GAN Plc

Investor Presentation

London & Dublin | October 5, 2017: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company") a leading B2B supplier of Internet gaming enterprise software-as-a-service solutions to the US land-based casino Industry, announces that it will be hosting an investor presentation in London on Thursday 12 October 2017.

Dermot Smurfit, Chief Executive Officer of the Company will present the operational and financial results for the half year ended 30 June 2017, as well as an overview of the Company and its plans for the future.

The event is open to all investors and will be held from 16.30 for a 16.45 start at a venue in the City.

To register for the event, please email GAN@walbrookpr.com or call the Walbrook PR team, below.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (10/03/2017) - Aruze Gaming America (“Aruze”) today announced several changes to its organizational structure and leadership team that will become effective October 3rd, 2017.

“Aruze is continually looking at adapting our organization in response to changes in the gaming market and personal situations,” stated Takahiro Usui, Aruze’s CEO and Chairman of the Board. He added that, “this revised management structure will more fully optimize the talents and passions of our individual executives.”

The organizational changes announced today include the resignation of Richard Pennington from his positions as President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief Financial Officer at Aruze. Mr. Pennington remarked that, “I am extremely proud to have been a member of executive management at Aruze for the last seven years. I truly wish I could continue for another seven years, but my personal situation makes that impractical.” Mr. Pennington, will continue his association with Aruze as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Senior Advisor to the CFO and CEO.

With Mr. Pennington’s departure, Eric Persson will assume the responsibilities of President and be added as a Member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Persson has also been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer. “I’m excited to be a part of this opportunity and to utilize the knowledge I’ve gained over the past 18 years to take Aruze’s sales, marketing, and R&D to the next level.” Mr. Usui added, “Eric is a proven leader with a track record of success. I’m confident that he is the right person for these roles.”

Yugo Kinoshita, Aruze’s current COO and Member of the Board of Directors, will relinquish his responsibilities as COO to Mr. Persson and focus on finance, accounting, treasury, and strategic planning as Aruze’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategic Officer. In addition to overseeing Aruze’s strategic planning process, Mr. Kinoshita will continue managing its manufacturing operations. Mr. Pennington, Aruze’s former CFO stated, “Yugo is a great fit for this position; he is strategic, well educated, and a seasoned gaming executive.”

With these organizational changes, Robert Ziems, Aruze’s Chief Legal Officer will continue with his current responsibilities reporting directly to both the Board of Directors and the CEO. Mr. Ziems will assume the additional responsibilities of Corporate Secretary and become a Member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Ziems stated, “I feel fortunate to join a Board with complementary skill sets and 80+ years of gaming experience.”

Mr. Usui closed by pointing out, “Aruze exists to make gaming more entertaining for the player. These organizational changes enhance our leadership capabilities and gives Aruze the best opportunity to fulfill its mission.”
IGT SPHINX 4D game wins "Land-Based Gaming Innovation of the Year" and Cardless Connect mobile solution wins "Land-Based Product of the Year"

 

LONDON, Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company won two awards at the 2017 Global Gaming Awards. IGT's SPHINX 4D™ game was named "Land-Based Gaming Innovation of the Year" and the Company's Cardless Connect™ mobile technology was named "Land-Based Product of the Year." The Global Gaming Awards is a leading, global awards program that is held annually in Las Vegas in conjunction with the Global Gaming Expo (G2E).

"Winning two categories at the Global Gaming Awards further validates IGT's leadership in developing meaningful innovation that positions the Company and its casino customers for future opportunities," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America Gaming & Interactive. "The SPHINX 4D game delivers an unprecedented gameplay experience, combining 4D, gesture-based and mid-air haptic technologies, while Cardless Connect is the ideal example of an IGT mobile innovation that is enhancing the land-based casino environment for operators and players alike."

IGT's SPHINX 4D game and Cardless Connect solution are on display in the Company's G2E booth 3659 through Oct. 5. IGT's award-winning SPHINX 4D™ game, combining mid-air haptic and gesture-based technology with awe-inspiring 3D graphics is poised to reach casinos before the end of this year. IGT's Cardless Connect enables players to perform a series of action such as carding in and out of a slot machine, and starting a patron loyalty session with their mobile device.

IGT to showcase Chill Gaming's Bloomtopia and Fortunes of the Brave titles at G2E 2017

 

LONDON, Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) and Chill Gaming announce a multi-year distribution agreement whereby IGT is the sole distributor of Chill Gaming products worldwide outside of Australia and New Zealand. Chill Gaming, derived by blending the words "chance" and "skill," is a joint venture between Crown Resorts (ASX: CWN) and New Gaming Pty Ltd, which is owned by the founders of Wymac Gaming Solutions. Chill Gaming will focus on producing a range of innovative casino experiences aimed at creating value, entertainment, and engaging a broad demographic of players.


"This distribution agreement with Chill Gaming enables IGT to bolster our solutions portfolio with even more products that are designed to attract and entertain an expanded demographic of players," said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. "We believe that Chill Gaming's solutions will complement the momentum that IGT has recently generated with innovation-driven solutions such as IGT's Texas Tea Pinball skill-based game and our PlaySpot and Cardless Connect mobile solutions."

"Chill Gaming is excited to form a distribution partnership with IGT," said Peter Herring, Crown Resorts Group General Manager Product, Strategy and Innovation"Our goal is to create greater value and entertainment for our customers with games that engage casino patrons in new ways. We believe that IGT's global reach and the Company's history in bringing innovative products to market make it the ideal partner for distributing games from the Chill Gaming portfolio."

Two of Chill Gaming's games, Bloomtopia™ and Fortunes of the Brave™, will join the more than 400 gaming innovations in IGT's booth 3659 at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, Oct. 3-5.

  • The Bloomtopia game is a five-reel game that enables players to play for monetary and non-monetary rewards. The Bloomtopia game gives players the opportunity to grow and nurture a virtual garden throughout gameplay, by awarding virtual resources such as water, sunlight, and seeds. As a player cultivates its garden and watches it mature into a personalized and attractive environment, the player will earn in-game status and access to un-lock different garden styles.
  • The Fortunes of the Brave game offers players a unique casino experience that melds skill and chance. Fortunes of the Brave game players will have the opportunity to create an in-game character that they can customize throughout gameplay by earning and applying virtual currencies to purchase new game content. Players embody their in-game characters in premium, video game-style bonus events where player performance influences the bonus reward. The game pairs proven slot base game mechanics and with a combat bonus feature that rewards performance.
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or "the Company") today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Scientific Games International, Inc. ("SGI"), has priced $350.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.000% senior secured notes due 2025 (the "Notes") at an issue price of 100.0% in a previously announced private offering.

Scientific Games Corporation

The Notes will be guaranteed on a senior basis by Scientific Games and certain of its subsidiaries. The Notes will be secured by liens on the same collateral that secures indebtedness under Scientific Games' existing credit agreement and SGI's 7.000% senior secured notes due 2022.

Scientific Games intends to use the net proceeds of the Notes offering, together with cash on hand and borrowings under the Company's existing revolving credit facility, to finance the Company's pending acquisition (the "NYX Acquisition") of NYX Gaming Group Limited and its subsidiaries ("NYX"), including the refinancing of certain indebtedness of NYX, and to pay related fees and expenses. The offering of the Notes is not conditioned upon the consummation of the NYX Acquisition. If the NYX Acquisition is not consummated for any reason or other corporate needs arise, the Company may use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes for general corporate purposes, which may include the prepayment of term loan borrowings under the Company's existing credit agreement.

The offering is currently expected to close on October 17, 2017, subject to customary conditions.

The Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or any state securities laws and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The Notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A and to non-U.S. Persons under Regulation S under the Securities Act.

This press release does not and will not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes, nor will there be any sale of the Notes in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.
Adds MAXTime® 4H, the Industry Leader in Blackjack Hole-Card Reading and Chip Tray

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or "the Company") today announced it has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of Tech Art, the gaming industry's leading supplier of hole-card readers for blackjack. Subject to customary conditions to closing, the transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Tech Art will bring to Scientific Games its innovative MAXTime®4H product, a combination of a blackjack hole-card reader and a chip tray, as well as the proprietary table games Super Fun 21® and Bet the Bust. There will be an opportunity to market Tech Art's MAXTime®4H product internationally through Scientific Games' expansive distribution network, helping casinos across the world increase play speed and enhance the security of blackjack games. This planned acquisition is another example of Scientific Games' continued investment in solutions that help the Company better partner with their casino customers and offer the broadest portfolio of innovative products in the industry.

World-class technology leaders NOVOMATIC and FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO to premier an impressive display of over 54 dealer-assisted electronic table games (ETGs) at FOXWOODS.

NOVOMATIC Americas, the US subsidiary of the NOVOMATIC Group, has signed a multi-year agreement with North America’s largest casino resort that will bring NOVOMATIC’s industry-leading dealer-assisted Electronic Table Game product lines to the Northeast’s premier resort destination. With this multi-year agreement, Foxwoods and NOVOMATIC are dedicated to creating and adapting entertainment concepts to offer the ultimate personalized ETG experience.

The initial installation features a combination of 30 electronic gaming terminals in an inviting layout where live dealers drive the play of Novo TouchBet® Live-Baccarat and Novo TouchBet® Live-Black Jack – with multi-table selection on demand. Huge screens, dramatic lighting and personal player stations containing charging ports, bag hooks and dedicated beverage holders complete this unique offering. A second installation of 24 units will follow.

Rick Meitzler, President and CEO of NOVOMATIC Americas, said: “The entire team at NOVOMATIC Americas is proud to be a part of this exciting entertainment concept. Novo Line Novo Unity™ II has proved to be a world-leading ETG platform in its class, providing a flexible, secure and robust system to create incredible player excitement. Our ETG system is easily configurable and expands as player demand increases. Over the past several months our teams have worked together on new game concepts, design, development and the necessary approvals.”

The relationship allows NOVOMATIC and Foxwoods to continue collaboratively expanding their product offerings from slots and the successful Foxwoods Online Casino, powered by Greentube Pro, to an extended Electronic Table Games experience on the casino floor.

Wayne Theiss, SVP of Table Games for Foxwoods, said: “We are constantly looking for creative and interesting ways to entertain our players. The NOVOMATIC Americas team are great partners because they understand operations. They are operators and innovators. They listen and will deliver a mix of new products offering a range of entertaining, player-friendly electronic table gaming choices.”

NOVOMATIC’s NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II is a world-renowned entertainment system that provides a player-friendly, low barrier to entry, welcoming gaming experience. The multiplayer terminal is built on the huge success of the system in Europe and can be displayed with virtual ‘Flying’ versions of Black Jack, Roulette, Baccarat, Sic Bo and Poker 3. The dealer-operated Novo TouchBet® Live-Roulette, together with automated Novo Multi-Roulette™ and Novo Flying Roulette™, as well as Baccarat and Black Jack games, may be connected on the terminals to enable Simultaneous Betting™.

The product line is highly configurable to achieve a vast array of floor designs, player experiences and space requirements. A great variety of terminals such as the popular EXECUTIVE™ SL and NOVOSTAR® SL1 and SL2 can be linked to a single gaming device and server to maximize space. The game design allows for any level of player to personalize their entertainment experience – from novice to avid players, the Grand Dragon play area provides it all.

The installation will take place during Q4 this year.
LAS VEGAS (October 2, 2017) – Ainsworth Game Technology today announced that will begin offering customers who own or purchase the innovative A600 or A640 gaming cabinets a Product Performance Guarantee (PPG).

The PPGs will be available for each individual cabinet, enabling customer partners to have complete access to Ainsworth’s library of games. The one-time fee of $3,500 covers all software conversions for four years, encompassing both previously released and future games.

Additionally, operators can opt for a monthly subscription-based model for PPGs for only $69.95 per month with a 12-month minimum.

Both options give casino operators total access to update A600 and A640 cabinets with the top-performing Ainsworth games on an ongoing basis.

“It the past 18 months, Ainsworth has created two US-based development studios to compliment the amazing work being done out of Ainsworth main development center in Australia,” said Ainsworth Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing – North America Kelcey Allison. “We want to ensure our partners have complete access to all of the new, exciting and high-performing games being created by Ainsworth around the world. This new model enables us to ensure casino operators can get the best we have to offer at all times.”
LONDON, Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) will unveil its Wheel of Fortune® 4D slots game today for the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, Nev. The technology-rich game pairs the most celebrated slot theme of all time with the immersive gaming experience of IGT's TRUE 4D™ product line. Wheel of Fortune 4D slots will complement the more than 400 other gaming solutions in IGT's G2E booth 3659. 

IGT Unveils Wheel of Fortune 4D Slots at G2E 2017



Through the use of TRUE 4D, gesture recognition and mid-air haptic technologies, the Wheel of Fortune 4D game offers players glasses-free 3D gaming entertainment and the ability to engage with the game's 3D graphics like never before. Gesture recognition technology enables players to interact with and manipulate the game's 3D objects, and mid-air haptic technology allows players to experience tactile feedback from the game's graphics.

"G2E 2017 is the world debut for IGT's Wheel of Fortune 4D game on the CrystalCurve TRUE 4D cabinet," said Dallas Orchard, IGT Chief Product Officer, Gaming. "The game combines the player-favorite Wheel of Fortune theme with unprecedented technology and cutting-edge hardware to create a truly unique player experience. Many of our customers are anticipating the market arrival of IGT's SPHINX 4D game, which makes it even more exciting to announce additional TRUE 4D titles that they can leverage to differentiate their casino floors, and to engage a broad demographic of players."

Wheel of Fortune 4D slots is a Wide Area Progressive (WAP) jackpot–eligible game that is housed on IGT's towering CrystalCurve™ TRUE 4D™ cabinet. The game incorporates iconic gameplay elements such as the millionaire-making "Wheel Bonus" with its signature "WHEEL-OF-FORTUNE!" chant, and the likeness of famed Wheel of Fortune TV personality Vanna White. Wheel of Fortune 4D introduces a bank-wide bonus event across the 50-inch, curved, ultra-HD upper displays of up to six banked cabinets to create one unified graphic of the Wheel of Fortune wheel. The player whose winning wager initiated the bonus can then spin the wheel and all Wheel of Fortune 4D players sitting at the bank will delight in a shared experience.

The Wheel of Fortune 4D game will be joined in IGT's booth by the Company's other TRUE 4D titles including Ghostbusters™ 4D and the award-winning SPHINX 4D™ games.

IGT launched Wheel of Fortune slots in 1996 and has since created more than 240 variations of the game that can be found in more than 20 countries worldwide. The theme has minted more than 1,000 millionaires and delivered more than $3 billion in jackpots throughout its history.
New York, October 2nd, 2017 - Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) today announces key product launches, deployments, and market updates.

Major Product Launches at G2E 2017

Inspired will return to G2E 2017 at booth #4130, where it will showcase its premium Virtual Sports products, including new 1st Down virtual American football, developed specifically for the US market. Inspired 1st down features the latest motion capture techniques and 3D animation and will launch in 2018.

Inspired will also debut its new curved screen cabinet at G2E, featuring an ultra High Definition touch screen and 4K technology.  The cabinet will be the first ever 43” curved screen cabinet to become available in the UK B2/B3 market, launching Fall 2017.

 

Betfred Contract Renewal and Extension

Inspired has both renewed and extended its B2 B3 VLT contract with the UK’s largest independent bookmaker, Betfred.

Inspired and Betfred’s existing B2 B3 VLT contract will be renewed for a further 5 years, with shops acquired from Ladbrokes Coral now added.

 

New Virtuals Content Live with BetFred

New Virtual Sports content from Inspired, including second and third channels of Rush Horses and Rush Greyhounds, is now live in venues across the Betfred retail estate. Inspired is currently delivering a brand new virtual race every minute on over 50% of Betfred venue screens and expects to be live in circa. 1,700 venues by the end of 2017.

 

Virtual Sports to go Live in Over 200 BoyleSports Venues

Premium Virtual Sports and Numbers Games from Inspired will become available in over 200 Boylesports venues in the Republic of Ireland in FY18.

Rush Football 2 Live with Bet365

3 streams of Inspired’s premium football product, Rush Football 2 are now live with online operator, Bet365.

 

Virtual Sports Live With Betway via Microgaming Sportsbook

Inspired’s premium Virtual Sports content is now available to Betway customers following an integration with Microgaming’s sportbook.  Premium Virtual Sports products from Inspired including Rush Horses, Football, Greyhounds, and Trotting are now available to Betway customers in the UK and Sweden. Inspired’s award winning content is now available to all Microgaming customers.

 

Mobile Success

Inspired’s Mobile and online business reports growing numbers of customers live with its premium slots content via its Virgo RGS including Gala Coral, Betfred, William Hill, Mr. Green, Bet 365, Leovegas, SkyBingo and MyBet.

Premium content from Inspired now available on mobile and online includes recently launched 2 Fat Cats, Leaders of the Freespins World, Centurion, Super Hot Fruits, Henry VIII, Atlantis, Rush BingGo!, Rush Dogs Go! among others.

Inspired Shortlisted for EGR Game of the Year Award 

Inspired’s ‘Centurion Freespins’ has been shortlisted for the EGR Game of the Year Award. The winner will be announced in October 2017.

Inspired’s Nick Weil Named in Global Gaming Business’ 40 Under 40

In recognition of his work in introducing Inspired’s Virtual Sports products to American lotteries, Weil will be named in GGB’s 40 under 40 at anEmerging Leaders Reception during G2E 2017.
Dynamic Games from In Bet Gaming Portfolio add Power to AGS Offerings


LAS VEGAS, October 2, 2017 – The library of table game offerings from AGS (“the Company”) continues to grow after the Company announced the purchase of five dynamic, new games from New-Jersey based company In Bet Gaming (“In Bet”) today. This strategic acquisition elevates the Company’s table product install base to more than 2,500 and marks the largest table game investment in AGS history. At the Global Gaming Expo (“G2E”) this week in Las Vegas, the Company will showcase the strength and diversity of its new assets by showing the  Super 4™ Blackjack progressive game, Jackpot Blackjack™ game, and the Royal 9™ Baccarat progressive game inside its booth.
 

“We’ve always been passionate about strategically investing in games and technology building momentum in the market,” said John Hemberger, Senior Vice President of Table Products for AGS. “This acquisition combines In Bet’s proven, innovative table game side bets with our customer-focused distribution network and expertise in table game progressive technology to deliver players and operators unmatched gaming experiences.”
 

“AGS showed it can take trending games and spread them to new markets in new ways after they acquired our popular games In Between™ and Criss Cross Poker™ in 2014,” said Ron LaDuca, CEO of In Bet Gaming. “Their team has the relentless passion, scale, talent, and technology to take these already successful games and amplify their commercial delivery.”  
 

As part of the agreement, AGS has purchased a game library with approximately 500 installs worldwide, including Super 4, Blackjack Match Progressive, Jackpot Blackjack, Royal 9, and Jackpot Baccarat™. Each game features a simple, rewarding side bet that extends the winning experience in interactive ways. For example, when the dealer shows an ace in Super 4, every active Super 4 wager wins. When the dealer hits a blackjack, the Super 4 Bonus triggers and players make a four-card poker hand combined with the dealer’s two cards for a chance at a progressive jackpot win. Progressive prize amounts on Super 4 have climbed to more than $1,000,000 to offer life-changing wins.

 

Visit AGS at G2E booth #1253 to experience why these games captivate players and how the Company plans to leverage its technology expertise to further expand their reach. 
Dennis to Lead Global Marketing & Product Strategy to Grow Brands Across Portfolio

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced the appointment of Shawn Dennis as EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer and President Kevin Sheehan. A 25-year veteran of entertainment, consumer products and sports marketing industries, Dennis previously served as Global Head of Brand and Franchise for DreamWorks Animation and Chief Marketing Officer for American Girl, Dell and the National Football League.



As Chief Marketing Officer, Dennis will be responsible for elevating Scientific Games' global leadership brand position, promoting its powerful, integrated brands and increasing engagement with customers and players for the company's innovative content and technology in gaming, interactive and lottery. Dennis will use her brand franchise experience to capitalize on the incredibly exciting James Bond Experience across its portfolio of omni-channel products.

Kevin Sheehan, Scientific Games Chief Executive Officer and President, said, "We are excited to welcome Shawn to the Scientific Games executive team. With her tremendous experience leading marketing for high profile companies and brands in the entertainment and technology sector, she is perfectly suited to lead our marketing efforts to enhance consumer and customer engagement, drive topline revenue growth and catapult the Company's next phase of growth."

Dennis joins Scientific Games from DreamWorks Animation, where she served as the Global Head of Brand and Franchise Development. At DreamWorks she accelerated their industry leadership position by extending the life of iconic franchises through enhanced Consumer Products licensing, leveraging new customer engagement points such as DreamWorks Television, the worlds' largest YouTube tween and kids' channels.

Prior to DreamWorks Animation, Dennis delivered unprecedented growth for Mattel's American Girl Company, where she oversaw marketing across all channels, product development and book/magazine publishing. A consumer products industry veteran, Dennis also led global B2B marketing, brand management and marketing communications for Dell Computers, and served as Chief Marketing Officer for the National Football League where she set the strategic direction for the league's year-round marketing and consumer products efforts. Dennis also held senior positions leading co-brand card marketing for MasterCard International and partnership marketing for Universal Studios.  

In addition to her professional experience, Dennis serves on the Board of Directors of GoldieBlox, an innovative line of toys and content that encourages girls' engineering and critical thinking, the University of Wisconsin School of Business Center for Brand and Product Management and leads a national Brain Health task force for the American Heart Association.

Dennis earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She will be based at Scientific Games' global headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada.
LONDON, Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT PLC") (NYSE:IGT) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (the "Company" and collectively with IGT PLC, "IGT"), has agreed with the California Lottery to extend its existing contract for seven years, through October 31, 2026. An IGT customer since 1986, the California Lottery is the second largest lottery in the United States, generating approximately $91.4 billion in sales, and contributing nearly $31 billion to public education since its inception in 1985.

"IGT and the California Lottery have enjoyed a long and successful partnership for more than three decades. We have assisted the Lottery in increasing sales and funds for education exponentially over the past several years, including in its most recent audited fiscal year with lottery sales of $6.276 billion and $1.587 billion returned to education," said Jay Gendron, IGT Senior Vice President, WLA North America Lottery. "We look forward to using this opportunity to further strengthen our partnership with the California Lottery and its retailers through the deployment of leading-edge solutions."

Under the extension, IGT will provide its industry-leading Aurora™ system platform to the California Lottery, providing it with a comprehensive set of new tools and applications to support the Lottery's player and retailer base, and enhance the back-office suite. This new platform includes:

  • Aurora Navigator, a new user-friendly, back-office suite that will provide the tools the California Lottery will require to manage its business and maximize productivity;
  • OpenRetail, a new retail solution software architecture that will enable the California Lottery to deploy a single terminal application across multiple types of retailer devices, reducing complexity and time to market, and creating new retailer expansion opportunities; and
  • Performance Wizard, a comprehensive, dashboard-driven solution for analytics and business intelligence.
Additionally, the California Lottery will receive IGT's best-in-class equipment delivery that includes more than 19,000 Altura™ GT1200 Flex retailer terminals, offering a smaller footprint to optimize retail space, while continuing to offer a highly-configurable platform. IGT's Ticket-Scan™ Plus ticket checkers allow players to easily and securely check the win status of their own instant and draw-based tickets. The Company will also deliver its Gemini Ultra™ self-service lottery vending machine, offering players an easy-to-use interface and a buying experience that is intuitive and inviting. The Lottery will also receive new monitors for multimedia advertising as well as HotSpot draw shows. Certain Lottery retailers will receive IGT's patented Dual Comm Inside, comprising a combination of next-generation VSAT and cellular-based technology. Tablet-based third-party terminals will be provided to the Lottery giving them the capability to provide more terminal type devices to new and current retailers, and create new opportunities for expanding the retailer base.

The Company will continue to provide ongoing services to the Lottery such as support and maintenance of the central system, communications network, and more than 140,000 points-of-sale in over 22,000 retailer locations; field services; marketing and research services; consumables; and call center support.
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Scientific Games International, Inc. ("SGI"), intends, subject to market and other conditions, to commence an offering of $350.0 million of senior secured notes due 2025 (the "Notes") in a private offering.

Scientific Games intends to use the net proceeds of the Notes offering, together with cash on hand and borrowings under the Company's existing revolving credit facility, to finance the Company's pending acquisition (the "NYX Acquisition") of NYX Gaming Group Limited and its subsidiaries ("NYX"), including the refinancing of certain indebtedness of NYX, and to pay related fees and expenses. The offering of the Notes is not conditioned upon the consummation of the NYX Acquisition. If the NYX Acquisition is not consummated for any reason, the Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes for general corporate purposes, which may include the prepayment of term loan borrowings under the Company's existing credit agreement.

The Notes will be guaranteed on a senior basis by Scientific Games and certain of its subsidiaries. The Notes will be secured by liens on the same collateral that secures indebtedness under Scientific Games' existing credit agreement and SGI's 7.000% senior secured notes due 2022.

The Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or any state securities laws and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The Notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A and to non-U.S. Persons under Regulation S under the Securities Act.

This press release does not and will not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes, nor will there be any sale of the Notes in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.
G2E Highlights Include Debut of All-New Empire 5527 Premium Cabinet; Expanded Portfolio of Licensed Content with New Themes such as The Brady BunchWillie Nelson, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Knight Rider, Singin’ in the Rain and Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

Company to Celebrate Blockbuster Finale of 6th Annual TournEvent of Champions

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), will demonstrate its position as the only gaming technology provider that can deliver a comprehensive portfolio of gaming entertainment and payments solutions to help casino operators deliver a winning experience for their players at the 17th annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E®), to be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center (Booth #1116) in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 3-5.  Alongside a deep lineup of new, innovative Payments solutions, Everi Games will display the most diverse set of gaming entertainment products in its history, including more than 90 unique game themes and seven new licensed titles, new hardware and game innovations, an exciting upgrade for the award-winning TournEvent® slot tournament solution and, for the sixth consecutive year, the thrilling conclusion to the 2017 TournEvent of Champions®.

Michael Rumbolz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Everi, commented, “By leveraging our growing talent base and customer-centric development strategy, the Games team’s expertise and focus continues to establish Everi as a leading full-service gaming equipment provider. I am excited for customers to see first-hand the potential of our product portfolio to aid in their efforts to provide guests with leading gaming entertainment solutions. As the industry’s only provider of games and payments solutions, I believe Everi’s booth is a must-see destination at the show.”

Dean Ehrlich, Executive Vice President and Games Business Leader of Everi, added, “Our product roadmap strategy will be on full display at the 2017 Global Gaming Expo. Our talented development team has created a strong array of new cabinets and game themes that will keep players engaged and energized, and our customers will see Everi’s clear commitment to help them achieve their objectives.  We look forward to welcoming customers to our booth at G2E 2017 and showing them how we can work together to drive growth in their casino business.”

Everi Games’ G2E product demonstrations will include:

Exciting New Hardware & Innovation 
With the continued expansion of the Company’s game theme portfolio to include new premium and licensed content, Everi is set to debut an exciting lineup of powerful new hardware options that leverage the new game themes to create unique gaming experiences.

Everi will debut the Empire MPX™ cabinet, (also dubbed the E43), as a for-sale offering with non-licensed themes at G2E. Thanks to its unique cabinet shape that allows for optimized bank configurations, the E43 cabinet allows operators to place more units in a dedicated space and save up to 25% casino floor space compared to traditional bank configurations. The E43 also features a 43-inch full HD display, game-controlled lighting with backlight feature, and a new ergonomic LCD button deck with USB charging docks.

The all-new Empire 5527 premium lease cabinet features a portrait-oriented 55-inch upper display and landscape-oriented 27-inch lower display that are sure to dazzle players. The Empire 5527 cabinet leverages proven technology from the Company’s Empire MPX to deliver an exciting new player experience with visuals never before seen on an Everi gaming device.

Upping the bar to create immersive gaming experiences and engaging player bonus features, Everi is introducing its next-generation Nitro™ media system to new areas of the slot floor at G2E 2017. The Nitromedia system helps power new visual effects and engaging game features that can be displayed bank-wide across connected top box screens as well as on overhead signs and toppers such as the Company’s 65-inch, full HD overhead Foundation™ sign.

By leveraging the combined power of the Empire 5527 and Nitro, Everi will debut an all-new premium banked game solution. The new Empire Arena creates immersive gaming experiences and bank-wide bonuses that are sure to grab players’ attention from across the entire gaming floor.

A new larger-than-life sign package, Renegade 3600™, delivers three 43-inch convex curved monitors which combine to create a unique visual bonus experience, and its sign-based speaker package supplements the sound capabilities of the individual gaming cabinets to offer a unique floor-wide celebration environment that is sure to turn heads.

Everi Bet™ version 2.0 will be implemented on a variety of new titles. The newest version of Everi Bet builds on the revolutionary original offering and allows operators to optimize their gaming floors by easily configuring enabled games while preserving hit rates and maintaining intended volatility.  Everi Bet 2.0 will also include accelerated game features as the players ramp up their bets on certain new theme deployments.

Exciting New Licensed Content
Everi’s strategic focus on expanding its portfolio of third-party content continues to leverage brands and themes that lend themselves to logical player appeal and innovative game play mechanics. The fruits of this ongoing effort will be on full display at G2E 2017 as Everi will debut exciting new games based on well-known entertainment properties, personalities and characters – including The Brady Bunch™,Willie Nelson™Buffy The Vampire Slayer™, Knight Rider™, Singin’ in the Rain™, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week™, and Hot Stuff™ – that are sure to raise the bar for players.

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™.

The new Buffy The Vampire Slayer for the Empire MPX cabinet is a 5-reel, 1024-ways video game that showcases Buffy Summers, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s popular “Slayer” character, battling against the vampires and demons of the paranormal world that emanates from the Hellmouth beneath Sunnydale High School’s library.

Knight Rider, the classic NBC television series starring David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight and his AI-equipped car,  KITT, comes to life on both the Core HDX® and Player HD® cabinets in a new 5-reel, 30-line video game.

Singin’ in the Rain, based on the classic American romantic-comedy movie musical which ranks in the top ten on the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time list, is a new 3-reel, 5-line mechanical game making its debut on the Skyline cabinet. Featuring a symbol-triggered Wide-Area Progressive jackpot award and a free spin bonus that showcases the iconic song and clips from the film, this new game will surely excite traditional mechanical game players.

A new key content introduction for Empire Arena is Discovery Channel’s Shark Week bank-wide bonus game. Shark Week brings undersea adventure to life in a spectacular new way as the capabilities of Nitrodrive thrilling new bank-wide bonus offerings and big win celebrations for a banked array of six gaming devices. The immersive environment features colorful tropical fish and sharks swimming in constant motion across the Nitro System-controlled top screens, interacting with the on-screen coral reef and even down onto the player’s LCD button panel, providing stunning visuals that draw players’ attention from across the slot floor.

The debut game for the Empire 5527 is The Brady Bunch, a new licensed title based on the classic 1970’s sitcom. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, it will feature the show’s beloved characters along with a variety of bonus games that include video clips and sound from the show’s most memorable moments. There are multiple mystery bonus triggers and two exciting picking bonuses – including the Hawaii Pick, which offers the chance to win the Grand Progressive, and the Sunshine Day free spins, which offers a frequent retrigger and increasing multiplier – along with a featured “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” bonus that brings Maureen McCormick’s legendary Marcia Brady character to life.

Hot Stuff’s Diamond Blaze™, Everi’s new Class II and Class III WAP banked solution, creates a larger-than-life experience for the entire casino floor thanks to the new Renegade 3600 sign package. Renegade 3600 creates a unique visual bonus experience by combining three 43-inch convex curved monitors and individually controlled LED lighting around each monitor for exciting big win anticipation and a celebratory light show.

TournEvent Innovation Continues
The award-winning, industry-leading TournEvent slot tournament solution has been a centerpiece of Everi’s Global Gaming Expo presence for more than nine years and a centerpiece of casino floors for nearly as long. Offering unparalleled operator flexibility and player entertainment, and powered by NitroTournEvent 5.0 takes the TournEvent fun to a new level with a number of administrative upgrades and exciting new out-of-revenue games.

During G2E 2017, Everi will feature two exciting tournament events in its booth (#1116) on the show floor, putting the TournEvent bank on display to good use. First, the Company presents it’s first-ever TournEvent for Customers on Tuesday, October 3, at 2:00 p.m. Everi will also host celebrities and media personalities who will compete in the TournEvent for Charities on Wednesday, October 4, at 11:00 a.m.The event will feature 24 Las Vegas celebrities and media personalities playing for a share of the $40,000 prize pool for charity.  Both of these high-profile events will be played on the newly released Fruit Ninja TournEvent game.

The 2017 Global Gaming Expo will also serve as the host for The Million Dollar Event®*, the always exciting culmination of the 2017 TournEvent of Champions, which kicked off on April 28 at Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington. In its sixth consecutive year, the 2017 TournEvent of Champions featured three tour buses and The Money Man visiting 107 casinos across the United States and Canada to identify the 173 players who will compete on October 4 at XS in the Wynn/Encore Las Vegas Resort for a share of $1.3 million in cash prizes, including a $1 million top prize.

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

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WESTWORLD™ Slot Game to Premiere in Las Vegas this October at Global Gaming Expo 2017

LAS VEGAS (September 27, 2017) – Aristocrat, casino gaming industry leader, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will premiere the WESTWORLD™ Slot Game based on HBO’s hit TV show WESTWORLD this October at Global Gaming Expo 2017 (G2E) in Las Vegas.

“We are thrilled to present our customers with the excitement of the WESTWORLD Slot Game,” said Siobhan Lane, Aristocrat Senior Vice President, Marketing & Gaming Operations North America. “At Aristocrat, our absolute number one priority with every game we create is to help our customers provide their players with an entertaining experience. We aggressively pursue the very best and most influential licenses to achieve that mission, and WESTWORLD is a very exciting addition.”

HBO’s one-hour drama series WESTWORLD is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

The series recently earned a phenomenal 22 Emmy® nominations (tied for the most of any program), including Outstanding Drama Series. With an average gross audience of 13 million viewers, WESTWORLD ranks as the most-watched freshman season amongst all original series on HBO.

Inspired by the motion picture “Westworld,” written and directed by Michael Crichton, the new series is produced by Kilter Films, Bad Robot Productions and Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, and created for television by executive producers Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight, Interstellar) and Lisa Joy (Pushing Daisies). In addition, executive producers for the drama’s first season include J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest), Jerry Weintraub (Ocean’s Eleven films) and Bryan Burk (Star Trek films). The series returns for its second season in 2018.

The WESTWORLD Slot Game will take players on a thrilling journey through the series, which features fan-favorite characters, attractive imagery, high-definition footage of the most memorable scenes, and the show’s distinctive music.

WESTWORLD Slot Game will debut on Aristocrat’s new and sleek flame55™ cabinet. Every aspect of flame55 is designed to provide a superior gaming experience, including a unique single-screen double-curved 55” 4K monitor, stereo “symphonic” audio, virtual button deck, and advanced ergonomics.

Aristocrat’s portfolio includes several other Warner Bros. Consumer Products licensed titles such as the Batman™ Classic TV Series Slot Game, The Big Bang Theory™ Slot Game, Dumb & Dumber™ Slot Game, A Christmas Story™ Slot Game, and many others.

Experience the WESTWORLD Slot Game in Aristocrat’s booth #1141 at G2E.

First North American WAP in Company History Now Live

LAS VEGAS (September 20, 2017) – Ainsworth Game Technology today announced it has installed a custom Wide Area Progressive (WAP) jackpot at Seminole Gaming properties throughout South Florida. It marks the first WAP in Ainsworth’s North American history.

The Dream Hit WAP – which starts at $350,000 and must hit by $500,000 -- will be available on 60 Ainsworth games across three Seminole Gaming casinos and two Hard Rock casinos. Dream Hit will be available to players at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, and Seminole Casino Hollywood.

Seminole Gaming Vice President of Gaming Operations Juan Martinez said: “We’ve had many great successes with Ainsworth’s traditional local progressive set-ups allowing us to create and manage some unique and custom configurations. We are excited about carrying that technology forward for our in-house multisite (WAP).”

The Dream Hit WAP is made possible by Ainsworth’s new A-Link Controller. The new controller enables Ainsworth to create symbol-driven and mystery wide area progressives to fit any size gaming operation. Additionally, Ainsworth provides custom graphics for each installation.

“I’d like to thank the leadership of Seminole Gaming for the continued successful partnership between our organizations,” said Ainsworth President – North America Mike Dreitzer. “We are excited to – for the first time – be offering players life-changing jackpots of up to $500,000. The A-Link controller, when combined with our customized WAP offering, enables Ainsworth to continue to grow our base in North America.”

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") will showcase its vast collection of casino, lottery and interactive solutions to empower the player experience at the Global Gaming Expo ("G2E") October 2-5 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

Scientific Games Chief Executive Officer and President Kevin Sheehan said, "Every year we raise the bar at G2E, and this year our innovation teams have elevated the game significantly, with a huge portfolio of new game content, stunning new slot cabinets, and the industry's most advanced lottery and interactive B2B solutions. And what truly sets our booth apart is our exclusive JAMES BONDshowcase, where we will debut our first products based on the incredible BOND franchise. We are excited to bring our customers the most innovative products in the industry."

The centerpiece of Scientific Games' G2E exhibit this year is the immersive JAMES BOND Experience, made possible through the exclusive agreement with EON Productions Limited, Danjaq, LLC and MGM Interactive Inc., a subsidiary of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., which gives Scientific Games the rights to leverage all past and future iconic JAMES BOND films, as well as the film's talent portraying JAMES BOND.

  • Scientific Games reveals its first JAMES BOND experiences – bringing to life the action, excitement, thrills, sophistication, and intrigue synonymous with one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time. Scientific Games will unveil JAMES BOND CASINO ROYALE on the new Gamefield 2.0™ platform, JAMES BOND GOLDFINGER, featured on the TwinStar J43™ with iReels platform and JAMES BOND DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER on the Blade™ with Wheel cabinet.

Known for its innovation in cabinet design and engaging content, Scientific Games debuts innovative technology and hot new content on sophisticated, sleek new platforms at G2E:

  • The towering TwinStar® V75, featuring a bold 75-inch curved Ultra HD monitor, emotive lighting with holographic LEDs; dual re-spin bet buttons, an oversized 24-inch iDeck and a patent-pending simple assembly design. This showstopper debuts with MONOPOLY™ Hot Shot®, which combines the iconic MONOPOLY brand with player-favorite Hot Shot Game-in features.
  • The new sensational TwinStar J43 amazes with a spectacular 43-inch curved display that is impressive sleek technology and innovation. Featuring industry-leading hardware and thrilling multimedia lighting and sound, the J43 will feature the next generation Zeus Unleashed™ and showcase the iconic WONDER WOMAN games based on the beloved 1970s live-action TV show.
  • The new TwinStar J43 with iReels features the best of all worlds, integrating the traditional feel of a stepper cabinet, the dynamic graphic capabilities of a contemporary HD display, and an engaging transmissive LCD panel that provides a dramatic effect by allowing video to be displayed over the reels. This new cabinet debuts with JAMES BOND GOLDFINGERTHE LORD OF THE RINGS™ RULE THEM ALL and Cash Spin Deluxe.
  • Capturing fan-favorites, Bally® Classic High-Denomination Steppers are being released on the popular TwinStar cabinet. Some of the most beloved classic games from the Bally library include Blazing 7s®, Bonus Times, Black & White® 5x Pay, and Double Jackpot Triple Blazing 7s. 

Leveraging its international game content, Scientific Games is introducing its successful global games to the US.

  • Scientific Games highlights new Lock It Link® titles Cats, Hats, And More Bats™ and Eureka Reel Blast™, following on the phenomenal international success of this Near Area Progressive series.
  • Also on display will be the fabulous Fortunes 3™ game. This title takes three amazing Duo Fu Duo Cai® games and places them on a multi-game platform. The games include Echo Fortunes™Fu Daddy Fortunes™ and the original 88 Fortunes®.

In its expansive Bally Systems area, Scientific Games highlights its award-winning casino and slot management systems solutions, with a focus on:

  • Mobile / Cloud-Based Solutions developed to empower operators to stay connected to their customers and to their business. With Scientific Games mobile solutions, players can receive promotional offers, check their loyalty points and even play casino games on their mobile device. The cloud-based and mobile solutions enable casino management to stay close to their business, even when they are not on the floor.
  • 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.
  • Praxis Analytics™, a groundbreaking solution that leverages predictive analytics and machine-learning external data sources to develop intelligence on casino players, and then converts the analytics into action, providing recommendations to maximize revenues from the player base.

Scientific Games' electronic table games and its proprietary table games promote player excitement and operator profitability.

  • An electronic table games G2E highlight, Fusion Hybrid, provides concurrent betting on live Baccarat, Roulette Sic Bo, and three new games: Stadium Blackjack™Stadium Three Card Poker™ and Casino War® games. Via a one-touch tab, Fusion Hybrid enables players to access gameplay on up to four different live table games, without leaving their seats. Available with five to 300 seats for stadium-type environments, configurations are endless.
  • EZ Baccarat®, the most popular baccarat brand in the US and Canada will also be showcased. EZ Baccarat is played exactly as the traditional game but takes no commission and features the fantastical Dragon 7® and Panda 8® side bets. EZ Baccarat tables are available in over 180 casinos and card rooms worldwide.

SG Interactive empowers mobile player engagement with personalized offers, consumer-favorite social casino games, and portrait mode RGS content.

  • SG Interactive will offer live demonstrations of the enhanced SG Universe®, a comprehensive, proprietary product suite featuring the Mobile Concierge platform, Play4Fun Network™ social casino, and Core Systems Integration technology. The next generation of SG Universe includes an intuitive interface, and exciting, never before seen customization options.
  • Scientific Games will highlight its proven Remote Game Server ("RGS") game library with high-performing recent launches, new portrait mode content and highly popular titles such as Fu Dao Le®, MONOPOLY Bring the House Down, Zeus® God of Thunder, THE WIZARD OF OZ™ ROAD TO EMERALD CITY, and more.

Scientific Games brings exciting sports-betting action to G2E with SG Sports™, an enhanced omni-channel solution for online and retail fixed odds sports betting.

Developed for secure integration with land-based casino gaming systems, lottery central gaming systems, and licensed interactive-only operators, SG Sports will be demonstrated on the PlayCentral® EX and new small-form self-service terminals for payment, redemption, and verification.

  • PlayCentral EX delivers an expansive betting program in real time, including unlimited sports, events and markets. Designed to work well in a variety of bet shops and retail locations, this easy-to-navigate terminal can be used as an end-to-end sports betting solution or as an integral part of the omni-channel SG Sports platform to deliver pre-game and in-play excitement.
  • Scientific Games' new, small-form self-service betting terminal featuring a 15" touchscreen allows players to place sports bets, receive a printed bet slip, and check status through a barcode reader.

The 007 Gun Logo and related James Bond Trademarks © 1962-2017 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. The 007 Gun Logo and related James Bond Trademarks are trademarks of Danjaq, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 
MONOPOLY is a trademark of Hasbro.  Used with permission.  ©2017 Hasbro.  All rights reserved.
The Lord of the Rings © 2017 New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.
THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co. (s17)  Judy Garland as Dorothy from THE WIZARD OF OZ.  (s17)
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About Scientific Games 
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) is the global leader in technology-based gaming systems, table games, table products and instant ticket games and a leader in products, services and content for gaming, lottery and interactive markets. Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, creative content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. Today, we offer customers a fully integrated portfolio of technology platforms, robust systems, engaging content and unrivaled professional services. For more information, please visit  ScientificGames.com.

About EON Productions
EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Wilson/Broccoli family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company that makes the James Bond films and together with Danjaq controls all worldwide merchandising. The 007 franchise has produced twenty-four films since 1962.

About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world's deepest libraries of premium film and television content.  In addition, MGM has investments in numerous television channels.  For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

NOVOMATIC has entered a licensing agreement with Miramax® for the rights to produce casino games based on the infamous crime and horror film ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’. As part of the multi-year agreement, NOVOMATIC is able to develop and distribute ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ branded games for both land-based and online casino platforms.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino, ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, providing an ideal time to resurrect the film on casino floors worldwide. Rodriguez more recently developed ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ into an original series that has gained rave reviews and recently concluded its third season.

Staying true to the cult classic, the ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ slot game delivers an explosive adventure for slot enthusiasts and fans of the film alike. Starring George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino as the Gecko brothers, Salma Hayek as Santanico Pandemonium, as well as Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis and Danny Trejo in footage from the film, players are taken on a journey to Mexico from the comfort of a V.I.P. chair on the luxury NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. III and V.I.P. Lounge™ cabinets that control the action and provide gripping surround sound.

In addition to various features and mini bonuses happening during the base game, three bonus symbols trigger the ‘Bonus Twister’ wheel that players spin to win credits or enter a bonus. Sit back and watch the sensual dancer as she moves around the reels in the ‘Dancing Bonus’, acting as a ‘Dancing Wild’ symbol that can fill up to three reels and rack up big wins by doing so. In the ‘Mugshot Bonus’, reels spin to uncover Clooney and Tarantino mugshots that match various credits.

‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ will make its international debut at the upcoming G2E in Las Vegas!

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Graf, CTO NOVOMATIC, said: “From Dusk Till Dawn is a cult film that has regained attention due to its 20-year anniversary. We are very pleased to be partnering with Miramax on this great brand and are excited to combine our world-class gaming technology with this distinguished film and bring it to casino players around the world.”

For the first time at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth Game Technology will team up to showcase a combined booth, brimming with market-first innovation. Presenting a comprehensive product portfolio that features best-in-class technologies from both companies, visitors to Booth #1259 will see the latest range of cabinet innovations, premium branded slots, electronic table games, linked progressive jackpot solutions, system tools, online and social content, as well as a few surprises in store.

Taking centre stage for NOVOMATIC will be the international premiere of From Dusk Till Dawn, following the recent partnership with Miramax®. This enthralling theme resurrects the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez classic on the casino floor as the cult film celebrates its 20-year anniversary. Presented on the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. III and V.I.P. Lounge™ cabinets, the game has all the elements to inspire players with its fiery gameplay, Dusk and Dawn jackpots, and exciting features and bonuses.

A major highlight for Ainsworth will be Pac-Man™ Dynamic Edition that sees one of the most recognizable figures in arcade game history on the A640® cabinet. This title follows the success of Pac-Man™ Wild Edition, which has seen significant uptake in the US, and adds even more fun with thrilling bonus features and massive jackpots. The A640® will also feature exciting new titles such as Desert Dawn, Desert Dusk, Rumble Rumble Eagle and Nostradamus, and new brands QuickSpin and Power Shot will debut at the show.

 

 

From the NOVOMATIC V.I.P. line of speciality cabinets will be the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. Royal that features a standout 65” upright full HD LED screen. Presenting a selection of feature games such as Asian Fortunes™ and Treasures of Tut™ – two player-favourites in the US – this attractive cabinet unfolds the Very Important Player Experience on a grand scale. The hit NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. II and V.I.P. Lounge™ cabinets will also be on show with a selection of new games such as Dancing Dragons™ and Hold your Horses™.

The full range of Ainsworth cabinets, including the A640®, A600® and A600® Slant Top, will display more than 130 games, for both Class III and Class II markets. Highlights on the A600® include Hao Yun Dao, a new Asian-themed linked progressive series, as well as new brands FirePower and Big Hit Bonanza, which make their international debuts at the show. Undoubtedly the Class II highlight will be the unveiling of AnyBet, a linked progressive system that offers players the chance to win progressive jackpots on any Ainsworth game.

Developed in collaboration with teams in the US, Austria and worldwide, a selection of content for the US will be previewed by NOVOMATIC Americas. New titles include Empire V™ Superior, Red Dream™, JackPOP!™ and JackPOW!™, as well as Jackpot Edition deluxe games. Leading technologies for global markets will feature the hit GAMINATOR® Scorpion and DOMINATOR® Curve cabinets, the redesigned NOVOSTAR® II, and the new Lotus Roulette™ Pro – a live gaming experience that combines slots and table games, and features a high-speed roulette wheel that boasts the world’s fastest game frequency.

The latest selection of online, mobile and social gaming solutions will be exhibited by Greentube, the NOVOMATIC interactive division. A highlight of the presentation will be Greentube Pro – the private-label social casino built from the ground up for the US. Cutting-edge bingo machines will be on display by the video bingo subsidiary Otium, as well as leading bingo titles, standalone and linked jackpots. In addition, Octavian will demonstrate its latest tools on the ACP – Accounting Control Progressives – casino management system.

 

LONDON, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) will demonstrate significant advancements across its hardware, content, and solutions portfolio in booth 3659 at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), Oct. 3 – 5 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.  

IGT's "Let's Play" Theme for G2E 2017 Signals Delivery of Market-Ready Cabinets, Content, and Innovation
- Expands leadership position in innovative, engaging player experiences with new TRUE 4D™ titles, the introduction of PowerSight™ technology, and the Company's first virtual reality game
- Launches for-sale CrystalCurve™ cabinet and content
- Bolsters momentum of growing Proven Performer video-reel portfolio with game segmentation strategy
- Showcases exciting next-generation mobile solutions for operators and players alike
- Broadens new cabinet offering to address compelling emerging market opportunities with Tournaments, Class II and Electronic Table Games
LONDON, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) will demonstrate significant advancements across its hardware, content, and solutions portfolio in booth 3659 at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), Oct. 3 – 5 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.  

IGT’s “Let’s Play” Theme for G2E 2017 Signals Delivery of Market-Ready Cabinets, Content, and Innovation



"Having completed our new cabinet lineup over the last year, we will fulfill the commitment we made to our customers to launch new and compelling offerings at G2E 2017," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America Gaming & Interactive. "Our 'Let's Play' theme introduces a vast portfolio of content across our core and premium categories, and our pursuit of growth opportunities with expanded solutions and innovations for electronic table games, the Class II market, and mobile."

IGT's G2E hardware lineup of market-ready solutions will include core video cabinets such as the CrystalCurve with for-sale content, and the S3000® mechanical reel cabinet with Class II content, representing the Company's progress in completely renovating its full hardware lineup. Solutions such as the IGT Dynasty electronic table games (ETG) terminals, with the addition of new content and screen configurations, offer a clear demonstration of IGT's commitment to advancement in emerging market segments.

IGT's CrystalCurve cabinet has been central to the Company's Proven Performer program, which requires extensive product testing in casino environments throughout North America. Games that successfully emerge inspire operator confidence backed by research.

Successful core video graduates of the Proven Performer program on the CrystalCurve cabinet featured at G2E include the Wild Fury Jackpotsgame, a vibrant, five-level jackpot game; the Ocean Magic Grand game, a new take on the player-favorite Ocean Magic theme that introduces a 2X2 Super Bubble feature. The Big 5 Safari® and Golden Egypt games, Proven Performers originally developed for dual-screen IGT hardware, will also make their debut on the CrystalCurve cabinet. New to the CrystalCurve core lineup, the Cleopatra® Gold game leverages one of the most popular slot themes of all time and incorporates an expanded matrix and enhanced free games.

Proven Performers on the CrystalDual® and CrystalSlant cabinets include Elephant King®Dancing Reels Salsa, and Golden GeckoTM games, joined by new IGT video core concepts such as the Fire Chariot™Solar Disc™, and Hao Yun Fa™ games.

Focus on extending core stepper leadership will be revealed in the form of new Class II games for the S3000 cabinet, with single and multi-line titles such as the Double Topaz™2x3x4x5x Ducks in a Row, and Wild Bill games. Designed for and initially launched in the Oklahoma market, IGT Class II games on the S3000 cabinet have expanded into several more states, while garnering tremendous early positive feedback from operators.

Class III S3000 cabinet evolution builds on the success of IGT's Red Hot Tamales® game, with the introduction of the Red Hot Cantina game, a spicy new three-game linked multi-level progressive series. The three-reel, 27-line Red Hot Tamales!Red Hot Enchiladas!™, and Red Hot Chimichangas!™ games fully utilize the light and celebration capabilities of the S3000 cabinet, and feature a variety of anticipation-driving mechanics and fun cantina-inspired music.

IGT will also reveal a new version of the S3000 cabinet that is equipped with a spectrum meter and backed by content with iconic mechanics, pay tables, graphics, and sounds. Titles include the Sizzling 7® and Double Diamond Pinball games. IGT will also showcase new themes for the S3000 cabinet such as the nine-line Jackpot Jewels® and Rollin' in the Ca$h™ games, and will fortify its position as the leader in high-denomination games with titles such as the Sizzling Wild! ® and Triple Gold® games.

Complementing the Company's focus on advancing its core product line, IGT will introduce its core segmentation model at G2E. Featured in game toppers for easy reference, the segments group together games with similar features and play mechanics to remove operator guesswork from machine banking strategies.

As IGT continues to explore emerging market opportunities, its G2E demonstration of a new Dynasty ETG terminal will feature a landscape-oriented, 27-inch display. The new terminal supports the Company's entire Random Number Generator (RNG) and live content library. It delivers pristine, 4K graphics, features a mobile device charging port, and will complement IGT's existing ETG terminal offering.

IGT will reveal its expanded ETG content portfolio, which now includes (RNG) auto roulette, in addition to live Dynasty BlackjackDynasty Sic BoDynasty Baccarat™ and roulette games. IGT's new Dynasty Baccarat game enables players to choose between three different games on every live hand that is dealt, while adding to the excitement by accommodating side bets.

Injecting innovation into the ETG category, IGT's Live Connect is a unique solution that enables operators to feed any live roulette and baccarat game on a casino floor to an ETG terminal. This technology enables operators to entertain more players, across more platforms without increasing operating costs. IGT's Dynasty solutions are all compatible with IGT's award-winning PlaySpot mobile wagering solution. Through the PlaySpot app, casino guests can place a variety of table and ETG wagers on their mobile phone from any allowed locations within a casino.

IGT's legacy of innovation has often included solutions that are unveiled for the first time at G2E. The CrystalCurve TRUE 4D cabinet brings innovative technologies such as mid-air haptics to casino gaming prior to it being commercially available in the consumer electronics space. IGT's award-winning SPHINX 4D™ game, combining mid-air haptic and gesture-based technology with awe-inspiring 3D graphics, will be on display at G2E and is poised to reach casinos before the end of this year. Building on the market anticipation of IGT TRUE 4D games, one of Hollywood's most-celebrated movie franchises will come to life in IGT's Ghostbusters 4D. The five-level, WAP-eligible progressive leverages TRUE 3D™, gesture recognition and mid-air haptic technologies with a curved 50-inch, ultra-HD upper display and its curved, 32-inch, ultra-HD lower display. Players will enjoy the game's many interactive features such as the opportunity to wave their hands to shoot an energy beam at the Slimer character, and to draw mid-air symbols to unlock game features.

When it comes to tournament innovation, IGT is the only supplier that offers video, mechanical reel, and video poker tournaments. At G2E, IGT customers will have the opportunity to explore the capabilities of TournXtreme tournaments, experience the seamless transition from coin-in mode to tournament mode, and learn more about IGT's "Spin-Cation™" event.

IGT Premium content historically represents an area for the Company to demonstrate innovation. The stunning CrystalCurve ULTRA cabinet will feature New York's favorite ladies returning in the all-new Sex and the City Video Slots game, featuring PowerSight technology, which enables a player to stare at on-screen objects to unlock them in pick bonuses and other player-selectable components of gameplay.

The CrystalCurve ULTRA™ cabinet also takes the stage with IGT's new game, Blake Shelton Video Slots. The WAP-eligible progressive gives players a front row seat to play through Shelton's chart-topping country music hits. The game leverages a built-in player camera and Dynamic Attract technology, and introduces an in-game giveaway feature that gives players the opportunity to receive a guitar signed by Blake Shelton. IGT will also showcase The Voice Video Slots and The GOONIES Video Slots on the CrystalCurve ULTRA cabinet.

IGT premium innovation continues with the Company's celebrated TRUE 3D product portfolio on the AXXIS® 3D cabinet. G2E attendees can be transported to Pandora with the launch of the James Cameron's AVATAR 3D game, and can outrun raptors while playing the Jurassic World 3D game on the AXXIS 3D cabinet. The most successful game theme of all time will come to life in a new way with the Wheel of Fortune® 3D Wild Sapphires® game, a new TRUE 3D Reels game. G2E attendees can also experience the Red White & Blue® 3D game, the newest iteration of one of IGT's most storied game themes.

For the CrystalCurve cabinet premium offering, IGT will spotlight its linked, multi-level progressives that can be enjoyed on the CrystalCurve cabinet's curved 42-inch, ultra-HD display. IGT's Golden Goddess®Fortune GongCASH CLIMB™Fort Knox®, and Jurassic Park Trilogy multi-level progressive games each gives players the choice of multiple base game themes and delivers the thrill of bank-wide celebrations.

Slot enthusiasts can appreciate the classic feel of time-tested favorites that enhance play experiences with new features. The CrystalDual® + Stepper cabinet offers the best of both worlds with titles such as Dubble Bubble® Slots, Super Bankroll Bonus® Slots, and Jin Long 888. All three games afford players a classic, mechanical reel base game that is complemented by engaging bonus events that transpire in the cabinet's 40-inch LCD top box. Dubble Bubble Slots leverages the brand's iconic imagery and inspires players to "pop" the various progressive levels; the Super Bankroll Bonus game introduces two popular traditional game themes to a classic, cash-themed slot title; and the Jin Long 888 game is an exciting Asian-inspired dragon theme that features a unique, two-wheel bonus game mechanic.

Mobile technology provides an area of casino gaming where IGT stands apart for introducing innovative solutions that, in addition to winning multiple awards, have now been brought to market. The award-winning Cardless Connect technology, now implemented at properties in Nevada and California, expands to include Resort Wallet capabilities, for cashless access to funds. The Company will also spotlight the PlaySpot app's modular design and demonstrate recently developed functionality that gives players the option to wager on live roulette and baccarat games, keno, sports and more from their mobile devices while at a casino. IGT's PlaySpot solution integrates with many of IGT's other casino solutions such as Cardless Connect and IGT Advantage® systems, Live Connect, and IGT Dynasty.

Mobile casino management systems solutions that enhance casino operations by enabling faster customer service while reducing machine down time include Mobile Host and Mobile Responder. In addition to these mobile solutions on display at G2E, a robust suite of IGT Advantage systems bonuses will exemplify how operators can streamline operations, drive revenue, and cultivate world-class casino-patron relationships. IGT will also highlight how its location-based marketing technology can be coupled with other IGT systems solutions to maximize ROI and deliver personalized marketing messages.

IGT innovation often takes on large proportions. With the MEGATOWER™ cabinet, which stands at more than 11-feet tall, G2E attendees can experience industry-favorite Wheel of Fortune® themes such as Wheel of Fortune® Gold SpinTM Triple Gold®, and Wheel of Fortune® Triple Double Diamond®.

Continuing the large-format evolution and building on the success of the S3000 cabinet, the S3000 XL cabinet will feature popular mechanical reel themes such as IGT's Pinball®Triple Gold, and Red Hot 21 Double Diamond® games at G2E.

Video Poker meets large format with the introduction of the Video Poker XL cabinet. The upright hardware melds design elements from IGT's S3000 XL cabinet with the time-tested IGT video poker player panel. IGT will showcase the Wheel Poker® and 100 Play games on the Video Poker XL cabinet at G2E.

Bolstered by its significant leadership in the Video Poker space, IGT has expanded the offering within its player-favorite Game King game family with Game King® 8.3 with roulette, which adds video roulette games to its bar top and upright cabinet content bundles. IGT will also introduce a myriad of new multi-hand video poker game concepts such as the Haywire® PokerFace Card Frenzy Poker™Stack the Deck Poker™, and Double Big Wheel™ games.

The interactive space has become synonymous with innovation. IGT's interactive portfolio will be anchored in its PlaySpot mobile gaming solution and complemented by new game content and exciting technology application demonstrations.

IGT continues to add new content to its Remote Game Server (IGT rgs®) and industry-leading online content portfolio. From new casual games and top-tier licensed game such as BAYWATCH Slots, to "Proven Performer" titles such as Ocean Magic™ and Icy Wilds™ slots, IGT will showcase a diverse and dynamic portfolio of online content.

IGT's booth will feature virtual reality game content that is available to be played in tournament and arcade modes in its G2E booth Virtual Zone™ attraction. The Company will demonstrate how its Tournament Manager solution can create a turnkey participation model for casinos. IGT will spotlight games such as SiegeVR™ and Tournament Archery™.

IGT will demonstrate its latest advancements in skill-based gaming with a diverse portfolio of skill-chance hybrid content, omni-channel games, and arcade-inspired concepts. The Company will showcase several titles from its Video Reel Edge® (VRE) game portfolio. G2E attendees can test their skill on IGT's Cleopatra Pinball, Fuzzy Fortune®, and Little Fish Big Fish™ VRE games. Each of these games is housed on IGT's CrystalCore® cabinet and give players the option to engage in a free games bonus, or in a skill-based bonus where a player's pinball skill in the bonus event influences the bonus reward.

IGT will also demonstrate its Skillcade, omni-channel, Lucky's Quest™ game, a for-wager, casual-style game that features a map-based progression narrative starring a dragon named Lucky. A player's progress within the game can be transferred from a mobile device to a gaming machine and back, allowing for a seamless player experience across devices and channels.

Fasten your seat belts! The Race Ace Arcade game is equipped with a sophisticated motion chair that immerses players with the full motion of virtual cars and three gameplay monitors that encompass players. The chair will twist, turn, rumble, vibrate, and emit sound, giving players the sensation of participating in a real-life auto race.

IGT will also feature an array of specialty gaming products such as Video Lottery Terminals (VLT) and Amusement with Prize (AWP) games. For more information, visit IGT or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt. 

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.
Leading Solutions Increase Funds Access on Casino Floors, Improve Cash Handling and Promote Data-Driven Decision Making LAS VEGAS, Sept. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”) will demonstrate its position as the only gaming technology provider that can deliver a comprehensive portfolio of payments and gaming entertainment solutions which help casino operators offer a winning experience for their players at the 17th annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E®) at the Sands Expo and Convention Center (Booth #1116) in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 3-5. Alongside the Company’s largest ever lineup of Games solutions, Everi Payments’ G2E display will feature innovative cash access solutions that provide players with new options for managing their funds on the gaming floor, critical cash handling solutions that increase cage and enterprise efficiency, and data-driven solutions that promote insights into customer behavior. “As the clear leader for casino industry payments and compliance solutions, Everi continues to set the bar higher with our comprehensive portfolio of new and innovative offerings that improve the efficiency of our customers’ payments operations while enhancing their players’ experience,” said Michael Rumbolz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Everi. “Our customers know that Everi is deeply committed to understanding their changing needs for cash access and compliance solutions in a rapidly evolving environment. We believe that our range of Payments offerings on display at G2E 2017 will demonstrate the benefits of our ongoing efforts to develop products that ease operational and financial burdens while simultaneously offering a heightened guest experience which delivers more cash to the casino floor. We are excited to welcome our customers to Las Vegas in October where we will showcase the power of our integrated, industry-unique Payments solutions.” Juliet Lim, Executive Vice President and Payments Business Leader, added, “The Payments team is dedicated to working closely with customers to understand their operating needs in order to provide them with solutions that help increase player access to funds on the casino floor from a growing number of sources, meet the increasing burden of local, state and federal regulatory obligations, and keep player data and financial information secure. As the gaming industry’s only provider of integrated Payments and Games products, our solutions are proven to deliver an ultra-reliable, seamless experience across the casino floor, cage and back office. We continue to innovate each and every day with our customers in mind and with an eye towards the consistent enhancement of our already unmatched Payments solutions portfolio.” All Everi Payments products are focused on bringing innovation to floor-wide cash access, improving cash handling on the casino floor and providing data driven solutions. Everi Payments will feature the following new or enhanced products at G2E 2017: CashClub Wallet™ is a sophisticated, interactive 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 spend limits, thus supporting responsible gaming initiatives. CashClub Wallet also creates consistency across payment types through a convenient and efficient patron interface. CXC 5.0 is Everi’s newest full service kiosk offering enhanced security features including selffrosting 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. Everi’s newest kiosks 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. CXC 5.0 L offers smaller properties similar security features and marketing opportunities on a smaller footprint device. 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 federal mandate compliance. Bringing Innovation to Floor-Wide Cash Access With an unmatched focus on helping operators save both time and money, Everi’s innovative funds access products provide players with the options they need to manage their funds for use on the casino floor. These solutions also create unique user experience efficiencies for players and represent a bridge to the casino of the future as they bring cashless and other payment types to the slot floor. Everi Payments will showcase QuikTicket, which expands the funds to the floor options provided by Everi kiosks by allowing operators to dispense gaming tickets in lieu of cash along with CashClub Concierge, which offers personalized cage access services for VIP customers, table games players and high limit room players that are fully integrated with Everi’s CashClub software, eliminating the need for a player to stop gaming in order to access additional funds for play. Everi Improves Casino Floor Cash Handling In today’s environment, casino operators are continually looking for ways to improve the efficiency of their operations, reduce overhead and manage rising labor costs. Everi’s industryleading cash handling solutions are ideally positioned to automate and even eliminate certain tedious cash handling functions, allowing operators to focus their attention where it is needed most: on the player. Everi will showcase several unique offerings: CageXchange™ improves cash accuracy and provides for secure cash storage, allowing operators to protect their funds and reduce counting and balancing times; RecyclerXchange™ offers automatic sorting, counting and storage of cash, and eliminates the need for manual currency counting and verification by cage staff; and JackpotXchange® Lite (JXC-L) with Jackpot Xpress™, a full-service jackpot payout solution built to help operators improve guest service, increase player time on device and streamline operations. Utilizing JXC-L, Everi’s smaller footprint jackpot kiosk device with integrated ID scanner, and Jackpot Xpress, which leverages mobile device capabilities to allow for the secure and efficient collection of patron information, operators can now pay out jackpots directly at the gaming machine. Data Driven Solutions Improve Casino Decision Making Everi’s data-driven product solutions comprise a suite of proven, industry-leading software tools that are designed to deliver better player intelligence to the decision makers who shape the player experience. The Company’s powerful set of integrated offerings, including the award-winning Everi Compliance platform and AML Intelligence solutions, allow operators to dig more deeply into complex player trends and behaviors to identify the critical information that leads to better, player-focused decision making across the enterprise. In addition to AML Intelligence, Everi Payments will showcase CashInsite™ with Everi IQ™, which provides casino marketing teams with a unique real-time perspective into player loyalty and willingness to spend by allowing for the correlation of property-wide player loyalty transactions captured by VizExplorer with cash access transaction behavior provided by Everi and Self-Service Check Cashing, which allows players to conveniently cash checks electronically at one of the Company’s fullservice kiosks once their checking account or accounts are enrolled with the casino through CashClub Check Services. About Everi Everi is dedicated to providing video and mechanical reel gaming content and technology solutions, integrated gaming payments solutions and compliance and efficiency software. Everi Games provides: (a) comprehensive content, electronic gaming units and systems for Native American and commercial casinos, including both Wide-Area Progressive systems and the award winning TournEvent® slot tournament solution; and (b) the central determinant system for the video lottery terminals installed in the State of New York. Everi Payments provides: (a) access to cash at gaming facilities via Automated Teller Machine cash withdrawals, credit card cash access transactions, point of sale debit card transactions, and check verification and warranty services; (b) fully integrated gaming industry kiosks that provide cash access and related services; (c) products and services that improve credit decision making, automate cashier operations and enhance patron marketing activities for gaming establishments; (d) compliance, audit and data solutions; and (e) online payment processing solutions for gaming operators in states that offer intrastate, Internet-based gaming and lottery activities.
LAS VEGAS (September 12, 2017) – Aristocrat has licensed the Madonna brand for a new multi-game slot deal, and the company will be causing a commotion when it unveils the first Madonna™ Slot Game this October at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. Since arriving on the Hot 100 with “Holiday” in the week of Oct. 29, 1983, Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Madonna has earned a total of 57 chart hits, including a record 38 Top 10 singles. Madonna also holds the title of the highest-grossing solo touring female artist in Billboard Boxscore history. “Aristocrat aggressively pursues the absolute best and most iconic brands to inspire us to create games that help our operator partners give their players the most engaging and entertaining experience possible. There is no bigger name in the history of pop music than Madonna, and we are thrilled to welcome the brand into Aristocrat’s enviable family of licensed product,” said Matt Wilson, Aristocrat’s Managing Director of the Americas. Each Madonna Slot Game will be themed with its own unique game play, inspired by and including Madonna’s popular hit songs from her most memorable eras. “We have been diligently working for months to create a slot game that perfectly encapsulates the essence of the Madonna brand, while also bringing an entertaining experience to players fueled by her landmark and groundbreaking music, coupled with video and exciting game play. We are excited to premiere the new Madonna Slot Game at G2E,” said Rich Schneider, Aristocrat’s Chief Product Officer. Aristocrat’s Madonna Slot Game will be in booth #1141 at G2E. About Aristocrat Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global provider of land-based and online gaming solutions. The Company is licensed by more than 200 regulators and its products and services are available in more than 90 countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines and casino managementsystems. For further information, visit the company’s website at www.aristocratus.com.
LAS VEGAS, September 27, 2017 – Obsessions are extreme passions, and AGS is obsessed with everything casino gaming. “Every detail of the player experience is an obsession for us, no matter if it’s slots, tables, or interactive,” said David Lopez, President and CEO of AGS. “We don’t stop until we get every element right for both players and operators, something we proved with the launch of our Orion™ cabinet. At nearly 1,200 placements since its formal launch in May, Orion is the most successful product launch in AGS history and consistently performs at multiples above average. At G2E this year, we’ve continued to extend this same level of obsession into each new product we’re unveiling, and we’re asking gaming operators what they are obsessed about. One lucky casino operator who shares their thoughts in our “Obsessed with the Game” survey will win a $10,000 Game Day Experience.”




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Building on the incredible success of its award-winning Orion cabinet, AGS will unveil a show-stopping new addition to this family’s cabinet line. Customers will see the distinctive U-shaped lighting design features of the original Orion in a new configuration – a form factor operators have wanted to update for years. The company will also showcase many new Orion game titles that add even greater variety to its already high-performing library. Known for its expertise in creating powerful progressives, AGS will debut three new multi-link progressive solutions – including Xtreme Jackpots®, which connects across Orion and its core-cabinet ICON™ to intensify anticipation and create more frequent, more meaningful wins. The company has also deepened the game library on ICON with many new titles and a new, four-level linked progressive called Money Charge Jackpots™. In addition, the update to its proven Big Red™ cabinet, with its distinguishing red color, is a can’t-miss sight featuring the new game Colossal Stars™. For video-bingo customers in international markets, AGS will also showcase its new Alora™ cabinet and a library of exciting new games exclusively designed for this cabinet.




Tables 

With nearly 2,000 table products installed worldwide, the company’s obsession with the game goes beyond the slot floor. Bringing the power of progressives to the table, AGS’ new solution Stax™ adds the excitement and anticipation of must-hit-by and multi-level jackpots in a customizable, easy to add format. The genuine AGS table game product, Bonus Spin™, will also be on display including the newest addition to its library Bonus Spin Roulette. New specialty games, like Premium Hold’em™ and Dai Bacc®, add even more depth to its blackjack, poker, and baccarat derivative libraries. With its new Roulette and Baccarat signs, booth visitors will also see how AGS has embraced the value of dynamic, interactive displays that feature animations, crisp graphics, and engaging content to transform the game, attract more play, and captivate players for increased profit potential.  

Interactive

Since the launch of its white-label social casino solution this spring, six new partners have harnessed the power of AGS’ Social WLC™ to extend their brands, offer more engagement, and drive more visits and revenue to their properties. The company has been intently focused on offering customers this turn-key, customized social casino solution that’s based on proven, player-favorite, land-based content, including the newest additions Golden Wins™, Jade Wins™, and Shadow Fox Dreamcatcher™.

Thought-Leadership

AGS will also join other industry professionals in four panel discussions during G2E’s Education sessions: Matt Reback, EVP for AGS, will speak on the panel “Data-Driven Design: Player Profiles and Their Impact on Gameplay;” John Hemberger, SVP of Table Products for AGS, will speak on the panel “Casino Tomorrowland: New Products and Environments for Today’s Player;” Andrew Burke, SVP of Slot Products for AGS, will speak on the panel “Let’s Grow: The Biggest Trends in Tribal Gaming;” and Bryan Bennett, SVP of Interactive for AGS, will speak on the panel “Level Up: Monetizing Your Social Casino Data.” To add these sessions to your G2E schedule, click here.

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About AGS

AGS LLC is a global company focused on creating a diverse mix of entertaining gaming experiences for every kind of player. Our roots are firmly planted in the Class II Native American gaming market, but our customer-centric culture and remarkable growth have helped us branch out to become one of the most all-inclusive commercial gaming suppliers in the world. Powered by high-performing Class II and Class III slot products, an expansive table products portfolio, highly-rated social casino solutions for players and operators, and best-in-class service, we offer an unmatched value proposition for our casino partners. Learn more about us at www.playags.com.

Contact

Julia Boguslawski, Chief Marketing Officer, AGS

702-301-6090

jboguslawski@PlayAGS.com
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 15, 2017 (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 that its Local-Area Progressive video slot – Casablanca – has made its market debut at Boyd Gaming’s properties in six states: Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas and Mississippi.

Casablanca is based on the 1942 timeless American romantic drama, which ranks second on the American Film Institute’s “100 Greatest American Movies of All Time list.”

Casablanca leverages the unique characteristics of Everi’s newly-deployed Empire MPX™ cabinet and features iconic entertainment elements from the classic film to truly elevate slot game play. The Empire MPX cabinet provides operators with flexible bank configurations which save casino floor space along with a 43-inch full HD display, game-controlled lighting with backlight feature and a new ergonomic LCD button deck.

A five-reel, 30-line video game, Casablanca offers multiple exciting bonus features, including the Rick’s Café bonus featuring the classic song, “As Time Goes By.” In addition, the new Casablanca game perfectly captures the timeless chemistry between Rick Blaine and Ilsa Lund to bring the romance and adventure of Rick’s Café Americain to life on casino floors.

“For decades, Casablanca has thrilled fans of all ages and this new game captures the joy and emotion of one of the all-time great feature films and combines it with exciting bonus rounds, including the chance to win a progressive jackpot,” said Dean Ehrlich, Executive Vice President and Games Business Leader for Everi. “Since its debut, Casablanca has quickly found a strong fan base. It’s an exciting game that’s clearly resonating with players.”

The Casablanca slot game was created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA (7/19/2017) - Aruze Gaming Australia Proprietary Limited (“Aruze”) announces that it has appointed Michael McCarthy as State Manager of Queensland and Northern Territory. As State Manager, effective July 3rd, 2017, Michael’s responsibilities are to manage the sales, customer engagement, and regulatory efforts of Aruze in both states.

Michael’s career in the gaming industry dates to 1995 with holding multiple positions, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Club8Casino.com.au, Australia’s first online simulated casino. In this position, Michael managed negotiations amongst international online system providers, Regulatory Compliance, Marketing, Product Development and database integration projects. He was also involved in customer support and in venue launches and staff training. Prior to taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer, Michael held multiple General Manager, Sales and Area Manager positions.

Michael is currently a board member of the RSL & Services Clubs Association Queensland and carries multiple certifications.
NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA (7/14/2017) - Aruze Gaming Australia Proprietary Limited (“Aruze”) announces that it has appointed Cameron Louis as General Manager. As General Manager, effective July 10th, 2017, Cameron will oversee Aruze’s operations in Australia and his responsibilities will cover Sales, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Production and Service functions.

“Aruze is very fortunate to have Cameron join the company. Under Cameron’s outstanding leadership and strong capacity of growing the business, we are very confident to aggressively grow our market share in the next 12 months,” said Aruze’s Global COO Yugo Kinoshita.

Cameron’s career in the gaming industry spans 20 years, most recently as Senior Vice President Asia Pacific at Interblock. In this position, Cameron was responsible for achieving annual budget, opening new jurisdictions and was a key member of the product planning and strategy. Prior to joining Interblock, Cameron held multiple managerial positions at International Game Technology (“IGT”) and Ainsworth Game Technology. His titles in these organizations included Sales Manager ANZ – Strategic System Solutions, State Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and Sales Manager. During Cameron’s experience in the slot manufacturing industry, he has an expertise in Business Management, Strategic Planning, Marketing Planning and Financial Management. Cameron is a dynamic leader with a proven record of achievements.

Returning to Bucharest for the eleventh edition of the Entertainment Arena Expo, NOVOMATIC will take centre stage at the Romanian trade show to display a complete range of products for Central and Eastern European gaming markets. On Stand #201 at the Romexpo Fair Ground in Bucharest, NOVOMATIC will display its latest product innovations for the market.

As the leader in the Romanian casino market with more than 60% floor share, the NOVOMATIC brand is well established in the country, as new products are launched that enhance the gaming experience. Visitors to the Entertainment Arena Expo 2017 on September 4-6 will have the chance to see the latest product highlights and understand first-hand why NOVOMATIC products continue to be top performers.

New for the market is the GAMINATOR® Scorpion cabinet that will be on display with the Impera Line™ HD Edition 5 game mix. The successor to the GAMINATOR™ that is highly popular in Romania and surrounding markets, the new cabinet is compatible with a vast array of NOVOMATIC content and, set in a matte black finish with first-class graphics and game-dependent LED glow, has a high visual appeal.

Product highlights also include the international hit DOMINATOR®, IMPERATOR™ S3, NOVOSTAR™ II and NOVOSTAR™ SL3 cabinets featuring a selection of classic and new games such as Book of Ra™, Dolphin’s Pearl™, Amazon’s Diamonds™ and Upward™. From the V.I.P. cabinet suite is the V.I.P. Lounge™ that offers a space-optimized lounge format and will present a range of market-leading game titles.

Specific areas will be used to display TIP&CASH terminals that have been making their way into sports betting operations throughout Romania. Another area will be used for the Ainsworth brand highlighting the A600® and Multi Win 14 game mix featuring a 2-level mystery progressive jackpot. In addition guests are invited to enjoy a great variety of special contests, prizes and awards that will take place on the NOVOMATIC Stand #201 over the three-day event.

Valentin Adrian Georgescu, CEO NOVOMATIC Romania, said:  “Entertainment Arena Expo is undeniably the most important annual event of the gaming industry in Romania. For NOVOMATIC, the presence at this exhibition, which brings together the largest producers, distributors and decision makers in the industry, has always created the perfect professional setting to present the group's top innovations. NOVOMATIC is an ever-evolving group of companies that embraces innovation to make a real difference in gaming by offering first-class product brands and services both for B2B and B2C sectors. Our best-selling collections of games are favorites to millions of fans globally and in Romania, they’ve continued to be the first choice for entertainment for more than two decades.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (7/12/2017) - Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) announces that it has appointed Justin Acremont as Assistant General Manager. As Assistant General Manager, effective July 3rd, 2017, Justin will assist Eric H. Persson, General Manager of Aruze Gaming America, with Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Production and Service functions.

“With Aruze’s ambitious plan of entering 14 jurisdictions in North America over the next year, we are confident that Justin’s expertise will help us double our sales over the next 24 months,” said Eric.

Justin’s career in the gaming industry dates to 1996 with holding multiple positions at International Game Technology (“IGT”). Justin’s most recent position was Director of Strategic Accounts at IGT. In this position, Justin was the General Manager for IGT’s business sector with five corporations - MGM Resorts International, Red Rock Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, Genting, and Jack Entertainment. He was responsible for all IGT’s lines of business globally (Games, Systems, Mobile, and Interactive). Prior to taking on the role of Director of Strategic Accounts, Justin held multiple positions within IGT such as Account Manager, Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager and Regional Director of Sales. In Justin’s various positions within IGT, he has experience in Class II, Class III, VLT, international and cruise ship gaming.

Justin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Holy Cross and a Master in Business Administration from California State University San Marcos.

Gumpoldskirchen, 11 August 2017 – In line with a strategic commitment to strengthen the sales force, product offering and customer support of Ainsworth, the Global Sales Division of NOVOMATIC, headed by Mr. Lawrence Levy, is assuming the sales management of Ainsworth in Europe.

In charge of the Ainsworth brand introduction, product positioning and direct sales to European gaming operators will be Mrs. Sonya Nikolova, who has successfully headed the sales for NOVOMATIC in the CEE countries.

Sonya Nikolova said: "Customer satisfaction and building long-term relationships within the gaming industry has been an immense motivation of mine for many years. I am enthusiastic about my new role with NOVOMATIC – I consider it a big responsibility and honor – and one that will complement the quality of services and diversity of products that are delivered to our customers and partners. I am committed to enforcing my deep industry expertise and knowledge to the development and popularization of the Ainsworth brand in Europe, as well as to collaborate intensively with my colleagues to improve customer support and product competitiveness."

The head position for sales in the CEE countries will be entrusted to Mr. Roman Czubak, who has a long record with NOVOMATIC and previously held important roles in Research and Development, Project Management and Sales for the company. Roman Czubak commented on his new appointment: "For me, this appointment means returning to a sales function with the great responsibility of further building and strengthening the NOVOMATIC brand in this core market".

In their respective roles and with the purpose of promoting the major product brands included in the NOVOMATIC portfolio, Mrs. Nikolova and Mr. Czubak will report to Mr. Lawrence Levy, Vice President of Global Sales for NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries GmbH.