Slot machines ordered; Class II casinos explained — Glendale Star

The Tohono O’odham Nation took another step toward opening day for the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino. Its job fair held Sept. 28 drew 3,000 applicants. Officials said 400 of those applicants were hired on site and will be working when the casino opens in December.

The slot machines have been ordered from Konami’s SYNKROS Casino Management System out of Las Vegas.

Don Ayers, director of slots at Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, said, “It’s just the beginning, but with SYNKROS at the core, we have access to a number of important industry-leading technology features down the road, like SYNKiosk and Advanced Incentives bonusing.”

Features that frequent casino patrons may find familiar is the SYNKiosk self-service enrollment stations, which allows them to create and/or reprint their valid player loyalty card in under 60 seconds. Other promotions and bonus activities will be offered at the new casino.

With the move to Class II slot machines, some people may be asking how they are different from Class III machines.

If looking at two slot machines, side by side, how can you tell which one is Class II and which is Class III? In Class II, all it takes is a look at the slot machine screen. There is a one-inch picture of a bingo card in the bottom left corner. Externally, a player cannot tell the difference. Inside is a different game.

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