Digital Dynamics Software Sells 110 New SAS Gateway Devices To Magic Island Casino In Suriname
Product in trial runs in casinos in Columbia, Chili and Mexico.
There is growing pressure on casino floors to be able to incorporate technologies from across the globe. Digital Dynamics Software (DigDyn) of Schaumburg, Illinois has drawn on the expertise of its focused team of software developers to engineer a low cost, plug and play device which gives casino operators considerable savings from “day one” compared to the cost of alternative Slot Machine Interface Boards (SMIBs).
“We have taken a very deliberate approach to the roll out of DigDyn’s SAS Gateway,” explained Tony Antonucci, president of DigDyn. “The Magic Island Casino in Paramaribo, Suriname now has 110 of our SAS Gateways on their casino floor which allows the casino to run gaming devices from all over the world. The Gateways came online on the casino floor every bit as smoothly as we had hoped; the SAS Gateway is truly plug and play.”
Given the complexities of the technological mix of gaming devices that can be found on today’s modern gaming floor, ‘plug and play’ can sound something like a pipe dream. The truth is, roll-outs of the device have gone smoothly.
Explained Selcuk Ozdemir, slot director for Pasha Global, the casino and hotel group which owns Magic Island, “We cater to a sophisticated, worldly clientele at Magic Island as well as our other casinos in Suriname, Turkey, Northern Cyprus and Uganda. We want to be able to offer our guests the newest, most exciting games from around the world. With that higher standard comes the technological challenge of getting games which have come from manufacturers from all over the globe to communicate with our host system. The SAS Gateway was incorporated exactly as advertised. Our secured enhanced systems can track play, ticketing, multi-game play, multi-denomination, the entire range of data needs for a modern players tracking system, all with real-time reporting. It has given us tremendous flexibility going forward, and the good people at DigDyn have been very supportive and quick to answer any questions that have come up throughout the brief process of implementation.”
Antonucci adds the new SAS Gateway is not only easy to bring online, the product offers a major cost savings. Casinos around the world are paying as much as three times as much per machine for traditional SMIBs, but Antonucci says, “Our new, fully tested and floor ready SAS Gateway hardware costs much less yet have all of the same features. By utilizing our SAS Gateways, operators can use machines from all over the world, and get them to communicate fully with the casino’s host system.”
Concluded Antonucci, “We realize that while we may be software and hardware developers, we are actually in the service business. We are a smaller, focused team, so when customers contact us for service, they are speaking with the person who wrote the code. We look to expand through a superior product at a better price which is backed up by a superior commitment to customer satisfaction.”