Steven W Arntzen
President & CEO
“There are no secrets to SUCCESS. It is the result of PREPARATION, HARD WORK, and LEARNING from FAILURE!”
-- colin powell
.....My parents taught me to have a strong work ethic very early in life.
My parents taught me to have a strong work ethic very early in life. In high school I worked at one of the few corporate owned McDonald’s in the country and I learned a great deal about the values and importance of training and consistency. My career began after I graduated with High Honors from the University of Montana in 1977. I immediately accepted a job as manager of a local pizza restaurant. Within three years, I was named the president of that same restaurant chain.
My interests changed to gaming in 1985, when Montana first legalized limited video gaming machines in bars. Soon afterwards, I opened a retail gaming establishment, then sold it within two years to start a video gaming machine route operation in 1989. In the past 32 years that operation has grown into what it is today, with 8,500 VGM’s operating in nearly 1,000 establishments throughout Montana and Nevada. In 2008 a new division of the company was started. It was named Grand Vision Gaming and it manufactured video gaming machines for sale. Today nearly 10,000 GVG devices are operating in Montana, South Dakota, Louisiana, and West Virginia as a result. There have been plenty of failures along the way, but hard work and learning how not to make the same mistake twice, have paved theway for success