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October 26, 2021

Statements by Emily Io, Managing Director of GemAsia

“I am quite excited about the future of the industry, as well as GemAsia’s prospects for continued growth”

(Macau, exclusive Yogonet.com).- “While we are in a digital age, it is my philosophy that face-to-face meetings are the best approach”, said Emily Io, Managing Director of GemAsia, subsidiary of Gemaco Inc, who was interviewed by Yogonet.com about the participation of the company at G2E event, that starts tomorrow in Macau.

W
hat are your expectations and objectives for G2E Asia?

 

As one of Macau’s leading gaming table layout suppliers, GemAsia thanks the many clients that we service in Macau, as well as elsewhere throughout Asia. As for expectations, GemAsia is focusing on building interest in our already very popular layouts, gaming chips and, of course playing cards.

 

Will the firm launch new products focused on the Asian market?

 

GemAsia will be continuing the effort that started in London and will end in Las Vegas later this year to promote the Super G gaming chip from Gemaco (GemAsia’s parent company). We have had tremendous interest in our chips from a number of clients, and the addition of this heavier chip will increase sales momentum. Which are their main features? The Super G has all the same excellent characteristics as other Gemaco gaming chips, but the extra weight is very appealing to many players and dealers.

 

Which trends do you expect to see this year at the show?

From GemAsia’s point of view, it’s all about service. As one of the leading suppliers of layouts, GemAsia has worked very hard to differentiate itself from the competition by never saying “NO”. Whether the order is for 5 or 500 layouts, service is the focus.

 

How important is Macau's market for your company?

 

As a local and GemAsia’s first employee, I can say with certainty that Macau is an extremely important market. After all, Gemaco established GemAsia to be the first gaming table layout sales and manufacturing facility in Macau, and of course that turned out to be a very good decision based on how this market has evolved.

 

Macau is currently considered the leading international gaming market surpassing Las Vegas. Do you think that it is a market with options to keep on growing?

 

There is no doubt in my mind that Macau and many other markets in this part of the world are just in their infancy. Take Macau, for instance: Galaxy Resort just opened, Sands parcels 5 and 6 are scheduled to open later this year, Wynn just announced a major project for Coati, and other projects have recently been announced in countries like Vietnam and the Philippines. I am quite excited about the future of the industry, as well as GemAsia’s prospects for continued growth.

 

As operators from different Asian countries visit G2E in Macau, which is your strategy for the Asian market in general?

 

While we are in a digital age, it is my philosophy that face-to-face meetings are the best approach. They not only allow for rapport to develop but also for me to help the client identify real needs and goals--and how GemAsia can help. This, of course, requires a lot of travel, but then I really enjoy the process and getting to know GemAsia’s valued clients first-hand.

 

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