hat's been the company overall impression of SAGSE 2017?
SAGSE provided an excellent opportunity for us to meet and greet our casino customers in the region and thank them for their support and partnership. Show attendance was strong and the outcomes have been very encouraging.
How did SAGSE attendees react to more the more than 120 different game themes that you showcased?
Konami received very positive feedback from SAGSE attendees about its newest game themes and progressives. The expansion of SeleXion multi-game to the curved Concerto Crescent cabinet was very well received by casino operators, allowing them to deploy a mix of the latest popular single screen games in one machine, including China Shores Great Stacks, Lotus Land Deluxe Wild, and more. Progressive games including Cai Lai Si Ji and Smash Smash Festival have shown strong performance across global markets, and we expect will continue to grow in the immediate months following SAGSE.
What can you tell us about the work of your new distributor, Atlantic Venture?
Atlantic Venture is Konami’s exclusive distributor for Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay, and we are excited to be working with Norma da Silva and Leonardo Sosa to provide top service and support to local markets. SAGSE was a great opportunity for Konami to help introduce its new distributor Atlantic Venture to operators in the region and we’re looking forward to continued long-term partnership.
What are your key areas of focus to ensure business growth in Latin America?
Konami has a good reach across regions in Latin America, but there is room for growth. With the depth and quality of Konami’s Concerto cabinet collection and game library, properties can have a lot to gain by adding more Konami game types.
What are your aims for 2018 and how do you intend to achieve them?
Konami is focused on supporting the market with top quality games and delivering innovative entertainment for players to enjoy. The popularity of the Concerto Collection and new KP3+ platform games has seen strong momentum and we will continue to grow a rich library of top themes with proven math and play mechanics. With the strong positive welcome we received at SAGSE for our newest games and recent partnership with Atlantic Venture, we’ll be focusing on continued collaboration with casino operators to help expand our presence in the region.