Cruise Control: Blueprint’s Connected B3 Solution For OBL


Blueprint Machines, a member of the Gauselmann Group and specialist maritime, defence and leisure operator OBL Group have completed their second installation for Marella Cruises, owned by TUI – for their new cruise ship the Marella Explorer.

A year to the day since their first successful project on the Marella Discovery 2, Blueprint have supplied 14 of their, market leading Aurora Cabinets, with a mixture of Blueprint’s B3 Premium and Carbon II content with leading B3 titles; Luck of the Irish PS, Eye of Horus, Fishing Frenzy & King Kong Cash, complemented by the innovative Cat C Community Cash Vault – boasting an impressive array of community and slots titles.

This installation also boasts a first-time connection to the, Gauselmann developed MARS machine management and TiTo system, delivering improved cash handling processes to OBL.  The machines software has also been enhanced to accept multiple currencies delivering the best possible player experience to Marella customers.

Blueprint Machines’ Key Account Manager Andy Hall was responsible for coordinating the project and worked closely with the OBL Group Team to ensure a seamless delivery and installation process.

Jon Dyson, MD of OBL Group commented: “OBL have seen continued success from the Blueprint offer across all of our business and we are committed to a long-term partnership with Blueprint Machines to supply the best of breed into all sectors of our business.  We are proud to be working with Marella to provide our complete end to end Casino and Slots offer and we are already looking ahead to the launch of the Marella Explorer 2 in Spring 2019”

Simon Barff, Managing Director of Blueprint Machines added, “It has been a pleasure to work with OBL once again to bring our TITO system and multi-currency solution to such a prestigious ship. With OBL’s forward thinking, our systems, machines and content we can all be confident that this installation brings the best in class to Marella’s incredible cruise ship and its passengers.”

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