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Aristocrat Opens New Office in Spain

Slot manufacturer Aristocrat Technologies has underlined its intent to enter the Spanish low-stakes gaming market with the opening of a new subsidiary, Aristocrat Technologies Spain, S.L.
Based in Barcelona, the new entity is headed by two highly experienced aficionados of ‘Type B’ games, Jaime Riera Mendoza and Josep Carreras Pallares.
Mendoza served as general manager of one of Spain’s most successful amusement and gaming distributors from 1997 to 2007. He has played high-profile roles across a number of technological sectors, and holds several diplomas, degrees and higher degrees in mathematical, computing, business administration and management disciplines.
Pallares boasts an impressive academic record with both MBA and Ph.D qualifications as well as an ongoing professorial role. He has 28 years experience in the amusement and gaming industry, most recently serving alongside Mendoza as technical director.
“Aristocrat gaming products are successfully operating in over 200 jurisdictions, are respected by operators and are loved by players throughout the world,” said Nick Kihn, the new president of Aristocrat Technologies in Las Vegas who has for years served as executive general manager for the EMEA region. “In order to make a successful impression on what is for us a brand new market with fresh and exciting challenges, it was important to appoint two of the most renowned names in Spanish low-stake gaming. Jaime and Josep will be instrumental in introducing the Aristocrat brand to a vibrant, highly complex and competitive market.”

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