LAS VEGAS - 17 April, 2013: Kazuo Okada issued the following statement today on his and his wholly-owned subsidiary Aruze Gaming America’s (AGA) receiving a Gaming Resource Supplier license from the California Gambling Control Commission (CGCC):
“I am pleased that the California Gambling Control Commission granted a Gaming Resource Supplier license to Aruze Gaming America (my wholly owned subsidiary) and its principals.
“Granting us this license represents yet another instance in which I’ve received new gaming licenses in North America since February 18, 2012, when Wynn Resorts Ltd. brought suit against me in Nevada State Court. Since that time, I have received new gaming licenses in 18 jurisdictions where AGA was not previously licensed, including in Arkansas; Ontario, Canada; and from 16 American Indian tribes. Also since that time, AGA has obtained renewal approval for five state licenses in Arkansas; Alberta, Canada; Florida; Mississippi; and Oklahoma, and had more than 50 of its American Indian tribal licenses renewed. Each of these new licenses and renewals has been based on a determination that I am 'suitable'.
“AGA currently holds 43 licenses with American Indian tribes that operate casinos in California. Given AGA’s sales volume in the California marketplace, and the positive market response to AGA’s slot machines and gaming devices, AGA was obligated to seek a state-wide license. Business momentum is strong and, thanks to the approval from the CGCC, we look forward to continuing our solid growth in California and across the U.S. market.”
Mr. Okada also is a co-founder of Wynn Resorts, Ltd, and founder and Chairman of Universal Entertainment Corporation.
About Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
Las Vegas-based Aruze Gaming America, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures slot machines and gaming devices for the global casino market. With subsidiaries in Australia, South Africa, Macau and Japan, Aruze Gaming America produces highly innovative gaming products, including high resolution video and stepper slot machines, communal gaming products and multi-terminal devices. For more news and information on Aruze Gaming, please visit http://www.aruzegaming.com.