The company's table progressive product suite includes two unique platforms: AGS' wheel-based Bonus Spin and STAX, which features industry-leading games like Blackjack Match, Royal 9 Baccarat Progressive, and Super 4 Progressive Blackjack. These products, installed and driving revenue and player engagement in casinos across the United States, now number more than 1,000, with many orders planned throughout 2019.
AGS Senior Vice President of Table Products, John Hemberger, said: "The growth of our progressive installed base has been phenomenal, especially considering that we only launched our table-game division in 2014 and had to build a development team, product portfolio, and sales team from the ground up.”
“The fact that we have been able to reach this level of success so quickly is a true testament to the strength of our customer relationships and their outstanding confidence in AGS; we truly appreciate their support and will continue to innovate in partnership with our customers," Hemberger added.
Foxwoods Resort Casino Vice President of Table Games Wayne Theiss, commented: "The AGS team delivers innovation, partnership, and outstanding customer service and has helped us add new levels of excitement to our casino floor. We look forward to working with AGS' creative, dynamic team to further enhance our table-game revenues through new progressive features that focus on delivering even more value to our table-games players."
Hemberger said there is a growing demand for table progressives to enhance the game-play experience by creating more scenarios where players can win. "Table-game progressives are very attractive to players because with a relatively small additional wager or side bet, a player has the chance to win a life-changing prize. And even the smaller, more frequently hitting jackpots are tremendously fun for players because there's an inherent feeling of luck and the jackpot win itself creates palpable excitement in the pit that the winner and those around them experience."
One of the key drivers of AGS' table progressive recent success has been the award-winning STAX table-game progressive platform, which offers dynamic links to multi-level and must-hit-by jackpots.
Later in 2019, through a new feature called Golden Seat, AGS is expanding the capabilities of its STAX system to directly market to players and provide customizable rewards. The company is also launching Bonus Spin Xtreme, an innovative wheel-based community or player-envy experience in which all the players who have wagered the side bet win a secondary award.