Las Vegas becomes once again the hub of international gaming innovation and technology as the industry key players gather at the at the Sands Expo and Convention Center for the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2018. More than 394 exhibitors, including Gaming companies, operators and manufacturers are joining the eighteenth annual edition of G2E to show the future of gaming to the US and Latin American markets.
As usual, local players are featuring some of the largest stands at the show. Coming from the main entrance to the right we can find Scientific Games, unveiling new James Bond titles such as DIE ANOTHER DAY™, GOLDENEYE™ and LIVE AND LET DIE™. The company also debuts the new TwinStar® Wave XL cabinet, which features a curved, 49-inch, 4k resolution, ultra-high-definition display, generating the kind of graphics only seen in high-end home theatres.
IGT does not get left behind, showcasing its core video portfolio on the stunning CrystalDual™ 27 gaming machine with Proven Performer titles such as Scarab™, Solar Disc™, and Mistress of Egypt™. The company also presents its latest title in the TRUE 4D™ family with American Gods™ 4D. IGT also shines a spotlight on its player-favorite Wheel of Fortune theme and TRUE 4D™ technology with the world debut of Wheel of Fortune® 4D More Money Video Slots.
Konami joins the US-based group of companies, showcasing an expansion to its Concerto Collection game library, with the premiere of the entirely new 4K video cabinet called KX 43™. Also Konami’s 65-inch 4K Concerto Opus debuts a unique linked progressive called Treasure Ball™. Agent: Magnifying Jackpots™ and Inspector: Sign of the Jackpots™ continue the success of Konami’s Strike Zone™.
More key US companies such as AGS, Gamblit Gaming, JCM Global, Gaming Arts, are also exhibiting their products at the show.
Led by NOVOMATIC, the European team of companies is truly bringing Winning Technology for US markets at G2E. A centrepiece of the NOVOMATIC showcase at G2E in Las Vegas this year is the new IP theme MacGyver™, housed in the the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 cabinet. Spearheaded by the PANTHERA™ 2.27 twin screen cabinet, and the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 and V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 that feature curved 4K screens, various cabinet series for all-sized venues showcase a selection of new single games – featuring Dragon Hits™, Prize of the Nile™, Prized Panda™, Princesses of War™, Riches Ahoy!™ and Great American Wilds™.
Greentube online content features in the NOVOMATIC Interactive area with titles such as Almighty Reels™ – Realm of Poseidon, Jaguar Moon™, Steinhaus™ and Asian Diamonds™ being some of the many highlights. Online versions of NOVOMATIC slots popular in the US land-based market like From Dusk Till Dawn™ and the Tales of Darkness™ series demonstrates an exciting range of omni-channel offerings.
Must-see European companies’ stands include Interblock, APEX, Amatic, SuzoHapp, Merkur, Advantech-Innocore, EGT, Win Systems and Zitro, among many others.