BLAST Gaming, powered by CBN, is a trusted and proven enterprise-level technology product developed by Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited (CBN). We are an international leader in lottery and gaming with over 40 years’ experience providing best-in-class lottery, casino, and bingo games and systems to lottery and gaming authorities, governments, and gaming operators throughout the world.
Our capabilities include in-house game design and development, software and hardware development, 24/7 live customer support and we provide hundreds of proven casino-style games from highly recognizable gaming suppliers like Evolution, NetEnt, and Red Tiger. Our BLAST Gaming products include a turnkey Bingo Management System (BMS), session bingo, casino-style side games, video lottery terminals (VLTs) and games.
BLAST BMS offers the latest in digital bingo content, while keeping the look and excitement of traditional bingo. BLAST BMS offers session bingo, specialty games such as YouPick, Bonanza, and Shutterboard along with a rich library of side games. BLAST BMS has an intuitive user experience that allows players to purchase digital bingo cards and play side games before, during, and after regular session bingo. For those who prefer to only play side games, session bingo is optional. In addition to an easy-to-view integrated flashboard, BLAST BMS also keeps players seamlessly informed of all progressive side game jackpots with up-to-the-minute jackpot feeds.
BLAST BMS provides operators with the functionality to highlight new games and upcoming events and a customizable carousel to tailor their entertainment center offerings (including food and beverage specials and embedded short promotional or community videos). For faster and smoother operations, BLAST BMS minimizes the number of keystrokes required to complete each transaction, quicker repeat sales features, and the option of issuing paper bingo inventory and cash floats on a session-by-session or daily basis depending on the needs of the operator.
BLAST BMS includes a full-featured wireless point of sale terminal that provides all the same functionality of a standard point of sale terminal, including top-ups, product sales, bingo verification, and more.
The scheduler gives operators the option to setup recurring sessions (much like a meeting request in calendar programs) so if the same session is played every day at the same time, it can be set it up once and it will schedule per your parameters: daily, weekly, or particular days.
With today's high operational costs, heightened security requirements, and the need for maximum flexibility, BLAST BMS back office can be cloud-hosted thus reducing on-prem hardware costs, providing greater security, and minimizing downtime.
Other key features include:
BLAST provides a customizable gaming experience allowing the player to change the look and feel in several ways, including the ability to position the flashboard in different locations on the screen.
Additional features include:
There are a variety of BLAST player devices to choose from to create a unique player experience in your land-based entertainment destination including desktop and bartop terminals, mobile tablets, and cabinets. BLAST BMS comes with wireless point of sale devices making it convenient for players to top up their player account or cash out from their seat of play.
The BLAST Desktop offers speed and reliability at an affordable price, with an LCD Projected Capacitive touchscreen and fan-less system perfect for gaming environments because it does not pull dust and dirt. The BLAST Button Panel accessory enhances the player's experience while playing bingo and side games. Designed for a gaming environment, the BLAST Desktop is ergonomic and easy to install.
An industry first, the BLAST Bartop allows for bingo and side game play, has a full 17” touch screen and a built in BLAST Button Panel. It has the same speed and reliability as the BLAST Desktop player device and has an adjustable screen to accommodate all types of lighting situations and playing positions. The BLAST Bartop is easy to install with no expensive or customized drilling or cutting of counters or bartops.
The BLAST Mobile Tablet is a custom designed solution for gaming operators looking for a durable, sleek, and lightweight tablet with customized LED accent light ring to celebrate the big wins. It is equipped with an efficient and powerful multi-core ARM(TM) based processor, adjustable stand, and a rugged handle that allows players to easily take their tablet to their favourite seat. The tablet and charging rack are custom-designed for ultimate durability, serviceability and battery life specifically for gaming environments. Consumer tablets are just no match.
To complement the BLAST Mobile Tablet, the BLAST Charging Rack is customized with gaming operators and players in mind. It can charge up to 10 tablets at a time, reaching a full charge within 4 hours. The power on/off switch and cooling fans are located at the back of the rack and out of reach of unauthorized users. The rack is mobile, has an easy slide in and out with gravity fed charging connectors and provides players with self-serve access while saving on operator staff expenses. There are no charging cables or broken connectors to slow down your operations.
Enhance your gaming entertainment destination with an industry first, BLAST Bingo Cabinet. The cabinet allows for session bingo play and casino-style side game play at a fraction of the cost of a traditional cabinet. The cabinet is fully integrated with BLAST BMS for full reporting. The BLAST Cabinet can be installed in a free-standing fashion, back-to-back, or against a wall.
The BLAST Button Panel heightens players’ experience and is designed for a gaming environment: ergonomic, reliable, and easy to install.
In addition to traditional point of sale stations, BLAST BMS also offers a fully integrated wireless point of sale (WPOS) that allows an operator’s floor sales team to provide full sales services to players without needing to line up at traditional sales counters. Whether the player has just sat down, would like additional funds placed on their account, wishes to purchase paper or electronic cards/packs, have a win verified, or just access their cash winnings, our WPOS makes it easy to accommodate players, while being fully integrated with BLAST BMS for full reporting.
Our BLAST VLTs offer high-performance, long-life design with battery-backed operation, security, and tamper detection. Additional features include Ticket In/Ticket Out, progressive jackpots, and cashless operations for greater control and security. In addition to a large library of available games (Reel, Keno, Poker and Table), BLAST also offers customized games to make the gaming experience unique to your gaming entertainment center.
BLAST Gaming is uniquely positioned in the VLT industry because it has all the technical components instrumented in-house to provide an end-to-end VLT solution, including hardware design, manufacturing and supply-chain management, software development, back-office management, game development, quality assurance, support and operational experience in managing and marketing gaming facilities. This broad capability and BLAST Gaming’s focus on ethical business and honoring its promises make BLAST Gaming the ideal partner for any operation wishing to introduce or add video lottery to their product portfolio.
BLAST Gaming has a diversified library of exciting games, including reel-style, keno, bingo, video poker, electronic scratch tickets, and table games. BLAST Gaming employs a full-time game development studio including mathematicians/actuaries, game artists, animators, and software developers to bring new game content regularly to keep current players entertained and to attract new players.
BLAST Gaming provides support for several VLT deployment solutions, from route distribution models utilizing small independent agents with limited terminals, to large entertainment centers where we provide full operational and management services employing the industry’s best practices. The common factor is an experience that is social, exciting, fun and immersive.
BLAST Gaming is committed to providing systems and solutions that arm operators with the latest features to augment policies and approaches to promote responsible gaming.
Whether you are looking to develop a pure VLT gaming solution or add VLTs to your existing product portfolio, CBN has a successful history of working with several jurisdictions to determine the best approach to launching and integrating VLT gaming to maximize opportunities for growth, and to develop new under or unserved market segments to generate incremental revenue growth.
Below are the upcoming tradeshows that BLAST BMS will be showcased at.
Visit our booth, talk to our team and test our products.
March 7th to 8th, 2024
The Plaza Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 8th to 11th, 2024
Anaheim Convention Center,
June 3rd to 6th, 2024
Palace Station Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
Are you interested in a future partnership with CBN and BLAST Gaming? Do you have questions about our product line up or our BLAST Gaming Entertainment Centers? Contact us and one of our representatives will gladly answer your query.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org