TGG Takara Gaming Group is nominated for “BEST B2B DIGITAL PLATFORM AND SOFTWARE SOLUTION” in 2018 G2E Asia Awards.
TGG boosts Asian VIP customer segment reach with world’s 1st Chinese Shooting Games showcased at London ICE Casino Gaming Technology Expo
(London) TGG Takara Gaming Group has successfully showcased the world 1st Chinese Shooting game “Fish Hunter” in a chance-based casino-graded gaming machine at ICE, the world largest Gaming Technology Expo last week in London, UK.
Fish Hunter is a real-time fish shooting simulation game with marvelous bonus features that has captured the video skill game market in China since it debut in 2009. TGG’s engineering team has once again distinguished the game engine flexibility by the successful conversion of this famous shooting game onto a casino gaming floor in partnership with a China based video game manufacturer. The innovative approach of the Chinese shooting game is now giving casino operators a whole new horizon of entertainment offering to their valuable Chinese VIP segment beyond the traditional Baccarat which has dominated the Macau market for over 5 decades.
TGG’s CEO comments “With the world’s first Chinese shooting game now made possible for casino players via TGG open-source technology, I am excited to see the casino operators are now back in control to take the lead of the product offering to their very own valuable customer in the Asian VIP and mass market segment, which accounted for 95% of gaming revenue in Macau. This could be the biggest thing of gaming innovation since the invention of slot machine 100 years ago and we are proud to be part of the team with casino operators and game manufacturers making that happens together.”
The Fish hunter has made it’s duet at the ICE totally gaming show 2018 successfully and it is expected to attract major video and mobile game manufacturers to join the development and bring the gaming industry towards the next chapter in conveying the brand new dimension of electronic gaming for casino floor.
TGG Eyes the Opportunity of Korea Gaming Market
In the October Edition of Inside Asian Gaming (IAG):
TGG CEO has discussed TGG’s current move into the Korea Gaming Market and the reason of Korea will be playing a vital role of Asian Gaming in the future.
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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. 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,” he said.
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,” he 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. He 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.
Reported by Hong Kong Trade Development Council
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC; Chinese: 香港貿易發展局) is a statutory body established in 1966 as the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based manufacturers, traders and service providers. The organisation has more than 40 offices around the world, including 13 on the Chinese mainland. The HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia, with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online.
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 TGG’s 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.
Innovation and the Network Effect
A platform is about building something that is open, inclusive, with an emphasis on strategic focus. The ability to leverage the network effect of a platform gives an advantage over competitors in every industry. Microsoft Windows in the 90s, Apple’s APPs and the iTunes store over the last decade. Uber and Airbnb in more recent years are examples of the fastest and most disruptive companies in their industry leveraging the network effect of a platform, at the same time bringing valuable creativity to the market and generating revenue growth.
TGG Takara Gaming Group is the first Interactive Entertainment company in Asia with a 3-in-1 “Landbased iGaming & Social-Media” cross-channel platform; designed with a strategic focus on bringing together game producers and players into interactions to encourage innovation. This then becomes a competitive advantage, transforming the gaming products in an open, inclusive, thriving ecosystem.
For Ernie Suek, co-founder of TGG, leveraging of the network effect isn’t a new concept to him. Besides setting up TGG, Ernie is the chairman of the Neway Group in Hong Kong, a pioneer in the Asian entertainment industry with a total workforce of 4000+ employees. Listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 1992, Neway has successfully utilized the cross-business “network effect” by integrating Music, Movie, Concert Productions, Celebrity Management, and Social Media into an entertainment hub. This network value has led to a snowball effect that allows Neway to dominate the multi-billion dollar Karaoke Entertainment business by operating thousands of karaoke rooms in 4 different cities and countries in the region. TGG is also working towards the same advantage by creating a strategically focused platform in the gaming industry. Powered by a vast 200+ casino gaming titles library, TGG’s 3-in-1 “Landbased iGaming & Social-Media” cross-channel platform is built upon the GLI-11 and GLI-19 international gaming standards which are recognized by 475 gaming jurisdictions worldwide, making the TGG platform ready for both landbased and iGaming markets globally. The advanced HTML5 technology has also provided a solid foundation for a real-time deployment of games in both the Landbased and iGaming sectors with minimal engineering effort.
More production attracts more consumption, and consumption leads to the demand for innovation and variety. Traditionally, slot machines provide entertainment via games of chance, for which players have almost zero interaction with the game itself as it is based on pure chance. TGG’s renowned “Game of Control” concept means to bring the new generation of interactive entertainment elements into gaming. On top of the traditional game of chance theory and mathematics, the “Game of Control” concept will provide more opportunities and more options to the players, so as to create a sense of “Control” by allowing players to interact with the games and altering the pattern of winning without affecting the actual payout. TGG’s first patent-pending gaming title “Blackjack Impossible” is built with such a mechanism and the company will have more “Game of Control” gaming concept titles available to the market later this year.
TGG now has operations and business partners in all 5 continents including Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Cambodia, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Serbia, and Kenya, giving a solid foundation for pursuing new verticals and strategic alliances, well positioned for future revenue growth.