The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers announced it approved the membership applications of eight additional companies. That brings the total of gaming suppliers belonging to AGEM up to 149.
AGEM is a nonprofit trade association representing the professional business interests of manufacturers and suppliers of equipment used in the gaming industry. AGEM’s new members are: Agilysys, Casino Connection International, CDC Gaming Reports, Century Gaming Technologies, Coretronic, Four Corners, GameCo, and Media Resources International.
AGEM works and lobbies to advance the interests of gambling equipment manufacturers and suppliers around the world. They take political action, attempt to influence regulators, use trade shows to educate, form educational alliances and disseminate information. They assist regulators and participate in the legislative process to advance the industry’s best interest and promote responsible gaming initiatives.
They are open to membership to companies that manufacturer and supply: Electronic gaming devices, Lottery systems, Table games, Online gaming technology, Key components, and Gaming industry support products and services.
Agilysys is a provider of hospitality software solutions and services. It serves the entire hospitality industry, and that specifically includes providing management software to casino resorts and and tribal gaming facilities, offering streamlined systems to maximize revenues. Gaming comprises half their revenue.
Casino Connection International puts out Global Gaming Business magazine (GGB), and associated publications and websites. GGB Magazine is published monthly, and is a leading trade magazine on the casino gaming industry. It aims to be the complete source of news in the industry.
CDC Gaming Reports distributes gaming industry news reports daily. It focuses on casino industry news, but it also offers humor and commentary. And it maintains a database of casino promotions.
Century Gaming Technologies manufactures gaming devices. Its products include: Power Vision, Gambler’s Bonus, Gambler’s Bonus Advantage, i3 for the convenience store gaming market, Game Tender to track players and even their own ATM machine.
Four Corners provides lottery, bingo and tribal gaming operatives with technological solutions. Their Coverall Gaming company provides operators with Mobile On-Premise technology to allow people to gamble with their mobile devices while inside the casino.
GameCo combines casino gambling with video games. They are pioneering video games that are skill-based. However, their software will make sure the each device delivers the same return to the house as do slot machines. They are attempting to draw millenials into gambling in landbased casinos for entertainment. That generation is not attracted to traditional slot machines, but are used to playing video games. They make the first video game gambling machines (VGM™). “Attracting millennials to the casino floor is the most critical issue facing gaming destinations today,” said Blaine Graboyes, GameCo CEO. He believes their VGMs are the natural evolution of the slot machine.
Media Resources International makes LED displays.