ecently, Manuel San Roman, Director of Casino Games and Slot Machines of the Mincetur, said that the Peruvian market is 100% formal, highlighting the work that they have done in the past five years, especially with the online slot management system. How has this impacted you as manufacturers of equipment and systems for the gaming industry?
It is a logical step towards transparency and a more formal environment. Technology is evolving quickly, and the companies that leverage its advancements are the ones that empower their customers with products and solutions that help them grow their businesses.
Peru has 22 slots halls and 700 casinos, what is Scientific Games' market share? How has it evolved in recent years? Which of your products are better suited to smaller operations and which ones more oriented to large casinos?
In recent years, the WMS-branded Game Chest Multi-Game series has been established as a player-favorite, a trend continuing with the Game Chest Multi-Game HD series. The Game Xchange for the ALPHA 2 cabinet series is also designed to be a similar success. We are seeing promising performance from Fu Dao Le on the Pro Wave, and we will be looking to capitalize on that.
Scientific Games has a presence in all the different arenas of slot operations, from the smallest slot parlors to the biggest casinos, and our brands are very well-accepted by local customers. As a result of the recent merger, we now have an immense portfolio of products which allows us to satisfy the particular needs of our customers with turnkey solutions.
What types of games machines are most popular amongst Peruvian players? What changes do you see among countries and jurisdictions?
The Peruvian market is very mature, and so are its players. Though tastes may vary among different player profiles, one thing remains consistent: players are very eager to learn new game mechanics and are very open to gaming innovations, which is why our games are so well-received.
Peruvian authorities are working on a bill to regulate Internet gambling. How will this impact on your company?
Peru has always been a very important market for Scientific Games, and online gaming in Peru falls into that as well. Scientific Games Interactive has had success in regulated markets worldwide, and we definitely look forward to stable regulation for online gaming in Peru, in order to develop our business and further empower our customers in this region as well.