The AGEM Index, a monthly measure of the fortunes of the 13 major gaming suppliers globally, hit an all-time high of 1012.89 points in August.
This was a 9.5 per cent gain from July. It revealed that all of the AGEM (Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers) members had reported increases in share prices and compared with the figure for the previous year the index was up 109.9 per cent.
The main reason for the sharp rise in August was the 9.7 per cent increase in the stock price of Aristocrat, rising from $41.64 to $45.67. Added to this was a rise in the Konami stock and also in Scientific Games.