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Gaming Hall of Fame- Paul Endy

Discussion in 'History of Poker Chips' started by palmimports, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. palmimports

    palmimports Well-Known Member

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    Paul Endy (1928-1999) founded one of the gaming industry's most important casino products companies.
    Endy follow his father into the card and dice business. After working for T.R. King & Co., a California gaming supplies distributor and dice manufacturer for several years, Endy moved to Las Vegas and bought a bankrupt dice company in 1963.
    Endy renamed the company Paul-Son and began tailoring cards and dice to meet the needs of the growing Nevada casino industry. As the gaming industry expanded geographically throughout the United States in the 1980s and 1990s, Paul-Son opened new offices to keep pace.
    Paul-Son also went beyond just cards and dice, manufacturing casino furniture and other products as well. In addition, Endy explored new technologies, including high-tech security features and improved graphics applications.
    In 1994, Paul-Son went public. In late 1998, Paul Endy stepped down as the company's CEO after 35 years at the helm. Two years later, Paul-Son was acquired by Bourgogne et Grasset, a French gaming manufacturer, which later renamed itself Gaming Products International.
    Paul Endy's career spanned some of the most dynamic decades in the history of the gaming industry, and his company helped to fuel the casino boom of the 1990s. He passed away in 1999, and was remembered, along with his wife Aniela, for contributing to a variety of civic and educations philanthropic endeavors.
     
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  2. meatboy

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    Thanks for the story!! I thought Bourgogne et Grasset was acquired by Paulson. Everyday more to learn :)
     
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    ovo World Series Chump
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    very interesting. I thought paulson was an older company
     
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    "The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that it's difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln

    LOL
     
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