1on1 with Kevin Weir at Electrocoin

1on1 with Kevin Weir at Electrocoin

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Kevin Weir: ‘Monte Carlo has been developed entirely in-house’

Kevin Weir, business development director for Electrocoin Sales, discusses the launch of the company’s latest digital multigame, Monte Carlo.

Totally Gaming: How has business been for Electrocoin over the last 12 months?

Kevin Weir: We have seen continued growth in the ticket redemption sector and its associated support systems. Ticketing and cashless systems are growing from strength to strength. Solutions from leading manufacturers in the field, such as Elmac and InterCard, have been a big growth area for us.

Cashless systems are very much in the thoughts of operators. They are looking for it to be very much central to their operation. Many companies see it as part of their customer offer going forward, and we are a big part of that.

TG: You serve a wide variety of sectors – from coastal amusements to adult gaming sectors. How is the UK market currently performing?

KW: I get the feeling that business has been pretty good for operators. There’s quite a buoyant atmosphere out there. The main problem the industry faced through the spring was the introduction of the new £1 coin. This will go away as time moves on, but through the spring it was challenging for everyone involved.

TG: One of Electrocoin’s latest developments is the Monte Carlo platform. How is the solution performing?

KW: Monte Carlo is our new digital multigame platform. It has been developed entirely in-house and features our own content that you won’t find anywhere else. The game is housed in the Elektra cabinet, which was launched at ICE and very well received. Orders were placed without anybody having one on site.

The Monte Carlo test figures that have run for six months now across various Independent Operators Association (IOA) member sites have been rock solid, and these are getting better as time goes on. We recently received endorsement from Essex Leisure, another IOA member has come in and placed orders, and we are in discussions with various other operators.

We see Monte Carlo as a huge project going forward. It’s been five years in development, and we are convinced that digital – certainly in the pub sector – is only going one way. The pace at which digital is growing is phenomenal, and we see ourselves very much as part of that.

Electrocoin’s full range of amusement and gaming products – including the Monte Carlo – will be on display at this year’s Park Avenue Open Day, which takes place at the company’s head office in London on June 7. Click here for more information.

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