In recent years, the production of slot machines has become a more competitive market. In the 1970s, around 90 percent of the market belonged to Bally Gaming Systems. It was most likely that a Bally-made slot machine was the one you played during that period. There are now well over a dozen slot manufacturer on the market. Software designers also create online casino slot machines. This is just a small selection of the most prominent names in traditional slot machine manufacturing.
AC Coin & Slot were founded in 1978 in Pleasantville. I don’t know if you were there, but I didn’t realize the town existed until I saw Reese Witherspoon in Pleasantville. It wasn’t in New Jersey. However, parts of the Garden State look pleasant to me. AC Coin & Slot began making slot machines in New Jersey around the time that gambling became legal in the state. They also sell International Game Technology slots in Atlantic City.
Aruze Corporation is a Japanese company that produces slot machines as well as other products. They are authorized to distribute and manufacture slot machines in New Jersey, Nevada, and Mississippi. Their U.S. subsidiary, Aruze Gaming America is based in Vegas. It is a 100%-owned subsidiary.
Atronic Americas does not have a North, South, or Central American headquarters. It is actually a German company. They didn’t like Atronic Deutchland for some reason. If you ask me, it has a lovely ring. The company was founded in 1994 and is now the third largest slot machine manufacturer in the entire world.
Bally Gaming Systems was the first big boy in the industry. It was founded in 1968 and has been operating under many names including Bally Technologies. They also manufactured the first multicoin and video multi-coin slots. Although they no longer have the same market dominance as they did in the past, Bally remains a major player in the industry. They are not related with Bally Total Fitness.
International Game Technology is a manufacturer located in Reno, Nevada. It was founded by Lieutenant Jim Dangle (and his fine deputies). IGT is a multinational corporation with branches located around the world and is the biggest slot machine manufacturer in all of the world. They pioneered the use of progressive slots in wide areas and developed EZ-Pay, a ticketed system.
Konami Gaming, the gambling division of the Japanese firm is best-known for its popular video games that can be found in arcades around the world. Konami is amazing! They invented Castlevania. That’s enough. They have been making slots since 1973 but only started selling slots in the United States in 2003. They are licensed in Nevada, as well as several American tribal territories.