Meet the CGT team

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Steven W Arntzen

President & CEO

“There are no secrets to SUCCESS. It is the result of PREPARATION, HARD WORK, and LEARNING from FAILURE!”
-- Colin Powell .....My parents taught me to have a strong work ethic very early in life. My parents taught me to have a strong work ethic very early in life. In high school I worked at one of the few corporate owned McDonald’s in the country and I learned a great deal about the values and importance of training and consistency. My career began after I graduated with High Honors from the University of Montana in 1977. I immediately accepted a job as manager of a local pizza restaurant. Within three years, I was named the president of that same restaurant chain.

My interests changed to gaming in 1985, when Montana first legalized limited video gaming machines in bars. Soon afterwards, I opened a retail gaming establishment, then sold it within two years to start a video gaming machine route operation in 1989. In the past 32 years that operation has grown into what it is today, with 8,500 VGM’s operating in nearly 1,000 establishments throughout Montana and Nevada. In 2008 a new division of the company was started. It was named Grand Vision Gaming and it manufactured video gaming machines for sale. Today nearly 10,000 GVG devices are operating in Montana, South Dakota, Louisiana, and West Virginia as a result. There have been plenty of failures along the way, but hard work and learning how not to make the same mistake twice, have paved theway for success.

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Heidi Schmalz

Managing Director & CFO

“It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead – in fact, it’s essential”
-- Mary Barra (CEO , General Motors) .....It was very early on that I made the decision to get right to work after completing high school. It was very early on that I made the decision to get right to work after completing high school. Like most kids that age, I wasn’t quite sure what direction my career might take, but I wasn’t going to waste time mulling over it. I quickly found myself with an opportunity to become a bookkeeper and I soon enrolled in night school to learn more advanced accounting skills. I have been at the front of designing and creating the accounting department for Century Gaming Technologies since its inception in 1989.Through numerous acquisitions and strong, consistent organic growth, my goal for this area has always been the same; to remain as efficient as possible while never sacrificing accuracy and integrity.

As the company’s CFO, I am proud to say that every financial report is produced on schedule and in accordance with strict standards. In my dual role over the past several years, I am also the company’s managing director. In this role, I tend to let my managers do what they do best, while being supportive from more of a leadership standpoint. If I don’t know something, I am not afraid to ask and listen to their thoughts. They nearly always steer me in the right direction.

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Tim Cogswell

Vice President & GM (Nevada Division)

“You miss 100% of the shots you don't take”
-- Wayne Gretzky .....I joined Century Gaming Technologies (CGT) in January of 2005. My tenure includes working in all facets of the company in both Nevada and Montana I joined Century Gaming Technologies (CGT) in January of 2005. My tenure includes working in all facets of the company in both Nevada and Montana, starting out as a preventative maintenance technician for CGT in Montana. Later in 2005 I was given the opportunity to move south to Las Vegas and oversee player support and development for Gamblers Bonus. By 2008 I was Director of Gamblers Bonus before transitioning to operations where I was given the responsibility of Director of Operations for the Nevada division. In 2014 I was fortunate enough to become licensed by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Commission and was subsequently named Vice President and General Manager overseeing all of the day-to-day operations for CGT Nevada. I currently oversee roughly 140 employees and 400+ partner location accounts across the state. I couldn’t be more proud of the growth I’ve seen in this company. I know I’m not alone when I say, I’m excited for what the future holds for CGT and our partner locations!

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Company Directors & Managers

Our directors and managers are the best in the industry and are an integral part of our team. They take pride in the relationships that are created with you, our partner locations. Please visit the contact form if you have any questions.

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Susan Stone

Chief Technology Officer

“Great leaders don't succeed because they are great. They succeed because they bring out the greatness in others. ”
-- Jon Gordon .....I learned early on that if you have a drive to succeed and put in the effort, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. I learned early on that if you have a drive to succeed and put in the effort, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. That drive has fueled my educational accomplishments and gaming career for over 30 years.

I moved from Illinois to Las Vegas to finish my programming degree at UNLV. Afterwards, I experienced being part of the IT team writing software for the grand opening of one of the largest casinos, MGM Grand as employee #55! Through this experience I gained essential knowledge in all areas of the casino floor, slot systems and back of house functionality.

After joining United Coin (now Century Gaming) in 1998, I have had the opportunity to build and lead a strong talented team. Together we have played a pivotal role in the technology advancements our company has made throughout the years, including our flagship product Gamblers Bonus, Our C-store product, i3, and market leading Power Vision multi-game. I am proud of our team’s past accomplishments and the future is limitless for what we can build together!

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Jeff Hood

Northern Nevada Regional Manager

“We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse”
-- Rudyard .....I’m a Northern Nevada native with more than 25 years of gaming experience. I’m a Northern Nevada native with more than 25 years of gaming experience. The son of a casino waitress, my gaming career path started with slot operations in the brick-and-mortar Casino Industry, then transitioned to owning a game design studio. Now, with over a decade in slot route operations, it would certainly seem that gaming is in my blood. I am glad to be part of a team that is committed to both its customers and employees. CGT has proven a welcoming home.

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Mark Mullins

Director of Sales

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”
-- Henry David Thoreau .....After earning an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Technology, I joined the United States Air Force and served for 5 years. After earning an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Technology, I joined the United States Air Force and served for 5 years. My military service brought me from New England to Las Vegas and the Netherlands. After being honorably discharged, I returned to Las Vegas and secured a job working for Bernard Shapiro at Star Amusement. His mentoring taught me a lot about route services in the amusement industry and dealing with customers. In 1987 I began my tenure with United Coin. Over the years I held several positions with the company learning all aspects of the gaming route business. My many years of employment have provided me a wealth of knowledge about the industry as it relates to technology, gaming devices and systems as well as building relationships with the people working in the industry. I feel fortunate to have been involved with hundreds of gaming establishments including convenience stores, grocery stores and taverns as well as a small casino on the Las Vegas Strip as my contribution to the gaming route industry.

Looking forward, I am very excited about what the future holds for this industry, for Century Gaming Technologies and our customers as well. I remember at a young age my parents telling me, “Always tell the truth and you will never have to remember a lie”. I have done my best to follow that valuable advice.

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Mike Hadley

Director of Marketing

“If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.”
-- JIM ROHM .....Prior to joining CGT, I owned and operated a service business in Southern Utah which I sold after completing my Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Southern Utah University. Prior to joining CGT, I owned and operated a service business in Southern Utah which I sold after completing my Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Southern Utah University. Soon after I received an MBA from University of Phoenix.

Since joining CGT, back in June of 2008, I have seen this company experience tremendous growth in gaming systems and proprietary gaming machines that continue to provide a competitive advantage today for CGT. I’m proud to have helped design and implement the markets first convenience store promotional system i3, which subsequently has become the largest C-store player rewards system in the market. In addition, I have had the pleasure to work directly with our 7-Eleven partners from the beginning and continue to develop strong relationships within that group as they also experience tremendous growth. I’m excited to see what the future holds for CGT as we continue to be a leader and innovator in the locals gaming market.

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Debbie Cornine

Director of Compliance

“When something I can’t control happens, I ask myself: where is the hidden gift, where is the positive in this?” ”
-- Sara Blakely (Founder of Spanx) .....As the Director of Regulatory Compliance for Century Gaming Technologies, I bring over thirty years of experience in the gaming industry to the table. As the Director of Regulatory Compliance for Century Gaming Technologies, I bring over thirty years of experience in the gaming industry to the table. My career started with the Nevada Gaming Control Board Audit Division where I established a working knowledge of gaming laws, gaming regulations, regulatory compliance and gaming operations. After ten years I left the Gaming Control Board to pursue ownership and operation of a convenience store. This was perhaps the most difficult and rewarding experience of my life. My convenience store ownership coupled with my regulatory experience afforded me the opportunity to accept a compliance position within the Herbst Gaming organization.

After fifteen years with the Herbst organization I was offered the Director of Compliance position with Century and I have never looked back. Currently I am responsible for the regulatory compliance activities and generally act as the regulatory liaison for the Company at the state and local levels. I routinely represent the Company before the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission with regard to the numerous gaming applications we file on behalf of our gaming partners.

I am proud to work for Century and I look forward to continuing with the company as it expands its gaming footprint while maintaining a strong commitment toward regulatory compliance.

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David Wolfe

Director of Operations

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." ”
-- Winston S. Churchill .....Since joining CGT in 2004 with little gaming experience, I quickly became aware that this was a place that would recognize and reward hard work from good people. Since joining CGT in 2004 with little gaming experience, I quickly became aware that this was a place that would recognize and reward hard work from good people. I could see myself working here long term and applied myself in that manner. I was originally given a “Security” position which I embraced and after some time was fortunate enough to be offered a Communication Specialist role where I could utilize more of my technical skillset and continue growing with this company. From this point, I was given many opportunities to grow and learn through various other roles such as Casino Support Manager, Inventory Control Manager, Service Manager, Operations Manager and now Director of Operations overseeing all gaming operations for CGT Las Vegas.

I feel fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work in as many capacities as I have with CGT. I’m confident that the experience gained from each of them will make me a better leader. I’ve been with CGT a long time, but I’ve never been more excited about the future of this company. We are well positioned in the market and I’m proud of the people and efforts that have helped get us to this point. CGT has a brilliant future!

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How it started

We began our journey nearly fifty years ago as Advanced Patent Technologies. Although the Advanced Patent Technologies name was changed to United Coin Machine Company soon after and most recently to Century Gaming Technologies, the focus of technological advancement has always embodied the essence of our company.
We have brought many revolutionary technologies to the market, including our Secure Cash dispensing system and the first cardless player tracking system, Gamblers Bonus. Innovations like these have forever changed the way gaming in Nevada is conducted, placing us and our business partners well ahead of the competition. Today Century Gaming Technologies remains a market leader among local Nevada slot route operators and our most recent products will surely set the standard for restricted license gaming operations in Nevada.