hat are you showing here in ICE?
At this show we are presenting our Universal Gaming Experience Suite, which consists of a wide range of solutions and -products that support both interactive and retail gaming channels. In particular, we present our latest i-Gaming Platform, along with its latest innovative features, such as the Bonus Engine and the Real Time Intelligence, which supports advanced promotions and segmentation analysis during the game-play, as well as the Subscriptions and Group Play product suite that enables social-type engagement in a real money environment. Moreover, we exhibit our novel Universal GameStream Suite that delivers visual entertainment from start to finish, as well as our betting on TV-enabled -Real and Virtual Races solutions. Also, visitors of ICE will be able to see via a live demonstration the i-Gem Asset Management & Monitoring System, a platform that remotely controls EGMs installed across nationwide gaming venues in real time.
We are also proud to demonstrate our latest developments for Mobile Gaming, based on HTML-5 technology developed for our customers all around the world, as well as -our latest betting platform, named I-flex betting platform, that will be launched in Germany in approximately 6 months.
Gablet, our novel gaming device, is a multi-functional player tablet with a 22’’ touch screen and advanced gesture navigation that combines all 3 in 1; namely, the provision of real-time advertising, information digital signage and self service game play.
The product portfolio that we demonstrate in ICE includes innovative applications under the Paperless Retail Experience umbrella that shapes the upcoming retail evolution. For example, Tap’n’Play, which is an NFC powered games solution, where players can use their NFC enabled smartphones to participate in the games without using any paper.
Which was the feedback of the visitors during ICE?
The feedback was extremely positive-. So far we have many successful meetings and presentations to our existing and prospect customers in our stand; our latest platforms and products have a tremendous attraction to all visitors of the show. ICE 2013 is the most successful so far and it raises the expectations for our next year’s presence in the show.
Which are the most important markets for your company?
INTRALOT Interactive is focused on regulated markets. In particular, our customers are state lotteries and government licensed operators. Having said that, Europe in particular with markets such as Italy, Germany, Netherlands and Greece, is top on our focus. As INTRALOT is having a global footprint with businesses in all five continents, INTRALOT Interactive uses this footprint -to expand its operations globally. Obviously US, where we have a very big list of clients, and Latin America are also very important markets and are very high in our agenda.
What is your opinion of the current situation of online gaming in Europe?
I think that the trend is very positive. More and more markets open by legalizing interactive gaming. Of course there are different models used in different countries but the overall trend is positive.
Finally, are you planning to go to other shows during the year?
Of course, INTRALOT Group participates in all major shows, both in the interactive industry as well as in the lottery “world”, namely the congresses organized by the EL and WLA associations. The next much anticipated exhibition is in Israel, where the European Lotteries are organizing their annual 2013 Congress.