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Konami G2E participation signals new era of expansion

Konami Gaming, Inc. demonstrated a commitment to future innovation through landmark games and systems premieres during this year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Las Vegas. 

Showcased with unmatched merchandising options—from lighted chair backs to overhead signage—Konami’s Horizon 49J celebrated its world debut with original series including Silent Hill, All Aboard, and Ocean Spin. 

The 49-inch, 4K Ultra High-definition (UHD) video slot became a must-see attraction at the annual event, in anticipation of its Spring 2020 market release. 

Konami’s award-winning KX 43 and Opus cabinet arrived to G2E 2019 with an array of creative 4K content and customizable merchandising displays for linked progressive series such as Fortune Mint, Ba Fang Jin Bao, Diamond Trails, Lightning Dragon, and more. 

In addition, leading-edge innovations stemming from Konami’s SYNKROS casino management system gained significant industry attention. From biometric player tracking solutions like SYNK Vision, to Title 31 / Anti-Money Laundering (AML) seamless case management with SYNK31, SYNKROS customers have access to the latest solutions to reach, engage, support, and protect every guest entering the property.  

 “As a total organization, Konami Gaming is driving new advancement to meet the needs of global casino operators in ways that have never been done,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief commercial officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Konami’s global casino customers are integral to bringing this forward momentum to the gaming floor, and we are very encouraged by industry response to Konami’s expanded investment in new technology, game titles, talent, and entertainment.”

G2E 2019 marked the global debut of Konami’s new Horizon series, characterized by a sheen silver finish, generous button deck, and tall sleek frame. Horizon 49J includes a relaxed J-curve display, dual spin buttons, wired and wireless phone chargers, and a handbag hook. Three debut linked progressive series were showcased at G2E for guests to experience for the first time.

“The game launch library for Horizon 49J includes everything from one-of-a-kind Konami premiums like Silent Hill, to series like Ocean Spin with jaw-dropping animation sequences across multiple cabinets,” said Jingoli. “The Horizon series marks an exciting new era for Konami, its customers, and the players we serve. It’s a game canvas that centers upon long-term value and flexibility, as well as emerging creative possibilities and fresh gaming experiences.”

A variety of never-before-seen linked progressives were displayed for KX 43, from symbol-driven Strike Zone series to Stay & Spin jackpots with instant credit awards. Integrated links including Diamond Trails, Myth of the Pyramids, and Ba Fang Jin Bao featured custom sign and pod filler merchandising options. Konami’s Fortune Mint 3-level linked progressive was shown on both KX 43 and Concerto Opus, each with rotating overhead signage and gold ingot-covered pod fillers.

“Konami’s 4K game library for KX 43 and Opus has expanded into new symbol-driven mechanics and captivating animation effects that provide fresh win experiences to today’s players,” said Jingoli. “Both cabinets are backed by a long list of quality content, to best serve both players and operators.”

Several leading-edge systems solutions captured key interest at G2E 2019, including SYNK Vision biometric player tracking. Leveraging automated image capture, SYNK Vision can identify, rate, and reward all “carded” and “uncarded” players at any equipped slot machine or table game. This empowers properties to reach and engage guests across the venue with a connected, frictionless experience. SYNK31, Konami’s comprehensive Title 31 / AML system, made its world debut at G2E 2019. In addition to satisfying all AML reporting requirements, SYNK31 empowers administrators to compile all reporting, time stamped notes, file documents, screenshots, photos, videos, and emails associated with a particular patron or incident in one spot, for totally ease and visibility. 

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