Kazuo Okada Statement on Receiving a Gaming Resource Supplier License from
the California Gambling Control Commission
LAS VEGAS -- April 17, 2013
Kazuo Okada issued the following statement today on his and his wholly-owned
subsidiary Aruze Gaming America’s (AGA) receiving a Gaming Resource Supplier
license from the California Gambling Control Commission (CGCC):
“I am pleased that the California Gambling Control Commission granted a Gaming
Resource Supplier license to Aruze Gaming America (my wholly owned subsidiary)
and its principals.
“Granting us this license represents yet another instance in which I’ve
received new gaming licenses in North America since February 18, 2012, when
Wynn Resorts Ltd. brought suit against me in Nevada State Court. Since that
time, I have received new gaming licenses in 18 jurisdictions where AGA was
not previously licensed, including in Arkansas; Ontario, Canada; and from 16
American Indian tribes. Also since that time, AGA has obtained renewal
approval for five state licenses in Arkansas; Alberta, Canada; Florida;
Mississippi; and Oklahoma, and had more than 50 of its American Indian tribal
licenses renewed. Each of these new licenses and renewals has been based on a
determination that I am 'suitable'.
“AGA currently holds 43 licenses with American Indian tribes that operate
casinos in California. Given AGA’s sales volume in the California marketplace,
and the positive market response to AGA’s slot machines and gaming devices,
AGA was obligated to seek a state-wide license. Business momentum is strong
and, thanks to the approval from the CGCC, we look forward to continuing our
solid growth in California and across the U.S. market.”
Mr. Okada also is a co-founder of Wynn Resorts, Ltd, and founder and Chairman
of Universal Entertainment Corporation.
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. For more news and information on Aruze Gaming, please visit
For Aruze Gaming America, Inc.:
Rob Ziems, Executive Vice President, General Counsel
For Kazuo Okada:
Kirsti McCabe or Chris Mumma
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