n addition, a range of displays were selected - Omni Baccarat and e-FX for Roulette, new Chipper Champ 2 chip sorting machines and Mk 7 Roulette wheels.
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino recently opened its HRH Tower - an all-suite tower located at the south end of the famous property. Forming part of a us$ 750 million expansion programme due for completion in the Spring of this year, the total project creates 860 new guest rooms, as well as adding approximately 5,574 sqm of meeting and convention space and more than 3,716 sqm of casino space.
The new expansion provided Hard Rock with the opportunity to ensure all equipment was co-ordinated throughout the casino floor as a lot of the existing tables date back to when the Casino originally opened in March of 1995. Over a period of time, some of the tables had been replaced, plus there were additions as well.
Renowned for producing the highest quality gaming equipment, TCS John Huxley and the Hard Rock Casino team were able to custom design the tables to accommodate all the latest technology Hard Rock required, such as Chipping machines, displays and Roulette wheels, as well as player tracking and other systems software the casino wished to incorporate.
The new tables reflect Hard Rock's unique styling, featuring a selection of contemporary finishes in matt black laminate, beautiful dark wood veneers and in some areas such as "Hell's Bells", textured armrests that imitate crocodile skin. For added drama, LED lighting was positioned under all armrests, controlled by dimmers to create the desired effect.
Mark Corso, TCS John Huxley Senior Business Development Manager worked closely with Jay Fletcher – Senior Director of Table Games and the Hard Rock team to incorporate a unique range of additional features. These included a built in toke box with its own storage area, on heavy duty slides with a drop slot on the top of the table for easy visible drop, safe storage and observable removal. Dealer foot rails on the back of the Blackjack style games, that enables dealers to rest or alternate resting feet while standing at the games. Each style table has its own "dealer step" that help dealers stand at a higher elevation if the table seems too low for their comfort level. The tables also incorporates a built in storage area at the bottom of the table for easy access and storage. Drink cup holders built directly into the armrest, assures a designated area for drinks and alleviates a great deal of drink spills and all the problems they create.
Jay Fletcher commented: "We set out to create a functional work station that was comfortable for both our players and our dealers. In addition, the tables had to fit the unique styling that is synonymous with the Hard Rock. TCS John Huxley fulfilled the brief perfectly, always willing to contribute to the project and work with us to ensure the end results were up to Hard Rock standards. The whole process was a seamless and pleasurable experience."