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EGT Steel Production – the new ambitious member of EGT’s family

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Steelwork is the main subject of activity and the field of competence of EGT Steel Production. Established in March, 2020 as a subsidiary company of Euro Games Technology, its mission is to be a key participant in the production of the slot cabinets, making their welded housings and all steel accessories and elements included in the machines (holders – for bill validators and counters, Exciter platform boxes, etc.).

The CEO of the company is Mr. Stefan Georgiev, a long-term practitioner in the steelworks industry, whose experience is related not only to light, but also to heavy steel structures. Under his management have been large and responsible projects in the field in different sectors, including construction and petrochemical industry, both in Bulgaria and abroad.

„The main role of EGT Steel Production is also to provide more flexibility to the highly efficient R&D department of Euro Games Technology so that all new slot models, developed by it, to be made and tested in-house before their mass production commences,” explained Mr. Georgiev. “As a CEO I am also ambitious to attract more external international clients and to offer them a wide variety of products made of steel. EGT Steel Production will be competitive on a global scale.“

The material-technical base of the company covers 5000 sq. m of which 3000 sq. m are indoor area. The manufacturing facility includes 4 main workshops: for laser cutting of sheet material, where also is used a latest generation high-performance CNC punch center; for details forming with CNC press brakes bending machines for up to 15 mm thickness of the material and for fasteners mounting with a CNC/NC and manual press; and two workshops for welding (manual and robotic), final assembly and finishing operations such as mechanical cleaning and painting preparations.

Currently EGT Steel Production relies on a staff of technical engineers, mechanical designers, machine setup specialists, logistics professionals, quality managers, workers and administration personnel. Their number is constantly increasing. “At this stage we are focused on the complete renovation of the factory, which we started when we moved in and plan to finish in the first half of 2021,” explained Mr. Georgiev. “According to schedule is also the optimization of our production operations which is performed simultaneously.”

The manufacturing capacity of the company is 150 tons processed steel per month. The implementation of more automation and the migration to new, more effective machines ensures the continuous increase in productivity and in 2021 it is expected to reach monthly 200 tons. The quality is constantly monitored and guaranteed by a QMS that covers all manufacturing phases and its perfection is also backed up by ongoing improvement of the working environment, introduction of new technologies, optimization of internal logistics, as well as by the SAP ERP system that joins the new subsidiary to the general information structure of EGT.

According to Mr. Georgiev, apart from the negative effects, the current crisis due to COVID-19 opens up an opportunity for EGT Steel Production: “Our company is closely connected with the casino industry and the current decrease in our work volume creates some financial issues, but it is also a fact that this is the perfect moment to carry out all planned refurbishments and organization improvements in a most effective way. As a result we will optimize the costs for the cabinets’ production, will increase our resilience when launching new models, will shorten the production deadlines, will improve our communication and work efficiency and all that will positively affect the quality of EGT’s final products. We are also able to concentrate on internal projects for optimization of the assembly lines at the main plant of Euro Games Technology for which we are currently preparing some special appliances and components.”

In 2021 EGT Steel Production will continue to increase its capacity. The final goal of the company is to diversify the portfolio of Euro Games Technology with even more services and metal goods for the international market. Its ambition is also to rank among the best in its sector. This is what Mr. Georgiev also wishes for himself as a CEO – to lead a team that is among the top professionals in its field of competence.

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Best Games to Come In 2022

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There is a common quip in the gaming and game development world that new games’ release dates are more of suggestions than a sure thing. This is because no game ever makes its initial release date. But gamers have come to terms with delays and understand that it’s part of the game development process. However, this does not keep us from getting excited about the new titles slated to be released later this year.

This piece will look at the best games you should expect before the year ends. So if you’re ready to possibly get your hopes up for no reason, keep reading to learn more.

1. God of War

God of war is a quirky game set in a world inspired by the Norse mythology and was initially released in 2005. The game has gone through a few iterations over the years, which has only improved its gameplay. The current title does an excellent job at developing its characters and establishing their backstories, pulling you into the game and engaging you even more.

In addition, the musical score does an even better job at accentuating important moments in the game. That’s why we are so excited about the new revamp slated for later on this year. We are sure the stories and music will only get better, and we don’t even need to mention the gameplay. Sony always kills it.

2. Call of Duty

When duty calls, you have to answer. This is one that never disappoints. Its action sequences are as engaging as ever, and the graphics are every graphics designer’s envy. Betway also found that playing COD helps you burn as much calories as a long walk, with a 90 minute gaming session elevating your heart rate to 90+ beats per minute and helping you burn up to 180 calories.

So you can now enjoy your gaming sessions and don’t have to worry about missing the gym. And with a new release this year, we have more than one thing to be excited about.

3. Last of Us

Another title that is excellent to play is Last of Us. It’s set in a decaying post-apocalyptic world and stars two characters—a child accompanied by an adult. However, the story is not about the dilapidated world but about these two characters and their struggle to survive this world.

This is one we hope the development gods here us and release as expected. We cross our fingers and hope it makes its release date this year.

4. A Plague’s Tale

Set in a corps-ridden world, plague-infested rats and inquisition soldiers who have it out for the two orphaned sibling protagonists. The game’s setting does an excellent job of making the main characters empathetic as you witness their struggle from a third-person perspective.

However, the gameplay is not that engaging, and the obstacles are neither challenging nor compelling. We are glad the makers are revamping this one and getting a second chance at taking another crack later this year.

5. FIFA 23

FIFA is a classic game that never disappoints. It has been a favorite for many, and FIFA 23 is expected to be the most popular iteration of the francise yet.

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2022 World Series of Poker® Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

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Following a two-week nomination period, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) has announced the highly anticipated list of ten Poker Hall of Fame nominees. Inducting one new member annually, the ten nominees will be considered by 32 living members who will allocate a ballot of ten total points to determine the 2022 Hall-of-Famer. The finalists are as follows:

 

  • Josh Arieh
  • Layne Flack
  • Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier
  • Kathy Liebert
  • Mike Matusow
  • Lon McEachern & Norman Chad
  • Michael Mizrachi
  • Brian Rast
  • Matt Savage
  • Isai Scheinberg

 

There are three new finalists in the 2022 class including four-time WSOP bracelet winner, Josh Arieh, and Las Vegas residents Kathy Liebert and Brian Rast.

 

The induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 10 in tandem with the final table of the Main Event at Bally’s & Paris Las Vegas. All living Poker Hall of Fame members are invited to freeroll into the $1,979 No-Limit Hold’em tournament, with the buy-in priced in honor of the Hall of Fame’s founding year. This event will be open to all players. Each participating Hall of Famer will have a bounty corresponding to the year they were inducted into poker’s most exclusive club. The 2022 inductee will be announced during the event.

 

For more information on the Poker Hall of Fame, visit http://www.wsop.com/pokerhalloffame/.

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QTech Games bolsters its offering with CQ9 Gaming integration

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Emerging-markets leader extends its premier portfolio with more top slots from an emerging Asian force in multiplayer video content

QTech Games, the number-one games distributor across all emerging markets, has announced its latest premium partnership with Asian video content and slots supplier, CQ9 Gaming.

Under the terms of the new agreement, CQ9 Gaming’s GLI-certified portfolio – comprising top-quality slots, arcade, and table casino games – has been integrated for QTech Games clients and their players, providing another cutting edge to a powerhouse platform recognised for bringing the finest online games to market across developing territories.

Popular CQ9 titles include Good Fortune, 1945, Kronos, Zeus, Lucky Fishing, and many others which harness the appeal of multiplayer fish games, arcade games, not to mention multiplayer online board and card games. This ever-evolving production line will help QTech Games strengthen its comprehensive spread of gaming verticals, central to QTech ONE™, its definitive one-stop shop for global operators.

The deal organically broadens CQ9 Gaming’s global footprint, accessing a fresh scope of growth markets for accelerated expansion. As the fastest-growing distributor over the past few years, QTech’s platform is localised for each region with native mobile apps, robust reporting and marketing tools, and 24/7 local-language support.

Ulf Norder, CCO at QTech Games, said: “We’re excited to be teaming up with CQ9 Gaming whose stunning graphics and gameplay chart near the pinnacle of the marketplace. The QTech Games platform is equipped with the best games from the world’s leading suppliers – and CQ9 now joins this branching tree.

“CQ9 Gaming may only be a young company, but they’ve already managed to build a strong fan-base in Asia and are moving on to conquer previously untapped markets in Europe and LatAm. Their titles run off an agile HTML5 gaming engine, meaning that you can access them either via desktop or mobile devices, even if the casino doesn’t currently offer a dedicated mobile app.

“Wherever you set your scene in this ever-changing landscape, our platform champions a mobile-first mantra, packed with all the best localised games that cater to varied cultural tastes. By way of instructive example, if you don’t offer the fish game in China, there’s no chance of becoming successful. And it’s a similar story with the Andar Bahar in India. CQ9 understand the demand for regional specificity throughout Asia and beyond, making them a logical and long-term ally with which to team up.”

A CQ9 spokesperson added: “This deal significantly broadens CQ9 Gaming’s international influence, opening up ‘margin’ markets from Eastern Europe and Latin America for diversified growth.

“CQ9 is one of the leading video slot suppliers in the Asian market with more than 100 titles under our belt. We’re steadily working on extending that reach and establishing ourselves in Europe and CIS-facing territories, and QTech’s broad spread of emerging-markets access means we can achieve this with dexterity while also consolidating our existing Asia-facing audience.

“Our goal has always been to design intuitive and interactive live-dealer experiences that are customised for every generation of mobile end-user. Since QTech Games is a defining distributor across Asia and other unexploited regions, we can’t wait to see how our games connect with different and diverse player profiles.

“At a time of refined localization techniques, QTech Games is really delivering on their brand promise of customising high-class content for varied cultures. This is what keeps them at the forefront of relevance for all kinds of players in the bubbling melting-pot of emerging markets.”

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