BEGE Expo 2015 Lives up to High ExpectationsPublished December 9, 2015 by Vlad G
Summing up the big BEGE Expo of 2015 and some of the companies which stood out from the crowd with innovations and new releases.
The BEGE Expo took place on the 24th and 25th of November and it showed why it is considered to be the most important event for the entertainment and gaming industry in markets from the Balkans and Eastern Europe. While this was the 8th consecutive edition of the event, it managed to become the biggest as more than 60 companies attended for the opportunity to present new products and make important business contacts.
Overall, 14 countries were represented by the attendees and these were not just limited to markets in the region, but actually covered the entire world; showing once again the importance of the event as well as the growing industry.
Exhibiting products and services
The size of the expo and the many companies present meant that there will be a lot to talk about once the dust got the chance to settle and the expectations were certainly met. After the opening ceremony took place on the 24th and the official guests got the chance to address a few words, the action quickly moved to the floor of the Inter Expo Center in Sofia.
Exhibiting companies showed off a variety of products, creations and services which are used in hotels, casinos, shopping centers, entertainment centers, bars, restaurants and other locations for gaming options. The digital and mobile sectors did not go unnoticed and there were more than enough options on display to offer an idea of the industry, along with security systems and different equipment.
Some of the biggest brands in the online gaming and casino industries were present and ready to display their latest achievements and these included the likes of Novomatic, NYX Gaming Group, IGT, Nsoft, Apex, Alpha Display and more.
With the expo taking place in Bulgaria, it was only normal for the gaming industry in the country to get a bit more attention than the others and the newest technologies for land-based casinos and online gaming websites for Bulgaria got a lot of attention. This also gave the biggest casino manufacturer in Bulgaria the chance to present its latest premium product as Casino Technology unveiled ARCH. It is the first slot machine with a large 42” FHD screen that integrates 20 unique games for a compelling gaming experience.
As for the international companies which helped increase the size of the BEGE Expo even further, exhibitions from Ezugi, London Gaming Company, Odds&More, E-Service, Alberici, IGSoft and more caught the attention of the visitors.
Moving the industry forward
Innovation was everywhere at the expo and another brand which managed to stand out is Decart. The company unveiled different products but the one that was the most impressive is the Casino Management System called IMPERIUM which was designed to make everything a lot easier and more efficient. It also presented solutions for betting shops, a high-tech electronic blackjack table and an automatic bingo system for large halls.
JPL, a Bulgarian company, presented a new series of casino games called United Dreams Multigame which includes 15 titles for players to enjoy and exhibited some of them for attendees on the floor.