Brand New DayNov 13, 2009
AGA’s multi-terminal products are marketed under G-STATIONS™ branding and include two modern variations on traditional dice games, Lucky Sick Bo™ and Shoot to Win Craps™. Also on display are simulated table game classics such as Dealer’s Angels Roulette™, Dealers Angels Baccarat™ and Dealer’s Angels Black Jack™.
Aruze will also be previewing its G-SYSTEMS™ at G2E. This is a new systems technology designed to revolutionise how currency and credits are moved between the player and the gaming floor.
LINK CRAPS is a group gaming product with a multi-level jackpot that utilises craps in the second screen. One player rolls the dice and that determines the outcome for all players.
“We’re very excited about that product. We think it has good base game appeal and it also utilises an obviously very popular table game,” says Mr Young.
“It will be going into the Philippines once it’s approved. We will definitely also put it in the Macau market and see how it goes.”
Rock ‘n’ roll
In pride of place at G2E will be Aruze’s new licensed entertainment product based on the legendary rock band Queen. Rock You Queen™ is a video slot featuring music and video clips that AGA describes as “the most intricate and ambitious graphics and animations package AGA has released to date”.
“We have been rolling it out since early November in Las Vegas,” says Kent Young.
“It will be in Asia, including Macau, by the end of this year. It’s a highly interactive low denomination video slot that uses actual music and sound clips from the real band. It has a highly animated top box and it’s got multiple bonusing within the product. We’ve had a lot of interest from the customers we’ve showed it to. That will really be a flagship product.
The Aruze difference
“I think Aruze’s core competencies that create our competitive advantage are as follows: we have excellent resources in terms of content and content development; we have key individuals very well versed in the gaming industry and what works; and we have the technology,” asserts Mr Young.
“I know every manufacturer says that, but I’ve been in the business over 20 years and I’ve worked for multiple manufacturers. Without question, Aruze’s technology, the Japanese engineering, allows the company to be set apart from its competitors.
“The technology is extremely effective and extremely resilient. The down time is minimal. It allows the display of content and player content in a very appropriate manner. The ability to convert cabinets from different games from stepper to video, is seamless. As far as service and support is concerned, the product very rarely breaks down. It’s amazing how resilient the product is.
“We’re very much focused on performance. We believe in cash box as the true measure of our product.”