obtained an order for 171 machines from Casinos de Algarve,
Portugal, to be installed at Casino Villamoura, Praia da Rocha and Monte
Gordo, located in the Algarve. Casinos Algarve is part of Solverde S.A.
and operates four casinos in Portugal.
Joel Pais, Board Director of Solverde S.A., commented: "Based on IGT's
vast array of products -- which includes anything from reel slots and
video poker to multi games, Vision Series and the popular bonus games
featured in the Enhanced Series -- we decided to award the majority of our
replacement to IGT's proven products.
Whilst the iGame-Plus machines offer interaction, second-screen bonuses,
free games, scatter pays, multi line or multi bet combinations, the
Enhanced Series concentrates on combining Barcrest's bonus games with IGT
Following the success of the Vision Series in the Portuguese market,
Casinos do Algarve has once again set the market trend by being the first
to introduce the Enhanced Series, as well as the popular iGame-Plus video
slot, to Portugal.
Portuguese Government selects IGS
on-line system to be installed at Portuguese casinos in 2000
29 March, 2000
IGT-Europe has been awarded a major systems order from the Portuguese
government to install its IGS system at various casinos in Portugal. The
first installation has already started at Casino da Povoa, and the second
installation is planned at Casino Solverde in Espinho. Both casinos offer
more than 500 slot machines that will now be managed by IGS. Villamoura,
Estoril and Praia da Rocha will follow thereafter.
To see IGS in an operational environment, IGS was demonstrated to
representatives from the Portuguese casinos and the Government Gaming
Board Inspectors at various casino sites in Las Vegas. Additionally, IGT
organized training on the system at the IGT factory in Reno.
All Portuguese casinos will receive extensive training in the
functionality of the IGS on-line system. IGT's total casino solution
enables the casino to manage Slots, Cash Desk and Tables in one system and
also allows for cashless gaming.
2131 HC Hoofddorp