October 2, 2017
Epicentral System Edition Deployed via
Existing Aristocrat OASIS 360™ Slot Management System
Hamden, CT and Islandia, NY – October 2, 2017 – TransAct Technologies Incorporated (“TransAct” or “the Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, announced today that the first deployment of Epicentral SE, TransAct’s new systems edition of its Epicentral promotion and bonusing print system, is now live at Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino in Islandia, New York. Used in conjunction with the Aristocrat OASIS 360™ slot management system and TransAct Epic 950 printers, Epicentral SE is powering the delivery of printed offers, including free play vouchers delivered to players directly at the Long Island casino’s 1,000 video lottery terminals (“VLT”) which they can redeem while playing.
Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino is located adjacent to Exit 58 of the Long Island Expressway and features 1,000 VLTs as well as a 227-room hotel, off-track betting (OTB) wagering and several food and beverage options. The hotel is owned by global hospitality company Delaware North, which also manages the gaming portion of the venue for Suffolk Regional OTB.
Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransAct Technologies, commented, “We are excited that Delaware North and the Jake’s 58 team selected Epicentral SE to power new bonusing opportunities for their players and are delighted to be working with Aristocrat to extend the capabilities of their powerful OASIS 360 system. In what has become a highly competitive industry environment, TransAct believes that the real-time delivery of bonuses via a printed voucher is a differentiated way for operators to drive increased visitation and play among their patrons. The ability to print playable vouchers, redeemable at the game, is an unrivaled feature of our Epicentral SE system, an easy-to-implement add-on to slot management systems like OASIS 360 that transforms the bonus environment on casino floors. We look forward to working with Jake’s 58 as they fully leverage the capabilities of Epicentral SE.”
Chuck Kilroy, General Manager of Jake’s 58, commented, “Since opening in February 2017, Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino has attracted a dedicated following of customers from across Long Island. In working to expand our offers and promotions, we recognized that delivering real-time bonuses to our customers would be an attractive way to interact with them while they are playing one of our 1,000 VLTs and electronic table games. We chose TransAct’s Epic 950 printer for our machines in part because it allowed us to implement Epicentral SE. We are delighted with the results driven by Epicentral SE to date, and our marketing and gaming teams look forward to exploring the ways we can expand our bonus and promotion offerings going forward to further excite our players.”
Angelo Palmisano, Vice President of Systems Product of Aristocrat Technologies, added, “Integrating the capabilities of Epicentral SE into the proven bonus offerings enabled by OASIS 360 is a no brainer, as printed coupons are an ideal way to get players’ attention and drive increased slot floor activity. By working in close collaboration with the team from TransAct, we were able to quickly upgrade the power of what we can deliver to Jake’s 58 through our OASIS 360 slot management system and further aid our customer in their delivery of an attractive casino gaming environment, all while tracking player activity and the effectiveness of their promotions.”
Epicentral is the industry’s only enterprise-level promotion and bonusing software suite, providing for the real-time delivery of targeted promotions to customers directly at slot machines and electronic table games. TransAct’s new systems edition of Epicentral, Epicentral SE, allows operators to use the existing bonusing capabilities of their slot management systems to offer bonuses to players as a printed coupon by leveraging Epicentral’s Print Manager and Design Center modules. These real-time printed bonuses have been proven to drive increased time on device and, ultimately, increased revenue for the casino operator.
About TransAct Technologies Incorporated
TransAct Technologies Incorporated is a global leader in developing software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets including restaurant solutions, POS automation, casino and gaming, lottery, mobile and oil and gas. The Company’s solutions are designed from the ground up based on customer requirements and are sold under the AccuDate™, EPICENTRAL®, Epic®, Ithaca®, RESPONDER and Printrex® brands. TransAct has over 3.0 million printers and terminals installed around the world and is committed to providing world-class service, spare parts and accessories to support its installed product base. Through the TransAct Services Group, the Company also provides customers with a complete range of supplies and consumable items both online at http://www.transactsupplies.com and through its direct sales team. TransAct is headquartered in Hamden, CT. For more information, please visit http://www.transact-tech.com or call (203) 859-6800.
Epicentral is a registered trademark of TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. ©2017 TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. All rights reserved.
About Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino
Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino in Islandia, N.Y., features 1,000 video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming machines, including table game favorites Black Jack, Craps, Roulette and Baccarat in an electronic format, thanks to the Interblock Stadium. The casino also offers two Off-Track Betting kiosks with racing simulcast monitors, plus several food and beverage options, including the Bistro 58 restaurant. The hotel features 227 guest rooms with free high-speed internet service and a fitness center, in addition to the gaming venue and food and beverage options. The name “Jake’s” is a nod to the Jacobs family, which for more than 100 years has owned and led Delaware North, and the “58” represents the nearby Exit 58 of I-495, the Long Island Expressway. To book hotel rooms and for more information, visit www.Jakes58.com.
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global provider of land-based and online gaming solutions. The Company is licensed by more than 200 regulators and its products and services are available in more than 90 countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines and casino management systems. For further information, visit the company’s website at www.aristocrat-us.com.
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