After a successful EAG, Hull-based digital bingo manufacturer Wexel Gaming returned to the ExCel on 5 February with a more international market in mind for its linked bingo solutions.
Wexel Gaming exhibited its collection of digital bingo solutions in ICE 2019’s bustling Bingo Pavillion last week, with the manufacturer looking to appeal to the expo’s international audience.
Showcasing several different systems at the event, Wexel Gaming managing director Sean Young and sales and project manager Chris Shipley found that the company’s ticket on-demand linked bingo kiosk was popular with the North American market, while self service gaming tablets were popular with both the European and South American market.
Describing the former, Young said: “Our fully self service kiosk allows operators to offer bingo without the need for extra staff.
Customers can use an intuitive touchscreen to decide how many tickets they want for whichever game they want to play at any particular time. If the customer is not in the venue when the game is played, an illumination on the side of the kiosk will flash to let customers know that there has been a winner in that venue. The customer can then check their serial number into the system which will tell them if they are a winner.”
Also on display was Wexel Gaming’s linked bingo system, which runs from 10am every morning through till early evening depending on how many players are left on the link. With strong sales last year, the liquidity of the linked system continues to increase, and this factor will be magnified when the National Bingo Game is implemented in time for the summer season.
“The more units we roll out, the more liquidity the links get, which means more prizes and longer running games,” continued Young. “When the liquidity of the link dies away, the terminals switch to bingo variants in venues. We are also very excited about the National Bingo Game, which will be installed in the next few months.”
While Wexel Gaming’s linked bingo system has built up a strong reputation in the industry, a brand new product on the company’s stand – and one not specific to bingo – was its Digital Singapore Kiosk, which Young explained has been a result of a collaborative effort.
We developed that with a company called Willow Communications, and they have a back office system which allows operators to upload promotional material digitally” he concluded. “There’s been strong interest in that from both casino, bingo and arcade operators, as well as in our gaming tablets and self service kiosk.”