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Aristocrat Gaming™ Appoints Joe Kaminkow as Chief Innovation Officer

LA VEGAS, October 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Aristocrat Gaming™ today announced that Joe Kaminkow took on a new, expanded position within the company as Director of Innovation.

In this role, Kaminkow will help drive innovation across the Aristocrat business, including in new game products and mobile game genres, while further developing the group’s capabilities and nurturing world-class talent. . The appointment extends Kaminkow’s long association with Aristocrat Gaming, which dates back to his initial appointment as SVP of Game Development in 2013.

Kaminkow will report to the Chief Product Officer of Aristocrat Gaming, Matte Primerwhile working with teams from Aristocrat Gaming, Pixel United, and Anaxi (Aristocrat’s online RMG business).

“We’re thrilled to have someone of Joe’s caliber working full-time in the business championing innovation, helping us further penetrate growth opportunities and develop even more exceptional talent within our company,” said Hector Fernandez, CEO of Aristocrat Gaming. “As a valued colleague and contributor to our success for nearly a decade, Joe’s genius and creativity are well known to us at Aristocrat Gaming and throughout the industry. In this newly dedicated role, we look forward to looking forward to Joe’s focused efforts to help our teams take their product portfolios to the next level.”

Kaminkow previously served as Chief Creative Officer at Zynga, where he led social game development, and was the original creator of several successful game titles. Joe holds over 130 patents in the areas of game design, operations and networking, and has created or contributed game design intellectual property for over 1,500 games across multiple game formats and markets.

“I am thrilled to extend my commitment to Aristocrat into a dedicated full-time role, allowing me to devote my creative energies to all areas of the group’s continued growth and success,” said Kaminkow. “I have been so impressed with the talent and drive of our people over the past nine years and am excited to help Aristocrat take the next steps.”

About Joe Kaminkow

Joe Kaminkow is a renowned game designer who is widely credited with pioneering the use of licensed brands and bringing new cabinet form factors to the casino. He has been inducted into the Pinball Hall of Fame, the American Gaming Association Hall of Fame, and the EKG Hall of Fame, as well as being named “Top Ten Most Influential Person in Gaming” by Strictly Slots Magazine. Kaminkow has created some of the most successful slot games in the industry, as well as several successful free mobile social casino games.

About Aristocrat Gaming

Aristocrat Gaming is part of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a global gaming leader with over 6,500 employees. The company is licensed in over 300 gaming jurisdictions, operates in over 90 countries and offers a unique mix of products and services. The company is the leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of Class III games and Class II innovations for US casinos and emerging markets. The company’s mission is to bring joy to life through the power of play. Its values ​​are rooted in creativity and technology, and the company has a rich history of innovation that has shaped the gaming industry. game for many decades. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.aristocratgaming.com.

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