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Novomatic is a major Austrian conglomerate with more than 40 years of history. It was established by an entrepreneur Johann Graf who used to sell mechanic pinball machines, so he was quite familiar with this market. The gambling industry was rapidly developing in the West, so Graf thought that he could expand it to the East as well. He understood that in Austria or any bordering country there is a demand for traditional slot machines. So, in 1980 he rented a space and started to create his own machines. And in just a year he managed to sell to Europe his first batch under the brand Admiral.
Just in two years, the company became one of the major players in Europe placing dozens of slots throughout the resorts in the Alps. And in 1984 it became one of the most prominent companies in the gambling industry in Western Europe. Novomatic achieved that so quickly by designing and implementing innovative functions to its slot machines. For example, in 1985 it became the first provider that presented to the public machines with a double screen.
In the late 80s, the company began its expansion to the East. At that time Novomatic not only created gambling machines but also was one of the founders of the newest casinos. First, it opened parlors with slot machines in Czechoslovakia and then continued to conquer other socialistic countries. By the beginning of the 90s, the company already had more than 30 offices in different countries of Eastern Europe and those that other providers considered to be risky like regions of South Africa and Asia.
Novomatic is a huge conglomerate. It consists of dozens of different companies and provides all types of services in the industry of gambling, both online and offline. Johann Graf still holds the full package of shares for Novomatic Group. As of right now, his fortune is worth approximately 8 billion dollars which got him to the list of the 200 richest people in the world according to Forbes. He is considered to be one of the most powerful businessmen in Austria, and in 2008 he even got an Austrian Man of the Year award.
The company is always looking for fresh solutions for the gambling industry. It opens multiple entertaining centers in Europe, where you can find any type of gambling activity and all the conditions to make your stay as exciting and comfortable as possible. As for the online entertaining, since 2011 the Greentube company handles all the development of software for Novomatic. This is one of the major companies in the conglomerate. The studio not only develops new titles but also reprocesses and refines the old ones to make them compatible with the newest standards of the industry.
Types of games
In the brand`s collection, you will find more than 300 titles, all with different features and functions of gameplay.
When you first visit the most famous online casinos, you will most likely see the titles from Novomatic. Among them will definitively be Book of Ra, Columbus, and Sizzling Hot, which are considered to be modern classics. And others, like Lucky Lady’s Charm, Ultra Hot Deluxe, Mega Joker, and many more. Those are the most popular and famous products that Novomatic produced over the years. Many of them were developed a long time ago, but they still manage to keep their places in the various ratings.
Up until recent times the company primarily produced slot machines with 5 reels and a very limited number of pay lines. And one of the things that is worth mentioning is that Novomatic was the first company that separated the sound in their games into 2 categories – background music and gaming sounds – so the gamblers could switch them on and off separately. And almost in all the titles, you will find some special bonus features like bonus rounds, free spins, special Scatter and Wild symbols, and risk games.
As for the innovations, they didn`t stop in the 90s. GreenTube started the development of the new projects with advanced 3D graphics and bonus functions. The company tries to explore new themes like adventures, mythology, and fantasy. Also, it is quite common to use romantic themes in slot machines to broaden the audience. But even with all those innovations, the developer won`t forget about the beloved fruit machines. GreenTube also releases those slots with a renewed design and new bonuses.
Over the years Novomatic created many different products with progressive jackpots. In 2019 the company released the festive slot Wish Upon a Star with a 4-level jackpot. With separate tiers, the player has more chances of winning, so the slot itself becomes more attractive for users. The most famous games in the same category are Big Five, Asian Fortunes, Ultra Sevens, Rings of Fortune, and many others that you can find in many different gambling portals.
Advantages and special features
Slot machines from Novomatic have some advantages that make them stand out among other brands.
- Bright graphics. The interfaces of Novomatic games are usually quite simplistic. So bright symbols really stand out.
- Constant updates. One of the main concerns of the company is the renewal of old but legendary titles. Novomatic constantly updating its most prominent project to make them interesting for new generations of gamblers. For example, Book of Ra already has 8 versions.
- Clear and solid reputation. Over the years Novomatic gained multiple awards and got all possible licenses in the industry. The company cherishes its reputation as it helps to get more profit which leads to higher prizes for players.
- Special features and bonuses. Most Novomatic slots have special extra rounds that are incorporated into the general plot and promise their users multiple prizes. Aside from that, each machine has its unique bonus feature and a risk game to make the gambling process even more exciting.
- High RTP.Another solid feature of Novomatic is RTP which never goes below 94%. The average RTP for Novomatic is 95-96%, which is quite a good number for players.
And to reassure you once more, all the slots are tested by the eCOGRA which is an independent certification company that makes sure that the gambling process is fair. And aside from slot machines, Novomatic develops different table and card games, although they are not so well-known as other products.
The Novomatic brand works under jurisdictions of different countries, so it has different licenses to distribute its products and work in the gambling industry. If you visit an official website and open a tab with all the legal documents, you will find licenses from the authorities of Great Britain, Malta, Italy, Spain, Romania, Latvia, Belgium, and others.
In 2017 the company earned another certificate. Now from WLA Responsible Gaming Standard. This association is considered to be a reputable authority.
In 2019 11 subdivisions of the Novomatic Group willingly passed the inspection and got international certification by G4 standards. This testing expands far beyond usual legal regulations. To get such a document a company must have the highest ethical norms, strict policies about minors and responsible gaming, and many others.