Highlights of BEGE 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.