In 1959, Gary Platt walked into a Las Vegas casino and asked, “Why is everyone up? This simple question led Platt to create the world’s first casino chairs, sparking a global revolution. Now Platt has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Las Vegas Magazine.
“I am absolutely thrilled and happy to be considered and then selected for this award for the casino industry. I had ideas and issues that were mentioned to me when the comfortable and durable casino seating in were in their infancy, and with the help of Leonard Einhorn and Bob Yabroff in our factory, we found solutions. I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. I’m lucky!” said Gary Platt.
“It is our privilege to recognize Gary Platt as a lifetime achievement recipient. Las Vegas is a city that practically invented the perfect entertainment experience, and Gary’s innovative ideas are integral to that evolution. We can’t imagine a more deserving nominee for this special honor,” said Ken Miller, editor of Las Vegas Magazine.
It all started with a simple sketch that Platt drew on a yellow pad for a game supply manager – a 12-inch by 12-inch seat with straight legs, carefully designed to fit the narrow confines of the aisles of slot machines of the time. The results were instantaneous – gamers flocked to gaming with chairs and revenue grew.
Since then, Gary Platt Manufacturing has handcrafted over a million chairs for casinos around the world, increasing time spent on the device and providing unparalleled comfort for players around the world.
The impact has also increased. For example, a recent three-week direct study showed that devices equipped with Gary Platt chairs had a 3% increase in time spent on the device and an 11% increase in coins compared to devices equipped with chairs. from another manufacturer. .
“Gary’s vision continues to inspire all of us at Gary Platt Manufacturing. We keep asking “why”, pursuing ever higher levels of comfort, pushing ourselves to make the world’s most comfortable chairs for our customers and their guests. It’s an honor to continue his legacy,” said Gary Platt Manufacturing CEO Joe Esposito.