Expects Quarterly Records for: Revenue of $167 Million to $172 Million, Net Income of $31 Million to $34 Million, Adjusted EBITDA of $87 Million to $91 Million, and Free Cash Flow of $32 Million to $36 Million
Announces Refinancing of its Outstanding Total Debt with Anticipated Prepayment of $144.9 Million

LAS VEGAS, June 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) ("Everi" or the "Company"), a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content and products, financial technology and player loyalty solutions, today announced that in connection with its plan to take advantage of favorable market conditions to lower its cost of debt and extend maturities through a refinancing of its total outstanding debt, the Company has announced certain expected financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021. The expected record 2021 second quarter results demonstrate meaningful quarterly sequential improvement compared to the 2021 first quarter results as well as substantial growth compared to the pre-pandemic 2019 second quarter results, even with a continued albeit lesser impact from the COVID19 pandemic.

Announces Plan to Refinance Outstanding Debt

The Company announced a plan to take advantage of favorable market conditions to refinance its outstanding total debt and extend maturities. Everi plans to refinance its $35 million Revolving Credit Facility due 2022 and its $820 million Term Loan Facility due 2024, prepay in full its $125 million Incremental Term Loan Facility due 2024, and redeem the $285.4 million of Unsecured Notes due 2025. After refinancing its $1,144.9 million total outstanding debt, the Company expects to have $1.0 billion of outstanding total debt and to have a new $125 million Revolving Credit Facility that will be undrawn at closing.

Expected 2021 Second Quarter Results

The Company expects 2021 second quarter consolidated revenues of approximately $167 million to $172 million reflecting a quarterly sequential improvement from $139.1 million in the 2021 first quarter and an increase of more than 25% compared to $129.7 million in the pre-pandemic 2019 second quarter. The Company expects 2021 second quarter net income of $31 million to $34 million compared to $20.5 million in the 2021 first quarter and $5.5 million in the 2019 second quarter. Diluted earnings per share are expected to be $0.31 to $0.34 compared to $0.21 per share in the 2021 first quarter and $0.07 per share in the 2019 second quarter.

In addition, the Company expects that Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, will be $87 million to $91 million in the 2021 second quarter, compared to $75.4 million in the 2021 first quarter and $64.1 million in the 2019 second quarter. The Company expects that the Games and FinTech segment contributions to revenues and Adjusted EBITDA in the 2021 second quarter results will approximate a proportional split in a manner consistent with the 2021 first quarter results.

As a result of the higher revenues and net income, Free Cash Flow is expected to be $32 million to $36 million for the 2021 second quarter. Reflecting the substantial benefits of improved revenues and consistent operating execution, which is driving higher margins, Everi's cash and cash equivalents rose to $360.8 million as of May 31, 2021, compared to $335.1 million as of March 31, 2021, and $251.7 million as of December 31, 2020. Net Cash Position, a non-GAAP financial measure, which includes the impact of the full receipt of outstanding settlement receivables and the full payment of outstanding settlement liabilities from cash and cash equivalents, rose to $225.5 million as of May 31, 2021, compared to $182.6 million as of March 31, 2021, and $139.1 million as of December 31, 2020.

Michael Rumbolz, Chief Executive Officer of Everi, said, "Our expected record 2021 second quarter results highlight the ongoing strength of our core recurring revenue businesses and the benefit of our organic growth initiatives. Both our Games and FinTech segments are performing significantly above pre-pandemic periods, driving substantial improvements in our total revenue, net income, Adjusted EBITDA, and Free Cash Flow. Since March, the total value processed of our financial access transactions on a same-store basis has been consistently trending at a mid-teens percentage growth rate above the comparable 2019 volumes. This is significantly higher than our mid-single digit percentage historical average growth rate.  Additionally, our gaming operations installed base has continued to grow, fueled primarily by a greater number of premium units, which is also driving new record levels of Daily Win per Unit. We also expect our gaming machine unit sales in the second quarter will well exceed the level shipped in the first quarter of 2021.

"Our strong performance is driven by the collaborative efforts of the worldwide Everi Team to continuously enhance our product portfolio and innovate new products that help our customers extend the connection with their guests and operate more efficiently, as well as our focus on providing unmatched customer service. Given the momentum of our products in both of our business segments and our continued focus on operating execution, as well as the potential opportunity to lower our annual interest expense through refinancing of our outstanding debt, we believe Everi is well positioned to continue to generate strong Free Cash Flow and further grow shareholder value."

The expected unaudited results announced in this release are derived from preliminary expected internal financial reports and are subject to revision based on the Company's procedures and controls associated with the completion of its quarter-end financial reporting, including all customary reviews and approvals of such financial statements for the quarter ending June 30, 2021. Accordingly, actual results may differ from these preliminary results and such differences may be material. The Company anticipates releasing its 2021 second quarter results on August 4, 2021, after market close.

HAMDEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 21, 2021-- TransAct® Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT) (“TransAct” or “the Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, today announced that it has secured a new BOHA!® agreement with a national restaurant chain. The company expects to deploy the BOHA! system to at least 90 locations by the end of FY22 to perform date code and grab n’ go labeling.

“As our BOHA! solutions continue to pick up considerable momentum, we see a large opportunity in the restaurant space that will only get larger with the challenges presented by the re-opening of America ,” said Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and CEO of TransAct Technologies. “Our pipeline remains as robust as ever, and we look forward to working with this new client to meet their toughest back-of-house operational challenges.”

The complete system deployment will initially include the BOHA! Terminal, BOHA! Labeling software, and proprietary BOHA! labels. TransAct estimates total annual recurring revenue per unit (“ARPU”) will be at least $1,000 per year, with one-time hardware revenue sales of at least $800 per location.

BOHA! is the first single-vendor cloud-based enterprise system to combine applications for Food Safety, Date Code and Grab n’ Go Labeling, Temperature Monitoring of Food and Equipment, Checklists & Task Management, Inventory Management, Timers, and Food Recall, in one integrated platform. Each BOHA! solution combines cloud-based SaaS applications with hardware and accessories to deliver superior results for critical back-of-house operations. BOHA! offers a one-stop solution for restaurants and food service companies to address their current back-of-house operating requirements while providing a future-ready platform capable of addressing back-of-house operations.

For more information on the Company’s BOHA! ecosystem, please visit www.transact-tech.com/m/restaurant-solutions/
LAS VEGAS, June 17, 2021 – AGS (or the “Company”) (NYSE: AGS) today announced its first launch into the Canadian real money online gaming market with Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (“OLG”).

The Company’s fan-favorite Golden Wins® game is now live and available to play through OLG’s internet gaming site , OLG.ca. Additional games will launch over the next few months, with Bonanza Blast®, Capital Gains®, Fu Nan Fu Nu®, Rakin Bacon!®, and Vegas Stacks® promising to entertain and delight OLG’s online fans much as these games engage players in land-based casinos across North America.

“We strive to give our OLG.ca customers enhanced choice and access to new, fresh, cutting-edge games in a safe and secure online environment, and we are confident that AGS will help deliver that for our players,” said Dave Pridmore, OLG Chief Digital and Strategy Officer. “Introducing new digital suppliers like AGS to Ontario enables us to deliver the experiences our players want while keeping those dollars in our province for the benefit of Ontarians. That’s what sets us apart from competitors.”

AGS Executive Vice President – Operations Matt Reback said, “We are excited about our first online launch in Canada and look forward to continuing to offer more games in OLG’s internet gaming site, OLG.ca over the next few months. OLG has been a strong partner and supporter of AGS in land-based casinos, and we look forward to expanding our relationship with our growing library of online gaming content.”

Second major agreement for exclusive content solidifies GAN platform's industry leadership and operations across all U.S. iGaming States for multiple clients

Irvine, California | June 17, 2021: GAN Limited (the "Company" or "GAN") (NASDAQ: GAN), a leading full-service internet gaming software-as-a-service provider to the real money internet gaming, online sports betting, and simulated gaming industries, today announced it has reached an agreement with Illinois-based Incredible Technologies, Inc. ("Incredible Technologies" or "IT") to obtain the exclusive online rights to all current and future Incredible Technologies' online games, which will grow to over 110 games during the term of the contract.

Incredible Technologies is a leading designer and manufacturer of U.S. electronic gaming machines with evergreen slot machines such as Crazy Money® and Money Rain® present on the majority of retail casino gaming floors across America and available online in New Jersey since 2014 and 2016, respectively.

For GAN, this deal adds to the content acquisition strategy devised to increase the Company's overall 'take rate' on B2B Gross Operator Revenue derived from iGaming as well as securing a fast-growing share of existing iGaming revenues from B2C Operators who are not already clients of GAN. GAN will immediately begin deriving online content licensing fees from Incredible Technologies' existing online operations in New Jersey. As a result of this long-term deal, GAN's combined exclusive online slot partners content represented approximately 7% of all slots sold in the U.S during 2020.

For IT, which possesses a strong library of proven casino games and other out-of-home entertainment games in tens of thousands of establishments, this deal enables them to work with a single long-term partner with an existing major online distribution network in the U.S. while focusing resources to increase their online portfolio rapidly. IT will provide GAN's Platform and Super RGS clients with an exclusive and substantial portfolio of online casino slot gaming experiences today and over the coming years. IT will now distribute their entire online games library only through the GAN's Platform or Super RGS in the U.S.

Jeff Berman, Chief Commercial Officer of GAN, commented:

"We welcome this partnership with Incredible Technologies as another validation of our market-leading presence in the regulated intra-State markets of America. Today's announcement is another exciting step toward building upon our strategy of establishing exclusive online access rights to the most popular retail U.S. slot games. Few content providers in the U.S. market have established a reputation for innovation and creativity as well as the operational excellence of Incredible Technologies. The popularity of IT's slot games, including the player-favorite Ultra Rush themes, will be a critical addition to our portfolio as we commit ourselves to become a leading provider of exclusive online content."

Daymon Ruttenberg, SVP of Gaming of Incredible Technologies, added:

"Our partnership with a proven and premier partner like GAN advances the online U.S. distribution of our leading portfolio of gaming content. Since our company's founding, we have been committed to creating innovative and exciting ways to engage players with new technologies and capabilities. We know that GAN shares this commitment, and we look forward to bringing new online experiences to our players through GAN's extensive online distribution network. Together, we will be drivers of the U.S. iGaming market as it continues to grow."

LAS VEGAS (June 17, 2021) – “A true sign of a leader is someone who propels others to be leaders.” So says Ellen Whittemore, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Wynn Resorts, Limited in an appearance on Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI®) web series Illuminating Conversations.
 
The episode premiered today and is available for streaming now exclusively at https://gaminglabs.com/illuminatingconversations.
 
Whittemore is an admired gaming executive, and in addition to her role at Wynn Resorts, she is Chair of the Nevada Resorts Association, member of the Executive Committee of the American Gaming Association, an officer of the International Association of Gaming Advisors, and a member of the Board of Directors of Global Gaming Women.
A giant on the gaming industry’s legal scene, in the episode Whittemore talks with series host and GLI CEO James Maida about gaming’s legal history, present, and future. She also gives her take on her landmark work that changed how the global industry considered RNGs and the fairness of gaming devices, her current work Wynn Resorts, and her view on the future of gaming’s legal landscape.
 
Further, Whittemore discusses her work and larger goals in the areas of leadership, mentoring, diversity, charitable activities, and how her personal north star guides her daily. “Figure out what it is you want to do, and then find the position that helps you do that,” she says.
 
GLI’s Illuminating Conversations is an on-demand monthly series of thought-provoking interviews. The series is one more way GLI helps regulators, suppliers, and operators navigate unchartered territory by providing insights from worldwide experts, empowering them to meet any challenge and get to the finish line.?
 
Binge-watch previous Illuminating Conversations episodes featuring Eilers & Krejcik’s Gaming Principal Todd Eilers; Jamaica Betting, Gaming Lottery Commission Executive Director Vitus Evans; Managing Director of Gaming Consultants International Neil Spencer; and NIGA Chairman Ernest Stevens, Jr.
 
Be the first to know when new Illuminating Conversations episodes are available by following GLI on LinkedInTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

Three players won big on IGT’s Wheel of Fortune Slots, one on Powerbucks Slots

 

LONDON – June 15, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that Wheel of Fortune®  slots and Powerbucks® slots continued making millionaires in May by awarding four massive jackpots for a combined total of more than $4.8 million.

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

  • On May 18, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,253,791 playing Wheel of Fortune Pink Diamond® at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.  
  • On May 18, an online Powerbucks slots player won CA$1,162,364 playing Wheel of Fortune Ruby Riches in Quebec, Canada.
  • On May 19, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,332,819 playing Wheel of Fortune Gold Spin Triple Gold® at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort in Fort McDowell, just outside of Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • On May 30, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,108,042 playing Wheel of Fortune Gold Spin Triple Gold at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.

IGT Powerbucks slots have paid 29 jackpots of $1 million or more since its Canadian debut in 2016. Wheel of Fortune slots have minted over 1,100 millionaires and awarded over $3.3 billion in jackpots since its launch in 1996.

New high-limit progressive debuts at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
 
LAS VEGAS (June 14, 2021) – Building on the phenomenal success of the Dragon Link™ high-denom slot, Aristocrat Gaming™ and Seminole Gaming have marked a milestone with a new $1 million Dragon Link high-limit progressive jackpot.
                                    
The Dragon Link $1 million progressive jackpot is found exclusively at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. Each property will have linked progressive jackpots starting at $1 million, meaning players will have two places to play for $1 million jackpots.
 
Less than a year ago, the newest iteration of Dragon Link, which offers high- and mid-denomination bets and a larger linked or standalone jackpot, made its world premiere at Hard Rock Tampa. The game has been so popular that Aristocrat and Seminole Gaming worked together to bring the $1 million jackpot to life, adding an exciting new level of fun.
 
“With more than 220+ Dragon Link games currently installed across our Florida Hard Rock and Seminole Gaming properties, we are proud to offer this new High Denomination offering,” said David Hoenemeyer, Chief Operating Officer of Seminole Gaming. “This is a first of its kind for this game, and we are proud to offer a life-changing $1 million dollar progressive jackpot payable on the spot.”
 
“As it has been with all Dragon Link games, player reception to the high-denom and mid-denom Dragon Link games has been overwhelmingly positive. Given that incredible player reception, Seminole Gaming approached us with player feedback, and we worked together to turn on the $1 million jackpot functionality in response,” said Jon Hanlin, senior vice president of commercial strategy and business analytics at Aristocrat Gaming.
 
The Dragon Link $1 million jackpot game has a $25 minimum bet and a $2,500 max bet.
 
Aristocrat’s Dragon Link is one of the most popular slot games in the world. The title Dragon Link Happy & Prosperous™ was named Top Performing Premium Game and Top Performing Proprietary Branded Game in the recent EKG Slot Awards.
Just when you thought they couldn’t get any wilder, the legendary stampeding Buffalo bring the fun to new heights in the all-new Wild Wild Buffalo™ from Aristocrat Gaming™.
 
Wild Wild Buffalo gives players a wild experience by combining the iconic Buffalo brand with the symbol-driven simplicity of Wild Wild Cash-on-Reel pays, plus a Buffalo Grand™-style wheel that awards progressives, progressive multipliers, and free games.
 
Wild Wild Buffalo surrounds players with the sights, sounds, and excitement of a classic western movie in a high volatility game with frequent features. Denominations range from 1c to 5c in MSP configuration, and from 1c-20c in an SSP configuration.
 
There are also six exciting jackpot levels, with an MSP that starts at $500,000 and an SSP that starts at $10,000.

Bonus features include the Wild Wild Bonus, where WILDS on reels 1 and 2 award Cash-on-Reel Buffalo pays and random 2x multipliers. The Jackpot Bonus Wheel awards progressives, progressive multipliers,  and free games, while the Bonus Wheel awards up to 10x progressive multiplier. Buffalo’s legendary Free Games feature awards Forever Free Games with multiplier Wilds and Wild Wild potential.

 

Wild Wild Buffalo is available exclusively on Aristocrat’s industry-leading Neptune Double™ cabinet with its stacked, curved 49-inch monitors, 4K graphics, expansive virtual button deck, and custom-designed, adjustable sound chair.
 
Rustle up your Aristocrat Gaming representative and wrangle the fun and excitement of Wild Wild Buffalo today.

Ms. Bracey brings extensive financial and accounting experience in the technology, media, and entertainment industries

IRVINE, Calif.--GAN Limited (the “Company” or “GAN”) (NASDAQ: GAN), a leading full-service internet gaming software-as-a-service provider to the real money internet gaming, online sports betting, and simulated gaming industries, today announced that it has appointed Susan Bracey to its Board of Directors (the “Board”), effectively immediately. Ms. Bracey brings extensive finance experience in the technology, media, and entertainment industries, having held C-suite level and executive positions in both publicly and privately held companies. She will serve on GAN’s Board as an independent director.

Dermot Smurfit, Director and CEO of GAN, commented:

“We are excited to have Susan join GAN’s Board and know she will provide invaluable guidance as we execute our growth strategy. Susan comes to us with critical experience from her tenures at both publicly and privately held companies that produced and distributed content in the gaming and entertainment industries. We look forward to leveraging Susan’s financial and accounting expertise as well as her relevant industry experience as we continue to establish and grow our leading position in online gaming.”

Susan Bracey added:

“I am pleased to be joining the Board of Directors of an industry-leading company like GAN. Online gaming is a fast-growing and exciting market, and it is clear that GAN possesses the premier suite of capabilities and proprietary offering to ensure its future growth and value creation for all stakeholders. I look forward to offering my expertise and contributing to the Company’s exciting trajectory.”

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has teamed up with its Swiss operator partner Casino Luzern to distribute its portfolio of jackpot titles in the country.

During a month-long campaign, Greentube’s popular jackpot content will be promoted via Casino Luzern’s mycasino.ch brand and made available for the first time, to their customers. Titles include Cash Connection™ – Charming Lady, Red Hot Burning Clover Link™, Phoenix Fortune™, and Book of Ra™ Mystic Fortunes, as well as all the games in the popular Diamond Link™ series.

Casino Luzern has created a specific ‘Greentube Jackpots’ category on its website dedicated to the new content which will grant Swiss players access to fresh and exciting games that have been proven in the market.

Launching its jackpot games portfolio in Switzerland will further cement Greentube’s position as a leading supplier to Swiss operators and significantly strengthens its local offering.

Greentube’s content first went live with Casino Luzern in August 2019 and the operator is now one of the supplier’s largest partners in Switzerland. Greentube provides its content to several Swiss operators and its games have become hugely popular with local players.

Lisa Sandner, Greentube’s Sales & Key Account Manager for Switzerland, said: “Jackpot games are extremely popular in the Swiss market which makes us very excited to introduce our own portfolio to local players. We have worked hard to develop the most thrilling jackpot games on the market, drawing on our expertise from the land-based sector where this type of content is king. With Switzerland’s established land-based industry, we are certain our games will resonate well with players and we are excited to introduce our jackpot titles together with Casino Luzern and further strengthen our partnership.”

Wolfgang Bliem CEO at Casino Luzern, said: “Jackpot games are well liked among our players and the thrill which comes by chasing big wins. Greentube’s content has been performing extremely well with our customer base and we are happy to introduce their exciting jackpot titles to our players.”
Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX) has confirmed that deputy general counsel and company secretary Richard Bell has resigned from his position.

Bell was commended for his legal expertise, and thanked for “playing an instrumental role in many of the M&A transactions that have transformed ASX in recent years” by Aristocrat chief executive Trevor Croker.

Croker also noted that during his tenure Bell oversaw a number of acquisitions. This included a $500m deal to acquire social gaming provider Plarium in 2017, and the supplier’s $990m deal to acquire Big Fish Games from Churchill Downs Incorporated in 2018.

After six years in the job, Bell will be succeeded first by Tracey Elkerton while Aristocrat awaits full regulatory approval for his full-time replacement, Kristy Jo, to fill the role.

Aristocrat recently enjoyed positive half-year results for 2021, generating A$2.23bn (£1.27bn/€1.48bn/$1.80bn) worth of revenue. This was mostly thanks to the success of the supplier’s digital segment, which made up for a decline in machine sales because of the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the land-based gaming industry.

Launch Aligns with Euro 2020 Soccer Tournament

NEW YORKJune 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (NASDAQ: INSE) announced today that it has launched V-Play Soccer 3.0™ online in Greece on www.stoiximan.gr. Kaizen Gaming, one of the fastest-growing Game-Tech companies in Europe that operates in Greece and Cyprus under the Stoiximan brand and in GermanyRomaniaPortugal and Brazil under the international brand Betano, is launching three channels of Soccer initially, including versions of the English League, a European League (featuring teams which Stoiximan and Betano sponsors) and a European National teams Soccer competition, which will be quickly followed by a version of the Greek League. Stoiximan will be heavily promoting Virtual Soccer in the run up to the Euro 2020 Soccer tournament which takes place from June 11, 2021 through July 11, 2021. Soon thereafter, Inspired will launch V-Play Basketball, both US and European variants, followed by additional phases of content launches planned for 2021.

"This is our first Virtuals launch with Kaizen Gaming and we are very excited to kick it off with Soccer 3.0 in the run up to the Euro 2020 Soccer tournament," said Brooks Pierce, President and Chief Operating Officer of Inspired. "Kaizen has done a great job on the marketing and promotions leading up to the launch and we are confident this will be a big hit, based on the popularity of our Virtuals in GreeceGreece has been a standout region for our Virtuals products and launching our latest content into this market is a key strategic initiative in 2021."

Inspired's Virtual Soccer and Basketball games have been the top performers in Greece and this online launch brings Inspired's best-in-class Virtual Sports content directly to customers both online and on mobile via the official website of Stoiximan in Greecestoiximan.gr. Kaizen Gaming and Inspired will further strengthen their collaboration by launching in more markets that Kaizen Gaming operates in the upcoming months.

"Our partnership with Inspired highlights our commitment to continuously offer innovative products to our customers. We are very impressed with how Inspired has tailored their Virtuals to the Greek market through their longstanding presence in the retail market and we are ecstatic to launch V-Play Soccer 3.0 right in time for the Euro 2020 Soccer tournament. We are looking forward to our customers experiencing the amazing graphics and unique betting opportunities on offer within Inspired's Virtual Sports," said Vangelis Kalloudis, Virtual Sports Manager of Kaizen Gaming.

LAS VEGAS – June 8, 2021 – Today, Global Payments Gaming Solutions announced that Viejas Casino & Resort has successfully launched the patented-VIP Mobility®, the industry’s first mobile solution enabling true cashless casino gaming.

Consumers are increasingly choosing to go cashless in their daily lives, from the coffee shop to the gas pump to the grocery store, and they want that same level of convenience to extend to their gaming experiences as well. Casino operators, in turn, stand to benefit from the adoption of cashless gaming as it provides a more cost-effective, secure payment method within their gaming floors.

“Our adoption of VIP Mobility® will provide additional convenience and increased transaction security for our guests,” said Erich Hans, Director of Treasury / CFO, Viejas Casino & Resort. “By allowing our players to bypass traditional funding sources, such as ATMs and/or the Cage, we have significantly improved optionality and expediency. We are excited to be the first Casino in Southern California to offer this new benefit to our guests, and we are confident that it will provide a material enhancement to their overall gaming experience here at Viejas.”

Global Payments Gaming Solutions’ VIP Mobility® is unique within the industry in that it is seamless from funding through cash-out. Casino guests create digital TITO tickets on their mobile devices by scanning an existing voucher or via their VIP Preferred® e-check accounts. They are then able to easily pair their mobile device to any slot or table game by simply scanning a QR code and can easily reload from their phone and retrieve their funds once playing is complete. Play is never interrupted to get cash.

“As adoption of cashless payment alternatives continues to grow within the U.S. gaming industry, we are proud to offer our partners with solutions that meet the evolving needs of their customers,” said Christopher Justice, president of Global Payments Gaming Solutions. “We look forward to helping Viejas Casino & Resort provide their patrons with an innovative gaming experience.”

VIP Mobility® is live today and the application is available for Android and iOS devices.

IGT launches "25 Weeks of Wheel of Fortune Slots" to honor silver anniversary of iconic slots portfolio

LONDON, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) and Sony Pictures Television proudly announce the 25th anniversary of the high-performing and player-favorite Wheel of Fortune® Slots game. Originally launched by IGT in Reno, Nev. in 1996, Wheel of Fortune Slots has become synonymous with jackpots, winning and fun in the minds of casino and online slots players around the world.

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Wheel of Fortune Slots' colorful history and pivotal role in shaping premium casino entertainment are as compelling as the games themselves. Spanning the mechanical reel, video, TRUE 4D™ and digital slots verticals, Wheel of Fortune Slots games are widely recognized by the sound of the iconic "WHEEL-OF-FORTUNE!" celebration, and uniquely offer their own spin on the legendary entertainment brand. Often referred to as "The millionaire-making machine," IGT's Wheel of Fortune Slots has firmly established itself as the "go-to" slot theme for a chance at winning life-changing jackpots and has paved the way for hundreds of additional licensed slot games to appear in land-based and digital casinos worldwide. Of the many milestones achieved by IGT and its award-winning Wheel of Fortune Slots portfolio, some of the most noteworthy include:

Wheel of Fortune Slots has minted more than 1,100 millionaires
Wheel of Fortune Slots has awarded more than $3.3 billion in jackpot prizes
IGT has developed more than 250 versions of Wheel of Fortune Slots
Wheel of Fortune Slots awarded a record-setting $14.4 million jackpot in 2009 to a lucky player in Biloxi, Miss.


"For 25 years, IGT has artfully captured the fun, excitement and authenticity of the Wheel of Fortune brand through its world-class Wheel of Fortune Slots portfolio," said Suzanne Prete, Sony Pictures Television SVP Global Licensing & Brand Management. "Wheel of Fortune Slots' jackpot-paying legacy and capacity to entertain people across diverse generations, geographies and channels perfectly align with the global Wheel of Fortune brand. Sony Pictures Television wishes to thank IGT for so effectively extending the excitement of America's Game to the most successful slot theme of all time."

"It has always been an honor to work side-by-side with the talented team at IGT in developing content for its many Wheel of Fortune Slots games," said Vanna White, Wheel of Fortune Hostess and Entertainment Icon. "When walking through casinos, I still marvel in the brilliance of the many Wheel of Fortune games and the excitement that the familiar siren of 'WHEEL-OF-FORTUNE!' creates."

"Wheel of Fortune Slots are a hallmark of IGT's gaming, lottery and PlayDigital product portfolios and have transformed the entire gaming industry on the merit of tremendous performance, vast player affinity, colossal jackpots and quality entertainment," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO Global Gaming. "Through the skilled work of thousands of talented IGT employees around the world and our collaborative partnership with Sony Pictures Television, IGT's Wheel of Fortune Slots has become a pop culture icon that has helped fuel our customers' success for 25 years."

To honor this momentous milestone, IGT is celebrating with its "25 Weeks of Wheel of Fortune Slots" campaign starting in June 2021.The compelling campaign will drive Wheel of Fortune Slots excitement in casinos through exclusive giveaways and player promotions, and online via trivia, game spotlights and weekly contests where Wheel of Fortune Slots fans will have a chance to win Wheel of Fortune collectibles. In addition, the Company will honor Wheel of Fortune Slots all year with new product launches for land-based and online play, and with special events at gaming industry trade shows.

For more information on the 25th anniversary of Wheel of Fortune Slots or to find a game near you, visit igt.com/WOFSlots25. To follow IGT's #WOFSlots25 celebration all year long, like the IGT Jackpots Facebook page and follow Instagram at @igtgamingna.

LAS VEGASJune 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) ("Everi" or the "Company"), a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content and products, financial technology, and loyalty solutions, today announced the launch in the Southern California market of its MonsterVerse™ wide-area progressive ("WAP") game at San Manuel Casino. The WAP game, featuring Kong and Godzilla™ in earth shattering 4K display, is based on Legendary Entertainment's Monsterverse.

MonsterVerse is the newest series on Everi's Empire DCX premium cabinet, featuring Kong and Godzilla in earth shattering 4K game play, now available at San Manuel Casino.

Bigger than any single monster, Legendary's Monsterverse is an expansive story universe of multi-layered experiences centering around humanity's battle to survive in a world that is under siege by a catastrophic new reality—the monsters of our myths and legends are real. Beginning in 2014 with Godzilla and continuing with 2017's Kong: Skull Island, 2019's Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and 2021's Godzilla vs. Kong, Monsterverse films have accumulated close to two billion dollars globally at the box office.

Now, the two most beloved Titans, Kong and Godzilla, as well as other iconic kaiju monsters, are showcased in San Manuel Casino's newest gaming offerings, which also features the "Monster Bet", daring players to bet big to play four arrays at once. MonsterVerse™ is the latest series on Everi's Empire DCX™ premium cabinet, complete with dual-curved 43-inch monitors with integrated edge lighting, a 4K display providing an immersive player experience, enhanced game-controlled lighting, premium 4.1 surround sound, and convenient mobile device charging ports.

"San Manuel Casino is a great partner for the launch of our newest WAP game in Southern California which extends the breadth of our high-performing premium games portfolio in this market," said Dean Ehrlich, Everi Executive Vice President and Games Business Leader. "MonsterVerse™ continues to deliver the elevated, engaging gaming experience for players our premium games on the Empire DCX™ are known for while providing our customers with an attractive return on their investment."

Located just 60 minutes outside of Los Angeles, San Manuel Casino is a thrilling world of gaming. The addition of the first-to-market MonsterVerse™ enhances a leading gaming destination in Southern California, which features two stories of mechanical reels, video reels, video keno, in-house progressive jackpots, wide-area and Mystery Jackpots, and Wide-Area progressive (multi-casino) jackpot machines. San Manuel Casino recently hosted the Ultimate Titan Showdown, a slot pull tournament in celebration of the MonsterVerse™ launch.

"The summer is known for blockbuster premieres and so is San Manuel Casino," said Peter Arceo, San Manuel Casino General Manager. "Creating innovative experiences for our guests is the foundation of our success and will remain a focus with our upcoming expansion and beyond."

LAS VEGAS (June 7, 2021) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has named technology thought leader Rudy Stevenson as a new Client Services Representative. He will work closely with GLI’s Tribal gaming clients in the Mountain Region.

Stevenson brings a wealth of commercial and Tribal gaming experience to GLI’s clients. His deep background in technology includes cash automation, electronics distribution, display solutions, control devices, and game operation components.

“This is an exciting time in the gaming industry. Technology is advancing quickly in numerous areas in land-based and online gaming, giving consumers more options, presenting regulators and operators with a growing array of opportunities and issues to address. Rudy brings extensive technological experience and insights to GLI, which will be incredibly valuable as our clients navigate the future of gaming,” said GLI Senior VP of Government Relations and General Counsel Kevin Mullally. “Rudy brings tremendous energy, experience and technical ability to our team, and we are looking forward to see that translate into tangible benefits for our clients.”

Most recently Stevenson served as Account Manager for DiTRONICS Financial Services. His experience also includes terms at Sysco and GLORY. He holds a degree in Electronic Technology from the Phoenix Institute of Technology.

“I have a strong appreciation for the talented GLI team resulting from my many years in the gaming industry,” Stevenson said. “I am proud to be a part of such a great company and am eager to contribute to our clients’ success.”

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NEWS RELEASE  -  June 7, 2021

Cavalcade of Innovation
New product demo now available from Zitro

Link King


Zitro’s all-time classic hit comes with four differentiated game titles and player’s favorite Link Bonus which grants the four-level progressive Jackpot. Fun features such as Big Symbols and Extended Wilds keeps the excitemen going for long term play.


View the video at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xbcn-mao4A


The Cavalcade of Innovation is sponsored by Ainsworth.

Companies also showcasing products on the Cavalcade include Ainsworth, AGS, IGT, Everi, Konami and Incredible Technologies.


More companies will continue to be added to the Cavalcade, aimed at displaying the best new products available to the global gaming industry.

The Cavalcade of Innovation is a year-round series that features select innovative new products with quick video demos, all in one spot. All videos can be found at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/cavalcade-of-innovation.html.

Companies interested in displaying new products in the Cavalcade of Innovation should contact VP of Fantini’s Gaming Show Dee Wild-Shyver at DWild@FantiniResearch.com or at +1 302 730 3793.

In addition to the Cavalcade of Innovation, Fantini’s Gaming Show site exhibits companies and products along with announcements of other corporate developments and news with 24/7/365 availability, at https://www.FantinisGamingShow.com. To become an exhibitor contact Dee Wild-Shyver using the above contact information.

High-performing content bundle makes Colombia debut at Casino New York

IGT is demonstrating its commitment to enhancing the player experience in Latin America with the installation of USwitch™ Multi-Game video slots at the Casino New York in Medellin, Colombia. Offered on the sleek and modern CrystalCurve™ gaming machine, USwitch bundles include IGT Proven Performer games in categories that vividly stand out in ultra-high definition.

The CrystalCurve cabinet is the ideal hardware for highly popular IGT games such as Mistress of Egypt™ Grand, Golden Jungle™ Grand, and the award-winning Hexbreaker® 3. The games are easy to identify, and players can quickly find and pick their preferred theme from the USwitch multigame selection.

“We are thrilled to be the first casino in Colombia to offer players this world-class gaming experience that puts so many top-performing games on one elegant piece of hardware,” said Noraldo Orozco, owner of the Casino New York.

The CrystalCurve machines are in the center of the Casino New York’s gaming floor and create a compelling destination for players as the sweeping screens create compelling visual impact.

“Introducing IGT’s USwitch multi-game bundles in Colombia on the CrystalCurve cabinet positions our customers to further benefit from our market-leading cabinet and content portfolio,” said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President South America and Canada. “Given the realities of today’s more restricted, socially distanced environment, the ability to combine such a high caliber of games with the CrystalCurve cabinet is a distinct advantage for casinos, as it maximizes the entertainment offered on each machine.”

Silverton’s dedicated Buffalo XING™ room offers many fan-favorite Buffalo™-themed games
 
LAS VEGAS (June 7, 2021) – Casino players everywhere love Aristocrat Gaming’s™ Buffalo™ games, and now fans have two more reasons to yell “Buffaloooooo.” First, there’s the new Buffalo Link™ game, and second, Aristocrat and Silverton Casino are launching a new promotion in honor of the game’s arrival at the property.
 
“We are ecstatic to add Buffalo Link to the already star-studded lineup of games inside Aristocrat's Buffalo XING space at Silverton,” said Jon Hanlin, senior vice president of commercial strategy and business analytics at Aristocrat Gaming. “Buffalo fans will love this dedicated gaming experience that offers all of their favorite Buffalo games in one place on the casino floor.”
 
Silverton guests will find Buffalo Link and dozens of other Buffalo-themed games in Silverton’s Buffalo XING space. On Wednesday, June 9, from 5 -7 p.m. the first 100 guests to present their Silverton Rewards card at the Buffalo XING room will receive five $5 max bet pulls and other Buffalo Link swag giveaways.
Silverton’s Buffalo XING offers the ultimate gaming experience for players with all their favorite Buffalo machines corralled in one room.

"To partner with Aristocrat to bring Buffalo Link to our guests is very exciting for us," said Ray Anzevino, vice president of casino operations at Silverton Casino. "Our Buffalo XING has been a hit with our casino guests, and we look forward to continuing to offer a dedicated zone one the casino floor where they can find all of the latest and greatest Buffalo machines."

Casino players will instantly recognize how Buffalo Link combines the thrill and functionality of Aristocrat’s legendary Lighting Link™ and Dragon Link™ games with the theme and features of the gaming industry’s most recognized slot brand, Buffalo. The game introduces the popular Hold & Spin functionality and five denomination sets to the Buffalo brand. Staying true to the legacy of Buffalo, Buffalo Link retains its classic Free Games feature along with exciting, new enhancements.
 
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GLI’s VP of Global Marketing and Global Gaming Women President Christie Eickelman named a “Top 5 Land-based Leader”

 
LAS VEGAS (June 3, 2021) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has been named Best Test Lab in the SAGSE Europe Awards 2020 and in the SAGSE USA Awards 2020. Additionally, GLI’s Vice President of Global Marketing and Global Gaming Women President Christie Eickelman was named to the list of the Top 5 Land-based Leaders.
 
Award winners were chosen via online popular vote, and according to event organizers, more than 2,500 regulators, operators, executives, and businesspeople participated in the selection of winners of the SAGSE 2020 rankings, a record number of participants.
 
Earlier this year, GLI was named Best Test Lab in the SAGSE LatAm 2020 Awards.

 

Christie Eickelman 
 
Vice President of Monografie Alan Burak said, “The SAGSE Europe Awards 2020 and in the SAGSE USA Awards 2020 recognize the companies that best faced the difficulties of a very difficult year, in the midst of a pandemic, and highlight the best representatives of the market.”
 
GLI CEO James Maida said, “We are grateful to our peers throughout the world who recognized GLI and who recognized Christie with these tremendous honors. The pandemic has been difficult for all of us in the gaming, lottery, and hospitality industries, and together we reinvented our businesses overnight. Though 2020 was one of the most challenging times for our industry and the world, our global team of 1,200 advisers, testing personnel and security team members continue to work hard to serve the industry and our collective shifting needs.”
 
In addition to her role at GLI, Eickelman is President of Global Gaming Women, and she has successfully led the organization through the pandemic to an even better financial footing.
 
“We are so proud of each our team members and of their hard work, and I’m thrilled the industry specifically recognized Christie. Her global impact on countless numbers of individuals and companies will be felt for years to come,” Maida said.

LONDON, June 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company expanded its sports betting footprint in North Dakota with the recent IGT PlaySports agreement to power retail sports betting at the Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel in Hankinson, N.D. Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel is an entity of the Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise, which is owned and operated by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe. The casino will leverage the IGT PlaySports platform, self-service betting kiosks and trading advisory services.

"IGT's proven PlaySports sports betting solution gives us the opportunity to bring a compelling new element of gaming to our patrons and expands our gaming offerings to attract additional players and sports fans," said Wanda Varns, General Manager, Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel.

"We're excited to partner with IGT and leverage the Company's leading sports betting platform and solutions, along with its deep-rooted expertise that will help Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel establish a successful sports betting offering," said Weston Quinn, CFO, Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise.

"Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel is one of the largest tribal casinos in North Dakota and represents another opportunity for IGT to expand our sports betting footprint within the state," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "We look forward to bringing our world-class service to Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel and its patrons, and we're happy to deploy our leading PlaySports platform, services, and vast knowledge to help establish and grow its sports betting program."

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AGS launching with Loto-Québec via Scientific Games’ OpenGaming platform.

Scientific Games Corporation on Thursday said it has enhanced its partnership with long-term OpenGaming customer Loto-Québec by facilitating the launch of content from AGS.

AGS is a publicly traded, global gaming equipment supplier that develops slot cabinets and games, proprietary table games, and associated equipment. The company has an interactive division that provides both online social and online gaming solutions for operators and players.

The two parties said Rakin’ Bacon will be the first AGS game available with Loto-Québec. The fantasy pig-themed game features the golden pig in a coin-filled room and offers cartoon-like animations for players, with the inclusion of responsible gaming tools to promote player safety.

The integration was made possible through Scientific Games’ OpenGaming System (OGS), a content aggregation platform for the betting and gaming industry. OGS consists of more than 3,000 games from third-party providers, as well as from the company’s in-house gaming studio.

“Launching in Canada is the next step for AGS and our aim to bring our content to the widest audience, and we are thrilled to have Rakin’ Bacon as the first title to go live with Loto-Québec and we are looking forward to seeing our games resonate with Canadian players,” Matt Reback, EVP operations for AGS, said in a statement.

Stéphane Martel, acting senior director, products and innovation at Loto-Québec, added, “This agreement and launch underpins our relationship with Scientific Games and how the OpenGaming platform is a key component in offering a vast array of content to our players.”

Marc Crean, commercial director, Canada and LATAM, digital at Scientific Games, said the company is pleased to welcome AGS to the OpenGaming ecosystem in Canada. “We are sure their content will be a massive success for Loto-Québec and our other Canadian partners.”

LAS VEGAS, NV June 4, 2021 – Ainsworth Game Technology Limited (ASX: AGI) (“Ainsworth”) and Wynn Interactive recently announced a long-term partnership that brings a selection of Ainsworth’s proven slot games to the popular WynnBet online casino in New Jersey.

 

WynnBet players now have the chance to play Ainsworth titles that have been proven performers in both land-based and online casinos. Titles available include the QuickSpin brand of wheel games and proven top performing High Denomination titles.

 

Additional games will be regularly added to the sites, ensuring players always have access to the hottest games and innovative play styles.

“We’re honored to be partnering with a prestigious operator like Wynn,” said Ainsworth General Manager – Online Jason Lim. “This launch furthers our presence in the New Jersey market and we’re thrilled to be live with our latest games on WynnBet. We are confident the tremendous math models and fun play mechanics will be successful and provide an entertaining experience for WynnBet players.”

Agreement also enables Aristocrat Content on Ainsworth Systems in Other HHR Markets

LAS VEGAS (June 1, 2021) – Ainsworth Game Technology (ASX:AGI) (“Ainsworth”) has partnered with Aristocrat Gaming™ to launch Historical Horse Racing (“HHR”) machines.

Aristocrat’s newly engineered historical horse racing machines will operate on Ainsworth’s proprietary Historical Horse Racing System. Under the agreement, Aristocrat will provide games specifically created to comply with Kentucky’s HHR regulations and will feature popular Aristocrat brands including Buffalo Wild Lepre’Coins™, and others exclusively on its award-winning MarsX™ family of cabinets.

Additionally, Aristocrat content will be available in other markets where Ainsworth’s Historical Horse Racing System is deployed.

Ainsworth’s award-winning Historical Horse Racing System now hosts machines created by multiple key gaming manufacturers, in addition to supporting a full suite of Ainsworth’s high performing games and cabinets.

“We are excited to begin offering Aristocrat’s player favorite titles on our System,” said Ainsworth Chief Commercial Officer Deron Hunsberger. “In the two years since Ainsworth launched its system with more than 1,000 games in Kentucky, we have continually worked to provide additional game options to CDI and its players.”

Everi Digital Expands into West Virginia Market with BetMGM, BetRivers, DraftKings

LAS VEGASJune 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Everi Digital, the online gaming division of Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) ("Everi" or the "Company"), a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content, financial technology, and player loyalty solutions, has partnered with multiple iGaming operators to bring Everi's award-winning gaming content to West Virginia.

In partnering with BetMGM, BetRivers.com from Rush Street Interactive, and DraftKings, Everi launched its iGaming content for the first time in West Virginia via its proprietary Spark Remote Game Servers ("RGS"). The Company now offers 36 high-performing games, including the industry-recognized Atomic Meltdown™, Cash Machine™, Double Ruby™, Triple Threat™, and Smokin 777™, as well as many more. The launches mean Everi now supports BetMGM, DraftKings, and Rush Street Interactive in four states: MichiganNew Jersey, and Pennsylvania, in addition to West Virginia.

 

"The launch of our iGaming content across several sites in West Virginia with trusted partners in BetMGM, DraftKings, and Rush Street Interactive, is another step forward for our Digital gaming initiatives as it introduces our distinct gaming library to West Virginia online players for the first time," said David Lucchese, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Digital for Everi. "This move expands the footprint of our state-of-the-art RGS platform and we're confident our compelling games will be popular in this new market, adding to our growing online community."

In addition to its online presence, BetMGM Casino also operates in conjunction with The Greenbrier, the mountain luxury resort in West Virginia. Everi's award-winning three-reel mechanical games and exciting video slot content is available through Rush Street Interactive ("RSI") via BetRivers.com, and Mountaineer Casino, nestled in the scenic hills of northern West Virginia. DraftKings also launched Everi's expansive gaming portfolio in West Virginia, offering world-class experiences to its online casino and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

NEW YORK, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (NASDAQ: INSE) announced today the closing of an underwritten public offering by The Landgame Trust (Evan Davis, Trustee) (the "Selling Stockholder") of 5,406,633 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $9.25 per share. The Selling Stockholder also granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 810,995 shares at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions, which was exercised in full by the underwriters on May 26, 2021. The closing for the additional shares also occurred on the date hereof.

Inspired did not issue or sell any shares of common stock in the offering and did not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares of common stock sold by the Selling Stockholder.

B. Riley Securities and Macquarie Capital acted as the bookrunners for the offering, and Craig-Hallum, Roth Capital Partners and Union Gaming acted as co-managers.

Registration statements (including amendments thereto) relating to these securities have been filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") (SEC File Nos. 333-217215 and 333-256175). The offering was made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. You may obtain a copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement, the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus related to the offering for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement, the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained from B. Riley Securities, Inc., 1300 17th Street North, Suite 1300, Arlington, Virginia 22209, email: prospectuses@brileyfin.com, telephone: (800) 903-3268.

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

NOVOMATIC aims to excel services, support and product placement in the African markets by implementing a new management structure.

NOVOMATIC has been spearheading the South African gaming industry with a long-term footprint and a record of success for more than 20 years. NOVOMATIC products have a substantial track record of leading performance all across Africa and are renowned for their outstanding design, immersive game play, premium quality and proven reliability among both the gaming operators and players. On the one hand, the team at the regional NOVOMATIC Africa headquarters located in Johannesburg is delivering first class products and services to gaming operators in both the casino and the Limited-Payout-Machine market segments in South Africa and many other African countries. On the other hand, the Johannesburg team is strategically steering NOVOMATIC’s gaming operations in Namibia and Eswatini. Recent personnel and structural changes in the executive management of the company aim to address challenges in the local business environment as well as changing market dynamics and are set to strengthen the customer relationships throughout the region by leveraging the teams’ competences and level of performance.

As of June 1, 2021, Sonya Nikolova, Muriel Loftie-Eaton, and Alexander Merwald will officially resume their roles as Managing Directors of NOVOMATIC Africa: Sonya Nikolova is acting as CEO whilst continuing to lead the sales activities on the African continent. Muriel Loftie-Eaton is acting as CFO, and Alexander Merwald as CIO, while continuing his role as Head of NOVOMATIC Group Mergers and Acquisitions. NOVOMATIC would like to extend its gratitude to the former executives Gary Chapple and Gordon Cameron for their integrity and long-lasting contribution to the outstanding success story of the company in the South African region.

Sonya Nikolova joined NOVOMATIC AG in 2016 in a senior position at the Global Sales department. Her professional background in Industrial Engineering and Management as well as vast expertise in senior executive positions within the gaming sector add great value to the business operations and management team of the NOVOMATIC Africa Group and a guarantee of professional, timely and effective support to all partners and NOVOMATIC customers in the region.

Muriel Loftie-Eaton is a qualified chartered accountant and has been involved with NOVOMATIC since 2017. Her involvement commenced as a business partner and consultant with her formally joining the board of Directors of NOVOMATIC Africa in 2020. Muriel has had a long-standing career in the gaming industry having previously been employed by Tsogo Group’s parent company HCI for almost 10 years in various executive capacities.

Alexander Merwald has been with NOVOMATIC AG since 2012, when he was put in charge of the Group’s M&A department. He has a degree in finance and before joining NOVOMATIC has had a successful career in corporate finance advisory. Alexander Merwald will add significant value in regard to the expansion plans of NOVOMATIC Africa in the operational gaming segment of its business in the region.

Sonya Nikolova, CEO NOVOMATIC Africa, said: “My new role implies a high level of responsibility towards the Board of NOVOMATIC AG as well as towards my fellow directors, the team, customers, friends and family. NOVOMATIC is a great company to be working for, and I consider this appointment a distinct privilege and an honour. One of the first priorities will be to increase customer satisfaction by means of implementing premium quality corporate standards and good business practices throughout all business areas of the local units. The outstanding NOVOMATIC gaming technology and products, complemented by the commitment, competences and skills of the whole team are solid proof that we are well equipped to achieve all the goals we have set.”

2 June 2021. - Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has launched its games portfolio with Slots Del Sol in Paraguay, boosting its presence in the country following its market entry last year.

Top-performing Greentube titles including Book of Ra™ deluxe, Lucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe, Sizzling Hot™ deluxe, and games from the popular Diamond Link™ series are now available to local players via platform provider Tecnalis.

The deal significantly strengthens Greentube’s reach in Latin America where the supplier has signed a number of operator deals over the last 12 months. Greentube’s slot portfolio has proven highly popular with players in the region including Paraguay and Colombia.

Slots Del Sol is a well-established land-based casino operator in Paraguay with over 15 years’ experience. The operator launched its online brand earlier this year and is now offering an impressive casino portfolio with a growing customer base.

Lisa Sandner, Sales & Key Account Manager for Paraguay at Greentube, said: “The Latin American region offers exciting opportunities and our content has performed strongly and is resonating well with local players. This deal with Slots Del Sol sees us go from strength to strength in Paraguay following our market entry last year and also highlights the popularity of our portfolio in the wider territory. We are excited about the strategic opportunities in Paraguay and LatAm and look forward to working with Slots Del Sol to provide premium entertainment to local players.”

Camilo Saravia, General Manager of Slots Del Sol, said: “Since we launched our online offering we have been working to introduce our customers to the best slots in the market and by partnering with Greentube, players will soon have access to top-performing content that need no introduction. Classic titles such as Book of Ra and Lucky Lady’s Charm will be important additions to our online casino as we look to establish ourselves as a market leader in Paraguay.”
Deal is latest in extending strategic relationship;
Brings Aristocrat’s player-favorite games to HRM market
 
LAS VEGAS (May 28, 2021) – Aristocrat Gaming™ and Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) have again expanded their rewarding partnership by entering a new long-term agreement that will bring Aristocrat’s player-favorite games to the rapidly expanding historical racing machine (“HRM”) market.

Aristocrat’s newly engineered historical horse racing machines will operate on Ainsworth’s proprietary HRM system featuring popular Aristocrat brands including Buffalo™, Wild Lepre’Coins™ and others exclusively on its award-winning MarsX™ family of cabinets.
 
Aristocrat’s HRM games will appear across CDI locations in Kentucky, including Derby City Gaming; Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel; Newport Racing & Gaming; and also Turfway Park Racing & Gaming when it opens in 2022.
 
“Aristocrat is a leader in offering the top games in the industry and we’re ecstatic to add their top games to our HRM locations,” said Austin Miller, senior vice president of gaming operations for CDI. “Their innovation as it relates to content and hardware will allow us to expand our game offerings and attract their loyal customer base.”
 
“CDI is leading the industry in creating unique and exciting HRM entertainment venues,” said Aristocrat’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Strategy and Business Analytics, Jon Hanlin. “We are thrilled to again expand our relationship with CDI and bring our leading game content to this vibrant and growing segment of the gaming industry.”
 
Ainsworth Chief Commercial Officer Deron Hunsberger added, “We are excited to be offering Aristocrat’s player favorites titles on our System. In the two years since Ainsworth launched its system with about 1,000 games in Kentucky, we have continually worked to provide additional game options to CDI and its players.”
 
Aristocrat enjoys a long-term partnership with CDI through providing Class III games and Customer Experience systems solutions for all CDI casinos.
 
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New casino space will be home to more than 60 Buffalo™-themed games
 
TUNICA, Miss. (May 28, 2021) – Casino players across the Mid-South have a new reason to cheer “Buffalooooo!” as Aristocrat Gaming™ and MGM Resorts International’s Gold Strike Casino Resort will launch Mississippi’s first ‘Buffalo Zone™.’ Gold Strike’s new gaming space is scheduled to open on May 28 for Memorial Day weekend.
 
Located on the resort’s second level, the new 2,800-square-foot ‘Buffalo Zone’ is dedicated exclusively to Aristocrat’s exciting Buffalo™-themed games. These games feature 68 player-favorite titles, such as Buffalo Chief™, Buffalo Diamond™, Buffalo Gold™, Buffalo Gold Revolution™, and Buffalo Grand™, as well as Buffalo games on the Wonder 4™ brand and RELM XL™ cabinet.
 
“Gold Strike is this region’s first casino to partner with Aristocrat Gaming to bring the ‘Buffalo Zone’ to Mississippi,” said Gold Strike’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations Brandon Dardeau. “Buffalo games are extremely popular among our players and having the opportunity to create a special gaming section allows us to enhance our guests’ gaming experience.”
 
Aristocrat’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Strategy and Data Analytics Jon Hanlin said, “We’re thrilled to partner with Gold Strike Casino Resort to launch Mississippi’s first ‘Buffalo Zone.’ Buffalo continues to be the strongest brand in gaming, and with Gold Strike’s new ‘Buffalo Zone,’ players will enjoy all their favorite Buffalo-themed games in one exciting place.”