Beautiful ICE Show! Now we’ve all recovered from the excesses that are bound up with the London ICE event, we here at CasionSolutionPro would like to reflect on perhaps some of the lesser remarked upon happenings, as well as some of the future hits in the making and released during the show.
‘NextGen Gaming’ had a live artist beavering away on a stand length graphic, depicting one of the newly released games; over the three days it really showed the talent and creativity around and in our industry.
Looking more sanguine than happy is Jess Chavez (that’s just the way he looks by the way) with ‘123Roulette’ on the Zuum Stand.
In fact he should be looking very happy, as ‘123Roulette’ made some great sales into new and important markets. CasinoSolutionPro thinks this varient has got legs.
Whilst we’re on some of the ‘new’ stuff, there was not only the launch of the ‘Sonia’ Blackjack game by Yggdrasil, but also actual proof the Santa Claus has a younger brother who’s day job is a certain fellow called Marcus Honney – see below.
Live motion capture technology was employed in the development of this multi-player Blackjack game, and this is one of just the first of several on-line games and Dealers portrayed in the Yggdrasil portfolio.
Evolution also had a new concept from a classic casino floor game, ‘Lightning Roulette’, a well presented Live roulette studio set, with Bonus odds on randomly generated layout numbers. Up to 500-1 in fact, and cleverly achieved by reducing the main odds payout down to 30-1 whilst maintaining the overall return to player at the same level as the standard game.
We particularly liked the infographic which clearly displayed the numbers not being wagered on, and the enthusiasm of the presenters. Thanks for the Show n’Tell Barry Mahon!
Other New Stuff………
Naturally there was a great deal, and the floor area used this year, like every year lately, being larger still. One thing I did take note of was the much bigger number of Japanese and Chinese companies present. Check sample link below.
This stand was beautifully constructed in a modern oriental style, and nestled amongst many of the Far Eastern company offerings. What caught my eye was the stack of unopened promo boxes piled up in a rear meeting area. Just as if the show opened before they were ready, not a scene likely to be repeated next year; though I’m certain the number of offerings from this section of the Globe will only increase, and should not be ignored by Western European/American operators.
Day two of the show, and the art continues.
Continuing the international theme of this truly Global Gaming Show, on Wednesday there was the second annual Gaming Holland lunch in the Bridge restaurant.
A very civilised break during the hectic day. Many thanks Willem Van Oort and the Gaming Holland team.
The Dutch industry is yet another example of a market gearing up for a Remote Gaming future.
All was not well everywhere though. Crypto troubles? This stand was empty much of Thursday. A sign of things to come?
As you can see the artist finished on cue, and here we have to leave the ‘NextGen Gaming’ stand, with what seems to be a Viking (Vikings were a very big theme this year) in meaningful discussion with ‘Tweetypie’, in front of a Carpathian castle with two escapees from ‘Skull Island’ – only at ICE. Depressingly the graphic was then torn down.
Which surprisingly was also what the CEO of the UKGC wanted as the fate of the Promo girls at the show. Many columns have already been printed on that matter, and I think the debate will still be ongoing in February 2109.
See you there for it?