GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: John Acres, Founder, Acres Manufacturing Company

This week, the GGB Podcast features an interview with the legendary John Acres, who’s back again with a new company and a new product, the Foundation system to once again shake up the gaming industry.

GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: John Acres, Founder, Acres Manufacturing Company

John Acres is already in the AGA’s Gaming Hall of Fame. He got there by inventing several breakthrough technologies today widely used in the industry, such as the first player tracking system, progressive jackpots, bonusing, and more. He sold his previous companies to major manufacturers, but now he’s back with another idea and founded Acres Manufacturing Company (AMC) to promote Foundation. Foundation is a system that reports data from every slot machine in real-time and can change any slot machine’s credit meter on command, allowing executives to reward players immediately. AMC also has other products that make the way a casino interacts with customers easier and more transparent. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros via zoom from his offices in Las Vegas in July.

GGB Podcast sponsored by Konami.

Articles by Author: Roger Gros

Roger Gros is publisher of Global Gaming Business, the industry’s leading gaming trade publication, and all its related publications. Prior to joining Global Gaming Business, Gros was president of Inlet Communications, an independent consulting firm. He was vice president of Casino Journal Publishing Group from 1984-2000, and held virtually every editorial title during his tenure. Gros was editor of Casino Journal, the National Gaming Summary and the Atlantic City Insider, and was the founding editor of Casino Player magazine. He was a co-founder of the American Gaming Summit and the Southern Gaming Summit conferences and trade shows.
Roger Gros is the author of the best-selling book, "How to Win at Casino Gambling" (Carlton Books, 1995), now in its fourth edition. Gros was named “Businessman of the Year” for 1998 by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Gaming Association in 2012 as part of the annual AGA Communications Awards.