Show News 2018
With the annual EUROMAT Summit scheduled for 4th-6th June, Association President Jason Frost is promising a very different event from previous years.
Traditionally the Summit has been a pan-European gathering of the associations representing land-based gaming and amusements, along with regulators and policy makers.
Jason Frost explains: “Previous summits have proved extremely productive but there is no doubt that the event has acquired something of a reputation for exclusivity. The landscape of gaming and amusements is shifting and we’re confronting many new challenges. Ultimately, many of the solutions will rest with equipment manufacturers and operators.
“It’s really important, therefore that the summit becomes more inclusive and that all facets of the industry are represented. The event will provide the perfect opportunity for those at the sharp-end to meet regulators and legislators face-to-face in a relaxed and informal environment,” assures Jason.
In a major step towards a more inclusive environment EUROMAT has opened a Corporate Membership category, designed to allow members to input into policy recommendations made to the EU and other European institutions, as well as benefiting from alerts and insight into legal and regulatory issues.
Clarion Gaming Managing Director, Kate Chambers, utilised the opening day of ICE London, the world’s most influential gaming expo, to launch a new partnership with CHIPS, the gaming industry charity that has raised more than £2m to provide bespoke wheelchairs for children with profound mobility issues.
Five year-old Harley Hickling-Allen was the first beneficiary of the new partnership. Harley who has a diagnosis of MLCRD syndrome which limits his mobility, due to difficulties with balance and control of his muscles, received his new lightweight chair in a presentation set against the backdrop of the showpiece event for an industry which remains the single biggest contributor to CHIPS.
Kate Chambers, Managing Director of Clarion Gaming, has placed on record her thanks to both exhibitors and visitors for their ongoing contribution to the ICE London brand at the same time as undertaking to raise standards on the show floor, specifically with regards to the representation of women in line with its commitment to diversity.
The Irish Gaming Show that will take place between 6th and 7th March will be an excellent opportunity for local operators to see at first hand how APEX can support their business. The latest innovations were much in focus at the ICE and will be shown at the APEX / Ardee Leisure stand in Dublin.
AMATIC Industries and Genesis Games will be taking its customary position at the forthcoming IRISH GAMING SHOW – stands 17 and 18 – to show its latest gaming machines.
Austrian-based AMATIC Industries is well known for its ability to create appealing gaming machines that are jam packed with a great range of games. The pioneer of Multi Game is celebrating 25 years of innovation this year: 25 years of Multi Game with a games library that continues to grow.
The latest slant-top – the Performer Grand Arc (PGA) and upright gaming machine – the AMAROX 24 – will be on proud display. These both include a great range of games. Indeed, visitors can look forward to seeing a new machine-based jackpot that will be shown on two separate game compendiums with all-time hits. This jackpot has been created especially for the Irish market.
The European Gaming and Amusement Federation (EUROMAT) has confirmed that its annual summit will take place on 4th -6th June in Monaco at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort.
As the body representing the views of the low-stakes gaming and amusements industries to European institutions, EUROMAT has designed the new-format summit to enable operators, regulators and manufacturers to exchange information and views in a relaxed and informal setting.
In addition to a full-day focusing on pan-European developments in social responsibility, the event will address developments in regulation and the impact of new technologies as well as also exploring the possibilities for the market place of the future.
The summit has been structured to be of practical benefit to operators and manufacturers from across Europe and beyond. EUROMAT President Jason Frost explains, “The Summit represents a good opportunity for companies to anticipate commercial and legislative trends that will shape the markets in which they’re operating. As an operator myself, I certainly learned a lot at last year’s event and I think that experience is common to many.”
For many, the networking opportunities offered by the EUROMAT Summit will be as important as the structured sessions and the neo-classical splendour of the five star resort will provide a spectacular backdrop for the event.
Located on its own peninsula in the heart of Monte Carlo, just 30 minutes by car or seven minutes by helicopter from Nice airport, the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort is situated in 4 hectares of private gardens and enjoys stunning views of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and the Monte Carlo Beach Complex.
The three day conference package will include relaxed lunches, drinks receptions and a celebratory Gala Dinner, to be held at one of Monte Carlo’s most prestigious venues.
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More information about taking part in this landmark event is available at: www.euromat.org
This year at ICE 2018 Gamestec is unveiling a new sub-brand: Gamestec Interactive Gaming.
Spearheading the transition from analogue to digital, Gamestec Interactive Gaming will deliver a laser focussed approach to supporting both the customer and players needs with a broad depth of core and complimentary digital product offers. Supporting the product will be a dynamic platform which will further push the boundaries of single site operations and continue to drive the market with a true approach to server supported gaming.
At ICE 2018 Gamestec Interactive Gaming will be demonstrating a suite of complimentary products that work collaboratively or as standalone, the first of these being the Signature Collection.
Lee Jefferson, Sales & Marketing Director commented; “Last year saw a huge demand for our digital products, iPub and iPub2. With the wide acceptance that digital products are now forming the core gaming offer for the single site market, we have established Gamestec Interactive Gaming to further deliver a fully focussed brand that can lead from the front and further define the digital roadmap giving players best of breed content across multiple products designed to work as a collaborative package or singularly as a standalone solution. The Signature Collection is just the beginning.”
Reflex has expanded the distribution network for its’ online gaming offering following a Remote Game Server (RGS) agreement with Malta licensed Leander. The agreement, which will be officially confirmed on the opening day of ICE London (10am, 6th February, Stand S8-110), complements the existing RGS contract with Gameiom Technologies, struck last year.
Commenting on the latest stage of the Reflex journey into the online gaming space, which in the last 12-months has seen the company make high profile appointments to its development team as well as secure content supply deals with BetVictor and William Hill, Chief Product Officer, Mat Ingram, said: “Leander has a unique customer base which will connect our games content with key players, including Stars Group and Betsson.
“Reflex and Leander share a number of characteristics not least in term of the dynamics and philosophies which drive our respective businesses. There’s no doubt that smaller, agile enterprises tend to work most effectively together and we are looking forward to developing the full potential of what promises to be an exciting relationship and one that will complement the highly successful distribution agreement that is working so well with Gameiom Technologies.”
Looking ahead to ICE London, Mat Ingram said: “This will be the third year that we have been at ICE since Reflex launched its online offering. Each year we have made really positive progress in our development, resource and ability to deliver top tier gaming experiences. For the first time in 2018 I believe we can demonstrate that we are genuinely a cross channel games developer following the alignment of our development teams for land based and online which enables us to make the most of our game assets and our IP.
“The conversations that take place at ICE are like gold dust and we are all looking forward to the opportunity to build on the relationships we have in place and to open up new conversations and new relationships. There’s a genuine momentum in place at Reflex and a confidence that 2018 could be a particularly positive year for the company.”
In land-based gaming Reflex will be using ICE to officially launch the all metal construction GamePro cabinet which has been over 12-months in development and testing. GamePro will house all of Reflex Gaming’s new B3 compendiums with a phased introduction of Category C content taking place during 2018.
Gaming industry leaders from all corners of the world will help to open the 2018 edition of ICE London (6 – 8 February, ExCeL London, UK). The ribbon cutting ceremony for the world’s most international gaming show will feature dignitaries from a cross section of gaming trade associations and regulatory bodies drawn from Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa and Oceania.
For many, three days at EAG International & VAE is the official start of the New Year- a time to blow away the cobwebs and to look forward to the forthcoming year’s trading.