Aristocrat Gaming becomes an official partner of the Las Vegas Aviators

April 26, 2021
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Beware the buffalo stampede at baseball games this summer.

Aristocrat Gaming and the Las Vegas Aviators minor league baseball club on Monday said they have reached a partnership agreement.

Aristocrat will be an official partner of both the Aviators and Las Vegas Ballpark, the parties said.

The Aviators are in their second season as the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The team is wholly owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation, developer of the master-planned community of Summerlin and of Las Vegas Ballpark.

Under terms of the agreement, Aristocrat will have several “activations” at Aviators home games. One of the most notable will take place each time the Aviators score a run – the audience will hear the“stampede” sound effect from Aristocrat’s Buffalo slot game.

Aristocrat said fans can look forward to 21-plus audience participation event opportunities during certain home games.

“Each of us at Aristocrat is thrilled to be an official partner of the Las Vegas Aviators,” Hector Fernandez, president of Aristocrat Americas and EMEA, said in a statement. “Las Vegas is the host community for our Americas headquarters, and we are honored to give back to the town we call home.”

Don Logan, president and chief operations officer for the Aviators, added, “Community support of our team and Ballpark means everything to us, and we are excited to call Aristocrat a partner. We can’t wait to hear Aristocrat’s ‘stampede’ effect every time we score.”

The Aviators are the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada. The 2021 campaign will mark the 38th season in the Silver State as a member of Triple-A professional baseball (formerly the Pacific Coast League).

Las Vegas Ballpark holds 10,000 spectators. The Aviators led all minor league baseball in 2019 attendance with a total of 650,934 for an average of 9,299, recording 47 sellouts.

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