NOVOMATIC AG

Wiener Strasse 158
2352 Gumpoldskirchen
Austria, Europe
Phone: +43 2252 606-0

Key Personnel

Kathleen McLaughlin - VP Marketing & Product Management
Jeffrey Goodman - VP Sales North America

About NOVOMATIC

The NOVOMATIC AG Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs around 21,200 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in about 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to about 100 countries. The Group operates around 212,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,000 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

 Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC AG Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land-based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services. Find out more at www.novomatic.com

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Greentube takes players on the sweetest journey yet in latest release Star Candy

VIENNA, 6th December 2022 - Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, is inviting players to join them on undoubtedly its sweetest game to-date, Star Candy.

This high volatility 5-reel, 50 payline slot has vibrant graphics that are good enough to eat, and gameplay offering wins of up to 840x by way of stacked symbols and a potentially unlimited number of free spins during a bonus round that also boasts a progressive win multiplier.

Each reel has a possibility of featuring one highlighted field and one Star Candy symbol during the base game. Therefore, players can trigger the free spins bonus with between one and five Star Candy symbols, with each symbol awarding 10 free spins.

During the free spins bonus round a progressive multiplier starts at 1x, increasing by one every time the player registers a winning spin. Players will also receive an additional five free spins for every Star Candy symbol that lands on a highlighted field during the bonus round.

As well as being Greentube’s tastiest game this year, Star Candy also offers players the opportunity to gamble up to 500x their total bet and utilise a lucrative Buy Bonus, potentially netting huge cash prizes.

Steve Cross, Director of Games Development and Operations at Greentube, said: “Everyone at Greentube is extremely excited about the release of Star Candy and we couldn’t have asked for a more entertaining game to see out the year.

“We are confident players will love everything this wonderful candy-themed adventure has to offer.”

NOVOMATIC also certified in Italy and Spain according to highest player protection standard

Europe's largest gaming technology group now underlines its strong commitment to player protection
and the protection of minors with the certification by the Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4) in
these two important core markets.

Gumpoldskirchen, November 29
th
, 2022 – For NOVOMATIC as an international operator of
gaming venues as well as a globally exporting technology supplier, Responsible Gaming has always
been a top priority. Following the certifications already achieved by the top-selling subsidiaries in
Austria, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands, the G4 certification in Italy and Spain now underlines
NOVOMATIC's position as a leading supplier of Responsible Gaming in these core markets, as well.


Johannes Gratzl, Member of the Executive Board of NOVOMATIC says: “The successful G4
certification according to the highest international player protection standard now also in Italy and
Spain is a remarkable success for us and proves the high importance of player and youth protection
at NOVOMATIC”. “As an operator of international casinos and a globally exporting technology
supplier, compliance with the strictest Responsible Gaming standards and our commitment to social
responsibility are an essential part of our corporate strategy. The certifications in Italy and Spain are
further milestones on the chosen path, which will be consistently implemented as we move forward,”
adds Ryszard Presch, his colleague in the Executive Board of NOVOMATIC.


Ynze Remmers, Lead Auditor at G4, highlights: “G4, as a worldwide accreditation program, urges
the gambling industry to take responsibility and minimize the impact of problem gambling on
communities. NOVOMATIC, successfully passing audits in their five biggest markets and the
Netherlands, with the most recent successful audits in Italy and Spain is showing that the chosen
route is working. NOVOMATIC demonstrates that Responsible Gambling and harm minimization is
a top priority.”


NOVOMATIC was the first Austrian gaming company to be certified according to the internationally
recognized standard, which is considered the strictest in the field of player protection worldwide. The
fact that the majority of the Group's revenues are already certified according to G4 is also unique in
the industry. Every three years, the relevant standards are audited in line with the latest scientific
findings on the basis of around 100 criteria from all business areas – these include, for example,
internal guidelines on prevention training, player and youth protection measures, responsible
marketing activities, customer education on the risks of gambling, and self-limitation or blocking
options.

Casino777.nl introduces provider Greentube to players

AMSTERDAM, Nov. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Casino777.nl – a leading Dutch online casino – has recently enhanced its games library by adding Greentube’s finest titles to the collection.

Casino777.nl is the latest brand of popular online gambling hub Casino777. Known for its excellent range of games, friendly customer service and innovative approach to developing casino products, the addition of Greentube marks yet another progressive step to make it one of Europe’s most popular gambling sites.

Casino777.nl is always on the lookout for the latest game providers to include in their library to ensure its players can enjoy the most up-to-date gaming experience with titles that can be enjoyed by players of all backgrounds.

The recent addition of Greentube means a handpicked selection of the supplier’s fantastic games will be made instantly available to 777.nl players, with highlights including Book of RaSuper Random Flashback and Grand Slam Casino.

Jean-Christophe Choffray, Head of Gaming at Casino777.nl, said: “We are dedicated to bringing our loyal customers the finest casino products on the market, which is why we only partner with the best suppliers in the industry. 

“We’re thrilled to have Greentube on board and to see how our players react to their already impressive portfolio of games, playable on both mobile and desktop. We look forward to building our relationship with this excellent provider and to maintain our reputation as the Netherlands’ favourite online casino.” 

Andy Duschek, Key Account and Sales Manager at Greentube, said: “Our portfolio has been very well-received in the Netherlands and we are thrilled to join forces with Casino777 to offer great entertainment to an even bigger audience in the region. The Dutch market offers great opportunity for us at Greentube and we look forward to building on this partnership and together propel further growth.” 

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Greentube enters the realm of fairy tales in Diamond Tales™: The Ugly Duckling

VIENNA, 22nd November 2022 - Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, is inviting players to experience a quacking adventure in its latest magical release Diamond Tales™: The Ugly Duckling.

The five-reel slot with 40 win lines, created in collaboration with Intellectual Property owner RoyalCasino Denmark, is based around the famous fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. The storyline unfolds as players progress through each season and live the journey of the ugly duckling developing into a beautiful swan.

The aim of the base game is to collect Diamond Hearts in the Special Reel to help progress the story and reach the Swan Feature. These diamond hearts also influence your winnings in the Diamond Tales feature.

The Snap Drop feature can be triggered at any point in the base game. All the player must do is land a Snap Drop symbol on the fifth reel, with Diamond Hearts in the Special Reel. The Snap Drop Feature awards the player one free respin, where only Diamond Hearts with multipliers on them appear on the reels. Following the respin, all the multipliers are added up, with this sum multiplying the player’s stake.

The Diamond Tales™ Feature is triggered by three Book Bonus Symbols appearing on reels one, three and five. The player enters the feature with one extra Heart added to every space in the Special Reel. Three Free Spins are awarded, which re-trigger every time a new Diamond Heart falls on the main reels. If a Red Diamond Heart appear on a reel, its value will be added to any Red Diamond Hearts that previously landed on the same reel.

Gold Diamond Hearts act as multipliers in the feature. With each consecutive chapter of the game, starting with Spring and ending with the Swan Feature, an additional Gold Diamond Heart is added to the Diamond Tales™ Feature, up to a maximum of five.

Diamond Tales™: The Ugly Duckling also includes a Buy Bonus feature that takes players straight into the Diamond Tales feature, in those jurisdictions where it is permitted.

Markus Antl, Head of Sales and Key Account Management at Greentube, said: “We wanted to create a world that evokes beauty and possibility and in Diamond Tales™: The Ugly Duckling, our design team has done exactly that.

“On top of a well-known story line we created a game that includes several features and develops throughout its gameplay. Diamond Tales™: The Ugly Duckling is an exciting title that will have players on the edge of their seats as they aim to give the fairy tale a truly happy ending. We see this title as one that will appeal to a wide range of players in markets worldwide.”

Per Petersen, CEO of RoyalCasino, said: “The Ugly Duckling is a well-known and much-loved tale across the world. With its origins in Denmark, we are thrilled to have worked together with Greentube to introduce the story as a slot to players around the globe.

“We are thrilled with the result as the game really does the original fairy tale justice while adding an element of excitement and thrill. We can’t wait to let customers experience the story once more as they help The Ugly Duckling evolve into a swan with winnings along the way.”

NOVOMATIC sets milestone for international growth with transaction in Italy

Gumpoldskirchen/Rome, November 14th, 2022 – NOVOMATIC, Europe's leading gaming technology Group, consistently continues its international expansion course with one of the largest transactions in its corporate history: the acquisition of the HBG Group, which makes NOVOMATIC one of the largest concessionaires in Italy. The approval of the takeover by the Italian Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies (AAMS) also underlines the great confidence of the authorities in the Group.

NOVOMATIC has been operating in Italy, which is one of the world's largest gaming markets by revenue, for more than 15 years and has established its position as the technology leader in Europe's largest VLT market due to the high level of confidence of its licensed business customers in the Group's innovative products and services. HBG Gaming is one of the leading operators in the Italian market and is active both as a concessionaire of VLTs (Video Lottery Terminals) and AWPs (Amusement with Prizes), as well as in the online gaming and sports betting segments and with the operation of bingo sites.

“With this acquisition, NOVOMATIC is sending a clear signal of further international expansion and can double its market share as a concessionaire in one of the key European gaming markets,” underlines NOVOMATIC Executive Board Member Ryszard Presch.

NOVOMATIC Executive Board Member Johannes Gratzl adds: “With this successful closing of one of the largest takeover transactions in our company history, we have laid the foundation for further sustainable growth.”

In addition to the technological market leadership that has already existed for years, NOVOMATIC is now one of the largest operators of VLTs and AWPs in Italy in the operational segment and will further develop the online gaming and sports betting segments in this market in the future. With this transaction, the number of employees of the Group has increased to more than 3,000 in Italy and to more than 21,900 worldwide. For Markus Büchele, CEO of NOVOMATIC Italia, this is a reason to rejoice: “Exactly in the year of our 15th anniversary in Italy, we can continue on a very successful path thanks to a great partnership with HBG and grow further together.”

NOVOMATIC at the G2E in Las Vegas: Strong growth for all segments

Las Vegas/Gumpoldskirchen, October 20th, 2022 – Visitors to the NOVOMATIC booth at the recent G2E in Las Vegas discovered premium products and winning solutions for all the various segments of the US and international gaming markets. Specific US Class III and VLT/VGT products, international casino slots and progressives, ETGs, sports betting kiosks, management systems, promotional systems, online gaming solutions and ancillary services. Operators from the US and abroad marvelled at the broad display of content with a colourful variety of themes and styles, eye-catching hardware and compelling progressives.

At the center of the booth were the two new cabinet versions DIAMOND X™ 1.55J and DIAMOND X™ 2.32, on display with the exciting and colourful THUNDER CASH X™ Linked Progressive titles of the new Candelas De Los Muertos series, Señorita Suerte and Señor Muerte, as well as a broad variety of other progressive highlights. Among them the THUNDERCASH™ Link with new titles, the MONEY PARTY™ Link with new additions also for the high denom. segment and the ULTRA BOOST LINK™ for the US, as well as a broad range of international progressive mixes with a special focus on the Latin American markets.

Sports betting was in focus in a dedicated area of the booth and with the leading kiosks on display: The table-top version NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ Compact and the multi-screen version NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ Plus deliver the perfect kiosk hardware solutions for all kinds of space and positioning requirements. Both are constantly growing their footprint in the US markets as more and more states legalize sports betting and casino operators seek to expand their offer.

NOVOMATIC gaming excitement for route operators in Illinois, Pennsylvania and West Virginia but also tailored products for Georgia and Puerto Rico were on show with a variety of game mixes presented in leading cabinets as well as scalable management systems.

The online gaming offer of Greentube, the NOVOMATIC digital gaming and entertainment division, perfectly complemented the land-based offer with its ever-growing range of online content comprising both, NOVOMATIC classics as well as proprietary brands and developments.

Rick Meitzler, President and CEO of NOVOMATIC Americas is content with the show: “This year’s G2E was one of those shows where you can hardly wait to boast the news. We had strong growth in all verticals during the past months, and as we were looking to continue to increase our product performance in every product category, we have listened to input every step of the way. That strong relationship with our customers continues to pay off in innovative strength, in performance, and ultimately, in excellent and fast ROI for our customers. Given the fantastic visitor interest and excellent feedback on our products, this G2E was a very successful show.”

NOVOMATIC AG Board Member Johannes Gratzl also underlines the trade show success: "The G2E in Las Vegas as the largest US gaming trade fair has always been one of the most important major events in the annual trade fair calendar for NOVOMATIC. We are therefore particularly proud to have achieved a truly outstanding trade fair success in Las Vegas this year with our portfolio not only for the US market, but also for the international markets from Latin America to Europe and Asia."

Greentube enters the supernatural dimension in Cash Connection™ – Voodoo Magic™

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, is inviting players to a supernatural realm where witchcraft can offer big rewards in Cash Connection™ – Voodoo Magic™.

The title, released just in time for Halloween, sees mystical powers roam the reels, offering magical win potential, a spellbinding Lock & Spin feature, and four jackpots.

Landing six coin symbols during base gameplay will trigger the popular Lock & Spin mode, offering three free spins. In this bonus round, coin symbols are locked in place upon landing, allowing players an opportunity to fill the reels with every additional free spin. If a new coin appears, the free spins counter will be reset back to three, offering even more enchanting win potential.

If the voodoo luck is on the player’s side, 15 coins will appear on the reels during the feature, triggering the game’s Grand Jackpot. Three other jackpots are also on offer during the Lock & Spin mode, leaving plenty of chances for players to conjure up some magic.

The game is the latest in Greentube’s Cash Connection™ series which has gained a huge fan-following around the globe. The jackpot featuring in Voodoo Magic™ is linked to the series’ four other titles, ensuring a huge prize pot is up for grabs.

Steve Cross, Director of Games Development and Operations at Greentube, said: “We have had great success with our Cash Connection™ series and we are thrilled to add Voodoo Magic™ to the offering, just as spooky season is about to begin. The game’s captivating theme and mesmerising soundtrack coupled with the Lock & Spin feature makes for a title that is bound to appeal to players of all demographics, offering magical rewards to those who can use the voodoo powers.”

Greentube launches its feature-packed Ski Challenge esports challenge

VIENNA, 13th October 2022 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, has officially launched its new and improved Ski Challenge game as a play-anywhere mobile esports experience.

Now available to download for free on iOS and Android, the new version of the legendary and internationally popular Ski Challenge has been produced in collaboration with Swiss-Ski, the Austrian Ski Federation and the German Ski Federation, offering players exclusive tracks from the downhill skiing world.

For the first time, players can compete against each other on a brand new track in Zermatt, ahead of the Alpine Ski World Cup race which starts on the Gran Becca course on October 29th. The Greentube team will be out in force at Zermatt’s public viewing area during the race from October 28th – 30th, inviting members of the public to play along and join the challenge.

Ski Challenge sees players compete head-to-head in organised online and offline tournaments featuring real-money prizes, while attempting to climb the leaderboard. Capturing all the excitement and motion of real-life on-piste action, the game has a host of customisation features allowing for players to select the most desirable gear, tracks and suits, while also including taunt positions.

The return of the Ski Challenge franchise is set to prove popular with the game’s large, active and global community of fans. Operating all-year round and not only during the skiing season, Greentube will continue to roll out new features and tracks following today’s launch. The original Ski Challenge game was Greentube’s first-ever gaming title when it hit the market in 1998.

Michael Bauer, Greentube's?CFO/CGO, said: “We like to say that life is a race, not a journey and the launch of Ski Challenge ahead of the World Cup race in Zermatt provides an adrenaline thrill in itself. We are delighted to be able to offer the track exclusively to our loyal community, as well as the new players drawn to a fun and exciting competition.

“During the last year those involved in creating the game have worked passionately towards our big goal of launching it at the start of the new skiing season. They have really gone the extra mile and I’m both proud of their achievements and grateful to work with such an amazing team. Everyone at Greentube has looked forward to this launch day and I can’t wait to present the game to the public at Zermatt later this month. Although the release of the game is a massive achievement, we are currently only at the start of a long development slope for Ski Challenge. There are plenty of exciting updates in development for the franchise and players will see some really nice additions as soon as November and December of this year.”

Greentube strengthens US capabilities with Present Creative acquisition

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, has acquired US development studio Present Creative as the company continues its growth strategy in North America.

The acquisition will see Greentube further expand its presence in the US, where it has made significant inroads over the last 12 months, with the supplier bolstering its local product offering.

“Present Creative is a US based development studio with a proven track-record of creating content for the iGaming and iLottery sectors. The studio brings significant experience from its background in both Real Money Gaming and Casual Gaming and has created their own original and innovative games, a number of which were recently approved to be released by Michigan State Lottery.”

Through the acquisition, Greentube will gain a local team focused on game design and sales in the US. The acquisition will boost the capabilities of Present Creative, as well as increasing the speed to market of its content roadmap.

Greentube entered the US in September 2021 and is now live in New Jersey and Michigan. The supplier has also received a licence to operate in the Canadian province of Ontario and has ambitious plans to further grow in North America.

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO at Greentube, said: “We are thrilled to announce this acquisition as Present Creative is a very good fit for us. They have strong experience of developing exciting games and know the intricacies of the North American market well, enabling us to add even more local flavour to our games. The US is a market of great importance to us, and we have bold plans to become a leading supplier in the region. This acquisition will propel that expansion.”

Ben Sutherland, CEO and Co-Founder at Present Creative, said: “We are excited to now be part of the Greentube family and this acquisition will allow us to speed up our development processes and take our content to new heights. This is a fantastic opportunity for Present Creative and we look forward to working closely with Greentube to bring exciting new content to local players through their impressive operator network.”

New Management Structure for Crown Gaming México

NOVOMATIC announces a new executive structure for the local Mexican unit Crown Gaming México.


Gumpoldskirchen/México City, October 10, 2022

As of October 1, 2022, Marcelo Suhner and Cristian Olejnik officially resumed their roles as Managing Directors of Crown Gaming Mexico, with Marcelo Suhner acting as CEO and Cristian Olejnik as CFO. NOVOMATIC would like to extend its gratitude to the former General Manager of Crown Gaming México, Thomas Borgstedt, who will continue his contribution to the Group’s outstanding success story in the Latin American region in his role as General Manager Novo Chile.


Marcelo Suhner joins NOVOMATIC and the gaming industry after a longstanding successful career
with Sulzer, a Swiss technology corporation in various senior executive positions in auditing, finance
and GM. He holds a degree in Business Administration and most recently acted as an independent
consultant for businesses entering the Mexican market. In his new role as CEO of Crown Gaming
México, he will devote his in-depth business knowledge of the Mexican market, strong commitment
to strategic targets and management skills to the best benefit of the company’s success.


Marcelo Suhner, CEO Crown Gaming México, says: “I am honoured to assume this new role in the
management of NOVOMATIC in Mexico and thrilled to be supported by such a professional team of
experts. NOVOMATIC gaming technology products and industry solutions are renowned for their
premium quality and performance, and I consider it a privilege to be able to assert my own skill set,
business experience and commitment to achieve the goals we have set.”


New CFO Crown Gaming México, Cristian Olejnik, joined the NOVOMATIC AG Group in 2010 and
served in various senior executive management positions in the areas of finance, tax, M&A,
controlling, IT and HR for a number of subsidiary units. He is native of Argentina, with a professional
background as a tax consultant and certified public accountant as well as a vast experience in
financial management. His many years of experience in the gaming sector and excellent knowledge
of internal structures within the Group will add great value to the business operations and
management of Crown Gaming México.


Cristian Olejnik, CFO Crown Gaming México, adds: “It is a pleasure to welcome Marcelo, whom I
have known for many years, in the NOVOMATIC family and to now work with him and this strong
local team to further develop the NOVOMATIC business in Mexico. NOVOMATIC has been active
in the Mexican market with a long-term footprint and a record of success for more than 20 years. Our
products have a substantial track record of leading performance across Latin America and are
renowned for their outstanding design, immersive game play, premium quality and proven reliability.”

G2E Las Vegas: NOVOMATIC Americas presents indelible products – driving player entertainment and delivering operator value

Chicago/Gumpoldskirchen, October 3rd, 2022 – At this year’s G2E, NOVOMATIC Americas will stage fresh and exciting gaming highlights as well as new premium hardware and winning solutions: Products range from slot machines for Class III and VLT/VGT markets to electronic table games, sports betting kiosks, management systems, promotional systems, and ancillary services.

“What are we looking to accomplish at G2E 2022?” asks Rick Meitzler, President and CEO of NOVOMATIC Americas. “We are looking to continue to increase our product performance in every product category. We want to demonstrate that we listen to our customers and we have maintained our good performance and grown our gaming footprint in progressives, commodity games, systems, and sports betting. We are striving to maximize our customers’ ROI across all product categories.”

The biggest new for NOVOMATIC Americas is the launch ofan exciting new upright cabinet for the U.S. Market in two options. The DIAMOND X™ 1.55J and DIAMOND X™ 2.32 are set to introduce an exceptional, sleek style and crisp game presentation to the casino floor. Captivating design, incorporating a black metro finish contrasted by a dynamic LED lighting concept that creates a visually enclosed framework for the crisp presentation of game content. All that meets ergonomic exterior design, comprising all the best angles plus ample foot space. The DIAMOND X™ cabinets are an exceptional accomplishment in cabinet design, presented by NOVOMATIC Americas for brilliant performance and complementing the successful portfolio of games.

The main monitor features are a choice between one expansive, 55” full HD J-curved game screen, or two large 32” full HD game screens. Both with PCAP touch on the bottom screen plus high progressive visibility on the gaming floor. These new platforms are exceptionally elegant, ready for all demands of a winning gaming floor with premium components and full compatibility with standard protocols.

More progress! Get ready for the new THUNDER CASH X™ Link Candelas De Los Muertos series with Señorita Suerte and Señor Muerte that will have you basking in riches. Enthralling and hypnotic, this new group of games give players graphically beautiful themes and exciting play variations providing a level-up experience on popular THUNDER CASH X™ linked products. Voodoo Magic™ is still supplying operators a mystical new way to play and the new Coin Fishing™, Eye of the Queen™ Magic Coins and Charming Lady’s Boom™ on THUNDER CASH™ are great additions to the brand. These new progressives give operators an exciting way to extend the brand and create visually interesting derivatives of the THUNDER CASH™ Link.

The original MONEY PARTY™ Link, with Fruity Fruity and Juicy Juicy titles, has proven to be a sweet success for NOVOMATIC Americas. The classic fruit games with a new twist are a player favorite. Winner of the Eilers Emerging Supplier Category in 2022, MONEY PARTY™ Link makes a splash on every gaming floor. With sweet new themes like Sizzling Hot™ and Roaring Forties™ as two juicy new additions to the party, MONEY PARTY™ Link creates yummy hot new versions of classic fruit style games. MONEY PARTY™ Yummy Yummy and Ultra Hot™ offer players even more fruit game fun. Additional Progressive families such as ULTRA BOOST further highlight the progressive focus of NOVOMATIC Americas. This year the NOVOMATIC Americas products are sure to appeal to maximum range of players and keep them coming back for more.

Rick Meitzler explains: “The more strong titles like the expansion of the MONEY PARTY™ Link brands and Voodoo Magic™ on the THUNDER CASH™ Link we put out this year, the more penetration we got. We already had good traction going into 2022, so the delivery of 16 distinct games this year just enhanced those numbers. Right now, we are experiencing good performance on our ULTRA BOOST Link™, which is another strong performer for us. The key is to keep creating the products that our customers are asking for, and we are doing that.”

A trailblazer in sports betting self-service kiosks, NOVOMATIC Americas is the undisputed leader in kiosk hardware with its ever-growing portfolio of 1,200+ units in North America. The NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ Compact table-top version fits snug in every bar and counter while the NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ Plus multi-screen version fits nicely in so many environments. Both offer quick response times with a user-friendly, touch monitor experience and will be shown with all of the latest enhancements.

Stop by NOVOMATIC Americas booth #1259 at the G2E expo – October 10th-13th in Las Vegas – to get a taste of what players are talking about.

Thomas Schmalzer announced new Vice President Global Sales, NOVOMATIC AG

Gumpoldskirchen, September 30th, 2022 – As of 1 October 2022 Jakob Rothwangl will hand over the management of Global Sales to Thomas Schmalzer. Jakob Rothwangl started the strategic realignment of the Global Sales division in February 2021 and transformed the sales organization and business model to be fit for a successful future. He is now looking forward to a fresh challenge as regards a new strategically important project within the Group: “I would like to thank my team at Global Sales and all colleagues at HQ as well as internationally, who have supported me in this endeavour for their excellent team work.”

In 2021, Thomas Schmalzer already led Global Sales on an interim basis for the duration of six months. He will ensure a seamless transition and the consistent pursuit of the chosen path. In addition to his role as Vice President Global Sales, he will also maintain his previous area of responsibility as Vice President Product Management.

Thomas Schmalzer is full of motivation for the challenge: “I am happy to devote myself to the expanded area of responsibility with full commitment and will take on the development of product management as well as the expansion of the sales area with equal dedication and the best benefit for our customers worldwide. I am particularly looking forward to returning to the great team of the Global Sales Division in order to jointly shape the future of NOVOMATIC and its valued customers.”

Greentube adds new dimension to iconic franchise in Cash Connection™ – Golden Book of Ra™

VIENNA, 27th September 2022 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, has added a new dimension to one of the world’s most iconic slot franchises in Cash Connection™ – Golden Book of Ra™.

This epic 5-reel, 10 payline Egyptian-themed slot combines the popular Cash Connection™ series with the legendary Book of Ra™ franchise to create what is undoubtedly one of the hottest high-volatility releases this year.

Brave adventurers are tasked with registering wins by way of a lucrative Lock & Spin feature that boasts expanding symbols, Free Games and two progressive jackpots.

Whenever six or more coin symbols land on the reels during base gameplay, the Lock & Spin feature will be triggered. Players will receive three free spins in which they must land more coin symbols to reset the spin counter. Should three consecutive spins pass without a coin, the round will end.

At the end of the Lock & Spin round the total number of credits or free spins collected are added together to create the total feature win and potentially kick start a lucrative Free Games feature. Before the Free Games can begin, a special expanding symbol chosen at random will significantly boost players’ bankrolls.

Should a MAJOR symbol land during the Lock & Spin feature, a progressive jackpot will be awarded, while 15 symbols dropping and filling the entire game reels will see the GRAND jackpot pay out.

Markus Antl, Head of Sales and Key Account Management at Greentube, said: “Book of Ra™ is arguably one of the world’s most iconic game titles and as you can imagine, we are absolutely thrilled to boost the game franchise with another outstanding addition to our portfolio. We hope players enjoy this game as much as our talented team enjoyed developing it.”

Greentube bolsters reach in Italy through Scommettendo deal

VIENNA, 20th September 2022 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, has furthered its reach in Italy after taking its premium content live with Scommettendo.

Greentube’s vast portfolio, including games that have seen particular success in the Italian market, is now available on Scommettendo’s online casino.

Titles include Greentube hits Book of Ra™ deluxe, Lucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe and Dolphin’s Pearl™ deluxe, as well as newer games such as the ever-popular Diamond Link™, Cash Connection™ and 10 Win Ways™ series of slots.

The partnership is the latest in a string of deals that Greentube has struck in Italy, one of Europe’s largest and most established online markets.

The supplier’s content is now live with the leading operators in the country and the company also recently acquired local Capecod and Admiral Sport, further cementing its position as a leading player in the Italian market.

Graziano Pozzi, Sales and Key Account Manager for Italy at Greentube, said: “We are thrilled to have closed this deal with such a promising brand as Scommettendo. Through this partnership, Greentube has further strengthened its position in one of the most prominent markets in Europe and we can offer our prestigious games to an even bigger audience through a very successful local operator.”

Rosalba Turrisi, Product Manager at Scommettendo, said: “We are all about offering our customers the best content on the market and Greentube’s games have proven to be highly successful in Italy. We are thrilled about this deal that will see us add premium titles to our site with fantastic and high-performing mechanics and features, as well as established slots that needs no introduction.”

NOVOMATIC Americas at G2E Las Vegas 2022

Visitors to this year’s G2E can look forward to discovering NOVOMATIC Americas’ stunning product lines showcased alongside a substantial variety of entertaining premium content, core content, systems and exciting new progressive jackpot product lines.

Chicago/Gumpoldskirchen, September 13th, 2022 – Leveraging its Austrian parent company's global design, market research, and U.S. customer performance data, NOVOMATIC Americas has spent the past nine years creating market-specific gaming products for the North American and Caribbean jurisdictions. Products range from slot machines for Class III and VLT/VGT markets to electronic table games, sports betting kiosks, management systems, promotional systems, and ancillary services. At this year’s G2E, the company will stage fresh and exciting gaming highlights as well as new premium hardware and winning solutions.

The biggest new for NOVOMATIC Americas will be the launch of an exciting new upright cabinet series for the U.S. market: The DIAMOND X™ 1.55J and DIAMOND X™ 2.32 are set to introduce an exceptional, sleek style and crisp game presentation to the casino floor.

More progress will also be staged for the Progressives segment! The brand new THUNDER CASH X™ Link will premiere at G2E with an exciting set of titles while the THUNDER CASH™ and MONEY PARTY™ brands will see a number of new additions with visually interesting derivatives for various player demographics. This year’s NOVOMATIC Americas products are sure to thrill a wide range of players and keep them coming back for more.

A trailblazer in sports betting self-service kiosks, NOVOMATIC Americas is the undisputed leader in kiosk hardware with its ever-growing portfolio of 1,200+ units in North America. The NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ Compact table-top version fits snug in every bar and counter while the NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ Plus multi-screen version fits nicely in so many environments. Both offer quick response times with a user-friendly, touch monitor experience and will be shown with all of the latest
enhancements.

Rick Meitzler, President and CEO of NOVOMATIC Americas says: “We have taken a good look at the roadmap and make sure of two things: We are listening to our customers and ensuring that our product pipeline is what and where it needs to be. Our first order of business at the show is to demonstrate the strength of the NOVOMATIC development teams both in sleek hardware, showcasing the new DIAMOND X™ cabinets, and in the variety of new, popular themes we are launching. We have listened to input every step of the way and that strong relationship with our customers continues to pay off in performance.”

Stop by NOVOMATIC Americas booth #1259 at the G2E expo – October 10th-13th in Las Vegas – to get a taste of what players are talking about.

Greentube bolsters German presence following RULEO content deal

VIENNA, 8th September 2022 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, has boosted its presence in the German market after signing a deal to supply its extended games portfolio, including premium titles, to RULEO Alpenland AG, which operates mybet.de in Germany.

The deal will see classic slots such as Book of Ra™ deluxe, Lucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe and Sizzling Hot™ deluxe made available to customers of RULEO’s licensed operator brands in Germany.

In addition to these fan favourites, a host of newer releases and proven top-performing fans-favourites from Greentube will also be added to the site. These include Cash Connection™ - Book of Ra™, Lord of the Ocean Bonus Spins™ and Diamond Link Mighty Sevens.

The partnership sees RULEO join the first round of German operators that have gone live with Greentube’s extended portfolio of games, including premium titles from the legendary Book of Ra™ series.

Julia Schagerl, Key Account Manager Germany at Greentube, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to bring our high-quality portfolio of online slots to RULEO’s customers in Germany. This exciting partnership further showcases our long-term commitment to further extend in key regulated markets around the world.”

Andreas Fuchs-Degler, CEO at RULEO, said: “Greentube has a very good reputation for being one of the world’s leading slot developers, having created industry leading content for many years now. We’re very happy to bring their portfolio of games to our mybet customers in Germany and increase the already extensive offering we have in the market .”

Greentube receives World Lottery Association supplier certification

VIENNA, 1st September 2022 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, has received a supplier certification from the World Lottery Association (WLA) for its Plurius™ omni-channel solution.

The WLA SCS:2020 Level 2 accreditation further underlines the company’s commitment to security and risk management across its products and systems and will enable it to strike new partnerships with WLA members, comprising the world’s leading lottery operators.

The supplier certification from the WLA was awarded after a comprehensive assessment of the company’s omni-channel solution, Greentube Plurius™ and its operations. In 2021, Greentube won a highly competitive European tender to supply the state-owned National Lottery in Luxembourg with Greentube Plurius™.

The accreditation was made possible through Greentube’s ISO 27001 certification which it has held since 2019, and NOVOMATIC’s existing membership of the WLA. Greentube is one of only approximately 30 suppliers to hold a Level 2 certification.

Georg Gubo, COO at Greentube, said: “This certificate demonstrates how serious we take security and risk management and being recognised by the WLA is an important step as we seek to collaborate with leading lotteries such as Loterie Nationale Luxembourg and offer our Plurius™ solution to new partners. Being acknowledged as a trusted supplier to the industry is crucial and we work hard to ensure we adhere to the highest international standards.”

Greentube continues North American growth following Michigan BetMGM launch

VIENNA, 31st August 2022 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, has further extended its footprint in North America following its launch with BetMGM in Michigan via Entain Gaming Group’s platform.

This partnership marks the second time the duo has worked together to launch in a regulated US state, with Greentube rolling out its games via the leading sports betting and iGaming operator in New Jersey earlier this year.

Those playing at BetMGM in Michigan will be able to enjoy top performing Greentube titles, including its popular Diamond Cash™ series of games Mighty Emperor, Mighty Elephant, and Mighty Sevens.

The expansion represents a major milestone for the organization, as the supplier looks to expand its portfolio in all key regulated markets across the US following its New Jersey debut in 2021. Greentube gained its Michigan licence earlier this year, with online gambling operational in the Great Lake State since January 2021.

David Bolas, Commercial Director at Greentube, said: “The team is thrilled to be launching with BetMGM in Michigan and we really appreciate the importance of this continuing partnership. The US and Michigan in particular are key territories for Greentube. It’s another very important step for us in the context of the wider US market and preparations for launching in Pennsylvania are already underway.”

Greentube brings back internationally popular Ski Challenge as an all-new esports title

VIENNA, 30th August 2022 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, is teaming up with big-name partners, Swiss-Ski, the Austrian Ski Federation and the German Ski Federation, to bring back its internationally popular Ski Challenge game this Autumn. The game will provide a true esports experience, complete with new and improved features.

The winter sports app captures all the excitement and motion of real-life on-piste action, with players competing in races for the best times on popular, real-world inspired ski racing tracks across various online events, tournaments and challenges.

The new esports game, which will include suit and gear customisation and other exciting brand-new features, also grants players exclusive access to popular tracks from the skiing world including brand new ones that haven’t been part of the game before.

The all-new return of the Ski Challenge franchise, which will take place in Autumn 2022, is set to be a hit with the large, active and global community of fans. Contrary to the original title, it is planned to operate the game all-year long and not only during the skiing season. Additionally, new features and tracks will be added after the launch to keep players entertained. The original Ski Challenge game was Greentube’s first-ever gaming title when it hit the market in 1998.

Michael Bauer, Greentube's?CFO/CGO, said: “Ski Challenge established itself as a legendary title when it was available to play on desktop. We are more than happy to not only announce the return of this popular game, but it’s very exciting to be able to bring it back as a true esports mobile app, to players old and new. Especially that we can do so with key partners in winter sports. The updated version is packed with special features that the community is certain to love and we have some very ambitious plans for the franchise in the future.”

Diego Züger, Director Marketing & Deputy CEO, Swiss-Ski, said: “We have seen just how popular Ski Challenge has proven to be with players in the past and it’s fantastic to be able to introduce the game to a new audience. Greentube has done a great job capturing the excitement of the sport and it has been a privilege being a part of the game’s development.”

Christian Scherer, Secretary General at Austrian Ski Federation, said: “It is a tricky task to create a game that is as fast-paced and thrilling as downhill skiing, but that is exactly what Greentube have managed to do. We are sure players all over the world will react positively to this new title that allows them to experience the fascination of sport so realistic and enables us to reach new target groups.”

Stefan Schwarzbach, CEO at German Ski Federation, said: “Having been a part of the development of Ski Challenge, it is very gratifying to see a final product that is as polished and compelling as this is. We are happy to have partnered with the Federations from Austria and Switzerland to help deliver a game that we believe will prove to be a success worldwide.”

DIAMOND X™ 1.55J – Elegantly curved gaming beyond X-pectations

After this year’s international launch of the multi-screen version, NOVOMATIC now heralds the impressive single screen version of the DIAMOND X™ cabinet series: DIAMOND X™ 1.55J.

Gumpoldskirchen, August 30th, 2022 – After the launch of the DIAMOND X™ 2.32 multi-screen cabinet in March, NOVOMATIC now follows up with the brand-new DIAMOND X™ 1.55 J-curve version of this magnificent video slot cabinet. Its elegant J-curved 1.55” UHD PCAP touchscreen and the exquisite LED silhouette make the DIAMOND X™ 1.55 a safe bet for exciting curve screen game presentation and maximum player appeal.

Refined details like the large foot well, two XL start buttons and the indirect LED lighting concept with intelligent game-synched colour effects ideally contrasting the black metro finish create a sophisticated blend of ergonomics and ambiance. Further design elements, which the DIAMOND X™ 1.55J shares with its sister cabinet are the modern front door panel with the characteristic facelift of the grill and the player interface options: button deck as a standard and a 15.6” TouchDeck™ player interface complemented by two extra-large physical buttons as an option.

The improved maintenance concept for the DIAMOND X™ 1.55J includes a monitor mounting that can be hydraulically lifted, granting excellent access to the key components as well as a folding mechanism for space-optimized, safe transport.

The DIAMOND X™ 1.55J now launches with the exclusive XTENSION LINK™ for the international markets. Jakob Rothwangl, VP Global Sales NOVOMATIC AG, said: “The DIAMOND X™ 1.55J is our first NOVOMATIC cabinet with the J-curved screen and in any case a successful premiere. It perfectly complements the 2.32 multi-screen version, delivering a highly intriguing presence on the gaming floor, thanks to its stunning indirect LED lighting concept against the backdrop of the black finish.

This hardware achievement is complemented by exciting and dedicated content utilizing the big upright screen format. I dare say that the DIAMOND X™ 1.55J definitely has the makings of a new bestseller.”

Greentube announces C-level changes as Felipe Ludeña appointed Chief Sportsbook Officer

VIENNA, August 24th 2022 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, has appointed Felipe Ludeña as its first Chief Sportsbook Officer, while Georg Gubo has taken up the position as Managing Director at ADMIRAL Sportwetten alongside him.

Ludeña, who is currently Managing Director for ADMIRAL Sportwetten GmbH, officially joined Greentube GmbH on 1st August 2022, taking up a seat on the company’s board as part of a strategic move to strengthen the collaboration between the two companies.

It has also been confirmed that Georg Gubo will combine his new role of Managing Director at ADMIRAL Sportwetten with his current position as Greentube’s COO.

The changes are designed to bolster the work of ADMIRAL and Greentube – both of which are part of the NOVOMATIC Group of companies – across various areas of online entertainment.

Felipe Ludeña, MD for ADMIRAL Sportwetten and Chief Sportsbook Officer at Greentube, said: “With our continued strong performance in regulated markets across the world, it is a natural evolution for Greentube to fully immerse itself in the wider entertainment industry.

“I am honoured to be appointed as the company’s first Chief Sportsbook Officer. While Greentube has a vast heritage in online gaming, we want to engage players across a variety of different online verticals in future months and years.”

Georg Gubo, Managing Director of ADMIRAL Sportwetten and Chief Operations Officer at Greentube, said: “There are clear synergies between ADMIRAL and Greentube that can help to drive growth for both parties. These new appointments will help to inform that strategy.

“On a personal note, it’s a privilege to join a company as prestigious as ADMIRAL as Managing Director and I believe the future is bright for all involved.”

Greentube sets sail on epic journey in Lord of the Ocean™ 10: Win Ways™

VIENNA, 23rd August 2022 - Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, is challenging players to uncover secrets of the deep in its latest release Lord of the Ocean™ 10: Win Ways™.

The epic underwater adventure has taken the popular Lord of the Ocean™ title and doubled the fun by adding an additional set of reels along with the exciting 10 Series Win Ways™ mechanic, providing new depth in terms of ways to win by removing symbols to allow more to fall into place.

Transferring Wilds add to the voyage of discovery, with any that land on the left set transferred across to the corresponding reel on the right set. Free Spins can be claimed by landing three Scatter symbols which appear on reels one, three and five on both sets of reels. Three Scatters award eight Free Spins, four grant the player 12, and five or more Scatters result in 20 Free Spins.

During Free Spins, any Wild symbols landing on the left set are transferred across to the right, while the Free Spins round also features a Special Expanding Symbol. Selected at random before the start of the feature, the stacked symbols also transfer across the reels for additional chances of landing substantial underwater treasures.

There is also a Buy Bonus feature that takes players straight into the Free Spins round, in those jurisdictions where it is permitted.

Steve Cross, Director of Games Development and Operations at Greentube, said: “The original Lord of the Ocean still proves to be a huge hit with players and it’s great to be able to refresh and breathe new life into a much-loved title.

“The addition of the 10 Series Win Ways™ mechanic presents new possibilities and adds to the on-screen action. It’s a game we believe will resonate with both existing and new fans of the underwater hit and we very much look forward to seeing how it performs in markets worldwide.”

Global Gaming Awards 2022 Asia: NOVOMATIC wins category “Table Game of the Year”

At the Global Gaming Awards 2022 Asia in Singapore, NOVOMATIC’s proven electronic table games solution Novo Unity™ II received the award in the category “Table Game of the Year”.

Gumpoldskirchen/Singapore, August 22nd, 2022 – The Global Gaming Awards have been recognizing special milestones and achievements in the gaming industry since 2014. 2022 marks the launch of a dedicated Asian edition of this highly prestigious industry award the winners thereof were announced on August 22nd during a virtual event.

To the company’s great pride and delight, NOVOMATIC’s internationally proven electronic table games (ETG) platform Novo Unity™ II was recognized in the segment “Table Game of the Year”. This ETG offer is built on a highly stable and reliable platform and presents a very broad range of games as well as game variants such as fully automated, entirely virtual or connected to a live-dealer operated table. With the integration within a WAN structure slot offers, innovative side bets as well as Jackpots and novel features like the brand new Going For Gold™ and Lucky Lady’s™ Roulette, the Novo Unity™ II is a safe bet for operators and a popular favourite with guests.

Jakob Rothwangl, NOVOMATIC VP Global Sales, says: “We are very honoured to receive this award. Novo Unity™ II products are very popular in the Asian region, with major arena installations in markets like Cambodia and Malaysia. The system offers a variety of options that enable a high level of customisation according to specific operator requirements – both in terms of infrastructure and game presentation – and it is complemented by a range of NOVOMATIC cabinet styles and high quality display options to suit any location. The popularity of this product with both operators and players remains extremely resilient, with recent figures showing Electronic Table Gaming’s popularity has increased notably in recent months.”

The Global Gaming Awards 2022 Asia honoured leading companies and industry executives for industry innovation and leadership achievements in a total of nine categories. Winners were selected by a judging panel consisting of more than 30 of the world’s leading industry experts. The Global Gaming Awards rank among the most reputable awards in the industry, with a voting process, which is independently monitored by KPMG.

Greentube enhances market presence in Netherlands and Belgium with Circus

VIENNA, 9th August 2022 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, has taken its wide-ranging games catalogue live in the regulated Dutch and Belgian markets with Gaming1’s B2C brand Circus.

Circus customers in both countries can now enjoy titles from Greentube’s comprehensive portfolio, which includes an array of top-performing classics such as Random Runner™, Club 2000™ Casino and Grand Slam™ Casino, along with classic NOVOMATIC games such as Book of Ra™, Lucky Lady’s Charm™, Always Hot™ and many more.

The successful integration took place through Greentube partner Gaming1’s platform and complements a host of deals the supplier has struck in the Netherlands following the regulation of the market last year.

A leading light in the Low Countries, Circus is certified by Dutch gaming regulator de Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) and Belgium’s Gaming Commission. Greentube is able to offer its games through Dutch and Belgian supplier licences, which includes all requisite game certifications.

Andy Duschek, Sales and Key Account Manager for the Netherlands at Greentube, said: “Our games have generated a very positive reaction from customers in the Dutch market and we are now aiming to build on that positive start.

“This deal with Circus, enhancing our presence in both the Netherlands and Belgium, gives us the chance to offer more players than ever before the chance to take part in a gaming experience that is honed to their localised preferences.”

David Carrion, COO Interactive at Gaming1, said: “At Gaming1, we aim to offer our customers a smooth, fun and innovative gaming experience in an entertaining and secure environment.

“Greentube offers the perfect balance of traditional and new titles, providing everything players could want in both the Netherlands and Belgium. We believe this is only the start of a very fruitful collaboration.”

Greentube gains Ontario licence in further North American expansion

The new licence, gained from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), will see Greentube enter a market which implemented online regulation for the first time earlier this year. It follows on from other launches in Canada, including British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec, while Greentube has also entered the regulated US market in New Jersey and Michigan.

Games from Greentube’s extensive portfolio including Diamond Cash™: Mighty ElephantDiamond Cash™: Mighty Sevens and Diamond Cash™: Oasis Riches, as well as other titles developed specifically for players in North America will be available in the market for operators imminently.

With a population of 14.5 million and a projected market size of CA$800m, Ontario will become a region of great importance to Greentube in the coming months as it forms new operator partnerships.

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO at Greentube, said: “We have already established a successful base in Canada through our presence in the regulated provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec and we are very excited to have gained an Ontario licence. It is a region of great potential for the iGaming industry, and we look forward to partnering with operators in Ontario to deliver our first-class content to their players.”

Greentube grows presence in Netherlands and Belgium through Carousel deal

VIENNA, 28th July 2022 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, has taken its extensive games catalogue live in the regulated Dutch and Belgian markets with Carousel.be and 711.nl.

Carousel’s customers in both countries can now enjoy titles from Greentube’s comprehensive portfolio, including a variety of top-performing classics such as Random Runner™, Simply Wild™ and Grand Slam™ Casino, along with modern-day favourites including Diamond Link™: Mighty Elephant, Book of Ra™ deluxe, Sizzling Hot™ deluxe and many more.

The successful integration adds to a wealth of deals struck by the supplier following the regulation of the Dutch market last year.

Greentube is able to offer its games through Dutch and Belgian supplier licences, which includes all requisite game certifications. Carousel is certified by Dutch gaming regulator De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) and Belgium’s Gaming Commission.

Andy Duschek, Sales and Key Account Manager for the Netherlands at Greentube, said: “In the space of less than a year since the regulated market opened, we have seen that our games have produced very strong results in the Dutch market and our goal now is to build on that excellent start.

“Carousel is a trusted operator in both the Netherlands and Belgium and this agreement enables us to grow our presence in both markets, providing players with high-quality gaming experiences that resonate with the local preferences of the customer base.”

Gilles De Backer COO at Carousel, said: “We always strive to deliver to our players a safe and entertaining online environment that delivers content to a wide range of players.

“The balance of classic and innovative titles offered by Greentube is a perfect fit for the needs of players in both the Netherlands and Belgium and we see this agreement as representing the start of a partnership that will continue to flourish.”

Brace yourself for juicy prizes in Greentube release Feelin’ Fruity™: Win Ways™

VIENNA, 26th July 2022 - Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, is inviting players to sink their teeth into the juiciest slot of the summer, Feelin’ Fruity™: Win Ways™.

This zesty 6-reel, 117,649 ways to win slot can see players win more than 9,000x their stake by way of free spins that feature a lucrative increasing win multiplier.

Players can trigger the Free Spins bonus feature by landing four scatter symbols on the main reel set, awarding 12 free spins. Every extra scatter symbol that lands following the fourth will award an additional five free spins.

While in Free Spins players can look out for the chance to re-trigger the Free Spins bonus, and achieve more free spins, by landing three or more scatter symbols on the game’s additional top reel. Three scatter symbols will see players receive five free spins, whilst four scatter symbols will see them receive ten free spins in total.

At the start of the Free Spins bonus feature an increasing win multiplier will start at x1, increasing by one every time there is a reaction on the game reels with wins from each reaction multiplied by the increasing win multiplier.

Daring players can also opt to gamble their winnings in a red or black mini game that can see them significantly boost their bankroll, should luck be on their side.

Markus Antl, Head of Sales and Key Account Management at Greentube, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to unveil Feelin’ Fruity™: Win Ways™. This new release is a great addition to the Win Ways™ family of games and will further elevate its success.

“When you factor in 117,649 ways to win and its huge win potential, we’re confident that Feelin’ Fruity™: Win Ways™ will prove to be a huge hit with operators and players alike.”

Novomatic Voted One of the Most Valuable Austrian Brands

The Austrian Brand Value Study 2022 honoured the most valuable brand companies nationwide for the 19th time and confirms NOVOMATIC's excellent 2nd place. The gaming technology group also moves up to 4th place with AAA in the Sustainable Brand Ranking.

Gumpoldskirchen, 1st July 2022 – With some 21,200 employees worldwide and activities in around 100 countries, NOVOMATIC has once again secured an excellent second place nationwide in the ranking of the European Brand Institute (EBI). Boasting a brand value of EUR 3.033 billion (+2.2%), the company ranks currently between Red Bull and the domestic food retail chain Spar. NOVOMATIC also received valuable recognition for its great commitment in the area of sustainability with an AAA Sustainable Brand Rating and an excellent 4th place.

Despite the challenging pandemic-related business environment throughout 2021, NOVOMATIC was able to achieve numerous international awards and top rankings in renowned ESG ratings through its innovative strength, consistent pursuit of sustainability goals and efficiency improvement measures. “To be repeatedly ranked second among the country’s most valuable brand companies proves once again that our dual strategy as a producer and an operator is the right way to go. After all, a consistent and strong brand presence is essential for our international success. Furthermore, we are particularly pleased about the excellent ranking in the Sustainable Brand Ranking, since we bear a great responsibility towards our employees and customers in this respect,” emphasises NOVOMATIC CEO Johannes Gratzl.

Within the framework of the Austrian Brand Value Study, the European Brand Institute annually determines the most valuable Austrian brand companies from the “trend-TOP500 of the companies with the highest turnover in Austria” of the business magazine Trend. Companies that are more than 45 percent owned by Austrians and whose brand value is assessed according to the current international standards ISO 10668 and ÖNORM A 6800 are evaluated on the basis of criteria such as industry sector, brand strength, trend development, brand potential and turnover. The study nominated 180 Austrian brand companies from 16 industry segments.

NOVOMATIC recounts a successful PGS 2022

The local NOVOMATIC teams celebrated an excellent exhibition as well as a long awaited reunion with customers, partners and colleagues from across Latin America at this year’s Peru Gaming Show.

Gumpoldskirchen/Lima, June 23rd, 2022 – The Peru Gaming Show 2022 was an eagerly awaited opportunity for the Latin American gaming industry to gather and find out what’s new and hot in the market. And indeed, hot news were on display at the NOVOMATIC booth at Lima’s Jockey Exposition Centre: Premiering the brand new cabinet sensation DIAMOND X™ 2.32, NOVOMATIC presented an exceptionally elegant dual-screen machine with an exquisite LED silhouette against the backdrop of its black metro cabinet finish. On the PGS show floor, the DIAMOND X™ 2.32 inspired the expert audience with the new Linked Progressive multi-game NOVO LINE CASH CONNECTION™ Edition 3 with a powerful package of 13 titles.

The region’s operators were also especially excited to learn about the new IMPERA LINK™. This internationally popular Linked Jackpot multi-game comes with no less than 30 linked games and was presented in a banked package featuring the renowned FUNMASTER 2.27 cabinet as well as LED jackpot signage and spacers. Along with many other premium NOVOMATIC gaming solutions that were on display in Lima, such as various cabinets, new game-mixes and Progressives as well as the myACP casino management system, the NOVOMATIC booth also hosted a multitude of heartfelt reunions of business partners and friends as well as lively business activity.

Katty Lopez, NOVOMATIC Sales Director in Peru, said: “We are glad to have been part of this year’s PGS: The excitement of visitors and exhibitors was really evident throughout the event. We were also very happy to meet with our customers and partners in person again, after so many months.

Our new products, machines and games, were very well received – especially the IMPERA LINK™ was a total success. We are grateful for the trust that our customers place in our Company and our products, year after year and even throughout challenging times. This show was a perfect opportunity to now introduce them to the new generation of NOVOMATIC products that will help them sustainably boost their business.”

Greentube strengthens presence In Latin America following Solbet deal

VIENNA, 23rd June 2022 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, has signed a deal with Solbet that sees its content go live in Peru and Ecuador.

Solbet players in both jurisdictions have gained access to a selection of classic titles including Diamond Link™: Mighty Sevens, Lucky Lady's Charm™ Deluxe 10 and Book of Ra™ Deluxe.

In addition to Greentube’s catalogue of fan-favourites, players are also able to enjoy some of the studio’s popular new releases such as Cash Connection™ – Charming Lady, 9-Line Fortune™ and Apollo - God of The Sun™ 10 Win Ways™.

Sports betting and casino operator Solbet is part of the Dreams Group, which boasts a strong land-based and online presence in multiple regions across Latin America.

Julia Schagerl, International Key Account & Sales Manager at Greentube, said: “Latin America is a fast-paced, ever-evolving market and we’re thrilled to be a part of that by further expanding our presence with this latest partnership. We look forward to a long, successful working relationship with Solbet and we hope their players enjoy our rich and diverse game offering.”

Juan Pablo Uribe, Development Manager at Solbet, said: “Greentube is a legendary force within the iGaming industry and players across the globe know who they are and what they’re about, so naturally we’re delighted to be able to offer players in Peru and Ecuador a wide selection of their games.”

Embark on a Great American adventure with Greentube in Diamond Link™: Mighty Buffalo

VIENNA, 21st June 2022 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, is inviting players to head West into the Great Plains on an American adventure in Mighty Buffalo, the latest addition to the legendary Diamond Link™ series.

This animal-inspired, 5-reel, 25 win line title boasts an incredible array of bonus features and innovative mechanics that can see players win big cash prizes, should they be brave enough to grab this slot by the horns.

Players can trigger the Diamond Link™ feature by landing six or more diamond symbols in a single spin, transporting players into a lucrative Hold N Spin bonus featuring Wild, Sticky and Colossal Spins.

When Colossal Spins occur, the middle three reels play host to a giant symbol that has the ability to turn wilds colossal with a x2 or x3 multiplier on them.

Wild Spins see players receive one free spin in which a random number of wild symbols appear on the reels with a x2 or x3 multiplier attached to them.

The Sticky Spin feature makes this game even wilder as players are rewarded with respins where winning symbols stick on the reels until no more winning symbols are added. Every wild which is part of a win line also has a x2 or x3 multiplier on it, increasing the win potential further.

To further boost the excitement in this title, every wild during the colossal, sticky and wild spin features can multiply themselves, if they feature on the same win line.

The most impressive wins in Diamond Link™: Mighty Buffalo come by way of one of two lucrative progressive jackpots – the Major and the Grand.

Steve Cross, Director of Games Development and Operations at Greentube, said: “Our Diamond Link™ slots offering has been a great success and we are pleased to expand it further with our latest addition, Mighty Buffalo, which offers great win potential due to having higher volatility than previous Diamond Link™ titles. The buffalo theme is a tried and tested hit with players and with this title we bring visually appealing gameplay and a full range of existing elements and improved features that are sure to be popular around the world.”

NOVOMATIC Americas promotes Kathleen McLaughlin to Vice President of Corporate North American Sales and Marketing

Mount Prospect, Illinois, June 15, 2022 (Wire) – NOVOMATIC Americas announced today that Kathleen McLaughlin has been named Vice President of Corporate North American Sales and Marketing. The appointment highlights NOVOMATIC’S commitment to customer alignment, including greater support in collaborating with corporate customers to implement high-return gaming solutions on their casino floors. A member of NOVOMATIC’s Global Marketing Forum, McLaughlin
has served in various roles including Vice President of North American Marketing and Vice President of North American Product Management since December 2017 and continues to report to President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Meitzler.

As Vice President of Corporate North American Sales and Marketing, Kathleen McLaughlin will oversee the company's efforts to enhance corporate sales and focus resources on the development of corporate customer relationships, further strengthening customer sales and service initiatives throughout North America. She is responsible for NOVOMATIC Americas' National Account customers, including multi-site casino operators and other key customers with mid-to-large commercial operations. Among other initiatives, the corporate sales effort is focused on establishing multi-year partnerships and collaborative development opportunities with customers. McLaughlin’s new responsibilities reflect recently implemented initiatives aimed at refining NOVOMATIC Americas’ product plans to use its content and product development strengths.

As Vice President, North American Marketing since December 2017 and earlier as a consultant in Marketing for NOVOMATIC (beginning January 2015), McLaughlin has held the primary responsibility of Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, North America, during which time she worked closely with internal and external customers to further their understanding of the company's key product and technology initiatives. She joined NOVOMATIC officially in 2017, and before joining the company held various key license positions in marketing and operations for several world-class casino operators and vendors.


Rick Meitzler, President and Chief Executive Officer of NOVOMATIC Americas, commented, "For over five years working with NOVOMATIC Americas, Kathleen has consistently demonstrated creative leadership and success in delivering and growing our North American customer base while supporting the company's execution against strategic growth initiatives. Her ability to lead North American corporate sales and build upon the strong relationships the sales team enjoys with our customers will be vital. Kathleen will play a significant role in achievement of our financial and strategic goals, including our prioritization of resources on near-term revenue opportunities."

Kathleen McLaughlin, said, "Our customers' current product needs and plans, and our ability to respond accordingly are critical to NOVOMATIC America's growth and ultimate success. I’m pleased to work with such an accomplished sales organization and to be given the opportunity to build on the solid foundation that they have worked hard to establish. We are more engaged with our customers than ever. We have spent the last five years listening and strategically expanding our product lines, and we are now prepared to execute on business opportunities in both the near and long-term."

Greentube Expands U.S. Presence in New Jersey with BetMGM Launch

VIENNA, 8th June 2022 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, has significantly boosted its presence in the United States following its launch with BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, in New Jersey.

The expansion represents a major milestone for the organization, as the supplier looks to expand its portfolio in all key regulated markets across the U.S. since making its New Jersey debut in 2021.

Players on BetMGM Casino, Borgata Casino, and Party Casino in New Jersey now have access to top performing Greentube games, including Apollo God of the Sun™, Prized Panda™ and the Diamond Cash™ series of games which are set to be added in the coming days.

David Bolas, Commercial Director at Greentube, said: “We are thrilled to be launching with such a prominent operator as BetMGM and really appreciate the importance of this partnership as it will see our content added to their leading brands. It’s another very important step for us in the U.S. market where we have had a fantastic start and we are already preparing ourselves for our next launch in the state of Michigan.”

Oliver Bartlett, Director of Gaming at BetMGM, said: “For almost 25 years, Greentube has offered its quality, established content around the world and BetMGM’s addition of their games further shows our commitment to providing players the largest portfolio in the industry. The innovative Diamond Cash™ titles are immersive and engaging, and will surely be a hit with our player base.”

Peru Gaming Show 2022: NOVOMATIC with Product Premieres in LATAM

Peru Gaming Show in Lima is approaching fast, providing a much-coveted occasion for the entire Latin American gaming industry to find out what’s new and hot in the market. NOVOMATIC will participate with a broad selection of premium gaming technology and solutions – as well as with the entire LATAM team live at the show.

Gumpoldskirchen, June 2nd, 2022 – On June 15 and 16, the Latin American gaming industry will gather at the Peru Gaming Show (PGS) in Lima’s Jockey Exposition Centre. NOVOMATIC will welcome all show visitors, entrance left at booth no. 71, with hot best sellers, top-performing must haves and an X-citing Latin American premiere.


The brand new DIAMOND X™ 2.32 will be shown publicly for the first time outside Europe. Launched in March 2022, this exciting new cabinet introduces fresh style and crisp game presentation for every casino floor. The DIAMOND X™ 2.32 is an exceptionally elegant dual-screen machine characterized by its black metro finish and exquisite LED silhouette – ready for all demands of the modern gaming floor with premium components, easy integration of player tracking systems and full compatibility with standard protocols.


Latin American operators and their guests will quickly recognize the new cabinet’s intriguing visual highlights such as the new grill on the front door panel as well as the indirect silhouette lighting concept, featuring LEDs for the intelligent game-synched colour effects. Main monitor features are two large 32” full HD game screens with PCAP touch on the bottom screen plus a sophisticated, integrated topper that blends in perfectly with the machine to cater for enhanced Progressives support and high visibility on the gaming floor. The standard player interface is a straightforward button deck, whereas the discerning operator can optionally specify a 15.6” TouchDeck™ player interface that is complemented by two extra-large physical buttons for familiar reel spin haptics.


On the show floor in Lima, the DIAMOND X™ 2.32 will showcase the new Progressive multi-game
NOVO LINE CASH CONNECTION™ Edition 3, featuring 13 titles encompassing powerful pharaohs and emperors, mighty magi and brave conquerors as well as rich fruit games. Every game in this sophisticated selection of player favourites comes with a LOCK 'N' WIN jackpot feature that thrills players with instant prizes, Bonus awards and more and more chances for the big jackpot wins.


Another highlight for the region is the IMPERA LINK™ in the renowned FUNMASTER 2.27 cabinet.
This highly popular Linked Jackpot multi-game comes with no less than 30 linked games, including six new titles as well as many popular favourites.


The PANTHERA™ cabinet series will not fail to show in Lima: PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 with the
LUCKY TWIST™ Link as well as NOVO LINE™ Interactive Concurve Edition 5 and PANTHERA™
2.27 with NOVO LINE™ Interactive Editions X1 and X2 as well as the US highlight MONEY PARTY™ Link. The NOVOMATIC offer for the more cost-conscious segment will present budget-friendly options such as the GAMINATOR® Scorpion 2.24 featuring the Impera-Line HD™ Edition 6 or the NOVOSTAR® SL 2.27 with The Legend Gaminator® Edition 2T. Systems specialists will also demonstrate the powerful functionalities of the myACP Casino Management System live at the show and explain the multiple benefits of this modular solution.


Katty Lopez, NOVOMATIC Sales Director in Peru, said: “The gaming market in our country was
entirely closed for more than one year due to COVID-19. After a slow return to the new normality, this show is now a very important event. The entire NOVOMATIC LATAM team will be in Lima, not only for the show but also for our internal product meeting. But knowing that we will receive visitors from across Peru as well as from other Latin American countries, we will have all sales contacts on site and we will have an exciting array of hot products to show.”


Max Bauer, NOVOMATIC Vice President Latin America & Caribbean, adds: “PGS is important not
only for us but also for the entire industry. Once again, this show will be a good stage to show our
premium products, thus consolidating our commitment to drive our industry forward developing products that are up to the precise needs of our customers.”

Greentube Extends Italian Presence with Eurobet Partnership

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Gaming and Entertainment division, has bolstered its position as a leading supplier of online content in Italy after agreeing to a partnership with Eurobet.

Players of the well-established Entain-owned operator will gain access to a whole host of Greentube’s top performing games in the region including classic slots Book of Ra™, Lucky Lady’s Charm™ and Dolphin’s Pearl™ deluxe.

The leading brand will also be able to enjoy newer Greentube titles including the ever-popular Diamond Link™ and Cash Connection™ series of slots.

Italy has long been a key market for Greentube, with key acquisitions in the region recently including Capecod and Admiral Sport. The Eurobet partnership looks to continue to grow its market penetration, whilst also furthering the relationship with Entain Gaming Group.

David Bolas, Commercial Director at Greentube UK, said: “This is another very important step that Greentube has taken in strengthening its position as one of the top content providers in Italy.

“Supporting a key partner in the Entain Gaming Group via its Eurobet brand is crucial to Greentube’s wider European content strategy in regulated markets.”

Alfredo Melloni, Head of Gaming at Eurobet, said: “We’ve cultivated a fantastic relationship with Greentube and we’re absolutely delighted to be able to offer a selection of their top games to our growing play base.”

NOVOMATIC: Official Sponsor of Belgrade Future Gaming 2022

On May 31 and June 1, Belgrade will turn into Europe’s capital city of gaming, as the Belgrade Future Gaming (BFG) 2022 show welcomes key industry manufacturers, suppliers and industry
professionals for two days of business and networking. NOVOMATIC will participate as the official main sponsor of the event and with a major floor presence on booth number C2/C3 together with FAZI and the comprehensive offer of AdmiralBet.

Gumpoldskirchen, May 25th, 2022 – Visitors to the booth will experience the world’s first public
staging of NOVOMATIC’s brand new DIAMOND X™ 2.32 multi-screen cabinet. Launched in March
2022, this exciting new cabinet introduces fresh style and crisp game presentation for every casino floor. The DIAMOND X™ 2.32 is an exceptionally elegant dual-screen machine characterized by its black metro finish and exquisite LED silhouette – ready for all demands of the modern gaming floor with premium components, easy integration of player tracking systems and full compatibility with standard protocols.

At the BFG, the DIAMOND X™ 2.32 will showcase the new multi-game NOVO LINE™ Interactive
Edition X3 with 40 titles encompassing the complete NOVOMATIC gaming classics as well as a
premium selection of new stars and popular fruit game titles. Another highlight for the SEE region is the IMPERA LINK™ in a marvellous Black Edition package with the renowned FUNMASTER 2.27
cabinet as well as complete signage. This highly popular Linked Jackpot multi-game comes with no less than 30 linked games, including six new titles as well as many popular favourites.

The proven PANTHERA™ 2.27 cabinet will highlight the latest Linked Progressive multi-games: NOVO LINE™ CASH CONNECTION™ Edition 2 with 6 LOCK ’N’ WIN titles and the Superia CASH CONNECTION™ Volume 1, featuring Pharaohs, fruits, Asian charms and classics plus a bit of the luck of the Irish in another exciting multi-game package. Further NOVOMATIC highlights at the show will be the regional best-seller IMPERATOR® 3.24 featuring the Impera-Line HD™ Edition 7 as well as the new Upgrade Package for the FV610 including an LED upgrade for the cabinet plus the new game mix NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X3.

AdmiralBet will also be at the show – the powerful brand continues to grow in Serbia with its constantly expanding network of betting shops providing a unique offering, the best odds and a wide range of premium entertainment.

Miloš Peji?, NOVOMATIC Regional Manager SEE, said: “For 2022, BFG will remain the region’s
only gaming show with NOVOMATIC participation, which is why it is all the more of an important
event for us. We are looking forward to finally being able to welcome our customers in person and on our booth again after two years of trade show absence – and I am definitely convinced that the product presentation that we are preparing will be very well received.”

Greentube release A Fistful of Wilds™ the wildest Western adventure yet

VIENNA, 24th May 2022 - Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, is inviting the slickest slot-spinners in the west to don their ponchos and saddle up for the wildest adventure yet in A Fistful of Wilds™.

The 5-reel, 30 payline slot boasts a show-stopping Trail and Wins feature that sees every winning cascade light up trail positions above the reels. When the trail reaches a ‘wanted poster’ icon, either a unique modifier or a Free Spins bonus is triggered.

In addition to its Free Spins bonus, A Fistful of Wilds™ also boasts four unique modifiers that can boost the bankroll of any player lucky enough to trigger one. These modifiers are Wild Shot, Wild Whip, Wild Dream and Wild Dynamite.

Wild Shot and Wild Whip both see a number of wild symbols added to the reels at random during a single game round and once they are added, wins are paid out to the player.

Wild Dream sees a symbol appear in a thought bubble above the Cowboy character’s head at the side of the game screen, if a matching symbol appears on the reels at the same time they will automatically turn into wilds. Finally, the Wild Dynamite modifier sees the Cowboy throw a stick of dynamite at the game reels which explodes, leaving a Colossal Wild in its wake.

Markus Antl, Head of Sales and Key Account Management at Greentube, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to announce the release of A Fistful of Wilds™. There’s been a handful of truly iconic Wild West-inspired slots in the past few years, and we think this release has all of the elements to be considered amongst the very best of them.

“With a lucrative Free Spins feature and four very promising modifiers that can really change the course of gameplay, we’re very confident this game will be a resounding success with players.”

Greentube Launches Content with Major Operator Partner PokerStars

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Gaming and Entertainment division, has taken its content live with PokerStars, one of the largest and most successful operators in Europe.

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Gaming and Entertainment division, has taken its content live with PokerStars, one of the largest and most successful operators in Europe.

The launch has taken place initially in Italy, to be followed by other major markets on the continent including the UK, Denmark, Spain, Greece and Romania. A selection of the supplier’s top-performing titles is now available to PokerStars’ Italian customers, including Book of Ra™, Dolphin’s Pearl™ deluxe and Lucky Lady’s Charm™.

The new, long-term partnership with PokerStars represents a major deal for Greentube, with the ultimate goal for the supplier being to roll out its premium, localised content with the tier-one operator in multiple regulated European markets.

The PokerStars launch follows a period of strong growth for Greentube, with the supplier entering new markets in Europe, North America, Africa and LatAm.

David Bolas Commercial Director at Greentube UK, said: “This is our first market launch with PokerStars and it’s a thrill to be able to announce our debut with one of the biggest names in the iGaming world. Its success in resonating with players across multiple markets enables us to significantly increase the reach of our content, initially in Italy before hitting other territories across Europe. I believe this is only the start of what will be a long and mutually successful partnership.”

Playson to Supply Online Games to Novomatic's Admiral Croatia

Playson, the fast-growing digital entertainment supplier, has agreed to supply its successful range of slots to Novomatic's Admiral Croatia.

Part of the Admiral Group, the online casino is one of the most prominent operators in the Republic of Croatia. The company currently operates more than 90 slot machine branches, two casinos and 58 bookmakers.

As part of the deal, Playson will supply its wide range of casino games to the operator’s online platform. This includes popular titles such as The Fruit Megaways™, Eagle Power: Hold and Win and 9 Happy Pharaohs.

This latest partnership reinforces Playson’s position in the Croatian market, with its range of games now live with ten of the country’s leading online casino operators.

Blanka Homor, Sales Director at Playson said: “We are thoroughly pleased to announce this deal with Admiral Croatia, a leading player in the country’s online casino market.

“This agreement means that our content can be found at the ten most popular online operators in Croatia, which is great news for fans of our slots in the country, as well as our efforts to extend our foothold in this important region.”

NOVOMATIC Americas Announces Multi-Year Distribution Agreement with Canadian Distributor, R2 Gaming

NOVOMATIC Americas and R2 Gaming, Inc., with its corporate seat in Burlington, Ontario, have agreed to a multi-year distribution agreement. The agreement allows both parties to benefit from each other’s experience and reach to expand across North America and all regulated Canadian markets.


Chicago, April 18th, 2022 – R2 Gaming Inc. will make available NOVOMATIC Americas' full suite
of casino products throughout Canada. It includes its portfolio of popular slots like the MONEY
PARTY™ Link, Novo Unity™ II electronic table games, NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ sports betting
and player redemption kiosks.

NOVOMATIC Americas' most successful game content will be prominently featured on the popular
PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43, the V.I.P. LOUNGE™ Curve 1.43, the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. Royal 2.65,
and other established NOVOMATIC hardware platforms.

"We are pleased to add one of Canada's top distributors as our partner," said Rick Meitzler,
President and CEO of NOVOMATIC Americas. This collaboration offers us tremendous potential
in all of their markets. Our ambitions are aligned in growing the business and expanding our retail
presence in Canada. R2 Gaming Inc. and NOVOMATIC Americas together are a powerful combination. With strong relationships and an accomplished team, combined with NOVOMATIC Americas' diverse product portfolio, we welcome the opportunities to grow together. We're excited to explore the possibilities that lie ahead with R2 Gaming Inc. and look forward to providing the Canadian player base with the exceptional entertainment experiences that we are known for around the globe."

R2 Gaming Inc., (R2) Co-Founders Rocco DiPaola and Ravi Sharma said: “We are very excited about this strategic partnership. Combining NOVOMATIC Americas’ world-renowned products with R2’s customer service and support model will positively impact operators. The partnership will significantly increase NOVOMATIC Americas’ presence within the regulated Canadian markets and provide customers access to NOVOMATIC Americas’ rich portfolio of products. With both companies having a customer-centric philosophy, we look forward to a long, mutually beneficial partnership.”

Grand Casino Basel takes Greentube content live through online brand GOLDEN GRAND in Switzerland

Customers of the leading operator’s online GOLDEN GRAND brand can now enjoy a range of classic Greentube and blue chip NOVOMATIC titles, including Book of Ra™ deluxeLucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe and Super Cherry 5000, a proven hit with Swiss players.

In the three years since Greentube made its debut in Switzerland, the supplier has signed a multitude of operator partnership deals to lead the way in a sector that has been characterised by strong growth in recent years.

GOLDEN GRAND provides Swiss players with a wide range of gaming verticals and has established itself as a leading online presence in the regulated market.

Lisa Sandner, Greentube’s Sales & Key Account Manager for Switzerland, said: “This deal is the latest example of our leading presence in what has become one of our main markets. I am both excited and happy to see this latest partnership, which shows the growing trust in our products across Switzerland. Grand Casino Basel is a highly regarded operator in the market and we look forward to a long and successful alliance.”

Adrian Schiesser, Divisional Director of GOLDEN GRAND, said: “Greentube’s knowledge of the Swiss market ensures that the content they roll out into the market is designed to engage very strongly with the country’s players. To get this renowned supplier’s games on our online casino platform is a great boost as we seek to expand our online presence by introducing the most sought-after content to our players.”

Cash Connection™ – Dolphin’s Pearl™ Launching Today

It’s time to take a deep breath because Greentube’s Home of Games has been transformed into an underwater slot paradise through the arrival of the exciting new online casino game, Cash Connection™ – Dolphin’s Pearl™! This classic slot has been given a new set of shiny fins thanks to the addition of the exciting Cash Connection™ features and is now available for all B2B partners!

Cash Connection™ – Dolphin’s Pearl™ takes players deep into the depths of the ocean where fabulous treasures await to be discovered across 5 reels and 10 win lines, with the chance for players to win 9,000 times their bet if five Dolphin symbols land on a win line!

The Lock & Spin feature makes standing in the splash zone even more rewarding! 6 or more Pearl symbols on the reels trigger this feature that offers players the chance to win one of FOUR fantastic jackpots, including the GRAND JACKPOT!

Dive into Cash Connection™ – Dolphin’s Pearl™ and spin the reels today!

Greentube strengthens partnership with Betsson to debut in Argentina

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has taken its content live with Betsson in Argentina, further strengthening the successful partnership with the leading operator.

The launch marks Greentube’s debut in the regulated region of Buenos Aires City with a selection of the supplier’s best performing titles now available to Betsson’s customers in the area, including Lucky Lady’s Charm™Sizzling Hot™, Book of Ra™ deluxe and Star Supreme™. Content from Greentube’s bingo offering has also gone live, with the vertical being extremely popular with local players.

Greentube and Betsson are long-standing partners across numerous markets, and the recent expansion will see the relationship further strengthened.

The launch with Betsson in Argentina follows a period of strong global growth for Greentube with the supplier entering several new markets in 2021 across Europe, North America, Africa and LatAm. The supplier’s content has been performing strongly in LatAm regions including Paraguay and Colombia where, as in Argentina, players are familiar with Greentube’s titles from land-based casino venues.

Lisa Sandner, Sales & Key Account Manager for Argentina at Greentube, said: “It is very exciting for us to introduce our content in Argentina and we are thrilled to make our market debut together with our trusted partner Betsson. Going live in Buenos Aires is an important part of expanding our presence in LatAm where we have already gained a lot of traction and the local audience has embraced our content. We can’t wait to see how our popular titles are received by local online players in the region.”

Laura Peretta, Supplier Relations Manager at Betsson, said: “From our existing partnership we know that our customers enjoy playing Greentube’s premium content and we are very happy to be the first operator to launch their games in Argentina. This is a very exciting region for iGaming and we are dedicated to offering players the best experience. With Greentube’s content we significantly increase our offering in the country.”

Greentube Alderney’s Admiral Casino achieves safer gambling accreditation

The Advanced Level 2 accreditation from the leading UK gambling charity has been secured by Admiral Casino following an independent quality assessment of the measures it has put in place to protect players.

The assessment process included an extensive review of all safer gambling policies and processes, in addition to detailed customer case reviews and key staff interviews.

Achieving this accreditation is evidence of the hard work of Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, in minimising gambling harms. Going forward, Greentube will continue to build on the high standard of safer gambling processes it has in place and aims to achieve promotion to the top-level Advanced Level 3 accreditation in the near future.

Greentube’s Head of UK Compliance Adam Mason said: “We are extremely proud of everyone at Admiral Casino, especially the Player Protection Team, who work extremely hard to keep our customers safe and minimise gambling-related harm.”

Richard Poole, Director of UK Brands at Greentube Alderney, said: “We have made significant investment in both people and technology to ensure gambling with Admiral Casino is as safe as possible. Achieving this accreditation is confirmation of the improvements we have made and will continue to make in the future.”

A GamCare spokesperson said: “It was clear from the assessment that Greentube Alderney Ltd has undertaken a significant amount of work in improving its approach to safer gambling.”

Greentube links up with Grand Casino Bern’s online brand 7 Melons

VIENNA, 9th March 2022 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has bolstered its leading presence in Switzerland by taking its content live with Grand Casino Bern’s online brand 7 melons.

The operator’s online customers now have access to new Greentube titles including Dolphin's Pearl™ deluxe 10 as well as a selection of classic games proven to resonate with Swiss players, including Book of Ra™ deluxeLucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe and Super Cherry 5000.

The new partnership provides a further illustration of Greentube’s leading presence in the Swiss online sector, with a multitude of operator deals being signed following the supplier’s debut in the market three years ago.

Switzerland’s online gaming market has experienced healthy growth in recent years, with Greentube supporting the launch of several new operators in what has quickly become a key territory for the company.

Grand Casino Bern’s online brand 7 Melons (7melons.ch) was recently relaunched to provide its largest ever selection of games from the market’s leading suppliers.

Lisa Sandner, Greentube's Sales & Key Account Manager for Switzerland, said: “This is a highly significant deal that once again cements our reputation as one of Switzerland’s leading game providers.

“Grand Casino Bern is rightly renowned for its high-quality entertainment and the online brand 7 Melons certainly replicates that level of class within a vibrant online setting. We are looking forward to providing players with our freshest content going forward, as well as with those titles that Swiss players already know and love.”

Ludwig Nehls, CEO at Grand Casino Bern, said: “Our mission with 7 Melons is to provide the most premium gaming experience possible and this new alliance with Greentube is an important step within that mission. In building on the brand reputation of Grand Casino Bern and to grow within Switzerland, we must embrace the best suppliers in the online gaming industry and with a catalogue full of hugely entertaining slots, we know our players will be grateful for the addition of Greentube’s portfolio.”

DIAMOND X™ – NOVOMATIC presents Gaming beyond X-pectations

NOVOMATIC launches a brand new upright cabinet for the international casino markets: The new DIAMOND X™ 2.32 is all set to introduce an exceptional, fresh style and crisp game presentation on the casino floor.

Gumpoldskirchen, March 8th, 2022 – Can a cabinet tick all the boxes? Captivating design, incorporating a black metro finish contrasted by a dynamic LED lighting concept that creates a visually enclosed framework for the crisp presentation of game content. All that meets ergonomic exterior design, comprising all the best angles plus ample foot space. The DIAMOND X™ 2.32 presents an exceptional accomplishment in cabinet design, presented by NOVOMATIC for brilliant performance and suitably complementing NOVOMATIC’s market-leading portfolio of games.

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The new cabinet’s most intriguing visual elements are certainly the facelift of the grill on the front door panel as well as the indirect silhouette lighting concept, featuring LEDs for the intelligent game synched colour effects. Main monitor features are two large 32” full HD game screens with PCAP touch on the bottom screen plus a sophisticated, integrated topper that blends in perfectly with the machine to cater for enhanced Progressives support and high visibility on the gaming floor. The standard player interface signals a return to a purist approach with a straightforward button deck. The discerning operator can optionally choose to specify a flush 15.6” TouchDeck™ player interface that is complemented by two extra-large physical buttons for familiar reel spin haptics.

Player convenience is further catered for by maximized ergonomics with an XL footwell, an optional USB charger and an integrated high-performance sound system. Floor staff will value the maintenance-friendly door concept that grants excellent access to the key components.

The DIAMOND X™ 2.32 is an exceptionally elegant dual-screen machine characterized by its black metro finish and exquisite LED silhouette – ready for all demands of the modern gaming floor with premium components, easy integration of player tracking systems and full compatibility with standard protocols.

Jakob Rothwangl, VP Global Sales NOVOMATIC AG, said: “The DIAMOND X™ 2.32 is definitely a statement. It perfectly exemplifies our very focused approach for 2022: future-focused, businessoriented and committed to our customers’ demands. This cabinet is the product of intensive R&D efforts, meticulous discussions with customers, distributors and regional units as well as in depth research of market requirements – all with the one purpose to create a future generation gaming cabinet that sets the new standard for what is yet to come. We aimed high, but what our engineers came up with, was even beyond our expectations.”

Casinò di Campione reopens with brand new NOVOMATIC offering

Since January 26th, the reopened Casinò Campione welcomes its guests with a state-of-the-art NOVOMATIC gaming offering integrated in its gaming floors. The sophisticated choice of leading best sellers and top-performing gaming technology solutions will help the casino to successfully master its recovery.

Gumpoldskirchen, March 2nd, 2022 – Located in the Italian exclave of Campione d’Italia in Switzerland, Casinò Campione is one of just four Italian casinos and ranks among the largest in Europe. It was originally opened in 1917 and in 2007 moved to the famous futuristic building complex on the shores of Lake Lugano that was especially designed by architect Mario Botta.

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The relationship between the Casinò Campione and NOVOMATIC dates back many years and is based on top-quality products, first-rate customer support, and a partnership of mutual trust. NOVOMATIC gaming equipment has always proven extremely popular with the casino’s discerning guests. Hence, the casino management decided to make sure that the reopened Casinò Campione also presents a state-of-the-art NOVOMATIC gaming offering that will help the casino to successfully master its recovery.

The gaming offer at the new Casinò Campione clearly follows the casino slogan: “The next fun”. Gaming entertainment deluxe, as well as events and dining create a luxury offer for discerning guests from the region and from abroad. On the live gaming floors, a broad selection of live games guarantees hours of traditional casino entertainment and on the first and second floor, the Casinò Campione offers a broad choice of electronic games, comprising a wide selection of video slots as well as electronic Roulette terminals, spiced up with numerous Progressives and Mystery Jackpots.

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The new machine park includes, amongst others, the internationally best-selling PANTHERATM cabinets with popular Linked Progressive content such as the NOVO LINETM CASH CONNECTIONTM Edition 2, Superia CASH CONNECTIONTM Volume 1 and the XTENSION LinkTM as well as the evergreen SUPER-V+ GAMINATOR® with the new Gaminator® MY CASH Edition 1 as a Standalone Progressive offer. A number of V.I.P. LoungeTM 2.32 cabinets present the multi- game Impera-Line HDTM Edition 7 as well as the brand new IMPERA LinkTM, while the internationally proven NOVOSTAR® SL 3.24 slant tops offer popular selections of games in the NOVO LINETM Interactive Edition X2 and the Gaminator® Legend Edition 2. Moreover, the luxurious set-ups NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. Royal 2.65 and NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 have been integrated in the casino floor, offering players lavish comfort in their V.I.P. chairs while they enjoy titles in the Impera-Line HDTM Edition 7 or Magic Games HD.

The casino was also equipped with the NBS Casino Management System, including floor management, accounting and reporting routines as well as customer-facing ATMs and promo towers. This state-of-the-art solution adheres to regulatory requirements, grants maximum privacy and comfort for the guest and enables the operator to run all processes smoothly via a centralized and modern system. In line with the slogan “All in one Touch”, it was also implemented in the entrance area for customer management and access control in accordance with the highest Responsible Gaming standards, supported by biometrically operated fingerprint and face recognition.

The NOVOMATIC Interior Design Solutions (IDS) department redesigned the reception according to customer requirements and with the prerequisite to integrate the access control. The design of the new reception is based on a sophisticated modular concept including elegant interior design elements, indirect lighting and an intriguing five meters long chandelier made of hand-blown glass balls.

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Marco Ambrosini, CEO of the Casinò Campione, said: “In spite of the pandemic situation and despite the adversity of the abrupt closure in 2018, the Casino of Campione d’Italia has now exceeded all expectations with an exciting restart. All the huge structures for the re-opening were renewed, the entire logistics organized and the machine park installed in time for the new season. With NOVOMATIC, we had a strong partner at our side: structured, competent and with decades of experience in the sector as well as with the ability to support the immense mechanism of a casino with 1,500 customers a day. By bringing their technicians and engineers to collaborate with our historic team, updating and supporting it, NOVOMATIC assisted us to upgrade the casino offer to the latest standards.”

Franco Rota, President NOVOMATIC Italia, said: “Casinò Campione is a customer with whom we have maintained a long-term business relationship that we are very proud of. Therefore, we are also delighted to be a partner of choice for the casino’s reopening. We congratulate the Casinò Campione on their successful new start, of course hoping that our excellent business relationship will last for many more years of mutual success.”

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The NOVOMATIC AG Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs around 21,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 45 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to about 90 countries. The Group operates around 214,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 1,900 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.
Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC AG Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land-based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services. Find out more at www.novomatic.com

For more information please contact:
Andrea Lehner
Product Marketing & PR NOVOMATIC AG
Mobile: +43 664 40 66 721 Office: +43 2252 606 626 alehner@novomatic.com

Greentube Bolsters Italy Presence Through Admiral Sport Acquisition

Admiral Sport offers a betting and casino site in Italy under the AdmiralYes brand and has been operated by NOVOMATIC Italia since 2012. In addition, the company runs a retail network of more than 100 sports betting locations in the country.

The acquisition comes just months after Greentube announced the takeover of experienced Italian developer Capecod Solutions and will see it further expand its footprint in this established gambling market through synergies with the land-based sector.

The takeover from NOVOMATIC Italia focuses the Group’s activities in the country with all local online business now operated by Greentube. AdmiralYes will be the second B2C brand operated by Greentube in the country, with the Starvegas site being live since 2012.

Italy has long been a key market for Greentube and this latest acquisition is testament to the company’s commitment to the market.

Markus Buechele, CEO of NOVOMATIC Italia, said: “Admiral Sport is a strong brand in the Italian market, both online and in retail, and we are very pleased with how the business has evolved over the years. With online continuing to grow strongly, under the umbrella of Greentube, Admiral Sport is best positioned to accelerate its business development and increase its market-share”.

Ronald van den Brink, CCO at Greentube, said: “We are thrilled to complete our second acquisition in Italy in a short space of time to further strengthen our position in the market. Admiral Sport is a renowned and trusted Italian player and through this takeover we will double our market share, giving us a better foundation to develop our future activities in the country. Italy is one of the most important regulated markets for online gaming and we see great potential to further grow the business over the next few years.”

Greentube’s Apollo God of the Sun™ 10 Win Ways offers scorching slot fun

VIENNA, 22nd February 2022 - Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has released its red-hot new title Apollo God of the Sun™ 10 Win Ways™, an action-packed update on the hit original that allows players to dive right into the Free Spins Bonus in certain markets.

Apollo returns bigger and better than ever in this epic title which transports players back to ancient Greece for some divine win potential. Played on 10 reels across two-reel sets, the game is packed with features along with Greentube’s exciting new 10 Win Ways™ mechanic which can trigger scorching prizes for lucky players.

10 Win Ways™ sees symbols on both sets of reels change size on every single spin, potentially unlocking up to 251,957 win lines in total. In addition, whenever matching symbols appear they explode, allowing for new ones to tumble into place leading to larger than life wins for lucky players.

If special sun wild symbols land on the first reel set at any time during base gameplay or Free Spins Bonus, they will substitute for all symbols except scatters. The symbol will also automatically transfer onto to the corresponding reel on the second reel set. Sun wilds symbols can also land single, double or triple stacked.

In selected markets, the game offers players the exciting opportunity of instantly triggering the feature via the Buy Bonus feature for 100x their total bet, guaranteeing they get closer to touching the sun. The Free Spins Bonus can also be triggered by landing 3 or more bonus scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Three symbols award 8 free spins, 4 symbols award 12 free spins and 5 or more symbols awards 20 free spins.

During the feature an increasing win multiplier comes into play. If three or more scatter symbols land on either reel set at any time during the bonus then players will receive a minimum of eight more free spins, all while the win multiplier continues to increase.

Markus Antl, Head of Sales and Key Account Management at Greentube, said: “In our newest edition of Apollo God of the Sun, we combined a very successful game theme with even more successful and rewarding game mechanics.

“With our new 10 Win Ways™ mechanic, coupled with the Buy Bonus feature which allows players to shortcut into the bonus round in certain markets, Apollo God of the Sun™ 10 Win Ways™ offers thrilling slot entertainment, and we are very excited about this addition to our growing portfolio.”

Greentube boosts Swiss presence following Casino Barrière Montreux partnership deal

VIENNA, 17th February 2022 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has further bolstered its position as a leading supplier in Switzerland after taking its content live with Casino Barrière Montreux’s online brand GAMRFIRST.

The operator’s online customers now have access to a selection of classic Greentube titles including Book of Ra™ deluxe, Lucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe and Super Cherry 5000, a favourite with Swiss players.

This partnership sees Greentube continue to lead the way in the Swiss online sector, having signed partnership deals with multiple operators since making its market debut in 2019.

The Swiss online market has shown strong growth over the last few years with new operators gaining licenses and has become a core territory for Greentube.

Casino Barrière Montreux only recently launched its online brand GAMRFIRST in Switzerland and offers a premium gaming experience with games from the leading suppliers in the market.

Lisa Sandner, Greentube's Sales & Key Account Manager for Switzerland, said: “This deal marks another important step for Greentube, strengthening our presence in what has quickly become one of our main markets. I’m absolutely delighted to see this partnership with Casino Barrière Montreux through and to be part of GAMRFIRST’s journey from the very beginning. We look forward to working together to bring premium entertainment to their customers across Switzerland.”

Jérôme Colin, General Manager of Casino Barrière Montreux, said: "The launch of our online casino site GAMRFIRST is the culmination of a committed collaboration between the teams at Casino Barrière Montreux and the Barrière headquarters. With GAMRFIRST, our strong ambition is to offer our clients a unique gaming experience based on the high standards of the Barrière Group, thus positioning the brand as one of the main references in the Swiss market.”

Patrick Ballestraz, Head of Online of GAMRFIRST.ch, said. “As we launch our online brand, we want to ensure we provide our customers the same experience they are accustomed to from our casino floor and by featuring Greentube’s content we will hit the ground running by offering some of the most iconic and popular titles on the market. Greentube is amongst the premier online slot providers in the iGaming sector today, so it makes total sense for us to attempt to replicate the success of their land-based games on our online platform.”

Greentube expands presence in Baltic states as Betsson launches Russian language site

Betsson Group’s Betsafe brand, which has been offering Greentube’s most popular titles across its brands since 2017, has now added Russian language sites to attract further players in LithuaniaLatvia and Estonia.

In addition, Greentube slots are also available on SuperCasino.ee, a new Pay N Play casino for Estonian players that was launched to supplement Betsafe in August 2021.

The expansion will see classic slots such as Lucky Lady’s Charm™Sizzling Hot™ and Book of Ra, as well as a host of other new and memorable titles localised for Lithuania’s Russian-speaking population.

Lisa Sandner, Sales & Key Account Manager at Greentube said: “We’re thrilled to see our varied portfolio of iconic online slots reach players across Lithuania and the rest of the Baltic states. The Greentube brand is synonymous with quality and it’s a real joy to be able to introduce new players to everything we have to offer.”

Kaido Ulejev, Commercial Director CEECA of Betsson Group: “Everyone knows just how popular Greentube slots have become over the years. They’re not only a trusted, well-established international brand, but their slots are instantly recognisable and can be considered firm fan favourites.

“It was incredibly important to us that we launched our latest Russian language site for Lithuanian users with the very best games available, and we consider Greentube’s titles to be amongst them.”

Greentube goes live in the Netherlands with Play North’s online brand Batavia Casino

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has taken its dynamic games catalogue live with Play North’s new casino brand Batavia Casino in the regulated Dutch market.

Batavia Casino customers can now enjoy titles from a comprehensive portfolio, which includes an array of top-performing Dutch Classics such as Random RunnerRandom Runner 15 and Mega Slam Casino, along with classic NOVOMATIC titles such as Book of Ra™ deluxeAlways Hot™Dolphin’s Pearl™ and many more.

The successful integration took place through the platform of Greentube’s long-term partner Finnplay, with the go-live following the opening of the newly regulated Dutch market on 1st October 2021.

As part of the first batch of licence holders in the Netherlands, Play North’s Batavia Casino was created with the aim of providing a truly Dutch casino experience and has quickly established itself as a favourite among the country’s players. Greentube is able to offer its games through a Dutch supplier licence, which includes all requisite game certifications.

Andy Duschek, Sales and Key Account Manager for the Netherlands at Greentube, said: “We have already seen great results from our initial activity within the newly regulated market in the Netherlands and players have responded well to the wealth of content we have provided.

“This deal to take games live with Play North is a perfect next step, given that its Batavia Casino brand has been carefully designed to offer a gaming experience that can be enjoyed by Dutch players from a wide range of demographics.”

Krista Kuusijärvi, Brand Operations Manager at Play North, said: “Batavia Casino provides a safe, secure and highly entertaining environment for players in the Netherlands to enjoy a huge range of engaging titles.

“Greentube’s combination of new and classic titles offers a fantastic mix for our customers and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with one of the industry’s biggest names.”

Greentube Gains Michigan Licence to Foster Further US Expansion

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has received its Michigan state licence which will see the supplier further expand its footprint in the emerging US market.

The new supplier licence marks Greentube’s second in the US after making its long-awaited US entry in New Jersey last year. Greentube is now set to partner with operators in the Great Lake State where online gambling has been operational since January 2021.

Games from Greentube’s extensive portfolio including Diamond Cash™: Mighty ElephantDiamond Cash™: Mighty Sevens and Diamond Cash™: Oasis Riches, as well as other titles developed specifically for US players will imminently be available in the market.

Recently released numbers by the Michigan Gaming Control Board showed that online casino gaming generated $1.1bn in revenue in the first year of operation while internet sports betting produced $292.2m, highlighting the great potential and opportunities for Greentube entering the state.

The US will be an important focus for Greentube over the next few years with the supplier also preparing future launches in Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO at Greentube, said: “Gaining our second US licence is a milestone achievement for us and expanding into Michigan is an important step in our growth strategy in North America. The US market is one with huge potential and one that we will greatly focus on to position ourselves as a leading provider of online casino content that will appeal to local players. We look forward to partnering with operators in Michigan and to introduce our first-class content portfolio to a new audience.”

NOVOMATIC Withdraws From Participation at ICE 2022

After numerous cancellations by major international show exhibitors and due to the ongoing challenging situation created by COVID in the UK and across Europe, the NOVOMATIC AG Group as the largest show exhibitor has taken the decision to withdraw from the planned participation at ICE 2022.

Gumpoldskirchen, January 27, 2022 – The NOVOMATIC Executive Board has not taken this decision lightly. Following the recent weeks’ uncertainties and after detailed analysis and risk assessment, the decision has been taken to withdraw from ICE 2022 for various reasons.

A multitude of adverse aspects – including the pandemic, logistical challenges and, last but not least, the unfavourable and unavoidable alternative date – have culminated in a situation in which participating in the show is no longer viable. The situation remains difficult to assess, due to the pandemic creating conditions that continue to prevent safe travel as well as a safe stay and participation at this gaming show – circumstances that have ultimately led to several cancellations by leading show exhibitors and participants. NOVOMATIC considers the health of its employees as well as customers and partners a top priority and has therefore decided to take this unfortunate but measured and considered step.

ICE is a key trade show for the entire gaming industry and NOVOMATIC hopes that the successful cooperation can be continued under more favourable conditions in 2023.

Greentube partners with Rush Street Interactive to launch games on PlaySugarHouse in New Jersey

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has partnered with Rush Street Interactive (NYSE: RSI) (“RSI”), a U.S. based gaming company, to take its content live in New Jersey on PlaySugarHouse.com.

Rush Street’s customers are now able to play a selection of Greentube’s most iconic slot releases, as well as more recent content, including titles from its popular Diamond Cash™ series – Diamond Cash™: Mighty Elephant, Diamond Cash™: Mighty Sevens and Diamond Cash™: Mighty Santa.

Other slots now available on the PlaySugarHouse online gaming site include the supplier’s high-performing land-based games Apollo God of the Sun™ and Prized Panda™.

Founded in 2012, Rush Street Interactive is a market leader in online casino and sports betting in the U.S. and Latin America.  RSI is currently live with real-money mobile, online operations in twelve U.S. states: Pennsylvania, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Michigan, Indiana, Virginia, Colorado, Iowa, West Virginia and Arizona. RSI is also active internationally, where the company offers its online casino and sportsbook in the regulated gaming market of Colombia on RushBet.co.

The partnership with leading operator Rush Street Interactive is a key part of Greentube’s future growth trajectory in the U.S.

Markus Antl, Head of Sales and Key Account Management at Greentube, said: “We are excited to go live with Rush Street Interactive in New Jersey. This is a big milestone for our long-term partnership with RSI and it’s exciting to bring our top performing and market proven game content, like the Diamond Cash Series, to players in the U.S.”

Richard Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer at RSI, said: “We’re delighted to have partnered with Greentube to bring these top quality and popular slot games to our players. We’re confident our customers will thoroughly enjoy the fantastic portfolio of games Greentube has to offer, and we look forward to further collaborating with them in other markets throughout the U.S.”

Elegance abounds in Greentube’s Power Prizes™ – Noble Peacock™

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, is inviting players to luxuriate in elegant surroundings in its latest Asia-set title Power Prizes™ - Noble Peacock™.

A beautiful slot garden is the serene setting for a game that transports players to a feature-packed environment resplendent with lotus flowers and the stylish Noble Peacock itself.

Landing six or more coins across the five reels triggers the Power Prizes™ bonus feature, where the Grand Jackpot can be claimed. The number of triggering coins that appear determines the number of bonus spins awarded in Power Prizes™.

Three or more Lotus scatter symbols trigger the free spins feature, where up to 24 spins can be awarded, depending on the number of lotus symbols received. Bigger wins are also possible within the free spins feature, with all royal symbols (A, K, Q, J, T) removed from the reels.

Additionally, the Red Envelope landing on the third reel sets in motion a thrilling feature where up to four additional coin symbols are added to existing symbol positions on the reel set, potentially moving the player closer to the Grand Jackpot.

Steve Cross, Director of Games Development and Operations at Greentube, said: “Our Asia-inspired theme games have proven to be consistent performers and we are pleased to add to our portfolio with this latest example, which is packed with jackpot potential and engaging features.

“Our development team has performed great work in designing an immersive and beautiful playing environment that will be enjoyed by players around the world.”

Greentube boosts social casino presence in US with GAN deal

The new partnership has seen Greentube launch a range of specially selected games, based on research into US player preferences.

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has enhanced its offering in the US after taking its social gaming content live with GameAccount Network (GAN) brands across the country.

The new partnership has seen Greentube launch a range of specially selected games, based on research into US player preferences, to GAN-powered operators The Chickasaw Nation (Oklahoma), San Manuel Digital LLC (California), The Snoqualmie Tribe (Washington), and Penn Interactive (nationwide).

These include successful land-based games as well as powerful, exclusive real-money and social titles that have proven majorly successful in other markets. Diamond Cash: Mighty Elephant, which is a top performer globally, is among the first batch of titles to go live, as well as land-based favourite Apollo God of the SunStrike it Gold Winways,and Fuzanlong.

In the coming months, further social titles will be added to 16 of GAN’s gaming sites as Greentube continues to strengthen its influence in the burgeoning US social gaming market.

Markus Antl, Head of Sales and Key Account Management at Greentube, said: “We are excited about our partnership in the US with GAN, in which we have furthered our relationship by launching social content via 16 of its gaming sites. The US is a hugely important market for us heading into 2022, and this alliance gives players from coast to coast the chance to access and enjoy a large selection of our most popular games.”

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN, said: “Greentube is renowned across the world for its engaging and highly entertaining games, so the opportunity to be able to showcase a bespoke selection of social titles in the high-growth US market is a major boon for both our operator brands and the players who can now access iconic gaming experiences.”

Greentube Furthers Greek Reach With Fonbet Partnership

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has taken a selection of its games portfolio live with Fonbet in Greece, further expanding its regulated market reach.

Six titles are initially available to Fonbet’s local players including fan-favourites Book of Ra™ deluxe, Lucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe and Dolphin’s Pearl™ deluxe. Additional content including Greentube’s popular Diamond Link and Cash Connection series will soon be added to the selection.

Greentube’s content has been available in Greece for several years, but the country recently moved from an interim legal framework for online gambling to become fully regulated, enabling more operators to enter the territory.

Fonbet is a leading operator in Greece and the partnership sees Greentube significantly expand the reach of its engaging and entertaining content to a new audience.

The partnership is the latest in a string of deals that has enabled Greentube to bolster its presence in regulated markets in Europe, Latin America and North America.

Lisa Sandner, Greentube’s Sales & Key Account Manager for Greece said: “Our content is performing strongly in the Greek market and we are thrilled to reach even more local players through our partnership with Fonbet, a prominent and reputable operator. We continue our focus to expand in regulated markets and Greece plays an important part in our growth strategy.”

Yiannis Zafiratos, Vice Present of International Operations of Fonbet, said: “Greentube’s content needs no introduction, and we are pleased to now be able to offer a selection of their best performing titles to our customers. With more games to be added to our offering shortly, we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

Greentube extends its reach by striking deal with Lottoland

VIENNA, 20th December 2021 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has further extended their presence in key regulated markets by signing a deal to supply a selection of its games portfolio to Lottoland.

The deal will see classic slots such as Lucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxeSizzling Hot™ deluxe and Book of Ra™ deluxe all made available to Lottoland customers under the operator’s UK and Gibraltar licences.

In addition to these fan-favourites, newer titles such as Dragon BlitzPOWER PRIZES™ - Royal Crane™ and Twin Spinner Sizzling Hot™ deluxe will also be added to the site.

Lottoland is the leading online operator that offers players the opportunity to bet on the outcome of lotteries from around the world, as well as a premium sportsbook, bingo and casino - the latter set to be significantly boosted by the addition of some of Greentube’s newest and most iconic titles.

 

Julia Schagerl, Key Account Manager Germany at Greentube, said“We believe that this varied selection of quality online slots offers players a premium gaming experience and will be a welcome addition to Lottoland’s collection of games. This deal further cements our commitment to boosting our presence in key regulated markets around the world.”

 

Nigel Birrell, CEO of Lottoland, said: “We’re delighted to expand our ever-growing portfolio of online slots by adding this impressive selection of Greentube games to our casino. Everyone is aware of Greentube’s pedigree, and to have iconic slots such as Book of Ra™ deluxe on our site will be a welcome boost to our players.”

Greentube records impressive metrics from its B2B social casino solution

Vienna, 15th December 2021 – Social casino platform Greentube Pro 2.0 (GTP 2.0) has delivered industry-leading KPIs less than a year after its introduction by Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division.

The boosted version of Greentube’s social platform was completely rebuilt, optimised and fine-tuned from the ground up. Featuring modular design and architecture to give it the ability to scale rapidly to accommodate new business, while providing the flexibility for front-end customisation and back-office stability, the solution has delivered a stellar set of results.

Performance metrics including average revenue per daily active user (ARPDAU), conversion and retention have outperformed the top-rated B2C social casino leader in the US market. GTP 2.0 has stabilised its KPIs with ARPDAU 95% higher than the industry leader, in addition to 35% higher conversion and 30% higher retention on day 30.

This increased level of performance was achieved by redesigning the user interface for mobile, tablet and web while optimising the game economy to work with Greentube’s highly skilled Liveops team to monetise, engage and retain users.

Developed by the supplier’s subsidiary Bluebat Games, GTP 2.0 is a marketing solution that enables global land-based casinos to stay connected with their players by engaging them with the casino brand through online social casino gaming. The games and features offered via GTP 2.0 have been proven successful in the social casino segment and have been adapted to better appeal to the real-money players of land-based casinos.

A well-defined product road map of additional new features and functionality are in development in order that Greentube can stay ahead of the market and satisfy the needs of existing and future clients.

Miruna Bicoli, VP of Product & Managed Services for GTP 2.0, said: “Our talented team of specialists from the social casino industry have driven the design, architecture and development of Greentube’s new social casino platform.

“We always believed that in leveraging our team’s experience and expertise, we would bring the best B2B social casino platform that the industry has to offer to land-based casino clients. The excellent results we have seen less than a year into the project prove that this confidence was not misplaced.”

NOVOMATIC Portfolio Excelled at Gaming Industry Expo in Kiev

From November 24-26, NOVOMATIC AG and its local subsidiary HTL Ukraine LLC participated at the autumn edition of the Gaming Industry Expo in Kiev with a leading product portfolio that comprises premium hardware, content and systems for the discerning operators of the region.

Gumpoldskirchen, December 3rdth, 2021 – The leading Ukrainian B2B industry event was organized in full compliance with the local COVID safeguarding regulations and presented a safe forum for the local industry to catch up on the latest market-specific offers.

The NOVOMATIC booth welcomed show visitors to a colourful array of casino gaming highlights, powerful casino management systems and solutions as well as an Online gaming portfolio that perfectly complements the land-based offer. At the centre of the attention were the two topical Linked Progressive packages that each comprise cabinets, jackpot sign, spacers and end-of-banks in a limited BLACK EDITION offer. The CASH CONNECTIONTM Edition 2 in combination with the PANTHERATM 2.27 cabinet and the IMPERA LinkTM featured in the OPTIMUSTM 2.27 are an excellent deal for operators and an attractive highlight for their guests. Both packages were very well received at the show.

The NOVOMATIC Reel Tournament is a popular add-on for promotional tournaments and an excellent tool to increase player engagement. A great number of NOVOMATIC multi-game editions are compatible with this feature, which was staged live at the show to demonstrate how operators can create extra excitement on the casino floor with a live slots tournament.

Another highlight for discerning operators was presented by the NBS team: The NBS casino management system comprises a broad range of functionalities for modern casino management and biometrically based access management that allow operators to streamline their processes, increase operational security in full compliance with the regulatory requirements and maximize the convenience for their guests.

For the online segment, Greentube presented its comprehensive portfolio of premium content comprising NOVOMATIC classics as well as top-performing proprietary titles.

Vytautas Janulynas, General Director HTL Ukraine LLC, said: “Due to the process sequence of the official licensing stages, the market in Ukraine is currently in a phase of steady growth. Based on our past and recent experience, we see excellent potential for the further development of this market. The past months since the reopening of the Ukrainian market and the feedback gained from our customers and partners confirm that our products and solutions are right on target, providing a fast ROI with an excellent and reliable performance.”

Novomatic's Greentube Unleashes Seasonal Treat with a Twist in Diamond Link™: Mighty Santa™

VIENNA, 23rd November 2021 - Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, is inviting players to rock out with a rebellious festive favourite in its new release Diamond Link™:  Mighty Santa™.

Featuring a tattooed Mighty Santa and his mean-looking reindeer Rudolph, this graphically innovative game challenges the look and feel of the usual Christmas fare while continuing to push boundaries by evolving the ever-popular Diamond Link™ mechanic.

Players can get rocking around the tree in a feature-rich game that boasts stunning gameplay across five reels with 25 win lines and Santa’s sack is full of gifts for lucky players who have been well-behaved this year, thanks to the new goodies within the Hold N Spin mechanic.

There are four jackpots, including the Grand Jackpot, while the Diamond Link™ Hold N Spin feature has a stunning upgrade which can present additional neon Diamond symbols. This means Diamonds can now award normal wins, jackpots and one of the following new additional features: Wild Spin, Sticky Spin and Colossal Spin. The winnings from these spins are added to the total Diamond Link™ feature win, for a perfect treat to place under the tree.

There is further festive cheer to be had when landing five Diamonds on the reels at the same time in the base game. This triggers a respin, handing the player a second chance at being delivered a sixth Diamond to trigger Hold N Spin.

Diamond Link™:  Mighty Santa™ is the fifth entry into Greentube’s popular series that also comprises Diamond Link™: Mighty Emperor™, Diamond Link™: Mighty Sevens, Diamond Link™: Oasis Riches ™ and Diamond Link™: Mighty Elephant ™.

Steve Cross, Director of Games Development and Operations at Greentube, said: “The Diamond Link™ series continues to go from strength to strength and by introducing our rocking new Mighty Santa character into the festive fun, we believe we are onto another winner for players all over the world.

“The new neon Diamonds bring an element of added spice into the Hold N Spin feature, and we are confident that players will enjoy aiming for big wins including the Grand Jackpot, which could put the icing on someone’s holiday cake this year.”

Novomatic's Greentube Strengthens in Italy Through Capecod Acquisition

VIENNA, 10th November 2021 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has significantly boosted its presence in the Italian market with the acquisition of Capecod Solutions.

The takeover of the experienced Italian developer, which has been part of NOVOMATIC Italia since 2017, not only increases Greentube’s Italian game portfolio but also adds the first aggregator pole within its online offering.

The integration of Capecod-developed products within Greentube’s offering is designed to further the Group’s geographical expansion by widening its product portfolio, with a particular focus on Italy. With strong credentials in the Italian market, the acquisition of Capecod also allows Greentube to enhance the NOVOMATIC Group’s omni-channel strategy. Capecod’s games development capabilities will be made available to NOVOMATIC Italia’s land-based clients in the AWP segment, becoming part of the NovoElsy AWP games portfolio.

The deal also means that NOVOMATIC Italia’s conversions of popular AWP titles will be supplied to Capecod. The purpose of the cross-selling strategy is to provide a continuous output of new games produced to the highest standards in terms of performance and compliance, for both online and AWP customers.

Markus Buechele, CEO of NOVOMATIC Italia, said: “It is an honour to be able to bring all of the know-how and experience gained in recent years through working with the renowned software house Capecod to the whole NOVOMATIC AG Group. The acquisition is proof of the good work that has been achieved and the importance of investing continuously in technology and human resources. Moreover, it also enables us to give our Group an even stronger international focus, presenting ourselves to our customers synergistically while relying on the best products available on the market.”

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO at Greentube, said: “This acquisition ticks all the boxes, strengthening our hand in Italy across both online and land-based sectors. We have seen over the last few years how successful Capecod has been in developing games that resonate with players in Italy and in bringing the expertise of such a well-regarded company under the Greentube umbrella, we envisage all parties going from strength to strength in offering products to the widest audience. Additionally, our goal is to boost Capecod’s performance by offering their top titles in other markets as well. ”

Novomatic's Greentube Expands Germany Presence with Interwetten

4 November 2021

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has further extended its reach in Germany after signing a new deal with leading operator Interwetten for the distribution of its content.

Games from Greentube’s extensive and varied portfolio, including Chili Bomba™, Star Supreme™ and 40 Fortune Fruits 6™, as well as titles from the popular Diamond Link Series, are set to go live with the operator later this month.

Interwetten’s long-established online brand offers customers in Germany a market-leading offering across both sportsbook and casino.

The latest tier-1 operator partnership will help Greentube offer its content to an even wider audience as it continues to forge new deals across Germany following the opening up of the country’s regulated market on July 1st.

Julia Schagerl, Key Account Manager Germany at Greentube, said: “We have big ambitions in Germany and this partnership with Interwetten is the latest strong statement of intent. Since we first entered the market earlier this year, we have found that our content has resonated with players and this new deal with Interwetten will allow us to continue to grow in a region of great strategic importance.”

Stefan Sulzbacher, Speaker of the Board of Interwetten, said: “German players are enjoying fresh casino content more than ever, but it’s important for a brand such as Interwetten to only select those partners who will provide the highest quality gaming experience. Greentube certainly fits the bill, and we are delighted to be able to share its premium content with our loyal players.”

Novomatic's Greentube Expands Netherlands Presence Through Fair Play Casino Deal

2 November 2021

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has gone live with Fair Play Casino in the newly regulated Dutch market, further expanding the reach of its thrilling content to a new audience.

The go-live follows the successful integration to long-term partner Finnplay’s platform and marks Greentube’s second operator deal in the Netherlands, where the regulated market opened up on 1st October 2021.

Greentube’s substantial games offering to Fair Play Casino’s players includes a wide range of conversions of well-known and much-loved AWP titles such as Club 2000, Gemini Twin, Grand Slam™ Casino, Mega Slam Casino, Random Runner, Random Runner™ 15 and many more, all converted digitally to provide a familiar online experience. Dutch players can also enjoy NOVOMATIC’s casino classics including Book of Ra™ deluxe and Sizzling Hot™ deluxe.

Fair Play Casino is operating under a Dutch operator licence, with Greentube offering its games through a Dutch supplier licence, including all requisite game certifications.

Markus Antl, Head of Sales and Key Account Management at Greentube, said: “We are happy to launch Greentube‘s game content with Fair Play Casino, a well-established brand in the Netherlands and look forward to a prosperous partnership as they set out on their online journey. Greentube is furthermore convinced that its famous AWP game content will shape the Dutch online gaming market and bring further value to the cooperation with Fair Play Casino.”

Pascal Janshen, Content Manager at Fair Play Casino, said: “We believe our players will relish the opportunity to play Greentube’s classic slots, while the well-known and highly regarded AWP titles offer us a key ingredient in which to attract and retain players. Dutch players know exactly what NOVOMATIC slots bring to the table in terms of enjoyment and this deal provides us with a large number of very valuable additions to our casino portfolio.”

Novomatic's Greentube Makes Dutch Market Debut with Holland Casino

20 October 2021


Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has taken its games catalogue live in the regulated Dutch market for the first time through Holland Casino.

The comprehensive portfolio, which is being made available to Holland Casino players includes a wide range of NOVOMATIC’s casino classics. Titles such as Book of Ra™ deluxe and Sizzling Hot™ deluxe are now available, which complement digital conversions of AWP titles which have long proven popular in the market, such as Club 2000, Gemini Twin, Grand Slam™ Casino, Mega Slam Casino, Random Runner, Random Runner™ 15 and many more.

The operator is the first B2B partner to benefit from Greentube’s games offering since the newly regulated market in the Netherlands opened for business on 1st October 2021.

Holland Casino operates under a Dutch operator licence and has a long-established working relationship with NOVOMATIC’s land-based division. Greentube is able to offer its games through a Dutch supplier licence, which includes all requisite game certifications.

Markus Antl, Head of Sales and Key Account Management at Greentube, said: “We are happy to team up together with NOVOMATIC’s long-term partner Holland Casino and go live in the Netherlands, which is a market we see holding plenty of potential. This is definitely a milestone for us and we are looking forward to a successful partnership.”

Jeroen Verkroost (Digital Transformation Director) at Holland Casino, said: “Dutch players have long relished the opportunity to play their favourite games online in a safe, controlled and secure environment. By offering them classic slots including Book of Ra and Sizzling Hot as well as a wide selection of popular AWP titles, we are sure that this partnership with Greentube will mark the latest chapter in our long history of success with NOVOMATIC.”

Novomatic's Greentube Expands Spain Presence with CasinoBarcelona

18 October 2021

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has gone live with Spanish operator CasinoBarcelona.es after signing a deal to distribute its portfolio of premium gaming content in the country.

A wide range of Greentube games, including proven NOVOMATIC land-based hits Book of Ra™, Sizzling Hot™ and Lord of the Ocean™ are now available to CasinoBarcelona.es’ online players for the first time, in addition to Greentube’s top-performing Diamond Link™ series.

The integration of Greentube’s content took place through the Tecnalis platform and further enhances the supplier’s position as a leading light in the Spanish market.

Greentube already provides its content to several operators across Spain and its games have proven to resonate strongly with local audiences.

Graziano Pozzi, Key Account Manager for Spain and Italy at Greentube, said: “Spain is a market that has exciting potential and having already enjoyed success in the country, it is satisfying to have secured another deal that allows us to expand our audience reach. NOVOMATIC’s land-based titles are well-established performers for CasinoBarcelona.es and we strongly believe that by building on this rich heritage, we can create a partnership that takes both parties to the next level.”

CEO Xavier Ballester at CasinoBarcelona.es said: “CasinoBarcelona.es has a very successful long-term partnership together with NOVOMATIC. For this reason, we are very happy to further extend this partnership and, in this way, provide our players with excellent content from Greentube.”

Novomatic's Greentube Expands Presence in Germany with NOVOLINE Partnership

13 October 2021  -  Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has boosted its presence in the German market after taking its content live with local operator NOVOLINE, the online brand of LÖWEN ENTERTAINMENT which is part of the NOVOMATIC Group.

The operator is Greentube’s first German B2B partner to take NOVOMATIC’s blue-chip titles live in the country and the portfolio includes an impressive 165+ games, with many of the top-performers currently only available in the country on a select few websites.

NOVOLINE’s customers now have access to classics Book of Ra™ deluxe, Lucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe and Sizzling Hot™ deluxe, as well as more recent gaming content including titles from the Diamond Link™ and Cash Connection™ series.

The partnership is the latest in a string of deals that have seen Greentube introduce its content to licensed operators in Germany since new legislation came into force on 1st July, permitting nationwide online gaming.

NOVOLINE is the online brand of LÖWEN ENTERTAINMENT, one of the leading manufacturers of gaming machines and operator of more than 520 arcades in Germany. Its customers are familiar with NOVOMATIC’s content which it can now offer online for the first time. Players can register for the online offer directly via novoline.de or in one of currently already more than 1,500 partner gaming arcades situated all over Germany.

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO at Greentube said: “Germany is a key market for us going forward and with our content already popular among local brick-and-mortar players we are excited to expand our presence online through this deal with NOVOLINE. As the first Greentube partner to offer NOVOMATIC’s blue-chip titles in Germany, apart from our own brand StarGames, this partnership is an important step for us as we gain a foothold in this newly-regulated and exciting market.”

Oliver Bagus, Director of LÖWEN ENTERTAINMENT, said: “In 2006, we revolutionised the arcade market with new multi-gamers and NOVOMATIC’s games content. We now want to repeat this technological revolution online. We are thrilled to be one of the first operators to offer players classic titles such as Book of Ra and Sizzling Hot, as well as having the biggest selection of Greentube games on the market with more than 165 titles available.”

Progressive boost: NOVOMATIC celebrates awesome G2E revival

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, NOVOMATIC returned to this year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) trade show in Las Vegas. Alongside a stunning product portfolio that spans across premium hardware, content and systems for land-based casino and VGT operators, new concepts in sports betting retail technology and Online gaming solutions, customers, partners and visitors at the NOVOMATIC booth were above all welcomed for a warm reunion.

Gumpoldskirchen/Las Vegas, October 13 th, 2021 – The NOVOMATIC portfolio of new products are on the road again and made a stop in Las Vegas for an inspiring show. At the centre of the product presentation stood the extended Progressives offer, premiering the new ULTRA BOOST Link™. This multi-level Linked Progressive comprises three roaring 50-line titles: the magnificent Great American Buffalo, the iconic Great American Eagle and the Asian title Tiger Storm, all three with an engaging feature game. During the Lock & Spin ULTRA BOOST Feature, an additional reel matrix can be unlocked for extra chances for a Progressive Jackpot win. At the G2E, the new offer was presented with an impressive signage concept that guarantees maximum visibility on the casino floor.

New titles for the growing THUNDER CASH™ Link multi-level Progressive series comprise Voodoo Magic™ in enchanting bayou-style as well as the brand-new Charming Lady’s Boom™, both presented in the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 cabinet with the new eye-catching Signature Tower Design. Leveraging the success of the Dancing Series of games, enter the Dancing Tiger™ Gold and Dancing Lantern™ Gold titles. The POWER PRIZES family of games has grown as well, with the mythical creatures Mighty Minotaur™ and Enchanted Pegasus™, both featuring colossal cash columns and massive POWER PRIZES across 60 lines. MONEY PARTY™ Link, an excellent performer on casinos floors across the US and ranked #1 or #2 on the Eilers Report’s Small Suppliers list since July 2020, again hit a sweet spot at the show with titles Fruity Fruity™ and Juicy Juicy™. The JI DENG GAO ZHAO Link was presented with the Signature Tower for the titles Lucky Trail™ and Lucky Path™, both featuring an attractive Rising Lantern feature as well as a Pick & Win game.

The ETG segment also saw the introduction of brand new jackpot features for the NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II platform with the Going for Gold™ jackpot and Lucky Lady’s™ Roulette side bet.

Products for the VGT markets featured prominently on the NOVOMATIC show floor, with a variety of cabinets, game-mixes and system solutions for the Illinois, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Puerto Rico markets. The myACP system was on display presenting a dedicated solution for route operators in Illinois and Pennsylvania. It provides a performance management tool that is both user-friendly and powerful, including maintenance functionalities as well as a new Novo Rewards™ player loyalty module shown on the Novo Rewards™ kiosk.

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, having recently partnered with Golden Nugget Online Gaming for its debut in the US market, presented its comprehensive portfolio of premium content specifically tailored to US player demographics in Las Vegas. As a supplier with a great track record in Europe, Greentube now looks to use its significant experience to work with operators in regulated states in the US. The strength of the game content and Greentube’s experience in cross-conversion marketing will build the foundation of success in the US market and beyond.

When it comes to sports betting kiosk hardware, NOVOMATIC Americas is the place to play: The NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ self-service sports betting kiosk has quickly established an excellent reputation and an impressive footprint in the US. With its quick response time and user-friendly multi-touch-screen betting experience, it is the kiosk of choice for premium software providers and established operators. Heralded at NIGA and presented at the G2E, two brand new kiosks will elevate the wagering to new levels: the bar-top version NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ Mini and the upright version NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ Plus.

Rick Meitzler, CEO of NOVOMATIC Americas, states: “While we have continued to focus on customer care, service and support, especially during these past months, it is now also a matter of continuing to build our credibility with an exciting pipeline of new products and confidence with our customers so that we deliver on their expectations. At G2E, we were finally able to present the results of the hard work and commitment of our teams, and the feedback of our customers was fantastic. The new Progressives present a well-diversified range of games that allow our customers to expand our popular brands as well as introduce new highlights on their casino floors. The customer response at the show has also confirmed our high expectations for our new sports betting kiosks. Especially the versatile NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ Mini will change the sports betting kiosk landscape.”

Casino Loutraki boasts the latest NOVOMATIC games

A recent product installation brought a well-diversified choice of NOVOMATIC cabinets, games and Progressives to the luxurious Casino Loutraki in Greece. Delivery and implementation were accomplished in record time and the new products now add an attractive new choice of games to the slot floors of one of Europe’s largest casinos.

Gumpoldskirchen, September 30th, 2021 – The latest supply of NOVOMATIC gaming machines found their place of action at one of Europe’s largest casinos, which is part of the 5-star resort Club Hotel Casino Loutraki. The management of Casino Loutraki is committed to always offering the latest innovations on the slot floor, which currently comprises 696 slots and 40 Roulette ETGs including 12 highly attractive Linked Progressives.

A new bank of ten PANTHERATM 2.27 machines featuring the thrilling THUNDER CASHTM Link enhance the casino’s jackpot offer with a Linked Progressive across the titles Emperor’s ChinaTM, The Great ConquerorTM and Empress of the PyramidsTM. Presented in NOVOMATIC’s best-selling multi-screen upright cabinet and with high-visibility jackpot signage, the bank makes a distinct footprint on the main slot floor. Another broad bank of V.I.P. LoungeTM 2.32 machines feature the Impera-LineTM HD Edition 6 multi-game mix with 56 titles, including classics, fruit games and proprietary Impera games. To complete the installation, 14 NOVOSTAR® SL 2.24 cabinets comprise a third new machine bank featuring Premium-V+ Gaminator® editions 5, 6 and 7. All machines have been arranged so as to comply in the best way possible with the current COVID-19 safeguarding protocols.

Kenan Bajram, Sales Manager NOVOMATIC Global Sales, said: “During the peak holiday season, we managed to produce, deliver and install 34 machines exactly according to customer specifications in just under six weeks. I am very happy that we were able to keep our promise within this tight schedule. We are now leaving a great footprint on the Greek market – in a renowned casino and with an excellent selection of our latest products. I would like to thank the team at Casino Loutraki for their support and great teamwork.”

Sokratis Charitatos, General Manager & Director of Casino Operations Casino Loutraki, said: “We actually didn’t think that this installation would be completed in such an extremely short time. Yet NOVOMATIC kept their word and proved to be an exceptionally good partner: All our wishes have been fulfilled, and the first weeks of operation prove that our players love the new games. Based on this experience, we will certainly extend our NOVOMATIC offer in the near future.”

NOVOMATIC Player Protection Standards Again Receive International G4 Certification

In a comprehensive recertification process, NOVOMATIC AG has renewed its G4 certification for player and youth protection according to the internationally recognised highest standards of the Global Gambling Guidance Group ("G4").

Gumpoldskirchen, September 17, 2021 – The Austrian gaming technology group NOVOMATIC and its subsidiaries live the practice of responsible gaming at the highest level in all business areas. This has been proven once again by the currently renewed certification according to the internationally recognised G4 standards of the Global Gambling Guidance Group. Established by experts in the field of gambling addiction prevention and Responsible Gaming in 2003, the standards go far beyond local legal requirements and are thus internationally recognised as the most stringent in the field of player protection. NOVOMATIC was the first Austrian gaming company to be certified according to this standard.

NOVOMATIC Executive Board Member Johannes Gratzl explains the far reaching significance of high player and youth protection standards within the group: "Not only as an operator of international gaming venues, but also as a technology supplier exporting worldwide, the successful certification according to the highest international player protection standards is also a valuable recognition of NOVOMATIC's great efforts in this important area."

“With a new group wide player protection policy NOVOMATIC AG keeps improving and shows that responsible entertainment is at the core of their activities. These are well thought through, planned professionally and are monitored at central level”, states Ynze Remmers, as a lead auditor of G4.

Not only NOVOMATIC AG, but also its subsidiaries with the highest turnover in Austria, Germany, Great Britain and the Netherlands are already G4-certified. This emphasises the full commitment and great importance of player and youth protection across the entire group.

The company's compliance with the high standards for Responsible Gaming is audited every three years on the basis of around 100 criteria from all business areas – ranging from internal guidelines to staff training, player and youth protection, responsible marketing activities, customer education about the risks of gambling, and options for self-limitation or even selfexclusion. Since the international standards for Responsible Entertainment are constantly evolving in line with the latest scientific findings, recertification is required every three years.

Find out more about NOVOMATIC Responsible Entertainment in the current annual report as well as at www.novomatic.com/cr Detailed information on the G4 player protection standards can be found at www.gx4.com

Novomatic's Greentube Debuts in US with Golden Nugget Online

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has partnered with Golden Nugget Online Gaming to make its long-awaited debut in the US.

Titles from Greentube’s top-performing games portfolio will be made available to GoldenNuggetCasino.com players in New Jersey, including Diamond Cash™: Mighty Elephant, Diamond Cash™: Mighty Sevens and Diamond Cash™: Oasis Riches.

The deal is a milestone achievement for Greentube as the supplier looks to use its significant European experience to work with operators in the growing number of regulated states.

Partnering with market-leading operator Golden Nugget Online Gaming is an important strategic step for Greentube and makes the supplier well positioned for future opportunities. The supplier is currently in the process of completing additional deals across numerous states as part of its expansion strategy for North America.

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO at Greentube, said: “The US offers unparalleled potential and is a key territory for us going forward as regulation continues to make headway across different states. Finally making our debut in New Jersey is a huge achievement for us and we are thrilled to partner with such a renowned operator as Golden Nugget and to introduce our content to their customers. We see this market entry as a first and very important step into the US market and are preparing ourselves for future launches in Michigan and Pennsylvania as well.”

Warren Steven, Vice President of Golden Nugget Online Gaming, said: “Greentube is a supplier with a great track-record in Europe, having developed blue-chip titles, as well as innovative new games, that have proven longevity in numerous markets. This partnership will significantly enhance our existing offering with premium content, and we are excited to be the first operator in the US to give our customers access to the Greentube portfolio.”

Greentube Unleashes Galactic Potential with Star Supreme™

VIENNA, 24th August 2021 - Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has introduced its stellar new release Star Supreme™, a thrilling twist on classic fruit-themed slot.


Originally created in co-operation with Greentube’s B2B partners, this 5-reel, high-volatility slot features the possibility of unlocking a free spins feature with unlimited re-triggers and win multipliers for galaxy-sized entertainment.


Players face the challenge of chasing the dazzling Gold Star Scatter symbols into highlighted fields, to unlock the Free Spins feature. Each Star which lands in a highlighted field awards 10 to 50 initial Free Spins. This feature also boasts a multiplier which grows with every win.


With the Joker symbol also acting as a Wild and with 50 fixed win lines, this slot contains the finest fruit in the universe and astronomical win potential.


Steven Cross, Director of Games Development and Operations at Greentube, said
: “This is an exciting release for us, because it is the fruit of a joint project with some our key partners to produce a game that delivers not only a classic theme, but combines that with a unique mechanic to really bring the next level to the players.


“In Star Supreme™, we believe we have managed to do just that. Its familiar appeal is combined with the chance to hit new heights by offering up unlimited fun to players and we are certain it will prove to be hugely popular.”

Greentube Bolsters Presence in CIS Region with Parimatch Deal

Vienna, 10th August 2021 - Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has expanded its footprint across the CIS region after taking its content live with Parimatch.

Following a successful integration, Parimatch customers now have access to Greentube’s proven blue chip games such as Book of Ra™, Lucky Lady’s Charm™ and Sizzling Hot™, as well as its more recent gaming content including Diamond Link™: Mighty Elephant, Diamond Link™: Oasis Riches and Diamond Link™: Mighty Sevens.

Parimatch is a leading betting and casino operator with a global presence. The company has established a strong foothold in the CIS region and was the first operator to launch a legal online casino in Belarus.

Through the partnership, the supplier will significantly enhance the reach of its content in the markets where Parimatch operates. Greentube’s games have already been proven extremely popular with local players in countries including Ukraine and Belarus.

Opher Ben Zvi, Key Account Manager for CIS at Greentube, said: “Our games have resonated well with local players in the CIS region and this deal with Parimatch is a testament to the demand of our content. Partnering with such a strong brand will see us reach a significant new audience in the area and we are excited to work together to further strengthen our position across regulated markets.”

Eugene Saveliev, Head of Casino at Parimatch, added: “Greentube offers some of the most renowned titles on the market and we know that casino players love to play their games. By adding their impressive games portfolio to our online casino we have significantly boosted our offering with world-class titles and we can be confident that more hits will be added as our partnership develops.”

Novomatic's Greentube Enters Ukraine with First Casino Partnership

Novomatic's Interactive division Greentube has entered the Ukrainian market through its partnership with Nebula Games brand First Casino.

Players in Ukraine will now have access to Greentube titles, including its Diamond Link and Mighty Elephant games, in Ukraine through the partnership.

“The online gaming market in Ukraine is one rich with potential and we are delighted to have further expanded our presence into the country with this partnership,” said Opher Ben Zvi, key account manager for Ukraine at Greentube.

“Having established itself in the newly regulated market with its strong brand and emphasis on responsible gaming, First Casino represents a perfect ally as we introduce Ukraine’s players to our portfolio of content which has proven popular with customers all over the world.”

Gambling was first legalised in Ukraine in August 2020, after a bill was passed to regulate land-based and online casinos as well as sports betting.

The first gambling license issued after the legalisation was to Cosmolot operator Spaceiks in February 2021.

This was followed by Parimatch receiving the first sports betting licence the following month.

However, taxes in the market are still yet to be finalised, though the country’s legislature adopted a tax bill at the first reading last month.

The bill sets a 10% tax rate for all forms of gambling, while gambling winnings of more than eight months’ minimum wage (currently UAH48,000) will be taxed as income.

“Greentube’s content has a deserved reputation for providing a popular blend of land-based appeal with fresh, exciting titles developed specially for the online market”, said Maistrenko Andrii, chief financial officer at First Casino.

“This is an exciting time both for First Casino and the burgeoning online gaming market in Ukraine as a whole and this deal will help further establish our reputation as a brand synonymous with a quality playing experience.”

Casino ADMIRAL Helmond opens as 7th Casino ADMIRAL venue in the Netherlands

On June 5 th , Casino ADMIRAL Helmond near the Dutch high-tech hotspot Eindhoven officially opened its doors. The brand-new electronic casino, situated in the monumental original cinema and theatre complex of the former “Scala Bioscope”, welcomed over 70 guests at a festive midnight opening.

Gumpoldskirchen, July 14th 2021 – Casino ADMIRAL Helmond is the 7th Casino ADMIRAL venue in the Netherlands since Casino ADMIRAL Hoofddorp premiered in 2015. At full capacity, the casino is able to host guests at 190 player positions, making it the largest casino in the region. Currently though, due to the COVID-19 restrictions and strict safeguarding protocols, capacities are limited to allow for the necessary social distancing.

The interior design of Casino ADMIRAL Helmond was inspired by the rugged look of old masonry, the industrial elements of ironwork as well as the lush art deco style of the roaring 20s, the era in which the famous “Scala” cinema was originally built. The result is a sophisticated mix of textures, materials and colours, which range from the original materials of the building’s core, to premium crafted plate work, chandeliers and a striking alcohol-free gin-bar that dominates the front wall of the main gaming area. Lighting is provided by means of multi-coloured LEDs and realistic stained glass-like ornaments. Interactive light installations and video screens have been integrated to accentuate special occasions like jackpot hits and can be adapted to the time of day.

As the latest member of the Casino ADMIRAL family, Casino ADMIRAL Helmond offers the highest standards in terms of gaming equipment, hospitality and responsible gaming. The new team on site has been expertly trained by experienced staff members from other locations such as Casino ADMIRAL Heerlen, Hoofddorp and Hulst. The casino uses an advanced cashless system and offers the most popular reel games, video slots and electronic Roulette as well a 3-level linked jackpot – plus Bingo on Sundays. The hospitality offer includes free food and beverages as well as regular events and raffles. With opening hours from 8.00am - 3.00am as well as free parking, Casino ADMIRAL Helmond guarantees that its guests will have a great time in an exciting ambience and with premium service and equipment.

Thomas Komnacky, NOVOMATIC VP Global Operations, said: "The opening of this new Casino ADMIRAL venue in the Netherlands is further evidence that we are committed to a sustainable business strategy, even in economically difficult times. The casino is located inan exceptional building that has been skilfully adapted by our interior design specialists – in combination with our first-class service and premium gaming offer I am convinced that it will soon become another milestone in our Dutch story of success."

Novomatic's Greentube Expands Reach in Canada with Loto-Quebec

5 July 2021


Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has bolstered its presence in Canada after taking its content live with Loto-Quebec, a month after making its debut in the country.

Loto-Quebec’s customers now have access to top-performing Greentube titles including Book of Ra™ deluxe, Apollo God of the Sun™ and Lucky Ladies Charm™ deluxe following a successful integration through Scientific Games’ OpenGaming System (OGS).

The deal marks the second province that Greentube has entered in as many months after going live in British Columbia with BCLC in May.

Greentube’s extensive and diverse slot portfolio has already proven popular with local players in Canada and the new partnership underlines the demand for the content in the country.

Loto-Quebec was founded in 1969 by the Quebec government to organise games of chance in the province. The operator now offers a comprehensive online gaming site. All the operator’s profits are returned to the public in the form of services provided by the government.

David Bolas, Greentube UK Commercial Director, said: “This is an exciting time for Greentube in Canada as we celebrate our second Canadian province launch in as many months. Through this partnership with Loto-Quebec we will look to bring a broad range of thrilling and entertaining new content to the players of Quebec. This launch in Canada is another significant step in the delivery of Greentube’s wider North American market strategy and the deal also reaffirms our commitment to regulated markets.”

Stéphane Martel, Acting Senior Director of Products and Innovation at Loto-Quebec, said: “We are glad to now be able to offer Greentube’s premium titles, allowing us to vary our offer to our online customers. We look forward to a successful partnership.”

Novomatic's Greentube Goes Live in Germany

1 July 2021


StarGames, known in the online gaming industry as the first brand to offer the original Book of Ra™ to online players in Germany, is now live and available for players to enjoy in the German market.

Players from the whole country now have access to a wide range of content on StarGames, which was acquired by Greentube in 2018. This selection of titles includes famous NOVOLINE™ titles such as Book of Ra™ and Lucky Lady’s Charm™. The games are available in their original formats on a safe, secure, and entertaining website, and will also be rolled out on StarGames’ app, upon its launch.

The launch has been made possible due to the hard work of the teams at the brand’s owner Greentube, who implemented the requirements of the new Interstate Treaty 2021 and ensured that StarGames meets all Responsible Gaming directives while offering the best player experience. As a result, the StarGames.de site enters the market with a ‘reality check’ functionality, a €1 stake limit per spin, five-seconds spin intervals, cooling-off periods, a monthly deposit limit, stake and time limits as well as a ban on autoplay and progressive jackpots.

“We’re very proud of the team for showing such dedication and technical expertise to be able to complete all of these requirements,” said Trevor de Giorgio, Managing Director of Greentube Malta. “The StarGames website is safe, secure, and the perfect place for German players to enjoy the best NOVOLINE™ games.”

The StarGames website launches featuring more than 100 titles from the NOVOLINE™ portfolio, including new Greentube hits such as Diamond Link™: Mighty Elephant and Strike it Gold™: Win Ways™ besides all the classics. The offering is also strengthened with content from suppliers including Gamomat and it will be expanded even further in the near future. The brand also gives its customers a Welcome Offer including 100 exclusive Free Spins on the best NOVOLINE™ games together with a bonus in the form of Cashback up to €100.

Laszlo Pados, Brand Manager of StarGames, said: “Entering the newly-regulated German market with StarGames.de is a great opportunity for us. We’re extremely pleased with the product we’re able to offer and we’re confident that players are going to love the new site. Entering the market is just the first step for us. We have a plethora of exciting ideas, projects and new features that we’re working on which we hope to introduce incrementally to make StarGames.de a market leader of online slots in the German market”.

More information on new features, games releases and upcoming projects can be found on StarGames.de.

NOVOMATIC again in second place among Austria's most valuable brands

On 30 June 2021, the Austrian Brand Value Awards for the most valuable Austrian brand companies took place for the 18th time. NOVOMATIC was once again able to take an excellent 2nd place in this ranking of the European Brand Institute (EBI) and now ranks behind the undisputed winner Red Bull and ahead of the renowned B2C brand Swarovski.

Gumpoldskirchen, June 30th 2021 – In spite of reduced revenues in its 40th anniversary year 2020 due to Corona, the global gaming technology big player NOVOMATIC was able to secure its excellent second place with a brand value of EUR 2.968 billion (-16.3%) thanks to its innovative strength and sustainable efficiency improvement measures across the entire group.

With the granting of a sports betting licence for ADMIRAL in Germany, growth in the online segment as well as renowned international awards – such as "Casino Supplier of the Year" for the third time in a row and top rankings in international ESG ratings – the world's leading full service provider for the gaming industry is well prepared for the future. "It fills us with great pride that despite the Corona pandemic we were able to maintain 2nd place in this renowned ranking. After all, with activities in about 90 countries and around 21,000 employees worldwide, a strong and uniform brand presence is essential for our international corporate success," emphasises NOVOMATIC Executive Board member Johannes Gratzl.

The Austrian Brand Value Study 2021 determined those domestic company brands, which are more than 45% owned by Austrians from the "trend-TOP500 companies with the highest turnover in Austria". The brand value was determined according to the current international standards ISO 10668 and ISO 20671 and analyses captured more than 180 Austrian brand companies in 16 industry segments. From these, the top 10 were finally selected and published.

Novomatic's Greentube Introduces Jackpot Titles in Switzerland

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has teamed up with its Swiss operator partner Casino Luzern to distribute its portfolio of jackpot titles in the country.

During a month-long campaign, Greentube’s popular jackpot content will be promoted via Casino Luzern’s mycasino.ch brand and made available for the first time, to their customers. Titles include Cash Connection™ – Charming Lady, Red Hot Burning Clover Link™, Phoenix Fortune™, and Book of Ra™ Mystic Fortunes, as well as all the games in the popular Diamond Link™ series.

Casino Luzern has created a specific ‘Greentube Jackpots’ category on its website dedicated to the new content which will grant Swiss players access to fresh and exciting games that have been proven in the market.

Launching its jackpot games portfolio in Switzerland will further cement Greentube’s position as a leading supplier to Swiss operators and significantly strengthens its local offering.

Greentube’s content first went live with Casino Luzern in August 2019 and the operator is now one of the supplier’s largest partners in Switzerland. Greentube provides its content to several Swiss operators and its games have become hugely popular with local players.

Lisa Sandner, Greentube’s Sales & Key Account Manager for Switzerland, said: “Jackpot games are extremely popular in the Swiss market which makes us very excited to introduce our own portfolio to local players. We have worked hard to develop the most thrilling jackpot games on the market, drawing on our expertise from the land-based sector where this type of content is king. With Switzerland’s established land-based industry, we are certain our games will resonate well with players and we are excited to introduce our jackpot titles together with Casino Luzern and further strengthen our partnership.”

Wolfgang Bliem CEO at Casino Luzern, said: “Jackpot games are well liked among our players and the thrill which comes by chasing big wins. Greentube’s content has been performing extremely well with our customer base and we are happy to introduce their exciting jackpot titles to our players.”

New management structure for NOVOMATIC Africa

NOVOMATIC aims to excel services, support and product placement in the African markets by implementing a new management structure.

NOVOMATIC has been spearheading the South African gaming industry with a long-term footprint and a record of success for more than 20 years. NOVOMATIC products have a substantial track record of leading performance all across Africa and are renowned for their outstanding design, immersive game play, premium quality and proven reliability among both the gaming operators and players. On the one hand, the team at the regional NOVOMATIC Africa headquarters located in Johannesburg is delivering first class products and services to gaming operators in both the casino and the Limited-Payout-Machine market segments in South Africa and many other African countries. On the other hand, the Johannesburg team is strategically steering NOVOMATIC’s gaming operations in Namibia and Eswatini. Recent personnel and structural changes in the executive management of the company aim to address challenges in the local business environment as well as changing market dynamics and are set to strengthen the customer relationships throughout the region by leveraging the teams’ competences and level of performance.

As of June 1, 2021, Sonya Nikolova, Muriel Loftie-Eaton, and Alexander Merwald will officially resume their roles as Managing Directors of NOVOMATIC Africa: Sonya Nikolova is acting as CEO whilst continuing to lead the sales activities on the African continent. Muriel Loftie-Eaton is acting as CFO, and Alexander Merwald as CIO, while continuing his role as Head of NOVOMATIC Group Mergers and Acquisitions. NOVOMATIC would like to extend its gratitude to the former executives Gary Chapple and Gordon Cameron for their integrity and long-lasting contribution to the outstanding success story of the company in the South African region.

Sonya Nikolova joined NOVOMATIC AG in 2016 in a senior position at the Global Sales department. Her professional background in Industrial Engineering and Management as well as vast expertise in senior executive positions within the gaming sector add great value to the business operations and management team of the NOVOMATIC Africa Group and a guarantee of professional, timely and effective support to all partners and NOVOMATIC customers in the region.

Muriel Loftie-Eaton is a qualified chartered accountant and has been involved with NOVOMATIC since 2017. Her involvement commenced as a business partner and consultant with her formally joining the board of Directors of NOVOMATIC Africa in 2020. Muriel has had a long-standing career in the gaming industry having previously been employed by Tsogo Group’s parent company HCI for almost 10 years in various executive capacities.

Alexander Merwald has been with NOVOMATIC AG since 2012, when he was put in charge of the Group’s M&A department. He has a degree in finance and before joining NOVOMATIC has had a successful career in corporate finance advisory. Alexander Merwald will add significant value in regard to the expansion plans of NOVOMATIC Africa in the operational gaming segment of its business in the region.

Sonya Nikolova, CEO NOVOMATIC Africa, said: “My new role implies a high level of responsibility towards the Board of NOVOMATIC AG as well as towards my fellow directors, the team, customers, friends and family. NOVOMATIC is a great company to be working for, and I consider this appointment a distinct privilege and an honour. One of the first priorities will be to increase customer satisfaction by means of implementing premium quality corporate standards and good business practices throughout all business areas of the local units. The outstanding NOVOMATIC gaming technology and products, complemented by the commitment, competences and skills of the whole team are solid proof that we are well equipped to achieve all the goals we have set.”

Novomatic's Greentube Boosts Presence in Paraguay

2 June 2021. - Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has launched its games portfolio with Slots Del Sol in Paraguay, boosting its presence in the country following its market entry last year.

Top-performing Greentube titles including Book of Ra™ deluxe, Lucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe, Sizzling Hot™ deluxe, and games from the popular Diamond Link™ series are now available to local players via platform provider Tecnalis.

The deal significantly strengthens Greentube’s reach in Latin America where the supplier has signed a number of operator deals over the last 12 months. Greentube’s slot portfolio has proven highly popular with players in the region including Paraguay and Colombia.

Slots Del Sol is a well-established land-based casino operator in Paraguay with over 15 years’ experience. The operator launched its online brand earlier this year and is now offering an impressive casino portfolio with a growing customer base.

Lisa Sandner, Sales & Key Account Manager for Paraguay at Greentube, said: “The Latin American region offers exciting opportunities and our content has performed strongly and is resonating well with local players. This deal with Slots Del Sol sees us go from strength to strength in Paraguay following our market entry last year and also highlights the popularity of our portfolio in the wider territory. We are excited about the strategic opportunities in Paraguay and LatAm and look forward to working with Slots Del Sol to provide premium entertainment to local players.”

Camilo Saravia, General Manager of Slots Del Sol, said: “Since we launched our online offering we have been working to introduce our customers to the best slots in the market and by partnering with Greentube, players will soon have access to top-performing content that need no introduction. Classic titles such as Book of Ra and Lucky Lady’s Charm will be important additions to our online casino as we look to establish ourselves as a market leader in Paraguay.”

Novomatic's Greentube Goes Live with Pasino.ch in Switzerland

Greentube is expanding its partnership with Groupe Partouche's Casino Du Lac Genève

The operator’s content is now available online to local players, including Book of Ra deluxe, Lucky Lady’s Charm deluxe, Super Cherry 5000, and Sizzling Hot deluxe. More popular games from the 'Greentube Collections' will be launched throughout the year.


Greentube has strengthened its collaboration with Casino Du Lac Genève in Switzerland after taking its content live with the operator’s online brand pasino.ch.

Greentube’s content has been available to Casino Du Lac Genève’s land-based customers for years, and the operator’s online players can now enjoy the popular games on pasino.ch. The deal further strengthens Greentube’s position as a games supplier in the Swiss online casino market.

Greentube’s top-performing titles including Book of Ra deluxe, Lucky Lady’s Charm deluxe, Super Cherry 5000, and Sizzling Hot deluxe are now available to local players following a successful integration. More popular games from the ‘Greentube Collections’ will be launched throughout the year.

The CFO/CGO of Greentube Michael Bauer, said: “Casino Du Lac in Genève is one of the most prestigious and well-known land-based casinos in Switzerland. We are more than pleased to further strengthen our position in the market with this partnership. Our very well-balanced and localized portfolio of games has proven to be the clear favorite among Swiss players and this deal will help pasino.ch strengthen its online presence further.”

The CEO at pasino.ch Arieh Ghnassia, said: “Our motto at Pasino is ‘How We Work Together, How We Win Together'. Working with Greentube is mandatory for us in order to deliver a high standard of quality services and the best player experience to our players. With a proven track record in Switzerland and a diverse game offering, Greentube’s portfolio is perfectly suited to our player’s needs. We have numerous projects in the pipeline and Greentube’s collaboration will help us to take pasino.ch to the next level.”

Since entering the Swiss online market in August 2019, Greentube has partnered with all major casino operators in the region and quickly established itself as a games supplier with content that is hugely popular with local players, according to the company.

Casino Du Lac Genève is the Swiss arm of Groupe Partouche, one of the largest and historical casino groups in Europe operating 42 land-based venues. Its online brand pasino.ch was launched in November 2020.

NOVOMATIC reorganizes “Global Operations” business segment

NOVOMATIC, Europe’s leading gaming technology group, strengthens its global operations activities by implementing a new structure and appointing Thomas Komnacky as new VP Global Operations.

Gumpoldskirchen, May 25, 2021 – After the successful restructuring of its Global Sales and Production & Logistics organization, NOVOMATIC is continuing its program of transformation initiated in the previous year and implements a new structure to strengthen the Global Operations business segment.

All departments and divisions involved in running the approximately 1,900 gaming facilities worldwide as well as renting gaming equipment will from now on be bundled in the new Global Operations business segment under the leadership of long-time NOVOMATIC manager Thomas Komnacky, who has been promoted to the new position of VP Global Operations, reporting directly to NOVOMATIC Executive Board Member Ryszard Presch.

“The primary focus of this new structure is to create a combined, cross-divisional unit that will support and manage the international operating subsidiaries as well as coordinate between them and the headquarters. Thomas Komnacky is an experienced NOVOMATIC manager who has been tasked with leading this central division not only because he is very familiar with the Group, but because he already worked closely with the country organizations in the past,” emphasizes NOVOMATIC Executive Board Member Ryszard Presch.

Thomas Komnacky, who was previously responsible for market analysis, strategy development and business development, joined the NOVOMATIC AG Group in 2014. Prior to that, the graduate in business administration and law had worked successfully in investment banking for several years. At NOVOMATIC, Komnacky also serves as managing director of two subsidiaries and has played a key role in numerous market entries, company acquisitions and international concession projects everywhere from the CEE region to Latin America. The new VP Global Operations, Thomas Komnacky, sees the focus of his new role on strengthening headquarter support for NOVOMATIC’s country organizations, improving the country coverage by central contact persons and expanding their functions at the headquarters, and promoting a structured exchange of information in order to take advantage of potential synergies. “My goal is to make a significant contribution to improving the company’s overall performance by creating even stronger networks between the subsidiaries as well as by providing targeted guidance and support from the headquarters,” emphasizes Komnacky.

Greentube enters Canada with BCLC

VIENNA, 20th May 2020 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has launched into Canada for the first time through a partnership deal with Scientific Games and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC).

Top-performing Greentube titles including Book of Ra™ deluxeLucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe, Sizzling Hot™ deluxe and the Diamond Link series are now available to BCLC’s PlayNow.com players, following a successful integration with Scientific Games’ OpenGaming System (OGS).

Further titles will be added soon for PlayNow.com online casino players across British Columbia and Manitoba to enjoy, thanks to a deal that represents the first Canadian province launch for Greentube.

The new partnership also marks an important strategic step for Greentube, as it puts into place plans to further strengthen its presence across North America during 2021.

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO of Greentube, said: “The launch in Canada with BCLC is very important for us as BCLC is the first operator to launch our content in the market. This is a significant step in the delivery of Greentube’s wider North American market strategy. It is also a clear commitment to the regulated market in Canada as we are supplying to fully licensed operators only. We bring a broad range of exciting new content specifically developed for the North American players, as well as our premium legacy content, which we believe will add real value to BCLC’s current proposition. We are looking forward to this long-term partnership. ”

Novomatic's Greentube Will Supply Luxembourg National Lottery With An Omnichannel Solution

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has won a highly competitive tender to supply the state-owned National Lottery in Luxembourg with its omni-channel solution, Greentube Plurius.

 

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has won a highly competitive tender to supply the state-owned National Lottery in Luxembourg with its omnichannel solution, Greentube Plurius.


The contract will see Greentube provide its Greentube Plurius technology to Loterie Nationale Luxembourg, enabling the lottery to combine its land-based, online and mobile VLT gaming operations and significantly strengthen its existing offering.

With Greentube Plurius, B2B suppliers, casino and VLT operators can connect their land-based terminals to the core system and retrieve games that are then played on an online game server.

Operators can launch games online and in land-based venues simultaneously, and Greentube Plurius enables customers to play with one single account across the verticals. Safe and quick deposits, cross-channel promotions and player tracking, and protection through responsible gaming features are all available.

Furthermore, the 360-degree solution can be easily adapted to certain markets, jurisdictions and customer needs, and offers operators access to real-time monitoring and accounting tools including financial data, game statistics and product usage.

The full integration with Loterie Nationale Luxembourg will be completed later this year.

Greentube was selected by the lottery operator following an extensive public procurement process in competition with leaders of the gaming industry. The contract is valid for seven years with the ability to extend the contract a further five years thereafter.

The agreement is testament to the quality and strength of Greentube’s technology and reinforces the company’s position as a trusted supplier to the lottery and gaming sectors.

Greentube already successfully provides its solutions and products to several national lottery operators across Europe, including in Austria, Greece, and Norway, as well as the British Columbia Lottery Corporation in Canada.

Georg Gubo, COO of Greentube, said: “After an extensive tender process we are delighted to be awarded this important contract from Loterie Nationale Luxembourg. The contract validates the competitiveness of our offering and demonstrates that we are a trusted supplier to the industry.

Our Greentube Plurius technology is at the forefront of gaming innovation and we are excited about the opportunity to streamline and strengthen Loterie Nationale Luxembourg’s offering.”

Léon Losch, CEO of Loterie Nationale Luxembourg, said: “We are pleased to select Greentube Plurius as a solution that not only meets all of our immediate requirements and future-proofs Responsible Gambling methods for all players online and land based, but also provides a long-term partnership to support our evolving needs.

Greentube has a strong reputation as a reliable and experienced technology provider with a proven track-record to deliver results and we are excited to join forces.”

Novomatic's Greentube Expands in Switzerland with Casino Lugano

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has teamed up with Casino Lugano in Switzerland to launch its games portfolio with the operator’s online casino.

Book of Ra Deluxe, Lucky Lady’s Charm Deluxe and Super Cherry will be among the first titles to launch on swiss4win.ch, providing a premium collection of content that already has a strong fanbase among both land-based and online audiences in the market. Players will also soon be able to enjoy new additions such as Super Cherry 5000 and Book of Ra Magic, as the supplier continues to expand the range of specially selected games available in the regulated jurisdiction.

The Casino Lugano partnership cements Greentube’s footprint in Switzerland’s fast-growing online sector with the company having signed with a succession of tier one operators since the market opened for business in 2019.

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO of Greentube, said: “Switzerland has quickly turned into one of our most successful markets to date and we are pleased to be furthering our reach with another well-respected brand in the country’s sector. Our market-leading games have proven to be a valuable addition to our partners’ platforms, and this collaboration will no doubt see Casino Lugano continue to gain traction in the online space.”

“We knew from the very start of launching swiss4win.ch that we wanted to offer Greentube’s renowned online casino games, since titles from the Book of Ra and Super Cherry series are already favorites in our land-based venues,” said Gianmaria Frapolli, CEO and Board Member of Casinò Lugano SA. “Our players are going to love playing their classic slots online and we look forward to launching more of the modern, interactive content that is promised from their exciting roadmap.”

Novomatic's Greentube and Pariplay Agree on Multi-Jurisdictional Deal

19 April 2021

Content from Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, will be added to Pariplay’s leading aggregator platform Fusion™ following a multi-jurisdictional distribution agreement between the two suppliers.

Greentube’s extensive games portfolio including Book of Ra™ deluxe and fan-favourites Lucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe and Sizzling Hot™ deluxe will be made available to Pariplay’s extensive operator network.

The agreement covers multiple regulated markets and will see the reach of Greentube’s content significantly extended.

Greentube’s diverse portfolio offers proven online adaptations of NOVOMATIC titles as well as new and innovative content designed and produced in-house. The supplier already has a strong foothold in several markets as its content is available with an array of leading operators.

Pariplay’s Fusion™ platform is licensed in more than 16 regulated markets and hosts one of the industry’s most comprehensive offerings.

Christine Lewis, Chief Commercial Officer at Pariplay, said: “Greentube’s content needs no introduction with some of the industry’s most popular games on offer that are loved by players all over the world.

Their slot catalogue has a wide appeal and makes a valuable addition to any operator’s casino lobby.”

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO at Greentube, said: “Our content has gained a global following and we aim to offer as many players as possible our entertaining and engaging games. Pariplay is a leading aggregator, offering premium content to a vast number of industry operators, so joining forces with them made complete sense for us, and we are excited for what comes next.”

Novomatic Americas Signs Strategic Partnership With Playtech

London, 4 March 2021 – Playtech, the world’s leading gambling technology company, today announces a non-exclusive sports wagering alliance with Novomatic Americas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Europe’s largest VLT supplier NOVOMATIC AG. The agreement builds on the long-term partnership between Playtech and NOVOMATIC, which jointly operates more than 10,000 kiosks worldwide.

The strategic partnership will see Playtech’s sports wagering kiosk (SSBT) systems delivered through Novomatic ActionBook™, the US market’s most popular sports wagering kiosk. Novomatic ActionBook™, which already supplies DraftKings and Penn National among others, is active in 11 states and 49 different locations across the US. The partnership also sees the parties jointly market Playtech’s Mobile Sportsbook and Player Account Management (PAM) software to prospective customers.

The agreement represents the latest deal since Playtech entered the US market last year, with the company already supplying its services to Bet365 and Entain in New Jersey. Earlier this month, Playtech also signed an agreement with Parx Casino in Michigan, Indiana, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Jonathan Doubilet, US Managing Director at Playtech said: “We’re delighted to expand our partnership with Novomatic and provide a complete sports wagering solution across multiple US states. This combined service will deliver a best-in-class experience and is a further example of Playtech’s ability to partner with leading companies and leverage its scale in the rapidly growing US market.”

Rick Meitzler, President and CEO at Novomatic Americas, added: “We are pleased to grow our relationship with Playtech, and look forward to introducing their sports wagering solutions to the Novomatic ActionBook™. We are confident that Playtech’s proven sports betting expertise in a wide range of regulated markets will further cement the Novomatic ActionBook™’s status as the US market’s most popular sports wagering kiosk.”

NOVOMATIC’s THUNDERCASH™ Link wins SAGSE Award

On the occasion of the SAGSE 2020 Awards, NOVOMATIC proudly won the award for the
“Best Electronic Roulette” as well as the “Best Land-based Progressive”.


Alan Burak, Vice President of Monografie, said: "The SAGSE Awards 2020 recognize last year’s
most outstanding companies, which have led this industry’s journey towards recovery. The whole
gaming industry has shown its strength, and adaptability based on social responsibility, health and
safety measures, and above all, innovation in every aspect: This is and will be the comprehensive
boost for the main players of the sector.”


The SAGSE Awards are based on an independent industry jury of over 2,500 votes from customers
and industry participants all over Latin America. 30 categories comprise the diverse industry
segments including land-based, online and lotteries, as well as many other industry players such
as media and gaming labs. This year’s award ceremony took place within the framework of the
SAGSE powered Play’n GO event at the Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo on February, 24th.
NOVOMATIC was among the proud winners, with awards for the “Best Electronic Roulette” offering
including the NOVO UNITY™ II, Lotus Roulette™ and single player Pinball Roulette™ as well as
for the hugely popular THUNDERCASH™ Link as the “Best Land-based Progressive”. Both are
player favourites across the Latin American region.


Max Bauer, NOVOMATIC V.P. LATAM & Caribbean, said: “It makes me particularly proud to see
this recognition, knowing first-hand how diligently our teams in each country worked with our
customers to find the best configuration, placement and promotions for our THUNDERCASH™
Progressive.”


Congratulations also came from the Austrian headquarters from the newly appointed V.P. Global
Sales, Jakob Rothwangl: “My congratulations and thanks to all our LATAM teams for their hard
work and dedication.”

NOVOMATIC Implements New Sales and Production Structure

NOVOMATIC continues the transformation begun last year by restructuring the Sales and Production Departments. All sales units are, effective immediately, bundled under Jakob Rothwangl's management, and the entire Production Department is now centrally managed by Walter Eschbacher. The focus is on increasing efficiency and amplifying synergy potential.

NOVOMATIC Executive Board Member Ryszard Presch underscores the decision: “We are using this pandemic to improve internal processes, and are restructuring the Production and Sales Departments as part of the transformation process we began last year. We are pleased to have Jakob Rothwangl and Walter Eschbacher, both experienced, long-term managers at NOVOMATIC, take over leadership in these important segments, and are certain their work will guarantee continuity and efficiency.”

The Global Sales Department will, in the future, focus on new customer acquisition and increasing international networking activities, while also improving upon the already excellent customer care for existing internal and external customers. The Production and Logistics Department will, for the first time, consolidate the Production, Purchasing, Logistics, and Custom Manufacture Departments for the electronics, joinery, printing, and plastics manufacturing segments, allowing for faster, more efficient processes.

Jakob Rothwangl, VP Global Sales NOVOMATIC AG: “I would like to say thank you for this wonderful new challenge and for the trust placed in me as I accept this opportunity to reorganize and optimize Group Sales. The top priority is to maximize customer satisfaction by developing and selling high-quality products and services perfectly matched to the needs of our customers and their markets.”

Walter Eschbacher, Director Production & Logistics NOVOMATIC AG: “The new Production & Logistics Department consolidates closely connected segments into a single department in order to react even more quickly to changing market requirements. My focus will be on establishing new production processes and making use of synergy potentials in order to shorten delivery times and therefore guarantee that the company and its Austrian production locations remain competitive.”

Jakob Rothwangl left the banking sector to join the NOVOMATIC AG Group in 2008. He worked for NOVOMATIC in the USA where, together with experienced industry managers Jens Halle and Rick Meitzler, now CEO of NOVOMATIC Americas, he helped to set up the sales organization as part of market entry in the Americas. As the Managing Director of NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions GmbH, Rothwangl was also heavily involved in implementation of a comprehensive restructuring program within that company. In 2019, he returned to NOVOMATIC’s headquarters where, among other things, he serves as Managing Director of a subsidiary and leads a variety of international projects.

Walter Eschbacher joined NOVOMATIC in 2012, and, as an authorized signatory, is responsible for the Procurement, Logistics, Warehousing, and IMS Departments. The Procurement Department and warehouse logistics processes were modernized under his leadership. In addition, the introduction of an IMS within the company led to an increase in material synergies between quality, environmental, and occupational safety management. The successful implementation or introduction of ISO certifications for quality, environment, and occupational safety, leading to a significant reduction in accidents at work at Gumpoldskirchen and other locations, was achieved under his leadership. Before joining NOVOMATIC, Eschbacher was a successful manager for well known Austrian corporations, including Liebherr Austria Holding and ENGEL Austria GmbH.

Novomatic's Greentube Breaks into Esports with HERO Acquisition

Novomatic’s Interactive division, Greentube, is making an ambitious move into the esports segment, an industry that has been overflowing with developments in 2020. To this end, Greentube has acquired HERO, a blockchain-powered esports betting provider which will allow the company to unfold its offer in the new vertical.

Unlike other esports betting experiences, HERO wants to eliminate the middleman and allow participants to create their own contests and vie against one another over the outcome of games. In a way HERO is no different in concept than Betfair, a popular sport betting exchange and a disruptor. With a strong recruitment drive planned for 2021, Greentube is looking to capitalize on esports this year.

To this end, HERO has developed a proprietary platform and the HEROcoin blockchain token, which enables on-platform contests shaped by consenting esports enthusiasts. This adds to the transparency and reliability of the offer, argues HERO.

Greentube has made its decision based on raw data and future prospects for the project, with HERO now enjoying over 300,000 active players. An added benefit to the offer is the underpinning HEROnetwork which allows the company to develop various pools, betting and fantasy options, and even poker systems.

Exploring New Opportunities in Esports


By agreeing to this purchase, Greentube is also stepping in an ambitious new vertical in which it has not been hitherto represented. This has elicited strong and positive reactions from the executives both at HERO and Greentube.

For his part, Greentube CFO Michael Bauer is happy with the latest acquisition, allowing the company to grow and add an innovative product, even if Greentube is now operating in what he described as “uncharted territories.”

Yet, the potential of esports is there. “We are excited to explore the possibilities that lie ahead together with HERO,” Bauer added. HERO CEO Paul Polterauer argues that the platform he has helped create upends what is known for the esports trend and busts the myth that “the house always wins.”

“Being acquired by such a renowned company as Greentube is a huge testament to the hard work we have put into developing and evolving our products. Together with Greentube, we will be able to reach new heights,” Polterauer said.

According to HERO CTO Philip Peinsold, HERO steps in an industry that needs a little more transparency and clarification. HERO’s objective is to break away with traditional betting systems, said Peinsold, and to revolutionize the market.

Greentube is a fitting partner, explained Peinsold, as the company is committed to a future where innovation drives decisions. “Together, we will continue to evolve our products and offer players something different,” Peinsold concluded.

Gaming and betting companies have shown considerable interest in the burgeoning esports segment. Polish sportsbook STS has launched a new esports campaign to consolidate its footprint in the country and growing esports vertical and Luckbox has continued its recruitment push.

Meanwhile, esports continues to grow and more traditional sportsbooks are making overtures into the competitive video gaming space.

Norsk Tipping improves its casino offering with Genera Networks and Greentube

Norwegian monopoly operator Norsk Tipping AS has strengthened its online casino offering through a new co-operation with Swedish provider Genera Networks and Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division.

17 December 2020. After a public procurement process in competition with leaders of the industry, Genera was selected as the only new partner of Norsk Tipping. Genera Networks and its sub-contractor Greentube will provide casino titles as well as other online games to Norsk Tipping starting from early 2021. The contract is valid for up to eight years with an estimated value of EUR 25 Million.

Norsk Tipping has been a Genera customer since the first contract to supply VLT content was awarded more than 10 years ago. Norsk Tipping also operates the neighbor raffle game Nabor since 2015 under a licence from Genera.

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO at Greentube, said: “After four months of hard work on this tender together with our partners at Genera, it is a significant achievement to win the contract against a strong line-up of competitors. Norsk Tipping is a well-respected name in the industry that needs no introduction. Being chosen as the only new provider to supply their online casino gives testament to the quality of our portfolio and reinforces our position as a market leader in igaming content.”

Hans Erland Ringsvold, Head of Gaming Operations at Norsk Tipping, said: “We are very pleased to add Genera Networks and Greentube as suppliers of digital content to the Norwegian players and continue our long partnership. Their portfolio is a good match, and we look forward to providing our players with their diverse collection of world-famous titles for many years to come.”

“Our unrivalled success with an average market share of 64% in the Norwegian VLT market, our understanding of the Norwegian player and our longstanding partner Greentube ensure that Norsk Tipping will have the best online games in the coming years”, said Rickard Strömberg, CEO at Genera.

The first games under the contract will be launched in early 2021 and will include some of the most successful titles from Norsk Tipping’s VLT operations, which will mark an important step in the operator’s omni-channel strategy.

NOVOMATIC Africa partners with Rank Entertainment Holdings Group

The local NOVOMATIC subsidiary partnered with Rank Entertainment Holdings Group on the gaming offer for yet another successful casino opening. Casino Marina Blantyre’s big opening celebration took place on October 22nd and presented a gaming floor with NOVOMATIC gaming highlights featuring prominently.

The opening event took place in a prestigious setting with government officials and socialites in attendance. The scene was set in decorative dice and casino chip pieces, signature golden peacock crafts, the lobby cladded with scenic flower arrangements and a Casino Marina Blantyre branded banner wall as the Rank Entertainment Holdings Group was set to welcome esteemed guests through its doors to yet another grand opening of one of their casinos. Casino Marina Blantyre, situated at the prestigious five-star Sogecoa Golden Peacock Hotel, is the Group’s second casino in Malawi and the latest addition to the Casino Marina footprint in the six major cities of East Africa; Maputo, Beira, Lusaka, Harare, Lilongwe and now Blantyre.

NOVOMATIC Africa is proud to have yet again partnered with the Rank Holdings Group on the Casino Marina installation. The classic NOVOSTAR® II 2.24 cabinets with dual 23.8” LED HD screens and stirring game-synchronized LED illumination are installed on the main floor of the Casino Marina Blantyre and for the high-adrenaline seekers there is another bank of the NOVOMATIC bestsellers in the Salon Privée.

A leading NOVOMATIC multi-game selection, comprising the Premium-V+ Gaminator® 1sT, 5sT, 7sT and The Legend Gaminator® 2T guarantees that guests of the Casino Marina Blantyre are offered all the most popular NOVOMATIC games such as Plenty of Fruit™ 20 hot, the legendary Book of Ra™ deluxe, Sizzling Hot™ deluxe, Lucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe and many more.

Terrence Mushwana, Sales & Technical Executive NOVOMATIC Africa, says: “The NOVOMATIC GAMINATOR® cabinet is a legendary all-time favourite in the Sub-Sahara African market. The next-generation NOVOSTAR® II cabinet now returns with a plethora of classic games, based on the enhanced Coolfire™ II-s Platform. Guests of the Casino Marina Blantyre will love the great offer that comprises all the top titles – some even with an added 6th reel and ExtraBet game features.”

Tom Alcorn, General Manager Casino Marina Lilongwe and Casino Marina Blantyre, added: “We are excited to have NOVOMATIC Africa as a partner and service provider. We are confident that this latest installation in the NOVOSTAR® II cabinet will thrill our customers – who are very familiar with the NOVOMATIC classic games – with a now exquisitely repacked offer in refined high definition graphics and an invigorating cabinet design.”

NOVOMATIC top tier in ESG rating reports

Recent ESG ratings by leading rating agencies acknowledge NOVOMATIC’s comprehensive efforts in managing Environmental Social Governance (ESG) factors with excellent risk and performance ratings. A trending example is this year’s Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating, where NOVOMATIC ranks 3rd in the international casino & gaming industry.

As a clearly measurable and transparent asset, similar to financial performance, ESG has become an important element of evidence for investor and other financial stakeholder decisions. Companies have come to clearly acknowledge the significance of efficient ESG commitments and performance improvement in their long-term strategy.

Being a global player in a sensitive business, providing products and services for the international gaming industry, NOVOMATIC aims to be an industry pioneer, not only in terms of leading gaming technologies but also when it comes to social, ecological and governance expectations. With this goal in mind, comprehensive efforts and strategic measures as well as meaningful and measurable key performance indicators (KPIs) have been defined to manage the NOVOMATIC AG Group’s non-financial development.

With the latest independent ratings by leading international rating agencies, NOVOMATIC’s strenuous efforts turned to account. Already in April 2020, internationally acclaimed ESG ratings firm Sustainalytics assessed NOVOMATIC AG to be at “Low risk of material financial impacts driven by ESG factors.” NOVOMATIC received an ESG Risk Ratings score of 18.8, placing it third among 80 international gaming companies rated by Sustainalytics and among the top 100 rated companies in the wider consumer services industry globally.

Rating agency ISS ESG also rates NOVOMATIC AG among the Electronic Devices & Appliances industry’s top tier with a “C-“ rating and a decile rank of 4 in a rating dating of June. VigeoEiris Rating attests the company rank 19th out of 43 versus its European peers in the TechnologyHardware Sector in the V.E’s ESG Assessment. NOVOMATIC AG receives “A” RepRisk Rating (www.reprisk.com) on a scale of D to AAA denoting “Low ESG Risk Exposure” based on RepRisk ESG data science.

Johannes Gratzl, Member of the Board of NOVOMATIC AG, says: “The consistently very positive assessments by leading international ESG rating agencies prove that our efforts to improve our non-financial performance and reduce risks related to Environmental Social Governance are being widely noted as above gaming industry average. We are very much aware of our responsibilities in terms of corporate governance as well as of the social and environmental impact of our business, and we work hard to take a proactive approach by implementing sound principles and best practices. For NOVOMATIC, topics like Responsible Entertainment, reducing the environmental footprint and occupational health and safety are part of our business philosophy.”

Greentube promotes Steven Batchelor-Manning to Director of Games Technology to spearhead innovation

VIENNA, November 19th 2020 - Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has appointed Steven Batchelor-Manning as Director of Games Technology to drive the company’s technological vision as it prepares to unveil a transformative igaming platform.

Having held various positions with the supplier for over eight years, including his most recent role as Lead Architect, Batchelor-Manning has been elemental in the development of Greentube’s brand new RGS platform. In his new appointment, he will lead on the delivery of cutting-edge technology which will allow the supplier to bolster its product catalogue with market-leading features.

Steven brings unique expertise on the application of modern technologies such as Machine Learning and Blockchain, as well as extensive industry experience to the new position. His knowledge of the product development cycle, specialisation in solving technical problems and experience working end-to-end of the product life cycle will be critical for Greentube as it prepares for a new phase of growth at the forefront of innovation.

Commenting on his appointment, Steven Batchelor-Manning said: “I am incredibly excited to take this step forward with Greentube to lead the delivery of modern technologies and expand our capacity to create market-leading content. My work within Greentube has been focused heavily on innovation, and I look forward to working with the team to bring our vision for the future to life.”

Michael Bauer, Greentube CFO/CGO, said: “Steven’s technical vision and ambition to leverage modern technologies is a major asset for Greentube and it’s been fantastic to watch his career advance within our company. As we start rolling out our innovative RGS platform in Q1 next year, Steven’s appointment comes at a critical time for our business and he will play a key part in driving the future direction of our games vertical.”

Novomatic's Greentube-Owned StarGames is Preparing for German Market Entry

18 November 2020. Greentube’s online gaming site StarGames, known in the industry as the first brand to offer the original Book of Ra™ title to online players in the German market, is set to apply for a nationwide licence in the country as new legislation comes into effect in July 2021.

The brand – now owned by Greentube Malta – has experience in the German market through its licensed operations in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. In anticipation of the expansion in the newly regulated German online gaming market, the operator recently released a landing page, which allows those interested to stay up-to-date with the latest developments around the brand.

As part of the preparations to enter the German market, StarGames is taking all steps necessary to ensure that its offering is compliant with the latest Responsible Gaming guidelines and regulations introduced to promote social responsibility and to minimise gambling-related harm. These new regulations include a “reality check” functionality, five-seconds spin intervals, cooling-off periods, a monthly deposit limit, stake and time limits as well as a ban on autoplay and progressive jackpots.

“We’re very excited about being able to fully operate in the regulated German market, and for players across the whole of Germany to be able to enjoy the fresh StarGames”, said Trevor De Giorgio, Managing Director of Greentube Malta. “We proved before in Schleswig-Holstein that we have the games, the technology, the knowhow and the security to offer players transparent, safe, top-quality gaming. While the new regulations certainly bring with them new challenges, we’re looking forward to once again delivering the best product and entertainment possible.”

Greentube Malta Ltd. will continue operating the brand, as it is currently doing in Schleswig-Holstein, and is currently applying for a Malta Gaming Authority licence. The company will also apply for a German online gaming licence as soon as such an opportunity will be made available.

Laszlo Pados, Brand Manager at Greentube, added: “There’s still a long way to go until the German market opens next July, but we’re already working on a lot of exciting features to make sure that the new version of StarGames.de will be a true market leader in the eyes of our customers.”

StarGames has yet to announce an official launch date for the new website, but updates on the new project can be found at https://www.stargames.info/de/

Hellenic Casino Corfu chooses myACP system

The latest installation of the myACP Casino Management System went live on October 28 th at the Casino Corfu in Greece.

Corfu Island is one of the favourite destinations for tourists travelling the Greek islands and famous for its unique traditions. Geographically, it is the northernmost and second largest of the Ionian Islands. Its capital city Corfu is the home of the Casino Corfu.

The recently renovated Casino Corfu is part of the Greek Vivere Entertainment Group operating three casinos across Greece. Casino Rio near Patras, Casino Thraki in Alexandroupoli and Casino Corfu each present innovative gaming technologies and state-of-the-art equipment that guarantees premium gaming entertainment for tourists and locals.

Casino Corfu is located at the ground floor of the 5-star Hotel Corfu Palace in the city of Corfu, just 5 minutes from the well-known Liston plaza, and overlooking Garitsa Bay. The Hotel complex was built in 1954 by the famous Greek architect Perikles A. Sakellarios and welcomes guests with a marvellous blend of lofty Ionian architecture and luxurious marble elegance.

The casino management is fully committed to a hospitality concept that combines international casino atmosphere with unsurpassed Greek service quality. It attaches great importance to the continuous improvement of the service, reliability of the game transactions for both slots and tables and maintaining a strong bond with the customers through a dedicated marketing and loyalty program.

In line with this constant pursuit of maximum facilitation of the customer journey and operational optimization, the casino management decided to implement the myACP Casino Management System across the gaming floor. The system went live in Corfu with the core Accounting, Control and Progressives modules as well as Player Tracking and Loyalty Club, Cashless and Live Gaming modules. As a central management, processing and reporting tool, it fully satisfies the latest compliance and reporting requirements of the Hellenic Gaming Commission.

A total of 111 slot machines and 15 live gaming tables are managed via the myACP system, enabling not only a centralized floor management but also smooth analysis and fully automated reporting processes in real time. The Cashless operation additionally helps reduce cash traffic within the casino, instead promoting secure cashless transactions and thus supporting the management’s complex set of safeguarding measures and strenuous efforts against the spread of COVID-19. The myACP Player Tracking and Loyalty Club employ targeted marketing activities via the promotional module and various customer-centric features that are seamlessly integrated with the cashless functionality.

Konstantinos Piladakis, CEO and Managing Partner of Vivere Entertainment Group, said: “The myACP system installation proves that in spite of the difficult economical and travel situation this year, the group’s vision for excellence in customer services and constant investment in leading gaming technologies will cement our position of one of the major casino operators in the region.”

Asterios Papaoikonomou, Director of Hellenic Casino Corfu, added: “The comprehensiveness of its functionalities, multiple modern features and the powerful architecture of the myACP Casino Management System make it an ideal tool to successfully navigate casino operations in dealing with the new industry challenges.”

“The uncertainties brought by the pandemic have shaped lots of businesses worldwide, especially in the land-based sector, but NOVOMATIC stays strong as ever and consistent with its superior product and customer support. Therefore, the recent myACP system installation in Greece adds value not only to our Casino Management System solution, but also to the brand,” said Sonya Nikolova, VP Sales Asia & Africa and myACP System Europe.

Greentube gains traction with market entry in Belarus after GrandCasino launch

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has made its market entry into Belarus after taking its popular content live with leading online casino operator GrandCasino.

The supplier’s online adaptions of iconic Multi-Gaminator titles such as Book of Ra™, Lucky Lady´s Charm™, Sizzling Hot™ and Dolphins Pearl™ are now available to Belarusian players. More top performing content from Greentube Collections, an exclusive portfolio which encompasses all the supplier’s games series, is set to be integrated soon.

Many of the titles will already be known to GrandCasino’s players through the operator’s well-established and popular land-based casino. The operator’s online brand has quickly flourished after being one of the first to be granted a licence to offer online games when the market opened in 2019.

Entering the Belarusian online market is another important step for Greentube as it continues to implement its growth strategy into regulated jurisdictions. In 2020, Greentube has taken its content live in new markets, with Denmark and Paraguay being the most recent ones, and has consistently expanded its presence in several other countries both in Europe and in Latin America.

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO at Greentube, said: “NOVOMATIC games are market leading in the land-based sector in Belarus, driving domestic as well as neighbouring tourist gamblers to our Gaminator slots, and we are now pleased that we can also offer them online with such a renowned operator as GrandCasino. It has been a successful year for Greentube so far, and this partnership and market entry is another jewel in our crown as we continue to expand and grow in regulated markets.”

Andrey Dvoretskov, Director of GrandCasino, said: “GrandCasino aims to create an innovative and secure gaming platform for our customers where they can enjoy a high-quality range of games. Our offering has been significantly strengthened by adding content from Greentube, a leading provider of slot games. We are thrilled to be the first operator in the country to provide their premium titles and look forward to a fruitful partnership.”

Celebrating 1 year of NOVOMATIC Linked success at Carnival City

Last year, the South African Carnival City Casino introduced NOVOMATIC’s latest products THUNDER CASH™ Link and CASH CONNECTION™ Charming Lady™ to its gaming floor – games which have become absolute favourites with the guests.

It’s been one year since NOVOMATIC’s THUNDER CASH™ Link and CASH CONNECTION™ Charming Lady™ launched in the PANTHERA™ 2.27 cabinet at one of South Africa’s major casinos near Johannesburg. Both Linked Progressives have since impressed at Sun International’s Carnival City Casino with excellent performance, way above floor average, and continue to thrill players with more than R2 million Rand of jackpot pay-outs to date. All this, in spite of COVID-19 restrictions and safeguarding measures that have been significantly reducing the number of active player positions on the casino floor during the past couple of months.

True to its name, the THUNDER CASH™ Link made a thundering impact at the casino. Players appreciate the choice of four thrilling titles featuring vivid graphics, player-friendly multidenomination and the most exciting Coin-Re-spin Feature which encourages them to collect more and more coins with chances to win the top Progressive prize. Likewise, the CASH CONNECTION™ Charming Lady™ has become a special darling with casino guests, thrilling them with pretty prizes in pink. The Lock & Spin feature is an absolute player highlight with instant prizes, bonuses and more and more chances for the big jackpots.

Deon Valkenborgh, Sales & Marketing Manager NOVOMATIC AFRICA, says: “Ever since the introduction of the two new Progressives to the gaming floor, both have consistently resided among the top-earning slots at Carnival City for the past year.”

Carnival City Slots Manager Karthy Padayachee adds: “Paying out more than R2 million Rand in Progressive Jackpots, these two themes are still unequivocally the most favourite machines being played at Carnival City. The CASH CONNECTION™ and THUNDER CASH™ themes are continuously providing players with endless excitement and entertainment.”

 

NOVOMATIC subsidiary ADMIRAL Sportwetten GmbH receives a sports betting licence in Germany

 After an extensive licensing procedure, NOVOMATIC subsidiary ADMIRAL Sportwetten GmbH, based in Rellingen (Schleswig-Holstein), is one of the first private providers to be granted a sports betting licence by the Darmstadt Regional Council. The company is now officially authorized to offer sports betting in the Federal Republic of Germany.

"The granting of this new sports betting licence once again confirms the high product quality and competence of the NOVOMATIC AG Group. This is the first time that the regulator has created a legally secure basis for private sports betting providers. It is an important step in order to be able to further expand our range of services, especially in the online and mobile sectors", emphasises Jürgen Irsigler, Managing Director of ADMIRAL Sportwetten GmbH.

Novomatic's Greentube Signs Distribution Partnership with Tecnalis

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division and Tecnalis, the Spanish gaming management platform, have signed a distribution partnership, with the latter adding premium gaming content from Greentube to its wide-ranging portfolio. The partnership will strengthen the supplier’s position in Latin American markets.

Thanks to the partnership, the Spanish platform will be able to offer Greentube’s full suite of slots, table games and video bingo titles, which are very popular in the Latin American market. Titles such as Book of Ra deluxe, Sizzling Hot deluxe, Mega Joker, Bruno Bingo and Diamond Link: Mighty Elephant will be made available to operating partners in the Latin American market.

Ensuring Greater Visibility in LatAm
Representatives from Tecnalis, which recently partnered with Betsoft, say that its latest partner is one of the biggest names in the industry and that this partnership will ensure greater visibility throughout Latin America.

“Greentube is certainly one of the big names in the industry. The quality of their games and their popularity is a guarantee of success. Thanks to this collaboration, Tecnalis is improving the content that we offer and Greentube is ensuring greater visibility throughout the Latin American market,” said Alejandro Serrano Zaera, COO Tecnalis.

Officials from Greentube, which recently signed a deal with Casino Gran Madrid, say that the Latin American market is one of the most important markets for Greentube and that they are thrilled about going live with operators in that region.

“Latin America is becoming an increasingly important region for Greentube. Tecnalis’ track record in Spanish-speaking markets is second to none. We are thrilled to have our content on the Alira platform and available to leading operators as we grow our presence in Latin America,” said Michael Bauer CFO/CGO at Greentube.

More About the Novomatic Brand
Greentube is a leading full-service provider in the iGaming industry, especially in the online and mobile gaming sector. The company is proud to be able to offer safe and secure casino entertainment to players around the world. As a part of the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, Greentube provides solutions that continue to shape the future of this ever-changing sector.

The company started its journey in 1997, launching a 3D sports game Ski Challenge. It changed its name to Greentube Internet Entertainment Solutions AG in 2000 and continued its journey as a pioneer in the development and provision of state-of-the-art gaming solutions. In 2010, Greentube became a proud member of the NOVOMATIC Group.

CASH CONNECTION™ Edition 1 launches at Spielbank Hamburg

Guests of Spielbank Hamburg will now find NOVOMATIC's new CASH CONNECTION™ Edition 1 at all four casino locations – with a mix of four exciting titles, a Progressive Link and integration with Hamburg's big jackpot feature, the 'Hamburg Jackpot'.

With its impressive flagship, Casino Esplanade, as well as the branches Casino Reeperbahn, Casino Mundsburg and Casino Steindamm, Spielbank Hamburg is a pioneer in terms of service quality, gaming technology and player protection and considered the city's leading venue for sophisticated casino entertainment. The gaming floors impress with an appealing ambience and a modern gaming offering, welcoming guests with premium entertainment utilising the latest technological innovations. NOVOMATIC gaming technologies have long been an integral part of the casino floor, with regular updates providing a fresh, new gaming experience utilising the latest products and attractions in the casinos.

With the latest update in early August, 22 PANTHERA™ 2.27 upright cabinets were fitted with the multi-game jackpot mix CASH CONNECTION™ Edition 1. The exciting new jackpot system is now implemented on eight machines at the Casino Esplanade, five at the Reeperbahn, four at the Casino Mundsburg and another five at the Casino Steindamm. However, due to the current COVID-19 distancing regulation for gaming floors, not all machines can presently be activated at once.

The CASH CONNECTION™ Edition 1 game mix comprises four titles with a diversity of themes that ensures there’s something for every taste and preference: Charming Lady™, Emperor's China™, Empress of the Pyramids™ and the fruit slot Sizzling Hot™. Each game offers, among many other highlights, an exciting Lock 'N' Win feature for attractive prizes and the chance to win one of the jackpots. Each machine bank is connected as a Progressive Link for the Grand, while the Major win level is set up as a Standalone Progressive within the game-mix on the individual machine. In addition, all CASH CONNECTION™ machines are part of a Wide Area Mystery Progressive, the extremely popular 'Hamburg Jackpot' that can be won in all four of the Spielbank Hamburg’s casinos.

Frank Herrmann, Operations Manager Casinos Esplanade and Mundsburg, is convinced that the combination of multi-game offer, Linked Progressive and Wide Area Progressive will become a favourite with the guests: "With this update, we are providing our guests with a new and extended selection of games, whilst maintaining the exact same number of machines on the floor. In addition, all CASH CONNECTION™ machines offer the respective win levels Grand, Major, Minor and Mini as well as the big Hamburg Jackpot. This makes the system certainly the most interesting in our casinos. We are certain that this expanded offer will be highly appreciated by our guests and prove a popular addition to our casinos in the long term.”

Greentube extends Lithuanian reach with TOPsport launch

The supplier’s all-time classic casino games are now available to TOPsport’s players, including world-popular titles Book of Ra™ deluxe, Lucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe and Sizzling Hot™ deluxe. More top performing content from Greentube Collections, an exclusive portfolio which encompasses all the supplier’s games series, is set to be integrated soon.

The partnership with TOPsport, the country’s largest online operator, expands Greentube’s reach in the market and cements its position as a go-to provider of quality casino content in regulated territories world-wide.

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO of Greentube, said: “As the market leader in Lithuania, TOPsport is the perfect partner to expand our reach in the country and further increase our leading position in the Baltics. Our classics series boasts a variety of titles that players love and will make a valuable addition to the operator’s platform.”

Gintaras Staniulis, CEO of TOPsport, said: “Greentube’s classic casino games are a must-have in the Lithuanian market, and we’re thrilled to now offer our players titles which have been mainstays of the online casino sector for years. We’re looking forward to integrating more of the supplier’s quality content in the coming months, enabling us to further diversify our offering with fun and engaging games.”

Greentube signs partnership with Casino Gran Madrid Online

Vienna, 2nd September - Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has extended its footprint in Spain after signing a distribution deal with leading operator Casino Gran Madrid Online.

The supplier’s online adaptions of popular land-based titles such as Book of Ra™ deluxe, Lucky Lady´s Charm™ deluxe, Sizzling Hot™ deluxe, Lord of the Ocean™ and Mega Joker™ will be available to Casino Gran Madrid Online’s customers as part of the agreement. In addition to NOVOMATIC’s iconic slot games, Greentube is also going to introduce the first in a series of novelty jackpot games under the Diamond Link™ brand.

Many of the titles in Greentube’s varied games portfolio are already familiar to the operator’s players, having gained popularity in its land-based venues. Founded in 1981, Casino Gran Madrid Group is one of the leading gaming firms in Spain, operating three land-based casinos alongside its rapidly growing online brand.

The partnership further strengthens Greentube’s presence in Spain with Casino Gran Madrid Online being the fourth operator to take on the supplier’s premium content in the country.

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO at Greentube, said: “Our games have proven very successful in the Spanish market, driven in parts by players already being familiar with our content from the land-based sector. Casino Gran Madrid Group is a leading operator in Spain and a long-standing partner to NOVOMATIC and we are thrilled to extend that partnership to further fuel the growth of the operator’s online brand.”

José Félix Herreros, Online Country Manager at Casino Gran Madrid Online, said: “Greentube’s games portfolio is packed with titles that are known worldwide for their innovative features and exciting game play. This partnership will enable us to attract an even wider audience to our existing online offering and will ensure players keep coming back for more.”

Greentube has recently expanded its reach with a host of new clients going live with its games in Belgium, Portugal, Romania and Switzerland, as well as launching with South American operators in Colombia and Paraguay.

NOVOMATIC and AINSWORTH consolidate sales efforts in APAC region

Ainsworth will be part of the new commercial and after-sales service structure for NOVOMATIC products in the APAC region.

NOVOMATIC has signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement with Ainsworth, whereby the Australian company will act as a sales and service unit for NOVOMATIC products in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia and New Zealand.

Newly appointed Ainsworth VP Business Development & Sales Asia Pacific, Robert Dijkstra, will be representing both brands. For the past five years prior to his new role, Robert represented NOVOMATIC in the Asia-Pacific region, working closely with Ainsworth.

NOVOMATIC’s Sales Manager Southeast Asia, Michael Barsin, will also join Ainsworth as of October 1st, 2020 continuing to serve the region from his Hong Kong base, representing both brands.

The NOVOMATIC product suite for the Asian region consists of leading slot machines, market-focused games and multi-game editions, ETGs, casino management and media systems, Linked Progressives as well as sports betting solutions. Ainsworth looks forward to introducing their impressive new suite of A-Star™ cabinets into the region, further complimenting its current portfolio of stand-alone, link progressive and multi-games.

“By bringing the two companies together we can increase the diversity of offerings to our customer base through the one channel. I am looking forward to overseeing this progressive development and believe it will benefit all stakeholders”, said Robert Dijkstra.

This new distribution and after-sales service structure will enhance the service and support network for the installed machine base, provide a strong commercial structure for existing and new customers and accelerate the expansion of NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth products in the Asia-Pacific region.

myACP Casino Management System offers new functionality to support social distancing measures on the gaming floor

The comprehensive casino management system’s new software release has now been upgraded with two new utilities that support operators in their efforts to provide a safe and hygienic gaming environment for their guests and staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest additions to the modular myACP Casino Management System’s basic functionalities have been developed in response to the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The two new features support operators in their floor traffic management, maintaining social distancing requirements by automating electronic gaming machine lock/unlock processes. After successful testing in various international markets, the new features have already proven their effectiveness with a number of operators and will be available for all customers, either on demand or automatically included with the next software release.

The new “Disinfection Lock” provides the functionality whereby the system automatically deactivates the individual EGM after each gaming session has ended; if no player interaction occurs within a predefined period of time, the system locks the machine and alerts the staff to the need to prepare the machine for the next player. Once they have been disinfected, they can be unlocked by the casino staff via the system, clean and ready for use by the next customer.

The second new feature is “Neighbour Machine Lock”. Operators can activate this functionality to automatically lock adjacent EGMs on the gaming floor once a gaming session starts at a machine and to also automatically unlock them, once it finishes. This ensures that social distancing measures are not flouted. This feature significantly supports operators to automate and optimize their floor traffic management, adhering to social distancing and safeguarding requirements while at the same time maintaining the maximum number of EGMs in operation. It puts the player at the centre of the gaming floor dynamics – moving from predetermined operator decisions to fluid player preferences and choices that automatically adapt the offer available on the gaming floor.

Attila Kun, NOVOMATIC Head of Casino Management Information Systems, is convinced that the new features will greatly enhance operators’ floor management in the face of the new regulations and requirements: “By automating relevant correlations of individual electronic gaming machines on the floor depending on their status, myACP provides an efficient tool to optimize floor traffic, increase guest safety and enhance the floor performance by offering what guests actually choose to play. In the face of these difficult times, when the industry relies on innovation and flexibility, we are especially happy to be able to make this product feature available to our customers to support their COVID-19 safeguarding measures.”

myACP is a modular casino management system that can be ideally adapted to meet the requirements of discerning gaming operators and most international gaming regulations. The flexible system is suitable for small arcades as well as large casino operations. Almost 1,200 gaming locations in 26 countries already trust this powerful tool. It runs on a fully protected internet connection based on secure firewall and encryption, utilising a highly secure data transfer protocol and providing full back-up of the database as well as offering the possibility of automated storage. Continuous development and system upgrades guarantee ongoing efficiency improvement on the gaming floor, while also delivering a state-of-the-art customer experience for players. myACP provides a proven and secure way to take control of the gaming operation, reduce costs and drive revenue.

Novomatic's Greentube Extends 888 Contract for Online Play in Italy

12 August 2020. Innovative supplier of iGaming solutions launches popular Italian land-based titles for online casino players

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has extended its successful partnership with 888, one of the world’s leading gambling and entertainment solutions providers, to launch its popular online titles in Italy on 888casino.

The deal will see 888casino host Greentube’s innovative adaptions of land-based titles, which have proven successful in the Italian market, and complements 888’s existing engaging online games portfolio. 888casino players in Italy will now have access to an even wider range of slot games including Greentube fan-favorite Book of Ra™ deluxe as well as Lucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe and Dolphin’s Pearl™ deluxe, which are due to go live soon.

Greentube’s games portfolio has built a loyal fan base in Italy since the supplier entered the market in 2018 and its new premium online slot content is highly anticipated.

Greentube’s content is now live with 888casino in several key markets, including Sweden where it recently launched its games offering with the operator.

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO of Greentube, said: “888 is one of the biggest brands in the industry and our successful partnership has enabled us to reach a wide player base in the regions we have entered together. We expect Italy will deliver equal success, and through this cooperation we will significantly strengthen our position in the country.”

Guy Cohen, SVP of B2C at 888, said: “At 888, we are focused on offering our customers a wide portfolio of engaging and entertaining content. With the addition of Greentube’s premium games portfolio to our Italian platform, customers can enjoy a variety of titles. We are excited by this partnership and look forward to building on it.”

More About the Developer

Greentube is a leading full-service provider in the iGaming industry, especially in the online and mobile gaming sector. The company is proud to be able to offer safe and secure casino entertainment to players around the world. As a part of the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, it provides solutions that continue to shape the future of this ever-changing sector.

The company started its journey in 1997, launching a 3D sports game Ski Challenge. It changed its name to Greentube Internet Entertainment Solutions AG in 2000 and continued its journey as a pioneer in the development and provision of state-of-the-art gaming solutions. In 2010, it became a proud member of the NOVOMATIC Group.

Novomatic's Greentube Launches Dice Portfolio in Belgium with Blitz Casino

Greentube, the Novomatic Interactive division, has launched a selection of its premium dice games with Blitz Casino in Belgium, extending the supplier’s reach in this unique European market.

Popular titles in Greentube’s dice portfolio including Book of Ra Dice, Dice Winner, Double Dice and Jackpot Dice are now live on Blitz.be. Other local favourites such as Crazy Slots, Hot Cubes and Always Hot Cubes have also launched, offering the operator’s players a vast selection of well-known dice games that have proven success in the market.

Blitz operates under a B+ licence issued by the Belgium gaming regulator, which permits the provision of online slot machine arcade games. The integration has been facilitated via the Gaming1 platform.

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO of Greentube, said: “Blitz is a growing force in Belgium’s online sector, and we are pleased to offer a bespoke selection of our locally renowned content to its customers. The popularity of dice games in Belgium is unique in Europe, and our portfolio has been tailored to suit these preferences, offering a wide selection of titles that consistently perform well in the market.”

Henk Wolff, Marketing Manager at Blitz Casino, said: “Greentube’s dice games are among the top favourites in Belgium, with iconic brands such as Book of Ra. The innovative and fun content meets the high standards that we have as an online casino. Our market-leading experience is what brings players to Blitz, and it is our top priority to only provide games that meet their needs and expectations. Greentube’s portfolio therefore makes a great addition to our offering and will serve as a key asset as we look to expand our customer base.”

"We are live again with many of our Group-wide gaming operations"

The various international operations divisions of the NOVOMATIC Group have implemented comprehensive COVID-19 measures and safety protocols to guarantee a safe and secure gaming environment for guests and employees.

“Safeguarding our guests and employees within our gaming operations is the number one priority in the organisation right now”, said Ryszard Presch, Member of the Board of NOVOMATIC AG. “During the past weeks, we’ve had plenty of time to prepare a comprehensive catalogue of safety measures and protocols for the day, when we would be able to welcome players again in our venues.”

The reopening plan for the gaming operations is strictly aligned with the various national governments’ reopening roadmaps as well as regional recommendations. While in some countries the goal to “flatten the curve” has already been achieved and, with the loosening of the economic restrictions, life gradually returns to something resembling normality, in other countries with a stronger pandemic impact, governments are still cautious. Accordingly, the reopening schedule for the gaming venues strongly depends on the respective national – and in some cases regional – COVID-19 policy.    

The NOVOMATIC catalogue of safeguarding measures for the gaming venues was developed by a multi-national committee of casino and arcade experts, strictly aligned to the recommendations of public health professionals. It is first and foremost based on extensive staff training to guarantee a high acceptance of all measures among employees and enable them to efficiently communicate the importance of adhering to safety requirements to guests while maintaining a welcoming atmosphere in the venues. Apart from the provision of personal protective equipment for guests, rigorous disinfection protocols for gaming equipment and fixtures were introduced. Physical spacers or extra space between individual seating positions, plexiglass panels at receptions and other desk positions plus a floor traffic management for critical areas further help to limit the physical interaction between staff and guests as well as among guests.

In the NOVOMATIC Group’s key markets of Germany, Italy and Spain, amongst others, as well as in the Balkans region, many arcades and casinos have successfully resumed operations following the relaxation of measures during the past weeks. Despite ongoing restrictions supporting health and safety measures, which are gratefully accepted by the guests, visitor numbers are recovering well and give reason for optimism.

In the UK, where leading B2C brands like Luxury Leisure Talarius trading as ADMIRAL have cemented the NOVOMATIC Group’s position as the leading arcade operator, the arcades currently remain closed. This is in spite of official confirmation that a re-opening that was announced for last week, but was then withdrawn with little notice. Still, preparations have been meticulously implemented to provide safeguarding for guests and staff alike and to warrant that the arcades now provide a safe and hospitable gaming entertainment environment ready to open as soon as the restrictions are lifted.

Ryszard Presch said: “We are now live again with many of our group-wide gaming operations under the various international brands. Whereas these brands and the re-opening schedules in the countries may differ, one thing remains the same for all of them: We will ensure that our customers not only are safe but also feel safe and welcome.”

About NOVOMATIC

The NOVOMATIC Group (including the NOVO SWISS AG and Novo Invest GmbH) is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs around 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in around 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 75 countries. The Group operates around 230,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land-based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services. Find out more at www.novomatic.com

NOVOMATIC: Harald Neumann resigns as CEO

Subtitle: Current board members Ryszard Presch and Johannes Gratzl will be new management team.

Gumpoldskirchen, February 28, 2020 (OTS) – The supervisory board of NOVOMATIC AG decided to accept a request from Harald Neumann to resign as CEO as of February 29, 2020 due to family reasons. Mr. Neumann will continue to have supervisory board functions and to advise the company on international projects.

“On behalf of company founder Prof. Johann Graf and the supervisory board of NOVOMATIC AG, I would like to thank Mr. Neumann for his great commitment as chairman of the management board over the past six years”, says Dr. Bernd Oswald, chairman of the supervisory board. “Mr. Neumann made a significant contribution to the successful expansion of the group. His personal wish to resign from his position at the end of the month was granted with regret”, he added.

Ryszard Presch and Johannes Gratzl will take over the management board responsibilities previously held by Mr. Neumann and will lead the company as a management team.

About NOVOMATIC
The NOVOMATIC Group (including the NOVO SWISS AG and Novo Invest GmbH) is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs around 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in around 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 75 countries. The Group operates around 230,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

Innovative casino management system from NOVOMATIC now in operation at the Casinò di Venezia

Only one year after the agreement between the Casino di Venezia and NOVOMATIC was signed, Italy's largest casino has put an innovative casino management and biometric access system into operation.

NOVOMATIC equipped both locations of the Casinò di Venezia with its comprehensive casino management system. A total of 650 gaming machines were easily shifted from the existing system to the new casino management system. NOVOMATIC Biometric SystemsTM (NBS) is currently the most innovative solution available on the market, fulfils all legal requirements, and thus offers the ideal solution for both casino operators and casino guests. In addition to modern access control, the system offers innovative jackpot solutions, bonus programs and e-wallet functionalities.

Dr. Alessandro Cattarossi, General Manager of the Casinó di Venezia, the world’s oldest established gaming house founded in 1638: “With this project we have placed great trust in the competence of NOVOMATIC. Today I can say that we are very satisfied with this collaboration and I thank NOVOMATIC for the work done.”

DI Ryszard Presch, NOVOMATIC Chief Operating Officer: “We are delighted to have won a renowned long-term partner with the Casinò di Venezia. We are working continuously to improve the gaming experience for the casino guest.”

 

About NOVOMATIC

The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 70 countries. The Group operates around 255,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

For more information, please contact:

Andrea Lehner Product Marketing NOVOMATIC AG

Mobile: +43 664 40 66 721 Office: +43 2252 606 626 alehner@novomatic.com

NOVOMATIC and IPG roll out Linked Progressives in Cambodia

The first NOVOMATIC linked progressive jackpots have been installed in Cambodia with local distributor IPG.

NOVOMATIC, through its distributor in Cambodia Indo Pacific Gaming (IPG), has brought its Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™ to multiple locations around Cambodia. From the start, the machines have created an instant impact amongst players with a variety of linked games including special versions of NOVOMATIC titles as well as new games. With large signage that creates a big impression on the casino floors, the linked progressive jackpot has been introduced on the latest PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 cabinet that features compelling graphics on a 43” curve screen. The games feature titles from the Fortunes series such as Asian Fortunes™, Voodoo Fortunes™, as well as leading games Book of Ra™ Mystic Fortunes and Goddess Rising™.

Loren Stout, VP of Operations and Sales IPG, said: “Our customers and partners are very pleased with the new NOVOMATIC installations thus far. Comments are positive, and we are continually impressed with the performance of the machines. We look forward to future additional placements and working with our partners to provide the very best machines and equipment we can fit to each specific market.”

Sonya Nikolova, VP Sales Asia & Africa, added: “The new game concepts and latest range of slot machines introduced to the markets in South-East Asia have been designed with the aim to respond to customer demand, but also to prove the strategic approach of NOVOMATIC to strengthen the brand recognition and customer satisfaction in the region. The efforts of our partners in supporting our mission are highly appreciated.”

About NOVOMATIC

The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 70 countries. The Group operates around 255,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

NOVOMATIC starts 40th Anniversary Countdown at ICE Totally Gaming

As NOVOMATIC embarks on its 40th anniversary year, the stand at ICE Totally Gaming will be a full display of modern gaming solutions, content and hardware for the various segments and markets of the international gaming industry.

For NOVOMATIC, 2020 is the year to celebrate 40 years of success, to say thank you to all who have been part of the journey so far and to also look to the future. The exhibition stand at ICE Totally Gaming in London will reflect the jubilee and invite show visitors to discover gaming technology innovation from the past, present and future. The attentive explorer will encounter a special vintage corner where NOVOMATIC looks back on classic product highlights and company milestones from the past 40 years. NOVOMATIC CEO Harald Neumann: “ICE 2020 will be a very special trade show for NOVOMATIC, especially since we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary this year. Accordingly, we will not only present our exceptional product portfolio but also review these 40 successful years with our customers and partners.”

Visitors to the NOVOMATIC stand are welcomed with the traditional Austrian hospitality as they embark on their tour across the exhibition stand to investigate what is new and exciting for their specific requirements. The Winning Technology portfolio on display for 2020 and beyond will serve every operator’s demands – from landbased casino and AWP products & systems, as well as biometric technologies for modern access solutions, to online gaming, sports betting and cash handling solutions.

Jens Einhaus, VP of International Sales, Europe & the Americas says: “I believe that with the very well balanced portfolio of new developments and “retro” games, we will see substantial growth in all areas of our landbased business and I can’t wait to present all the new products to our customers at ICE. Visitors should certainly make sure to use the opportunity to enjoy our special 40th anniversary offers at ICE.”

Casino gaming
In the landbased casino markets, Linked Progressives are a prevailing trend that European operators, too, have come to adopt. Based on their growing popularity, Links mark heavily in the casino segment of the NOVOMATIC stand, with dedicated single games, suites of games as well as multi-game compendiums featuring a great variety of linked progressive jackpot highlights. Among these, Asian themes will make for a few surprises with two brand new Asian Links premiering in London as well as the eye-catching Samurai Beauty™ that is making her first appearance in Europe with the V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 cabinet and impressive video wall signage featuring dedicated content. The MONEY PARTY™ Link with titles Fruity Fruity™ and Juicy Juicy™ will feature in the PANTHERA™ 2.27, as will the new CASH CONNECTION™ linked multi-game package with four titles. Also specifically targeting European operators are the BRILLIANT Link™ Collection 1 and SIZZLING Link™ multi-game offerings with a variety of colourful and thrilling titles presented in the V.I.P. Eagle™ III 3.27 and V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.27 cabinets.

Standalone jackpot titles like Dancing Tiger™, Dancing Lantern™ and Dragon Hits™ as well as the PAYDAY™ Progressives are set to have operators spoilt for choice. “Curve” is one of the buzzwords at this year’s NOVOMATIC show display, and operators will surely cherish what hides behind the name “Concurve 5”.

Ainsworth
The Australian supplier Ainsworth will again feature prominently on a dedicated section of the booth to showcase a full range of new content, as well as the latest multi-game mixes and some exciting new innovations, on display for European and international markets. Following the trending success of the Quick Spin series of games, Ainsworth will showcase a variety of new Quick Spin titles on both single-screen as well as dual-screen versions.

ETGs
NOVOMATIC Electronic Table Games (ETGs) are on display in the international casino section of the booth. The show demo setup of five EXECUTIVE SL™ 1.24 terminals is connected to live and automated Roulette wheels as well as featuring a selection of virtual games comprising Roulette, Black Jack, Baccarat, Caribbean Poker and Poker 3 as well as Sic Bo. Additionally, Impera’s LOTUS ROULETTE™ Pro table with six integrated player positions in an elegant black Roulette island unit will exhibit the seamless integration of slots with ETGs.

Systems
Specialists from Octavian present the latest modular functionalities of the myACP Casino Management System that support operators not only with casino floor management tools but also with comprehensive accounting and reporting, as well as modern CRM functionalities that fulfil the regulatory requirements for data provisioning (GDPR) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML). Moving on, visitors will learn about the advantages of biometric technologies for secure casino entrance control systems, as experts from NOVOMATIC Biometric Systems (NBS) showcase the system’s smooth entrance process for guests as well as its benefits in terms of a fully automated and secure implementation of Responsible Gaming measures.

AWP, Arcades & Pubs
The European AWP markets will be catered for by a number of subsidiaries, each with an array of market-specific and attractive offers for their respective arcade and pub segments.

NOVOMATIC Spain will present three product novelties for the Spanish arcade sector: NOVO LINE™ Power Link Premium HD, a new concept with 9 base games, including a brand new title Magic Window and a progressive jackpot that unleashes a shower of coins and endless prizes. Also a preview of Charming Lady™ - Cash Connection will be presented: a bank of three single-game machines with the “Lock & Spin” feature for the Linked jackpot and a fresh style of sounds and graphics. Both concepts will be shown in the spectacular new FUNMASTER 2.27 cabinet, with two 27” monitors, surround sound and an innovative three monitor sign providing an incredible gaming experience. Last but not least, a new compact eight-player version of the LOTUS ROULETTE™ will be shown, especially suited for smaller arcades and with a new jackpot system for additional prizes.

Along with NOVOMATIC Gaming UK’s casino products, also being showcased at ICE is NOVOMATIC Gaming UK’s innovative arcade product ‘A new kind of Magic Games’. The FV551 cabinet will be home to the latest exhilarating Cat C Magic Games Premium HD game pack, which will feature an immense combination of 21 new and classic game titles with an exciting £100 jackpot! This new addition to the arcade sector is set to take customers on a journey through time and space with its adventurous line up of games.

Sports betting
NOVOMATIC Sports Betting Solutions (NSBS) will highlight NovoPrime Sports, developed in partnership with Sportradar, as well as other solutions. The latest retail and online products of ADMIRAL Sportwetten and Millennium, including cash management solutions, will also be on show. For the burgeoning US sports betting market, NSBS will highlight the NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ self-service kiosk that is rolling out in growing numbers with leading US operators.

Cash Management
The latest NOVO Cash products from Germany’s LÖWEN ENTERTAINMENT present easy and user-friendly cash management equipment for international operations of all sizes. State-of-the-art technology and a flexible modular concept are two of the trademarks of the new NOVO Cash X6 money changer which is perfectly suited for any application – whether in the slot arcade, sports betting shop or casino. The new NOVO Cash Casino Master is a dedicated redemption terminal for the global casino markets with an attractive design, the highest security standards and the capacity to hold an incredible 15,000 banknotes.

Interactive
In the NOVOMATIC Interactive segment of the booth, romance takes centre stage as Greentube unveils a heart-stopping new slot. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, lovers of Greentube's Home of Games are in for a real treat as the company’s latest offer is set to provide a thrilling player experience with more twists and turns than a Shakespearian tragedy. Visitors to the NOVOMATIC Interactive section of the booth will be able to also try out online versions of classic NOVOMATIC landbased slots, adapted by Greentube for digital and mobile, as well as 2019’s smash hit release Diamond Link™: Mighty Elephant and the latest additions to the immensely popular Book of Ra™ series.

Thomas Graf, CEO of Greentube said: “Our quality portfolio has grown to over 400 slots, table games and bingo titles last year, thanks to a stellar roadmap of releases from our in-house and partner studios, providing a catalyst for commercial success over the past 12 months. Greentube’s rate of global expansion has been unprecedented, extending our geographical reach in new markets from Switzerland to Colombia, and we have entered the new year with a big appetite and capacity for further growth in emerging regions.”

 

About NOVOMATIC

The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 70 countries. The Group operates around 255,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts. Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

 

For more information, please contact: Andrea Lehner Product Marketing NOVOMATIC AG Mobile: +43 664 40 66 721 Office: +43 2252 606 626 alehner@novomatic.com

NOVOMATIC Winning Technology going strong in France

Leading gaming equipment made in Austria has a strong footprint in the Golden Palace Casino located in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. This new casino belongs to the renowned Belgian Class II casinos operator Golden Palace Group, and opened in mid-2019, it welcomes guests to a state-of-the art gaming and dining offer.

The Golden Palace Group is Belgium’s leading operator in the Class II casinos segment, with an estate that comprises some 45 gaming halls and four sports betting shops across Belgium as well as a well-established online casino gaming and sports betting offer. Looking back on over 55 years of experience, the group owes its success the excellent quality of its products and services as well as a strong commitment to its social responsibilities. The latest addition to the Golden Palace business is a brand new land-based casino in France.

The new Golden Palace Casino is the group’s first live casino. It is located half an hour’s drive south of Calais, in Boulogne-sur-Mer, a major French fishing port and home to a well-developed fishing industry. The casino re-opened in July under the new Belgian management, boasting some 100 gaming machines and Roulette terminals as well as a broad offer of the most popular casino games, Roulette, Black Jack and Poker. 60 percent of the gaming equipment pertains to NOVOMATIC Winning Technology – in total 53 cabinets of the most modern variety as well as five Ainsworth machines. Guests, who fancy a break from gaming and like to enjoy excellent Belgian cuisine, are well advised to visit the casino’s restaurant ‘Mon cousin Belge’.

Featuring strongly in the slot floor are V.I.P. style machines like the V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32, V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 or the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. Royal 2.65 – each with an integrated chair providing maximum comfort for the guests and a gaming choice that keeps them on the edge of their seats. The PANTHERA™ 2.27 offers players the CASH CONNECTION™ Link, and PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 boasts the latest curve content in the NOVO LINE™ Interactive Concurve Edition 4 as well as a great variety of single games with titles such as Asian Dragon™ hot, Great American Wilds™, Voodoo Fortunes™ and many more. The GAMINATOR® Scorpion 2.24 rocks the floor with the THUNDER CASH™ Link and Superia-Games Premium Edition 2.

The ETG area of the Golden Palace Casino boasts a LOTUS ROULETTE™ Pro unit with six integrated player positions plus a NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II installation for electronic Roulette with 14 connected EXECUTIVE SL™ terminals. Ainsworth features with the A600® and A640® cabinets with Mad Millions as well as the Super Charged 7S and Super Lite Vegas game mixes. Also, the myACP casino management system has been implemented at the casino with a number of modules and functionalities that facilitate the smooth and efficient casino operation in full compliance with the provisions of modern data processing regulations (GDPR), Anti-Money Laundering standards (AML) as well as the French Gaming Law.

Massimo Menegalli, President of Golden Palace: “Next to the quality NOVOMATIC is known for and which is one of the main reasons we are working with NOVOMATIC for years now in Belgium as distributor and operator, we are pleased to start working with them also in France. We are convinced that also the French customers will like these new gaming technologies. Furthermore, I was impressed by the speed and alertness with which NOVOMATIC helped us to furnish our Golden Palace casino in Boulogne-sur-Mer, we managed to this in two weeks’ time.”

David Rivière, General Director NOVOMATIC France adds: “It was a pleasure to support Golden Palace with their first casino project. We wish them every success and would like to say ‘Thank you’ for their trust and support.”

NOVOMATIC Key Account Director for Germany, BENELUX, Iceland, Portugal & France, Robert van Roosendaal said: “I would like to congratulate the Golden Palace Group on the elegant style and attractive gaming offer of their first casino operation. It is plain to see with how much proficiency and attention to detail this casino has been designed, and it is very gratifying that NOVOMATIC gaming equipment has been selected to feature with such a large number of units.”

Casino ADMIRAL Granada celebrates the opening of the first Casino in the region for nearly 100 years

On November 29, the NOVOMATIC Group celebrated the opening of its third casino operation in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia in Spain. After months of intensive renovation, the new casino opened its doors for the public to enjoy the excellent gaming, betting, dining and leisure offerings.

More than 800 guests, among them numerous invitees from the local politics and economy, attended the opening celebration of Casino ADMIRAL Granada. A varied entertainment program and culinary highlights gave a foretaste of what locals and tourists can expect from this new attraction. NOVOMATIC operates three casinos in the south of Spain, Casino ADMIRAL San Roque, which was the first acquisition of the company in this region, Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla, which opened its doors earlier this year, and the newest member, Casino ADMIRAL Granada.

Within the tourist centre “El Capricho” in Monachil, which includes a luxury hotel, a congress centre and a bullring, NOVOMATIC found the perfect location for the group’s third casino operation in Andalusia. The casino lies in close proximity to the city centre of Granada, surrounded by various restaurants and shops. It welcomes guests with state-of-the-art gaming equipment, comprising 110 video slots with five different Jackpots, an electronic Roulette installation and a broad live gaming offer with several tables for American Roulette, Black Jack and Caribbean Stud Poker.

Regularly hosted Poker tournaments will provide splendid entertainment for the Poker community of the region. Another highlight is the “ADMIRAL Arena” – a modern sports bar where guests can enjoy live broadcasts of sports events on large video walls in a relaxing atmosphere together with refreshments, drinks and international cuisine.

To complete the high-quality entertainment and gaming offer, the Casino ADMIRAL Granada brought one of the most famous Asian restaurants from Seville to Granada: Kaori, which is famous for its exclusive variations of Sushi and excellent Teppanyaki dishes. The full-service offer at Casino ADMIRAL Granada is completed by a multifunctional event venue, equipped with state-of-the-art event and show technology. It is the perfect place to organize social events, seminars or business presentations.

Manfred Schartner, Managing Director ADMIRAL Casinos Spain, who welcomed the guests to this special evening program of culinary delights and entertainment, underlined the importance of the community of Andalusia for NOVOMATIC and ADMIRAL: “In our new casino in Granada, we offer innovative premium entertainment. Andalusia is a very important market for ADMIRAL and NOVOMATIC: three of the six casinos in the region are operated by our group."

NOVOMATIC: Austrian highlights at BEGE Expo 2019

Amidst two awards won on the occasion of the event and a broad portfolio of Winning Technology presented within a new stand design, the key highlight for NOVOMATIC at the recent Balkan Entertainment & Gaming Expo (BEGE Expo) 2019 was the great customer interest and excellent footfall at this major gaming event for the region. The local subsidiaries made sure to welcome all visitors and guests in true Austrian style.

At the 12th edition of BEGE Expo, the NOVOMATIC stand welcomed show visitors with a great variety of market-specific offers presented in the most popular cabinets like the PANTHERA™ series, the V.I.P. Lounge™ cabinets and the V.I.P. Eagle™ I 3.32 – with Winning Technology to suit player preferences as well as operators' requirements and economic considerations.

Regional best-sellers have traditionally been multi-game mixes comprising the most popular NOVOMATIC video slot classics – and a variety of these were on display at BEGE: The Legend Gaminator® 1T multi-game edition with 43 legendary titles, Superia Games Premium Mix 2 with 43 games, NOVO LINE™ lnteractive Edition X1 with 30 titles, NOVO LINE™ lnteractive Concurve Edition 4 comprising five games for single screen curve cabinets and lmpera Line™ HD Edition 7 boasting 53 titles. This last powerful package of performers was also the winner of the show organizer's "BEGE EXPO Award" in the "Game Content" category, which the local team was honoured to receive next to an honorary award for the long-term support of the show. Additionally, the lmpera Line™ HD Edition 7 game mix demonstrated the integration of slot and ETG offerings with a live link to a LOTUS ROULETTE™ Pro ETG Roulette installation with six player stations.

Game-synchronized XL LED effects, two 32" HD screens as well as a tilted slant top base featuring a TouchDeck™ player interface are the key features of the V.I.P. Eagle™ I 3.32, which combines all the advantages of a slant top with the high visibility of a stylish upright cabinet. Operators clearly recognized the outstanding potential of this machine as an attractive spotlight on the casino floor. The Lucky Lady character certainly needs no introduction in the international gaming industry – and at BEGE, visitors were delighted to encounter her casting Wild Spells in a game concept that premiered in the region: Lucky Lady's Wild Spell™.

Milos Pejic, NOVOMATIC Regional Manager SEE Gaming Operations, said: “With this year's exhibition stand concept, we have deviated from traditional show concepts and instead brought a touch of Vienna to Sofia. We are very grateful for the excellent customer feedback we received at the show, and the great interest in our portfolio of products and solutions for the Balkan markets. Especially the new V.I.P. Eagle™ I 3.32 cabinet hits a note with the operators of the region and also the Lucky Lady's Wild Spell™ game title ranges high among the visitors' favourites.”

Mexican casino industry assembles for V.I.P. Experience 2019

On November 20, key executives and leading casino operators from the Mexican casino industry gathered at the W Hotel in México City for the annual V.I.P. Experience, hosted by the local NOVOMATIC subsidiary NOVOMATIC México. The event has already become a traditional meeting place for customers to join the NOVOMATIC team and get hands-on with the latest novelties presented at G2E in Las Vegas, just a month prior.

The fourth V.I.P. Experience took place on November 20 in Mexico City, in one of the city’s most exclusive hotels, W Hotel. Some 100 guests and leading operators of the Mexican industry were welcomed in a beautifully decorated Book of Ra™-style Egyptian setting to enjoy food and drinks, great company as well as an exclusive presentation of the latest NOVOMATIC product news they may have missed in Las Vegas. Jens Einhaus, NOVOMATIC VP of International Sales, Europe & The Americas and Max Bauer, NOVOMATIC regional VP of Latin America and the Caribbean joined the local Mexican team headed by Thomas Borgstedt, Managing Director and Judith Barrientos, Commercial & Marketing Manager NOVOMATIC México to discuss products and business strategies with the guests.

One of the highlights on display was the THUNDER CASH™ Link featuring the title Empress of the Pyramids™ in the elegant PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 cabinet. This Linked Progressive guarantees hours of entertainment with thrilling feature gameplay and exciting jackpot thrills. Another title that perfectly blended in with the evening’s Egyptian theme, was Princess of the Nile™, part of NOVOMATIC Americas’ PAYDAY™ Standalone Progressives series, presented in the PANTHERA™ 2.27 cabinet. Also other popular Egyptian titles such as Pyramid Fortunes™ and Goddess Rising™ were on display – as was a selection of titles for the thriving Mexican Bingo segment, including Bruno Bingo™ or the Lucky Lady™ Bingo, presented in the V.I.P. Lounge™ cabinet.

The friendly gathering in a relaxed atmosphere continued into the night, as a DJ filled the room with music and guests enjoyed conversation and cocktails. Several raffles took place with prizes like headphones, Bluetooth speakers, a go pro camera and smart home devices.

Judith Barrientos said: “It is our customers, who really make this event a tradition and a success. We would like to thank them for joining us for this great evening, and also for their trust and support. We saw great interest in the products we brought here, especially in the THUNDER CASH™ Link and the PAYDAY™ Progressives. This kind of product continues to be a big topic in the US, and this is very much reflected in the Mexican market. With our portfolio, we can offer our customers an excellent choice of titles that will certainly inspire their guests – and more is to come in 2020, when NOVOMATIC will celebrate its 40th anniversary…”

NOVOMATIC Group Opens Casino in Skopje

On Sunday, November 17, the NOVOMATIC Group celebrated the opening of its second casino operation in North Macedonia. The casino complies with the highest Responsible Gaming standards, using the latest biometric technology from NOVOMATIC Biometric Systems (NBS).

The casino is located in the building complex that houses the Marriott Hotel Skopje, which opened in 2016 directly on the main square of the North Macedonian capital. In addition to the 164-room hotel, the premises are now home to a state-of-the-art casino with an exclusive ambience and state-of-the-art gaming equipment across four levels. In the immediate vicinity are the lively pedestrian area as well as numerous attractions of the city centre.

Since the opening of NOVOMATIC Group's largest casino, the Casino Hotel FlaminGo Gevgelija in 2014 and its expansion in 2016, NOVOMATIC has firmly established its position as a casino operator in the Balkans. With the new Casino FlaminGo Skopje, the Group has now further expanded and strengthened its casino expertise in the region.

Modern Responsible Gaming
After about eight months of restructuring work – from April to November 2019 – and investments in the millions, the casino has now opened its doors: featuring some 2,600 sqm with 290 state-ofthe- art gaming machines, a generous live gaming area with 12 tables (6 Roulette tables, 6 card tables), a large bar with an extensive range of snacks and the "Cigars' Bar", where guests can take a break in a relaxed atmosphere. More than 130 employees guarantee a smooth operation and premium service.

Fulfilling the highest Responsible Gaming standards, Casino FlaminGO Skopje is the first casino in North Macedonia to be equipped with NOVOMATIC Biometric Systems (NBS): The gaming regulation requires casino visitors to register upon their initial visit to a gaming venue. Revisiting guests can pass the casino access control by means of database verification by fingerprint. This ensures fully automated player protection processes as well as a guaranteed protection of minors through e.g. the denial of access for underage guests or for players who are blocked due to a display of problematic gaming behaviour.

Opening concert
More than 800 guests – including the Mayor of the city of Skopje Petre Shilegov and the Austrian ambassador to North Macedonia Dr Georg Woutsas – came to the big casino opening and were treated to a varied entertainment program as well as culinary delights. Before the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Dr Bernd Oswald, NOVOMATIC Chairman of the Supervisory Board, welcomed the guests and extended the best wishes on behalf of NOVOMATIC founder Professor Johann F. Graf.

To celebrate its opening, the Casino FlaminGo Skopje invited the whole city for a free concert of the legendary band "Bijelo Dugme" and local superstar Goran Bregovi? on the main square, right in front of the casino entrance. Accompanied by the raging applause of about 25,000 enthusiastic fans, the band played one hit after another.

Regional Manager Milos Pejic, who developed the project together with Aleksandar Simovi?, said: “With this casino, we have definitely set a new standard in the region.”

About NOVOMATIC
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 70 countries. The Group operates around 255,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

NOVOMATIC welcomes visitors in true Austrian style at BEGE 2019

With the Balkan Entertainment & Gaming Expo (BEGE) 2019 upcoming, NOVOMATIC is preparing an impressive array of Winning Technology. From November 20-21, stand #2.2-3 at Sofia’s Inter Expo Center will welcome show visitors with an authentically Austrian presentation of popular and new gaming highlights for the region.

Key favourites, among both the region’s players and operators, are certainly multi-game mixes. Plenty of these will be on display at the NOVOMATIC booth – in a variety of cabinets to suit player preferences as well as operators’ requirements and economic considerations.

Both versions of the elegant black PANTHERA™ cabinet will be presented with the latest NOVO LINE™ content. The multi-screen version PANTHERA™ 2.27 will feature the NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X1 with 30 games that offer an epic world of adventures in one powerful package while the single-screen upright version PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 presents the NOVO LINE™ Interactive Concurve Edition 4 comprising five curve games with gripping features.

Impera-Line™ HD Edition 7 boasts gaming and winning varieties across 53 titles – it will be on display in various cabinets such as the V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32, the V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 and the new V.I.P Eagle™ I 3.32. This cabinet with its refined slant-top design brings high visibility and top performance to the gaming floor, combining the stylish upright design of two 32" HD screens with a tilted slant top base featuring a TouchDeck™ player interface. The cabinet’s XL LED effects synchronize with the game and create an intense game experience and attractive spotlight in the casino.

All machines featuring the Impera platform will also be linked to the LOTUS ROULETTE™ Pro ETG Roulette island with six player stations, enabling show visitors to experience the seamless integration of slot and ETG game offerings, live at the show.

Another highlight for the visitors and guests at the NOVOMATIC booth will be the market premiere of the Lucky Lady’s Wild Spell™ title that reinvents the hugely popular Lucky Lady character with an entirely new Wild feature – in Sofia the Lucky Lady will charm her admirers in the V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43. Fans of NOVOMATIC classics in a highly competitive package will appreciate the presentation of The Legend Gaminator® 1T multi-game edition with 43 legendary titles in the FUNMASTER 2.24 or the Superia Games Premium Mix 2 with 43 colourful titles in the GAMINATOR® Scorpion 2.24.

Elsewhere on the booth, the Ainsworth A600 and A640 machines will present the powerful Mega Choice Fortune and Multi Win 3 game-packages with a variety of thrilling titles from one of Down Under’s top manufacturers.

About NOVOMATIC

The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 70 countries. The Group operates around 255,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

NOVOMATIC Americas celebrates best G2E ever

A gripping range of products for the US and neighbouring markets was met with eager customer interest and excellent footfall at the NOVOMATIC booth in Las Vegas. This year’s G2E will go down in show history as ‘the best G2E ever’.

Shining in the centre of the product presentation was the marvellous Samurai Beauty™ installation with 2x3 V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 cabinets propped against a double-sided 4x3 LED screen video wall featuring game-specific, choreographed content for a high-visibility game presentation. Visitors were stoked not only by the visuals but also by the smooth gameplay of the gripping new, Asian-themed linked progressive that was presented with a photo booth featuring two real-life Samurai Beauties plus some befitting stage props.

Venturing deeper into the NOVOMATIC booth, visitors discovered more linked progressives for the US market: the MONEY PARTY™ Link featuring titles Fruity Fruity™ and Juicy Juicy™ as well as the THUNDER CASH™ Link, already a highlight in a growing number of US casinos. The PAY DAY™ Progressives series was extended with a fourth title, PAY DAY™ Plus which premiered at the show, adding a classic, straightforward version with thrilling multiplier bonus features to the set.

US Commercial, Tribal and VGT operators were treated to a broad suite of products and award-winning technology to boost their operations: games and game mixes, progressive jackpots, sports betting kiosks, system solutions and ETGs were on full display at G2E 2019. Located in the centre of the NOVOMATIC booth was an authentic sports lounge, featuring the NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ self-service sports betting kiosk – a hit product for US casino customers inclined to integrate a sportsbetting offer in their portfolio using a self-service terminal that fulfils the highest casino standards in terms of security, maintenance and style.

Especially for the VGT markets in Illinois and Pennsylvania, new mixes were on display – and the modular myACP casino management system showcased new player recognition modules for VGT operators in Illinois, including a new NOVO Rewards™ player recognition kiosk.

“This year’s G2E was really exceptional, maybe the best ever and I have heard that from all our sales teams as well,” said Jens Einhaus, VP of International Sales Europe & Americas. “We had excellent customer traffic on the NOVOMATIC booth – not only in terms of quantity but also in terms of quality – and a lot of specific interest from US and Latin American decision-makers. It makes me proud to see how we finally hit the target with our development focus for the US.”

Robert van Roosendaal new NOVOMATIC Key Account Director

With immediate effect, Robert van Roosendaal (48) has been appointed as the new NOVOMATIC Key Account Director for Germany, BENELUX, Iceland, Portugal & France. Robert van Roosendaal is a gaming industry expert with many years of sales experience.

In line with the internal restructuring process and the continued expansion of market leadership in key European casino markets, Robert van Roosendaal is now responsible for the distribution of the complete portfolio of casino products in Germany, Iceland, Portugal, the BENELUX countries and France. He reports into Jens Einhaus, VP International Sales, Europe & The Americas.

“With Robert van Roosendaal we have been able to assign this key position – especially in the German and French casino markets – to an expert with extensive sales experience as well as excellent market and product knowledge,” says Jens Einhaus.

Robert van Roosendaal joined NOVOMATIC AG in 2016. After a number of sales-related projects, he was most recently Senior Manager Global Sales for Emerging Markets. Prior to joining NOVOMATIC, he held senior sales positions with renowned manufacturers in the casino industry. Robert van Roosendaal is married, with three children and lives with his family in Hilversum, the Netherlands.

About NOVOMATIC

The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 70 countries. The Group operates around 255,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

U.S. sports betting kiosk invasion: Enter NOVOMATIC ActionBook™

Betting kiosks, which are popular in Europe, have launched into the United States and are captivating operators and bettors alike with their multiple benefits. As more states in the North American market are legalizing sports betting, NOVOMATIC Americas has met the demand to cater to the rapidly expanding casino customer base — and they have propelled themselves into the world of gaming kiosks and sports betting at a frenzied pace.

With the proven growth in the sports betting segment, casinos continue to streamline their betting processes. Sports betting kiosks paired with premium software will be a critical factor in making that happen. These entirely automated self-service betting stations offer the full suite of wagering options that customers would expect: both pre- and in-game, including parlays and proposition bets. They are designed to provide an intuitive user experience with simple navigation in the betting menu as well as live odds and live feeds from the games. Convenience, speed, and choice all improve the sports betting experience. Sports betting kiosks like the NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ process more bets per hour and offer multiple betting options that promote a quick pick style of playing. The increase in speed and betting volume allows operators to maximize betting opportunities and to capitalize on high volume betting periods, inevitably increasing revenues.

The NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ provides a turn-key, proven and ergonomic hardware solution with outstanding graphic capabilities and partners with the world’s best sports betting software and sportsbook providers. The NOVOMATIC design team in Austria relies on many years of experience and expertise gathered in the Group’s proprietary sports betting operations across Europe to refine and develop popular and bettor-friendly technology. U.S. operators have complimented the kiosk’s touchscreen interface, praising the short learning curve for both bettors and employees.

The kiosk is quick and easy to install and supports operators with intuitive maintenance routines and reliable hardware technology. The NOVOMATIC ActionBook’s security conscious design and door locking mechanism comply with casino security standards, providing a reliable barrier against unauthorized manipulation. Operators can also choose from a variety of secure cash handling solutions including TITO compatible printers, banknote acceptors, card readers and barcode scanners that facilitate user-friendly cash and non-cash processing as well as customized player card options.

During the first week that the kiosks were launched at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, the initial numbers shared indicated that the majority of all handle was kiosk driven. Currently, NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ kiosks are operating at Rivers Casinos, SugarHouse Casino, Resorts Casino, Parx Casino, Parx Casino Turf Club, and rolling out at Penn National Gaming locations across North America. The most recent installation is at French Lick Casino, in French Lick Indiana. With those kiosks, NOVOMATIC Americas has approximately 200 units in the field, and the shipping rate continues to grow.

Rick Meitzler, President and CEO of NOVOMATIC Americas said: “The commitment to providing the absolute best product and player experience is what inspires everyone within NOVOMATIC. Our kiosk will continue to evolve and is already a clear favourite, as the recent announcement with Penn National reinforces: We are the kiosk provider, powered by Kambi for Penn National Gaming and we are also the kiosk provider of choice for Rush Street Interactive. We make a superior betting kiosk that sets a market standard, and we provide tremendous long-term support and service.”

The NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ will be shown at G2E, booth #1259, within the Sports Betting Lounge area.

NOVOMATIC Americas reveals the latest gaming entertainment at G2E 2019

NOVOMATIC Americas will present its latest gaming innovations at the Sands Exposition Center in Las Vegas from October 15-17th, booth #1259. NOVOMATIC Americas will once again offer an impressive exhibition of Winning Technology as well as their latest in games and equipment.

An extensive product portfolio that showcases brand new games and game mixes, progressive jackpots, sports betting kiosks, system solutions and ETGs for the U.S. and surrounding markets will be on full display at G2E 2019. Commercial, Tribal, and VGT operators will be able to experience the wide-ranging product suite available and understand how NOVOMATIC Americas’ award-winning technology can boost their operations.

“We are focused on progressives and launching several new progressive product lines: PAY DAY™ Progressives with the new Pay Day™ Plus, the MONEY PARTY™ Link including Fruity Fruity™ and Juicy Juicy™ and our THUNDER CASH™ Link are all designed for a complete progressive entertainment experience,” says Rick Meitzler, President and CEO of NOVOMATIC Americas. “In terms of progressives, we will also showcase the new Samurai Beauty™, and customers shouldn’t miss this high-visibility presentation using the giant video wall and choreographed content. This package was a highlight at ICE in London, and we are bringing the U.S. version here to present this product in a unique style.” 

Spearheaded by the fantastic success of the THUNDER CASH™ Link, available on the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 and the V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 which both feature the curved 43” 4K displays, various cabinet sizes for all-sized venues will showcase a selection of new games. Featuring among them are Dragon Hits™ as well as Prize of the Nile™ and Prized Panda™ – both part of the PAY DAY™ Progressives family – from the NOVOMATIC Americas Mount Prospect games studio.

The THUNDER CASH™ Link jackpot will show progressive prowess with popular and diverse themes like Emperor's China™, The Great Conqueror™ and Empress of the Pyramids™. The MONEY PARTY™ Link will premiere Juicy Juicy™ and Fruity Fruity™ on the PANTHERA™ Curve
1.43, and Samurai Beauty™ with its beautiful presentation will command attention on the NOVOMATIC stand.

The PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43, V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43, and V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 cabinets continue to bring top performance to North American gaming floors. These and other popular NOVOMATIC cabinets, like the PANTHERA™ 2.27 will be also presented with a variety of multigame editions for the international and Latin American markets.

The established NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II platform will demonstrate the multiple variations of the popular ETG system showcasing the latest in side-betting features.

New mixes for the Illinois and Pennsylvania VGT markets will have a dedicated booth-within-abooth location, and exciting products premiering in Puerto Rico will not disappoint. The scalable and modular myACP casino management system will be featured with new player recognition programs for the Illinois and Pennsylvania VGT markets including a new NOVO Rewards™ player recognition kiosk.

Capitalizing on the incredible success of the NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ self-service sports betting kiosk, the prominent placement in the NOVOMATIC sports lounge will allow customers to experience the latest in customer sports betting capabilities.

Executives of the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, Greentube, will also be present at the booth in Las Vegas to discuss the capabilities of new online and social gaming products.

“This year has been one of tremendous growth for us,” stated Meitzler. “With the success of our THUNDER CASH™ Link, our NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ kiosk and so much more, 2019 has been a good year and this G2E is a celebration of that!”

Visitors to the Ainsworth section of booth #1259 will see the evolution of the popular QuickSpin® brand with more than ten titles that offer innovative uses of the giant wheel on the sleek A640
portrait screen cabinet. High performing titles such as Super Charged 7s, Super Lantern 8s, Super Crystal 7s and the recently released MultiPlay Super Charged 7s will take centre stage alongside new concepts such as Turbo Charged 7s, Super Lit Vegas and Super Charged 7s Classic.
Additionally, Ainsworth will show Super Sonic 7s, a version of Super Charged 7s built for the EVO® and A600 dual screen cabinets.
Ainsworth High Denomination content has been among the top earning games in North America for several years. At the Las Vegas show, Ainsworth will show how this top performing content is being leveraged across platforms, as titles like Mustang Money 2, Dollar Chief, Dollar Action and Grand Dragon can now be placed on single-screen cabinets, including the A640 and A560SL Noir.

Elsewhere in AGT’s high limit area, casino operators can check out the premiere of two new Symbol Driven Linked Progressive games built specifically for high denom: Kanga Riches and Fortune Ox, each take the success of strong math models and combine it with fresh art and a thrilling progressive jackpot chase. In total, the Ainsworth product display will be comprised of more than 125 gaming cabinets. Which highlight the broad offer for customers in Class III, Class II, Tribal Lottery System and Historical Horse Racing markets.

NOVOMATIC product upgrade in Korea’s premium gaming destination

From world class gaming to a luxury resort destination, Kangwon Land represents the best of Korean hospitality culture and leisure offers. The latest installation of 68 NOVOMATIC gaming machines further augments the casino’s international approach in terms of gaming technology and games on Korea’s only gaming floor, where Korean residents are permitted to indulge in gaming.

Set in the beautiful and breath-taking mountains of the Gangwon Province lies one of Korea's most famous and popular leisure resorts: Kangwon Land comprises the High 1 Ski and Golf Resort including the hotel & casino and is operated by the national government, together with the provincial office of Gangwon-do. Among a total number of 17 casinos in Korea, Kangwon Land Casino is the country’s largest and the only one where not only foreign visitors, but also Korean residents are allowed to play. Sophisticated interior design, a relaxed ambience and first class service guarantee maximum convenience for the guests and also, in terms of gaming technology, the casino management puts great value on a varied offer that meets the most modern international standards.

State-of-the-art gaming equipment from Austria has long been a part of the gaming offer on the casino floor. Friendly business relations go back to 2009, and over the years, the casino has regularly stocked up on NOVOMATIC gaming equipment. The Kangwon Land casino floor offers its guests exclusive gaming entertainment on some 200 live gaming tables, 208 ETGs and 1,360 slot machines. Working hard to maximize the footprint of NOVOMATIC gaming technologies in Korea, NOVOMATIC’s long-term distribution partner, Korea Gaming Solution (KGS), has recently been able to further augment the steady stock of NOVOMATIC games in the casino: A total of 68 video slots have been installed, increasing the total count of NOVOMATIC machines on the casino floor to 280 units or over 20% of the floor share.

This latest addition includes the PANTHERA™ 2.27 cabinet, the proven DOMINATOR® Curve 1.43 as well as the GAMINATOR® Scorpion 2.24 – each with a selection of games that ideally meet the preferences of the casino guests: NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X, NOVO LINE™ Interactive Premium Editions 2 & 3 and the NOVO LINE™ Interactive Concurve Edition 3. This broad selection of NOVOMATIC game content ideally complements the gaming offer at Kangwon Land Casino.

Mr. Sang-Rae Lee, Slot Manager at Kangwon Land said: “I am very pleased that our guests really enjoy playing NOVOMATIC products. I look forward to seeing more new games coming out in the future.”

Samuel Lee, CEO of KGS: “NOVOMATIC has a huge growth rate every year in our market. Not only in Kangwon Land Casino – in fact all our customers are satisfied with the NOVOMATIC products. It is a great honour to be able to deliver these products to the Korean market.”

NOVOMATIC Romania reveals latest gaming news at EAE 2019

NOVOMATIC Romania, in its capacity as a trendsetter in the Romanian gaming market, is preparing to present the latest gaming innovations at the Entertainment Arena Expo (EAE) 2019. From September 3-5, NOVOMATIC Romania will dedicate a space of 640 square meters at the EAE 2019 to an exhibition of Winning Technology reference products as well as the latest novelties in games and equipment.

"We are launching two new slot machines this year: The V.I.P. Eagle™ I – a technology- and cost-optimized cabinet – and the V.I.P. Eagle™ III, with an ergonomic design for a complete VIP experience,” says Valentin-Adrian Georgescu, CEO of NOVOMATIC Romania. “In terms of game mixes, we will present the popular Impera Line™ HD Edition 7 and the newly released NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X1. Visitors should also not miss out on our range of AWP equipment that has been a real success since its launch. A special corner will be dedicated to the sports betting brand TIP&CASH, which has already established a firm foothold in Romania with 650 units in operation – and still growing!”

The V.I.P. Eagle™ brings high-visibility and top performance to the gaming floor. It combines the stylish upright design of two vertical 32" HD screens with a tilted slant top base featuring a TouchDeck™ player interface. The cabinet’s LED effects synchronize with the game and create an intense game experience. The V.I.P. Eagle™ III offers an incredible gaming experience thanks to its vertical 32" full HD screens and full 27" touchscreen as well as FLIPSCREEN® Feature and synchronized XL LED lighting.

These and many more popular NOVOMATIC cabinets will be presented with a broad variety of game mixes such as Impera Line™ HD Edition 7 with 63 top titles, NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X1 with 30 player favourites and new highlights as well as the new – and surprisingly Wild – single game highlight Lucky Lady’s Wild Spell™.

The new range of NOVOMATIC AWP equipment meets the needs and trends of the region’s gaming industry. These products offer operators multiple customer satisfaction solutions supported by the winning NOVOMATIC technology – like e.g. the NOVOMATIC Biometric Systems (NBS). NOVOSTAR® II 2.24 and FUN MASTER 2.19 are the latest AWP machines and both available with content like the renowned The Legend GAMINATOR® game-mix. It encompasses a variety of 20 titles: classic and new, fruit, poker, and all the most appreciated NOVOMATIC games like Lucky Lady's Charm™ Deluxe, Book of Ra™ Deluxe, Lord of the Ocean™, Dolphin's Pearl™ Deluxe.

A special area of the booth will be dedicated to the TIP&CASH sports betting brand, with innovative terminal solutions and special offers during the exhibition. Also, in the dedicated Ainsworth section of the booth, visitors will be able to test the A600 and A600 slant top cabinets with the new Mega Choice Classic mix with titles such as: Chihuahua, Pirate Parrots and INCA Princess. The A640 will be presented with the best-selling multiplayer mixes: Multi-Win 1, 2 and 3.

The NOVOMATIC Romania team awaits guests, partners and friends and extends a hearty welcome to the EAE 2019 at booth 202 – with an extensive range of "Winning Technology" equipment, special packages and discounts for the exhibition, but also with a surprise guest who will excite visitors at the NOVOMATIC booth.

NOVOMATIC launches Linked Progressive Jackpots at Carnival City in South Africa

The latest NOVOMATIC linked progressive jackpots made their African debut at Sun International’s Carnival City Casino in Johannesburg. THUNDER CASHTM Link and CASH CONNECTIONTM made an overwhelming impression on the casino floor to a packed crowd at the launch event on 31st July on back-to-back banks of PANTHERATM 2.27 machines.

NOVOMATIC Africa representatives, supported by the Austrian headquarters, joined the Sun International team at the special launch event that saw confetti, cake, champagne, hostesses and player tournaments on the brand new slot machines. Players queued to join the action and continued to play on the newly installed machines long into the night.

Three titles were introduced on THUNDER CASHTM Link – Emperor’s ChinaTM, The Great ConquerorTM and Empress of the PyramidsTM – each giving players the chance to win the linked progressive. Featuring Chinese, Roman and Egyptian themes, respectively, players search for four jackpot levels. In CASH CONNECTIONTM, the Charming LadyTM title was introduced, bringing the widely-recognised Lucky Lady character to the world of linked progressives.

The PANTHERATM 2.27 was launched onto South African casino floors this year, proving very popular amongst players. The robust cabinet from the PANTHERATM line features two 27” screens and TouchDeckTM player interface with a stylish black and chrome design that offers a variety of NOVOMATIC content and jackpot games. The two banks also feature impressive overhead signage that makes a bold impression on the Carnival City casino floor.

About NOVOMATIC
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 70 countries. The Group operates around 255,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

NOVOMATIC Romania reveals latest gaming news at EAE 2019

NOVOMATIC Romania, in its capacity as a trendsetter in the Romanian gaming market, is preparing to present the latest gaming innovations at the Entertainment Arena Expo (EAE) 2019. From September 3-5, NOVOMATIC Romania will dedicate a space of 640 square meters at the EAE 2019 to an exhibition of Winning Technology reference products as well as the latest novelties in games and equipment.

"We are launching two new slot machines this year: The V.I.P. Eagle™ I – a technology- and cost-optimized cabinet – and the V.I.P. Eagle™ III, with an ergonomic design for a complete VIP experience,” says Valentin-Adrian Georgescu, CEO of NOVOMATIC Romania. “In terms of game mixes, we will present the popular Impera Line™ HD Edition 7 and the newly released NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X1. Visitors should also not miss out on our range of AWP equipment that has been a real success since its launch. A special corner will be dedicated to the sports betting brand TIP&CASH, which has already established a firm foothold in Romania with 650 units in operation – and still growing!”

The V.I.P. Eagle™ brings high-visibility and top performance to the gaming floor. It combines the stylish upright design of two vertical 32" HD screens with a tilted slant top base featuring a TouchDeck™ player interface. The cabinet’s LED effects synchronize with the game and create an intense game experience. The V.I.P. Eagle™ III offers an incredible gaming experience thanks to its vertical 32" full HD screens and full 27" touchscreen as well as FLIPSCREEN® Feature and synchronized XL LED lighting.

These and many more popular NOVOMATIC cabinets will be presented with a broad variety of game mixes such as Impera Line™ HD Edition 7 with 63 top titles, NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X1 with 30 player favourites and new highlights as well as the new – and surprisingly Wild – single game highlight Lucky Lady’s Wild Spell™.

The new range of NOVOMATIC AWP equipment meets the needs and trends of the region’s gaming industry. These products offer operators multiple customer satisfaction solutions supported by the winning NOVOMATIC technology – like e.g. the NOVOMATIC Biometric Systems (NBS). NOVOSTAR® II 2.24 and FUN MASTER 2.19 are the latest AWP machines and both available with content like the renowned The Legend GAMINATOR® game-mix. It encompasses a variety of 20 titles: classic and new, fruit, poker, and all the most appreciated NOVOMATIC games like Lucky Lady's Charm™ Deluxe, Book of Ra™ Deluxe, Lord of the Ocean™, Dolphin's Pearl™ Deluxe.

A special area of the booth will be dedicated to the TIP&CASH sports betting brand, with innovative terminal solutions and special offers during the exhibition. Also, in the dedicated Ainsworth section of the booth, visitors will be able to test the A600 and A600 slant top cabinets with the new Mega Choice Classic mix with titles such as: Chihuahua, Pirate Parrots and INCA Princess. The A640 will be presented with the best-selling multiplayer mixes: Multi-Win 1, 2 and 3.

The NOVOMATIC Romania team awaits guests, partners and friends and extends a hearty welcome to the EAE 2019 at booth 202 – with an extensive range of "Winning Technology" equipment, special packages and discounts for the exhibition, but also with a surprise guest who will excite visitors at the NOVOMATIC booth.

THUNDER CASH™ LINK strikes in North America

US casino players nationwide have been struck by the new THUNDER CASH™ LINK progressive. The all-new progressive link that made its official launch at the NIGA Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention in April has since been a booming success story for NOVOMATIC Americas on casino floors across the U.S.

The THUNDER CASH™ LINK progressive slot games are proving a hit with players as they roll out across the U.S. Making their Class III casino debut at Pechanga Resort and Casino, the games have taken off with hundreds of units storming off the production line and into over 30 casinos over the next several months.

The THUNDER CASH™ LINK package is a win­ner on any casino floor with this player-selectable multi-denomination and multi-level jackpot offer­ing. With an attractive, bright magenta thunderbolt design and mix of games like Emperor's China™, Empress of the Pyramids™ and The Great Con­queror™ this linked progressive draws a wide range of players as it follows a successful player formu­la, which incorporates multiple bonus triggers with the ‘Coin Respin’ and ‘Free Spins’ features and desirable jackpot mechanics.

Currently, the THUNDER CASH™ LINK is demonstrating impressive num­bers in casinos from the West Coast to the Midwestern region. Customers can look for the vibrant link in the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43, V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 and are delighted to find that it can also be linked to the larger-than-life footprint of the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. Royal 2.65.

“This package design is unique and grabs the play­ers’ attention from across the floor,” says Mel Adair, Managing Partner at A&W Enterprises in Okla­homa. “The package was a smart move to attract players. Familiar game mechanics and strong mer­chandising is the perfect combination, and we are getting return players who are telling their friends about these games. The de­sign differentiates this progressive link from sim­ilar style progressive games that have been on slot floors for some time. We’re pleased with the performance so far.”

“The latest performance data indicates each instal­lation of the THUNDER CASH™ LINK is trending upward and player demand appears to be building,” says Kathleen McLaughlin, VP of Marketing and Product Management for NOVOMATIC Ameri­cas. “The packaging design was a departure from everything else in the market. With the entertaining titles under the THUNDER CASH™ LINK brand, the solid match and vibrant look, it has clearly stimulated player interest and ultimately, sales.”

“This has been an overwhelming hit with casino customers in the U.S. market,” stated Rick Meitzler, CEO and President of NOVOMATIC Americas. “New orders continue to come in, and customers are adding more THUNDER CASH™ LINK prod­uct to their existing installs. With the new follow-up progressive link themes poised to debut at G2E 2019, it is an exciting year for NOVOMATIC Americas.”

Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla celebrates opening in big style

On June 26, the NOVOMATIC Group celebrated the opening of its second casino operation in the independent region of Andalusia in Spain: Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla. After a year of meticulous renovation and refurbishment, the new casino complex welcomes guests to a splendid gaming, dining and entertainment offer that sets new standards in and around Seville.

After about one year of renovation and refurbishment, the new Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla officially opened its doors with a big event for more than 300 invitees and VIP guests. Delegates such as Manuel Vázquez Martín, General Director of Taxes, Finance and Gaming of the Spanish Government in Andalusia, as well as Jose Luis Sanz, the Major of Tomares, and representatives of the local municipality, executives and leading representatives of major business partners and tourist institutions, key players of the Spanish casino industry, specialist media and the local press were joined by top executives of NOVOMATIC Spain and ADMIRAL Casinos Spain.

The event was hosted by the management team of ADMIRAL Casinos Spain and NOVOMATIC Spain who were proud to introduce the ADMIRAL brand to the region of Seville. Keynote speakers Manfred Schartner, Managing Director ADMIRAL Casinos Spain, and Francisco Vidal, COO ADMIRAL Casinos Spain welcomed guests to an evening programme of culinary delights, entertainment and surprises. The agenda included a magic show performance, live music, as well as a full presentation of the complete offer of the venue – but first and foremost: drinks, dinner and a party to celebrate the arrival of the Casino ADMIRAL in Seville.

The newest member of the Spanish ADMIRAL casino estate is located in Tomares, a small town at the summit of Aljarafe hills, outside Seville. First opened in 2006 under the original name Gran Casino Aljarafe as the first and only casino in Seville, it was acquired by the NOVOMATIC Group in 2016. Detailed planning and the complete renovation and refurbishment of the majority of the premises created a venue that now complies with the high NOVOMATIC quality standards. It took more than a year and an investment of some EUR 6 million to complete the new Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla – with 7,000 sqm of space for gaming floors, Poker areas, restaurants and show venues to cater for a complete entertainment offer. Also, the casino has created additional jobs in the region.

Most of the facilities of the former Grand Casino Aljarafe have been rearranged and the entire utilization modified to create a guest experience in the true ADMIRAL casino and entertainment style. The refurbishment also created new space with two terraces and an extended gaming area. 1,000 sqm of floor space comprises ultra-modern live tables, slots and sport betting terminals, as well as a dedicated Poker Room for weekly poker tournaments as well as hosting the national and regional Poker series. The casino offers the largest variety of live games in the entire province of Seville: Poker cash tables (Omaha & Texas Hold’em), American Roulette, Black Jack and Caribbean Poker, as well as two modern electronic Roulettes. Moreover, Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla has more than 100 state-of-the-art slot machines with leading games and the latest in terms of technology.

The Admiral Arena Sports Bar has been added to the casino offer providing sports betting with all the amenities that real sports lovers deserve: a great social atmosphere and large video walls to enjoy the most exciting football matches, rugby, super bowl or any other sports event, together with friends and fellow sports fans. Special culinary delights are offered by the Kaori restaurant with its new Sushi Bar and Teppanyaki grill or at the Miami Lounge Bar that puts on a tasty menu based on Spanish and Andalusian specialities in a beautiful outdoor area with a wood-burning oven and a lavish BBQ grill.

The full-service offer at Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla is complemented by the 500 sqm event and convention venue Sala Tarsis. Its features, location and infrastructure recommend it as the perfect place to organize social events, seminars or business meetings. The experienced team at the Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla is on hand to organize any kind of private or public event.

The result of the transformation of the Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla is a new and modern integral space for leisure and entertainment near the largest city of Andalusia that combines leading technology, excellence in service and premium entertainment in true ADMIRAL style. In short, the Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla welcomes guests to a variety of things to enjoy: top gastronomy, regular events & shows, premium gaming and betting technology, poker tournaments, live sports events & much more.

Manfred Schartner, Managing Director ADMIRAL Casinos Spain, said: “This fantastic re-inauguration of the Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla, following the complete refurbishment, is another important step in growing our operational business in Andalusia and Spain. The positive feedback we receive daily from our customers and partners is a big motivation for us to continue our successful strategy.”

New Board of Directors for NOVOMATIC Italia

Italy is a stimulating market for the NOVOMATIC Group, despite the increasingly stringent fiscal pressure. Italy's horizon is expanding, now more than ever, towards growth and expansion opportunities – with a new Board of Directors that will steer NOVOMATIC Italia to further development and success.

Italy is the largest European gaming market in in terms of number of active gaming machines, a fact that is reflected by the NOVOMATIC Group's sustained commitment to this market and the latest decision to promote a new course with a strategic restructuring and nomination of a new Board of Directors.

The new Board of Directors is headed by Chairman Franco Rota who has been part of the management team since the market entry in 2007. His vision has allowed the Group to become a key player in the VLT sector, as a provider of proven NOVOMATIC gaming technologies and games to all Italian VLT concessionairies. He said: “It makes me proud to see how in almost 12 years NOVOMATIC Italia has grown to become a leading provider of services and technologies of all kinds. There is no segment of the Italian gaming market that we haven’t scrutinized to deliver highly specialized and advanced know how. It is a great achievement to see that today the company that started out in 2007 with a handful of employees, has become a large enterprise with 2,800 staff.”

Olga Rodrigo's recent nomination as Chief Executive Officer demonstrates how experience and competence meld with the multinational nature of the Group. Her professional career has seen her in the Italian gaming sector since the enactment of the regulatory system, gaining a deep knowledge of the Italian market, both of the regulations and of the complexity of the players that compose the system of Italian legal gaming. After a key role in her country of origin as CFO of NOVOMATIC Spain, Olga Rodrigo has now returned to Italy. She said: “I am very happy to put my enthusiasm and my expertise at the service of NOVOMATIC Italia. The NOVOMATIC Group proves its commitment to Italy as one of the most important countries in Europe. It is therefore essential to consolidate and increase our market leadership by leveraging synergy and collaboration: I am sure that only by working together and sharing common goals, we can obtain the expected results that can allow everyone to feel like active protagonists in their own professional reality.”

Also on the Board of Directors of NOVOMATIC Italia is CFO Markus Buechele. He started his NOVOMATIC career in 2006 at the headquarters in Austria and has been part of the Board of NOVOMATIC Italia since 2008. He said: "I was able to actively contribute to the fantastic growth of the Group from the beginning – and also throughout delicate times for the Italian legal gaming sector, from the fiscal and regulatory point of view. I feel a great responsibility to all my colleagues and to our reference stakeholder, the mother company, and I am proud of the work done in recent years. It is essential to continue working together and to face the objective difficulties of the whole sector with a spirit of teamwork and the necessary motivation to make a difference compared to our competitors.”

The new constitution of the Board of Directors was augmented by a new personality, Karl Plank, who joined the top management as Chief Operating Officer (COO). A renowned entrepreneur of the Italian gaming industry made in Italy, he became part of the NOVOMATIC family in 2008 with the take-over of Allstar. "It is an honour for me to be on this Board of Directors,” he said. “My commitment will be focused on the Gaming Operations, with the aim to develop a collaborative work so that NOVOMATIC Italia becomes a best practice example for the legal Italian gaming sector. Not only as far as the gaming offer is concerned but also with regard to the best practices in terms of Responsible Gaming, from the environmental point of view but also as an employer.”

Bartholomäus Czapkiewicz, CTO NOVOMATIC Italia since June 2017, commented in the same vein, emphasizing the value of teamwork, recognition and trust in the skills of each resource: "We are working towards a process of organisational simplification, towards responsibility and the valorization of everyone's abilities”, said Czapkiewicz. He continued: “We strongly believe that the key to success lies in technological evolution and in taking new roads, confirming the pioneering nature of the Group, and being the forerunner in innovation".

With these strategic players and entrepreneurial concepts, NOVOMATIC aims to spearhead a new scenario in Italy, developing long-term objectives for the Group to benefit from every possible regulatory situation, through the synergic commitment of all the realities.

About NOVOMATIC

The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 70 countries. The Group operates around 255,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services

Barrière Casinos upgrade NOVOMATIC offer in leading French casinos

In recent months, the NOVOMATIC floor share at leading French casino group Groupe Barrière has seen a constant increase, with new cabinets and games being added to the existing offer on numerous gaming floors across the large casino estate. The distinguished French operator puts great emphasis on first-class customer experience; comprising service, ambience and equipment – and NOVOMATIC's gaming technologies are a perfect match.

Groupe Barrière is a leading French casino operator with 33 sophisticated casinos, 18 luxury hotels, all of which are classed either four or five star, as well as 15 spas, three golf courses and two tennis clubs. The 'Tables Barrière' brand encompasses a whole world of culinary experiences in 120 establishments, one of which is the renowned Fouquet's at the Paris Champs Elysees. Founded in 1912 Barrière is dedicated to offering high-end leisure and entertainment amenities based on more than a hundred years of tradition and shaped by three generations of visionary entrepreneurs. The brand has perfected operational excellence to serve its national and international clientèle with the highest of standards.

Located in iconic seaside and spa resorts, top tourist attract ions and major cities, the Barrière casinos are home to a total of more than 6,200 slot machines, more than 900 electronic table games (750 NOVOMATIC ETGs), and more than 250 live gaming tables. To maintain the highest standards in terms of gaming technology and innovation, Barrière relies on leading international OEMs – among them NOVOMATIC with whom the Group maintains long-standing business relations based on trust, premium product quality and excellent service. NOVOMATIC games and machines can be found throughout most of the Barrière casino estate.

In 2011, Barrière was the premier French casino operator to introduce NOVOMATIC ETGs – with the first NOVOMATIC electronic Roulette at the casino in Niederbronn. Today, the number one casino in Enghien-les-Bains offers a lavish NOVOMATIC ETG Roulette installation with 82 NOVOSTAR® SL 1.27 and EXECUTIVE SL™ 1.24 player stations connected to fully automated NOVO Multi-Roulette™ wheels. The Casino Barrière in Toulouse has even more player positions: This ETG installation comprises 90 terminals and is the biggest in mainland Europe. Another popular sight in the Barrière ETG areas is the elegant LOTUS Roulette™ island unit with six integrated player stations. One of these fully automated Roulette islands is presented at the Casino Barrière Sainte-Maxime's live gaming area – with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.

Recently, NOVOMATIC equipment at Barrière has seen an increasing surge of upgrades. The latest cabinets have been installed with a variety of multi-game editions and single games – and recently, especially the NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II ETG offer has been greatly expanded with 174 additional ETG terminals in the first quarter of 2019 only. Impressive NOVOMATIC ETG installations can be found in locations such as Enghien-les-Bains, Toulouse or Lille, to name only three.

Guests of Barrière Casinos find all the latest NOVOMATIC Curve cabinets like the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43, V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 and NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. Royal 2.65 with the market-specific NOVO LINE™ Interactive Concurve and Impera-Line™ HD ‘France’ multi-game editions or a broad choice of Standalone Progressive titles like Book of Ra™ - Mystic Fortunes, Goddess Rising™ and Treasures of Tut™ as well as the highly popular Asian theme Asian Fortunes™ and the gripping Voodoo Fortunes™.

These games ideally complement the growing range of NOVOMATIC curve cabinets featuring upright 4K UHD LED screens. In particular, the V.I.P. series of cabinets is a perfect fit for the Barrière approach to excellence and style. Their V.I.P. chairs position the guest in a perfect position for an intense experience of comfortable gaming thrills while large upright screens of 43" and even 65“ diameter convey a powerful graphic game presentation: Maximum impact gaming in luxury style.

Multi-screen cabinets like the V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 and the luxurious NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 are also a frequent sight across the casino estate – especially with lmpera-Line™ HD France 1, which offers a popular array of content for French players. Also Ainsworth A600® and A640® machines have found their way in the leading French casinos, with game content such as PACMA® Wild Edition and the Mega-Choice Treasure mix.

Fabrice Gerzé, Corporate Gaming Director Barrière, explained: “NOVOMATIC products are also very well installed in our three Swiss casinos in Montreux, Friborg and Courrendlin. Players especially appreciate the new V.I.P. Lounge™ cabinets for their comfort thanks to the armchair and the good screen resolution of the V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43. NOVOMATIC has rejuvenated the market of slot machines in particular through the diversity of new games like Voodoo Fortunes™, Viking and Dragon™, From Dusk Till Dawn™, MacGyver™.... This offer perfectly complements the 'old' pack including the Book of Ra™ and the classic fruit games.”

Lawrence Levy, outgoing VP of Global Sales NOVOMATIC, said: “We are very proud of the long-established relationship between Groupe Barrière and NOVOMATIC. Our strengthened partnership helps us to continue working to improve the casino experience in France. The success of Barrière and our close collaboration has allowed us to expand and develop our product range in line with their customers' expectations and deliver compelling casino offerings throughout their impressive casino portfolio.”

NOVOMATIC brings expansive product mix to Peru Gaming Show

A wide variety of the latest NOVOMATIC products will be showcased at the forthcoming Peru Gaming Show on June 19-20 in Lima, with a featured line-up of single games and game mixes, linked and standalone progressives, as well as the latest range of cabinets. On Stand #48, the local subsidiary NOVOMATIC Peru will show visitors a new product selection for the market, including game titles being previewed in Latin America for the first time.

Centre stage will be a series of high-impact Links, including the ENCHANTED FORTUNES™ Linked Jackpot, which has been gaining traction in Peru since its introduction earlier this year. Presented on the sleek PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 cabinet in 4K, leading titles Asian Fortunes™, Voodoo Fortunes™, Goddess Rising™ and Book of Ra™ Mystic Fortunes that feature a variety of base and feature games will each connect to four linked progressive jackpot levels.

The new THUNDER CASH™ Link will be previewed on the twin-screen PANTHERA™ 2.27 cabinet with the Asian theme Emperor’s China™, the Roman theme The Great Conqueror™ and the Egyptian theme Empress of the Pyramids™. Each game brings its own engaging features to the reels with bold graphics and dynamic gameplay. In addition, the CASH CONNECTION™ Link makes its premiere in Latin America with the Charming Lady™ theme that introduces the widely recognised Lucky Lady character to the world of linked progressives.

Another first for Latin America is PAY DAY™ – a 6-level standalone progressive game series – featuring three games that will be presented on the highly popular V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 cabinet. Players search for the PAY DAY™ symbol with the loveable panda in Prized Panda™, in Ancient Egypt with Prizes of the Nile™ and in the traditional Pay Day™ theme with classic symbols.

A selection of single games designed for single-screen and curve cabinets, from Winfinity Games and 707 Games studios in Austria and Mount Prospect Studio in the US, will be presented in 4K on the 43” curved screen of the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 and V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43. Two Asian themes bring fire-breathing dragons to the reels with an array of unique bonuses in Dragon Hits™ and Asian Dragon™ hot, and an epic all-American wildlife adventure bursts onto the reels in Great American Wilds™.

New multi-game mixes on display at the Peru Gaming Show will include NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X1 that targets Latin America with a selection of classic and new games like Book of Ra™ Temple of Gold, Viking & Dragon™ and Sizzling Hot™ deluxe. In addition, the NOVO LINE™ Interactive Concurve Edition 4 mix will be displayed with leading curve titles such as Riches of Babylon™ and Phoenix™.

Jens Einhaus, VP International Sales for Europe/Americas, said: “I look forward to the Peru Gaming Show which will be the first trade show in my new position as VP of Sales for Europe and The Americas. We have a strong market share and great team in Peru, and our games continue to be very successful throughout the country. I am confident players will quickly take to our new games and links, increasing our presence even further in the market.”

NOVOMATIC to showcase new product range at G2E Asia

G2E Asia returns to The Venetian Macao on May 21-23 for the major gaming show dedicated to the Asian entertainment industry. NOVOMATIC will occupy a new, larger stand #A1304, alongside Ainsworth, to present the latest range of cabinets, dedicated content, links, ETGs and systems for the Asia-Pacific markets.

An extensive range of new Asian-themed content premieres for the region at G2E Asia 2019, including the thrilling Dragon Hits™ where fire-breathing dragons take players to new levels of free games and progressives, the fun-loving Prized Panda™ – part of the PAY DAY™ series that features an exciting 6-level progressive – as well as the highly-animated themes Emperor’s China™ and Asian Dragon™ hot.

New content from NOVOMATIC’s international game studios will also debut for the first time in Asia, including feature-rich single games such as Charming Lady™, Lucky Lady’s Wild Spell™ and Princesses of War™. A selection of the latest game mixes will also be presented, featuring NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X and Edition X1 with classic, new and targeted titles, Concurve Edition 4 with a selection of curved themes, and the brand new Impera Line™ Edition 7 with a variety of popular titles.

The games will be displayed across a range of NOVOMATIC cabinets like the PANTHERA™ 2.27 and PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43, the V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32, V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 and NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. Royal 2.65 from the widely popular V.I.P. series, the GAMINATOR® Scorpion 2.24 and DOMINATOR® 3.24. The Grand Roulette II will also be presented, bringing a mechanical feel to an upright digital terminal.

Links will play a major role on the NOVOMATIC stand, with the Asian premiere of the THUNDER CASH™ Link and CASH CONNECTION™ Link. Also on show will be the latest Electronic Table Games solutions based on the NOVO LINE™ Novo Unity II platform and the myACP casino management system, both increasing their presence in properties throughout Asia-Pacific, from small locations to large integrated resorts.

Ainsworth will again feature on the stand at G2E Asia with an exciting line-up of products. The latest cabinets – EVO™ and A640™ will showcase exclusive and targeted content, as well as standalone and linked progressives. The engaging 4-level progressive Golden Link™ will present two exciting themes Golden Dollars™ and Golden Ox™. Other Link products include Crazy Jackpots™ and Loaded will Loot™, and SAP products like Quick Spin™ and Triple Challenge™ will be previewed. Operators will also be able to experience new Multi-game offerings – Mega Choice Classics™ and Mega Choice Fortunes™.

NOVOMATIC Global Sales Manager to be Ainsworth CEO

Gumpoldskirchen, 24. April 2019 (OTS) – “We are proud to announce that Lawrence has been named by the Executive Board of Ainsworth Game Technology's as the new CEO. We are convinced that Lawrence will lead the company back to its path of success of the past,” says Harald Neumann, CEO of NOVOMATIC AG. Since the beginning of 2018, NOVOMATIC and the listed Australian gaming corporation have had a close connection. NOVOMATIC took over approximately 53 percent of the company, becoming the majority stakeholder of Ainsworth Game Technology. Not only that, NOVOMATIC is a strategic partner for sales and technology, with the goal of strengthening both companies and increasing market shares. Neumann: “We will continue to have a great deal of contact with one another in the future and are looking forward to working together with Lawrence.”

Lawrence Levy has been active in the gaming industry for over 37 years. In 2009, as NOVOMATIC entered the South American market, he became the General Manager of Crown Gaming Peru, responsible for NOVOMATIC Group activities in South and Central America. On February 1, 2017, Levy accepted the position of Vice President of Global Sales at NOVOMATIC. In this position, Levy focused on the further development and sale of the comprehensive product portfolio, making a significant contribution to the current development of new markets in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Lawrence Levy’s responsibilities as Vice President of Global Sales will be split. Jens Einhaus will take on the responsibility for sales in Europe and the Americas, while Sonya Nikolova will be responsible for Africa and Asia.

Jens Einhaus, 51, has been working in the gaming industry for 27 years. He was the Sales Director at NOVOMATIC from 1999 to 2017 and since the beginning of 2018 he works as Vice President of Sales Strategies for NOVOMATIC. Einhaus: “As a gaming technology group that operates across the globe, NOVOMATIC has an excellent reputation within the industry. The job is going to be very interesting. In Europe as well as in the Americas, it will be all about expanding our market shares."

Sonya Nikolova, 43, will be Vice President of Sales for Africa and Asia. Born in Bulgaria, she has more than 20 years of experience in the gaming industry and joined NOVOMATIC in 2016 as Head of Sales for Emerging Markets and the CEE region. “The industry dynamics in Asia and the emerging markets of Africa will definitely shape the future of the global gaming map. These are giant opportunities for expansion and NOVOMATIC is ready to explore them having an extensive portfolio of premier products and innovative solutions. In South Africa we are already the market leader in the gaming industry by a clear margin,” says Nikolova.

NOVOMATIC SPAIN: Ready for the Feria Internacional in Madrid

NOVOMATIC WILL NOT MISS NEXT MONTH´S BIGGEST EVENT FOR THE GAMING INDUSTRY IN MADRID

On the 9th and 10th of April, the Spanish capital will host the trade show “Feria Internacional del Juego”, becoming the centre of the gaming industry during two days. The exhibition, with almost 40 years of history, will celebrate its XXXVII edition and, as on previous occasions, will take place in the IFEMA exhibition center, in Hall no. 3.

As could not be otherwise, NOVOMATIC Spain will once again be present at the Show occupying the largest space of the exhibition: booth C4 with 1.365 sqm, where attendees will be able to enjoy all the novelties in AWP machines for both the arcade and the bar sector.

Within the wide offer of the NOVOMATIC brand for arcades, you will find as main innovation the new Gigastar Edition 2, with ten new games including "Batman vs The Joker", set in the famous Hollywood movie, with innovative mathematics and progressive jackpots. There will also be several configurations of the already known Lotus MG Roulette Pro, and the Impera Salon content in the sophisticated V.I.P. Lounge cabinet, connected to the roulette itself. In the segment of special arcade machines, the Magic Games and Admiral product lines can be contemplated and both will surprise with new content presented for the first time at the Madrid show. To complete the arcade product offer, the GiGames brand will exhibit the “top sales” Chiringuito, now also available in the 3/3000 special arcade version.

The space dedicated to bar products will showcase NOVO LINE Bar III by NOVOMATIC in three different cabinets: Winner, Classic and a new model that will surprise more than one visitor of the Show.

The Venezia GiGames model will also stand out at the show with the official launch of the Venezia game kit for the Winner and ZIP cabinets.

Finally yet importantly, a new hybrid machine will have its official launch and will be based on a technology never seen in gaming machines in the Spanish market.

NOVOMATIC Spain will be pleased to make the most of this event and welcome its customers and friends at a show that promises to be really exciting.

About NOVOMATIC

The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 70 countries. The Group operates around 255,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

NOVOMATIC unveils new products in Latin America at FADJA

NOVOMATIC Gaming Colombia will showcase a leading selection of brand new products as a platinum sponsor at the 21st edition of FADJA American Gaming show. At the Corferias Exhibition Centre in Bogotá on April 10-11, NOVOMATIC will display its strength in the region on Stand #58 with exciting premieres for Latin America.

Front and centre is the new THUNDER CASH™ Link on the PANTHERA™ 2.27 cabinet. Also making their debut appearance in Latin America, new slot titles will be on show at FADJA. Set to excite the market is Lucky Lady’s Wild Spell™ that reinvents the hugely popular Lucky Lady character with an entirely new wild feature. The line-up continues with new titles such as Emperor’s China™, The Great Conqueror™, Empress of the Pyramids™ and Asian Dragon™ hot.

Multi-game mixes are carefully designed to offer the games most popular with players in various markets. New targeted mixes will be on show at FADJA across a range of cabinets including the PANTHERA Curve™ 1.43, V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 and GAMINATOR® Scorpion 2.24.

The brand new Impera Line™ HD Edition 7 is also set to impress attendees with a winning variety of well-known and new titles like Asian Fortunes™, Little Pharaoh™ and Cash Crown™. Also on show will be NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X1 that specifically targets Latin America, Concurve Edition 4 with a selection of curve titles, and The Legend Gaminator® 1T featuring a range of ultimate classics.

Now live with a selection of online content in Colombia, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division Greentube will also be represented on the NOVOMATIC stand at FADJA, discussing the interactive options available for the market.

Lawrence Levy, NOVOMATIC VP Global Sales, said: “We remain very positive about Colombia and the surrounding markets, and continue to grow in the region. Our new portfolio of cabinets, slots, links and mixes is set to push the envelope further and we look forward to meeting our customers and show the latest products at FADJA.”

NOVOMATIC Americas to introduce an inspiring variety of its latest products to Tribal Gaming customers at NIGA 2019

NOVOMATIC Americas Brings the Thunder. Supported by the NOVOMATIC Group, NOVOMATIC Americas is looking forward to highlighting its latest product innovations on Booth #2331 at the National Indian Gaming Association’s upcoming trade show NIGA 2019 on April 1st – 4th at the San Diego Convention Center.

Sleek cabinets, sports betting technology, licensed content and exhilarating progressives will be the focus of NOVOMATIC Americas stand this year. Tribal Gaming customers will see NOVOMATIC’s stunning product lines showcased alongside a substantial variety of entertaining, licensed content, core content, systems, sports betting kiosks and exciting new progressive jackpot product lines.

“This year more than ever, NIGA is a celebration of our commitment to Indian Gaming and a recognition that our Tribal Gaming partners are a leading force on the global gaming stage,” said Rick Meitzler, President and CEO of NOVOMATIC Americas. “We are committed to developing and delivering innovative solutions that add value to tribal casino operations, share our roadmap for the future and support NIGA's goal of improving the lives of each and every tribal member. With the NIGA delegation trip to Austria this past January, we continue to reinforce our commitment to providing entertaining, innovative products that drive economic growth.”

Featured at the NOVOMATIC Americas booth will be their latest riveting suite of linked progressive product lines including the official U.S. premiere of the mighty THUNDER CASH™ Link.

With the latest hardware solutions featuring exclusive gaming content, the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 and PANTHERA™ 2.27 command attention. The PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 will be the striking standard as power and performance will keep players engaged and on the edge of their seat, as the imposing curve 43” UHD screen and high design visibility hit the mark for a sophisticated and fun player presentation.

The V.I.P. focus continues with the V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43; the compact curve is the modern gamer’s choice! The perfect gaming curve view and interactive LED illumination deliver a visually compelling gaming experience. The curved screen and viewing angle enhance the suite of premium game content offered on the V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43. This breathtaking cabinet, with its space optimized format and its vertical 43" full HD curved screen, will feature a host of new titles for 2019.

The NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. Royal 2.65 continues to impress casino operators across North America and is one of the most requested products in the NOVOMATIC portfolio.

Pay Day™ Progressives are debuting on the PANTHERA™ 2.27 cabinet and mesmerize! NOVOMATIC Americas will introduce a series of high-energy standalone progressive games from the US-based Mount Prospect Game Development Studios. First releases are Prized Panda™ and Prize of the Nile™ – but watch this series quickly grow in new and exciting titles.

Expanded ETG side bets, the proven myACP casino management system, NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ Self-Service betting kiosks, Absolute Vision™ content management system, and the successful Greentube iGaming experience will all be on display.

“We take tremendous pride in our expanding relationship with NIGA and our Tribal Gaming development focus,” added Meitzler. “We have added new product lines like our NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ self-service sports betting kiosks and our myACP Novo Rewards customer relationship management tools. We also are debuting our Absolute Vision™ content management platform and continue with our significant commitment of offering the latest in cabinets, content, technology, systems, and performance for our Tribal Gaming customers. This year we are launching proven progressive product lines on our best-selling cabinets to demonstrate our dedication to being a valued entertainment provider to our Tribal Gaming partners.”

Michael Barsin new Sales Manager for South East Asia Jade Entertainment

NOVOMATIC is continuing to develop its footprint in Asia with top-performing Electronic Table Games installations and the introduction of its latest gaming technologies throughout the region.

Jade Entertainment and Gaming Technology is NOVOMATIC’s long-standing distributor for the South East Asian region and primarily focused on markets including the Philippines, Macau, Malaysia and Vietnam – with sales and support offices in each of these countries.

Joe Pisano, CEO Jade Entertainment, said: “Jade Entertainment and NOVOMATIC are striving to develop the South East Asian market together and we have made head roads with multiple ETGs and Systems installations. We are excited about the future, especially with the release of new Asian themed content and linked progressive titles, which we expect to have exceptional performance.”

Furthermore, NOVOMATIC announced last week that Indo Pacific Gaming has come on board as distributor for Cambodia, Vietnam (shared with Jade Entertainment), Laos, Nepal, Goa and Sri Lanka.

The NOVOMATIC sales channels have now further been extended with the appointment of Sales Manager Michael Barsin to support the region. Michael is based in Hong Kong and reports to Robert Dijkstra, NOVOMATIC VP of Business Development and Sales, Asia Pacific.

“I am thrilled to have these two stellar companies, Jade Entertainment and IPG representing NOVOMATIC in South East Asia,” explained Robert Dijkstra. “Michael and I are looking forward to support both companies with NOVOMATIC’s products and services.”

NOVOMATIC partners with Casino di Venezia

Venice/Gumpoldskirchen, Feb. 19th, 2019 - From 2019 new NOVOMATIC-software will make slot machines at the famous Casino di Venezia even more sophisticated, dynamic and secure. An agreement, signed between NOVOMATIC and Casino di Venezia will concern the ongoing software development of the entire slot park in the two venues of the Venetian Casino, Ca` Vendramin Calergi, a 16th century historic building overlooking the Grand Canal, and Ca` Noghera, a modern venue located near Venice airport.

NOVOMATIC Chief Operating Officer DI Ryszard Presch: "With Casino di Venezia, we have gained an important partner who shares our dedication to expanding the range of services available to players and operators. For this reason, we constantly work to improve the gaming experience, so that the time spent at the Casino is more efficient and safe."

Alessandro Catarossi, General Manager of Casino di Venezia adds: "The new software, which will be installed in the medium and long term on a fleet of more than 600 machines, will enhance the services available to our customers and will help to make the slot machines even more efficient and secure."

NOVOMATIC signs distribution agreement with Indo Pacific Gaming

NOVOMATIC signs distribution agreement with Indo Pacific Gaming

NOVOMATIC announces that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Indo Pacific Gaming (IPG) to supply its full range of gaming solutions into the Asia-Pacific region.

Under the agreement, Indo Pacific Gaming will provide sales distribution for its specialist markets of Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Goa, Nepal and Vietnam. The NOVOMATIC product suite consists of leading slot machines, market-focused games and multi-game mixes, electronic table games, systems, jackpots, sports betting and media technologies. The partnership will accelerate the expansion of NOVOMATIC in the Asia-Pacific region.

As part of an international growth strategy, NOVOMATIC continues to develop its footprint in Asia-Pacific with top-performing ETG installations and the introduction of its latest gaming technologies throughout the region. In addition, the portfolio of Asian-themed NOVOMATIC slot games is expanding and brand new titles such as Dragon Hits™ and Asian Dragon™ Hot were premiered at ICE 2019 in London last week.

Loren Stout, VP of Operations and Sales IPG, said: “This agreement with NOVOMATIC further strengthens our product portfolio for our valued customers. We look forward to a successful partnership with NOVOMATIC and providing their world leading suite of products throughout our territories in Asia.”

Robert Dijkstra, VP of Business Development and Sales, Asia-Pacific NOVOMATIC, said: “Partnering with IPG, who has a very respectable track record in these territories, NOVOMATIC will strengthen its presence and reach to provide products and services to new and existing customers.”

About NOVOMATIC

The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs around 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 70 countries. The Group operates around 255,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

NOVOMATIC presented latest gaming technology in London

- Product highlights and solutions for the international markets on show

- Once again largest trade show presence with more than 5,000m² of stand space

- Expected consolidated Group revenues in 2018 rise to EUR 5.0 billion

- Number of employees remains constant at around 30,400, of which 3,200 are located in Austria


From February 5 to 7, 2019, Austria’s leading gaming company participated with more than 20 subsidiaries at the world’s largest gaming fair, ICE Totally Gaming, in London. NOVOMATIC presented product highlights for the various industry segments and specific markets, from land-based casinos to AWP and street markets as well as online & mobile. Also a range of solutions for sports betting, specific Bingo products, server-based systems, casino management systems and cash handling products, as well as market-specific products from Group subsidiaries in the UK, the Netherlands, Spain and Germany, were on show.

“NOVOMATIC offers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, enabling us to cover every segment of the industry,” said Harald Neumann, CEO of NOVOMATIC AG at a press conference during ICE. “As a producer and operator of gaming technologies, we have the opportunity to test and optimize new products in our own gaming establishments and in various markets,” explained Mr. Neumann.

Casino and slot product highlights

In London, NOVOMATIC presented a number of brand new slot games such as the new game Lucky Lady’s Wild Spell™ which premiered on the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 and V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 cabinets. This game features the popular Lucky Lady character in a big upright game format with an entirely new Wild feature. The show also saw the international launch of the IP game MacGyver™ on the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 and the compact V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 cabinets. Another new game that has already been highly successful in the online market, has now been transferred to the land-based offer: Apollo God of the Sun.

Also premiering at ICE was the new PAY DAY concept – with the first two titles, Prized Panda™ and Prize of the Nile™ – both featuring six progressive win levels. Linked Progressives continue to be a major topic at the NOVOMATIC stand and advancements to the NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II electronic table games offering were also showcased at the fair. New modules for the Octavian myACP casino management system, such as GDPR and Anti Money Laundering functionalities, were also presented. Another highlight, specifically for the UK market, was the BIG BONUS WHEEL from Astra which made a standout appearance at the centre of the stand.

Online and biometrics are current topics

The digital interactive segment has been one of the fastest growing sectors in the gaming industry for years, driven by ever more powerful mobile devices for consumers. The NOVOMATIC Interactive division Greentube welcomed ICE visitors to the “Home of Games”, showcasing its strength in the interactive gaming space with new slot titles including the highlight launch of The Great Gambini’s Night Magic and the latest gaming solutions.

The innovative Greentube solution Plurius™ presented seamless gameplay and single wallet capabilities between land-based, online and mobile, demonstrating how players can switch between devices on the fly. “The customer should be able to play a game seamlessly on a mobile device, at a computer or in a gaming venue,” said Mr. Neumann.

Furthermore, the Plurius™ system was connected to the NOVOMATIC Biometrics Systems (NBS) solution and showcased a new multi-level jackpot at the show. By using biometric data in the gaming industry, NOVOMATIC is setting new trends in customer convenience and measures to prevent gaming addiction. The patented NBS technology is already being used on gaming machines in Europe. NOVOMATIC is thus one of the first gaming technology groups worldwide to have created the technical prerequisites for the introduction of a biometrics-based access and payment system.

Stable revenues

During the show, Mr. Neumann also traditionally gives an initial assessment of the previous fiscal year of the NOVOMATIC Group. As Mr. Neumann reported, the NOVOMATIC Group expects consolidated revenue of EUR 5.0 billion for the 2018 fiscal year (2017: EUR 4.9 billion). The NOVOMATIC Group includes – in addition to NOVOMATIC AG – the Swiss companies ACE Casino Holding AG and NOVO Swiss AG. The number of employees of the Group worldwide reached 30,400.

Focus on consolidation and optimization

In the current fiscal year, NOVOMATIC is focusing on growth in its core segments of gaming technologies and operations as well as on sports betting. NOVOMATIC is also pursuing a strategy of international expansion in this sector and plans to build on its already strong position in Europe. At the same time, NOVOMATIC’s sports betting activities are to be expanded in the US.

The NOVOMATIC Group has seen strong growth in recent times, primarily through strategic acquisitions. The company now has 300 shareholdings, around 220 of which are consolidated in the balance sheet of NOVOMATIC AG. “Following the strong growth of recent years, we will continue to focus on consolidation and increasing synergies between the companies in 2019,” highlighted Mr. Neumann.

About NOVOMATIC

The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs around 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 70 countries. The Group operates around 255,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

Internationally recognized: NOVOMATIC is once again "Casino Supplier of the Year"

At the Global Gaming Awards in London, NOVOMATIC received the award for the second time in the category “Casino Supplier of the Year”.

Consecutive victory at the Global Gaming Awards on the sidelines of the world’s largest gaming fair, ICE Totally Gaming. NOVOMATIC came in first place as “Casino Supplier of the Year” for the second time. “We operate around 2,100 electronic casinos and casinos around the world and have 28 technology centers in 16 countries. This enables us to test our products in our own casinos and respond more quickly to industry developments and requests from international customers. This award confirms that we perform highly professional work and that this is also recognized by industry experts,” says NOVOMATIC CEO, Harald Neumann.

The Global Gaming Awards have been recognizing special milestones and achievements in the gaming industry since 2014. After four successful years in Las Vegas, the Global Gaming Awards were presented in London for the second time during the ICE.

NOVOMATIC AG was recognized in the segment “Casino Supplier of the Year” for its achievements as an internationally reliable and innovative technology supplier.

This prestigious prize is awarded in a total of 16 categories and honors companies for their product and service innovations. The judging panel, consisting of 50 of the world’s leading industry experts, selects the winners from 165 nominated candidates. It is not without reason that this award ranks among the fairest and most reputable in the entire gaming industry, as every vote is audited and awarded independently by KPMG, the world’s largest auditing and consulting firm.

About NOVOMATIC

The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs around 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 70 countries. The Group operates around 255,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

Internationally recognized: NOVOMATIC is once again “Casino Supplier of the Year”

London/Gumpoldskirchen, February 8, 2019 (OTS) - Consecutive victory at the Global Gaming Awards on the sidelines of the world’s largest gaming fair, ICE Totally Gaming. NOVOMATIC came in first place as “Casino Supplier of the Year” for the second time. “We operate around 2,100 electronic casinos and casinos around the world and have 28 technology centers in 16 countries. This enables us to test our products in our own casinos and respond more quickly to industry developments and requests from international customers. This award confirms that we perform highly professional work and that this is also recognized by industry experts,” says NOVOMATIC CEO, Harald Neumann.

The Global Gaming Awards have been recognizing special milestones and achievements in the gaming industry since 2014. After four successful years in Las Vegas, the Global Gaming Awards were presented in London for the second time during the ICE.

NOVOMATIC AG was recognized in the segment “Casino Supplier of the Year” for its achievements as an internationally reliable and innovative technology supplier.

This prestigious prize is awarded in a total of 16 categories and honors companies for their product and service innovations. The judging panel, consisting of 50 of the world’s leading industry experts, selects the winners from 165 nominated candidates. It is not without reason that this award ranks among the fairest and most reputable in the entire gaming industry, as every vote is audited and awarded independently by KPMG, the world’s largest auditing and consulting firm.

Caption: Harald Neumann (CEO) and Thomas Graf (CTO) both NOVOMATIC are delighted to win the Global Gaming Awards in the category “Casino Supplier of the Year”. Photo credit: Thomas Meyer Photography

NOVOMATIC is premium supplier to new Corona Casino in Vietnam

The new Corona Resort and Casino on Phu Quoc, the largest island in Vietnam, selected NOVOMATIC as its premium supplier to provide a range of gaming terminals, the casino management system and media technology across its casino floor. The first of three casinos to trial local play, Corona Casino opened this month and marks the first time that Vietnamese can enter casinos in their country.

NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth represent some 35% of the entire slot floor, with a total of 200 state- of-the-art slot machines and 125 electronic table games terminals.

Featuring a variety of cutting-edge solutions, the NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth slot machines include an assortment of popular and market-attuned content, with a selection of leading multi- game mixes and games, set to excite tourists and local players alike.

A large NOVOMATIC electronic table games stadium acts as the centrepiece of the casino. Based on the NOVO LINE Novo UnityTM II platform, the ETG area consists of 125 gaming positions, featuring the sleek EXECUTIVE SLTM 1.24 terminals – and offers players the option of Baccarat, Roulette and Sic-Bo.

The casino houses a total of 1,000 slot machines from a range of manufacturers, all managed by the Octavian myACP casino management system. The luxurious venue also includes 100 gaming tables, offering eight types of games such as Baccarat, Roulette, Black Jack, Sic-Bo and several forms of Poker, as well as VIP facilities, a private sky casino and three restaurants.

Providing a first-rate media solution for the venue, NOVOMATIC Media Technologies has implemented an Absolute VisionTM system that controls more than 400 TV screens and monitors throughout the casino – as well as a custom-built and larger-than-life 45m2 LED video wall.

NOVOMATIC, supported by its Asian distributor Jade Entertainment and Gaming, carried out the installation in several phases ahead of the grand opening on January 19. Corona Resort and Casino is the first of three properties in Vietnam to be authorised by the government to allow economically-qualified locals to enter casinos, under a three-year trial scheme.

Peter Keijzer, General Manager Corona Casino, said: “Casinos these days are not just about slots and tables anymore. We selected NOVOMATIC because of their expertise and we believe in helping companies discover new territories. Phu Quoc Vietnam is Asia but also has a lot of European customers, which is why Upffinity Management Company created a mix of slot and table products from all over the world. We had to build this casino in seven months so we needed fast and short communication lines – NOVOMATIC and Jade Gaming performed and executed. It’s that simple.”

Lawrence Levy, VP Global Sales NOVOMATIC, added: “We are delighted to provide a range of leading NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth gaming machines, as well as the casino system and media solutions, to the new Corona Casino. The Southeast Asia region is a strong area of growth for NOVOMATIC, and we are extremely excited to play a major role in the development of Vietnam.”

NOVOMATIC displays its Gaming Leadership at ICE 2019

The leadership of NOVOMATIC is based on Group subsidiaries working in synergy to deliver on a passion of supplying advanced gaming solutions that drive the industry forward. More than 20 subsidiaries will come together on the giant NOVOMATIC stand at ICE 2019, covering the South Hall between Entrances S6 - S7, and demonstrate how the technologies complement each other to create powerful solutions. From integrated resorts to pubs, interactive to sports, and across the globe, NOVOMATIC has all product markets covered.

“NOVOMATIC offers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, covering all segments,” said Harald Neumann, CEO NOVOMATIC AG. “As a producer as well as operator of gaming technologies we have the opportunity to test and optimize new products in companyowned gaming facilities in a variety of markets.”

Casino:

Brand new slot titles will feature reimagined classics, including Lucky Lady’s Wild Spell™, with enhanced gameplay and 4K graphics on the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 and V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43. The international launch of MacGyver™ sees players join Richard Dean Anderson and lead cast on the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50, the compact V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32, and the first of two online themes – MacGyver: Duct Tape & Diamonds™ – on desktop and mobile devices.

International slot launches won’t stop there. Visitors to ICE 2019 will see the global launch of titles like Savage Hunt™, Valkyrie Star™, Princesses of War™, Dragon Hits™ and Asian Dragon™ hot. The new Pay Day series enters the world stage with Prized Panda™ and Prize of the Nile™ themes, and a range of linked themes will connect to the Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™. Refreshed game mixes on show will include NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X1, Jackpot Edition deluxe 1, Superia Premium Mix 2 and The Legend Gaminator® T1.

A new cabinet – V.I.P. Eagle™ III 3.32 – makes its premiere and will showcase leading games on the NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X and Impera Line™ HD Edition 6 mixes. Combining upright and slant-top cabinet design, this new cabinet release for selected markets features two
ultra-sharp 32” game screens and 27” TouchDeck™ slant, complemented by extra-wide LED effects. Next to this will be a best-selling single player Roulette classic in a completely new style – Grand Roulette II – that features a striking animated LED wheel.

Ainsworth:

An advanced range of Ainsworth cabinets – A600®, A600®ST and A640® – will present best-inclass slots for European and international markets, featuring latest themes from Quick Spin, Mega Choice Treasures and Mega Choice Quad Shot mixes, in addition to new mixes Mega Choice Classics and Mega Choice Fortune. Links will also be in focus with link themes such as Golden Link, Mad Millions, Raging Roosters reloaded and the PAC-MAN™ Link series.

Electronic Table Games:

ETGs based on the renowned NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II platform will present live, automated and virtual games in a stadium-style setup. The new LOTUS Roulette™ II Pro Black Edition island will also be on show, streaming automated roulette to a variety of cabinets as part of a multi-game mix.

Sports Betting:

NovoPrime Sports – the scalable sports betting system developed in collaboration with Sportradar – will demonstrate total flexibility across self-service betting terminals, desktop and mobile devices. Another solution with Kambi will be on show, as well as the latest retail and online products of Admiral Sportwetten and Millennium.

Bingo:

Otium brings new video bingo titles like Binvaders 20 and Wonderbingo to London, and will introduce Bingosaurus 20 and Copacabana 20, on the OT300 cabinet. New game mixes and
specialist jackpots such as Big Bank Link and Mystery Pot Link, will also premiere.

Interactive:

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, will debut new slot titles at ICE with the highlight launch of The Great Gambini’s Night Magic, as well as an online MacGyver™ theme and Tidal Riches™ that explores the bounty of the ocean. Based on the land-based link, the online version of Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™ will premiere with Book of Ra™ Mystic Fortunes, Pyramid Fortunes™ and Goddess Rising™ linked themes.

Eurocoin Interactive will launch Fluffy Bingo™, the latest addition to its NOVO BINGO line of interactive bingo titles, as well as the new Jackpot Dice™ featuring three creative jackpots.

Server-based Systems:

Octavian will demonstrate a live myACP casino management system connected to a group of slot machines and profile the latest functionalities such as Jackpots, TITO, cashless, GDPR/AML, ticket redemption, player tracking and business intelligence.

The innovative Plurius™ solution from Greentube will present seamless device change and single wallet capabilities across desktop and mobile, and gaming terminals like PANTHERA™ 2.27 and GAMINATOR® Scorpion 2.24. Game mixes featuring classic NOVOMATIC titles, thirdparty content and new Greentube games such as Apollo God of the Sun and The Great Gambini’s Night Magic will show how players can switch between devices on the fly.

Demonstrating technological advancements in responsible gaming, NOVOMATIC Biometric Systems will connect NBS fingerprint and facial recognition to devices around the stand, such as gaming terminals, SSBTs, cash machines, turnstiles and a new entry terminal.

Across Europe:

NOVOMATIC UK will showcase new products across the Astra Casino, Bell-Fruit Games and Gamestec brands. The highlight for Astra is the new digital gaming terminal Prismatic™ for the UK, Dutch and Belgian arcade and pub markets. At the heart of the exhibit will be the Big Bonus Wheel mystery jackpot attraction that is creating a big impact in the UK market.

New cabinet and software innovations will be presented by LÖWEN Entertainment for the German market, headed by the striking Pro Generation range with new software, games and
features. Also in focus will be the CASINONET data management system, giving operators remote access to a comprehensive range of back office and security functions.

A wide range of AWP solutions for the Spanish market will be on show by NOVOMATIC Spain, such as Gigastar II and Impera Salon. New machines for bars will also be displayed, including NOVO LINE Bar III and the latest launch from GiGames, Venezia. In addition, NOVOMATIC Netherlands will feature a selection of products for the Dutch AWP market.

NOVOMATIC Sports Betting Kiosk Debuts in North America

NOVOMATIC’S latest in Sports Betting Kiosk Solutions Showcases Growth in U.S.

The NOVOMATIC F-V830 full-service Sports Betting Kiosk made its debut in North America on Tuesday, November 20th, following the opening of DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, confirming a clear focus of accelerated growth in the U.S.

The market-leading Sports Betting Kiosks, combined with Kambi’s sports betting products, proved to be a significant contributor to the overall guest experience. DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts features a dozen of these intuitive solutions in an intimate environment surrounded by 1,000 square feet of ultra-high definition digital video displays, creating the most modern and comfortable retail sports betting experience in New Jersey.

“We congratulate Resorts and are proud to provide our proven sports betting kiosk technology to help create this experiential sportsbook,” said Rick Meitzler, President and CEO of NOVOMATIC Americas. “This launch is of strategic importance for NOVOMATIC Americas as we continue to grow our business in North America.”

The NOVOMATIC kiosks and the sports betting expertise of Kambi, have combined to deliver a state-of-the-art, world-class sports betting environment. The retail space also includes five betting windows, stadium-style seating with chargers, VIP area, a full-service bar with food, drink and bar top video poker.

“This is a sports betting nirvana for avid sports gamers,” stated Kathleen McLaughlin, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management of NOVOMATIC Americas. “Every detail has been imagined and flawlessly executed. This retail space raises the bar for sports betting in New Jersey.”

The NOVOMATIC kiosk solution, fitted with the Kambi Sportsbook platform, are located inside and outside of DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts, offering sports fans efficient ways to place a bet.

“NOVOMATIC Americas kiosk and service team have been fantastic to work with on this opening,” said Joe Cavilla, Vice President of Casino Operations for Resorts. “They have gone above and beyond at every opportunity. The NOVOMATIC team worked tirelessly with our team to meet a very aggressive approval and installation schedule. The kiosk technology offers our customers a very convenient way to place bets and we’re very happy with the product and support received.”

The impressive DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts delivers on its promise of providing industry leading sports betting action in an unparalleled, comfortable environment that you can experience just steps from the New Jersey Boardwalk.

NOVOMATIC Executive Board appoints a new member

Subtitle: The NOVOMATIC AG Supervisory Board has announced that Bartholomäus Czapkiewicz has been named as a new member of the Executive Board starting December 1, 2018.


Gumpoldskirchen, 6 December 2018 (OTS) – NOVOMATIC is one of the largest gaming technology groups in the world, on the cutting edge of developing innovative products and system solutions for the gaming industry. In order to drive expansion in this area, Bartholomäus Czapkiewicz has been appointed to the Executive Board as Chief Systems Officer (CSO).


Gumpoldskirchen, 6 December 2018 (OTS) – NOVOMATIC is one of the largest gaming technology groups in the world, on the cutting edge of developing innovative products and system solutions for the gaming industry. In order to drive expansion in this area, Bartholomäus Czapkiewicz has been appointed to the Executive Board as Chief Systems Officer (CSO).


“We are thrilled to have Bartholomäus Czapkiewicz as a new member of the Executive Board. He is an internationally-experienced Research and Development mathematician and computer scientist, with a focus on system and platform solutions. Over the past few years, Bartholomäus Czapkiewicz has played a decisive role in successfully expanding our innovative abilities. On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I would like to wish Mr. Czapkiewicz all the best and a great deal of success in his new role,” said Dr. Bernd Oswald, Head of the NOVOMATIC AG Supervisory Board.


Research and Development has always played a significant role in the NOVOMATIC success story, with 28 company-owned technology centers in 16 countries. “I am looking forward to the new challenge and would like to say thank you for the trust placed in me. Now, as part of the successful Executive Team, my goal, in particular, is to continue development in system and platform solutions, and ensure that our processes become even more efficient as we look towards the future,” emphasizes Czapkiewicz. Over the last three years alone, NOVOMATIC has invested around EUR 300 million in Research and Development.


Bartholomäus Czapkiewicz has been working at NOVOMATIC for more than 10 years and was responsible for coordinating international development projects, as well as for the Research and Development department in his role as Managing Director of the former NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries GmbH. Of course, Czapkiewicz also offers experience from his time before NOVOMATIC, a time in which he was responsible for designing a variety of development processes for a range of industries.


As of December 1, 2018, therefore, the NOVOMATIC AG Executive Board consists of Harald Neumann (CEO), Dr. Christian Widhalm (CIO), Ryszard Presch (COO), Thomas Graf (CTO), Peter Stein (CFO) and Bartholomäus Czapkiewicz (CSO).

NOVOMATIC: Standard & Poor’s confirms “BBB-” rating with a stable outlook

Subtitle: The international rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has recently published a research update for NOVOMATIC AG, which is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange with bonds. The rating of “BBB-/A-3” with a stable outlook was confirmed, making NOVOMATIC one of the industry leaders.

Gumpoldskirchen, November 20, 2018 (OTS) - In a recent research update, Standard & Poor’s analyzed the strengths and risks of NOVOMATIC – and compared it with international competitors. As one of Austria’s leading companies, NOVOMATIC benefits from its strong European presence, its vertically integration as a producer and operator of gaming machines and less leverage compared to its global peers.

“The good rating confirms our fundamental strategy: We think over longer periods of time and focus on the international consolidation of the group of companies,” says NOVOMATIC CEO Harald Neumann. “We began this process of consolidation a few months ago, which also includes moderate acquisitions and the evaluation of various companies with regard to their optimization potential.” Following the rapid growth of recent years, the time has now come to optimize internal processes and structures across international borders and “ultimately to make decisions about the future positioning of the company in the various markets and divisions,” Neumann explains.

NOVOMATIC is an important contributor to the Austrian economy

The fact that NOVOMATIC makes an important contribution to Austria’s economic performance was recently demonstrated by a study conducted by the renowned “Economica Institute for Economic Research”. The results show that NOVOMATIC
generated a gross production value of EUR 1.3 billion in 2017. At around EUR 2.5 billion, the overall effect for Austria’s economy is almost twice as high – triggered by intensive interdependencies regarding preliminary work with domestic companies and a low import share. The gross production value comprises the value of all goods and services covered by the production process.

Two additional jobs outside the Group are linked to each job at NOVOMATIC through the integration with domestic suppliers as well as through consumption and investment effects. “Besides our vertical integration of more than 90 percent, we also are a reliable customer and partner for numerous companies in Austria,” continues Harald Neumann.

In addition, NOVOMATIC is one of the largest taxpayers in the country. The Group’s activities contributed a total of EUR 439.7 million directly and indirectly to tax revenue in Austria in 2017. The largest tax items: about 45.9 percent of total fiscal revenue was spent on wage-related taxes and social security contributions. Taxes on products accounted for 19.7 percent and VAT for 18.2 percent.

NOVOMATIC also focuses on employee satisfaction. “This ranges from setting up our own training tracks, such as the Corporate Coding Academy, to initiatives that underscore our responsibility as an employer,” says Neumann, alluding to the “Nestor Gold” seal of approval for age-appropriate work and the “berufundfamilie” quality seal awarded by the Ministry of Family Affairs for family-friendly employers.

Voodoo Fortunes™ VIP Experience

Voodoo Fortunes™ casts a spell on Mexico City

Crown Gaming Mexico, the local subsidiary of NOVOMATIC AG, held its 3rd VIP Experience in Mexico City on October 25 and invited operators from around the country to get hands-on with a selection of products for the market. Attendees were treated to a spellbinding evening themed on the Voodoo Fortunes™ slot game.

The NOVOMATIC VIP Experience returned to W Hotel in Mexico City this year, shortly after G2E. The main attraction was Voodoo Fortunes™ – presented for the first time in Mexico and on the
PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 cabinet, which delivers the game in impressive 4K resolution on a 43” curved display. Created by Winfinity Games, a NOVOMATIC studio, Voodoo Fortunes™ is part of the Fortunes game series and impressed at the event with its detailed graphics and engaging gameplay.

Larger-than-life Voodoo dolls and priestesses came to life and roamed the event as customers played the new title. The machines were connected to the Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™ that features a four-level linked progressive and can connect multiples of the same game as well as a variety of titles. In addition, the Imperator 3.24 black edition, widely popular in Mexico, was displayed with Impera Line™ HD Edition 6 featuring games such as Amazon’s Diamonds™ and Blue Moon™.

Crown Gaming Mexico and NOVOMATIC representatives spent time with the customers in an intimate environment and walked them through top-performing games in the market. Attendees
each received a special photography art book entitled ‘NOVOMATIC en Mexico’ that showcases a selection of NOVOMATIC machines at the most representative casinos throughout the country.

Judith Barrientos, Crown Gaming Mexico Commercial Manager, said: “Our VIP Experience just gets bigger and better! The success of this third edition was due to our wonderful customers and, of course, to our amazing team. The growth we have experienced in the last few years is a reflection of hard work and NOVOMATIC’s willingness to take risks and innovate every day.”

Lawrence Levy, VP Global Sales NOVOMATIC, added: “Mexico is a hugely important market for NOVOMATIC, we had a very successful year and anticipate an even better 2019. This event always has a wonderful ambiance and allows us to show our appreciation to VIP customers in Mexico while presenting new highlight products for the market.”

NOVOMATIC shines brightly with Diamond display at BEGE

Continued expansion in the Balkans region sees NOVOMATIC present a broad portfolio of its latest products on Stands #2.1 to #2.4 at BEGE 2018 in Sofia. Led by local subsidiary Novo Investment Bulgaria, the line-up will be headed by the new Diamond Roulette, shining brightly as it premieres in the market.

Occupying a large area at BEGE – the major gaming show for the Balkans and Eastern European region – again this year, NOVOMATIC will be represented by its leading product brands, in addition to regional operation brands Flamingo and Millennium.

Diamond Roulette leads the product line-up, presenting a cutting-edge automated roulette solution that will deliver fast-paced roulette to a variety of terminals around the stand, including the V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 and its new sister V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43. The compact roulette wheel is designed for very small to large venues – and everything in between – and at BEGE, the game will be presented as part of the Impera Line™ HD Edition 6 multi-game mix.

A selection of new and market-proven products will be on display to visitors from around the region. The new PANTHERA™ 2.27 will be presented in Bulgaria for the first time with game mixes NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X and NOVO LINE™ Interactive Jackpot Edition 1 deluxe. The single screen cabinet version, PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 that features a 43” curved 4K display, will also be prominent on the stand with a selection of stand-alone jackpot games from the Fortunes series.

Market-leading cabinets returning to the show include the IMPERATOR 3.24, NOVOSTAR® II 2.24, GAMINATOR® Scorpion 2.24 and NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 with a host of content. Brand new game mixes will be presented on the cabinets, such as Superia Games Premium Mix 2 with new titles like Amazing Ladies and Fruit Parade, and The Legend Gaminator® 1T with a selection of proven classics and new themes.

Ainsworth machines will also feature on the stand – the A600™ cabinet will be displayed with Mega Choice Treasures™ games like Cash Cave and Mustang Money, as well as the A640™ with a selection of game mixes featuring Multi Win 1, 2 and 3. In addition, the myACP casino management system will be demonstrated by Octavian with updates and new features such as the latest GDPR tools.

Roman Czubak, Head of Sales Central and Eastern Europe NOVOMATIC, said: “We are excited to be able to present our current product line at BEGE 2018 in Sofia, including Diamond Roulette, the newest addition to the NOVOMATIC automated wheel family. We are looking forward to welcoming all visitors to our stand and giving them an insight into our latest products for the market.”

NOVOMATIC MacGyver™ mania on the NOVOMATIC booth at G2E

Product highlights for North America were in great abundance on the NOVOMATIC booth at G2E in Las Vegas last week, with targeted cabinets, content, progressives and systems, confirming a clear focus of accelerated growth into the market.

The new slot title based on the iconic TV show of the 80s – MacGyver™ – created a standout impression at G2E. Presented on the towering NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 and compact V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 cabinets, NOVOMATIC’s latest IP title proved a major attraction on the show floor. Appealing to a wide audience, this retro-style game joins Angus “Mac” MacGyver on a mission to unlock safes and defuse bombs for the chance to win prizes and three progressive levels. Visitors to the NOVOMATIC booth expressed great enthusiasm for the game while taking their photo with a giant roll of duct tape, paper clips and matches.

New titles driven for the US market, created by the NOVOMATIC Americas Mount Prospect studio and the Winfinity Games and 707 Games studios in Austria, were on full display and gave a clear signal that NOVOMATIC’s new, targeted content is making a mark in the North American market. The Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™ presented leading titles Asian Fortunes™, Book of Ra™ Mystic Fortunes, Goddess Rising™ and Voodoo Fortunes™ on the new PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 in 4K with compelling overhead signage. And the NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X and brand new Edition X1 resonated with international operators. New game mixes were also presented for the Illinois and Pennsylvania VGT markets.

Electronic Table Games (ETGs) based on the world-renowned NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II platform delivered a live, automated and virtual showcase of popular table games with a live Baccarat table and automated Roulette wheels. A series of platform improvements were demonstrated based on customer demand and feedback from initial US installations at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut and Pechanga Resort & Casino in California. New Cammegh Spread-Bet Baccarat and Black Jack side bets joined the already distinguished Spread-Bet Roulette, and a new Poker 3+ side bet made its first appearance at the show.

Two sports betting solutions targeting North America were presented to an attentive audience at G2E. NovoPrime Sports is a highly flexible system developed in collaboration with Sportradar and delivers scalable sportsbook solutions based on modern architecture and technologies. Another solution, developed in partnership with Kambi, presented a ready-to-market sportsbook with adaptable markets relevant to specific jurisdictions. On the casino management systems side, the refreshed myACP system was presented by Octavian.

Video bingo products based on the Otium OT300 cabinet were well received as well, and a new selection of bingo content and jackpots were presented. On the interactive area of the booth, Greentube unveiled a prominent display of online and mobile solutions for regulated markets in the Americas, as the NOVOMATIC Interactive division expands in the region. Some of the best-received games included online versions of popular NOVOMATIC slots that included From Dusk Till Dawn™ and the Tales of Darkness™ series.

Harald Neumann, CEO NOVOMATIC, said: “This year’s G2E has been an exceptional and great show to present our 360-degree gaming portfolio as well as our new products releases. The US market plays a key role for us – through our partnership with Ainsworth and joint booth at G2E, we are uniquely positioned to benefit from its established market presence and jointly increase our market share. In addition, the sports betting corner at the NOVOMATIC booth was not only a complete success but also of great strategic importance.”

Subject: Merger of NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries GmbH into NOVOMATIC AG

Dear Sir or Madam,

We would like to inform you that the merger of NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries GmbH into its sole parent company, NOVOMATIC AG, as the absorbing company, has taken place by entry in the Austrian Companies Register.

Your existing contracts and business relations with NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries GmbH remain valid in full and will be transferred to NOVOMATIC AG by way of universal succession upon entry of the merger in the Companies Register. A separate formal agreement on your part is not necessary. NOVOMATIC AG assumes all rights and obligations of NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries GmbH. The latter ceased to exist upon entry of the merger in the Companies Register on October 5, 2018.

Your contact person will remain the same. We only ask you to use the following master data in the future:

• Company name: NOVOMATIC AG
• Company address: Wiener Strasse 158, 2352 Gumpoldskirchen, Austria
• Commercial register number: FN 69548 b
• VAT number: ATU 15031007
• Bank details:

IBAN (EUR): AT391100009653488800, SWIFT: BKAUATWWXXX
IBAN (USD): AT141200009653488809, SWIFT: BKAUATWWXXX
IBAN (GBP): AT571200009653488811, SWIFT: BKAUATWWXXX

These master data shall apply immediately to all agreements, orders, and order confirmations. All invoices must therefore be issued exclusively to NOVOMATIC AG with immediate effect.

Please kindly give appropriate consideration to this in future written correspondence with our company. We ask you to pass this information on to other appropriate places in your company as well.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your confidence that you have put in our company to date and are looking forward to the continued collaboration.

With best regards,
NOVOMATIC AG

NOVOMATIC presents Winning Technology for US markets at G2E

An extensive NOVOMATIC product range that features brand new games and game mixes, a series of advanced cabinets, progressive jackpots, electronic table games, sports betting and system solutions, and online gaming developments will be on display for the US and surrounding markets on Booth #1259 at G2E 2018. Commercial and tribal gaming operators will be able to explore the wide-ranging product suite and understand just how NOVOMATIC’s award-winning technology can boost their operations.

The NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 cabinet with Python Chair delivers the next level of player immersion and will present a new IP title for casino markets – MacGyver™. Based on the iconic TV show of the 80s, players join Richard Dean Anderson and the lead cast on an explosive slot adventure. Returning to G2E will be From Dusk Till Dawn™ – and both IP titles will also be presented in a compact style on the V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 cabinet.

Spearheaded by the PANTHERA™ 2.27 twin screen cabinet, and the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 and V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 that feature curved 4K screens, various cabinet series for allsized venues will showcase a selection of new single games – featuring Dragon Hits™, Prize of the Nile™, Prized Panda™, Princesses of War™, Riches Ahoy!™ and Great American Wilds™ – from the NOVOMATIC Americas Mount Prospect studio and the Winfinity Games and 707
Games studios in Austria. The Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™ will show progressive themes from the Fortunes series, new Otium bingo games will be on display, and leading multigame mixes will be presented – with new mixes for Illinois and Pennsylvania VGT markets, and a
newly designed mix targeting Latin America.

Electronic Table Games (ETGs) based on the internationally renowned NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II platform have been growing their US footprint, and at G2E, automated, virtual and live versions of popular table games will be presented with two automated roulette wheels and a live Baccarat table to demonstrate variations of the powerful system. Adding to the popular Cammegh Spread-Bet Roulette, new Black Jack and Baccarat Spread-Bet side bets make their debut at the show and prominent signage from NOVOMATIC Media Technologies will round-off this year’s ETG display.

Recognising a large-scale opportunity in sports betting has proved fruitful as the US sports betting market is now open for business. NOVOMATIC has teamed up with Sportradar to codevelop an innovative line of sports betting products and services that will be demonstrated on a special area of the booth. Another designated area will display the Octavian myACP casino management system.

Greentube online content will feature in the NOVOMATIC Interactive area with titles such as Almighty Reels™ - Realm of Poseidon, Jaguar Moon™, Steinhaus™ and Asian Diamonds™ being some of the many highlights. Online versions of NOVOMATIC slots popular in the US landbased
market like From Dusk Till Dawn™ and the Tales of Darkness™ series will demonstrate an exciting range of omni-channel offerings. Sharing the booth with Ainsworth Game Technology, majority owned by NOVOMATIC, the
portfolio will include the company’s Class III, Class II, Washington State and Historical Horse Racing product lines. On show will be a selection of new standalone and linked games, new titles on the A640 cabinets, online gaming content, the upgraded EVO cabinet that makes its North
American trade show debut, and new linked progressive brands – including the brand new PACMAN™ Link series.

Rick Meitzler, CEO NOVOMATIC Americas, said: “The player entertainment experience is most important and good content is king. With new titles, innovative progressive product lines and electronic table game solutions it’s going to be a fantastic show for us. What is most exciting as
we are preparing for G2E 2018 is the amount of titles and cabinets that we have in the pipeline for 2019. This will be a breakout year for us in the VGT market as well, with the planned launch of our Octavian myACP system and new game suites for both Illinois and Pennsylvania. Look out
for us at G2E – we have the right team and I’m excited to show off our great product selection.”

Novo Zone opens at Sun Casino

NOVOMATIC partners Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer to open the Novo Zone

NOVOMATIC has partnered with Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, one of the world’s most prestigious casino operators and owner of the famous casinos in Monaco, to open the ‘Novo Zone’ at Sun Casino – a live area on the casino floor where NOVOMATIC rolls out new releases and technology. At the launch event, state-of-the-art gaming equipment was revealed, featuring the latest NOVOMATIC PANTHERA™ and V.I.P. cabinets, Ainsworth A640 and A600 machines, new slot titles and the Enchanted Fortunes Linked
Jackpot™.

Executives, players and visitors from around the region were invited to the launch party on August 31 and September 1. The event was brimming with guests lining up to play the latest NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth games. Several promotions ran throughout the two-day event, culminating with a prize draw that saw one lucky player win an all-inclusive trip to the Vienna Opera Ball next February.

The Novo Zone opened with 46 of the latest gaming machines and adds to the NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth products already operating in the casino. The dedicated zone features PANTHERA™ 2.27 cabinets, as well as a display of PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 cabinets presenting the global launch of the Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™ with game titles such as Asian Fortunes™, Voodoo Fortunes™ and Goddess Rising™. The V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 cabinet and its new sister V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 are also presenting a range of leading games and game mixes from the extensive NOVOMATIC library.

From Dusk Till Dawn™ features on the standout NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 cabinet. This new licensed theme has been making an impression in both international land-based and online
casinos this year. The Ainsworth showcase features the A640 cabinet with PAC-MAN™ Dynamic Edition and PAC-MAN™ Wild Edition, as well as Quick Spin titles Super Hot 7s™ and Super Charged 7s™, and the A600 cabinet presents Mega Choice Treasures™ and the Firepower™ multi-game linked jackpot package.

Pascal Camina, Senior Executive President of Monte-Carlo Sociéte des Bains de Mer, said: “I am proud that this partnership with NOVOMATIC had come into being. The Sun Casino offers unique experiences to its players focusing on innovation and excellence assuring the highest quality standards. Monaco seems definitely to be the most beautiful games destination in Europe with the advantage of being a technological showcase.”

Lawrence Levy, VP Global Sales NOVOMATIC, said: “We are proud to work in close collaboration with Sun Casino and Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer on this exciting project and look forward to this partnership growing from strength to strength. We see the Novo Zone at Sun Casino as a valuable opportunity to launch our new cabinets, titles and links within a lively casino environment. The launch party was a great success, and our joint marketing efforts will continue as we introduce new products to the showroom.”

Half-year result NOVOMATIC AG: Record revenue and clear earnings improvement

  • Two-digit rise in sales revenues (+12.6 percent) to EUR 1,365.3 million
  • EBITDA climbs to EUR 318.0 million
  • Number of employees increases to 26,230
  • Acquisitions, above all in the core markets of Germany, Spain, Italy and Eastern
  • Europe, are having a positive impact
  • Consolidation strategy is effective
  • Acquisition of Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd.

Gumpoldskirchen, August 30, 2018 (OTS) – NOVOMATIC, Europe’s leading gaming technology group, recorded around 700 new employees in the first half of the 2018 financial year, with revenue increasing by 12.6 percent to a new record despite regulatory challenges.

NOVOMATIC AG’s sales increased to EUR 1,365.3 million in the first six months, compared to EUR 1,212.0 million in the first half of 2017. The sales revenue from gaming machines increased by 96.2 percent compared to the previous year. This development is mainly attributable to the acquisition of Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd. and ongoing smaller acquisitions in the operating business, as well as performance improvements in NOVOMATIC’s core markets.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to EUR 318.0 million in the first half of 2018 and were thus significantly higher than the previous year’s value by EUR 33.1 million or 11.6 percent. It is noteworthy that the operating result (EBIT), despite investment-intensive regulatory challenges in Germany and Italy, also increased to EUR 148.4 million (+ 23.0 percent).

The number of employees also climbed to a historic high of 26,230 employees (headcount at the reporting date). This corresponds to an increase of 694 employees, with the increase being mainly due to the expansion.

“This pleasing result confirms our strategy of consolidating our market leadership in existing
markets and of opening up new markets and technologies through acquisitions,” emphasizes NOVOMATIC CEO, Harald Neumann.

During the first half of 2018, in addition to the major acquisition of Ainsworth, there were only a few acquisitions of smaller companies in the core markets of Germany, Italy, Spain and Eastern Europe, primarily in the areas of slot arcade operations, bar installation and sports betting. With these acquisitions, the Group is enhancing its market position in some of Europe’s core
markets.

At present, however, the focus is on consolidating the rapid growth of recent years, driven in particular by acquisitions of companies. At the same time, synergies were also started with the increase. “The focus is on optimizing internal processes and structures across borders,” emphasizes Neumann.

NOVOMATIC displays leading product selection at 12th edition of Entertainment Arena Expo

Supplying all sectors of the Romanian gaming industry and with operations throughout the country, NOVOMATIC continues to dominate the market. Led by NOVOMATIC Romania, a new selection of cabinets, games, system tools, sports betting and online gaming solutions will be presented on Stand #202 at the annual Entertainment Arena Expo in Bucharest.

Centre stage and new for Romania are the PANTHERA™ cabinets. The PANTHERA™ 2.27 features a sophisticated design with two 27” monitors, LED illumination and delivers powerful gaming performance. At EAE, the cabinet will present game mixes such as NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X that features 10 prominent NOVOMATIC titles including Book of Ra™ Temple of Gold™, Lucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe, Viking & Dragon™ and Rio Carnival™ as well as a modern, interactive menu display.

The elegant, curved screen cabinets – PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 and V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 – will be highlighted. Featuring 4K displays, the cabinets provide a fully immersive design and offer a wide range of titles with pin-sharp graphics. Both cabinets will present a variety of game mixes and themes such as the new Fortunes series title Voodoo Fortunes™, Amazon’s Diamonds™, Upward™ and fruit games like Blue Moon™, Fruit Cubes™, Fruit Pots™ and Sizzling Hot™ pro 10.

On show will also be a strong line-up of proven performers – an expansive selection of products with wide recognition in the country and firmly established as favourites of both Romanian players and operators. Leading cabinets like the GAMINATOR® Scorpion 2.24, V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32, IMPERATOR 3.24, NOVOSTAR® SL 3.27 and NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 return to EAE and feature a range of new and proven games with titles like Hold Your Horses™, Book of Maya™ and Globe Roulette™ pro.

Dedicated areas around the stand feature an Ainsworth presentation that highlights the Mega Choice Classics game mix on the A600 cabinets, with titles like Wish Maker, Coral Dreams and Exotic Orient. Plus, the best-selling Multi Win 1, 2 and 3 mixes for the A640 cabinets make their European debut at EAE 2018. In addition, sports betting and online solutions, which have grown their footprint in Romania over the past year, will be on show, as well as the Octavian myACP casino management system, to round off this year’s presentation.

Valentin Adrian Georgescu, CEO NOVOMATIC Romania, said: “Every year, our team works to improve our product offering as well as the services we provide to support the growth of our clients. The NOVOMATIC Romania team is pleased to welcome you to the 12th edition of Entertainment Arena Expo on Stand #202 with the most advantageous offers. There will also be a host of surprises, like the traditional NOVOMATIC Tournament, specially designed to reward the loyalty of our clients.”

NOVOMATIC wins WKO Export Prize

For the 24th time, the annual Austrian Export Prize was awarded to the country’s most successful export companies at Exporters’ Nite 2018. One of the winners: NOVOMATIC in the Tourism and Leisure Industry category.

Gumpoldskirchen, 27 June 2018 (OTS) – Every year since 1994, the Austrian Export Prize is awarded to Austrian companies with the most success in foreign markets. This year, NOVOMATIC applied for the prize and emerged as a winner in the Tourism and Leisure Industry category. The leading company from Gumpoldskirchen, with a strong focus on export, was honored for international success by Federal Minister Margarete Schramböck and WKO President Harald Mahrer at a Black Tie Gala in the Vienna Museumsquartier.

NOVOMATIC has been steadily improving its turnover since the company was founded 38 years ago. The gaming technology group is a clear market leader in Europe, and active around the globe with more than 300 subsidiaries. In total, NOVOMATIC employs more than 25,500 employees worldwide, 3,300 of those in Austria alone.

“As a globally operating gaming technology group with exports to more than 75 countries, this prize is not just a high commendation for NOVOMATIC’s successful international engagement, but also confirmation that we are contributing significantly to Austria’s export success,” said NOVOMATIC CEO Harald Neumann. “Not only that, we are proud, with an export quota of around 97%, to do our part for Austria’s economic success,” he continued.

Focus on sustainable growth and consolidation

“NOVOMATIC is not interested in short-term profit maximization, we prefer to think long-term,” said NOVOMATIC CEO Harald Neumann on the company strategy. The company plans to shift focus to a consolidation of the corporate group so that global growth can be fostered over the next few years. “This also, of course, includes modest acquisitions and the evaluation of various national subsidiaries in regards to their optimization potential.” He noted that after rapid growth over the past few years, the time has now come to optimize internal processes and structures across the board. NOVOMATIC is also an international pioneer when it comes to the area of player protection. In 2017, an innovative fingerprint access system was introduced at ADMIRAL Casinos & Entertainment AG in Austria, and the facial recognition access system CLEVER ENTRY was introduced at LÖWEN Entertainment GmbH in Germany.

Casino ADMIRAL Gibraltar launches Ainsworth’s PAC-MAN™

Following the success of Ainsworth’s PAC-MAN WILD EDITION™ in the North American casino market, Casino ADMIRAL Gibraltar has launched the game on its casino floor alongside a compelling line-up of Ainsworth titles. The new game selection complements the entertaining range of slots, tables, bingo and sports betting available at the Gibraltar venue.


PAC-MAN™ is one of the most recognizable figures in video game history and Ainsworth has brought the retro feel to casinos as part of a partnership with Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. PAC-MAN WILD EDITION™ arrives at Casino ADMIRAL Gibraltar on the advanced A640™ cabinet and brings with it great gaming action, sounds and features such as a ‘Fruit Bonus’ for increased wins, free games that turn the screen into an extra-large 9x5 reel array and a ‘Big Wheel Spin’ feature that gives the chance to win one of three progressive jackpots.


Next to PAC-MAN WILD EDITION™ on the A640™ cabinet is Rumble Rumble Bear™ that features a curved reel display above the main reels, a variety of bonuses and 2-level standalone progressive jackpot. The A600™ cabinet has also been introduced at the venue, exciting players with top performing titles such as Fire Strike™ and Treasure Strike™ on the Dream Strike™ multi-level linked progressive, and Ultimate Thunder™ and Wild Wins™ on the Win Storm™ linked progressive.


Tim Mitchell, Casino Director of Casino ADMIRAL Gibraltar said: “The cabinet and screen quality of the new Ainsworth products are outstanding – they stand out even next to the latest models of other brands. Very impressed.”


Sonya Nikolova, Head of Sales Ainsworth Europe, said: “Ainsworth’s PAC-MAN WILD EDITION™ now provides an unbeatable offering for game lovers in Europe. Casino ADMIRAL Gibraltar is a trendsetter in its area, so the selection of the linked progressive products and premium titles for the A640™ cabinet would definitely turn into a must-repeat experience for the versatile audience of the Gibraltar casino.”

NOVOMATIC premieres From Dusk Till Dawn™ in Mexico with PlayCity

The NOVOMATIC slot game based on the infamous vampire road movie From Dusk Till Dawn™ brings filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez to the casino floor for the first time – and has now landed in Mexico. A wide-scale event of NOVOMATIC and Televisa, owner of leading operator PlayCity Casinos, launched the game at 16 venues throughout the country.

From Dusk Till Dawn™ is part of NOVOMATIC’s recent strategy to develop a string of omnichannel IP titles. Featuring the likes of George Clooney, Salma Hayek and Juliette Lewis, players are taken on an action-packed journey to Mexico. A well-rounded combination of proven NOVOMATIC math, explosive gameplay and sounds, a raft of bonuses and 2-level progressive jackpot appeals to a diverse range of slot enthusiasts. The game rolled out at all PlayCity casinos on the leading V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 cabinet, already a hit in Mexico.

To mark the premiere, launch parties took place simultaneously at every venue. TV spots for the game launch aired in the week running up to the event for all casinos, making this the biggest ever launch of a themed slot title in Mexico. The headline event took place at PlayCity Casino Plaza Real in Monterrey where giant screens welcomed visitors with clips from the various game bonuses.

Players were instantly drawn to the game and reactions on the night were outstanding: “Great cabinet, great game, you tricked me into staying all night!” said one customer. “The best part is that the bonus gives what men or women want,” said another. This themed title follows the success of a wide range of NOVOMATIC slots, bingo games and cabinets already popular in Mexico.

Judith Barrientos, Sales Manager Crown Gaming Mexico, said: “It was a challenge to launch a single game when our multi-games have become so well established in Mexico. From Dusk Till Dawn™ shows that NOVOMATIC is more than all the classics and taking the brand out of its comfort zone also produces great results. The launch night was very successful and I am really thankful to PlayCity, without them, this would not have been possible.”

About NOVOMATIC
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs
around 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 75 countries. The Group operates around 270,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

NOVOMATIC debuts new product line-up in Latin America at PGS

A new range of cutting-edge NOVOMATIC gaming equipment for international casino markets was launched in 2018 and will now be previewed in Latin America for the first time at the Peru Gaming Show. Taking place on June 20-21 in the heart of Lima, PGS is gearing up to be its largest edition to date and NOVOMATIC will make a standout presentation of new cabinets, single games, multi-games and game mixes, as well as standalone and linked progressive jackpots.

On Stand #58 at the Peru Gaming Show 2018, NOVOMATIC will showcase a range of brand new gaming equipment in Latin America. The new cabinets PANTHERA™ 2.27 and PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 will be on prominent display. The two-screen version PANTHERA™ 2.27 features a straight-forward design and powerful performance, and at PGS will present the new NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X game mix with ten leading titles that include Viking & Dragon™, Amazon’s Diamonds™ and Book of Ra™ Temple of Gold.

The single-screen cabinet version PANTHERA Curve™ 1.43 features a 43” curve screen with 4K display and delivers a wide selection of single- and multi-game content. At PGS, a bank of six cabinets will present six titles – Asian Fortunes™, Book of Ra™ Mystic Fortunes, Treasure of Tut™, Goddess Rising™, Voodoo Fortunes™ and Pyramid Fortunes™ – all connected to the linked progressive jackpot solution Enchanted Fortune Linked Jackpot™, also on show for the first time in the region.

Widely popular in Peru, as well as throughout Latin America and the rest of the world, the V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 cabinet returns to the show, this year featuring the new Impera Line™ HD Edition 6, which is already gaining in popularity across the region with a mix of new and classic titles such as Blue Moon™, Fruit Cubes™ and Book of Ra™ deluxe. Its sister cabinet, the new V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 will make its debut in Latin America at PGS – ready to hit the market with its 43” curve screen in 4K and highly comfortable V.I.P. Scorpion Chair, this new cabinet will present NOVO LINE™ Concurve Edition 4 with a range of slots that include a variety of features and Standalone Progressive Jackpots.

An area of the booth will be dedicated to the Octavian myACP system, a comprehensive casino management system that is well established and growing in Latin America, with an expanding range of intelligent modules. The scalable solution monitors all casino floor activity and provides detailed accounting and technical analysis as well as extensive marketing capabilities and reporting.

Lawrence Levy, VP Global Sales NOVOMATIC, said: “Peru is one of our most important markets in Latin America in regards to the volume and popularity of our products. With this in mind, we are confident that our new cabinets and games will please our loyal player base as well as appeal to a new market sector, with exciting features, bonus games, standalone progressive and linked progressive content.”

About NOVOMATIC
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs
around 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 75 countries. The Group operates around 270,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.
Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

NOVOMATIC previews new Curve cabinets at Juegos Miami

Returning to the distinguished networking event for the Latin American gaming community, NOVOMATIC will present a branded area at Juegos Miami and showcase the two brand new curve cabinets PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 and V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 as well as the new Otium OT300 video bingo cabinet.

PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43

Having launched earlier this year, the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 makes its Juegos Miami debut. Featuring an immersive design with two 43” monitors, surrounding LED lighting, a new interactive TouchDeck™ and optional topper, this cabinet offers a sophisticated presentation of NOVOMATIC titles in 4K. At Juegos Miami, on display will be the new Vampire Fortunes™ title, which features mysterious gameplay and 4-level jackpot, and is part of the Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™ series.

V.I.P Lounge™ Curve 1.43

Another new cabinet launched this year is the V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43, the next generation of the hugely popular V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32. Also presenting standout NOVOMATIC content in 4K, this cabinet combines the comfort of the highly comfortable V.I.P. Scorpion Chair with state-ofthe-art graphics and design. The 4K version of Great American Wilds™ will be displayed at Juegos Miami, presenting bold gameplay, the Extra Epic Stax™ feature and gripping jackpot thrills.

Otium OT300

Gaining market share since its launch at G2E last year, notably in the Mexican market, the OT300 cabinet powers top video bingo performance. Featuring excellent graphics and fun animations across two screens and optional topper, this cabinet is now fully compatible with TITO and provides a range of games, progressives, mystery and community jackpots. A mix of titles targeting a Latin American audience will be available at Juegos Miami including Bingo de los Cielos and El Pesero.

Visitors to the NOVOMATIC area of Juegos Miami this year will be able get hands-on with the new cabinets and games for international casino and bingo markets. Taking place at the
exclusive Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables Miami, from May 30 to June 1, NOVOMATIC will also sponsor the sophisticated networking event, White Party, inviting event-goers to join company
representatives from the Americas and Europe, as well as leading stakeholders of the Latin American gaming sector, to the outdoor terrace of the Alhambra Ballroom at 5pm – 8pm on Thursday, May 31.

Lawrence Levy, VP Global Sales NOVOMATIC, said: “Juegos Miami is a premium networking event that allows gaming executives from around the region to come together and experience some of the latest products in a personal environment. We are pleased to support the event again this year and drive the conversation on the future of the Latin American gaming industry.”

NOVOMATIC Americas premieres its first premium title From Dusk Till Dawn™ in North America with a first to market launch at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.

The first From Dusk Till Dawn™ games on the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. III hit the floor on May 4, 2018, and things are looking very cool!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin—The US debut of the new From Dusk Till Dawn™ video slot from NOVOMATIC Americas will take place at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The machines will be rolled out to the property and available to play on May 2.

The iconic theme resurrects the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez classic on the casino floor as the cult film last year celebrated its 20-year anniversary. Presented on the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 and V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 cabinets, the game has all the elements to inspire players with its fiery gameplay, Dusk and Dawn jackpots, and exciting features and bonuses.

Potawatomi Casino will be the first in North America to offer the game with subsequent launches to follow across the US.

“We love to provide our guests with the latest in gaming entertainment and are thrilled to offer them an exclusive opportunity to play From Dusk Till Dawn™,” said Rodney Ferguson, CEO and General Manager at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. “As one of the hottest titles from the 2017 G2E, our partnership with NOVOMATIC is already proving to be a fruitful one with the introduction of exciting new slots like this one.”

The title provides all the sounds and imagery made famous by the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez classic. From Dusk Till Dawn™ is the first premium license offering as part of a strategic partnership between MiramaxTM and NOVOMATIC.

“This is the first premium brand we have ever offered at NOVOMATIC Americas,” said NOVOMATIC Americas President and Chief Executive Officer – North America Rick Meitzler. “Potawatomi has been an outstanding promotional partner. The game looks fantastic and it’s designed with bonuses that will entertain and entice slot players. We are thrilled to introduce the product at the beautiful Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.”

From Dusk Till Dawn™ offers players an entertaining assortment of mini bonuses that can trigger on any base game spin, two highly engaging bonus features and a two-level standalone progressive jackpot. The game features a thrilling Dancing Bonus feature as well as a Mugshot Bonus feature and a progressive jackpot. George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Salma Hayek, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis and everyone’s favorite bartender, Danny Trejo, appear throughout the game, offering players new and entertaining ways to win.

For more information on NOVOMATIC Americas, visit novomaticamericas.com

NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth to Display New Scope of Products at G2E Asia

For the second time at G2E Asia, NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth Game Technology will present a joint stand this year, featuring a range of new products for the Asia-Pacific markets. Half the Stand #501 will be dedicated to each company and showcase a wide scope of products such as new cabinets, linked and stand-alone progressives, licensed games and dedicated content.

Centre stage for NOVOMATIC will be two brand new cabinets – PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 and V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 – that made their first-ever appearance at ICE this year and will be unveiled in Asia for the first time. Both cabinets bring a robust and stylish gaming experience to the casino floor with a 43” curve screen that delivers a variety of single- and multi-game content in exceptional 4K quality. The new 15.6” TouchDeck™ player interface gives players unique control, and the V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 offers a luxury experience with the highly comfortable V.I.P. Scorpion Chair.

The new cabinets will showcase fresh content including titles from the Fortunes series such as Vampire Fortunes™, Pyramid Fortunes™ and Book of Ra™ Mystic Fortunes. A total of six new games will be presented on six PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 cabinets and connect to the Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™ – the new linked progressive that also makes its Asian debut. Other new content features high-impact game mixes NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X and NOVO LINE™ Concurve Edition 4.

More firsts for the region include the licensed title From Dusk Till Dawn™ on the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 and V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32, plus single-game titles Viking & Dragon™, Great American Wilds™ and Fire, Earth and Water™ that present the breadth of NOVOMATIC cabinets. As the company’s ETG footprint expands in Asia, so does the portfolio, and visitors to G2E Asia will experience a NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II installation as well as LOTUS ROULETTE™ Pro. Completing the NOVOMATIC showcase will be Otium OT300 video bingo cabinets with new games and jackpots. 

New games including Asian-specific themes, as well as jackpots, will be displayed by Ainsworth on innovative cabinets such as the A640® and EVO® that complement the product offer for the region. Featuring a 40” display and game-driven lighting effects, the A640® brings a sophisticated gaming experience to the casino floor. EVO® is the latest cabinet from Ainsworth and features a range of new and proven content across two 24” screens with pinstripe-edge lighting and a first-rate design.

Titles such as Lucky 8 Treasure™, Fire Power™, Golden Link™, Golden Cash™, Oriental Express™ and Quad Shot™ – all available on the EVO® – will further demonstrate Ainsworth’s commitment to a long-term pipeline of successful content. Also on show will be new games Super Charged 7’s™, Triple Challenge™, Rumble Rumble Bison™ and the licensed title PAC-MAN Wild Edition™ on the A640® cabinet.

NOVOMATIC Americas continues to build on its game growth success in North America with the first to market launch of the FV-640 Dominator Curves at Miami Valley Gaming and Racing in Lebanon, Ohio.

The first NOVOMATIC Americas Dominator® Curve games including the popular Asian Fortunes™, Treasures of Tut™ and Big 5™ were installed into Southwest Ohio’s newest gaming facility, Miami Valley Gaming and Racing on April, 17, 2018. All signs indicate that they are off and running!

 

Rick Meitzler, President and CEO of North America for NOVOMATIC Americas stated, “We are delighted to debut our successful Dominator® Curves with Miami Valley Gaming and Racing and we look forward to releasing more exciting titles and cabinets for their players to enjoy. We will continue to offer them impressive gaming choices and continue to earn their confidence and hopefully an increased presence on their floor.  We believe that with the support of great partners like Miami Valley, and the success of themes like Asian Fortunes™ and Treasures of Tut™ we can prove our value in their casino. We are looking forward to what the future holds in Ohio and with Miami Valley Gaming and Racing.”

Novomatic product has enjoyed the first to market support and an installation at Miami Valley Gaming and Racing, in Lebanon, Ohio.  Launched was the impressive Dominator® Curve cabinet with all new content. Hot titles like ASIAN FORTUNES™, TREASURE OF TUT™ and Big 5™ with the ALLPAY™ and Pic-and-Win features are keeping players entertained and engaged! Intriguing play mechanics, entrancing themes and hot bonuses keep players coming back for more. NOVOMATIC Americas have taken the best curve themes and created an experience that all players love. ASIAN FORTUNES™ is a top performer in their product portfolio and it continues to build momentum and interest for their games.

“We are glad to be the premier Casino and to be the first to market opportunity with NOVOMATIC product in Ohio, said Roger Bryant, Director of Gaming for Miami Valley Gaming. “Placed in a competitive location, these games are receiving great customer response and player interest. So far, the product looks promising and is exceeding expectations.”

Casino Vivant! selects NOVOMATIC for Casino Management System and Slots

Casino Vivant! in Paraguay selected NOVOMATIC to provide a range of systems solutions including the myACP casino and slots management system as well as jackpots and a multitude of slots and video bingo content. The Octavian myACP system connects the entire gaming floor at the brand new venue and players can select from a variety of NOVOMATIC slots and Otium bingo titles.

For the opening of Casino Vivant!, NOVOMATIC subsidiary Octavian installed its myACP solution with a comprehensive suite of modules including TITO, Cashless and Player Tracking, as well as Jackpots, connecting all 161 slots and 12 electronic table games at the venue. The system provides Casino Vivant! with detailed accounting and technical analysis as well as real-time floor management. The modules ACP TITO and ACP Cashless allow for automatic payment using tickets and personalised magnetic cards, ACP Player Tracking provides extensive player diagnostics, and ACP Jackpots enables the casino to create and manage a series of jackpots.

The NOVOMATIC slots offering includes NOVOSTAR® 2.24 and IMPERATOR 3.24 cabinets with a mix of games including classics Book of Ra™ and Lord of the Ocean™ as well as new titles Blazing Fruits™, Lilly’s World™ and Hold your Horses™, and Reel Tournament™ connects the slots for live tournaments. In addition are several Pinball Roulette™ machines as well as Otium OT100 video bingo machines with leading titles such as Bingo del los Cielos and Bingo Copacabana.

Located near Asunción on the banks of the Paraguay River and 17km from Silvio Pettirossi airport, Casino Vivant! is part of the five-star Resort Yacht and Golf Club. The casino opened March 2 with a selection of slot machines and jackpots, as well as Electronic Table Games and Live Roulette, Black Jack and Poker.

Raymundo Aquino, Project Manager and Senior Adviser for Casino Vivant!, said: “The purpose of Vivant! is to establish the best place in South America for entertainment and gaming, with excellence in everything tangible and intangible, located in one of the best places in Paraguay. The alliance between Vivant! and Resort Yacht and Golf Club of Paraguay consolidates a national and international place of attraction for consumers of premium leisure experiences.”

Lawrence Levy, VP Global Sales NOVOMATIC, said: “The casino market in Paraguay has long been associated with NOVOMATIC and it is exciting for us to see the opening of this new facility inside the stunning Resort Yacht and Golf Club. We are very pleased to play a leading role in the development of this casino and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Casino Vivant.”

NOVOMATIC Americas to introduce an impressive variety of its latest products to Tribal Gaming customers at NIGA 2018.

Curves are Cool! Supported by the NOVOMATIC Group, NOVOMATIC Americas is looking forward to highlighting its latest product innovations on Booth #546 at the National Indian Gaming Association’s upcoming trade show NIGA 2018 on April 17-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Sleek cabinets, licensed content and exhilarating progressives will be the focus of NOVOMATIC Americas stand this year at NIGA 2018. For the first time at NIGA 2018, Tribal Gaming customers will see NOVOMATIC’s three stunning new cabinets make their US debut – PANTHERATM 2.27, PANTHERATM Curve 1.43 and the V.I.P. LOUNGETM Curve 1.43. These will be presented alongside a strong variety of entertaining, licensed content, core content and exciting new linked progressive jackpot product lines.

Center stage at the NOVOMATIC Americas booth will be two strong, licensed games displayed in a PlayerPocketTM format, From Dusk Till DawnTM and the iconic TV show hit, MacGyverTM, for an impressive licensed content preview.

“NIGA is one of the most exciting yearly tradeshows we attend,” said Rick Meitzler, President and CEO of Novomatic Americas. “We’re looking forward to this year’s show because it gives our Tribal customers a chance to see what we have been working on over the last year. Showing for the first time in the US, we have the PANTHERATM and PANTHERATM Curve cabinets and the V.I.P. LOUNGETM Curve , licensed content with From Dusk Till DawnTM and MacGyverTM and our new Enchanted Fortunes Linked JackpotTM product. It definitely demonstrates our continued commitment to offering Tribal innovations that drive performance.”

For gaming in a smooth, epic style, the PANTHERATM 2.27 and PANTHERATM Curve 1.43 will be front and center. The distinctive PANTHERATM 2.27, with two 27” inch LCD screens is a straightforward design, featuring an interactive 15.6” TouchDeckTM and subtle LED effects that provide for a superior player experience and ultimate performance. The PANTHERATM Curve 1.43 will be the striking standard as power and performance will keep players engaged and on the edge of their seat with the imposing 4K-ready 43” curve screen, with a high design that visibility hits the mark for a sophisticated and fun player presentation.

The V.I.P. focus continues with the V.I.P. LOUNGETM Curve 1.43 – the compact curve is the modern gamers choice! The perfect gaming curve view and interactive LED illumination delivers an even more compelling gaming experience. The curved screen and viewing angle enhances the suite of premium game content offered on the V.I.P. LOUNGETM Curve 1.43. This breathtaking cabinet, with its space-optimized format and its vertical 4K-ready 43" curve touchscreen, will feature a host of new titles for 2018.

Going Wildly Progressive! NOVOMATIC Americas shows its WILD side with the ENCHANTED FORTUNES LINKED JACKPOTTM suite of hot new games. This linked progressive jackpot system connects two or more slots to create wildly rewarding jackpot experiences with four-win levels: Mini, Minor, Major and Grand! The latest NOVO LINETM suite of games such as Asian FortunesTM, Goddess RisingTM, Pyramid FortunesTM, Vampire FortunesTM and Voodoo FortunesTM among others, can be linked to contribute to the wild shared Enchanted Fortunes Lined JackpotTM. NOVOMATIC Americas will also feature the JACKPOT EDITIONTM deluxe progressive jackpot experience which brings a new level of progressive excitement. After a successful product launch at Foxwoods Resort Casino, an expanded electronic table games offering, with the SPREAD-BET powered by Cammegh, will also be presented and feature Black Jack, Roulette, Sic Bo and Baccarat, as well as multi-game slots. SPREAD-BET offers intriguing betting and wagering options for the player through innovative Roulette side bets. NOVO LINE Novo UnityTM II offers virtual versions of the most popular electronic table games and slots in multiple configuration options. These games enhance the most successful electronic table game titles with a remarkable visual player appeal.

With the success of the social online casino for Foxwoods Resort Casino, the recent launch of “PlayTIcasino” for Treasure Island Resort & Casino, and a major deal with Hard Rock and Seminole Gaming, the team of Greentube Pro will be in the NOVOMATIC Americas booth to discuss its social casino products. Greentube Pro offers a wealth of NOVOMATIC and other successful land-based slot titles in a play-for-fun format and will be available to discuss custom options for Tribal Gaming customers.

The OCTAVIAN myACP modular casino management system, which is highly adaptable to casino or route operations, will also be available for demonstration. It is backed by Octavian’s significant experience, comprising over 30,000 gaming machines worldwide. It provides a comprehensive floor management solution that provides real-time data, using an “add-on” as needed approach to system structure for casinos or route operations.

“This is another exciting year for NOVOMATIC Americas and our Tribal Gaming customers. Significant decision makers are on hand and we take tremendous pride in our Tribal Gaming development focus, strategic growth and product presence,” added Meitzler. “We’ve grown thoughtfully, intentionally and with a great commitment to offering the latest in cabinets, content, systems and performance for all of our customers. This year we’re launching never before seen cabinets and concepts to demonstrate that this is an important show and we are serious about driving revenue in meaningful ways for our Tribal Gaming partners.”

NOVOMATIC lines up market-leading technology at 20th edition of FADJA

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the FADJA American Gaming trade show this year
returns to the Corferias Exhibition Center in the Colombian capital of Bogotá, and is set to
be the biggest to date as gaming suppliers prepare to unfold their latest products and
technologies. NOVOMATIC Gaming Colombia will present a stellar line-up of marketleading
cabinets and games ready to inspire visitors around the region.

NOVOMATIC Gaming Colombia will showcase a range of highly-acclaimed products for
Colombia and Central American markets as a platinum sponsor of the 20th edition of FADJA on
April 5-6. Leading the line-up will be international hit cabinets – GAMINATOR® Scorpion that
presents NOVOMATIC content in ultra-sharp high-definition, and the V.I.P. Lounge™ that offers a
luxury gaming experience.

Standout cabinets throughout the region will also be on display, including NOVOSTAR® II, a
high-quality machine that is showing exceptional results in the Americas, as well as the stylish
IMPERATOR® S3 and DOMINATOR® Curve cabinets. A multitude of content will be presented,
with Colombian favourites Sizzling Hot™, Book of Ra™ and Lucky Lady’s Charm™ in addition to
new titles joining the favourite’s list such as Concurve games Big Five™ and Book of Ra™
XPAND.

As the gaming regulator Coljuegos develops the Colombian gaming industry with new
regulations, NOVOMATIC is able to offer a range of solutions for all sectors, with top-performing
products from small- to large-scale operations. And the product selection keeps growing – on
show will be a presentation of new, classic and market-focused games – including, for the first
time at FADJA, Impera Line™ HD Edition 6 with titles such as Amazon’s Diamonds™, Book of
Hera™ and Golden Ark™, as well as new fruit games Blue Moon™, Flaming Forties™ and Fruit
Cubes™.

Lawrence Levy, VP Global Sales NOVOMATIC, said: “As we continue to build our market share
and develop new products for Colombia and surrounding markets, we look forward to continued
collaboration with our customers and presenting our latest product highlights at FADJA.”

NOVOMATIC continues a course of Growth and Consolidation

NOVOMATIC, Europe’s leading gaming technology group, once again impressed with the biggest appearance at the world’s most important gaming fair, ICE Totally Gaming 2018 in London.

On February 6-8, across a surface area of approximately 4,700m2, a total of 25 group companies presented the comprehensive NOVOMATIC product portfolio. The offer ranged from high-end casino equipment, systems and cash management solutions to arcade and pub products, sports betting, and online, mobile and social gaming. Four brand new cabinets were unveiled – PANTHERA™, PANTHERA™ Curve, V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve and Grand Roulette II – for international casino markets. The Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™ presented an array of special jackpot games and licensed content played a major role on the stand with themed games based on From Dusk Till Dawn, Batman, Austin Powers and Sherlock Holmes.

“With this trade show appearance, which was again the largest, NOVOMATIC continues to prove that as a full-service provider, we are among the world’s leading gaming technology groups,” said Harald Neumann, CEO of NOVOMATIC AG.

The NOVOMATIC Group, furthermore, was proud to receive two prestigious awards during ICE in London. NOVOMATIC was presented with the award for “Casino Supplier of the Year” at the Global Gaming Awards London 2018 at a VIP ceremony that took place at the iconic Hippodrome Casino. On the next day at the British Casino Awards, which took place at the same central London venue and brought together representatives from UK and European casino industries, ADMIRAL received the “European Casino Operator of the Year” award.

During the gaming fair, Harald Neumann made an initial assessment of the 2017 fiscal year of the NOVOMATIC Group – accordingly, initial calculations indicate the Group will generate an accumulated revenue of EUR 4.8 billion in the 2017 fiscal year (2016: EUR 4.4 billion). The NOVOMATIC Group includes – in addition to NOVOMATIC AG – the Swiss companies ACE Casino Holding AG and Gryphon Invest AG. NOVOMATIC AG itself will also be able to report a record revenue again this year, with figures increasing 10 percent compared to 2016. The NOVOMATIC Group additionally achieved a new record in terms of headcount with around 29,500 employees.

The NOVOMATIC Group has seen strong growth in recent times, primarily through strategic acquisitions. The company now has 300 shareholdings, around 230 of which are consolidated in the balance sheet. On January 5 this year, the finalization of the majority holding in the Australian industry giant Ainsworth Game Technology Limited marked a significant milestone in the history of NOVOMATIC AG. “Having grown a lot over the past few years, we will this year focus on increasing synergies between companies and, correspondingly, on more effective internal structures,” added Neumann. “Nevertheless, we will continue to watch the market and make purchases, where it makes sense.”

NOVOMATIC names Robert Dijkstra as VP of Business Development and Sales, Asia Pacific

NOVOMATIC names Robert Dijkstra as VP of Business Development and Sales, Asia Pacific

To support the expansion of NOVOMATIC in Asia Pacific, the company has appointed Robert Dijkstra to lead business development and sales for the region. In this new position, Mr Dijkstra will develop the relationship between NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth Game Technology following the recent acquisition of a major shareholding in AGT. He will report directly to NOVOMATIC CEO Harald Neumann.

Robert will also support NOVOMATIC VP of Global Sales Lawrence Levy for the sales of NOVOMATIC products throughout Asia Pacific. In addition, he will assist Ainsworth in the sales of NOVOMATIC products into Australia and New Zealand and help build the market share of both companies.

Based in the Sydney area, Robert will scope new business opportunities for NOVOMATIC throughout the region. This is a major area of growth for the company as it bolsters the reach into international markets.

Robert brings more than two decades of gaming industry experience to the role. Before assisting NOVOMATIC on the purchase of 52.2% of the shares of AGT, which completed on January 5, 2018, he was Managing Director of Ainsworth Europe, and brings his direct experience of both companies to the new position.

Commenting on his position, Robert Dijkstra, said: “I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with both NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth as we continue developing synergies between the companies. I also look forward to working closely with the NOVOMATIC sales team to expand the products into the Asia Pacific region.”

Paradice sets the stage for ‘NOVOMATIC Enchantment’ at ICE 2018

Occupying a giant footprint on the ICE show floor at South Entrance S5/S6, NOVOMATIC will take guests on an enchanted journey through the world of gaming, from land-based to interactive – and around Europe – with innovations for each key market.

“After completion of the Ainsworth transaction in January, our participation at ICE is another important milestone for NOVOMATIC at the beginning of this year,” said Harald Neumann, NOVOMATIC CEO. “Our ICE portfolio covers the industry’s entire range of gaming products and solutions with innovative content for delivering new player experiences and developing next- generation gaming solutions.”

NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries (NGI) is proud to reveal brand new cabinets, exposing the latest in gaming technologies – razor-sharp graphics, powerful hardware and refined designs that drive the ultimate gaming experience. The new cabinets will present a wide selection of single games and multi-games, including the launch of new focused game mixes.

The ENCHANTED FORTUNES™ Linked Progressive presents NOVOMATIC games on a linked progressive jackpot – with special titles such as Book of Ra™ Mystic Fortunes, Treasure of Tut™ and Goddess Rising™, as well as new games like Pyramid Fortunes™ and Vampire Fortunes™. 

After its introduction to the US market at G2E last year, the licensed title From Dusk Till Dawn™ makes its international, omni-channel debut at ICE – presented on the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. III and V.I.P. Lounge™ cabinets, as well as tablet and mobile devices. Exciting new slots will take players on an action-packed US adventure in the 4K version of Great American Wilds™ or into the playful realm of Viking & Dragon™ with Extra Wild Entertainment.

The Ainsworth Game Technology (AGT) line-up of cabinets – A640®, A600® and A600® Slant Top – presents compelling content such as the standout Pac-Man™ Dynamic Edition, follow-up  to the hugely successful Pac-Man™ Wild Edition, as well as new games Desert Dusk™ and Rio Riches™. Highlights also include HAO YUN DAO, an Asian-themed linked progressive, the MEGA CHOICE TREASURES™ mystery progressive, as well as new brands Fire Power™, Big Hit Bonanza™ and Raging Roosters Reloaded™.

A video bingo presentation on the Otium OT300 highlights the new The Mix Games concept and Volcano Risk Meter, as well as a set of newly flavoured jackpots. And in addition to the robust myACP casino system, Octavian will display a series of mystery and WAP jackpots. Increasing its imprint on the world stage, the evolving ETG solutions will demonstrate how operators can create stadium areas inside their casino with popular electronic table games and slots packaged with specialised signage by NOVOMATIC Media Technology.

Greentube will present new slots and omni-channel solutions from the NOVOMATIC Interactive companies. The new Greentube UK slot Crazy Birds™ drops players into a desert island in  search of riches, while the online version of From Dusk Till Dawn™ joins George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino on an epic adventure. Another attraction comes from StakeLogic with the new Hardwell slot featuring global sensation DJ Hardwell. The multi-channel gaming solution  Plurius™ will detail major developments such as a new wide-area jackpot and expanded games suite.

The UK market is in for a treat as NOVOMATIC UK is set to present its latest developments to enliven the local market in 2018. Astra Games will unfold a series of games with licensed titles such as Austin Powers, Sherlock Holmes, Batman Begins and The Joker Why So Serious? on market-specific cabinets such as the TIGER and WOW. Part of the Bell-Fruit Games demonstration will be the new fruit machine concept Revolution, and Gamestec will show its advancements on the digital gaming platform iPUB 2.

Over in Germany, the technical specifications introduced this year have sparked innovation amongst suppliers, not least the LÖWEN Group that will present two brand new cabinets at ICE. The high-performing NOVO OPTIMUS features two sharp monitors and attractive lighting that captures the attention of players. New to the Slant Top range is the CROWN MASTER that keeps the familiar and exclusive Crown look while adding a set of new features such as cash handling on the console and an intelligent lighting concept.

New products tailored for international AWP and VLT markets, as well as cash management solutions, will complete the extensive offering with individual exhibits from European subsidiaries NOVOMATIC Gaming Spain and GiGames, NOVOMATIC Italia and NOVOMATIC Netherlands. NOVOMATIC Sports Betting Solutions (NSBS) will also occupy a dedicated area with a range of highly innovative sports betting products for international markets.

NOVOMATIC finalises Ainsworth investment following green light from gaming regulators

Gumpoldskirchen, 8 January 2018 – NOVOMATIC completes investment in Ainsworth, an Australian gaming supplier, following approval from regulatority authorities, including the Nevada Gaming Commission in Las Vegas, Nevada.

All the necessary international regulatory confirmations are in place, allowing NOVOMATIC to move ahead with the purchase of approximately 52% of the Australian gaming company Ainsworth Game Technology Limited (AGT). The process involved regulatory approval from multiple gaming jurisdictions, including in Australia, South America and the United States (US). One of the authorities’ main tasks was to carry out comprehensive compliance checks, not just for NOVOMATIC itself, but also for all owners, Supervisory Board and Executive Board members.

The completion of the transaction took place on 5th January 2018. NOVOMATIC is now the owner of 52% of AGT’s issued capital. Given the completion of the sale, Mr Len Ainsworth has resigned as an Executive Director of AGT effective immediately. Mr Ainsworth will continue to support AGT as a consultant for a period of 12 months.

NOVOMATIC is now one of the few European Union based companies to have passed strict compliance checks from these international authorities. For this reason, a variety of independent licensing boards undertook lengthy probity investigations and have confirmed the deal can go ahead.

NOVOMATIC is particularly proud of its successful approval with the Nevada Gaming Control Board in Nevada, US, which required rigorous compliance scrutiny. NOVOMATIC is now the first Austrian company to receive regulatory approval in the gaming metropolis of Las Vegas. Harald Neumann, Chairman, stated: “The compliance investigations carried out as part of this registration were extremely thorough. They included all corporate divisions of NOVOMATIC AG.”

The purchase of shares in AGT at over EUR 300 million is, to date, the largest investment an Austrian company has ever made in Australia. Mr Neumann added: “Our shares in Ainsworth are strategically very important for NOVOMATIC. After all, the joint plan is to increase market share in the US to about 10% over the next five years. In the long-term, NOVOMATIC may become the world market leader in the area of gaming.”

 

NOVOMATIC opens the Grand Casino ADMIRAL Zagreb in Croatia

In the Croatian capital city of Zagreb, the NOVOMATIC Group has opened a brand new gaming and entertainment attraction – the Grand Casino ADMIRAL Zagreb. The modern Las Vegas-style complex comprises the ADMIRAL Hotel, Grand Casino ADMIRAL and Sports Bar, as well as a restaurant and café. During the opening celebrations on October 13, NOVOMATIC brand ambassador and triple F1 Champion Niki Lauda cut the ribbon in front of a packed crowd to officially inaugurate the new casino destination.

The Grand Casino ADMIRAL Zagreb introduces modern splendor on two gaming floors across 3,000 sqm, with 318 state-of-the-art slot machines and 21 live gaming tables. The ground floor is dedicated to video slot gaming, plus a bar area, while the first floor comprises an extensive live gaming area, additional slots and another bar area – this is also where high rollers and poker players both find dedicated rooms with increased privacy.

The adjacent Sports Bar on the ground floor is the perfect setting for sports betting enthusiasts. In a comfortable bar environment with modern Self-Service Betting Terminals (SSBTs) and an extensive Absolute Vision™ video wall, guests can enjoy a wide-ranging offer of pre-match and live bets, as well as a host of virtual games. More than 60 types of sports bets, as well as lottery games and live streams, provide a high-adrenaline betting experience.

A live stage acts as the centerpiece between the two floors above the central bar and serves for an extended entertainment concept with concerts, live music, show performances, daily specials and free poker tournaments. The Bar gives an additional place for guests to relax and try a wide selection of foods and drinks for every hour of the day, and the Taurus Restaurant offers premium culinary delights for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Smoking and non-smoking areas are provided in the casino, as well as in a lounge and terrace areas.

Welcoming guests with a spacious lobby and luxurious rooms across two floors is the ADMIRAL Hotel. This four-star hotel comprises 45 modern rooms and charming suites with top-class amenities and stunning views, towards Medvednica mountain, Zagreba?ka avenija or a quiet park. The hotel also features a business center with a conference hall and meeting rooms, as well as a gym and ‘Relax Zone’ with sauna, hammam and jacuzzi.

NOVOMATIC enlarges footprint at BEGE Expo in Sofia

Returning to Sofia for the 10-year anniversary of the Balkan Entertainment & Gaming Exhibition (BEGE), NOVOMATIC will expand its show presence demonstrating the company’s growing footprint in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Spanning more than 400 sqm, the wide-ranging NOVOMATIC product display will be presented across Stands #2.1 - #2.4 showing a trend-setting vision and positive outlook for the region.

Visitors to BEGE Expo will have the chance to see absolute premieres for the region including new titles on Impera Line™ HD Edition 6 such as Golden Fortune™, Fruit Cubes™ and Fruit Pots™, as well as the new Premium-V+ Gaminator® Edition 7sT with a selection of more than 40 new and proven titles.

After their introduction at last year’s show, the GAMINATOR® Scorpion and V.I.P. Lounge™ quickly became must-have cabinets for operators in Bulgaria and the surrounding Balkan markets. Due to their popularity, both cabinets will again feature prominently with a selection of preferred new generation titles on Impera Line™ HD Edition 5 such as Upward™, Lilly’s World™ and Hold Your Horses™.

Other game offerings on display will be the MAGIC GAMES™ HD and Superia Premium multi-game mixes, presented across the V.I.P. and DOMINATOR® series of cabinets, with classic titles such as Book of Ra™ deluxe and Sizzling Hot™, alongside a range of new titles featuring Eye of the Dragon™ 6 and Secret Trail™. Also on show will be the NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II and LOTUS ROULETTE™ multiplayer systems that present a leading combination of table games and slot gaming content. 

The latest collection of Ainsworth Gaming Technology will play a major role on the NOVOMATIC stand, as the brand expands its market presence throughout the region. On show will be the new A640™ cabinet with titles such as the hugely popular Pac-Mac™ Wild Edition and Rumble Rumble Bison, as well as the linked progressive series Players Paradise Gold™. The A600™ Highboy cabinet will also be on display and present the Multi-Win game series.

Roman Czubak, Head of Sales Central and Eastern Europe NOVOMATIC, said: “The 10-year anniversary of the BEGE offers a great opportunity to further expand and strengthen the presence of NOVOMATIC in this core market."

From Dusk Till Dawn and Pac-Man were major attractions of G2E

The response at the seventeenth Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas for the newly combined NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth booth was outstanding with guests from around the world attracted to the many gaming highlights on display. Sharing a booth for the first time at the principal US gaming show, both companies previewed a wide range of innovations with a special emphasis on two key products – From Dusk Till Dawn™ and Pac-Man™.

Following a licensing deal with Miramax® for the global rights to produce land-based and interactive casino games based on Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s vampire road movie classic From Dusk Till Dawn™, this brand new NOVOMATIC title made its debut appearance at G2E. Gaining maximum attention, the feature game is presented on the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. III and V.I.P. Lounge™ cabinets and delivers a dramatic slot experience.

As the cult film marks 20 years since release, From Dusk Till Dawn™ is resurrected as an entertaining slot game with an assortment of mini bonuses that can trigger on any base game spin, two highly engaging bonus features and a two-level standalone progressive jackpot. During the second day of the show, the Bartender character came to life as Danny Trejo attended the booth as well as the exclusive From Dusk Till Dawn™ after-party event.

The iconic Pac-Man character also played a major role at G2E, as Ainsworth launched Pac-Man™ Dynamic Edition – the second slot title based on the instantly recognizable arcade game that is part of a strategic partnership between Ainsworth and Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. The new game follows the success of Pac-Man™ Wild Edition and is presented on the A640® cabinet with exciting new bonus features and massive jackpots.

Other highlights of the exhibit included the Enchanted Fortunes™ linked progressive jackpot that was connected to new and proven NOVOMATIC themes attuned for the US market, such as Asian Fortunes™, Goddess Rising™ and Book of Ra™ Mystic Fortunes. New games on show for the US market included Empire V™ Superior, JackPOP!™ and JackPOW!™, and also presented for the first time was JACKPOT EDITION™ Deluxe, which can plug into NOVO LINE™ Interactive games and offer more frequent chances to win a multi-level jackpot.

On the Ainsworth side, the new Asian-themed linked progressive Hao Yun Dao garnered a lot of global interest, as well as new game series FirePower and Big Hit Bonanza. The full range of Ainsworth cabinets presented a total of more than 130 titles from the new development studio in Las Vegas as well as from Sydney, with titles proving popular amongst visitors including Nostradamus, Rumble Rumble Eagle, Desert Dawn and Desert Dusk.

Straight off the show floor, NOVOMATIC announced a deal with Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut for the first NOVO LINE™ Novo Unity II ETG system in the country that will feature 54 terminals in a stadium setup offering live Baccarat and Blackjack. The system was presented at G2E on the sleek EXECUTIVE SL™ multiplayer terminals connected to virtual, automated and live table games, as well as the new Cammegh Spread-Bet Roulette side bet.

The popularity of the MyACP casino management system from Octavian was boosted at G2E as US and international operators understood the power of the accounting, player tracking and loyalty modules that can be scaled from single-site to multi-venue operations. New video bingo content from Otium, as well as the new OT300 cabinet, received keen interest from global operators, especially from Latin America and Asia, and the advanced social casino offering Greentube Pro also proved highly popular amongst US operators.

Harald Neumann, CEO NOVOMATIC AG, said: “The US market plays a significant role for us to become the world market leader in the gaming industry. Through our collaboration with Ainsworth we are now in the unique position to benefit from its established market presence. This year’s joint booth at G2E has demonstrated the utmost strategic importance of our partnership with Ainsworth and therewith our future.”

Rick Meitzler, CEO NOVOMATIC Americas, added: “G2E is a place where business gets done, and at this year’s show, we’re doing business. At this show, we’ve demonstrated our commitment to innovation and player entertainment. We have entered the licensed premium game space with From Dusk Till Dawn™ and have presented over 20 core products for use across all markets. This year, now more than ever, we’ve demonstrated how VGT route operations and Class III gaming floors will be enhanced by our cabinet styles, expanded game portfolio and comprehensive slot systems.”

 

Astra Games inks distribution agreement with E-Systems for Ainsworth in Europe

Astra Games, part of NOVOMATIC UK, has signed a new distribution agreement with German-based casino equipment distributor E-Systems GmbH for the provision of Ainsworth Gaming Technology products in several European markets. The deal reaffirms the long-standing partnership between E-Systems and Ainsworth UK following the restructuring of the Ainsworth business in Europe.

Under the newly extended agreement, E-Systems, formerly known as D-Systems, will continue to provide Ainsworth products into Germany, Austria, Poland and Luxemburg, as well as to several European customers. The Ainsworth product suite includes a range of slot machines such as the A640®, A600® and A600® ST, as well as a wide selection of games and jackpot solutions.

Phil Burke, Director of UK Casino & Export for Astra Games and Ainsworth UK, said: “We are pleased to sign this new agreement for E-Systems to continue delivering Ainsworth products into key markets in Europe. This partnership has been successful over the past years and we look forward to gaining more market share as the Ainsworth product portfolio develops for the European markets.”

Emilia Tomachinska, General Manager E-Systems, added: “I’m excited to continue the distribution of Ainsworth gaming machines. We’ve been a distributor of the Ainsworth brand for 12 years, we rolled out the first Ainsworth slots in the German-speaking market and we were able to grow the market share constantly each year. We are convinced that the new generation of Ainsworth gaming machines will be a great addition to all our customers’ product portfolios and that we can build on the success of the past.”

 

NOVOMATIC celebrates 25 years of SAGSE Buenos Aires

Taking part in the celebrations of the 25th edition of SAGSE Latin America @Buenos Aires, NOVOMATIC joins gaming suppliers, business executives and industry partners from Argentina and the surrounding regions on November 7-9 at the Costa Salguero Convention Center in the nation’s capital. With an increased floor space on Booth #216, NOVOMATIC’s latest product highlights for Latin America will be on show.

The major trade show of the Latin American gaming industry SAGSE Buenos Aires celebrates a quarter of a century this year, and as a long-standing partner of the event, NOVOMATIC will once again deliver an impressive range of innovation. Following its successful launch at G2E Las Vegas, the From Dusk Till Dawn™ slot game is sure to be a show highlight as the title that brings the cult movie by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino to casinos will be presented on the V.I.P. Lounge™.

For the first time at the show will be the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. Royal cabinet with Asian Fortunes™ that presents a huge 65” screen, VIP chair and explosive sound. Another first is the video bingo division Otium that will bring the OT100 cabinet to SAGSE for the first time with a range of new bingo games and jackpots specific to the Latin American market.

Leading cabinets available for the region will also be displayed with new global and market attuned content. The GAMINATOR® Scorpion makes its second appearance at SAGSE featuring Impera Line™ HD Edition 5 as well as the Superia Games Premium Mix. The DOMINATOR® will offer games from both NOVO LINE™ Interactive and Superia platforms, and a range of NOVO LINE™ Concurve games will be displayed on the DOMINATOR® Curve. Player favourites in Latin America – the IMPERATOR™ cabinet as well as PINBALL ROULETTE™ – will both return to the show.

Octavian will demonstrate its ACP – Accounting Control Progressives – casino management system that continues to grow in popularity throughout the region. This modular system is scalable and can be rolled out from single-site to multi-venue operations. The latest capabilities including advanced Player Tracking and Player Loyalty modules will be demonstrated at SAGSE. In addition, Octavian will present its latest range of WAP jackpot solutions.

Fabian Grous, Managing Director NOVOMATIC Argentina, said: “Argentina is a very important market for NOVOMATIC and SAGSE Buenos Aires will be the ideal space to show for the first time in the region From Dusk Till Dawn™ and all the other new titles in our games library. We look forward to meeting with our customers and partners to present a host of winning technology systems, cabinets and jackpots.”

 

Novomatic Americas Partners with Foxwoods Resort Casino to Debut its ETG System in the US

World-class technology leaders NOVOMATIC and FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO to premier an impressive display of over 54 dealer-assisted electronic table games (ETGs) at FOXWOODS.

NOVOMATIC Americas, the US subsidiary of the NOVOMATIC Group, has signed a multi-year agreement with North America’s largest casino resort that will bring NOVOMATIC’s industry-leading dealer-assisted Electronic Table Game product lines to the Northeast’s premier resort destination. With this multi-year agreement, Foxwoods and NOVOMATIC are dedicated to creating and adapting entertainment concepts to offer the ultimate personalized ETG experience.

The initial installation features a combination of 30 electronic gaming terminals in an inviting layout where live dealers drive the play of Novo TouchBet® Live-Baccarat and Novo TouchBet® Live-Black Jack – with multi-table selection on demand. Huge screens, dramatic lighting and personal player stations containing charging ports, bag hooks and dedicated beverage holders complete this unique offering. A second installation of 24 units will follow.

Rick Meitzler, President and CEO of NOVOMATIC Americas, said: “The entire team at NOVOMATIC Americas is proud to be a part of this exciting entertainment concept. Novo Line Novo Unity™ II has proved to be a world-leading ETG platform in its class, providing a flexible, secure and robust system to create incredible player excitement. Our ETG system is easily configurable and expands as player demand increases. Over the past several months our teams have worked together on new game concepts, design, development and the necessary approvals.”

The relationship allows NOVOMATIC and Foxwoods to continue collaboratively expanding their product offerings from slots and the successful Foxwoods Online Casino, powered by Greentube Pro, to an extended Electronic Table Games experience on the casino floor.

Wayne Theiss, SVP of Table Games for Foxwoods, said: “We are constantly looking for creative and interesting ways to entertain our players. The NOVOMATIC Americas team are great partners because they understand operations. They are operators and innovators. They listen and will deliver a mix of new products offering a range of entertaining, player-friendly electronic table gaming choices.”

NOVOMATIC’s NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II is a world-renowned entertainment system that provides a player-friendly, low barrier to entry, welcoming gaming experience. The multiplayer terminal is built on the huge success of the system in Europe and can be displayed with virtual ‘Flying’ versions of Black Jack, Roulette, Baccarat, Sic Bo and Poker 3. The dealer-operated Novo TouchBet® Live-Roulette, together with automated Novo Multi-Roulette™ and Novo Flying Roulette™, as well as Baccarat and Black Jack games, may be connected on the terminals to enable Simultaneous Betting™.

The product line is highly configurable to achieve a vast array of floor designs, player experiences and space requirements. A great variety of terminals such as the popular EXECUTIVE™ SL and NOVOSTAR® SL1 and SL2 can be linked to a single gaming device and server to maximize space. The game design allows for any level of player to personalize their entertainment experience – from novice to avid players, the Grand Dragon play area provides it all.

The installation will take place during Q4 this year.

NOVOMATIC teams up with Miramax for a blockbuster

NOVOMATIC has entered a licensing agreement with Miramax® for the rights to produce casino games based on the infamous crime and horror film ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’. As part of the multi-year agreement, NOVOMATIC is able to develop and distribute ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ branded games for both land-based and online casino platforms.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino, ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, providing an ideal time to resurrect the film on casino floors worldwide. Rodriguez more recently developed ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ into an original series that has gained rave reviews and recently concluded its third season.

Staying true to the cult classic, the ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ slot game delivers an explosive adventure for slot enthusiasts and fans of the film alike. Starring George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino as the Gecko brothers, Salma Hayek as Santanico Pandemonium, as well as Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis and Danny Trejo in footage from the film, players are taken on a journey to Mexico from the comfort of a V.I.P. chair on the luxury NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. III and V.I.P. Lounge™ cabinets that control the action and provide gripping surround sound.

In addition to various features and mini bonuses happening during the base game, three bonus symbols trigger the ‘Bonus Twister’ wheel that players spin to win credits or enter a bonus. Sit back and watch the sensual dancer as she moves around the reels in the ‘Dancing Bonus’, acting as a ‘Dancing Wild’ symbol that can fill up to three reels and rack up big wins by doing so. In the ‘Mugshot Bonus’, reels spin to uncover Clooney and Tarantino mugshots that match various credits.

‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ will make its international debut at the upcoming G2E in Las Vegas!

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Graf, CTO NOVOMATIC, said: “From Dusk Till Dawn is a cult film that has regained attention due to its 20-year anniversary. We are very pleased to be partnering with Miramax on this great brand and are excited to combine our world-class gaming technology with this distinguished film and bring it to casino players around the world.”

NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth unite at G2E for extensive US showcase

For the first time at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth Game Technology will team up to showcase a combined booth, brimming with market-first innovation. Presenting a comprehensive product portfolio that features best-in-class technologies from both companies, visitors to Booth #1259 will see the latest range of cabinet innovations, premium branded slots, electronic table games, linked progressive jackpot solutions, system tools, online and social content, as well as a few surprises in store.

Taking centre stage for NOVOMATIC will be the international premiere of From Dusk Till Dawn, following the recent partnership with Miramax®. This enthralling theme resurrects the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez classic on the casino floor as the cult film celebrates its 20-year anniversary. Presented on the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. III and V.I.P. Lounge™ cabinets, the game has all the elements to inspire players with its fiery gameplay, Dusk and Dawn jackpots, and exciting features and bonuses.

A major highlight for Ainsworth will be Pac-Man™ Dynamic Edition that sees one of the most recognizable figures in arcade game history on the A640® cabinet. This title follows the success of Pac-Man™ Wild Edition, which has seen significant uptake in the US, and adds even more fun with thrilling bonus features and massive jackpots. The A640® will also feature exciting new titles such as Desert Dawn, Desert Dusk, Rumble Rumble Eagle and Nostradamus, and new brands QuickSpin and Power Shot will debut at the show.

 

 

From the NOVOMATIC V.I.P. line of speciality cabinets will be the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. Royal that features a standout 65” upright full HD LED screen. Presenting a selection of feature games such as Asian Fortunes™ and Treasures of Tut™ – two player-favourites in the US – this attractive cabinet unfolds the Very Important Player Experience on a grand scale. The hit NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. II and V.I.P. Lounge™ cabinets will also be on show with a selection of new games such as Dancing Dragons™ and Hold your Horses™.

The full range of Ainsworth cabinets, including the A640®, A600® and A600® Slant Top, will display more than 130 games, for both Class III and Class II markets. Highlights on the A600® include Hao Yun Dao, a new Asian-themed linked progressive series, as well as new brands FirePower and Big Hit Bonanza, which make their international debuts at the show. Undoubtedly the Class II highlight will be the unveiling of AnyBet, a linked progressive system that offers players the chance to win progressive jackpots on any Ainsworth game.

Developed in collaboration with teams in the US, Austria and worldwide, a selection of content for the US will be previewed by NOVOMATIC Americas. New titles include Empire V™ Superior, Red Dream™, JackPOP!™ and JackPOW!™, as well as Jackpot Edition deluxe games. Leading technologies for global markets will feature the hit GAMINATOR® Scorpion and DOMINATOR® Curve cabinets, the redesigned NOVOSTAR® II, and the new Lotus Roulette™ Pro – a live gaming experience that combines slots and table games, and features a high-speed roulette wheel that boasts the world’s fastest game frequency.

The latest selection of online, mobile and social gaming solutions will be exhibited by Greentube, the NOVOMATIC interactive division. A highlight of the presentation will be Greentube Pro – the private-label social casino built from the ground up for the US. Cutting-edge bingo machines will be on display by the video bingo subsidiary Otium, as well as leading bingo titles, standalone and linked jackpots. In addition, Octavian will demonstrate its latest tools on the ACP – Accounting Control Progressives – casino management system.

 

NOVOMATIC Lines Up Products For Entertainment Arena Expo

Returning to Bucharest for the eleventh edition of the Entertainment Arena Expo, NOVOMATIC will take centre stage at the Romanian trade show to display a complete range of products for Central and Eastern European gaming markets. On Stand #201 at the Romexpo Fair Ground in Bucharest, NOVOMATIC will display its latest product innovations for the market.

As the leader in the Romanian casino market with more than 60% floor share, the NOVOMATIC brand is well established in the country, as new products are launched that enhance the gaming experience. Visitors to the Entertainment Arena Expo 2017 on September 4-6 will have the chance to see the latest product highlights and understand first-hand why NOVOMATIC products continue to be top performers.

New for the market is the GAMINATOR® Scorpion cabinet that will be on display with the Impera Line™ HD Edition 5 game mix. The successor to the GAMINATOR™ that is highly popular in Romania and surrounding markets, the new cabinet is compatible with a vast array of NOVOMATIC content and, set in a matte black finish with first-class graphics and game-dependent LED glow, has a high visual appeal.

Product highlights also include the international hit DOMINATOR®, IMPERATOR™ S3, NOVOSTAR™ II and NOVOSTAR™ SL3 cabinets featuring a selection of classic and new games such as Book of Ra™, Dolphin’s Pearl™, Amazon’s Diamonds™ and Upward™. From the V.I.P. cabinet suite is the V.I.P. Lounge™ that offers a space-optimized lounge format and will present a range of market-leading game titles.

Specific areas will be used to display TIP&CASH terminals that have been making their way into sports betting operations throughout Romania. Another area will be used for the Ainsworth brand highlighting the A600® and Multi Win 14 game mix featuring a 2-level mystery progressive jackpot. In addition guests are invited to enjoy a great variety of special contests, prizes and awards that will take place on the NOVOMATIC Stand #201 over the three-day event.

Valentin Adrian Georgescu, CEO NOVOMATIC Romania, said:  “Entertainment Arena Expo is undeniably the most important annual event of the gaming industry in Romania. For NOVOMATIC, the presence at this exhibition, which brings together the largest producers, distributors and decision makers in the industry, has always created the perfect professional setting to present the group's top innovations. NOVOMATIC is an ever-evolving group of companies that embraces innovation to make a real difference in gaming by offering first-class product brands and services both for B2B and B2C sectors. Our best-selling collections of games are favorites to millions of fans globally and in Romania, they’ve continued to be the first choice for entertainment for more than two decades.”

Global Sales Division of NOVOMATIC takes over Sales Management of Ainsworth in Europe

Gumpoldskirchen, 11 August 2017 – In line with a strategic commitment to strengthen the sales force, product offering and customer support of Ainsworth, the Global Sales Division of NOVOMATIC, headed by Mr. Lawrence Levy, is assuming the sales management of Ainsworth in Europe.

In charge of the Ainsworth brand introduction, product positioning and direct sales to European gaming operators will be Mrs. Sonya Nikolova, who has successfully headed the sales for NOVOMATIC in the CEE countries.

Sonya Nikolova said: "Customer satisfaction and building long-term relationships within the gaming industry has been an immense motivation of mine for many years. I am enthusiastic about my new role with NOVOMATIC – I consider it a big responsibility and honor – and one that will complement the quality of services and diversity of products that are delivered to our customers and partners. I am committed to enforcing my deep industry expertise and knowledge to the development and popularization of the Ainsworth brand in Europe, as well as to collaborate intensively with my colleagues to improve customer support and product competitiveness."

The head position for sales in the CEE countries will be entrusted to Mr. Roman Czubak, who has a long record with NOVOMATIC and previously held important roles in Research and Development, Project Management and Sales for the company. Roman Czubak commented on his new appointment: "For me, this appointment means returning to a sales function with the great responsibility of further building and strengthening the NOVOMATIC brand in this core market".

In their respective roles and with the purpose of promoting the major product brands included in the NOVOMATIC portfolio, Mrs. Nikolova and Mr. Czubak will report to Mr. Lawrence Levy, Vice President of Global Sales for NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries GmbH.