The 2019 edition of NIGA took place last week and Konami unveiled its largest mix of KX 43 game options shown to date.
US.- Konami Gaming, Inc.’s new KX 43TM video slot cabinet, leading 4K resolution game library, and mobile systems solutions were a key interest at the National Indian Gaming Association’s (NIGA) 34th Annual Tradeshow & Convention this month in San Diego.
Over the course of the two-day event, more than 6,000 tribal leaders and gaming professionals had the chance to experience Konami’s largest mix of KX 43 game options shown to date, including several original linked progressive series and compelling brand extensions like Chili Chili Fire Boosted Wins & WildsTM.
Guests also enjoyed access to top-anticipated titles across the ConcertoTM collection, including Thunder ArrowTM, Star Watch JungleTM, Treasure BallTM, and a limited release Dragon’s LawTMSeleXion® multi-game pack for its big-screen OpusTM cabinet. In addition, Konami’s SYNKROS® casino management system was operating live for on-the-spot demos of its award-winning mobile solutions and more.
With a standard cabinet width, four-times the pixel depth of standard HD, and leading library of 4K-resolution game themes, Konami’s new KX 43 is designed as a trim-fit champion for any area of the floor. Its 43-inch, edge-lit portrait screen carries custom-programed graphic interaction with the LCD button panel, which is inlaid a relaxed slant top. KX 43 includes the core comforts and conveniences for today’s players, including USB charging port, dual cup holders, and dual classic bash buttons.
During NIGA 2019, KX 43 showcased a competitive lineup of launch titles covering everything from symbol-driven linked progressives to original jackpot bonuses. A variety of game themes were displayed, all developed in 4K Ultra HD for graphics that catch attention and celebrate wins with stunning excitement.
Reels UpTM is among the linked progressive launch series on Konami’s KX 43machine. Games in the series feature Reels Up arrow symbol across all reels. Whenever the arrow symbols appear across Reels 1 and 2, it causes Reel 3 to expand upward for the chance at various bonus events, depending on the base game. Reel 4 and Reel 5 also expand up if arrow symbols appear on additional consecutive reels. Konami’s Reels Up series spans four original base game options: Vegas Rise, Mayan Times, Expanding Egypt, and Hong Kong Lights.
Vegas Rise is among the debut launch themes of Konami’s new Reels UpTM linked progressive. Whenever the arrows land on reels 1 and 2, it causes reel 3 to expand upward for the chance to spin a bonus cash reel filled with instant guaranteed awards. Reel 4 and reel 5 also expand up into independent cash reels when arrows land in each of the preceding reels. All the bonus cash reels contain instant credit prize and jackpot opportunities, including the big supreme. Vegas Rise is multi-denom, integrated linked progressive that compatibly compliments Mayan Times, Expanding Egypt, and Hong Kong Lights in a variety of available bank and pod configurations.
Mayan Times is another showcase game in Konami’s new Reels Up linked progressive series. Rather than bonus cash reels, Mayan TimesTM features spinning jackpot wheels as the target outcome of the Reels Up mechanic. Whenever the arrow symbols land on 2 or more consecutive reels, then latter reels expand upward to potentially trigger the wheel-spin jackpot bonus. As players increase their bet amount, greater wheel-spin prizes become available for the player to unlock, including the $10,000+ linked supreme.
Similar to Mayan Times, Expanding Egypt has a Reels Up mechanic that expands reels 3, 4, and 5 into guaranteed wheel-spin awards spanning credit prize amounts to the big Supreme. During the free game feature, the game’s standard 3×5 reel frame expands to 4×5 for increased odds of reaching instant wheel-spin prizes in the Reels Up feature. Expanding Egypt is a multi-denom, 3-level linked progressive.
Konami is bringing top gaming entertainment to the big screen with Concerto OpusTM. Boasting an extra-large, 65-inch 4K Ultra HD display, this super-sized format makes every win an incredible celebration for players and pairs. Each machine features a custom-lighted TouchDashTM button deck with dual spin buttons, dual cup holders, and an optional USB charger. Concerto Opus showcased a debut lineup of 4K game themes including incredible linked progressives.
Konami’s popular SeleXion multi-game technology and player-favourite Dragon’sLaw series are coming together in an entirely new Dragon’s Law SeleXion pack in 4K Ultra HD. Featured on Opus during NIGA 2019, Dragon’s Law SeleXionshowcases a pair of linked progressive jackpot games, each championed by the icon long-tailed dragon first popularized on the company’s Podium® cabinet.
Konami’s curved Concerto Crescent and tall Concerto StackTM both feature a stunning 43-inch HD vertical display, with signature Concerto highlights such as the unique side lighting element and sleek black finish. These single-screen formats give players exclusive game content designed to optimize the machine’s extra-tall portrait orientation. Concerto Crescent and Stack both maintain a standard upright base size for flexible configuration across the casino floor.
Characterized by a sleek immersive design and backed by the powerful KP3+platform, Konami’s dual-screen Concerto upright and SlantTM have become the launch point for a number of top-performing releases from Chili Chili FireTM to Sparkling Roses. Concerto’s rich library of original game content continues to introduce leading entertainment from base game innovations to never-before-seen jackpot mechanics.
Konami’s award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system showcased a leading variety of mobile systems solutions during this year’s NIGA Indian Gaming Show. Throughout the event, SYNKROS was running live across the Konami booth for guests to explore the latest tools and features first-hand. From “cardless” player loyalty solutions to mobile dashboard analytics, SYNKROS features a number of leading advancements designed to empower casino operators with the latest systems tools to benefit their business and customers.
SynkConnectTM is a new “cardless” player tracking convenience. This touchless, multi-channel solution empowers casino players with a variety of secure methods to augment or replace a traditional player loyalty card at the EGM, including their personal mobile device, fobs, a room key, and more. It helps open up more opportunities for players to connect and engage with property loyalty programs by combing Near Field Communication (NFC) through a card reader. For mobile cardless connection, players simply tap a personal smartphone device at the zone of the card reader bezel and the card reader changes colour to indicate blue for inactive/uncarded connection, green for a successful active connection, or red for misread/failed connection.
Konami’s SYNKROS casino management system is bringing business analytics to a greater level of on-the-go mobility and visualization with its all-new SYNKdotTMfeaturing expectation-based mobile dashboards. SYNKdot is an online application designed to give its users a simple visual interface to view real-time data on how the casino is performing based on customizable operational parameters for the property as a whole and broken down into differing specialities or areas. In a single glance, SYNKdot gives casino managers and executives a breakdown of the casino’s current status through backend performance indicators and metrics.