LAS VEGASSept. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming Arts, LLC ("Gaming Arts" or "the Company") today announced that it will debut an array of transformative end-to-end gaming solutions at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, Nevada October 9-11 in booth no. 4447.

The Company, known as the world leader in bingo and keno games and technology, is now reinventing the casino floor with a multitude of unique and innovative video reel slot games, innovative progressives, high-denomination games, international multi-game products and more.

Gaming Arts President Mike Dreitzer said, "With a successful track-record of providing world-class Bingo and Keno solutions, Gaming Arts is now well-positioned to advance into new product categories."

Product lines on the Company's stand will include: Super GamesOptima® Game Management Systems, Bingo Millions®, SuperPROMO™, Keno Millions®Super Bingo™ Series, Ultimate Bingo™ Series, as well as its much-anticipated line of video slot machines. 

Dreitzer added, "The Global Gaming Expo presents a fantastic opportunity for us to unveil the efforts made to enhance our entire product portfolio from the dual standpoints of content and technology. This includes our entrance into the slot sector with fresh and exciting games that players everywhere are sure to enjoy. We have remained exceptionally focused on our mission to become a true end-to-end content and technology provider to the global gaming industry. We look forward to showcasing our exciting lineup of products to our customers during G2E."

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

First-of-its-kind SuperBingo and Ultimate Bingo Slots deliver powerful and entertaining game mechanics and player-favorite features, including: frequently hitting bonuses and wins, multipliers, free games with retriggers, four-level progressives, multi-game options, bonus balls, and wheel bonuses. At G2E, Ultimate Bingo Slots will demonstrate its progressive offering, which can be configured for individual and floor-wide progressives.

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

At G2E, Gaming Arts will debut its inaugural Class III collection of innovative video reels, specifically designed to bring fun and excitement to the casino floor. The unique library consists of four series, including: Pop N' Pays™, Da Fa Ba™, Dice Seeker™, and Casino Wizard™.

The Pop N' Pays, Da Fa Ba, and Dice Seeker series will offer a new, optional mystery progressive feature called Rocket Rollup, with several themes available in high-denomination format. The multi-game Casino Wizard series, available with Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack and Craps games, replicate the play of live games and include exclusive and exciting side bet options to increase handle and hold.

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

SuperPROMO is the world's first casino-wide interactive promotional game system including four customizable mobile games which can be awarded to targeted players for virtually any type of promotion. These mobile promotional games are delivered to players by casino personnel on a mobile tablet and promoted across a casino's digital enterprise to deliver an exciting and interactive social experience for the entire casino floor.

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

Gaming Arts' vast SuperGames library offers "life-changing jackpots" to increase attendance, player spend, and operational profitability for bingo operators across the country. The company funds the jackpots, reducing the overall liability for bingo operators.

Bingo Millions is the world's first and only $1 million linked bingo progressive and $1 million bingo games, all at no risk to the operator. With Bingo Millions, Gaming Arts funds the progressive awards to drive play and enthusiasm across any bingo environment.

Dreitzer said, "We are proud that Gaming Arts has lived up to its "life-changing jackpots" motto by awarding almost $15,000,000.00 in Bingo jackpots in the last five years, bringing excitement and profitability to bingo operators across the country. When we say, 'Gaming Arts Pays Big,' we mean it!"

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

EZ Kiosk, the world's only freestanding, self-service kiosk available that enables players to purchase and redeem keno tickets for up to 16 different games will also be displayed in Gaming Arts' booth. This unique experience offers quick-pick betting, side-bet games, customizable bet amounts, and extensive game options.

Its Optima® System offers the world's most popular and robust keno game management system, which uses the latest technologies for managing any kind of "numbers-game" such as keno, bingo, and lottery across multiple locations.

NOVOMATIC partners Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer to open the Novo Zone

NOVOMATIC has partnered with Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, one of the world’s most prestigious casino operators and owner of the famous casinos in Monaco, to open the ‘Novo Zone’ at Sun Casino – a live area on the casino floor where NOVOMATIC rolls out new releases and technology. At the launch event, state-of-the-art gaming equipment was revealed, featuring the latest NOVOMATIC PANTHERA™ and V.I.P. cabinets, Ainsworth A640 and A600 machines, new slot titles and the Enchanted Fortunes Linked
Jackpot™.

Executives, players and visitors from around the region were invited to the launch party on August 31 and September 1. The event was brimming with guests lining up to play the latest NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth games. Several promotions ran throughout the two-day event, culminating with a prize draw that saw one lucky player win an all-inclusive trip to the Vienna Opera Ball next February.

The Novo Zone opened with 46 of the latest gaming machines and adds to the NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth products already operating in the casino. The dedicated zone features PANTHERA™ 2.27 cabinets, as well as a display of PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 cabinets presenting the global launch of the Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™ with game titles such as Asian Fortunes™, Voodoo Fortunes™ and Goddess Rising™. The V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 cabinet and its new sister V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 are also presenting a range of leading games and game mixes from the extensive NOVOMATIC library.

From Dusk Till Dawn™ features on the standout NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 cabinet. This new licensed theme has been making an impression in both international land-based and online
casinos this year. The Ainsworth showcase features the A640 cabinet with PAC-MAN™ Dynamic Edition and PAC-MAN™ Wild Edition, as well as Quick Spin titles Super Hot 7s™ and Super Charged 7s™, and the A600 cabinet presents Mega Choice Treasures™ and the Firepower™ multi-game linked jackpot package.

Pascal Camina, Senior Executive President of Monte-Carlo Sociéte des Bains de Mer, said: “I am proud that this partnership with NOVOMATIC had come into being. The Sun Casino offers unique experiences to its players focusing on innovation and excellence assuring the highest quality standards. Monaco seems definitely to be the most beautiful games destination in Europe with the advantage of being a technological showcase.”

Lawrence Levy, VP Global Sales NOVOMATIC, said: “We are proud to work in close collaboration with Sun Casino and Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer on this exciting project and look forward to this partnership growing from strength to strength. We see the Novo Zone at Sun Casino as a valuable opportunity to launch our new cabinets, titles and links within a lively casino environment. The launch party was a great success, and our joint marketing efforts will continue as we introduce new products to the showroom.”

IGT extends sports betting leadership to tribal gaming through three-casino sports betting deal with Mississippi tribe

LONDON, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company extended its sports betting leadership to tribal gaming with a signed agreement with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Under the agreement, IGT will provide its PlayDigital™ sports betting solution, PlayShot, at Pearl River Resorts' Golden Moon Hotel & Casino and Silver Star Hotel & Casino in Choctaw, MS., and at Bok Homa Casino in Sandersville, MS. By leveraging IGT sports betting technology, Golden Moon Hotel & Casino made gaming history last month when it became the first non-Nevada tribal casino to open a sports book post-PASPA repeal.

IGT technology and services will enable casino patrons to place pre-match and in-play wagers over-the-counter at the three Mississippi casinos. The casinos agreed to add IGT kiosks and other essential sports betting peripherals to their offerings in the future.

"IGT's leading entry into the tribal gaming sports betting space demonstrates how a wide variety of casino operators can benefit from our flexible, market-ready PlayShot sports betting solution, today," said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital. "With IGT PlayDigital's technology and expertise, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians introduced sports betting to players with confidence, knowing that PlayShot is already the trusted sports betting platform provider at more than 15 U.S. casinos across multiple states."

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GLI provides training and technical support to help ensure a flawless opening of the new tribal sports book at the Pearl River Resort in Mississippi

LAS VEGAS, NV (September 11, 2018) – The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians made history on Thursday, August 31, 2018, at 10:00.m. CST as the new sports book at their Pearl River Resort became the first tribal sports book in the U.S. to open with a system that is fully certified as compliant with Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI®) landmark GLI-33 Event-Wagering Technical Standard.

At the request of the Choctaw Gaming Commission, GLI assisted the Commission’s technical and auditing staffs with on-site support to verify the internal controls and installation configuration of IGT’s® “Margin-Maker™” event-wagering system to GLI-33 standards. This helped ensure a flawless go-live of the sports book’s system from the moment the first wager was placed.

Additionally, sports-wagering experts from GLI University® provided two and a half days of on-site classroom-style training on the various aspects of sports wagering, from a technical, regulatory, and operational perspective.

“The Choctaw Gaming Commission took a very pragmatic approach to sports wagering,” stated Mackenzie Haugh, GLI’s Director of Engineering. “They first ensured that their commissioners, auditors, and technical staff were familiar with the many aspects of sports wagering such as events and the various types of bets, trading platforms and live feeds, reporting and auditing, and change management to name a few. This allowed them to take an educated, risk-based approach in selecting which aspects of their system should be regulated and audited while to not stifle the needs of operations on such an organic system. And through GLI University training and on-site technical teams leading up to go-live, GLI was happy and excited to help.”

GLI dedicated a team of experts to developing GLI-33 as the industry’s first event-wagering technical standard, and that working group spent approximately a year formulating GLI-33. The need for the standard became apparent after GLI received numerous requests from U.S. state regulators, sports betting operators, sovereign tribal nations, lotteries, and industry suppliers around the world to establish a clear and cohesive technical standard for sports/event wagering systems. The desire was to establish a standard to help them regulate and/or implement legal wagering on sports and other events.

Upon the official release of GLI-33, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians was one of several regulatory bodies to immediately adopt the new standard. Prior to the release of GLI-33, which is part of the GLI Standards Series, a draft standard had undergone extensive industry review and comment from gaming and lottery regulators, industry suppliers, industry operators and industry trade associations.

Mississippi followed Delaware and New Jersey as the third state to legalize and launch sports betting after the Supreme Court’s historic ruling overturning the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA); allowing for the expansion of sports-wagering opportunities throughout the country.

Company's New Systems Technology Now Supporting 4,500 Maryland Lottery Retailers

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") congratulates the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (the "MLGCA") on the Maryland Lottery's (the "Lottery") record-breaking year of profits, with $575.6 million in contributions to support good causes in Maryland including education, public health and safety, the environment, veterans' organizations, the state's horse racing industry and more. The Maryland Lottery surpassed $2 billion in annual sales for the first time, with total Fiscal Year 2018 sales topping $2.043 billion, an increase of 5.8 percent over Fiscal Year 2017.

In April, Scientific Games went "live" with the Maryland Lottery's new, advanced gaming system, serving the Lottery and its network of more than 4,500 retailers. As part of an eight-year contract with the MLGCA, the Company is providing a wide and innovative portfolio of draw and monitor games, interactive games, and a host of advanced technologies to drive value and profit for the Lottery. This includes SciTrak™ instant game management system, and its gem | Intelligence® and gem | Retailer™ suite of real-time business and retail intelligence. Used by top world-per-capita performing lotteries, SciTrak integrates system, game and market data to ensure the proper inventory is sent to retailers. The gem | Suite is helping the Maryland Lottery's sales team increase new instant game retail penetration and make merchandising and productivity improvements.

Racetrax™, a virtual horse-racing game which is the second-highest selling monitor game in the world behind Keno, also set an all-time sales record of $192.6 million. A record $1.247 billion in prizes were awarded to Maryland players, up 4.2 percent from Fiscal Year 2017, with a record $153.7 million in commissions paid to Maryland Lottery retailers. The Lottery also topped its previous fiscal-year record for instant (scratch-off) game sales with $750.9 million.

"We value our partnership with Scientific Games," said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica. "With SG's new system in place, we believe our players will not only appreciate the fun and excitement of the games, but also the convenience that the new technology brings. I am confident that, together, we can help drive Lottery profits which will benefit the good causes of the state."

The Maryland Lottery is currently ranked by La Fleur's Almanac as No. 5 worldwide for numbers game sales per capita, and one of the Top 15 lotteries worldwide for total sales per capita. Scientific Games provides the Lottery with systems, instant games, licensed properties, and the popular My Lottery Rewards player loyalty program.

"Congratulations to the MLGCA on their record-breaking year. It's exciting to see our customer achieve record-breaking results while we migrated them to our latest platforms and products. Scientific Games has invested in innovative products, games, technology and analytics to both entertain players and increase the Lottery's profits," said Jim Kennedy, Group Chief Executive, Lottery for Scientific Games. "We take great pride in the growth and successes of our lottery customers and their contributions to important causes in their states."

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

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

LONDON, Sept.10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its PlayShot sports betting platform now powers online and mobile sports betting in New Jersey via FanDuel Group's ("FanDuel") consumer-facing wager website, sportsbook.fanduel.com.

FanDuel is leveraging PlayShot's built-in content management system to deliver a bespoke mobile and desktop user experience. The system integration enables FanDuel to create betting promotions and dynamic content for retail, mobile and online all from a single source.

"Leveraging IGT's PlayShot platform to power FanDuel's online and mobile sports wagering in New Jersey was the natural extension of our technology partnership with IGT," said Niall Connell, General Manager & SVP Sportsbook, FanDuel Group. "We are confident that IGT's proven technology and quick delivery will enable FanDuel to continue offering unparalleled sports betting entertainment to our players with an intuitive and reliable user experience."

"IGT's online and mobile PlayShot platform deployment with FanDuel Group in New Jersey reinforces the omni-channel sports betting expertise of our PlayDigital organization, and continues the Company's momentum in seizing and maximizing U.S. sports betting market opportunities," said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital. "The integration of IGT's PlayShot platform into FanDuel's online and mobile sports betting site creates extraordinary user experiences for sports fans in New Jersey and builds on the momentum that we created with FanDuel at Meadowlands Racetrack."

IGT integrated PlayShot into GAN's player account management system utilized by FanDuel to complete the solution, and deployed a responsive HTML site for desktop and mobile designed by FanDuel. PlayShot's end-to-end sports betting management tools and its modular HTML 5 framework enable operators to develop promotions, bet structures and offers that are unique to each channel, while delivering unique user experiences that meet individual operator requirements.
LAKEWOOD, NJ (September 10, 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has renewed its annual contract with the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) for a wide range of professional services, including on-site inspections of gaming equipment tested within a laboratory setting and professional consultation pertaining to new technology, policy and legislation development, rule writing, field issues, player disputes, and forensic examinations.

Under the renewed agreement, GLI will continue to provide the PRTC with a dedicated team of experts for on-site inspections of gaming devices and systems, as well as associated equipment testing and audits of gaming systems, devices, and kiosks. On-site inspection of gaming equipment ensures that the equipment is configured correctly and can properly communicate and report the required accounting and security information.

“We are extremely pleased and thankful that the PRTC is continuing our successful professional partnership,” said GLI President/CEO James Maida. “We have been providing the PRTC with our testing, certification, educational, and consultancy services since 2001. We highly value our close working relationship with the PRTC and look forward to continuing to help the PRTC ensure the integrity of the gaming industry throughout Puerto Rico.”

Mr. Jaime A. Irizarry Delgado, Gaming Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company said, “The Gaming Division of the PR Tourism Company has contracted GLI’s services for the past 16 years without interruption. As regulators, we have obtained an excellent and professional service that has allowed us to be always ahead with everything related to new technologies, programs and modalities of emerging games. As part of our recent regulatory efforts, we are in the final stages of testing the use of the IRIS Online program in a modality that will allow us to achieve a better measurement of our communications systems and certification of gaming machines in our authorized casinos. Additionally, we are working together with GLI on Legislative projects regarding Online Gaming and Sports Betting, a measure in which we can regulate this activity and achieve growth in the sector. We thank James Maida and all his team for the support and consulting during all these years.”

The agreement includes renewal of the PRTC’s subscription to the IRIS® Online slot management system by Kobetron. IRIS Online empowers the PRTC to track all certified software components on casino floors, providing real-time updates to non-compliant software. Additional features provided to the PRTC include customized workflow, accounting, machine and component tracking, change requests, and claim dispute implementation.

The renewed agreement between GLI and the PRTC also includes a variety of scholastic services, training, and curricula provided through the company’s GLI University® training program.

This latest PRTC contract renewal is another example of GLI’s commitment to the region. Recently, GLI became the first lab to be certified by the Lottery of the City of Buenos Aires (LOTBA).
LAS VEGAS (September 10, 2018) – Aristocrat and Live! Casino & Hotel continue to innovate together. Aristocrat has installed the first version of its TrackIt™ for Tables with Vouchers and RFID at Live! Casino in the newly- opened Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. The implementation is the first in North America.

Live! is a long-time partner of Aristocrat’s Oasis 360™ solution and was one of the first in the nation to launch ONE LINK™ bonusing as part of the Giant Jackpots progressive slot program in 2015, which has continued to evolve and drive excellent results.

Live! Casino & Hotel CIO Beth Perlman said, “We have enjoyed a long partnership with Aristocrat, and we have been excited to be the site of first-in-the-nation installations. Now with TrackIt for Tables, our players can easily and freely move from slot to table and back again, enjoying all aspects of our casino without waiting in line for a cashier.”

Aristocrat Vice President of Oasis Systems Kelly Shaw said, “Ticketing has been a tremendous asset for slot operations. With more convenience, increased accountability, and reduced costs to drive operational efficiency. When it comes to tables, players with slot tickets have been walking past table after table, with their ticket in hand. Now our TrackIt solution gives players the option to use their slot ticket at the table, opening the door for a new way for players to enjoy their favorite casino.”

Live! Casino & Hotel welcomes guests with more than 200 live action table games. Readers of Casino Player Magazine recently voted Live! as first-place winner for best craps, blackjack, and tournaments in the 2017 Best of Gaming awards for Maryland.

TrackIt is part of Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 table management solution and allows players to take vouchers printed at the slot machine and redeem them at the table for chips. It also allows operators to issue vouchers at the end of the table play session that can then be redeemed at any redemption kiosk or the casino cage.

With TrackIt, operators can dramatically reduce cage lines, because players can take their slot ticket directly to the table and can immediately begin a table play session. Further, by implementing this functionality at the table, operators can reduce the need for table fills and credits and can provide their players with cross-over play opportunities between tables and slots.

With TrackIt, dealers and/or supervisors scan vouchers using barcode scanner equipment at the table, improving upon the customer experience and increasing table game utilization.

TrackIt’s RFID chip count sensor detects the value of chips returned before the dealer/supervisor can issue a walked with value. If the chips detected by the RFID chip count sensor do not match the value input for the voucher, the system automatically generates an error message that notifies the user of the incorrect values.

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

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Sept. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") congratulates one of its largest instant game customers in the world, the Florida Lottery (the "Lottery"), on another record breaking year of sales. The Lottery, which is ranked No. 4 in the world for instant game total sales (La Fleur's Almanac) shattered its fiscal year 2017, record with more than $6.7 billion (USD) in total sales. With total instant game sales up 9.6 percent from the previous fiscal year, more than $4.65 billion or 69.4 percent of the Lottery's total fiscal year 2018, sales were driven by sales of instant games, led by the popular 100X the Cash game and the Week for Life family of games.

The Florida Lottery also contributed a record $1.75 billion to the state's Educational Enhancement Trust Fund, and broke its previous fiscal year records with more than $4.8 billion in prizes paid to players and more than $373.7 million in commissions paid to retailers.

Florida Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell expressed gratitude for Florida Governor Scott's leadership, the Lottery's retail partners, loyal players and dedicated Florida Lottery employees.

"Additionally, these remarkable milestones for the Florida Lottery have been achieved through careful planning and an innovative instant game marketing strategy with Scientific Games," said Poppell. "Earlier this year we broke the U.S. record for weekly instant game sales, and we hope the record-breaking continues as it helps fund education in Florida, our number one priority. We are committed to making a difference in the lives of Florida's students and their families."

With a total of $352.3 million in sales, 100X the Cash – the Florida Lottery's first $30 game in 10 years – averaged more than $20 million in sales per week during the 17 weeks it was on sale in fiscal year 2018. The Week for Life family of games ($1-$2-$5-$10-$20), which were in the market most of fiscal year 2018, topped $660 million in sales. Performing well beyond the U.S. lottery industry in fiscal year 2018, the Florida Lottery experienced a 10.1 percent increase in sales of $2 instant games, a 19.5 percent increase in sales of $5 instant games, and a 25.5 percent increase in sales of $10 instant games.

The Florida Lottery participates in Scientific Games' world-leading Cooperative Services Program (CSP) for instant game management which provides game design, programming, manufacturing, inside sales, marketing, warehousing and distribution, and retail services. The Company serves more than 13,000 Florida Lottery retailers from its CSP facility in Orlando.

"Scientific Games is honored to celebrate another record-breaking year with the Florida Lottery. We could not be prouder of the accomplishments our teams have achieved together with instant games," said John Schulz, Senior Vice President, Instant Products for Scientific Games. "We will continue our collaboration with the Lottery to bring entertaining instant games to Floridians, along with our technology and services that help generate more contributions to help fund education in the state."

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

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

World’s Leading Provider of Transparent and Independent Ratings Upgrades AGS on Improved Leverage

LAS VEGAS, September 5, 2018 – PlayAGS, Inc. (NYSE: AGS) (“AGS” or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table games, and interactive products and services for the gaming industry, today announced that S&P Global Ratings (“S&P”) has upgraded the Company’s corporate and credit facility rating from a B to a B+.

S&P upgraded AGS based on improvements in EBITDA, cash flow, and adjusted leverage, driven by performance of its newest slot cabinets and the Company’s relatively high EBITDA margins compared to its peers.

AGS Chief Financial Officer Kimo Akiona said, “This ratings upgrade by S&P reflects the significant progress that we have made over the past few years in top-line growth, cash flow generation, and deleveraging. It’s exciting news for AGS following our momentous second quarter results, in which we announced records in revenue, adjusted EBITDA, recurring revenue, sales revenue, average selling prices, and domestic revenue per day, as well as notable progress in our yield optimization strategy.”

Akiona added, “We will continue to focus on financial discipline, which will fuel opportunities to further invest in growthand maintain a strong financial position to support near-term opportunities and longer-term strategic investments in our business.”

LONDON, U.K.  – Sept. 6, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots continued its millionaire-making legacy by awarding two giant jackpots in August.

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

·         On August 6, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,245,278 at a major resort and casino in Biloxi, Miss.

·         On August 26, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,381,115 at a Las Vegas Strip property in Las Vegas, Nev.

The player-favorite game has awarded 24 jackpots of over $1 million in 2018.

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LONDON – IGT today announced that guests on three Royal Caribbean International cruise ships -- Harmony of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, and Oasis of the Seas -- can now enjoy the Wheel of Fortune® Gold Spin™ Triple Gold® Slots on the mega-sized MEGATOWER™ gaming machine. These installations make Royal Caribbean the first cruise line to feature the top-performing, 11-foot tall games in a cruise ship casino.

“We are thrilled to extend the success of IGT’s highly touted Wheel of Fortune MEGATOWER game to the cruise industry with our customers at Royal Caribbean International,” said Nick Khin, IGT’s Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “The sheer size of the MEGATOWER cabinet, combined with the familiarity and jackpot-paying history of the iconic Wheel of Fortune theme, will bring a new level of excitement to players on these ships.”

Since its release in September 2017, this giant gaming machine has awarded more than eight jackpots of more than $100,000 across the United States, totaling more than $7 million.

GLI’s Latin America Team Brings 20 Years of Supplier, Regulator, and Operator Experience to Booth #301

LAS VEGAS (September 4, 2018) – As the global gaming industry turns its attention to SAGSE, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) will showcase solutions that help land-based, online, and lottery suppliers worldwide enter Latin American markets faster. GLI will be in booth #301.

“Technology is evolving rapidly, and that makes the gaming industry incredibly exciting. We are very much looking forward to this year’s SAGSE, discussing new technologies with attendees and helping the LatAm gaming industry to grow,” said Karen Sierra-Hughes, GLI’s Director of Latin American and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development. “Globally, suppliers know GLI is the only lab that can take them anywhere in the world, and our quality means they get to market faster. We offer suppliers more markets for less, and our locally based experts provide our clients with deeper insights.”

GLI’s detailed and proven supplier testing and certification services reduce costs and speed time to market. Additionally, the company’s services for regulators, such as field inspections, security audits, and responsible gaming services help regulators maintain the highest levels of compliance and public trust.

Whether attendees are suppliers, operators, or regulators, GLI will be able to help with global insights delivered from a local perspective. The company has been working in Latin America for nearly 20 years and is celebrating the 10th anniversary at its GLI South America lab.

Among its recent successes in Latin America, GLI became the first independent test laboratory to be accredited by Lottery of the City of Buenos Aires (LOTBA), and the company welcomed 80 representatives from 33 government entities and 19 countries to its Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable.

The company will also be helping regulators, suppliers, and operators face the growing challenges of cybersecurity. Sierra-Hughes said, “Every company must do everything they can to increase their cybersecurity through careful planning. The reality is, staying ahead of an attack is a much better strategy than recovering from one. We will discuss many different cybersecurity services at SAGSE, and we strongly encourage all attendees to discuss this crucial business matter with us.”
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that James Sottile will join the company as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Legal Officer for the Company, effective September 4th. Sottile will oversee Scientific Games' global legal organization and report to Scientific Games President and CEO Barry Cottle.

Barry Cottle said, "Jim brings more than 30 years of experience working across multiple industries. He is an accomplished legal strategist and litigator, as well as an experienced leader. I look forward to working with him, as he guides our world-class legal organization to support our strategic objectives and positively impact our business results. He is a terrific addition to our executive team. David Smail will be staying on in an advisory role through the end of the year."

Sottile joins Scientific Games from Jones Day, where he was a partner in its New York office. He has extensive experience successfully litigating complex commercial matters, negotiating positive solutions with regulators and developing legal strategies to solve critical business issues. Sottile has been named a notable practitioner by Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2005 and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2011.

"I am excited by the opportunity to lead Scientific Games' global legal organization and work with Barry and his leadership team to ensure the Company continues its global leadership in Gaming and Lottery and is successful in its efforts to drive innovation and benefit all key stakeholders. My passion is leading winning teams, and I am thrilled to lead and advance the success of Scientific Games' great legal team," said James Sottile.
  • Two-digit rise in sales revenues (+12.6 percent) to EUR 1,365.3 million
  • EBITDA climbs to EUR 318.0 million
  • Number of employees increases to 26,230
  • Acquisitions, above all in the core markets of Germany, Spain, Italy and Eastern
  • Europe, are having a positive impact
  • Consolidation strategy is effective
  • Acquisition of Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd.

Gumpoldskirchen, August 30, 2018 (OTS) – NOVOMATIC, Europe’s leading gaming technology group, recorded around 700 new employees in the first half of the 2018 financial year, with revenue increasing by 12.6 percent to a new record despite regulatory challenges.

NOVOMATIC AG’s sales increased to EUR 1,365.3 million in the first six months, compared to EUR 1,212.0 million in the first half of 2017. The sales revenue from gaming machines increased by 96.2 percent compared to the previous year. This development is mainly attributable to the acquisition of Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd. and ongoing smaller acquisitions in the operating business, as well as performance improvements in NOVOMATIC’s core markets.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to EUR 318.0 million in the first half of 2018 and were thus significantly higher than the previous year’s value by EUR 33.1 million or 11.6 percent. It is noteworthy that the operating result (EBIT), despite investment-intensive regulatory challenges in Germany and Italy, also increased to EUR 148.4 million (+ 23.0 percent).

The number of employees also climbed to a historic high of 26,230 employees (headcount at the reporting date). This corresponds to an increase of 694 employees, with the increase being mainly due to the expansion.

“This pleasing result confirms our strategy of consolidating our market leadership in existing
markets and of opening up new markets and technologies through acquisitions,” emphasizes NOVOMATIC CEO, Harald Neumann.

During the first half of 2018, in addition to the major acquisition of Ainsworth, there were only a few acquisitions of smaller companies in the core markets of Germany, Italy, Spain and Eastern Europe, primarily in the areas of slot arcade operations, bar installation and sports betting. With these acquisitions, the Group is enhancing its market position in some of Europe’s core
markets.

At present, however, the focus is on consolidating the rapid growth of recent years, driven in particular by acquisitions of companies. At the same time, synergies were also started with the increase. “The focus is on optimizing internal processes and structures across borders,” emphasizes Neumann.

LONDON, U.K. – Aug. 29, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) today announced that the Company will present new-to-the-region hardware and award-winning technology from its gaming solutions portfolio at SAGSE Buenos Aires, September 11-13 at the Costa Salguero Convention Center. The Company’s SPHINX 4D™ game featuring industry-first technology and the stunning CrystalDual® 27 gaming machine will make their Argentina market debut in IGT’s stand 206.

“SAGSE presents an excellent opportunity for IGT to highlight our commitment to our customers in Latin America and to showcase how IGT solutions can differentiate our customers’ gaming venues and support their continued growth,” said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. “The market introduction of SPHINX 4D with TRUE 4D technology and the versatile CrystalDual® 27 gaming machine reinforce our dedication to delivering our most compelling innovations to the region.”

Product highlights within IGT’s SAGSE stand will include:

· CrystalDual® 27 Cabinet and Content: SAGSE marks the premiere of IGT’s CrystalDual® 27 gaming machine in the Argentina market. The striking cabinet represents the evolution of the Crystal hardware series and features dual, high-definition, 27-inch displays, the option for bank-wide synchronized lighting, a mobile device charging port, and more. The eye-catching cabinet will showcase titles such as the SCARAB™ and Temple of Fire™ games.

· TRUE 4D™ and TRUE 3D™ Technology: For the first time in Latin America, the Company will present its TRUE 4D technology on the award-winning SPHINX 4D game. Housed on the CrystalCurve™ TRUE 4D™ cabinet, the SPHINX 4D game leverages TRUE 3D technology, gesture recognition and mid-air haptic technologies to deliver a multi-sensory gaming experience. IGT will also showcase the player-favorite Zuma™ 3D game within its stand. Housed on the AXXIS® 3D gaming machine, Zuma 3D features glasses-free TRUE 3D technology and seven progressive bonuses.

· CrystalCurve™ Cabinet and Content: IGT will showcase the gorgeous CrystalCurve cabinet, which features an ultra-HD, 4K, 43-inch curved display. Premium titles on the hardware include Fortune Gong™ Dragon, Phoenix, and Tiger, along with the Fort Knox® game with the Twin Win™, Majestic Gorilla®, and Cleo® base games. The Company will also highlight games from its core video portfolio with titles such as the Golden Egypt Grand, Cleopatra® Gold, and All In games on the CrystalCurve gaming machine.

· Multi-Game Solutions: The Company will display its multi-game solutions, USwitch™ and diversity HD game suites on the AXXIS™ 23/23 cabinet and the CrystalDual 27 gaming machines. The USwitch game groups similar games together, making it easy for players to find games that suit their individual preferences. Diversity HD game bundles 6 and 7 will also be on display within IGT’s stand. Diversity HD game bundles are comprised of 12 engaging IGT titles such as the Solar Disc™, Ascent of the King™, and Ocean Magic™ games. IGT will also showcase the Money Strike™ progressive solution on the AXXIS 23/23 cabinet. The Money Strike game is a bolt-on progressive that enhances a variety of games, including IGT's diversity HD content bundles.

· Systems and Mobile Solutions: IGT will present a range of systems solutions within its SAGSE stand including its IGT Advantage® casino management system and IGT’s content management system, M5. The M5 solution is built with HTML-5 which enables operators to build content once and deploy it across multiple channels. M5 offers players many conveniences such as the ability to order a drink or make a restaurant reservation without having to leave their favorite slot. The Company will also spotlight its mobile offerings including PlaySpot™ and the Cardless Connect™ system solutions. With Cardless Connect technology, players can initiate their player loyalty sessions by simply tapping their mobile phone onto the gaming machine. PlaySpot technology enables visitors to land-based casinos to use their mobile device to play slots and table games for real money, all from a single, easy-to-use mobile app.

Other product highlights within IGT’s stand includes:

· Premium content on the S3000® gaming machine with titles such as the Red Hot Enchiladas!™, Red Hot Chimichangas!™, and Triple Double Diamond® games.
· The Hyper Hits™ Multi-Level Progressive on the CrystalSlant 27 gaming machine with titles such as the Heavenly Treasures™ and Greek Glory™ games.

Learn How GLI® Can Open Your Business to the World at G2E 2018.

Booth #4430 • October 8 – 11, 2018
Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas


The world is open for business. Your business. And Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is the one independent testing and certification lab that can provide you access into every existing and emerging gaming jurisdiction in the world. Visit booth #4430 during G2E 2018 and learn how GLI can open your products to more markets.

Meet with our team of knowledgeable “export experts” at the show. Discover how GLI’s unsurpassed portfolio of globally tested, proven, and trusted products and services, along with innovative “regulation ready” tools such as GLI Link® and Point.Click.Transfer.®, can take your products everywhere in the world quickly, accurately, reliably, and cost-effectively.

We look forward to welcoming you to GLI at G2E 2018 and showing you how we can open a world of possibilities that you never imagined. No matter where you are on the globe, we’re with you for the entire journey. Please watch your inbox for future emails detailing the many more exciting things we have in store for you at this year’s show.

Supplying all sectors of the Romanian gaming industry and with operations throughout the country, NOVOMATIC continues to dominate the market. Led by NOVOMATIC Romania, a new selection of cabinets, games, system tools, sports betting and online gaming solutions will be presented on Stand #202 at the annual Entertainment Arena Expo in Bucharest.

Centre stage and new for Romania are the PANTHERA™ cabinets. The PANTHERA™ 2.27 features a sophisticated design with two 27” monitors, LED illumination and delivers powerful gaming performance. At EAE, the cabinet will present game mixes such as NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X that features 10 prominent NOVOMATIC titles including Book of Ra™ Temple of Gold™, Lucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe, Viking & Dragon™ and Rio Carnival™ as well as a modern, interactive menu display.

The elegant, curved screen cabinets – PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 and V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 – will be highlighted. Featuring 4K displays, the cabinets provide a fully immersive design and offer a wide range of titles with pin-sharp graphics. Both cabinets will present a variety of game mixes and themes such as the new Fortunes series title Voodoo Fortunes™, Amazon’s Diamonds™, Upward™ and fruit games like Blue Moon™, Fruit Cubes™, Fruit Pots™ and Sizzling Hot™ pro 10.

On show will also be a strong line-up of proven performers – an expansive selection of products with wide recognition in the country and firmly established as favourites of both Romanian players and operators. Leading cabinets like the GAMINATOR® Scorpion 2.24, V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32, IMPERATOR 3.24, NOVOSTAR® SL 3.27 and NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 return to EAE and feature a range of new and proven games with titles like Hold Your Horses™, Book of Maya™ and Globe Roulette™ pro.

Dedicated areas around the stand feature an Ainsworth presentation that highlights the Mega Choice Classics game mix on the A600 cabinets, with titles like Wish Maker, Coral Dreams and Exotic Orient. Plus, the best-selling Multi Win 1, 2 and 3 mixes for the A640 cabinets make their European debut at EAE 2018. In addition, sports betting and online solutions, which have grown their footprint in Romania over the past year, will be on show, as well as the Octavian myACP casino management system, to round off this year’s presentation.

Valentin Adrian Georgescu, CEO NOVOMATIC Romania, said: “Every year, our team works to improve our product offering as well as the services we provide to support the growth of our clients. The NOVOMATIC Romania team is pleased to welcome you to the 12th edition of Entertainment Arena Expo on Stand #202 with the most advantageous offers. There will also be a host of surprises, like the traditional NOVOMATIC Tournament, specially designed to reward the loyalty of our clients.”
LAS VEGAS, August 29, 2018 – PlayAGS, Inc. (NYSE: AGS) (“AGS” or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products, and interactive solutions for the global gaming industry, today announced the appointment of Laura Olson-Reyes as Vice President of Marketing and Communications.

Olson-Reyes brings more than 20 years’ experience to the role at AGS, where she will oversee various marketing initiatives, external and internal communications, and community relations.

AGS Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Investor Relations Julia Boguslawski said, “We’re very excited to welcome Laura to the AGS family. Her vast experience across many facets of gaming on both the operator and supplier side, her proven ability to build brand awareness, her creativity and well-honed communications expertise, and her passion for this industry are a powerful combination as AGS drives greater momentum in the marketplace. The team looks forward to working with Laura on new initiatives to elevate the AGS brand and bring new perspectives to promote our one-of-a-kind products, people, and corporate culture.”

Over the course of her long career, Olson-Reyes has held numerous corporate roles and served as an independent consultant. Most recently, she served three years as the Executive Director, Community and Corporate Relations for Scientific Games, where she had responsibilities for external and internal communications, executive visibility and thought leadership, and corporate social responsibility. Before that, she served more than seven years as the Senior Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications at Bally Technologies, where she led a team that won 30 awards for marketing and communications excellence, overseeing product marketing, corporate communications, and community relations.

Olson-Reyes’ gaming and technology industry experience also includes marketing roles with gaming operators Caesars Entertainment and Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Print Journalism from the University of Montana.

Company Strikes Monumental Deal with Leading Sports Betting and Gaming Group, Giving GVC Access to 600+ Games

LAS VEGAS, August 28, 2018 – PlayAGS, Inc. (NYSE: AGS) (“AGS” or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table games, and interactive products and services for the global gaming industry, today announced an agreement to provide third-party slot content aggregation for real-money wagering to GVC Holdings PLC (“GVC”), one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups.


Under this agreement, AGS’s iGaming Platform, acquired through the June 2018 purchase of Gameiom Technologies Limited, will provide GVC with a seamless aggregation solution and access to AGS’s full library of aggregation partners and more than 600 games from well-respected game developers including 1x2 Gaming, AGS, Ainsworth Game Technology, Gaming Realms, and Reflex Gaming, among others.

AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, “Partnerships like this one with GVC, which owns such powerful brands as Ladbrokes, Coral, bwin, partypoker, Sportingbet, PartyCasino, and Foxy Bingo, are exactly why we acquired Gameiom. Through our powerful iGaming Platform, we will provide GVC with robust and secure delivery of AGS and third-party slot content for an incredible online and mobile player experience that truly gives GVC an edge in the competitive real-money gaming space.”

GVC Head of Content and Commercial Management Andy Whitworth said, “As a real-money gaming aggregator, AGS, with the recent acquisition of Gameiom, already has an impressive portfolio of content and is committed to bringing on more high-quality suppliers to ensure we give our customers an exciting player experience and diverse library of games and play features. That, coupled with AGS’s robust, scalable, and easily integrated iGaming Platform, gave us the confidence to enter into such an important agreement that we expect to grow with time.”

Technology Innovation Tied to Lottery's Overall Plan to Increase Returns to State of Kansas Programs

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced the successful launch of the Kansas Lottery's (the "Lottery") new gaming system. This partnership positions the Kansas Lottery for continued success in the next decade and is tied to the Lottery's strategic plan to responsibly increase revenue for the State of Kansas and its beneficiaries. With plans for the complex technology project beginning more than two years ago, the Lottery's new gaming system launched on July 29, 2018.

"We are excited to confirm that our new gaming system from our new technology partner is officially 'live' across our network of 1,700 retailers," said Terry Presta, Executive Director of the Kansas Lottery. "Our partnership with Scientific Games supports the Lottery's mission to responsibly grow revenue for the State of Kansas with new and enhanced products and services. Our players will delight with new game experiences, and our retailers will benefit from a variety of operational efficiencies from the technology innovation."

Players can look forward to new retail point-of-sale terminals and other in-store equipment that offer convenience and speed-of-service. Kansas players can enjoy an exciting portfolio of draw games, plus an exciting new electronic virtual race game called Racetrax that offers the thrill of horseracing and the payout and prizes of a Keno game. All Kansas Lottery retailers offer Racetrax, including more than 300 locations where players can watch the races on TV monitors.

"We are thrilled to welcome the Kansas Lottery to the Scientific Games' systems family. The new enterprise gaming system and related services from Scientific Games will help the Lottery achieve the strategic goals it set to maximize returns to State of Kansas programs," said Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President of Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games. "We are honored to be the provider of choice to help the Lottery grow over the next decade and serve its players and retailers by continuously integrating the industry's most innovative game content, products, and technology."

The new technology, powered by Scientific Games' Momentum™ lottery enterprise suite, features the WAVE™ family of lottery retail terminals; AEGIS®, the Company's open-architecture gaming system proven in many of the most progressive lotteries worldwide; SciTrak Ultra™ instant games inventory management system; and OrderCast™, the most accurate predictive ordering engine available in the lottery industry. Additionally, Scientific Games has supplied automated workflow to ensure the Kansas Lottery's back office system integration, and flexibility with automated licensing and paperless claims. Scientific Games has also deployed Infuse™, a suite of products, services and expertise that help lotteries plan, predict, inform and innovate through the use of actionable business intelligence.

In September 2017, Scientific Games was awarded a new 10-year contract for lottery gaming systems and related services by the Kansas Lottery, which may be renewed by the Lottery for up to five years. Scientific Games' contract for full facility management services is structured to maximize the Kansas Lottery's profits, driven by the Company's advanced lottery system platform, innovative products, and marketing services. The Lottery's current systems technology has been provided by another major lottery supplier since its inception 30 years ago.

Scientific Games currently supplies the Kansas Lottery with instant games, as well as sales force management technology. The Company provides games, technology, and services to more than 150 lotteries globally, and is currently the fastest-growing lottery systems supplier in the U.S.

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About Scientific Games

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

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") has launched its entirely redesigned Jackpot Party social casino app, completely refreshing the free-to-play game's look and feel. Available on Facebook, Amazon Kindle, the App Store, and Google Play, the redesigned Jackpot Party features the same popular real-world slots players love in a new, sleek interface with enhanced graphics that are truly the life of the party.

Jackpot Party showcases over 200 authentic Vegas-style slots on an entirely reimagined platform. It's the same game players love with amped up features and design. In-game celebrations have been amplified to recreate the buzz and excitement of big win events. Adding to the vibrant celebration, new Party Prizes reward players on big win events with thrilling mystery gifts. Featured prominently in the lobby, anticipatory animations showcase the excitement of watching the timer count down to open the prize. Multi-progressive jackpots have been redesigned from the ground up, adding lower tier prizes and larger "grand prizes," opening more ways to win jackpots to all types of players.

The new game also boasts bigger, clearer game icons, smoother animations, and an upgraded user interface design to improve upon usability and playability. As a comprehensive visual and auditory overhaul, the new and improved Jackpot Party is built to captivate its global audience and bring the excitement of the casino floor into the hands of players everywhere.

Aaron Schurman, Managing Director of SG Social, said, "With this new update, Jackpot Party truly lives up to its name! This redesign is a celebration of our top-performing social apps and the slot themes that make them great. Drawing on our long history of innovative game development, Jackpot Party has a look and feel that lives up to the reputation it has earned as a top-notch gaming experience. We can't wait for players to try it out!"

Jackpot Party is home to over 200 Vegas slots, featuring popular games from Scientific Games' Bally® and WMS® studios like Zeus® II, Invaders from the Planet Moolah®, Gorilla Chief® 2, Lock It Link®, Bier Haus® 200, and Buffalo Spirit®. As one of the highest grossing apps in the App Store and Google Play with nearly one million daily active players, Jackpot Party combines innovative gaming technology and jaw-dropping game design. With daily bonuses, free coins, and new games added every month, Jackpot Party Casino delivers authentic casino slots and Vegas thrills right to players on Facebook and mobile devices.

Download Jackpot Party on the App Store or Google Play, or play on Facebook today!

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About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is the global leader in technology-based gaming systems, table games, table products and instant games and a leader in products, services and content for gaming, lottery and interactive gaming markets. Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, creative content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. Today, we offer customers a fully integrated portfolio of technology platforms, robust systems, engaging content and unrivalled professional services. For more information, please visit www.scientificgames.com.
LONDON, Aug. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IGT, a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Game Technology PLC ("IGT PLC") (NYSE:IGT), and commercial partner William Hill U.S. announced today that they have been chosen by the Rhode Island Lottery to be the end-to-end sports betting service provider at the state's licensed video lottery and table game establishments, Twin River Casino and Tiverton Casino. Sports betting operations are expected to go live at both locations by mid-November. The initial term of the contract is for a period of five years from the date that the first sports wager is placed at either venue, and may be extended by mutual consent for two successive five-year terms.

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...

"It's an exciting time for the Rhode Island Lottery," said Gerald Aubin, Rhode Island Lottery Director. "With the introduction of legalized sports betting, we will leverage world-class resources and technology from IGT and William Hill to provide the best-possible sports betting experience for the patrons who visit our casinos."

"We are pleased that Rhode Island is the first lottery to set up sports betting operations post-PASPA," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, North America. "IGT is a leading and proven supplier of sports betting technology in the U.S. The combination with William Hill, a leading sports betting operator in the U.S., uniquely positions us to provide the Rhode Island Lottery with a comprehensive, market-ready solution to maximize sports betting revenues and returns to good causes for the state of Rhode Island."

"IGT is a world-class gaming technology company and we could not be more happy to partner with them to provide a world-class sports betting solution for the state of Rhode Island," said Joe Asher, CEO, William Hill U.S.

Under the contract, a complete end-to-end sports betting service will be provided to the Rhode Island Lottery, utilizing IGT's sports betting platform with William Hill providing best-in-class sports betting operation and risk management.
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") has launched sports betting with Caesars Entertainment, powered by its world-class OpenBet™ product suite. Caesars' Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino processed its inaugural bet on August 14, ushering in a new era of sports betting for the state of Mississippi. Harrah's Gulf Coast Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi also started offering sports betting on August 20, marking another landmark launch for Caesars.

Chris Armes, Chief Technology Officer for SG Digital, said, "Scientific Games remains committed to providing next level experiences to sports betting players through our best-in-class OpenBet sportsbook platform. The launch of sports betting in Mississippi is not only a great step forward in our partnership with Caesars, but also a testament to our commitment to speed to market delivery, as we pivot our business to stay agile and adaptable. The deployment of Caesars sportsbooks has been one of the fastest ever deployments of our platform. Our cross-functional teams across the globe worked tirelessly from commercial sign-off through to go-live."

Keith O'Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook for SG Digital, said, "We're thrilled to see such a successful launch in Mississippi. This is our fourth property launched in three weeks, and these initial installations are paving the way for amazing revenue growth for our partners and allowing us to showcase our speed to market capabilities. The teams at both SG Digital and Caesars did a fantastic job delivering a world class solution to players in Mississippi."

Scientific Games' deal with Caesars also includes solutions for its property in Atlantic City, New Jersey, which went live on July 30, 2018.

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LONDON, 23 August 2018 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company’s UK Division, SG Gaming, has signed a new five-year contract with Aspers Casino to supply its gaming product across all Aspers’ UK venues.

SG Gaming has installed additional Riviera terminals across all four Aspers casinos. Riviera offers an advanced gaming experience with its performance-enhancing features and full suite of leading B1 gaming content from SG Gaming’s in-house content team.

Furthermore the Aspers venues in Stratford and Milton Keynes will benefit from SG Gaming’s exciting new Mystery Progressive offering, Jackpot Party®. Jackpot Party operates across a 3-screen video topbox, featuring colourful LED lighting and bespoke graphics that display the three progressive pots, with a jackpot of up to £20,000 across linked terminals in venue.

The deal extends the partnership between SG Gaming and Aspers, following the success of its Infinity terminals, operating across the whole estate, and the debut of the Riviera terminal at Aspers’ flagship casino in Stratford.

Looking ahead, 2019 will see the introduction of the advanced and innovative Equinox™ 2.7 across venues. This dynamic and modular HD gaming terminal offers seamless gameplay and an immersive gaming experience.

Mark Beattie, Group Head of Electronic Gaming at Aspers Casino says: “We’re delighted to further our relationship with SG Gaming, with our customers already having enjoyed its extensive content offering and state-of-the-art terminals. We strive to provide players with exciting new games and this partnership gives them access to a wider choice of popular titles, including Rainbow Riches® and Black Knight™, in a B1 gaming experience. We look forward to what’s to come in the next five years, as we continue to see SG Gaming’s ongoing dedication and investment in the UK Casino sector”.

Simon Johnson, Group Commercial Director of SG Gaming says: “Following the success of the Riviera roll-out, we are thrilled to be able to further our relationship and continue to grow our footprint in the UK Casino sector by providing Aspers venues with our latest exciting Casino offering, including our Mystery Progressive and latest Equinox range. We are committed to innovation and supplying the Casino sector and its players with a flexible product and content offering that adds value to our customer’s retail gaming offer and provides the players with an entertaining and engaging gaming experience. It is wonderful to see Aspers and its customers benefitting from this and we are excited to be extending our partnership even further”.
LAS VEGAS (August 23, 2018) —Aristocrat Technologies (“Aristocrat”) and PlayAGS, Inc. (“AGS” or the “Company”) today announced that they have mutually agreed to resolve all claims associated with the lawsuit Aristocrat filed in March 2018 in regards to the Buffalo™ game series. In connection with the settlement, AGS has agreed to assign certain trademarks and trade dress rights to Aristocrat. All remaining terms of the settlement are confidential.

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

AGS Executive Vice President Matt Reback said, “We are pleased to have worked cooperatively with the Aristocrat team to quickly resolve the situation in a fair and equitable manner.”
LAS VEGAS (August 23, 2018) —Aristocrat Technologies (“Aristocrat”) and PlayAGS, Inc. (“AGS” or the “Company”) today announced that they have mutually agreed to resolve all claims associated with the lawsuit Aristocrat filed in March 2018 in regards to the Buffalo™ game series. In connection with the settlement, AGS has agreed to assign certain trademarks and trade dress rights to Aristocrat. All remaining terms of the settlement are confidential.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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

Proven AGS Sales Leader Assumes New Responsibilities, Territories

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

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

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

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

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

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