he rollout was made possible through a November 2012 agreement between SHFL and SPIELO International USA. The firm, which has been licensed to provide VLTs, content and services to the New York State Division of Lottery since 2003, will be leasing the VLTs from SHFL and providing technical support for those products as part of a three-year agreement with SHFL, including options for two extensions of two years each.
By the time the rollout out is complete, which will take place over the next few weeks, SHFL will have installed 112 of its Equinox cabinets in five of the nine New York VLT facilities. The facilities include: Hamburg Casino at the Fairgrounds, Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack, Saratoga Casino and Raceway, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, and Resorts World Casino New York.
This initial rollout features three of SHFL's unique slot themes: Eureka Gold Mine, Chomp!, and Cats, Hats, and Bats.