Accompanied by the magnificent sound of Bulgarian national pipes and drums, 5,000 professionals from the industry stepped inside the tenth anniversary edition of the leading gaming event in Eastern Europe – BEGE Expo.
The impressive performance of the folklore ansamble Chinary greeted the visitors and emerged them in the show. BEGE Expo is initiated by The Bulgarian Trade Association of Manufacturers and Operators in the Gaming Industry (BTAMOGI) and is supported by the Bulgarian State Commission on Gambling.
With more than 80 companies from 20 countries presenting their latest solutions and product portfolio the exhibition introduced the latest technological achievements and gathered representatives from the global gaming industry. The organisers reported visitors from Eastern Europe including Georgia and Cyprus, as well as representatives of the branch from UK, Italy, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and USA, concluding a very successful first decade of the BEGE Expo history, stepping boldly and ambitiously in the second decade.
This year BEGE Expo went under the slogan “Bulgaria – the technology hub of the Balkans”, which meant to highlight the importance of the gaming industry as an initiator of technological achievements and innovations.
The two-day program of the exhibition was tight with various events and accompanying activities. The humanoid robot Sanbot greeted the visitors at the opening ceremony of the event and set a tone of good mood, kept all through the trade show.
Day two was even busier and started with the official BEGE Awards ceremony, acknowledging people and companies for special contribution and excellent achievements. Among the companies who were honored were Zitro, NOVOMATIC, Casino Technology, Euro Games Technology (EGT), Intergames (with Konami), Interblock, Abbiati, BetConstruct, NYX Gaming Group, Advansys, Bet3000, Suzohapp, Change Italia, Innovative Technology, Quixant, Fininvest and Alberici.
The event concluded with the traditional discussion between operators and representatives of the Bulgarian State Commission on Gambling.