The highlight product at Jumbo’s stand at this year’s G2E Asia was its Long Dragon Baccarat multi-terminal product. Also sharing the stand with Jumbo at this year’s show was GAMA Technology, supplier of a cost-effective slot management system
The passion for baccarat in Asia is accompanied by an obsession for tracking the results of the games and using them to spot trends. Live-table players often shuttle between tables in search of favorable trends.
The latest version of Jumbo Technology’s Long Dragon Baccarat multi-terminal product allows players to pursue trends without having to physically move between tables by enabling them to place bets on any one of eight active tables from the comfort of their seat.
“You can sit in one spot and play eight different baccarat games without moving. That’s the convenience we try to provide players,” states Tim Liang, regional sales manager for the Taiwan-based electronic gaming machine manufacturer. “We have prominent displays indicating the long rows and when three banker or player results have been recorded in a row, the display is highlighted in yellow, when it’s four in a row it turns orange, and then red for five in a row or more. This makes it easier for players to follow the trends.”
Jumbo’s Long Dragon Baccarat is already in operation in Macau, and the company believes it has potential to spread to further venues in Macau and around the region.
Sharing the stand with Jumbo at this year’s G2E Asia was GAMA Technology, which specializes in developing bespoke casino management systems.
GAMA sees its niche as providing a more cost-effective solution than the larger systems suppliers. “Our system offers all the key functions you need but not the extraneous functions that are not so essential, which are offered by some of the bigger and more expensive systems providers,” says GAMA Managing Director Dale Miao.
Although GAMA was formally set up in 2010, the development effort had begun a couple of years before that. Earlier this year, GAMA’s system received Gaming Laboratories International certification GLI-13, GLI-16 and GLI-17.
The GAMA system has been installed in gaming venues in Laos and the Philippines. Later this month ,GLI Peru is also expected to grant the system certification in that country, and the company is eyeing Mexico, as well as Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines as part of its expansion efforts.
GAMA’s services cover wide-area link management and Internet protocol-based networked jackpots and member data systems that can be shared across multiple locations. The company is also developing a system for tables.
GAMA says one of its specialties is integration of all cashier functions—including hand-pay, ticket-in-ticket-out and cashless transactions—via a single workstation. GAMA also offers promotion management in its suite of services, covering reward points, loyalty credits and lottery points. GAMA can also provide blacklist notification on undesirable clients.
Mr Miao points out that the GAMA system is constantly getting better. “Every day we are making improvements since we are a lot more flexible and willing to try to make the system better and more userfriendly.”