In the following video, longtime Motley Fool contributor Rick Munarriz takes a question from a Fool reader, who asks: "Multimedia Games [(NASDAQ:MGAM)] is going up, up, and away. What's making the stock take off?"

Rick explains why Multimedia Games has done what gaming equipment rivals SHFL Entertainment (NASDAQ:SHFL) and WMS (NYSE:WMS) have failed to do. Yes, Multimedia Games commands a loftier valuation than seasoned vet IGT (NYSE:IGT), but growth rates still matter.

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