On the occasion of the SAGSE 2020 Awards, NOVOMATIC proudly won the award for the
“Best Electronic Roulette” as well as the “Best Land-based Progressive”.


Alan Burak, Vice President of Monografie, said: "The SAGSE Awards 2020 recognize last year’s
most outstanding companies, which have led this industry’s journey towards recovery. The whole
gaming industry has shown its strength, and adaptability based on social responsibility, health and
safety measures, and above all, innovation in every aspect: This is and will be the comprehensive
boost for the main players of the sector.”


The SAGSE Awards are based on an independent industry jury of over 2,500 votes from customers
and industry participants all over Latin America. 30 categories comprise the diverse industry
segments including land-based, online and lotteries, as well as many other industry players such
as media and gaming labs. This year’s award ceremony took place within the framework of the
SAGSE powered Play’n GO event at the Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo on February, 24th.
NOVOMATIC was among the proud winners, with awards for the “Best Electronic Roulette” offering
including the NOVO UNITY™ II, Lotus Roulette™ and single player Pinball Roulette™ as well as
for the hugely popular THUNDERCASH™ Link as the “Best Land-based Progressive”. Both are
player favourites across the Latin American region.


Max Bauer, NOVOMATIC V.P. LATAM & Caribbean, said: “It makes me particularly proud to see
this recognition, knowing first-hand how diligently our teams in each country worked with our
customers to find the best configuration, placement and promotions for our THUNDERCASH™
Progressive.”


Congratulations also came from the Austrian headquarters from the newly appointed V.P. Global
Sales, Jakob Rothwangl: “My congratulations and thanks to all our LATAM teams for their hard
work and dedication.”

Karen Sierra-Hughes Named Top Leader in Land-based and
Online Gaming Categories

 
LAS VEGAS (February 25, 2021) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has been named Best Laboratory in the SAGSE Awards 2020. Additionally, GLI’s Vice President of Latin America & Caribbean Karen Sierra-Hughes was named a Top Leader in the Land-based and Online Gaming categories.
 
According to event organizers, the SAGSE Awards 2020 celebrate and honor the companies that have excelled in the past year, leading the industry's path to recovery. Winners were chosen via online popular vote.
 
“We are grateful to our industry peers for naming GLI the winner of the Best Laboratory category in the SAGSE Awards 2020, and we congratulate Karen for being named a Top Leader in both the land-based industry and online gaming categories,” said GLI President/CEO James Maida.

“During this challenging time for the world and for our rapidly changing industry, every GLI team member around the world continues to work hard every day to give our clients the confidence and critical local insight needed to explore new markets. We are honored and indeed humbled to be recognized by our industry peers for our work. We join our industry partners in being particularly grateful to Karen for her outstanding leadership in the dynamically changing and exciting Latin America and Caribbean region where she and her team has been known as the ‘go-to-people’ for the critical information needed to enter the LatAm gaming markets,” he added.

The SAGSE organization is well-known for the quality of the events they produce and for the many years they have dedicated to supporting the Latin American industry, especially during these unprecedented times where their virtual events brought us all together to keep us informed and hopeful for the future.

Late last year, GLI was named Best Test Lab in the Baltics and Best Test Lab in the Nordics in the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards 2020. Also, Sierra-Hughes received Latin American Gaming Hall of Fame’s prestigious Recognition Award at the 2019 Juegos Miami gaming conference and was listed in the 2019 iGaming Business Magazine´s 10 Most Influential Women List. In Latin America, the Caribbean, and around the world, GLI helps you meet your goals, plain and simple. No matter the platform, geography, or unique challenge, GLI gives you the assurance and guidance you need.? Get started at https://gaminglabs.com/.

Thursday, 25th February 2021 – Inspired Entertainment, Inc (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) is pleased to announce the launch of Top ‘O’ the Bonus™, a classic Irish-themed 6×4 reel, 50-line slot game, available online and on mobile devices.

Giving players a chance to experience the luck of the Irish, Top ‘O’ the Bonus boasts elements of a classic slot with Inspired’s unique Free Spins bonus accumulator feature.

With its vibrant and colourful reels, the game’s bonus round is triggered by three or more scatters. Landing the bonus activates the “Pick Me” feature, revealing the Top ‘O’ the Bonus amount up to x100. The player then enters the Free Spins game with sticky wilds, which will accumulate wins until the player achieves a single win of greater than or equal to the Top ‘O’ the Bonus amount.

Claire Osborne, VP of Interactive at Inspired, said: “Top ‘O’ the Bonus has evolved from Inspired’s top performing fruit-themed classic, Big Bonus™. With its highly popular Irish theme and rich graphics, Top ‘O’ the Bonus has a solid math profile that we know players love. It features our innovative free spins bonuses to create an exciting, highly interactive and an entertaining experience for players, just in time for St. Patrick’s day!”

Top ‘O’ the Bonus is a medium volatility game with a return to player (RTP) rate of 95.61%, aimed at the casual casino player.

Head over to Inspired’s website to sample Top ‘O’ the Bonus here: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games/top-o-the-bonus/

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

Iconic Las Vegas Strip property converts to state-of-the-art CMS connecting slots, table games, and retail point-of-sales

LONDON, Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that it is replacing a competitor's system with its state-of-the-art IGT ADVANTAGE® Casino Management System (CMS) at the iconic Circus Circus hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada.

"Circus Circus has continuously focused on delivering entertaining experiences for our guests, and our conversion to the IGT ADVANTAGE CMS will modernize our gaming floor, significantly streamlining our operations and helping to enhance patron loyalty and the overall player experience," said Stephan Angeles, Circus Circus Vice President of Finance. 

"By converting to the IGT ADVANTAGE system, Circus Circus is enhancing its efficiency and performance, while also ensuring long-term capacity for future growth as gaming technology and player preferences continue to evolve," said Ryan Reddy, IGT Senior Vice President of Global Product Management for VLT, Systems and Payments. "Our flexible, modular system, which easily integrates with third-party solutions, will transform Circus Circus' gaming technology infrastructure, helping them to grow their business while intensifying their focus on delivering highly engaging experiences to their patrons."

The IGT ADVANTAGE CMS leverages nearly three decades of performance in the field to help drive business outcomes and improve operational efficiency. The Circus Circus deployment, planned for Q2 of 2021, will connect all 1,100 machines as well as table games, and will integrate with the property's food and beverage, retail point-of-sale and hotel management systems.

The IGT ADVANTAGE CMS core delivery will include Patron Management, a powerful tool for building customized events and promotions; Machine Accounting, which streamlines and simplifies reporting; the EZPay ticketing solution; and Cage and Table Accounting.

The deployment will also include implementation of IGT's NexGen player tracking hardware, offering players a means to view account information, messaging, awards, and bonusing applications.

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

Australian slot machine developer Ainsworth Game Technology Limited (AGT) has entered into a new five year US$35 million secured credit facility with the US-based Western Alliance Bancorporation, with the majority of the proceeds already used to pay down other debt.

Ainsworth said Friday that it has used US$28 million of the new facility to “extinguish all Company obligations under the prior revolving credit facility with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ Bank).“

The company’s United States subsidiary, Ainsworth Game Technology Inc, is listed as borrower of the new facility with its parent firms AGT Pty Ltd and Ainsworth Game Technology Limited serving as guarantors.

More information will be provided when the company releases its results for the six months to 31 December 2020 this Thursday. Ainsworth revealed earlier this month that it expects to report a loss of around AU$14 million (US$10.8 million), having previously recorded a loss of AU$43 million (US$33.8 million) for the year ended 30 June 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19.
Investor Insights

Best Ideas from the Best Investors

PRESS RELEASE February 18, 2021


GREEN’S TOP PICKS

Penn Capital’s Chief Investment Officer Eric Green is a successful gaming investor with an eye for value and overlooked ideas.

Green shares his best ideas in an Investor Insights video interview produced by Fantini Research and sponsored by Global Payments Gaming Solutions.

Among Green’s best ideas:

• GAN, a platform provider positioned to capitalize on the growth in online gaming and sports betting.

• Golden Entertainment is a Nevada-focused casino, slot routes and tavern operator with a $20 stock yet likely to generate $4 a share in free cash flow next year.

• Bally Corp, a fast-growing regional casino operator also positioned to capitalize on sports betting and iGaming.

Green’s full interview: https://youtu.be/FEZTdUchmNk.


Green’s interview is the second Investor Insights video. The service debuted last week with an interview with renowned investor Jason Ader, which can be viewed at https://youtu.be/-lWIUc40DPQ.


Investor Insights completes the portfolio of Insights video interviews - each offering a special perspective to investors and gaming executives.


OTHER INSIGHTS VIDEO INTERVIEWS

CEO Insights, sponsored by International Game Technology features CEOs of leading gaming companies offering outlooks of their companies and for the industry. These interviews are posted at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html

Emerging Insights, sponsored by Everi Holdings, features CEOs of emerging companies and examines up-and-coming trends and technologies. All of the videos can be seen at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/emerging-insights.html.

Public Policy Insights, sponsored by Gaming Laboratories International, features leading regulators, legislators and others key to developing public policy for the gaming industry. These videos are at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/public-policy-insights.html.

 

For more information, contact Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at +1 302 730 3793 or ADiem@FantiniResearch.com.

LAS VEGAS (February 18, 2021) – Advanced technology for players, operators, and slot techs combines with a new compelling game library to create an out-of-this world experience in Aristocrat Gaming’s™ all-new cabinet, the MarsX™ Portrait.
 
The original MarsX™ was a breakthrough in cabinet design and instantly became a favorite of players and operators alike. Now, with the MarsX Portrait, Aristocrat has created a new picture of innovation.

Advanced technology
MarsX Portrait boasts a wealth of advanced technology that creates a more intuitive and fun gaming experience. Gen9 components drive MarsX Portrait’s ability to spin fast, and the action plays out on the 43” curved ultra high-definition monitor, tall enough to allow for exciting growing reels action. And while the action may be hot, the MarsX Portrait never is, thanks to a specially designed chimney that redirects heat quietly away from both the player and critical components.
 
Technology for players
MarsX Portrait gives players an experience they have been craving. The curved screen is a 4k display capable of showing 16.7 billon colors for unsurpassed visuals. Sight meets sound with MarsX Portrait’s 4.1 Spatial KineticSound that creates a perfect soundscape for every game’s unique journey. A virtual button deck has a dynamic bash button and wireless USB charging. Players will also love the portrait’s game action, including growing reels, Cash on Reels, Hold & Spin, and multiple jackpot levels.
 
Technology for operators and slot techs
Operators and slot floor staff will appreciate MarsX Portrait’s super hi-def toppers and vibrant wedges that create visual destinations and attract players. Slot techs will love several innovations that are a dramatic leap forward in cabinet design. The virtual button desk is constructed of Corning’s Gorilla Glass® for a near indestructible quality, and the bash button design allows for quick and easy in-field replacement. The front door is positioned on hydraulic hinges, a patented electro-mechanical latch provides greater security with an embedded optic coupler, and a secondary power switch is located on the front of the cabinet door. MarsX Portrait addresses BVs and printers with dedicated cash drop doors, and a pop-up track for ticket printers.
 
Innovative new game library
Aristocrat created a new games library specifically for the MarsX Portrait, leading with three new game families. The Cash Across™ family was created for core players who thrill to the excitement of big wins, reel expansion, and jackpot potential. Launch titles are Horses of Helios™ and Savanna Lion™.
 
The player-favorite Fu Dai Lian Lian™ gets an added persistent boost mode to enhance the fun in FU DAI LIAN LIAN BOOST PEACOCK™ and FU DAI LIAN LIAN BOOST TIGER™.
 
The fun and excitement is tripled in the new Triple Grand Fortunes™ family of games with game titles Triple Grand Fortunes™ Fu Grand™, Triple Grand Fortunes™ Lu Grand™, and Triple Grand Fortunes™ Shou Grand™.
 

Dazzling Merchandising Package for Company’s Orion Portrait™ Cabinet Offers Operators Affordable Premium Package that Adds Dramatic Attraction and Game Immersion
 

LAS VEGAS – February 18, 2021 – AGS’ Starwall x Orion (“Starwall”) immersive video canvas reached a milestone this month, surpassing 350 games at 55 casinos across North America, delivering an affordable, premium integrated merchandising solution and Starwall-specific game content for the Company’s high-performing Orion Portrait slot cabinet.
 

AGS started taking orders for the Starwall in the spring 2020, and despite the global pandemic, the product has consistently performed above expectations and has won two innovation awards – the Silver Medal for ‘Best Slot Product’ in the 2019 Gaming & Technology Awards, and the Gold Award in the ‘Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Awards 2020’.
 

AGS Senior Vice President of Sales Adam Whitehurst said, “The Starwall is an absolute showstopper, recognized by operators for its ability to activate just about any area of a casino floor with its vibrancy, its game synchronization, and its ability to deliver a theater-like experience to players. Whether it is installed in the middle of a casino or along a wall, the Starwall illuminates the casino floor.”
 

A first-of-its kind, the Starwall combines hundreds of direct-view LED tiles to create a seamless video backdrop measuring 8 ½-feet wide by 8 ½-feet deep. Fitting sleekly and securely with three-packs and six-packs of premium Orion Portrait games, the Starwall adds attraction through high-impact motion graphics and celebratory animations complementary to the game theme.
 

AGS launched the Starwall in Class III and Class II markets with its new 88 Tian Lun™ family – starting with Jade Wins Deluxe® and Golden Wins Deluxe®. The game titles offer the same proven player-favorite features that have made the classic Jade Wins® and Golden Wins® casino-floor top performers, while adding a thrilling bonus wheel.
 

And the Company is developing a robust library of follow-on Starwall titles, including new 88 Tian Lun titles Grand Ox Wins™ and Piggy Wins™, followed by Lucky Panda™ and Phoenix Magic™. Another new family, Golden Dragons™, will debut later this year, featuring AGS’ first player-selectable multi-denomination games.
 

Whitehurst said, “We are excited about the early Starwall performance and are confident that this is just the beginning of the potential for this product, with a strong lineup of new follow-on game titles and our development team’s focus on adding even more immersion and interaction with game-play from both a visual and audio perspective.”

NOVOMATIC continues the transformation begun last year by restructuring the Sales and Production Departments. All sales units are, effective immediately, bundled under Jakob Rothwangl's management, and the entire Production Department is now centrally managed by Walter Eschbacher. The focus is on increasing efficiency and amplifying synergy potential.

NOVOMATIC Executive Board Member Ryszard Presch underscores the decision: “We are using this pandemic to improve internal processes, and are restructuring the Production and Sales Departments as part of the transformation process we began last year. We are pleased to have Jakob Rothwangl and Walter Eschbacher, both experienced, long-term managers at NOVOMATIC, take over leadership in these important segments, and are certain their work will guarantee continuity and efficiency.”

The Global Sales Department will, in the future, focus on new customer acquisition and increasing international networking activities, while also improving upon the already excellent customer care for existing internal and external customers. The Production and Logistics Department will, for the first time, consolidate the Production, Purchasing, Logistics, and Custom Manufacture Departments for the electronics, joinery, printing, and plastics manufacturing segments, allowing for faster, more efficient processes.

Jakob Rothwangl, VP Global Sales NOVOMATIC AG: “I would like to say thank you for this wonderful new challenge and for the trust placed in me as I accept this opportunity to reorganize and optimize Group Sales. The top priority is to maximize customer satisfaction by developing and selling high-quality products and services perfectly matched to the needs of our customers and their markets.”

Walter Eschbacher, Director Production & Logistics NOVOMATIC AG: “The new Production & Logistics Department consolidates closely connected segments into a single department in order to react even more quickly to changing market requirements. My focus will be on establishing new production processes and making use of synergy potentials in order to shorten delivery times and therefore guarantee that the company and its Austrian production locations remain competitive.”

Jakob Rothwangl left the banking sector to join the NOVOMATIC AG Group in 2008. He worked for NOVOMATIC in the USA where, together with experienced industry managers Jens Halle and Rick Meitzler, now CEO of NOVOMATIC Americas, he helped to set up the sales organization as part of market entry in the Americas. As the Managing Director of NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions GmbH, Rothwangl was also heavily involved in implementation of a comprehensive restructuring program within that company. In 2019, he returned to NOVOMATIC’s headquarters where, among other things, he serves as Managing Director of a subsidiary and leads a variety of international projects.

Walter Eschbacher joined NOVOMATIC in 2012, and, as an authorized signatory, is responsible for the Procurement, Logistics, Warehousing, and IMS Departments. The Procurement Department and warehouse logistics processes were modernized under his leadership. In addition, the introduction of an IMS within the company led to an increase in material synergies between quality, environmental, and occupational safety management. The successful implementation or introduction of ISO certifications for quality, environment, and occupational safety, leading to a significant reduction in accidents at work at Gumpoldskirchen and other locations, was achieved under his leadership. Before joining NOVOMATIC, Eschbacher was a successful manager for well known Austrian corporations, including Liebherr Austria Holding and ENGEL Austria GmbH.

Contract with leading provider of gaming machines extended for further five years    

  

MOTO, the UK’s largest motorway service operator, is pleased to announce the extension of its partnership with Playnation, part of Inspired Entertainment, a leading provider of gaming machines, who will continue to provide its entertainment services across all MOTO sites.   

  

Playnation has a long-standing relationship with MOTO, providing customers with some of the best adult gaming machines across the motorway service infrastructure. Given the success of this partnership and the proven popularity of their products, MOTO is pleased to extend this relationship for a further five years. Playnation will embark upon a full product refresh to upgrade their existing gaming offering and systems to enhance the customer experience.  

  

Peter Davies, Managing Director of Playnation at Inspired Entertainment adds:   

  

“We have a strong and long-lasting relationship with MOTO, and we are thrilled to renew our partnership. MOTO is a leader in their sector, and we are excited to continue to build our collaborative and strategic relationship that will bring best-in-class hardware, platform, content and innovation to the UK motorway service infrastructure.”    

  

 Nick Tatum, Moto Hospitality’s Chief Customer Officer commented: 

  

Moto are delighted to extend our current partnership with Playnation.  

  

Playnation offer a first-class product and service model and we look forward to providing our customers with leading products and game content across our motorway locations. 

LONDON – Feb. 17, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) announced today that its omnichannel Powerbucks® Slots awarded back-to-back life-changing jackpots in January. Within hours of each other, two lucky online slots players won a combined total of more than CA$2.5 million in top prizes playing Wheel of Fortune® Exotic Far East on Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s OLG.ca.

On Jan. 20, the first online Powerbucks slots player won CA$1,582,205 and a few hours later, another player hit the jackpot for CA$1,002,272.

“These back-to-back jackpot wins are unprecedented for IGT’s Powerbucks link, and the fact that these two players won playing the same game in the same online casino adds to the excitement,” said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President Canada, South and Central America. “Since going live in Ontario a little over a year ago, IGT’s award-winning Powerbucks link has awarded six million-dollar-plus jackpots to OLG.ca players. As the world’s first omnichannel wide area progressive game, Powerbucks continues to engage online players, build significant jackpot liquidity and deliver big wins to players throughout Canada.”

 

“It’s thrilling for us to be able to say OLG.ca players have won many prizes including these life-changing jackpots with IGT’s Powerbucks progressive,” said Wilma Chan, OLG Vice President of Product Management. “As Ontario’s only regulated online casino, we are proud OLG.ca offers a wide range of exciting games with industry leading customer processes such as play limits, where all proceeds benefit Ontario.”

IGT’s Powerbucks links the jackpot prize pool between gaming machines found in casinos with games available on mobile devices and desktop computers. Powerbucks slots has paid 24 jackpots of $1 million or more since its Canadian debut in 2016.

Seamless integration with IGTPay™ funding gateway offers players secure access to bank accounts for online, mobile, and land-based cashless gaming

LONDON – Feb. 16, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT)
announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (“IGT”), has extended its
agreement with supplier Global Payments Gaming Solutions (“Global Payments”) to continue
enabling guaranteed Automated Clearing House (ACH) bank funds transfers through seamless
integration with IGT’s proprietary IGTPay™ payment gateway. The agreement extends IGT’s
previous agreement with Global Payments to a minimum term of five years.

Once a player registers with Global Payments’ VIP Preferred® service via IGTPay, they can
transfer funds digitally between their bank account and Cashless Wagering Account in a single
step, without having to enter their information for each transaction.

“Our solutions drive industry-leading gaming experiences,” said Christopher Justice,
president, Global Payments Gaming Solutions. “This agreement enables IGT to access our
VIP Preferred network, the industry’s premier way to provide gaming patrons easy and
convenient access to funding via bank accounts, providing a seamless and frictionless way to
access cash for gaming. More than 3.5 million patrons rely on Global Payments’ VIP Preferred
for simple, secure, and responsible play.”


“Players are more likely to embrace cashless technology when the experience is simple,
convenient, and offers a wide range of funding sources, including direct, secure access to their
bank accounts,” said Ryan Reddy, IGT Vice President, VLT, Systems and Payments
Products. “As cashless adoption continues to grow in the gaming industry, we’re proud to offer
Global Payments’ trusted and proven service to our customers and their patrons as an
integrated feature of our proprietary IGTPay funding gateway.”

Global Payments, which processes approximately $5 billion in transactions each year, provides
IGT with one of four types of funding sources available to players through the IGTPay gateway.
In addition to bank account access, players can also access credit card, debit card, and eWallet
accounts to fund their Cashless Wagering Accounts. The IGTPay solution can include support
from IGT’s experienced Payments team, which provides all aspects of payment-related
services.


IGT’s relationship with Global Payments began in 2016 as a digital funding transfer method for
IGT’s iLottery product offering. The relationship expanded in 2018 through its integration with
the IGTPay online payment gateway for its digital PlayLottery offering and has since expanded
across IGT’s digital verticals. It is now also available for land-based cashless gaming through
IGT’s turnkey Resort Wallet™ product suite, part of the IGT ADVANTAGE® casino management
system product family.


IGT’s Resort Wallet solution offers two flexible variations of IGT’s cashless offering for landbased casinos: cardless and carded. The player’s PIN-protected Cashless Wagering Account
can fund both variations either digitally through bank accounts, credit cards, debit cards, and
eWallets via IGTPay, or through cash deposits at the casino cashier, kiosks and slot machines.
With Resort Wallet cardless cashless, players use a mobile app to access their Cashless
Wagering Account, tap their smartphone on a slot machine to card in, and transfer funds
electronically to the game. For carded cashless, players use a loyalty club card to access their
Cashless Wagering Account, insert their card into a slot machine, and transfer the funds into the
game. 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 a casino’s other properties.


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

 

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.


About Global Payments Gaming Solutions
Global Payments Gaming Solutions, a division of Global Payments (NYSE: GPN), enables the
world’s gaming entertainment leaders to create amazing consumer experiences and maximize
spend across all of their physical and digital properties. Their complete suite of payment
solutions enables safe, secure and trusted cash access at the cage, on the casino floor, or
online. Learn more at www.globalpaymentsgaming.com.

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Inspired to Offer Retail and Online Virtuals through CAGE Sports to the Caribbean

NEW YORK and BETHESDA, Md.Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (NASDAQ: INSE) announced today it has entered into an exclusive agreement with The CAGE Companies (An RLJ Companies Majority Owned Company) and its subsidiary, CAGE Sports BV, to offer Inspired's multi-award winning virtual sports in CAGE's retail outlets and interactive channels throughout the Caribbean. CAGE is a prominent video lottery and video gaming terminal operator in the Caribbean and South America.

Inspired will provide its V-Play Plug & Play™ ("VPP") online and mobile product solution to CAGE's interactive channels through online platforms and its best-in-class virtual sports to retail venues throughout the Caribbean starting in 2021. VPP includes multiple custom sports variants for CAGE customers, including virtual cricket, which Inspired will be introducing for the first time as part of its VPP solution given the popularity of cricket in the Caribbean.

"The CAGE Companies have established themselves as the Caribbean's premier gaming route operator and Robert L. Johnson is a true visionary. We are looking forward to working with them and extending our partnership to deploy our leading content into the market," said Brooks Pierce, President and Chief Operating Officer of Inspired. "Our virtuals have proven popular in EuropeAsiaAfrica and North America and we see the Caribbean as an opportunity to showcase the strength of our overall offerings."

CAGE and its affiliates can also sublicense the products to third-party operators in the Caribbean.

"We are thrilled to be able to offer Inspired's leading virtual sports to our customer base in the Caribbean, providing an engaging betting experience and further complementing our sports betting business," said Robert L. Johnson, Founder of The RLJ Companies and Co-Founder and Majority Owner of the CAGE Companies. "With Inspired's virtuals, and cricket in particular, our customers' favorite sports seasons don't have to end and our retailers can enjoy the financial benefits of the extended season."

"We look forward to starting up our virtual sports operations in a number of Caribbean countries where CAGE Sports has existing licenses or management agreements during the late first quarter/early second quarter 2021," said Robert B. Washington, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of the CAGE Companies. "We are also excited about partnering with Inspired in creating new 'Caribbean Legends of Cricket' virtual sports games which we believe will create customer excitement in the Caribbean community and beyond," stated Robert B. Washington.

Inspired's pioneering virtual sports are popular worldwide, appealing to a wide variety of players through more than 40,000 retail channels and 100+ websites in 35 countries. Trailers and demos of the latest virtual sports offerings are available at www.inseinc.com/virtuals/.

Facilities management extension includes ongoing delivery of draw-based and instant tickets system, lottery terminals, and associated services

LONDON, Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT México Lottery, S. de R.L. de C.V. ("IGT"), has extended its agreement with La Lotería Nacional para la Asistencia Pública ("LOTENAL"), Mexico's national lottery, to continue providing an integrated draw-based/instant ticket system, draw-based lottery terminals, a communications network, and additional lottery products and ongoing services. The agreement, effective Dec. 20, 2020, extends IGT's contract with the lottery to March 2, 2022.

"For the Lotería Nacional, the extension of the contract with IGT contributes to the certainty and security that we offer to our clients in a year of great challenges for all of us, which has also been a year of transition and internal transformation," said Mario Caballero Luna, LOTENAL Chief of Advisors.

"For more than three decades, IGT has provided our Lottery customer in Mexico with the expertise, technology, and services it has needed to generate results, which ultimately benefit social and health programs," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "As LOTENAL navigates this transformational period, IGT's innovative, reliable, and proven technology will continue to be a key driver of its evolution."

IGT's ongoing services to LOTENAL include lottery game transactions and instant ticket distribution across 8,200 terminals nationwide. It also includes continuous development of new B2B retail channels; installation, repair, maintenance and monitoring of its total base of lottery terminals; retailer training; field service; call center operations and hotline management; a fixed-odds sports betting retail network; and marketing support to further enhance LOTENAL's overall product and game portfolio.

In 2019, LOTENAL merged with Mexico's Pronósticos para la Asistencia Pública lottery, and the combined new organization retained the LOTENAL name.

For more information, visit igt.com. Follow IGT on Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

Fantini Research adds to the Insights video series with launch of Investor Insights, sponsored by Global Payments Gaming Solutions and Jason Ader as first interviewee.

NEWS RELEASE - February 11, 2021


Renowned investor Jason Ader of SpringOwl Asset Management inaugurates Investor Insights, the latest addition to Fantini Research’s portfolio of Insights video interviews focused on the gaming industry.

In his 20-minute interview, Ader discusses his highly successful approach to investing, his new SPAC, 26 Capital Acquisition, the SPAC phenomenon itself and his best investment ideas in gaming.

Investor Insights is sponsored by Global Payments Gaming Solutions, a division of Global Payments Inc.

“The heart of Fantini Research has always been serving investors, and it is appropriate that we inaugurate Investor Insights with one of the most successful value investors of our generation,” Fantini Research CEO Frank Fantini said.

“We are also proud to welcome Global Payments Gaming Solutions as a sponsor. As Jason says in his interview, payments is a growth industry, and we recognize Global Payments as a leader in that space,” Fantini said.

“High-quality investment opportunities play an important role in inherently moving the gaming industry forward,” said Christopher Justice, president, Global Payments Gaming Solutions. “As a trusted market leader, Global Payments is always pleased to work with Fantini to help identify investment opportunities to benefit the industry’s leaders, regulators and legislators and advance the industry. We are proud to co-sponsor Fantini’s Investor Insights series, kicking off with Jason Ader, a renowned investor and former Wall Street Analyst at SpringOwl.”

Ader’s interview is the first for Investor Insights in which accomplished investors present their best ideas. “We expect Investor Insights will become an important service to investors,” Fantini said.

Ader’s interview can be viewed at https://youtu.be/-lWIUc40DPQ.


Other Insights interviews and links to them:

CEO Insights. Conversations with CEOs of major gaming companies at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html. CEO Insights is sponsored by International Game Technology.

Emerging Insights. CEOs discuss emerging companies and trends and technologies at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/emerging-insights.html. Emerging Insights is sponsored by Everi Holdings.

Public Policy Insights is co-presented with Spectrum Gaming. Industry leaders, regulators and key legislators discuss emerging legislation and regulation in gaming. Public Policy Insights is sponsored by Gaming Laboratories International. Interviews can be viewed at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/public-policy-insights.html.



About Fantini Research
Fantini Research publishes newsletters and provides research services for C-level executives, institutional investors and legal and regulatory professionals in the global gaming industry. The flagship product is the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, the industry’s standard source of comprehensive and timely news and analysis. Fantini’s Public Policy Review is the legal journal of the gaming industry providing news and analysis of legislative, legal and regulatory developments. It is published every Monday and with real-time bulletins as events happen. Other publications include the monthly Fantini’s National Revenue Report, a monthly compilation and analysis of US gaming revenues and trends; and, in partnership with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, the EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey, and the EILERS-FANTINI Game Performance Report, which is a monthly report on slot performance; and the Fifth Third-Fantini Distributed Gaming Report. Fantini Research also performs research services for gaming companies and investors. Visit the website at www.FantiniResearch.com.
For additional information, call Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at +1 302 730 3793 or email ADiem@FantiniResearch.com.

About Global Payments Gaming

Global Payments Gaming Solutions, a division of Global Payments, enables the world’s gaming entertainment leaders to create amazing consumer experiences and maximize spend across all of their physical and digital properties. Our complete suite of payment solutions enables safe, secure and trusted cash access at the cage, on the casino floor, or online. Learn more at www.GlobalPaymentsGaming.com.?

Partnership with Exacta Systems creates IGT growth opportunity, elevates gaming in Commonwealth

LONDON, Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it recently expanded its position in the growing historical horse racing (HHR) segment with the Company's first historical racing machine (HRM) deployments in Virginia. Through a distribution agreement with Exacta Systems, IGT is providing players at Peninsula Pacific Entertainment-owned gaming venues throughout Virginia with HRM-versions of their favorite IGT video slot themes such as Fortune Coin®, Solar Disc™ and Red Hot Tamales! ® on the Company's proven CrystalCurve® and CrystalDual® 27 cabinets.

"As the historical horse racing segment continues to grow across the U.S., Exacta Systems is thrilled to partner with leading content provider IGT to ensure that players have access to the highest caliber game content and cabinets in the market," said Jeremy Stein, Exacta Systems CEO. "The recent deployment of IGT's historical racing machines in Virginia introduces a compelling, casino-style entertainment experience that is new to the Commonwealth and will help drive growth for our customers."

"IGT's distribution agreement with Exacta Systems enables us to pursue exciting new growth opportunities like those offered in Virginia's expanding historical horse racing market," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "With IGT's performance-tested content and proven hardware portfolio, we can offer a steady stream of new HHR experiences that engage players and elevate the profile and success of the entire HHR gaming segment."

"Introducing IGT's exceptional HRM content and cabinets to our gaming venues throughout Virginia has been a welcomed addition to the quality of entertainment that we can offer our players," said Aaron GomesPeninsula Pacific Entertainment Chief Operating Officer. "As we look to drive growth and differentiate our offering, IGT's video slot-style HRM games captured our players' attention and brought some of the gaming industry's most popular slot themes to our gaming floor."

Virginia joins Kentucky as the second jurisdiction where IGT has deployed its HRMs.

For more information, visit IGT.com, 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

Annual Recurring Revenue Per Unit is Estimated to be at least $2,000 per year.

HAMDEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 11, 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 announced that it has secured a new BOHA!® agreement with an international convenience store operator. The company expects to deploy the BOHA! enterprise system to over 350 locations in support of the rollout of their fresh food offering, and will eventually expand into over 650 locations across the US and Canada.

“We are looking forward to supporting our new customer and growing with them as they scale to achieve their fresh food goals,” said Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and CEO of TransAct Technologies. “Our BOHA! solution is the perfect tool to reduce the time and cost required to meet FDA compliance with grab ‘n go food, and this win is a great example of TransAct’s ability to quickly implement and grow the BOHA! system to meet an operator’s current and future needs.”

The complete system deployment will include the BOHA! Terminal, BOHA! Labeling Software, proprietary BOHA! labels, and TransAct Care. TransAct estimates total annual recurring revenue per unit (“ARPU”) will be at least $2,000 per year, with one-time hardware revenue sales of at least $650 per location.

This international convenience store operator is also expected to test the BOHA! Inventory and BOHA! Food Prep software in order to reduce food waste and improve operating margins. The company expects to begin trials of the additional software in the second quarter of 2021.

BOHA! is the first single-vendor solution to combine applications for Food Safety Labeling, Temperature Monitoring of Food and Equipment, Inventory Management, Timers, Food Recalls, Checklists & Procedures, Equipment Service Management and Delivery Order Management in one integrated platform. Each BOHA! solution combines cloud-based SaaS applications with hardware and accessories to deliver superior results for critical back-of-house operations. BOHA! offers a one-stop solution for restaurants and food service companies to address their current back-of-house operating requirements while providing a future-ready platform capable of addressing back-of-house operations.

For more information on the Company’s BOHA! ecosystem, please visit www.transact-tech.com/m/restaurant-solutions

LAS VEGAS (February 9, 2021) – Fantini Research and Spectrum Gaming Group are delighted to welcome Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) as sponsor of Public Policy Insights, the leading series of video interviews addressing important, emerging issues affecting the US gaming industry.

“The heart of public policy in gaming is integrity. GLI is the industry leader in assuring integrity of products and services through its testing and certifications programs worldwide. Their participation with Public Policy Insights will help us all advance the cause of providing vital and timely information and understanding to industry leaders, regulators and legislators throughout the country,” Fantini Research CEO Frank Fantini said.

“We have long worked with GLI and its team of industry-leading professionals and having GLI’s support for this endeavor will go a long way toward advancing our collective goal of promoting best practices in public policy,” said Spectrum Managing Director Michael Pollock.

“In this changing time for gaming and the world, regulators, suppliers, and operators are exploring new platforms and technologies. GLI works hard to inform and advise on new gaming regulation and opportunities. We are proud to partner with Fantini Research and Spectrum Gaming Group to help bring the most current, valuable knowledge and data to policy-makers and to the gaming industry to help them navigate the future with confidence,” said Kevin Mullally, Vice President of Government Relations & General Counsel at GLI.

Public Policy Insights was launched by Fantini Research and Spectrum Gaming in January with a series of video interviews looking into the legislative and regulatory outlook for this year.

The videos can be viewed at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/public-policy-insights.html.


Public Policy Insights joins CEO Insights and Emerging Insights produced by Fantini Research. CEO Insights features industry leaders discussing the outlooks for their companies and for the gaming industry. Emerging insights features CEOs introducing emerging companies and discussing up and coming industry trends. These videos can be viewed at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html and https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/emerging-insights.html.

CEO Insights is sponsored by IGT and Emerging Insights is sponsored by Everi Holdings.

For a free trial to Fantini Research’s Public Policy Review, a weekly online publication providing a comprehensive summary and analysis of gaming legislation in all 50 states and Congress, and legal and regulatory issues in gaming, contact Stephanie Creech at SCreech@FantiniResearch.com.



About Fantini Research
Fantini Research publishes newsletters and provides research services for C-level executives, institutional investors and legal and regulatory professionals in the global gaming industry. The flagship product is the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, the industry’s standard source of comprehensive and timely news and analysis. Fantini’s Public Policy Review is the legal journal of the gaming industry providing news and analysis of legislative, legal and regulatory developments. It is published every Monday and with real-time bulletins as events happen. Other publications include the monthly Fantini’s National Revenue Report, a monthly compilation and analysis of US gaming revenues and trends; and, in partnership with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, the EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey, and the EILERS-FANTINI Game Performance Report, which is a monthly report on slot performance; and the Fifth Third-Fantini Distributed Gaming Report. Fantini Research also performs research services for gaming companies and investors. Visit the website at www.FantiniResearch.com.
For additional information, call Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at +1 302 730 3793 or email ADiem@FantiniResearch.com.

About Spectrum Gaming Group

Spectrum Gaming Group has consulted for gaming operators, regulators, and legislatures in 40 US states and territories and in 48 countries on six continents. Spectrum’s clients include 22 US state and territory governments, six national governments, 22 Native American entities, numerous gaming companies (national and international) of all sizes, suppliers, lotteries, financial institutions, developers, and other gaming-related entities. Spectrum also serves as Executive Director of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States. More information is available at www.SpectrumGaming.com.




About Gaming Laboratories International

Gaming Laboratories International, LLC is committed to delivering the highest quality land-based, lottery, and iGaming testing and assessment services around the world. GLI provides suppliers, operators, and regulators with expert guidance for navigating the future of gaming and ensuring gaming innovations meet regulatory standards with confidence. Since 1989, GLI has certified nearly two million items and has tested equipment for more than 480 jurisdictions. GLI has a global network of laboratory locations across six continents, with U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. GLI was named “Responsible Business of the Year” by Global Gaming Awards in 2019 for its social responsibility in charitable giving, diversity and inclusion, green initiatives, and responsible gaming support and education. For more information, visit gaminglabs.com.

FANTINI RESEARCH and SPECTRUM GAMING

PRESS RELEASE February 10, 2021


Public Policy Insights

Interviews with Public Policy Leaders in Gaming


MILLER BULLISH ON 2021

“Resilient and committed,” is how American Gaming Association CEO Bill Miller describes the current state of the gaming industry in his Public Policy Insights video interview with Frank Fantini.

Miller also discusses several positives moving forward, including new priorities involving gaming by the new Biden administration, increasing COVID vaccine distribution and progress on raising the federal tax withholding threshold on player slot win.

Also discussed are the AGA’s efforts to support business and convention travel in the wake of COVID.

See Miller’s interview at https://youtu.be/dxAb7YsfyOs.

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.

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

Previously released in the series are those with Michael Pollock, managing director of Spectrum Gaming, Laura Briggs, director of public policy at Fantini Research and NCLGS President and Nevada State Sen. Keith Pickard.


Other Insights series:

CEO Insights?, sponsored by IGT:
https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html

Emerging Insights?, sponsored by Everi Holdings:
https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/emerging-insights.html


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.

GAN delivers uninterrupted technical performance with over 14 million bets processed on the day of Super Bowl LV and secures $3 million patent license revenue.

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 and online sports betting industries, today announced that it delivered an all-time record 14.6 million settled online bets the day of Super Bowl LV, up 186% vs. last year’s event. Additionally, the Company reached an agreement with current customer Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, Inc., trading as ‘Parx Casino’ ("Parx Casino" or "the Client"), to license GAN’s patented iBridge integration framework for 10 years.

Reflecting the strength and value of GAN’s intellectual property ("IP"), the agreement calls for Parx Casino to pay a total licensing fee of $3 million and implies a patent license of roughly $75 per reward card, validating a ‘per unit’ value of the patent. GAN has also agreed to amend its existing contract with Parx Casino, and will release the Client from exclusivity moving forward.

Dermot Smurfit, Chief Executive Officer of GAN commented: "GAN delivered uninterrupted performance for all our U.S. clients during Super Bowl LV, just as we did last year and the year before that. Yesterday, we experienced record all-time transaction volumes before, during and after the Super Bowl and look forward to leveraging the experience, technical data and knowhow to prepare for next year’s technical onslaught which we expect will see Super Bowl betting on GAN’s Platform taking place across perhaps more than a dozen States simultaneously. We’ve started the year with strong business and financial momentum and this patent licensing deal further validates our industry leading IP and sets a new bar for its value per reward card. Since we deployed our patented functionality in the U.S. for online gaming, those online customers who have linked their retail gaming loyalty cards to their counterpart online gambling accounts have generated in excess of 160% more Gross Gaming Revenue (online casino) and 140% more Gross Sports Win (from online sports betting) as compared to those customers who have not linked a loyalty card to their online gambling account. These results demonstrate not only the direct value of our technology and IP, but also the ‘stickiness’ of GAN’s platform to our customers."

United States Reward Card Opportunity

There are a reported 80 million unique American adults who regularly frequent casinos for retail gaming and who together possess 150 million individual Reward cards offered by more than 1,000 retail casino gaming properties located in 48 States. Certain major U.S. casino operator groups have tens of millions of card-carrying retail gaming patrons within their casino patron databases. These patron databases are frequently cited as a competitive advantage supporting the same retail casino operators’ launch of internet sports betting and/or casino gaming.

Dermot Smurfit concluded: "This is the second time GAN has licensed its patented iBridge Framework on a standalone basis and we believe the opportunity to leverage our intellectual property here in the U.S. remains large. We continue to be engaged in numerous conversations with both large and small casino-operators to partner with GAN in order to seamlessly connect their loyal reward-card carrying customers to their various online offerings. As a result, we believe we are on track to license our iBridge patent to additional U.S. casino operator groups in 2021 and throughout the patent’s remaining 13-year duration, which should help us drive long-term value for our shareholders."

Novomatic’s Interactive division, Greentube, is making an ambitious move into the esports segment, an industry that has been overflowing with developments in 2020. To this end, Greentube has acquired HERO, a blockchain-powered esports betting provider which will allow the company to unfold its offer in the new vertical.

Unlike other esports betting experiences, HERO wants to eliminate the middleman and allow participants to create their own contests and vie against one another over the outcome of games. In a way HERO is no different in concept than Betfair, a popular sport betting exchange and a disruptor. With a strong recruitment drive planned for 2021, Greentube is looking to capitalize on esports this year.

To this end, HERO has developed a proprietary platform and the HEROcoin blockchain token, which enables on-platform contests shaped by consenting esports enthusiasts. This adds to the transparency and reliability of the offer, argues HERO.

Greentube has made its decision based on raw data and future prospects for the project, with HERO now enjoying over 300,000 active players. An added benefit to the offer is the underpinning HEROnetwork which allows the company to develop various pools, betting and fantasy options, and even poker systems.

Exploring New Opportunities in Esports


By agreeing to this purchase, Greentube is also stepping in an ambitious new vertical in which it has not been hitherto represented. This has elicited strong and positive reactions from the executives both at HERO and Greentube.

For his part, Greentube CFO Michael Bauer is happy with the latest acquisition, allowing the company to grow and add an innovative product, even if Greentube is now operating in what he described as “uncharted territories.”

Yet, the potential of esports is there. “We are excited to explore the possibilities that lie ahead together with HERO,” Bauer added. HERO CEO Paul Polterauer argues that the platform he has helped create upends what is known for the esports trend and busts the myth that “the house always wins.”

“Being acquired by such a renowned company as Greentube is a huge testament to the hard work we have put into developing and evolving our products. Together with Greentube, we will be able to reach new heights,” Polterauer said.

According to HERO CTO Philip Peinsold, HERO steps in an industry that needs a little more transparency and clarification. HERO’s objective is to break away with traditional betting systems, said Peinsold, and to revolutionize the market.

Greentube is a fitting partner, explained Peinsold, as the company is committed to a future where innovation drives decisions. “Together, we will continue to evolve our products and offer players something different,” Peinsold concluded.

Gaming and betting companies have shown considerable interest in the burgeoning esports segment. Polish sportsbook STS has launched a new esports campaign to consolidate its footprint in the country and growing esports vertical and Luckbox has continued its recruitment push.

Meanwhile, esports continues to grow and more traditional sportsbooks are making overtures into the competitive video gaming space.

New York, February 8, 2021 – Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) today provided an update on growth trends and recent business developments in its online operations, comprised of its leading global slot and virtual sports content licensed to online operators.

During 2020, aggregate revenue from all of Inspired’s online businesses rose from £1.2 million in January to £3.1 million in December ($1.7 million to $4.3 million)[1], a two-and-a-half-fold increase. Inspired’s growth in casino and virtual sports online outpaced the general market, even while the general market for online games grew significantly during 2020.

Much of Inspired’s growth in 2020 came from its existing customer base in Europe, reflecting the growing migration of end users to online platforms, an increase in the volume and popularity of the Company’s new proprietary content, significantly improved game quality, strong account management and the launch of Virtual Plug & Play™ (“VPP”), Inspired’s complete end-to-end online and mobile all-in-one virtual offering. Additionally, Inspired launched with over 50 new online customers throughout the UK, New Jersey, Canada, Greece, Mexico, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, Italy and Sweden and further expanded its base of interactive aggregators.

Between January 2020 and December 2020, Inspired’s peak level of casino game play increased from 8,000 plays per minute to over 22,000 plays per minute, reflecting the scalability of Inspired’s technology platform to accommodate significant increases in volumes. Inspired expects these growth trends, both in the general market and with respect to its business, to continue in 2021 through further jurisdictional expansion, new commercial agreements and continued strong product development across both casino and virtual sports online. Given the scalable nature of Inspired’s online business, it is expected that any growth in this business will lead to increasing operating margins over time.

Jurisdictional Expansion

Inspired entered the North American marketplace at the end of 2018 and experienced accelerating growth during 2020. Inspired’s business is expected to benefit from an increased presence in a number of key jurisdictions.

Success in New Jersey - Inspired has expanded its presence to now include over half of the New Jersey operators as revenue-generating customers. Given the performance of our content in the market, a number of additional customers intend to launch our VPP product in the near future.


New Supplier License in Michigan - Inspired was granted a provisional license to supply its online games by the Michigan Gaming Control Board in January 2021. Michigan has launched play and, with a population of approximately 10 million people, remains a focus iGaming market for Inspired. Building on a foundation of commitments from multiple online casino operators, Inspired’s remote gaming server (“RGS”) platform is expected to launch in early 2021 with 12 slot titles and to add to this continuously going forward.


New Supplier License in West Virginia - Inspired was granted a supplier license from the West Virginia Lottery Commission in November 2020 and has commitments to distribute its content later in 2021.


Recent Customer Developments

Inspired has agreements with most of the major online operators and aggregators and continues to seek to expand its distribution channels and brand awareness in North America and beyond by making its casino and virtual sports online content available through these operators and aggregators.

Expanded Framework Agreement with Entain - In January 2021, Inspired entered into a new long-term agreement with Entain plc (LSE: ENT) for the provision of virtual sports across Entain’s brands. Entain is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, using some of the industry’s most iconic brands such as Ladbrokes, Coral, BetMGM, bwin, Sportingbet, Eurobet, partypoker, partycasino, Gala and Foxy Bingo. This agreement is incremental to Inspired’s existing contract for online casino content and represents a significant extension in scope and duration to the existing arrangements.
Expanded Arrangement with Snaitech in Italy - In January 2021, Inspired entered into a new virtual sports agreement with SNAITECH in Italy. This agreement expands upon the companies’ existing partnership and provides for the launch of virtual sports on SNAITECH’s sports betting app and an additional seven virtuals products in 2021, giving SNAITECH the largest suite of virtuals in Italy. Inspired also supplies Interactive content to SNAITECH, a subsidiary of Playtech (LSE: PTEC), which offers sport and horse race betting, virtual sports, video lottery, slots, both online and mobile, esports and pari-mutuel in retail and online.

Launch with Stoiximan and OPAP in Greece – Adding to its successful Greek online business, which includes Novibet, Inspired’s Interactive content launched with Stoiximan and OPAP in the second half of 2020, with scheduled online virtuals expected to launch in 2021. Stoiximan is a leading Greek online gaming site owned by OPAP S.A. Inspired’s games have consistently been among the top performers in the retail marketplace in Greece and these online launches bring Inspired’s best-in-class slot and virtual sports content directly to customers both online and in mobile. Greece has been a standout region for Inspired’s online growth in 2020 and creating content for this market is a key strategic objective for Inspired in 2021.


Product Development

Inspired has utilized its industry-leading portfolio of in-house produced virtual sports and slot content to create a diverse portfolio of high-performing HTML5 games for both online and mobile players. In the past year, the Company has seen an approximate 50% increase in new slot title introductions and the launch of a new online virtual sportsbook and several virtual sports variants.


More Online Slot Introductions - In 2020, the Company introduced 31 new Interactive slot games versus 20 in 2019. In 2021, Inspired expects to release up to an additional 40 games into its existing library of over 100 games. Players want to play in innovative new ways and many of these new games will be custom built to suit players in specific markets, such as North America and Greece. In addition to increasing the cadence of game development, the Company believes it has successfully improved game quality while delivering additional proprietary content to operators as it continues to seek to increase exposure, improve game positioning and improve customer relationships.
Inspired’s Complete End-to-End Virtual Sports Offering Rolling Out - Inspired launched its proprietary VPP platform in 2020 and has completed integrations with each of the leading RGS platforms including Scientific Games, Playtech, SBTech, Pariplay and iForium. VPP is simple, quick to install and customizable, making Inspired’s multi-award-winning virtual sports available with no sportsbook integration. This first launched with Misli, Turkey’s fastest growing gaming website, and has seen stellar results. A larger rollout is expected throughout 2021.


Additional Best-in-Class Virtuals Content - As a pioneer in virtual sports, Inspired continuously rolls out new variants of existing games, including Matchday Soccer™, Basketball, US Horses and NFL Alumni™ (“NFLA”) football. Several additional variants are expected to be introduced during 2021, including specific games and betting structures tailored to the North American market, where Inspired intends to produce best-in-class content as they do throughout Europe.

“We are very pleased to see our Online business continue its impressive revenue growth trajectory,” said Lorne Weil, Executive Chairman of Inspired. “Online gaming is a multi-billion dollar, high-growth segment and we believe we have barely scratched the surface with our casino and virtual sports products. With the growing popularity of our content, increased brand awareness and rapid speed to market, we are confident we are well-positioned to capitalize on this opportunity. Going forward, we expect the online operations to make up a larger part of our business and we are excited for the future as we seek to grow further through jurisdictional expansion, new commercial agreements and product development.”


About Inspired Entertainment, Inc.

Inspired offers an expanding portfolio of content, technology, hardware and services for regulated gaming, betting, lottery, social and leisure operators across retail and mobile channels around the world. The Company’s gaming, virtual sports, interactive and leisure products appeal to a wide variety of players, creating new opportunities for operators to grow their revenue. The Company operates in approximately 35 jurisdictions worldwide, supplying gaming systems with associated terminals and content for more than 50,000 gaming machines located in betting shops, pubs, gaming halls and other route operations; virtual sports products through more than 44,000 retail channels; digital games for 100+ websites; and a variety of amusement entertainment solutions with a total installed base of more than 19,000 devices. Additional information can be found at www.inseinc.com.


Forward Looking Statements


This news release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “estimate,” “plan,” “will,” “would” and “project” and other similar expressions that indicate future events or trends or are not statements of historical matters. These statements are based on Inspired’s management’s current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events.


Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside of Inspired’s control and all of which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Inspired’s views as of any subsequent date, and Inspired does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. You are advised to review carefully the “Risk Factors” section of Inspired’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 and in Inspired’s subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, which are available, free of charge, on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

[1] Financials are unaudited and assume an FX exchange rate of 1.37 as of February 5, 2021 for each of January and December 2020. 


Contact:

For Investors
Aimee Remey
aimee.remey@inseinc.com
+1 646 565-6938

For Press and Sales
inspiredsales@inseinc.com

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NEWS RELEASE - February 9, 2021

Fantini Research and Spectrum Gaming Group are delighted to welcome Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) as sponsor of Public Policy Insights, the leading series of video interviews addressing important, emerging issues affecting the US gaming industry.

“The heart of public policy in gaming is integrity. GLI is the industry leader in assuring integrity of products and services through its testing and certifications programs worldwide. Their participation with Public Policy Insights will help us all advance the cause of providing vital and timely information and understanding to industry leaders, regulators and legislators throughout the country,” Fantini Research CEO Frank Fantini said.

“We have long worked with GLI and its team of industry-leading professionals and having GLI’s support for this endeavor will go a long way toward advancing our collective goal of promoting best practices in public policy,” said Spectrum Managing Director Michael Pollock.

“In this changing time for gaming and the world, regulators, suppliers, and operators are exploring new platforms and technologies. GLI works hard to inform and advise on new gaming regulation and opportunities. We are proud to partner with Fantini Research and Spectrum Gaming Group to help bring the most current, valuable knowledge and data to policy-makers and to the gaming industry to help them navigate the future with confidence,” said Kevin Mullally, Vice President of Government Relations & General Counsel at GLI.

Public Policy Insights was launched by Fantini Research and Spectrum Gaming in January with a series of video interviews looking into the legislative and regulatory outlook for this year.

The videos can be viewed at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/public-policy-insights.html.


Public Policy Insights joins CEO Insights and Emerging Insights produced by Fantini Research. CEO Insights features industry leaders discussing the outlooks for their companies and for the gaming industry. Emerging insights features CEOs introducing emerging companies and discussing up and coming industry trends. These videos can be viewed at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html and https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/emerging-insights.html.

CEO Insights is sponsored by IGT and Emerging Insights is sponsored by Everi Holdings.

For a free trial to Fantini Research’s Public Policy Review, a weekly online publication providing a comprehensive summary and analysis of gaming legislation in all 50 states and Congress, and legal and regulatory issues in gaming, contact Stephanie Creech at SCreech@FantiniResearch.com.



About Fantini Research
Fantini Research publishes newsletters and provides research services for C-level executives, institutional investors and legal and regulatory professionals in the global gaming industry. The flagship product is the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, the industry’s standard source of comprehensive and timely news and analysis. Fantini’s Public Policy Review is the legal journal of the gaming industry providing news and analysis of legislative, legal and regulatory developments. It is published every Monday and with real-time bulletins as events happen. Other publications include the monthly Fantini’s National Revenue Report, a monthly compilation and analysis of US gaming revenues and trends; and, in partnership with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, the EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey, and the EILERS-FANTINI Game Performance Report, which is a monthly report on slot performance; and the Fifth Third-Fantini Distributed Gaming Report. Fantini Research also performs research services for gaming companies and investors. Visit the website at www.FantiniResearch.com.
For additional information, call Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at +1 302 730 3793 or email ADiem@FantiniResearch.com.

About Spectrum Gaming Group

Spectrum Gaming Group has consulted for gaming operators, regulators, and legislatures in 40 US states and territories and in 48 countries on six continents. Spectrum’s clients include 22 US state and territory governments, six national governments, 22 Native American entities, numerous gaming companies (national and international) of all sizes, suppliers, lotteries, financial institutions, developers, and other gaming-related entities. Spectrum also serves as Executive Director of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States. More information is available at www.SpectrumGaming.com.




About Gaming Laboratories International

Gaming Laboratories International, LLC is committed to delivering the highest quality land-based, lottery, and iGaming testing and assessment services around the world. GLI provides suppliers, operators, and regulators with expert guidance for navigating the future of gaming and ensuring gaming innovations meet regulatory standards with confidence. Since 1989, GLI has certified nearly two million items and has tested equipment for more than 480 jurisdictions. GLI has a global network of laboratory locations across six continents, with U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. GLI was named “Responsible Business of the Year” by Global Gaming Awards in 2019 for its social responsibility in charitable giving, diversity and inclusion, green initiatives, and responsible gaming support and education. For more information, visit gaminglabs.com.

Monday, 8th February 2021 – Inspired Entertainment, Inc (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) is pleased to announce the launch of Temple of Light™, a traditional adventure-themed, five-reel slot game, available online and on mobile.

 

Revelling in mystery and ancient quests, Temple of Light features 20-lines paying left-to-right. Set to illuminate players with its vibrant graphics and immersive soundtrack, Temple of Light creates the perfect atmosphere for a quest-filled adventure of bonuses and big wins.

 

The base game features two ancient statues, one of which can become active at random on any spin. The left statue creates Multiplier Wilds while the right statue creates Expanding Wilds, each of which light up when active, adding an extra layer of visual excitement to the gameplay. Three bonus symbols trigger the bonus round, where the player can choose a bonus to suit them, 12 standard free spins or 3-6 super spins – the choice is theirs.

 

Claire Osborne, VP Interactive at Inspired said: “With its vivid and eye-catching graphics and adventure-themed imagery, Temple of Light and its player choice bonus round will thrill players while the base game with its random multipliers and expanding wilds will keep players invigorated and highly entertained throughout. It makes a fantastic addition to our growing portfolio of highly engaging games content.”

 

Temple of Light has a return to player (RTP) rate of 95.51%, offering players a good chance of big bonuses and big cash prizes.

Golden Entertainment, Inc. and Marker Trax™ will introduce “Quick Play” to Golden Entertainment’s casinos and taverns, bringing the convenience of cashless advances to players through the innovative technology of Marker Trax.

Quick Play will debut at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, located at 740 S. Decatur Blvd., and will roll out at Golden Entertainment’s other casinos and taverns soon thereafter. Players will be able to use Quick Play and easily access advances electronically. Quick Play is powered by Marker Trax technology which interfaces with Konami Gaming, Inc.’s award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system to seamlessly issue, record, manage, and track players’ cashless advances and electronic balances.

“Marker Trax and Konami have created pioneering technology that are bringing our exclusive Quick Play program to market,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Golden Entertainment, Inc., Steve Arcana. “Quick Play will improve the player experience by allowing our casinos and taverns to issue cashless advances quickly and conveniently.”

Guests will be able to sign up for Quick Play either online or through an app and access their advance balance from the comfort of any gaming device at Golden’s properties. The advance will then be available as players play different machines through Golden Entertainment’s loyalty program, True Rewards.

“We are thrilled to partner with Golden Entertainment, leaders in the gaming industry, to introduce the Quick Play system utilizing the Marker Trax technology,” said Charlie Skinner, chief operating officer at Marker Trax. “This customized platform was developed to support the Company’s mission to enhance the player experience.”

“Golden Entertainment has long prioritized guest experience and convenience, which is clearly seen here through its leadership with Quick Play’s launch,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “The organization is leveraging top cashless technology available through Marker Trax and SYNKROS, to ultimately benefit players across its portfolio.”

Quick Play is only one of the many new benefits of True Rewards. Free to join for anyone 21 years of age and older, True Rewards provides insider access to earn and redeem points at 140+ locations that offer world-class experiences at a premium value. Current members can sign up for Quick Play using their True Rewards account and new members can sign up at any Golden Entertainment casino or PT’s Tavern.

Fantini Emerging Insights

A Series of One-On-One Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders

PRESS RELEASE February 3, 2021

TODAY’S INSIGHTS FEATURES MOTI MALUL, CEO OF NEOGAMES

NeoGames CEO Moti Malul discusses the fast-growing US iLottery market and his recently public company capitalizing on the phenomenon.

His interview can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwgrR2sDh8g&feature=youtu.be.



Previous videos in the Emerging Insights series feature:

Eclipse Gaming - Tim Minard, Galaxy Gaming - Todd Cravens,
Entercom - O David Field, Tekkorp Digital Acquisition Company - Matt Davey,
Axes Network - Earle Hall, Canterbury Park - Randy Sampson,
GoodGamer – Charlo Barbosa, and Kent Young – Spin Games

All of these 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, Feb. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming products, financial technology and player loyalty solutions, today announced that it successfully completed the repricing of its $735.5 million First Lien Term Loan under its Credit Agreement as amended February 2, 2021 (the “Credit Agreement”).

Under the amended Credit Agreement, the LIBOR and Base Rate floor components of the interest rate applicable to the First Lien Term Loan were reduced by 25 basis points to 0.75% from 1.00% and to 1.75% from 2.00%, respectively. The LIBOR and Base Rate margins applicable to the First Lien Term Loan remain unchanged at 2.75% and 1.75%, respectively. The amended Credit Agreement includes six months of 101 soft call protection. The maturity of the First Lien Term Loan remains May 9, 2024, and no changes were made to the financial covenants or other debt repayment terms.

Jefferies acted as advisor and sole lead arranger for this amendment to the Credit Amendment.

“This repricing of our First Lien Term Loan reflects the tremendous progress we are achieving with strengthening our operating results,” said Mark Labay, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Everi. “At current rates and with our existing balance on the First Lien Term Loan outstanding, the 25-basis-point reduction in our LIBOR floor is expected to generate cash interest rate savings of $1.8 million on an annualized basis. This repricing provides another important improvement to our capital structure following similar activities over the past few years that have significantly lowered the weighted average interest rate on our outstanding debt obligations. These savings improve our ability to generate Higher Free Cash Flow in future periods, providing opportunities for incremental deleveraging and the creation of new value for our shareholders.”

Monday, 1st February 2021 – Inspired Entertainment, Inc (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) is pleased to announce the launch of Stacked Valentine Hearts™, a Valentine’s Day-themed slot game, available online and on mobile.

Celebrating all things love, Stacked Valentine Hearts is a 5X4 reel, 40-line slot game, offering players an entertaining igaming experience including wilds, mega bonuses and huge potential wins.

With its straight-forward and seamless interface, Stacked Valentine Hearts features a Free Spins bonus round. Players who enter; are awarded with eight Free Spins featuring the four highest paying symbols: Wild, double red hearts, double purple hearts and the double orange iridescent hearts struck with Cupid’s arrow.

Claire Osborne, VP Interactive at Inspired said: “Stacked Valentine Hearts is a vibrant and cheerful game set to uplift people’s spirits and get them in the mood for love. Emulating the gameplay of Gold Cash Free Spins™, one of our most popular and highest-performing games of 2020, this game delivers bags of enjoyment and rewards. Its robust mechanics, colourful icons and seasonal theme will have players engaged and highly entertained throughout the season of romance and beyond.”

Stacked Valentine Hearts, with its vibrant and enchanting love symbols has a return to player (RTP) rate of 95%, offering players a good chance of big bonuses and big cash prizes.

Head over to Inspired’s website to sample Stacked Valentine Hearts here: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games/stacked-valentine-hearts/

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

Ongoing Adoption of GAN Simulated Gaming Software a Testament to the Company’s Tailored Solutions and Platform

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 and online sports betting industries, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with the Seneca Gaming Corporation (“SGC” or “Client”) to provide Simulated Gaming solutions to SGC patrons across all properties on both desktop and mobile. The unique solution is powered by GAN’s core Simulated Gaming software and provides meaningful marketing, brand building and revenue opportunities for both operators and GAN.

“GAN’s ability to develop a customized solution from the bottom-up made them the right partner to help elevate our simulated gaming platform. We are pleased to have a trusted partner like GAN and look forward to relaunching this exciting play-for-fun experience for our loyal players in the near future.”

Seneca Gaming Corporation operates three casinos in New York on behalf of the Seneca Nation of Indians: Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca. GAN was selected to develop a custom solution to replace SGC’s former simulated gaming solution, in order to bring a more robust experience to their New York players. As a result, GAN will rebrand SGC’s social play-for-fun offering for both desktop and mobile, and supply both marketing and customer services for the platform’s users. GAN will be also providing marketing services which includes acquisition and retention marketing as part of its holistic services and solutions.

Jeff Berman, Chief Commercial Officer of GAN, commented:

“We are very excited about the continued adoption of our Simulated Gaming software and eager to work in close concert with Seneca Gaming Corporation to further enhance the user experience for their players. This partnership and integration of GAN’s software will allow SGC to develop more meaningful and actionable player insights to drive new marketing and revenue opportunities.”

Kevin Nephew, President & CEO of Seneca Gaming Corporation, commented:

“GAN’s ability to develop a customized solution from the bottom-up made them the right partner to help elevate our simulated gaming platform. We are pleased to have a trusted partner like GAN and look forward to relaunching this exciting play-for-fun experience for our loyal players in the near future.”

Seneca Gaming Corporation is the premier gaming and entertainment provider in Western New York. Across the company’s three world-class facilities, guests can enjoy more than 5,400 slot machines, 140 table games, over 1,000 deluxe guest rooms and suites, luxurious spas and salons, award-winning fine dining, high-end retail outlets, and the award-winning Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course.