A history of innovation.

The First Leap

July 2009
Leap Forward Gaming is founded

A Real Office.

January 2010
Leap Forward Gaming moves into its first offices

Moving On Up.

July 2010
Leap Forward Gaming moves to a bigger office
We are now located in the south Reno professional business district at 10589 Double R Blvd

A Strong Partnership

October 2010
Leap Forward Gaming partners with JCM Global
See the press release here
First award
First lab install

Historical Highlights

  • 1986
    Ali Saffari joins IGT
  • 1987
    Ali is instrumental in creating IGT’s MegaBucks™ – MegaJackpots® Wide-Area Progressive
  • 1993
    Ali introduces Bill Validators into the gaming industry
  • 1999
    Ali introduces TITO™ (Ticket In / Ticket Out) and EZ-Pay™
  • 2005
    Ali drives innovation with the introduction of Server Based Gaming
  • 2009
    Ali Saffari founds Leap Forward Gaming

Leap Forward’s Technology Awards