Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Pennsylvania Awards Slot and Casino Table Game Licenses to AGS

AGS has revealed that it has been awarded a slot machine manufacturer and table games manufacturer licenses by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).

The company, a designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products and interactive solutions for the gaming industry, will now be able to begin placing products within Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos.

AGS already has plans to debut their first games in Pennsylvania casinos early next year.

AGS President and Chief Executive David Lopez described the licenses as “a huge milestone” for the company.

He said: “Now, we can offer our high-performing slot cabinets, game content, table games and table equipment to the thriving Pennsylvania gaming market.

“This is huge news for AGS and we can’t wait to start talking to Pennsylvania’s gaming operators about how we can deliver a great player experience and operating efficiencies with our innovative slot and table solutions.”

Pennsylvania’s Gambling Industry

Currently, Pennsylvania’s casino industry consists of 10 standalone and racetrack casinos along with two resort casinos.

Together, the casinos generate around $1.4 billion in tax revenue from slot machine and casino table games.

The news comes after the PGCB approved the state’s first two sports betting licenses at Park Casino in Bensalem and the Hollywood Casino in Dauphin County.

According to reports, the PGCB has already received five applications and the remaining three will be considered at the PGCB’s meeting on October 31st with Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack in Chester, SugarHouse Casino in Fishtown and Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.