Many exciting new products and innovations will be released at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo (G2E) held October 9-12 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas. This month, we spotlight the leading game technology companies and what they will be showcasing at G2E.
G2E Booth #1253
“I am extremely excited about the product lineup that the team is bringing to G2E this year. I believe it is the most compelling in AGS’ history and a testament to the investment we’ve made in our people and products over the last several years. From product innovation to the sales relationship to ongoing service, and even direct access to our leadership and executives, AGS is committed to delivering a superior 360-degree customer experience.” – David Lopez, President & CEO, AGS
At Global Gaming Expo 2023, AGS is pulling back the curtain on all three business divisions and showcasing its value to casino operators on every part of the floor. Given the expansion of its R&D team and number of studios across the globe in recent years, AGS’ focus on hiring top game development talent comes to fruition with this year’s product lineup.
In 2022, AGS debuted its new portrait upright cabinet, Spectra UR43™, which has solidified its position at the top of the Eilers & Krejcik Gaming charts for eight months straight since releasing to the public in January 2023. Riding on the success of its top-performing cabinet, AGS is unveiling its second cabinet from the Spectra™ family, Spectra UR49C™. Along with the new cabinet, AGS will display a robust library of unique titles available for Orion Curve™, Orion Curve™ Premium, Spectra UR43™, and Spectra UR49C™. The deep pipeline of games touts the talent of each R&D studio located around the world.
In table games, AGS will highlight multiple new features on its award-winning and industry-leading progressive product, Bonus Spin Xtreme™. Of those features is Bonus Spin Xtreme Power Up, which offers spin triggers for individual hands while still being able to link to traditional Bonus Spin Xtreme games. In addition, AGS will showcase new features on its single-deck shuffler, Pax S®, which has created an invaluable option for operators due to its high level of reliability and ease of use.
AGSi, AGS’ interactive division, has made strides in 2023 with its online real-money games. At G2E, the team will highlight its recently released persistence games with titles from the Ultimate Choice Jackpots® game family, stepper-style games converted from mid-high denomination land-based games such as Mega Diamond®, 8x Crystal Bells™, Gold Inferno® and plans to release its first online table game by the end of 2023.
AGS continues to deepen its portfolio backed by a growing team of top talent and its reputable one-of-a-kind company culture. At G2E 2023, AGS further cements its status as a preferred supplier for casino operators while also underscoring its ongoing commitment to be the industry’s best and easiest company to do business with.
G2E Booth #1133
“This year, we are pulling out all the stops – from a showstopper booth display to the contents inside. We will be showcasing the first six titles of our NFL Slots as well as a diverse portfolio that will exceed customer needs in the Class II and Class III markets. We are raising our game to new heights, including showcasing 100% new products on the show floor, demonstrating our dedication to the player and our industry-leading investment in innovation.” – Jon Hanlin, SVP Commercial Strategy Americas & EMEA, Aristocrat Gaming
Aristocrat Gaming will show a game-changing display of groundbreaking new content, cabinets, and 100% new game sale content. In addition to unveiling the first six games of NFL Slots, attendees will see a vast lineup of innovative hardware and content set to raise the bar in casino gameplay.
Four new cabinets with two new sign packages will be on display: King Max™, Marquis™, MidKnight X™, and MarsX™ Flex.
Premiering are the first games of the NFL Slot game collection, in six titles across form factors, segments, price points, and mechanics, each offering casino players the ability to play their favorite team. Class III titles include Super Bowl Jackpots™ on the King Max, Overtime Cash™ on the Marquis, and Super Bowl Link™ on the MarsX Portrait. Class II titles include Winning Drive™ on the Neptune™ Double, NFL Kickoff™ on the Relm XL™ 3 Reel, and Rings of Victory on the Relm XL 5 Reel.
Aristocrat Gaming will premiere several premium titles at the show including Buffalo Power Pays™, Tarzan® vs Wild™, Buffalo Ultimate Stampede™, Dollar Storm Mega Grand Link™, $1/2/3/5 Million Dollar Dragon Link™, Dollar Storm Mega Grand Link™, Golden Geisha™, Bank Buster™, and Tarzan Link™.
For the second consecutive year, Aristocrat Gaming will show 100% new for sale Class III products, including Aristocrat Legends Deluxe™, Bao Zhu Zhao Fu Blast™, Fu Dai Lian Lian Fusion™, and Whisker Wheels™; Aqua Dynasty™, Bigger Fu Cash Bats™, Crazy Chickens™, and Fortune Harmony Grand Spins™; Genie’s Wheel™ and Wonder 4 Revolution™; Bao Bao Riches™, Brazil Super Gold™, Buffalo and Friends™, and Ju Cai Jin Gui™; and Aristocrat Classics™.
All-new Class II games include Silver Dollar Shootout Wheel™; Buffalo Triple Boost™, Genie’s Magic Spins™, Mr. Money Bags® Makes A Mint™, Pop Pop Gold™, and The Hunt for the Secret Kingdom™; Dragon Money Drop™, Meatloaf’s Treasure Tails™, Scorchin Fortune™, and Triple Fortune Bowls™; and Braggin’ Dragon™, Grabbin Gold™, and Great Bandito Racoon on the Run™.
For the Washington Tribal Lottery System (TLS) market is a custom portfolio built specifically to complement a unique group of Class II products.
Eclipse Gaming Systems
G2E Booth #3040
“We are thrilled to end the year on a high note at G2E, as we celebrate our expansion into new markets like New Mexico, our growth in our existing markets, and positive game performance trends. At G2E, we’ll have a nice showcase of new game content designed to perform, including two spin-offs of classic Eclipse titles, a new Ways series, a new title in our Bandits Bounty™ Series, and the third title in our award-winning Cash Arcade Series, Duck Dollars. Most of the titles will debut for the first time at G2E, so there is a lot for our customers to experience.” – Laura Olson-Reyes, SVP of Marketing, Eclipse Gaming Systems
As a provider of Class II games to tribal casinos and select commercial casinos, Eclipse Gaming Systems will showcase an array of new game content for its Impact™ series of dual-screen and portrait slot cabinets. The company is confident that these engaging games will provide tribal casinos with additional revenue through increased player engagement.
Taking center stage will be Duck Dollars®, the third title in Eclipse Gaming’s successful Cash Arcade Series™, following the award-winning Big Shake Neon® and Big Shake Carnival® games. In this exciting feature-forward game, players can see the awards on screen as they chase Cannon symbols to fire cannons at targets and rubber ducks to win credits or mystery prizes, including multi-level progressives. Duck Dollars offers perceived skill entertainment, as players try their luck to hit the targets in this nostalgic carnival adventure.
Another G2E highlight for Eclipse Gaming will be Mermaid Multipliers Splash™, an enchanting game where shimmering waters and magical sea creatures await. A follow-on to the Eclipse classic game Mermaid Multipliers™, this evolved three-reel video slot features an enchanting mermaid, who upgrades symbols and awards random treasure with her siren song. Adding to the excitement are multiplier wilds, random credit awards, and random upgrade features for a game that offers big-win anticipation in the mermaid’s breathtaking underwater realm.
At Eclipse Gaming’s G2E booth, the company will also showcase an exciting spin-off of the Eclipse classic player-favorite game – Highway Hogs Pig Out™. Like the original Highway Hogs™, still popular on casino floors across the U.S., this game features Hammy Sammy, a motorcycle-riding pig with a penchant for playfulness. In addition to a multi-level progressive, Highway Hogs Pig Out awards random credit prizes and an anticipatory Piggy Sue’s Diner Pick Feature, where players touch slices of pie to win credit awards. This game promises to offer an adrenaline-fueled ride as players follow a charismatic pig on an epic journey.
G2E Booth #1150
“Everi has a long, successful history of supporting tribal gaming operators and remains committed to understanding their needs in this rapidly evolving industry. Our investments at G2E 2023 represent an opportunity to reinforce that we provide everything an operator or venue needs to enhance the patron experience. We will showcase several new, differentiated cabinets along with the expansion of our games and iGaming portfolio, plus the ability to offer industry-leading, integrated financial technology solutions across the casino floor and beyond.” – Randy Taylor, President & CEO, Everi Holdings
Everi’s strategic investment in new gaming cabinets and depth of content will be on display, aimed at enabling operators to generate higher returns on their investment and transform their players’ experiences. Everi will introduce several new cabinets at G2E including two new product category introductions.
Everi is leveraging its dominance in the stepper segment to deliver two different premium three-reel mechanical products – Dynasty Dynamic™ and Player Classic Reserve™. Dynasty Dynamic weaves together the classic feel of a three-reel mechanical game with the advanced technology and entertaining gameplay of a video cabinet. The cabinet’s brilliant Dynamic Glass™ technology overlays three mechanical reels to showcase thrilling gameplay elements. Dynasty Dynamic will launch with Smokin’ Hot Stuff Spin Frenzy™. Player Classic Reserve™ builds on the success of the Player Classic Signature™ with a sky-high design, stunning side-lighting, and an optional merchandising wall that amplifies light to create an immersive experience. Player Classic Reserve will launch with Casper Jackpot Wheel™.
Everi is also anticipated to release more than 40 unique for-sale themes in 2024 with more than half of them on display at G2E along with several new themes for its premium video products.
As a leading innovator and provider of trusted financial technology solutions that power venues, improve casino operational efficiencies, and fulfill regulatory compliance requirements, Everi’s core focus from a financial technology perspective remains on enhancing the patron experience and patron engagement – even beyond the casino floor. Everi’s financial technology solutions on display at G2E include a robust collection of integrated mobile-first applications that drive increased patron engagement for customers and venues in the casino, sports, entertainment, and hospitality industries.
The Everi Mobile App gives casino guests the power of self service and features the operator’s branding. Core functions of Everi Mobile include tie-ins to Everi’s CashClub Wallet® for cashless gaming, extensions of the operator’s loyalty program, property content management tools, and marketing opportunities.
Empowering tribal operators to successfully deliver on all aspects of the mobile ecosystem, CashClub Wallet is a digital wallet that elevates patron engagement with frictionless, omni-channel payments. Incorporating more funding sources than ever before, such as PayPal and Apple Pay, CashClub Wallet transforms the traditional cash approach into modern, seamless experiences for enhanced player journeys. Everi’s industry-leading cashless payments solutions drive additional volume while improving operational efficiencies and increasing patron engagement opportunities.
G2E Booth #1853
“At Gaming Arts, we are continuing to deliver games to the market that are not only fun for the gambler, with exciting bonuses and visually stunning graphics, but also paytables that provide wins that will bring the player back over and over again. We look forward to seeing some of our new themes, such as Deal or No Deal and Jungle Rising on casino floors soon and hope the players will love them as much as we do.” – Jean Venneman, COO, Gaming Arts
Gaming Arts will showcase several exciting products that will intrigue customers and players, including a new cabinet – the VertX Duo. This is a dual screen 32” cabinet with vibrant 4K graphics that has a similar look and feel to the company’s successful VertX Grand portrait cabinet.
Gaming Arts has a number of themes that will be available on it as well, such as Jungle Rising, Jackpot Sweep, Hoo’s Wild, as well as legacy titles like Cash Quest. Additionally, the company is debuting “Deal or No Deal” on its VertX Grand, based on the classic game show that has been a success for decades. Gaming Arts’ version of the game will entertain players with an exciting briefcase bonus and dynamic free games. They are also debuting Kung Fu Empress Dragon, the highly anticipated sequel to the award winning Kung Fu Empress.
G2E Booth #3659
“We look forward to welcoming our tribal gaming customers to IGT’s G2E booth in October. Our teams have worked diligently to create performance-focused games, cabinets and systems that will help our valued customers drive play, increase player loyalty and maximize the potential of IGT’s next-generation technologies and omnichannel content.” – Renato Ascoli, CEO, IGT
As a long-time trusted supplier to tribal casinos, IGT will present an exciting, performance-proven portfolio of gaming and PlayDigital solutions at G2E 2023. A focal point of IGT’s G2E stand will be its line-up of best-in-class premium games such as the chart-topping Mystery of the Lamp game and Regal Link game on the recently launched PeakCurve cabinet. With a C-curve 49” LCD screen and a modern 27” topper, IGT’s PeakCurve cabinet delivers pristine graphics, ergonomic design and supreme player comfort. In the wide area progressive (WAP) category, IGT will present new iterations of the most successful slot theme of all time with Wheel of Fortune Diamond Deluxe and Wheel of Fortune Big Money Week, and will highlight the attention-grabbing Cleopatra Grand game on IGT’s towering Peak65 cabinet.
Building the company’s momentum in core content, IGT will showcase new games for the PeakCurve and PeakDual cabinets including Magic Treasures, Samurai 888 Spin, Dragon of Fortune Evolution and the dazzling Kitty Glitter Grand game. From the stepper segment, show attendees will have a chance to preview the high-limit version of the DiamondRS cabinet with must-play games Double Diamond Deluxe and Triple Double Gold Doubloons. Catering to the needs of tribal casinos, IGT will also present a range of highly entertaining Washington Central Determination system games and Class II games that build on popular game themes and incorporate player-favorite mechanics on proven hardware. Class II games in IGT’s booth will include Double Chili Mania Respin, Magic Wishes, Medusa Queen of Stone Cash Eruption and more. IGT will also bring the thrill of slot tournaments to the G2E floor with daily in-booth tournaments on IGT’s newest TournXtreme title, Stinkin’ Rich Tournament.
As a leading B2B sports betting technology supplier in Indian Country, IGT PlaySports will present its comprehensive portfolio of award-winning sports betting hardware, software and services. Coming off the launch of the PeakBarTop with sports betting at a tribal casino in Wisconsin, IGT will present its Total Gaming software that includes video poker, slots, keno and sports betting content on a single cabinet and will complement IGT’s new video poker games Multipliers Rising Video Poker and Power Stacks Poker.
IGT will also present advancements to its award-winning IGT Advantage casino management system (CMS) via a cloud-based version of the CMS, the new FloorNet system architecture and the Resort Wallet and IGTPay cashless gaming solutions. G2E will also serve as the global debut for IGT’s all-new MESA 4K Electronic Table Games terminal that features a 4K, 27-inch display and is paired with highly versatile
G2E Booth #1256
“Konami is excited to deliver some of the industry’s most popular games and sought-after casino systems tools to the floor of G2E 2023, to support tribal gaming operators across diverse market sectors. With the continued performance of our game entertainment and success of our latest Synkros advancements, Konami’s focus is serving casinos with unique, results-driven products.” – Thomas A. Jingoli, EVP & COO, Konami Gaming
Casino games and systems developer Konami Gaming has planned a big lineup of casino games and systems technology for G2E 2023. Tribal gaming executives and professionals will have the chance to explore top-ranked entertainment and trusted technology at Konami’s booth. Never-before-seen slot series and hit releases will be showcased on the company’s award-winning Dimension cabinet line. A new machine form factor called Dimension 43×3 will mark its official industry debut, backed by proven stacked-screen slot content. In addition, leading Synkros casino systems technology including Konetic employee mobile app, Synkros Progressive Management, and a mix of web-based reporting tools will be displayed in customer demos throughout show hours.
Konami is growing an expansive range of entertainment across its proven Dimension cabinet line with some of the industry’s most popular slot series, such as Dragon’s Law Fortune – now ranked among the Top 25 Indexing Games – Core (Overall) – and Stuffed Coins – ranked in the Top 25 Indexing New Games – Core, Video Reel for six months. Games that have demonstrated exceptional player demand – like Fortune Mint, Dragon’s Law Fortune, Stuffed Coins, and All Aboard – are the catalyst for Konami’s G2E 2023 debut games such as Fortune Mint Trinity, Lucky Honeycomb Fortune, Unwooly Riches, and a high-denom, multi-game edition of All Aboard. By delivering more player-favorite, winning experiences, these games are positioned to help tribes continue to drive revenue and customer satisfaction. Additionally, this year’s launch of Dimension 43×3 is aimed at creating unforgettable player enjoyment on an oversized format, using games that players already know and love. Konami representatives spanning iGaming, HHR, and VLT will also be present at G2E to share the latest player-favorite IP launching for availability across expanding sectors.
The 2023 G2E event also includes a wide array of tools, technology, and enhancements integrated into Konami’s award-winning Synkros casino management system. Named a Gold Winner in the MarCom Awards for outstanding digital media, Konami’s Konetic employee mobile app is highlighting unmatched new modules, including a mobile patron finder, game finder, and patron management tool – delivering real-time casino data to floor staff and administrators. Synkros is also showcasing a suite of available web-based reporting tools to serve different casino teams with different reporting solutions, based on their needs. Another key showcase of G2E 2023 is Synkros Progressive Management, a system-delivered solution for floorwide jackpot progressives.
Light & Wonder
G2E Booth #1116
“We are so proud of the history of stepper talent and brands at Light & Wonder and are excited to show two new variations of our stepper product line at G2E. First will be the new Landmark Wheel product combining the top performing Triple Blazing 7s with Monopoly for the first time plus debuting a low denom Landmark Transparent cabinet that will provide a canvas to put some of our strongest core titles on such as Huff n Puff and 88 Fortunes into the mechanic reel segment.” – Nathan Drane, SVP Global Product Management, Light & Wonder
The stepper space is one Light & Wonder has proven to have well and truly mastered with the introduction of the Landmark 7000 cabinet last year. It has gone on to be held in high esteem by players and operators alike for its modern reminiscence of the classic Vegas feeling while playing host to swathes of impressive titles. Now, Light & Wonder is pushing that envelope further in two distinct directions.
The Landmark 7000 Monopoly Cash Wheel came to be by Light & Wonder taking the phenomenal cabinet core and working with one of their greatest game partners to be featured with it. Capitalizing on the appeal of a wheel aesthetic, Light & Wonder replaced the top box with a new, branded Monopoly wheel that pulls its roots from past Cash Wheel titles, capturing attention anywhere on the floor. Special filler art featuring Mr. Monopoly is displayed prominently. The cabinet will also be the first cabinet with a wheel to play host to Blazing 777 Triple Double Jackpot Wild and Blazing 777 2x3x5x.
On top of the progressions above, another newcomer, the Landmark 7000 Transparent cabinet, is bringing Landmark into a whole new light with an iDeck reminiscent of many of the company’s video slots, a new transparent LCD monitor surrounding the reels for a far more immersive play experience, and a new topper with added lighting that sets it apart from the original Landmark 7000.
Landmark 7000 games have traditionally also been high-denomination experiences with many games playing at $1 and a handful playing as low as 25¢. Transparent takes advantage of this opportunity to introduce low-denomination play to fans of Light & Wonder’s stepper experiences, offering many of the company’s widely-loved games to players of all kinds, regardless of their preferred format.
With these two new cabinet additions to the Landmark 7000 portfolio, Light & Wonder is making it clear that stepper play is still ripe for ways to change the player experience to ensure inclusion to everyone, no matter what kind of game they want to play.
G2E Booth #1259
“All of our offerings this year at G2E are designed to leave a lasting impression. ‘Irish Grace’ and ‘Irish Locks’ are particularly unique in their pairing of storytelling, math, and great gameplay features. The combination of a captivating narrative, stunning visuals, and wildly engaging bonuses will likely make them stand out among the G2E attendees. Our portfolio contains more than just entertainment; they are immersive experiences that have the potential to create winning memories and we can’t wait for customers to experience our games at G2E 2023.” – Kathleen McLaughlin, VP of Corporate Sales & Marketing, Novomatic Americas
At G2E, Novomatic Americas will showcase Novovision™, a new casino management system that seamlessly combines cutting-edge technologies with an intuitive user-friendly design. Novovision has already garnered an impressive reputation, standing out with a host of attributes. The system guarantees flawless reliability and impeccable uptime, ensuring that casino operations continue without interruption or hassle.
With Global Remote Management at an operator’s fingertips, users can effortlessly oversee activities across multiple sites worldwide. Geographical boundaries become inconsequential as Novovision empowers operators with seamless and efficient management.
The inclusion of a futuristic biometric system eliminates the need for conventional cards. This not only maximizes security, but also paves the way for a streamlined, cashless experience that customers will truly appreciate.Making the leap to the future is effortlessly simple, thanks to Novovision’s seamless transition from existing systems. The up-grade process is designed to be smooth and hassle-free, enabling operators to embrace innovation without concerns. An advantageous price structure also sets Novovision apart, ensuring that embracing innovation doesn’t come at the cost of breaking the bank.
Staying ahead of the curve is made possible by the Flexible Fault Alerting feature. This offers swift responses and maintenance for gaming machines, keeping everything running smoothly. But what truly excites is the patented state-of-the-art biometric technology at the heart of Novovision. This cutting-edge innovation has reached a pinnacle in cashless technology. Through fingerprint and face recognition, it acts as an ever-vigilant monitor, offering unparalleled security while seamlessly identifying registered customers.
Immersing operators in the world of player tracking, Novovision unveils unprecedented insights into gaming choices, cabinet usage, and targeted marketing strategies. It’s a game-changer that promises to reshape the landscape of tribal casino operations.
G2E Booth #4449
“We are proud to be part of the world’s biggest gaming industry event at a time of exciting growth in the U.S. gaming market. The acceleration of our expansion in the U.S. is a direct reflection of the trust operators have in our brand, and the strong resonance of our products in this market. Over the past year, our relentless focus on innovation has led us to develop new and high-quality products that promise to revolutionize the gaming landscape, and the entire team is enthusiastic about showcasing at G2E our new key offering designed for diverse players and casinos.” – Derik Mooberry, CEO, Zitro USA
Zitro will showcase its latest gaming innovations at G2E 2023. Attendees will get a glimpse of the company’s new and innovative game content and mechanics, tailor-made for the demands of players and casinos.
Highlights of the company’s product lineup include an impressive range of new games for the Glare cabinet line. Among the must-see products, Zitro will present Fu Frog and Fu Pots. Each game title has been thoughtfully designed for the Illusion Glare and Allure Glare cabinets, respectively, giving casino operators the flexibility to diversify their casino floor and cater to a wide range of players. With their captivating gameplay mechanics, distinctive themes, and up to seven different Bonus Links, Fu Frog and Fu Pots have proven to be a hit with operators and players who have experienced the games first-hand.
Making its global debut in the Allure Glare cabinet is “Billy the Pig,” a brand-new star game featuring unique themes and captivating graphics. It brings together innovative math models and a distinct gameplay mechanic, setting it apart from other games in the industry. The game’s bank packaging alone will surprise visitors to the Zitro booth.
Adding to the excitement is “Lun Pan Du” on Altius Glare, which features an American-style wheel enhanced by fun and inviting characters. One of the standout aspects of Lun Pan Du lies in its uniquely rewarding bonus round, engaging gameplay mechanics and impressive graphics.
Additionally, the premium Altius Glare cabinet will showcase the highly anticipated, “88 Link Shiro,” which promises to be a sure bet, following the resounding success of the company’s 88 Link series.
Zitro Digital, the company’s online division, will also showcase its growing library of progressive game content that has proven to be popular with both land-based and online players. Among the novelties is the exclusive launch of “Mighty Hammer.” Popular series such as “Link King,” “Link Me,” and “88 Link” will also take center stage, alongside Zitro Digital’s extensive collection of Video Bingo.