Ainsworth confirms its attendance at G2E Las Vegas with the world premiere of a new cabinet
Under the theme "Legacy to Create," Ainsworth will "honor its history and focus on the future" during its participation in the important Las Vegas summit, the company said in a statement.
The custom-designed, 4,500-square-foot booth 2859 will feature new products for the Class III, Class II, VLT, and Historic Horse Racing (HHR) markets, as well as more than 20 exclusive games.
Furthermore, the company's stand will feature a space dedicated to the Ainsworth Interactive online division and a special celebration dedicated to Len Ainsworth, the company's founder who turned 100 years old in July.
A-STAR RAPTOR cabinet
"The highlight of the stand will be the global debut of Ainsworth’s A-STAR RAPTOR cabinet, featuring a unique cylindrical display for player tracking, along with a cylindrical above monitor speaker for enhanced player sound experience," the company detailed.
The new cabinet, available in the Americas early next year, features a 49-inch J-Curve monitor with a 27-inch topper, alongside full high-definition graphics above an 18.5-inch touchscreen button deck with twin smash buttons. Aditionally, several new game families will be released exclusively on the RAPTOR.
For this product, "careful attention has been paid to the player experience, further enhanced by an attractive new LED lighting package and premium surround sound," Ainsworth noted.
"Premium, innovative hardware is the core of Ainsworth’s legacy to create," said Ainsworth's Chief Executive Officer Harald Neumann.
"The company has a history of producing top-quality games and packaging them in some of the most attractive cabinets to be found on casino floors. The new A-STAR RAPTOR cabinet will continue that tradition, as we strive to expand our legacy across the global casino market," the executive added.
Three new game design studios for the RAPTOR cabinet
Ainsworth has made several investments to protect and expand its legacy recently, including a 15 percent increase year-over-year in its game development efforts. The company has opened three new game design studios in Austin, TX, Reno, NV, and Monterrey, MX.
"Our commitment to our legacy is evident in the steps we have taken to grow our research and development efforts. We are energized by what we have created in the past and where we come from and are carrying that energy through to the future as we continue to grow and develop exciting new games that both current and new players are sure to love," said David Bollesen, Ainsworth Chief Technology Officer.
The company will showcase three-game series that are exclusive to the RAPTOR cabinet: Jackpot Kingdom, Oriental Gongs, and Triple Troves.
The Jackpot Kingdom features a Shake ‘n Break mechanic that increases on-screen prizes up to 20x. A combination of an innovative Hold and Spin style bonus feature and three jackpot start-ups make this a game players will not want to miss.
Oriental Gongs incorporates player-favorite game mechanics such as a Free Spin feature and Instant Win prizes in the base game, alongside an exciting new Hold and Spin feature with increased anticipation right up to the last spin.
Furthermore, Triple Troves is the debut of Sierra Studio, one of Ainsworth's new studios. "This highly anticipated game features a robust array of bonus features alongside stunning graphics for what is sure to be a high-performing debut from one of the company’s new design studios," the firm noted.
A dozen additional launch titles will also be available on the RAPTOR cabinet, including new and classic content that will be available across multiple hardware styles.
New titles for its A-STAR Curve XL cabinet
The company will also exhibit new content for its A-STAR Curve XL cabinet, which features a 55-inch curved 4K monitor and its A-STAR Curve cabinet, featuring many similar highlights to the XL but with a 43-inch curved monitor and a full suite of exclusive game content.
These titles aim to boost Ainsworth’s performance in the player-selectable multi-denom space and will utilize a combination of classic Ainsworth games players have enjoyed for years, alongside new advancements and innovative concepts. Standouts making their debuts include:
Grand Fortune is the top-performing game upon release in the New South Wales (Australia) market, and it features two titles, Temple Riches and Wild Wins. When the Stack and Win feature is triggered, players will have a chance at increasing top prizes while holding and collecting credit prize symbols to stack and collect the top prize.
QuickSpin Platinum and Quad Shot Platinumare classic Ainsworth brands that players have loved for years. In the Platinum versions, the base games remain untouched, but a Hold and Spin feature has been added that can award two levels of “Must Win Before” Progressive Jackpots.
San Bao Pandas and San Bao Dragons, featuring a popular pot-filler mechanic in the form of growing pandas and hatching dragons, have been released to massive player acceptance in Class II and HHR markets. These games are now available for Class III markets.
Mustang Money Mucho Dinero is a high volatility, 1024-way game featuring Symbol Replacement Credit awards. Coupled with a popular Western theme, this game is a sure winner on any casino floor.
HHR and Class II games
Elsewhere in booth 2589, the company will showcase its ongoing commitment to HHR and Class II gaming markets. In the past several years, Ainsworth has installed close to 4,000 HHR games across six states.
At G2E the company will debut Rocket Link, a game created specifically for HHR and Class II markets. The multi-denom, 50-line game offers Free Games and the Rocket Link Feature, an expanded reel set Symbol Collection bonus. The game was created for the Kentucky HHR market but is expected to be competitive in prominent Class II markets, as well, and will be launched for both HHR and Class II by the end of this year.
Gambler’s Gold will also be shown on the Apollo cabinet, designed to fit in Dual Screen and Slant Top locations on casino floors. This title provides an exceptional game package that appeals to Keno players looking for thrilling gameplay, more bonuses, and higher potential wins. The latest version of the MultiGame includes seven unique Keno games; six Video Poker titles; and four slots highlighted by QuickSpin Super Sonic 7s.
"It’s an extremely exciting time to be a part of the company. “We are introducing an innovative new cabinet, continuing to grow significantly in HHR markets, and offer a unique game style to Keno players. G2E is the perfect time to bring this all together and showcase our incredible past alongside our great future potential," said Deron Hunsberger, Ainsworth President in North America.