Nova Guard Chip Protect has the identical feel, weight and quality finish as normal Matsui chips, but with antimicrobial material added in the plastic rim and centre decal whilst still allowing all the same security features and additional design options that can be tailored to individual casinos.
The chips have been extensively tested and certified in “highly specialized” Japanese laboratories.
“We are very excited to introduce our new gaming chips with added Nova Guard material. Since the start of the global pandemic now over six months ago, we have worked very hard and invested a lot to develop and prepare this product for mass production,” said Managing Director of Matsui Asia, Shigeki Machida.
“Whilst the pandemic was moving rapidly from Asia to Europe and then to the Americas, we have seen and spoken with numerous casinos who had started using their own methods of cleaning and sterilizing chips, from antiviral sprays to Ultraviolet Sterilizers,” Machida added.
“Although they may be a temporary solution, they do not come without risk of damaging the individual chip’s material strength but also changing the chip colors over prolonged use. Our Nova Guard Chip Protect chips will not require any such process or carry that risk as the chips’ own active antimicrobial properties are an inbuilt protection to stop the spread of viruses,” he concluded.