American Gaming Systems (AGS), a designer and manufacturer of Class II gaming machines for the Native American and commercial gaming markets, has signed a deal to offer its games for online distribution and announced a change to its executive leadership structure.
AGS has entered into an exclusive partnership with Leander, a Europe-based remote gaming server that will see AGS' key titles integrated and made available through Leander's LeGa platform.
The partnership will make AGS' successful and proven casino slots available to online casino operators via Leander. AGS slots are currently available across casinos in key jurisdictions from coast to coast in the US and the company's expansion plan is on target for new approvals. Through the integration with Leander Games, AGS will have a presence in every major market in the U.S. and now in major regulated online markets globally.
Meanwhile, AGS recently announced the appointment of David B. Lopez to the position president and CEO. Lopez will replace Robert Miodunski, who is retiring from the positions of chairman, CEO and president of AGS. Miodunski had led AGS since July 2010 and has guided the company through a period of growth and expansion, culminating with the December 2013 acquisition of AGS by affiliates of Apollo Global Management.
Lopez most recently served as president and CEO of Global Cash Access, and, prior to his role at GCA, as COO of SHFL entertainment. During his 14-year tenure with SHFL, Lopez held various positions within the organization, including Interim CEO, executive vice president, president of the Americas, vice president of product management, as well as serving as a member of its Board of Directors.