hat are the main challenges that the gaming industry experienced in 2014? What is your vision as manufacturer? What have operators told you?
During the period preceding the adoption of the new gambling law in Mexico, much instability was generated, which then generated uncertainty among investors; it delayed the market growth. On top of that, we face a complicated period in the Argentine market due to the national economic crisis. Even the sector's show has suffered losses. This shows the weakening of the market.
This end of the year is important for the Mexican gaming industry due to the soon-to-be-sanctioned new law. What are FBM expectations on the matter?
Our prediction for 2015 is that, with the approval of the new law, the situation will be reversed and new investors will arrive in Mexico. The market has a very good potential, but needs stability.
What were the highlights of FBM in 2014? Were there any changes compared with previous years?
In 2014, FBM had some great launches in the gaming area and significant changes on platforms already in operation on the market. Games such as 30 Mania Bonus, Golden Luck and Golden New Year debuted and were given great expectations. What's more, we also have the new Magic Ball feature, a special ball that can complete any number on the board chosen by the player.
What are your plans for 2015? What will be the main challenges for you as a company as well as for the industry in general?
FBM is waiting for the approval of several certifications in order to enter strategic markets, such as product approval, which will lead to FBM growth. We anticipate a 20 percent increase in our turnover for 2015.