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Thunder Valley Casino Resort Upgrades to MEI®

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All 2700 machines retrofitted with CASHFLOW SC note acceptors and EASITRAX Soft Count hardware within two weeks 

Malvern, PA, March 5, 2013 — Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California has upgraded its entire slot floor with MEI CASHFLOW SC note acceptors and EASITRAX Soft Count.    The upgrade across the 2700 machine- floor, which occurred last November, took less than two weeks to complete.
 
Thunder Valley Casino Resort management decided to invest in MEI products after a Value-added Trial (VAT) again proved the importance of high acceptance rate, fewer note jams, better security and overall cost of operation to profitability. 
 
“Maintenance costs from our previous note acceptor vendor had become too expensive,” said James Lancaster, slot technical manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort.  “It was time for a change. MEI products seemed like a natural choice for their excellent performance and reliability.
 
“Conducting a trial allowed us to test the reputation that the MEI product had before making the investment – and the MEI products proved their worth from day one. CASHFLOW SC and EASITRAX Soft Count ran without issue throughout the trial and continue to run without issue today.”
 
CASHFLOW SC has redefined the role of note acceptors in operator profitability and customer satisfaction on the way to achieving a global installed base of more than 1.3 million units. The addition of EASITRAX Soft Count provides operators with a platform for better cash management by networking the slot floor to the soft count room.
 
The EASITRAX system, which can be easily retrofitted to existing SC products, is a software/hardware solution that gathers data from multiple note acceptors and funnels the information into a secure database that can be accessed from a single remote location. EASITRAX has proven to deliver a return on investment in less than one year by reducing 20-30 seconds per cash drop and improving maintenance practices through access to eight pre-programmed reports.
 
“Thunder Valley’s experience represents the kind of value that MEI takes tremendous pride in generating for our customers,” says Eric Fisher, MEI senior vice president – Americas. “We are confident CASHFLOW SC and EASITRAX Soft Count will continue to demonstrate industry-leading results that will positively impact their bottom line.”
 
About MEI: MEI systems are relied upon for more than two 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 note acceptor, and more recently the EASITRAX Soft Count slot tracking system. MEI has the largest worldwide installed base of unattended payment mechanisms. Recently, MEI reached a milestone of selling more than five million note acceptors and six million coin mechanisms worldwide. Its products are in widespread use in the gaming, vending, soft drink, amusement, transportation, retail, and kiosk markets. For more information on MEI and its products, visit www.meigroup.com or call 1-800-345-8215 in US (please refer to our website for international telephone numbers).
 
About Thunder Valley Casino Resort: Thunder Valley Casino Resort has been in the elite ranks of AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort destinations since 2011. Located 30 miles east of Sacramento, Thunder Valley Casino Resort offers 250,000 square feet of gaming space – including 2,700 slot and video machines, 113 table games and a live poker room with space for 210 players.
 
Thunder Valley has 14 restaurants and bars, including High Steaks Steakhouse, Red Lantern and a 500-seat Buffet as well as Mingle Bar, Falls Bar, Thunder Bar and High Steaks Bar. Thunder Valley Casino Resort is also home to a luxury, 17-story hotel with 297 rooms, including 40 suites and an expansive outdoor pool complete with private cabanas and Coconut, a poolside bar.
 
The Spa at Thunder Valley features a wide variety of treatments including the exclusive 24-carat gold leaf facial. Also on property is a 3,700-space parking structure that leads guests directly into the casino and hotel.   For more information on upcoming promotions, entertainment and ticket sales, or to make a reservation at Thunder Valley’s AAA Four Diamond resort, visit www. thundervalleyresort.com. The United Auburn Indian Community opened Thunder Valley in June 2003.