Goran Sovilj Executive Vice President Gaming & Amusement EMEA at SUZOHAPP Interview by Glyn Thomas
How was 2018 for SUZOHAPP and what are your expectations for 2019?
Gaming revenues on the whole were up for most operators throughout the world that gave 2018 a positive note. This could be seen at the major exhibitions such as ICE and G2E Las Vegas where attendance numbers were up and there was much more of a buzz to the shows when compared to previous years. As the global gaming industry’s leading supplier of components and solutions for OEMs and operators, we have benefited from this uplift. Another major reason for success is our dedicated product line that continues to grow – both our SUZOHAPP range and the distribution products / brands we offer.
Brett Model, General Manager, Tiger Palace Resort, Bhairahawa, Nepal, chats to Bill Healey
Surrounded by the awe-inspiring scenery of the Himalayan foothills, and with a grand vision to match, Nepal’s Tiger Palace Resort is set to transform the region’s gaming and entertainment landscape. With an impressive start earlier this year (2018), the resort destination is reaching new levels, unmatched within South Asia. We have been fortunate to catch-up with Mr. Brett Model, General Manager, Tiger Palace Resort.
Tell us a bit about the vision for Tiger Palace Resort. It’s much more than a standard South Asian casino.
SUZOHAPP is a popular choice of suppliers for gaming establishments worldwide. What are the key drivers of SUZOHAPP’s success over all its years in the Casino industry?
GS: Our product range is vast – we currently offer over 50,000 components. We have a long history in the Gaming industry – over 60 years – so we know and understand our customers very well. We also adapt quickly to changing market environments and customer needs. Our adaptability is what keeps us relevant.
Your catalogue showcases many options involving cash and coin handling. Is that the primary focus of your product range in the Gaming sector?
Anna Hemmings, Chief Executive Officer, Gamcare talks to Peter White
For those of our readership not familiar with the charity ‘GamCare’, could we commence this interview with an explanation starting with when it was established and how it is funded?
GamCare was established in April 1997 with the intention of helping and supporting those affected by problem gambling, and also to help the gambling industry to better understand how they can bring social responsibility into the heart of their businesses.
There has certainly been a change in the landscape of the gambling industry since then, however our core focus is still the same. We provide information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling across Great Britain, and we also work to minimise gambling-related harms by providing a range of training, consultancy and targeted outreach work.
AMATIC Industries Thomas Engstberger Feature chats to Glyn Thomas
We would like to commence this interview with Congratulations on your 25th Anniversary and the celebrations commenced at during ICE Totally Gaming. How have you celebrated this achievement?
Thank you for your kind words. We are naturally proud to have reached this company milestone and were able to celebrate this with many of our customers and partners at the beginning of the year at ICE. At AMATIC we focus on the future and even though this is a big occasion, it is not our style to continue to talk about this. We are looking to the next years and the next innovations we will be bringing to the market.
The Seminole Tribe’s gaming and entertainment arm flexes its muscles from Atlantic City to Japan. By David McKee
It’s early going yet but, by all indications, Hard Rock International has come up trumps in Atlantic City. That has a double meaning. Not only is Hard Rock Atlantic City playing a winning hand in its first months of operation, it has made a success of what used to be failing Trump Taj Mahal. This entailed a $500 million commitment on Hard Rock’s part, redoing the property from the minarets on the roof to the plumbing in the hotel rooms. Nothing was too small for Hard Rock’s attention. “Our first goal was to make sure that,” CEO Jim Allen explains, “when you arrive at the property, that there is no ties back to the previous ownership scheme … and I think we did a good job there.”
Damien Connelly chats to Marie Maher Founder Recruiting by Marie Maher and Peter White Partner Global Business Development, about how their Executive Search Firm is helping companies to grow strategically within the fast-paced Leisure Gaming Industry
Marie Maher, could we commence with a brief history of the company and your experience prior to setting up the organization?
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