GERMAN STREET GAMING Analysis
start button at the side of the chair means that the player can activate the games without leaning forward and touching the screen. The ideal family of AWP cabinets has now grown to seven distinct types.
Gauselmann brought a whole array of games packages to the IMA, such as Magie 2011/I, Magie 2011/Elite I and Magie 2011/Deluxe I. Magie 2011/Deluxe I – stands for premium multi-gaming. Sixty games of the Magie 2011/Deluxe I offer players something for everyone, Magie 2011/Deluxe I has exclusive new games such as ‘Eagle Peaks’ and ‘Pimp it Up’ that are presently only available in this package. Only the 30 games quoted as being the best have made it in the brand new premium package Magie 2011/I. 23 of the best established games and seven new games are in this games package.
The games package Magie 2011/Elite I is also equipped with these 30 distinctive games and additionally 30 further classics to offer a total of 60 games. Furthermore, the company introduced the Multi Super Multi III games package for the foods and drinks sector that has 10 games automatically enabled and another 10 in reserve (that can be swopped with the initially active games).
The Merkur Roulette Spirit was introduced to the market at the last IMA. The roulette wheel is displayed on a video screen (as the PTB forbids the traditional electronic roulette wheel). This is offered in a two or four seat version. The issue has been that such a roulette machine takes up either two or four positions of a 12 concession hall. This has probably prevented successful penetration in the market.
The Gauselmann answer at the IMA was to introduce the Grand Casino Merkur Roulette & Merkur Magie. The major difference to its predecessor is that the multi games are now integrated into the terminals. Therefore, the roulette terminals can be used for multi games as well so that players can swop between roulette and slot games. This will surely make the Gauselmann roulette more attractive to operators as they know that players can choose between the two. The challenge will be to make it clear to players that they can play slot games as well, and whether they will feel at ease playing slot games with a large roulette screen in front of them.
WEBAK Webak is another Austrian AWP manufacturer that was quick to enter the
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(Above Left) Lou Rudolph (right) of
JCM is rightly proud that APEX gaming has already
integrated their new UBA RC banknote recycler for the
German AWP market. (Top)
Neox’s Ole Rom
pictured with the JVH AWP.
(Above) Suzo Happ’s Erik Wijma and Eric La Franca showing touch screen
solutions at the IMA show in Germany.
German market and is well known amongst German operators. The focus of Webak is on the food and drinks sector. This important sector is supported by several cabinet options, the Chrome Line, Dual Line and Future Line. The owners Eveline and Kurt Kreiner reported on a very positive exhibition for the company.
The experience in the food and drinks sector with Webak is clear. A clever concept has been to integrate a separate entry to the banknote stacker – so that it can be accessed without having to open the entire door. The stacker can even be exchanged during game play – meaning no down-time when the stacker is full.
JVH – NEOX It is notoriously difficult to enter the German AWP market. JVH, however, has overcome this hurdle and enjoyed a very busy IMA. JVH is represented in Germany by Neox. The wall-mounted Super Magic One wall-mounted AWP is targeted to the food and drinks sector. This AWP is actually manufactured by the German company Mech-tron who then send the cabinet to JVH to install the games. So it is a good mix of German engineering and Dutch creativity. This AWP includes 15 games and customers can choose between a banknote reader (NV9 from
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