AGS is an inclusive, consumer-centric commercial gaming producer known for continually developing its solutions and expanding its impressive portfolio.
Given the Native American regulations in gambling, AGS first developed class II lottery and bingo offerings. Legal changes during the 1990s enabled AGS to expand into class III games, including the types of high-stake, exciting casino games it is now so well known for.
In the early days, AGS supplied land-based casinos, developing a solid reputation and a loyal user base. With technological advances and the proliferation of online casinos, AGS then branched out into the e-gaming arena, enabling players globally to enjoy its games on desktops, laptops, tablets and mobiles.
AGS is Nevada-based, headquartered in Henderson and run by its CEO and president, David Lopez. Whilst it is rooted in Sin City, AGS has offices across different US cities and globally, with more than 400 employees. A solid team of staff with a diverse skill set is what AGS brings to its games and its service, with Lopez recognising this contribution as being at the heart of the company’s products.
The products and solutions
AGS Interactive provides casino operators with a diverse catalogue featuring more than 600 games, playable across desktop, social and mobile platforms. Some are in-house AGS creations, while others are developed by third-party outfits such as 2x2 Gaming and Ainsworth. This results in a more eclectic mix of styles and broadens the reach its games have. Meanwhile, the AGS Social division provides slots that are free to play and serves up many favourite titles via numerous casinos. As an example, the Gibraltar and UK licensed AxSys offers an extensive AGS catalogue to many of the regulated markets, with Europe accounting for many of the brand’s players. For the social casino sites, the white label platform ConnexSys is provided.
AGS is behind over 10,000 machines in land-based casinos. It also develops and provides various classic table games, such as poker, baccarat, blackjack, bingo and craps. This keeps AGS firmly grounded as a classic brand that moves with the times while not leaving behind the popular games and systems that so many players love.
Thanks to its various licences, AGS games can be enjoyed across America and Europe. Its more extensive licensing enables it to supply globally rather than being restricted to fewer jurisdictions, as is the case with many other outfits.
Myriad tempting titles
In terms of game design, AGS is fond of the popular classic themes that have a broad appeal, such as animals, Asian, Irish and Ancient Egypt styles. It could be argued that the aesthetics of AGS games, while colourful and enjoyable, are somewhat limited and lacking in contemporary 3D rendering; however, this is more than made up for with the innovative and engaging bonuses and features built into its games. There is also typically a PowerXStream in play to pay both ways, optimising the ways to win by evaluating prizes based on the number of symbols featuring in any position. AGS games offer straightforward, intuitive gameplay, with adequate variation between the games in terms of wagers, volatility and RTP to appeal to different players and budgets, from the casual gamers to the higher rollers. Here is a look at a few of the most notable titles that have proven popular with players:
Fu Nan Fu Nu - Making use of the PowerXStream format is this Asian-themed slot. Translated as ‘lucky boy, lucky girl’, this one has a distinctive screen layout that sets it apart from the crowd as the reels do not dominate. Wilds, free spins and the random prize pot all feature in this slot. The latter is quite common among AGS games, with a new round that can open at random after any spin from which players could win one of four progressive jackpots.
Pharaoh Sun - Another example of the PowerXStream and 243 ways to win formation comes from this Ancient Egypt-themed slot. Free spins are customisable, so you can essentially choose your own volatility, with options including 15 free games on 5x3 reels, 10 free games on 5x4 reels with 1,024 ways to win, or five free games on 5x5 reels with a whopping 3,125 ways to win. The jackpot pick bonus is also in play and can be triggered at random after any spin.
Rakin’ Bacon is a five-reel offering with 243 ways to win and joyful graphics to inject a little fun into the gameplay. A random progressive jackpot feature and free spins give the game some juice and make it potentially very rewarding.
For a little western flair, check out Longhorn Jackpots. Wildlife symbols adorn the reels, while wilds can help you to complete winning combinations. There are 10 free spins up for grabs and the chance to scoop a progressive jackpot at random, making every spin one of heightened anticipation.
Forest Dragons is a five-reel slot that takes things up a notch with winning opportunities. There are 576 ways to win within the base game, but this can be boosted thanks to the Reel Surge for up to 4,608 ways to win. What starts off as eight free spins can be retriggered for a potential maximum of 128 free spins, which is very generous. It is all pulled together with vivid, colourful graphics and Chinese-themed symbols.
A bright future
AGS looks set for a bright future, with a legion of loyal fans and new consumers taking up the latest releases and old classics offline and online. AGS appreciates evolving user needs, so we are excited to see what the future has in store, especially when it comes to the AGS slot catalogue.
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