Posted on June 11, 2010 at 5:00 AM UTC
(June 11, 2010 – Arlington Heights, IL) After nearly four years of intense research and development, Incredible Technologies (IT) has cause for celebration. Magic Touch® – the company's innovative collection of Class-III video slot, poker and keno games – recently received a variety of meaningful accolades while undergoing its test period in various casinos this spring. From solid floor earnings to industry recognition, preliminary results are proving that IT's diversification from amusement games to casino gaming has been a promising investment so far.
"Our organization is founded on talented people with big ideas," said Elaine Hodgson, the company's president and CEO, "and I've learned the best ideas require the biggest risks. To be able to celebrate some victories this early on as a new manufacturer in the gaming industry is motivational to our entire team."
Suburban-Chicago based Incredible Technologies is the largest US developer and manufacturer of coin-operated video games, most widely recognized for its flagship product, Golden Tee® Golf. As the company celebrates its 25-year anniversary this summer, it officially adds Magic Touch to its catalog as both "available now" and "award winning."
Casino operators and industry executives recently honored the Magic Touch collection and its innovative Versatile Volatility™ feature as a top-20 "Most Innovative Gaming Technology Product of the Year" at the 2010 Gaming Technology Summit – an event hosted by Casino Journal and the BNP Media Gaming Group. Versatile Volatility – the gaming innovation that allows players to select their preferred volatility – asks players "How do you like to win?™" This technology has been testing on Magic Touch video slot games at select casino partners, including popular tribal casinos in southern California, cruise ships and Harrah's Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN.
Following its successful test period, IT is now officially taking orders for Magic Touch in select U.S. markets; including tribal gaming in California, Michigan and Wisconsin, in addition to state gaming in Illinois and Indiana. Since receiving its first approval by Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) in November, the company continues to seek additional regional certifications for its expanding product line and will open it to additional markets as those certifications are issued.
"Magic Touch has passed the test – it's engaging players with its innovation and most importantly, it's earning!" exclaimed Hodgson. "Whether in amusement games or casino, this is what our company is driven to do and now we're ready to prove ourselves on casino floors across the country."
In addition to her leadership efforts as President/CEO of Incredible Technologies, Hodgson was also recently recognized for her role in the gaming industry as a "Rising Star" in the Great Women in Gaming program conducted by Casino Enterprise Management Magazine. The award - voted on by a panel of 10 of the most influential women in gaming – marks another milestone for the company as it makes its entre into the casino gaming industry. "Being awarded this distinction is an amazing honor," said Hodgson. "But my success is just a reflection of the creative and talented co-workers that surround me."
About Incredible Technologies
Incredible Technologies is located in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois and specializes in the design and development of entertainment product for on-premise amusement, Class-III casino gaming, mobile entertainment and casual home console industries. Incredible Technologies is the largest manufacturer of coin-operated video games in the United States with its flagship product, Golden Tee Golf, recognized as the most-successful pay-to-play video game in history.
Incredible Technologies is a certified Women's Business Enterprise.
For more information visit www.itcasinogames.com.