Casino de la Vallée has signed a long-term Preferred Partnership Agreement with Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), a Crane Co. Company. Under the agreement, the Italian operator will continue to specify the SC Advance note acceptor on all new and replacement slot machines.

Casino de la Vallee, also known as Casino Saint Vincent, first began using SC note acceptors from CPI back in June 2008. Ezio Diemoz, slot manager, remembers noting an immediate and positive difference from day one:

“Our previous note acceptors were very sensitive to dirt,” he said. “They simply couldn’t perform in our smoking room without jamming and rejecting notes, and the player experience was really suffering. When we switched to CPI, though, we finally got the great acceptance we were looking for. The SC note acceptors run like clockwork even when our smoking room is at maximum occupancy. Now we’re getting the highest level of performance across our entire floor, and our players are happier than ever.”

Many customers who have switched to CPI have reported similar performance issues with their previous note acceptors – especially in challenging operating environments like smoking rooms. SC Advance was specifically created to resolve these challenges. Imbued with highly engineered mechanics and outstanding sensing technology, SC Advance takes performance to the next level, delivering the industry’s highest acceptance rate for street grade notes – including those that are dirty, damp, crinkled or torn. And, with its expansive memory and leading-edge security algorithms, SC Advance meets even the highest demands for reliability and fraud protection.

“For nine years now, we have been asking slot suppliers to fit CPI into our machines” said Diemoz. “Signing the Preferred Partnership Agreement is important to us as it formalizes an already well-established procedure. Now, we look forward to many more years of excellent products and service from CPI. That being said, we warmly recommend the SC Advance. It stands out as – by far – the most reliable and easy-to-maintain note acceptor in the market.”

“We are thrilled to reaffirm our already strong relationship with Casino de la Vallée”, explained Anette Jauch, CPI sales director – EMEA Gaming. “Their management have confirmed to us that more than 90% of their slot machines are now fitted with CPI – and that number continues to grow. This is a great testimony to the quality of SC Advance and the difference it makes for our customers and their players.”