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Barry Cottle, President and Chief Executive Officer at Scientific Games, said, "We are excited that Caesars chose Scientific Games' OpenBet sportsbook technology to provide the company and its players with our advanced, proven sports betting platform. This is a pivotal deal that will shape the U.S. sports betting landscape for years to come. Together, we will usher in a new era for gaming in the U.S. and welcome thousands of new players into the sports betting market. With OpenBet, our powerful and robust sportsbook platform, Caesars will have a truly open platform and end-to-end product suite that delivers the very best and flexible solutions. Our SG Digital team is excited to help Caesars build for the future, as they expand their sports betting across land-based, digital and mobile platforms into newly regulated markets."
Scientific Games will provide its proven OpenBet product suite to Caesars, enabling industry leading technology and dynamic on-property experiences for Caesars patrons. OpenBet has proven success managing the largest share of the world's online bets, more than 2 billion online bets annually. OpenBet is the platform of choice for the world's largest sportsbook operators due to the platform's feature richness and reliability in managing a high volume of transactions at the most demanding times. In the recent World Cup, Scientific Games' platform processed over 177 MM bets in the U.K., accepted 4.4 MM bets on a single match, when England played against Columbia, and managed one customer's peak wager levels at 18,000 bets per minute with no reported issues. The Company's SG Digital division will provide Caesars' players with proven success, quality, flexibility, reliability and a robust back-end system and seamless user interface that empowers players with an unmatched betting experience.
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AGS will install 132 Orion Portrait cabinets and four of its best-performing games in 24 locations throughout the Canadian province. The AGS contract award follows a field trial of 24 Orion Portrait games that generated performance above house average and provided a positive player experience.
AGS Senior Vice President of Slot Products Andrew Burke said, "We are excited about entering the Alberta market with a large order to install 132 of our award-winning Orion Portrait cabinets, together with our player-favorite game content, to drive revenue that supports so many worthwhile charitable organizations in Alberta communities. We appreciate AGLC's confidence in AGS and look forward to a long and successful relationship providing games that entertain Alberta's players."
The AGS Orion Portrait cabinets being delivered into Alberta will feature four AGS top-performing games – Fu Nan Fu Nu, River Dragons, Olympus Strike, and Fire Wolf II. The games will be installed in early August.
Multiyear partnership extension includes delivery of Sports betting in both Retail and Online channels for Pennsylvania's largest casino, a material increase in revenue opportunity
London & Dublin | July 30, 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 GAN and Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. trading as 'Parx Casino' ("Parx Casino") have executed a material contract to offer Sports betting in both the retail and online channels in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Parx Casino's nominated third party sports betting application software provider will now be integrated by GAN with launch expected in H2 2018.
On July 16, 2018 GAN announced that Parx Casino had filed a petition with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board ("PGCB") confirming Parx Casino's intention to launch Internet gaming online in the State of Pennsylvania and identifying GAN as their enterprise software Platform provider.
· GAN will participate in the incremental Sports betting revenues generated both in the Retail channel (i.e. on-property within the casino) and in the Online channel.
· Multi-year contract extension secured, proving the strategic merit of developing Simulated Gaming with US casino operators in advance of real money intra-State regulation
· Pennsylvanian regulated Retail Sports betting is forecast to generate in excess of $100m1 in gross win in the first 12months and Internet Sports betting is forecast to generate a further $189m2 in the same period, in addition to the Pennsylvanian regulated Internet Gaming market forecast to generate $200m3 in gross gaming revenue online during the first twelve months of operation.
· Parx owns and operates the #1 land-based casino property in Pennsylvania located a short distance from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's largest City. In the most recent fiscal year ended June 30, 2018 Parx Casino generated $570m from slot machines and table games on-property representing a 18% share of the Pennsylvania's $3.2bn gaming market.
· GAN's US-patented technology will enable Parx Casino patrons enrolled in the on-property loyalty program, to sign up online and instantly link their reward cards to their online account permitting those guests to trade in their reward points earned from on-property gaming for cash online and/or to earn rewards points from Internet gaming and/or sports betting, to be subsequently redeemed on-property.
Jeff Berman, Chief Commercial Officer of GAN commented:
"Following the execution of this extension and amendment, GAN now offers clients a Platform equipped with multiple options for integrated Sports betting to be launched seamlessly alongside GAN's market-leading Internet casino product. We welcome the opportunity to deliver Sports betting in the retail channel, as well as online, through GAN's unique Platform containing patented technology."
John Dixon, CTO of Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, Inc commented:
"GAN has ably demonstrated it abilities with both its overall Platform and its integration capability for existing major clients. By leveraging GAN's Platform, Parx Casino will have the opportunity to launch retail and online Regulated Sports betting together with online Gaming in Pennsylvania later this year, subject to the regulatory approval of the PGCB."
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GLI Appearing at OIGA Trade Show; GLI Experts to Address Attendees
LAKEWOOD, NJ (July 24, 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI®) President/CEO James Maida has been a supporter of Oklahoma Indian gaming for more than 20 years, and now the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association has honored Maida as a recipient of the organization’s prestigious Modern Day Warrior Award.
“I am honored to be named a Modern Day Warrior by the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association,” Maida said. “Working in the Oklahoma gaming industry over the last 20 years has been my absolute privilege, and I am humbled to get this award from this incredible group of people.”
Maida’s involvement with Oklahoma Tribes dates back to the beginning of tribal gaming in the state. Maida served as a fact witness in multiple cases in Oklahoma’s pre-compact era, such as the landmark Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma et al v. the National Indian Gaming Commission et al and cases involving Mega Mania, Lucky Tab II Pull-Tab Game, Tab Force, and Wild Ball Bingo. These cases set the stage for gaming in Oklahoma as it is known today, and Maida’s testimony, along with many others, was critical to the proceedings.
GLI was involved with both parties in helping negotiate their initial compacts and the language adopted by referendum by the voters of Oklahoma. GLI has been doing testing for Oklahoma Tribes since 2004, and the company has issued more than 66,500 certifications, helping Tribes ensure compliance and protect their investments.
Sheila Morago, Executive Director, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, said, “The Modern Day Warrior Award is the highest honor OIGA bestows upon individuals who have dedicated tireless effort and support to champion the cause of Oklahoma Tribal Gaming. James Maida has been on the front line of defense for the rights and sovereignty of the nations that comprise the Indian Gaming Industry, and we are pleased to honor him for his dedication and leadership.”
Mike McBride III, Chair of the Indian Law & Gaming Practice Group at Crowe & Dunlevy, added, “James Maida has been at the forefront of gaming technology and regulation. He is a modern-day gaming pioneer. In Indian gaming he has helped fight to protect ‘maximum flexibility’ with the emergence of new technology for Class II gaming under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. He has led and helped to craft a stable regulatory regime that has allowed Indian gaming to flourish across the country.”
GLI will be in booth #1015 at the OIGA trade show discussing its many tribal-focused products and services. The company has been testing Class II gaming products since 1989, longer than any other test lab, is a longtime OIGA supporter, and has been an Associate Member of NIGA since 1999.
Leading GLI’s presence at OIGA is Senior Client Services Representative Blaine Preston. Preston, who is a member of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, brings more than 15 years of professional experience in regulatory technical compliance, risk management, and security operations to GLI’s clients.
GLI experts will lend their insights to three panels during the show. First, Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Kevin P. Mullally will moderate a timely sports-betting panel titled “The Post-PASPA Era Begins.” Then Vice President of Global Marketing Christie Eickelman is co-presenting with the President and Chair of Global Gaming Women on the subject “Essential Skills for Workplace Success.” Last, Compliance Manager Peter Wolff is participating on the panel “Ball and Dice – What You Need to Know!” which will cover the legal, regulatory, and electronic rules pertaining to Craps and Roulette.
LONDON, U.K. – July 24, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company will present a range of performance-driven, market-attuned innovations in its booth at the Australasian Gaming Expo under the theme “Play Among the Stars.” The three-day event will take place Aug.14-16 in Sydney, Australia and presents a platform for IGT to reveal new products within its revitalized Crystal hardware family, and to demonstrate the Company’s progress in delivering regionally attuned games and solutions.
IGT’s “star studded” AGE portfolio will be anchored in the CrystalDual®-i 27 cabinet, and will be complemented by exciting themes such as the Star Stax™ and Wheel Shot™, games, and the internationally celebrated Fortune Gong™ multi-level progressive. The Company will also spotlight its Multistar™ games and gaming management systems within the Company’s lively AGE stand.
“A focal point of IGT’s AGE stand will be the Crystal cabinet series which has now evolved to include the CrystalCurve-i, the CrystalSlant and the evolution of our most successful hardware in the region, the CrystalDual-i cabinet,” said Andrew Hely, IGT Managing Director of Asia Pacific. “Over the last 12 months IGT has made measurable progress in localizing our content and services to maximize opportunities in Australia and New Zealand with solutions that can drive growth for our customers.”
Building on the success of IGT’s CrystalCurve-i games such as Fortune Fury™ and Wild Fury®, IGT will introduce the Star Stax game – an innovative game that includes a unique bonus feature that is triggered when the game’s star symbols align in gameplay.
Another IGT “star on the rise” game is the Wheel Shot game with its Wild Gold™ and Hero of Greece™ base games. Housed on a variety of Crystal series cabinets, Wheel Shot features an interactive bonus where players spin in-game wheels to collect rewards and earn an opportunity to the title’s coveted jackpot wheel.
IGT will also showcase the Fortune Gong game, with base game titles Dragon Dynasty™, Guardians Treasure®, and Phoenix Rising™. These new showcase games will progressively be compatible with the entire range of Crystal cabinets, Fortune Gong can be configured as a linked progressive game, or a standalone game.
IGT’s player-favorite, Multistar games will be another must-see within IGT’s stand. Featuring a range of multi-game, multi-denomination options to choose from, IGT will launch Multistar Big 3 – reprising the game of Bingo - and Multistar Hot Dollars game packs.
LAS VEGAS, July 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI), (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s only single source provider of gaming products and financial technology solutions, announced today it will present engaging game content, innovative cabinets, and integrated financial technology solutions for Class II and Class III tribal gaming operators at the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) Conference and Tradeshow, July 24-25, 2018, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the Cox Convention Center.
“We look forward to showcasing our newest and most innovative gaming and financial technology solutions at OIGA this year as we continue our long, successful history of support for tribal gaming operators,” said Ed Peters, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, at Everi. “Our product demonstrations will feature a wide range of offerings that will keep operators’ guests engaged and entertained and help them better manage floor-wide cash access, improve cash handling, and provide data driven solutions. Put simply, our comprehensive product portfolio helps operators increase performance and efficiency.”
Highlights of the Company’s gaming products and financial technology solutions on display at the OIGA show (Booth #1026) include:
Games Product Portfolio
The for-sale Empire MPX™ (E43) platform is a premium, space efficient gaming cabinet now available with more than 15 game themes. E43 features a 43” 1080p HD portrait display, game-controlled lighting, and a convenient charging station for mobile devices. Fu Xuan®, Bai Shou Feng Xiang™, and Sheng Shi Gui Fei™ will be featured on the E43 at the OIGA show along with Lightning Zap™, an innovative game featuring no reels or pay tables and fast game play.
Customers will also have the opportunity to experience the recently debuted Buffy the Vampire Slayer™ game theme, based on the wildly popular '90s television show, and Warner Bros.' beloved musical Singin’ in the Rain™ on the E43 cabinet.
Launched in March 2018, the Empire 5527™ platform is a new premium gaming cabinet that features a portrait oriented 55-inch upper display and landscape oriented 27-inch lower display. The cabinet incorporates game-specific merchandising packages featuring toppers and side LED panels that stand out on the casino floor. Games featured on the E5527 on display at the OIGA show will be The Brady Bunch™, based on the popular '70s television show; Fruit Ninja™, one of the most downloaded social games of all time; and Felix the Cat™, the black-and-white cartoon born in 1919 during the silent film era.
Everi’s Player Classic® mechanical reel games feature eye-catching merchandising including a 55-inch sign display surrounded by backlit plexiglass and pod fillers that showcase game themes. The Company will showcase one of the most iconic American singer-songwriters of all time, Willie Nelson, in two games – Willie Nelson’s Shotgun Willie™ and Willie Nelson’s Whiskey River™ – on the Player Classic slot machine.
Financial Technology Solutions
Everi will demonstrate a number of its intuitive and flexible financial technology solutions at the OIGA show including:
- CXC 5.0 – the newest full-service kiosk offers enhanced security features including self-frosting glass and a real-time rear view camera as well as plentiful branding and marketing space.
- VersatileXchange™ (VXC) – a space- and cost-efficient kiosk packed with versatility to dispense cash or tickets, issue cards, convert currency, and/or configure enrollment.
- Jackpot Xpress™ – an easy-to-use software platform that enables floor staff to securely and efficiently process and pay jackpots using a mobile device or the JackpotXchange® Lite (JXC-L) kiosk, all designed to alleviate cage lines and player wait times.
- CageXchange™ – a durable, space saving cash dispensing system that expedites transactions, reduces exposed cash, and improves overall player experience.
- CashClub® Wallet™ – an interactive electronic wallet that enables players to store multiple payment methods and funds and easily move those funds in, around, and out of the casino as well as manage spending limits, all aimed at creating a better user experience that supports responsible gaming.
- CashClub Concierge – a personalized cash access cage service for VIPs and high-limit room and table game players that is fully integrated with mobile tablets and POS devices via Everi’s CashClub software.
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LAS VEGAS – July 23, 2018 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) announced today that its SG Digital division has integrated instant win games from provider IWG’s portfolio into its award-winning Open Gaming System (OGS) content aggregation platform.
SG Digital partners live with OGS will now have access to an expansive library of IWG’s instant titles, including player favorites Cash BusterÒ and SlingoÒ.
Rhydian Fisher, CEO at IWG, said: “Integrating our instant win games with one of the industry’s largest content distribution networks is an important step for us and improves our international presence greatly. More operators than ever before will now have access to our content.”
Dylan Slaney, Senior VP Gaming at SG Digital, said: “We have recognised the growing popularity of instant win games in the industry, which is why it made strategic sense for us to partner with a leading supplier in this vertical. We are sure that IWG’s highly engaging games will prove to be a hit for our partners and their players.”
IWG started to offer its services to commercial brands and platforms in the wider online gaming industry in late 2016, and the supplier’s instant win titles are live with Mecca Bingo and across GVC’s B2C brands.
IWG has provided a full, online instant win service to lotteries for over 15 years, producing more than 250 high quality instant win games. It won online lottery supplier of the year at the 2017 EGR B2B Awards.
LONDON, U.K. – July 19, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company will present an exciting portfolio of gaming solutions for its tribal gaming customers at the OIGA Conference and Trade Show 2018 (“OIGA”). Held July 23-25 in Oklahoma City, Okla., OIGA provides IGT a platform to spotlight its expanded Class II portfolio, including “Proven Performer” Class III titles such as the Elephant King® and Dragon’s Temple® games that have been adapted to a Class II format.
“Porting IGT’s ‘Proven Performer’ titles to a Class II format presents exciting opportunities to extend the success of our top-performing video core titles in a configuration that benefits our tribal customers, and to bolster the overall depth and breadth of our Class II portfolio,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “At OIGA, IGT will also showcase highlights of our premium content roadmap, including the much-anticipated Blake Shelton Video Slots on the CrystalCurve ULTRA cabinet.”
Product highlights within IGT’s OIGA booth 602 include:
- Expanded Class II portfolio: IGT will demonstrate a range of Class II titles, such as Elephant King and Dragon’s Temple, that earned “Proven Performer” status as Class III titles and were adapted to meet Class II specifications. Both titles will be shown on the CrystalDual® 27 cabinet. Additionally, Class II versions of IGT “Proven Performer” titles Wolf Ridge® and Aztec Temple® will be showcased on the dual-screen AXXIS® 23/23 cabinet. The Company will also highlight new mechanical reel Class II titles on the S3000® cabinet including the Sparky’s Red Hot Jackpots®, Louisiana Louie® and Jackpot Polly™ games.
- Player-favorite premium games: OIGA attendees are invited to go country with the soon-to-launch title, Blake Shelton Video Slots on the CrystalCurve ULTRA™ cabinet. IGT will also demonstrate premium games such as Wheel of Fortune® Triple Red Hot 7s™ on the MEGATOWER™ cabinet, Ghostbusters™ 4D Video Slots on the CrystalCurve TRUE 4D™ gaming machine, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents™ Video Slots on the CrystalCurve ULTRA cabinet. IGT’s new multi-level progressive games Cash Climb™ Video Slots on the CrystalCurve cabinet and Money Storm® Slots will also be among IGT’s many premium portfolio highlights.
- Proven core video content: IGT will present new core video games that excelled in the Company’s internal and external performance testing and earned the “Proven Performer” distinction. Portfolio highlights will include the Golden Gecko® and Wolf Ridge® games on the CrystalCurve™ cabinet, and the Scarab™ and Solar Disk™ games on the CrystalDual 27 cabinets.
- Innovative video poker games: IGT will spotlight several titles from its industry-leading video poker portfolio, including the Game King® 8.3R and Ultimate X Wheel Poker® game concepts.
For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt.
LONDON, U.K. – July 18, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) continued its millionaire-making legacy with eight lucky slot players winning million dollar-plus jackpots on IGT slots in June. The list of winners includes seven Wheel of Fortune® slots players who won big on the iconic game theme, and a Powerbucks® player who won a giant jackpot in Canada.
Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots on IGT games in June:
· On June 1, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,071,477 at Palazzo of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev.
· On June 9, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $3,225,340 at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. This jackpot marks the largest Wheel of Fortune jackpot in 2018 thus far, and the largest jackpot in the Silverton Casino Hotel’s history.
· On June 10, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,111,922 at Venetian of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev.
· On June 12, a Powerbucks slots player won $1,101,989 CAD playing the Powerbucks Arctic Gems® game at the Chances Castlegar in British Columbia, Canada.
· On June 16, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $3,349,616 at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek in Coconut Creek, Fla.
· On June 17, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,090,948 at Gila River Hotels & Casinos – Vee Quiva in Laveen, Ariz.
· On June 21, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,647,086 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wis.
· On June 22, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,120,321 at The Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, S.D.
announced the launch of new Virtual Sports content with SISAL in Italy. Inspired Virtual
Football Matchday™ is now live and featured on a dedicated channel across 480 of SISAL’s
Italian retail estates. This launch makes Inspired the sole provider of Virtual Football content
for the leading Italian operator.
Exclusively designed for Italy, Football Matchday™ offers an exciting live league format
with eight fixtures in state-of-the-art graphics. The product also includes a ‘picture in picture’
window showing goals from non-featured matches ensuring that customers can see all the
action. Football Matchday™ will feature alongside a live league table designed to further
enrich the player experience.
“I’m delighted to announce the launch of this new content with our valued Italian partner,
SISAL. Matchday Light™ has consistently been one of our best performing products in Italy
and we’re excited to be bringing it to SISAL venues for their customers to experience,” said
Steve Rogers, Chief Commercial Officer for Digital Games at Inspired. “Inspired remains
committed to the ongoing development of its Virtual Sports business in Italy, and this latest
launch with SISAL will no doubt contribute to its continuing success.”
IGT Sports betting platform now integrated by GAN: Single-wallet solution for FanDuel-branded Internet sports betting & casino gaming
London & Dublin | July 18, 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 the Company is preparing to launch Internet sports betting in New Jersey for FanDuel.
· FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of Paddy Power Betfair PLC, a leading international sports betting and gaming operator. The agreement with GAN allows FanDuel Group to integrate its sports betting solution to the GAN Platform which is already certified for iGaming in the state of New Jersey.
· GAN is working to complete the integration into the GAN Platform of FanDuel's nominated Internet sports betting software which is a combination of IGT's sports platform and Paddy Power Betfair's leading pricing, trading and risk management technology, along with a user interface designed for the US customer by the FanDuel team.
· FanDuel expects to launch a FanDuel-branded website and accompanying mobile app offering Internet sports betting that leverages GAN's enterprise software later this year. Sports betting will be delivered as an integrated extension into GAN's enterprise software platform and GAN will participate in the incremental sports betting revenues.
Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:
"Online sports betting 'go-live' preparations for FanDuel are well advanced and we remain confident in launching integrated sports betting alongside our existing Internet casino later this year."
Matt King, CEO of FanDuel commented:
"The integration by GAN of our sports betting system is a reflection of GAN's flexible technology platform, 'can-do' attitude and their overall commitment."
Externally audited 2017 report highlights the Company's ongoing drive to create value for all stakeholders
LONDON, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) has announced the release of its 11th annual Sustainability Report, demonstrating its drive to create value globally, increase its socially responsible corporate citizenship, and report on its activities transparently.
"This year's Sustainability Report represents our ongoing pledge to sustainably grow our industry and the communities we serve," said Marco Sala, IGT CEO. "In addition to enhancing our leading position in the market as a global innovator in the gaming business, IGT continues to strengthen its corporate citizenship."
This year's report features 2017 data showing IGT's achievements in generating value for each of its stakeholder groups, including employees, customers, communities, and suppliers.
Fostering Responsible Gaming
Responsible gaming is vital to the sustainability of the industry and the safety of players. To support safe and responsible gaming environments, IGT adopts industry best practices and applies international standards. The Company's responsible gaming goals include:
Promote protective tools to prevent problem gambling;
Support responsible gaming organizations that address problem gambling; and
Prevent underage gambling.
The report describes how the Company's products, systems, and portals include player protection and security tools to safeguard player interests and address regulators' concerns.
Engaging Our People
IGT employs more than 12,000 employees and operates in more than 100 countries around the globe. With its diverse community, the Company is developing a culture that adheres to the following values: passionate, responsible, authentic, collaborative, and pioneering. IGT understands that a more diverse and inclusive workforce will help drive innovation and enable the Company to continue to meet our customers' evolving needs and goals.
Enhancing Our Customers
The Company maintains a Customer First philosophy, and the report illustrates its approaches to supplying customers with resources and expertise to help them achieve their goals. IGT continuously conducts research and pilot projects with customers, retailers, and consumers around the world to provide innovative cross-channel products and services.
Supporting Our Communities
IGT supports hundreds of educational, social, and cultural initiatives that enrich and strengthen its communities. One example featured in the report is the Company's After School Advantage program, its longest-running educational program that provides at-risk youth with access to computers. Since its inception in 1999, IGT has installed nearly 300 computer labs throughout the U.S., as well as Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts, Antigua, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Growing with Our Supply Chain
IGT collaborates with suppliers that can ensure high-quality goods and services, and meet high economic, ethical, and socio-environmental standards. The report describes how the Company mitigates the risk of exposure in its supply chain, and undertakes preventive actions to ensure human rights are protected within its supply chain now and in the future.
Caring for the Environment
IGT is committed to pioneering the future of environmental management systems and reducing its environmental impact. The report accounts for the Company's efforts in 2017 to reduce its material and energy consumption and emissions.
The report applies the latest Sustainability Reporting Standards issued by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which are the most widespread international standards used by organizations to report their sustainability impact and performance. These standards require submission and analysis of comprehensive data regarding a wide range of corporate social responsibility indicators. In addition, IGT voluntarily retained independent third-party auditor EY for a limited assurance engagement to verify the contents of the report.
The 2017 report is available online at www.IGT.com.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) is proud to announce that on June 20, 2018, the company obtained a license from Walker Digital Table Systems, LLC (“WDTS”) to the world’s most powerful RFID chip technology, PJM3.0™. Aruze will use this industry-leading technology to power a new line of RFID based casino gaming chips. PJM3.0™ is the fastest, most secure, and most reliable RFID technology in the world for gaming applications and features a read rate of 1,200 chips per second – which is three times faster than any other chip reading technology.
“As we expand our business, we’re partnering with the best companies in these new areas. We are excited about the potential that these relationships unlock,” said Eric Persson, Aruze Gaming’s Global Chief Operating Officer and President of Aruze Gaming America.
“We are very pleased that Aruze has chosen PJM3.0™ for their RFID chip solution,” said Neil Crossan, Chief Commercial Officer for WDTS. “As a leading casino supplier, they have adopted the global standard, opening up a world of possibilities for their customers. PJM3.0™ is the RFID protocol that supports table gaming applications in the world’s largest casinos, delivering unmatched game protection, data and performance.”
As Aruze continues to expand their product offerings, they will be delivering their casino chips and RFID casino chips to the casino industry before the end of 2018, with the first install slated to happen in October 2018.
Persson adds, “We intend to be a major market disruptor, with the best technologies and prices that are often half that our competitors are charging. Walker Digital's PJM3.0™ technology coupled with our chips allows us to provide a turnkey product to our customers."
For more information regarding Aruze’s RFID casino chips or Aruze’s Electronic Table Games products, please contact Brandon Knowles at Brandon.Knowles@Aruze-Gaming.com.
About Aruze Gaming
Aruze Gaming designs, develops, and manufactures slot machines and gaming devices for the global casino market. With affiliates in America, Hong Kong, Australia, South Africa, Macau, Philippines, and Japan, Aruze Gaming produces innovative gaming products, including high-resolution video and stepper slot machines, communal gaming products, and multi-terminal devices.
For more news and information about Aruze, please visit http://www.aruzegaming.com.
About Walker Digital Table Systems
WDTS provides automation for live-dealt casino games including the RFID-enabled Perfect Pay™ table system that sets the standard for game security, accuracy and efficiency while delivering the player's preferred live gaming experience. WDTS solutions are powered by patented PJM3.0™ technology, the fastest RFID for gaming. WDTS is headquartered in Las Vegas with sales support in Macau, SAR.
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LONDON, U.K. – July 16, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced that IGT will be FanDuel Group’s sports betting platform provider for the newly regulated U.S. market in the state of New Jersey.
The partnership brings together the technological expertise in U.S. sports betting of the largest B2B gaming company in the world - IGT, with that of the largest sports gaming companies in the U.S. - FanDuel Group. FanDuel is a subsidiary of Paddy Power Betfair, a leading international sports betting and gaming operator.
FanDuel will leverage Paddy Power Betfair’s leading pricing, trading and risk management capabilities, which have been integrated into the IGT platform, along with a bespoke user interface to offer a best-in-class consumer experience. The joint solution operates under the widely known FanDuel brand as FanDuel Sportsbook.
FanDuel will initially operate at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., enabling guests to place sports bets over the counter via IGT technology. The offering will be expanded over the coming months to include self-service kiosks and other retail services, as well as FanDuel Sportsbook-branded online and mobile wagering, also using the IGT technology.
“We are delighted to choose IGT’s leading platform for our sports betting platform in New Jersey, starting with the recent ‘go live’ at the Meadowlands Racetrack,” said Matt King, FanDuel Group CEO. “When we evaluated sports betting platform provider partners in the U.S., IGT was the ideal choice, based on the Company’s proven history in the space and the quality, reliability and flexibility of the sports betting technology that it has deployed for customers around the world.”
“IGT’s sports betting technology combined with the expertise of FanDuel represents two experienced, complementary sports betting companies coming together to create a reliable, world-class sports betting experience in New Jersey,” said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President Interactive, Sports Betting, Licenses. “As sports betting in the U.S. continues to evolve, IGT is prepared to address the needs of its partners through proven solutions and technologies that can be deployed today to advance sports betting across land-based and mobile platforms.”
Pennsylvania's market leading casino files $10m application in preparation for iGaming launch utilizing GAN's US-patented technology
London & Dublin | July 16, 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 confirms Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. trading as 'Parx Casino' ("Parx Casino") has filed a petition with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board ("PGCB") confirming Parx Casino's intention to launch Internet gaming online in the State of Pennsylvania and identifying GAN as their enterprise software platform provider.
Parx Casino launched GAN's Simulated Gaming in March 2015, which will remain operational and available online at ParxOnline.com following the launch of real money regulated Internet gaming.
· Parx owns and operates the #1 land-based casino property in Pennsylvania located a short distance from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's largest City. In the most recent fiscal year ended June 30, 2018 Parx Casino generated $570m from slot machines and table games on-property representing a 18% share of the Pennsylvania's $3.2bn gaming market.
· The Pennsylvanian regulated Internet gaming market is forecast to generate $200m in gross gaming revenue online during the first twelve months of operation (source: Eilers & Krejcik Gaming LLC1).
· GAN's US-patented technology will enable Parx Casino patrons enrolled in the on-property loyalty program, to sign up online and instantly link their reward cards to their online account permitting those guests to trade in their reward points earned from on-property gaming for cash online and/or to earn rewards points from Internet gaming, to be subsequently redeemed on-property.
Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:
"Parx Casino and GAN have collaborated well for three years, developing a close working relationship by operating Simulated Gaming online. Launching regulated real money Internet gaming in Pennsylvania is a logical extension of our existing long-term relationship and we welcome the opportunity to deliver excellence in technology and product, as we have for our clients in New Jersey."
John Dixon, CTO of Greenwood Entertainment & Racing, Inc commented:
"GAN has demonstrated its Regulated Gaming capability in New Jersey and the merits of integrating with a casino management system. Parx Casino will have the opportunity to launch Regulated Gaming in Pennsylvania later this year, subject to the regulatory approval of the PGCB."
1 Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC | 'Pennsylvania Gambling Expansion - Overview and Analysis' November 8, 2017
FAQ's about Pennsylvania, Internet Gaming, GAN's Patent & relevant legislation
· Pennsylvania's population of 12.8m is +42% larger than New Jersey's population of 8.9m.
· There are currently twelve (12) land-based casino properties in Pennsylvania which together generated $3.2bn in land-based gross gaming revenue in fiscal year 2017/18 ending June 30, 2018.
· Internet casino gaming in the neighbouring State of New Jersey is a fast-growing market which generated $221m in Gross Gaming Revenue in CY2017 (+30% Year on Year) and is anticipated to grow +20% Year on Year to ~$266m in CY2018E.
· Patent 8,821,296 was issued to GAN plc in September 2014 and governs the automated authentication, card linkage and intra-system messaging between the on-property Casino Management System and GAN's Internet gaming system. Already proven for Simulated Gaming, the launch of the real money Internet casino gaming for Parx Casino is anticipated to generate new on-property visitation by Internet-first players as well as increase visitation rates among patrons who first engage on-property with Parx Casino then subsequently play online from home, accumulating reward points from online play.
· GAN has licensed its US Patent fourteen (14) times to major US casino operators and Parx Casino is the third land-based casino operator to license the Patent for real money Online Gaming following the licensing & services agreements between GAN and Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. announced November 2014; MDDC (The Borgata) announced December 2016; and Ocean Resort Casino announced July 2018.
· The Federal ban on sports betting enshrined within Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act 1992 ("PASPA") was repealed by the Supreme Court of the United States on May 14, 2018 permitting individual US States to pass their own sports betting laws.
· Pennsylvania passed legislation bill HB 271 on October 26, 2017 (signed into law on October 30, 2017) enabling land-based casinos in the State of Pennsylvania to launch real money Internet gaming and (subject to the repeal of PASPA) Internet sports betting.
LONDON, U.K. – July 16, 2018 – IGT announced that it has received notice of intent to award an instant-ticket printing contract by the Iowa Lottery. Upon successful completion of negotiations, IGT will continue to provide instant-ticket services for the Iowa Lottery including game planning and marketing, research and analytics, graphics support, and the production and printing of instant tickets through December 2020. The proposed contract also allows for four one-year renewal options.
“We have forged a strong connection with IGT through the years, and the company’s support and innovation have helped us achieve record years of scratch-ticket sales,” said Terry Rich, Iowa Lottery CEO. “We’re pleased to continue this working relationship.”
“Since our partnership began in 2015, IGT and the Iowa Lottery have worked together to launch successful instant games including the $10 Super Triple 777s which is the strongest performing $10 game since its launch in January 2016,” said Jay Gendron, IGT COO, Lottery. “We will continue to work with the Lottery to deliver tailored instant-ticket lottery solutions to assist in creating the maximum amount of revenue to fund the good causes in Iowa.”
Instant tickets produced for the Iowa Lottery since 2015 have contributed $68 million in sales to assist the Lottery in their support of the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund; a variety of significant projects through the state General Fund; and the Vision Iowa program, which was implemented to create tourism destinations and community attractions in the state and build and repair schools.
GLI’s veteran team of iGaming experts eager to share nearly 30 years of interactive gaming experience
HAARLEM, The Netherlands (13 July 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) will showcase its years of industry-leading iGaming experience at its stand P4 during the iGB Live! interactive gaming conference and exhibition, taking place in the Netherlands at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam, 17-20 July 2018.
As the global leader in iGaming testing and certification, standards consultancy, and thought leadership for nearly three decades, GLI continues to be at the forefront of assisting numerous existing and emerging jurisdictions in developing and updating their iGaming technical standards in the rapidly evolving iGaming marketplace.
Where others see challenges, GLI sees opportunities for gaming stakeholders around the world to leverage the company’s decades of iGaming experience. GLI is approved in all regulated iGaming markets, allowing clients to generate larger amounts of revenue through global expansion via multiple jurisdictional deployments. GLI also actively seeks accreditation in new iGaming markets as they emerge.
GLI is known worldwide for providing the industry’s most comprehensive set of iGaming services that include (but are not limited to):
- Game Evaluations
- Game Math and % Return-to-Player (RTP) Evaluations
- Game Payout Analysis and Reporting
- RNG Testing, RNG Data Analysis, and Reporting
- Platform and Remote Gaming Systems (RGS) Testing
- Integration, Application Program Interface (API) and Communications Testing
- Security Audits (Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Analysis, Threat and Risk Assessments)
- Casino, Poker, Bingo, Jackpot and Progressives Testing
- Sportsbook, Pari-Mutuel and Betting Exchange Testing
- Live Dealer Testing, Proxy, and Skill-Based Gaming Testing
- Sports Betting, Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), eSports, and Social Gaming Audits
- Technical Standards Document (TSD) Development and Consultation
- Multilingual Services, Consultation, and Compliance Support
“We cordially invite attendees to visit with our global team of iGaming experts at our stand P4 and learn how GLI can help pave the way for their success,” stated James Illingworth, GLI’s Director of European Client Services. “For years, GLI has been at the vanguard of the latest iGaming trends by developing widely accepted gaming technical standards and by using a strategic approach to help our valued clients and customers navigate the complexities of gaming regulations; especially as they pertain to iGaming. GLI can test and certify for over 475 jurisdictions and for all gaming product verticals. We can test products against our GLI standards, and in this way, easily transfer to other jurisdictions by means of a simple GAP analysis. Our scope includes anything gaming and betting related, and there’s a clear focus on iGaming, of course.”
“Clients around the globe are choosing GLI for our iGaming services because we have a top-notch level of staff that have been providing these since 1996,” added Salim Adatia, GLI’s Vice President of iGaming & Canadian Services. “We've worked with jurisdictional regulators to enable them to begin offering iGaming services from the moment when they were considering and contemplating technical standards, all the way to when they were executing and deploying iGaming through the various licensees or through the lottery model that they have within their jurisdiction.”
To learn more about GLI’s extensive, industry-leading iGaming testing, certification, and professional consultancy services, please visit gaminglabs.com.
"Over the past 13 years, we have established a strong working relationship and foundation with the Louisiana State Police," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, North America. "With IGT's INTELLIGEN central system, the Louisiana State Police will be equipped with more advanced tools to ensure that they continue to properly manage their expansive video gaming network and provide their players with an optimal gaming experience."
Under the extension, IGT will upgrade the DPS&C's current central system to the INTELLIGEN™ central system that will monitor approximately 13,100 video gaming devices at more than 1,700 distributed locations in the state of Louisiana.
Built on more than 20 years of proven central system experience, INTELLIGEN's new, modern architecture offers stable, secure command and control capability and business intelligence features uniquely tailored to video gaming environments. It interoperates with a wide range of video gaming devices using multiple protocols, including the Game to System® (G2S®) open standard protocol, and has advanced communication abilities.
LAS VEGAS: July 11, 2018 – Gaming Arts, LLC (“Gaming Arts” or “the Company”) today announced that it acquired the assets of Las Vegas Bingo Supply, Inc. (“Las Vegas Bingo Supply”), a privately held Las Vegas-based supplier of bingo equipment, paper, and daubers. Terms were not disclosed.
Under the agreement, Gaming Arts acquired all the assets of Las Vegas Bingo Supply, including its product inventory, equipment, and customer relationships. As part of the deal, Gaming Arts will also assume Las Vegas Bingo Supply’s role as an authorized Nevada distributor for Arrow International, Inc. (“Arrow”), the world’s largest manufacturer of charitable and social gaming solutions, giving Gaming Arts more opportunities to expand its customer reach.
Gaming Arts Chief Executive Officer and Founder David Colvin said, “This asset acquisition enables us to better serve our existing customers, as well as build our customer base throughout the state of Nevada as the foremost supplier of bingo and keno technology, solutions, and supplies. As the exclusive distributor for Arrow, we will also be able to meet the needs of our existing customers more effectively as the edge-to-edge supplier of everything related to bingo and keno. This is another milestone in our Company’s growth.”
Arrow International, Inc. stated, “We are excited that with its acquisition of the Las Vegas Bingo Supply assets, Gaming Arts now joins us as our authorized Nevada distributor. David Colvin and his experienced team have the relationships and business savvy to dramatically increase our market penetration in Nevada. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Gaming Arts.”
Las Vegas Bingo Supply, Inc. was established in 2003 and incorporated in Nevada.
Mobile Game from Scientific Games and Hasbro Now Available for Download
LAS VEGAS, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced today that SG Social, the company's social gaming division, launched the MONOPOLY Slots mobile app worldwide. Building on SG Social's successful history of social slot innovation, MONOPOLY Slots offers new features and functionality that further engage fans with the iconic brand's popular characters, gameplay, and movers. The game is available for download in the Apple App Store, Google Play, Facebook and Amazon App Store.
A story-driven adventure, MONOPOLY Slots brings key components of the classic Hasbro board game to life, allowing players to build their very own MONOPOLY-themed worlds. Players can build a rich 3D world full of rewards and surprises by playing slots and earning MONOPOLY bucks. Throughout the MONOPOLY-themed adventure, players will construct a train station, put on a concert, discover buried treasure, and complete various missions. The game also takes players beyond the MONOPOLY board to new worlds like Ancient Greece; these exciting 'destinations' are each filled with exotic new slot themes, quests, and characters.
Newly promoted Scientific Games CEO Barry Cottle said, "MONOPOLY and Scientific Games have a longstanding history of successful collaboration, and this new game launch further signifies the strength of our relationship with Hasbro. MONOPOLY Slots combines SG's history of innovation with the power of a household brand, creating an unparalleled gaming experience packed with world-class slots and a revolutionary world-building system reflective of the iconic board game's key elements."
Within MONOPOLY Slots, players will enjoy a number of authentic Bally® and WMS® brand slot machines. MONOPOLY Slots will not only connect social casino users with MONOPOLY-branded content, but also slot games based on Hasbro's extensive line of household favorites such as the BATTLESHIP, CLUE, OUIJA, and YAHTZEE games.
Mark Blecher, SVP of Digital Gaming and Corporate Development at Hasbro said, "For over 80 years, MONOPOLY fans worldwide have enjoyed a variety of unique ways to engage with the brand – from licensed versions of the game to a robust consumer products portfolio. The new MONOPOLY Slots offering is one of many innovative collaborations between Hasbro and SG Social, and we look forward to continue working in tandem to bring the best possible gaming experiences to our fans nationwide."
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London & Dublin | July 11 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 the Company has simultaneously launched both real money Online Gaming and Simulated Gaming for Ocean Resort Casino in New Jersey supported by GAN's Turnkey Managed Services comprising technical operations management, software development, customer services & payments management together with associated regulatory consultancy.
GAN's Patent, now licensed to Ocean Resort Casino, will enable the client's guests enrolled in Ocean Premier, Ocean Resort Casino's loyalty program, to sign up online and instantly link their rewards card to their online account permitting those guests to trade in their reward points earned from on-property gaming for cash online and/or to earn rewards points from Internet gaming, to be subsequently redeemed on-property.
The Internet casino is now available on www.OceanOnlineCasino.com offering residents of, and visitors to, New Jersey a market-leading mobile-first Internet casino website/app design with Internet sports betting expected to be launched as an integrated extension in Fall of 2018 subject to customary commercial and regulatory approvals.
· GAN's second client in New Jersey for real money Online Gaming and GAN's first 'bricks & mortar' casino operating real money Internet gaming on GAN's platform in New Jersey (existing GAN client PaddyPower Betfair plc does not own/operate a casino in New Jersey)
· First client to adopt Turnkey Managed Services provided by GAN from an experienced team in New Jersey including technical operations management, customer services, payments management and associated regulatory consultancy
· Second New Jersey casino operator to license GAN's US Patent for delivering converged online-to-retail real money Internet gaming
· First US client to launch 'dual-mode' real money Online Gaming for New Jersey resident patrons alongside 'freemium' Simulated Gaming for patrons' residents both inside and outside of New Jersey (~50% of Atlantic City casinos' patrons live outside the borders of New Jersey)
· Launch of 'Ocean Resort Casino' branded Internet sports betting expected in Q4 2018 following the repeal of PASPA on May 14, 2018
This is the fourteenth time GAN has licensed its US Patent to a major US casino and the second New Jersey land-based casino operator to license the Patent for both real money Online Gaming and virtual Simulated Gaming following the licensing & services agreement between GAN and MDDC (The Borgata) announced December 2016.
Company's second client of real money Internet gaming in New Jersey following PaddyPower Betfair plc launch in November 2013 also reliant on GAN's enterprise software platform and supporting services.
Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:
"Ocean Resort Casino is a fabulous casino property, unarguably offering the best quality gaming & hotel in Atlantic City, which has now been optimized for success by the new ownership and leadership. We're privileged to bring this immense property to life online, just as it relaunches in the traditional retail casino market. We're excited to deliver not just another 'me too' Internet casino, but to also bring online for the first time the capabilities unlocked only by GAN's convergence Patent which may give casino patrons in New Jersey a compelling economic rationale to play online with Ocean Resort Casino rather than established incumbent casino operators already online in this fast-growing market. Ocean Resort Casino is anticipated to be material to GAN's revenue and earnings in H2 2018."
Frank Leone, CEO of Ocean Resort Casino commented:
"GAN delivered efficiently and cost-effectively for Ocean Resort Casino and possesses a strategic patent which will give Ocean Resort Casino a competitive advantage with casino guests in Atlantic City who also choose to gamble online. Furthermore, GAN's proven platform, 'dual-mode' Simulated Gaming as well as real money Internet gaming and track record of client success in the New Jersey market are among the many reasons we chose GAN to bring Ocean Resort Casino online in 2018."
“The sleek design of the Dynasty ETG terminals coupled with automated roulette game content make for an approachable gaming experience that both experienced and novice table game players can enjoy,” said Josh Vaught, Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Director of Operations.
“By deploying IGT’s Dynasty terminals and auto roulette content, our customers at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino created an attention-grabbing arena on their casino floor that differentiates them from other gaming destinations in the region,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “The many operator-configurable components of our new Dynasty ETG solution give our customers the flexibility to optimize the games to meet their players’ preferences, and maximize the ROI of their investment.”
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MACAO, China (9 July 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is pleased to announce that it has named Jacqueline Lin Client Service Representative. Lin will work out of the GLI Asia® office located in Macao where she will be responsible for providing GLI’s growing list of clients in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region with the world-class, personalized service they have come to expect from GLI.
“We are delighted to welcome Jacqueline Lin back on our team,” stated Marina Wong, General Manager of GLI Asia, Limited. “Having previously worked for GLI Asia in an internship capacity, Jacqueline has a distinct advantage that will help her hit the ground running. We look forward to leveraging her excellent customer service, sales, and professional customer-relationship skills as we continue to strengthen our outstanding capabilities throughout the expanding Asian gaming market.”
Lin obtained a bachelor’s degree in International and Public Affairs from the University of Macau’s School of Government and Public Administration and is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.
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Sortis Hotel & Casino Slot Manager Tatiana Carvajal said, “The results of Lightning Link on our casino floors are fantastic. Based on this, we decided to expand the game to an exclusive area where our players can have a unique experience. We are pleased to be the first to open a Lightning Link Lounge in Panama. We are sure it will be a success with our players.”
Aristocrat’s Lightning Link™ video slot game is a hit all over the world, and the Lightning Link Lounge concept has proven to be popular with players and operators. Latin America’s first Lightning Link Lounge opened in Mexico earlier this year, and other Lightning Link Lounges have opened from coast to coast in the United States.
“Players in Panama have found Aristocrat’s Lightning Link game to be extremely entertaining. Operators have come to know that when several banks are centralized in a dedicated setting within the Lightning Link Lounge concept, it provides an area for players to have an even more fun experience with the game and the property,” said Alvaro Nores Vice President of Aristocrat for Latin America.
TULSA, Okla. (July 9, 2018) – Aristocrat and VGT will help Tribal operators reach all customer segments in their joint showing at the upcoming OIGA Conference and Tradeshow, July 23-25 in Oklahoma City. Aristocrat and VGT will be in booth #726, where attendees will find top licensed brands and proven Class II and Class III gaming favorites.
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The game development experts at Aristocrat and VGT blend the best of both worlds to create top-notch content and cabinets. The exhibit will showcase 71 of their latest creations, designed to help Aristocrat and VGT customers give their players an experience.
Leading the way is VGT’s new line of games based on the Professional Bull Riders, Inc.™ (PBR) theme that brings edge-of-your-seat action to casino floors. The games are the first major licensed brand offered in the VGT portfolio, and include the titles with Blazing Bulls™, VS™, Fearless™, and Ryan Dirteater.
VGT will also show Class II versions of Aristocrat player-favorite games on VGT’s OVATION™ platform. Titles include Buffalo Deluxe™, Whales of Cash™, and Wicked Winnings II™, all on the Helix+™ cabinet. On the Arc™ Single cabinet, attendees will thrill to the Asian-themed titles Jin Long™ and Temple Guardian™.
VGT will unveil its new Bison Bucks™ 5-level standalone progressive line. Each game theme in the category was built specifically for Class II gaming and features interactive symbols with a falling cash feature where the player physically interacts with the game screen by touching the falling cash.
Also new is the Piñata Colada™ line of games. Created specifically for the Class II market, these new game themes build on the success of VGT’s Piñata Fiesta® category and add the excitement of persistent feature style play.
The new Ritual Riches™ game is one of a three-part family that stretches across different game themes: Piñata Fiesta, Piñata Colada, and Ritual Riches. This “day of the dead theme” showcases growing and exploding piñata.
Aristocrat’s new flame55™ cabinet bursts onto the casino floor featuring the high-profile licensed game themes Mariah Carey™ and Game of Thrones™: Fire and Blood™.
The Aristocrat licensed product experience continues on the RELM XL™ reel spinner cabinet with the entertaining Britney Spears One More Time™ and effervescent 7Up™ game themes. Also showing on RELM XL are the all-new Buffalo Thundering 7s™ and the Liberty Link™ line of games, that bring the excitement of Lightning Link™ to the mechanical reel space.
Aristocrat will also show its new Timberwolf Grand™, Tarzan™, and X Files™ game themes, each of which appear on the Arc™ Double cabinet. New game themes from the incredibly popular Dragon Link™ line round out Aristocrat’s offerings.
“We at Aruze are excited to expand our footprint in Europe,” said David Meacher, Aruze Gaming’s Director of Business Development for Europe. “These jurisdictions offer amazing opportunities for us. While Greece has a mature gaming market that is opening up to new licenses, the Republic of Cyprus is allowing them for the first time.”
Cyprus is poised to become a major gaming location in Europe. City of Dreams Mediterranean, located in Cyprus, is expected to be the largest casino in Europe when it is completed.
David continued, “These and other new licenses show Aruze’s increasing focus on European markets, and we are thrilled to offer our new Muso Triple-27 cabinet to our newest customers!”
Aruze’s Muso Triple-27, which launched in April in North America, is a unique cabinet unlike anything else in the industry. Equipped with multiple mobile charging options and three 27-inch high definition screens for exciting game play. It also features an LCD panel button deck and distinctive LED lighting panels.
For more information, contact the Director of Business Development David Meacher at David.Meacher@Aruze-Gaming.com.
“We are extremely pleased that the State of West Virginia has chosen to expand the successful, long-term relationship we have had and place its trust and confidence in GLI to deliver world-class sports wagering testing solutions,” said GLI Director of Client Services Michael Capen. “We are excited to help regulators, operators, and suppliers ensure the integrity of sports wagering in West Virginia by offering our nearly 30 years of extensive global sports/event-wagering experience.”
The West Virginia Lottery will benefit from GLI’s end-to-end knowledge of sports-wagering platforms and operations from around the globe, experience earned from GLI’s position as the first and most experienced independent event-wagering testing and certification laboratory in the world.
Since 1990, GLI has provided the State of West Virginia Gaming and System Testing, Regulatory and Technical Consultation, Forensic Assistance, and On-Site Field Inspection services. Most notably, GLI was at the forefront of introducing Video Lottery Terminals at West Virginia racetracks in 1994, the Limited Video Lottery in 2001, the certification of West Virginia’s Aegis Video Lottery Central System in 2006, the Connexus Video Lottery Central System in 2017, and the current User Acceptance Testing for the West Virginia Aurora Traditional Lottery System. GLI also provides the West Virginia Lottery with a dedicated team of engineers possessing many years of video lottery testing experience.
GLI was the first independent testing lab to certify a sports wagering system built from the ground up in the state of the Nevada and is the most trusted name in the gaming equipment certification industry.
“When a jurisdiction has its equipment and software tested by GLI, those regulators, operators, and suppliers can rest easy knowing the tests and reviews have been conducted by the most sophisticated network of gaming test labs in the world,” said GLI Senior Engineer Manager Joe Carlon, whose team spearheads many complex sports wagering projects. “GLI customers worldwide have come to rely on the unmatched expertise, technology, tools, and capabilities of our staff, and we are able to test for every regulated market in the world that uses ITLs.”
GLI invests considerable resources in its extensive global technical compliance team that is unique in the industry. This group of specialized engineers and policy analysts works with regulators in every jurisdiction in the world to ensure a complete understanding of technical requirements. This team, along with GLI’s legal staff, has been actively engaged with supplier, operator, and regulatory clients for more than a year in preparation for the expansion of sports wagering in the U.S.
About Gaming Laboratories International
Gaming Laboratories International, LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and assessment services. GLI’s laboratory locations are found on six continents, and the company holds U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and 17065 standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. For more information, visit gaminglabs.com.
SEATTLE WA (July 2, 2018) Big Fish Games, an innovative developer and world-class publisher of a diverse portfolio of casual game franchises, today announced that experienced video game executive Jeff Karp joined the company as Big Fish's Managing Director and President. Jeff will oversee Big Fish and its growth as a leading company in the games industry. Big Fish’s current portfolio of games is played by millions around the world and led by chart-topping franchises, such as Big Fish Casino, Cooking Craze, Gummy Drop, Fairway Solitaire and Jackpot Magic Slots.
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Jeff has more than 15 years in senior executive roles with leading companies in the video games industry including EA (Executive Vice President, Play Label), Zynga (Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer) and GSN Games (Executive Vice President, Social and Mobile Games). He was instrumental in building multi-billion-dollar franchise games, including EA SPORTS, Words With Friends, Farmville, The Sims franchise, Bingo Bash, GSN Casino, and many more.
Most recently, Jeff was the Chief Executive Officer of Sports Illustrated Play, a youth sports focused digital platform that was acquired by Comcast/NBC earlier this year. At Sports Illustrated Play, Jeff built youth-sports platforms that supported more than 17 million monthly users.
Jeff Goldstein, Aristocrat Chief Digital Officer/Chief Strategy Officer: I am delighted to welcome Jeff Karp to Big Fish. Jeff’s expertise in growing games into global entertainment franchises is unsurpassed. His proven track record and deep experience in the games industry make him the ideal person to drive Big Fish’s growth strategy, and ensure the business delivers its full potential.
Jeff Karp, Big Fish Managing Director and President: I am honored to be working with such a creative and talented group, who are focused on enhancing life through exceptional play. Big Fish is a content-rich company and its employees are passionate about making great games that bring joy and fun to millions of players around the world. I look forward to working with everyone at Big Fish to deliver our growth plans for the benefit of our players, our people and all our stakeholders.