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SPRING2015VKNVIDEOKINGNETWORK5OMNIContinuedFromPage4Wereceivedalotofgreatfeed-backfromtheextensivereport-ingwedeliverandthatkeepsongrowingtoourpromotionmod-uleandinventorymanagement.AuditisoneofourbiggestfansnOMNIsMostRequestedFea-tureReportswecanneverhavetoomany.Therealwaysseemstobeanewrequestmodificationoralterationofareport.Thingslikeaddingalltypesofbillableproductsintoonegeneralreporttomakeitmucheasierforthecustomeroraddingnewfilterssowecannarrowdowntoasingleinventoryproductorserialnumber.nInterestsIlovebeingoutdoorsonthosehotsummerdays.WhensummerhitsWinnipegfirstthingsfirstcampingWhatabetterwaytospendsometimeoutdoors.IalsolookforwardtowakingupSundaymorningtowatchmyItaliansoccerteamJuventusplaywithdadbymyside.Ibeenafanforover20yearsandhavewatchedthemplayinseveralstadiumsinItaly.LivinginItalyduringItalia90WorldCupwastrulyahugeexperienceforme.IbelievethatswhatmademeahugesoccerfannBeAsAChildThiswasaconfusingtopicformeasachildbutIknewsomehowIwouldbeinvolvedwithelectronics.nFamilyIhavebeenblessedwithapairofamazingparents.TheywerebothborninItalyandIwasluckyenoughtolivethereforsixyearsfromtheageof11.IhaveanolderbrotherwholivesinChicagobutmyextendedfamilystillresidesoverseas.nBackgroundIwasbornandraisedinWinnipeg.In1989whenIwasabout11mypar-entsandImovedtoItaly.AboutsixyearslatermyfatherneededtoreturntoCanadaforwork.Wehavebeenbackeversince.nFavoriteGet-AwayIvegonetoSpainwithmyfriendsbackin2008andhavebeenwantingtogobackeversince.ThemostmemorablepartofourtriphadtobetheislandofIbiza.ItismydreamtoownalittlevillathereandenjoythesunOMNISeePage8VideoKingBonusFeatureAWin-WinForEveryoneOMNIAutomatesProgressivePrizesJackpotHeresaprizedfeaturethatsquitepro-gressiveintermsofBingomanagementsystems.OMNITheTotalSolu-tioncannowmanageandupdateyourprogressiveprizesautomatically.IncaseyouhaventheardOMNIisVideoKingsrevolutionaryMICScompliantBingomanagementsystemsoughtforitssupremetrack-ingabilityamongotherthings.Awin-winforeveryoneOMNIsnewProgressivePrizemoduleisjustthelat-estinaseriesoffeatureswhichkeepyoureyeontheultimateprizeyourbottomline.HereshowititworksbasedondatafromShannonGalliamemberofVideoKingsResearchDevelopmentTeaminWinnipegsteeringthedevelopmentoftheOMNIsystem.ProgressivePrizesAprogressiveprizebuildsovertimeuntilitisawarded.Hallsofferprogressivestoboostcardsalesastheprizebuildssotoodoesplayerexcitementincreasingsalesasplay-erstrytoimprovetheirchancesofwinningthebigprize.Bingohallscanhavemultipleprogressivesbuildingatthesametime.Thepresentationoftheseprizestotheplayersisimportantasithelpsbuildtheexcitementforthegames.Inordertofundsuchalargeprizewithouttakingabighittoprofitsforthesessioninwhichitsawardedtheoperatortypicallysetsasidesomeoftheproceedsfromthesessiongameeveryday.OMNIhelpsyoumanageallofthisandmoreOMNIsPrizeModuleThenewOMNIProgressivePrizemod-ulemanagesyourprogressiveprizes.Firstyoutellthesystemhowtosetasidemoneyintoeachprize.Itcandosobasedonapercent-ageofsalesforthesessionaspecificgameorsimplyuseafixedamount.Youcandothissetupyourselfifyoulikeorcontactour247HelpDeskwhowillbehappytoassist.OnadailybasisOMNIdoesallthismathandaccountingforyouwithasinglepressofabuttonInadditiontoautomatingprogressiveprizesdoingallthemathforyouOMNIsnewmodulecanalsoexporttheprizedatatodigitalsignageseesampleaboveorbeprintedonaPrizeBoardhandouttogivetoplayerstohelpbuildexcitementbeforethegamesbegin.PrizesSeePage11re-usablepunch-outBingocardshesaid.Andtomakeitevenmoreinter-estingheaddedanothertwist...ThegamesSlapDiceinventedbyKaplanhimselfhavesixsidesonediewithtwohandsandtheotherdiewithtwofacestoeitherhelporhinderplay.Buttherealbeautyhesaidisvirtu-allyanyoneofanyageBingoornon-Bingoplayersalikewouldenjoythegame.AndanycasinoorBingofacilitywithaminimumordercanhaveacustomgamemadesuchasNameYourVenueEditionofAmazingBingocompletewithlogosonthegameboardtouseasVIPgiftsretailitemsandprizeshesaid.WhetherhehasmagicalpowersornotthefactisKaplanbasedondecadesofexperienceunderstandsgames.HeraldedasaforemostleadingauthorityonBingo-relatedentertain-mentnotonlyishethecreatoroftheworldsfirstBingostrategygameandsomeoriginalnewgameshowsbutfirsttobringCosmicBingowithhisownspintoCanada.AprofessionalconsultanttotheBingoindustryforyearshealsocon-ductsseminarsatleadinggamingandBingoconferencesonhowtoenhanceBingovirtuallyanywhereandcanalsobefoundinelementaryschoolsthrough-outBritishColumbiaforacompanycalledClassroomExpeditionswhereheentertainsandeducatesstudentsgrades5-7.AndinhissparetimethefatheroftwonohehadnoknownclonesMCsattheRiverRocktheNo.1casinoinBritishColumbiastageshisownBingoSeePage9BingoContinuedFromPage4