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LAS VEGAS, May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AGS ("the Company") (NYSE: AGS) today announced an agreement with Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort ("Akwesasne") in Upstate New York that includes using AGS's Social White Label Casino ("Social WLC") platform for a new self-funded player loyalty app called "Play Mohawk" that will integrate with the casino resort's casino management system ("CMS") for enhanced player loyalty and reward capabilities.

 

PlayMohawk

This AGS Social WLC™ partnership with Akwesasne includes a pivotal CMS integration, providing an even more robust self-funded marketing channel. This enhanced version of AGS' Social WLC will enable Akwesasne's players to view and earn card points and status within the Play Mohawk app along with customized offers and promotions that they can redeem at the land-based casino.

"This is a momentous Social WLC deal for AGS because our custom-branded social casino with CMS integration offers the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort a 360-degree view of their players at home, in the casino, and on the go," said David Lopez, President and CEO of AGS. "More importantly, the CMS integration enables the casino to deliver offers and promotions through the app that drive their players back to the casino. Akwesasne's players will also get to socially experience more than 50 of our most exciting and best-performing games before playing them on the casino floor."

"We're thrilled to be partnering with AGS to offer our expansive player base new ways to engage with our brand outside the casino and reap rewards for that interaction through our new Play Mohawk social casino app," said Emily Lauzon, Interim General Manager of Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort. "Having the connection to our CMS elevates our marketing opportunities in new ways, and we plan to take full advantage of how we can customize offers and promotions that compel players to make additional visits to our casino floor."

The Akwesasne Play Mohawk social casino app will be available on the most popular mobile and web platforms for social casino fans — iOS and Android. As part of the agreement, Akwesasne receives a fully casino-branded app with content managed by AGS, live operations scheduling, segmentation, player targeting, analytics and customer support — along with a core suite of 50+ proven land-based game titles and a strong pipeline of new game content.

AGS soft-launched its turn-key Social White Label Casino ("Social WLC") solution in mid-2017 and now has nearly a half-dozen partners. The key benefit of AGS's Social WLC platform is that it has been battle-tested in the highly competitive social casino market and now supports gaming operators' player-engagement initiatives, with powerful brand extension, communications, promotions, and monetization features.

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LONDON, May 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that the Company will present market-approved slot games within its comprehensive product portfolio at G2E Asia 2018, May 15-17 at The Venetian Macao. Under the theme "IGNITE – A New Direction," IGT will demonstrate its momentum in providing its Asia-based customers with solutions and services that are aligned with local player preferences and regional business opportunities. The three-day event will also serve as the Asia debut for the Company's CrystalCurve™ cabinet, and a platform for IGT to highlight its systems leadership throughout Asia.

"IGT's G2E Asia portfolio is anchored in market-ready games such as Hyper Hits and Prize Disk that are approved for distribution in Macau and other key gaming jurisdictions throughout Asia," said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. "IGT continues to make progress towards complementing our leading Systems presence in Asia with localized games, hardware and mobile solutions that our customers can seamlessly deploy on their casino floors with confidence."

Product highlights within IGT's stand 801 will include:

  • The Hyper Hits™ game family: IGT will demonstrate the market-approved Hyper Hits progressive with base game themes The Golden Bow™ and Lotus Princess™ on the CrystalDual® cabinet. The Hyper Hits game family is a linked progressive with a regionally-attuned math model and an engaging ball mechanic that awards the title's jackpots and bonus prizes.
  • The Prize Disk® game family: The Company will demonstrate its market-approved Elephant King® and Wolf Ridge® games from its Prize Disk game family. Both titles include an anticipation-heightening scrolling prize disk above the reels that awards free games, bonuses and jackpots.
  • The Fury game family: Titles from IGT's The Fury family will be among the most anticipated games in IGT's stand. Building on the success of Wild Fury Jackpots®, The Golden Fury™ and Fortune Fury™ games are housed on IGT's CrystalCurve cabinet and feature a top-level linked progressive, followed by five-level bonus prizes that increase in value as players bet up. Both titles include an engaging scatter pay mechanic that initiates the games' free games bonuses, and a compelling presentation that comes to life on the CrystalCurve cabinet's 43-inch, curved, ultra-HD 4K display.
  • The Fortune Gong™ game family: IGT will demonstrate its internationally celebrated Fortune Gong progressive with base games Dragon Dynasty™ and Phoenix Rising™ titles. The games are housed on the CrystalCurve cabinet and award the prizes that are showcased above each reel when a Fortune Gong symbol lands on a corresponding reel.
  • Market-leading Systems solutions: IGT will dedicate a portion of its stand to an interactive Systems demonstration theater. The Company will highlight the IGT Advantage® casino management system (CMS) and the many modular components that have helped propel its success throughout Asia. IGT representatives will present the many capabilities of the IGT Advantage system, along with Advantage-compatible bonusing apps, Service Window, the Beverage on Demand solution and more.
Other gaming innovations within IGT's G2E Asia stand will include:

  • IGT's new Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) terminals and content. The new landscape-oriented, HD terminal is backed by a strong library of live and Random Number Generated (RNG) content, and is compatible with other IGT innovations such as Live Connect technology and the PlaySpot™ mobile solution.
  • IGT's award-winning PlaySpot mobile wagering solution. The versatile technology can extend the reach of live table games to players' mobile devices and can accommodate roulette and baccarat back betting. Operators can also leverage PlaySpot technology to give players mobile access to sports betting, slots, casino games and more from areas that extend beyond the casino floor.
  • Chill Gaming's skill-chance hybrid game Fortunes of the Brave™, and its compelling Bloomtopia™ game that grants players monetary and non-monetary rewards.
  • IGT's regionally popular Cash Cove® game with the Deluxe and Stack editions.
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 Interactive 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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Proven Epic Printers and Powerful Epicentral Bonusing System on Display

HAMDEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 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 a full lineup of solutions for the global casino, gaming and lottery industries at G2E Asia 2018, to be held at the Venetian Macao on May 15-17, 2018 in Macao. The Company’s showcase at G2E Asia 2018 (Stand #719) will include a full lineup of its Epic ticket-in/ticket-out (“TITO”) printers, TransAct’s current fully-featured and systems versions of Epicentral along with its Epic roll-fed printers for the global gaming and lottery industries.

“The Asian gaming market continues to thrive and as gaming expansion into Japan nears reality, TransAct is well positioned to capitalize and build on its market-leading position as a one-stop provider of industry-leading technology and printer solutions for global casino, gaming and lottery operators,” said Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransAct Technologies. “Our entire team is excited to return to Macao where we will demonstrate our best-in-class portfolio of solutions for casino slot floors, gaming machines and lottery installations along with our deep commitment to the industry and unmatched customer service. In particular, our market-leading Epic TITO printers, two unique versions of our Epicentral promotion and bonusing print system and our proven Epic roll-fed printers will be the centerpiece of our presence at G2E Asia 2018 as we help our customers throughout Asia improve their businesses.”

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

TransAct’s best-in-class lineup of Epic TITO printers on display at G2E Asia 2018 (Stand #719) will include the advanced Epic Edge, the industry-leading Epic 950 and its purpose-built Epic Edge TT and Epic 950 TT table top printers. 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. In addition, the high-resolution print capabilities of the Epic Edge can replicate a nearly unlimited array of characters and graphics, making this latest TITO printer an ideal fit for casino operators in Asia. Attendees will get a clear look at the unmatched reliability of the Epic Edge and Epic 950, both of which are designed to simplify casino operations and improve floor performance.

TITO solutions on display will include:

  • Epic Edge – This next-generation casino ticket printer offers 300 dpi print resolution, a 50% improvement over current printers, allowing for razor sharp barcodes that improve bill validator acceptance and reduce attendant calls. It also includes an adjustable ticket bucket that accommodates standard tickets and smaller, paper-saving tickets. 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, two high-speed interfaces (USB and Micro SD) for simple updates, and a faster ServerPort™ connection.
  • Epic 950 – The current industry-standard for TITO printing, TransAct’s Epic 950 delivers proven performance in over 500,000 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.

Epicentral Delivers Casino Revenue Growth

Epicentral has been the gaming industry’s only enterprise-level promotion and bonusing software solution for more than five years. It allows operators to easily target and provide printed bonuses in real-time to players while they play on the casino floor. Epicentral and the Epicentral Systems Edition (“Epicentral SE”) will return to G2E Asia 2018 to demonstrate how they are successfully “Delivering Casino Revenue Growth” for casinos around the globe. Epicentral effectively bridges the gap between the slot machine and the reward of the printed ticket, allowing operators to drive increased customer visitation and play with ease.

Epicentral v3.9, the latest version of this industry-unique solution, offers users a host of features that build on a proven track record of driving increased time on device and revenue. 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. Epicentral v3.9 also dramatically improves the player experience by allowing for the redemption, printing and re-printing of bonuses at multiple locations.

Casino operators are keenly aware of the need to differentiate themselves through their bonus offerings as they compete for player attention and business. While printed bonuses have historically been offered for player loyalty programs through direct mail or an in-casino host, Epicentral SE allows operators to leverage their existing systems to expand bonus capabilities to the gaming device. Epicentral SE easily turns current promotions into printed coupons thanks to the power of Epicentral’s Print Manager and Design Center modules. The system can print and deliver free play vouchers directly to players which can be redeemed at the slot machine. It also presents operators with an upgrade path to a full Epicentral system implementation to take the in-casino bonus environment to a whole new level.

Epic Roll-Fed Printers: A One-Stop Shop

TransAct is a one-stop shop for gaming and lottery operators, offering a complete lineup of Epic roll-fed printers. The Company’s Epic roll-fed printers have delivered industry-leading dependability and capabilities for more than 20 years and the full array of roll-fed printers on display at G2E Asia are ideal for use in the variety of gaming devices around the world as well as in self-service kiosk and lottery applications.

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 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.

About TransAct Technologies Incorporated

TransAct Technologies Incorporated is a global leader in developing software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets including restaurant solutions, POS automation, casino and gaming, lottery, mobile and oil and gas. The Company’s solutions are designed from the ground up based on customer requirements and are sold under the AccuDate™, EPICENTRAL®, Epic®, Ithaca®, RESPONDER and Printrex® brands. TransAct has over 3.0 million printers and terminals installed around the world and is committed to providing world-class service, spare parts and accessories to support its installed product base. Through the TransAct Services Group, the Company also provides customers with a complete range of supplies and consumable items both online at http://www.transactsupplies.com and through its direct sales team. TransAct is headquartered in Hamden, CT. For more information, please visit http://www.transact-tech.com or call (203) 859-6800.

Epicentral and Epic are registered trademarks of TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. ©2018 TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. All rights reserved.

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NEW YORKMay 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (INSE) today announced that its market leading Virtual Sports products will be deployed at retailer locations in Pennsylvania following a ground-breaking technology project with the Pennsylvania Lottery and Scientific Games.

Virtual Sports products will launch as part of an integration with the Pennsylvania Lottery's central gaming system provided by Scientific Games. Initially, Stock Car Racing and the new 1st Down™ Virtual Football will be offered.  Scheduled events will be streamed into a mixture of retail venues and bars and taverns throughout Pennsylvania via two dedicated channels throughout the day. The product offering will be branded Xpress Sports by the Pennsylvania Lottery.

"We are delighted to announce this key milestone for the Pennsylvania Lottery and Virtual Sports fans in the state," said Lorne Weil, Inspired's Executive Chairman.  "Through an integration with the Lottery's gaming system, we're introducing the thrill of Virtual Sports betting for the first time to Pennsylvanians, and we're gratified to have been chosen by the Pennsylvania Lottery to deliver these new gaming entertainment products to its valued players with our high quality Virtual Sports graphics and animation."

"We are proud to be a leader in global Virtual Sports innovation, and we look forward to introducing new market-specific products, including 1st Down™ Virtual Football, to the Pennsylvania Lottery's players.  This announcement signifies an important milestone in Inspired's North American strategy and we look forward to building upon it in the future," said Inspired's President and COO Brooks Pierce.

LONDON – May 7, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded a $1,625,595 jackpot to a lucky slot player at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. on Sunday, April 29.

This jackpot marks the sixth million dollar-plus Wheel of Fortune slots jackpot awarded this year.

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The first From Dusk Till Dawn™ games on the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. III hit the floor on May 4, 2018, and things are looking very cool!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin—The US debut of the new From Dusk Till Dawn™ video slot from NOVOMATIC Americas will take place at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The machines will be rolled out to the property and available to play on May 2.

The iconic theme resurrects the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez classic on the casino floor as the cult film last year celebrated its 20-year anniversary. Presented on the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 and V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 cabinets, the game has all the elements to inspire players with its fiery gameplay, Dusk and Dawn jackpots, and exciting features and bonuses.

Potawatomi Casino will be the first in North America to offer the game with subsequent launches to follow across the US.

“We love to provide our guests with the latest in gaming entertainment and are thrilled to offer them an exclusive opportunity to play From Dusk Till Dawn™,” said Rodney Ferguson, CEO and General Manager at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. “As one of the hottest titles from the 2017 G2E, our partnership with NOVOMATIC is already proving to be a fruitful one with the introduction of exciting new slots like this one.”

The title provides all the sounds and imagery made famous by the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez classic. From Dusk Till Dawn™ is the first premium license offering as part of a strategic partnership between MiramaxTM and NOVOMATIC.

“This is the first premium brand we have ever offered at NOVOMATIC Americas,” said NOVOMATIC Americas President and Chief Executive Officer – North America Rick Meitzler. “Potawatomi has been an outstanding promotional partner. The game looks fantastic and it’s designed with bonuses that will entertain and entice slot players. We are thrilled to introduce the product at the beautiful Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.”

From Dusk Till Dawn™ offers players an entertaining assortment of mini bonuses that can trigger on any base game spin, two highly engaging bonus features and a two-level standalone progressive jackpot. The game features a thrilling Dancing Bonus feature as well as a Mugshot Bonus feature and a progressive jackpot. George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Salma Hayek, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis and everyone’s favorite bartender, Danny Trejo, appear throughout the game, offering players new and entertaining ways to win.

For more information on NOVOMATIC Americas, visit novomaticamericas.com

Scientific Games' SG Digital division has deployed its Open Gaming System (OGS) for UK- and Isle of Man-licensed operator Novibet, allowing it to significantly expand its range of casino games.

This sees Novibet players gain access to a portfolio of more than 1,000 games, including titles from SG Digital's nine in-house studios alongside a range of third-party content.

The roll-out follows a series of updates to the Novibet Casino platform, completed in April, which allowed for a range of titles to be added from new suppliers.

"We're pleased to begin our partnership with Novibet," SG Digital group chief executive Matt Davey said.

"Our OGS platform brings industry leading games to customers with easy integration, allowing their players to enjoy our world-class content," he said. "We look forward to our relationship with Novibet as we continue to provide them with best-in-class gaming content."

Novibet general manager Konstantinos Andris added: "The SG Digital portfolio instantly expands our game library to include some highly popular titles. We're thrilled to bring both their proprietary content and their library of third-party content to our site, further enhancing our online portfolio."

Kevin Sheehan to Remain as Senior Advisor – Cottle to Focus on Driving Current Growth Strategies and Unifying the Player Experience Across Retail and Digital

Tim Bucher to Join Company as Chief Product Officer

LAS VEGAS, May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced new executive appointments. Barry Cottle, currently Chief Executive Officer of SG Interactive, will become the Company's new President and CEO, effective June 1, 2018. Cottle will replace current President and CEO Kevin Sheehan who will remain with the company as a senior advisor. The Company also announced that Tim Bucher, previously SVP and GM of the Consumer Solutions Group at Seagate Technology, has been named EVP and Chief Product Officer across all Scientific Games' business divisions.

"I'm proud of what we have accomplished over the past two years. Our Company is stronger than ever and growing across all our divisions. With the acquisition of NYX and the rapid growth of our entire interactive business, Scientific Games is poised to lead the future as the entire gaming industry transitions to new digital and mobile platforms. I want to thank the Scientific Games executive team, my friends and colleagues at MacAndrews & Forbes and all of our employees for their hard work and commitment. Barry has been a great partner, and I look forward to supporting his efforts to lead Scientific Games into the digital future," said Kevin Sheehan.

"Innovation is the cornerstone of our strategy at Scientific Games. Across all our business units and platforms, we are relentless in our efforts to drive greater efficiency and adaptability to take advantage of new and growing markets. Scientific Games' expertise and passion for innovation is an invaluable asset, as we continue to build cutting-edge technology to enhance the player experience for both retail and digital platforms," said Barry Cottle.

"Kevin took over after the successful integration of Bally and WMS and, as one company, moved Scientific Games forward and helped in driving growth across all our business units. I want to thank him for his strong leadership and tireless efforts that led to the company's success over the last two years and I look forward to continuing to work with him as a senior advisor to the company. Under Barry's leadership, SG Interactive, now SG Social and SG Digital with the NYX acquisition, has become the market leader in free-to-play and online gaming and is perfectly positioned to capitalize on new markets opening up to legalized online gaming, lottery and sports betting around the world, including the United States," said Ronald O. Perelman, Chairman of the Board of Scientific Games.

Barry Cottle joined Scientific Games as Chief Executive, SG Interactive, in August 2015 to lead the strategy and growth plans of the Interactive group.  In just over two years, Barry led the team to double revenue growth and Scientific Games' efforts to enter Sports Betting and iLottery through the acquisition of NYX/OpenBet™. Before Scientific Games, Mr. Cottle served as Vice Chairman of Deluxe Entertainment where he helped drive digital innovation including Deluxe's launch of Virtual Reality. Prior to that, Barry has held Executive Leadership roles at Zynga, Electronic Arts Inc., The Walt Disney Company and Palm Computing, Inc., helping lead these organizations to rapid growth in mobile and online markets by providing leading-edge products.  

Tim Bucher joins the Company as EVP and Chief Product Officer across all business divisions. Bucher is a Silicon Valley veteran who has created several successful companies which have either been taken public or acquired by tech giants including Apple, Microsoft, Dell, and Seagate Technology over the last 3 decades. He has served in executive product roles directly for Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Michael Dell learning from those iconic entrepreneurs how to innovate and grow businesses.  Specializing in consumer software, hardware, and user experiences, Tim holds over 40 patents in networking technology, user interface design, computer and processor design as well as graphics and multimedia technologies.  Most recently Tim served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Seagate Technology's $1.4B global consumer business developing innovative solutions to break Seagate into new markets including mobile, drone, and gaming.

TransAct Technologies Partners with AIGC Co., Ltd. to Pursue Japan Casino Gaming Opportunities AIGC Co., Headed by 25-Year Casino Gaming Veteran Aki Isoi, will Promote TransAct's Industry-Leading Print Technology to Wide Range of Gaming Device Manufacturers and Casino Operators Pursuing New, Large Market Opportunity


Hamden, Connecticut - January 10, 2018 - TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT) ("TransAct" or "the Company"), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, announced today a partnership with AIGC Co., a new consulting agency focused on the potential casino gaming market in Japan. AIGC Co., which is headed by 25-year casino gaming executive Akiyoshi ("Aki") Isoi, will promote the advantages of TransAct's industry-leading casino gaming print technologies to all constituencies pursuing and supporting the large potential market opportunity in Japan, including established gaming equipment manufacturers, international and local casino operators, government officials and to-be-created regulatory agencies.

Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransAct Technologies, commented, "I am truly excited to be working with Aki as he is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in the casino industry. Aki's sterling reputation and 25-year track record of success in the casino gaming industry make him the perfect partner to promote our printer and software technology solutions in what we believe will become a large new casino market. He now resides in Japan and his relationships and knowledge of the market will help ensure that the advantages of our leading solutions are top of mind for all participants in the market, including with the large international operators that have already opened offices in the market, with local and global equipment manufacturers including pachinko machine suppliers, and with all government agencies that will help to establish, regulate and promote casino gaming in Japan. We are confident that with Aki's support, TransAct will be optimally positioned to capture a strong share of the casino gaming printer market as the Japan opportunity develops."

Aki Isoi added, "TransAct's casino products are the industry's most reliable and best-in-class solutions, delivering proven performance for casino operators. I am very pleased to be working with Bart and the TransAct team as this large new market begins to form. All potential operators in Japan and their guests will demand optimal performance from casino gaming technology and I am confident that TransAct's solutions will exceed expectations and help play a role in establishing Japan as a casino gaming technology leader."

The Japanese casino gaming market is expected to be a major opportunity including the initial licensing of up to three large-scale integrated casino resort properties; two in large cities and one in a regional market. The request for proposal process for interested operating partners is expected to begin shortly and conclude later in 2018 which could result in the first integrated resort properties opening as early as 2021 or 2022.
TransAct's available print technology solutions for the Japan gaming market will include:

  • Epicentral(R) -- This revolutionary enterprise-level promotion and bonusing software solution effectively bridges the gap between the gaming device and the reward of the printed ticket. Epicentral v3.9 allows operators to run simultaneous promotions, create games within games, offer multi-user/multi-site promotions, run different promotions on different slot game banks, segment players by tier and run promotions for uncarded players. Epicentral System Edition (SE) allows operators to leverage existing system investments to expand bonusing by leveraging the Print Manager and Design Center modules while also providing an upgrade path to Epicentral.
  • Epic Edge(R) -- This next-generation casino ticket printer offers operators a new print resolution (300 dpi) that delivers a 50% improvement over current printers 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. 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, two high-speed interfaces (USB and Micro SD) for simple updates, and a faster ServerPort(TM) connection.
  • Epic 950(R) -- The current industry-standard for TITO printing, TransAct's Epic 950 continues to deliver proven performance in over 500,000 slot machines worldwide. Easily integrated into all game types, the Epic 950 features TicketBurst(TM) 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(TM) and Epic 950 TT(TM) -- 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 880(R) -- 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(R) -- 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.


About TransAct Technologies Incorporated
TransAct Technologies Incorporated is a global leader in developing software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets including restaurant solutions, POS automation, casino and gaming, lottery, mobile and oil and gas. The Company's solutions are designed from the ground up based on customer requirements and are sold under the AccuDate(TM), EPICENTRAL(R), Epic(R), Ithaca(R), RESPONDER and Printrex(R) brands. TransAct has over 3.0 million printers and terminals installed around the world and is committed to providing world-class service, spare parts and accessories to support its installed product base. Through the TransAct Services Group, the Company also provides customers with a complete range of supplies and consumable items both online at http://www.transactsupplies.com and through its direct sales team. TransAct is headquartered in Hamden, CT. For more information, please visit http://www.transact-tech.com or call (203) 859-6800. Epicentral and Epic are registered trademarks of TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. (c)2018 TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. All rights reserved.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release include forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe" or "continue" or the negative thereof or other similar words. All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, customer acceptance and market share gains, both domestically and internationally, in the face of substantial competition from competitors that have broader lines of products and greater financial resources; our competitors introducing new products into the marketplace; our ability to successfully develop new products; our dependence on significant customers; our dependence on significant vendors; dependence on contract manufacturers for the assembly of a large portion of our products in Asia; our ability to protect intellectual property; our ability to recruit and retain quality employees as the Company grows; our dependence on third parties for sales outside the United States, including Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and Asia; the economic and political conditions in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and Asia; marketplace acceptance of new products; risks associated with foreign operations; the availability of third-party components at reasonable prices; price wars or other significant pricing pressures affecting the Company's products in the United States or abroad; risks associated with potential future acquisitions; our new line of food safety and oil and gas products driving increased adoption by customers; and other risk factors detailed from time to time in TransAct's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and the Company assumes no duty to update them to reflect new, changing or unanticipated events or circumstances.
Doncaster, UK – November 29, 2017 – TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, announced today that beginning January 1, 2018, it will launch direct sales and support operations for casino and gaming customers throughout Europe. TransAct’s new direct European sales team, led by Robert Denham, Vice President of Sales and Product Management, will be focused on the Company’s casino and gaming solutions portfolio, including its industry-leading Epic Edge™ and Epic 950™ ticket-in/ticket-out printers, the Epic 880® and Epic 430® roll-fed printers, the Epic 3000® lottery printer, and its industry-unique Epicentral promotion and bonusing software solution. TransAct expects that the shift from working with a distributor to a direct sales and service team to support European customers will result in more effective customer interaction and service which will drive an improvement in its international casino and gaming contributions going forward.

To support its new direct sales operations in Europe, the Company recently expanded its presence in Doncaster, United Kingdom. TransAct’s Doncaster office contact information is as follows:

TransAct Technologies Limited
Units 5 & 6 Bullrush Grove
Balby, Doncaster DN4 8SL UK
+44-1709772500

About TransAct Technologies Incorporated
TransAct Technologies Incorporated is a global leader in developing software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets including restaurant solutions, POS automation, casino and gaming, lottery, mobile and oil and gas. The Company’s solutions are designed from the ground up based on customer requirements and are sold under the AccuDate™, EPICENTRAL®, Epic®, Ithaca®, RESPONDER and Printrex® brands. TransAct has over 3.0 million printers and terminals installed around the world and is committed to providing world-class service, spare parts and accessories to support its installed product base. Through the TransAct Services Group, the Company also provides customers with a complete range of supplies and consumable items both online at http://www.transactsupplies.com and through its direct sales team. TransAct is headquartered in Hamden, CT. For more information, please visit http://www.transact-tech.com or call (203) 859-6800.
Epicentral System Edition Deployed via Existing Aristocrat OASIS 360™ Slot Management System
Hamden, CT and Islandia, NY – October 2, 2017 – TransAct Technologies Incorporated (“TransAct” or “the Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, announced today that the first deployment of Epicentral SE, TransAct’s new systems edition of its Epicentral promotion and bonusing print system, is now live at Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino in Islandia, New York. Used in conjunction with the Aristocrat OASIS 360™ slot management system and TransAct Epic 950 printers, Epicentral SE is powering the delivery of printed offers, including free play vouchers delivered to players directly at the Long Island casino’s 1,000 video lottery terminals (“VLT”) which they can redeem while playing.

Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino is located adjacent to Exit 58 of the Long Island Expressway and features 1,000 VLTs as well as a 227-room hotel, off-track betting (OTB) wagering and several food and beverage options. The hotel is owned by global hospitality company Delaware North, which also manages the gaming portion of the venue for Suffolk Regional OTB.

Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransAct Technologies, commented, “We are excited that Delaware North and the Jake’s 58 team selected Epicentral SE to power new bonusing opportunities for their players and are delighted to be working with Aristocrat to extend the capabilities of their powerful OASIS 360 system. In what has become a highly competitive industry environment, TransAct believes that the real-time delivery of bonuses via a printed voucher is a differentiated way for operators to drive increased visitation and play among their patrons. The ability to print playable vouchers, redeemable at the game, is an unrivaled feature of our Epicentral SE system, an easy-to-implement add-on to slot management systems like OASIS 360 that transforms the bonus environment on casino floors. We look forward to working with Jake’s 58 as they fully leverage the capabilities of Epicentral SE.”

Chuck Kilroy, General Manager of Jake’s 58, commented, “Since opening in February 2017, Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino has attracted a dedicated following of customers from across Long Island. In working to expand our offers and promotions, we recognized that delivering real-time bonuses to our customers would be an attractive way to interact with them while they are playing one of our 1,000 VLTs and electronic table games. We chose TransAct’s Epic 950 printer for our machines in part because it allowed us to implement Epicentral SE. We are delighted with the results driven by Epicentral SE to date, and our marketing and gaming teams look forward to exploring the ways we can expand our bonus and promotion offerings going forward to further excite our players.”

Angelo Palmisano, Vice President of Systems Product of Aristocrat Technologies, added, “Integrating the capabilities of Epicentral SE into the proven bonus offerings enabled by OASIS 360 is a no brainer, as printed coupons are an ideal way to get players’ attention and drive increased slot floor activity. By working in close collaboration with the team from TransAct, we were able to quickly upgrade the power of what we can deliver to Jake’s 58 through our OASIS 360 slot management system and further aid our customer in their delivery of an attractive casino gaming environment, all while tracking player activity and the effectiveness of their promotions.”

Epicentral is the industry’s only enterprise-level promotion and bonusing software suite, providing for the real-time delivery of targeted promotions to customers directly at slot machines and electronic table games. TransAct’s new systems edition of Epicentral, Epicentral SE, allows operators to use the existing bonusing capabilities of their slot management systems to offer bonuses to players as a printed coupon by leveraging Epicentral’s Print Manager and Design Center modules. These real-time printed bonuses have been proven to drive increased time on device and, ultimately, increased revenue for the casino operator.

About TransAct Technologies Incorporated
TransAct Technologies Incorporated is a global leader in developing software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets including restaurant solutions, POS automation, casino and gaming, lottery, mobile and oil and gas. The Company’s solutions are designed from the ground up based on customer requirements and are sold under the AccuDate™, EPICENTRAL®, Epic®, Ithaca®, RESPONDER and Printrex® brands. TransAct has over 3.0 million printers and terminals installed around the world and is committed to providing world-class service, spare parts and accessories to support its installed product base. Through the TransAct Services Group, the Company also provides customers with a complete range of supplies and consumable items both online at http://www.transactsupplies.com and through its direct sales team. TransAct is headquartered in Hamden, CT. For more information, please visit http://www.transact-tech.com or call (203) 859-6800.

Epicentral is a registered trademark of TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. ©2017 TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. All rights reserved.

About Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino
Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino in Islandia, N.Y., features 1,000 video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming machines, including table game favorites Black Jack, Craps, Roulette and Baccarat in an electronic format, thanks to the Interblock Stadium. The casino also offers two Off-Track Betting kiosks with racing simulcast monitors, plus several food and beverage options, including the Bistro 58 restaurant. The hotel features 227 guest rooms with free high-speed internet service and a fitness center, in addition to the gaming venue and food and beverage options. The name “Jake’s” is a nod to the Jacobs family, which for more than 100 years has owned and led Delaware North, and the “58” represents the nearby Exit 58 of I-495, the Long Island Expressway. To book hotel rooms and for more information, visit www.Jakes58.com.

About Aristocrat
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global provider of land-based and online gaming solutions. The Company is licensed by more than 200 regulators and its products and services are available in more than 90 countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines and casino management systems. For further information, visit the company’s website at www.aristocrat-us.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release include forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe" or "continue" or the negative thereof or other similar words. All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, customer acceptance and market share gains, both domestically and internationally, in the face of substantial competition from competitors that have broader lines of products and greater financial resources; our competitors introducing new products into the marketplace; our ability to successfully develop new products; our dependence on significant customers; our dependence on significant vendors; dependence on contract manufacturers for the assembly of a large portion of our products in Asia; our ability to protect intellectual property; our ability to recruit and retain quality employees as the Company grows; our dependence on third parties for sales outside the United States, including Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and Asia; the economic and political conditions in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and Asia; marketplace acceptance of new products; risks associated with foreign operations; the availability of third-party components at reasonable prices; price wars or other significant pricing pressures affecting the Company's products in the United States or abroad; risks associated with potential future acquisitions; our new line of food safety and oil and gas products driving increased adoption by customers; and other risk factors detailed from time to time in TransAct's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and the Company assumes no duty to update them to reflect new, changing or unanticipated events or circumstances.
Hamden, CT – September 11, 2017 – TransAct Technologies Incorporated (“TransAct” or “the Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, announced today that the first deployment of Epicentral SE, TransAct’s new systems edition of its Epicentral promotion and bonusing print system, is now live at a U.S. commercial casino. Installed in connection with the existing slot management system and TransAct Epic 950 printers in use at the property, Epicentral SE is powering the delivery of printed offers, including free play vouchers, delivered directly to players which they can redeem while playing.

Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransAct Technologies, commented, “We are excited that Epicentral SE is now powering new bonusing opportunities at a U.S. casino for the first time. In what has become a highly competitive industry environment, TransAct believes that the real-time delivery of bonuses via a printed voucher is a differentiated way for operators to drive increased visitation and play among their patrons. The ability to print playable vouchers, redeemable at the game, is an unrivaled feature of our Epicentral SE system, an easy-to-implement add-on to slot management systems that transforms the bonus environment on casino floors. We look forward to working with this customer as they fully leverage the capabilities of Epicentral SE.”

Epicentral is the industry’s only enterprise-level promotion and bonusing software suite, providing for the real-time delivery of targeted promotions to customers directly at slot machines and electronic table games. TransAct’s new systems edition of Epicentral, Epicentral SE, allows operators to use the existing bonusing capabilities of their slot management systems to offer bonuses to players as a printed coupon by leveraging Epicentral’s Print Manager and Design Center modules. These real-time printed bonuses have been proven to drive increased time on device and, ultimately, increased revenue for the casino operator.

About TransAct Technologies Incorporated
TransAct Technologies Incorporated is a global leader in developing software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets including restaurant solutions, POS automation, casino and gaming, lottery, mobile and oil and gas. The Company’s solutions are designed from the ground up based on customer requirements and are sold under the AccuDate™, EPICENTRAL®, Epic®, Ithaca®, RESPONDER and Printrex® brands. TransAct has over 3.0 million printers and terminals installed around the world and is committed to providing world-class service, spare parts and accessories to support its installed product base. Through the TransAct Services Group, the Company also provides customers with a complete range of supplies and consumable items both online at http://www.transactsupplies.com and through its direct sales team. TransAct is headquartered in Hamden, CT. For more information, please visit http://www.transact-tech.com or call (203) 859-6800.

Epicentral and Epic are registered trademarks of TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. ©2017 TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. All rights reserved.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release include forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe" or "continue" or the negative thereof or other similar words. All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, customer acceptance and market share gains, both domestically and internationally, in the face of substantial competition from competitors that have broader lines of products and greater financial resources; our competitors introducing new products into the marketplace; our ability to successfully develop new products; our dependence on significant customers; our dependence on significant vendors; dependence on contract manufacturers for the assembly of a large portion of our products in Asia; our ability to protect intellectual property; our ability to recruit and retain quality employees as the Company grows; our dependence on third parties for sales outside the United States, including Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and Asia; the economic and political conditions in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and Asia; marketplace acceptance of new products; risks associated with foreign operations; the availability of third-party components at reasonable prices; price wars or other significant pricing pressures affecting the Company's products in the United States or abroad; risks associated with potential future acquisitions; our new line of food safety and oil and gas products driving increased adoption by customers; and other risk factors detailed from time to time in TransAct's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and the Company assumes no duty to update them to reflect new, changing or unanticipated events or circumstances.

NEW YORK, May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSE) ("Inspired" or the "Company") today announced that, effective immediately, the Company has formed the Office of the Executive Chairman, which will consist of Executive Chairman Lorne Weil; President and Chief Operating Officer Brooks Pierce; Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Daniel Silvers; and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Stewart Baker. The Office of the Executive Chairman will execute the day-to-day management of the Company.

In connection with the formation of the Office of the Executive Chairman, Brooks Pierce has been named the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Pierce recently joined the Company as Senior Vice President, North America. He has over 25 years of experience in the gaming industry. He joins established Company executives Weil, Silvers and Baker in the new Office of Executive Chairman. Also in connection with the formation of the Office of the Executive Chairman, the Company's CFO, Stewart Baker, has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

The Company also announced that Luke Alvarez, President and Chief Executive Officer, is departing the Inspired group, under terms being finalized. Executive Chairman Lorne Weil said, "I am grateful to Luke for his leadership of Inspired since its founding and during its rapid growth in its inaugural year and a half as a public company. We will miss him, and we wish him every success". The Inspired Board adds its thanks and best wishes. Mr. Alvarez's previous responsibilities will be divided among the members of the Office of the Executive Chairman.

The Company also pre-announced certain summary unaudited financial results for the Second Quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, which ended March 31, 2018. The Company has not completed its financial closing procedures, and its independent registered public accounting firm has not completed its review of the Company's results of operations for that quarter. Nevertheless, based on the Company's initial assessments, it estimates that its consolidated revenue for that quarter will be approximately $37.5 million, representing an increase of approximately 33.5% over the Company's consolidated revenue for the comparable period in the prior year, and that its consolidated Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) for that quarter will be approximately $12.4 million, representing an increase of approximately 43.4% over the Company's consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the comparable period in the prior year and an increase of approximately 26.1% over the Company's consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the First Quarter of its 2018 fiscal year. These estimates exceed the quarterly results that the Company budgeted for itself in 2017, at the beginning of its 2018 fiscal year.

These estimates are preliminary and the Company's actual results may differ materially from these estimates, including as a result of the completion of the Company's quarter-end financial closing procedures, any adjustments that may result from the review of the Company's consolidated financial statements for the quarter by its independent registered public accounting firm and other developments that may arise between now and the time the consolidated financial results for the quarter are finalized and publicly reported in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. See "Forward-Looking Statements", below. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. For our definition of the measure and its reconciliation to net loss, see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures", below. The Company undertakes no obligation to make future disclosures regarding its performance against internal budgets.

Mr. Weil concluded, "I believe the outlook for the Company is strong and I look forward to continuing to work with the leadership team, the Board and our incredibly talented employees as we execute on our strategic priorities as a best-in-class company and leader in our industry."

Conference Call and Webcast

Inspired management will host a conference call at 9:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, to discuss the Company's full Second Quarter results and general business trends. The dial-in number is 1-877-870-4263 for participants in the United States and 1-412-317-0790 for participants outside the United States. Participants should ask to be joined to the Inspired Entertainment call. A replay of the call will be available one hour after the conclusion of the call and until May 16, 2018 by calling 1-877-344-7529 for listeners in the United States, or 1-412-317-0088 for listeners outside the United States, via replay access code 10120001. A replay of the call will also be available on our website at www.inseinc.com on the Investors/Events and Presentations web page.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We use certain non-GAAP financial measures, including EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, to analyze our operating performance. We use these financial measures to manage our business on a day-to-day basis. We believe that these measures are commonly used in our industry to measure performance. For these reasons, we believe that our non-GAAP financial measures provide expanded insight into our business, in addition to standard U.S. GAAP financial measures. There are no specific rules or regulations for defining and using non-GAAP financial measures, and as a result the measures we use may not be comparable to measures used by other companies, even if they have similar labels. The presentation of non-GAAP financial information should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. You should consider our non-GAAP financial measures in conjunction with our U.S. GAAP financial measures. We define certain of our non-GAAP financial measures as follows:

EBITDA is defined as net loss excluding depreciation and amortization, interest expense, interest income and income tax expense.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net loss excluding depreciation and amortization, interest expense, interest income and income tax expense, and other additional exclusions and adjustments. Such additional excluded amounts include stock-based compensation U.S. GAAP charges where the associated liability is expected to be settled in stock, and changes in the value of earnout liabilities and income and expenditure in relation to legacy portions of the business (being those portions where trading no longer occurs) including closed defined benefit pension schemes. Additional adjustments are made for items considered outside the normal course of business, including (1) restructuring costs, which include charges attributable to employee severance, management changes, restructuring and integration (2) merger and acquisition costs and (3) gains or losses not in the ordinary course of business.

We believe Adjusted EBITDA, when considered along with other performance measures, is a particularly useful performance measure, because it focuses on certain operating drivers of the business, including sales growth, operating costs, selling and administrative expense and other operating income and expense. We believe Adjusted EBITDA can provide a more complete understanding of our operating results and the trends to which we are subject, and an enhanced overall understanding of our financial performance and prospects for the future. Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of liquidity or cash flows from operations or a measure comparable to net income or loss, because it does not take into account certain aspects of our operating performance (for example, it excludes non-recurring gains and losses which are not deemed to be a normal part of underlying business activities). Our use of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to the use by other companies of similarly termed measures. Management compensates for these limitations by using Adjusted EBITDA as only one of several measures for evaluating our operating performance. In addition, capital expenditures, which affect depreciation and amortization, interest expense, and income tax benefit (expense), are evaluated separately by management.

INSPIRED ENTERTAINMENT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

     
   

For the Three-Month Period ended

           
   

Unaudited 
March 31,

 

Unaudited 
March 31,

 

(In thousands)

 

2018

 

2017

 
           

Net loss

 

($498)

 

($9,120)

 
           

Items Relating to Legacy Activities:

         

Pension charges

 

139

 

166

 

Costs relating to former operations

 

-

 

43

 

Litigation Settlement

 

260

 

-

 
           

Items outside the normal course of business:

         

   Costs of group restructure

 

257

 

467

 

Transaction fees

 

228

 

813

 
           

Stock-based compensation expense

 

1,251

 

1,291

 
           

Depreciation and amortization

 

11,120

 

8,004

 

Total other expense, net

 

(437)

 

6,953

 

Income tax

 

83

 

32

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$12,402

 

$8,649

 
           

Adjusted EBITDA

 

£8,861

 

£6,981

 
           

Exchange Rate - $ to £

 

1.40

 

1.24

 

Certain totals may vary due to rounding.

May 1, 2018 (Vancouver, Canada) – GeoComply today announced that it has signed an agreement with Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) to provide its market-leading geolocation compliance services to the company in anticipation of regulated sport betting being legalized in the United States.

GeoComply’s geolocation technology will be integrated into the OpenBet™ platform, SG Digital's innovative and best-of-breed sports betting solution. GeoComply will verify a player’s wager is placed from a location authorized for legal sports betting, to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.

“Scientific Games has been a long-time partner of GeoComply since the onset of U.S.-regulated iGaming, having first gone live with our geolocation technology in New Jersey in 2013,” states GeoComply USA CEO Anna Sainsbury. “As a market innovator, they have taken the initiative to anticipate the U.S. sports betting market’s regulatory needs by integrating our geofencing capabilities into their products. This move ideally positions Scientific Games as the industry awaits the Supreme Court decision on the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).”

Quinton Singleton, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Government Affairs of SG Digital, said: “Having recently announced that our sports betting solution is already under review by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, Scientific Games sees itself at the forefront of the industry to mobilize and offer live online sports wagering as soon as the law permits. GeoComply’s technology is key for preparing and licensing our solution in such a highly anticipated time in our industry.”

New Jersey is currently challenging the constitutionality of PASPA. The federal statute, implemented in 1992, made gambling on professional and collegiate athletics illegal. If PASPA is repealed, a report published by U.S. gambling research consultancy Eilers & Krejcik Gaming has indicated that up to 30 states could introduce licensed sports betting bills.
Company's Cooperative Services Program Added to Enhance Sales Growth and Help Increase Lottery Proceeds to State

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that the Kentucky Lottery Corporation (the "Lottery) has extended the Company's instant games contract for eight years. Players in Kentucky will continue to enjoy the fun and entertainment of favorite games such as Bluegrass Blowout and Wild 8s, as well as innovative new products like Folding Money Doubler, oversized game Big Money, and multi-scene game Big Blue/Big Red 8s. As part of the contract extension, Scientific Games was also selected to incorporate its Cooperative Services Program (CSP) for full category management of instant games to the Kentucky Lottery and its network of nearly 3,000 retailers.

"We have strategically chosen to extend our instant games contract with Scientific Games due to their track record of providing quality games, support and strategic planning for our instant game portfolio," said Tom Delacenserie, President of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. "The addition of the Cooperative Services Program allows us to build on the success of our instant games. Scientific Games' product solutions and advanced logistics will enhance our ability to plan, manage and distribute our instant games in the most efficient manner possible across our retailer network – and ultimately help us increase revenues for the Commonwealth of Kentucky."

Scientific Games' Cooperative Services Program is a full category management approach used by more than 20 lotteries worldwide to maximize retail sales performance. Services may include research, game planning and design, inside sales, state-of-the-art advanced logistics, instant game management systems, and marketing support. In the United States, instant game retail sales for lotteries currently using the Company's CSP outpace the industry by nearly 40 percent.

"We look forward to eight more years of growth for the Kentucky Lottery's instant products through our trusted relationship with the lottery's instant game and marketing teams," said John Schulz, Senior Vice President, Instant Products at Scientific Games. "Combining our 40 years of knowledge of instant products and lottery consumers with the Lottery's highly experienced team, it's a win-win that will get even better with the addition of our full category management Cooperative Services Program, which will include our SciTrak™ instant game management system."

The Kentucky Lottery is ranked among the Top 25 lotteries in the world for instant game per capita sales (La Fleur's 2018 World Almanac). Scientific Games, the world's leading supplier of lottery instant games, has supplied the Lottery's instant games for more than 25 years, and through the current contract for the last seven years.

With a total of nine instant game presses in five manufacturing facilities on four continents, Scientific Games provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries globally.

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
LAS VEGAS (April 30, 2018) – Aristocrat has installed its multiple award-winning Oasis 360™ system at Ocean Downs Casino in Berlin, Maryland, replacing an existing competitive product. This latest agreement continues to strengthen the partnership between Aristocrat and Churchill Downs and marks the fifth property within the enterprise utilizing the Oasis 360 solution.

As part of the Oasis 360 system installation, Aristocrat provided Ocean Downs with all-new, in-game nCompass™ 6.2 units; Oasis Core, which includes advanced accounting, marketing, and operational modules; Oasis Trackit™ for sophisticated table management; and the Oasis Bonusing modules nRich™ and Play & Win™.

“We have been very pleased with the performance of Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 system at our other properties, and now we are eager to implement the system at Ocean Downs,” said Director of Casino Technology for Churchill Downs Incorporated Russ Stokes. “We have found Oasis 360 to be a very strong solution for us, both from a management perspective and from a marketing/intelligence perspective.”

Aristocrat Vice President of System Sales Clark Warren said, “We are grateful to Churchill Downs Incorporated for their ongoing trust and support of our Oasis 360 system. Casinos of all sizes across North America continue to achieve success using the system’s enterprise-wide functionality to drive efficiencies and increase excitement on the casino floor.”

Aristocrat’s Oasis 360™ system is one of the most widely used casino management systems in North America, and comprises essential solutions for the modern casino, ranging from accounting to player loyalty to brand connectivity.

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.

Three MBCI owned casinos to offer Simulated Gaming in H2 2018

London & Dublin | April 30, 2018: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), a leading B2B supplier of Internet gaming enterprise software-as-a-service solutions to the US land-based casino Industry, today announces the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians ("Client") as a new client of Simulated Gaming anticipated to launch in H2 2018.

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians owns and operates Pearl River Resort whose portfolio of assets includes Silver Star Hotel & Casino, Golden Moon Hotel & Casino, Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, and Geyser Falls Water Theme Park located in Choctaw Mississippi.

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians also operates the Resort's sister property, Bok Homa Casino located in Sandersville, Mississippi. Pearl River Resort is a major gaming destination for residents of Mississippi and Alabama offering 1,000+ hotel rooms together, with over 2,400 slot machines, 69 table games, 14 table elevated poker room, and bingo room which seats up to 306 players. Bok Homa Casino provides players with over 720 slot machines, 12 table games, and a bingo room which seats up to 236 players.

Highlights

· Major client win in a new regional US gaming market reinforces GAN's market position as the leading B2B enterprise software solution provider to 'bricks and mortar' US casino.

· Fourteenth US casino operator to license GAN's US Patent to permit patrons to link reward cards to their online Simulated Gaming account and receive reward points automatically triggered by the patrons' diverse online activities.

· Fifth major Native American casino operator in the United States to select GAN since the launch of Simulated Gaming.

· Optional real money Mobile On-property Gaming, at the Client's election, reinforcing the relevance of GAN's real money Internet gaming capabilities in support of Simulated Gaming.

Management Commentary

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:

"We are enormously privileged to bring one of America's largest and most vibrant Native American casino resort properties online with our Simulated Gaming solution. Pearl River Resort is the largest casino resort in the Mississippi gaming region and we anticipate their audience of patrons will engage heavily with Simulated Gaming."

William A. Johnson III, Interim President & CEO commented:

"We selected GAN for its proven success in helping casino properties to offer online gaming and for its capability to embed our on-property rewards program into an online experience. Equipped with GAN's Simulated Gaming, Pearl River Resort will now introduce our casino properties online to a wider audience of casino enthusiasts located in adjacent regional markets."

FAQs about GAN's Simulated Gaming™

· Launched in the US by GAN in 2014, Simulated Gaming™ has proven to monetize and retain casino patrons at levels substantially greater than those generally reported by social casino operators.

· Supported by 306 months of operating data, Simulated Gaming™ is now proven to drive increased visitation on-property among high-value casino patrons.

· US casino operators report more than 50% of their surveyed casino patrons are already engaged in playing multiple Social Casinos online. Simulated Gaming™ enables land-based US casinos to increase their 'share of wallet' among existing patrons as well as reactivate long-term lapsed patrons to return on-property.

GAN | Overview

GAN is a leading B2B supplier of Internet gaming enterprise software-as-a-service solutions to the US land-based casino Industry. GAN is listed on the ESM Market of the Irish Stock Exchange and the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker: GAN

The Company has developed an Internet gaming enterprise software system, GameSTACK™, which it licenses principally to land-based US casino operators as a turnkey technology solution for both regulated real-money and/or virtual Simulated Gaming. GAN has fourteen (14) casino operators as clients of Simulated Gaming coast-to-coast across the US and Internationally; two (2) clients of real money Regulated Gaming in New Jersey; one (1) client of real money Regulated Gaming in Pennsylvania and ten (10) clients of real money Regulated Gaming in Europe.

The Internet Gaming System, developed in London under a UK Gambling Commission license, is certified to the highest technical standards currently required by gaming regulators. In April 2017 GAN was granted a Casino Service Industry Enterprise license by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement being GAN's first privileged gaming license in the United States.

For more information please visit www.GAN.com

Harrah's Resort and The Wild Wild West at Bally's Go Live With LIGHTNING LAUNCH® Roulette

LAS VEGAS, April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced its first ever land-based PRIZM GAMETABLE installations at Harrah's Atlantic City and Bally's Wild Wild West in New Jersey. These units feature LIGHTNING LAUNCH Roulette, a new spin on the classic table game that allows up to four players to become involved in a social and interactive gaming experience. LIGHTNING LAUNCH Roulette is the award winning debut title on the new PRIZM GAMETABLE.

The PRIZM GAMETABLE, Scientific Games' latest electronic table system, features a 65 inch, 4k touchscreen display and offers a variety of table and slot games.  It also includes USB charging ports at all seat locations, an integrated cup holder/candle combination at each seat location, and accepts nearly all player tracking systems in the market today.

"Harrah's Resort and Bally's Wild Wild West are thrilled to be the first land-based casinos in the world to install the PRIZM GAMETABLE product here in Atlantic City," explained Kevin Ortzman, Regional President for Caesars Entertainment. "Caesars has long been committed to offering our guests the latest in gaming innovation, and we are excited to once again be first-to-market with an exciting new product like the PRIZM GAMETABLE as we head into our summer season."

LIGHTNING LAUNCH Roulette plays similar to traditional roulette. However, in this interactive version, players are able to launch their own ball at the completion of wagering. Players also have the option to bet on their own roulette ball, as well as placing a $1 bonus wager on up to all 38 straight numbers to get action on any or all of the four balls in play.

In addition to LIGHTNING LAUNCH Roulette, the PRIZM GAMETABLE will soon feature REVOLUTION REELS™ and MONOPOLY Evolution. This revolutionary product and its debut title have already received industry recognition, including the 2016 Gaming & Technology Award for "Best Table Game Product or Innovation" (PRIZM GAMETABLE) and a spot in the 2017 Casino Journal Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Awards (LIGHTNING LAUNCH Roulette).

The PRIZM GAMETABLE is scheduled to install across North America as 2018 progresses. The secondary titles REVOLUTION REELS and MONOPOLY Evolution are set to launch in mid to late 2018.

"We are thrilled to announce our first ever land-based installs of the PRIZM GAMETABLE in New Jersey. We believe that this product is a game-changer and will help promote the social aspect of casino gaming in the industry," said Derik Moobery, Scientific Games' Group Chief Executive, Gaming.

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Las Vegas, NV - January 7, 2020

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced a significant lineup of compelling new cabinets and popular progressive series at the 2020 ICE London event in ExCeL London, UK. More than 35,000+ guests are expected at the exhibition on February 4 – 6, where Konami is filling Stand #S7-110 with its latest proven gaming entertainment. Series including Dragon’s Law SeleXion®, Ba Fang Jin Bao™, and Treasure Ball™ have demonstrated success across Konami’s specialty 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) machines, KX 43™ and Concerto Opus™. As part of its continuing support for core dual-screen cabinets, the company is showcasing over two dozen original themes on Concerto™ upright and Slant™—from jackpot progressives to SeleXion® multi-game compatible content. Gaming executives and professionals at this year’s event will also encounter the official ICE premiere of Konami’s new 49J machine, offering high-end 4K entertainment across a 49-inch, “J-curve” display.

“This year’s ICE lineup is a demonstration of Konami’s commitment to delivering today’s top games, while driving new innovation for the future of the casino floor,” said Eduardo Aching, vice president, international gaming operations. “From the proven performance of Konami’s latest linked progressives, to creative advancements across the 49J cabinet, ICE attendees can experience a range of leading entertainment.”

ICE 2020 includes two specialty Konami cabinets, each with relaxed slant top, dual spin buttons, dual cup holders, and an exceptional 4K game library. Konami’s 43-inch screen KX 43 and 65-inch screen Concerto Opus cabinets will showcase several of the industry’s highest performing slot series. Treasure Ball is a top new linked progressive, with the ability to offer a mix of base game options to players through SeleXion multi-game. ICE 2020 also includes the special release of Dragon’s Law SeleXion, which combines the popularity of Dragon’s Law Rapid Fever™ and Dragon’s Law Boosted™ in one machine. Inspired by the success of Konami’s classic Cai Lai Si Ji™, an entirely new 4K linked progressive called Ba Fang Jin Bao has demonstrated success with flexible betting options and original base games. These ICE show highlights are available now across international markets.

“KX 43 and Opus are trusted Konami game cabinets, backed by a large library of successful game series,” said Aching. “We are confident about the entertainment and performance these specialty slots deliver—spanning everything from compatible multi-game content to entirely new progressive mechanics.”

This event also marks the ICE premiere of 49J, Konami’s latest high-end slot segment. With standout launch series like All Aboard™, the 49J is delivering top-tier entertainment quality and variety to global operators. The machine is a must-see showcase at ICE 2020, complete with spectacular overhead signage and lighted LED chairbacks. Two unique All Aboard base games are available for launch: Dynamite Dash™ and Piggy Pennies™.

“As KX 43 and Opus continue to gain global momentum, the new 49J is further expanding Konami’s high-end product offering by combining powerful games with premium merchandizing options,” Eduardo Aching said. “This distinctive ‘J-curve’ machine empowers operators with greater options when outfitting their casino floor.”

Konami Gaming’s ICE 2020 presentation additionally contains fresh dual-screen content for upright and slant. SeleXion-compatible base games, integrated progressives, and linked progressives are included, to support continued core product investment across international markets.

New York, April 25, 2018 - Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) today announces that it has signed an agreement to supply its games content to Novomatic’s Italian gaming platform.

In an agreement which extends to 2022, Inspired will supply VLT games content to Novomatic’s platform across its Italian retail estate, which totals over 30,000 terminals. Inspired will initially deploy two games which will be accessible from the main menu, with the potential for further titles and exclusives in the future.

‘Inspired is delighted to be partnering with Novomatic in this exciting and strategic deal,’ said Luke Alvarez, President and CEO, Inspired. ‘Novomatic is one of the largest gaming technology companies in the world, and the combination of our award-winning content with Novomatic’s platform will no doubt deliver a unique and compelling customer experience. Italy is an important market for Inspired, and it’s exciting to be offering our content to more customers in partnership with Novomatic,’ he added.

Sydney, Austrailia - December 19, 2019

The Star Entertainment Group and Konami announced the continuation of their partnership to bring top systems technology to its premium integrated resort locations across Sydney, Brisbane, and Gold Coast. For more than a decade, The Star has leveraged Konami’s award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system to deliver dependable performance and fresh engagement opportunities throughout its portfolio.

“Konami continues to be the core casino systems provider across our portfolio due to the company’s ongoing partnership commitment, and SYNKROS’ proven reliability for over a decade,” said David Croft, General Manager of Product and Strategy at The Star Entertainment Group. “Considering the level of service, collaboration, and innovation we’ve maintained, Konami’s SYNKROS best aligns with The Star’s vision to become Australia’s leading integrated resort company. The Star is looking forward to continue its partnership with Konami in developing innovative casino management solutions.”

“The Star is continually driving towards fresh entertainment opportunities and new levels of engagement,” said Mitsuhiro Miyazaki, Managing Director at Konami Australia Pty Ltd. “For as long as we have had the pleasure of working together, The Star Entertainment Group has been a company with a long-term, global approach to advancing the future of the industry.”

Through the latest agreement, The Star will introduce a number of leading technologies and new conveniences, from optimized rewards to cashless wagering. The Star has launched Money Klip™ cashless wagering for faster, more secure transactions. It allows players to load secure funds to their account electronically, rather than feeding bills or TITO tickets into each machine. Additionally, destinations across The Star’s portfolio will drive greater player loyalty rewards with optimal convenience, accessibility, and personalization through SYNKROS Offers Management™.

For the second time at G2E Asia, NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth Game Technology will present a joint stand this year, featuring a range of new products for the Asia-Pacific markets. Half the Stand #501 will be dedicated to each company and showcase a wide scope of products such as new cabinets, linked and stand-alone progressives, licensed games and dedicated content.

Centre stage for NOVOMATIC will be two brand new cabinets – PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 and V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 – that made their first-ever appearance at ICE this year and will be unveiled in Asia for the first time. Both cabinets bring a robust and stylish gaming experience to the casino floor with a 43” curve screen that delivers a variety of single- and multi-game content in exceptional 4K quality. The new 15.6” TouchDeck™ player interface gives players unique control, and the V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 offers a luxury experience with the highly comfortable V.I.P. Scorpion Chair.

The new cabinets will showcase fresh content including titles from the Fortunes series such as Vampire Fortunes™, Pyramid Fortunes™ and Book of Ra™ Mystic Fortunes. A total of six new games will be presented on six PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 cabinets and connect to the Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™ – the new linked progressive that also makes its Asian debut. Other new content features high-impact game mixes NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X and NOVO LINE™ Concurve Edition 4.

More firsts for the region include the licensed title From Dusk Till Dawn™ on the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 and V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32, plus single-game titles Viking & Dragon™, Great American Wilds™ and Fire, Earth and Water™ that present the breadth of NOVOMATIC cabinets. As the company’s ETG footprint expands in Asia, so does the portfolio, and visitors to G2E Asia will experience a NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II installation as well as LOTUS ROULETTE™ Pro. Completing the NOVOMATIC showcase will be Otium OT300 video bingo cabinets with new games and jackpots. 

New games including Asian-specific themes, as well as jackpots, will be displayed by Ainsworth on innovative cabinets such as the A640® and EVO® that complement the product offer for the region. Featuring a 40” display and game-driven lighting effects, the A640® brings a sophisticated gaming experience to the casino floor. EVO® is the latest cabinet from Ainsworth and features a range of new and proven content across two 24” screens with pinstripe-edge lighting and a first-rate design.

Titles such as Lucky 8 Treasure™, Fire Power™, Golden Link™, Golden Cash™, Oriental Express™ and Quad Shot™ – all available on the EVO® – will further demonstrate Ainsworth’s commitment to a long-term pipeline of successful content. Also on show will be new games Super Charged 7’s™, Triple Challenge™, Rumble Rumble Bison™ and the licensed title PAC-MAN Wild Edition™ on the A640® cabinet.

New York, April 24, 2018 - Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) today announces that it has released a range of new and upgraded content in retail venues and online with leading Italian operator, SNAITECH.

Mike Tyson Boxing is now available on a mixed Virtual Sports channel across SNAITECH’s Italian retail estate.  In addition, a bespoke lane-based version of Inspired’s Rush Sprints 2 product will be added to SNAITECH’s dedicated racing channel.

SNAITECH have also certified new markets for all races and launched an additional ‘QUAD’ Virtual Sports channel in a selection of retail venues. QUAD enables the scheduling and broadcast of four unique events at any one time within a single screen, allowing a different number of events to start at the same time. Virtual Sports from Inspired now available on SNAITECH’s new QUAD channel include Horses, Dogs, Speedway and 2 Furlong.

‘I’m delighted to announce the launch of this varied portfolio of new and upgraded content with our valued Italian partner, SNAITECH,’ said Steve Rogers, Chief Commercial Officer, Digital Games, Inspired.  ‘Mike Tyson Boxing is one of our most innovative and compelling product launches of recent years, and it’s exciting to be bringing it to the Italian market for the first time with SNAITECH.  Inspired remains dedicated to the ongoing development of its Virtual Sports business in Italy, and I have no doubt that these new products and additional channels will add to its continuing success,’ he added.

Multi-Channel Promotion to Award Princess Cruises and Seats in a $200,000 MONOPOLY Slot Tournament

LAS VEGAS, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced today the launch of the MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash Promotion in partnership with Princess Cruises, a brand within Carnival Corporation.

The multi-channel MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash promotion will include a variety of MONOPOLY game-based qualifying events at partnering land-based casinos and Princess cruises, as well as online throughout 2018. The qualifying events will culminate in a $200,000 MONOPOLY slot tournament on Princess Cruises' Regal Princess cruise ship on December 9, 2018.

"As one of the largest and most diverse gaming companies in the world, Scientific Games is an incredibly valuable partner to us, especially when it comes to promotions like MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash," said Anil Mansukhani, Vice President Onboard Revenue and Business Development for Princess Cruises. "Their vast reach into slot players of all types, along with their access to such a prestigious brand as MONOPOLY, is immeasurable and we are proud to work with them on this exciting promotion."

The MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash promotion celebrates the Company's over 20-year licensing relationship with Hasbro, holder of the MONOPOLY brand. Throughout this relationship, the Company has developed over 80 slot titles for casinos around the globe, in addition to hundreds of lottery and digital MONOPOLY-themed games.

"In its 80-year history, MONOPOLY has been played by more than one billion people in 114 countries around the world," said Mark Blecher, senior vice president, digital gaming & development, Hasbro. "Drawing upon this widespread popularity, we have delivered MONOPOLY experiences to fit every interest including promotions, fashion and digital gaming. We are excited to celebrate the success of our longtime relationship with Scientific Games and bring even more MONOPOLY experiences to fans with the MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash promotion."

The latest slot titles include MONOPOLY Hot Shot® on the bold new TwinStar® V75 cabinet, and the newest release, MONOPOLY Millionaire, which is showcased on the dramatic ALPHA Pro Wave 360® cabinet that features a bonus 'wheel' that spins around the circumference of the bank's striking topper awarding credit prizes and bonuses where the progressive jackpot can be won.

As part of the promotional partnership, Carnival Corporation was the first to receive the MONOPOLY Millionaire slot games.

Scientific Games has also created a MONOPOLY slot tournament game for use in the qualifying events, as well as for the finale MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash slot tournament onboard Regal Princess. The MONOPOLY-themed tournament product will be available as part of the Company's system-agnostic Tournament Express application, along with its Elite Bonusing Suite® of point-of-play promotions.

"We are tremendously excited to be celebrating our long-standing relationship with Hasbro and MONOPOLY with a promotion that includes both our land-based and online gaming players. This iconic brand is woven into the very fabric of our culture, is internationally recognized and includes the perfect elements that make for an entertaining slot game," said Derik Mooberry, Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive of Gaming for Scientific Games. "The MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash promotion is an exciting venture and we are proud to partner with such an esteemed company as Princess Cruises to offer this one-of-a-kind opportunity to our casino customers and their players."

MONOPOLY is a trademark of Hasbro. Used with permission. ©2018 Hasbro. All rights reserved.

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GAN opens Digital Marketing Agency in Tel Aviv, Israel 
 
Appoints senior executive Meir Deutsch, formerly of William Hill Online

 

London & Dublin | April 20, 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, has opened 'GAN Digital', an in-house marketing agency to provide digital user acquisition & retention services to selected GAN clients worldwide. Operations at GAN Digital will be led by experienced senior digital marketing executive Mr. Meir Deutsch who joins GAN from William Hill Online and will serve as the Managing Director of GAN Digital.

Marketing services by GAN Digital are anticipated to commence in Q2 2018 focused on driving user acquisition and retention of real money Internet gaming customers in diverse regulated European markets.

Highlights

· Proven European digital marketing experience on-boarded within GAN's enterprise and offered as an incremental service to selected clients of real money Internet gaming.
· Widens the strategic scope of ancillary services available to GAN's operator clients worldwide.
· Formerly the Head of Marketing Planning, Operations & CRM at William Hill Online, Mr. Deutsch brings more than a decade of digital marketing experience to GAN, together with a deep understanding of Internet gaming marketing and associated investment strategies.

Management Commentary

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:

"Bringing proven real money Internet gaming marketing experience to GAN's current and future clients is an increasingly important strategic aspect of GAN's US market position as a provider of both our enterprise Platform for Internet gaming together with ancillary marketing services to support client success. We're delighted to announce the formal opening of GAN Digital in Tel Aviv, long-established as a hotbed of marketing innovation and Internet gaming expertise."

Meir Deutsch, Managing Director of GAN Digital commented:

"After more than six years building William Hill Online and investing substantial marketing capital for one of the UK's largest and best-known brands, GAN offers the exciting opportunity to bring online new challenger brands in Europe designed to leverage land-based casino properties in the US. Tel Aviv remains one of the world's pre-eminent centers of digital marketing technology and offers the intellectual capital required to build substantial Internet gaming businesses online for our clients."

LONDON, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today the release of its Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting ("AGM") and 2017 Annual Reports and Accounts for the period from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, and provided updated information for the AGM, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency London, 30 Portman Square, London, W1H 7BH, on May 17, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. British Summer Time (BST).

 

The Notice of the 2018 AGM, 2017 Annual Reports and Accounts, and instructions to participate at the AGM are available at www.IGT.com, along with IGT's Annual Report on Form 20-F. These materials can be viewed directly online and are also available for download in PDF format.

Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) is proud to introduce a new cabinet at the National Indian Gaming Association (“NIGA”) trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) is proud to introduce a new cabinet at the National Indian Gaming Association (“NIGA”) trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new cabinet, Muso™, is the first slot machine equipped with a wireless charger. This groundbreaking addition will be convenient for casino players and increase play time.

The Muso™ product line creates a stunning light display with synchronized patterns in its LED back panel design. Aruze has also amped up the sound system to create a powerful theater-like sound for the best gaming experience. Muso’s ergonomic button deck is an expansive glass table with a new interface design on a 13.3-inch LCD screen.

The new Muso line of cabinets, the first of which is Muso™ Triple-27, will be at NIGA 2018 at the Aruze booth #1336.

Eric Persson, Global Chief Operating Officer and President of Aruze Gaming America commented, “This new cabinet represents a step forward for our product library. Our team once again leads the industry by introducing wireless charging capability to slot machines - although I’m sure others will soon follow.”

For more information regarding Muso™ or other Aruze products, please visit Aruze’s NIGA booth #1336 or contact an Aruze Regional Account Executive.

Switzerland Project Completes Back-to-Back Lottery Sports Technology Implementations in Europe

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced it has successfully launched an omni-channel sports betting system for Swisslos, the lottery serving the German and Italian-speaking regions of Switzerland. The innovative solution was provided by Scientific Games after winning a new contract to implement the new sports betting system with expanded wagering capabilities for the Lottery's sports product. The Company has provided a fixed odds sports betting system to Swisslos for about 15 years.

"We have been working on the attractiveness of our main sports product for quite some time and are delighted to successfully complete the project with the launch of a new sports betting platform from our trusted technology provider, Scientific Games," says Dr. Roger Fasnacht, Director, Swisslos.

Swisslos has offered sports bets, lottery numbers games and instant games to players in Switzerland since 1937, and to players in the Principality of Liechtenstein on a contractual basis since 1968. Swisslos transfers its entire net profit to the member states of the Swiss Confederation.

Scientific Games has provided gaming systems technology, retailer terminals and instant games to Swisslos for more than two decades. Recently, the company was awarded a new contract to replace Swisslos' current gaming system with its AEGIS® technology in 2018-19.

"The launch of a new sports betting platform for Swisslos completes two back-to-back successful sports technology implementations for Scientific Games in Europe," said Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President, Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games. "We believe that Swisslos players will appreciate a highly secure, integrated retail and online sports betting experience, and the Lottery will benefit tremendously from the expanded capabilities of our multi-channel system. This is consistent with Scientific Games' focus on providing market leading sports betting solutions to responsibly increase profits for our lottery customers."

Scientific Games is the leading lottery systems technology provider in Europe and the fastest-growing lottery systems provider in North America, providing technology and services to more than 150 lotteries globally.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (April 18, 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) announced today that it has become the first independent testing lab to be accredited by the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) to test and certify skill-based amusement machines (SBAM) in the state.

Read press release online here: https://prn.to/2HIbSlH

“We are extremely pleased that the Ohio Casino Control Commission voted in favor of accrediting GLI as the first independent laboratory certified to test skill-based amusement machines,” said Kevin P. Mullally, GLI’s Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel. “We look forward to continuing our work with the Commission to implement the provisions of the skill-based amusement device law passed by the Ohio legislature in 2015. We are committed not only to serving the needs of the Commission but to providing suppliers of SBAMs and operators with outstanding value and customer service.”

According to the OCCC’s rules governing skill-based amusement machines, before an independent SBAM testing laboratory is certified by the Commission, it must undergo an investigation by the Commission to determine its competency and qualifications to conduct testing of SBAMs in accordance with Chapters 2915 and 3772 of the state’s Revised Code. The investigation covers such areas as corporate structure, policies and procedures, experience and expertise, staffing and equipment, and demonstrated skill in conducting testing to the appropriate standards.

Under the new rules and definitions governing SBAMs developed by the OCCC which take effect April 23, 2018, there are three categories of skill-based games that fall under the OCCC’s jurisdiction:

  • Category “A” games do not enable a payer to receive a prize as a reward with the exception of free replays (e.g. pinball and arcade-style games)
  • Category “B” games involve a player using skill to obtain a prize wholly contained within the machine (e.g. crane and claw machines)
  • Category “C” games allow players to redeem tickets, vouchers, or tokens awarded from the machine to obtain a prize (e.g. games usually found at family entertainment centers and similar establishments)

Senior Engineering Manager, Andrew Baran, represented GLI at today’s Commission meeting. “We have put a lot of effort into ensuring that our team is prepared to fully meet the needs of the skill game market in Ohio. We appreciate the diligent manner the Commission is taking in ensuring testing labs are fully qualified and we are proud of the intensive effort we are putting into this project.”