Reno, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- A Tennessee-based gaming technology company, with offices in Reno, said they're hiring for more positions at a grand opening on Thursday.
Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. or VGT held their grand opening at their offices in Reno Thursday morning.
VGT, Inc. develops gaming software and slot machines for casinos across the nation, with much of their focus at Indian casinos in Oklahoma.
CEO Jon Yarbrough said the company has already brought 40 jobs to Reno over the past year and they're hoping to add about 30 more.
"The gaming industry is really competitive and most of the innovations are coming out of Nevada," he said. "The world class talent here, this is where the gaming companies come and we needed the very best."
EDAWN CEO Mike Kazmierski said lots of tech companies are making the move to Northern Nevada, which helps the economy.
He said it's a combination of the depth of talent in Reno and the surrounding area as well as the opportunities here.
"We'll never be the next Silicon Valley but we can be a partner with Silicon Valley and the people are finding this is a great place to grow a business," he said.