LAS VEGAS (August 23, 2018) —Aristocrat Technologies (“Aristocrat”) and PlayAGS, Inc. (“AGS” or the “Company”) today announced that they have mutually agreed to resolve all claims associated with the lawsuit Aristocrat filed in March 2018 in regards to the Buffalo™ game series. In connection with the settlement, AGS has agreed to assign certain trademarks and trade dress rights to Aristocrat. All remaining terms of the settlement are confidential.

“We are pleased to have resolved this case with a positive outcome that we believe protects Aristocrat’s market-topping Buffalo brand, as well as the Buffalo franchise and associated intellectual property,” said Aristocrat’s Managing Director of the Americas Matt Wilson. “Our brand assets and intellectual property are core to Aristocrat’s business, and we will continue to defend them vigorously going forward.”

AGS Executive Vice President Matt Reback said, “We are pleased to have worked cooperatively with the Aristocrat team to quickly resolve the situation in a fair and equitable manner.”

LONDON, U.K. – Aug. 22, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:
IGT) today announced that the Company received an interim license by the West
Virginia Lottery Commission to provide its PlayShot integrated sports betting platform in
the State.

With this approval, casino operators in West Virginia now have the option to partner with
IGT to participate in the rapidly evolving U.S. sports betting market.

“Receiving approval from the West Virginia Lottery Commission to deploy IGT’s
PlayShot sports betting solution throughout the State continues IGT’s momentum in
pioneering sports betting across the U.S., and creates additional new market
opportunities for IGT,” said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital.
“This distinction acknowledges the reliability, security and market-readiness of IGT’s
PlayShot solution, and creates opportunities for IGT to further differentiate our sports
betting solution in the marketplace.”

 

Lottery's Instant Game Sales Grew Over 40 Percent Since 2010 Under Current Contract

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that the Louisiana Lottery Corporation (the "Lottery") has extended its existing contract with the Company to provide instant products and services to the Lottery for an additional five years. The Lottery may extend the contract for five additional one-year terms thereafter. Scientific Games has supplied the Louisiana Lottery with instant games since 2005. Under the Company's current contract, the Lottery's annual fiscal instant game sales increased over 40 percent from 2010 to 2018.

"Scientific Games has proven to be a trusted partner and provider of instant games to the Louisiana Lottery," said Louisiana Lottery President Rose Hudson. "We have worked together successfully to maximize profits for K-12 public education in Louisiana. The Louisiana Lottery is very proud to rank second in the U.S. for percentage of lottery revenue transferred to the state."

Louisiana players will continue to enjoy the fun and entertainment of instant games from Scientific Games, including favorites Triple Play, Power 5s and Make My Year™. The Company also provides games themed to licensed properties and Louisiana culture such as JACKPOT PARTY® and CrawCash. Each year, the Louisiana Lottery introduces a portfolio of approximately 70 instant games at the $1, $2, $3, $5 and $10 price points, designed and manufactured by Scientific Games.

"We take great pride in providing long-time, strategic business support to the Louisiana Lottery, helping them responsibly increase funds for their state beneficiaries," said John Schulz, Senior Vice President, Instant Products for Scientific Games. "We look forward to continuing to provide Louisiana players with exciting and innovative instant games that support K-12 public education in Louisiana, as well as the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals-Office of Behavioral Health's problem gambling programs."

In fiscal year 2018, the Louisiana Lottery transferred more than $171.9 million to the state treasury, bringing cumulative contributions to more than $3.5 billion. Fiscal year 2018 state transfers were up $12.7 million from 2017 and exceeded budget by $17.7 million.

With a total of nine instant game presses in five manufacturing facilities on four continents, Scientific Games is the world's largest supplier of lottery instant games. The Company provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries globally.

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a world leader in gaming entertainment offering the industry's broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms and professional services. The company is #1 in technology-based gaming systems, digital real-money gaming and sports betting platforms, casino table games and utility products and lottery instant games, and a leading provider of games, systems and services for casino, lottery and social gaming. Committed to responsible gaming, Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, engaging entertainment content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. For more information, please visit www.scientificgames.com

Proven AGS Sales Leader Assumes New Responsibilities, Territories

LAS VEGAS, August 22, 2018 – PlayAGS, Inc. (NYSE: AGS) (“AGS” or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products, and interactive solutions for the global gaming industry, today announced the promotion of Alan Siegel to Vice President of East Coast Sales.

Siegel, who most recently served as Director of East Coast Sales for AGS, joined the Company in 2009 and was instrumental in opening the Florida market for AGS. His role then expanded to oversee the entire Eastern Seaboard from Maine to Florida, where he led the region to impressive growth. Over the past two years alone, unit sales in Siegel’s territory have increased by 935 percent; game sales revenue has increased 1,296 percent; and recurring revenue has grown nearly 30 percent.

As Vice President of East Coast Sales, Siegel is now responsible for overseeing the Company’s sales team and business development in Canada, along with continuing responsibility for the Eastern Seaboard.

AGS Senior Vice President of Sales Robert Perry said, “Alan is a proven sales leader who drives a culture of success, consistently exceeding his sales objectives through product and market knowledge, business savvy, and his ability to build and maintain strong customer partnerships. We are excited to see Alan assume even greater leadership over our fast-growing East Coast business and the burgeoning Canadian market, where we are just getting started and have so much potential.”

Perry added, “In Canada, Alan will work alongside Jason Cocklin, our National Sales Manager, to capitalize on opportunities and the considerable upside as we continue to enter new provinces. Jason brings 22 years of experience in Canada on the operator and supplier sales side, and his tenure and strong relationships, combined with Alan’s proven leadership and performance-driven focus, are going to be a strong combination as we continue to accelerate our business in Canada.”

About AGS
AGS is a global company focused on creating a diverse mix of entertaining gaming experiences for every kind of player. Our roots are firmly planted in the Class II Native American gaming market, but our customer-centric culture and remarkable growth have helped us branch out to become one of the most all-inclusive commercial gaming suppliers in the world. Powered by high-performing Class II and Class III slot products, an expansive table products portfolio, highly rated social casino, online real-money gaming solutions for players and operators, and best-in-class service, we offer an unmatched value proposition for our casino partners. Visit www.playags.com to learn more.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Aug. 22, 2018 – James Pierson, Program Manager, IGT Indiana, has received a Powers Award from the North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries (NASPL). The 2018 Powers Awards were announced at the NASPL Professional Development Seminar in Orlando, Florida, held July 23-26, where recipients from the lottery industry were recognized for their critical thinking, innovation, creativity, and dedication to their trade.

Pierson has more than 10 years of experience in the lottery industry and is based in Indiana managing software requirements, as well as overseeing software quality testing, and the management of third-party customer acceptance testing.

The Hoosier Lottery nominated Pierson for his execution of the Lottery’s mobile app project. He worked closely with the business team, ensuring the players’ needs took priority, and the app was delivered in less than two months. Today, the Hoosier Lottery Mobile App is considered the gold standard by the product team when referencing new mobile deliveries with other IGT sites. Pierson’s work has been published in many white papers within IGT.

James worked collaboratively with the Hoosier Lottery team to launch our new app with its innovative customer service features,” said Sarah M. Taylor, Executive Director of the Hoosier Lottery. “He has truly earned this special recognition from the Lottery industry.”

James understands the importance of teamwork and is a dedicated team player,” said Matthew Whalen, IGT Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Lottery. “ He is a true professional who clearly puts our customer first. On behalf of the IGT team, I’d like to congratulate James on this outstanding achievement from NASPL.

The annual NASPL Professional Development Seminar brings together lottery industry employees to collaborate and share best practices about industry information, research, sales, public relations, marketing, and more. There were a total of 19 award winners and James was one of only two employees of lottery vendors to be recognized.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

Contact:

Robert K. Vincent, Corporate Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
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LAS VEGAS, August 21, 2018 –  PlayAGS, Inc. (NYSE: AGS) (“AGS” or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table games, and interactive products and services for the gaming industry, today announced that it entered an agreement to provide AGS’s Social White-Label Casino (“Social WLC”) to PokerStars Play, the play-money and social gaming brand of The Stars Group, as part of its slot-focused social casino portfolio. The Stars Group is a leading provider of technology-based products and services in the global gaming and interactive entertainment industries.

PokerStars Play will deploy AGS’s Social WLC, a powerful, turn-key mobile and web casino solution that delivers an interactive social gaming experience which players can enjoy at home, work, and on-the-go through iOS or Android devices and via the web.

Lloyd Melnick, Director of Social Gaming at PokerStars, said, “When we had the opportunity to work with AGS to extend our social casino portfolio, we were impressed with their proven, high-performing la

nd-based content and broad range of non-slots games.  Their offering is a good fit with what our existing customers are looking for and we are excited to offer our community of millions of registered playe

rs an incredible AGS experience.”

AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, “It is an honor and an important milestone in the growth of our AGS Interactive business that The Stars Group, one of the largest online gaming businesses in the world, with millions of registered players, selected us to power their first social casino focused on slot content following their incredible success in online poker. We feel confident that this is just the beginning of our relationship with The Stars Group as we deliver a large library of proven social and land-based slot content through our Social WLC.

The AGS Social WLC delivers over 40 proven land-based and social slot games along with popular in-app features like tournaments, live events, charms, progressive jackpots, and VIP status. Social WLC strengthens player relationships through highly segmented in-app messaging and push notifications and offers more monetization opportunities through targeted promotions and live events. Deep analytics, live operations, promotions, live events, and VIP management help ensure a solid, secure and long-lasting revenue stream.

Company's Ongoing Investment in Innovation Is Powering Lottery's Highly Successful Modernization Efforts to Increase Funding for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced that the Company and the Pennsylvania Lottery (the "Lottery") have successfully launched the distribution of virtual sports games at retailers across the state. Another ground-breaking technology project for the Lottery and Scientific Games, the new virtual sports entertainment is called Xpress Sports™, branded by the Pennsylvania Lottery, and initially includes Xpress Car Racing and Xpress Football content provided by Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSE). Integrated through Scientific Games' central lottery and sports betting platform, point-of-sale terminals, and TV monitors at Pennsylvania Lottery retailers, the virtual sports offering officially went "live" on August 14, 2018. Xpress Sports may be played at any Pennsylvania Lottery retailer. Players can watch drawing results in real-time on monitors at nearly 1,500 locations, with more on the way.

"We are thrilled to continue the Pennsylvania Lottery's modernization efforts with the launch of our new virtual sports brand, Xpress Sports," said Pennsylvania Lottery Director Drew Svitko. "Virtual sports games appeal to Pennsylvanian's passion for sports and, like all of our games, virtual sports games are supported by systems technology innovation. Our recent game entertainment expansion with Keno, iLottery and now virtual sports is already generating new funds to benefit older Pennsylvanians. Kudos to all those at the Lottery and Scientific Games who have worked so hard to introduce these new products to our players."

Scientific Games invested in technology innovation to support the Lottery's plan to modernize through new solutions and products including virtual sports. Virtual games, along with Keno, will be displayed through the Company's technology solution at a mixture of Pennsylvania Lottery retail venues, bars and taverns across the state throughout the day. The virtual games feature ultra-realistic animation that depicts the outcome of random computerized drawings that take place every five minutes.

"Scientific Games' continued investment in new games, technology, and services to maximize proceeds for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has made the successful launch of virtual sports, Keno and iLottery mobile/online games possible," Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President, Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games. "We are proud that our partnership with the Pennsylvania Lottery has resulted in one of the highest performing lotteries in the world."

For Xpress Sports, Scientific Games integrated third-party virtual sports game graphics. Xpress Car Racing features racecars numbered 1-12, and players can wager $1 to $20 on what order the first three cars will finish. Xpress Football allows players to select from two teams on wagers such as touchdown run on first through fifth play, touchdown pass on first through fifth play, turnovers or field goal. Elements of the game change every draw, such as teams, home or away, starting line for the drive, defense and offense strengths, etc. Players can wager from $1 to $20 per drive.

Following Keno's very strong start, the Pennsylvania iLottery online/mobile games launch is the most commercially successful in the U.S., generating $51.3 million in play since going on sale May 22. Recently, the Lottery announced record total sales of $4.2 billion in fiscal year 2017-18, and its seventh consecutive year of generating more than $1 billion in profits for senior citizen programs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

A provider to more than 150 lotteries globally, including nearly every North American lottery, Scientific Games is known for game innovation and complex, integrated systems technology implementations. The Company is currently the fastest growing lottery systems supplier in the U.S., and the leading lottery systems supplier in Europe.

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a world leader in gaming entertainment offering the industry's broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms and professional services. The company is #1 in technology-based gaming systems, digital real-money gaming and sports betting platforms, casino table games and utility products and lottery instant games, and a leading provider of games, systems and services for casino, lottery and social gaming. Committed to responsible gaming, Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, engaging entertainment content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. For more information, please visit www.scientificgames.com

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA/Aug. 22, 2018/PRNewswire – Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) is pleased to announce that they have expanded their sales offices to Latin America and the Caribbean. This new division will focus on offering product and services to this area. Aruze had previously been represented in these regions by an excellent network of distributors, who Aruze thanks for their support. Aruze plans to phase in direct factory support over the next 6 to 12 months.

Justin Arcemont, Managing Director of Global Sales for Aruze Gaming, states, “The Latin America and Caribbean markets are key to Aruze’s growth plans in 2019 and we are very excited to bring the markets under our umbrella.”

To support this new endeavor, Aruze is also excited to appoint Michael Snyder as Vice President and General Manager of Latin America and the Caribbean. As Vice President and General Manager, effective August 6th, 2018, Michael will oversee Aruze’s operations in the new territories. His responsibilities will cover Business Development, Sales Strategies, Marketing, Product and Service functions. 

Justin adds, “I am very confident that Mike’s expertise will give Aruze the guidance needed to meet and exceed our goals.”

Michael’s career in the gaming industry spans over 30 years, most recently as an owner and operator in various properties in Ecuador, Peru, Columbia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Michael’s gaming career started in 1984. His responsibilities revolved around providing electronic table games, sign technology and Keno equipment worldwide in such markets as the United States, Australia and Asia. Michael entered into the slot market as the Midwest General Manager for Casino Data Systems (“CDS”) in 1997. Following the acquisition of CDS by Aristocrat Technologies in 2001, Michael relocated to Florida where he held the position of General Manager of Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2004, Michael left the supplier side of the industry to venture into the operations side in Latin America. Throughout his entire involvement in Latin America he has built and maintained fantastic relationships with many of the market leaders. In 2017, Michael retired from his businesses in Latin America and returned to the United States.

Throughout Michael’s career, he has built several “startup” companies both inside and outside the gaming industry. Michael has served 23 years in the United States Air Force/Air National Guard where he was decorated for his service during the first Gulf War.   

Aruze is confident about their growth in these jurisdictions under the leadership of Michael Snyder. "This is one more important step towards growing Aruze into a dominant market leader," says Eric Persson, Aruze Gaming’s Global Chief Operating Officer and President of Aruze Gaming America.

For more information, visit www.aruzegaming.com or contact Michael Snyder at Michael.Snyder@aruze-gaming.com.

 

About Aruze Gaming

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

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

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (INSE) today announced the launch of Xpress Sports, a new range of Virtual Sports games available through the Pennsylvania State Lottery. The games will be available to play in over 9,000 retail locations throughout the state.

Xpress Sports, as branded by the Pennsylvania Lottery, launched on August 14, 2018, as part of an integration with the Pennsylvania Lottery's central gaming system provided by Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS). Scheduled Virtual Sports events are displayed in a mixture of retail venues and bars and taverns throughout Pennsylvania via two dedicated channels every five minutes throughout the day. The Xpress Football and Xpress Car Racing products have been designed by Inspired specifically for lottery players and the launch includes the first incarnation of Inspired's new football game for US customers which was launched at G2E 2017 to industry acclaim.

Pennsylvania is the first major US lottery to launch Inspired's Virtual Sports, offering players a new way to play and win with ultra-realistic games containing high-quality graphics and animation.

"Following Keno's very strong start, we expect that our Xpress Sports games will also be a big hit with our players," said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. "These games are part of our continuing mission to modernize our business and generate new funds to benefit older Pennsylvanians."

With 15 years of visual effects experience, Inspired offers a new channel for lotteries unlike any other. These life-like, higher frequency Virtual Sports games appeal to an entirely new player genre and can be deployed in existing retailer locations using existing equipment.

"The Pennsylvania Lottery is known as one of the most technologically innovative and highest performing lotteries in the world," said Brooks Pierce, President and Chief Operating Officer of Inspired. "They work hard to raise the bar year after year and Virtual Sports is one more example of their efforts to find new ways to appeal to their players and increase returns to older Pennsylvanians. We are extremely grateful to partner with them in bringing Virtual Sports to North America."
LIMA, Peru (August 16, 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) welcomed more than 80 representatives from 33 government entities and 19 countries from Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain to its 11th Annual Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable. The three-day event took place in Lima, Peru with the collaboration of the Directorate of Games of Chance and Casino Games (DGJCMT), Peru´s gaming regulator.

This year’s record-setting event featured representatives from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Spain, Turks and Caicos, Uruguay, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. CIBELAE (Corporation of Iberoamerican State Lotteries) was also in attendance.

“We are overjoyed with the results of this year’s Roundtable,” said Karen Sierra-Hughes, GLI’s Director of Latin American and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development. “We were very pleased to have such a diverse range of government sectors represented, which included gaming and lottery regulatory entities and government lotteries, and also the financial and AML supervision bodies that participated with a strong local representation. The Roundtable traditionally shines for its learning, collaboration and networking qualities, and especially in this occasion, it became a window into the current status of the gaming and lottery industries of the countries represented in the conference; and it has contributed in building to the efforts we are all doing toward the legitimization of our industry.

“We are extremely grateful to Mr. Manuel San Román Benavente, General Director of the DGJCMT and his team, for working with us hand-in-hand in the months prior to the event, and for the warm welcome and hospitality as a host regulator. We are thankful to all the regulators who collaborated to create the agenda and to the speakers who contributed to the content of the conference with their knowledge and experience. We are inspired to make the 2019 Roundtable an even bigger success.”

Peru’s General Director of the General Direction of Casino Games and Slot Machines, Mr. Manuel Antonio San Román Benavente said, “I would like to extend my greatest recognition and gratitude to GLI for the XI Regulators Roundtable that took place in the city of Lima. As the host country, we are proud that Lima was chosen as the host city. It will always be a pleasure to share with the regulators in attendance, a space for exchange of experiences and opinions on the games of chance industry. Only the ones that are part of this industry know our commitment and permanent mission, to show the society the strengths of a regulated industry in the constant fight against problem gambling and money laundering activities. These Roundtables have contributed to the fellowship among regulators where, in genuine team spirit, we share our experiences.”

Presented by GLI University®, the conference featured 28 speakers representing some of the most respected and brightest names in the Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish gaming and lottery industries. These experts were joined by GLI’s President and CEO James Maida, and GLI´s global team of experts representing Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Australasia, and North America.

GLI is already planning for next year’s Roundtable with the collaboration of the Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish government entities.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

·         On July 27, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,180,847 at Harrah’s Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nev.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

About Aruze Gaming

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

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

About Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc.

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

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

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About Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc.

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

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

Safe Harbor Statement

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

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

 

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

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

Epicentral Delivers Casino Revenue Growth

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

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

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

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

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

TITO solutions on display will include:

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

Epic Roll-Fed Printers: A Complete Lineup

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GLI Standards are available for free download by clicking here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HAPPY CHANCE™

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

CASH CONNECTION®

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

VEGAS STAR®

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

Fusion Hybrid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

About Gaming Laboratories International

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IGT will maintain its primary data center in Lansing, Michigan, and will continue providing services for the Michigan Lottery including installation and maintenance of the new central system and terminals; maintenance of the communications network; retailer training; field merchandisers; marketing support; call center services; field services; and instant ticket warehousing and distribution. IGT is also providing backup data center services from its Data Center of the Americas facility located in Austin, Texas.