Novomatic Group subsidiary ISO certified; DRGT appoints director; Market analysis suggests Minnesota could make millions from Twin Cities

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Novomatic DRGT Minnesota Novomatic Group’s OCTAVIAN DE ARGENTINA has announced it has been certified according to ISO 9001:2008: an industrial standard certificate acknowledged for quality management systems by the International Organisation for Standardisation (Hence the ISO).

The news is that Octavian Argentina has now obtained the ISO 9001:2008 certificate for development and production as well as for sales and technical service of software and hardware for electronic gaming industry and online management software.

Fabian Grous, Managing Director of Octavian Argentina, said: “The ISO 9001:2008 certification is an important and internationally acknowledged certification that guarantees high product and service quality. A very positive additional effect of the certification preparations is the fact that our processes and procedures have been further optimized and costs reduced by the improvement of efficiency and productivity.”


Slow machine provider, DR Gaming Technology (DRGT), has announced the appointment of a new director of sales: Joost van Egeraat. A press release states the position has been created to further bolster the international sales support.

Mr. van Egeraat has previously held international positions at Orion Gaming and the Suzo Happ Group. Beginning his new position on 1 March, his first official exhibition for DRGT was at the Irish Gaming Show.

“This gives me the perfect opportunity to introduce myself to the international gaming market as Sales Director for DRGT powered by SiP. I have been working together with DRGT for many years and have great respect for the company,” Egeraat said.


A comprehensive economic and market analysis has revealed that Minnesota would receive between $726 million and nearly $1 billion in new revenue from a Twin Cities casino during its first five years of operation.

The projections are based on studies of MinnesotaWins, a proposal by White Earth Nation Indian tribe to build a metro-area casino with net revenues split equally between the tribe and the state of Minnesota.

A market feasibility study conducted for White Earth concluded that the success of a metro-area casino does not depend on a significant expansion of gambling.  Instead, the region’s population growth would accommodate both a new casino and the existing tribal casinos.


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