Tony Payne brings over 30 years of leadership and design experience for the creation of some of the most innovative products within the gaming industry. Prior to becoming President of Aspect Gaming, Tony served as Aspect Gaming’s Executive Vice President of Product Development, where he led the direction and design of gaming products, building customer relations between the U.S. and Asia.
Prior to Aspect Gaming, Tony served as VP, Product Development at Diamond Game, Inc., where he helped the company enter into new and emerging Class II, charitable and lottery markets, developing over 35 titles during his tenure.
In 1995, Tony joined the gaming industry maverick Silicon Gaming, and has been at the forefront of groundbreaking slot game design and technology since then. While at Silicon Gaming, Tony served as the Senior Producer and later assumed responsibilities as Executive Producer, leading the game’s studio group. Along with his management role, he produced and consulted on the design and development for nearly 20 games as well as the invention of a patented multiple pay-line gaming method.
Prior to Silicon Gaming, Tony served as the Producer at video game start-up Rocket Science Games, known for its paradigm shift, melding Hollywood and the Silicon Valley. Integrating live-action motion picture quality, as well as computer graphics and management methodologies with game technology, Tony created games with unsurpassed production value.
Tony earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television.