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US – Konami’s Synkros receives ‘intention to award’ from Carnival

By - 12 October 2017

Konami Gaming has received an intent to award a contract for its Synkros casino management system, from Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest leisure travel company as the core gaming solution for its portfolio of 100+ ships across the globe.

Konami’s Synkros will provide systems hardware and software for all Carnival Corporation ships, which include Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia), and P&O Cruises (UK). New build ships are also expected to be included in implementation as it progresses.

“The decision by Carnival Corporation to introduce a new casino management solution is consistent with our vision to drive the greatest vacation experience for our guests and long-term value for each brand in our portfolio,” said Marty Goldman, Senior Vice President, Global Casino Operations, at Carnival Corporation & plc. “Our goal was to find a solution that not only satisfies the complex requirements of operating over 100 sailing global casinos, but also provide a robust infrastructure and agile functionality to appropriately foster future innovation.”

Synkros will help centralize marketing, reporting, analytics, accounting, and operational considerations for casino systems across Carnival Corporation’s global portfolio of brands. Implementation is scheduled to begin next year, setting in motion a strategic installation program that will ultimately reach the entire Carnival Corporation casino portfolio.

“From a technical standpoint, Synkros’ core architecture and advanced functionality provides our organization the optimal casino systems environment to achieve our goals and enhance the guest experience. In addition, Konami has the strong company culture and customer focus that we believe is best suited for a long-term partnership,” said Goldman.

“Synkros is known for delivering incredibly flexible and stable systems solutions to operators with a variety of unique business needs, from ocean cruise lines to multi-property resorts,” said Tom Jingoli executive vice president & chief commercial officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Carnival Corporation is a global leader of consumer travel technology, and we are committed to supporting the future of casino gaming across their fleet.”

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