Hong Kong-based TGG Takara Gaming Group, which claims to offer the first casino slot machine platform enabling programmers to develop games on an open-source basis – in the manner of smartphone app developers – says it is expanding its reach in Southeast Asia via Cambodia.
The firm stated it was deploying some of its product (pictured) at Golden Crown Casino, a property in Poipet on Cambodia’s border with Thailand, the latter country a place where casino gaming is not permitted; and Super Rich Casino and Resort in the Cambodian coastal city of Sihanoukville.
TGG co-founder and chief executive Raymond Chan said in a prepared statement contained in a company press release announcing the product deployment: “TGG is eyeing the potential of Southeast Asia. Much of the new [casino business] growth has come from Chinese visitors, the major reason behind this is due to the booming of the economy in the Asian regions.”
“We are excited to make our first entry into Cambodia… It marks another milestone for TGG in the East Asia market,” he added.
The firm stated that TGG-based gaming products are now operating in Europe, South America and Asia with gaming partners from Macau, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and the Philippines as well as Cambodia; plus Canada, the Netherlands, Serbia, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, and Colombia.
TGG noted in its press release that in November 2016 it was awarded GLI-11 certifications by gaming product testing firm Gaming Laboratories International LLC. Such certification covers TGG’s HIRO operating system.
The firm provides “all essential source codes with open API [application program interface] for game designers to create customisable premium content for casino operators, enabling the operators to focus on making the best possible gaming experience for their players worldwide without additional investment in information technology infrastructure,” added its release.
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