SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Feb 26, 2013) -  Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL) today announced the appointment of legendary game developer Joe Kaminkow as a Senior Vice President of Game Development.

Kaminkow is widely acknowledged as one of the most successful creative talents in the global gaming industry, having led the development of many of the best performing slot titles of the past twenty years, including Wheel of Fortune™, Sex and the City™ and Ghostbusters™.

Kaminkow's appointment, together with the recent exclusive third-party appointments of Daniel Marks and Scott Olive, will further enhance Aristocrat's creative talent pool and accelerate its strategy to become the world's best provider of gaming content. 

Kaminkow's deep experience in casino slot games, with a particular focus on North American recurring revenue games, will benefit Aristocrat's strategy to expand its participation in this valuable market segment and optimise its core Class III business. 

Kaminkow will be based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is expected to commence employment in May 2013, subject to certain regulatory approvals and other pre-employment conditions. 

Aristocrat Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Jamie Odell said, "I'm delighted to welcome a standout talent of Joe Kaminkow's calibre to Aristocrat. 

"Joe knows how to combine maths, art and brands to make great games that delight players and drive revenues for our customers. We look forward to Joe's contribution as we take another step up in our ability to grow returns in the critical North American recurring revenue segment, in line with our strategy.

"To deliver the world's greatest gaming content, we need the world's greatest game development talent. Joe's appointment is further evidence that Aristocrat is serious about securing the best talent bar none, and making significant progress against this goal," concluded Odell.

Joe Kaminkow said, "I'm excited to be joining a company that is so focused on great game content. There's real energy and momentum here, and I'm looking forward to being part of the team that makes Aristocrat the number one gaming content provider in the world."

Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL) is a leading global provider of gaming. The Group is licensed by over two hundred regulators and its products and services are available in over ninety countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines, interactive video terminal systems and casino management systems. For further information visit the Group's website at

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