ased on your recent experience at SAGSE Central America & Caribbean, how do you see the Panamanian market and how's your company positioned in it?
The gaming market in Panama is regulated and well developed and we are pleased to be considered as one of its key participants. Euro Games Technology has established a positive image in the region and has strong positions in respect of sales. Our local activity is continuosly growing and we are already partnering with the biggest casino operators in the country.
We have always considered SAGSE Panama as an effective way to show our commitment to the local market and to accentuate on EGT’s newest product offerings. We customize our portfolio, so it could meet regional casino operators and players’ preferences alike and were excited to display our jackpot system Egypt Quest already tailored to these specifics. Our game mixes also suit the taste of local slot aficionados and I am confident that listening closely to our customers has always been a winning strategy for EGT.
How is your partnership with both Sun International and Codere Panama working so far?
EGT’s partnership with Sun International and Codere in Panama has proved fruitful and is growing further. Last year we had an installation in Ocean Sun Casino and were recently contacted to supply Sun’s new gambling establishment in Cartagena with our P-24/24 St Slim and P-24/24 Up cabinets from Premier Series.
We are also in a process of delivering more Premier machines to some Codere’s properties. EGT has gradually become a main supplier also for Princess Group and we couldn’t be happier with our collaboration for the region. I think these facts are more eloquent than any other explanations of how we really perform on the local market.
What can you tell us about EGT's P-24/24 cabinet performance in the region?
Our Premier Series is having great success in the Caribbean region and the sales of P-24/24 Up has been growing ever since it was presented on the local market. This results from its cabinets’ design and ergonomics and its rightful choice of games in the multigame mixes. Now this best-selling machine is complemented with a slant top version - P-24/24 St Slim. We showed this product during SAGSE Panama and received encouraging reviews from our customers, so we have every reason to expect it will also gain in popularity in the short term. Actually, its first installation is already on the way in Sun International’s casino in Cartagena.
Are you planning any new installations for the Central American & Caribbean market?
We are planning some major installations in Curacao, Gayana, Suriname and St. Maarten and recenly signed deals with customers from Dominican Republic for our new Egypt Quest machines. Very soon this jackpot system will be available to the local players in Hard Rock Punta Cana and Princess Casino. Aloha Sol for its part will also present some of EGT’s latest Premier games. So the year is forming to be full of exciting events for us!
Where will you be exhibiting in the second half of 2015?
We just had our SAGSE Panama show and after it will be heading to Entertainment Arena Expo in Romania, G2E Las Vegas, BEGE Expo in Bulgaria and of course ICE 2016 in London. Taking part in important international events in the industry has always been a priority for EGT in terms of building strong relationships with clients and presenting its debuting products. This is only natural, having in mind the eye-catching premieres we usually have on display.