Casino Enterprise Management Gaming Visionaries: Ali Saffari

The term “visionary” evokes a host of strong words to describe a person. Dedicated. Inspirational. Ambitious. Innovative. Enthusiastic. Brilliant. Mastermind. The list could go on and on, and they are just some of the qualities that each of our gaming visionaries possess. Hand selected, each for various reasons, this month we honor some of the […]


LFG Receives Top Honors in CEM’s 2013 Slot Floor Technology Awards

New cabinets and platforms, tournament management systems and a sensory immersion game are just a few of the incredible products showcased in Casino Enterprise Management’s seventh annual Slot Floor Technology Awards. With their progressive technologies, it’s no wonder these products were nominated—and won. Nominations this year included slot cabinets and platforms, pop culture games, analysis […]


Casino wireless networks rolled out by Leap Forward

Ali Saffari jokes — sort of — that Leap Forward Gaming Inc. has received some good news and some bad news. The good news: “The response we have received has been beyond our imagination,” says Saffari, chief executive officer of the Reno company. The bad news: Now Leap Forward needs to begin delivering on the […]


Ali Saffari’s Leaps Through Life

All his life, Ali Saffari has taken giant steps. His goal has been to leapfrog through life powered by his charisma, dedication and desire to succeed. And succeed he has. Throughout his 24-year career with International Game Technology (IGT), he was responsible for many of the greatest gaming industry innovations of our time. He and […]