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ENADA SPRING INAUGURATED YESTERDAY - THE GAMING & AMUSEMENT WORLD AT RIMINI EXPO CENTRE

Press release n. 9 of the 15/03/2018 13.30.19 ( download )

.At Rimini the 30th edition of the international show dedicated to gaming and amusement
organized by Italian Exhibition Group, in collaboration with the SAPAR Association
and the support of the European Gaming and Amusement Federation


At the show the new Rimini Amusement Show section with eSports in the spotlight

For the sector in 2017 a turnover of around 100 billion and tax revenue of 10 billion euros


Rome, 15th March 2012 . 30 years of ENADA Spring. Yesterday morning the inauguration was held at Rimini Expo Centre of the thirtieth edition of the show dedicated to the gaming and amusement world, Southern Europe´s leader for the trade, which Italian Exhibition Group is organizing until Friday 16th in collaboration with SAPAR (the Association that for 56 years has been the reference point for 1,500 venue managers, manufacturers and resellers of amusement machines) and the support of EUROMAT (European Gaming and Amusement Federation).

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony participants included the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Rimini and Forlì - Cesena, Fabrizio Moretti, along with SAPAR chairman Raffaele Curcio and IEG president, Lorenzo Cagnoni.

The President of the Chamber of Commerce of Rimini and Forlì - Cesena, Fabrizio Moretti said, ´I believe the approach to socially sustainable gaming that stands out at this show is positive. I think that the social problems involved must be faced with initiatives of an educational and informative nature, whereas only taking action with regulations across the board doesn´t help to solve the problems.´

SAPAR Chairman Raffaele Curcio commented, ´We are celebrating the 30th edition of a show that has given considerable satisfaction. Unfortunately, recently our trade has experienced difficulties caused by a superficial approach that is not balanced and often ideological, and is putting it at risk. There is considerable difference between the regulations and reality, ´physical´ gaming is being treated pitilessly and control of online gaming is culpably lacking. The result is that companies are closing, employees are loosing their jobs and revenue for the treasury is diminishing, while these areas are being occupied by uncontrolled situations. I doesn´t seem a balanced sensible choice to me.´

President Lorenzo Cagnoni concluded, ´IEG appreciates the commitment of SAPAR, at the show and during the year, to spread the culture of responsible gaming and fight illegality. This is necessary to face even the most delicate issues, in a balanced manner and without demagogy. The show is celebrating its 30th edition, a really enviable result in the trade fair world and this journey has been made along with the companies and the relative trade Association. We are the leaders in Southern Europe and an absolute reference point for the trade. We claim the right to contribute to the growth of a business sector that ensures profit for companies, employment and satisfaction for the treasury.´

100 BILLION EUROS PLACED IN BETS IN 2017 AND 10 BILLION IN TAKINGS FOR THE TREASURY
Approximately 100 billion euros were spent on gaming in 2017, with an increase of approximately 4.2% compared to 2016 and tax revenue for the government of approximately 10 billion euros.
In 2017 the online gaming market grew by 22% on 2016 figures, with an overall cash flow of 1.2 billion euros. Another winning category for online casinos is that of the slot machines, which account for 35% of the overall turnover. Slot machines will drop by approximately 34% within April 2018, which is another important sign of the shrinking market of games and bets.
Sources: Italian Customs and Monopoly Agency - Agipronews - Italian Customs and Monopoly Agency / Milan Polytechnic
THE NEW RIMINI AMUSEMENT SHOW SECTION IN THE EXPO HALLS eSPORTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
In the expo area, organized in four halls in the West wing of the Rimini expo centre, the new feature is Rimini Amusement Show, the new section dedicated to the world of games without cash prizes.
The spotlight was on eSports, which have over 24 million fans in Italy. When talking about eSports, one refers to a series of videogames that are connected with real sports and can be part of the Olympic context. At ENADA Spring, there is an area dedicated to eSports, where Expo TV is holding the Rimini Amusement Show 2018 Trophy under the aegis of FEDERESPORTS, the sports federation that promotes and coordinates videogame activity in Italy at both amateur and competitive level, with the partnership of the ASC Sports Promotion Association recognized by the CONI.

Among the new products, Kids Driving School, a circuit for teaching road safety. Set up by Golden Games, it simulates a real driving school for kiddies, with innovative pedal karts and miniature road signs. Space is also dedicated to revival, with a new edition of the legendary ´Parrot´ which twenty years ago was a worldwide amusement champ. Darts fans continue to increase and Radikal Dart, from Spain, offers the additional possibility of playing online and competing at a distance. There is a wide increasing choice of virtual sports with betting platforms that are increasingly sophisticated and safe.
ENADA Spring is also hosting all the leading gaming licensees with their proposals for venues owners.


FOCUS ON ENADA SPRING
Organizers: Italian Exhibition Group SpA and SAPAR; Category: International exhibition; Frequency: annual; Edition: 30th; Entrances: South and West entrances - trade members only. Payment at entrance. Full price ticket € 25. Reduced rate ticket: € 5; Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Group Exhibition Director . Italian Exhibition Group SpA - Sport & Entertainment: Patrizia Cecchi; Group Brand Manager: Andrea Ramberti: Brand Manager: Orietta Foschi; exhibitor info: enada@iegexpo.it; Web site: www.enadaprimavera.it.


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