A Success for GPI at ICE

Gaming Partners International reported another great and exciting ICE gaming show in London.  “The show provided us with valuable opportunities to meet with current and new customers as well as meet with other gaming professionals to discuss changes in the industry and markets,” notes Maricela Maciel, executive director of Global Marketing.  

GPI is known worldwide for its unmatched lines of gaming currency which includes chips, plaques and jetons under the BG, Bud Jones, and Paulson brands.  It’s newest innovative line of gaming currency, the BG V-Series, has provided the company’s customers a currency option that uses a proprietary and interchangeable mold system for expanded mold design options. The chips offer the same color options and wide range of chip and decal security features as the original BG JAV line of chips.  Ms. Maciel notes, “When you take into account the number of properties to which we supply casino chips and then the number of cash and non-negotiable chip sets that they have amongst them, we knew it was vital to develop additional currency options with innovative security features to meet their growing needs.”

In addition to showing customers the wide range of currency offerings, a high priority for customers are the security features available to them.  GPI’s 3-in-1 UV is a security taggant that is added to the chip material.  The taggant remains invisible under standard UV wavelengths but is revealed with a special device. Because 3-in-1 UV is in the chip materials, it is easy to validate chips when placed in stacks or racks. SecuriFilm is used on a chip’s decal and features a semi-transparent hologram-like effect and can easily be authenticated at the table. As SecuriFilm is incorporated into the chip’s decal, it also adds an eye catching element to the decal’s overall design.

GPI has developed new design enhancements in the manufacture of our BG plaques.  These new enhancements offer expanded design capabilities giving the customer more options in the design of their plaques.  The unmatched combination of décor materials and visual effects renders beautiful, one-of-a-kind plaques.  

Introduced last year, GPI has been offering and selling EGC layouts to its wide European customer base. “We have received a great response from customers on our full graphic EGC layouts. They see firsthand the design flexibility of the stunning, sharp, full color graphics and feel the exceptional playing surface,” says Ms. Maciel.

GPI demonstrated its exclusive SMART RFID technology that when used with its Chip Inventory System (CIS) software, SMART delivers a complete currency tracking and authentication solution.  With incediby fast chip reads, SMART can be integrated with third party software for optimum efficiency.

Our popular Gemaco branded line of playing cards which includes two paper stock and two plastic card types will be on our tables and available for customers.  We will be showcasing a full suite of table game products with each table stocked with the essential products required for a live game.