AGS, the designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products, and interactive solutions for the gaming industry, has announced that the path has been paved for its Pennsylvanian entry.

Awarded two licenses, namely those of a slot machine manufacturer and table games manufacturer, by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), AGS is now cleared to place its products within the Commonwealth’s 12 casinos.

A commencement of this activity has initially been pencilled in for early next year, with the Keystone State’s casino industry currently encompassing ten standalone and racetrack entity’s, as well as two resort casinos.

Estimations place the industry as generating in the region of $1.4bn in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play.

David Lopez, AGS President and chief executive officer, commented: “The two Pennsylvania licenses represent a huge milestone for AGS, as we continue to expand our presence into new markets for our company.

“Now we can offer our high-performing slot cabinets, game content, table games, and table equipment to the thriving Pennsylvania gaming market.

“This is huge news for AGS and we can’t wait to start talking to Pennsylvania’s gaming operators about how we can deliver a great player experience and operating efficiencies, with our innovative slot and table solutions.”

This follows the Las Vegas headquartered organisation agreeing a deal with its home city’s NHL franchise, on a multi-year corporate partnership.

Becoming the first gaming equipment supplier to enter such an agreement within the NHL, AGS is to sponsor the all new “Play of the Game” feature on the video board at each Vegas Golden Knights home game.

Lopez, added: “AGS employees have been huge Golden Knights fans from the team’s inception, and we are excited to take our support and love for this team to another level as corporate partners, working together with the Golden Knights and other corporate partners such as Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts, Station Casinos and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, to name a few, to truly demonstrate our mutual obsession with the game.”