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Your Tik-Tik to Success

Posted by Tony Glanville on 24 November 2017 | 0 Comments

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RLMS Sales and manufacturer Birthday Blaster have been working together on an exciting concept that successfully combines two of the most popular arcade genres to add a thrilling new dimension to a variety of locations. TIK-KIT is a self-contained redemption unit that can be fitted to enhance four, six, eight and 12-player straight-bed pushers and comes in three different themes; Carnival, Casino, and Pirates.
TIK-KIT comes with eye-level ticket payout, operator selectable percentage payout and LED attract mode and can be installed within one to two hours. All ticket dispensers, ticket holders, PCBs, PSU and harness are contained within the unit. TIK-KIT also includes a themed win feature linked with the coin inputs whereby the player aims to drop the coin at the right time in order to stop the lights on a winning section. Importantly, operators can have mixed beds of 2p and 10p on the same system.

RLMS Sales MD Tony Glanville explained: “The redemption market continues to be a huge driving force for growth across our industry. However the one product that is still to convert fully is the pusher. Pushers are difficult to simply renew as lots of people are very happy with their current offering and they don’t feel the need to buy a new machine to offer redemption ticket payout.

"In answer to that the team at Birthday Blaster have developed a complete self-contained robust bolt on unit that can be simply installed in location by staff. Also in addition a complete sets of matching decals can be supplied which gives the pusher a whole new look and feel. Tickets are paid out at eye level so that customers get to see everyone winning and, unlike the standard systems in the market which pays out at their feet, it is very simple to refill without all the inconvenience of removing the pusher doors.”

He added: “We installed this system onto a national operator’s 12-year-old Sonic pusher and like-for-like sales doubled. For many weeks it beat the performance of brand new pushers which have ticket payout installed. They were delighted with the performance and based on the success of TIK-KIT they purchased further upgrade kits. They invested in further TIK-KIT systems due to the fact of the healthy rate of return-on-investment and ease of operational use. We will be showing the TIK-KIT system at EAG 2018. If you are thinking about upgrading your pushers to be able to pay out redemption don’t do anything until you come and look at this system. It’s cost effective and can deliver incredible results.”

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RLMS looking forward with relish to ACOS 2017

Posted by Chris Widdowson on 5 October 2017 | 0 Comments

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RLMS Sales, the UK’s number one distribution specialist, will have a stand that’s simply brimming with innovation and variety at next week’s ACOS event. The firm, part of NOVOMATIC UK, has gone the extra mile to bring customers a showcase portfolio that has gaming, redemption and non-gaming perfectly covered.

From NOVOMATIC Group stable mate Astra, products are set to include  the 26 game compendium Hot Slotto 500 (B3); Party Slots 2  (C); the 2017 season’s sensation Batman Begins three-player (D); and the stunningly versatile Video End of Bank promotional system.

Sister company Bell-Fruit Games is also well represented with a line-up of games including Monopoly Roll Down (ticket); Golden Game three-player (C); DOND Redial (C); Batman The Dark Knight Club (B4); Emoji (ticket); and Bar X 7even (C). Completing this brilliant assemblage is a brace from Project comprising Multi Poker and Bank It Poker (C), alongside Casino King (C) from G Squared.

Key Account Manager Chris Widdowson, earmarked four BFG titles from the line-up for special attention, saying: “Monopoly Roll Down and Emoji are two exciting new debutantes for the FEC sector and they will be unveiled for the first time next week. Monopoly Roll Down is a 2p roll down game that has produced fantastic test results throughout the summer and we have high expectations of it. And in Emoji, we will be offering a first for the market with a licensed community redemption game that encourages family and friends to play together.”

He added: “We’ve also been working hard as a group on behalf of the AGC and bingo sectors. With Golden Game and Bar X 7even, BFG have brought two perennial favourites bang up to date by incorporating within them the very latest technology and added flexibility of being able to utilise the most current payment systems including note recyclers and TITO. As a result, these instantly recognisable classics that are so popular with players have been given a brand new lease of life.

“Once again we have a formidable range of games across all the main categories – effectively there is something for everyone in our line up. Whether customers are looking for the hottest licensed products or something more classic, we have all the bases covered.”

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ACOS 2017 Q&A with Tony Glanville, MD of RLMS Sales

Posted by Tony Glanville on 29 September 2017 | 0 Comments

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Q: How important is the timing of ACOS in terms of looking back on the summer period and taking stock of the market, and product performances before the large early-year trade shows?
A: The timing of ACOS is perfect. The industry has enjoyed a trade show in October for many years and it works incredibly well for several reasons. Coastal operators will have had time to take stock of the products that have performed well during the season and those that haven’t. Consequently they will be starting to train their first thoughts on what product lines they will be looking to include in their machine mix for next year.  In addition AGC, Bingo and single site customers are entering the buoyant trading period on the lead up to December and will be looking for games to complement their existing range and maximise the earning opportunity of the peak Christmas trading season.  

Q: In terms of networking, and the social aspect of the show, how does the event's timing and smaller scale benefit this?
A: We were at the debut ACOS event and from that first show, Karen Cooke and her team have and done a fantastic job in creating an important show in a great venue that has a remarkable ambience.  ACOS is not as frantic as the bigger events and it allows for a more relaxed environment with the luxury of being able to spend quality time with customers.  Primarily we want to write up business at the show, but it is also gives us the opportunity to get a vital sense check and barometer reading on the state and frame of mind of the coin op nation.  

Q: What do you perceive being the hottest talking points at the show?
A: The long overdue Triennial! When are we going to get it, what is it likely to be and what is the stake on FOBTs going to be reduced to?  We know that John White and the teams at Bacta are working and lobbying hard on behalf of the industry to obtain stake and prizes that allow us to produce entertaining and appealing products for players. Other than that the hottest talking point will be the great line up of products on the RLMS Sales stand!

Q: In broader terms, looking back over the summer and early parts of the year how has business been for RLMS, and have there been any other standout products in terms of performance? Will you be showcasing these at ACOS?
A: It has been a tough trading year for the industry per se.  There has been a significant impact on the supply chain both in terms of time and cost with the introduction within 12 months of the new polymer £5 and £10 notes and the most significant impact coming from the introduction of the new £1 coin. This has tied up operators’ funds that would otherwise have been invested on machines. More positively we have strong product coming through both on gaming and redemption from our major supply partners at Bell Fruit Games, Astra, Project and G Squared and we look forward to exhibiting the latest and greatest from them at Stamford Bridge on October 11 and 12.

Q: Given the smaller nature of the show, and by relation stand space, how did you go about choosing product to showcase at the event? What factors influenced your decision-making?
A: We aim to have a blend of tried and tested product as well as development product.  At ACOS this year we have a great line up covering all the major gaming categories and some phenomenal licensed redemption products that are real show stoppers. So make sure you get down the Old Kent Road past the water works, pass go then get over to the RLMS stand and we guarantee you will be leaving with a smiley face!

Q: Going forward, are there any particular products, or future product launches/updates you would like to draw attention to?
A: Looking further ahead from ACOS we are working with all our suppliers to identify products for 2018. Operators can rest assured we are working tirelessly to develop games that will give them the opportunity to delight their players and subsequently drive cash box income. 

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Retro styling blends with cutting edge tecnology

Posted by Jonathan Lauder on 17 August 2017 | 0 Comments

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RLMS Sales has turned the spotlight this week on a fantastic new product that could offer a much needed solution to the ongoing dilemma facing operators over their popular, but increasingly ageing legacy games. Hailing from the hugely respected Electrocoin stable, BAR-X 7even delivers all the timeless appeal of the original BAR-X phenomenon, but this time round in an ultra-reliable package that makes the most of modern technology.

From a player perspective, BAR-X 7even looks, feels and plays exactly like their favourite original, right down to the beautiful chrome cabinet and instantly familiar branding. Where Electrocoin has struck a major difference is in the build, which now utilises tried and trusted Scorpion 6 technology complete with NV9 note acceptor as standard and TITO compatibility. BAR-X 7even is available with a £25 jackpot on 25p/30p play options and is fully compliant with current technical standards.

Territory Sales Manager Jonathan Lauder explained: “The challenge for Electrocoin was to transform one of the most iconic games ever created into a contemporary product that is fit for purpose in today’s operating environment.  And they had to achieve that without losing the key ingredients that made it such a classic in the first place. BAR-X 7even does that brilliantly with its winning combination of retro styling and cutting edge technology.”

He added: “Players will continue to be delighted with a game that has no noticeable difference from the original classic, either in the way it looks or plays. Similarly, operators can be reassured that they have a fully compliant game that will be more reliable and continue to be a firm favourite for future generations of players.”

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Project Poker compendium selling fast

Posted by Chris Widdowson on 13 July 2017 | 0 Comments

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National distribution specialist RLMS Sales has turned the spotlight this week on Multi Poker, the incredible Category C Poker compendium hailing from widely acclaimed manufacturer Project. And the firm is urging operators to move fast with their orders as availability is becoming increasingly limited.

Launched in May this year, Multi Poker offers three compelling game titles that players will simply love to play. They comprise Jacks or Better, Chase the Ace Double Jackpot and Find the Lady Ultimate Gamble. Each is available on 50p/£1 stake option with a maximum payout of £100. This great looking compendium is presented in the eye-catching 100 Series cabinet on Innocore technology with a stunning 19 inch screen and NV10 note acceptor as standard.

Key Account Manager Chris Widdowson commented: “AGC and bingo operators have the perfect opportunity here to get their hands on a cracking compendium from a manufacturer that really knows and understands the game of Poker. However, they’ll need to be quick. Multi Poker has been a big seller and as a result, we only have limited availability. Get your orders in now – when they’re gone they’re gone!”

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RLMS redemption portfolio offers something for all locations

Posted by Tony Glanville on 6 July 2017 | 0 Comments

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When it comes to the redemption sector, supplying a great range of games is arguably just as much an art form as is designing and building them. To that end, RLMS Sales has been working with some of the most talented manufacturers in the business to create a redemption portfolio that will bring a splash of colour and entertainment to myriad amusement locations throughout the country.

Hailing from the Astra Games’ stable is Batman Begins Redemption, a beautifully conceived three-player that has already proved to be a big hit with players since its initial trade launch earlier this year. The game has incredible presence and walk-up appeal, especially in the multiplayer WOW cabinet which has been stunningly themed to bring the Dark Knight character to life in an arcade setting. A combination of vivid graphics, rich sound and simple game play is winning over a growing number of redemption fans who are looking for a larger than life experience.

Operators looking for an innovative twist on the redemption format should look no further than Project’s Crazy Chicken which has already gone on record as being an industry game changer. According to Project, this is the first video slot redemption product of its kind. It comes presented in three-player format with a choice of payouts, either 800 or 1,600 tickets, and stunning 3-D animated graphics.

leeds-based Concept Games is no slouch when it comes to producing highly entertaining and often iconic rebuild products across all machine categories. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that the firm has delivered a brace of excellent redemption games that will really stand out from the crowd. Both Puffing Billy and The Wizz offer a single player redemption experience at 2p play with a maximum 500 ticket payout. Each has been colourfully themed and designed to deliver a hugely engaging experience. They are housed in the Eclipse cabinet on Pluto 4 technology and benefit from the inclusion of Concept’s fast coin feed system.

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Astra Games compendium delivers new and classic titles

Posted by Jonathan Lauder on 30 June 2017 | 0 Comments

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RLMS Sales launches a brand new Cat B3 title this week that will delight players with what is unarguably the biggest and brightest palette of games currently available in the market. Hailing from Astra Games, the leading innovator in game design and manufacturing, Hot Slotto 500 comprises a 27-strong compendium of titles that span the complete spectrum of gaming experiences including casino, action, free spins, Roulette and pots.

At the very heart of this incredible compendium lies a host of top performing games such as Lucky Lady’s Charm, Party Games Slotto, Reel King Potty, Aloha Honey, Sticky Reel King and Dolphins Pearl. These player favourites are joined by a trio of brand new offerings in the shape of Reel King Action, Up Spinner and Rise of the Reels.

Hot Slotto 500 is presented in the iconic FV600 cabinet and is written on Firefox technology. For player convenience it comes fitted as standard with an NV11 note recycler and is fully TITO compatible. Players can also take advantage of multi-stake options of 20p/25p/50p/£1/£2 depending on which game they choose to play.

Territory Sales Manager Jonathan Lauder noted: “Astra Games has built up an enviable portfolio that includes some of the most widely loved B3 titles in the market place. These undisputed top performers are firm favourites among AGC and bingo players across the country. With Hot Slotto 500, Astra has quite literally turned up the heat on the competition with a compendium of new and established games that looks and plays brilliantly as well as delivering a gaming experience to satisfy players of all tastes.”

Alan Rogers, Sales and Marketing Director at Astra Games, commented: “It’s vital that we support the market with products that give players the opportunity to access all of their favourite games, but in a package that also delivers something new and fresh. Hot Slotto 500 does exactly that with a highly compelling blend of the familiar and not-so-familiar that is bound to engage and excite.”

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Arcade classic is back with a bolder, brighter look and feel

Posted by Chris Widdowson on 16 June 2017 | 0 Comments

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RLMS Sales, working in close alliance with Bell-Fruit Games, has taken the incredibly popular arcade classic, Golden Game, and given it a whole new lease of life. The initiative comes as a direct response to calls from operators seeking a newer, fresher version of this iconic player favourite.

Golden Game three-player offers dual Cat D and Cat C Lite category options and comes presented in the proven three-player WOW cabinet complete with illuminated top box and infill panels and is based on tried and trusted Scorpion 6 technology. Taking its styling and entertainment cues from one of the most successful three-players ever created, it delivers stunningly simple game play and head turning aesthetics.

For ultimate operator convenience, Golden Game features NV9 note acceptors and is available exclusively from RLMS Sales on six-month payment terms meaning that operators are able to pay as they earn.

Key Account Manager Chris Widdowson welcomed the launch, saying: “Golden Game is the perfect example of a brilliant game arising directly out of feedback from the market. We had a large number of customers who were looking to upgrade their original Golden Games which, while proving extremely popular, were being held together by sticking plaster!”

He added: “Through a market feedback session with the games team at Bell Fruit Games the seed for a new Golden Game was first sown. We worked together with the aim of creating a model that would remain steadfastly true to its roots in terms of game play. But on a physical level, the brief was to achieve a look that was fresher, more vibrant and befitting of a 21st Century venue. Just one glance at the finished article and only a few spins of the reels show beyond doubt that the team at Bell-Fruit has delivered magnificently on both counts.”

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RLMS Sales gets the exclusive on Cops ‘n’ Robbers Gold

Posted by Freddie Shreeve on 9 June 2017 | 0 Comments

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One of the most iconic and successful brands in gaming makes a welcome return this week wearing a sharp new look and offering a thoroughly updated playing experience. Available exclusively from national distributor RLMS Sales, Bell-Fruit Games’ Cops ‘n’ Robbers Gold is a brand new Cat C title that will delight players in arcades up and down the country. The game is presented in BFG’s stunning Elite cabinet with eye-popping chrome detailing and an exciting reel to video format that breathes new life into the enduringly popular Cops ‘n’ Robbers theme.

Based on Scorpion 6 technology, Cops ‘n’ Robbers Gold delivers a classic chase game in a simple to play format. Players must achieve three or more swag bags in view to gain access to the Cops ‘n’ Robbers chase which is played out on the game’s colourful TFT screen. The aim is to avoid the pursuing cop as they pick up cash awards around the board. Failure to evade him will force a move to the ID Parade where there’s a chance you’ll be let off, receive compensation or caught bang to rights. But even if you get ‘nicked’ you still get to keep your haul!

Territory Sales Manager Freddie Shreeve commented: “Arcade operators seeking out a brand new take on a tried and tested classic game should look no further than this latest offering from Bell-Fruit Games. Available exclusively from RLMS Sales, Cops ‘n’ Robbers Gold is instantly recognisable to legions of players who have come to know and love its timeless theme. And by putting it into Elite - unarguably the best looking cabinet on the market – it now benefits from a truly contemporary look and feel and a reel to video experience that players will instantly warm to.” 

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RLMS to offer new B4 Batman The Dark Knight

Posted by Karen Sarosi on 5 June 2017 | 0 Comments

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National distributor RLMS Sales, part of NOVOMATIC UK, has a hot new exclusive for the British club sector available from this week in the intriguing shape of Bell-Fruit Games’ Batman The Dark Knight. The Cat B4 model comes loaded with a set of darkly entertaining features designed to keep club players engaged and coming back for more.

Presented in the Eclipse cabinet on tried and trusted Scorpion 6 technology, Batman The Dark Knight delivers a £400 jackpot on 25p/50p/£1/£2 stake or a £250 jackpot on either 10p/20p/50p/£1 or 10p/25p/50p/£1 stake. Players are challenged to achieve three gold bats on the win-line to start the feature, with four bats in a row kicking off the high paying Dark Knight Board.

Territory Sales Manager Karen Sarosi explained more. “We’re delighted to be able to offer this incredible new licensed title to our club customers across the UK,” she said. “The Batman theme resonates deeply with players of all ages – it’s compelling and enduring in equal measure and, when allied to a great game like this, delivers entertainment in spades.”

She added: “The design team at Bell-Fruit Games have done a brilliant job in ensuring that the game itself more than lives up to this amazing licence. They’ve really done it justice and it’s testament to the importance that we as a group place on the club sector. Times may have changed in the club business, but there’s still a real need for innovative, best of breed games and Batman The Dark Knight fits that requirement perfectly.”

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