Scientific Games Corporation will integrate its Operator Wide Area Progressive System with Rank Group Plc premises in what will be the largest installation of a gaming system undertaken by a single operator.
The initial rollout covers 21 tables in 10 casinos across the United Kingdom, with 86 more progressive tables to be installed by the end of this year. Overall, the progressive jackpot will be offered on 107 tables in 53 properties. The installation represents a worldwide record in the history of Operator Wide Area Progressive table game rollouts.
The integration of the system will benefit Rank Group operations by adding new progressive jackpot content to its live gaming floor and optimizing its game/session system management.
Kevin Grahame, Head of Table Gaming, The Rank Group, says, “We are excited to embark on a new partnership with Scientific Games. We chose to upgrade our existing Blackjack tables with the Shuffle Master Operator Wide Area Progressive system for table games as we believe this unique progressive solution will add tremendous gaming excitement for our customers to our live game tables and this in turn will help drive our revenues. Scientific Games is the only supplier we have encountered who is able to link progressive jackpots across multiple properties, leading to faster incrementing and more frequent jackpot wins.
Marco Herrera, VP & Managing Director (EMEA) for Scientific Games, said, “We are extremely proud to expand our long-standing partnership with Rank. The opportunity to provide Rank properties with our Operator Wide Area Progressive technology for table games on such a large scale is amazing. Our mission is to make gaming more exciting for players, which in turn benefits our customers, and the Operator Wide Area Progressive technology for table games does just that. By enabling greater action across so many properties, the progressive jackpots quickly climb to very appealing levels.”
Scientific Games’ Operator Wide Area Progressive System for table games is now available in more than 50 casinos in the United Kingdom, representing more than a third of the industry.