he new purpose built casino will be open 24 hours per day, 364 days of the year offering a notable number of games including 40 gaming tables featuring classic games such as American Roulette, Blackjack, Punto Banco as well as 100 electronic betting terminals offering a variety of casino games. The casino also has the largest and newest collection of slot machines in the UK – 150 slots in total, which exceeds the current maximum of 20 elsewhere in the country.
TCS John Huxley was chosen as a key supplier for this prestigious project, supplying all gaming tables: 25 poker tables, 24 card tables, 12 American Roulette tables, 1 Dice table, 1 Money wheel and table and 1 Double-ended MultiPLAY table. In addition, there are 80 Novo Unity II TouchBet terminals featuring multi game selection of live Punto Banco, live Roulette, automated Roulette and automated Bingo. Concluding the product list, 12 CC2 chip sorting machines, 13 e-FX Elite double-sided displays, 13 Saturn Roulette wheels, 3 Omni Baccarat displays, all chips and accessories.
As with everything related to the project, the equipment had to be designed, manufactured and supplied in record time to ensure there were no delays. Meeting the time scales alone was a huge task, but added into this mix was all the logistical challenges presented due to the venue being located within the security cordon of the Olympic Village. Every delivery vehicle and person entering the site had to undergo the most stringent security checks. As a result of these restrictions, Aspers realised it would be much more beneficial to use one supplier to co-ordinate the whole logistics process.
TCS John Huxley were chosen as the preferred logistics supplier for all the gaming equipment and slots. This entailed all equipment from the gaming suppliers being collated in Stoke for a coordinated delivery process. The firm’s Stoke facility was also used as a hub for project planning, with all equipment and planning meetings taking place at the location.
Richard Smith, General Manager Aspers Westfield Stratford City comments, “We have been extremely impressed with the way TCS John Huxley approached this project. The attention to detail and meticulous planning across all levels of the team ensured the installation ran smoothly, on time and within budget. TCS John Huxley pulled out all the stops to ensure the whole project was a major success and the finished product looks stunning!”
David Heap, TCS John Huxley Group CEO, commented, “We are extremely honoured to be involved with this prestigious project. Not only is this a ‘first-of-its-kind’ showcase casino, it also indicates the confidence Richard Noble and the Aspers Management team had in the abilities of TCS John Huxley, to deliver and install the best equipment available on time and with no issues.”