he firm said that 2012 was a year of growth and integration and that 2013 promises to be another very exciting year. DRGT’s Systems in Progress (SiP) was renamed DRGT Systems to reflect the excellent synergies gained. DRGT Peru was established and already boasts a team of 20 dedicated staff. The number of slot machines connected worldwide to DRGT systems has grown from 8,000 to over 20,000. In Peru alone over 50 separate casinos connected to DRGT during 2012.
DRGT is and remains an independent systems company – where systems remain in the forefront. Thus, DRGT can connect with all slots – no matter the age or manufacturer. This means that operators do not need to renounce upon favourite, older reel-based slots when introducing a system.
DRGT works serverless. This greatly simplifies the daily operation of systems. All the data is fed to the operator from each individually connected slot machine. No expensive servers are required, no IT staff are required. This reduces the cost barrier dramatically for systems – opening up systems to a great new part of the gaming market.
DRGT offers complete systems solutions – with complete flexibility. Accounting, cashless, jackpots, bonusing, player tracking, tournaments – all these are examples of the world of opportunities embedded in the drSMIB. All products are classified in such a way for people to understand immediately what each product refers to. The ‘DR’ is used as standard for all products – for example, drAccounting, drBonusing, drCashless, drJackpots, drPlayer Tracking, etc.
drScreen is an open, friendly marketing tool, with which operators can directly communicate with each and every individual player. Player attention is naturally on the regular screen – and drScreen makes use of exactly that. Thus, operators can use the slot screen to inform, entertain or even reward the individual player. Players no longer need to look at a small display. drScreen offers promotion and bonusing possibilities according to the player card level - thus allowing for perfectly targeted marketing. These marketing or informational messages can be configured and shown individually to players directly on drScreen. Further possibilities include the promotion of events, jackpots, etc. All machines can be connected – all can be operated cashless.
DRGT can integrate their systems on all slots. For example, all machines can be connected to cashless. Referring to ticketing - should older machines not contain the technology or components for ticket reading / printing; DRGT then provides a complete package to update such machines to this cashless technology. Should there be no physical room to integrate a ticket printer in the slot machine – no problem – DRGT links it in a side box at the machine (called naturally drSide Box). Cashless play by card is available whereby all the information that used to be on a small screen can be shown on the entire gaming monitor thanks to drScreen. DRGT even offers a further solution – payment via an iButton (drButton) whereby all the player account information is stored on the iButton. This is the simplest and most cost-effective way to introduce cashless gaming on the slots floor – an exclusive DRGT solution.
The DRGT technology naturally covers the whole gaming floor as drTable and drCage link the live tables and cage into the systems technology.
Jurgen De Munck, founder and CEO, stretches out a warm welcome to visitors to the forthcoming ICE, saying, “The ICE is the perfect international platform to inform the global gaming market of the unique benefits we offer. Our systems are flexible, modular, cost-effective, run on all slots and are naturally serverless. We are looking forward to seeing our customers and cordially invite visitors to come by and learn more about how we can help you. We are here for you”.
The entire team of DRGT is looking forward to greeting visitors to their stand S8-130, including Jurgen De Munck (CEO), Michiel van Dam (COO), Georg Steiner (Senior Business Development Director), Joost van Egeraat (Sales Director EMEA), César Vásquez (General Manager – DRGT Peru), Jean-Michel de Busscher (Director of Operations – DRGT Belgium), Christian Eder (Director of Operations – DRGT Systems Austria) and Franz Lechner (R&D Director).