Sofia, Bulgaria – January 2017
Official Statistics from BEGE Expo 2016
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Sofia, Bulgaria – October 2016
Newcommers and long-term partners at BEGE Expo 2016
As a defying factor that determines trends in the gaming industry in Eastern Europe, the leading exhibition BEGE Expo continues steadely to attract the attention of new companies in the sector as well as keeping the interest of long-term partners. For nine consecutive year the exhibition presents technological achievements and new business horizons in the sector and welcomes companies from all over the world in Inter Expo Center, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Many new exhibitors as Betomall, CPI, Imperia Games Ltd, Info-kod d.o.o., Merkur Gaming, Moniko, KOTWA – The Shuffle King Company, Roulette 73, Spintec, ZUU
M d.o.o., Advartwall, Easy CSMS, join BEGE Expo for the first time, fully prepared to present their latest products and new entries specially for the exhibition
Imperia Games Ltd. is an official distributor of Zuum brand and products for the Bulgarian market. Its primary activity is import and distribution, sale, rent of gaming equipment as well as service and maintenance. Headquartered in Slovenia, Zuum d.o.o. is a recognized manufacturer of innovative gaming systems. The main focus of the company is development, production and marketing of electronic gaming equipment, including roulette, bingo, lotto, baccarat.
At this year’s edition of BEGE Expo Merkur Gaming will present its new HD machine Avantgarde Trio. With offices around the world, Merkur Gaming sales and distributes slot machines, AWPs and VLT/SBG systems with an emphasis on multigames.
Info-kod & Moniko are offering Tito Tickets and approved thermal coating, certified and used by the major printing systems producers which are found in the slot machines. Tito Ticket packs are individually shrink-wrapped, keeping them safe from dust, humidity and in-transit mishaps.
Being for the first time on BEGE Expo, Roulette 73 will showcase the renaissance of the game based on a wheel. The revised and improved layout of numbers and their sequences, more betting options, a higher payout, and a better chance to win.
Spintec develops, produces and sales Electronic Table Games including roulette, sicBo and baccarat. The company brings gaming solutions under the brand Karma into casinos and arcades worldwide, with the most prominent references in Macau.
As long-term exhibitors Advansys d.o.o, Alberici SpA, Abbiati,AlfaStreet, APEX, BetConstruct, Casino Technology, CGI, EGT,JPL, Interblock d.d., Nоvomatic, NSoft, NYX, SBTech, SUZOHAPP, Alpha Display, E-Service and many more –http://www.balkangamingexpo.com/content/exhibitors-list, are ready to deal with the overwhelming interest of customers and visitors showing once again gaming equipment with great entertainment value. There is still an opportunity for the companies to book a stand at BEGE Expo 2016 here –http://www.balkangamingexpo.com/content/book-stand.
Various sponsorship options are also available as the accompaning events during the exhibition offer a unique opportunity to promote your products and services as well as to meet your future clients and expand your business activities.
The glamorous Miss Gaming BEGE Contest, that will take place on the first day of BEGE Expo, is a great chance to promote company brand by choosing a beauty contestant, who could be presenting your company during the beauty pegeant. Royale Palms, Casino Hrizantema, Eurofootball, Sezame, Luxor Gaming Club, Sofia Princess Casino and many more already chose to promote their companies during Miss Gaming BEGE 2016. See more information on:http://miss.balkangamingexpo.com/.
Simultanuesly with BEGE Expo from 22 to 23 of November Eastern European Gaming Summit (EEGS) will take place at Inter Expo Center with focus on the latest trends in the industry and the key regulatory developments.
Visitors who register for free access to the 9th edition of BEGE Expo atbalkangamingexpo.com/en/content/registration have a chance to win a special prize – a SPA holiday for two in Premier Luxury Mountain Resort 5* Bansko.
Sofia, Bulgaria – October 2016
Announcing the BEGE Expo 2016 Agenda
As the much anticipated leading exhibition in the gaming industry on the Balkans and Eastern Europe - BEGE Expo 2016 approaches, we are pleased to announce that its full agenda has been finalised and is available to view online. The exhibition will bring the most prominent companies in the industry to Sofia, Bulgaria. All participants could tune with the recent developments in the sector and meet partners from 23 to 24 of November at Inter Expo Center, Sofia.
The 2015 edition of BEGE Expo attracted a record attendance of 4000 proffessionals and over 60 international companies. This year we expect even more to come and present products as well as new arrivals. Their participation in BEGE Expo 2016 will be exclusively comfortable with many accompaning events. A Baristo coffee tasting and trying delights, provided by Eurocatering restaurant, will be part of the pleasure for senses available. The National Wine and Spirituous Beverages Institute - NWSBI Ltd. will provide the opportunity to get to know the secrets of aromas and tastes of various wines. And on top of all that, free cocktails will rise the spirits at Bartenders show, presented by Bar Academy Bulgaria.
At the spotlight will be the glamorous Miss Gaming BEGE that will take place on the first day of BEGE Expo. There is still a chance to choose a beauty contestant, who could promote your brand during the beauty pageant. Votes for audience favorite will be cast from 14th until 23rd November on miss.balkangamingexpo.com and with SMS at phone number + 359 896 896 622 or onsite at the first day of the BEGE Expo show.
During the exhibition, BEGE Awards 2016 Ceremony will take place on 24th November. It is specially dedicated to honor people and companies for their contribution and excellent achievements in the industry. It will be followed by discussion on wide range of topics with representatives of the Bulgarian State Commission on Gambling. As an important factor in gaming industry, BEGE Expo gives a chance for graduates, seeking a career in gaming industry. We invite them to the Career Center to find out the jobs opportunities, offered in the gaming business.
As a parallel event of BEGE Expo, from 22 to 23 of November Eastern European Gaming Summit (EEGS) will take place at Inter Expo Center as well. Focusing on the latest trends in the industry and the key regulatory developments, it will bring distinguished experts from the sector.
And last, but not least, visitors who register for free access to the 9th edition of BEGE Expo at balkangamingexpo.com/en/content/registration have a chance to win a special prize – a SPA holiday for two in Premier Luxury Mountain Resort 5* Bansko.
For more information visit our website balkangamingexpo.com and register today!
Sofia, Bulgaria – December 2015
BEGE Expo 2015 presented technological innovation and new business horizons in the gaming industry
Тhe most important event in the gaming and entertainment industry in the Balkans and Eastern Europe - BEGE Expo was held for the 8th consecutive year from 24th to 25th November in Inter Expo Center, Sofia. Over 60 companies from the region and around the world attended the event by presenting their latest product developments and technological solutions. BEGE Expo became once again the hot spot for innovation and fruitful business contacts gathering together manufacturers, vendors, operators and industry professionals from over 14 countries such as Bulgaria, Korea, the Great Britain, USA, Malta, Latvia, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gibraltar and Isle of Man. The exhibiting companies presented products and services used in the operation of hotels and casinos, entertainment centers, shopping centers, restaurants, bars as well as solutions from the marketing sector, digital technologies, mobile applications, security and control systems, vending equipment and others.
Being the leading event in the gaming business, BEGE Expo gathered the top Bulgarian manufacturers in the industry in order to present their latest products and competitive technological solutions.
The opening ceremony held on 24th of November started with a greeting adresses by the official guests as follows: Mr. Ognemir Mitev – Chairman of the State Comission on Gambling, Mr. Kiril Domuschiev, Chairman of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialist in Bulgaria and Mr. Angel Iribozov – Chairman of the Management board of the Bulgarian Trade Association of Manufacturers and Operators in the Gaming Industry (BTAMOGI).
“We are extremely proud to announce that BEGE Expo 2015 gathered a great number of exhibitors and we strongly believe that the exhibition will surpass the success of its previous editions while encouriging the innovations and professionalism in the sector”, said Angel Iribozov, Chairman of BTAMOGI.
The exhibition became once again a meeting point for the State Commission on Gambling and the local operators where they had the chance to discuss the latest trends and regulatory changes in the industry for the past year.
This year the leaders of the industry presented once again their latest achievements, including Novomatic, Apex, Alfastreet Slovenia, Кonami with their European representatives Intergames, Interblock, Alpha Display, HMT – Live, Advansys, Gold Club, BetConstruct, SBTech, IGT, SUZOHAPP, VNE Srl, Fininvest, Future Gaming Europe AB, Nsoft, NYX Gaming Group, Casino Systems Production and many more.
Bulgaria's newest gaming technologies and products for land-based and online gaming were placed in the spotlight as well, presented by major companies such as Casino Technology, Casino Technology Interactive, EGT, Alfastreet Trade BG, Bulgames, Casino Game Inovation, Novo Invest Bulgaria - part of Novomatic company group, Noble Gaming, Rodiz, Vartec, Decart, Wizzy Cast, AvantX Technology, Inter Service Uzunovi, Enco Vending, Barrisol Bulgaria, SBB Group and others.
The number of international companies exhibiting at BEGE Expo was significantly increased by the presence of Alberici, Bit8, Cards Print, E-Service, Baum Games, Ezugi, Gamayun, IGSoft, Innovative Technology, London Gaming Company, Pegasus Gaming Solutions, Odds&More, Proxima 3, Pioner 2, Tableswim, Tain AB and V-teck.
The latest achievements of the leading companies in the industry were presented including gaming equipment and content as well as online and mobile gaming developments.
For another consecutive year Future Gaming and Advansys highlighted their Casino Management Systems. The European manufacturer Apex Gaming showcased its brand new cabinets and multigames, its innovative iDROP solution for simple mounting at the gaming table as well as the EVO platform enabling pin-sharp and high-definition graphics to be displayed.
The leading Bulgarian manufacturer Casino Technology presented its premium product – ARCH™ slot machine – the first of its kind in the gaming industry with its unique, horizontally positioned, 42" full HD, curved, gaming customized display integrating the compelling multigame series inclusive of 20 unique titles - "GAMOPOLIS ARCH".
Another centerpiece of Casino Technology's booth was the latest version of the global hit multi-game series GAMOPOLIS – SPEEDWAY including over 40 games, new interface and enhanced game play. GAMOPOLIS HIGHWAY was presented with its top versions covering over 200 unique titles with a special recognition all over the world. Responding to the customer demand and recent product trends, Casino Technology released an innovative and dedicated multilevel progressive jackpot link called 8 PEACOCKS™ including 5 smartly tailored games led by the shining star PEACOCK&DRAGON™ which was presented in a themed bank of machines. The company's Interactive division presented the complete multichannel gaming solution called THE BIG 5™ combining a Casino Management System, a Jackpot Server, a Remote Game Server, Online Gaming Platform and a Money Management System. The system suite caught the attention of the customers and visitors of the company's booth.
The Bulgarian company JPL presented its latest multi-game series - United Dreams Multigame, inclusive of 15 games.
Avant-X Technology, a Bulgarian company specialized in providing digital solutions and technologies provided its brand new developments in digital signage with its system WizzyCast™ as well as the ultimate products and platforms such as EYESIGHT и WIZZYCAST Jackpot Visualization Engine (JVE).
SUZOHAPP demonstrated a rich palette of components and touch monitors, validators, ticket printers, push buttons, and various cabinets' components.
Euro Games Technology presented a complete product line amongs were P-24/24 Up cabinet from the Premier Series and the authentic roulette Premier R8, the progressive link Egypt Quest, Diamond Life, Lady’s Cards and Cat 4 Cash. Euro Games Technology highlighed on its brand new slant top cabinet - P-24/24 St Slim.
As the official representative of Safescan, at this year's show Vartec presented a whole new product line. Another company with visionary products was Innovative Technology providing various payment options. The company focused on the SMART range of mixed note and coin recycling solutions and a number of new ticketing products from traditional flatbed ticket printers to compact ticket printers and the SMART Ticket which combines a flagship banknote validator with ticket in / ticket out capabilities.
Decart outshined with its Casino Management System IMPERIUM, as well as the MELIORA platform – a complete solution focusing on the betting shops operators. The company also presented its electronic table for Black Jack - CGI BLACK JACK, as well as the automatic system for a complete Bingo halls – E-Bingo.
BEGE POST SHOW REVIEW
During the days 22nd and 23rd of October for the sixth consecutive year there was held the Balkan Entertainment & Gaming Expo (BEGE EXPO). Traditionally Sofia became a center of gaming and entertainment businesses on the Balkans, bringing Bulgarian and foreign companies together to present their latest products and services for the region to an audience of more than 2,000 visitors. The event was officially opened by Ognemir Mitev – chairmen of the State commission on gambling and Angel Iribozov - Chairman of the Management Board of BTAMOGI.
The Bulgarian industry was represented by leading manufacturers and distributors of entertainment and gaming equipment and software solutions. The leading Bulgarian manufacturer Casino Technology introduced the newest versions from the multigame series GAMOPOLIS HIGHWAY, along with the latest developments of the server-based and online solutions.
The distributor of gaming equipment Casino Trade BG presented for the first time to the local market the G5 HD Mini Roulete ™ - an innovative 8-seat roulette, produced by the Slovenian company Interblock. Among the rest of Bulgarian companies offering successful solutions to the business were: Decart, AlfaStreet Trade BG, Casino Game Innovation, Rodiz, Avangard Technology, Simona Cards, Avant-X Technoolgy. From the entertainment sector that were: Interservice Uzunovi, Mini Golf Ltd, Microintellect and KB Distribution.
More and more international leaders are presenting at BEGE Expo and some of them are participating at the show for second, third or fourth consecutive year. In 2013 their latest innovations presented the following companies: APEX Gaming Technology, Abbiati, Advansys, Betconstruct, Fininvest, Future Gaming, Gaming Support, Interblock, Vermantia, Microgaming, Suzo-Happ, SB Tech, Spielo International, Syswin Solutions and StylGame. Entertainment sector was presented by the Advanced Technology Research, SEGA and Sound Leisure.
At BEGE Expo 2013 there was held the second edition of the contest Miss Gaming BEGE. The crown was given to the charming blonde Kristiyana Rangelova, representing Casino Hrisantema. Her runners-up were Nikol Georgieva - Miss Palms Bet (second), and Anastasia Andreeva - Miss Sesame (third), while “The audience’s choice” became Miss Casino Ritz Plovdiv - Mihaela Vasileva.
The Miss Gaming BEGE winners were announced at the BEGE Expo party hold at Playground, Paradise Center, where all the exhibitors and partners of BEGE Expo, celebrated its successful sixth edition. The party was made in more unconventional format allowing the guests to enjoy both the musical program of fashionable Bulgarian performers but also to the special bowling tournament, along with any other entertainments offered by the leisure center. The first place in the bowling tournament took the team of the Slovenian company Fininvest, followed by the teams of Kamenitza (second) and Casino Game Innovation (third).
The hosts of the party Playground, which were among the BEGE exhibitors as well and are the exclusive representatives for Bulgaria of the world's leading game manufacturer SEGA, with whose most popular and attractive products are equipped all the major entertainment centers in Sofia, Varna and Bourgas.
During the second day of BEGE Expo there were presented the traditional BEGE AWARDS. Alfastreet Trade BG was distinguished as a “Company representing the largest number of foreign companies in Bulgaria”. Honorary diplomas for "Bulgarian companies supporting BEGE Expo" received: AvantX Technology, Casino Technology, Casino Game Innovation, Decart, Rodiz and Simona Cards. Special honorary diplomas for companies participating for the first time on the expo received: APEX Gaming Technology GmbH, Gaming Support, Syswin Solutions, Vermantia and Advanced Technology Research. At the same day there was held for the second time an open discussion of Bulgarian gaming operators with the State Commission on Gambling, focusing the most updated common topics about the local industry and the regulator.
During the two days of BEGE EXPO, visitors and guests had the opportunity to try free cocktails and coffee drinks from Bar Academy and Baristo coffee, provided by Enco Vending. For those looking for more entertainment there was a special fun area, with mini-golf, foosball and varied simulators.
The exhibition ended successfully with positive feedback from both exhibitors and visitors. The 6th edition of BEGE Expo proved once again as a very important initiative that supports the development of industry in the region, helps manufacturers and distributors to reach more customers and provides valuable information from the source about the Eastern European gaming industry and market.
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Sofia, Bulgaria – 23 September 2013
BEGE Expo - The premier gaming expo in the Balkans you can’t afford to miss!
The 6th edition of Balkan Entertainment and Gaming Expo (BEGE) will be held on 22–23 October 2013 in Inter Expo Center – Sofia. The event will become once again arena of gaming, entertainment and leisure industries in the Balkans, where manufacturers, vendors, operators and industry representatives from around the world will have the opportunity to meet their future clients and partners at one place and discuss their business ideas. This year, the exhibition organizers have announced a NEW 2-day show format.
Each year the event calls together representatives from Serbia, Romania, Montenegro, Greece, Bulgaria, F.Y.R. Of Macedonia, Croatia, Malta, Slovenia, Isle of Man, United Kingdom, USA, China, Taiwan, Mexico, Austria, Armenia, Sweden, The Netherlands and others. The annual forum presents products and services from the following sectors: amusement and leisure centres, casinos, gaming halls, hotels, restaurants, bars, etc., along with additional marketing products, digital information technologies and media, mobile applications, security systems etc. Along the traditional exhibitors who will demonstrate their new solutions in the entertainment, casino and gaming industry, remote gaming, and mobile technologies, there will join important companies from the supporting sectors, such as tourism, show business and leisure. Among our exhibitors this year are: APEX Gaming, Vermantia Plus, AlfaStreet Trade BG Ltd, Alfastreet Gaming Instruments – Pockaj d.o.o, Abbiati, Spielo International, Royal Stool, Microgaming Software Systems Ltd, Fininvest, Future Gaiming Europe, Advansys d.o.o., Betconstruct, Suzo-Happ Group, SC Syswin Solutions SRL, SBTech, Sound Leisure, Gaming Support, Advanced Technology Research, S.A. de C.V. The Bulgarian newest technology achievements will be on the spotlight too, presented by some of the leading companies such as: Casino Technology, Casino Game Innovation, Interservice Uzunovi AV, Decart, Simonas Cards, Avangard Technology, Amstrat Ltd, Avant-X Technology, Wizzy Cast, Enco Vending and others.
The visitors will have a chance to follow all technology innovations and products while being entertained by various events such as live performances, prize draws, bartenders show with free cocktails from Bar Academy Bulgaria; Baristo coffee tasting from and more to be announced. During the first day of the exhibition there will be held the second edition of the beauty contest ”Miss Gaming BEGE 2013”, organized in partnership with the leading model agency Visages Model Group. The traditional BEGE Awards distinguishing persons and companies with special contribution and excellent achievments in the industry will take place during BEGE Expo.
Become a part of BEGE EXPO & EEGS 2013 the premier events on the Balkans for gaming, entertainment and technology industry you can't afford to miss! Take the chance to build new partnerships on local and international level and find more about the new trends and technologies in tourism, entertainment, gaming and vending sectors.
The annual conference of the gaming industry in the Eastern Europe that traditionally presents the market and regulatory situation as well as the new developments in the sector will be held on October, 21-22, 2013 in Sofia. The 6th Eastern European Gaming Summit (EEGS) invites you to join the regulators, operators, manufacturers, gaming attorneys, professionals and all interested in challenging the changing gaming standards to discuss the new horizons and marketing perspectives around Eastern Europe.
Let's lift slightly the curtain. When Sportingbet gave up cooperation with Serbian State lottery more efficient actions against black market were undertaken. We shall see how it worked. We will note that after 4 years of controversies the Polish gaming market is still shrinking - during the Summit you will hear about the overpaid taxes, renewing gambling licenses and damage compensations. Following the recent developments in the gaming market in Greece, each attendee will definitely be curious to hear about the future prospects. Not leaving behind the latest developments, where The Bulgarian State Commission on Gambling undertook strict measures against the online operators in the enforcement of the new Gambling Act, this is the opportunity to follow the hot debate and its various aspects and perspectives. Each day now Croatia awaits a Draft of the new gaming law and you will be able to discuss tête-à-tête the anticipated future of the gaming industry in the country. We will see how the new grounded Romanian Office for Gambling will meet the hopes of the Romanian operators to get more adequate gaming law and regulated market! F.Y.R. of Macedonian online market is waiting the door for online betting and gambling finally to be open. After last activity of national lottery with finished public call for partner, online gambling will be finally a fact.
The challenges in the regulation, the inter-state co-operation and all the priorities on the EU agenda as well as the next steps will be analyzed and commented by Joerg Hofmann, Vice President, International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), Sue Rossiter, Director Projects and Policy, Remote Gaming Association (RGA) and Philippe P. Vlaemminck, Chair EU, Lotteries, gambling & sport law, Altius and Mike O'Kane, Chairman, European Sports Security Association (ESSA).
To see the Conference program, visit http://www.eegamingsummit.com/program
BEGE Expo - the most important exhibition for leisure, gaming and entertainment industry in the Balkans gathers together exhibitors and visitors from around the world for sixth consecutive year. Exhibiting companies present products and services used in the operation of hotels, entertainment centers, shopping centers, restaurants, bars, casinos, etc. along with additional products from the marketing sector, digital technologies, mobile applications, security and control systems, vending equipment and others.
For more information visit www.balkangamingexpo.com or contact us at email@example.com
EEGS – the most important forum for the Eastern Europe. It gathers representatives of international organizations from the gaming industry in Europe and the world, regulators, operators, manufacturers, gaming attorneys, professionals and all interested in challenging the changing gaming standards, new horizons and marketing perspectives around Eastern Europe.
For more information visit www.eegamingsummit.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sofia, Bulgaria – 11 September 2013
Take an opportunity to get a discount for participation in RGW and BEGE EXPO
Great news for participants of gambling industry exhibitions RGW'Minsk and BEGE EXPO!
Russian Gaming Week has concluded a cooperation agreement with Balkan Entertainment and Gaming Expo. Representatives of both companies believe that quality service and increasing customer loyalty are important indicators of development.
The sense of cooperation is that from now all the participants of exhibition RGW in Minsk are guaranteed to receive a 10% discount for participation in the Balkan exhibition BEGE EXPO. And vice versa - BEGE EXPO exhibitors will be given a 10% discount for participation in RGW'Minsk.
To get the discount simply confirm participation in the event of one of promotion partners.
International Specialized gaming expo - forum Russian Gaming Week will be held this autumn in Minsk on 27-28 November at National Exhibition Centre "BelExpo" (Hall A). This is where all industry news and professional casino equipment will be reviewed, and slot machines presentations from leading software manufacturers held. Expert opinions, assistance of experienced market players, tips and tricks on machines operating and business operations, tests of new products, reviews, information on devices operation, upgrade and modification– everything is at participants’ disposal.
Balkan Entertainment and Gaming Expo will be held 22-23 October 2013 in Inter Expo and Congress Center, Sofia (Bulgaria). BEGE EXPO is a demonstration and insight into the latest achievements of world and regional leaders of entertainment industry. The exhibition is also dedicated to manufacture of equipment, specialized systems, hotels projects, casinos and gaming areas.
Details of Russian Gaming Week in Minsk and conference program on website: www.minsk.rgweek.ru
Tel.: +7 ( 495) 212-11-28
Details of Balkan Entertainment and Gaming Expo (BEGE) on website: www.balkangamingexpo.com
Tel.: +359 2 8129-438; +359 2 8129-438
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