AIGC Co “will promote the advantages of TransAct’s industry-leading casino gaming print technologies to all constituencies pursuing and supporting the large potential market opportunity in Japan, including established gaming equipment manufacturers, international and local casino operators, government officials and to-be-created regulatory agencies,” TransAct informed.
No further details on the nature of the partnership were disclosed. According to the document, AIGC is “a new consulting agency focused on the potential casino gaming market in Japan”. The firm is reportedly led by veteran casino gaming executive Akiyoshi Isoi.
“I am truly excited to be working with Aki as he is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in the casino industry,” the chairman and chief executive of TransAct, Bart Shuldman, said in a prepared statement included in the filing. “He now resides in Japan and his relationships and knowledge of the market will help ensure that the advantages of our leading solutions are top of mind for all participants in the market,” Shuldman added.
The Japanese casino gaming market “is expected to be a major [business] opportunity”, TransAct stated. It said it forecast the initial licensing of “up to three large-scale integrated casino resort properties; two in large cities and one in a regional market”, with the first properties opening as early as 2021.
Source: GMB / GGR Asia