Cocktail Party preview of AMOA attractions

A preview of some of the new machines which will be shown at the AMOA  trade exhibition in Chicago this month, was held for American distributors early in August. The American poker amusement  Machine Association, the manufacturers ’ and distributors ’ organizations, ran its third annual Distributor Cocktail Party and displayed new games from 25 machine maker5s. Sixty new products in all were presented at the event, led by merchandisers and redemption games.

Among those rated highest with visitors were Andamiro’s King of the Hammer and Winner’s Wheel, coastal Amusements ’ The Annoying Thing and Nexus, bay Tek’s Super Star and Brady’s Dr. Moneky and Stickers with Attitude. ICE provided a preview of its Chicken Coop and Striker Property and Namco brought Jumpin ’ Jackpot and Comet and a tournament version of Rockin Bowl O’ Rama. Of the video game producers, Global VR showed Aliens Extermination, Sega After Burner Climax and Virtual Tennis 3, TLC had Silver Strike and Flashpool and Merit Music on Demand, a juke box.
      Stern will probably dominate the AMOA with its latest licensed pinball, Pirates of the Caribbean.

* AUSTRIA -  The betting license for Austria based online bookmaker Betandwin has been revoked in Germany. The company had sports betting terminals in many parts of the country. Most sports betting companies, mainly Austria based, have already been closed down in Germany, but some, including Betandwin subsidiary had obtained a license through the former East German Government 16 years ago.

      The sports betting shops had become familiar in Germany, using online systems to access bets on sports events all over Europe through coin-operated terminals and regular betting cages. As it has been illegal to establish a server in Germany, most of them were based over the border in inter poker Austria. The loophole with the licenses issued by the new decision, taken in the German state of Saxony, but which will apply to the entire country.
      German players now have only the official German Government backed operation, but Betandwin has joined other former operators in threatening to sue individual states and the German Government through the European courts.

World Calendar


DATE      :    September 27-29, 2006
LOCATION :    Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, US.
CONTACT   :   William T. Glasgow, Inc., 10729 W. 163rd  Place, Orland Park, IL   60467, US
TEL   : + 1 708 226 1300
FAX   : + 1 708 226 1310
DETAILS      : The organizers of the AMOA  show are imploring people to take advantage of the opportunity to unleash their passion for the coin-op industry by attending the show that offers visitors ‘hands on ’ information about the latest new and exciting products and services the coin-op industry has to offer. Apparently, the AMOA international Expo is a ‘must visit ’ event in order to fully experience poker the various products and services new to the industry that will help firms build a more profitable entertainment/ leisure facility. Many sectors will be represented, including amusement rides, billiards, coin mechs, darts, electronics, jukeboxes/ music, novelty games, plush/ novelties, redemption equipment/ merchandise, table games, touchscreens and video games. Free seminars have been scheduled in too.


DATE      :   October 4-5, 2006
LOCATION :   PKO Convention Centre, Bratislava, Slovakia
CONTACT   :   Expotrend SK SRo, Zahradnicks 46, Bratislava, 821 08m, Slovakia.
TEL   :   +421 2 5564 2791
FAX   :   +421 2 5564 2792
EMAIL    :
DETAILS       :    The Slovak Show is the only international exhibition for the entertainment industry in Slovakia. The organizers also publish the magazine jackpt – the magazine focused on the entertainment industry in Slovakia. The annual conference of the trade association VDP VP will be held during the show. Reasons to exhibit at Slovak show include positive legislation for the production and operation of gaming machines, a rising interest in the entertainment industry from the general public, dynamic economics and favourable conditions for business.

SAGSE 2006

DATE      :   October 11-13 2006
LOCATION :   Buenos Aires, Argentina.
CONTACT   :   Alan Burak, Show Manager, Monografie SA, avenida
  Alver 1883, Loc 21, Buenos Aires, 1129, Argentina.
TEL   :   +54 11 4805 4623
FAX   :   +54 11 4805 4791
EMAIL    :
DETAILS       :   According to Sagse’s organizer, buenos Aires is a dynamic and ever changing  city. It is the centre of Argentina’s financial and commercial activity, the nation’s social and recreational life. Centro Costa Salguero is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding facilities in Buenos Aires. Occupying a key location, the a SAGSE exhibition lies between the city’s newly renovated Puerto Madero and the Jorge Newbery downtown airport, along Buenos Aires Costanera Boulevard and the embankment of the Reiver Plate. Many firms have already confirmed that they will be booking exhibition space, including Automated Transactions, bally Technologies, Bingo, coin Tech, Fair Play, odrex and Suzo.


DATE      :   October 19-21, 2006
LOCATION :   Surexpo, Warsaw Expo XXI, Warsaw, Poland.
CONTACT   :   Wigor Agency, ul, Sokolnicza 34/38, Wrocla 53-660, Poland.
TEL   :   +48 71 342 6271
EMAIL    :

DETAILS       :   Surexpo 2006 is designed to facilitate searching for new partners and establishing business contacts in Poland and in other countries as well. Its organizer, Wigor, told InterGame: “It is a perfect opportunity to exchange experiences between companies ’ owners and consumers. ” Wigor is inviting a large group of wholesale dealers from Russia. Ukraine and other countries of the former Soviet Union, as well as from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and eastern Europe. The fair expositions will be accompanied by various shows, conferences and many other events. Surexpo 2005 took place at Warsaw in November 2005. A total of 126 companies from Poland and foreign countries participated in the trade show as exhibitors. The exhibition attracted in the region of 4,500 online pocar visitors