his innovative functionality will interface with IGT’s sbX tournament concepts and was on display in IGT’s booth at the Global Gaming Expo that finished yesterday in Las Vegas.
"Within a short time of receiving IGT’s sbX interface specifications, we were able to completely integrate our Slot Tournament Management System (STMS) application adding robust tournament management features to IGT’s tournament concepts," said Strategy9’s Chief Executive Officer, Andrew White. "The integration was so easy, it allowed us additional time to focus on new product development. Our automated tournament management solution will make it easier for operators to organize tournament events, as well as making the tournament registration process far more convenient for the player."
IGT plans to utilize the STMS integration with head-to-head and real-time tournament concepts that are in development to enhance scoring and ranking, and to award calculations.
IGT’s sbX solution provides "plug and play" capabilities needed for third-party developers to deliver their applications to the market. This gives operators more choices and flexibility when it comes to offering players compelling reasons to visit their properties.
"By providing access to our system to innovative third-party developers, we’re able to give casino operators more choices that meet their business objectives," said Rich Schneider, IGT Executive VP of Product Strategy.
"The integration of Strategy9’s proven STMS application is a great example of how we’re committed to working with third-party developers to bring innovation to market. This type of cooperative spirit helps open up the industry to new technologies that otherwise would not be possible."
Schneider added, "We look forward to working with the Strategy9 team and other third parties to deliver compelling technologies using sbX, our Experience Management solution."