etStone has seen a progressive increase in enquiries by casino operators and managers both during tradeshows and over the course of 2009. As casinos look to reduce costs but ensure a continuous roll out of games to meet customer demand, Server Based Gaming is now seen as a key solution.
“From well developed markets like the US, to rapidly evolving markets like both Latin and South America, Server Based Gaming is the common denominator,” said Marzia Turrini, Head of Business Development, BetStone. “What was once a hesitation is now becoming demand as operators and managers fully understand the ease of implementation of Server Based Gaming technology.”
From key tradeshows like G2E and SAGSE and the up coming IGE 2010 in London, BetStone has seen the following trends emerge: Acceleration in the understanding of Server Based Gaming adoption; Casino operators are no longer viewing this technology in a conservative way, but want the best technological fit.
Another trend noticed by BetStone is that developing markets leapfrogging rivals. Through the adoption of technologies like Server Based Gaming, developing markets have closed the technology gap between them and well established gaming markets to offer customers the next generation of leading edge games and controlling costs
Finally, the legalisation evolution: this technology adoption and implementation is being accelerated through progressive legislation which is broadening what casinos can offer to consumers
“In many ways, Server Based Gaming is the right technology at the right time,” said Turrini. “The gaming market is seeing seismic changes spurred on by the global recession and casinos want a solution that will enable them to remain competitive and cost effective. For them, Server Based Gaming provides a clear and easy way to implement and manage solution.”
BetStone gaming machines provides the operator access to extensive game libraries and casino management tools as well as connecting to legacy systems via SAS. The company has years of experience in helping operators globally understand the ease of setting up and maximising this infrastructure’s potential in the gaming market. Setting up BetStone’s Server Based Gaming platform is as simple as installing an office email system.
Once installed, casino operators can access BetStone’s Server Based Gaming library globally, with over 90 games on its current platform ranging from Class II and Class III games, VLT, Video Poker, Bingo and Table Games, as well as regional specific content.