Aristocrat Gaming representative, the Indian gaming industry and, the Tulsa business community meet on Thursday in northeast Oklahoma City in a groundbreaking ceremony for the 137, 500 square foot manufacturing center.
The new facility will be called Tulsa Operations Center and will employ 300 people to work on Class II video gaming terminals. The new space will include office, warehouse, and manufacturing space.
In the groundbreaking ceremony, Aristocrat President of Americas and EMEA Hector told the crowd in attendance that the company is determined to lead the Tulsa community into the future.
“That why we are making this 10-year commitment that will lead the community into the future. Oklahoma to us as a company, and we are committed to helping our customers and our employees succeed.”
The warehouse and the manufacturing center are expected to be complete by winter this year, and the office space by next spring. Class II gaming includes bingo-based games and non-banked card games.
Indian tribal nations are permitted to provide class II games in states where gaming is legal. Under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, a tribal nation that passes an ordinance acceptable by National Gaming Commission can operate Class II gaming facilities.
Furthermore, under Class II gaming, the tribal nations are not required to enter into a compact with the state. In Oklahoma, casinos offer up to 60 percent Class II gaming depending on the facility, mostly in the rural markets.
In the US, Aristocrat’s Video Gaming Technologies (VGTs) has provided more than 20, 000 Class II VGTs in nearly 150 gaming venues. The aristocrat parent company, Aristocrat Limited makes both Class II and Class three games. The company employs more than 6000 people and provides games across 300 gaming jurisdictions globally.