21 April 2017
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.
24 February 2017
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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16 January 2017
TGG Strengthens Global Market Position with GLI-11 Certification awarded by Gaming Laboratories International
Hong Kong – 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.
16 December 2016
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, 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.”
15 December 2016
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 customised 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 porfolio 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 licenced 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.
21 September 2016
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 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 honour for TGG to cater the needs of the Mexicans through the support of the local strategic partnership with Foliatti.
12 May 2016
TGG Takara Gaming Group Kick-off Participation in G2E Asia
Macau – TGG Takara Gaming Group will proudly participate for the first time in its
homeland at the Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia), Asia’s largest gaming entertainment exhibition at Venetians Macao this month from 17th to 19th of May 2016.
TGG Takara Gaming Group is the first Interactive Entertainment company in Asia with a 3-in-1 “Landbased iGaming & Social-Media” cross-channel gaming platform; designed with a strategic focus on bringing together game producers and players into interactions to encourage innovation, unlocking the fun of gaming in the new generation wherever located, via whatever devices.
“The ability to create and leverage a strategic focus 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,” said Ernie Suek, chairman of Neway Entertainment Group and co-founder of TGG, “TGG is working towards the same direction in the gaming industry, creating a competitive advantage by networking a vast 200+ gaming titles library on its 3-in-1 “Landbased iGaming & Social-Media” cross-channel platform, transforming the gaming products in a thriving ecosystem.”
TGG’s 3-in-1 “Landbased iGaming & Social-Media” cross-channel platform is a masterpiece built upon the GLI-11 and GLI-19 gaming standards which are recognized by 475 gaming jurisdictions, making it ready for both commercial and government gaming operations in most Landbase and iGaming jurisdictions globally.
“Our strategic focus is to create a foundation leading to the demand for innovation of products and operations in the gaming industry,” said Raymond Chan, co-founder & CEO of TGG, “We had a great success presenting our platform and vision at the Colombia FADJA show last month in South America. Now, we’re very excited to participate for the 1st time in G2E Asia at our homeland!”
Raymond Chan will also be one of the speakers of the iGaming Tech Talk Forum, which is newly introduced on the show floor where iGaming companies present and share ideas. It reflects the growing importance of interactive, mobile and social gaming worldwide. He will share the theory behind creating the 3-in-1 cross-channel platforms and how it will lead to the demand for innovation and variety.
Visit TGG : Booth 926, Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia), The Venetian Macao
15 April 2016
TGG Kick-off Participation in Colombia at the FADJA 2016
Bogota, Colombia – TGG proudly presented the 2nd generation Linux-based Open Gaming Platform (OGP) at the FADJA 2016, Colombia’s largest gaming trade show at Bogota from 13th to 14th of April 2016, for manufacturers, distributors, national and international operators from the Gaming Industry.
Raymond Chan, CEO and co-founder of TGG, said, “to participate in FADJA, one of the most important trade show of the gaming industry in the Andean region, will give TGG a solid foundation to establish its network and business in the emerging market of South America.” Raymond Chan continues, “ we’re here to present for our South America partners and game developers, to show them our ability to bring the best of the gaming product to the South American market and hope to spread the fun of gaming to the region.”
TGG is a global gaming entertainment company with a strategic focus on combining the fun of interactive entertainment with the real money land-based and internet gaming experience with its world 1st Open Gaming Platform built upon the GLI-11 gaming standard to ensure the gaming excitement is in the highest levels of integrity.
21 February 2016
TGG and Genesis Gaming Announce Strategic Partnership – First Partnership in Industry to Offer a true Open Platform for Global Land-based Gaming Markets
Vancouver, Canada – TGG Takara Gaming Group, the world’s pioneer in open platform Gaming Entertainment are pleased to announce to sign a memorandum of understanding with Genesis Gaming to deliver world class video slot games to landbased casino operators, a partnership that promises the industry’s first open gaming platform for both landbased and internet gaming channels – an approach that offers greater selection and operation efficiency for casino operators.
To this partnership, TGG is bringing its industry first GLI-11 standard open gaming platform and its casino management system integration to offer Genesis Gaming a rapid, scalable delivery channel to offer premium electronic gaming products for casino operators worldwide. Genesis Gaming is a key supplier of slot content to the most prominent manufacturers and operators in the casino gaming industry including IGT, Novomatic, and Microgaming with its reputation on experience and performance.
“We are very excited to work with the well renowned GENESIS team. Opening up our platform was a natural development for us and together we can offer diversify electronic gaming products for the challenging casino market,” said Raymond Chan, CEO of TGG Takara Gaming Group.