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EGT Multiplayer debut new portfolio at ICE as part of expansion into Asia and beyond

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EGT Multiplayer debut new portfolio at ICE as part of expansion into Asia and beyond
Borislav Marinov, EGT Multiplayer's Director of Sales & Marketing
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With brand new Live Baccarat and roulette tables set to make their debut alongside a host of exclusive products and solutions at this year’s ICE London, EGT Multiplayer is playing to win with its global growth strategy. As the company establishes itself further in Europe and looks to entirely new markets including Asia and the United States, the company’s Director of Sales & Marketing, Borislav Marinov, unveils their newest additions and explores what lies ahead for the changing table games market…

ICE London will host its largest edition yet in 2020, what’s new for EGT-Multiplayer this year?

ICE London is well known as the most significant international exhibition in the gaming industry, and it sets the industry standard for quality, innovation, and novelty. There is no place more suitable for manufacturers to show their newest products and solutions. EGT Multiplayer will use this chance to debut many new products and new generations of current series. New hardware and software will make their debut on our stand S4-350 at the ICE event. As well as five exclusive new roulette models and the brand-new R-line terminals, visitors will also be able to see the brand-new Live Baccarat and roulette tables and multi-games. Our most successful S-line series featuring our well-established HD terminals and UHD slot cabinets is also something that must be seen. We are very excited and looking forward to presenting them to our visitors!

 

What will be the key messages you want to drive home in 2020?

We started this new decade fulfilled with optimism and big ambitions. For this very first exhibition of the year, we prepared a wide range of new attractive additions to our portfolio. Comparing to the previous years, while we were trying to react to world trends, this year, we decided to take a different approach. We realise how important it is for us to have a wider variety of solutions that we can offer to the operators. With the new decade, we set a new trend for our self. It is all about highly effective hybrid casino solutions and excellent customer experience. We want to send a message to our customers that we are here to hear what they look for and to create it, especially for them. In other words, this year, we will offer a full portfolio of excellent products that completely can equip every casino with everything needed.

 

You mentioned EGT-MP will have a focus on key markets like Asia and Europe at ICE, how will you be targeting new business in these regions in the coming year?

For us, Europe is the most essential and primary target market. After all, there is where the EGT family was established, and we’ve grown to become one of the leading players on the continent!

In some of the markets, we already have a stable presence, and now we are focused on entering into others. Our strategy is to go further beyond and to raise our presence in the biggest and most important continent, which for us is Asia. There we are working with the partnership of a reliable local distributor. The focus for us so far and for the future is to create the most effective and attractive solutions that can satisfy the local expectations. We listen to the local players’ feedback and use it to upgrade our current products as well. We aim to create something new and to set a new trend there. So far, this is a winning strategy!

 

How will you start to focus your intentions in these markets?

We aim to grow as a company having now reached a point where we are recognised as a strong provider in the industry. Following the strategy of our group, we are participating in all of the major exhibitions like ICE London, G2E Macao and Vegas. Also, smaller but also important events and, of course, in the one held in our homeland BEGExpo. In our opinion, the markets that take the most wins in gaming are some of the countries in Central Asia. That is why we are focused on precisely those geographical areas.

 

What do you consider to be the big issues facing your sector in 2020?

I don’t think that there are specific issues for our sector in of itself. However, in terms of general issues, there is the lack of finding qualified personnel. Nowadays, when advanced technologies are well used in many industries, our sector is struggling to find enough experts. Most of the specialists are aiming to work for IoT companies or as self-employed freelancers, and every technology company is in a contest of hiring such professionals.

Despite this, I don’t think even this will affect our sector that much. I firmly believe that 2020 at the start of a new decade will be very successful and promising for all of us in the gaming industry.

 

How are you working to ensure your corporate strategy in the coming years weathers change and continues to build your brand?

So far, we have many successful tools to use to go though the difficulties that we meet and to deliver our corporate strategy. When it comes to issues like lack of experts, we have a different policy for people management. We strongly believe that everyone’s opinion is essential, and they have the full right to express it. The top management is always working along with all the employees, and we discuss and solve all the situations together.

For us everyone in our company is important which is why we are working tightly like a family, and we rely on each other. This is how we have built our brand so far, by involving all of us.

 

What will make 2020 a landmark year for EGT-MP itself?

We were originally a department of Euro Games Technology Ltd. and became an official subsidiary company in 2017 but our very first roulette made by the Multiplayer department was born a decade ago. So, this year we will celebrate the foundation of this project and the considerable success that we’ve achieved throughout these ten years of experience!

 

How would you describe the corporate DNA at EGT Multiplayer?

Well, for all these years, it has been a part of us. We are all more than just employees in this company. We are all involved more than usual, on a deeper level. I can tell this because I see how everyone is dedicated to their tasks, how they always think about how to improve their work or their product even during off-hours. That feeling. That passion. This is how I feel our DNA.

 

Can you discuss the EGT-MP expansion strategy a bit more, both internally and externally?

In terms of expansion, we plan to continue in the same spirit and double up our efforts. Our team is growing rapidly every single year. EGT Multiplayer is seeking and recruiting specialists to all of our departments as we speak and we are always on the lookout for a fresh perspective.

In terms of the portfolio – we are continually upgrading our existing products to fit customer needs even better while simultaneously creating new gen, advanced products. It’s a laborious process, but in the end, it is very fruitful, and it works perfectly for us. Our end goal is to have a 360-degree solution for our customers.

 

Looking forward to this new decade, what opportunities do you envisage for the multiplayer games sector?

Our opportunities are closely tied to players’ desires. The feedback that we receive from the casino operators is that multiplayers are becoming steadily more attractive to their customers, at places even substituting the established slot cabinets. We are prepared to leverage that situation with new advanced products both in terms of hardware and inspiring new software titles and features. With the rise of the new generation of players, new and more exciting products are on the rise as well, and we are more than ready to follow that trend.

A new generation of players is rising, and they demand modern products from all manufacturers. It the era of the fastest digital evolution it is our duty not to stay behind. In our work, we are not only working on new innovative features. We’re mixing modern with standard technologies, and we are producing a new type of hybrid solutions that we believe will be the real step into the future for us. Our aim is to integrate the standard table games mixed with slots so we can get the most impressive products.

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Matsui Gaming Introduces Antimicrobial Casino Chips

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Matsui Gaming, the Japanese gaming manufacturer, has launched a new series of casino chips that are equipped with Nova Guard Chip Protect, which can reportedly eliminate and block the growth of microorganisms.

The chips look and fee like the same and have same normal weight. The antimicrobial material is coated into the plastic rim and center decal.

“We are very excited to introduce our new gaming chips with added Nova Guard material,” Managing Director of Matsui Asia Shigeki Machida said in a press release. “Since the start of the global pandemic now over six months ago, we have worked very hard and invested a lot to develop and prepare this product for mass production. Whilst the pandemic was moving rapidly from Asia to Europe and then to the Americas, we have seen and spoken with numerous casinos who had started using their own methods of cleaning and sterilising chips, from antiviral sprays to Ultraviolet Sterilisers.”

“Although they may be a temporary solution, they do not come without risk of damaging the individual chip’s material strength but also changing the chip colors over prolonged use,” he added. “Our Nova Guard Chip Protect chips will not require any such process or carry that risk as the chips’ own active antimicrobial properties are an inbuilt protection to stop the spread of virus causing bacteria.”

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Great Online Casino Games Becoming More Popular This Year

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Large cities and communities always have casinos and gambling establishments built around their area. Various reasons contribute into why these casinos exist: helps with the city’s economy, boosting tourism, and maximizing tourism infrastructure, among others. While casinos are an excellent gambling avenue, shifting to digital means has become the trend lately.

What Are Online Casinos?

An online casino is essentially an online gambling platform. Compared to in-person casino gambling, online casinos don’t have dealers, but casino gaming software to manage them.

People who love visiting casinos might find fewer experiences in online casinos. However, online casinos have numerous perks that can’t be matched by land-based casinos. If you’re looking into online casinos recently, take a look at its advantages:

  • Convenient to use and navigate
  • Safe and secure gambling process
  • Wide variety of games
  • Plenty of bonuses and rewards for newcomers and regular customers

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, people shifted to online activities. The entertainment industry slowed down, including land-based casinos and gambling establishments.

Moreover, one compelling study expects that the online gambling industry will potentially grow by 11.5% from 2019 to 2025. Aside from the pandemic’s impacts, the online casino market’s main growth factors include increased internet access and the availability of cost-effective mobile betting applications.

To make the most out of your online gambling, here are 7 awesome casino games becoming more popular this year:

Video Poker

Poker is a well-known game that combines luck and skill. This game is characterized by players betting against each other based on their poker hand’s value. The plastic or ceramic chips called chips represent the player’s bets.

A Video Poker game resembles a slot machine gameplay, yet players have more control to increase their winning possibilities. Although you can’t hold your cards and chips tangibly, video poker remains exciting because of having a more friendly and positive mindset.

The three most popular variants of Video Poker include Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better, and Joker’s Wild. If you’re looking for online casino sites within your area, particularly in the Netherlands, visit Casinomartini.

Online Roulette

Roulette is a classic game that involves players placing their bets, and then the dealer throws a ball into the spinning wheel. You’ll earn rewards if the ball lands on the number, color, or section that you’ve bet on.

Roulette has transitioned seamlessly into the online world. Today, there are numerous variants of the online Roulette game:

  • American Roulette
  • European Roulette
  • French Roulette
  • Pinball Roulette
  • Multi-Ball Roulette
  • Multi-Wheel Roulette
  • Mini-Roulette
  • 3D Roulette

People of all ages enjoy online Roulette due to its simplicity. Despite many variants that you can play, the rules and betting options are appealing and easy to understand.

Roulette games are available 24/7 year-long. Several online casinos offer free online roulette games without any signups or downloads required. Before placing your bets online, these free online roulettes can help in honing your skills and strategies.

Baccarat Online

If you’re ready to bag out a huge amount of money for online gambling, the Baccarat is the perfect casino game for you. The Baccarat or Punto Banco is a casino staple developed for high rollers. Your hand totals should be the closest to nine to win the game, plus you can double your win if you’ve bet on the player closest to nine as well.

Online casino gaming software companies come up with abundant ideas to configure rules and regulations in Baccarat Online. This game appears similar to Blackjack, but there are more betting options, giving more freedom and equal footing to gamblers.

Online Blackjack

Blackjack, or the game of 21, is by far a player’s favorite among numerous card games in live and online casinos. This game is known for its relatively lower house edge than other casino games.

While Blackjack Online presents less advantage, this card game is still loved by returning players because it allows them to play progressively across different variants, which can boost their payouts.

Blackjack Online has a plethora of twists that will keep players excited. The most popular Blackjack Online variation is the Blackjack Switch enables gamblers to exchange their top cards between two hands. Learn more about Blackjack here.

Pai Gow Poker Online

Pai Gow Poker is the Poker variant derived from Pai Gow or Double Hand Poker. This game is ideal for players who seek fun during their leisure time, especially that people are stuck in their homes today. Once you learn the fundamentals of this game, you’ll find it less intense than other Poker types.

Here are some proven methods and strategies when playing Pai Gow Poker to increase your odds:

  • Understand and explore the rules by trying out free Pai Gow Pokers first.
  • Be the banker as much as possible because bankers have higher winning chances than players.
  • Avoid focusing too much on one hand, but practice balance on both the 2-card and 5-card hand.

Online Craps

Another easy yet unique gambling game that could test your luck and wit is Craps. Essentially, the players’ goal is simple: predict the rolls or series of rolls of the dice. In land-based casinos, you’re required to follow a confusing table etiquette, but online casinos don’t.

Online Craps remain consistent in different gaming software. They only have varying layouts and graphics, so expect that it’s easier to explore Online Craps despite jumping to different online casino sites.

The only difference between a brick-and-mortar venue versus online betting in Online Craps, is you don’t get to throw the dice yourself. A ‘roll’ button is available on the game, and the computer will generate the outcomes.

Online Slots

Perhaps the most diverse and enticing casino game out there is the Slots. The sparkling slot machines with gold levers are ultimate eye candy for gamblers in land-based casinos. Although the slot machines have transferred online and became intangible, they never disappoint.

Anyone can play Online Slots. These are some reasons why both gambling beginners and enthusiasts love this classic game:

  • Widely accessible and straightforward to play
  • Ideal for mobile phones
  • Progressive prizes amounting up to multi-millions
  • Hundreds of slot game varieties, like Mega Fortune, Mega Moolah, and Age of the Gods

Takeaways

As online gambling is projected to expand tremendously, it’s worthwhile to try online casino than a land-based casino at least once in your life. These online casino games discussed in the article proves that online casinos aren’t a waste of money because there are also free online casino games for beginners.

With online casino games, you can keep yourself entertained while maximizing your playing convenience and value for money.

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Why You Need A VPN When Gaming Online In 2020

George Miller

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There’s no doubt that 2020 has been an eventful year so far. So much has happened that, amid it all, a lot of serious news has been glossed over. One of the big news stories happening in the background of everything else is the increased awareness of online risks. In the US, the focus has been on China and its access to data gathered by the TikTok app. But that is far from its only manifestation.

The problem with focusing the surveillance issue on China is it disregards the fact that this is going on in the US and many European countries. Democratic governments have justified surveillance for the sake of security, but it is exactly this which has left us open to the threat of other countries doing the same.

If you are gambling online in 2020, you should definitely be aware of all the potential issues. You are doing online financial transactions all the time, and your online activity can be tracked legally and illegally.

A virtual private network (VPN) is the first line of defense against surveillance and other cyberthreats. Here is why you need a VPN when gaming online in 2020.

Avoid pattern recognition

All good online gaming platforms have regulations against pattern recognition through their systems. After all, pattern recognition can be used to cheat you out of your money. However, it is better to be safe than to be sorry, especially if you like trying out new platforms.

With a VPN active, your activity cannot be traced to your IP address. Therefore, pattern recognition breaks down. Of course, this will not help you on sites which you should know by now to avoid. If a site does not implement strict protocols that prevent it from tracking you based on your user profile, it needs to be avoided at all costs.

Data and identity theft

Another issue that can occur when you are gaming online regularly is that any hacker who is able to view your activity can make conclusions about your financial situation. They can use this, along with other data they have gotten from your online activity, to steal your identity and get away with whatever you have in your bank accounts.

A VPN is the best defense we have against data and identity theft. Click here for more info about the best VPN that works with all Apple devices. You should be covered whether you are using a PC or mobile.

Keep the government out

While you may not be as wary of your government as you are of hackers, they do have a lot more power. If we’ve learned anything from twenty-first century politics, it is that our rights to privacy and independence are not as set in stone as we thought, no matter where in the world we are.

Ideally, no one should be vulnerable to surveillance. We have become desensitized to our data being gathered by anyone with financial or other interests, but it is past time that we stop simply giving into it.

A VPN is more necessary than ever in 2020, especially if you are gaming. Get the right VPN now to protect yourself from online threats.

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