In the six months to September 30, revenue in the gaming and systems division, which includes casino equipment, increased by 39.5%. The gaming segment recorded a profit of 2.0 billion in the reporting period, up 9.5% from a year earlier. The company said that its profit performance was negatively impacted by rising energy costs.
In the first six months of the year, revenue in the gaming and systems division was up by almost 40 percent. The revenue was just above JPY17.12 billion, compared to JPY12.27 billion in the prior-year period.
The gaming segment recorded a profit of JPY 2.0 billion in the reporting period, up from a year earlier.
The supply of casino slot machines and casino floor management systems is included in the gaming and systems division of the Japanese entertainment conglomerate.
In the casino gaming segment, the company operates in Australia and the United States.
The operation in casino facilities in North America and Australia reverted to pre- Covid-19 levels during the six-month period, though it didn’t specify if that was generic for the industry or for its own portion of the business. The market as a whole is on the road to recovery, even though other markets in some countries and regions are still affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Disruptions to global supply chains are resulting in issues, such as rising costs for machine parts and delivery delays of parts and materials, according to the firm.
pachinko games, digital entertainment, video games and mobile games, and sports are some of the things that the company is involved in. Aggregate revenue for the period increased by 6.4 percent.
The group-wide profit for the six months to September 30 was JPY19.85 billion, down from the prior-year period. The company said that its profit performance was negatively impacted by rising energy costs and amortisation of product costs due to new title releases and promotional efforts.
The interim dividend was declared by the board and will be paid on November 25.