SOURCE: Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM)

Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM)

May 09, 2017 11:10 ET

Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Announces Results of Comprehensive Economic Impact Study of Gaming Manufacturer / Technology Sector

Led by large slot companies, report reveals $47.5 billion total impact, $17.9 billion direct impact, 55,000 direct employees and average direct annual wage of $89,400

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - May 9, 2017) -  The global gaming supplier industry generated a total economic impact of $47.5 billion, supported more than 212,000 employees, including 55,000 direct employees, and paid a total of $14.2 billion in wages and salaries during 2016, according to a comprehensive report released today by the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM).

The report titled "Industry Impact Analysis: Global Gaming Supplier 2017" was the result of an independent study commissioned by AGEM and conducted by the respected Las Vegas-based research firm Applied Analysis. The report (http://www.agem.org/images/news/AGEM_Industry_Impact_Analysis_17.pdf) is the most comprehensive review to date of the global gaming supplier industry that analyzes the size and scope of this technology-driven sector, specifically identifying AGEM members' global reach spanning every regulated gaming market in the world.

With 151 member companies based in 23 countries, AGEM is anchored by the world's largest slot machine companies and AGEM Gold Members AGS, Ainsworth Game Technology, Aristocrat Technologies, Everi, International Game Technology (IGT), Konami Gaming, Merkur Gaming, NOVOMATIC Group, Scientific Games and Sega Sammy Creation. The AGEM membership also includes companies active in lotteries, systems, table games, online / interactive, mobile apps, game development, machine components and support products and services for the gaming industry.

Highlights of the report:

  • Including direct ($17.9 billion), indirect ($14.9 billion) and induced ($14.7 billion) impacts, the global gaming supplier segment generated a total of $47.5 billion of economic output (revenue) in 2016.
  • Including direct ($4.9 billion), indirect ($4.7 billion) and induced ($4.6 billion) impacts, the global gaming supplier segment supports a total of approximately $14.2 billion in annual wages and salaries to 55,145 direct, 68,128 indirect and 88,833 induced employees for a total, with the multiplier effect, of 212,106 employees.
  • The average direct wage per employee in the industry reached approximately $89,400 in 2016, reflecting a significant premium to the current U.S. average annual wage of $49,630, as listed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • The industry has an especially strong impact in Nevada and overall employs a broad range of workers, including high-end technical professionals and engineers responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in research and development expenditures annually.

"A lot has changed in our sector during the past several years, but what hasn't changed is the impressive output of the global gaming suppliers and technology providers," said Marcus Prater, Executive Director of AGEM. "While there have been a variety of consolidation events at the very top in the past few years, the rise of the next level of manufacturers along with a general expansion of new products and technology created by supplier innovations have resulted in impressive growth and a strong overall impact."

  • Among AGEM Voting Member companies surveyed for the report:
    • None of the respondents expect to decrease their staffing levels during the next 12 months, with almost three-fifths (57 percent) expecting to increase staffing.
    • More than two-thirds (68 percent) expect the economic conditions to improve during the next 12 months.
    • Respondents also answered positively about employee-sponsored health care and retirement programs, purchasing from local vendors and increasing employee numbers and salaries.

About the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM)
AGEM is a non-profit international trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming devices, lotteries, systems, table games, online technology, key components and support products and services for the gaming industry. AGEM works to further the interests of gaming equipment suppliers throughout the world. Through political action, regulatory influence, trade show partnerships, educational alliances, information dissemination and good corporate citizenship, the members of AGEM work together to create benefits for every company within the organization. Together, AGEM has assisted regulatory agencies and participated in the legislative process to solve problems and create a business environment where AGEM members can prosper while providing a strong level of support to education and responsible gaming initiatives. For more information, visit www.AGEM.org.

About Applied Analysis and Methodology
The 2017 edition of the Industry Impact Analysis: Global Gaming Supplier reports the annual economic impacts of the industry from 2013 to 2016. The latest report incorporates the most recent available information regarding the industry as whole and the companies operating within the market space. Applied Analysis utilized economic modeling techniques to quantify the ripple effect of the industry on the global economy. The current report is not necessarily comparable to prior editions due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to, technological advancements and the expansions of product offerings. Overall, the current research provides the most comprehensive reporting on the industry. Applied Analysis conducts a number of economic and gaming-related analyses. For more information, visit www.AppliedAnalysis.com.

The current AGEM membership roster, 151 companies strong based in 23 countries, is a who's who of the supplier segment of the global gaming industry: AGEM Gold Members: AGS, Ainsworth Game Technology, Aristocrat Technologies, Everi, International Game Technology (IGT), Konami Gaming, Merkur Gaming, NOVOMATIC Group, Scientific Games and Sega Sammy Creation. AGEM Silver Members: Action Gaming, Aruze Gaming America, Casino Technology, Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), Gaming Partners International (GPI), JCM Global, NYX Gaming Group, Ortiz Gaming, Quixant PLC, Suzo-Happ Group, TCSJohnHuxley, William Hill US and Zitro. AGEM Bronze Members: Abbiati Casino Equipment, Alfastreet, Amatic Industries, APEX gaming, Astro Corp., BetConstruct, Bingotimes Digital Technology, Boss Gaming, Cammegh Limited, Century Gaming Technologies, CG Technology (CGT), Cole Kepro International, Euro Games Technology (EGT), Exacta Systems, FBM, Galaxy Gaming, Gamblit Gaming, GameCo, Gaming Arts, Gaming Support, Glory Global Solutions, Grand Vision Gaming, Incredible Technologies, Inspired Gaming, Interblock USA, Intervision Gaming, ISMS, Iverson Gaming Systems, Jumbo Technology, Matsui Gaming Machine Co., Metronia, Patriot Gaming & Electronics, Spintec, Table Trac, Vantiv Entertainment Solutions, Wells-Gardner Technologies and Win Systems. AGEM Associate Members: 3M Touch Systems, Adlink Technology, Advantech-Innocore, Agilysys, AMD, Arrow International, Asimex Global, Atrient, Automated Cashless Systems, AVUITY, Axiomtek, British Group Interactive (BGI), Camryn Industries, CardConnect, Carmanah Signs, Casino Connection International, Casino Screens, Catapult Global, CDC Gaming Reports, CMC Trading Engineering, Cooper Levenson, Digital Instinct, DiTronics Financial Services, Duane Morris LLP, EFCOtec Corporation, Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, Elite Gaming Technology, Esterline Interface Technologies, Fantini Research, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, Fox Rothschild, G2 Game Design, Gambling Compliance, GAN, Gaming and Entertainment Touch Technology, Gaming Capital Group, Ganlot, Gary Platt Manufacturing, Genesis Interactive Technologies, GeoComply USA, Global Gaming Group (G3), Greenberg Traurig, Holley, Driggs, Walch, Fine, Wray, Puzey & Thompson, House Advantage, Howard & Howard, Impact Display Solutions, Intel, IPS, James Industries, James Industry Research Group, JCS Technologies, Jones Walker, KEY-BAK, Kontron, Lazcano Sámano, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Lightstone Solutions, Majestic Realty, Media Resources, Metalcraft, NanoLumens, Olsen Gaming / Spectronix, Outpost Creative, Passport Technology, Patir Casino Seating, Portilla Ruy-Díaz y Aguilar, Proforma GPS, Regulatory Management Counselors (RMC), RMMC, RSM US LLP, SAP, SCA Gaming, Sightline Payments, Slot Constructor, Southwest Manufacturing Services, Spin Games, StylGame USA, Taft Stettinius & Hollister, Talent Associates, The Bright Group, Tohkoh Plastics America, Touch Dynamic, Touch Embedded Solutions, Tournament One, TOVIS, TraffGen USA, TransAct Technologies, Veridocs, Wells Fargo, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) and Zebra Technologies.

Contact Information

  • Media contacts:
    Marcus Prater
    AGEM Executive Director
    (702) 812-6932
    Email Contact

    Applied Analysis contact:
    Brian Gordon
    Principal
    (702) 967-3333
    Email Contact