Supplier Awards 2010 - Best Table Gaming Peripheral
The second installment of the annual awards.Sunday, 14 March 2010
- Supplier Awards 2010
- Winners List
- Best Standalone Electronic Game
- Best Linked Progressive Game
- Best Multi-Player Game
- Best Innovation in Electronic Games
- Best Electronic Gaming Peripheral — Bill Acceptor
- Best Electronic Gaming Peripheral — Printer
- Best Electronic Game Signage
- Best Table Gaming Essential
- Best Table Utility Product
- Best Table Gaming Peripheral
- Best Table Gaming Innovation
- Editor's Pick
Best Table Gaming Peripheral
Table peripherals include applications of sophisticated technology such as radio frequency identification (RFID) chips and plaques. They also include tableside displays that help players—especially Asian baccarat table players—follow one of their favourite pastimes: namely, trying to identify patterns in betting and outcomes.
|Gaming Partners International||Bourgogne & Grasset RFID plaques|
|Matsui||MG Eye-MB chip authenticator|
Winner: Gaming Partners International – Bourgogne & Grasset RFID plaques
Gaming Partners International (GPI) has been a key player in the development of the Macau gaming market, first supplying chips to the territory's former monopoly operator Dr Stanley Ho more than four decades ago.
GPI continues to dominate this key Asian market with its use of the latest RFID technology available with all the company's casino currencies. In June 2009, GPI announced it had won a US$2.7 million order to supply all the gaming plaques for the 550 tables at Melco Crown Entertainment's City of Dreams casino resort in Macau.
GPI's high-frequency RFID chips and plaques provide security against counterfeits, staff pilferage or errors, and are compatible with special player tracking hardware and software that allow for accurate tracking of play data from tables so casinos can follow player bets and accurately rate and reward players.
Honourable Mention: CSA Automated Baccarat Display
CSA Automated (Macau) Ltd is a leading systems integrator in Macau and a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Automated Systems Holdings Limited.
"The CSA Baccarat display is very easy to use. Any incorrect results can easily be rectified and changes to minimum bets or table differential can be easily input with the use of a keypad," stated one of the judges.
The CSA Baccarat display provides historical and predictive trends—an important feature for ethnic Chinese players, who tend to look for patterns in the results of each hand.
"The CSA Baccarat display is integral to our business in that it is a fundamental piece of equipment that baccarat players demand. Additionally, the display units are networked, making upload of advertising or promotional content easy. CSA also provide functionality that enables hand-rates to be recorded and extracted via an excel report," stated one of the judges.