Elk Grove Village, IL -- Wednesday, August 10, 2011 -- American Vending Sales (AVS) was issued an Illinois Video Gaming Distributor license on August 9, 2011 by the Illinois Gaming Board. This license will allow AVS to sell video gaming machines to licensed operators pursuant to the 2009 Illinois Video Gaming Act. The Illinois Video Gaming Act legalizes the use of Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at licensed liquor locations including bars, restaurants, truck stops, and fraternal and veterans' organizations in Illinois.
'We are extremely proud to have been named a licensed distributor by the Illinois Gaming Board," remarked Vince Gumma, President of AVS. "We are excited to be able to move forward and bring the best in video gaming to our customers." AVS has partnered with International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) to be their exclusive distributor in the Illinois Video Gaming market. IGT products available for this market will include video poker, video lineup (video reel) and video blackjack games.
"We anticipate that our customers will have many questions regarding the IGT products, services and financing," said Jim McAllister, CFO at AVS. AVS will be announcing a schedule of Video Gaming informational and training events throughout the state of Illinois in the near future. "Educating our customers is the best service that we can provide," commented Tony Shamma, VP of Sales for AVS. "Seminars, one-on-one meetings and technical schools will ensure that our clients are poised to be successful Video Gaming operators." If you are interested in learning more, please contact AVS at 847-439-9400.
AVS is a distributor of amusement and gaming machines based in Elk Grove Village, IL. Founded by Frank Gumma in Chicago in 1971, AVS has established itself as the preeminent full-service amusement and vending distributor in Illinois, with a broad customer base encompassing the entire state. AVS offers a complete range of services to its customers and the manufacturers it represents, from sales of equipment and parts to comprehensive repair and refurbishing. More information about AVS is available at www.americanvending.com or www.facebook.com/americanvending.
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products, as well as online and mobile gaming solutions for regulated markets. More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com, or follow IGT on Twitter at @IGTNews or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IGT.