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The 13th Western Indian Gaming Conference in California

On February 14th, 2008, electronic blackjack tables, gambling cabinets that posses widescreen and a wide array of cinavision games. Triple line slot machines that possess three-dimensional graphics. These are just some of the latest gambling innovation that is in display at the Palm Springs Convention facility for the 13th yearly Western Indian Gambling Conference. Slot machine manufacturers have also experience a good time in the convention like Aristocrat Technologies, IGT and Bally Technology.

According to Sean Evans from Aristocrat Technology, with the tribal gambling slot machines representing about fifty percent of the total market share all over the country, the state of California would be the new place to be to launch and offer this new kind of technology. State voters approved the referendum on February 5th, 2008 to offer an additional 17,000 slot machines to four Southern California facilities like the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the Penchanga Band of Luiseno Indians until 2030.

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is offering slot machines, given their compact is modified to permit the installation of 5,500 more slot machines. Brian Folger from International Game Technology commented that California is the brand new market for them hours after showing how a computerized blackjack gambling table can deal double the normal number of hands in just an hour.

Because the cards in the game are given out by just controlling a computer pad, the speed of play could be five hundred to six hundred hands in just an hour. Aristocrat's newest invention is a server based gambling machines that runs from a mainframe and permits an instant change of the games. A gambling commissioner for the Augustine Casino in Coachella, Michael Lombardi commented that the change from server based gambling could greatly affect the gaming market.


Sunday, March 02 , 2008
Victor Sanchez