RENO, NV--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - Leap Forward Gaming, Inc. (LFG) of Reno, NV announced today that they have entered into a significant Joint Development Agreement with Venetian Macau Limited (VML), a subsidiary of Sands China Ltd. and operator of The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel, Sands® Cotai Central and The Plaza™ Macao and Sands® Macao, to bring LFG's patented SaffariNet® multimedia ecosystem to their table game operations.
The joint development agreement provides for the integration of LFG's SaffariNet® ecosystem with VML properties' gaming tables to provide marketing, bonusing and progressive campaigns along with additional game opportunities to enhance the player experience at each table station, providing for a total transformation of the table game business.
"We are extremely pleased to partner with Leap Forward to develop our vision and market focus in expanding our table game offerings," said Tim Merrill, Vice President of Casino Operations, Venetian Macau Limited. "The SaffariNet® ecosystem offers the innovative features and capabilities we desire to further enhance our continued commitment to player entertainment value while enhancing operational efficiencies."
"VML and Leap Forward share a common vision that the table gaming floor of the future will integrate many features that are currently only available in gaming machines. The integration of SaffariNet®'s multimedia ecosystem solution into the table game world provides for many new and unique opportunities for VML properties," said Ali Saffari, CEO of Leap Forward Gaming. "We are honored to work with such a visionary and progressive partner as VML in expanding our end-to-end ecosystem from slot games to table games, and so much more."
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, Inc.
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 combined gaming experience developing creative and groundbreaking technologies. Its members are the listed inventors on over 500 pending and issued worldwide patents. For more information, please visit www.leapforwardgaming.com.