Gary Platt Brings Unsurpassed Style, Comfort to OIGA 2017

OIGA 2017

Gary Platt Brings Unsurpassed Style, Comfort to OIGA 2017

World’s Most Comfortable Chairs are in OIGA Booth # 502

RENO, Nev. (July 24, 2017) – The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association’s tradeshow kicks off today, and show attendees will be caught lounging in the world’s most comfortable chairs in Gary Platt’s booth #502.

Gary Platt’s chairs are found in tribal casinos of all sizes across North America, and at OIGA, Gary Platt is showing new, runway-worth styles.

Among the cutting-edge designs is the Gazelle line. A jump up in comfort, this line is sleek, elegant, and agile. Each chair in the Gazelle collection adds a touch of elegance to any casino floor space with its hexagon shaped back, and at OIGA, Gary Platt is showcasing the Gazelle on its world-famous Epic base.

Next from its fashionable yet relaxed Lido line, Gary Platt is showing its Lido Revo Mini and Lido High Wood Back. Lido chairs convey a sleek elegance perfect for anywhere in the casino and for any casino design.

Also on display is Gary Platt’s new Monaco line. Soft and inviting, intriguing with an impeccable style, these chairs have a personality all their own. At OIGA, Monaco chairs’ patent-pending design and razor-sharp details combine with the signature Epic base.

Last, attendees can gain insight into unsurpassed comfort with the Vue chair line from Gary Platt. On display at OIGA are the Vue 27” Designer and the Vue 20” Designer Poker chair. Each is hand-crafted with a keen eye on fine details

Regardless of design, all Gary Platt chairs are hand-crafted for unsurpassed comfort with ergonomically designed lumbar support, and Gary Platt’s famous high-density molded foam. Gary Platt’s extensive line of custom-made chairs can be found in casinos of all sizes on five continents.

Discover your next favorite chair in booth #502 at OIGA or at garyplatt.com, and join the company on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Gary Platt Manufacturing

Gary Platt Manufacturing is the world’s leading provider of performance casino seating and has more than 20 years of experience in providing products with unsurpassed comfort and excellence. Gary Platt produces premium seating for casinos on five continents and creates chairs for slots, table games, poker, bar-top, and bingo. For more information, visit Gary Platt at www.garyplatt.com and join the company on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Contact: Paul Speirs-Hernandez, Steinbeck Communications +1 (702) 413-4278, [email protected]

Gary Platt Manufacturing Brings Style, Unsurpassed Comfort to New High Limit Room at Rocky Gap Casino Resort

Rocky Gap Casino Resort

Gary Platt Manufacturing Brings Style, Unsurpassed Comfort to New High Limit Room at Rocky Gap Casino Resort

RENO, Nev. (February 13, 2017) – Rocky Gap Casino Resort recently opened its new high limit slot
area, and Gary Platt Manufacturing added its signature style and unsurpassed comfort, supplying
100 percent of the chairs for the casino expansion.
The new 650-square-foot high limit room offers majestic views of Evitts Mountain and
picturesque Lake Habeeb, and Gary Platt worked closely with the casino’s designers to create a
distinct look tailored exclusively for Rocky Gap.
“We have worked with Rocky Gap Casino Resort for some time, and we were very pleased to have
been chosen to provide chairs for their new and elegant high limit room,” Gary Platt President
Skip Davis said. “With the room’s incredible views of the natural surroundings, we knew our task
was to create a chair that would be a worthy partner to the environs, and we achieved our mission
with excellence.”
Rocky Gap chose Gary Platt’s new and distinctive San Remo chair for its unsurpassed comfort,
quality, design, and value.
“We are extremely excited to be able to offer this new amenity to our guests, and I am thrilled
with how our new Gary Platt chairs turned out,” said Skylar Dice, General Manager of the Rocky
Gap Casino Resort. “We wanted to create a great space for our guests to play that is unbelievably
comfortable, and allows them to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Rocky Gap while
they game.”
Located in Flintstone, Md., Rocky Gap Casino Resort is a subsidiary of Las Vegas-based Golden
Entertainment, Inc.
Gary Platt’s extensive line of custom-made chairs can be found in casinos of all sizes on five
continents. Discover your next favorite chair at garyplatt.com and join the company on Facebook,
LinkedIn, and Twitter.
About Gary Platt Manufacturing
Gary Platt Manufacturing is the world’s leading provider of performance casino seating and has
more than 20 years of experience in providing products with unsurpassed comfort and excellence.
Gary Platt produces premium seating for casinos on five continents and creates chairs for slots,
table games, poker, bar-top, and bingo. For more information, visit www.garyplatt.com.
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Contact:
Paul Speirs-Hernandez, Steinbeck Communications, [email protected]

G2E 2016 Review

Gary Platt G2E 2016 Booth

G2E 2016 Review

G2E 2016 Review

Gary Platt, pioneer of the slot seating in Las Vegas casinos, celebrated his 91st birthday at the Gary Platt Manufacturing’s booth on the first day of the Global Gaming Exposition 2016. Filled with smiles and well wishes, the crowd watched as Gary Platt (Founder) and Skip Davis (President) shared a moment of reflection on G2E 2016 Reviewhow the casino industry has changed over the last 60 years.

“I really love coming to G2E, because I get to see so many old friends and we remember the old days and reminisce on how naïve we were to what our efforts were creating. We were the founders of an entire industry and we had little idea as to how it would grow. Now, I come here (to G2E) and see the next generation evolving our efforts in ways we didn’t even think possible. This makes me so grateful to be a part of this industry and so excited to witness the next chapter!” said Gary, as he squeezed Skip’s shoulder.

On display at the booth this year, were 3 new models that are being launched in early 2017 – The Monaco: a new shape of comfort, the San Remo: curved comfort, and the Sonoma Bench: share the comfort. In addition, many prototype designs were shown that shattered industry norms and catapulted seating design to the next level.

People could be seen lounging around the booth, hesitant to leave the seats when after they had sat in them just once. Smiles and laughter abounded through the booth. One visitor even commented, “Whenever I walk by your booth all I see is people smiling and laughing! It’s a big change from what I saw at (Competitor)’s booth, where you can only find somber and bored faces.”

Gary Platt Manufacturing bought excitement and innovation back to the casino seating industry this year, and is only projected to continue this mission into next year and beyond!

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The Platt Gala at Booth# 2823 in G2E 2016

The Platt Gala at Booth# 2823 in G2E 2016

Gary Platt Manufacturing invites you to come celebrate comfort with us at G2E this year in our Platt Gala! You will:

  • See our unveiling of unique and innovative casino chair styles that were made with ergonomics and longevity in mind; designed in only the best and most luxuriant materials.
  • Witness seating that spans from suave and sophisticated to funky and charming, while drinking at our complementary bar (cosponsored by Patriot Gaming)
  • Enjoy the best seats in the show as Gary Platt, a pioneer of casino seating, marks his 91st birthday with bubbly champagne and decadent cake.
  • Win entry to the drawing for a new office chair created by Gary Platt Manufacturing’s Head Seating Designer.

Don’t miss out on the festivities at Booth #2823

The Origins of Slot Seating in Las Vegas

The Origins of Slot Seating in Las Vegas

Look at any Vegas picture of the casino floor in the 1950’s and 60’s. See the old fashioned, pulley slot machines and imagine the clanging of coins hitting metal and the “ding, ding, ding” of someone getting a triple 7… It brings nostalgia to the minds of those not even born to the era! However, you can’t help but notice one jarring difference between the 50’s casino and the modern casino when evaluating the pictures… where is the slot seating?

slot seating

slot seating

slot seating

Chairs are completely missing from the 1950’s casino floor set-up and patrons are standing as they play nearly shoulder to shoulder. Looking at these pictures begs the question: When and how did chairs become standard on the casino floor?

Someone else was just as curious about this as we are and asked Anthony Curtis (the Las Vegas Advisor), a world renown authority on Las Vegas and gambling, to shed some light on the origins of chairs in casinos. Here is how it played out:

“Q: (Curious Player)

I was looking at some Vegas pictures from the ’50s and ’60s and there were no seats at any of the slots. When were seats put on the casino floor for slot players? Which casino was the first to do so?

A: (Las Vegas Advisor)

We’ve consulted several historians, but have been unable to pin down when or where the practice of sitting while playing slot machines first took root. (As recently as 1960’s Ocean’s Eleven, you can see stand-up slot machines.) We do know that some casinos had already adopted the practice in the 1950s.

Gary Platt, head of the eponymous manufacturing company that now dominates slot-stool supply, recalls a fateful visit to Las Vegas in January 1959, at which time he was representing L&B Manufacturing. Based in Santa Monica, California, L&B specialized in booths, tables, and counter and bar stools for restaurants.

Platt was playing blackjack in Vegas “and noticed that the stools were not nearly as well constructed or as comfortable as the bar stools that we manufactured. As a salesman, this looked like a new source of business, so I tried to call upon the hotel casinos, without any success. The answer was, ‘We purchase all our gaming equipment and supplies from Paul Endy at Paul-son Dice & Card. I contacted Paul, had a great meeting with him, and learned that the stools must be narrower, so that seven of them would fit around a blackjack table. The seat also had to be shorter, so the player sits closer and, most important of all, the seat height must be 27 inches [vertical], so players are comfortable. I told Paul, ‘These are all things we can do’ and made him a few samples. Paul-son began to distribute our blackjack stools and did a nice volume of business for us.”

Platt couldn’t shake the feeling that if similar stools were placed in front of slot machines, it would increase time on device (the holy grail of casino floor managers). However, he always ran up against the same answer: It would make the aisles too narrow and there would be no room for players to walk past.

“I kept bugging Paul to find some small casino that owed him a favor and would listen to me. He finally called me and said to come up and meet with him,” Platt resumes. “It was a small casino on the Strip near Flamingo [Road] and I can’t remember the name. I knew I’d get the same ‘aisles too narrow’ answer, so I came prepared with a large pad and a 12-inch square drawn on it, and told the casino manager that I would manufacture 24 stools with a 12-inch square seat and three-quarter-inch square-tube legs that went straight down so they wouldn’t trip the players. I’d drop them off and pick them up in two weeks: no cost, no obligation.”

As a favor to Paul Endy, the casino owner reluctantly agreed to the experiment. Platt delivered the stools and two days later received a call from Endy: “How soon can we get another hundred stools?” The coin-in on the slots that had stools had been “astronomical.” Over time, as the big boys in the industry adopted the practice, Platt’s business boomed and casino floors evolved to have wider aisles and more seating.

Thus, like so many trends and traditions in the history of Las Vegas, a major change in casino design hinged on one owner sufficiently daring to take a chance. ( September 20, 2016 – Question of the Day)”

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