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Affinity Gaming Appoints Mary Elizabeth Higgins Chief Executive Officer

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Higgins Brings 20+ Years of Gaming Experience

 

Affinity Gaming today announced the appointment of Mary Elizabeth Higgins as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Ms. Higgins, a gaming industry veteran, has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer and succeeds Tony Rodio who will leave Company to pursue other opportunities.

Additionally, Eric Fiocco, Affinity’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, has been named Chief Operating Officer, succeeding Ms. Higgins. Mr. Fiocco will continue in his role as CMO.

For nearly 20 years, Ms. Higgins has held executive roles in the gaming sector, focusing on strategic financial management, capital formation, acquisition strategies and investor relations. Before joining Affinity in June 2018, she was instrumental in establishing VICI Properties, a REIT spinoff from Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. (CEOC), and served as its CFO. From 2014 to 2017, she was CFO of CEOC, the largest subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, where she oversaw finances across 38 casino locations in 14 U.S. states as well as in five countries. Earlier in her career, Ms. Higgins served as CFO at companies such as Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc., Herbst Gaming, Inc., the predecessor company of Affinity Gaming, and Camco, Inc.

Mary Beth has significant knowledge of and experience in the gaming sector, including 10 years at Affinity’s predecessor Herbst Gaming, and a track record of success that makes her uniquely qualified to lead Affinity as CEO,” said James Zenni, Chairman of Affinity’s Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Z Capital Partners. “I am confident that Mary Beth is the right person to lead the Company into its next chapter of success and I look forward to working together as we continue to enhance the customer and guest experience and drive sustainable, long-term growth at Affinity.”

“I am excited to lead Affinity and deliver on our commitment to further enhance Affinity as a local casino leader in an evolving gaming landscape,” said Ms. Higgins. “Alongside Eric and the rest of the management team, I look forward to continuing to partner with Z Capital, an experienced and proven investor in the gaming industry, and I am eager to help capture Affinity’s significant growth potential, while continuing to deliver the high-quality service and unmatched player experience that are staples at Affinity properties across the country.”

Mr. Fiocco, a veteran of the gaming and casino industry with nearly four decades of experience, joined Affinity Gaming in November 2018. Prior to joining Affinity, Mr. Fiocco, served as Chief Marketing Officer of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. where he was responsible for marketing operations across eight properties. Earlier in his career, Mr. Fiocco served as Senior Vice President of Casino Operations and Marketing for Resorts Casino Hotel and in a number of roles at Caesars Atlantic City, culminating as Vice President of Operations and Marketing.

Affiliates of Z Capital Partners, the private equity management arm of Z Capital Group, closed the take-private acquisition of Affinity in 2017.

 

About Affinity:

Affinity Gaming is a diversified casino gaming company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company’s casino operations consist of 11 casinos, five of which are located in Nevada, three in Colorado, two in Missouri and one in Iowa. For more information about Affinity Gaming, please visit its website: www.affinitygaming.com.

 

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Skyrocket Deals with Millennium Media, Snaps up Hollywood Film Rights

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The US based tech-entertainment company, Skyrocket Entertainment, has made deal with US-based Millennium Media and acquired international rights to a number of iconic Hollywood feature films including Rambo 4, The Expendables and the Fallen franchise. Skyrocket will transform these stories and characters into new gaming content and products and migrate them into the worldwide online gambling sector.

Production of the film-branded gaming content will commence from May 2019 with expected delivery slated for 2020. The deal was struck between Skyrocket CEO, Sean O’Kelly and Millennium Media president, Jeffrey Greenstein.

“We are excited to be working with Millennium Media, adding the crown jewels of their library to the Skyrocket slate for this innovative venture. Millennium recognised the value and vast potential of this new revenue stream from day one and we’re looking forward to creating fresh and immersive gaming experiences around these well-loved films, which resonate with existing but also new audiences worldwide,” O’Kelly said.


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AGTech Wins Lottery Hardware Bid in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China

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AGTech Holdings Limited is delighted to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Beijing AGTech GOT Technology Co., Ltd has won the lottery terminals procurement tender to supply lottery terminals to the Sports Lottery Administration Center in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, following the winning bids in Tianjin and Hainan since 2019. The successful bid further strengthened the Company’s leading position in China’s sports lottery hardware market and demonstrated the continued competitiveness of AGTech’s lottery terminals.

John Sun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AGTech said, “So far this year, AGTech GOT has already won tenders in various province, municipality and autonomous region across China, further reaffirming our hardware division’s continued dedication to and leading position in China’s lottery industry. AGTech has and will continue to enhance product innovation, ensure safety and R&D compliance, and contribute to the overall healthy development of China’s lottery market.”

 

About AGTech Holdings Limited:

AGTech was incorporated in Bermuda and its shares are listed on the GEM (Stock Code: 08279). AGTech is an integrated technology and services company engaged in the lottery and mobile games and entertainment market with a focus on China and selected international markets. A member of the Alibaba Group with around 400 employees, AGTech is the exclusive lottery platform of Alibaba Group and Ant Financial Group.

AGTech’s businesses are broadly divided into two categories:

  • Lottery (including hardware, games and systems,  provision of distribution and ancillary services); and
  • Games and Entertainment.

AGTech is a Gold Contributor of the World Lottery Association (WLA), an associate member of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association (APLA), and an official partner of the International Mind Sports Association (IMSA).

For more information, please visit www.agtech.com

 

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Pariplay Launches Dragons of the North

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Pariplay Ltd., a leading provider of Internet Gaming Systems, has launched Dragons of the North, a new online video slot that sends players on a thrilling journey to a world of fantasy and adventure.

Beautifully realised graphics further add to the game’s allure, depicting a colourful but treacherous landscape that is sure to encourage repeat play and deeper exploration into all this magical world has to offer.

Players can trigger several special reel prizes with the Golden Dragon Egg symbol, which also acts as a Wild in both the base game and free spins. Possible rewards include cash prizes, 10 free spins and one of four different jackpots with multipliers ranging from ×15 to ×1000.

“We’re very excited about Dragons of the North, which is a worthy follow-up to the incredible success of the Rumble Rhino slot that we launched in March. These games are each representative of our commitment to crafting engaging experiences with innovative gameplay features. In the case of Dragons of the North, we’ve included a special feature where each reel has its own prize, which changes with each spin,” Richard Mintz, Commercial and Marketing Director of Pariplay said.


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