2009 legislation allows video gaming terminals at licensed liquor locations

Aristocrat Technologies has selected Moss Gaming Inc. as its exclusive distributor for the upcoming Illinois video gaming terminal market.

Under the agreement, Moss will promote Aristocrat games to operators in the Illinois video gaming terminal market and will distribute three of Aristocrat’s popular cabinets: the MAV 500, Crown Slant and the VIRIDIAN 19”.

In July 2009, the State of Illinois legalized the use of video gaming terminals (VGTs) at licensed liquor locations. As a part of the Video Gaming Act, VGTs may be sold through a distributor or direct from the manufacturer. Aristocrat selected Moss because of the company’s distribution and service experience and strong relationships with operators.

“We are extremely excited about partnering with Moss,” said Seamus McGill, Aristocrat chief operating officer. “The Illinois marketplace is perfect for our proven game mathematics, game play features, and Aristocrat’s experience in similar regulated market segments around the world. We wanted to work with the very best distributor to deliver our products to Illinois, and we believe we have found that in Moss.”

Moss Gaming President Terry Moss noted the company is “a focused and aggressive distributor and know what the Illinois operators are looking for when investing their hard-earned dollars.”

“We will provide high-earning products at an affordable price to operators. Aristocrat has proven its game quality and performance in the Midwest by capturing over 25 percent of the video gaming market in casinos. They provide quality games that players enjoy and repeatedly return to.”