London – September 17, 2013 International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and systems technology, has implemented its Advantage Smart Solution at the Golden Horse Casino Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The casino is part of the Tsogo Sun portfolio, Southern Africa's premier gaming, hotel and entertainment group. It has added 450 connections, to the 3600 already in place, expanding its close working relationship with IGT.
“With IGT already providing connections in Hemingways, Suncoast and Montecasino, the Golden Horse installation is a positive reflection to our ongoing partnership,” says Steve Hight, gaming director, Tsogo Sun. “IGT has supported our systems research and development over the past five years. Teamed with its local systems experience and the ability of the Advantage Smart Solution to achieve new levels of casino and player management, we can now continue to offer our players a premium gaming experience.”
"The uncomplicated and flexible system architecture means we can quickly identify, and adapt, to the ever changing preferences of our players,” comments Henry Parrymore, CIO, Tsogo Sun. “This functionality is essential as we operating systems and the Golden Horse, a flagship casino, is a milestone in this journey. The solution is proving to be a cost-effective and functional management tool. Our vision for the future is supported by IGT's technology and we look forward to continuing our partnership with it.”
Sabby Gill, Regional VP, South Latin America & Caribbean, EMEA, IGT comments: "We are proud of our long-term and trusted partnership with Tsogo Sun. The Advantage Smart Solution is one of the most innovative and strongly supported products in the market. Tsogo Sun continues to benefit from the flexible and intelligent bonusing options our system provides while the open standards-based gaming floor enables players to enjoy a premium gaming experience. This is yet another installation of a casino operating in an established gaming market, implementing a best-in-class gaming system technology in order to compete effectively.”
The IGT Advantage® Smart system is evolving to match the needs of IGT customers. Demonstrated by the speed at which innovations are brought to market, IGT continues to lead the industry with high-performing games and casino management systems, driving new levels of success for operators today.
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About Tsogo Sun
Tsogo Sun is Southern Africa's premier gaming, hotel and entertainment group, listed on the JSE and a company of unparalleled variety, footprint and scale. Key shareholders are Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited, a JSE listed investment holding company (41.3%); SABMiller plc, the London listed brewing company (39.7%); financial institutions and the general public (19%).
The Tsogo Sun heritage dates back to the founding of Southern Sun Hotels in 1969. Various mergers and acquisitions have seen the group grow and expand over four decades, most significantly as a result of the successful application for casino licences following the legalisation of the gambling industry in South Africa in 1994. Tsogo Sun's collection proudly comprises over 14 500 hotel rooms across all sectors of the market in South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles and the Middle East; 14 premier gaming and entertainment destinations; theatres, cinemas, restaurants and bars; and over 250 conference and banqueting facilities, including the internationally and locally renowned Sandton Convention Centre.