Japanese gaming equipment brand Konami has gained Macau regulatory approval for its “Fortune Streams” family of linked progressive video slot machine games.
The news was given to GGRAsia by Matthew Loon (pictured), product and marketing manager for Konami Australia Pty Ltd. “We are very excited about that,” he said.
The video slot has a four-level jackpot and a game theme based on traditional arcade coin pusher machines, a format popular around the world, including Asia.
Another key slot product for the Macau market – and already approved – is the standalone progressive “Cai Lai Si Ji”. “We are starting to roll that out in Macau casinos,” Mr Loon noted.
He was speaking at the MGS Entertainment Show 2018, a trade event featuring casino equipment and a conference about the regional casino industry.
In the Macau market, Cai Lai Si Ji and Fortune Streams are being offered via the dual-screen upright version of Konami’s Concerto cabinet.
“We also have four titles which weren’t approved at the time of the last [Macau] trade show, but are now,” Mr Loon said.
They are: “Year of Best Wishes”, “Orbs of Fire”, “Dragon’s Glory”, and “Golden Power Ingots”.
Mr Loon stated: “These are standard games. With their own title and their own feature; not progressive [style of play].” Each is said to have a unique free game feature.
Golden Power Ingots is already a “top performer” for Konami, said the company representative. “We have seen it perform well in multiple markets” in Asia, including Singapore, he added.
The brand is also “promoting heavily” Fortune Cup – a horse racing game that combines the mechanics of traditional arcade horse racing games with the sophistication of digital technology for betting and game presentation.
He mentioned additionally the brand would soon be “heavily promoting” the “stack” Concerto cabinet, a tall-screen version of Concerto. The firm hopes to receive relevant regulatory approvals before long.
Gaming and amusement conglomerate Konami Holdings Corp operates outside Japan via Konami Australia and U.S.-based Konami Gaming Inc.
At this year’s MGS Entertainment Show, Konami is exhibiting at the stand of Macau-based gaming equipment distributor Asia Pioneer Entertainment Ltd, with which it has a commercial agreement.
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