NEW YORK, April 16, 2018 -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (NASDAQ: INSE) today announced that it has appointed Mr. Brooks H. Pierce as Senior Vice President, North America. Mr. Pierce joins Inspired with over 25 years of experience in the gaming industry.  Most recently, he was Managing Director of Aristocrat Technology’s Americas Group, a $700 million division of that leading gaming supplier. Prior to Aristocrat, he spent several years at Scientific Games as President, North American Gaming and Chief Revenue Officer, WMS Gaming Group.

“I have known Brooks professionally for over 25 years and have worked with him closely for much of that period,” said Inspired Executive Chairman, Lorne Weil.  “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be invaluable to Inspired as we seek to build upon our successes in the North American market.”

“I’m delighted to welcome Brooks to the Inspired executive team,’ said Luke Alvarez, President and CEO, Inspired.  “Inspired’s Virtual Sports are already licensed and live in New Jersey and Nevada and will be going live with the Michigan Lottery soon. We look forward to announcing new US deals and to the launch of 1st Down Football later in the year.”  Mr. Alvarez concluded, “Brooks will play a key role in making Inspired a leader in the next generation of North American gaming and lottery products, and we welcome him to Inspired.”

LAS VEGAS, April 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that SG Digital has commenced sportsbook product review sessions with New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE).

OpenBet™, SG Digital's market-leading sports betting solution, is getting ahead of the game and is fully prepared to ensure its ambitious partners are ready to launch their sportsbook offering should the U.S. Supreme Court decide to repeal the Professional and Amateur Sports Betting Association Act (PASPA), allowing legalized sports betting in the state of New Jersey.

Key to SG Digital's entry into the emerging U.S. sports betting landscape will be the addition of market-specific product enhancements to its platform, ensuring it meets the expectations of operators and consumers. In addition, the company is undertaking a recruitment drive to support the growth of the business, hiring a significant number of new people for a variety of roles across its multiple offices around the world.

Keith O'Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook and Platforms at SG Digital, said, "Legalized sports betting in the U.S. is an exciting prospect for us, and we're taking every step possible to ensure our product offering is fully compliant to hit the ground running when the marketplace eventually opens up beyond the current regulated states. OpenBet has built a strong reputation as a trusted sportsbook provider in Europe, and we're confident we can replicate that success in the U.S. and all other emerging regulatory territories. We have spent time considering U.S. customer needs and are focused on ensuring that the user experience is of high standard and can be delivered with speed."

Matt Davey, Group Chief Executive, SG Digital, said, "SG Digital has a strong presence in New Jersey with our Open Platform System (OPS) already certified in the state; our knowledge of the market will play an important part in preparing OpenBet for the marketplace. We work closely with the DGE to ensure responsible gaming experiences and congratulate the effort of the DGE and the state of New Jersey for taking progressive action to help create a safer sports betting market for the public."

"We are setting the foundations well in advance to help our partners establish themselves early in the emerging territory."

OpenBet is the world's leading sportsbook platform, delivering a scalable and reliable performance for industry leading operators across the globe. At the heart of its product offering is a fully managed sportsbook, combining the resilience and trusted nature of OpenBet technology in partnership with Managed Trading Services in a convenient, turnkey solution.

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Aristocrat Wins Awards for System, Game, Cabinet Ahead of NIGA Trade Show

Aristocrat’s Drinks on Tap™ System, Game of Thrones Fire & Blood™ Slot Game,

RELM XL™ Cabinet Honored for Innovation

LAS VEGAS (April 16, 2018) – As Aristocrat prepares for its showing in this week’s Indian Gaming Trade Show, the company has won three awards in Casino Journal’s “Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards for 2017.” Aristocrat earned distinctions for each of its business areas, receiving honors for its innovations in systems, games, and cabinet development.

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Aristocrat was honored for its Drinks on Tap™ beverage ordering system, its Game of Thrones Fire & Blood™ slot game, and for its RELM XL™ reel spinner cabinet. Aristocrat’s three wins were the most earned by any single supplier.

Each of the innovations will be on display in Aristocrat’s booth #635 at Indian Gaming Trade Show this week.

“We are thrilled to be the big winner in Casino Journal’s Top 20 Most Innovative Products for 2017. Our thanks go to our incredible D&D teams, and to our customers for their valuable feedback and ongoing support,” said Aristocrat Managing Director of the Americas Matt Wilson.

Drinks on Tap is a beverage-ordering solution that improves customer service to players and increases efficiencies across the casino floor. It utilizes the nCompass™ player tracking module, and a mobile app all tied to the operator's Oasis 360 and POS systems to streamline drink orders placed at the EGM. Players will enjoy ordering drinks without leaving their seats or waiting for a server to take their order. Best of all, drink orders follow players from seat to seat as they change games. Watch a video about Drinks on Tap: http://bit.ly/DOTvideo

The all-new Game of Thrones Fire & Blood was created specifically for Aristocrat’s landmark new flame55™ cabinet. The new game, is based on seasons 4, 5, and 6 of HBO’s hit TV show and includes amazing new characters, a new multi-site progressive, and all-new exciting game play. Game of Thrones Fire and Blood makes full use of the flame55 cabinet’s 55” double-curved HD monitor, 4k-capable display delivering graphics worthy of kings, and 2.1 stereo audio.

Aristocrat’s milestone RELM XL cabinet ushers in a new dimension in gaming. Standing an impressive nine-and-a-half feet tall, RELM XL features an eye-catching mechanical wheel topper and drives innovation with a unique 43” J-Curved monitor with full touchscreen capabilities, large classic reel symbols, traditional wheel plex, stereo sound, and vibrant LED edge lighting. RELM XL games are featured in a 3 or 5 mechanical reel set configuration for high, middle, and low denomination placements, and features an industry first with bulging reel sets. And to add to the retro playing experience, RELM XL houses a physical bell that celebrates player success.

Experience these award-winning innovations and more in Aristocrat’s booth #635 at NIGA 2018. Join Aristocrat online at www.aristocrat-us.com and on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter.

LAS VEGAS, April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and payments solutions, announced today that it will bring its comprehensive portfolio of innovative gaming technology offerings to the 33rd annual Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention (“NIGA”) to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Booth #1146) in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 17-20, 2018. Everi will demonstrate a wide range of products for Class II and Class III tribal gaming customers including innovative gaming machines that power the casino floor and casino operational and management systems that include comprehensive, end-to-end payments solutions, critical intelligence offerings, and gaming operations efficiency technology.

Michael Rumbolz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Everi, commented, “The entire team at Everi is delighted to return to NIGA 2018 where we will demonstrate our ongoing commitment to our Class II and Class III Native American gaming partners. As a long-time partner of Native American operators, Everi has created a broad portfolio of cutting edge gaming technology solutions that highly enhance the player experience with our leading gaming entertainment solutions while significantly improving the efficiency of our customers’ cage, cash access and compliance operations. Our product demonstrations at NIGA will also showcase the significant investments we are making in the development of innovative gaming technology solutions to support our tribal customers, including new cabinets and creative new games, as well as further enhancements to our leading payments solutions. In a rapidly evolving environment, Everi remains deeply committed to understanding our partners’ needs and we believe that we are a partner of choice for the Class II and Class III Native American gaming market. We look forward to welcoming NIGA attendees to Las Vegas as we work together to create a world-class gaming experience.”

Diverse, Growing Portfolio of Games Products

Everi Games’ product momentum continues to increase and the solutions on display at NIGA 2018 will clearly demonstrate the Company’s exciting and growing lineup of powerful new cabinet options designed to leverage Everi’s new licensed and original content game themes. Key highlights of the Everi Games display at NIGA 2018 (Booth #1146) include:

The Empire MPX™ (“E43”), which is available for sale with twelve themes, giving casinos the variety they need to entice their patrons to come back wanting more. A highlight from the game mix is Lightning Zap™, an innovative game with no reels and fast game play that has shown outstanding performance in initial field placements.

Everi will also debut the much anticipated Buffy the Vampire Slayer™, based on the wildly popular 90s TV show that has since led to successful movies and books thanks to a strong cult following. The company will also display the classic musical Singin’ in the Rain™ starring Hollywood icon Gene Kelly. Both of these titles will reside on the E43 cabinet for the participation segment of tribal casino slot floors.

The all-new Empire 5527™ (“E5527”) launched in March 2018 and will feature three exciting licensed themes, The Brady Bunch™, based on the popular 70s TV show, Fruit Ninja™, one of the most downloaded casual social games of all time, and Felix the Cat™, the black-and-white cartoon born in 1919 during the silent film era. Everi’s E5527 provides an inviting experience for players, featuring a 27” main display and an edge-lit 55” portrait top display with game-controlled lighting. The E5527 leverages the Empire MPX™ base to allow operators to configure the cabinet in ways that save valuable floor space while giving casino patrons plenty of room to play comfortably. These premium cabinets also include game theme specific merchandising packages featuring toppers and side LED panels, making games stand out on the casino floor.

The legendary country music of Willie Nelson, one of the most iconic American singer-songwriters of all time, will debut on slot floors with two new games for Everi’s Player Classic® mechanical reel cabinet: Willie Nelson’s Shotgun Willie™ and Willie Nelson’s Whiskey River™. These classic Everi mechanical reel games feature eye-catching merchandising such as a 55" sign display surrounded by backlit plexiglass, as well as pod fillers that showcase the game themes. With Everi’s proven mechanical reel game track record, don't miss out on these brand new games which combine the song stylings of Willie Nelson with classic Everi game mechanics.

Everi will also showcase Everi Bet™ 2.0, which was recently unveiled on the list of Casino Journal's Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Awards 2017. Everi Bet™ 2.0 increases the configurable options for casino operators to assign individual payback, or Return to Player (RTP), to each bet increment. This feature incentivizes players to bet up from minimum wagers and receive better rewards through a more favorable paytable and RTP based on the higher wager.

Leading Provider of Payments Solutions
Everi Payments products on display at NIGA 2018 will focus on bringing innovation to floor-wide cash access, improving cash handling on the casino floor, and providing data driven solutions:

CashClub Wallet™ is a sophisticated, interactive, electronic wallet that consolidates payment options for players when integrated with Everi’s CashClub® software and full-service Xchange kiosks. CashClub Wallet allows players to store multiple payment methods, easily move funds in and out of the casino, and manage their spending limits, thus supporting responsible gaming initiatives. CashClub Wallet also creates consistency across payment types through a convenient and efficient patron interface.

Everi’s newest full service kiosks, the CXC 5.0 and CXC 5.0L, offer enhanced security features including self-frosting glass and a real-time rear view camera to give casino patrons a more private and secure cash access experience. Built with the operator in mind, the CXC 5.0 kiosk provides ample branding and marketing space on the second screen as well as on custom fit LCD panels between each kiosk in wall or pod configurations. These newest kiosks also offer the Company’s same great functionality such as ATM, bill break, ticket redemption, QuikTicket™, and Giving Module with a more sophisticated, secure and appealing look. Operators selecting the CXC 5.0L benefit from similar properties, security features and marketing opportunities, all on a smaller footprint device.

Everi Cares™ Giving Module, Everi’s revolutionary new socially conscious ticket redemption product, provides players with the opportunity to donate the change (or more) from their gaming ticket to select charities. Everi Cares Giving Module is a recipient of Casino Journal's Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Awards 2017 and is now available on more than 173 kiosks at properties across the United States. In the first three months of 2018, Everi Cares Giving Module facilitated donations of almost $50,000 to thirteen national and regional charities. For one charity in Oklahoma, the amount of donations received in January and February 2018 is equivalent to providing roughly 16,000 free meals to the community.

AML Intelligence for Everi Compliance® combines the Company’s deep experience in gaming AML with VizExplorer’s industry-proven analytics platform to help operators quickly identify potentially suspicious activity. As casino systems create an ever-increasing amount of data, proper tools are necessary to sift through this data to extract meaningful intelligence and insight. AML Intelligence provides operators with easy-to-use tools for searching, case management, subject management and monitoring that are needed for federally mandated compliance.

NIGA Charity Slot Tournament Returns for 2018
For the second year running, Everi is bringing its Charity Slot Tournament to the NIGA show floor. Leveraging the Company’s industry-leading TournEvent slot tournament solution and hosted in partnership with NIGA Chairman Ernest Stevens, Jr., the Charity Slot Tournament benefiting Spirit of Sovereignty will be held at Everi’s booth (#1146) at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, April 20 at 10:30 am PT.

Spirit of Sovereignty was established in 2002 as the charitable arm of NIGA and is a NIGA-advised donor fund at the Indian Land Tenure Foundation. It directly supports the efforts of Native Americans and Native American tribes to achieve self-determination through educational opportunities and positive children’s programming.

The first-place winner of the Charity Slot Tournament will direct up to $10,000 of the charitable proceeds to the program of their choice within the Spirit of Sovereignty, supporting scholarships at tribal colleges or programs serving Native youth on the reservation of their choice while the second and third place finishers will direct up to $5,000 and up to $3,000, respectively, based on number of participants. Visitors to NIGA 2018 are invited to attend and cheer on the participants as they compete to benefit this worthy cause.

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NEW YORK, April 15, 2018 -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (NASDAQ: INSE) today celebrates the success of its Virtual Grand National 2018, which saw the predicted winner, Tiger Roll, finish in first place in the live event at Aintree.

Following an exclusive long term partnership with Carm Productions and The Jockey Club, Inspired’s Virtual Grand National 2018 was broadcast for the first time on national television in the UK on Friday evening ahead of the live event on Saturday afternoon.

The virtual race, which was uniquely developed to feature the 40 declared runners and riders from the 2018 Grand National field, used complex data algorithms to eventually predict Tiger Roll as the winner of the 2018 Grand National.

‘Predicting the result of one of the most unpredictable races in the sporting calendar was a challenging proposition, however I’m delighted to say that the strength of the algorithms which we used to create the Virtual Grand National have done exactly that,’ said Steve Rogers, Chief Commercial Officer Digital Games, Inspired, ‘Last year the winner of the Virtual race, Cause of Causes, came second in the live event and this year we have gone one better,’ he added. ‘We have had an incredible response to this project from our customers and the racing community; such is the quality of the animation and graphics which we’re now able to produce, the line between the virtual and reality is ever tightening.   It’s an extremely exciting arena to be working in right now.’

‘The Virtual Grand National 2018’ is now available on the ITVHub.

MEXICO CITY (April 13, 2018) -- Continuing the success of Lightning Link™ in Mexico, the company Aristocrat in conjunction with PlayCity announce the opening of the first Lightning Link™ Lounge™ in Latin America, located at PlayCity Casino Andares in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco.

To accommodate this concept of entertainment, an exclusive area has been dedicated in the casino where 32 gaming machines will be connected under the Lightning Link Lounge concept. Players in Mexico will participate and be at the forefront of this innovative market experience

The accumulated progressive system of Lightning Link is unique in the market and combines denominations selectable by the players, games of 25 or 50 lines, in addition to a progressive accumulated by the group of machines and by each game terminal, as well as fixed prizes. All this under an exclusive and patented game mechanics for obtaining prizes and bonuses offering an unsurpassed entertainment experience.

“Lightning Link has proven to be the best product on the market during the last year, consolidating with all types of players and in different regions of the country, so we want to offer the concept of Lightning Link Lounge to our players to be at the forefront of the gaming industry,” said Kevin Rosenberg, Director of Business Development at PlayCity.

“We appreciate the confidence and support to PlayCity in the launch of the first Lightning Link Lounge in Mexico, we believe it will be the first of many in the entire region,” commented Alvaro Nores, Vice President for Latin America at Aristocrat.

PlayCity, in addition to the launch of Lightning Link Lounge, has committed to install 250 Lightning Link game machines in its 17 rooms around the country.

“Our commitment to the Mexican market is to offer the best gaming experience and for that we are convinced that this concept will be well received by the players and will make Lightning Link Lounge the favorite and most visited place in the casino,” said Carlos Carrion, Director of Sales and Operations in Mexico.

LAS VEGAS, April 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") is set to bring a stellar line-up of industry- leading innovation, ground-breaking technology and a significant new digital offering to the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention, hosted by the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) in Las Vegas April 17 – 20.

Scientific Games will have two product verticals represented in its impressive display at stand 934, showcasing revolutionary gaming and systems products of SG Gaming, as well as the cutting-edge digital and sportsbook products of newly formed SG Digital.

"We are at a watershed moment in our company's history," said Scientific Games Chief Executive Officer and President Kevin Sheehan.

"Over the last year, our teams across the globe have been working continuously to ensure that we maintain our position as industry leaders, and by combining Scientific Games' portfolio of technology platforms, systems, content and services with NYX's strengths as one of the fastest growing B2B real-money digital gaming and sports betting platforms in the world, we're creating a pioneering proposition across all sectors.

"We're excited to present our innovations and the opportunities that they offer to both our customers and the wider industry at NIGA."

Scientific Games' SG Gaming offers customers and players across-the-floor innovations in games, systems and table products, and is dedicated to being the industry's only COMPLETE global solutions provider with products that will enhance your entire gaming operation, both on the casino floor and behind the scenes.

With products that stem from proven, successful Bally®, Barcrest®, Shuffle Master® and WMS® brands, SG Gaming continues to set new standards in the gaming industry, leading the way in the design, manufacturing and distribution of premium gaming content and products. SG Gaming offers compelling content and proprietary solutions that engage players and empower customers through their use of cutting-edge technology, decades of extensive industry knowledge and market research insights that provide a deep understanding of player and casino demand and preference.

"Scientific Games has long enjoyed a strong relationship with NIGA and our tribal casino customers," added Derik Mooberry, Group Chief Executive, Gaming. "We are thrilled to be hosting the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention this year in the home town of our global headquarters, Las Vegas, Nevada, and to showcase our newest innovations in slots, tables and systems products - all designed to promote player engagement and enhance operational efficiencies."

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

SG Digital will also leverage the combined Company's product offerings, including SG Universe®, an online solution for land-based casinos, and OpenBet, a leading sports betting solution. The division will showcase a comprehensive portfolio that offers some of the most exciting and engaging products available on the market.

"Indian Gaming has always been a crucial element of the casino industry," said Matt Davey, Group Chief Executive, Digital. "At SG Digital, we find enormous value in our tribal casino partners. Having a yearly show dedicated to the market presents a unique opportunity to showcase products that can bring tribal casinos to new heights."

World Leader in Sports Betting

Sports betting will be top-of-mind for anyone attending the show this year. With the potential of a successful challenge to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act pending before the United States Supreme Court on the near horizon, the possibilities for sports betting in the U.S. markets could be massive.

OpenBet , the leading omni-channel software in the sports betting industry, will showcase its proven technology at the event. The sportsbook platform delivers a scalable and reliable end-to-end solution to leading corporate and government customers in regulated gaming markets across the globe.

OpenBet is an established brand in the industry and their commitment to continuously develop innovative products creates an unrivalled sportsbook proposition. At the heart of its product offering is a fully managed sportsbook, combining the trusted performance of OpenBet with Managed Trading Services for a convenient, turnkey solution. Sportsbook operators benefit from the widest range of events and markets in the industry coupled with full risk management capabilities and a fast time to market.

Revolutionary Games and Cutting-Edge Cabinets Enhance Player Experience

MONOPOLY Millionaire is a 5-reel, 40-line game showcased on the dramatic ALPHA Pro Wave 360® cabinet and stars a Big Wheel Bonus where every spin is a winner! The wheel spins around the circumference of the cabinet bank's striking topper and awards credit prizes, the Railroad Bonus, Electric Company Bonus or Free Parking Bonus where a single-level wide-area Progressive Jackpot can be won!

Ride the rails with MR. MONOPOLY in the Railroad Bonus where during free games, a multiplier is awarded for every spin! In the Electric Company Bonus, turn on the power during free games to electrify light bulbs for credit prizes! Go to Jail and roll dice for doubles to win jackpots. Or pick parking spaces for jackpots in the Free Parking Bonus.  There is also a Community Chest feature in the base game where players pick for a credit prize and Mystery symbols on every spin increases the heart-pounding excitement of this thrilling game!

The bold, new TwinStar® V75 cabinet featuring a 75-inch, curved, ultra-HD 4K-resolution display offers players the ultimate, large-format gaming experience while addressing many issues operators have had with large-display cabinets. The sleek, patent-pending design of the TwinStar V75 cabinet allows for easy installation and servicing, and takes up a lot less floor and visual space than competitors. The TwinStar V75 will showcase a selection of games at the show, including Cash Spin Deluxe™, with its thrilling U-Spin® Wheel Bonus that can award free games, huge credit prizes, or one of four amazing jackpots!

The new Jackpot Party Superlink™ slot series offers two funky flavors of games - Far Out Orange™ and Groovy Grape. The games are showcased on the dramatic, new TwinStar V24/24/55 cabinet that when banked creates a thrilling Community Gaming® experience and stars the Ultimate Party Spin® game! A psychedelic disco wheel fills this giant screen and is featured in the games' bonuses. This wheel can award additional spins, pumped up credit prizes and rockin' progressive jackpots! These games are designed to get the casino party started!

Proprietary Table Games Revolutionize Play

Revolution Reels ™, the latest title to debut on the PRIZM GameTable®, puts an electrifying spin on traditional wild stud poker and brings the game to an entirely new level. Up to four players immerse themselves in a social, interactive gaming experience, allowing them to wager upon 24 hands of wild stud poker on a 65" 4k touchscreen display. Hands are created from five spinning wheels, each made of a full deck of cards with wilds added. Additional side bets are also available to supercharge the game experience, including the Deck Collector Re-Spin Bonus™, which allows players to make a side bet that all 52 cards of a standard deck will appear somewhere scattered across the five wheels and trigger a respin; and the Suit-To-Win side bet, which allows players to wager upon the suit or suits that they feel will appear most frequently across all 120 dealt cards.

What the Flush!™ Poker is a new poker variation where players have to get a flush with more cards than the dealer to win. In this exciting game, deuces are fully wild and can be used as any card needed to complete the player's hand. What The Flush! Poker also offers the optional Flush Rush® and Super Flush Rush bonus wagers.

Zombie Blackjac k gives players a terrifyingly exciting twist on regular blackjack. In this game, standard house rules for blackjack are followed. However, depending on the dealer's up-card, players may have the chance to bring a busted hand BACK TO LIFE!

Innovative New Systems Solutions Improve Operating Performance

Servizio Mobile Service Solutions is a suite of intelligent, rule-driven applications that message your employees with key information. Servizio looks at what's happening on your floor and tells your personnel what they should do about it — sending critical messages to your team members on their iPhone, iPod and iPad hand-held devices. It completely automates and eliminates the traditional casino dispatch system and other outdated forms of communication, increasing efficiency and elevating customer service to unprecedented new levels. 

The Servizio suite of mobile apps covers any need that may arise: jackpot processing, player registration, host functions, proactive slot maintenance, and more. It's a versatile, mobile, smart-system service product, integrated to your floor specifications, customized to your needs, and managed by the parameters you set. Through superior automation and communication, the Servizio Mobile Service Solutions suite is a proactive system that will take your floor to the next level of efficiency and customer service.

iVIEW ® 4, the Company's next generation of on-device messaging technology, features a cutting-edge web content management solution and supports HTML5 content for more effective marketing at the point of play, while empowering a new level of player engagement with analytics, rules and scheduling features.

Elite Bonusing Suite ® System (EBS) is a group of marketing applications that enables casinos to automate promotions and player loyalty programs, launch new floor-level interactive promotions, and reward players at the point of play via the iVIEW and iVIEW DM

World Leading Digital Content Aggregation and Player Account Management

Open Gaming System (OGS) is a leading digital content aggregation platform, offering over 2000 best-in-class multi-vendor iGaming titles to real-money online customers. The OGS platform is easily accessible through a single, seamless integration, is licensed in all major global jurisdictions, and services the broadest distribution network worldwide.

Open Platform System (OPS) delivers a premium, player-driven experience through elevated marketing and loyalty tools, single wallet access to fully integrated SG Digital product verticals, real-time BI data, and more than 30 fully-integrated approved payment providers.

Also on display will be the SG Universe product suite, which brings casinos to the forefront of the technology landscape with intuitive online solutions and an award-winning social casino.

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LONDON, U.K. – April 11, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) Wheel of Fortune® Slots and Megabucks® Slots awarded two giant jackpots in March 2018 that totaled more than $4.5 million in payouts. 

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LAS VEGAS, NV (April 11, 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) will share nearly three decades of tribal gaming experience during the 2018 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 17 – 20.

“We are delighted to welcome our valued tribal partners to GLI’s booth #827 at this year’s exciting NIGA tradeshow in Las Vegas,” said GLI’s Director of Client Services, Michael Capen. “This is a unique opportunity for tribal regulators, tribal governments, tribal operators, and gaming suppliers to meet with our knowledgeable team of tribal gaming experts on a variety of important topics impacting the future of tribal gaming throughout the country. We look forward to sharing thought-provoking insights, building and strengthening relationships, exploring innovative solutions, and learning from one another in a spirit of cooperation and dialogue.”

“I cordially invite attendees to join me and fellow panelists in Room N261 on Wednesday, April 18 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for an informative discussion on the topic ‘Class II: The New 547.5 Standards. Are You Compliant?’,” added Capen.

 

Tribal Experts Provide Strategic Insights & Product Information

GLI’s team of tribal experts will be on hand to discuss how GLI’s proven world-class tools and resources can help pave the way toward success. A NIGA Associate Member since 1999, GLI has a long and successful history of providing valuable, high-quality training and assessment services to more than 225 tribes across North America.

Offering tribes the industry’s leading standards of quality and customer service, GLI’s knowledgeable tribal team will speak to tribal representatives and gaming suppliers about a wide assortment of world-class products and services at this year’s NIGA show. These include, but are not limited to:

•Accounting System Audits and Inspections
•Gaming Floor Audits and Inspections
•Bingo Systems Audits and Inspections
•Communication Testing, Including Advance Funds Transfer (AFT) Testing
•Kiosk Testing and Inspections
•Verification of Bonusing Features
•Software QA & Testing
•Governance, Risk & Compliance

 

Cybersecurity, Casino Management & Educational Services on Display

Attendees visiting GLI’s booth #827 will also learn about the class-leading cybersecurity services offered by Bulletproof, a GLI company, including:

  • PCI, DR, Incident Response and Consulting
  • IT Infrastructure Consulting
  • IT Project Management, Software QA & Testing
  • Microsoft & SharePoint Consulting
  • Security Aware Employee Training

Additionally, experts from Kobetron™ will be available to demonstrate the globally recognized capabilities of such well-known and respected products and services as IRIS Enterprise® casino process management, IRIS Online® real-time status alerts, Verify+ by Kobetron™,and the latest Kobetron hand-held verification tools.

Tribal regulators, gaming suppliers, and tribal operators of all experience and knowledge levels can also learn how they can benefit from the extensive educational and training opportunities provided by GLI University®, the company’s world-renowned resource for constant learning and constant change.

LAS VEGAS, April 10, 2018 – PlayAGS, Inc. (“AGS” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AGS), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines (“EGMs”) and other products and services for the gaming industry, today announced it has appointed well-known industry talent Mike McKiski as its Vice President of Sales for Western U.S. and Corporate Accounts. In his new position, McKiski will lead AGS’ continued market expansion by partnering with customers to identify incremental revenue opportunities throughout the western half of the United States.

“As demand for our consistently high-performing slot products continues to grow, we’ve strategically developed a best-in-breed sales management team to capitalize on our opportunities,” said Robert Perry, Senior Vice President of Sales for AGS. “Recruiting Mike to lead our current team of account executives in the West will help elevate our revenue potential and heighten our strong customer-centric culture as we continue to expand. Between his proven track record as a sales leader and his natural ability to develop new market opportunities, we’re confident Mike will add tremendous value to AGS.”

“Joining AGS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said McKiski. “I’ve watched the Company’s impressive growth over the past 18 months – including successfully going public earlier this year – and I have been eager to join Team AGS. I’m excited to work for a company that has been named one of 2017’s ‘Best and Brightest’ places to work, earning this honor through a deliberate focus on customer service, employees, and culture. I’m confident that our current product momentum in the marketplace, along with the upcoming library of additional game themes, progressive solutions, and cabinets, will help continue the AGS growth story within both the Corporate and Tribal Gaming markets.”

In his new role, McKiski will focus on bolstering the Company’s slot sales strategy to increase revenue growth throughout the Western states including California, Nevada, Arizona, and Washington, to name a few, as well as key corporate accounts within those states. Prior to joining AGS, McKiski was the Vice President of Sales for Western U.S. at Interblock. Before joining Interblock, he served as Director of Sales and Commercial Operations at Scientific Games Interactive. McKiski holds a B.A. from UNLV, where he was a four-year letter winner as an offensive lineman for the Rebels, and he will complete his MBA from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of business this Fall.

New York, April 10, 2018 - Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) today announces that its Virtual Grand National 2018 and Virtual Grand National Race of Champions products, launched to coincide with the 2018 Grand National race, are now available with BoyleSports and LadbrokesCoral.

BoyleSports and LadbrokesCoral are the first operators to stream Inspired’s Virtual Grand National 2018 race to their customers in advance of the live event at Aintree on Saturday April 14th.  The Virtual Grand National is presented as a dedicated channel of content allowing for a unique virtual racing experience as 40 runners go head to head with all the action of the Grand National. Complex data algorithms allow for unique betting opportunities, larger prizes, and all the thrills and spills of the live race, while HD graphics deliver Inspired’s most realistic and sophisticated Virtual Sports race to date.

In addition, both operators are also streaming Inspired’s Grand National Race of Champions, which features a field of some of the most successful horses to have raced at Aintree over the past century.  Using cutting edge technology and HD graphics, The Grand National Race of Champions brings famous names from the likes of Red Rum, to Many Clouds, to Amberleigh House, together to virtually compete against each other over Aintree’s famous fences.

One in four Britons bet on the Grand National which attracts over 600 million viewers across the world, making it one of the most watched televised sporting events in the calendar.   

A number of complementary Grand National products from Inspired are also available to customers including a Grand National Slot and ‘Scratch ‘n’ Go Grand’ National instant win game.

‘I’m delighted to announce the commercial launch of Inspired’s Virtual Grand National 2018, as the nation begins to anticipate the greatest horse race of the year,’ said Steve Rogers, CCO, Inspired.  ‘This is truly a unique product and it promises to add a compelling experience to our customers’ retail and digital channels in advance of the highest profile horse race in the calendar,’ he added.

‘BoyleSports is delighted to be bringing the Virtual Grand National products to its customers in anticipation of the live event this weekend,’ said Eddie Bennett, MD – Gibraltar, BoyleSports. ‘The realism and quality of graphics in the Virtual races delivers a premium experience, and I have no doubt that customers will be thrilled by the opportunity to watch Red Rum race again,’ he added.

‘The build-up to the Grand National at Aintree this week is well underway and we're delighted to launch this virtual offering which is as close to the fun and action of the real thing as you can get,’ said Craig Perry, Head of Gaming, LadbrokesCoral.  ‘With races every five minutes and the hourly 'Race of Champions', which pits heroes of yesteryear against each other, we're confident this great product will really capture the imagination of racing fans,’ he added. 

Inspired’s Virtual Grand National and Grand National Race of Champions will be broadcast at 8pm BST on Friday 13th April 2018 on ITV4. Highlights will also appear in ITV1’s Grand National coverage on 14th April. View the trailer here

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 9, 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), the world leader in independent testing and certification for the global gaming industry, is pleased to announce that Johan Jonsson-Granberg has joined its European client services team as Client Services Manager. In his new capacity, Jonsson-Granberg will be responsible for delivering world-class customer service for GLI’s expanding portfolio of valued clients throughout Europe and around the world. He will be based out of GLI’s London office. 

“We are delighted to welcome Johan to GLI,” said James Illingworth, Director of European Client Services. “Johan joins us during an exciting time of opportunity for GLI in Europe. With Sweden gearing up for new gaming legislation, Johan’s Swedish heritage and his understanding of the unique aspects of the Scandinavian market will help position GLI for continued growth. Johan’s excellent credentials in online gaming, as well as other fields, will assist us in expanding our client base and market share throughout the region.” 

Immediately prior to joining GLI, Jonsson-Granberg was the content sales manager for Playtech, a leading supplier of innovative online gaming software, technology, and content solutions. With more than seven years of online gaming experience, Jonsson-Granberg previously served as an account manager for iSoftBet, a major provider of online and mobile casino games and e-gaming products. 

(FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE) Players love VGT’s original Wide Area Progressive games, and now the company is raising the stakes and teaming up with Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) to bring edge-of-your-seat action to casino floors. 

As the first major licensed brand offered in the VGT portfolio, the PBR family of games premiere with the titles with Blazing Bulls™, VS™, Fearless™, and Ryan Dirteater™. Each of the 3-reel mechanical wide area progressive games has a starting jackpot of $20,000 and gives players the chance to ride the excitement towards 8 Red Spins designed to mimic the thrill of an 8-second bull ride. 

The new PBR Wide Area Progressive games and more than 25 other games will be on display in VGT’s booth #635 at this year’s National Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention. 

“We work hard every day to keep the trust we have earned from our Tribal gaming partners. We have the industry’s leading Class II games, and we are excited for NIGA 2018, where we will exhibit our first licensed product, as well as new innovations in our OVATION™ line that showcases the combined strengths of the VGT and Aristocrat development teams,” said VGT President Jay Sevigny. 

VGT continues to expand its new exciting video platform – OVATION, which excites operators and players with Aristocrat’s game library by converting popular, proven titles onto a Class II platform. The dynamic opportunity allows VGT to continue to provide new and exciting products to current customers while at the same time position themselves in new markets. At NIGA, VGT will show Aristocrat player-favorite games Wild Panda Gold™, 5 Dragons Gold™, Buffalo 

Gold™, and Miss Kitty Gold™, formatted for Class II games and appearing on the Arc™ Single Cabinet. 

Casino Vivant! in Paraguay selected NOVOMATIC to provide a range of systems solutions including the myACP casino and slots management system as well as jackpots and a multitude of slots and video bingo content. The Octavian myACP system connects the entire gaming floor at the brand new venue and players can select from a variety of NOVOMATIC slots and Otium bingo titles.

For the opening of Casino Vivant!, NOVOMATIC subsidiary Octavian installed its myACP solution with a comprehensive suite of modules including TITO, Cashless and Player Tracking, as well as Jackpots, connecting all 161 slots and 12 electronic table games at the venue. The system provides Casino Vivant! with detailed accounting and technical analysis as well as real-time floor management. The modules ACP TITO and ACP Cashless allow for automatic payment using tickets and personalised magnetic cards, ACP Player Tracking provides extensive player diagnostics, and ACP Jackpots enables the casino to create and manage a series of jackpots.

The NOVOMATIC slots offering includes NOVOSTAR® 2.24 and IMPERATOR 3.24 cabinets with a mix of games including classics Book of Ra™ and Lord of the Ocean™ as well as new titles Blazing Fruits™, Lilly’s World™ and Hold your Horses™, and Reel Tournament™ connects the slots for live tournaments. In addition are several Pinball Roulette™ machines as well as Otium OT100 video bingo machines with leading titles such as Bingo del los Cielos and Bingo Copacabana.

Located near Asunción on the banks of the Paraguay River and 17km from Silvio Pettirossi airport, Casino Vivant! is part of the five-star Resort Yacht and Golf Club. The casino opened March 2 with a selection of slot machines and jackpots, as well as Electronic Table Games and Live Roulette, Black Jack and Poker.

Raymundo Aquino, Project Manager and Senior Adviser for Casino Vivant!, said: “The purpose of Vivant! is to establish the best place in South America for entertainment and gaming, with excellence in everything tangible and intangible, located in one of the best places in Paraguay. The alliance between Vivant! and Resort Yacht and Golf Club of Paraguay consolidates a national and international place of attraction for consumers of premium leisure experiences.”

Lawrence Levy, VP Global Sales NOVOMATIC, said: “The casino market in Paraguay has long been associated with NOVOMATIC and it is exciting for us to see the opening of this new facility inside the stunning Resort Yacht and Golf Club. We are very pleased to play a leading role in the development of this casino and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Casino Vivant.”

NEW YORK, April 5, 2018 -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (NASDAQ: INSE) today announced that its Grand National Race of Champions and Virtual Grand National 2018 predictor race will be broadcast on national UK television ahead of the live event at Aintree.

Red Rum, the celebrated three times winner of the Grand National, will once again jump Becher’s Brook, The Canal Turn and the other famous Aintree fences in The Grand National Race of Champions, which will see 40 runners and riders from the past compete with their modern-day contemporaries using the latest CGI 3D technology and software.  ‘Rummie’ will take on last year’s winner, One for Arthur, and compete with Richard Pitman’s Crisp in a TV first which will be screened by ITV4 on the eve of the 2018 race. 

In addition, presenter and Racing expert Nick Luck will bring viewers the Virtual Grand National 2018, which, using the same technology, will see the full field of runners and riders for this year’s race compete hours ahead of the ‘off’.  Both the Virtual Grand National and Grand National Race of Champions will form part of an hour long special previewing the 171st running of the Randox Grand National run over the actual Aintree course. 

‘We used the latest technology and filming techniques to capture the iconic Aintree course in order to deliver the most authentic looking race possible’ said Steve Rogers, Chief Commercial Officer, Digital Games, Inspired Entertainment. ‘The reaction to the 2017 Virtual Grand National was fantastic and we’re delighted to be bringing the Race of Champions, in addition to the 2018 Virtual Grand National predictor race, to screens this year,’ he added.

In 2017 Cause of Causes won the first Virtual Grand National on ITV and performed exactly how the computer predicted, coming from mid-pack towards the end of the race to challenge for victory.

‘The virtual predictor race was incredibly close in 2017’ said Richard Pitman, ‘the technology picked out three of the top six finishers, was accurate about how Cause of Causes would handle the race, and incredibly close on where many others would finish or fall’.  

The programme has been developed by Inspired Entertainment; the world leader in Virtual Sports products, in association with Carm Productions.

The Virtual Grand National and Grand National Race of Champions will be broadcast at 8pm BST on Friday 13th April 2018 on ITV4. Highlights will also appear in ITV1’s Grand National coverage on 14th April. View the trailer here

LONDON, April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that the Company will present a diverse set of market-ready gaming solutions, including the new CrystalDual® 27 cabinet, at the 2018 Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention ("NIGA") April 19-20 in Las Vegas, Nev. The two-day event will serve as the North America debut for the CrystalDual 27 cabinet, and an important platform for IGT to demonstrate its commitment to tribal gaming.

IGT Introduces CrystalDual 27 Cabinet to North America at 2018 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention

"NIGA presents a valuable opportunity for IGT to connect with tribal gaming customers, express our deep gratitude for their continued partnerships, and showcase our most recent innovations for tribal casinos," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America Gaming & Interactive. "NIGA will serve as the North America debut of IGT's CrystalDual 27 cabinet, a hardware solution with a stunning presentation and a strong content roadmap. We will also highlight the depth and breadth of our player-tested content portfolio and demonstrate how mobile solutions such as Cardless Connect and PlaySpot can be leveraged in land-based casinos."

Product highlights within IGT's NIGA booth 647 will include:

  • CrystalDual 27 Cabinet and Content: IGT's CrystalDual 27 cabinet will make its North Americadebut at NIGA 2018. The sleek cabinet represents the evolution of the Crystal hardware series and is compatible with IGT's Spin-Splosion!™ tournament solution. The cabinet features dual, high-definition, 27-inch displays, the option for bank-wide synchronized lighting, a mobile device charging port, and more. IGT will showcase this new hardware with marquee core titles such as the Mistress of Egypt™, It's Magic™ Lilly, and Scarab™ games.
  • CrystalCurve™ Cabinet and Content: IGT will highlight the deep content roadmaps for the CrystalCurve cabinet by demonstrating standout core and premium titles on the cabinet's 43-inch, curved, ultra-HD, 4K display. The Company will showcase player-tested, CrystalCurve game titles such as the Cleopatra® Gold, Wild Fury Jackpots™, Golden Gecko™, and All In games, along with premium titles such as Fort Knox® Video Slots and the much-anticipated Fortune Gong™ game.
  • TRUE 4D™ Content: Building on the recent market arrival of the SPHINX 4D™ game, IGT will spotlight the next game in its TRUE 4D™ roadmap, Ghostbusters 4D. The game is housed on the CrystalCurve™ TRUE 4D cabinet and delivers a multi-sensory player experience by combining a glasses-free TRUE 3D™ game experience, gesture recognition and mid-air haptic technologies. IGT will also display the award-winning SPHINX 4D game at NIGA.
  • Expanded Class II Portfolio: NIGA will serve as the trade show debut for many IGT Class II titles, including new video bingo games developed on the Ascent® platform. IGT will showcase Class II versions of the Elephant King®, King of Macedonia™, and Dancing Reels Salsa® games -- all "Proven Performer" Class III titles that have been adapted to a Class II format. Additionally, NIGA attendees can experience IGT's Class III Proven Performer mechanical reel titles such as Double Diamond® Free Games and Double Gold™ Slots in a Class II format, along with exclusive Class II content for the mechanical reel S3000® cabinet with titles such as Jackpot Polly™ and Triple Double Hearts™.
  • The CrystalCurve ULTRA Cabinet and Content: The Company will display exciting games for the CrystalCurve ULTRA cabinet. Alfred Hitchcock Presents™ Video Slots, the next title in the Cabinet's content roadmap, will be joined by The GOONIES Video Slots and The Voice Video Slots -- both premium titles that are currently on casino floors.
  • Sports Betting: For the first time at a US-based trade show, IGT will showcase its expanded sports betting offering which now includes self-service, walk-up betting terminals, and will highlight the Company's decades of experience as an international sports betting operator. Anchored in the award-winning PlaySpot™ mobile betting technology, IGT's expanded sports betting portfolio features a suite of turnkey sports betting solutions that can serve any venue type or size, ranging from a full-scale Vegas-style sports book, to smaller-format retail kiosk environment. Already deployed in Nevada as a turnkey mobile sports wagering app, PlaySpot offers a modular design that allows for customization, and can be embedded into an existing casino app, or serve as standalone app.
  • Cardless Connect™ Mobile Systems Technology: IGT will showcase award-winning mobile solutions Cardless Connect and PlaySpot within its NIGA booth. Cardless Connect can enhance tribal casinos by giving players a mobile option for logging in and out of patron loyalty sessions and initiating funds transfers to slot machines.

NIGA attendees can also look forward to the following solutions within IGT's booth:

  • Exciting new Wheel of Fortune® titles such as Wheel of Fortune Triple Red Hot 7s on the MEGATOWER cabinet.
  • An end-to-end digital, iGaming solution that is anchored in proven casino, poker, and bingo content and is bolstered by the IGT Command platform and backend support. IGT's iGaming products are designed to position operators to scale their digital offering as new market opportunities arise.
  • Skill-based games such as Fuzzy's Fortune and Texas Tea® Pinball®.
  • IGT Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) featuring an ultra-HD, landscape display.
  • New content for the S3000® gaming machine, including the Money Storm® linked-progressive.
  • The Spin-Splosion!™ video tournament solution on the CrystalSlant cabinet.
  • New poker offerings such as Ultimate X Wheel Poker®, the introduction of Game King® 8.3Rwith a new Roulette feature and IGT's first large format poker offering, Poker XL.
LAS VEGAS – April 3, 2018 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) announced today that SG Digital will partner with Svenska Spel to provide content through the division’s Open Gaming System (OGS) and a Player Account Management solution via the Open Platform System (OPS).

SG Digital will provide platform technology and a library of more than 2000 game titles from the company’s nine game studios and third-party providers, pending approval from the Swedish Gambling Authority. OGS provides customers access to an enormous library of gaming content, while OPS enables one-wallet access and top-tier loyalty programs. SG Digital will also provide hosting and integration services to support Svenska Spel.

In addition to technology support and casino content, SG Digital will integrate into the OPS some of Svenska Spel´s existing game verticals, including sports betting, bingo and poker.

“The Swedish market is a key region for SG Digital, and we’re honored to continue our longstanding relationship with Svenska Spel that originally started back in 2007,” said Matt Davey, Group Chief Executive, SG Digital. “As we look to 2019, we are proud of our portfolio of market leading content, and we’re excited to continue to offer our high-performing technology and systems to Sweden.”

“A thorough search was undertaken in the choice of supplier and we are confident that SG Digital will deliver a good solution,” said Fredrik Wastenson, Vice President Products, Svenska Spel. “We are preparing Svenska Spel for the new gambling market, which is expected to come into force on January 1, 2019. This procurement is part of the preparations for the non-captive market.”

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

LAS VEGAS (April 2, 2018) – Ainsworth Game Technology (“Ainsworth”) announced today that John Archuleta has been appointed Regional Director of Sales.

Archuleta has spent more than 20-years in leadership roles at successful gaming manufacturers, including Scientific Games, Bally Technologies and Konami. Most recently, he served as Director of Sales at SuzoHapp.

“We are excited to add John to our team of experienced sales professionals,” said Ainsworth Vice President of Sales and Marketing – North America Deron Hunsberger. “John brings a wealth of sales and leadership experience that I believe will enable Ainsworth to better serve our valuable customer partners.”

Archuleta will be based in Ainsworth’s North American headquarters in Las Vegas. He will be responsible for strategic sales plans, cultivating customer relationships, identifying new opportunities and managing the existing Ainsworth sales team.

“It’s an exciting time to join Ainsworth,” said Archuleta. “The Company has flourished in North America with some great products and talented people. I am excited to be part of the continued growth.”

Aristocrat’s™ legendary Timber Wolf™ is a favorite of slot players everywhere. Now the fun and excitement just became grander in the all-new Timber Wolf™ Grand.

Timber Wolf™ Grand is part of Aristocrat’s “Grand Series” that includes Buffalo Grand™ and 5 Dragons Grand™. Like other games in the Grand Series, the contemporary and innovative Timber Wolf Grand is housed in the eye-catching Arc Double™ cabinet, with its dual 42” curved high-definition LCD touch screens, 5.1 stereo sound, upgraded graphic capabilities, and premium ergonomic design.

Timber Wolf Grand offers players 2,000 ways to win, with Xtra Stacking symbols, progressive multipliers, and the chance to achieve a full screen of high-paying Wolf symbols.

An exciting Wheel Feature retains the popular Grand Series dual wheel bonus and awards free games and progressive jackpots that can be multiplied up to 10x. Plus, the Free Games Feature awards an unlimited free games bonus, with the action of x3 and x5 wild multipliers and reel re-spins for rich rewards.

Adding to the fun, Timber Wolf Grand’s Jackpot Feature doesn’t end until players win a Free Games bonus, allowing the chance to win multiple jackpots within the same bonus event. Based on a 1¢ denomination, the Grand MSP jackpot begins at a life-changing $250,000. Other start-ups are Grand (SSP) $5,000; Super $750; Major $100; Minor $20; and Mini $10.

Timber Wolf Grand is a high volatility game with an average feature frequency. Denominations range from 1¢ to $20.

For more information on Timber Wolf Grand or any titles in the Grand Collection, contact your Aristocrat representative at (702) 270-1000.

 

LIMA, PERU -- The Casino Macao in Lima, Peru can now entertain its guests with IGT’s latest content on the stunning CrystalCurve™ cabinet. Casino Macao is the first of Masaris Group’s 33 casino properties to deploy the cutting-edge hardware.

The Casino Macao players can now enjoy the HD graphics of the Wild Fury Jackpots® and Star Rise games on the new CrystalCurve Cabinet. “We’re excited to have seven CrystalCurve cabinets on our casino floor,” said Ricardo Mustafá, Managing Director at Masaris Corporation. “The cabinets’ ultra-high definition, 4K resolution screens stand out on our casino floor, while the exciting content keeps players engaged.”

Major Retailers Test Patented Scientific Games Lottery Technology

Set to Change the Way Lottery Games Are Sold

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, March 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Major national retailers, including 7-Eleven®, the world's largest convenience retailer, have agreed to test Scientific Games Corporation's (NASDAQ: SGMS) new SCiQ™ lottery instant game retail technology. The intuitive andeasy-to-use SCiQ dispensers are available now in select 7-Eleven stores.

"Lottery instant games are an $80.7 billion consumer product and a major driver of retail store visits. Yet there has never been unit level technology that managed product security, inventory control, merchandising, speed-of-service and accounting for retailers," said Jim Kennedy, Group Chief Executive, Lottery for Scientific Games. "SCiQ is set to revolutionize the way lottery products are sold at retail."

Kennedy said SCiQ is a highly-advanced technology ecosystem developed by the company to improve financial performance of lottery products and eliminate existing challenges to selling lottery in retail stores. For consumers, SCiQ brings the ease and convenience of mobile technology to retail lottery purchases.

"Scientific Games has created a product that is attractive to customers and simple for operators," said 7-Eleven Senior Category Manager Mark Hagen. "The lottery retail environment may never be the same."

While lottery sales are a major driver of retail store visits, technology has previously not been available to manage product security, inventory control, merchandising, speed of service and accounting for retailers.

To sell lottery instant games using the SCiQ technology, the retail sales associate selects the games the customer wants to purchase through the digital ordering screen, collects payment from the customer, dispenses the games through the SCiQ system, and gives the games to the customer.  

SCiQ is now live in pilots in Arizona, Ohio, Maine, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas, and scheduled for pilots in Georgia, New York and Pennsylvania.

Scientific Games provides games, technology, and services to more than 150 lotteries globally, including nearly every North American lottery.

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation.  All Rights Reserved.

LAS VEGAS, March 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and payments solutions, reported today that the legendary country music of Willie Nelson, one of the most iconic American singer-songwriters of all time, recently debuted on casino floors with two new games featured on the Company’s Wide-Area Progressive (“WAP”) link.

The two new games for Everi’s popular Player Classic® mechanical reel cabinet which is enhanced with a 55-inch overhead display screen – Willie Nelson’s Shotgun Willie™ and Willie Nelson’s Whiskey River™ – are now live at several Class III tribal casinos in California and Louisiana and will soon launch at multiple Class II tribal casinos. The Company expects to place Willie Nelson-themed WAP games in many Class II and Class III tribal casinos over the coming months. Featuring classic Willie Nelson songs such as Whiskey River and Shotgun Willie, players will delight at the possibility of three Shotgun Willie symbols or three Whiskey River symbols awarding the WAP jackpot prize.

Everi also announced that a lucky player recently won a $115,900 jackpot, the third-ever awarded on the Company’s Class II WAP link. The lucky winner hit the jackpot at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, OK while playing Smokin' Hot Stuff™, the licensed theme based on the classic Harvey comic character, Hot Stuff the Little Devil, who debuted in 1957. This most recent jackpot celebration comes a mere 4 days after a lucky player won a nearly $1 million jackpot at the new RiverStar Casino in Terral, OK.

Jackpot Lockdown™ was one of the first WAP links developed exclusively for Class II markets, going live in March 2017 at four casinos. Now, with the launch of Willie Nelson-themed games, Everi expands its WAP offerings to also serve Class III tribal gaming operators and is currently live in 30 casinos across 10 states.

“Our wide-area progressive link continues to deliver value for our customers by bringing exciting gaming entertainment with the chance for significant jackpot awards,” said Dean Ehrlich, Executive Vice President and Games Business Leader for Everi. “With multiple jackpots already awarded, our WAP games are growing in popularity with players. With the recent debut of games based on the iconic career of Willie Nelson, we are further raising the bar on player-appealing content available for our WAP link and extending the excitement of this WAP offering to our Class III tribal customers. With these new game introductions and the expected level of WAP placements in the coming months, we are demonstrating further progress on our key strategic initiative of growing our premium games installed base.”

Willie Nelson’s Shotgun Willie and Willie Nelson’s Whiskey River TM and ©WN Family Partnership, LTD. Used under license. All rights reserved. 

Hot Stuff the Little Devil © 2018 Classic Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Aristocrat Exhibiting in Booth #50

LAS VEGAS (March 27, 2018) – Aristocrat’s products are popular with casino operators and their players in Colombia and across Latin America, and now Aristocrat is bringing player-favorite links and cabinets to FADJA 2018.

Aristocrat will be located in booth #50 at the tradeshow and will exhibit several links and games on its ArcTM Single and Helix+TM cabinets.

Leading the way is Aristocrat’s new Mighty LinkTM, a multi-licensed progressive link that combines the proven and popular Mighty CashTM feature with leading Aristocrat licensed brands: the hilarious TedTM, the dashingly daring ZorroTM, the high-flying Pan AmTM and the seductive Elvira: Mistress of the DarkTM.
Each game is on the Arc Single cabinet and contains the Mighty Cash Hold & SpinTM bonus feature, where players can win credits, jackpots, extra spins and a wheel bonus.

Mighty Cash LinkTM is on the Helix+ and features exciting proprietary themes with a distinctive Asian flair, including Dragon FliesTM, Tiger RoarsTM, Red Blade NuxiaTM, and Green Blade NuxiaTM.

Next is Aristocrat’s Gold StacksTM link on the Helix+ cabinet. Gold Stacks games feature a unique wagering configuration that offers players an innovative Gold Reel “Buy-Up” mechanic. Gold Stacks games also offer entertaining Asian themes with titles such as Golden PrincessTM, Golden ProsperityTM, Prosperity PrincessTM, and Prosperity CatsTM.

Aristocrat’s E*SeriesTM line of entertainment-style games offer thrilling game play, enchanting music, and multiple chances for big wins, and on the Helix+ cabinet at FADJA is the Xtra Xtra Bonus Wilds line, with the fun and entertaining titles Choy Coin DoaTM, 5 Dragons RapidTM, Xtra Xtra Bonus Wild Fiesta CoinsTM, and Fu Fu FuTM.

Aristocrat’s popular BuffaloTM and 5 DragonsTM games are back in all-new versions for the Arc Single cabinet. Buffalo GoldTM and 5 Dragons GoldTM, each with an exciting Gold Bonus feature.

Visit Aristocrat in booth #50 at FADJA and online at www.aristocrat-us.com, and join Aristocrat on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Curves are Cool! Supported by the NOVOMATIC Group, NOVOMATIC Americas is looking forward to highlighting its latest product innovations on Booth #546 at the National Indian Gaming Association’s upcoming trade show NIGA 2018 on April 17-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Sleek cabinets, licensed content and exhilarating progressives will be the focus of NOVOMATIC Americas stand this year at NIGA 2018. For the first time at NIGA 2018, Tribal Gaming customers will see NOVOMATIC’s three stunning new cabinets make their US debut – PANTHERATM 2.27, PANTHERATM Curve 1.43 and the V.I.P. LOUNGETM Curve 1.43. These will be presented alongside a strong variety of entertaining, licensed content, core content and exciting new linked progressive jackpot product lines.

Center stage at the NOVOMATIC Americas booth will be two strong, licensed games displayed in a PlayerPocketTM format, From Dusk Till DawnTM and the iconic TV show hit, MacGyverTM, for an impressive licensed content preview.

“NIGA is one of the most exciting yearly tradeshows we attend,” said Rick Meitzler, President and CEO of Novomatic Americas. “We’re looking forward to this year’s show because it gives our Tribal customers a chance to see what we have been working on over the last year. Showing for the first time in the US, we have the PANTHERATM and PANTHERATM Curve cabinets and the V.I.P. LOUNGETM Curve , licensed content with From Dusk Till DawnTM and MacGyverTM and our new Enchanted Fortunes Linked JackpotTM product. It definitely demonstrates our continued commitment to offering Tribal innovations that drive performance.”

For gaming in a smooth, epic style, the PANTHERATM 2.27 and PANTHERATM Curve 1.43 will be front and center. The distinctive PANTHERATM 2.27, with two 27” inch LCD screens is a straightforward design, featuring an interactive 15.6” TouchDeckTM and subtle LED effects that provide for a superior player experience and ultimate performance. The PANTHERATM Curve 1.43 will be the striking standard as power and performance will keep players engaged and on the edge of their seat with the imposing 4K-ready 43” curve screen, with a high design that visibility hits the mark for a sophisticated and fun player presentation.

The V.I.P. focus continues with the V.I.P. LOUNGETM Curve 1.43 – the compact curve is the modern gamers choice! The perfect gaming curve view and interactive LED illumination delivers an even more compelling gaming experience. The curved screen and viewing angle enhances the suite of premium game content offered on the V.I.P. LOUNGETM Curve 1.43. This breathtaking cabinet, with its space-optimized format and its vertical 4K-ready 43" curve touchscreen, will feature a host of new titles for 2018.

Going Wildly Progressive! NOVOMATIC Americas shows its WILD side with the ENCHANTED FORTUNES LINKED JACKPOTTM suite of hot new games. This linked progressive jackpot system connects two or more slots to create wildly rewarding jackpot experiences with four-win levels: Mini, Minor, Major and Grand! The latest NOVO LINETM suite of games such as Asian FortunesTM, Goddess RisingTM, Pyramid FortunesTM, Vampire FortunesTM and Voodoo FortunesTM among others, can be linked to contribute to the wild shared Enchanted Fortunes Lined JackpotTM. NOVOMATIC Americas will also feature the JACKPOT EDITIONTM deluxe progressive jackpot experience which brings a new level of progressive excitement. After a successful product launch at Foxwoods Resort Casino, an expanded electronic table games offering, with the SPREAD-BET powered by Cammegh, will also be presented and feature Black Jack, Roulette, Sic Bo and Baccarat, as well as multi-game slots. SPREAD-BET offers intriguing betting and wagering options for the player through innovative Roulette side bets. NOVO LINE Novo UnityTM II offers virtual versions of the most popular electronic table games and slots in multiple configuration options. These games enhance the most successful electronic table game titles with a remarkable visual player appeal.

With the success of the social online casino for Foxwoods Resort Casino, the recent launch of “PlayTIcasino” for Treasure Island Resort & Casino, and a major deal with Hard Rock and Seminole Gaming, the team of Greentube Pro will be in the NOVOMATIC Americas booth to discuss its social casino products. Greentube Pro offers a wealth of NOVOMATIC and other successful land-based slot titles in a play-for-fun format and will be available to discuss custom options for Tribal Gaming customers.

The OCTAVIAN myACP modular casino management system, which is highly adaptable to casino or route operations, will also be available for demonstration. It is backed by Octavian’s significant experience, comprising over 30,000 gaming machines worldwide. It provides a comprehensive floor management solution that provides real-time data, using an “add-on” as needed approach to system structure for casinos or route operations.

“This is another exciting year for NOVOMATIC Americas and our Tribal Gaming customers. Significant decision makers are on hand and we take tremendous pride in our Tribal Gaming development focus, strategic growth and product presence,” added Meitzler. “We’ve grown thoughtfully, intentionally and with a great commitment to offering the latest in cabinets, content, systems and performance for all of our customers. This year we’re launching never before seen cabinets and concepts to demonstrate that this is an important show and we are serious about driving revenue in meaningful ways for our Tribal Gaming partners.”

LONDON, U.K. – March 26, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) today announced that the Company will present a diverse portfolio of market-attuned solutions at Feria Americana de Juegos de Azar (“FADJA”) 2018, April 5-6, in Bogotà Colombia. The localized game content and cutting-edge cabinets within IGT’s FADJA stand #26 will illustrate IGT’s commitment to positioning its customers throughout Latin America for growth.

“FADJA 2018 presents an important opportunity for IGT to showcase the Company’s progress on the promises that we have made to our customers over the last year. It also marks the important Latin America market introduction of the USwitch multi-game solution,” said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. “At FADJA, IGT will emphasize products such as USwitch game bundles, the CrystalCurve cabinet and content, and exciting multi-level progressive themes that are designed to maximize our customers’ growth opportunities in the region.”

Product highlights within IGT’s FADJA stand will include:

·         New Multi-Game Suites: The Company will highlight its new USwitch™ multi-game solution on the CrystalDual® cabinet. The unique game bundles feature a user-friendly game selector that groups like games, making it easier for players to find games that suit their individual preferences. IGT will also demonstrate new diversity HD content on the AXXIS® 23/23 cabinet. IGT’s diversity HD suites include unique combinations of 12 new and heritage player-favorite IGT titles. Coupling diversity HD suites with the Money Strike bolt-on progressive gives players access to potential progressive jackpots on a vast library of games.

·         CrystalCurve™ Cabinet and Content: Featuring a 43-inch, curved, ultra-HD 4K display, the CrystalCurve cabinet is backed by diverse core and premium game content. At FADJA, IGT will demonstrate a variety of core titles designed exclusively for the CrystalCurve cabinet such as the Wild Fury Jackpots™, Dreams of Egypt™, All In™, and Ocean Magic Grand™ games. 

 

·         Internationally Relevant Multi-Level Progressives: IGT will showcase its 11-level progressive, Cash Climb™ video slots, on the CrystalSlant™ gaming machine with market-ready base games Heavenly Treasures™ and Greek Glory™. Cash Climb slot players qualify for one or more of the game’s variable progressives with any bet level; making the title appealing to a wide player base.

·         Player-Tested Core Video: The Company will showcase its commitment to core with content specifically designed for players in Latin America. IGT will feature more than 30 titles that are compatible with the CrystalDual and CrystalSlant cabinets such as the SCARAB™, Mistress of Egypt™, DRAGONSPHERE™, and the It’s Magic™ games.

 

·         Skill-Based Games: FADJA attendees can experience IGT’s Video Reel Edge™ (VRE) skill-based games Cleopatra® Pinball and Texas Tea® Pinball® games in IGT’s stand. These themes offer players the opportunity to enjoy a traditional video slot with an optional skill-based bonus.

Two Xtreme new titles have joined the Cube-X Vertical® lineup! Expand the boundaries of cuteness and destiny with Xtreme Dragon’s Fortune™ and Xtreme Panda™! These 5 reel, 30 line titles offer multiple multiple progressive jackpot awards, expanding reels and multiple wild features.

Both games have highly animated and engaging characters perched atop the reels. After any game, the reels may expand up to 9 symbols high, raising the number of paylines up to 120. When the reels are expanded, the Dragon or Panda may add wilds through one of the multiple wild features. Free games, progressive jackpots and credits can all be awarded through the symbol-triggered vertical wheel. With frequent features and lovable characters, these games are sure to provide Xtreme enjoyment!

 

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Collect lucky orbs and wing big with the newest addition to the Cube-X Video® family! Orb Hunter Chinese Gods Cai Xian™ and Orb Hunter Chinese Gods Xi Xian™ are 5 reel, 243 Ways games. Both titles award progressive jackpots based on player collection of colorful orbs overlaying symbols on the reels.

Cai Xian has a Feature Boost that adds additional Wilds to Free Games. Players can choose a combination of additional Wilds and number free games, or leave it to chance with the Mystery Choice Option. The Feature Boost in Xi Xian doubles the number of Free Games awarded by the Mystery Wheel. The Mystery Wheel awards a random number of free games and a multiplier. Join the hunt for big wins with Orb Hunter!

 

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LAS VEGAS and MACAU, March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announces the first-ever installation of its new Jin Ji Bao Xi™ Asian linked progressive. This installation follows the success of the Company's Duo Fu Duo Cai® family link in Macau, and will be followed with additional installations scheduled for the Philippines and Cambodia.

"Scientific Games continues to bring its popular market-tailored games to Asia. Scientific Games first brought Duo Fu Duo Cai to the Asian market and is now making its world premier of our new Jin Ji Bao Xi linked progressive. This link features a number of our exciting games and is expected to be wildly popular with players," said Ken Jolly, the company's Vice President and Managing Director of Asia.

Jin Ji Bao Xi is the lastest multi-denominational, progressive linked jackpot from Scientific Games' new offering of the Echo FortunesTM base game on the Dualos™ cabinet, which debuted at the Macau Gaming Show last November. The game is engaging with the unique, exclusive content and design for Asian Players.

The name of Jin Ji Bao Xi carries the meaning of good luck and good news in Chinese. The logo itself - the bat and peach - is from the Chinese traditional symbol which represents both good fortune and longevity, bringing prosperity and good news to players.

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LAS VEGAS, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Furthering its commitment to bring new and engaging content to casino players at an accelerated rate, Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and payments solutions announced today that is has partnered with bZillions, Inc., a leading independent game design studio based in Las Vegas, for the development of new gaming content.  The new partnership, focused on creating games for Everi’s mForce® platform, calls for the bZillions game development team to develop content for at least 10 new games for several of the Company’s newest gaming cabinets – including the Empire MPX™ (“E43”) and the Empire 5527™ (“E5527”) – over the next twelve months. 

bZillions is led by Steve Weiss, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of casino game development and manufacturing experience, including as co-founder and CEO of game design company Colossal Gaming, Inc. which developed a number of player-popular games throughout the years.  bZillions’ team of game developers has extensive expertise in developing games for both Class III and Class II markets with its latest success developing a significant large-format gaming device.     

Dean Ehrlich, Executive Vice President and Gaming Business Leader for Everi, said, “This  partnership with Steve and the design team at bZillions expands our ability to bring additional exciting new content that delight players, to casinos across North America.  bZillions has a track record of creating product that drives increased performance on all sorts of different platforms.  We’re excited to work closely with them as they leverage our next generation hardware platforms including our recently introduced E43. bZillions will also utilize the mechanical reel, large format The Texan HDX® cabinet, and our soon to be released E5527 cabinet to bring unique new gaming content to our customers and their players.”

Steve Weiss, founder and Chief Executive Officer of bZillions, added, “Partnering with Everi to develop new game content exclusive for their advanced platform and exciting new gaming cabinets is an excellent opportunity for bZillions to demonstrate our expertise in creating innovative new gaming entertainment experiences to market.  We are excited for the opportunity to create content that utilizes the capabilities of Everi’s innovative new and existing gaming cabinets to bring new levels of excitement and engagement to players.”

LAS VEGAS – Wednesday 21st March, 2018 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) has revealed OpenBet, SG Digital’s market-leading sportsbook, processed a record number of account transactions at this year’s Cheltenham Festival.

The Cheltenham Festival, an annual four-day event in the National Hunt race calendar in the United Kingdom, features several high-profile horse races. The Festival includes eleven grade-one races and culminates with the Gold Cup race.

The festival often sees total wager in excess of £250 million. The 2018 Festival proved exceedingly successful for OpenBet; the market-leading platform processed more than 39M bets, an increase of nearly 10% on the previous year. The number of bets per minute placed through a single operator during the festival using the OpenBet platform peaked at 15,800.

On the day of the Gold Cup, won by Native River, more than 10.9M bets were placed, an increase of 2.3M bets over 2017.

Keith O’Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook and Platforms at SG Digital, said: “OpenBet has a proven track record for providing a robust performance during the world’s biggest sporting events, and I’m delighted that the latest figures show we have once again delivered scale and stability for our customers.

“The Cheltenham Festival is a hugely important sporting fixture for our customers. With such a vast volume of transactions to handle, there is no room for downtime. This year’s stats show that we have further cemented our position as a trusted and reliable provider.”

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