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Strength of TGG Gaming Platform acknowledged with Deployment in Singapore

Singapore – TGG Takara Gaming Group, the leader in platform technology for gaming content, today announced it has gone live with casino content on the highly regulated Singapore Slot Club markets.

TGG CEO Raymond Chan said, “Singapore is a key marketplace for Asia Gaming and to see our product deploying here this month, is a recognition of the investment we have made as part of our commitment to a market led strategy.”

Singapore Slot Clubs have been around for decades. There are around 70 clubs in the country operating a total of around 1,700 gaming machines regulated by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS).  100% of the clubs’ profits are ploughed back into the Singapore local community.

TGG products are now deployed in two Singapore country clubs.  Initial TGG Gaming launch titles include classics such as 3-Kingdom, and will soon be supplemented by recent high performers such as Japanese Monster and the Chinese-Favours Rolling Gold.

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Japan Ingenuity – a TGG Story by Inside Asia Gaming

Macau – Inside Asian Gaming speaks to TGG Interactive co-founder Raymond Chan about the incredible potential Japan offers in regards to creativity and innovation for the gaming industry – By Ben Blaschke
 
For Hong Kong gaming technology company TGG Interactive, the opportunities Japan opens up for the gaming industry as a whole extend well beyond casino walls with the nation’s proud history of technological innovation and recreational game production ripe for the picking. “Most people, when they talk about Japan, focus on the casinos that are potentially going to open and the fact that it is going to be a huge market.” says TGG CEO and co-founder Raymond Chan in an exclusive interview with Inside Asian Gaming. “But from our point of view, the most important thing is that because Japan is such a huge market, it attracts a lot of innovation and a lot of talent from different companies. This creates a golden opportunity to find talent in Japan. “And it’s not just TGG that should rely on that. The whole casino gaming industry should be looking to Japan’s creativity as an opportunity,” says Chan, whose company has already made considerable inroads into the European, South American and more established Asian markets such as Macau, the Philippines, Cambodia and Korea. “This is the perfect opportunity for the industry as a whole to take advantage of Japanese innovation.”
 
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Hong Kong’s TGG joining 420 Global CEOs and executives in Japan Gaming Congress 2017

TGG Takara Gaming Group, creator of the world’s first open operating system based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for casino gaming devices, is proud to be the supporting sponsor in the second edition of Japan Gaming Congress (JgC), which is taking place in Tokyo on 10 -11 May, 2017. The event features thought leaders including, Mark Frissora, CEO, Caesars Entertainment; John Raczka, Former VP Entertainment Development & Operations, Melco Crown Entertainment; Masayo Watanabe, Senior Manager Sub-Leader for the Integrated Resort Support Office, Ernst & Young Japan; Masahiro Terada, Senior Manager, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (Japan) and Ed Bowers, CEO and Representative Officer, MGM Resorts Japan, LLC.

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The Co-founder & CEO of TGG, Mr. Raymond Chan is selected as the Speaker in the panel session of “Opportunities for local prefacture community and firms from various sectors”, discussing with other gaming experts about the opportunities and ideas that Japanese companies would have in the international gaming market as well as the local Japanese market.

Mr. Chan said,  We also discuss the current situation affecting the international Electronic Gaming market which is accounting for over 70% of gaming revenue in Las Vegas, and the entry barriers to the market from the USA, Europe to Australia and Asia, and soon to include Japan.”

hong-kongs-tgg-joining-420-global-ceos-executives-japan-gaming-congress-20172The recently released white paper by Global Market Advisors (GMA) suggests that ‘slot machines will have a far more prominent place’ in Japan’s ‘machine-centric gaming culture’. The study projects that slots will initially take up 45% of Japan casino gaming floors. Base on the study, Japan has the ability to generate $10.9 billion to $24.2 billion in gaming revenue based on the scenarios outlined in the study,” continues Raymond, “Japan has been preparing itself as potential gaming hub in Asia for a long time and it is the third largest economy in the world. There’s no doubt that the local economy will be benefited.”

Following the recent approval of the Integrated Resort Promotion Bill, Japan enters a new era having legalized gaming. With an estimated $40bn market at stake reported by Bloomberg, people from various industries are targeting this lucrative market.

A three day educational forum that offer clear, practical insight and understanding into the casino legislation in Japan. Held at the Grand Hyatt in Roppongi, the congress is expected to draw strong participation from both domestic and international firms interested in the development of integrated resorts in Japan.

Interactive gaming is taking off in Hong Kong and not just among kids

Hong Kong – Hong Kong-based gaming technology company TGG has strengthened its position in the global gaming market by achieving GLI-11 certification from Gaming Laboratories International, the world’s leading gaming certification organisation. 

TGG develops platforms primarily for the casino gaming market, as well as games for the casual, “free to play” market, a growth sector that itself generates, through advertising, much like social media, annual revenue of between US$35 billion and US$50 billion. 

GLI-11 certification acknowledges that TGG’s Linux-powered Open Gaming Platform meets the industry’s highest global standards for security and stability. This means TGG joins a select group of players in a casino gaming industry estimated to be almost US$400 billion in size. Raymond Chan, co-founder and CEO, believes this to be a first for any Hong Kong technology company. “We are one of the few GLI-accredited company in Asia, and one of not more than 20 in the world,” said Mr Chan.

Fostering Innovation

He described the concept as a fresh approach to fostering innovation for the electronic gaming industry by offering game developers and operators significant freedom and flexibility to design gaming products that meet global regulation requirements, and the possibility to extend beyond gaming by its social platform integration.

“Being the first Hong Kong gaming technology company to be awarded GLI-11 certification puts us in the best position now to provide long-term value to our global customers, partners and regulators,” Mr Chan said. “GLI’s global capabilities will enable TGG to more effectively meet the needs of the gaming industry, further increases TGG coverage with the top-tier global gaming markets.”

In another development, TGG announced in April a partnership agreement with leading Japan-based pachinko gaming studio, Prime Works, in Tokyo and Osaka. Mr Chan said that the quality of Japanese game creations and the added capabilities they offer will enable TGG to more effectively meet the needs of the casino gaming industry at large.”

TGG’s headquarters are located in Hong Kong with an R&D laboratory at the City University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) Research Institute. Its products are now being deployed around the globe including Mexico, Peru, Serbia, Singapore and South Korea.

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Hong Kong’s TGG Ventures Into Japan’s $40 Billion Gaming Market, Joining Forces with Leading Tokyo Gaming Studio

Tokyo – TGG, the Hong Kong-based gaming technology company, has further strengthened its market position in Japan through a recent partnership agreement with leading Japan-based pachinko gaming studio – Prime Works, in Tokyo and Osaka.

“TGG’s commitment to fostering innovation in electronic casino gaming has been significantly strengthened by teaming up with our very first partner from Japan and a 10-year Japan Gaming Veteran in the pachinko gaming creation sector,” said Raymond Chan, TGG.’s co-founder and CEO.  “The quality of Japanese game creations and the added capabilities they offer will enable TGG to more effectively meet the needs of the casino gaming industry at large.”

Prime Works is the first Japan-based gaming studio to have recently joined the HIRO platform, a turnkey solution developed by TGG to create an open gaming marketplace that connects game developers and the lucrative global casino gaming markets.  Since 2008 Prime Works has been a leading pachinko design company in Japan with game studios in Tokyo and Osaka.  In partnership with TGG, Prime Works’ game designers will team up with TGG’s engineers to bring the very best Japanese gaming creations to the global, real-money gaming market on the HIRO platform, and release them along the TGG global casino distribution network.

With the recent announcement concerning the legalising of casinos by Japan’s parliament, the Japanese casino gaming market offers enormous future potential.  Investment bank CLSA estimates that Japan could emerge as a $40 billion a year gaming market, almost 2x larger than Macau at $27.1 billion and 6x of the Las Vegas Strip at $6.3 billion.

Since 2008 Prime Works has been a leading pachinko design company in Japan with game studios in Tokyo and Osaka. In partnership with TGG, Prime Works’ game designers will team up with TGG’s engineers to bring the very best Japanese gaming creations to the global, real-money gaming market on the HIRO platform, and release them along the TGG distribution network.

Via the HIRO API, specifically designed for electronic gaming, Japan game developers can now focus their attentions fully on content development. At the same time they can also enjoy reduced certification periods and fewer distribution barriers of the highly regulated casino gaming markets worldwide, which will soon include Japan in the near future.

 

TGG Hits the GDC San Francisco with 27,000 Global Attendees, Bridging the Gap Between Game Studios & Gaming Players

San Francisco – The 31st annual Game Developers Conference® (GDC) is taking place next week in San Francisco.  TGG, a pioneer in open platform for real-money gaming, is proud to be the exhibitor alongside with the gigantic global game creators including Playstation, Tencent, SEGA, Nintendo and 27,000 attendees from around the world for learning, inspiration and networking.

TGG will address the future of real money gaming and how to bridge the gap between the game studios and the new players segment, who are going to be the trendsetter for the new economy, by application of technologies like AR (Augmented Reality) and AI (Artificial Intelligence), which could be forecasted in the new trend of casino gaming.

“We’re proud to present TGG’s pioneering open gaming platform, HIRO, to GDC visitors & media. Given that the real money gaming industry is a cash cow generating hundreds of billions revenue per day in a regulated environment, it is at the same time set with high entry barrier for new comers. HIRO is a fresh approach to foster innovation for the casino gaming industry, giving developers and gaming operators significant freedom and flexibility to bring to market new products that meet global regulation requirements faster and at a lower cost,” said Mr. Raymond Chan, CEO and Co-founder of TGG Interactive.

Added Chan, “the situation is the same for both gaming and game industries. The focus is shifting to the Millennium who is going to be the trendsetter for the new economy. Application of technologies like AR could be forecasted in the new trend of casino gaming. Innovation is in high demand to create a new trend of gaming fun.”

TGG is bringing an open gaming platform HIRO to the market, a turnkey solution that allows developers and game studios to bring their creativity to the gaming industry, in one single creation and the developers can access both the Land-based and Internet Gaming markets, not to mention the company’s future development in the social platform combining Land-based and Internet together, which will create a new ecosystem to stay connected with players 24/7.  The new ecosystem is bringing in new waves of opportunities that you can imagine.

 

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TGG Strengthens Global Market Position with GLI-11 Certification awarded by Gaming Laboratories International

TGG, a Hong Kong-based gaming technology company, further strengthened their position in the global gaming market after being the first technology company in Hong Kong awarded the GLI-11 certification by Gaming Laboratories International for its renowned Linux-powered Open Gaming Platform (OGP).

TGG’s renowned Linux-powered Open Gaming Platform is the world 1st masterpiece of game aggregation technology meeting the highest security and stability requirements for the land-based gaming industry.  The concept is a new fresh approach to fostering innovation for the electronic gaming industry by offering game developers and operators significant freedom and flexibility to design gaming products that meet global regulation requirements, and the possibility to extend beyond gaming by its social platform integration.

Gaming Laboratories International is the world’s leading gaming certification organization for over 25 years, working with more than 475 gaming jurisdictions in 20 locations globally with a professional team of mathematicians and compliance engineers to ensure the integrity of the gaming industry.  “GLI-11 is the established standard for gaming devices and systems around the world,” said Raymond Chan, TGG’s co-founder and CEO.  “Being the very first Hong Kong gaming technology company to be awarded GLI-11 certification puts us in the best position now to provide long-term value to our global customers, partners, and regulators.  GLI’s global capabilities will enable TGG to more effectively meet the needs of the gaming industry, further increases TGG coverage with the top tier global gaming markets.”

TGG’s headquarters are located in Hong Kong with a R&D laboratory at the City University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) Research Institute.  The products are now being deployed around the globe including Mexico, Peru, Serbia, Singapore and Korea.

TGG Extends Its Gaming Network in Serbia with Balkan Bet

TGG Takara Gaming Group, the world’s pioneer in open platform Gaming Entertainment has proudly announced its strategic partnership with Balkan Bet in Serbia.

Under the strategic partnership agreement, TGG will further aggregate its landbased and internet gaming products together with a vast variety of games to Balkan Bet, be providing the Serbian gaming market an incomparable gaming experience on the gaming floor.

Balkan Bet is a major bookmaker with over 115 betshops throughout Serbia’s premium locations since 1990 and is also an online gaming operator in Serbia as well as the Eastern European market. Balkan Bet was the first to enter the Bulgarian market where 75% of its player base is now established.

Raymond Chan, CEO, and co-founder of TGG said, “we’re delighted to provide an exciting gaming concept to the Serbian gaming market with the great support from Balkan Bet. Such strategic partnership allows TGG to bring in bold ideas to maximize the gaming excitement to the next level in Serbia, and opening up the Eastern European market for TGG in the future.”

TGG Announces Gaming Agreement with BETEAST

Hong Kong – TGG, the world’s pioneer in open platform gaming entertainment technology is pleased to announce the signing of an electronic gaming integration agreement with the global online betting operator – BETEAST.

Under the agreement, TGG will provide customized electronic gaming integration to BETEAST that has offices in six countries and employs over 500 people to deliver sports betting as well as casino and e-sports experiences to over one million customers globally. The integration agreement will grow BETEAST’s portfolio of slot games for their top-rated real money internet gaming operations while allowing TGG to expand further into internet gaming.

“TGG is proud to partner with BETEAST and supply them with our vast content library,” according to Raymond Chan, CEO & co-founder of TGG. He added, “we’re fully confident in our ability to provide a top selection of games to such a prestigious partner, and work toward enhancing the gaming experience globally.”

BETEAST is an internationally licensed online betting operator and the kit sponsor of English Premier League side – Swansea City AFC, whose superstars include Ki Sung-Yueng, who serves as captain of South Korea’s national squad. BETEAST’s UK-facing site operates on the TGP Europa platform along with Asian-facing operators TLCBET, Fun88 and 12Bet.

TGG and Elite Gaming Operators Partner to Maximize Gaming Innovation in Mexico

Mexico – TGG Interactive, the world’s first open platform Interactive & Gaming Entertainment company has proudly announced its strategic partnership with Elite Gaming Operators in Mexico.

Under the strategic partnership agreement, TGG will further aggregate its landbased gaming products with Elite Gaming Operators while Foliatti Guadalupe Casino is the main interface of such partnership, and the first deployment has been a great success since this summer at the Foliatti Guadalupe Casino, which is located in Monterrey, the largest city of the northeastern state of Mexico.

According to Miguel Angel Ochoa, the president of the Mexican Gaming Association, the casino boom in Mexico will continue for years and will double its size before the end of 2018. “TGG sees the opportunity and we are excited to extend our business network to the Central America with such kind of strategic partnership,” said Mr. Raymond Chan, CEO & co-founder of TGG. He continued, “Elite Gaming Operators is a highly respected company with a complete network of the casino operation and having a great flow of traffic. We are delighted to have such opportunity to bring in exciting gaming concepts to the market with Foliatti Guadalupe Casino in Mexico and the rest of Central America.”

The recent partnership of TGG and Elite Gaming Operators demonstrates the optimism of both parties towards the industry. It is also a great honor for TGG to cater the needs of the Mexicans through the support of the local strategic partnership with Foliatti.