Straight outta Sofia (that's in Bulgaria), EGT Interactive has been striking one for the east Europeans for years. Concentrating on Flash and HTML5 games for online and mobile of late (but many that have been adapted from land-based casinos) EGT's games are known for gorgeous graphics and great gameplay.
But the gaming firm isn't just known for its video slots; EGT's touch-screen live dealer games and electronic blackjack and bingo terminals are sold to casinos around the world.
The company now employs over 800 professionals and its games and products are used in over 65 countries.
Launched in 2002 in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, EGT (Euro Games Technology) started out with a slot - a decent effort called Gladiator - and proceeded to move up the Bulgarian gaming food chain with further slots releases.
Expansion followed, first into Russia but also into other East European markets like Romania, with newer games being released at land-base casinos. The 'Classic Blend Jackpot System' launched in 2005 which featured state-of-the-art touch-screen panels and mega jackpots. The newly-launched progressive system allowed up to 64 machines to be linked to a single network.
Further expansion into Macau and other jurisdictions followed, and the Vega Vision Series of slots was released in 2008. Essentially, the Vega Vision allowed players to pick from any one of 17 EGT slots from one terminal.
Further innovations came out in 2012 and 2013, with multigame software allowing EGT players to pick from blackjack, roulette, slots or bingo games from a single cabinet.
Like other land-based pioneers like Bally, EGT have been slow off the mark with releasing online versions of their games, although a tie-up with their games and the Apple iPad shows that - if they want it - the technological future is in their hands.
For casino players, EGT has developed a series of top progressive jackpot games, linked across terminals and casinos.
4 Happy Hits features four levels of mystery jackpots named after the card suits, Diamonds, Hearts, Spades and Clubs, with major prizes given out to just players in a single casino, a local area (LAP) or a countrywide 'wide area' (WAP).
4 Happy Hits, as with other linked games like Lady's Cards and Diamond Life, 3D graphics across huge monitors is the order of the day.
Progressive jackpot slots aren't just the preserve of EGT's land-based players. Online casino players can enjoy Burning Hot, with five paylines and a progressive (as well as tonnes of classic 'melon and orange' style icons) plus similar AWP fare like Flaming Hot and 40 Super Hot.
If progressives aren't your thing, spectacular new releases like the magic-themed 'Green Collection' contains titles like Fortune Spells, Forest Tale, Game Luck and Rainbow Queen, all of which feature 10 paylines, expanding symbols and free spins bonus features.
As well as slots, EGT develops touch-screen technology for land-based casinos. LTTR (Luxury Touch Table Live Roulette) features a real-life roulette wheel for the croupier to spin, but bets are placed by up to six players via a touch-screen layout.
Similarly, Roulette VEGA features a mechanical wheel that spins automatically after players bet via touch-screen panel in front of them. Think AMATIC's Roulette Jeu and you're on the right lines.