Together with ICE in London, SAGSE in Buenos Aires and G2E Asia in Macau, the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas is one of the gaming world’s great events.
Founded in 2001, G2E is now in its 14th consecutive year of success and the show’s 2014 edition has been particularly anticipated by NOVOMATIC, one of the world’s greatest gaming groups, for many months.
In the first full business year since NOVOMATIC announced its imminent arrival on the US scene progress has been steadily made: through the foundation of NOVOMATIC Americas Sales, LLC, the establishment of a headquarters in Deerfield Beach, FL and an additional office and service centre in East Dundee, IL, the bringing together of a team of well seasoned industry professionals headed by CEO Jens Halle and Vice President of Sales Rick Meitzler and the creation and development of a product range plus the necessary licensing and approvals to signal a green light to bring the NOVOMATIC name to market in America.
At G2E, from September 30th to October 2nd in the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, the NOVOMATIC Americas team – that has already participated independently in a number of recent gaming shows such as NIGA, the Canadian Gaming Summit and the Caribbean Gaming Show will proudly take its place on booth 2653 alongside the Austrian Gaming Industries (AGI) presence and the many NOVOMATIC Group companies for which G2E is such a significant event.
The Las Vegas show is a ‘must attend’ event for the international gaming community and NOVOMATIC of course mirrors that with representatives from subsidiary companies and business partners from Europe, Asia, Africa and – because G2E is a traditional destination for Latin American visitors, no less than 10 NOVOMATIC companies from across the region will be strongly represented. All are looking forward to meeting their customers and business partners in order to demonstrate the latest winning technologies from the NOVOMATIC world of gaming.
All of the visitors to NOVOMATIC’s G2E booth can look forward to a myriad of new gaming attractions: cabinets, games, game-mixes, systems, jackpots.
Games & Cabinets
The booth will once again boast product highlights for the international gaming markets; among them NOVO LINE™ Interactive games presentations alongside the Coolfire™ II range that will display a huge selection of games, available as single game themes as well as in the ever popular Super-V+ Gaminator® and Premium-V+ Gaminator® and NOVO LINE™ Interactive multi-game mixes, respectively – with up to 28 games per mix and introducing a new POS concept of multi-game presentation for international casino floors. The variety is extended even further by the latest mathematical concepts, gripping game play, innovative ways to win and maximum impact sound designs for this latest range of games with from 5 to up to 50 lines.
The games are presented in the Dominator® cabinet, with its revolutionary design exclusively for the NOVO LINE™ platform, as well as in the Super-V+ Gaminator® III and NOVOSTAR® SL cabinets. The NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. will celebrate its full US premiere, introducing supreme game play in panorama format with its large Crown V.I.P. chair and an extra 46” upper screen positioned at the perfect ergonomic distance for supreme game play in top comfort.
The NOVOMATIC Reel Tournament™ clearly demonstrates its advantages as an exciting marketing tool for all sorts of casino promotion programmes. It brings a special competitive gaming thrill to any slot floor, allowing operators to offer their guests – via the push of a button (and thus with no machine ‘down time’) – live tournaments in real time on an unlimited number of connected Super-V+ Gaminator® machines featuring the Super-V+ Gaminator® multi-game mixes T1 or T2.
Specifically for US markets the NOVOMATIC booth will stage the Action-Gaminator® that offers a sophisticated All-Star mix of internationally proven NOVOMATIC hit games for the Illinois VGT market. These games are available in a variety of highly attractive upright as well as slant top cabinets.
Electronic Live Games
The unique feature of the NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II system is the flexible interconnection of a great variety of electronic live games and slot games on a virtually unlimited number of individual player stations. This multi-game functionality allows the operator to link any chosen number of terminals to an unlimited number of different games such as Roulette, Baccarat, Poker, Black Jack, Sic Bo and Bingo as well as a great slot games offering all within one installation.
This product versatility is exemplified by a G2E show installation featuring a fully automated NOVO Multi-Roulette™ wheel with a group of NOVOSTAR® SL slant tops, each with the entire Flying (fully animated) multiplayer multi-game selection as well as Novo Multi-Roulette and the latest NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II video slots multi-game mix.
The NOVOMATIC booth will also proudly present various Mystery Progressive Jackpot themes for all platforms; such as the Magic Joker Jackpot™ and the innovative hybrid jackpot JEWELS FACTORY™, a combination of a community and a progressive jackpot.
Apart from jackpots the Octavian team will also be presenting the modular and highly ‘tuneable’ casino management system ACP (Accounting Control Progressives System). The ACP system can be ideally adapted to the requirements of both the operator and pertaining regulations. The system’s ‘add-on’ functions include profit calculation, floor monitor, TITO, Cashless and Player Loyalty as well as many more and has proved an extremely attractive ‘package solution’ for discerning operators.
Lotus Roulette™ and Panther Roulette™
The Lotus Roulette™ is a highly attractive automated 6-player island configuration, consisting of individual player stations and one automatic Roulette wheel embedded in a magnificent veneered table. Each of the individual player stations is equipped with a high-resolution touchscreen monitor in 16:10 screen format and with automated cash handling facilities. The Lotus Roulette™ is optionally available with the attention-grabbing illuminated Light Gate sign arch.
Last, but by no means, least the NOVOMATIC booth in Las Vegas will stage an automated single player Roulette that combines Roulette entertainment with slot gaming in one unique and luxurious machine: This evolution of the original and hugely successful Pinball Roulette™ will be displayed in Las Vegas with the Panther Roulette™ and Panther Roulette™ II. The Panther Roulette™ comes with a new start button on the right hand side of the hand rest for increased player comfort. The Panther Roulette™ II additionally features a second 32” full HD screen on top of the machine with FLIPSCREEN® functionality. Both versions are available with a comprehensive multi-game offering of 23 HD video slot games.
Online Gaming: Greentube & iGaming2Go
As the industry leader in providing cutting edge gaming entertainment and gaming solutions, Greentube looks forward to exhibiting and networking at G2E Las Vegas. The NOVOMATIC Group subsidiary will present innovative online and mobile applications and content. The Greentube subsidiary and game design specialist iGaming2Go will also present their latest games portolio.
Greentube’s game applications will be presented for the online and mobile channels (HTML 5, Android, iOS, Native App, etc.) and is backed up by its extensive and successful games portfolio. These innovations constitute Greentube’s multi-channel strategy, which offers a link between online, mobile and Thin Client terminal solutions.
Jens Halle, Managing Director AGI and CEO NOVOMATIC Americas: “G2E Las Vegas, as the major North American gaming show, is a traditionally important event for the NOVOMATIC Group and it is now of even more of significance for NOVOMATIC Americas as it is the first big show presentation of our growing range of licensed products for the US-American markets. We have done our homework, listened closely to our customers’ needs and their guests’ wishes and are now in a ‘green light’ position to present an initial and growing US portfolio that also caters to special market requirements such as the Illinois VGT sector.
On the international sales side we’ve made sure to bring all this year’s novelties and innovations to G2E Las Vegas, knowing that G2E attracts a highly international audience. Our Latin American colleagues will join us, welcoming our customers and partners at the show. We will make sure that all questions are answered, all details explained, all special requirements discussed and that each and every guest receives our full attention and detailed product information.
We have anticipated this 14th edition of G2E for many months now. We are ready and it remains only for me, on behalf of the entire NOVOMATIC Group, to extend a warm welcome to all G2E visitors and trust that they, like ourselves, will enjoy a great gaming experience in Las Vegas.”