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 20, 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 i Pad shows that - if they want it - the technological future is in their hands.