Joe Kaminkow is one of the most successful designers of slot machines in the world. Until recently, Joe was vice president of game design for IGT, the world's largest casino game manufacturer, and has introduced more than 1000 successful casino products that have collectively changed the face of modern gaming. He was named one of the top 10 most influential people in the history of slots, an accolade also held by the casino magnate Steve Wynn. As well as leading Spooky Cool, Joe is SR VP of game design at Aristocat.
Joe has designed more than 100 pinball machines, video games, and novelty games. Dozens of his designs became industry-chart-topping games and received countless "Game of the Show" and "Game of the Year" awards. Joe is a member of the Pinball Hall of Fame.
Joe is also a founder of Back Lot Tour Productions which recently recorded the pilot episode of "Generation Gap," a game show hosted by Arsenio Hall, and produced in partnership with Mark Burnett Productions.
IGT designated Joe with the honorary title of "Master Inventor" for his contributions to IGT's intellectual property portoflio. IGT also presented him with the prestigious "Inventor of the Year" award for Wheel of Fortune Super Spin.
Joe holds 130 patents throughout the fields of game design, operations, and networking.I Dream of Royalties