Ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning at Rimini Fiera for the 25th edition of ENADA Spring, the international gaming and amusement machine expo, which hosts 400 companies in an exhibition area of 40,000m2 until Friday.

So it’s a “silver wedding” for the expo that Rimini Fiera organizes (in March in Rimini and October in Rome) on behalf of SAPAR, the association representing approximately 1,500 owners, manufacturers and resellers of amusement and gaming machines.

SAPAR chairman Raffaele Curcio commented, “The gaming sector is always under the microscope, due to the real problems involved, which we do not underestimate, on the contrary : we are committed to preventing compulsive gaming and safeguarding minors. As well as this however, we also want greater attention to be paid to the sector, since there are numerous companies involved in the gaming and amusement machine trade. As the key trade association we shall put forward proposals to submit to the new Government, which we hope will be formed quickly.”


Rimini Fiera chairman Lorenzo Cagnoni said, “25 years of expo sum up a trade that had grown enormously over the years, a development to which we are honoured to have made a positive contribution. From the halls, as well as business opportunities, a message of prevention also arrives, for responsible gaming, which we fully share.”


Alberto Giorgetti, member of the last legislature’s 5th Commission - Budget, Treasury and Programming of the Chamber of Deputies, also took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony: “I hope the new Government takes office rapidly and makes clear choices on the gaming world. Policies that face the various topics globally are necessary, to avoid independent initiatives being taken at local level, which sometimes penalize companies unjustly.”



Precisely in the week leading up to the first race of the Formula 1 season in Australia, there is a fantastic driving simulator: players climb aboard a car fitted with original tyres and a steering wheel identical to that on F1 cars. Then there’s the 5D Simulator, a “pocket-sized” game zone, in the sense that a high-impact attraction can be set up in a space of just 18 m2. There’s a “travelling” 6D cinema able to host up to six spectators. The extremely famous Temple Run arrives in amusement arcades from the smart phone world. Also on show, an attraction for basketball fans able to recognize wild balls and uncontested open shots; and, again on the subject of basketball, another game that, thanks to a Web connection, can compare performance by players all over the world. There is also a very entertaining game for two players equipped with a piston compressor: if the light stops in the lowest point, it will inflate a balloon until it touches the circular saw that will… burst it! At ENADA, there is also Pocket Club for Fun, the Web’s most popular poker room. Table soccer fans at the expo will be able to challenge Francesco Bonanno - world champion in this discipline.