n partnership with Ameristar, IGT has now completed testing and validation of the entire order and installation process for the industry’s first G2S game management solution. "We were impressed with the professionalism and flexibility of both IGT and the Missouri Gaming Commission during our recent sbX(TM) Tier One Package installation," said Bob Forister, Vice President of Casino Operations at Ameristar Casino St. Charles.
"We are pleased to work side by side with IGT and Missouri Gaming on this pilot. Thanks to their high level of preparedness, the entire install process ran very smoothly. We’ve now been live with the system on our floor for a few weeks, and are already seeing some of the benefits this technology delivers."
As part of the Tier One Package, sbX Floor Manager is live on 62 AVP machines at Ameristar, including 40 G20 machines, 10 AVP TrimLine machines and 12 G MLD machines, featuring IGT’s patented Multi-Layer Display technology on REELdepth games. The property has more than 50 game themes to choose from in the IGT Game Library, which is included in the Tier One Package.
"The success we’re seeing with the Ameristar pilot installation is proof that IGT is leading the industry in bringing server-based gaming to market," said Javier Saenz, Vice President of Network Systems Product Management and Marketing. "We are meeting the call for partial server-based floor solutions that don’t require major infrastructure investments. No other manufacturer has reached this level of success with server-based initiatives."
The sbX Tier One Package combines sbX Floor Manager with the power and flexibility of IGT’s new AVP machine models and access to the IGT game library. In tandem with the IGT game library, sbX Floor Manager revolutionizes the game theme conversion process by allowing operators to change and configure games in real time with no machine downtime - driving customer loyalty and decreasing associated operational costs.
The IGT game library is the industry’s largest GSA-compliant library. New themes will be added to the game library each month and will be delivered as part of the Tier One package.