Novo Panama expanding in Central America with Costa Rican deployment

Novo Panama Costa Rica, Gaminator Scorpion
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Celebrating its premiere in Costa Rica – in December, the top-selling Gaminator Scorpion 2.24 was implemented at Grand Casino Escazú with the latest Novomatic game mixes.


Novomatic’s subsidiary, Novo Panama, continues to expand its market share in Central America, as highlighted by the company’s latest installation at Costa Rica’s Grand Casino Escazú.

Led by general manager José Teng, Novo Panama maintains an excellent business relationship with management of the San José-based casino which is operated by the IGGR Group (International Group of Gaming and Resorts).

The latest addition to Grand Casino Escazú’s existing range of Novomatic gaming equipment is the Gaminator Scorpion 2.24 with the popular and successful Impera Line HD Edition 6 game mix.

The installation marks the Gaminator Scorpion 2.24’s first deployment in the Costa Rican market.

“The President of IGGR, Francis Raineau, is a longtime and highly valued friend of Novomatic. With this latest project in Costa Rica, we continue our successful relationship with the IGGR Group that spans back almost 20 years,” said Lawrence Levy, Novomatic’s VP of Global Sales.

The machines’ superb looks, matte black finish and subtle LED effects have created a real eye-catcher on the gaming floor, with Grand Casino Escazú’s management reporting that their top ergonomics, great sound and vivid graphics display have been instantly appreciated by guests.

The casino’s general manager Jean Paul Zucchetto is highly satisfied with their performance: “The new Novomatic machines are highly attractive, innovative and easy to play. The customer feedback is excellent and certainly confirms this addition to our gaming floor.”

IGGR Group currently operates five hotels and 13 casinos around the world, including in Argentina, Egypt, France and Costa Rica.

Grand Casino Escazú opened on June 2013 and is one of the country’s most modern gaming operations.

Located on the first floor of the Sheraton Hotel in the trendy suburb of Escazú, on the outskirts of San José, the casino is ideally situated, just 350m from the Multiplaza Escazú shopping mall, while it also benefits from its proximity to Motorway 27 and the Juan Santamaría International Airport.

The casino floor features 140 slots with a range of jackpot games and prizes as well as a selection of live games including Rummy, Pai Gow, Roulette, Three Card Poker and Punto Banco.

The property also includes a poker room is dedicated to Texas Hold’em and Omaha Poker.

The casino’s Grand Rewards VIP loyalty programme is unique in Costa Rica and offers guests benefits both in the casino, the Sheraton Hotel and in various affiliated stores.

“We are proud of the extremely successful cooperation with our numerous customers throughout C.A. and especially with leading operators such as Grand Casino Escazú,” said Werner Josef Schwingshandl, Novo Panama’s Sales Representative for Central America.

“The casino is a long-time Novomatic customer and it is a great honour for us to work with the management on the basis of such a respectful business relationship. Their success is our business and we are always happy to contribute and support with our products and services,” he added.

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