CARLSBAD — Blaming a gaming industry slowdown, Las Vegas-based Gaming and Technology Inc. said Monday it would lay off 45 production line workers and close its 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Carlsbad.
Manufacturing operations in Carlsbad will be transferred to a smaller Las Vegas manufacturing facility, according to treasurer Joseph Wilcox, who said 30 employees already have been terminated. The remaining production and administrative employees will be laid off at a later date.
Wilcox blamed the layoffs on "amusement sales that (are) dead." He said, "We can produce the amusement machines in our 10,000-square-foot Las Vegas facility, where we now produce gaming machines."
However, Gaming and Technology will move its 15-person research and development department to a new Carlsbad office after its factory building is sold.