Scientific Games Corporation announced it has signed an agreement with the Rank Group Plc. to supply Rank with its Operator Wide Area Progressive System for table games at its casinos in the United Kingdom.
It will be the world’s largest table-game wide-area progressive jackpot to be offered by a single operator.
The Rank Group, which is the largest casino group in Europe, chose Scientific Games as its preferred business partner to install the WAP system on its blackjack tables. The initial rollout covers 21 tables in 10 casinos across the U.K., with 86 more progressive tables to be installed by the end of this year.
Overall, the progressive jackpot will be offered on 107 tables in 53 properties, a world record in table-game progressives.
The Scientific Games Operator Wide Area Progressive System for table games brings the life-changing progressive jackpot experience of the slot floor to the pit.
“We are excited to embark on a new partnership with Scientific Games,” said Kevin Grahame, head of table gaming for the Rank Group. “We chose to upgrade our existing blackjack tables with the Shuffle Master Operator Wide Area Progressive system for table games, as we believe this unique progressive solution will add tremendous gaming excitement for our customers to our live game tables, and this in turn will help drive our revenues.
“Scientific Games is the only supplier we have encountered who is able to link progressive jackpots across multiple properties, leading to faster incrementing and more frequent jackpot wins.”
Rank has been a strong business partner with Scientific Games ever since the first shuffler was introduced on the market. The group deploys a broad range of Shuffle Master branded table products—shufflers (one2six, MD3, DeckMate) and a vast array of proprietary table games (House Money, Ultimate Texas Hold’Em, Free Bet Blackjack and more).
“We are extremely proud to expand our longstanding partnership with Rank,” said Marco Herrera, vice president and marketing director (EMEA) for Scientific Games. “The opportunity to provide Rank properties with our Operator Wide Area Progressive technology for table games on such a large scale is amazing.
“Our mission is to make gaming more exciting for players, which in turn benefits our customers, and the Operator Wide Area Progressive technology for table games does just that. By enabling greater action across so many properties, the progressive jackpots quickly climb to very appealing levels.”
Scientific Games’ Operator Wide Area Progressive System for table games is now available in more than 50 casinos in the United Kingdom, representing more than a third of the industry. The United Kingdom has the largest live casino gaming industry in Europe.