France – French roulette installs to hit 520 terminals for NovomaticBy Phil - 21 March 2014
LGS Gaming, Novomatic’s representative for France and Monte Carlo, reports a strong increase in demand for Novomatic products in the French market.
Specifically, the homologation of automatic Roulette wheels by the French Gaming Board on December 6 has brought about a strong demand for automatic electronic Roulette products made in Austria and so boosted Novomatic’s sales figures throughout the discerning French casino market.
The sales increase of automated electronic Roulette products based on the NOVO LINE Novo Unity II platform in France has resulted in a current market share of 85 percent for Novomatic electronic Roulette only, clearly demonstrating the great success and popularity of Novomatic products in the market.
Major French operators such as Groupe Barrière, Groupe Tranchant, Groupe
Partouche as well as many independent casino operators have chosen to rely on Novomatic as a supplier for their electronic Roulette offering. In total more than 40 French casinos already operate NOVO LINE Novo Unity II Roulette installations varying in size from six to 34 terminals. By the end of May, more than 50 casinos in France will be equipped with Novomatic electronic Roulette installations: 450 terminals are already in operation in the French market and by the end of May the number will rise to more than 520 terminals operated in Novomatic electronic Roulette installations.
The proven Novomatic product quality, reliability and performance combined with the excellent technical and logistic support from Bally France and the premium customer relation and sales support provided by LGS Gaming are the proven winning combination for the development of the NOVO LINE Novo Unity II product range in France.
In less than three months, since December 6 when automated electronic Roulette wheels were officially homologated by the French Gaming Police, 20 automatic Novomatic electronic Roulette wheels (Novo Multi-Roulette) have been fully implemented in French casinos, with more orders currently in production. The roll-out was impressive, thanks to the joint forces of Novomatic, Bally France and LGS Gaming. All three companies had planned and anticipated the customer demands in advance of the official homologation; in order to deliver smoothly and to the full satisfaction of the customers within a very short period of time.
Also approved on December 6 was the NOVO LINE Novo Unity II electronic Black Jack and more games are also in the pipeline for approval including NOVO LINE Novo Unity II Punto Banco, Sic Bo and Poker 3. These new approvals add up to a broad choice of elec-tronic live games that will soon be available for the guests of the leading French casinos.
The LOTUS Roulette, which was presented for the first time at the ICE Totally Gaming show in London, is a another product that met the high expectations of the French operators. They visited the NOVOMATIC booth in large numbers and were impressed by the great combination of product design, functionality and an attractive price policy.
The LOTUS Roulette is a highly attractive automated 6-player island configuration, consisting of individual player stations and one automatic Roulette wheel embedded in a magnificent veneered table. Each of the individual player stations is equipped with a high-resolution touchscreen monitor in 16:10 screen format and with automated cash handling facilities. The LOTUS Roulette is optionally available with the attention-grabbing illuminated Light Gate sign arch. Orders for more than 12 units in France are already confirmed for delivery immediately after the official homologation.
The future is bright for Novomatic products in France, not just with the LOTUS Roulette but also with the new Dominator cabinet, the new games offering based on the NOVO LINE platform, the fascinating NOVOSTAR V.I.P. slant top combination as well as the eye-catching MAGIC JOKER Jackpot and the innovative Novomatic Remote Play™ concept. French operators value the excellent quality and reliability of the Novomatic product offering and appreciate the excellent service and support provided by the French partners Bally France and LGS Gaming: the absolute winning concept to lead the way in France.