LONDON, June 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced an invitation to holders (each a "Holder" and collectively, the "Holders") of each series of the 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, which were issued with an initial coupon of 3.500% (the "4.750% Notes" and, together with the 4.125% Notes, the "Notes" and each series of Notes, a "Series") (ISIN XS0860855930) issued by IGT to tender their Notes for purchase by IGT for cash (the "Offer") on the terms and subject to the conditions set out in the offer to purchase dated June 18, 2018 (the "Offer to Purchase") prepared in connection with the Offer, and is subject to the offer and distribution restrictions set out below. Capitalized terms used herein but not defined have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase.  For the avoidance of doubt, with respect to the 4.125% Notes, the Offer is only being made for such 4.125% Notes which are represented by the Regulation S global note (ISIN: XS1204431867).

The tender offer consideration for each €1,000 principal amount of the 4.125% Notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offer will be €1,050 (the "4.125% Notes Tender Offer Consideration"). The tender offer consideration for each €1,000 principal amount of the 4.750% Notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offer will be €1,070 (the "4.750% Notes Tender Offer Consideration", and together with the "4.125% Notes Tender Offer Consideration", the "Tender Offer Consideration").   

All Holders of purchased Notes will also receive, in addition to the Tender Offer Consideration, a cash amount in euro equal to the accrued and unpaid interest on the applicable Notes, from, and including, the immediately preceding interest payment date up to, but excluding, the date of payment for the tendered Notes, which, subject to satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, shall occur promptly following the Expiration Date (as defined below) (the "Settlement Date") (such cash amount, "Accrued Interest").

IGT hereby also announces that to take advantage of the current market conditions it intends to launch a new offering of euro notes (the "New Notes Offering"). The purpose of the Offer and the New Notes Offering is to extend the weighted average maturity of IGT's debt.      

Subject to the terms and conditions set out in the Offer to Purchase, IGT intends to purchase an aggregate principal amount of Notes (if any) validly tendered for an aggregate Tender Offer Consideration with respect to such Notes across both Series up to an amount equal to the gross proceeds from the New Notes Offering. However, IGT reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to accept an aggregate principal amount of Notes (if any) validly tendered for an aggregate Tender Offer Consideration that is significantly more or significantly less than the New Notes Proceeds and, in the event that any Accrued Interest, costs, fees or expenses are subsequently designated by IGT to be paid with the New Notes Proceeds, this would reduce by such amount the Tender Offer Consideration available to be paid and consequently the aggregate principal amount of Notes accepted for purchase (the final aggregate principal amount of Notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offer being the "Final Acceptance Amount").    

The Offer is subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, including among other things, IGT (in its sole discretion) being satisfied that it has received, or will receive, by the Settlement Date, an amount of gross proceeds from the New Notes Offering which would be sufficient to finance the payment by IGT of the aggregate Tender Offer Consideration with respect to all Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offer to Purchase (the "Financing Condition"). IGT may waive the Financing Condition in whole or in part.

Key Terms of the Offer

Subject to the terms and conditions set out in the Offer to Purchase, IGT intends to purchase Notes validly tendered for the applicable Tender Offer Consideration, subject to the Final Acceptance Amount.

IGT reserves the right, in its sole discretion and subject to any applicable law, to terminate the Offer with respect to one Series and not terminate the Offer with respect to the other Series. IGT also reserves the right, in its sole discretion and subject to any applicable law, to decide the aggregate principal amount of the Notes of each Series to be purchased pursuant to the Offer subject to the Final Acceptance Amount. Such amount may not be equal to, or pro rata with, the aggregate principal amount of the Notes of the other Series which IGT determines to purchase pursuant to the Offer. If the purchase of all Notes of a Series validly tendered at or prior to the Expiration Date would cause the aggregate principal amount of the Notes of such Series purchased to exceed the aggregate principal amount of the Notes of such Series IGT decides to purchase in the Offer, then the Offer will be oversubscribed as to such Series. If the Offer is oversubscribed as to a Series, then IGT will purchase validly tendered Notes of such Series on a pro rata basis. As a result, Holders may be left with a portion of their Notes even if they tender all of their Notes. 

IGT will accept Notes for purchase only in minimum denominations of €100,000 and integral multiples of €1,000 in excess thereof (in the case of the 4.125% Notes) and €100,000 (in the case of the 4.750% Notes). No alternative, conditional or contingent tenders will be accepted. In the event of proration, IGT will only purchase validly tendered Notes of a Series to the extent such proration would not (i) result in IGT purchasing less than €100,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes of such Series validly tendered by a Holder or (ii) leave a Holder with less than €100,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes of such Series in which case such tender of Notes will be rounded down or up such that either (a) an amount equal to the relevant minimum denomination of the relevant Series of Notes or (b) no amount of Notes would be required to be returned to the relevant Holders. In the event of proration, IGT will determine each Proration Factor as soon as practicable after the Expiration Date.

The Offer begins on June 18, 2018 (the "Launch Date") and expires at 4:00 p.m., London time, on June 25, 2018 (the "Expiration Date"), unless the period for the Offer is extended or reopened or the Offer is amended or terminated. The relevant deadline set by any intermediary or a Clearing System will be earlier than this deadline. In order to participate in, and be eligible to receive the relevant Tender Offer Consideration and the Accrued Interest pursuant to the Offer, Holders must validly tender their Notes by delivering, or arranging to have delivered on their behalf, a valid Electronic Instruction that is received by Lucid Issuer Services Limited (the "Tender and Information Agent") by the Expiration Date. IGT expects to announce (i) the amount of Notes validly tendered for each Series and, subject to satisfaction of the General Conditions and the Financing Condition, the amount of Notes accepted for each Series and each Proration Factor (if any) and (ii) the Final Acceptance Amount, on June 26, 2018, unless the Offer is extended. The expected date for payment of the Tender Offer Consideration and Accrued Interest for the Notes accepted for purchase and settlement of such purchases is expected to be June 28, 2018.  

Subject to applicable laws and regulations and as provided in the Offer to Purchase, IGT may, in its sole and absolute discretion, extend, re-open, amend or terminate the Offer at any time before the Expiration Date and may, in its sole and absolute discretion, waive any of the conditions to the Offer. Details of any such extension, re-opening, amendment, waiver or termination will be announced as provided in the Offer to Purchase as soon as reasonably practicable after the relevant decision is made.

IGT will promptly announce the Final Acceptance Amount by issuing a news release. If Holders tender more Notes in the Offer than they expect to be accepted for purchase by IGT and IGT subsequently accepts for purchase more than expected by such Holder, such Holders will not be able to revoke any of their previously tendered Notes. Accordingly, Holders should not tender any Notes that they do not wish to be accepted for purchase.

Expected Timetable of Events

The times and dates below are indicative only.

June 18, 2018.

Invitation to tender announced by IGT and Offer to Purchase available from the Tender and Information Agent.


Expiration Date

4:00 p.m., London time, on June 25, 2018, unless extended or earlier terminated.

The final deadline for receipt of valid Electronic Instructions by the Tender and Information Agent in order for Holders to be able to participate in the Offer. The deadline set by each Clearing System for the submission of Electronic Instructions will be earlier than the Expiration Date.


Announcement of Conditional Results

As soon as practicable on June 26, 2018.

Announcement by IGT of:


1)

the amount of Notes validly tendered for each Series and subject to satisfaction of the General Conditions and the Financing Condition, the amount of Notes accepted for each Series and each Proration Factor (if any); and


2)

the Final Acceptance Amount.


Announcement of Satisfaction of the Financing Condition

As soon as practicable on the Settlement Date.

Announcement by IGT of whether or not the Financing Condition has been satisfied.


Settlement Date

The Settlement Date is expected to occur promptly following the Expiration Date. Assuming the Offer is not extended or earlier terminated, the Settlement Date is expected to be June 28, 2018.

IGT will pay to the applicable Clearing Systems the amount of cash necessary to pay the Tender Offer Consideration and Accrued Interest. IGT shall have no obligation to make or pay interest by reason of any delay by a Clearing System in making payments to the Holders or otherwise.

The above dates and times are subject, where applicable, to the right of IGT to extend, re-open, amend or terminate the Offer. Beneficial owners are advised to check with any broker, dealer, bank, custodian, trust company or other intermediary or nominee through which they hold Notes whether such institution would require receipt of instructions to participate in the Offer before the deadline specified above.

The deadline set by each Clearing System for the submission of Electronic Instructions will be earlier than the relevant deadlines above.

Further Information

The Offer is described in full in the Offer to Purchase which is available from the Tender and Information Agent (as detailed below). Requests for information in relation to the procedures for participating in the Offer should be directed to the Tender and Information Agent:


Lucid Issuer Services Limited
Tankerton Works
12 Argyle Walk
London WC1H 8HA
United Kingdom
Attention: Arlind Bytyqi
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7704 0880
Email: igt@lucid-is.com


Any questions regarding the terms of the Offer should be directed to the Dealer Managers:


BNP Paribas
10 Harewood Avenue
London NW1 6AA
United Kingdom
Attention: Liability Management Group
Telephone: +44 20 7595 8668


Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch
Winchester House
1 Great Winchester Street
London EC2N 2DB
United Kingdom
Attention: Liability Management
Telephone: +44 20 7545 8011


Société Générale
E-mail: liability.management@bnpparibas.com
10 Bishops Square
London E1 6EG
United Kingdom
Attention: Liability Management
Telephone: +44 20 7676 7680
E-mail: liability.management@sgcib.com

DISCLAIMER

No offer or invitation to acquire any securities is being made pursuant to this news release. Each Holder is recommended to seek its own financial and legal advice, including in respect of any tax consequences, immediately from its stockbroker, bank manager, solicitor, accountant or other independent financial, tax or legal adviser. Any individual or company whose Notes are held on its behalf by a broker, dealer, bank, custodian, trust company or other nominee must contact such entity if it wishes to tender such Notes pursuant to the Offer. None of IGT, the Dealer Managers or the Tender and Information Agent makes any recommendation whether Holders should tender Notes pursuant to the Offer.

OFFER AND DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTIONS

Neither this news release nor the Offer to Purchase constitutes an invitation to participate in the Offer in or from any jurisdiction in or from which, or to any person to or from whom, it is unlawful to make such invitation or for there to be such participation under applicable securities laws and regulations. The distribution of this news release and the Offer to Purchase in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by laws and regulations. Persons into whose possession this news release or the Offer to Purchase comes are required by each of IGT, the Dealer Managers and the Tender and Information Agent to inform themselves about, and to observe, any such restrictions.

United States

The Offer is not being made, and will not be made, directly or indirectly in or into, or by use of the mail of, or by any means or instrumentality of interstate or foreign commerce of or of any facilities of a national securities exchange of, the United States. This includes, but is not limited to, facsimile transmission, electronic mail, telephone and the internet. Accordingly, copies of this news release and any other documents or materials relating to the Offer are not being, and must not be, directly or indirectly mailed or otherwise transmitted, distributed or forwarded (including, without limitation, by brokers, dealers, banks, custodians, trust companies or other intermediaries or nominees) in or into the United States. Any purported tender of Notes in the Offer resulting directly or indirectly from a violation of these restrictions will be invalid and any purported tender of Notes made by a person located in the United States or any agent, fiduciary or other intermediary acting on a non-discretionary basis for a principal giving instructions from within the United States will be invalid and will not be accepted.

Each person participating in the Offer will represent that it or any beneficial owner of the Notes or any person on whose behalf such person is acting is not a U.S. Person or a resident or located in the United States and will not be resident or located in the United States at the time of the submission of its Electronic Instruction pursuant to the Offer. For the purposes of this news release, "United States" means the United States of America, its territories and possessions, any state of the United States of America and the District of Columbia. "U.S. Person" has the meaning ascribed thereto in Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

European Economic Area

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.

Italy

None of the Offer, this news release or any other document or materials relating to the Offer have been or will be submitted to the clearance procedures of the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa ("CONSOB") pursuant to Italian laws and regulations. The Offer is being carried out in Italy as an exempted offer pursuant to article 101-bis, paragraph 3-bis of the Legislative Decree No. 58 of 24 February 1998, as amended (the "Financial Services Act") and article 35-bis, paragraph 3 of CONSOB Regulation No. 11971 of 14 May 1999, as amended. Holders or beneficial owners of the Notes that are located in Italy can tender Notes for purchase in the Offer through authorized persons (such as investment firms, banks or financial intermediaries permitted to conduct such activities in the Republic of Italy in accordance with the Financial Services Act, CONSOB Regulation No. 20307 of 15 February 2018, as amended from time to time, and Legislative Decree No. 385 of 1 September 1993, as amended) and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations or with requirements imposed by CONSOB or any other Italian authority.

United Kingdom

The communication of this news release and any other documents or materials relating to the Offer 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.

France

The Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, to the public in the Republic of France ("France"). Neither this news release nor any other document or material relating to the Offer has been or shall be distributed to the public in France and only (i) providers of investment services relating to portfolio management for the account of third parties (personnes fournissant le service d'investissement de gestion de portefeuille pour compte de tiers) and/or (ii) qualified investors (investisseurs qualifiés), other than individuals, acting for their own account, all as defined in, and in accordance with, Articles L.411-1, L.411-2 and D.411-1 of the French Code monétaire et financier, are eligible to participate in the Offer. This news release has not been and will not be submitted for clearance to nor approved by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers.

General

This news release does not constitute an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell Notes (and tenders of Notes in the Offer will not be accepted from Holders) in any circumstances in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. In those jurisdictions where the securities, blue sky or other laws require the Offer to be made by a licensed broker or dealer and any Dealer Manager or any of the Dealer Managers' respective affiliates is such a licensed broker or dealer in any such jurisdiction, the Offer shall be deemed to be made by such Dealer Manager or affiliate, as the case may be, on behalf of IGT in such jurisdiction.

In addition to the representations referred to above in respect of the United States, each Holder participating in the Offer will also be deemed to give certain representations in respect of the other jurisdictions referred to above and generally as set out in the Offer to Purchase. Any tender of Notes for purchase pursuant to the Offer from a Holder that is unable to make these representations will not be accepted. Each of IGT, each Dealer Manager and the Tender and Information Agent reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to investigate, in relation to any tender of Notes for purchase pursuant to the Offer, whether any such representation given by a Holder is correct and, if such investigation is undertaken and as a result IGT determines (for any reason) that such representation is not correct, such tender shall not be accepted.

LAS VEGAS (June 15, 2018) –  Aristocrat’s cabinets and games are popular with operators and players across Latin America. Now in booth #54 at the Peru Gaming Show, Aristocrat will premiere new cabinets, links, and game themes, adding to the company’s offerings for its customers.

Peru Gaming Show takes place June 20 and 21 at the Jockey Convention Center in Lima.

Aristocrat’s Lightning Link™ is the most popular video slot game in the world and is a hit among operators in Peru, and now Aristocrat is launching the new Lightning Link titles Bengal Treasures™, Moon Race™, Tiki Fire™, and Wild Chuco™.

Aristocrat’s Helix™ cabinet has been very effective for operators throughout Latin America and Peru, and the company’s new Helix XT™ cabinet takes the fun to a big new level. The all-new Helix XT is an affordably priced portrait style premium cabinet and offers best-of-industry features, such as 4k graphics, a virtual button deck, and a sleek, curved screen.

The new Helix XT cabinet launches with Gold Stacks 88™ and the game themes Lunar Festival™ and Dancing Foo™, two games that take full advantage of Helix XT’s size and the player-favorite Asian game trend.

Aristocrat will also launch a new Gold Stacks™ progressive link on the Helix+™ cabinet, giving operators more options to appeal to each type of player.

The fun on Aristocrat’s Arc™ Single cabinet gets even more exciting with the introduction of new Mighty Link™ licensed products, including the hysterical Ted™, the high-flying PanAm™, and the flirtatious Elvira™ game themes. Aristocrat’s Zorro™ Mighty Cash has been very successful in Peru, and the company will be expanding the franchise with new titles.

Join Aristocrat in booth #54 at Peru Gaming Show, online at www.aristocrat-us.com, and on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

LONDON, U.K. – June. 14, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that MGM Resorts International (“MGM Resorts”) (NYSE: MGM) is utilizing IGT’s sports betting platform to run its retail sports betting operations as the State of New Jersey has now opened legalized sports betting.

IGT was selected by MGM Resorts to provide its end-to-end sports betting solution at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Borgata has opened for sports betting with IGT’s retail point-of-sale system, enabling in-casino patrons to place in-play and pre-match sports bets over the counter, effective today.

IGT brings significant expertise and experience to providing leading technology to MGM Resorts sports betting. IGT currently powers MGM Resorts’ retail sports betting at 10 major Las Vegas Strip properties, and mobile sports betting on the playMGM app with IGT PlaySpot™ technology throughout Nevada.

“Deployment of IGT’s sports betting solution at Borgata demonstrates that we are ready to deliver the products, technology, support and service to make retail and mobile sports betting a reality in any legalized state, today,”  said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America. “We’re very excited to extend our successful sports betting relationship with MGM Resorts to New Jersey and beyond.”

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.

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.

LAS VEGAS, June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming Arts, LLC ("Gaming Arts" or "the Company") today announced that it will showcase an array of its cutting-edge bingo and keno solutions at the Canadian Gaming Summit in Niagara Falls, Ontario June 18-20.

The Company will display its innovative solutions for driving player engagement and revenue in its Canadian distributor Bet Rite's Booth No. 200 at the Scotiabank Convention Center.

Mike Dreitzer, Gaming Arts President said, "This is our first year with such a strong presence at the Canadian Gaming Summit. We are excited to meet with the provincial lotteries and show them how our library of the world's leading bingo and keno solutions can add value to their operations and take the player experience to the next level."

Gaming Arts' games, mobile promotional solutions, systems, and kiosks will be available in Canada through Bet Rite and on display at the Canadian Gaming Summit. Attendees visiting the Bet Rite Booth No. 200 will get to experience the following Gaming Arts innovations:

SuperBingo Slots – Groundbreaking Video Content & Sleek Design

SuperBingo Slots deliver powerful and entertaining game mechanics and player-favorite features, including: frequently hitting bonuses and wins, multipliers, free games with retriggers, four-level progressives, multi-game options, bonus balls, wheel bonuses, and flexible configuration for individual and floor-wide progressives. Each game in the library is highly differentiated in terms of game theme, content, and game mechanics, giving players unique experiences to heighten anticipation and excitement.

Featured on the Phocus® upright and slant cabinets and crowned by the new Top Phocus® slot toppers, SuperBingo Slots are distinguished by a unique spherical design to draw players from across the gaming floor. Gaming Arts' games and cabinets are so unique they have been granted numerous patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

SuperPROMO™ Mobile Games Add Floor-wide Excitement, Offer Second-Chance-to-Win

SuperPROMO, designed for gaming floors, is a suite of four highly customizable mobile games which can be awarded to targeted players for promotional opportunities such as weekly drawings, hot-seat drawings, table-game promotions, or to incentivize player's club sign-ups and payroll check cashing. Gaming Arts' SuperPROMO games are delivered to players by casino personnel on a mobile tablet and promoted across a casino's digital enterprise to deliver an exciting and interactive social experience for the entire casino floor. With no disruption in game play, these engaging games offer players an additional chance to win through touch-activated wheel spins, match-and-win, pick-and-win, and scratch-and-win options.

SuperGames Offer Life-changing Jackpots to Increase Play

Gaming Arts' SuperGames suite is based on a simple concept: offer your players "life-changing jackpots" to increase attendance, player spend, and operational profitability. Gaming Arts funds the jackpots, reducing the overall liability for bingo operators; there is no risk and countless rewards through an endless selection of custom games with prizes from $5,000 to $1,000,000.

Bingo Millions Deliver Linked Bingo Progressive and $1 Million Top Award

Gaming Arts offers the world's first and only $1 million linked bingo progressive and $1 million bingo games, all at no risk to the operator. With Bingo Millions, Gaming Arts pays the top progressive award to help drive play and excitement across any bingo environment.

EZ Kiosk – World's First and Only Freestanding and Fully Automated Keno Kiosk

Gaming Arts' EZ Kiosk is the only freestanding, self-service kiosk that enables players to purchase and redeem keno or bingo tickets for up to 16 different games. This unique experience offers quick-pick betting, side-bet games, customizable bet amounts, and extensive game options.

Optima® System Game-Management System Offers Powerful Mobile, Self-Service, and Reporting

Gaming Arts offers the world's most popular and robust keno game management system. This sophisticated, and easy-to-deploy system uses the latest technologies for managing any kind of "numbers-game" such as keno, bingo, and lottery across multiple locations. The system also offers progressive jackpots that can be shared by multiple wide-area servers and terminals.

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.

About Bet Rite Inc.
Bet Rite Inc., Canada's gaming supplier, is solely focused on bringing world-class gaming products and services to the Canadian casino market. Founded in 2009, Bet Rite management has over 40 years of Canadian gaming experience. Bet Rite is a registered gaming vendor in every province across Canada. For more information, visit http://www.betrite.ca or call 506.870.8290.

LONDON – June 13, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT), holder of the largest slot game feature patent portfolio in North America, announced that it has signed a patent cross-license agreement with FlowPlay, Inc. (“FlowPlay”), a developer and publisher of community-based online social games. Under the agreement, FlowPlay can develop games including patented game features from the IGT portfolio and will pay ongoing licensing fees to IGT. Financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

“We are excited to become a member of the Game Features patent pool managed by IGT. Licensing these game features patents will help FlowPlay build on our legacy of success offering massively multiplayer online (MMO) games and free-to-play social casino titles such as Vegas World,” said Derrick Morton, FlowPlay CEO. “Partnering with industry leader IGT provides us with a phenomenal selection of patents that we can leverage to expand our scope of development and suite of online social games to ultimately reach new audiences.”

“We are excited to expand our game feature patent licensing efforts to online social casino game development with FlowPlay,” said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America. “FlowPlay offers more than 45 different casino-style games already, and this agreement helps to ensure that even more of the authenticity and excitement of land- based casino gaming extends to players in the online social space.”

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.

© 2018 IGT. All other trademarks used herein are owned by IGT or its affiliates, may not be used without permission, and where indicated with a ®, are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

LAS VEGAS, NV (June 12, 2018) - Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®)  announced that it will host its much-anticipated 11th Annual Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable August 6 - 8, 2018 in Lima, Peru, where Mr. Manuel San Roman Benvante, General Directorate for Casino Games and Slot Machines, Peru Gaming Regulator, will be the host regulator.

Presented by the global independent consultancy, testing, and certification laboratory’s world-renowned GLI University®, this year’s Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable is an educational event held free-of-charge and attendance is exclusively for gaming and lottery regulators and government lotteries.

Held at the Estelar Hotel - Miraflores in Lima, the 2018 Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable offers two informative days of learning, networking, and thought-provoking discussion. Gaming and lottery regulators and government lotteries will share and gain important strategic insights from industry experts regarding such mission-critical topics as iGaming, sports betting, licensing, development and implementation of new games, regulatory updates, money laundering controls, testing and certification, and more. Attendees will also experience cutting-edge technological innovations that are fueling the future of gaming and lotteries in the rapidly evolving Latin American and Caribbean gaming and lottery sectors.

Karen Sierra-Hughes, GLI’s Director of Latin America and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development, stated, “We cordially invite gaming and lottery regulators and representatives of government lotteries to join us in Lima Aug. 6 - 8 for engaging discussions and informative presentations regarding the many important issues affecting the Latin American and Caribbean gaming and lottery sectors. Attendees will also gain valuable insights from our expert team of global specialists.”

“We are dedicated to enhancing professional relationships between regulators by building a solid foundation of mutual understanding and cooperation, and by promoting a common interest in the prosperity and regulated growth of the Latin American and Caribbean industry,” added Sierra-Hughes. “The Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable reaffirms our strong and continuing commitment to this important region.”

 

Comprehensive Agenda Covers Key Industry Topics

This year’s comprehensive Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable agenda offers attendees a wide range of important and timely topics that are critical to the success of the Latin American and Caribbean gaming and lottery sectors, including:

  • Regulatory and Policy Development Best Practices - Establishing strong regulations that also allow for a thriving industry
  • Online Gaming, Sports Betting, and Lottery - The preference of new generations; risk assessment approach for the incorporation of new games and products; regulation/supervision; mobile gaming; player identification; player protection; and security
  • Best Practices in Technology and Certification for Lottery and Gaming Operations
  • Standards for Sports Betting Regulation and Supervision
  • Tools for the Professionalization and Institutional Strengthening of Government Lotteries
  • Licensing Operations and Process for Renewals 
  • Latin America and Caribbean Regulatory Update for Land-Based and Online Gaming and Lottery
  • Field Inspection and Supervision Processes for Land-Based and Online Operations
  • Responsible Gaming
  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
  • What do the Gaming and Lottery Industries Mean for Our Countries? Dissemination of industry facts; job creation; social responsibility; social causes; the industry as a business

 

Building on a History of Success

Last year’s Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable, held in Panama City, Panama, welcomed attendees representing government lotteries and gaming and lottery regulators from many countries across the region, including:

  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Curacao
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Spain
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uruguay

2017 Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable Attendee Testimonials

“Our industry is highly regulated, and it is, therefore, important to be able to respond effectively and immediately to new technological and regulatory trends. Precisely, the answer to those tendencies and their management are those that GLI allows us to study and focus on during Regulators Roundtables – a unique opportunity for all regulators from the industry to be able to share experiences and ideas so we can carry out our ministerial work effectively.”

  • Jaime A. Irizarry Delgado, Gaming Director, Puerto Rico Tourism Company

“The Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable was a great opportunity to learn from the state first hand where the gaming industry stands in their region, with its different complexities and peculiarities. The opportunity to exchange experiences with other regulators, without a doubt, allows us to broaden our perspective and reflect on what value we want to add to this activity and how we take on the challenge of regulating it, taking care not only of the technological advances, but also to ensure that their development takes place within an ethical framework.”

  • Vivien Villagrán Acuña, Superintendent of the Superintendency of Casinos, Chile

“It has been an honor for me to have attended the GLI Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable for the first time. This Regulators Roundtable has been a real success in terms of the quality of presentations, content and active participation of its participants.”

  • Guillermo Olagüe Sánchez, Deputy General Director of Gambling Regulation at the DGOJ (Directorate General for Gambling Regulation), Ministry of Finance and Civil Service, Spain

 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN. (Registration is only for gaming and lottery regulators and government lotteries)

To register for the 2018 Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable, please click here.

The NOVOMATIC slot game based on the infamous vampire road movie From Dusk Till Dawn™ brings filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez to the casino floor for the first time – and has now landed in Mexico. A wide-scale event of NOVOMATIC and Televisa, owner of leading operator PlayCity Casinos, launched the game at 16 venues throughout the country.

From Dusk Till Dawn™ is part of NOVOMATIC’s recent strategy to develop a string of omnichannel IP titles. Featuring the likes of George Clooney, Salma Hayek and Juliette Lewis, players are taken on an action-packed journey to Mexico. A well-rounded combination of proven NOVOMATIC math, explosive gameplay and sounds, a raft of bonuses and 2-level progressive jackpot appeals to a diverse range of slot enthusiasts. The game rolled out at all PlayCity casinos on the leading V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 cabinet, already a hit in Mexico.

To mark the premiere, launch parties took place simultaneously at every venue. TV spots for the game launch aired in the week running up to the event for all casinos, making this the biggest ever launch of a themed slot title in Mexico. The headline event took place at PlayCity Casino Plaza Real in Monterrey where giant screens welcomed visitors with clips from the various game bonuses.

Players were instantly drawn to the game and reactions on the night were outstanding: “Great cabinet, great game, you tricked me into staying all night!” said one customer. “The best part is that the bonus gives what men or women want,” said another. This themed title follows the success of a wide range of NOVOMATIC slots, bingo games and cabinets already popular in Mexico.

Judith Barrientos, Sales Manager Crown Gaming Mexico, said: “It was a challenge to launch a single game when our multi-games have become so well established in Mexico. From Dusk Till Dawn™ shows that NOVOMATIC is more than all the classics and taking the brand out of its comfort zone also produces great results. The launch night was very successful and I am really thankful to PlayCity, without them, this would not have been possible.”

About NOVOMATIC
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs
around 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 75 countries. The Group operates around 270,000 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.

LONDON, U.K. – June 11, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced it will present a comprehensive portfolio of games and solutions for its customers in Latin America at the 2018 Peru Gaming Show, June 20-21 in Lima, Peru. The two-day event will serve as an important platform for the Company to showcase its commitment to delivering entertaining, market-relevant solutions that can fuel its customers’ growth.

“IGT is pleased to demonstrate our expanded hardware and content portfolio at the Peru Gaming Show, and to showcase how our new products such as the CrystalDual 27 cabinet can complement IGT’s other successful products in the region,” said Marcel Heutmekers, IGT Senior Vice President Latin America Gaming. “IGT will also showcase new, market-ready multi-level progressive games such as Fortune Gong and Fort Knox.”

Must-see products within IGT’s stand 60 will include:

·         CrystalDual® 27 Cabinet and Content: Featuring two, 27-inch 4K displays, the CrystalDual 27 cabinet will make its Latin America trade show debut. The versatile cabinet supports a rich library of new and proven IGT game themes, and will display a variety of multi-game bundles designed specifically for Latin American market opportunities. Standout titles on the CrystalDual 27 cabinet will include -- new diversity HD game bundles, along with USwitch™ multi-game bundles that feature a user-friendly game selector that groups similar types of games. The USwitch intuitive design makes it easier for players to find games that suit their individual gameplay preferences.

 

·         CrystalCurve™ Cabinet and Content: IGT will showcase both core and premium titles on the 43-inch curved, ultra-HD 4K display of the CrystalCurve cabinet. The Wild Fury Jackpots™, Ocean Magic Grand™, All In™ and Mega Wheel™ games will be among the many “Proven Performer” core titles that attendees can enjoy within IGT’s stand. IGT will also demonstrate the internationally celebrated multi-level progressive Fortune Gong™ and Fort Knox® games. Both titles feature a deep library of base games and give players the chance to win mystery-driven jackpots.

 

·         Multi-Level Progressives on the CrystalSlant™ Cabinet: IGT’s thrilling new multi-level progressive, Cash Climb™ slots will be on display on the CrystalSlant cabinet. The high-energy, eleven-level progressive game will be introduced with two compelling game themes: Cash Climb Greek Glory™ and Cash Climb Heavenly Treasures®.

 

·         TRUE 3D™ Content on the AXXIS® 3D Cabinet: New TRUE 3D titles James Cameron’s Avatar™ 3D and ZUMA™ 3D will make their Latin America debut. Avatar 3D brings to life one of the most successful movies of all time, while the ZUMA 3D game presents an entertaining, vibrant experience with the game’s use of glasses-free TRUE 3D technology.

 

·         New Games for the S3000® Cabinet: The Company will highlight new game titles for its globally successful S3000® mechanical reel cabinet. The Triple Double Diamond® and Double Gold games will be must-play titles within IGT’s stand. IGT’s Money Storm® link on the S3000® cabinet will also make its Latin America debut. This high energy, multi-level progressive is available in three and five-reel configurations, and features engaging “Win Zones” that heighten player anticipation and excitement.

 

For more information visit IGT.com or the Company’s Peru Gaming Show event page here.

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, June 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today congratulated its longtime customer, the Delaware Lottery, the first U.S. lottery to expand to full-scale sports betting following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 on May 14, 2018. Delaware's Governor Carney purchased the first sports wager on Tuesday at Dover Downs Race and Sports Book.

"In anticipation of the Supreme Court's ruling on PASPA, we have been working with our long time sports providers Scientific Games and William Hill, as well as training our lottery and casino staff, so that we were ready to launch full-scale, head-to-head betting on single games," said Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery.

Delaware is the first U.S. state to add full-scale sports betting after the PASPA ruling. The state previously offered legal sports betting on professional football and has now expanded its offering to other sports.

Since 2009, Scientific Games has managed an integrated sports betting program through Delaware Lottery retailers and casino sports books, working with William Hill, a leading global sports book operator for sports risk management services, and Stadium Technology Group, which provides the sports software used to take wagers in Delaware. The program has grown the Delaware Lottery's sports betting revenues from $10 million to more than $46 million across a network of land-based casinos and lottery retailers in the state.

"As Delaware is known as 'The First State', it's appropriate they were first in the nation to expand regulated sports betting after the PASPA ruling. We are proud to support the Delaware Lottery's long history of industry firsts, and thrilled to be their trusted provider of an integrated sports betting program serving both casinos and lottery retailers across the state," said Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President, Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games.

"The combination of Scientific Games and NYX Gaming Group earlier this year created a global leader across iLottery, iGaming and sports betting that offers unrivaled capabilities to lotteries worldwide," said McHugh. "As an integrated company, we are ready to serve our customers like the Delaware Lottery with the gaming entertainment industry's leading platforms, content and services."

Scientific Games also provides lottery instant games, draw-based games including Keno, iGaming and video lottery gaming to the Delaware Lottery.

A supplier to more than 150 lotteries globally, including nearly every North American lottery, Scientific Games is known for game innovation and complex, integrated systems technology implementations. The Company is currently the fastest growing lottery systems supplier in the U.S., and the leading lottery systems supplier in Europe.

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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

London & Dublin | June 7, 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, advises that all resolutions notified to shareholders on May 22, 2018 and proposed at the General Meeting of the Company held today, June 7, 2018, were duly passed and, accordingly, shareholders have approved the subscription by new investors for 15,000,000 new shares in the capital of the Company. The subscription has raised gross proceeds of £7.5m for the Company.

The Company plans to use the net proceeds of the Subscription to substantially increase GAN's software engineering and operational resources to better serve existing major US clients' services such as the WinStar.com Overseas Internet Casino, launch new US clients and new services in the US in anticipation of Internet sports betting following the US Supreme Court's decision to lift the Federal Ban on sports betting delivered on May 14, 2018.

Proceeds from the Subscription will also be used to repay in full the £2,001,483 9% Convertible Unsecured Loan Notes 2022 issued by GAN in April 2017, in order to strengthen the Company's balance sheet, it thereby being debt-free and capitalized to levels the Directors of GAN believe are reasonably required to serve major multi-property and multi-State casino groups in the US.

Application has been made to the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Dublin for the Subscription Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM and the ESM, respectively. Admission of the Subscription Shares will become effective and dealings will commence in the Subscription Shares at 8.00 a.m. on June 8, 2018. The enlarged issued share capital of the Company on Admission is 85,051,924.

Management Commentary

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:

"This strategic capital raising exercise, completed today, positions GAN to consolidate its US market position and capture substantial incremental revenue opportunities available resulting from both Internet gaming and sports betting regulation in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and other US States expected to regulate Internet gambling in the near future."

This announcement contains inside information as defined in EU Regulation No. 596/2014 and is in accordance with the Company's obligations under Article 17 of that Regulation.

Capitalised terms used, but not defined in this announcement, have the same meanings as set out in the Circular.
Company Successfully Executing Against Growing Market Opportunity for Revolutionary Back-of-the-House Restaurant Management Solutions

HAMDEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 6, 2018-- TransAct® Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT) (“TransAct” or “the Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, announced today that it has secured new potential placements for its AccuDate™ restaurant solutions terminals at six major restaurant and foodservice operator customers through the first five months of 2018. These placements, the majority of which are for the AccuDate XL, could represent at least 7,000 terminals, demonstrating TransAct’s ongoing success with the rollout of its new-to-the-industry back-of-the-house software applications hub that helps operators manage their businesses more effectively and efficiently. The Company expects the roll-out and sales of the terminals to occur over the next several years and all AccuDate XL placements will include significant recurring revenue opportunities for TransAct in the form of the Company’s AccuDate-branded label offerings as well as software and maintenance support contracts.

Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and CEO of TransAct Technologies, said, “TransAct has made significant progress in terms of product functionality, industry awareness and sales momentum since we first introduced our AccuDate restaurant solutions several years ago. So far this year, we have secured important new wins for our AccuDate solutions with six well-known national customers encompassing more than 7,000 potential terminals. While these wins build on prior sales success with other national restaurant and foodservice customers and validate our ongoing commitment to innovation and the operational savings made possible by our terminals, we believe they represent early stepping stones to what we expect will become a significant and transformational business for TransAct. We are excited to work with these six new customers as we assist them in rolling out our AccuDate terminals and in making these terminals critical components of their day-to-day operations. Our sales team also looks forward to working with interested operators to help them better understand the benefits of our solutions as they evolve their processes for the future. Ultimately, we believe the future is bright for the AccuDate family of solutions and we are diligently executing on this opportunity each and every day.

“We are very encouraged by the tangible industry enthusiasm at the recent 2018 National Restaurant Association Show for products that help manage back-of-the-house operations such as our AccuDate solutions. Our extensive dialog with current and potential customers at the show reinforced our view that the pursuit of increased efficiency and improved cost controls are top of mind for restaurant and foodservice operators of all sizes. In today’s environment where labor costs and commodity costs continue to rise thereby squeezing profits, restaurant and foodservice operators are looking for technology solutions that will allow their kitchens to operate more efficiently. TransAct has positioned its AccuDate solutions lineup to fill this role, including our new AccuDate XL2e which we expect will become a central connected hub that talks to a wide variety of current and future technology solutions such a temperature monitoring probes thereby creating the kitchen of the future. Our AccuDate solutions are ideally suited to become critical components of kitchen workflows and will bring together advanced technologies into a single, easy to use and easy to maintain device.”

For more information on the Company’s AccuDate solutions, please visit www.transact-tech.com/restaurant-solutions.

About TransAct Technologies Incorporated

TransAct Technologies Incorporated is a global leader in developing software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets including restaurant solutions, POS automation, casino and gaming, lottery, mobile and oil and gas. The Company’s solutions are designed from the ground up based on customer requirements and are sold under the AccuDate™, EPICENTRAL®, Epic®, Ithaca®, RESPONDER and Printrex® brands. TransAct has over 3.0 million printers and terminals installed around the world and is committed to providing world-class service, spare parts and accessories to support its installed product base. Through the TransAct Services Group, the Company also provides customers with a complete range of supplies and consumable items both online at http://www.transactsupplies.com and through its direct sales team. TransAct is headquartered in Hamden, CT. For more information, please visit http://www.transact-tech.com or call (203) 859-6800.

AccuDate is a registered trademark of TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. ©2018 TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. All rights reserved.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release include forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe" or "continue" or the negative thereof or other similar words. All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, customer acceptance and market share gains, both domestically and internationally, in the face of substantial competition from competitors that have broader lines of products and greater financial resources; our competitors introducing new products into the marketplace; our ability to successfully develop new products; our dependence on significant customers; our dependence on significant vendors; dependence on contract manufacturers for the assembly of a large portion of our products in Asia; our ability to protect intellectual property; our ability to recruit and retain quality employees as the Company grows; our dependence on third parties for sales outside the United States, including Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and Asia; the economic and political conditions in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and Asia; marketplace acceptance of new products; risks associated with foreign operations; the availability of third-party components at reasonable prices; price wars or other significant pricing pressures affecting the Company's products in the United States or abroad; risks associated with potential future acquisitions; the risk that our new line of food safety and oil and gas products will not drive increased adoption by customers; and other risk factors detailed in TransAct's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and the Company assumes no duty to update them to reflect new, changing or unanticipated events or circumstances.
Re-confirms H2 launch of Internet sports betting in the US

London & Dublin | June 6, 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 provides an update following the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") to overturn the previous Federal US prohibition on sports betting enshrined with the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act 1992 ("PASPA").

Recent press reports have speculated that certain New Jersey casinos may be prohibited from launching Internet sports betting due to their ownership of or other association with US sports teams ("Issue").

The Company re-confirms it is preparing to launch Internet sports betting in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania for its clients in H2 and further confirms the Company has investigated the reported Issue with its clients and does not currently expect any impact on GAN's plans to launch sports betting in H2.

Sports betting will be delivered as an integrated extension into GAN's enterprise software platform and GAN will participate in the material incremental sports betting revenues. These incremental revenues are expected to be material for GAN in H2.

Management Commentary

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:

"Online sports betting 'go-live' preparations are well advanced and we remain confident in launching as soon as reasonably possible in H2."

Significant Regulator, Operator, and Supplier Demand for Sports Betting Technical Standard Culminates After a Year-Long Process of Analysis and Collaboration

LAKEWOOD, NJ (June 5, 2018) – After more than a year of working closely with domestic and international gaming stakeholders, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) announced that it has released its longawaited draft technical standard specifically for event-wagering operations. “GLI-33: Event Wagering Systems” is a technical standard produced by GLI for the purpose of providing independent technical analysis and/or certifications to wagering industry stakeholders wishing to represent compliance for their wagering operations and systems. 

GLI Responds to Significant Demand

More than 12 months ago, U.S. state regulators, sports betting operators, sovereign tribal nations, lotteries, and industry suppliers across the country began asking GLI to establish a clear and cohesive technical standard for sports/event wagering systems designed to help them regulate and/or implement legal wagering on sports and other events. Responding to this stakeholder demand, GLI spent approximately one-year formulating GLI-33, which was submitted for industry-wide comment via an advisory notice on May 18, 2018. 

GLI Leverages Decades of Global Sports Betting Experience

Leveraging its decades of extensive global sports/event wagering experience throughout markets in Australia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, Canada, and the U.S. (Nevada), GLI’s global team of sports betting experts has been working closely with industry stakeholders across the country to help prepare them for the expansion of regulated sports betting in the U.S. These types of industry collaborations are immeasurably valuable for the industry as they allow interested parties to guide technical standardization across the industry.  

“As the first and most experienced independent event-wagering testing and certification lab in the world, we used our nearly 30 years of global sports-wagering experience to develop GLI-33, the world’s first event-wagering standard that can be effectively deployed by jurisdictions across the U.S. to ensure the integrity of the country’s dramatically expanding sports betting opportunities,” stated James Maida, President and CEO of GLI. 

“We are gratified that so many gaming authorities, operators, and industry suppliers across the country reached out to GLI as their essential technical partner to cooperate in developing this new technical standard for event wagering,” Maida added. “Thanks to this extensive and close collaborative effort, the draft GLI-33 standard offers a starting point for clear guidance regarding betting integrity and a way to move forward responsibly in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). We encourage broad participation as we refine this extensive document into a useful template for the U.S. market.”

GLI-33 Public Comment Period Concludes June 8, 2018

The draft of GLI-33, which is available at http://www.gaminglabs.com/gli-standards, is being provided to gaming and lottery regulators, suppliers, test laboratories, operators, industry trade associations, and other key stakeholders for review and comment for a limited time. Written comments are encouraged and can be submitted to GLI upon review of the linked PDF copy of GLI-33 provided here. The formal comment period began with the issuance of the GLI-33 Advisory on May 18, 2018, and concludes in three weeks from that date, on June 8, 2018. Comments should be submitted to the “GLI Compliance” mailbox at Compliance@gaminglabs.com

GLI Standards Are the World Standard Each standard in the GLI Standard Series is a culmination of industry best-practices and is continually updated based on industry feedback. The GLI Standards are true “industry standards” in that they are created using a collaborative approach which involves thousands of gaming industry stakeholders. These standards are intended to assist regulators by creating baseline technical guidelines which they can adopt and/or utilize in the manner they see fit. In addition to assisting regulators, the standards are of tremendous value to suppliers who use the standards as a guide in their design and development process, saving both time and expense. GLI Standards are available for free download by clicking here.

New Progressive Launches June 7 at Casino Club in Rosario, Argentina

LAS VEGAS (June 5, 2018) – Argentine television megastar and pop culture icon Susana Giménez will soon be appearing in casinos throughout Argentina. Aristocrat has licensed the Latin American super celebrity for a new ONE LINK™ Mystery Progressive Jackpot called “Gana con Susana™.” Giménez is the first celebrity ever to be licensed for the ONE LINK Mystery Progressive solution.

The Gana con Susana progressive will launch June 7 at City Center Rosario, Argentina and will soon after appear at two additional Casino Club locations in Buenos Aires.

Gana con Susana is a new ONE LINK Mystery Progressive Jackpots solution from Aristocrat with a must-hit-by top jackpot of $450,000, creating additional excitement in the casino by adding a progressive jackpot on top of players’ favorite casino slot games.

“We are thrilled to have the beautiful and high-energy Susana Giménez as the first celebrity ever to appear on Aristocrat ONE LINK Mystery Progressive Jackpot system, and we are excited to premiere the new progressive at three of Argentina’s finest casinos,” said Aristocrat Vice President of Latin America Alvaro Nores. “Casino Club has been a long-term partner with Aristocrat, and we are excited to debut the new Gana con Susana progressive with them.”

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 FacebookLinkedIn, 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 -- – IGT today announced that its Hyper Hits™ link slot game recently made its Macau debut at MGM COTAI. MGM COTAI players can now enjoy two exciting Hyper Hits games – Lotus Princess® and The Golden Bow™ – each one and featuring an iconic “red ball’ mechanic that heightens player anticipation and excitement.

“We are delighted to see the Hyper Hits Link debut with our customers at MGM COTAI,” said Michael Cheers, IGT Sales Director, Asia. “The game delivers an engaging experience that was designed specifically to meet regional player preferences. Hyper Hits is one of three links that IGT recently released for Asia, and we are encouraged by our customers’ acceptance of and positive feedback about these products.” To celebrate the arrival of IGT’s Hyper Hit games, MGM COTAI hosted a series of Hyper Hit-themed promotional events June 1 -2. 

Governor Brian Sandoval, Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak Will Speak At Gaming Arts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on June 7th to Celebrate the Company's Growth and Commitment to Nevada Jobs

LAS VEGAS, June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --


What: Las Vegas-based gaming technology manufacturer Gaming Arts is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of its Las Vegas technology and innovation campus and its commitment to Nevada jobs and innovation.

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak will be on hand for a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony and a hospitality reception in front of the Company's Las Vegas campus.

Founded in Las Vegas in 2009, Gaming Arts has transformed the world of bingo and keno and is now setting its sights on reinventing the casino floor through its end-to-end portfolio of games and solutions.

Why: Gaming Arts, the world leader in bingo and keno games and technology, is expanding its extensive product library to include electronic gaming machines. To continue the Company's growth and facilitate its focus on developing cutting-edge video slot games, Gaming Arts has doubled the square footage of its Las Vegas facilities located in the Hughes Airport Center near McCarran International Airport and has increased its workforce by 60 percent over the last year.

Who: Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak, Gaming Arts Founder and Chief Executive Officer David Colvin, and Gaming Arts President Mike Dreitzer will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Gaming Arts' growth and commitment to jobs and innovation in Nevada.

When: 2 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Where: Gaming Arts Las Vegas Campus; 323 Orville Wright Ct.; Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Who Should Attend: All members of the media are invited to attend.

Media Contact: Jean Venneman, Chief Commercial Officer of Gaming Arts; 702.818.8943 or jvenneman@gamingarts.com.

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 70 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 www.gamingarts.com or call 702.818.8943.



SOURCE Gaming Arts, LLC

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced that the Company and the Pennsylvania Lottery have launched iLottery online/mobile games to players in the state for the first time. This represents the first launch combining Scientific Games' leading lottery digital products with those from the Company's recent acquisition of NYX Gaming Group, a leader in digital platforms, games, and services. Scientific Games and the Pennsylvania Lottery launched the new iLottery games as part of a series of legislative initiatives that also included Keno and Virtual Sports.

"Pennsylvania iLottery games are a fun, new way to play and win from home or while on the go," said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. "iLottery is a big part of our effort to meet our players where they already are while generating new funds to benefit older Pennsylvanians."

The iLottery program is powered by Scientific Games' systems technology and portfolio of entertaining digital lottery games, as well as innovative technology that integrates third-party game providers. Offering chances to win up to $250,000, the new digital lottery games may be played on a computer, tablet or mobile device. The game titles include: Big Money SLINGO®, Bigfoot, Cash Buster Towers, Cash in the Lamp, Crossword Cash, Foxin' Wins, Monster Wins, Robin Hood, Super Cash Buster, Super Gems, and Volcano Eruption. Players can try demo versions of the interactive games at www.pailottery.com. The new iLottery program includes Scientific Games' responsible gaming controls, and an innovative affiliate program that benefits existing Pennsylvania Lottery retailers.

"Scientific Games has a long history of investing in innovative games, technology and services that maximize Lottery funds to benefit older Pennsylvanians. Our partnership with the Pennsylvania Lottery has resulted in one of the highest performing lotteries in the world," said Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President, Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games. "Now we are thrilled to combine Scientific Games and NYX's market-leading capabilities to offer entertaining digital games to Pennsylvania Lottery players, and to continue our support of Pennsylvania Lottery retailers with the iLottery affiliate program."

As part of the affiliate program, the Lottery is partnering with its more than 9,400 retailers to encourage players to sign up for iLottery. Games sold in stores will continue to be the foundation of its business and proceeds to benefit older adults. With the launch of iLottery, Pennsylvania becomes the seventh U.S. state to sell lottery games online. Since 1972, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $28 billion to programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians.

"The combination of Scientific Games and NYX earlier this year created a global digital leader across iLottery, iGaming and sports betting that offers a breadth of technology, content and managed services to the Pennsylvania Lottery and lotteries worldwide," said Matt Davey, Chief Executive Officer of SG Digital, the newly created division of Scientific Games. "As an integrated company, together we are very excited to support the Pennsylvania Lottery in its launch of new, expanded gaming entertainment in digital channels."

As a supplier to more than 150 lotteries globally, including nearly every North American lottery, Scientific Games is known for game innovation and complex, integrated systems technology implementations. The Company is currently the fastest growing lottery systems supplier in the U.S., and the leading lottery systems supplier in Europe.

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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

A new range of cutting-edge NOVOMATIC gaming equipment for international casino markets was launched in 2018 and will now be previewed in Latin America for the first time at the Peru Gaming Show. Taking place on June 20-21 in the heart of Lima, PGS is gearing up to be its largest edition to date and NOVOMATIC will make a standout presentation of new cabinets, single games, multi-games and game mixes, as well as standalone and linked progressive jackpots.

On Stand #58 at the Peru Gaming Show 2018, NOVOMATIC will showcase a range of brand new gaming equipment in Latin America. The new cabinets PANTHERA™ 2.27 and PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 will be on prominent display. The two-screen version PANTHERA™ 2.27 features a straight-forward design and powerful performance, and at PGS will present the new NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X game mix with ten leading titles that include Viking & Dragon™, Amazon’s Diamonds™ and Book of Ra™ Temple of Gold.

The single-screen cabinet version PANTHERA Curve™ 1.43 features a 43” curve screen with 4K display and delivers a wide selection of single- and multi-game content. At PGS, a bank of six cabinets will present six titles – Asian Fortunes™, Book of Ra™ Mystic Fortunes, Treasure of Tut™, Goddess Rising™, Voodoo Fortunes™ and Pyramid Fortunes™ – all connected to the linked progressive jackpot solution Enchanted Fortune Linked Jackpot™, also on show for the first time in the region.

Widely popular in Peru, as well as throughout Latin America and the rest of the world, the V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 cabinet returns to the show, this year featuring the new Impera Line™ HD Edition 6, which is already gaining in popularity across the region with a mix of new and classic titles such as Blue Moon™, Fruit Cubes™ and Book of Ra™ deluxe. Its sister cabinet, the new V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 will make its debut in Latin America at PGS – ready to hit the market with its 43” curve screen in 4K and highly comfortable V.I.P. Scorpion Chair, this new cabinet will present NOVO LINE™ Concurve Edition 4 with a range of slots that include a variety of features and Standalone Progressive Jackpots.

An area of the booth will be dedicated to the Octavian myACP system, a comprehensive casino management system that is well established and growing in Latin America, with an expanding range of intelligent modules. The scalable solution monitors all casino floor activity and provides detailed accounting and technical analysis as well as extensive marketing capabilities and reporting.

Lawrence Levy, VP Global Sales NOVOMATIC, said: “Peru is one of our most important markets in Latin America in regards to the volume and popularity of our products. With this in mind, we are confident that our new cabinets and games will please our loyal player base as well as appeal to a new market sector, with exciting features, bonus games, standalone progressive and linked progressive content.”

About NOVOMATIC
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs
around 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 75 countries. The Group operates around 270,000 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.

London & Dublin | June 4, 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, advises that all the resolutions posted to shareholders on May 3, 2018 and recommended by the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on June 1, 2018 were duly passed including the approval of the Company's audited accounts, directors' and auditor's reports for the calendar year ending December 31, 2017; the re-election of each of the directors of GAN plc; and the re-appointment of BDO LLP as the Company's auditor together with approval for the directors to determine the auditor's remuneration.
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, June 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that the Company will implement the Delaware Lottery's expansion to full-scale sports betting following the U.S. Supreme Court's overturn of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 on May 14, 2018.

Delaware is the first U.S. state to add full-scale sports betting after the PASPA ruling. The state previously offered legal sports betting on professional football and has now expanded its offering to other sports. As the Delaware Lottery's sports betting provider, Scientific Games is supporting the expansion to full-scale sports betting with its industry leading integrated sports wagering technology, content and managed services.

"In anticipation of the Supreme Court's ruling on PASPA, we have been working with Scientific Games, our longtime sports betting provider, as well as training our lottery and casino staff, so that we were ready to launch full-scale, head-to-head betting on single games," said Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery.

Since 2009, Scientific Games technology, content and managed services have powered the Delaware Lottery to grow the state's sports betting revenues from $10 million to more than $46 million across a network of land-based casinos and lottery retailers in the state.

"Since Delaware is known as 'The First State', it's appropriate they were first in the nation to expand regulated sports betting after the PASPA ruling. We are proud to support the Delaware Lottery's long history of industry firsts, and thrilled to be their trusted provider of an integrated sports betting program serving both casinos and lottery retailers across the state," said Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President, Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games.

"The combination of Scientific Games and NYX Gaming Group earlier this year created a global leader across iLottery, iGaming and sports betting that offers unrivaled capabilities to lotteries worldwide," said McHugh. "As an integrated company, we are ready to serve our customers like the Delaware Lottery with the gaming entertainment industry's leading sports platforms, content and services."

Scientific Games also provides lottery instant games, draw-based games including Keno, iGaming and video lottery gaming to the Delaware Lottery.

A supplier to more than 150 lotteries globally, including nearly every North American lottery, Scientific Games is known for game innovation and complex, integrated systems technology implementations. The Company is currently the fastest growing lottery systems supplier in the U.S., and the leading lottery systems supplier in Europe.

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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.

New Gaming Machines Premiere June 13 at More than 20 Properties throughout Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (May 31, 2018) – VGT is preparing to launch its thrilling Professional Bull Riders (PBR) themed gaming machines, the first major licensed brand in the VGT portfolio. The exciting PBR family of games will premiere June 13 at more than 20 properties throughout Oklahoma.

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These fun and exhilarating games bring the PBR to life on the casino floor and will launch with the titles Blazing Bulls™, VS™, Fearless™, and Ryan Dirteater™. Each of the 3-reel mechanical wide area progressive games have a jackpot that resets at $20,000 and gives players the chance to ride the adventure towards 8 Red Spins, designed to mimic the excitement of an 8-second bull ride.

VGT is planning a series of fun promotions in support of the launch. Events include:

  • Special appearances by professional bull riders Ryan Dirteater and Chase Outlaw at select properties June 13 and 14 where the pros will sign autographs and pose for photos with fans.
  • An appearance by a PBR bull rider at the June 15 and July 4 OKC Dodgers games, where the pros will show off their baseball skills by throwing the first pitch! Afterwards, they will host an autograph signing for fans.
  • Ryan Dirteater and PBR Announcer Matt West will make a special appearance in VGT’s booth at the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Show in Oklahoma City on July 24.
  • VGT will showcase the PBR games on the concourse during the PBR Express Employment Professionals Classic Presented by Osage Casino tournament, held in Tulsa’s BOK Center on August 11-12.

“We are thrilled to present VGT’s PBR-themed gaming machines, which appeal directly to our customers’ players, and the series of promotions we have created clearly underscore our commitment to these games,” said VGT President Jay Sevigny. “The VGT and Aristocrat teams have worked incredibly hard to ensure we captured the thrill and fun of the PBR, and the end result is another example of the combined strengths of the VGT and Aristocrat development teams.”

The PBR, celebrating its 25th anniversary this season, is one of the world’s fastest growing sports.  The “original extreme sport” now competes in five countries (the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico) and through international broadcast agreements is available in 130 territories. The PBR is part of the Endeavor network.  

Learn more about VGT’s new Professional Bull Riders (PBR) themed games and discover where to play at www.vgt.net.

London & Dublin | May 24, 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, has provided one month's notice that the Company has elected to repay and redeem in full the £2,001,483 9% Convertible Unsecured Loan Notes 2022 issued by GAN in April 2017. Such notice of repayment is subject to withdrawal by the Company should the Subscription as announced on May 21, 2018 not be approved by shareholders on June 7, 2018.

Following the full re-payment and redemption of the Convertible Unsecured Loan Notes the Company will be debt free effective from June 25, 2018.

Returning to the distinguished networking event for the Latin American gaming community, NOVOMATIC will present a branded area at Juegos Miami and showcase the two brand new curve cabinets PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 and V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 as well as the new Otium OT300 video bingo cabinet.

PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43

Having launched earlier this year, the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 makes its Juegos Miami debut. Featuring an immersive design with two 43” monitors, surrounding LED lighting, a new interactive TouchDeck™ and optional topper, this cabinet offers a sophisticated presentation of NOVOMATIC titles in 4K. At Juegos Miami, on display will be the new Vampire Fortunes™ title, which features mysterious gameplay and 4-level jackpot, and is part of the Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™ series.

V.I.P Lounge™ Curve 1.43

Another new cabinet launched this year is the V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43, the next generation of the hugely popular V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32. Also presenting standout NOVOMATIC content in 4K, this cabinet combines the comfort of the highly comfortable V.I.P. Scorpion Chair with state-ofthe-art graphics and design. The 4K version of Great American Wilds™ will be displayed at Juegos Miami, presenting bold gameplay, the Extra Epic Stax™ feature and gripping jackpot thrills.

Otium OT300

Gaining market share since its launch at G2E last year, notably in the Mexican market, the OT300 cabinet powers top video bingo performance. Featuring excellent graphics and fun animations across two screens and optional topper, this cabinet is now fully compatible with TITO and provides a range of games, progressives, mystery and community jackpots. A mix of titles targeting a Latin American audience will be available at Juegos Miami including Bingo de los Cielos and El Pesero.

Visitors to the NOVOMATIC area of Juegos Miami this year will be able get hands-on with the new cabinets and games for international casino and bingo markets. Taking place at the
exclusive Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables Miami, from May 30 to June 1, NOVOMATIC will also sponsor the sophisticated networking event, White Party, inviting event-goers to join company
representatives from the Americas and Europe, as well as leading stakeholders of the Latin American gaming sector, to the outdoor terrace of the Alhambra Ballroom at 5pm – 8pm on Thursday, May 31.

Lawrence Levy, VP Global Sales NOVOMATIC, said: “Juegos Miami is a premium networking event that allows gaming executives from around the region to come together and experience some of the latest products in a personal environment. We are pleased to support the event again this year and drive the conversation on the future of the Latin American gaming industry.”

Contract for up to 11 years includes Room/Game, Chat Host, and Promotions management services

 

LONDON, U.K. – May 23, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Services Ltd. (with International Game Technology PLC and its subsidiaries, hereinafter “IGT”), has signed a contract with Norsk Tipping AS (“Norsk Tipping”) to provide its new online Bingo solution and related services. Norsk Tipping, Norway's state lottery operator and a World Lottery Association (WLA) member, has been a valued customer of IGT, previously as legacy GTECH, since 2012.

"Since the launch of our iGaming program, IGT’s online solutions and content within multiple categories have played a key role in the program’s success," said Hans Erland Ringsvold, Head of iGaming and VLT, Norsk Tipping. "With IGT’s new online Bingo solution, Norwegian players can safely and responsibly enjoy an enhanced digital offering, with proceeds remaining in Norway to support arts, sports, and cultural initiatives.”

“This agreement enables Norsk Tipping, a leader in regulated digital gaming, to strengthen player acquisition and retention through IGT’s new online Bingo solution, offered in combination with online casino and instant win games and available seamlessly in a single game window,” said Declan Harkin, IGT Senior Vice President and COO, International. “IGT is proud to be part of the next evolution of their program, and to further enhance player entertainment in Norway.”

The five-year contract was awarded as part of a competitive procurement, and includes provisions for three two-year extensions. IGT will provide its new online Bingo solution, as well as complete Bingo management services including Room/Game management, Chat Host management, and Promotions management. In addition, IGT will supply a mixture of online casino and instant win content, including third-party side games. The contract also includes an option for IGT to manage a potential digital Bingo network with
other World Lottery Association member lotteries on behalf of Norsk Tipping.

The online Bingo solution replaces Norsk Tipping’s current digital bingo platform provided by IGT since 2014. The new solution, built on multi-channel HTML5 for desktop, tablet, and mobile, offers more than 10 game variants and will help Norsk Tipping enhance
players’ Bingo experience by also offering a variety of popular IGT digital casino slot and instant win games within a single game window, so players can seamlessly experience all game categories. IGT’s instant win and game portfolios feature many popular titles from IGT’s leading RGS game content library, including exclusive, popular titles adapted from the Company’s land-based game library. IGT’s exclusive game variants include
Picture and Roulette bingos.

IGT’s online Bingo solution offers both standalone and network bingo capabilities, and is part of a complete suite of digital products, game platforms, content, and business systems that work seamlessly together, with the flexibility and modularity to grow, adapt, and integrate with all types of lottery and casino businesses.

In addition to Norsk Tipping, IGT's Nordic WLA digital customers include Veikkaus in Finland and Svenska Spel in Sweden. IGT also provides its digital content through a third party to Danske Spil in Denmark.

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.

Contact:
Robert K. Vincent, Corporate Communications, toll-free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452;
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James Hurley, Investor Relations, (401) 392-7190
Simone Cantagallo, (+39) 06 51899030; for Italian media inquiries

LAS VEGAS, NV (May 23, 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is pleased to announce that it has named Alexander Haberl Regulatory Development Manager. In his new role with GLI, Haberl will be meeting with regulators, monitoring regulatory developments, and updating various GLI departments about changes to regulated European gaming markets and their effect on general technical information and gaming products. He will be based out of the GLI Netherlands/GLI Vienna office.

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“I am excited to welcome Alexander to our GLI team in Europe,” said Martin Britton, Managing Director of GLI Europe and Africa. “Alexander is an industry veteran with many years of experience in the areas of new product development, R&D, server-based technology, and technical compliance. I am confident that his unique professional skills and expertise will contribute significantly to delivering GLI’s world-class capabilities and customer service throughout the expanding European gaming market.”

Haberl began his gaming industry career as a project manager with Novomatic – Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH where he worked in the Multi-Station Products R&D Department to develop new server-client based technology, with an emphasis on electronic table games. During his tenure at Novomatic, Haberl contributed to the development of a variety of gaming platforms and products, including Novo Unity I™, Novo Unity II™, NovoLine Interactive™, and the Cash Connection™ linked progressive system. Haberl also managed Novomatic’s Technical Compliance Department, where he was responsible for all PC technology-based client-server system products. In addition, he helped establish modern R&D methodologies following ISTQB standards and was part of the team that initially licensed Novomatic’s VLT system in Italy.

Haberl then became the head of group projects at Greentube IES GmbH, Novomatic’s online gaming division. While at Greentube, Haberl managed various online projects with all other Novomatic partner companies, including the development of a new 360-degree server-based gaming platform merging online and land-based network gaming technologies.

Most recently, Haberl was the Managing Director of BMM Testlabs and Director of Business Development for BMM Europe GmbH in Austria.

About Gaming Laboratories International

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

LAS VEGAS, May 23, 2018 – PlayAGS, Inc. (NYSE: AGS) (“AGS” or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines and other products and services for the gaming industry, today announced that its Chief Financial Officer Kimo Akiona was named 2018 Financial Executive of the Year – Manufacturing & Technology by the Financial Executives International Las Vegas Chapter.

This award, which will be formally presented on Wednesday, June 13 at a ceremony in Las Vegas, celebrates leadership and integrity among senior-level financial executives. Winners of this notable award have made a major impact within their company and community, have played a key role in the company’s growth and profitability, and have shown exemplary leadership skills throughout their career.

AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, “We are thrilled to see our friend and colleague Kimo be recognized for his leadership, team development, financial acumen, work ethic, and dedication to giving back. Kimo’s experience, financial savvy, professionalism and passion for his craft, our company, and our industry have been integral to our success the last several years and we heartily congratulate him on being named Financial Executive of the Year.”

During his three-year tenure with AGS, the Company’s topline revenue has grown more than 190 percent; adjusted EBITDA has increased by more than 167 percent; and operating cash flow has propelled by more than 250 percent. Akiona been a key player in four major acquisitions totaling over $450 million; two public offerings; and a successful repricing of AGS’ existing term loan to save over $6 million in annual interest expense.

Akiona joined AGS in early 2015 as Chief Financial Officer, bringing over 15 years of accounting and financial management experience to his role. Previously, he served 10 years with SHFL entertainment, ending his tenure as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller with responsibility for the global accounting function.

TRAISKIRCHEN, AUSTRIA (May 23, 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is adding some serious muscle to its European operations with the opening of a second office in Austria. The newest office will complement its existing Graz laboratory to better serve the needs of the rapidly expanding European gaming market. 

As the third member of GLI Austria, the GLI Traiskirchen office further strengthens GLI’s already strong European presence in the areas of iGaming, land-based testing and lottery certification, auditing, and IT security. GLI Austria also operates offices in Graz, Austria and Krakow, Poland. 

The new office is located in the town of Traiskirchen, approximately 20km (12.5 miles) south of Vienna and is headed by Technical Manager, Christian Schlinger. The new office address and contact number are: 

Wienersdorferstrasse 20-24 
Objekt M37/7 
A-2514 Traiskirchen 
Austria 
Phone: +43 2252 2740 10 
 

“The opening of our new Traiskirchen office is but the latest example of how we partner with local markets to deliver the global strength of our world-class testing, certification, and customer service,” stated GLI Austria Managing Director, Heinz Winkelbauer. “By adding additional technical experts and enhanced capacity to our already impressive capabilities, we are able to do even more of the heavy lifting that our valued European clients and customers demand for their mission-critical projects.” 

Martin Britton, Managing Director of GLI Europe and Africa, added: “The opening of this office is part of our long-term growth, with it being strategically located to serve Austria and bordering countries. The team is ready to serve current and future clients.” 

LONDON, U.K. – May 22, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”)(NYSE:IGT) has been advised that IGT’s majority shareholder, De Agostini S.p.A. (“De Agostini”), has entered into a variable forward transaction (the “Forward Transaction”) with Credit Suisse International (“Credit Suisse”) relating to 18,000,000 IGT ordinary
shares.


IGT has also been advised that, to hedge the exposure under the Forward Transaction, Credit Suisse or its affiliates have borrowed 13,200,000 IGT ordinary shares from thirdparty stock lenders and sold such IGT ordinary shares at a price of $28.25 per ordinary share in an underwritten public offering through Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, acting as the underwriter.


IGT is not a party to the Forward Transaction, which is described in greater detail in the related prospectus supplement, and is not issuing or selling any IGT ordinary shares in connection with the Forward Transaction. As such, IGT will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the IGT ordinary shares in the Forward Transaction. There is no impact to IGT’s income statement, balance sheet, cash flows, share count, or dividends as a result of the Forward Transaction.


IGT has also been advised that Credit Suisse or its affiliates will borrow an additional, approximately 4,800,000 IGT ordinary shares from third party stock lenders and that Credit Suisse or its affiliates expect to sell these additional IGT ordinary shares, from time to time after the public offering, in block sales, on the NYSE, in the over-thecounter market or in negotiated transactions. These additional IGT ordinary shares are not included in the public offering described above. IGT has been advised by Credit Suisse that it expects that, over the period during which it sells these additional IGT ordinary shares, Credit Suisse or its affiliates will purchase an approximately equal number of IGT ordinary shares in the open market.


This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any offer or sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to 2 registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.


The shares are being offered pursuant to an automatically effective shelf registration statement (including a base prospectus) that has been filed by IGT with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). A preliminary prospectus supplement relating to and describing the terms of the offering was filed with the SEC on May 21, 2018. The final prospectus supplement relating to and describing the terms of the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.


The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from: Credit Suisse Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, or by calling 1- 800-221-1037, or by emailing newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com.

Race Track Set to Celebrate Grand Opening on May 2

LAS VEGAS (May 22, 2018) – Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino in Ruidoso, N.M. has leveraged its existing partnership with Aristocrat to upgrade its Oasis 360™ casino management system and to purchase new system hardware and software modules to further enhance its existing system performance.

Additionally, by executing a Games-and-Systems Bundle package, Ruidoso Downs purchased player-favorite Aristocrat games products for its extensive and exciting remodel, which will be completed before the new racing season starts on May 25.

Ruidoso Downs President/GM Jeff True said, “We have been making very thoughtful and substantial investments in the property, transforming the casino floor and infrastructure to create the best-possible experience for our guests. Part of that investment is delivering in the best games and systems products available so that our guests can enjoy the newest games and be rewarded for their play. We are very pleased with our agreement with Aristocrat for what the games and systems bundle brings to our players.”

Aristocrat has installed its Oasis 360 casino management system which, in addition to its multiple software solutions, includes nCompass™ 4.3 hardware installation, a turnkey network hardware solution.

Additionally, Aristocrat installed its Oasis ONE LINK™ media and promotion modules which feature precise touchscreen technology and is designed using the latest web-based technology, giving users a superior browser-based interface.

Aristocrat has also installed its Oasis ONE LINK™ solution, a fully customizable, integrated media and marketing solution that delivers eye-catching media throughout the casino. ONE LINK also delivers promotions, account information and customer service features, like resort outlet promotions and offers.

Further, Aristocrat won increased casino floor share and will install a wide range of 50 player-favorite game titles on the Helix™ upright cabinet and on the Arc™ Single cabinet.

“We are proud of the relationship we have built with Ruidoso Downs, and we are thrilled to be playing such a pivotal role in their remodel,” said Aristocrat’s ?Vice President of System Sales Clark Warren. “Our casino partners across North America trust Aristocrat to provide player-favorite games and best-of-breed systems solutions that entertain and reward their guests. It’s a trust we take very seriously and work diligently to build on every day.”

Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 system is one of the most widely used casino management systems in North America, and comprises essential solutions for the modern casino, ranging from accounting to player loyalty.

For more information about Oasis 360 system 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.

About Ruidoso Downs
All American Ruidoso Downs LLC in October 2017 acquired the multi-use facility including the iconic racetrack, the Billy The Kid Casino, and the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. Continuing the 72 years of racing tradition while upgrading the player experience, AARD hosts the Quarter Horse Triple Crown Series capped by the $3 million All American Futurity, the richest two year old horse race in America each Labor Day at the mountain top track. Visit www.raceruidoso.com

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation ("OLG"), the Ontario, Canada-based government agency that manages gaming, lottery, and internet gaming, as well as bingo and other electronic gaming in charitable gaming centers throughout the province, has extended its Canadian subsidiary's contract as one of OLG's instant games providers until July 31, 2022.

"Scientific Games is delighted to continue our work supplying instant games to OLG," said John Schulz, Senior Vice President, Instant Products for Scientific Games. "For many years, Scientific Games and its predecessor companies have been proud to offer highly secure, responsible games that generate revenue for OLG and the province of Ontario."

Since 1975, OLG has contributed nearly $47 billion to the province of Ontario.

Players enjoy the Company's instant games offered in the province, including those themed to licensed properties such as SCRABBLE™, WORDS WITH FRIENDS™ and AMC® THE WALKING DEAD®.

"Scientific Games is a trusted lottery supplier for OLG and we look forward to innovative and exciting instant games that will engage our customers and generate revenue for the province," said Randy Weyersberg, Vice President, Lottery Marketing and Planning for OLG.

Since developing the industry's first secure instant lottery game in 1974, Scientific Games is the largest lottery instant games supplier in the world. The Company provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries globally.

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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