hat were CT Gaming's focus, highlights, and novelties at ICE London 2020? Have you met your key expectations and goals for the show?
ICE 2020 was a very successful show for CT Gaming and a great start of the year. We officially launched and announced our rebranded identity with a focus on our main product divisions – land-based slot machines and jackpots, online games and platform, and casino management and jackpot systems. Our presentation included an array of diverse product offerings spanning the land-based and the online segment, broadening the selection of multi games with new game packs from the popular series Speed King and Gamopolis, presenting exciting game concepts with new multi-game offerings for every casino floor. Among our land-based products presented, this year under the spotlight was Mega Jack 2020, which was specially launched for the 20th anniversary of our company. The measure for success comes from accessing not only the positive feedback received during the show but also from the multiple contracts and potential deal agreements made during the show. We are happy to announce that CT Gaming is expanding to a few new markets in Europe, Africa, and Latin America this year.
This year we marked a special milestone for our systems division with the highest number of installations of our Casino Management System and the connection of thousands of machines across continents. We also launched our live games module and TITO functionality for live game tables, allowing the casinos to have fully functioning monitoring on their gaming floors; including consolidated reports between live games and slots. We have presented many new advanced features and functionalities of the Casino Management System RHINO, as well as integration with counting machines and cash terminals. RHINO enables the casinos to offer all verticals of gaming with an ease that makes the control and monitoring of the gaming floor easy. The feedback from the customers related to the new and improved functionalities showed we are right on target with the constantly developing needs of the casino floors.
The Interactive Division of CT Gaming took a very prominent part of the ICE stand presentation since the online gaming revenues and business almost tripled last year. CT Interactive games are now part of hundreds of online casinos. We presented new HTML5 game releases with new UI, new jackpot concepts, and new mathematical models. Delivering great betting experience, the HTML5 gaming portfolio of CT Gaming drew a lot of attention to new online operators. With an enhanced portfolio, CT Gaming Interactive will offer to its customers not only great games but also a modern white-label online and sports betting platform functionality based on the Leopard online platform. Based on the interest generated, we expect this year to be much more successful for our interactive division.
What was the feedback from attendees, especially regarding your recent rebranding, and products such as Mega Jack 2020 and Speed King 2?
Our rebranding was undertaken to express the realignment of the vision of the company to move forward; attuned to the new technology trends and with the new generation of customers in mind. CT Gaming is expressing the transition to the future and was accepted as a natural step that elevates the company to the next level of its development and the new market requirements. Moreover, we are very excited by the excellent acceptance of our new products and happy to move forward to provide to our customers the service and support they need to increase their revenues.
Mega Jack 2020 is the successor of the legendary Mega Jack, which became an iconic multigame in many countries around the world. The new release includes a variety of games with unique math models ranging from the best concepts underlying the most successful games in the original Mega Jack to brand new concepts fit to taste of the new generation of players. Mega Jack 2020 was certainly one of the products that provoked huge interest among the many operators familiar with Mega Jack, anticipating the launch in their jurisdiction.
Mega Jack 2020 comes to the casino floor with the latest upgraded models of the EZ Modulo series slot cabinets – a cabinet that proved to be one of the highly acclaimed and most flexible products on the casino floors in recent years. Refined in every aspect, the new upgraded models of EZ Modulo provide new design features and many ergonomic improvements - changes that not only make the cabinet more attractive, but also improve the serviceability and enhances durability on the floor. EZ Modulo was designed to provide full flexibility in terms of configurations, size of monitors and diversity based on the slot mix choice of the operator. The same cabinet body can be offered with a 27” and 32” HD monitors, as well as with J-curved 43” UHD monitors or different configurations.
The EZ Modulo line of cabinets was part of the presentation and launch of the new version of another very popular series of multigames – Speed King 2. The new multigame mix with 60 games is presented with a completely new generation platform, providing extremely crisp and brilliant high definition video, improved sound, better performance, and optimized user-friendly interface. Speed King 2 includes more than a dozen completely new game titles with unique concepts and bonus features, combined with some of the best performing games from the previous release.
Emphasizing the flexibility of the cabinet concept, EZ Modulo Tower is the other successful product from the series, combining the modern look and ergonomic design with the ultimate gaming experience made available to players on a 43-inch UHD J-curved display. EZ Modulo Tower series also launched new multi game releases amongst which the newest Tower 102 and Tower 105 multi game compilations with a combination of new games specifically designed for this series for higher performance. The game pack offers new and different types of bonus features including free games, Expanded Wilds, attractive winning combinations, extra wins presented with high-quality multimedia animation.
An eye-catching accent of the presentation on the stand was the elegant EZ Modulo TITAN with Ultra HD main 32” monitor and 43” UHD J-curved topper, designed for VIP areas, centerpiece placements on the casino floors, and end caps in big banks of machines. Soon we will launch a series of progressive games developed to be specifically presented with the 43” UHD J-curved topper.
What are the upcoming moves, plans, and projects in CT Gaming's agenda this year?
Our plan for this year includes a strong focus on systems and online. We are planning further expansion in thе iGaming sector, opening opportunities to operators that are familiar with our land-based products and are looking to include online casinos in their business model. We have also several exciting new products on our product map that will be released for our strong landbased customer base, ranging from a new design for cabinets to new progressive multigames. Our goal is to bring new products attuned to the latest technological trends with steady quality and reliable performance. From a corporate perspective, we continue to invest in talent acquisition and strengthen our team of professionals. Our company is aiming to build a stronger position in our existing markets and to ensure sustainable growth on few new markets and in the systems and online sector. As always, we are aiming to meet customers’ needs in every aspect. We closely work with each operator, which enables us to expand further and to build the relationships and trust as a reliable supplier who always stands by its customers.