In nearly seven decades, Aristocrat Leisure has evolved from a small producer of slot machines into comprehensive global supplier for gaming cabinets, gambling systems and software as well as online slots and casino platforms. Today, the multi-billion company is second to IGT only with a yearly revenue exceeding $2 billion. Over 5,000 people are employed in more than 90 countries, making the company a truly diverse global operator and a world-leading supplier of anything gaming related.
The history of Aristocrat goes back to 1953, when Len Ainsworth set-up office in the suburbs of Sydney and started to develop the first slot machines or pokies as they are commonly known in Australia. The same family owns Ainsworth Gaming Technology, but to this day has remained a majority shareholder in Aristocrat. Among the core innovations that were brought to the market by Aristocrat are “The Clubmaster” series, the first multi-line slot machines with scatters, and in 1965 the world’s first electronic slot called “Moon Money”. They did not stop there and released in 1979 with “Wild West” the first ever 5-reel slot machine. The success of these inventions led in 1996 to their public listing at the Australian Stock Exchange.
The 21th century saw the company expanding into the digital gaming world, releasing games at online casinos and venturing into social gaming and casino management systems. Their most popular game has been probably played by every slot player on this planet. The Egyptian-themed “Queen Of The Nile” game has cult status among the slotting community, on casino floors and online. “More Chilli” is on its way to achieve similar success. That continues with their interlinked jackpot games where entire rows of cabinets on a casino floor contribute to a progressive jackpot. “Cash Express” and “Jackpot Carnival” are the most popular among them, regularly paying out five and even six-figure jackpots.
The last decade Aristocrat sought to extend its footprint in the online gaming world and ported their most famous games into digital formats that has seen them being added to a large number of online casino sites. Their iconic Queen Of The Nile made the start, followed by its sequel Queen Of Nile II and More Chilli as well as many more exciting high-quality slots such as Zorro, Big Ben and Red Baron. All feature state-of-the-art graphics and animations plus unique features and bonus games that provide entertaining gaming sessions for players from around the world.