ETGs and new technology focus for Asia suppliers

    Technology and electronic table games were the two subjects most frequently cited as important trends for 2019 among the gaming industry’s largest suppliers at the MGS Entertainment Show in Macau last month. This year’s show, which ran from Nov. 13 to Nov. 15, sought to focus on innovation in the entertainment space. Though given online gaming is banned in Macau, some of the more cutting edge concepts that push convergence between the land-based on online sectors were not explored. The one product segment that seemed to gather the attention of most suppliers was the potential for electronic table games across Asia. In a market that has been dominated by the baccarat table, the ETG has helped bridge the divide between machines and live action and as a result has seen strong growth in Macau. The industry there has been dominated by LT Game, but other suppliers are pushing hard to increase their...

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