link to the webcast and a copy of the presentation will be available in the “For Investors” section of the company’s website at www.shufflemaster.com. In keeping with the firm’s emphasis on providing its customers with value-added products that drive profitability while reducing operating expenditures, Shuffle Master will highlight several new products including the following:
i-Table for specialty games. As Shuffle Master's newest Electronic Table System offering, the i-Table for specialty games expands the i-Table platform with a single-deck game version that utilizes the Company’s i-Deal shuffler to deliver games like Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em.
By automating the betting and wager resolution process, the i-Table dramatically increases game security, accuracy and speed, resulting in a significant increase in rounds per hour while eliminating errors, a key advantage on proprietary table games that have paytables with high odds and complicated payouts.
i-Verify. An LCD touch screen display embedded into the table between the chip tray and the player betting positions, the i-Verify communicates with the i-Deal single deck specialty shuffler to instruct the dealer how to set his hand according to house procedures. This innovation eliminates a common dealing barrier to games like Pai Gow Poker because it eliminates the need for dealers to memorize complex house-way rules.
Dealer Bluff Six Card Poker. Featuring head-to-head play against the dealer and an optional bonus bet, Dealer Bluff Six Card Poker is the first table game to incorporate the card-reading capabilities of an automatic card shuffler into game play. Players and the dealer each receive six cards to make their best five-card poker hand, and when the dealer pulls his hand from the i-Deal shuffler, the shuffler reads his hand and makes a bet based on the strength of that hand which is reflected on an LCD display embedded in the table. If the dealer’s hand is good, he bets a large amount, and occasionally the dealer will bluff and slow-play.
New Table Master game titles. A five-station electronic table game, Shuffle Master’s Table Master platform will feature two new games: Fortune Pai Gow Poker and Mississippi Stud. Available with an optional progressive jackpot, Fortune Pai Gow Poker considers the best hand possible among a player’s seven cards, and players are eligible for Envy Bonuses when they make a Fortune wager of at least us$ 5. Mississippi Stud players receive two cards that are combined with three community cards to make a five card poker hand, and may bet up to 10 units on a single hand.
Vegas Star Roulette. With pays ranging from even money to 35 to 1, Vegas Star Roulette features a single result, a variety of betting options and can accommodate up to 32 individual player stations per game. Game play is conducted by an attractive video dealer who spins the ball and announces the result, and the main display includes game statistics and recent spin trends.
Electronic Gaming Machines. Highlighting popular stand-alone progressive titles like Deep Sea Dollars and Double Firecracker, the EGM product display will include the Jesters Reward progressive link and multiple stand-alone games including Lonesome George, a Galapagos-island themed game and Gold Country, a title centered around the gold rush.
“Our 2009 G2E product line-up includes the most extensive array of products we have ever displayed and demonstrates the strength of our research and development team,” commented Roger Snow, Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Corporate Product Group. “Dealer Bluff Six Card Poker and the i-Verify house-way verifier are excellent extensions of the card-reading capabilities of the i-Deal shuffler, and the innovations represented by our e-Table products should be well received by the show’s attendees.”
“This year’s Gaming Global Expo will be a significant event for Shuffle Master because in addition to emphasizing new developments in all of our product categories, we will introduce our new worldwide branding initiative that reaffirms our commitment to working closely with our customers to provide flexible product and service solutions,” stated Timothy J. Parrott, Shuffle Master’s CEO.
“We believe that Shuffle Master is at the forefront in recognizing and developing products that address daily operational challenges faced by casinos, and we look forward to working shoulder to shoulder with our customers to help them maximize their gaming floors,” he concluded.