RENO, NV--(Marketwire - Jul 9, 2012) - Leap Forward Gaming, Inc. (LFG), a leader in providing gaming industry solutions, announced today that it has received regulatory approval by the State of Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) for its SaffariNet® wireless ecosystem technology for use in gaming machines and systems after recently completing a successful field trial at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, a hotel/casino facility in Reno, Nevada.
"We are very pleased to receive approval from the NGCB and are especially proud of the fact that the State of Nevada was the first jurisdiction in the nation to approve our industry-changing wireless technology," said Ali Saffari, LFG CEO. "As a leading progressive operator, the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa was the perfect partner to field trial and showcase our new technology. With this approval, LFG is now in a position to bring our patented wireless ecosystem and its real-time data-driven features to all Nevada gaming properties. NGCB approval is a significant first step along the road as we continue to pursue approvals in gaming jurisdictions around the world."
John Farahi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Monarch Casino & Resort, added, "The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa has always embraced leading-edge technology that provides our players with added value and improves operational efficiencies. We believe that the SaffariNet® ecosystem has great promise for both our Reno and Black Hawk properties and look forward to our continued partnership with LFG."
SaffariNet® is the next evolution in the gaming industry, allowing operators to simply plug their gaming machines into a power source, instantly connecting the casino floor in real-time to multiple systems. SaffariNet® provides a low-cost, highly-secure wireless system incorporating Channel Blanket technology for high availability.
Named as one of the "Top Ten Slot Floor Products for 2012" that drive revenue on the slot floor in Casino Enterprise Management's sixth annual Slot Floor Technology Awards, the SaffariNet® ecosystem empowers operators with unprecedented levels of connectivity between their machines, associated peripherals, and their rapidly evolving casino network infrastructure and applications, providing enhanced multimedia content for players. SaffariNet® coexists independently with all existing commercial casino wireless systems, regardless of the wireless manufacturer.
About Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. MCRI, through its subsidiary Golden Road Motor Inn, Inc., owns and operates the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, a hotel/casino facility in Reno, Nevada which features approximately 61,000 square feet of casino space; 824 guest rooms; eight food outlets; two espresso and pastry bars; a 30,000 square-foot health spa and salon with an enclosed year-round pool; two retail outlets offering clothing and traditional gift shop merchandise; an 8,000 square-foot family entertainment center; and approximately 52,000 square feet of banquet, convention and meeting room space. The casino features approximately 1,450 slot and video poker machines; approximately 38 table games, including blackjack, craps, roulette, and others; a race and sports book; a 24-hour live keno lounge and a poker room. The Company and its predecessors have operated a facility on the Atlantis site since 1972.
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.
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