Vegas Golden Knights Ambassadors to Open Show, Make Appearances in AGS Exhibit and G2E Lobby

LAS VEGAS – October 5, 2018 – AGS (NYSE: AGS) (or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products, and interactive solutions for the gaming industry, is bringing Vegas Golden Knights fanfare to the Global Gaming Expo (“G2E”) as part of its corporate partnership with the National Hockey League (“NHL”) franchise.

What: AGS is bringing ambassadors from the Vegas Golden Knights to officially open G2E – the world’s largest conference and trade show for global, commercial, and tribal gaming professionals. The team’s mascot – Chance– as well as their Golden Aces promotional team and Knight Line presented by Drumbots, will officially “open” G2E with a high-energy procession from the G2E Lobby to AGS’ Booth No. 1253.

The Golden Aces, Chance, and the Drumbots will also be available during G2E for photo opportunities, both in AGS’ Booth No. 1253 and in the G2E Lobby near registration.

Who: Vegas Golden Knights Golden Aces, Knight Line, and team mascot Chance.

Why: This high-energy event, which will begin in the G2E Lobby near the Registration area and culminate in a parade through the G2E exhibit area, will serve as the official opening of G2E 2018, setting the stage for an enthusiastic and productive show.

Who Should Attend: The media, G2E exhibitors, and all show attendees.

When:

Tuesday, October 9

  • 10 a.m.: G2E Lobby near registration, with a parade to AGS Booth No. 1253 for the official G2E opening
  • 10:30-11 a.m.: Photo opportunities with Chance, Golden Aces, and Knight Line in AGS Booth No. 1253
  • 11 a.m.-12 noon: G2E Lobby near registration for photo opportunities with the Golden Aces, Knight Line
  • 12 noon-1 p.m.: Photo opportunities with Chance in G2E Lobby near registration

Wednesday, October 10

  • 10-11 a.m.: Photo opportunities with Chance in G2E Lobby near registration
  • 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: Photo opportunities with Chance, Golden Aces, and Knight Line in G2E Lobby near registration
  • 1:30-2 p.m.:  Photo opportunities with Chance, the Golden Aces, and Knight Line in AGS Booth No. 1253

Where: The event will begin in the G2E Lobby and continue in a parade through the exhibit area, ending at AGS’ exhibit No. 1253, where Vegas Golden Knights ambassadors will hand out branded T-shirts and hockey pucks and participate in photo opportunities. AGS executives will be on hand for short interviews about the Company’s corporate partnership with the Vegas Golden Knights and AGS’ G2E product showcase.

Taking center stage in its G2E booth, AGS will display Vegas Golden Knights-themed roulette signage, a promotional- use only Vegas Golden Knights Big Red slot machine, and the Company will unveil its 2018 Obsessed with the Game video, which features a hockey theme and highlights AGS’ award-winning company culture.

Media Contact: For interviews with AGS executives about the Company’s corporate partnership with the Vegas Golden Knights, please contact Laura Olson-Reyes, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, at 702-349-1223 or lolson-reyes@playags.com.

LAS VEGASOct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming Arts, LLC  ("Gaming Arts" or "the Company") today announced that a lucky woman won $100,000 while playing the Company's Bingo Millions® 5 Combo at Goldsby Gaming Center in Norman, Oklahoma on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

Melissa Resendiz was playing the Company's Bingo Millions 5 Combo when she won the bingo jackpot by hitting her coverall on the 47th ball of the game. This jackpot hit only four days after play began at the location. It is the largest one-time bingo payout in the history of Oklahoma!

Melissa said, "This win is life-changing and a blessing. I am not sure what I plan to do with the winnings; I am still in shock!"

Gaming Arts' Bingo Millions 5 Combo delivers two incredible grand prizes on one ticket for $1,000,000 and $100,000, and various smaller jackpot amounts all the way to 54 ball calls providing players with many more chances to win. Bingo Millions jackpots are offered at no risk to the operator, and are guaranteed by Gaming Arts.

In only the last five years, the Company has awarded nearly $15,000,000 in 'life-changing jackpots' and continuously provides operators across the country with games that are exciting for the player and profitable for the casino. Most recently, a lucky Pennsylvania resident won $250,000 at Seneca Gaming and Entertainment Salamanca casino in New York, and before that a California woman won a $100,000 grand prize at BJ's Bingo & Gaming in Washington. Earlier this year, an Arizona man took home a massive $1,000,000 Bingo Millions jackpot on his birthday at Lone Butte Casino in Arizona.

Gaming Arts' President Mike Dreitzer said, "On behalf of the Gaming Arts team and our trusted distributor Integrity Gaming, we'd like to congratulate Melissa on her lucky win. With the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas next week, this jackpot could not have come at a better time. We are excited to share yet another win with the Goldsbyteam and with bingo players everywhere! With this win, it is yet another example of how GA pays and pays and pays…"

Learn how the Company will 'Play Big!' at G2E in Las Vegas, Nevada October 9 – 11 in booth no. 4447 where it will demonstrate Bingo Millions along with a multitude of keno and bingo products and the worldwide launch of its inspiring video slot content.

·  Boguslawski honored with Great Women of Gaming’s ‘Leadership’ Award; Named to 2018-2019 Class of ‘Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40’

 

·  Company’s Chief Marketing Officer, EVP of Investor Relations Credited with Helping Elevate Corporate Brand and Overseeing Launch of Robust Investor Relations Program Following Company’s IPO Earlier This Year


LAS VEGAS, October 4, 2018 –  AGS (NYSE: AGS), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products, and interactive solutions for the gaming industry, today announced that Julia Boguslawski, the Company’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Investor Relations, has received two of the gaming industry’s leading awards: Great Women of Gaming –Leadership and Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40. She will accept both awards next week during the Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo® in Las Vegas.


The Great Women of Gaming Leadership award recognizes Boguslawski for being a leader with a proven track record and a high level of achievement, serving as a role model to other women in the gaming industry. Nominations were judged by an esteemed committee of 18 gaming leaders from across the industry.


Boguslawski was also named to the 2018-2019 class of the Emerging Leaders of Gaming (“ELG”) and is being recognized as an ‘ELG 40 Under 40’. Produced in conjunction with The Innovation Group, Global Gaming Business magazine, and Emerging Leaders of Gaming, the significant award recognizes women and men in the gaming industry under the age of 40 who embody leadership roles and have contributed above and beyond expectations to their organizations and the gaming industry. Boguslawski was selected by a combined Global Gaming Business and The Innovation Group advisory board from nominations solicited through an open call to the industry.


AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, “I have had the opportunity to work with Julia at Shuffle Master and now AGS; she’s a strong leader who is a fierce advocate for our industry. At AGS, she has dramatically elevated our marketing and communications programs, and following our IPO in January, launched a robust investor relations program and has played a key role in nearly doubling our stock price and significantly raising our visibility with investors, analysts, and the media. With so many deserving leaders at AGS and in our industry, it is an honor to congratulate Julia on receiving not one, but two, of the most prominent awards in our industry. Her impact is felt far beyond AGS, and I’m sure Julia’s contributions to our industry will continue for many years to come.”


Before joining AGS, Boguslawski was the Chief of Staff at Scientific Games, where she led corporate communications, corporate social responsibility, and served as a senior advisor to the executive team at the $4 billion global gaming, lottery, and digital supplier.


Prior to that, she served as the Vice President of Global Marketing at Bally Technologies, where she oversaw corporate, product, and field marketing, trade shows and events, and corporate communications and community relations.


In 2008, Boguslawski started her gaming career at Shuffle Master, managing dual roles as Vice President of Investor Relations and Vice President of Corporate Communications.


She was recognized in the “40 Under 40” awards by VEGAS Inc. and received the 2013 “Great Women of Gaming – Rising Star” award. Boguslawski earned an MBA from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.

The new Cube-X Vertical®80 games Wild Explosion Get ‘Cha Gold and Wild Explosion Get ‘Cha Money™ are exploding with personality and great gameplay. As bets increase, both games go from 5 reel, 6-rows with 60 lines to up to 9 rows with 99 lines and the Wild Explosion feature enabled during base gameplay.

When the Wild Explosion feature is enabled, special Wild symbols may land with a counter and are held between spins. If their counter reaches zero, they might explode into expanded wilds, and could cause other special wilds to explode too. Both games also feature some incredibly catchy feature songs, memorable characters, free games, and four progressive levels. Boom, boom baby! We’re gonna get that cash tonight!

 

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, October 18, 2018 (PRNewswire) – Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) is excited to announce that they have been awarded the gold medal for their Muso Triple-27 as the Best Slot Product in the 2018 Global Gaming Business Gaming & Technology Awards (“G&T”). 

“Our customers already know the Muso Triple-27 is a great product, and we are pleased to receive this prestigious award recognizing that,” says Justin Arcemont, Managing Director of Global Sales. “Our first-in-the-industry wireless charging is easy to point to for innovation, but the LED backlighting makes just as much – maybe more!—of an impact on the floor.”

Muso Triple-27 is the industry’s first slot machine that features a wireless charging port for mobile devices. Muso Triple-27 creates a stunning light display with its LED backlighting that gives a 360-degree presence on the casino floor. LED lighting continues behind the monitors, in edge lighting along the monitors themselves, and even in the player’s wrist rest engulfing players in the game atmosphere. Additionally, the Muso Triple-27 provides stunning graphics brilliantly displayed on large 27-inch monitors.

The G&T Awards are the casino industry’s most prestigious awards, recognizing excellence in innovation. The panel of judges consisted of casino operators, gaming analysts, and consulting professionals. The other winners of the 17th annual GGB G&T Awards, can be found by visiting  https://ggbmagazine.com/article/17th-annual-ggb-gaming-technology-awards-winners/.

“The GGB Gaming & Technology Awards are the pinnacle achievement in the gaming industry. The judges for the awards are the experts in their fields and to be chosen as a winner is a true honor and recognizes innovation and efficiency,” says Roger Gros, Publisher of Global Gaming Business Magazine. “Aruze has proven once again to be a leader in developing products that are truly transformative in the gaming industry.”

For more information about Muso Triple-27 or any other Aruze products, visit www.aruzegaming.com or email sales@aruze-gaming.com.  

 

About Aruze Gaming

Aruze Gaming designs, develops, and manufactures slot machines and gaming devices for the global casino market. With affiliates in America, Hong Kong, Australia, South Africa, Macau, Philippines, and Japan, Aruze Gaming produces innovative gaming products, including high-resolution video and stepper slot machines, communal gaming products, and multi-terminal devices.

For more news and information about Aruze, please visit http://www.aruzegaming.com.

Multi-level progressive brings unprecedented player excitement to table games

LAS VEGAS – October 4, 2018 – AGS (NYSE: AGS) (or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products, and interactive solutions for the gaming industry, today announced that its STAX™ table-game progressive received the top Gold award in the 2019 Gaming & Technology Awards for ‘Best Table-Game Product or Innovation’.

AGS Senior Vice President of Table Products John Hemberger said, “We are thrilled to see STAX win this industry-leading recognition for its ability to generate tremendous excitement in the casino pit and drive revenue for gaming operators. The brilliant two-sided progressive display is an attention-getter itself, but when you couple it with multi-level and must-hit-by jackpots, STAX truly transforms basic games like blackjack by adding anticipation and more ways to win.”

STAX was selected among numerous table-game products for this prestigious award, sponsored by Global Gaming Business magazine, which recognizes innovative developments in table-game products. A panel of esteemed judges from across the industry selected the winners. STAX also received Casino Journal’s 2017 ‘Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Award’.

AGS’ STAX is a highly configurable table games progressive system which offers various wagering options, along with multiple levels and distinct pools, to seamlessly transform basic games like blackjack, as well as AGS’ player-favorite proprietary games like Chase the Flush™ and Criss Cross Poker™. Easily integrated onto games, STAX uses AGS’ existing, approved Bonus Spin™ hardware for seamless installation and game changes.

LAS VEGAS – October 3, 2018 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) welcomes Alexander Ambrose as Chief Financial Officer of SG Digital. As CFO of the Company’s newest division, Ambrose will work to propel SG Digital’s growth in iGaming and sports betting. He brings a wealth of industry and leadership expertise from his time as Finance Director of Ash Gaming and, more recently, UK Finance Director of Playtech Plc.

Jason Walbridge, Chief Operating Officer of SG Digital, said, “Alex is the perfect addition to our team as we level up our product portfolio and continue the rapid transformation of our sportsbook business to meet the needs of our growing U.S. customer base. As a finance leader with strong industry expertise, Alex has extensive experience leading finance teams in a multi-product environment. We’re glad to have him on board during this transformational time.”

Michael Quartieri, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Scientific Games, added, “We are thrilled to have Alex join SG Digital and our global finance team.  His in-depth financial experience in iGaming will enable him to drive operational excellence, execute best practices and position us for growth in our iGaming and sportsbook businesses.”

Alex will report to Michael Quartieri and will be based in the SG Digital London office.

Company’s Leading Solutions Help Maximize Funds Delivered to the Casino Floor, Enable Data-Driven Decisions, and Set the Stage for the Transformation of Financial Technology Solutions Across the Casino Enterprise

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s only single source provider of gaming products and financial technology solutions, will debut a comprehensive portfolio of financial technology solutions that optimize casino operations and enhance the guest experience at the 18th annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E®), to be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center (Booth #1116) in Las Vegas from October 9-11. Alongside the Company’s largest-ever lineup of Games solutions, Everi FinTech will display its latest innovations that help operators responsibly deliver more cash to the casino floor and allow casino operators to maintain the highest level of compliance, all while driving gaming and non-gaming revenue.

“Each year, we process more than 100 million transactions across our secure network and drive almost $27 billion onto the floors of our casino partners,” said Michael Rumbolz, President and Chief Executive Officer, at Everi. “This scale and our expertise across the gaming industry’s financial technology space uniquely positions Everi to deliver integrated solutions that help casino operators maximize funds delivered to their casino floors while providing their guests with a rich, seamless experience. Our customers know that our commitment to innovation results in products that improve the efficiency of their cash access operations and provide them with the ability to make proactive and informed decisions around player behavior, such as through our Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance solutions. Everi’s advanced financial technology solutions on display at G2E 2018 will reinforce the fact we remain far ahead of the industry in creating products that address the industry’s current financial technology needs while also demonstrating the path forward as the market evolves.”

Darren Simmons, Everi’s FinTech Business Leader, added, “We’re focused on providing our customers with solutions that are fully integrated across all of the channels we address for the gaming industry’s financial technology needs. We remain committed to delivering industry-leading solutions that enable our customers to provide funds to the floor, meet their growing burden of regulatory obligations, and achieve the highest standard of network security, all with a keen eye on responsible gaming. This core foundation provides an excellent platform for Everi to develop the next generation of solutions that will provide customers with a 360-degree view of their guests, enabling them to make more informed decisions. These capabilities will be on display at G2E as we highlight how we are delivering the future of financial gaming technology, today.”

Everi FinTech product displays at G2E 2018 will also include integrated digital experience sessions where operators can interact with a combination of current, emerging, and future financial technology concepts, a new element for the show this year. Everi FinTech product demonstrations at G2E 2018 will include:

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

CashClub® Concierge is a personalized cash access cage service for VIPs as well as table games and high-limit room players that integrates mobile tablets and mobile point-of-sale (POS) devices through the CashClub software. CashClub Concierge eliminates the need for a player to move away from gaming to access additional funds as the product brings the cage to the player. Once players are enrolled in CashClub, they only need to visit the cage once for transactions to be authorized, retrieved, and completed on the floor.

Everi will have on display a number of its fully integrated kiosks including its newest full-service kiosks, the CXC 5.0 and CXC 5.0 L, that offer enhanced security features including self-frosting glass and a real-time rear view camera as well as plentiful branding and marketing space. Designed for smaller volume properties, the CXC 5.0 L offers similar services as the CXC 5.0, but with a smaller footprint and a lower price point. The space- and cost-efficient VersatileXchange™ (VXC) kiosk, a feature rich platform that can dispense cash or tickets, issue cards, convert currency, and/or configure enrollment, will also be on demonstration. All three of these kiosks will feature QuikTicket™, CashClub Wallet, ticket-in/ticket-out (TITO), bill breaking, and the Everi Cares™ Giving Module, the only premier cashless donation opportunity available in the gaming space.

Everi is teaming up with Atrient, a leading innovator in self-service loyalty kiosks for the gaming industry, to offer operators one-on-one demonstrations, showing how Atrient’s PowerKiosk™ combined with Everi’s multi-function CXC kiosks come together to enhance player loyalty and drive more funds to the gaming floor. Everi will also have two kiosks specifically tailored for international markets on display at the show.

Everi Compliance® AML solution is the gold standard for AML compliance across the industry. The product suite provides real-time tracking for all transactions on the casino floor and integrates with all major casino management systems. The system also completes, files, and archives forms required to comply with federal money laundering requirements.

Jackpot Xpress™ is a highly intuitive software platform that enables floor staff to securely and efficiently process jackpots using a mobile device (Jackpot Xpress Mobile) right at the player’s gaming machine or at the JackpotXchange® Lite (JXC-L) kiosk. Jackpot Xpress is the only jackpot management system that combines mobile productivity, secure kiosk payment, tax forms management, and AML tracking into a single solution. The technology effectively reduces or eliminates paper, reduces cage lines, player wait times, and improves efficiency of casino staff.

Everi’s CageXchange™ cash dispenser speeds up transactions, reduces cash shrinkage, and improves overall casino staff productivity. By reducing tedious manual cash counting, wait times are significantly shortened, allowing staff to focus more time on customer service and other cash room functions. CageXchange helps improve cage accuracy and stores cash securely, providing additional protection of funds while reducing counting and balancing times.

RecyclerXchange™ cash recycler removes the need for cashiers and tellers to count and verify currency, allowing staff to focus more time on customer service. RecyclerXchange automatically counts, stores, and sorts cash, allowing casinos to maximize cash inventory and tighten cash controls that positively impact operations. The product also increases a casino’s ability to flex services and space to meet evolving customer demands.

Everi’s CentralCredit® is the industry-leading repository for casino-related credit information and reporting to determine a patrons’ creditworthiness. The solution enables operators to quickly and efficiently make informed, proactive decisions for extending casino credit to patrons – as the platform provides real-time and seamless access to the industry’s largest gaming credit bureau. Similar to other solutions in Everi’s Intelligence toolkit, CentralCredit has helped operators grow market share and increase patron loyalty while increasing operational efficiencies.

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1. What does the Novomatic transaction mean for Ainsworth Gaming Technology’s business in the Americas?

As everyone knows, in early 2018, Novomatic AG and Len Ainsworth closed the transaction resulting in the transfer and ownership of Mr. Ainsworth’s shares, representing 52% of the publicly available shares, to Novomatic AG. As a result of the transaction, Novomatic AG became a majority shareholder of Ainsworth and also gained a seat on Ainsworth’s Board of Directors. Ainsworth Game Technology will continue to run its global business as a stand-alone, public company. The companies enjoy an arm’s length, synergistic relationship in compliance with Australian Stock Exchange stipulations and limitations with regard to any potential additional share ownership and investment in the future. Additionally, as parts of the transaction arrangement, there will be additional collaboration, including an ongoing effort by both companies to identify cost side savings as they relate to common suppliers, Novomatic AG acting as the European distributor for Ainsworth product and the companies’ share of content and operating synergies between Greentube and Ainsworth Online businesses, among others. This arrangement benefits both companies.

2. You’ve just announced your plans for retirement and are stepping down in mid-2019. What does the future hold for Ainsworth’s CEO position?

Yes, I have announced that I am stepping down as CEO. But I am not retiring and will be with Ainsworth in a yet to be defined role and I will continue to serve on the Board. I’ve been in the CEO chair for 11 years and have seen tremendous growth and change to the company. We’ve brought Ainsworth to the Americas region in a meaningful way, opened a state-of-the-art Americas operational headquarters, expanded our Latin American businesses and continued to mature our product offerings and company and now is the right time. In fact, while this tends to be rare in the gaming industry, Ainsworth is actually engaging in proper succession planning. This announcement reflects our commitment to visibility for our shareholders and our reporting requirements as a public company. It’s also important to note that our Americas leadership team remains intact and focused on continued growth in the region to match our commitment to deliver shareholder value as a global gaming company. Most importantly, during the search for our new CEO, there will be no impact on the day-to-day operations of the company. This is the primary reason for this measured approach as we maintain consistency and stability as we look to fill my position.

3. Recently, Ainsworth completed the single largest installation of its historical horse racing solution in a partnership with Churchill Downs. What is your vision for the future of the historical horse racing segment?

Our partnership with Churchill Downs was to develop and deliver historical horse racing terminals and system for its entry into the historical horse racing market in Kentucky. Our initial shipment of 900 terminals was delivered to Churchill Downs’ brand-new Derby City Gaming facility in Louisville. This was a seminal project for our company, as we created this product in close collaboration with Churchill Downs and gave us a great chance to flex our development muscle. The project clearly demonstrates Ainsworth’s unique capability of being large enough to deliver on a project like Derby City, but nimble enough to react to our partners’ bespoke product needs. This is also a huge opportunity to leverage opportunities in the emerging historical horse racing market as jurisdictions potentially pursue these types of implementations.

4. What new markets do you see providing additional growth for Ainsworth?

Historical horse racing can certainly be one of those areas. We also believe that our Class II offerings can continue to be significant contributor for the company in the future. In the past year, we have entered several new Class II markets for the first time and are excited about growing that recurring revenue footprint. Late last year, we also entered the Washington State ESTS market where we are focused with new products and staff. We’re pursuing many opportunities in the Canadian market, as well. And without a doubt, we are always on the lookout for possible acquisitions and niche markets where we can use our strong balance sheet and financial stability to increase the bottom line.
LAS VEGAS (October 2, 2018) – For customers of Aristocrat and VGT, it’s all about what’s inside – what’s inside the game, the cabinet, the system, and the company itself – that makes all the difference. In booth #1141 at G2E 2018, Aristocrat and VGT will highlight that what’s inside the heart of the organization is its sharp focus on customer-centricity and the innovations they create as a result of that focus.

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“Everything we do at Aristocrat and VGT is customer-driven and aimed at helping our customers create the most entertaining experience possible for each of their guests. We are passionately committed to creating products for every customer preference, and we are absolutely thrilled to showcase our latest innovations at G2E 2018,” said Matt Wilson, Managing Director Americas.

Attendees’ experience on the Aristocrat side of the booth will be brimming with the latest innovations that give robust support to each of its cabinets along with further extensions of legendary, proprietary titles. Aristocrat will also show a new spin on innovative play including metamorphic wheels, Hold & Spin™ Multiplay, and persistent wilds.

Aristocrat has deep and broad support for each of its cabinets. Appearing on flame55 is the all-new Buffalo Diamond™ 10th Anniversary Edition, released to mark the 10th anniversary of North America’s most popular game, Buffalo™. Adding to the flame55 library is an all-new version of The Big Bang Theory™ along with the new Billions™ Slot Game, based on Showtime’s hit TV drama. Next, the new WESTWORLD™ slot game bursts onto the scene on flame55 with a unique play experience that allows players to experience two separate base games either simultaneously or through an integration of the two games.

Next, Aristocrat’s exciting Edge X™ cabinet will demonstrate how the future of large-form cabinets will be shaped by these innovative products. Titles on Edge X include the new titles Madonna, Mad Max: Fury Road™, Farmville™, and the latest in the incredibly successful The Walking Dead franchise, The Walking Dead III™ slot game.

Aristocrat also remains firmly committed to its RELM™ and RELM XL™ stepper cabinets, and the booth will be filled with new stepper titles and game themes. New game themes for RELM include Buffalo Gold™, 5 Dragons Gold™, Gold Stacks 88™, and Wicked Winnings II™, bringing some of Aristocrat’s most popular video titles to the stepper player.

The new Helix XT™ is the latest portrait cabinet from Aristocrat complete with curved 4K monitor, and top products for the cabinet include Mighty Cash – Double Up™, Ultimate Wheel Blast™ with its industry first “metamorphic” wheels, Really Wicked Winnings™, and Sun & Moon Gold™.

Next, the legendary and ground-breaking Lightning Link™ slot game is the inspiration for the all-new Dollar Storm™, with a first-of-its kind multi-level progressive action game that combines with a $100,000 MSP jackpot. Aristocrat will also showcase the power of its Lightning Link Lounge™ concept and its sister gaming experience concept, Dragon Link Den™ for the popular Dragon Link™ game.

VGT will showcase a mix of classic content leveraging the Aristocrat library of player-favorite titles and custom content created specifically for Class II operators. VGT will show the new Helix XT™ cabinet with new Class II titles including Dancing Foo™, Lunar Festival™, and Buffalo Xtreme™. The Arc™ Single cabinet will feature new titles and game themes including Buffalo Gold™ and the Fortune Series – Jin Shi™, and Jin Long™.

Aristocrat’s Oasis 360™ system solutions will be highlighting a multitude of products focused on developing a deeper connection with operators to help them be more competitive, efficient, and innovative. Solutions include Oasis Loyalty™, a multi-site single card marketing and rewards solution; ONE LINK™, our floor-wide bonusing, media, and progressive management solution; Drinks On Tap™, an award-winning mobile drink-ordering system; and Oasis 360 Loyalty Kiosk™, with a fully integrated enterprise suite of cutting-edge bonusing, reporting, card reprinting and marketing promotions.

Come to Aristocrat’s booth #1141 at G2E and discover for yourself that it’s all about what’s inside.

G2E Highlights Include Debut of All-New Empire DCX Premium Cabinet; Company’s First Mechanical Wheel Top Box; Growing Portfolio of Licensed Content; Significantly Expanded Library of Gaming Themes; and Industry Unique Form Factors

Finale of Sixth Annual TournEvent of Champions Features 166 Participants Competing for $1 Million* Grand Prize

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s only single source provider of gaming products and financial technology solutions, will debut a comprehensive portfolio of gaming entertainment solutions that will help casino operators deliver a more engaging experience for their players at the 18th annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E®), to be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center (Booth #1116) in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 9-11. Alongside a deep lineup of innovative Financial Technology solutions, Everi Games will display new cabinets and games, including more than 90 original game themes inclusive of 15 licensed brand titles; industry-unique hardware platforms that enable new entertainment experiences; extensions for player-popular game themes; and the thrilling conclusion to the sixth annual 2018 TournEvent of Champions®.

Michael Rumbolz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Everi, commented, “Our investments over the last several years in developing new gaming entertainment solutions and experiences for players have significantly expanded the areas of the slot floor we address. We continue to evolve our product portfolio to include new gaming cabinets, original content, games featuring licensed brands from iconic entertainment properties, and exciting game play features. As a result, our solutions engage players at higher levels and help casino operators generate higher returns on their investments in our products. The new hardware platforms and gaming content we will debut at G2E 2018 further raise the bar on the level of innovation and entertainment we provide to operators and their guests. Our team is excited to demonstrate these products for our customers at the show.”

Dean Ehrlich, Executive Vice President and Games Business Leader of Everi, added, “Our product development team is completely focused with a commitment to produce superior game content and hardware that creates unique player experiences that are sure to resonate throughout the slot floor. This focus has driven us to develop innovative cabinets and other hardware platforms as well as unique original content. Our new product introductions at G2E 2018 will continue our track record for delivering highly-differentiated form factors and game content. With our largest and most diverse display of new gaming entertainment solutions in Everi’s history, our booth at G2E 2018 is a must see for casino operators seeking products that will help them engage players and grow their business.”

Everi Games’ G2E 2018 product demonstrations will include:

Exciting New Hardware Platforms
As Everi continues to expand its game theme portfolio, the Company has developed new cabinets and other hardware platforms that help promote games, keep players engaged, and deliver new, immersive entertainment experiences. The new cabinet and hardware platforms debuting at G2E this year include:

The new Empire DCX™ premium video cabinet features dual curved 43-inch monitors with integrated edge lighting, a 4K display that provides an immersive player experience, enhanced game controlled lighting, and premium 4.1 surround sound. Expected to hit casino floors in mid-2019, the Empire DCX will debut at G2E with two branded game themes: The Mask™ and The Karate Kid™. The Mask slot game is based on New Line Cinema’s 1994 hit comedy that follow the misadventures of bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss, who is transformed into a manic hero when he wears a mysterious mask, and features exciting game play including mask reels with a nudge and pick feature and a free spin bonus. The Karate Kid is based on the popular feature film franchise [and now a Youtube Premium original series, Cobra Kai] that first debuted in 1984 featuring the struggles of Daniel LaRusso to overcome his transition to Southern California and a group of bullies with the help of Mr. Miyagi. The Karate Kid game features Miyagi Multipliers and a Young Hearts Respin that highlights LaRusso and his love interest Ali Mills.

Everi’s Renegade 3600™ offering is a larger-than-life hardware platform. The wide-area progressive (WAP) banked solution features three 43-inch convex curved monitors which combine to create a unique visual bonus experience along with a sign-based speaker package that supplements the sound capabilities of the individual Core HDX™ gaming cabinets. The platform offers a unique floor-wide celebration environment that is sure to turn heads. The Renegade 3600 will debut two new games: Smokin’ Hot Stuff Jackpots™, a new version of Smokin’ Hot Stuff™ based on the friendly and fiery comic book character, and Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild™, which is based on the popular new Snoop Dogg-hosted version of the classic TV game show that airs on TBS and where players compete by matching symbols on three reels and answering questions.

Empire Arena™ offers an immersive gaming experience and bank-wide bonuses across a six-pod arrangement of Empire 5527™ cabinets, making it impossible to miss on the gaming floor. Empire Arena features edge-lit shelves and circular signage that amplifies the product’s merchandising capabilities. At G2E 2018, Empire Arena will be featured with four base video game themes and Discovery Channel’s Shark Week® bank wide bonus feature that brings undersea adventure to life in a spectacular way with big win celebrations.

Everi is a leader in the high-denomination three-reel mechanical reel market segment with games that continue to rank at the highest levels of industry performance. Building on this success, the Company’s new Skyline Revolve™ offering will introduce the first mechanical wheel top box feature for the popular Skyline™ top box which combines the traditional look and feel of the Player Classic® gaming cabinet with a vintage-inspired bezel for a thrilling reinvention of the classic mechanical cabinet. Skyline Revolve will debut at G2E with the latest extensions of games based on the Penn & Teller® and Casablanca® licenses, themes which have proven popular since their introduction on video platforms in 2016. The new platform also features dynamic lighting behind the wheel wedges and a physical bell that sounds during bonuses and big wins.

Growing Portfolio of Game Content
Everi has evolved its portfolio of gaming cabinets over the last several years and now delivers a broad range of unique cabinet designs to casinos across the U.S. and Canada. The Company is expanding its library of games featured on these cabinets and will highlight new and exciting gaming content at G2E 2018.

Since its introduction last year at G2E as a for-sale offering, the single-screen Empire MPX™ (the “E43”) has proven popular with players. With a smaller space requirement that allows for optimized bank configurations, the E43 enables operators to place more units in a dedicated space and save up to 25 percent of floor space compared to traditional bank configurations. The E43 features a 43-inch full HD display, game-controlled lighting with backlight feature, an ergonomic LCD button deck, and a USB charging dock.

New E43 standard games debuting at G2E 2018 include three new games for the Company’s Lightning Zap Jackpots™ series which does away with reels, lines, and pay tables to create an entirely new player experience. These new game extensions capitalize on the game’s proven formula for success with simplicity, random events, and huge upside. Each theme – Electric Rush™, Power Burst™ and Super Charge™ – offers different features and distinct volatility levels. Everi’s Apex Edge™ topper, a 27-inch monitor that sits atop the E43 cabinet and features game controlled edge lighting and unique game content displayed on the screen, will be featured on E43 for-sale offerings at the show. MoneyBall® will also debut on the E43 standard cabinet featuring a random ball that awards static jackpots in a unique bonus event execution.

A new premium offering for the E43 cabinet that will debut at G2E is South Park®, the wildly successful animated sitcom on Comedy Central that is currently in its 22nd season. The game incorporates some of the show’s more unforgettable scenes and characters including They Killed Kenny free spins, a Professor Chaos multiplier feature, and Cupid Me Wilds features.

The Empire 5527™ premium cabinet features a portrait-oriented 55-inch upper display and landscape-oriented 27-inch lower display to dazzle players. The Empire 5527 leverages proven technology from the Empire MPX to deliver an exciting new player experience with visuals never before seen on an Everi gaming device. New games debuting on the Empire 5527 cabinet include Press Your Luck®, based on the popular television game show which brings the excitement of table play to the slot floor. Felix the Cat®, a new game based on the iconic character that sprang from the age of silent films and first debuted nearly 100 years ago, will also be on display. Felix the Cat features seven interactive bonuses, progressives available on all bets, and easy to understand all scatter pays.

Since its introduction in early 2017, Everi’s Core HDX® gaming cabinet has proven to be popular with players with its dual widescreen 23-inch, 1080p HD monitors, integrated touchscreens, and premium 3-way sound system. Lazer Lock™, a banked multi-denomination linked progressive offering with four themes – Jade Empire™, Ice Sapphire™, Flame Ruby™, and Pharaoh’s Treasure™ – will be featured on the Core HDX. Lazer Lock features two unique free spin bonuses – one with wild multipliers and another with a three-reel symbol – and higher bets that provide players with better progressive odds. Everi will also have on display Pop-N-Win™ on the Core HDX. Pop-N-Win is a banked, premium linked progressive game that features a custom faux-skill bonus game that mimics an asynchronous timed TournEvent® style game. Yardbirds 2 Foxy's Revenge®, Shark Attack®, and Honey Bear® will be featured as the base games at the show.

For the popular three-reel mechanical reel Player Classic® cabinet, Everi is bringing several new innovations to G2E. Cash Machine™ is the only stepper game of its kind with easy to understand game play and a max bet feature that activates all reels, and Hundred or Grand™ offers simple all or nothing gameplay for the hi-denomination player with only two available prizes – 100 credits or 1,000 credits. In addition, the legendary country music of Willie Nelson, one of the most iconic American singer-songwriters of all time, will be featured in a follow-up to the successful WAP games introduced earlier this year for Class II and Class III markets. Willie Nelson’s On the Road Again™ is a new banked concept that features a symbol-triggered progressive and an opportunity to respin up to nine times with a winning spin.

Everi will also introduce the Player Classic 26, adding a 26-inch top box to the Player Classic cabinet with the Liberty Spirit™ theme among others. The Player Classic Boost, which integrates an Apex N™ topper, is a for-sale linked progressive offering and will feature several games including Wild Electric Diamond™, Wild Jewels™, and Wild Gems Extra Spin™.

Sixth Annual TournEvent of Champions
The award-winning, industry-leading TournEvent slot tournament solution has been a centerpiece of Everi’s G2E presence for more than 10 years and on casino floors for nearly as long. Everi will again host The Million Dollar Event®* at G2E 2018, bringing to an exciting conclusion the 2018 TournEvent of Champions, which kicked off in May 2018.

Now in its sixth consecutive year, the 2018 TournEvent of Champions featured three tour buses and The Money Man® visiting 104 partner casinos across the United States and Canada. More than 200,000 participants competed in TournEvent qualifiers to identify the 166 players who will compete on October 10 at XS in the Wynn/Encore Las Vegas Resort for a share of more than $1.3 million in cash prizes, including a $1 million* top prize. Everi will live stream all of the action via Facebook Live on its TournEvent of Champions and Super Jackpot Slots™ Casino Community Facebook pages.

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

Scientific Games showcases the most innovative gaming entertainment content, platforms and services including sports betting solutions

Company shortlisted for seven Global Gaming Awards

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") will create a dynamic environment to show its customers how it is evolving entertainment when it comes to casino, lottery, digital and sports betting at the 2018 Global Gaming Expo ("G2E") October 8-11 in booth #1126 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

"Our team at Scientific Games is evolving entertainment to help our customers compete in a dynamic and rapidly-changing world," said Barry Cottle, Scientific Games' President and CEO. "At G2E, we'll premiere new products that reflect the tech megatrends of our time and showcase the world's leading sports betting platforms. These products are part of our experiential gaming ecosystem that combines great games that players love, robust data and innovations to provide wagering across all gaming environments."

When visitors enter the Scientific Games experience at the show, they will be transported to an interactive theater that will connect them with the Company's experts and get a first-hand look at new games, platforms and systems. They will also see how all of the innovative products and systems work seamlessly together on the floor and create opportunities to play anywhere, anytime.

Scientific Games' stellar performance and commitment to player-centric content and innovation have resulted in the Company being shortlisted for seven Global Gaming Awards: Land-Based Industry Supplier of the Year, Digital Industry Supplier, Land-Based Product of the Year, Digital Product of the Year and Slot of the Year. Both Cottle and Scientific Games' Matt Davey were shortlisted for Executive of the Year.

Championing New U.S. Sports Betting Opportunities
Scientific Games is ready to help customers level up with the world's top sports betting solutions and ignite a fast-to-market, full-stack sports portfolio. Following the Supreme Court's ruling on PASPA in May, Scientific Games has been uniquely positioned to provide a full service sports betting product suite with unparalleled speed. At G2E, the Company will highlight its innovative roadmap to help get sports betting up and running quickly and set a foundation for continued growth and player engagement in the exploding U.S. market.

G2E is the perfect venue to showcase OpenBet™, the industry's leading sports betting technology. Scientific Games can partner with operators to offer a one-stop sports portfolio, which includes sports betting, retail terminals, portal, mobile betting, sportsbook operations, in-venue, and managed trading services. Scientific Games is completely equipped to offer turnkey services and support customers in growing their business to take advantage of this exciting new gaming entertainment opportunity.

Creating Games Players Love
At the heart of Scientific Games is a drive to create games that players love, and the Company is using that drive to build a state-of-the-art entertainment ecosystem that delivers thrilling content across all gaming verticals from slots to social games, from the casino floor to mobile, and from sports to lottery games and technologies.

Some of the dynamic games and products the Company will share at G2E this year include:

  • BOND. JAMES BOND. When it comes to innovation, no series demonstrates Scientific Games' cutting edge-approach like the JAMES BOND™ series. The Company will showcase platforms and innovative game mechanics through new titles that evoke the adrenaline and intrigue synonymous with the most famous British Secret Service agent ever, such as DIE ANOTHER DAY™, GOLDENEYE™ and LIVE AND LET DIE™. DIE ANOTHER DAY™ is sure to be the talk of G2E as the cabinet uses an illusion technique called Pepper's ghost to create an exciting show for players.

  • The next era of casino gaming will be clear when visitors see the new MONOPOLY Top Hat Roulette™. This twist on this classic theme features a circular construction which creates a thrilling social experience for players.

  • The new TwinStar® Wave XL cabinet, which builds on the celebrated ALPHA Pro Wave® legacy, offering a bigger and better player experience. This cabinet showcases a curved, 49-inch, 4k resolution, ultra-high-definition display, generating the kind of graphics only seen in high-end home theatres. Games available on this cabinet include enhanced versions of player favorites such as Dragon Spin Age of Fire™ and Cash Wizard™ World, in addition to Jin Ji Bao Xi™- Endless Treasure™ and Jin Ji Bao Xi - Rising Fortunes®.

  • Classic movie fans will love two new games based on iconic movies: MUNCHKINLAND™ featuring THE WIZARD OF OZ™ showcased on the new, immersive Gamefield 2.0™ cabinet; and WILLY WONKA™ - LOOMPALAND™ starring the OOMPA LOOMPAS of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY™ on the popular Gamescape® cabinet.

  • The Company will also feature new table games and utilities, such as I Luv Suits Poker™, Vegas Blackjack Fever, and a new version of HIC HOLD'EM POKER™.

  • Scientific Games Digital Open Gaming System (OGS) offers more than 2,000 online game titles from the Company's nine in-house game studios and multiple third-party providers. The OGS portfolio boasts perennial proprietary favorites and world-famous licensed brands.

The Casino of the Future
To bring it all together, Scientific Games is showing its customers how it is evolving entertainment by transforming the traditional casino into a dynamic space that offers unique social experiences, fosters player interaction and creates immersive environments. By imagining how players will experience the casino of the future, Scientific Games is evolving land-based gaming and innovating a connected system from casino to mobile to home.

As the number one provider of gaming systems, Scientific Games will demonstrate its unrivaled cardless, cashless, connected player experience and will also unveil a Table Ecosystem of real-time ratings and table game analytics for superior operational performance. Beyond dynamic games, the Company offers systems that create a better player experience and a more profitable and informed operator. From the iVIEW® 4, which offers cardless loyalty enablement and a cashless wallet to Praxis Analytics®, offering intelligent and predictive data that support marketing, loyalty and customer engagement, Scientific Games will demonstrate how all the products and systems integrate on the gaming floor.

Revolutionary Lottery Games and Technologies
Breakthrough lottery products, backed by trusted, secure Scientific Games technologies, will also be on display at G2E, including the SCiQ® intelligent instant game ecosystem set to revolutionize the lottery retail environment. The Company will also showcase PlayCentral® HD, a self-service lottery experience featuring the breakthrough SG Vision prototype that allows for rapid introduction of new products and technologies. Scientific Games will also show lotteries how to drive retail sales and with a next generation loyalty solution, simulated iLottery demos from the Company's portfolio of eInstant and eDraw games, and its player-engaging suite of interactive games.

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LAS VEGAS (October 1, 2018) – The world is open for business, and in booth #4430 at G2E 2018, supplier, regulator, and operator attendees can benefit from Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI®) globally tested, proven, and trusted products, services, and expertise.

Attendees can register for a free pass to the G2E show floor using this link, then visit booth #4430 during G2E 2018 and learn how GLI can help open more markets to supplier products, help boost security and compliance, and gain critical insights into new technologies.

GLI is the one and only independent testing and certification lab that can provide suppliers with access to every existing and emerging gaming jurisdiction. Attendees can meet with GLI’s team of experts and discover GLI’s unsurpassed portfolio of testing, assessment, and certification services along with innovative “regulation ready” tools such as GLI Link® and Point.Click.Transfer.® GLI can take your products everywhere in the world quickly, accurately, reliably, and cost-effectively.

GLI will also discuss its innovative award-winning Test Automation, which works 24/7 to help suppliers get their products on casino floors even faster, and with more quality and reliability than ever before.
“Wherever you want to take your product, we have a solution to get you there, cost-effectively and with less risk,” said VP of Global Services Ian Hughes. “We are committed to quality testing that is done right the first time, which saves suppliers money, and gets them to market faster.”

Beyond the booth, GLI will lend its expertise to several panels during G2E. VP of Business Development Melissa Aarskaug will moderate the panel “The Power of Tech I: Suppliers’ Perspectives in Leveraging Technology to Bring Added Value to Your Customers.”

VP of Government Relations and General Counsel Kevin Mullally will moderate a Regional Roundup panel discussion as part of IAGA Best Practices Day. Mullally will also participate in an International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) Masterclass® on the topic: “Can Responsible Gaming Regulation Keep Pace with Advancements in Gaming.”

Director of Latin America and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development Karen Sierra-Hughes will speak at the networking breakfast “Sports Betting in Latin America.”

Sports wagering will be a major discussion topic at G2E, and GLI continues to lead in the space, the latest example being the release of its highly-anticipated standard, “GLI-33: Event Wagering Systems,” the world’s first event-wagering technical standard, developed to ensure the integrity of the dramatically expanding U.S. sports betting market.

Company to showcase new Orion cabinet, rich library of new game content, host of table solutions

LAS VEGAS – October 1, 2018 – PlayAGS, Inc. (NYSE: AGS), through its subsidiary AGS LLC (“AGS” or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products, and interactive solutions for the gaming industry, is obsessed with the game, and nowhere will this be more obvious than in the Company’s nearly 7,000 square foot exhibit No. 1253 at the Global Gaming Expo (“G2E”) October 9-11 at the Sands Expo® and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

This year, AGS will showcase more than 80 slot and table games, along with its full host of AGS Interactive solutions – all designed to deliver an exceptional player experience and help gaming operators boost their bottom line.

AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, “We have had a monumental year because of our team’s relentless focus on innovation, customer partnerships, and culture. The results of our hard work will all culminate at G2E, where the strength of our business will be on full display. We’re excited to give customers an early peek at our third Orion? cabinet and demonstrate our large library of new game titles, expanding table products portfolio, and new mobile solutions proven to drive off-property revenue and engagement. It’s an exciting time at AGS and visitors to our booth will feel that energy.”

Obsessed with the Player Experience

In the Company’s expansive games display, AGS will highlight a host of engaging game content for its Orion Portrait, Orion Slant, and ICON™ platforms, designed to delight players and drive revenue for Class II and Class III markets.

Taking center stage will be AGS’s newest cabinet innovation – the Orion Upright. This sophisticated new addition to the Company’s high-performing Orion family features dual 27-inch displays, a 21.5-inch LCD topper, LCD button deck, high bright accented bash buttons, a USB charger, and the Orion’s distinctive starwall design featuring 420 game-synchronized full-color LED lights for an innovative gameplay celebration. AGS is launching the Orion Upright with a library of exclusive new titles and AGS greatest hits.

For its Orion Slant platform, launched in May 2018 and already boasting an installed base of more than 630 games, AGS will highlight new Xtreme Jackpots® titles, along with the new Fai Cai Shu™ and Kingdom Ca$h® families which offer themed banking, linked progressive jackpots, and a variety of math models.

For its high-performing Orion Portrait platform, AGS will showcase nine new game titles, including the Diamond Streak™ family, Crystal Magic™, and six new Xtreme Jackpots games.

Obsessed with Performance in the Casino Pit

AGS continues to propel its table solutions business with a host of new proprietary table games and table solutions. Poker fans will love Vega$3™, a new twist on traditional three-card poker. Lucky 21 Bacc™ combines the excitement of baccarat and blackjack, while 100X Roulette™ takes roulette to the next level with a chance for a 100x payoff.

One of AGS’s must-see table attractions is Bonus Spin Xtreme™, a progressive side bet to transform table-game play. During this community or player-envy experience, players can win the chance to spin one of three virtual wheels which will generate multiple winners at the same table with each spin. The top award is a linked progressive jackpot, and smaller awards can include cash or casino-configurable non-cash prizes.

From its table equipment lineup, AGS will showcase the Dex S™ single-deck poker shuffler, featuring a streamlined design that is economical, durable, reliable, and exceptionally functional.

Obsessed with Mobile, Online Engagement

AGS Interactive will showcase its groundbreaking Social White-Label Casino, the industry’s only B2B mobile solution that offers events, contests, and other in-app Live Operations features to add new levels of excitement to casino-branded social games. Also on display – AGS’ new real-money gaming solution, which delivers a diverse variety of high-performing game content to the world’s premier online operators through AGS’ robust game aggregation platform.

- Company highlights position as leading U.S. B2B Sports Betting solutions provider
- Expands Wheel of Fortune® portfolio to include new TRUE 4D™ and MegaTower™ games; demonstrates depth and breadth of multi-level progressive portfolio on CrystalCurve™ cabinet
- Bolsters core portfolio with new Proven Performer titles, high-denomination mechanical reel games; debuts IncrediBell!™ video tournament solution
- Continues video poker and keno leadership with new content on multiple cabinets
- Presents M5 next-generation media management system, and range of mobile systems solutions for land-based casinos

LONDON, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announces the products and solutions that the Company will showcase under the theme "Your Best Bet" at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), Oct. 9-11 in Las Vegas, Nev. With the trade show's largest booth, IGT will display hundreds of innovations for land-based and digital gaming, and demonstrate how its solutions can help IGT customers capture the market opportunities of today and the future, including those within the rapidly evolving U.S. sports betting market.

IGT at G2E 2018:

"The abundance of opportunity for our customers in the nascent U.S. sports betting and digital gaming markets provides IGT with an exciting opportunity at G2E to demonstrate how we can leverage our leading PlayShot B2B sports betting platform and the full capabilities of our PlayDigital organization to benefit casino and lottery operators," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America. "As our G2E theme 'Your Best Bet' reinforces, IGT will showcase a range of games, cabinets and systems that our customers can place on their floors with confidence, knowing that we prioritize performance and extensive roadmap development across our entire product and solutions portfolio." 

IGT gaming innovations within IGT's booth 3659 will include:

IGT PlayDigital™ organization and the market-proven PlayShot™ sports betting solution: IGT will highlight the versatility of its PlayDigital organization and "go digital" portfolio that enables anywhere, anytime gaming. Center stage will be IGT's PlayShot sports betting solution, the leading U.S. B2B sports betting platform. Already deployed in multiple states and the sports betting platform of choice of some of the world's largest casino operators, IGT PlayShot sports betting technology is a fully capable "plug and play" technology that offers land-based retail, on-premise and state-wide digital delivery options. Leveraging its experience as a global sports betting provider, IGT will introduce its PlayShot QuickBet sports betting kiosk, a user-friendly and modern, walk-up sports betting option. The Company will also debut the CrystalBetting™ Terminal – a slot machine-inspired hardware that applies IGT's pedigree in land-based casinos to give players an immersive and comfortable way of enjoying the full range of in-play and pre-match wagering, live video and more.

Premium games that excite on attention-grabbing hardware: G2E attendees will be chanting "C'Mon Big Money!" as they tour IGT's premium G2E portfolio and are greeted by the evolution of Wheel of Fortune Slots. IGT will feature two new Wheel of Fortune 4D games – Wheel of Fortune 4D Featuring Vanna White and Wheel of Fortune 4D More Money, along with new games Wheel of Fortune Triple Red Hot 7s™ for the top-performing MegaTower cabinet. New mega-sized game Megabucks® Double Diamond® Deluxe on the S3000® XL cabinet will advance IGT's momentum in the large-format space, while IGT's TRUE 4D title American Gods™ 4D will entertain players with its vibrant, multi-sensory gaming experience that captures the spirit of the namesake TV fantasy drama. The Company will demonstrate the depth and breadth of its multi-level progressive library for the CrystalCurve cabinet by showing new base games for its expansive library of multi-level progressive games on the CrystalCurve cabinet such as the Fort Knox®, Fortune GongGolden Goddess® and Jurassic Park™ Trilogy games.

Proven core content on compelling hardware: The Company's core portfolio will be anchored by a large library of core video games that excelled in the IGT test bank program and achieved Proven Performer status. On the CrystalCurve cabinet, IGT will showcase titles such as the Fortune Coin™ and Coin O Mania™ games, along with additional newly minted Proven Performer titles. Making its G2E debut, IGT's CrystalDual® 27 cabinet will feature a range of top-performing games such as Scarab™ and Solar Disc™, and new innovative games such as Wild Pirates® and Lucky Buddah™. IGT will demonstrate the versatility of the CrystalDual 27 cabinet by unveiling a new video TournXtreme® product, IncrediBell! and hosting spirited slot tournaments throughout the three-day event.

In the stepper space, IGT will feature titles on the S3000 cabinet such as the Red White and Blue®Drumroll game – one of many titles that incorporates classic features such as prominently displayed pay tables, iconic sounds, and retro-style jackpot meters. The Company is also increasing its focus on the high-denomination space, which will be evident with titles such as Pinball® Gold and Double Double Gold™ on the S3000 cabinet.

New video poker and keno content with market-leading brands and mechanics: As the market leader in video poker, IGT will continue to set the industry standard for excellence through new video poker and keno content. The Company will reveal a new version of the most popular video poker title of all time with Game King®. The content bundle incorporates roulette and new game concepts based on some of IGT's most successful slot titles such as the Da Vinci Diamonds® Keno game. IGT will also showcase the evolution of its Wheel Poker® game series with the Asian-themed Lucky 8's Wheel Poker™ game. The new Ultimate X Keno® and Super Times Pay® Kenogame titles build on IGT's winning poker brands to introduce a new keno experience.

Systems solutions that differentiate loyalty programs and enable agile operations: G2E attendees can experience the evolution of in-display media management through IGT's M5 systems solution. Built with HTML-5, the IGT Advantage® system add-on places a range of conveniences such as personalized promotions, beverage ordering and exciting bonuses at the players' fingertips within a slot game's service window. The M5 solution enables operators to create content once and deploy it across multiple channels with a consistent user experience. Mobile innovations such as Mobile Intelligent Offer (MIO) and Cardless Connect™ technology will demonstrate how mobile devices can enhance the player experience.

Other product highlights within IGT's booth will include:

  • IGT Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) and content. G2E will be the world debut of IGT's automated Triple Zero Auto Roulette game, and also a platform for the Company to highlight its new RNG baccarat interface, along with its expanded options for baccarat and blackjack side bets. IGT will also showcase its new signage options for Dynasty ETG terminals.
  • Chill Gaming's dynamic game concept Bloomtopia™, and the chance-skill hybrid game Fortunes of the Brave® that reward players with monetary and non-monetary rewards.
  • New games for the CrystalDual® + Stepper cabinet such as the Alfred Hitchcock™ – Master of Suspense, and Temple of Treasure™ Triple Gold® games.
  • An expanded Class II portfolio that includes migrations of Class III video Proven Performer titles such as the Solar Disc and Mistress of Egypt™ games.
  • The CDS-compatible Triple Fortune Dragon® game on the CrystalCurve cabinet.
  • The Company's marquee Video Lottery Terminals Quasar® VLT and CrystalDual 27 VLT, as well as market-specific content including the Shield Maiden™ and The Wild Life® Extreme games.
  • Features of the Intelligen™ System including mobile device integration with Mobile Advanced Business Intelligence.

For more information visit IGT.com.

Candi Lopez Will Interface with Las Vegas-based Suppliers

LAS VEGAS (September 27, 2018) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has again expanded its supplier client service team, naming Candi Lopez as a new Supplier Client Service Representative. She will be based in the company’s Las Vegas lab and will primarily serve Las Vegas-based suppliers.

Lopez has been with GLI for 12 years most recently serving as a Quality Assurance Supervisor, where she interfaced directly with GLI supplier clients of all sizes, supervised Quality Assurance staff, and helped to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of testing in GLI’s Las Vegas lab.

“We are thrilled to welcome Candi to our supplier service team. She has been working directly with supplier clients for many years, and brings a unique understanding of our client needs,” said Client Services Manager Justine Clay. “We are also excited that she is a long-time GLI employee, and we are proud that employees choose to stay with GLI and that we are able to develop our employees so that we can promote from within.”

Her technical expertise dates back to her time in the United States Marine Corps, where she repaired various radio/communication devices and adapted and modified cables to suit the needs of the Marine Corp, among other duties.

LONDON, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that Matthew Whalen, IGT's Senior Vice President, Operations, North America Lottery, has been inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2018. Whalen was honored at the induction ceremony, which took place during the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) Annual Conference and Trade Show on Sept. 26, in Cleveland, Ohio.

"Matt is committed to the highest standards of integrity and minimizing business disruption to our global customer base, each and every day," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "He has led more than 1,500 system integration projects for our global customers, with an annual delivery portfolio consisting of more than two million labor hours. His dedication to our business and customers speaks volumes about his leadership capabilities and commitment to driving the lottery industry forward."

"I'm honored to be included among those in the Hall of Fame, and to work in an industry with so many devoted and talented people," said Whalen. "I'm proud to have been a part of some truly significant technological achievements in this business, and I believe we are only scratching the surface of what we will ultimately be able to achieve."

The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame was founded by the Public Gaming Research Institute in 2005 as a means of honoring those who have done the most to make the lottery industry the great success that it is today. The recipients of this award are all a credit to the industry and join a select and distinguished group of world lottery professionals. Membership is reserved for lottery professionals who have promoted excellence and integrity throughout their careers. Each year, former inductees nominate and vote on the final recipients.

In his current operations role, Whalen delivers on IGT's Customer First philosophy, working directly with lottery customers to foster relationships and drive growth for their business. In his previous role as CTO of Lottery, Whalen was responsible for more than 100 lottery customers, managing a portfolio of worldwide systems integration projects. He oversaw more than 1,400 technologists from six continents ensuring the complete delivery of customer solutions. In 2010, when lotteries in the U.S. began to cross-sell Powerball and Mega Millions, Whalen marshalled the resources to ensure that 27 jurisdictions had the technological capabilities in a 10-week timeframe. He was instrumental in the conceptualization, design, execution, and delivery of IGT's new core lottery system, Aurora. Internationally, Whalen and his team have collaborated to integrate some of the most complex B2B and B2C lottery platforms customized to meet specific customer requirements.

In less than a decade, Whalen rose to the positions of Vice President, Systems Integration; Vice President, Research & Development; and Vice President of International Technology Solutions. In 2008, he was named Senior Vice President of Global Technology Solutions, and in 2012, Chief Technology Officer of Lottery.

Whalen earned a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, and an associate degree in computer science from Morrisville State College.

 

New Three-Year Contract to Bring Legendary Entertainment Brand to Lottery Instant "Scratch" Games

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced today a new, exclusive three-year contract for lottery instant "scratch" games with one of the world's leaders in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, Hard Rock International, which owns international trademarks for the Hard Rock® brands. Scientific Games, the world's largest provider of lottery instant games, offers the largest portfolio of licensed brands for lottery game entertainment. Today's announcement solidifies instant "scratch" games for lotteries in North America and Europe with the iconic Hard Rock®.

"Scientific Games is known for our game innovation, and our game design studios cannot wait to begin creating products featuring the Hard Rock brand to add a cool edge to our customers' instant games," said Kyle Rogers, Executive Vice President, Lottery Licensed Brands for Scientific Games. "The Hard Rock brand is ubiquitous with music, fun and good times. We welcome this legendary brand into the Scientific Games' licensed properties portfolio and believe lottery players will share our enthusiasm."

Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's most valuable collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise and Hard Rock Live performance venues. With venues in 74 countries, including 185 cafes, 26 hotels and 12 casinos, the company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. Hard Rock International also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide.

"We're excited to extend our collaboration with Scientific Games Gaming and Interactive groups to another vertical, and look forward to seeing the Hard Rock brand reach new audiences globally," said Kresimir Spajic, SVP Online Gaming, Hard Rock International.

Scientific Games provides game entertainment, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries globally. The Company's instant products generate more than 70 percent of both U.S. and global lottery instant game revenues.

Hard Rock® dba Hard Rock International (USA), Inc.

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation.  All Rights Reserved.

Best-In-Class Technology and Operational Expertise Combined to Deliver Full Service Solutions Nationwide

LONDON, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IGT Global Solutions Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) and William Hill U.S., a subsidiary of William Hill PLC (LON:WMH), today announced that they have entered into a multi-year agreement to offer U.S. lotteries a full service solution for sports betting. Together, the companies are able to offer U.S. lotteries a fully-managed solution to meet all their current and future needs in sports betting, both maximizing revenues to each state and ensuring a reliable, attractive, and innovative service for players.

This new partnership seeks to build upon the already successful pairing between the companies which resulted in IGT being awarded the contract to run sports betting for the Rhode Island Lottery together with William Hill. Under the terms of the partnership, the companies will jointly consider all future sports betting opportunities and bid requests from U.S. lotteries on a mutually exclusive basis. Commercial terms between the partners were not disclosed.

The combined offer to U.S. lotteries under the new agreement will comprise IGT's PlayShot™ end-to-end sports betting platform for land-based, retail, online, and mobile with William Hill's operational, trading, player management, and strategic expertise in U.S. sports books. IGT's PlayShot sports betting platform is already live in four U.S. states as a dedicated B2B solution for sportsbook operators. William Hill operates sports books under its own or partner brands or provides risk management services in all five states where sports betting is active today.

"We are delighted to be partnering with William Hill, whose proven leadership and capability in U.S. sports betting operations will ensure that we are able to fully support our lottery customers as states start to regulate these products. Through this unique partnership, our customers will be able to enter this new activity with total confidence and trust in the service being offered," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, North America. "IGT is uniquely positioned as a leader in both lottery and sports betting technologies to deliver innovative solutions that will expand the possibilities for players and for lotteries themselves in this exciting new market. By forming this partnership with William Hill, we are able to bring to our lottery customers in every state a world-class combination of technology and operational expertise."

"We are delighted to be expanding our relationship with IGT to address the U.S. lottery market together," said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill U.S. "William Hill's track record as an operator globally, and our clear leadership as a sports book operator in the U.S., in particular, mean that U.S. lotteries can be confident that in choosing IGT and us together, they will be benefiting from a reliable, trustworthy, and responsibly-managed solution – maximizing revenues to each state with a quality product and service."

GLI President and CEO James Maida and Team of Global Experts Shared Valuable Insights

LAS VEGAS (25 September 2018) - Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) President and CEO James Maida and a team of locally focused, global experts led by GLI EMEA Managing Director Martin Britton presented an informative, complimentary half-day regulators seminar during the recently completed IAGR 2018 Conference.

Maida welcomed participants to the seminar and gave a brief update of GLI activity in jurisdictions around the world. He said, “It was both a pleasure and a privilege to present our half-day regulators seminar to such an esteemed group of industry colleagues. My thanks the outstanding team at IAGR for giving us the opportunity to host this valuable educational event during this year’s annual conference.”

“Set against the backdrop of an ever-changing global regulatory landscape, the thoughtfully curated topics we presented offered a great deal of relevant, timely, and useful information to help regulators around the world successfully overcome challenges and accomplish their goals and objectives. We appreciated the positive reaction from seminar attendees and look forward to partnering with IAGR for future educational events such as this,” Maida added.

One of the many highlights of GLI’s seminar was a special “Ask the Experts” panel on Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Virtual Reality, Fantasy Sports, and Sports. GLI panelists included Senior Compliance Engineer Sergio Suarez; Regulatory Development Manager Alex Haberl; and Andrés Méndez, head of GLI’s Penetration & Vulnerability Testing Services. Britton moderated the panel.

Cybersecurity continues to be a major concern to regulators worldwide. Marco Capozzi, GLI Europe’s Director of ISS, helped seminar participants sharpen their cybersecurity knowledge by speaking on Information Security: Autopsy of a Cyber Attack.

The seminar also featured three bonus educational workshops:

  • Marco Capozzi, GLI Europe’s Director of ISS, led Workshop 1: Bulletproof Services – Top 5 Gaming Cybersecurity Issues, along with Andrés Méndez, GLI’s Head of Penetration and Vulnerability Testing Services
  • Sergio Suarez, GLI Senior Compliance Engineer, led Workshop 2: GLI University® Training Program
  • Alex Haberl, GLI Regulatory Development Manager, led Workshop 3: Advance Game Concepts & Skill-based Gaming

An extensive NOVOMATIC product range that features brand new games and game mixes, a series of advanced cabinets, progressive jackpots, electronic table games, sports betting and system solutions, and online gaming developments will be on display for the US and surrounding markets on Booth #1259 at G2E 2018. Commercial and tribal gaming operators will be able to explore the wide-ranging product suite and understand just how NOVOMATIC’s award-winning technology can boost their operations.

The NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 cabinet with Python Chair delivers the next level of player immersion and will present a new IP title for casino markets – MacGyver™. Based on the iconic TV show of the 80s, players join Richard Dean Anderson and the lead cast on an explosive slot adventure. Returning to G2E will be From Dusk Till Dawn™ – and both IP titles will also be presented in a compact style on the V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32 cabinet.

Spearheaded by the PANTHERA™ 2.27 twin screen cabinet, and the PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 and V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43 that feature curved 4K screens, various cabinet series for allsized venues will showcase a selection of new single games – featuring Dragon Hits™, Prize of the Nile™, Prized Panda™, Princesses of War™, Riches Ahoy!™ and Great American Wilds™ – from the NOVOMATIC Americas Mount Prospect studio and the Winfinity Games and 707
Games studios in Austria. The Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot™ will show progressive themes from the Fortunes series, new Otium bingo games will be on display, and leading multigame mixes will be presented – with new mixes for Illinois and Pennsylvania VGT markets, and a
newly designed mix targeting Latin America.

Electronic Table Games (ETGs) based on the internationally renowned NOVO LINE Novo Unity™ II platform have been growing their US footprint, and at G2E, automated, virtual and live versions of popular table games will be presented with two automated roulette wheels and a live Baccarat table to demonstrate variations of the powerful system. Adding to the popular Cammegh Spread-Bet Roulette, new Black Jack and Baccarat Spread-Bet side bets make their debut at the show and prominent signage from NOVOMATIC Media Technologies will round-off this year’s ETG display.

Recognising a large-scale opportunity in sports betting has proved fruitful as the US sports betting market is now open for business. NOVOMATIC has teamed up with Sportradar to codevelop an innovative line of sports betting products and services that will be demonstrated on a special area of the booth. Another designated area will display the Octavian myACP casino management system.

Greentube online content will feature in the NOVOMATIC Interactive area with titles such as Almighty Reels™ - Realm of Poseidon, Jaguar Moon™, Steinhaus™ and Asian Diamonds™ being some of the many highlights. Online versions of NOVOMATIC slots popular in the US landbased
market like From Dusk Till Dawn™ and the Tales of Darkness™ series will demonstrate an exciting range of omni-channel offerings. Sharing the booth with Ainsworth Game Technology, majority owned by NOVOMATIC, the
portfolio will include the company’s Class III, Class II, Washington State and Historical Horse Racing product lines. On show will be a selection of new standalone and linked games, new titles on the A640 cabinets, online gaming content, the upgraded EVO cabinet that makes its North
American trade show debut, and new linked progressive brands – including the brand new PACMAN™ Link series.

Rick Meitzler, CEO NOVOMATIC Americas, said: “The player entertainment experience is most important and good content is king. With new titles, innovative progressive product lines and electronic table game solutions it’s going to be a fantastic show for us. What is most exciting as
we are preparing for G2E 2018 is the amount of titles and cabinets that we have in the pipeline for 2019. This will be a breakout year for us in the VGT market as well, with the planned launch of our Octavian myACP system and new game suites for both Illinois and Pennsylvania. Look out
for us at G2E – we have the right team and I’m excited to show off our great product selection.”

Company to Sponsor New ‘Play of the Game’ Feature at Home Games; Partner with Team on Community, Employee Initiatives

LAS VEGAS: September 25, 2018 – PlayAGS, Inc. (NYSE: AGS) (“AGS” or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products, and interactive solutions for the global gaming industry, today became the first gaming equipment supplier to enter into a multi-year corporate partnership with the Vegas Golden Knights National Hockey League franchise.

AGS will leverage this monumental corporate partnership, which allows AGS to sponsor the all-new “Play of the Game” feature at every Vegas Golden Knights home game on the videoboard, as part of its community outreach and employee engagement programs.  The AGS Play of the Game will replay and highlight a key moment from each home game. 

Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz said, “Adding the fastest-growing gaming equipment supplier to our roster of team partners is a big milestone for our organization and we couldn’t be more thrilled about partnering with AGS. AGS has a renowned corporate culture and expanding global reach, enabling us to connect our brand to their employees and customers in Las Vegas, across the country, and around the world.”

AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, “AGS employees have been huge Golden Knights fans from the team’s inception, and we are excited to take our support and love for this team to another level as corporate partners, working together with the Golden Knights and other corporate partners such as Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts, Station Casinos, and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, to name a few, to truly demonstrate our mutual obsession with the game.”

Lopez added, “Like the Las Vegas Golden Knights, we are ‘Vegas-proud’, with our worldwide headquarters in the Las Vegas Valley. And there are other similarities – we are relatively new players in the gaming supplier space and we have certainly been underestimated. Both AGS and the Golden Knights formed strong teams, came together quickly under a set of unique core values, and have never lost sight that winning is all about a cohesive team and character-driven culture.”

AGS will officially launch its Vegas Golden Knights partnership at the Global Gaming Expo (“G2E”) in Las Vegas Oct. 9-11 and will host appearances by the Golden Aces and the team mascot Chance the Gila monster, as well as other hockey-themed promotions and events.  Additionally, AGS will unveil a Vegas Golden Knights promotional-use slot machine on its large-format Big Red cabinet to further promote and build excitement around the partnership and showcase Vegas Golden Knights-themed roulette signage in its G2E booth No. 1253.

Along with sponsorship of the Play of the Game at all 44 Vegas Golden Knights pre-season, regular-season, and any post-season games, AGS will provide a title-night sponsorship and partner with the team and its ambassadors to promote the sport and the Vegas Golden Knights’ passion for the Las Vegas Valley through the Company’s outreach with not-for-profit community organizations.

Sports Betting, Revolutionary Retail Technology, Business Intelligence and Non-stop Game Entertainment Light Up the GPS on the Road to Success

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") will show lotteries from the U.S., Canada and Mexico what's next on their "GPS for Success", the theme of the 2018 North American State & Provincial Lotteries Annual Conference ("NASPL") hosted by the Ohio Lottery September 25-28 in Cleveland. Scientific Games' exhibit will blaze the trail to increased profits and more efficient operations for lotteries with a line-up of non-stop game entertainment and advanced technologies.

Jim Kennedy, Group Chief Executive, Lottery for Scientific Games, said, "Lotteries are navigating some very exciting times right now, and the importance of investing in innovation to enhance play and increase funds for good causes is at an all-time high. It's why Scientific Games has made industry-leading investments in innovation to make sure that we are equipped for the future of our customers' business. Our technologies, products and services are right in the middle of the convergence of gaming, lottery, digital and technology worldwide."

From new sports betting, instant, interactive and draw game entertainment, to revolutionary SCiQ® retail technology, patented business intelligence platforms – and "NexTech", a private, by-appointment technology experience adjacent to the Company's exhibit – the roadmap to success is easy with Scientific Games as a trusted business partner.

  • OpenBet™ and more – After the successful launch of the first full, sports betting offering in the U.S. for the Delaware Lottery, Scientific Games will demonstrate OpenBet and our full portfolio of world-leading end-to-end sports betting solutions that can champion a bright future for lottery sports betting revenues.
  • SCiQ – Scientific Games is revolutionizing the lottery retail environment with an intelligent ecosystem that modernizes how lottery games are sold, offering the ability to track every instant game at the ticket level and improve accounting, inventory and security for retailers – plus great new conveniences for players. Now in pilots with major retailers in nine U.S. states.
  • SGEP – Scientific Games Enhanced Partnership is the evolution of our industry-leading, full-category management program covering every aspect of the instant game life cycle, including product development and management, advanced logistics, retail optimization and interactive integration. Come compare instant game performance!
  • Momentum™ – Introducing our new Momentum portfolio of systems-based products and services offering lotteries more versatility than ever before, powered by Scientific Games' world-renowned security, integrity and execution.
    Infuse™ – Our patented business intelligence platform combines player data with game data, retailer data, equipment data and logistical data to offer lotteries meaningful insights that can be infused throughout their business for greater success.
  • gem?Intelligence® – Scientific Games offers lotteries industry-leading sales force automation software to up their game in real time, unlike anything available in the industry.

Kennedy said, "Scientific Games is rising to the challenge to lead our lottery customers in a world that's changing fast. Our new products and technologies are helping lotteries modernize as they compete more than ever for gaming entertainment revenues to support their beneficiaries."

Don't miss our game entertainment innovation featuring HD Games™, just one of Scientific Games' industry-changing instant game options. With high-resolution imaging and enhanced security, HD Games takes the "scratch and win" experience to a whole new level. Come demo our new PlayNow Games™ terminal-generated instant play products, our next generation loyalty solution, exciting portfolio of iLottery games, and our engaging interactive games – all proven to drive retail sales in new, creative ways. And get ready! We will surprise NASPL attendees with our newest licensed properties to enhance lottery games with the brands players love.

As the first and largest provider of mobile apps for lotteries in the U.S., Scientific Games continues innovating with a proven offering of apps featuring digital and promotional content, geo-location services and purchasing options for players. User-friendly UX and self-service lottery convenience advances with our new PlayCentral® 54, the first-of-its-size 54" lottery vending machine customized for one of the world's largest retailers and able to quickly introduce new products and technologies. Our flagship line of WAVE™ high-performance lottery retailer terminals will also be on display in a size and shape for every retail environment.

Scientific Games provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries globally, including nearly every North American lottery. We are the world's largest provider of lottery instant games, and the fastest-growing lottery systems provider in the U.S.

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

Newest Hard Rock Property Installs Comprehensive Gaming System, Slots and Table Games

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced that the newly-opened Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City's expansive casino is powered by a comprehensive system and games package provided by Scientific Games.

Scientific Games installed key systems products such as SDS®, CMP®, CMP Cage, Business Intelligence (BI), iVIEW®4, iVIEW DM, Elite Bonusing Suite® (EBS), and Beverage Ordering System (BOSS).

Scientific Games' SDS Slot Management System enables game accounting and player-tracking data collection on the casino floor. This integrated information system continually monitors gaming devices and player activity.

Working in tandem with SDS, the CMP Casino Management System conveniently provides centralized casino operations for accounting, player rating management and fully automated promotional tools. In addition to CMP, the Business Intelligence (BI) advanced application analyzes extensive data gathered throughout the business enterprise and delivers solutions to grow the business through an improved understanding of table and slot performance, in addition to player behavior and values.

iVIEW 4 and iVIEW DM provide a next generation player interface that displays dynamic marketing animations and video through a state-of-the-art multi-touch screen. The iVIEW platform allows operators to customize the game screen for groups of players, taking customer loyalty and advertising messages to the next level. Players can be rewarded right at the gaming device through the Elite Bonusing Suite (EBS). Players also have the opportunity to order drinks on the iVIEW touchscreen display located on their gaming device using the BOSS application.

In addition to the Systems purchase, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City also installed a substantial number of Scientific Games' slot and table games. This included over 500 slot games with popular leased and for-sale titles such as Ultimate Fire Link®, 88 Fortunes® and 5 Treasures®. Table game titles such as Three Card Poker™, Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em® and Fortune Pai Gow Poker® were part of more than 20 table games and side bets added to the table games pit.

Hard Rock International is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which is one of Scientific Games' largest and most progressive Systems users in Southern Florida. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is one of only two new casino properties to open in New Jersey in the past 15 years. This is seen by many industry observers to be a positive signal for Atlantic City, with Hard Rock's CEO, Jim Allen, being seen as a driving influence in the rebirth of Atlantic City's gaming environment.

"We have a long-standing partnership with Hard Rock and the Seminole Tribe, which has included collaborating on innovative new technologies for casino operations which enhance both the employee experience and as well as the end customer experience." said Cath Burns, Senior Vice President of Gaming Systems at Scientific Games. "This collaboration has given Scientific Games valuable input and feedback in developing our top-tier systems and gaming products, which we hope has helped give Hard Rock a competitive advantage in their markets and with their players."

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

Billions™ Slot Game Showing in Booth #1141

LAS VEGAS (September 19, 2018) – The high stakes world of the hit SHOWTIME® TV show Billions will soon be coming to casinos, thanks to a licensing agreement between Aristocrat, CBS Consumer Products, and Showtime Networks.

Aristocrat’s new Billions™ Slot Game will make its premiere in booth #1141 at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas.

“Engaging and edgy shows like Billions are incredibly fun for our design teams to work with and fuel our passion to create entertaining games for our customers and their players,” said Siobhan Lane, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Gaming Operations from Aristocrat. “The CBS Consumer Products and Showtime Networks teams have been inspiring to work with, and we are very excited to present the new Billions Slot Game at G2E 2018.”

Now in production on its fourth season, Billions stars Oscar® nominee and Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Paul Giamatti as U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis as hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Billions is a complex, highly engaging drama that tells the timely and provocative story of these two powerful New York figures.

The Billions Slot Game is based on Season 1 and 2, which includes fans’ favorite characters such as Chuck Rhoades, Bobby Axelrod, Wendy Rhoades, Lara Axelrod, and Taylor Mason. Adding to the fun, the game will include the popular Mighty Cash™ feature, as well as a $500,000 multi-site progressive start-up jackpot.

The game appears on Aristocrat’s revolutionary flame55™ cabinet. The flame55 is complete with a 55” double-curved HD monitor – the largest portrait double-curved display in the non-jumbo segment – ergonomic engineering, 4k-capable display, 2.1 stereo audio, individually controlled dynamic infinity edge LED lighting, a virtual button deck, and an exclusive beacon sign package.

London & Dublin | September 18, 2018: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gambling software and services in the United States and Europe, today provides an update on trading for the half-year ended June 30, 2018.

GAN performed in line with market expectations during the first half of 2018.

The outlook for the second half year period and full calendar year 2018 is contingent on (a) the market size, share and growth rate of Internet sports gambling in New Jersey; (b) the timing with which Pennsylvania's regulator the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board ("PGCB") permits the launch of Internet real money gambling for residents of the State of Pennsylvania; and (c) the speed with which efficient marketing of the Overseas Internet Casino is conducted in European regulated markets by GAN.

By way of outlook on 2019, the recent launch of Internet sports betting, the Company's current sales pipeline and existing contracted clients are projected to propel GAN to record revenues, revenue growth, and EBITDA.

GAN is due to release its half year result for the period ended 30 June 2018 on September 28, 2018.

PASPA / Regulatory Developments

With respect to online sports betting in the US, GAN welcomed the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act 1992 ("PASPA") by the US Supreme Court on May 14, 2018. GAN has subsequently integrated a leading B2B sports betting system into GAN's Platform and delivered Internet sports betting in New Jersey to its client PaddyPower Betfair plc ("PPB"), branded 'FanDuel', on September 1, 2018.

The reported success of the Internet sports betting market in the first operating month of August 2018 may result in an increase in the speed of regulation of intra-State Internet gambling going forwards. It is believed that additional US States are now considering the regulation of Internet gambling.

New Jersey Internet Gambling

Internet sports betting's growth since launch on September 1, 2018 has exceeded initial expectations in the first 17 day operating period. Continued growth is contingent on the speed with which our client PPB phases in marketing investment and the competitive dynamics within this emerging market.

GAN's second client in New Jersey, Ocean Resort Casino ("ORC") opened the land-based casino in Atlantic City on June 28, 2018 and the Internet casino delivered to ORC by GAN commenced operations of its desktop-only website on July 10, 2018. The secondary launch of mobile apps to enable end users to engage with ORC's Internet casino via their personal mobile devices has been delayed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement ("DGE") technical certification division due to the demand for certification of new Internet sports betting systems.

Mobile apps are required to be downloaded by end users in order for their physical location to be accurately determined in compliance with New Jersey Internet gambling regulations. Mobile casino gaming represents the substantial majority of Internet casino gaming revenues in New Jersey. The mobile apps were approved by the DGE on September 4, 2018.

Pennsylvania Internet Gambling

Pennsylvania's real money Internet gambling market is now expected to commence in early 2019. This delay, due to a slower-than-expected issuance of regulations by the PGCB, impacts GAN's ability to recognise revenues derived from professional services fees already generated by GAN year-to-date and similar incremental professional service fees expected to be generated in H2 2018 as preparations to launch our client Parx Casino's Internet gambling operations continue.

Such fee-based revenues from the professional services rendered by GAN to its clients are recognised following the client's commercial launch of Internet gambling. Accordingly, revenue from professional services delivered to Parx Casino in 2018 will now be recognized in H1 2019.

This regulatory delay will also negatively impact GAN's H2 2018 Net Revenue from the revenue-sharing aspect of GAN's commercial relationship with Parx Casino, the market-leading casino property in Pennsylvania.

GAN has been a registered gaming services provider in Pennsylvania since 2014 and successfully submitted its Pennsylvanian Internet gambling software vendor license application to the PGCB on September 17, 2018.

Italian Internet Gaming

GAN notes the recent legislative ban on advertising of gambling in Italy which comes into effect in January 2019. GAN's clients in Italy are predominantly land-based operators of retail betting shops as well as Internet gambling. Following consultation with selected Italian clients and specialised gaming research firm Eilers & Krejcik Gaming LLC1, Italian Internet gambling operators supported by significant retail operations are not expected to be materially impacted by the ban on advertising and may benefit from reduced competition from Internet-only operators.

As previously announced2, the Company will launch its 9th Italian client GOLDBET in Q4 2018 which operates more than 1,000 land-based betting shops in Italy.

Overseas Internet Casino

Operational marketing of the Overseas Internet Casino in Europe commenced on September 12 2018. This followed an extended period in Q3 restructuring certain operational and financial arrangements to ensure an efficient deployment of the previously-reported $10m in user acquisition marketing provided to GAN by our client, the Chickasaw Nation, to develop their Internet gambling business in European regulated markets.

Simulated Gaming™

The acquisition of new US casinos as clients for GAN's US-facing Simulated Gaming business has been impacted by the increased allocation of internal technical engineering resources towards real money Internet gambling in H1 2018, which will continue to delay incremental client acquisition until the previously announced expansion of the Company's software engineering team in Sofia, Bulgaria has completed in H1 2019.

GAN's client of Simulated Gaming, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, was announced on April 30, 20183 and is now anticipated to launch Simulated Gaming in Q4 2018.

As on June 30, 2018 GAN operated Simulated Gaming for 13 major US casinos coast-to-coast together representing in excess of $8bn in annual land-based gaming revenues as well as for a consortium of land-based gaming venues in Queensland, Australia identified as 'Club8Casino'.

Notice of Results

The Company will release its results for the half year period ended June 30, 2018 on September 28, 2018.

FAQ's about GAN's Internet Gambling 'Platform' & US Patent

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

· All US casinos operate an on-property rewards program (also called 'loyalty programs') where visitors to the land-based casino can enrol in a loyalty program, collect a rewards card and accumulate reward points from real money gambling on-property. Typically, US casinos have more than half of their active on-property patrons enrolled in these reward programs.

· GAN's US-patented technology principally permits US casino operators' carded patrons to link their reward card to their online gambling account in order to identify themselves as a patron of the land-based casino and a member of their retail rewards program.

· The Patent was awarded to GAN plc in September 2014 by the US Patent & Trademark Office ("USPTO") with the Patent reissued under the same Patent number by the USPTO on March 17, 2017 following an unsuccessful ex parte challenge brought by an anonymous US Industry actor.

Notes:

1 "The Italian gambling advertising ban is unlikely to impact operators equally with online only firms expected to be more significantly impacted by the blanket ban on all gambling advertising in the country. As can be seen from the market share in CY17 five of the seven largest operators in the iGaming market have a substantial land-based presence and will look to use that brand recognition along with cross- sell from land-based to online to continue to grow their share post-ban." Eilers & Krejcik Gaming LLC, September 4, 2018

2 https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/GAN/13606639.html

3 https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/GAN/13622744.html

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LONDON, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) will showcase breakthrough solutions to enhance the player experience and help lotteries take advantage of growth opportunities for their business in its booth themed "Transforming Play" at the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) Annual Conference, Sept. 25-28, at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

"In this game-changing year for the industry, lotteries have the potential to offer more options for play than ever before," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "At NASPL 2018, attendees can see and experience the results of IGT's investment in forward-looking platforms, content, and services to help lotteries in any jurisdiction offer a more seamless play experience and open a dialogue with new player demographics."

In response to consumers' growing expectations for the fun and convenience of digital play, IGT will present:

  • IGT PlayDigital interactive platform and solutions to support lotteries in entering or expanding into the digital world ? featuring the PlaySpot™ mobile solution to provide fun, convenient, and secure digital play within any licensed retail location, and a rich game and product portfolio to drive success in a digitally connected world.
  • PlayShot™ end-to-end sports betting solution, a complete turnkey solution built with player insights and more than 350,000 hours of development to tailor this enterprise-class solution to the U.S. market. From mobile and online to self-service betting and traditional sportsbooks, PlayShot gives customers the power to capture the potential of this emerging market.

In addition to new digital play solutions, IGT will feature:

  • The launch of Big Money Spin, the exclusive new linked program for Wheel of Fortune® ? a player favorite that continues to attract new audiences. Offering players a once-in-a-lifetime experience, Big Money Spin is a fully supported turnkey program, including a suite of customizable marketing components and IGT's on-site, white-glove hosting of Grand Prize packages to Los Angeles, where players will experience the excitement of being on the set of the iconic television show and have the chance to take home a guaranteed $1 million prize at multiple Big Money Spin events.
  • Cash Pop™, the new draw game from FutureGame, IGT's proprietary game development process. Cash Pop offers fun and excitement, with multiple ways to play in one draw game. Players can choose one digit to keep it simple, or play combinations for more ways to win. Visit the IGT booth to see why 8 out of 10 players surveyed liked the game, and 92% said Cash Pop is easy to play.
  • GameTouch™ 20 and GameTouch™ Draw vending machines to expand self-service and help lotteries position for further expansion. GameTouch 20 is optimized for corporate chain retailers. GameTouch Draw features a design and footprint that suits social spaces such as bars and restaurants, enabling the sale of draw games and keno in nontraditional retail locations.
  • BizApps ? A synchronized and flexible suite of complementary tools that leverage consistent analytics across all of a lottery's stakeholders, delivering rich, actionable insights that drive sales. Developed using IGT's depth of experience managing lotteries, retailer networks, and lottery sales forces in jurisdictions around the world, the tools in the BizApps suite give lotteries the power to better manage the activities that accelerate growth.
  • Experienced teams to support lotteries in optimizing their game portfolio, gaining new player insights, improving sales operations, maximizing revenue through retail relationships, and more. IGT's teams are trusted partners for the full range of lottery customer needs.

"Our goal is to support customers in taking an integrated, flexible approach that maximizes every area of opportunity to grow responsibly," said Gendron. "We welcome all attendees to explore the latest IGT solutions to drive sales and manage their business for ongoing growth in keeping with the rapid changes taking place in the industry."

The NASPL 2018 program will feature a number of IGT executives:

  • Matthew Whalen, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Lottery, joins a distinguished group of world lottery industry leaders as one of five new inductees into the PGRI Lottery Industry Hall of Fame for 2018. The induction ceremony will be held at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, at the Hilton Hotel, Hope Ballroom E. "I'm honored and grateful to be included among those in the Hall of Fame, and to work in a dynamic industry with so many devoted and talented people," said Whalen. "I love the challenge of finding elegant solutions to complex problems. I'm proud to have been a part of some truly significant achievements in this business, and I believe we are only scratching the surface of what we will ultimately be able to achieve."
  • Jay Gendron, Chief Operating Officer, Lottery, will participate in the Associate Member Panel Discussion in the General Session on Wednesday, September 26, from 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Atrium Ballroom A/B of the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.
  • Charles Cohen, Vice President, IGT PlayDigital Sports Betting, and Paul Riley, Vice President, Innovation and Lottery Transformation, will present on the topics of sports betting and innovation during the General Session on Thursday, September 27, from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. in Atrium Ballroom A/B of the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

Find IGT at Booth #100 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland for a closer look at products and services to transform play and fuel lottery growth.

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to facebook.com/IGTLottery.

LONDON, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced the offering of $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2027 (the "Notes") subject to customary market and closing conditions (the "Offering"). Application has been made for the Notes to be listed on the Official List of Euronext Dublin and admitted to trading on the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.

IGT intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering, together with proceeds of a utilization under its senior syndicated revolving credit facilities, to redeem (the "Redemption") its US$600,000,000 5.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 (Regulation S ISIN: USG4863AAA63 / Rule 144A ISIN: US460599AA19 / Regulation S CUSIP: G4863A AA6 / Rule 144A CUSIP: 460599 AA1) (the "5.625% Notes due 2020") on September 27, 2018, at a redemption price equal to $1,028.43 per $1,000.00 of principal amount of the 5.625% Notes due 2020. The Redemption is conditioned on IGT's receipt of at least $500,000,000 in gross proceeds from the Offering. A conditional notice of the Redemption was sent to all registered holders of the 5.625% Notes due 2020 on September 17, 2018. This news release does not constitute the conditional notice of the Redemption.

The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration under the Securities Act or pursuant to an applicable exemption from such registration.

The Notes are being offered and sold only (i) in the United States to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act and (ii) outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security, nor shall there be any sale of any security in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

Neither the content of IGT's website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on IGT's website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this news release.

The distribution of this news release into certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

In any European Economic Area Member State, this news release is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of Directive 2010/73/EU, together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State.

The communication of this news release and any other documents or materials relating thereto is not being made, and such documents or materials have not been approved, by an authorized person for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (the "FSMA"). Accordingly, such documents or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of such documents or materials is exempt from the restriction on financial promotions under Section 21 of the FSMA on the basis that it is only directed at and may be communicated to (i) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments, being investment professionals as defined in Article 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Financial Promotion Order"); (ii) persons who fall within Article 43(2) of the Financial Promotion Order; or (iii) any other persons to whom these documents or materials may lawfully be made under the Financial Promotion Order. Any investment or investment activity to which this news release relates is available only to such persons or will be engaged only with such persons and other persons should not rely on it.

LAS VEGAS (September 17, 2018) – Ainsworth Game Technology (ASX:AGI) (“Ainsworth”) has completed the largest installation in its history at the new Derby City Gaming property in Louisville.

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN) ("CDI") opened the 85,000-square-foot facility last week. Every historical horse racing terminal at the facility has been developed and manufactured by Ainsworth.

The historical horse racing games can be played Ainsworth’s entire range of cabinets, including the A640, A600, A600 Slant Top, A560, A560SL Noir and Wide Boy. The titles and platforms have been specifically engineered for historical horse racing, certified by an independent testing lab and approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

“Ainsworth has done a tremendous job at providing innovative pari-mutuel historical horse racing products that will be enjoyed by the guests at our new facility,” said CDI CEO Bill Carstanjen. “We believe these machines will generate significant revenue for Kentucky purses and go a long way to strengthen the Commonwealth’s racing circuit.”

Derby City Gaming is now open at 4520 Poplar Level Road—Churchill Downs' former Trackside.

In addition to the historical horse racing devices, the world-class property includes food venues, a bar with seating and televisions, a parking area and a player’s club reward center offering special perks and benefits.

“This is truly a historic moment for Ainsworth and we are extremely proud our relationship with CDI,” said Ainsworth CEO Danny Gladstone. “These historical horse racing machines showcase Ainsworth’s commitment to both innovation and customer service. We are looking forward to continuing to work with CDI on a daily basis to ensure strong product performance and a great return-on-investment.”

London & Dublin | September 14, 2018: GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gambling software and services in the United States, today announces the Company has awarded a mandate to specialist intellectual property litigation firm Irwin IP LLP ("Irwin IP") in Chicago, IL to implement a US patent licensing and enforcement program principally targeting operators in the regulated intra-State Internet gambling markets of New Jersey, Nevada, Delaware and Pennsylvania which are currently infringing upon the Company's US-patented intellectual property rights.

The commencement of GAN's Patent licensing program was announced on May 30, 2017 following an unsuccessful 'ex parte' (anonymous) legal challenge to GAN's US patent number 8,821,296, reinforcing the value of GAN's US-patented technology for linking land-based casino reward cards to online gambling accounts.

Following the completion of the £7.5M Equity Placing in June 2018 and the appointment of Irwin IP LLP, the Company will now proceed to assert its rights over US-patented intellectual property and seek commercial settlements for prior and continuing infringements by regulated Internet gambling operators and/or relevant technology vendors, who have been substantially and progressively placed on notice of the Company's US intellectual property rights.

A further update will be provided at GAN's H1 2018 interim results on September 28, 2018.

Highlights

· GAN's US Patent was awarded in September 2014 and this US-patented technology has been licensed by GAN to many of the largest US casino operators including Station Casinos, Chickasaw Nation, MGM Resorts, Ocean Resort Casino and Parx Casino for both Simulated Gaming (social casino gaming) and regulated real money Internet gambling in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania

· Irwin IP is an experienced intellectual property litigation firm in Chicago, Illinois with a substantial track record in the US casino gaming Industry securing injunctions and/or commercial licensing agreements with major US casino equipment manufacturers and/or US casino operators

· Irwin IP's accomplishments include representing a mid-sized software company in a three-week jury trial culminating in a $16 million jury verdict; helping a small, disruptive start-up defeat patent infringement and false advertising claims asserted by a large, multi-national company; and securing a permanent injunction and $7.3 million jury award in an offensive gaming patent infringement matter protecting a $100-million-dollar-a-year product line

Patent licensing and/or settlement awards represent a potentially high-margin incremental income stream for GAN.

 

FAQ's about Internet Gambling 'Platform' & US Patent

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

· All US casinos operate an on-property rewards program (also called 'loyalty programs') where visitors to the land-based casino can enrol in a loyalty program, collect a rewards card and accumulate reward points from real money gambling on-property. Typically, US casinos have more than half of their active on-property patrons enrolled in these reward programs.

· GAN's US-patented technology principally permits US casino operators' carded patrons to link their reward card to their online gambling account in order to identify themselves as a patron of the land-based casino and a member of their retail rewards program.

· The Patent was awarded to GAN plc in September 2014 by the US Patent & Trademark Office ("USPTO") with the Patent reissued under the same Patent number by the USPTO on March 17, 2017 following an unsuccessful ex parte challenge brought by an anonymous US Industry actor.

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