Physical Slot Machine Manufacturers
The best payout online slots are synonymous with innovative software developers like Microgaming and NetEnt. But what about the makers of physical slot machines? Let’s take a quick look at some of the leading names in the field.
Scientific Games Corporation (SG)
Founded by John Koza and Daniel Bower in 1973, Scientific Games provides gambling products and services to organisations worldwide. While headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, the company also operates as SG Gaming in the UK. Trading out of the Greater Manchester town of Oldham, it supplies slot machines alongside related products and services to licensed betting offices, casinos, arcades, and bingo halls like Club 3000.
International Game Technology (IGT)
Top games manufacturer IGT has its headquarters in London, with offices in Rome, Las Vegas, and Providence, Rhode Island. With a portfolio that includes traditional reel slot machines, video slots and progressive payout machines, IGT’s products can be found in casinos globally, including hotspots like Vegas and Atlantic City. It’s certainly come a long way since it was founded by former jukebox distributor William “Si” Redd back in 1975.
Ainsworth Game Technology (AGT)
Founded in New South Wales in 1995 by Len Ainsworth, Ainsworth Game Technology is a gaming machine designer, developer and manufacturer. The company operates across Australasia, North America, Latin America, and Europe. Recent highlights for AGT include the installation of its Historical Horse Racing System and more than 100 gaming terminals at Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Virginia, and an agreement to launch games machines for Churchill Downs.
Aristocrat Leisure Ltd
AGT founder Len Ainsworth started his first company, Aristocrat Leisure, in 1953. He stepped aside in 1984 following a cancer scare but went on to launch AGT as a new enterprise. Still going strong today, Aristocrat Leisure is headquartered in Sydney, with offices in Russia, South Africa, and the US. Hugely respected by casino operators and gamblers alike, the company operates in more than 300 gaming jurisdictions across the globe.
Aruze Gaming America, Inc
Tracing its history back to the founding of Universal Lease Company in Japan in 1969 and Universal Distributing of Nevada in Las Vegas in 1983, Aruze Gaming America, Inc took its current name in 2005. Subsidiaries include Aruze Gaming Australia and Aruze Gaming Africa, and the company also operates a manufacturing facility in the Philippines. Headquartered in Las Vegas, the company provides land-based casino slot machines and games in a multitude of international territories.