“Visitors at G2E Las Vegas responded very positively to the latest Konami entertainment”

The latest version of G2E Las Vegas is a particular one for the main playing trade occasion. The expo marked the largest for the present since the pandemic, just shy of pre-Covid 2019 numbers. Hundreds of attendees and world gaming corporations gathered at The Venetian to showcase their merchandise and focus on the latest in gaming via the course of the three-day occasion, proving the trade’s resilience.

Among the firms current at the present was Konami Gaming. The designer and producer of slot machines and on line casino administration programs took the alternative to current an expansive listing of gaming leisure and expertise, via a showcase rooted in “the profitable expertise.”

In an unique interview with Yogonet, Eduardo Aching, Vice President of International Gaming Operations at Konami Gaming, displays on the firm’s participation at the occasion, explains the key options behind Konami’s latest titles, and shares his view on what’s subsequent for the sector.

What is the steadiness you make of your participation in G2E this 12 months? How did you expertise this latest version of the present, through which we may see a return to normality after the pandemic?

As reported by present organizers, G2E 2022’s complete attendance was simply shy of pre-pandemic 2019 numbers, at about 25,000 folks. This 12 months’s occasion noticed exceptionally excessive attendance from our key prospects throughout worldwide markets.

Konami and its unique worldwide distributors loved the alternative to spend numerous high quality time with operators at the present—discussing the latest observations from the discipline, exploring alternatives to help their enterprise, and creating plans for each the rapid months and long-term future.  

Of the choices you offered, which merchandise have been the most engaging to guests at G2E?

Visitors at G2E Las Vegas responded very positively to the latest Konami leisure. Our worldwide prospects are returning to enterprise with the capacity to make the most of confirmed dependable DIMENSION {hardware} and top-performing video games. These merchandise have been examined in the market, and demonstrated success, which we’re excited to ship to our prospects in markets overseas. 

Ocean Spin was considered one of the prime highlights at G2E 2022. Ranked the trade’s #1 new premium collection in accordance to ReelMetrics, Ocean Spin options cross-machine animation results, spanning into the topper and throughout a number of sport cupboards. Throughout main play, bubbles of potential jackpot alternatives float seamlessly throughout sport screens of each related machine.

Whenever any 3 or extra set off symbols are collected, the Ocean Spin Feature is awarded, and the participant is invited to spin the bonus prize bubbles that seem throughout all screens. Once the participant swipes the display screen to spin, prize bubbles rotate throughout all screens till the spinner lands on an on the spot progressive jackpot or bonus award. 

Konami’s Triple Sparkle collection is one other key showcase. This is a prime new collection that takes fashionable Konami base video games like Solstice Celebration, Lotus Land, and Imperial Wealth, and provides a symbol-driven jackpot mechanic. Many could recall the fashionable sparkle characteristic in Konami’s basic Solstice Celebration, which awards a bonus image transformation when any two or extra framed Action Stacked Symbols seem totally on the reels, doubtlessly leading to massive line wins or free video games.

With Konami’s new Triple Sparkle video games, this image transformation can embody on the spot progressive jackpot awards. The extra progressive jackpot likelihood has already proven success in the discipline, and at present we have now 5 totally different Triple Sparkle video games accessible to operators. This collection has ranked in the trade’s Top Indexing New Games, Core, Video Reel for 9 months

We additionally noticed constructive suggestions for Fortune Mint, ranked in the trade’s Top Indexing New Games, Core, Video Reel for 11 months. Fortune Mint debuts a random Question Mark Feature to amp the thriller and anticipation. It randomly locations huge pink query mark symbols over the Coins in the middle reels. Each Question Marked coin is revealed one-by-one to award the participant on the spot Maxi, Major, Mini, 10x, 3x, or 2x prizes, with dramatic impact. 

Triple Sparkle, Ocean Spin, and Fortune Mint can be found now on Konami’s portrait display screen DIMENSION 49, ranked the trade’s #1 Top Indexing Portrait / Portrait Slant cupboard for 10 months. 

Of the main worldwide exhibitions, G2E is arguably the first face-to-face occasion with a big presence of merchandise for land-based casinos. Based on this, what developments do you assume will set the route of the trade in the coming months on this section?

We can anticipate to see numerous recent gaming leisure hitting on line casino flooring, as operators look to carry the latest fashionable video games to their friends. 

I additionally consider we’ll see extra cashless and cardless choices at casinos, as operators look to improve digital conveniences for friends, who’re utilizing digital loyalty and cost choices in different areas of their day-to-day. 

How a lot do you contemplate the opening that has been seen in the on-line gaming section, each in the United States and in Latin America in the final two years, influences the product improvement technique of the fundamental firms in the trade?

Online gaming stays a powerful progress alternative. Konami is proud to supply its confirmed fashionable video games for iGaming companions to deploy on their on-line social and on-line for-wager websites/apps. Konami has its personal Remote Gaming Server (RGS), which integrates with most of the trade’s prime Internet Gaming Server (IGS) suppliers to ship prime titles like All Aboard, China Shores, and Cobra Hearts to on-line gamers.


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