Aristocrat Gaming has been named the official partner of MiLB franchise the Las Vegas Aviators and the Las Vegas Ballpark. [Image: Raul Jusinto, Wikimedia Commons]
Official partnership with Aviators, Las Vegas Ballpark
Aristocrat Gaming, Minor League Baseball (MiLB) franchise the Las Vegas Aviators, and Las Vegas Ballpark have inked a deal that includes airing a popular slot game sound at home games. According to an Aristocrat Technologies Inc. news release, the partnership announced on April 26 makes the Australia-based gaming giant an official partner of both the Aviators and Las Vegas Ballpark.
The Sin City MiLB team shared the news of the tie-up via Twitter:
A highlight of the partnership is the stampede sound effect from Aristocrat’s Buffalo slot game greeting every Aviator run this season at their home ballpark in Summerlin. Aristocrat said Aviator fans can also “look forward to 21+ audience participation event opportunities during certain home games.”
A feel-good confederation
The president of Aristocrat Americas and EMEA, Hector Fernandez, said his firm was “thrilled” to be an official partner of the Vegas-based MiLB team. He added: “We are honored to give back to the town we call home, and to continue to bring joy to life through the power of play, on the field and on the casino floor.”
bring joy to life through the power of play, on the field and on the casino floor”
President and chief operations officer of the Las Vegas Aviators, Don Logan, concurred with the feel-good factor the partnership is bringing to the Summerlin baseball venue. “Community support of our team and Ballpark means everything to us,” he said.
The Las Vegas Ballpark stadium is located in the Las Vegas Valley master-planned community of Summerlin, Southern Nevada. The stadium, as well as its home franchise the Aviators, are owned by the Howard Hughes Corporation.
“There is no better place than Las Vegas Ballpark to enjoy the American pastime of baseball,” Logan emphasized.
Aristocrat strengthens Sin City sports ties
The Down Under-based gambling machine manufacturer and creator of digital social casino games is no stranger to the Sin City sports scene.
In October 2020, National Football League (NFL) team the Las Vegas Raiders and Allegiant Stadium named Aristocrat Technologies an official partner. Under terms of the deal, Aristocrat secured signage rights in the ‘Death Star’ stadium in Vegas and the potential to create Raider-branded Aristocrat slot machines in the future. The partnership also allows the gaming brand to hold an evening party at the Allegiant Stadium – with an opportunity to install slots on the 50-yard-line – specifically targeted at the thousands of Global Gaming Expo visitors.
The Global Gaming Expo, which was held virtually in 2020 because of the pandemic, is this year scheduled to take place at the Sands Expo between October 4 and October 7.