LAS VEGAS, Sept. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aristocrat unveiled the reinvention of bar top play today with its revolutionary Winner's World Multi-Game™ bar top cabinet, now installing at locations nationwide.

Aristocrat’s new Winner’s World Multi-Game™ bar top cabinet is a revolutionary reinvention of bar top play. The cabinet is now installing at locations nationwide.View photos
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This innovative product offers a completely different bar top play experience chock-full of entertainment-style and Buffalo keno games, poker games and player-favorite slot games including Buffalo, Buffalo Gold™, and Wild Lepre'coins™.

"While innovation abounds in every area of the casino, bar top play has been largely stagnant," said Hector Fernandez, president of Aristocrat Americas. "Winner's World Multi-Game™ offers a fresh take for our customers, and we're excited to bring player-favorite Aristocrat games to these venues for the first time."

Winner's World creates a streamlined bar top experience for players, operations and bar staff alike. The cabinet features the industry's largest floating 23.5" LCD tilted monitor complete with an easy-access USB phone charger. Additionally, the monitor boasts a flip top for fast and easy service while simultaneously eliminating counter space intrusion and downtime. Finally, the cabinet is equipped with Aristocrat's "smart-drink" tracking light, making it easier than ever to reward players.

"Winner's World Multi-Game has been an instant fan favorite across Boyd Gaming destinations nationwide," said Mike Laubach, vice president of slot operations. "We look forward to bringing this new and improved bar top play to our players throughout our portfolio."

For more information about Winners World Multi-Game, please click here. Additionally, to find where to play Winner's World Multi-Game, please click here.
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Sept. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announces that it has been chosen by the winning joint venture for the Turkish National Lottery to exclusively supply lottery instant games, its latest generation WAVE™ retail technology and supporting systems for 10 years in the nation of more than 80 million. Additionally, Scientific Games and its Turkish partner, ?ans Dijital, were recently selected to exclusively deliver and operate sports betting and managed trading in Turkey, among the world's largest state-sponsored sports betting markets.

Scientific Games Selected To Exclusively Supply World-Leading Lottery Instant Games And Latest Generation WAVE™ Retailer Terminals For Turkish National Lottery
For the Turkey National Lottery, Scientific Games will provide up to 15,000 of the Company's latest generation WAVE retailer terminals, a secure instant ticket validation system and its world-leading instant games. The National Lottery launch in Turkey is planned for 2020.

The 10-year Turkey National Lottery concession was awarded to the joint venture in a competitive tender with three other qualified bidders. The joint venture is comprised of ?ans Dijital, an affiliate of Demirören Holding, one of Turkey's largest companies with significant business interests in energy, real estate and media, and SISAL S.p.A ("SISAL"), one of Italy's largest and most prominent gaming operators holding significant market-share in lottery, sports betting, AWP machines, VLTs and digital gaming. SISAL is also recognized as the country's leading provider of payment solutions.

Marco Caccavale, Managing Director of the Lottery business unit of SISAL, said, "We have a trusted, 25-year relationship with Scientific Games and selected their products to support as the best possible option for our strategic and high-profile project in Turkey."

Sinan Oktay, Board Member of ?ans Dijital, said, "The success of gaming entertainment in any market is led by exciting game content, innovative products and technology. We selected Scientific Games to support our National Lottery operation because we are convinced they are the only company capable of helping us achieve our significant growth objectives in the market, which rely in large part on developing retail engagement and a very substantial instant ticket business."

Scientific Games supplies games, technology and solutions to lotteries in more than 50 countries and is renowned globally for its security and compliance standards.

Pat McHugh, Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive, Lottery for Scientific Games, said, "On behalf of all of our teams at Scientific Games, from game creation to innovative and secure products, we are honored by the trust placed in us to meet their growth objectives as the exclusive supplier of retail terminals, a portfolio of instant games and supporting systems for the Turkey National Lottery."

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LONDON, Sept. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its IGT PlaySports platform is powering sports betting at Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort's recently opened sports wagering destination, Sportsbook 360, in Monticello, N.Y.

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...

Patrons of the New York sportsbook can now place pre-match and in-play wagers over the counter or via the venue's 14 self-service betting kiosks through IGT PlaySports technology. IGT's sports betting platform and peripherals are now deployed in eight U.S. states: New York, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Nevada and Mississippi.

"Adding Resorts World Catskills to the growing list of operators leveraging the IGT PlaySports platform reinforces the quality, versatility and market readiness of our omni-channel solution," saidEnrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "The continued expansion of IGT PlaySports' footprint validates that we are serious about sports betting, and our '50-state solution' can service a diverse range of IGT customers spanning commercial and tribal casinos, lotteries and racetracks."

To learn why winners choose IGT PlaySports technology visit IGT.com.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (September 3, 2019 – José Carlos Figueroa, the former Deputy Gaming Director for the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), has joined Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) as Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development Representative.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome José Carlos Figueroa to GLI,” said Karen Sierra-Hughes, GLI’s Director of Latin America and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development. “José Carlos’s years of experience as a regulator for the PRTC will be an invaluable resource for our esteemed clients and customers in the Caribbean and throughout Latin America.”

In his new role, Figueroa will maintain relationships with GLI’s regulatory and gaming supplier clients and will grow GLI´s business in the region. This represents an important addition to the group of highly skilled professionals that supports the Latin American and Caribbean region at GLI. His areas of expertise include gaming policy and regulatory development, gaming technology compliance and audit processes, and licensing as well as international government relations.

As the PRTC’s Deputy Gaming Director, Figueroa evaluated, supervised, and coordinated the activities of the Gaming Division Fiscalization Area.

Figueroa also served as licensing supervisor and gaming officer overseeing the operations of the PRTC’s Enterprise and Employee License Unit. Figueroa also analyzed implementation of casino internal controls and standard operating procedures. He also was a project manager for the development of gaming regulations and business intelligence applications of the Gaming Division. Additionally, he was the liaison between the Gaming Division and U.S. and international gaming jurisdictions.

Figueroa majored in Accounting at the University of Puerto Rico, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He also holds certifications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in financial background investigation techniques, slot analysis, and sports betting. Additionally, he is certified by FEMA in Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT).
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – September 3, 2019 – Aruze Gaming America, Inc and Aruze Gaming Macau Ltd. (“Aruze”) launches big payouts on their popular Fu Lai Cai Lai™ linked progressive at City of Dreams Manila in Manila, Philippines.

City of Dreams Manila has teamed up with Aruze to launch Aruze’s largest Grand Jackpot start-up, PHP 50 million (USD $984 thousand) on the exciting Fu Lai Cai Lai series.

“We are honored to have such a great long-standing relationship with City of Dreams Manila. Starting a jackpot at a staggering PHP 50 million shows a tremendous amount of confidence in our new Muso Triple-27 cabinet and Fu Lai Cai Lai series”, said Ms. Selena Che, Sales Manager of Aruze Gaming Macau Ltd. “Our Philippines Research and Development team continues to listen to the Asia Pacific region and designs games that resonate with players in our markets. It’s great to see a homegrown game like Fu Lai Cai Lai be accepted.”

“Working with Aruze and getting the most out of their latest games and technology allows us to enhance and elevate our customers’ overall experience. The new jackpot, a first in Fu Lai Cai Lai, will surely bring more fun and thrills,” said Mr. Kevin Benning, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of City of Dreams Manila.

For additional information about Aruze’s Fu Lai Cai Lai series or other products, please contact Aruze Gaming Macau Ltd. at info@agamacau.com.mo.

The following is an open letter by Frank Fantini, CEO of Fantini Research and Publisher of Fantini's Gaming Report:   

       

            The report by Union Gaming Analytics might have thrown cold water on plans for a Chicago casino as outlined in recently enacted gaming legislation, but in doing so, the report has opened a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you.

            My proposal is for Illinois and Chicago to take the exact opposite approach. Instead of proposing what would amount to a slot barn with little to no likelihood of success, dream big. Go for a world-class integrated resort reflecting Chicago’s status as a world-class city.

            With a reasonable tax rate and assurance of a city monopoly, renown companies like Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts would eagerly compete to build an integrated resort that would be an international tourist attraction.

            Say to them: “Come on. Give us your best shot and whoever proposes a resort  that will be internationally iconic will get the license.”

            That is what Singapore did, and Las Vegas Sands invested $8 billion in building a property that features three high-rise luxury hotel towers supporting a SkyPark that spans all three.

            Marina Bay Sands in Singapore generated more than $3 billion in revenue last year. Think of what half of that would mean for Illinois. And Las Vegas Sands is currently planning a $3 billion expansion.

            In Macau, six casino companies have, and are, investing billions upon billions of dollars, and they’re doing it at approximately a 40 percent gaming tax.

The draw historically has been Asian high rollers who spend huge sums of money gambling. But the trend in Macau today is to build integrated resorts with compelling tourist attractions to appeal to the rapidly growing Chinese middle class and to tourists from throughout the vast Asia-Pacific region from Korea to Japan to Indonesia.

Las Vegas Sands flagship Venetian Macau generated $3.474 billion in revenue last year and it’s five Macau properties combined for $8.529 billion in revenue. No wonder the company, and its five competitors, are pouring in more billions of dollars to build resorts intended to make Macau the top tourist destination in Asia.

Consider Japan. The Big Three casino companies mentioned above all say they are willing to invest $8 billion to $10 billion for one of the three Japanese licenses, and that will be with a 30 percent gaming tax and plenty of restrictions aimed at guarding against problem gambling.

What would the big integrated resort companies be willing to invest in Chicago with the right economics? Maybe not as much as Singapore, Osaka or Macau, but you can bet it would be in the billions of dollars.

Two more things need to be part of this approach to making Chicago an international draw: 1) Escaping the fear about what an integrated resort would do to McCormick Place and 2) Putting the casino in the very best location for its success.

McCormick Place has nothing to fear from an integrated resort. In fact, the resort would make Chicago that much stronger a competitor for conventions.

Consider Las Vegas.  MGM Resorts has been steadily building convention space and is now up to nearly 4 million square feet, with 2 million square feet at Mandalay Bay alone.  Las Vegas Sands Expo Center is 1.7 million square feet.

What impact does this have on the Las Vegas Convention Center? It is investing $860 million on a project that includes adding 600,000 square feet of convention space to its current 2.2 million square feet.

In other words, more first-class convention space will make Chicago a more successful convention city.

Finally, the key to success is not high taxes and fees. It is in Chicago taking advantage of being an international, world-class city, and thereby generating far more economic benefit to the city and state than high taxes that preclude success.

Let the City of Big Shoulders be the City of Big Dreams. And accept no less.

FREDERICTON, NB (August 27, 2019) – BULLETPROOF™, a GLI Company has announced the launch of Bulletproof Academy (www.bulletproofacademy.ca) in conjunction with the global leader in corporate learning, Skillsoft. Bulletproof Academy is a powerful learning management framework that combines world-class courses with leading-edge eLearning technology to provide medium and enterprise organizations with customized eLearning programs that drive business outcomes and help people meet their full potential.

Experienced success coaches work in close partnership with clients’ HR teams to help them create their own unique portfolio of custom-tailored online curricula, beginning with Skillsoft’s 165,000-title library of world-class e-Learning content. Users access this unique custom-curated e-Learning content through a dedicated, user-friendly, and custom-branded online portal where they may also consolidate their own in-house content.

“The solution goes beyond affordable 24/7 on-demand course access,” explains Darryl Esau, Bulletproof’s VP of Learning Services. Many eLearning programs fail because they weren’t set up for success in the first place. Our powerful framework provides monitoring and reporting and on-going support including a dedicated Success Manager to help our clients achieve optimal onboarding, adoption, and deployment results. That’s something a lot of LMS providers don’t do. Creating the best conditions for learning success translates to a superior learning experience and maximum ROI for our clients.”

Organizations have the option to choose between two bundles of eLearning to meet their specific requirements. The Bulletproof Select 300 Bundle includes content titles from IT, Business Skills and Productivity & Collaboration libraries while the Compliance Bundle includes topics from legal and ethics to workplace safety training.

“As a global leader in corporate learning, Skillsoft is trusted by the world’s leading organizations, including 65% of the Fortune 500. We are thrilled to partner with Bulletproof to launch Bulletproof Academy, providing both the most extensive eLearning catalog and the best user experience platform!” said Ms. Gwenn Lazar, Senior Director, Global Partner Programs, Skillsoft.
NOVOMATIC Romania, in its capacity as a trendsetter in the Romanian gaming market, is preparing to present the latest gaming innovations at the Entertainment Arena Expo (EAE) 2019. From September 3-5, NOVOMATIC Romania will dedicate a space of 640 square meters at the EAE 2019 to an exhibition of Winning Technology reference products as well as the latest novelties in games and equipment.

"We are launching two new slot machines this year: The V.I.P. Eagle™ I – a technology- and cost-optimized cabinet – and the V.I.P. Eagle™ III, with an ergonomic design for a complete VIP experience,” says Valentin-Adrian Georgescu, CEO of NOVOMATIC Romania. “In terms of game mixes, we will present the popular Impera Line™ HD Edition 7 and the newly released NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X1. Visitors should also not miss out on our range of AWP equipment that has been a real success since its launch. A special corner will be dedicated to the sports betting brand TIP&CASH, which has already established a firm foothold in Romania with 650 units in operation – and still growing!”

The V.I.P. Eagle™ brings high-visibility and top performance to the gaming floor. It combines the stylish upright design of two vertical 32" HD screens with a tilted slant top base featuring a TouchDeck™ player interface. The cabinet’s LED effects synchronize with the game and create an intense game experience. The V.I.P. Eagle™ III offers an incredible gaming experience thanks to its vertical 32" full HD screens and full 27" touchscreen as well as FLIPSCREEN® Feature and synchronized XL LED lighting.

These and many more popular NOVOMATIC cabinets will be presented with a broad variety of game mixes such as Impera Line™ HD Edition 7 with 63 top titles, NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X1 with 30 player favourites and new highlights as well as the new – and surprisingly Wild – single game highlight Lucky Lady’s Wild Spell™.

The new range of NOVOMATIC AWP equipment meets the needs and trends of the region’s gaming industry. These products offer operators multiple customer satisfaction solutions supported by the winning NOVOMATIC technology – like e.g. the NOVOMATIC Biometric Systems (NBS). NOVOSTAR® II 2.24 and FUN MASTER 2.19 are the latest AWP machines and both available with content like the renowned The Legend GAMINATOR® game-mix. It encompasses a variety of 20 titles: classic and new, fruit, poker, and all the most appreciated NOVOMATIC games like Lucky Lady's Charm™ Deluxe, Book of Ra™ Deluxe, Lord of the Ocean™, Dolphin's Pearl™ Deluxe.

A special area of the booth will be dedicated to the TIP&CASH sports betting brand, with innovative terminal solutions and special offers during the exhibition. Also, in the dedicated Ainsworth section of the booth, visitors will be able to test the A600 and A600 slant top cabinets with the new Mega Choice Classic mix with titles such as: Chihuahua, Pirate Parrots and INCA Princess. The A640 will be presented with the best-selling multiplayer mixes: Multi-Win 1, 2 and 3.

The NOVOMATIC Romania team awaits guests, partners and friends and extends a hearty welcome to the EAE 2019 at booth 202 – with an extensive range of "Winning Technology" equipment, special packages and discounts for the exhibition, but also with a surprise guest who will excite visitors at the NOVOMATIC booth.

The latest NOVOMATIC linked progressive jackpots made their African debut at Sun International’s Carnival City Casino in Johannesburg. THUNDER CASHTM Link and CASH CONNECTIONTM made an overwhelming impression on the casino floor to a packed crowd at the launch event on 31st July on back-to-back banks of PANTHERATM 2.27 machines.

NOVOMATIC Africa representatives, supported by the Austrian headquarters, joined the Sun International team at the special launch event that saw confetti, cake, champagne, hostesses and player tournaments on the brand new slot machines. Players queued to join the action and continued to play on the newly installed machines long into the night.

Three titles were introduced on THUNDER CASHTM Link – Emperor’s ChinaTM, The Great ConquerorTM and Empress of the PyramidsTM – each giving players the chance to win the linked progressive. Featuring Chinese, Roman and Egyptian themes, respectively, players search for four jackpot levels. In CASH CONNECTIONTM, the Charming LadyTM title was introduced, bringing the widely-recognised Lucky Lady character to the world of linked progressives.

The PANTHERATM 2.27 was launched onto South African casino floors this year, proving very popular amongst players. The robust cabinet from the PANTHERATM line features two 27” screens and TouchDeckTM player interface with a stylish black and chrome design that offers a variety of NOVOMATIC content and jackpot games. The two banks also feature impressive overhead signage that makes a bold impression on the Carnival City casino floor.

About NOVOMATIC
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 70 countries. The Group operates around 255,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

First Installs Across the U.S. Include Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, Pechanga, and San Manuel

LAS VEGAS – August 22, 2019 – AGS (NYSE: AGS) or (the “Company”) today announced the launch of its new Orion Upright slot platform, the latest addition to its Orion family of game cabinets. The Company pre-launched the cabinet earlier this year, and it is currently entertaining players at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort in Connecticut; in southern California at Pechanga Resort Casino and San Manuel Casino; and in Oklahoma at WinStar World Resort & Casino – to name a few.

Like AGS’ Orion Portraitsm and Orion Slantsm, the new Orion Upright features the distinctive Orion starwall design,beautifully rendered with 420 full-color LED lights that synchronize with game-play, celebrate wins, and create eye-catching merchandising and attraction across the casino floor.

AGS Senior Vice President of Slot Products Andrew Burke said, “The Orion Upright is an exciting addition to our growing Orion family, providing us with a beautifully engineered dual-screen upright cabinet option. With the Orion PortraitSlant, and Upright, we are now able to serve nearly 70 percent of the U.S. casino market with three distinct, yet complementary platform options for every size casino.”

Featuring dual large 27-inch HD displays, a 21.5-inch HD LCD topper designed to attract, ergonomic multi-touch LCD button deck, dual high-bright PLAY buttons, and an integrated USB charging port for personal electronics, AGS’ Orion Upright is also distinguished for reliability its ease of serviceability, with seamless accessible to key components.

AGS released the Orion Upright with a large library of proven dual-screen titles and promising new titles, including Fortune Blast® titles Blazing Luck™Imperial Luck™Goddess Treasures®, and Luck & Luxury®.

London & Dublin - August 19, 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 August 16, 2019, by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board ("PGCB") of Internet gaming and Internet sports betting financial information for the calendar month of July 2019 in Pennsylvania.

Highlights from the PGCB include:

· Internet Gaming Win was $2.9 million in July compared to $1.4 million in the prior sequential month, reflecting an increase of 100.7%.

· Total Internet Sports Wagering Handle(1) was approximately $39.0 million for the month of July, compared to:

- $19.3 million for the month of June;

- $0.6 million for the month of May; and

- nil for the month of April.

· Internet Sports Wagering Gross Revenues(2) (after payouts) for the month of July were $2.9 million, compared to:

o $1.4 million for the month of June;

o nil for the month of May; and

o nil for the month of April.

(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, U.K. (August 15, 2019) -- International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT), announced today that it will upgrade the Oregon Lottery’s central computer system with the latest version of IGT’s INTELLIGEN™ software. The INTELLIGEN central system supports the volume, complexity, and security of monitoring and controlling more than 11,500 video lottery terminals (“VLTs”) throughout Oregon.

Our longstanding partnership with IGT has enabled us to operate our statewide video lottery system with the highest standards of integrity and security, and has helped us grow revenue to fund programs Oregonians care about including schools, parks, and  economic development,” said Barry Pack, Oregon State Lottery Director. “We look forward to collaborating with IGT on the INTELLIGEN upgrade, so we can continue to provide our players the chance to win exciting jackpots through a safe and reliable system.

Through the upgrade of IGT INTELLIGEN, the Oregon Lottery will gain access to industry-leading technology that can help drive revenue and position the Lottery to deploy future functionality,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. “The Oregon Lottery has one of North America’s most successful VLT programs, and IGT has been providing it with innovative technology for more than three decades. We are confident that the Lottery will benefit from these enhancements through improved system performance and the ability to manage its network more efficiently.


INTELLIGEN systems are deployed worldwide connecting a wide range of VLTs in a variety of gaming environments. The software is built on more than 20 years of central system experience and offers stable, secure command and control capabilities. It supports the Gaming Standards Association’s Game to System® (G2S) standard protocol, which enables an enhanced player user interface, improved responsible gaming features, and additional player-centric functionality.

The Oregon Lottery has been an IGT customer since 1985. In addition to VLTs and the INTELLIGEN central system, IGT also provides the Oregon Lottery with traditional draw-based lottery products and instant ticket games and services.

In Bet Founder, President, and CEO Ronald LaDuca Joins AGS’ Sales Leadership Team

LAS VEGAS – August 19, 2019 – AGS (NYSE: AGS) (or the “Company”) today announced that it has acquired all assets and operations of New Jersey-based In Bet Gaming (“In Bet”), a leading developer of proprietary table games and table-game side bets. AGS also announced that In Bet’s Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer Ronald LaDuca will joinAGS’ executive team as Vice President of Table Products Sales.

AGS Senior Vice President of Table Products John Hemberger said, “We have had a strong partnership with the In Bet team for a number of years, and in 2017 we bolstered our relationship by acquiring five of their dynamic table progressives that continue to drive business for us today. Now, in addition to investing in the remainder of their innovative game assets, we are thrilled to welcome In Bet Founder, President, and CEO Ron LaDuca to our sales team in a leadership role. We will leverage Ron’s many trusted, long-term relationships with table-game operators to continue to grow our table products business, while capitalizing on In Bet’s pioneering inventions to drive revenues and player engagement in the casino pit.”

LaDuca, a gaming industry veteran of 30 years, brings more than a decade of executive experience to AGS. He founded In Bet Gaming in 2009, leveraging his years of table games experience in casino operations to develop new concepts for games that add excitement to the casino pit while providing players with the opportunities for a more rewarding experience. Before founding In Bet Gaming, LaDuca served in numerous table-game operations roles, helping to open the Showboat Atlantic City; Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut; and West Virginia’s Mardi Gras Casino & Resort and The Greenbrier.

“I’m thrilled that AGS has purchased In Bet’s remaining assets and feel confident that our exciting game inventions will continue to attract and engage players across the globe in the hands of the experienced and passionate AGS development, product management, and sales teams,” LaDuca said. “I look forward to joining Team AGS and helping continue their momentum in table products.”

Under this agreement, AGS acquired four proprietary games from In Bet Gaming:

  • 3 Card Blitz™ — an exciting, fast-paced flush-based game in which the player and dealer compete to get the higher-valued hand.
  • Dragon Poker™ — a four-card poker game in which players build traditional poker hands with a special deck of 53 Asian-themed cards.
  • Double Down Blackjack™ — a quick-paying blackjack-style game in which players vie for the higher point total against the dealer.
  • Straight to the Flush™ — a new poker game in which the player builds their largest straight or flush and goes heads-up against the dealer.

These games, along with numerous AGS table products innovations, will be on display at the Global Gaming Expo October 15-17 in AGS’ Booth No. 1253 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Click here to get your free G2E pass.

Internet Gambling Win Increased 105.5% from prior year monthly period

London & Dublin - August 15, 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 August 14, 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 July 2019 in New Jersey.

Highlights from the DGE include:

· Internet Gaming Win was $39.3 million in July compared to $25.9 million in the prior year period, reflecting a year-over-year increase of 51.8%.

· Total Internet Sports Wagering Handle(1) was approximately $213.0 million for the month of July, compared to:

- $226.7 million for the month of June;

- $263.6 million for the month of May; and

- $254.0 million for the month of April.

· Internet Sports Wagering Gross Revenues(2) (after payouts) for the month of July were $13.9 million, compared to:

o $6.9 million for the month of June;

o $13.7 million for the month of May; and

o $16.6 million for the month of April.

(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.
NOVOMATIC Romania, in its capacity as a trendsetter in the Romanian gaming market, is preparing to present the latest gaming innovations at the Entertainment Arena Expo (EAE) 2019. From September 3-5, NOVOMATIC Romania will dedicate a space of 640 square meters at the EAE 2019 to an exhibition of Winning Technology reference products as well as the latest novelties in games and equipment.

"We are launching two new slot machines this year: The V.I.P. Eagle™ I – a technology- and cost-optimized cabinet – and the V.I.P. Eagle™ III, with an ergonomic design for a complete VIP experience,” says Valentin-Adrian Georgescu, CEO of NOVOMATIC Romania. “In terms of game mixes, we will present the popular Impera Line™ HD Edition 7 and the newly released NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X1. Visitors should also not miss out on our range of AWP equipment that has been a real success since its launch. A special corner will be dedicated to the sports betting brand TIP&CASH, which has already established a firm foothold in Romania with 650 units in operation – and still growing!”

The V.I.P. Eagle™ brings high-visibility and top performance to the gaming floor. It combines the stylish upright design of two vertical 32" HD screens with a tilted slant top base featuring a TouchDeck™ player interface. The cabinet’s LED effects synchronize with the game and create an intense game experience. The V.I.P. Eagle™ III offers an incredible gaming experience thanks to its vertical 32" full HD screens and full 27" touchscreen as well as FLIPSCREEN® Feature and synchronized XL LED lighting.

These and many more popular NOVOMATIC cabinets will be presented with a broad variety of game mixes such as Impera Line™ HD Edition 7 with 63 top titles, NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X1 with 30 player favourites and new highlights as well as the new – and surprisingly Wild – single game highlight Lucky Lady’s Wild Spell™.

The new range of NOVOMATIC AWP equipment meets the needs and trends of the region’s gaming industry. These products offer operators multiple customer satisfaction solutions supported by the winning NOVOMATIC technology – like e.g. the NOVOMATIC Biometric Systems (NBS). NOVOSTAR® II 2.24 and FUN MASTER 2.19 are the latest AWP machines and both available with content like the renowned The Legend GAMINATOR® game-mix. It encompasses a variety of 20 titles: classic and new, fruit, poker, and all the most appreciated NOVOMATIC games like Lucky Lady's Charm™ Deluxe, Book of Ra™ Deluxe, Lord of the Ocean™, Dolphin's Pearl™ Deluxe.

A special area of the booth will be dedicated to the TIP&CASH sports betting brand, with innovative terminal solutions and special offers during the exhibition. Also, in the dedicated Ainsworth section of the booth, visitors will be able to test the A600 and A600 slant top cabinets with the new Mega Choice Classic mix with titles such as: Chihuahua, Pirate Parrots and INCA Princess. The A640 will be presented with the best-selling multiplayer mixes: Multi-Win 1, 2 and 3.

The NOVOMATIC Romania team awaits guests, partners and friends and extends a hearty welcome to the EAE 2019 at booth 202 – with an extensive range of "Winning Technology" equipment, special packages and discounts for the exhibition, but also with a surprise guest who will excite visitors at the NOVOMATIC booth.

US casino players nationwide have been struck by the new THUNDER CASH™ LINK progressive. The all-new progressive link that made its official launch at the NIGA Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention in April has since been a booming success story for NOVOMATIC Americas on casino floors across the U.S.

The THUNDER CASH™ LINK progressive slot games are proving a hit with players as they roll out across the U.S. Making their Class III casino debut at Pechanga Resort and Casino, the games have taken off with hundreds of units storming off the production line and into over 30 casinos over the next several months.

The THUNDER CASH™ LINK package is a win­ner on any casino floor with this player-selectable multi-denomination and multi-level jackpot offer­ing. With an attractive, bright magenta thunderbolt design and mix of games like Emperor's China™, Empress of the Pyramids™ and The Great Con­queror™ this linked progressive draws a wide range of players as it follows a successful player formu­la, which incorporates multiple bonus triggers with the ‘Coin Respin’ and ‘Free Spins’ features and desirable jackpot mechanics.

Currently, the THUNDER CASH™ LINK is demonstrating impressive num­bers in casinos from the West Coast to the Midwestern region. Customers can look for the vibrant link in the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43, V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 and are delighted to find that it can also be linked to the larger-than-life footprint of the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. Royal 2.65.

“This package design is unique and grabs the play­ers’ attention from across the floor,” says Mel Adair, Managing Partner at A&W Enterprises in Okla­homa. “The package was a smart move to attract players. Familiar game mechanics and strong mer­chandising is the perfect combination, and we are getting return players who are telling their friends about these games. The de­sign differentiates this progressive link from sim­ilar style progressive games that have been on slot floors for some time. We’re pleased with the performance so far.”

“The latest performance data indicates each instal­lation of the THUNDER CASH™ LINK is trending upward and player demand appears to be building,” says Kathleen McLaughlin, VP of Marketing and Product Management for NOVOMATIC Ameri­cas. “The packaging design was a departure from everything else in the market. With the entertaining titles under the THUNDER CASH™ LINK brand, the solid match and vibrant look, it has clearly stimulated player interest and ultimately, sales.”

“This has been an overwhelming hit with casino customers in the U.S. market,” stated Rick Meitzler, CEO and President of NOVOMATIC Americas. “New orders continue to come in, and customers are adding more THUNDER CASH™ LINK prod­uct to their existing installs. With the new follow-up progressive link themes poised to debut at G2E 2019, it is an exciting year for NOVOMATIC Americas.”

LAS VEGAS: August 12, 2019 — AGS (NYSE: AGS) (or the “Company”) announced today that its board of directors has approved a share repurchase program that will permit the Company to repurchase up to $50.0 million of the Company’s shares of common stock through August 11, 2021.

The Company may consummate these repurchases pursuant to one or more trading plans to be adopted in accordance with Rule 10b5?1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, in privately negotiated transactions, in open market transactions, in transactions pursuant to Rule 10b-18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or pursuant to an accelerated share repurchase program. The timing and amount of any repurchases will be in the sole discretion of the Company’s management team, and will depend on legal requirements, market conditions, stock price, alternative uses of capital, and other factors. The Company is not obligated to repurchase any of its shares of common stock, and the stock repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time.

AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, “This share repurchase program demonstrates our board of directors’ confidence in the continued strength and long-term growth prospects of AGS. We believe that the company’s shares are significantly undervalued and that we can implement this program while maintaining ample liquidity to continue investing in R&D and capitalizing on numerous potential growth initiatives ahead of us.”
LONDON – August 7, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) announced today that its Powerbucks™ slots and Wheel of Fortune® slots turned four lucky players into millionaires by awarding four giant jackpots in July.

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

On July 13, a Powerbucks slots player won a CA$2,152,860.83 jackpot playing the Powerbucks Powerhits game at Treasure Cove Casino in British Columbia, Canada. This giant jackpot marks the largest Powerbucks jackpot ever awarded.

On July 25, a Powerbucks slots player won a CA$1,032,792.28 jackpot playing the Powerbucks Powerhits game at Casino Lac-Leamy in Quebec, Canada.

On July 27, a Powerbucks online slots player won a CA$1,004,723.31 jackpot playing Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway™ on lotoquebec.com.

On July 27, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won a $1,081,144.93 jackpot at Golden Nugget Atlantic City Hotel, Casino & Marina in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Since making its Canadian debut in 2016, Powerbucks has awarded more than CA$13 million in life-changing jackpots.

LAS VEGAS (August 7, 2019) – Casino players can “Xperience the Difference” in a new gaming sensation from Aristocrat. The company’s latest innovation, the MarsX™ cabinet, has touched down first at Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, Calif., and will soon be coming to casinos everywhere.

 

The innovative MarsX cabinet gives operators an entirely new way to illuminate their player’s Xperience with both Game Sales content as well as Premium Content Lease options.

 

Photos: Buffalo Gold Revolution cabinet shot, MarsX cabinet on the floor at Graton Resort & Casino

 

“At Aristocrat, we have an unequaled passion for play. We never stop thinking about our customers and their players, and how we can bring the game to out-of-this-world levels of fun and entertainment,” said Nathan Drane, VP Commercial Strategy, Games Sales & Class II.

 

Sleek, modern, and inventive, the MarsX cabinet sparks a revolution in game floor layout. Operators will appreciate the design of the MarsX machine, which fits easily into any standard cabinet space. When placed back-to-back, its unique shape opens sight lines across the casino.

 

Additionally, its ergonomic design provides more efficient accessibility for field service technicians, decreasing service time in the field. Game-complimentary corona sync edge lighting creates a unique play environment. LCD toppers are supported with game-driven content for added entertainment.

 

For players, the new MarsX cabinet has two 27” 4k displays and new Gen 9™ internal components drive performance and allow for uninterrupted high-speed game play. A premium virtual button deck offers a high definition and a minimalistic way of wagering. Incorporated into the deck is the latest in wireless charging technology, allowing players to charge their phone by simply placing it onto the deck. A 4:1 speaker system optimally projects audio from around the displays, providing crisp, balanced sound.

 

The MarsX cabinet is launching with five industry-leading titles leveraging Aristocrat’s biggest brands and bringing innovation to the Games Sales space. Buffalo Gold Revolution™ is the latest installment in Aristocrat’s Buffalo franchise which extends on the top performing Buffalo Gold™ with a new Jackpot wheel and base game feature. This feature can turn royal symbols into Buffalo on any spin. The Mighty Cash™ brand expands onto MarsX by leveraging the strong Hold & Spin mechanic and combining it with a Metamorphic trigger pot for the first time. Finally, the new Fu Dai Lian Lian™ franchise will feature an industry-first -- three metamorphic pots, and each pot can trigger a unique feature. 

 

The MarsX cabinet is taking the industry by storm with Dollar Storm™, an exciting lease option for this model. Dollar Storm is the highly anticipated evolution of the industry’s best two products, Lightning Link™ and Dragon Link™, with an added MSP. It contains the best of both of those games, specifically, Dollar Storm takes the globally recognizable theming of Lightning Link to the next level while incorporating high denominations inspired by Dragon Link - 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 25c, $1, $2 and an operator-configurable $5 option, and then adds an “any bet qualifies” rapid-hitting multi-site progressive starting at $50,000 for increased excitement. Featuring the player favorite “Hold & Spin” bonus, Dollar Storm provides patrons with plenty of familiar “What You See Is What You Get” fun. Players can win the MSP during the Hold & Spin bonus with a new MSP trigger mechanic, as well as the GRAND Jackpot, MAJOR Jackpot, MINOR and MINI Bonuses and credit prizes using the same familiar functionality as Lightning Link and Dragon Link.  Dollar Storm themes include Emperor’s Treasure™, Caribbean Gold™, Egyptian Jewels™, and Ninja Moon™.

 

Visit aristocrat-gaming.com/marsx for more information.

LAS VEGAS – August 7, 2019 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) extends its growth in the online gaming arena, launching its world-class content and technology platforms, the Open Gaming System (OGS) and Open Platform System (OPS), with global leader Kindred, one of the top iGaming operators in the world.

The Company’s launch with Kindred reinforces Scientific Games’ strong position in the New Jersey iGaming market. Kindred now benefits from the full OGS and OPS functionality. In the U.S. market, the OGS and OPS platforms set the standard for the broadest selection of high-quality content and feature-rich player account platforms. The launch sets the stage for Kindred’s future growth and success in New Jersey by offering them a comprehensive and proven suite of technology to bring their brand to the forefront of immersive player experiences. 

Dylan Slaney, SVP Casino and Platforms for SG Digital, said: “We continue to embed both our OPS account platform and our two-sided game aggregation network OGS at the heart of the industry. Our teams have worked tirelessly to bring the world’s best content and platform technology to one of the industry’s biggest names, fueling their success in both established markets and burgeoning spaces like New Jersey. Kindred players will reap the benefits of truly next level experiences from top-tier content, fresh in-game mechanics, and immersive features.”

Manuel Stan, SVP USA at Kindred Group Plc, said: “Partnering with Scientific Games to bring world-class content and back-end functionality to New Jersey is a big win as U.S. iGaming gains traction. We’re excited to elevate the player experience in New Jersey using the OGS and OPS platforms.”

© 2019 Scientific Games Corporation. All rights reserved.

Company to spotlight new performance-driving games
and Australian debut of mobile loyalty technology

LONDON, U.K. – Aug. 6, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company is featuring a range of compelling solutions at this year’s Australasian Gaming Expo (“AGE”) from August 13-15. Based on the theme
“Raise Your Game,” the Company’s stand at the International Convention Centre in Sydney is showcasing a strong line-up of regionally attuned games with exciting new features, a diverse range of volatilities, and new styles of game play.

“IGT is offering an array of engaging products designed to deliver more player entertainment and strengthen player loyalty while increasing performance at our customers’ gaming venues,” said Andrew Hely, Managing Director of IGT Asia Pacific. “For example, our recently launched Bubble Blast™ Link is performing
exceptionally well on game floors. At AGE, we’re unveiling a new game for this link, Spells and Whistles™, as well as launching a standalone progressive version of the game to provide smaller venues with greater variety on the gaming floor.”

Other examples of IGT’s high-performing solutions at AGE include the Cleopatra Rising™ game, an evolution of IGT’s Waterfall play feature where one spin can affect the next, including multi-denoms, jackpots, and a scalable bonus prize. It’s the first in IGT’s “Rising” range now live in the market and entertaining players with engaging graphics. Two new games in the series are being unveiled at AGE: the Fortune Rising™ and Treasure Rising™ games. As well as featuring new themes, these titles offer players an additional option in the high-denom segment.

Additional featured titles include the Fortune Coin™ game, a strong global performer localized for the Australian market with a progressive feature that boosts bonus prizes. IGT’s Multistar Legends™ theme offers six classic games with a twist — a new-style jackpot where two-game groups share a special progressive jackpot. IGT’s Systems team is debuting the Cardless Connect™ solution in the region. This technology puts the player loyalty card on players’ mobile phones, enabling a new series of product offerings for customers, driving strong player uptake, and providing a convenient, ‘frictionless’ way for patrons to interact with their venue of choice.

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on youtube.com/igt.

LAS VEGAS (August 6, 2019) – Global Gaming Women (GGW) has named Christie Eickelman its new President of its Board of Directors. Eickelman is Vice President of Global Marketing at Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) and will serve as GGW’s Board President for a two-year term.

 

Eickelman takes the place of Phyllis A. Gilland, SVP & General Counsel at Golden Entertainment, who served as GGW’s president for the past two years. She said, “I am very proud of the number of women GGW has been able to reach out to and affect through the GGW educational and event opportunities GGW has  provided, and of how we have grown GGW’s presence and structure. I’ve grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the past and present Board members whose continued support is so important to mission of organization.”

 

Eickelman was one of the founding members on the Global Gaming Women Board. Previously she served as Vice President & co-chair of the Events Committee. She said as President her primary goal will be to ensure the financial future of the organization.

 

“Global Gaming Women has a strong mission statement, and our guiding principles of courage, integrity, and leadership continue to inspire our Board and the women we serve. We are grateful to the many companies and individuals who back GGW, and as we broaden our donor structure, we will ensure we will have the resources necessary to support the development of women at all levels throughout the industry,” Eickelman said.

 

Giving back to her community is a passion for Eickelman. She is a member of the Andson Foundation Board and on the Executive Leadership Committee of the American Heart Association-Go Red for Women Luncheon of Southern Nevada. Recently the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association honored her contributions to the Indian Gaming Industry with the 2019 OIGA Modern Day Warrior Award.

 

Eickelman has been blazing a trail for women to follow in the gaming industry since 1992, first serving as Marketing Manager for Sodak Gaming Inc. and at Wolf Gaming LLC as Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. She joined GLI in 1999 as Marketing Manager, shaping GLI’s brand in North America. In 2001, she was promoted to Director of Marketing and Development, overseeing the North American development team in their daily responsibilities. In June 2007, she was promoted to Senior Director of Worldwide Marketing, and in September 2012, she was promoted to Vice President.

 

As GLI’s VP of Global Marketing, she directs and implements all marketing programs for GLI’s worldwide locations and for the GLI Group of companies. Her responsibilities include building the corporate brand and establishing and directing marketing functions in accordance with GLI’s policies, regulations and sound business practices.

 

In 2005, she was selected as a Great Woman in Gaming by Casino Enterprise Management magazine, and in 2008, Global Gaming Business magazine named her one of the 25 People to Watch in Gaming.

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games") and the Oneida Indian Nation have launched a sportsbook offering across two New York casinos. Built to provide players with a market-leading sports betting experience, the launch fuels Oneida's sports betting operation with the Company's full OpenSports product suite.

Turning Stone Resort in Verona and Point Place Casino in Bridgeport are now live with full, end-to-end retail sports betting solutions for over-the-counter wagering and in-venue screen solutions, with self-service betting terminals to follow in the coming weeks. Operated as a Caesars-branded sportsbook, the technology reimagines sports betting experiences for players and is housed in an immersive new venue built by Oneida to give customers a dedicated and modern betting space.

Jordan Levin, Group Chief Executive at SG Digital, said, "This launch with Oneida Indian Nation is another great testament of our best-in-class OpenSports product suite, with its end to end sports betting offering, our speed to market and our quality execution. It marks the fourth state in which we've launched our sports betting solution, and signals our commitment to help our customers grow in this ever expanding market. The OpenSports product suite has been transformed over the last twelve months by world-class engineering, product and UX teams. It can be tailored to fit the needs of any customer, and this launch, as our first tribal sports betting opportunity in the U.S. is a perfect example of our truly flexible product solutions. We're thrilled to continue our partnership with Oneida Indian Nation and to use our trusted technology to help them reach new bettors."

"We're excited to be among the first to offer sports betting in New York and are confident in our ability to grow this market in the months and years ahead," said Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. "The OpenSports solution allows us to focus on our guests while giving us a sturdy technological foundation on which we can build as the industry expands."

Following the sportsbook's opening, once legally permitted, Scientific Games and Oneida Indian Nation plan to launch a mobile sports betting solution.

© 2019 Scientific Games Corporation. All rights reserved.

LAS VEGAS and SYDNEY, Aug. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") will showcase the gaming industry's most comprehensive product lineup at the Australasian Gaming Expo ("AGE") in Sydney on Aug. 13-15.

Highlighting its new and innovative slot game content and platforms, proprietary table games and utilities, electronic table systems, casino management systems solutions and its new digital and global leading sports betting products — Scientific Games' entertainment ecosystem is designed to engage players, enhance operating performance and drive customer revenue.

Derik Mooberry, Scientific Games' Gaming CEO said, "Our Company is always finding new ways to elevate and innovate the gaming floor, and AGE is where we get the opportunity to reinforce our vision with customers. Visitors to the show will see a number of our new game series that will be driving a reinvigorated lineup in our Gaming business. An incredible range of products will be showcased from our Lottery and Digital divisions, highlighting creative content and the dynamic games that delight our players."

Three new exciting game series Hot Hot Jackpots™, Rising Riches™ and Quick 6™ will feature prominently on the DUALOS™X cabinet. This new cabinet has the signature 27–27–27 look: 27" high definition LCD topper, main monitor and top box for higher luminance, CPU4x processor and runs on Scientific Games' new ArgOS platform to deliver a more engaging gameplay experience.

Hot Hot Jackpots
New game series featuring a novel Selection feature concept that incorporates an improved Action Spins™ wheel mechanic. This compelling alternative to the current Hold-and-Spin style games brings rich game themes and gameplay onto the big screen.

Rising Riches
A new game series designed to capitalize on the ready-made appetite for hold-and-spin formats with a novel twist for added fun and appeal.

Penny Pier™
Scientific Games re-enters the Progressive Link segment with this standout new game concept that evokes the enjoyment and novelty of classic penny arcade games while delivering a highly engaging gameplay experience full of anticipation, surprise and big rewards.

As a global leading supplier of casino management systems, Scientific Games will display the industry's broadest end-to-end suite of solutions, presenting key new offerings including:

Shufflink®, a network and user interface that collects real time data from utility products, including shufflers, chippers and related table peripherals for table performance analysis and player ratings. This advanced product provides new metrics and reports to enhance a pit operation's ability to quickly identify and forecast improvement opportunities and operating constraints. Shufflink also serves as a powerful middleware data bus, enabling vital live data into a casino ecosystem that can be leveraged for system integrations for surveillance, security and other applications.

The iVISTA® 4 web-based content management solution allows for drag-and-drop content design within an exclusive web interface to create new iVISTA content and publish it to the casino floor. With analytics, rules and scheduling features, the iVISTA empowers a new level of player engagement for casino marketers.

From the Company's proprietary table games portfolio, highlights this year will include Lightning Blackjack™, Paris Poker™, I Luv Suits™ and the exciting 5 Treasures Baccarat™, one of the first table games to leverage a popular slot title.

Full-Service, Industry-Leading Sports Betting Solutions
Scientific Games will showcase its industry-leading sports and casino technologies that bring partners to the next level. The Company will highlight its comprehensive portfolio of platforms and services that enables customers to win in both established and burgeoning markets.

Scientific Games' OpenSports product suite will be featured on the show floor, giving an in-depth look at the Company's player-centric sportsbook solution. Among the most reliable and scalable platforms on the market, OpenSports powers sportsbooks with end-to-end technology that includes trading, marketing and product management services, managed trading services, real-time data and pricing resources and Sportsbook Operations Services. OpenSports empowers partners to choose the elements that will drive their success. The modular offering sets partners on a long-term growth trajectory by giving them the technology they need to engage players and an innovative roadmap of features that fuels continuous improvement of the operator's sportsbook.

Senior Vice President Adrian Halpenny said, "Celebrating 30 years at AGE is a terrific milestone for the show and for us as an exhibitor. In its many different guises, over the past three decades, Scientific Games has been able to showcase products that have been launched onto the global gaming stage, and we are very proud of that. Our home-grown content has been an integral part of both our Company's success and our team who is committed to bringing better products to market that foster improved performance."

LONDON & DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 announced the release of quarterly key performance indicators1 for the second quarter of 2019, highlighting continued YoY growth reflecting high demand for Internet sports betting and casino cross-selling from Internet sports bettors into internet casino gaming in New Jersey.

“The extraordinary year on year growth rate experienced in Q2 reinforces our confidence in the U.S. strategy executed on by GAN following the repeal of PASPA, as well as our Platform technology’s ability to scale to meet the needs of our diverse clients. ”

Management Commentary

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:

“The extraordinary year on year growth rate experienced in Q2 reinforces our confidence in the U.S. strategy executed on by GAN following the repeal of PASPA, as well as our Platform technology’s ability to scale to meet the needs of our diverse clients.

The rapid rate at which States continued to legalize Internet gambling in Q2 continues to validate our confidence in the U.S. market opportunity and the seasonality in Q2 was both anticipated and exaggerated by U.S. Internet sports betting.

A dedicated Head of Investor Relations Mr. Jack Wielebinski, has been appointed to lead our U.S. investor relations efforts as well the implementation of an all-new GAN.com website before year’s end which will include substantial content and features designed both to serve existing investors and better-inform prospective investors on GAN’s exciting equity story, products and services.”

Second Quarter 2019 Highlights

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

  • Gross Operator Revenue, which comprises the sum of gross revenue from Simulated Gaming; gross gaming revenue from real money regulated Gaming; and gross sports win from real money regulated Sports betting, increased 128.3% year-over-year and -7.3% quarter-over-quarter to $54.8 million. This change was driven by strong growth in real money regulated gambling in the US.
  • Active Player-Days at 4.8 million is an increase of 52% year-over-year and decline of -9.9% quarter over quarter.

GAN Q2 Key Performance Indicators

1. The numbers contained herein are unaudited and derived from GAN’s internal business intelligence reporting systems


Company Schedules 2019 First Half Financial Results

The Company is expected to release its results for the half year period ended June 30, 2019 on September 27, 2019.

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.

London & Dublin | July 31, 2019: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gaming software, services and online gaming content in the United States, today announced the delivery of Internet sports betting in the State of Pennsylvania for the FanDuel Group ("FDG") following the January 10, 2019 announcement to be FDG's Platform for rapid deployment of Internet casino, and account services for Internet sports betting in Pennsylvania (pop. 13M), in addition to the long-standing existing services provided since 2013 by GAN to FDG in the State of New Jersey (pop. 9M).

The expanded relationship announced on January 10, 2019 is now commercially operational in Pennsylvania and represents a material increase in the value of the partnership to GAN.

Management Commentary

Jeff Berman, Chief Commercial Officer of GAN commented:

"The launch by FanDuel of Internet sports betting in the State of Pennsylvania extends our relationship across the border from neighboring New Jersey and represents a significant milestone for GAN. Our effective and compliant Platform represents a premium component of the supply chain rather than a commodity and our team delivered on-time for the #1 operator of Internet gambling in the U.S. today."
LONDON, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced the appointment of Dr. Samantha Ravich as an independent director to IGT's board of directors effective July 30, 2019. Dr. Ravich was also appointed to IGT's nominating and corporate governance committee.

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...

Dr. Ravich is the Chair of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and its Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab; the Vice Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board; a Commissioner on the Congressionally-mandated Cyberspace Solarium Commission; and a member of the Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board. Dr. Ravich is also a managing partner at A2P, LLC and a Board Governor at GIA. Previously, among other roles, she served as Deputy National Security Advisor for Vice President Cheney. Dr. Ravich received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and her MCP/BSE from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School.

"Samantha's extensive experience, and focus on cybersecurity, are welcome complements to the existing expertise of our board members," said Lorenzo Pellicioli, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of IGT."We look forward to working with her."

LONDON -- IGT announced today that with the recent deployment of the FanDuel Sportsbook online and mobile betting platform in Pennsylvania, the FanDuel Sportsbook is now leveraging the full, omni-channel capabilities of IGT PlayDigital’s sports betting platform.

In partnership with Boyd Gaming and Valley Forge Casino Resort, FanDuel is bringing an online sports betting experience that is simple, secure, and more convenient than ever to individuals located in Pennsylvania. The state of Pennsylvania joins New Jersey as the two states where the FanDuel Sportsbook online and mobile platform is available since PASPA was struck down last year.

IGT PlayDigital’s omni-channel solution now enables Connected Play by providing patrons of the Pennsylvania sportsbook the option to place pre-match and in-play wagers over the counter, at self-service betting kiosks, and via FanDuel’s simple, secure and convenient mobile app.

“By leveraging IGT PlayDigital’s sports betting platform, FanDuel Group can confidently offer choice and convenience to players in Pennsylvania when they are placing sports bets. Our sports betting platform continues to prove its effectiveness in delivering seamless player experiences across channels, and when paired with the FanDuel brand, has emerged as a market-leading solution,” said Enrico Drago, Senior Vice President IGT PlayDigital. “The introduction of mobile sports wagering in Pennsylvania marks yet another meaningful milestone in IGT PlayDigital’s partnership with FanDuel Group, and reinforces the quality and multi-state scalability of the products and services that we offer to operators who are looking to offer sports betting.”

In addition to FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino, IGT PlayDigital’s sports betting platform is currently powering FanDuel Group’s record-setting sports betting operations at The New Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey, the recently opened sportsbook at Tioga Downs Casino in New York, and the sports betting venue at The Greenbrier Casino Club in West Virginia.

To learn why winners choose IGT PlayDigital sports betting technology visit IGT.com.

IGT Media Contact:

Michelle Schenk (702) 669-8177 – michelle.schenk@IGT.com

LAS VEGAS, July 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming Arts, LLC, an end-to-end gaming technology provider of electronic gaming machines (EGMs), bingo, keno, and interactive casino promotional systems, today announced several key company milestones.

FIRST POP'N PAYS® SLOT SALE

The Company recently celebrated its first Pop'N Pays® machine sale to Valley View Casino & Hotel. The games sold were Piñatas Olé® and Big Top™, two popular titles in our Pop'N Pays games series. Housed in a four-pod of Phocus® hybrid cabinets, this bank of four games is coupled with eye-catching wedges and includes the Company's exclusive Rocket Rollup™ mystery progressive.

Randy Reedy, Vice President of Gaming Operations of Valley View Casino said, "I believe we have a great new partnership with a company that provides great games that our guests love to play. I look forward to many more years of working with Gaming Arts."

Jean Venneman, Chief Commercial Officer of Gaming Arts said, "We are very appreciative of Randy Reedy and the team at Valley View Casino for working with us on this milestone first sale. We look forward to partnering with them for many years to come, creating entertaining gaming experiences for their customers."

100th SLOT PLACEMENT

In addition, Gaming Arts accomplished its 100th game placement at Pala Casino Spa & Resort in Southern California. A total of eight Pop'N Pays games including two high limit games housed in Phocus upright cabinets and six Phocus hybrid cabinets located on its main casino floor make up the Casino's game mix of Piñatas Olé and Big Top video reels.

Mike Dreitzer, President of Gaming Arts, commented, "One-hundred units in the field is a really solid start for Gaming Arts, having launched our video slots only earlier this year. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and we look forward to continued momentum as players in Casinos all over get introduced to our games."

STRONG GAME PERFORMANCE RESULTS

Early indicators of strong product performance is another milestone worth noting. The Company is proud to report that it has performed very well over the last several months in the Eilers-Fantini Monthly Game Performance Report, ending June with an impressive "theoretical net win vs. house average" index of 1.72 for installed units.

Month over month, Gaming Arts is proving the popularity and appeal of its products to an ever-widening, geographically diverse player base.

100th GAMING LICENSE

The Company has reached yet another milestone, having now secured 100 gaming licenses worldwide. Gaming Arts continues to expand its licensed footprint month over month, all in an effort to continue to better serve casinos across the world.

GAMING ARTS HAS STRONG MOMENTUM GOING INTO G2E AND BEYOND

David Colvin, CEO of Gaming Arts commented, "The extremely positive feedback we've received from our customers and players is very rewarding. We plan to continue to transform the industry with even more truly innovative game themes at the Global Gaming Expo in October where we will have approximately 60 EGMs on display showcasing our latest advances and remarkable content."

To learn more about the exciting Pop'N Pays series of games, contact your Gaming Arts Account Representative or visit www.GamingArts.com.
NEW YORK, July 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (NASDAQ: INSE) today announced that it has signed a three-year contract with Société des casinos du Québec Inc ("Loto-Québec") to provide its award-winning scheduled and on-demand Virtual Sports as well as its best-in-class Interactive casino content to Loto-Québec's online gaming website, lotoquebec.com. Inspired content will be enabled for players in Quebec in the third quarter of 2019.

This agreement will allow Loto-Québec to utilize content from Inspired's popular portfolio of Interactive slots, table games and Virtual Sports on-demand content including Maximus Soldier of Rome™, Book of the Irish® and 1st Down™ Slots, which is the first slot title to include football virtual clips.

"Loto-Québec is a hugely successful corporation that we consider a key partner in our North American expansion strategy," said Brooks Pierce, President and Chief Operating Officer of Inspired. "They have been at the forefront of Canadian gaming and we are delighted to partner with them to offer Loto-Québec players something unique and different than what they already have access to."

Shortly following the initial launch, Loto-Québec will deploy Inspired's industry-leading Virtual Plug N Play™ solution, a complete end-to-end online scheduled Virtual Sports solution that allows operators to access Inspired's award-wining scheduled Virtual games with minimal integration effort and rapid speed-to-market. Plug N Play is a white label product and will be branded to meet Loto-Québec's needs.

Claire Osborne, Vice President of Interactive for Inspired, added, "Loto-Québec's online gaming site is high-performance, entertaining and enjoyable. Given its extremely user-friendly interface, we believe our easy and seamless Plug N Play solution will fit in perfectly."

Loto-Québec conducts and manages gambling in Quebec, including lottery, sports betting, casino, poker and bingo, through multiple channels of distribution. lotoquebec.com is Loto-Québec's secure, regulated online and mobile channel, with a growing selection of lottery games, sports betting, casino, XP, poker and bingo entertainment.

"The addition of Inspired's popular casino titles and a library of fresh on demand and scheduled Virtual Sports games boosts our portfolio and allows us to reach a wider audience," said Julie Benoît, e-commerce General manager for Société des casinos du Québec (SCQ). "We're excited to see continued growth as a result of this partnership."