LAS VEGAS, April 27, 2021 – AGS (or the “Company”) (NYSE: AGS) today announced it has signed a license agreement with the National Hockey League (“NHL”) for NHL-themed slot games and table product offerings in the U.S. and Canada. A Vegas Golden Knights-themed slot machine is the first in the collection, with a debut late last week at South Point Casino on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Players at South Point Casino will be able to take a spin on the new slot game – Vegas Golden Knights. This hockey-themed game is “Vegas Born” just like the Golden Knights and it’s larger than life – taking the space of three standard slot games at a gigantic eight feet wide and eight feet tall.

Located just outside the Big Sur Oyster Bar at South Point, the Vegas Golden Knights slot game delivers the ultimate power play experience, featuring multiplier wilds that maximize the win to as much as 10x the bet, and scatter pays that can deliver massive wins when players land one or two Vegas Stars, one or two Golden Knights, or one multiplier. With a roomy seat built for more than one player, the Vegas Golden Knights slot game encourages players to sit and enjoy the experience with family and friends.

South Point Slot Director Cliff Paige said, “We are elated to be the first casino to unveil the Vegas Golden Knights slot game, and look forward to offering our loyal players, many of whom are Las Vegas locals and huge Golden Knights fans, with a hockey-themed slot experience based on an enormously popular team. We expect the Vegas Golden Knights game to do very well; not only does the game offer a community-style play experience as people gather to watch those giant reels spin, but it also provides a great social media photo opp.”

AGS, a corporate partner of the Vegas Golden Knights, sponsors the Play of the Knight, which replays and highlights a key moment from each home game. Through its partnership with the team, AGS has been able to offer community outreach initiatives such as bringing Golden Knights team ambassadors to its adopted Griffith Elementary School, a Title 1 school located in Las Vegas, in addition to providing multiple brand engagement opportunities for its local employees.

AGS Chief Marketing Officer Julia Boguslawski said, “As a corporate partner of the Golden Knights and being headquartered in Las Vegas, it was the perfect opportunity for AGS to deliver an engaging and highly social gaming experience on an attention-grabbing slot cabinet to capitalize on the team’s enormous popularity and success.”

Successfully transitions Pennsylvania & Indiana onto platform, while concurrently launching mobile sports betting in Colorado

IRVINE, Calif. GAN Limited (the “Company” or “GAN”) (NASDAQ: GAN), a leading full-service internet gaming software-as-a-service provider to the real money internet gaming, online sports betting, and simulated gaming industries, today announced a successful multi-state transition onto its platform for Churchill Downs Incorporated’s TwinSpires branded sports betting and iGaming operations in Pennsylvania and sports betting operations in Indiana. Additionally, GAN launched inaugural mobile sports betting operations for TwinSpires in Colorado, which, when coupled with the previously launched solutions in Michigan and Tennessee, brings the GAN-powered TwinSpires brand to five total states. This provides for TwinSpires to leverage its strong brand across horse racing and sports customers in advance of the upcoming 147th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 1st.

Following the migration onto GAN’s technology platform the company is pleased to support TwinSpires Sportsbook in Michigan, Colorado, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Indiana with its leading player account management platform, in addition to powering TwinSpires’ Casino offering in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Both online casino and sports customers will be able to enjoy an uninterrupted playing experience with any product, in any state, on a single app leveraging GAN’s proprietary technology operating framework.

Dermot Smurfit, Chief Executive Officer of GAN, commented:

“The team did an amazing job of concurrently migrating and launching TwinSpires’ Sportsbook & iGaming offering in three states in the span of a week, which serves to highlight our speed to market and unique capabilities to seamlessly handle highly complex migrations. We remain humbled to work with an industry leading entertainment company with some of the most historic and diversified assets in the gaming industry. We look forward to our continued partnership to assist Churchill Downs Incorporated in its efforts to replicate their longstanding success in land-based gaming in online sports betting and iGaming.”

Ian Williams, President of Online Gaming, Churchill Downs Incorporated, commented:

“We set out an ambitious plan to migrate from our existing supplier and launch our TwinSpires brand in three new states before this year’s Kentucky Derby. Both teams have done a tremendous job in achieving this goal and we believe we are well-positioned for growth as we roll into Derby week, our busiest week of the year, with TwinSpires now available for betting on sports, iGaming and Kentucky Derby in five states.”

LAS VEGAS (April 26, 2021) – Aristocrat Gaming™ and the Las Vegas Aviators® have hit a home run with a new partnership announced today. The partnership makes Aristocrat an official partner of the Aviators and Las Vegas Ballpark, further deepening Aristocrat’s commitment to its host community of Las Vegas.
 
As a proud partner, Aristocrat will have several activations at Aviators home games. For example, each time the Aviators score a run, the audience will enjoy a “stampede” sound effect from Aristocrat’s globally popular Buffalo™ slot game. Furthermore, fans can look forward to 21+ audience participation event opportunities during certain home games.
 
“Each of us at Aristocrat is thrilled to be an official partner of the Las Vegas Aviators. Las Vegas is the host community for our Americas headquarters, and we are honored to give back to the town we call home, and to continue to bring joy to life through the power of play, on the field and on the casino floor,” said Hector Fernandez, president of Aristocrat Americas and EMEA.
 
“There is no better place than Las Vegas Ballpark to enjoy the American pastime of baseball, said Don Logan, president, chief operations officer, Las Vegas Aviators. “Community support of our team and Ballpark means everything to us, and we are excited to call Aristocrat a partner. We can’t wait to hear Aristocrat’s ‘stampede’ effect every time we score!”
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LAS VEGASApril 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming Arts, LLC, a privately held, end-to-end gaming equipment and technology supplier today announced two major promotions within its executive team.

 

First, Mike Dreitzer, currently serving as President of Gaming Arts, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer.

Mike Dreitzer

Secondly, Matt Heyerdahl, Chief Accounting Officer & Director of Finance, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer.

Matt Heyerdahl Gaming Arts CFO adobespark

Matt Heyerdahl

 

David Colvin, founder of Gaming Arts, will continue to serve as its Chairman along with Eric Colvin who will maintain his role as CTO.

Gaming Arts' Founder and Chairman David Colvin commented, "Over the last several years, under the leadership of Mike Dreitzer, Gaming Arts has made tremendous strides in advancing its core product lines of Bingo and Keno, while simultaneously experiencing one of the fastest rollouts ever for a new slot machine market entrant, with more than 600 individual placements in less than two years. This all occurred despite the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.

Also, during this period, Gaming Arts' list of licensed jurisdictions has continued to grow. The company now has upwards of 130 current gaming licenses. In addition, many more state, tribal and Canadian provincial licenses are in process, promising a continual expansion of market access for Gaming Arts.  Notably, the Company will also soon be entering both the Historical Horse Racing (HHR) and interactive gaming spaces, extending its market reach still further.  Mike Dreitzer, along with the entire Gaming Arts team, played a big role in this progress.

Colvin continued, "Matt Heyerdahl started right as pandemic closures began last year.  He has proven himself to be very effective under high-pressure circumstances and was key to our ability to weather the COVID-19 storm.  He has the capabilities, leadership qualities and correct approach for the role of CFO as we move to our next phase."

"Both Mike and Matt have distinguished themselves as true industry leaders by propelling Gaming Arts so rapidly and professionally. The company is now well positioned for great success, and I look forward to continuing to work with Mike and Matt and the team closely in the days ahead as they assume these new roles," Colvin concluded.

While receiving his promotion, Mike Dreitzer said, "I am thankful for the trust that David Colvin and his family have placed in me to lead Gaming Arts as its next CEO.  With lots of hard work and team work by our incredible group, it's clear that there are great things ahead for Gaming Arts.  I can't wait to see where we can go from here."

Matt Heyerdahl commented, "I am humbled and delighted by this promotion to CFO.  We've made great strides since the onset of the pandemic, yet there are many more challenges ahead.  I look forward to working with Mike and David and the team to continue to progress Gaming Arts as a key player in the gaming suppler space."

David Colvin, Chairman, will continue to lead Gaming Arts' intellectual property initiatives and remain very closely involved in finance and marketing efforts. Additionally, David will continue his leading role in the Company's R&D efforts along with Moises Navarrete, VP of Technology and Keith Kruczynski, VP of Game Development and Design.  In this capacity, Colvin, along with Navarrete, led the development of the amazing new line of VertX™ Grand gaming cabinets along with many other cutting-edge R&D projects.

The promotions are effective immediately.

Las Vegas, NV — April 21, 2021 Ainsworth Game Technology (ASX:AGI) (“Ainsworth”) has partnered with Konami Gaming, Inc. to launch historical horse racing machines (“HRMs”) for Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”).

Konami’s newly-engineered historical horse racing machines will operate on Ainsworth’s proprietary Historical Horse Racing System. Konami’s HRMs include a suite of popular game titles and cabinet platforms.

The machines will be deployed at CDI’s HRM facilities in Kentucky, including Derby City Gaming, Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel, and Newport Racing & Gaming. Players can experience a variety of Konami game play entertainment, with the potential for free games, progressive jackpots, bonus awards, and other exciting prizes.

“We have maintained strong and mutually beneficial relations with CDI since Ainsworth developed the systems and led the opening of Derby City Gaming with nearly 1,000 games about two years ago,” said Ainsworth Chief Commercial Officer Deron Hunsberger. “The addition of Konami content and platforms to our system will provide an even stronger product mix at the CDI properties.”

“This launch offers CDI guests even more opportunities to discover new game titles and enjoy a unique experience on the floor,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “We are excited to work together to create more gaming possibilities for players and properties in the HRM space.”

For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.gaming.konami.com.

LONDON, April 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 20, 2021, Beatrice H. Bassey notified International Game Technology PLC (the "Company") of her intention not to stand for re-election as a member of the Company's Board of Directors. Ms. Bassey will serve out her remaining term and will depart from the Company's Board of Directors and its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee effective immediately after the conclusion of the Company's annual general meeting of shareholders (the "AGM") to be held on May 11, 2021. Ms. Bassey has advised the Company that her intent not to stand for re-election is due to other professional commitments, as well as challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ms. Bassey further advised the Company that it was a privilege to work alongside the terrific Board and talented and dedicated staff of the Company, and that she remains supportive of the Company's operations, policies and strategy.

As a result, the proposed resolution for her continued appointment to the Board of Directors (resolution number 5) which was included in the notice of AGM and proxy materials distributed to shareholders on April 1, 2021, and which can be found in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.igt.com, is now withdrawn. The withdrawal of resolution number 5 does not otherwise affect the validity of the notice of AGM, the proxy form or any proxy votes already submitted on other proposed resolutions. The numbering of all other proposed resolutions at the AGM will remain unchanged.

"On behalf of the IGT Board of Directors, I would like to thank Beatrice for her dedicated service and valuable contributions to the Board. We wish her well in her future endeavors," said Lorenzo Pellicioli, Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors.

The size of the Company's Board of Directors will be reduced to ten directors effective immediately after the conclusion of the Company's AGM on May 11, 2021.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021 - Inspired Entertainment, Inc (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) is excited to announce the launch of Cops ‘n’ Robbers Megaways™, a six-reel Megaways™ slot title available on mobile devices and online.

Set in the city, Cops ‘n’ Robbers Megaways is an action-packed slot featuring the iconic branding of the classic Cops ‘n’ Robbers® game mixed with the popular Megaways™ game mechanic.

Giving players 117,649 ways to pull off a big win, Cops ‘n’ Robbers Megaways with its vibrant graphics, its innovative gameplay and its immersive outlaw soundtrack will have players on the edge of their seats trying to bag the loot. Watch out for red reels, which increase the Megaways available to players.

Packed with cascading wins and mystery symbols, the bonuses can be triggered by three, four, five or six scatters. When the bonus symbols land, players get a choice between Free Spins and the classic Chase Bonus. The game’s Free Spins Bonus features: Walking Wilds, Stacked Wilds, and an Unlimited Win Multiplier.

Offering multiple layers of engagement, Cops ‘n’ Robbers Megaways gives players the chance to build up cash winnings and avoid the Cop in the Chase Bonus. They’ll face the I.D. Parade if they get caught! Bonus Buy option is available in certain jurisdictions.

Steve Collett, Chief Product Officer at Inspired, said: “We’re thrilled to be setting the sirens off with the launch of Cops ‘n’ Robbers Megaways, a vibrant, action-packed slot offering players thousands of fun ways to bag the loot. We’ve been true to the brand and kept the game’s key iconic imagery intact while lifting the gameplay and added exciting new features, taking this version to another exhilarating level. The game offers a variety of players a fun and exciting gaming experience, making it a bonafide hit for us and our operator partners, at launch and beyond.”

Developed by Inspired’s Bell-Fruit Games team, Cops ‘n’ Robbers Megaways is aimed at the casual online casino player. With a return to player (RTP) rate of 95%, it is a medium volatility game, that offers players a socially responsible and robust gaming experience.

Cops n Robbers Megways

Head over to Inspired’s website to sample Cops ‘n’ Robbers here: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games/cops-n-robbers-megaways.

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

LONDON – April 20, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its omnichannel Powerbucks® Slots continued making millionaires by awarding two life-changing jackpots in March.

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

  • On March 17, an online Powerbucks player won CA$1,194,278 playing Wheel of Fortune® Hawaiian Getaway in Quebec, Canada.
  • On March 24, an online Powerbucks player won CA$1,000,000 playing Wheel of Fortune® Ruby Riches in Quebec, Canada.

 

IGT Powerbucks Slots have paid 27 jackpots of $1 million or more since its Canadian debut in 2016. 

Company to deploy its proven INTELLIGEN system as part of a seven-year contract with the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission

LONDON, April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), was awarded a long-term contract from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission to upgrade the video lottery central system that connects more than 11,500 video lottery terminals (VLTs) and electronic table games (ETGs) across the State's six casinos. The contract runs through September 2028 and includes the option to extend for up to an additional four years.

IGT will install its enhanced INTELLIGEN™ video lottery central system software that supports the volume, complexity and security of monitoring and controlling every VLT and ETG in Maryland. The upgrade features sophisticated site controllers that will maintain network diagnostics and communications between all gaming machines, and will provide advanced business intelligence tools for easy, day-to-day operations management and reporting, and new disaster recovery technology.

"IGT's INTELLIGEN system enables the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission to utilize advanced tools and industry-leading technology which is integral to the ongoing success of the VLT program," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "IGT has been the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission's trusted partner and the sole provider of its VLT systems since the State's first casino opened in 2010. Maryland's VLT program is robust, and we look forward to contributing to its continued success throughout the next decade."

As the leader in the regulated video lottery industry, IGT deploys its INTELLIGEN systems worldwide, connecting a wide range of VLTs in a variety of gaming environments. The software is built on IGT's more than 25 years of central systems experience and offers stable, secure command and control capabilities.

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.

19 April 2021

Content from Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, will be added to Pariplay’s leading aggregator platform Fusion™ following a multi-jurisdictional distribution agreement between the two suppliers.

Greentube’s extensive games portfolio including Book of Ra™ deluxe and fan-favourites Lucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe and Sizzling Hot™ deluxe will be made available to Pariplay’s extensive operator network.

The agreement covers multiple regulated markets and will see the reach of Greentube’s content significantly extended.

Greentube’s diverse portfolio offers proven online adaptations of NOVOMATIC titles as well as new and innovative content designed and produced in-house. The supplier already has a strong foothold in several markets as its content is available with an array of leading operators.

Pariplay’s Fusion™ platform is licensed in more than 16 regulated markets and hosts one of the industry’s most comprehensive offerings.

Christine Lewis, Chief Commercial Officer at Pariplay, said: “Greentube’s content needs no introduction with some of the industry’s most popular games on offer that are loved by players all over the world.

Their slot catalogue has a wide appeal and makes a valuable addition to any operator’s casino lobby.”

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO at Greentube, said: “Our content has gained a global following and we aim to offer as many players as possible our entertaining and engaging games. Pariplay is a leading aggregator, offering premium content to a vast number of industry operators, so joining forces with them made complete sense for us, and we are excited for what comes next.”

FANTINI RESEARCH  and  SPECTRUM GAMING GROUP   

PRESS RELEASE    APRIL 19, 2021                                       

Public Policy Insights

Interviews with Public Policy Leaders in Gaming

 
PUBLIC POLICY FOCUS: DISTRIBUTED GAMING

Michael Pollock, managing director of Spectrum Gaming, discusses his recommendations for public policy makers considering distributed gaming.

See Pollock’s interview at https://youtu.be/VhdVxOcTKmU.


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.

Previously released in the series are those with
Laura Briggs, director of public policy at Fantini Research;
Keith Pickard, NCLGS President and Nevada State Senator;
Keith Whyte, executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling;
Richard Kalm, Executive Director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board; and
Bill Miller, CEO of the American Gaming Association.

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

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.

LAS VEGAS, April 19, 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 content, financial technology and player loyalty solutions, announced a new contract with British Columbia Lottery Commission (“BCLC”). Pursuant to this contract, Everi Digital recently launched its online slot content on BCLC’s PlayNow.com. Everi Digital became the third slot content supplier to provide BCLC with both online and land-based slot games.

With this new agreement, Everi becomes the largest provider of three-reel stepper products to PlayNow.com’s online casino. With Everi’s extensive library of proven, player-popular stepper games, Everi will be able to expand by up to 10 times the amount of stepper content presently available to PlayNow.com players throughout British Columbia. Additionally, Everi will also be providing its latest successful video slot content for use on PlayNow.com’s online casino.

“We are extremely excited to continue working with BCLC to provide our high-performing game content that has proven popular with players in their land-based casinos to their growing audience of online players,” said David Lucchese, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Digital for Everi. “Online players in a growing number of markets clearly enjoy the experience provided by our library of world-class games, and the expansion of our partnership with BCLC demonstrates our efforts to leverage our engaging content to further expand our Digital gaming business.”

PRESS RELEASE - April 15, 2021

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

 

TVB CEO TALKS CONVERGENCE OF MEDIA AND GAMING
Steve Lanzano, CEO of TVB, the trade association of America’s local TV industry, discusses the growing relationship between media and the impact as sports betting proliferates as well as what it means financially to investors.
Lanzano’s interview: https://youtu.be/OBR6c-QVeSo.

 

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

Video interviews for all of 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

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

LAS VEGAS (April 15, 2021) – Gaming industry legend and Managing Director of Gaming Consultants International Neil Spencer is featured 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 at https://gaminglabs.com/illuminatingconversations.
 
Perhaps best described as “a consultant’s consultant,” Spencer brings nearly 40 years of casino floor experience to his conversation with GLI President/CEO James Maida, where the pair put a sharp focus on changing consumer behavior.
Viewers will gain critical insight into key questions, such as how has the pandemic shifted consumer behavior and the casino floor landscape, and are those changes permanent? What about new technologies like cashless, online gaming, and sports betting? And how do responsible gaming initiatives such as AML and KYC fit into it all?
 
Hosted by Maida, Illuminating Conversations is a monthly series of thought-provoking dialogs available on-demand. The series is one more way GLI helps regulators, suppliers, and operators navigate unchartered territory, providing insights and unique perspectives from worldwide experts and empowering viewers to stay one step ahead in the ever-evolving gaming landscape.  As we emerge from this challenging time, GLI remains consciously committed to providing the valuable information and education needed to help viewers mitigate risk, identify fresh opportunities, and look at challenges in new ways, ultimately with the hopes that viewers will not only increase their confidence to explore new opportunities but excel as they reach their goals.
Previous episodes are also available for viewing and have featured Eilers & Krejcik’s Gaming Principal Todd Eilers and Jamaica Betting, Gaming Lottery Commission Executive Director Vitus Evans. The next episode will feature NIGA Chairman Ernest Stevens, Jr. and is slated to air this May.
 
Be the first to know when new episodes are available by following GLI on LinkedInTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

NEWS RELEASE - April 14, 2021

Cavalcade of Innovation
New product demo now available from Aristocrat

 

Aristocrat is showcasing the MarsX Portrait Cabinet that features a wireless phone charger and is available with several games including Triple Grand Fortunes and Cash Across.

View at: https://youtu.be/_OvPwHpgNnM.

The Cavalcade of Innovation is sponsored by Ainsworth.

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (April 13, 2021) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has promoted dozens of team members throughout its global offices, across a wide variety of positions and job functions, and throughout the company’s strata.
 
Promoted to senior vice president are Christine Gallo, Compliance and Quality Assurance, and Kevin Mullally, Government Relations and General Counsel.
 
Promoted to vice president are Elizabeth Harrison, Human Resources; Mackenzie Haugh, Engineering; Sangeeta Reddy, Engineering; and Angela Zografos, Vice President, Legal, Corporate and Regulatory Compliance.
 
Throughout the company’s global laboratories, dozens of engineers have also been promoted.
The announcement is the latest in a string of news from the company celebrating promotions and new hires and reflects GLI’s continued commitment to its global team members at all levels as well as to the regulators, suppliers, and operators it serves.
 
“I am thrilled to announce these promotions and am equally excited that they are taking place in each of our labs around the world. These exemplary leaders are examples of what we mean at GLI when we say to clients that we are ready for what tomorrow brings. Each of them are ready to provide the critical local insights needed for our clients to explore new markets, meet any challenge, and ready to help our clients meet their goals – plain and simple. We are so proud of each of them for all they have achieved through their hard work and diligence and look forward to great things in the future,” said GLI President/CEO James Maida.
 
Through the worldwide challenges seen over the last year that affected all of us, GLI remained focused on developing our talent so each team member can form critical client partnerships, working to identify where and how to best meet our client’s changing needs. As part of work over the past year during the pandemic, the company invested in reshaping its leadership for the GLI of tomorrow with an even greater focus on customer service, client retention, internal team member growth and engagement, and world-class service delivery.
 
Discover a world of opportunity at gaminglabs.com/careers.

LONDON – April 8, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter “IGT”), was awarded a one-year contract extension with the Wisconsin Lottery, continuing IGT’s current contract through May 2026.

IGT will help evolve the Wisconsin Lottery’s traditional retail offerings through the creation and delivery of new player-facing digital solutions and the provision of additional self-service lottery equipment, driving engagement and bringing more convenience to players.

IGT will provide the Wisconsin Lottery with an additional 70 Gemini Ultra self-service vending machines and an additional 20 award-winning GameTouch™ self-service terminals, which were specifically built for national retail chains.

“Since our inception in 1988, the Lottery has relied on IGT to help continuously grow our sales and deliver engaging games to players," said Cindy Polzin, Wisconsin Lottery Director. “With this contract extension, IGT is once again helping to modernize our products and solutions while continuing to deliver an outstanding player experience. Our players will certainly enjoy more self-service vending machines in retail stores across the state."

“IGT understands how multi-channel player engagement can help lotteries achieve their goals, and we’re committed to working with the Wisconsin Lottery to grow its business by creating new digital solutions and delivering additional self-service hardware,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. “IGT will continue to provide guidance and support as the Lottery takes steps to digitize elements of the retail player experience and provide a convenient player journey.”

IGT has served as the primary lottery technology supplier for the Wisconsin Lottery since 1988. IGT provides the Lottery with its central systems, retail and self-service lottery terminals and equipment, instant tickets, telemarketing, and warehousing and distribution.

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.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 11,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and its consolidated subsidiaries (the “Company”) and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions, and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations, or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of the Company as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as “aim,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “plan,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “shall”, “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “future,” “guidance,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project” or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company’s control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance, or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the factors and risks described in the Company’s annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2020 and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC, which are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider these factors and other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company’s business. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Total Contract Value is Estimated to be in Excess of $450k Once Fully Deployed.

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 BOHA!® Solutions upgrade order from an existing food service customer. The customer, a BOHA! Terminal user, will be rolling out the BOHA! Temp app to over 1,000 locations in addition to their current deployment. The company expects to be fully deployed by the end of December 2022.

The customer will be using the BOHA! Temp app to manage their current HACCP procedures. The deployment will allow the customer to eliminate their existing paper-based temperature checklist and give them insights into their temperature management process, allowing for real-time adjustments and updates.

 

"Our BOHA! Temp App will be bringing another customer into the 21st century by allowing them to dispose of their inefficient paper management system, and replace it with our state-of-the-art digital checklist that also gives them access to valuable business intelligence. TransAct’s industry leading BOHA! Solutions gives any food service operator the tools necessary to save time and labor on their fresh food initiatives. We look forward to deploying our BOHA! Temp App and continuing to work with the customer to solve back of house operational challenges with BOHA!" said Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and CEO of TransAct Technologies.

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/

Aristocrat’s innovations lead to nine awards
 
LAS VEGAS (April 7, 2021) – Aristocrat Gaming™ was the big winner again this year in the annual EKG Slot Awards. The company repeated its win of “Best Overall Supplier of Slot Content,” one of nine awards Aristocrat won, more than any other supplier.
 
Aristocrat was also named Most Improved Supplier – Premium as well as Top Social Casino Company.
 
Additionally, Aristocrat repeated wins in several categories, including Top Performing Premium Game, Top Performing Proprietary Branded Game, Top Performing Core Video – Reel Game, and Top Performing New Cabinet.
 
Aristocrat’s recently released innovations also won top awards, including Top Performing New Cabinet, Top Performing New Premium Game, and Top Performing New Video Reel Core Game.
 
Aristocrat won the following awards:
  • Best Overall Supplier of Slot Content
  • Most Improved Supplier – Premium
  • Top Social Casino Company
  • Top Performing Premium Game: Dragon Link Happy & Prosperous™
  • Top Performing Proprietary Branded Game: Dragon Link Happy & Prosperous™
  • Top Performing Core Video – Reel Game: Buffalo Gold Revolution™
  • Top Performing New Cabinet – Premium: MarsX™
  • Top Performing New Premium Game: Cash Express™ Luxury Line Buffalo™
  • Top Performing New Video Reel Core Game: Buffalo Chief™
Further, legendary Aristocrat game innovator Scott Olive was inducted into the Game Development Hall of Fame.
 
“These awards independently verify that at Aristocrat, we are innovation leaders. We have the best people making the best products, and we are grateful to the thousands of creative and dedicated Aristocrat team members worldwide who bring their passion for play to our customers,” Aristocrat Americas President Hector Fernandez said. “At Aristocrat, we have the most diverse and innovative portfolio – all designed to help our customers deliver the best, most entertaining gaming experiences to their players.”
 
The EKG Slot Awards is produced by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG) and recognizes excellence in slot game development in the casino gaming industry.
 
For more information about any of Aristocrat’s industry-leading and award-winning games, cabinets, and system solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocratgaming.com.  
 
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Wednesday, 7th April 2021 - Inspired Entertainment, Inc (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) is pleased to announce the launch of Fishing Cash Pots™, a fun fishing-themed 5x3 reel, 10-line interactive slot game, available online and on mobile devices.

The game’s vibrant, aquatic-rich graphics coupled with its upbeat, tropical soundtrack, gives players the opportunity to reel in big cash prizes as they plunge their fishing rods into the game’s deep blue water.

The ubiquitous Cash Collector bonus gives players a chance to win big by collecting fish and up to three fisherman symbols to triple their bonus.

Claire Osborne, VP Interactive at Inspired, said: “Fishing Cash Pots is a fun and upbeat slot game that casual slot players, with all budgets, can enjoy. It’s a great addition to our Cash Pots range of interactive slot games. The game’s crystal-clear blue waters and colourful symbols will transport players to an exciting world of deep-sea fishing. We’re pleased to be adding Fishing Cash Pots to our growing portfolio of diverse content that meets multiple player tastes, styles and preferences.”

Fishing Cash Pots 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 Fishing Cash Pots here: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games/fishing-cash-pots.

For all of Inspired’s other online and mobile games, head here: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games.
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (April 7, 2021) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has expanded its customer service teams with a combination of promotions and new hires.

Leading GLI’s Client Services is Candi Lopez, who has been promoted to Manager of Client Services for the North American Supplier Team. In her new role she will work alongside GLI’s VP of North American Client Services Salim Adatia focusing on the success of suppliers across North America.

Prior to joining the Client Services Department, Lopez was a Quality Assurance (QA) Supervisor in the QA and Database Department, which enables her to provide unique insights and leadership to her team and clients. Before joining GLI, Lopez proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Also promoted within the North American Supplier Team is Cindy Nguyen, now Senior Account Executive. Her relationships with tribal gaming will help bridge the suppliers, tribes, and technologies as gaming continues to merge land-based and digital gaming. An industry veteran, Nguyen has 19 years of gaming industry experience which includes her previous tenure at San Manuel Gaming Commission prior to joining GLI in 2012.

Kelvin Ortega has been promoted to Account Executive within the North American Supplier Team. Kelvin will leverage valuable cross departmental knowledge while working at GLI since 2015, including Document Specialist in GLI’s QA department, Technical Assistant within GLI’s Engineering department, and most recently in his position of Client Services Coordinator for projects in land-based, iGaming and sports betting.

Joining GLI’s Tribal and Government Client Services Team as Client Service Representative is Joe Decorah. Joe has over 30 years of experience in the gaming industry. He was most recently with Wipfli, where he was responsible for developing sales leads, onboarding customers and growing revenue. Joe is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and served in a variety of roles for his tribe involving gaming regulations and regulatory oversight. He was Chairman of the Ho-Chunk Nation Gaming Commission from 2011-15, and Director of Business Operations for the Ho-Chunk Nation from 2007-2009, where he oversaw over 3,000 employees.

Joining GLI as Account Executive on the North American Supplier Team is Christos Karountzos. A gaming industry veteran of 16 years, his previous roles include Gaming Licensing Analyst for the Illinois Gaming Control Board (IGCB) and Senior Jurisdictional Engineer/Product Manager in Compliance at Scientific Games and WMS Gaming. Karountzos’ regulator and supplier experience will prove highly beneficial in his new role.

Kelly Myers is joining GLI’s Tribal and Government Client Services Team as Client Services Representative. Most recently, she was Compliance and Licensing Manager for the Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission. Myers also served as Chairperson of the Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association. Previously, she was the Chief Operating Officer for the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Enterprises.

“We are incredibly impressed with the array of talents our North American Supplier Team and Tribal and Government Client Services Team bring to GLI and our valued clients. It is an exciting time to be in our industry as we begin to emerge from the difficulties of the past year and see the great promise on the horizon. Our new team members, working with our pool of talented and tenured staff, will provide the technical guidance, insights, and confidence to help our clients realize their dreams and help develop the bright future of gaming,” said GLI President/CEO James Maida.

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CEO Michael Rumbolz to Become Chairman

Ronald Congemi Named Lead Independent Director

LAS VEGAS, April 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content and machines, financial technology, and player loyalty solutions, today announced that E. Miles Kilburn, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Everi, has informed the Company he will retire from the Board of Directors (the "Board") and will not stand for reelection at the Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which will be held on May 19, 2021, Mr. Kilburn’s last day of service on the Board. The Board has appointed Everi Chief Executive Officer, Michael D. Rumbolz, to become Chairman upon Mr. Kilburn’s retirement. The Board also named Ronald V. Congemi, a member of the Board for the last eight years, as Lead Independent Director, effective immediately.

The Board intends to review the opportunity to fill the open director position created by Mr. Kilburn’s retirement through the addition of a new director that would continue to advance the gender, cultural and professional diversity of its current composition and that would bring additional gaming, financial technology, digital and leadership experience to the Board. In addition, the Board’s deep commitment to excellence in corporate governance is reflected in its regular review of and ongoing work to further its existing senior leadership succession planning to ensure long-term continuity. The Board has already identified preferred candidates to ensure this continuity of leadership. While it presently anticipates continuing to pursue its succession plan, additional qualified candidates will continue to be considered.

E. Miles Kilburn Retires

E. Miles Kilburn has served as a member of the Board since March 2005 and has been Chairman since 2008. During his time on the Board, the Company has grown, evolved, and established itself as a leading provider of casino gaming content and products, financial technology solutions and player loyalty services to the gaming industry through both organic growth and 11 acquisitions. Mr. Kilburn’s vast experience and success in the payments industry helped guide Everi’s path to become a leading provider of such solutions to the gaming industry and in leveraging its capabilities to build a comprehensive portfolio of financial technology products and services. In 2014, the Company completed the acquisition of Multimedia Games, Inc., which at the time was a niche supplier of primarily Class II casino gaming equipment and is now one of the fastest-growing providers of slot entertainment for the gaming industry with a multi-year track record of revenue growth and increased operating results.

“Having served with distinction on the Board for 15 years including as Chairman since 2008, Miles has led our Board’s efforts to develop and adapt corporate governance practices that promote long-term value creation, transparency to stakeholders and accountability to our stockholders,” said Ronald V. Congemi, Lead Independent Director for Everi. “Since the Company’s IPO in 2005, Miles’ wisdom, experience and guidance has helped Everi develop and evolve into one of the most exciting growth companies in the gaming industry. On behalf of the Board and the entire organization I want to thank Miles for his long-time service to the Company and wish him continued success in the future.”

Miles Kilburn said, “I have enjoyed my long association with Everi, and take great satisfaction in the Company’s evolution into a leading supplier of gaming and financial service solutions to the gaming industry. Everi has strong business momentum and its financial recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is well underway with significant opportunities for growth ahead of it. With Mike as Chairman and an exceptional leadership team in place who continue to develop and execute on Everi’s growth initiatives, the Company will continue to benefit from a strong foundation. With my business interests expanding and taking more of my time, and continuity of the Company’s stewardship in place, it’s a fitting time to retire and provide an opportunity for someone to bring new insights to the Board.”

Michael D. Rumbolz to Become Chairman

Upon Mr. Kilburn’s retirement, Michael D. Rumbolz will jointly serve as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rumbolz has served as Everi’s Chief Executive Officer since April 1, 2020, having previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2016 through March 2020, and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from February 2016 to May 2016, and has been a member of the Board since 2010. From 2008 to 2010, he served as a consultant to the Company advising upon various strategic, product development and customer relations matters. Prior to that, he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cash Systems, Inc., a provider of cash access services to the gaming industry, from 2005 until 2008 when the Company acquired Cash Systems, Inc.

Mr. Rumbolz has provided consulting services and held various public and private sector employment positions in the gaming industry, including serving as a Member and Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board from 1985 to 1988. He previously served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Casino Data Systems, the President and CEO of Anchor Gaming, the Director of Development for Circus Circus Enterprises (acquired by Mandalay Bay Group), and the President of Casino Windsor at the time of its construction and opening in Windsor, Ontario. In addition, Mike was the Chief Deputy Attorney General of the State of Nevada.

Mike currently serves as a Director of Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, LLC and as a Director of VICI Properties Inc. (NYSE: VICI).

“Since first joining the Everi Board in 2010, I’ve had a deep and ongoing commitment to the success of Everi,” said Mr. Rumbolz. “Over the last several years, we’ve established a deep bench of experienced and talented leadership and an employee workforce that is second-to-none in my opinion. I am most proud of how we have focused on building a company culture that strives to be more diverse and collaborative, which is yielding more new and enhanced products than-ever-before and has laid a strong foundation for continued growth. I believe Everi is in the early innings of our growth trajectory, and I look forward to being a part of that continuing journey. I, along with the rest of the Board and Company, wish all the best to Miles in his next and future endeavors.”

Ronald V. Congemi as Lead Independent Director

Ronald V. Congemi has served as a member of the Board since February 2013. He is an active member of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve’s Payments Advisor Council and has served as a member of the board of Clearent LLC, a merchant processing company and as a consultant to the Acxsys Corporation of Canada, the operating arm of the Interac debit network of Canada. He also served four years as Chief Executive Officer of First Data’s Debit Services Group, with responsibility for all debit and Star branded network services. Prior, he was Senior Vice President of Concord EFS, Inc. and President of Concord’s Network Services Group, with management responsibility for the Star network and financial institution processing.

Mr. Congemi founded Star Systems, Inc. and built it into the country’s largest ATM and PIN-secure debit network during his 17-year tenure as President and CEO. Previously, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Visa International and began his career with Texas Commerce Bank in the information systems and bank card management divisions.

He has held positions as Chairman of the Electronic Funds Transfer Association, Chairman of Star Systems, Inc., Chairman of TNS Canada and Chairman of Early Warning Systems, LLC.

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Emerging Insights - Interviews with Leaders Changing the Gaming Industry


ANDREW PASCAL, PLAYSTUDIOS CEO

Ahead of going public through Jim Murren-led SPAC Acies Acquisition, Playstudios Founder and CEO Andrew Pascal discusses his plan to accelerate already rapid growth through acquisitions and transform the casual games company capitalizing on its unique business model. He discusses branching out into new product lines, such as the just-launched bingo offering, and expansion into other free-play genres.

Pascal’s interview: https://youtu.be/G01wwbbyGws.


Previous interviews include series feature Genius Sports CEO Mark Locke, Score Media and Gaming CEO John Levy, Catena Media CEO Michael Daly, Acres Technology Founder John Acres, Rush Street Interactive CEO Greg Carlin, Tekkorp CEO Matt Davey. This is an ongoing service and more videos will be posted throughout the year.


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

Emerging Insights is sponsored by Everi Holdings.

 


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


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

Empire Flex® Cabinet, Cash Machine® and Smokin Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel® Games Win Top Honors in their Respective Categories

Everi Named Most Improved Supplier in Core Games Category

LAS VEGAS, April 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company), a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content and machines, financial technology and player loyalty solutions, announced today the Company and three of its slot products were recognized with Top Honors in four distinct categories at the Third Annual EKG Slot Awards event. Eilers & Krejcik Gaming’s EKG Slot Awards recognize excellence in slot machine game development within the land-based casino gaming industry and interactive gaming sector. Winners are determined through a data-driven process combined with input from a distinguished industry advisory board and official voting from over 100 qualified slot directors from over 300 casinos across the U.S. and Canadian markets and representing roughly 300,000 slot machines. The four top honors, out of the twelve categories in which the Company was nominated, is an improvement from the three top honors last year and Everi was the second most honored slot supplier for this year’s awards.

Everi’s Empire Flex® cabinet was honored as the Top Performing New Cabinet – in the Core games category, while its Cash Machine® game was recognized as the Top Performing Core Mechanical Reel Game for the second consecutive year and Smokin Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel® was cited as the Top Performing 3rd Party IP Branded Game, the second consecutive year the Company has won this category following the win for its Shark Week® Jaws of Steel™ game last year. The Company was also recognized for winning in the Most Improved Supplier – Core category.

“We are deeply honored by this industry recognition by our casino operator customers for the performance our games deliver on their slot floors and also appreciate the forum Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, which works year-round to highlight the performance of games on casino floors, has created to recognize great slot product and the companies that are at the forefront of innovation,” said Dean Ehrlich, Executive Vice President and Games Business Leader, at Everi. “This recognition is a testament to the passion and commitment of our development teams, and to the hard work and tireless effort of everyone across our entire organization to support our mission of striving to become one of the leaders in the industry by reimagining the gaming experience. Our slot product portfolio has been on a significant path of improvement over the last couple of years, and we expect our new slot products that will be introduced this year will again demonstrate our ability to develop even more engaging player experiences.”

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 the appointment of Robert Shore as Vice President of Investor Relations & Capital Markets. Shore joins the company with more than 15 years of experience in corporate finance, investor relations, and Wall Street research. He was recognized by Institutional Investor magazine the past two years as a top investor relations executive.

In the newly created role, Shore will lead GAN’s investor relations and capital markets efforts, including strategic engagement with the investor community and analysts around the Company’s positioning in the fast-growing digital gaming space.

Dermot Smurfit, Chief Executive Officer of GAN, commented:

"Bobby is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in corporate finance and investor relations, along with a proven track record on Wall Street. We believe his strong gaming experience and deep-rooted relationships within the industry will be extremely valuable as we continue to increase our visibility with institutional investors and propel GAN to the next level."

Bobby Shore commented:

"This is truly an exciting time to be joining the GAN team. There is clear excitement and momentum in digital gaming, and I am eager to further contribute to GAN’s leadership position and operational excellence in this segment."

Shore joins GAN from Scientific Games, a leader in the gaming and lottery industries, where he served as senior director of investor relations and corporate finance. During his tenure, he was actively involved in roughly $4 billion in financing transactions, along with an IPO of the company's subsidiary, SciPlay Corporation. Before that, Shore spent more than a decade in equity research at Wells Fargo, Union Gaming and Susquehanna International Group, where he covered gaming technology companies and operators and developed deep relationships with institutional investors. While in equity research he was frequently quoted and appeared in various media outlets including the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Wall Street Journal and CNBC.
From the creators of Lightning Link™ and Dragon Link™ comes the next evolution of slot floor excitement – Buffalo Link™. Housed on all-new MarsX™ Portrait cabinet, Aristocrat Gaming’s™  Buffalo Link combines the thrill and functionality of Lighting Link and Dragon Link with the theme and features of America’s most recognized slot brand - Buffalo™.
Voted one of G2E 2019’s most anticipated games, Buffalo Link introduces our player favorite Hold & Spin and five denomination sets to the Buffalo brand. Staying true to the legacy of Buffalo, Buffalo Link retains its classic Free Games feature, but with a few enhancements. With 2x and 3x wild multipliers now available on reel 5, players will be looking for those signature base game Buffalo wins. Lastly, Buffalo Link introduces a new mystery must hit by bonus, awarding either Free Games or the Hold & Spin bonus feature, bringing players an added chase on their bonus pursuit.
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LONDON, April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced the release of its Notice of the 2021 Annual General Meeting ("AGM") and 2020 Annual Report and Accounts for the period from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. IGT provided information for the AGM, which will be held at IGT's Registered Office, Marble Arch House, 66 Seymour Street, Second Floor, London, W1H 5BT, on May 11, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. British Summer Time (BST).

The Notice of the AGM and the 2020 Annual Report and Accounts can be found in the Investor Relations section of www.igt.com, along with IGT's 2020 Annual Report on Form 20-F. These materials can be viewed online and are also available for download in PDF format.

2021 AGM and COVID-19     
In light of the COVID-19 related Government restrictions and measures relating to social gatherings which are presently in place and the overriding health and safety concerns, the Board of Directors has decided to hold this year's AGM as a closed meeting with only the minimum quorum of two shareholders present, in addition to the usual supporting staff, reduced to a minimum. Therefore, it will not be possible for shareholders to attend in person (other than those designated as attending for the purposes of the quorum) and if you attempt to attend in person, you will be refused entry.

The AGM will be restricted to formal business only, and resolutions will be put to a vote on a poll. All shareholders are encouraged to vote by submitting a proxy in advance of the AGM and to appoint the chairperson of the meeting as proxy to ensure shareholders vote is counted. Other named proxies will not be allowed to attend the AGM in person. Details on how shareholders can vote via a proxy are available in the Notice of the AGM and in the accompanying proxy form. Proxy votes should be returned by 3:00 p.m. (BST) on May 7, 2021, in line with the requirements set out in the Notice of the AGM.

To facilitate engagement with shareholders, shareholders can send any questions relating to the business of the AGM in advance of the meeting to the Company Secretary, International Game Technology PLC, Marble Arch House, 66 Seymour Street, Second Floor, London, W1H 5BT or IGT_AGM@IGT.com. Responses will be made via return email and/or published as soon as possible in the Investor Relations section of www.igt.com.

As usual, the results of voting on the proposed AGM resolutions will be published after the AGM and will be available on IGT's website.

Further AGM updates
Shareholders should be aware that arrangements for the AGM may change at short notice. The Board recommends that shareholders continue to monitor IGT's website and announcements for any updates in relation to the AGM.

The $35 million credit facility, structured by Western Alliance Bank, will assist in Ainsworth’s long-range growth plans

 

LAS VEGAS - March 31, 2021 - Ainsworth Game Technology (ASX:AGI) (“Ainsworth”) has recently announced the completion of a loan restructuring to refinance existing debt, and better position the company for its continued recovery and growth strategy.

 

The $35 million credit structure was facilitated by Western Alliance Bank, marking the first time Ainsworth has chosen a U.S.-based banking institution to manage its credit needs.

 

This decision demonstrates Ainsworth’s commitment to the important American market and its valued customer partners in the region. Ainsworth has been focused on growth in the U.S. and Latin America over the past decade, highlighted by the establishment in 2016 of a North American Headquarters in Las Vegas.

 

Over the past several years, more than 70 percent of the Company’s revenue has been generated in the Americas and Ainsworth has successfully entered a number of new North American markets including Class II Tribal Gaming and Historical Horse Racing.

 

“The refinancing provides certainty and flexibility to achieve our expected growth plans and rollout of the Group’s innovative and new gaming products,” said Ainsworth Chief Operating Officer, Ryan Comstock. “The new credit arrangements are expected to assist to create stronger banking relationships, in Las Vegas, to support the key North and Latin American markets.”

 

"Western Alliance Bank is a banking leader within the Historical Horse Racing (HHR) terminal space, and the opportunity to work with Ainsworth, one of the leading HHR manufacturers, makes our partnership truly unique,” said Ashan Perera, managing director, Western Alliance Bank’s Gaming group. "We are honored that Ainsworth has chosen Western Alliance Bank to be its bank of choice in North America servicing all its banking needs."

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (March 31, 2021) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has named iGaming innovator and leader Joe Bunevith as the company’s Director of Client Solutions. In his role, he will work closely with GLI’s sales, compliance and engineering teams on issues relating to new technologies, client onboarding, new jurisdictions, and business solutions. 
 
Bunevith has extensive experience in developing fantasy sports online game platforms. Most recently, he served as Director of Interactive Gaming for Synergy Blue in Las Vegas, where he was responsible for hiring engineering staff, building product roadmaps, and developing technical requirements. 

He has also served as Director of Product at Z4 Poker, as COO/Product Owner for FastFantasy, as Director of Fantasy Games at BAM Software, and Founder/COO of DeucesCracked.com.
 
He has overseen product launches in Facebook App Center, Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Steam Online Game Platform.
Bunevith will report to GLI’s VP Government Relations & General Counsel Kevin Mullally who is excited about the skills Bunevith brings to GLI: “Joe’s experience in sports betting and online delivery channels will be a valuable addition to our team of experts that are responding to the rapid adoption of sports betting and mobile gaming technology. He is an excellent communicator and will be useful resource for our regulatory clients, suppliers and operators.”
 
GLI President and CEO James Maida also welcomed his arrival, and said, “Joe’s technical acumen, especially relating to the way products are taking advantage of omnichannel distribution and digital payment solutions, will be invaluable for our clients. He will be at the forefront of our efforts to work with regulators on efficient risk control strategies for the next era of gaming technology, while delivering superior value and customer service to the industry.”
UK Jockey Club Again Chooses Inspired to Produce Virtual Race on April 9th

NEW YORK, March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth consecutive year, Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (NASDAQ: INSE) is producing the Virtual Grand National race to predict the outcome of the 2021 Grand National Steeplechase, to be broadcast nationally in the UK at 8:00 p.m. BST on Friday, April 9. The race is the latest in a series of re-creations of some of the world's great sporting events produced by Inspired.

Inspired has previously produced virtual contests based on of some the world's most iconic sporting events, including the Kentucky Derby Triple Crown Showdown, The Lexus Melbourne Cup and the Cox Plate. The Virtual Grand National, which has been developed in conjunction with Carm Productions, will launch the 2021 Virtuals season for Inspired, as it looks ahead to future events.

Inspired, the pioneer in Virtual Sports, has the largest array of Virtual Sports available 24/7, providing a consistent stream of sports betting content. Its multi-award-winning Virtual Sports use cutting-edge technology to create lifelike graphics which mimic the experience of real sports betting.

"We have gained worldwide recognition for our virtual events, which have continued to be popular even as live sports have returned," said Brooks Pierce, President and Chief Operating Officer of Inspired. "Last year 4.8 million viewers tuned in to watch the Virtual Grand National, broadcast in place of the real event, driving significant social media attention."

"The technology used to produce the Virtual Grand National is a unique predictive offering that can be used for many other sports events," said Steve Rogers, Chief Commercial Officer, Virtual Sports for Inspired. "We utilize a vast array of data points, including historical performance of participants, within our software to seek to predict who will win the 2021 Grand National, widely considered to be one of the most unpredictable events in the world."

Last year's Virtual Grand National, won by Potters Corner, raised approximately £3 million for National Health Service charities and €300,000 for medical charities in Ireland through donations from Inspired and all bookmaker operators as part of the fight against COVID-19.

"We are delighted to be working with Inspired on the Virtual Grand National for a fifth consecutive year," said Rob McLoughlin OBE, Carm Productions, who devised the TV format for UK and international broadcasters. "Last year the virtual race took center stage, as the live race was cancelled due to COVID-19, and the viewership numbers demonstrated the popularity and interest level in such virtual events. The public support for the Virtual Grand National and NHS Charities was overwhelming, as millions helped raise much needed funds for our brave heroes in the NHS by joining in the fun of one of Britain's greatest sporting events."

Virtual Sports are popular worldwide and appeal to a wide variety of players, providing new revenue streams for gaming providers that can be easily integrated into existing sportsbooks and websites. Trailers and demos of the latest Virtual Sports offerings are available at www.inseinc.com/virtuals/.