AGS ACQUIRES ALL ASSETS OF LEADING TABLE-GAME INNOVATOR IN BET GAMING
In Bet Founder, President, and CEO Ronald LaDuca Joins AGS’ Sales Leadership Team
LAS VEGAS – August 19, 2019 – AGS (NYSE: AGS) (or the “Company”) today announced that it has acquired all assets and operations of New Jersey-based In Bet Gaming (“In Bet”), a leading developer of proprietary table games and table-game side bets. AGS also announced that In Bet’s Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer Ronald LaDuca will joinAGS’ executive team as Vice President of Table Products Sales.
AGS Senior Vice President of Table Products John Hemberger said, “We have had a strong partnership with the In Bet team for a number of years, and in 2017 we bolstered our relationship by acquiring five of their dynamic table progressives that continue to drive business for us today. Now, in addition to investing in the remainder of their innovative game assets, we are thrilled to welcome In Bet Founder, President, and CEO Ron LaDuca to our sales team in a leadership role. We will leverage Ron’s many trusted, long-term relationships with table-game operators to continue to grow our table products business, while capitalizing on In Bet’s pioneering inventions to drive revenues and player engagement in the casino pit.”
LaDuca, a gaming industry veteran of 30 years, brings more than a decade of executive experience to AGS. He founded In Bet Gaming in 2009, leveraging his years of table games experience in casino operations to develop new concepts for games that add excitement to the casino pit while providing players with the opportunities for a more rewarding experience. Before founding In Bet Gaming, LaDuca served in numerous table-game operations roles, helping to open the Showboat Atlantic City; Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut; and West Virginia’s Mardi Gras Casino & Resort and The Greenbrier.
“I’m thrilled that AGS has purchased In Bet’s remaining assets and feel confident that our exciting game inventions will continue to attract and engage players across the globe in the hands of the experienced and passionate AGS development, product management, and sales teams,” LaDuca said. “I look forward to joining Team AGS and helping continue their momentum in table products.”
Under this agreement, AGS acquired four proprietary games from In Bet Gaming:
- 3 Card Blitz™ — an exciting, fast-paced flush-based game in which the player and dealer compete to get the higher-valued hand.
- Dragon Poker™ — a four-card poker game in which players build traditional poker hands with a special deck of 53 Asian-themed cards.
- Double Down Blackjack™ — a quick-paying blackjack-style game in which players vie for the higher point total against the dealer.
- Straight to the Flush™ — a new poker game in which the player builds their largest straight or flush and goes heads-up against the dealer.
These games, along with numerous AGS table products innovations, will be on display at the Global Gaming Expo October 15-17 in AGS’ Booth No. 1253 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Click here to get your free G2E pass.