NOVOMATIC AG

Wiener Strasse 158
2352 Gumpoldskirchen
Austria, Europe
Phone: +43 2252 606-0
Website: http://www.novomatic.com

Key Personnel

Jens EINHAUS - VP Sales Europe & the Americas
Sonya NIKOLOVA - VP Sales Africa & Asia
Peter HAUPTMANN - International Casino Sales
Marie-Therese SCHUBERT - Product Marketing

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.

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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.