Aruze Gaming America Announces Appointment of Richard Pennington as Chief Executive Officer

SOURCE: Aruze Gaming America

LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – Aruze Gaming America, a rising leader in global slot entertainment, announced today that it has appointed Richard Pennington as Chief Executive Officer for the Americas.

“We are excited to welcome Mr. Pennington to Aruze Gaming. His diverse background and experience in the industry will be instrumental in furthering our growth and development,” said Kazuo Okada, President and Chairman of Aruze Gaming America, Inc. 

As CEO, Mr. Pennington will hold the most senior position in the Americas. Mr. Pennington will be instrumental in providing strategic business direction for the company and will oversee all aspects of the Americas’ business. 

“Aruze Gaming is a company with significant promise and a rising supplier in this industry,” said Mr. Pennington. “I am thrilled to join Aruze at such an opportune time.”

Mr. Pennington brings nearly 20 years of gaming experience to Aruze Gaming. He previously served as executive vice president of corporate strategy and product development for International Game Technology where he was responsible for the expansion of the company through mergers, acquisitions and product diversification. Prior to holding these positions, Mr. Pennington worked as controller for IGT North America.

About Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
Las Vegas-based Aruze Gaming America, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures slot machines and gaming devices for the global casino market. With subsidiaries in Australia, South Africa, Macau and Japan, Aruze Gaming America produces highly innovative gaming products, including high resolution video and stepper slot machines, communal gaming products and multi-terminal devices.