LAS VEGAS, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC) a leading provider of casino currency and table game equipment worldwide, announced today that it will present the latest developments in security and RFID casino products at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 16 – 19.
GPI believes that the best security utilizes a combination of security options at different levels, from simple handling characteristics to visible and non-visible technology that is integrated into the product. At G2E, GPI will be showcasing the latest advancements in security technology for its casino currency products. With the broadest range of design styles and sizes in its currency products lines, along with the widest range of security technologies, GPI offers an unlimited number of feature combinations that casinos can choose to secure their casino currency.
GPI's continual innovation in the field of RFID technologies helps blaze the trail for casino enterprises to operate with greater efficiency, greater security, enhanced precision, and expanded possibilities.
To augment its existing line of RFID products, GPI recently acquired the ability to develop, manufacture and distribute additional high-frequency RFID products and systems worldwide. This enables GPI to combine RFID applications for both 125 KHz (low) and 13.56 MHz (high) frequencies to add improved functionality, security and communications with a range of casino management systems.
GPI's new Chip Inventory System (CIS) utilizes RFID technology to track the location and status of all RFID chips throughout the casino from the cage to the gaming floor. The CIS enables real-time monitoring of inventory and instant validation of chip amounts and serial numbers, which streamlines chip management processes and increases accuracy of cash outs. CIS can be implemented as a standalone system or can interface with existing table and cage applications.
Brand-new products further enhance GPI's RFID product suite. New RFID chip trays, available in single- and dual-tray options, provide real-time counting of chips and movement with detailed tracking of chip tray activities (everything from 'lid-up' to 'locked' and more) and a design that fits seamlessly within any standard gaming table. As rugged as it is advanced, this chip tray technology comes equipped with up to five security sensors for enhanced monitoring and is available in a variety of sizes (10, 12, 14 and 15 tubes).
Innovation goes mobile with GPI's new portable chip reader. Convenient to transport and deploy, the durable portable reader can authenticate batches of up to 400 chips instantly. This cost-effective device puts the power of security and tracking right in operators' hands -- and gives them the flexibility to take it anywhere on property for immediate insight.
Along with its popular core products, such as gaming tables, casino currency, precision dice, playing cards, table layouts and accessories, GPI will also display the latest in:
- RFIDPoker which was developed to improve accuracy and increase the speed of various actions on the poker table
- Progressive Poker which links poker tables throughout the casino and offers incrementing progressive jackpots that can be won on any RFIDPoker table.
- eReady™ Tables which are designed and build especially to accommodate the electronic equipment on gaming tables
- Roulette and Baccarat reader displays which are customizable and display all relevant statistics of the game in real-time
- Themed casino products that help extend casino marketing efforts all the way to the gaming table utilizing customized chips, table layouts and dice.
"This is an exciting time for GPI as we expand both our presence and our suite of products throughout the world," commented Greg Gronau, President and CEO of GPI. "As always, our R&D team has been focused on bringing innovative new products to market and we look forward to showcasing the newest developments in RFID and chip security at G2E."
GPI manufactures and supplies casino table games and equipment to licensed casinos worldwide. Under the brand names of Paulson®, Bourgogne et Grasset® and Bud Jones®, GPI provides casino currency such as chips, plaques and jetons; gaming furniture and accessories; table layouts; playing cards; dice; and roulette wheels. GPI pioneered the use of security features such as RFID technology in casino chips and provides RFID solutions including chips, readers and displays. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, GPI also has offices Beaune, France; San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico; Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Gulfport, Mississippi. For additional information, please visit www.gpigaming.com.
SOURCE Gaming Partners International Corporation