SOURCE: American Gaming Systems (AGS)

American Gaming Systems (AGS)

October 06, 2011 20:50 ET

American Gaming Systems Gains Regulatory Approval of New Roadrunner™ Platform and New Game Titles

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Oct 6, 2011) - American Gaming Systems (AGS), a leading designer, manufacturer and operator of gaming machines with more than 8,000 units in operation, announced today that:

  • It has received its first regulatory approval for the advanced new Roadrunner platform that will power AGS' next generation of gaming machines, including its new GT5000 cabinet.
  • It has received regulatory approval for three new game titles on its Roadrunnerplatform. Evening In Paris, Tropical Hideaway and Golden Panda have all been granted approval in Class III versions with anticipated Class II approval before the end of October 2011.

Bob Miodunski, CEO of AGS, had this to say about the company's recent news: "The launch of the Roadrunner platform and its regulatory approval is a significant achievement by the new AGS management team and represents a critical milestone in our plan to move AGS into the forefront of the gaming industry. The New Roadrunner platform is the foundation for AGS to provide our customers with a dynamic product path with entertaining and feature rich game experiences including exciting new top boxes that incorporate wheels, pachinko, and other creative features. We are very pleased with our new development team's efforts to date, are ahead of schedule on our initial product plan and are extremely excited about the pipeline of new products being developed on our Roadrunner platform."

AGS's new state of the art Roadrunner platform is on display at booth 4331 at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas running through the end of day today, Thursday, October 6th, 2011. Also on display at the AGS booth is a variety of new and unique top-box games, notably the pachinko-based Boogie Ball and Caribbean Pearls as well as the bonus-wheel games American Celebration and Blackbeard's Treasure. Additionally, AGS is officially revealing a variety of games and products targeted to capitalize on the rollout of the Video Gaming Act in Illinois.

With its proprietary 3-D graphics engine, the Roadrunner platform features an accelerated video frame refresh rate, producing crystal-clear graphics and superior game-play features for players. Roadrunner also allows AGS to develop both Class III and Class II titles that give players the same entertainment experience and boosts AGS' commitment to support its Class II customers and markets.

G2E also marks the official unveiling of the new AGS corporate logo and identity and the re-launch of

With roots in the gaming industry dating back to 1996, AGS' current portfolio of products includes Class III and Class II machines, Class III and Class II server-based gaming and wide-area progressives. Privately held by San Francisco-based Alpine Investors, AGS is a leader in the Class II space, providing video machines to tribal markets, and has sales, service, development or management locations in Nevada, Illinois, Oklahoma and Canada, with a satellite service presence in a number of other jurisdictions. AGS' current list of market approvals spans key jurisdictions from coast to coast and the Company's expansion plan is on target for new approvals that will give AGS a presence in every major market in the country, including Nevada and New Jersey.

Contact Information

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    Paul Lofgren
    (702) 722-6700, ext. 1116