By Ian Neubauer
“This is going to be a very exciting year for us as it will see the Australian launch of our new Viridian gaming machine and Gen7 platform this month,” said Aristocrat executive general manager – Australia and Asia Pacific, Warren Jowett.
“We are very confident there will be a strong early uptake of the new machine in the first quarter, which will set us up in a strong financial position for the remainder of the year.”
“Furthermore, we plan more game approvals in the major domestic markets and are expanding our game portfolio to include new bonus and jackpot categories, and more mid- and high-denomination products, particularly in NSW, ACT, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania. We have also renewed our focus on the South Australian market,” he said.
A complete transcript of Jowett’s predictions for the gaming industry — along with those of 37 other industry figureheads — will appear in the Industry Leader’s Forum issue of Australian Hotelier. National distribution is scheduled for the second week of February.