Premium performance: AGS sees strong orders for Orion cabinet

Premium performance: AGS sees strong orders for Orion cabinet

Monday, July 31, 2017 Posted by James Walker
The company launched its premium Orion cabinet in May

Less than three months after its launch, AGS has announced that its latest premium slot cabinet, Orion, has already surpassed performance and sales expectations.

According to the Las Vegas-based casino equipment manufacturer, more than 350 Orion units have been installed since it launched in May, and nearly 700 more installations are scheduled over the coming months.

This success, says AGS, has been fuelled by Orion’s performance during field trials and the growing popularity of the company’s core cabinet, Icon, which was released last year.

“In just over 60 days, we’ve signed agreements for more than 1,000 Orion units and we couldn’t be more energised about its performance and momentum,” said David Lopez, president and CEO of AGS.

“Orion’s success speaks to our obsession with getting the details right with new hardware and creating games gamblers love to play.”

Available in both Class II and Class III formats, Orion features a 42-inch LCD HD touchscreen portrait monitor and 498 full-colour LED lights that encircle it.

The premium slot cabinet is powered by a dynamic library of high-performing game content, including Fu Nan Fu Nu, River Dragons, Wolf Queen and Winter of the Dragons.

“California is probably the strongest market overall in terms of Orion performance,” Julia Boguslawski, chief marketing officer for AGS, told “We are also seeing impressive win-per-day in Nevada and Oklahoma.

“Our most successful game on Orion, Fu Nan Fu Nu, is considered a medium-high volatility game, which appeals more to core gamblers – as opposed to a low volatility game designed for maximising a player’s time on device.”

Boguslawski added: “The success of Fu Nan Fu Nu is due to the fact that Asian-themed games are very popular in the market right now, and also because the math on this game is designed in a way where the players realise pretty quickly that they’ve got a real chance at winning something big.”

Totally Gaming says: Following the successful launch of the Icon cabinet last year, AGS’ foray into the premium gaming category is already making waves across North America. While this is partly due to the striking cabinet design, Orion is backed up with the company’s wide range of top-performing titles, and this will no doubt ensure the slot’s ongoing success throughout 2017 and beyond.

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