Euro Games Technology was awarded the accolade “True Leader 2015” on the fourth consecutive edition of the eponymous competition. The company occupies the prestigious 12th place in the ranking of top 300 enterprises selected among the most successful Bulgarian business organizations (based on officially published data for 2015) in different sectors of the economy. Hence EGT outpaces some of the largest domestic key players in the mining, FMCG, electricity supply and distribution, telecommunications and other industries. In the category “Electrical equipment and components production” the company ranked first, having highest results. This sector of the economy is traditionally strong in the country and becoming its leader is a real distinction for EGT.
The competition is organized by ICAP Bulgaria, part of ICAP Group - the largest business information and consulting group in Southeastern Europe and one of the few companies recognized as “Credit Rating Agency” by the European Securities and Markets Authority in the region. The prize winners are selected on the basis of multiple objective indicators without considering an opinion of a committee or results of public surveys. Among the criteria are the EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization), the increase in the personnel, the high creditworthiness (ICAP Credit Score from B2 to A1) and the leadership of the company in its sector.
“We are proud of receiving this award,” shared Vladimir Dokov, CEO of EGT. “For only 14 years our company has evolved from a small business with 5 employees to one of the leading manufacturers in the Bulgarian economy. We kept the positive growth trend that gained us the “True Leader 2015” and even accelerated it in 2016, so I would expect that next year we rank even higher in the competition. Being a key player on the local gaming market for many years EGT is now export-oriented and is competing with worldwide and well established producers in the industry. These impressive results are evidence of the hard teamwork of our employees, of company’s proper growth strategy, well-oriented market approach and achieved high customer satisfaction.”
With a large-scale installation of 128 cabinets in over 20 casinos and gaming halls of the casino operator Codere Euro Games Technology made a strong start on the Colombian market and declared its ambition for wide presence in one of the countries with the highest gambling potential in the region of Latin America.
The slot product range that represents EGT locally at this stage includes already widely popular models, as well as some more recent additions to the company’s portfolio. Part of Codere’s gaming establishments are now equipped with the highly successful Classic Premier machines. Тhe best performing and preferred P-24/24 Up cabinet and the elegant P-27/27 St Slim with its two high resolution 27-inch widescreen monitors and trendy design, complete the slot selection of the operator. Both models are supplied with the Premier Multi 4, 5, 6 and Orange and Green Collection multigame mixes, offering a vast array of some of the most favored titles of EGT.
Silviya Marinova, director of EGT Colombia, commented on the installation: “Our partnership with Codere in the country is the next logical step of the fruitful long-term relationship between the operator and Euro Games Technology globally. EGT’s products have proved their high performance in customer’s gaming establishments. Wherever our machines were installed they were occupied by the local players most of the time. The users highly appreciated their elegant design, comfort, provided gaming choice, high-quality stereo sound and graphics, combined with the well developed math models.”
Mrs. Marinova also shared how delighted she was to work with Codere’s team of highly qualified professionals. She is planning on many new installations within the next year that will widen the presented in Colombia EGT portfolio with several jackpot systems and some of the newest models of the company, bringing diversity into the domestic gaming industry. Within her growth strategy for the local office is to turn all EGT’s products into well-known and widely preferred players’ choice.
Interview of Mario Trayanski, director – EGT Peru, for Casino Magazine
Mario Trayanski, director of EGT in Peru, is confident that the local market has everything needed for the company to achieve stable positions in the region. He is also positive that the presence of the Bulgarian manufacturer in the country is an important stage of its global development. In the interview for the specialized media Trayanski also accentuated on the potential of the gaming market in Peru where are already installed over 80,000 machines. More than half of them will be renewed in the upcoming years.
EGT made its debut in the last edition of Peru Gaming Show. How do you assess EGT’s presentation at the show?
This year’s exhibition went beyond our expectations. It was a nice surprise that the visitors were already familiar with our products and that facilitated our contacts with new potential customers on the local market.
The company already has offices in Argentina and Panama. What are your plans for Peru?
Our company begun its activity in the country in the second half of 2016. We have already established contacts with the key participants in the gaming industry in Peru. Only the time will show what would be the results of our efforts.
Why Peru is an interesting market for EGT? How many deals do you expect to ink during the coming years?
Euro Games Technology intends to expand its business throughout Latin America. Our products are already well known in Mexico and the Caribbean region. We have high expectations to our office in Argentina and the Peruvian market is also of importance to us. We will work towards the high satisfaction of both operators and players from our services and products. This would be a good foundation for EGT’s growth in Peru and Latin America as a whole.
Which slot cabinets and jackpot systems are mainly preferred in Peru and what new products EGT intends to present to the local operators?
Our local deals and the shown players’ interest lead me to the conclusion that EGT’s products of the Premier series, as well as the two jackpot systems Egypt Quest and Cat 4 Cash will gain quickly good positions on the market and will become widely preferred in the gaming halls and casinos in Peru.
Presented EGT products in Peru
During PGS 2016 the company focused the attention of the visitors on its P-42V St Curved cabinet of Premier series, featuring a 42-inch curved touch-screen monitor and exciting multigame mixes with a user-friendly interface. In the spotlight were also five mystery and progressive jackpot systems of four levels – the new Chinese themed Fu Gui Rong Hua, as well as Egypt Quest, Diamong Life, Lady's Cards, and Cat 4 Cash, that already enjoy good market acceptance in Latin America.
BEGE Expo 2016 went off with an official award for Euro Games Technology and many compliments from the visitors for the fine product selection of the company. Its booth became the meeting point of operators, players and connoisseurs in the industry during the whole event. The show performances of the Romanian dancing group Wilmark along with the nice surprises from the numerous gaming offerings of EGT and their pleasing price range kept the good mood of the guests.
Once again at BEGE Expo EGT showcased the most complete product lineup of slot cabinets and multigame mixes, multiplayer solutions, online games and casino management systems. They didn’t go unnoticed by the jury of this year’s competition BEGE Awards that presented the company with the prize “Most contemporary slot cabinet portfolio”. Almost 15 years ago EGT started its activity particularly with the slot division that has been rapidly evolving ever since. The Curved and Super Premier cabinets and the jackpot systems 3 Happy Hits, 4 Happy Hits and Fu Gui Rong Hua are its newest developments, shown for a first time to the local audience. Several well-known models have also recently been upgraded with a facelift to look more trendy and stylish and the latest shown multigame mixes add to the competitiveness of EGT with their superior graphic quality and diverse gaming choice.
“For many years EGT has been a leader in its field in Bulgaria and at BEGE Expo 2016 we had the biggest booth of over 150 displayed machines,” commented Stanislav Stanev, marketing and sales director of the company. “We were glad to meet with visitors not only from the region, but also from other European countries, even continents. It was an opportunity to further build up our business image on the Balkans, where we are already well-known. In Macedonia, besides our good sales in the casinos and gaming halls, we have also installed over 1,300 VLT cabinets. Each year in Romania we deliver over 3,000 machines to the customers and increase our market share. There are EGT machines in every casino in Greece and our office in Serbia is also gaining speed. Last but not least our participation in BEGE Expo 2016 gave us the feedback of our Balkan partners on the latest products of EGT and made us even more confident in our pathway to success.”
Over 150 gaming positions will be awaiting the visitors of BEGE Expo 2016 at Euro Games Technology’s booth 2.06 on 23rd and 24th November at Inter Expo Center, Sofia. On total area of 770 sq. m. the company will put on display a wide array of its slot, multiplayer and interactive developments, as well as its casino management system.
The Super Premier cabinet and the Curved models of EGT (P-42V Up and St) have already made a tour around the world at numerous international exhibitions to be soon shown to the domestic audience of the Bulgarian manufacturer. Their genuine design, modern technologies and pleasing comfort to the players are now awaiting the opinion of the local connoisseurs after being highly acknowledged globally. Together with the already favored in the country cabinets P-27/27 St and St Slim, P-27/32H St and P-24/24 Up they will present the Premier and Collection Series multigame mixes, having within their libraries many new as well as widely fancied games. The jackpot family of EGT has also several newcomers – the latest 3 Happy Hits, 4 Happy Hits and Chinese-themed Fu Gui Rong Hua. They are bringing diversity, high-performance and many winning chances to both operators and players along with the already popular Egypt Quest, Cat 4 Cash, Diamond Life and Lady’s Cards jackpot systems.
The EGT multiplayer division is also set about bringing an exclusive experience to the attendees of BEGE Expo. The Vega and Premier series automated roulettes with 4, 6 and 8 gaming positions and the Premier Rigel-1 and Rigel-2 multigames are just part of the product lineup prepared for the exhibition. Ten STORK terminals and the Luxury touch screen tables with live, automated roulette wheels and lucky circle cash will feature innovative technologies and exquisite design. While the terminals will be connected to the jackpot system Jackpot Cards, the tables will be linked to the completely new progressive jackpot solution Diamond Number of two levels (sapphire and diamond), which official debut was at G2E Vegas.
The online gaming aficionados will be warmly welcomed by the EGT Interactive. To them the company will introduce its wide portfolio of developments for desktop computers or mobile devices.
The EGT casino management system Spider will demonstrate how easy day-to-day management of a gambling establishment could be. Next to the well-known modules for accounting, jackpot, security and alarm, the latest Cage and TITO ones now feature issue and redeem ticketing, foreign currency exchange with variable rates, adjusted by the operator, handpays processing, operating costs reductions, etc.
EGT has prepared a bunch of surprises for the good mood of its guests. The famous Romanian showman Willmark and his dancing group will carry out breathtaking performances that will be unique for each of the event’s two days. The comprehensive product display and high degree of entertainment will be just some of the company’s ways to reveal how exceptional its gaming world actually is.
With a kickoff presentation in Cottbus, Germany, D-Systems GmbH – the official representative of Euro Games Technology for the country, launched the STORK terminal on the local market. The event took place in Joker’s Place Casino where the most successful product of EGT’s multiplayer division had its first installation in the region several months ago in two identical configurations of 6 STORKs with an automated roulette wheel. Now the advantages and gaming capacity of the product were revealed to a wider target audience of top casino managers from all over Germany by Emilia Tomachinska, managing director of D-Systems GmbH, and Thorsten Schürkötter, general manager of Joker’s Place Casino. Among the participants were also Anja Bohms, CEO of Land Brandenburg Lotto GmbH, and Ingo Edelmann, business director and authorized officer of BSB KG.
The guests of the event were able to try the STORK terminals of Joker’s Place Casino, arranged in the smoking and non-smoking areas of the gaming establishment. The delivered machines are originally supplied with their own multigame mix – Premier Rigel-1, featuring 20 video slot titles and being able to connect the terminals to up to six automated or live roulette wheels. The STORKs are also linked to the 4-level mystery progressive jackpot system Jackpot Cards, that additionally widens players’ chances of winning and adds more excitement to the game.
The attendees’ attention was also called to the latest EGT high-performing platform - Exciter III, that also made its official debut in Germany during the event. Its features was presented via the multigame mixes of Collection series – Orange and Green, each having 48 different titles in its library and housed in the P-24/24 Up of EGT. The platform is based on an advanced technology that works perfectly with every new product of the company, giving the customers flexibility, more processing power, enhanced graphics, animations, sounds and improved usability. One of its main advantages is that now it makes possible the selection of the game from the main screen to go along with the choice of the preferred denomination.
Commenting on the event Emilia Tomachinska summarized: “We are pleased by the positive feedback we received from our guests. They were impressed how versatile the STORK terminal is when it comes to different configurations and how high is its gaming capacity. Its ergonomic features and high-end technology were also beyond question, together with the advantages of having the newly developed Exciter III platform. I am confident that the presentation will build towards many STORK and other EGT models future installations around the country and am looking forward to continue having delighted customers with our products’ quality and efficient service.”
Euro Games Technology will return to SAGSE Buenos Aires this year to accumulate the attention at its booth 210 where on display will stand out the latest slot developments of the company, alongside its already widely popular cabinets.
In the spotlight will be the Chinese-themed four-level progressive jackpot system Fu Gui Rong Hua, set to bring glory, splendor, riches and prestige to its players. When it was introduced for a first time earlier this year, it immediately stirred up a lot of interest from the gaming society for its eye-catching design, many winning chances (more than one of its jackpot levels can be hit at a time) and own especially created new games.
Egypt Quest is another progressive jackpot system that will be part of EGT’s display in Buenos Aires. It keeps gaining in popularity in different regions of the world and now will prove its unarguable entertaining and player-attracting features before the domestic gaming society.
Both jackpot systems will be presented in one of the newest Premier Series cabinets – the Curved P-27/42V St, having a 27-inch touch screen main monitor and powered by the latest EGT gaming platform Exciter III that guarantees more processing power, enhanced graphics, animations and sounds, improved usability and higher performance. Alongside will also be the slot models P-27/32H St and P-27/27 St Slim, as well as the absolute bestseller P-24/24 Up. The cabinets will be introducing the Premier Multi-4, 5 and 6 multigame mixes, each of them containing over 40 very preferred titles of the company worldwide.
Stanislav Stanev, sales & marketing director of Euro Games Technology, shared his expectations about the exhibition: “The market of Argentina is important to EGT, especially after the revocation of the import ban for our type of equipment. Since then can be seen significant activity in the local gaming industry in general, so now there are many opportunities for the successful realization of our products on the domestic market. I believe that taking part in this year’s SAGSE Buenos Aires will bring us many new business contacts and will contribute to the strengthening of our positions in the country. Our expectations for local development in 2017 are definitely positive."
Interview with Nadia Popova, director – EGT Central America, for Games Magazine
How EGT positions itself on the market of Central and South America?
Central and South America are currently among the most attractive and interesting markets in our industry and EGT has an ambitious growth plan for the region. Currently our company has established itself as one of the fastest developing gaming suppliers, being the largest to the Caribbean. We are working with most of the local operators and are striving to meet the demands of the domestic players. In 2016 we raised our revenues substantially, opened our offices in Colombia and Peru, entered new markets, made numerous installations and initiated several strategic partnerships.
In 2017 we will keep our focus unchanged, expanding even further and faster in the region, bringing many new games, providing an excellent service and developing specific market strategies for each country, to be put into action by our local sales teams.
You said that EGT is the main supplier to the Caribbean. To what products do you owe your success?
At the moment we are the main supplier of the most developed markets in the region - St. Maarten, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Aruba, Jamaica and Suriname. We achieved great success this year with our Premier P-24/24 Up cabinet, followed by the jackpot system Egypt Quest and the P-27/32H St slot model, supplied with the Collection series multigame mixes. We also made several installations of our Cat 4 Cash jackpot system in Curacao, where the product received high acclaim from operators and players alike and became the best performing on the island. We are looking forward to our first Curved cabinets (P-42V Up and P-42V St) arrivals in Aruba and St. Maarten. These models of Premier series will certainly make a splash together with another product of EGT – the Touch Roulette Table of Luxury series. It will appear in the Caribbean, at first in the Dominican Republic and then into Aruba, St. Maarten and Curacao.
Could you tell us more about the opening of EGT’s new office in Colombia and about your plans for further expansion in the country?
Being closer to our customers has always proved a successful strategy for EGT. Colombia with its 80,000 legal machines is undoubtedly an attractive market and we have considered it as one of high potential for us. We opened our new office in the country so we could improve our services and achieve a stronger presence in the territory. After only one month we were already sure that were heading into the right direction – we signed our first contract for 200 machines. We started with our Classic Vega+ slot model, which was supplied to various Codere properties in Colombia in the past and gained fast in popularity, and intend to go on with our Premier series models which will certainly bring our local services to another level. Actually we have already inked several deals for the Premier cabinets with large operators in the country. Codere for example is extending our partnership with the P-27/27 St Slim and P-24/24 Up machines, all Crown casinos will soon be supplied with our latest Premier multigame mixes, as well as with the Collection series one, designed specifically for the Latin American markets, where players enjoy the multi denominations.
As sales results we forecast to achieve the installation of 1,500 gaming stations till the end of 2017.
How about the market of Mexico? Do you consider it important?
Mexico is the biggest market in the region, but as it is more complex, we decided to step into it a little bit later. However, its attractiveness is obvious – it has the highest growth potential, and EGT is now prepared to become one of the key local casino equipment providers. We have already completed several successful installations in various Caliente casinos and have provided our first machines to Logrand group – one of the major local operators. Both companies chose our P-24/24 Up cabinet of Premier series and will probably go on with some other models in 2017.
Building on our initial success, we are delivering our first group of 150 machines for Codere Mexico, that will be spread across many different casinos throughout the county. Part of the installations will include our new 4 Happy Hits jackpot system, housed in the curved Premier cabinet of EGT – the P-42V St, others will feature the Collection Series multigame mixes, presented again in the curved cabinets, and the slot model P-27/27 St Slim.
We have high expectations for the 4 Happy Hits though, as it is very flexible when it comes to settings and is especially designed for casinos where players are leaning to the American type of games with very high hit rate. Moreover, in Mexico will be installed stand-alone machines with linked progressive jackpot, which will raise the users’ excitement to the maximum.
What could you tell us about the EGT office in Panama? What are your future plans for its development?
Our office in Panama has been a great success since its very opening in 2014. EGT is within the few manufacturers that have its own local center in the country. We have come a long way since our first installation of the Vega Vision+ slot model. Now we are partnering with all the key operators in Panama and are constantly presenting new products to them - we just completed the first delivery of our P-27/32 H St and P-27/42 St Egypt Quest cabinets.
The leadership of EGT in the country roots also in its best developed technical support. Our response time is short and the maintenance and repair services are assisted online 24 hours a day by our team in Sofia. This year we are also opening our new local service centre, which will provide the spare parts for all the Americas, including the Caribbean. It will optimize our technical support by 30% and will assist our neighbouring offices too.
Another forthcoming project is the expansion of our show room in the country, so it could welcome customers from the whole region 365 days a year and to be used for trainings, presentations and try-outs.
Last but not least, we are also establishing a team to assist our online games sales in Central and South America where we intend to expand with our interactive portfolio too, after several highly successful installations of the kind. We offer over 70 internet-based video slot games, available for desktop or handheld devices and are constantly updating their range with new titles.
The official representative of Euro Games Technology in Slovenia - Fininvest d.o.o., went into another successful partnership with Hit Group – one of the largest entertainment providers in Europe, with distinctive approach towards innovative gaming, fun and tourism experiences. The company, that runs over 210 gaming tables and 3,300 slot machines, has once again trusted the Bulgarian manufacturer’s products that have already successfully met its requirements for reliability, high performance and players’ preferences. Recently the group arranged for three more installations of Premier series cabinets in Slovenia, that increased the total number of EGT machines at Hit’s gaming establishments to 43 of the models P-24/24 St Slim, P-27/27 St Slim, as well as of the P-27/42V St and P-24/32V Up with the 4-level progressive jackpot system Egypt Quest.
Marijan Šavli, slot operations analyst manager of Hit Group, shared his impressions on EGT products: “Our first delivery of EGT machines was in July, 2015 and included six P-24/24 St Slim cabinets for one of our casinos. Their comfort for the players and wide variety of games in their Premier Multi-3 and Multi-4 multigame mixes, endeared them to the gaming audience in a short span of time. This is how we opted for more machines of the same model, adding also some P-27/27 St Slim cabinets, for four other Hit’s gaming establishments. Our latest installations made in August and September at three more casinos – Aurora (Casinò Kobarid), Park (Hit) and Larix (Hit Larix), widened the EGT presence at our gaming floors with the Egypt Quest jackpot system. Our past experience leads us to believe that the new coming products of the Bulgarian manufacturer will perform just as good as the previous ones.”
Marko Kmetic, general manager of Fininvest d.o.o. and sales representative of EGT for Slovenia, also shared his positive expectations about the new collaboration with Hit Group, stressing on the impeccable technical support, that goes along with the ever growing portfolio of cabinets and games of Euro Games Technology, aimed to suit both player’s and operator’s requirements.
The international team of Euro Games Technology welcomed guests from all over the world during G2E 2016 in Vegas and showed them around the company’s booth, presenting an innovative product lineup of slot machines, multigame mixes, multiplayer solutions, interactive games and casino management systems. The received feedback was more than positive.
“In my over 20 years of presenting at the exhibition, I have never seen that many compliments, praise and interest in the different products we displayed,” shared Sean Smith, president and founder of Reel Games Inc., the partner of EGT for North America. “Our new slot games, jackpot systems and cabinet models were a hit. The Luxury series touch tables and the Spider casino management system were a good draw to stop customers in their tracks as well. Not only did we have excitement from our existing customers. We have now added a high level of interest from almost all states and tribes and all the Canadian provinces. During every presentation I received congratulations on the showcased products. Many customers even came back two or three times during the show to look at them again. Amazing!”
The products that focused the keenest attention of the audience were among the newest developments of the company – the jackpot systems 3 Happy Hits, 4 Happy Hits and Fu Gui Rong Hua, the Super Premier and the Curved cabinets, the multigame mixes of Collection series – Fruits, Red, Green and Orange, the Lucky Circle Cash touch table of Luxury series and the Spider casino management system. EGT Interactive gathered a lot of guests mainly from Latin America.
At G2E 2016 the company celebrated not only the highest number of visitors and shown interest in its products, but its recent growth in Central and South America as well. The Bulgarian manufacturer has opened new offices in Peru and Colombia (it forecasts to achieve the installation of 1,500 gaming stations in the country till the end of 2017). EGT is also establishing a new sales and service centre in Panama that will provide the spare parts for all the Americas, including the Caribbean, optimizing the technical support by 30% and assisting its neighbouring offices as well.
In respect of sales the company is looking forward to its installations in Mexico and Colombia, as well as in the Caribbean, where it is already a major gaming supplier, especially in the well-developed markets of St. Maarten, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Aruba, Jamaica and Suriname. Among the most successful products of EGT in the Americas are the P-24/24 Up, P-27/27 St Slim and P-27/32H St slot cabinets, as well as the jackpot system Egypt Quest. The company has also made several installations of its Cat 4 Cash jackpot in the region and is looking forward to its first Curved cabinets (P-42V Up and P-42V St) and Luxury series touch roulette table deliveries in the Caribbean.
”This year's G2E show is definitely a step further for us and is the most successful exhibition we have ever had in Vegas,” concluded about the event Mr. Stanislav Stanev, sales & marketing director of EGT. “It will certainly boost our development into the U.S. and Central and South America. We also enjoyed meeting with our visitors and felt proud of their high acclaim for our show display.”
Euro Games Technology’s partner for North America Reel Games, Inc., has accomplished an installation at the casino at Gulfstream Park in Florida – an original entertainment destination, designed as a prototype of the future of American horse racing industry. The gaming establishment features two floors of high energy amusement with over 800 Las Vegas style slot machines and has recently obtained eight cabinets of EGT. Some of them are from its most successful model - the P-24/24 Up, outfitted with the Premier Purple, Orange and Blue multigame mixes, each containing six very popular gaming titles of the company. Enhancing even further the local players’ chances of winning, is the supplied 4-level mystery progressive jackpot system Lady’s Cards, as well as the 4-level progressive Cat 4 Cash, presented in the cabinets P-27/42V St and P-24/32V Up and entertaining with its Multi-1 and Multi-2 library of titles.
Lisa Siples, slot technical manager at Gulfstream Park, commented on the installation: “We are always striving to offer our customers the best products and services and to diversify our range of games. This is why we decided to try out EGT’s equipment. What attracted us the most was its combination of stylish outlook and ergonomic features, as well as the jackpot systems Cat 4 Cash and Lady’s Cards. Our players are so far attracted to the newly delivered slot machines as they really stand out, so, if their interest keeps that high, we may consider the opportunity to have more EGT machines at our casino in foreseeable future.”
Sean Smith, president and founder of Reel Games, Inc., also shared how pleased he was about the partnership with Gulfstream Park & Casino, highlighting that the installation was done in a very quick and professional manner. He added: “This delivery reinforced the strong positions we have already achieved in the region. We plan on expanding EGT’s presence in all North American casinos.”
Euro Games Technology opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia, after researching on the local market and finding high sales potential for its machines. The trade and service center is headed by Silviya Marinova – a professional with 12 years of experience in the gaming industry and part of the EGT team for about a year. Elaborating on the reasons that led to the decision for the new establishment of the company Mrs. Marinova commented: ”Our participation in this year’s edition of FADJA Colombia was a great success and reaffirmed our intentions to step directly into the country. Most of the local casino operators and players have heard about EGT and are familiar with our products’ excellent results in Central America. They have seen us at the G2E Vegas and SAGSE Panama exhibitions as well and have followed our growth as a company and portfolio. EGT’s positive image is actually the real foundation of our office in Colombia that will provide sales and rental services, together with technical support and spare parts.”
Among the rich variety of EGT products for further local development of the company Mrs. Marinova will mainly rely on the slot machines and the multiplayer solutions. The flagship cabinet of Premier series – the bestseller P-24/24 Up, and the elegant P-27/27 St Slim are among the key models that are expected to be most favored by the gaming audience in the country. They will support some of the largest EGT multigame mixes, like those of the Collection series and the Premier Multi-5 and Multi-6. Both cabinets have actually been already introduced to Colombia, being installed in 2015 in Nao Sun Casino in Cartagena, operated by Sun International. In October and November this year more than 78 machines of the same models, together with 50 Classic Premier slot cabinets, will also be supplied to several casinos of Codere, with which the Bulgarian manufacturer has already been working in Panama and Argentina.
The multiplayer solutions division of EGT will enter the country soon with the STORK terminal – a very successful development of their R&D department. It is flexible to be configured with different roulette wheels – live, automated and virtual, allowing the players to bet simultaneously on all of them, and having its own multigame mix of video slot games, as well as a 4-level jackpot system Jackpot Cards. These unique for the local market features, secured almost immediately several future installations of the STORK in the country.
Considering the competitive advantages of EGT in Colombia, Silviya Marinova shared: “We are a company that is constantly enhancing its products and services and presents new and innovative games with outstanding graphics and highly effective mathematical models, as well as more powerful platforms and slot cabinets. I’m confident that we will be able to enrich the local gaming market, pleasing the operators and entertaining both domestic and foreign players.”
Mrs. Marinova is proud to be part of so dynamic and progressive organization. She wishes to herself to be able to build an effective branch of EGT with talented and motivated employees, devoted to show the qualities and values of the company brands.
Euro Games Technology arranged a display of machines during this year’s congress Expo Congreso Andaluz in Costa del Sol - Torremolinos, Spain, that focused on the current and future trends in the business of gaming halls operators. The event took place on 14 and 15 September, 2016, and was attended by the industry experts from the country and Europe.
The booth of EGT showcased the slant top models of the well-known Premier series – the P-27/27 St, P-27/27 St Slim and P-27/32H St, that will be soon homologated in 6 Spanish regions. The visitors were also able to get acquainted with the four-level progressive jackpot system Egypt Quest, ready to be introduced in Valencia till the end of September, presented in the specially designed P-27/42V St cabinet. The P-24/24 Up slot model - one of the most favored products of the company worldwide, several AWP-machines and the Vega Jackpot System completed the display and raised the guests’ interest further.
As for the gaming mixes, EGT presented the Premier series Multi-3, Multi-4 and the latest Multi-5 libraries, most having over 40 titles, with different number of reels, lines, denominations and gaming themes. “We are famous for the diversity in our portfolio and I am confident that we possess a strong set of innovative and competitive products to add to our local success in near future,” said Gergana Yaneva, director of EGT Spain. “Our Vega Vision cabinets, especially suited for the gaming halls, received positive feedback during the congress and are to be installed in several establishments in Catalonia, Madrid and Valencia till the end of the year. We will also rely on the mystery progressive jackpot system Lady’s Cards and the Premier slant top cabinets that all have everything needed to be warmly welcomed by both players and operators in the country.”
Adding to the strong line of products, EGT in Spain is also moving forward with its local service provision. It is currently finalizing its registration as casino equipment manufacturer and distributor for the regions of Andalusia and Baleares. The main office of the company will soon be relocated to a new address in Barcelona, providing much more space for a spare parts store and a showroom of slot cabinets, available for demos. Maintenance technicians and highly qualified sales specialists will also be at hand to consult and assist in any matter, related to EGT machines and how they could be of best service to its current and potential owners.
3 Happy Hits, Super Premier, Premier Curved, Collection Series, Fruits Collection, Lucky Circle Cash, Spider CMS and many new interactive titles will be just the beginning of another trip into EGT’s gaming world at booth 2653 during the G2E show in Vegas. The company’s R&D professionals have now paved the way for an even more exciting journey, adding numerous new products and multigame mixes. And all this will be backed up with the accelerated growth of Euro Games Technology in the US, Central and South America.
“This year has been our most successful in the region,” shared Stanislav Stanev, sales & marketing director of EGT. “We had plenty of installations in Mexico, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Curacao, Panama, Suriname and Uruguay and expanded our sales network with offices in Colombia and Peru. Alongside strengthening our partnership with our local customers, we began working with many new operators, some of them managing large casino chains.”
Euro Games Technology has prepared all necessary to keep the excitement of G2E visitors as high as possible. Some of its premieres are created especially for the North American players. “The U.S. market has been our priority for several months and we are looking forward to G2E as we are eager to show our newest product developments. For sure they will charm the local players and will add more appeal to the gaming halls of our customers,” concluded Mr. Stanev.
In the spotlight at EGT’s booth will be:
3 Happy Hits
The newest 3 Happy Hits mystery progressive jackpot system will be having its world debut at G2E 2016. It has 3 levels, designed to combine the experience of both stand-alone (individual for each of the cabinets) and shared (common for all gaming machines, connected to the network) jackpots. 3 Happy Hits supports 4 different games - 50 Amazons' Battle, The Story of Alexander, Dorothy's Fairyland and Ancient Dynasty, and will be presented in the most famous cabinet of EGT – the P-24/24 Up, shortlisted for a second year in a row within the top 10 casino products in the worldwide Global Gaming Awards (GGA) competition.
Fu Gui Rong Hua
Fu Gui Rong Hua is a Chinese-themed 4-level progressive jackpot system with especially designed “Reel 243 Ways Pay” games, where all the reels are in play. It is housed in the EGT Curved cabinets, or in the thematically customized slot models P-27/42V St and P-24/32V Up, equipped with a 24- or 27-inch widescreen main monitor and a 32- or 42-inch portrait-oriented display.
4 Happy Hits
4 Happy Hits will also have its first G2E show this year. It is a 4-level symbol driven progressive and mystery jackpot system, having its own multigame mix “Multi Hits-1” of four different-themed games, based on the newest Exciter III platform and having 5 reels and 25 fixed lines. It uses the Curved cabinets of EGT.
Premier Curved Cabinets
Another premiere at G2E will be the EGT Curved cabinets – P-42V Up and St, pleasing the fans with their 42-inch curved vertical touch-screen monitor. It is not divided to different sections and allows larger space for the media graphics. The games now look more captivating than ever and the information on the display is easily and intuitively perceived by the users.
The high-class Super Premier cabinet ensures the best of comfort for the players, being large enough to accommodate everything needed for their highest gaming satisfaction, yet having some of the most compact dimensions within its class in the industry. The model follows the most recent tendencies in the contemporary industrial design, having flawless edge-to-edge glass surfaces, intelligent ambient LED illumination, responsive to the activated game, and two 42-inch landscape curved monitors that “embrace” the users with high-end and depth enhanced gaming experience. The incorporated comfortable multimedia chair with high-quality stereo sound, coming from the headrest, and main game controlling buttons, included in the armrests, is another ergonomic detail, designed by the engineers of EGT with players’ desires in mind.
Collection Series and Fruits Collection
The Collection series is created to please the local players to the greatest extent with its 3 multigame mixes, each of 48 different games. It is accessible on the P-27/32H St, P-27/27 St Slim, as well as on the curved models of EGT. The platform that powers it is again the new Exciter III also used also for the recently developed multigame Fruits Collection of 38 fruit-themed titles that will be available with most of the company’s cabinets.
Lucky Circle Cash Touch Table
The new Lucky Circle Cash (LCC) touch table of the Luxury series has immediately secured a nomination in top 10 land-based gaming innovations of 2016 in the GGA competition. It is a high-end product, featuring an exquisite design, modern technologies and demanding performance standards. The table supports one or two direction wheel for the game Lucky Circle and is equipped with an 84-inch LCD with 3840 x 2160 resolution. It accommodates up to 8 players, providing each of them with a 21-inch touch screen display, where, while comfortably seated, they may make their individual bets for the next spin at the slide of a finger. Bets and payouts are identical to those in effect at a traditional Lucky Circle game and the handling of the chips, the calculation of winnings and the payouts are made automatically by an EGT’s proprietary technology.
EGT Interactive will welcome the visitors with its portfolio of gaming titles for desktop computers or mobile devices. A recent development of the company are the mini slot games, created for the online sport betting sites. Their mathematical models are identical to those of the standard internet titles, but their screens are smaller, so they could be embedded within the confined space of the home page or the “live betting” section of the websites. EGT Interactive’s mini games are connected to the 4-level (Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts and Spades) mystery jackpot system Jackpot Cards. A randomly triggered bonus game leads the player to a set of 12 cards, where he/she should uncover 3 of the same suit to win the corresponding jackpot.
Spider Casino Management System
The Spider casino management system of EGT is also ready to demonstrate how it can make easier the everyday operations of the gaming establishments. For G2E it will show its newest Cage and TITO modules that allow control over all cash operations, increasing the security on the cash flow and providing the operators with detailed transaction history and real-time balance level.
Alongside the premieres at EGT’s booth will also be some of the best recognized worldwide products, like the jackpot systems Egypt Quest, Cat 4 Cash, Diamond Life, Lady’s Cards, the Premier R8 automated roulette and many slot cabinets. The showcased almost 100 gaming stations will certainly keep the visitors’ interest high, proving to those who have recognized the company as their trustworthy supplier that its portfolio is in line with their requirements and highest expectations.
Over 80 gaming stations, showing the latest innovations of Euro Games Technology alongside its most valued world-famous products, magnificent shows and many surprises for the visitors will be the hallmark of the company’s booth at this year’s Entertainment Arena Expo in Romania. During 5-7 September EGT’s two-story showcase No 401 will be again the biggest on the exhibition floor and the brightest and most remembering must-to-see place for the guests of the event.
For the first time the local gaming audience will be shown the new curved cabinets of EGT – the P-42V upright and slant top models, each having a 42-inch portrait-oriented curved monitor with integrated touch-screen for greater interactivity. Their market launch was recently in July together with the one of Super Premier slot machine that is among the latest developments of the company as well. Its two 42-inch landscape curved monitors and 27-inch widescreen main display, adjustable chair with integrated sound system and gaming library of the Collection Series mix are just a hint of why this cabinet has made a splash in the industry’s connoisseurs circle.
Two EGT’s 4-level jackpot systems will also make their debut before the Romanian audience at Entertainment Arena Expo 2016 – the progressive Chinese-themed Fu Gui Rong Hua, available in both P-24/32V Up and P-27/42V St cabinets, and the symbol driven progressive and mystery jackpot solution 4 Happy Hits, presented in the P-42V Up Curved model. Alongside will stand the well-known P-24/24 Up, P-27/32H St, P-27/27 St and P-27/27 St Slim slot machines with the Premier-4, 5, 6, and Fruits multigames, and the jackpot systems Diamond Life, Cat 4 Cash, Egypt Quest and Lady’s Cards. Several AWP machines will complete the presentation of the company’s slot business unit.
EGT’s multiplayer division will gain the fascination of Arena Expo’s audience with some of its most successful products. The Luxury touch table (LTT) of the eponymous series, which already won worldwide recognition thanks to its innovative technology and ergonomic design, will be equipped with an automated roulette wheel. Five STORK terminals, connected to a live, an automated roulette wheel and to a bingo machine, will prove again their versatility to be part of many and different configurations and will present all their features that turn them into so favored solution by both casino operators and players. The automated roulette Premier R8 with 8 gaming stations will be available with its Rigel-2 multigame mix, which includes 40 slot games, allows the connection to up to six automated and live roulette wheels and combines them with the mystery jackpot system Jackpot Cards.
The fans of online gaming will be warmly welcomed by the EGT Interactive team, that has prepared a rich portfolio of new titles for both desktop computers and mobile devices. The company’s casino management system Spider will also be on display, featuring accounting, cage, TITO, security and jackpot modules with two more in progress for the players tracking and the bonusing. The Pyramid CMS - a local Romanian software solution, will also be demonstrated as abilities to assist the casino operators in their everyday management activities.
The participation of EGT in Arena Expo 2016 is another opportunity for the company to demonstrate its policy to keep its customers as number one priority. As a result of this concept its local office in Romania improves its sales results every year and is constantly expanding its team.
Euro Games Technology’s casino equipment has once again been chosen by Olympic Entertainment Group – a leading provider of gaming services in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, operating also in Poland, Slovakia, Belarus, Italy and Malta. The operator’s new Olympic Park casino in Tallinn, spread across over 17,000 sq. ft and having almost 100 slot machines and different table games, is among the largest in the area. On the occasion of its grand opening the gaming establishment has selected machines of highly famous manufacturers, including six P-27/27 St Slim cabinets from Premier series of EGT, delivered by the official representative of the company for the Baltic countries – the reputable D-Systems GmbH. The model is strongly preferred by both casino operators and players for its eye-catching and at the same time ergonomic design, as well as for its Premier multigames, offering wide variety of different and well-known titles.
Commenting on the current installation and the plans for D-Systems’ future development Emilia Tomachinska, managing director of the company, said: „EGT’s partnership with Olympic Entertainment Group dates back to 2015, when D-Systems GmbH supplied the first cabinets of the Bulgarian manufacturer in an operator’s casino in Latvia. The excellent results easily convinced our client that the Premier brand should unfold its potential also in their establishment in Tallinn, Estonia, which is a recognition for us. I’m sure that EGT’s products will match the expectations as they have always done.”
An undeniable evidence of the thriving relationships with Olympic Entertainment Group is the fact that from the beginning of 2016 D-Systems GmbH has made several new installations of EGT’s most favored model - P-24/24 Up, in a number of operator’s casinos in Latvia. P-24/24 Up and P-27/27 St models were also supplied to Olympic’s gaming establishment in Malta. All received slot machines are equipped with the latest Premier multigame mixes.
For a short span of time EGT’s products have become widely preferred by the local players, attracting more and more new audience. D-Systems’ team is on its way to continue its business with Olympic Entertainment Group – one of the operator’s establishments in Lithuania is also expecting its P-24/24 Up slot cabinets in August, that will be housing again the rich library of Premier game titles.
Euro Games Technology in France marked its most successful 1st semester ever. Its sales results in 2016 already outnumbered those of the whole 2015 by 100%. Since the beginning of the year the local office of the Bulgarian manufacturer has supplied 210 gaming stations in total - 60 of them are of slot cabinets, 150 are of multiplayer products. The Luxury touch tables (LTTs) of EGT have had a warm reception in the country, reaching their highest number of installations precisely in France. Their up-to-date technology, however, has been acknowledged twice by the connoisseurs globally. Two years in a row already models of the Luxury series have been nominated among the top 10 gaming land-based innovations in the GGA worldwide competition. The LTTs’ 84-inch top display and 21-inch touch screen individual player stations for placing the bets have proved their high-class comfort to the users. The unprecedented success of these products is followed by the local players’ positive feedback on the STORK terminals of EGT, that are usually connected in various configurations to different roulette wheels, and on the Premier R8 automated roulette.
Some slot cabinets of the company have also become widely popular in France especially after a round of recent installations. The Р-24/24 Up and Р-27/27 St Slim of the Premier brand are highly effective and offer a diverse and exciting experience to the gaming audience in the country. The models are supplied with the Premier Multi-3, Multi-4, Multi-5 and Multi-6 mixes, having from 39 to 45 different themed titles. The mystery progressive jackpot system of four levels – Diamond Life, is also favored by the French players for its stylish cabinet and ample gaming choice.
Some of these EGT products have already been supplied to the biggest casino operators in the country, among which are the groups Barriere, Tranchant, Partouche, IGGR, SFC. A number of independent gaming establishments – the casinos Hendaye Sokoburu, Saint Gilles La Reunion, Capbreton, Hosegor, Lons Le Saunier, St Trojan, etc., have also preferred EGT as their partner in increasing the number of their patrons.
Borislav Prokopiev, EGT’s sales representative in France, shared his opinion on the key factors for the company’s significant success in the country: “More and more operators are choosing EGT’s products because of the excellent results they have been showing during the past few years. Our machines are highly competitive in terms of price/quality ratio and we provide support of high standard to our customers. So I expect that till the end of 2016 our sales results will be even higher and that very soon we will be working with all operators in France.”
Euro Games Technology has further strengthened its partnership with the operator Winbet, having made a new installation in its Winbet Casino in Minsk, Belarus, for the first birthday of the gaming establishment, celebrated in June, 2016. Just for one year the casino has become strongly preferred by the players and has been chosen for the best gaming hall in the city by the prestigious local competition Molnia M017. Now the guests could enjoy the recently supplied 5 STORK terminals, connected to a Vega R8 automated roulette, which is already familiar to the visitors of Winbet Casino, and an additional automated Premier roulette center. The installation marks the actual debut of the STORK in Belarus and the product has been perceived as a complete novelty by the players, as it allows them to bet on up to three different roulette wheels from a single gaming station, featuring user-friendly menus and showing the real-time progress of the game at each of the wheels. At that the terminal supports a fully electronic version of the widely loved locally blackjack. Undergoing homologation is the multigame mix Rigel-1 that will offer more 20 different video slot titles, accessible from the STORK.
Mr. Boyko Boev, director of EGT office in Belarus, shared: “We are flattered that our partner Winbet has chosen our machines for the big surprise at the birthday party of its establishment in Minsk. It was an exceptional occasion for the STORK to be first tried out by the local gaming audience. The terminal received highly positive initial feedback and the good reviews have spread out quickly, attracting more and more new visitors to the casino.”
The recent installation is the next logical step after the success of the previously provided by EGT 49 machines of the models P-24/24 Up, Vega Vision+ St, Vega Vision Up, Cat 4 Cash (a jackpot solution) and Vega R8 roulette. Winbet highlighted that the impeccable quality of the gaming equipment and the high level of its design and interface had been at the core of their fruitful relationship with Euro Games Technology. They added: “We knew that the STORK terminals would appeal to our customers, being an innovative solution, so we backed them up by a well-organized advertising campaign. We also expect that the available on the terminal blackjack will win a favorable reception from the local players. This game is traditional for the country and its electronic EGT version is just perfect for the avid fans.”
Euro Games Technology has made its first installation in the Spanish province of Valencia, entering Casino Cirsa Valencia, located in the capital city of the community. Officially opened in 2010, the gaming establishment is part of the Cirsa Gaming Corporation – one of the leading companies in the gambling and entertainment industry and the first Spanish operator in the sector. The casino, receiving more than 300,000 visitors annually, has been supplied with six cabinets of the most favored slot model of EGT – the P-24/24 Up. The machines are equipped with the Multi-3 and Multi-4 multigame mixes of Premier series, each containing respectively 39 and 45 various games. In addition, players are given the opportunity to compete for one of the three jackpot levels (Mini, Midi and Super) of the connected mystery jackpot system Vega.
Reviewing the installation, Javier Gutiérrez, director of Casino Cirsa Valencia said: “We wanted to add more high efficient machines to our casino floor, offering diverse games, like poker and roulette, in a single slot cabinet and that led us to choose the products of Euro Games Technology. Our guests are not only from Spain, but also from Russia, China and Bulgaria and they would enjoy this advantage. What made P-24/24 Up preferred also by our players in Valencia is the combination of its user-friendly interface, wide variety of games with different mathematic models and size of bets, as well as the fact that the audience was already familiar with EGT slot models from other casinos in the country.”
EGT and Cirsa Gaming Corporation have been partners since 2015, when the Bulgarian manufacturer’s team in Panama has concluded several installations in the operator’s local casinos, as well as in its gaming properties in the Dominican Republic. “The mere fact that they have decided to use our services again bears an eloquent testimony to their high appreciation of our products,” commented Gergana Yaneva, director of EGT Spain. “I am confident that we will keep on meeting Casino Cirsa Valencia’s requirements and hope that in foreseeable future we’ll expand our presence in more of Cirsa’s gaming establishments in Spain.”
Interview of Mario Trayanski, director EGT Peru, for Yogonet
How was the first experience of EGT in PGS? Did it meet your expectations?
I was absolutely thrilled at the Peruvian Gaming Show this year. The interest to our products exceeded our expectations, which weren’t too high, considering the fact that we haven’t been on that market for so many years. The received positive feedback from our visitors, however, revealed that they have already heard of our portfolio or have seen some of our products in other parts of the world and that makes us confident that we have good prospects to gain stable positions also in Peru in foreseeable future.
Why do you think that product as P-42V St Curved cabinet and the mystery and progressive jackpot systems “Fu Gui Rong Hua”, Egypt Quest, Diamond Life, Lady's Cards and Cat 4 Cash can be successful in Peru? Do they have local appeal?
The models that you described are among the very successful products of EGT and have gained high acclaim from the gaming audience worldwide. There is no doubt that our progressive jackpot systems will gather immediately the players, as they are new to the local market and are attractive with their fresh appeal and promise for exciting experience.
EGT has two offices in Latin America: Panama and Argentina. Are you planning to open an office in Peru?
This is an important question to EGT. Yes, we have so far opened two offices in South America and the foundation of another one here, in Peru, is part of our expansion plan that we have put into action since the beginning of the year. It will help us to stay closer to our customers on this well-developed market, to be more adaptive to their local demands, tailoring our products to them and offering our services in the best possible way.
How would you describe the Peruvian market? What is its potential for a company as EGT?
The Peruvian market exceeds 80,000 machines and more than a half of them are due for a replacement. This creates new opportunities for EGT. We have a wide portfolio of many different products and each of them is created, having both casino operators and players in mind. So we are looking forward to proving how valuable we can be to our local customers and to show them all the advantages we bring.
Euro Games Technology stepped in the picturesque and verdant Uruguay with a series of installations on the southern coastline of the country. Since January, 2016 the casinos of the biggest local operator Casinos del Estado, managing 32 gaming establishments, welcomed the first 50 P-24/24 Up cabinets of Premier series, delivered in execution of a tender, won by EGT. For the second stage of it the Bulgarian manufacturer will supply another 36 machines within two weeks. The cabinets are equipped with the Multi-4 and Multi-5 multigame mixes, each consisting of 45 titles of 3 to 5 spinning reels and 5 ÷ 100 paylines. The available wide choice of games has immediately encaptivated the players: “It is so comfortable to try many different titles on one cabinet, without having to change the machines”, shared one of them. “I love the Keno game,” commented another in Punta del Este casino. “Now I can enjoy it on a slot cabinet and the experience is identical to being in a bingo hall!”
The model P-24/24 Up is the most popular machine of EGT, having fans all over the world. Its first appearance in Uruguay has been in Radisson Casino in Montevideo and Hípica Rioplatense and has been followed shortly by highly positive user reviews. With the recent installations the cabinet is now available in all major gaming establishments in the country with Keno being the most preferred title of Premier Multi-4 and Multi-5 mixes. “Keno of EGT is a hit among the local players, generates higher results for the casinos and attracts more visitors to their halls,” shared Daniel Magariños, general manager of Pallana Gaming, Euro Games Technology’s partner for Uruguay. “The reason for its success stems from EGT’s design concept, as well as from the convenience of having this particular game accessible on a standard slot cabinet. I’m confident that soon there will be much more titles of the company to gain the same popularity in the country.“
Key reasons of Casinos del Estado for choosing the bid of EGT for the installation of 50 machines have been the short delivery time, the practicality of P-24/24 Up, its game catalogue and high serviceability. All important components of the cabinet are easy accessible and this feature facilitates the technical team of the operator. “We are proud that the most famous product of EGT enters the Uruguayan market precisely with the major local casino operator Casinos del Estado. It is a tough market, but we have so far managed to achieve very good results. This slot model is among the most efficient cabinets and will certainly capacitate our expansion in the country,“ added Mr. Magariños.
This year’s edition of iGaming Show, the world’s largest and most prestigious online gaming exhibition, will take care of its guests’ highest excitement, including EGT Interactive for a first time among its exhibitors. On 8 and 9 June in Amsterdam at booth Е44 the visitors will be carried away by the enchanting world of over 70 internet-based games, accessible on different mobile and desktop devices.
A noteworthy premiere of the company will be the mini slot games, created to diversify the services of online sport betting sites. For the purpose EGT Interactive has initially adapted three of its most popular and high performing titles – Burning Hot, Supreme Hot and Ultimate Hot, each having 3 to 5 spinning reels and a fruit-themed design. “The mathematical models of the mini games are identical to those of the standard internet ones, which, in turn, are an optimized copy of the equivalent titles of EGT’s land-based slot cabinets. The mini versions differ only in their smaller screens, that allow them to be embedded within the confined space of the home page or “live betting” section of the websites,” commented Mr. Todor Zahariev, CEO of EGT Interactive.
EGT Interactive’s mini games are connected to the 4-level (Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts and Spades) mystery jackpot system Jackpot Cards. A randomly triggered bonus game leads the player to a set of 12 cards, where he/she should uncover 3 of the same suit to win the corresponding jackpot.
At the iGaming Show EGT Interactive will aim at attracting new customers from all over Europe, focusing mainly on its northern part, famous for its fast growing online casino market and highly intense competition. EGT Interactive amongst other things will rely on its vast slot games portfolio of impeccable quality, containing also 14 dice titles, specifically created for the Netherlands and neighboring countries.
“Our major advantage is company’s products and services that exceed customers’ expectations. Our team and sales are swiftly growing. Soon after we developed the first three mini games they became part of the Efbet casino’s website in Bulgaria with many more sport betting businesses to follow in near future. Additionally, EGT Interactive is offering a web-based casino platform for smoothly turning a standard offline gaming establishment into an omnichannel, high-efficient organization that utilizes the full 24/7 capacity of the online service. The customer-focused approach is the key to our success,“ added Mr. Zahariev.
During Peru Gaming Show 2016 at expo center Jokey Plaza, Lima, Euro Games Technology will showcase its products for a first time before the local gaming audience. For its debut the company has specially prepared a display of its newest and most popular slot machines at its booth No 55.
One of the models in the spotlight will be the P-42V St Curved cabinet of Premier series. Its arched touch-screen 42-inch monitor for more visually powerful games, the sophisticated design with flawless end-to-end clear glass tops, the user-friendly interface, the impeccable comfort for the players and the rich in variety multigames of Collection series make it stand out with technical accomplishment, elegance and high sales potential.
Five EGT mystery and progressive jackpot systems of four jackpot levels – Fu Gui Rong Hua, Egypt Quest, Diamond Life, Lady’s Cards and Cat 4 Cash, will also be triggering a variety of positive emotions in the PGS visitors, showing off their individually designed bonus games and special selection of multigames. The newest Fu Gui Rong Hua was presented for a first time just several months ago. Its name in Chinese means “fortune, glory, splendor and riches” and the product is created to make them frequently happen for the players, granting them the chance of hitting multiple of its jackpot levels at a time. At PGS 2016 the Fu Gui Rong Hua will be housed in a P-24/32V Up cabinet, one of the two available for the system, having a 24-inch touch-screen main monitor, a 32-inch vertically-oriented top box and a 24-inch topper.
The jackpot systems Egypt Quest, Diamond Life and Lady’s Cards are already well-known in Central and Latin America. Lady’s Cards, will be presented with the most popular EGT slot model – P-24/24 Up, being favored in over 75 countries. The custom design of the cabinets, the mathematical models and the different themed games of these products dive the player into their fabulous and exciting world, offering an experience to be sought after again.
Euro Games Technology is looking forward to its second consecutive participation in ExpoJoc in Valencia. This year, on 25-26 May, at booth A11 will make its debut in Spain the multiplayer division of the company, that will rely on its two top products to leave a lasting impression on the local gaming audience. Its roulette table LTT from Luxury series with an automated wheel and touch screen displays for placing the bets has been convincingly keeping ahead of the competition on a global scale for its high quality, touch of luxury and unmatched convenience for the players. The STORK terminal at its own end will uncover its advantage to be configured in multiple ways with different roulette wheels (live, automated, or virtual) and bingo machines, adding also a vast own video slot library of various games and the ability to connect to a jackpot.
EGT’s slot division will compete for visitors’ attention with its P-27/27 St Slim, P-24/24 Up and P-27/32H St cabinets of Premier series, together with the progressive jackpot system Egypt Quest and the specially designed for the local market AWP machines from Vega Vision+ Up and Vega Vision+ St models. Rich gaming diversity will be secured with some of the most popular EGT multigames of Premier series and of the latest Collection series.
ExpoJoc 2016 will reveal another EGT’s local premiere - the first appearance in Spain of the company’s interactive solutions. Desktop computers and different mobile devices will enable the fans of online gaming to dive into EGT Interactive’s appealing world and the casino operators to find the best way to incorporate the internet channel into their business.
EGT has so far been known in Spain mainly for its slot machines, but this is about to change as some key priorities of the company now include the promoting of its multiplayer and interactive products and solutions. Gergana Yaneva, director of the EGT’s regional office, opened nearly a year ago, is expecting ExpoJoc 2016 to give a strong start in that direction as well.
Euro Games Technology took its SAGSE Panama 2016 visitors by surprise, having more top-notch new products at its booth than expected. Most discussed of them were the P-42V St Curved slot cabinet and the LTT touch roulette table with an automated wheel. Both are raising the bar for the local industry and put EGT in a favored position to continue its advancement on the local market. Signs of that have already been evident during the event itself. The ongoing contract between the company’s office in Panama and the operator Codere has been extended to include also the delivery of P-27/27 St and P-27/32 H cabinets of Premier series with the latest multigame mixes of EGT.
Besides being a first-choice supplier in Panama, the company is also a key industry player in several other countries in the region. The best-selling EGT slot machine in the last two years has been P-24/24 Up of Premier series and it has paved the way for next-generation products to enter the market. During the exhibition Euro Games Technology has further solidified its leading positions in Suriname, becoming a major partner of another local casino – a brand new establishment, expected to welcome its first players at the end of August. Several other visitors from Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Chile have also expressed keen interest in EGT’s products and have generated high-potential sales opportunities for the company.
“SAGSE Panama is a relatively small show, but we enjoy it, as it creates private atmosphere to meet with operators,” shared Nadia Popova, director of EGT Panama. “We were able to spend more time together and they could elaborate on their requirements and needs. This is of highest value to me and my team, showing us the proper way to be of best service to our customers. Currently EGT Panama is at its peak of growth, having established a strong sales and technical support network in the region. We owe most of that to our full commitment to the local market.”
Euro Games Technology once again partnered with Clarion Events, being a Gold Sponsor of the Slot Summit in Berlin. The company and its distributor for Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the Baltics and Russia – D-Systems GmbH, “outfitted” the event with a bunch of EGT’s newest developments and high-performing worldwide products and added to the Summit’s expert sessions on gaming industry’s future and higher operators’ efficiency.
The Bulgarian manufacturer and D-Systems highlighted two jackpot solutions of 4 levels – the Chinese-themed “Fu Gui Rong Hua” and the “4 Happy Hits”, featuring the latest Curved slot cabinets of EGT. Both products had its debut at the ICE 2016 show and took part in numerous following exhibitions around the world, receiving at each of them high praise from critics. The already established STORK terminal, also part of the display at the Slot Summit, represented the multiplayer division of Euro Games Technology, being connected to two roulette centers and having the Rigel-1 multigame mix of 21 diverse games in its library. The P-27/27 St cabinet completed the exposition with its elegant design, two 27-inch HD widescreen monitors and secured high comfort for the players.
‘Every new edition of the Slot Summit upgrades the preceding in view of number of visitors and delegates from different countries,’ commented Stanislav Stanev, sales & marketing director of EGT. ‘The event in Berlin this year was perfectly organized and I was more than pleased to present our products precisely with D-Systems GmbH, which high working standards made us one of the largest gaming suppliers in Germany. Aligning our display with the main themes of the conference, we presented a special line-up of developments that would only generate returning visitors to the gaming establishments, higher operators’ efficiency and maximum excitement to the players.’
Euro Games Technology is getting ready for its usual participation in SAGSE Panama with a display of next-generation product solutions. For a first time in the country at booth No 110 will be shown the curved slot model P-42V St Curved of Premier series that has already debuted at several international exhibitions, gaining highest acclaim at each one of them, including from the audience of Colombia. Its arched display gives more space for the graphics of the games, which usability has been guaranteed by intuitive and easy-to-use menus. The selected multigame mixes are specially developed by EGT for more real-felt and intriguing gaming experience. The cabinet itself has an intelligent LED-illumination and end-to-end glass surfaces – a key element in its new classy and exquisite design.
The multiplayer division of the company will set foot in SAGSE Panama for a first time with its comfortable and stylish LTT roulette table from Luxury series. The product receives the immediate approval of the worldwide connoisseurs for its exceptional gaming convenience – it offers every player an individual touch screen display for placing the bets.
At the booth of EGT will also be its jackpot systems - Diamond Life, Egypt Quest and Cat 4 Cash, as well as the slot cabinet P-27/27 St Slim. Well known to the fans of the company, they create all factors for the success of every casino in South America and the Caribbean. “As usual our exposition will gather EGT’s most related to the region product solutions,” shared Nadia Popova, director of EGT Panama. “We anticipate the triumph of our curved slot models and are also entering the local table gaming niche with top-end developments of the Luxury series. The already famous slot cabinets of EGT, including the jackpot ones, have been refreshed and now look even more elegant with their flawless front glass panels without any edges. All the machines we are going to display will have something new to show to the audience and will add to our current client base.”
The high performance of Euro Games Technology in Tanzania is now followed by a breakthrough in the market of Uganda. Kampala Casino and Pyramids Casino in the capital city Kampala, are already equipped with products of the company. Both gaming establishments are owned by Audley Ltd. and began operating respectively six and eight STORK terminals, developed by EGT’s multiplayer division. All visitors wishing to try their luck on them are offered the opportunity to choose between 25 titles included in the multigame Premier Union-1 that is a favorite in many countries around the world.
Some of the most popular Premier series mixes - Мulti-3, Мulti-4, and Multi-5, also entered the two casinos. They are housed in twelve P-24/24 Up cabinets which ergonomic design and diversified gaming content is shaped to every taste to guarantee a truly unforgettable experience.
Radoslav Le, director of EGT-Tanzania, commented on the installations: “Keeping the deadlines of the customer for both deliveries was a main priority for him and therefore for us. Having a factory in Tanzania that is part of the East African Community (the regional organization of six partner states, forming a customs union) plays a significant role for us, as it facilitates the distribution of our products in the countries, shortens our delivery times and allows us to maintain competitive pricing. Of course, EGT’s good reputation was also a key factor to be chosen from the operator.”
Mr. Bob Kabonero, general manager of Kampala and Pyramids Casinos, is acknowledging a keen players’ interest in the received EGT products. He shared: “Should the recently installed slot cabinets and STORK terminals keep their high performance, I see every reason to further our fruitful partnership with the Bulgarian manufacturer.”
Since its establishment in Tanzania EGT has so far achieved strong market positions locally and registers considerable interest also from Zambia, Malawi and the fast developing Uganda. The most popular products of the company in the region are the slot models P-24/24 Up and Vega Vision+ St, as well as the STORK terminal, connected to different roulette wheels in various configurations. EGT is intending to become an influencer on the local players’ taste and the recently made installations are a further step into that direction.
Euro Games Technology has recently expanded its presence in Joker’s Place Casino in Cottbus, Germany. The gambling establishment is owned by Brandenburg Casinos, operating also in Potsdam. The installation was carried out by D-Systems GmbH - EGT’s experienced partner for Germany and Switzerland, and included 12 STORK terminals, connected to two automated roulette wheels. The machines feature blackjack and video slot games in their Premier Rigel-1 multigame. The terminal is a high-end solution of EGT’s multiplayer division and gains its popularity among casino operators as it may be used in various configurations. It is also favored by the gaming audience for its capacity to connect to up to 3 roulette wheels at a time, to a bingo machine, and to its own gaming library. The completed in Joker’s Place arrangement of 12 STORK terminals, has soon become a center of interest – a consecutive proof of the product’s high entertainment value.
Installed in the casino were also four upright machines of the well-known Vega Vision+ Series, housing the Multi-2, Multi-5, Multi-6, and Multi-7 multigames. EGT’s progressive jackpot system Cat 4 Cash is another novelty at the gaming establishment in Cottbus, presented in seven of its specially designed P-24/32V Up C4C slot cabinets and supporting the mixes C4C Multi-1 and C4C Multi-2, each consisting of 6 games.
Mr. Thorsten Schürkötter, general manager of Joker’s Place, shared his excitement about the installation: “It is a pleasure to partner with D-Systems GmbH again. As always, their work can be described as highly professional and carried out in a fast and precise manner. Considering the previous successful installation of EGT cabinets at our casino and the followed competent technical support we knew we could always rely on, it was easy to opt for the Bulgarian manufacturer’s solutions again. The results so far suggest that we are on the right track and that the full potential of our cooperation is yet to be achieved.”
Excerpt from an interview of Nadia Popova, director EGT – Panama, for Yogonet
What are you going to display at FADJA this year?
FADJA Colombia has long been among the most important regional events for the gaming industry and for EGT the show is an amazing opportunity to introduce its next-generation products, like the first curved cabinets of Premier series, the progressive jackpot system “Fu Gui Rong Hua”, the Luxury touch screen roulette table, etc. At the same time the event will also mark the next stage of our company’s expansion in Central America and the Caribbean, where we have accelerating sales performance and are already well known for our highly diverse portfolio and complete suite of casino solutions. We are going to present most of them to the Colombian gaming audience and I’m looking forward to receiving its first feedback.
What is it that makes the Colombian market so attractive and thriving? What are your best performing products or lines in the country?
Having in mind the great sucess of EGT in Central America and the Caribbean and the high ranking of our machines in the region, I anticipate that Colombia might be our next biggest market locally. Gambling is a traditional entertainment activity in the country and generates over $10 bn pesos a year. The number of slot machines and casinos has trebled over the last 10 years and the perspectives for the future are bright. The Coljuegos has enacted new regulations and has positive results in restricting the illegal gambling which was a major setback. Also, around 30,000 outdated slot machines will have to be replaced with newer models, as part of the policy for online connectivity to a central server, controlled by the government. All this creates new opportunities for EGT, moreover the slot machines are the most popular form of gambling in Colombia and it is where our company has an extensive experience and very strong product line-up. The online gaming is also shaping to be an attractive option for young adults and affluent players, its potential being estimated to another $19 bn pesos. In case it becomes regulated, it will open new perspectives for EGT’s interactive division as well.
Both operators and gaming companies often refer to Colombia as one of LatAm's ripest markets for investment, due to its stability and growth. However, over the past days, several operators have shown concerns about the possible legalization of gambling in Brazil. Will there still be business potential in Colombia if Brazil finally legalizes gambling?
For sure the legalization of gambling in Brazil will affect Colombia and many other countries in the region, especially those that permit internet-based gaming, as an estimation shows that currently over 8 million Brazilians play online via offshore sites. I don’t expect a serious downtrend for the Colombian market though, because, as I mentioned, the country has developed its own strong tradition in the industry. I even believe that regulating the gambling in Brazil may have a positive effect on the local reputation of the sector in general.
Are you undertaking any new projects in the country you'd like to share with our readers?
Colombian market is going to be our main focus in 2016 and we will strive to build a strong EGT brand awareness in the country. As for our market approach, we have put a lot of hard work into developing specially tailored gaming solutions for our Latin American customers. This strategy has so far been paying off in terms of sales, machine’s performance, players’ preferences, so we will stick to it also in Colombia. For our success we will mainly rely on our Premier series products – the proven ones, like the P-24/24 Up cabinet, and the newly emerged models, like the P-42V Curve, as well as on EGT’s jackpot systems.
Euro Games Technology received the accolade “Most successful business, 2016” in the second edition of VIP Business Awards competition. The ceremony took place at the Hilton hotel, Sofia, on 24 March,2016 and the event’s partners were, among others, the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Association of Business Experts in Bulgaria, the Serbian-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and the Plovdiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The VIP Business Awards are granted to companies and organizations in recognition of their significant contribution to the development of the business in Bulgaria, achieved through innovative products and technologies, compliance with the principles of corporate social responsibility and environmental management and the involvement in different charitable activities.
The VIP Business Awards competition encourages the investment in virtual training firms, where young entrepreneurs would have the opportunity to practice in real conditions and to use the acquired knowledge in their subsequent occupation in business. The initiative is also focused in raising funds for scholarships for indigent and disadvantaged youngsters.
During his speech at the final ceremony Mr. Vladimir Dokov, managing director of EGT, emphasized the young professionals’ role in Euro Games Technology’s successful development. Accepting the award plaquette and the honorary statuette, he stated: “Young people are often criticized for their lack of respect to the elders, for their tendency to doubt the already established practices, for being unwilling to follow an advice, etc. At EGT are working over 1050 employees and their average age is 28 years. It is mainly the young people who we owe the fact that our company is among the fastest developing in the casino industry, having 18 international offices that distribute our highly competitive and innovative products in more than 75 countries around the world. This is why I strongly stand behind the cause to encourage and support the young specialists in Bulgaria.”
After its debut at the Indian Gaming Show 2016 in Arizona, USA, Euro Games Technology has every reason to anticipate a strong start in the tribal gaming sector, an industry that is worth $30 bn. a year with raising prospects for future growth. Stanislav Stanev, sales and marketing director of EGT, commented: “I am confident that our products will please both casino operators and players in the segment. Therefore I am not surprised that we had a very successful show, displaying our products and collecting the first feedback from the Native American customers. The Indian gaming market is traditionally tied up to the land-based slot machines, where EGT has accumulated excellence during the last 14 years. This is why I’m positive that our solid experience and the customer-oriented approach of our partner for the U.S. - Reel Games, Inc., will easily highlight the advantages of our products, leading to leaping sales of our tandem in the segment.”
During the first day of Indian Gaming Show became clear the visitors’ favorites in EGT’s gaming portfolio: the Luxury series touch screen table with an automated roulette wheel; the mystery and progressive jackpot systems Cat 4 Cash, Diamond Life and the newest Chinese-themed Fu Gui Rong Hua; the first curved slot cabinet P-42V St Curved of the company, with the multigame mixes of Premier Color series, especially developed for the U.S. market.
“Our guests were mainly from Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and California and were highly impressed by EGT’s cabinet design, the shown gaming content and the beautiful graphics,” shared Sean Smith, president and founder of Reel Games, Inc. “I was told on more than one occasion that we had the top booth at the event and this favors our plans to enter the tribal gaming industry in foreseeable future.” With the right products geared to the players Reel Games and EGT will be able to place upwards of 4,000 - 5,000 machines over the next 5 years into the U.S., including tribal markets. This ambitious plans are backed up by the way of work of Euro Games Technology’s R&D experts, who aim at tailoring its products to local audience’s preferences and bringing them even closer to the dream casino solution.
Euro Games Technology has increased its sales in France during the last several years while partnering with the most noted local casino operators, like Groupe Barrière, JOA Group, Group Arevian, Group Viking, and the independent casinos. Some of its latest installations in several establishments of Groupe Barrière, that holds 32 casinos in the country and 9 more in Switzerland and Egypt, are a token of the uncompromised quality of EGT machines and of the ever increasing players’ interest in company’s games.
“We have been partnering with Groupe Barrière for years,” explained Borislav Prokopiev, sales manager of EGT in France. “At first we delivered our cabinets of Vega Vision+ series. The feedback on them was splendid, so we had every reason to solidify our relations with the business group. Our machines that have been currently certified for the country are P-24/24 Up, P-24/24 St Slim, P-27/27 St Slim, the mystery jackpot system Diamond Life and the multiplayer products – the terminal STORK and the touch screen roulette tables of Luxury series. All of them are already installed in different casinos, or are to be presented soon for the execution of concluded contracts.”
Only in March this year Euro Games Technology has entered two more gaming establishments of Groupe Barrière. At casino No 1 of France - Barrière de Enghien les Bains, situated around 15 km from Paris and including over 500 machines in its gaming portfolio, was the French debut of EGT’s jackpot system Diamond Life. Meanwhile in casino Barrière de Bordeaux in Bordeaux were installed all the locally certified models of the company. “I am delighted to work with EGT,” commented Mary Chatelain, operative director of Groupe Barrière. “Their professional attitude and provided technical service during the installations were of a highest standard.”
The multiplayer products of Euro Games Technology are also on their way to become favorites to the gaming community in France. In casino Barrière de Toulouse 18 STORK terminals, connected to an electronic roulette with an automated wheel, recently went live for a first time in the country. “We are well known for our slot models but the electronic roulette is a completely new product for the region,” said Borislav Prokopiev. “The advantages of our STORK terminal will also be acknowledged by the customers. It is a cutting-edge product that may connect to up to three roulette wheels (live, automated and virtual) simultaneously, as well as to a bingo machine, securing a variety of slot games to the players and being linked to a progressive jackpot system. The terminal can be configured, following the individual requirements of any casino and adapting easily to different gaming surroundings.”
In case the STORK terminals meet the expectations of the players and Mr. Eric Darago, manager of casino Barrière de Toulouse, the installation will be the first stage of a larger project between Groupe Barrière and Euro Games Technology for the first of its kind bingo installation of 40 STORKs in France. Such configuration has already been made in other countries and its results are more than satisfactory.
In terms of new projects April is also going to be full of success for EGT in France. Seven more installations are planned in different casinos of Groupe Barrière, as well as in several establishments of other operators.
Euro Games Technology returns at FADJA Colombia for its 18th edition with an exposition of its most contemporary and successful products. To take part in the exhibition is a logical step for the company, given that its office in Panama is raising its sales in the region of South America and is establishing the EGT machines and gaming mixes as a preferred choice for the local casino operators. On 13 & 14 April at booth 45D the connoisseurs of Colombia will be shown the advantages, the reliability and the undeniable attractiveness of EGT products.
“Fui Gui Rong Hua” – the first Chinese-themed progressive jackpot system with four levels of jackpot, and the slot cabinet P-42V St Curved – one of the long-expected curved models from Premier series, are among the company’s newest developments and will have their debut in South America at FADJA Colombia 2016. Their cutting-edge technology, well-considered design and range of multigame mixes will leave a lasting impression on the visitors. The “Fu Gui Rong Hua” will be housed in a P-24/32V Up cabinet at the booth and will reveal the chance it presents to the players to win more than one jackpot level and the arched 42-inch display of the curved cabinet will amaze the admirers of the most discernible gaming design.
The EGT cabinet with highest sales in the region and the world – P-24/24 Up, the slant top model P-27/27 St Slim, the most successful jackpot system of the company – Egypt Quest, as well as the Diamond Life, Cat 4 Cash and Lady’s Cards, that are becoming more and more popular, will gain the guests’ approval for their obvious gaming strengths and captivating look. Developed with an attention to detail is also the newest in this part of the world P-27/32H St. Its numerous multigame mixes include all games from Premier series and the newest from Collection series.
A nice surprise for the visitors of FADJA Colombia 2016 will also be two products of EGT’s multiplayer division. The roulette table from Luxury series with its 84-inch display, 21-inch touch screen displays (one for each of its 6 gaming positions), and automated roulette wheel is a sophisticated and a highly appreciated by the customers solution. The displayed STORK terminal will attract the attention, being flexible to be configured with bingo machines, different roulette wheels and jackpot systems, meeting the requirements even of most exacting casino operators.
Euro Games Technology and its partner for North America – Reel Games, Inc. (RGI), are preparing for their first joint Indian Gaming Tradeshow in Phoenix, Arizona. Both companies are going to present to the tribal community their diversity of solutions for the gaming market. On 15 and 16 March the attendees at booth 436 will also be offered different custom offerings, tailored to their specific requirements and focused on the demographics of their casinos.
The slot model P-42V St Curved of EGT made its world debut just a month ago and now will be the centerpiece at the corporate booth. Being one of the first “curved” cabinets of the company, its 42-inch vertical touch-screen monitor is not divided to different sections, allowing larger space for the media graphics. The installed games look more captivating than ever and the information on the display is easily and intuitively perceived by the users.
The P-27/32 H St from Premier series is also new to the U.S. market. The model has a 27-inch touch screen main monitor and an attractive and LED-illuminated top box, featuring a 32-inch landscape display. It will stand beside the successful P-24/24 Up and the P-27/27 St Slim cabinets of EGT.
The new “Fu Gui Rong Hua” Chinese-themed progressive jackpot enables the players to win more than one of its four levels at a time. It is available in both P-24/32 Up and the brand new P-27/42 St cabinets, which can also house the well-accepted worldwide Egypt Quest jackpot system. Booth 436 will also showcase the Diamond Life, Cat 4 Cash and Lady’s Cards systems, some of them already recognized in the U.S.
Euro Games Technology and Reel Games will also accentuate on the touch screen roulette from Luxury series that was already voted one of the top 10 most innovative products in the world from the jury of the Global Gaming Awards 2015 competition. It will be accompanied by another multi-player solution of EGT - the STORK terminal, famous for its ability to suit every casino operator with its versatility to connect to different games in a multitude of configurations.
Euro Games Technology and Reel Games, Inc. (RGI) are partners since 2014. RGI has already gained its reputation for attention to detail and insight into emerging gaming industry trends, offering slot machines, multi-player solutions and jackpot systems for over 15 years. Its unparalleled quality quickly made it one of the major players in the field. RGI’s experience on the U.S. market and the R&D prowess of EGT has proved a winning combination, as show the ever growing sales results of the tandem in the region.
The interactive division of Euro Games Technology and its long-term partner GAMING 1 released their first web site in Romania – www.circus.ro. Over 70 online games of EGT are already at hand to all aficionados of the internet-based entertainment in the country. The partnership between the two companies has so far yielded fruitful results on many other mutual projects in different regions. In this particular case the key strengths that will turn the site into a players’ favorite will not only be the captivating graphics and the highly efficient mathematical models of all EGT interactive games, but also the fact that they are an online interpretation of the already popular among the local audience titles from the land-based cabinets of the brand.
“The products of Euro Games Technology are presently established in Romania,” commented Todor Zahariev, head of online systems division at EGT. “Our company’s first foreign office has been created here 12 years ago, so EGT has a long experience on the local market. The recent legislation regulating the internet casino activities in the country creates new opportunities for our business unit, moreover our land-based games are so well accepted from the Romanian players.”
The interactive division of Euro Games Technology is ambitious to stay ahead of the competition also by releasing many new online titles, as well as by further upgrading its web-based platform, that has already been introduced to the customers. Providing a full range of services to the online casino companies, together with one of the most diversified and preferred gaming portfolios, the interactive division of EGT has all the prospects to gain speed also in Romania.
Euro Games Technology signed a distribution agreement with the Slovak operator Top Game – a company with large experience and established image in the gaming sector in the country, which will now be undertaking the sales of EGT VLT products on the local market. The partnership was announced and celebrated at a vibrant party where the VLT products of EGT were shown for a first time in Slovakia – the slot cabinets P-24/24 Up and P-24/24 St Slim with dual-sided Rainbow jackpot panel and a VEGA jackpot controller. For a maximum performance they were equipped with the specially created multigame mixes Red Game VLT and Blue Game VLT, each containing 20 different games.
„It is hard to penetrate the gaming market of Slovakia,” said Csaba Pardi, sales manager of Demar KFT, a distributor of EGT for Hungary, Austria, Poland and Sweden. “At present there are 20,000 gaming machines installed in the country and their number cannot be raised because of the restriction for new licenses. This remarkably intensifies the competition between the gaming equipment manufacturers that have to rely entirely on the high quality and performance of their products. These are the only arguments that could persuade the operators that it is in their interest to change their not so efficient machines with the models of EGT. It is also substantial, of course, to find the appropriate partner to present your products in an apt way and to cooperate for their initial launch on the local gaming floors. We believe that Top Game is the right choice for us in this regard.”
Soon after the official debut of EGT’s VLT machines, that raised an enormous interest among the local gaming elite, in December, 2015 took place the first installation of six cabinets P-24/24 Up and four P-24/24 St Slim in Cezar Club, Bratislava. At present over 130 machines of the company have entered different gaming establishments in Slovakia. EGT will continue diversifying its products for the local market, planning to present its whole portfolio in near future.
With a glamorous show and plentitude of debuting products Euro Games Technology raised the degree of curiosity of the ICE 2016 visitors and welcomed them at its booth. The new “Fu Gui Rong Hua” Chinese-themed progressive jackpot of four levels brings a lot of fortune, glory, splendour and riches to the players and makes them feel lucky with the frequent jackpots and the chance to win more than one level at a time. It is available in both P-24/32 Up and the brand new P-27/42 St cabinets.
The P-42V St and P-42V Up cabinets are the first “curved” models of EGT and were part of the highlights at the booth. Their 42-inch portrait-oriented monitor with an integrated touch screen dives the users into a completely different experience of more beautiful and felt like real game graphics. At the ICE 2016 the curved slot machines were presenting the Collection series multigame mixes and some were housing the “4 Happy Hits” jackpot system that includes a symbol driven progressive and a mystery 4-level jackpots.
The Premier Super slot model of EGT is everything the player needs to feel a memorable experience in gaming. With two 42-inch landscape curved monitors, a 27-inch widescreen main touch screen display and an adjustable chair with integrated sound system and controls, this product brings the luxury and players’ comfort to a next level.
A new gaming variety increased further the curiosity of the visitors. The Collection Series multigames have been widened to include 48 titles each. The General Series and the Premier Fruits have a “wow” effect on the players with their selection of games, graphics and math models.
Next to all these impressive premieres were some of the well-known slot cabinets of EGT – the P-24/24 Up, the P-27/27 St and St Slim, the P-27/32H St, the AWP machines for the markets of Spain and the Netherlands, and the jackpot systems Egypt Quest, Diamond Life, Cat 4 Cash and Lady’s Cards. They are all gaining speed in different regions in the world, proving their entertaining and player-attracting qualities among the casino operators.
The multiplayer division of EGT captivated the ICE visitors with its high-end newest developments that bring more enjoyment and style into some traditional games. The new Luxury touch table Lucky Circle Cash is modern and elegant. It features an 84-inch LCD with 3840 × 2160 resolution and may accommodate 8 players, providing each of them with a 21-inch touch screen display, where, at the slide of a finger, they may make their individual bets for the next spin.
The Premier R12 automated roulette with 12 ergonomic player stations, each equipped with a 23-inch wide-screen LCD-TFT touch monitor, includes a library of three different multigame mixes – Rigel-1, Premier Union-1 and Octopus (a SBG system). They reveal an entertaining world of roulettes, slot and card games, Bingo and Keno with wide variety of jackpot solutions. At the same time the Premier R12 is capable of connecting to different types of generators – Bingo machines and automated, Lucky Circle and virtual wheels, and is based on the technologically advanced EGT gaming platform mCore. The booth of EGT also showed different configurations of the versatile STORK terminal, as well as two other highly recognized touch tables roulettes of the Luxury series – the models with live and automated wheels.
The interactive division of EGT presented 12 new titles to the online media fans. Its internet-based games are accessible from different computer and mobile devices and especially for the show – from the STORK terminal of the company as well. The recently launched web-based platform takes care of everything needed for the internet-based casinos and already has its first international customers.
The Spider casino management system of EGT met for a first time the audience of the ICE show only to leave it impressed with its functionalities, user-friendly interface and convenience for the users. Its development team announced the coming soon next level upgrades – the player tracking and the bonusing modules.
“It was a busy and a rewarding show for EGT and its international sales team,” commented the exhibition Stanislav Stanev, sales & marketing director of EGT. „Our guests were mainly from European countries, but we had also casino operators from Africa, Asia, South America, the Caribbean. They all shared how stunning the booth and the products were looking. We got so much positive feedback for our debuting models and games! I am sure that the event will have a long-term impact.”
At ICE 2016 the booth of EGT had its own pulse. Every 10 minutes during the three days of the exhibition remarkable shows gathered the visitors around. The Wilmark group, the aerialist Nadia Budurusi and the Johannes magician from Romania left the audience to wonder with their unbelievable dancing, acrobatic and artistic performances. Together with the multitude of products and games they turned the booth of EGT into the most distinguished place at the event.
Euro Games Technology delivered 50 slot cabinets to the recently renovated Nicosia Casino in North Cyprus. The casino is the newest gaming establishment of Merit International Hotels & Resorts - an established business partner of EGT. Just half a year ago the operator received by the company about 100 machines mainly from the Premier, Vega Vision+ Series and the Egypt Quest jackpot system. Their enthusiastic acceptance from the players on the island, was undeniably a recommendation to EGT. According Mr. Nuh Yondem, slot director of the Merit Group, the Premier products achieved the highest results and turned into the most preferred slot cabinets in their casinos.
Especially for Nicosia Casino the machines are with the Premier Multi-4 and Multi-5 multigames with 45 titles each. In addition, the majority of them are connected to the mystery progressive jackpot Lady’s Cards. The jackpot system Egypt Quest is also present with 12 cabinets, after having awakened the adventurous spirit of a multitude of players in North Cyprus.
“It is not only the high performance of our products that differs us from the competition,” commented Mario Trayanski, regional sales manager of EGT for the Balkans. “The operator was also pleasantly surprised by our short delivery time and by the way EGT is satisfying its customers’ requirements as a whole. If we take also into consideration that after installing our machines the number of visitors and their gaming activity in the Merit casinos have grown, it is not surprising that we have become one of the leading suppliers of slot cabinets on the island.”
In fact Euro Games Technology had a remarkable success in North Cyprus in 2015, reaching the high market share of 10%. So far the company has delivered over 400 machines to different casinos and their results are on top in most of the gaming establishments. This achievement ensured new contracts for future installations to EGT that are to be completed during the first trimester of 2016.
ICE 2016 will mark the 12th consecutive participation of Euro Games Technology in the biggest and most prestigious international event in the casino industry. This year at its booth S3-330 the company will re-create its intriguing world of high-end gaming technologies, revealing the advantages of its latest developments. Almost 200 player stations will await the visitors, offering a diverse slot, multiplayer and interactive experience, a dive into the functionalities of the CMS Spider and a palette of numerous different games of felt-like-real graphics and high performing math models.
“This year EGT will have its largest booth of over 830 sq. m, the widest selection of machines and the most thrilling premieres ever,” shared Stanislav Stanev, sales & marketing director of EGT. “Having said that, I remember our last year’s ICE show and the ones before that and for 12 years each time we have had bigger stands, more debuting products and enriched gaming choice. Therefore the exhibition has been representing our sustainable growth and the advancement in our product development. This makes it a true barometer of EGT’s success.”
For this year’s ICE show EGT has planned a lot of surprises at its venue space. The slot division of the company has saved its latest and most advanced developments for the event and will unveil a surpassing number of premieres - 7 different models of cabinets, a new jackpot system and several captivating multi-games. Every visitor will find the perfect match for its casino, choosing between the debuting upright or slant top slot machines and the plentitude of gaming titles. The key product novelties will stand side by side with the already popular Premier models P-24/24 Up and P-27/27 St Slim and the Egypt Quest, Cat 4 Cash, Diamond Life and Lady’s Cards jackpot systems. VLT and AWP cabinets of EGT, designed for a number of markets, will also take their central place at booth S3-330.
The multiplayer solutions of Euro Games Technology will add to the presented gaming diversity, accentuating on the Luxury touch-screen roulette tables, the Premier automated roulettes, the STORK terminal in different configurations, including with a bingo machine, the Premier Union-1, Rigel series multi-games and the server-based system Octopus.
The interactive division of EGT will be ensuring the pleasure of gaming to the players and the efficiency of running an online casino to the operators, presenting an excessive range of 12 new titles to the currently existing 70, as well as the recently developed internet-based casino platform that includes a wide range of functionalities and is optimized for fast and hassle-free connection.
The casino management system Spider will also be demonstrated to the visitors. It has all needed tools for day-to-day management of the gaming establishments and ensures a clear view of the internal processes to the operator. Spider has user-friendly interface, requires simple IT infrastructure and is flexible to be customized to each individual case.
Especially for ICE 2016 Euro Games Technology is also hosting a special entertaining show that will be unique for each of the three days of the event. Dancers, aerialists and other performers will unite their mastership to maximize the fun of the event for all EGT customers, partners and friends.
Two of the biggest casinos in Monaco chose slot machines of Euro Games Technology to diversify their gaming portfolio for the customers. The installations mark the first steps of the company in the prestigious market, where the major global gaming equipment manufacturers build their presence. Casino Café de Paris, famous for having highly innovative slot machines for its guests, has already been delivered six slot cabinets P-24/24 Up and six P-24/24 St Slim, connected to the mystery jackpot system Lady’s Cards. The Sun Casino, designed in a typical American style, got six cabinets of the progressive jackpot system Egypt Quest of EGT, boosting the mood for adventures of the players. Both casinos and all other gaming establishments in the country are owned by SBM (Societe de Bains de Mer) Monaco with a majority shareholder the Principality of Monaco. Now the operator has declared its intentions to be among the first to offer the newest games and products of EGT to the audience, after having observed the development of the company for a long time.
“I am very excited to have such a wide range of our products, installed on the floors of SBM Monaco,” commented Borislav Prokopiev, EGT sales manager for France. “We have proved the quality and performance of our machines in most of the European countries, so I am confident that our products will also add value to the casinos in Monaco. Nowadays EGT has become a world-famous company, the Premier slot cabinets proved to be our most successful products and Egypt Quest - our most preferred jackpot system in a large number of markets. Our results finally convinced SBM Monaco to choose us as a supplier.”
The installed Premier cabinets at Café de Paris present the multi-game mixes of Premier Color Series (Blue, Green, Orange, Purple and Red), each having 6 games in a corresponding color, and of Premier Series (Multi-5 and the recently launched Multi-6). The Egypt Quest jackpot system at Sun Casino entertains with its mix of 6 titles. All of them are new to the casino visitors in Monaco and include the newest gaming developments of EGT. Having an official local debut in mid-December, they already attained the immediate attention of the audience. In 2016 SBM Monaco intends to install also some of the solutions of the EGT multiplayer division, like the new roulette table with touch-screen displays from Luxury series and the automated roulette Premier R8, supplied with the Rigel-1 multi-game.
Euro Games Technology had its most successful year ever. In 2015 the company doubled its manufacturing capacity, reaching for a first time in its history the release of 12,300 gaming stations (over 10,000 cabinets), 10,000 of which are new and 2,300 - refurbished from the rental services. The R&D activity of EGT also grew considerably in its slot machines, multiplayer solutions and interactive games divisions. The company even opened a new department, dedicated entirely to the development of the casino management system Spider. As part of the expansion, the team of Euro Games Technology exceeded 1050 employees and at the biggest world exhibitions, like ICE in London and G2E in Las Vegas, the enterprise found its place among the world leaders in the industry with largest number of product premieres. Soon after that EGT won its Top 10 world nominations in two categories of the Global Gaming Awards 2015 competition for its slot cabinet P-24/24 Up and the touch screen roulette table of the Luxury series.
The market spreading of Euro Games Technology continued also in 2015 to achieve its highest rates of over 70% increase in global sales, while the brands of the company were related to higher consumer interest and impeccable quality in a number of newly penetrated countries, like Monaco, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Malta, Gibraltar, Slovakia and Montenegro in Europe and Djibouti, Sierra Leone and Malawi in Africa. EGT widened its distribution network as well, opening new offices in Spain and Belarus and starting a successful partnership for Slovakia. The facility of the company in Tanzania was also set into motion to serve the needs of the local gaming market.
In 2016 Euro Games Technology projects to continue its accelerated tempo of growth, achieving an annual manufacturing capacity of 15,000 gaming stations and boosting its sales with another 30%. The company also plans on entering new markets and on intensifying its presence in the USA, Central and South America.
The prestigious Casino Princess in Gevgelija, Macedonia, is relying more and more on Euro Games Technology’s products for its successful services to the players. To its formerly delivered 120 machines of EGT it recently added more 200 cabinets of the company, including the slant top model P-27/27 St Slim with its two 27-inch monitors, the latest multi-game mix Premier Multi-6, the jackpot systems Diamond Life and Egypt Quest and the flagship from Premier series – P-24/24 Up. Together with the already proven EGT high performers at the gaming floor of Princess Casino - Vega Vision Up, Vega Vision St, Vega Vision+ St, Premier, Cat 4 Cash, Egypt Quest and the automated roulette Vega R8, they represent almost the complete product lineup of Euro Games Technology. All the machines received the evident approval of the operator and the high acclaim of the players in a short span of time.
“The latest installed cabinets from Premier series in the casino are connected to the EGT’s Lady’s Cards mystery jackpot system of 4 levels and have immediately attracted an enormous attention,” shared Dobriyan Spirov, regional manager of EGT for Macedonia. “During their first days in action I was pleasantly surprised to see it myself how every of all the 176 machines of the model was occupied most of the time. It was almost the same with our Diamond Life mystery jackpot system. For the cabinets with the new game mix Premier Multi-6 the players were even waiting for a free seat.”
The achieved high results in Gevgelija strengthened the partnership between Euro Games Technology and the Princess international casino chain even further. It has begun many years ago and has reached the stage of full trust and confidence after a good number of EGT’s installations in different gaming establishments of the operator, where the machines have proven their high performance and the delivered support services have been of impeccable quality.
The success of the installation in Casino Princess in Gevgelija is also a step forward in EGT Macedonia’s further growth. “Our sales for the year mark a leap of 250% in comparison to 2014, without having into account our supplied VLT machines that gain in popularity all over the country. We aim at continually attracting new customers also with our rental services. The positive remarks we receive from operators and players are fundamental for our market development expectations for 2016,” concluded Mr. Spirov.