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Aristocrat, VGT Sign Major Deals in Oklahoma

VGT, the Class II game subsidiary of slot-maker Aristocrat Technologies, announced that Cherokee Nation Entertainment (CNE) has agreed to place VGT games at its nine casinos located across northeast Oklahoma.

The parent company also announced a new deal in Oklahoma with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Gaming Operation, under which the Creek Nation’s 12 casinos will add the Aristocrat Oasis 360 casino management system along with Class II and Class III machines.

Under the CNE contract, VGT is supplying Class II games, including new VGT Class II products such as Easy Money Jackpot wide-area progressive, the Red Spin Gambler video series, and the upcoming Client 6 high-entertainment games.

The agreement continues a partnership between Cherokee Nation and VGT that dates back to 2002.

CNE operates Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa; eight Cherokee Casinos, including a horse-racing track; three hotels; three golf courses and other retail operations. The tribal enterprise employs 4,000 people.

“We’ve worked with VGT for more than a decade and look forward to growing our partnership,” said Mark Fulton, chief operating officer of CNE. “As the region’s entertainment leader, we bring our guests the best entertainment experience in the market, and that means bringing them the latest, most enjoyable games in the industry.”

In the Creek Nation deal, Aristocrat will install Oasis 360 to replace existing competitor systems at all Creek Nation casino locations, including the new Margaritaville Tulsa, which is scheduled to open later this year.

Aristocrat will install its Oasis 360 system solutions suite, including the Oasis HALo suite of products. Additionally, all 12 properties will convert to the Aristocrat one-card solution, allowing Creek players to enjoy all the benefits of their play at any of the Creek casinos.

Pat Crofts, CEO of Muscogee (Creek) Nation Casinos, said, “We have enjoyed a strong working relationship with VGT for many years, and we are very much looking forward to benefiting from the combined forces of Aristocrat and VGT, bringing leading games to our players to further enhance their guest experience with us.”

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