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Groupe Barrière is a leading French casino operator with 33 sophisticated casinos, 18 luxury hotels, all of which are classed either four or five star, as well as 15 spas, three golf courses and two tennis clubs. The 'Tables Barrière' brand encompasses a whole world of culinary experiences in 120 establishments, one of which is the renowned Fouquet's at the Paris Champs Elysees. Founded in 1912 Barrière is dedicated to offering high-end leisure and entertainment amenities based on more than a hundred years of tradition and shaped by three generations of visionary entrepreneurs. The brand has perfected operational excellence to serve its national and international clientèle with the highest of standards.
Located in iconic seaside and spa resorts, top tourist attract ions and major cities, the Barrière casinos are home to a total of more than 6,200 slot machines, more than 900 electronic table games (750 NOVOMATIC ETGs), and more than 250 live gaming tables. To maintain the highest standards in terms of gaming technology and innovation, Barrière relies on leading international OEMs – among them NOVOMATIC with whom the Group maintains long-standing business relations based on trust, premium product quality and excellent service. NOVOMATIC games and machines can be found throughout most of the Barrière casino estate.
In 2011, Barrière was the premier French casino operator to introduce NOVOMATIC ETGs – with the first NOVOMATIC electronic Roulette at the casino in Niederbronn. Today, the number one casino in Enghien-les-Bains offers a lavish NOVOMATIC ETG Roulette installation with 82 NOVOSTAR® SL 1.27 and EXECUTIVE SL™ 1.24 player stations connected to fully automated NOVO Multi-Roulette™ wheels. The Casino Barrière in Toulouse has even more player positions: This ETG installation comprises 90 terminals and is the biggest in mainland Europe. Another popular sight in the Barrière ETG areas is the elegant LOTUS Roulette™ island unit with six integrated player stations. One of these fully automated Roulette islands is presented at the Casino Barrière Sainte-Maxime's live gaming area – with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.
Recently, NOVOMATIC equipment at Barrière has seen an increasing surge of upgrades. The latest cabinets have been installed with a variety of multi-game editions and single games – and recently, especially the NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II ETG offer has been greatly expanded with 174 additional ETG terminals in the first quarter of 2019 only. Impressive NOVOMATIC ETG installations can be found in locations such as Enghien-les-Bains, Toulouse or Lille, to name only three.
Guests of Barrière Casinos find all the latest NOVOMATIC Curve cabinets like the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43, V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 and NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. Royal 2.65 with the market-specific NOVO LINE™ Interactive Concurve and Impera-Line™ HD ‘France’ multi-game editions or a broad choice of Standalone Progressive titles like Book of Ra™ - Mystic Fortunes, Goddess Rising™ and Treasures of Tut™ as well as the highly popular Asian theme Asian Fortunes™ and the gripping Voodoo Fortunes™.
These games ideally complement the growing range of NOVOMATIC curve cabinets featuring upright 4K UHD LED screens. In particular, the V.I.P. series of cabinets is a perfect fit for the Barrière approach to excellence and style. Their V.I.P. chairs position the guest in a perfect position for an intense experience of comfortable gaming thrills while large upright screens of 43" and even 65“ diameter convey a powerful graphic game presentation: Maximum impact gaming in luxury style.
Multi-screen cabinets like the V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 and the luxurious NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 are also a frequent sight across the casino estate – especially with lmpera-Line™ HD France 1, which offers a popular array of content for French players. Also Ainsworth A600® and A640® machines have found their way in the leading French casinos, with game content such as PACMA® Wild Edition and the Mega-Choice Treasure mix.
Fabrice Gerzé, Corporate Gaming Director Barrière, explained: “NOVOMATIC products are also very well installed in our three Swiss casinos in Montreux, Friborg and Courrendlin. Players especially appreciate the new V.I.P. Lounge™ cabinets for their comfort thanks to the armchair and the good screen resolution of the V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43. NOVOMATIC has rejuvenated the market of slot machines in particular through the diversity of new games like Voodoo Fortunes™, Viking and Dragon™, From Dusk Till Dawn™, MacGyver™.... This offer perfectly complements the 'old' pack including the Book of Ra™ and the classic fruit games.”
Lawrence Levy, outgoing VP of Global Sales NOVOMATIC, said: “We are very proud of the long-established relationship between Groupe Barrière and NOVOMATIC. Our strengthened partnership helps us to continue working to improve the casino experience in France. The success of Barrière and our close collaboration has allowed us to expand and develop our product range in line with their customers' expectations and deliver compelling casino offerings throughout their impressive casino portfolio.”
LAS VEGAS, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) and Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) announced today the creation of their new "Lasting Impact Philanthropic Initiative," a multi-year effort aimed at identifying worthy causes that will utilize direct contributions to flourish over the long term and provide a variety of assistance to multiple beneficiaries.
The first gift from the newly formed Initiative is a $500,000 contribution to the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering building fund at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), which is developing a 51,000-square foot, three-floor building on campus to accommodate the approximately 260 B.S., 50 M.S. and 20 Ph.D. engineering graduates each year and projected future growth. The Initiative's $500,000 gift is a direct investment in the importance of education in Nevada, the city of Las Vegas, university students and faculty and the future pipeline of skilled engineers for gaming and many other industries.
"AGEM is proud to be working with GLI on this unique giving program that will benefit many different audiences and will be true to the idea of making a 'lasting impact' through a strong ripple effect inside the gaming industry and beyond," AGEM Executive Director Marcus Prater said. "We value GLI's commitment in joining us to make a positive difference in everything we do, and we look forward to seeing the UNLV College of Engineering break ground on its new building."
"Since opening our doors 30 years ago, GLI has been dedicated to giving back to the communities where we do business around the world. We are committed to creating big ideas making a big difference in the global gaming industry and partnering with AGEM to create the Lasting Impact Philanthropic Initiative is the latest illustration of that commitment," said GLI President/CEO James Maida. "Given the highly technical nature of today's gaming industry, a vibrant and thriving engineering community is crucial to our mutual success, and that is why it was important that this first gift went to UNLV's College of Engineering, to further solidify a pipeline of talent that will help to ensure the industry's future success."
"The College of Engineering is committed to building the infrastructure needed to educate the engineers of tomorrow, and creating research space that will enable the forward-thinking progress of corporate partners such as AGEM and GLI," said Rama Venkat, Dean of the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. "This generous gift from the Lasting Impact Philanthropic Initiative will help make that possible. The new Advanced Engineering Studies Building will facilitate critical research, foster innovation, and pave the way for the vision we all share for Nevada's future of a robust tech-based economy."
The www.AGEMGLIimpact.org website will be an ongoing source of information about this collective effort.
Salim L. Adatia to Moderate Technology Panel
at the Canadian Gaming Summit, June 20, 2019, at 11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Salim L. Adatia, GLI’s Vice President of iGaming & Canadian Services, will moderate a panel on the topic: “Exploring Emerging Technologies” during the upcoming 23rd Annual Canadian Gaming Summit taking place at the Edmonton Convention Centre, June 18 – 20, 2019. Adatia will be joined by Stasi Baran, Ph.D., COO of nQube. They will discuss how such emerging technologies as blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and cryptocurrencies will impact Canada’s gaming industry; examining the pros, cons, and risks that will have to be managed to adopt them.
VANCOUVER, BC (June 17, 2019) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is proud to have joined the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA), a not-for-profit organization that works to advance the evolution of Canada’s gaming industry.
“We are delighted to welcome Gaming Laboratories International to the Canadian Gaming Association,” said Paul Burns, President and CEO, CGA. “GLI joins a growing list of members who represent an inclusive and diverse list of operators, manufacturers, suppliers, and other industry associations who are committed to advocating for the benefits associated with the Canadian gaming industry. They will bring great value to our association, thanks to GLI’s deep history in Canada and its world-class services.”
“We are honored to become an associate member of the Canadian Gaming Association,” said Salim L. Adatia, GLI’s Vice President of iGaming and Canadian Services. “This marks another important milestone in our continuing commitment to the growing Canadian gaming landscape. We’ve been working closely with our Canadian colleagues for many years and we look forward to further enriching our successful relationships with Canadian gaming, lottery, and First Nations regulators, operators, and suppliers through our membership in the CGA.”
The CGA is the primary source of information on gaming in Canada and co-owns the Canadian Gaming Summit, which GLI is sponsoring and speaking at again this year, and Canadian Gaming Business magazine. CGA members enjoy a variety of exclusive benefits, including leveraging the organization’s established relationships with key lottery and gaming senior management, regulators, and government officials; advocacy on key issues and legislation affecting the Canadian gaming and lottery industries; and access to proprietary research on a variety of topics, including public attitudes and opinions, responsible gambling, and economic development.
After 30 years in business, GLI has never lost sight of why we opened our doors in the first place, both in Canada and around the globe: To be the trusted, proven advisor, offering an unparalleled range of services designed to enrich the Canadian gaming environment. Now, GLI’s membership in the CGA further underscores the lab’s strong support for Canada’s growing gaming and lottery industries. For over two decades, GLI has operated a full-service test lab in Burnaby, British Columbia that has provided testing for the land-based, online, charitable, pari-mutuel, and lottery gaming sectors across the country and its global lottery group is based in Moncton, New Brunswick. Additionally, GLI’s cybersecurity and professional services arm: Bulletproof Solutions, Inc. – A GLI Company, is headquartered in Fredericton, New Brunswick. And in 2016, GLI became the first independent test lab to join the Gaming Security Professionals of Canada (GSPC) association.
LONDON – June 17, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots continued its millionaire-making legacy by awarding two lucky slot players million-dollar plus jackpots in May.
The lucky slot players won the following life-changing jackpots:
- On May 11, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,883,896 at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev.
- On May 28, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $3,684,483 at Margaritaville Bossier City in Bossier, La. This jackpot marks the largest Wheel of Fortune jackpot awarded in 2019.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (June 17, 2019) – Aruze Gaming America, Inc. along with SL investments Inc. and Kylin Corporation SAC, has chosen 2019’s Peru Gaming Show (PGS) to present to present several of their award-winning and top-performing cabinets and game titles, emphasizing the companies’ commitment to the Latin America market.
Aruze games will be in booth #41 displaying striking innovations that help Latin America operators reach a broad range of customers. The all-star lineup includes the GGB Gaming & Technology gold medal winner for Best Slot Product – the Muso Triple-27, the Cube-X Vertical, and the Cube-X Video cabinets. On display will be the Cube-X Vertical 40 and its top-performing game titles Wheel of Prosperity Dragon and Wheel of Prosperity Phoenix, which according to a recent independent industry report average approximately 2.5x theoretical net win vs house average. The Cube-X Video will display the Wheels Go Round series, which has averaged 1.8x theoretical net win vs house average, according to the same industry performance report.
“We are very excited to be at the Peru Gaming Show to showcase these highly successful and award-winning products into Latin America. Aruze, along with SL Investments Inc. and Kylin Corporation SAC, are pleased to present these innovative games and cabinets to our current and future valued customers in LATAM,” said Michael Snyder, V.P. & General Manager Latin America and Caribbean. “The wide-range of innovative cabinets and top-performing game titles will be a great addition to our clients’ gaming establishments. We are extremely proud to bring these proven products to the Latin America market and deliver incremental value through our products, services, and incredible partnerships.”
The Muso Triple-27 took first place in a recent America’s Top-Indexing Report (based on Theoretic Win) earning the top position. Its cutting-edge interface on three large 27-inch monitors delivers breathtakingly clear graphics and rich depth. Focused on the customer experience, the Muso Triple-27 provides a powerful high-performance audio sound system as well as being the first slot machine equipped with a wireless charger for customer convenience.
Also being launched in the Latin America market is the Cube-X Vertical cabinet, featuring an amazing 42-inch HD monitor, incredible sound system, and high-performance touch panels to immerse the players in exciting game play. The Cube-X Vertical cabinet comes with a 23-inch customized topper with LED effects to compliment the cabinet lighting.
“We have a wide range of product price points to fit almost every budget,” stated Arleth Godinez, Director of Sales of Latin America and Caribbean. “In addition to our premium Muso products, we have a great selection of new and used products available to our clients. We invite everyone to stop by our booth to discuss the various options and see what exciting opportunities we can create together for their gaming establishments.”
Discover these top-performing and innovative gaming solutions in Aruze’s booth #41 at the Peru Gaming Show.
London & Dublin - June 14, 2019: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gambling software, services and online gaming content in the United States, welcomes the signing and legalization of internet sports betting in New Hampshire. New Hampshire is the 14th State to legalize sports wagering in the US and the sixth to do so this year. Following the launch, nearly 21% of the total US population will be able to place sports wagers online.
The sports betting legislation received approval in the New Hampshire House yesterday, June 13th. The bill will now go to the Governor, who has already included sports betting revenue in his state budget and is expected to sign the bill within the next three to four weeks.
Accordingly, as detailed in the Company's Notice of AGM and announcement of 16 May 2019, the last day of trading in Ordinary Shares on Euronext Growth will be 18 June 2019 and the Cancellation will take effect at 7.00 a.m. on 19 June 2019. The Cancellation Resolution applies only to Euronext Growth and will have no effect upon the admission of the Ordinary Shares to trading on AIM, which admission will continue.
At the meeting GAN's Chief Executive Officer, Dermot Smurfit, will make the following statement:
"Since last year's AGM, GAN has been firmly focused on taking advantage of the incremental U.S. Internet sports betting opportunity which we launched online in New Jersey in September 2018. Since launch, sports betting has driven substantial increases in our clients' revenues, in which GAN participates. We also prepared to launch Internet gambling in Pennsylvania for the largest retail operator, Parx Casino, as well as extending our relationship with FanDuel Group, the U.S. arm of Flutter Entertainment plc (formerly Paddy Power Betfair plc) to rapidly deploy our Platform in selected additional U.S. States. 2018 was clearly therefore a pivotal year for GAN.
"Since the beginning of 2019, we have witnessed the rapid and accelerating regulation of Internet gambling in other U.S. States including Montana, Indiana, Iowa, Tennessee and Illinois. Today, fifty-eight million (58M) Americans, representing nearly twenty percent (20%) of the entire U.S. population now have legislation in place permitting one or more forms of Internet gambling. Furthermore, Industry analysts believe more than half of all Americans will be permitted to gamble online as a result of accelerating incremental State-by-State regulation within just a few more years.
"This regulatory driver obviously creates a unique opportunity for GAN to leverage years of investment developing and optimizing its best-in-class technology and provides an environment to maximize the equity value of its unique U.S. industry position as a truly unique enterprise software technology Platform enabling regulated intra-State online gambling across America.
"Finally, we are especially pleased with our financial performance to date, building on the momentum achieved during the first quarter, during which we generated record revenues. All the Company's operational KPI's continue to trend positively and therefore remain excited by the potential for the remainder of the year, starting with the imminent launch of Parx Casino in Pennsylvania.
"In conclusion, 2018 was a pivotal year for GAN, and we firmly believe 2019 will be another year of tremendous operational and financial progress and I look forward to updating shareholders with our financial results for the first half of the current financial year in due course."
About GAN Plc
GAN is a leading business-to-business ("B2B") supplier of internet gambling software-as-a-service solutions ("SaaS") to the US land-based casino industry. The Company has developed a proprietary internet gambling enterprise software system, GameSTACK™, which it licenses principally to land-based US casino operators as a turnkey technology solution for regulated real-money internet gambling, encompassing internet gaming, internet sports gaming and virtual Simulated Gaming. The Company has also launched digital user acquisition & retention marketing in support of the Internet Casino (https://casino.winstar.com) provided by GAN's Digital Marketing Agency in Tel Aviv, Israel.
“IGT’s NWIGA portfolio will showcase the many standout products and solutions that our Northwest tribal customers can leverage to diversify their casino floors,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “With new market-approved games such as Griffin's Throne and Coin O Mania, we are helping our customers maximize their CrystalCurve cabinet investments with proven hardware and content that elevates player excitement.”
Product highlights within IGT’s NWIGA booth will include:
Proven Core Content on Versatile Hardware: IGT will demonstrate the depth and breadth of its Core content portfolio with new Central Determination System (“CDS”) Class III titles such as the Fortune Charm™, Scarab™, and Diamond Mania™ games on the versatile CrystalDual™ 27 gaming machine. The Company will present new market-ready titles for the CrystalCurve gaming machine with titles such as the Griffin’s Throne™, Coin O Mania, and Celtic Magic™ games on the CrystalCurve™ gaming machine.
Premium Content that Excites: The Company will present exciting CDS-compatible multi-level progressive titles on the CrystalCore® gaming machine, including the Golden Goddess Valeria™, and Golden Goddess Tulia™ games.
Class II Bingo Content on New Hardware: Making its NWIGA debut is the Company’s large-format S3000® XL cabinet for Class II content, premiering with the Red Rich Girl™ game. Additionally, IGT will present new Class II content such as the Wild Pride® game, along with a Class II version of the Class III Proven Performer title, Fortune Coin™ game.
Systems Solutions: IGT will demonstrate how its Casino Management Solution, IGT ADVANTAGE® System, is enhancing the player experience with a variety of mobile solutions such as Cardless Connect®, Intelligent Offer, Resort Wallet, and more. Show attendees can also experience M5 content. Built with HTML-5, M5 places a range of solutions within a slot machine’s Service Window such as personalized promotions and beverage ordering.
TRUE 3D™ Content: The Company will display its excitement-inducing TRUE 3D™ technology with the Little Green Men® 3D game on the AXXIS® 3D gaming machine. TRUE 3D uses integrated eye-tracking technology to make images jump off the screen, giving players a unique glasses-free 3D gaming experience.
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LAS VEGAS (June 10, 2019) – Players and operators throughout Peru and Latin America love Aristocrat’s games and cabinets, and now Aristocrat is bringing a host of “Mighty” products to Peru Gaming Show. The show takes place June 19-20 in Lima, and Aristocrat will be in booth #50.
“We are very excited to meet with customers at Peru Gaming Show. Thanks to our customers’ support, we have a well-established reputation as Peru’s top provider of premium games. We are pleased our Mighty Cash™ and Mighty Link™ products continue to perform well for many operators in Peru and across the region,” said Sebastian Srulevich, Aristocrat’s Sales Director for the Andean Region.
Leading Aristocrat’s exhibit is Mighty Cash™ Big Money in the Helix Tower™ cabinet, which is making its Peru debut at the show. The Helix Tower creates a visual destination on the gaming floor with a soaring 55” LED screen with integrated media and synced jackpots driving dynamic visuals to capture player’s attention.
Aristocrat will also show its Helix XT™ cabinet. Helix XT builds on the success of the original Helix™, and adds an enhanced new topper, a virtual button deck designed specifically for the XT, and stunning 4K graphics displayed on a curved 42” screen.
On the Helix XT, attendees will find the Mighty Cash Double Up™ Link and the thrilling titles Money Dragon™ and Lucky Tiger™. Each title capitalizes on the player-favorite trend of Asian themed characters, design, and sound. Also appearing on the Helix XT are the titles Wild Wild Samurai™, Wild Wild Nugget™, Joe Blow™ Gold, and Joe Blow™ Diamonds.
Aristocrat will also show its popular Helix+™ upright cabinet and the Wild Up Link™ with support titles Ocean Song™ and Dragon Lanterns™.
Next, in the Helix™ upright cabinet, Aristocrat will show its Mighty Cash™ SA Link. Aristocrat will show six entertaining titles that support the link. Four titles are heavily Asian themed: Dragon Flies™, Tiger Roars™, Green Blade™, and Red Blade™. Vegas Wins™ perfectly captures the excitement of the gaming capital of the world, while Outback Bucks™, takes players on a fun journey through the Australian outback.
Aristocrat’s ARC™ Single cabinet is a favorite of players and operators, and on the cabinet at Peru Gaming Show is the Mighty Link SSP™ and the fun and diverse licensed titles Elvira™, Pan Am™, Ted™, and Zorro™.
“Operators will find a cabinet and game to speak to every type of player preference in our booth at Peru Gaming Show, and we are look forward to welcoming attendees,” Concluded Matt Isaacs, Aristocrat’s VP of Sales for Latin America and the US Eastern Region.
NEW YORK, June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (INSE) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Gaming Technology Group ("NTG") of Novomatic UK Ltd. ("Novomatic UK"), a division of NOVOMATIC GROUP, a leading international supplier of gaming equipment and solutions, for the EUR equivalent of US$120.0 million in cash.
Inspired is a leading supplier of Category B2/B3 gaming terminals in the UK, and NTG is a leading supplier of Category B3, C and D gaming terminals to pubs, arcades, motorway service areas and holiday resorts in the UK. Following the transaction, Inspired would be positioned to supply an extensive range of products and services across the UK and Europe, and beyond. Upon closing the acquisition, Inspired would manage more than 75,000 gaming machines in the UK and Europe.
"The potential acquisition of NTG is transformational for Inspired, enabling us to dramatically increase the size, scale and scope of our business by combining our highly complementary, but largely non-overlapping, businesses," said Lorne Weil, Executive Chairman of Inspired Entertainment. "We expect to leverage our superior game content, technology, operational capabilities and respective footprints to augment the existing growth trends for our enterprise."
NTG is comprised of the following six companies:
- Gamestec Leisure – Primarily serving the UK pub sector through the placement of gaming machines on a managed service basis and delivering service support to the bingo and self service betting terminals sectors.
- Playnation Limited – Serving the UK holiday and leisure industry, including holiday parks, motorway service stations, bowling alleys, airports and independent holiday resorts through revenue share arrangements with operators.
- Astra Games Limited – Gaming machine manufacturer, selling Category B, C and D gaming machines to pubs, adult gaming centers, and holiday resorts.
- Bell-Fruit Group Limited – Primarily selling Category C machines, both analog and digital, and exporting machines to key European geographies.
- Harlequin Gaming Limited – Game development studio for Astra and Bell-Fruit.
- Innov8 Gaming Limited – Gaming machine developer supplying Category B3 and C gaming machines within the NTG and to external customers.
Mr. Weil continued, "Inspired and NTG currently operate in different segments but have much in common in terms of providing resources for our customers and their consumers. This combination would provide additional resources for our core businesses and combine the great content and machine portfolio from each. We expect to be able to deliver meaningful value to our shareholders as the acquisition is integrated."
Improved Operating Efficiencies
Inspired expects to achieve $12.3 million to $13.3 million of synergies through shared costs and increased scale. Inspired also expects to be able to make efficient use of shared manufacturing, engineering, software development, field maintenance and customer service to drive growth and cost savings after the transaction closes. Inspired further expects to reduce capital deployed in the pub gaming sector following the closing of the transaction, as the sector continues its ongoing digital transformation.
Complementary Businesses Leveraging Core Competencies
Inspired plans to draw on the core strengths of Inspired and NTG to broaden offerings, bring differentiated gaming products to new sectors and geographies, accelerate key growth initiatives and offer enhanced capabilities, systems, field service and content. The addition of NTG is expected to help diversify Inspired's UK business and expand into contiguous customer segments with very little overlap of existing customers. Inspired's position and expertise in server based gaming is expected to accelerate NTG's development initiatives to transition the pub gaming sector from analog to digital gaming machines.
Inspired and NTG are both known for their product innovation and creative content. Together, the companies expect to offer an expansive combined game and machine portfolio to customers. Inspired and NTG are also well positioned to capitalize on further converting NTG's game library for online deployment.
Transaction Terms and Execution
Inspired has agreed to acquire NTG for the EUR equivalent of US$120 million, subject to certain customary adjustments. This consideration represents a multiple of approximately 5.5x NTG's pre-synergy Adjusted EBITDA of £17.1 million, or $21.7 million, for the 12-month period ended December 31, 2018, and 3.5x after adjusting for the mid-point of estimated run-rate annual synergies of £9.6 million to £10.6 million, or $12.3 million to $13.3 million, as if they were achieved January 1, 2018.
The acquisition, which is subject to the approvals of regulatory authorities and other customary closing conditions, is expected to close during the third quarter of 2019. In conjunction with the proposed transaction, Inspired is expected to refinance its existing indebtedness with a new £220 million GBP-equivalent term loan and £20 million revolving credit facility. Inspired has obtained committed financing for the transaction, and the transaction is not subject to a financing contingency. The committed financing is expected to result in a reduction in cost of debt capital.
"The proposed financing is at a lower interest rate than our existing debt and is a major step in improving Inspired's capital structure," said Stewart Baker, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Inspired. "Pro forma for the acquisition, adjusting for the mid-point of estimated run-rate annual synergies, the proposed financing implies net leverage of 3.0x. It will position us with a stronger balance sheet and extended maturities, while also reducing our cost of capital which we believe will allow us to have more flexibility to capitalize on meaningful opportunities to grow our business."
The casino assets of Astra Games Limited are not included in the potential transaction. At or prior to the closing of the Acquisition, Astra will transfer to Novomatic UK Gaming UK Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NOVOMATIC GROUP, assets to the extent related to its casino operations.
Financial and Legal Advisory
Nomura served as financial advisor to Inspired. Sidley Austin LLP and Addleshaw Goddard LLP served as legal advisors to Inspired. Nomura and Macquarie Capital have provided financing commitments to support the transaction.
Company’s Support Will Help Fund STEM-focused Programs for Local K-12 Students
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA – June 10, 2019 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) has made a financial contribution to GEORGIA FIRST Robotics (PHOTO), the Georgia chapter of the global non-profit FIRST Robotics, which serves more than 520,000 students around the world by encouraging education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related fields. Students compete on teams in robotics exhibitions throughout the state.
“More than robots, GEORGIA FIRST Robotics is sports for the mind. Our programs help students gain the confidence to explore innovation while they learn valuable STEM, teamwork and problem-solving skills,” said Connie Hayes, Executive Director of GEORGIA FIRST Robotics. “On behalf of all of our students, instructors, mentors and parent volunteers, we thank Scientific Games for this generous donation.”
Scientific Games’ donation will help fund GEORGIA FIRST programs for students in grades K-12 from Forsyth County Schools, including Alliance Academy for Innovation, Forsyth Central High School, North Forsyth High School, South Forsyth High School, Sharon Elementary and West Forsyth High School.
Pat McHugh, Group Chief Executive, Lottery for Scientific Games, said, “With our global lottery headquarters and technology center located just north of Atlanta, Scientific Games is committed to enhancing STEM education and experiences for our local students. We are honored to support an organization like GEORGIA FIRST Robotics that is inspiring and shaping future science and technology leaders and innovators right here in our own community.”
The Company utilizes advanced robotics at its metro-Atlanta lottery instant game manufacturing facility in unique, complex processes that provide additional layers of game security, so that no one ever knows where winning tickets are located.
FIRST Robotics, the largest K-12 STEM organization worldwide, is a mentor-based program offering students the opportunity to work alongside experts in the fields of engineering, design, marketing, business planning, branding and programming. Participants are 66% more likely to attend college on a full-time bases, with 89% of FIRST Robotics alumni studying STEM in college or becoming STEM professionals.
Creating the lottery industry’s first secure instant game in 1974, Scientific Games is the world’s largest supplier and manager of instant games, technology and services. The Company provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries in 50 countries around the globe, including nearly every North American lottery.
PHOTO CAPTION: Scientific Games’ Pat McHugh (L) presents a check to GEORGIA FIRST Robotics near the Company’s robotics technology used at its Alpharetta, Georgia lottery instant games manufacturing facility. Accepting are award-winning robotics team members from Forsyth County Schools’ Alliance Academy for Innovation (first row L to R): Luca Villalba, Jauston Neely, Celeste Coan and Maurice Wodtke. Also pictured (back row L to R) are Alliance Academy robotics team advsior Jon Welsh, and GEORGIA FIRST Robotics representatives Connie Haynes and Allison Carrow.
Three wheel action is burning up the casino floor! Triple Burning Wheel Dazzling Hot Gems™ and Triple Burning Wheel Red Hot Dice™ are both 5 reel games available on the Cube-X Vertical 80™ cabinet. Both titles offer 30 lines and three flaming bonus wheels. At minimum bet, players are eligible for the bottom wheel, but as they increase their bet they unlock the middle and top wheels, also unlocking first the Mini and Minor progressives and then the Major and Grand progressives. When three Wheel Symbols land, all three wheels will spin and award prizes. Triple Burning Wheel Dazzling Hot Gems™ has a Boost wedge in the top wheel which will increase all prizes and spin all wheels again, up to two times. Triple Burning Wheel Red Hot Dice™ has a Respin wedge that spins all three wheels again, up to four times.
Three Free Games symbols trigger seven free games. During free games, Wheel Symbols are collected every time they land. When three are collected all unlocked wheels will spin and award prizes. With bold fire graphics reaching the full height of the Cube-X Vertical 80™ cabinet, the Triple Burning Wheel series are a standout presence on any gaming floor. Triple Burning Wheels are spinning up scorching wins!
Product video for the game series can be found here: https://vimeo.com/341014744
LAS VEGAS, June 6, 2019 — Aruze Gaming America, Inc. and Aruze Gaming Ltd. (Hong Kong) (“Aruze” or “the company”) today announced that Mr. Takahiro Usui has notified the Board of his intention to resign as Chairman of the Board and CEO on June 30, 2019, citing personal reasons. During Mr. Usui’s 14-year tenure at Aruze, he played an instrumental role in maintaining and advancing Aruze’s position and reputation as a leading innovator in the gaming industry. “The Aruze Board of Directors collectively would like to thank Takahiro for his incredible efforts and accomplishments while at Aruze and we wish him well in all his future endeavors”, says Rich Pennington, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Each of us on the Board of Directors, as well as many within the company, look forward to a continued personal relationship with him as he is a great friend to all of us.”
Additionally, Aruze’s Board of Directors announces the promotion of Mr. Masumi Fujisawa, Aruze’s current Vice President of Product Development, to the position of Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer. “This promotion reflects the company’s belief that success in the gaming industry is driven by distinctive products that outperform those of the competition” stated Rob Ziems, President/Global Chief Legal Office, Secretary, and Member of the Board of Directors. “Masumi’s leadership and product innovation contributions to Aruze have resulted in Aruze winning top slot product awards as well as having four of the top 25 performing games in a recent game performance analysis in a US publication. His continued leadership in the new roles will ensure the company continues to excel in the global gaming marketplace.”
Aruze announces the promotion of its Group CFO/CSO, Mr. Yugo Kinoshita to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Kinoshita will remain a Member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Kinoshita, a proven executive in the gaming industry, has been with Aruze since 2012, serving as SVP of Corporate Strategy and Group COO. Prior to working with Aruze, Mr. Kinoshita worked with organizations such as Nike Japan and Albirex Singapore, Pte Ltd. Mr. Kinoshita brings a strong background in marketing and product management and earned an MBA in Management from Babson College. “It is with great honor that I accept the role of Aruze’s new Chief Executive Officer. I am excited for the future of the company and look forward to continuing the momentum of success that the organization is currently experiencing,” said Mr. Konishita.
Finally, the Board of Directors is proud to welcome Ms. Hiromi Okada as a Member of the Board of Directors for Aruze. “We are pleased Ms. Okada has accepted a position on the Board of Directors. She will add a fresh perspective and balance that every board needs to stay in front of the innovation curve” stated Mr. Fujisawa, Aruze’s new Chairman of the Board.
Winning ‘W’ Companies are cited in the 2020WOB annual Gender Diversity Index, which tracks the numbers of corporate board seats held by women among the Russell 3000 Index. The Russell 3000 Index is comprised of the 3,000 largest U.S. traded stocks representing approximately 98 percent of all U.S. incorporated equity securities.
“We are proud 2020WOB is recognizing Everi’s commitment to board diversity and thankful for the invaluable strategy and counsel Eileen and Maureen provide our leadership team and board of directors,” said Miles Kilburn, Board Chairman, at Everi. “We encourage more companies to embrace diversity and inclusion and continue to foster this culture not only at the board level, but at the company level as well. Our Women’s Leadership Initiative was put in place three years ago to do just that – to develop diverse leaders throughout the organization and to create opportunities and a path for advancement. Diverse talent and perspectives will enable us to continue to successfully execute on our key strategic initiatives to drive shareholder value, which must start at the top.”
“We applaud Everi’s board of directors for engaging the diverse opinions and perspectives of both genders on their board,” said Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO of 2020 Women on Boards. “Studies have shown that the varied perspectives of women are uniquely valuable to corporations and the challenges they face today and can be key factors in profitability, productivity, and workforce engagement.”
2020WOB is a nonprofit organization that monitors and publishes how many women are on companies’ board of directors and ranks each company from ‘W’ for ‘Winning’ with at least 20 percent to ‘Z’ for Zero, meaning no women directors. Half the Russell 3000 companies still have only one woman director or none.
The 2018 nationwide statistic was 17.7 percent, a gain of 469 board seats for women, which is an improvement over the previous year at 16 percent. Of those, 295 were new seats created by expanding the board, not seats previously held by men. In total for 2018, approximately 25,250 board seats existed among the Russell 3000 companies with only 4,477 held by women.
Everi Recognized by 2020 Women on Boards for Having 20 Percent or More Corporate Board Seats Held By Women. Company Recognized as a Leader in Board Diversity. http://bit.ly/2WgY5Ns. @2020WOB #womenonboards #everipowers
About 2020 Women on Boards
2020 Women on Boards (2020WOB) is a global education and advocacy campaign committed to building public awareness and momentum towards the goal of achieving at least 20 percent of all public company board seats to be held by women by the year 2020, the milestone 100th anniversary that commemorates the 19th Amendment, when women won the right to vote. The campaign’s signature programs include the Gender Diversity Directory, a database which tracks the gender composition of company boards, the annual Gender Diversity Index report, and the National Conversation on Board Diversity events held in more than 30 cities each November. In just 9 short years, 2020WOB has become a respected global brand while building a reputation as a formidable advocate for advancing women to corporate boards. For more information, visit, www.2020WOB.com.
LAS VEGAS – June 4, 2019 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) marks a new era for a popular game series with the release of Foxin’ Twins™. This new addition iterates on the success of predecessors Foxin’ Wins® and Foxin’ Wins Again® with fresh mechanics and features designed to re-invigorate and keep players engaged. Foxin’ Twins is available now via the Company’s Open Gaming System content aggregation platform.
Foxin’ Wins, a top-performing legacy brand from Scientific Games’ digital division, originates from their NextGen Gaming studio. The latest ‘Twin’ moniker was introduced to support the addition of the new Dual Reels mechanic and provides an engaging and playful environment, organic to the Foxin’ Wins brand and supporting characters.
Tom Wood, Chief Creative Officer for SG Digital, said, “Foxin’ Twins is an excellent new installment in one of our most popular game series. The Dual Reels and random wild features provide invigorating new experiences while still paying homage to this legacy brand. I think our partners and our players will really enjoy this new take on a fantastic theme.”
Random game features can crossover between reel-sets when they hit, maximizing win opportunities and crafting a uniquely dynamic slot gaming experience. Staying true to the Foxin’ Wins family of games, popular features such as Super Bet® remain present in Foxin’ Twins for even more win potential and support for early player adoption and loyalty.
All ® notices signify marks registered in the United States. © 2019 Scientific Games Corporation. All rights reserved.
LONDON, June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary IGT Global Services Limited (hereinafter "IGT") has signed an agreement with Finnish lottery operator Veikkaus Oy to deliver IGT PlayDigital's PlayRGS (remote game server) solution and PlayCasino content.
"Veikkaus Oy is committed to engaging our players with a variety of highly entertaining games across all channels. Through IGT's PlayRGS solution, we can seamlessly provide best-in-class digital content, including IGT's top-performing PlayCasino digital game titles," said Olli Sarekoski, Veikkaus Oy CEO. "This agreement gives the lottery enhanced flexibility to offer our players the games they want and ensures the sustainability and ongoing success of our digital program."
"Veikkaus Oy is one of the world's most innovative and sophisticated lotteries, and the introduction of our powerful PlayRGS remote game server and player-tested PlayCasino digital content will significantly enhance player engagement," said Declan Harkin, IGT Senior Vice President & COO, International. "IGT's extensive experience in the government-regulated digital gaming market will ensure the continued growth of Veikkaus' digital program, generating funds for good causes to benefit the people of Finland."
The agreement, which is for an initial term of four years with a provision for possible one-year renewal periods after the initial period, includes PlayRGS installation, maintenance, monitoring, support, as well as access to the complete library of IGT PlayCasino content and marketing support.
One of the most advanced cross-platform delivery systems on the market, PlayRGS provides operators with the best premium game content and plugs seamlessly into an existing back office. One integration grants access to an extensive library of the world's best-performing slots, table games, video poker, and instant win games, making them instantly available to players where and when they want to play: on desktop computers, mobile phones, and tablet devices.
IGT PlayDigital's PlayRGS solution powers gaming sites around the globe for both lottery and commercial customers. In addition to Veikkaus, IGT supplies PlayRGS solutions to World Lottery Association customers including Danske Spil in Denmark, Norsk Tipping in Norway, as well as Loto Québec and the British Columbia Gaming Corporation in Canada.
IGT is established in the Nordic region as a valued digital partner that successfully supports some of the industry's leading government operators, including Veikkaus, Svenska Spel in Sweden, and Norsk Tipping.
IGT also provides Veikkaus with its core lottery central system, sports betting, PlayBingo (digital bingo), and land-based casino games.
The Company's presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET. The conference will be webcast and can be accessed at: http://wsw.com/webcast/ldmicro16/gan/
The LD Micro Invitational will feature 230 companies and will be attended by over 1,000 individuals. For more information, or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with the Company, please contact David Scher at email@example.com
LAS VEGAS, June 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI), the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and financial technology solutions, announced today that the Company will participate at the Stifel 2019 Cross Sector Insight Conference on June 10, 2019 at The InterContinental Hotel in Boston, MA. Randy Taylor, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be making a company presentation at 1:15 p.m. ET. Mr. Taylor and Mark Labay, Senior Vice President, Finance & Investor Relations, will also conduct individual and group meetings with institutional investors throughout the day.
About Everi Holdings
Everi is a leading supplier of technology solutions for the casino gaming industry. The Company Powers the Casino Floor® by providing casino operators with a diverse portfolio of products including innovative gaming machines and casino operational and management systems that include comprehensive, end-to-end financial technology solutions, critical intelligence offerings, and gaming operations efficiency technology. Everi also provides proven, tier one land-based game content to online social and real-money markets via its Remote Game Server and operates social play for fun casinos. Everi’s mission is to be a transformative force for casino operations by facilitating memorable player experiences, delivering reliable protection and security, and striving for customer satisfaction and operational excellence. For more information, visit www.everi.com.
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Centre stage will be a series of high-impact Links, including the ENCHANTED FORTUNES™ Linked Jackpot, which has been gaining traction in Peru since its introduction earlier this year. Presented on the sleek PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 cabinet in 4K, leading titles Asian Fortunes™, Voodoo Fortunes™, Goddess Rising™ and Book of Ra™ Mystic Fortunes that feature a variety of base and feature games will each connect to four linked progressive jackpot levels.
The new THUNDER CASH™ Link will be previewed on the twin-screen PANTHERA™ 2.27 cabinet with the Asian theme Emperor’s China™, the Roman theme The Great Conqueror™ and the Egyptian theme Empress of the Pyramids™. Each game brings its own engaging features to the reels with bold graphics and dynamic gameplay. In addition, the CASH CONNECTION™ Link makes its premiere in Latin America with the Charming Lady™ theme that introduces the widely recognised Lucky Lady character to the world of linked progressives.
Another first for Latin America is PAY DAY™ – a 6-level standalone progressive game series – featuring three games that will be presented on the highly popular V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 cabinet. Players search for the PAY DAY™ symbol with the loveable panda in Prized Panda™, in Ancient Egypt with Prizes of the Nile™ and in the traditional Pay Day™ theme with classic symbols.
A selection of single games designed for single-screen and curve cabinets, from Winfinity Games and 707 Games studios in Austria and Mount Prospect Studio in the US, will be presented in 4K on the 43” curved screen of the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 and V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43. Two Asian themes bring fire-breathing dragons to the reels with an array of unique bonuses in Dragon Hits™ and Asian Dragon™ hot, and an epic all-American wildlife adventure bursts onto the reels in Great American Wilds™.
New multi-game mixes on display at the Peru Gaming Show will include NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X1 that targets Latin America with a selection of classic and new games like Book of Ra™ Temple of Gold, Viking & Dragon™ and Sizzling Hot™ deluxe. In addition, the NOVO LINE™ Interactive Concurve Edition 4 mix will be displayed with leading curve titles such as Riches of Babylon™ and Phoenix™.
Jens Einhaus, VP International Sales for Europe/Americas, said: “I look forward to the Peru Gaming Show which will be the first trade show in my new position as VP of Sales for Europe and The Americas. We have a strong market share and great team in Peru, and our games continue to be very successful throughout the country. I am confident players will quickly take to our new games and links, increasing our presence even further in the market.”
Scientific Games Corporation renewed its contract with Fremantle for the exclusive rights to use three iconic TV game show brands in lottery games through 2022.
"Fremantle's game shows and the lottery are the perfect match with Scientific Games. We cannot wait to see more exciting lottery games created around these three iconic game shows," said Rick Glankler, President of Commercial Operations for Fremantle.
Scientific Games has created and launched more than 100 different lottery games featuring THE PRICE IS RIGHT, FAMILY FEUD and PRESS YOUR LUCK brands over the years. The Company is the world's largest provider of lottery instant games, and is the largest provider of online/mobile second-chance promotions and winners events for individual and multi-state lotteries.
"Our innovation teams are already at work creating new lottery games themed to these three Fremantle hit TV game shows," said Kyle Rogers, Executive VP of Lottery Licensing for Scientific Games. "Our goal is to offer the best portfolio of entertaining licensed properties to lotteries around the world and their players."
Originally making its TV debut in 1983 and returning to TV this summer, PRESS YOUR LUCK is a game of wits, strategy and even higher stakes as contestants try to avoid the iconic and devilish WHAMMY for a chance at life-changing cash and prizes. Network television's No. 1 rated daytime series and the longest-running game show in television history, THE PRICE IS RIGHT features a variety of games and contests all with the same basic challenge to guess the prices of everyday and not-quite-everyday retail merchandise. The No. 1 game show in syndication, FAMILY FEUD, first premiered in 1976 and has remained one of television's most popular and enduring game shows. Featuring two families who compete for cash and cars, contestants try to guess the most popular answers to questions posed to 100 people surveyed. In addition to their broadcast success, THE PRICE IS RIGHT AND FAMILY FEUD also offer touring versions. THE PRICE IS RIGHT Live™ has been touring throughout the U.S. and Canada since 2003 with more than 150 shows per year on the road. FAMILY FEUD LIVE: Celebrity Edition® just kicked off a new tour in the U.S., and Carnival Cruise Line just announced a seagoing version of FAMILY FEUD LIVE® debuting abroad the Mardi Gras ship in 2020.
In 2009 Scientific Games turned out a hit multi-state linked game themed to THE PRICE IS RIGHT. Sixteen U.S. lotteries participated, with events held in Las Vegas offering the lottery winners the opportunity to play THE PRICE IS RIGHT Live stage show for cash and prizes—and be selected to spin the iconic 'Big Wheel' with the chance to win up to $1 million.
Scientific Games provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries around the globe, including nearly every North American lottery.
FAMILY FEUD, PRESS YOUR LUCK and THE PRICE IS RIGHT: ®/© FremantleMedia North America. 2019. All Rights Reserved.
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London & Dublin - June 3, 2019: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gambling software, services and online gaming content in the United States, welcomes the signing and legalization of Internet gambling in Illinois. The bill will allow patrons to place sports wagers both in-person and online. Illinois is the 13th State to legalize sports wagering in the US and the fifth to do so this year. Following the launch, 19.9% of the total US population will be able to engage in internet gambling.
The Illinois Senate voted 46-10 on Sunday afternoon in favor of the Sports betting bill. The legislative 'Senate Bill 690' now goes to Illinois' Governor Pritzker, who's already confirmed he'll sign it into law.
Following Pennsylvania, and its population of 12.82 million, Illinois is to become the second largest State to legalize internet sports gambling in the US, with a population of 12.74 million. GAN foresees the legalization to be material to GAN's business, as the Company anticipates its existing clients to extend their online GAN-supported operations into the State of Illinois.
EDGE X comes to market with one of the biggest brands of all time – Madonna™. Madonna is a mega music brand with more than 300 million records sold and one that resonates across all demographics. Aristocrat’s Madonna Slot Game invites players to get into the groove with exciting game play that perfectly captures the essence of the “Material Girl” and her spirit that captivates the world.
It uses the latest and greatest in slot mechanics and combines Mighty Cash™ with an innovative persistent multiplier feature throughout the base game as well as free games offering a unique chase for players. Adding to the fun is an inventive karaoke feature on the button deck where the player can sing along to Madonna’s songs throughout the base and bonus games.
Madonna has an MSP with a grand jackpot starting value of $250,000 or an SSP with a grand jackpot starting value of $5,000.
Game features include the Mighty Cash Hold & Spin Multipliers Feature that increments the multiplier above that reel by one; Mighty Cash Free Games with a Hold & Spin feature where all credits and jackpots are multiplied by the accumulated multiplier associated with each column, and the Like a Virgin Wheel Feature that awards jackpot, credits or free games.
For more information on EDGE X and Madonna Slot Game, contact your Aristocrat representative today at (702) 270-1000.
Aruze Gaming (“Aruze”) is pleased to partner with Seminole Tribe of Florida to launch North America’s first installations of Lucky Roulette. The first two installs will be going into Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Casino Hollywood Hard Rock
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – 05/30/2019 – Aruze Gaming (“Aruze”) is pleased to partner with Seminole Tribe of Florida to launch North America’s first installations of Lucky Roulette. The first two installs will be going into Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Casino Hollywood Hard Rock.
As a market leader in Electronic Table Games (“ETG”) Aruze continues to develop products that incorporate highly interactive features and bonuses. Lucky Roulette is an immersive new roulette game that features an automated wheel with dynamic projection imaging. This unique roulette game offers a three-dimensional visual experience that combines the appeal of a traditional physical roulette wheel and ball with interactive graphics to heighten player anticipation and enjoyment. Lucky Roulette also offers a Jackpot Chance side bet that is unique to ETG roulette.
Josh Collins, Vice President of Sales for Aruze Gaming America states, “We are thrilled to launch Lucky Roulette with the Seminoles. They have been a great partner and a launch at a property of this caliber is a great way to kick off what we expect to be many installs in the coming months.“
Juan Martinez, Vice President of Gaming Operations, “We believe our players will be both excited and responsive to Lucky Roulette based on our experience with Aruze’s other ETGs. Just like with our continued property expansions, we are always looking for new ways to bring excitement and energy to both our guests and our properties.”
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 Seminole Tribe of Florida
In addition to its two Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, the Seminole Tribe owns and operates the four Seminole Casinos; in Coconut Creek and Hollywood on the Southeast coast in Immokalee near Naples and on the Brighton Reservation north of Lake Okeechobee. The Seminole Tribe has long been recognized for innovation in its gaming and other businesses. It opened the first high-stakes bingo hall and casino in the United States in 1979. That facility was the forerunner of the Indian Gaming movement throughout North America.
LONDON, May 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company won the "Diverse and Inclusive Team of the Year" award at the 10th annual Women in Gaming Diversity Awards, held this month in London. The global awards program honors excellence in promoting diversity and inclusion within the gaming industry.
IGT Las Vegas' Women's Inclusion Network ("WIN with IGT Las Vegas") was the team recognized for realizing its mission of empowering women at IGT through networking, professional development, and mentorship opportunities.
"I am tremendously proud of the work that the member-led WIN with IGT Las Vegas group is doing to advance diversity and inclusion within IGT," said Kim Lee, IGT Vice President Diversity and Inclusion. "Winning the Diverse and Inclusive Team of the Year award reinforces the importance and quality of this group's work, and supports our commitment to making IGT a diverse and inclusive workplace for all 12,000-plus of our employees around the world."
WIN with IGT Las Vegas was founded in 2018 and is one of several Employee Business Resource Groups within IGT. In its inaugural year, the employee-led group achieved many milestones such as creation of Comfort Zone parking for expectant mothers, deployment of Lean In circles within IGT, and participation in multiple community events that benefit women in the Las Vegas community.
LAS VEGAS, May 29, 2019
Shark Trap Gaming & Security Systems, LLC, has submitted the first of its “super shufflers” to Gaming Laboratories International (GLI). GLI will be testing Shark Trap’s Novelty-Game Shuffler, which is essentially identical to Shark Trap’s Poker Shuffler and 1-2 Deck Blackjack Shuffler other than a few minor design/operational features.
GLI’s primary objective will be to evaluate the ST shuffler for randomness. We’re confident that the shufflers will pass GLI’s entire suite of tests because the ST shufflers are the first casino shufflers to incorporate 'true random number technology' (TRNG) instead of the industry standard, 'pseudo random number technology' (PRNG). The advantage of a TRNG is that each seed for each random number is generated by physical phenomenon (hardware), resulting in true randomness. The seeds for PRNGs are arithmetic-generated via software and are therefore deterministic.
We will announce the results as soon as GLI completes the certification process.
We are also busy completing the early design work for Shark Trap’s Round-to-Round Multi-deck Shuffler and its ground-breaking Baccarat and Punto Banco Security Platform, which offers unequaled game protection while eliminating the need for preshuffled cards!
More announcements are forthcoming as we continue our quest to offer Shark Trap’s line of “super shufflers” to an eagerly-awaiting industry.
Thanks for your patience . . . in terms of productivity, card costs, game protection, and innovation, I promise the wait will be worth it!
Book of the Irish features an entertaining leprechaun, traditional Irish folk music and an adventurous bonus round that will keep players entertained and coming back for more, demonstrating once again what makes Inspired “Essential Entertainment.”
Players enjoy spinning the reels to search for leprechauns and pots of gold while increasing their total win. When the gamble to free spins feature is triggered, players are offered a chance to either increase winnings or gain up to 20 free spins.
If a player is lucky enough to trigger the free spins bonus, they’ll start with the turning pages of the Book of the Irish, unveiling the player’s expanding bonus symbol. For the duration of the bonus, the player’s expanding bonus symbol will grow when enough bonus symbols are present for a win.
“Book of the Irish combines a popular theme with high-performing game mechanics that have been enhanced to increase the entertainment level for players,” said Claire Osborne, Inspired’s Vice President of Interactive. “The fun graphics and game play create a unique and engaging experience that we are confident will make an impact with players.”
“Our talented team has worked hard to perfect the player experience for Book of the Irish,” said Steven Collett, Chief Product Officer of Inspired. “This is a dynamic game that has been crafted to bring excitement to the players and complement the many vibrant titles found in the Inspired portfolio of interactive slot games. We are sure it will quickly become a player favorite.”
Book of the Irish is now available both online and on mobile devices through Inspired’s Virgo™ Remote Gaming Server, which provides customers with leading HTML5 games and technology designed to comply with all major online regulations.
World's Largest Instant Game Supplier Increases Design Innovation, Production Capacity and Speed-to-Market
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, May 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that it is significantly expanding its lottery instant "scratch" game innovation and production capabilities with the addition of advanced manufacturing technology in both North America and Europe.
"With the global instant product market surpassing $90 billion in retail sales in 2019—$50 billion+ in the U.S. alone—we have identified significant growth opportunities, and we are advancing our manufacturing operations to align with shifts in consumer behavior and our lottery customers' needs," said John Schulz, Senior Vice President Instant Products for Scientific Games.
The Company's new manufacturing technology will incorporate unique new features that have never been used in the lottery industry, offering state-of-the-art printing capabilities to support game innovation with flexibility for new playstyles, designs, specialty inks, unique finishes and paper stocks to serve lotteries around the world.
"This manufacturing expansion represents Scientific Games' strong commitment to serve the world's lotteries, and to entertain the world's players through our instant game innovation," said Schulz. "Our new technology will allow lotteries to bring new games to market more quickly so our customers can offer their players just-in-time inventory at retail."
The new manufacturing technology increases the world's largest instant game supplier's annual production capacity by 21% as Scientific Games continues to optimize the Company's global geographical manufacturing locations, capabilities, flexibility and sustainability.
Scientific Games created the world's first secure lottery instant game in 1974, and currently leads the lottery industry with more than four times the instant game manufacturing capacity than any other lottery supplier. Through the Scientific Games Enhanced Partnership (SGEP) program, the Company is also the world's largest manager of lottery instant games, handling its customers' instant products from design stage, through secure data programming, manufacturing, warehousing, retail distribution and marketing.
"Scientific Games has a cumulative 50 years of experience, data and analytics behind our instant games, and the expansion of our North American and European manufacturing capabilities elevates our global leadership in instant products yet further," said Schulz. "Our investment in this advanced technology will help our lottery customers generate revenue to support their good causes, such as important programs that benefit education, senior citizens, veterans, health and welfare, and the environment."
The Company provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries in 50 countries from manufacturing, operational and business facilities on five continents, including 19 of the Top 20 lotteries worldwide ranked by instant game per capita sales (La Fleur's Almanac).
© 2019 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
The Tennessee legislature passed a bill in the first week of May permitting online sports betting only on a State-wide basis, expected to commence on July 1st. The bill has now moved to the Governor, who has allowed the bill to become law without his signature. The law came into effect on May 25th.
There are no physical casino locations in the State of Tennessee. However, with an estimated population of 6.8 million the legalization of online sports wagering is expected to be material to GAN’s business, as the Company anticipates existing clients to extend their online GAN-supported operations into the State of Tennessee in 2019.