 18–20 November 2008.