Pace-O-Matic develops, produces, and licenses legally compliant games in every state where we operate. Since POM was founded in 2000, we have built a talented leadership team and a company culture defined by integrity, innovation, and compliance.


For almost 50 years, Michael Pace has been a leader in the coin-operated amusement and gaming industry. Known as the “father of the countertop video game”, he is the trusted name behind some of the industry’s best selling games. It’s impossible to tell his full story on this page, so here are a few highlights:

  • Pace co-founded Digital Controls to manufacture and market coin-operated video games.
  • In 1980, Little Casino bar-top game debuted as the first counter-top ever invented, becoming a top-seller.
  • In 1984, Cowboy Casino launched with laser tech. It was the first truly interactive videodisc-based, coin-operated game.
  • In 1986, Pace left Digital Controls to establish US Games.
  • In 1989, Pace developed Turbo 340, a powerful bitmap graphics controller board, which became the world's most broadly used platform for game creation.
  • In 1990, Pace invented the world's first electronic pull tab, called Pot of Gold. This put Pace and US Games at the technological forefront of a new market.
  • In 1994, Pot-O-Gold was the first game terminal installed in Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.
  • In 1996, Pace sold US Games.
  • In 2000, Pace founded Pace-O-Matic.
Meet Our Executive Team


Pace-O-Matic’s mission is to build the best earning games that are legal and defendable.

Our values are innovation, compliance, and integrity. These qualities make us a true leader in the industry, with a history of demonstrated service and customer loyalty.


Innovation is in our DNA. Our games not only meet compliance standards but also draw players to venues, which helps grow businesses and create jobs.



POM games are designed to be skill-based, not chance-based, by a dedicated compliance team. We take pride in creating the best-earning, legally compliant systems based on state specific laws — on the planet!


Our team always approaches work with honesty and respect. POM is dedicated to making the coin-op gaming industry more transparent and responsible.



Pace-O-Matic is a responsible corporate citizen in every state in which we do business. We believe it is part of our mission to support the health and welfare of our neighbors in the towns where our games are found.
With this in mind, we have created charitable foundations in some of our largest markets. In Virginia, we established The Queen Gives in September 2018, and we have since donated more than $1.1 million to the community. Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving has donated more than $600,000 to local Pennsylvanian communities since it was established in October 2018.
We are proud to support local families and organizations in our communities.


Pace-O-Matic is an industry leader with a track record of supporting organizations and associations that set standards of integrity and innovation in video amusements. We are proud to be affiliated with the following organizations.