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For more than half a century the Ainsworth name has been synonymous with the gaming industry. In 1995, Len Ainsworth founded Ainsworth with a commitment to become the leading manufacturer and supplier of gaming solutions.
Today, with its global vision and exceptional leadership, Ainsworth is able to provide the global gaming market with its outstanding range of gaming technology and game combination software.
Our vision is clear:
- To deliver excellence in Global Gaming Solutions
- To provide high quality innovative gaming solutions globally
- To secure sustainable profitability and growth for all stakeholders
With a fully integrated operation including design, development, assembly testing, sales and field service; Ainsworth encompasses the entire product development cycle from conception through to installation, service and support. Ainsworth designs and manufactures the A640, A600, A560 and A560SL range of gaming products along with a range of entertaining standalone progressives and linked games.?
Ainsworth Game Technology is an Australian publicly listed company (code:AGI) headquartered in Newington, Sydney, Australia. Ainsworth offices are located around the world including: US and South America.
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As everyone knows, in early 2018, Novomatic AG and Len Ainsworth closed the transaction resulting in the transfer and ownership of Mr. Ainsworth’s shares, representing 52% of the publicly available shares, to Novomatic AG. As a result of the transaction, Novomatic AG became a majority shareholder of Ainsworth and also gained a seat on Ainsworth’s Board of Directors. Ainsworth Game Technology will continue to run its global business as a stand-alone, public company. The companies enjoy an arm’s length, synergistic relationship in compliance with Australian Stock Exchange stipulations and limitations with regard to any potential additional share ownership and investment in the future. Additionally, as parts of the transaction arrangement, there will be additional collaboration, including an ongoing effort by both companies to identify cost side savings as they relate to common suppliers, Novomatic AG acting as the European distributor for Ainsworth product and the companies’ share of content and operating synergies between Greentube and Ainsworth Online businesses, among others. This arrangement benefits both companies.
2. You’ve just announced your plans for retirement and are stepping down in mid-2019. What does the future hold for Ainsworth’s CEO position?
Yes, I have announced that I am stepping down as CEO. But I am not retiring and will be with Ainsworth in a yet to be defined role and I will continue to serve on the Board. I’ve been in the CEO chair for 11 years and have seen tremendous growth and change to the company. We’ve brought Ainsworth to the Americas region in a meaningful way, opened a state-of-the-art Americas operational headquarters, expanded our Latin American businesses and continued to mature our product offerings and company and now is the right time. In fact, while this tends to be rare in the gaming industry, Ainsworth is actually engaging in proper succession planning. This announcement reflects our commitment to visibility for our shareholders and our reporting requirements as a public company. It’s also important to note that our Americas leadership team remains intact and focused on continued growth in the region to match our commitment to deliver shareholder value as a global gaming company. Most importantly, during the search for our new CEO, there will be no impact on the day-to-day operations of the company. This is the primary reason for this measured approach as we maintain consistency and stability as we look to fill my position.
3. Recently, Ainsworth completed the single largest installation of its historical horse racing solution in a partnership with Churchill Downs. What is your vision for the future of the historical horse racing segment?
Our partnership with Churchill Downs was to develop and deliver historical horse racing terminals and system for its entry into the historical horse racing market in Kentucky. Our initial shipment of 900 terminals was delivered to Churchill Downs’ brand-new Derby City Gaming facility in Louisville. This was a seminal project for our company, as we created this product in close collaboration with Churchill Downs and gave us a great chance to flex our development muscle. The project clearly demonstrates Ainsworth’s unique capability of being large enough to deliver on a project like Derby City, but nimble enough to react to our partners’ bespoke product needs. This is also a huge opportunity to leverage opportunities in the emerging historical horse racing market as jurisdictions potentially pursue these types of implementations.
4. What new markets do you see providing additional growth for Ainsworth?
Historical horse racing can certainly be one of those areas. We also believe that our Class II offerings can continue to be significant contributor for the company in the future. In the past year, we have entered several new Class II markets for the first time and are excited about growing that recurring revenue footprint. Late last year, we also entered the Washington State ESTS market where we are focused with new products and staff. We’re pursuing many opportunities in the Canadian market, as well. And without a doubt, we are always on the lookout for possible acquisitions and niche markets where we can use our strong balance sheet and financial stability to increase the bottom line.
Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN) ("CDI") opened the 85,000-square-foot facility last week. Every historical horse racing terminal at the facility has been developed and manufactured by Ainsworth.
The historical horse racing games can be played Ainsworth’s entire range of cabinets, including the A640, A600, A600 Slant Top, A560, A560SL Noir and Wide Boy. The titles and platforms have been specifically engineered for historical horse racing, certified by an independent testing lab and approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
“Ainsworth has done a tremendous job at providing innovative pari-mutuel historical horse racing products that will be enjoyed by the guests at our new facility,” said CDI CEO Bill Carstanjen. “We believe these machines will generate significant revenue for Kentucky purses and go a long way to strengthen the Commonwealth’s racing circuit.”
Derby City Gaming is now open at 4520 Poplar Level Road—Churchill Downs' former Trackside.
In addition to the historical horse racing devices, the world-class property includes food venues, a bar with seating and televisions, a parking area and a player’s club reward center offering special perks and benefits.
“This is truly a historic moment for Ainsworth and we are extremely proud our relationship with CDI,” said Ainsworth CEO Danny Gladstone. “These historical horse racing machines showcase Ainsworth’s commitment to both innovation and customer service. We are looking forward to continuing to work with CDI on a daily basis to ensure strong product performance and a great return-on-investment.”
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Ainsworth Game Technology Welcomes Industry Veteran Joseph Bertolone as New President – North America
Mr. Bertolone is based in Ainsworth North American headquarters in Las Vegas. He has assumed responsibility for the company’s North American operations, reporting to Ainsworth Chief Executive Officer Danny Gladstone.
Mr. Bertolone most recently served as President and CEO of DEQ Systems Corp., a TSX Venture Exchange listed corporation. Previously, he has also held several key senior executive positions for gaming suppliers, operators and regulatory organizations in the global gaming industry.
“I look forward to working closely with Ainsworth’s North American and Australian teams to build upon the strong foundation established across the U.S. and Canada,” said Mr. Bertolone. “Ainsworth has some tremendous positive momentum and I look forward to continuing to grow and prosper, while ensuring we provide top-notch products and service to our customer partners.”
Mr. Gladstone said: “We are delighted to have Joseph lead Ainsworth’s North American business. He has proven understanding of product led growth and a successful track record of delivering strong returns for shareholders. Joseph will continue to execute Ainsworth’s growth strategy in North America by leveraging our technology capabilities and distribution footprint to drive profitable growth and recurring earnings.”
LAS VEGAS (April 2, 2018) – Ainsworth Game Technology (“Ainsworth”) announced today that John Archuleta has been appointed Regional Director of Sales.
Archuleta has spent more than 20-years in leadership roles at successful gaming manufacturers, including Scientific Games, Bally Technologies and Konami. Most recently, he served as Director of Sales at SuzoHapp.
“We are excited to add John to our team of experienced sales professionals,” said Ainsworth Vice President of Sales and Marketing – North America Deron Hunsberger. “John brings a wealth of sales and leadership experience that I believe will enable Ainsworth to better serve our valuable customer partners.”
Archuleta will be based in Ainsworth’s North American headquarters in Las Vegas. He will be responsible for strategic sales plans, cultivating customer relationships, identifying new opportunities and managing the existing Ainsworth sales team.
“It’s an exciting time to join Ainsworth,” said Archuleta. “The Company has flourished in North America with some great products and talented people. I am excited to be part of the continued growth.”
Ainsworth Game Technology and Churchill Downs Incorporated Announce Long-Term Agreement for Ainsworth to Develop Historical Racing Machines for New Facility in Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (February 12, 2018) Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN) (“CDI”) and Ainsworth Game Technology (ASX:AGI) (“Ainsworth”) today announced a long-term agreement in which Ainsworth will develop historical racing machines for CDI.
CDI previously announced the investment of approximately $60 million in construction and technology costs to build an 85,000-square foot historical racing machine facility, Derby City Gaming, located in Louisville at 4520 Poplar Level Road, formerly known as Trackside.
Upon receipt of regulatory approval for the newly developed historical racing machines, the Derby City Gaming facility will feature historical racing games on Ainsworth’s entire range of cabinets, including: A640, A600, A600 Slant Top, A560, A560SL Noir and Wide Boy. The titles and platforms have been specifically engineered for historical racing, and will be verified by an independent testing lab and approved by the Kentucky Racing Commission prior to becoming operational.
“Ainsworth has done tremendous work to deliver a modern and exciting pari-mutuel product,” Churchill Downs Racetrack President Kevin Flanery said. “We are eager to install the Ainsworth historical racing machines in our Derby City Gaming facility because we know they will generate significant revenue for Kentucky purses and go a long way to strengthen the Commonwealth’s racing circuit.”
Derby City Gaming is expected to open in the Fall of 2018. In addition to the more than 600 historical racing machines, the facility will include quick service food venues, a feature bar, a player’s club reward center and parking area for VIP guests.
“Ainsworth’s relationship with CDI is reflective of an exciting time in our company,” said Ainsworth CEO Danny Gladstone. “Working on this project with Churchill Downs, a leader in the racing and entertainment business, created an opportunity for us to develop an innovative pari-mutuel product and provide customers with a first class wagering experience.”
LAS VEGAS (January 26, 2018) – Ainsworth Game Technology (“Ainsworth”) announced today that the Company has begun its search for a successor to President – North America Mike Dreitzer, who announced his resignation earlier this month to pursue another opportunity.
“We look forward to naming a new president to continue to grow our North American operations and successfully execute our strategy,” said Ainsworth Chief Executive Officer Danny Gladstone. “Under Mike’s leadership, Ainsworth’s North American operations have grown to more than $80 million in revenue. Mike was instrumental in entering the Class II market following the successful acquisition of Nova Technologies and opening a state-of-the-art North American headquarters in Las Vegas.”
Gladstone added: “It will remain business as usual for all aspects of our North American operations. We have a highly capable North American team that includes several executive leaders who have been integral to our recent successes.”
Dreitzer, who has spent nearly five years at the helm of Ainsworth’s North American business, will remain in the role until Feb. 16.
“It has truly been an honor to spend almost the last five years of my career helping to build the talented and dedicated Ainsworth team,” Dreitzer said. “I have no doubt Ainsworth will continue to grow and flourish with a strong product roadmap, commitment to world-class service and passion for working every day to meet the needs of its customers. That’s the culture we have created here. I am very proud of what we have accomplished.”
The Company has made several key announcements as it enters 2018.
In late 2017, Ainsworth announced the largest single North American game installation in Company history. The 270 games are now live at the newly opened Four Winds Casino Resort in South Bend, Ind.Also, in late 2017, Ainsworth completed the installation of its first custom Wide Area Progressive (WAP) jackpot at Seminole Gaming properties throughout South Florida. The Dream Hit Jackpot is available on 60 Ainsworth games across five Seminole Gaming casinos.
In December, Ainsworth completed the first installation of its patent-pending AnyBet Progressive on 80 new A600, A600 Slant Top and A560SL Noir gaming cabinets at Jena Choctaw Pines Casino in Dry Prong, La. The unique AnyBet Progressive link, which enables players to win life-enhancing jackpots at any bet level, expands on the Company’s recent success in Class II markets.
Ainsworth announced earlier this year that Austrian gaming supplier Novomatic AG acquired a 52 percent stake in the Company after receiving all necessary regulatory approvals.
“We enter 2018 in a very strong position for continued success,” said Gladstone. “Our team and our products are poised for a great performance. With the backing of Novomatic, our majority shareholder, the Ainsworth brand will going remain strong in North America.”
Ainsworth Game Technology Names Deron Hunsberger Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing – North America
Mr. Hunsberger has more than 25 years’ experience in the global gaming industry, including having held senior leadership roles at WMS Gaming, Shuffle Master and Aristocrat. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President of Sales – Americas for Scientific Games.
“We are very excited to have Deron joining the Ainsworth team,” said Ainsworth President – North America Mike Dreitzer. “He brings a strategic mindset, great relationships and a history of strong leadership to the Company. As we enter 2018, we have a great deal of momentum across North American and Deron’s energy and professionalism position us to capitalize on that momentum.”
Mr. Hunsberger will be based in Ainsworth’s North American headquarters in Las Vegas. He will be responsible for leading all aspects of the Company’s sales, marketing and service efforts.
“It’s an honor to join Ainsworth,” said Mr. Hunsberger. “There is a passionate team in place and a great deal of exciting products on the horizon. We have a great opportunity for tremendous success in the coming years.”
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The PPGs will be available for each individual cabinet, enabling customer partners to have complete access to Ainsworth’s library of games. The one-time fee of $3,500 covers all software conversions for four years, encompassing both previously released and future games.
Additionally, operators can opt for a monthly subscription-based model for PPGs for only $69.95 per month with a 12-month minimum.
Both options give casino operators total access to update A600 and A640 cabinets with the top-performing Ainsworth games on an ongoing basis.
“It the past 18 months, Ainsworth has created two US-based development studios to compliment the amazing work being done out of Ainsworth main development center in Australia,” said Ainsworth Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing – North America Kelcey Allison. “We want to ensure our partners have complete access to all of the new, exciting and high-performing games being created by Ainsworth around the world. This new model enables us to ensure casino operators can get the best we have to offer at all times.”
First North American WAP in Company History Now Live
LAS VEGAS (September 20, 2017) – Ainsworth Game Technology today announced it has installed a custom Wide Area Progressive (WAP) jackpot at Seminole Gaming properties throughout South Florida. It marks the first WAP in Ainsworth’s North American history.
The Dream Hit WAP – which starts at $350,000 and must hit by $500,000 -- will be available on 60 Ainsworth games across three Seminole Gaming casinos and two Hard Rock casinos. Dream Hit will be available to players at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, and Seminole Casino Hollywood.
Seminole Gaming Vice President of Gaming Operations Juan Martinez said: “We’ve had many great successes with Ainsworth’s traditional local progressive set-ups allowing us to create and manage some unique and custom configurations. We are excited about carrying that technology forward for our in-house multisite (WAP).”
The Dream Hit WAP is made possible by Ainsworth’s new A-Link Controller. The new controller enables Ainsworth to create symbol-driven and mystery wide area progressives to fit any size gaming operation. Additionally, Ainsworth provides custom graphics for each installation.
“I’d like to thank the leadership of Seminole Gaming for the continued successful partnership between our organizations,” said Ainsworth President – North America Mike Dreitzer. “We are excited to – for the first time – be offering players life-changing jackpots of up to $500,000. The A-Link controller, when combined with our customized WAP offering, enables Ainsworth to continue to grow our base in North America.”
LAS VEGAS (July 10, 2017) – Ainsworth Game Technology today announced that Tulalip Resorts Casino has agreed to serve as its sponsor for required central determination gaming system testing with the State of Washington.
Testing will take place on Ainsworth A600 cabinets featuring three of the Company’s most successful games -- Twice the Diamonds; Mustang Fortune; and Cash Cave. In addition to the A600, Ainsworth plans to offer the A560SL Noir cabinet to Washington casino operators.
“I’d like to thank to leadership of Tulalip Resorts Casino for offering us the opportunity to test our new central determination product,” said Ainsworth President – North America Mike Dreitzer. “We are excited to begin this process and to soon offer our unique and industry-leading titles to casino operators in Washington State.”
LAS VEGAS—The Las Vegas debut of the new PAC-MAN™ WILD EDITION video slot will take place at eight Boyd Gaming properties across Southern Nevada, including The Orleans, Gold Coast, Cannery and more. The machines will be rolled out to properties and available to play by June 1.
The iconic PAC-MAN character is one of the most recognizable figures in video game history and was the basis for the most successful arcade game of all time. Now, PAC-MAN will arrive on casino floors this month as the star of PAC-MAN WILD EDITION, a new game from Ainsworth Game Technologies.
Boyd Gaming properties will be the first in southern Nevada to offer the game, including The Orleans Hotel and Casino, Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, Suncoast Hotel and Casino, Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas; the Cannery Casino Hotel in North Las Vegas; and Fremont Hotel and Casino, California Hotel and Casino, and Main Street Station Casino Hotel Brewery in Downtown Las Vegas.
“Our customers expect the latest, hottest slot titles at our properties, and we’re excited to be able to offer Las Vegas locals and visitors alike the first opportunity to play PAC-MAN WILD EDITION,” said Matt Ryan, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Boyd Gaming.
The title provides all the recognizable PAC-MAN sounds and imagery loved by people around the globe. PAC-MAN WILD EDITION is the first offering as part of a strategic partnership between Ainsworth and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
“This is the biggest brand we have ever offered at Ainsworth,” said Ainsworth President – North America Mike Dreitzer. “The game looks amazing and it’s packed with bonuses that will attract both slot fanatics and PAC-MAN fans. We are thrilled to introduce the product at Boyd Gaming’s amazing properties.”
PAC-MAN WILD EDITION offers players all the excitement of the classic arcade game. The game features a thrilling Free Games feature, a Wheel Spin feature and a progressive jackpot. PAC-MAN appears throughout the game, offering players wilds and other fun ways to win.
For more information on Boyd Gaming properties, please visit www.BoydGaming.com.