955 Grier Drive, Suite A
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Phone: 702-361-3166
Fax: 702-331-7555
Website: https://aruzegaming.com

Key Personnel

Takahiro Usui - CEO and Chairman of the Board
Eric Persson - Global Chief Operating Officer, Board of Directors and President of Aruze Gaming America
Justin Arcemont - Managing Director of Global Sales and Assistant General Manager of Aruze Gaming America
Cameron Louis - Aruze Gaming Australia - General Manager
Riaan Swart - Aruze Gaming South Africa - General Manager
Michael Snyder - Aruze Gaming Latin America and Caribbean - General Manager

About Aruze Gaming America

Aruze Gaming is a global entertainment company that designs, develops, and manufactures slot machines and gaming devices for the global casino market. Aruze Gaming’s principles are to create fun and entertaining experiences, to build trust and maintain global relationships to foster a strong gaming culture, to provide quality products and content for all customers while offering exceptional customer service, to be socially responsible by supporting and encouraging responsible gaming initiatives and to dream and challenge conventional wisdom by thinking out-of-the-box with no compromises that transcends not only on different industries and domain, but also on generation and gender. Delivering excitement and enjoyment is the ultimate objective of product development at Aruze.

 

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New Class III Aruze Gaming series - Wild Explosion

The new Cube-X Vertical®80 games Wild Explosion Get ‘Cha Gold and Wild Explosion Get ‘Cha Money™ are exploding with personality and great gameplay. As bets increase, both games go from 5 reel, 6-rows with 60 lines to up to 9 rows with 99 lines and the Wild Explosion feature enabled during base gameplay.

When the Wild Explosion feature is enabled, special Wild symbols may land with a counter and are held between spins. If their counter reaches zero, they might explode into expanded wilds, and could cause other special wilds to explode too. Both games also feature some incredibly catchy feature songs, memorable characters, free games, and four progressive levels. Boom, boom baby! We’re gonna get that cash tonight!

 

Contact an Aruze Account Executive today at Sales@Aruze-Gaming.com!

Aruze Gaming Expands into Latin America with the Leadership of Michael Snyder as Vice President and General Manager

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA/Aug. 22, 2018/PRNewswire – Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) is pleased to announce that they have expanded their sales offices to Latin America and the Caribbean. This new division will focus on offering product and services to this area. Aruze had previously been represented in these regions by an excellent network of distributors, who Aruze thanks for their support. Aruze plans to phase in direct factory support over the next 6 to 12 months.

Justin Arcemont, Managing Director of Global Sales for Aruze Gaming, states, “The Latin America and Caribbean markets are key to Aruze’s growth plans in 2019 and we are very excited to bring the markets under our umbrella.”

To support this new endeavor, Aruze is also excited to appoint Michael Snyder as Vice President and General Manager of Latin America and the Caribbean. As Vice President and General Manager, effective August 6th, 2018, Michael will oversee Aruze’s operations in the new territories. His responsibilities will cover Business Development, Sales Strategies, Marketing, Product and Service functions. 

Justin adds, “I am very confident that Mike’s expertise will give Aruze the guidance needed to meet and exceed our goals.”

Michael’s career in the gaming industry spans over 30 years, most recently as an owner and operator in various properties in Ecuador, Peru, Columbia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Michael’s gaming career started in 1984. His responsibilities revolved around providing electronic table games, sign technology and Keno equipment worldwide in such markets as the United States, Australia and Asia. Michael entered into the slot market as the Midwest General Manager for Casino Data Systems (“CDS”) in 1997. Following the acquisition of CDS by Aristocrat Technologies in 2001, Michael relocated to Florida where he held the position of General Manager of Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2004, Michael left the supplier side of the industry to venture into the operations side in Latin America. Throughout his entire involvement in Latin America he has built and maintained fantastic relationships with many of the market leaders. In 2017, Michael retired from his businesses in Latin America and returned to the United States.

Throughout Michael’s career, he has built several “startup” companies both inside and outside the gaming industry. Michael has served 23 years in the United States Air Force/Air National Guard where he was decorated for his service during the first Gulf War.   

Aruze is confident about their growth in these jurisdictions under the leadership of Michael Snyder. "This is one more important step towards growing Aruze into a dominant market leader," says Eric Persson, Aruze Gaming’s Global Chief Operating Officer and President of Aruze Gaming America.

For more information, visit www.aruzegaming.com or contact Michael Snyder at Michael.Snyder@aruze-gaming.com.

 

About Aruze Gaming

Aruze Gaming designs, develops, and manufactures slot machines and gaming devices for the global casino market. With affiliates in America, Hong Kong, Australia, South Africa, Macau, Philippines, and Japan, Aruze Gaming produces innovative gaming products, including high-resolution video and stepper slot machines, communal gaming products, and multi-terminal devices.

For more news and information about Aruze, please visit http://www.aruzegaming.com.

A Chance To Set The Record Straight

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - Recently the press has reported that Mr. Kazuo Okada has been arrested by Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (“ICAC”). It is important to note that no charges have been filed against Mr. Okada. He and his family would like to make clear that they are the victims in this situation and Mr. Okada would like to take the opportunity to set the record straight regarding the false and malicious allegations made by Universal Entertainment Corporation (“UEC”) and its senior executives.


These allegations are the latest attempt by UEC to harm Mr. Okada’s reputation. After UEC’s apparently failed attempt to have the Hong Kong Police take action against Mr. Okada, it is now relying on the same flawed UEC Special Investigation Committee Report to make spurious allegations to the ICAC. The speed at which UEC issued a press release announcing Mr. Okada’s arrest reflects a pattern of repeated attempts to discredit Mr. Okada.

The ICAC was formed in the 1970’s in Hong Kong predominantly to combat public corruption, particularly among government employees. Among their powers is the ability to make an arrest without a warrant, based on allegations presented to them. Mr. Okada voluntarily presented himself to the ICAC to answer their questions regarding the allegations raised against him. The first time the ICAC heard Mr. Okada’s side of the story was when he voluntarily presented himself for questioning. We must take this opportunity to stress that no charges have been filed against Mr. Okada either by the ICAC or any other law enforcement agencies in any countries.

It is important to note that the concept of arrest is very different in Hong Kong when compared to many other countries, such as the U.S., Japan, and the Philippines. In Hong Kong it is routine for the police to arrest individuals at early stages of their investigation to interview them. An arrest usually precedes a complete and thorough investigation and it certainly does not mean that the police believe that the arrested person is guilty, or that they have sufficient evidence against that person, or that he will necessarily be charged. No judge or court is involved in the decision to arrest usually, and no probable cause is required in the decision to arrest in Hong Kong.

We expect that most people reading the sensational news about Mr. Okada do not have a proper understanding of the ICAC’s process in Hong Kong. It is believed that UEC’s intention is to destroy Mr. Okada and break up his family. They hope most people reading the latest reports will not understand the details and will simply gain a negative impression of Mr. Okada. We reiterate that no criminal charges have been filed. The investigation process will provide the opportunity for the truth to come out.

Mr. Okada is innocent, and he is an upstanding, honorable, and respectable person. Mr. Okada will regain control of the company he founded and repair the damage these acts by UEC have caused his family.

Mr. Okada is the visionary founder of several global companies, including UEC and Aruze. Aruze supports him in this unfortunate situation in which he and his family are victims of malicious attacks. Aruze wants everyone to know the truth about Mr. Okada and fully supports Mr. Okada and his family in their efforts to have the truth be known.

Aruze Gaming America Enters Distribution Agreement with Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA/Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire – Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze Gaming”) is excited to announce that on July 27, 2018 the company entered into a distribution agreement with Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc. (“Genesis Gaming Solutions”) to distribute Aruze Gaming’s casino gaming chips in conjunction with Genesis Gaming Solutions’ industry-leading BRAVO® system product line.

The BRAVO® product line consists of BRAVO® Pit, BRAVO® Poker, and BRAVO® Cage.  The BRAVO® Pit and Poker systems are renowned for providing casino operators with a complete table game management and player tracking solution that enhances rating accuracy and operational efficiency. This system also incorporates the latest patented sensor technologies, including RFID. BRAVO® Cage is the latest addition to the product suite, delivering an intuitive all-in-one cage management and inventory tracking system that dramatically improves operations.

"We are delighted to be working in partnership with Aruze Gaming, acting as their distributor for chips including RFID," comments Randy Knust, President, Genesis Gaming Solutions. "Combined with our industry-leading BRAVO® system, this partnership will enable us to give the industry a truly complete RFID tracking solution that is secure, accurate and most importantly cost-effective in delivering advanced analytics to casinos looking to further improve operations.”

Coupled with the recently announced Walker Digital Table System partnership, Aruze Gaming has forged a solution that fuses industry-leading RFID PJM 3.0™ technology, a powerful Genesis Gaming Solutions’ BRAVO® system product line, and a competitively positioned RFID casino chip. Aruze Gaming’s strategy on their new venture of RFID Casino Chips and non-RFID Casino Chips is to provide high-quality chips with unparalleled security at highly competitive pricing.

"As an operator, I know there is a huge demand for a product that allows casinos to correctly reinvest in their table games players,” said Eric Persson, Global Chief Operating Officer and President of Aruze Gaming America. “The only thing that has stopped RFID chips from being widespread is the price.  Aruze is offering a comprehensive RFID chip product at less than half the cost of our competitors.”

Brandon Knowles, Director of Table Games at Aruze Gaming America, added, “It’s difficult to imagine a market dynamic better than this -- powerful products, industry-leading partners, and a world hungry for data.  This is the triple threat.”  

Aruze Gaming plans to showcase their casino chips and RFID casino chips using the BRAVO® system product line at the Global Gaming Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada in October.

For more information regarding Aruze Gaming’s RFID casino chips or Electronic Table Games products, please contact Brandon Knowles at Brandon.Knowles@Aruze-Gaming.com.

 

Aruze Gaming America Enters Distribution Agreement with Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze Gaming”) is excited to announce that on July 27, 2018 the company entered into a distribution agreement with Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc. (“Genesis Gaming Solutions”) to distribute Aruze Gaming’s casino gaming chips in conjunction with Genesis Gaming Solutions’ industry-leading BRAVO® system product line.

The BRAVO® product line consists of BRAVO® Pit, BRAVO® Poker and BRAVO® Cage.  The BRAVO® Pit and Poker systems are renowned for providing casino operators with a complete table game management and player tracking solution that enhances rating accuracy and operational efficiency. This system also incorporates the latest patented sensor technologies, including RFID. BRAVO® Cage is the latest addition to the product suite, delivering an intuitive all-in-one cage management and inventory tracking system that dramatically improves operations.

"We are delighted to be working in partnership with Aruze Gaming, acting as their distributor for chips including RFID," comments Randy Knust, President, Genesis Gaming Solutions. "Combined with our industry-leading BRAVO® system, this partnership will enable us to give the industry a truly complete RFID tracking solution that is secure, accurate and most importantly cost-effective in delivering advanced analytics to casinos looking to further improve operations.”

Coupled with the recently announced Walker Digital Table System partnership, Aruze Gaming has forged a solution that fuses industry-leading RFID PJM 3.0™ technology, a powerful Genesis Gaming Solutions’ BRAVO® system product line, and a competitively positioned RFID casino chip. Aruze Gaming’s strategy on their new venture of RFID Casino Chips and non-RFID Casino Chips is to provide high-quality chips with unparalleled security at highly competitive pricing.

"As an operator I know there is huge demand for a product that allows casinos to correctly reinvest in their table games players,” said Eric Persson, Global Chief Operating Officer and President of Aruze Gaming America. “The only thing that has stopped RFID chips from being widespread is price.  Aruze is offering a comprehensive RFID chip product at less than half the cost of our competitors.”

Brandon Knowles, Director of Table Games at Aruze Gaming America, added, “It’s difficult to imagine a market dynamic better than this -- powerful products, industry leading partners, and a world hungry for data.  This is the triple threat.”  

Aruze Gaming plans to showcase their casino chips and RFID casino chips using the BRAVO® system product line at the Global Gaming Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada in October.

For more information regarding Aruze Gaming’s RFID casino chips or Electronic Table Games products, please contact Brandon Knowles at Brandon.Knowles@Aruze-Gaming.com.

 

About Aruze Gaming

Aruze Gaming designs, develops, and manufactures slot machines and gaming devices for the global casino market. With affiliates in America, Hong Kong, Australia, South Africa, Macau, Philippines, and Japan, Aruze Gaming produces innovative gaming products, including high-resolution video and stepper slot machines, communal gaming products, and multi-terminal devices.

For more news and information about Aruze Gaming, please visit http://www.aruzegaming.com.

About Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc.

Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of hardware and software solutions for casino table game management and player tracking operations. The Company began development of its pioneering BRAVO® Pit & Poker system in 1999 and has continued to enhance and diversify the product line to include cage solutions and RFID technology, satisfying demand and bringing further innovation to the industry.

The Company currently serves over 500 casino and gaming clients, operating primarily in North America as well as select locations across Europe. This footprint coupled with the unparalleled performance of its solutions has reinforced the BRAVO® brand’s position as the most comprehensive table games system within the industry. For more information, please visit www.genesisgaming.com

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This press release contains “forward-looking statements” based on current expectations that are inherently subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or achievements may be materially different from those expressed or implied. Our plans and objectives are based on various assumptions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond our control and are subject to change. Therefore, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement will prove to be accurate.

About Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc.

Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of hardware and software solutions for casino table game management and player tracking operations. The Company began development of its pioneering BRAVO® Pit & Poker system in 1999 and has continued to enhance and diversify the product line to include cage solutions and RFID technology, satisfying demand and bringing further innovation to the industry.

The Company currently serves over 500 casino and gaming clients, operating primarily in North America as well as select locations across Europe. This footprint coupled with the unparalleled performance of its solutions has reinforced the BRAVO® brand’s position as the most comprehensive table games system within the industry. For more information, please visit www.genesisgaming.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” based on current expectations that are inherently subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or achievements may be materially different from those expressed or implied. Our plans and objectives are based on various assumptions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond our control and are subject to change. Therefore, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement will prove to be accurate.

Aruze Gaming America Enters Licensing Agreement with Walker Digital Table Systems, LLC.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) is proud to announce that on June 20, 2018, the company obtained a license from Walker Digital Table Systems, LLC (“WDTS”) to the world’s most powerful RFID chip technology, PJM3.0™. Aruze will use this industry-leading technology to power a new line of RFID based casino gaming chips. PJM3.0™ is the fastest, most secure, and most reliable RFID technology in the world for gaming applications and features a read rate of 1,200 chips per second – which is three times faster than any other chip reading technology.

“As we expand our business, we’re partnering with the best companies in these new areas. We are excited about the potential that these relationships unlock,” said Eric Persson, Aruze Gaming’s Global Chief Operating Officer and President of Aruze Gaming America.

“We are very pleased that Aruze has chosen PJM3.0™ for their RFID chip solution,” said Neil Crossan, Chief Commercial Officer for WDTS. “As a leading casino supplier, they have adopted the global standard, opening up a world of possibilities for their customers. PJM3.0™ is the RFID protocol that supports table gaming applications in the world’s largest casinos, delivering unmatched game protection, data and performance.”

As Aruze continues to expand their product offerings, they will be delivering their casino chips and RFID casino chips to the casino industry before the end of 2018, with the first install slated to happen in October 2018. 

Persson adds, “We intend to be a major market disruptor, with the best technologies and prices that are often half that our competitors are charging. Walker Digital's PJM3.0™ technology coupled with our chips allows us to provide a turnkey product to our customers."

For more information regarding Aruze’s RFID casino chips or Aruze’s Electronic Table Games products, please contact Brandon Knowles at Brandon.Knowles@Aruze-Gaming.com.

 

About Aruze Gaming

Aruze Gaming designs, develops, and manufactures slot machines and gaming devices for the global casino market. With affiliates in America, Hong Kong, Australia, South Africa, Macau, Philippines, and Japan, Aruze Gaming produces innovative gaming products, including high-resolution video and stepper slot machines, communal gaming products, and multi-terminal devices.

For more news and information about Aruze, please visit http://www.aruzegaming.com.

 

About Walker Digital Table Systems

WDTS provides automation for live-dealt casino games including the RFID-enabled Perfect Pay™ table system that sets the standard for game security, accuracy and efficiency while delivering the player's preferred live gaming experience. WDTS solutions are powered by patented PJM3.0™ technology, the fastest RFID for gaming. WDTS is headquartered in Las Vegas with sales support in Macau, SAR.

For more information about WDTS, please visit http://www.wdtablesystems.com or email contact@wdtablesystems.com.

 

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" based on current expectations that are inherently subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or achievements may be materially different from those expressed or implied. Our plans and objectives are based on various assumptions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond our control and are subject to change. Therefore, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement will prove to be accurate.

Aruze Gaming Expands Their Gaming Licenses to European Countries Cyprus and Greece

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) announced that on May 15th, 2018, the Cyprus National Gaming and Casino Supervision Commission granted Aruze a certificate to operate and supply gaming machines in the Republic of Cyprus Integrated Casino Resort (“ICR”) and its subsidiaries. Additionally, on April 27th, 2018, Hellenic Gaming Commission approved Aruze to operate as a gaming related contractor in Greece.

“We at Aruze are excited to expand our footprint in Europe,” said David Meacher, Aruze Gaming’s Director of Business Development for Europe. “These jurisdictions offer amazing opportunities for us. While Greece has a mature gaming market that is opening up to new licenses, the Republic of Cyprus is allowing them for the first time.”

Cyprus is poised to become a major gaming location in Europe. City of Dreams Mediterranean, located in Cyprus, is expected to be the largest casino in Europe when it is completed.

David continued, “These and other new licenses show Aruze’s increasing focus on European markets, and we are thrilled to offer our new Muso Triple-27 cabinet to our newest customers!”

Aruze’s Muso Triple-27, which launched in April in North America, is a unique cabinet unlike anything else in the industry. Equipped with multiple mobile charging options and three 27-inch high definition screens for exciting game play. It also features an LCD panel button deck and distinctive LED lighting panels.

For more information, contact the Director of Business Development David Meacher at David.Meacher@Aruze-Gaming.com.

New Class III Aruze Gaming series - Fu Lai Cai Lai™ on the new Muso™ Triple-27

Experience the new Muso Triple-27™ cabinet with three powerful new titles! Fu Lai Cai Lai 5 Sea Legends™, Fu Lai Cai Lai Stack Wild Luxury™ and Fu Lai Cai Lai Triple Festival™ are 5 reel, 243 ways video games. In all three games, when the jackpot symbol lands, it signals a Jackpot Chance. However, the jackpot feature can also be triggered randomly. Then a choose bells until 3 matching jackpot levels are revealed. Random coin bonuses may also appear and award credit prizes.

Each of the three Fu Lai Cai Lai titles has a unique free games feature. Fu Lai Cai Lai 5 Sea Legends™ has six free games with a choose your volatility feature. Fu Lai Cai Lai Stack Wild Luxury™ has eight free games where a chosen picture symbol will become wild. Fu Lai Cai Lai Triple Festival™ has 8 free games, and wilds pay triple during regular or bonus play. Three bold new titles in an outstanding new cabinet make for a lucky combination!

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New Class III Aruze Gaming series - Sizzling Wheel Flamenco Desire™ and Sizzling Wheel Mighty Tiger™

The newest additions to the Cube-X Vertical® family are a couple of sizzling hot titles! Sizzling Wheel Flamenco Desire™ and Sizzling Wheel Mighty Tiger™ are 5 reel, 30 line games. During regular games, paylines may randomly increase up to 75 lines. While reels are expanded, some royal symbols may become wild. Free games increase the frequency of wild royals and reels may expand to 120 lines.

Natural Wild symbols signal a chance at the Sizzling Wheel Feature, which is randomly triggered. The Sizzling Wheel will spin three times, during which any wheel prizes that match the credit prize won will be replaced with jackpot wedges. Sizzling Wheel Flamenco Desire™ and Sizzling Wheel Mighty Tiger™ are two titles so hot they sizzle!

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Aruze Gaming America Releases New Cabinet at National Indian Gaming Association Trade Show

Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) is proud to introduce a new cabinet at the National Indian Gaming Association (“NIGA”) trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) is proud to introduce a new cabinet at the National Indian Gaming Association (“NIGA”) trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new cabinet, Muso™, is the first slot machine equipped with a wireless charger. This groundbreaking addition will be convenient for casino players and increase play time.

The Muso™ product line creates a stunning light display with synchronized patterns in its LED back panel design. Aruze has also amped up the sound system to create a powerful theater-like sound for the best gaming experience. Muso’s ergonomic button deck is an expansive glass table with a new interface design on a 13.3-inch LCD screen.

The new Muso line of cabinets, the first of which is Muso™ Triple-27, will be at NIGA 2018 at the Aruze booth #1336.

Eric Persson, Global Chief Operating Officer and President of Aruze Gaming America commented, “This new cabinet represents a step forward for our product library. Our team once again leads the industry by introducing wireless charging capability to slot machines - although I’m sure others will soon follow.”

For more information regarding Muso™ or other Aruze products, please visit Aruze’s NIGA booth #1336 or contact an Aruze Regional Account Executive.

New Class III Aruze Gaming title - Xtreme Tornado™

Get a blast of cash with the newest Cube-X Vertical® game, Xtreme Tornado™! Xtreme Tornado™ begins as a 5-reel, 3-row video game with 20 Line game, but expands up to 110 lines during the Expander Reels feature.

When the reels are expanded a Wild Feature may occur, as a twister drops random wilds across the reels or turns entire reels wild. Three bonus symbols trigger 8 free games, but two bonus symbols with a jackpot bonus symbol will trigger the separate Jackpot Bonus wheel. The Jackpot Bonus Wheel contains only jackpots! Get caught up in a tornado of wins with Xtreme Tornado!  

 

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New Class III Aruze Gaming series - Xtreme Dragon’s Fortune™ and Xtreme Panda™

Two Xtreme new titles have joined the Cube-X Vertical® lineup! Expand the boundaries of cuteness and destiny with Xtreme Dragon’s Fortune™ and Xtreme Panda™! These 5 reel, 30 line titles offer multiple multiple progressive jackpot awards, expanding reels and multiple wild features.

Both games have highly animated and engaging characters perched atop the reels. After any game, the reels may expand up to 9 symbols high, raising the number of paylines up to 120. When the reels are expanded, the Dragon or Panda may add wilds through one of the multiple wild features. Free games, progressive jackpots and credits can all be awarded through the symbol-triggered vertical wheel. With frequent features and lovable characters, these games are sure to provide Xtreme enjoyment!

 

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New Class III Aruze Gaming series - Orb Hunter™

Collect lucky orbs and wing big with the newest addition to the Cube-X Video® family! Orb Hunter Chinese Gods Cai Xian™ and Orb Hunter Chinese Gods Xi Xian™ are 5 reel, 243 Ways games. Both titles award progressive jackpots based on player collection of colorful orbs overlaying symbols on the reels.

Cai Xian has a Feature Boost that adds additional Wilds to Free Games. Players can choose a combination of additional Wilds and number free games, or leave it to chance with the Mystery Choice Option. The Feature Boost in Xi Xian doubles the number of Free Games awarded by the Mystery Wheel. The Mystery Wheel awards a random number of free games and a multiplier. Join the hunt for big wins with Orb Hunter!

 

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Aruze Gaming America Promotes Justin Arcemont to Managing Director of Global Sales for Aruze Gaming

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) today announced the promotion of Justin Arcemont to Managing Director of Global Sales for Aruze Gaming. Effective January 19th, 2018, Justin will have the primary responsibilities of managing the global sales strategies as well as the global profit and loss for Aruze Gaming, in addition to continuing his responsibilities as Assistant General Manager for Aruze Gaming America.

Eric Persson, Aruze Gaming America’s President and Global Chief Operating Officer stated, “Justin’s promotion demonstrates our confidence in his ability to enhance Aruze’s leadership position globally and grow its market share. With his experience of being in the gaming industry for over 20 years, we are certain Justin will increase our sales and streamline our processes that will allow our company to grow with greater ease.”

Justin joined the company in July 2017 and has been in the gaming industry since 1996. Justin was previously with International Game Technology (“IGT”) holding multiple positions with his most recent position as the Director of Strategic Accounts.

Wendover Gaming LLC Investor Group Acquires the Wendover Nugget Hotel & Casino and the Red Garter Hotel & Casino

Wendover Resorts today announced the sale of the Wendover Nugget Hotel & Casino and the Red Garter Hotel & Casino (”Wendover Casinos”) to Wendover Gaming LLC (”Wendover Gaming”), a newly-formed entity representing an investor group led by Eric Persson and Justin Beltram through their entity 888Gaming LLC.

The transaction also includes the sale of Utah Trailways, a bus company that transports customers daily from Salt Lake City to the casino properties in Wendover, and the sale of additional parcels of land associated with the Wendover Casinos.

Speaking on behalf of the buyer group that purchased the Wendover Casinos, Eric Persson, a Manager of Wendover Gaming, said, "we are very excited to own these assets, and look forward to growing this market."

In addition to being the majority owner of 888Gaming, Eric Persson is also the President and COO of Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”), a leading slot machine manufacturer that designs, develops, and manufacturers slot machines and gaming devices for the global casino market. "I intend to work closely with Aruze to bring their market leading technologies to the resorts. Everyone knows Aruze has great slot and electronic table products, fantastic RFID table game chips, and the game changing Omni-Table™. Both companies look forward to maximizing synergies to our customers’ benefit."

The Managing Partner of the sellers, David A. Ensign, had this to say: "The sale of Wendover Resorts marks the end of an era of Ensign family Nevada gaming licenses which spans 40 years. It is time to let a younger generation direct these properties through the 21st century."

The two Wendover Casinos are being sold by the Ensign family and its affiliated entities Generation 2000 LLC and G2010 LLC, DBA “Wendover Resorts”.Wendover is the closest casino market to Salt Lake City, with direct access via I-80. The Wendover Nugget Hotel & Casino has 489 hotel rooms and 1,057 total gaming positions. The Red Garter Hotel & Casino has 183 hotel rooms and 652 total gaming positions. The Wendover Nugget Hotel & Casino was originally acquired by Wendover Resorts in 2002 and the Red Garter Hotel & Casino was acquired by Wendover Resorts in 2010.

Stifel Financial Corp served as the exclusive financial advisor to the seller.

Aruze Gaming America Offers Six-Year Guarantee on Purchases

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (10/18/2017) – Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) just announced that, as of October 18th, 2017, they are instituting another industry-leading guarantee on their products.  Aruze is guaranteeing any new APX cabinet purchase will have hardware, software and service support for six years from the date of purchase.  This six-year guarantee applies to any new purchase of Aruze’s APX electronic table games, APX video products, and APX stepper products.

Eric Persson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Aruze Gaming America, states “In my previous role as one of the largest slot machine buyers in the world, it always struck me as wrong that I had no visibility into the manufacturer’s cabinet life cycle. There were several instances where I would make a large purchase from a manufacturer and a year or two later they would obsolete the cabinet.  For Aruze, guaranteeing new APX hardware. software and service support for six years is the least we can do for a customer who honors us with their purchase.”

In addition, Aruze will continue their recently announced two-year performance guarantee on all new purchases of APX video products and other new video products at no additional cost to the customer. 

For more information, please contact an Aruze Regional Account Executive. 


 

Aruze Gaming America announces several changes to its organizational structure and their leadership team

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (10/03/2017) - Aruze Gaming America (“Aruze”) today announced several changes to its organizational structure and leadership team that will become effective October 3rd, 2017.

“Aruze is continually looking at adapting our organization in response to changes in the gaming market and personal situations,” stated Takahiro Usui, Aruze’s CEO and Chairman of the Board. He added that, “this revised management structure will more fully optimize the talents and passions of our individual executives.”

The organizational changes announced today include the resignation of Richard Pennington from his positions as President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief Financial Officer at Aruze. Mr. Pennington remarked that, “I am extremely proud to have been a member of executive management at Aruze for the last seven years. I truly wish I could continue for another seven years, but my personal situation makes that impractical.” Mr. Pennington, will continue his association with Aruze as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Senior Advisor to the CFO and CEO.

With Mr. Pennington’s departure, Eric Persson will assume the responsibilities of President and be added as a Member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Persson has also been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer. “I’m excited to be a part of this opportunity and to utilize the knowledge I’ve gained over the past 18 years to take Aruze’s sales, marketing, and R&D to the next level.” Mr. Usui added, “Eric is a proven leader with a track record of success. I’m confident that he is the right person for these roles.”

Yugo Kinoshita, Aruze’s current COO and Member of the Board of Directors, will relinquish his responsibilities as COO to Mr. Persson and focus on finance, accounting, treasury, and strategic planning as Aruze’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategic Officer. In addition to overseeing Aruze’s strategic planning process, Mr. Kinoshita will continue managing its manufacturing operations. Mr. Pennington, Aruze’s former CFO stated, “Yugo is a great fit for this position; he is strategic, well educated, and a seasoned gaming executive.”

With these organizational changes, Robert Ziems, Aruze’s Chief Legal Officer will continue with his current responsibilities reporting directly to both the Board of Directors and the CEO. Mr. Ziems will assume the additional responsibilities of Corporate Secretary and become a Member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Ziems stated, “I feel fortunate to join a Board with complementary skill sets and 80+ years of gaming experience.”

Mr. Usui closed by pointing out, “Aruze exists to make gaming more entertaining for the player. These organizational changes enhance our leadership capabilities and gives Aruze the best opportunity to fulfill its mission.”

Aruze Gaming Australia Announces Michael McCarthy as State Manager of Queensland/Northern Territory

NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA (7/19/2017) - Aruze Gaming Australia Proprietary Limited (“Aruze”) announces that it has appointed Michael McCarthy as State Manager of Queensland and Northern Territory. As State Manager, effective July 3rd, 2017, Michael’s responsibilities are to manage the sales, customer engagement, and regulatory efforts of Aruze in both states.

Michael’s career in the gaming industry dates to 1995 with holding multiple positions, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Club8Casino.com.au, Australia’s first online simulated casino. In this position, Michael managed negotiations amongst international online system providers, Regulatory Compliance, Marketing, Product Development and database integration projects. He was also involved in customer support and in venue launches and staff training. Prior to taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer, Michael held multiple General Manager, Sales and Area Manager positions.

Michael is currently a board member of the RSL & Services Clubs Association Queensland and carries multiple certifications.

Aruze Gaming Australia Announces Cameron Louis as General Manager

NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA (7/14/2017) - Aruze Gaming Australia Proprietary Limited (“Aruze”) announces that it has appointed Cameron Louis as General Manager. As General Manager, effective July 10th, 2017, Cameron will oversee Aruze’s operations in Australia and his responsibilities will cover Sales, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Production and Service functions.

“Aruze is very fortunate to have Cameron join the company. Under Cameron’s outstanding leadership and strong capacity of growing the business, we are very confident to aggressively grow our market share in the next 12 months,” said Aruze’s Global COO Yugo Kinoshita.

Cameron’s career in the gaming industry spans 20 years, most recently as Senior Vice President Asia Pacific at Interblock. In this position, Cameron was responsible for achieving annual budget, opening new jurisdictions and was a key member of the product planning and strategy. Prior to joining Interblock, Cameron held multiple managerial positions at International Game Technology (“IGT”) and Ainsworth Game Technology. His titles in these organizations included Sales Manager ANZ – Strategic System Solutions, State Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and Sales Manager. During Cameron’s experience in the slot manufacturing industry, he has an expertise in Business Management, Strategic Planning, Marketing Planning and Financial Management. Cameron is a dynamic leader with a proven record of achievements.

Aruze Gaming America Announces Justin Arcemont as Assistant General Manager

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (7/12/2017) - Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) announces that it has appointed Justin Acremont as Assistant General Manager. As Assistant General Manager, effective July 3rd, 2017, Justin will assist Eric H. Persson, General Manager of Aruze Gaming America, with Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Production and Service functions.

“With Aruze’s ambitious plan of entering 14 jurisdictions in North America over the next year, we are confident that Justin’s expertise will help us double our sales over the next 24 months,” said Eric.

Justin’s career in the gaming industry dates to 1996 with holding multiple positions at International Game Technology (“IGT”). Justin’s most recent position was Director of Strategic Accounts at IGT. In this position, Justin was the General Manager for IGT’s business sector with five corporations - MGM Resorts International, Red Rock Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, Genting, and Jack Entertainment. He was responsible for all IGT’s lines of business globally (Games, Systems, Mobile, and Interactive). Prior to taking on the role of Director of Strategic Accounts, Justin held multiple positions within IGT such as Account Manager, Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager and Regional Director of Sales. In Justin’s various positions within IGT, he has experience in Class II, Class III, VLT, international and cruise ship gaming.

Justin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Holy Cross and a Master in Business Administration from California State University San Marcos.

Aruze Gaming America Offers First-Class Performance Guarantees

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (4/12/2017) - Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) just announced that, as of April 12th, 2017, they are instituting an industry-leading two-year performance guarantee on all of their APX and any new video platforms going forward. Leading the way, Aruze will now offer this first of its kind performance guarantee on all new orders of APX and any new video platforms going forward at no cost to the customer. This promotion will be introduced at the 2017 National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Tradeshow & Convention.

Eric Persson, General Manager and Senior Advisor of Product Development, states, “Aruze has some of the best game designers in the industry and is proud to stand behind our products. When you purchase hardware from us, we see it as the beginning of a relationship, and we want our customers to be 100% happy. We believe it’s the right thing to do.” Previously a slot machine buyer for one of the largest gaming companies in the world, Eric added, “I always thought there was something wrong when I’d make a significant slot machine purchase only to be forced to buy new software when the game they sold me didn’t perform. We at Aruze feel the same way and that is why all of our APX video platforms and any future video platforms will come with a 24-month performance guarantee.”

For more information, please contact an Aruze Regional Account Executive.

Aruze Gaming America Announces Eric H. Persson as General Manager

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (3/1/2017) - Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) announced today that it has appointed Eric H. Persson as General Manager. As General Manager, effective March 6, 2017, Eric will oversee all of Aruze’s operations in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. In this role, his initial focus will be on the Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Production and Service functions.

“Aruze is very fortunate to have secured the experience and skill-sets of such a talented gaming executive,” said Aruze’s Global COO Yugo Kinoshita. He added that, “the gaming industry has become very competitive, requiring a leader with strong product knowledge and an understanding of our customer’s customer, the player. There are very few people in the industry that can match Eric’s proven track record in this area.”

Eric’s career in the gaming industry spans 17 years, most recently as Corporate Senior Vice President of Global Slot Operations and Slot Marketing at Las Vegas Sands Corporation. In this position, Eric was responsible for slot operations and marketing at each of Las Vegas Sands’ and Sands China Limited casinos. This included all slot purchases and mass marketing programs via direct mail, Email, events and promotions. Prior to joining the Las Vegas Sands Corp., Eric held senior positions at Harrah’s Entertainment, Coast Resorts, Delaware North, and American Racing and Entertainment. His titles in these organizations included Director of Tables Games, President, and General Manager. While in these positions, Eric gained an in-depth knowledge of all regional gaming segments including Las Vegas Resorts, local casinos, Native American casinos, and local racinos. “I'm looking forward to being part of such a dynamic company and team,” said Eric.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology and Communications from the University of Nevada Las Vegas as well as a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Aruze also announced that with Eric’s arrival, Richard Pennington will no longer maintain the title of CEO at Aruze Gaming America. Mr. Pennington will remain on the Board of Directors and focus on his global responsibilities, including Finance, Accounting, Legal, and Compliance as Global CFO and CAO. “Eric joins Aruze at a time when its financial stability and long term competitive advantages position it to build on a history of growth in the North American markets. I’m confident that with a strong staff at his side our sales momentum will kick into an even higher gear,” Mr. Pennington commented.

Aruze Gaming America, Inc. is Now Licensed in Wisconsin to Operate as a Gaming Related Contractor

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (2/6/2017) - Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) announced that on January 27th, 2017, the State of Wisconsin Division of Gaming, Office of Indian Gaming and Regulatory Compliance (“OIGRC”), granted Aruze a certificate to operate as a gaming related contractor, which allows Aruze to distribute gambling equipment to the state’s tribal casinos.

Melissa Sweitzer, Senior Vice President of Sales, states “As part of our continued efforts to expand Aruze’s market share, we are very happy to announce the receipt of our license in the State of Wisconsin. This milestone strengthens our strategy to provide innovative and cutting edge products to new customers as well as offering fun and exciting experiences to players.”

Aruze has a variety of game content for video and stepper slot games. Its well-known electronic table games have also gained a significant popularity among casino operators and players in recent years. With such a strong product offering, Aruze is excited to add more gaming options for the Wisconsin market.

For more information, visit go.aruzegaming.com or contact the Senior Vice President of Sales Melissa Sweitzer at melissa.sweitzer@aruze-gaming.com.