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Next-Level Gaming!

We've taken a fundamentally different approach to the way we create games.

Platform Gaming Technologies, Inc. (PGT) has developed a series of patented and patent-pending games that have the potential to change the gaming industry forever. Our games can be broken down into the following three categories.

Massive-Multiplayer

PGT has developed a patented, massive-multiplayer gaming engine that enables a theoretically unlimited number of people to simultaneously play in fast-paced, real-time continuous play tournaments (CPTs).  Our first title, PokoMaximo is the world’s first massive-multiplayer poker game.  It will revolutionize the online poker industry!

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Casino

PGT’s single-player casino products include the Redraw, Cash Out and Two-Step concepts, which are contained in two separate patent applications.  We recently received allowances from the USPTO for both applications.  As such, we expect patents to be issued in the coming weeks.  Our first games are based on Texas Hold’em Poker.  Games 

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Sports

Our sports-based games include Top-X, a patented game format where the objective is to predict the top “X” teams / athletes during the contest period (i.e., Tp-5 NFL QB).  We’ve also just developed a patent-pending gaming concept called a Reverse Bracket.  It makes playing in bracket-based tournaments much easier.

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GAMES

Game Showcase


PLATFORMS

Content Delivery

We’ve developed a turn-key platform to deliver promotional contests that use our sports-based content and we’re building out a scalable remote gaming server (RGS) to serve our massive-multiplayer and casino content to target segments in the iGaming market.

PGT Sports Platform

The PGT Sports Platform is a fully-customizable, turn-key solution that enables you to seamlessly offer free-to-play and charity-based contests in your own environment (white-label).

1.  ENGAGE YOUR AUDIENCE

2.  GROW YOUR BASE

3.  SELL SPONSORSHIPS

4.  COLLECT VALUABLE DATA 

MALL-BASED CONCEPT: The PGT Sports Platform employs a unique, mall-based concept that gives you the ability to create customized hubs for each contest and each contest sponsor. It’s an exceptional solution for media companies with multiple outlets.

Media Example: For example, a media company in the radio space can create individualized hubs for (1) the organization as a whole, (2) each radio station, (3) each radio host, and (4) each contest sponsor. Each hub features the branding, content and contests of the sponsor and is listed in the Directory. 

ALL MAJOR SPORTS SUPPORTED: The PGT Sports Platform supports contests for all major sports. This includes NFL & College Football, NBA & College Basketball, MLB Baseball, NHL Hockey, PGA TOUR and LPGA Golf, ATP & WTA Tennis, Professional Soccer (MLS, EPL, La Liga, UEFA, and others), and Auto Racing (NASCAR, IndyCar & Formula1). 

CUSTOMIZABLE CONTEST FORMATS: Each contest has its own customizable hub and contest user interface that features the branding and imagery of the contest’s sponsors. We give you many game formats to choose from, including proprietary PGT formats specifically designed to engage your audience such as Top-X, Reverse Bracket and Beat the Celebrity. Additionally, we offer the most flexible prizing options in the industry. This includes, Perfect Score Prizes, Beat the Celebrity Prizes, Fixed-Place Prizing, Tiered Prizing and Percentile Prizing.

PGT Remote Gaming Server (RGS)

We’re building a comprehensive, GLI-19 compliant Remote Gaming Server (RGS) with sufficient architecture and infrastructure to serve our iGaming content and handle millions of simultaneous players.

Our Remote Gaming Server is being designed to enable us to deliver our content to partner online casino operators, aggregators and state lotteries.  It will include a fully-certified Random Number Generator (RNG) and will include the proper architecture and infrastructure such that PGT will be able to dynamically scale to meet demand and accommodate millions of simultaneous players for our massive-multiplayer gaming products.

 

TARGET MARKET SEGMENTS

Industry Segments

PGT services the follwing industry segments.

Casinos & Sportsbooks

We will be releasing a number of single-player casino titles in the coming months, starting with our Old West themed video poker titles, including Texas Reload, Texas Cash Out and Texas Two-Step.

For More Information:
Ari Fox
VP of Licensing
+1 (201) 450-1718

State Lotteries

PGT is developing a series of massive-multiplayer games designed specifically for state lotteries.  This includes LottoMaximo, ScratchoMaximo and KenoMaximo.

For More Information:
David Hirsch
President & CEO
+1 (813) 334-2979

Sports Media & Promotional Contests

The PGT Sports Platform enables media companies, sportsbooks, retailers and brands to offer free-to-enter promotional contests to engage their target audience .

For More Information:
Brad Fain
VP of Sales
+1 (407) 551-9484

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Distribution Partners Wanted!

PGT is now actively seeking distribution partners worldwide.

We're getting everything in place to set the stage for rapid global expansion. This includes the development and certification of the infrastructure necessary to accommodate millions of simultaneous players and all required regulatory licensing. Contact us today to learn more!

Team

President & CEO

David Hirsch

CTO

Basit Hussain

VP of Licensing

Ari Fox

VP of Sales / Celebrity Acquisition

Brad Fain

VP of Sports Licensing

Rodger Bailey

Lead Designer / Creative Director

John Johnson

President & CEO

David Hirsch

Mr. Hirsch is PGT’s CEO and a founder.  He is the primary inventor our games and platforms.  Prior to founding PGT, Mr. Hirsch was the President & CEO of Oragenics, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company (NYSE: OGEN).  At Oragenics, he led the company from technical insolvency to a market capitalization high of $100MM.  

Prior to joining Oragenics, Mr. Hirsch founded and operated a boutique legal and investment banking practice with a focus on advising and financing distressed, publicly-traded, emerging technology companies. Mr. Hirsch has experience in corporate restructuring as a manager at Deloitte in San Francisco and in venture capital as an associate with the Cottonwood Group, a seed-stage venture firm in Silicon Valley. 

Mr. Hirsch has earned an MBA (MSIA) from the Tepper Graduate School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, a JD from Drake University Law School, and a BA in Economics from Indiana University. He is a licensed attorney in the States of Indiana and Florida.

phone:+1 (813) 334-2979

email:david.hirsch@pgtech.games

CTO

Basit Hussain

Mr. Hussain is the CTO of PGT and a Founder.  He has twenty-one years of experience in enterprise software development. He has a strong focus on infrastructure and application security development, having consulted with companies such as the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, Vanguard Mutual Funds and Huntington Banks. His capabilities include strong hands-on technical skills in systems administration and systems development, including Linux, Windows and MAC/OS administration. He is an expert in object-oriented analysis and design, with a special focus on the security of distributed systems for the financial industry sector. He currently has two patents awarded and two patents pending in the information security area.

Basit holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Miami.

VP of Licensing

Ari Fox

Ari brings over 15 years of experience in casino marketing consulting and sales.  He is a subject-matter expert in eSports, video gaming and the gambling industry and a frequent lecturer at industry events.  He is also the producer of Casino eSports Conference and Gamecon.  He holds a B.A. from Rutgers University.

T:+1 (201 450-1718

VP of Sales / Celebrity Acquisition

Brad Fain

Mr. Fain is the VP of Sales and Celebrity Acquisition and a Founder.  He is a seasoned professional and entrepreneur with over 30 years of business experience in finance, business development and operations.  Mr. Fain has held positions with some of the largest financial institutions in the U.S. and most recently built a global book of business for a private real estate development lender that exceeded $1.5 billion.  Mr. Fain has earned a BA from the University of Maryland.

T:+1 (407) 551-9484

E:brad.fain@pgtech.games

VP of Sports Licensing

Rodger Bailey

Rodger brings over 25 years of experience in consumer products, professional sports and entertainment.  He is the former President of the Arena Football League, a firmer Director of Corporate Sponsorships at Comcast Spectator and a former executive at Advantage International (Octagon).

T:+1 (484) 889-4600

Lead Designer / Creative Director

John Johnson

Mr. Johnson is the Lead Designer / Creative Director of PGT and a Founder.  He brings over 20 years of experience in design and animation.  He was formerly the designer/animator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While with the Buccaneers, Mr. Johnson was awarded the best team site design by the National Football League and received recognition for his design work by then White House Chief of Staff, Dr. Condoleeza Rice and the National Football League Chairman.  Mr. Johnson was also pre-nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award for creating the album cover of “Rockford” by the band Cheap Trick.

Advisors

Board of Directors, Advisor

Ray Yoder

Strategic Advisor - Lotteries, Gaming & Interactive

Richard Weil

Advisor- Sports

Dr. Laila Mintas

Strategic Advisor - Gaming Industry

Michael Soll

Advisor- Regulatory

George Rover

Strategic Advisor - Online Gaming

Richard Roberts

Strategic Advisor - Compliance

Eric Frank

Strategic Advisor - Compliance

Eric Weiss

Strategic Advisor - Sports / BenePlay

Leo McCullagh

Board of Directors, Advisor

Ray Yoder

Ray brings over 40 years of executive-level experience in public, private and entrepreneurial ventures.  He is the President of RayCal Management and Managing Director, Co-Founder of InterContinental Sports Marketing, LLC.  Ray was the Treasurer and VP of International Management Group (IMG) when the company grew 10-fold to 65 offices in 35 countries and has M&A execution experience with Fortune 200 Companies.  He has an A.B. (cum laude) from Wittenberg University and an MBA from The College of William & Mary.

Strategic Advisor - Lotteries, Gaming & Interactive

Richard Weil

Mr. Weil has over 25 years of experience in the regulated lottery/gaming and interactive industries (including sports betting and horse racing). He helped shape the US iLottery market twelve years ago pioneering early digital lottery products (players clubs, loyalty programs, second chance prizing and social games). Mr. Weil’s experience in these sectors include operational and strategic management, M&A, content, and technology development as well as public company governance.

Currently, Mr. Weil is an investor, advisor and consultant to lottery and gaming companies.

Most recently Mr. Weil was Chairman and CEO of INNOVA Gaming Group a company he led the C$50 million TSX IPO of in May 2015.  He coordinated the successful sale of INNOVA to Pollard Banknote (PBL:TSE) in late 2017. 

Previously Mr. Weil held several senior positions over a ten-year period at Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS:NASDAQ).  As Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, he assisted in the US$1.5 billion acquisition of WMS (one of the world’s leading gaming companies).  In 2010, after serving several years as a gaming business consultant, Mr. Weil, as CEO and Managing Director, launched Sciplay™ a business focused on providing interactive solutions to regulated operators, like lotteries and casinos (ie., New Jersey and Delaware).

Prior to Sciplay™, Mr. Weil was President of FUN Technologies, Inc., a TSX-AIM dual listed online social and sports gaming company.  During his three year tenure he contributed to the raising of approximately US$80 million to fund the acquisition of eight companies, oversaw the management of these business units and, in March 2006, assisted in the sale of 51 percent of FUN Technologies to Liberty Media (LSXMA:NASDAQ).  The company was valued at nearly C$500 million at the time of its final sale to Liberty Media in 2007.

Prior to joining FUN in August 2004, Mr. Weil was the Corporate Vice President of International Business Development for Scientific Games (formerly known as Autotote Corporation).  During his time (1994–2004) with the company, he collaborated on the acquisitions of Scientific Games, MDI, and IGT On-line Systems and contributed to major international growth and business development in Lottery, Gaming and Racing.

Before working at Autotote, Mr. Weil was a senior management consultant at Monitor Company, a top-ten strategic planning and corporate development firm. Mr. Weil holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Ryerson University in Toronto, and an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business.  In addition, Mr. Weil has held gaming licenses in multiple states and provinces.  He has been featured in EGR and PGRI Magazines and as a speaker/moderator at various gaming conferences, including the ICE Sports Betting USA Conference, Global iGaming Summit & Expo (GIGSE) and the North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries Conference (NASPL).

Advisor- Sports

Dr. Laila Mintas

Dr. Mintas is a high-profile entrepreneur, investor and thought leader in the technology, sports and sports betting and iGaming industry on a global level. She has been involved in various roles as a high Executive and in several deals as Strategic Advisor in the space.


She has extensive and unique experience in the Sports Betting space having worked in the space in many different roles – as a representative of a major Sports League with FIFA and CONCACAF, the leading sports (betting) data company with Sportradar, a very innovative Betting Platform with Betworks and as a disruptive sports betting, fantasy, iGaming and horse racing operator with PlayUp. Through her roles as Strategic Advisor, she was involved in many deals across the industry, including the media and crypto world.


Often described as a Veteran in the Sports Betting industry, Dr. Mintas has received for her Personal Achievements, the most prestigious awards and honors in the Sports and Sports Betting industry such as the Leaders in Sports U 40 Award in 2018, the SBJ Game Changers Award 2018 and the International Award for Women in the Gaming Industry – Inspiration of the Year 2018. She was named one of 25 Executives to watch in 2019 by the Global Gaming Business GBB magazine, selected as SBJ´s Power Player Sports Betting 2019 and Business Insider´s Leaders of the Sports Betting Industry 2019. Because of her extensive experience and knowledge, she was selected as Judge in 2020 and 2021 for the Global Gaming Awards and also for the SBC Awards. She received the GGB Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40 Award 2021.


Dr. Mintas has been actively involved in the Sports Betting and Sports Data Industry since 2006. She is a global thought leader on sports (betting) data, data collection, sports betting legislation, regulation and sports integrity with speaker engagements around the world including Europe, Australia, North America, Central America and Asia. She published more than 100+ publications in the top academic and professional journals about sports, sports betting and iGaming related subjects. She served as Guest Professor at several Universities such as Columbia University NYC, St John’s University NYC, University of New Hampshire and Humboldt University Berlin/Germany on topics such as Sports Betting, Sports Law and Sports Integrity.


Dr. Mintas is happily married and has to daughters (2 and 6).

Strategic Advisor - Gaming Industry

Michael Soll

Michael Soll is the President and a founding member of The Innovation Group. He brings 25+ years of experience with senior roles in leading hospitality companies, investment banks, and as an industry advisor. His capabilities range from project development expertise, such as analyzing project plans and financials, to more strategic deliverables, which include brand deployment, asset management, and capital planning. Michael has also crafted and negotiated management and operating agreements in gaming and hospitality transactions. In combination, this set of talents and abilities enables Michael to provide a high level of advisory oversight.

In addition to leading The Innovation Group in its day to day operations from the company’s Orlando office, Michael is focused on ventures taken on by the firm involving complex projects or high profile clients, usually including the introduction of gaming legislation in new jurisdictions, the analysis of large-scale leisure investment opportunities, assignments related to the deployment of brands at new and existing properties, and strategic and business planning initiatives.

Before rejoining The Innovation Group in 2008, Michael was Vice President of Casinos for Hard Rock International. In this capacity, he led the worldwide development activities for Hard Rock Casinos and their related hotel, condo, and resort assets. He was responsible for the identification of potential U.S. and international opportunities and their execution. He also oversaw the structuring and negotiating of joint venture, and management and license agreements. In this capacity, Michael directed expansion projects for Hard Rock in the U.S., Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean. Prior to his position at Hard Rock, Michael was Vice President, Planning & Development for Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas where he managed Caesars’ development efforts in existing and emerging U.S., international and Tribal gaming jurisdictions. Prior to his work with Caesars, he was Director of Asset Management at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, where he oversaw Starwood’s managed and joint venture hotel portfolios under the Sheraton, Westin and W brands. Michael joined Starwood from Bear Stearns & Co., in New York, where he served as Vice President, Leisure Equity Research, covering mid and large-cap gaming and lodging companies.

Michael holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Geography and Urban and Regional Planning, respectively, from the University of Wisconsin and the College of Urban and Public Affairs.He frequently publishes articles related to the gaming and leisure industries and speaks regularly at industry conferences. Michael’s passions include family, food, music, community and philanthropy.

**Named one of 2019’s “Top 25 to Watch” by Global Gaming Business magazine. Read the article here!**

Advisor- Regulatory

George Rover

George is currently the Managing Partner of Rover Strategic Advisors, LLC, a firm he formed following his retirement after 26 years as a Deputy Attorney General and then an Assistant Attorney General with the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Office of the Attorney General. In January 1999, Rover was promoted to Assistant Attorney General and assigned as the Special Assistant to the Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. In August 2011, Rover was appointed Deputy Director of the Division and placed in charge of its Atlantic City office until his retirement in November 2016.

Prior to his assignment to the Division of Gaming Enforcement in January 1999, Rover served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Attorney General’s Office of Legal Affairs from July 1992 through 1995, where he provided legal advice on matters to the State Attorney General. In 1995, he served as a Special Assistant to the Director of The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control until his promotion to Assistant Attorney General in January 1999. Prior to joining the State of New Jersey as a Deputy Attorney General, Rover was an associate at a law firm from 1987-1992 where he handled litigation matters.

Rover received his BS degree, with honors, from Rutgers University in 1983 and his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University in 1986. Upon his graduation from law school, Rover served as a law clerk to The Honorable Virginia Long, in the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.

Strategic Advisor - Online Gaming

Richard Roberts

Rich is the President Digital Gaming at Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. Rich brings of 20 years of gaming industry experience. Prior to joining Mohegan Digital, he was an executive business consultant for RSD Consulting, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations enter the U.S. sports digital media, regulated digital gaming, and eSports markets.  Prior, Rich was the CEO of FaceOff, a peer-to-peer social/skill sports gaming platform in the U.S.. Rich also held senior executive positions at Hasbro, Atari, Slingo, Sportech and DraftDay.

Strategic Advisor - Compliance

Eric Frank

Eric is the CEO and Found of Odds On Consulting. Before founding Odds On, Eric served as global Group Compliance Officer for The Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG), one of the world’s largest online gaming operators. Eric Frank has unique expertise navigating complex compliance and regulatory matters throughout the world. He has managed global compliance teams with responsibilities in 20+ licensed markets worldwide and served as the principal legal advisor for regulatory, licensing and compliance matters in the United States, Latin American and Asia at TSG.

Eric also has over a decade of experience in private practice at one of the world’s largest law firms, advising gaming clients on a full range of regulatory and licensing matters, and in government at all levels – federal, state and international – drafting statutes and regulations and advising on policy.

Strategic Advisor - Compliance

Eric Weiss

Eric is Vice President, Technical Compliance for Odds On Consulting. Prior to Odds On, Eric was with the New Jersey Division of Gaming (DGE) Enforcement since 1991 and held positions in the Investigative, Technical and Executive Bureaus. In 2008, he became the Director of the DGE’s Slot Lab. During his eight years in that position, Eric was recognized for his efforts to improve the oversight and regulation of casino gaming technology. In 2011, he led two industry work groups, comprised of subject matter experts and industry leaders, to draft regulations designed to streamline the regulatory process, embrace best practices and ensure the ongoing integrity of casino systems and gaming equipment.

In 2013, Eric played a key role in bringing Internet gaming to New Jersey, as he was responsible for researching policy, approving Internet gaming systems and regulating Atlantic City’s Internet gaming operations. In 2016, he became the DGE’s Chief of Staff where he was involved in a variety of DGE initiatives including sports wagering. In 2019, he returned to the DGE’s Slot Laboratory as the Deputy Executive Director of Technical Services. Preceding his retirement in August of 2021, Eric was a key member of Director Rebuck’s Executive Staff, overseeing the DGE’s Engineering, Quality Assurance, Casino Services, Cyber Security and Information Technology Investigations teams.

Strategic Advisor - Sports / BenePlay

Leo McCullagh

Leo is the CEO of McCullagh & Associates and a Partner at Wyn Experiences. He brings over 40 years of business experience. Leo is the former Head of Marketing for the PGA TOUR and was a former senior executive at Wasserman, Brand Ideology and Phillip Morris.

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