Gaming Partners International Corporation (GPIC or the Company) has two operating subsidiaries, Gaming Partners International USA, Inc. (GPI USA) and Gaming Partners International SAS (GPI SAS). In addition, GPI USA owns manufacturing subsidiaries GPI Mexicana S.A. de C.V. (GPI Mexicana), and Gaming Partners International Asia Limited, (GPI Asia). GPI USA was founded in 1963 as Paul-Son Gaming Supplies by Paul S. Endy, Jr., and initially manufactured and sold dice to casinos in Las Vegas. GPI SAS was founded in 1923 as Bourgogne et Grasset by Etienne Bourgogne and Claudius Grasset in Beaune, France to produce and sell counterfeit-resistant chips to casinos in Monaco. In 2000, Bourgogne et Grasset purchased The Bud Jones Company, a table games supply company founded by Bud Jones in 1965, and established its presence in Las Vegas. GPIC was formed in 2002 through a reverse merger between Paul-Son Gaming Corporation and Bourgogne et Grasset initiated by Francois Carrette, whose firm, Holding Wilson, SA, remains GPIC’s controlling shareholder. As a result of the merger, three former competitors became a unified entity and a world leader in the table games equipment segment. The Company has established brand names such as Paulson®, Bourgogne et Grasset® (“B&G”), and Bud Jones®. On July 1, 2014, GPI USA acquired substantially all of the assets of GemGroup, Inc. and its subsidiaries (GemGroup) and began manufacturing and selling casino currency, playing cards and table layouts under the acquired Gemaco®. brand name.
The Company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and has manufacturing facilities in Las Vegas, Nevada; San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico; Blue Springs, Missouri and Beaune, France. GPI USA has sales offices in Las Vegas, Nevada; Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Gulfport, Mississippi and sells our casino products to licensed casinos primarily in the United States and Canada. GPI SAS has a sales office in Beaune, France and sells our casino products internationally to licensed casinos. Most of our products are sold directly to end-users, however, in some regions of the world we sell through distributors.
GPIC is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of casino table game equipment in the world. We custom manufacture and supply gaming chips, table layouts, playing cards, gaming furniture and table accessories, dice, radio frequency identification device (RFID) readers and software, and roulette wheels, all of which are used with casino table games such as blackjack, poker, baccarat, craps and roulette. Our products fall into two categories – non-consumable and consumable. Non-consumable products consist of gaming chips, gaming furniture, and table accessories. These products have a useful life of several years or longer. Sales of non-consumables are based on casino openings, expansions and rebrandings, as well as replacement in the normal course of business. Consumable products consist of table layouts, cards, and dice and due to their use represent recurring revenue for the Company. These products have a useful life that ranges from several hours for playing cards and dice to several months for layouts.
The majority of our products are specifically designed and produced to meet our customer’s requirements, whether they are related to branding, aesthetic appeal, or security. Our ability to produce products with a variety of styles and features, in combination with years of reliable delivery, enhances our competitive position. When a new casino opens, we strive to supply all the products in our line to operate the casino’s table games. Through this strategy, revenues are generated both from the initial sale to the new casino and on a continuing basis as the new casino becomes part of our customer base.
Gregory S. Gronau
1700 Industrial Road
Las Vegas, NV 89102