Principal Businesses

Gaming & Systems Business

(North America, Oceania and Asia)
Gaming & Systems Business

Gaming Experiences
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.

Premium 49-inch, 4K Ultra HD display with "J" curve "DIMENSION 49J™"
 
Three stacked 27-inch displays in 4K Ultra HD "DIMENSION 27™"
 
43-inch 4K Ultra HD display with a slim design "KX 43®"
 

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.

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*The size of each circle on the map roughly shows
the market size of each region

Securing Gaming
Licenses Worldwide

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 August 2020

North America (U.S.A. and Canada)
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Approved by 47 states, provinces and territories
in the United States and Canada
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Approved by 47 States and Provinces in the United States and Canadaclose
Date Licence Granted
2000
  • Nevada Jan.
  • Mississippi Oct.
  • California Oct.
2001
  • New Mexico Jan.
  • Arizona Jan.
  • Michigan Mar.
  • Indiana May
  • Iowa  Jun.
  • Ontario, Canada Aug.
  • New York Sep.
  • Oregon Oct.
2002
  • Illinois Feb.
  • Kansas May
  • Minnesota Jun.
  • Puerto Rico Jun.
  • Louisiana Aug.
  • West Virginia Sep.
  • Wisconsin Oct.
2003
  • Quebec, Canada Apr.
  • North Dakota  Dec.
2004
  • Idaho Mar.
  • Saskatchewan, Canada Apr.
  • British Columbia, Canada  May
  • Manitoba, Canada Jun.
  • Missouri Jul.
  • New Jersey Aug.
  • Connecticut Aug.
2005
  • Alberta, Canada Jan.
  • Oklahoma May
2006
  • Pennsylvania May
  • Florida Oct.
2007
  • Rhode Island Jan.
  • North Carolina May
  • Nova Scotia, Canada Aug.
  • New Brunswick, Canada Aug.
2008
  • Wyoming Feb.
2010
  • Maryland Jun.
2011
  • Colorado Jan.
  • Arkansas Aug.
2012
  • Ohio Mar.
  • South Dakota Mar.
  • Maine Mar.
2013
  • Delaware Apr.
2014
  • Prince Edward Island, Canada Feb.
  • Montana Nov.
2015
  • Massachusetts Mar.
  • Saipan Jun.
Oceania
(Australia and New Zealand)
オーストラリア
Australia
Approved by all states and territories
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New Zealand
Obtained product licenses
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Approved by all States and Territories in Australiaclose
Date Licence Granted
1997
  • New South Wales Oct.
  • South Australia Oct.
1998
  • Northern Territory  Feb.
  • Victoria Mar.
  • Australian Capital Territory Mar.
  • Queensland Jun.
  • Western Australia Dec.
1999
  • Tasmania Apr.
Other (Asia and Africa)
Singapore
Approved in Singapore
SouthAfrica
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.
The system is continuously updated with new features such as "SynkConnect™," a mobile device account tracking system, "SYNK Vision™," a high sophisticated biometric player tracking system, and "SYNK31™," an anti-money laundering system (AML).

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 "Beat Square™", "SYNKROS Dashboards™" and "SYNKROS Offers Management™", recognized in Casino Journal’s Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Awards.
April 2018 Reached an agreement with the world's largest leisure travel company, Carnival Corporation & plc, to install the casino management system "SYNKROS®"
August 2019 "KX 43®", "Concerto Opus™" and "SYNK Vision™", recognized in Casino Journal’s Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Awards.

Construction was completed on the second factory for gaming devices in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. (September 2015)

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