AGS recently announced that experienced gaming industry executive Mark DeDeaux has joined the company as senior director, slot products. DeDeaux will oversee games product management, gaming operations and sales administration, with a focus on driving the company’s games product strategy and roadmap and overseeing AGS’ leased games business to maximize game performance and penetration.

“Mark brings exceptional experience to the customer journey,” said Andrew Burke, AGS senior vice president of slot products. “With 10 years working in casino operations in several different markets, he understands our customers’ goals and challenges very well. He also possesses a deep technical knowledge of product and a strong understanding of the competitive marketplace. We look forward to leveraging his broad industry expertise to help our customers achieve new levels of product performance and ensure that AGS continues its strong momentum.”

DeDeaux brings more than 20 years of gaming industry experience to AGS, including 13 years in gaming equipment sales and gaming operations, along with more than 10 years of experience in casino operations.

Prior to joining AGS, he served as the vice president of business development and sales for Next Gaming, a developer of skill-based slot products, where he was responsible for game development, product management, strategic initiatives, business development, sales and marketing. Prior to that, DeDeaux served four years as the director of sales at Scientific Games, with sales operations responsibility for a six-state territory in a role in which he consistently exceeded annual revenue, increased regional sales, and surpassed his annual forecasts.

Prior to joining the gaming supplier side of the business, DeDeaux served two years as the director of slot operations at Trump Casino in Gary, Indiana and eight years with Caesars Entertainment (formerly Harrah’s Entertainment) in various casino management roles at properties in Nevada, Mississippi and Illinois.