The thrill of jackpots just got mightier with Aristocrat’s new Mighty Link™. Mighty Link is a multi-licensed progressive link that combines the proven and popular Mighty Cash™ feature with leading Aristocrat licensed brands Ted™ and Zorro™.

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Both the hilarious Ted Mighty Link and the dashingly daring Zorro Mighty Link are housed on Aristocrat’s Arc Single™ cabinet. The player-favorite licenses bring exciting new jackpot energy to the floor with great math that ensures progressives are won frequently, including the MSP, which links to Aristocrat’s Fast Cash™.
Both Ted and Zorro contain the Mighty Cash™ Hold & Spin bonus feature, where players can win credits, jackpots, extra spins and a wheel bonus. Adding to the fun is the Mighty Cash Wheel that attracts wheel-loving players with a special wheel that awards lucrative Mighty Cash multipliers and/or jackpots. The unlimited Free Games Feature comes with a chance to win extra free games and the Mighty Cash Feature.

Arching over all the fun in Mighty Link is its WYSIWYG simplicity. Players everywhere love the easy to understand “What You See Is What You Get” game play because its rapid-learning curve means players can spend their time having fun instead of figuring out what to do.

Mighty Link offers exciting jackpot action with five great jackpots. The Grand jackpot award is engineered to work on the Fast Cash link, linking to the MSP Grand jackpot on the previously released Fast Cash game. The Major and Maxi are single-site progressive jackpots, and the Mini and Minor are fixed jackpots independent to the respective game that scale according to the players bet level. Jackpots start-ups are Grand (MSP) $20,000 or (SSP) $2,500; Major $1,000; Maxi $500; Minor $50; and Mini $20. All values are based on 1c play. Additional SSP jackpot grand jackpot options are available.

Mighty Link is high volatility with average feature frequency, and denominations range from 1c to $50.

Bring Mighty Link to your floor. Contact your Aristocrat Sales Representative today at (702) 270-1000.

NOVOMATIC, Europe’s leading gaming technology group, once again impressed with the biggest appearance at the world’s most important gaming fair, ICE Totally Gaming 2018 in London.

On February 6-8, across a surface area of approximately 4,700m2, a total of 25 group companies presented the comprehensive NOVOMATIC product portfolio. The offer ranged from high-end casino equipment, systems and cash management solutions to arcade and pub products, sports betting, and online, mobile and social gaming. Four brand new cabinets were unveiled – PANTHERA™, PANTHERA™ Curve, V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve and Grand Roulette II – for international casino markets. The Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™ presented an array of special jackpot games and licensed content played a major role on the stand with themed games based on From Dusk Till Dawn, Batman, Austin Powers and Sherlock Holmes.

“With this trade show appearance, which was again the largest, NOVOMATIC continues to prove that as a full-service provider, we are among the world’s leading gaming technology groups,” said Harald Neumann, CEO of NOVOMATIC AG.

The NOVOMATIC Group, furthermore, was proud to receive two prestigious awards during ICE in London. NOVOMATIC was presented with the award for “Casino Supplier of the Year” at the Global Gaming Awards London 2018 at a VIP ceremony that took place at the iconic Hippodrome Casino. On the next day at the British Casino Awards, which took place at the same central London venue and brought together representatives from UK and European casino industries, ADMIRAL received the “European Casino Operator of the Year” award.

During the gaming fair, Harald Neumann made an initial assessment of the 2017 fiscal year of the NOVOMATIC Group – accordingly, initial calculations indicate the Group will generate an accumulated revenue of EUR 4.8 billion in the 2017 fiscal year (2016: EUR 4.4 billion). The NOVOMATIC Group includes – in addition to NOVOMATIC AG – the Swiss companies ACE Casino Holding AG and Gryphon Invest AG. NOVOMATIC AG itself will also be able to report a record revenue again this year, with figures increasing 10 percent compared to 2016. The NOVOMATIC Group additionally achieved a new record in terms of headcount with around 29,500 employees.

The NOVOMATIC Group has seen strong growth in recent times, primarily through strategic acquisitions. The company now has 300 shareholdings, around 230 of which are consolidated in the balance sheet. On January 5 this year, the finalization of the majority holding in the Australian industry giant Ainsworth Game Technology Limited marked a significant milestone in the history of NOVOMATIC AG. “Having grown a lot over the past few years, we will this year focus on increasing synergies between companies and, correspondingly, on more effective internal structures,” added Neumann. “Nevertheless, we will continue to watch the market and make purchases, where it makes sense.”

LAS VEGAS (February 14, 2018) – Lightning has struck at Silverton Casino Hotel! Las Vegas’ favorite off-strip casino is now home to Nevada’s first Lightning Link™ Lounge™, a space on the casino floor dedicated exclusively to the world’s most popular video slot game, Aristocrat’s Lightning Link™

Silverton’s Lightning Link Lounge houses 36 games, is conveniently located in the former Slot Tournament Room, and was created to respond to customer demand.

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“Our players have loved Lightning Link from the minute the first game arrived on property. Ever since, we have had more and more demand for the game, and it grew to the point where it made sense to dedicate a space to this incredibly electrifying game,” said Bryan Binek, Silverton’s Executive Director of Gaming and Operations.

Silverton’s Lightning Link Lounge grand opening takes place in the Lounge from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. tonightWednesday, February 14, 2018.  Free slot play will be offered to the first 200 guests that arrive. Guests who attend the grand opening will receive complimentary gifts and passed champagne, while supplies last.

“Players everywhere love Lightning Link. A Lightning Link Lounge is particularly fun because, with a game designed to build excitement, when several banks are centralized in a dedicated area, the levels of fun increase,” said Jon Hanlin, Aristocrat’s VP of Commercial Strategy, Gaming Operations.

Lightning Link is an explosive set of linked games with progressives that have proven to be a hit with players in Australia, North America and Europe, and the game was named to Casino Journal’s list of the “Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products” for 2015. Additionally, in the latest Eilers-Fantini Quarterly US Slot Survey, slot directors from across North America ranked Lightning Link is the #1 premium leased game in the market.

Lightning Link is unique in the marketplace with player-selectable multi-denominations, a multi-format jackpot offering that combines both link and SAP jackpots, an excellent mix of games that appeal to a wide range of players, and a patented new jackpot mechanic for innovative game play and trigger methodology.

LONDON – Feb. 12, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded two life-changing jackpots in January.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots on IGT games in January:

·         On Jan. 23, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $2,016,606 at Magnolia Bluffs Casino in Natchez, Miss.

·         On Jan. 24, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,501,890 at Palace Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

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

MACAU, China (February 13, 2018) – As we enter the new year, GLI Asia is celebrating ten years of service to the Macau gaming market and to the operators, regulators, and suppliers of the surrounding regions in Asia-Pacific. The expert testing and consulting staff has been honored to diligently serve clients in land-based gaming, online gaming, and lottery sectors with unsurpassed skill and commitment, and like the year of the dog teaches us, GLI’s customer-focused approach is centered on the qualities of honesty, loyalty, and responsibility.

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GLI Asia officially opened for operation on 20 July 2007. Since that time, the lab has grown to more than 300 square meters (about 3,300 square feet) and is the most structured test lab in Asia.

“It has been an honor and a thrill to see our business grow with customer demand. It is especially humbling when our customers return to us again and again, asking us for additional service offerings, allowing us to grow along with them,” said Marina Wong, GLI Asia’s General Manager of Client Services.

Another exciting aspect of GLI Asia’s Macau presence is its positive impact on the local economy, with each of the lab’s employees being local Macau residents. In fact, four employees have been with the company nearly since the lab’s opening. Julian Lei and Nathan Chang have been with the lab since 2009, and Ben Leung has been with GLI Asia since 2010. Their long-term presence and insights are a boon to GLI’s clients and to the lab’s other employees.

“We are proud that so many of our employees have chosen to stay with GLI Asia for so long,” Wong said. “Their experience is incredibly valuable to our clients, and to the other staff members. When new employees join us, they are able to quickly learn from our long-term employees and expand their knowledge base.”

Because of their expertise, GLI Asia staff have become in-demand speakers on lottery issues throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Today the lab serves clients of all sizes in land-based gaming, online gaming, and in lotteries. Key services the lab provides include testing for hardware, software, platforms, systems, games, and RNGs.

GLI Asia also helped successfully develop China’s first gaming technical standard – “Technical Gaming Standards for Online Lottery Systems and Betting Terminals.” The lab has also executed numerous high-profile lottery projects in Beijing, China; South Korea; and Taiwan.

For Wong, the GLI Asia staff, and for GLI as a company, over the past ten years, the mission has remained the same: “We put the customer first,” Wong said. “We understand that when our customers succeed, we succeed. When regulators rest easier, when suppliers are able to speed up their time-to-market and reduce expenses, when operators’ casino floors are compliant and secure, and when the products are fair for everyone – that is when we know we have succeeded, together.”

So what does the future hold for GLI Asia? Wong said, “As we celebrate the year of the dog, we will continue to keep in mind our focus on honesty, loyalty, and responsibility. That is how we have earned both regulators’ and our clients’ trust, and we will continue to work hard every day to maintain that trust and to continue to be the most reliable lab in Macau, in Asia, and in the world.”

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (February 12, 2018) Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN) (“CDI”) and Ainsworth Game Technology (ASX:AGI) (“Ainsworth”)  today announced a long-term agreement in which Ainsworth will develop historical racing machines for CDI.

CDI previously announced the investment of approximately $60 million in construction and technology costs to build an 85,000-square foot historical racing machine facility, Derby City Gaming, located in Louisville at 4520 Poplar Level Road, formerly known as Trackside. 

Upon receipt of regulatory approval for the newly developed historical racing machines, the Derby City Gaming facility will feature historical racing games on Ainsworth’s entire range of cabinets, including: A640, A600, A600 Slant Top, A560, A560SL Noir and Wide Boy. The titles and platforms have been specifically engineered for historical racing, and will be verified by an independent testing lab and approved by the Kentucky Racing Commission prior to becoming operational.

“Ainsworth has done tremendous work to deliver a modern and exciting pari-mutuel product,” Churchill Downs Racetrack President Kevin Flanery said. “We are eager to install the Ainsworth historical racing machines in our Derby City Gaming facility because we know they will generate significant revenue for Kentucky purses and go a long way to strengthen the Commonwealth’s racing circuit.”

Derby City Gaming is expected to open in the Fall of 2018. In addition to the more than 600 historical racing machines, the facility will include quick service food venues, a feature bar, a player’s club reward center and parking area for VIP guests.

“Ainsworth’s relationship with CDI is reflective of an exciting time in our company,” said Ainsworth CEO Danny Gladstone. “Working on this project with Churchill Downs, a leader in the racing and entertainment business, created an opportunity for us to develop an innovative pari-mutuel product and provide customers with a first class wagering experience.”

LAS VEGAS – February 12, 2018 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) announced today that its SG Digital division will open a remote development centre in Krakow, Poland, during the first quarter of 2018. The new development centre will drive the division’s growth as it leads the industry in digital gaming, lottery and sports.

The office, to be staffed by over 100 new product-focused employees by the end of 2018, will accelerate growth and drive innovation in product development across the group as it works closely with SG Digital’s other product development centres in Europe. The new centre becomes SG Digital’s fourth major development hub in Europe and will complement its existing operations in London, Athens and Stockholm, demonstrating its commitment to product development across the region.

“The Krakow opening will be our fourth centre in Europe as we accelerate our growth, underpinned by our product-led strategy. The advanced hubs are staffed by leaders in their fields and provide the platform to ensure that SG Digital remains at the forefront of technology in the digital gaming, lottery and sports industry,” said Matt Davey, Group Chief Executive, Digital.

Quality assurance, core software development and product innovation will be key areas of responsibility among the roles available.

“Opening the new Krakow centre underlines our commitment to continuously boost our best-in-class offering. This location will be directly aligned with our other European technology hubs and form a great asset for the SG Digital business unit,” said Chris Armes, Chief Technology Officer, at SG Digital.

“Poland has a fantastic reputation when it comes to tech personnel. From experience, we know there is a well-trained, high-energy talent pool of people that have extensive industry and domain expertise.”

New York, February 9, 2018 - Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) today announces that its VP Interactive, Lucy Buckley, has been recognized in Gaming Intelligence’s Top 50 executives in the Gaming Industry.

Ms. Buckley joined Inspired in 2010 and has recently been promoted to VP Interactive, a role in which she oversees the business’ mobile and interactive functions. Under Buckley’s leadership, Inspired’s online business has grown to currently supply content to over 300 websites globally.

‘I’m delighted that Lucy has – rightly – been recognised for her contribution to both Inspired and the gaming industry as a whole,’ said Luke Alvarez, president and CEO, Inspired.  ‘Inspired promotes gender equality and it is fantastic to see that Lucy has been acknowledged in GI’s top 50 as a significant player in Gaming.  Never has there been a more pertinent moment for a smart and ambitious female to be acknowledged by the industry – long may it continue,’ he added.

‘I’m incredibly proud to be one of the eight women to be listed in GI’s top 50,’ said Lucy Buckley, VP Interactive, Inspired.  ‘The industry undoubtedly has a long way to go to reach equality but I’m optimistic that change is happening and I’m excited to see what the future holds,’ she added.

New York, February 8, 2018 - Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) today announces that it will supply an additional 1,035 SBG VLTs to OPAP bringing its total number of contracted machines in Greece to 7,395. 

To date, Inspired has supplied 4,570 cabinets to OPAP, with over 3,600 machines now operating as part of OPAP’s continued deployment of SBG VLTs into its retail network.

“This additional VLT order from OPAP further strengthens Inspired’s growing Greek business, which continues to deliver best-in-class Server Based Gaming technology and Virtual Sports to OPAP,” said Luke Alvarez, President and CEO, Inspired.  “I look forward to further building upon the success of our business partnership in the future,” he added.    

LAS VEGAS, February 8, 2018 – PlayAGS, Inc. (“AGS” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AGS) today announced that it has completed the repricing of its existing $513 million term loans under its First Lien Credit Agreement (the “Term Loans”). The Term Loans were repriced from 550 basis points to 425 basis points over LIBOR. The LIBOR floor remains at 100 basis points. As a result of the repricing, the Company expects to realize annual cash interest savings of approximately $6.4 million.  The repriced Term Loans continue to be due in full in February 2024.


“After executing our initial public offering less than two weeks ago, we immediately started work on repricing our Term Loans to reduce our annual interest expense and provide us with more cash to grow and operate the business,” said David Lopez, Chief Executive Officer of AGS. “With a stronger credit profile, we are pleased to now be in a position to generate additional cash flows, which provide a future opportunity for incremental deleveraging.”
IGT PlaySpot™ On-Premise Mobile Solution Awarded for Creating New Ways to Play at Retail

LONDON, Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced that it won "Lottery Product of the Year" for IGT PlaySpot™ Lottery mobile solution at the 11th Annual International Gaming Awards in London. The International Gaming Awards recognize excellence and innovation for technology, products, and services that enhance the gaming experience. A panel of international gaming industry experts judged the awards.

"This award demonstrates IGT's ongoing commitment to putting our lottery customers first through player-centric design and innovation," said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO, International. "IGT PlaySpot is helping lotteries grow in the mobile era, delivering the convenience and fun players desire, and helping them connect with lotteries on an entertainment platform they use every day."

A lottery first, the IGT PlaySpot™ mobile solution is designed to appeal to a new generation of players to offer compelling digital games and grow the business into retail outlets where lottery does not exist today. It allows players to purchase and play lottery games on their mobile devices while at an authorized lottery retailer, even in jurisdictions where regulation does not allow internet wagering.

The IGT PlaySpot™ solution's player-friendly, on-premise mobile app experience offers new interactive game content while complying with regulatory requirements. A customer can play instant win and live Keno games, purchase draw game tickets, and manage payments and rewards through his or her personal or guest (voucher-based) account, using the lottery's app via a Bluetooth low energy PlaySpot solution connection.

The International Gaming Award for the best lottery product goes to the company that has shown the best in practices over the last 12 months; demonstrated their offering to be innovative and engaging to customers; and delivered a range of lottery games and approaches with the best options for play.

In addition to the Lottery Product of the Year award, IGT was shortlisted in the Best Place to Work and Slot Provider category. In 2016, the IGT PlaySpot™ mobile solution also won "Casino Product of the Year" at the Global Gaming Awards in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced today that OpenBet®, the leading sports betting division of the newly-launched SG Digital, has unveiled its latest innovations at this year's ICE Totally Gaming exhibition.

The sports betting supplier will combine its best of breed OpenBet platform with a newly-launched Managed Trading Service (MTS) offering full liability management with over 40 sports and 350,000 events covered annually. OpenBet has partnered with market-leading trading and data service suppliers in the industry to power the service that will allow operators flexibility to select a product tailored for their players. This strategic move combined with SG Digital's commitment to continuously develop innovative products creates an unrivalled sportsbook proposition.   

Keith O'Loughlin, Executive Vice President-Sportsbook and Platform, said, "This offering is a game changer for the market. We can now offer the most trusted sports betting platform as a turnkey solution by providing the widest range of events and markets in the industry coupled with full risk management capabilities and a fast time to market. This will allow a completely new wave of Operators to power their full operation on our platform and to support their growth long into the future."

The latest enhancements to the OpenBet portfolio creates a complete sportsbook offering that encompasses five key products: Engage, Bet, Trade, Player and Platform. Included in the launch is the new 'Insights' data service that provides operators with a comparative view of their performance against the market, enabling better decisions with improved data. The OpenBet Trade product has an enhanced module 'Tickers', which is a fully customisable dashboard giving operators control by showing real-time activity across their multiple brands and products.

"The latest enhancement to our modular product offering is an example of how we're building on our stable base and continue to innovate and evolve with the market trends for our customers," said O'Loughlin.

An integral component to the product-focused strategy is the adoption and implementation of best-in-class development practices which bring together a product group of over 150 people across the business to drive the delivery of their product development roadmap and prepare for the anticipated regulatory changes in the U.S. sports betting landscape.

"OpenBet is an established brand in the industry, and we're well-positioned to capitalise on all emerging regulatory opportunities, particularly in the U.S. which is sure to be an exciting territory for operators and their partners," added Keith.

Key to the U.S. entry preparation is the market specific product enhancements and recruitment drive to support the growth of the business. The supplier is in the process of hiring in multiple offices across the globe to focus on product development for the region.

Furthermore, the Company is opening a new remote development centre in Krakow, Poland, to be staffed with a team focused on new products with the objective of accelerating growth and driving innovation across all the markets it operates.

To find out more about OpenBet's product portfolio, please visit the SG Digital stand at N3-130. 

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LAS VEGAS, Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") has created a new global proposition with the launch of SG Digital, which incorporates the existing portfolio of SG Interactive B2B products and services with those of the newly acquired NYX Gaming Group, to create the most diverse supplier of digital gaming and sports betting technology and content in the industry.

Bringing together some of the most established and successful brands in iGaming, sports betting and iLottery, SG Digital is an integrated industry leader that will boast products from the Company's nine in-house game development studios – including Bally, Barcrest, NextGen and WMS Gaming. The division will also leverage the combined Company's product offerings, including SG Universe®, an online solution for land-based casinos, and OpenBet®, a leading sports betting solution.

The SG Digital workforce will be over 1,500 strong, spread across 34 offices and will serve over 200 customers with over 2,000 games and 40 licences worldwide. SG Digital will complement the Company's three existing core Gaming, Lottery, and Social business divisions.

Leading SG Digital will be former NYX Gaming Group CEO Matt Davey, who assumes the role of Group Chief Executive, Digital. Jason Walbridge will become SG Digital Chief Operating Officer.

"The creation of SG Digital marks the beginning of an exciting and defining new era for Scientific Games and underlines the company's continued ambition and dedication to provide the industry with the very best content, technology and digital products. Our vision is to be the world's leading supplier of digital gaming, sports and iLottery solutions," said Kevin Sheehan, Scientific Games' President and Chief Executive Officer.

"With an array of innovative brands, unique products, market leading services and a pool of highly talented colleagues, SG Digital will allow the business to focus on delivering an even stronger proposition to our customers while creating further opportunities to accelerate growth in this constantly evolving and dynamic sector. Scientific Games is now perfectly positioned to capitalise on any future regulatory developments in both U.S. and global markets across sports betting, gaming and lottery networks."

Matt Davey, Group Chief Executive, SG Digital, said, "The acquisition and subsequent creation of a leader in the digital space is a natural strategic fit, and it's a privilege to be tasked with leading and shaping the next stage of this unique journey. We have been busy integrating all content, systems, and platforms in preparation, while our skilled and dedicated teams around the world ensure we now provide unrivalled, seamless solutions as SG Digital."

An overview of the SG Digital portfolio of product and services includes:

  • Digital Real Money Gaming Content and Platforms
    • Player-favorite brands such as Rainbow Riches®, Sword of Destiny, and Lock it Link, along with globally recognizable licensed gaming brands.
    • Remote Game Server ("RGS") game library with recent high-performing launches, new portrait mode content and highly popular titles.
    • Open Gaming System ("OGS")which offers the widest portfolio of content available and provides licensees and partners access to the broadest online distribution network available in the industry. Operators leverage best-of-breed, multi-vendor casino content from around the world, while third party content suppliers integrate their gaming content seamlessly into the network.
    • Open Platform System ("OPS"), the leading platform provider in New Jersey, empowers a premium online experience to operators and players through single wallet access; real-time business intelligence tools and data; and player loyalty solutions.  
  • Sportsbook
    • OpenBet, the world's leading sportsbook platform delivering scalable and reliable performance for leading Private and Government operators across the globe.
    • A fully managed Sportsbook combining the resilience and trusted nature of OpenBettechnology in partnership with Managed Trading Services in a convenient, turnkey solution.
    • A full suite of products, services and support that an operator needs to create a leading proposition across their online and in-venue channels.
  • SG Universe
    • Play4Fun Network™ Social Casino empowers land-based properties with a virtual currency social casino, complete with popular games from the Company's RGS and Social libraries.
    • Mobile Concierge™ technology brings casinos to the forefront of the technological landscape with an intuitive branded Android and iOS app.
    • Core Systems Integration provides a 360-degree view of player activity while allowing the player easy, 24/7 access to his or her loyalty account.
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LAS VEGASFeb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming Arts, LLC announced today that Mike Dreitzer has been named as the Company's new President, effective February 26th, 2018. Mr. Dreitzer will also join Gaming Arts' Board of Advisors.

Mike brings to the role a career of nearly twenty years in gaming manufacturing, technology and regulation, having held key positions with several leading companies in the sector.  He recently stepped down from his role as President of North America for Ainsworth Game Technology, where he led a period of significant growth for that Company, taking it to more than $80 million in annual revenue, as well as spearheading other significant growth initiatives.

"We are delighted that Mike will be joining the Company and working to lead us to the next level.  For his part, Mike will have a broad mandate to develop the business both domestically and internationally," said David Colvin, founder and CEO of Gaming Arts. "Over the last several years, Mike has been instrumental in Ainsworth Game Technology's meteoric rise in the North American market, so he understands what it takes to achieve success and sustainable growth."

"We're moving from a period of tremendous research and development focus to bringing truly revolutionary new products to market," Colvin said. "Mike Dreitzer is the right person at the right time to lead Gaming Arts during this transformative period for our Company."

Dreitzer commented: "I am very excited to work with David Colvin and the entire Gaming Arts team to help drive the Company's growth in the gaming industry. Over my years in gaming, I have seldom seen a company with such an expansive portfolio of new products covering the full breadth and scope of gaming, all with significant intellectual property protection.  It's an exciting time to join Gaming Arts and I look forward to leading this team of passionate professionals as we bring game-changing products to our customers."

MEXICO CITY (6 February 2018) – Just a little more than year since lightning first struck in Mexico, Aristocrat’s Lightning Link™ game has risen to the top and is now one of the most popular casino games in the Mexican market.

 “We are delighted with the strong performance of Lightning Link in Mexico and look forward to releasing additional game titles to ensure our customers have more choice and the very best product available” said Carlos Carrión, Sales and Operations Director for Mexico. 

Lightning Link is popular with players and with casino operators throughout Mexico, and this success mirrors the game’s popularity in gaming jurisdictions around the world. For example, in the United States, several casinos have created “Lightning Link Lounges™” – spaces on the casino floor dedicated exclusively to Lightning Link games. 

Additionally, in the latest Eilers-Fantini Quarterly US Slot Survey, slot directors from across North America ranked Lightning Link is the #1 premium leased game in the market. Aristocrat games filled the Survey’s top three leased game spots, with Lightning Link at #1, Buffalo Grand™ at #2, and Dragon Link™ at #3. 

Lightning Link is a progressive accumulated system that combines multi-denomination, games of 25 or 50 lines, plus a progressive accumulated by bank and by machine to prizes fixed jackpots. The four games currently available in the Mexican market are Magic Pearl™, High Stakes™, Sahara Gold™, and Happy Lantern™. 

Building on the success of these four titles, Aristocrat anticipates releasing four additional titles in Mexico in the coming months. The new titles Best Bet™, Moon Race™, Heart Throb™, and Tiki Fire™ will give players additional entertainment options. 

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LAS VEGAS, Feb. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and payments solutions announced today that its Everi Games Holding Inc. subsidiary has extended its 14 year collaboration with the New York Lottery with a new agreement to provide the video lottery central system to the New York Lottery for an additional two years through December 2019.  Everi’s central system currently manages approximately 19,000 Video Lottery Terminals (“VLTs”) installed at nine locations in New York State and the Company earns a percentage of the net revenue generated by the installed VLTs.

Michael Rumbolz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Everi, commented, “We are extremely proud of what we have accomplished in collaboration with the New York Lottery since our central system first went live at Saratoga Raceway in January 2004.  As the installed base of VLTs has grown dramatically since then we have invested in our system in order to ensure that the New York Lottery continues to benefit from a state-of-the-art system for the management of VLTs provided by the two current vendors.  We are honored to have helped drive the past success of video lottery gaming in New York State and to be selected by the New York Lottery to continue to help them going forward.”

Brad Maione, Communications Director of the New York State Gaming Commission said, “We have had tremendous success with video lottery gaming at racetracks across the State as a result of working with technology partners such as Everi.  We are pleased to be moving forward through this extension with a valued partner as we continue to look to grow contributions from VLTs which provide an important source of funding to New York State.”

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New York, February 5, 2018 - Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) today announced that it will return to ICE 2018 where it will be showcasing its latest portfolio of Virtual Sports, SBG Slots, SBG Electronic Tables and games and Mobile games at ICE Totally Gaming 2018.

Highlights from Inspired include 1st Down ™ Virtual (American) Football, which features ultra-realistic player simulations and uses the latest animation and motion capture techniques.  1st Down™ has been designed with Inspired’s US customers in mind, and will be released later this year.In addition, Inspired will be showcasing a Virtual Grand National Highlight Race and a range of new Numbers Games featuring live action presenters.  Inspired will be unveiling a pioneering Virtual Sports Self Service product - Bet ‘N Go™, which enables players to place bets on Inspired content in land based casinos, lotteries, and sports betting locations.

The first curved-screen cabinet available to the UK and European Server-based market will be shown on Inspired’s stand. The Flex 4K® boasts a 43” 4K curve touchscreen in striking ultra-high definition, delivering a unique and immersive player experience.  Visitors will be able to choose from over 150 games to play, from the simplest slot to blockbuster multi-bonus games including 2 Fat Cats ‘The Lost Ark’ ™.

In addition, Inspired’s new Electronic Table Game for UK casinos – Sabre Hydra™ - featuring an intuitive user interface and gesture capability and configurable options with different headers will be launched at the show.

Exciting new games, including Inspired’s biggest bonus game of 2018, Chief! ™, will be available to play on giant mobile touch-screens.  Delegates can also look forward to experiencing new additions to the Rush GO! ™ product range, including special ‘World Cup’ variants of Rush Football Live and Rush Football GO!

Furthermore, ‘Scratch ‘N Go – Grand National Race of Champions’ - the first in a new line of hybrid products from Inspired featuring the core elements of scratch card functionality, will be introduced to visitors.  

New York, February 1, 2018 - Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) today announced that its Virtual Sports are now live in retail venues and online with Finnish National Lottery, Veikkaus.

Seven Virtual Sports products from Inspired including Rush Football 2, Rush Horses, Rush Dogs 2, Trotting, Speedway, Cars and Rush Cycling are now available to Veikkaus customers both online and in over 25 retail venues (including Casino Helsinki, the only casino in Finland).

Owned by The Finnish State, Veikkaus is the Finnish National Lottery and has an exclusive gambling license on Lottery and Casino Games, and Sports and Horse Betting in Finland.Via a public RFP process, Inspired was selected to supply Virtual Sports products to Veikkaus operated locations and on the Veikkaus website.

‘Following the announcement of Inspired’s RFP win with Veikkaus in 2017, I’m delighted that we are now the first Virtual Sports provider to be delivering content to retail venues and online channels in Finland,’ said Steve Rogers, CCO, Digital Games, Inspired.  ‘Inspired’s Virtual Sports products are renowned for their world-class quality and ability to be easily integrated into existing sports betting platforms,’ he added, ‘and we are proud to be the Finnish National Lottery’s preferred partner.’

‘Veikkaus is delighted to be offering Inspired’s market-leading Virtual Sports to its online customers 24/7/365, and across retail channels,’ said Sami Kauhanen, VP Sports, Horses & Table Games, Veikkaus.  ‘We are committed to bringing our customers the most entertaining and engaging betting products available, and we are certainly achieving this with the addition of seven new Virtual Sports from Inspired’s varied portfolio.  We look forward to an exciting and mutually beneficial business relationship,’ he added.

Scientific Games Announces Upsizing and Pricing of a Private Offering of an Additional $900 million of 5.000% Senior Secured Notes, €325 million of 3.375% Senior Secured Notes and €250 million of 5.500% Senior Unsecured Notes

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 31, 2018 /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 an additional $900 million principal amount of its 5.000% senior secured notes due 2025 (the "New 5.000% Dollar Notes") at an issue price of 100.0%, €325 million of 3.375% new senior secured notes due 2026 (the "Secured Euro Notes") at an issue price of 100.0% and €250 million of 5.500% new senior unsecured notes due 2026 (the "Unsecured Euro Notes" and, together with the New 5.000% Dollar Notes and the Secured Euro Notes, the "New Notes") at an issue price of 100.0% in a previously announced private offering. This represents a $400 million increase in the original offering amount of the New 5.000% Dollar Notes.

The New 5.000% Dollar Notes will be issued under the same indenture pursuant to which SGI previously issued $350 million of its 5.000% senior secured notes due 2025 (the "Existing Notes"). The New 5.000% Dollar Notes and the Existing Notes will be treated as a single series of debt securities for all purposes under the indenture, including, without limitation, waivers, amendments, redemptions and offers to purchase, will have terms identical to the Existing Notes, other than issue date and offering price and will have the same CUSIP and ISIN numbers as, and trade together with, the New 5.000% Dollar Notes, except that the New 5.000% Dollar Notes issued in offshore transactions under Regulation S shall be issued and maintained under a temporary CUSIP number during a 40-day distribution compliance period commencing on the issue date. 

Scientific Games intends to use the net proceeds of the New Notes offering, together with borrowings under the term loan B facility of its Credit Agreement, to redeem all $2,100 million of its outstanding 7.000% senior secured notes due 2022 (the "2022 Notes"), repay borrowings under its revolving credit facility, pay accrued and unpaid interest thereon plus any related premiums, fees and costs, and pay related fees and expenses of the New Notes offering. The New Notes will be guaranteed on a senior basis by Scientific Games and certain of its subsidiaries. The New 5.000% Dollar Notes and the Secured Euro Notes will be secured by liens on the same collateral that secures indebtedness under Scientific Games' credit agreement.

The offering is currently expected to close on February 14, 2018, subject to customary conditions.

The New 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 New 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.  The New Notes are not being offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the European Economic Area.

This press release does not and will not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the New Notes, nor will there be any sale of the New 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.

Enhancements will include Company's floor-wide display and bonusing technology solutions

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced today that the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino ("Chukchansi Gold") has chosen to upgrade its Scientific Games comprehensive casino management system, as well as add a suite of marketing and customer service applications and devices. Chukchansi Gold is owned by the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians and is located in Coarsegold, California, near Yosemite National Park.

"We have been extremely pleased with the performance of our Scientific Games system which has enabled us to operate our casino floor of 1,750 slot machines and 36 table games with a high level of efficiency and profitability," said B.J. Martin, General Manager of Chukchansi Gold. "In addition to the upgrades, we have also chosen to enhance our system with Scientific Games' proven marketing and customer-service focused applications that will enable us to engage and interact with our customers in new, creative ways and strengthen our ability to provide a first-class customer service experience."

Enhancements include the installation of Scientific Games' award-winning iVIEW®4 technology into Chukchansi Gold's slot machines. iVIEW 4 is Scientific Games' next-generation player interface display which enables the casino to display dynamic marketing animations and video with instant response through a state-of-the-art multi-touch display, increasing player engagement and interaction.

In order to take full advantage of this new customer interface system, the Elite Bonusing Suite® ("EBS") is also being installed. EBS is a group of marketing applications that will enable Chukchansi Gold to automate promotions and player loyalty programs, launch new floor-level interactive promotions, and reward players at the point of play via the iVIEW 4.

The upgrade also comprises Scientific Games' Servizio Mobile Service Solution which enables casino personnel to perform a number of customer service tasks efficiently and on-the-go, such as jackpot processing and player registration. 

"We are pleased that Chukchansi Gold has had success with our systems products and have chosen to upgrade them to include our innovative display and bonusing solutions, among others," said Bob Parente, Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of Scientific Games. "We are confident that these new solutions will help to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of Chuckchansi Gold's patron interactions, simplifying operations and promoting player loyalty. We have enjoyed a strong relationship with Chukchansi Gold and look forward to continuing our successful partnership in the future."

All ® notices signify marks registered in the United States.  © 2018 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

NOVOMATIC names Robert Dijkstra as VP of Business Development and Sales, Asia Pacific

To support the expansion of NOVOMATIC in Asia Pacific, the company has appointed Robert Dijkstra to lead business development and sales for the region. In this new position, Mr Dijkstra will develop the relationship between NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth Game Technology following the recent acquisition of a major shareholding in AGT. He will report directly to NOVOMATIC CEO Harald Neumann.

Robert will also support NOVOMATIC VP of Global Sales Lawrence Levy for the sales of NOVOMATIC products throughout Asia Pacific. In addition, he will assist Ainsworth in the sales of NOVOMATIC products into Australia and New Zealand and help build the market share of both companies.

Based in the Sydney area, Robert will scope new business opportunities for NOVOMATIC throughout the region. This is a major area of growth for the company as it bolsters the reach into international markets.

Robert brings more than two decades of gaming industry experience to the role. Before assisting NOVOMATIC on the purchase of 52.2% of the shares of AGT, which completed on January 5, 2018, he was Managing Director of Ainsworth Europe, and brings his direct experience of both companies to the new position.

Commenting on his position, Robert Dijkstra, said: “I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with both NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth as we continue developing synergies between the companies. I also look forward to working closely with the NOVOMATIC sales team to expand the products into the Asia Pacific region.”

New York, January 29, 2018 - Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) today announced that its Virtual Sports products are now live with a total of five operators in New Jersey.

Following approval from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) Inspired’s Virtual Sports are now live online with Golden Nugget, Caesars and Resorts – in addition to previously announced go lives with Rush Street Interactive and Betfair.

Inspired’s Virtual Sports launched online in New Jersey in November 2017, making it the first and only supplier of Virtual Sports in the state.  Other partners of Inspired in New Jersey include Bwin Borgata and Pala Interactive, both of which are expected to go live imminently.

“I’m delighted to announce that Inspired’s Virtual Sports are now live with more of our valued partners in New Jersey,” said Inspired’s Vice President of Interactive, Lucy Buckley. “Inspired’s experience in adapting its offering to suit specific territories means that we have the expertise to leverage the huge potential we see for Virtual Sports in New Jersey,” she added.  “2018 will see the launch of new products from Inspired including 1st Down Virtual Football which is specifically targeted to US consumers.”

Inspired’s Virtual Sports products have been proven to drive incremental revenues for customers globally, and are currently live through more than 40,000 retail channels and on over 100 websites worldwide.

Matt Davey Named Finalist for "Chief Executive of the Year", Company Up for Four "Supplier of the Year" Awards

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced the Company is shortlisted in a total of five award categories for the Global Gaming Awards London 2018 to be held February 5, leading into the ICE Totally Gaming and the London Affiliate Conference. 

Matt Davey, Scientific Games' new Group Chief Executive, Digital, formerly CEO and founder of NYX Gaming Group Limited, is nominated for the 2018 "Chief Executive of the Year" Award, which recognizes CEOs for their business leadership. Davey recently became a part of the Scientific Games' leadership team through the Company's acquisition of NYX, the industry's leading digital technology provider.  

Scientific Games is also nominated for the "Casino Supplier of the Year," which honors the best casino supplier for product and services innovation; "Retail Supplier of the Year," which recognizes gaming suppliers worldwide; "Online Casino Supplier of the Year," honoring innovation and invention in the online casino sector; and OpenBet (now part of Scientific Games through the NYX acquisition) is up for "Online Sports Betting Supplier of the Year," which recognizes online sports betting suppliers.

"It is a great honor to have Matt Davey on our leadership team, and to be recognized among the world's top gaming companies for our commitment to excellence in four 'Supplier of the Year' categories at the Global Gaming Awards London 2018," said Kevin Sheehan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games. "We are extremely proud that our innovation continues to be recognized for being on the leading edge for the gaming and online gaming industry."

The ultimate winners in each category will be selected by a panel of 50 industry- leading judges and announced during an exclusive ceremony Monday, February 5 at London's iconic Hippodrome Casino.

Scientific Games has received more than 95 innovation awards in the last five years. The Company offers a fully integrated portfolio of technology platforms, advanced systems, engaging content and unrivaled professional services for gaming, lottery, digital and sports betting.

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation.  All Rights Reserved.

LONDON, Jan. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced that it will present a set of world-class solutions for its gaming, lottery, interactive and betting customers at ICE Totally Gaming 2018 ("ICE"), Feb. 6-8, 2018 at ExCeL London. Under the theme "Designed to Entertain," IGT will demonstrate its commitment to creating diverse, market-attuned gaming innovations by showcasing more than 200 of its solutions in stand N3-160.

"Our ICE 2018 portfolio represents IGT's passion for driving the player experience forward through meaningful innovation that caters to our customers' market-specific opportunities," said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. "IGT will showcase market-ready products that have undergone extensive internal and external testing to help ensure their performance on casino floors. In addition, we will deliver the world debut of IGT's CrystalDual® 27/27 cabinet – a modern, internationally relevant upright cabinet that is backed with a game library that our customers can deploy with confidence. Our ICE portfolio also features mobile solutions that are designed for consumers who consistently look to their smartphones for entertainment."

Product highlights within IGT's ICE stand will include:

  • The CrystalDual® 27/27 Cabinet: IGT's CrystalDual 27/27 cabinet will make its world debut at ICE. The striking hardware represents the evolution of the Company's Crystal Hardware series and gives operators a reliable, dual-screen core video cabinet option for their casino floors. The cabinet includes a range of unique features such as two 27-inch, high-definition displays, intelligent cabinet lighting, the option for bank-wide synchronized lighting, a mobile device charging port, and more. IGT will unveil this product by showcasing a range of new and "Proven Performer" game themes such as the Golden Egypt™, Ocean Magic™, Wolf Ridge™, Dancing Reels Salsa™, Golden Gecko™ and Brilliant Fruits™ games. IGT will also highlight its new USwitch™ multi-game bundles. USwitch games are compatible with the CrystalDual 27/27 and CrystalSlant cabinets, and feature a user-friendly game selector that groups like games, making it easier for players to find games that suit their individual gameplay preferences.
  • The CrystalCurve™ Cabinet: Featuring a 43-inch, curved, ultra-HD 4K display, the CrystalCurve cabinet is backed by a rich pipeline of core and premium game content. IGT will demonstrate core titles such as the Cleopatra® Gold, Wild Fury Jackpots™, Star Rise™ and ICY WILDS™ Deluxe games – each one designed exclusively for the CrystalCurve cabinet. IGT will also highlight premium, multi-level progressives on the CrystalCurve cabinets with titles such as the Fort Knox® Video Slots and Fortune Gong™ games.
  • TRUE 4D™ Content on the CrystalCurve™ TRUE 4D™ Cabinet: ICE attendees can enjoy the next dimension of gaming entertainment with IGT's Ghostbusters™ 4D and SPHINX 4D™ games. Housed on the CrystalCurve TRUE 4D cabinet, the games leverage glasses-free TRUE 3D™, gesture recognition and mid-air haptic technologies to deliver an award-winning multi-sensory player experience.
  • Mobile Solutions Cardless Connect™ and PlaySpot™ Technology: IGT will showcase its award-winning Cardless Connect and PlaySpot mobile innovations. Both solutions are designed to enhance the land-based casino environment and give players more choices for how they enjoy their favorite casino games. The Cardless Connect technology enables casino patrons to use their smart phones to perform a variety of actions such as initiating a patron loyalty session at a slot machine, or transferring funds to-and-from a slot machine. With the addition of IGT's Resort Wallet, Cardless Connect technology users can seamlessly initiate funds transfers between multiple casino properties owned by a single operator. The Company will also spotlight its PlaySpot mobile technology. The PlaySpot mobile solution gives players the option to wager on live roulette and baccarat games, keno, sports and more from their mobile devices from approved areas within a resort-casino. IGT's PlaySpot solution integrates with many of IGT's other casino products such as the Cardless Connect, IGT Advantage®, Live Connect, and IGT Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) solutions.
  • New Content for the AXXIS® 23/23 Cabinet: IGT will extend its content portfolio for the internationally celebrated AXXIS 23/23 cabinet with the introduction of the new diversity™ HD multi-game bundles. At ICE, IGT will showcase diversity HD 5, 6, and 7 – each bundle comprising 12 player-favorite IGT titles such as the Ocean Magic™, Golden Egypt™ and King of Macedonia™ games. IGT will also showcase the Money Strike™ game on the AXXIS 23/23 cabinet – a bolt-on progressive that will enhance IGT's diversity HD suites 5, 6 and 7.
ICE attendees can also look forward to the following IGT solutions within IGT's stand:
  • Interactive content for the Company's Remote Game Server (IGT RGS®), including new slot games, casual games, skill-based games, and live demonstrations of a new tournaments feature.
  • PowerSight™ technology demonstrated on the CrystalCurve ULTRA™ cabinet. PowerSight technology enables a player to stare at on-screen objects to unlock them in pick bonuses and other player-selectable components of gameplay.
  • Glasses-free TRUE 3D™ titles such as the James Cameron's AVATAR™ 3D Video Slots and Phoenix Rising™ 3D games.
  • New content for the S3000® gaming machine, including the much-anticipated Money Storm®linked progressive.
  • Chill Gaming's skill-based Fortunes of the Brave™ game and Bloomtopia™ game, along with IGT's Video Reel Edge™ (VRE) games and Skillcade™ experiences such as the Race Ace®Arcade game.
  • The Spin-Splosion! ™ video tournament solution on the CrystalSlant cabinet.
  • IGT Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) featuring a landscape, 4K display.
  • The Quasar™ Video Lottery Terminal (VLT), along with exciting content and the INTELLIGEN™ central management system.
  • Leading casino management systems such as IGT Advantage®, GALAXIS™, System2go™ and Casinolink® systems.
  • ZEST Gaming's multi-card bingo games.
  • A new version of the industry-leading Game King® video poker suite, along with new game titles such as the Five Star Poker® 2.0 game.

Scientific Games Announces Proposed Private Offering of an Additional $500 million of 5.000% Senior Secured Notes, €325 million of Senior Secured Notes and €250 million of Senior Unsecured Notes

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 29, 2018 /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 offer an additional $500.0 million of its 5.000% senior secured notes due 2025 (the "New 5.000% Dollar Notes"), €325.0 million of senior secured notes due 2026 (the "Secured Euro Notes") and €250 million of senior unsecured notes due 2026 (the "Unsecured Euro Notes" and together with the New 5.000% Dollar Notes and the Secured Euro Notes, collectively, the "New Notes") in a private offering.

The New 5.000% Dollar Notes will be issued under the same indenture pursuant to which SGI previously issued $350 million of its 5.000% senior secured notes due 2025 (the "Existing Notes"). The New 5.000% Dollar Notes and the Existing Notes will be treated as a single series of debt securities for all purposes under the indenture, including, without limitation, waivers, amendments, redemptions and offers to purchase, will have terms identical to the Existing Notes, other than issue date and offering price and will have the same CUSIP and ISIN numbers as, and trade together with, the New 5.000% Dollar Notes, except that the New 5.000% Dollar Notes issued in offshore transactions under Regulation S shall be issued and maintained under a temporary CUSIP number during a 40-day distribution compliance period commencing on the issue date. 

Scientific Games intends to use the net proceeds of the New Notes offering, together with borrowings under the term loan B facility of its Credit Agreement, to redeem a portion of its outstanding 7.000% senior secured notes due 2022 (the "2022 Notes") and pay accrued and unpaid interest thereon plus any related premiums, fees and costs, and pay related fees and expenses of the New Notes offering and for general corporate purposes. The New Notes will be guaranteed on a senior basis by Scientific Games and certain of its subsidiaries. The New 5.000% Dollar Notes and the Secured Euro Notes will be secured by liens on the same collateral that secures indebtedness under Scientific Games' credit agreement.

The New 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 New 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.  The New Notes are not being offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the European Economic Area.

This press release does not and will not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the New Notes, nor will there be any sale of the New 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.

LAS VEGAS (January 26, 2018) – Ainsworth Game Technology (“Ainsworth”) announced today that the Company has begun its search for a successor to President – North America Mike Dreitzer, who announced his resignation earlier this month to pursue another opportunity.

“We look forward to naming a new president to continue to grow our North American operations and successfully execute our strategy,” said Ainsworth Chief Executive Officer Danny Gladstone. “Under Mike’s leadership, Ainsworth’s North American operations have grown to more than $80 million in revenue. Mike was instrumental in entering the Class II market following the successful acquisition of Nova Technologies and opening a state-of-the-art North American headquarters in Las Vegas.”

Gladstone added: “It will remain business as usual for all aspects of our North American operations. We have a highly capable North American team that includes several executive leaders who have been integral to our recent successes.”

Dreitzer, who has spent nearly five years at the helm of Ainsworth’s North American business, will remain in the role until Feb. 16.

“It has truly been an honor to spend almost the last five years of my career helping to build the talented and dedicated Ainsworth team,” Dreitzer said. “I have no doubt Ainsworth will continue to grow and flourish with a strong product roadmap, commitment to world-class service and passion for working every day to meet the needs of its customers. That’s the culture we have created here. I am very proud of what we have accomplished.”

The Company has made several key announcements as it enters 2018.

In late 2017, Ainsworth announced the largest single North American game installation in Company history. The 270 games are now live at the newly opened Four Winds Casino Resort in South Bend, Ind.Also, in late 2017, Ainsworth completed the installation of its first custom Wide Area Progressive (WAP) jackpot at Seminole Gaming properties throughout South Florida. The Dream Hit Jackpot is available on 60 Ainsworth games across five Seminole Gaming casinos.

In December, Ainsworth completed the first installation of its patent-pending AnyBet Progressive on 80 new A600, A600 Slant Top and A560SL Noir gaming cabinets at Jena Choctaw Pines Casino in Dry Prong, La. The unique AnyBet Progressive link, which enables players to win life-enhancing jackpots at any bet level, expands on the Company’s recent success in Class II markets.

Ainsworth announced earlier this year that Austrian gaming supplier Novomatic AG acquired a 52 percent stake in the Company after receiving all necessary regulatory approvals.

“We enter 2018 in a very strong position for continued success,” said Gladstone. “Our team and our products are poised for a great performance. With the backing of Novomatic, our majority shareholder, the Ainsworth brand will going remain strong in North America.”

Continued Growth driven by real money Regulated Gaming

London & Dublin | January 26, 2018: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gaming software, services and online gaming content in the United States, today announced the release of quarterly key performance indicators for the fourth quarter of 2017, highlighting continued strong momentum with the Company breaking through three million active player days for the first time with Average Revenue Per Active Player-Day (ARPDAU) returning to growth following decreases in the previous two quarters as a result of increased growth in real money Regulated Gaming relative to Simulated Gaming.

Today's update allows the US and global institutional investment community to properly track progress of GAN's diverse business on a quarterly basis.

Key Performance Indicators for Q1 2018 will be released in April 2018.

Quarterly KPIs Q3 2016 Q4 2016 Q1 2017 Q2 2017 Q3 2017 Q4 2017
Active Player-Days 1,700,908 2,037,233 2,227,905 2,600,842 2,996,914 3,066,920
% Change - -- +19.8% +9.4% +16.7% +15.2% +2.3%
ARPDAU $7.09 $7.42 $7.69 $6.98 $6.36 $6.68
% Change - -- +4.6% +3.6% -9.2% -8.9% +5.1%

 

Fourth Quarter 2017 Highlights

·     Sixth successive Quarter of growth in Active Player-Days.

·     +2.3% Quarter-on-Quarter growth in Active Player-Days in Q4 2017 over Q3 2017 to 3,066,920 Active Player-Days.

·     +5.1% Quarter-on-Quarter increase in Average Revenue Per Daily Active User in Q4 2017 over Q3 2017 to $6.68 reflecting strong growth in real money Regulated Gaming.

Management Commentary

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented:

"Our sixth successive quarter of growth continues to demonstrate the sustained progress GAN has made in developing our market position in the US focusing on real money Regulated Gaming in New Jersey and Simulated Gaming for clients coast-to-coast across America supported by substantial organic growth in Italy, one of Europe's largest regulated markets for Internet gambling."

Over the past eighteen months, GAN has begun to increase its institutional outreach to the United States, where the Company conducts the predominant portion of its business activities. The expanded financial information flow supports the increasing number of suitably-qualified US institutional investors who engaged with GAN's equity story in late 2016 and 2017. This Quarterly publication discloses the Active Player-Days and Average Revenue Per Active Player-Day (ARPDAU), in which GAN participates worldwide in regulated real money Internet gaming markets and Simulated Gaming™.

LAS VEGAS, January 25, 2018 – PlayAGS, Inc. (“AGS” or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines and other products and services for the gaming industry, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 10,250,000 shares of its common stock at an initial public offering price of $16.00 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions. The Company has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,537,500 shares of its common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. AGS’s existing shareholders will not sell any shares in the offering.   

The shares are expected to begin trading on The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol "AGS" on January 26, 2018. The offering is expected to close on January 30, 2018 subject to customary closing conditions.

AGS expects to receive gross proceeds of approximately $164.0 million from the offering, or approximately $188.6 million if the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full. AGS intends to use the gross proceeds from the offering to redeem in full its PIK notes, and pay fees and expenses in connection with the offering.

Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Securities, Jefferies and Macquarie Capital are acting as joint book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the offering. BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Nomura, Stifel and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Roth Capital Partners, Union Gaming, The Williams Capital Group, L.P. and Apollo Global Securities are acting as co-managers for the offering.

The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus.  A copy of the prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained from any of the following sources:

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and has been declared effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
LONDON, Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IGT has appointed Kim Barker Lee to the newly-created role of Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. Kim will be responsible for developing and implementing the Company's first-ever global diversity and inclusion strategy. Kim will also chair the Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council (EDIC), which is comprised of global senior and emerging leaders and provides leadership support for the Company's diversity and inclusion initiative, ensuring that the Company's diversity and inclusion goals are relevant, have an impact, and are measurable.

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..."IGT is committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the global customers and communities that we serve. Bringing more diverse perspectives to the table drives innovation and will enable IGT to continue to deliver the best products and services to our customers.  Kim is an excellent choice for this position. Her personal contribution to IGT, true passion for diversity and inclusion, and unwavering commitment, mark her as exactly what this position calls for," said Mario Di Loreto, IGT Executive Vice President of People and Transformation."IGT has established itself as the industry leader in gaming because of our unique understanding of players across the globe. Our goal is to meet the needs of our global customer base through a diverse and energized workforce. It's not just about numbers or demographics," said Kim Barker Lee, IGT Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion.  "Diversity and inclusion goes beyond gender and race. We want to embed into our values a culture of inclusion where all our employees feel valued, respected, listened to, engaged, and empowered to contribute to the success of the Company. IGT will continue to achieve success by recognizing that diversity is an asset and a business imperative in today's global marketplace."Kim began at IGT in 2011 as Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Compliance, for Northstar Lottery Group in Illinois. Her role at Northstar allowed Kim to successfully implement recognized supplier diversity programs that surpassed Northstar's contractually established goals. Kim holds a law degree from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale College. She recently relocated from Chicago, Illinois to Providence, Rhode Island.

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announces that Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, today visited the Company's Leeds, UK manufacturing and technology facility to coincide with 40 years of lottery instant game design and production in Yorkshire. Scientific Games is the largest supplier of instant games in the world, with five instant game facilities across four continents, providing innovative games, technologies and services to over 150 lotteries worldwide. 

During her visit to the Hunslet site, Her Royal Highness was accompanied by the High Sheriff, as she was greeted by Scientific Games' leadership and employees and President of the World Lottery Association, Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, as she toured the state-of-the-art facility and learnt about the design and production process of instant games enjoyed by players in the UK and throughout Europe. The Company was amongst the first to be certified by the World Lottery Association for both responsible gaming and environmental sustainability practices.

As an official supplier of instant games to the National Lottery in the UK, the games created in Leeds have helped benefit charities all over the country, including the Haworth-based branch of Riding for the Disabled Association, of which Her Royal Highness is the long-standing president.

With highly advanced game manufacturing technology and world-renown security practices, Scientific Games Leeds creates 6.8 billion of the Company's 53 billion instant games per year (2x4 units), each contributing to the raft of good causes which is at the heart of every lottery programme. On a global scale, lottery programmes saw $82.4 USD billion donated to good causes in 2016 alone across a breadth of charitable enterprises, including initiatives for education, health and welfare, sports and the environment.

Kevin Anderson, Vice President, International Business Development, Scientific Games, EMEA, comments, "We were extremely honoured to host The Princess Royal, and the visit recognises the dedication of our talented team of designers, technologists and manufacturing professionals here at Scientific Games Leeds over the last 40 years. With an interest in the National Lottery good causes through her numerous charity patronages, it was a pleasure to show her first hand the fascinating processes and science that is involved in the creation of modern instant games."

Her Royal Highness unveiled a permanent plaque to celebrate the visit and follows Scientific Games being presented with the Queens Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category in 2005.

The global lottery and gaming company has had roots in Leeds since the mid-1970s, when it first licensed the production of lottery instant 'scratch-off' products to local company Norton & Wright, which became Opax International and was eventually acquired by Scientific Games. The physical facility along the River Aire in Leeds dates back to an early 1900s printing house.

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