As gambling becomes mainstream in America, interest in gambling companies and brands is increasing. Investors are interested in backing these new markets, and bettors looking to take part in newly-legal sports bets or casino games are curious about the companies and brands available to them.
The lists below include companies that design and build slot machines, companies that host offshore gambling sites, sports betting companies, design firms that work with casinos and racebooks, and plenty of other companies engaged in some important work related to gambling.
The lists contain information about each company as well as a link to their homepage, when available. If a company on the lists is publicly traded, I’ve included relevant stock ticker information.
Slot Machine Companies
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- Ainsworth Game Technology
Ainsworth is one of the biggest names in Australian pokies design. They’ve been in the business for a few decades and produce some of Oceania’s most popular slot games.
- Amatic Industries
A design firm focusing on slots, video poker, lottery, and roulette games, Amatic has 25+ years in the industry and a long list of popular titles to their credit.
- Apollo Games
Apollo is principally a designer of VLT and other video lottery-style games. Their best-selling game is called NEOS, ubiquitous in VLT parlors in Oklahoma and Louisiana.
- Aristocrat Gaming Technology
The biggest and best-known designer of Australian pokies, Aristocrat has long since branched out into online and land-based slots in the American and European styles.
- Ash Gaming
Now part of Playtech, Ash Gaming was a major online slot designer for many years, and their titles (like King Arthur and Leprechaun’s Luck) are still ever-present at Playtech casinos.
- Bally Technologies
Bally’s been designing casino games for 90 years, first with materials like wood and steel and now mainly digital. Bally’s big on licensed games, like their popular titles Playboy, Betty Boop, and Michael Jackson.
- Betsoft Gaming
An online slot game designer famous for a large library of 3D slots.
- Blueprint Gaming
A UK company designing land-based “fruit machines,” or UK-style slots. You can find Blueprint games in the UK, Germany, and Italy.
- EGT Interactive
A European video slot company that also designs online casino games. Popular titles include 100 Cats, Dark Queen, and Fast Money.
- The Gamesys Group
Gamesys mainly makes online slot and bingo games, some of which are popular licensed titles appearing all over Europe. Look for The Godfather, probably their best title.
- Heiwa Corporation (6412 Tokyo)
One of the biggest names in Japanese game design, particularly pachinko and pachinko-style slot games. Heiwa is the IGT of Japanese game design.
- High 5 Games
High 5’s games exist online and in land-based casinos. Their use of HTML5 to code slots makes the games highly adaptable to different platforms.
- International Game Technology (IGT)
The biggest casino game designer in the world, by far. Known for lots of licensed content and high-quality online video slots. Look for Family Guy, Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune for typical examples of their work.
- Konami Gaming
Better known as a casual video gaming designer, Konami has dipped into the world of online and mobile slots, some of which can be played for real money.
The first big name in online slot design, Microgaming is today best known as a provider of Web-based progressive slots and several popular licensed titles. Their best reviewed games are Battlestar Galactica and Terminator 2.
- NetEnt (NETB)
A popular publicly-traded slot game designer, responsible for popular games like Starburst, Dead or Alive 2, and Narcos.
- NextGen Gaming
Designer of online and land-based slots like Gorilla Go Wild, Rameses Riches, and the Medusa series.
- Novomatic Gaming
The largest European slot machine design firm, Novomatic produces a wide variety of games, from classic-style games to the most complex modern progressives. Popular Novomatic titles include Book of Ra, Lucky Lady’s Charm, and Sizzling Hot.
- Ortiz Gaming
Most gamblers won’t recognize the name Ortiz Gaming – that’s because they specialize in Class II and Class III slot machines, which are more regionally popular than the kinds of games found in Vegas-style casinos. If you’ve ever played a gas station “8-liner,” you’ve played an Ortiz Gaming design.
- Playtech (PTEC)
Playtech’s clients don’t accept business from US customers, a big part of the reason they’ve been so successful the past decade or so. Playtech hosts the biggest collection of licensed slot games on the planet. Look for American Dad, Rocky, and their Batman series.
- Realtime Gaming
RTG, as Realtime is known, is a huge name in online game design, but makes nothing for land-based casinos, and thus most gamblers haven’t heard of them. Their most popular slot is the It’s Good to Be Bad series.
- SG Gaming (SGMS)
A beast of a gaming company assembled from the likes of WMS, Bally, and Shuffle Master, SG Gaming makes a big portion of the games you’ll find in Vegas and Atlantic City, including their hyper-popular Monopoly slot machine games.
- Video Gaming Technologies
A big name in Class II casino games, VGT is concentrated in a couple of regional US markets, with plans to expand into the online gaming industry in the near future.
- 888 Holdings (888)
888 owns a fleet of popular gambling brands and websites, like 888casino, 888poker, and BetBright.
- Bally’s Corp (BALY)
Bally’s currently operates 14 casinos and a horse racing track in eleven different US states.
- Boyd Gaming (BYD)
A family-run casino company founded in 1962 with an amazing rags-to-riches origin story.
- Caesars Entertainment (CZR)
Caesars operates more than 60 casinos and betting parlors all over the world, from South Africa to Canada.
- Century Casinos (CNTY)
Century’s holdings are varied, including riverboat operations in the American Midwest and cruise ship casinos for Diamond Cruise and Windstar Cruises.
- Everi Holdings (EVRI)
Everi’s subsidiaries manufacture slot machines and other casino technology all over the United States.
- Evolution Gaming (EVO SS)
The biggest name in live casino games.
- Full House Resorts Inc. (FLL)
Operator of five major casinos in the United States.
- GAN (GAN)
GAN produces gambling software for US land-based casinos.
- Golden Entertainment Inc. (GDEN)
The nation’s biggest slot route and tavern game operator also operates ten casino resorts, including nine in-state in Nevada and one in Maryland.
- Kangwon Land (035250 Korea SE)
Kangwon Land is South Korea’s biggest gaming company, operating that country’s biggest casino along with other entertainment venues.
- Las Vegas Sands (LVS)
LVS operates ten high-profile casinos around the world, including The Venetian in Las Vegas and a half-dozen big properties in Macau.
- Melco Resorts & Entertainment (MLCO)
Melco owns and operates seven casinos in Southeast Asia and Europe. Melco’s current construction project in Yokohama will be the world’s biggest casino-resort.
- Red Rock Resorts Inc. (RRR)
Red Rock operates 21 casino and entertainment properties all over North America, including in Las Vegas and Northern California. Red Rock’s properties are home to 25,000+ slot machines.
- Rush Street Interactive (RSI)
Rush Street operates legal online gambling brands in the growing New Jersey and Philadelphia markets.
- Wynn Resorts (WYNN)
Wynn Resorts owns and operates six huge gaming properties, including their flagship Wynn Las Vegas.
Sports Betting Companies
A billion-dollar British company focused on online gambling, Bet365 offers a sportsbook as well as casino-style games.
- Canterbury Park Holding Corp. (CPHC)
One of the country’s biggest pari-mutual wagering companies, Canterbury Park also hosts online “unbanked” poker games that are legal in most US states.
- Churchill Downs (CHDN)
Operators of the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs Incorporated provides racing, online gambling, and land-based gaming entertainment options to brick-and-mortar and online casinos and racebooks all over America.
- DraftKings (DKNG)
The leading Daily Fantasy Sports operator in America also operates a growing mobile sportsbook.
- Entain (GMVHF)
A huge international sports betting and casino game company listed on the FTSE 100 Index. Owners of major brands like bwin, Coral, Ladbrokes, and PartyPoker.
- Esports Entertainment (GMBL)
Esports provides online gambling resources related to the world of video gaming and other digital entertainments.
- Flutter Entertainment (FLTR LN)
Paddy Power and Betfair merged to form Flutter, later acquiring The Stars Group, forming one of the biggest gambling companies in the world. Listed on the FTSE 100 Index.
- Interblock Gaming
The biggest US-based provider of electronic and online table game software and related technology.
- Kambi (KAMBI SS)
A global sports betting software provider headquartered in Malta that’s branching out into back-end software design and other aspects of the Web-based betting industry.
- Kindred Group (KIND SDB)
A group of nine major gambling brands working together, including Unibet, 32Red, and Maria Casino.
- Penn National Gaming (PENN)
A conglomerate made up of 40 different racing, gaming, and betting facilities all over the United States.
- William Hill (WMH LN)
WillHill was one of the biggest names in global online gambling until it was acquired by Caesars Entertainment in mid-2021. Still operates nearly 2,000 brick & mortar bet shops in the UK.
This is a living and evolving list of brands and companies that have some stake in the gambling industry. My purpose is to host as many known gaming entities in one place as possible, and to provide a resource made up of easy-to-access information and links related to the gambling industry.
If you have any comments or questions about any of the companies on these lists, or want to suggest a company that’s important to the casino, sports betting, or any other aspect of the gambling industry, please leave a comment and I’ll update the list.