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.
One of Las Vegas’ most iconic casinos, New York New York, has chosen Sacoa PlayCard for its newly remodelled Big Apple Coaster and Arcade.
There was an air of optimism around the aisles of this week’s Irish Gaming Show; a change of venue and a possible change in the law adding to the positive outlook of both visitors and exhibitors.
Thomas Wendt is to take on the newly created role of development executive within the management team at German AWP manufacturer Bally Wulff.
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