Linked progressives continues to grow in SEA

What kind of trends do you foresee in South East Asia over the next few years?

The prevalence of linked progressive jackpots continues in South East Asia and this will likely develop over the next few years. This is a positive trend for slot gaming overall, and as more titles become available in the region, players have access to new types of games with different levels of volatility and math models. NOVOMATIC has already started to drive development in the region with products specific to the market, providing a variety of slot content on internationally-proven gaming machines, as well as linked progressive jackpots, WAP jackpots and scalable casino management systems. Another trend is in the advancement of Electronic Table Gaming, with custom and stadium-style setups that feature large signage and offer digital versions of player-favourite table games.

 How is your company responding to those trends?

In direct response to the growth of linked progressive jackpots is the Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot available on new cabinets such as the PANTHERA Curve, as well as a growing library of linked progressive games. The NOVOMATIC library of stand-alone titles is also expanding and will fuel the company’s growth in the region, with games such as Asian Fortunes and Viking & Dragon just two of many leading the offering. Well-established in Europe and now growing in Asia and the US is the NOVO LINE Novo Unity II ETG product, which offers popular electronic table games such as Baccarat, Roulette and Sic Bo on leading terminals like the EXECUTIVE SL.

 What products are you currently offering in the Philippines / Asia?

We have one of the largest ETG setups in the world at Resorts World Genting in Malaysia with around 650 machines and dedicated technicians on site 24/7. There are also just under 100 machines in Singapore that are performing very well, and we are building the offering throughout the region by designing standout ETG areas with signage from NOVOMATIC Media Technology. In the Philippines, the Otium bingo division has been delivering a range of video bingo games to the market for several years and following recent GLI-11 v3.0 certification, can now offer a wide range of titles on the leading OT100 and OT300 cabinets, in addition to multi-level and community jackpots.

What have been the biggest developments in Asia for you in the past year?

In terms of slots, NOVOMATIC is still relatively new to the region and the past year has been one of consolidation and strengthening areas of R&D to develop products relevant to the various Asian markets. Leading cabinets such as the V.I.P. Lounge and GAMINATOR Scorpion started to spread during the past year, with new installations such as in the Philippines at Solaire, Resorts World Manila and the new Okada Manila property. We see the development of new integrated resorts in South East Asia as a major opportunity for the upward growth of all our product lines in the region.

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