Slot machines are a kind of casino gambling machine with multiple reels that spin when a button is pushed. Slot machines also helps to detect and validate the currency that is injected to play. The machine pays off in accordance with the symbols visible when it ceases to stop. Ease of government regulations is one of the crucial driving factors for the growth of the slot machines market. Slot machines are one of the major revenue contributors to any country despite stringent government regulations across the globe. Employment opportunities coupled with communal welfare funding is anticipated to propel the demand for slot machines in the coming years. Increasing tax revenues generated from slot machines is a key driving factor for the legalization of online gambling. Government initiatives to verify and check the legality of vendors and offer fair opportunities to other market players is expected to drive the growth potential of the slot machine market. Wide availability of substitutes is predicted to restrict the growth of the slot machines market over the forecast period. Revenue generated from slot machines are likely to stimulate the utilization process of social development and welfare in order to attract the local audience. This in turn is expected to drive the development of the slot machine market over the forecast period. Increasing online sale of slot machines is likely to be one of the driving factors for the development of the market over the forecast period. Rise in popularity of reconfigurable electronic gaming machines is projected to impact the growth of the slot machine market over the forecast period. SlotsMillion, an online gambling provider has introduced the technology and is expected that other players are likely to adopt more new kind of technologies in due course of time.
The slot machine market can be classified by technology into computerization, reels, video slot, random number creators, payout percentage, fraud, linked machines, and jackpot errors, among others. Computerization held the significant market share of the slot machines market in 2016 and is likely to retain its dominance over the forecast period. The processer in the slot machines allow for different probabilities of occurrence of any outcome which authenticates the randomness of any event. This is expected to drive the computerization slot machines segment over the forecast period.
By geography, the slot machine market is segregated into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Europe held the dominant market share in 2016 and is likely to retain its dominance over the forecast period. Replacement of customary gambling machineries with radical skill-based machineries is likely to impact the growth of the slot machine market over the forecast period. Massive amounts of international revenue generated through gaming and gambling is expected to drive the slot machine market over the forecast period. North America is expected to hold a significant share of the slot machine market owing to the rise in popularity of slot machines in this region. Ease of government regulations to fuel the growth of revenue generated through gambling is likely to drive the growth prospects of the market in this region. The U.S. is expected to be the major revenue contributor of the slot machines market in North America by the end of the forecast period.
The slot machines market is highly competitive in terms of price, product differentiation, and game type. Vendors are developing new and innovative business models in order to dominate the market share globally. Increase in the adoption of online gambling through constant innovation is likely to drive the slot machine market over the forecast period. Key players in the slot machine market are IGT, Scientific Games, Galaxy Entertainment Group, Aristocrat Leisure, NOVOMATIC Group, Ainsworth Game Technology, ASTRO Gaming, Gaming Partners International, Konami Gaming, Universal Entertainment, and Everi Holdings, among others.
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