KONAMI Donates 1 Million Dollar to the University of Nevada For the Further Advancement of the Gaming Industry

August 9, 2010


KONAMI will donate one million dollars to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in contribution to the further growth of the gaming industry.

Established in 1957, the University of Nevada is a state university that has sent much talent into the gaming industry through its International Gaming Institute for the advanced education and research of gaming.

This donation will be used to support student scholarships and the enrichment of academic facilities in hopes of contributing to the cultivation of tomorrow’s talent, their education, and supporting the research activities of the gaming industry.

In January 2000, KONAMI became the first Japanese company to enter the one of the world's largest gaming machines market of the United States. Today, the company continues to grow on a global scale with acquisition of gaming licenses in 36 states in North America, and all of the states and regions of Australia.

Sales in the KONAMI gaming & system business for the 2010 March term reached 20 billion yen (9.1% year-on-year increase) and the company is certain that the business will grow further into the future.

KONAMI carries out social actions through its business activities such as the maintenance/enhancement of health in the United States with “DanceDanceRevolution” and the promotion of the humanitarian PC-based video game “FOOD FORCE” created by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).

As a gaming business company, KONAMI is contributing to the further development of the industry through this donation.

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