2021 Second Quarter Net Sales of $9.3 Million

Record FST Recurring Revenue of $2.1 Million, up 214% on a Year-Over-Year Basis

FST Paid Terminals Up 127% from June 30, 2020

HAMDEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 2021-- TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT) (“TransAct” or the “Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, today reported preliminary operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.

“We are pleased to see a broad based recovery across TransAct’s markets in the second quarter of 2021 due largely to domestic re-openings. As America’s food service operators face mounting challenges from ingredient inflation, labor shortage, and continuing safety concerns, our BOHA! platform has picked up considerable steam. We posted Food Service Technology (“FST”) revenue of $3.1 million for the second quarter of 2021, which represented a 155% increase year-over-year. Our substantial growth within FST comes as a direct result of our rapidly expanding hardware base which also helped fuel our record FST recurring revenue of $2.1 million. To that point, we added over 900 paid terminals during the quarter, bringing the total to 7,942 in service and providing TransAct with a growing base of customers,” said Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and CEO of TransAct Technologies. “We are also thrilled to see our Casino and Gaming market benefit from domestic re-opening tailwinds with sales up 155% year-over-year and 21% sequentially over the first quarter of 2021. I am incredibly proud of our team’s execution, and our results demonstrate that our industry leading BOHA! ecosystem and casino products remain well positioned to capitalize on the re-opening of the global economy. I believe that TransAct will continue to execute at a high level on its initiatives and that the challenges of safely re-opening only increase the value proposition of TransAct’s solutions in a post-COVID economy.”

Second Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights

Net Sales: Net sales for the second quarter of 2021 were $9.3 million, up 76% compared to $5.3 million for the second quarter of 2020.


FST Recurring Revenue: FST recurring revenue for the second quarter of 2021 was $2.1 million, up 214% compared to $0.7 million for the second quarter of 2020.


Gross Profit: Gross profit for the second quarter of 2021 was $3.3 million, resulting in gross margin of 35.7%, compared to gross profit of $2.3 million for the second quarter of 2020, which resulted in a 43.3% gross margin.


Operating loss: Operating loss for the second quarter of 2021 was $(2.8) million, compared to operating loss of $(2.7) million for the second quarter of 2020.
Net loss: Net loss for the second quarter of 2021 was $(2.1) million, or $(0.24) net loss per share, based on 9.0 million weighted average common shares outstanding. Net loss for the comparable 2020 period was $(1.9) million, or $(0.25) net loss per share, based on 7.5 million weighted average common shares outstanding.


EBITDA: EBITDA loss was $(2.5) million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to an EBITDA loss of $(2.5) million for the second quarter of 2020.


Adjusted EBITDA loss: Adjusted EBITDA loss was $(2.1) million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to adjusted EBITDA loss of $(2.3) million for the second quarter of 2020.


Paid Terminals: Paid terminals in the market were 7,942 on June 30, 2021, compared to 3,501 on June 30, 2020, an increase of 127%.


Non-GAAP Financial Measures

TransAct is providing certain non-GAAP financial measures because the Company believes that these measures are helpful to investors and others in assessing the ongoing nature of what the Company’s management views as TransAct’s core operations. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA provide the Company with an understanding of one aspect of earnings before the impact of investing and financing charges and income taxes. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide relevant and useful information to an investor evaluating the Company’s operating performance because these measures are: (i) widely used by investors to measure a company’s operating performance without regard to non-recurring items excluded from the calculation of such measure; (ii) used as financial measurements by lenders and other parties to evaluate creditworthiness; and (iii) used by the Company’s management for various purposes including strategic planning and forecasting and assessing financial performance. The presentation of this non-GAAP information is not considered superior to or a substitute for, and should be read in conjunction with, the financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

EBITDA is defined as net loss before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. A reconciliation of EBITDA to net loss, the most comparable GAAP financial measure, can be found attached to this release.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net loss before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization and is adjusted for share-based compensation. The Company adjusts EBITDA for share-based compensation because the Company considers share-based compensation to be a non-cash expense similar to depreciation and amortization. A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net loss, the most comparable GAAP financial measure, can be found attached to this release.

Complete release along with spreadsheet details is at https://transacttech.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/transact-technologies-reports-preliminary-second-quarter-2021.

About TransAct Technologies Incorporated

TransAct Technologies Incorporated is a global leader in developing software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets including food service, casino and gaming, POS automation, and oil and gas. The Company’s solutions are designed from the ground up based on customer requirements and are sold under the BOHA! ™, AccuDate™, EPICENTRAL®, Epic®, Ithaca® and Printrex® brands. TransAct has sold over 3.5 million printers, terminals and other hardware devices around the world and is committed to providing world-class service, spare parts and accessories to support its installed product base. Through the TransAct Services Group, the Company also provides customers with a complete range of supplies and consumable items both online at http://www.transactsupplies.com and through its direct sales team. TransAct is headquartered in Hamden, CT. For more information, please visit http://www.transact-tech.com or call (203) 859-6800.

TransAct®, BOHA!™, AccuDate™, Epic, EPICENTRAL™, Ithaca® and Printrex® are trademarks of TransAct Technologies Incorporated. ©2021 TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. All rights reserved.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Preliminary Financial Information

The Company has prepared the preliminary financial information set forth below on a materially consistent basis with its historical financial information and in good faith based upon its internal reporting as of and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021. This financial information is preliminary and is thus inherently uncertain and subject to change as the Company finalizes its financial results and related review for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021. During the course of the preparation of the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related notes as of and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, the Company may identify items that could cause its final reported results to be materially different from the preliminary financial information set forth above. As a result, there can be no assurance that the Company’s final results for this period will not differ from the preliminary financial information.

This preliminary financial information should not be viewed as a substitute for full financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, this preliminary financial information is not necessarily indicative of the results to be achieved for any future period.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release include forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", or "continue", or the negative thereof, or other similar words. All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, related vaccination rates and the emergence of virus variants on our business, operations, financial condition, results of operations and capital resources, including as a result of supply chain disruptions, shutdowns and/or operational restrictions imposed on our customers, an inability of our customers to make payments on time or at all, diversion of management attention, necessary modifications to our business practices and operations, cost cutting measures we have made and may continue to make, a possible future reduction in the value of goodwill or other intangible assets, inadequate manufacturing capacity or a shortfall or excess of inventory as a result of difficulty in predicting manufacturing requirements due to volatile economic conditions, price increases or decreased availability of component parts or raw materials, exchange rate fluctuations, volatility of and decreases in trading prices of our common stock and the availability of needed financing on acceptable terms or at all; our ability to successfully develop new products that garner customer acceptance and generate sales, both domestically and internationally, in the face of substantial competition; our reliance on an unrelated third party to develop, maintain and host certain web-based food service application software and develop and maintain selected components of our downloadable software applications pursuant to a non-exclusive license agreement, and the risk that interruptions in our relationship with that third party could materially impair our ability to provide services to our food service technology customers on a timely basis or at all and could require substantial expenditures to find or develop alternative software products; our ability to successfully transition our business into the food service technology market; our ability to fully remediate a previously disclosed material weakness over internal control over financial reporting; risks associated with potential future acquisitions; general economic conditions; our dependence on contract manufacturers for the assembly of a large portion of our products in Asia; our dependence on significant suppliers; our ability to recruit and retain quality employees as the Company grows; our dependence on third parties for sales outside the United States; our dependence on technology licenses from third parties; marketplace acceptance of new products; risks associated with foreign operations; the availability of third-party components at reasonable prices; price wars or other significant pricing pressures affecting the Company's products in the United States or abroad; increased product costs or reduced customer demand for our products due to changes in U.S. policy that may result in trade wars or tariffs; our ability to protect intellectual property; the effect of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union; and other risk factors detailed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release, and the Company assumes no duty to update them to reflect new, changing or unanticipated events or circumstances, except as required by applicable law.

LONDON, Aug. 3, 2021-- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021. 

- Revenue up 74% to over $1.0 billion, fueled by strong increases in all businesses, including 35% Global Lottery same-store sales growth

- Delivered operating income of $244 million, highlighting impressive Global Lottery operating leverage and excellent progress on structural cost savings


- Net income of $365 million comprised of $39 million loss from continuing operations and income from discontinued operations of $404 million, including gain on sale of assets


- Adjusted EBITDA increases 170% to $442 million, among the highest in Company history


- Generated $500 million in cash from continuing operations and a record-level $380 million of free cash flow during the first half of the year


- $1.0 billion net debt reduction in first half; net debt leverage improved from 6.4x to 4.3x, reaching target six months early


- Raising 2021 outlook; now expect to exceed 2019 levels for key financial metrics this year



IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 11,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

"Impressive second quarter results highlight the vitality of our portfolio," said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT. "Outstanding Lottery performance, the progressive recovery in land-based Gaming, and strong increase in Digital & Betting activities drove substantial revenue and profit growth, delivering Adjusted EBITDA that is among the highest recorded in a quarterly period. On the strength of the first half performance, we are raising our outlook for the year and now expect to exceed 2019 levels for key financial metrics this year."

"Record free cash flow from continuing operations and proceeds from recent asset sales fueled significant debt reduction in the first half," said Max Chiara, CFO of IGT. "Our leverage profile improved substantially, reaching pre-pandemic levels well ahead of expectations, and improving our credit profile and overall financial condition."

Key Highlights:

Global Lottery delivers second-highest revenue and profit levels in segment history, driven by strong player demand


Achieved approximately two-thirds of $200M+ 2021 OPtiMa savings targets year-to-date


Global Gaming returns to profitability as progressive recovery continues; Digital & Betting revenue increases 41% in the quarter

Growing adoption of IGT's best-in-class cashless solutions, most recently with Agua Caliente Casinos and Washington's Lottery


Completed sale of Italy B2C gaming businesses; net proceeds used to partially fund full redemption, by make-whole call, of 4.750% Senior Secured Euro Notes due February 2023


Announced 25th anniversary of Wheel of Fortune® Slots; deployed Wheel of Fortune®-themed Historical Horse Racing games at Churchill Downs in Kentucky
Signed seven-year systems contract with Maryland Lottery connecting 11,500 Video Lottery Terminals and Electronic Table Games across six casinos
Expanded availability of PeakSlant49™ cabinet, with high-performing core video content, under purchase model


Recently won "Casino Supplier of the Year" award in 2021 Global Gaming Awards London

 

Financial highlights:

Consolidated revenue of $1.0 billion, up 74% from the prior year

Global Lottery revenue rises 58% to $725 million, driven by 35% growth in same-store sales


Global Gaming revenue totals $316 million, up 126% from the prior year and 19% sequentially on continued recovery trends

 


Operating income of $244 million compared to operating loss of $72 million in the prior year

High profit flow-through of Global Lottery same-store sales growth


Mix of high-margin Italy lottery sales


Disciplined cost management and benefits from OPtiMa structural cost-savings program

 


Net interest expense of $91 million compared to $96 million in the prior year, driven by lower average debt balances and interest rates

Provision for income taxes of $32 million compared to a benefit from income taxes of $3 million in the prior year, on significant increase in operating profitability

Net loss of $39 million versus net loss of $268 million in the prior-year period, primarily driven by significant increase in revenue

Adjusted EBITDA of $442 million compared to $164 million in the prior-year period; Global Lottery delivers near record segment-level Adjusted EBITDA

Net debt of $6.3 billion, down over $1.0 billion from $7.3 billion at December 31, 2020; Net debt leverage of 4.3x, down from 6.4x at December 31, 2020, driven by strong financial results, cash flow generation, and proceeds from sale of Italy gaming businesses


Cash and Liquidity Update

Total liquidity of $1.9 billion as of June 30, 2021; $639 million in unrestricted cash and $1.3 billion in additional borrowing capacity


$748 million in net cash proceeds from sale of Italy gaming businesses used to fund redemption of 4.750% Euro bonds due 2023


Executed amendment and extension of Term Loan Facility in July, increasing liquidity, extending debt maturities, and lowering interest costs

 

Outlook

Second half 2021 revenue and operating income from continuing operations of $2.0 billion and $300 million, respectfully, meaningfully higher than prior year


Global Lottery returns to more normal growth rates applied to higher levels of consumption; third quarter-to-date same-store sales up double digits versus 2019


Global Gaming progressive recovery continues


Second half 2021 compared to first half 2021


Revenue, operating income, and cash from operations lower on normalization of lottery growth trends


Capital expenditures of approximately $175 million, sequentially accelerating to support growth; full year capital expenditures below 2019 levels


Depreciation and amortization stable


Does not factor in any additional impact from COVID-19 restrictions.


The complete report with spreadsheet is at https://www.igt.com/Explore%20IGT/News/News%20Room%20Details?Index=2021080379a7

Novomatic's Interactive division Greentube has entered the Ukrainian market through its partnership with Nebula Games brand First Casino.

Players in Ukraine will now have access to Greentube titles, including its Diamond Link and Mighty Elephant games, in Ukraine through the partnership.

“The online gaming market in Ukraine is one rich with potential and we are delighted to have further expanded our presence into the country with this partnership,” said Opher Ben Zvi, key account manager for Ukraine at Greentube.

“Having established itself in the newly regulated market with its strong brand and emphasis on responsible gaming, First Casino represents a perfect ally as we introduce Ukraine’s players to our portfolio of content which has proven popular with customers all over the world.”

Gambling was first legalised in Ukraine in August 2020, after a bill was passed to regulate land-based and online casinos as well as sports betting.

The first gambling license issued after the legalisation was to Cosmolot operator Spaceiks in February 2021.

This was followed by Parimatch receiving the first sports betting licence the following month.

However, taxes in the market are still yet to be finalised, though the country’s legislature adopted a tax bill at the first reading last month.

The bill sets a 10% tax rate for all forms of gambling, while gambling winnings of more than eight months’ minimum wage (currently UAH48,000) will be taxed as income.

“Greentube’s content has a deserved reputation for providing a popular blend of land-based appeal with fresh, exciting titles developed specially for the online market”, said Maistrenko Andrii, chief financial officer at First Casino.

“This is an exciting time both for First Casino and the burgeoning online gaming market in Ukraine as a whole and this deal will help further establish our reputation as a brand synonymous with a quality playing experience.”

NEWS RELEASE - August 2, 2021

Fantini's Cavalcade of Innovation Features New Product Demo From Zitro

Bashiba Link


Presented on the curved portrait cabinet Illusion, Bashiba Link fascinates players all over the world. Its extraordinary graphics immerse players into a fascinating world full of fun features and an extra-charged Link Bonus for plenty of rewards.

View the video at:
https://www.fantiniresearch.com/zitro-cavalcade-of-innovation.html

The Cavalcade of Innovation is sponsored by Ainsworth.

Companies also showcasing products on the Cavalcade include Aristocrat, Aruze, Eclipse Gaming, GAN, GameCo, Konami and others.

The Cavalcade of Innovation is a year-round series that features select innovative new products with quick video demos, all in one spot. All videos can be found at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/cavalcade-of-innovation.html.

Companies interested in displaying new products in the Cavalcade of Innovation
should contact VP of Fantini’s Gaming Show Dee Wild-Shyver at DWild@FantiniResearch.com or at +1 302 730 3793.

In addition to the Cavalcade of Innovation, Fantini’s Gaming Show site exhibits companies and products along with announcements of other corporate developments and news with 24/7/365 availability, at https://www.FantinisGamingShow.com. To become an exhibitor contact Dee Wild-Shyver using the above contact information.

HAMDEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 2021-- TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, announced today its scheduled virtual participation in an upcoming D.A. Davidson conference:

  • D.A. Davidson Bison Select Conference - Bart Shuldman, Chairman & CEO, and Steve DeMartino, President & CFO, are scheduled to participate with a virtual presentation followed by meetings throughout the day. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 9:30 AM ET and will be accessible live via webcast as well as from the Events and Presentations section of TransAct’s website: transacttech.gcs-web.com/.
HAARLEM, The Netherlands (3 August 2021) - Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has significantly expanded its EMEA team in response to ever-increasing customer demand around the globe.
 
GLI EMEA has added nearly 70 new test engineers, mathematicians, computer support specialists, data entry operators, and document specialists to their teams in the Netherlands, South Africa, Italy, Spain, the UK, and Austria to support the EMEA and global gaming industry.

As an example, just last month, GLI announced it had been appointed by the Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board of Uganda to support them in developing new technical standards for the gaming industry in the country. The appointment is one of several new projects the EMEA team are working on.
 
Managing Director for GLI EMEA Martin Britton commented, “The impact of Covid-19 on the economy and on employment has been significant across the globe with millions of people losing their jobs. We are really pleased that we have been able to provide employment opportunities to these talented people and at the same time ensure we have the team in place ready to support our customers when they need us.
 
“The growth in the EMEA team has been driven by global uptake in online gaming and sports betting. The nature of our business means that we can test in any office location for almost any jurisdiction. That means we can hire the best talent in EMEA, and they can work on global GLI projects anywhere the demand is. It’s about having the right people with the right skills to support our customers and meet their demands no matter where in the world they are based.”
 
GLI EMEA is seeking 21 additional engineers to join the team as part of GLI’s global expansion. For information, visit GLI’s careers page https://gaminglabs.com/careers.

2 August 2021 – Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) is pleased to announce the highly anticipated launch of Super Hot Fruits Megaways™, a classic fruit-themed, five-reel slot game, available online and on mobile.

With 117,649 ways to win, Super Hot Fruits Megaways brings Inspired’s unique Hot Spins mechanic to the Megaways player in an evolved Megaways adaptation of Inspired’s top-performing, original Hot Spins game, Super Hot Fruits™. With more than one billion lifetime plays globally, Super Hot Fruits has become one of Inspired’s most played games of all time.

Super Hot Fruits Megaways is the first adjacent pays Megaways game to hit the iGaming market. Akin to a cluster pays game, the adjacent pays functionality allows players to achieve a win across all adjacent reels, whether from left-to-right or right-to-left, heightening the player’s anticipation and thrill of a big win.

Resembling the original game’s format, Super Hot Fruits Megaways has been configured with five reels that offer the much-loved Hot Spins feature after every reel win of four times the stake or greater. Players will have the chance to replay their winnings across four sets of scorching reels at a return to player rate (RTP) of 100%. If a stack of Wilds fills a reel, Hot Spins will replicate this onto subsequent reel sets for a visually impactful player experience.

Featuring classic, player-favourite fruit machine symbols, Super Hot Fruits Megaways with its sharp, vibrant graphics, offers players a fun, thrilling and engaging iGaming experience packed with lucrative cash pay-outs.

Joe Philips, Vice President of Games at Inspired, said: “We’re thrilled to be launching Super Hot Fruits Megaways. Undoubtedly one of Inspired best-known brands, it will be this year’s hottest fruit-themed Megaways slot title. We have taken the classic, player-favourite Super Hot Fruits and made it Mega! Traditional Megaways players may not have been exposed to our Hot Spins mechanic so we are hoping to extend its appeal to the Megaways community.”

Aside from its four sets of scorching reels in the game’s Hot Spins feature, Super Hot Fruits Megaways is a medium-volatility game with an RTP of 94.03%, aimed at the casual online casino player.

Head over to Inspired’s website to sample Super Hot Fruits Megaways here: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games/super-hot-fruit-megaways/

For all Inspired’s other online and mobile games, head here: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Konami Gaming, Inc.’s DIMENSION 49™ video slot cabinet has ranked the industry’s number one Top Indexing Cabinet – Portrait for three consecutive months, according to Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC and Fantini Research(1). DIMENSION 49 is a core cabinet with a 49-inch flat portrait display in 4K Ultra-high definition (UHD) and 27-inch video topper. Part of the DIMENSION series, it features the same standard base design as Konami’s award-winning DIMENSION 49J™ premium cabinet. DIMENSION 49’s popular debut game series Fortune Mint™ has appeared in the EILERS-FANTINI Central Game Performance Database as well, including as the industry’s fifth highest indexing game in the core (low denom, video reel) category(2).

“From the latest top-performing linked series to proven standalone games, DIMENSION 49 is equipped with a highly competitive and exciting content library”

Like all slot machines in Konami’s DIMENSION series, DIMENSION 49 has a sheen silver finish, generous slant top, dual spin buttons, USB charging port, and wireless charging pad. Its towering portrait display showcases a large mix of original new series, including Fortune Mint, Guardians, Triple Sparkle, Myth of the Pyramids™, Boosted Great Stacks, Jackpot Orbs, and much more. Custom end caps, pod fillers, infills, and animated LED overhead signs are also available to accommodate a broad variety of floor configurations.

“From the latest top-performing linked series to proven standalone games, DIMENSION 49 is equipped with a highly competitive and exciting content library,” said Jingoli. “Based on all the success seen to date, we aim to expand DIMENSION 49 and Fortune Mint to as many locations as possible.”

Those interested in learning more are encouraged to contact their Konami representative for the latest information.

For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.

1 EILERS-FANTINI Central Game Performance Database – Data Through June ‘21.
2 EILERS-FANTINI Central Game Performance Database – Data Through June ‘21.

PRESS RELEASE  -  July 28, 2021

Emerging Insights

Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders

 BRAGG CEO TALKS GLOBAL EXPANSION

Bragg Gaming CEO Richard Carter discusses his company’s global ambitions including expansion in the US that includes a listing on Nasdaq and acquisition of two Nevada companies, WildStreak and SpinGames. Carter also discusses Bragg transforming into a developer and owner of its own content.

Carter’s interview: https://youtu.be/h93fRxKLpS0

 

Emerging Insights is sponsored by Everi Holdings.

Previous videos in the Emerging Insights series feature these CEOs:

John Levy – Score Media and Gaming, Michael Daly - Catena Media, John Acres - Acres Technology, Greg Carlin - Rush Street Interactive, Andrew Burke - Bluberi, Tim Minard - Eclipse, Todd Cravens - Galaxy Gaming, David Field – Entercom, Matt Davey - Tekkorp, Earle Hall - Axes Network, Randy Sampson - Canterbury Park, Charlo Barbosa – GoodGamer and Mark Locke – Genius Sports

All of these videos can be viewed at

https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/emerging-insights.html

Questions about the series can be addressed to Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com  or at +1 302 730 3793.

LAS VEGAS, July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), today announced a partnership with Marker Trax, an innovative, digital, and cashless alternative to issuing casino markers.

Aristocrat's award-winning Oasis 360™ system provides flexible solutions that extend Marker Trax digital funding capabilities to provide operators and customers a seamless and cashless slot marker experience.

"We are excited to partner with Marker Trax and work together to push boundaries to deliver innovative, contactless and cashless solutions," said Cath Burns, executive vice president of customer experience solutions for Aristocrat. "Our commitment to both guest and operator experience is at the heart of everything Aristocrat does, and great partnerships of this kind are the driving force to move our industry technologies forward."

Customers can apply for a Marker Trax account and can be approved quickly, with the option of online or mobile app enrollment. Aristocrat's Oasis 360 interface provides a consistent and simple mobile guest experience; approved funds are immediately available at the machine. Enrollment in Marker Trax is free and requires the customer be a member of the operator's loyalty program or to sign up.

"It's been an exciting first-half of the year for Marker Trax and this partnership with Aristocrat will allow for our continued growth throughout the industry," said Charlie Skinner, Marker Trax COO.

The partnership between the Aristocrat and Marker Trax solution provides full access to customers' account information on the mobile app and through the Marker Trax website. Customers can conduct a variety of user-friendly transactions to manage their Marker Trax account with efficiency and ease.

"Marker Trax takes the burden of issuing casino credit from the operator and is safe and convenient for the customer," said Gary Ellis, founder and CEO of Marker Trax. "There's a lot of good things about cashless for operators and players, our partners at Aristocrat understand this."

Operators will be provided with a robust dashboard that provides functionality to screen information such as player activity, reports, data analysis and other functionality to harness the optimal performance of Marker Trax. Combined with the tracking and reporting functionality of Aristocrat's Oasis 360 system, operators will have all the necessary information to engage and retain customers and leverage the benefits of the partnership.

About Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a global games leader with more than 6,000 employees. The company is licensed in over 300 gaming jurisdictions, operates in more than 90 countries, and offers a unique blend products and services. The company's mission is to bring joy to life through the power of play. Its values are rooted in creativity and technology, and the company has a rich history of innovation that has shaped the gaming industry over many decades. For more information about Oasis 360 system or any of Aristocrat's industry-leading solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocratgaming.com. Join Aristocrat on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Marker Trax
Marker Trax is a cashless, digital alternative to a casino marker. The product is the first of its kind to offer regulatory-compliant casino marker technology that takes the risk out of issuing advances. Developed and patented by the company's founder, Gary Ellis, in 2018, Marker Trax makes for a more efficient gaming experience for players. The application process allows players to be scored and given access to their markers in minutes. Marker Trax integrates into casino operating systems, allowing for easy start-up and player tracking. More information about Marker Trax can be found on the company's website at www.markertrax.com.
The addition of Treasure Island marks GAN’s first partner located on the iconic Las Vegas Strip

Irvine, California | July 28, 2021: GAN Limited (the “Company” or “GAN”) (NASDAQ: GAN), a leading full-service internet gaming software-as-a-service provider to the real money internet gaming, online sports betting, and simulated gaming industries, today announced that it has entered into a binding term sheet with Treasure Island Hotel & Casino (“Treasure Island”) to develop a customized simulated gaming solution designed for Treasure Island’s patrons and available across desktop and mobile applications, integrated with Treasure Island’s retail casino rewards program. The customized simulated gaming solution will be powered by GAN’s core GameSTACK™ enterprise software system that today offers more than five hundred high-quality online simulated games, many of them recognizable by patrons from retail gaming floors. Treasure Island represents GAN’s eighteenth B2B client of simulated gaming, and fifth new B2B client win year-to-date. First launched online in 2014, GAN’s simulated gaming solution now serves patrons of 101 retail casino properties coast-to-coast in the U.S.

For B2B retail casino operator clients, simulated gaming generates additional high-margin revenue from retail casino clients’ existing patron databases, enables the retail casino property to engage with their retail patrons, through an authentic internet and mobile social gaming experience, even in states where legislation allowing licensed real money iGaming is yet to arrive. The unique software provides meaningful marketing, brand building, and revenue opportunities for both operators and GAN, and has proved to increase visitation to the retail casino clients’ property. Strategically, simulated gaming also offers U.S. retail casino operators the ability to build an online database before the commencement of intra-state regulated real money Internet gaming.

Treasure Island features over 2,800 newly renovated hotel rooms and over 85,000 square feet of live casino gaming conveniently located on the iconic Las Vegas Strip. GAN was selected to develop a custom solution to bring a more robust experience to Treasure Island’s players. GAN will be launching a state-of-the-art, integrated simulated gaming platform on behalf of Treasure Island across both desktop and mobile applications, and supplying both marketing and front-line customer service for users. As part of the arrangement, GAN will also be launching the Company’s latest technology, which offers a new application framework and desktop template including loyalty linking the property’s robust retail player database. The mobile application will be compatible with both Apple and Android devices.

Marcus Yoder, Senior Vice President of Sales of GAN, commented:

“Our Simulated Gaming technology and software continues to demonstrate its industry-leading position, and our premier list of partners is growing as a result. We are very excited to partner with Treasure Island – a premier asset located on the Las Vegas Strip. Players and guests have been patronizing the iconic property for nearly 30 years, and we are thrilled to offer those players and guests new ways to engage and play with Treasure Island. We are proud to be selected as their trusted partner to improve their player experience. We look forward to developing a customized solution for Treasure Island and the continued growth of our Simulated Gaming offering.”

Pascal Tang, Director of Slot Marketing of Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, commented:

“With the world of gaming always evolving, players around the globe are constantly searching for new and exciting ways to stay engaged with their favorite games, brands, and casinos. With that in mind, it was clear to us that the digital space will become more and more important in the future. Therefore, we are excited to partner with GAN, a proven B2B operator with a customizable and tailored technology solution, in order to continue to drive player loyalty, brand awareness, and new revenue opportunities.”
LONDON – July 28, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that Wheel of Fortune Slots and Powerbucks® slots continued making millionaires in June by awarding two huge jackpots.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots on IGT games:

On June 3, an online Powerbucks slots player won CA$1,110,065 playing Wheel of Fortune Cash Link™ Exotic Far East in Ontario, Canada.

On June 28, a Wheel of Fortune Slots player won $1,544,325 playing Wheel of Fortune Gold Spin™ Triple Red Hot 7s™ at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas.

IGT Powerbucks slots have paid 30 jackpots of $1 million or more since its Canadian debut in 2016. Wheel of Fortune slots have minted over 1,100 millionaires and awarded over $3.3 billion in jackpots since its launch in 1996.

For more information, visit IGT.com/promotions/wofslots25 or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGTJackpots. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/igtjackpots and on Instagram at instagram.com/igtgamingna/. Watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.
Mississippi River casinos lead with the latest systems technology from SYNKROS

Las Vegas, NV — July 27, 2021

Casino Queen Holding, Inc. and Konami Gaming, Inc. will soon introduce SYNKROS® to power casino systems technology at DraftKings at Casino Queen in St. Louis and Casino Queen Marquette in Marquette, Iowa. Both casino destinations will launch Konami’s latest award-winning systems innovations, including SYNK31™—the all-in-one Title 31 / Anti-Money Laundering (AML) solution starting in early fall.

With personalized casino rewards, random floor-wide jackpot events, digital drawings, and system-delivered slot tournaments, guests will soon enjoy an array of exciting loyalty experiences and the full convenience of cashless wagering when gaming at their favorite Casino Queen location with SYNKROS.

“Convenience and technology are core components in our mission to deliver an unmatched gaming and entertainment experience in the region,” said Terry Downey, President and CEO of Casino Queen Holding, Inc. “SYNKROS provides the robust, core infrastructure to power that mission for the next generation of gaming.”

Casino Queen has selected a suite of technology with the potential to deploy secure, cashless gaming across any of the 1,450+ slot games and 28 table games at the company’s two casinos, which are located along the banks of the Mississippi River. Powered by SYNKROS’ Money Klip™, this cashless wagering technology allows quests to fund their account at the cage, the slot machine, or by a prepaid account, for safe and seamless wagering through their Royalty Rewards card. Additionally, all loyalty activity helps open a mix of exciting rewards, offers, bonus events, and tournament opportunities, personalized according to entertainment preference and spend.

“In alignment with our East St. Louis expansion, including our state-of-the-art sportsbook, fresh dining options, and diverse gaming floor; we’re excited to add the industry’s top systems technology across our Casino Queen locations,” said Downey.

“Casino Queen is expanding the reach and potential of its portfolio in exciting ways to create a differentiated experience,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Konami is thrilled to partner with Casino Queen at this time and support its locations with the very latest SYNKROS systems releases available.”

Those interested in learning more about SYNKROS’ award-winning product suite are encouraged to visit www.konamigaming.com.
LONDON, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced that it has entered into an Amendment and Extension Agreement with respect to its term loan facility (the "Amendment and Extension Agreement").

"We are pleased to announce a successful refinancing of our term loan facility agreement," said Max Chiara, CFO of IGT. "This transaction is another step of a plan to enhance our credit profile, generate additional liquidity and extend debt maturities. It will extend the weighted average maturity of our debt instruments to approximately five years. Based on the current balances and interest rates of the Company's debt, we expect this transaction and the debt transactions closed earlier this year to result in approximately $65 million in lower annualized interest expense going forward. We also added an environmental, social and governance (ESG) margin adjustment, highlighting IGT's commitment to sustainability."

The Amendment and Extension Agreement, among other things: (i) increases the amount of the aggregate term loan facilities from €860,000,000 to €1,000,000,000, (ii) extends the maturity date of the term loan facilities to January 25, 2027, (iii) reduces the applicable interest rate by 35 basis points based on current debt ratings, (iv) provides for a maximum decrease or increase of an additional 7.5 basis points in the margin based on ESG factors, (v) requires €200,000,000 in annual amortization payments in each of 2024, 2025 and 2026, with the remaining €400,000,000 balance due at maturity, and (vi) maintains and extends existing financial covenant thresholds.

The foregoing description of the Amendment and Extension Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment and Extension Agreement, which is attached as an exhibit to IGT's current report on Form 6-K furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 26, 2021.

Bank of America Europe Designated Activity Company and Mediobanca - Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A acted as IGT's Global Coordinators and Sustainability Coordinators while Mediobanca acted as Agent.

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivalled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 11,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.

LONDON – In celebration of its 25th anniversary of Wheel of Fortune® Slots, IGT presented National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens with special token of appreciation at the start of the Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention today. Knute Knudson, IGT Vice President of Global Business Development and Tribal Ambassador presented Chairman Stevens with a custom Wheel of Fortune kimono exclusively designed by Bob Mackie, signed by Wheel of Fortune Hostess and entertainment icon Vanna White.

“IGT commends Chairman Stevens for his passion, drive and leadership to ensure that tribal gaming positively impacts Indian Country,” said Knudson. “We share that same sentiment when it comes to providing engaging content to our tribal gaming partners, including IGT’s legendary Wheel of Fortune Slots. We appreciate all that Chairman Stevens has done for tribal gaming and are honored to present him with this one-of-a-kind autographed Wheel of Fortune kimono.”

LONDON, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), has extended its lottery gaming systems contract to deploy next-generation cashless lottery technology for Washington's Lottery, making Washington the seventh U.S. state to leverage IGT's cashless lottery solutions. This agreement extends IGT's current contract through June 30, 2029.

Washington's Lottery is among the U.S. leaders in self-service vending machine deployment, with lottery vending machines accounting for 45 percent of its entire retail landscape. IGT will implement hardware modifications and software development to outfit 2,000 lottery self-service vending machines with cashless functionality as part of the new agreement. The cashless functionality will allow Washington's Lottery players to purchase lottery products with debit cards on IGT's GameTouch™ 28, GameTouch™ 24 and GameTouch™ 20 self-service vending machines that are placed at lottery retailers throughout the state.

"Washington's Lottery has relied on IGT's trusted partnership and forward-thinking expertise for more than 25 years," said Marcus Glasper, Washington's Lottery Director."Within that time, IGT has helped us navigate the ever-evolving lottery landscape and provide us with innovative solutions to consistently engage new players. The addition of cashless functionality on self-service machines is another chapter in our development, and allows players to have a flexible, convenient and secure way to purchase their favorite lottery games."

"IGT has a deep understanding for the growth-driving products and solutions Washington's Lottery needs to help reach its business goals," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "Since our current contract began in 2016, we have worked closely with the Lottery to increase its annual lottery sales by 37 percent, culminating in $950 million in total sales for the most recent fiscal year. We'll continue to support the Lottery in maximizing its funds toward good causes, including the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account which funds educational programs around the state, while delivering entertaining and responsible experiences for its players."

IGT has served as the primary lottery technology supplier to Washington's Lottery since 1996. In addition to self-service lottery machines, IGT provides Washington's Lottery with its central system, retail terminals and equipment, instant tickets and field services.

As the lottery market leader, IGT central systems process more than 75 percent of U.S. lottery sales. For more information about IGT's lottery business, visit igt.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

FANTINI RESEARCH and SPECTRUM GAMING GROUP

PRESS RELEASE - July 21, 2021

Public Policy Insights

Interviews with Public Policy Leaders in Gaming


PUBLIC POLICY FOCUS: DIVERSITY IN SPORTS BETTING

Legislative efforts to ensure diversity and inclusion as the US sports betting industry continues to grow is discussed in the latest Public Policy Insights interview with Maryland State Delegate Darryl Barnes.

Barnes, who was instrumental in legislation focused on inclusion and diversity in Maryland’s sports betting industry, is a member of the House Racing and Gaming subcommittee and Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus.

See Barnes’ interview at https://youtu.be/4_rxl8W7u3w

Public Policy Insights is co-produced with Spectrum Gaming and sponsored
by Gaming Laboratories International.
The series of one-on-one interviews with public policy leaders is focused on legislative and regulatory issues facing the gaming industry.
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Previously released in the series are those with
Laura Briggs, director of public policy at Fantini Research;
Keith Pickard, NCLGS President and Nevada State Senator;
Keith Whyte, executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling;
Richard Kalm, Executive Director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board; and
Bill Miller, CEO of the American Gaming Association.

All Public Policy Insights? are at
https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/public-policy-insights.html.

Other Insights series:

Other video in the Insights series ¬– Emerging Insights and Investor Insights can be seen at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10547

Questions about any of the video series can be addressed to Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com or at +1 302 730 3793.

Aristocrat’s Casino Management Technology to Support Everi’s Cashless Commerce and Payment Solution


LAS VEGAS, July 21, 2021 – Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), today announced a partnership with Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) to integrate Oasis 360™ with Everi’s digital CashClub Wallet®. The integration of Aristocrat’s award-winning casino management system (CMS) with CashClub Wallet® further demonstrates Aristocrat’s leadership position in the land-based gaming technology supplier space.

Through this partnership, Aristocrat will offer Everi’s flexible, cost-effective, and secure cashless and contactless commerce and payment solution to operators that utilize Aristocrat’s wide array of customer experience solutions for mobile, electronic gaming devices, and table games. In addition, the integration of Aristocrat’s digital wallet services with CashClub Wallet provides guests another option to fund their play while providing a seamless gaming experience.

Oasis 360 offers an award-winning portfolio of casino management technology comprised of mobile, slot management, bonusing, digital, table management, loyalty solutions, kiosk, and a media management hub. Oasis 360 is built with an open architecture that allows for dynamic integration with third-party technologies such as CashClub Wallet. Furthermore, it provides a comprehensive solution including data capture from slot machines, tables and kiosks, key reports, jackpot processing, customer rewards, security breach assistance, pit operations, player credit, markers and check cashing.

“The integration between Oasis 360 and Everi’s CashClub Wallet shows our focus on delivering innovative guest and operator experiences for our customers with a continued pledge to world-class partnerships,” said Cath Burns, executive vice president of customer experience solutions for Aristocrat. “Our commitment to both guest and operator experiences are at the heart of everything we do and this partnership will be a driving force to move our industry technologies forward.”

Everi’s CashClub Wallet is a mobile digital wallet that enables casino operators to offer cashless and contactless funding of electronic game play across the casino floor. Everi empowers casino operators to successfully deliver on all aspects of the emerging mobile ecosystem, including funding at the gaming device, payments at point of sale, or funding online sports betting, iGaming or social gaming – a true cashless experience all while providing customers with multiple options to access funds while on the casino floor.

“We understand that complexity around the gaming customer is increasing every day and operators are looking for continued engagement by creating integrated solutions to deliver a seamless experience. This partnership represents an important opportunity to collaborate with Aristocrat and support their award-winning CMS solution with our industry-leading technology,” said Darren Simmons, executive vice president and FinTech business leader for Everi. “Integrating Oasis 360 with our CashClub Wallet solution fulfills our collective goal of creating a convenient, seamless mobile experience for casino guests and a cost-effective solution for operators.”

For more information about the Oasis 360™ system or any of Aristocrat’s industry-leading solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocratgaming.com.

© CashClub Wallet is a registered trademark of Everi Holdings Inc. and is used with permission.

About Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a global games leader with more than 6,000 employees. The company is licensed in over 300 gaming jurisdictions, operates in more than 90 countries, and offers a unique blend products and services. The company’s mission is to bring joy to life through the power of play. Its values are rooted in creativity and technology, and the company has a rich history of innovation that has shaped the gaming industry over many decades. For more information about Oasis 360 system or any of Aristocrat’s industry-leading solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocratgaming.com. Join Aristocrat on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Everi
Everi’s mission is to be the industry leader through the power of people, imagination and technology. Focused on player engagement and assisting our casino customers to operate more efficiently, the Company develops entertaining game content and gaming machines, gaming systems, and services for land-based and iGaming operators. The Company is also the preeminent provider of trusted financial technology solutions that power the casino floor while improving operational efficiencies and fulfilling regulatory compliance requirements, including products and services that facilitate convenient and secure cash and cashless financial transactions, self-service player loyalty tools and applications, and regulatory and intelligence software. For more information, please visit www.everi.com, which is updated regularly with financial and other information about the Company.

LONDON, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company is leading the transformation of the casino industry with an agreement to implement its Resort Wallet™ cashless solution and its proprietary IGTPay™ full-service funding solution at all three Agua Caliente Casinos in California: Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Rancho Mirage, Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs, and Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City.

This deployment of Resort Wallet in combination with the IGTPay solution will give patrons mobile access to funds from all available types of external sources. The available sources can include credit and debit cards, bank accounts, and eWallets. This can reduce contact with cash while increasing player loyalty through enhanced convenience.

"IGT's innovative Resort Wallet cashless solution with IGTPay technology, offered to patrons through Agua Caliente's Play Agua app, will help us deliver on our commitment to providing enhanced safety through reduced contact, and offering a more convenient gaming experience," said Bill Oliver, Chief Information Officer, Agua Caliente Casinos. "We're proud to be at the forefront of global gaming technological innovation with this new service, and are excited to leverage Resort Wallet and IGTPay to power the industry's most seamless loyalty program."

"Implementing IGT's Resort Wallet and IGTPay solutions will position Agua Caliente Casinos in the vanguard of advanced casino technology and player convenience," said Ryan Reddy, IGT Senior Vice President of Global Product Management for VLT, Systems and Payments. "By uniquely giving players seamless access to all major funding sources, Agua Caliente Casinos can enhance player engagement and loyalty and attract a more diverse player demographic, which can ultimately lead to increased revenues and profitability."

Agua Caliente Casinos is scheduled to implement the full suite of IGT's Resort Wallet modules in 2021. The suite includes both flexible variations of IGT's cashless offering: cardless and carded. The player's PIN-protected Cashless Wagering Account can fund both variations either digitally through external sources via IGTPay such as bank accounts, credit cards, debit cards, or eWallets, or through cash deposits at the casino cashier, kiosks and slot machines. Funds in the Cashless Wagering Account are securely maintained for the next play session or property visit, and players can also transfer funds between slot machines onsite, as well as between Agua Caliente's other properties, or withdraw funds into a bank account. As part of the planned IGTPay full-service funding deployment, Agua Caliente Casinos will benefit from IGT's experienced Payments team, which has been operating in digital gaming markets since 2013 and will support all aspects of payment-related services.

With the cardless variation of Resort Wallet with IGTPay, players will be able to use Agua Caliente's Play Agua mobile app to access their Cashless Wagering Account. Players tap their smartphone on a slot machine to card in, and transfer funds electronically to the game.

For patrons who prefer to use physical loyalty cards, the carded cashless variation of Resort Wallet enables them to use their Agua Caliente ACE Club card to access their Cashless Wagering Account. With it, players insert their card into a slot machine and transfer the funds into the game.

IGT's end-to-end cashless solution unlocks an unparalleled player experience. Following the launch of cashless slot play, Agua Caliente Casinos plans to extend its Resort Wallet-enabled cashless capabilities to table gaming and retail services throughout the enterprise.

The IGT ADVANTAGE® system enables responsible gaming information to be displayed through the Service Window and NexGen® display on the slot machine, as well as through notifications on the Resort Wallet-enabled cashless wagering mobile app.

For more information, visit igt.com/cashless, or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt

In a world where dragons rule the reels, the epic slot story of Game of Thrones™ towers to larger-than-life heights in the heroic, new Game of Thrones King’s Landing™ from Aristocrat Gaming™.

Aristocrat’s Game of Thrones franchise is among the industry’s most legendary, and this latest installment stands taller, ready to crown players with new thrills in an all-new game with an easy-to-understand jackpot structure and intuitive game play.

Game of Thrones King’s Landing is available exclusively on Aristocrat’s industry-leading Neptune Double™ cabinet, and players will cheer as dragons soar up and down the stacked, curved 49-inch monitors in 4K visual splendor. State-of-the-art sound and a custom-designed, adjustable sound throne combine to create a game experience unlike any other.

Game of Thrones King’s Landing is medium volatility with average feature frequency. Denominations range from 1c to 10c.

Bonus features include Drogon High Fire Reels, a randomly triggered base game feature with wilds, credit prizes, and growing reels. The Free Games feature includes credit prize collection with growing reels, plus Wild Spin may randomly trigger growing reels between 7 and 14 positions high.

The new Red Keep Bonus gives players Hold & Spin with random dragon enhancements and jackpot opportunity, and Red Keep Jackpots offer four jackpot levels, with a SSP grand jackpot that starts at $10,000.

Contact your Aristocrat representative today and bring the crowning achievement of Game of Thrones King’s Landing to your kingdom.
Aristocrat’s Casino Management Technology to Support Everi’s Cashless Commerce and Payment Solution
 
LAS VEGAS (July 21, 2021) – Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), today announced a partnership with Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) to integrate Oasis 360™ with Everi’s digital CashClub Wallet®. The integration of Aristocrat’s award-winning casino management system (CMS) with CashClub Wallet® further demonstrates Aristocrat’s leadership position in the land-based gaming technology supplier space.
 
Through this partnership, Aristocrat will offer Everi’s flexible, cost-effective, and secure cashless and contactless commerce and payment solution to operators that utilize Aristocrat’s wide array of customer experience solutions for mobile, electronic gaming devices, and table games. In addition, the integration of Aristocrat’s digital wallet services with CashClub Wallet provides guests another option to fund their play while providing a seamless gaming experience.
 
Oasis 360 offers an award-winning portfolio of casino management technology comprised of mobile, slot management, bonusing, digital, table management, loyalty solutions, kiosk, and a media management hub. Oasis 360 is built with an open architecture that allows for dynamic integration with third-party technologies such as CashClub Wallet. Furthermore, it provides a comprehensive solution including data capture from slot machines, tables and kiosks, key reports, jackpot processing, customer rewards, security breach assistance, pit operations, player credit, markers and check cashing.
 
“The integration between Oasis 360 and Everi’s CashClub Wallet shows our focus on delivering innovative guest and operator experiences for our customers with a continued pledge to world-class partnerships,” said Cath Burns, executive vice president of customer experience solutions for Aristocrat. “Our commitment to both guest and operator experiences are at the heart of everything we do and this partnership will be a driving force to move our industry technologies forward.”
 
Everi’s CashClub Wallet is a mobile digital wallet that enables casino operators to offer cashless and contactless funding of electronic game play across the casino floor. Everi empowers casino operators to successfully deliver on all aspects of the emerging mobile ecosystem, including funding at the gaming device, payments at point of sale, or funding online sports betting, iGaming or social gaming – a true cashless experience all while providing customers with multiple options to access funds while on the casino floor.
 
“We understand that complexity around the gaming customer is increasing every day and operators are looking for continued engagement by creating integrated solutions to deliver a seamless experience. This partnership represents an important opportunity to collaborate with Aristocrat and support their award-winning CMS solution with our industry-leading technology,” said Darren Simmons, executive vice president and FinTech business leader for Everi. “Integrating Oasis 360 with our CashClub Wallet solution fulfills our collective goal of creating a convenient, seamless mobile experience for casino guests and a cost-effective solution for operators.”
 
For more information about the Oasis 360™ system or any of Aristocrat's industry-leading solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocratgaming.com.
 
© CashClub Wallet is a registered trademark of Everi Holdings Inc. and is used with permission.
Casino operators now have option to integrate Marker Trax into IGT ADVANTAGE casino management system's Resort Wallet module

LONDON, July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) announced today that it is fueling its leadership in cashless gaming technologies via a strategic partnership with Marker Trax, makers of an advanced digital casino marker system. This partnership will give IGT ADVANTAGE® casino management systems users the option to integrate Marker Trax technology into any variation of an IGT Resort Wallet deployment.

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 11,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

"The customer experience is the most important thing in this business and IGT shares that philosophy. Working together, we are able to streamline and enhance the customer's experience as they move across the casino floor," said Gary Ellis, Marker Trax Founder and CEO.

"Working with IGT to expand the market penetration of Marker Trax is an honor. This agreement with IGT reaffirms our company's commitment to offering the convenience and safety of Marker Trax to an expanded customer base," said Charlie Skinner, Marker Trax COO.

"In giving our customers the option to add Marker Trax's specialized technology into their IGT Resort Wallet-powered casino apps, IGT is delivering an even more versatile cashless payments ecosystem," said Ryan Reddy, IGT Senior Vice PresidentGlobal Product Management for VLT, Systems and Payments. "With the demand for cashless gaming solutions at an all-time high, technology integrations like what we've agreed to with Marker Trax will help our customers offer multiple cashless technologies in an intuitive, convenient and safe manner."

When IGT ADVANTAGE, Resort Wallet and Marker Trax are concurrently deployed, patrons have the option to create safe and secure casino markers on their personal mobile device and to fund an IGT-enabled Cashless Wagering Account. Players can apply for a Marker Trax account either online or via a mobile app; qualified players are approved in less than five minutes. This collaboration enables both IGT and Marker Trax to maximize the opportunities of the fast-growing cashless segment while enhancing player convenience, record keeping, security, casino liquidity and more.

For more information on IGT's cashless gaming technologies visit igt.com/cashless. Follow IGT on Facebook at facebook.com/IGT or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt. For more information on Marker Trax visit markertrax.com.

House Advantage, a leading loyalty and gaming operations technology provider, today announced a joint integration between its HALo Loyalty platform and the Bally’s Corporation sports betting platform, Bally Bet. The first-time integration creates a unified process for enrolling and extending loyalty program benefits to Bally Bet mobile bettors and is live in the Colorado and Iowa markets.

The integration automates Bally Rewards and Bally Bet program enrollment, betting activity, rewards earning, and redemption for players using Bally Bet for mobile sports betting. House Advantage engineered and deployed a scalable system that synchronizes member accounts from mobile registration to Bally’s land-based casinos, and vice versa, as well as providing real-time rewards for all sports betting activity on the Bally Bet platform.

House Advantage credits the existing relationship between the two companies for its ability to develop the integration quickly and effectively.     

“The combined business and technology competencies of the Bally’s team made for surefooted integrations between our platforms, enabling us to develop a sophisticated solution to connecting the mobile and casino elements into one cohesive program,” said Jon Wolfe, Chief Executive Officer at House Advantage. “The HALo Loyalty platform was engineered to embrace integration, which allows our teams to work together and launch groundbreaking advancements that innovate the player experience.”

With the rapid legalization and expansion of mobile betting across the U.S., it was vital to unify the Bally Rewards program loyalty benefits with the digital gaming experience and expand Bally’s ability to engage and reward the growing audience segment. House Advantage is an industry leader in custom integration solutions that enhance the customer experience and generate new marketing opportunities. The HALo platform is currently installed in the Bally’s Black Hawk casinos in Colorado, and Iowa, where Bally operates mobile-exclusive betting statewide. The integration allows bettors in each market to earn rewards and redeem at any Bally’s property nationwide.  

“When you have a forward-thinking company consistently making major moves, developing long-term solutions that will transform the industry requires a partner who is dedicated to shaping the future of experiences and operations,” said Wolfe. “House Advantage and Bally’s alignment of vision and history of successful deployments will allow us to continue ushering in the omnichannel future of gaming together.”

LAS VEGAS (July 20, 2021) – Attendees at NIGA 2021 will find the industry’s most innovative, most exciting, and most rewarding games and technology in Aristocrat Gaming’s™ booth #1323. Aristocrat will show an incredible range of cabinets, games, and system solutions that help tribal operators of all sizes create fun gaming experiences for their guests.
For Class III operators, Aristocrat will show new games in their technologically advanced Neptune Double™, RELM™ 5-Reel, and MarsX™ Portrait cabinets.
 
On the Neptune Double, the epic slot story of Game of Thrones™ towers to larger-than-life heights in the heroic, new Game of Thrones King’s Landing™. Aristocrat’s Game of Thrones franchise is among the industry’s most legendary, and this latest installment stands taller, ready to crown players with new thrills in an all-new game with an easy-to-understand jackpot structure and intuitive game play.
 
Also on the Neptune Double is the all-new Wild Wild Buffalo™, which takes the legendary stampeding fun of Buffalo to new heights. Wild Wild Buffalo combines the iconic Buffalo brand with the symbol-driven simplicity of Wild Wild Cash-on-Reel pays, plus a Buffalo Grand™-style wheel that awards progressives, progressive multipliers, and free games.
 
Next is the new RELM™ 5-Reel cabinet, which brings a perfect blend of nostalgic flare and next generation game play, and Aristocrat will show three fun launch titles at the show.
 
First is Grand Bars™, which offers stepper players multi-level jackpot action with the chance to start the bonus with extra Jackpot Hit symbols, all with the classic stepper fun of 7s and fruit and a wealth of Pick'em Free Games.
 
The spirt of Aristocrat’s player-favorite Timber Wolf™ is alive in the all-new Howling 7s™. The game is loaded with progressives and wild free games and brings the fun and thrill of true Hold & Spin action to a 5-reel stepper experience.

Also exclusively on the RELM 5 is Buffalo Instant Hit!™, which combines the unmistakable fun of Buffalo with a new instant hit feature that awards either cash-on-reel credits or wheel bonus.

Aristocrat will also show the industry’s biggest game, Buffalo Link™. Buffalo Link is a smash hit with players and operators and combines the thrill and functionality of Aristocrat’s legendary Lighting Link™ and Dragon Link™ games with the theme and features of Buffalo. Buffalo Link is on Aristocrat’s all-new MarsX™ Portrait cabinet.
 
Aristocrat recently doubled down on its commitment to Class II operators, with the groundbreaking of its Tulsa Operations Center. At NIGA, Aristocrat will show several Class II games including The Hunt for Neptune’s Gold Diamond™, Silver Dollar Shootout™ and Choy’s Kingdom™.
 
Aristocrat’s Customer Experience Solutions (CXS) are designed to help tribal operators of all sizes – independent and multi-property – to maximize their guests’ entertainment experience, at home, in the casino, and online. Aristocrat will showcase its digital B2B Social solutions that help operators quickly brand and launch a mobile white-label social gaming and guest concierge solution. Aristocrat will also preview the next generation of its multiple award-winning Oasis 360™ casino management system. Oasis 12.12 delivers an exciting new architecture and strategy, providing a convergence of the brick-and-mortar casino experience with the online casino experience.
 
Join Aristocrat in NIGA booth #1323 and on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube.
LAS VEGAS – (July 20, 2021) Sightline Payments and Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), today announced a partnership to deliver cashless gaming solutions through Aristocrat Gaming’s Oasis 360™ casino management system.

The partnership extends Sightline’s Play+ integrated payment solution with Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 cashless wagering account to enable casino operators new capabilities including digital mobile payment and contactless wallet options for their guests.

Sightline and Aristocrat initially launched these new capabilities at several Boyd Gaming properties including Indiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Ohio with more planned through BoydPay, which enables guests to use their smartphones to seamlessly fund their gaming and pay for amenities throughout the properties.

Aristocrat and Sightline plan to work in tandem across North America to leverage these new opportunities for Sightline’s 70+ partners and the more than 400 North American casinos that utilize Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 casino management system. Additional property launches combining Sightline’s Play+ solution and Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 casino management system are in development.

“If casinos want to truly harness the transformative power of cashless gaming, they must integrate digital payments and loyalty rewards into their casino management system,” said Andrew Crowe, senior vice president, business development for Sightline Payments. “This partnership with Aristocrat will enable players across North America to seamlessly access cashless gaming on a scale that the industry has not seen before.”

“Cashless gaming is the future of our industry, and our intent was to partner with a company that can deliver an incredible experience to the guest,” said Cath Burns, executive vice president of customer experience solutions for Aristocrat. “The Sightline team fully understands the important role that the integration in the casino management system provides for the operator to improve the guest experience and we are excited to partner with Sightline to enable these innovations.”

Both Aristocrat and Sightline will be exhibiting at the 2021 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention beginning on Wednesday, July 21 in Las Vegas, NV. To learn more about these technologies and the partnership, please visit Aristocrat at Booth 1323 and Sightline Payments at Booth 1828.
LAS VEGAS and CLEVELAND, July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) ("Everi" or the "Company"), a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content and products, financial technology, and player loyalty solutions, today announced the launch of JACK Mobile Wallet, a cashless mobile wallet at JACK Entertainment properties powered by Everi's digital CashClub Wallet® technology. Everi and JACK Entertainment have developed a multi-phase implementation strategy for Everi's comprehensive digital wallet solution across JACK Thistledown and JACK Cleveland Casino that will continue to expand functionality of the mobile wallet technology at both properties as each phase obtains Ohio regulatory approval.

Everi's CashClub Wallet is a mobile digital wallet that enables casino operators to offer their guests the option of cashless and contactless funding of electronic game play across the casino floor. Everi empowers casino operators to successfully deliver on all aspects of the emerging mobile ecosystem, including funding at the gaming device, payments at point of sale, or funding for sports betting or social gaming – all while providing customers with multiple options to access funds while on the casino floor. The CashClub Wallet technology will be phased in to assist with velocity control for responsible gaming and will be integrated with JACK's loyalty application and back-end system.

"Powered by the industry-leading CashClub Wallet technology, JACK Mobile Wallet fulfills a collective goal of enabling JACK Entertainment's guests the choice of having a cashless, mobile experience," said Darren Simmons, Everi's Executive Vice President and FinTech Business Leader. "Our aim is to enhance the player experience, which we do by bringing customer-centric features to loyalty, payments, and cage and cash operations and by providing continuity to our clients' workflows."

Guests can become a member of ClubJACK for free by registering at any of JACK Entertainment's properties. As part of ClubJACK, guests receive exclusive offers including free play, gift giveaways, special programming, and food and beverage promotions.

"JACK Entertainment looks to lead the industry with unique and innovative amenities and using technology to create a better guest experience when they visit our properties," said Mark Dunkeson, Chief Executive Officer of JACK Entertainment. "The launch of the mobile solution at JACK Thistledown Racino eliminates the need to handle cash on the casino floor, creating a frictionless experience for the customer and providing patrons with new, flexible options to fund their gaming."
LAS VEGAS – July 20, 2021 — AGS today announced that it was named among the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation® and in Metro Atlanta for 2021 – the fifth consecutive year that AGS has won the coveted nationwide and Atlanta distinction.

AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, “After the challenging pandemic year that we all just went through, winning the Best and Brightest in the nation and Atlanta for the fifth straight year is even more meaningful. Despite the fact that nearly all of us were working remotely, we prioritized internal communication to help sustain our employee-focused culture and make it through the pandemic as an even stronger and more cohesive team, with a bright future ahead.”

Out of the 1,000 companies that submitted nominations for the spring 2021 Best and Brightest national award, only 113 were named to the prestigious Best and Brightest list, putting AGS in the top 11 percent of all companies nominated.

And for the Atlanta Metro area, where AGS has an R&D center and game development studios spread across Duluth and Midtown, AGS was among the top 11 percent of all Atlanta-based companies nominated, with 107 companies selected out of 1,000 nominations.

The competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increase productivity and financial performance. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention, and more.

Winners were selected following confidential, third-party employee surveys, and the awards process was audited, designed, and scored by an independent market research firm.

Best and Brightest Programs President and Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Kluge said, “The Best and Brightest is a powerful community of elite leaders who are employers of choice. Best and Brightest- winning companies have also been a voice for important actions in creating a sustainable culture that works, ensuring the wellbeing of their employees comes first.”

20 July 2021 – Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) is pleased to announce the launch of Hot Joker 4-Ways™, a classic joker-themed, time-on-device slot that features exhilarating gameplay over four sets of reels and is available on mobile and online.

With a configuration of four sets of 6×4 reels combined with 50-win lines per reel set, Hot Joker 4-Ways offer players a total of 200 win-lines. The game’s innovative mechanics deliver players a thrilling, engaging and visually impactful iGaming experience.

Three or more scatters on a reel set triggers the Hot Joker 4-Ways Free Spins bonus round, offering players four chances to win big cash pay-outs. Presented as gold stars, the scatters automatically reward players with the game’s Pick Me feature, with two options to select from: Free Spins or Super Free Spins. Free Spins is played on one set of reels while Super Free Spins is played on all four sets of reels. A full stack of Wilds will replicate over subsequent reel sets in the Super Free Spins round.

Claire Osborne, Vice President of Interactive at Inspired, said: “We’re turning up the heat with the launch of Hot Joker 4-Ways, a fast-paced and visually impactful slot title that looks amazing for mobile customers in both landscape and portrait play. Its sizzling hot joker-themed reels deliver an entertaining iGaming experience, while keeping players fully engaged with lucrative cash pay-outs. We’re thrilled to be adding Hot Joker 4-Ways to our growing portfolio of fun and popular online slot games.”

Hot Joker 4-Ways is a medium-volatility game with a return to player (RTP) rate of 95%, aimed at the casual online casino player.

Head over to Inspired’s website to sample Hot Joker 4-Ways here: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games/hot-joker-4-ways

For all Inspired’s other online and mobile games, head here: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games

LONDON, July 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it is expanding its sports betting footprint in Colorado through a multi-year agreement with Ute Mountain Casino Hotel ("Ute Mountain Casino"). Per the terms of the agreement, IGT will provide its market-leading PlaySports platform, self-service PlaySports Kiosks and turnkey services.

"Ute Mountain Casino has big plans for our sportsbooks scheduled to open end of August and we are confident that IGT's PlaySports technology and experienced trading team will help us bring a new level of entertainment to our valued Mountain Rewards players," said Rick Scheer, Ute Mountain Casino General Manager. "IGT has been a trusted partner of Ute Mountain Casino for many years and we are excited to expand our relationship and differentiate our casino with the introduction of sports betting and personalized betting offers."

"IGT is honored to help Ute Mountain Casino grow its PlaySports-powered sports betting enterprise from the ground up," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "Our experienced trading team will ensure Ute Mountain Casino maximizes the full potential of the PlaySports platform's integrated Player Account Management module and create compelling offers and promotions that will help build player loyalty and drive growth. IGT PlaySports has been processing sports wagers in Colorado since the first day of legalized sports betting in the State and we look forward to extending that momentum with Ute Mountain Casino."

IGT PlaySports is currently powering sports betting at more than 40 gaming outlets across the country. To learn more about IGT PlaySports visit igt.com/playsports.

LAS VEGASJuly 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Acres Manufacturing Company today announced that Everi Holdings' CashClub Wallet® has been integrated into its Foundation casino management system. The combined technology allows casinos to enable cashless gaming at any slot machine or table game and is deployable at casinos worldwide.

Foundation, released by Acres Manufacturing Company earlier this year, gives casinos tremendous new capabilities to operate efficiently and market profitably to its players. The system reports every measure of data from any slot machine in real-time, giving casinos direct ownership and control of the entire data library. In addition, Foundation can write commands to the credit meter on any slot machine, making it an optimal solution for cashless gaming.

The integration allows casino players to move money into Everi's CashClub Wallet®, which can then command Acres Manufacturing Company's Foundation to make appropriate changes to the credit meter on any slot machine.  Foundation can operate with no disruption to the existing casino management system, making the combined solution quickly deployable at any casino operating Class II or Class III slot machines. 

"We are proud to partner with Everi to allow its CashClub Wallet® direct access to any casino game connected to Foundation," said John Acres, CEO & Founder of Acres Manufacturing Company.  "Together with Everi, we are answering the industry's call to rapidly implement cashless gaming." 

Everi's CashClub Wallet® is a mobile digital wallet that enables casino operators to offer a cashless and contactless funding option for the casino floor. Everi empowers casino operators with a single wallet solution to successfully deliver on all aspects of the emerging mobile casino ecosystem, including funding at the gaming device, payments at point of sale, or funding online sports betting, iGaming or social gaming — a true cashless experience all while providing customers with multiple options to access funds while on the casino floor or on the go.

"Leveraging a player's mobile device for cashless gameplay and real-time loyalty data presents a great opportunity to extend engagement between casino operators and their patrons across the gaming environment," said Darren Simmons, executive vice president and FinTech business leader for Everi. "The integration of our CashClub Wallet solution with the Acres Foundation technology will help deliver a seamless mobile experience for casino guests and an integrated cost-effective solution for operators."