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SG Digital Announces Nikos Konstakis as New VP Sportsbook

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Nikos Konstakis, VP Sportsbook Product at SG Digital.
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Eyes Increased Product Development for its Market-Leading OpenBet™ Sportsbook

 

LAS VEGAS – May 18 2018 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) has strengthened the senior management team of SG Digital with the appointment of Nikos Konstakis as its new VP Sportsbook Product.

Konstakis will be responsible for overseeing OpenBet’s product development roadmap and delivering and enhancing its sportsbook proposition for its customers following the Supreme Court’s overturning of the Professional and Amateur Sports Betting Act.  Konstakis has a wealth of industry experience. He was previously VP Trading at OpenBet and spent 16 years at Intralot, an Athens-based gaming company, with his last position being Group Director of Betting.

Keith O’Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook and Platforms at SG Digital, said: “Appointing Nikos to the role of VP Sportsbook Product is an important step in our strategy towards productization and developing the next generation of the OpenBet portfolio.

His knowledge of the sports betting industry is a valuable asset for us, and he is already playing a key role in our preparations for entry into the U.S. regulated market with a significantly improved proposition.

Konstakis said: “I’m thrilled to have started my new role with SG Digital in an extremely exciting period for the company and our industry.

We have a strong customer base, and I look forward to working closely alongside our partners, delivering them value with our world-class OpenBet sportsbook, as well as introducing innovative product enhancements to take the platform to the next level.

SG Digital’s preparations for a legalized U.S. sports betting market are well underway, with sportsbook product review sessions already taking place with New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE).

OpenBet is a world leading sportsbook platform, delivering a scalable and reliable performance for industry leading operators across the globe. At the heart of its product offering is a fully managed sportsbook, combining the resilience and trusted nature of OpenBet technology in partnership with Managed Trading Services in a convenient, turnkey solution.

© 2018 Scientific Games Corporation.  All Rights Reserved.

 

About Scientific Games

Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a world leader in gaming entertainment offering the industry’s broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms and professional services. The company is #1 in technology-based gaming systems, digital real-money gaming and sports betting platforms, casino table games and utility products and lottery instant games, and a leading provider of games, systems and services for casino, lottery and social gaming. Committed to responsible gaming, Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, engaging entertainment content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. For more information, please visit www.scientificgames.com.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

In this press release, Scientific Games makes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “will,” “may,” and “should.” These statements are based upon management’s current expectations, assumptions and estimates and are not guarantees of timing, future results or performance. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated in these statements due to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors, including those factors described in our filings with the SEC, including the Company’s current reports on Form 8-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its latest annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 1, 2018 (including under the headings “Forward Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors”). Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except for Scientific Games’ ongoing obligations under the U.S. federal securities laws, Scientific Games undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Google Relaxes Gambling Advertising Policies in Five US States

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Google has updated its gambling and games policy. The updated policy authorises advertising of sports betting services in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Montana, Iowa and Indiana.

These five states join Nevada, New Jersey and West Virginia who all permit sports betting via Google’s “limited beta” programme launched in June as part of the company’s efforts to keep pace with the rapid spread of legal sports betting services.

Under the Google policy, operators applying for the programme will be obliged to provide a copy of their license in each of the states it wishes to advertise in. The limited beta programme will permit operators to promote their services via Google Display Network, Google Ads, AdMob and YouTube but would be restricted in promoting online sports betting services through Google Ad Manager.

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Synergy Blue Games Make Las Vegas Debut at Palms and Red Rock Casinos

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Synergy Blue has announced that its arcade-style, skill-influenced games have been officially approved for statewide rollout in Nevada. The games will go through field trial phases at two Station Casinos properties, Palms and Red Rock Casinos. The trial will debut a variety of Synergy Blue games to the Las Vegas market via an initial placement of real-money, arcade gambling machines.

“We’re very excited to introduce our games to the Las Vegas market and to be working with Station Casinos. This agreement marks a key milestone for our company and the Las Vegas market, as we work together to progress the industry with engaging new experiences,” Georg Washington, CEO of Synergy Blue said.

“Synergy Blue’s HAWG platform and gambling solutions are incredibly unique, both in the flexibility they offer our operators and the variety of arcade-style game play they offer to guests. We see huge potential in skill-influenced games and we’re proud to have Palms and Red Rock Casinos offer Synergy Blue’s products to the Las Vegas public,” Roger Pettersson, VP of Corporate Slots at Station Casino said.

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Skywind Group Enters Regulated Swedish Market

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Skywind Group has made its regulated Swedish market debut. The newly regulated market is an important market for most of the tier 1 operators. Skywind Group will supply market-specific, premium content, including branded video slots, progressive jackpot slots and unique arcade games.

Skywind Group Europe Managing Director Oren Cohen Shwartz said their entrance into the Swedish market as a “statement of intent,” explaining that “the state of regulations is changing and the direct impact that has on revenue streams dictates the operators’ need to expand to new regulated markets.”

“Our strategy involves entering as many regulated markets as possible. Players of our partners operating in Sweden will now be able to enjoy our premium games that we have produced specifically for the Swedish market,” Cohen Shwartz said.

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