rom slot cabinets and platforms to tournament systems, mobile media applications and bill validators, this year’s nominations were chock-full of new and innovative technologies that are making a difference in gaming operations. The winning companies and their products are, in alphabetical order:
Bally: Cash Spin with Interactive Reels, Command Center.
Casino Data Imaging: iGuide Wayfinder Plus, Casino iGuide Mobile Media Applications.
JCM Global: iVIZION.
Multimedia Games: TournEvent.
Strategy9: Slot Tournament Management System.
WMS: Bluebird xD, Ultra Hit Progressive.
Casino Enterprise Management Publisher Peter Mead said, “This year’s awards truly show how hard this industry is working. The advancements in technology are amazingly impressive. Thank you to everyone who contributed to another year of great gaming innovation.”
A panel of expert judges was assembled and tasked with combing nomination materials to decide the top 10. These judges were: Buddy Frank, VP of Slot Operations, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, Calif.; Chuck Hickey, VP of Slot Operations, Barona Resort & Casino, Lakeside, Calif.; Ralph Margolis, Director of Slot Operations, Mystic Lake Casino & Resort, Prior Lake, Minn.; Philip Trofibio, VP of Slot Operations, MotorCity Casino, Detroit, Mich; Michael Tomasello, Director of Slot Operations, Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas; and Paul Tjoumakaris, Senior VP of Gaming Operations, Seminole Gaming, Hollywood, Florida.
An in-depth article highlighting the winning products will be featured in the May 2010 issue of Casino Enterprise Management.