New blood comes on stream at ICE
Organisers of the International Casino Exhibition, which takes place at London’s Earls Court Exhibition Centre between 24th–26th January, have released details of at least 23 companies that will be making their first appearance within ICE and its i-gaming sector ICEi.
Drawn from 12 countries, including Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Israel, Italy, Russia, Sweden, South Korea, the UK and USA, the ICE debutants will line up alongside the biggest names in gaming and i-gaming, with a combined roster in excess of 180 companies from 30-plus nations.
First-time exhibitors at ICE will include a quartet of Eastern European manufacturers: Belatra, slots and video poker specialists from Belarus and Russia’s Villart Industrial Group, authorities on slots, cabinets, glasses and components, will be joined by two Bulgarian slots and video specialists, Euro Games Technology and Gaming Technologies.
The ICE newbie making the longest round-trip, South Korea-based Goldrace.com will bring their virtual horse racing knowledge to London.
A sextet of new exhibitors from North America include US-based slots supremos Cadillac Jack, machine refurbishers Spin Inc, online-offline gaming technologies gurus StreamTech Gaming and e-commerce experts Iovation. Joining them from across the border in Canada will be 1 Gaming Inc., specialists in online bingo, lottery and casino development, and G-Fed Games, i-gaming software developers.
Two Israeli companies also making their first ICE outing are e-commerce enterprise SafeCharge and mobile game company Zone4Play.
European companies making their maiden appearance will be Greentube from Austria, who will advise on web, mobile and iTV game platforms, French web and mobile game developers Quedesjeux, Italian slots, game software and remote data capture company Zest Gaming and two from Sweden; online gaming and betting company 24h Poker AB and interactive video terminal experts Essnet Interactive.
Making the somewhat shorter trip to Earls Court, UK slots companies Fair Play Gaming UK and Gamesoft are accompanied by note validation experts Innovative Technology, security and surveillance systems specialists IView and hardware/software gaming platform company Quixant in making their ICE bow.
The international make-up of the Earls Court showcase continues to expand; of the 173 companies confirmed at the beginning of October, 119 (68.8 per cent) are from outside the UK, up 5.2 percentage points on the final 2005 ratio.
Head of exhibitions at ICE organisers, ATE, Karen Cooke commented: „The huge popularity of ICE has added tremendous pressure on space availability at January’s show. The fact that we have been able to attract and accommodate so many new suppliers is very good news for everyone looking forward to seeing a wide and diverse range of new products and services at Earls Court.“
|1 Gaming Inc developer||Canada||Online bingo, lottery and casino game|
|24h Poker AB||Sweden||Online gaming and betting|
|Belatra Co Ltd||Belarus||Slots and video poker games|
|Cadillac Jack||USA||Slots, video slots and bingo|
|Essnet Interactive AB||Sweden||Interactive video terminal systems|
|Euro Games Technology||Bulgaria||Slots, video slots, cabinets & jackpot systems|
|Fair Play Gaming UK||UK||Video slots and video poker|
|Gamesoft Ltd||UK||Slots, video slots and multi-players|
|Gaming Technologies||Bulgaria||Slots and video machines|
|G-Fed Games||Canada||i-gaming software developer|
|Goldrace.com||South Korea||Virtual horse racing|
|Greentube IES AG||Austria||Web, mobile and iTV game platform provider|
|Innovative Technology Ltd||UK||Note validators and card dispensers|
|Iovation||USA||e-commerce software systems|
|IView||UK||Security and surveillance software solutions|
|Quedesjeux||France||Web and mobile games developer|
|Quixant Ltd||UK||Hardware and software for gaming platforms|
|Spin Inc||USA||Refurbished machines and components|
|StreamTech Gaming||USA||Offline-Online gaming technology solutions|
|Villart Industrial Group Ltd||Russia||Slot machines, cabinets, glasses and components|
|Zest Gaming||Italy||Slots, game software and remote data capture|
|Zone4Play Ltd||Israel||Mobile, TV and iTV/iPTV game|