Euro Games Technology of Bulgaria doubled its stand space for the second South-East European Gaming Expo in Belgrade, Serbia, last week.

"When we attended the first event last year we didn’t expect much and thought it might have been a provincial show," said the company’s Gergana Kutseva. "However, we were so impressed that we decided to double up this year."

She added that EGT does not regard Serbia as on of the best markets at the moment, but the company recognises that it will get better. "This is also a good event for meeting operators from Croatia and Slovenia," said Kutseva.

Operators in the region are currently looking for cheaper equipment, so EGT had a wide range of single-screen cabinets on show in addition to its high-end models. "As the market develops they will want better machines," added Kutseva.

"Most of our sales are still single-screen games here and to gaming halls and arcades. The market is not sophisticated yet, but we believe it will get there in time. We can compare the market to Bulgaria in its early days and we see it developing in a similar way, moving from gaming halls to casinos. The new casino in Belgrade is certainly taking things to a different level."

The Vega Vision slant-top dual-screen cabinet that made its world debut at ICE in January was presented for the second time by EGT, as well as five new games - Age of Troy, Summer Bliss, Book of Magic, Casino Mania and Kashmir Gold.