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.
UK adult gaming centre operator Talarius made a positive contribution to parent company Tatts Group’s FY14 results for the first time since its acquisition.
Australia’s Darwin International Airport is to house a new family entertainment centre – the first Australian location for Ardent Leisure, the name behind the chain of Main Event FECs in the US.
UK-based cash handling specialist Innovative Technology has updated its equipment to enable operators to process the new €10 note, which enters circulation next month.
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