Canadian Gaming Summit CGS 2018

Canadian Gaming Summit CGS 2018

Booth Number: 200

June 18th-20th, 2018 

Scotiabank Convention Centre

6815 Stanley Ave

Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3Y9, Canada

Exhibit Hall Hours:

June 19th , 2018 8:00 AM- 6:30 PM

June 20th, 2018 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM

At the Gary Platt & Betrite Booth:

Gary Platt will be exhibiting cutting edge new casino seating designs at the Bet-Rite Booth this year, including our New Eclipse office seating, Lido Revo chair, Epic External Footrest base, and Monaco chair.

Tradeshow Description:

Welcome to the 2018 Canadian Gaming Summit!
2018 Theme: “Technology Holds the Key”

Canada’s Premier Annual Conference & Exhibition for Gaming Professionals, will be held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre – June 18-20, 2018, in beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

This year’s event will consist of eight, though-provoking and dynamic educational tracks, grounded by its overall theme, “Technology Holds the Key”. From Gaming Operations, Lottery, Charitable Gaming, Legal & Regulatory, Gaming Technology, Non-Gaming Amenities, Gaming Compliance and Special Summit Presentations, delegates and gaming professionals will be offered exceptional information as to be better prepared to keep pace with our industry’s rapidly evolving technological advancements.

Last, but not least, we will continue to offer an impressive trade show floor featuring many new products and services, a Gaming Industry and First Nations awards program, multiple delegate networking opportunities and much more. Exciting session topics and speakers will also soon be confirmed.

See you in Niagara Falls!

ice 2018


Gary Platt Manufacturing at Booth #200

Gary Platt will be co-exhibiting with Betrite showcasing the best seating in the casino industry at booth #200! Take a look at some of the chairs that will be at our booth.

Visit for the best seats at the Expo!

This beautiful chair has been one of the favorites since its launch in 2017. With sleek curves that attract the eye, and our comfort innovated into every stitch, The Monaco is sure to increase your players time-on-device. This chair is the definition of comfortable chic, and has the best of both worlds with its comfort and innovative design. The Monaco can be dressed up or down, and can come with any color, base or finish to match the interior design of any casino.


  • The Lido


Need something classy and comfortable that is sleek enough to fit into any area in the casino? The Lido is the perfect solution. This seat is engineered to withstand high use and performance while still giving unsurpassed comfort and extended play on device. The Lido has distinctive center stitching on the front, and is designed with the casino and player in mind. The Lido, like all Gary Platt chairs, is designed with ergonomics to to ensure the players comfort. The Lido gives multiple options for seats, seat backs and bases to give unsurpassed comfort for longer play on device.

A look at Gary Platt, TC Millwork, MGR, and StylGame – Casino Journal

Gary Platt G2E, Casino Seating, Casino Chairs

A look at Gary Platt, TC Millwork, MGR, and StylGame – Casino Journal

By Joan Mantini – Casino Journal, November 2017

PROFILE: Gary Platt celebrates 20 years with a front row seat

Gary Platt Manufacturing is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the casino seating industry. The milestone achievement has been made possible by the company’s exclusive focus on gaming chairs for the casino market and by delivering the most comfortable experience possible for its customers and their players.

“Making players feel at home… that was the philosophy company founder Gary Platt brought to his designs 20 years ago, and the idea revolutionized the gaming industry,” said Skip Davis, president of Gary Platt Manufacturing. “Today, his philosophy continues to drive the company, helping tens of millions of players feel at home, stay comfortable and enjoy their favorite games longer, positively impacting the bottom lines of operators everywhere.”

Over the past 20 years, Gary Platt Manufacturing’s extensive line of chairs have come to populate the floors of hundreds of casinos worldwide, according to press materials. Gary Platt continues to be at the pioneering edge of casino seating design with its new and innovative ergonomic chair concepts.

From the curvy San Remo to the sleek Monaco, the company has modern chair styles that reinvent the shape of comfort industry-wide. Each new style features ergonomics that are the independent creation of the company’s team of seating experts. Providing built-in lumbar support and other contours to fit the human form, every seat has Gary Platt’s unique waterfall front edge, relieving stress on the player’s legs.

Each new style was created with a unique proprietary injection molded blend of foam made exclusively for Gary Platt and designed for casino applications, molded to the perfect density to ensure lasting comfort and elasticity, and coming with a lifelong guarantee. Every chair is designed with unrivaled attention to detail, using only the highest quality materials, inside and out. Every detail is considered and planned to deliver a carefully crafted experience.

Read the full article on Casino Journal’s website.

Made for Comfort – Inside Asian Gaming

G2E 2017

Made for Comfort – Inside Asian Gaming

By Ben Blaschke – Inside Asian Gaming April 2017

Gary Platt Manufacturing is not only the world’s leading supplier of casino chairs, it was also the company that revolutionized the casino seating industry.

If you’ve ever wondered what separates one casino chair from another, the story of Gary Platt’s winning bid for MGM National Harbor – Washington DC’s brand new integrated resort – provides a case in point.

Three years before the property finally opened its doors in December 2016, one of the US furniture company’s rivals began work on a concept they hoped would win the hearts and behinds of MGM management. Then, a year out from launch, Gary Platt Manufacturing had a go.

“They had senior management all the way up to the President of MGM and the General Manager of the property sit on them (the chairs) and their decision was ultimately based on comfort.”

First founded in 1996 in a tiny warehouse in Los Angeles, the success of Gary Platt Manufacturing has always been built around a unique appreciation of a client’s needs. It was, for example, this philosophy that saw the company move to Reno during those early years because Reno was home to its lone customer, IGT. It was also what led the start-up towards the native American market – one it recognized as being severely under-served.

But it was the company’s ground breaking Extended Play line of chairs, first released in 2003, that revolutionized the industry and saw the company become a major player in international casino supply.

“It was completely different to everything that was being offered in the casino seating market at the time,” says Davis. “We quickly went from selling 10 or 15 models that were a variety of the old style seat – very small seats with small backs and flat foam – to primarily the Extended Play line. In a very short period, 80% of our chairs were this new Extended Play and it just sat completely different from what people were used to seeing. It totally changed their thoughts.”

Not surprisingly, the idea that by simply offering a more comfortable chair players would remain at the tables longer proved irresistible to operators.

“That was our play from the get-go,” continues Davis. “Time on device was our big coin phrase and our play to this day is that people pay a ton of money to market their property and get customers in the door. Those customers should never get up from a game because they feel fatigued in terms of the ‘sit’ of the chair.

“We needed to make a chair that was attractive enough and comfortable. We wanted people to sit down and say ‘Wow’.”

These days Gary Platt Manufacturing produces around 75,000 chairs a year, making it the number one global casino chair supplier as well as the top supplier of chairs for electronic gaming machines due to partnerships with the likes of IGT and Aristocrat.

The company has also changed the way operators approach chair design in general. Two decades ago, casino seating was almost an afterthought. Now it takes years of planning to arrive at a concept that is both comfortable and ergonomically sound while simultaneously meeting an operator’s stringent design brief.

“At the end of the day we’ve got to give our customers a product to fit their needs and they need it to work for their customers,” offers Davis, whose Asian clients include Singapore’s Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands. “The ones who are really tuned in are the ones who are really focused on their customer experience and the chair is an important part of that.

“It’s the one thing that customers truly have contact with when they are sitting at a game and playing. It’s the seat. And they don’t think about it much but it’s got to be ergonomically correct, it’s got to give you back support, it’s got to give you leg support without stressing your legs. It sounds really simple but if you sit in the different casino seats that are available today you’ll see a lot of people don’t get it.”

Which brings Davis to another key point – don’t mess with a winning formula.

“It’s one of our primary philosophies,” he says. “In our market these days we deal with operators who are interested in the return on every investment they make, including the chair. We also work with designers who view the chair as an aesthetic complement to the environment around it.

“As a result, sometimes we get designs that just don’t sit well so we try to work with the designers and the operators to get them to agree to a hybrid that still has the comfort but gives the designers something that they’re looking for.

“But we’re lucky that we have an in-house designer who is probably the world’s best when it comes to ergonomics and comfort and we have a proprietary foam supplier who has been supplying our foam for 15 years, so there is none better.

“Some of our competitors will mess with their densities and elasticities to meet customer demand but we won’t touch our formula. It is what it is. We’re not making it softer and we’re not making it harder because it’s right.

“We stick to that and we don’t even discuss it with our customers because we don’t want to change it.”


Find full article at the Inside Asian Gaming Website.

The Downfall of Traditional Casino Chairs – Casinopedia

Casino Chairs

The Downfall of Traditional Casino Chairs – Casinopedia

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If you’re wondering how much influence chair design has on playing time and engagement, the answer is quite a lot – that’s according to the experts on such matters.

Those experts include Skip Davis, president of Gary Platt Manufacturing. The Reno-based firm specializes in creating innovative gaming chairs for land-based casinos in particular.

In their quest to keep gamblers seated, placated and merrily pushing buttons, casinos can be very accommodating.

From comps to technology that enables players to order refreshments and top up their account without leaving the game, almost every aspect of the casino experience has been agonized over by operators.

One crucial component of casino games which has historically been overlooked, however, is seating.

Despite being largely responsible for the comfort or discomfort a player experiences while spinning slot machines, the ergonomics of chair design are something which has traditionally been given scant consideration.

Given that Nevada has over 166,000 slot and video poker machines alone and that competition among casinos is fierce, it’s surprising that enterprising operators haven’t gone out of their way to fit La-Z-Boy chairs that offer the last word in luxury and comfort, in the process luring Nevadan gamblers in their droves.

With slots and video poker players gambling away $2 billion at Nevada casinos in the first quarter of 2017 alone, the money’s certainly there with which to upgrade seating arrangements. Given that the first casinos to install premium seating would likely see a rapid return on investment from the upswell in new players and increase in playing time, it’s odd that no operator has been bold enough to seize the initiative.

The secrets of casino chair design

“If you look at a typical slot chair, what you’re trying to do is to get people to stay for extended periods of time to play,” said Skip Davis.

“You want to design it right and make sure it fits the game properly, in terms of height and access to the button panel. And, more importantly, you make it so comfortable that the chair doesn’t give you any reason to get up and leave the game.”

Chair designers naturally pay more attention to the sort of finer details that most mere mortals wouldn’t spot. According to Skip Davis, it’s the sort of foam used in the chair which dictates its comfort, with both the density and elasticity playing pivotal roles in determining how the comfort of a particular chair is perceived.

The days of the traditional chair could be numbered

The shape of the chair and the amount of lumbar support are also important factors in eliminating discomfort and incentivizing players to remain in sit and rolling reels for hours at a time.

As casino gaming evolves, the days of the traditional chair could be numbered. While comfort will always be a key factor, interactive gaming machines are now incorporating additional features such as speakers, shakers and subwoofers.

With casino chairs starting to resemble video game chairs, coupled with the rise in skill-based casino games, the line separating gambling and gaming is starting to become increasingly blurred.


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