n the centre of the Novomatic Americas product presentation was the Samurai Beauty installation with 2x3 V.I.P. Lounge Curve 1.43 cabinets propped against a double-sided 4x3 LED screen video wall featuring game-specific, choreographed content for a high-visibility game presentation. Visitors were stoked not only by the visuals but also by the smooth gameplay of the new, Asian-themed linked progressive that was presented with a photo booth featuring two real-life Samurai Beauties plus some befitting stage props.
At the Novomatic booth, visitors also discovered more linked progressives for the US market: the Money Party Link featuring titles Fruity Fruity and Juicy Juicy, as well as the Thunder Cash Link, already a highlight in a growing number of US casinos. The Pay Day Progressives series was extended with a fourth title, Pay Day Plus which premiered at the show, adding a classic, straightforward version with thrilling multiplier bonus features to the set.
US Commercial, Tribal and VGT operators were treated to a broad suite of products and award-winning technology to boost their operations: games and game mixes, progressive jackpots, sports betting kiosks, system solutions and ETGs were on full display at G2E 2019. Located in the centre of the Novomatic booth was a sports lounge, featuring the Novomatic ActionBook self-service sports betting kiosk – a hit product for US casino customers inclined to integrate a sports betting offer in their portfolio using a self-service terminal that fulfils the highest casino standards in terms of security, maintenance and style.
Especially for the VGT markets in Illinois and Pennsylvania, new mixes were on display – and the modular myACP casino management system showcased new player recognition modules for VGT operators in Illinois, including a new Novo Rewards player recognition kiosk.
“This year’s G2E was really exceptional, maybe the best ever and I have heard that from all our sales teams as well,” said Jens Einhaus, VP of International Sales Europe & Americas. “We had excellent customer traffic on the Novomatic booth – not only in terms of quantity but also in terms of quality – and a lot of specific interest from US and Latin American decision-makers. It makes me proud to see how we finally hit the target with our development focus for the US.”