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Growth through diversification

I would like to commence this interview with congratulations on Suzo-Happ Groups 60th Anniversary the amusement and gaming industry’s largest global supplier of spare parts and components.

So this would be a good opportunity to start with a brief history of the European part of the organisation.

'Innovate, don't Imitate'

Chris Sanson Spoke to company founder Dieter Dallmeier ahead of his company's 30th anniversary.

From its origins as a two-person business, the Regensburg-based company has evolved into a successful global player with more than 250 employees. Today, Dallmeier ranks among the leading providers of network-based video security technology in the world, and a regular stream of ideas emerges from its vigorous research and rethinking programme. 

How exactly did it all start, 30 years ago?

In 1984, I was a master television engineer, and after discussing the step with my wife Christina I decided to begin working for myself. Of course, it was not easy to begin with, and we constantly had to survive periods of belt tightening and we never knew how long they would last. But we were stubborn, and through the early years we never stopped believing in our vision and ideas.

Progressive Entertainment

Can you provide our readers an insight into Olympic Entertainment Group, what is behind the success of this operation that manages to operate so effectively in a highly competitive climate amongst economies in varying stages of recovery?

 There is no simple recipe for success. For Olympic Entertainment Group the three main building blocks are team commitment, constant innovation and maximum cost-efficiency. Passion for service excellence and strive for the highest customer satisfaction has definitely given us an edge. “Smile à la Olympic”, we call it.

The macro economic conditions over the last 7 years have been challenging, and with so much competition in acquiring and retaining customer leisure spend; what makes OEG stand out and how have the company’s Gaming Operations weathered the tough operating climate?

Happy Christmas time with online casinos

December is by far the best month of the season to be a casino player. It seems that almost every online casino has an advent calendar running with a bonus, promotion, contest or tournament happening every single day. When you add it all up it represents the most amount of bonuses any player can take advantage of. Players can get free spins, no deposit bonuses, match bonuses, higher comp points, reload bonuses, various tournaments like slots or blackjack, contests and prizes. Probably the items people want the most but never expect to win are the prizes. Here is a breakdown of the bonuses you can expect to get this year and how you can increase your chances of winning something this Christmas instead of waiting to win “El Gordo”!

Team Player

Hard Rock Rocksino General Manager Mark Birtha has learned the casino business from the ground up. He started in the industry in June 1994 with then-Mirage Resorts, as an assistant director of beverage. Shortly after opening Bellagio (as beverage director), he left for Las Vegas Sands to become catering and conference manager. He also became the first Venetian executive to be fast-tracked through a year-long Executive Development Program. Subsequently promoted to corporate development manager, Birtha was involved with Sands’ bold expansion into China, helping incept Sands Cotai, Venetian Macao and the Cotai Strip – now all among the top performers in Macao. Before leaving Sands in 2004, Birtha had risen to executive director of casino marketing administration.

Responsible Gambling

One year from the launch of Playing Safe how has it been received by the Casino industry?

Playing Safe has been very well received and we expect the level of acceptance to continue to increase as operators see that it adds differential value to casino operations.  The industry owns Playing Safe.

The attendees were a veritable who’s who of the British Gaming Industry. You must be delighted with the support that NCF has gained from the independent and major Casino operators.

We were delighted.  The industry has put an enormous amount of effort into Playing Safe and being able to tell such an esteemed audience about it was very rewarding.  It also demonstrated to operators that their faith and commitment to Playing Safe is being recognised and acknowledged.

Your welcome speech set the tone for the rest of the evening and the follow on speech from Philip Graf.

Roulette at Paddy Power Online Casino




Online gambling is supplied with a number of games including all types of casino games. However, among all the casino games, roulette is one of the most sought after casino game. Paddy Power is one of the most stylish and exciting online casinos to play Roulette since 2009.In fact, it is a leading online gaming platform in Ireland.

Since its establishment, Paddy Power has continued to deliver remarkable products with its online casino. It offers virtual slot machines, poker, bingo, live casino games, sports betting, and much more. The customers at Paddy Power represent diverse nationalities from Ireland and even UK.

Software and Gaming

Experience & Diversity

On 30 September 2014, the Company will delist from the Vienna Stock Exchange, and will be listed only on NASDAQ from then on. Does this signal a shift in focus by the Company towards North American projects?

We look for opportunities in any regulated market world-wide. With our existing portfolio of 30 casino resorts in Europe, Canada, USA, Caribbean and on luxury cruise vessels, we have an international management team in place that is experienced and flexible to undertake projects of various sizes and in full or part ownership capacity as well as under management contracts.

Global Research Helps Develop IGT Games

Sabby Gill joined IGT in August 2011 as the Regional Vice President, EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa).  In September 2012, he took on the additional responsibility of managing sales for South Latin America and the Caribbean (SOLAC) and subsequently was asked to take on the role of Senior Vice President (SVP) International Sales in September 2013.  Gill is responsible for providing overall sales leadership with the sole objective of exceeding overall International revenue targets and executing effectively against the growth strategies and focus target markets.

Gamblit Gaming

Eric Meyerhofer, CEO Gamblit Gaming chats to Peter White

For those of our readers not familiar with this company please could we commence this interview with an introduction to Gamblit Gaming?

Gamblit Gaming offers products which converge entertainment games (i.e. video games) with a wagering system to provide a revolutionary new gaming product to address the younger legal wagering age demographic now frequenting casinos.  Gamblit supplies and operates both online and land based forms of the product.