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Angel Group Co., Ltd. Yasushi Shigeta, President & CEO

Angel Group Co., Ltd. Yasushi Shigeta, President & CEO

The Angel Group is a global company focused on manufacturing, making high-quality cards such as casino playing cards and trading card games.

We have improved our quality and yield levels, through our development of paper stock and printing technology, as well as through the development of digital technology and software technology.

Thankfully, we have received praise from customers in Asia, Australia, North America and Europe.

In recent years, we have successfully developed, and deployed an artificial intelligence (AI) powered recognition system, incorporating deep learning technology.

Also, in 2019, we acquired GPI, the world’s No. 1 casino chip and dice company, to expand more globally, with a wider range of items.

We will strive to realize both solid and stable management , as well as innovative and exciting management, so that we can be a company that continues to be needed in the industry

BUSINESS

  • Consumer Business

    We provide various products such as playing cards, Hyakunin Isshu (Poetry cards), Hanafuda (Flower cards), etc. for the general consumer market.
    Our high quality products have been well received.

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  • Gaming Business

    We provide playing cards, casino currency, state-of-the-art gaming equipment and table operation systems. We have a global client base of casino customers around the world.

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  • OEM Business

    We conduct OEM production of trading card games from major brand owners. We maximize the utilization of our knowledge and technology cultivated over many years in the card business

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GLOBAL MAP

GROUP HISTORY

1949

Founded Kato Kiyoshi Shoten in Bijoen, Tennoji-ku, Osaka, Japan

1956

Kato Kiyoshi Shoten was re-established as Kato Kiyoshi Shoten Co., Ltd.

1963

Angel Trump Co., Ltd. established in Yokaichi City (now Higashiomi City), Shiga Japan

1966

Started production of trading card games

1999

First casino supply license obtained in New South Wales, Australia

Developed and sold the world’s first pre-shuffled cards

2004

Established a dedicated casino playing card factory in Eigenji-cho, Kanzaki-gun (now Higashiomi City), Shiga Japan

2006

Established a company in Macau (ANGEL MACAU LTD.)

2007

Established a company in Las Vegas (ANGEL PLAYING CARDS U.S.A. INC.)

2008

Angel Shoji Co., Ltd. moved to Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto and changed its trade name to Angel Playing Card Co., Ltd.

2015

Established Kansai Gakken Factory and Research and Development Center in Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto Japan

Established a company in Singapore (ANGEL SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.)

Established a company in Australia (ANGEL AUSTRALASIA PTY.LTD.)

Established a company in the Philippines (ANGEL TECHNOLOGY PHILIPPINES INC.)

2016

Established A.I. Systems Research Institute.

2018

Established Singapore Plant in Jurong Innovation District, Singapore

2019

Acquired Gaming Partners International (GPI), the largest gaming currency company in the world

AWARDS & PRIZES

1969

Ministry of International Trade and Industry: Certified as an Export Contribution Company

1970

Ministry of International Trade and Industry: Certified as an export contribution company (2nd consecutive year)

1971

Ministry of International Trade and Industry: Certified as an export contribution company (3rd consecutive year)

2006

Minoru Shigeta, the founder of our playing card business, is awarded the Medal with Yellow Ribbon in Japan

2010

INSIDE ASIAN Gaming:Pre-shuffled cards wins Supplier Award

2011

INSIDE ASIAN Gaming:Pre-shuffled cards wins Supplier Award (2nd consecutive year)

2012

INSIDE ASIAN Gaming:
Pre-shuffled cards wins Supplier Award (3rd consecutive year)
ANGEL EYE wins Supplier Award

2014

INSIDE ASIAN Gaming:
Best Table Gaming Utility Product Award
Best Table Gaming Essential Award

2016

Omihachiman Tax Office, National Tax Agency : Angel Playing Card Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is recognized and awarded as an excellent declaration corporation

2017

Asia Gaming Awards:Best Industry Supplier Award

2018

G2E Asia Awards:Best Industry Innovation Award