Inspired to Offer Retail and Online Virtuals through CAGE Sports to the Caribbean

NEW YORK and BETHESDA, Md.Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (NASDAQ: INSE) announced today it has entered into an exclusive agreement with The CAGE Companies (An RLJ Companies Majority Owned Company) and its subsidiary, CAGE Sports BV, to offer Inspired's multi-award winning virtual sports in CAGE's retail outlets and interactive channels throughout the Caribbean. CAGE is a prominent video lottery and video gaming terminal operator in the Caribbean and South America.

Inspired will provide its V-Play Plug & Play™ ("VPP") online and mobile product solution to CAGE's interactive channels through online platforms and its best-in-class virtual sports to retail venues throughout the Caribbean starting in 2021. VPP includes multiple custom sports variants for CAGE customers, including virtual cricket, which Inspired will be introducing for the first time as part of its VPP solution given the popularity of cricket in the Caribbean.

"The CAGE Companies have established themselves as the Caribbean's premier gaming route operator and Robert L. Johnson is a true visionary. We are looking forward to working with them and extending our partnership to deploy our leading content into the market," said Brooks Pierce, President and Chief Operating Officer of Inspired. "Our virtuals have proven popular in EuropeAsiaAfrica and North America and we see the Caribbean as an opportunity to showcase the strength of our overall offerings."

CAGE and its affiliates can also sublicense the products to third-party operators in the Caribbean.

"We are thrilled to be able to offer Inspired's leading virtual sports to our customer base in the Caribbean, providing an engaging betting experience and further complementing our sports betting business," said Robert L. Johnson, Founder of The RLJ Companies and Co-Founder and Majority Owner of the CAGE Companies. "With Inspired's virtuals, and cricket in particular, our customers' favorite sports seasons don't have to end and our retailers can enjoy the financial benefits of the extended season."

"We look forward to starting up our virtual sports operations in a number of Caribbean countries where CAGE Sports has existing licenses or management agreements during the late first quarter/early second quarter 2021," said Robert B. Washington, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of the CAGE Companies. "We are also excited about partnering with Inspired in creating new 'Caribbean Legends of Cricket' virtual sports games which we believe will create customer excitement in the Caribbean community and beyond," stated Robert B. Washington.

Inspired's pioneering virtual sports are popular worldwide, appealing to a wide variety of players through more than 40,000 retail channels and 100+ websites in 35 countries. Trailers and demos of the latest virtual sports offerings are available at www.inseinc.com/virtuals/.

Facilities management extension includes ongoing delivery of draw-based and instant tickets system, lottery terminals, and associated services

LONDON, Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT México Lottery, S. de R.L. de C.V. ("IGT"), has extended its agreement with La Lotería Nacional para la Asistencia Pública ("LOTENAL"), Mexico's national lottery, to continue providing an integrated draw-based/instant ticket system, draw-based lottery terminals, a communications network, and additional lottery products and ongoing services. The agreement, effective Dec. 20, 2020, extends IGT's contract with the lottery to March 2, 2022.

"For the Lotería Nacional, the extension of the contract with IGT contributes to the certainty and security that we offer to our clients in a year of great challenges for all of us, which has also been a year of transition and internal transformation," said Mario Caballero Luna, LOTENAL Chief of Advisors.

"For more than three decades, IGT has provided our Lottery customer in Mexico with the expertise, technology, and services it has needed to generate results, which ultimately benefit social and health programs," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "As LOTENAL navigates this transformational period, IGT's innovative, reliable, and proven technology will continue to be a key driver of its evolution."

IGT's ongoing services to LOTENAL include lottery game transactions and instant ticket distribution across 8,200 terminals nationwide. It also includes continuous development of new B2B retail channels; installation, repair, maintenance and monitoring of its total base of lottery terminals; retailer training; field service; call center operations and hotline management; a fixed-odds sports betting retail network; and marketing support to further enhance LOTENAL's overall product and game portfolio.

In 2019, LOTENAL merged with Mexico's Pronósticos para la Asistencia Pública lottery, and the combined new organization retained the LOTENAL name.

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

Fantini Research adds to the Insights video series with launch of Investor Insights, sponsored by Global Payments Gaming Solutions and Jason Ader as first interviewee.

NEWS RELEASE - February 11, 2021


Renowned investor Jason Ader of SpringOwl Asset Management inaugurates Investor Insights, the latest addition to Fantini Research’s portfolio of Insights video interviews focused on the gaming industry.

In his 20-minute interview, Ader discusses his highly successful approach to investing, his new SPAC, 26 Capital Acquisition, the SPAC phenomenon itself and his best investment ideas in gaming.

Investor Insights is sponsored by Global Payments Gaming Solutions, a division of Global Payments Inc.

“The heart of Fantini Research has always been serving investors, and it is appropriate that we inaugurate Investor Insights with one of the most successful value investors of our generation,” Fantini Research CEO Frank Fantini said.

“We are also proud to welcome Global Payments Gaming Solutions as a sponsor. As Jason says in his interview, payments is a growth industry, and we recognize Global Payments as a leader in that space,” Fantini said.

“High-quality investment opportunities play an important role in inherently moving the gaming industry forward,” said Christopher Justice, president, Global Payments Gaming Solutions. “As a trusted market leader, Global Payments is always pleased to work with Fantini to help identify investment opportunities to benefit the industry’s leaders, regulators and legislators and advance the industry. We are proud to co-sponsor Fantini’s Investor Insights series, kicking off with Jason Ader, a renowned investor and former Wall Street Analyst at SpringOwl.”

Ader’s interview is the first for Investor Insights in which accomplished investors present their best ideas. “We expect Investor Insights will become an important service to investors,” Fantini said.

Ader’s interview can be viewed at https://youtu.be/-lWIUc40DPQ.


Other Insights interviews and links to them:

CEO Insights. Conversations with CEOs of major gaming companies at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html. CEO Insights is sponsored by International Game Technology.

Emerging Insights. CEOs discuss emerging companies and trends and technologies at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/emerging-insights.html. Emerging Insights is sponsored by Everi Holdings.

Public Policy Insights is co-presented with Spectrum Gaming. Industry leaders, regulators and key legislators discuss emerging legislation and regulation in gaming. Public Policy Insights is sponsored by Gaming Laboratories International. Interviews can be viewed at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/public-policy-insights.html.



About Fantini Research
Fantini Research publishes newsletters and provides research services for C-level executives, institutional investors and legal and regulatory professionals in the global gaming industry. The flagship product is the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, the industry’s standard source of comprehensive and timely news and analysis. Fantini’s Public Policy Review is the legal journal of the gaming industry providing news and analysis of legislative, legal and regulatory developments. It is published every Monday and with real-time bulletins as events happen. Other publications include the monthly Fantini’s National Revenue Report, a monthly compilation and analysis of US gaming revenues and trends; and, in partnership with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, the EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey, and the EILERS-FANTINI Game Performance Report, which is a monthly report on slot performance; and the Fifth Third-Fantini Distributed Gaming Report. Fantini Research also performs research services for gaming companies and investors. Visit the website at www.FantiniResearch.com.
For additional information, call Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at +1 302 730 3793 or email ADiem@FantiniResearch.com.

About Global Payments Gaming

Global Payments Gaming Solutions, a division of Global Payments, enables the world’s gaming entertainment leaders to create amazing consumer experiences and maximize spend across all of their physical and digital properties. Our complete suite of payment solutions enables safe, secure and trusted cash access at the cage, on the casino floor, or online. Learn more at www.GlobalPaymentsGaming.com.?

Partnership with Exacta Systems creates IGT growth opportunity, elevates gaming in Commonwealth

LONDON, Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it recently expanded its position in the growing historical horse racing (HHR) segment with the Company's first historical racing machine (HRM) deployments in Virginia. Through a distribution agreement with Exacta Systems, IGT is providing players at Peninsula Pacific Entertainment-owned gaming venues throughout Virginia with HRM-versions of their favorite IGT video slot themes such as Fortune Coin®, Solar Disc™ and Red Hot Tamales! ® on the Company's proven CrystalCurve® and CrystalDual® 27 cabinets.

"As the historical horse racing segment continues to grow across the U.S., Exacta Systems is thrilled to partner with leading content provider IGT to ensure that players have access to the highest caliber game content and cabinets in the market," said Jeremy Stein, Exacta Systems CEO. "The recent deployment of IGT's historical racing machines in Virginia introduces a compelling, casino-style entertainment experience that is new to the Commonwealth and will help drive growth for our customers."

"IGT's distribution agreement with Exacta Systems enables us to pursue exciting new growth opportunities like those offered in Virginia's expanding historical horse racing market," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "With IGT's performance-tested content and proven hardware portfolio, we can offer a steady stream of new HHR experiences that engage players and elevate the profile and success of the entire HHR gaming segment."

"Introducing IGT's exceptional HRM content and cabinets to our gaming venues throughout Virginia has been a welcomed addition to the quality of entertainment that we can offer our players," said Aaron GomesPeninsula Pacific Entertainment Chief Operating Officer. "As we look to drive growth and differentiate our offering, IGT's video slot-style HRM games captured our players' attention and brought some of the gaming industry's most popular slot themes to our gaming floor."

Virginia joins Kentucky as the second jurisdiction where IGT has deployed its HRMs.

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

Annual Recurring Revenue Per Unit is Estimated to be at least $2,000 per year.

HAMDEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 11, 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 an international convenience store operator. The company expects to deploy the BOHA! enterprise system to over 350 locations in support of the rollout of their fresh food offering, and will eventually expand into over 650 locations across the US and Canada.

“We are looking forward to supporting our new customer and growing with them as they scale to achieve their fresh food goals,” said Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and CEO of TransAct Technologies. “Our BOHA! solution is the perfect tool to reduce the time and cost required to meet FDA compliance with grab ‘n go food, and this win is a great example of TransAct’s ability to quickly implement and grow the BOHA! system to meet an operator’s current and future needs.”

The complete system deployment will include the BOHA! Terminal, BOHA! Labeling Software, proprietary BOHA! labels, and TransAct Care. TransAct estimates total annual recurring revenue per unit (“ARPU”) will be at least $2,000 per year, with one-time hardware revenue sales of at least $650 per location.

This international convenience store operator is also expected to test the BOHA! Inventory and BOHA! Food Prep software in order to reduce food waste and improve operating margins. The company expects to begin trials of the additional software in the second quarter of 2021.

BOHA! is the first single-vendor solution to combine applications for Food Safety Labeling, Temperature Monitoring of Food and Equipment, Inventory Management, Timers, Food Recalls, Checklists & Procedures, Equipment Service Management and Delivery Order Management 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 (February 9, 2021) – Fantini Research and Spectrum Gaming Group are delighted to welcome Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) as sponsor of Public Policy Insights, the leading series of video interviews addressing important, emerging issues affecting the US gaming industry.

“The heart of public policy in gaming is integrity. GLI is the industry leader in assuring integrity of products and services through its testing and certifications programs worldwide. Their participation with Public Policy Insights will help us all advance the cause of providing vital and timely information and understanding to industry leaders, regulators and legislators throughout the country,” Fantini Research CEO Frank Fantini said.

“We have long worked with GLI and its team of industry-leading professionals and having GLI’s support for this endeavor will go a long way toward advancing our collective goal of promoting best practices in public policy,” said Spectrum Managing Director Michael Pollock.

“In this changing time for gaming and the world, regulators, suppliers, and operators are exploring new platforms and technologies. GLI works hard to inform and advise on new gaming regulation and opportunities. We are proud to partner with Fantini Research and Spectrum Gaming Group to help bring the most current, valuable knowledge and data to policy-makers and to the gaming industry to help them navigate the future with confidence,” said Kevin Mullally, Vice President of Government Relations & General Counsel at GLI.

Public Policy Insights was launched by Fantini Research and Spectrum Gaming in January with a series of video interviews looking into the legislative and regulatory outlook for this year.

The videos can be viewed at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/public-policy-insights.html.


Public Policy Insights joins CEO Insights and Emerging Insights produced by Fantini Research. CEO Insights features industry leaders discussing the outlooks for their companies and for the gaming industry. Emerging insights features CEOs introducing emerging companies and discussing up and coming industry trends. These videos can be viewed at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html and https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/emerging-insights.html.

CEO Insights is sponsored by IGT and Emerging Insights is sponsored by Everi Holdings.

For a free trial to Fantini Research’s Public Policy Review, a weekly online publication providing a comprehensive summary and analysis of gaming legislation in all 50 states and Congress, and legal and regulatory issues in gaming, contact Stephanie Creech at SCreech@FantiniResearch.com.



About Fantini Research
Fantini Research publishes newsletters and provides research services for C-level executives, institutional investors and legal and regulatory professionals in the global gaming industry. The flagship product is the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, the industry’s standard source of comprehensive and timely news and analysis. Fantini’s Public Policy Review is the legal journal of the gaming industry providing news and analysis of legislative, legal and regulatory developments. It is published every Monday and with real-time bulletins as events happen. Other publications include the monthly Fantini’s National Revenue Report, a monthly compilation and analysis of US gaming revenues and trends; and, in partnership with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, the EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey, and the EILERS-FANTINI Game Performance Report, which is a monthly report on slot performance; and the Fifth Third-Fantini Distributed Gaming Report. Fantini Research also performs research services for gaming companies and investors. Visit the website at www.FantiniResearch.com.
For additional information, call Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at +1 302 730 3793 or email ADiem@FantiniResearch.com.

About Spectrum Gaming Group

Spectrum Gaming Group has consulted for gaming operators, regulators, and legislatures in 40 US states and territories and in 48 countries on six continents. Spectrum’s clients include 22 US state and territory governments, six national governments, 22 Native American entities, numerous gaming companies (national and international) of all sizes, suppliers, lotteries, financial institutions, developers, and other gaming-related entities. Spectrum also serves as Executive Director of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States. More information is available at www.SpectrumGaming.com.




About Gaming Laboratories International

Gaming Laboratories International, LLC is committed to delivering the highest quality land-based, lottery, and iGaming testing and assessment services around the world. GLI provides suppliers, operators, and regulators with expert guidance for navigating the future of gaming and ensuring gaming innovations meet regulatory standards with confidence. Since 1989, GLI has certified nearly two million items and has tested equipment for more than 480 jurisdictions. GLI has a global network of laboratory locations across six continents, with U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. GLI was named “Responsible Business of the Year” by Global Gaming Awards in 2019 for its social responsibility in charitable giving, diversity and inclusion, green initiatives, and responsible gaming support and education. For more information, visit gaminglabs.com.

FANTINI RESEARCH and SPECTRUM GAMING

PRESS RELEASE February 10, 2021


Public Policy Insights

Interviews with Public Policy Leaders in Gaming


MILLER BULLISH ON 2021

“Resilient and committed,” is how American Gaming Association CEO Bill Miller describes the current state of the gaming industry in his Public Policy Insights video interview with Frank Fantini.

Miller also discusses several positives moving forward, including new priorities involving gaming by the new Biden administration, increasing COVID vaccine distribution and progress on raising the federal tax withholding threshold on player slot win.

Also discussed are the AGA’s efforts to support business and convention travel in the wake of COVID.

See Miller’s interview at https://youtu.be/dxAb7YsfyOs.

Public Policy Insights is co-produced with Spectrum Gaming and sponsored by Gaming Laboratories International. The series of
one-on-one interviews with public policy leaders is focused on legislative and
regulatory issues facing the gaming industry.

All Public Policy Insights? are at
https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/public-policy-insights.html.

Previously released in the series are those with Michael Pollock, managing director of Spectrum Gaming, Laura Briggs, director of public policy at Fantini Research and NCLGS President and Nevada State Sen. Keith Pickard.


Other Insights series:

CEO Insights?, sponsored by IGT:
https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html

Emerging Insights?, sponsored by Everi Holdings:
https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/emerging-insights.html


Questions about any of the video series can be addressed to Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com or at +1 302 730 3793.

GAN delivers uninterrupted technical performance with over 14 million bets processed on the day of Super Bowl LV and secures $3 million patent license revenue.

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 and online sports betting industries, today announced that it delivered an all-time record 14.6 million settled online bets the day of Super Bowl LV, up 186% vs. last year’s event. Additionally, the Company reached an agreement with current customer Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, Inc., trading as ‘Parx Casino’ ("Parx Casino" or "the Client"), to license GAN’s patented iBridge integration framework for 10 years.

Reflecting the strength and value of GAN’s intellectual property ("IP"), the agreement calls for Parx Casino to pay a total licensing fee of $3 million and implies a patent license of roughly $75 per reward card, validating a ‘per unit’ value of the patent. GAN has also agreed to amend its existing contract with Parx Casino, and will release the Client from exclusivity moving forward.

Dermot Smurfit, Chief Executive Officer of GAN commented: "GAN delivered uninterrupted performance for all our U.S. clients during Super Bowl LV, just as we did last year and the year before that. Yesterday, we experienced record all-time transaction volumes before, during and after the Super Bowl and look forward to leveraging the experience, technical data and knowhow to prepare for next year’s technical onslaught which we expect will see Super Bowl betting on GAN’s Platform taking place across perhaps more than a dozen States simultaneously. We’ve started the year with strong business and financial momentum and this patent licensing deal further validates our industry leading IP and sets a new bar for its value per reward card. Since we deployed our patented functionality in the U.S. for online gaming, those online customers who have linked their retail gaming loyalty cards to their counterpart online gambling accounts have generated in excess of 160% more Gross Gaming Revenue (online casino) and 140% more Gross Sports Win (from online sports betting) as compared to those customers who have not linked a loyalty card to their online gambling account. These results demonstrate not only the direct value of our technology and IP, but also the ‘stickiness’ of GAN’s platform to our customers."

United States Reward Card Opportunity

There are a reported 80 million unique American adults who regularly frequent casinos for retail gaming and who together possess 150 million individual Reward cards offered by more than 1,000 retail casino gaming properties located in 48 States. Certain major U.S. casino operator groups have tens of millions of card-carrying retail gaming patrons within their casino patron databases. These patron databases are frequently cited as a competitive advantage supporting the same retail casino operators’ launch of internet sports betting and/or casino gaming.

Dermot Smurfit concluded: "This is the second time GAN has licensed its patented iBridge Framework on a standalone basis and we believe the opportunity to leverage our intellectual property here in the U.S. remains large. We continue to be engaged in numerous conversations with both large and small casino-operators to partner with GAN in order to seamlessly connect their loyal reward-card carrying customers to their various online offerings. As a result, we believe we are on track to license our iBridge patent to additional U.S. casino operator groups in 2021 and throughout the patent’s remaining 13-year duration, which should help us drive long-term value for our shareholders."

Novomatic’s Interactive division, Greentube, is making an ambitious move into the esports segment, an industry that has been overflowing with developments in 2020. To this end, Greentube has acquired HERO, a blockchain-powered esports betting provider which will allow the company to unfold its offer in the new vertical.

Unlike other esports betting experiences, HERO wants to eliminate the middleman and allow participants to create their own contests and vie against one another over the outcome of games. In a way HERO is no different in concept than Betfair, a popular sport betting exchange and a disruptor. With a strong recruitment drive planned for 2021, Greentube is looking to capitalize on esports this year.

To this end, HERO has developed a proprietary platform and the HEROcoin blockchain token, which enables on-platform contests shaped by consenting esports enthusiasts. This adds to the transparency and reliability of the offer, argues HERO.

Greentube has made its decision based on raw data and future prospects for the project, with HERO now enjoying over 300,000 active players. An added benefit to the offer is the underpinning HEROnetwork which allows the company to develop various pools, betting and fantasy options, and even poker systems.

Exploring New Opportunities in Esports


By agreeing to this purchase, Greentube is also stepping in an ambitious new vertical in which it has not been hitherto represented. This has elicited strong and positive reactions from the executives both at HERO and Greentube.

For his part, Greentube CFO Michael Bauer is happy with the latest acquisition, allowing the company to grow and add an innovative product, even if Greentube is now operating in what he described as “uncharted territories.”

Yet, the potential of esports is there. “We are excited to explore the possibilities that lie ahead together with HERO,” Bauer added. HERO CEO Paul Polterauer argues that the platform he has helped create upends what is known for the esports trend and busts the myth that “the house always wins.”

“Being acquired by such a renowned company as Greentube is a huge testament to the hard work we have put into developing and evolving our products. Together with Greentube, we will be able to reach new heights,” Polterauer said.

According to HERO CTO Philip Peinsold, HERO steps in an industry that needs a little more transparency and clarification. HERO’s objective is to break away with traditional betting systems, said Peinsold, and to revolutionize the market.

Greentube is a fitting partner, explained Peinsold, as the company is committed to a future where innovation drives decisions. “Together, we will continue to evolve our products and offer players something different,” Peinsold concluded.

Gaming and betting companies have shown considerable interest in the burgeoning esports segment. Polish sportsbook STS has launched a new esports campaign to consolidate its footprint in the country and growing esports vertical and Luckbox has continued its recruitment push.

Meanwhile, esports continues to grow and more traditional sportsbooks are making overtures into the competitive video gaming space.

New York, February 8, 2021 – Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) today provided an update on growth trends and recent business developments in its online operations, comprised of its leading global slot and virtual sports content licensed to online operators.

During 2020, aggregate revenue from all of Inspired’s online businesses rose from £1.2 million in January to £3.1 million in December ($1.7 million to $4.3 million)[1], a two-and-a-half-fold increase. Inspired’s growth in casino and virtual sports online outpaced the general market, even while the general market for online games grew significantly during 2020.

Much of Inspired’s growth in 2020 came from its existing customer base in Europe, reflecting the growing migration of end users to online platforms, an increase in the volume and popularity of the Company’s new proprietary content, significantly improved game quality, strong account management and the launch of Virtual Plug & Play™ (“VPP”), Inspired’s complete end-to-end online and mobile all-in-one virtual offering. Additionally, Inspired launched with over 50 new online customers throughout the UK, New Jersey, Canada, Greece, Mexico, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, Italy and Sweden and further expanded its base of interactive aggregators.

Between January 2020 and December 2020, Inspired’s peak level of casino game play increased from 8,000 plays per minute to over 22,000 plays per minute, reflecting the scalability of Inspired’s technology platform to accommodate significant increases in volumes. Inspired expects these growth trends, both in the general market and with respect to its business, to continue in 2021 through further jurisdictional expansion, new commercial agreements and continued strong product development across both casino and virtual sports online. Given the scalable nature of Inspired’s online business, it is expected that any growth in this business will lead to increasing operating margins over time.

Jurisdictional Expansion

Inspired entered the North American marketplace at the end of 2018 and experienced accelerating growth during 2020. Inspired’s business is expected to benefit from an increased presence in a number of key jurisdictions.

Success in New Jersey - Inspired has expanded its presence to now include over half of the New Jersey operators as revenue-generating customers. Given the performance of our content in the market, a number of additional customers intend to launch our VPP product in the near future.


New Supplier License in Michigan - Inspired was granted a provisional license to supply its online games by the Michigan Gaming Control Board in January 2021. Michigan has launched play and, with a population of approximately 10 million people, remains a focus iGaming market for Inspired. Building on a foundation of commitments from multiple online casino operators, Inspired’s remote gaming server (“RGS”) platform is expected to launch in early 2021 with 12 slot titles and to add to this continuously going forward.


New Supplier License in West Virginia - Inspired was granted a supplier license from the West Virginia Lottery Commission in November 2020 and has commitments to distribute its content later in 2021.


Recent Customer Developments

Inspired has agreements with most of the major online operators and aggregators and continues to seek to expand its distribution channels and brand awareness in North America and beyond by making its casino and virtual sports online content available through these operators and aggregators.

Expanded Framework Agreement with Entain - In January 2021, Inspired entered into a new long-term agreement with Entain plc (LSE: ENT) for the provision of virtual sports across Entain’s brands. Entain is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, using some of the industry’s most iconic brands such as Ladbrokes, Coral, BetMGM, bwin, Sportingbet, Eurobet, partypoker, partycasino, Gala and Foxy Bingo. This agreement is incremental to Inspired’s existing contract for online casino content and represents a significant extension in scope and duration to the existing arrangements.
Expanded Arrangement with Snaitech in Italy - In January 2021, Inspired entered into a new virtual sports agreement with SNAITECH in Italy. This agreement expands upon the companies’ existing partnership and provides for the launch of virtual sports on SNAITECH’s sports betting app and an additional seven virtuals products in 2021, giving SNAITECH the largest suite of virtuals in Italy. Inspired also supplies Interactive content to SNAITECH, a subsidiary of Playtech (LSE: PTEC), which offers sport and horse race betting, virtual sports, video lottery, slots, both online and mobile, esports and pari-mutuel in retail and online.

Launch with Stoiximan and OPAP in Greece – Adding to its successful Greek online business, which includes Novibet, Inspired’s Interactive content launched with Stoiximan and OPAP in the second half of 2020, with scheduled online virtuals expected to launch in 2021. Stoiximan is a leading Greek online gaming site owned by OPAP S.A. Inspired’s games have consistently been among the top performers in the retail marketplace in Greece and these online launches bring Inspired’s best-in-class slot and virtual sports content directly to customers both online and in mobile. Greece has been a standout region for Inspired’s online growth in 2020 and creating content for this market is a key strategic objective for Inspired in 2021.


Product Development

Inspired has utilized its industry-leading portfolio of in-house produced virtual sports and slot content to create a diverse portfolio of high-performing HTML5 games for both online and mobile players. In the past year, the Company has seen an approximate 50% increase in new slot title introductions and the launch of a new online virtual sportsbook and several virtual sports variants.


More Online Slot Introductions - In 2020, the Company introduced 31 new Interactive slot games versus 20 in 2019. In 2021, Inspired expects to release up to an additional 40 games into its existing library of over 100 games. Players want to play in innovative new ways and many of these new games will be custom built to suit players in specific markets, such as North America and Greece. In addition to increasing the cadence of game development, the Company believes it has successfully improved game quality while delivering additional proprietary content to operators as it continues to seek to increase exposure, improve game positioning and improve customer relationships.
Inspired’s Complete End-to-End Virtual Sports Offering Rolling Out - Inspired launched its proprietary VPP platform in 2020 and has completed integrations with each of the leading RGS platforms including Scientific Games, Playtech, SBTech, Pariplay and iForium. VPP is simple, quick to install and customizable, making Inspired’s multi-award-winning virtual sports available with no sportsbook integration. This first launched with Misli, Turkey’s fastest growing gaming website, and has seen stellar results. A larger rollout is expected throughout 2021.


Additional Best-in-Class Virtuals Content - As a pioneer in virtual sports, Inspired continuously rolls out new variants of existing games, including Matchday Soccer™, Basketball, US Horses and NFL Alumni™ (“NFLA”) football. Several additional variants are expected to be introduced during 2021, including specific games and betting structures tailored to the North American market, where Inspired intends to produce best-in-class content as they do throughout Europe.

“We are very pleased to see our Online business continue its impressive revenue growth trajectory,” said Lorne Weil, Executive Chairman of Inspired. “Online gaming is a multi-billion dollar, high-growth segment and we believe we have barely scratched the surface with our casino and virtual sports products. With the growing popularity of our content, increased brand awareness and rapid speed to market, we are confident we are well-positioned to capitalize on this opportunity. Going forward, we expect the online operations to make up a larger part of our business and we are excited for the future as we seek to grow further through jurisdictional expansion, new commercial agreements and product development.”


About Inspired Entertainment, Inc.

Inspired offers an expanding portfolio of content, technology, hardware and services for regulated gaming, betting, lottery, social and leisure operators across retail and mobile channels around the world. The Company’s gaming, virtual sports, interactive and leisure products appeal to a wide variety of players, creating new opportunities for operators to grow their revenue. The Company operates in approximately 35 jurisdictions worldwide, supplying gaming systems with associated terminals and content for more than 50,000 gaming machines located in betting shops, pubs, gaming halls and other route operations; virtual sports products through more than 44,000 retail channels; digital games for 100+ websites; and a variety of amusement entertainment solutions with a total installed base of more than 19,000 devices. Additional information can be found at www.inseinc.com.


Forward Looking Statements


This news release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “estimate,” “plan,” “will,” “would” and “project” and other similar expressions that indicate future events or trends or are not statements of historical matters. These statements are based on Inspired’s management’s current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events.


Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside of Inspired’s control and all of which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Inspired’s views as of any subsequent date, and Inspired does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. You are advised to review carefully the “Risk Factors” section of Inspired’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 and in Inspired’s subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, which are available, free of charge, on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

[1] Financials are unaudited and assume an FX exchange rate of 1.37 as of February 5, 2021 for each of January and December 2020. 


Contact:

For Investors
Aimee Remey
aimee.remey@inseinc.com
+1 646 565-6938

For Press and Sales
inspiredsales@inseinc.com

eTouchMenu is thrilled to announce that Lagunitas Brewing Company, the brewery responsible for the #1 selling IPA in the world, re-opened for outdoor dining at its Petaluma, CA location using the ScanNOrder contactless ordering and contactless payment product. Their customers can safely view the menu, order, and pay using simply using their smartphone.
NEWS RELEASE - February 9, 2021

Fantini Research and Spectrum Gaming Group are delighted to welcome Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) as sponsor of Public Policy Insights, the leading series of video interviews addressing important, emerging issues affecting the US gaming industry.

“The heart of public policy in gaming is integrity. GLI is the industry leader in assuring integrity of products and services through its testing and certifications programs worldwide. Their participation with Public Policy Insights will help us all advance the cause of providing vital and timely information and understanding to industry leaders, regulators and legislators throughout the country,” Fantini Research CEO Frank Fantini said.

“We have long worked with GLI and its team of industry-leading professionals and having GLI’s support for this endeavor will go a long way toward advancing our collective goal of promoting best practices in public policy,” said Spectrum Managing Director Michael Pollock.

“In this changing time for gaming and the world, regulators, suppliers, and operators are exploring new platforms and technologies. GLI works hard to inform and advise on new gaming regulation and opportunities. We are proud to partner with Fantini Research and Spectrum Gaming Group to help bring the most current, valuable knowledge and data to policy-makers and to the gaming industry to help them navigate the future with confidence,” said Kevin Mullally, Vice President of Government Relations & General Counsel at GLI.

Public Policy Insights was launched by Fantini Research and Spectrum Gaming in January with a series of video interviews looking into the legislative and regulatory outlook for this year.

The videos can be viewed at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/public-policy-insights.html.


Public Policy Insights joins CEO Insights and Emerging Insights produced by Fantini Research. CEO Insights features industry leaders discussing the outlooks for their companies and for the gaming industry. Emerging insights features CEOs introducing emerging companies and discussing up and coming industry trends. These videos can be viewed at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html and https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/emerging-insights.html.

CEO Insights is sponsored by IGT and Emerging Insights is sponsored by Everi Holdings.

For a free trial to Fantini Research’s Public Policy Review, a weekly online publication providing a comprehensive summary and analysis of gaming legislation in all 50 states and Congress, and legal and regulatory issues in gaming, contact Stephanie Creech at SCreech@FantiniResearch.com.



About Fantini Research
Fantini Research publishes newsletters and provides research services for C-level executives, institutional investors and legal and regulatory professionals in the global gaming industry. The flagship product is the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, the industry’s standard source of comprehensive and timely news and analysis. Fantini’s Public Policy Review is the legal journal of the gaming industry providing news and analysis of legislative, legal and regulatory developments. It is published every Monday and with real-time bulletins as events happen. Other publications include the monthly Fantini’s National Revenue Report, a monthly compilation and analysis of US gaming revenues and trends; and, in partnership with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, the EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey, and the EILERS-FANTINI Game Performance Report, which is a monthly report on slot performance; and the Fifth Third-Fantini Distributed Gaming Report. Fantini Research also performs research services for gaming companies and investors. Visit the website at www.FantiniResearch.com.
For additional information, call Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at +1 302 730 3793 or email ADiem@FantiniResearch.com.

About Spectrum Gaming Group

Spectrum Gaming Group has consulted for gaming operators, regulators, and legislatures in 40 US states and territories and in 48 countries on six continents. Spectrum’s clients include 22 US state and territory governments, six national governments, 22 Native American entities, numerous gaming companies (national and international) of all sizes, suppliers, lotteries, financial institutions, developers, and other gaming-related entities. Spectrum also serves as Executive Director of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States. More information is available at www.SpectrumGaming.com.




About Gaming Laboratories International

Gaming Laboratories International, LLC is committed to delivering the highest quality land-based, lottery, and iGaming testing and assessment services around the world. GLI provides suppliers, operators, and regulators with expert guidance for navigating the future of gaming and ensuring gaming innovations meet regulatory standards with confidence. Since 1989, GLI has certified nearly two million items and has tested equipment for more than 480 jurisdictions. GLI has a global network of laboratory locations across six continents, with U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. GLI was named “Responsible Business of the Year” by Global Gaming Awards in 2019 for its social responsibility in charitable giving, diversity and inclusion, green initiatives, and responsible gaming support and education. For more information, visit gaminglabs.com.

Monday, 8th February 2021 – Inspired Entertainment, Inc (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) is pleased to announce the launch of Temple of Light™, a traditional adventure-themed, five-reel slot game, available online and on mobile.

 

Revelling in mystery and ancient quests, Temple of Light features 20-lines paying left-to-right. Set to illuminate players with its vibrant graphics and immersive soundtrack, Temple of Light creates the perfect atmosphere for a quest-filled adventure of bonuses and big wins.

 

The base game features two ancient statues, one of which can become active at random on any spin. The left statue creates Multiplier Wilds while the right statue creates Expanding Wilds, each of which light up when active, adding an extra layer of visual excitement to the gameplay. Three bonus symbols trigger the bonus round, where the player can choose a bonus to suit them, 12 standard free spins or 3-6 super spins – the choice is theirs.

 

Claire Osborne, VP Interactive at Inspired said: “With its vivid and eye-catching graphics and adventure-themed imagery, Temple of Light and its player choice bonus round will thrill players while the base game with its random multipliers and expanding wilds will keep players invigorated and highly entertained throughout. It makes a fantastic addition to our growing portfolio of highly engaging games content.”

 

Temple of Light has a return to player (RTP) rate of 95.51%, offering players a good chance of big bonuses and big cash prizes.

Golden Entertainment, Inc. and Marker Trax™ will introduce “Quick Play” to Golden Entertainment’s casinos and taverns, bringing the convenience of cashless advances to players through the innovative technology of Marker Trax.

Quick Play will debut at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, located at 740 S. Decatur Blvd., and will roll out at Golden Entertainment’s other casinos and taverns soon thereafter. Players will be able to use Quick Play and easily access advances electronically. Quick Play is powered by Marker Trax technology which interfaces with Konami Gaming, Inc.’s award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system to seamlessly issue, record, manage, and track players’ cashless advances and electronic balances.

“Marker Trax and Konami have created pioneering technology that are bringing our exclusive Quick Play program to market,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Golden Entertainment, Inc., Steve Arcana. “Quick Play will improve the player experience by allowing our casinos and taverns to issue cashless advances quickly and conveniently.”

Guests will be able to sign up for Quick Play either online or through an app and access their advance balance from the comfort of any gaming device at Golden’s properties. The advance will then be available as players play different machines through Golden Entertainment’s loyalty program, True Rewards.

“We are thrilled to partner with Golden Entertainment, leaders in the gaming industry, to introduce the Quick Play system utilizing the Marker Trax technology,” said Charlie Skinner, chief operating officer at Marker Trax. “This customized platform was developed to support the Company’s mission to enhance the player experience.”

“Golden Entertainment has long prioritized guest experience and convenience, which is clearly seen here through its leadership with Quick Play’s launch,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “The organization is leveraging top cashless technology available through Marker Trax and SYNKROS, to ultimately benefit players across its portfolio.”

Quick Play is only one of the many new benefits of True Rewards. Free to join for anyone 21 years of age and older, True Rewards provides insider access to earn and redeem points at 140+ locations that offer world-class experiences at a premium value. Current members can sign up for Quick Play using their True Rewards account and new members can sign up at any Golden Entertainment casino or PT’s Tavern.

Fantini Emerging Insights

A Series of One-On-One Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders

PRESS RELEASE February 3, 2021

TODAY’S INSIGHTS FEATURES MOTI MALUL, CEO OF NEOGAMES

NeoGames CEO Moti Malul discusses the fast-growing US iLottery market and his recently public company capitalizing on the phenomenon.

His interview can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwgrR2sDh8g&feature=youtu.be.



Previous videos in the Emerging Insights series feature:

Eclipse Gaming - Tim Minard, Galaxy Gaming - Todd Cravens,
Entercom - O David Field, Tekkorp Digital Acquisition Company - Matt Davey,
Axes Network - Earle Hall, Canterbury Park - Randy Sampson,
GoodGamer – Charlo Barbosa, and Kent Young – Spin Games

All of these can be viewed at
https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/emerging-insights.html



Questions about the series can be addressed to Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com or at +1 302 730 3793.

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming products, financial technology and player loyalty solutions, today announced that it successfully completed the repricing of its $735.5 million First Lien Term Loan under its Credit Agreement as amended February 2, 2021 (the “Credit Agreement”).

Under the amended Credit Agreement, the LIBOR and Base Rate floor components of the interest rate applicable to the First Lien Term Loan were reduced by 25 basis points to 0.75% from 1.00% and to 1.75% from 2.00%, respectively. The LIBOR and Base Rate margins applicable to the First Lien Term Loan remain unchanged at 2.75% and 1.75%, respectively. The amended Credit Agreement includes six months of 101 soft call protection. The maturity of the First Lien Term Loan remains May 9, 2024, and no changes were made to the financial covenants or other debt repayment terms.

Jefferies acted as advisor and sole lead arranger for this amendment to the Credit Amendment.

“This repricing of our First Lien Term Loan reflects the tremendous progress we are achieving with strengthening our operating results,” said Mark Labay, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Everi. “At current rates and with our existing balance on the First Lien Term Loan outstanding, the 25-basis-point reduction in our LIBOR floor is expected to generate cash interest rate savings of $1.8 million on an annualized basis. This repricing provides another important improvement to our capital structure following similar activities over the past few years that have significantly lowered the weighted average interest rate on our outstanding debt obligations. These savings improve our ability to generate Higher Free Cash Flow in future periods, providing opportunities for incremental deleveraging and the creation of new value for our shareholders.”

Monday, 1st February 2021 – Inspired Entertainment, Inc (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) is pleased to announce the launch of Stacked Valentine Hearts™, a Valentine’s Day-themed slot game, available online and on mobile.

Celebrating all things love, Stacked Valentine Hearts is a 5X4 reel, 40-line slot game, offering players an entertaining igaming experience including wilds, mega bonuses and huge potential wins.

With its straight-forward and seamless interface, Stacked Valentine Hearts features a Free Spins bonus round. Players who enter; are awarded with eight Free Spins featuring the four highest paying symbols: Wild, double red hearts, double purple hearts and the double orange iridescent hearts struck with Cupid’s arrow.

Claire Osborne, VP Interactive at Inspired said: “Stacked Valentine Hearts is a vibrant and cheerful game set to uplift people’s spirits and get them in the mood for love. Emulating the gameplay of Gold Cash Free Spins™, one of our most popular and highest-performing games of 2020, this game delivers bags of enjoyment and rewards. Its robust mechanics, colourful icons and seasonal theme will have players engaged and highly entertained throughout the season of romance and beyond.”

Stacked Valentine Hearts, with its vibrant and enchanting love symbols has a return to player (RTP) rate of 95%, offering players a good chance of big bonuses and big cash prizes.

Head over to Inspired’s website to sample Stacked Valentine Hearts here: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games/stacked-valentine-hearts/

For all of Inspired’s other online and mobile games, head here: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games

Ongoing Adoption of GAN Simulated Gaming Software a Testament to the Company’s Tailored Solutions and Platform

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 and online sports betting industries, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with the Seneca Gaming Corporation (“SGC” or “Client”) to provide Simulated Gaming solutions to SGC patrons across all properties on both desktop and mobile. The unique solution is powered by GAN’s core Simulated Gaming software and provides meaningful marketing, brand building and revenue opportunities for both operators and GAN.

“GAN’s ability to develop a customized solution from the bottom-up made them the right partner to help elevate our simulated gaming platform. We are pleased to have a trusted partner like GAN and look forward to relaunching this exciting play-for-fun experience for our loyal players in the near future.”

Seneca Gaming Corporation operates three casinos in New York on behalf of the Seneca Nation of Indians: Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca. GAN was selected to develop a custom solution to replace SGC’s former simulated gaming solution, in order to bring a more robust experience to their New York players. As a result, GAN will rebrand SGC’s social play-for-fun offering for both desktop and mobile, and supply both marketing and customer services for the platform’s users. GAN will be also providing marketing services which includes acquisition and retention marketing as part of its holistic services and solutions.

Jeff Berman, Chief Commercial Officer of GAN, commented:

“We are very excited about the continued adoption of our Simulated Gaming software and eager to work in close concert with Seneca Gaming Corporation to further enhance the user experience for their players. This partnership and integration of GAN’s software will allow SGC to develop more meaningful and actionable player insights to drive new marketing and revenue opportunities.”

Kevin Nephew, President & CEO of Seneca Gaming Corporation, commented:

“GAN’s ability to develop a customized solution from the bottom-up made them the right partner to help elevate our simulated gaming platform. We are pleased to have a trusted partner like GAN and look forward to relaunching this exciting play-for-fun experience for our loyal players in the near future.”

Seneca Gaming Corporation is the premier gaming and entertainment provider in Western New York. Across the company’s three world-class facilities, guests can enjoy more than 5,400 slot machines, 140 table games, over 1,000 deluxe guest rooms and suites, luxurious spas and salons, award-winning fine dining, high-end retail outlets, and the award-winning Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course.

IGT PlayDigital PlayLottery Content Will Include the Company's Patented Cash Pop Draw Game

LONDON, Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a four-year contract extension with the Kentucky Lottery Corporation to continue providing its iLottery platform and mobile app, and add engaging new IGT PlayLottery content to the Lottery's existing digital games portfolio.

IGT PlayDigital will install its PlayRGS (remote game server) digital game delivery technology allowing the Lottery to expand its portfolio of Instant Play games with new game features and promotional capabilities. IGT will also add the Lottery's daily Pick 3 and Pick 4 draw games to Kentucky's iLottery lineup, as well as IGT's patented Cash Pop™ game. Cash Pop is IGT's exclusive draw-based game that gives players the ability to strategize their wager and create their own personalized experience every time they play.

"For more than 30 years, IGT has continuously helped modernize the Kentucky Lottery's offerings to ensure they suit the ever-changing player needs and market opportunities," said Mary Harville, Kentucky Lottery President and CEO. "When we first introduced iLottery games with IGT in 2016, we offered three draw games and five instant play games. Extending our contract with IGT allows us to grow our portfolio to offer a total of eight draw games, including three new ones to the digital space, and more than a hundred compelling instant play games that will entertain players and contribute to the Lottery's record-breaking annual sales growth."

"Now more than ever, lotteries are looking to evolve the traditional lottery player experience through the introduction of iLottery play, and IGT is excited to help the Kentucky Lottery benefit from the evolution of its digital games portfolio," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "The Kentucky Lottery was at the forefront of this initiative, and we look forward to bringing additional innovative draw games, like Cash Pop, and engaging PlayLottery instant play themes to the Lottery's players."

In addition to new games and the digital platform, IGT will provide performance analytics to recommend and identify specific opportunities for iLottery growth. IGT will also provide continued system, software and marketing support for the iLottery program.

The Kentucky Lottery has been a customer of IGT's since the Lottery's inception in 1989. In 2016, IGT began providing its PlayLottery products and solutions for the Lottery, and in early 2020, the Lottery executed a two-year iLottery extension with IGT. The latest amendment extends IGT's contract for another four years through July 2026. In addition to iLottery, IGT provides the traditional draw-based lottery system and retail lottery products, as well as operations, hotline, field services and marketing support.

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

A Service of One-On-One Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders

PRESS RELEASE of January 28, 2021                              

TODAY’S VIDEO FEATURES KENT YOUNG

            SPIN GAMES CEO Kent Young is bullish on iGaming in North America for the industry and his company as more markets open.

            Young discusses his short and long-term expectations predicting that North America will be the largest iGaming and sports betting market in the next 10 years. 

         Young’s interview: https://youtu.be/N1drzadD9Cs.

Previous videos in the Emerging Insights series, sponsored by Everi, feature CEOs from:

Eclipse Gaming - Tim Minard, Galaxy Gaming - Todd Cravens, Entercom - O David Field, Tekkorp Digital Acquisition Company - Matt Davey, Axes Network - Earle Hall, Canterbury Park - Randy Sampson, and GoodGamer - Charlo Barbosa.

 

This is an ongoing service and more videos will be posted throughout the year.

All of the Emerging Insights videos can be viewed at

https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/emerging-insights.html

          

Of Interest from Fantini’s Other Insights Series:

PUBLIC POLICY INSIGHTS, sponsored by GLI

NCLGS President and Nevada State Sen. Keith Pickard looks to sports betting, broadened lottery operations and tribal gaming expansion as likely topics of debate across state legislatures in 2021. https://youtu.be/5i87X0zmAy4.

 

CEO INSIGHTS, sponsored by IGT

Interblock CEO John Connelly discusses increased demand for its Stadium product post-COVID. https://youtu.be/LJRl6uwMkws

 

For more information on the CEO, Emerging or Public Policy Insights, contact Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com or +1 302 730 3793.

For information on the Cavalcade of Innovation, contact Dee Wild-Shyver at DWild@FantiniResearch.com or +1 302 730 3793.

Inspired to provide the largest suite of Virtuals in Italy

New York, January 27, 2020 – Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) announced today it has entered into a new agreement with SNAITECH in Italy to provide Virtual Sports both online and in retail venues. SNAITECH, a subsidiary of Playtech (LSE: PTEC), offers sport and horse race betting, virtual sports, video lottery, slots, both online and mobile, esports and pari-mutuel with a retail betting network comprised of over 1,500 points of sale located throughout Italy. This new contract expands the scale and scope of the Company’s relationship and includes the launch of Virtual Sports on SNAITECH’s sports betting app and an additional seven Virtuals products in 2021, including Matchday Ultra™, Penalties™ and Marble Racing™.

“Inspired and SNAITECH have been collaborating closely for the past seven years through a successful partnership which has made Inspired the largest Virtual Sports supplier in Italy since the initial launch in 2013,” said Brooks Pierce, President and COO of Inspired. “This contract defines new terms and expands the game library for players to enjoy, which should optimize performance.”

“2020 has been a tough year for retail revenues across the board but the launch of Virtuals on SNAITECH’s sports betting app in 2020 has multiplied the Virtuals revenues on the online channel by five times,” comments Fabio Schiavolin, CEO at Snaitech. “We are very pleased with this performance and excited to boast the largest suite of new games ever released since the original launch.”

Inspired’s award-winning Virtual Sports are popular worldwide, appealing to a wide variety of players through more than 40,000 retail channels and 100+ websites in 35 countries. Trailers and demos of the latest Virtual Sports offerings are available at www.inseinc.com/virtuals/.


About Inspired Entertainment, Inc.

Inspired offers an expanding portfolio of content, technology, hardware and services for regulated gaming, betting, lottery, social and leisure operators across retail and mobile channels around the world. The Company’s gaming, virtual sports, interactive and leisure products appeal to a wide variety of players, creating new opportunities for operators to grow their revenue. The Company operates in approximately 35 jurisdictions worldwide, supplying gaming systems with associated terminals and content for more than 50,000 gaming machines located in betting shops, pubs, gaming halls and other route operations; virtual sports products through more than 44,000 retail channels; digital games for 100+ websites; and a variety of amusement entertainment solutions with a total installed base of more than 19,000 devices. Additional information can be found at www.inseinc.com.


About Snaitech

SNAITECH is one of the leading concessionaries in Italy in the gaming and betting sectors. Founded through the integration between Snai Spa and the Cogetech group companies in late 2015. From this integration, with a fundamental strategical value both from a financial and business point of view, a new reality was born, thanks to the expertise, the resources and the dimensions required to compete in Italy and around the world at maximum levels.

It is one of the most important concessionaries for the management of the authorized games in Italy. Thanks to its multichannel technology offers sport and horse racing betting, virtual sports, videolottery, new slot, both online and mobile (poker, skill games, casino games, bingo), esports and pari-mutuel, through its point of sales network and online.

Players across North America are going crazy for Aristocrat’s new Class III gaming sensation, Crazy Rich Asians™ slot game. The game is housed exclusively on the new and groundbreaking Neptune™ Double™ cabinet.
 
With Crazy Rich Asians, operators can bring the box office hit to casino floors with the incredible fun of Aristocrat’s innovative Cash-on-Reels mechanics.


 
Crazy Rich Asians brings new excitement to the floor with the innovative Double Up, Triple Up, Quadruple Up left-to-right pays Cash-on-Reels mechanic. Additionally, Crazy Rich Asians puts the control in players’ hands with player-selectable volatility, meaning players of all types – from casual to core – will enjoy the game.
 
Crazy Rich Asians is a ReelPower™ game with medium volatility. Bonus features include Crazy Fortune, which awards Cash-on-Reels prizes on three or more reels from left-to-right; the Crazy Fortune Boost feature adds more Cash-on-Reel symbols for increased Crazy Fortune frequency; Wheel Feature offers the potential to win multiple spins of the Wheel. Awards Jackpots with possible multiplier up to 4x; and in Metamorphic Jackpot, players match 3 Pick’em for a guaranteed jackpot that may be multiplied up to 4x. An SSP grand jackpot resets at $5,000.
 
The Neptune Double is supercharged with stacked, curved 49-inch monitors, 4K graphics, expansive virtual button deck, and all-new custom-designed and adjustable sound chair. Ergonomics reach new heights with the Neptune Double. For example, meticulous design resulted in a perfect screen angle, so the player can look straight up and see the top progressive meter.
 
CRAZY RICH ASIANS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s20).
 
For more information about Crazy Rich Asians, contact your Aristocrat representative today.
FanDuel Group and IGT continue nationwide partnership with IGT PlaySports deployment in Virginia as State introduces legalized sports betting

LONDON, Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its PlaySports platform is powering FanDuel Group's recently launched FanDuel Sportsbook mobile app in Virginia. IGT and FanDuel Group have teamed up to deliver industry-leading sports betting in twelve U.S. states, including nine where players can enjoy the IGT PlaySports-powered FanDuel Sportsbook mobile app.

"We are excited to continue to grow our geographical and operational footprint with the launch of legal sports betting in the Commonwealth of Virginia late last week," said Niall Connell, Senior Vice President, General Manager FanDuel Sportsbook. "These are complex launches with individualized state-by-state requirements that require experienced partners like IGT."

"We are proud of the role IGT has played in helping FanDuel Group build the player-preferred sports betting solution in the U.S. market," said Enrico Drago IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "The IGT PlaySports platform is aiding FanDuel as it scales new market opportunities such as its recent launch in Virginia and enabling FanDuel to deliver its multi-state sports betting enterprise."

Since 2018, IGT has been a platform provider for several FanDuel Sportsbooks across the U.S., including the nation's largest volume retail sportsbook in the U.S. -- Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment in East Rutherford, N.J. In August 2020, IGT and FanDuel Group announced a multi-year agreement naming IGT FanDuel Group's exclusive retail platform provider for the entire U.S. market and a principal iGaming content supplier. Virginia joins New Jersey, Tennessee, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa as states where players can enjoy IGT PlaySports-powered FanDuel Sportsbook apps.

IGT PlaySports technology and PlayCasino games help fuel FanDuel Group's sports betting and iGaming expansion in Michigan

LONDONJan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its PlaySports platform is powering the recently launched FanDuel Sportsbook mobile app in Michigan, the latest U.S. state to introduce regulated online sports betting and iGaming. In addition, proven IGT PlayDigital PlayCasino games such as Fortune Coin®, Cleopatra®, Game King® and IGT Blackjack can now be enjoyed by online players throughout Michigan via FanDuel Casino. These deployments complement the state-of-the-art FanDuel Sportsbook at MotorCity Casino in Detroit that opened in March 2020.

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"IGT's PlaySports technology and experienced team have helped FanDuel Group continue to grow in the U.S. and maintain its position as America's #1 Sportsbook," said Niall Connell, Senior Vice President, General Manager FanDuel Sportsbook. "With the launch of FanDuel Sportsbook app in Michigan, sports fans throughout the State have added choice and convenience for when and where they engage with their favorite sports teams and online casino games."

 

"Aiding FanDuel Group's expansion in Michigan via our proven PlaySports platform and entertaining PlayCasino games that span slots, video poker and table games is an exciting start to 2021 and another key achievement in the IGT-FanDuel relationship," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "Michigan is projected to be one of the most lively sports betting and iGaming markets in the U.S. and our retail and mobile PlaySports technology and world-renowned PlayCasino games will enable FanDuel Group to scale its offering for the opportunities of today and the future."

This PlaySports platform deployment in Michigan marks the ninth state where IGT and FanDuel Group have teamed up to deliver best-in-class mobile sports betting, the sixth state where the companies have partnered in delivering an omnichannel sports betting solution, and the third state where IGT PlayDigital casino games are featured on FanDuel Group-operated online casinos.

RENO, Nev., Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Aristocrat Gaming™ and Boomtown Casino Hotel are welcoming players across northern Nevada who are joining the stampede to Boomtown where they will find northern Nevada's first and only Buffalo Zone™.

The new Buffalo Zone is a dedicated area of the casino next to the Sports Book and Six Shooter Bar. The dedicated space is filled exclusively with player-favorite Buffalo™ themed games from Aristocrat Gaming, including Buffalo™, Buffalo Chief™, Buffalo Diamond™, Buffalo Gold™, Buffalo Legends™, and Buffalo Gold Revolution™.

Aristocrat and Boomtown Reno are celebrating the new Buffalo Zone by awarding Buffalo T-shirts with every qualified jackpot on any Buffalo game, along with randomly awarded Buffalo swag in the Buffalo Zone, for a limited time and while supplies last.

"We are excited to host the first and only Buffalo Zone in northern Nevada. At Boomtown Reno, we pride ourselves on creating new and fun experiences for our players, and the Buffalo Zone is one players won't find anywhere else in northern Nevada," said Joe Brady, director of business development for Boomtown.

"Aristocrat's Buffalo is the strongest brand in gaming. Every casino player has their favorite Buffalo game, and now with Boomtown's new Buffalo Zone, every player can enjoy the wide range of games in the Buffalo franchise, all in one fun and convenient place," said Aristocrat's Senior Vice President of Commercial Strategy and Data Analytics, Jon Hanlin.

Inspired to Provide Virtuals Across Entain’s Online and Retail Network

New York, January 25, 2020 – Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) announced today it has signed a new long-term agreement with Entain plc (LSE: ENT) to provide its Virtual Sports products across Entain’s online brands and retail venues. This represents a significant extension in scope and duration to the current arrangements with the group.  Entain is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, operating in the online and retail sector in more than 20 countries.  Via its proprietary technology platform, Entain offers sports betting, casino, poker and bingo online using some of the industry’s most iconic brands such as Ladbrokes, Coral, BetMGM, bwin, Sportingbet, Eurobet, partypoker, partycasino, Gala and Foxy Bingo.

“Inspired and Entain have been collaborating closely for the past decade through a successful partnership in both the retail and online channels,” said Brooks Pierce, President and Chief Operating Officer of Inspired.  “This new agreement is testament to the strength of our offerings and we look forward to extending our long-standing relationship and opening it up to new territories for Inspired, including North America, with Entain’s recognized brands.”

“Inspired has been a trusted key supplier and their Virtuals have proven to be very popular with our customers in both our retail venues and via our interactive platforms,” said Sandeep Tiku, Chief Operating Officer of Entain.  “We have been impressed with their continued innovation in Virtuals and we are excited that even more of our customers will be able to enjoy Inspired’s best-in-class content for the first time.”

Inspired’s multi award-winning Virtual Sports are popular worldwide, appealing to a wide variety of players through more than 40,000 retail channels and 100+ websites in 35 countries.  Trailers and demos of the latest Virtual Sports offerings are available at www.inseinc.com/virtuals/.

Offers Popular Stepper and Video Slot Games to Michigan Online Players

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 products, financial technology and player loyalty solutions, is now delivering its iGaming content in the state of Michigan through multiple online casino operators via its proprietary Remote Game Server (RGS).

Everi is partnering with multiple providers to offer a wide variety of its top performing games, including Atomic Meltdown™, Cash Machine™, Double Ruby™, Triple Threat™, Smokin 777™ and many more.

“Everi is excited to now offer in Michigan our high-performing game content that is popular with players in land-based casinos and has become a proven performer with our other iGaming partner-operators,” said David Lucchese, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Digital for Everi. “Online players enjoy the slot experience of our games, and our new partnerships in Michigan demonstrate our focus on expanding our Digital gaming business to provide our world-class slot games to the continuously growing community of online players.”

Three Internet Sports Betting and/or Casino Gaming Clients Simultaneously Launch Online in Michigan today, Friday, January 22, 2021

IRVINE, Calif.--(span itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="a href="/>https://schema.org/Organization" itemid="https://www.businesswire.com" itemprop="provider publisher copyrightHolder">)--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 and online sports betting industries, announced that today is the commencement date for Michigan’s internet gambling market and GAN’s three related client launches: Churchill Downs, Wynn Resorts, and FanDuel Group. Earlier this week, the Michigan Gaming Control Board approved nine Business-to-Consumer (“B2C”) operators to launch today, in time for the Super Bowl. GAN is powering three of those nine, which are all leveraging GAN’s technical platform for internet sports betting and/or internet casino gaming. According to Regulus Partners and Macquarie Research, the state of Michigan is expected to generate $439 million in Gross Operator Revenue during the balance of 2021, increasing to $724 million in 2022 and $969 million in 2023.

Today GAN simultaneously launched three operator clients online in Michigan, including FanDuel Group’s online casino and two new GAN clients, Churchill Downs and Wynn Resorts, secured in June and September 2020, respectively.

  • Churchill Downs (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) launched its online Sportsbook and iGaming via simultaneous launch of desktop web, mobile web, Apple iOS Native App and Android App under the operation of their nationwide racing and wagering brand TwinSpires. Michigan is the first of several states to launch TwinSpires Casino & Sports on GAN’s platform with the states of Colorado and Tennessee to follow upon regulatory approval. CDI’s existing New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Indiana offering will be rebranded from BetAmerica to TwinSpires and will be migrated to GAN’s platform in the first half of 2021. GAN will deploy the ‘single app, multiple states’ capability for CDI, enabling TwinSpires’ online sports and casino consumers to use a single account and single app to place online bets across all supported states. This technical capability was pioneered by GAN in July 2019 and proved highly successful. GAN and CDI will continue to explore adding new capabilities in order to leverage TwinSpires’ existing advance deposit wagering consumer offering to augment and streamline the online TwinSpires Casino & Sports account creation process.
  • Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN) launched their ‘WynnBET’ branded internet sportsbook and internet casino leveraging GAN’s Platform, via desktop web, mobile web and native Apple iOS and Android apps in association with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, which operates five casinos under the ‘Kewadin’ brand throughout northern Michigan.
  • FanDuel Group (a division of Flutter Entertainment plc) launched GAN’s ‘SuperRGS’ aggregating a market-leading portfolio of U.S. relevant online casino gaming content assembled from third party providers IGT, Scientific Games, NET Entertainment, and Everi. The SuperRGS is now available to third party Michigan operators of internet casino gaming, subject to commercial agreements, as a single technical integration representing hundreds of U.S. relevant online casino games.

Dermot Smurfit, President & Chief Executive Officer of GAN commented:

“The long-awaited Michigan market commencement is upon us. Today, ten million residents of Michigan will finally be enabled to bet on sports and play casino games online, ushering into existence the next large intrastate market for internet gambling here in the United States. Following our success in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, GAN is proud to enable these giant national gaming brands to move online on ‘day one’ of Michigan’s market commencement. These launches further validate our industry leading platform for internet gambling and get-to-market capability, which resulted from the hard work our team did to significantly expand our engineering capabilities throughout 2020. Back in 2019, our engineering capability was configured to bring new clients online in a serial manner. Now we are launching multiple clients in parallel in a single state. It’s a huge accomplishment to bring multiple major clients of GAN’s Platform services online simultaneously in a complex regulated market such as Michigan. We look forward to expanding our engineering base further in 2021 in order to deliver on the expansionary objectives for these, and other, clients here in the U.S. as more states continue to rapidly regulate internet gambling.”

Facilities Management agreement with Supreme Ventures Limited includes ongoing supply of industry-leading technology, content, and services

LONDON, Jan. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT") has signed a seven-year contract extension with Supreme Ventures Limited ("SVL") to continue providing world-class lottery technology, content, and ongoing services and support in Jamaica.

"Over the past 19 years, IGT's commitment to our growth and provision of superior service has directly influenced SVL's ongoing success," said Gary Peart, SVL Executive Chairman"This agreement represents the next chapter in our winning partnership, and further supports SVL for expansion, reinforcing our market leadership position and our place as an integral part of the fabric of Jamaica. SVL is an important contributor to nation-building on multiple fronts and growing business for all stakeholders. Our long-term strategic relationship with IGT is a key enabler for our growth platform and delivering our vision for SVL in the region."

"This latest extension demonstrates IGT's and SVL's mutual commitment to creating value for SVL's stakeholders through innovative gaming solutions, while emphasizing SVL's confidence in the performance and stability of IGT's offering," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery"As SVL continues to offer best-in-class lottery and gaming products, this extension will sustain business momentum and player engagement, make an impact on small businesses through SVL's expanding retailer network, and ultimately benefit all Jamaicans."

With the previous contract period scheduled to end in January 2026, the latest contract extension is for a period of seven years, extending the contract through 2033 and enabling IGT to continue strategically supporting SVL for the next 12 years.  

Under the agreement, IGT will continue providing lottery products, games and services, and as part of a Facilities Management integrated services arrangement, will continue to operate and maintain its stable, high-performance central system, terminals, and communications network, producing high transaction volumes daily for the lottery business; provide marketing support; and supply field services. The agreement also includes data center operations and a 24-7 customer contact center, game design and development, data analytics, strategic planning, and sales support.

In addition to its lottery contract with SVL, IGT also provides mobile phone top-up services to SVL, as well as operational support for its VLT program, including field services, installations for new retailers, and marketing and sales support.

IGT, previously as GTECH, has been the lottery technology and services provider to SVL since the Lottery began selling online games in 2001.

IGT first gaming supplier approved to deploy video slot games on spinning reel cabinets in Minnesota 

 

LONDON – Jan.21, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it is modernizing casino entertainment in Minnesota with the launch of the S3000® cabinet at Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Onamia, Minn. IGT recently became the first gaming supplier approved to distribute video slot games on spinning reel cabinets in Minnesota, paving the way forGrand Casino Mille Lacs to be the first gaming venue in the State to offer patrons this in-demand form of gaming. 

 

The award-winning IGT S3000 gaming machines at Grand Casino Mille Lacsdeliver a new-to-the-state gaming experience, complete with spinning reels, flashy lights, iconic slot machine sounds and big win celebrations. Initial IGT games offered on the S3000 cabinets in Minnesota include some of the gaming industry’s most popular titles such as Double Gold, Pink Diamond®, Triple Gold Bars and Triple Jackpot Jewels®. 

 

Introducing IGT games on the S3000 cabinet instantly elevated the excitement and diversified the entertainment that we can offer Grand Casino Mille Lacs guests,” said Robbie Sawyer, Grand Casino Mille Lacs Vice President of Gaming. “Grand Casino Mille Lacs is proud to be the first casino in Minnesota to showcaseIGT’s spinning games and is delighted to observe our guests enjoying the quintessentialgaming experiences that they deliver.” 

 

By deployingIGT’s S3000 cabinets,Grand Casino Mille Lacs isthe first casino operator in Minnesota to benefit fromthe player appeal of the industry’s most iconic spinning reel cabinet and the strength of IGT’s vast spinning reelcontent library,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming.IGT’s recent regulatoryapproval to deploy mechanical reel games in Minnesota presents a meaningful growth opportunity for the Company and our casino customers throughout the State.”