ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINES (EGMs)
IPI’s gaming operations started with 66 EGMs also known as slot machines on the casino floor at the commencement of the Live Training Facility on July 26, 2015 and slowly grew its EGM offerings throughout the years and with the transfer of operations to the Initial Gaming Facility on July 6, 2017. Throughout the years, IPI rolled out its Player Club program and began aggressively marketing its rewards and promotions to attract locals and tourist players to the Live Training Facility and subsequently to the Initial Gaming Facility (Imperial Palace).
In late August of 2015, IPI introduced 30 electronic table games (ETGs) as part of its casino offerings. However, after several months of low player volume on ETGs, IPI shifted its focus to its physical table game offerings that attracted more gaming activity. Soon after, IPI began increasing the number of EGM offerings at the casino floor, which brought the number of EGMs up to 141 by the end of FY 2016. With the opening of Imperial Pacific Resort, the ETGs were completely phased out to accommodate additional EGMs—184 EGMs by the end of FY 2018. IPI continued to increase its EGM offerings with the addition and go-live approval from the Commission for another 121 EGMs that brought the total to 305 at the end of FY 2018.
The type of EGM offerings grew from a few EGM from manufacturers like Konami to a wide variety of other machines from Alfastreet, Aristocrat, Aruze, Bally, IGT, and Shuffle Master.