Poland’s Major Casino Group places the winning bet on MEI
MEI is pleased to announce that Orbis Casino Group in Poland now specifies MEI Cashflow SC83 note validators for all future slots machine purchases. This decision was made by senior management after a value-added trial (VAT) at the company’s most important casino in Poland. The Cashflow SC has raised expectations for note validators across the globe, and the VAT process allows operators to trial Cashflow SC risk-free against its current note validator.
The Director of Slot Operations at Orbis Casino, Marcin Arasniewicz, agreed to participate in a VAT. During the VAT process, a side-by-side trial was performed between MEI Cashflow SC83 and the latest competitive note validators. Orbis Casino was happy to announce its decision to choose MEI: “The performance of the Cashflow SC83 note validator was excellent through the entire VAT process. We have absolutely no problems with this product, and the first time acceptance rate surpasses any comparable product. Thus, it was our pleasure to inform MEI at the 2009 Surexpo trade show of our decision to specify Cashflow SC83 on all future slot purchases,” said Mr. Arasniewicz.
Ms. Sandra Kabiljagić, Orbis Casino CEO, adds, “Investment in modern equipment and latest global technologies is now one of our priorities. Our purpose is not only to evoke genuine emotions at table games or slot machines. It is also to provide our guests with unforgettable moments of performances, banquets and other forms of entertainment taking place in our casinos. The banknote reader is the entry point for our players to the slot machine – the Cashflow SC improves the player experience, therefore increasing our profitability. We need to have the best technology to ensure our company is successful.”
Mark Greenawalt, MEI’s Vice President for Retail and Gaming EMEA, is pleased to add Poland to the list of countries specifying MEI Cashflow SC. “MEI is honoured to have our products selected as default by the Orbis Casino group. We would like to thank Marcin and his team for their time and commitment to this trial. The note validator performed well through the entire trial, and Orbis Casino is an excellent reference for this,” said Greenawalt.
Orbis Casino has over 20 years of experience in the Polish gaming market and runs nine casinos and four slot halls in major Polish cities, employing approximately 800 staff. The casinos are located in Warsaw, Sopot, Cracow, Katowice, Poznań, Łódź, Szczecin and Bydgoszcz. The casinos, apart from the one in Łódź, are located in prestigious hotel chains in major cities in Poland. Orbis Casino offers 203 slot machines in its four slots arcades in Gdańsk, Łódź, Poznań and Płock.
Today, MEI systems are relied upon for more than 2 billion transactions per week in over 100 countries. The company developed the first electronic coin mechanism in the 1960s followed by the first electronic non-contact bill acceptor, and more recently the vending management system. Today MEI has the largest worldwide installed base of unattended payment mechanisms. In 2007, MEI reached a milestone of selling more than four million bill acceptors and five million coin mechanisms worldwide. Its products are in widespread use in the vending, soft drink, gaming, amusement, transportation, retail, and kiosk markets. For more information on MEI and its products, visit www.meigroup.com or call 1-800-345-8215 in US (please refer to our website for various international telephone numbers).