nder the agreement, AVS will provide IGT's games to operators in the Illinois Video Lottery Market.
"We look forward to working hand-in-hand with AVS," said Eric Tom, executive vice president of sales and marketing for IGT. "Their knowledge of the local market is an exceptional asset for IGT. Together, we can provide the Video Lottery Market in Illinois the highest-performing games available to make each location a success."
On July 13, 2009, the state of Illinois legalized the use of Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at licensed liquor locations including bars, restaurants, truck stops and fraternal and veterans' organizations. As part of the Video Gaming Act, video gaming terminals must be sold through a distributor.
"This partnership between AVS and IGT is a win-win for Illinois' Video Lottery Market," said Vince Gumma, president of AVS. "As IGT's distributor, we will be able to provide proven player-favorite games to operators. Only IGT has the track record to provide the very best games for the Illinois Video Lottery Market and we are excited to be the sole provider of IGT games for this market."
AVS is a distributor of amusement and gaming machines based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Founded in Chicago in 1971, the firm 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.