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Aspers: The British Phenomenon

By Alison OReilly

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Alison OReilly

As I rode up the escalator inside the Aspers Casino in Westfield Stratford City in East London, I knew I was entering into what was once the dream of nearly every gaming company in the U.K., and what has now become the biggest success story of modern British gaming. Having spent months planning, hiring and training staff and worrying about every conceivable problem that might happen on opening day, the team at Aspers could not...

IGT Meets Operators’ Needs in a Multitude of Ways

By Amanda Huggett

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Amanda Huggett

Think of one of the biggest, most well-known and trusted gaming manufacturers out there. I’d bet that IGT was one of the first, if the not the first, company that came to mind. With a tried and true product line for almost every area a casino property could ever need, not to mention a great group of people behind it, it’s no wonder IGT has risen to such epic heights throughout the years. And they certainly aren’t going to be stopping anytime soon.

BMM Taking the U.S. by Storm

By Amanda Huggett

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Amanda Huggett

There has been no shortage of news stemming from BMM lately, from new licenses to certifications, anniversaries to appointments, and even a new world headquarters in Las Vegas. There’s no doubt about it—BMM is seriously busy, and with their interesting history, experienced leadership, company outlook and exciting initiatives, they are finally set to take on the U.S.

INAG: Big Enough to Serve, Small Enough to Care

By Anna G. Larson

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Anna G. Larson

Innovations in Native-American Gaming Inc. (INAG) began in 1999 and has since developed a strong presence in the industry, despite being a small company. The man behind INAG, Mark H. Jones, says the table games company succeeds because it focuses on big ideas and strong relationships. Here’s the story of how INAG came to be, what values the company holds close, and what’s in store for the future of the company that filled a gap.

Cuningham Group: Telling Stories Across the Globe

By Anna G. Larson

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Anna G. Larson

Cuningham Group Architecture Inc. (Cuningham Group) has evolved its practice and philosophy throughout the last 44 years. Within the world of resort and gaming design, they are recognized thought leaders who believe Every Building Tells A Story®. Cuningham Group operates with a simple purpose—to create beautiful places for a balanced world.

Konami Reaches a New Slot in Gaming

By Shana Sager

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Shana Sager

When the current executive team for Konami Gaming Inc. formed, they were all in search of a spark. One left three decades with a single employer “looking for excitement.” Another believed in the gaming equipment manufacturer’s capacity for a seemingly unparalleled growth story. A third felt the company’s deeply-rooted “entertainment DNA” in his own bones. Together, they found that inspiration at Konami, ...

NEWave Makes a Splash

By Amanda Huggett

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Amanda Huggett

Riding a major wave of success is a company some CEM readers may know as New Wave Automation. But as of March 2011, they went through many changes, including a new look, new logo, new leaders, new products and services, and are turning a tide now as NEWave. This is the story of the new NEWave.

Slot-Tickets: Ticket Masters

By Anna G. Larson

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Anna G. Larson

In 1998, Slot-Tickets’ founders, husband-wife duo Tom Mitchell and Susan Mitchell, waited by the phone, hoping it would ring and someone would place an order for tickets. Today, the company serves customers worldwide and has produced billions of tickets. “The first million-ticket order was a big deal—it still is today,” said Managing Director of Special Projects Tom Mitchell.

Shuffle Master: Committed to Excellence

By Jenessa McAllister

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Jenessa McAllister

It’s a well-known tale in the gaming industry. Leading gaming supplier Shuffle Master was started in a Minnesota basement by its founder. At the time, no one would have expected a 700-employee, globally known gaming company to emerge. With a growing product range and a top-of-the line executive team, Shuffle Master is determined to create fun, profitable games and products for the industry worldwide.

MEI: Much More than the ‘Yellow Bill Validator’

By Amanda Huggett

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Amanda Huggett

There’s no doubt about it—MEI has a lot going for itself, including a stunning ship share, partnerships with other industry leaders, proven products and a supportive leadership with a unique take on business.MEI’s omnipresence in the gaming industry—and beyond—is confirmed in the numbers. Machines handle more than 2 billion transactions per week in more than 100 countries.