ate last November, the first gaming hall offering “Mexican Class” slots, the equivalent to what are known elsewhere as Class III slots, was inaugurated in Mexico City. And the first multi-player electronic roulettes have just been authorised for the Mexican market. This considerably expands the gaming offer and also increases business opportunities in the sector.
Moreover, underground gaming is being hounded by the intense activities of the Mexican Association of Gaming Licensees (APJSAC) and the owners of gaming establishments, a task in which the Mexican Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB) is also collaborating. These steps and this new atmosphere favour the development of the Mexican gaming sector, and several of the world's leading companies have set up commercial offices in Mexico to attend to the demands of such a powerful market.
This is the context for the 3rd Latin-American Gaming Exhibition (ELA), which will be held over 6-7 May 2010, with a big increase in both exhibition space and exhibitor numbers over last year. “This is something that contrasts to the great majority of other international fairs, which have been obliged to reduce their exhibition space in view of scant exhibitor numbers,” commented the organizers.
“ELA 2010 will welcome absolutely all the major international slot manufacturers, along with the most important companies from the casino equipment and auxiliary industry sectors. This sensational sector response to ELA is underlined by the fact that, with over 5 months yet to go before the exhibition opens its doors, there are only very few stands left, and those remaining are small. It all points to ELA having to hang the ‘no stands available’ sign on the door in the New Year.”
Alongside the fair will be held the EY!10 conference cycle, organised by Yogonet in collaboration with APJSAC, Casinos de Latinoamérica and ELA, where sector specialists will discuss new developments on the Mexican market.
“ELA 2010 is set to be the place where all sector professionals will want to see and be seen,” organizers concluded.