Hiten: “Helping to create the atmosphere which is part of the show’s proud history”
The 26th edition of SAGSE in Buenos Aires was beset by difficulties that were no fault of the organizing team, more of a reflection of the current economic situation in Argentina. Despite those circumstances the show went ahead and Merkur Gaming became, once again, the focal point of the event.
SAGSE was forced to change from its traditional November date to September: a date too close to G2E for comfort in the view of many expected exhibitors. Merkur Gaming, as a Gold sponsor of SAGSE, chose to continue to support its (established in 2017) local team, Merkur Gaming Argentina, with a full team, hospitality in the ever popular Merkur Beer Garden and presentations of its popular Avantgarde and Evostar cabinets plus top line games such as Pharao’s Riches, Deep Sea Treasure and Asian Challenge.
Together with fellow Gauselmann Group companies, cash handling experts GeWeTe and edict, the world exclusive provider of Merkur slot games for the online gambling market, Merkur Gaming put on a great show, one that saw the Merkur booth as the focal point of the entire show floor.
SAGSE may have been smaller in scale than previously but was no less vibrant, thanks to the enthusiastic reception provided by its visitors. The post-show news that, for the 2019 event, SAGSE will return to its traditional November slot in the calendar was received extremely positively by all and points the way for the show to once again become the representative event for gaming across not just Argentina but across Latin America.
Summing up SAGSE Charles Hiten, CEO of Merkur Gaming Americas, noted: “SAGSE had its challenges this year but faced up to them well. Merkur Gaming was proud to be able to once again play its part as a major exhibitor and sponsor, helping to create the atmosphere which is part of the show’s proud historyand successfully doing business where there was business to be done. We look forward to SAGSE returning to its traditional place in the annual show schedule and once again proving to be a calendar highlight.”