huffle Master highlighted 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.
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.
A blackjack variant where players receive two blackjack hands and have the opportunity "switch" the order of their cards in order to make their best possible blackjack hand, Blackjack Switch also includes a Super Match side bet that rewards players if their first four cards contain a pair or better. Shuffle Master recently became the game's exclusive distributor outside of the United Kingdom, and offers the game with a progressive.
By combining a traditional craps table and live dice with up to 18 touch-screen betting terminals, Rapid Craps improves game productivity and security by automating many of the game's elements which make it costly to operate. Players place their wagers on individual touch screens, and once all wagers have been placed, the dice are thrown and any winning bets are resolved instantly.
"IGE is an important exhibition for our company, as it gives us an excellent opportunity to share our latest innovations with our customers and receive their valuable feedback," comment Ing. Ernst Blaha, President of Shuffle Master's European subsidiary CARD. "Our 2010 product-line up is no exception, where we will be displaying several products that can help Europe's operators save operating expenses while maximizing the revenue on their floors."
During the exhibition, the company also accentuated its 12-Point Pledge commitment to working with its customers to provide customized product solutions that meet individual property needs.
"We look forward to exhibiting at the upcoming International Gaming Expo," stated Timothy J. Parrott, Shuffle Master's Chief Executive Officer. "As the worldwide gaming industry continues to feel the impact of the global recession, our flexible product and service solutions help our customers maximize their gaming floors, and we are committed to working side by side with them to help them better address the daily operational challenges they face."