Bally-Golden Nugget deal enables player marketing across channels

6th May 2014 1:46 pm GMT

Bally Technologies has signed a deal to become the exclusive enterprise-wide systems provider for casino operator Golden Nugget, which will enable player marketing integration across all channels including land-based casinos, online and mobile gaming, as well as affiliated restaurants.

Bally has expanded its partnership to include all five of Golden Nugget’s gaming properties in the US, including its properties in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, and a soon-to-be-opened casino resort in Louisiana.

Bally already provides the technology for Golden Nugget’s recently launched real-money gaming site in New Jersey.

In total, Bally's systems offerings will be connected to nearly 6,400 slots and table games across four states, while the company’s solutions will be customized to be integrated with the Golden Nugget "Select Club" patron-loyalty program at more than 440 restaurants nationwide (in addition to the five casino resorts).

This will enable Golden Nugget to have a singular view of its patrons, no matter where they are dining or playing.

Bally president and CEO Ramesh Srinivasan said the company has had an “important partnership” with Golden Nugget for many years, with the casino operator becoming Bally’s first customer of its open-architecture iGaming platform.

“Our partnership with Golden Nugget continues to drive our Systems and Interactive technology solutions towards our vision for a common single view of the player,” said Srinivasan. “We are laser focused in our desire to provide Golden Nugget with solutions which enable player marketing integration across all the channels of consumption, including their land-based casinos, online wagering, mobile wagering, and affiliated restaurants.

“Our highly configurable Systems and Interactive solutions will provide Golden Nugget the exact solution combinations they need. We are very grateful and proud of our Golden Nugget partnership.”

In addition to the Bally systems already installed at the Golden Nugget properties in Atlantic City and Biloxi, Bally will replace a competitor's systems at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas and the Golden Nugget Laughlin. Bally also plans to install its systems at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles, which is scheduled to open later this year.

“We believe Bally's robust technology can meet our aggressive goals moving forward and position us best to continue offering a high-end experience at our restaurants and resorts," said Golden Nugget chairman, CEO Tilman Fertitta. “We are confident Bally is best suited to take our loyalty and tracking programs to the next level, while continuously helping us meet our revenue goals quickly. Bally's fresh new lineup of game titles will also bring a new level of excitement to our casino floors.”

Golden Nugget has selected an expansive array of Bally's state-of-the-art systems solutions, including SDS, CMP, iVIEW Display Manager (DM), Elite Bonusing Suite, Business Intelligence, Promotional Kiosk, Service Tracking Manager, TableView, and CoolSign.

Bally has also signed an agreement to provide its latest slot games to the properties, including new titles featured on the new ALPHA 2 Pro Wave cabinet and powerful Quick Hit content on the ALPHA 2 Pro Curve cabinet. Among the Bally licensed premium titles to be featured at Golden Nugget properties will be TITANIC, The Magic of David Copperfield, and ZZ Top Live From Texas.

Shares in Bally Technologies Inc (Co. Data) (NYSE:BYI) are currently trading up 0.33 per cent at $62.10 per share in New York in early trading this morning.

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