The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 24,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to 80 countries. The Group operates more than 235,000 gaming terminals in its some 1,600 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts. Through its numerous international subsidiaries the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.
Greentube, the Novomatic interactive division, has completed the acquisition of the majority of CashBet Coin’s CBC cryptocurrency and its underlying blockchain technologies. This acquisition enables Greentube to enhance the use of cryptocurrency throughout its social gaming portfolio. The social casino, which is one of the world’s largest online gaming communities, now offers the cryptocurrency as […]
After six years in the post, Harald Neumann resigned as CEO of Austrian gaming supplier Novomatic, citing unspecified family reasons. The resignation was effective February 29. Bernd Oswald, chairman of the supervisory board, commented, “Mr. Neumann made a significant contribution to the successful expansion of the group. His personal wish to resign from his position […]
Gaming manufacturer Novomatic has installed its first linked jackpot progressives in Cambodia, working with local distributor Indo Pacific Gaming (IPG). The slot series, named Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot, has been installed in multiple locations in the country and is introduced on the latest Panthera Curve 1.43 cabinet that features compelling graphics on a 43” curve […]
As NOVOMATIC embarks on its 40th anniversary year, the stand at ICE Totally Gaming will be a full display of modern gaming solutions, content and hardware for the various segments and markets of the international gaming industry. For NOVOMATIC, 2020 is the year to celebrate 40 years of success, to say thank you to all […]
Cashless gaming, artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology will reshape the casino floor, but regulation will remain a key hurdle for years to come, said a panel of experts in Las Vegas on Tuesday. On the topic of facial recognition technology, Tom Jingoli, executive vice president and chief commercial officer from Konami Gaming said that […]
Gaming manufacturer Novomatic has announced the installation of 68 NOVOMATIC gaming machines at luxury resort, Kangwon Land. Kangwon Land comprises the High 1 Ski and Golf Resort including the hotel & casino and is operated by the national government, together with the provincial office of Gangwon-do. Among a total number of 17 casinos in Korea, […]
An extensive product portfolio showcasing brand new games and mixes, progressive jackpots, sports betting kiosks, system solutions and ETGs for the U.S. and surrounding markets will be on full display at booth #1259. Commercial, Tribal, and VGT operators will experience the wide-ranging product suite and understand how NOVOMATIC Americas’ technology can boost their operations. Various cabinets for […]
The Novomatic Group has announced a number of changes to its supervisory and executive board, as part of a phase of consolidation and optimization of its corporate structures. According to a press release on Thursday, the changes will see the supervisory board run by Dr. Bernd Oswald, Chairman, Martina Flitsch, Deputy Chairwoman, and Dr. Robert […]
Novomatic offers a wide portfolio of Electronic Table Games that has seen significant international success on gaming floors around the world. Different solutions available for live games such as Roulette, Baccarat, Black Jack, Sic Bo and various types of Poker include Novo TouchBet Live, Novo Multi- and Novo Flying game versions based on the NOVO […]
Ainsworth Game Technology has appointed former Novomatic vice president of global sales, Lawrence Levy, as chief executive officer. The appointment will take effect on July 1st and Levy will receive an annual base salary of AS$700,000. He will also be entitled to an “at risk” bonus of $300,000 per year and a long-term incentive of […]
Austrian gaming supplier Novomatic has appointed former Ainsworth executive Robert Dijkstra to support sales growth in the Asia Pacific market. Dijkstra will lead business development and sales in the region, and is tasked with creating a relationship between Ainsworth Game Technology and Novomatic. He will report directly to Novomatic CEO Harald Neumann, and will also […]
Occupying a giant footprint on the ICE show floor, NOVOMATIC will take guests on an enchanted journey through the world of gaming, from land-based to interactive – and around Europe – with innovations for each key market. “After completion of the Ainsworth transaction in January, our participation at ICE is another important milestone for NOVOMATIC […]
Ainsworth Game Technology has announced it has received the final gaming regulatory approvals for the sale of founder, Len Ainsworth’s shares to Novomatic AG. Mr Ainsworth and Novomatic first entered into a share sale and purchase agreement in February 2016, under which Mr Ainsworth agreed to sell 172.1 million ordinary shares to Novomatic, subject to […]
NOVOMATIC’s V.I.P. Lounge cabinet has already been a resounding success in the European and American markets, and it has now arrived in Asia. Visitors to this year’s Macao Gaming Show will have the opportunity to experience the innovative V.I.P Lounge cabinet featuring the thrilling single-player roulette game Globe Roulette Pro. The V.I.P. Lounge creates a […]
Gaming supplier Novomatic says it has halted its plans for an initial public offering over regulatory uncertainty in Germany, one of its most important markets, Reuters reports. The Austrian firm was expected to publish its intention to float on the Frankfurt stock exchange, but said it has given up plans for a 2017 listing. It […]
For the first time at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth Game Technology will team up to showcase a combined booth, brimming with market-first innovation. Taking centre stage for NOVOMATIC will be the international premiere of From Dusk Till Dawn, following the recent partnership with Miramax. This enthralling theme resurrects the […]
Novomatic says it will intensify its work in Australia, Asia and North and South America, following the acquisition of a controlling stake in Ainsworth Game Technology. The gaming technology company reported revenues reached an all time high of about EUR2.3 billion ($2.44 billion) in 2016, an increase of 10 percent. Its global headcount rose to […]
Gaming supplier Novomatic Group says it achieved record-breaking full-year revenue in the fiscal year 2016, amounting to EUR4 billion (US$4.3 billion). According to a press release from the company, the revenue growth observed in the fiscal year 2016 “was mainly achieved in the core markets of Great Britain, Germany, Spain and Italy.” Looking ahead to […]
GoWild, a European online gaming operator, has announced the launch of its own new gaming platform. In addition to the Microgaming content, which will now be delivered via the popular Quickfire platform, it will feature games from more than 15 software providers, including Net Entertainment, Evolution Gaming, Novomatic, Scientific Games, Play’n GO, iSoftBet, Yggdrasil Gaming, […]
Novomatic will feature an expansive stand at ICE 2017, showcasing a complete range of cutting-edge gaming solutions. A combination of revolutionary cabinet innovations and leading omni-channel content presented by 22 global subsidiaries and competence centers will be on display at the show this year. The Novomatic stand, abounding with innovation, will be located in the […]
MiGS organisers confirmed that Greentube Internet Entertainment Solutions, the global interactive unit of NOVOMATIC Group, will be the headline sponsor of the Malta iGaming Seminar being held between the 7th and 9th November at the Hilton Malta Conference Centre in St. Julian’s. Greentube is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NOVOMATIC Group, one of the biggest producers and […]
Founded in 2008, Laxino Systems Limited has become a leading cloud computing, multimedia and gaming technology provider in Asia. With over 100 employees, the company continues to recruit local and overseas IT talents to cope with their rapid business expansion as well as supporting and enhancing the local gaming technology and cloud computing industries. Laxino […]
As momentum continues to build for Novomatic throughout the Asia-Pacific region, a range of products will be brought to MGS – Macao Gaming Show – to showcase the company’s growing commitment to the region. MGS is an opportunity for Novomatic and its local partners to show Asian operators the company’s depth and breadth of innovative […]
Kambi Group plc and NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions (NLS), a wholly owned subsidiary of NOVOMATIC, have signed an MoU, with the mission to provide a powerful full-service gaming solution to government regulated lotteries. The service will combine NLS’s market leading lottery platform with Kambi’s state-of-the-art sports betting service. This strategic partnership will see Kambi and NOVOMATIC […]
As Novomatic continues to gain traction in North America, the company retakes its multilevel booth at G2E 2016 with a host of new cabinets and game mixes ready to excite local players. The full V.I.P. suite will be previewed in the US for the first time, with a showcase that includes the Novostar V.I.P. II and V.I.P. […]
The Australian Takeovers Panel has opted against any further action against the acquisition of Ainsworth Game Technology from Austria’s Novomatic, local media reports. In May, the Australian Takeovers Panel received applications from Australian Securities and Investments Commission as well as Fortress Centaurus Global Master Fund in regards to the sale. Despite an 11th hour injunction […]
Ainsworth Game Technology has advised that its shareholders has approved the sale of Ainsworth’s shares in AGT to Novomatic AG at its general meeting held on Monday. Danny Gladstone, CEO of AGT said “From AGT’s perspective, we are pleased that shareholders have passed the resolution… Novomatic is a highly respected and impressive industry leader. We […]
Australian lotteries and wagering firm Tatts Group has sold its interest in its UK slots business to Novomatic. “The sale of Talarius follows three years of intense effort to improve the performance of a business that struggled since its acquisition by Tatts back in 2018,” said Tatts CEO and managing director Robbie Cook. The UK […]
Margarete Ainsworth, wife of Lens Ainsworth has agreed to not deal with any shares or interest in Ainsworth until the conclusion of the Takeovers Panel proceedings, according to a media release. On Monday, the Australian Takeovers Panel received an application from ASIC seeking to prevent Ainsworth’s wife, who is AGT’s second largest stakeholder, to use […]
Len Ainsworth’s decision to sell the majority of his stake to Novomatic may be looked over by the Australian Takeovers Panel for review, according to a media release from the panel. An application from Australian securities watchdog, ASIC was sent to The Panel on Monday, seeking to prevent Ainsworth’s wife, who is AGT’s second largest […]
Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia), a well-known trade show and conference for Asia’s gaming and entertainment industry will convene the most significant stakeholders in the region’s gaming industry. The 2016 will see a number of exhibitors, old and new, use the platform to create brand awareness, launch new products and expand their reach […]
The Novomatic booth covered all aspects of gaming with a spectacular omni-channel offering during ICE 2016. The collaborative R&D efforts within the Austrian gaming group and its international subsidiaries and competence centres were presented in London by teams of no less than 22 group companies. A casino section demonstrated the ‘VIP Experience’ with new cabinets, […]
Novomatic, one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies, will be presenting their collaborative R&D efforts within its Austrian group and its international subsidiaries at ICE 2016. Products will be showcased from the likes of LÖWEN Entertainment, Crown Technologies, Novomatic Italia, Novomatic Gaming Spain, and Novo Gaming Netherlands with an extensive range […]
Austrian gambling machine supplier Novomatic has confirmed the acquisition of UK arcade machine manufacturer Playnation. Novomatic has chosen not to disclose the terms of its acquisition in the Runcorn based company. Playnation is one of the UK’s oldest gaming firms. Its arcade machines are synonymous with Welcome Break and Moto Service stations as well as […]
NOVOMATIC has established itself as a rising force in the US gaming supply chain and, as such, has risen to the challenge of bringing to market product lines that provide operators and their customers with attractions that are packed with gaming entertainment. At G2E, Austrian Gaming Industries and the numerous Group subsidiary companies – including […]
Technology is advancing at a breakneck pace, opening a world of opportunities, though when it comes to game design and convergence between the land-based and online sectors, customer preferences in Asia are slow to change. This was a key takeaway from panels at the ASEAN Gaming Summit held in Manila last week, which this year focused on disruptive technologies, innovation and the convergence between the online and offline sector. Although much is made of the need to the attract the millennial audience, whose adoption of new technologies and social gaming is fast and well documented, they are still a long way from being a driving force in the industry.
Delegates arriving at the ExCeL in London’s East End for the 2017 edition of ICE Totally Gaming at the start of February were greeted by a host of Asian gaming suppliers keen to expand their reach. The main entrance was dominated by advertising from a number of Asia-facing firms, including BBIN, SA Gaming and Asia Gaming, who all also took sizeable stands at the show. One European-based supplier told AGB that Asia was “undoubtedly the focus this year,” adding that they had agreed a significant deal with a Vietnam-facing operator at the show.
A consortium led by one of China’s leading online games companies sent ripples through the online gaming community in July, announcing it would buy Israel’s Playtika for $4.4 billion in cash. The deal is the largest transaction in the social casino industry to date, and in fact one of the largest transactions in the entire gaming industry in 2016. It also served as a wake up call as to the industry’s potential and the growing interest in Asia.
While the business of selling slots to casinos and online operators remains distinct, the two have been brought closer together in recent years by a new strategic approach which stresses the importance of offering consistency in product, payment and marketing - both in-venue and online. Omni-channel has been a favorite term on the industry conference circuit for some time now, but it appears to finally be having a tangible impact on the strategy and results of many of gaming’s biggest firms. We explore whether it will have the same impact in Asia.