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GAN selected for rapid deployment of its GameSTACK Platform enabling iGaming and online sports betting, furthering penetration of Michigan market

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 announces that it has entered into a binding agreement with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, who own and operate Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort (“Soaring Eagle”).

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is the largest casino in the State of Michigan, with an expansive 210,000 square-foot casino facility that offers thousands of slot machines and the widest variety of floor games available in the Midwest. It also possesses an extremely sizeable database of patrons, who the parties anticipate converting into active online players via GAN’s patented iBridge loyalty platform.

Under the terms of the agreement, GAN will deploy the Company’s GameSTACK™ enterprise software platform onto the client’s infrastructure deployed on-property. GAN will also collaborate with the client to design and develop their iGaming and sports betting front-end web application together with counterpart native Apple iOS and Android apps. GAN will deploy the Company’s patented iBridge Framework to optimally monetize the Soaring Eagle patron database and leverage their on-property retail loyalty program.

The announcement marks GAN’s fourth client in the state of Michigan and adds to the Company’s growing list of valued tribal clients. This also marks GAN’s ninth client for U.S. real money iGaming and online sports betting in the U.S. For investors, this new GAN client represents the core customer constituency in the U.S. - major regional casino operators, both Tribal and commercial - seeking access to a fast-to-market deployment of a proven enterprise technology solution for launching and developing a competitive product offering across both iGaming and sports betting.

Dermot Smurfit, Chief Executive Officer of GAN, noted:

“We are thankful for Soaring Eagle’s confidence in our B2B platform offering and the opportunity to partner together. We look forward to powering the Soaring Eagle brand in Michigan with our highly optimized technology platform and enabling them to efficiently attract loyal sports betting and iGaming players. The Michigan market is off to a great start with expectations that it will surpass $1 billion in gross operator revenue in its first twelve months of operations. Given Soaring Eagle’s strong brand, sizeable database and experience, we expect them to capture their fair share when they launch this fall.”

David Charles, Chief Operating Officer of Soaring Eagle, added:

“We are excited to leverage GAN’s proven Michigan platform capability and expertise to introduce an exciting online casino and sportsbook, which will allow us a new way to engage with our patrons. GAN has a proven solution and has demonstrated their ability to bring their platform to market quickly in Michigan. We look forward to collaborating with the team at GAN and our shared future together.”

NEW YORK, May 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (NASDAQ: INSE) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Inspired Entertainment (Financing) plc, has closed its previously announced private offering of £235.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2026 (the "Senior Secured Notes"). The Senior Secured Notes bear interest at 7.875% per annum, payable semi-annually on June 1 and December 1, beginning on December 1, 2021. The Senior Secured Notes are guaranteed on a senior secured first-priority basis by Inspired and certain of Inspired's English and U.S. subsidiaries.

Inspired used the proceeds from the offering of the Senior Secured Notes (i) to repay its existing £145.8 million senior secured term loan facility and €93.1 million senior secured term loan facility and accrued interest thereon, (ii) to pay fees, commissions and expenses incurred in connection with the refinancing and (iii) for general corporate purposes, including to close-out derivative contracts entered into in connection with the existing term loan facilities.

Concurrently with the transactions above, the Issuer, Gaming Acquisition Limited (a subsidiary of Inspired) and Inspired Gaming (UK) Limited (a subsidiary of Inspired) and Inspired, amongst others, entered into a new £20 million super senior revolving credit facility.

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 land-based and mobile channels around the world. Inspired's gaming, virtual sports, interactive and leisure products appeal to a wide variety of players, creating new opportunities for operators to grow their revenue. Inspired 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 32,000 retail venues and various online websites; digital games for 170+ websites; and a variety of amusement entertainment solutions with a total installed base of more than 16,000 gaming terminals. Additional information can be found at www.inseinc.com.

Regulatory Notice

The Senior Secured Notes will be offered only to Qualified Institutional Buyers within the meaning of Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and to certain non-U.S. persons in transactions outside the United States in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The issuance and sale of the Senior Secured Notes and related guarantees have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any state of the United States or other jurisdiction, and the Senior Secured Notes and related guarantees may not be offered or sold within the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state or local securities laws.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Senior Secured Notes. The Senior Secured Notes offering is being made only by means of a private offering memorandum and is not being made to any person in any jurisdiction in which such offer, sale or solicitation is unlawful.

The Senior Secured Notes are not intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any "retail investor" in the United Kingdom or in member states of the European Economic Area and this notice is not addressed to or directed at any such person. A "retail investor" for these purposes in the United Kingdom means a person who is (i) a "retail client", as defined in point (8) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No 2017/565 as it forms part of the domestic law of the United Kingdom by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ("EUWA"); or (ii) a "customer" within the meaning of the provisions of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (the "FSMA") and any rules or regulations made under the FSMA to implement Directive (EU) 2016/97, where that customer would not qualify as a "professional client", as defined in point (8) of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 as it forms part of the domestic law of the United Kingdom by virtue of the EUWA. A "retail investor" for these purposes in the European Economic Area means a person who is: (i) a "retail client" as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU (as amended, "MiFID II"); (ii) a "customer" within the meaning of Directive 2016/97/EU, where that "customer" would not qualify as a "professional client" as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II.

In the United Kingdom, this notice is being distributed only to and is directed only at: (a) persons who are "investment professionals" falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order"), (b) high net worth companies, unincorporated associations and other bodies within the categories described in Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order and (c) any other persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of Section 21 of the FSMA) in connection with the issue or sale of any notes may otherwise lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated.

Solely for the purposes of the product approval process of the manufacturers (if any), the target market assessment in respect of the Senior Secured Notes has led to the conclusion that: (i) the target market for the notes is "eligible counterparties" and "professional clients" only, each as defined in the applicable product governance rules and regulations; and (ii) all channels for distribution of the notes to "eligible counterparties" and "professional clients" are appropriate.

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," "continue," "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, 2020, which is available, free of charge, on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov.

VIENNA, 20th May 2020 – Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has launched into Canada for the first time through a partnership deal with Scientific Games and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC).

Top-performing Greentube titles including Book of Ra™ deluxeLucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe, Sizzling Hot™ deluxe and the Diamond Link series are now available to BCLC’s PlayNow.com players, following a successful integration with Scientific Games’ OpenGaming System (OGS).

Further titles will be added soon for PlayNow.com online casino players across British Columbia and Manitoba to enjoy, thanks to a deal that represents the first Canadian province launch for Greentube.

The new partnership also marks an important strategic step for Greentube, as it puts into place plans to further strengthen its presence across North America during 2021.

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO of Greentube, said: “The launch in Canada with BCLC is very important for us as BCLC is the first operator to launch our content in the market. This is a significant step in the delivery of Greentube’s wider North American market strategy. It is also a clear commitment to the regulated market in Canada as we are supplying to fully licensed operators only. We bring a broad range of exciting new content specifically developed for the North American players, as well as our premium legacy content, which we believe will add real value to BCLC’s current proposition. We are looking forward to this long-term partnership. ”

LAS VEGAS, May 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 an agreement with Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR) ("Caesars") to begin a Nevada field trial for Jackpot Xpress®, Everi’s jackpot management system, under guidelines issued by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The trial will take place at the iconic Las Vegas Strip centerpiece, Caesars Palace.

Upon final approval by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Caesars will have the option to install Jackpot Xpress at all its Nevada properties. Caesars will also have the option to install Jackpot Xpress at all its owned and managed locations, pending further jurisdictional approvals.

Jackpot Xpress is an award-winning, intuitive jackpot and tax forms management solution that enables casino staff to securely and efficiently process slot jackpots using a mobile device right at the winning gaming machine. Jackpot Xpress is the only jackpot management system that combines mobile productivity, secure payment, tax forms management, and anti-money laundering tracking into a single solution. Everi’s proprietary technology provides increased convenience for the player and improved efficiency for casino staff, all while eliminating paper, shrinking cage lines, and reducing player wait times — resulting in a greatly improved gaming experience. Caesars Palace will also be the first casino to utilize Everi’s proprietary electronic tax form delivery system. This system allows tax forms, such as W2-G forms, to be securely retrieved by the player, further enhancing the guest experience. For more information about Jackpot Xpress, please visit everi.com/jackpot-xpress.

“We continue to build an integrated Digital Neighborhood that encompasses our full suite of financial and loyalty products and services. These efforts have positioned Everi as the industry’s financial technology leader and a strategic partner for forward-thinking customers such as Caesars Entertainment,” said Darren Simmons, Everi’s Executive Vice President and FinTech Business Leader. “Our innovative products such as Jackpot Xpress provide value to our customers, as they enhance their ability to better serve their players while creating measurable efficiencies in their operations.” 

HAMDEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 19, 2021-- TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, announced today its scheduled virtual participation in two upcoming investor conferences:

  • Barrington Research Virtual Spring Investment Conference - Bart Shuldman, Chairman & CEO, is scheduled to participate in virtual meetings on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 9:00 AM ET to 5:45 PM ET.
  • East Coast IDEAS Investor Conference – Bart Shuldman is also scheduled to participate with a virtual presentation. The presentation is scheduled to be available on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 8:00 AM ET and will be accessible through the conference site: www.IDEASconferences.com, as well as from the Events and Presentations section of TransAct’s website: transacttech.gcs-web.com/.

Nevada “Top Workplaces” Survey Recognizes Everi as an Industry Leader in Team Culture


LAS VEGAS, May 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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, has been honored with a “Top Workplaces 2021” award by The Las Vegas Review-Journal and Las Vegas Business Press.

The list is based solely on employee feedback, gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization, such as alignment, execution, and connection.

“This award would not be possible without the contributions and feedback from our dedicated Everi team members, as well as the families who support them," said Michael Rumbolz, Everi Chairman and CEO. "We are driven by a culture of collaboration and a collective mission: to lead the industry by reimagining the gaming experience. After a difficult year, it is incredibly gratifying to see Everi’s diverse team of passionate and talented individuals recognized with this achievement."

In September, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Las Vegas Business Press will publish an expanded article that shares additional information about Everi’s award, and it will include the overall rankings. Out of hundreds of entries, only 42 Nevada workplaces qualified for the list. Everi is the only company within the gaming manufacturing segment to be honored.

"During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance," said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. "When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business."

Agreement Enables Spin to Deploy Galaxy’s Premium Table Game Content across Spin’s ROC™ Remote Gaming Server (RGS) Platform in North America

RENO, NV — (May 10, 2021) Spin Games LLC, a North American leader in Remote Gaming Server (RGS) technology and interactive content, announced today that it has entered into a content licensing agreement with Galaxy Gaming, Inc (OTCQB: GLXZ) to deploy Galaxy’s popular table game content via Spin’s ROC™ Remote Gaming Server platform to customers in North America. Under the terms of the agreement, Spin will integrate Galaxy’s premium table game titles for “play for money” deployment in North American i-Gaming markets.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Galaxy Gaming to expand our content portfolio with their premium table game content,” commented Kent Young, Spin Games’ Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. “As i-Gaming continues to expand throughout North America, we are focused on expanding the game options we provide to our customers and look forward to integrating Galaxy’s games with our RGS.”

“We’re thrilled to now offer two of the most popular side bets in the world, 21+3 and Lucky Ladies, on Spin’s ROC™ Remote Gaming Server platform,” stated Todd Cravens, Galaxy Gaming’s President and CEO. “This is the first time 21+3 and Lucky Ladies with appear as dual bets in the market. This partnership with Spin Games aligns with our focus to engage and delight players with our proven content wherever they are – at a casino or online”

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ABOUT SPIN GAMES

A leader in Remote Gaming Server technology and interactive content, Spin Games specializes in designing and developing world-class gaming content and best-in-class interactive technologies for regulated B2B social and real money gaming markets. Produced in HTML5 format and compatible across desktop and multiple mobile applications, the Spin content portfolio includes a versatile range of proprietary and third-party titles, each featuring a unique and engaging theme enhanced with stellar graphics, sounds and features.

Founded in Reno, Nevada in 2012, Spin Games has content and RGS licensing agreements with numerous top-tier gaming content providers including Konami Gaming, Everi, and Incredible Technologies. Additional information about Spin Games is available online at www.spingames.net.

ABOUT GALAXY GAMING

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Galaxy Gaming (galaxygaming.com) develops and distributes innovative games, bonusing systems, and technology solutions to physical and online casinos worldwide. Galaxy Gaming offers games that are proven to perform developed by gaming experts and backed by the highest level of customer support. Through its subsidiary, Progressive Games Partners, Galaxy Gaming is the world’s leading licensor of proprietary table games to the online gaming industry. Connect with Galaxy Gaming on FacebookYouTubeInstagram, and Twitter.

Released May 10, 2021

LAS VEGAS, May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Galaxy Gaming, Inc. (OTCQB: GLXZ), a developer and distributor of casino table games and enhanced systems for land-based casinos and iGaming operators, announced today its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.

Financial Highlights

Q1 2021 vs. Q1 2020

  • Revenue decreased 4.7% to $4,283K
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 12.8% to $1,692K1
  • Net income of $89K vs. net income of $117K

Balance Sheet Changes (vs. December 31, 2020)

Cash increased 1.5% to $6,081K
Total long-term liabilities (gross) decreased $569K to $51,483K
Stockholders’ deficit decreased to $(24,460)K

Executive Comments

“The COVID pandemic continued to affect our business in Q1,” stated Todd Cravens, Galaxy’s President and CEO. “Casinos in the UK, our largest brick-and-mortar market, were shuttered for the entire quarter, and we continued to see capacity limitations in other important markets. However, as was the case in Q4 2020, our iGaming business made up most of the difference. iGaming went live in Michigan in February, and volumes were very strong. We expect additional increases in activity when our live dealer clients open up there. In addition to iGaming, new installations of our games and progressives in new markets continue to add to the top line.”

Cravens added, “I am happy to see progress in Q1, and am looking forward to getting all our customers up and going, as well as bringing new clients into the Galaxy.”

Despite the continued effects of COVID, we managed to make modest headway in Q1,” said Harry Hagerty, the Company’s CFO. “While revenue was slightly down versus Q1 of 2020, Adjusted EBITDA was up and we had positive cash flow. We are hopeful that COVID-related closures and limitations continue to recede through the remainder of 2021, allowing us to have normalized results in both the brick-and-mortar and online channels in 2022.”

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Galaxy cautions readers that any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information due to a number of factors, including those listed from time to time in reports that Galaxy files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

Adjusted EBITDA includes adjustments to net income to exclude interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization, share based compensation, foreign currency exchange loss, change in estimated fair value of interest rate swap liability and severance and other expenses related to litigation. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of performance defined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). However, adjusted EBITDA is used by management to evaluate our operating performance. Management believes that disclosure of the Adjusted EBITDA metric offers investors, regulators and other stakeholders a view of our operations in the same manner management evaluates our performance. When combined with U.S. GAAP results, management believes Adjusted EBITDA provides a comprehensive understanding of our financial results. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income or to net cash provided by operating activities as a measure of operating results or of liquidity. It may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies, and it excludes financial information that some may consider important in evaluating our performance.

About Galaxy Gaming

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Galaxy Gaming (galaxygaming.com) develops and distributes innovative games, bonusing systems, and technology solutions to physical and online casinos worldwide. Galaxy Gaming offers games that are proven to perform developed by gaming experts and backed by the highest level of customer support. Through its subsidiary, Progressive Games Partners, Galaxy Gaming is the world’s leading licensor of proprietary table games to the online gaming industry. Connect with Galaxy Gaming on FacebookYouTubeInstagram, and Twitter.

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1 See the related 10-Q for a reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA.

Inspired enters Michigan iGaming market with live games in May

New York, May 19, 2021 — Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) announced today that its remote gaming server (“RGS”) platform has launched in Michigan. An initial batch of Interactive games is now live, with more titles to follow shortly. Inspired has an industry-leading portfolio of in-house produced slot content and Virtual Sports for both online and mobile players, with many of these games custom-built to suit players in North America.

“We are thrilled to launch our Interactive games in Michigan, which has been a key focus of our growth strategy,” said Brooks Pierce, President and Chief Operating Officer. “North America is a priority market for our Gaming, Interactive, and Virtual Sports businesses, and our footprint has been expanding rapidly. As more States pass legislation in the flourishing US iGaming market, we believe we are well-positioned to bring our products to market with a detailed game launch strategy and highprofile partners already in place.”

With a population of approximately 10 million people, Michigan remains a targeted iGaming market for Inspired. In April 2021, Michigan reported $94.9 million from Internet gaming gross receipts, which compares to New Jersey’s Internet gaming gross receipts of $107.8 million in the same month. Since the Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) granted Inspired a provisional license to supply its online games in January 2021, Inspired has developed an expanding library of games approved by Gaming Laboratories International (“GLI®”) and MGCB for use in the State.

Minimum US$30 million for 5 Year Exclusive Agreement for Ainsworth online real money games in North America

LAS VEGAS (May 17, 2021) – Ainsworth Game Technology Limited (“Ainsworth”) (ASX: AGI) and GAN Limited (“GAN”) (NASDAQ: GAN) today announced an initial 5 year partnership for a minimum guaranteed amount of US$30 million in consideration for the exclusive supply of current and future Ainsworth real money online games within North America. Ainsworth’s existing online operations in New Jersey are incorporated in the Agreement, as well as the planned expansions in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

The agreement provides GAN with exclusive online rights to all current and future Ainsworth real money online games. More than 75 unique slots titles are initially included in the agreement, including the QuickSpin brand of wheel games and proven top performing High Denomination titles.

Additionally, Ainsworth will provide a variety of new game content on a regular basis, including derivatives of titles that have been successful in the New Jersey Online casino market such as Pan Chang, Lucky Break and Kanga Cash.

“This agreement with GAN capitalizes on the strength of both companies and provides strong competitive advantages in the rapidly growing U.S. online market,” said Ainsworth General Manager, Online – Jason Lim.

Mr. Lim added “This partnership provides Ainsworth with a significant revenue base as we continue to work to grow our digital footprint across global markets. It positions Ainsworth to be focused on ensuring development of quality and high performing land-based content into online markets.”

Ainsworth will continue to ensure current partners have continual access to the same strong content through this partnership with GAN.

GAN Chief Commercial Officer Jeff Berman said: “Today’s announcement recognizes the benefit of marrying our distribution to Ainsworth’s content and is an important step toward becoming a leading force within the competitive distribution channels in the US online gaming segment. This agreement ensures that GAN possesses differentiated and exclusive access to what we believe will be an ever-growing focus on recognized retail gaming content naturally sought-after by Americans engaged in playing online casino games. Our goal is to continue to build a leading portfolio of U.S. casino games to benefit our diverse clients and establish ourselves as exclusive providers of premier U.S. content. We are excited to extend our long-standing relationship with Ainsworth, as they have built a global reputation for developing award-winning games for both the online and land-based channels.”

Ainsworth Chief Operating Officer Ryan Comstock added: “We have a suite of strong performing games and several key online casino partners. This partnership with GAN will assist to ensure the timely access to expanded online distribution channels of our unique and recognizable brands.”

About Ainsworth Game Technology

Ainsworth Game Technology Limited (ASX:AGI) (“Ainsworth”) is a Australian publicly listed company headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Ainsworth offices are located around the world including the U.S. and Latin America. With a fully integrated operation including design, development, assembly, testing, sales and field service; Ainsworth encompasses the entire product development cycle from conception through to installation, service and support.

Agreement for exclusive content further solidifies GAN’s industry leading Platform deployed and operating across all U.S. iGaming States for multiple clients

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, online sports betting, and simulated gaming industries, today announced it has reached an agreement with Ainsworth Game Technology Limited (“Ainsworth”) (ASX: AGI) to obtain the exclusive online rights to all current and future Ainsworth online games, today comprising over seventy unique games, for an undisclosed amount.

We believe established and recognizable U.S. retail slot machines converted for online play will logically out-perform international online games also available in the United States, providing Business-to-Consumer ("B2C") Operators of iGaming with a competitive advantage in enhanced customer lifetime values, user acquisition and retention marketing.

For GAN, this deal delivers on the long-stated content acquisition strategy to increase the Company’s overall ‘take rate’ on B2B Gross Operator Revenue 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 begin deriving online content licensing fees from Ainsworth for their existing online operations in New Jersey, with immediately planned expansion to Michigan and Pennsylvania in 2021.

For Ainsworth, who possess an industry-leading library of land-based casino games present on retail casino gaming floors nationwide across the United States, this enables them to work with a single long-term online partner with an existing major distribution network in the United States while focusing resources to rapidly increase their online portfolio. As part of today’s announced deal, Ainsworth will grow their online library with an additional 110 games, providing GAN’s Platform and Super RGS clients’ with an exclusive and substantial portfolio of online casino gaming experiences today and over the coming years. Ainsworth will now distribute their entire online games library only through the GAN Platform or Super RGS in the United States.

Jeff Berman, Chief Commercial Officer of GAN,

“Today’s announcement recognizes the benefit of marrying our distribution to Ainsworth’s content and is an important step toward disrupting existing distribution channels in the U.S. online gaming space. This agreement ensures that GAN possesses differentiated and exclusive access to what we believe will be an ever-growing focus on recognized retail gaming content naturally sought-after by Americans engaged in playing online casino games. Our goal is to continue to build a leading portfolio of U.S. casino games to benefit our diverse clients and establish ourselves as exclusive providers of premier U.S. content. We are excited to extend our long-standing relationship with Ainsworth, as they have built a global reputation for developing award-winning games for both the online and land-based channels.”

Jason Lim, General Manager - Online of Ainsworth, added:

“Our agreement with GAN is a testament to their leading online distribution across the U.S. iGaming States as well as our industry-leading collection of slot games and emphasizes the importance of exclusive gaming content in a competitive industry. Games such the QuickSpin brand of wheel games, Pan Chang, Lucky Break and Kanga Cash offer exciting and unique experiences for our players around the world. We are thrilled to be partnering with GAN to further solidify each of our leading positions in the industry.”

Systems technology collaboration interlaces player sports betting activity with core casino management system for seamless, real-time patron interaction


Las Vegas, NV — May 17, 2021

Konami Gaming, Inc. and Bet.Works, a leading U.S.-based sports betting platform provider being acquired by Bally’s Corporation, announced a joint integration to introduce advanced casino loyalty conveniences to the player sports betting experience. Tightly-engineered interfaces between Bet.Works and Konami’s award-winning SYNKROS® casino management system provide land-based casinos the ability to easily validate age eligibility, automatically enroll online and mobile sign-ups into a loyalty program, and seamlessly award casino loyalty points for all wagers, whether placed online, via mobile device, at point-of-sale (POS), or at a kiosk. Elite Casino Resorts has successfully launched these leading conveniences across its ELITE Sportsbook™ and three Iowa gaming resort destinations: Riverside Casino & Golf Resort®, Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort®, and Rhythm City Casino Resort®.

“At its core, SYNKROS is designed to empower casinos to grow and leverage the latest top technology available, through its robust, dependable, and scalable architecture,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “When we can work together to create more convenience for the player, more growth opportunities for the operator, and more technology advancements for the industry, then everyone benefits.”

“The result of this joint integration is truly a turn-key solution for casinos to extend their loyalty experience in and throughout the sports betting module,” said Bet.Works SVP of Business Development Marc Brody. “The supportive networks between SYNKROS and Bet.Works make an array of interactions more seamless and automated for players and operators.”

As a designated reseller, Konami offers these services to SYNKROS properties looking to add sportsbook to their gaming portfolio. The solutions engineered between Konami and Bet.Works are successfully demonstrated in the field at Iowa locations operated by Elite Casino Resorts. The locally owned, Iowa-based company has been a SYNKROS customer for more than 15 years.   

“As a multi-site, multi-channel operator, we believe a consistent and convenient loyalty experience is especially important. The interface between Konami and Bet.Works allows us to achieve this aspect while expanding our entertainment offering,” said Karlyn Ollendick, chief operating officer at Elite Casino Resorts. “Player response and adoption has exceeded expectations, and we’re anticipating continued growth as SYNKROS and Bet.Works continue to work together to drive engagement and rewards through ELITE Sportsbook.”

Those interested in learning more about SYNKROS’ award-winning product suite are encouraged to visit www.konamigaming.com.

PRESS RELEASE  -  May 13, 2021

Fantini CEO Insights
One-On-One Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders


NYLÉN TALKS KAMBI’S US SPORTS BETTING POSITION

Kambi CEO Kristian Nylén discusses Kambi’s competitive advantage in the US sports betting market, the company sticking to its knitting, and the potential for a US stock listing.

Nylén’s interview: https://youtu.be/Dw9Kz9o7vDc.


Fantini’s CEO Insights are sponsored by IGT.


Some of the videos previously released in the series feature Tom Reeg of Caesars, Jay Snowden of Penn National, Greg Carlin of Rush Street, Renato Ascoli of IGT and Barry Cottle of Scientific Games.

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



Other video interviews in the Insights series ¬– Emerging Insights, Investor Insights and Public Policy Insights – can be viewed at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10547


Questions about any series can be addressed to Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com or at +1 302 730 3793.
NEW YORK, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (NASDAQ: INSE) announced today the pricing of its previously announced private offering of £235.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.875% senior secured notes due 2026 (the "2026 Senior Secured Notes"). The 2026 Senior Secured Notes will be issued by Inspired Entertainment (Financing) plc, a wholly owned finance subsidiary of Inspired, and will be guaranteed by Inspired and certain of its English and U.S. subsidiaries. The initial offering price to investors will be 100.00% of the principal amount thereof. The offering is expected to close on or about May 20, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

Inspired intends to use the proceeds from the offering of the 2026 Senior Secured Notes (i) to repay its existing £145.8 million senior secured term loan facility and €93.1 million senior secured term loan facility and accrued interest thereon, (ii) to pay fees, commissions and expenses incurred in connection with the refinancing, and (iii) for general corporate purposes, including to close-out derivative contracts entered into in connection with the existing term loan facilities. As part of the refinancing, Inspired will also be putting into place a new 4.5-year £20 million Super Priority Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility.

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 land-based and mobile channels around the world. Inspired's gaming, virtual sports, interactive and leisure products appeal to a wide variety of players, creating new opportunities for operators to grow their revenue. Inspired 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 32,000 retail venues and various online websites; digital games for 170+ websites; and a variety of amusement entertainment solutions with a total installed base of more than 16,000 gaming terminals. Additional information can be found at www.inseinc.com.

Regulatory Notice

The 2026 Senior Secured Notes will be offered only to Qualified Institutional Buyers within the meaning of Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and to certain non-U.S. persons in transactions outside the United States in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The issuance and sale of the 2026 Senior Secured Notes and related guarantees have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any state of the United States or other jurisdiction, and the 2026 Senior Secured Notes and related guarantees may not be offered or sold within the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state or local securities laws.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the 2026 Senior Secured Notes. The 2026 Senior Secured Notes offering is being made only by means of a private offering memorandum and is not being made to any person in any jurisdiction in which such offer, sale or solicitation is unlawful.

The 2026 Senior Secured Notes are not intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any "retail investor" in the United Kingdom or in member states of the European Economic Area and this notice is not addressed to or directed at any such person. A "retail investor" for these purposes in the United Kingdom means a person who is (i) a "retail client", as defined in point (8) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No 2017/565 as it forms part of the domestic law of the United Kingdom by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ("EUWA"); or (ii) a "customer" within the meaning of the provisions of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (the "FSMA") and any rules or regulations made under the FSMA to implement Directive (EU) 2016/97, where that customer would not qualify as a "professional client", as defined in point (8) of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 as it forms part of the domestic law of the United Kingdom by virtue of the EUWA. A "retail investor" for these purposes in the European Economic Area means a person who is: (i) a "retail client" as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU (as amended, "MiFID II"); (ii) a "customer" within the meaning of Directive 2016/97/EU, where that "customer" would not qualify as a "professional client" as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II.

In the United Kingdom, this notice is being distributed only to and is directed only at: (a) persons who are "investment professionals" falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order"), (b) high net worth companies, unincorporated associations and other bodies within the categories described in Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order and (c) any other persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of Section 21 of the FSMA) in connection with the issue or sale of any notes may otherwise lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated.

Solely for the purposes of the product approval process of the manufacturers (if any), the target market assessment in respect of the 2026 Senior Secured Notes has led to the conclusion that: (i) the target market for the notes is "eligible counterparties" and "professional clients" only, each as defined in the applicable product governance rules and regulations; and (ii) all channels for distribution of the notes to "eligible counterparties" and "professional clients" are appropriate.

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," "continue," "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, 2020, which is available, free of charge, on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov.

Contact:

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

For Press and Sales
inspiredsales@inseinc.com

SOURCE Inspired Entertainment, Inc.
LAS VEGAS (May 13, 2021) – NIGA Chairman and globally influential gaming industry figure Ernest Stevens, Jr. appears in the latest episode of Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI®) web series Illuminating Conversations.
 
The episode premiered today and is available for on-demand streaming now exclusively at https://gaminglabs.com/illuminatingconversations.
 
As he talks with GLI President/CEO James Maida, the Chairman sets a surprisingly personal tone with thought-provoking stories about his journey to becoming Chairman, his family’s long relationship with Washington D.C. and advocacy for Native issues, and the lasting influence of his college professors.
Stevens also spoke about how his boxing career shapes his approach to strategy, saying, “(When I think about) my life and my career, you move around the ring, and you analyze, and you’re always using that left jab to pepper things. But when it comes time to drive it home, that’s what the right hand is for. That’s the whole analogy of life.”
 
The Chairman also shares his insights about Indian gaming’s approach to the pandemic, where we go from here, what’s next for new gaming technology, and his hopes for the new Interior Secretary.
 
Hosted by Maida, 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 uncharted 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; and Managing Director of Gaming Consultants International Neil Spencer.
 
Be the first to know when new Illuminating Conversations episodes are available by following GLI on LinkedInTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

LONDON – May 12, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that four massive jackpots totaling more than $16 million were awarded on its Megabucks®, Powerbucks®, and Wheel of Fortune® slots games in April.

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

  • On April 20, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,914,302 playing Wheel of Fortune New Orleans at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.  
  • On April 26, a Megabucks slots player won $10,453,269 playing Megabucks Triple Double Stars® Wheel at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • On April 27, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $2,946,337 playing Wheel of Fortune Double Times Pay 3X4X5X and Design® game at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas.
  • Also on April 27, an online Powerbucks slots player won CA$1,334,516 playing Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway in Ontario, Canada.

The $10 million-plus Megabucks jackpot is the largest slots jackpot awarded in Nevada thus far in 2021. IGT Powerbucks Slots have paid 28 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 1995.

Miss Kitty™ from Aristocrat Gaming™ is one of the most widely recognized and beloved characters in gaming. Now Miss Kitty is back for an all-new adventure, taking players out for a glamourous night on the town in the fun Miss Kitty Wild Ride™.
 
Miss Kitty Wild Ride is the purrrrrfect game for player of all types, thanks to its player-selectable denoms. Miss Kitty Wild Ride is housed on the landmark and award-winning flame55™ cabinet, which is just as stylish as Miss Kitty herself.
 
Miss Kitty’s newest adventure has an innovative Wild Ride feature, Sticky Wild™ feature, Jackpot Bonus, and frequent hitting base game wins.
 
The Wild Ride bonus has persistent wild stacks, reel growth, Sticky Wild™ feature, and wild multipliers. Stacked wild symbols make it easier to trigger Wild Ride.
 
A game known for the Sticky Wild™ mechanic, Miss Kitty lends itself well to the exciting Wild Ride feature, a random base game feature that occurs approximately once every 30 spins. During the Wild Ride feature, all Kitty and Diamond Symbols that land on the reels will persist for one additional paid spin, giving players the opportunity to line up huge wild wins!
Click to watch Miss Kitty Wild Ride bonus highlight video.
Other features include Sticky Wild Free Games with unlimited retriggers; Wild Multiplier Reveal with a chance for KITTY symbols that land on reel 5, to change into a x2, x3, x5, or x10 multiplier; and a Jackpot Bonus where a wheel spin awards a guaranteed grand SSP or major SAP jackpot. The grand jackpot resets at $10,000 on a penny configuration.
 
For more information about Miss Kitty Wild Ride or any of the games created specifically for the flame55 cabinet, contact your Aristocrat representative at (702) 270-1000.

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has won a highly competitive tender to supply the state-owned National Lottery in Luxembourg with its omni-channel solution, Greentube Plurius.

 

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has won a highly competitive tender to supply the state-owned National Lottery in Luxembourg with its omnichannel solution, Greentube Plurius.


The contract will see Greentube provide its Greentube Plurius technology to Loterie Nationale Luxembourg, enabling the lottery to combine its land-based, online and mobile VLT gaming operations and significantly strengthen its existing offering.

With Greentube Plurius, B2B suppliers, casino and VLT operators can connect their land-based terminals to the core system and retrieve games that are then played on an online game server.

Operators can launch games online and in land-based venues simultaneously, and Greentube Plurius enables customers to play with one single account across the verticals. Safe and quick deposits, cross-channel promotions and player tracking, and protection through responsible gaming features are all available.

Furthermore, the 360-degree solution can be easily adapted to certain markets, jurisdictions and customer needs, and offers operators access to real-time monitoring and accounting tools including financial data, game statistics and product usage.

The full integration with Loterie Nationale Luxembourg will be completed later this year.

Greentube was selected by the lottery operator following an extensive public procurement process in competition with leaders of the gaming industry. The contract is valid for seven years with the ability to extend the contract a further five years thereafter.

The agreement is testament to the quality and strength of Greentube’s technology and reinforces the company’s position as a trusted supplier to the lottery and gaming sectors.

Greentube already successfully provides its solutions and products to several national lottery operators across Europe, including in Austria, Greece, and Norway, as well as the British Columbia Lottery Corporation in Canada.

Georg Gubo, COO of Greentube, said: “After an extensive tender process we are delighted to be awarded this important contract from Loterie Nationale Luxembourg. The contract validates the competitiveness of our offering and demonstrates that we are a trusted supplier to the industry.

Our Greentube Plurius technology is at the forefront of gaming innovation and we are excited about the opportunity to streamline and strengthen Loterie Nationale Luxembourg’s offering.”

Léon Losch, CEO of Loterie Nationale Luxembourg, said: “We are pleased to select Greentube Plurius as a solution that not only meets all of our immediate requirements and future-proofs Responsible Gambling methods for all players online and land based, but also provides a long-term partnership to support our evolving needs.

Greentube has a strong reputation as a reliable and experienced technology provider with a proven track-record to deliver results and we are excited to join forces.”

HAMDEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2021-- TransAct® Technologies is saddened to announce the passing of longtime Board Member, Thomas R. Schwarz.

“Tom was not just a Board Member here at TransAct, he was an incredible mentor, a lifelong friend, and a true leader of the company. Tom served on the Board over 24 years as an independent director, and leaves behind a legacy of driving innovation and transformation here at TransAct that saw us through some of our most complex business challenges. We cannot be more thankful to him for his service to the company and he will be greatly missed by the TransAct family. Tom was an incredible teacher to me, and I am forever grateful to have had the opportunity to have known and learned from him,” stated Bart Shuldman, Chairman and CEO of TransAct.

Tom had been on the Board of Directors at TransAct for over 24 years. Previously, Tom held the position of Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Grossmans, a leading retailer of building materials in the Northeastern United States. Prior to that, Tom held a number of senior leadership positions including Chief Operating Officer & Director of Dunkin’ Donuts.

LAS VEGAS (May 6, 2021) – Ainsworth Game Technology (AX: AGI) has partnered with Slotegator, an iGaming aggregator, to distribute its video slot content in the Eastern European online casino market.

Slotegrator’s APIgrator solution makes it possible to easily integrate Ainsworth slots into online casino operators' platforms. The European-based company incorporates slots, card game and virtual sports from more than 60 game developers across the world.

Among the titles that will soon be available via Slotegrator are classic Ainsworth titles including the QuickSpin brand of wheel games, proven high performing High Denomination titles, as well as worldwide player favorites like Mustang Money.

Additionally, Ainsworth will provide a variety of new game content that has been successful in Australian and North American markets such as the Pan Chang, Lucky Break and Kanga Cash.

“We are continuing our strategy to expand Ainsworth offerings across regulated markets throughout Eastern Europe,” said Ainsworth Online General Manager Jason Lim.  “We are excited to begin working with Slotegrator to offer our proven games to a variety of new online casino operators within the Slotegrator distribution network.”  

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has teamed up with Casino Lugano in Switzerland to launch its games portfolio with the operator’s online casino.

Book of Ra Deluxe, Lucky Lady’s Charm Deluxe and Super Cherry will be among the first titles to launch on swiss4win.ch, providing a premium collection of content that already has a strong fanbase among both land-based and online audiences in the market. Players will also soon be able to enjoy new additions such as Super Cherry 5000 and Book of Ra Magic, as the supplier continues to expand the range of specially selected games available in the regulated jurisdiction.

The Casino Lugano partnership cements Greentube’s footprint in Switzerland’s fast-growing online sector with the company having signed with a succession of tier one operators since the market opened for business in 2019.

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO of Greentube, said: “Switzerland has quickly turned into one of our most successful markets to date and we are pleased to be furthering our reach with another well-respected brand in the country’s sector. Our market-leading games have proven to be a valuable addition to our partners’ platforms, and this collaboration will no doubt see Casino Lugano continue to gain traction in the online space.”

“We knew from the very start of launching swiss4win.ch that we wanted to offer Greentube’s renowned online casino games, since titles from the Book of Ra and Super Cherry series are already favorites in our land-based venues,” said Gianmaria Frapolli, CEO and Board Member of Casinò Lugano SA. “Our players are going to love playing their classic slots online and we look forward to launching more of the modern, interactive content that is promised from their exciting roadmap.”
Casino operators in U.S. can now purchase PeakSlant49™ cabinet with performance-tested IGT core games such as Regal Riches™ and Scarab® Link

LONDON, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its high-performing, previously lease-only, PeakSlant49™ cabinet is now available for purchase throughout the U.S. This move gives casino operators across the U.S. the opportunity to own the PeakSlant49 cabinet and offer IGT's Proven Performer core games on dazzling, premium-caliber hardware.

"We're excited to introduce Stinkin' Rich® Skunks Gone Wild along with high-performing games including Regal Riches and Scarab Link on the spectacular PeakSlant49 cabinet," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "IGT developed a specialized content pipeline for the PeakSlant49 cabinet that our customers can purchase with confidence knowing that the games have achieved significant performance metrics."

Celebrated for its superior ergonomic design and pristine presentation, the PeakSlant49 video slots cabinet is an attention-grabbing focal point on any casino floor. The cabinet's 49-inch, progressively curved Ultra-HD display is complemented with a 27-inch video topper. The cabinet's intelligent lighting and player-convenience features such as an inductive wireless charger, USB port and comfortable 13.3-inch dynamic player panel all contribute to the hardware's popularity and strong performance.

IGT initially launched the PeakSlant49 cabinet as a premium, for-lease cabinet in 2020. Anchored by premium marquee titles such Fortune Coin Boost!™ and Dragon Lights®, the PeakSlant49 will continue to showcase IGT's premium multi-level progressive  (MLP) entertainment in casinos throughout the U.S.

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

AGS : Q1, 2021:

• Total Revenues Increased 1.9% Year-Over-Year and 18.7% Sequentially to $55.4 Million

• Net Loss Improved to $7.8 Million Compared to $14.4 Million in the Prior Year

• Adjusted EBITDA Grew 7.4% Year-Over-Year to $26.3 Million

• Domestic EGM RPD of $27.10 Was Up Nearly 30% Year-Over-Year and Approximately 3% Above the 2019 First Quarter

• Premium Game Initiative Continues to Progress with over 420 Orion Starwall Games Installed at Quarter End; Initial Orion Curve Premium Field Trial Underway

•Table Products Adjusted EBITDA Reached a New Quarterly Record of $1.4 Million

• Interactive Real Money Gaming Revenue More than Doubled to a Record $1.4 Million

• $107.3 Million of Available Liquidity as of March 31, 2021

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First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

• During March and April and continuing through mid-to-late May 2020, nearly all our customers either closed their facilities or dramatically curtailed operations to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We believe these actions significantly limit the year-over-year comparability of our reported financial metrics, including revenues, (loss) income from operations, net (loss) income, and Adjusted EBITDA.

• Consolidated revenue totaled $55.4 million compared to $54.3 million in the 2020 first quarter, representing a year-over-year increase of 1.9%. Growth within the recurring revenue channels of our EGM, Table Products and Interactive businesses helped to offset the impact of ongoing sluggishness in the North American slot replacement market on our reported revenue. Additionally, we recognized an additional $2.1 million in sales revenue related to units that were strategically pruned and subsequently sold as compared to the prior year's quarter.

• We estimate approximately 99% of our 15,456-unit domestic installed base and 51% of our 7,985-unit international installed base was active as of March 31, 2021. These figures compare to 90% and 36%, respectively, as of December 31, 2020.

• Gaming operations, or recurring revenue, increased 4.1% year-over-year to $44.4 million. The benefits realized through the easing of COVID-19 restrictions on our customers' operations, ongoing vaccination efforts, and continued growth within our premium unit footprint paced our improved EGM recurring revenue performance, while continued progressive penetration and improved execution supported year-over-year gaming operations revenue growth within our Table Products and Interactive segments, respectively. In aggregate, recurring revenue accounted for 80.2% of our consolidated revenue compared to 78.6% in the prior year's quarter.

• Our 2021 first quarter net loss of $7.8 million improved as compared to the $14.4 million net loss incurred in the 2020 first quarter. The year-over-year decline in our reported net loss reflects our improved revenue performance, led by our recurring revenue businesses, and recognition of lower depreciation and amortization expense as a result of several intangible assets reaching the end of their useful lives, partially offset by higher interest expense related to our incremental debt financing, which we closed upon in May 2020.

• Total Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)(1) increased 7.4% year-over-year to $26.3 million. Adjusted EBITDA increased versus the prior year across all three of our operating segments, led by a $1.0 million, or 4.4%, year-over-year increase in our EGM Adjusted EBITDA.

• Total Adjusted EBITDA margin (non-GAAP)(1) improved to 47.5% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to 45.1% in the prior year, reflecting favorable mix of higher-margin recurring revenues and an increase in high-margin revenue generated as part of our ongoing strategic pruning initiative, partially offset by normalization in our operating expenses. Recall, we implemented cost savings initiatives in the latter part of the 2020 first quarter to preserve our liquidity in the face of the uncertainty brought upon by the COVID-19 outbreak. These initiatives temporarily reduced our operating expenses below normalized run-rate levels.

(1) Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are non-GAAP measures, see non-GAAP reconciliation below.
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EGM Quarterly Results

Domestic Gaming Operations(2)

• Domestic gaming operations, or recurring revenue, increased 11.2% year-over-year to $37.6 million compared to $33.8 million in the prior year period. The year-over-year revenue increase reflects the combination of easing COVD-19-related restrictions on our customers' operations and ongoing vaccination efforts, which we believe allowed significant pent-up demand to get unlocked across the U.S. casino landscape as the quarter progressed. Additionally, growth within our premium game footprint continued to support our domestic gaming operations performance in the quarter.

• Our domestic EGM installed base decreased by approximately 2,350 units year-over-year, attributable to the strategic pruning of approximately 1,300 lower-yielding units, the end-of-lease buyout of approximately 500 lower-earning IL VLT units and the removal of approximately 550 units primarily associated with COVID-19-related floor reconfigurations.

• Domestic EGM revenue per day ("RPD") increased 28.6% year-over-year to $27.10. We attribute the improved RPD performance to a more accommodative casino operating environment supported by easing COVID-19-related operating restrictions and improved vaccine distribution, the continued growth of our premium game footprint, and the strategic pruning of lower-yielding units. Domestic EGM RPD increased approximately 3% as compared to the $26.42 realized in the 2019 first quarter.

• On a quarterly sequential basis, our domestic EGM installed base decreased by approximately 800 units, including the planned removal and sale of approximately 430 lower-yielding units as part of our ongoing strategic pruning initiative, while our domestic EGM RPD increased 16.5% relative to the $23.26 achieved in the 2020 fourth quarter. Domestic EGM RPD improved month-over-month throughout the 2021 first quarter, with notable strength witnessed across several impactful geographies during the quarter's final month. We attribute the improving RPD trend to the release of significant pent-up casino patron demand, which immediately followed the easing of COVID-19-related operating restrictions and improving vaccination efforts.


International Gaming Operations

• International gaming operations revenue decreased to $2.0 million compared to $5.1 million in the prior year period. The year-over-year decline reflects the impact of measures implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19, such as temporary casino closures and capacity restrictions, on our business. Additionally, in contrast to the United States, Mexico has not provided any type of fiscal stimulus to support its post-COVID-19 economic recovery.

• International RPD was $2.94 compared to $6.89 in the 2020 first quarter, with the decline reflecting the degree to which COVID-19-related operating restrictions and facility closures impacted our business. International RPD improved approximately 15% on a quarterly sequential basis, supported by the reopening of additional casinos throughout the 2021 first quarter. Adjusted active unit international RPD was $7.83, down approximately 10% versus the $8.68 achieved in the 2019 first quarter.

• Our international installed base decreased by 301 units year-over-year because of permanent casino closures in Mexico and COVID-19-related floor reconfigurations. The international installed base was unchanged on a quarterly sequential basis.

Equipment Sales

• EGM unit sales decreased to 289 units in the 2021 first quarter, reflecting operators' preference to carefully manage capital expenditures as their businesses recover from COVID-19-related business disruption.

• Domestic average sales price ("ASP") of $17,520 was relatively consistent with the level achieved in Q1 2020.

• We sold units into 14 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces, with British Columbia, Virginia, and Ohio emerging as our top three sales markets.

• The Orion Curve accounted for 31% of units shipped in the quarter.

• EGM equipment sales revenue benefitted from the planned sale of approximately 430 previously leased, lower-yielding units to a distributor as part of our ongoing effort to strategically prune under-earning units from our Oklahoma installed base.(3)

Product Highlights

• Placed an additional 120 premium, lease-only Orion Starwall games, increasing our installed base to over 420 games at quarter end. Starwall games continue to perform well and the introduction of additional configuration options offering greater distance between players has the potential to further stimulate operator interest.

• Recently commenced our initial field trial of our Orion Curve Premium package featuring an extension of our player-favorite game theme, Rakin' Bacon.

• Subsequent to quarter end executed an omni-channel enterprise-wide agreement with a large multi-site operator involving our premium lease and for-sale EGM products and our online real money gaming ("RMG") content, set to go live later this year.

• Continue to leverage our exceptional game performance to further penetrate the Virginia and Kentucky Historical Horse Racing ("HHR") markets. Our HHR footprint increased by over 65 units in the 2021 first quarter.

• Expanded our Orion Curve footprint to comprise over 420 units as of March 31, 2021, representing a net quarterly sequential increase of approximately 95 units. The recent introduction of our strong-performing Ultimate Choice Jackpots family of games on the Orion Curve has received a strong reception in the market to date.

(2) "Domestic" includes both the United States and Canada.

(3) The 430 units were not included in our sold unit count or ASP for the current period.

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Table Products Quarterly Results

• Adjusted EBITDA increased 57.1% year-over-year to a quarterly record $1.4 million. Adjusted EBITDA improved 7.2% on a quarterly sequential basis. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 51.2% compared to 36.2% in the prior y ear period.

• Gaming operations, or recurring revenue, increased 17.3% year-over-year to a record $2.7 million, supported by continued growth in our installed base and customer adoption of our all-inclusive site license offering, the AGS Arsenal.

• Our installed base increased by 465 units year-over-year and 108 units on a quarterly sequential basis, aided by the growing appeal of our progressive and side bet product portfolio. We estimate approximately 90% of our installed base was active at quarter end.

• Operator interest in our industry-leading suite of table game progressive products continues to build, as evidenced by the 77 unit quarterly sequential increase in our progressive installed base to a record 1,619 units.

• We successfully launched our Bonus Spin Xtreme progressive in the 2021 first quarter and the pipeline continues to grow. Additionally, we continue to see growing demand for our Royal 9 Baccarat and Super 4 STAX progressives.

• We were live with six site licenses as of March 31, 2021 and interest levels remain high as operators look for ways to further enhance the efficiency of their table game operations.

• Equipment sales revenue decreased $0.1 million year-over-year, reflecting a decrease in DexS card shuffler and other table game product sales.
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Interactive Quarterly Results

• Total Interactive revenue increased 41.3% year-over-year to $2.1 million, while Adjusted EBITDA totaled $0.5 million, marking an approximately $0.3 million increase versus the prior year.

• Interactive achieved positive Adjusted EBITDA for the fifth consecutive quarter, supported by continued growth within our RMG business.

• Real Money Gaming ("RMG") revenue increased 110.4% year-over-year to a new quarterly record of $1.4 million, aided by our steadily improving game performance, successful launch into the Pennsylvania (Q2 20) and Michigan (Q1 21) iGaming markets, and back-end integrations with additional B2C iGaming operators. We also believe COVID-19 stay-at-home measures and other macroeconomic tailwinds further supported our quarterly performance. RMG revenue improved over 50% on a quarterly sequential basis.

• In Q2 21 we expect to launch our RMG platform with 11 new operator partners and introduce additional proprietary AGS content, including our first table game offering, to the iGaming market.

• Social gaming revenue declined 13.7% versus the prior year period. We believe our 2020 first quarter B2C Social gaming revenue benefitted from the consumers' preference to stay at home as COVID-19 began to spread, a benefit that was less pronounced in the 2021 first quarter as COVID-19 case counts declined and vaccination efforts progressed. Recently implemented cost savings initiatives helped to mitigate the impact of the Social gaming revenue decline on our reported Interactive Adjusted EBITDA.

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Liquidity and Capital Expenditures

As of March 31, 2021, we had $107.3 million of available liquidity compared to $111.7 million at December 31, 2020. The total principal amount of debt outstanding, as of March 31, 2021, was $620.9 million, predominantly comprised of $619.5 million in first lien term loans, which mature in 2024.

In May 2020, we issued an additional $95.0 million in secured term loans to increase the Company’s cash position and facilitate financial flexibility considering uncertainty in the gaming industry at the time resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. In conjunction with the $95.0 million offering, the Company negotiated a financial covenant relief period through December 31, 2020 related to its net first lien leverage ratio financial covenant and implemented a revised calculation of Adjusted EBITDA to measure the net first lien leverage ratio for the first three quarters of 2021. As of March 31, 2021, our net first lien leverage ratio, measured in accordance with the revised calculation of Adjusted EBITDA described above, was 4.0 times, putting us in compliance with our financial covenant.

Total net debt, which is the principal amount of debt outstanding less cash and cash equivalents, as of March 31, 2021, was approximately $543.6 million compared to $540.8 million at December 31, 2020. Our Total Net Debt Leverage Ratio decreased from 7.5 times at December 31, 2020 to 7.4 times at March 31, 2021 (see Total Net Debt Leverage Ratio Reconciliation below(4)).

Capital expenditures decreased by 6.9% year-over-year to $9.9 million in the current period, in line with our plans to conservatively manage the use of our cash and only invest in those projects providing the highest potential return on our investment. The current quarter's capital expenditures were primarily comprised of $5.2 million in growth capital expenditures, which reflect costs associated with the placement of additional units into our leased installed base, and $3.8 million in intangible capital expenditures, inclusive of capitalized internal software development costs.

(4) Total Adjusted EBITDA and total net debt leverage ratio are non-GAAP measures, see non-GAAP reconciliation below.

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Company Overview

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

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AGS Investor & Media Contacts:

Brad Boyer, Vice President of Investor Relations, Corporate Development and Strategy
bboyer@playags.com

Julia Boguslawski, Chief Marketing Officer
jboguslawski@playags.com


©2021 PlayAGS, Inc. Products referenced herein are sold by AGS LLC or other subsidiaries of PlayAGS, Inc. Solely for convenience, marks, trademarks and trade names referred to in this press release appear without the ® and TM and SM symbols, but such references are not intended to indicate, in any way, that PlayAGS, Inc. will not assert, to the fullest extent under applicable law, its rights or the rights of the applicable licensor to these marks, trademarks and trade names.

Forward-Looking Statement

This release contains, and oral statements made from time to time by our representatives may contain, forward-looking statements based on management’s current expectations and projections, which are intended to qualify for the safe harbor of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the proposed public offering and other statements identified by words such as “believe,” “will,” “may,” “might,” “likely,” “expect,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “believes,” “continues,” “projects” and similar references to future periods, or by the inclusion of forecasts or projections. All forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections of future events.

These forward-looking statements reflect the current views, models, and assumptions of AGS, and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or qualified and could cause actual results in AGS’s performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the ability of AGS to maintain strategic alliances, unit placements or installations, grow revenue, garner new market share, secure new licenses in new jurisdictions, successfully develop or place proprietary product, comply with regulations, have its games approved by relevant jurisdictions, the effects of COVID-19 on the Company’s business and results of operations and other factors set forth under Item 1. “Business,” Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in AGS’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements made herein are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurance that the actual results, events or developments referenced herein will occur or be realized. Readers are cautioned that all forward-looking statements speak only to the facts and circumstances present as of the date of this press release. AGS expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE WITH FINANCIAL SPREADSHEET: http://investors.playags.com/news/press-releases/press-release-details/2021/AGS-Reports-First-Quarter-2021-Results/default.aspx

PRESENTATION AT http://s22.q4cdn.com/316621966/files/doc_financials/2021/q1/AGS-Earnings-Deck-Q1-21-FINAL.pdf.

PRESS RELEASE - May 6, 2021


Fantini CEO Insights

One-On-One Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders


DREITZER ON GROWTH PLANS FOR GAMING ARTS

New CEO Mike Dreitzer discusses plans by Gaming Arts to grow as a major games supplier and its unique new product, Casino Wizard, an electronic table game in a slot format.

Dreitzer’s interview: https://youtu.be/Agz7XR2kNtY.


Fantini’s CEO Insights are sponsored by IGT.


Some of the videos previously released in the series feature
Tom Reeg of Caesars, Jay Snowden of Penn National,
Greg Carlin of Rush Street, Renato Ascoli of IGT
and Barry Cottle of Scientific Games.

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



Other video interviews in the Insights series ¬– Emerging Insights, Investor Insights and Public Policy Insights – can be viewed at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10547


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

Popular linked jackpot series by Konami Gaming offers a sea of wheel spin opportunities for players


Las Vegas, NV — May 5, 2021

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced the launch of its Ocean Spin video slot series for availability in North America, following high rates of ongoing performance across debut locations. The premium linked progressive game is featured on Konami’s award-winning DIMENSION 49J™ machine, which has seen widespread success since premiering last year with Konami’s popular All Aboard™ game.  Indexing as high as 5x house average, Ocean Spin’s starting performance has achieved even greater levels than All Aboard’s starting performance. Konami’s Ocean Spin is the industry’s No. 1 top performing New Premium Video Title, according to ReelMetric’s April 2021 ReelHot Index.

“Ocean Spin has shown an exceptionally strong arrival for initial casino sites in the U.S.,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “The game’s eye-catching wheel spin bonus, transportive play environment, and outstanding presentation on the casino floor, all come together for a winning slot entertainment spotlight.”

Konami’s Ocean Spin is the second premium series released on its DIMENSION 49J cabinet, which features a 49-inch, J-curve display in 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD). At the top of each game screen, animated bubbles float seamlessly across every connected machine, filled with potential bonus opportunities. During the game’s signature Ocean Spin Feature, the player is invited to spin the animated bonus prize bubbles by swiping across the large touchscreen display. Prize bubbles whiz across the entire bank or pod, until the spinner lands on a credit award, free games, or instant progressive jackpot with full-screen celebration.

“This premium linked series offers a wide mix of bonus experiences for players, including unique symbol-driven events for each of the compatible base games: Kingdom’s Treasures and Pirate’s Riches,” said Jingoli. “Konami is thrilled by the strong performance results and player response achieved with DIMENSION 49J, and we look forward to continued growth for this proven cabinet format.”

Ocean Spin is available now, with a variety of bank and pod configuration options. Those interested in learning more are encouraged to contact their Konami representative for the latest information.

For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.
Tuesday, 4th May 2021 - Inspired Entertainment, Inc (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) is pleased to announce the launch of Scarab Gold™, an ancient Egyptian themed 6-reel, 5-row, Ways slot game available on mobile devices and online.

With vibrant graphics and an exotic Egyptian soundtrack, Scarab Gold’s high-spec game design and innovative Mystery Boost™ gameplay mechanics create a visually impactful and entertaining iGaming experience for players.

The game offers an enhanced portrait-play version with the Mystery Boost mechanic giving players additional chances to win. The Mystery Boost features blank symbols that if combined with a Scarab symbol, transform into a reel symbol.

The Free Spins Bonus, which is triggered by three or more scatters, offers players additional layers of engagement. It features an increasing unlimited multiplier on each cascade and mystery symbols that will reveal reel symbols, bonus coins or retriggers.

Claire Osborne, Vice President of Interactive at Inspired, said: “We’re delighted to be launching Scarab Gold, which transports players to the mysterious era of Ancient Egypt and gives them 15,625 cascading ways to potentially win big. Regarded as one of Ancient Egypt’s most popular amulets, the game’s jewelled Scarab represents good luck and fortune, which are welcome sentiments among all slot enthusiasts. Its beautiful, vibrant graphics coupled with the Mystery Boost™ gameplay mechanic and its free spins bonus will help make Scarab Gold a successful hit among players and our operator partners alike.”

Scarab Gold is a medium volatility game with a return to player (RTP) rate of 95%, aimed at the casual online casino player.

Head over to Inspired’s website to sample Scarab Gold here: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games/scarab-gold/

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

LONDON, May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that Walter Bugno, Executive Vice President of New Business and Strategic Initiatives, has resigned to pursue a new professional opportunity. Mr. Bugno will continue in his current position until May 14, 2021.

"I would like to thank Walter for his accomplishments over the course of more than 10 years of senior leadership at IGT. His efforts have made meaningful contributions to the strength of our global leadership," said IGT CEO Marco Sala"At every stage of his time with IGT, Walter successfully engaged teams across multiple regions, built significant customer relationships, fostered continued talent development and championed innovation throughout his organization. On behalf of everyone at IGT, I wish Walter well in his future endeavors."

Following Mr. Bugno's departure, IGT new business responsibilities will be divided among the Global Lottery and Global Gaming business units. Responsibilities for strategic initiatives will be assumed by the IGT Strategy and Corporate Development support function.

LAS VEGAS (April 30, 2021) – Tomorrow, Win-River Resort & Casino kicks off a month-long celebration of its 28th anniversary, and Aristocrat Gaming™ is helping to mark the special occasion with the grand opening of a Lightning Link Lounge™ and a Dragon Link Den™ at the thrilling northern California property.

Win-River’s Lightning Link Lounge is home to 38 of Aristocrat’s electrifying Lightning Link™ games and the Dragon Link Den has 20 player-favorite Dragon Link™ games.

Win-River’s Director of Gaming Gary Hayward, Jr. said, "Win-River is northern California's most exciting entertainment and gaming destination, and the new Lightning Link Lounge and Dragon Link Den will push the excitement level even higher. The opening of these two new slot areas – filled with games Win-River players love – is a fantastic way to start our 28th anniversary celebration.”

“Everyone at Aristocrat Gaming congratulates Win-River on 28 exciting years, and what better way to celebrate with their players than to create new spaces dedicated to their favorite games, Lightning Link and Dragon Link. Here’s to 28 more years of fun!” said Jon Hanlin, Aristocrat’s senior vice president of commercial strategy and business analytics.

Lightning Link and Dragon Link are global sensations, and their popularity led Aristocrat to create the Lounge and Den concept, where players can easily enjoy a high concentration of their favorite games all in one destination on the casino floor.

Since its launch in 2015, Aristocrat’s multiple award-winning Lightning Link struck a chord with players around the world and has grown in popularity year after year.

Dragon Link is a multi-denomination game with brilliant and colorful base games. Dragon Link Happy & Prosperous was named the year’s Top Performing Premium Game and the year’s Top Performing Proprietary Branded Game at the 2020 EKG Awards.

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LAKEWOOD, N.J. (April 28, 2021) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has promoted three technology authorities to director positions. Joe Carlon is now Sr. Director of Engineering, N. America; John Owen is now Director of IT, EMEA; and Jesse Peterson is now Director of IT Security, N. America.
Carlon is widely considered one of the world’s leading iGaming and sports betting authorities and was recently named one of GGB Magazine’s “25 People to Watch for 2021.” Click here to listen to GGB’s podcast with Carlon.
 
Owen and Peterson lead GLI’s global IT teams, and their work helps to ensure GLI’s clients’ information and data is secure while in the lab, among other far-reaching IT-related responsibilities.
 
“GLI is a global company of incredibly skilled engineers and technology authorities. Joe, John, and Jesse are leaders in their field, and we are thrilled to announce their promotions,” said GLI Executive Vice President Paul Magno. “While we have promoted dozens of our team members, we are always seeking highly qualified technology experts to join our growing team.”
 
GLI recently announced promotions of dozens of team members throughout its network of international locations, including engineers and six new vice presidents. Additionally, GLI has added staff, from senior level to entry level positions. The staffing additions and moves further strengthen GLI’s abilities to serve regulators, suppliers, and perators in the more than 480 jurisdictions in which GLI operates.