A casino in Italy is reporting strong profits from Konami’s linked slot game, Smash Smash Festival.
Last November, the historic Main Hall of Italy’s Casinò Sanremo became a key launch site Smash Smash Festival.
Unlike other linked land-based slots games, Smash Smash Festival’s biggest jackpot does not increase, it increases the number of prizes instead.
Dr. Marco Calvi, slot machine & online game director at Casinò Sanremo, said Smash Smash Festival is proving very popular with players at the casino.
“Across the large main hall and overhead in the Mezzanine, players instantly recognize when the piñatas pile up into the 20’s and even the 30’s,” he said.
“These increasing mystery prizes and the €10,000 jackpot offer an incredible spark of excitement,”o.
Casinò Sanremo features six rooms and is regarded as one of the best casinos in Italy. It has over 470 slots games with most of them provided by distributor Intergames.
“Konami games consistently perform well above floor average at Casinò Sanremo, however we’ve seen exceptionally strong performance with the latest Smash Smash Festival linked product,” Dr. Calvi said.
Meanwhile, Konami Gaming has also announced the promotion of Casey Whalen to the position of Vice President of North American Game Sales. Whalen joined Konami in 2012 as director of regional sales where he showed a great aptitude for working in tough Western markets.
Jay Bertsch has also been promoted to the position of Vice President of Global Systems. The long-time Konami staffer has been credited with playing a key role in growing the business globally, including a successful stint in Australia.
“For years, Casey Whalen and Jay Bertsch have provided key support in championing Konami customers and advancing Konami’s market presence,” Thomas Jingoli, executive vice president & chief commercial officer at Konami Gaming, said.
“They offer outstanding leadership and expertise for our sales division, with proven ability to achieve operational targets.”