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Japan – Matsui releases chips with Nova Guard Chip Protect

By - 5 August 2020

Matsui Gaming has developed a new line of casino chips with Nova Guard Chip Protect which kills microorganisms, stopping their growth or spread.

The antimicrobial material is added into the plastic rim and center decal, but doesn’t alter the look, feel or weight of the chip.

Managing Director of Matsui Asia Shigeki Machida, said: “We are very excited to introduce our new gaming chips with added Nova Guard material. Since the start of the global pandemic now over six months ago, we have worked very hard and invested a lot to develop and prepare this product for mass production. Whilst the pandemic was moving rapidly from Asia to Europe and then to the Americas, we have seen and spoken with numerous casinos who had started using their own methods of cleaning and sterilising chips, from antiviral sprays to Ultraviolet Sterilisers.

“Although they may be a temporary solution, they do not come without risk of damaging the individual chip’s material strength but also changing the chip colors over prolonged use,” he added. “Our NOVA GUARD CHIP PROTECT chips however will not require any such process or carry that risk as the chips own active antimicrobial properties are an inbuilt inhibiting intracellular metabolism stopping the spread of viruses.”

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