Novomatic takes centre stage at IGE 2010

Presenting a truly grand product presentation Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH (AGI), the wholly owned subsidiary of Novomatic AG, will welcome visitors of the IGE 2010 (International Gaming Exhibition) at London’s Earls Court from January 26-28th, 2010. The traditionally prominent Novomatic show presence will be boosted with a bigger than ever before product offering and enlarged floor space leaving no doubt about the company’s statement: “Novomatic leads, others follow.”

Technology leadership made tangible: A total of 168 gaming machines at booth number 3035 will provide a truly profound insight into Novomatic’s world of gaming. The international product presentation will encompass all areas of gaming: traditional slots, gripping jackpot installations, leading multiplayer implementations based on Indigo® NUII (Novo Unity™ II), Indigo® VLT, the new server based video lottery solution as well as Crown Technologies money changers. Integrated into Novomatic’s huge display for the first time in London will be a large section featuring the innovative AWP/LPM gaming products of the UK based subsidiary Astra Games Ltd for its UK domestic and selected international markets.

It is therefore without doubt that the Novomatic booth will maintain tradition by taking centre stage at the major European gaming event and unofficial New Year’s opening of the European gaming industry. Novomatic is once again sure to amaze the international show audience with an All Star show of firmly established favourites and brand new attractions for the latest thrills in gaming.

New brilliance in gaming

At IGE 2010 Novomatic will launch a new eye-catcher, a grand slant top that perfectly embodies the sparkling glamour of top class gaming entertainment as well as the shining spark of leading edge technology like no other: With the brand new Novostar® SL Novomatic will present every gaming floor’s shining star.

Available in three different modular versions the Novostar® SL caters to the entire range of modern gaming applications: Novostar® SL1 with one monitor for multiplayer installations and Novostar® SL2 with two monitors as well as Novostar® SL3, featuring three monitors, for classic video slot gaming. The triple monitor version offers an additional thrill for jackpot installations with the Powerlink™ display presenting up to four jackpot levels directly on the machine. Their distinctive characteristic and unique selling point is a sophisticated combination of leading technology, futuristic style and ergonomic design for a new brilliance in gaming. The attractive style is accentuated with brilliant, LED illuminated details that produce elegant shining effects and provoke high guest attention including top recognition value. The ergonomic design of the Novostar® SL cabinet series is further complemented by the innovative Flip Screen Feature (SL2 and SL3 – which allows the guest to flip his main screen from the bottom to the top monitor) and an extra start button built into the foot rest.

Superior, virtual surround sound with sub-woofer and active satellite speakers as well as high definition touchscreens round off the technical hardware equipment of the Novostar® SL cabinet range and guarantee a maximum impact gaming experience. The new Novostar® SL is compatible with various AGI gaming platforms and systems such as Coolfire™ II, the Indigo® VLT system and the Indigo® NU II multiplayer system.

New games – new thrills

The ever growing choice of multi-games for the highly popular Super-V+ Gaminator® range provides operators all over the world with an enormous variety of game mixes for their diverse regulatory requirements, local preferences and special target groups. At IGE Novomatic will launch a generation of brand new Coolfire™ II game releases such as Tiki Island™, a gaming adventure in Tiki style; Four Queens™, set in a Western saloon; the 40-line game Lions™; the underwater adventure White Shark™ and the vigorous treasure hunt Mariella™. Incorporated in a number of new Super-V+ Gaminator® multi-game mixes these games will add new gaming thrills for this internationally popular multi-game compendium.

Coolfire™ I+

With the new Ultimate™ 10A Novomatic will present a highly competitive multi-game offering on the new platform Coolfire™ I+. The Ultimate™ 10A multi-game mix is the first of a whole range of upcoming mixes that transfers popular Coolfire™ II gaming content to the international bestselling FV 623 Gaminator® cabinet – the Winner – for state-of-the art gaming content and a new entertainment experience for guests.

The Coolfire™ I+ platform was especially developed to perfectly optimize the capacities and performance of the internationally popular Gaminator® cabinet. A grand selection of internationally successful AGI gaming classics as well as new games will be available on Coolfire™ I+ offering enhanced graphics and improved usability for guests through features such as Multi-Denomination and multi-language options.

The multiplayer universe expands

Regular IGE visitors are already familiar with the comprehensive Novomatic multiplayer installations that traditionally cover large areas of the booth space. Also for 2010 Novomatic will showcase a large array of possible multiplayer settings featuring the Novo-Bar™ cabinet as well as the new Novostar® SL1. In one huge electronic live game installation based on Indigo® NUII, Novo TouchBet® Live-Roulette, Novo TouchBet® Live-Black Jack, Novo Multi-Roulette™ as well as Novo Flying Baccarat™ and the brand new Novo Flying 3-Card Poker™ will all be available in one multiplayer multi-game installation on a total of 32 individual player terminals.

Additionally the beautiful Novo TX-01 10-player live gaming table will feature both Novo Texas Hold’em Poker™ and the Roulette game Novo Wheel of Cash™. Live at IGE the Novomatic show team will demonstrate the easy switch from Poker to Roulette and back again, just as visitors desire, thus clearly proving the unique flexibility of this marvellous handcrafted table.

Server based gaming made with pride in Austria

A world premiere at the London show will be the presentation of Novomatic’s own server based video lottery solution for operators in selected international markets: Indigo® VLT.

Based on the high level architecture of the proprietary Indigo® VLT system this state-of-the-art solution provides operators with all the advantages of server based gaming in a highly secure environment:
  • Individual selection for customized multi-game offerings via centralized games management
  • Maximum flexibility
  • Online monitoring of the complete VLT installation in real-time (reporting of financial data and game events)
  • Optimized floor management via Floor Maps
  • Comprehensive jackpot module
  • Highly secure Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • User friendly configuration and maintenance
The Indigo® VLT system allows operators to create their own game mixes with the preferred choice of Indigo® VLT single games that ideally meet the preferences of their guests in every location.

The system is based on an architecture featuring one central site installation plus an infinite number of local site installations. Games management, central accounting, central RNG (Random Number Generator), jackpot management as well as audit & monitoring and the central reporting are centrally served via WAN. At the local sites the supervision of the cashdesks, safe ticketing, VLT management as well as local accounting and local reporting are administered via LAN. Thus the Indigo® VLT system is ideally suited for multiple-site operators.

At IGE 2010 AGI will present the top range of all-time AGI gaming classics that have been adapted for the new platform as well as ten brand new releases that have been especially developed for the launch of Indigo® VLT.

Classic favourites on Indigo® VLT:
Always Hot™ deluxe
American Poker II deluxe
American Roulette deluxe
Book of Ra™ deluxe
Dolphin’s Pearl™ deluxe
Lucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe
Power Stars™
Rapid Bingo™
Sharky™ deluxe
Sizzling Hot™ deluxe
Ultra Hot™ deluxe

New stars on Indigo® VLT:
Carmen’s Love™
Crimson Nights™
Lost Secrets™
O Fortuna™
On Yeti’s Trail™
Princess of Persia™
Rex™
Treasure Reef™
Wheels of Glory™

Jens Halle, Managing Director AGI, is full of anticipation for the London show: “Speaking in terms of permanent superlatives is something that everybody in the gaming industry does, when it comes to IGE in London – but I can assure you that the Novomatic booth will certainly hold some truly impressive gaming product innovations. Apart from a great range of brand new gripping game releases and multi-game mixes, our new slant top particularly is a product with a great wow-effect that our customers and their guests will surely appreciate. But also our new Indigo® VLT offering is a fully-developed and both technically and regulatory mature product for the respective markets.”

He continues: “2009 has been a challenging year for the entire gaming industry. AGI has however been able to take advantage of an exceptional record year 2008 and invested great energies and efforts into the development of innovative products that will provide new impetus and new possibilities for international gaming markets.”

In all, visitors to IGE should be prepared to be amazed and stimulated. It’s how the saying goes: Novomatic leads, others follow.”