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Novomatic has been selected by Vietnam’s new $2.1bn Corona Resort and Casino as premium supplier to the property, the opening of which marked the first time Vietnamese can enter such establishments within their country.

The Austria headquartered organisation is set to provide a range of gaming terminals, casino management system and media technology across its casino floor, designed to “excite tourists and local players alike”.

As a result of the agreement Novomatic and Ainsworth Game Technology are to occupy approximately 35 per cent of the entire slot floor, via a total of 200 slot machines and 125 electronic table games terminals.

Lawrence Levy, VP of global sales for Novomatic, commented: “We are delighted to provide a range of leading Novomatic and Ainsworth gaming machines, as well as the casino system and media solutions, to the new Corona Casino.

“The southeast Asia region is a strong area of growth for Novomatic, and we are extremely excited to play a major role in the development of Vietnam.”

In total the casino, situated on Vietnam’s largest island of Phu Quoc, is to house a total of 1,000 slot machines from a range of manufacturers, with the venue also encapsulating 100 gaming tables, offering eight types of games such as baccarat, roulette, blackjack, sic-bo and several forms of poker, in addition to VIP facilities, a private sky casino and three restaurants.

Peter Keijzer, general manager of Corona Casino, explained: “Casinos these days are not just about slots and tables anymore. We selected Novomatic because of their expertise, and we believe in helping companies discover new territories.

“Phu Quoc Vietnam is Asia but also has a lot of European customers, which is why Upffinity Management Company created a mix of slot and table products from all over the world.

“We had to build this casino in seven months so we needed fast and short communication lines – Novomatic and Jade Gaming performed and executed. It’s that simple.”