InfoComm, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 8, 2022 – The Dakota Magic Casino Resort, in Hankinson, ND, opened in August 1999 and has been growing ever since. The 63,575 square foot casino opened with a two-story, 84-room hotel the following year adding 35,800 square feet of entertainment/convention space, and in 2004 a hotel extension was added. added two suites and 40 additional rooms. The casino, owned and operated by Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise of the Sisseton-Whapeton Oyate Tribe, now spans 160,000 square feet, with more than 1,000 slot machines and video poker, keno, 18 table games, an area high-stakes gambling hall, poker room, lounge, gourmet and buffet restaurants, and a golf course with clubhouse. But the latest addition, a new sportsbook that opened in January, has the site’s biggest feature yet: a 31ft by 10ft LED wall that can easily display eight sporting events simultaneously, access a custom preset with two sides per side or a multitude of options in between, thanks to the technological solutions of Key Digital®. This includes 21 Key Digital KD-IP922™ encoders and 35 KD-IP922™ decoders, three of the new KD-MLV4x4Pro™ 4K UHD HDMI solderless matrix switches, and Key Digital’s industry-leading Compass Control Pro™ software, enabling to manage simply and intuitively reconfigure the display in any number of preset configurations from an iPad. All in all, this comprehensive setup ensures that sports betting customers will never miss a game or race, no matter how busy a sports day or evening gets.
“The video wall can do eight different images at once; we’re powering it with nine different IP encoders, plus three of the new KD-MLV4x4Pro UHD HDMI transparent matrices with multi-view mosaic,” says Paul Hagen, head of technology and commercial facilities at Site On Sound, the Fargo, specialists ND-based AVs who installed and integrated the new video wall. Pulling out an iPad, Hagen quickly glides through the process of reconfiguring the video wall by simply swiping and tapping among various preset configurations using Key Digital’s Compass Control Pro software, effortlessly switching from eight discrete video sources to two side side by side, and everything else, on what he describes as “the largest private video screen I could find in the state of North Dakota.” And while the new video wall is the crown jewel of the new sportsbook, there are still plenty of other videos throughout the space, including 22 more flat-screen TVs that are tuned to games and other matches. , four other screens that display the betting odds and another monitor dedicated to internal management, all also powered by Key Digital 922 AVoIP devices.
Kurt Schmidt, CEO of Dakota Magic Casino, proudly calls the site “by far the biggest and best Dakotas sportsbook right now”, noting how customers have been extremely enthusiastic about the video wall. central, not only because of its scale but also because of its capabilities. “It’s so flexible. For example, right now we have four different games, and for a single big event like the Final Four or the Superbowl, we can turn that whole screen into one huge 4K screen. And the ticker on the side of the bookmaker can be seen just about anywhere in the property. It really grabs your attention and draws you in and then when you walk up and see this video wall, people are just blown away. We love what Key Digital and Site On Sound have been able to do here.
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