Macau’s 21st casino – Galaxy’s Grand Waldo - selects KISS Casino Management System
Adelaide, South Australia – June 8, 2006
The Galaxy Entertainment Group has chosen the KISS casino management system at the Grand Waldo Casino, Macau, to manage almost 170 gaming tables in 16 individually themed VIP lounges and two extensive main gaming floors.
The Grand Waldo Casino and Grand Waldo Hotel, the first integrated entertainment resort to start operating in Cotai, opened May 22, 2006. The Casino comprises 168 gaming tables, in addition to two electronic gaming areas with 310 slot machines.
“We are very pleased with the performance of the KISS system in our three other casinos here in Macau, so it was a logical decision to select KISS for the smooth operation of our table gaming activities at the new Grand Waldo,” said Mr Gary Woollard, Galaxy Casino Manager.
The KISS table gaming software solution developed by Australian casino management firm International Casino Services, is now the preferred system in all of the Galaxy CityClub casinos.
Mr Brian Feetham, Chairman, International Casino Services Pty. Ltd., said, “We are delighted to once again supply our casino management system to the Galaxy Entertainment Group”.
“Given the success of Galaxy’s gaming properties and their continuing revenue growth, we believe our KISS casino management system is well positioned as the ideal solution for Macau casino operators”.
Regarded as the epicenter of gaming in Asia, the latest data indicates that Macau now has 1650 gaming tables compared to only 339 at the end of 2002. According to analysts, the number of tables is expected to reach 4,000 by 2009 and there will be 15 new casinos. Experts believe that by the year 2010, casinos in Macau could generate between US$12 billion to $16 billion in annual gaming revenue.
In addition to the Waldo, Grand Waldo, Rio and President casinos, the Hong Kong-based and publicly listed Galaxy Entertainment Group plans to open two more properties by 2008 – the flagship StarWorld and Cotai Mega Resort.
“KISS is a powerful and adaptable table gaming solution, for both small and large table gaming operations,” explained Mr Feetham. “With comprehensive player tracking, advanced commission play management, cash desk software and detailed analytical tools that both casino management and regulators need”.
The KISS package was developed specifically for gambling operations such as Galaxy’s, with a strong focus on security and highly efficient chip movement control, table gaming reporting, non-negotiable transactions, junket commission reporting, surveillance and cash desk modules. KISS has undergone a major development over the past two years, and now incorporates touch-screen technology and RFID chip reading devices.
KISS, available exclusively through Australian-based International Casino Services, has been installed across a number of jurisdictions since first developed in 1991, including casinos in Macau, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Tahiti, the Philippines, Australia, Cambodia, Russia, Tinian, and numerous cruise ships.
For further information contact Laurence Hawke at International Casino Services Pty Ltd, email
[email protected] or phone +618 8233 5859.