Canadian Vending

American Games awarded pull-tab vending machine contract

September 21, 2016
By Canadian Vending

Council Bluffs, IA – Under a new contract, American Games will supply the Iowa Lottery with 337 new pull-tab vending machines and related maintenance services.

Beginning Oct. 1, 2016 , this three-year contract provides the Iowa Lottery the option of exercising three, one-year extensions. The contract value, including extensions, is estimated at $3.1 million US.

Since 1987, American Games has produced more than one billion pull-tab tickets for the Lottery and, since 1991, has installed more than 4,000 vending machines in Iowa and supplied the Iowa Lottery with instant scratch tickets, including some of the company’s patented and specialty products, the company said in a news release.

“We’re thrilled to again be selected as the Iowa Lottery’s partner for pull-tab vending machines and related services,” said Steven Fingold , President, American Games, in the release. “We are very proud of the working relationship we have built with the Iowa Lottery since we began manufacturing their pull-tab tickets nearly 30 years ago. Our vending platform has also come a long way since then and we have the Iowa Lottery to thank for driving many of the enhancements to our vending machines.”


“The Lottery is pleased that American Games will continue to supply and service our pull-tab vending machines,” said Larry Loss , Executive Vice President of the Iowa Lottery. “American Games is an Iowa -based business that has played an important role in the development of our pull-tab business with entertaining games for players and vending machines that are user friendly for both players and retailers. In addition to products, American Games offers market knowledge that we have been able to leverage to help raise funds for good causes in the state.”

Over the years, American Games has signed vending machine contracts with numerous lotteries throughout the U.S. and Canada. In addition to lotteries, these vending machines can also be found in many charitable gaming markets.