Zona de Azar Estados Unidos – Se canceló la venta de la red OnGame a Shuffle Master.

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Estados Unidos.- 28 de Junio del 2012 www.zonadeazar.com bwin.party ha emitido una nota de prensa, a la que accedemos vía eGR, en la que comunican que la venta de la red Ongame a la compañía estadounidense Shuffle Master se ha cancelado “de mutuo acuerdo”.

El pasado 6 de marzo se hacía público el acuerdo por el que Shuffle Master adquiriría la plataforma de juego Ongame por 19,5 millones de euros más 10 millones de euros adicionales si el mercado del poker online en Estados Unidos, el gran objetivo de la operación para Shuffle Master, se abría en los próximos cinco años.

Bet&Win, la anterior denominación de bwin, había adquirido la red Ongame en 2005 por 473 millones de euros. Ahora se cancela la operación por la que la empresa se desharía de uno de sus activos innecesarios ya que su principal plataforma de poker online en estos momentos es PartyGaming. bwin.party anuncia la reapertura de contactos con otras empresas que en su momento consideraron la compra de Ongame.

¿Podría ser este movimiento una señal de que la apertura del mercado USA no está tan próxima como podría parecer hace unos meses? ¿O bien simplemente se debe a un cambio de estrategia de desarrollo de producto de Shuffle Master.

Fuente: Poker-Red

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Zona de Azar Australia – Aristocrat, Shuffle Master y Ongame: un equipo estratégico.

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Australia. 12 de junio de 2012. www.zonadeazar.com Aristocrat Technologies se unió estratégicamente a Shuffle Master y Ongame Network a fin de ofrecer dentro de la plataforma “Aristocrat´s iGaming (nLive) la posibilidad de jugar el póker premier.  Según lo arreglado, Aristocrat habilitará el contenido de Ongame para sus clientes del casino y de esta manera atraer a los más de 30 propietarios del juego ya incluidos en la plataforma nLive.

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Zona de Azar Estados Unidos – Shuffle Master “baraja” la compra Ongame en u$s 20 mill.

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Estados Unidos .- Jueves 16 de Febrero del 2012 www.zonadeazar.com La empresa estadounidense fabricante de barajadores automáticos y otros dispositivos relacionados con el poker en los casinos Shuffle Master se postula como favorita para la compra de la red Ongame, propiedad de bwin.party y en proceso de venta desde hace muchos meses.

Según la prensa británica, vía GoodbodyShuffle Master, compañía cotiza en el índice Nasdaq de empresas tecnológicas, cerrará el acuerdo en unos 20 millones de dólares y se ha adelantado en las negociaciones a otras empresas norteamericanas con la vista puesta en la previsible futura apertura del mercado del poker online USA como Bally oWWS.

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Zona de Azar Estados Unidos – “Shuffle Master” el gran ganador en los Juegos de Mesa.

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Estados Unidos Dakota.- 6 de Febrero del 2012 www.zonadeazar.com La Administración Casino EnterpriseManagement se enorgullece en anunciar los ganadores  de los productos para Juegos de Mesa del 2012.

Lanzado por primera vez este año para honrar a la innovación en los juegos de mesa, estos premios honran a siete productos excepcionales que representan distintas categorías. Un panel de jueces se reunió con la tarea de evaluar los materiales nominados para decidir los ganadorores.

Estos jueces seleccionados fueron: Julie Allen, director de cumplimiento normativo, Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City, Rosemarie Cook, vicepresidente de juegos de mesa, SugarHouse Casino, Wendy Reeve, director de operaciones de casino, Sycuan Casino, Phyllis Seguin, director de juegos de mesa , Caesars Windsor, Jim Ward, vicepresidente corporativo de juegos de mesa, de Station Casinos, y Martin Watson, asociado senior, New World Gaming.

Las empresas ganadoras y sus productos por categoría son :

• Mejor Innovación electrónica:

Shuffle Master

Operador de área de juegos de mesa

• Los mejores:

Shuffle Master

“6 Bonus Card” o tres Hand Poker

•  Mejor Juego de Mesa  tradicional:

DEQ Systems Corp.

EZ Baccarat ™

• Dispositivos de juego de Mesa:

Shuffle Master

i-Verify

• Mejor juego de mesa híbrido::

TCSJOHNHUXLEY

MultiPLAY Sistema

• Mejor productos de protección en juegos de Mesa:

Shuffle Master

MD-3 Mezcla

• Mejor Juego de Mesa de Gestión del sistema:

TCSJOHNHUXLEY

Sala de juego en vivo

“Estamos muy entusiasmados con nuestra serie de premios por primera vez en honor a los productos de la industria de juegos de mesa”, dijo Peter Mead, editor de la Administración del Casino Enterprise. “Cada uno de los ganadores es merecedora de la distinción, y fue una competencia muy estrecha, lo cual dice mucho  de los fabulosos productos que se producen para los juegos de mesa. ”

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Zona de Azar – Shuffle Master reports higher earnings.

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Las Vegas.- www.zonadeazar.com Shuffle Master, a Las Vegas-based maker of card shufflers and gambling equipment, on Thursday said its first-quarter earnings rose, helped by strong recurring-revenue growth in nearly all product segments.

In a statement, Shuffle Master said it had net income of $4.8 million, or 9 cents per share, for the three months ended Jan. 31, compared with net income of $3.7 million, or 7 cents per share, a year earlier.

The latest results topped the 8-cents-per-share earnings estimate of analysts polled by Yahoo Finance.

Revenue rose 8.7 percent to a first-quarter record $43.8 million from $40.3 million.

The company said it achieved a record lease installed base of 7,344 shufflers in the quarter, a 28 percent increase in units year over year. Shuffle Master said about 410 new leases were recorded in the first quarter

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Zona de Azar – Shuffle Master Inc For the fiscal year, the company earned $23.1 million.

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Las Vegas.- Casino equipment maker Shuffle Master Inc. said Thursday that its fourth-quarter net income fell 8 percent, dragged down by a legal settlement and financing costs.

The company, which makes automatic card shufflers, chip sorters and other equipment, said its net income in the quarter that ended Oct. 31 was $5.7 million, or 10 cents per share, compared with $6.2 million, or 12 cents per share, a year earlier.

The results included a charge of 3 cents per share for a legal settlement that covered licensing fees to Prime Table Games and a penny per share for financing costs under a previous credit agreement.

Analysts expected Shuffle Master to report net income of 13 cents per share, excluding such one-time charges so the results met analyst estimates.

Revenue rose 7 percent to $58.6 million, boosted by a 12 percent gain in lease, royalty and service revenue, which accounts for nearly half the company’s sales. Analysts expected $54.6 million.

For the fiscal year, the company earned $23.1 million, or 43 cents per share, compared with $15 million, or 28 cents per share, a year ago. Revenue rose to $201.3 million from $179.4 million.

The shares rose 41 cents, or 3.7 percent, to end regular trading at $11.58.

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Fuente. : Associated Press

Zona de Azar – Ex CEO de Shuffle Master incluído en el Salón de la Fama del Juego.

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Las Vegas .- Tim Parrott, ex CEO de Shuffle Master y uno de los principales líderes de la industria del juego en los últimos 20 años, fue incluido póstumamente en el Salón de la Fama del Juego esta semana durante una ceremonia especial realizada en la Global Gaming Expo. “Tim trajo su energía vibrante y creativa a muchos sectores de nuestro negocio en los últimos años y fue uno de los ejecutivos más querido y respetado en el negocio”, dijo Frank Fahrenkopf, Presidente y CEO de la AGA.

Fuente: AGA

Zona de Azar – Tim Parrott inducted into Gaming Hall of Fame.

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Las Vegas.- Tim Parrott, former CEO of Shuffle Master and one of the foremost leaders of the gaming industry for the past 20 years, was posthumously inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame this week during a special ceremony held at Global Gaming Expo. “Tim brought his vibrant and creative energy to so many sectors of our business over the years and was one of the most well-liked and respected executives in the business,” said Frank Fahrenkopf, president and CEO of the AGA.

Fuente: AGA SmartBrief

Zona de Azar – Leap Forward Gaming, Inc. Announces Strategic Alliance With Shuffle Master, Inc.

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Reno.- November 12, 2010 – Leap Forward Gaming, Inc. (LFG) of Reno, Nev. announced today that they have formed a strategic alliance with Shuffle Master, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SHFL) (”Shuffle Master”). Through this strategic alliance, two distinct leaders in the gaming industry come together to bring operators and manufacturers worldwide an unmatched solution integrating the best products and content from Shuffle Master with the leading wireless technology offerings and solutions from Leap Forward Gaming.

“Operators are asking vendors to collaborate to address industry needs that will drive efficiency and their ability to do more with less. Shuffle Master and Leap Forward share a vision that the gaming floor of the future will be wireless, which allows for new opportunities and both companies are committed to working together to achieve this vision,” said Ali Saffari, CEO of Leap Forward Gaming. “Our groundbreaking, patented, highly-secure wireless technology provides Shuffle Master with the ability to seamlessly offer new levels of connectivity throughout the casino floor in an economical way.”

“Shuffle Master is committed to partnering with best-in-class companies to help solve important industry problems,” said Jim Jackson, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Shuffle Master. “Leap Forward’s wireless technology complements our table products and machines.  Our initial area of collaboration will focus on wireless progressive solutions for the casino floor. We strongly believe that the combination of LFG’s wireless technology and Shuffle Master’s innovation will redefine the way gaming properties interact with their customers.”

The first innovative product of a multi-phase effort from the collaboration is expected to be available to the gaming industry in spring 2011.

Leap Forward Gaming was founded by highly-respected gaming technology leader Ali Saffari, who is the driving force behind the company. Saffari has been credited with the creation and development of revolutionary products and some of the most widely-accepted and profitable technologies in the industry.

About Leap Forward Gaming, Inc.

Leap Forward Gaming, Inc. (LFG) specializes in the innovation, development, design, manufacture, and operation of wireless communication systems. LFG’s wireless solutions and applications provide enhanced value to players, operators, and manufacturers in gaming and non-gaming industries. LFG’s multi-disciplined team of gaming industry professionals has more than 250 years combined gaming experience, with a portfolio of issued and pending worldwide patents, developing creative and groundbreaking wireless technologies. Leap Forward Gaming is headquartered in Reno, NV. For more information on LFG, please visit www.leapforwardgaming.com or call 775-323-5327.

About Shuffle Master, Inc.

Shuffle Master, Inc. is a gaming supply company specializing in providing its casino customers with improved profitability, productivity and security, as well as popular and cutting-edge gaming entertainment content, through value-add products in four distinct categories: Utility products which include automatic card shuffler, roulette chip sorters and intelligent table system modules, Proprietary Table Games which include live table game tournaments, Electronic Table Systems which include various e-Table game platforms and Electronic Gaming Machines which include traditional video slot machines for select markets. The Company is included in the S&P Smallcap 600 Index.  Information about the Company and its products can be found on the Internet at www.shufflemaster.com.

Fuente: Zona de Azar

Zona de Azar – Shuffle Master announces changes in leadership.

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EE.UU Las Vegas.- There’s been another change in the executive ranks at Las Vegas-based casino supplier Shuffle Master Inc.

The maker of card shufflers and other gaming equipment on Monday said Chief Operating Officer David Lopez will serve as interim CEO and will join the board of directors while the board of directors continues its search for a permanent CEO.

Lopez succeeds board member Phillip Peckman, who had been chairman of the board and on April 26 was named interim CEO.

Peckman was named interim CEO because the deteriorating health of Timothy J. Parrott resulted in Parrott no longer serving as CEO or on the board of directors. Parrott died in May.

Also on Monday, Shuffle Master said Garry W. Saunders was appointed permanent chairman of the board. He had served as interim non-executive chairman since April 26.

Peckman remains on the board.

Linster Fox, executive vice president and chief financial officer, said in an interview Tuesday that the changes were made by the board as a new fiscal year began Monday and there was a desire to have an operating executive at the helm while the board continued its search for a permanent CEO.

“The board deeply appreciates Phillip Peckman’s service as interim chief executive officer during an important time for the company,” Saunders said in a statement.

Lopez has served as president of Shuffle Master Americas, president of the utility division and executive director of product management, launching numerous products during his 12 years with the company.

Fuente: Steve Green