LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - Recently the press has reported that Mr. Kazuo Okada has been arrested by Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (“ICAC”). It is important to note that no charges have been filed against Mr. Okada. He and his family would like to make clear that they are the victims in this situation and Mr. Okada would like to take the opportunity to set the record straight regarding the false and malicious allegations made by Universal Entertainment Corporation (“UEC”) and its senior executives.


These allegations are the latest attempt by UEC to harm Mr. Okada’s reputation. After UEC’s apparently failed attempt to have the Hong Kong Police take action against Mr. Okada, it is now relying on the same flawed UEC Special Investigation Committee Report to make spurious allegations to the ICAC. The speed at which UEC issued a press release announcing Mr. Okada’s arrest reflects a pattern of repeated attempts to discredit Mr. Okada.

The ICAC was formed in the 1970’s in Hong Kong predominantly to combat public corruption, particularly among government employees. Among their powers is the ability to make an arrest without a warrant, based on allegations presented to them. Mr. Okada voluntarily presented himself to the ICAC to answer their questions regarding the allegations raised against him. The first time the ICAC heard Mr. Okada’s side of the story was when he voluntarily presented himself for questioning. We must take this opportunity to stress that no charges have been filed against Mr. Okada either by the ICAC or any other law enforcement agencies in any countries.

It is important to note that the concept of arrest is very different in Hong Kong when compared to many other countries, such as the U.S., Japan, and the Philippines. In Hong Kong it is routine for the police to arrest individuals at early stages of their investigation to interview them. An arrest usually precedes a complete and thorough investigation and it certainly does not mean that the police believe that the arrested person is guilty, or that they have sufficient evidence against that person, or that he will necessarily be charged. No judge or court is involved in the decision to arrest usually, and no probable cause is required in the decision to arrest in Hong Kong.

We expect that most people reading the sensational news about Mr. Okada do not have a proper understanding of the ICAC’s process in Hong Kong. It is believed that UEC’s intention is to destroy Mr. Okada and break up his family. They hope most people reading the latest reports will not understand the details and will simply gain a negative impression of Mr. Okada. We reiterate that no criminal charges have been filed. The investigation process will provide the opportunity for the truth to come out.

Mr. Okada is innocent, and he is an upstanding, honorable, and respectable person. Mr. Okada will regain control of the company he founded and repair the damage these acts by UEC have caused his family.

Mr. Okada is the visionary founder of several global companies, including UEC and Aruze. Aruze supports him in this unfortunate situation in which he and his family are victims of malicious attacks. Aruze wants everyone to know the truth about Mr. Okada and fully supports Mr. Okada and his family in their efforts to have the truth be known.

LAS VEGAS (August 15, 2018) – Putting customers first is a mantra at Aristocrat, and the company underscored that commitment at its recently held “Insight to Innovation Customer Advisory Forum.” The two-day event was held in Chicago and drew slot and systems leaders from across the industry spectrum.

Aristocrat’s Managing Director of the Americas Matt Wilson said, “We are keenly focused on helping our customers grow their business and entertain their patrons with innovations that truly stand out on the gaming landscape. With forums like this, customers can share their insights with us and with each other, and that enables us to become an even better business partner.”

Nationally recognized author and co-founder of Age Wage Maddy Dychtwalt opened the event with a keynote address that set the stage for the next two days of discussions.

In addition to sessions specifically dedicated to customer feedback, the Forum consisted of several breakout presentations covering a broad range of topics such as game design philosophy, floor performance management, loyalty, and mobile solutions.

Beth Perlman, Senior VP and CIO at Live! Casino & Hotel said, “This summit helped to ensure we are effective working partners, because it’s all about working together. I rely heavily on Aristocrat and their developers to help me be successful with my customers, and their leadership is open, wants to hear honest feedback and wants to make the relationships better.”

Vicki Baggett, Players Club Manager at Win-River Resort & Casino said, “Aristocrat is taking our suggestions and concerns to make the products better, which allows us to buy in and become one with Aristocrat, one with the software, and support it. That makes us feel valued and part of the team, which solidifies our relationship and makes running a casino so much easier. After all, it’s us together, serving the guests.”

Listening to customers and striving to support their success has underpinned Aristocrat’s progress.  For example, customers recently voted Aristocrat the number one slot provider, and nominated the business as having the most anticipated portfolio of games in the industry, in the 2018 Goldman Sachs Slot Survey.

Additionally, the Q2 Eilers Fantini Quarterly Slot Survey highlighted Aristocrat’s Lightning Link™, Dragon Link™, and Buffalo Grand™ as the top premium games in the industry. Further, Buffalo Gold™ was ranked the top casino-owned game.

“We can’t succeed unless our customers succeed – it’s that simple.  We are extremely grateful to our customers for attending this year’s forum and for providing us with the insights and engagement that will help us better support their success in future,” Wilson said.

For more information about Aristocrat’s industry-leading games, cabinets, and system solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocrat-us.com. Join Aristocrat on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

LAS VEGAS, August 13, 2018 – PlayAGS, Inc. (NYSE:AGS) (“AGS” or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines and other products and services for the gaming industry, today announced the closing of its previously announced secondary public offering of shares of the Company’s common stock by Apollo Gaming Holdings, L.P. (the “Selling Stockholder”) at a price to the public of $29.25. The offering amounted to 5,500,000 shares. The underwriters will have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 825,000 shares of common stock from the Selling Stockholder.  The Company did not sell any shares and did not receive any proceeds from the offering.

Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Securities, Jefferies, and Macquarie Capital acted as joint book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the offering. BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Nomura, Stifel, and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Roth Capital Partners, Union Gaming, The Williams Capital Group, L.P., and Apollo Global Securities acted as co-managers for the offering.

The offering was made only by means of a prospectus.  A copy of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from any of the following sources:

  • Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, or by telephone at (800) 221-1037 or by email at newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com;
  • Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, or by telephone at (800) 503-4611, or by email at prospectus.CPDG@db.com;
  • Jefferies LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at (877) 821-7388 or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com; or
  • Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., Attention: Syndicate Department, 125 West 55th Street, L-22, New York, NY 10019, or by telephone at (212) 231-0440 or by email at MacquarieEquitySyndicateUSA@macquarie.com.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

LONDON, U.K.  – Aug. 13, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded four life-changing jackpots in July. The awards from the four jackpots totaled more than $7.4 million.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots on the iconic, player-favorite Wheel of Fortune slots:

·         On July 6, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,672,498 at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City in Atlantic City, N.J.

·         On July 11, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,396,962 at a Las Vegas Strip Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nev.

·         On July 20, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $3,188,335 at Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Okla.

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

Seventh Straight Year of $1 Billion+ Profits to Benefit Senior Programs Driven by Scratch Off Games and Technology Investment

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") congratulates the Pennsylvania Lottery (the "Lottery") on its record sales of $4.2 billion in fiscal year 2017-18, driven by a record $2.8 billion in instant Scratch-Off game sales, investment in technology innovation and new game entertainment products. The Lottery also awarded a record $2.7 billion in prizes to winners. More than 9,300 Pennsylvania Lottery retailers, many small and family-owned businesses, earned $224.1 million in sales commissions, up $12.7 million from the previous year. Fiscal year 2017-18 marked the seventh consecutive year the Lottery generated more than $1 billion in profits for senior citizen programs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

"We are very grateful for the support of our business partner Scientific Games over the last decade, from highly successful instant games, to the technology innovation the company invested in to help us modernize with our popular mobile app and convenient new point-of-sale programs like cashless lottery payments and player self-service machines," said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko.

Svitko said it was important to note that the company quickly brought Keno and iLottery online/mobile games to market near the end of the fiscal year, which contributed to the Lottery's success. The first full fiscal year of sales for new Fast Play games exceeded estimates. Along with Virtual Sports (coming summer 2018), the launch of these new products is part of the Pennsylvania Lottery's strategic plan to offer new game entertainment that will continue to grow revenue to benefit older Pennsylvanians.

Accounting for 67 percent of sales, in fiscal year 2017-18 the Lottery's instant Scratch-Off game revenue totaled a record $2.8 billion, up 3.6 percent from the previous fiscal year. Draw game sales totaled $1.25 billion, up 2.9 percent from the previous fiscal year. Popular new Fast Play games totaled more than $114.4 million in the first full fiscal year of sales. Keno, which went on sale May 1, generated more than $7.6 million in sales. New iLottery online interactive games, which launched May 22, were responsible for $20.8 million in play through June 30. The launch of the Pennsylvania iLottery program is considered the most commercially successful to date in the U.S.

"Scientific Games has a long history of investing in innovative games, technology and services that maximize Lottery funds to benefit older Pennsylvanians. We are proud that our partnership with the Pennsylvania Lottery has resulted in one of the highest performing lotteries in the world," said Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President, Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games.

As part of the iLottery launch, the Company also launched a unique affiliate program with Pennsylvania Lottery retailers to encourage players to sign up for iLottery. Games sold in stores will continue to be the foundation of its business and proceeds to benefit older adults. Since 1972, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed $29 billion to programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians including property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.

A supplier to more than 150 lotteries globally, including nearly every North American lottery, Scientific Games is the world's largest supplier of lottery instant games and known for its expertise in complex, integrated systems technology implementations. The Company is currently the fastest growing lottery systems supplier in the U.S., and the leading lottery systems supplier in Europe.

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation.  All Rights Reserved.

LAS VEGAS, NV, August 8, 2018 – PlayAGS, Inc. (NYSE:AGS) (“PlayAGS”, “AGS” or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines and other products and services for the gaming industry, today announced the pricing of a secondary public offering of 5,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock by Apollo Gaming Holdings, L.P. (the “Selling Stockholder”) at a price to the public of $29.25 per share.  The underwriters will have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 825,000 shares of common stock from the Selling Stockholder.  The Company is not selling any shares and will not receive any proceeds from the offering.

Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Securities, Jefferies and Macquarie Capital are acting as joint book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the offering. BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Nomura, Stifel and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Roth Capital Partners, Union Gaming, The Williams Capital Group, L.P. and Apollo Global Securities are acting as co-managers for the offering.

The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus.  A copy of the prospectus relating to the offering, when available, may be obtained from any of the following sources:

  • Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, or by telephone at (800) 221-1037 or by email at newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com;
  • Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, or by telephone at (800) 503-4611, or by email at prospectus.CPDG@db.com;
  • Jefferies LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at (877) 821-7388 or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com; or
  • Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., Attention: Syndicate Department, 125 West 55th Street, L-22, New York, NY 10019, or by telephone at (212) 231-0440 or by email at MacquarieEquitySyndicateUSA@macquarie.com

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA/Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire – Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze Gaming”) is excited to announce that on July 27, 2018 the company entered into a distribution agreement with Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc. (“Genesis Gaming Solutions”) to distribute Aruze Gaming’s casino gaming chips in conjunction with Genesis Gaming Solutions’ industry-leading BRAVO® system product line.

The BRAVO® product line consists of BRAVO® Pit, BRAVO® Poker, and BRAVO® Cage.  The BRAVO® Pit and Poker systems are renowned for providing casino operators with a complete table game management and player tracking solution that enhances rating accuracy and operational efficiency. This system also incorporates the latest patented sensor technologies, including RFID. BRAVO® Cage is the latest addition to the product suite, delivering an intuitive all-in-one cage management and inventory tracking system that dramatically improves operations.

"We are delighted to be working in partnership with Aruze Gaming, acting as their distributor for chips including RFID," comments Randy Knust, President, Genesis Gaming Solutions. "Combined with our industry-leading BRAVO® system, this partnership will enable us to give the industry a truly complete RFID tracking solution that is secure, accurate and most importantly cost-effective in delivering advanced analytics to casinos looking to further improve operations.”

Coupled with the recently announced Walker Digital Table System partnership, Aruze Gaming has forged a solution that fuses industry-leading RFID PJM 3.0™ technology, a powerful Genesis Gaming Solutions’ BRAVO® system product line, and a competitively positioned RFID casino chip. Aruze Gaming’s strategy on their new venture of RFID Casino Chips and non-RFID Casino Chips is to provide high-quality chips with unparalleled security at highly competitive pricing.

"As an operator, I know there is a huge demand for a product that allows casinos to correctly reinvest in their table games players,” said Eric Persson, Global Chief Operating Officer and President of Aruze Gaming America. “The only thing that has stopped RFID chips from being widespread is the price.  Aruze is offering a comprehensive RFID chip product at less than half the cost of our competitors.”

Brandon Knowles, Director of Table Games at Aruze Gaming America, added, “It’s difficult to imagine a market dynamic better than this -- powerful products, industry-leading partners, and a world hungry for data.  This is the triple threat.”  

Aruze Gaming plans to showcase their casino chips and RFID casino chips using the BRAVO® system product line at the Global Gaming Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada in October.

For more information regarding Aruze Gaming’s RFID casino chips or Electronic Table Games products, please contact Brandon Knowles at Brandon.Knowles@Aruze-Gaming.com.

 

Aruze Gaming America Enters Distribution Agreement with Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze Gaming”) is excited to announce that on July 27, 2018 the company entered into a distribution agreement with Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc. (“Genesis Gaming Solutions”) to distribute Aruze Gaming’s casino gaming chips in conjunction with Genesis Gaming Solutions’ industry-leading BRAVO® system product line.

The BRAVO® product line consists of BRAVO® Pit, BRAVO® Poker and BRAVO® Cage.  The BRAVO® Pit and Poker systems are renowned for providing casino operators with a complete table game management and player tracking solution that enhances rating accuracy and operational efficiency. This system also incorporates the latest patented sensor technologies, including RFID. BRAVO® Cage is the latest addition to the product suite, delivering an intuitive all-in-one cage management and inventory tracking system that dramatically improves operations.

"We are delighted to be working in partnership with Aruze Gaming, acting as their distributor for chips including RFID," comments Randy Knust, President, Genesis Gaming Solutions. "Combined with our industry-leading BRAVO® system, this partnership will enable us to give the industry a truly complete RFID tracking solution that is secure, accurate and most importantly cost-effective in delivering advanced analytics to casinos looking to further improve operations.”

Coupled with the recently announced Walker Digital Table System partnership, Aruze Gaming has forged a solution that fuses industry-leading RFID PJM 3.0™ technology, a powerful Genesis Gaming Solutions’ BRAVO® system product line, and a competitively positioned RFID casino chip. Aruze Gaming’s strategy on their new venture of RFID Casino Chips and non-RFID Casino Chips is to provide high-quality chips with unparalleled security at highly competitive pricing.

"As an operator I know there is huge demand for a product that allows casinos to correctly reinvest in their table games players,” said Eric Persson, Global Chief Operating Officer and President of Aruze Gaming America. “The only thing that has stopped RFID chips from being widespread is price.  Aruze is offering a comprehensive RFID chip product at less than half the cost of our competitors.”

Brandon Knowles, Director of Table Games at Aruze Gaming America, added, “It’s difficult to imagine a market dynamic better than this -- powerful products, industry leading partners, and a world hungry for data.  This is the triple threat.”  

Aruze Gaming plans to showcase their casino chips and RFID casino chips using the BRAVO® system product line at the Global Gaming Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada in October.

For more information regarding Aruze Gaming’s RFID casino chips or Electronic Table Games products, please contact Brandon Knowles at Brandon.Knowles@Aruze-Gaming.com.

 

About Aruze Gaming

Aruze Gaming designs, develops, and manufactures slot machines and gaming devices for the global casino market. With affiliates in America, Hong Kong, Australia, South Africa, Macau, Philippines, and Japan, Aruze Gaming produces innovative gaming products, including high-resolution video and stepper slot machines, communal gaming products, and multi-terminal devices.

For more news and information about Aruze Gaming, please visit http://www.aruzegaming.com.

About Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc.

Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of hardware and software solutions for casino table game management and player tracking operations. The Company began development of its pioneering BRAVO® Pit & Poker system in 1999 and has continued to enhance and diversify the product line to include cage solutions and RFID technology, satisfying demand and bringing further innovation to the industry.

The Company currently serves over 500 casino and gaming clients, operating primarily in North America as well as select locations across Europe. This footprint coupled with the unparalleled performance of its solutions has reinforced the BRAVO® brand’s position as the most comprehensive table games system within the industry. For more information, please visit www.genesisgaming.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” based on current expectations that are inherently subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or achievements may be materially different from those expressed or implied. Our plans and objectives are based on various assumptions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond our control and are subject to change. Therefore, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement will prove to be accurate.

About Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc.

Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of hardware and software solutions for casino table game management and player tracking operations. The Company began development of its pioneering BRAVO® Pit & Poker system in 1999 and has continued to enhance and diversify the product line to include cage solutions and RFID technology, satisfying demand and bringing further innovation to the industry.

The Company currently serves over 500 casino and gaming clients, operating primarily in North America as well as select locations across Europe. This footprint coupled with the unparalleled performance of its solutions has reinforced the BRAVO® brand’s position as the most comprehensive table games system within the industry. For more information, please visit www.genesisgaming.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” based on current expectations that are inherently subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or achievements may be materially different from those expressed or implied. Our plans and objectives are based on various assumptions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond our control and are subject to change. Therefore, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement will prove to be accurate.

TransAct Team to Display Proven Epic Printers and Powerful Epicentral Bonusing System in Company’s One-Stop-Shop Stand

 

Hamden, CT – August 8, 2018 – TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT) (“TransAct” or “the Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology and printer solutions for high-growth markets, announced today that the Company will demonstrate its full solution suite for the global casino, gaming and lottery markets at the 2018 Australasian Gaming Expo (“AGE 2018), to be held at the International Convention Center Sydney Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia on August 14-16, 2018. TransAct’s first-ever standalone display at AGE 2018 (Stand #612) will become the one-stop shop for global casino, gaming and lottery operators’ ticket-in/ticket-out (“TITO”) and roll-fed printer needs as well as the home for innovative software-driven bonusing solutions for the casino and gaming market.

“TransAct’s one-stop shop for our customers’ printing and bonusing needs will be on full display at the 2018 Australasian Gaming Expo as our growing international sales team takes our full lineup of industry-leading technology and printer solutions directly to the market for the first time ever,” said Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransAct Technologies. “We are the only company that can offer global casino, gaming and lottery operators a full suite of printer and software solutions and our ability to combine that portfolio with unmatched customer service makes TransAct the partner of choice for operators of all sizes. Visitors to our stand at AGE 2018 will see our best-in-class portfolio of solutions for casino slot floors, gaming machines and lottery installations including two unique versions of Epicentral as well as our proven Epic TITO and roll-fed printers. We look forward to engaging with our customers in Sydney as we help them further improve their businesses.”

Epicentral Delivers Casino Revenue Growth

“Delivering Casino Revenue Growth” and proven results for more than five years, Epicentral remains the only enterprise-level software solution that allows casino operators to take their in-casino promotions and bonusing to the next level. Epicentral and the Epicentral Systems Edition (“Epicentral SE”) return to AGE 2018 as TransAct’s team will demonstrate how customer can leverage the power of this unique solution to bridge the gap between the slot machine and reward of a printed ticket, thus driving increased game play and time on device. Operators implementing Epicentral and Epicentral SE on their gaming floors can target and provide printed bonuses in real-time to players while they play on the casino floor, creating a whole new bonusing environment quickly and easily.

Epicentral v3.9 offers a wide variety of powerful new features that build on a proven track record of driving increased time on device and revenue. These innovative features on display will include the ability to run multiple promotions at the same time, create games within games, run different promotions on different slot game banks, segment players by tier, promote to different levels of uncarded players and leverage its real-time capabilities to improve operator decision making through detailed activity reports. Furthermore, Epicentral v3.9 dramatically improves the player experience by allowing for the redemption, printing and re-printing of bonuses at multiple locations.

For operators looking to leverage their existing system investments and expand bonusing capabilities to their existing gaming devices, TransAct’s Epicentral SE easily turns current promotional offerings into printed coupons by leveraging Epicentral’s Print Manager and Design Center modules. The system can print and deliver free play vouchers directly to players which they can then redeem at the slot machine while still playing. It also presents operators with an upgrade path to a full Epicentral system implementations should operators want to take their in-casino bonus environment to a whole new level.

Epic: THE Name in Ticket-In/Ticket-Out Printers

TransAct’s best-in-class lineup of Epic TITO printers on display at AGE 2018 (Stand #612) will include the advanced Epic Edge and industry-leading Epic 950 along with the Company’s table top printers, the Epic Edge TT and Epic 950 TT. The next-generation Epic Edge is built on the proven long-term performance of the industry-leading Epic 950 and is designed so that both printers can be easily run side-by-side, simplifying casino operations and improving floor performance.

TITO solutions on display will include:

  • Epic Edge – This next-generation casino ticket printer offers operators an enhanced 300 dpi print resolution which delivers a 50 percent improvement over current printers. As a result, the Epic Edge can produce eye catching tickets and razor-sharp barcodes, allowing it to improve bill validator acceptance and reduce attendant calls. It also includes an adjustable ticket bucket that accommodates standard tickets and smaller, paper-saving tickets. To further help slot machine operators, the firmware’s update port has been upgraded to a full speed USB 2.0 connection which allows the printer to automatically download software updates. In addition, a micro SD card slot allows direct firmware updates, increasing convenience and saving time. Additional unique features include a single rugged outer chassis with color coded rails and Serial, USB and Netplex ports, hot swap capability to eliminate game downtime and a faster ServerPort™ connection.
  • Epic 950 – The current industry-standard for TITO printing, TransAct’s Epic 950 continues to deliver proven performance in over 750,000 slot machines worldwide. Easily integrated into all game types, the Epic 950 features TicketBurst™ technology to eliminate player/ticket interference and is fully compatible with Epicentral to provide for the direct, real-time delivery of eye-catching personalized promotions and bonus offers.
  • Epic Edge TT™ and Epic 950 TT™ – These unique, purpose-built printers take the power of the advanced Epic Edge and proven Epic 950 outside the slot machine and on to table games, players’ club desks and cash desks. They package a printer, internally mounted power supply and ServerPort in a tidy, compact design that is easy to deploy. In addition, thanks to their dual port capability, the Epic Edge TT and Epic 950 TT allow operators to expand the bonusing environment created by their Epicentral deployments to non-gaming device applications.

Epic Roll-Fed Printers: A Complete Lineup

For more than 20 years, TransAct’s Epic roll-fed printers have delivered industry-leading dependability and capabilities and the Company’s display at AGE 2018 will feature a full array of roll-fed printers for the variety of gaming devices in use around the world (amusement with prize, skill with prize and video lottery terminals) as well as for customer self-service kiosks and lottery locations.

Gaming and lottery roll-fed solutions on display will include:

  • Epic 880® – This compact printer for all types of gaming machines (including amusement with prizes, skill with prizes and video lottery terminals) features a modular design that is configurable to nearly any space, a variable length ticket presenter and ticket retract capability. It also offers auto paper loading and can accommodate 4-inch or 6-inch paper rolls.
  • Epic 430® – An easy-to-configure modular design makes the Epic 430 ideal for customer self-service kiosks. This printer features variable length tickets with graphics and coupons capabilities, quick paper roll changes, a fast print speed and an array of standard paper sensors.
  • Epic 3000® – The Epic 3000 has been delivering fast, proven performance for the lottery industry for more than 20 years across hundreds of thousands of locations. It offers a number of industry-unique features, including an anti-jam front paper exit for reliable operation, the ability to print and stack up to 100 tickets without shuffling, a large 7.5-inch diameter paper roll, and the only full tool steel rotary cutter.

For more information about Epicentral the Company’s complete lineup of Epic gaming and lottery printers, please visit http://www.transact-tech.com.

Builds on Success in Greece with Additional VLTs and Virtual Sports Channel

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (INSE) today announced the extension of its Video Lottery Terminal ("VLT") and Virtual Sports agreements in Greece with OPAP S.A. ("OPAP"), the leading Greek betting and lottery operator. This new multi-year extension includes the commitment to deliver an additional 965 VLTs and an additional Virtual Sports product and channel.


This agreement will allow Inspired to continue to supply its innovative products and games for server based gaming VLTs in Greece. Inspired will also add another 965 VLTs to its previous contracts to supply 7,395 machines, bringing its total allocation to 8,360, with over 5,000 machines now operating as part of OPAP's continued deployment of VLTs into its retail network.

Furthermore, Inspired has extended the term of its Virtual Sports agreement with OPAP. OPAP will also be adding another Virtual Sports channel to launch Football Matchday™. Football Matchday™ is being customized together with OPAP to provide a product specifically for Greek players. Football Matchday™ is being launched before the end of 2018, alongside Rush Football 2™, which has been offered since April 2017.

"We are very pleased to continue our strategic partnership with OPAP," said Lorne Weil, Executive Chairman of Inspired. "We have worked closely with OPAP to deliver the best possible products and we are grateful to be awarded additional machines and Virtual Sports content as recognition. We look forward to extending our success with OPAP."

"We always look to offer our customers the highest quality of innovative gaming products," said Damian Cope, Chief Executive Officer of OPAP. "We seek to cooperate with the industry's leading providers of gaming technology and solutions and we are happy to expand our relationship with Inspired through more VLTs and the launch of a second Virtual Sports channel."
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. today announced it has been selected as the official Casino Management Systems partner of Boyd Gaming Corporation, one of the largest and most established casino operators in the United States.

Under terms of the agreement, Boyd Gaming will utilize Aristocrat's Oasis 360™ system as its casino management solution at its casino properties nationwide, allowing Boyd Gaming to unify all of its properties under B Connected, its player-loyalty program. Boyd Gaming currently operates 24 casino properties and more than 31,000 slot machines across the U.S.

Further, Aristocrat and Boyd Gaming will jointly develop innovative new gaming features at Boyd Gaming properties, including property-wide bonus games and jackpots.

The system innovations are in addition to the top-performing Aristocrat games currently in operation at Boyd Gaming properties nationwide, including Buffalo™, Game of Thrones™, Lightning Link™, and the Walking Dead II™.

"We are thrilled to expand our existing relationship and form a long-term strategic partnership with Boyd Gaming. The powerful combination of Aristocrat player-favorite games and our Oasis 360 systems innovations will help to increase player excitement and boost Boyd Gaming's competitive advantages in the markets in which they operate," said Matt Wilson, Aristocrat's Managing Director of the Americas.

"Aristocrat's technology solutions will provide us with significant new insights into our customers' wants, allowing us to engage them more effectively and with greater precision," said Steve Thompson, Executive Vice President, Operations for Boyd Gaming. "Through this partnership, Boyd Gaming will be able to deliver an enhanced, compelling gaming entertainment experience across our portfolio, supported by a brand-differentiating level of customer service."

Aristocrat's Oasis 360 system is one of the most widely used casino management systems in North America. It combines an award-winning portfolio of casino management technology comprised of slot management, bonusing, digital, table management, single card loyalty solutions, kiosk and a media management hub.

Through Oasis 360's bonusing applications such as nRich™, Splashdown Countdown™, Ricochet Rewards™, and Floorwide Mystery Progressives™, Boyd is able to generate player excitement and engagement across the enterprise.

Oasis 360 continues to create innovation and differentiation through the Trackit™ table management system, which provides best-of-breed table management including table sensors, reporting and card-in/card-out functionality directly at the table to reward players accurately, providing an overall greater player experience.

All of these forward-thinking and advanced marketing applications, coupled with the Oasis Loyalty™ solution, creates a consistent player experience across the enterprise. Patrons will have the ability to earn rewards while playing anywhere in the Boyd Gaming ecosystem, all connected by a single integrated solution that works with most of the popular third-party casino systems in the market today.

For more information about Oasis 360 system or any of Aristocrat's industry-leading solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocrat-us.com. Join Aristocrat on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Regulators, Operators, and Suppliers from Around the World Contribute to and Adopt GLI-33 as part of a Year-Long Collaborative Process

LAKEWOOD, NJ (August 7, 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has publicly released its landmark “GLI-33: Event Wagering Systems” standard. The technical standard, which has been adopted by several state and tribal regulators, represents the most highly developed set of technical requirements and practices available for sports wagering systems. The standard is available free of charge at http://www.gaminglabs.com/gli-standards.

Upon its release, several regulatory bodies and industry experts immediately adopted and/or endorsed the new standard, including the Choctaw Gaming Commission of Choctaw Mississippi, the West Virginia Lottery, Cherokee Tribal Gaming Commission of North Carolina, and Global Market Advisors.

GLI’s Director of Technical Compliance Chad Kornett led the company’s standard-development team. He said, “GLI-33 is an essential addition to the GLI Standards Series, channeling the experience of our global sports-wagering team into a framework that regulators can seamlessly incorporate within their operations. Great care was taken to create a standard that supports the most innovative sports wagering applications while also anchoring fundamental regulatory objectives. GLI collaborated directly with regulators, technology providers, and operators to ensure the document represents the most highly developed standards and best practices in existence today. We profoundly thank the industry for its participation and are thrilled to incorporate this important addition to the GLI Standards Series.”

Chair of the Choctaw Gaming Commission of Choctaw, Mississippi Bea Carson said, “The Choctaw Gaming Commission of Choctaw Mississippi and Gaming Laboratories have a long history of working together, and GLI has always been there to provide their expertise when needed. It is because of that trusted industry knowledge and valued relationship that we have chosen to adopt the GLI-33 standard for sports betting. We feel that the GLI Standards have always been robust enough to ensure game integrity while not so restrictive as to limit these new types of gaming technologies.”

West Virginia Lottery Director Alan Larrick said, “The West Virginia Lottery considers the GLI-33 event wagering standard an integral component in the regulatory structure for our sports wagering offering. Our team is very grateful to have access to a technical resource that has been worked on collectively by the industry and it will also serve to protect our patrons, vendors, and licensees.”

Managing Director of Sports Betting & Technology for Global Market Advisors John English said, “As states move forward with legalizing sports betting, the GLI-33 standard provides a solid foundation for regulators, operators, and suppliers to offer continued integrity in sports wagering. We appreciate the opportunity to contribute to these standards on important issues such as responsible gaming, privacy, banking, and AML laws and look forward to working with industry stakeholders to use the standards developed by GLI for Event Wagering Systems.”

The need for the standard became apparent after GLI received numerous requests from U.S. state regulators, sports betting operators, sovereign tribal nations, lotteries, and industry suppliers around the world to establish a clear and cohesive technical standard for sports/event wagering systems. The desire was to establish a standard to help regulatory agencies preserve the integrity of legal wagering on sports and other events while doing so in a way that is efficient and supports innovation.

GLI-33, which is part of the GLI Standards Series, was developed by the company’s dedicated sports wagering team, which drew from its nearly 30 years of global sports/event wagering experience throughout markets in Australia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, Canada, and the U.S. by compiling and integrating sports wagering regulatory best practices from around the world.

After nearly a year of effort, the draft version was distributed to the global community of regulators, industry suppliers, industry operators, and industry trade associations immediately following the repeal of PASPA. GLI-33 has since undergone extensive industry review and comment which has been analyzed and applied in developing the published version.

As with all GLI Standards, GLI-33 is a “living document” that will continue to be refined as part of an ongoing process of gathering industry input. GLI continues to accept feedback and will engage subsequent rounds of updates and public comments, as the global sports/event wagering market continues to evolve.

Additionally, GLI plans to create another standard on change management systems and a framework for periodic operational audits that will further help regulators and operators create more efficient and alternative processes to monitor sports wagering operations.

GLI Standards are available for free download by clicking here.

Scientific Games to deploy its online product, SG Universe®, and install an extensive package of systems and gaming products at Wendover Resorts' two casino properties

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced today that the company will install a comprehensive package of casino management system products and solutions, as well as slot games and table products at The Wendover Nugget Hotel and Casino and Red Garter Hotel and Casino, both owned and operated by Wendover Resorts. Additionally, the company will be deploying its SG Universe product suite on Wendover Resorts' mobile and online platforms.

"Wendover Resorts is committed to providing our customers with a first-class gaming experience, both in our casinos and on our online platforms," said Justin Beltram, General Manager of Wendover Resorts. "Scientific Games is unique in its ability to provide all of the innovative tools and solutions needed to enable us to provide a superior customer experience, increase customer engagement and operational efficiencies, and ultimately increase revenue.  We are grateful for their partnership."

Replacing another vendor's slot management system, Scientific Games will install its robust SDS® slot management system and its advanced Business Intelligence application, allowing Wendover Resorts to better gather and analyze valuable player and operations data. 

Marketing solutions are also part of the comprehensive systems package, including the Elite Bonusing Suite®, a group of applications that will allow Wendover Resorts to interact with and reward players at the point of play via Scientific Games' iVIEW® and iVIEW Display Manager on-device messaging technology, which are also being installed. Other marketing enhancements included are the multi-media solution CoolSign® and Bally® Promotional Kiosks which will further enhance Wendover Resorts' communication with customers throughout the casino.

Scientific Games is also deploying its SG Universe product suite, which will power Wendover Resorts' mobile and online presence, supporting both casino properties. The suite of products includes the Mobile Concierge app that has a wide variety of unique marketing features, a proven social casino platform, and Core Systems Integration technology. SG Universe will empower Wendover Resorts to connect with their customers beyond the walls of the casino, providing a multi-channel customer experience.

"We are honored that Wendover Resorts has chosen to partner with us and share their goal to provide players with a first-class gaming experience, both when they are in the casino and when they are away," said Bob Parente, Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of Scientific Games. "We look forward to strengthening our partnership in the future by continuing to provide cutting-edge products and comprehensive solutions that will allow them to set a new standard in player engagement and satisfaction."

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LONDON, U.K. – August 6, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced it has signed an agreement with the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (“WCLC”) to provide WCLC with 700 CrystalDual® 27 Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) in Saskatchewan by March 2019. IGT participated in a competitive RFQ process to win this business.

A standout in the Canadian market, IGT’s CrystalDual 27 VLT features two high-definition displays that deliver pristine graphics. The modern hardware solution also features a first-class audio package, ergonomic design and a mobile device charging port to deliver an exceptional player experience.

“The Western Canada Lottery Corporation is excited to partner with IGT to update the Saskatchewan VLT network with IGT’s best-in-class Video Lottery Terminals and game content,” said Eric Karmark, WCLC Vice President, VLT Gaming & Operations. “IGT has been a trusted WCLC partner for more than two decades, and we’re pleased that our relationship will continue through this machine replacement cycle.”

“IGT is pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with WCLC with the delivery of 700 CrystalDual 27 Video Lottery Terminals. The versatility of the CrystalDual 27 VLT will enable WCLC to modernize its gaming venues and entertain players with exceptional, regionally attuned content,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “IGT has applied its decades of experience as a supplier in Canada to create modern, world-class solutions that WCLC can leverage in the Saskatchewan VLT network.”

Under the agreement, WCLC will receive 700 of IGT’s CrystalDual 27 VLTs - each one with an eight-game content bundle created specifically for WCLC and its players. IGT’s INTELLIGEN™ Central System will continue to connect the WCLC’s VLTs and to provide the lottery with detailed machine accounting, event tracking, system security and more.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. 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 over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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LAS VEGAS, NV, August 6, 2018 – PlayAGS, Inc. (NYSE:AGS) (“PlayAGS” or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines and other products and services for the gaming industry, today announced the commencement of a proposed secondary public offering of  5,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock by Apollo Gaming Holdings, L.P. (the “Selling Stockholder”).  The underwriters will have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 825,000 shares of common stock from the Selling Stockholder.  The Company is not selling any shares and will not receive any proceeds from the proposed offering.

Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Securities, Jefferies and Macquarie Capital are acting as joint book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the proposed offering.  BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Nomura, Stifel and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey are acting as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering. Roth Capital Partners, Union Gaming, The Williams Capital Group, L.P. and Apollo Global Securities are acting as co-managers for the proposed offering.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus.  A copy of the preliminary prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained from any of the following sources:

  • Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, or by telephone at (800) 221-1037 or by email at newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com;
  • Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, or by telephone at (800) 503-4611, or by email at prospectus.CPDG@db.com;
  • Jefferies LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at (877) 821-7388 or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com; or
  • Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., Attention: Syndicate Department, 125 West 55th Street, L-22, New York, NY 10019, or by telephone at (212) 231-0440 or by email at MacquarieEquitySyndicateUSA@macquarie.com

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Boyd Gaming is latest U.S. casino operator to deploy IGT's sports betting platform for retail sports betting

LONDON, Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its world-class sports betting platform now powers retail sports betting at Boyd Gaming's (NYSE: BYD) two Mississippi casinos – IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, and Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Tunica.

Guests of both Mississippi resort-casinos can now place pre-game and in-progress sports bets over the counter via IGT's sports betting technology. The casinos also plan to leverage IGT's self-service kiosks and other sports betting technologies in the future.

"The expansion of sports betting is an exciting growth opportunity for our company, and we are pleased to offer this new gaming entertainment product to our Mississippi customers via IGT's proven, user-friendly technology," said Vincent Schwartz, Boyd Gaming Senior Vice President of Operations.

"IGT is pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with Boyd Gaming to include sports betting technology for its Mississippi-based casinos," said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital. "IGT invested significant time and resources to ensure that our modular sports betting solution was market-ready for the rapidly evolving U.S. sports betting market, and that our customers in the various states could benefit from it as soon as regulation allows. IGT's momentum in U.S. sports betting is exciting and reinforces that we prioritize results for our customers over anything else."

LONDON, Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced that Phil Satre, Chairman of the Board of Directors of IGT, has resigned from that position and as a Director effective immediately. Lorenzo Pellicioli, Vice Chairman of the IGT Board, will lead the Board until its next meeting at which time the Board will elect a new Chairman.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Pellicioli said, "On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Phil for his dedicated service and many important contributions. He successfully guided the Company through a transformational merger that created the largest gaming company in the world. We wish him continued success as he takes on a new role at Wynn Resorts.
LAS VEGAS and SYDNEY, Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") is set to bring a stellar line-up of market-leading innovation, ground-breaking technology and a significant digital offering to the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE), which will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney, 14-16 August.

Senior Vice President SG Gaming Adrian Halpenny said, "Australia's gaming market is one of the most demanding in the world for operators, and our array of products for 2018 have been carefully selected to bring efficiency and innovation to the gaming floor. There is no better place to present these than at the Australasian Gaming Expo, Australia's premiere gaming event."

For the first time at AGE, Scientific Games will present OpenBet™, its leading digital gaming and sports product line, alongside its revolutionary gaming and lottery products. This lineup is the most comprehensive offering available to operators from a single supplier, combining a range of category leading brands alongside exciting new innovations.

HAPPY CHANCE™

Headlining new games for the DUALOS™ cabinet and designed uniquely for Australian players, Happy Chance is an exciting, new two-level Standalone Progressive series created by the same team that brought the phenomenally successful 88 Fortunes®, Duo Fu Duo Cai® and, most recently, Jin Ji Bao Xi™ games to the world. Happy Chance launches with two game titles: Happy Chance Cat and Happy Chance Pig, combining an exotic Asian-style theme with exciting features and gameplay.

CASH CONNECTION®

Recently debuted games from the Cash Connection series are proving to be a hit with players. Launched with two games, Sweet Tweet™ and Wild Country®, Cash Connection offers the popular Drop 'N' Lock™ free game feature concept and is part of the expanding multi-denominational game library.

VEGAS STAR®

With a fresh logo to herald a new era, Vegas Star has been at the forefront of electronic terminal gaming for over a decade. Vegas Star has enabled club and casino operators to maximize their floor performance and profitability locally and around the globe. The new Quartz™ terminal is a major development to the product, with a key feature bringing all the big-screen action right onto the player terminal.

Fusion Hybrid

Highlighting live dealer on our latest terminal, Quartz™, Scientific Games takes the Electronic Table Game to the next level with a new, larger HD screen that shows the live game and statistics. Scientific Games will demonstrate live Baccarat, Roulette and Sic Bo with our mystery jackpot component Bally Enterprise Progressive System (BEPS), a powerful solution to configure, manage and audit progressives from a central location – on any casino management system.

From the Company's proprietary table games portfolio, highlights will include EZ Baccarat®, HAWAIIAN ISLAND CREATIONS™ Hold'em Poker®, Vegas Blackjack Fever and What the Flush!®.
SYDNEY, Australia (3 August 2018) – GLI Australia is the clear leader among test labs in the Australian and Asian gaming industry, and now GLI Australia staff will bring their locally focused global expertise to the Australasian Gaming Expo, which takes place 14-16 August at ICC Sydney Darling Harbour NSW.

GLI Australia’s industry-leading experts will be on stand #452 at the show discussing GLI’s proven laboratory services including testing and certification, communication protocol and interoperability expertise, and sports betting testing knowledge.

GLI Australia has three labs on the continent and, because of its global reach, can benefit local customers of all sizes.

“At AGE, GLI will prove once again that no other lab can match our abilities or reach. We have been serving the Australian gaming market since 1991 and are proud to have three local labs dedicated to serving our local regulators, suppliers, and operators. GLI is the leading expert when companies in Australia want to sell their equipment overseas,” said Ian Hughes, GLI’s Vice President of Global Services.

GLI is known the world over as the gaming industry’s leading “regulation-ready” testing and certification lab, and only GLI can give suppliers total access into both existing and emerging land-based, iGaming, and sports-wagering markets around the world. Further, as the industry’s communication protocol and interoperability experts, GLI helps get suppliers’ products anywhere they want them to go with consistency, speed, and accuracy.

GLI has provided 21,233 certifications for the Australian and New Zealand market, as well as certified 552,712 Australian innovations for global jurisdictions. Additionally, GLI has transferred approval to over 475 jurisdictions totaling over 3,037,750 certifications globally since the company’s inception.

GLI has several exclusive tools that help suppliers reach global markets quickly and efficiently. For example, GLI’s new test automation improves testing consistency and accuracy, speeding time to market. GLI Link® is a patented remote testing system that greatly reduces supplier expenses. Point.Click.Transfer.® allows suppliers to quickly and easily transfer previously certified devices and systems to jurisdictions worldwide.

“Our testing all leads to the Gaming Labs Certified® mark, and suppliers, regulators, and operators the world over know the mark is a respected symbol of quality. It is another distinctive factor that separates GLI from other test labs,” said Erdal Eskin, GLI Australia’s Chief Operating Officer.



Join GLI on stand #452 at AGE or online at gaminglabs.com. Be part of the GLI conversation on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Gaming Laboratories International

Gaming Laboratories International, LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and assessment services. GLI’s laboratory locations are found on six continents, and the company holds U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and 17065 standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. GLI also holds ISTBQ certification. For more information, visit gaminglabs.com.

HAARLEM, THE NETHERLANDS (1 August 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®is pleased to announce that the opening of Sweden’s gaming market to operators has begun. In anticipation of this milestone, GLI has added the new laws and regulations governing gaming in Sweden to its ISO accreditations and is ready to meet the testing needs of operators and suppliers. This expands GLI’s already robust presence across Europe as the region’s premier testing and certification laboratory.

Martin Britton, Managing Director for GLI Europe stated, “We have the best people in place in all our offices to assist our clients and help them navigate the new rules and regulations for Sweden. This is an exciting time for all of us. We all know this market will bring many new opportunities for our clients and time-to-market will be paramount for the go-live scheduled in January.”

For more information about GLI’s testing, certification, and professional services, please visit gaminglabs.com, or contact GLI Europe directly by phone at +31-252-529-9838.

International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a 10-year contract extension with the Michigan Lottery to provide new lottery technology and ongoing services through January 2031.

"We are pleased to continue our relationship with the Michigan Lottery, one that dates back to 1988," said Jay Gendron, IGT COO, Lottery. "As one of the most successful lotteries in the United States, the Michigan Lottery continues to achieve record sales and contributions to the Michigan School Aid fund, its beneficiary. We look forward to providing industry-leading technology that will assist the Michigan Lottery in managing and growing its business now and in the years ahead."

Under the terms of the contract extension, IGT will provide the Michigan Lottery with innovative tools from IGT's Aurora™ platform, such as Aurora Navigator™, and several of IGT's BizApps lottery applications including Performance Wizard, Retailer Wizard, Order Wizard, and Instant Tracking Wizard which enable the Lottery to drive profitable growth.

IGT's new Retailer Pro terminals will replace the 11,550 existing lottery terminals. WinCheck™ ticket checkers will also be installed in retail locations allowing for players to easily check whether their tickets are winners. In addition, the Lottery will receive 2,100 GameTouch™ self-service touch-screen lottery vending machines.

IGT will maintain its primary data center in Lansing, Michigan, and will continue providing services for the Michigan Lottery including installation and maintenance of the new central system and terminals; maintenance of the communications network; retailer training; field merchandisers; marketing support; call center services; field services; and instant ticket warehousing and distribution. IGT is also providing backup data center services from its Data Center of the Americas facility located in Austin, Texas.
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) (“Everi or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and financial technology solutions, through its subsidiaries Everi Payments Inc., and Global Cash Access (UK), Limited Inc. (“Everi UK”) has entered into a services representative agreement with Intelligent Gaming Systems Limited (“Intelligent Gaming”). The agreement enables Intelligent Gaming to resell Everi UK’s cash access products as well as provide first line support and service to customers in the U.K. market. The agreement is effective Aug. 1, 2018.

“Intelligent Gaming has been the fastest growing supplier of management systems for retail casinos in the U.K. and brings to the table unmatched operational expertise and a deep commitment to customer service,” said Michael Rumbolz, President and CEO, of Everi. “We believe this partnership will enable us to continue to enhance operators’ ability to provide funds to the floor, perform at their peak efficiency, and promote responsible gaming. We also look forward to collaborating with Intelligent Gaming on product integrations that will further streamline cash desk operations and allow us to introduce new financial technology products to the U.K. market.”

“Everi is a leading payments provider to gaming establishments in the U.K. and we’re excited to be working together,” said Martin Sykes, Managing Director, of Intelligent Gaming. “Through this reseller agreement, we look forward to working closely with Everi to help customers achieve tangible operational improvements and the highest standard of accountability.”

Intelligent Gaming will primarily represent Everi’s CasinoDirect™ kiosk solution with its enhanced U.K. cloud-based software platform. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant software provides players a simple interface to begin their cash advance transactions right on the gaming floor while cashiers are provided with a single, easy-to-use dashboard that streamlines the retrieval of cash advance transactions.

As part of the agreement, Intelligent Gaming will provide local 24-hour help desk services and first level support while Everi will maintain on-site technical and second level support. Issue tracking and management has been integrated into Intelligent Gaming’s current system services organization.

LAS VEGAS, August 1, 2018 - SHARK TRAP ™ GAMING & SECURITY SYSTEMS has engaged with Leardon Solutions to deliver completed products for GLI approval.

Leardon Solutions is a multinational product development and manufacturing company headquartered in San Diego, California. Leardon Solutions provides world class engineering, cost effective development and high-quality manufacturing for early-stage startups all the way to Fortune 500 companies.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (July 30, 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has become the first test laboratory to be accredited by the Lottery of the City of Buenos Aires (LOTBA).

The accreditation permits GLI’s experts to perform crucial functions for LOTBA including forensic investigations; gaming device, systems, and RNG testing and certification; testing of betting and totalization systems; and any other systems implemented for the administration, management, and control of games of chance and skill.

LOTBA has the competence to authorize, organize, operate, collect, administer, and control games of chance, skill games and pari-mutuel wagering, and connected activities in the territory of the City of Buenos Aires. They will procure the correct operation of the Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo Sociedad Anónima (HAPSA), Casino Buenos Aires and official agencies.

“GLI is very pleased to have attained accreditation as a certification laboratory from the Lottery of the City of Buenos Aires,” said Karen Sierra-Hughes, GLI’s Director of Latin American and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development. “The evaluation performed by LOTBA was a detailed, extensive, and thorough process wherein GLI provided proof of its expertise and capabilities to the full satisfaction of the investigating body. We are thankful to LOTBA for their trust in GLI and we look forward to a committed and long-term relationship for the benefit of the City of Buenos Aires’ industry.”

“In addition to supporting the regulators’ plan, with this accreditation, GLI is also supporting the suppliers and operators that continue to move forward with confidence knowing that we are ready to support them in their testing and certification needs; allowing for a fast and efficient entrance in the market, where our thorough testing processes at the same time helps to maintain the public trust,” Sierra-Hughes added.

GLI’s experts ensure licensing is handled as a priority, resulting in fast response times to accreditation requirements established by jurisdictions.

The company’s testing services provide regulators, suppliers, and operators with significant risk mitigation. The company has worked closely with gaming regulators as well as government lotteries around the world for nearly 30 years, offering an unparalleled range of services designed to support its clients in creating the competitive edge of a world-class organization with security and integrity.

GLI has been working with the Latin America and the Caribbean industry, regulators, and lotteries for 20 years. Specific to Argentina, GLI had been providing services for the City of Buenos Aires jurisdiction since 2004. GLI South America, which is the firm’s laboratory based in La Plata Argentina, has been serving local suppliers since 2008.

Proven Executive with More than 30 Years of Restaurant Industry Expertise Joins TransAct’s Board

HAMDEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 31, 2018-- TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, announced today that Haydee Olinger has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective Friday July 27, 2018. The appointment of Ms. Olinger to TransAct’s Board of Directors increases the size of the Board to five members, four of whom are considered independent directors under Nasdaq rules.

Ms. Olinger served in senior management roles for more than twenty years at the McDonald’s Corporation, most recently as Global Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer from 2002 to 2015. During her time at McDonald’s, Haydee developed and deployed a broad-sweeping compliance and privacy program to better manage enterprise-wide financial, legal, human resource, and loss of reputation risks. Her initiatives have been rolled out globally, increasing policy adherence, achieving operational consistency, and bolstering financial results.

Haydee Olinger has expansive international experience having been responsible for leading teams consisting of finance, franchise, tax and operations personnel in the implementation of various strategies within many of McDonald’s markets in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Acknowledged as an effective business strategist and master negotiator with strong people skills, Haydee is also credited with playing an instrumental role in McDonald’s entry and ongoing growth throughout multiple Latin America markets.

Ms. Olinger earned both her Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Science in Management and Business Administration degrees at DePaul University. Additionally, she earned a Master of Science in leadership and Business Ethics at Duquesne University. She currently serves on the boards of DePaul University Institute of Business and Professional Ethics and the Illinois Lottery Control Board.

“With her extensive restaurant industry experience and track record of success, I am delighted to welcome Haydee to our Board of Directors,” said Bart Shuldman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransAct. “Her direct knowledge and understanding of the global restaurant industry with deep operations and legal expertise will prove valuable to TransAct as we continue to look to further develop and exploit the large restaurant solutions market opportunity for our Company. The entire TransAct Board of Directors looks forward to working with Haydee as we further position the Company for long-term growth.”
LAS VEGAS, July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced today that it will partner with Caesars Entertainment Corporation ("Caesars") to provide its OpenBet™ sportsbook platform in New Jersey and Mississippi. As the leading international sportsbook provider, Scientific Games is uniquely qualified to help Caesars capitalize on the U.S. sports betting opportunity. Scientific Games will bring its solutions to Caesars' Atlantic City, Gulf Coast, and Tunica properties in July and August of 2018.


Barry Cottle, President and Chief Executive Officer at Scientific Games, said, "We are excited that Caesars chose Scientific Games' OpenBet sportsbook technology to provide the company and its players with our advanced, proven sports betting platform. This is a pivotal deal that will shape the U.S. sports betting landscape for years to come. Together, we will usher in a new era for gaming in the U.S. and welcome thousands of new players into the sports betting market. With OpenBet, our powerful and robust sportsbook platform, Caesars will have a truly open platform and end-to-end product suite that delivers the very best and flexible solutions. Our SG Digital team is excited to help Caesars build for the future, as they expand their sports betting across land-based, digital and mobile platforms into newly regulated markets."

Scientific Games will provide its proven OpenBet product suite to Caesars, enabling industry leading technology and dynamic on-property experiences for Caesars patrons. OpenBet has proven success managing the largest share of the world's online bets, more than 2 billion online bets annually. OpenBet is the platform of choice for the world's largest sportsbook operators due to the platform's feature richness and reliability in managing a high volume of transactions at the most demanding times. In the recent World Cup, Scientific Games' platform processed over 177 MM bets in the U.K., accepted 4.4 MM bets on a single match, when England played against Columbia, and managed one customer's peak wager levels at 18,000 bets per minute with no reported issues. The Company's SG Digital division will provide Caesars' players with proven success, quality, flexibility, reliability and a robust back-end system and seamless user interface that empowers players with an unmatched betting experience.

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
LAS VEGAS, July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- – PlayAGS, Inc. (NYSE: AGS) ("AGS" or the "Company"), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products, and interactive solutions for the global gaming industry, today announced that after a highly successful field trial, Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis ("AGLC") has awarded the Company its first large order.

AGS will install 132 Orion Portrait cabinets and four of its best-performing games in 24 locations throughout the Canadian province. The AGS contract award follows a field trial of 24 Orion Portrait games that generated performance above house average and provided a positive player experience.

AGS Senior Vice President of Slot Products Andrew Burke said, "We are excited about entering the Alberta market with a large order to install 132 of our award-winning Orion Portrait cabinets, together with our player-favorite game content, to drive revenue that supports so many worthwhile charitable organizations in Alberta communities. We appreciate AGLC's confidence in AGS and look forward to a long and successful relationship providing games that entertain Alberta's players."

The AGS Orion Portrait cabinets being delivered into Alberta will feature four AGS top-performing games – Fu Nan Fu Nu, River Dragons, Olympus Strike, and Fire Wolf II. The games will be installed in early August.

Multiyear partnership extension includes delivery of Sports betting in both Retail and Online channels for Pennsylvania's largest casino, a material increase in revenue opportunity

 

London & Dublin | July 30, 2018: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gaming software, services and online gaming content in the United States, today announces that GAN and Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. trading as 'Parx Casino' ("Parx Casino") have executed a material contract to offer Sports betting in both the retail and online channels in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Parx Casino's nominated third party sports betting application software provider will now be integrated by GAN with launch expected in H2 2018.

 

On July 16, 2018 GAN announced that Parx Casino had filed a petition with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board ("PGCB") confirming Parx Casino's intention to launch Internet gaming online in the State of Pennsylvania and identifying GAN as their enterprise software Platform provider.

 

Highlights

 

·   GAN will participate in the incremental Sports betting revenues generated both in the Retail channel (i.e. on-property within the casino) and in the Online channel.

 

·      Multi-year contract extension secured, proving the strategic merit of developing Simulated Gaming with US casino operators in advance of real money intra-State regulation

 

·      Pennsylvanian regulated Retail Sports betting is forecast to generate in excess of $100m1 in gross win in the first 12months and Internet Sports betting is forecast to generate a further $189m2 in the same period, in addition to the Pennsylvanian regulated Internet Gaming market forecast to generate $200m3 in gross gaming revenue online during the first twelve months of operation.

 

·      Parx owns and operates the #1 land-based casino property in Pennsylvania located a short distance from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's largest City. In the most recent fiscal year ended June 30, 2018 Parx Casino generated $570m from slot machines and table games on-property representing a 18% share of the Pennsylvania's $3.2bn gaming market.

 

·   GAN's US-patented technology will enable Parx Casino patrons enrolled in the on-property loyalty program, to sign up online and instantly link their reward cards to their online account permitting those guests to trade in their reward points earned from on-property gaming for cash online and/or to earn rewards points from Internet gaming and/or sports betting, to be subsequently redeemed on-property.

 

Management Commentary

 

Jeff Berman, Chief Commercial Officer of GAN commented:

"Following the execution of this extension and amendment, GAN now offers clients a Platform equipped with multiple options for integrated Sports betting to be launched seamlessly alongside GAN's market-leading Internet casino product. We welcome the opportunity to deliver Sports betting in the retail channel, as well as online, through GAN's unique Platform containing patented technology."

 

John Dixon, CTO of Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, Inc commented:

 

"GAN has ably demonstrated it abilities with both its overall Platform and its integration capability for existing major clients. By leveraging GAN's Platform, Parx Casino will have the opportunity to launch retail and online Regulated Sports betting together with online Gaming in Pennsylvania later this year, subject to the regulatory approval of the PGCB."

Staying true to its patent portfolio and trademark status, Shark Trap Gaming & Security Systems received additional tademarks to verify types of shufflers that will be introduced. 

SharkTrap™

Catch'em in the Act™

USPTO Notice of Acceptance of AAU: U.S. Trademark SMART SHUFFLER™

USPTO Notice of Acceptance of AAU:U.S. Trademark SUPER SHUFFLER™

 

For more information visit www.sharktrap.com

GLI Appearing at OIGA Trade Show; GLI Experts to Address Attendees

LAKEWOOD, NJ (July 24, 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI®) President/CEO James Maida has been a supporter of Oklahoma Indian gaming for more than 20 years, and now the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association has honored Maida as a recipient of the organization’s prestigious Modern Day Warrior Award.

“I am honored to be named a Modern Day Warrior by the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association,” Maida said. “Working in the Oklahoma gaming industry over the last 20 years has been my absolute privilege, and I am humbled to get this award from this incredible group of people.”

Maida’s involvement with Oklahoma Tribes dates back to the beginning of tribal gaming in the state. Maida served as a fact witness in multiple cases in Oklahoma’s pre-compact era, such as the landmark Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma et al v. the National Indian Gaming Commission et al and cases involving Mega Mania, Lucky Tab II Pull-Tab Game, Tab Force, and Wild Ball Bingo. These cases set the stage for gaming in Oklahoma as it is known today, and Maida’s testimony, along with many others, was critical to the proceedings.

GLI was involved with both parties in helping negotiate their initial compacts and the language adopted by referendum by the voters of Oklahoma. GLI has been doing testing for Oklahoma Tribes since 2004, and the company has issued more than 66,500 certifications, helping Tribes ensure compliance and protect their investments.

Sheila Morago, Executive Director, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, said, “The Modern Day Warrior Award is the highest honor OIGA bestows upon individuals who have dedicated tireless effort and support to champion the cause of Oklahoma Tribal Gaming. James Maida has been on the front line of defense for the rights and sovereignty of the nations that comprise the Indian Gaming Industry, and we are pleased to honor him for his dedication and leadership.”

Mike McBride III, Chair of the Indian Law & Gaming Practice Group at Crowe & Dunlevy, added, “James Maida has been at the forefront of gaming technology and regulation. He is a modern-day gaming pioneer. In Indian gaming he has helped fight to protect ‘maximum flexibility’ with the emergence of new technology for Class II gaming under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. He has led and helped to craft a stable regulatory regime that has allowed Indian gaming to flourish across the country.”

GLI will be in booth #1015 at the OIGA trade show discussing its many tribal-focused products and services. The company has been testing Class II gaming products since 1989, longer than any other test lab, is a longtime OIGA supporter, and has been an Associate Member of NIGA since 1999.

Leading GLI’s presence at OIGA is Senior Client Services Representative Blaine Preston. Preston, who is a member of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, brings more than 15 years of professional experience in regulatory technical compliance, risk management, and security operations to GLI’s clients.

GLI experts will lend their insights to three panels during the show. First, Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Kevin P. Mullally will moderate a timely sports-betting panel titled “The Post-PASPA Era Begins.” Then Vice President of Global Marketing Christie Eickelman is co-presenting with the President and Chair of Global Gaming Women on the subject “Essential Skills for Workplace Success.” Last, Compliance Manager Peter Wolff is participating on the panel “Ball and Dice – What You Need to Know!” which will cover the legal, regulatory, and electronic rules pertaining to Craps and Roulette.

LONDON, U.K. – July 24, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company will present a range of performance-driven, market-attuned innovations in its booth at the Australasian Gaming Expo under the theme “Play Among the Stars.” The three-day event will take place Aug.14-16 in Sydney, Australia and presents a platform for IGT to reveal new products within its revitalized Crystal hardware family, and to demonstrate the Company’s progress in delivering regionally attuned games and solutions.

IGT’s “star studded” AGE portfolio will be anchored in the CrystalDual®-i 27 cabinet, and will be complemented by exciting themes such as the Star Stax™ and Wheel Shot™, games, and the internationally celebrated Fortune Gong™ multi-level progressive. The Company will also spotlight its Multistar™ games and gaming management systems within the Company’s lively AGE stand.

“A focal point of IGT’s AGE stand will be the Crystal cabinet series which has now evolved to include the CrystalCurve-i, the CrystalSlant and the evolution of our most successful hardware in the region, the CrystalDual-i cabinet,” said Andrew Hely, IGT Managing Director of Asia Pacific. “Over the last 12 months IGT has made measurable progress in localizing our content and services to maximize opportunities in Australia and New Zealand with solutions that can drive growth for our customers.”

 

Building on the success of IGT’s CrystalCurve-i games such as Fortune Fury™ and Wild Fury®, IGT will introduce the Star Stax game – an innovative game that includes a unique bonus feature that is triggered when the game’s star symbols align in gameplay.

Another IGT “star on the rise” game is the Wheel Shot game with its Wild Gold™ and Hero of Greece™ base games. Housed on a variety of Crystal series cabinets, Wheel Shot features an interactive bonus where players spin in-game wheels to collect rewards and earn an opportunity to the title’s coveted jackpot wheel.

IGT will also showcase the Fortune Gong game, with base game titles Dragon Dynasty™, Guardians Treasure®, and Phoenix Rising™.  These new showcase games will progressively be compatible with the entire range of Crystal cabinets, Fortune Gong can be configured as a linked progressive game, or a standalone game.

IGT’s player-favorite, Multistar games will be another must-see within IGT’s stand. Featuring a range of multi-game, multi-denomination options to choose from, IGT will launch Multistar Big 3 – reprising the game of Bingo - and Multistar Hot Dollars game packs.

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