Aristocrat Gaming has reaffirmed its commitment to its relationship with Tulsa, Oklahoma and the state’s larger gaming industry as it begins construction on a new 137 500 sq. ft. facility. The Operations Center will provide a combined campus for the 300 personnel of VGT Class II Innovations by Aristocrat Gaming and will also contain light manufacturing, a warehouse, and some office space.
At an on-site event held to celebrate the commencement of the project, VGT President James Starr said,
"This is more than a ground-breaking; it's a celebration of our employees, our community, and our industry. As employees, we live here, we work here, and we want to see Tulsa succeed, not just for today; we want to be generational partners, and this new facility will allow us to continue to serve our customers even better."
Aristocrat’s President of Americas & EMEA Hector Fernandez said,
"We are doubling down on our commitment to Tulsa as our host community, to Oklahoma, and the community of customers we serve across the state. That is why we are making this 10-year commitment that will lead the community into the future. Oklahoma is important to us as a company, and we are committed to helping our customers and our employees succeed."
"We're thrilled Aristocrat, a global leader in gaming technology, innovation, manufacturing and distribution, is expanding its presence in Tulsa," said Mike Neal, president and CEO of the Tulsa Regional Chamber. "We're proud to partner with them as they make significant investments in their company and northeast Oklahoma."
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Chairman, Matthew Morgan and Aristocrat Gaming SVP of Customer Order Execution, Deanne McKissick also made an appearance at the event.
The campus will be situated at 15336 E Admiral Place South in Tulsa and the total warehouse/production space will occupy an area of 112,500 square feet with the offices covering 25 000 square feet. The project is expected to be completed by the winter with the office space scheduled to open up later in spring 2022. Metro Construction Services is appointed as the general contractor with JSA Architects serving as architects.
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited. The company is a leading global games and gaming solutions provider with a staff complement of over 6,000 employees. Aristocrat is licensed in over 300 gaming jurisdictions, operating in more than 90 countries. The company is widely regarded as a global leader in the design, manufacturing and distributor of Class III games and Class II Innovations for Native American casinos and emerging markets. Its stated mission is to “bring joy to life through the power of play” and its values revolve around creativity and technological innovation.