- February 24th, 2012
The 33rd Annual Irish Gaming Show 2012
Pivotal Year for Irish Gaming Industry
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2012 - the Year of the Irish industry? As the long awaited Irish legislative review advances in the corridors of power in Dublin, the Irish Gaming Industry looks forward to a regulated environment where operators can invest in their facilities, knowing they are licenced and regulated and as legally compliant as any other business in the country.
Thankfully, getting to this point will be a paper exercise for the vast majority of operators who run their business according to international best practice, making the Irish trade one of the best self regulated industries in any jurisdiction. However, the legislative review will not be all sweetness and light as the ambiguity around everything from stakes and prizes to casino operation and bingo to online betting. No one actually knows the parameters they will be able to operate under or specifically, what limitations there potentially may be on their business compared to today. Even with this uncertainty, life must go on and indeed business must go on as operators strive to reinvent their consumer offering to continue to attract the leisure spend that is the lifeblood of the gaming industry.
With talk of austerity ever pervasive in Ireland it is heartening to hear many operators say, “Its not as bad as people say it is”. This fact is borne by the amount of purchasing operators at the London shows and indeed by the full house expected at the Irish show with stand space sold out and a range of product on display never seen before in the Irish market. The staple diets of machines, amusement and gaming are all there as well as new offerings for the Irish industry in Bingo, Lottery and even a sneak peek at some online initiatives that land based operators in Ireland can get involved with.
We look forward to seeing you all at the Green Isle on the 6th & 7th!