AGS names Bob Blair new Deputy General Counsel

August 24, 2023
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Blair brings several years of legal expertise to his new role.

AGS has appointed Robert Blair to the role of Deputy General Counsel. Blair will step into his new role effectively immediately.

Blair holds a Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Denver – Sturm College of Law, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Reno, Nevada.

Prior to joining the company, Blair served in various roles with Aruze Gaming America’s legal organization including as its Global General Counsel, Global Deputy General Counsel and Global Senior IP Counsel.

Blair also worked for EIP, an international law firm that specializes in patents, as its Counsel and US Patent Attorney. He has held other legal positions with Unwired Planet and IGT, serving as Vice President of Patents and Associate General Counsel of Intellectual Property respectively.

AGS Chief Legal Officer and Secretary Rob Ziems commended Blair for his knowledge base and experience in the legal field and took a moment to welcome him to the company.

He commented, "Bob is an exceptional legal mind who is a valuable addition to the AGS leadership team.

"With his extensive knowledge and experience on corporate legal affairs and patent matters, Bob will be a key player in protecting and advancing our business and our brand as AGS continues to capitalize on many growth opportunities ahead."

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The latest release gave New Jersey players access to real-money gaming (RMG) content through DraftKings’ online casino and paved the way for DraftKings Casino to gain more than 20 of AGS’ proprietary slot titles to boost its North American online casino operations.

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