After its two years hiatus the Balkan Entertainment & Gaming Expo (BEGE), together with its accompanying Eastern European Gaming Summit (EEGS) conference returned to Sofia, Bulgaria’s Inter Expo Center. Merkur Gaming, a longstanding supporter of the event, played a key part by presenting a booth packed full of innovations that proved a big attraction to the show’s visitors.
On Day 1, the aisles were thronged with visitors, both national and international. Supported by cash handling experts GeWeTe and Merkur eSolutions, Merkur Gaming highlighted their new linked progressive jackpot Red Pocket and a selection of Merkur Mystery games that drew major attention from booth visitors. Also shown was the ETG (electronic table games) attraction Merkur Roulette and – as always with Merkur trade show events – there was a constant stream of visitors that enjoyed the top-class food and beverage catering on offer. On the evening of Day 1, the traditional BEGE awards event was held at Sofia’s Marinela Hotel. The awards event was accompanied by a spectacular show party, featuring several notable performers.
Day 2 of the show was quieter than its predecessor but still an exceptional day for Merkur. Customers and business partners from surrounding countries in the region ensured that the booth was kept busy.
Athanasios Sakis’ Isaakidis, Merkur Gaming’s chief executive, international, said: “BEGE has been a great event for Merkur. I want to thank the entire team for the hard work that they have put in, our success here is definitely down to all their efforts. I also want to thank our customers and business partners, here in Bulgaria and also throughout the region, for showing us such great loyalty and support during such difficult recent times. But, as we have seen here in Sofia, BEGE is back, Bulgaria is buzzing once again and the future for all Balkan gaming enterprises looks extremely bright. I can guarantee that Merkur will continue to maintain and increase its commitment to all of the markets that have supported us so well and made us a key supplier in the region.”