One of the leading companies that have a passion to deliver advanced gaming solutions that drives the industry forward is Novomatic. More than 20 subsidiaries came together at Novomatic’s stand at ICE London 2019. These subsidiaries have demonstrated how technologies complement each other in order to create powerful solutions.
Harald Newmann, CEO of Novomatic AG. said that the company has one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, covering all segments. Because the company is also a producer and an operator of gaming technologies, they have the opportunity to test and optimise new products in company-owned facilities.
Players who are familiar with Lucky Lady’s Charm, will find out that the known brand has been reimagined, its name being changed to Lucky Lady’s Wild Spell. The game as well as other classics have an enhanced gameplay and 4K graphics on Panthera Curve 1.43 and VIP Lounge Curve 1.43.
At ICE 2019 the MacGyver game has an international launch. The players were able to join Dean Anderson and the lead cast on Novostar VIP 3.50, the compact VIP Lounge 2.32. In addition, players were also able to try the first of two online themes: MacGyver: Duct Tape & Diamonds, that can be found on desktop and mobile devices.
But the international slot launches won’t stop here. People who visited ICE 2019, were able to see the global launch of new titles, such as Savage Hunt, Valkyrie Star, Princesses of War, Dragon Hits and Asian Dragon. Visitors were also wondering when these titles will be available online, like Admiral Casino, since it is a member of Novomatic. There was no clear answer, however these games right now are available on the newer Novomatic slot cabinets.
The new cabinet that made its premier is the VIP Eagle III 3.32 that will contain the leading games from Novoline Interactive Edition X and Impera Line HD Edition. The new cabinet combines upright and slant-top cabinet design. The cabinet will be released for selected markets and it will feature two ultra-sharp 32” game screens and 27” TouchDeck slant that is complemented by extra-wide LED effects.
Next to VIP Eagle III 3.32 it will be the most popular single player game, a Roulette classic in a completely new style, the Grand Roulette II that features a striking animated LED wheel.
However, Novoline wasn’t the only line to receive new cabinets. The Ainsworth line welcomed the A600, A600ST and A640 cabinets. The Ainsworth line is considered Europe’s best-in-class cabinets for slots. The games that had a special focus on this line were the Link themes, such as Golden Link, Raging Roosters and the Pac-Man series.
Not to forget the electronic table games. The renowned Novo Line Novo Unity II platform was also present live at ICE 2019, with automated and virtual games in a stadium-style setup. During the show, the new Lotus Roulette II Pro Black Edition island was also available. The game was streaming an automated roulette to a variety of cabinets, which looked like a multi-game mix.
New Server-Based Systems
At ICE 2019 Novomatic made a demonstration with a live myACP casino management system that was connected to a group of slot machines and profiled latest functionalities like GDPR ticket redemption or business intelligence. Greentube, a Novomatic Interactive division, came with a seamless device, The Plurius, that can be used on desktop, mobile and game terminals like Panthera 2.27 and Gaminator Scorpion 2.24.
Newer games from Greentube such as Apollo God of the Sun and The Great Gambini’s Night Magic were tested by the players by using The Plurius to switch between devices on the fly. The device demonstrated its technological advancements in responsible gaming. Another system that goes on the list is the Novomatic Biometric Systems, which was connected to a NBS fingerprint and facial recognition to devices that were present around the stand, like gaming terminals, SSBTs, turnstiles and new entry game terminals.
New Products Across Europe
Novomatic UK also showcased new products from Bell-Fruit Games, Astra Casino and Gamestec brands. From Astra, the highlight of the exhibition is the new digital game terminal Prismatic, that will be available for UK, Dutch and Belgian arcade pubs.
From Lowen Entertainment, the striking Pro Generation range with new software, games and features was present as well. The cabinets and software innovation is available towards the German market.
Another focused product from Novomatic stand was the Casinonet data management system, which operators are able to use it to have remote access to a comprehensive range of back office and security functions.
For the Spanish market, a wide range of AWP solutions has been present from Novomatic Spain, like Gigastar II and Impera Salon. In addition, new machines for bars were also displayed at the show, including the launch of Novo Line Bar III.