Following the debut of the mywallet app in other properties during the last two months, the company now intends to further incorporate cashless wagering in Toledo, Dayton and Youngstown by the end of October. The app, developed in conjunction with Everi Holdings and Acres Manufacturing, is reportedly the first in Ohio to allow guests to go cardless and cashless.

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ollywood Casino Columbus in Ohio is becoming the first gambling venue in the state to launch cashless gaming, as guests attending the Penn National Gaming-owned casino will no longer need to carry credit cards or cash in order to fund their operations.

Following the launch of this technology in other Penn National properties last month, the company now intends to incorporate cashless wagering at its Hollywood properties in Toledo, Dayton and Youngstown by the end of October, reports WBNS.

The company is utilizing the mywallet app and the mychoice rewards system, which gives access to “tier status, exclusive rewards, special offers and mycash balance” all in one place and instantly, according to the product’s description.

The technology promises users to go cashless and cardless and “get connected more easily than ever before,” directly into their favorite slots. Users may buy chips or cash out at a table game by employing the app.

Moreover, guests can move funds to and from their mywallet account to their bank account, and even set up mobile and email balance alerts. Penn National Gaming further promises that, for a limited time, “there are no transaction fees.”

The Real Time Rewards, the company’s new loyalty rewards program, allows eligible members to earn and redeem mycash, the loyalty currency of mychoice, “faster than ever before.”

Members can earn mycash at over 35 mychoice destinations nationwide, including the company’s sportsbook locations, online sports betting and real money/play in online casinos. The currency can be redeemed for free play, hotel stays, dining, online casino credits, retail shopping at mychoice destinations, and at the mychoicemall.com online marketplace.

Penn National's $120 million Hollywood Casino York opened in August with this cashless and technology in place, debuting it in the state. The cutting-edge “3C” technology -cardless, cashless and contactless- has been developed in partnership with Everi Holdings and Acres Manufacturing.

“This is a revolutionary enhancement for our industry,” commented Todd George, Executive Vice President of Operations for Penn National that month. “This technology further supports Penn National’s omnichannel business approach where we are providing the best experiences, whether people are playing with us at our properties or on our numerous online offerings.”

Slot machine maker and online gaming content provider Aristocrat Leisure Ltd says it has raised approximately AUD895 million (US$674.2 million) via an institutional entitlement offer, at AUD41.85 per ordinary share. The funds will be used as part of the AUD3.9-billion cash offer for London-listed Playtech Plc, a leading gaming content provider for the online and land-based casino industries.

The offer “was strongly supported by institutional shareholders with a take-up of approximately 92 percent by eligible institutional shareholders,” stated the Australia-listed firm in a Thursday press release.

“We are delighted with the strong level of support for the entitlement offer we have received from our institutional shareholders,” said Aristocrat’s chief executive, Trevor Croker, as quoted in the release.

He added: “The acquisition continues Aristocrat’s approach of investing in medium to long-term growth and we are extremely excited by the opportunities that this will bring for our shareholders, people, customers and players.”

The company also said that the retail component of the entitlement offer will open on October 25, and close on November 8, 2021. The retail part of the offer is “expected to raise approximately AUD405 million,” taking the expected size of Aristocrat’s total equity raising to “approximately AUD1.3 billion”.

Under the overall entitlement offer, Aristocrat will issue up to just over 31.1 million new shares.

The Playtech acquisition is also to be funded with AUD1.1 billion in existing cash, and new debt consisting of a AUD2.8 billion term loan.

On Monday, Aristocrat said it expected the acquisition of Playtech to be completed in the second quarter of 2022, “subject to certain antitrust, foreign investment, gaming regulatory and financial regulatory consents and approvals being obtained.”

20 October 2021


Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has taken its games catalogue live in the regulated Dutch market for the first time through Holland Casino.

The comprehensive portfolio, which is being made available to Holland Casino players includes a wide range of NOVOMATIC’s casino classics. Titles such as Book of Ra™ deluxe and Sizzling Hot™ deluxe are now available, which complement digital conversions of AWP titles which have long proven popular in the market, such as Club 2000, Gemini Twin, Grand Slam™ Casino, Mega Slam Casino, Random Runner, Random Runner™ 15 and many more.

The operator is the first B2B partner to benefit from Greentube’s games offering since the newly regulated market in the Netherlands opened for business on 1st October 2021.

Holland Casino operates under a Dutch operator licence and has a long-established working relationship with NOVOMATIC’s land-based division. Greentube is able to offer its games through a Dutch supplier licence, which includes all requisite game certifications.

Markus Antl, Head of Sales and Key Account Management at Greentube, said: “We are happy to team up together with NOVOMATIC’s long-term partner Holland Casino and go live in the Netherlands, which is a market we see holding plenty of potential. This is definitely a milestone for us and we are looking forward to a successful partnership.”

Jeroen Verkroost (Digital Transformation Director) at Holland Casino, said: “Dutch players have long relished the opportunity to play their favourite games online in a safe, controlled and secure environment. By offering them classic slots including Book of Ra and Sizzling Hot as well as a wide selection of popular AWP titles, we are sure that this partnership with Greentube will mark the latest chapter in our long history of success with NOVOMATIC.”

PRESS RELEASE - October 19, 2021                                                                  

Fantini CEO Insights

Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders

 

SMURFIT TALKS GROWTH, COOLBET AND STATION CASINOS

Following GAN’s first-ever investor day, CEO Dermot Smurfit provided additional insight into the company’s growth plans.

Smurfit also provides perception into the importance of its just-announced deal to provide Gan Sports software to Red Rock Resorts for both online and retail operations.  

Smurfit’s interview is at: https://youtu.be/FouJYrtfMK4.

 

Fantini’s CEO Insights are sponsored by IGT.

Previous videos feature Caesars CEO Tom Reeg, Penn National CEO Jay Snowden, Rush Street CEO Greg Carlin, Renato Ascoli of IGT and Barry Cottle of Scientific Games, among others.

All can be viewed at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html

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

Fantini’s G2E video content is also available including CEO One-on-One Interviews and Product Demos, which can be viewed at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/g2e/g2e-2021.html

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

Company's Senior Vice President of Global Brand, Marketing and Communications honored for playing pivotal role in lottery industry

LONDON, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that Wendy Montgomery, the Company's Senior Vice President of Global Brand, Marketing and Communications, will be inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2021. Montgomery will be honored on Oct. 27 in Nashville, Tenn., at an in-person event hosted by the Public Gaming Research Institute (PGRI) in conjunction with its Lottery Expo.


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Wendy Montgomery


"Wendy Montgomery is a seasoned lottery executive who uses her expertise to advocate for solutions that drive our customers' growth," said Marco Sala, IGT CEO. "She has driven IGT's leadership as a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion and corporate social responsibility. Her colleagues at IGT applaud her induction into to the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame."

"I am incredibly honored to be inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame among so many of my talented peers," said Montgomery. "Having worked on both the operator and supplier side, I have had the great pleasure of collaborating with lottery colleagues across the globe to achieve the common goal of modernizing products and solutions that meet the demands of our ever-evolving lottery industry and its players."

The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame was founded by PGRI in 2005 as a means of honoring those who have done the most to make the lottery industry the great success that it is today. Membership is reserved for lottery professionals who have promoted excellence and integrity throughout their careers. Each year, former inductees nominate and vote on the final recipients.

In her current role, Montgomery is responsible for leading the Global Gaming, Global Lottery and Digital & Betting marketing teams, trade shows, external communications, corporate social responsibility, and overseeing IGT's corporate brand strategy and creative services. Under her leadership, IGT has made substantial contributions to industry-best standards and paved the way for significant new channel sales development within lottery.

Montgomery chairs IGT's Executive Sustainability Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Executive Council, and also serves as Co-Executive Chair of IGT's Women's Inclusion Network. Additionally, she has played an integral role in PGRI's Women in Lottery Leadership initiative, a premier global program to advance women into senior leadership positions.

When she joined IGT in 2018, Montgomery was Senior Vice President of Global Lottery Marketing and was responsible for leading the lottery marketing strategy including, product development and innovation and customer advocacy. Prior to IGT, Montgomery spent 13 years at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation where in her last role as Senior Vice President, Lottery she led Lottery marketing, sales, operations, policy and planning, and the iGaming business.

Montgomery is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. She holds a diploma in Marketing Management from the Institute of Marketing Management in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as a Higher National Diploma in Business studies from Greenwich University in London. She lives in Providence, R.I. with her husband and son.

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LAS VEGAS (October 19, 2021) – Aristocrat™ has been shortlisted in four categories in the upcoming SBC Awards Latinoamérica 2021. Specifically, Aristocrat has been nominated for:
  • Employer of the Year
  • Acquisition & Retention Partner
  • Land-Based Betting & Gaming Product, for the company’s outstanding product performance
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year for the company’s new “Aristocrat Gaming” campaign
 “We are thrilled to be shortlisted for these incredible honors. At Aristocrat, we have the best people making the best products for the best customers, and we are excited to have our teams’ hard work recognized by the industry we serve,” said Chris Rowe, Aristocrat’s managing director of LatAm and EMEA.
Chris Rowe, Aristocrat’s managing Director of LatAm and EMEA

According to event organizers, the SBC Awards Latinoamérica recognize the achievements of operators, affiliates and suppliers from all the major disciplines including payments, marketing, and data.
 
Join the best team in gaming. Visit the careers page of aristocratgaming.com today.
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (October 19, 2021) – Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI®) Director of Lottery Solutions, Angela Wong will be inducted into the PGRI Lottery Industry Hall of Fame. Wong was chosen for the honor by the Hall’s current 94 members, who voted for and elected three industry leaders to be inducted into the Class of 2021.
 
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Wong was chosen for the honor because of her long history of promoting excellence and integrity in the lottery industry. Also in the 2021 class are Wendy Montgomery, SVP, Global Brand, Marketing and Communications, IGT, and John Schulz, SVP, Instant Products and Partner Services, Scientific Games.
 
“I am humbled and honored to be selected as an inductee into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame, and to work with so many talented and exceptional people dedicated to the success of the lottery industry,” Wong said.
 
“We were very excited to add Angela Wong to the GLI team earlier this year because of her rare set of skills and experience,” said Kevin Mullally, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel. “The entire GLI family is grateful that lottery insiders and peers are recognizing her outstanding contributions to the industry. We are looking forward to supporting Angela in her new role as she continues to use her talents to benefit lottery clients around the world. She is yet another example of the deep bench of global expertise clients will find only at GLI.”
 
As GLI’s Director of Lottery Solutions, Wong is a valuable resource for the company’s lottery clients, working with lottery suppliers and technology vendors, providing insights into the future and guidance on their journey through GLI’s integrated compliance.
 
Prior to joining GLI, Wong was director of the Montana Lottery, where she earned an international reputation for her leadership and innovative approach. She also is the immediate past president of the North American States and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), where she also held multiple leadership positions over ten years. She is also the immediate past vice president of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL).
 
Click here to learn more about GLI’s many services for lottery regulators, suppliers, and operators.

LOS ANGELES and LAS VEGASOct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Game Play Network ("GPN") today announced a game publication agreement with AGS (NYSE: AGS) to integrate AGS' remote game server (RGS) and online and mobile games into GPN's B2C website & mobile app.

"We are excited to be partnering with one of the leading game developers in the industry, with a game portfolio that includes class-leading titles such as Fu Nan Fu Nu, Rakin' Bacon! and Golden Wins," said Sam Kiki, GPN's Chief Commercial Officer. "AGS' game portfolio will shortly be available on b spot, our B2C app. More importantly, we are assisting AGS with its targeted 2022 launch of this new class of games to our B2B customers, including SuperDraft, the daily fantasy platform partnered with Caesars Entertainment."

GPN is a licensed gaming company with a patented platform that facilitates the reveal of real money wagers on live horse races to customers via casino-style games. The platform enables its strategic partners to offer their players the immediate, unrivaled ability to offer iGaming for real money in the vast majority of the U.S., reaching 40% more of the population than other iGaming companies, and thus dramatically increasing their total addressable market.

 

AGS Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, "Our game catalog is rich with titles that have performed very well in both the land-based and online environment – and our library continues to grow. We are pleased to be the first major game developer to partner with GPN to offer these online games through GPN's unique platform."

19 October 2021 – Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) is pleased to announce the launch of Twistar™, a gem-themed slot game with a twisting, expanding Wild that will transport players to a fantasy land of jewels and riches. Available online and on mobile.

Oozing with energy and vibrancy, Twistar’s mesmerizing soundtrack and spellbinding graphics create an immersive iGaming experience that offers players dazzling cash pay-outs.

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The game’s key features are the expanding Wild symbols that create Wild stacks and award the player with a re-spin. During a re-spin, Wild stacks “twist” onto the opposite reel, making them “sticky” for further re-spins. If the player lands a duplicate Wild stack, it twists over and gives incremental multipliers for endless winning opportunities! With a reel configuration of 6x4 and 40 win-lines, Twistar also features mystery star symbols which activate when six or more are in view. Each mystery symbol creates more chances to win for the player.

Claire Osborne, Vice President of Interactive at Inspired, said: “Twistar brings players surprises, mystery symbols, expanding Wilds, gems and stars – all with the added Inspired ‘twist.’ Its innovative game mechanics coupled with its bright, captivating graphic design make for an engaging and highly entertaining player experience that will appeal to casual players. We’re thrilled to be adding yet another winning slot to our ever-growing portfolio of premium slot titles.”

Developed by Inspired’s Astra development team, Twistar is a medium volatility game with a return to player (RTP) rate of 95.08%, aimed at the casual online casino player.



Head over to Inspired’s website to sample Twistar here: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games/twistar


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

18 October 2021

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has gone live with Spanish operator CasinoBarcelona.es after signing a deal to distribute its portfolio of premium gaming content in the country.

A wide range of Greentube games, including proven NOVOMATIC land-based hits Book of Ra™, Sizzling Hot™ and Lord of the Ocean™ are now available to CasinoBarcelona.es’ online players for the first time, in addition to Greentube’s top-performing Diamond Link™ series.

The integration of Greentube’s content took place through the Tecnalis platform and further enhances the supplier’s position as a leading light in the Spanish market.

Greentube already provides its content to several operators across Spain and its games have proven to resonate strongly with local audiences.

Graziano Pozzi, Key Account Manager for Spain and Italy at Greentube, said: “Spain is a market that has exciting potential and having already enjoyed success in the country, it is satisfying to have secured another deal that allows us to expand our audience reach. NOVOMATIC’s land-based titles are well-established performers for CasinoBarcelona.es and we strongly believe that by building on this rich heritage, we can create a partnership that takes both parties to the next level.”

CEO Xavier Ballester at CasinoBarcelona.es said: “CasinoBarcelona.es has a very successful long-term partnership together with NOVOMATIC. For this reason, we are very happy to further extend this partnership and, in this way, provide our players with excellent content from Greentube.”
October 15, 2021

‘One-stop shop’ enterprise solution for Station Casino’s retail and internet omnichannel Nevada-wide sports betting, leveraging GAN’s loyalty rewards program integration

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GAN Limited (the “Company” or “GAN”) (NASDAQ: GAN), a leading full-service gaming software-as-a-service provider to the real money internet gaming, online sports betting, retail sports betting, and simulated gaming industries today announced it has signed a binding terms sheet to with Red Rock Resorts, Inc. (“Station Casinos” or “Station”) to build and deploy the infrastructure for Station’s “STN Sports” online sports platform, mobile applications, and retail Over-the-Counter and Kiosk-based sports betting throughout Nevada, with a commercial launch subject to regulatory technical certification and related regulatory licensing, the latter of which the Company has now commenced. The agreement pertains to Red Rock Resort’s current portfolio of properties and projects in development.

Today’s announcement reflects the extensive capability of GAN’s award-winning GameSTACK™ technology Platform combined with GAN Sports’ in-house online & retail sports betting capability demonstrated at G2E earlier this month. This material relationship with the leading retail casino & sportsbook operator in Nevada validates GAN Sports and builds upon GAN’s longstanding partnership with Station Casinos for Simulated Gaming, launched online in 2017 and designed principally to serve social casino gaming to loyalty reward card-holding patrons of Station’s 19 retail casino properties in Nevada.

Management Commentary

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN, commented:
“After a comprehensive and competitive process, we are greatly pleased to secure our first major US retail casino operator client of our omnichannel sports betting technology and managed trading services solution acquired at the outset of the year and demonstrated at G2E earlier this month. The GAN team worldwide is excited to enter the U.S. sports’ market next year with a market leader in Nevada.”

Thomas Mikulich, Senior Vice President, Innovation and Slots of Station Casinos, commented:
The choice of GAN reflects their proven technology platform, specialist experience with integrating reward programs, reputation for integrity and their exciting sports betting user experience across online and retail devices, and their overall commitment. We look forward to collaborating closely with GAN to roll out their innovative sports experience here in Nevada.”

Leadership team will outline plan to reach $500+ million of revenue by 2026 and set a long-term Adjusted EBITDA margin target of 30-35% at scale

IRVINE, Calif.--(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 will host a virtual investor event during which CEO Dermot Smurfit and CFO Karen Flores will outline the strategic direction for GAN as well as provide an overview of the Company’s market forecasts and financial outlook. Additional presenters will include B2B and B2C operational leaders Don Ryan and Anders Karlsen, CCO Jeff Berman, and CIO Simon Knock.

The highlights of the presentation include:

  • North American B2B demand is strong. The Company is investing in talent and technology in preparation for a multi-year period of new launches and demand, including GAN’s recent opening of a new office in Miami, Florida.
  • New B2B product offerings such as GAN Sports and Super RGS will enable GAN to capture more of the value chain, increase take rate and present the opportunity to service the entire spectrum of operator customers.
  • The Company’s B2C growth has exceeded internal expectations and remains strong. The business is very well positioned for early stages of secular growth in exciting new markets within Latin America.
  • GAN's B2B technology is increasingly scarce, proven, costly to replicate, and extremely complex. The solutions have been optimized through iterative launches and improvements over the past several years which offers a unique advantage over operators considering bringing the technology in-house.
  • The Company is targeting 2023 projected revenue of $225-$250 million and confirmed its long-term target to exceed $500 million, which it believes can be achieved by 2026 (compared to $35 million in 2020). GAN also is targeting a long-term annualized adjusted EBITDA margin to range between 30-35% as the business achieves scale.

Dermot Smurfit, Chief Executive Officer of GAN commented:

“Today is an exciting and very important day in GAN’s history as we hold our first ever Investor Day event. The investment community will have the opportunity to see the depth of our executive leadership team and hear from management across the enterprise. The event also includes a comprehensive outline of our strategic direction to scale our B2B offering, accelerate our already fast-growing B2C business, prepare for our launch of GAN Sports and execute our Super RGS strategy – among many other initiatives. The investments we are making in our technology to advance our position in each of these areas, coupled with the expansion of our talented workforce, will provide a clear path toward value creation over the coming years. We already possess an industry leading B2B technological solution for operators as well as an award winning B2C offering and best-in-class international sportsbook engine. We are adding to our portfolio through the launch of our GAN Sports offering – including a sports betting gaming kiosk – and the aggregation of our exclusive content agreements with leading designers and manufacturers of the most popular and widely recognized online casino games. We are confident that we have a bright future ahead of us in the fast-growing online gaming and sports betting markets around the world as evidenced by our impressive financial targets for both 2023 and 2026. I have never been more excited for GAN’s future over our 18-year existence, and we look forward to sharing our future success with our valued shareholders.”

Financial Targets

2023 Revenue   $225-250 million

2026 Revenue   $500-600 million

Long-Term Adj. EBITDA Margin   30-35%

A webcast of the event will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at http://investors.gan.com and can be accessed for approximately 90 days.

13 October 2021  -  Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has boosted its presence in the German market after taking its content live with local operator NOVOLINE, the online brand of LÖWEN ENTERTAINMENT which is part of the NOVOMATIC Group.

The operator is Greentube’s first German B2B partner to take NOVOMATIC’s blue-chip titles live in the country and the portfolio includes an impressive 165+ games, with many of the top-performers currently only available in the country on a select few websites.

NOVOLINE’s customers now have access to classics Book of Ra™ deluxe, Lucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe and Sizzling Hot™ deluxe, as well as more recent gaming content including titles from the Diamond Link™ and Cash Connection™ series.

The partnership is the latest in a string of deals that have seen Greentube introduce its content to licensed operators in Germany since new legislation came into force on 1st July, permitting nationwide online gaming.

NOVOLINE is the online brand of LÖWEN ENTERTAINMENT, one of the leading manufacturers of gaming machines and operator of more than 520 arcades in Germany. Its customers are familiar with NOVOMATIC’s content which it can now offer online for the first time. Players can register for the online offer directly via novoline.de or in one of currently already more than 1,500 partner gaming arcades situated all over Germany.

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO at Greentube said: “Germany is a key market for us going forward and with our content already popular among local brick-and-mortar players we are excited to expand our presence online through this deal with NOVOLINE. As the first Greentube partner to offer NOVOMATIC’s blue-chip titles in Germany, apart from our own brand StarGames, this partnership is an important step for us as we gain a foothold in this newly-regulated and exciting market.”

Oliver Bagus, Director of LÖWEN ENTERTAINMENT, said: “In 2006, we revolutionised the arcade market with new multi-gamers and NOVOMATIC’s games content. We now want to repeat this technological revolution online. We are thrilled to be one of the first operators to offer players classic titles such as Book of Ra and Sizzling Hot, as well as having the biggest selection of Greentube games on the market with more than 165 titles available.”

New games – including Atomic Meltdown and Smokin 777 – available now


TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2021 – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today welcomes Nevada-based Everi Digital, the online gaming division of Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) to its ever-growing complement of digital casino game providers for Ontario’s trusted platform of choice, OLG.ca. Everi Digital will provide twelve new titles over the coming months – the first of which are available as of today – that are more advanced versions of classic three-reel “stepper” slots, reminiscent of older mechanical games with three reels.

“OLG is constantly exploring opportunities with new partners, like Everi Digital, to expand our digital gaming ecosystem and provide exciting new content to meet the needs of our current customers and to attract new audiences,” said Andrew Darley, OLG Senior Director, iCasino. “Our experienced players will love the nostalgia of these new three-reel slots while new players will appreciate the simplicity of these fun, themed games. Who doesn’t love to see those three reels line up with matching images? It’s casino gaming in its simplest form.”

New to OLG.ca are:

Atomic Meltdown
Triple Threat
Double Ruby
Fox Trot
Smokin 777
Wild Wild Gems
Cash Machine (coming in December)


“Everi Digital is excited to partner with OLG to provide high-performing game content to a continuously growing audience of online players throughout North America,” said David Lucchese, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Digital for Everi. “With the expansion of our digital catalog to include progressive games, our proprietary Spark Remote Game Server™ now supports over 50 distinct titles, with a footprint stretching across four Canadian provinces.”

OLG.ca offers thousands of digital slot titles and a full suite of table games as well as select lottery games and online sports betting with PROLINE+. A new Live Casino offering will be introduced in the coming weeks to further enhance the digital experience.

Players can access tools from OLG’s award-winning PlaySmart responsible gambling program at any time to manage their activity and ensure the fun remains in their game. One hundred per cent of proceeds from OLG.ca are reinvested in Ontario to build stronger communities and support provincial priorities like health care. Must be 19+ to play casino games or bet on sports and 18+ to play lottery games on OLG.ca.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (October 13, 2021) –  Aristocrat Gaming™ and Boyd Gaming today announced the successful launch in Nevada of Boyd Pay Wallet™, a cashless payment solution for table games powered by Aristocrat’s digital wallet technology. The field trial is the latest enhancement to Boyd Pay, Boyd Gaming’s cashless technology solution.
 
The table games trial follows the previous introduction of cashless technology for slot players at Boyd Gaming properties in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Ohio, as well as a cashless payment solution for non-gaming amenities in Nevada.
 
The Boyd Pay Wallet field trial is being conducted at Boyd Gaming’s Aliante Casino Hotel and Spa in North Las Vegas, Nev., in partnership with Genesis Gaming. Boyd Pay Wallet will be integrated into Boyd Gaming’s B Connected™ app, allowing players to use their mobile device to fund table game wagers without withdrawing cash from an ATM or redeeming tickets and chips at the cage.

After securely logging into the B Connected app, a table game player can use the Boyd Pay Wallet technology to buy into the game, using traditional casino chips to play the game. At the conclusion of play, the player can keep the casino chips or transfer funds directly back to the cashless Boyd Pay wallet, without ever visiting the cage.
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“Innovation and improving the guest journey is at the heart of everything we do, and our industry-leading mobile offerings are a testament to that,” said Cath Burns, Executive Vice President of Customer Experience Solutions for Aristocrat Gaming. “With this technology, we’re committed to deliver best-in-class experiences for both patrons and operators throughout the guest journey.”
 
Blake Rampmaier, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Boyd Gaming, said, “Boyd Pay is another example of our commitment to leverage technology to enhance the guest experience at our properties. Boyd Gaming continues to add industry-best mobile cashless wagering and contactless solutions in partnership with Aristocrat to drive mobile innovation in a secure and exciting environment for our patrons.”
 
Award-winning Oasis 360™ casino management system with TrackIT™ powered by Genesis allows guests to wager using Boyd Pay-generated QR code at the start of the session. It also allows guest redemption using Boyd Pay Wallet, reducing friction, and paves the way for the ultimate mobile cashless guest experience. With the seamless integration of TrackIT with Boyd Connect™ (Boyd’s digital player club card), B Connected (Boyd’s mobile app) and Boyd Pay™ (digital wallet), the operator gains visibility into player’s activity, reduces costs, and reduces risk, while supporting responsible gaming.
 
Oasis 360 TrackIT was named “Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Awards” by Casino Journal in 2020. With this mobile wallet extension, players can easily transition between slots, table games and retail outlets with a mobile device. Aristocrat is transforming the gaming tech industry and continuing to lead the curve with its vision.
 
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 FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and Twitter.

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, NOVOMATIC returned to this year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) trade show in Las Vegas. Alongside a stunning product portfolio that spans across premium hardware, content and systems for land-based casino and VGT operators, new concepts in sports betting retail technology and Online gaming solutions, customers, partners and visitors at the NOVOMATIC booth were above all welcomed for a warm reunion.

Gumpoldskirchen/Las Vegas, October 13 th, 2021 – The NOVOMATIC portfolio of new products are on the road again and made a stop in Las Vegas for an inspiring show. At the centre of the product presentation stood the extended Progressives offer, premiering the new ULTRA BOOST Link™. This multi-level Linked Progressive comprises three roaring 50-line titles: the magnificent Great American Buffalo, the iconic Great American Eagle and the Asian title Tiger Storm, all three with an engaging feature game. During the Lock & Spin ULTRA BOOST Feature, an additional reel matrix can be unlocked for extra chances for a Progressive Jackpot win. At the G2E, the new offer was presented with an impressive signage concept that guarantees maximum visibility on the casino floor.

New titles for the growing THUNDER CASH™ Link multi-level Progressive series comprise Voodoo Magic™ in enchanting bayou-style as well as the brand-new Charming Lady’s Boom™, both presented in the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 cabinet with the new eye-catching Signature Tower Design. Leveraging the success of the Dancing Series of games, enter the Dancing Tiger™ Gold and Dancing Lantern™ Gold titles. The POWER PRIZES family of games has grown as well, with the mythical creatures Mighty Minotaur™ and Enchanted Pegasus™, both featuring colossal cash columns and massive POWER PRIZES across 60 lines. MONEY PARTY™ Link, an excellent performer on casinos floors across the US and ranked #1 or #2 on the Eilers Report’s Small Suppliers list since July 2020, again hit a sweet spot at the show with titles Fruity Fruity™ and Juicy Juicy™. The JI DENG GAO ZHAO Link was presented with the Signature Tower for the titles Lucky Trail™ and Lucky Path™, both featuring an attractive Rising Lantern feature as well as a Pick & Win game.

The ETG segment also saw the introduction of brand new jackpot features for the NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II platform with the Going for Gold™ jackpot and Lucky Lady’s™ Roulette side bet.

Products for the VGT markets featured prominently on the NOVOMATIC show floor, with a variety of cabinets, game-mixes and system solutions for the Illinois, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Puerto Rico markets. The myACP system was on display presenting a dedicated solution for route operators in Illinois and Pennsylvania. It provides a performance management tool that is both user-friendly and powerful, including maintenance functionalities as well as a new Novo Rewards™ player loyalty module shown on the Novo Rewards™ kiosk.

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, having recently partnered with Golden Nugget Online Gaming for its debut in the US market, presented its comprehensive portfolio of premium content specifically tailored to US player demographics in Las Vegas. As a supplier with a great track record in Europe, Greentube now looks to use its significant experience to work with operators in regulated states in the US. The strength of the game content and Greentube’s experience in cross-conversion marketing will build the foundation of success in the US market and beyond.

When it comes to sports betting kiosk hardware, NOVOMATIC Americas is the place to play: The NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ self-service sports betting kiosk has quickly established an excellent reputation and an impressive footprint in the US. With its quick response time and user-friendly multi-touch-screen betting experience, it is the kiosk of choice for premium software providers and established operators. Heralded at NIGA and presented at the G2E, two brand new kiosks will elevate the wagering to new levels: the bar-top version NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ Mini and the upright version NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ Plus.

Rick Meitzler, CEO of NOVOMATIC Americas, states: “While we have continued to focus on customer care, service and support, especially during these past months, it is now also a matter of continuing to build our credibility with an exciting pipeline of new products and confidence with our customers so that we deliver on their expectations. At G2E, we were finally able to present the results of the hard work and commitment of our teams, and the feedback of our customers was fantastic. The new Progressives present a well-diversified range of games that allow our customers to expand our popular brands as well as introduce new highlights on their casino floors. The customer response at the show has also confirmed our high expectations for our new sports betting kiosks. Especially the versatile NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ Mini will change the sports betting kiosk landscape.”

Acres Manufacturing recently hosted Fantini Research to demo its top products as part of the Acres’ Foundation system.

Products include the Acres Wallet, Cashless to Tables and the Optimal Poker Analyzer.

The product demo video is at: https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/acres-manufacturing-product-demo.html.

Additional products and information from Acres Manufacturing is on Fantini’s Gaming Show at https://www.fantinisgamingshow.com/exhibitors/2434-acres-.



Fantini’s other insightful video interviews and new product demos are at:

• G2E CEO One-on-One interviews: https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/g2e/g2e-2021-ceo-one-on-one-interviews.html

• G2E At-Booth Product Demos: https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/g2e/g2e-2021-at-booth-product-demos.html

• Insights Series – CEO, Emerging, Public Policy, Investor – are all available at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/insight-series.html.

Leading games and systems developer shows strong product investment and advancement at biggest industry event of the year


Las Vegas, NV — October 12, 2021

Konami Gaming, Inc. presented a landmark selection of casino slot games and systems technology at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas on October 5 – 7, 2021. Continuing its commitment to advance future product, Konami marked the G2E debut of four additional DIMENSION™ series slots cabinets, based on proven elements of the award-winning DIMENSION 49J™. Fresh slot content from Cash Parade™ to BattleBots® attracted attention by way of novel game mechanics, imaginative features, and expert design. Konami’s award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system stood apart for its newest cashless wagering enhancements, cardless player login options, SYNK31™ Title 31 / Anti-Money Laundering (AML) system, and enhanced Konetic™ employee mobile product which is now supported on iOS in addition to Android devices.        

“Konami’s team of world-class developers continue to deliver winning advancements to the gaming floor, which is clear through our G2E 2021 line-up. Our proven DIMENSION slot hardware has grown from one machine to five unique form factors, backed by promising original series. SYNKROS is showing leading momentum in areas including cardless, cashless, Title 31 / AML compliance, and more. And Konami has historical horse racing games at G2E for the first time,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc.

Thousands of casino executives and professionals at the Las Vegas show encountered the G2E premiere of DIMENSION TOP Box™, DIMENSION 75C™, DIMENSION 49™, and DIMENSION 27™. Along with DIMENSION 49J, each previewed winning Konami slot content such as Bull Blitz™, All Aboard Gold Express™, Cai Lai 8 Fang™, Panda Power™, and more.

“With the success of DIMENSION 49—ranked the industry’s highest performing portrait core cabinet—Konami is excited to support the market with expanding core series including everything from proven brand extensions to novel jackpot events,” said Jingoli. “On the premium side, Konami is building on the success of All Aboard with a high-denom All Aboard Gold Express, as well as the debut of Bull Blitz—another proven, player-favorite title from Konami Australia.”

Konami’s Cash Parade™ premium linked progressive was also among the show’s must-see slots, premiering on Konami’s brand-new DIMENSION TOP Box™. With a 5-reel game on the lower 27-inch display and a festive parade of lights blanketing the upper 49-inch portrait displays, Cash Parade merges a familiar spin-by-spin chase with spectacular top-screen bonuses animated across all connected machines. The series is designed with a mix of symbol-driven bonus adventures, all contingent on collecting a star in the 5th reel.

“DIMENSION TOP Box opens up new ways to deliver Konami premium content, which Cash Parade demonstrated at G2E 2021 in an unforgettable wall bank with LED animated design displays,” said Jingoli. “Our designers have invested a great deal of ingenuity and attention in Cash Parade, and we see the same in dozens of other series launching across the award-winning DIMENSION cabinet line. Konami is excited for the ongoing options and performance DIMENSION offers, and we’re committed to delivering on it daily.”

A mix of fresh casino systems technology also landed at G2E 2021, by way of SYNKROS. Konami’s award-winning casino management system premiered a number of new advancements including cashless wagering and TITO support at table games; cardless login by player phone number, QR code, and/or Near Field Communication (NFC); and new Konetic™ employee mobile features such as Jackpot processing.

“In addition to offering leading tools and feature options to our customers, SYNKROS delivers these and other enhancements through an ultra-reliable, non-forking code base system. SYNKROS properties, and their players, can access the latest cardless, cashless, and contactless conveniences, all powered by a system with 99.99% availability,” said Jingoli.

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

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Galaxy Gaming, Inc. (OTCQB: GLXZ) (“Galaxy” or the “Company”), a developer and distributor of casino table games and enhanced systems for land-based casinos and iGaming, announced today that it entered into Settlement Agreement with its former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Saucier (“Saucier”), and Triangulum Partners LLC (“Triangulum”) on October 7, 2021.

The Settlement Agreement is conditioned upon the Company paying Triangulum and Saucier $39.1 million plus interest accrued at 2% per annum from May 6, 2021, through the date of actual payment. The Company has retained Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. to assist it in raising funds for the settlement. The Settlement Agreement allows the Company until December 31, 2021, to complete its fundraising and pay the settlement amounts to Triangulum and Saucier.

The Settlement Agreement provides broad mutual releases to the Company, the Company’s officers and directors, Triangulum and Saucier related to all claims against each other. The parties agree to stay the litigation pending payment of the settlement funds. In addition, among other terms, Saucier and Triangulum have agreed not to compete with the Company for a period of five years from the date of payment of funds.

“The execution of this Settlement Agreement is a significant development for Galaxy,” stated Mark Lipparelli, Chairman of Galaxy’s Board of Directors. “We are active in our efforts to raise the funding necessary to complete our obligations under the Agreement and will provide updates, if any, as those plans develop. Our Board believes this is an appropriate settlement of the litigation between us and Mr. Saucier and his entity. Further, we are pleased to see steady progress in the Company’s results as our casino and online gaming partners emerge from the shutdowns associated with the COVID pandemic. We are hopeful calendar year 2022 will bring continued pandemic improvements coupled with the reduction of costly litigation expenses.”

Background

On May 6, 2019, the Company redeemed the shares of its common stock held by Triangulum (an entity controlled by Saucier) by a note in the amount of $39.1 million. As required, the Company made its annual interest only payments to Triangulum. Prior to the redemption, Triangulum held approximately 58% of the Company’s outstanding common stock. Also on May 6, 2019, the Company filed a lawsuit against Triangulum and Saucier. Shortly thereafter, Triangulum and Saucier countersued the Company and certain of its board members. The redemption and the litigation are described in more detail in the Company’s periodic SEC filings.

7 October 2021– Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) is pleased to announce the launch of Reel Spooky King Megaways™, a Halloween-themed, spine-chilling, boo-tiful, 6-reel slot game, developed with the popular Megaways™ game mechanic to give players 117,649 ways to win on every spin. Available online and on mobile.

Set in the moonlit night, the game’s eerie background, classic Halloween imagery and immersive ghostly soundtrack will heighten the player’s senses, for an engaging and highly entertaining twist on Inspired’s successful, hit slot, Reel King Megaways™, this Halloween and beyond.

To advance along the game’s Free Spins trail, players will light the vampire’s reels, yellow. Along the trail, players get the chance to win up to 25 Free Spins with unlimited multipliers and red sticky reels.

Reel Spooky King Megaways gives players the chance to roll in or cascade six classic “Dings” to earn the Reel King, Super King or Spooky King bonus.? Six yellow reels will trigger the Reel King feature while the game’s extra cascades will trigger the Super King or Spooky King Bonus upgrades.

Claire Osborne, Vice President of Interactive at Inspired, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming the spine-tingling season of Halloween with Reel Spooky King Megaways, a fun and engaging slot, set to have hairs stand on end with plenty of chances to win big! Reel Spooky King Megaways is among our growing portfolio of highly engaging, seasonal Halloween games, which also includes Halloween Cash Pots™ and Book of Halloween™, both of which continue to perform extremely well for us before Halloween, during and thereafter. I’m certain that with its high-spec graphic design and creepy atmospheric soundtrack, Reel Spooky King Megaways will deliver an abundance of tantalising treats for all!”

Head over to Inspired’s website to sample Reel Spooky King Megaways here:

https://inseinc.com/interactive/games/reel-spooky-king-megaways/

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

 

October 6 - Fantini is wrapping up its At-Booth Product Demo video series at G2E today.

Videos will be posted as available at: https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/g2e/g2e-2021-at-booth-product-demos.html.


Participating companies in the At-Booth Product Demos:


AGS
Ainsworth
Aristocrat
Aruze
AXESnetwork
Eclipse Gaming Systems
Everi
Flexia Payments
Gaming Arts
GAN
Global Payments

IGT
Incredible Technologies
Interblock
Kambi
Konami
Novomatic
Scientific Games
Sightline Payments
Shark Trap
TCSJOHNHUXLEY
TransAct Technologies



All of our CEO One-on-One videos are available and can be viewed at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/g2e/g2e-2021-ceo-one-on-one-interviews.html.

DIMENSION slot cabinet wins gold medal in gaming industry technology awards

Las Vegas, NV — October 6, 2021

Konami Gaming, Inc. received first place for Best Slot Product in the 20th Annual Global Gaming Business (GGB) Gaming & Technology Awards. The company’s DIMENSION 49J™ video slot cabinet was selected as the game which best exemplifies a step forward in industry technology. Launched last year as the first in an entirely new line of Konami cabinets, DIMENSION 49J demonstrated rapid success with its debut series All Aboard™, ranking Top 25 Grossing Parent Games – Premium Leased & WAP for ten consecutive months by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC and Fantini Research. In that time, the proven original cabinet has expanded to five unique DIMENSION form factors, to include DIMENSION 75C™, DIMENSION TOP Box™, DIMENSION 27™, and DIMENSION 49™, ranked the industry’s #1 top performing portrait cabinet (1).

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“The growth, performance, and player popularity seen from DIMENSION is a demonstration of Konami’s promise to relentlessly deliver best-in-class products,” said Steve Sutherland, president & chief executive officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “From here in Las Vegas, to Australia, to Japan, Konami’s in-house development teams are working around the clock to bring casino players and properties the most rewarding technology and entertainment possible.”

All slot cabinets in Konami’s award-winning DIMENSION series feature a sheen silver finish, generous slant top, dual spin buttons, dual cup holders, sloped footrest, and wired and wireless phone charging. DIMENSION 49J is joined in the premium cabinet category by both the large-format, 75-inch curved screen DIMENSION 75C and the eye-catching upper portrait screen DIMENSION TOP Box. With debut series Fortune Mint™, the DIMENSION 49 portrait core cabinet has quickly risen to the top of industry performance charts, and shares the for-sale product category with Konami’s DIMENSION 27 stacked screen machine, backed by a library of 30+ available games.

“DIMENSION 49J is the start for a long line of creative game cabinets and content,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer. “We want to see DIMENSION slots in every casino property we serve. It has both the content depth and hardware dependability.”

Bull Blitz™, Lucky Envelope™, and BattleBots® are among the newest slot series featured on DIMENSION 49J during the 2021 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) held this week in Las Vegas. Similar to Konami’s popular All Aboard, Bull Blitz is arriving to G2E Las Vegas following demonstrated success in the Australian market. Lucky Envelope is an original linked progressive inspired by the gift giving tradition common in Chinese culture. The world’s first BattleBots slots are a premium licensed series available exclusively through Konami, based on the popular robot combat sport and reality TV show broadcast in more than 150 countries.

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

(1) EILERS-FANTINI Central Game Performance Database – Data Through April ‘21, May ‘21, June ‘21, and July ‘21

 

CEO ONE-ON-ONES AND AT BOOTH DEMOS AT G2E

October 5, 2021  -  Day two of G2E will include more CEO One-on-One interviews and the start of Fantini’s At-Booth Product Demo series.

Tuesday’s CEO One-on-One Interviews:

AXESnetwork CEO Earle Hall
Catena Media CEO Michael Daly
Eilers & Krejcik Principal Todd Eilers
Galaxy Gaming CEO Todd Cravens
Global Payments Gaming Solutions CEO Chris Justice
Interblock CEO John Connelly
Konami Gaming CEO Steve Sutherland
Novomatic Americas CEO Rick Meitzler
Scientific Games CEO of Gaming Matt Wilson

All videos will be posted as they become available at: https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/g2e/g2e-2021-ceo-one-on-one-interviews.html


Tuesday’s At-Booth Product Demos:

AGS
Ainsworth
Aristocrat
AXESnetwork
Everi
IGT
Interblock

These videos will be posted as they become available at:
https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/g2e/g2e-2021-at-booth-product-demos.html

LAS VEGAS (October 5, 2021) – In a first that changes the gaming industry forever, Aristocrat Gaming™ will release specialty Dune slot games in casinos timed to the U.S. theatrical release of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ highly-anticipated Dune film.
 
This new game development of releasing timed to a major film’s theatrical release is a landmark in entertainment and further demonstrates Aristocrat’s leadership and commitment to innovation. Furthermore, a release of this kind deepens the ties between the gaming and filmed entertainment industries.
 
“We are thrilled to have the privilege of releasing the Dune slot game alongside the feature film for the first time in company history,” said Jon Hanlin, Aristocrat Gaming’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Strategy and Business Analytics. “Once players leave the movie theater, they can continue the story and fun on casino floors nationwide.”
 
An adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestselling book from Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049), Dune is scheduled to open around the world beginning September 15, and in the US on October 22 in theaters and on HBO Max. Dune the slot game will feature a generous number of sights and sounds from the film with themed game play unique to the game.
 
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Dune the slot game appears, appropriately, on Aristocrat’s new and technologically advanced Neptune Double™ cabinet. Neptune Double provides players with an out-of-this-world theatrical style experience with curved 49-inch monitors and 4K visuals, state-of-the-art sound, and a custom-designed, adjustable sound chair.
 
Dune the slot game has a $500,000 multi-site progressive jackpot. Unique to Dune the slot game are new mechanics such as multiplier stacks, which add increased volatility and excitement to the base game, and frequent scatter triggered features use proven game mechanics in new ways.
 

Bonus Spin Xtreme™ Wins ‘Gold’ in Gaming & Technology Awards; Director of Sales Jamie Smith Named Among ‘Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40’

 

LAS VEGAS – October 5, 2021 – AGS (NYSE: AGS) or (the “Company”) today announced that its Table Products division won two key industry awards this week during the Global Gaming Expo (“G2E”) at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas. AGS’ Bonus Spin Xtreme™ progressive side bet system won the coveted Gold award in the Gaming & Technology Awards, while the Company’s Director of Sales — Table Games Jamie Smith was named among the ‘Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40’.

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Jamie Smith                                                                                              Bonus Spin Xtreme            

                  
AGS’ Senior Vice President of Table Products John Hemberger said, “We couldn’t be more thrilled that Bonus Spin Xtreme got the recognition it deserved. From the get-go, this product has been a game changer that has helped AGS in its pursuit to be the No. 1 table game progressives company in the world. We are also proud to recognize the captain of our Sales team – Jamie Smith – as a rising star in gaming. Jamie’s positive energy and laser-focus on winning have fueled the efforts of our Sales team and our ability to grow our footprint with leading-edge products like Bonus Spin Xtreme. Her leadership will continue to drive us forward as we capitalize on the significant greenfield in front of us.”

The annual GGB Gaming & Technology Awards are the industry’s most prestigious awards for technology, products, and services that enhance the gaming experience. Last year, Bonus Spin Xtreme won the Silver award for ‘Best Table-Game Product or Innovation,’ and this year the judges selected it to win the top Gold award. Bonus Spin Xtreme was also shortlisted in the 2021 Global Gaming Awards as ‘Product Innovation of the Year’, recognized because it is the only table progressive which can link all tables within a casino and offer a single shared progressive jackpot. At this year’s G2E, customers will see how AGS has expanded the player universe by allowing Bonus Spin Xtreme integration onto community-style games like roulette, craps, and baccarat – a first of its kind.


The Emerging Leaders of Gaming program through The Innovation Group annually honors young professionals making significant impacts in the casino gaming industry. Smith was selected from more than 125 candidates nominated and is being recognized for being well equipped to lead the industry out of these extraordinary times and uniquely informed to direct its future.

LAS VEGAS – (October 4, 2021) Sightline Payments LLC and IGT, a subsidiary of International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT), today announced a partnership to deliver cashless gaming solutions through Sightline’s award-winning digital commerce platform Play+ and IGT’s IGTPay™ full-service funding solution, Resort Wallet™ cashless solution and PlaySports sports betting platform.

Play+ has been added as a funding method into IGT’s land based cashless wagering solution of IGTPay and Resort Wallet. By adding Play+ into IGTPay, players can fund their Resort Wallet accounts via Play+ and then use those funds for gaming and entertainment at casino properties. Consumers have come to expect the convenience of cashless payment options in their everyday lives, and this partnership will enable operators to provide a convenient, cost-effective, and safer alternative to paying with cash.

“Our technology enhances the gaming experience for both players and operators and working in tandem with IGT’s complementary suite of products will help us transform even more traditional casino floors into fully cashless ecosystems,” said Sightline Co-CEO Joe Pappano. “This partnership will provide players with the greatest variety of funding and withdrawal options while driving increased engagement and loyalty through a seamless digital payments ecosystem.”

“Collaborating with Sightline’s complementary technology will enable the gaming floors powered by the IGT ADVANTAGE system with the IGTPay and Resort Wallet solutions to provide an unparalleled, cashless gaming experience by offering Play+ as a funding method for players,” said Ryan Reddy, IGT Senior Vice President VLT, Systems and Payments. “The demand for cashless gaming solutions is at an all-time high and increasing rapidly, so this partnership will help operators give their patrons the convenience they’re looking for in a safe, secure, and seamless manner.”

The digital options made available by this partnership will empower customers with robust tools to self-monitor and govern their own spending and gaming behavior. Guests can track spending, set daily or hourly spending limits, and more, while casinos will have increased visibility and tools to ensure that guests are gaming responsibly.

Both Sightline and IGT will be exhibiting at the Global Gaming Expo 2021 in Las Vegas from October 4-7. To learn more about this partnership, stop by Sightline’s booth 4353 and IGT’s booth 3659.

About Sightline Payments
Sightline Payments is the U.S. sports betting and casino gaming market’s leading digital payments provider and mobile app developer. Sightline leverages cutting-edge technology to apply modern solutions to a traditionally cash-based industry projected to grow to more than $150 billion in the next few years. Sightline’s Play+ solution gives consumers a safe, secure, and responsible way to fund their online and in-person gaming activities and enables casinos to offer cashless wagering options across the entire property. With more than 1.5 million accounts and 70+ partners across the sports betting, lottery, racing, and online and brick-and-mortar casino markets, Sightline is uniquely positioned to transform the traditional gaming landscape. Learn more at SightlinePayments.com.

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 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.
October 4, 2021 - Fantini Research is once again back at G2E, interviewing the gaming industry’s most influential CEOs covering topics including the future of their companies, industry trends and must-see products displayed at the show.

Monday’s CEO One-on-One Interviews:

John Acres, Acres Manufacturing

David Lopez, AGS

Bill Miller, American Gaming Association

Trevor Croker, Aristocrat

Mike Rumbolz, Everi

Mike Dreitzer, Gaming Arts

James Maida, GLI

Renato Ascoli, IGT

Lorne Weil, Inspired

Mike Pollock, Spectrum Gaming


All videos will be posted as they become available at: https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/g2e/g2e-2021-ceo-one-on-one-interviews.html.

IGT's VIP sports betting and gaming solution wins top prize in "Best Consumer-Service Technology" category of esteemed awards program

 

LONDON, Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its CrystalBetting™ Terminal with multigame content won Gold in the "Best Consumer-Service Technology" category of the 2021 GGB Gaming & Technology Awards. IGT recently named this unique hardware and software combination, IGT's CrystalFlex. Sponsored by highly respected Global Gaming Business Magazine, the GGB Gaming & Technology Awards are judged by a diverse panel of gaming industry professionals and recognize and encourage innovation and technology in the rapidly changing casino industry.

IGT’s CrystalBetting Terminal with Multigame Content Wins Gold in 2021 GGB Gaming & Technology Awards

IGT's CrystalFlex delivers the ultimate VIP betting and gaming experience. The private carrol gives players a comfortable space to place pre-game and in-game sports wagers, watch multiple live sporting events simultaneously, and enjoy the legendary Game King X® content bundle, which includes player-preferred slots, keno and video poker games, on a single gaming machine and with the same funds. For added player enjoyment, the solution is equipped with a headphone jack and mobile device charging port.

"Each year the Global Gaming Business team is impressed with the quality and serviceability of the next-generation products and solutions entered into the GGB Gaming & Technology Awards," said Roger Gros, Global Gaming Business Magazine Publisher."IGT's CrystalBetting Terminal with its multigame bundle is incredibly deserving of the Gold award in the 'Best Consumer-Service Technology,' as it gives players supreme flexibility and convenience for how, when and where they enjoy their favorite gaming entertainment."

"IGT's CrystalBetting Terminal with multigame content winning the 'Best Consumer-Service Technology' reinforces the uniqueness of this product and its capacity to differentiate our customers' gaming floors and evolve the player experience," said Enrico Drago, IGT CEO Digital & Betting. "As retail sports betting expands across the U.S., so does the player demand for innovative and play-driving self-service betting solutions such as IGT's CrystalFlex."

IGT's CrystalFlex will join hundreds of other IGT casino, iGaming and sports betting solutions in the Company's G2E booth 3659 at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Oct. 5-7. To learn more about IGT PlaySports visit igt.com/PlaySports or follow us on LinkedIn.

Highlights Latest Product Offerings at Management Presentation

 

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 4, 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 that at its investor and analyst presentation in conjunction with the 2021 Global Gaming Expo ("G2E"), the Company tightened its outlook for 2021 full year net income and Adjusted EBITDA to the top end of the previously provided range. The Company now expects that 2021 full year net income will be $90 million to $95 million and Adjusted EBITDA will be $337 million to $342 million. Everi had previously expected 2021 full year net income of $87 million to $95 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $332 million to $342 million. The updated full year guidance demonstrates meaningful ongoing annual growth compared to 2020 and pre-pandemic 2019 results, even as the current COVID-19 pandemic environment persists.

"Everi's focus on providing casino operators and players with innovative products as a result of our ongoing investment in the development of new products is a key driver of our growth," said Michael Rumbolz, Everi Chairman and CEO. "As we execute on our plans that lead to the expected record setting financial results for 2021, we are also establishing an even stronger foundation for continued growth in 2022 and beyond."

Company Discusses Its Latest Expanded Offering of New Products
Dean Ehrlich, Everi Executive Vice President and Games Business Leader shared highlights of the Company's newest products on display at G2E that are designed to further enhance its leading position in the high-denomination mechanical reel segment and expand the depth and breadth of its growing video portfolio. Highlighted products (click here) also included Everi's latest premium titles, the next-generation TournEvent® platform and the latest form factor – a new three-reel mechanical cabinet. Dean Ehrlich, said, "The latest addition to our three-reel mechanical lineup – Player Classic Signature – is inspired by our long-term success with delivering top-performing mechanical games. This cabinet is built for the future and yet classic in its appeal for the player demographic."

David Lucchese, Everi Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Digital shared highlights on the growth factors that are driving the Company's Business-to-Business ("B2B") iGaming expansion.  David Lucchese said, "Everi is on a strong growth track with our Digital Gaming business, as we benefit from the ongoing expansion of B2B iGaming solutions into new jurisdictions as well as growth within existing jurisdictions. Added growth comes from increasing our portfolio of games (click here), expanding our roster of integrated online customer sites, and developing high-performing customized games for customers."

Darren Simmons, Everi Executive Vice President and FinTech Business Leader shared highlights on the latest product additions to the Company's Digital Neighborhood of comprehensive financial, casino loyalty and compliance products and service solutions, which incorporate customer-centric features that significantly increase the efficiency of casino operations. Highlighted products (click here) included CashClub Wallet® cashless wallet technology, the Company's jackpot management system, enhancements to its growing casino loyalty platform and Everi's next-generation Anti-Money Laundering compliance platform. Darren Simmons said, "Our CashClub Wallet is an important hub within the comprehensive integrated product network that forms our Digital Neighborhood. We believe our cashless wallet technology creates new operational efficiencies with existing infrastructure across the entire casino ecosystem, while providing casino guests with a convenient, end-to-end mobile funding experience."

The expected outlook announced in this release contains forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ from this outlook, and such differences may be material.

Join Our G2E Cast of Dancing Tiki Men, Lucky Cats, Chubby Chickens, Looming Tigers, and Vivid Samurais in Booth No. 1253


LAS VEGAS – October 4, 2021 – AGS (NYSE: AGS) or (the “Company”) invites you to a Global Gaming Expo (“G2E”) experience like no other in booth No. 1253 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas October 5-7. You’ll be transported to an effortlessly cool, metropolitan block party, where you can relax, reconnect, and rock-out while surrounded by dancing tiki men, lucky cats, chubby chickens, looming tigers, and vivid samurais; these lively slot characters debut in AGS’ robust product lineup for G2E, which spans Slots, Table Products, and online social and real money games.


AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, “For us, this year’s G2E is all about the games and the opportunity to reconnect. It’s been two years since our customers have come together for this event, so our emphasis is on products and the characters, which includes our energetic game characters as well as AGS’ own cast of team members. Gaming is meant to entertain and to be fun, and as customers enter our booth, they will feel these themes permeate throughout. We also took the opportunity this year to be more streamlined and intentional in our showcase. The key takeaways for customers will be very clear: 1) the depth of content and eye-catching, flexible configurations in our Slot business, 2) industry-leading progressives in our Tables division, and 3) our growing game library in Interactive.”


AGS’ Slot showcase will demonstrate a thoughtfully curated lineup of games and configurations for the Class II, Class III, historical horse racing, and international markets. Highlights include:

Compelling New Configurations with Exciting Game Families

• A new in-line configuration for the Orion Curve Premium platform, designed for elevated merchandising and social distancing, and featuring new titles:

     * Golden Catch™, launching the Wild Catch™ family, which highlights AGS’ use of VSync technology to create a community-style experience on the 49-inch portrait monitors as sea life floats from one game to the next, delivering winning potential as they go.
     * Player-selectable multi-denom Mega Boost games Wheel Charge™ and WheelCharred™, offering an upgradeable boosting wheel, cash on reels, and rewarding free games.

• A 360-degree overhead digital display and game-themed spacers for the Orion Curve Premium platform, boasting new Ultimate Choice Jackpots™ games Atlantis Riches® and Pots O’Luck™. These games feature an entertaining free games bonus with a persistent wild reel feature and exhilarating jackpot pick bonus.


Feature and Character-Rich Experiences on Starwall x Orion

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• The debut of the Epic Reels™ family launching with stunning traditional Japanese art-style games Musha™ and Mouko™. These titles feature a hold-and-win mechanic, dual wheel bonus, and enhanced synchronization with the Starwall.

• The Prize Stacks™ family will feature Tiki Jungle™ and Tiki Shores™, two vibrant island-themed games. These two games offer frequent appearances by a fun-loving tiki man and stir up a buzz on the Starwall as cascading wins add anticipation and the reels grow during free games for potentially bigger wins.


In Table Products, the main products taking center stage are:

• The three-time award-winning Bonus Spin Xtreme progressive side bet system with a special spotlight on roulette. Showcasing its ability to connect and provide a single progressive jackpot for all table games, this innovative product has been a smash hit since launch. For this year’s show, customers will see how AGS has expanded the player universe by allowing integration onto community-style games like roulette, craps, and baccarat – a first of its kind.

• AGS’ newest card shuffler – the Pax S single-deck packet shuffler. Designed for all specialty games, the sleek Pax S features sophisticated, secure card recognition technology and fits into existing table cutouts for ease of installation.


From AGS Interactive, highlights include:

• Proven AGS land-based game content that is performing well online, including Capital Gains, Fu Nan Fu Nu, Golden Wins, Jade Dragons, and Rakin’ Bacon!

• Now live in Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ontario, and Quebec’s online markets, AGS game titles are available to i-Gaming operators across the globe.