1. Did ICE 2016 surprise you in any way?
Attending ICE 2016 has been truly rewarding on all levels because we met a large number of highly qualified operators and we had the chance to share opinions with the most important decision makers of the online gaming field.
I’m sure that we sowed the seeds for important partnerships that are going to be highly profitable.
2. You presented your innovative solution that allows players to play your slots on their TV. What can you tell us about it?
This solution brings all the fun and excitement of the online gaming straight in front of everyone’s sofa and, most of all, it further enhances the continuity of the game experience among all the different devices available to players.
3. Was 2015 successful for your company?
We already hold a strong position in the Mediterranean region, especially in the Italian market, where we already number commercial agreements with major Italian operators, but during 2015 we further boosted our presence by signing new agreements with many other top level .it operators.
To date, World Match provides its casino games to tier-1 Italian operators such as: Eurobet, Betpoint, Totosi, Active Games, Goldbet, Sisal, Stanleybet, Intralot, Merkur-Win, BetFlag, Casinò Sanremo, Microgame Network, Lottomatica etc…
Furthermore, in 2015 we were the first to release a sizeable bouquet of Mobile games in native iOS and Android technologies.
Game revenues dramatically increased in 2015 compared to previous years, which further proves that World Match’s games are market-leading products.
4. You launched a lot of new exciting slot games in 2015. Can we expect any new titles to be released in the upcoming months?
With regard to production, we’re going to maintain the average of two game releases per month, which is one of our main selling points, because it allows us to provide our customers with an ever-expanding game portfolio.
We are then going to release approximately twenty-five new games in 2016 and we took the opportunity of ICE to officially introduce the first six new Slot Machines: Egyptian Wild HD, Fruits 4 Jackpot HD, Rainbow HD, China Long HD, all with original features that enchant the players, plus the online version of two of the most popular AWPs by Baldazzi Styl Art, Night Vampire HD and Angeli e Demoni25 HD.
At ICE we announced also the release of our most successful games in HTML5: eleven Slots that boast exciting in-play animations, hi-quality sound effects and great special features for a game experience that is second to none.
And since we believe that mobile gaming is (and may still be for a long time to come) the driving force of the gaming market we’re going to quickly expand the HTML5 game portfolio with more than twenty upcoming Slots.
5. What are your plans for the upcoming months?
Back in 2015 we were the first to release the online version of one of most successful land-based Slots, Xcalibur HD by Magic Dreams, which was shortly followed by a further eight titles out of their best-sellers.
In this perspective, one of our objectives for 2016 is to increase the commercial agreements with the operators of the land-based markets.
On a parallel path, we are going to distribute some of our most popular online Slots on the land-based market: we recently signed a new agreement with Baldazzi Styl Art according to which Baldazzi will release the land-based version of three of our most successful titles, the first of which being Book of Pharaon HD.
Even though the Italian market plays a key role for our business, we’re also looking at other European scenarios such as Spain, UK, The Netherlands.
We recently submitted the application to the DGOJ (DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE ORDENACIÓN DEL JUEGO, the Spanish regulating body) for the certification of our game products that already comply with the requirements of the Italian regulator, while we have already been authorized by the Gambling Commission to provide our gaming services in the UK market.
We have also appointed our advisors for studying other markets in order to understand how to comply to the requirements of different regulations.