he major change to the 2011 Awards was the inclusion of the Singapore market mix, which has a much broader table game appeal to players than the Macau monoculture of Baccarat. In addition, there is also a strong acceptance of slots and multi-terminal games by players in this region, creating new opportunities for suppliers serving these casinos.
The TCS John Huxley winning product, Omni Baccarat Display, can be seen across Asia in many of the mega casinos that have opened over the last couple of years, with nearly 1000 units currently operating. Table-side baccarat displays are vital for Asian players who often bet according to perceived patterns in results.
They also act as unofficial advertising boards, informing players some distance away at another table if some 'lucky' patterns are emerging. The displays, therefore, need to do simple things well. They need to be easy to read, robust, reliable, and easy to install and service. TCS John Huxley 'S Omni Baccarat Display fulfils these functions extremely well, according to the judges. It can display two languages at a time and comes pre-loaded with a variety of 'skins' for the graphics. It also has an easy to use colour coded pad for table staff to input results.
The judges are all senior executives in the regional casino industry with detailed practical knowledge on what it takes to create successful products in the high-revenue, high-energy Asia-Pacific region. The criteria for the award was that chosen product should have provided an outstanding contribution to the development of the Asian casino table gaming industry in the last year, the TCS John Huxley Omni Baccarat Display is a clear winner in this regard.