CELEBRATING 20 YEARS IN SOUTH AFRICA
years, TCSJOHNHUXLEY has held a major presence in the South African
gaming industry. Having been instrumental in assisting with the introduction of
supplier gaming regulations, and having delivered innovative products and
services to the market, it's no wonder why TCSJOHNHUXLEY products have
been installed at every South African casino opening since the early 1970s.
Prior to 2003, TCSJOHNHUXLEY was two
separate companies TCS, who supplied state-of-the-art electronic products and
John Huxley, who supplied traditional gaming products. Both companies imported
from the UK and held a presence in the South African market.
1994, when the National Gaming Authority (NGA) legalised the supply of gaming
equipment on a permanent basis, John Huxley was the first supplier to obtain
their permanent licence; the reference on their licence is '001'. In
anticipation of the growth of gambling, John Huxley invested in their first South African office.
In 1998, John Whiskin joined the company the current
Managing Director of TCSJOHNHUXLEY Africa and decided to manufacture locally in Midrand instead of continuing to import. At the
same time, he also decided to combine the Sandton head office and warehouse
facility, centralising the business.
As the industry grew, casinos started
obtaining permanent licenses to operate in Africa, which soon generated demand
for new and innovative products. John took this challenge in stride and quickly
built lasting relationships, which today have lead him to be a part of every turnkey project within all the major casino operators.
In 2003, TCS and John Huxley strengthened
their brands in a strategic merge to become TCSJOHNHUXLEY an
organisation capable of providing clients with everything needed to open a
casino, and more. This merge lead John Whiskin to relocate the business again,
however this time into a purpose-built office in Midrand, which is home to TCSJOHNHUXLEY
Over the years, TCSJOHNHUXLEY Africa
has formed several relationships that have helped to shape the gaming industry.
In the early 2000's they teamed up with Fournier Playing Cards and now hold
100% of the card market in South Africa. Likewise, in 2005, they gained
exclusive African distribution rights for Matsui Chips, which today remain the
first choice in gaming chips.
With many successful partnerships and client
relationships behind them, TCSJOHNHUXLEY quickly became the preferred
supplier of gaming equipment on the African continent. As gaming took hold and
its popularity expanded, so too did the opportunities for operators.
started opening throughout Africa and TCSJOHNHUXLEY had the honour of
supplying the equipment. It was then that John and his team began providing
product and service support, as well as building strong relationships with,
Kairo International and Millionaires groups. Today, TCSJOHNHUXLEY products
and services cover over 20 of their casinos throughout the African continent.
Over the years, TCSJOHNHUXLEY has
transformed the nature of traditional gaming by introducing the idea of
completely electronic table games. With the assistance of the renowned Lydia
Ludic Group, TCSJOHNHUXLEY has taken West Africa by storm with products
such as the MultiPLAY Auto HD Roulette system and the innovative DigiDeal table,
which satisfy the need for live electronic gaming. This was a first, not only
for TCSJOHNHUXLEY, but for the African continent as well.
Today, 20 years later, TCSJOHNHUXLEY
Africa remains the first name in gaming on the continent; John Whiskin and his
team continue to set a benchmark that is hard to beat. With this anniversary, TCSJOHNHUXLEY
look forward to continuing to evolve both themselves and the greater gaming
industry, extending a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has helped make the last
two decades spectacular.