As some of you may be aware there was another show going on the same time as ATEI. IGX, which took place just around the corner from Earls Court at Hotel Ibis, has been hailed as a success by exhibitors. Even though the show took place at the same time as ATEI, they still had over 2,000 customers through the door. Now some may say this is nothing compared to ATEI, but you have to bare in mind that there were fewer exhibitors and therefore customers that went to IGX were going there to see specific exhibitors.
IGX round up via Coin-Op News after the break.
Vegas Importsoffered 2 new games to the UK – American Poker and Silver Shark. The Silver Shark won the Grand Prix award at Surexpo 2008. This game is due to be released on the UK and Irish markets in March / April 2009. It has already been successfully released in the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany.
Harry Levy Amusements presented a large stand and their new product range included 2 x 12 player pushers – It’s A Cracker and Around The World, an 8 player pusher Showcase and Beat The Clock – an interactive 2 player redemption game. Redemption games from the USA included Big Bass Wheel, Strike it Rich and Spin A Win.
Cummins Allisonhad their proven Universal Scan with JetSort and printer on display, which over the years has had numerous facelifts, but is still as efficient and reliable as ever, and gives the operator a total confidence feel, and a total solution to their coin counting and sorting requirements.
Sound Leisureshowed Milestones Unlimited Standard jukebox with 30,000 tracks, including every chart hit since 1952 and every top 10 video since 1980, with new enhanced broadband. It also comes with an option of 2.5 million tracks, advance search option – online search, programmed or online machine for locations. It is available in audio only at present, but a video version should be available soon.
Towergate Risk Solutionsis an insurance provider specifically for the leisure and entertainment industry. They work alongside leading insurers and Lloyds syndicates offering benefits to customers of STG 10,000 cover for glass and signs as standard, no excess on bodily injury claims under Public Liability cover and offer policies to meet individual needs.
Hazel Electronicshad new low-energy LED products that can save businesses money on utility bills, and they offered show specials of 3 for 2 and 4 for 3. For the Site Manager machine – audit and management system – a new 19” touch monitor control, new ZRI WAN router for a more economical way to deploy small multi sites, and a new GPRS Site Manager meter for ‘go anywhere – be anywhere’ monitoring.
Excel Leisure & Simply Poolrecently amalgamated and will shortly move into joint premises. The new trading name will be Simply Pool and both Bob Underhill and Stan McKenna were excited about this and felt that the amalgamation of the 2 companies would be a seamless join and would put them in a stronger position in the market place and offer customer a wider range of products. On display were pool tables, football tables, pool cloth, cues, balls, accessories and soccer table spares.
Carnaby Gaming Machinesoffered updates for older poker games that have not been updated to modern trends, Noraut or Noraut diminutive upgraded to either linked mystery jackpot or standalone mystery jackpot, lo-cost upgrades for mystery jackpot for the Irish market and upgrades for virtually all other products in use, with the addition of topper based mystery jackpot with 2 mystery jackpots installed on machines in 15 minutes.
Radical Shockdistributors for Microcoin coin validators offered numerous options to manufacturers and operators from QL and SP range, AstroSystems GBA range of note validators including ST2, ST1 and ST1-H models, Masterwork Automodules lo-cost NC-1100 currency discriminator counter – a portable note / bill counter with the facility of counting, batching etc, mixed banknotes.
E-Service have spread their wings and besides their UK base they now have bases in Krakow, Bucharest and Spain and offer a new electronic service dedicated to the provision of efficient cost effective service and repairs for most major brands, spare parts and support for the gaming, amusement, kiosk and vending operators.
AB Plastics specialists in harnessing and plastics for machines also offered 2 rebuilds from their own stable – Skill Stop and Bulldog Bingo – games of skill, both of which are reasonably priced for today’s markets.
Wessex Coinhad a vast line-up of new product including New Paragon TT, Star Wars club machine, Safe Cracker and a category C lo-tech game Rainbow Riches – all from Barcrest’s stable, Chameleon – CMS, Show Me The Money – Empire Games, Open Black new quiz game – Fat Spanner .