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Euro Games Technology: Heading West

Innovative technology leads EGT to new markets

Euro Games Technology has spent the past five years establishing itself in Eastern Europe. The company is now taking its award-winning show west to the Americas.
EGT, headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria, opened a new factory the same week as it was nominated for several awards for its video slots at the Balkan Entertainment and Gaming Expo. The company’s game “Crazy Bugs” took the top award for best video slot in the Balkan region. The games “Rise of Ra” and “Book of Magic” also were nominated.
The company also won an award in industrial design for its new “Vega Vision” product line, which was launched at the Balkan expo. The upright and slant-top dual-screen cabinets—available in two series, Vega Vision and Vega Vision +—have been lauded for their ergonomic design and ease of maintenance.
It was not the first time the company’s games and technology have been recognized. According to Olia Al-Ahmed, who heads the company’s PR department, EGT’s products have been well-received in Hungary, Romania, Ukraine and elsewhere in Eastern Europe, as well Macau, where the company was a hit at G2E Asia; and at the International Gaming Expo in London, where Western European operators are being introduced to the company’s products.
Most recently, EGT impressed South American casino operators when it displayed its products at the SAGSE show in Buenos Aires, Argentina. “We also had a very successful show in Peru,” says Al-Ahmed. “People are very interested in our products across Latin America. North America is in our future as well.”
To this end, this year marks the first time EGT will be showing its products at the Global Gaming Expo. In addition to the two original versions of Vega Vision, the company will launch the Vega Vision + Slant Top at G2E. This is another award-winning cabinet design, with a wide-screen format—it combines a 22-inch main screen with a 26-inch top LCD monitor—and all the ergonomic benefits of the original versions. “All of our cabinet designs have been very innovative in creating a design that provides comfort for players,” says Al-Ahmed.
Two games are being launched specifically with the slant-top, “Pharaon’s Treasure” and “Lucky Buzz.” In all, the company will showcase 14 new games in all of its cabinet styles. Among the highlights:
“Gold of Roma” is a 20-line, 200-coin video slot with a wild symbol in the base game that can multiply jackpots by up to eight. It also features a lucrative scatter-pay win that pays up to 150 times the total bet, and another on-screen bonus that pays up to 148 times the total bet when “Gold of Roma” symbols appear on the first and fifth reels.
“Age of Troy” features stacked symbols in the primary game, a multiplying wild symbol that can substitute for the top jackpot symbol, and a free-spin bonus that can be re-triggered during the feature.
Other 20-line games being introduced at G2E include “Book of Magic,” “Casino Mania” and “Kashmir Gold.”
The company also will showcase several 10-line video slots including “Jungle Adventure” and “The Big Journey.” Both games feature primary-game wild symbols and free-spin bonus rounds. The Big Journey features a free-spin round with all pays doubled.
All of EGT’s games feature stacked wild symbols and an optional “Double Up” feature after every win, and all feature great artwork and incredibly sharp graphics.
EGT also will display new games for its “Classic Blend” jackpot system, an innovative system that supports up to 16 independent progressive jackpots with up to four denomination levels each, and up to three mystery jackpots at the same time. The Classic Blend system comes with its own unique ergonomically designed upright slot cabinets as well.
Finally, EGT will display a product group that has been one of its most popular at recent trade shows—electronic, multi-player table games, including a roulette game that places 22-inch monitors at play stations around an automated wheel; and the newest game in this category, an electronic blackjack game first introduced at the Balkan expo.
“Our mission is to generate a constant flow of revolutionary ideas, technologically advanced and carefully designed gaming products,” says the company’s mission statement. “Every step, from conception and design through to installation, service and support, is dedicated to EGT products to become a synonym for top quality worldwide.”
The G2E show is certainly the next step on that journey.
 

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