SHFL entertainment to Debut Several New Innovations at 2013 Global Gaming Expo Asia
LAS VEGAS, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SHFL entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SHFL) ("SHFL" or the "Company") will display a wide range of new and proven product offerings during the 2013 Global Gaming Expo Asia ("G2E Asia") at the Venetian Macau, May 21-23, 2013. Product demonstrations will be available at booth #801.
"In addition to showcasing our tried-and-true products that have been proven successes in the Asian markets, we will be unveiling several innovative new offerings at G2E Asia this year," said Gavin Isaacs, Chief Executive Officer of SHFL. "As gaming in Asia continues to grow, we look forward to demonstrating our continuing commitment to our Asian customers with a compelling line-up of market-relevant products. Additionally, our expanding regional offices in Macau, the Philippines, and Singapore, along with our new content studio in China, underscore our long-term focus in the region."
SHFL's exhibit will feature products from four product categories – slot machines, electronic table systems, utility products, and proprietary table games.
SHFL will feature 16 slot titles at G2E Asia this year, further showcasing its diverse portfolio of exciting content and highlighting its growing success in the international marketplace.
Continuing to build on the phenomenal success of the Duo Fu Duo Cai progressive jackpot link launched at G2E Asia 2012, SHFL will display the third game in the series, Diamond Eternity, which joins proven performers, 88 Fortunes and 5 Treasures. The exclusive All Up design offers players higher rewards for higher bets using gold symbols. Catering to VIP gaming rooms, 88 Fortunes VIP, a standalone progressive version of the popular game, will also add to the excitement at SHFL's booth.
Bringing a commanding visual presence to the floor, The Flintstones slot will make its Asian debut at the show. This three-level linked progressive theme with a suite of 3 exciting base games offers entertaining, interactive bonus features and attractive jackpot prizes. Every element of the game has been meticulously crafted to take players into the world of the iconic American cartoon.
Fans of stacked symbol games will enjoy SHFL's new Block Pays games. First unveiled in Australia in March, Block Pays games offer prizes up to 250 times the bet. 'Blocks' are created in patterns anywhere on the reels, which means no more wasted stacks for players. The Block Pays line will feature Hero and Mixteca in their first Macau appearance.
The Company's newest e-Table innovation, TableMaster FUSION, will make its debut at G2E Asia. Featuring a high definition display, widescreen player terminals with touchscreen betting, enhanced illumination, multiple side bets, a modern and attractive design, and support for multiple game offerings, TableMaster FUSION is a significant update to its long-standing, successful predecessor.
SHFL will also display SHFL FUSION Hybrid (formerly Rapid), which features a live dealer with user-friendly, 22" widescreen electronic betting terminals.
Rounding out SHFL's e-Table offering are SHFL FUSION Virtual (formerly Vegas Star), a fully electronic offering that allows players to switch between roulette, sic bo, baccarat, and craps from the same terminal; i-Table Roulette; i-Table Blackjack; and i-Table Three Card Poker. i-Table Blackjack and i-Table Three Card Poker are available with a simplified Chinese language option, a bill validator, and a printer for all cash-outs. Additionally, both i-Tables can interface with operator's Slot Accounting System ("SAS") to provide financial information and produce tickets.
Debuting at the International Casino Exhibition in London earlier this year, SHFL will showcase its latest utility innovation to the Asian markets. The new ChipStar roulette chip-sorting machine features state-of-the-art technology to deliver an exceptionally smooth, efficient, and accurate chip sorting process.
The cutting-edge DeckMate 2 poker room shuffler will also be a highlighted utility product at G2E Asia, offering a myriad of exciting features, including: a shuffle time of 22 seconds, an innovative new shuffling method, an on-board timer, and a remote touchscreen display.
Other utility offerings include the MD3 baccarat and blackjack shuffler; the one2six single and multi-deck continuous shuffler; the i-Deal shuffler for single-deck specialty games; the i-Shoe Auto optical card-reading shoe for baccarat and blackjack; the 24" double-sided LCD i-Score baccarat viewer; and the Deck Checker card verification system.
Proprietary Table Games
The Company's hottest specialty table game, the House Money blackjack side bet, will make its G2E Asia debut this year. Global Gaming Business' 2012 "Best Table Game Product" has been described as an ordinary side bet with an extraordinary twist that enables players to add all or part of their side bet winnings to their standard blackjack wager. Players enjoy the unique level of control over their side bet and operators receive the benefit of a higher hold percentage.
Big Raise Stud Poker, one of SHFL's newest table game titles, will also be shown at G2E Asia. Big Raise Stud Poker is a five-card poker game where the player's three cards are combined with two community cards to make a five-card poker hand and a player can win with a pair of 6s or better. A 3 Card Bonus side bet wager is featured with the game and wins if the player's three cards make a pair or better, regardless of the player choosing to play or fold.
Progressive versions of Crazy 4 Poker, Mississippi Stud, and Big Raise Stud Poker will be running on SHFL's next generation Nexus Command progressive hardware, which combines an intuitive dealer interface with electronic chip sensors embedded in the table to allow players to potentially win fixed prizes or a continuously incrementing progressive jackpot. The Company's network-based Game Manager 2 progressive management software works in conjunction with Nexus Command to enable multi-level jackpots and fully configurable multiple reserve pools.
Completing SHFL's table games display is Free Bet Blackjack, which allows players to double down and split for free.
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About SHFL entertainment, Inc.
SHFL entertainment, Inc. is a leading global gaming supplier committed to making gaming more fun for players and more profitable for operators through product innovation, and superior quality and service. The Company operates in legalized gaming markets across the globe and provides state-of-the-art, value-add products in five distinct categories: Utility products, which include automatic card shufflers and roulette chip sorters; Proprietary Table Games, which includes live games, side bets and progressives; Electronic Table Systems, which include various e-Table game platforms; Electronic Gaming Machines, which include video slot machines; and newly introduced iGaming, which features online versions of SHFL's table games, social gaming, and mobile applications. The Company is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index. Information about the Company and its products can be found on the Internet at www.SHFL.com, or on Facebook and Twitter.
Forward Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements within the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements included in this release other than statements that are purely historical are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation: our anticipation that all of our products and game titles will be accepted in all of our markets, will be commercially successful and will be received and in-demand by casinos and their customers; our expectation that our existing products and game titles will continue to be successful and products and titles that are built around such products and game titles will have similar success; our strategy and ability to continue to focus on the Asian market; our ability to continue to innovate and to exploit our technology, brands, and intellectual property across all of our product lines; our expectation that our products will perform as they are designed to do and to and will meet our profitability, performance and innovation expectations. Our beliefs, expectations, forecasts, objectives, anticipations, intentions and strategies regarding the future, including without limitation those concerning expected operating results, revenues and earnings are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from results contemplated by the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: unexpected changes in the market and economic conditions and reduced demand for or increased competition with SHFL's products; our inability to accurately gauge the commercial appeal of our products or our unanticipated inability to accomplish our innovation objectives or; increased infringement on SHFL's intellectual property or proprietary brands or claims of SHFL's infringement of other's intellectual property that would limit SHFL's ability to market or sell its products in a region or jurisdiction; unanticipated changes in the laws, rules or regulations governing gaming and the regulation of gaming in all markets.
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