Novomatic slots are kind of slot games that are developed by Novomatic, a firm that specializes in the production of casino games. In the beginning, this company was a land-based slot maker; however, they have now transitioned into a full-service gaming supplier, developing games that are available on land-based, internet, and mobile platforms across a variety of platforms. Twenty thousand people are employed by Novomatic, which has its headquarters in Austria. Novomatic distributes games in seventy countries, covering every gaming market in the globe. Although they manufacture online and mobile versions of table classics, bingo, and other conventional gambling games, their primary concentration is on slot machines that can be played in land-based casinos as well as their online counterparts.
The Management of Novomatic
HR Director Harald Neumann
Over the course of two decades, Harald Neumann has held a variety of executive positions, all of which have been with different technological companies. In 2011, he started his career at Novomatic as the Managing Director, and in October of 2014, he was promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Before becoming a member of the Novomatic team, Mr. Neumann was in charge of G4S Security Services, held the position of Managing Director at the Austrian Federal Computing Center, and worked in low-level management positions for both T-Systems and Alcatel. He attended Vienna University and received a degree in economics from there. Webster Vienna Private University is fortunate to have him as a member of the Advisory Board, which he serves with great pride.
Ryszard Presch, Chief Operating Officer
Since 2013, Mr. Presch has been serving Novomatic in the dual capacity of Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board. He has held this position since 2013. Mr. Presch is not only responsible for his tasks at Novomatic, but he also holds the positions of Managing Director and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of an Austrian Gaming Industries organization.
Thomas Graf, Chief Technology Officer
His father, Johann Graf, was the founder of Novomatic, and Mr. Graf is his son. In September of 2011, he became a member of Greentube, which is affiliated with Novomatic.
In addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Greentube, he has twenty years of experience working in the game business in a variety of sectors, including Research and Development, Marketing, Intellectual Property, and Operations Management.
Peter Stein, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Stein began his lengthy career as an executive in 1994, having worked his way up via the Corporate Finance department of Novomatic. 2006 was the year that he received an invitation to join the Board, and ever since then, he has been a member of that organization. The Vienna University awarded him a degree in business and economics, which he successfully completed.
The History of Novomatic
Essentially, the history of Novomatic can be traced back to Johann Graf. At the beginning of his life, Mr. Graf was brought up by his grandparents in a little village in Austria. This was not a fortunate beginning for him. Before making the decision to go into business for himself in the middle of the 1970s, he spent almost thirty years working in the butcher shop that his family owned. His firm, Brodnik & Graf, was able to take out a modest loan from a friend in order to begin the process of importing pinball machines from the neighboring country of Belgium and then reselling them to pubs and stores all around Austria.
The year 1980 was the year when Graf and his colleague came up with the concept of producing their own games, eliminating the Belgian middleman entirely. Their new business, which they dubbed Novomatic, quickly shifted its focus to the production of newly-legal AWP (amusement with reward) games. The first of these games was the Admiral gambling machines, which would soon become a household brand. These games were a huge success, and Novomatic quickly found themselves in a position to capitalize on the new legal framework that was about to be implemented throughout Europe. They started making video games for use in the markets of France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
Novomatic games were accessible in dozens of nations all over the globe by the year 1983; yet, they were unable to break into the market in the United States.
After that, the year 1984 arrived, and with it came the widespread availability of microprocessors and other gear that altered the composition of the machine gaming environment.
Over the course of the following decade, Novomatic was at the forefront of new developments in slot machines and other types of machine machines. 1994 saw the opening of the biggest land-based casino in the Czech Republic, which was established by Novomatic in collaboration with the city of Prague. In the latter part of the 1990s, it was possible to locate games manufactured by Novomatic in thirty different nations all over the globe, including the developing market in Africa.