Over half of our business is in the international marketplace, and our European customers are important constituents of our business. With our recently established Gibraltar and Alderney operations, we are also delighted to demonstrate our suite of iGaming products for the European online marketplace," added Isaacs.
SHFL will feature its suite of specialty table games available for online play, which includes Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold'em,Casino War,Fortune Pai Gow Poker,Mississippi Stud,Let It Ride,Four Card Poker,Crazy 4 Poker, Raise It Up,Six Card Poker and blackjack with Bet the Set, Royal Match, and King's Bounty side bets. Using thin-client, elastic cloud technology, SHFL's state-of-the-art online platform and its iGaming products are designed to fit seamlessly into a variety of online operations.
The company will highlight the advanced capabilities of its HTML5-based mobile games, spotlighting the high quality and compelling nature of the game content.
SHFL will also introduce its first game for the social casino, Mississippi Stud, at ICE. Its social casino games are designed to enhance an operator's free-to-play ecosystem by promoting synergies between the land-based and online environments, such as encouraging new user sign-ups and integrating casino rewards points.
The firm will unveil its new ChipStar roulette chip-sorting machine at ICE. The company's newest utility innovation will feature the latest technology to deliver an exceptionally smooth, efficient, and accurate chip sorting process.
Debuting at G2E 2012 in October, the DeckMate 2 card shuffler will be a highlighted utility product for SHFL at ICE. This state-of-the-art poker shuffler offers significant performance and security improvements over its predecessor, the DeckMate, which has been a staple in the poker market for over 10 years. The DeckMate 2 boasts a shuffle time of 22 seconds, which is twice as fast as the original, and increases game security and integrity through built-in optical card recognition. Both wear on cards and the need for frequent shuffler maintenance are reduced due to an innovative new shuffling method. Other exciting features include an on-board timer, which allows operators to call the "clock", and a remote touchscreen display with an intuitive user interface for card verification.
Other utility offerings highlighted at the show include the MD3 baccarat and blackjack shuffler; the one2six single and multi-deck continuous shuffler; the i-Deal shuffler for single-deck specialty games; the i-Shoe Auto optical card-reading shoe for baccarat and blackjack; the 24" double-sided LCD i-Score baccarat viewer; the i-Verify LCD touch-screen for "house way" games; the Deck Checker card verification system; and the Easy Chipper D chip sorter.
Specialty games and progressive technology
Global Gaming Business voted SHFL's new House Money side bet as the "Best Table Game Product" in 2012. In House Money side bet for blackjack, the player's first two cards must be a straight, pair, straight flush, or Ace-King suited to win the bet, but the winning doesn't necessarily stop there. All or part of the player's side bet winnings may be added to their standard wager and play continues like a traditional game of blackjack. House Money has been described as an ordinary side bet with an intriguing twist, which provides players with a new level of excitement and operators with a higher hold percentage. The House Money side bet is also available for baccarat.
It will debut a progressive version of Big Raise Stud Poker, a five-card poker game where the player's three cards are combined with two community cards to make a five-card poker hand and a player can win with a pair of 6s or better. A 3 Card Bonus side bet wager is featured with the game and wins if the player's three cards make a pair or better, regardless of the player choosing to play or fold.
Other progressive titles that will be shown at ICE include: Mississippi Stud, Ultimate Texas Hold'em, and Crazy 4 Poker. All progressives will be running on SHFL's next generation Nexus Command progressive hardware, which combines an intuitive dealer interface with electronic chip sensors embedded in the table to allow players to place an optional jackpot wager to potentially win fixed prizes or a continuously incrementing progressive jackpot.
The Nexus Command hardware is compatible with the company's Operator Wide Area Progressive (OWAP) technology, which provides casino operators with the ability to offer linked progressive jackpots across multiple properties, leading to faster incrementing and more frequent jackpots.
The company will display Rapid Fusion from its Rapid line, which combines a live dealer with a touchscreen betting interface, resulting in enhanced game security and increased productivity for casino operators. Rapid Fusion allows for concurrent play of four games at the same time (e.g. two baccarat, one sic bo, one roulette or three roulette, one baccarat). The user-friendly, 22" widescreen interface features tabs, which show table status, countdown, wagers, and results from each game, and allow for fast switching between games.
i-Table Roulette and i-Table Blackjack will also be on display at ICE, which are both now available with additional language options.
SHFL will have 7 slot titles on display this year, further showcasing its deep portfolio of content and highlighting its growing success in the international marketplace.
Debuting at the Australasian Gaming Expo in August 2012 and given its strong reception at G2E 2012, The Flintstones will be prominently displayed at ICE. This three-level, low-denomination standalone progressive features a suite of exciting base games and attractive jackpot prizes along with the exciting "mini-reel" feature trigger.
SHFL's slot machine lineup will also feature: 88 Fortunes, 5 Treasures, Tiger Power, Chomp, Cape Fortune, and Oink. All of the titles offer unique features like new mathematical models, new jackpot triggers and new themes.