Aruze Gaming Global (AG2) is granted Regulatory Approvals with 14 Tribal and 4 Additional State Licenses adding to the over 150 Licenses granted.

Las Vegas, NV  |  February 15, 2024   — Aruze Gaming Global (AG2) proudly announces a significant milestone in its operations, having secured approvals from 14 tribal entities across the United States, alongside obtaining licenses from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, South Dakota, West Virginia Lottery, and the Wisconsin Division of Gaming.


This accomplishment marks a substantial expansion for AG2, solidifying its commitment to providing cutting-edge gaming solutions with the highest standards of regulatory compliance. The 14 tribal approvals underscore the company’s dedication to fostering strong relationships with indigenous communities while ensuring responsible and transparent gaming practices.


In Louisiana, AG2 has received a coveted license from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, allowing the company to contribute to the state’s vibrant gaming landscape. The approval from the West Virginia Lotter and South Dakota positions AG2 as a key player in the region, while the certification from the Wisconsin Division of Gaming opens doors to new opportunities in the state.


“We are thrilled to have received approvals from 14 tribal entities and additional state licenses in Louisiana, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin,” said Kelcey Allison, Global Chief Operating Officer at AG2. “This achievement reflects our commitment to regulatory excellence and our dedication to providing top-tier gaming experiences. We look forward to contributing to the gaming industry in these regions and building lasting relationships with our esteemed customers.”


AG2 remains at the forefront of innovation in the gaming industry, offering a diverse portfolio of products and services. With these recent regulatory successes, the company is poised for continued growth and success in the dynamic and evolving landscape of the gaming market.



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About Aruze Gaming Global (AG2):

 Aruze Gaming Global (AG2) is a leading provider of innovative gaming solutions, committed to delivering unparalleled entertainment experiences. With a diverse portfolio of cutting-edge products and services, AG2 continues to set new standards in the gaming industry. The company’s dedication to regulatory compliance, integrity, and responsible gaming positions it as a trusted partner for operators worldwide.

Q1 2024 – American Cancer Society

For Q1 of 2024, AG2 has chosen American Cancer Society to receive a $2500 donation

The American Cancer Society is a leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. They are improving the lives of people with cancer and their families as the only organization combating cancer through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.  They couldn’t do what they do without volunteers, fundraisers, and donors. Together, we’re making a difference – and you can, too. Become a volunteer, make a tax-deductible donation, or participate in a fundraising event to help save lives.


Aruze Gaming Global appoints Betty Zhao as Senior Vice President of International Operations

Las Vegas, Nevada – November 22, 2023 – Aruze Gaming Global, operating under Empire Technological Group, a prominent supplier in the gaming sector, is excited to announce the appointment of Betty Zhao as its new Senior Vice President of International Operations.

Formerly the Chief Operating Officer at LT Game since 2007, Betty Zhao demonstrated a unique blend of strategic vision and operational excellence in overseeing LT Game’s operations, including marketing, sales, product development, and casino operations. As a key figure in building LT Game into a major gaming supplier in Macau, Betty played a crucial role in its development. Prior to LT Game, she served as a Product Specialist at Johnson & Johnson Medical.

Kelcey Allison, Global Chief Operating Officer, expressed, “We are thrilled to welcome Betty. Her proven track record and history of accomplishments will play a pivotal role in executing Aruze Gaming Global’s International strategic plan.”  Kelcey added, that ”Betty’s focus will be to establish Aruze Gaming Global’s international segment as the premier provider of electronic gaming machines throughout the global gaming industry.”

Betty Zhao, the newly appointed Senior Vice President of International Operations, shared her excitement, stating, “I am truly honored to be part of Aruze Gaming Global. It is an exhilarating time in the gaming industry, and I look forward to contributing to the team that will shape its future worldwide.”


About Aruze Gaming Global – single source for exceptional casino games including Class III and Class II electronic gaming machines, table games, and innovative table game technologies with the express goal of helping maximize player experience and gaming operator revenues worldwide.

Q4 2023 – Opportunity Village

For Q4 of 2023, Aruze has chosen Opportunity Village to receive a $2500 donation.

Opportunity Village has been dedicated to helping people with disabilities find the very best version of themselves. Through workforce development, community employment, day services, inclusive housing, arts and social recreation, they are able to find new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration, and unleash creative passions. Opportunity Village thrives with the funding from our social enterprises, signature events and the generous philanthropy of their donors and community partners.



Aruze Gaming Global promotes Kelcey Allison as Global COO and Appoints Mark Hettinger as General Counsel

Las Vegas, Nevada – September 26, 2023 – Empire Technological Group d/b/a “Aruze Gaming Global”, a leader in the gaming industry, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kelcey Allison to Global Chief Operating Officer and the appointment of Mark Hettinger as its new General Counsel.

Kelcey Allison brings over 25 years of executive management experience to his new role at Aruze Gaming Global. He has held many executive positions throughout his career in the gaming industry including, Chief Executive Officer at Aruze Gaming America, Senior Vice President at Ainsworth Game Technology, Chief Executive Officer at GSL Gaming Group, Regional Vice President of Sales, at Progressive Gaming International, and most recently Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Play Synergy and Empire. Kelcey has previously been granted licenses in over 200 jurisdictions throughout the world.

Mark Hettinger brings over 25 years of executive management and legal expertise to his new role at Aruze Gaming Global. Prior to joining the company, he held the prominent position as General Manager of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino.  He also served as Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary for Walker Digital Table Systems (WDTS).  Prior to WDTS Mr. Hettinger held senior management positions at the industry’s largest suppliers, including International Game Technology, WMS Gaming, and Scientific Games, where he demonstrated exceptional proficiency in key legal responsibilities, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance.

“We are delighted to welcome Mark Hettinger and congratulate Kelcey Allison” said Frank Feng, President. “Mark and Kelcey’s proven track record and combined history of accomplishments will be pivotal in the execution of Empire’s strategic plan, including the integration of Empire Technological Group and Play Synergy with Aruze Gaming and the ultimate goal of being recognized as the highest value-add provider of electronic gaming machines and Online in the world.”

“I am truly honored to be the Global Chief Operating Officer of Aruze Gaming Global. Kelcey Allison commented. It is a very exciting time to be in the gaming industry, and I am thrilled to be a part of the team that will shape its future. My vision for Aruze Gaming Global is clear – we will continue to innovate, expand our global reach, and deliver exceptional gaming experiences to players worldwide. Together with our talented teams, we will strive for operational excellence, pushing the boundaries of creativity and technology. At the same time, we will continue to foster a culture of collaboration and passion for both companies. I look forward to working closely with our dedicated employees, partners, and stakeholders on this exhilarating journey.”

“I am honored to join the new Aruze Gaming Global team and contribute to its mission of becoming a true innovator and leader in the gaming industry,” Mark Hettinger commented. “I look forward to collaborating with the extraordinarily talented individuals at Aruze Gaming Global and providing strategic legal guidance that will not only mitigate risks but also facilitate opportunities for the company’s continued advancement.”

Mark holds an undergraduate degree in Business from BYU, an MBA from UNLV, and a Juris Doctorate from Boyd School of Law. 

Play Synergy Receives Gaming Approval in Nevada and EGM assets of Aruze Gaming America

Las Vegas, Nevada – August 1, 2023 – Empire Technological Group DBA, “Play Synergy”, a rapidly growing supplier in the gaming industry, is thrilled to announce the receipt of its manufacturer and distributor gaming licenses, granted by the Nevada Gaming Commission. This important milestone, along with all the other jurisdictional approvals establishes a foundation for continued success in bringing Play Synergy’s content to a highly regulated market.

Just one day earlier, Play Synergy’s proposal to purchase the Electronic Gaming Machine (EGM) and online assets of Aruze Gaming America was approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court. This transaction is expected to close no later than September of 2023. Play Synergy also announced that the pending acquisition will provide Play Synergy with ownership of, or access to, all Aruze’s (EGM based) game library, lease and participation machines, business assets including intellectual property, and their related sales, service, and marketing operations.

The company further announced the pending acquisition of overseas operations for Aruze Gaming.

“These two accomplishments propel us to an exciting new level in this competitive space,” said Frank Feng, President of Play Synergy. “A Nevada gaming license is a key and indispensable component of any supplier’s ability to establish a leadership position in our industry. The combination of both companies’ teams, platforms, and other resources will ensure that we have the ability to develop and deliver superior content well into the future.”

Play Synergy will continue providing products under the “Aruze” brand, as it believes Aruze has a legacy of bringing some of the most innovative and best performing games in the industry.

About Play Synergy, an Empire Technological Group LTD Company- the company is a single source for exceptional casino games including Class III and Class II electronic gaming devices, table games, and innovative table game technologies with the express goal of helping maximize player experience and gaming operator revenues.

*All ETG assets have been taken over by Interblock Gaming*

Aruze Gaming Establishes First European Office to Support Expanding European Market

Aruze Gaming Establishes First European Office to Support Expanding European Market


Aruze Gaming Europe to Provide Sales and Support for European, Middle Eastern and North African Markets 

AMSTERDAM — January 18, 2023 — Aruze Gaming Europe (Aruze), a leading developer of gambling entertainment solutions for the global casino market, today announced its first office in Europe providing a dedicated sales and service support to Aruze’s European, Middle Eastern and North African marketbases.

“Aruze’s presence is expanding rapidly in European, Middle Eastern, and North African markets and the establishment of our independent office demonstrates our continued commitment to the players and operators of these regions,” said David Meacher, Director of Business Operations at Aruze Gaming Europe. “Our customers are invaluable to us, and bringing ourselves that much closer to them will strengthen our relationship and understanding of these specific markets, as well as provide more in-depth and personalized service and sales support.”

The office operates out of The Netherlands and will serve as Aruze’s European headquarters moving forward. Aruze has seen noticeable growth in sales and installations in Europe, as well as the Middle East and Northern Africa. As new markets continue to arise in these regions, Aruze Gaming Europe will look to capitalize through a dedicated and focused regional approach.

The expansion of Aruze’s offices to Europe furthers the company’s mission to be a global provider of casino solutions. Aruze provides a gaming solution for everyone, from classics such as Lucky Roulette and ETGs like BlackJack and more, all the way to iGaming. Aruze also provides unique casino-arcade hybrid games based on the company’s Activ-Play™ technology. These games are based on the same RNG technology of a slot, but have the engaging play-style of an arcade game. With the expansion, Aruze will also continue to bring its flagship luxury cabinets to Europe. The Muso Curve 43 and 55, and Muso Triple 27 and 32 provide a comfortable and captivating gaming experience.

Four Aruze team members will kick off the European office, with the company planning to expand throughout 2023. The direct regional support office announced operations ahead of ICE 2023, where Aruze’s products will be on display at booth S9-330.


About Aruze Gaming

Aruze Gaming is a leading global entertainment company that designs, develops, and manufactures high-quality, inventive, and engaging gambling entertainment solutions for the global casino market. Utilizing the latest technologies and designs, executed specifically with the player in mind, Aruze delivers on the promises of fun, innovation, and quality. Aruze’s hybrid-style table games provide innovative takes on traditional favorites, such as Roll to Win Craps®. Founded in 1983, Aruze is committed to providing exceptional service, high-performing slot themes and gambling solutions for its customers and partners. Operating in nearly 40 countries, the company is licensed in more than 200 gaming jurisdictions. For further information, visit the company’s website at


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