he launch of Crystal.net, its latest development for casino management floor network, was one of the highlights of the show. Robust, adaptable to future technology, and focused on both the operator and the player, Crystal.net builds upon the Ethernet technology and know-how developed in Crystal Web, making it fully interoperable with server-based open networks. With its powerful multimedia capabilities, Crystal.net enhances the playing experience and makes each Galaxis bonusing solution more appealing than ever. At the IGE show ATRONIC demonstrated Crystal.net’s unique, open networking potential, server-based bridging capabilities and player tracking features.
Visitors entered a new dimension of linked gaming with Stargate SG-1, a multi-bonus progressive link based on the blockbuster movie and popular TV series. Offering five bonuses and four progressive levels, it is available on the new double screen e² Slant cabinet, and features an eye-catching merchandising package that will draw players into another galaxy.
The firm furthermore presented a wide range of new core games for both, the e² and Harmony cabinet families. The new games offer unique and innovative features such as “Wild Stays Until it Pays” and “Surrounding Wilds”. Also on show was the exceptional Deal or No Deal – What’s your deal, inviting players to spin a 12-section wheel that could land on one of three exciting Case bonus triggers.
On the cabinet side, Atronic presented its wide portfolio of upright and slant top cabinets including the state-of-the-art e2 Slant dual screen cabinet providing maximum player comfort and adaptable technology. IGE 2009 marked also the launch of Atronic’s brand new e-sense cabinet, available exclusively for the Eastern European market with a selected game library and offering a dual screen cabinet with proven content at a competitive price. Atronic furthermore presented the new dual screen Harmony² casino cabinet and the easy upgrade from the traditional single screen Harmony cabinet.
Tree of Riches was a preview to its Community Bonus Series providing players with the joy of shared wins. A mystery trigger starts the Tree of Riches bonus round where players choose interactive bird characters to help them shake the tree and win big. Golden bills offer additional bonus rounds with even higher prizes.
It also showcased Fishing for Jackpots, a five level progressive jackpot link presented on the popular e² cabinet. It includes two exciting interactive bonus features: Fishing for Jackpots Bonus and the Red Envelope Bonus. Visitors to the Atronic booth saw the launch of Cascading Cash, its new mystery jackpot concept where all active players have the chance to share in the win. Also on show was the award-winning, Asian themed Dragonboat, offering a new tournament concept with exciting graphics and story line based on the traditional Chinese dragon boat races.
Atronic’s Systems Division showcased the highly successful chip cash smart card solution as well as the new qpon cash ticketing solution, demonstrating its leading position as cashless solutions provider. Additionally, the state-of-the-art table display DisplayMaster livens up the atmosphere around table pits by providing game information and history as well as the ability to run multi-media shows and ticker messages.
Also unveiled at IGE was the new Star|CAGE CreditManagement application allowing casinos to grant credits to players for payments by cheques or bank cards by managing various parameters of the credit profiles such as credit limits, extensions, credit validity period, available credit, and more.
Visitors were invited to come and see how the comprehensive Galaxis family of Bonusing solutions can create player excitement on the floor. Those solutions offer a wide variety of Progressive and Mystery Jackpots supporting a comprehensive range of different machine types and manufactures. The bonusing solutions include a special type of Carded Mystery Jackpots which gives the operator the possibility to offer Mystery Jackpots to special groups in the casino, for example high rollers or members of their players club. These player groups can be identified either by chip cash smart cards or by using magnetic stripe cards.
A special area of the booth was dedicated to the presentation of games on various platforms such as on AWP machines, mobile gaming devices, UK B3 terminals and more. The firm has a huge library of over 250 market proven, globally appealing games which can be easily adapted to different market needs and platform requirements. Successful projects with partners in the e-gaming, mobile gaming and AWP industries have been realized with several more underway.