Vlt: over 3400 rooms opened for almost 40 thousand terminals, and shortly new platforms on the market (exclusive of GiocoNews.it)


Vlt: over 3400 rooms opened for almost 40 thousand terminals, and shortly new platforms on the market (exclusive of GiocoNews.it)

vlt_igtThe Italian market of Videolotteries continues to rise and, at the end of April, it has a number of active terminals in all the Peninsula close to 40 thousand units (in the middle of April, the number of the terminals installed was already more than 39,400 terminals) for a market share that has now reached 70% of the possibility in virtue of the about 57 thousand rights acquired by the network concessionaires and the market expects to reach this number by the end of this year. From June, however, we will also have some novelties on the videlottery network with the launch of the new network concessionaires that now should be three, but we will have to wait for the official verdict of AAMS with the final allocation of the concessions, now only provisionally assigned. The most interesting datum about videolotteries, however, is the one of the number of dedicated rooms operating in Italy (because it has been not officially published, but GiocoNews.can anticipate it) that in the middle of Aprile has already exceeded the 3400 units . We have 700 rooms more than the previous updating provided last year on these pages.

 

But the market will undergo further changes during next weeks, because of new (and particularly awaited) entries of products. According to what GiocoNews.it can report, in fact, the american platform of Bally – dealing with a process of approval for almost a year and a half, through the SisalSlot concessionaire – would be close to be completed after finishing the first part of the approval and having started the testing phase, which (unless of course further complications) generally needs no more than one month to complete the file. Also the platform of the Cirsa concessionaire could be shortly ready. It, as now everybody knowns, is hologating a proprietary technology, that is to say coming from the Spanish mother house and not by technology suppliers as all other concessionaires do. The latest innovation in the market, then, could be the one of the videolot Lottomatica concessionaire, which is preparing the debut of IGT products on its own network.

(You can find a full report about italian Vlt market on netx issue of Gioco News paper review – May 2012: you can read it also online with our digital edition!)