LAS VEGAS, Jan. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") is proud to announce that its SG Digital group successfully delivered its innovative casino and bingo platforms to Svenska Spel Sport & Casino for the launch of the newly-regulated Swedish online gaming market. Further solidifying its leading position in Sweden, SG Digital launched content with more than 50 brand partners across the region.

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."

© 2019 Scientific Games Corporation. All rights reserved.
LONDON – Jan. 24, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded a $1,023,743 jackpot to a lucky slot player at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. on December 24, 2018.

This jackpot marks the 25th million dollar-plus Wheel of Fortune jackpot awarded in 2018 with more than $38.7 million awarded in total for the year.

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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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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – Aruze Gaming (“Aruze”) is proud to announce that on of January 22nd, 2019 the company was named the Best Slots Supplier for 2018 at the Peermont Global Gaming Conference.

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.
GLI to Showcase its Industry-leading iGaming, Sports Wagering, and Cybersecurity Expertise at Stand N3-210

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.”
LONDON, U.K. – Jan. 23, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT), holder of the largest slot game feature patent portfolio in North America, announced today that it recently signed a patent cross-licensing agreement with Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (“GiG”), a global technology company that services the digital gaming industry. Under the agreement, GiG’s digital games for the U.S. can include patented features from IGT’s patent portfolio. GiG will pay undisclosed, ongoing licensing fees to IGT.

“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.”

Casino:

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.

Ainsworth:

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.

Sports Betting:

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.

Bingo:

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.

Interactive:

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.

Server-based Systems:

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.

Across Europe:

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.

LAS VEGAS – January 23, 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, will showcase its obsession with providing the best platforms and game titles for online real-money and social gaming at ICE London February 5-7 in Stand N1-536 at ExCel London.

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.”
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – On December 27, 2018, Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”), a manufacturing leader in the global casino gaming industry and PDS Gaming LLC (“PDS”), a finance and lease company that specializes in customized financing solutions, entered into a multi-year revolving credit facility agreement, the proceeds from which Aruze will utilize for general operation purposes and towards its continued investment in the R&D and production of its industry-leading gaming equipment.

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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2019 North American Regulators Roundtable
March 6-7, 2019 

at The Luxor Las Vegas

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

 

FOR TWO DAYS, GAMING EXPERTS WILL BE
MAKING GREAT IDEAS HAPPEN.

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is gearing up for a successful future at the 2019 North American Regulators Roundtable. This annual conference provides attendees with the opportunity to participate in high-level discussions with industry thought leaders and peers.

The two-day, educational event, hosted by GLI University®, will provide you with the tools not only to better yourself but also your business and leave you inspired. Be sure to save the date and stay tuned for more details and updates on registration availability.

Registration and more information:

London & Dublin - January 17, 2019: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gaming software, services and online gaming content in the United States, today announced the release of quarterly key performance indicators for the fourth quarter of 2018, highlighting exceptionally strong momentum with all business units of the Company (Real-Money Gaming, Simulated Gaming, Online Sports Betting) operating at record levels in Q4 2018.

Management Commentary
Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:

"Internet Sports betting in New Jersey drove exceptional growth of Gross Operator Revenue in the last quarter of 2018 with a significant positive impact on Casino revenues from cross-selling casino games to sports gamblers."

Fourth Quarter 2018 Highlights
This Quarterly publication discloses the Active Player-Days, Average Revenue Per Active Player-Day (ARPDAU) and Gross Operator Revenue, in which GAN participates worldwide in regulated real money Internet gambling markets and Simulated Gaming™.

· Gross Operator Revenue, which comprises the sum of gross revenue from Simulated Gaming; gross gaming revenue from real money regulated Gaming; and gross sports win from real money regulated Sports betting, increased 103.9% year-over-year and 56.4% quarter-over-quarter to $41.8 million. This increase was driven by strong growth in real money regulated gambling in the US and Europe.

Existing KPIs

Q4 2017

Q1 2018

Q2 2018

Q3 2018

Q4 2018

Gross Operator Revenue

$20.5M

$23.8M

$24.0M

$26.7M

$41.8M

% Change YoY

+35.6%

+39.0%

+32.2%

+40.1%

+103.9%

% Change QoQ

+7.6%

+16.2%

+0.8%

+11.3%

+56.4%

Active Player-Days

3,066,920

3,194,907

3,133,054

3,402,065

4,618,215

% Change YoY

+50.5%

+43.4%

+20.5%

+13.5%

+50.6%

% Change QoQ

+2.3%

+4.2%

-1.9%

+8.6%

+35.7%

ARPDAU

$6.68

$7.55

$7.66

$7.85

$9.05

% Change

+5.1%

+12.9%

+2.8%

+2.5%

+15.2%

· Active Player-Days increased to 4.6 million, an increase of 50.6% year-over-year and 35.7% quarter over quarter.

· Exceptional growth experienced in New Jersey driven regulated Internet Sports betting.

Mr. Jameson Wang joined the Company on January 7, 2019 in the new role of Vice President of Analytics and Investor Relations and can be reached on jwang@GAN.com.

Winners selected based on their work ethic, accomplishments, community contributions; Nasuta is the only winner from the gaming equipment supplier space

LAS VEGAS – January 16, 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 its Vice President of Human Resources Kim Nasuta was named among VEGAS INC.’s prestigious 2019 Women to Watch, which celebrates Southern Nevada’s most influential female professionals.

Only 13 women were selected for the prestigious 2019 ‘Women to Watch’ list out of more than 100 nominees, and Nasuta is the only winner representing the gaming equipment supplier industry. Honorees were chosen by an independent panel of judges based on their work ethic, accomplishments, and dedication to giving back to their community. Nasuta and the other award recipients will be featured in the February 7 issue of Las Vegas Weekly and honored in a celebration that evening at the Silverton Casino Hotel’s Veil Pavilion.

AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, “Since Kim joined AGS in early 2017, she has made so many contributions to our business, including spearheading our veteran initiatives; propelling our recruiting to hire more than 300 high-quality team members globally in two years, including staffing new game-development studios; and leading our focus on corporate culture through best-in-class benefits, community outreach, and employee engagement. We are so proud of Kim and are truly thrilled to celebrate this award with her.”

Lopez also credits Nasuta with helping to achieve two big wins for the Company; AGS was recognized in 2018 and 2017 among the ‘Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation®’ and Atlanta’s ‘Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.

Lopez said, “Kim has really focused on the whole employee experience, from hiring to orientation to continual engagement, recognition, and rewards. Our employees see that and feel that, and it truly makes a difference with retention and recruitment. She is an energetic, passionate, and creative HR leader who inspires her team and her colleagues each and every day.”

Before joining AGS, Nasuta served as Vice President of Human Resources for the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino. Previously, she was the Director of Human Resources for SK + G, a full-service marketing agency based in Las Vegas.

LONDON, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a seven-year contract with the South Dakota Lottery following a competitive procurement. IGT will provide the Lottery with a wide array of products including an updated lottery central system, several of its business intelligence tools, new point-of-sale and self-service lottery terminals, ongoing maintenance, and retailer training. The contract is expected to commence on November 3, 2019 and allows for an additional eight extension years.

"IGT has been our primary lottery vendor since 2009, and with their support, we've been able to deliver more than $2.82 billion to education, developing natural resources, and providing problem gaming treatment services since 1987," said South Dakota Lottery Executive Director Norm Lingle. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with IGT to generate even more funds for these important causes in our state throughout the next seven years."

"We are pleased to work with the South Dakota Lottery to deliver our industry-leading lottery solutions which will provide the flexibility to help evolve, manage, and grow the Lottery's sales now and in the years ahead," said IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery, Jay Gendron. "These products will provide greater insight into player behavior to help the Lottery continue to deliver exciting games and content that players want."

Under the terms of the agreement, the South Dakota Lottery will receive an upgraded lottery central system that includes components of IGT's Aurora™ platform. These components, comprised of Aurora Instants Processing System, Aurora Retailer Manager, and Aurora Claims and Payments Manager, are specially designed to provide ease of use and convenience for the retailer, and actionable analytics for the Lottery to continue to meet player demands. Additional point-of-sale and self-service lottery terminals will be implemented throughout the state.

IGT will also deliver several of its BizApps, industry leading lottery applications including Retailer Wizard, Order Wizard, and Performance Wizard, which will enable the South Dakota Lottery to drive profitable growth by providing actionable insights to more efficiently manage the business and support lottery retailers. In addition, IGT will utilize the iSpeak customized training program to train the Lottery Sales Representatives on the new sales tools they will be using.

LONDON, U.K. – Jan.15, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that Luke Orchard, IGT Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance & Risk Management Officer was recently elected President of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (“AGEM”) for a two-year term effective immediately. Orchard previously held various leadership roles within AGEM and other key gaming advocacy groups, most recently as AGEM Vice President.

“Luke is an outstanding gaming and lottery leader who continues to leverage his extensive industry knowledge and influence to further AGEM’s mission of promoting the interests of gaming equipment suppliers throughout the world,” said Marcus Prater, AGEM Executive Director. “Luke has been an integral member of the AGEM leadership team for many years and we are excited the Board of Directors asked him to expand the scope of his influence as he takes on the role of AGEM President.”

“I am honored to represent AGEM and my many talented gaming industry colleagues from around the world as the organization’s President,” said
Orchard. “The work that AGEM does is meaningful to the short and long-term success of the gaming industry. I look forward to collaborating with industry leaders to collectively navigate complex regulatory issues and legislative processes that can impact the gaming industry and our 167 member companies from around the world.”

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that Lotto Brandenburg (the "Lottery") has selected the Company to supply next-generation WAVETM retail point-of-sale terminals and software following a highly competitive procurement. The Lottery also awarded Scientific Games a five-year contract for related services, with the opportunity to extend the contract up to five additional years. A longtime business partner to all 16 German lotteries, Scientific Games has provided Lotto Brandenburg with products and technology since 1996.

Scientific Games will provide Lotto Brandenburg with advanced systems software, as well as a suite of 700 WAVE retail point-of-sale terminals to lottery retailers across the northeast German state following a highly competitive procurement.

"Scientific Games is a proven innovator of lottery point-of-sale technology and continues to advance the lottery retail environment," said Anja Bohms, Managing Director for Lotto Brandenburg. "We chose the WAVE terminals because they are built for the future, they are an excellent overall technology fit for our retailers and the best value for the Lottery."

To date, the Company has deployed nearly 80,000 WAVE terminals globally. The next generation WAVE terminal features a modernized revision of the classic sleek and ergonomic WAVE design and delivers improved performance and reliability. The new full high-definition touchscreen will provide retailer's unparalleled clarity and touch response for ease of use and speed-of-service. Additionally, the Company will supply a number of terminals from Diebold Nixdorf suitable for lower volume retailers.

"We're honored that Lotto Brandenburg selected Scientific Games technology, and we believe retailers and players will be very pleased with the overall retail experience," said Matthias Müller, Managing Director for Germany for Scientific Games. "The next generation WAVE offers the combination of performance, compact design, and full HD touchscreen."

"We are continually investing in technologies that innovate in the lottery retail environment. Our WAVE technology and our understanding of the German market have resulted in a great solution for Lotto Brandenburg," said Pat McHugh, Group Chief Executive, Lottery for Scientific Games. "We look forward to continuing our very successful partnership with Lotto Brandenburg with these new contracts."

The Company also provides Lotto Brandenburg with a lottery central system, instant games and its world-leading instant game management services.

Scientific Games provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries globally. The Company is the largest lottery systems provider in Europe, and the fastest growing lottery systems provider in the U.S.

© 2019 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

What: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and His Excellency Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States, visited IGT’s Las Vegas campus on January 11 for a conversation about workforce development and the economic impact IGT brings to both these important regions.

When: Friday, January 11, 2019

Where: IGT Las Vegas

More: “IGT was proud to host Governor Sisolak and Ambassador Varricchio at our Las Vegas campus. IGT has a strong presence in both Nevada and Italy, with operating and manufacturing facilities and several thousand employees in those locations. We look forward to continuing our strong relationships with Nevada and Italy for many years to come.” – Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America.

Las Vegas - January 14, 2019 - Shark Trap is on the verge of several major breakthroughs that will be announced in 2019. With shufflers just weeks away from submitting to GLI for certification and patents filed for our revolutionary Baccarat and Punto Banco Security System—eliminates the need for preshuffled cards!—Shark Trap has finally forged ahead after an unfortunate delay due to a change in engineering firms.

Today, Shark Trap takes another giant step forward. We are proud to announce that we have entered into an agreement with Aces Up Gaming for the exclusive right to distribute Shark Trap’s complete line of super shufflers in the United States.

After several meetings with the principles of Aces Up Gaming, headed by their president, Charlie Drennan, we found them to be the perfect match for our shufflers and most importantly, our vision.

Aces Up Gaming brings several notable attributes and assets to the table. In addition to the obvious—licenses in virtually all US jurisdictions—they have a fierce, competitive mindset and desire to offer only the very best gaming products to the industry, an innate understanding of the industry, and an impressive suite of new games and progressive system that will compliment our shufflers.

Aces Up Gaming’s product development manager, Todd Taylor, had this to say about the partnership:

“I believe this is the most revolutionary gaming product in the last twenty years. To say it is a game-changer would be an understatement. It has the ability and capacity to be on every gaming floor in the world.”

A partnership with Aces Up Gaming is a pivotal step for Shark Trap and we are excited about joining forces and capitalizing on the synergy between our companies.

We expect the next important announcement to be GLI approval, which we anticipate to be a straightforward process, given that we’re employing the most sophisticated RNG technology ever implemented into casino shuffling machines.

Until next time, please be patient . . . Shark Trap is almost to the finish line.

Lou DeGregorio
President

LONDON and LAS VEGAS, 10 January 2019 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company’s UK divisionSG Gaming, has agreed to a five-year deal with Praesepe to supply over 700 new gaming products across its Cashinoand Beacon Bingo brands, which will ultimately see over 1,800 SG Gaming terminals across the total estate.

The new deal sees the existing partnership with Praesepe, which now spans over a decade, strengthened even further with the roll-out of 581 of SG Gaming’s premium Equinox® 2.7 terminals. In addition, SG Gaming will add to the existing suite of player-popular T8™ terminals currently in operation. The roll-out is expected to be completed by the end of Q1 2019 and is an example of the commitment and investment from SG Gaming to both Praesepe and the Arcade and Bingo sectors as a whole.

Praesepe’s investment in SG Gaming products will enable them to benefit from the on-terminal promotional functionality and intelligent multi-game menus that SG Gaming’s advanced, server-based platform offers. This range of functionality will allow Praesepe to tailor their offerings, customise the players’ experience and integrate SG Gaming product into their existing systems. As part of the agreement, the terminals will also be enabled to run Gambling Business Group (GBG) approved TITO and BACTA Dataport functionalities. Praesepe’s partnership extension with SG Gaming demonstrates the Companies’ joint commitment to supporting the player journey across the arcade sector.

With the installation of the new gaming terminals, the Praesepe estate will evolve to provide a focused category C offering through community gaming titles such as Everybody Salsa™ and newly released Rainbow Riches Lucky Pots™.  Alongside this, Equinox will provide the estate with a suite of terminals that offer a premium B3 gaming experience, complete with V-Deck™+, large HD screens and ‘Privacy Mode’ on a selection of games.

Andy Tipple, Head of Product for Praesepe, said, “The introduction of the new Equinox terminals is an exciting development for Praesepe and will help us elevate our gaming offer to the next level. We’re confident that players across our Cashino and Beacon Bingo venues will be thrilled by these new additions and the entertaining games available.

“Scientific Games’ continued hardware innovation and access to an unrivalled content offering has always impressed and proved popular with our players. As well as the new Equinox terminal, we are thrilled to expand on the number of ever popular T8 terminals across the business and look forward to working closer with the SG Gaming team, as we develop our retail gaming experience.”

Simon Johnson, Group Commercial Director of SG Gaming UK, said, “We’re delighted that Praesepe has chosen to strengthen this partnership further with the addition of our premium products and popular terminals across its estate. The agreement enables both Praesepe and its customers to benefit from our leading gaming content and the immersive gaming experience that our Equinox terminals provide.

“We believe that this comprehensive deal will help to drive cashbox performance and provide Praesepe with an innovative new set of tools to offer their players.  Backed by the wider Scientific Games Group, SG Gaming continues to invest and grow its product and technology offer across the Arcade sector. This significant deal will enable both our teams to continue to work closely together to ensure that Praesepe has the best and most engaging gaming offer throughout their arcade venues across the country”.

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") cemented its relationship with the New Zealand Racing Board ("NZRB") today as they launched their sportsbook powered by the Company's OpenBet™ technology.

Now live and available to punters through the New Zealand TAB, the sportsbook lets punters place bets across mobile and digital platforms powered by SG Digital's OpenBet sports betting technology. The new sportsbook built on OpenBet's new modular technology solutions that also powers SG Digital's US customers is amplified with player account management capabilities, sophisticated feeds aggregation system and latest user experience technology. Integrating with NZRB's retail and pools operations and enabling enhanced features such as Cashout, improved In-Play and fewer suspensions, TAB punters will now have access to a modern and fully featured sportsbook, rich with betting opportunities. 

Keith O'Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook at SG Digital, said, "The New Zealand Racing Board fully understands their punters, so they know the value of Scientific Games' user insight-driven experiences built on a reliable and stable platform. We're proud to support them with our OpenBet technology and create a revolutionary product for punters in the market via a front-end player experience built on the latest technology also available to our US customers."

John Allen, CEO of New Zealand Racing Board, said, "This is the most ambitious and technically complex project our organisation has ever undertaken, and together with SG Digital, we've delivered a sophisticated, world class betting experience for our customers.   Our new OpenBet platform has the proven capability to deliver real benefits to our customers and, importantly, enable us to deliver increased returns to the racing and sport industry in New Zealand."

© 2019 Scientific Games Corporation. All rights reserved.

London & Dublin | January 10, 2019: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gaming software, services and online gaming content in the United States, today announced the signing of a material long-term deal with the FanDuel Group ("FDG") to be FDG's Platform for rapid deployment of Internet casino, and account services for Internet sports betting in Pennsylvania (pop. 13M) and West Virginia (pop. 1.8M), in addition to the existing services provided since 2013 by GAN to FDG in the State of New Jersey (pop. 9M).

This expanded contract represents a material increase in the value of the partnership to GAN across revenue share, professional services and patent licensing fees.

As part of the contract expansion FDG has agreed to license GAN's US Patent. GAN's patented technology allows land-based casino patrons enrolled in on-property loyalty programs to link existing loyalty cards to Internet gambling accounts and receive loyalty points in exchange for online gambling. Linking of patrons' loyalty cards is proven to greatly enhance online engagement by US casino patrons as well as substantially increasing lifetime value realized online through increased monetization and retention. Management believes that the recognition of GAN's US Patent significantly underpins GAN's intangible asset value and could potentially lead to further client partnerships and US Patent licensing revenue opportunities

Deal Highlights

·     Second client in the State of Pennsylvania (FanDuel Group) in addition to Parx Casino

·     Two additional US States (PA, WV) represent a combined population of approximately 14.8M

·     Licensure of strategic US Patent for linking US casino patrons' loyalty cards to their online gambling accounts, greatly enhancing GAN's IP licensing & enforcement program

·     Initial rapid deployment of FanDuel into both West Virginia and Pennsylvania

·     Five-year contract term extension commencing in 2019 and ending in 2024

Management Commentary

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:

"The contract extension combined with US Patent licensing represents a significant milestone in GAN's US evolution and reinforces our view that in the heavily regulated US online gambling market, effective and compliant 'platforms' are a premium component of the supply chain rather than a commodity. GAN is therefore very well placed to capitalize on the growth in US online gambling markets in terms of new operator clients, new States and underlying growth momentum."

  • AGS is the only gaming equipment supplier named to the prestigious list 
  • Company honored in 2018 and 2017 with national and Atlanta wins for commitment to employees, exceptional corporate culture
  • AGS employees completed confidential survey as part of evaluation to win award

LAS VEGAS – January 8, 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 won the ‘Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation®’ award for 2018 –the second year in a row that AGS has won this coveted distinction.

AGS also won Atlanta’s 2018 and 2017 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, a testament to the Company’s employee-focused culture at its R&D centers in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area.

Out of the 2,400 companies that submitted nominations for the 2018 Best and Brightest national award, only 512 were named to prestigious Best and Brightest list.

AGS was selected by an independent research firm following a confidential survey of all U.S. employees that evaluated key measures in various categories, including compensation, benefits, and employee solutions; employee enrichment, engagement, and retention; employee education and development; recruitment, selection, and orientation; employee achievements and recognition; communication and shared vision; diversity and inclusion; work-life balance; community initiatives; and strategic company performance.

AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, “We are elated to win the nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® two years in a row and dedicate this award to our employees. 2018 was an incredible year for AGS. We took the Company public and are now listed on the New York Stock Exchange, received key approvals that are fueling our growth, and announced several strategic acquisitions that will accelerate our momentum. But few events are as meaningful for us as this win, which underscores and recognizes our focus on having a great corporate culture in which our team loves coming to work every day, takes great pride in contributing to our shared success, and passionately believes in our mission and values.”

Sponsored by the National Association of Business Resources, the 8th annual ‘Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation’ not only honors organizations as Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, but also celebrates achievement and success in empowering employees’ lives through culture, diversity, and community engagement.

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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") has been selected to provide the Oneida Indian Nation's three leading casinos in upstate New York with unrivaled sports betting player experiences through its OpenBet™ technology, upon the launch of New York's sports betting market.

Scientific Games and the Oneida Indian Nation, owner of the award-winning Turning Stone Resort Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino and Point Place Casino, have agreed that Scientific Games will bring its deep roots in casino gaming, and its strong record in supporting sports betting at leading casinos, to support Oneida's launch of its sportsbooks in New York as soon as sports betting is authorized in the state. Oneida will deploy SG Digital's sports betting technology platform, OpenBet, embedded with player centric technology, dynamic in-house pre-game and data feeds from its recent acquisition of Don Best Sports.

Scientific Games and Oneida will submit the agreement to the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) for review to ensure compliance with applicable laws. It will be among the first NIGC reviews of an Indian tribe's U.S. sports betting agreement.

"Being among the first Indian nations nationally to operate a sportsbook, and among the first to offer sports betting in New York, represents our commitment to entering this burgeoning market ready for rapid acceleration," said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO. "After rigorous assessment of the supplier market, we determined that partnering with Scientific Games and SG Digital will give our players the best sports betting experience starting on day one. 

"With OpenBet, our players will benefit from a fast-to-market, flexible, and scalable technology platform. During our search for a top-notch partner, SG Digital, backed by OpenBet and Don Best, was the only partner who demonstrated years of U.S. sports experience with regard to odds, trading, and in-play data feeds. Further, this combined solution and expertise cemented our decision that SG Digital will offer the most intuitive and seamless U.S. sportsbook experience for our guests. We are already hard at work, planning to capitalize on the opportunity by partnering with the industry's top technology supplier. Simply put, the combination of our partnership with SG Digital and our previously announced alliance with Caesars Entertainment, positions us to win big in New York."

Jordan Levin, SG Digital's Group Chief Executive, said, "Sports betting is taking the U.S. by storm, with quick-to-market operators in early regulated states seeing huge success. By partnering with the Oneida Indian Nation who has secured the Caesars Entertainment brand, we're planning to mirror that success in New York as soon as sports betting is authorized there. As the race to capture market share ensues, we have taken great care in our approach to put our customers and their players at the core of our development and overall experience design. Winning players' hearts and minds is first and foremost in our thinking. Very often in consumer entertainment experiences, you get one chance to demonstrate your player-centricity, and a focus on getting this right straight out of the gate will decide the winners and losers in every state. We're thrilled to partner with Oneida in affiliation with the Caesars brand to bring sports betting to consumers in New York once authorized."

Scientific Games will leverage its comprehensive portfolio of sports solutions to ensure that the Oneida Indian Nation can offer all sports betting activities that become authorized in New York State. According to multiple analyst reports, New York State has the potential to be one of the largest states in terms of sports betting revenue. Scientific Games and Oneida share a common belief that market leaders will be determined by world-class player experiences built on stable and reliable technology.

Oneida Indian Nation and Scientific Games anticipate that sports betting in New York may be authorized in 2019.  The agreement lends early momentum to the partnership, allowing SG Digital and Turning Stone to prepare for an anticipated launch when the market opens.

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation.  All Rights Reserved.

LAS VEGAS (January 2, 2018) – Aristocrat has installed its first Tribal Lottery System (TLS) games in the State of Washington at the Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek Casino. The new games – Birds of Pay™, Buffalo Gold Collection™, Wild Lepre’Coins™, and Wild Panda™ Gold – are the first games in the state provided by Aristocrat on the TLS platform.

The games come to Tulalip and Quil Ceda by means of the Tulalip Tribe of Washington’s sponsoring Aristocrat’s entrance into the TLS market. That sponsorship allowed the company to sell its cabinets and games in the State.

“We are excited for the Tulalip/Aristocrat partnership and what it means to the Washington market. Aristocrat has established solid product performance and will bring a superior library of content for our guests’ enjoyment,” said Don Hegnes, Tulalip Resort Casino Slots Director.

“Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek Casino are excited to be the first properties to introduce Aristocrat cabinets and games into the Washington market. Since the first install, our guests continue to embrace the product,” said Belinda Hegnes, Quil Ceda Creek Casino Slots Director.

“We are very excited to bring these new games to Tulalip, Quil Ceda, and Washington State. We have worked diligently to create new games based on player-favorite titles that fully comply with TLS regulations, and we are grateful to The Tulalip Tribe of Washington for their sponsorship and encouragement throughout this process,” said Siobhan Lane, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Gaming Operations.

The games are the first in a series of titles Aristocrat plans to bring to the State over the next year. “Our product road map is strong and includes many titles from our Core product portfolio that players enjoy. We are committed to the Washington market and are excited to support our customers with a wide range of player-favorite titles,” said Lane.

LONDON, U.K. – Dec. 21, 2018 – IGT Global Solutions Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT), and William Hill U.S., a subsidiary of William Hill PLC (LON: WMH), announced today the expansion of sports betting to Twin River Casino Hotel’s all-new Sportsbook Bar & Grill. The new venue features more than 100 HD televisions showing live sporting events and dynamic betting lines. Fans can wager on an expansive selection of pre-game and InPlay bets for professional and college sports.

The expansion to the new venue represents a continuation of the successful partnership between IGT and William Hill to provide sports betting to the Rhode Island Lottery. IGT provides PlayShot™, an end-to-end sports betting platform with touchpoints through which bets are placed and settled. William Hill provides odds making services and risk management. IGT and William Hill also provide sports betting at Tiverton Casino Hotel, which began accepting bets on December 3. Twin River Casino Hotel started accepting bets from a temporary space on November 26 prior to the opening of the Sportsbook Bar & Grill.

“The seamless experiences our technology provides to players and operators alike is a tremendous source of pride, and I believe it’s a critical factor in why multiple operators have partnered with us to launch sportsbooks this year,” said Enrico Drago, Senior Vice President of IGT PlayDigital. “In 2018 alone, PlayShot has processed more than $1 billion through multiple locations in five U.S. states. We look forward to further promoting the advantages of this innovative digital platform as sports betting continues its expansion across the country.”

“We are excited to partner with the Rhode Island Lottery and IGT to bring a world-class sports betting product to Twin River Casino,” said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US. “The lines have been out the door in the temporary facility, so we are glad the permanent sports book is now ready. William Hill is proud to be the only sports book to operate or provide services in all seven states that have authorized sports betting, with Rhode Island joining Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.”

In August, the Rhode Island Lottery selected IGT and William Hill to be the sports betting service provider at the state’s licensed video lottery and table gaming establishments.

In September, IGT and William Hill announced a multi-year agreement to offer U.S. lotteries a full-service sports betting solution aimed at maximizing revenue while ensuring reliable, attractive, and innovative service for players.

Outside of Rhode Island, PlayShot powers sports wagers in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, and West Virginia.

London & Dublin | December 21, 2018: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company") a leading B2B supplier of Internet gambling enterprise software-as-a-service solutions to the US land-based casino Industry, welcomes today's final approval by both the Michigan Senate and the Michigan House of Representatives of HB 4926 a bill that includes provisions for the legalisation of full real money Internet casino gaming in the state as well as Internet sports betting. The bill will now be presented to the Governor of Michigan and may then be signed into law at the Governor's discretion. 

GAN anticipates serving one or more land-based casino operators in Michigan with real money Internet gambling technology and supporting services commencing in 2019.

With a population of 10.0 million, the State of Michigan materially increases the number of Americans who will be permitted to play Internet casino games and bet on sports online. The Michigan regulated Internet gambling market is now expected to commence in 2020 and GAN is strongly positioned to serve Michigan casino operators in that State following successful launch of Internet casino and sports betting in the State of New Jersey in September 2018 and the forthcoming launch in Pennsylvania in H1 2019.

Management Commentary

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:

"Michigan is now America's sixth State to regulate Internet gambling, joining Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This reinforces our belief that the regulatory cycle for Internet gambling in the US will now be rapid. GAN is one of only two fully licensed B2B-only platform vendors in New Jersey, the largest casino in Pennsylvania as a client and one of the very few B2B-only technology vendors with the requisite technical expertise and 'day one' New Jersey experience to credibly serve Michigan's land-based casinos."

London & Dublin | December 21, 2018: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gaming software, services and online gaming content in the United States, today announced the signing of a material long-term deal with Czech Republic-based slot machine and gaming technology manufacturer, SYNOT with a contract value in excess of £400,000 ($500,000).

SYNOT is a major manufacturer of physical gaming machines and designer of diverse gaming software, with gaming business activities across Europe, Asia and Africa. Under the terms, GAN will distribute six SYNOT-designed premium casino games, including their flagship slot title, "Alchemist's Gold", to the US market through GAN's proprietary 'GameSTACK' Internet Gambling Platform (IGS). The multi-year deal includes paid-for development fees and ongoing revenue-share participation throughout the term. All games are expected to be launched and fully functional by the end of 2019 and will be released as both Simulated Gaming and Real Money Gaming titles contingent on US regulatory State laws.

Management Commentary

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:

"We are excited to begin working with SYNOT and look forward to bringing their successful European slot titles to select US markets. The deal solidifies GAN's US market position as a viable route for international and domestic gaming companies to gain immediate access to the new and fast-growing regulated US online gaming market. We expect full US-integration of all 6 SYNOT titles to be completed by the end of 2019 and expect material impacts to GAN's 2019 EBITDA and revenue in the same period."

London & Dublin | December 21, 2018: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), announces today the exercise of options by Mr. Dermot Smurfit, Chief Executive Officer, who exercised 200,000 stock options on December 11, 2018 to acquire new ordinary shares at an exercise price of 25p per new ordinary share at a total cost of £50,000 which was subsequently received by the Company on December 21, 2018.

Management Commentary

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:

"As the Company's CEO, a major long-term shareholder and substantial holder of options over additional ordinary shares, I expect to continue to invest in GAN through progressive future exercises of vested share options."

After the transaction, Mr. Smurfit holds a total of 8,863,447 ordinary shares in the Company, representing 10.42% of the Company's total issued share capital. Mr. Smurfit currently holds vested stock options to exercise and acquire up to an additional 416,564 new ordinary shares as per the company's 2017 Stock Options Plan together with a further 1,229,436 which have yet to vest.

The total number of extant options over ordinary shares issued to the Directors is 2,346,000 and represents 2.76% of the issued share capital of 80,051,924 ordinary shares.

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Dec. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") has extended through 2025 its long-term license agreement with Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and Hasbro International, Inc. for the exclusive use of MONOPOLY and more than 15 other iconic game brands.

"Since 1998, Scientific Games has worked collaboratively with Hasbro in using the MONOPOLY brand as a pillar for innovation, leveraging its popularity to become one of the industry's top game brands," said Scientific Games' President and CEO, Barry Cottle. "This new agreement signifies the strength of a great collaboration and celebrates the global endearment of the MONOPOLY brand as a leading slot brand and the top selling licensed brand for lottery tickets. The agreement grants us the privilege of extending and expanding the scope of the licensing into a wide range of new products and play styles. We're excited to continue working with Hasbro to take MONOPOLY to the next level in gaming."

The new extended agreement runs through 2025 and enables Scientific Games to use MONOPOLY branded content, and games based on many of Hasbro's iconic and extensive line of household favorites such as GAME OF LIFE, BATTLESHIP, CLUE, OUIJA, and YAHTZEE globally and SCRABBLE in the U.S. and Canada. The terms allow these gaming brands to be used for slots, systems, online digital gaming, lottery, social casino, eTables and expand the usage rights to include table games. The agreement also extends the highly successful licensing deal which is the broadest, most robust third-party licensing agreement in the gaming industry.

Mark Blecher, SVP of Corporate Strategy and Business Affairs at Hasbro said, "For more than 90 years, Hasbro has been committed to building play experiences that consumers trust. Our long-standing licensing partnership with Scientific Games has been a great way for Hasbro to enable our consumers to enjoy MONOPOLY experiences through lotteries, casinos, online, at retail and, now at table games across the globe. We're proud that our iconic brands have served as a catalyst for gaming innovation and look forward to our enhanced partnership with Scientific Games."

MONOPOLY is beloved by players and continues to be one of the most popular brands in gaming, lottery and social gaming. There are MONOPOLY games in hundreds of casinos worldwide and players also enjoy the game on the go with SG Social app, MONOPOLY Slots. MONOPOLY Slots has more than 2.2 million players who have played more than 750 million minutes, or 6 billion spins. As Scientific Games continues to bring the most innovative and exciting games to players around the world, MONOPOLY and Hasbro's iconic games will continue to entertain players. This is extremely evident on the new MONOPOLY Evolution which is the first game to bring familiar slot content that players love to an electronic table game.

In addition to MONOPOLY Evolution, Scientific Games will be creating even more dynamic games for all gaming channels with many more iconic Hasbro games.

MONOPOLY, GAME OF LIFE, BATTLESHIP, CLUE, OUIJA, SCRABBLE and YAHTZEE are trademarks of Hasbro. Used with permission. ©2018 Hasbro. All rights reserved.

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