Moscow show disappoints
The World of Games show in Moscow last week graphically illustrated the decline in the Russian games and gaming markets since President Putin announced that from 2009 all gambling would be devolved into four special geographic zones.
From 155 exhibitors last year, the show had only around 35, nearly all aiming at the casino market. Largest exhibitors were Fair Play, Kare Technology, Unicum Gaming and the largest ‘amusement’ machine distributor present was IgroService Corporation of the Ukraine.
The event’s status as an annual show is now under scrutiny.
Top executives of two of the UK’s pub-owning chains have indicated that they are not unhappy with the enforced 8.7 per cent rises in AWP (Category C) machine rents by Sceptre Leisure, which has since been endorsed by other leading operators.
Having enjoyed a very strong showing at EAG International at the start of this year, Sega Amusements is anticipating next month’s edition of the London show to be equally as successful.
The well-known UK coin machine operating Kravis Family has lost one of its best-known personalities with the death last week of Mac Kravis, aged 93.
InterGame is the only monthly magazine covering the international coin-op amusements and gaming industry.Learn more
InterGaming is the leading monthly magazine covering the international land-based casino and gaming industry.Learn more
Published bimonthly, iNTERGAMINGi is the leading publication for the growing international online gaming industry.Learn more
An extensive annual review of the industry covering all three gaming sectors and including a global directory of suppliers.Learn more
InterGaming Law is a bi-annual magazine, launched to meet increasing demand for an independent international publication dedicated to legal developments affecting the global gaming sector.Learn more