Company awarded CasinoBeats Pride of Gaming award for its ongoing dedication to creating a fair, inclusive employee culture

LONDON, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that it has won a Pride of Gaming award in recognition of its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. IGT accepted the award from event organizer and industry publication CasinoBeats during a ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. IGT was selected as a winner by the CasinoBeats editorial team.

"When one of world's largest gaming companies makes a commitment to improving diversity and inclusivity in the workplace, it sends a strong message to the industry and the wider marketplace about the central importance of this objective," said Stewart Darkin, Managing Director of CasinoBeats."We congratulate IGT on its leadership in developing a welcoming environment where all employees are valued, and where the workforce more closely resembles all the people and communities it serves around the world."

"IGT recognizes that it is necessary to have a multicultural workforce to operate effectively in the global marketplace," said Kim Barker Lee, IGT Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I)."We're honored to be recognized for our work building a connected community of employees who are empowered to contribute their diverse talents in ways that deliver the optimal player experience for our customers though all our products and solutions."

The inaugural Pride of Gaming event was created by CasinoBeats to recognize gaming industry professionals and groups whose work benefits society and improves their communities.

For more information about IGT's Diversity and Inclusion program, visit IGT.com; go to LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/company/igt; follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews; or watch IGT videos on youtube.com/igt.
LAS VEGAS – The evolution of the popular QuickSpin® brand will highlight offerings from Ainsworth Game Technology (ASX:AGI) (“Ainsworth”) at the Global Gaming Expo in the Sand’s Exposition Center in Las Vegas from October 15-17.

QuickSpin’s high performing titles such as Super Charged 7s, Super Lantern 8s, Super Crystal 7s and the recently released MultiPlay Super Charged 7s will take center stage alongside at least six new wheel games designed for maximum player engagement and strong casino operator return-on-investment. Additionally, Ainsworth will display more than 125 gaming cabinets to meet the needs for customer partners in Class III, Class II, Tribal Lottery System and Historical Horse Racing markets.

“G2E is the perfect time for Ainsworth to showcase the growth of our product lines, especially in the QuickSpin family,” said Ainsworth President – North America Joe Bertolone. “We will truly show how through developing QuickSpin content we are evolving the wheel and evolving Ainsworth’s core product offerings.”

Visitors to Ainsworth booth #1259 will see several new QuickSpin titles that offer innovative uses of the giant wheel on the sleek A640 portrait screen cabinet. Turbo Charged 7s offers four unique Linked Progressive jackpots with QuickSpin game play. The multi-denom configurable titles give penny players chance to chase top awards starting at $2,500, with even bigger jackpots for larger denoms up to a huge $25,000 jackpot for 10-cent players.

Super Lit Vegas adds to the QuickSpin family by offering a persistent state style of game that enables players to collect wheel spins over seven spin cycles. On the seventh spin wilds and wheel symbols are revealed for big wins.

Yet another offering – Super Charged 7s Classic -- takes QuickSpin gameplay to the High Denomination market with a five-line or nine-line game. This new title maintains a high wheel spin frequency on 25-cent and $1 denominations.

Additionally, Ainsworth will show Super Sonic 7s, a version of Super Charged 7s built for the EVO® and A600 dual screen cabinets, alongside several other versions for QuickSpin created to expand the power Ainsworth’s top performing brand.



High Denomination in Ainsworth’s DNA

Ainsworth High Denomination content has been among the top earning games in North America for several years. The development of these math models continues strong with the upcoming release of several new titles built specifically for high denom players.

Ainsworth’s booth will show how Ainsworth’s top performing content is being leveraged across platforms, as titles like Mustang Money 2, Dollar Chief, Dollar Action and Grand Dragon can now be placed on single-screen cabinets, including the A640 and A560SL Noir.

Elsewhere in the booth’s high limit area, casino operators can check out two new Symbol Driven Linked Progressive games built specifically for high denom: Kanga Riches and Fortune Ox

Ainsworth Content Library Grows

It’s not just QuickSpin. Ainsworth’s content continues to flourish with dozens of new titles across single and dual screen cabinets. In fact, several of Ainsworth’s new offerings can be placed on both the A640 and EVO cabinets to ensure customers have access to a wide array of the Company‘s best titles.

New brands like Ultimate Upgrade, a persistent state game with five play mechanics and Electric Cash, a Hold and Spin game with a Linked Progressive jackpot, can be placed on multiple styles of Ainsworth cabinest.

The A640, Ainsworth top selling box, offers a 40-inch high-definition LCD game screen, touchscreen LCD button deck and 27-inch LCD topper. In addition to the wealth of QuickSpin content, new titles debuting on the A640 include Reel Force, a series of time-on-device style games with a Cascading Reels feature, and Galaga™, part of Ainsworth’s partnership with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

Central Determination Gaming Flourishing

The past two years has brought continued success to Ainsworth in Central Determination Gaming markets, including expanding in Class II jurisdictions across the U.S., growth in Washington State markets and the successful implementation of Historical Horse Racing games.

Both the A640 and EVO cabinets featured at G2E will showcase plenty of fresh new content, including market exclusive QuickSpin games. At the show, Ainsworth engineers and product managers will be available to discuss in depth the unique systems to run Central Determination Gaming.

Third Client to Expand into Real Money Internet Gambling as a Result of Successful Implementation of Simulated Gaming

London & Dublin | September 19, 2019: GAN plc (“GAN” or the “Company”), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B gambling software and services in the United States and Europe, announces a new agreement with JACK Entertainment LLC (“JACK”), which has chosen GAN as their platform to support sports wagering and online casino gaming should enabling legislation and corresponding regulatory approvals come to pass in the jurisdictions where JACK operates.

JACK is an existing client of GAN’s Simulated Gaming Enterprise Platform, available online at www.playJACK.com, since October 2016. Today’s announcement once more demonstrates the strategic value to GAN of establishing relationships with U.S. casinos in advance of relevant intra-State U.S. regulation of real money Internet gambling.

JACK and its affiliates own and operate gaming properties in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Baltimore in addition to racing facilities in Ohio and Kentucky. The complete JACK portfolio includes over 4,000 team members, 40 bars and restaurants, 375,000 square feet of gaming space and generates more than $800 million in revenues.

Highlights

• Delivering GAN’s proven Enterprise Platform, including the US-patented iBridge Framework™ linking the GameSTACK™ to JACK Entertainment’s existing casino management system deployed in Ohio

• The platform is anticipated to be operated from intra-State infrastructure entirely deployed in the State of Ohio

Management Commentary

Jeff Berman, COO of GAN commented: “Following the completion of a formal and highly competitive process, we’re delighted to win this mandate from JACK which encompasses Internet gaming as well as Internet sports betting should enabling legislation come to pass in Ohio. This moves GAN into a new State with an existing client of Simulated Gaming and once again demonstrates the strategic value of GAN’s technology Platform which offers clients the ability to build an online community of Simulated Gaming players well in advance of real money Internet gambling regulation.”

Adam Suliman, Vice President of Sports and Digital Gaming at Jack Entertainment, commented: “JACK Entertainment is excited to take this important step with GAN. Should enabling legislation pass which authorizes sports wagering or online gaming, we feel confident we will be well positioned to deliver best in class products for our guests.”

Inspired are pleased to announce we have been nominated for the Land-based product of the year category at the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2019 for our new, state of the art Valor Cabinet.

The Global Gaming Awards are powered by leading B2B-gaming publication Gambling Insider in association with G2E and independently adjudicated by KPMG Isle of Man. Now in their sixth year the Awards have quickly become the most trusted Awards in the industry and has gained respect amongst industry heavy-weights making it a must-attend event that kicks-off G2E Las Vegas.

We the industry’s largest VLT multi-game provider, with 15 years of experience and 34,000 machines in the market.

LONDON – Sept. 17, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) announced today that its Powerbucks™ slots and Wheel of Fortune® slots continued their millionaire-making legacies by awarding three giant jackpots in August.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots on IGT games in August:

 

 

  • On August 21, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won a $2,457,232 jackpot at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage in Rancho Mirage, Calif. 

 

Wheel of Fortune slots have awarded more than $22 million in life-changing jackpots thus far in 2019.

North American Lotteries to Experience Company's Products, Technology and Services that Responsibly Power Profits for Beneficiaries



LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") will showcase products, technology and services that responsibly power lottery profits for beneficiaries at the North American State & Provincial Lotteries 2019 Conference hosted by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery in Little Rock, Arkansas USA from September 17-20. A winning line-up of game entertainment and advanced technologies will be featured in the Company's exhibit throughout the conference, including an all-new, Retail Experience room.

Bond, James Bond

Headlining Scientific Games' portfolio of lottery licensed brands is the universally recognized JAMES BOND brand, the Company's next blockbuster multi-state linked instant game and winners' experience. Each prize winner and a guest will receive a five-day/four-night trip to Las Vegas in the spring of 2021, where the prize winner will have a chance to participate in the JAMES BOND Lottery Challenge. Winners will compete in a series of contests for the chance to win a cash prize of up to $1 million or more. Each prize winner shall also participate in a bonus event, where they can win a bonus cash prize up to $100,000.

Instant Game Innovation & Expert Services
The world's largest supplier of lottery instant games brings its latest innovations to NASPL 2019, with next generation printing options like HD Games™, Sparkle® and Micromotion™, and an all-new ink, LuxShimmer™. From a new Blowout game prize structure, to extended play games, hot licensed brands and holiday hits, the products on display will inspire lotteries for the upcoming year and beyond.

As a primary instant game provider to 9 of the top 10 instant game lotteries in the world, Scientific Games is all about driving performance to maximize profits for its customers' beneficiaries. Outpacing the rest of the industry by 40% (based on per capita sales), Scientific Games Enhanced Partnership Program expertly manages the entire instant product line every step of the way to success--from insights and analytics to game programming, security, predictive ordering, advanced logistics, retail optimization and digital engagement with players. Come see how Scientific Games helped the U.S. lottery industry achieve a record of more than $50 billion in instant game retail sales last year.

Retail Experience
This private, by-appointment-only experience takes lottery retail to the next level with the latest generation WAVE™ retailer terminal recently selected to maximize profits for lotteries in Italy and Turkey, the revolutionary SCiQ® intelligent instant game ecosystem, and the PlayCentral® 54 terminal which won Scientific Games the 2019 Walmart Services Division Supplier of the Year for Product Award. It's no surprise some of the biggest convenience, big box and grocery retailers in North America are piloting the SCiQ system to improve operations, accounting, security and data analytics in the instant game retail environment through this breakthrough technology.

Digital Lottery & Sports Betting
From new digital lottery entertainment to a world-leading sports betting solution, the game plan for growing revenue is easy with Scientific Games as a trusted business partner. NASPL attendees can learn more about engaging players with interactive games, promotions and mobile apps, as well as explore an exciting portfolio of iLottery games including eInstants and eDraw.

Learn more about Scientific Games iLottery solution, which is powering the most successful iLottery launch in North America for the Pennsylvania Lottery, surpassing the $500 million in sales milestone since May 2018 led by top-performing games such as Monster Wins®Foxin' Wins® and Volcano Eruption®.

Scientific Games serves more than 30 lottery sports betting customers worldwide, including the Delaware Lottery—the first full, sports betting offering in the U.S. At NASPL, the Company will demonstrate OpenBet™ and a full portfolio of modular, end-to-end sports betting solutions that can champion a bright future. Most recently, Scientific Games' joint venture successfully launched an exclusive national sports betting program in Turkey, featuring 5,000 WAVE retail betting terminals and six virtual live betting sites providing interactive sports betting.

Pat McHugh, Group Chief Executive, Lottery for Scientific Games, said, "Lotteries are focused on the sustainability of our industry, and the importance of investing in innovation to enhance play and increase funds for good causes is at an all-time high. This is exactly why Scientific Games has invested in new products to help ensure the future of our customers' business. Our new products are modernizing lotteries and responsibly maximizing revenues to support their beneficiaries."

Scientific Games is the world's largest provider of lottery instant games, the fastest-growing lottery systems provider in the U.S., and the leading provider of sports betting systems and lottery interactive games, mobile apps, player loyalty programs and other interactive products and services in the U.S. The Company provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries around the globe, including nearly every North American lottery. 

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LAS VEGAS (September 17, 2019) – Aristocrat launches the next revolution of “hold & spin” with the world premiere of Dollar Storm™, a brand-new evolution of Lightning Link™, debuting at San Manuel Casino in Highland, California on September 19, with nationwide locations to follow.

“We’re excited to unveil Dollar Storm as the next evolution of slot play that sets Aristocrat apart in game development,” said Jon Hanlin, vice president of commercial strategy for Aristocrat Gaming Operations. “Dollar Storm combines the best award-winning aspects of both Lightning Link and Dragon Link™, adds new titles, more denomination choices, and a $50k “rapid-hit” multi-site progressive for great jackpot action. In short, Dollar Storm incorporates all the attributes our players love with new enhancements sure to excite them.”

“We are thrilled to present the world premiere of Dollar Storm in partnership with Aristocrat.” says Kenji Hall, Chief Operations Officer of San Manuel Casino. “San Manuel Casino strives to provide our guests with a best in class gaming experience by offering the newest and most innovative games in the country.”

Operators will appreciate the proven math model with an added $0.25 denomination, and a configurable $5 option for high stakes play that ensures a seat for every type of player, while expanding floor placement options. Players will love the “hold & spin” gaming action, which is the highlight of the games.

Dollar Storm is a jackpot chaser’s dream with five levels of progressives. This newest edition slot maximizes progressive energy with a fast-hitting Super Grand $50k Multi Site Progressive (MSP) jackpot that combines with Aristocrat’s hallmark slimline signage to create a unique and active player destination. Unlike any other MSP jackpot game in the market today, the MSP may be won on any bet, on any denomination played – keeping everyone in the game for the big jackpot. Dollar Storm offers four new games including Emperor’s Treasure™, Caribbean Gold ™, Egyptian Jewels ™ and Ninja Moon ™, each with their own free games twist, which have been selected and designed to maximize player appeal and entertainment. Following in the footsteps of the chart-topping Lightning Link and Dragon Link, Dollar Storm electrifies the “hold & spin” and progressive gaming action on the casino floor with more winners more often.

Dollar Storm will debut on the revolutionary MarsX cabinet with modular, interchangeable features. The thin profile and corona lighting offer a player-forward experience to amplify game play.

For more information about Dollar Storm, please click here.
London & Dublin - September 17, 2019: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gambling software, services and online gaming content in the United States, today updated the market following the publication on September 16, 2019, by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board ("PGCB") of Internet gaming and Internet sports betting financial information for the calendar month of August 2019 in Pennsylvania.

Highlights from the PGCB include:

· Internet Gaming Win was $6.3 million in August compared to $2.9 million in the prior sequential month, reflecting an increase of 118.6%.

· Total Internet Sports Wagering Handle(1) was approximately $83.2 million for the month of August, compared to:

- $39.0 million for the month of July;

- $19.3 million for the month of June; and

- $0.6 million for the month of May.

· Internet Sports Wagering Gross Revenues(2) (after payouts) for the month of August were $6.3 million, compared to:

o $2.9 million for the month of July;

o $1.4 million for the month of June; and

o nil for the month of May.

(1) Gross amount of money accepted in wagers

(2) Internet Sports Wagering Gross Revenues may vary from month to month due to the payouts for future events occurring months after the original wager was made and unredeemed winning wagers from prior months will become deductible upon redemption in future months

This information will be updated and published each month, following publication by the PGCB, in order to enable the investor community to readily monitor growth of Internet gambling in Pennsylvania, which remains a key market for GAN.
LONDON, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) announced its recertification for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) Standards Initiative (NSI) certification program in Quality Assurance. The certification program, which is operated and managed by The Open Group in partnership with NASPL, ensures that quality management processes have been audited and that IGT has demonstrated conformance to the NSI Certification Program Conformance Requirements documents QA Development Process 1.0 and QA Requirements Definition for Vendors 1.0. IGT is listed as recertified for QA Development and QA Requirements Definition until June 2021.

To achieve this recertification, IGT showcased a pilot project for the California Lottery that marked a first for the State. While it can require up to six weeks for the lottery to process prize claims over $600, the project enabled claims under $1,000 to be paid out by check at the Sacramento District Office on the same day the claim is made. The project also included enhancements across several systems.

The NASPL-defined best practices are intended to provide both lotteries and vendors with simple, documented, and approved methods for ensuring quality in the software and requirements development processes. The Company was first certified in the NSI certification program for Quality Assurance in 2009. Recertification is required every two years.

"IGT is proud to once again demonstrate our commitment to quality through our voluntary participation in this NASPL recertification," said Rachel Barber, IGT Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. "As a result, our North American lottery customers can be confident that IGT's technology solutions adhere to industry best practices and conform to rigorous specifications."

The NSI is a collaborative development effort, with participation from lotteries, gaming vendors, and retail associations in the development of standards, best practices, and certification and verification programs for the lottery industry. IGT is one of three lottery vendors to be certified; four NASPL member lottery jurisdictions are verified under the NSI practices.

The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards. Its diverse membership of more than 700 organizations includes customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators, academics, and consultants across multiple industries. Further information on The Open Group can be found at www.opengroup.org.

Northern California Casino first in U.S. to offer Bloomtopia and Fortunes of the Brave Games

 

LONDON, U.K. – Sept. 16, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it debuted Chill Gaming’s innovative Bloomtopia™ and Fortunes of the Brave® games at Station Casinos’ Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park, Calif.

Developed by Australia-based Chill Gaming, Bloomtopia and Fortunes of the Brave reward players with monetary and non-monetary rewards. IGT is the sole worldwide distributor of Chill Gaming products outside of Australia and New Zealand.

“As part of IGT’s continued effort to appeal to a broad range of players, we are excited to introduce new types of gaming experiences at Graton Casino with Chill Gaming’s Bloomtopia and Fortunes of the Brave games,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “These games are ideal examples of incremental slot innovation that create an entirely new dimension of play for IGT’s customers and their players.”

Bloomtopia gives players the opportunity to grow and nurture a virtual garden by awarding virtual resources such as water, sunlight, and seeds throughout slot play. As players cultivate their gardens and watch them mature into personalized and attractive environments, they can earn in-game status and unlock additional garden styles.

Fortunes of the Brave is a five-reel slot game that provides more than 200 ways to win and includes a skill-based battle feature of the game.  In the game’s skill feature, players fight enemies using weapons and spells and receive points based on their performance that allow them to win more money. Players are awarded non-monetary currencies called “runestones,” when they match symbols that they can use to buy new in-game weapons and spells to use in battle.

LONDON, UK (September 16th, 2019) — IMG ARENA, a leading sports betting service and content hub, has signed a multi-sport, portfolio-spanning partnership with SG Digital, a division of Scientific Games.

Golf will be the first area of focus for the partnership, which will see SG Digital, via its OpenSports™ offering, become the first platform partner of IMG ARENA’s state-of-the-art Golf Event Centre from January 2020. The IMG ARENA events centre is designed to change how fans interact with the sport from both a viewing and betting perspective.

The Golf Event Centre will deliver fans and sports betting operators fast and comprehensive shot-by-shot data, live streaming and interactive course visualisations from both the PGA TOUR and European Tour. It is designed to revolutionise betting on the sport by opening more markets and truly enabling in-play betting.

SG Digital will also take IMG ARENA’s golf trading feed – its first odds property – as part of a wide-ranging deal that that includes IMG ARENA’s virtual sports portfolio and best-in-class tennis and badminton data services. This deal expands the capabilities of the OpenSports™ platform, which gives sportsbook operators a streamlined, modular solution for running regulated sports betting.

Keith O’Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook for SG Digital, said: “IMG ARENA has created a betting proposition for golf that befits its position as one of the world’s most popular global sports. The Golf Event Centre brings a new level of immersion and engagement that will positively shake up the live betting experience and the industry as a whole. We are excited to add it to OpenSports™ and continue building on our sports betting technology to bring bettors a well-rounded and content-packed experience. We’re also thrilled to enable all our customers to be early adopters of this game-changing betting solution and look forward to further collaboration with the IMG ARENA team.”

Freddie Longe, SVP of IMG ARENA, said: “SG Digital has a reputation for innovation, and we are delighted to be working with them to deliver our shared goal of evolving how fans engage with sport.

“Incorporating our official content within the OpenSports™ ecosystem will provide many of our major UK, European and US sportsbook customers with seamless access to our full suite of products, including the Golf Event Centre. With its unique set of interactive features, we believe it will quickly become an indispensable part of the global sports betting ecosystem.”

SG Digital has also signed up to IMG ARENA’s Alliance programme, which empowers operators to access IMG Arena’s full suite of official data and live streaming services.

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 16, 2019) – PRNewswire – Aruze Gaming America, Inc. and Aruze Gaming (Hong Kong) Ltd. (Hong Kong) (“Aruze” or the “company”), announces the promotion of Mr. Robert “Bob” Blair to Global General Counsel. As Global General Counsel, he will exercise management responsibilities over corporate legal affairs, lead corporate strategic and tactical legal and contractual initiatives, provide senior management with effective advice on company strategies and subsequent implementation, manage the legal and contracts function, and oversee the work of outside counsel. Mr. Blair has been with Aruze since November 2017 when he was hired as the Global Senior IP Counsel and most recently served as the Global Deputy General Counsel.

“It is an honor to promote Bob to Global General Counsel,” President Rob Ziems said in announcing the promotion. “As a legal, patent, and gaming veteran, Bob brings an incredible amount of strength and wisdom to Aruze. His impact is felt across the company. In this new capacity, his expertise will continue to lead and guide the global organization as we continue to expand and enter into new and exciting areas of business.”

Prior to Mr. Blair’s tenure at Aruze Gaming, he served as Counsel and U.S. Patent Attorney for EIP US LLP, an international patent law firm, VP of Patents at Unwired Planet, Intellectual Property Counsel for Okada West (an Aruze subsidiary), and also served as Associate General Counsel – Intellectual Property at International Game Technology for over seven years.

Mr. Blair received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver College of Law and his Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering degree from the University of Nevada-Reno, where he was also a 5-year member of Division I Football and won three conference championships.

About Aruze Gaming 
Aruze Gaming America, Inc. and Aruze Gaming (Hong Kong) Ltd. (“Aruze” or the “company”), is a global games leader that has delivered decades of innovative gaming entertainment and value. Aruze operates in around 40 countries and is licensed in nearly 200 gaming jurisdictions. The company's mission is to convert universally entertaining and creative ideas into reality through innovative technology and to provide excitement, fun, and surprise to all consumers who interact with an Aruze game. For further information, visit the company's website at http://www.aruzegaming.com.

LAS VEGAS (September 16, 2019) – Through their joint charitable venture, the Lasting Impact Philanthropic Initiative, today the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) and Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) have committed $200,000 to the Dr. Robert Hunter International Problem Gambling Center over the next two years.

The gift was made in part to highlight the importance of Responsible Gaming Education Week 2019, running September 15-21 and organized by the American Gaming Association (AGA) as a national push for responsible gaming education, training and awareness that includes participation from many industry stakeholders.

Executive Director Stephanie Goodman said, “We are so grateful for the incredibly generous donation that AGEM and GLI have pledged to our center. The unprecedented transformation of our clients during our six-week Intensive Outpatient Program developed by Dr. Rob Hunter, speaks volumes to the effectiveness of a program that combines group therapy with cognitive-behavioral therapy and science. Because of this generous gift from our industry partners, AGEM and GLI, this money will have a direct impact on problem gamblers in our community. Problem gambling, officially termed as a Gambling Disorder in the DSM-5, is recognized as an addictive disorder, alongside alcohol and drug use disorder. PGC is working to educate our community in an effort to remove the stigma associated with this disease while at the same time, healing the clients who commit to our program.”

Commenting for the Lasting Impact Philanthropic Initiative, GLI Spokesperson Lori Sayde said, “AGEM and GLI, through the Lasting Impact Philanthropic Initiative, support the Problem Gambling Center because its multi-pronged approach to helping individuals through evaluation, treatment and counseling, regardless of their ability to pay, is an essential service.”

“We are also pleased to make this contribution as Responsible Gaming Education Week kicks off, and to join forces with the countless operators, suppliers, regulators, and organizations that are united in the fight against problem gambling and who are committed to supporting programs that help individuals affected by this disorder,” Sayde continued.

This is the first joint effort by AGEM and GLI through the Initiative to support responsible gaming. Separately, both companies have long histories of supporting responsible gaming efforts in policy and in financial support.

“AGEM has been a supporter of the amazing work done by the Problem Gambling Center in Las Vegas since our inception and our annual contributions over the past 20 years now total nearly $1 million,” AGEM Executive Director Marcus Prater said. “We are still saddened by Dr. Hunter’s untimely passing last year, but are encouraged by the motivation of the PGC team to carry on his powerful legacy that assists so many Nevadans in need.”

AGEM and GLI announced the Lasting Impact Philanthropic Initiative earlier this year and made its first gift to the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering building fund at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, which was a $500,000 contribution.
BOHA!™ Cloud Services and Apps Address Key Restaurant and Foodservice Industry Back-of-House Needs

HAMDEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 16, 2019-- TransAct® Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT) (“TransAct” or “the Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, and its BOHA! hardware and software ecosystem for back-of-house restaurant and foodservice operations was featured recently on the Food and Beverage Tech Review platform as a Top 10 Food Safety Tech Company for 2019.

Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and CEO of TransAct Technologies, said, “Industry recognition of our revolutionary BOHA! platform continues to grow as deployment momentum among operators of all sizes from across the restaurant and foodservice landscape builds. Our recent recognition by Food and Beverage Tech Review as a Top 10 Food Safety Tech Company for 2019 list is the latest acknowledgement of the power and innovative capabilities of the BOHA! solution, the industry’s first single-source platform that provides a wide variety of software-driven back-of-house functions. As BOHA! makes its way into more kitchen and food prep locations, operators are increasingly appreciating how this hardware and cloud-based SaaS app ecosystem – in concert with TransAct’s proprietary label solutions – drives cost savings and improves efficiency. We are delighted that Food and Beverage Tech Review, a leading knowledge platform for operators and suppliers from across the food and beverage technology industry, has chosen to recognize TransAct and BOHA! as a leading food safety technology provider. Our solution is completely one-of-a-kind and we believe Food and Beverage Tech Review’s readers will benefit from what BOHA! can bring to their operations.”

BOHA! is the first single-vendor solution to combine applications for Inventory Management, Temperature Monitoring of Food and Equipment, Timers, Food Safety Labeling, Food Recalls, Checklists & Procedures, Equipment Service Management and Delivery Management in one fully-integrated platform. Each BOHA! solution combines cloud-based SaaS applications with hardware and accessories to deliver superior results for critical back-of-house operations. BOHA! offers a one-stop solution for restaurants and food service companies to address their current back-of-house operating requirements while providing a future-ready platform capable of addressing back-of-house operations as they continue to evolve. BOHA! Terminal includes TEMS (TransAct Enterprise Management System) to ensure only approved apps and functions are available on the device.

For more information on the Company’s BOHA! hardware and software ecosystem, please visit www.transact-tech.com/restaurant-solutions/boha.

IGT PlayDigital Organization to Deliver Platform Featuring Configurable Bingo Games,
as well as Picture Bingo and Roulette Bingo Game Variants

LONDON, U.K. – Sept. 16, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) has announced that its subsidiary IGT Global Services Limited (hereinafter “IGT”) has signed an agreement to provide its new digital PlayBingo platform to Veikkaus Oy, Finland's state lottery operator and a World Lottery Association (WLA) member. The agreement was awarded to IGT as part of a competitive procurement process, and the IGT PlayDigital solution will replace Veikkaus’ previous digital bingo platform.

“Based on our experience in WLA markets in Europe and North America, PlayBingo has proven to be a significant factor in player acquisition and player retention, while driving growth across our customers’ entire suite of digital product offerings,” said Declan Harkin, IGT Senior Vice President and COO, International. “By adding the new PlayBingo platform to its program, Veikkaus is once again demonstrating its position as one of the most technologically advanced lotteries in the world, and as an operator committed to responsibly entertaining its players.”

Under the terms of the agreement, which is for four years with an option for a two-year extension followed by rolling annual periods, IGT PlayDigital will replace Veikkaus’
current bingo platform with its PlayBingo platform. It will also provide ongoing marketing and product support.

IGT’s PlayBingo platform offers exclusive game variants including Picture Bingo and Roulette Bingo, as well as licensed content. The PlayBingo platform offers both standalone and network bingo capabilities with other operators, and is part of a complete suite of IGT PlayDigital products, game platforms, content, and business systems that work seamlessly together, with the flexibility and modularity to grow, adapt, and integrate with all types of lottery and casino businesses. 

Veikkaus has been a valued customer since 1989. IGT provides Veikkaus with its core lottery central system, PlayCasino games, and land-based casino games, as well as an enhanced Player Services e-commerce solution.

In addition to Veikkaus, IGT's Nordic WLA digital customers include Norsk Tipping in Norway, where IGT recently launched its PlayBingo platform, as well as Svenska Spel in Sweden. IGT also provides its digital content through a third party to Danske Spil in Denmark.

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London & Dublin - September 13 2019: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gambling software, services and online gaming content in the United States, today updated the market following the publication on September 12, 2019, by the New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement ("DGE") of Internet gaming and Internet sports betting financial information for the calendar month of August 2019 in New Jersey.

Highlights from the DGE include:

· Internet Gaming Win was $41.1 million in August compared to $24.8 million in the prior year period, reflecting a year-over-year increase of 65.7%.

· Total Internet Sports Wagering Handle(1) was approximately $249.2 million for the month of August, compared to:

- $213.0 million for the month of July 2019;

- $226.7 million for the month of June 2019; and

- $263.6 million for the month of May 2019.

· Internet Sports Wagering Gross Revenues(2) (after payouts) for the month of August were $19.2 million, compared to $3.1 million in the prior year period August 2018, reflecting a year-over-year increase of 514.7% and is further comparable to:

o $13.9 million for the month of July 2019;

o $6.9 million for the month of June 2019; and

o $13.7 million for the month of May 2019.

(1) Gross amount of money accepted in wagers

(2) Internet Sports Wagering Gross Revenues may vary from month to month due to the payouts for future events occurring months after the original wager was made and unredeemed winning wagers from prior months will become deductible upon redemption in future months

This information will be updated and published each month, following publication by the DGE, in order to enable the investor community to readily monitor growth of Internet gambling in New Jersey, which remains a key market for GAN.
London | 13 September 2019: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Group"), a leading B2B supplier of Internet gambling enterprise software-as-a-service solutions to the land-based casino industry, today announces the conclusion to its review of strategic alternatives commenced on 29 March 2019, and provides a trading update.

Trading Update

Trading is significantly ahead of the Board's expectations for the eight (8) months up to and including August 31, 2019. As of June 30, 2019, the group's cash balance was £9.1 million and holds no debt on its balance sheet.

Conclusion of Strategic Review

As set out in the announcement on 29 March, 2019, GAN has been undertaking a review considering strategic alternatives including a Formal Sale Process ("FSP"). The purpose of the FSP was to explore the merits of the Group remaining as an independent organisation, relative to the alternative options available to the Group being reviewed. Union Gaming has undertaken the FSP and interest from a number of organisations, across a range of geographies, has been explored.

The Company received multiple bids from multiple parties during the FSP. In the context of the Company's rapid and accelerating growth year-to-date and growth trajectory of the business moving forwards, the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board") in consultation with its advisors has determined that the bids received did not represent fair value for shareholders.

As a result, the Board has concluded that it is unlikely that the FSP would produce the most attractive outcome from the review of strategic alternatives. The Board has therefore decided to terminate the FSP and the Company is no longer in an offer period under the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the "Code") and the requirement to make disclosures under Rule 8 of the Takeover Code in relation to the Company has now ceased.

The outcome of the review of strategic alternatives is that the Company is now committed to procuring a U.S. listing as soon as reasonably practicable, and will provide an update with the publication of the Group's full year 2019 results.

This announcement contains Inside Information as defined under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014.

Half-Year Results | Conference Call Details

The GAN management team will host a conference call for analysts & institutional investors at 4pm BST (11am EST / 8am PST) on Friday September 13, 2019.

Please use the following dial in numbers:

UK Participants: +44 (0) 800 756 3429

US & Canada Participants: +1 877-407-8629

International Participants: +1 201-493-6715

The Half Year Results Press Release and Presentation is available to download from the website, www.GAN.com

Half-Year Results | Webcast

The call will also be simultaneously webcast over the Internet via the following link:

https://78449.themediaframe.com/dataconf/productusers/gan/mediaframe/32225/indexl.html

and such link will also be made available in the "Results and Presentations" section of GAN's website www.GAN.com/investors/results-and-presentations
London | 13 September 2019: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Group"), a leading B2B supplier of Internet gambling enterprise software-as-a-service solutions to the land-based casino industry, announces its operating and financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2019.

Financial Overview

· Group Net Revenue of £11.3m (H1 2018: £4.6m), an increase of +145%

· Clean EBITDA1 profit of £3.0m (H1 2018: clean EBITDA loss of £0.3m)

· Profit after tax of £0.7m (H1 2018: loss after tax of £3.0m)

· Basic earnings per share of £0.01 (H1 2018: loss per share £0.04)

· Cash and cash equivalents at 30 June 2019 of £9.1m (£5.5m at 31 December 2018)

· United States accounted for 78% of Net Revenue including £3m derived from patent licensing

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:

The first half of 2019 saw rapid growth in revenues driven by real money Internet gambling in the U.S. and the accelerating adoption of Internet sports betting by numerous states. We were pleased to deliver real money Internet gambling across four websites (and counterpart mobile apps), to end users in two U.S. States operated by three clients reliant on our technology Platform for powering their Internet gambling business activities.

We have also substantially improved GAN's balance sheet as the Group transitioned to positive cashflow from ordinary activities with GBP 9.1M cash as on June 30 2019 and zero debt. The capital available on the balance sheet will be used to selectively grow development resources in Sofia, Bulgaria and Las Vegas, NV to capture substantial incremental revenue opportunities available from Internet gaming and sports betting in other U.S. States expected to regulate internet gambling in the near future.

We have an incredibly positive outlook for the remainder of 2019, as the recent launch of Internet sports betting and casino gaming in Pennsylvania, the Company's current sales pipeline and existing contracted clients are projected to significantly enhance GAN's revenue and EBITDA prospects.

Operational Overview and Current Developments

· Successfully licensed GAN's strategic U.S. patent ("Patent") to a major U.S. Internet gambling operator and their affiliated land-based U.S. casino group, generating £3m in Net Revenue in the period. This patent governs the linkage of on-property reward cards to their counterpart Internet gambling accounts together with bilateral transmission of reward points between the Internet gambling technology system and the land-based casino management system present in all U.S. casino properties. The Patent was awarded to GAN in September 2014, successfully defended in H1 2017 and has now been licensed for substantial consideration setting a precedent for additional Patent licensing agreements

· Operationally managed GAN's technology Platform throughout New Jersey's first legal online betting experience during the U.S. Super Bowl, with all-time record number of active real money Internet gamblers, who used GAN's technology Platform to bet on both sports and casino gaming on February 4, 2019, following the May 2018 decision of the Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") to overturn the previous Federal U.S. prohibition on sports betting enshrined with the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act 1992 ("PASPA")

· Welcomed the passage of enabling legislation for Internet gambling in six U.S. States during the course of the first six months of 2019 including Rhode Island, Montana, Indiana, Iowa, Tennessee and Illinois (together representing 9.6% of the U.S. population)

· Entered into an extension of services for Flutter Entertainment plc (formerly PaddyPower Betfair Plc) for the provision of: (i) a multi-year patent license; and (ii) additional services in New Jersey, West Virginia and Pennsylvania together with an option over additional services in additional U.S. States;

· Completed a significant expansion of engineering resources commenced in H2 2018, principally in Sofia, Bulgaria with secondary recruitment in Las Vegas, Nevada in order to meet high demand from existing clients for incremental real money Internet gambling services

· Substantially increased marketing activities via 'GAN Digital', in Tel Aviv, Israel, an in-house marketing agency to provide digital user acquisition & retention services in support of the Overseas Internet Casino, WinStar.com

· Won the prestigious 'Best B2B Social Slot Company' award at the Eilers & Krejcik Gaming LLC U.S. gaming Industry awards on February 28, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada

· Entered into an extension of services for Parx Casino in Pennsylvania to launch an Internet gambling service in the neighbouring State of New Jersey

· Cancellation of the Euronext Growth Dublin Ireland listing of GAN plc's shares on June 19, 2019 in order to simplify the Company's equity capital markets arrangements in advance of preparing for a U.S. listing on a suitable recognized investment exchange

· Launched Internet gambling for our first Pennsylvanian client, Parx Casino, in the State of Pennsylvania (pop. 12.7M) increasing GAN's addressable market for real money Internet gambling outside the State of New Jersey (pop. 9M)

Post-period end:

· Launched Internet sports betting in Pennsylvania delivered for Flutter Entertainment plc's FanDuel Group, GAN's second U.S. client to operate Internet sports betting via the GAN Platform in Pennsylvania. The reported success of the Internet sports betting market in the first operational year (August 2018 to July 2019) may result in an increase in the speed of regulation of intra-State Internet gambling going forwards. It is believed that additional U.S. States are now considering the regulation of Internet gambling

· Launched Internet casino gaming in Pennsylvania on July 15, 2019 for Pennsylvania's largest land-based casino, Parx Casino, in addition to Internet sports betting which commenced in June 2019

· Engaged in additional Patent licensing discussions with major U.S. land-based casino operators, following the successful licensure of the Patent in H1 2019

Notes

1. Clean EBITDA is a non GAAP company specific measure and excludes interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation, share based payment expenses, certain non-cash transactions and other items which the directors consider to be non-recurring and one time in nature. Where not explicitly mentioned, EBITDA refers to EBITDA from continuing operations.

Note regarding forward-looking statements

This announcement includes forward-looking statements, including statements concerning current expectations about future financial performance and economic and market conditions which GAN believes are reasonable. However, these statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated.

Half-Year Results | Conference Call Details

The GAN management team will host a conference call for analysts & institutional investors at 4pm BST (11am EST / 8am PST).

Please use the following dial in numbers:

UK Participants: +44 (0) 800 756 3429

US & Canada Participants: +1 877-407-8629

International Participants: +1 201-493-6715

The Half Year Results Press Release and Presentation is available to download from the website, www.GAN.com

Half-Year Results | Webcast

The call will also be simultaneously webcast over the Internet via the following link:

https://78449.themediaframe.com/dataconf/productusers/gan/mediaframe/32225/indexl.html

and such link will also be made available in the "Results and Presentations" section of GAN's website www.GAN.com/investors/results-and-presentations

About GAN Plc

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). For more information please visit www.GAN.com.

Deal marks AGS’ first real-money gaming agreement in North America

LAS VEGAS and CHICAGO – September 11, 2019 – Rush Street Interactive (“RSI”) and AGS (NYSE: AGS) (or the “Company”) today announced an agreement for RSI to premier AGS’ online real-money game content at PlaySugarHouse.com’s online sportsbook and casino in New Jersey. The partnership deal also includes Rush Street Interactive’s regulated online casino in Colombia, RushBet.co, which will add the AGS content later this year, as well as Rush Street’s Casino4Fun social casino sites.

AGS Executive Vice President Matt Reback said, “We are impressed by the quality of the Rush Street Interactive platform and excited to provide online versions of our proven, popular land-based games for their real-money operations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Colombia, and social casino markets.”

Under this partnership, Rush Street Interactive is the first online operator to launch AGS content in both New Jersey and Colombia. Rush Street Interactive’s online casinos launched with player-favorite AGS titles Golden Wins™ and Jade Wins™, with additional AGS games slated to launch throughout 2019, including proven retail performers Rakin’ Bacon!™ and Olympus Strikes™.

Rush Street Interactive President Richard Schwartz said, “We are excited to be the first operator in the Americas to add AGS game content to our engaging library of game titles available on our social and real-money online casinos. AGS’ games deliver the identical look, game features, and play mechanics as their popular land-based counterparts, which are entertaining players and delivering strong returns across North America.”

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

AGS Interactive ("AGSi"), a division of AGS, offers more than 600 online games to many of the world's largest and most prominent online real-money gaming operators through its AxSys Games Marketplace™ Remote Gaming Server. For land-based operators, AGS' turnkey, free-to-play social casino-branded mobile casino app solution ConnexSys™ and large library of proven land-based games, delivers powerful marketing, monetization, and 360-degree connection to the player. Visit playags.com/interactive/ to learn more.

About Rush Street Interactive
Founded in 2012, Chicago-based Rush Street Interactive (RSI) launched its first betting site, PlaySugarHouse.com, in New Jersey in September 2016.  The company subsequently made history by becoming the first operator in the United Statesto offer a fully integrated online sportsbook and casino.  In addition to being the first to launch a legal sportsbook in the state of New York (at Rivers Casino in Schenectady) and a legal online sportsbook in the state of Pennsylvania (at PlaySugarHouse.com), RSI was also the first US-based gaming operator to launch a legal and regulated online sportsbook in Latin America (at Rusbhet.co in Colombia). Rush Street Interactive is also the developer and operator of a leading social gaming platform currently deployed at the group's affiliated land-based casinos, as well as selected third party partners. Rush Street Interactive was named "Mobile Operator of the Year" in North America at the EGR North America Awards 2019 and "American Operator of the Year" & "Casino Operator of the Year" at the American Gambling Awards in 2019. For more information, visit rushstreetinteractive.com.

AGS Media Contacts:
Julia BoguslawskiChief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Investor Relations
jboguslawski@PlayAGS.com

Laura Olson-ReyesVice President of Marketing & Corporate Communications
Lolson-reyes@PlayAGS.com

Rush Street Interactive Media Contact:
Lisa JohnsonPresident — Lisa Johnson Communications 
lisa@lisajohnsoncommunications.com 

©2019 PlayAGS, Inc. All® notices signify marks registered in the United States.  All ™ and ? notices signify unregistered trademarks. Products referenced herein are sold by AGS LLC or other subsidiaries of PlayAGS, Inc.   

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LONDON , Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company will present a range of growth-driving lottery technologies and services at the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries ("NASPL") Annual Conference, Sept. 17-20 in Little Rock, Ark. Under the theme "Player-Driven Performance," IGT's NASPL showcase in booth 617 at the Little Rock Convention Center will reinforce the Company's player-centric approach to the lottery business and highlight how IGT is applying innovative approaches to support lotteries.

"IGT's NASPL portfolio is designed to enhance player engagement, grow sales, drive player convenience, and expand opportunities for lotteries," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer Lottery. "In developing our portfolio, IGT applied decades of player insights and global experience to ensure that we are supporting versatile products that responsibly shape the future of lotteries and entertain players across a range of channels."

NASPL attendees who explore IGT's booth can experience the following growth-driving lottery solutions:

  • Retail Expansion: The award-winning GameTouch™ 20 and GameTouch™ Draw vending machines are rolling out across North America to drive retail lottery expansion and increase player convenience. In addition, IGT will introduce InLane solutions that will go live before year end.
  • Enhanced Player Experiences: IGT is bringing instant games to life via 3D and Augmented Reality technologies that add new dimensions to lottery instant games. IGT is also leveraging popular slot titles in the lottery market with recently launched instant games such as Gold Bar 7s® and Double Diamond®, and will present a case study highlighting the success of these products by a large U.S. lottery.
  • Turnkey Promotions: IGT will demonstrate how turnkey instants promotions such as the Company's The Voice® Experience and Wheel of Fortune® Big Money Spin can be leveraged to drive player engagement and differentiate the instant tickets product line.
  • Mobile Solutions: IGT PlayDigital will showcase a range of products and solutions that support lottery modernization. IGT's PlayLottery and PlayInstantWin product lines utilize digital connectivity to elevate the player experience by providing digital access to retail games and new, digital-only games. Connected Play enhances the player experience and enables lotteries to improve their knowledge of players' behaviors. IGT PlaySpot technology enables mobile on-premise gaming, driving operational efficiencies for operators and retailers.
  • Sports Betting: IGT will showcase its proven, market-ready IGT PlaySports platform for lotteries. IGT PlaySports is currently powering lottery-run retail and mobile sports betting in Rhode Island.
  • New Games: IGT will confirm its commitment to content innovation and its proprietary game development process, FutureGame. FutureGame continuously feeds IGT's pipeline of new concepts and accelerates deliverable innovation to lotteries. Cash Pop™, is one of many examples of concepts developed for jurisdictions in North, Central and South America and is scheduled for a 2019 release. Cash Pop's game mechanic is designed to appeal to younger adults and its simplicity can be optimally leveraged in digital mobile channels. 

IGT thought leaders will also participate in several NASPL 2019 programs including:

  • Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer Lottery, will participate in the Associate Member Level I presentations on Wednesday, Sept. 18 and discuss challenges the industry could face over the next five to 10 years. 
  • Sarah Simpkins, IGT Senior Director Draw Based Games Portfolio Strategy, will participate in the "Game Changers: A Panel Discussion on Winning Launches" discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

To learn more about IGT's NASPL 2019 portfolio visit IGT.com

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

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLCand its consolidated subsidiaries (the "Company") and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions, and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations, or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of the Company as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "could," "would," "should," "shall," "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "guidance," "intend," "may," "will," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project" or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance, or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the factors and risks described in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2018 and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider these factors and other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company's business. Nothing in this news release is intended, or is to be construed, as a profit forecast or to be interpreted to mean that financial performance of the Company for the current or any future financial years will necessarily match or exceed the historical published financial performance of the Company, as applicable. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement.

Contact:
Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries
James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190

© 2019 IGT

The trademarks and/or service marks used herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of IGT, its affiliates or its licensors.

©2019 Califon Productions, Inc. "Wheel of Fortune" is a registered trademark of Califon Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

©2019 Talpa Content B.V.
The Voice is a registered trademark, licensed by Talpa Global B.V.

 

SOURCE IGT

HAARLEM, The Netherlands (10 September 2019) – Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI®) GLI Europe and GLI Spain locations are the first gaming test labs to achieve accreditation to the 2017 version of the ISO 17025 standard from the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA).

Earlier this year, GLI was the first independent gaming lab to achieve accreditation from American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to transition GLI’s Scopes of Accreditation to the 2017 version of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. This applied to GLI’s laboratories in Lakewood, New Jersey, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, Las Vegas, Nevada, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Macau, China.

“We have been working diligently at each of our worldwide locations to transition our test labs as quickly as possible from the 2005 version to this latest-available 2017 version of ISO 17025,” said GLI Vice President of Technical Compliance and Quality Assurance Chris Gallo. “Our mission is to provide the highest quality testing possible to our clients, and acting within the requirements of our accreditation bodies is a crucial step in that mission.”

Beginning in October 2018, GLI has transitioned its test labs in Asia, Australia, Holland, North America, South Africa, and Spain in an ongoing effort to ensure that its testing labs are compliant with the most current ISO requirements.

While not all of its test labs have yet completed the transition from the 2005 version to the 2017 version, all GLI test labs are operating under the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

GLI has established itself as the most highly accredited gaming testing lab in the world by a wide margin. The GLI Group of Companies maintains 27 accreditations from various accreditation bodies worldwide.

About Gaming Laboratories International

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

New York, September 9, 2019 – Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) announced today that it has signed an agreement with VEEPIO, the mobile technology arm of the NFL Alumni (“NFLA”), to utilize the name, brand, image, persona and likenesses of the NFLA members to be commercially used worldwide in virtual football games. The NFLA is the oldest and best-known retired player organization in professional sports composed of thousands of former NFL players, coaches, team staff members and associated members.

As the pioneer of Virtual Sports, Inspired has recreated the action of the world’s most popular sports for more than 15 years. With this agreement, Inspired will have exclusive worldwide rights to utilize the brand and image of the NFLA members for its Virtual Products. Inspired intends to use its award winning visual effects and the latest in motion capture technology to bring the NFLA greats to life, delivering an experience and not just a game with its ‘Legends of Football’. Inspired is currently the only provider of Virtual Football, which has received a tremendous response since launching in 2018, as evidenced by bet 365’s recent launch of two new channels of football.

Inspired’s “Legends of Football” virtual football game will showcase some legends of the game, including NFL Hall of Fame players like Franco Harris. Harris said, “I’m excited to see the Inspired virtual product and connect with fans who may not have seen me or some of my contemporaries play during our careers. I’m especially proud of the benefit that will be derived by the NFL Alumni retired players as they transition into their lives after football.”

Phil Villipiano, the All Pro and 2019 GridIron Greats Hall of Fame inductee from the Oakland Raiders, who was on the field with Franco during the famous “Immaculate Reception” play, said it best, “I know it’s only virtual football, but it sure would be great to see the outcome of that play differently. Like Franco, I’m excited that proceeds from the ‘Legends of Football’ virtual game will go to the benefit of my fellow NFL Alumni to help them in areas like healthcare.”

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with the NFLA and VEEPIO,” said Brooks Pierce, President and Chief Operating Officer of Inspired Entertainment. “We have had great success since the introduction of our Virtual Football games but we expect this partnership to take it to the next level. VEEPIO allows us to produce the first-ever suite of entertainment products featuring the brands and images of the ‘Legends of Football’. Fans will love cheering on their favorite superstar players of all time, creating a more passionate and competitive experience.”

The primary focus of the NFLA is to serve, assist and inform players in their post-NFL lives. Alumni are offered a diverse package of medical, business, and legal services to help keep them and their families healthy, productive, and connected to the league and their former teammates. The NFLA also continues to support organizations and projects that offer special promise to advance the quality of life in communities where Alumni chapters are located. Together, the NFLA raises more than $1 million a year for local nonprofit causes.

“We are always looking for new and different channels to expand our reach, assist our members, and help our local communities,” said NFLA CEO Beasley Reese. “This partnership with Inspired fits well within our primary mission of ‘Caring for Our Own’. The Legends of Football suite of games helps position NFL alumni to grow their brands, embrace technology, and enhance their financial stability.”

“As the award-winning recognized leader in Virtual Sports, Inspired is the perfect fit for VEEPIO and the NFLA,” said Jonathan Ohliger, CEO of VEEPIO. “They have grown the Virtual Sports category massively in recent years, but no one has offered a virtual football game with the former players. We have every confidence that Inspired will put together an exhilarating suite of games that will help benefit NFLA member initiatives.”

About Inspired Entertainment, Inc. 
Inspired is a global games technology company, supplying Virtual Sports, Mobile Gaming and Server Based Gaming systems with associated terminals and digital content to regulated lottery, betting and gaming operators around the world. Inspired currently operates approximately 35,000 digital gaming terminals and supplies its Virtual Sports products through more than 40,000 retail channels and over 100 websites, in approximately 35 gaming jurisdictions worldwide. Inspired employs 600 employees in the UK and elsewhere, developing and operating digital games and networks. Additional information can be found at www.inseinc.com.

About VEEPIO 
Founded in 2015, VEEPIO is a content optimization technology platform. VEEPIO's innovative software development kit enables brands to link content from any online resource directly into media within their mobile application, eliminating the need for the user to leave the ecosystem of the company's app. For more information please visit: https://twitter.com/veepio

About NFL Alumni 
The NFL Alumni Association is a nationwide group of former National Football League players, coaches and other employees whose mission is to serve, assist and inform former players and their families. The association offers a variety of health, financial and learning programs to help its members. For more information please visit: nflalumni.org.

Contact: 
Aimee Remey
646-565-6938 
aimee.remey@inseinc.com

SOURCE Inspired Entertainment, Inc.

LAS VEGAS – September 10, 2019 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games”) and the Oneida Indian Nation (“Oneida”) have launched sports betting at a third New York casino. Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango, New York is now live with a retail sportsbook, expanding the locations where Scientific Games is powering sports betting in the state.

Yellow Brick Road follows Turning Stone Resort and Point Place Casino as the third Oneida destination to offer retail sports betting. The casino now benefits from the full functionality of OpenSports, Scientific Games’ modular sports betting technology suite.

The nearly 9,000 square foot venue is designed to accommodate more than 250 sports fans, featuring a custom-built 32-foot LED screen and more than 35 additional large-screen TVs for the ultimate viewing experience from any location in the lounge.

Jordan Levin, Group Chief Executive of SG Digital, said, “Our partnership with Oneida continues to highlight our strong early presence in New York State. Launching our third casino with Oneida brings a polished and player-centric sportsbook to even more players, and we’re excited to see the continued growth that results from this and further launches.”

Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter said, “OpenSports is empowering us to give our customers a top-notch betting experience, and we’re thrilled to bring a quality sportsbook technology to our Yellow Brick Road property, New York’s largest sports book. ”

With 35 sports betting customers in the U.S, and internationally, Scientific Games is a U.S.-based gaming entertainment provider and launched the first full-scale sports betting offering in the U.S. for the Delaware Lottery following the new ruling on PASPA in 2018.
LAS VEGAS (September 9, 2019) —Video Gaming Technologies (“VGT”), an Aristocrat company, has confirmed the settlement of its lawsuit against Castle Hill Gaming, Inc (“CHG”). The case was filed in 2017, and concerned alleged infringements of certain VGT trademarks, trade dress and trade secrets.

Under the terms of the settlement, CHG will change out, and no longer use the game titles New Money, Arctic Cash, Arctic Ice and Welcome to Nugget Mountain, along with any associated artwork and characters, and any variations of these games. In addition, CHG will remove and no longer use certain machine features and paytables. All relevant games and machines will be modified by April 1, 2020.

CHG has also agreed to make a payment to VGT of $3 million.

Hector Fernandez, President, Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. said, “This settlement again confirms VGT’s (and Aristocrat’s) determination to protect our intellectual property, including VGT’s market-leading Class II portfolio. We will continue to be proactive and aggressive in defending our assets going forward.”

LONDONSept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) ("IGT") today announced the successful pricing of €500,000,000 2.375% senior secured notes due 2028 (the "Notes").

Application has been made for the Notes to be listed on the Official List of Euronext Dublin and admitted to trading on the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.

Settlement of the Notes is subject to customary market and closing conditions and is expected to occur on September 16, 2019.

IGT intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes to repay in full utilizations under its senior revolving credit facilities and for general corporate purposes which may include the scheduled €320,000,000 amortization payment due under its senior term loan facility on January 25, 2020.

The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United Stateswithout registration under the Securities Act or pursuant to an applicable exemption from such registration.

The Notes are being offered and sold only (i) in the United States to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act and (ii) outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security, nor shall there be any sale of any security in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

Neither the content of IGT's website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on IGT's website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this news release.

The distribution of this news release into certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

In any European Economic Area Member State, this news release is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of Directive 2010/73/EU, together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State.

The communication of this news release and any other documents or materials relating thereto is not being made, and such documents or materials have not been approved, by an authorized person for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (the "FSMA"). Accordingly, such documents or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of such documents or materials is exempt from the restriction on financial promotions under Section 21 of the FSMA on the basis that it is only directed at and may be communicated to (i) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments, being investment professionals as defined in Article 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Financial Promotion Order"); (ii) persons who fall within Article 43(2) of the Financial Promotion Order; or (iii) any other persons to whom these documents or materials may lawfully be made under the Financial Promotion Order. Any investment or investment activity to which this news release relates is available only to such persons or will be engaged only with such persons and other persons should not rely on it.

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games") and Caesars Entertainment ("Caesars") launched retail sportsbook solutions at the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville, Indiana on Sept. 1. This launch marks the first venue where sports betting wagers can be taken in the state of Indiana, and the fifth state in the companies' sports betting partnership. Six more Caesars properties in Indiana are slated to launch in September, rapidly expanding the state's sports betting presence.

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino now benefits from the full functionality of Scientific Games' OpenSports™ product suite, which powers the property's sports betting offering. The launch includes retail betting solutions that make for a seamless, intuitive user experience. Throughout September, Caesars and Scientific Games will launch the OpenSports™ product suite at Horseshoe Hammond, Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino, and Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino; in addition to off track betting locations in Indianapolis, Clarksville and New Haven.

Following the recent launches in Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania earlier this year, the sports betting partnership between Scientific Games and Caesars will continue to expand into new markets with the introduction of OpenSports™ solutions in Illinois and North Carolina.

Jordan Levin, Group Chief Executive of SG Digital, said, "We're thrilled to expand our partnership with Caesars in the US. OpenSports™ is a great platform that's shown rock solid performance, putting players at the heart of the betting experience. With Scientific Games' powerful retail solution and mobile sports product, we'll continue to take bold steps when it comes to the player experience."

Christian Stuart, Executive Vice President of Gaming and Interactive Entertainment at Caesars, said, "We've had incredibly successful sportsbook launches, and Indiana is continuing that trend. We look forward to seeing OpenSports further engage our players with the sleek user experience and high transaction volume we've come to expect from OpenSports."

Scientific Games will bring mobile sports betting to Caesars' Indiana properties as regulations allow, and expects to launch mobile solutions in Pennsylvania this month and in Iowa in late 2019.

© 2019 Scientific Games Corporation. All rights reserved.

About Scientific Games 
Scientific Games is a world leader in entertainment offering dynamic games, systems and services for casino, lottery, online gaming and sports betting. Scientific Games offers the gaming industry's broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms and professional services. Committed to responsible gaming, Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, engaging entertainment content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. For more information, please visit scientificgames.com.

About Caesars Entertainment
Caesars Entertainment is one of the world's most diversified casino-entertainment providers and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, in 1937, Caesars Entertainment has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions. Caesars Entertainment's resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah's® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars Entertainment's portfolio also includes the Caesars Entertainment UK family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars Entertainment is committed to its employees, suppliers, communities and the environment through its PEOPLE PLANET PLAY framework. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com/corporate.

Scientific Games Contacts:

Corporate Communications:
Scientific Games: Susan Cartwright +1 702-532-7981
Vice President, Corporate Communications 
susan.cartwright@scientificgames.com

Investor Relations: 
Scientific Games: Michael Quartieri +1 702-532-7658 
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Forward-Looking Statements
In this press release, Scientific Games makes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "will," "may," and "should." These statements are based upon management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates and are not guarantees of timing, future results or performance. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated in these statements due to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors, including those factors described in our filings with the SEC, including Scientific Games' current reports on Form 8-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its latest annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 28, 2019 (including under the headings "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors"). Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except for Scientific Games' ongoing obligations under the U.S. federal securities laws, Scientific Games undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

LONDON, Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced the offering of €500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2028 (the "Notes"), subject to customary market and closing conditions (the "Offering"). Application has been made for the Notes to be listed on the Official List of Euronext Dublin and admitted to trading on the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships...

IGT intends to use the proceeds from the Offering to repay utilizations under its senior revolving credit facilities in full, for general corporate purposes, which may include the scheduled €320 million amortization payment due under the senior term loan facility on January 2020, and to pay certain debt issuance costs in connection with the Offering.

The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration under the Securities Act or pursuant to an applicable exemption from such registration.

The Notes are being offered and sold only (i) in the United States to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act and (ii) outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security, nor shall there be any sale of any security in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

Neither the content of IGT's website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on IGT's website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this news release.

The distribution of this news release into certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

In any European Economic Area Member State, this news release is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of Directive 2010/73/EU, together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State.

The communication of this news release and any other documents or materials relating thereto is not being made, and such documents or materials have not been approved, by an authorized person for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (the "FSMA"). Accordingly, such documents or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of such documents or materials is exempt from the restriction on financial promotions under Section 21 of the FSMA on the basis that it is only directed at and may be communicated to (i) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments, being investment professionals as defined in Article 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Financial Promotion Order"); (ii) persons who fall within Article 43(2) of the Financial Promotion Order; or (iii) any other persons to whom these documents or materials may lawfully be made under the Financial Promotion Order. Any investment or investment activity to which this news release relates is available only to such persons or will be engaged only with such persons and other persons should not rely on it.
Company signs two seven-year contracts to provide wide array of lottery technology, instant tickets, and services that will help increase the Lottery's short and long-term growth plan

LONDON, Sept. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), signed a seven-year contract with the Mississippi Lottery Corporation to provide it with a draw-based central system, lottery terminals, and additional services. IGT signed an additional seven-year contract to supply the production of instant tickets, secure warehousing, and distribution of games. IGT was selected as the preferred bidder for both contracts following the State's competitive procurement. The two contracts have commenced and allow for up to three one-year extensions. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation is expected to sell the first ticket no later than December 1, 2019.

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships...

"IGT's experience with providing leading technology, solutions, and services to startup lotteries is unparalleled, having helped 10 lotteries successfully begin their businesses in the U.S. since 1990. IGT will leverage our decades of experience and industry insights to help drive the success of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, and to introduce compelling lottery entertainment throughout the State," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "IGT is committed to supporting the Lottery's short and long-term growth objectives by providing customized, high-performing back-office systems, tools that foster retailer and player engagement, strategic instant ticket development and production, and technology, games, and marketing support that establishes the Lottery as a reputable brand."

"We are thrilled to have IGT on board with the Mississippi Lottery Corporation," said Tom Shaheen, Mississippi Lottery Corporation President."We look forward to partnering with them in our effort as we pursue our mission of raising funds for roads and bridges throughout Mississippi."

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation will receive IGT's Aurora Platform and Retailer Pro, IGT's fastest and most innovative retailer-friendly draw-based lottery terminal. IGT's Retail Digital Media advertising display solution will be provided to stimulate brand awareness, winner awareness, and player recognition of jackpots and game activities, directly at the point-of-sale. The Lottery will leverage IGT's self-service point-of-sale devices including a combination of the GameTouch™ 28 vending machine for players to purchase instant tickets and the GameTouch™ 20 compact vending machine.

As part of the instant ticket contract, IGT will implement its complete instant game supply chain solution, Instant Advantage™, which includes a tailored and strategic approach to the way IGT will design and print instant ticket games for the Lottery. Secure warehousing and distribution of instant tickets to lottery retailers will also be provided.

IGT will also deliver marketing support, field services, primary and back up data centers, call center operations, software support, and retailer training.

IGT has maintained a presence in Mississippi since 1992 through its gaming operation and helped open the first casino in the State. Along with hiring new employees from Mississippi, IGT will open a local office and a warehouse in the Greater Jackson area near the Mississippi Lottery Corporation headquarters to ensure collaboration, maximize efficiency, and address opportunities.
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Sept. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that its joint venture has successfully launched the exclusive national sports betting program in Turkey, one of the world's largest state-sponsored fixed odds sports betting markets. The Company also announced earlier this week that it was selected to provide its world-leading products and technology for the Turkish National Lottery in the nation of more than 80 million.

With focus on maximizing sales and profits returned to the Turkish government, Scientific Games' full turnkey sports betting solution is now live across its exclusive retail sports operation and through the companies licensed to provide interactive sports betting. The Company's world-leading central gaming systems technology launched with nearly 5,000 WAVE™ retail betting terminals and six virtual live betting sites licensed to provide interactive sports betting. The retail and digital sports betting solutions are fully traded by Scientific Games through its OpenSports™ managed trading services.

The joint venture, named ?ans Giri?im, was awarded the 10-year exclusive sports betting IDDAA concession in Turkey in March 2019. Along with Scientific Games, the lead partner in the joint venture is ?ans Dijital, an affiliate of Demirören Holding, which is one of Turkey's largest companies with significant business interests in energy, real estate and media.

Barry Cottle, Scientific Games CEO, said, "The excitement surrounding our joint venture's win of the 10-year sports betting concession in Turkey, followed by a successful launch on schedule is everything we have been working toward the last several years. Leveraging the unique combined strength of our Lottery and Digital teams, we have developed a market-leading, fully-integrated sports betting solution, and we are honored to be selected by ?ans Dijital and the Government of Turkey to maximize profits through our sports betting program in one of the world's largest markets."

Demirören Holding previously commented that after evaluating many of the leading companies in the global sports betting industry, it selected Scientific Games as its joint venture partner based on Scientific Games' proven track record in driving sales and profits for state-sponsored sports betting, and the Company's advanced, technology-based sports solution and risk management services.

Sinan Oktay, Board Member of ?ans Dijital, said, "We are celebrating the national launch of our retail and interactive sports betting program in Turkey. Our teams have collaborated very well on this important project. We value Scientific Games' commitment to maximizing returns to the Turkish government, and we look forward to our long-term partnership with one of the world's best gaming entertainment companies."

Scientific Games is an operator or supplier in 35 sports betting markets, and provided the first full-scale sports betting offering in the U.S. in Delaware following the U.S. Supreme Court's PASPA ruling. This success was followed by contracts to provide sports betting solutions in Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The Company is the first associate member of the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), an organization that protects the integrity of sports competition and sports betting worldwide. Scientific Games is one the first suppliers to receive certification from the World Lottery Association as a responsible gaming supplier.

© 2019 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

About Demirören
Demirören is one of Turkey's largest conglomerates, expanding rapidly over the last 60 years in a variety of fields, from manufacturing and construction to tourism, education and the media. The group today, with 7.500 employees, generates 3 billion dollars of revenue through leading companies in energy (Milangaz, Total Oil Turkey, Moil), and media (Hürriyet, Milliyet, Kanal D, CNN Türk,D-Smart). Family-owned Demirören provides high-value-added services to customers across a wide range of activities. Its social responsibility principles and environmental policy meet international standards.

About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a world leader in entertainment offering dynamic games, systems and services for casino, lottery, social gaming, online gaming and sports betting. Scientific Games offers the gaming industry's broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms and professional services. Committed to responsible gaming, Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, engaging entertainment content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. For more information, please visit scientificgames.com