Celebrations happen all the time in the gaming industry. Not often are those celebrations for a 100th birthday – especially not for a visionary of our industry who created so many new and exciting ways to engage with gaming products, most notably slot machines (or pokies as they're more commonly known in Australia).
Image: Len Ainsworth Founder Ainsworth Technology taken at Ainsworth Crawley UK Offices 2015
Mr. Ainsworth founded Aristocrat Leisure Industries, a top-tier supplier of gaming equipment to casinos worldwide. Len told Casino Life the story when he met with us. He described to Casino Life how Aristocrat came about, and how he then founded Ainsworth Game Technology – by then, his industry stature allowed him to 'own' his brilliant, one-of-a-kind insight into our industry that enabled him to lead teams that created industry-changing products.
As noted by Mr. Ainsworth, "I feel privileged to have reached this milestone and to have seen how the gaming industry has evolved and flourished over the years ... I have worked with many great people along the way, without them none of it would be possible."
Mr. Ainsworth's personal crusade to enhance the customer experience has, over the years, inspired and fostered exceptional and groundbreaking creativity and innovation. Mr Ainsworth has mentored and guided the careers of a multitude of industry professionals. Len – "Happy 100th Birthday" from your friends at Casino Life. You're inspirational, sir.
Image: Len Ainsworth Photo by Peter Wilkinson-White