Gaming & Systems Business
That Global Customers Love
KONAMI's Gaming & System Business develops, manufactures, distributes and services gaming machines and casino management systems for the casino market.
KONAMI first entered the gaming market in 1996, and has expanded its Gaming & System Business across the globe while securing gaming licenses in the world's major markets, including North America and Australia.
The gaming market is continuing to see growth with the worldwide development and opening of new casino facilities and integrated resorts (IR) including casinos. In addition, along with the continued growth of the online gaming market, we have implemented various measures aimed at young people to revitalize the industry, including the introduction of slot machines that increase the chances of winning depending on the player's skill level, as well as holding esports tournaments.
KONAMI continues to respond to such market needs by tapping into a wealth of technological capabilities and knowledge amassed over years of developing products with excellent entertainment value, with the goal of spreading the sheer joy of gaming to customers worldwide.
65-inch 4K Ultra HD display
Multi-station horse racing game with a model track
43-inch 4K Ultra HD display with a slim design
Real-time management of slot machine data,
customer information and accounting "SYNKROS®"
Approach to Globalization
North American casino operators are for the most part driving globalization by making forays into markets worldwide to tap the vigorous growth expected in new markets in Asia, Europe and South America. In response to the globalization of gaming markets, KONAMI has developed a production and sales system centered on operating bases in North America and Australia that provides a stable supply of high-quality products and services to gaming markets worldwide.
*The size of each circle on the map roughly shows
the market size of each region
Gaming businesses are subject to strict licensing conditions, which include requirements of honesty and integrity at the highest level of standards.
KONAMI's dedication to stringent corporate compliance has contributed to securing gaming licenses in 411(*) locations worldwide, including North America. KONAMI develops, manufactures, distributes and services a range of gaming machines and casino management systems throughout the world.
(*) As of the end of June 2019
North America (U.S.A. and Canada)
- Approved by 47 states, provinces and territories
in the United States and Canada
|Approved by 47 States and Provinces in the United States and Canadaclose|
|Date Licence Granted|
(Australia and New Zealand)
Approved by all states and territories
- New Zealand：
Obtained product licenses
|Approved by all States and Territories in Australiaclose|
|Date Licence Granted|
Other (Asia and Africa)
- Approved in Singapore
- Approved by some provinces in South Africa
Casino Management System "SYNKROS®"
"SYNKROS®" is a mission critical system for the casino industry for over 17 years, having been installed in more than 400 integrated resorts (IRs) and cruise ships worldwide, including North America and Australia.
The system enables casino operators to manage various data and make business assessments, including patron management, slot machine and table game management, security monitoring, measures against anti-money laundering and marketing data analytics, all in real time.
In addition, the system receives high acclaim for its diverse array of enhanced capabilities, including "SYNKROS Dashboards™," a business intelligence solution capable of analyzing information necessary for casino management, and "SYNKROS Offers Management," which delivers special offers or useful information to customers.
SYNKROS supports casino operations
24 hours a day, 365 days a year Available for various services in integrated resorts, including restaurants and hotels
Assisting Education and Human Resources Development
for Further Growth in Gaming Industry
KONAMI has established an industry-academic partnership with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), in the hope of supporting further development of the gaming industry.
UNLV is a state-run university established in 1957, and its International Gaming Institute (IGI) conducts research and provides education on the various aspects of gaming in an advanced way, ranging from casino business to pathological gambling, with a view to educating the future leaders in the gaming industry.
KONAMI makes continued efforts of donating to various worthy causes, such as student scholarships and the expansion of school facilities. This time, KONAMI donated $2.5 million for the construction of the new building "Hospitality Hall" for the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, an institution with a strong track record of educating notable persons in the field of hospitality, including gaming, tourism and hotels.
The "Hospitality Hall" contains the "KONAMI Interactive Technology Laboratory" that engages in cutting-edge research and educational activities.
Through these initiatives, KONAMI will strive to support the healthy development of the gaming industry even further.
History of KONAMI Gaming & Systems Business
|November 1996||Konami Australia Pty Ltd was established in Australia.|
|January 1997||Konami Gaming, Inc. was established in the U.S.|
|October 1997||KONAMI obtained licenses in the Australian States of New South Wales and South Australia to manufacture and sell gaming machines.|
|January 2000||KONAMI obtained a license from Nevada, U.S.A. to manufacture and sell gaming machines.|
|August 2001||Konami Gaming, Inc. acquired 100% shares of Paradigm Gaming Systems, Inc., with Konami Gaming, Inc. being the surviving company.|
|June 2005||Construction was completed on new offices and production facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.|
|October 2005||KONAMI was selected as a supplier of casino management systems in Quebec, Canada, securing a sales contract in the process.|
|November 2006||Launched progressive jackpot products "Mystical Temple" and "Quick Strike" in the North American market.|
|November 2007||Launched "Advantage5" five-reel mechanical slot machines in the North American market|
|July 2009||Launched next-generation video slot machines in the "Podium" series in the North American market|
|March 2010||Launched innovative slot machines in the "Advantage Revolution" series in the North American market|
|January 2011||Launched "Rock around the Clock" for the Advantage Revolution and Advantage5 product lines in the North American market|
|September 2015||Construction was completed on the second factory for gaming devices in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.|
|March 2017||Received the U.S. publication Casino Journal's Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards|
|April 2018||Reached an agreement with the world's largest leisure travel company, Carnival Corporation & plc, to install the casino management system "SYNKROS®"|
Construction was completed on the second factory for gaming devices in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. (September 2015)