Nevada-based slot machine manufacturer International Game Technology (IGT) announced that it has signed a deal to provide slot machines and systems to Baha Mar Casino and Hotel in the Bahamas.
The company said it would install more than 500 slot machines and its casino management system sbX Floor Manager at the property. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The casino hotel is to be managed by Bill Weidner’s Global Gaming Asset Management LLC. It will feature what is being promoted as “the largest casino” in the Caribbean, at 100,000 square feet (9,290 sq metres), plus a 1,000-room hotel.
IGT said in a press release last week that the Baha Mar Casino and Hotel is “slated to open in March 2015”.
“Baha Mar will welcome guests with a slot floor comprised of nearly 50 percent IGT games and a deployment of IGT’s results-driven casino management system, sbX Floor Manager,” the firm said.
Baha Mar Casino and Hotel will be part of the US$3.5-billion Baha Mar resort. The complex also will include a 700-room Grand Hyatt, a 300-room SLS LUX, and a 200-room Rosewood.
“We’re thrilled to bring so many IGT games in combination with our innovative systems to such an esteemed casino project,” said Tim Shortall, IGT vice president of eastern region sales.
IGT is being acquired by Italy-based lottery provider GTech Holdings SpA for US$6.4 billion. The deal is expected to close on April 7 and the combined companies will be branded as International Game Technology Plc.
Genting Malaysia Bhd – part of the Genting Bhd conglomerate that invests globally in casinos – last month announced plans to expand its own majority-owned casino hotel venue in the Bahamas.
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