Ainsworth Preparing to Enter Indian Casino Markets
Australian-based gaming technology and software provider, Ainsworth Game Technology, is preparing to enter the Indian casino markets. The company plans to showcase more than 50 poker machine games at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention (NIGA) that will be held from March 13-16 at the Phoenix Convention Center. There will be twelve new games on display, specifically developed for the Native American market.
Ainsworth acquired US-based Nova Technologies, a small manufacturer of Class II and Class III games in October 2015 for $38 million. This acquisition gave the company an entry into the Native American market as Nova was a provider of their games. It also doubled their number of machines in the US to 2,600 when Nova’s 1,300 machines over eleven states were added to Ainsworth’s count.
“The NIGA tradeshow provides a tremendous opportunity to begin a new era at Ainsworth with the introduction of our Class II product, which has been in high demand since we announced the deal last year,” stated Mike Dreitzer, Ainsworth President of North America.
“In addition, we are excited to exhibit some great new Class III games. Across the board we are packed with new content to fit the ambitious plans of our Tribal customers. Whether Class II or Class III, our overall mission is to continue to earn the trust of Tribal gaming leaders and casino professionals and provide high performing games to help their casinos continue to experience the tremendous success of prior years.”
Ainsworth will be displaying their first three Class II machines – Cash Cave, Mustang Fortune and Twice the Money, as well as Nova-developed games including China Gold, Dragon’s Heat, Immortal Nights Days of Reckoning, Immortal Nights Judgement Day and Wheel of Time. They will also be displaying titles for their expanded suite of Class III games.
April 16, 2017