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LAS VEGAS – February 07, 2019 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS)
(“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) successfully launched the first in a series of online
slot games with National Lottery Bulgaria. Within 24 hours following the initial launch of nine
player-favorite digital games, the games generated over a half million Euros in sales.
Scientific Games’ partnership with National Lottery Bulgaria builds on the Company’s
presence in regulated European gaming markets, where it is reaching new players with a
portfolio of immersive online games. The launch in Bulgaria included globally renowned
favorites like 88 Fortunes®, Giant’s Gold® and Rainbow Riches™. Scientific Games plans to
launch more titles with National Lottery Bulgaria during Q1 2019 to entertain a broader
audience and drive player engagement.
Milen Ganev, Managing Partner for National Lottery Bulgaria, said, “Scientific Games’ digital
products have proven an excellent fit for National Lottery Bulgaria, outperforming our
expectations within the first 24 hours of launch. Our players are engaging with the games
immediately, and we see demand and repeat gameplay growing every day.”
Steve Schrier, Scientific Games’ Chief Commercial Officer, Digital, said, “Our success in
regulated European markets is made possible by customers like National Lottery Bulgaria,
who seek to give their players a world-class and responsible gaming experience. We’re
thrilled to work with them on additional game launches over the coming months, and we look
forward to being a part of their success.”
Scientific Games provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries in 50
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January 8, 2019
The phenomenon known as historical horse racing is proliferating in the United States, with the slot-like machines operating in Wyoming, Kentucky and soon Virginia, while proposed in others including Illinois.
Fantini Research outlines this subject in Historical Horse Racing, Examining the Potential of an Emerging Sector of the Gaming Industry, a special report.
This report by Public Policy Editor Laura Briggs describes the games, also called instant racing, and addresses the questions of how the games perform compared to conventional slot machines, where they are already legal and likely to become legal and whether the games are a stop-gap in markets without casinos or an important part of the future of the gaming and horse racing industries.
The $500 report can be purchased by contacting Alex Capitle at 302-730-3793 or ACapitle@FantiniResearch.com.
Additional information about historical horse racing is available from Laura Briggs at LBriggs@FantiniResearch.com.
About Fantini Research: Fantini Research publishes newsletters and provides research services to C-level executives, institutional investors and legal and regulatory professionals in the global gaming industry. The flagship product is the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, the industry’s standard source of comprehensive and timely news and analysis.
Other publications include:
• Fantini’s Public Policy Review covering legislative, legal and regulatory developments in the gaming industry. Includes access to Fantini’s Legislative Tracking Service, enabling subscribers to track gaming legislation in all 50 states and Congress.
- The monthly Fantini’s National Revenue Report.
- The EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey, and the monthly EILERS-FANTINI
Game Performance Report, both in partnership with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming.
More information about Fantini Research is available from Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at 302-730-3793 or ADiem@FantiniResearch.com and online at https://www.FantiniResearch.com/.
January 8, 2019
National Legislative Preview published by Fantini Research
Sports betting will be a hot topic in legislative sessions throughout the United States this year with bills expected to pop up in 20 states or more. Of those, Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Missouri will be among the first movers.
Nationwide sports betting expansion is one of many potential policy changes discussed in the National Legislative Preview published by Fantini Research, which examines legislative efforts on the various aspects of gaming in all 50 states and Congress.
Other issues occupying legislators will be authorizing online gaming, legalizing casinos in key states such as Georgia and Virginia, expanding casino gaming in big states like Illinois, the proliferation of slot routes, emergence of historical horse racing and authorization of lotteries or potential expansion of lottery offerings.
The National Legislative Preview includes a policy overview and recommendations to policy makers by Michael Pollock, managing director of international consultancy Spectrum Gaming.
The National Legislative Preview kicks off 2019 coverage for Fantini’s Public Policy Review, a comprehensive weekly report on all legislative, regulatory and legal action throughout the United States and Congress that includes real-time reports as important events unfold.
The Public Policy Review also includes a legislative tracker allowing subscribers to focus on specific areas of interest to create their own customized reports.
The National Legislative Preview is available for purchase by calling 302-730-3793 or emailing either Alex Capitle at ACapitle@FantiniResearch.com or Cindy Konowitz at AKonowitz@FantiniResearch.com. For continued public policy coverage, ask for more information or a free trial to Fantini’s Public Policy Review.
About Fantini Research: Fantini Research publishes newsletters and provides research services to C-level executives, institutional investors and legal and regulatory professionals in the global gaming industry. The flagship product is the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, the industry’s standard source of comprehensive and timely news and analysis.
- The monthly Fantini’s National Revenue Report
- The EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey and the monthly EILERS-FANTINI Game Performance Report, both in partnership with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming.
For more information about Fantini Research call 302-730-3793 or online at https://www.FantiniResearch.com.
Lotto Hamburg’s industry-first strategic system renewal development project will lead to considerably faster time-to-market; significantly lowering test efforts and, at the same time, reducing maintenance costs. This is mainly due to a completely modular software design and architecture that will enable the lottery to configure all types and combinations of lottery games in real time and for all sales channels with just a “click of the mouse.” The new system also allows multi-tenancy operation in support of multiple lottery operators utilizing the same core system. This novel approach represents a paradigm shift in lottery system architecture.
In the current phase of the project, GLI is supporting Lotto Hamburg in the development of business requirements together with the selected lottery systems vendor. This will lead to the creation of top-quality testing protocols, which GLI will then use to test the system being implemented against. This approach will ensure the utmost quality in the software delivery lifecycle of the vendor and a smooth development process, thus meeting project timelines, budget requirements, and the overall time-to-market objectives of the project.
“GLI brought its lottery systems renewal experience to this project, which helped us in looking past the shiny veneer of the solutions we were offered in the initial evaluation phase,” said Rainer Ballhausen, Lotto Hamburg’s head of IT. “We are also happy to have GLI support our QA team in the implementation phase, which adds significant value to our quality process and allows us to internally focus on the implementation of the new system and our processes, while GLI expertly leads the QA process with the vendor.”
“Lotto Hamburg is no doubt in the vanguard among European lotteries with this multi-tenancy capable system renewal,” said Thomas Bierbach, GLI’s Director of Lottery Services. “We are proud to support Lotto Hamburg in this industry-leading effort by offering them our decades of unparalleled expertise in lottery systems modernization and quality assurance services, delivered through our Bulletproof-branded QA labs and resources; whose experience in lottery systems renewal and QA testing is unmatched in the industry.”
The contract for QA and testing services was awarded to GLI after it successfully provided Lotto Hamburg with independent technical verification and validation (IV&V) of vendor-offered concepts, validating that the submitted concepts would indeed meet Lotto Hamburg’s technical requirements.
IGT announced today that the latest addition to its TRUE 4D™ family, Wheel of Fortune® 4D Featuring Vanna White Video Slots, is now live on casino floors in the United States.
Players at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wis., Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, La., and Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. can now be among the first to experience the game’s captivating graphics and interactive TRUE 4D features.
Offered on the CrystalCurve™ TRUE 4D™ gaming machine, this engaging game stands out on casino floors with its synchronized top LCD monitors that display the classic wheel image across up to six gaming machines. The game’s original audio and video of Wheel of Fortune personality Vanna White, along with its TRUE 4D technology that enables players to spin the iconic wheel in mid-air, put a new spin on a player-favorite theme.
“By placing this immersive game on casino floors, our customers are giving their players a gaming experience unlike any other,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “From the large-scale digital wheel that can be seen from across a casino floor, to its immersive 4D technology, this engaging title is bringing player excitement to a whole new level.”
Since IGT launched Wheel of Fortune in 1995, the theme has created more than 1,000 millionaires and delivered more than $3 billion in jackpots.
For more information visit IGT.com
Company to provide its library of game content to Bede’s operator clients
LAS VEGAS – February 4, 2019 – 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 that it has entered into an important partnership with Bede Gaming.
Under the terms of the agreement, AGS provide its real-money game content to Bede’s impressive client roster of some of the world’s most successful and prestigious online gaming brands, including 21.co.uk, Bet UK, Bingo Stars, Grosvenor Casinos, MECCA, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), Slot Boss, and Sun International – to name a few.
AGS’ AxSys Games Marketplace game aggregation platform will seamlessly integrate with Bede’s powerful gambling platform to offer Bede’s operator partners an even larger and more robust library of high-performing game content, including soon-to-launch AGS game content already proven in land-based casinos.
AGS Interactive Senior Vice President Bryan Bennett said, “We are thrilled to partner with such a well-respected firm as Bede Gaming, known for offering operators a comprehensive platform, true omni-channel solution, and large library of the most exciting game content. Their customer portfolio includes many of the world’s largest online operators, and now those operators will have access to the content we offer from our third-party suppliers, and soon, AGS-developed game content, to substantially increase Bede’s game library and significantly broaden our player reach. It’s a win-win, and we couldn’t be more pleased.”
Bede Gaming Commercial Director Ross Haselhurst added, “We are very much looking forward to offering AGS’ library of entertaining and feature-rich game content to our online operator partners for the ultimate enjoyment of the online player. We now offer operators one of the most extensive and diverse portfolios of content available, with over 3,000 game titles across our platforms. We are especially excited about the internally developed AGS game content, known for offering a high-volatility extended play experience that can be highly rewarding.”
AGS’ online game library is available now on Bede’s platform.
Player's Choice and Top Up™ Bonus are showcased in follow up to the Company's internationally successful Duo Fu Duo Cai® game series featuring 88 Fortunes®
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced today that the company launched Jin Ji Bao Xi, currently the number one linked slot product from Scientific Games in Asia, throughout the rest of its Class 3 gaming markets. Following on the Company's internationally successful Duo Fu Duo Cai series, Jin Ji Bao Xi was created by the same studio that developed the hit slot game, 88 Fortunes.
Jin Ji Bao Xi is launching with the theme, Rising Fortunes® and showcases a unique Player's Choice bonus feature. If six or more Red Gong symbols displaying credit prizes land on the reels, a Feature Selection is triggered and the sum of the credit prizes creates the Shou Bonus, which can be won in the feature selection options. Players choose between a Free Games Bonus and the innovative Top Up Bonus in which Gold Gong symbols award the Shou Bonus and lucky Green Gong symbols award the sum of all Gong symbols, resulting in a rising fortune!
The Free Games Bonus awards 8 free games, during which additional free games can be won and each Gold Gong symbol that lands on the reels award the Shou Bonus. There is also an exciting Jackpot Feature where players pick from gold coins to match three lucky symbols that correspond to one of four jackpots, the top two jackpots being near-area progressives.
Jin Ji Bao Xi – Rising Fortunes is a 5-reel, 243-ways to win game and is now available on the hugely successful TwinStar J43® cabinet or the stunning, new TwinStar® Wave XL and can be found in casinos throughout North America, South America, Europe and Africa.
"Since Jin Ji Bao Xi was released in Asia and Australia, it has already proven to be a smash hit, attaining impressive sales and performance numbers," said Bob Parente, Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of Scientific Games. "We are thrilled at the initial performance of this game and are very excited to offer this outstanding game to our customers and players across the globe."
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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and financial technology solutions, announced today it will showcase its industry-leading financial technology solutions and growing interactive gaming capabilities at ICE® London, Feb. 5-7, 2019, in stand N1-260 at the ExCel London.
Everi is teaming up with Atrient, a leading innovator in self-service loyalty and enrollment kiosks for the gaming industry, to demonstrate how Atrient’s PowerKiosk™ and Everi’s multi-function CXC 5.0 L kiosk can combine to enhance player loyalty and drive more funds to the gaming floor. Atrient will also have a number of their enrollment kiosks for demonstrations at the companies’ shared stand (N1-260).
“We are excited to attend ICE London this year in partnership with Atrient, providing us with the opportunity to connect with long standing customers and new customers,” said Edward Peters, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, at Everi. “Our product demonstrations will reflect the significant investments we are making to further enhance our leading financial technology solutions that enable operators to maximize funds to their floor while providing a premium experience for their guests. We are also excited to showcase our interactive gaming capabilities, including our deep library of award-winning, tier one content that we can bring directly from our land-based game development to our new Remote Game Server.”
Highlights of the Company’s financial technology solutions and interactive gaming products on display at ICE London include:
Financial Technology Solutions
Everi will demonstrate a number of its intuitive, flexible financial technology solutions including:
Figur™ – CasinoDirect’s™ space efficient, feature-rich touchscreen kiosk with a portrait display provides patrons with a simple, secure interface to complete their cash advance transactions.
CXC 5.0 L – Everi’s newest full-service kiosk with a smaller footprint and lower price point offers enhanced security features including a real-time rear view camera as well as plentiful branding and marketing space.
CasinoDirect – the latest version of Everi’s cloud-based cash desk software platform is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant and arms cashiers with a single, easy-to-use dashboard that streamlines the retrieval of cash advance transactions.
CasinoDirect Concierge – a personalized mobile cash access service for VIPs and table game players that allows for transactions to take place in a convenient and private setting.
Interactive Gaming Products
Following the successful launch of its Remote Game Server (“RGS”) at the 2018 Global Gaming Expo, Everi will demonstrate how operators can leverage the RGS to seamlessly deliver online gaming entertainment uniquely tailored to their brand and player strategies. Everi’s RGS is a platform to develop and distribute new games, allowing operators to launch land-based, online real-money, and online social gaming channels with higher visibility and promotion. The Company will offer more than 50 game titles on its RGS in 2019 by replicating its premium land-based gaming experience for online players. At ICE London, discussions will focus on working with customers and partners to integrate with Everi’s RGS to bring proven, land-based content to interactive and online channels.
Scientific Games announced, in partnership with Carnival Corporation and Princess Cruises, that they awarded the grand prize of $100,000 in the MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash promotion.
Celebrating a 20-year relationship with Hasbro and the MONOPOLY brand, Scientific Games collaborated with Carnival Corporation and its premium line, Princess Cruises, to develop a nearly year-long promotion that included participants from more than 60 land-based, cruise, and online casinos, along with winners from a local Las Vegas television station promotion. Select VIP players were awarded certificates for a free cruise and a seat in the Grand Finale $200,000 MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash slot tournament.
"We were extremely pleased by the response to the MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash event onboard Regal Princess," said Anil Mansukhani, Vice President of Onboard Revenue and Business Development. "With Scientific Games we were able to introduce a new group of players to our iconic premium cruise line and offer all of the tournament participants a very energetic and fun-filled series of events throughout the cruise including the largest slot tournament ever hosted by Princess Cruises."
"The MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash promotion aboard the Princess Cruise line introduced hundreds of players to a unique way to engage with the classic brand," added Mark Blecher, SVP of Corporate Strategy and Business Affairs at Hasbro. "We're thrilled to have worked alongside Scientific Games to bring this tournament to life and are excited for what's ahead for MONOPOLY fans at sea."
To continue the momentum and the success of the inaugural MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash, Scientific Games, Carnival Corporation and Princess Cruises are planning a large-scale promotion based on the MONOPOLY brand for 2019, which will culminate with a grand finale event aboard the Royal Princess on November 16, 2019. More details will be released in the spring of 2019.
"The MONOPOLY Cruise for Cash promotion was the largest promotion of this type that Scientific Games has ever embarked on and we are thrilled that it was a smashing success!" said Bob Parente, Senior VP and Chief Revenue Officer for Scientific Games. "With so many of our casino customers participating, this promotion brought exposure of our successful library of MONOPOLY slot and gaming products to players all over the world."
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TULSA, Okla., Jan. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VGT has issued a jackpot alert as the grand jackpot on its $uper Hit$® Jackpot$ family of games tops $928,223.72.
$uper Hit$ Jackpot$ is a 3-reel mechanical wide area progressive appearing on top of player-favorite VGT game titles and has a starting jackpot of $250,000.
Games featuring $uper Hit$ Jackpot$ include Bourbon Street®, Ca$h Barn®, Crazy Cherry®, Gems & Jewels®, Hot Red Ruby®, The King of Coin®, Lucky Ducky®, Mr. Money Bags®, Reel Fever®, Smooth as Silk®, and Star Spangled Sevens®.
“Players everywhere have responded positively to VGT’s games because they offer a unique kind of entertaining game play. The $uper Hit$ Jackpot$ wide area progressive link adds to the fun, and we are very pleased to offer this progressive option to our customers for their players,” said Jay Sevigny, President, Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.
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New York, January 28, 2019 - Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) today announced the products that it will showcase at ICE London 2019, demonstrating what makes Inspired “Essential Entertainment”. Whether Virtual Sports, Server Based Gaming or Interactive, Inspired brings engaging and creative content and solutions that are proven performers for regulated operators globally.
Virtual Sports have become a necessity for regulated operators around the globe. Virtual Sports create continual streams of betting content and a higher frequency complement to real sports betting. The ease and simplicity make Virtual Sports accessible to both novice and experienced players, and the fast-paced action appeals to that hard-to-reach millennial demographic.
As the pioneer of Virtual Sports, Inspired has recreated the action of the world’s most popular sports for more than 15 years. This year, ICE visitors will be in awe of the award-winning visual effects at Booth #S2-310. There you can see Inspired’s most popular products, such as Rush Football® and Virtual Horse Racing, as well as its most recent launches, including 1st Down™ Football and Virtual Grand National.
And the magic of Virtuals keeps getting better. At this year’s ICE, Inspired will be introducing the latest Virtual Sport to join its line-up. Its groundbreaking new Virtual Basketball game, using the latest in motion capture technology, brings Virtual Sports to a new level of realism, delivering an experience and not just a game.
SERVER BASED GAMING
With more than 33,000 video lottery terminals (“VLTs”) installed, Inspired is a leader in server based gaming, outperforming competitors in key jurisdictions throughout Europe. ICE visitors will be able to see firsthand Inspired’s strong suite of customized content, which is GSA compliant for private or government operators.
In keeping with the theme of new product releases, Inspired will also be introducing a new server based gaming cabinet at ICE. The Valor™ cabinet boasts striking dual 27” ultra-high definition floating screens that deliver a unique and immersive player experience. Built-in screen frame lights offer enhanced front-facing contextual lighting and rear-facing ambient lighting. This cabinet also supports open standard G2S VLT protocol. Valor serves every type of player, allowing visitors to play the core slot games and blockbuster multi-bonus games. Valor will not only provide new player experiences for existing customers but will also take Inspired into new jurisdictions with specific content developed for North America and Europe.
With the proliferation of online gaming and lottery, the ability to leverage top performing game titles and award-winning Virtual Sports content online and on mobile devices worldwide has made Inspired’s Interactive business a great growth driver for customers. Visitors to this year’s ICE London will see a wider portfolio of top-performing Interactive content available across major regulated jurisdictions, with more than 60 slots, table and virtual on demand games. Inspired’s display will include its brand new Plug N Play™ solution, a complete end-to-end online Virtual sportsbook product that allows operators to access Inspired’s award-winning scheduled Virtual games with minimal integration effort and rapid speed-to-market.
With more than 33,000 visitors, ICE is the world’s biggest and most international gaming technology event, and a great opportunity to communicate the strength and breadth of Inspired’s product offerings, demonstrating why Inspired is “Essential Entertainment”.
State Lottery first to go live with IWG and Inspired Entertainment-developed game
LONDON and NEW YORK, Jan.30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IWG, the award-winning supplier of online, instant-win games, and Inspired Entertainment (INSE), a world leader in virtual sports, have delivered a new Instant-Virtual Football game, Endzone Payout, to the Michigan Lottery.
Launched ahead of the weekend's big game, Michigan is the first to roll out this brand-new vertical for North American lotteries.
The sports-themed virtual scratch ticket uses a video clip of a single football play as an exciting way to reveal the outcome of a simple symbol match lottery game.
Endzone Payout is a result of an innovative collaboration, which involves IWG leaning on its expertise to create unique and engaging instant win games that feature Inspired's award-winning ultra-realistic Virtual Sports graphics.
Shannon DeHaven, Deputy Commissioner of Digital Operations at Michigan Lottery, said: "We feel confident that the launch of this brand-new style of sports-themed digital instant ticket game will appeal to both our existing player base and new players."
Rhydian Fisher, IWG CEO, said: "It's exciting to see our first U.S. lottery customer go live with one of the most inventive games to hit the North American lottery market in recent times. Endzone Payout is the type of game that combines the best of instant win mechanics and virtual sports animations into an easy-to-understand concept."
Brooks Pierce, President and Chief Operation Officer at Inspired Entertainment, said: "We are very proud of this entertaining and engaging new product for lotteries and happy to launch it for the first time in Michigan. We look forward to seeing how this product supports the Michigan Lottery's mission of raising revenues for public education."
IWG has provided a full online instant win service to lotteries for more than 15 years, producing more than 250 high quality instant win games.
Inspired has more than 15 years of visual effects experience and has been the EGR Virtual Sports Provider of the Year for the past three years. Inspired's life-like games appeal to a new player genre, providing fun betting options and exciting new ways to reveal the win.
IWG is a world leader in supplying online, instant-win games to lotteries and commercial brands and platforms in the online gaming industry. It has over 15 years' experience of making top selling, high quality instant-win games and the strategic know-how to make them work.
IWG has launched over 300 games that perform consistently at the highest level, engaging and retaining players while driving excellent results for customers. It has the knowledge to deliver a winning portfolio of games, the experience to make it grow and the sales figures and data to back this knowledge up.
IWG delivers an end-to-end solution covering all aspects of game development and portfolio management and a Remote Game Server (RGS) delivering content in multiple regulated jurisdictions from data centres in the UK, Gibraltar, Canada and North America. It has a broad library available via the RGS with games covering many proven themes and mechanics that can be developed into an ideal offering for a partner's instant win portal.
LONDON, U.K. – Jan. 29, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter “IGT”) has signed a two-year contract with the Iowa Lottery to provide instant tickets and related services through December 31, 2020. The contract includes four one-year extension options.
“The Iowa Lottery looks forward to continuing to work with IGT to enhance our portfolio of instant-ticket games to support our growth,” said Iowa Lottery Executive Vice President Larry Loss.
“Over the course of our partnership with the Iowa Lottery, the Lottery has had tremendous success with many of our games,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. “Our games have generated more than $90 million in sales for the Lottery since 2015, and we look forward to continuing to help grow sales throughout the duration of this contract and in the future.”
IGT and the Iowa Lottery have worked together to develop key product strategies which have enhanced the Lottery’s portfolio of games and delivered increased sales. Since the contract began in 2015, IGT has printed the top-performing games at the $1, $5, and $10 price points. These games are $1 Holiday Lucky X3, $5 Ghostbusters, and $10 Super Triple 777.
NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (INSE) today announced that its subsidiary Inspired Gaming (UK) has signed a multi-year extension to provide its scheduled Virtual Sports online to bet365, the world's largest online sports betting company with over 35 million customers worldwide. This new contract includes the provision of four additional streams of Virtual Sports content on bet365's interactive platform and a roadmap of new content for 2019.
bet365's interactive platform currently includes Inspired's Horse Racing, European Football (soccer), Greyhounds, Speedway, Tennis, Motor Racing, Trotting, and Cycling, with two additional streams - Virtual Darts and Cricket – having launched in early January, and Rush Horses Sprints 2 and Rush Dogs 2 upgrades slated for later this quarter. In addition, Inspired will deliver new content throughout 2019.
Simon Betteley of bet365 said, "Innovation and technology are the lifeblood of our business and Inspired has always impressed us with their ultra-realistic and engaging games. Our customers have enjoyed the 'Virtual Sports experience' and we are excited to introduce additional channels and new products in 2019."
"It is an honor to renew our contract with bet365, an instantly recognizable and trusted brand, and we are thrilled to extend and expand our relationship," said Steve Rogers, Chief Commercial Officer of Virtual Sports at Inspired. "bet365 really knows what its customers want and we look forward to delivering new content throughout the contract."
- IGT PlayDigital™ organization makes international trade show debut; showcases solutions designed to accelerate digital growth
- Expands multi-level progressive portfolio to include Fortune Link™, Dragon Lights™, and Star Stax™ games
- Continues localization effort of player-tested core video content; introduces low-line, high-volatility video games
- Broadens multi-game content bundles for USwitch™ and diversity™ HD game families
- Leads gaming innovation through multi-sensory TRUE 4D™ games American Gods™ 4D and Wheel of Fortune® 4D More Money
LONDON, Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company will present a comprehensive portfolio of gaming solutions for its casino, lottery, and digital customers from around the world at ICE London ("ICE"), Feb. 5-7 at ExCel London. The global event will serve as the international trade show debut for the IGT PlayDigital™ organization, and an opportunity for IGT to demonstrate why the Company and its gaming solutions are "Your Best Bet."
"IGT's ICE portfolio represents the Company's position as a performance-driven organization, and its success in leveraging global game studios to deliver highly localized content for our gaming, lottery, and digital customers from all geographies," said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. "At ICE IGT will demonstrate the depth and breadth of the Company's land-based and digital product roadmaps, and convey how IGT's performance-testing processes and focus on the player are helping drive our customers' growth."
IGT product highlights within the Company's stand N3-160 will include:
IGT PlayDigital: The recently formed IGT PlayDigital organization will demonstrate its capabilities as an end-to-end "go digital" solutions provider for its gaming and lottery customers. IGT PlayDigital will showcase its proven artificial intelligence (AI) solution that offers new tools to accelerate growth through digital data modeling. IGT's marquee content delivery solution, PlayRGS, will be displayed, including anticipated PlayCasino games such as Pixies of the Forest II™, Scarab™, and Diamond Spins™. IGT will also spotlight an upcoming PlayRGS feature that will enable players to compete for promotional jackpot prizes. IGT will also showcase the capabilities and many management tools of its PlayCommand™ digital wagering platform, and the engaging content within its PlayPoker and PlayBingo solutions.
IGT's PlayShot™ sports betting solution will be on display, demonstrating why the versatile technology is already the leading B2B sports betting platform in the U.S., and is of interest to sports book operators around the world. IGT will introduce a range of self-service betting solutions including the PlayShot QuickBet kiosk, the revolutionary PlayShot "Mobile Kiosk" technology and the immersive CrystalBetting™ Terminal to highlight the full capabilities of IGT's omni-channel sports betting offering.
Vast multi-level progressive (MLP) library: IGT will demonstrate the depth and breadth of its linked MLP game portfolio at ICE. IGT's Fortune Link game on the CrystalDual® 27 cabinet, and the high-volatility Dragon Lights game on the CrystalCurve™ cabinet will make their ICE debuts within IGT's stand. The Company will also demonstrate the next base game titles in the extensive roadmaps for the internationally relevant Fort Knox®, Fortune Gong™, and Golden Goddess® MLP games on the CrystalCurve cabinet. IGT's Star Stax game on the CrystalCurve cabinet will also make its ICE debut and will be joined by the Hyper Hits™ game on the CrystalDual 27 cabinet – both games continue to perform well in markets around the world and were recently adapted to meet broader, regional gameplay preferences.
Proven core video portfolio: IGT will showcase the strength of its core video content portfolio for the Crystal hardware series by demonstrating a multitude of games that excelled in the Company's internal and external performance testing programs. Standout titles for the single screen, CrystalCurve cabinet will include games such as Coin O Mania™, Golden Jungle Grand™, and Ocean Magic Grand®. High-performing core video titles on display for the dual-screen CrystalDual 27 and CrystalSlant cabinets will include Solar Disc™, Scarab, Mistress of Egypt™ and many more, while market-attuned, low-line, high-volatility video games such as Brilliant Wilds™, Mystery Fruits™, and Triple Red Hot 7 Strike® are additional must-see games in IGT's stand. IGT will also reveal how its customers can maximize the ROI of their Crystal series hardware investments through the MoneyStrike!TM bolt-on progressive and the high-energy IncrediBell! video tournament solution.
New multi-game content bundles: IGT will debut new USwitch content bundles for the CrystalDual 27 and CrystalSlant cabinets, and new diversity HD game suites for the AXXIS® 23/23 cabinet. Aligned with regional market opportunities, IGT will launch USwitch bundles that include up to 24 in-demand IGT games. The new content bundles include heritage IGT game themes, along with recent "Proven Performer" graduates such as Scarab and Mistress of Egypt.
Multi-sensory TRUE 4D games: ICE attendees can look forward to innovation within IGT's award-winning TRUE 4D portfolio. American Gods 4D is based on the TV fantasy drama and the works of Neil Gaiman, and delivers a vibrant, multi-sensory gaming experience. American Gods 4D will be joined on-stand by Ghostbusters™ 4D and Wheel of Fortune 4D More Money, and games from IGT's TRUE 3D™ portfolio such as Little Green Men 3D and Phoenix Rising™ 3D slots.
Other product highlights within IGT's stand will include:
Chill Gaming's dynamic game concept Bloomtopia™, and the chance-skill hybrid game Fortunes of the Brave® that reward players with monetary and non-monetary rewards.
IGT Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) and its robust content portfolio for Random Number Generated (RNG) baccarat and roulette. The Company will also showcase its growing library of baccarat ETG side bets.
The large-format S3000® XL cabinet and content. Making its ICE debut, the scaled-up version of the S3000 mechanical reel cabinet is backed by a large content library of proven games and will be displayed with the player-favorite, three-reel Red Hot Tamales™ game.
The IGT Advantage® casino management system and the new M5 media management technology. Both innovations help streamline operations and cultivate world-class player loyalty programs.
Building on the Company's video poker leadership, IGT will demonstrate several new video poker games, including the latest version of the wildly popular Game King® suite, along with exciting Keno games Ultimate X Keno® and Super Times Pay® Keno that leverage popular IGT video poker game mechanics.
IGT's Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) INTELLIGEN™ system including multiple value-added modules that help optimize operations and drive growth. IGT will also showcase a range of its VLT cabinets, including the CrystalDual 27 and Quasar® cabinets, with a variety of new titles from the Company's VLT content library.
The new Corona Resort and Casino on Phu Quoc, the largest island in Vietnam, selected NOVOMATIC as its premium supplier to provide a range of gaming terminals, the casino management system and media technology across its casino floor. The first of three casinos to trial local play, Corona Casino opened this month and marks the first time that Vietnamese can enter casinos in their country.
NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth represent some 35% of the entire slot floor, with a total of 200 state- of-the-art slot machines and 125 electronic table games terminals.
Featuring a variety of cutting-edge solutions, the NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth slot machines include an assortment of popular and market-attuned content, with a selection of leading multi- game mixes and games, set to excite tourists and local players alike.
A large NOVOMATIC electronic table games stadium acts as the centrepiece of the casino. Based on the NOVO LINE Novo UnityTM II platform, the ETG area consists of 125 gaming positions, featuring the sleek EXECUTIVE SLTM 1.24 terminals – and offers players the option of Baccarat, Roulette and Sic-Bo.
The casino houses a total of 1,000 slot machines from a range of manufacturers, all managed by the Octavian myACP casino management system. The luxurious venue also includes 100 gaming tables, offering eight types of games such as Baccarat, Roulette, Black Jack, Sic-Bo and several forms of Poker, as well as VIP facilities, a private sky casino and three restaurants.
Providing a first-rate media solution for the venue, NOVOMATIC Media Technologies has implemented an Absolute VisionTM system that controls more than 400 TV screens and monitors throughout the casino – as well as a custom-built and larger-than-life 45m2 LED video wall.
NOVOMATIC, supported by its Asian distributor Jade Entertainment and Gaming, carried out the installation in several phases ahead of the grand opening on January 19. Corona Resort and Casino is the first of three properties in Vietnam to be authorised by the government to allow economically-qualified locals to enter casinos, under a three-year trial scheme.
Peter Keijzer, General Manager Corona Casino, said: “Casinos these days are not just about slots and tables anymore. We selected NOVOMATIC because of their expertise and we believe in helping companies discover new territories. Phu Quoc Vietnam is Asia but also has a lot of European customers, which is why Upffinity Management Company created a mix of slot and table products from all over the world. We had to build this casino in seven months so we needed fast and short communication lines – NOVOMATIC and Jade Gaming performed and executed. It’s that simple.”
Lawrence Levy, VP Global Sales NOVOMATIC, added: “We are delighted to provide a range of leading NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth gaming machines, as well as the casino system and media solutions, to the new Corona Casino. The Southeast Asia region is a strong area of growth for NOVOMATIC, and we are extremely excited to play a major role in the development of Vietnam.”
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") and Caesars have enhanced their partnership through the launch of sports betting at Caesars' Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack. The sportsbook, powered by the Company's OpenBet™ platform, features world-class sports betting retail solutions, allowing Harrah's players to place bets at the venue. Online and mobile sports betting will follow in the first quarter of 2019.
The launch represents Scientific Games and Caesars' joint commitment to bringing the best sports betting solution to players across regulated markets. The Pennsylvania sportsbook features a wide range of betting options, including professional and college sports coverage for football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, golf, and more to reach new and experienced bettors.
Further driving Caesars sportsbook to the next level, Scientific Games will provide ongoing managed trading services from its Don Best group, powering continuous evolution of the platform's pricing and data feeds.
Christian Stuart, Executive Vice President, Gaming and Interactive Entertainment at Caesars, said, "We're excited to open THE BOOK, which allows our players to wager on their favorite professional and college sports events at the region's most complete game-changing sports betting experience. We've worked seamlessly with Scientific Games to cement our sportsbook presence in new markets with great speed, and we're excited to usher in a new era of sports betting capabilities for Pennsylvania players at Caesars."
Jordan Levin, Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive Digital at Scientific Games, said, "This is the third state in which we've launched sports betting with Caesars, following in the footsteps of New Jersey and Mississippi, and we're thrilled to see constant growth in our partnership. Sports betting builds more momentum every day, and we're proud to partner with Caesars to lead the charge and provide a top-notch solution to players in Pennsylvania."
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GAN Expected to Post 2018 Year-End Financial Results Ahead of Expectations
London & Dublin - January 25, 2019: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gambling software and services in the United States and Europe, today provides a trading update ahead of its preliminary results for the year ended December 31, 2018 (FY 2018) and guidance for 2019.
2018 Financial Highlights
Trading for FY 2018 is expected to be ahead of market expectations with revenue between £10.5M to £11.3M versus £9.1M for FY 2017. This result was primarily driven by real money Internet gambling which increased H2 2018 revenue by more than 40% over H1 2018. High quality recurring revenues represented approximately 85% of total revenue for the period, with almost two thirds originating from the US, the Company's key geographic market.
GAN ended the period with a strong debt-free balance sheet with £5.3M in cash as at December 31, 2018. EBITDA1 losses for the year are expected to be between £1.0M and £1.5M, due to continued investment in technical development resources throughout H2 2018 to enable the successful launch of the new Internet gambling services for clients in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey in H1 2019.
The outlook remains highly positive due to continued and rapid growth in real money Internet gambling delivered for clients in both the US and European markets. The Company therefore expects the strong momentum achieved during H2 2018 to continue into FY 2019. As such, management expects mid to high double digit percentage year on year revenue growth in FY 2019 and full year positive EBITDA1, based on the current fixed cost base.
The Board does not anticipate any additional capital requirement on the current business plan and the Company is therefore fully funded as it enters FY2019.
Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:
"We are delighted with our performance in 2018, which sets us up for strong growth in our business in 2019. Our intellectual property and technical expertise put us at the forefront of the internet sports betting and casino gaming market as demonstrated by our strong client base. Our recent contract announcements and expectation for further legislation to pass in new States in the US means that 2019 is set to be a very exciting year.
"We exceeded market expectations for revenue growth in 2018, having successfully launched Internet Sports betting in New Jersey. Our successful £7.5 million fund raising has enabled us to rapidly deliver for our clients and repay £2M in short term debt. Going into 2019, we are strategically well placed to deliver profitable growth in 2019."
Further information regarding trading during the period can be found below:
New Jersey & Pennsylvania Internet Gambling
Internet sports betting has exceeded initial expectations in the first 143-day operating period (to 21 January 2019). The positive impact in trading has been reflected by the Company's reported Key Performance Indicators for Q4 2018 published on the 17th of January 2019.
GAN's second client in New Jersey, Ocean Resort Casino ("ORC"), opened its land-based casino in Atlantic City on the 28th of June 2018. The Internet casino was delivered to ORC by GAN and went live on July 10th, 2018. The growth of ORC's Internet casino has been driven by substantial innovation in both product and bonusing, resulting in ORC's out-performance with their Internet casino relative to their retail gaming market share.
In Pennsylvania, preparations for the launch of Internet sports betting and Internet casino gaming for clients substantially progressed with commercial market commencement expected in H1 2019. GAN's clients in Pennsylvania include the #1 casino operator in the State, Parx Casino and the #1 operator of Internet gambling in New Jersey, PPB's FanDuel Group.
GAN's US-facing Simulated Gaming business continued to benefit from growth among existing major US casino operator clients of Simulated Gaming including Chickasaw Nation's WinStar World Casino and Resort in Oklahoma and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in California launched in 2017 and 2015, respectively. In Q4 2018, Simulated Gaming was launched for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, the owners of two major casino properties in Mississippi. As at December 31, 2018 GAN operated Simulated Gaming for 13 clients comprising principally of major US casinos (December 31, 2017: 13).
Overseas Internet Casino & Italy
The Overseas Internet Casino delivered to the Chickasaw Nation, which is available online at http://casino.WinStar.com, was substantially developed by GAN throughout 2018 and is designed to target selected regulated markets in Europe and the rest of the world. It was developed to deliver a unique casino gaming experience, comprising of exclusive casino slot games recognised on retail gaming floors worldwide together with an innovative bonusing program designed to incentivise visitation by Europeans to our client's US casino properties.
On September 12th, 2018 user acquisition marketing of the Overseas Internet Casino commenced through GAN Digital, the Company's Israel-based marketing services agency principally established in H1 2018. A more detailed update will be provided as part of the earnings call and calendar year 2019 outlook on March 29, 2019.
The Italian market grew rapidly in H2 2018 despite the practical implementation of the ban on the advertising of gambling in Italy which favours GAN's Italian clients as substantial operators of retail gambling premises. The Italian business performed in line with the Board's expectations for the full year 2018 and growth has continued during the seasonally strong Winter period.
The US Patent2 comprises multiple claims, principally for linking on-property rewards accounts held within casino management systems to patrons' online accounts held within an Internet gaming system, in addition to delivering a converged online-to-on-property experience for US casino patrons.
On December 31, 2018 GAN entered into a material licensing agreement, which included a non-exclusive license of GAN's Patent for a five-year term. The financial terms of the patent license are not disclosed. This Patent has now been licensed more than a dozen times by GAN to major US casino operators for the conduct of both real money Regulated Gaming and Simulated Gaming in the United States.
GAN has now placed a selected number of US casino operators on notice of GAN's Patent and associated intellectual property and anticipates concluding additional commercial licensing arrangements which shall contribute to GAN's revenue and earnings in 2019.
US Regulatory Developments
With respect to online sports betting in the US, GAN welcomed the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act 1992 ("PASPA") by the US Supreme Court on the 14th of May 2018. The reported success of the Internet sports betting market in New Jersey in H2 2018 has resulted in an increase in the speed of regulation of intra-State Internet gambling and it is believed that seven additional US States are now considering the rapid regulation of Internet gambling including Michigan, Oregon, New York, Indiana, Kansas and Louisiana3 together with Massachusetts4.
Aligned with Industry consensus5 it is GAN's belief that state authorized, intra-State online, non-sports wagering gambling is legally permissible under the Wire Act, even as construed in the Department of Justice's recent Memorandum Opinion released on January 14, 2019. GAN is in regular communication with State regulatory agencies in all jurisdictions in which it does business and goes to great lengths to ensure that it is in good standing and that it is fully compliant with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements. There is no expected impact on US operations or growth plans.
London Headquarter Relocation
On Monday, December 17, 2018 GAN's UK team, including management, officially relocated to London's financial district from its previous headquarter location in Kensington. The relocation will result in a UK rent expense annual savings of £0.75M for the Company in 2019. The Company's registered office address is now Axe & Bottle Court, 70 Newcomen Street, London SE1 1YT.
Notice of Results
The Company will release its results for the year ended December 31, 2018 on March 29, 2019 when additional context on the success of Internet gambling services will be provided.
GAN is a leading business-to-business ("B2B") supplier of internet gambling software-as-a-service solutions ("SaaS") to the US land-based casino industry. The Company has developed a proprietary internet gambling enterprise software system, GameSTACK™, which it licenses principally to land-based US casino operators as a turnkey technology solution for regulated real-money internet gambling, encompassing internet gaming, internet sports gaming and virtual Simulated Gaming. The Company has also launched digital user acquisition & retention marketing in support of the Internet Casino (https://casino.winstar.com) provided by GAN's Digital Marketing Agency in Tel Aviv, Israel.
GAN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GAN) and on the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE: GAME).
For more information please visit www.GAN.com
1 Clean EBITDA is a non-GAAP Company specific measure and excludes interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation, share based payment expenses and other items which the directors consider to be non-recurring and one time in nature.
2 Network Gaming System and Casino Management System Link, patent number 8,821,296 ("the Patent"), issued to GAN by the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") on September 2, 2014. The Patent was subjected to an ex parte re-examination process which successfully concluded in 2017 in favour of GAN with the issuance of a certificate by the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") confirming the validity of GAN's claims within the Patent.
3 Eilers & Krejcik Gaming LLC, January 10, 2019 report 'U.S. Sports Betting | 2019 Legislative Outlook'
4 Press reports on the introduction of Internet sports betting bills in Massachusetts
5 American Gaming Association statement on January 18, 2019
Entering its 17th year, the '25 People to Watch' list recognizes gaming executives, regulators and influencers worldwide whose past experiences have positioned them to make major impacts and contributions to the gaming industry in 2019 and beyond.
Gaming Arts CEO and founder David Colvin said, "We are very proud that Mike has been named as one of '25 People to Watch' by GGB Magazine. Since joining Gaming Arts, Mike has been instrumental in growing the company and expanding our product offerings. The future is very bright for Gaming Arts as we enter 2019 with great momentum in the marketplace. We look forward to the significant milestones that Mike will help us accomplish on many key fronts in the months ahead."
Gaming Arts President Mike Dreitzer said, "I am delighted to have been named to this prestigious list. It has been a pleasure working with David and the entire team at Gaming Arts. Following a strong 2018 where we focused on developing and bringing new and innovative products to market, we expect great things for 2019."
With nearly 20 years of gaming manufacturing, technology and regulation experience, Dreitzer was named President of Gaming Arts in February 2018 to lead the Company in its expansion efforts in the bingo, keno and slot sectors. Under his leadership, the Company has expanded considerably and opened a new technology and innovation campus in Las Vegas last year. Moreover, Dreitzer has helped assemble a team of veteran slot developers with more than 100 combined years of experience in the slot industry.
Prior to joining Gaming Arts, Dreitzer was President of North America for Australia-based Ainsworth Game Technology. Under his tenure, the company produced more than $80 million in annual revenue.
About Gaming Arts
Gaming Arts, LLC, a privately owned and operated business headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the world leader in bingo and keno games and technology and is now entering the electronic gaming machine market with some of the world's most innovative slot games along with the world's first casino-wide interactive promotional system. Gaming Arts holds gaming licenses in approximately 80 jurisdictions, including North America, Latin America, the Pacific Rim, and South Africa. To learn more, visit http://www.gamingarts.com or call 702.818.8943. Join Gaming Arts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Following a rapid integration, the leading Swedish operator went live with SG Digital's Open Platform System (OPS) and Open Gaming System (OGS), as well as its Bingo solution, on the day the new market opened on January 1, 2019, highlighting the supplier's speed-to-market.
Svenska Spel Sport & Casino now has access to a large portfolio of casino titles from SG Digital's in-house games studios, as well as the industry's leading third-party developers, providing players in Sweden with a vast, compelling gaming experience.
SG Digital is delivering an agile and responsible service to its latest partner to the meet the requirements of the new regulatory framework set out by the Swedish Gambling Authority (Spelinspektionen).
Dylan Slaney, SVP Gaming at SG Digital, said: "We're thrilled to be working alongside Svenska Spel Sport & Casino, and together we will take them to the next level in this exciting regulated marketplace. Following a quick and simple integration, Svenska Spel Sport & Casino were ready to go live with one of the most comprehensive casino and bingo offerings available in line with the new regulatory framework being introduced."
Fredrik Wastenson, Managing Director at Svenska Spel Sport & Casino, said: "The SG Digital team has been instrumental in helping us launch our new casino and bingo sites on the day the re-regulated Swedish gaming market launched. Scientific Games' flexible and cooperative approach has been most welcome as we prepared to go live with our enhanced online offering. We look forward to working together, as we continue to build our operations and provide our players with an entertaining and safe gaming experience."
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Introducing transformative gaming entertainment innovations to provide advanced, agile solutions that help customers win
Company shortlisted for fourteen international gaming awards
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") will showcase its commitment to developing the gaming industry's most innovative products, content, and technology for casinos, lotteries, online gaming and sports betting at ICE from February 5 to 7 in booth N1-560 at the ExCel London.
"We're more committed than ever to providing the best games and the most dynamic player experiences in the industry," said Scientific Games President and CEO, Barry Cottle. "We couldn't be more excited about our new game content, our leading sports betting solution and cutting-edge technology that we are sharing with our partners at ICE. In every market, across all channels, player expectations are driving critical paths of innovation. Teams at Scientific Games across every product offering are creating growth opportunities and value for our customers through richer and more immersive player experiences."
When visitors enter the Scientific Games booth, they will be transported to an interactive theater connecting them with product and player experts to get a first-hand look at the depth and breadth of new games, platforms and systems on offer. Innovative products and experiences that work seamlessly together to create opportunities to play anywhere, anytime, across all channels.
In addition to a dynamic presence at ICE, Scientific Games is shortlisted for many awards at the prestigious International Gaming Awards, Gaming Intelligence Awards and Global Gaming Awards. The Company is shortlisted for five International Gaming Awards including: Innovator of the Year – Supplier, In-Play Sports Betting Company, Mobile Sports Product of the Year, Technology Provider – Supplier and Lottery Product of the Year. At the Gaming Intelligence Awards, is Scientific Games shortlisted for: Social Casino Operator of the Year, Sports Betting Supplier of the Year, Supplier Innovation Award and the Lottery Supplier of the Year. Scientific Games is also shortlisted for five Global Gaming Awards: Casino Supplier of the Year, Retail Supplier, Online Casino Supplier of the Year and Online Sports-Betting Operator of the Year. Scientific Games' Doug Albregts is shortlisted for Executive of the Year.
Showcasing Brilliant New Products for an Evolving UK Market
Scientific Games will showcase its innovative slots content, including a suite of games featuring Premium Play, a new in-game feature that offers enhanced options such as additional free spins, wild symbols and win lines. An exciting new menu will deliver a new way of navigating and finding games and will leverage technology to intelligently automate placement of game titles. The UK Casino sector will also benefit from the launch of the Equinox™ product line into the sector, providing an engaging new way to present £10,000 jackpot games.
The most imaginative and engaging content can be seen in new games for the UK market. Super StarTurns™ offers a spinning wheel feature giving away cash and free spins, expanding symbols on Lady of Avalon® fill the reels for bigger wins and Rainbow Riches™ Leprechaun's Gold®, the latest edition to the Rainbow Riches brand, is packed full of bonus features.
The highly anticipated MICHAEL JACKSON™ MegaStar, which features extensive video and music from the "King of Pop" will make its debut. This latest community game title includes a "Megastar" feature and incorporates a pot and a tiered Freespins bonus round which awards up to 20 free spins.
In addition to new games, Scientific Games will also launch a new all-encompassing customer portal, CUBE. Developed exclusively for the UK market, the online service provides readily accessible support and data on products, content, promotions, analytics and more.
New, Amazing Games
At the heart of Scientific Games is an intense focus on creating amazing player experiences and great games. The Company continues to build a state-of-the-art entertainment ecosystem that delivers thrilling content across all gaming verticals from the casino floor to mobile, and from sports to lottery games and technologies.
Some of the dynamic games and products the Company will share at ICE this year include compelling and engaging content.
Scientific Games will showcase the next evolution of its wildly successful Asian gaming legacy with Jin Ji Bao Xi™. The hottest game globally, Jin Ji Bao Xi offers players a unique bonus feature where the player may select their own bonus. Jin Ji Bao Xi is now also available on the new TwinStar® Wave XL cabinet, which offers a bigger and better player experience on a curved, ultra-high-definition display.
Completely redesigned for the European market, the Fusion Auto Roulette will make its debut. This product showcases a smaller footprint, improved wheel viewing angles, and the same speed of play and reliability that players expect from this platform.
Scientific Games is bringing iconic games that players love to new levels with its revolutionary SG Game Service. Player-favorites MONOPOLY Millionaire, MONOPOLY Big Money Reel and BATTLESHIP Direct Hit! will be featured on this state-of-the-art platform based on a thin client architecture. From bar tops to tablets, the Company will showcase how it is bringing digital and retail content to a new land-based gaming experience focused on player experience.
When it comes to intrigue, no series demonstrates Scientific Games' cutting-edge approach like the JAMES BOND™ series. A true wow factor is on display with DIE ANOTHER DAY™, as the cabinet features an illusion that creates an exciting show for players.
Powering Partners and Players with World Class Digital Casino Innovations and Content
Scientific Games sets the industry standard for casino platforms and content in global markets. The Company's Open Gaming System (OGS) and Open Platform System (OPS) combine to form the industry's most trusted and feature-rich gaming ecosystem. With more than 2,000 available games from the Company's nine in-house game studios and third party providers, OGS gives operators instant access to a library of award-winning titles. The OGS continues to scale at speed and simplify online gaming for Scientific Games' partners. The OPS gives partners a flexible player account management system and portal, empowering unrivalled player experiences and insight.
Scientific Games will also showcase its portfolio of online casino content, including omni-channel titles, current favorites, and sneak peeks at upcoming launches. Attendees can get early-access to imaginative and captivating titles such as Gorilla Go Wilder™, due in February, and Jin Ji Bao Xi Endless Treasure™, due to launch in March.
Full-Service, Industry-Leading Sports Betting Solutions
Scientific Games is providing a player devoted sportsbook solution with the most complete, reliable and scalable sports platform that provides customers with a full service, fast-to-market, versatile solution. The Company recently expanded its leading sports betting technology, OpenBet™, by acquiring Don Best Sports, which added managed trading services with real-time data and pricing resources, and the launch of its Sportsbook Operations Services, which provides trading, marketing and product management services to partners. This makes ICE the perfect venue to showcase how Scientific Games partners with its operators to provide the unmatched, most open and complete sports betting platform in the market.
The Connected, Immersive and Personalized Casino of the Future
Scientific Games continues to lead the industry by transforming the traditional casino into a dynamic space that offers unique social experiences, fosters player interaction and creates immersive environments. By imagining how players will experience the casino of the future, the Company is evolving land-based gaming and creating a connected system from casino to mobile to home.
Scientific Games is bringing the latest computer vision technology to the casino floor to enhance player experience and enable personalization. As a leader in computer vision and Artificial Intelligence, the Company will demonstrate how this technology increases action on table games and creates growth opportunities for operators.
As the number one provider of gaming systems, Scientific Games will demonstrate its unrivaled cardless, cashless, connected player experience and systems that create an exciting gaming environment and a more profitable and informed operator including the iVIEW® 4, which offers cardless loyalty enablement and a cashless wallet, and Bally Business Intelligence, which offers advanced analytics and data visualization tools.
Scientific Games will also showcase TableVIEW, a table games management solution that will offer operators a fast and easy solution for entering player ratings, issuing comps and more activities in the pit. The information and transactions recorded at the tables are seamlessly integrated into existing systems and provide casino personnel with secure and instant access to player ratings and data. All of these products and systems integrate on the gaming floor to create the connected and immersive experience for players, while creating efficiencies and value for operators.
First in Innovative Lottery Retail and iLottery Solutions
At ICE, Scientific Games will showcase the PlayCentral® HD, PlayCentral 54 and PlayCentral EX lottery and sports betting self-service machines. Featuring advanced technologies, these sleek, user-intuitive machines are designed to operate in a variety of bet shops and retail locations. PlayCentral is the first line of self-service terminals to offer a full portfolio of lottery entertainment including instant, draw and high-frequency games, the first with Payment Card Industry (PCI)-certified card and mobile payment options, and the first with a "shopping-cart" check-out experience similar to online shopping. Custom-developed for one of the world's largest retailers, PlayCentral 54 is the lottery industry's only low height self-service machine currently in market, designed to integrate conveniently with the retail self-check-out experience.
In addition to retail technology innovation, Scientific Games will also demonstrate industry-leading iLottery products that help lotteries drive player engagement and growth with an exciting portfolio of interactive, eInstant and eDraw games and the Company's next generation loyalty solution.
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Riaan Swart, General Manager of Aruze Gaming Africa, states, “We are very honored to have received this prestigious accolade.”
The Peermont Group has a portfolio of 10 casino resorts in Southern Africa, with Emperors Palace as their flagship.
Swart adds, “The Peermont Group’s Casinos operate in very diverse areas, and this award speaks to the dedication of everyone at Aruze in understanding these various markets and supplying product that produces continuous results, regardless of the customer demographic of these Casinos. Our Technical and Compliance teams work tirelessly to ensure that we meet all deadline commitments that allow the Casinos to successfully roll out product, mitigating possible delays that can cause financial repercussions for the Casino’s themselves.”
“We also recognize the need to partner with the Slots professionals at the Casinos to constantly analyze cabinet and game mix and deliver a product that fits with the future needs of each Casino customer base.”
“Receiving this award is an honor and reaffirms the commitment and dedication that each employee at Aruze Gaming Africa contributes to the success of our Company. Thank you to the Peermont Group for the confidence shown in our product.”
Aruze will continue to offer World Class service and ensure that their cabinets and game themes meet the wants of all Casino customers in 2019 and beyond.
HAARLEM, The Netherlands (24 January 2019) – With interactive gaming (iGaming) and sports wagering the hot topics at this year’s ICE 2019 gaming trade show in London, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) will have a team of locally focused iGaming, sports wagering, and cybersecurity experts at its stand N3-210 to help attendees confidently navigate the dynamic and ever-changing landscape of online, sports wagering, and interactive gaming technologies. They are eager to demonstrate the many ways regulators, operators, and suppliers can achieve success with GLI’s decades of tested, proven, and trusted global iGaming and sports wagering experience, knowledge, and capabilities.
As pioneers in interactive gaming and sports wagering testing and consultancy, GLI® Digital is everywhere iGaming and sports wagering are going. GLI Digital is trusted by iGaming regulators the world over and is approved in all regulated iGaming and sports wagering markets.
GLI’s experts will also be at ICE 2019 to demonstrate how GLI is the only lab that can take suppliers’ newest gaming innovations anywhere in the world they want them to go. GLI is strengthening its hand in EMEA by increasing staff and expanding its technical capabilities. Now with more world-class testing, assessment, and certification bandwidth throughout EMEA, GLI is better equipped than ever to help get suppliers’ gaming and lottery products over the line and into global markets with unsurpassed quality, speed, reliability, accuracy, and cost-saving efficiency.
The unrelenting threat of cyber attacks on the worldwide gaming and lottery industries has made cybersecurity a mission-critical topic at this year’s ICE show. Attendees who visit stand N3-210 will learn how GLI’s cutting-edge Cyber Security Services provides the industry’s most sophisticated and advanced cybersecurity countermeasures to help secure their operations and protect their most valuable assets 24/7.
“The global gaming and lottery industries are undergoing a period of unprecedented change and growth that is both exciting and challenging,” said Martin Britton, Managing Director of EMEA. “We look forward to sharing with this year’s ICE attendees how GLI can help operators, suppliers, and regulators overcome obstacles, maximize opportunities, and achieve success in the iGaming, sports wagering, and land-based gaming and lottery sectors. With more than 1,200 employees in 23 locations on six continents, only GLI has the unmatched global resources capable of delivering the highest levels of quality, accuracy, and rapid testing times to our valued clients and customers throughout Europe and the world.”
“We are pleased to have GiG join IGT’s continued game feature patent licensing effort. Expanding the number of digital gaming suppliers who leverage IGT’s leading patent portfolio can help drive industry-wide innovation that elevates the player experience across gaming channels,” said Christopher Spears, IGT Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
GiG joins a long roster of land-based, social and digital gaming suppliers who have previously entered patent cross-licensing agreements with IGT.
The leadership of NOVOMATIC is based on Group subsidiaries working in synergy to deliver on a passion of supplying advanced gaming solutions that drive the industry forward. More than 20 subsidiaries will come together on the giant NOVOMATIC stand at ICE 2019, covering the South Hall between Entrances S6 - S7, and demonstrate how the technologies complement each other to create powerful solutions. From integrated resorts to pubs, interactive to sports, and across the globe, NOVOMATIC has all product markets covered.
“NOVOMATIC offers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, covering all segments,” said Harald Neumann, CEO NOVOMATIC AG. “As a producer as well as operator of gaming technologies we have the opportunity to test and optimize new products in companyowned gaming facilities in a variety of markets.”
Brand new slot titles will feature reimagined classics, including Lucky Lady’s Wild Spell™, with enhanced gameplay and 4K graphics on the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 and V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43. The international launch of MacGyver™ sees players join Richard Dean Anderson and lead cast on the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50, the compact V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32, and the first of two online themes – MacGyver: Duct Tape & Diamonds™ – on desktop and mobile devices.
International slot launches won’t stop there. Visitors to ICE 2019 will see the global launch of titles like Savage Hunt™, Valkyrie Star™, Princesses of War™, Dragon Hits™ and Asian Dragon™ hot. The new Pay Day series enters the world stage with Prized Panda™ and Prize of the Nile™ themes, and a range of linked themes will connect to the Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™. Refreshed game mixes on show will include NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X1, Jackpot Edition deluxe 1, Superia Premium Mix 2 and The Legend Gaminator® T1.
A new cabinet – V.I.P. Eagle™ III 3.32 – makes its premiere and will showcase leading games on the NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X and Impera Line™ HD Edition 6 mixes. Combining upright and slant-top cabinet design, this new cabinet release for selected markets features two
ultra-sharp 32” game screens and 27” TouchDeck™ slant, complemented by extra-wide LED effects. Next to this will be a best-selling single player Roulette classic in a completely new style – Grand Roulette II – that features a striking animated LED wheel.
An advanced range of Ainsworth cabinets – A600®, A600®ST and A640® – will present best-inclass slots for European and international markets, featuring latest themes from Quick Spin, Mega Choice Treasures and Mega Choice Quad Shot mixes, in addition to new mixes Mega Choice Classics and Mega Choice Fortune. Links will also be in focus with link themes such as Golden Link, Mad Millions, Raging Roosters reloaded and the PAC-MAN™ Link series.
Electronic Table Games:
ETGs based on the renowned NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II platform will present live, automated and virtual games in a stadium-style setup. The new LOTUS Roulette™ II Pro Black Edition island will also be on show, streaming automated roulette to a variety of cabinets as part of a multi-game mix.
NovoPrime Sports – the scalable sports betting system developed in collaboration with Sportradar – will demonstrate total flexibility across self-service betting terminals, desktop and mobile devices. Another solution with Kambi will be on show, as well as the latest retail and online products of Admiral Sportwetten and Millennium.
Otium brings new video bingo titles like Binvaders 20 and Wonderbingo to London, and will introduce Bingosaurus 20 and Copacabana 20, on the OT300 cabinet. New game mixes and
specialist jackpots such as Big Bank Link and Mystery Pot Link, will also premiere.
Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, will debut new slot titles at ICE with the highlight launch of The Great Gambini’s Night Magic, as well as an online MacGyver™ theme and Tidal Riches™ that explores the bounty of the ocean. Based on the land-based link, the online version of Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™ will premiere with Book of Ra™ Mystic Fortunes, Pyramid Fortunes™ and Goddess Rising™ linked themes.
Eurocoin Interactive will launch Fluffy Bingo™, the latest addition to its NOVO BINGO line of interactive bingo titles, as well as the new Jackpot Dice™ featuring three creative jackpots.
Octavian will demonstrate a live myACP casino management system connected to a group of slot machines and profile the latest functionalities such as Jackpots, TITO, cashless, GDPR/AML, ticket redemption, player tracking and business intelligence.
The innovative Plurius™ solution from Greentube will present seamless device change and single wallet capabilities across desktop and mobile, and gaming terminals like PANTHERA™ 2.27 and GAMINATOR® Scorpion 2.24. Game mixes featuring classic NOVOMATIC titles, thirdparty content and new Greentube games such as Apollo God of the Sun and The Great Gambini’s Night Magic will show how players can switch between devices on the fly.
Demonstrating technological advancements in responsible gaming, NOVOMATIC Biometric Systems will connect NBS fingerprint and facial recognition to devices around the stand, such as gaming terminals, SSBTs, cash machines, turnstiles and a new entry terminal.
NOVOMATIC UK will showcase new products across the Astra Casino, Bell-Fruit Games and Gamestec brands. The highlight for Astra is the new digital gaming terminal Prismatic™ for the UK, Dutch and Belgian arcade and pub markets. At the heart of the exhibit will be the Big Bonus Wheel mystery jackpot attraction that is creating a big impact in the UK market.
New cabinet and software innovations will be presented by LÖWEN Entertainment for the German market, headed by the striking Pro Generation range with new software, games and
features. Also in focus will be the CASINONET data management system, giving operators remote access to a comprehensive range of back office and security functions.
A wide range of AWP solutions for the Spanish market will be on show by NOVOMATIC Spain, such as Gigastar II and Impera Salon. New machines for bars will also be displayed, including NOVO LINE Bar III and the latest launch from GiGames, Venezia. In addition, NOVOMATIC Netherlands will feature a selection of products for the Dutch AWP market.
Following the Company’s June 2018 acquisition of iGaming aggregator and content provider Gameiom Technologies, AGS now offers a robust game aggregation platform, remote gaming server, and a library of more than 600 entertaining game titles from a network of third-party suppliers, and soon to launch, game content from AGS’ own in-house studios.
To deliver its high-performing games and provide an exceptional play experience, AGS partners with many of the world’s leading online operators, including 888 Holdings, Betfred, BetVictor, Coral, GVC Holdings, Ladbrokes, Rank Group, and William Hill.
At ICE, AGS will provide live demonstrations of its Axsys Games Marketplace game aggregation platform and game titles soon-to-be available from AGS, which include online versions of AGS’ proven land-performers like Golden Wins™, Jade Wins™, and Longhorn Jackpots™. AGS will also highlight its large portfolio of game titles from its partner network of third-party suppliers, which include 1x2 gaming, 2 By 2 Gaming, Ainsworth, Asylum Labs, Bulletproof Games, Gaming Realms, High 5 Games, MetaGU, Reflex Gaming, Revolver Gaming, Skillzz Gaming, Storm Gaming Technology, No Limit City, and Oryx Gaming.
The Company will showcase its Connexsys Social White-Label Casino solution, a turnkey, free-play B2C mobile app solution for land-based casinos that blends the casino brand with AGS’ library of player-favorite games to deliver a mobile gaming experience for players.
AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, “We’re excited about bringing our obsession for the game to ICE and welcoming online and land-based gaming operators into our stand to experience our player-proven games and our platform technologies for real-money and social gaming. Our AGS Interactive team, along with several of our senior-level executives, will be on hand at ICE to showcase our fast-growing library of high-performing online game content, including our first AGS titles which will soon be available through our Axsys Games Marketplace. We look forward to this launch, given our industry-leading game performance in the land-based market, which gives us confidence that the games will do very well in the real-money gaming space.”
Rob Ziems, President of Aruze, states, “PDS is a vital partner of Aruze. We are excited to continue our relationship with them for years to come. This multi-year revolving credit facility enables us to strengthen our product offerings to customers for the foreseeable future.”
Alex Dungan, CEO of PDS commented, “We highly value our longstanding relationship with Aruze. Their new products are tremendous. We’re pleased to help finance their future growth and success in a creative, efficient manner.”
Industry’s only low height player self-service machine currently in market was custominnovated for one of the world’s largest retailers
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA – January 17, 2019 - Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS)(“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) today announced that it has now deployed the new PlayCentral 54 self-service technology at lottery retailers in both Pennsylvania and Arizona. To date, PlayCentral 54 is the only low height player self-service machine in market. Scientific Games custom-innovated the breakthrough technology for a major U.S. retailer that specifically required a full-service lottery vending machine for instant games, numbers/draw games and other lottery products with a low 54” height designed to integrate conveniently with the retailer’s self-checkout experience. PlayCentral 54 machines launched in stores in June 2018, with installations continuing.
With PlayCentral 54 in market, Scientific Games continues its long history of conceiving and successfully delivering inventive solutions that upgrade the lottery industry. In addition to being the first self-service machine in a streamlined 54” height, PlayCentral 54 captures several retail industry ‘firsts’ for Scientific
Games, including being the first lottery self-service technology offering a full portfolio of lottery game entertainment – instant “scratch” games, draw games and other lottery products – and the first with Payment Card Industry (PCI)-certified card and mobile payment options. Showcased at the North American State and Provincial Lotteries Annual Conference in September 2017, PlayCentral 54 was also the first low height self-service machine installed in market at a lottery retailer.
“Lotteries continue to modernize by meeting players where they are and how they like to play, whether at their neighborhood grocery or convenience store, at a major big box retailer, at home, or on the go with their mobile phones,” said Pat McHugh, Group Chief Executive, Lottery for Scientific Games. “This project is another example of how well Scientific Games understands and can meet lottery retailers’ specific needs, and offer lottery players the same conveniences that they have with many other consumer
products in their lives.”
PlayCentral 54 allows players to purchase lottery games with cash, debit card or mobile payment (i.e. Google Pay or Apple Pay). The self-service machines offer retailers’ customers convenience and speed-of-service with a quick, “shopping cart” check-out experience similar to internet shopping.
A supplier to more than 150 lotteries globally, including nearly every North American lottery, Scientific Games is currently the fastest growing lottery systems supplier in the U.S., and the leading lottery systems supplier in Europe.
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