Merkur Gaming: Sunshine in Las Vegas
Las Vegas. Merkur Gaming US returns to NIGA in its new venue, Las Vegas, and with a brand new game range created in America, by Americans and for Americans. The new range are creations of Sunshine Games, itself based in Las Vegas and the sister company of Merkur Gaming US. Also featured are game creations from High 5 Games, the internationally famous creators of some of the most popular slots in casino gaming history.
Charles Hiten (l.), Chief Executive of Merkur Gaming Americas, and Mike Halvorson (r.), Chief Development Officer of Sunshine Games.
On booth 501 of the North Halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center Merkur Gaming US is all set to, with great pride, present an all new range of ‘created in America’ games from Las Vegas based Sunshine Games. Sunshine Games has just celebrated its first full year of working from its base in Las Vegas. The company is headed by long time industry veteran Mike Halvorson, Chief Development Officer, who has put together a great and very hard working team of gaming professionals and what they have achieved in such a short time is remarkable. Sunshine Games took just 9 months to produce its first games: the first two which, Taco Tuesday and Amulet of the Pharaoh, were previewed at last year’s G2E show.
The significant fact is that these games are, as has become something of an in-house mantra, ‘Designed in America, by Americans, for Americans’. That addresses, head on, the sometimes heard objection to new, foreign owned, vendors that want to come to the US gaming landscape, namely, NIH … not invented here. Merkur Gaming US understands the absolute need for our own American games style and we are fully utilizing the strengths of Sunshine Games and High 5 Games to provide just that. Now we come to the next, and very important, step in our development, the NIGA show in Las Vegas. We will have on display there the range of Sunshine Games creations to date, plus those of High 5 Games, and we very much look forward to the reaction of show visitors to what they can see there and play for themselves.
As associate members of NIGA Merkur Gaming both understands and fully supports the National Indian Gaming Association as the show moves into its 33rd year (making NIGA the longest running trade show in the history of the gaming industry) and continuing its work to protect and preserve the general welfare of tribes striving for self-sufficiency through gaming enterprises in Indian Country. We expect and predict a great show, where 184 tribes come together, and Merkur Gaming US will be there to play a full and active part.