Zero Deficiencies Found in Las Vegas, Vancouver, and Wheat Ridge Labs

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (May 21, 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI®) laboratories in Lakewood, New Jersey, Las Vegas, Nevada, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Wheat Ridge, Colorado have once again earned biennial accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025 technical standards from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). The audit yielded zero deficiencies in the Las Vegas, Vancouver, and Wheat Ridge labs.


GLI laboratories have been accredited by the A2LA for 12 years. With 14 accredited labs globally, GLI has established itself as the most highly accredited gaming testing lab in the world by a wide margin. The GLI Group of Companies maintains 27 accreditations from various accreditation bodies worldwide.

The rigorous accreditation process takes several weeks to complete and involves written responses and onsite inspections.

A2LA accreditation is a requirement by some regulators and serves the purpose of holding GLI’s operations accountable to a third party with internationally accepted standards for quality and excellence.

“Achieving A2LA accreditation is a costly and highly involved process. This accreditation is absolutely essential to the work we do for our customers around the globe because it gives our customers all the more reason to have increased confidence in GLI,” said GLI Vice President of Compliance Chris Gallo. “GLI has a very mature and effective management system that assures consistently high quality and comparable results across all offices, and it is that consistency in quality that is important to our regulatory, supplier, and operator clients.”

Upon completion of the Las Vegas lab audit, an A2LA auditor commented that he was impressed with the management systems in place which lead to consistent quality in the execution of testing processes across all GLI offices.

GLI invests nearly $120,000 in fees and expenses each year to uphold global accreditation. This does not account for the labor cost for the dedicated team that manages GLI’s quality system globally, or the nearly 1,000 hours required in support of the accreditation process annually.

GLI Quality Manager Mark Mensik is responsible for GLI’s global accreditations, and he and his team are diligent in using quality metrics to constantly refine GLI’s procedures in compliance with accreditation standards.

“Because of Mark’s expertise and constant pursuit of excellence, our lab teams are able to live up to our commitment to be the trusted global compliance and quality expert relied upon by our clients – delivering world-class customer service and value that is unmatched,” Gallo said.

About A2LA

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, A2LA is the only independent, 501(c)3, non-profit, internationally recognized accreditation body in the United States that offers a full range of comprehensive laboratory and laboratory-related accreditation services and training. Established in 1978 as a non-profit, public service membership society, A2LA is dedicated to the formal recognition of competent testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, and reference material producers. For more information, please visit a2la.org/.

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.

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Contact:

Christie Eickelman, Vice President of Global Marketing

+1 (702) 914-2220 or c.eickelman@gaminglabs.com

Substantial increase in capital to consolidate US market position

London & Dublin | May 21, 2018: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gaming software, services and online gaming content in the United States, today announces that it has conditionally raised £7,500,000 (before expenses) through an over-subscribed Subscription of 15,000,000 new ordinary shares of £0.01 each per share ("Ordinary Shares") at an issue price of 50p per Ordinary Share ("Subscription Shares") by US institutional shareholders (the "Subscription"). The Subscription Shares will represent 17.6 per cent. (approximately) of the enlarged issued share capital of GAN.

The Company plans to use the net proceeds of the Subscription to substantially increase GAN's software engineering 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. Increases in software engineering resources will also take place substantially in GAN's existing offices in Sofia, Bulgaria where GAN has operated an engineering facility since 2016.

The Subscription is conditional upon the receipt of approval by shareholders in General Meeting ("GM") and upon admission of the Subscription Shares to trading on AIM and the ESM. Notice convening the GM containing full details of the Subscription and all applicable time periods will be sent to Shareholders and announced as soon as is practicable following this announcement. The Subscription Shares will rank pari passu with the existing Ordinary Shares and, subject to the receipt of shareholder approval at the GM, application will be made to the London Stock Exchange and the Irish Stock Exchange, trading as Euronext Dublin, for the Subscription Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM and the ESM respectively. Upon completion of the Subscription, GAN's enlarged issued share capital will consist of 85,051,924 Ordinary Shares.

Management Commentary

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:

"This strategic capital raising exercise 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."

Aristocrat Exhibiting in Booth #21

LAS VEGAS (May 21, 2018) – Aristocrat’s products are popular with casino operators and their players across Latin America and the Caribbean, and now Aristocrat is bringing player-favorite links and cabinets to Juegos Miami 2018.

Aristocrat will be located in booth #21 at the tradeshow and will exhibit several links and games on its Arc™ Single and Helix+™ cabinets.

Aristocrat’s new Mighty Cash Link™ is on the Helix+ and features exciting proprietary themes with a distinctive Asian flair, including Dragon Flies™, Tiger Roars™, Red Blade Nuxia™, and Green Blade Nuxia™.

PHOTO: bit.ly/2rRgPSm

Aristocrat has some of the most popular and sought-after licensed titles in the industry, and at Juegos Miami, Aristocrat will show the dashingly daring Zorro™, the hilarious Ted™, the high-flying PanAm™, and the seductive Elvira™ game themes.

Aristocrat’s Vice President of Latin America Alvaro Nores said, “Juegos Miami is different than other tradeshows in that it concentrates on networking and learning sessions. Aristocrat has been a sponsor of this event since its inception, and we are excited to welcome our customers to this exciting event and to show them our latest products for Latin America and the Caribbean.”

Join Aristocrat in booth #21 at Juegos Miami, online at www.aristocrat-us.com, and on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Pennsylvania Lottery Expands Gaming Entertainment through New Technology Projects

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that Keno is now available to the Pennsylvania Lottery's players in 9,400+ retail locations throughout the state, including convenience stores and food and beverage locations. The Company successfully launched the new game entertainment as part of a complex technology project with the Pennsylvania Lottery, one of the most technologically innovative lotteries in the world. Keno, a popular quick-draw lottery game, is part of the Lottery's modernization initiative to generate new funding to benefit older Pennsylvanians.

"The Pennsylvania Lottery is a highly valued customer, and we have a long history of investing in highly successful games, technology, and services that generate the highest possible returns for the Commonwealth," said Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President, Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games. "Our consistent and innovative work together has resulted in one of the highest performing lotteries in the world."

Since 1972, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $28 billion to benefit programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians. Pennsylvania's 2017 legislation cleared the way for iLottery, iGaming, fantasy sports and sports betting.

"Scientific Games is pleased to provide Keno games at retailers to support the Lottery's mission of funding programs for older Pennsylvanians," said McHugh. "We are committed to quickly delivering new products and technology that meets our customers' requirements and our own stringent protocols for quality and security."

In 2016, Scientific Games and the Pennsylvania Lottery made U.S. history with a technology project that enabled for the very first time secure cashless lottery purchases at retail counters and self-service through a technology solution directly integrated with the Lottery's gaming system. The solution was the first in the U.S. lottery industry to be certified by the Payment Card Industry (PCI), providing Pennsylvania players with a safe and convenient way to pay for lottery games at retail without cash, removing the barriers of having cash on hand.

In addition to serving as the Pennsylvania Lottery's longtime technology provider, Scientific Games' legacy company produced the Lottery's first instant game in 1975. Since 1997, the Pennsylvania Lottery's instant game sales have grown from $400 million to more than $2.7 billion annually, ranking the Lottery No. 1 in the U.S. for instant game per capita sales for states competing with land-based casinos.

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

Company Contacts
SG Lottery Communications:
Therese Minella, APR +1 770-825-4219
Director, Lottery Communications
therese.minella@scientificgames.com

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

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

Forward-Looking Statements
In this press release, Scientific Games makes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "will," "may," and "should." These statements are based upon management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates and are not guarantees of timing, future results or performance. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated in these statements due to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors, including those factors described in our filings with the SEC, including the Company's current reports on Form 8-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its latest annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 1, 2018 (including under the headings "Forward Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors"). Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except for Scientific Games' ongoing obligations under the U.S. federal securities laws, Scientific Games undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Industry veteran Steve Schrier joins SG Digital to lead global commercial team

LAS VEGAS and LONDON, May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its Digital division (SG Digital) has appointed Steve Schrier as its new Chief Commercial Officer. In his role, Schrier will establish world-class customer partnerships and be responsible for all account management and business development across SG Digital.

Prior to taking on his new role at SG Digital, Schrier spent over two decades in senior commercial roles spanning technology, product and gaming. He was most recently the Vice President of Sales at Playtech and prior to that, headed up the Commercial team at Ash Gaming. Schrier will start in July and at SG Digital's London office reporting to Chief Operating Officer, Jason Walbridge.

"Steve's appointment marks the elevation of our customer engagement strategy, as we pursue partnerships with our customers to cement SG Digital's position as a global digital gaming powerhouse. Across the division, we continue to strengthen our ability to execute at speed and capture the increasing global demand for our products and technology in Europe, USA, Canada and the Asia-Pacific region. Our customers are the heart of our business and we continue to place significant value and effort on their end-to-end experience with us. I'd like to welcome Steve to SG Digital and look forward to working alongside him," said Matt Davey, Chief Executive Officer of SG Digital.

Schrier commented, "SG Digital is home to the world's leading gaming, sportsbook and iLottery products. We have one of the most diverse portfolios of in-house and third-party content in the industry. We have an ambitious executive team, a highly-skilled workforce across seventeen countries, the broadest portfolio in the industry and the leading sports betting platform in the world. I'm hugely excited to be bringing my commercial and customer engagement experience to the division. The industry continues to go through a rapid period of transformation and SG Digital is advancing on all fronts under Scientific Games' leadership. Across the commercial team, we will be devoting substantial energy and resources to leading the industry with a relentless focus on partnering with world-class customers and delivering industry-leading customer engagement."

SG Digital includes: the world's leading B2B Sportsbook platform, OpenBet™; the player account platform, Open Platform System (OPS); the industry's most powerful content aggregation networks via its Open Gaming System (OGS) and SG Interactive's Game Server; nine independent game studios and the award-winning SG Universe Platform.

HAARLEM, THE NETHERLANDS (May 16, 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is pleased to announce that it is the first to be awarded accreditation to test and certify gaming devices in the Republic of Cyprus. This prestigious honor further expands GLI’s already robust presence across Europe as the region’s premier testing and certification laboratory.

“We are extremely pleased that the National Gaming and Casino Supervision Commission of the Republic of Cyprus found in favor of accrediting GLI Europe as an independent laboratory certified to test a wide range of casino equipment,” said Martin Britton, GLI’s Managing Director for GLI Europe. “We look forward to continuing our work with the Commission to implement the provisions of the law in regards to testing and certification of casino equipment. We are committed not only to serving the needs of the Commission but to providing suppliers and operators with outstanding value and customer service.”

For more information about GLI’s testing, certification, and professional services, please visit gaminglabs.com, or contact GLI Europe directly by phone at +31--252-529-9838.

LAKEWOOD, NJ (May 16, 2018) – When the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the landmark decision paved the way for numerous business opportunities relating to legal betting on sports across the U.S. The proven sports betting and consultancy team at Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has been on this playing field for decades, providing jurisdictions with the game plan they need for success in this global sports-betting arena.

“This is a watershed moment in the history of sports wagering here in New Jersey and throughout the country,” stated James Maida, GLI President/CEO. “For decades, GLI has been successfully providing feedback on sports and event wagering technical standards to governments around the world. It’s now time for GLI to leverage everything in our toolbox to facilitate faster time-to-market for those looking to execute the same results in the U.S.”

As the first and most experienced independent sports-betting testing and certification laboratory in the world, GLI is using its years of sports-betting expertise to help prepare legislators and regulators of sovereign tribal nations, aspiring sports betting operators, software suppliers, and U.S. states to effectively implement and regulate legal betting on sports across the nation.  GLI’s veteran team of sports-betting experts are helping clients and customers craft a winning sports-betting strategy in this post-PASPA era. Additionally, GLI provides training and workshops to better understand sports betting through its GLI University®.

“With this window of opportunity presenting itself for the first time to the industry domestically,” added Maida, “our team of more than 75 dedicated technical compliance, regulatory service, and supplier services staff have spent more than a year working with industry stakeholders to help prepare our customers by pulling from our deep pool of experience in sports/event wagering across global markets in Australia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, Canada, and the United States (Nevada). They are experts across the various elements, including betting integrity systems, IBIS, and geolocation.”

Betting integrity and the impact that wagering can have on “fairness of contest” is a key area that will be a focus of states and tribes as they consider how to approach sports betting. GLI is well positioned to assist in the implementation and evaluation of systems that address betting integrity and to provide subject-matter expertise to policymakers.

GLI’s Vice President of iGaming Salim Adatia added,“The rush is now on. Stakeholders who have been waiting for this day will benefit from engaging a lab with the most sports betting evaluation experience, technical competencies, and regulatory knowledge in order to best position themselves for success. GLI uses its extensive resources, expertise, proprietary technology, and carefully designed systems to offer a one-stop-shop for regulatory/technical requirements consultancy, sports-betting platform and application testing, and security auditing including penetration testing, vulnerability analysis, and threat and risk assessments.”

GLI’s testing assures online event wagers comply with appointed jurisdictional technical standards and best practices. They ensure wagers are accepted in a fair and secure manner so that resultant betting outcomes are in accordance with pre-specified rules. Additionally, GLI’s testing assures all wagers placed are correctly resolved and paid based on the correct odds and rules corresponding to the game or event. Moreover, this testing ensures appropriate mechanisms and controls are in place for adherence to technical requirements associated with the handling of wager disruptions and cancellations, abandoned events, and refunds.

In addition, GLI compares the front-end activity with back-end results and confirms that a complete and accurate log of transactions, performance, and payments are available upon request from the system for regulatory, taxation, player dispute, or other purposes.

“Whether you are a legislator, regulator, operator or product developer, GLI is available at your convenience to share insights on this landmark SCOTUS ruling repealing PASPA, and to offer information and solutions needed to ensure you and your staff are prepared for what is sure to be a formative period in the U.S. gaming industry,” Adatia concluded.

Derik Mooberry to become EVP for Strategic Projects


LAS VEGAS, May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that Doug Albregts will join the company as the EVP and Group CEO of the Gaming Division.

Doug Albregts

Doug Albregts joins Scientific Games from Sharp Electronics Corporation of America, where he held numerous senior executive level positions. Albregts served as President, CEO of Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, as well as President, CEO and Chairman of Sharp Electronics America, where he was responsible for the overall leadership of the Americas $6 billion operating unit consisting of consumer products, home appliances, display devices, energy storage and business/office products, and managing an organization of over 2,000 employees. Albregts has also held executive management roles focused on enterprise growth in multinational digital technology companies such as American Express, NEC and Samsung.


As Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Gaming Division, Albregts will oversee Scientific Games' product development, production, supply chain and sales of the Company's Gaming products, systems and services. Albregts will replace Derik Mooberry, who will stay with the Company as EVP for Strategic Projects.


"Given Scientific Games' diverse range of industry leading products and services, we are very excited that we will be bringing Doug's deep experience managing a wide range of high-tech businesses and driving innovation across product lines to lead the gaming division. Doug's proven success at top-notch global technology companies will help us lead the industry in innovation and enable us to execute our growth strategies. I also want to acknowledge Derik Mooberry for his service and leadership at our company and within our industry. We're looking forward to continuing to work with him," said Barry Cottle, CEO, SG Interactive and incoming company CEO.


"I am excited to join Scientific Games as Barry Cottle becomes the new CEO and all SG is poised to continue to lead the industry. My passion for driving innovation, promoting operational excellence and executive leadership skills, and experience developing cutting-edge commercial technology will enable me to hit the ground running, executing our growth strategies and continuing our momentum as a Company. I look forward to meeting our customers, understanding players' needs, expanding in new and growing markets and driving growth for our customers and shareholders," said Doug Albregts.

Confirms H2 launch of Internet sports betting in the US

London & Dublin | May 15, 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 welcomes 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").

 

The Company confirms it is preparing to launch Internet sports betting in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania for its clients 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:

"GAN has been preparing for sports betting since Q4 2017 at the request of multiple US Clients who asked GAN to review, procure and support the delivery of sports betting solutions both online and for deployment in the retail channel in the event PASPA was overturned. We welcome yesterday's repeal of PASPA and confirm that sports betting will be material to GAN's revenues going forwards, commencing in the second half of 2018."

Aristocrat’s Oasis 360™ System now Managing 80 Percent of Racetrack Systems in New Mexico

LAS VEGAS (May 14, 2018) – Aristocrat has installed its multiple award-winning Oasis 360™ casino management system at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino in Sunland Park, N.M. replacing an existing competitive product. This is the third system replacement Aristocrat has announced recently.

Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 system is the casino management system of choice for Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino’s 700 slot and video poker games. Sunland Park will benefit from Oasis 360’s player-centric modules, including Oasis Loyalty™, Oasis ONE LINK™, PlayerMax Mobile™, and nLive™ with Player Portal™.

With this most recent installation, Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 system is now installed at 80 percent of New Mexico’s racetrack locations.

Sunland Park, in concert with the installation of the Oasis 360 system, added 20 new high-performing Aristocrat slot machines.

Sunland Park’s Executive Gaming Director Ahmad Mughni said, “Bringing the Oasis 360 system online is a significant step forward in our customer service initiatives. The combination of loyalty products and communication tools will empower us to provide our customers with the most meaningful and entertaining gaming experience possible.”

Aristocrat Vice President of System Sales Clark Warren said, “We are proud and excited that Sunland Park has chosen to take advantage of the many cutting-edge loyalty features in Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 system. These features are designed to increase carded play, excitement on the gaming floor, player loyalty, and player interaction with all the system modules that Sunland installed. With features such as floor wide bonusing, engaging mobile and digital products, and a comprehensive view of the player, Sunland Park is now in a better position than ever before to provide the highest levels of customer service and a much-improved casino experience for their guests.”

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 to brand connectivity.

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.

MACAO, China (April 24, 2018) – For more than 25 years, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has provided the rapidly expanding Asian gaming market with the world’s leading testing, certification and professional services. GLI’s team of Asian experts will be on hand at the company’s booth #904 during G2E Asia 2018 to showcase the company’s broad expertise in the Asian market. Regulators, gaming suppliers, government representatives, and operators who visit the GLI booth will have the opportunity to gain invaluable insights into the emerging trends and challenges affecting the APAC region.

GLI Cybersecurity Solutions at the Forefront
With cybersecurity challenges driving the global conversation, GLI will demonstrate how it is at the vanguard of providing real-world solutions to protecting consumer information, mitigating security risks, and effectively tackling the complex, mission-critical vulnerability concerns throughout the APAC region. Recently, GLI became the first lab to successfully complete and issue IP Blocking Certificates for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) licensees in accordance with PAGCOR’s regulations governing the protection of consumer data. This important achievement is emblematic of how GLI is taking the lead in addressing how regulators, operators, and suppliers throughout the Asian region can protect their most valuable data from the growing threat of hackers and cybercriminals.

To underscore these core competencies in the cybersecurity arena, GLI will present an array of advanced and affordable IT and cybersecurity solutions through Bulletproof, a GLI® Company, at this year’s conference. These include (but are not limited to):

• 24/7 Security Operations Center and Security as a Service
• Cybersecurity Consulting
• Outsourcing and Managed Services
• Professional Security, Networking, Advanced Communications, Microsoft SharePoint and IT Infrastructure Services
• Vulnerability and Penetration Testing
• Software QA Testing
• Instructor-Led Training and Custom e-Learning Services
• Management (LMS) Administration Support
• Strategic Product Procurement

Global Capabilities with Local Focus
From the established gaming sectors of Macau, Singapore, and the Philippines to the emerging regulated markets of Cambodia, Vietnam, and South Korea, GLI uses its global capabilities to help local Asian markets pave the way for success in the land-based, lottery, and iGaming industries. Emphasizing its commitment to the evolving Asian gaming market, GLI will present G2E attendees with its expanding portfolio of world-class products and services, including (but not limited to):

• Gaming Equipment & Systems Testing
• Random Number Generator (RNG) Testing
• Network Risk Assessments
• Penetration Testing & Cybersecurity Services
• Regulatory and Jurisdictional Consultation
• Quality Assurance Testing
• Testing Automation
• Training & Education
• Professional Services

“We are enthusiastic about sharing how GLI’s unsurpassed knowledge of the Asian market can help new and existing clients and customers succeed during a time of unprecedented growth in this key gaming sector,” said Ian Hughes, GLI’s Vice President of Global Services. “Please stop by our booth #904, spend time with our team of Asian experts, and learn how our locally-focused, high-quality solutions can make the difference.”

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

 

Contact:
Christie Eickelman, Vice President of Global Marketing
+1 (702) 914-2220 or c.eickelman@gaminglabs.com

LAS VEGAS and MACAU, May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") will showcase the world's best gaming experiences at the Global Gaming Expo Asia ("G2E Asia") May 15-17 at the Venetian Macao.

Scientific Games will highlight new and innovative slot game content, proprietary table games and utilities, electronic table systems, casino-management systems solutions and its new digital and global leading sports betting products — all designed to drive customers' revenue and operating performance.

Ken Jolly, Scientific Games Vice President & Managing Director - Asia, said, "By continuously seeking insights from customers and tailoring our products for local markets, we are changing the way we create and deliver the world's best gaming experiences. Our teams have been laser-focused on innovation and that momentum will be evident as we display our products at G2E Asia."

SG GAMING HIGHLIGHTS

From its slot game hardware and game content portfolio, Scientific Games highlights the popular TwinStar® family of cabinets in the Asian market with engaging content and features:

  • Jin Ji Bao Xi™ original game plus 1 new game
  • THE PINK PANTHER™ with two games on show
  • Very Cherry™
  • Lock it Link® with 2 new games

As the leading casino systems supplier for Macau casinos, Scientific Games will highlight the industry's broadest end-to-end suite of slot and casino-management systems solutions, presenting key new offerings for the Asian market:

Shufflink® System

Shufflink creates a network and user interface to collect real time data from utility products, including shufflers, chippers, and related table peripherals for table performance analysis and player ratings. This advanced product provides new metrics and reports to significantly enhance a pit operation's ability to quickly identify and forecast improvement opportunities and operating constraints.

TableView Table Management Solution

TableView is an innovative table management solution that allows casinos to replace their existing manual rating process with the ease and simplicity of electronic automation. Casinos can create an almost paperless environment in their pit and eliminate the hassle and delays of entering and updating ratings into the casino management system.

iVIEW® Web Content Management

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

From the Company's proprietary table games portfolio, highlights this year will include 99 Fortunes™, EZ Baccarat®, HAWAIIAN ISLAND CREATIONS™ Hold'em Poker, and Lunar Poker.

Scientific Games will display its popular electronic table systems ("ETS") portfolio, designed to maximize casino floor performance and profitability.

Visitors to Scientific Games' G2E Asia booth will be able to experience the Fusion Virtual Multigame and Fusion Hybrid in the immersive new Fusion Vibe™ experience area.

The fully immersive Fusion Vibe experience area takes the player gaming experience to the next level. Adding lights, animation & sound to player celebrations, Fusion Vibe will be a must see at this year's show.

In addition, making its debut in Asia is Scientific Games' innovative take on Stadium Casino War® & Stadium Three Card Poker™. Combining two of the most successful Table Games to ETS stadiums, the Stadium Products give the player an opportunity to play their own game on a terminal with added interactive components from a stadium environment.

Scientific Games, the global leader in shufflers, chip sorters and other utility products, showcases new innovations:

  • ShuffleStar® is a cutting-edge, low-profile front-loading shuffler that shuffles four to eight decks continuously and features a revolutionary high-speed flat-dealing shoe and sophisticated card recognition using two cameras.
  • Safe-Shoe™, a groundbreaking intelligent shoe with advanced technology and a compact design, features card-stop security to prevent dealer errors from overdrawing or underdrawing the cards. Safe-Shoe can be used with any manufactured cards.

SG DIGITAL HIGHLIGHTS

Bringing together some of the most established and successful brands in iGaming, sports betting and iLottery, Scientific Games' SG Digital is an integrated industry leader that will boast products from the Company's nine in-house game development studios – including Bally, Barcrest, NextGen and WMS Gaming. This is SG Digital's first appearance at G2E Asia as a unified division of Scientific Games.

SG Digital will also leverage the combined Company's product offerings, including the award-winning Open Gaming System (OGS), Open Platform System (OPS) and OpenBet®, a leading sports betting solution. The division will showcase a comprehensive portfolio that offers some of the most exciting and engaging products available on the market.

"G2E Asia is an excellent opportunity to showcase the global reach of our market-leading sports betting and gaming solutions," said Matt Davey, Group Chief Executive at SG Digital. "We have started to build out a more robust team in the region as we develop solutions for our existing customers and new operators in the Asian market. We're thrilled to showcase our comprehensive product suite at G2E Asia."

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

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LONDON – May 9, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT)
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LAS VEGAS, May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AGS ("the Company") (NYSE: AGS) today announced an agreement with Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort ("Akwesasne") in Upstate New York that includes using AGS's Social White Label Casino ("Social WLC") platform for a new self-funded player loyalty app called "Play Mohawk" that will integrate with the casino resort's casino management system ("CMS") for enhanced player loyalty and reward capabilities.

 

PlayMohawk

This AGS Social WLC™ partnership with Akwesasne includes a pivotal CMS integration, providing an even more robust self-funded marketing channel. This enhanced version of AGS' Social WLC will enable Akwesasne's players to view and earn card points and status within the Play Mohawk app along with customized offers and promotions that they can redeem at the land-based casino.

"This is a momentous Social WLC deal for AGS because our custom-branded social casino with CMS integration offers the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort a 360-degree view of their players at home, in the casino, and on the go," said David Lopez, President and CEO of AGS. "More importantly, the CMS integration enables the casino to deliver offers and promotions through the app that drive their players back to the casino. Akwesasne's players will also get to socially experience more than 50 of our most exciting and best-performing games before playing them on the casino floor."

"We're thrilled to be partnering with AGS to offer our expansive player base new ways to engage with our brand outside the casino and reap rewards for that interaction through our new Play Mohawk social casino app," said Emily Lauzon, Interim General Manager of Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort. "Having the connection to our CMS elevates our marketing opportunities in new ways, and we plan to take full advantage of how we can customize offers and promotions that compel players to make additional visits to our casino floor."

The Akwesasne Play Mohawk social casino app will be available on the most popular mobile and web platforms for social casino fans — iOS and Android. As part of the agreement, Akwesasne receives a fully casino-branded app with content managed by AGS, live operations scheduling, segmentation, player targeting, analytics and customer support — along with a core suite of 50+ proven land-based game titles and a strong pipeline of new game content.

AGS soft-launched its turn-key Social White Label Casino ("Social WLC") solution in mid-2017 and now has nearly a half-dozen partners. The key benefit of AGS's Social WLC platform is that it has been battle-tested in the highly competitive social casino market and now supports gaming operators' player-engagement initiatives, with powerful brand extension, communications, promotions, and monetization features.

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LONDON, May 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that the Company will present market-approved slot games within its comprehensive product portfolio at G2E Asia 2018, May 15-17 at The Venetian Macao. Under the theme "IGNITE – A New Direction," IGT will demonstrate its momentum in providing its Asia-based customers with solutions and services that are aligned with local player preferences and regional business opportunities. The three-day event will also serve as the Asia debut for the Company's CrystalCurve™ cabinet, and a platform for IGT to highlight its systems leadership throughout Asia.

"IGT's G2E Asia portfolio is anchored in market-ready games such as Hyper Hits and Prize Disk that are approved for distribution in Macau and other key gaming jurisdictions throughout Asia," said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. "IGT continues to make progress towards complementing our leading Systems presence in Asia with localized games, hardware and mobile solutions that our customers can seamlessly deploy on their casino floors with confidence."

Product highlights within IGT's stand 801 will include:

  • The Hyper Hits™ game family: IGT will demonstrate the market-approved Hyper Hits progressive with base game themes The Golden Bow™ and Lotus Princess™ on the CrystalDual® cabinet. The Hyper Hits game family is a linked progressive with a regionally-attuned math model and an engaging ball mechanic that awards the title's jackpots and bonus prizes.
  • The Prize Disk® game family: The Company will demonstrate its market-approved Elephant King® and Wolf Ridge® games from its Prize Disk game family. Both titles include an anticipation-heightening scrolling prize disk above the reels that awards free games, bonuses and jackpots.
  • The Fury game family: Titles from IGT's The Fury family will be among the most anticipated games in IGT's stand. Building on the success of Wild Fury Jackpots®, The Golden Fury™ and Fortune Fury™ games are housed on IGT's CrystalCurve cabinet and feature a top-level linked progressive, followed by five-level bonus prizes that increase in value as players bet up. Both titles include an engaging scatter pay mechanic that initiates the games' free games bonuses, and a compelling presentation that comes to life on the CrystalCurve cabinet's 43-inch, curved, ultra-HD 4K display.
  • The Fortune Gong™ game family: IGT will demonstrate its internationally celebrated Fortune Gong progressive with base games Dragon Dynasty™ and Phoenix Rising™ titles. The games are housed on the CrystalCurve cabinet and award the prizes that are showcased above each reel when a Fortune Gong symbol lands on a corresponding reel.
  • Market-leading Systems solutions: IGT will dedicate a portion of its stand to an interactive Systems demonstration theater. The Company will highlight the IGT Advantage® casino management system (CMS) and the many modular components that have helped propel its success throughout Asia. IGT representatives will present the many capabilities of the IGT Advantage system, along with Advantage-compatible bonusing apps, Service Window, the Beverage on Demand solution and more.
Other gaming innovations within IGT's G2E Asia stand will include:

  • IGT's new Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) terminals and content. The new landscape-oriented, HD terminal is backed by a strong library of live and Random Number Generated (RNG) content, and is compatible with other IGT innovations such as Live Connect technology and the PlaySpot™ mobile solution.
  • IGT's award-winning PlaySpot mobile wagering solution. The versatile technology can extend the reach of live table games to players' mobile devices and can accommodate roulette and baccarat back betting. Operators can also leverage PlaySpot technology to give players mobile access to sports betting, slots, casino games and more from areas that extend beyond the casino floor.
  • Chill Gaming's skill-chance hybrid game Fortunes of the Brave™, and its compelling Bloomtopia™ game that grants players monetary and non-monetary rewards.
  • IGT's regionally popular Cash Cove® game with the Deluxe and Stack editions.
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; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
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Proven Epic Printers and Powerful Epicentral Bonusing System on Display

HAMDEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2018-- TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT) (“TransAct” or “the Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology and printer solutions for high-growth markets, announced today that the Company will demonstrate a full lineup of solutions for the global casino, gaming and lottery industries at G2E Asia 2018, to be held at the Venetian Macao on May 15-17, 2018 in Macao. The Company’s showcase at G2E Asia 2018 (Stand #719) will include a full lineup of its Epic ticket-in/ticket-out (“TITO”) printers, TransAct’s current fully-featured and systems versions of Epicentral along with its Epic roll-fed printers for the global gaming and lottery industries.

“The Asian gaming market continues to thrive and as gaming expansion into Japan nears reality, TransAct is well positioned to capitalize and build on its market-leading position as a one-stop provider of industry-leading technology and printer solutions for global casino, gaming and lottery operators,” said Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransAct Technologies. “Our entire team is excited to return to Macao where we will demonstrate our best-in-class portfolio of solutions for casino slot floors, gaming machines and lottery installations along with our deep commitment to the industry and unmatched customer service. In particular, our market-leading Epic TITO printers, two unique versions of our Epicentral promotion and bonusing print system and our proven Epic roll-fed printers will be the centerpiece of our presence at G2E Asia 2018 as we help our customers throughout Asia improve their businesses.”

Epic: THE Name in Ticket-In/Ticket-Out Printers

TransAct’s best-in-class lineup of Epic TITO printers on display at G2E Asia 2018 (Stand #719) will include the advanced Epic Edge, the industry-leading Epic 950 and its purpose-built Epic Edge TT and Epic 950 TT table top printers. The next-generation Epic Edge is built on the proven long-term performance of the industry-leading Epic 950 and is designed so that both printers can be easily run side-by-side. In addition, the high-resolution print capabilities of the Epic Edge can replicate a nearly unlimited array of characters and graphics, making this latest TITO printer an ideal fit for casino operators in Asia. Attendees will get a clear look at the unmatched reliability of the Epic Edge and Epic 950, both of which are designed to simplify casino operations and improve floor performance.

TITO solutions on display will include:

  • Epic Edge – This next-generation casino ticket printer offers 300 dpi print resolution, a 50% improvement over current printers, allowing for razor sharp barcodes that improve bill validator acceptance and reduce attendant calls. It also includes an adjustable ticket bucket that accommodates standard tickets and smaller, paper-saving tickets. Additional unique features include a single rugged outer chassis with color coded rails and Serial, USB and Netplex ports, hot swap capability to eliminate game downtime, two high-speed interfaces (USB and Micro SD) for simple updates, and a faster ServerPort™ connection.
  • Epic 950 – The current industry-standard for TITO printing, TransAct’s Epic 950 delivers proven performance in over 500,000 slot machines worldwide. Easily integrated into all game types, the Epic 950 features TicketBurst™ technology to eliminate player/ticket interference and is fully compatible with Epicentral to provide for the direct, real-time delivery of eye-catching personalized promotions and bonus offers.
  • Epic Edge TT™ and Epic 950 TT™ – These unique, purpose-built printers take the power of the advanced Epic Edge and proven Epic 950 outside the slot machine and on to table games, players’ club desks and cash desks. They package a printer, internally mounted power supply and ServerPort in a tidy, compact design that is easy to deploy. In addition, thanks to their dual port capability, the Epic Edge TT and Epic 950 TT allow operators to expand the bonusing environment created by their Epicentral deployments to non-gaming device applications.

Epicentral Delivers Casino Revenue Growth

Epicentral has been the gaming industry’s only enterprise-level promotion and bonusing software solution for more than five years. It allows operators to easily target and provide printed bonuses in real-time to players while they play on the casino floor. Epicentral and the Epicentral Systems Edition (“Epicentral SE”) will return to G2E Asia 2018 to demonstrate how they are successfully “Delivering Casino Revenue Growth” for casinos around the globe. Epicentral effectively bridges the gap between the slot machine and the reward of the printed ticket, allowing operators to drive increased customer visitation and play with ease.

Epicentral v3.9, the latest version of this industry-unique solution, offers users a host of features that build on a proven track record of driving increased time on device and revenue. Innovative features on display will include the ability to run multiple promotions at the same time, create games within games, run different promotions on different slot game banks, segment players by tier, promote to different levels of uncarded players and leverage its real-time capabilities to improve operator decision making through detailed activity reports. Epicentral v3.9 also dramatically improves the player experience by allowing for the redemption, printing and re-printing of bonuses at multiple locations.

Casino operators are keenly aware of the need to differentiate themselves through their bonus offerings as they compete for player attention and business. While printed bonuses have historically been offered for player loyalty programs through direct mail or an in-casino host, Epicentral SE allows operators to leverage their existing systems to expand bonus capabilities to the gaming device. Epicentral SE easily turns current promotions into printed coupons thanks to the power of Epicentral’s Print Manager and Design Center modules. The system can print and deliver free play vouchers directly to players which can be redeemed at the slot machine. It also presents operators with an upgrade path to a full Epicentral system implementation to take the in-casino bonus environment to a whole new level.

Epic Roll-Fed Printers: A One-Stop Shop

TransAct is a one-stop shop for gaming and lottery operators, offering a complete lineup of Epic roll-fed printers. The Company’s Epic roll-fed printers have delivered industry-leading dependability and capabilities for more than 20 years and the full array of roll-fed printers on display at G2E Asia are ideal for use in the variety of gaming devices around the world as well as in self-service kiosk and lottery applications.

Gaming and lottery roll-fed solutions on display will include:

  • Epic 880® – This compact printer for all types of gaming machines (including amusement with prizes, skill with prizes and video lottery terminals) features a modular design that is configurable to nearly any space, a variable length ticket presenter and ticket retract capability. It also offers auto paper loading and can accommodate 4-inch or 6-inch paper rolls.
  • Epic 430® – An easy-to-configure modular design makes the Epic 430 ideal for customer self-service kiosks. This printer features variable length tickets with graphics and coupons capabilities, quick paper roll changes, a fast print speed and an array of standard paper sensors.
  • Epic 3000® – The Epic 3000 has been delivering fast, proven performance for the lottery industry for more than 20 years across thousands of locations. It offers a number of industry-unique features, including an anti-jam front paper exit for reliable operation, the ability to print and stack up to 100 tickets without shuffling, a large 7.5-inch diameter paper roll, and the only full tool steel rotary cutter.
For more information about Epicentral the Company’s complete lineup of Epic gaming and lottery printers, please visit http://www.transact-tech.com.

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.

Epicentral and Epic are registered trademarks of TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. ©2018 TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. All rights reserved.

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NEW YORKMay 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (INSE) today announced that its market leading Virtual Sports products will be deployed at retailer locations in Pennsylvania following a ground-breaking technology project with the Pennsylvania Lottery and Scientific Games.

Virtual Sports products will launch as part of an integration with the Pennsylvania Lottery's central gaming system provided by Scientific Games. Initially, Stock Car Racing and the new 1st Down™ Virtual Football will be offered.  Scheduled events will be streamed into a mixture of retail venues and bars and taverns throughout Pennsylvania via two dedicated channels throughout the day. The product offering will be branded Xpress Sports by the Pennsylvania Lottery.

"We are delighted to announce this key milestone for the Pennsylvania Lottery and Virtual Sports fans in the state," said Lorne Weil, Inspired's Executive Chairman.  "Through an integration with the Lottery's gaming system, we're introducing the thrill of Virtual Sports betting for the first time to Pennsylvanians, and we're gratified to have been chosen by the Pennsylvania Lottery to deliver these new gaming entertainment products to its valued players with our high quality Virtual Sports graphics and animation."

"We are proud to be a leader in global Virtual Sports innovation, and we look forward to introducing new market-specific products, including 1st Down™ Virtual Football, to the Pennsylvania Lottery's players.  This announcement signifies an important milestone in Inspired's North American strategy and we look forward to building upon it in the future," said Inspired's President and COO Brooks Pierce.

LONDON – May 7, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded a $1,625,595 jackpot to a lucky slot player at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. on Sunday, April 29.

This jackpot marks the sixth million dollar-plus Wheel of Fortune slots jackpot awarded this year.

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

The first From Dusk Till Dawn™ games on the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. III hit the floor on May 4, 2018, and things are looking very cool!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin—The US debut of the new From Dusk Till Dawn™ video slot from NOVOMATIC Americas will take place at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The machines will be rolled out to the property and available to play on May 2.

The iconic theme resurrects the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez classic on the casino floor as the cult film last year celebrated its 20-year anniversary. Presented on the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 and V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 cabinets, the game has all the elements to inspire players with its fiery gameplay, Dusk and Dawn jackpots, and exciting features and bonuses.

Potawatomi Casino will be the first in North America to offer the game with subsequent launches to follow across the US.

“We love to provide our guests with the latest in gaming entertainment and are thrilled to offer them an exclusive opportunity to play From Dusk Till Dawn™,” said Rodney Ferguson, CEO and General Manager at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. “As one of the hottest titles from the 2017 G2E, our partnership with NOVOMATIC is already proving to be a fruitful one with the introduction of exciting new slots like this one.”

The title provides all the sounds and imagery made famous by the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez classic. From Dusk Till Dawn™ is the first premium license offering as part of a strategic partnership between MiramaxTM and NOVOMATIC.

“This is the first premium brand we have ever offered at NOVOMATIC Americas,” said NOVOMATIC Americas President and Chief Executive Officer – North America Rick Meitzler. “Potawatomi has been an outstanding promotional partner. The game looks fantastic and it’s designed with bonuses that will entertain and entice slot players. We are thrilled to introduce the product at the beautiful Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.”

From Dusk Till Dawn™ offers players an entertaining assortment of mini bonuses that can trigger on any base game spin, two highly engaging bonus features and a two-level standalone progressive jackpot. The game features a thrilling Dancing Bonus feature as well as a Mugshot Bonus feature and a progressive jackpot. George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Salma Hayek, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis and everyone’s favorite bartender, Danny Trejo, appear throughout the game, offering players new and entertaining ways to win.

For more information on NOVOMATIC Americas, visit novomaticamericas.com

Scientific Games' SG Digital division has deployed its Open Gaming System (OGS) for UK- and Isle of Man-licensed operator Novibet, allowing it to significantly expand its range of casino games.

This sees Novibet players gain access to a portfolio of more than 1,000 games, including titles from SG Digital's nine in-house studios alongside a range of third-party content.

The roll-out follows a series of updates to the Novibet Casino platform, completed in April, which allowed for a range of titles to be added from new suppliers.

"We're pleased to begin our partnership with Novibet," SG Digital group chief executive Matt Davey said.

"Our OGS platform brings industry leading games to customers with easy integration, allowing their players to enjoy our world-class content," he said. "We look forward to our relationship with Novibet as we continue to provide them with best-in-class gaming content."

Novibet general manager Konstantinos Andris added: "The SG Digital portfolio instantly expands our game library to include some highly popular titles. We're thrilled to bring both their proprietary content and their library of third-party content to our site, further enhancing our online portfolio."

Kevin Sheehan to Remain as Senior Advisor – Cottle to Focus on Driving Current Growth Strategies and Unifying the Player Experience Across Retail and Digital

Tim Bucher to Join Company as Chief Product Officer

LAS VEGAS, May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced new executive appointments. Barry Cottle, currently Chief Executive Officer of SG Interactive, will become the Company's new President and CEO, effective June 1, 2018. Cottle will replace current President and CEO Kevin Sheehan who will remain with the company as a senior advisor. The Company also announced that Tim Bucher, previously SVP and GM of the Consumer Solutions Group at Seagate Technology, has been named EVP and Chief Product Officer across all Scientific Games' business divisions.

"I'm proud of what we have accomplished over the past two years. Our Company is stronger than ever and growing across all our divisions. With the acquisition of NYX and the rapid growth of our entire interactive business, Scientific Games is poised to lead the future as the entire gaming industry transitions to new digital and mobile platforms. I want to thank the Scientific Games executive team, my friends and colleagues at MacAndrews & Forbes and all of our employees for their hard work and commitment. Barry has been a great partner, and I look forward to supporting his efforts to lead Scientific Games into the digital future," said Kevin Sheehan.

"Innovation is the cornerstone of our strategy at Scientific Games. Across all our business units and platforms, we are relentless in our efforts to drive greater efficiency and adaptability to take advantage of new and growing markets. Scientific Games' expertise and passion for innovation is an invaluable asset, as we continue to build cutting-edge technology to enhance the player experience for both retail and digital platforms," said Barry Cottle.

"Kevin took over after the successful integration of Bally and WMS and, as one company, moved Scientific Games forward and helped in driving growth across all our business units. I want to thank him for his strong leadership and tireless efforts that led to the company's success over the last two years and I look forward to continuing to work with him as a senior advisor to the company. Under Barry's leadership, SG Interactive, now SG Social and SG Digital with the NYX acquisition, has become the market leader in free-to-play and online gaming and is perfectly positioned to capitalize on new markets opening up to legalized online gaming, lottery and sports betting around the world, including the United States," said Ronald O. Perelman, Chairman of the Board of Scientific Games.

Barry Cottle joined Scientific Games as Chief Executive, SG Interactive, in August 2015 to lead the strategy and growth plans of the Interactive group.  In just over two years, Barry led the team to double revenue growth and Scientific Games' efforts to enter Sports Betting and iLottery through the acquisition of NYX/OpenBet™. Before Scientific Games, Mr. Cottle served as Vice Chairman of Deluxe Entertainment where he helped drive digital innovation including Deluxe's launch of Virtual Reality. Prior to that, Barry has held Executive Leadership roles at Zynga, Electronic Arts Inc., The Walt Disney Company and Palm Computing, Inc., helping lead these organizations to rapid growth in mobile and online markets by providing leading-edge products.  

Tim Bucher joins the Company as EVP and Chief Product Officer across all business divisions. Bucher is a Silicon Valley veteran who has created several successful companies which have either been taken public or acquired by tech giants including Apple, Microsoft, Dell, and Seagate Technology over the last 3 decades. He has served in executive product roles directly for Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Michael Dell learning from those iconic entrepreneurs how to innovate and grow businesses.  Specializing in consumer software, hardware, and user experiences, Tim holds over 40 patents in networking technology, user interface design, computer and processor design as well as graphics and multimedia technologies.  Most recently Tim served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Seagate Technology's $1.4B global consumer business developing innovative solutions to break Seagate into new markets including mobile, drone, and gaming.

TransAct Technologies Partners with AIGC Co., Ltd. to Pursue Japan Casino Gaming Opportunities AIGC Co., Headed by 25-Year Casino Gaming Veteran Aki Isoi, will Promote TransAct's Industry-Leading Print Technology to Wide Range of Gaming Device Manufacturers and Casino Operators Pursuing New, Large Market Opportunity


Hamden, Connecticut - January 10, 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 a partnership with AIGC Co., a new consulting agency focused on the potential casino gaming market in Japan. AIGC Co., which is headed by 25-year casino gaming executive Akiyoshi ("Aki") Isoi, will promote the advantages of TransAct's industry-leading casino gaming print technologies to all constituencies pursuing and supporting the large potential market opportunity in Japan, including established gaming equipment manufacturers, international and local casino operators, government officials and to-be-created regulatory agencies.

Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransAct Technologies, commented, "I am truly excited to be working with Aki as he is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in the casino industry. Aki's sterling reputation and 25-year track record of success in the casino gaming industry make him the perfect partner to promote our printer and software technology solutions in what we believe will become a large new casino market. He now resides in Japan and his relationships and knowledge of the market will help ensure that the advantages of our leading solutions are top of mind for all participants in the market, including with the large international operators that have already opened offices in the market, with local and global equipment manufacturers including pachinko machine suppliers, and with all government agencies that will help to establish, regulate and promote casino gaming in Japan. We are confident that with Aki's support, TransAct will be optimally positioned to capture a strong share of the casino gaming printer market as the Japan opportunity develops."

Aki Isoi added, "TransAct's casino products are the industry's most reliable and best-in-class solutions, delivering proven performance for casino operators. I am very pleased to be working with Bart and the TransAct team as this large new market begins to form. All potential operators in Japan and their guests will demand optimal performance from casino gaming technology and I am confident that TransAct's solutions will exceed expectations and help play a role in establishing Japan as a casino gaming technology leader."

The Japanese casino gaming market is expected to be a major opportunity including the initial licensing of up to three large-scale integrated casino resort properties; two in large cities and one in a regional market. The request for proposal process for interested operating partners is expected to begin shortly and conclude later in 2018 which could result in the first integrated resort properties opening as early as 2021 or 2022.
TransAct's available print technology solutions for the Japan gaming market will include:

  • Epicentral(R) -- This revolutionary enterprise-level promotion and bonusing software solution effectively bridges the gap between the gaming device and the reward of the printed ticket. Epicentral v3.9 allows operators to run simultaneous promotions, create games within games, offer multi-user/multi-site promotions, run different promotions on different slot game banks, segment players by tier and run promotions for uncarded players. Epicentral System Edition (SE) allows operators to leverage existing system investments to expand bonusing by leveraging the Print Manager and Design Center modules while also providing an upgrade path to Epicentral.
  • Epic Edge(R) -- This next-generation casino ticket printer offers operators a new print resolution (300 dpi) that delivers a 50% improvement over current printers and razor sharp barcodes, allowing it to improve bill validator acceptance and reduce attendant calls. It also includes an adjustable ticket bucket that accommodates standard tickets and smaller, paper-saving tickets. Additional unique features include a single rugged outer chassis with color coded rails and Serial, USB and Netplex ports, hot swap capability to eliminate game downtime, two high-speed interfaces (USB and Micro SD) for simple updates, and a faster ServerPort(TM) connection.
  • Epic 950(R) -- The current industry-standard for TITO printing, TransAct's Epic 950 continues to deliver proven performance in over 500,000 slot machines worldwide. Easily integrated into all game types, the Epic 950 features TicketBurst(TM) technology to eliminate player/ticket interference and is fully compatible with Epicentral to provide for the direct, real-time delivery of eye-catching personalized promotions and bonus offers.
  • Epic Edge TT(TM) and Epic 950 TT(TM) -- These unique, purpose-built printers take the power of the advanced Epic Edge and proven Epic 950 outside the slot machine and on to table games, players' club desks and cash desks. They package a printer, internally mounted power supply and ServerPort in a tidy, compact design that is easy to deploy. In addition, thanks to their dual port capability, the Epic Edge TT and Epic 950 TT allow operators to expand the bonusing environment created by their Epicentral deployments to non-gaming device applications.
  • Epic 880(R) -- This compact printer for all types of gaming machines(including amusement with prizes, skill with prizes and video lottery terminals) features a modular design that is configurable to nearly any space, a variable length ticket presenter and ticket retract capability. It also offers auto paper loading and can accommodate 4-inch or 6-inch paper rolls.
  • Epic 430(R) -- An easy-to-configure modular design makes the Epic 430 ideal for customer self-service kiosks. This printer features variable length tickets with graphics and coupons capabilities, quick paper roll changes, a fast print speed and an array of standard paper sensors.


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(TM), EPICENTRAL(R), Epic(R), Ithaca(R), RESPONDER and Printrex(R) 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. Epicentral and Epic are registered trademarks of TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. (c)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; our new line of food safety and oil and gas products driving increased adoption by customers; and other risk factors detailed from time to time in TransAct's 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.
Doncaster, UK – November 29, 2017 – TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, announced today that beginning January 1, 2018, it will launch direct sales and support operations for casino and gaming customers throughout Europe. TransAct’s new direct European sales team, led by Robert Denham, Vice President of Sales and Product Management, will be focused on the Company’s casino and gaming solutions portfolio, including its industry-leading Epic Edge™ and Epic 950™ ticket-in/ticket-out printers, the Epic 880® and Epic 430® roll-fed printers, the Epic 3000® lottery printer, and its industry-unique Epicentral promotion and bonusing software solution. TransAct expects that the shift from working with a distributor to a direct sales and service team to support European customers will result in more effective customer interaction and service which will drive an improvement in its international casino and gaming contributions going forward.

To support its new direct sales operations in Europe, the Company recently expanded its presence in Doncaster, United Kingdom. TransAct’s Doncaster office contact information is as follows:

TransAct Technologies Limited
Units 5 & 6 Bullrush Grove
Balby, Doncaster DN4 8SL UK
+44-1709772500

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.
Epicentral System Edition Deployed via Existing Aristocrat OASIS 360™ Slot Management System
Hamden, CT and Islandia, NY – October 2, 2017 – TransAct Technologies Incorporated (“TransAct” or “the Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, announced today that the first deployment of Epicentral SE, TransAct’s new systems edition of its Epicentral promotion and bonusing print system, is now live at Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino in Islandia, New York. Used in conjunction with the Aristocrat OASIS 360™ slot management system and TransAct Epic 950 printers, Epicentral SE is powering the delivery of printed offers, including free play vouchers delivered to players directly at the Long Island casino’s 1,000 video lottery terminals (“VLT”) which they can redeem while playing.

Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino is located adjacent to Exit 58 of the Long Island Expressway and features 1,000 VLTs as well as a 227-room hotel, off-track betting (OTB) wagering and several food and beverage options. The hotel is owned by global hospitality company Delaware North, which also manages the gaming portion of the venue for Suffolk Regional OTB.

Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransAct Technologies, commented, “We are excited that Delaware North and the Jake’s 58 team selected Epicentral SE to power new bonusing opportunities for their players and are delighted to be working with Aristocrat to extend the capabilities of their powerful OASIS 360 system. In what has become a highly competitive industry environment, TransAct believes that the real-time delivery of bonuses via a printed voucher is a differentiated way for operators to drive increased visitation and play among their patrons. The ability to print playable vouchers, redeemable at the game, is an unrivaled feature of our Epicentral SE system, an easy-to-implement add-on to slot management systems like OASIS 360 that transforms the bonus environment on casino floors. We look forward to working with Jake’s 58 as they fully leverage the capabilities of Epicentral SE.”

Chuck Kilroy, General Manager of Jake’s 58, commented, “Since opening in February 2017, Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino has attracted a dedicated following of customers from across Long Island. In working to expand our offers and promotions, we recognized that delivering real-time bonuses to our customers would be an attractive way to interact with them while they are playing one of our 1,000 VLTs and electronic table games. We chose TransAct’s Epic 950 printer for our machines in part because it allowed us to implement Epicentral SE. We are delighted with the results driven by Epicentral SE to date, and our marketing and gaming teams look forward to exploring the ways we can expand our bonus and promotion offerings going forward to further excite our players.”

Angelo Palmisano, Vice President of Systems Product of Aristocrat Technologies, added, “Integrating the capabilities of Epicentral SE into the proven bonus offerings enabled by OASIS 360 is a no brainer, as printed coupons are an ideal way to get players’ attention and drive increased slot floor activity. By working in close collaboration with the team from TransAct, we were able to quickly upgrade the power of what we can deliver to Jake’s 58 through our OASIS 360 slot management system and further aid our customer in their delivery of an attractive casino gaming environment, all while tracking player activity and the effectiveness of their promotions.”

Epicentral is the industry’s only enterprise-level promotion and bonusing software suite, providing for the real-time delivery of targeted promotions to customers directly at slot machines and electronic table games. TransAct’s new systems edition of Epicentral, Epicentral SE, allows operators to use the existing bonusing capabilities of their slot management systems to offer bonuses to players as a printed coupon by leveraging Epicentral’s Print Manager and Design Center modules. These real-time printed bonuses have been proven to drive increased time on device and, ultimately, increased revenue for the casino operator.

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.

Epicentral is a registered trademark of TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. ©2017 TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. All rights reserved.

About Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino
Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino in Islandia, N.Y., features 1,000 video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming machines, including table game favorites Black Jack, Craps, Roulette and Baccarat in an electronic format, thanks to the Interblock Stadium. The casino also offers two Off-Track Betting kiosks with racing simulcast monitors, plus several food and beverage options, including the Bistro 58 restaurant. The hotel features 227 guest rooms with free high-speed internet service and a fitness center, in addition to the gaming venue and food and beverage options. The name “Jake’s” is a nod to the Jacobs family, which for more than 100 years has owned and led Delaware North, and the “58” represents the nearby Exit 58 of I-495, the Long Island Expressway. To book hotel rooms and for more information, visit www.Jakes58.com.

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.

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; our new line of food safety and oil and gas products driving increased adoption by customers; and other risk factors detailed from time to time in TransAct's 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.
Hamden, CT – September 11, 2017 – TransAct Technologies Incorporated (“TransAct” or “the Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, announced today that the first deployment of Epicentral SE, TransAct’s new systems edition of its Epicentral promotion and bonusing print system, is now live at a U.S. commercial casino. Installed in connection with the existing slot management system and TransAct Epic 950 printers in use at the property, Epicentral SE is powering the delivery of printed offers, including free play vouchers, delivered directly to players which they can redeem while playing.

Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransAct Technologies, commented, “We are excited that Epicentral SE is now powering new bonusing opportunities at a U.S. casino for the first time. In what has become a highly competitive industry environment, TransAct believes that the real-time delivery of bonuses via a printed voucher is a differentiated way for operators to drive increased visitation and play among their patrons. The ability to print playable vouchers, redeemable at the game, is an unrivaled feature of our Epicentral SE system, an easy-to-implement add-on to slot management systems that transforms the bonus environment on casino floors. We look forward to working with this customer as they fully leverage the capabilities of Epicentral SE.”

Epicentral is the industry’s only enterprise-level promotion and bonusing software suite, providing for the real-time delivery of targeted promotions to customers directly at slot machines and electronic table games. TransAct’s new systems edition of Epicentral, Epicentral SE, allows operators to use the existing bonusing capabilities of their slot management systems to offer bonuses to players as a printed coupon by leveraging Epicentral’s Print Manager and Design Center modules. These real-time printed bonuses have been proven to drive increased time on device and, ultimately, increased revenue for the casino operator.

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.

Epicentral and Epic are registered trademarks of TRANSACT Technologies Incorporated. ©2017 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; our new line of food safety and oil and gas products driving increased adoption by customers; and other risk factors detailed from time to time in TransAct's 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.

NEW YORK, May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSE) ("Inspired" or the "Company") today announced that, effective immediately, the Company has formed the Office of the Executive Chairman, which will consist of Executive Chairman Lorne Weil; President and Chief Operating Officer Brooks Pierce; Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Daniel Silvers; and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Stewart Baker. The Office of the Executive Chairman will execute the day-to-day management of the Company.

In connection with the formation of the Office of the Executive Chairman, Brooks Pierce has been named the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Pierce recently joined the Company as Senior Vice President, North America. He has over 25 years of experience in the gaming industry. He joins established Company executives Weil, Silvers and Baker in the new Office of Executive Chairman. Also in connection with the formation of the Office of the Executive Chairman, the Company's CFO, Stewart Baker, has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

The Company also announced that Luke Alvarez, President and Chief Executive Officer, is departing the Inspired group, under terms being finalized. Executive Chairman Lorne Weil said, "I am grateful to Luke for his leadership of Inspired since its founding and during its rapid growth in its inaugural year and a half as a public company. We will miss him, and we wish him every success". The Inspired Board adds its thanks and best wishes. Mr. Alvarez's previous responsibilities will be divided among the members of the Office of the Executive Chairman.

The Company also pre-announced certain summary unaudited financial results for the Second Quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, which ended March 31, 2018. The Company has not completed its financial closing procedures, and its independent registered public accounting firm has not completed its review of the Company's results of operations for that quarter. Nevertheless, based on the Company's initial assessments, it estimates that its consolidated revenue for that quarter will be approximately $37.5 million, representing an increase of approximately 33.5% over the Company's consolidated revenue for the comparable period in the prior year, and that its consolidated Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) for that quarter will be approximately $12.4 million, representing an increase of approximately 43.4% over the Company's consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the comparable period in the prior year and an increase of approximately 26.1% over the Company's consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the First Quarter of its 2018 fiscal year. These estimates exceed the quarterly results that the Company budgeted for itself in 2017, at the beginning of its 2018 fiscal year.

These estimates are preliminary and the Company's actual results may differ materially from these estimates, including as a result of the completion of the Company's quarter-end financial closing procedures, any adjustments that may result from the review of the Company's consolidated financial statements for the quarter by its independent registered public accounting firm and other developments that may arise between now and the time the consolidated financial results for the quarter are finalized and publicly reported in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. See "Forward-Looking Statements", below. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. For our definition of the measure and its reconciliation to net loss, see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures", below. The Company undertakes no obligation to make future disclosures regarding its performance against internal budgets.

Mr. Weil concluded, "I believe the outlook for the Company is strong and I look forward to continuing to work with the leadership team, the Board and our incredibly talented employees as we execute on our strategic priorities as a best-in-class company and leader in our industry."

Conference Call and Webcast

Inspired management will host a conference call at 9:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, to discuss the Company's full Second Quarter results and general business trends. The dial-in number is 1-877-870-4263 for participants in the United States and 1-412-317-0790 for participants outside the United States. Participants should ask to be joined to the Inspired Entertainment call. A replay of the call will be available one hour after the conclusion of the call and until May 16, 2018 by calling 1-877-344-7529 for listeners in the United States, or 1-412-317-0088 for listeners outside the United States, via replay access code 10120001. A replay of the call will also be available on our website at www.inseinc.com on the Investors/Events and Presentations web page.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We use certain non-GAAP financial measures, including EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, to analyze our operating performance. We use these financial measures to manage our business on a day-to-day basis. We believe that these measures are commonly used in our industry to measure performance. For these reasons, we believe that our non-GAAP financial measures provide expanded insight into our business, in addition to standard U.S. GAAP financial measures. There are no specific rules or regulations for defining and using non-GAAP financial measures, and as a result the measures we use may not be comparable to measures used by other companies, even if they have similar labels. The presentation of non-GAAP financial information should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. You should consider our non-GAAP financial measures in conjunction with our U.S. GAAP financial measures. We define certain of our non-GAAP financial measures as follows:

EBITDA is defined as net loss excluding depreciation and amortization, interest expense, interest income and income tax expense.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net loss excluding depreciation and amortization, interest expense, interest income and income tax expense, and other additional exclusions and adjustments. Such additional excluded amounts include stock-based compensation U.S. GAAP charges where the associated liability is expected to be settled in stock, and changes in the value of earnout liabilities and income and expenditure in relation to legacy portions of the business (being those portions where trading no longer occurs) including closed defined benefit pension schemes. Additional adjustments are made for items considered outside the normal course of business, including (1) restructuring costs, which include charges attributable to employee severance, management changes, restructuring and integration (2) merger and acquisition costs and (3) gains or losses not in the ordinary course of business.

We believe Adjusted EBITDA, when considered along with other performance measures, is a particularly useful performance measure, because it focuses on certain operating drivers of the business, including sales growth, operating costs, selling and administrative expense and other operating income and expense. We believe Adjusted EBITDA can provide a more complete understanding of our operating results and the trends to which we are subject, and an enhanced overall understanding of our financial performance and prospects for the future. Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of liquidity or cash flows from operations or a measure comparable to net income or loss, because it does not take into account certain aspects of our operating performance (for example, it excludes non-recurring gains and losses which are not deemed to be a normal part of underlying business activities). Our use of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to the use by other companies of similarly termed measures. Management compensates for these limitations by using Adjusted EBITDA as only one of several measures for evaluating our operating performance. In addition, capital expenditures, which affect depreciation and amortization, interest expense, and income tax benefit (expense), are evaluated separately by management.

INSPIRED ENTERTAINMENT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

     
   

For the Three-Month Period ended

           
   

Unaudited 
March 31,

 

Unaudited 
March 31,

 

(In thousands)

 

2018

 

2017

 
           

Net loss

 

($498)

 

($9,120)

 
           

Items Relating to Legacy Activities:

         

Pension charges

 

139

 

166

 

Costs relating to former operations

 

-

 

43

 

Litigation Settlement

 

260

 

-

 
           

Items outside the normal course of business:

         

   Costs of group restructure

 

257

 

467

 

Transaction fees

 

228

 

813

 
           

Stock-based compensation expense

 

1,251

 

1,291

 
           

Depreciation and amortization

 

11,120

 

8,004

 

Total other expense, net

 

(437)

 

6,953

 

Income tax

 

83

 

32

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$12,402

 

$8,649

 
           

Adjusted EBITDA

 

£8,861

 

£6,981

 
           

Exchange Rate - $ to £

 

1.40

 

1.24

 

Certain totals may vary due to rounding.

May 1, 2018 (Vancouver, Canada) – GeoComply today announced that it has signed an agreement with Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) to provide its market-leading geolocation compliance services to the company in anticipation of regulated sport betting being legalized in the United States.

GeoComply’s geolocation technology will be integrated into the OpenBet™ platform, SG Digital's innovative and best-of-breed sports betting solution. GeoComply will verify a player’s wager is placed from a location authorized for legal sports betting, to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.

“Scientific Games has been a long-time partner of GeoComply since the onset of U.S.-regulated iGaming, having first gone live with our geolocation technology in New Jersey in 2013,” states GeoComply USA CEO Anna Sainsbury. “As a market innovator, they have taken the initiative to anticipate the U.S. sports betting market’s regulatory needs by integrating our geofencing capabilities into their products. This move ideally positions Scientific Games as the industry awaits the Supreme Court decision on the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).”

Quinton Singleton, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Government Affairs of SG Digital, said: “Having recently announced that our sports betting solution is already under review by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, Scientific Games sees itself at the forefront of the industry to mobilize and offer live online sports wagering as soon as the law permits. GeoComply’s technology is key for preparing and licensing our solution in such a highly anticipated time in our industry.”

New Jersey is currently challenging the constitutionality of PASPA. The federal statute, implemented in 1992, made gambling on professional and collegiate athletics illegal. If PASPA is repealed, a report published by U.S. gambling research consultancy Eilers & Krejcik Gaming has indicated that up to 30 states could introduce licensed sports betting bills.
Company's Cooperative Services Program Added to Enhance Sales Growth and Help Increase Lottery Proceeds to State

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that the Kentucky Lottery Corporation (the "Lottery) has extended the Company's instant games contract for eight years. Players in Kentucky will continue to enjoy the fun and entertainment of favorite games such as Bluegrass Blowout and Wild 8s, as well as innovative new products like Folding Money Doubler, oversized game Big Money, and multi-scene game Big Blue/Big Red 8s. As part of the contract extension, Scientific Games was also selected to incorporate its Cooperative Services Program (CSP) for full category management of instant games to the Kentucky Lottery and its network of nearly 3,000 retailers.

"We have strategically chosen to extend our instant games contract with Scientific Games due to their track record of providing quality games, support and strategic planning for our instant game portfolio," said Tom Delacenserie, President of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. "The addition of the Cooperative Services Program allows us to build on the success of our instant games. Scientific Games' product solutions and advanced logistics will enhance our ability to plan, manage and distribute our instant games in the most efficient manner possible across our retailer network – and ultimately help us increase revenues for the Commonwealth of Kentucky."

Scientific Games' Cooperative Services Program is a full category management approach used by more than 20 lotteries worldwide to maximize retail sales performance. Services may include research, game planning and design, inside sales, state-of-the-art advanced logistics, instant game management systems, and marketing support. In the United States, instant game retail sales for lotteries currently using the Company's CSP outpace the industry by nearly 40 percent.

"We look forward to eight more years of growth for the Kentucky Lottery's instant products through our trusted relationship with the lottery's instant game and marketing teams," said John Schulz, Senior Vice President, Instant Products at Scientific Games. "Combining our 40 years of knowledge of instant products and lottery consumers with the Lottery's highly experienced team, it's a win-win that will get even better with the addition of our full category management Cooperative Services Program, which will include our SciTrak™ instant game management system."

The Kentucky Lottery is ranked among the Top 25 lotteries in the world for instant game per capita sales (La Fleur's 2018 World Almanac). Scientific Games, the world's leading supplier of lottery instant games, has supplied the Lottery's instant games for more than 25 years, and through the current contract for the last seven years.

With a total of nine instant game presses in five manufacturing facilities on four continents, Scientific Games provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries globally.

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
LAS VEGAS (April 30, 2018) – Aristocrat has installed its multiple award-winning Oasis 360™ system at Ocean Downs Casino in Berlin, Maryland, replacing an existing competitive product. This latest agreement continues to strengthen the partnership between Aristocrat and Churchill Downs and marks the fifth property within the enterprise utilizing the Oasis 360 solution.

As part of the Oasis 360 system installation, Aristocrat provided Ocean Downs with all-new, in-game nCompass™ 6.2 units; Oasis Core, which includes advanced accounting, marketing, and operational modules; Oasis Trackit™ for sophisticated table management; and the Oasis Bonusing modules nRich™ and Play & Win™.

“We have been very pleased with the performance of Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 system at our other properties, and now we are eager to implement the system at Ocean Downs,” said Director of Casino Technology for Churchill Downs Incorporated Russ Stokes. “We have found Oasis 360 to be a very strong solution for us, both from a management perspective and from a marketing/intelligence perspective.”

Aristocrat Vice President of System Sales Clark Warren said, “We are grateful to Churchill Downs Incorporated for their ongoing trust and support of our Oasis 360 system. Casinos of all sizes across North America continue to achieve success using the system’s enterprise-wide functionality to drive efficiencies and increase excitement on the casino floor.”

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 to brand connectivity.

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