Celebrated slot game designer Allon Englman will join Aristocrat as senior vice president of Game Development, leading a studio focused on creating content for the North American market.
Englman most recently was with Scientific Games. He will be based in Aristocrat’s new campus in Las Vegas and starts with Aristocrat on October 15, 2018
Aristocrat’s chief product officer Rich Schneider said, “At Aristocrat it’s all about what’s inside – what’s inside our games, our cabinets, our system solutions, and the company itself – that makes all the difference for our customers. Allon has a long history of leading creative teams known for developing highly innovative, industry-leading games that players love to play. We are thrilled to add Allon to our team of leaders and passionate designers. His experience and vision mesh perfectly with the vibrant company that is Aristocrat.”
Awards at G2E
On the topic of slots, Aristocrat’s Lightning Link slot game was recently named Land-Based Product of the Year, and its Game of Thrones slot game was named Slot of the Year at the G2E Awards in Las Vegas.
The 5th annual Global Gaming Awards are produced by Gambling Insider in association with G2E and independently adjudicated by KPMG Isle of Man. Nominees were judged by a panel of 70 leading industry experts.
Separately, Aristocrat’s new Dollar Storm slot game was named the Silver Medal winner in GGB Magazine’s Gaming & Technology Awards.
Prior to G2E, Aristocrat was honored at the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s (LVGEA) 2018 Annual Awards, winning in the Innovation Category.
“We are humbled that the industry is recognizing our global team’s hard work to bring innovative products to our customers and their players. Our people and their passion for creativity are what distinguishes Aristocrat, and these awards underscore the idea that it truly is all about what’s inside at Aristocrat,” said Aristocrat managing director of the Americas Matt Wilson.