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Aristocrat Names Illinois Distributor, Opens Mexico Office

Aristocrat Names Illinois Distributor, Opens Mexico Office

Slot manufacturer Aristocrat Technologies announced expansion into two jurisdictions last month.

The company said that it has selected Moss Gaming Inc. as its exclusive distributor of video lottery terminals to licensed liquor establishments in Illinois under the VLT law enacted last year.

Under the agreement, Moss will promote Aristocrat games to operators in the Illinois VLT market and will distribute three of Aristocrat’s popular cabinets-the MAV 500, Crown Slant and the Viridian 19-inch.

The games are being sold under the 2009 Video Gaming Terminal Act, which stipulates that machines may be sold through a distributor or direct from the manufacturer.

Aristocrat selected Moss after an extensive search, citing the company’s distribution and service experience and strong relationships with operators.

Aristocrat cut the ribbon to open its Mexico City office on May 4. The office will support Aristocrat’s growth strategies for Mexico.

“Mexico holds tremendous potential for Aristocrat, as Class III regulated gaming expands in this country,” said Seamus McGill, chief operating officer for Aristocrat Americas. “We recently commenced business in Mexico with major clients and will continue to aggressively pursue opportunities throughout the market. We are thrilled to be opening our Mexico City office, firmly establishing our presence and allowing us to provide high-earning gaming products and service to our customers.”

Aristocrat Vice President of Latin America Alvaro Nores will be responsible for overseeing and directing Aristocrat’s Mexican business strategy, and Carlos Carrion, director of sales and operations for Mexico, will direct the Mexico City’s office sales and support staff.

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