LAS VEGAS -- Mike Dreitzer
success to the mentors he
has had in 20 years as an attorney and gaming executive in Nevada.
Mike O'Callaghan and gaming executive and gaming lawyer Shannon Bybee helped Dreitzer early in his career.
So it was natural that Dreitzer had an interest when he was contacted more than a year ago by the CEO of an Australian-based slot machine developer that bears the name of a gaming industry pioneer.
Dreitzer, 42, joined Ainsworth Game Technology as president of the company's North America Division.
Dreitzer, who was chief operating officer of the BMM Test Labs, welcomed the opportunity to join the company.
"Danny did an incredible job putting a fabulous team together and developing the company's focus," Dreitzer
has 1 percent market share of casino slot machine floors in the United States.
"This is very much a marathon and not a sprint," Dreitzer
After three years as deputy attorney general representing Nevada gaming regulators, Dreitzer
joined casino equipment developer Mikohn Gaming Corp.
and spent six years with the company.
spent another six years as founder and COO of Global Gaming Group
, an industry adviser and technology partner.
The company develops its slot machines in Australia, but Dreitzer
said some of that activity will change.
"We're starting to grow small groups here doing studio work," Dreitzer