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Scientific Games and Hasbro Extend their MONOPOLY and Fan-Favorite Brands’ Licensing Agreement Through 2025

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Scientific Games and Hasbro Extend their MONOPOLY and Fan-Favorite Brands' Licensing Agreement Through 2025
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Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) has extended through 2025 its long-term license agreement with Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and Hasbro International, Inc. for the exclusive use of MONOPOLY and more than 15 other iconic game brands.

“Since 1998, Scientific Games has worked collaboratively with Hasbro in using the MONOPOLY brand as a pillar for innovation, leveraging its popularity to become one of the industry’s top game brands,” said Scientific Games’ President and CEO, Barry Cottle. “This new agreement signifies the strength of a great collaboration and celebrates the global endearment of the MONOPOLY brand as a leading slot brand and the top selling licensed brand for lottery tickets. The agreement grants us the privilege of extending and expanding the scope of the licensing into a wide range of new products and play styles. We’re excited to continue working with Hasbro to take MONOPOLY to the next level in gaming.”

The new extended agreement runs through 2025 and enables Scientific Games to use MONOPOLY branded content, and games based on many of Hasbro’s iconic and extensive line of household favorites such as GAME OF LIFE, BATTLESHIP, CLUE, OUIJA, and YAHTZEE globally and SCRABBLE in the U.S. and Canada. The terms allow these gaming brands to be used for slots, systems, online digital gaming, lottery, social casino, eTables and expand the usage rights to include table games. The agreement also extends the highly successful licensing deal which is the broadest, most robust third-party licensing agreement in the gaming industry.

Mark Blecher, SVP of Corporate Strategy and Business Affairs at Hasbro said, “For more than 90 years, Hasbro has been committed to building play experiences that consumers trust. Our long-standing licensing partnership with Scientific Games has been a great way for Hasbro to enable our consumers to enjoy MONOPOLY experiences through lotteries, casinos, online, at retail and, now at table games across the globe. We’re proud that our iconic brands have served as a catalyst for gaming innovation and look forward to our enhanced partnership with Scientific Games.”

MONOPOLY is beloved by players and continues to be one of the most popular brands in gaming, lottery and social gaming. There are MONOPOLY games in hundreds of casinos worldwide and players also enjoy the game on the go with SG Social app, MONOPOLY Slots. MONOPOLY Slots has more than 2.2 million players who have played more than 750 million minutes, or 6 billion spins. As Scientific Games continues to bring the most innovative and exciting games to players around the world, MONOPOLY and Hasbro’s iconic games will continue to entertain players. This is extremely evident on the new MONOPOLY Evolution which is the first game to bring familiar slot content that players love to an electronic table game.

In addition to MONOPOLY Evolution, Scientific Games will be creating even more dynamic games for all gaming channels with many more iconic Hasbro games.

MONOPOLY, GAME OF LIFE, BATTLESHIP, CLUE, OUIJA, SCRABBLE and YAHTZEE are trademarks of Hasbro.  Used with permission.  ©2018 Hasbro.  All rights reserved.

All ® notices signify marks registered in the United States. © 2018 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

 

About Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years.

About Scientific Games:
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a world leader in entertainment offering dynamic games, systems and services for casino, lottery, social gaming, online gaming and sports betting. Scientific Games offers the gaming industry’s broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms and professional services. 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 scientificgames.com.

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Italy Extends Suspension of Gaming Activities Until April 6

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Gaming activities in Italy will remain suspended until next month. The new decree of Prime Minister Mario Draghi has extended the suspension of gaming activities until April 6.

The decree said that all activities in arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls and casinos are suspended, along with those of theme parks.

The provisions come into force on March 6 when the effectiveness of the rules contained in the old decree by Giuseppe Conte will expire.

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Overwolf Appoints Shahar Sorek as CMO

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Overwolf, the all-in-one technology platform that enables creators to build, distribute and monetize in-game apps and mods, has appointed Shahar Sorek as its Chief Marketing Officer.

Before joining Overwolf, he was CMO at Spacemesh. He is having more than 12 years of experience in the games and technology industry. He has founded and managed leading startups including 7 Elements Studios, a game studio specialising in massive-multiplayer-online strategy games.

“A new era of the gaming revolution has begun, an inflection point in which the gamer/creator is emerging and will be a major force in shaping how current and future AAA games and economies will be experienced. Overwolf’s passion for games and technological savviness make it a key player in shaping the future of the industry for all stakeholders. For creators, Overwolf has created a new career – the in-game creator – where gamers can make an actual living from their creations. For publishers and game studios, Overwolf is enhancing the gameplay experience and increasing engagement. It’s a story of a generation – putting gaming experiences into the hands of gamers and I am thrilled to be a part of it,” Shahar Sorek said.

Shahar has also held advisory positions at Overwolf, Flytrex, GK8, and Treebute.io where he shaped the narrative and strategy of the venture with a focus on the go-to-market audience and the companies’ investors. In his past, he worked as a creative producer and actor in Hollywood and Israel and is a former five-time Israeli national champion in Taekwondo.

“While I’ve known of Shahar for a long time, I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with him closely as both an advisor to Overwolf and as a personal mentor for the last two years. I could not be more excited and grateful for him to join the Overwolf team as CMO. He is a wonderful addition to our team and will play an integral role in the growth of Overwolf as we work to make in-game creation a legit profession and accelerate the strategic adoption of user generated content by publishers and game developers,” Uri Marchand, CEO and Co-Founder of Overwolf, said.

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Playtech Appoints Brian Mattingley as Chairman

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Playtech has appointed Brian Mattingley as its new non-executive chairman, effective on June 1.

According to the official announcement, Mattingley will leave his position as Chairman of 888 Holdings where he served for nearly 5 years. Mattingley will replace Claire Milne as Chairman of Playtech, who has served as the Interim Chairman of the company since May 2020.

“I’m very pleased to be joining Playtech, at such an exciting time in the company’s development. Playtech is ideally placed to continue to build on its market leadership position, and I look forward to working with everyone at Playtech to drive forward its strategy and capitalize on the opportunities ahead,” Mattingley said.

“In selecting the new Chair, we wanted to appoint an individual with significant online gambling experience and a track record of delivering high levels of corporate governance and stakeholder engagement in a highly regulated and fast-growing industry. Over the course of the last 30 years, Brian has delivered strongly in these areas and has been at the forefront of the development of our industry. We are delighted that someone of Brian’s caliber is joining the Board and look forward to benefitting from his experience to support our continued progress and growth,” Interim Chairman Claire Milne said.

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