etPlus is the largest gaming concessionaire operating in Italy’s AWP market, which is strictly controlled by the Italian Government’s AAMS (Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies) and its Comma6 regulations.
BetPlus will deploy the centralised Octavian Symphony VE (VLT Edition) system to link gaming machines at multiple AWP venues across Italy and meet the latest Comma6B requirements. Initially around 12,000 machines will be connected, but the highly scalable system offers virtually limitless scope to connect further sites and machines.
The Symphony VE system is the latest development of Octavian’s Symphony system, proven over many years to enable rapid roll-out and high-reliability management of wide-area gaming networks comprising tens of thousands of EGMs.
As well as providing flexible monitoring, accounting and reporting functions to control gaming machine operations, the Symphony VE system offers significant scope for business development through player tracking and wide-area multiple progressive jackpots. In addition, the system will enable BetPlus venues to offer Comma6B games from Octavian, as well as games from all the major games brands serving this market.
Commenting on the decision to select the Octavian system, Arturo Vespignani, COO of BetPlus, said: “With the introduction of Comma6B brought forward by the AAMS, we needed a systems provider with a proven track record in the rapid deployment and ongoing support of large-scale gaming management systems. Further, we needed strong knowledge of the European AWP market, and systems flexibility to enable the business to quickly adapt to future regulatory developments. Octavian’s Symphony VE system will allow us to meet these requirements and more in a fast-changing and very exciting market.”
Peter Moffitt, President of Octavian, added: “Having faced very strong competition from other major systems suppliers, we are delighted to have been selected by BetPlus, the leading operator in this market. The agreement is another systems landmark for Octavian and further strengthens our position in the Italian AWP market.”
The roll-out of the new Comma6B-compliant system is expected to take place over the next three to four months and the agreement between BetPlus and Octavian is for an initial period of 10 years. In parallel with the system deployment, Octavian is porting many of its highly successful Comma6A games titles (which regularly feature amongst the top 10 performing titles in this market) to Comma6B.