DRGT in strong demand in Africa – as shown at the Wild Coast Winter Games

Thursday, 21 August 2014

The recent Wild Coast Winter Games (WCWG) that took place between 21st and 24th July at the Wild Coast Sun Casino and Resort in Port Edward, South Africa was an excellent opportunity for DRGT to present even more systems innovations.

Exhibiting together with African partner Simplicit-e Gaming, DRGT was already the talk of the town thanks to the extremely successful ‘Duma’ wide-area progressive. The ‘Duma’ WAP was a joint development between Sun International, Simplicit-e Gaming, Gold Club and DRGT has proven to be enormously popular, stated as ‘one of the best performing products we have ever had on our casino floors’ by Mr. Des Whitcher, director of gaming and slots at Sun International. At the WCWG Sun International announced they will be expanding this WAP from a current 160 slots to in excess of 200.

This exciting news was topped by the Sun International announcement that the latest DRGT WAP (once again a joint development between Simplicit-e Gaming, Gold Club and DRGT) called ‘Sun Striker’ will be launched by the end of Q3 of this year on an initial 170 slots across all of Sun International’s South African casinos.

DRGT is thus making a real name for itself in the field of wide-area progressives. The entire DRGT systems are gaining quickly in popularity as well. This serverless technology is particularly beneficial to operators in Africa as all information is contained in the drSMIB within the slot machine, so a central server is not at all necessary. This saves greatly on investment and running costs and makes the systems management simple to control for operators. The ticketing features gained much interest at the WCWG, as DRGT can offer ticket promotions that include random, mystery or turnover-driven prizes alongside jackpots that are generated at each gaming machine individually. Adding the ability to issue and accept non-redeemable credits according to operator parameters, operators see they have so much more choice to offer their players when implementing DRGT.

The WCWG was abound with positivity for DRGT and this was summed up by the announcement of the adoption of its ticketing and gaming management solution by Boss Gaming for bingo sites in Port Elizabeth (Cleary Park) and East London (Owethu House) connecting an initial total of 328 bingo devices. Said Dave Winter for Boss Gaming, “With its plug-and-play scalability and the proven reliability of the platform with tickets or cards in such diverse environments, we are looking forward to unleashing the power of the DRGT ticket-in, ticket-out promotions capability to deliver a truly outstanding guest experience”. Installation of the DRGT system with Boss Gaming will be completed around the end of September 2014.

Jurgen De Munck, co-founder and CEO of DRGT, was naturally extremely pleased with the WCWG, stating, “As the industry’s fastest growing systems company, it s essential to develop systems for local needs. We have a fantastic partner in Simplicit-e Gaming here and with their knowledge we have created unbeatable systems solutions. We are going from strength to strength in Africa. May I thank all the visitors to our stand at the WCWG”.

Author: Editor

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