Presented for Your Amusement
IMA 2010 will take place in Düsseldorf, 19th January to 22nd
January, and will once again see exhibitors showcasing coin-operated
products and vending machines for the amusement and gaming industries. A
broad range of gambling machines and a wide variety of electronic
equipment, sports and gaming machines, as well as money management systems
for amusement arcades will be presented.
The amended gambling regulations introduced over the last two years in
Germany have boosted confidence and given rise to a sharp increase in the
number of new developments. This long-overdue move saw Germany‘s gaming
laws modernized and brought into line with international legislation, which
has triggered large numbers of new ideas at IMA.
New opportunities afforded by the 2006 Gambling Ordinance and the efforts
by games designers have given great creative impetus to this industry in
the past years. The focus in today’s market is often on screen-based games,
with new machines that offer a broader range of games packages to
supplement cylinder and wheel-based machines.
A logical consequence of the economic situation on this industry has been the
increase in the proportion of machines financed through leasing or rental
agreements, many of which options will be explained at the show. And new
restrictions now exist imposing a maximum payout limit on cash-paying
machines, some of which will be shown at IMA 2010.