SOURCE: American Gaming Systems (AGS)

American Gaming Systems (AGS)

January 23, 2012 10:00 ET

American Gaming Systems Granted Illinois Video Gaming Terminal (VGT) and Riverboat Licenses

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jan 23, 2012) - American Gaming Systems (AGS), a leading designer, manufacturer and operator of gaming machines with more than 7,300 installed gaming machines, announced today that:

  • On Thursday, January 19th, 2012, it was granted a license to manufacture and distribute Video Gaming Terminals in the state of Illinois.
  • It has also been granted an Illinois Riverboat License and, effective immediately, can sell gaming devices to Riverboat casinos throughout the state.

"The issuance of both the VGT and Riverboat licenses in Illinois is another critical milestone in our plan to move AGS into the forefront of the gaming industry. We are extremely excited about entering this new market with our state-of-the-art Roadrunner™ platform," stated Bob Miodunski, AGS' President and CEO. "Dr. Olaf Vancura and his game development team have worked tirelessly to build and refine an amazing product that will offer Illinois operators an incredibly flexible and profitable solution."

Upon receiving all the appropriate regulatory approvals, AGS' Video Gaming Terminals will be powered by its revolutionary new Roadrunner platform. With its proprietary 3-D graphics engine, that features an accelerated video frame refresh rate, Roadrunner produces crystal-clear graphics and superior game-play features for all players. Additionally, with Roadrunner's multi-game capability, offering up to 24 multi-line video, video poker and specialty games per terminal, combined with its proprietary Route Management System (RMS), dynamic bonusing features and unique peripheral equipment, AGS offers Illinois operators a one-of-a-kind solution.

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, AGS is a leading designer and manufacturer of Class II gaming machines for the Native American gaming market with an emerging presence in a broad range of commercial markets in the United States. AGS has sales, service, development or management locations in Nevada, Illinois, Oklahoma and Canada.

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Contact Information

  • Media contact:
    Paul Lofgren
    (702) 722-6700, ext. 1116