Which products will take center stage at Merkur’s booth this year?
On booth 3353 at G2E, Merkur Gaming will present a wide range of great new games that all have the common theme of exciting Bonus features. We will feature a wide variety of new products that all have the common theme of added value and added attraction through Bonus features. First comes Treasure Link, a linked progressive jackpot that sits on top of five brand new games that range from African, Asian, Egyptian and more themes. All, too, with the Cash Games feature that provides the possibility of entry to high-value progressive jackpots that range from Mini to Mega levels. Next comes a Las Vegas debut for Rapid Thunder, where the Bonus feature is built into all of its six-game range and where top-level prizes are achievable. Then come two brand new game concepts, Runnin’ Wild and Jewels of the Nile both of which create added excitement and engagement for players with extensive free game possibilities and high-level jackpots where the fixed Grand top prize is $25,000. Two familiar game titles, Big Deal wheel, and Striking Fortunes return, with both now significantly enhanced with additional high-value Bonus features.
What are your expectations for this year’s edition of the show?
G2E is one of the gaming industry’s iconic events and, as such, it has special importance for Merkur Gaming. We always come to Las Vegas with high expectations and this year, thanks to the new Bonus feature and Linked Progressive Jackpot innovations that we will highlight, our expectations are higher than ever.
Merkur Gaming is a market leader in Europe, a consolidated supplier in Latin America and the Caribbean, and last year, the company also entered the United States’ market. How do you continue to develop in North America, Africa, and Asia?
The Gauselmann Group has had, over its 63 years of its existence, innovation, excellence, and expansion as its cornerstones. We continue to develop, on a global scale, by constantly monitoring new possibilities throughout the world of gaming, building key relationships and delivering the expectations of operators.
What are your expansion strategies for the remainder of the year and the coming year?
Merkur Gaming will, through the remainder of 2019 and on into 2020 continue to expand in line with our own expectations and plans; capitalizing on opportunities wherever and whenever they arise.
Which is the country or region in which you saw the highest growth during last year?
The past year has seen many examples of growth and expansion for Merkur Gaming. In eastern Europe, for example, we have made great strides in increasing our presence and expansion in many countries, Bulgaria and Romania specifically. Our business across Latin America continues to expand, seeing market entry into Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and exciting growth in Panama. The Merkur Sun now shines over Africa and we are actively exploring new growth in Asia also.
How do you think and expect is going to be the regulation of online gaming in Latin America?
Both online gaming and sports betting are hugely exciting new features of today’s gaming landscape. As an organization that now enters its 63rd year of market-leading success, the Gauselmann Group has always been and will continue to be at the forefront of new gaming developments. At G2E in Las Vegas, Merkur Gaming will be joined by sports betting innovators Cashpoint and money handling experts GeWeTe as we demonstrate the strength in depth of the entire Gauselmann Group.