RENO, NV--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2013) - Leap Forward Gaming, Inc. (LFG) has a history of creating groundbreaking products that forever change the way the gaming industry does business. Now the company has done it again, this time with its revolutionary patented Picture-in-Picture (PiP) technology that was recently installed at Sands Macao, one of the Venetian Macau Limited (VML) family of casino properties. VML is a subsidiary of Sands China Ltd.
LFG's PiP solution, known as Patron Display Interface (PDI), was selected as a "Top Ten Slot Floor Product" at the 2012 Slot Floor Technology Awards. PDI is a low-cost, turn-key solution that works seamlessly with all brands and generations of gaming machines, supporting all screen sizes, resolutions and aspect ratios. It is a robust, completely customizable system utilizing the existing machine displays to develop, dynamically manage and present content to players, allowing for targeted marketing and bonusing campaigns and straightforward integration with multiple customer relationship management (CRM) systems.
PDI enables players to view and interact in real-time with configurable multimedia content on the machine screen, without impacting game play. Real-time video streaming, animations, marketing messages, promotions, ads, session points, promotional credits and all player account information are just a touch away right on the game screen, ushering in a new era of creativity for operators along with interactivity for players.
Tim Merrill, Vice President of Casino Operations for Venetian Macau Limited, added, "VML has always embraced leading-edge technology that provides our players with added-value and improves operational efficiencies and maximizes profitability. We believe that the SaffariNet® Picture-in-Picture solution has great promise for all Venetian Macau Limited properties and we look forward to our continued partnership with LFG."
Leap Forward Gaming CEO Ali Saffari said, "Casino operators asked us to develop a low-cost, flexible and retrofittable Picture-in-Picture solution that works on all gaming machines and with all player tracking systems. We listened, and our patented PDI technology is the Picture-in-Picture solution the industry has been waiting for. LFG's PDI solution provides players with a greatly enhanced gaming experience and allows operators to utilize their existing machines and infrastructure, consequently maximizing profitability. Sands Macao is the first of many major properties slated for installation of our ecosystem in Q1/Q2 of 2013."
A recent Eilers-Fantini Quarterly Slot Survey tracked slot machine and gaming technology purchasing trends of gaming operators. A key summary finding was that operators are looking to add Picture-in-Picture technology to their gaming floors. The summary states that roughly 33% of participants plan to install "Picture-in-Picture" (PiP) system technology over the next 12 months.
About Venetian Macau Limited
Venetian Macau Limited, a subsidiary of Sands China Ltd., owns and operates the Sands® Macao and operates the gaming areas in The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel, The Plaza™ Macao and Sands® Cotai Central. Opened in May 2004, Sands Macao was the first gaming facility in Macao to be owned and operated by an international operator. It quickly redefined the gaming experience and set the standard for the development of entertainment properties in Macao. The Venetian Macao opened its doors to the public in August 2007 and is the anchor property of the Company's Cotai Strip™ Resorts, a master-planned development of resort-casino properties in Macao. The Plaza Macao opened in August 2008 and the first phase of Sands Cotai Central opened in April 2012.
About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat CotaiArena™ designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; MALO CLINIC Health & Wellness; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at Shoppes Grand Canal. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course. For more information, please visit www.venetianmacao.com.
About Sands® Cotai Central
Opened in April 2012, Sands® Cotai Central is the centre point of the Cotai Strip™ Resorts -- the pathway to adventure, fun and fortune. Featuring three celebrated hotel brands -- Conrad, Sheraton and Holiday Inn -- Sands Cotai Central offers visitors to Cotai an expanded offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 6,000 hotel rooms and suites, and 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of retail, entertainment and dining facilities, and meetings and convention space. With over 90 retail outlets, Shoppes Cotai Central joins Shoppes Grand Canal and Shoppes at Four Seasons to offer a total of over 600 luxury duty-free stores to choose from -- the most in any one single location in all of Macao. And with two spas, three health clubs and 300,000 square feet (28,000 square metres) of gaming space in two, uniquely-themed gaming centres, Sands Cotai Central provides a new level of luxury and accessibility to the Cotai Strip Resorts. For more information, please visit www.sandscotaicentral.com.
About The Plaza™ Macao
Opened in 2008, The Plaza™ Macao is the region's first fully integrated luxury entertainment resort designed to meet growing demand from affluent travelers seeking privacy, personalized services and exclusive experiences. The Plaza™ comprises the exclusive Paiza Mansions, for invited guests only, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, The Plaza™ Casino, Shoppes at Four Seasons, and an array of award-winning restaurants and bars. In addition, guests can relax at the wonderful outdoor facilities, from pools, private cabanas, to resort-themed gardens and terraces. For more information, please visit www.theplazamacao.com.
About Sands® Macao
Opened in 2004, Sands® Macao is a world class hotel and entertainment complex with 289 luxury suites. Its stunning gold glass exterior houses a wide range of diversions including specialty restaurants, a heated outdoor swimming pool, deluxe spa and salon, conference and banquet facilities and unrivalled gaming excitement and live entertainment. It is also home to the Paiza Club: an invitation-only international VIP club with 51 premium suites with size, opulence and grandeur that rivals the best the world has to offer. As the first gaming complex in Macao owned and operated by an international operator, Sands Macao quickly set the benchmark for future developments in Macao. For more information, please visit www.sandsmacao.com.
About Leap Forward Gaming
Leap Forward Gaming (LFG), headquartered in Reno, NV, specializes in the innovation, development, design, manufacture and operation of wireless communication gaming and non-gaming systems. LFG has developed a new cutting-edge, patented, low-cost wireless ecosystem called SaffariNet® that promises to revolutionize how gaming devices, peripherals, wide-area progressives, player-tracking systems, mobile devices and server-based systems communicate wirelessly and interact across casino floors. LFG's multi-disciplined team of gaming industry professionals has more than 250 years of combined gaming experience developing creative and groundbreaking technologies, and its members are the listed inventors on over 500 pending and issued worldwide patents. For more information, please visit www.leapforwardgaming.com.