Do you know that Australia also is the manufacturer of Pokies Machines. Being a famous country where pokies are widely played it is proud to know that Australian Industry for Pokies Machines is also growing.
There are number of companies making pokie machines, but in terms of major industry players, there are only three. These are Aristocrat, IGT and Konami. Of these three, Aristocrat is the most prominent although International Game Technology and Konami are quite well represented in casinos and pubs around the nation.
There were other prominent brands in the 1990s, such as Universal and Jubilee, but these have now largely disappeared. Let us learn about six popular brands in the Australian poker machine industry.
Aristocrat was founded in 1953, only three years before pokies were legalised in New South Wales. The Clubman was the first machine to come off production lines, and the Clubmaster followed a few years later. In 1984, the first “modern day pokie machine” was released by Aristocrat, changing the image of gambling in Australia and cementing Aristocrat’s position as the leader in the Australian industry.
They are now known for outstanding product performance in more than 200 jurisdictions around the world. Their diverse portfolio extends from electronic gaming machines (EGMs) and interactive video terminal systems through to online content distribution in regulated markets and complete gaming solutions for players.
International Game Technology(IGT)
International Game Technology started operating as early as the 1950s from United States. Its appearance in Australian gaming industry came in 1981 and made a move into the slot machine business.
Being a major player in the American slot machine industry, being the number one manufacturer of slot machines in the USA are now making inroads into the Australian market and have a number of successful and popular games, the best known probably being Cleopatra.
As leading innovators of slot machines and gaming enterprise management systems for the global gaming market, Konami Gaming, Inc. and Konami Australia Pty Ltd have been creating big waves in the gaming industry. Built on a rich heritage, the two companies are subsidiaries of the world-renowned entertainment developer KONAMI CORPORATION that was founded in Osaka, Japan, in 1973 by Mr. Kagemasa Kozuki. Even Konami’s tagline, Born from fun, is no exception.
Commencing as a manufacturer of gaming machines in Australia in 1996, it has expanded its market with machine exports to New Zealand, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea and more. Some of their more well known and popular games are Incan Pyramid and Money in the Bank.
Aruze Gaming is a Japanese global entertainment company that was established in 1969. Aruze Gaming now manufacture pokies for the Australian, United States of American and South African markets.
Ainsworth Game Technology
Len Ainsworth left Aristocrat in 1995 and founded Ainsworth Game Technology. Two of the more popular games of Ainsworth Game Technology are Aztec Fortune and Inca Reef. Today, with global vision and exceptional leadership, Ainsworth is able to provide the global gaming market with its outstanding range of gaming technology and game combination software.
WMS Gaming Inc. announced in 2014 of its expanding commercial activities in Australia. WMS plans to increase its Australian presence in New South Wales and other states and territories by expanding its Sydney office and offer an innovative product portfolio that is tailored to Australian players, which is expected to enhance the player experience. Williams Gaming is one of the largest brands currently manufacturing games for the United States market. WMS is a subsidiary of WMS Industries, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Scientific Games Corporation in 2013.