The MATSUI Group are pleased to announce the release to market of their latest innovation in specialist chip manufacture with the launch of NOVA GUARD CHIP PROTECT.

Matsui Chips including NOVA GUARD CHIP PROTECT ensures that any part of the chip coming into human contact in the casino is antimicrobial therefore stopping the growth or spread of microorganisms.

It has an identical feel, weight and quality finish that has come to be associated with any Matsui Chips but with antimicrobial material added in the plastic rim and centre decal whilst still allowing all the same security features and design additional options to be uniquely tailored to your casino.

Due to the lack of specific testing ability worldwide during the pandemic, to protect gaming staff and players in the fight against COVID-19 under the current situation, Matsui has carried out extensive and certified tests in highly specialised Japanese laboratories on the new NOVA GUARD CHIP PROTECT Chips.

Dave Holt, Managing Director of Matsui Europe Ltd commented “We are very excited to introduce our new gaming chips with added Nova Guard material. Since the start of the global pandemic now over six months ago, we have worked very hard and invested a lot to develop and prepare this product for mass production.Whilst the pandemic was moving rapidly from Asia to Europe and then to the Americas, we have seen and spoken with numerous casinos who had started using their own methods of cleaning and sterilising chips from antiviral sprays to Ultraviolet Sterilizers. Although they maybe a temporary solution, they do not come without risk of damaging the individual chips material strength but also changing the chip colours over prolonged use. Our NOVA GUARD CHIP PROTECT chips however will not require any such process or carry that risk as the chips own active antimicrobial properties are an inbuilt inhibiting intracellular metabolism stopping the spread of viruses.

Please contact your local MATSUI sales for further details.