LONDON, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a six-year contract extension with the Texas Lottery Commission ("Texas Lottery") to continue printing instant tickets. The extension will run through August 31, 2024.

IGT and the Texas Lottery have worked together to develop key product strategies which have enhanced the Lottery's portfolio of games and delivered increased sales. Texas was the first jurisdiction in the U.S. to launch IGT's Super Ticket™, offering players the chance to play multiple games on a single, oversized instant ticket. In collaboration with the Texas Lottery, IGT also developed the successful Loteria line at the $3, $5, and $10 price points, with a $20 "Million Dollar Loteria" ticket scheduled to launch in November.

"IGT and the Texas Lottery Commission have established a valuable partnership since the Lottery's inception in 1992, and IGT looks forward to furthering our longstanding relationship through this contract extension," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery"Together with the Lottery, we will continue to deliver innovative games to Texas Lottery players to help increase sales, attract new players, and maximize contributions for education and Veterans."

In addition to instant tickets, IGT provides the Texas Lottery with lottery central systems, data center operations, field sales organization, retail sales and support, warehouse and distribution, call center, and marketing services.

LONDON, U.K. – Oct. 29, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it will present an expanded range of approved, market-ready gaming solutions at the Macau Gaming Show (“MGS”), Nov. 13-15 at The Venetian Macao. IGT will showcase compelling linked progressives and standalone slot games within its stand AJ32, while demonstrating the Company’s strong commitment to localized content for Macau casinos and players.

“At the Macau Gaming Show, IGT will continue to build upon the momentum that we generated at G2E Asia when we introduced a full suite of market-approved, ready-to-deploy content and cabinets,” said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. “With the abundance of market opportunity for IGT in Macau and neighboring markets, we are delivering even more localized products and services that will enable our customers to diversify their floors with IGT content.”

Portfolio highlights within IGT stand will include:

The Fortune Gong™ game family: IGT will demonstrate its internationally celebrated and soon-to-be-approved for Macau Fortune Gong games on the CrystalCurve™ and CrystalDual® 27 cabinets. The Company will spotlight base games Dragon Dynasty® and Phoenix Rising™ -- both games award the prizes that are showcased above each reel when a Fortune Gong symbol lands on a corresponding reel.

The Fury game family: The sizzling, approved-for-Macau titles from IGT’s The Fury family will be one of many focal points within IGT’s stand. These market-ready games build on the success of the Wild Fury Jackpots®, The Golden Fury™ and Fortune Fury™ games and are housed on IGT’s CrystalCurve cabinet. The link’s top-level linked progressive and five-level bonus prizes increase in value as players bet up. Both titles include an engaging scatter pay mechanic that initiates the games’ free games bonuses, and a compelling presentation that comes to life on the CrystalCurve cabinet’s 43-inch, curved, ultra-HD 4K display.


The Prize Disk® game family: Also deployed in Macau casinos, the Prize Disk Elephant King®, Tiger Fortune™ and Wolf Ridge® games include an anticipation-heightening scrolling prize disk above the reels that awards free games, bonuses and jackpots.

The Hyper Hits™ game family: Live on casino floors in Macau, IGT’s Hyper Hits progressive with base games such as The Golden Bow™ and Lotus Princess™ themes housed on the CrystalDual® cabinet. The Hyper Hits game family is a linked progressive with a regionally attuned math model and an engaging ball mechanic that awards the title’s jackpots and bonus prizes.

Exciting standalone games: A reimagined version of the famous Cash Cove® game, Cash Cove® Monster Catch®, along with exciting games Ocean Magic Grand®, Golden Egypt™ Grand and Fortune Rooster™ will be displayed on the CrystalCurve cabinet. IGT will also showcase standalone games such as Big 5 Safari® and Dancing Phoenix Soaring Dragon™ on the CrystalDual 27 cabinet.

LAS VEGASOct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada October 9-11, Gaming Arts, LLC ("Gaming Arts" or "the Company") arrived in booth no. 4447 to demonstrate its commitment to innovation and growth through a unique blend of current and evolutionary products and technology. G2E, one of the gaming industry's largest events, marked a defining period in the Company's history with the launch of more than ten new products and features, including dozens of new slot themes, in what was Gaming Arts' largest G2E booth to-date.

Gaming Arts President Mike Dreitzer said, "Gaming Arts brought a new energy to G2E this year, and we believe our customers and the gaming industry now recognize us as not only the leader in bingo and keno games, but as an emerging player in the slot and technology sector. This is only the beginning of what's to come from Gaming Arts, and we are thrilled to continue sharing this story in 2019."

Innovative Video Reel Slots – Market-disrupting EGMs with Stunning & Compelling Content

The spotlight of Gaming Arts' diverse product portfolio was its inaugural collection of video reel slots, GA Reels™. Its Class III library of content was designed with the gambler in mind through fun and approachable game content. With stunning game content and exciting play mechanics, GA Reels™ offers more than ten exciting new slot game titles consisting of four series, including: Pop'N Pays™, Da Fa Ba™, Dice Seeker™, and Casino Wizard™.

SuperBingo and Ultimate Bingo Slots – Groundbreaking Video Content & Sleek Design

In addition, Gaming Arts displayed the first-of-its-kind SuperBingo™, Ultimate Bingo™, and Super 10 Way Bingo™ slots. These highly diversified slots deliver powerful and entertaining bingo-based game mechanics and player-favorite features, including: frequently hitting bonuses and wins, multipliers, free games with retriggers, bonus balls, wheel bonuses, four-level progressives, and more. Ultimate Bingo™ demonstrated its progressive offering, which can be configured for individual and floor-wide synchronized and non-synchronized progressives.

Interactive SuperPROMO™ Mobile Games Add Floor-wide Excitement for All Casino Promotions

The world's first casino-wide interactive promotional game system, SuperPROMO™, demonstrated an entirely new method of operating casino promotions at G2E through four fully customizable mobile games which can be awarded to targeted players for virtually any type of promotion. These mobile promotional games are delivered to players by casino personnel on a mobile tablet and promoted across a casino's digital enterprise to deliver an exciting level of social interactivity across the entire casino floor.

SuperGames and Bingo Millions® – Offering Life-changing Jackpots to Increase Play

The Company's SuperGames library of games was also on its G2E display. This unique collection of games offers an endless number of completely customizable bingo games tailored to the operator's room and player demographics.

Bingo Millions® was another game the Company's customer-partners were excited to see in its booth. Known as the world's first and only $1 million linked bingo progressive and $1 million bingo games, Bingo Millions allows operators to focus on the player experience as all awards are fully funded by Gaming Arts.

In the last five years, the company has proven to "Pay BIG" and add new levels of excitement to bingo operations by awarding nearly $15,000,000 in bingo jackpots across the country.

Keno EZ Kiosk and Optima® System Game-management – Offers Powerful Mobile, Self-service, and Reporting

Lastly, the patent-pending self-service EZ Kiosk demonstrated its new fifth generation form-factor which includes a new 24" or 43" LED digital display and a cutting-edge body wrap designed to attract players. Developed with safety, reliability and security in mind, EZ Kiosk has the potential of reducing the operational expenses associated with keno and/or bingo programs and allows for extended operational hours. EZ Kiosk is powered by the Optima® Management System, the world's most popular and robust keno game management system that manages games such as keno, bingo, and lottery across up to 9,999 locations.

LONDON, U.K. – October 25, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company signed a five-year agreement with Penn Online Entertainment, LLC, a subsidiary of Penn National Gaming’s (NASDAQ: PENN) Penn Interactive Ventures (“PIV”) for its PlayDigital division to provide a full suite of digital gaming products, including the platform, and services for the newly regulated Pennsylvania online gaming market.

IGT’s digital gaming platform, PlayCommand™, will enable online gaming for Penn National’s Pennsylvania-based customers via its online gaming portal - HollywoodCasino.com. Penn National will also leverage IGT’s PlayCasino to provide its players with an expansive library of player-favorite slot games such as

Wheel of Fortune®, Elephant King®, Ocean Magic® and Cleopatra® slots. Additionally, Penn National agreed to deploy IGT’s PlayBingo and PlayPoker online solutions.

“We’re excited to leverage IGT’s platform and content for our online gaming launch in Pennsylvania,” said Chris Sheffield, Managing Director of PIV and Sr. Vice President of Penn National Gaming. “The flexibility and reliability of the PlayCommand platform, coupled with the proven game library within IGT’s PlayCasino, give us confidence that HollywoodCasino.com will deliver the same caliber of world-class gaming entertainment that our players have come to love in our land-based casinos.”

 

“IGT PlayDigital’s vast portfolio of proven digital solutions enables us to quickly address our customers’ needs across online gaming, sports betting and on-premise mobile gaming,” said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital. “The newly regulated Pennsylvania online gaming market presents an exciting opportunity for IGT to extend the success of our PlayCommand platform and PlayCasino to Penn National as it expands the scope of its entertainment offering.”

 

IGT’s PlayDigital solutions for Penn National in Pennsylvania are targeted for deployment in the first quarter of 2019.

Riggs, Leask and Lynch to Lead Marketing Services for Global Customers

LAS VEGAS – October 25, 2018 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) has added key experienced industry professionals to its SG Digital group to drive Marketing Services as part of the Sportsbook Operations Team in Gibraltar. This bolsters the Company’s B2B and B2G offerings in support of its strong base of Lottery, Gaming, and Sports Betting customers. As announced last month, the Sportsbook Operations service, supported by a team of industry experts based in Gibraltar, gives sports betting operators seamless solutions to manage the day-to-day tasks of running a sportsbook.

Charlie Riggs, Rick Leask, and Allison Lynch are among the hires that will bring SG Digital’s Marketing Services operation to the next level, further enhancing partner capabilities in the sportsbook space. These individuals, supported by a team of 25, will manage brand and customer research, acquisition and retention, optimisation, analytics, and other day-to-day sportsbook functions. The team brings decades of experience from industry-leading operators, including William Hill and Playtech.

Keith O’Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook at SG Digital, said: “These hires immediately ramped up our sportsbook efforts, empowering us to continue to build top-tier sportsbook technology for our global partners while simultaneously managing daily operations. We’re thrilled to have talented individuals with deep industry experience on board; Marketing Services will further cement our position as a leader and innovator in the sports betting industry.”

With the new team, SGD will have an industry leading Marketing Services team to complement the technology, product offering and platform, further solidifying SG Digital’s position as a leading global supplier of end-to-end sportsbook solutions. With these solutions now available, SG Digital’s partners are staged for long-term success in sports betting as they level up across their in-venue, retail, and online portfolios.

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Leading Michigan & Ohio casino company extends existing contract for Simulated Gaming

London & Dublin | October 24, 2018: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gambling software and services in the United States and Europe, today announces the extension of a pre-existing agreement with JACK Entertainment LLC, a major US operator of Simulated Gaming available at www.playJACK.com.

JACK and its affiliates' portfolio of properties include over 13,000 gaming positions, more than 400,000 square feet of gaming space, 400 hotel rooms, and 48 bars and restaurants. JACK is comprised of approximately 7,000 team members across four states.

Highlights

·     Delivering GAN's US-patented iBridge Framework™ links the GameSTACK™ Internet gaming system to JACK Entertainment's existing casino management system deployed in Ohio and Michigan.

·     The Simulated Gaming™ offering is operated from an instance of the GameSTACK™ Internet gaming system deployed in Las Vegas Nevada.

·     Simulated Gaming™ is an innovative internet gaming service designed by GAN specifically for land-based US casinos, offering a gaming-as-entertainment consumer website and mobile apps that include over 200 casino slot and table games, including poker, backgammon, gin rummy, poker dice and blackjack tournaments.

Management Commentary

Adam Suliman, Vice President of Online Gaming, commented:

"JACK Entertainment is excited to renew and extend GAN's simulated gaming experience for our casino guests. GAN has proved to be a great partner, offering our guests a fun and interactive way to engage with our properties."

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:

"As expected, and in line with our other casino operator clients' reported experience, JACK has experienced increased patron loyalty through increased visitation on-property and increased on-property gaming revenues, as a consequence of engaging with their patrons online as well as on-property. Simulated Gaming supports on-property casino visitation among patrons in competitive regional markets and enables the operator to develop an income stream as well as an online database in advance of any expected regulation of Internet gambling."

FAQ's about GAN's Internet Gambling 'Platform' powering Simulated Gaming

·     Simulated Gaming is operated on the exact same Platform as regulated Internet gambling delivered for operator clients in New Jersey and Europe. For investors and Industry analysts: The core of a "Platform" from both a technical and regulatory standpoint is the Player Account Management System i.e. where highly sensitive customer and player activity data is stored and processed. Other elements of Platform can include a sportsbook transaction engine, gaming content integrations, payment services, marketing services, trading services and other ancillary activities. However, the core functionality to describe B2B systems and services as a 'Platform' is the Player Account Management System. This is also the layer of B2B activity which tends to require regulatory approval as a 'Platform' since it is the focal point of data and player security. Therefore, without the Player Account Management System, a service provider might be offering very valuable B2B functionality but not in the strictest sense a 'Platform' (source: Regulus Partners, an international gambling advisory group). 

·     Launched in the US by GAN in January of 2014, Simulated Gaming™ has proven to monetize Internet traffic to existing websites operated by land-based US casinos at levels greatly exceeding equivalent numbers generally reported by Social Casino operators.

·     US casino operators report +50% of their surveyed casino patrons are already engaged in playing Social Casinos on Facebook and Simulated Gaming™ is proven to increase property visitation among existing patrons, reactivate lapsed patrons bringing them back on-property and drive acquisition of new patrons from outside the typical drive distance to the property.

LONDON, U.K. – Oct. 23, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that Knute Knudson, IGT Vice President Business Development and Tribal Relations, was the recent recipient of the National Indian Gaming Association’s (“NIGA”) Associate Member Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes outstanding leaders and advocates of the tribal gaming government industry, and was presented to Knudson in Las Vegas, Nev. in conjunction with the 2018 Global Gaming Expo.

Knudson’s storied career in tribal gaming extends more than 25 years, and has fortified his reputation as a pivotal pioneer of the tribal gaming industry. His efforts at IGT and Sodak Gaming have positively influenced hundreds of tribes’ success as they established and expanded their tribal gaming operations across the U.S.

“Knute’s deep relationships with and contributions to Indian Country continue to positively influence many of IGT’s tribal gaming customers,” said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America. “His profound passion for our tribal customers’ success, coupled with his immense knowledge of the tribal gaming industry make him a valued and trusted resource to IGT and beyond. We are pleased to see NIGA bestow this wonderful honor upon Knute.”

“Knute Knudson is a personal friend of mine and a longtime friend of the Indian Gaming industry,” said Ernie Stevens, Jr., National Indian Gaming Association Chairman. “Knute is somebody that knows the industry, does his homework, has a giant heart, and will advise us without hesitation in a good way. Knute knows the issues in Indian country, and he’s always there to help. That’s what our associate members do, and that’s why they have such a significant impact on the National Indian Gaming Association.”

“I am extremely honored to be awarded NIGA’s Associate Lifetime of Achievement Award,” said Knudson. “I’ve had the incredible opportunity at IGT to work side-by-side with tribal gaming government leaders, many of whom are now personal friends, as they break boundaries and create new opportunities for their tribes through IGT innovations and services.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, October 23, 2018 (PRNewswire) – Aruze Gaming (“Aruze”) is proud to announce as of October 9th, 2018 the company entered into a partnership with Spirit Gaming, an independent gaming distribution company based in Germany.  Spirit Gaming will be the exclusive distribution partner for Aruze in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein.

In these countries, Spirit Gaming is now distributing all land-based products for Aruze, including the new award-winning Muso Triple-27 cabinet. David Meacher, Director of Business Development in Europe for Aruze, points out the mutual benefits of this partnership: “We have been reviewing how to best service the German, Austrian and Swiss gaming markets for some time and after extensive research we concluded that Frank and his team from Spirit Gaming are the right partners for both Aruze and Casino Operators in these important European markets. Frank and his team have an extremely good reputation and professional approach to business.”

“Aruze Gaming is a strong name in the international gaming industry, especially in the Asian and American markets. Naturally, the focus is now on Europe.  We see great opportunities for success in the German-speaking markets and this partnership will ensure that Casino Operators here have a local contact they know and trust, with the support to match”, enthused Frank Ziegler, Founder and Managing Director of Spirit Gaming.

Aruze continues to expand their team for the European market. Gary Thompson is the new Technical Sales Manager for the European Market. Gary joined Aruze in October 2018 and his main responsibilities are sales, technical and compliance support. Gary’s career in the gaming industry spans over 30 years, most recently as the Technical Product Manager EGMs at Scientific Games.  Prior to joining Scientific Games, Gary held the position as Field Service Manager at Bally Technologies and Slot Manager for Greater Atlantic casinos.

For more information Aruze’s products in the German, Austrian and Swiss gaming markets, please contact Spirit Gaming’s Sales Manager, Torben Kreienbrock at + 49 (0) 151 230 203 40 or tk@spirit-gaming.de or David Meacher, Aruze Gaming’s Director of Business Development for Europe at David.Meacher@aruze-gaming.com.

LONDON, U.K.  – Oct. 22, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded two massive jackpots in September totaling more than $3.8 million.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots on the player-favorite
Wheel of Fortune themed slots:

·         On September 1, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $2,481,941 at a major resort and casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

·         On September 26, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,412,123 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev.

Since IGT launched Wheel of Fortune in 1995, the theme has created more than 1,000 millionaires and delivered more than $3 billion in jackpots.

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

Product highlights for North America were in great abundance on the NOVOMATIC booth at G2E in Las Vegas last week, with targeted cabinets, content, progressives and systems, confirming a clear focus of accelerated growth into the market.

The new slot title based on the iconic TV show of the 80s – MacGyver™ – created a standout impression at G2E. Presented on the towering NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 and compact V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 cabinets, NOVOMATIC’s latest IP title proved a major attraction on the show floor. Appealing to a wide audience, this retro-style game joins Angus “Mac” MacGyver on a mission to unlock safes and defuse bombs for the chance to win prizes and three progressive levels. Visitors to the NOVOMATIC booth expressed great enthusiasm for the game while taking their photo with a giant roll of duct tape, paper clips and matches.

New titles driven for the US market, created by the NOVOMATIC Americas Mount Prospect studio and the Winfinity Games and 707 Games studios in Austria, were on full display and gave a clear signal that NOVOMATIC’s new, targeted content is making a mark in the North American market. The Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™ presented leading titles Asian Fortunes™, Book of Ra™ Mystic Fortunes, Goddess Rising™ and Voodoo Fortunes™ on the new PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 in 4K with compelling overhead signage. And the NOVO LINE™ Interactive Edition X and brand new Edition X1 resonated with international operators. New game mixes were also presented for the Illinois and Pennsylvania VGT markets.

Electronic Table Games (ETGs) based on the world-renowned NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II platform delivered a live, automated and virtual showcase of popular table games with a live Baccarat table and automated Roulette wheels. A series of platform improvements were demonstrated based on customer demand and feedback from initial US installations at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut and Pechanga Resort & Casino in California. New Cammegh Spread-Bet Baccarat and Black Jack side bets joined the already distinguished Spread-Bet Roulette, and a new Poker 3+ side bet made its first appearance at the show.

Two sports betting solutions targeting North America were presented to an attentive audience at G2E. NovoPrime Sports is a highly flexible system developed in collaboration with Sportradar and delivers scalable sportsbook solutions based on modern architecture and technologies. Another solution, developed in partnership with Kambi, presented a ready-to-market sportsbook with adaptable markets relevant to specific jurisdictions. On the casino management systems side, the refreshed myACP system was presented by Octavian.

Video bingo products based on the Otium OT300 cabinet were well received as well, and a new selection of bingo content and jackpots were presented. On the interactive area of the booth, Greentube unveiled a prominent display of online and mobile solutions for regulated markets in the Americas, as the NOVOMATIC Interactive division expands in the region. Some of the best-received games included online versions of popular NOVOMATIC slots that included From Dusk Till Dawn™ and the Tales of Darkness™ series.

Harald Neumann, CEO NOVOMATIC, said: “This year’s G2E has been an exceptional and great show to present our 360-degree gaming portfolio as well as our new products releases. The US market plays a key role for us – through our partnership with Ainsworth and joint booth at G2E, we are uniquely positioned to benefit from its established market presence and jointly increase our market share. In addition, the sports betting corner at the NOVOMATIC booth was not only a complete success but also of great strategic importance.”

Company Wins Three Global Gaming Awards at G2E, Wraps Strong Showing at NASPL

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") has received top-tier industry recognition at the 2018 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) and North American State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) Annual Conference, highlighting the Company's leading position as an innovator in the gaming, lottery, digital and sports betting sectors.

The Global Gaming Awards, judged by seventy industry experts and audited by KPMG, kicked off G2E with a Scientific Games trifecta of wins: Land-Based Industry Supplier of the Year, Digital Industry Supplier of the Year, and Digital Product of the Year for SG Digital's OpenBet™ sportsbook technology. OpenBet also received a gold medal in the Best Interactive Product category at the Gaming and Technology Awards.

Jamie Knight, Senior Game Producer, was named to the Emerging Leaders of Gaming's 2018-2019 Class of 40 Under 40, which recognizes professionals under 40 years of age who make significant impact on the casino industry.

Additionally during G2E, Dick Haddrill, Vice Chairman of Scientific Games Board of Directors, was inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame, and Gavin Isaacs, Vice Chairman of Scientific Games Board of Directors, received the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers 2018 Jens Halle Memorial Award honoring excellence in commercial gaming professionalism.

At NASPL, the DC Lottery's Neighborhoods game produced by Scientific Games won "Best New Instant Game." Chuck Kline, Senior Vice President Lottery Licensing for Scientific Games, who is the co-creator of innovative lottery promotions and winner experiences, was inducted into the Lottery Hall of Fame with the Company maintaining its prestige for the most Hall of Fame inductees in the industry. Chuck's work includes the recent WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET™ instant linked game featuring the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ event inspired by the beloved feature film "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory."

Barry Cottle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games, said, "These wins demonstrate our massive momentum in the gaming entertainment industry. We strive for a strong industry reputation as a trusted and innovative provider, so to be recognized for our efforts by our peers is truly an honor. Particularly, our sports betting wins emphasize the upward motion we're experiencing in the U.S. as the market begins to grow. These awards signify continued success for Scientific Games."

Barry Cottle continued: "On top of the amazing wins for our product portfolio, the industry recognized our shining global talent. We have extraordinarily innovative employees, and it's a thrill to see them recognized by other industry experts. Congratulations to Chuck and Jamie for these fantastic wins."

In addition to the major wins at G2E and NASPL, Scientific Games' Digital group received an EGR Italy Award in the Mobile Supplier category, further affirming the Company's success at a global level. 

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LAS VEGAS, Oct. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI), (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s only single source provider of gaming products and financial technology solutions, crowned Tanya S. representing Pines Restaurant & Casino, Evergreen Park, in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, the winner of its sixth annual TournEvent of Champions® The Million Dollar Event® on October 10 at XS Nightclub in the Wynn/Encore Las Vegas Resort. Tanya S. walked away with the grand prize of $1 million* and a cruise for two on a Norwegian Cruise Line® ship, having overcome 166 competitors and bringing to a conclusion the premier slot tournament in North America.

“On behalf of Everi, congratulations to Tanya S. from Pines Restaurant & Casino, Evergreen Park, for beating the top slots players in North America to win the grand prize in the 2018 TournEvent of Champions,” said Ed Peters, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, at Everi. “The continued success of TournEvent of Champions is not made possible without the commitment of our partner casinos as they host TournEvent® qualifying events that create the excitement on which this program thrives. We also want to acknowledge our dedicated promotions team for partnering with the 104 participating casinos over the last five months to create memorable experiences for their TournEvent players.”

The 2018 TournEvent of Champions kicked off in May 2018 and featured three tour buses and The Money Man®, Everi’s iconic brand ambassador, visiting 104 partner casinos traveling nearly 50,000 miles across the United States and Canada. More than 200,000 participants competed in TournEvent qualifiers to identify the top 166 players who competed in last night’s The Million Dollar Event for a share of more than $1.3 million in cash prizes, including the $1 million* top prize. The finale was streamed live on the TournEvent of Champions and Super Jackpot Slots Community Casino Facebook pages.

As a precursor to The Million Dollar Event, Everi held a skill-based slot tournament based on the fiercely popular app Fruit Ninja™ earlier in the day in Everi’s booth at the Global Gaming Expo®. Played on the company’s award-winning and industry leading TournEvent slot tournament solution, nearly all 166 TournEvent of Champion finalists and their guests competed for 14 spots in the Fruit Ninja tournament championship held that evening during The Million Dollar Event, with the winner taking home $5,000.

The 2018 TournEvent of Champions was sponsored by Norwegian Cruise Line, Southern California Gaming Guide, Columbus Data Services, Effinet, PC Promotions, and Unistar-Sparco Computers, Inc.

* Payable in periodic payments over 20 years or in a lump sum, present day cash value payment.

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LONDON, U.K. – Oct. 9, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT)announced that Michelle Schenk, IGT’s Senior Manager of Global Communications, Gaming, has received a Great Women of Gaming Award in the Rising Star category from Global Gaming Women. The award was presented to Schenk on Monday morning in conjunction with the Global Gaming Expo (G2E).

Michelle is strategic and intelligent in her approach to provide media results that expand the scope of coverage for IGT,” said Renato Ascoli, CEO, North America. “She is a
proven performer who continuously maximizes on opportunities to drive the business forward through global gaming communications.”

Receiving the ‘Great Women in Gaming’ distinction is a tremendous honor, especially among the many inspiring and talented women within the gaming industry,said Schenk.
Working in communications for IGT provides me with an opportunity to help drive IGT’s success, and a meaningful platform to cultivate the next generation of women in gaming.”

Schenk has more than 14 years of experience in public relations and strategic communications. In her current role, she drives awareness for IGT products by managing global gaming communications including partnership agreements, game and systems installations, and new game launches. She also fosters thought leadership by creating, identifying, and facilitating executive speaking opportunities to contribute to the overall
success of IGT.

The Great Women of Gaming Awards bring global recognition to meaningful contributions by exceptional women in the gaming industry by annually recognizing a highly vetted
select group of women for their outstanding contributions.

Schenk earned two bachelor’s degrees in journalism and communications studies from New Mexico State University, and a master’s degree in communications studies from
University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Company’s Single-Deck Card Shuffler Improves Operating Efficiencies in Poker Rooms, Casino Pits

LAS VEGAS – October 9, 2018 – PlayAGS, Inc. (NYSE: AGS)(or the “Company”), through its subsidiary AGS LLC (“AGS” or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products, and interactive solutions for the gaming industry, today announced that its Dex S single-deck card shuffler was approved by Gaming Laboratories International (“GLI”).


AGS Senior Vice President of Table Products John Hemberger said, “We couldn’t be more excited about the GLI certification of our Dex S shuffler, which enables us to actively market and place the product with our many casino partners who have expressed great interest in our highly functional, economical, and elegantly designed shuffler. This is a huge milestone for AGS.”


AGS’ Dex S™ single-deck card shuffler features a streamlined design with less moving parts, making it exceptionally functional and easier to maintain. The Dex S is ideal for increasing efficiency in poker rooms, due to its automated card shuffling, which shuffles a single deck in 35 seconds.

Leveraging Don Best's leading global, real-time sports betting data adds to SG's unrivaled one-stop shop sports betting solution

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Don Best Sports Corporation and DBS Canada Corporation (together, "Don Best"), a leading global supplier of real-time betting data and pricing for North American sporting events. The deal will expand Scientific Games' B2B sports betting offerings and add powerful new capabilities to the company's one-stop shop for sportsbook solutions.

Don Best's trading platforms and expertise, combined with Scientific Games' global leading OpenBet™ platform, further enhance Scientific Games' world-class sports betting solution for the expanding U.S. market and beyond. Subject to customary conditions to closing, the deal is estimated to close in the fourth quarter of 2018.

A trusted provider and recognized industry brand, Don Best boasts more than 20 years of experience in the sports betting space. Their expertise enables them to determine proper betting lines, track more than 100 worldwide sportsbook operators and provide tailored content solutions to meet the needs of sportsbook operators. Upon closing of the acquisition, Don Best will become part of Scientific Games' SG Digital division. The combination will bring top-tier European sportsbook operating experience together with the leading U.S. sports trading, data and pricing platform. The Don Best team, in tandem with SG Digital's recently announced Sportsbook Operations team, will also power growth for the Company's customers worldwide by smoothly combining day-to-day sportsbook logistics with state-of-the-art trading technology.

Barry Cottle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games, emphasizes the positive impact of the announcement of the upcoming acquisition: "When it comes to sports betting, we've been moving at incredible speed, and the Don Best acquisition will add to our unrivaled B2B one-stop shop sports betting solution, already live in Delaware, New Jersey and Mississippi. As the leading global supplier of real-time betting data and pricing for the North American sports market, Don Best will bring their unparalleled proprietary pricing services to Scientific Games. As sports betting rapidly gains popularity in the U.S., we're ready to help our customers capitalize on the new U.S. market while solidifying our long-held leading global position."

Keith O'Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook for SG Digital, said, "The impending acquisition of Don Best will be a huge win for us and all of our stakeholders. Don Best already seamlessly integrates into our OpenBet platform, so they will be able to hit the ground running and guide our customers through the process of launching a sportsbook after the deal closes. Moreover, upon completion of the acquisition, our customers will immediately benefit from their expertise and firm grip on real-time trading and the data that drives it. With Don Best's talented employee-base on board, we'll use our global platforms and services to harness customer input and tailor our technology locally to meet their needs. This opportunity will enhance our market position in the U.S. while ramping up our partner relationships in more tested jurisdictions. It's a true win-win."

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation.  All Rights Reserved.

Dear Sir or Madam,

We would like to inform you that the merger of NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries GmbH into its sole parent company, NOVOMATIC AG, as the absorbing company, has taken place by entry in the Austrian Companies Register.

Your existing contracts and business relations with NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries GmbH remain valid in full and will be transferred to NOVOMATIC AG by way of universal succession upon entry of the merger in the Companies Register. A separate formal agreement on your part is not necessary. NOVOMATIC AG assumes all rights and obligations of NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries GmbH. The latter ceased to exist upon entry of the merger in the Companies Register on October 5, 2018.

Your contact person will remain the same. We only ask you to use the following master data in the future:

• Company name: NOVOMATIC AG
• Company address: Wiener Strasse 158, 2352 Gumpoldskirchen, Austria
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These master data shall apply immediately to all agreements, orders, and order confirmations. All invoices must therefore be issued exclusively to NOVOMATIC AG with immediate effect.

Please kindly give appropriate consideration to this in future written correspondence with our company. We ask you to pass this information on to other appropriate places in your company as well.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your confidence that you have put in our company to date and are looking forward to the continued collaboration.

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NOVOMATIC AG

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and financial technology solutions, announced today that it has entered into a three-year agreement with Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR) (“Caesars”) to provide its CentralCredit® services to select Caesars casino properties. This industry-leading service is used by casino operators to make real-time decisions when it comes to extending credit lines for guests.

“Securing a long-term extension for our CentralCredit® solution with Caesars Entertainment is another proof point of our ability to offer the industry’s most effective financial technology products that help our customers manage their operations,” said Darren Simmons, Business Leader, Financial Technology Solutions, at Everi. “Similar to other solutions in our Intelligence toolkit, CentralCredit® increases our casino partners’ operational efficiencies with seamless, real-time credit reporting access while helping grow market share and increase patron loyalty.”

Everi’s CentralCredit® service is the industry’s largest gaming credit bureau and the leading source of casino-related credit information and reporting. Used to determine guest credit worthiness, the service enables casino operators to access credit reports and updates on guest activity through a private, secure interface. The service features real-time updates to casino activity and international gaming credit data.

For more information about CentralCredit® or the Intelligence toolkit, visit Everi’s website at www.everi.com/intelligence

LAS VEGAS (October 8, 2018) – Aristocrat has won several major awards during the Global Gaming Expo.

In the Global Gaming Awards, Aristocrat’s Lightning Link™ slot game was named Land-Based Product of the Year, and its Game of Thrones™ slot game was named Slot of the Year.

The 5th annual Global Gaming Awards are produced by Gambling Insider in association with G2E and independently adjudicated by KPMG Isle of Man. Nominees were judged by a panel of 70 leading industry experts. 

Separately, Aristocrat’s new Dollar Storm™ slot game was named the Silver Medal winner in GGB Magazine’s Gaming & Technology Awards.

Prior to G2E, Aristocrat was honored at the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s (LVGEA) 2018 Annual Awards, winning in the Innovation Category.

“We are humbled that the industry is recognizing our global team’s hard work to bring innovative products to our customers and their players. Our people and their passion for creativity are what distinguishes Aristocrat, and these awards underscore the idea that it truly is all about what’s inside at Aristocrat,” said Aristocrat Managing Director of the Americas Matt Wilson.

Discover Aristocrat’s industry-leading and award-winning innovations in booth #1141 at G2E or visit www.aristocrat-us.com. Join Aristocrat on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

NMi Gaming and GLI Merger Integration Complete, Bringing Additional Benefits to EMEA Clients

HAARLEM, The Netherlands (8 October 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) and NMi Gaming have completed their integration and have announced several staffing changes that will bring further operational efficiencies; speeding time-to-market, increasing bandwidth, and offering other key benefits to clients.

Martin Britton continues in his role as Managing Director over GLI EMEA, while the backbone of GLI UK remains the same; headed by Andrew Rosewarne and Dr. Rich Edwards.

With the expansion of iGaming across the EMEA sector, Rosewarne continues to provide great iGaming knowledge and initiative, playing a key role working in collaboration with GLI’s global offices and Salim Adatia, GLI’s VP of iGaming, to provide GLI’s iGaming clients with instant global reach through GLI’s 23 offices and 475 jurisdictions.

As the UK office headed by Rosewarne particularly specializes in iGaming, he and his team can provide the expertise to ensure the delivery of outstanding customer service; leveraging the merged capabilities of both GLI and NMi operations to help providers meet key regulatory deadlines with more speed, reliability, efficiency, and quality than ever before. GLI’s valued customers and clients will, therefore, benefit from this combined business ethos and enhanced operational bandwidth, which offers even more efficient testing and auditing brought about by the integration of GLI’s and NMi’s extensive resources in the region.

Additionally, Edwards is now leading all GLI engineering and math groups throughout EMEA, providing a wealth of experience to enhance methodology deployed with new technology products. These two key appointments ensure GLI’s position throughout the EMEA region in providing outstanding knowledge that can be passed onto clients in assisting them through the compliance process.

Additionally, the GLI and NMi sales teams have been combined across the EMEA region. Chris Davies is now co-head of sales with James Illingworth. Our frontline teams are key to ensure we reach our clients in providing guidance, assistance, and expertise.

“Over the past several months, there has been a great deal of positive internal activity. During this period, we have improved many processes to further benefit our clients, Now, these combined departments across EMEA, with key leaders providing enhanced focus, will further enhance our ability to provide unsurpassed service,” said James Illingworth, GLI’s Director of European Client Services – Netherlands.

The combined GLI and NMi operation consists of eight offices across EMEA with more than 320 employees.

In July 2017, the GLI Group acquired NMi Metrology & Gaming Ltd. and related gaming assets (“NMi Gaming”) from NMi Certin, B.V. and related parties. That move supported NMi Gaming’s clients by providing them with instant global reach through GLI’s accredited 475 jurisdictions. Additionally, the transaction aided GLI’s clients by allowing the firm to provide even greater levels of service and attention.

Learn more this week in GLI’s booth #4430 at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

Pennsylvania Licenses Pave Way for AGS to provide slot games, table products to state’s 12 casinos

LAS VEGAS – October 8, 2018 – AGS (NYSE: AGS) (or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products, and interactive solutions for the gaming industry, today announced that it was awarded a slot machine manufacturer license and table games manufacturer license by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and will now be able to place product in the Commonwealth's 12 casinos.

AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, “The two Pennsylvania licenses represent a huge milestone for AGS, as we continue to expand our presence into new markets for our company. Now, we can offer our high-performing slot cabinets, game content, table games, and table equipment to the thriving Pennsylvania gaming market. This is huge news for AGS and we can’t wait to start talking to Pennsylvania’s gaming operators about how we can deliver a great player experience and operating efficiencies with our innovative slot and table solutions.”

The Company expects to begin placing product in Pennsylvania in early 2019.

Pennsylvania’s casino industry currently consists of 10 standalone and racetrack casinos, along with two resort casinos, generating approximately $1.4 billion in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play.

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Aristocrat and VGT to Present Check to NIGA during G2E Tribal Leaders Reception

WHO
Aristocrat, VGT, NIGA tribal leaders

WHAT
Aristocrat and VGT to present NIGA with a $50,000 check

WHEN
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 12:45 PM-1:00 PM

WHERE
NIGA’s booth #4408 on the G2E trade show floor

WHY
Aristocrat and VGT made a 5-year, $250,000-commitment to NIGA in support of the organization’s Capital Building Fund. Aristocrat and VGT will present the second installment of that commitment.

PHOTOS
Aristocrat CEO Trevor Croker and VGT President Jay Sevigny presenting a large check to NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr.

CONTACT
Paul Speirs-Hernandez
paul@steinbeckcommunications.com, (702) 413-4278
LAS VEGAS (October 8, 2018) – Celebrated slot game designer Allon Englman will join Aristocrat as Senior Vice President of Game Development, leading a studio focused on creating industry leading content for the North American market.

Englman most recently was with Scientific Games. He will be based in Aristocrat’s new campus in Las Vegas and starts with Aristocrat on October 15, 2018

Aristocrat’s Chief Product Officer Rich Schneider said, “At Aristocrat it’s all about what’s inside – what’s inside our games, our cabinets, our system solutions, and the company itself – that makes all the difference for our customers. Allon has a long history of leading creative teams known for developing highly innovative, industry leading games that players love to play. We are thrilled to add Allon to our team of leaders and passionate designers. His experience and vision mesh perfectly with the vibrant company that is Aristocrat.”

Company’s Epic Edge TITO Printer Headlines TransAct’s One-Stop-Shop Display

HAMDEN, Conn. & LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 8, 2018-- TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq:TACT) (“TransAct” or “the Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology and printer solutions for high-growth markets, announced today that it will demonstrate for attendees at the 18th Annual Global Gaming Expo (“G2E 2018”) how its ground-breaking Epic Edge ticket-in/ticket-out (“TITO”) printer provides an edge over the competition when it comes to creating razor sharp barcodes and eye-catching graphics on printed tickets across their gaming floors. TransAct’s display (Booth #2423) at G2E 2018, to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 9-11, 2018 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, will also highlight the Company’s full lineup of casino, gaming and lottery printers and software solutions, including the latest editions of its innovative Epicentral software-driven bonusing solution and its TITO and roll-fed printers for casino, gaming and lottery applications.

“TransAct has long offered print and bonusing solutions that allow casino, gaming and lottery operators to get an edge over their competition. With our Epic Edge, we are bringing to gaming floors worldwide new technology that takes printer capabilities to the next level,” said Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransAct Technologies. “At the 2018 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, we will be asking attendees a simple question: why buy old print technology when you can add the best-in-class Epic Edge to your gaming floor? Our team of sales professionals will demonstrate what 300 dpi print quality can do for printed tickets and how the razor sharp barcodes and graphics on those printed tickets can dramatically improve gaming floor operations. The Epic Edge is the embodiment of our continued commitment to remain a partner of choice thanks to our unmatched customer service and customer-centric innovation which allows TransAct’s solutions to meet customer performance and efficiency needs while creating a gaming floor experience that keeps players coming back for more.”

Epic Edge: The New Leader in Ticket-In/Ticket-Out

As casino entertainment preferences evolve, operators continue to seek out products and solutions that allow them to provide players with unmatched experiences while ensuring their gaming floors run at peak efficiency. The next-generation Epic Edge is the choice in TITO printing for global casino operators, designed for easy implementation across all gaming floors. Currently being installed and approved by the leading gaming device OEMs, operators selecting the Epic Edge will benefit from a number of significant technology enhancements led by its 300 dpi print resolution. Representing a 50 percent improvement over current industry offerings, this unmatched new standard in print resolution easily delivers sharper barcodes for better ticket acceptance which will drive a real reduction in attendant calls and a tangible improvement in floor performance. The Epic Edge’s 300 dpi print resolution will also create eye-catching, dynamic graphic images on printed tickets, making it ideal for implementation alongside bonusing applications such as TransAct’s Epicentral. Additionally, the Epic Edge allows for firmware updates via a full speed USB 2.0 connection or directly via a micro SD card, driving increased convenience and making the process of updating firmware speedier than ever. Other features of the Epic Edge include a single rugged outer chassis with color coded rails, numerous port options (Serial, USB and Netplex), hot swap capability to eliminate game downtime and a faster ServerPort™ connection. Operators will also benefit from its adjustable ticket bucket which can accommodate standard and smaller, paper-saving tickets.

Epicentral Delivers Casino Revenue Growth

TransAct will again demonstrate at G2E 2018 how Epicentral is “Delivering Casino Revenue Growth” for operators of all sizes, offering proven performance for more than six years in creating unmatched in-casino promotions and bonus offerings. Epicentral and the Epicentral Systems Edition (“Epicentral SE”) return to the G2E 2018 show floor where TransAct will work with show attendees to easily bridge the gap between the slot machine and the reward of a printed ticket thanks to the software suite’s unmatched capabilities. Since its introduction, Epicentral has proven that printed tickets drive increased game play, time on device and player loyalty and TransAct will highlight how this performance makes Epicentral a natural choice for operators as they implement printed ticket bonuses on their gaming floors.

Epicentral v3.9 offers a wide variety of powerful features that build on Epicentral’s long-term track record of driving increased time on device and revenue. These include the ability to run multiple promotions at the same time, create games within games, run different promotions on different slot game banks, segment players by tier, promote to different levels of uncarded players and leverage its real-time capabilities to improve operator decision making through detailed activity reports. Epicentral v3.9 also improves the player experience by allowing for the redemption, printing and re-printing of bonuses at multiple locations.

For operators looking to leverage their existing systems while expanding their bonusing capabilities, Epicentral SE can easily turn current promotional offerings into printed coupons by leveraging Epicentral’s Print Manager and Design Center modules. TransAct will provide a live demonstration of how Epicentral SE can print and deliver free play vouchers directly to players which they can then redeem at the slot machine while still playing. Importantly, TransAct will also work with customers who choose Epicentral SE while eyeing a future upgrade to Epicentral should they desire a step up to a full-featured in-casino bonus environment.

Epic: The Trusted Name in Printing

TransAct’s best-in-class Epic TITO printers serve as a critical connection between the gaming device and player, representing a key component in the best performing gaming floors worldwide. At the same time, the Company’s Epic roll-fed printers have been a constant in casino, gaming and lottery operations for more than 20 years, delivering industry-leading dependability and unmatched reliability across a wide array of applications. TransAct will bring to G2E 2018 a full demonstration of both its Epic TITO and Epic roll-fed printers, which deliver unmatched print performance for slot machines, gaming devices (amusement with prize, skill with prize and video lottery terminals), customer service solutions (kiosks and other terminals) and lottery systems deployed around the world.

Demonstrations at G2E 2018 (Booth #2423) will also include:

  • Epic 950 – The current industry-standard for TITO printing, TransAct’s Epic 950 continues to deliver proven performance in over 750,000 slot machines worldwide. Easily integrated into all game types, the Epic 950 features TicketBurst™ technology to eliminate player/ticket interference and is fully compatible with Epicentral to provide for the direct, real-time delivery of eye-catching personalized promotions and bonus offers.
  • Epic Edge TT™  and Epic 950 TT™ – These unique, purpose-built printers take the power of the advanced Epic Edge and proven Epic 950 outside the slot machine and on to table games, players’ club desks and cash desks. They package a printer, internally mounted power supply and ServerPort in a tidy, compact design that is easy to deploy. In addition, thanks to their dual port capability, the Epic Edge TT and Epic 950 TT allow operators to expand the bonusing environment created by their Epicentral deployments to non-gaming device applications.
  • Epic 880® – This compact printer for all types of gaming machines (including amusement with prizes, skill with prizes and video lottery terminals) features a modular design that is configurable to nearly any space, a variable length ticket presenter and ticket retract capability. It also offers auto paper loading and can accommodate 4-inch or 6-inch paper rolls.
  • Epic 430® – An easy-to-configure modular design makes the Epic 430 ideal for customer self-service kiosks. This printer features variable length tickets with graphics and coupons capabilities, quick paper roll changes, a fast print speed and an array of standard paper sensors.
  • Epic 3000® – The Epic 3000 has been deployed by lotteries worldwide across hundreds of thousands of locations, delivering fast, proven performance. It offers a number of industry-unique features, including an anti-jam front paper exit for reliable operation, the ability to print and stack up to 100 tickets without shuffling, a large 7.5-inch diameter paper roll, and the only full tool steel rotary cutter.

For more information about the Company’s complete lineup of Epic gaming and lottery printers and its Epicentral solution, please visit http://www.transact-tech.com.

Platform Positions Company to Accelerate Delivery of Proven Land-Based Game Content to Online Social and Real-Money Markets

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s only single source provider of gaming products and financial technology solutions, is now delivering a comprehensive portfolio of interactive gaming products with the launch of its Remote Game Server (“RGS”) which it will unveil at the 18th annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E®) at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas from October 9-11. Alongside the Company’s most diverse lineup of Games and FinTech solutions, Everi will show casino operators how they can seamlessly create an online gaming entertainment community uniquely tailored to their brand and player strategies through the RGS.

The RGS is a platform to develop and distribute new games with a strategy that allows operators to launch land-based, online real-money, and online social gaming channels with higher visibility and promotion. Everi will leverage its existing land-based portfolio to offer more than 50 titles on its RGS in 2019 to support the Company’s interactive gaming strategy focused on exceeding expectations by replicating Everi’s premium land-based gaming experience for online players. The RGS was recently launched to support online social gaming opportunities and will soon be available to licensed online real-money gaming operators following approval by independent gaming testing agencies and regulators by the end of the year.

“Everi is favorably positioned to help our customers benefit through the development of customized gaming experiences that will engage their existing patrons, attract new players, and help them grow their businesses,” said Michael Rumbolz, President and Chief Executive Officer, of Everi. “Our customers know Everi as a creator of world-class content with slot gaming entertainment that continues to raise the bar on excitement and player engagement. Our new interactive gaming capabilities build on this legacy with content that will enable operators to deliver the most compelling online gaming, social, casual, and mobile content and to build player loyalty for their unique and valuable brands.”

“Everi has an expansive library of tier one content that we can now bring directly from our land-based game development process to our new RGS,” said David Lucchese, Executive Vice President, Digital and Interactive Business Leader, for Everi. “While we are still early in the rollout of our interactive solutions, our capabilities and success in this segment continue to improve at a significant clip with Super Jackpot Slots™, already a top-rated, full-featured online social casino offering. We also have a tremendous library of high-performing stepper games that we are now leveraging including the successful launch of the High Rollin Vegas Slots™ online social casino. To date, our social and real-money interactive offerings are top performers and the launch of Everi’s RGS will be another catalyst as we ramp our activities. Our library uses proven land-based math models and themes that players love to play in both the three-reel mechanical and video multi-line games. Players connect and engage with Everi’s deep library of games and it’s exciting to be able to unlock this for online operators.”

At G2E, Everi’s Interactive division’s business discussions will include a focus on working with customers and partners to integrate with its RGS to bring proven, land-based tier one content to interactive and online channels. Discussions will also focus on establishing new relationships with brand and intellectual property owners to deliver these assets to both real-money wagering and social casino markets and seeking new affiliate partners and sponsorship/marketing opportunities for the Company’s social casino opportunities.

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About Everi
Everi is a leading supplier of technology solutions for the casino gaming industry. The Company provides casino operators with a diverse portfolio of products including innovative gaming machines that Powers the Casino Floor®, 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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Significant milestone towards successful completion of credit-improvement initiatives

LAS VEGAS – October 8, 2018 – AGS (NYSE: AGS) (or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products, and interactive solutions for the gaming industry, today announced that it has successfully repriced its existing $509 million in Term B Loans, and secured commitments from lenders for an additional $30 million in terms loans under its existing credit agreement.

The Term B Loans amendment, effective October 5, 2018, reduced the interest rate spread 75 basis points from LIBOR plus 425 basis points to LIBOR plus 350 basis points. The LIBOR floor remains at 100 basis points. The interest rate reduction will be 100 basis points if, at any time, the Company receives a corporate credit rating of at least B1 from Moody’s. As a result of the repricing, the Company expects to realize annual cash interest savings of approximately $3.8 million. The repriced term loans continue to be due in full in February 2024.

The new $30 million term loan facility closed and funded October 5, 2018. Initial drawn pricing for the aggregate amount of the outstanding term loan is set at LIBOR plus 350 basis points.

AGS intends to use the proceeds from the financing for general corporate purposes and additional capital to accelerate growth.

AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, “We have been very pleased with the strong support among our lenders, which has resulted in reduced interest rates and very attractive terms for our new loan facility. Today’s announcement represents another milestone towards AGS’ growth and commitment to a strong credit profile.”

 

LAS VEGAS, NV (October 8, 2018) – Gaming Arts, LLC, (“Gaming Arts” or “the Company”) an end-to-end gaming technology provider, including electronic gaming machines, bingo, keno and interactive casino-wide promotions, today announced that Keith Kruczynski, Director of Game Development, has been named to the 2018-2019 class of Emerging Leaders of Gaming (“ELG”) and Global Gaming Business Magazine (“GGB”) ‘ELG 40 Under 40’. Kruczynski will accept the notable award this week during the Global Gaming Expo (“G2E”) at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The ‘ELG 40 Under 40’ awards, produced in conjunction with The Innovation Group (TIG), Emerging Leaders of Gaming (ELG) and Global Gaming Business magazine (GGB), recognizes professionals under the age of 40 who are making significant impacts in the gaming industry.

Gaming Arts’ President Mike Dreitzer said, “On behalf of Gaming Arts we’d like to congratulate Keith for this award. It’s very well deserved and we’re very proud of what he has accomplished. We look forward to great things from him in the days ahead.”

Gaming Arts’ CEO and founder David Colvin said, “Keith has done an incredible job advancing our EGM initiatives. He and his team follow the company’s mission to always think outside of the box, bringing truly innovative products to the gaming industry. All who know Gaming Arts understand that we are ‘compulsively creative’ in all we do, and Keith is no exception.”

Kruczynski joined Gaming Arts in January 2018 to oversee a team of developers in the design, creation, testing, and release of innovative and high performing slot, bingo, and casino games, many of which will be launched at G2E in Gaming Arts’ booth no. 4447.

Before joining Gaming Arts, Kruczynski was a Game Producer at International Game Technology (IGT), where he designed and managed the production of multiple games for the Evolve Studio.

Prior to IGT, Kruczynski served as Director, Game Development with Bally Technologies/Scientific Games where he oversaw four game-development studios; helped lead the transition of the Las Vegas game development team to Windows and Unity on the ArgOS platform; and managed relationships with third-party game development studios. He led studios responsible for creating games based on popular licensed consumer brands, working closely with brand licensing and third-party licensors to effectively launch these products to gaming operators and players.

During his twelve-year tenure with Bally Technologies/Scientific Games, Kruczynski also served as Game Producer and Software Engineer. He was nominated by his peers to participate in the company’s Excellence in Leadership program – an executive development initiative for aspiring leaders. Kruczynski was also recognized by Bally Technologies as Inventor of the Quarter for the 7 Reel Two-Way Frenzy patent and was named inventor or co-inventor on five Bally Technology patents.

Kruczynski holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Siena College in Loudonville, New York, with a certificate in Theatre.

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National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. to test his Plinko skills

WHAT: Entertainment icon and The Price is Right host, Drew Carey will celebrate the world debut of IGT’s The Price is Right slots at the Global Gaming Expo. Carey will host spirited games of Plinko with the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. on a replica of the player-favorite game from the famed daytime TV show – The Price is Right.

WHEN: Wednesday – October 10, 2018

1:10 – 1:30 p.m. --- Photo Opportunity/Media Stunt

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. --- Drew Carey plays Plinko with IGT customers for real prizes

WHERE: IGT Booth #3659 – Global Gaming Expo

Sands Expo -- 201 Sands Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169

WHY: At G2E, IGT will debut three, The Price is Right-themed casino games including:

  • The Price is Right Showcase Showdown Slots on the MEGATOWER™ Universal cabinet. The towering, three-reel, five-line game stands 11-feet tall and places lucky players in the middle of their own “Showcase Showdown” bonus events, where they can spin the Big Wheel for grand prizes.
  • The Price is Right Video Slots on the CrystalCurve™ ULTRA cabinet. The vibrant three-level progressive features vignettes with game show host Drew Carey and comes to life on the cabinet’s 32-inch, curved lower display and its 50-inch, curved upper display. The highly interactive game features many of the TV game show’s most popular games such as Punch A Bunch, Cliff Hangers, and Rat Race.
  • The Price is Right Plinko Slots on the CrystalDual™+ Stepper cabinet. This three-reel, five-line game gives players the chance to play the widely loved The Price is Right Plinko game for a chance to win big prizes on a classic, mechanical reel slot.

Media Contact:

Michelle Schenk, IGT – 702.669.8177 // michelle.schenk@igt.com

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LONDON, U.K. – Oct. 8, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company will reveal slot games inspired by America’s highest-rated daytime game show, The Price is Right®, and by celebrated entertainment icon, Adam Levine, today at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. These top-tier games will be among the hundreds of IGT innovations on display in the Company’s G2E booth under the theme “Your Best Bet.”

“G2E is an opportunity for our customers to experience IGT’s The Price is Right and Adam Levine games for the first time and to visualize the fun and excitement that both brands can introduce to their casino floors,” said Dallas Orchard, IGT Chief Product Officer, Gaming. “Adding The Price is Right and Adam Levine slot games to IGT’s premium portfolio further strengthens our content roadmap for several of our premium cabinets, and continues IGT’s momentum in partnering with world-class licensed properties to create broadly appealing, unique casino experiences.”

Within IGT’s booth 3659, IGT will premiere three The Price is Right slot games -- each one introducing something new to IGT’s premium portfolio and capturing unique aspects of the timeless game show. The three new The Price is Right slots games include:

  • The Price is Right Showcase Showdown Slots on the MegaTower™ Universal cabinet. The towering, three-reel, five-line game stands 11-feet tall and places lucky players in the middle of their own “Showcase Showdown” bonus events, where they can spin the Big Wheel for grand prizes.
  • The Price is Right Video Slots on the CrystalCurve™ ULTRA cabinet. The vibrant three-level progressive features vignettes with game show host Drew Carey and comes to life on the cabinet’s 32-inch, curved lower display and its 50-inch, curved upper display. The highly interactive game features many of the TV game show’s most popular games such as Punch A Bunch, Cliff Hangers, and Rat Race.
  • The Price is Right Plinko Slots on the CrystalDual™+ Stepper cabinet. This three-reel, five-line game gives players the chance to play the widely loved The Price is Right Plinko game for a chance to win big prizes on a classic, mechanical reel slot.

Music fans will delight in the sights and sounds of IGT’s Adam Levine Video Slots on the CrystalCurve ULTRA cabinet. The game leverages a vast collection of popular Adam Levine concert imagery and entertains players with its six jackpot levels. The game includes a jukebox feature that enables players to select their favorite chart-topping songs as they enjoy the game and play for its in-game collector guitar giveaway.

For more information visit IGT.com.

LAS VEGAS, October 5, 2018 -SHARK TRAP GAMING & SECURITY SYSTEM – 2018 UPDATE

Shark Trap Gaming & Security Systems, LLC, continues to make steady progress in their quest to introduce the world’s first ‘super shufflers.’ Shark Trap shufflers are ‘smart shufflers’ that offer many advantages over traditional shufflers including no-batch platforms (only one deck required for one-deck novelty games, not two decks; only six/eight decks required for baccarat, not twelve/sixteen decks), reduction in card costs, faster and more productive games, and the capability to detect all forms of marked cards and asymmetries.

Shark Trap is making three major announcements in advance of the 2018 G2E.

First, Shark Trap has begun the GLI approval process and anticipates certification on or about January 2019. Moreover, customers are waiting to field test the units.

Second, Shark Trap is on the verge of announcing an exclusive distribution/licensing partnership that will facilitate the placements of shufflers both in the USA and abroad.

Third, Shark Trap is releasing some of the details about its ground-breaking ‘GC-Bacc System’ for baccarat, which features their one-of-a-kind round-to-round shuffle (patent to be issued in early October, 2018).

Here are just a few of the features:

• The system will be the first to increase game speed and productivity with a new
delivery system that allows each card to be dealt from a flat, forward position, which
dramatically reduces dealing distance and therefore dealing movement for every card.

• The system provides operators with more options to reduce card costs than ever before,
especially in ‘squeeze games’ where the cards are discarded after every shoe.

• Unlike any other platform in the world today, the system offers absolute protection
against marked cards and asymmetries, and we can prove it!

• The system also offers absolute protection against the most dangerous, sophisticated,
and successful baccarat scams known to exist, and many more yet to be exposed.
Examples include peek scams, cutter scams, high-tech scams, and many more.

• Finally, Shark Trap’s ‘GC-Bacc System’ for baccarat eliminates the need for
preshuffled cards! Given that preshuffled cards have become an industry staple, this
proclamation will undoubtedly raise eyebrows, but it’s true: the ‘GC-Bacc System’
renders preshuffled cards obsolete!

Shark Trap employs the same operational technology in all of its shufflers, so following GLI
approval, the expectation is that the development process will begin to pick up speed. We also expect more industry-changing announcements in the very near future.

LAS VEGAS (October 5, 2018) – Aristocrat’s passion for creativity will be overflowing in booth #1141 at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, where Aristocrat will bring the ultimate live show experience to the world’s gaming industry.


“We are excited to invite the global gaming industry to celebrate with Aristocrat as we bring leading innovations to G2E. On the show floor, we are creating the ultimate live experience that perfectly showcases our passion for what we do,” said Siobhan Lane, Aristocrat’s Sr. VP of Gaming Operations and Marketing.


Experiences include:


Mad Max: Fury Road™ Slot Game, Car, 180-Degree Photo Op, Oct. 9-11, booth #1141

Aristocrat is debuting the new Mad Max: Fury Road slot game by bringing Max’s V8 Interceptor to the show, where attendees can sit behind the wheel and get a high-octane, 180-degree photo. Attendees can also wander the heavily themed Wasteland Lounge, decorated with incredible VFX and costumes from the film.


MOTOWN® Slot Game Lounge and Graffiti Artist, Oct. 9-11, booth #1500 at Hall Entrance A

Attendees can bop into the MOTOWN® Lounge, where Aristocrat will celebrate its newest musical slot game with giveaways and a graffiti artist who will create original works of art each day, live on the show floor.


Dragon Link™ Lounge Dragon Parade, Oct. 10, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m., booth #1141

Las Vegas’ own Lohan School of Shaolin will open G2E Day 2 with a ceremonial lucky dragon dance to shower all G2E attendees in good fortune.


Buffalo™ 10th Anniversary Celebration with Giant Buffalo Cake, Oct. 10, 1:00-2:00 p.m., booth #1141

Buffalo is one of N. America’s most popular games, and as the legend turns 10, Aristocrat is celebrating and unveiling the evolution—the all-new Buffalo Diamond™. Celebration features a bash packed with goodies, including a giant Buffalo cake created by Freed’s Bakery, featured bakery on Food Network’s hit series, “Vegas Cakes.”


Aristocrat Talent Wall, Oct. 9-11, booth #1141

A wall dedicated to Aristocrat’s passionate employees gives attendees a fun and fascinating look into the company’s culture, with a series of five, custom-made short films that showcase how the company’s talented teams bring their passion to life.


It’s All About Customer Feedback, Oct. 9-11, floor-wide

Aristocrat cares about its customers and is directly soliciting attendee feedback with its first-ever Survey Hot Spots located across the show floor.


Premium Giveaways Oct. 9-11, booth #1141

No celebration is complete without prizes and surprises, and Aristocrat will give away amazing swag packs with themed merchandise from Mad Max: Fury Road, MOTOWN, Buffalo Diamond, Billions™, and FarmVille™.

 

Custom Guest Room Channel, Oct 8-11, Venetian and Palazzo Guest Rooms

The live show experience doesn’t stop on the show floor. Attendees can watch an exclusive channel in their guest rooms at the Venetian and Palazzo with content created specifically for show attendees.


Games, Games, Games

• Design matters, which is why Aristocrat created the cutting-edge flame55™ cabinet with leading titles including Billions, Buffalo Diamond, The Big Bang Theory™, and WESTWORLD™.

• Players will live on the Edge in Aristocrat’s Edge X™ cabinet with mind-blowing titles like Mad Max: Fury Road, FarmVille, Madonna™, and The Walking Dead III™.

• RELM™ and RELM XL™ cabinets step up the stepper experience with new Buffalo titles and a realm of thrilling proprietary titles.

• Class II players will cheer the Helix+™ OVATION™ platforms with innovative Aristocrat player-favorite titles amplified the Class II.

• VGT will showcase a mix of classic content leveraging the Aristocrat library of player-favorite titles and custom content created specifically for Class II operators.

System Innovations

Cutting-edge Aristocrat’s Oasis 360™ system solutions include Oasis Loyalty™, ONE LINK™, and Drinks On Tap™.
At Aristocrat, it’s all about what’s inside, and inside G2E, only Aristocrat is providing the ultimate, floor-wide show experience.


Media Contact: For interviews with Aristocrat executives about the company and its innovations, contact Dana Reynolds, Senior Director of Marketing, dana.reyolds@aristocrat.com or (702) 927-3107.