The Making Of A 'Champ!'
In the beginning was a void in the bingo industry ...
Then inspiration struck.
There was movement.
Then there was light.
Someone had a bright idea, and Video King was formed.
The newly created company developed and placed its first, fixed-based electronic gaming systems with the Manitoba Lottery Corporation in 1993.
Dan Free, Video King’s Chief Technology Officer, moved over to Video King from the Manitoba Lottery Corp. in 1996. It was at that time that Video King (then a division of Stuart Entertainment Inc.) acquired Power Bingo Inc. from David Facciani.
The Power Bingo devices were one of the first handheld electronic bingo devices to be deployed throughout North America.
The Lil' Champ, our canine, cartoon mascot, was born in 1998 and was the first color handheld bingo device to be introduced to the playing public. The competitors were forced to play catch up.
The rest as they say is history ....
Video King, a growing company, is now one of the world’s largest providers of the electronic gaming devices, game designs and electronic gaming systems.
Today, Video King engineers both its own software and its own hardware. Video King also partners with other manufacturers in the electronic gaming industry to develop product it feels necessary for the benefit of our customers.
Dan Free is still Chief Technology Officer, guiding our ever-changing technology into the 21st Century.
But in February of 2005, Video King began its own enterprise, and spun off (separated) totally from Stuart Entertainment/B.K. Entertainment.
It is independent and privately owned. Here is to the future with a wave to our proud history.