Leading designer and manufacturer of slot machines and casino management systems Konami Gaming Inc. has secured a deal with Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), a Miami, Florida-headquartered cruise company and the world’s largest travel leisure company, that will see its Synkros casino management system launched across Carnival’s entire casino portfolio.
According to a recent press release from Konami Gaming, Synkros will, as Carnival Corp.’s “preferred partner for core gaming systems,” provide systems software and hardware to upwards of 100 vessels spanning a global portfolio of nine cruise line brands including: Carnival Cruise Line; Princess Cruises; Holland America Line; Seabourn; Costa Cruises; AIDA Cruises; Cunard; P&O Cruises (Australia); and P&O Cruises (U.K.).
Senior vice president, global casino operations, for Carnival Corporation & plc, Marty Goldman, said, “A key component of Carnival Corporation’s long-term global focus is driving future innovation and leveraging technology that advances the greatest vacation experience for our guests.
“After extensive evaluations, Konami not only had the robust technical infrastructure required to support our goals, but also the company values, culture, and professionalism to foster true partnership,” said Goldman.
According to Carnival Corporation’s January issued 2017 annual report, the firm’s cruise lines operated some 102 vessels with 231,000 lower births and visited more than 700 ports globally. Recognized in both the design and travel categories by Fast Company in 2017 as being “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies,” according to the press release between 2018 and 2023 the 20 new ships are slated to be delivered to the group.
Executive vice president & chief commercial officer at Konami Gaming, Inc., Tom Jingoli, also quoted in the release, “Carnival Corporation has demonstrated incredible achievements in enhancing experiential value for guests, with groundbreaking service, convenience, and technology.”
Jingoli added, “The launch of SYNKROS across its casino portfolio will equip Carnival Corporation with a unified global system, bringing together marketing, reporting, analytics, accounting, and more within a single agile environment.”
Carnival Corporation & plc additionally operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour company in the Canadian Yukon and Alaska. Traded on both the London and New York Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc, holds the distinction of being the only group in the world that is included in both the FTSE 100 and S&P 500 indices.
The press release did not include the value of the deal.