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Responsible Gambling Week Launches Across The UK And Ireland

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Responsible Gambling Week Launches Across The UK And Ireland
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The biggest ever industry-wide campaign to promote responsible gambling is under way today (November 1), involving every major operator in the UK and Ireland.

More than 127,000 staff at over 11,000 gambling venues and online sites in the UK and Ireland are taking part in Responsible Gambling Week, triggering a national conversation with customers and their friends and families about what it means to gamble responsibly.

The campaign is being strongly supported by all major operators and the hashtag #RGWeek18 had already garnered more than 2.3million impressions 48 hours before the campaign’s official launch.

Leading football clubs have also lent their support to the campaign. Last weekend, Premier Leaque club Crystal Palace played an #RGWeek18 video in the fan zone and on the big screen during its televised match against Arsenal and carried advertising in the match programme while Sky Bet Championship club Middlesbrough carried responsible gambling messages on the big screen and LED screens during its televised match against Derby County. Other clubs which have already announced their support include West Ham, whose players wore Responsible Gambling Week training tops before their Carbao Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur, and Swansea City, whose shirts will feature the campaign logo for their match against Rotherham this weekend.

The English Football League has written to all its 72 clubs asking them to back the campaign and responsible gambling messages and videos are being shared on their social channels.

Responsible Gambling Week is also supported by The Racecourse Association and the British Horse Racing Association. Responsible gambling messages will be displayed at several meetings, including at Ascot on November 3rd where every runner in the televised 3pm race will have Bet With Ascot/ RGW saddle cloths and the winner’s podium and parade ring will carry responsible gambling artwork, animated videos will be played on the big screen and staff will wear responsible gambling badges. Other racecourses supporting the campaign, including Chester and Bangor-on-Dee, and advertising will be carried in all race cards.

The campaign is being run by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), which through its member trade associations, encompasses all sectors of the gambling industry: online, amusement arcades, bingo clubs, bookmakers and casinos. The week runs from November 1-7, and for the first time also includes Ireland, where the campaign will be supported by more than 800 bookmakers, and by the Irish Amusements Trade Association, Horse Racing Ireland, Irish Greyhound Board and the Irish Greyhound and Horse Racing Tote.

The theme of the week is ‘Let’s Talk About Responsible Gambling’ and, at every gambling venue, responsible gambling literature will be made available to customers, designed to trigger conversations about how to keep gambling fun and safe. Customers who need further help or information will be signposted to GambleAware. Among the activities taking place during the week are training and advice sessions being run by GamCare in Birmingham, Bristol, London, Leeds and Hull for professionals who work with younger people and parents.

Responsible gambling messages will also be delivered on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using the #RGWeek18 hashtag. A dedicated website has been created for the event https://responsiblegamblingweek.org

John Hagan, Chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, said: “The aim of the week is to spark a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly, conversations between operators and their customers, between customers and their family and friends and between industry stakeholders. The fact that every sector of the industry has come together to drive this campaign, which has been a year in the planning, and agree common messaging tells its own story. By speaking together with one voice, they can have maximum impact”.

Sharon Byrne, Chairperson of the Irish Bookmakers Association, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the IGRG and joining their Responsible Gambling Week. Merging both campaigns can only help to increase the impact and reach of the campaign and reach of the campaign and ensure maximum coverage for the week.”

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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PRAGMATIC PLAY GOES LIVE WITH INTERWETTEN

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Pragmatic Play, one of the leading software providers for video slots, live casino and bingo, has seen its Live Casino offering go live with European operator Interwetten.

Customers of the MGA-licenced operator will now have access to Pragmatic Play’s live casino games, all of which will be broadcast using the latest technology from a state-of-the-art, newly constructed studio.

The announcement follows shortly after Pragmatic’s recent communication of receiving an MGA Recognition Notice for its bingo and live casino products. The supplier was also granted an operational licence by the Romanian regulator earlier in 2019.

Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “We are delighted to have gone live with such a highly-regarded operator as Interwetten.

“We have been hugely impressed with the company’s work and joining forces with them will consolidate our position as a leading multi-product supplier.

“The speed at which we have achieved commercial success after receiving the MGA Recognition Notice is very exciting, and we eagerly look forward to the future.”

Mario Bilic, Head of Product Management, CRM and Content at Interwetten, said: “Pragmatic Play has a proven track record in the iGaming industry, and we are delighted to be one of the first operators to offer its high-quality live casino games.

“Their suite of games is one of the most innovative in the market, and we have every confidence Pragmatic’s live casino games will be hugely popular with our players.”

Pragmatic Play has signed a series of significant commercial agreements over the past 12 months in regulated markets, expanding its reach with operators including PokerStars, Kindred and Casumo.

The provider’s entire portfolio of video slots, bingo, live casino and other games are all available via a single API.

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Gamanza goes live with Red Tiger

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The iGaming platform provider Gamanza has taken another step in an exciting trajectory after the company announced the integration of Red Tiger games to its iGaming Superstore. The ISO:27001 certified platform provider has kicked off a series of Go Live events in Switzerland as Red Tiger games were launched at jackpots.ch, via Gamanza’s casino platform. Players at the first regulated online Swiss casino can now enjoy a wide range of big hitting titles from Red Tiger, including Mystery Reels, Dragon’s Fire and the latest blockbuster release, Pirates’ Plenty.
Commercial Director at Red Tiger, Chris Looney commented, “Red Tiger is focused on expansion in regulated markets and we have been eagerly anticipating our entry into Switzerland. Credit to the teams at Gamanza and jackpots.ch, it’s an intriguing partnership and we’re interested to see what comes next”.
Founder & CEO of Gamanza, Magnus Lindberg added, “I have no doubt that Red Tiger will enjoy great success in the Swiss market and we are really pleased to launch the games on our platform.”

“The highly sought-after catalogue of Red Tiger adds further value to our platform proposition in Switzerland, and for our upcoming ventures in other regulated markets.”

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Scientific Games, Big Time Gaming and Golden Nugget Bring Online Content to New Jersey

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Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games”) ramped up its online presence in New Jersey through a new launch that sees Big Time Gaming (“BTG”) content available via its Open Gaming System (“OGS”) with Golden Nugget Online Casino (“Golden Nugget”).

BTG is one of Scientific Games’ top-performing network partners in the UK and European markets; this partnership brings their content to the growing U.S. space backed by the renowned OGS platform, beginning with Golden Nugget. The launch reimagines play by giving Golden Nugget an entire library of BTG and Scientific Games content, including games that use the massively popular Megaways™ mechanic like the blockbuster slot Bonanza, available at launch next week.

Nik Robinson, BTG CEO, said: “Our content and Scientific Games’ platform make for a perfect New Jersey offering. The U.S. digital gaming market is gaining traction, and we’re excited to provide Golden Nugget’s players with our growing library of innovative titles.”

Expanding on its strong partnership in Europe with BTG, this launch underpins the reliability and impact of the OGS platform, which brings thousands of games to operators with a single, easy integration. Golden Nugget now has access to a revolutionary portfolio of game content that brings together two of the industry’s creative forces.

Dylan Slaney, SVP Casino and Platforms for SG Digital, said: “Our CONNECT partner program gives developers and innovators the opportunity to offer their content to more players than ever before via one seamless integration, and this launch is a perfect example. By leveraging BTG’s innovative prowess, our strong game brands (both licensed and proprietary), and Golden Nugget’s loyal audience, we’ve created a truly unprecedented gaming ecosystem for New Jersey players.”

“Golden Nugget Casino leads the New Jersey market with the largest portfolio of slot games,” said  Thomas Winter, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Golden Nugget Online Casino. “Working with Scientific Games and Big Time Gaming to bring these innovative Megaways™ slot games to the U.S. provides our growing player base an exclusive first look at these games that are pioneering the online slots industry.”

Megaways™ is a trademark owned by Big Time Gaming. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

© 2019 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. Scientific Games 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.

Scientific Games Contacts
Corporate Communications:

Scientific Games:  Susan Cartwright +1 702-532-7981
Vice President, Corporate Communications
susan.cartwright@scientificgames.com

 Investor Relations:
Scientific Games:  Michael Quartieri +1 702-532-7658
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

About Big Time Gaming:

Big Time Gaming is the thought leader in slot development, providing the world’s largest online casino operators with its revolutionary OMNI product range. Big Time Gaming continues to lead the charge with games such as Bonanza and Extra Chilli breaking records in turnover and topping the European iGaming charts. With its first branded release Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Big Time Gaming has a growing portfolio of innovative slots and games available through Scientific Games, Microgaming and now Relax.

www.bigtimegaming.com

 

 

About Golden Nugget Atlantic City

The Golden Nugget Atlantic City, located on Frank S. Farley Marina is a premier resort destination, offering guests more than 740 rooms and suites. The entire property went through a $150 million complete renovation 5 years ago and has taken on a fresh, modern look to include a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, and poker room; nightly entertainment, new bars and lounges, Haven Nightclub, stylish retail offerings, as well as Landry’s signature world-class restaurants such as Chart House and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse; a luxury spa and salon; and H20 poolside lounge. The Golden Nugget has already established strong brand recognition worldwide with locations in Las Vegas and Laughlin, NV, Biloxi, MS and Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Launched in November 2013, GoldenNuggetCasino.com offers the best user experience to New Jersey online and mobile real-money gaming players. Supported by the largest selection of games for both desktop and mobile players, a user-friendly interface and a world-class Customer Service, GoldenNuggetCasino.com was voted Operator of the Year in 2015, 2016 and 2017 at the iGaming North America Awards and Operator of the Year 2017, 2018 and 2019 at the EGR North America Awards.

 

 

 

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 Scientific Games’ 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 February 28, 2019 (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.

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