Aristocrat’s Latest Class III Game for N. America

Aristocrat’s latest slot game inspired by the sci-fi-fantasy world of WESTWORLD™ will soon be taking casino players across North America on a journey like no other.

The game is inspired by HBO’s hit drama series WESTWORLD, from Warner Bros. Television, set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past.

The new slot game takes players on a thrilling journey through Delos Lab and WESTWORLD, filled with unexpected twists and turns, fan-favorite characters, and beautiful landscapes, as well as high-definition footage of the most memorable scenes, episodic photography and the show’s distinctive music.

The WESTWORLD slot game offers a unique gaming experience in which fans can play in two different worlds. The top symbol set represents the Delos corporate world – and the bottom symbol set depicts the WESTWORLD park theme.

Players can make a 50c wager to play the two separate games. A wager of 80c or more merges the two game sets for a full game immersion, where base games become even more exciting with increased ways to win, and additional chances of triggering a feature, as well as showcasing a unique reel set of 6x6x7x7x7x7. WESTWORLD also features a unique math model that is completely new to the gaming industry.

The base game features include Reverie Respin with a “Hold & Respin” mechanic, and Delos Replay, which adds mystery wilds or multipliers to the reel set.

Main game features include Delos Lab Free Games, which are free games with a phantom pick where players can win credits from up to three different free games that play simultaneously; and Mariposa Free Games, which offer the player the action of persistent wild reels for the chance to win big.

Contact your Aristocrat representative today at (702) 270-1000.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, November 29, 2018 (PRNewswire) – Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) is excited to announce Josh Collins as Vice President of Sales at AruzeAruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) is excited to announce Josh Collins as Vice President of Sales at AruzeGaming America. As Vice President of Sales, effective November 12, 2018, Collins will oversee all sales functions throughout The United States and Canada.

“Josh is a true asset to Aruze and this promotion reflects his dedication and commitment to our continued sales growth and customer satisfaction. He has shown commendable performance by consistently exceeding sales goals while developing and maintaining strong relationships with our business partners. Josh’s extensive experience in the gaming industry proves he’s a leader in developing strategic sales plans, consistently exceeding goals, and driving a culture of success that builds a great customer experience. His ability to motivate his team has led to his and Aruze’s continued success,“ said Rob Ziems, President of Aruze.

Collins career in the gaming industry started in 2000 where he has worked in both casino operations and the supplier side of the business. For 8 years, Collins held positions in casino operations where he managed a highvolumeslot operation before moving to the supplier side of the industry. Collins joined Aruze in 2008 and has recently held positions as Director of Sales throughout the US, Canada, and the Caribbean.

“Ultimately, my goal is to provide quality products for our partners while making it a win-win for both sides. For a true partnership to work, both sides must feel good about what we are doing. I plan to work closely with Product Management in order to continue providing quality products for our partners.” said Collins. “Aruze is a great company with some of the best people I’ve worked with and I have no doubt we will be able to expand on that." Collins adds, ”Driving the company culture here at Aruze is very important to me. I want our team to love what they are doing as this directly reflects in how well we service our customers and perform in our jobs.”

NEW YORKDec. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (INSE) today announced a new contract with the Danish National Lottery, Danske Spil, to supply its award winning Virtual Sports content to retail venues operated by Danske Spil across Denmark.

Inspired launched in Denmark in November with scheduled Virtual Sports products, including Rush Football Matchday™, across multiple dedicated channels of Virtual Sports content. These virtual events are streamed to venues via the latest streaming technology which removes the requirement for in-venue graphics PCs.   

"I'm delighted to announce this strategically important deal with Danske Spil," said Steve Rogers, Chief Commercial Officer for Virtual Sports at Inspired.  "Inspired is proud to be affiliated with World Lottery Association members throughout the world, and the opportunity to supply our leading Virtual Sports to Danske Spil retail venues is an exciting one for our business."

Rogers added, "We are confident that products such as Rush Football Matchday™ will prove extremely popular with Danske Spil customers.  Rush Football Matchday™ has recently launched in Italy to great success and we believe that we will see similar receptivity in Denmark."

"At Danske Spil we very much look forward to offering Inspired's Virtual Sports to our retail customers," said Jens Nielsen, Sports Betting Director at Danske Spil. "We pride ourselves on delivering entertaining games and a premium customer experience, and we're confident that these new products will not only bolster our existing portfolio, but also impress players with their ultra-realistic graphics and entertainment value."

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announces SG Digital has rolled out its newly-enhanced Managed Trading Service (MTS) with Caesars Entertainment Corporation ("Caesars") in New Jersey and Mississippi.

Following a rapid integration of SG Digital's newly-acquired Don Best platform, the sportsbooks at Caesars' properties will now benefit from additional betting and pricing services, along with valuable real-time event data solutions, complementing the OpenBet™ sportsbook, which already powers Caesars' online, mobile and retail offering. Along with SG Digital's recently launched Sportsbook Operations service, this launch indicates a new era of quick installations with minimal labor footprint, underpinning the rapid evolution of the sportsbook industry in the U.S.

Don Best's highly-regarded trading and pricing expertise for the North American market, combined with operations expertise from the SG Digital Sportsbook Operations team, will provide Caesars with an unrivalled product offering, building the platform for long-term success in the newly-legalized sports betting jurisdictions of New Jersey and Mississippi.

The integration marks the first time that SG Digital has powered its MTS for its operator partners.

Keith O'Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook at SG Digital, said: "This is a major milestone for us. Following a quick and simple integration that took less than two weeks following the Don Best acquisition and the recent formation of our Gibraltar Sportsbook Ops team, Caesars now has one of the most comprehensive sports betting offering in the U.S., with Managed Trading Service delivering a complete product. We're thrilled to have delivered the new service to our long-term partner in such a short period of time, demonstrating our speed to market.

"With the acquisition of Don Best now complete, along with the creation of our Gibraltar Sportsbook team, it is all about ensuring solid partnerships with our customers with a focus on next level sports betting experiences for their players."

Christian Stuart, EVP Gaming & Interactive at Caesars Entertainment, added: "With the integration of Don Best, Caesars will now be able to provide our customers superior speed and variety in available sports betting lines both on premise and in the Caesars Sports App. The combination of Caesars' best in class product, brand and loyalty program will continue to drive Caesars Sports to the forefront of the industry as this new opportunity unfolds."

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LAS VEGAS, Nov. 05, 2018 - Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and financial technology solutions, announced today a four-year extension of its cash advance, ATM, check warranty, and redemption device services agreement with Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) (“Penn National”), the nation’s largest regional gaming operator with 40 properties in 18 jurisdictions throughout the United States.

Everi will also serve as the exclusive supplier of any new kiosk hardware deployed at Penn National sites during the extended agreement term. Everi has been a long time provider of ATM, cash advance, and check warranty services for Penn National as well as ATM and cash advance services for Pinnacle Entertainment prior to its recent acquisition by Penn National.

“Extending our agreement to provide a full range of cash access services for Penn National is a testament to the level of operating efficiencies and ease of use our cash access products deliver to casino operators and their players,” said Darren Simmons, Business Leader, Financial Technology Solutions, at Everi. “Our cash access products are designed and built with both the casino employee and patron in mind all in an effort to help drive more funds to the floor efficiently and securely. We appreciate Penn National’s continued recognition of the unique benefits our innovative products bring to their operations and their ability to offer a better patron experience in deciding to extend and expand on the services we provide them.”

“Our goal is to deliver best-in-market gaming, entertainment, and dining experiences for our customers,” said Jay Snowden, President and Chief Operating Officer of Penn National. “We want to provide our more than five million active customers in our player rewards database, and those patrons who visit our gaming facilities for the first time, an exceptional experience which typically starts with them accessing funds. Everi’s cash access products and intuitive kiosks will enable us to offer that premium experience our patrons have come to expect from a Penn National facility.”

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Everi is a leading supplier of technology solutions for the casino gaming industry. The Company Powers the Casino Floor® by providing casino operators with a diverse portfolio of products including innovative gaming machine and casino operational and management systems that include comprehensive, end-to-end financial technology solutions, critical intelligence offerings, and gaming operations efficiency technology. Everi also provides proven, tier one land-based game content to online social and real-money markets via its Remote Game Server and operates social play for fun casinos. Everi’s mission is to be a transformative force for casino operations by facilitating memorable player experiences, delivering reliable protection and security, and striving for customer satisfaction and operational excellence. For more information, visit www.everi.com.

· Relax Gaming bidding to rapidly take a leading position for global distribution

· AGS’ iGaming platform extends its global aggregation reach and profile via reciprocal partnership with Relax Gaming

· A new era of two-way aggregator collaborations

St. Julian’s, MALTA and LAS VEGAS: November 27, 2018 – Relax Gaming, the innovative casino games and platform supplier, and AGS (“AGS” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AGS), owner of quality, proprietary titles as well as distributor of best-of-breed third-party content, today announced a monumental reciprocal platform-to-platform agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Relax Gaming and AGS will become key distribution partners to global operators for each other’s game content.

Popular products from AGS and its selected partners will be made available to Relax Gaming’s growing network of operators, with AGS reciprocating by hosting games from Relax Gaming and its Silver Bullet and Powered By studios. This is a significant development within the platform aggregation industry, in which two highly respected platforms join forces to widen distribution to their operator bases.

Relax Gaming Chief Executive Officer Daniel Eskola said, “We are proud to have forged this deal with AGS and we look forward to being the foremost distributor of this exciting product portfolio in Europe’s regulated markets.

Transparency and open communication are central to our new proposition as we continue to put our strategy for global distribution and collaboration into practice. We’re taking great strides towards building one of the most comprehensive content networks, with a benchmark for quality and a fresh and dependable approach to delivery. We’re grateful that this has been recognized by a provider that is as respected as AGS.”

AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, “This agreement further builds our presence in Europe with one of the industry’s most forward-thinking platform providers. We are excited to be able to release our quality proprietary and aggregated content to Relax Gaming and, in turn, receive reciprocal, best-of-breed titles for our expanding operator base. This is an important partnership and we look forward to capitalizing on this opportunity with Relax Gaming.”

Relax Gaming is well-positioned to become a new breed of supplier, offering fresh content and over 280 games, including proprietary slots titles such as Erik the Red, Zombie Circus, and Epic Joker. With a rapidly expanding portfolio, the partnership with AGS stands to benefit not only Relax, but its Silver Bullet and Powered By partners as well.

Following its recent acquisition of Gameiom, AGS is poised to release its proprietary game content that has seen so much success in the U.S. land-based casino markets. Along with a growing library of partner titles, the AGS iGaming Platform features more than 1,000 quality games to offer to the online global industry.

9TH client launch cements GAN’s position as the market leader in delivering Internet gaming content in Italy

London & Dublin | November 26, 2018: GAN plc (“GAN” or the “Company”), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gambling software and services, today announces the launch of Internet gaming content for GOLDBET Srl (“Goldbet”) a leading Italian sports betting & casino gaming operator in Italy’s regulated market.

Further to the announcement on April 17, 2018 announcing Goldbet as the Company’s 9TH client in Italy, GAN has now integrated its Platform in Italy and launched internet gaming content for Goldbet. Goldbet operates a substantial network of more than 900 retail gambling shops accounting for approximately three per cent market share of Internet casino gaming in Italy.

Today, GAN delivers more than 500 high-quality casino slots, table games and non-traditional games in Italy to nine (9) Italian operators who together represent more than forty-five per cent of Italy’s total Internet casino gaming market by Gross Gaming Revenue. Strong growth in the region resulted in revenues from Italy growing to £1.7m during H1 2018 (£1.2m H1 2017; £2.8m CY2017) accounting for just under 40% of GAN’s net revenues and this latest launch further strengthens GAN’s position as the country’s leading independent Internet gambling software and services provider.


Management Commentary

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:

"GAN continues to win major clients in Italy by delivering an increasing number of high quality Internet casino games to our Italian clients, carefully procured from independent casino game design studios worldwide as well as major land-based casino equipment manufacturers. GAN’s distribution reach now extends to nearly half of the regulated Italian Internet casino gaming market: We very much welcome the launch of Goldbet as our ninth operator client in Italy.”


FAQ’s about GAN’s Italian real money online Regulated Gaming

  • Internet gaming was effectively out-lawed in Italy until 2008 when legislation permitted Italy’s existing retail & online sports betting operators to launch skill-based games online including Poker and traditional Italian card games played person-to-person. GAN launched its first Italian client SNAI SpA online in September 2008. Legislation permitting casino Table games passed in 2011 and casino Slots in 2013.
  • GAN’s client base in Italy comprises major retail gambling operators with counterpart Internet gambling operations. The ban in Italy on the advertising of gambling commenced in June 2018 and has been widely reported as negatively impacting online-only Italian operators of Internet gambling while favouring retail gambling operators.
  • The Internet casino market in Italy averaged EUR 57.7m ($71.3m) in Gross Gaming based on the three (3) months of February 2018, January 2018 and December 2017 market share information reported by the Italian regulator AAMS. This was an increase of +31.3% Year on Year on the three (3) month average of EUR 44.0m ($49.4m) in February 2017, January 2017 and December 2016.
  • There are sixty-nine (69) active operators of licensed Internet casino gaming in Italy. GAN’s nine (9) clients, including Goldbet, represent in aggregate more than 45% of the Internet casino market in Italy based on the market share information reported by the Italian regulator AAMS.

 

Subtitle: The international rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has recently published a research update for NOVOMATIC AG, which is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange with bonds. The rating of “BBB-/A-3” with a stable outlook was confirmed, making NOVOMATIC one of the industry leaders.

Gumpoldskirchen, November 20, 2018 (OTS) - In a recent research update, Standard & Poor’s analyzed the strengths and risks of NOVOMATIC – and compared it with international competitors. As one of Austria’s leading companies, NOVOMATIC benefits from its strong European presence, its vertically integration as a producer and operator of gaming machines and less leverage compared to its global peers.

“The good rating confirms our fundamental strategy: We think over longer periods of time and focus on the international consolidation of the group of companies,” says NOVOMATIC CEO Harald Neumann. “We began this process of consolidation a few months ago, which also includes moderate acquisitions and the evaluation of various companies with regard to their optimization potential.” Following the rapid growth of recent years, the time has now come to optimize internal processes and structures across international borders and “ultimately to make decisions about the future positioning of the company in the various markets and divisions,” Neumann explains.

NOVOMATIC is an important contributor to the Austrian economy

The fact that NOVOMATIC makes an important contribution to Austria’s economic performance was recently demonstrated by a study conducted by the renowned “Economica Institute for Economic Research”. The results show that NOVOMATIC
generated a gross production value of EUR 1.3 billion in 2017. At around EUR 2.5 billion, the overall effect for Austria’s economy is almost twice as high – triggered by intensive interdependencies regarding preliminary work with domestic companies and a low import share. The gross production value comprises the value of all goods and services covered by the production process.

Two additional jobs outside the Group are linked to each job at NOVOMATIC through the integration with domestic suppliers as well as through consumption and investment effects. “Besides our vertical integration of more than 90 percent, we also are a reliable customer and partner for numerous companies in Austria,” continues Harald Neumann.

In addition, NOVOMATIC is one of the largest taxpayers in the country. The Group’s activities contributed a total of EUR 439.7 million directly and indirectly to tax revenue in Austria in 2017. The largest tax items: about 45.9 percent of total fiscal revenue was spent on wage-related taxes and social security contributions. Taxes on products accounted for 19.7 percent and VAT for 18.2 percent.

NOVOMATIC also focuses on employee satisfaction. “This ranges from setting up our own training tracks, such as the Corporate Coding Academy, to initiatives that underscore our responsibility as an employer,” says Neumann, alluding to the “Nestor Gold” seal of approval for age-appropriate work and the “berufundfamilie” quality seal awarded by the Ministry of Family Affairs for family-friendly employers.

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") has launched multiple digital games with Norsk Tipping, Norway's national lottery operator and World Lottery Association member. In partnership with Scientific Games, Norsk Tipping has added 10 online slot games to their Kong Kasino game category and two new eInstant games to their Flax portfolio (scratch games online), with additional launches of online slots and eInstant games planned for the coming months.

Norsk Tipping, a longtime business partner of the Company, plans to launch new digital games gradually to entertain more players as the library grows. The first two eInstant games, Garden Secrets and Haunted Hotel will be followed by other eInstants that leverage innovative mechanics to engage players. Scientific Games' eInstant library includes games that feature various mechanics such as crosswords, hidden image, match-to-win, puzzles, and more. The planned eInstant games feature different ways to play, further diversifying the Norsk Tipping game library.

In addition to the selection of eInstant games, Scientific Games has launched some of its most popular iGaming titles with the Norwegian operator. Fan favorites include 88 Fortunes®, Rainbow Riches™, and Raging Rhino®.

Hans Ringsvold, Head of Gaming Operations for Norsk Tipping said, "Our relationship with Scientific Games signifies a bright future for Norsk Tipping's online gaming presence. The addition of massively popular slot titles and a library of fresh eInstant games boosts our portfolio and allows us to reach a wider audience. We're excited to see continued growth as a result of this partnership."

Steve Schrier, Chief Commercial Officer for SG Digital, said, "Norsk Tipping is an excellent iLottery and online gaming partner. Our expansive content portfolio empowers Norsk Tipping to level up their presence and reach more players in the Nordic region. This partnership creates a perfect environment for our digital games. Scientific Games is thrilled to see a successful initial launch, and we look forward to providing more top-tier content to Norwegian players."

All ® notices signify marks registered in the United States. © 2018 Scientific Games Corporation. All rights reserved.

LONDON, U.K. – Nov. 20, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that its PlayShot™ integrated sports betting solution has successfully completed the final stage of Nevada regulatory approval – a mandatory field trial for the solution’s on-property sports betting module. With this milestone, the market-leading sports betting solution is fully approved for deployment throughout the State. Mobile sports betting on the PlayShot platform received regulatory approval in a field trial completed in 2017.

Throughout the field trial, the PlayShot solution powered over-the-counter betting services at 10 major Las Vegas Strip casinos and proved to be a stable, efficient and user-friendly business tool. The recent trial also included the testing of IGT’s proprietary MarkSense Technology, a solution that enables operators to design and print parlay sheets and promotions on demand.

“Gaining full regulatory approval in Nevada for IGT’s integrated PlayShot sports betting solution enables our customers throughout the State to benefit from its seamless integration of retail and mobile betting technologies in a single solution,” said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital. “Our customers throughout the U.S. recognize the power of the PlayShot technology, and view the hub-and-spoke design of the scalable platform as an important advantage for pursuing sports betting business opportunities in multiple states.”

IGT’s PlayShot sports betting technology is now powering sports wagers in four U.S. states including Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, and West Virginia.

Trading at Record Levels in Q3, driven by Strong Growth in US Sports Betting

London & Dublin | November 19, 2018: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gaming software, services and online gaming content in the United States, today announced the release of quarterly key performance indicators for the second and third quarters of 2018, highlighting continued strong momentum with the Company trading at record levels in Q3 2018.

Today's update allows the US and global institutional investment community to properly track progress of GAN's diverse business on a quarterly basis.

Key Performance Indicators for Q4 2018 will be released in January 2019.

Existing KPIs

Q1 2017

Q2 2017

Q3 2017

Q4 2017

Q1 2018

Q2 2018

Q3 2018

Active Player-Days

2,227,905

2,600,842

2,996,914

3,066,920

3,194,907

3,133,054

3,402,065

% Change

+9.4%

+16.7%

+15.2%

+2.3%

+4.2%

-1.9%

+8.6%

ARPDAU

$7.69

$6.98

$6.36

$6.68

$7.55

$7.66

$7.85

% Change

+3.6%

-9.2%

-8.9%

+5.1%

+12.9%

+2.8%

+2.5%

An additional Key Performance Indicator 'Gross Operator Revenue' set out below comprises the sum of gross revenue from Simulated Gaming; gross gaming revenue from real money regulated Gaming; and gross sports win from real money regulated Sports betting.

New KPI

Q1 2017

Q2 2017

Q3 2017

Q4 2017

Q1 2018

Q2 2018

Q3 2018

Gross Operator Revenue

$17.1M

$18.2M

$19.1M

$20.5M

$23.8M

$24.0M

$26.7M

% Change QoQ

+13.3%

+6.0%

+4.9%

+7.6%

+16.2%

+0.8%

+11.3%

% Change YoY

+16.8%

+33.1%

+58.0+

+35.6%

+39.0%

+32.2%

+40.1%

Second Quarter 2018 & Third Quarter 2018 Highlights

·     +11.3% Quarter-on-Quarter increase in Gross Operator Revenue in Q3 2018 over Q2 2018 to $26.7M reflecting strong growth in real money regulated gambling in both Italy and New Jersey

·     +8.6% Quarter-on-Quarter growth in Active Player-Days in Q3 2018 over Q2 2018 to 3,402,065 Active Player-Days

·    Significant growth experienced in New Jersey during Q3 2018 driven by the launch of GAN's second New Jersey client Ocean Resort Casino and the commencement of regulated Internet Sports betting

·    July 10, 2018 the Company launched Ocean Resort Casino's real money Internet gaming website (www.OceanOnlineCasino.com) together with a counterpart Simulated Gaming website (www.OceanSocialCasino.com)

·    September 1, 2018 the Company launched regulated Internet sports betting for client PaddyPower Betfair plc's enlarged US business 'FanDuel Group' (http://sportsbook.FanDuel.com)

·     September 12, 2018 the Company launched digital user acquisition & retention marketing in support of the Overseas Internet Casino (www.WinStar.com) provided by GAN's Digital Marketing Agency in Tel Aviv, Israel

Management Commentary

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:

"GAN traded at record levels during these past two quarters with significant growth in Q3 driven by the launch of our second New Jersey client of regulated gaming accelerated by the first month of US Internet sports betting in September. The new Key Performance Indicator 'Gross Operator Revenue' identifies the GAN-enabled revenues delivered to our clients operating their Simulated Gaming and/or Regulated Gambling business on our technology Platform, in which GAN participates."

GAN continues its institutional outreach to the United States, where the Company conducts the predominant portion of its business activities. The expanded financial information flow supports the increasing number of suitably-qualified US institutional investors who engaged with GAN's equity story in late 2016, 2017 and in 2018. This Quarterly publication discloses the Active Player-Days, Average Revenue Per Active Player-Day (ARPDAU) and Gross Operator Revenue, in which GAN participates worldwide in regulated real money Internet gambling markets and Simulated Gaming™.

48 Fusion Hybrid™ Player Terminals Hit the Casino Floor at Twin River Casino Hotel

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced a new installation of 48 Fusion Hybrid electronic table game seats at Twin River Casino Hotel in Rhode Island. This new stadium gaming set-up will allow players to play $5 Stadium Blackjack, roulette and baccarat all from one player terminal. These player terminals connect to live dealers, located across four podiums at the front of the stadium arena.

"We are very excited to add Scientific Games' Fusion Hybrid stadium gaming to what we believe is one of the greatest gaming experiences in New England," said George Papanier, President and Chief Executive Officer at Twin River Management Group. "These new terminals will allow our guests to play Stadium Blackjack, roulette and baccarat simultaneously without changing seats. This product also allows players to play at their own pace, with new limits and minimums."

"In the last five years, Twin River has expanded our table games offering, created new dining options, developed a poker room, and recently finalized the opening of our brand new 136 room hotel," said Papanier. "Stadium gaming is simply our latest endeavor to enhance our guests' time spent at Twin River and provide them with an all-inclusive gaming experience each and every time they choose to play here."

Fusion Hybrid connects players with up to four live table games from one player terminal. A touchscreen displaying four colored tabs lets players switch between and view live outcomes from each available game. This action-packed hybrid gaming experience gives players the opportunity to wager concurrently on up to four games at once with just the touch of a finger, super-charging the excitement and increasing the odds of winning. In addition to baccarat, roulette, and Stadium Blackjack, Fusion Hybrid also features sic bo, Stadium Casino War™, and Stadium Three Card Poker.

"We value our great partnership with Twin River Management Group, and are thrilled to be installing the first ever dealer-assisted table game product in Rhode Island at Twin River Casino Hotel," said Tom O'Brien, Senior Vice President of Sales – America and Electronic Table Systems at Scientific Games. "We are very excited about this initial install and look forward to expanding the number of Fusion Hybrid seats across other Twin River Management Group properties."

Players can find 30 of these new seats located just off of the poker room on the second floor, and the additional 18 seats across from the baccarat pit, all of which connect to the four live dealer podiums in the stadium arena. Twin River's sister property, Tiverton Casino Hotel, opened at the beginning of September and also installed 18 seats of Fusion Hybrid.

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation.  All Rights Reserved.

World Lottery Association Recertifies IGT for its Lottery and Digital Operations
Company Successfully Passes G4 Gaming Operations Intermediate Audit

LONDON, Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced that it has been recertified by the World Lottery Association (WLA) for its Corporate Social Responsibility Standards and Certification Framework. In addition, IGT successfully achieved an intermediate assessment by the Global Gaming Guidance Group (G4) for its Responsible Gaming accreditation. IGT was the first gaming supplier in the industry to receive both the WLA and G4 certifications, in 2015 and 2017, respectively.

WLA and G4 aim to minimize the impact of problem gambling by promoting a worldwide accreditation program for gaming industry operators and suppliers. Both certifications reinforce IGT's commitment to be a responsible vendor and demonstrate the effectiveness of the responsible gaming technology it provides to gaming operators worldwide.

"IGT provides innovative technology, solutions, and services, and it's our responsibility to create solutions that help our customers protect their players," said Robert K. Vincent, IGT Executive Vice President, Administrative Services and External Relations"IGT prides itself as an industry pioneer, and these re-assessments help demonstrate our leadership."

Following IGT's latest assessment, WLA Senior Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Mélissa Azam said, "Responsible gaming is clearly embedded into IGT's goals, governance, and management process, and is a key component of its corporate culture. The WLA fully supports the recertification and congratulates IGT on its contribution to responsible gaming."

A WLA-approved assessor, EY, conducted an informed, complete, and impartial assessment of IGT's lottery and digital operations to determine its WLA recertification. EY provided an independent auditor's report on the alignment with the eight sections of the WLA standards, including research, employee programs, product and service development, remote gaming environment, advertising and marketing communications, client awareness, stakeholder engagement, and reporting.

To maintain G4 certification, IGT was independently assessed to confirm that the company goes above the industry standards of providing player protection tools and responsible gaming information on gaming machines. G4 also requires vendors to make a commitment to research, dedicated policies, and employee training.

"G4 is proud to announce that after last year's initial G4 accreditation, IGT has also passed the intermediate audit of 2018, which can only be achieved by showing a strong commitment to continuous improvement," said Pieter Remmers, a member of the G4 Board of Directors. "It is a true testimony to the dedication of IGT and its employees at every level to working collaboratively on corporate sustainability and responsible gaming."

IGT continues to reinforce its commitment to responsible gaming in its lottery, digital, and gaming operations by adhering to eight globally adopted Responsible Gaming Guidelines; working collaboratively with its Responsible Gaming Working Group; launching tailored employee e-learning courses on responsible gaming and problem gambling; and continually updating and following its global advertising and marketing communications Code of Principles.

LONDON, U.K. – Nov. 19, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its PlayShot™ sports betting platform powers DraftKings at Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook -- the newest sports betting destination on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Through IGT’s PlayShot technology, patrons of Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort can now place pre-match and in-play sports wagers over the counter. Pending regulatory approval, the casino will deploy additional IGT sports betting peripherals such as kiosks and mobile technology as the regional sports betting market evolves.

“Scarlet Pearl Casino prioritizes offering our guests ‘A New Way’ to enjoy gaming entertainment,” said LuAnn Pappas, Scarlet Pearl Casino General Manager and CEO. “By leveraging IGT’s PlayShot sports betting technology and the expertise of the DraftKings team, we were able to quickly make our vision for a state-of-the-art sportsbook for the Mississippi Gulf Coast a reality and to offer our guests a reliable betting experience with a familiar brand.”

“We wish to congratulate Scarlet Pearl Casino for opening an exceptional sports betting venue featuring IGT PlayShot sports betting technology,” said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital. “The IGT platform and the expertise and appeal of the DraftKings brand combine to deliver a truly world-class sports betting solution that elevates the entertainment experience for sports fans in Mississippi.”

LONDON, Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Board of Directors of IGT (the "Board") has appointed Lorenzo Pellicioli, formerly the Vice Chairperson, as Chairperson of the Board, effective immediately. Mr. Pellicioli had been acting Chairperson since the departure of Phil Satre in August.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Pellicioli said, "I am honored to serve as Chairperson for IGT and I look forward to working with the Directors and senior management to guide continued success in the future."

The Board also appointed James McCann as Vice Chairperson and Lead Independent Director. Mr. McCann has served on the Board since 2015 and currently serves as the chair of the Board's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Company to Deliver Award-Winning TournEvent Slot Tournament Systems and Gaming Machines to All 35 Casino Properties in 2019

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and financial technology solutions, announced today the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (“BCLC”) has approved the Company’s award-winning TournEvent® slot tournament system for deployment at all casino properties in the province. The first TournEvent systems and related electronic gaming machines are expected to ship to 11 properties in December 2018 for installation in January 2019. Systems and gaming devices are expected to ship to the remaining 24 properties during the first half of 2019.

“We appreciate the BCLC’s extensive review and approval of our TournEvent system among a competitive field,” said Ed Peters, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, at Everi. “As British Columbia’s slot tournament system provider of choice, Everi is excited to deploy TournEvent in casinos across the province as we continue to grow our Games business in Canada. We believe agency approval is a testament to our innovative, easy-to-use platform. We look forward to bringing TournEvent to British Columbia as we partner with the province’s casinos to offer the industry’s leading slot tournament solution which heightens operators’ marketing efforts and brings fun and excitement to their floors.”

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Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is first operator in Canada to feature IGT's new electronic bingo content

LONDON, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company recently launched first-of-its-kind electronic bingo content for the Canadian market. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation ("OLG") is the first Lottery in Canada to feature a range of IGT's electronic bingo games through a pilot at twelve of OLG's charitable gaming centers.

IGT's engaging electronic bingo games such as Bengal Eyes®, Golden Rooster® and Pharaoh's Legacy® are among the many exciting titles that players can enjoy at twelve OLG-governed charitable gaming destinations.

"Launching electronic bingo content in Canada represents a meaningful growth opportunity for IGT and our customers," said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President Canada. "IGT's bingo portfolio for Canada complements our existing solutions portfolio for the region, and is anchored in dynamic titles that were localized to meet the needs of our customers and their players. Following a successful launch with OLG, we look forward to extending our electronic bingo installed base to additional provinces throughout Canada."

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

NEW YORKNov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (NASDAQ: INSE) today announced a worldwide exclusive contract to provide both its scheduled and on-demand virtual sports online to BetStars, the international online sports betting brand of The Stars Group Inc., one of the world's largest online gaming operators. 

Inspired will initially be launching with its popular Rush Football 2® on BetStars.com, which offers a wide range of popular and specialist betting options, promotions and exclusive products across dozens of sports and specialty offerings. Rush Football 2® is a remarkably realistic virtual football (soccer) experience, created using advanced motion capture techniques and has become a world leading virtual football (soccer) product. The game will be available online and on mobile and tablet.

"I'm delighted to announce this exclusive deal with BetStars," said Steve Rogers, Chief Commercial Officer – Virtual Sports at Inspired.  "The Stars Group is a powerhouse in the online and mobile betting industry.  This agreement gives us the ability to appeal to one of the largest base of players around the world." 

With 15 years of visual effects experience, Inspired's Virtual Sports create a life-like form of simulated sports betting overcoming the relative infrequency of live sporting events on which players can wager.  Virtual Sports appeal to a new player genre, providing fun betting options and more chances to win, with schedules and margins that are fully operator configurable.

LONDON, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) will showcase what's next in creating a seamless and connected experience for lottery players in its booth themed "Future of Connected Play" at the World Lottery Summit 2018 (WLS), Nov. 18-22, at the Hotel Hilton Buenos Aires.

"Visitors to the IGT booth are invited to explore a series of environments and learn how lottery players can connect across gaming verticals and channels. You will see ideas and solutions to evolve the play experience in each location," said Declan Harkin, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Lottery, International. "Our immersive experience reflects IGT's Customer First approach and investment in future-focused research, platforms and content to help lotteries offer seamless play and open a dialogue with new player demographics."

IGT will present a vision of convenient, fun, and secure lottery play in four settings:

  • At Home - The shoppable home makes lottery play quick and convenient through the player's preferred interface, with conversational commerce solutions leveraging voice-recognition devices and platforms, solutions to buy online and receive home delivery or digital tickets, and fast & convenient player-registration.
  • In Social Environments - Experience how easy it can be for consumers to select games, change devices, and enjoy an extended play experience via VLT and mobile.
  • On the Go - Wherever they are and whatever they're doing, players can connect with their favorite games. Solutions incorporate chatbot technology and multi-game-play experiences that continue seamlessly from land-based to mobile.
  • In-Store - The future of connected play includes a new IGT retail solution that is cashless and paperless, completely digitizing the player experience at retail, and a personalized shopper experience using digital signage based on data-driven insights.

In addition, the WLS 2018 program will feature the following IGT executives:

  • Paul Riley, Vice President, Innovation and Lottery Transformation, will speak on the topics of Innovation and Connected Play during the Platinum Contributor Presentation on Monday, November 19, from 12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. in Ballroom Pacifico B of the Hotel Hilton Buenos Aires.
  • Wendy Montgomery, Senior Vice President, Global Lottery Marketing, will participate in the Platinum Contributor Session on Tuesday, November 20, from 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Ballroom Pacifico B of the Hotel Hilton Buenos Aires.

Find IGT at Booth P3 for a closer look at ideas, products, and services to transform play and fuel lottery growth.

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to facebook.com/IGTLottery.

iGaming Veteran Brings Extensive Online Gaming Industry Knowledge

LAS VEGAS – November 13, 2018 – AGS (“AGS” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AGS), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products, and interactive solutions for the gaming industry, today announced that Glen Bullen has joined the Company as Commercial Director for its AGS Interactive division.

Bullen will be based in AGS’ Gibraltar office, and will focus on supporting the Company’s existing Gibraltar-based licensed operators in the real-money gaming space, as well as expanding AGS Interactive’s growth into regulated markets across Europe.

Bullen’s long tenure in the online gaming industry includes numerous senior business-to-business (“B2B”) commercial roles with leading providers such as EveryMatrix, Lottoland, Odobo, CyberArts, Chartwell Technology, and WagerWorks.

AGS Executive Vice President Matt Reback said, “We are thrilled to have Glen join our AGS Interactive team and look forward to leveraging his broad-based knowledge of the online gaming industry and his proven track record of establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships and delivering best-in-class solutions.”

Bullen said, “I’m very excited to be a part of the AGS Interactive team. I’ve known the principals behind the AGS core platform for a number of years, and I’ve always admired them both personally and for the success they so quickly achieved. I’ve never met a more knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate group of people than those at AGS, with such a clear focus on making a major impact in the online gaming space in a very short time.”

Former American Gaming Association President and CEO Brings Gaming, Hospitality Experience and Track Record of Success

LAS VEGAS – November 9, 2018 – AGS, (NYSE: AGS) (or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products, and interactive solutions for the gaming industry, today announced Geoff Freeman has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Freeman, who stepped down from his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Gaming Association (“AGA”) in August, is now the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the leading representative of the $2.1 trillion food, beverage, and consumer products industry.

AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, “We are excited to welcome Geoff as a new independent director to the AGS Board. Not only does he have a proven track record of effecting significant positive change in our industry, he is a recognized and respected business leader who brings deep strategic, operational, and market development experiences that span across multiple industries. Geoff is an extraordinary executive and a great cultural fit who brings a new perspective to our Board and will be invaluable to the continued growth and success of AGS.”

During his five-year tenure at the helm of the AGA, Freeman led the trade organization to monumental successes that have forever changed the face of the gaming industry, including expanding the organization’s membership by 200 percent; overturning the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), which led to legalized sports betting in the U.S.; significantly improved relationships between tribal and commercial gaming operators; spearheading the AGA’s Get to Know Gaming campaign focused on the economic benefits of gaming; and delivering a successful campaign to prevent the IRS from lowering the reporting threshold on slot winnings.

Freeman said, “I’m honored to join the AGS Board of Directors at such an exciting time in the company’s growth journey. Having worked closely with David Lopez and the entire AGS leadership team on numerous initiatives, including their annual GameON Customer Summit, I’m excited to help this passionate, experienced, innovative, and intelligent team take the Company to the next level. I have tremendous respect for the AGS Board, and I look forward to working with them to help AGS continue its momentum.”

Before joining the AGA in May 2013, Freeman served in numerous high-level roles, including Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Travel Association; Vice President, Issue Management for APCO Worldwide; Director, Government Affairs and Strategic Outreach for Freddie Mac; and Director, Strategic Planning and Public Affairs for the American Association of Health Plans. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Public Policy from University of California, Berkeley.

Voodoo Fortunes™ casts a spell on Mexico City

Crown Gaming Mexico, the local subsidiary of NOVOMATIC AG, held its 3rd VIP Experience in Mexico City on October 25 and invited operators from around the country to get hands-on with a selection of products for the market. Attendees were treated to a spellbinding evening themed on the Voodoo Fortunes™ slot game.

The NOVOMATIC VIP Experience returned to W Hotel in Mexico City this year, shortly after G2E. The main attraction was Voodoo Fortunes™ – presented for the first time in Mexico and on the
PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 cabinet, which delivers the game in impressive 4K resolution on a 43” curved display. Created by Winfinity Games, a NOVOMATIC studio, Voodoo Fortunes™ is part of the Fortunes game series and impressed at the event with its detailed graphics and engaging gameplay.

Larger-than-life Voodoo dolls and priestesses came to life and roamed the event as customers played the new title. The machines were connected to the Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™ that features a four-level linked progressive and can connect multiples of the same game as well as a variety of titles. In addition, the Imperator 3.24 black edition, widely popular in Mexico, was displayed with Impera Line™ HD Edition 6 featuring games such as Amazon’s Diamonds™ and Blue Moon™.

Crown Gaming Mexico and NOVOMATIC representatives spent time with the customers in an intimate environment and walked them through top-performing games in the market. Attendees
each received a special photography art book entitled ‘NOVOMATIC en Mexico’ that showcases a selection of NOVOMATIC machines at the most representative casinos throughout the country.

Judith Barrientos, Crown Gaming Mexico Commercial Manager, said: “Our VIP Experience just gets bigger and better! The success of this third edition was due to our wonderful customers and, of course, to our amazing team. The growth we have experienced in the last few years is a reflection of hard work and NOVOMATIC’s willingness to take risks and innovate every day.”

Lawrence Levy, VP Global Sales NOVOMATIC, added: “Mexico is a hugely important market for NOVOMATIC, we had a very successful year and anticipate an even better 2019. This event always has a wonderful ambiance and allows us to show our appreciation to VIP customers in Mexico while presenting new highlight products for the market.”

Spin up powerful wins with Wheel of Prosperity! Wheel of Prosperity Dragon™ and Wheel of Prosperity Phoenix™ are both 5 reel, 243 ways games available on the new Muso Curve-43™ cabinet. Three Wild symbols trigger a wheel spin during the base game. The wheel will award either Free Games or up to 18x for the triggering spin. Wilds also signal a jackpot chance. If triggered during this chance, the wheel above the reels will become an all-jackpot wheel, which will spin once and award a jackpot.

Wheel of Prosperity Dragon™ and Wheel of Prosperity Phoenix™ each have a unique Free Games series. Wheel of Prosperity Dragon™ awards 8 Free games. Any win with a Wild symbol will trigger a wheel spin, awarding up to a 38x multiplier. Wheel of Prosperity Phoenix™ has a Free Games wheel that can award up to 25 Free Games on the initial spin, and is spun again anytime 3 Wild symbols appear during Free Games. Simple, powerful gameplay awaits on Wheel of Prosperity!

 

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Diamonds are a Buffalo player’s best friend! Now celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of the most iconic brands ever to hit the casino floor with Buffalo Diamond™, the all-new game that honors the original game loved by players everywhere.

Buffalo Diamond has a $500,000 wide area progressive and is the first game in the Buffalo franchise to appear on the new flame55™ cabinet.

The Buffalo Diamond base game offers a unique 4x5x6x5x4 reel set featuring 2,400 ways to win and offers Aristocrat’s first persistent free games feature. As a player plays the base game, they may randomly collect Purple, Blue or Green Diamonds on the 5th reel, which progresses the free games pool.

Buffalo Diamond also offers a unique wheel feature where the player receives 4X all pays Free Games, 3X all pays Free Games, 2X all pays Free Games, Regular Free Games and Grand Progressive (only available at max bet). As in the Classic Buffalo game, during the Free Games Bonus, 2 or more scattered coins will trigger additional free games, and Free Games Sunsets are wild and reveal 2x or 3x win multipliers with corresponding wins.  The 2,400 ways to win + All Games Pay 2x, 3x, 4x + Sunset Wilds Pay 2x or 3x = a massive chase for true Buffalo fans who may see diamonds in their future!

Buffalo Diamond was custom-built for the flame55 cabinet and boasts many incredible features. For example, the graphics power of flame55 allows for the first 4K release of Buffalo™, featuring updated character symbols in Buffalo, Eagle, Wolf, Cougar, Elk, Royals, Coins, and Sunsets.

Ergonomically engineered, every aspect of flame55 is designed to provide a superior gaming experience. The flame55 experience begins with its tall 55” double-curved HD monitor – the largest portrait double-curved display in the non-jumbo segment.

Start the diamond stampede with Buffalo Diamond 10th anniversary edition! Contact your Aristocrat representative today at (702) 270-1000.

Continued expansion in the Balkans region sees NOVOMATIC present a broad portfolio of its latest products on Stands #2.1 to #2.4 at BEGE 2018 in Sofia. Led by local subsidiary Novo Investment Bulgaria, the line-up will be headed by the new Diamond Roulette, shining brightly as it premieres in the market.

Occupying a large area at BEGE – the major gaming show for the Balkans and Eastern European region – again this year, NOVOMATIC will be represented by its leading product brands, in addition to regional operation brands Flamingo and Millennium.

Diamond Roulette leads the product line-up, presenting a cutting-edge automated roulette solution that will deliver fast-paced roulette to a variety of terminals around the stand, including the V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 and its new sister V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43. The compact roulette wheel is designed for very small to large venues – and everything in between – and at BEGE, the game will be presented as part of the Impera Line™ HD Edition 6 multi-game mix.

A selection of new and market-proven products will be on display to visitors from around the region. The new PANTHERA™ 2.27 will be presented in Bulgaria for the first time with game mixes NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X and NOVO LINE™ Interactive Jackpot Edition 1 deluxe. The single screen cabinet version, PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 that features a 43” curved 4K display, will also be prominent on the stand with a selection of stand-alone jackpot games from the Fortunes series.

Market-leading cabinets returning to the show include the IMPERATOR 3.24, NOVOSTAR® II 2.24, GAMINATOR® Scorpion 2.24 and NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 with a host of content. Brand new game mixes will be presented on the cabinets, such as Superia Games Premium Mix 2 with new titles like Amazing Ladies and Fruit Parade, and The Legend Gaminator® 1T with a selection of proven classics and new themes.

Ainsworth machines will also feature on the stand – the A600™ cabinet will be displayed with Mega Choice Treasures™ games like Cash Cave and Mustang Money, as well as the A640™ with a selection of game mixes featuring Multi Win 1, 2 and 3. In addition, the myACP casino management system will be demonstrated by Octavian with updates and new features such as the latest GDPR tools.

Roman Czubak, Head of Sales Central and Eastern Europe NOVOMATIC, said: “We are excited to be able to present our current product line at BEGE 2018 in Sofia, including Diamond Roulette, the newest addition to the NOVOMATIC automated wheel family. We are looking forward to welcoming all visitors to our stand and giving them an insight into our latest products for the market.”

Acquisition enhances the Company's unparalleled end-to-end sports betting solution

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") completed its previously announced acquisition of Don Best Sports Corporation and DBS Canada Corporation (together, "Don Best"), enhancing its sports betting portfolio and managed trading services with real-time data and pricing resources. With the addition of Don Best's trading and pricing expertise to its OpenBet™ product suite, the Company provides an unmatched comprehensive library of sportsbook technology.

The acquisition follows the successful formation and launch of SG Digital's Sportsbook Operations service, which provides trading, marketing, and product management services to customers. The Don Best team will provide world-class betting and pricing services along with valuable real-time event data solutions. Heading up the team as Managing Director will be industry veteran Benjie Cherniak. Benjie has spent the past decade building the organization's highly regarded sports information, live pricing, and data integrity divisions. A leading voice in the emerging U.S. sports betting industry, Benjie will report directly to Keith O'Loughlin, SG Digital's SVP Sportsbook.

Barry Cottle, Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games, said, "Don Best's world-class sports betting trading operation completes our full-service sports betting solution and enhances our ability to provide customers with a complete managed sportsbook. Don Best's unrivalled pricing, trading and data services, combined with our new marketing services and OpenBet, our global leading sports betting technology platform, uniquely fortifies our position as the world's leading sports betting provider, ready to help our customers win in the emerging U.S. sports betting market and beyond."

Benjie Cherniak, Managing Director of Don Best, said, "We're joining the Scientific Games team during a transformational time in the sports betting space, and our offerings are the perfect complement to the Company's already-strong portfolio of products and services. With our specialized leadership, unmatched expertise in the North American market, extensive knowledge of the region's most popular sports, and leading trading capabilities, we will continue to augment our partners' sports betting technology."

Keith O'Loughlin touches on the immediate contributions Don Best will make to the SG Digital portfolio: "When you put together a comprehensive sports offering, it's important to capture every single customer need in the teams you build. For us, Don Best is a perfect piece in the larger sports betting puzzle, truly augmenting our comprehensive offering for sportsbook operators. Don Best's trading platforms already seamlessly integrate into our OpenBet product suite, so the impact will be instantly beneficial. We're thrilled to welcome Don Best to the SG Digital team and to continue improving our product portfolio."

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LONDON, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a six-year contract extension with the Texas Lottery Commission ("Texas Lottery") to continue printing instant tickets. The extension will run through August 31, 2024.

IGT and the Texas Lottery have worked together to develop key product strategies which have enhanced the Lottery's portfolio of games and delivered increased sales. Texas was the first jurisdiction in the U.S. to launch IGT's Super Ticket™, offering players the chance to play multiple games on a single, oversized instant ticket. In collaboration with the Texas Lottery, IGT also developed the successful Loteria line at the $3, $5, and $10 price points, with a $20 "Million Dollar Loteria" ticket scheduled to launch in November.

"IGT and the Texas Lottery Commission have established a valuable partnership since the Lottery's inception in 1992, and IGT looks forward to furthering our longstanding relationship through this contract extension," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery"Together with the Lottery, we will continue to deliver innovative games to Texas Lottery players to help increase sales, attract new players, and maximize contributions for education and Veterans."

In addition to instant tickets, IGT provides the Texas Lottery with lottery central systems, data center operations, field sales organization, retail sales and support, warehouse and distribution, call center, and marketing services.

LONDON, U.K. – Oct. 29, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it will present an expanded range of approved, market-ready gaming solutions at the Macau Gaming Show (“MGS”), Nov. 13-15 at The Venetian Macao. IGT will showcase compelling linked progressives and standalone slot games within its stand AJ32, while demonstrating the Company’s strong commitment to localized content for Macau casinos and players.

“At the Macau Gaming Show, IGT will continue to build upon the momentum that we generated at G2E Asia when we introduced a full suite of market-approved, ready-to-deploy content and cabinets,” said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. “With the abundance of market opportunity for IGT in Macau and neighboring markets, we are delivering even more localized products and services that will enable our customers to diversify their floors with IGT content.”

Portfolio highlights within IGT stand will include:

The Fortune Gong™ game family: IGT will demonstrate its internationally celebrated and soon-to-be-approved for Macau Fortune Gong games on the CrystalCurve™ and CrystalDual® 27 cabinets. The Company will spotlight base games Dragon Dynasty® and Phoenix Rising™ -- both games award the prizes that are showcased above each reel when a Fortune Gong symbol lands on a corresponding reel.

The Fury game family: The sizzling, approved-for-Macau titles from IGT’s The Fury family will be one of many focal points within IGT’s stand. These market-ready games build on the success of the Wild Fury Jackpots®, The Golden Fury™ and Fortune Fury™ games and are housed on IGT’s CrystalCurve cabinet. The link’s top-level linked progressive and five-level bonus prizes 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 Prize Disk® game family: Also deployed in Macau casinos, the Prize Disk Elephant King®, Tiger Fortune™ and Wolf Ridge® games include an anticipation-heightening scrolling prize disk above the reels that awards free games, bonuses and jackpots.

The Hyper Hits™ game family: Live on casino floors in Macau, IGT’s Hyper Hits progressive with base games such as The Golden Bow™ and Lotus Princess™ themes housed 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.

Exciting standalone games: A reimagined version of the famous Cash Cove® game, Cash Cove® Monster Catch®, along with exciting games Ocean Magic Grand®, Golden Egypt™ Grand and Fortune Rooster™ will be displayed on the CrystalCurve cabinet. IGT will also showcase standalone games such as Big 5 Safari® and Dancing Phoenix Soaring Dragon™ on the CrystalDual 27 cabinet.

LAS VEGASOct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada October 9-11, Gaming Arts, LLC ("Gaming Arts" or "the Company") arrived in booth no. 4447 to demonstrate its commitment to innovation and growth through a unique blend of current and evolutionary products and technology. G2E, one of the gaming industry's largest events, marked a defining period in the Company's history with the launch of more than ten new products and features, including dozens of new slot themes, in what was Gaming Arts' largest G2E booth to-date.

Gaming Arts President Mike Dreitzer said, "Gaming Arts brought a new energy to G2E this year, and we believe our customers and the gaming industry now recognize us as not only the leader in bingo and keno games, but as an emerging player in the slot and technology sector. This is only the beginning of what's to come from Gaming Arts, and we are thrilled to continue sharing this story in 2019."

Innovative Video Reel Slots – Market-disrupting EGMs with Stunning & Compelling Content

The spotlight of Gaming Arts' diverse product portfolio was its inaugural collection of video reel slots, GA Reels™. Its Class III library of content was designed with the gambler in mind through fun and approachable game content. With stunning game content and exciting play mechanics, GA Reels™ offers more than ten exciting new slot game titles consisting of four series, including: Pop'N Pays™, Da Fa Ba™, Dice Seeker™, and Casino Wizard™.

SuperBingo and Ultimate Bingo Slots – Groundbreaking Video Content & Sleek Design

In addition, Gaming Arts displayed the first-of-its-kind SuperBingo™, Ultimate Bingo™, and Super 10 Way Bingo™ slots. These highly diversified slots deliver powerful and entertaining bingo-based game mechanics and player-favorite features, including: frequently hitting bonuses and wins, multipliers, free games with retriggers, bonus balls, wheel bonuses, four-level progressives, and more. Ultimate Bingo™ demonstrated its progressive offering, which can be configured for individual and floor-wide synchronized and non-synchronized progressives.

Interactive SuperPROMO™ Mobile Games Add Floor-wide Excitement for All Casino Promotions

The world's first casino-wide interactive promotional game system, SuperPROMO™, demonstrated an entirely new method of operating casino promotions at G2E through four fully customizable mobile games which can be awarded to targeted players for virtually any type of promotion. These mobile promotional games are delivered to players by casino personnel on a mobile tablet and promoted across a casino's digital enterprise to deliver an exciting level of social interactivity across the entire casino floor.

SuperGames and Bingo Millions® – Offering Life-changing Jackpots to Increase Play

The Company's SuperGames library of games was also on its G2E display. This unique collection of games offers an endless number of completely customizable bingo games tailored to the operator's room and player demographics.

Bingo Millions® was another game the Company's customer-partners were excited to see in its booth. Known as the world's first and only $1 million linked bingo progressive and $1 million bingo games, Bingo Millions allows operators to focus on the player experience as all awards are fully funded by Gaming Arts.

In the last five years, the company has proven to "Pay BIG" and add new levels of excitement to bingo operations by awarding nearly $15,000,000 in bingo jackpots across the country.

Keno EZ Kiosk and Optima® System Game-management – Offers Powerful Mobile, Self-service, and Reporting

Lastly, the patent-pending self-service EZ Kiosk demonstrated its new fifth generation form-factor which includes a new 24" or 43" LED digital display and a cutting-edge body wrap designed to attract players. Developed with safety, reliability and security in mind, EZ Kiosk has the potential of reducing the operational expenses associated with keno and/or bingo programs and allows for extended operational hours. EZ Kiosk is powered by the Optima® Management System, the world's most popular and robust keno game management system that manages games such as keno, bingo, and lottery across up to 9,999 locations.

LONDON, U.K. – October 25, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company signed a five-year agreement with Penn Online Entertainment, LLC, a subsidiary of Penn National Gaming’s (NASDAQ: PENN) Penn Interactive Ventures (“PIV”) for its PlayDigital division to provide a full suite of digital gaming products, including the platform, and services for the newly regulated Pennsylvania online gaming market.

IGT’s digital gaming platform, PlayCommand™, will enable online gaming for Penn National’s Pennsylvania-based customers via its online gaming portal - HollywoodCasino.com. Penn National will also leverage IGT’s PlayCasino to provide its players with an expansive library of player-favorite slot games such as

Wheel of Fortune®, Elephant King®, Ocean Magic® and Cleopatra® slots. Additionally, Penn National agreed to deploy IGT’s PlayBingo and PlayPoker online solutions.

“We’re excited to leverage IGT’s platform and content for our online gaming launch in Pennsylvania,” said Chris Sheffield, Managing Director of PIV and Sr. Vice President of Penn National Gaming. “The flexibility and reliability of the PlayCommand platform, coupled with the proven game library within IGT’s PlayCasino, give us confidence that HollywoodCasino.com will deliver the same caliber of world-class gaming entertainment that our players have come to love in our land-based casinos.”

 

“IGT PlayDigital’s vast portfolio of proven digital solutions enables us to quickly address our customers’ needs across online gaming, sports betting and on-premise mobile gaming,” said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital. “The newly regulated Pennsylvania online gaming market presents an exciting opportunity for IGT to extend the success of our PlayCommand platform and PlayCasino to Penn National as it expands the scope of its entertainment offering.”

 

IGT’s PlayDigital solutions for Penn National in Pennsylvania are targeted for deployment in the first quarter of 2019.