Route operators are companies that are licensed to operate limited payout machines and they are part of gaming industry anywhere in the world. In South Africa route operators are actively involve in the country gaming industry, operating more than 6000 limited payout machines -LPMs- and contributing millions of Rand to the economy of the provinces from which they operate. Five companies are licensed to carry out this form of gaming business in South Africa and they are:
Vukani Gaming Corporation (PTY) Ltd. (VGaming)
The company parades itself as a leader in supply of limited payout machines in South Africa. They operate both brand of VSlots and Luck@It limited payout machines. They are the largest route operator and have presense in all the nine provinces of South Africa.
Grand Parade Investment (GPI)
Base in Western Cape, South Africa, they are known to be black owned and controlled gaming company. Some of the limited payout machine outlets they run are Grandslots, Kingdomslots, Gaming Grand Slots and Hot Slots.
The company entered the limited payout machine gaming business back in 2008 when they were able to secure a route operator licence from Gauteng Gaming Board (GGB). They roll out their first machine in 2009 and they have since able to win route operator licence in North West, Free State and Limpopo.
Crazy Slots (PTY) Ltd
The company is one of the route operators licensed by Gauteng Gaming Board. Crazy Slots was founded in 2007 and was granted licence to operate limited payout machine in 2008. Crazy Slots was once known as Zico Gaming. They have premises in Pretoria, Centurion, Ninapack, Benoni, Boksburg and Vanderbijlpark