Düsseldorf/Berlin. “The German amusement and gaming machine industry has withstood the poor economic climate in 2009 comparatively well. Growth in 2010 is above the gross domestic product. Consolidation is to be expected in 2011. The amendment to the gaming regulation (SpielV) on 1st January 2006 has raised competitiveness in the amusement and gaming machine industry – as desired from the economic minister conference in May 2000.