The company stated that it will have a "major presence" at the event. At booth 306, Merkur Gaming will showcase its products and offerings, including jackpots, cabinets, and new games. Active in Romania since 2004, the Merkur brand has a group subsidiary company based in Bucharest, Merkur Gaming Distribution, with Hannelore Fuica as its managing director and team leader.
Merkur Roulette shown in the Avantgarde Max Trio cabinet
Speaking ahead of the event, Fuica stated that the two most popular game types with Romanian players are Fruit games and, in recent years, Roulette. Already in both slots halls and sports betting operations throughout the country, the new Merkur Roulette features "stunning 3D graphics, a new animation of the roulette wheel itself, and an enhanced speed of play."
This will be a significant highlight of Merkur's EAE presentation, as will be the new linked progressive jackpots Link Zone (shown in the Avantgarde Max Trio cabinet) and Solar Link (featured on the Allegro Trio cabinet), plus the innovative MERKUR Mystery jackpot that will display on the Avante Trio cabinet that hosts "a multiplicity of new multigame titles powered by the latest software and boasting a brand new player interface."
Athanasios “Sakis” Isaakidis, Chief Executive, International, commented: "We are all anticipating a really great EAE show in Bucharest. Romania is a significant and highly successful market for Merkur and we are set to make a great representation of our history, experience, and great products at EAE in Bucharest as we demonstrate, as the show’s title exemplifies, our commitment to gaming Entertainment across Romania, and beyond".
Bucharest in Romania is the center of the country’s gaming industry where both casinos, gaming arcade premises, and venues in the sports betting and gastronomy sectors are very popular. Romania has the largest number of slots in operation in east Europe, currently well over 70,000 machines.
"With the post-pandemic trade show calendar progressively returning toward pre-Covid levels each new show announcement is greeted with enthusiasm across the gaming industry," the company added. "In this vein, Merkur is very much looking forward to the 14th Entertainment Arena Expo in Bucharest."