LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Aug 10, 2011) - American Gaming Systems (AGS), a leading designer, manufacturer and operator of gaming machines with more than 8,000 units in operation, announced today it has appointed gaming industry veteran Curt C. Mayer as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Mayer comes to AGS from Las Vegas-based SkyWire Media, Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President and CFO for the private start-up company that develops integrated, mobile-centric applications for the hospitality industry.

Prior to joining SkyWire, Mayer, beginning in 2007, served as the Corporate Vice President of Finance for Station Casinos, Inc., where he played key roles in Station's $5.7 billion going-private transaction in 2007, $410 million in debt financing for Aliante Station in 2007 and a $250 million land loan in 2008.

From 2002 until 2007, Mayer served as CFO for Black Gaming, LLC, a public gaming company located in Mesquite, Nev., where he was integral in raising approximately $180 million and taking the company public in 2004. Prior to Black Gaming, Mayer spent 10 years with the accounting firm Arthur Andersen serving public companies in various industries from gaming to technology.

With roots in the gaming industry dating back to 1996, AGS' current portfolio of products includes Class III and Class II machines, Class III and Class II server-based gaming and wide-area progressives, most with an emphasis on locals play. Privately held by San Francisco-based Alpine Investors, AGS is a leader in the Class II space, providing video machines to tribal markets, and has sales, service, development and management locations in Nevada, Illinois, Oklahoma, California, Florida and Canada, with a satellite service presence in a number of other jurisdictions. AGS' current list of market approvals includes Oklahoma, California, Florida, New Mexico, Michigan, Maryland, Washington, Texas, New York, Louisiana and South Dakota and is seeking regulatory approvals and gaming licenses in new jurisdictions every month.


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