SOURCE: Aruze Gaming America

January 26, 2011 11:00 ET

Aruze Gaming America Announces Appointment of Robert Ziems as Senior Vice President, Business Development

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 26, 2011) - "We are thrilled to welcome Robert to our management team," said Richard Pennington, CEO for the Americas. "This is a very important position for our growing organization, and Robert's diverse background will assist us in achieving our strategic goals."

In his new role, Mr. Ziems will oversee all of Aruze Gaming America's business development efforts in opening and establishing new markets as well as developing strategies to expand the company's footprint in existing markets. Mr. Ziems' background and experience will assist him in also establishing a licensing program within Aruze Gaming which will increase revenue opportunities for the company. 

"Aruze is on the right path for growth in the gaming industry," said Mr. Ziems. "I am excited to be joining such a dynamic leadership team and a company with such a great history."

Mr. Ziems has significant transactional and management experience from many years as in-house counsel for both Aristocrat Technologies and Progressive Gaming and has experience working in-house for Stations Casinos. Mr. Ziems also served as Vice President of Business Development at Progressive Gaming where his primary responsibility was to identify intellectual property licensing opportunities and to close those transactions with licensees. He is a business person who enjoys the benefit of extensive legal experience which allows him to understand the company's needs and to assist with developing the company's business in new markets.

About Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
Las Vegas-based Aruze Gaming America, Inc designs, develops and manufactures slot machines and gaming devices for the global casino market. With subsidiaries in Australia, South Africa, Macau and Japan, Aruze Gaming America produces highly innovative gaming products, including high resolution video and stepper slot machines, communal gaming products and multi-terminal devices.

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