AGS has announced that it has been awarded a slot machine manufacturer license, and table games manufacturer license, by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

The designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products, and interactive solutions for the gaming industry, via its licensing is now able to begin placing products within the Keystone State’s 12 casinos.

A commencement of this activity has initially been pencilled in for early next year, with the Commonwealth’s casino industry currently encompassing ten standalone and racetrack entity’s, in addition to two resort casinos.

Estimations place the industry as generating in the region of $1.4bn in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play.

David Lopez, AGS President and chief executive officer, addressed AGS’ latest state entry: “The two Pennsylvania licenses represent a huge milestone for AGS, as we continue to expand our presence into new markets for our company.

“Now, we can offer our high-performing slot cabinets, game content, table games, and table equipment to the thriving Pennsylvania gaming market.

“This is huge news for AGS and we can’t wait to start talking to Pennsylvania’s gaming operators about how we can deliver a great player experience and operating efficiencies, with our innovative slot and table solutions.”

This follows the Las Vegas headquartered organisation agreeing a deal with its home city’s National Hockey League franchise, on a multi-year corporate partnership.

Becoming the first gaming equipment supplier to enter such an agreement within the NHL, AGS is to sponsor the all new “Play of the Game” feature on the video board at each Vegas Golden Knights home game.

Kerry Bubolz, Vegas Golden Knights president, commented, “Adding the fastest-growing gaming equipment supplier to our roster of team partners is a big milestone for our organisation, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about partnering with AGS.

“AGS has a renowned corporate culture and expanding global reach, enabling us to connect our brand to their employees and customers in Las Vegas, across the country, and around the world.”