Matsui introduces antimicrobial chips

The Matsui Group has launched a range of antimicrobial casino chips designed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other viruses. 

Nova Guard Chip Protect has the identical feel, weight and quality finish as normal Matsui chips, but with antimicrobial material added in the plastic rim and centre decal whilst still allowing all the same security features and additional design options that can be tailored to individual casinos.

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.

 “We are very excited to introduce our new gaming chips with added Nova Guard material,” said Shigeki Machida, managing director of Matsui Asia in a press release. “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, which had started using their own methods of cleaning and sterilising chips from antiviral sprays to Ultraviolet Sterilizers. Although they may be a temporary solution, they do not come without risk of damaging the individual chip’s material strength but also changing the chip colours over prolonged use. Our Nova Guard Chip Protect chips will not require any such process, or carry that risk as the chips own active antimicrobial properties are an inbuilt protection to stop the spread of the virus.”

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