LAS VEGAS, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (NASDAQ: GPIC), a leading provider of casino currency and table game products worldwide, announced today that it will introduce several new products at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia exhibition being held May 20 – 22 at the Venetian Macao Convention Center. Product demonstrations will be available at Stand #547.
In keeping with the Company's focus on developing products and solutions that specifically address the needs of the Asia Pacific region, GPI will debut the following:
- 3-in-1 UV, a security taggant that remains invisible under standard UV wavelengths. Because it can be added to plastic injection-molded chip materials, it is easy to validate chips with a specialized tool when placed in stacks or racks. 3-in-1 UV also offers three levels of authentication, including a forensic verification using Scanning Electron Microscopy.
- SecuriFilm, a decal security film with a semi-transparent hologram-like effect that enables quick dealer authentication. A new overt security feature, SecuriFilm can be easily authenticated at the table and includes an additional covert feature enabling a higher level of back-of-house validation.
- Expanded J3 Design Options and Security Features, including the ability to add LaserTrack security pigment to each chip's edge spot inserts, making them easy to validate in stacks and racks. Additionally, LaserTrack can be added to the gold lace, a new option that is also available on plaques and jetons.
- Several European Plaque Enhancements, including Dragon's Eye and the new Ribbon design which is available with two different ribbon pattern widths. These new designs can also be enhanced with several new material patterns and colors, including four new Chameleon plaque materials that shift color when rotated, providing a stunning visual effect.
GPI Asia's Vice President of Sales Scott McCarthy commented that "Asia is such a dynamic market, and with a number of new large casinos slated to open over the next few years, it's not showing any signs of slowing down. Over the past year, our development team has been hard at work developing these new currency products that directly address the unique challenges our Asia customers face. The upcoming G2E Asia show is a great forum to meet with our customers and demonstrate these newest products alongside our full suite of table game products and RFID solutions."
Included in the RFID products GPI will highlight during the show will be its dual chip tray and plaque box that provide real-time information about all chip movement and inventory activities, reducing table downtime caused by manual rack counts and other time-consuming inventory accounting procedures. Also featured will be RFID Total Money Management (TMM), an innovative solution that streamlines table game cash and chip transactions to enable an increase in rounds per hour while providing increased currency security through instant authentication and validation. All RFID products will be demonstrated with GPI's Chip Inventory System that gives casinos the ability to track their RFID chips from the cage, fill-bank or vault to the floor. Able to be integrated with any casino management system, CIS provides casinos with a powerful, real-time inventory tool that can improve casino security and efficiency while providing valuable insight into daily operations.
McCarthy continued: "With our wide range of RFID products and solutions on display, and our unmatched casino currency portfolio, we look forward to G2E Asia and getting the industry's feedback on these products and on how we can continue to support their operations through future development."
About Gaming Partners International Corporation
GPIC manufactures and supplies casino table game equipment to licensed casinos worldwide. Under the brand names of Paulson®, Bourgogne et Grasset® and Bud Jones®, GPIC provides casino currency such as chips, plaques and jetons; gaming furniture and table accessories; table layouts; playing cards; dice; and roulette wheels. GPIC pioneered the use of security features such as radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology in casino currency and provides RFID solutions including RFID readers, software and displays. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, GPIC also has manufacturing facilities, warehouses and/or sales offices in Beaune, France; San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico; Atlantic City, New Jersey, Gulfport, Mississippi and Macau S.A.R., China. For additional information, please visit http://www.gpigaming.com.
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