LAS VEGAS, June 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Galaxy Gaming, Inc. (OTC:GLXZ) was the big winner in Casino Enterprise Management Magazine's International Table Game Awards for 2013, with two of its games gaining top recognition from one of the industry's most esteemed publications. Only six awards were presented and Galaxy Gaming outdistanced all other competitors by winning the top two awards pertaining to casino table games. Galaxy's High Card Flush was named "Best Traditional Table Game" and the Company's 21+3 Classic was awarded "Best Side Bet."
"It is an honor to receive these awards, particularly in light of the caliber of the professionals who judged the entries," stated Robert B. Saucier, CEO of Galaxy Gaming. The Las Vegas-based company is the world's second-largest developer, manufacturer and distributor of cutting-edge products for the casino industry, including casino table games, enhanced game systems, e-Tables and on-line gaming. "Being recognized by industry leaders is very meaningful to our Company because it supports validation of our continuing commitment to setting industry standards," continued Mr. Saucier. "We're particularly pleased that both games were recognized as exceptionally player-friendly. We design all our games with a focus on the consumer first and it is no doubt a special ingredient in our success."
High Card Flush is a completely new and unique table game that was acquired by Galaxy late last year. Casino Enterprise Management wrote that the game is "simple to understand, fun to play and with patron-pleasing payouts," while other judges praised its "promising, interesting" character and that "this game is very easy to learn and easy to play." In addition to this most recent award, High Card Flush has also received high accolades from another well-respected industry publication, Casino Journal, which named it "Best New Table Game" in its annual contest in December 2012. Additionally, High Card Flush was recognized as the star performer of the Global Gaming Expo held in Las Vegas last October.
Beta testing of High Card Flush commenced during an initial incubation period in ten casinos beginning last January. Upon successful completion of the test, Galaxy released the game for commercialization in April. Galaxy executives revealed that High Card Flush is now sweeping the country and will soon be available to casinos internationally.
In winning the award for Best Side Bets, 21+3 Classic was noted for an exceptional "straightforward nature," with Casino Enterprise Management's judges concluding, "What the game does do is add excitement by bringing together two of the best known and most played games on the casino floor." [Blackjack and Three Card Poker]
Galaxy Gaming acquired 21+3 Classic as a result of its acquisition of Prime Table Game's assets in October 2011. At the time of the acquisition there were 272 of the 21+3 Classic games in play worldwide. Since the acquisition, Galaxy has placed over 1,000 additional tables of 21+3 Classic and its sister game, 21+3 Extreme.
Responding to the rapid deployment of 21+3, Galaxy's CEO, Robert Saucier stated, "For many years, our Lucky Ladies game has been recognized as the number one table game in the world. 21+3 is now number two, thereby placing Galaxy Gaming in the enviable position of owning the number one and number two games globally. Whereas Lucky Ladies took ten years to achieve its number one ranking, after examining our current backlog, we believe 21+3 will surpass the success of Lucky Ladies later this year. Due to its substantially higher price point, we are delighted that the game is shattering all previous industry records."
About Galaxy Gaming
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Galaxy Gaming (www.galaxygaming.com) develops, manufactures and distributes innovative proprietary table games, state-of-the-art electronic wagering platforms and enhanced bonusing systems to land-based, riverboat, cruise ships and on-line casinos worldwide.
CONTACT: Galaxy Gaming Robert Saucier, CEO Gary Vecchiarelli, CFO (702) 939-3254
Source:Galaxy Gaming, Inc.