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Sun International Chooses MEI

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South Africa’s Largest Casino Group Specifies MEI’s CASHFLOW SC Banknote Reader

MEI is pleased to announce that Sun International management has informed its casino operations that they are now specifying the MEI CASHFLOW SC banknote reader.

With almost 10,000 slots in operations in South Africa alone, Sun International naturally understands the necessity of having fully-operational slot machines. The banknote reader is the port of entry for players and is critical to both player satisfaction and machine revenue.

“Our individual casino management has a select choice of banknote readers and all have the authority to specify MEI”, explained Mr. Des Whitcher, Director Gaming Development & Slots of Sun International. “The CASHFLOW SC83 from MEI has proven its excellent performance over time. Our banknotes can be challenging for such products and the CASHFLOW SC83 has more than risen to this challenge. The first-time acceptance rate is phenomenal and our technicians state they have practically no maintenance requirements. This frees our personnel to focus more on our customers, further increasing player satisfaction. This is a double win for us. Further adding to this, MEI has local support based here in South Africa, thus underlying their commitment to our market.”

Mr. David Bowman, Business Development Manager for MEI, commented on MEI’s commitment to the African market: “We place complete focus on customer support and naturally support each and every Sun International casino in South Africa individually. All thirteen casinos now fit MEI and the amount of CASHFLOW’s on the casino floors continues to rise.”

Sun International is the leading casino operator in South Africa and manages casinos in five additional African countries. Furthermore, Sun International also has a major holding in the largest casino in Chile: the Monticello. The CASHFLOW SC83 is the banknote reader of choice at Monticello and the management at Sun International is making use of the international support of MEI. “Our own results coupled with market feedback underline the importance of choosing MEI for our casino floors. We are profiting each and every day from the value the CASHFLOW SC gives us – financially, operationally. Fitting MEI ties in with our company philosophy”, explains Mr. Whitcher of Sun International.

Other international casino groups trust the fundamental principle of MEI to bring genuine customer value around the globe. The MEI CASHFLOW SC83 banknote reader is proving its ground-breaking performance around the world. MEI offers casino management the opportunity to trial the CASHFLOW SC 83 free of charge in slots in operation on the casino floor. The value-added trials (VAT’s) allow casino management not only to get to know the performance of this product but also to compare with performance of the readers they currently have on the floor. All logistics are managed by MEI, making this a simple and easy process for casino management. The pay-off for choosing such a VAT trial is apparent in the number of casinos who subsequently specify it. The most recent additions to the ever-growing list of casinos specifying MEI are Casinos Austria and the Casino Madrid Group.

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Today, MEI systems are relied upon for more than 2 billion transactions per week in over 100 countries. The company developed the first electronic coin mechanism in the 1960s followed by the first electronic non-contact bill acceptor, and more recently the vending management system. Today MEI has the largest worldwide installed base of unattended payment mechanisms. In 2007, MEI reached a milestone of selling more than four million bill acceptors and five million coin mechanisms worldwide. Its products are in widespread use in the vending, soft drink, gaming, amusement, transportation, retail, and kiosk markets. For more information on MEI and its products, visit or call 1-800-345-8215 in US (please refer to our website for various international telephone numbers).