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Harmony right across Latvia

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Harmony right across Latvia

Atronic has secured another significant order with the Olympic Entertainment Group, which will see the roll-out of both Atronic’s new video slot product Harmony and the dynamic bonus link Cash Fever across the estate of former Baltic Gaming operations in Lativa.  The order for several banks of Harmony machines will mark one of the very first installs of the stylish new product into the Baltic region and will be accompanied by five banks of e-motion machines featuring Cash Fever to be spread over five prime locations now owned by Olympic Casino, throughout the country. 

Players in Latvia will be among the first in Europe to experience the new features available on Harmony including the new screen layout, improved ergonomic aspects for increased player comfort, multi-denomination and auto-play functionality as well as seven totally new game titles exclusive to Harmony.  Atronic Regional Sales Manager, Simon Dorsen said: “This is a testament to the excellent working relationship we have built with Olympic Casino over the years.  They will be among the first locations in the Baltic’s to introduce Harmony to their gaming floors and we are sure the results will speak for themselves.  Cash Fever is already performing very well in a number of Olympic venues across the Baltic States and this order really reflects the confidence Olympic Casino has in the performances of Cash Fever and the new

From Bogata to Prague Nova Desitec spans globe

The participation of Nova Desitec in the Colombian exhibition FADJA  2006, at the end of March, was a good opportunity for the Spanish company to show its latest game developments to customers of the Andean region as well inform them about its new commercial strategy for the Colombian market.  “For us Colombia is a fundamental and strategic market as we used it as out starting point for Latin America,” explained Santiago Tirado, Nova Desitec’s Area Sales Manager for Latin America.  “Our participation in this show was so important because we are starting a new stage in this country.  In order to track closer to the market and thus be able to offer a better service to our customers, we have decided to open our own sales office in Colombia.  We obviously had to inform the Colombian customers about this very good news and there was no better place to do it as the FADJA 2006.  Our games are meeting exactly the needs of the Colombian market”, added Mr. Tirado. 

“That’s why our business here is increasing .”  During the exhibition World of Entertainment in Prague, Nova Desitec was represented by its Czech distributor Kimex Group who presented the Czech and Slovakian versions of the game Gangsters for arcade and the street legislations.  Don Quixote De La Mancha and Return of the Pharoah for the casino market were also shown at the event.  “We are very happy about the great the job that our R & DOJ department has done and we are very thankful for the support given by our distributor Kimex,” explained Thore Noll, Nova Desitec’s Director of Sales and Marketing.  “The visitors of the Kimex stand were very impressed about the performance and the design of our games.  The games are homologated and the first field tests are promising very good results.  The Czech and the Slovakian market are in a very dynamic development and we are happy that Nova Desitec could this train.”

*  TAB Virtual Pinball recognition grows

In 2003, TAB- Austria presented the first Virtual Pinball at the ATEI show in London.  Since then, Virtual Pinball has worked hard to achieve customer and operator recognition.  In addition to its hi-tech platform, Virtual Pinball offers a diverse range of games and features, including those culled from mechanical Pinball’s     tilt function and vibration feedback.  The software can even identify shakes and blows.  But unlike a mechanical pinball, Virtual Pinball’s does not have any mechanical parts to wear and tear, saving money on time and maintenance.  Virtual Pinball also rolls six 3D games into one machine with an easy to navigate menu on the stunning 42ins.  plasma display.  The sheer volume of games: three pinball games, two action and one strategy title provide enough variety to ensure that all customers are catered for.  TAB-Austria’s latest update V 3.0 is free to all customers, with new menu navigation and the sixth game: Space Captain.

Aurora, the exclusive distributor of Aristocrat technologies in the Russian Federation, will present an extensive range of products at the World of Games (WOG) trade show when it open in Moscow on June 7, 2006.  The Aurora / Aristocrat stand will feature the latest Xcite games, plus new Hyperlink and XTreme Mystery themes.  Also on display will be a prototype of the exclusive Russian AX Machine and the innovative electronic PokerPro table.  Aristocrat’s latest Hyperlink, Jackpot Carnival is offered on the Reel Power base games Pompeii, Indian Dreaming an King of Asia.  Aristocrat’s patented  Reel Power technology offers players the option to purchase reels instead of lines and have 243 ways to win when all reels are played. 

Another exciting product being presented is XTreme Mystery, which is the next generation of mystery jackpots.  XTreme Mystery links to all the best Xcite games and offers venues maximum flexibility in their configuration settings.  It is further distinguished by its advanced graphics package complete with animation sequences for the overhead signage and LCD top box of each machine.  There will be a range of new Xcite products presented to the Russian Market.  A prototype of the exclusive Russian AX Machine  will also be shown.  The AX platform combines Aristocrat’s MKVI platform and MKVI game software, as found in the highly successful Xcite platform, along with the impressive quality of the Smart Games prototype cabinet.  Manufacturing of the AX Machine will not commence until the appropriate licenses have been granted.  One of the biggest WOG show highlights will be the innovative PokerPro table, which will be displayed on the Aurora / Aristocrat stand.  PokerPro is a totally electronic poker table, manufactured by PokerTek, which combines the interactive benefits of traditional poker with the advantages of superior computer and graphics technology.  On a separate stand (2103) the Pokerpro table will be used in a Poker tournament.  Visitors to the show will be able to see the exciting poker table.  distributed exclusively by Aristocrat, in action and registrar to participate in the poker competition.

Operating licenses in Russia  could be set at 30m rubles, according to a report submitted by a group of a State Duma officials, which would change the Russian tax code.  The bill suggests raising the state duty for the licensing of gambling business from the current 3,000 rubles to 30m rubles.  The aim of the bill is to create barriers to entry to the gaming operators and owners of casinos.

 

 

 
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