Aristocrat Technologies enter Canadian VLT market; Bally Tech and Peermont deal; iGaming Asia Congress registration open

TAGs: Aristocrat, Bally Tech, iGaming Asia Congress

aristocrat technologiesAfter announcing only yesterday the expansion of its cabinets to European gaming floors, global gaming provider, Aristocrat Technologies, has today revealed its entry into the North American VLT market.

As what the company call “achieving yet another milestone in 2011”, Aristocrat have made a deal with the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) to supply VLTs with a suite of game content to the VLT network in the Canadian privince of Alberta.

COO of Aristocrat Americas, Seamus McGill, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for Aristocrat. We have been building momentum throughout 2011, and we are thrilled to be awarded this contract by Alberta in the Canadian lottery segment. This is another example of our continuing commitment to the North American market, and we are excited about expanding our business relationship with AGLC.”

The deal will also see the ability to supply additional games and software.


bally techGlobal slots provider, Bally Technologies, has also had something up its sleeve it’s been just dying to share. After showcasing its newest wares at the SAGSE Expo and Congress last week, today it announced the completion of a new enterprise-wide systems contact with casino licensee, Peermont Group, Africa. This means Bally will replace competitors’ systems at 10 casinos in South Africa and Botswana in 2012.

The installations include an array of Bally’s latest systems applications, including SDS for Windows and CMP casino-management systems. Peermont will also deploy Bally’s iVIEW Display Manager (DM) to provide what it calls “a unique experience at the gaming device to specific targeted players at select locations”.

Peermont Chief Operating Officer Leon Kok, said: “We know Bally Technologies’ systems will provide stability for our operations and better capabilities to service our valued guests. The solutions from Bally provide scalable, long-term value across our properties and a great foundation for the future.”

Bally’s SDS Windows solution will be connected live to more than 3,200 gaming machines across Peermont’s operations using some proper neat high-speed networking technology.


IGA ConferenceWe may have only just got into winter, but the hugely successful iGaming Asia Congress is already thinking about those warm Spring-time rays of sunshine, opening registration up today for its next event in March 2012 at Grand Hyatt, Macau.

The two-day conference, which prides itself as “the one and only conference and expo for the online gaming and sports betting industries in Asia”, will cover legal, market and operational issues for online gaming and sports betting in Asia.

What else will the event feature? According to a press release, the event will also include:

  • Essential updates on the latest opportunities in each jurisdiction.
  • A “Search & Social Media Marketing” day prior to the main conference giving participants an overview of the important social networks in Asia.
  • A comprehensive overview of the Asian market with regards to what is and is not possible.
  • Innovative ways to enter into Asia’s lucrative market through partnerships and differentiated product offerings.

IGA estimates that there will be plenty of industry figures around to chat to and network with, including CEOs, VPs, MDs and senior directors from global and regional gaming and sports book operators, to software providers and social and casual gaming companies. Have you planned your trip already?


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