Executives from Aristocrat Gaming, a subsidiary of Australia-based Aristocrat Leisure Ltd., officially opened a new 265,240 square foot slot production facility in Henderson on Friday.
The new building will have 240,240 square feet of production warehouses and 25,000 square feet of office space.
More than 150 Aristocrat workers, most dressed in purple shirts, watched as business leaders and Henderson Mayor Debra March put ceremonial shovels into the ground for the facility, which is slated to open in the fall. 2023.
“This will be our Las Vegas integration center from which we will ship the company’s EGMs (electronic gaming machines) to locations in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe,” said DeeDee McKissick. , senior vice president of Aristocrat.
The growing demand for Aristocrat machines resulted in the need for the business to expand from its current location in Summerlin.
Aristocrat produces the Buffalo, Dollar Storm, Dragon Link and Lightning Link franchise as well as licensed titles based on “Dune”, “FarmVille” and “The Walking Dead”.
The new manufacturing center is being built on Volunteer Boulevard at Pollack Street, between the M Resort and the Las Vegas Raiders team headquarters.
Henderson’s installation is Aristocrat’s second major expansion in two years.
The company opened a production facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which primarily serves the nationwide tribal gaming market last July. McKissick said the facility is scheduled to open in July.
“We have a large presence in tribal casinos across the country as well as commercial properties,” she said.
McKissick said the company will continue to offer remote and hybrid working hours to some employees and it has not been determined how many people will work at the Henderson plant.