onami Gaming’s new KX 43 video slot cabinet, leading 4K resolution game library, and mobile systems solutions were a key interest at the National Indian Gaming Association’s 34th Annual Tradeshow & Convention last week in San Diego.
Over the course of the two-day event, more than 6,000 tribal leaders and gaming professionals had the chance to experience Konami’s largest mix of KX 43 game options shown to date, including several original linked progressive series and brand extensions like Chili Chili Fire Boosted Wins & Wilds. Also, Konami’s Synkros was operating live for on-the-spot demos of the latest tools and features, including award-winning mobile products such as SynkConnect and Synkdot.
Guests also enjoyed access to top-anticipated titles across the Concerto collection, including Thunder Arrow, Star Watch Jungle, Treasure Ball, and a limited release Dragon’s Law SeleXion multi-game pack for its big-screen Opus cabinet. In addition, Konami’s Synkros casino management system was operating live for on-the-spot demos of its award-winning mobile solutions and more.
This year’s event marked the release of the company’s all-new KX 43 slot cabinet, delivering a uniquely ‘Konami’ experience across its 43-inch 4K Ultra HD display with a robust debut game library, and visitors experienced the largest lineup of KX 43 games shown to date. With a standard cabinet width, four-times the pixel depth of standard HD, and leading library of 4K-resolution game themes, KX 43 is designed as a trim-fit champion for any area of the floor. Its 43-inch, edge-lit portrait screen carries custom-programed graphic interaction with the LCD button panel, which is inlaid a relaxed slant top. KX 43 includes the core comforts and conveniences for today’s players, including USB charging port, dual cup holders, and dual classic bash buttons.
During NIGA 2019, KX 43 showcased a competitive lineup of launch titles covering everything from symbol-driven linked progressives to original jackpot bonuses. A variety of game themes were displayed, all developed in 4K Ultra HD for graphics that catch attention and celebrate wins with stunning excitement. This includes games from the new Reels Up series like Vegas Rise and Mayan Times, as well as Diamond-izer, Treasure Ball, and Konami’s popular Triple Sparkle series.
Reels Up is among the linked progressive launch series on Konami’s KX 43 machine. Games in the series feature Reels Up arrow symbol across all reels. These games span four original base game options: Vegas Rise, Mayan Times, Expanding Egypt, and Hong Kong Lights.
“From systems to slots, Konami delivered its newest and most promising developments to the 2019 Indian Gaming Show to share with some of the industry’s top representatives and professionals,” said Casey Whalen, Vice President, North American Game Sales. “Tribal operators were among our very first customers when Konami Gaming was founded, and we actively affirm the importance and influence of Indian Gaming in the way we choose to do business and develop new product.”
Konami’s big screen Opus machine was another key centerpiece of this year’s event. Following strong launch results for the cabinet’s debut Triple Sparkle series, Opus arrived to the 2019 Indian Gaming show with an array of games designed to deliver big entertainment value. Showcasing several new integrated jackpot games such as Hao Hun Lai, which is set for release this summer alongside Ba Fang Jin Bao, Dragon’s Law Rapid Fever, Dragon’s Law Boosted, and Chili Chili Fire Boosted Wins & Wilds, the Concerto Opus machine was also featuring 4K entertainment, but in a 65-inch format for super-sized enjoyment by players and pairs.
Konami’s SeleXion multi-game technology and Dragon’s Law series even come together for an entirely new Dragon’s Law Opus SeleXion pack in 4K Ultra HD. “Each slot cabinet in our Concerto collection—from the Opus to standard upright—demonstrates an outstanding depth and quality content for attendees to experience first-hand,” Whalen said. “This product line is responsible for the several of the industry’s most popular games nationwide and Konami will continue to innovate the Concerto library to serve properties’ needs.”
Leading product innovations for Konami’s Synkros casino management system were also available for guests to experience through a comprehensive demo environment. Two award-winning mobile solutions were featured: SynkConnect and Synkdot.
SynkConnect is Konami’s new “cardless” player tracking convenience, giving players a variety of secure methods to augment or replace a traditional player loyalty card at the EGM, including a personal mobile device, fob, room key, and more. Synkdot is a mobile-driven solution for real-time business analytics. In a single glance, it gives casino managers and executives a breakdown of the casino’s current status determined by backend performance indicators and metrics. Integrated voice technology by Theatro was also available for demo throughout show hours.