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.
A new location in the Funky Town series of family entertainment centres has opened in Kazakhstan – the 13th to carry the brand name.
Steven Wroe has joined the Reflex Gaming team, taking on the role of customer support technician.
Coastal Amusements, the US equipment supplier, has added to its sales team with the appointment of Patrick Mills.
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