TULSA, Okla. (July 9, 2018) – Aristocrat and VGT will help Tribal operators reach all customer segments in their joint showing at the upcoming OIGA Conference and Tradeshow, July 23-25 in Oklahoma City. Aristocrat and VGT will be in booth #726, where attendees will find top licensed brands and proven Class II and Class III gaming favorites.

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The game development experts at Aristocrat and VGT blend the best of both worlds to create top-notch content and cabinets. The exhibit will showcase 71 of their latest creations, designed to help Aristocrat and VGT customers give their players an experience.

Leading the way is VGT’s new line of games based on the Professional Bull Riders, Inc.™ (PBR) theme that brings edge-of-your-seat action to casino floors. The games are the first major licensed brand offered in the VGT portfolio, and include the titles with Blazing Bulls™, VS™, Fearless™, and Ryan Dirteater. 

VGT will also show Class II versions of Aristocrat player-favorite games on VGT’s OVATION™ platform. Titles include Buffalo Deluxe™, Whales of Cash™, and Wicked Winnings II™, all on the Helix+™ cabinet. On the Arc™ Single cabinet, attendees will thrill to the Asian-themed titles Jin Long™ and Temple Guardian™.

VGT will unveil its new Bison Bucks™ 5-level standalone progressive line. Each game theme in the category was built specifically for Class II gaming and features interactive symbols with a falling cash feature where the player physically interacts with the game screen by touching the falling cash.

Also new is the Piñata Colada™ line of games. Created specifically for the Class II market, these new game themes build on the success of VGT’s Piñata Fiesta® category and add the excitement of persistent feature style play.

The new Ritual Riches™ game is one of a three-part family that stretches across different game themes: Piñata Fiesta, Piñata Colada, and Ritual Riches. This “day of the dead theme” showcases growing and exploding piñata.

Aristocrat’s new flame55™ cabinet bursts onto the casino floor featuring the high-profile licensed game themes Mariah Carey™ and Game of Thrones™: Fire and Blood™. 

The Aristocrat licensed product experience continues on the RELM XL™ reel spinner cabinet with the entertaining Britney Spears One More Time™ and effervescent 7Up™ game themes. Also showing on RELM XL are the all-new Buffalo Thundering 7s™ and the Liberty Link™ line of games, that bring the excitement of Lightning Link™ to the mechanical reel space.

Aristocrat will also show its new Timberwolf Grand™, Tarzan™, and X Files™ game themes, each of which appear on the Arc™ Double cabinet. New game themes from the incredibly popular Dragon Link™ line round out Aristocrat’s offerings.

Visit Aristocrat and VGT in booth #726 at OIGA or online at www.aristocrat-us.com and www.vgt.net.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) announced that on May 15th, 2018, the Cyprus National Gaming and Casino Supervision Commission granted Aruze a certificate to operate and supply gaming machines in the Republic of Cyprus Integrated Casino Resort (“ICR”) and its subsidiaries. Additionally, on April 27th, 2018, Hellenic Gaming Commission approved Aruze to operate as a gaming related contractor in Greece.

“We at Aruze are excited to expand our footprint in Europe,” said David Meacher, Aruze Gaming’s Director of Business Development for Europe. “These jurisdictions offer amazing opportunities for us. While Greece has a mature gaming market that is opening up to new licenses, the Republic of Cyprus is allowing them for the first time.”

Cyprus is poised to become a major gaming location in Europe. City of Dreams Mediterranean, located in Cyprus, is expected to be the largest casino in Europe when it is completed.

David continued, “These and other new licenses show Aruze’s increasing focus on European markets, and we are thrilled to offer our new Muso Triple-27 cabinet to our newest customers!”

Aruze’s Muso Triple-27, which launched in April in North America, is a unique cabinet unlike anything else in the industry. Equipped with multiple mobile charging options and three 27-inch high definition screens for exciting game play. It also features an LCD panel button deck and distinctive LED lighting panels.

For more information, contact the Director of Business Development David Meacher at David.Meacher@Aruze-Gaming.com.
LAKEWOOD, NJ (July 2, 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has been approved as a test laboratory for sports-wagering equipment in West Virginia by the West Virginia State Lottery Commission, expanding a long-term relationship and bringing GLI’s global expertise in sports wagering equipment testing to West Virginia.

“We are extremely pleased that the State of West Virginia has chosen to expand the successful, long-term relationship we have had and place its trust and confidence in GLI to deliver world-class sports wagering testing solutions,” said GLI Director of Client Services Michael Capen. “We are excited to help regulators, operators, and suppliers ensure the integrity of sports wagering in West Virginia by offering our nearly 30 years of extensive global sports/event-wagering experience.”

The West Virginia Lottery will benefit from GLI’s end-to-end knowledge of sports-wagering platforms and operations from around the globe, experience earned from GLI’s position as the first and most experienced independent event-wagering testing and certification laboratory in the world.

Since 1990, GLI has provided the State of West Virginia Gaming and System Testing, Regulatory and Technical Consultation, Forensic Assistance, and On-Site Field Inspection services. Most notably, GLI was at the forefront of introducing Video Lottery Terminals at West Virginia racetracks in 1994, the Limited Video Lottery in 2001, the certification of West Virginia’s Aegis Video Lottery Central System in 2006, the Connexus Video Lottery Central System in 2017, and the current User Acceptance Testing for the West Virginia Aurora Traditional Lottery System. GLI also provides the West Virginia Lottery with a dedicated team of engineers possessing many years of video lottery testing experience.

GLI was the first independent testing lab to certify a sports wagering system built from the ground up in the state of the Nevada and is the most trusted name in the gaming equipment certification industry.

“When a jurisdiction has its equipment and software tested by GLI, those regulators, operators, and suppliers can rest easy knowing the tests and reviews have been conducted by the most sophisticated network of gaming test labs in the world,” said GLI Senior Engineer Manager Joe Carlon, whose team spearheads many complex sports wagering projects. “GLI customers worldwide have come to rely on the unmatched expertise, technology, tools, and capabilities of our staff, and we are able to test for every regulated market in the world that uses ITLs.”

GLI invests considerable resources in its extensive global technical compliance team that is unique in the industry. This group of specialized engineers and policy analysts works with regulators in every jurisdiction in the world to ensure a complete understanding of technical requirements. This team, along with GLI’s legal staff, has been actively engaged with supplier, operator, and regulatory clients for more than a year in preparation for the expansion of sports wagering in the U.S.

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

SEATTLE WA (July 2, 2018) Big Fish Games, an innovative developer and world-class publisher of a diverse portfolio of casual game franchises, today announced that experienced video game executive Jeff Karp joined the company as Big Fish's Managing Director and President. Jeff will oversee Big Fish and its growth as a leading company in the games industry. Big Fish’s current portfolio of games is played by millions around the world and led by chart-topping franchises, such as Big Fish Casino, Cooking Craze, Gummy Drop, Fairway Solitaire and Jackpot Magic Slots.

View press release online: https://prn.to/2MHEuge

Jeff has more than 15 years in senior executive roles with leading companies in the video games industry including EA (Executive Vice President, Play Label), Zynga (Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer) and GSN Games (Executive Vice President, Social and Mobile Games). He was instrumental in building multi-billion-dollar franchise games, including EA SPORTS, Words With Friends, Farmville, The Sims franchise, Bingo Bash, GSN Casino, and many more.

Most recently, Jeff was the Chief Executive Officer of Sports Illustrated Play, a youth sports focused digital platform that was acquired by Comcast/NBC earlier this year. At Sports Illustrated Play, Jeff built youth-sports platforms that supported more than 17 million monthly users.

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Jeff Goldstein, Aristocrat Chief Digital Officer/Chief Strategy Officer:  I am delighted to welcome Jeff Karp to Big Fish. Jeff’s expertise in growing games into global entertainment franchises is unsurpassed. His proven track record and deep experience in the games industry make him the ideal person to drive Big Fish’s growth strategy, and ensure the business delivers its full potential.

Jeff Karp, Big Fish Managing Director and President:  I am honored to be working with such a creative and talented group, who are focused on enhancing life through exceptional play.  Big Fish is a content-rich company and its employees are passionate about making great games that bring joy and fun to millions of players around the world. I look forward to working with everyone at Big Fish to deliver our growth plans for the benefit of our players, our people and all our stakeholders.

Experience the new Muso Triple-27™ cabinet with three powerful new titles! Fu Lai Cai Lai 5 Sea Legends™, Fu Lai Cai Lai Stack Wild Luxury™ and Fu Lai Cai Lai Triple Festival™ are 5 reel, 243 ways video games. In all three games, when the jackpot symbol lands, it signals a Jackpot Chance. However, the jackpot feature can also be triggered randomly. Then a choose bells until 3 matching jackpot levels are revealed. Random coin bonuses may also appear and award credit prizes.

Each of the three Fu Lai Cai Lai titles has a unique free games feature. Fu Lai Cai Lai 5 Sea Legends™ has six free games with a choose your volatility feature. Fu Lai Cai Lai Stack Wild Luxury™ has eight free games where a chosen picture symbol will become wild. Fu Lai Cai Lai Triple Festival™ has 8 free games, and wilds pay triple during regular or bonus play. Three bold new titles in an outstanding new cabinet make for a lucky combination!

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For the 24th time, the annual Austrian Export Prize was awarded to the country’s most successful export companies at Exporters’ Nite 2018. One of the winners: NOVOMATIC in the Tourism and Leisure Industry category.

Gumpoldskirchen, 27 June 2018 (OTS) – Every year since 1994, the Austrian Export Prize is awarded to Austrian companies with the most success in foreign markets. This year, NOVOMATIC applied for the prize and emerged as a winner in the Tourism and Leisure Industry category. The leading company from Gumpoldskirchen, with a strong focus on export, was honored for international success by Federal Minister Margarete Schramböck and WKO President Harald Mahrer at a Black Tie Gala in the Vienna Museumsquartier.

NOVOMATIC has been steadily improving its turnover since the company was founded 38 years ago. The gaming technology group is a clear market leader in Europe, and active around the globe with more than 300 subsidiaries. In total, NOVOMATIC employs more than 25,500 employees worldwide, 3,300 of those in Austria alone.

“As a globally operating gaming technology group with exports to more than 75 countries, this prize is not just a high commendation for NOVOMATIC’s successful international engagement, but also confirmation that we are contributing significantly to Austria’s export success,” said NOVOMATIC CEO Harald Neumann. “Not only that, we are proud, with an export quota of around 97%, to do our part for Austria’s economic success,” he continued.

Focus on sustainable growth and consolidation

“NOVOMATIC is not interested in short-term profit maximization, we prefer to think long-term,” said NOVOMATIC CEO Harald Neumann on the company strategy. The company plans to shift focus to a consolidation of the corporate group so that global growth can be fostered over the next few years. “This also, of course, includes modest acquisitions and the evaluation of various national subsidiaries in regards to their optimization potential.” He noted that after rapid growth over the past few years, the time has now come to optimize internal processes and structures across the board. NOVOMATIC is also an international pioneer when it comes to the area of player protection. In 2017, an innovative fingerprint access system was introduced at ADMIRAL Casinos & Entertainment AG in Austria, and the facial recognition access system CLEVER ENTRY was introduced at LÖWEN Entertainment GmbH in Germany.
LAS VEGAS (June 29, 2018) – A player has won $405,877.20 on Aristocrat’s new Gana con Susana™ ONE LINK™ progressive jackpot. The jackpot is the first since the Gana con Susana progressive launched at City Center Rosario and hit within the first 10 days of going live on the casino floor.

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When Susana Gimenez’s voice cheered “Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, you won!" over the game speakers announcing the jackpot, the player said he wasn’t sure what had happened until he was applauded and congratulated by other players in the casino.

The Gana con Susana progressive launched June 7 with a personal appearance by mega television star Susana Gimenez at City Center Rosario.

The progressive has a configurable starting jackpot of 300,000 pesos up to a maximum of 450,000 pesos. This sum creates even more excitement in the casino by adding a jackpot progressive on top of each player's favorite slot games.

Aristocrat’s ONE LINK Mystery Progressive Jackpot is a customizable program that offers a wide area or single site progressive jackpot. The solution is fully integrated into Aristocrat’s media system to create visual appeal and leverages the bonusing pool capability across the enterprise.

The progressive technology allows the operator to select any Aristocrat Game Sale product to run on the link, including newest game themes as well as proven player favorites.

For more information about ONE LINK 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.

About Aristocrat
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global provider of land-based and online gaming solutions. The Company is licensed by more than 200 regulators and its products and services are available in more than 90 countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines and casino management systems. For further information, visit the company’s website at www.aristocrat-us.com.
LAS VEGAS (June 29, 2018) – A player has won $405,877.20 on Aristocrat’s new Gana con Susana™ ONE LINK™ progressive jackpot. The jackpot is the first since the Gana con Susana progressive launched at City Center Rosario and hit within the first 10 days of going live on the casino floor.

Photo: Download high res image here: https://we.tl/sSvPyrJJs8

When Susana Gimenez’s voice cheered “Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, you won!" over the game speakers announcing the jackpot, the player said he wasn’t sure what had happened until he was applauded and congratulated by other players in the casino.

The Gana con Susana progressive launched June 7 with a personal appearance by mega television star Susana Gimenez at City Center Rosario.

The progressive has a configurable starting jackpot of 300,000 pesos up to a maximum of 450,000 pesos. This sum creates even more excitement in the casino by adding a jackpot progressive on top of each player's favorite slot games.

Aristocrat’s ONE LINK Mystery Progressive Jackpot is a customizable program that offers a wide area or single site progressive jackpot. The solution is fully integrated into Aristocrat’s media system to create visual appeal and leverages the bonusing pool capability across the enterprise.

The progressive technology allows the operator to select any Aristocrat Game Sale product to run on the link, including newest game themes as well as proven player favorites.

For more information about ONE LINK 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.

7 Clans casinos first in the U.S. to offer inter-casino slot tournaments via IGT's Spin-Splosion!


LONDON, June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that the Otoe-Missouria Tribe deployed IGT's Spin-Splosion!® video slot tournament technology at five 7 Clans Oklahoma casinos, making Otoe-Missouria the first operator in the U.S. to offer inter-casino Spin-Splosion! tournaments. Otoe-Missouria Tribe-owned casinos 7 Clans First Council, Perry, Paradise, Chilocco, and Red Rock in Oklahoma now offer patrons the opportunity to compete against players at any of these resorts in spirited Spin-Splosion! video slot tournaments.

"We are happy to be the first operator in the United States to offer players inter-casino slot tournaments via IGT's Spin-Splosion! tournament solution and extend the excitement of tournament play beyond a single casino," said Bruce Barnett, 7 Clans Casinos Chief Executive Officer.

"By adding Spin-Splosion! to its casino floors, Otoe-Missouria is introducing a new level of competitive slot entertainment to Oklahoma," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. "This turnkey tournament solution gives Otoe-Missouria the option of enhancing the player experience on IGT's CrystalSlant cabinet with exciting tournament play across five casino properties at once."

The Spin-Splosion! tournament solution is powered by IGT Tournament Manager 5.0 solution, and was deployed throughout the five Otoe-Missouria properties on 42 CrystalSlant® gaming machines.

As part of the deployment, Otoe-Missouria qualified to participate in IGT's Spin-Cation promotion. Spin-Cation enables Otoe-Missouria to send 15 of its valued players on an eight-day Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Breeze. Lucky players will be granted an entry into the ship's grand finale Spin-Cation Tournament, which has a guaranteed increasing prize pool that starts at $100,000.

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, youtube.com/igt.

LONDON, June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced that it has received an amount of gross proceeds from the issuance of €500 million 3.500% senior secured notes due 2024 (the "New Notes") sufficient to finance the payment by IGT of the aggregate tender offer consideration (the "Tender Offer Consideration") with respect to its outstanding:

(i) €700,000,000 4.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 represented by the Regulation S global note (the "4.125% Notes") (ISIN: XS1204431867); and

(ii) €500,000,000 4.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 (the "4.750% Notes" and together with the 4.125% Notes, the "Notes") (ISIN XS0860855930),

validly tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to an offer to purchase dated June 18, 2018 (the "Offer to Purchase" and such offer, the "Offer") (such condition being the "Financing Condition").

On June 26, 2018, IGT announced that €262,395,000 aggregate principal amount of the 4.125% Notes and €112,100,000 aggregate principal amount of the 4.750% Notes had been validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) and that, subject to satisfaction of all conditions set out in the Offer to Purchase, it intended to accept for purchase all of the Notes tendered in the Offer. The Final Acceptance Amount (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) is therefore €374,495,000.

IGT hereby announces that all conditions set out in the Offer to Purchase, including the Financing Condition, have been satisfied and that therefore it will pay on the date hereof the Tender Offer Consideration plus accrued and unpaid interest on the applicable Notes from, and including, the immediately preceding interest payment date up to, but excluding, June 28, 2018.

BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and Société Générale acted as the Dealer Managers for the Offer.

LAS VEGAS: June 28, 2018Gaming Arts, LLC (“Gaming Arts” or “the Company”) today announced that a lucky California woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, recently won $100,000 playing the Company’s Super Coverall Big Jackpot Bingo at BJ’s Bingo & Gaming in Fife, Wash.

The woman, a California resident in her fifties, was playing the Moonlight bingo session on June 12 when she hit on the 46th ball for the super COVERALL and an amazing instant win of $100,000.

BJ’s Bingo & Gaming celebrated her win with a jackpot party complete with balloons, confetti, and cake for all players. The lucky player returned to California $100,000 richer.

BJ’s Bingo General Manager Jenynne DeNoble said, “It was exciting to see one of our patrons win such a large prize. When we realized that she won, the entire bingo room became a celebration. This is an experience that only Gaming Arts can provide our players.”

Gaming Arts’ Super Coverall Big Jackpot Bingo multi-win bingo game features a $100,000 grand prize for the lucky player who achieves a COVERALL in 50 or less, along with numerous smaller prizes. Gaming Arts pays the jackpots, enabling the bingo operator to focus on exciting their players and increasing bottom-line revenue.

Gaming Arts’ President Mike Dreitzer said, “One of the best parts of my job is seeing enthusiastic people win great prizes playing our exciting bingo games. BJ’s Bingo is an excellent partner and it is truly rewarding to know that we have again changed a player’s life forever with our ‘life-changing jackpot’ games. This is especially gratifying as it occurred at such a fabulous bingo facility.”

This $100,000 jackpot follows yet another big win, which recently occurred when an Arizona man took home an incredible $1,000,000 playing the Gaming Arts’ Bingo Millions® game. Bingo Millions® is the world’s richest ongoing bingo game. Gaming Arts is well-known in the bingo world for its vast library of exciting and creative bingo games, which offer “life-changing jackpots” along with a host of other great prizes. Every year, Gaming Arts pays out millions in prizes to lucky bingo enthusiasts across the country.

About Gaming Arts
Gaming Arts, LLC, a privately owned and operated business headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the world leader in bingo and keno games and technology and is now entering the electronic gaming machine market with some of the world’s most innovative slot games. Gaming Arts holds gaming licenses in approximately 80 jurisdictions, and its games and systems are installed in hundreds of casinos and bingo halls across the United States, the Pacific Rim, and South Africa. To learn more, visit http://www.gamingarts.com or call 702.818.8943.
Multi-year deal to develop & distribute 10 Everi slot titles on-board GAN market leading enterprise software platform


London & Dublin | June 27, 2018: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company") an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gaming software, services and online gaming content in the United States, today announces that casino technology solutions supplier, Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI), has entered into a multi-year extension with GAN for the development and distribution of ten (10) online slot games based on original Everi game themes. The games will be deployed locally on the GAN Platform for distribution by GAN to its diverse operator clients of Simulated Gaming coast-to-coast in the US and real money Internet gaming in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and in Europe.



Three (3) of Everi's most popular slot themes, Total Meltdown®, Carnival in Rio®, and Starry Night®, will receive upgrades from previously released online games to HTML5 client applications to be developed by GAN in H2 2018. An additional seven (7) Everi titles will be developed by GAN in HTML5 including marquee slot themes Zoltar™, Peking Fantasy®, Red Carpet®, Mystical Tarot®, Dragons Wild®, Ragtime Riches®, and Wild A Go-Go®.



Development fees received by GAN under the operation of this Agreement will generate a positive contribution to GAN revenues in H2 2018 and H1 2019.



Management Commentary



Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:



"We've been working closely with Everi since 2013 and are delighted to extend and enhance our working partnership, to the direct benefit of all GAN's operator clients of both Simulated Gaming and real money Internet gaming in regulated markets. We're proud to continue serving as a trusted custodian of Everi's valuable intellectual property to be distributed online by GAN for real money Internet gaming into New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Italy, and other European markets as well as for Simulated Gaming coast-to-coast across the US."



David Lucchese, Executive Vice President of Digital and Interactive at Everi commented:



"Extending our agreement with GAN is a reflection of their commitment to developing quality online high-value slot machine content on their mature technology platform. GAN's extensive distribution network enables us to deliver our content rapidly into complex real money Internet gaming markets and for Simulated Gaming which has been adopted by an increasing number of major US casino operators who are all valued clients of Everi."

LONDON, U.K. – June 27, 2018 – IGT’s Aurora™ product development team was named the winner of a silver Stevie® Award in the Excellence in Application Modernization category during the 16th Annual American Business Awards® held in New York on June 11.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

Under the leadership of Robert Beauparlant, IGT’s Vice President of Product Development, Lottery and Core Platforms, the team at IGT created an innovative endto-end lottery solution, Aurora, which is widely recognized as a successful, revolutionized application in the lottery industry. IGT’s longstanding technology partner, HCL, nominated Aurora for several reasons, citing that it is a versatile modern architecture and an advanced end-to-end lottery solution with user interfaces that work on any browser or device; is cost effective; and delivers a faster speed-to-market, among many other benefits.

Beauparlant has worked in the government-sponsored lottery and gaming industry for over 30 years and currently leads a team of more than 200 engineers, spanning all engineering disciplines, in IGT’s Lottery & Core Platforms Division.

“This award further validates IGT’s leadership in the global lottery and gaming market where government-sponsored gaming is at the intersection of gaming, politics, and social responsibility,” said Beauparlant. “It also provides affirmation of our Aurora product strategy in helping to modernize the clients we serve. I thank HCL for their nomination and for their longstanding relationship as a valued strategic partner with IGT; Matthew Whalen, CTO Lottery and Core Platforms, for his vision and support; and the whole Aurora team for their hard work and dedication and without whom this recognition would not be possible.”

More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The nominations submitted for the 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding. The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to 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 with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors of The 2018 American Business Awards include HCL America, John Hancock Financial Services and SoftPro.

Company Also Receives Honorary Commendation for Best Payment Company

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that the Company won Best Casino Platform Supplier at the 2018 EGR North America Awards, and received Honorary Commendation for Best Payments Company. The EGR North America Awards celebrate leading operators and service providers who have shown outstanding performance and innovation in the last 12 months. The winners were announced yesterday at an awards ceremony held at the Le Meridien in Philadelphia.

"We're honored that SG Digital was recognized as the Best Casino Platform Supplier of the Year and SG Lottery's cashless solution received the Honorary Commendation for the Best Payment Company at the 2018 EGR North America Awards," said Barry Cottle, President and CEO, Scientific Games. "We take great pride in using the most advanced technology in the industry to create the world's best gaming entertainment experiences. These recognitions from the industry are a testament to the incredible innovation and collaboration happening every day with our talented Scientific Games teams to help our customers achieve their goals."

The Best Casino Platform Supplier win for Scientific Games underpins the strength and success of the Company's new Digital division. Scientific Games' Open Gaming System (OGS) and Open Platform System (OPS) solutions bring customers to the forefront of the digital gaming landscape by offering unparalleled online technology and a library of 2,000+ games.

Scientific Games received Honorary Commendation for Best Payments Company for its cashless lottery solution. In 2017, the Company expanded its pilot program with the Pennsylvania Lottery to accept debit card payments – for the very first time in the U.S. – offering players a Payment Card Industry (PCI)-certified way to purchase their favorite lottery games in retail stores using technology directly integrated with the Lottery's central gaming system. By expanding payment options to include debit cards, the solution provides access to new players who may not carry cash and offers more convenience to existing players.

All ® notices signify marks registered in the United States. © 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

 

Following the success of Ainsworth’s PAC-MAN WILD EDITION™ in the North American casino market, Casino ADMIRAL Gibraltar has launched the game on its casino floor alongside a compelling line-up of Ainsworth titles. The new game selection complements the entertaining range of slots, tables, bingo and sports betting available at the Gibraltar venue.


PAC-MAN™ is one of the most recognizable figures in video game history and Ainsworth has brought the retro feel to casinos as part of a partnership with Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. PAC-MAN WILD EDITION™ arrives at Casino ADMIRAL Gibraltar on the advanced A640™ cabinet and brings with it great gaming action, sounds and features such as a ‘Fruit Bonus’ for increased wins, free games that turn the screen into an extra-large 9x5 reel array and a ‘Big Wheel Spin’ feature that gives the chance to win one of three progressive jackpots.


Next to PAC-MAN WILD EDITION™ on the A640™ cabinet is Rumble Rumble Bear™ that features a curved reel display above the main reels, a variety of bonuses and 2-level standalone progressive jackpot. The A600™ cabinet has also been introduced at the venue, exciting players with top performing titles such as Fire Strike™ and Treasure Strike™ on the Dream Strike™ multi-level linked progressive, and Ultimate Thunder™ and Wild Wins™ on the Win Storm™ linked progressive.


Tim Mitchell, Casino Director of Casino ADMIRAL Gibraltar said: “The cabinet and screen quality of the new Ainsworth products are outstanding – they stand out even next to the latest models of other brands. Very impressed.”


Sonya Nikolova, Head of Sales Ainsworth Europe, said: “Ainsworth’s PAC-MAN WILD EDITION™ now provides an unbeatable offering for game lovers in Europe. Casino ADMIRAL Gibraltar is a trendsetter in its area, so the selection of the linked progressive products and premium titles for the A640™ cabinet would definitely turn into a must-repeat experience for the versatile audience of the Gibraltar casino.”

Atlantic City's newest casino to open with IGT Advantage casino management system and player-favorite IGT games such as Wheel of Fortune and Fort Knox Video Slots

LONDON, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (IGT) today announced that Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. will open its doors with a gaming floor connected by IGT Systems solutions, including the Company's flagship casino management system (CMS), IGT Advantage®. The soon-to-open casino will also feature a vast portfolio of notable IGT games such as SPHINX 4D™ Video Slots, Wheel of Fortune® Slots, Fort Knox® Video Slots, classic film-favorite THE GOONIES Video Slots, and many of the Company's "Proven Performer" core games. Ocean Resort Casino will also leverage IGT's Remote Game Server (IGT RGS®) to deliver proven IGT games such as Cleopatra® and Wheel of Fortune Slots to desktop and mobile.

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships...
IGT 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...
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IGT Advantage will connect more than 1,900 slot games at Ocean Resort Casino, and will be complemented by a range of other IGT systems solutions. Ocean Resort Casino will utilize IGT's Service Window for in-display player communications, the Random Riches® and Carded Lucky Coin bonuses for exciting player promotions, and IGT's Mobile Host, Mobile Dashboard and Mobile Notifier systems technologies for agile operations and excellent customer service.

"Creating a highly personalized loyalty program and a gaming floor that includes the industry's most in-demand games for our Ocean Premier loyalty members are top priorities for Ocean Resort Casino," said Frank Leone, Ocean Resort Casino CEO. "We are confident that the combination of IGT games and systems solutions that we've deployed will position us to drive play while efficiently operating our world-class gaming floor."

"By combining proven IGT games such as Fort Knox and Wheel of Fortune video slots with our IGT Advantage, bonusing apps and mobile systems innovations, our customers at Ocean Resort Casino are well-positioned to offer their casino guests exceptional customer experiences with real-time loyalty rewards on cutting-edge games and hardware," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming.

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LONDON and LAS VEGAS, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that the Company's UK division, SG Gaming and SG Digital will mark the 50th anniversary of its world-renowned brand, Barcrest, this year.

Over 50 years, Barcrest has grown from a business with just two employees in 1968 to the global content brand it is today. The early 1990s saw Barcrest lead the way in hardware development across various retail sectors, with the creation of successful cabinets such as Genesis and Rio. In 2011, Scientific Games acquired the Barcrest business, and today it operates on a global scale as a content brand under the wider umbrella of gaming brands alongside WMS and Bally.


As a leading gaming brand, Barcrest has earned its place within gaming history. From small beginnings, its people and its ability to adapt to an ever-changing gaming landscape has ensured that it is a name that has become synonymous with quality, design innovation and passion.


Phil Horne, CEO of SG Gaming said: "A 50th anniversary is an impressive milestone for any brand, and we're extremely proud that even as a global name, the business still operates in the Manchester area, less than five miles from where it all began. What's more, with over 200 original Barcrest employees within our dedicated workforce from departments across the business including content, finance, warehouse and systems, the Barcrest values are also still very much at the heart of the business.


"The team's hard work, values and passion are the reasons that Barcrest is still a leading content innovator and well-loved brand after all these years. Many of our operators and their players will have fond memories of the games released over the years and we are proud that the Barcrest brand continues to be integral to SG Gaming UK and the wider Scientific Games group. We look forward to marking this achievement, and hope for another 50 years of success to follow."


With its extensive back-catalogue of popular content titles, operators recognise Barcrest's impressive contribution to the Arcade and Bingo sectors. Barcrest-branded machines featured widely across Arcades, pubs and Bingo clubs throughout the UK, hitting a high in the mid 1990's with over 40,000 manufactured in a single year. As a leading manufacturer and employer in the Manchester area since releasing its first game, Invader, in 1970, Barcrest has developed innovative content across five decades, including the iconic Rainbow Riches series – launched in 2006. It was also one of the first operators to introduce community gaming in 2009, with the launch of Rainbow Riches™ Party and continues today to create a stream of popular community content titles and products.


Over the years, Barcrest content has successfully evolved to fit with modern gaming environments, reaching players across multiple gaming channels, including online and mobile and leading innovation in its sectors. The Barcrest brand continues to be globally recognised, with its fully omni-channel approach under SG Gaming UK strengthened by its alignment with SG Digital.


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Company Will Also Continue Supplying Industry-leading Lottery Loyalty Rewards Program in New Mexico

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that the New Mexico Lottery Authority (the "Lottery") has awarded the Company an eight-year contract to provide instant products and services, and a two-year loyalty rewards program. With the new contract, Scientific Games becomes the New Mexico Lottery's primary provider of instant games and related services, including research and lottery sales force training. As part of the contract, the Company will also continue to provide technology, content and services for the Lottery's Points and Rewards/Second-Chance Promotions program.

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"Based on our business plan, Scientific Games has proven that they have the experience to help the New Mexico Lottery grow profits in the next eight years by delivering quality instant games, support and strategic planning for our product portfolio and player engagement," said David Barden, CEO, New Mexico Lottery Authority. "We look forward to leveraging that experience to responsibly grow revenue and to help support New Mexico's Legislative Lottery Scholarship program."

As the primary instant games provider, Scientific Games will provide the New Mexico Lottery with a comprehensive instant products program beginning with review of the entire instant product portfolio, as well as game performance analysis, new game development and retail execution. Players in New Mexico will continue to enjoy the fun and entertainment of favorite games from the Company such as Betty Boop™ and MONOPOLY™, as well as new innovative holiday second-chance opportunities like last season's Holiday Dash Promotion, which helped increase the Lottery's VIP Club membership 10.5 percent.

"Scientific Games is honored to be selected as the leading instant game partner for the New Mexico Lottery. We will help the Lottery develop a high-performing portfolio of instant games supported by one of the industry's most engaging loyalty and rewards programs," said John Schulz, Senior Vice President, Instant Products at Scientific Games. "Our teams will work together to develop a fully integrated offering that will support the Lottery's business goals to create more returns to college scholarships in the state."

Scientific Games has supported the New Mexico Lottery with instant games for more than 20 years, and launched the Company's industry-leading loyalty rewards program for the Lottery in January 2015. Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $758.9 million for education and more than 116,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.

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.

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PROVIDENCE, RI – June 25, 2018 – IGT employees from around the world volunteered with various charities and non-profit organizations as part of IGT’s inaugural “Global Giving Week – A Day For Doing,” which was held May 6-12, 2018. During this set week, employees were provided with an additional paid workday off to volunteer at a non-profit of their choice. Many employees dedicated their time to prepare meals for the homeless, work with shelter animals, assist the elderly, clean up parks, among other activities to help those in need.


“This was IGT’s first Global Giving Week, and we were proud to see so many employees around the world literally roll up their sleeves and do their part to make their communities a better place,” said Angela Wiczek, IGT Vice President of Corporate Communications. “It was a rewarding, yet very humbling, experience for many of our employees. Some locations were so inspired that they are planning a second day of service in their communities over the summer.”


More than 600 IGT employees participated worldwide, including those in all parts of the U.S., as well as in the U.K., Canada, Italy, China, Australia, Czech Republic, Barbados, St Marteen, Trinidad & Tobago, and Spain. In total, employees volunteered over 4,100 hours.


“Given the success of this inaugural year, we are planning to make Global Giving Week an annual event,” said Wiczek.


IGT is also making a donation to Mercer County Parks System in New Jersey for having the largest, single IGT team volunteer during Global Giving Week, with a total of 28 volunteers who helped to clean up litter at the playground, picnic areas, and all around Mercer Lake.


The Company offers three employee-giving programs and encourages all employees to give back to their local communities through IGT’s Day Off For Volunteerism, Matching Gifts, and Dollars For Doers.

Lucky player’s $5.00 wager converts to largest Wheel of Fortune Slots jackpot of 2018 thus far

LONDON – June 25, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) today announced that a lucky slot player at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas won a whopping $3,225,340 jackpot on June 9, 2018 playing the Wheel of Fortune® Winning Wedges Video Slots game. The life-changing jackpot is the largest Wheel of Fortune Slots jackpot paid out in 2018 thus far, and the largest jackpot in Silverton’s history.

The winning player placed a $5.00 wager on the Wheel of Fortune Winning Wedges Video Slots to win the record-setting jackpot. The penny-denomination slot game’s progressive jackpot started at $500,000. The winner wished to remain anonymous.

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TULSA, Okla. (June 22, 2018) – An Oklahoma woman hit VGT’s $uper Hit$® Jackpot$ for $907,228.87 while playing at Choctaw Casino in Grant, Oklahoma. Alice was playing VGT’s player-favorite Lucky Ducky® $uper Hit$ Jackpot$ game when she hit the jackpot.

$uper Hit$ Jackpot$ is a 3-reel mechanical wide area progressive appearing on top of player-favorite VGT game titles and has a starting jackpot of $250,000. This year alone, players have won more than $2,466,768.54 playing $uper Hit$ Jackpot$.

The $uper Hit$ Jackpot$ progressive is available for play at casinos across North America and is available for installation in all North American Class II jurisdictions.

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (June 22, 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is pleased to announce that it has signed a 12-month agreement with the Lottery of the City of Buenos Aires (LOTBA) to provide a variety of advisory, consulting, training, and auditing services related to games of chance and their connected activities.

The Lottery of the City of Buenos Aires has the competence to authorize, organize, operate, collect, administer, and control games of chance, skill games, and pari-mutuel wagering and connected activities in the territory of the City of Buenos Aires. The agreement procures the correct operation of the Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo Sociedad Anónima (HAPSA), Casino Buenos Aires, and official agencies.

“We are thankful to LOTBA for trusting GLI to provide them with our world-class professional consulting, training, and auditing services,” said James Maida, GLI President and CEO. “As the first and most experienced independent gaming and lottery testing laboratory in the world, we look forward to working closely with LOTBA’s regulators to help ensure the integrity of the gaming and lottery industries in Buenos Aires.”

“We are also thankful for the confidence that LOTBA has placed in GLI’s global resources to deliver the type of outstanding results the Latin American and Caribbean gaming and lottery industries have come to expect from GLI,” said Karen Sierra-Hughes, GLI’s Director of Latin American and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development. “This agreement with LOTBA further underscores GLI’s strong commitment to the Latin American and Caribbean region, as evidenced also by our upcoming Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable in Lima, Peru August 6 – 8.”

“This agreement is very important for the Lottery of the City because we understand GLI´s prestige and global recognition. The signing of this agreement will allow us to train our team and continue to work in line with our transparency principles,” said Martín García Santillán, President of LOTBA.

GLI is proud to expand its successful partnership with gaming and lottery regulators in Argentina. Last year GLI, through its world-renowned GLI University® professional education program, provided training to Argentina regulators, as well as other regulatory entities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
LONDON, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced the successful pricing of €500 million 3.500% senior secured notes due 2024 (the "Notes"). The proceeds of the Notes will be used to pay the principal and premium in respect of certain senior secured notes of IGT under a tender offer previously announced by IGT and to pay certain fees and expenses in connection with such tender offer and the offering of the Notes.

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...

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

Settlement of the Notes is subject to customary conditions and is expected on June 27, 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The communication of this news release and any other documents or materials relating thereto is not being made, and such documents or materials have not been approved, by an authorized person for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (the "FSMA"). Accordingly, such documents or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of such documents or materials is exempt from the restriction on financial promotions under Section 21 of the FSMA on the basis that it is only directed at and may be communicated to (i) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments, being investment professionals as defined in Article 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Financial Promotion Order"); (ii) persons who fall within Article 43(2) of the Financial Promotion Order; or (iii) any other persons to whom these documents or materials may lawfully be made under the Financial Promotion Order. Any investment or investment activity to which this news release relates is available only to such persons or will be engaged only with such persons and other persons should not rely on it.
IGT Megabucks player wins $11.1 million jackpot, breaks IGT’s 2018 jackpot record


LONDON – June 20, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) continued its millionaire-making legacy after its hallmark slot games -- Wheel of Fortune® slots, Megabucks® slots, and Powerbucks® slots -- each awarded life-changing jackpots in May.

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

On May 5, a Powerbucks online slots player won $1,744,567 CAD playing the Powerhits game on Loto-Quebec’s online gaming website in Quebec, Canada.


On May 9, a Megabucks slots player won $11,183,715 at Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. This jackpot marks the largest IGT Megabucks jackpot in 2018.


On May 26, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,322,752 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev.

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LAKEWOOD, NJ (June 20, 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International, (GLI®) is celebrating its 30th anniversary working in partnership with the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. To mark this historic milestone, GLI President and CEO James Maida presented the Commission with a special plaque commemorating the renewal of GLI’s longstanding consulting contract during the Commission’s quarterly business meeting in Deadwood, South Dakota on June 20, 2018.

South Dakota became a pioneer in the gaming industry more than three decades ago by being the first state in the country to implement a video lottery system. At the time, the state’s Lottery Commission turned exclusively to a new company called GLI for start-up consultation and video terminal/system testing and certification. Soon after, the South Dakota Commission on Gaming was created to regulate casinos and contracted with GLI for slot machine testing. Now, 30 years later, GLI and the South Dakota Commission on Gaming are continuing their three-decade relationship by renewing GLI’s consulting contract.

Since it first began, the contractual relationship between GLI and the South Dakota Commission on Gaming has evolved along with gaming in the state. Today, GLI tests a wide variety of advanced electronic gaming equipment and consults with the state on the latest emerging gaming technologies.

“In 1989, the State of South Dakota took a chance on a small startup gaming test lab and today we can look back with a sense of pride in all that we have accomplished together during these many years,” said James Maida, President and CEO of GLI. “We have enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. We owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude for believing in our company and sharing our vision of how gaming could flourish under the protection of independent testing. We look forward to working together for years to come to ensure the integrity and prosperity of South Dakota’s trailblazing gaming industry.”

“Since the inception of gaming in South Dakota, GLI has been an invaluable part of our accomplishments from the outset,” stated Larry B. Eliason, Executive Secretary for the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. “As we began the process of implementing gaming throughout the state, we needed to ensure our residents, and ourselves, that gaming could be conducted honestly and successfully, while protecting competition and public policy. Our close relationship with GLI was, and continues to be, a key element in achieving those goals.”

Jamaica, New York – IGT today announced that the Resorts World Casino New York City in Jamaica, NY can now entertain its guests with the latest version of IGT’s Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG). Resorts World Casino players can now enjoy automated roulette on any one of the property’s 32 newly installed terminals. The new terminals feature landscape-oriented, ultra-HD displays, and a variety of configurability options.

“The newly installed IGT Dynasty ETG terminals offer both casual and experienced players a unique, user-friendly way to play their favorite table games,” said Scott Molina, President of Resorts World Casino New York City. “By introducing the Dynasty terminals to our floor, we’ve created an approachable table gaming experience for our players that diversifies our offerings.”

LAS VEGAS, June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced today that its SG Digital division has signed a contract with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) to provide the operator with expanded sportsbook solutions over a multi-year period.

With BCLC having already utilized the OpenBet sportsbook for several years, the agreement includes a full upgrade of BCLC's digital sports betting solutions, providing them with the latest iteration of the market-leading OpenBet™ sportsbook portfolio, including improvements to live betting, a streamlined cashout experience, and additional promotional capabilities. The upgrades are targeted for launch by the end of 2018.


The upgrade agreement underpins the strength of the longstanding relationship between Scientific Games and BCLC. In addition to digital gaming and sportsbook solutions, the Company has provided casino gaming and lottery systems to BCLC for many years.


Keith O'Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook and Platforms at SG Digital, said, "Together, SG Digital and BCLC will drive the Canadian market to a new sports betting era. We're thrilled to continue our partnership with a longstanding and respected operator in the online space. Our OpenBet products are a perfect fit for BCLC, and we look forward to our continued partnership."

– Strategic Acquisition to Propel Company into Real-Money Gaming Business
– Increases Distribution and Revenue Potential of AGS’ Popular Online Game Content

LAS VEGAS, June 19, 2018 – AGS (“the Company") (NYSE: AGS) announced today it has acquired Gameiom Technologies Limited (“Gameiom”), a UK and Gibraltar licensed iGaming aggregator and content provider for real-money gaming (“RMG”) and sports-betting partners. This transaction bolsters AGS’ diverse product portfolio with the ability to offer iGaming operators some of the highest-performing game content in the marketplace through Gameiom’s remote game server (“RGS”). Under the terms of the transaction, AGS has acquired Gameiom for $5 million in cash and will integrate Gameiom to serve as the launchpad for the Company’s iGaming division, which will become part of its AGS Interactive business segment.

“In assessing RMG providers, AGS felt it was important to pursue a pure content aggregation and distribution platform as opposed to a direct-to-consumer iGaming operation,” said David Lopez, President and CEO of AGS. “Gameiom fits that bill perfectly – their platform enables AGS to distribute our industry-leading game content into many markets, including the U.S, establishing a real-money gaming solution designed to generate revenue for AGS and our partners. Gameiom’s RGS platform is flexible, scalable, robust, and open, capable of delivering hundreds of games and sports-betting integration to operators quickly and reliably. More importantly, Gameiom’s values align with our playbook – they are passionate, team oriented, aspire to win, and a bit obsessed with gaming, just like us.”

Matt Reback, Executive Vice President of AGS, added: “This acquisition significantly expands the channels for our industry-leading game content to Gameiom’s key partners, which include BetVictor, Ladbrokes Coral, and William Hill, to name a few. Gameiom knows operators and game developers want to see their content go live as quickly as possible through a reliable integration on a robust platform, and that focus on speed and quality is why they have experienced rapid success over the past 18 months. Acquiring this team and their RMG technology further diversifies and enhances our interactive product suite.”

With offices and licenses in the UK and Gibraltar, Gameiom currently distributes content from more than 15 game suppliers including Ainsworth, Gaming Realms, Reflex Gaming, and 1X2 Network, providing access to more than 100 live games and a library of more than 1,000 additional games. As part of the acquisition, AGS will retain and employ the Gameiom team – including key executives Stuart Carr, Tony Ellis, Gary Hardy, and John Carr – ensuring a smooth transition for customers as AGS expands and grows the current product in the marketplace. Keystone Law acted as a legal advisor to Gameiom during the completion of this acquisition with AGS.
LONDON, U.K. – June 18, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) today announced that the Company will present a diverse set of gaming solutions for its Washington-based tribal gaming customers at the 2018 Northwest Indian Gaming Conference and Expo (“NWIGA”) in Shelton, Wash., June 19-20. New content on the CrystalCurve™ Cabinet will anchor the Company’s NWIGA portfolio, and will complement the other exciting solutions within IGT’s booth 201.

“IGT’s new CDS Class III titles on the stunning CrystalCurve cabinet are designed to extend our momentum in introducing market-attuned content to Washington. At the Northwest Indian Gaming Conference and Expo, IGT will present a compelling games, hardware, and systems portfolio that can help our tribal gaming customers throughout the region to differentiate their casino floors and advance their entertainment offerings,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming.

Product highlights within IGT’s NWIGA booth will include:

· CrystalCurve™ Cabinet and Content: IGT will showcase the CrystalCurve cabinet with Central Determination System (“CDS”) Class III titles such as the new Triple Fortune Dragon® series with base games Unleashed™, Spitfire™, and Gold™. The titles offer exiting features such as 15 linked progressive jackpots to attract players. IGT will also highlight strong Premium games for the CrystalCurve cabinet with titles such as the Fort Knox® progressive with the Twin Win™, Majestic Gorilla®, and Cleo® base games.

· CrystalDual 27 Cabinet and Content: IGT will present a CDS-compatible CrystalDual 27 cabinet within the Company’s booth. The gorgeous 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. IGT will showcase this approved, market-ready hardware with titles such as the Red Hot Tamales!®, It’s Magic™ Lilly, and Gold Creek® games.

· Class II Bingo Content: The Company will present new video bingo games developed on the Ascent® platform with titles such as Wolf Ridge® and Dancing Reels Salsa® games -- both “Proven Performer” Class III titles that have been adapted to a Class II Bingo format. The titles will be showcased on the stunning CrystalDual 27 cabinet.

Systems Solutions: IGT’s premier casino management system (CMS), IGT Advantage®, will be on display within the Company’s booth. IGT Advantage enables operators to optimize their casino floors and create world-class patron loyalty programs. IGT Advantage was also the first CMS to receive Washington State Gaming Commission’s approval as a “Single Ticket Solution,” – allowing players to freely move Ticket-In, Ticket-Out (TITO) tickets to, from, and between Class II and Class III gaming machines. In addition, the Company will showcase its award-winning mobile solution, Cardless Connect within its booth. Cardless Connect can enhance tribal casinos by giving players a mobile option for logging in and out of patron loyalty sessions and initiating funds transfers to slot machines.

TRUE 3D™ Content: The Company will display its eye-popping TRUE 3D technology on the AXXIS™ 3D cabinet with the Jurassic World™ 3D game. This thrilling game combines the excitement of the Jurassic World film with the entertainment of bonuses and 3D fun. TRUE 3D technology uses integrated eye-tracking to make images jump off the screen, giving players a unique glasses-free 3D gaming experience.
LAS VEGAS (June 18, 2018) – Ainsworth Game Technology (AX: AGI) this week welcomed longtime gaming industry leader Joseph Bertolone as its new President – North America.

Mr. Bertolone is based in Ainsworth North American headquarters in Las Vegas. He has assumed responsibility for the company’s North American operations, reporting to Ainsworth Chief Executive Officer Danny Gladstone.

Mr. Bertolone most recently served as President and CEO of DEQ Systems Corp., a TSX Venture Exchange listed corporation. Previously, he has also held several key senior executive positions for gaming suppliers, operators and regulatory organizations in the global gaming industry.

“I look forward to working closely with Ainsworth’s North American and Australian teams to build upon the strong foundation established across the U.S. and Canada,” said Mr. Bertolone. “Ainsworth has some tremendous positive momentum and I look forward to continuing to grow and prosper, while ensuring we provide top-notch products and service to our customer partners.”

Mr. Gladstone said: “We are delighted to have Joseph lead Ainsworth’s North American business. He has proven understanding of product led growth and a successful track record of delivering strong returns for shareholders. Joseph will continue to execute Ainsworth’s growth strategy in North America by leveraging our technology capabilities and distribution footprint to drive profitable growth and recurring earnings.”