SCOOP! Doug Skor leaving Chicago Gaming Company for Stern

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SCOOP! Doug Skor leaving Chicago Gaming Company for Stern


By unigroove

9 months ago



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    #51 9 months ago
    Quoted from chad:

    Strange , as I was thinking this as well.

    I think a lot of people are....

    #52 9 months ago
    Quoted from SuperPinball:

    It's an interesting theory and I suppose anything is theoretically possible. For now I will group it in with the existence of Bigfoot, the Loch ness monster, the Virgin Mary appearing on a half eaten toast and now Stern buying CGC.

    Anyone remember when Bendix attempted to take over Martin-Marietta? That backfired as the smaller company Martin-Marietta launched a hostile takeover of Bendix. They were winning the battle until a white knight was found in Allied Chemical. Maybe Jersey Jack will take over Churchill and Stern. That would be more like the existence of the Loch Ness Monster (Or, Ogopogo for those of you in BC near Lake Okanagan).

    Look back at the history of Lenc-Smith (which mostly survives under the Churchill & Chicago Gaming names) The surviving partner, Woody Smith, became a member of the BoD of Bally Manufacturing Corporation (totally by coincidence I'm sure) a few months before Bally acquired Lenc-Smith. Woody remained in charge as president of Lenc-Smith but was more like a General Manager until his retirement.

    Filler/Trivia: After Woody retired, his son Bob became the GM of the renamed Bally L-S division. Unfortunately, he got a building CONtractor who did business with Bally to remodel his home as well as his mother's but CONveniently billed the work to Bally as work done at a Bally owned building. That's a felony by the way.

    One other bit of trivia, The corporate entity Lenc-Smith Inc. is still a Bally and now Scientific Games corporate holding. Based in Las Vegas, it no longer is associated with the location in Cicero.

    #53 9 months ago
    Quoted from SuperPinball:

    Stern appears to not be in a better financial position compared to CGC as evidenced by them needed investors with bailout money.

    That was nearly a decade ago. None of us know how stern is doing currently but they sure make and ship a bunch of games. I assume they are doing just fine.

    #54 9 months ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    That was nearly a decade ago. None of us know how stern is doing currently but they sure make and ship a bunch of games. I assume they are doing just fine.

    You don’t double the size of your factory, move everything and hire a bunch of new staff if things aren’t going well.

    #55 9 months ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Anyone remember when Bendix attempted to take over Martin-Marietta? That backfired as the smaller company Martin-Marietta launched a hostile takeover of Bendix. They were winning the battle until a white knight was found in Allied Chemical. Maybe Jersey Jack will take over Churchill and Stern. That would be more like the existence of the Loch Ness Monster (Or, Ogopogo for those of you in BC near Lake Okanagan).
    Look back at the history of Lenc-Smith (which mostly survives under the Churchill & Chicago Gaming names) The surviving partner, Woody Smith, became a member of the BoD of Bally Manufacturing Corporation (totally by coincidence I'm sure) a few months before Bally acquired Lenc-Smith. Woody remained in charge as president of Lenc-Smith but was more like a General Manager until his retirement.
    Filler/Trivia: After Woody retired, his son Bob became the GM of the renamed Bally L-S division. Unfortunately, he got a building CONtractor who did business with Bally to remodel his home as well as his mother's but CONveniently billed the work to Bally as work done at a Bally owned building. That's a felony by the way.
    One other bit of trivia, The corporate entity Lenc-Smith Inc. is still a Bally and now Scientific Games corporate holding. Based in Las Vegas, it no longer is associated with the location in Cicero.

    Remember the tour of Lenc Smith?? That was fun. Video game and pinball cabinets made and screened, as well as playfields.

    #56 9 months ago

    Never went during Expo. Went in '80 or '81 when a friend at Bally arranged a tour of the new Bensenville plant for me.

    #57 9 months ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Never went during Expo. Went in '80 or '81 when a friend at Bally arranged a tour of the new Bensenville plant for me.

    Nice, and in the hayday!!!

    #58 9 months ago

    Good luck to Doug, CGC and Stern.

    #59 9 months ago

    In the past few years, Stern has hired Doug Skor, Zach Sharpe, Keith Elwin, Mike Vinikour, Brian Eddy, Erik Gilly, Tim Sexton, Rick Naegele, Brett Rubin, and more. I am sorry for those I can't remember, but I would think Stern Pinball is doing okay these days and also have a new manufacturing facility.

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