As advanced by MGA a month ago, the company will be present at ICE AFRICA next 24th and 25th October, at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg (South Africa). Artur Porta, General Manager of the Industrial Division, looks into the reasons that lead him to take this decision and explains the latest developments the visitors will find in MGA’s stand.

According to Mr. Porta: “Africa, as an emerging market, is one of the most important challenges of future for MGA and, by extension, for the whole gaming and gambling sector. The African continent has the greatest potential economic growth expected in the coming years; improvement in living standards and, consequently, the increasing expenditure in leisure and entertainment, make us in the possibility of becoming part of this growth.

Specifically in the gambling sector, there are a lot of African countries which are beginning to regularize and accept this sector as a source of wealth, investment and job creation. For this reason politicians from different nations come to this event with the aim to listen and observe suggestions and experiences from other countries. Clarion, as organiser of this event, visualized this requirement and decided to launch the first time of ICE AFRICA where MGA must be there”

The General Manager of MGA’s Industrial Division tell about company expectations for ICE AFRICA. Within the goals set Mr. Porta points: “To have in-deep understanding of the African gambling sector situation and market reality, to visualize our opportunities both as manufacturers and operators, to establish partnership agreements with local companies in order to bring our products to casino operators in the countries with own legal framework”.

“MGA manufactures and sells high quality products for gaming and gambling halls, bingos and casinos, – continues Artur Porta – products which can compete with the main international manufactures both for excellent collections and technical reliability.

About the MGA product portfolio for the African continent, the General Manager of MGA’s Industrial Division says that “Roulette is one of the MGA’s star products because we can offer different sizes, versions, colours, etc., that allow us to provide the most diverse range of possibilities in the market. Modern, modular, reliable, user-friendly products, with a mechanical set-up that allows to match any peripheral if needed; we have a great adaptation capability to suggestions and proposals due to our proximity to the market and our sustained dynamism. Furthermore MGA is geographically really close to this continent that could be an advantageous placement over the other companies regarding logistics.

On this occasion we will take as a part of our product portfolio for the African market our last development: an electronic Blackjack for 5 players. A fresh and innovative proposal to make Blackjack a dynamic, swiftly, amusing and suitable for all kind of players, with multi-table and multi-hand game, tournament mode, automatic game mode… and we cannot reveal more secrets for the time being.

We will take the opportunity to advertise the visitors about our capacity to develop games to the on-line operators. Nowadays we have an extensive game portfolio renowned within Spanish operators, but we have also de capability to develop specific games on-demand, which enables us to easily adapt to every market requirements”.

To conclude, Artur explains that “the on-site and the on-line game will go hand on hand to ICE AFRICA. We will be present with the two product development areas: the tangible from the Industrial Division and the intangible from the New Technologies Division. Both are products from MGA factory, each one focused to its costumer that can be the same or a different one, but always developed with the same spirit, the yearning to do our best and with ingredients as innovation, quality, profitability and bearing in mind our customer convenience”.