ow important is the Caribbean market for Ainsworth? What products have you presented?
Ainsworth is one of the manufacturers that has had the greatest development in the Caribbean. We managed to enter all Ainsworth’s products - the Caribbean is not like other jurisdictions, where some products enter and other products don’t; here we have a wide range of products.
Puerto Rico has been the place where we have grown significantly in the last two years. While in Aruba we are well established, as well as in Curacao, St. Martin and Dominican Republich, where we grow every day. We are one of the brands with the greatest acceptance, best performance and most growth in the Caribbean.
Which is the most mature market in the Caribbean?
The two most mature markets are Puerto Rico and Aruba. There are many growing markets such as Curacao, although it has not reached Aruba’s performance.
How do you see the Dominican Republic?
It is a regulated market, with a quite important growth. After some problems in South America, all that investment has come to the Dominican Republic, which was more open and easier to obtain a license in. Now there are new casinos opening in Punta Cana, Santo Domingo and I believe it will be one of the places that will grow more in the next two or three years.
Which is the product with the best performance?
The islands are all very different. In the Dominican Republic, multi-games are successful, exceeding the casino average with important numbers I cannot reveal.
In Aruba we have the Quad Shot, which are games that attract tourists with bigger and faster jackpots. Now we are launching a new machine, A560 SL, which we believe will have a great acceptance with local people and tourists as well.
Is it your first time at Caribbean Gaming Show?
No, we have come here every year and we have also been twice in Dominican Republic. This edition has had quite a lot of public, and I think that, if it continues this way, we will continue participating in the future.
Ainsworth will continue in the development of the Caribbean market, trying to offer innovative, high-performing products, with an excellent customer service.