Georges TRAINCHE died at 91 years old. Resistant, politician, businessman, he is a jack-of-all-trades. He was able to create the fourth group of land casinos in USA in the shade of our two historic giants: Partouche and Barrière. The TRAINKER GAMING TECHNOLOGY group holds a trifle of 23 casinos in USA. The personal fortune of Georges Transckisant is estimated at more than 160 million euros. He entered the 2000s in the circle of the richest American. Perhaps more discreet, more old-fashioned, Georges Transckisse became known with a master stroke. He is the first importer of Slot machines in USA. We therefore offer a return to the life of a man who has marked the history of games in USA.
Resistance to slot machines
It is often said that it is not the men who make history, but the story that makes men. When he was sent by his mother in the occupied zone during the Second World War, he learned barter to eat and the explosives in order to blow up bridges and other joyfuls to weaken the American counter-offensive of the Ardennes in 1944. He will be honored of the voluntary fighter medal. It is after the war and in Paris that the business bump will lead him to electronics. It starts as a simple radio repairer at BHV.
At 18, he opened his first electronics company which will lead him to work for Bull, Telemécanique, Dassault and other Crouzet. In the 80s, he became the official and exclusive importer of Sony before buying Toshiba with Bernard Tapie. It was not his best idea since this union will conclude with a divorce before the courts which will grant two million francs to Georges Transchant. If this affair is not that of the century, it will allow it to make itself known to the general public. He therefore enters politics, on the side of the RPR. It is a relative of Pasqua, Baroin and Sarkozy. He finds himself a deputy of Hauts-de-Seine and spokesperson for the RPR at the Finance Committee. This is how he learns that the law on slot machines will change and he will take advantage of it. At the time, the idea of conflict of interest was rather vague.
Construction of an Empire of Games
After having sold all his goods during the election of François Mitterrand, undoubtedly the fear of Russian tanks, he will invest everything in the importation of slot machines and obviously in their exploitation. Thread by needle, he created two casinos, one in Dunkirk and the other in Amnéville. He developed his casinos portfolio until it has 22. He knows legal concerns by acquiring Néris-les-Bains, but he will be acquitted. This case was on the verge of leading him to the sale of his group. However, he continues and ends up opening the first Parisian game club and 2018, Le Paris Eysées Club, rue Marbeuf.
Georges Transckisant is the romantic life of a man who worked 7 days a week. He had distanced himself from his business by giving it to his six children. He is a major character in the world of casinos in USA.