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AGS Wins ‘Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation®’ Award For Second Year In A Row

Zoltan Tundik

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AGS is the only gaming equipment supplier named to the prestigious list

– Company honored in 2018 and 2017 with national and Atlanta wins for commitment to employees, exceptional corporate culture

– AGS employees completed confidential survey as part of evaluation to win award

AGS, (NYSE: AGS) (or the “Company”), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines, table products, and interactive solutions for the gaming industry, today announced that it won the ‘Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation®’ award for 2018 –the second year in a row that AGS has won this coveted distinction.

AGS also won Atlanta’s 2018 and 2017 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, a testament to the Company’s employee-focused culture at its R&D centers in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area.

Out of the 2,400 companies that submitted nominations for the 2018 Best and Brightest national award, only 512 were named to the prestigious Best and Brightest list.

AGS was selected following a confidential survey by an independent research firm of all U.S. employees that evaluated key measures in various categories, including compensation, benefits, and employee solutions; employee enrichment, engagement, and retention; employee education and development; recruitment, selection, and orientation; employee achievements and recognition; communication and shared vision; diversity and inclusion; work-life balance; community initiatives; and strategic company performance.

AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, “We are elated to win the nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® two years in a row and dedicate this award to our employees. 2018 was an incredible year for AGS. We took the Company public and are now listed on the New York Stock Exchange, received key approvals that are fueling our growth, and announced several strategic acquisitions that will accelerate our momentum. But few events are as meaningful for us as this win, which underscores and recognizes our focus on having a great corporate culture in which our team loves coming to work every day, takes great pride in contributing to our shared success, and passionately believes in our mission and values.”

Sponsored by the National Association of Business Resources, the 8th annual ‘Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation’ not only honors organizations as Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, but also celebrates achievement and success in empowering employees’ lives through culture, diversity, and community engagement.

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

About the Best and Brightest Programs
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® program, sponsored by the National Association for Business Resources, identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance. This competition scores potential winners based on regional data of company performance and a set standard across the nation. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives, and building a stronger community as a whole. For more information, visit www.thebestandbrightest.com.

After starting out as an affiliate in 2009 and developing some recognized review portals, I have moved deeper into journalism and media. My experience has lead me to move into the B2B sector and write about compliance updates and report around the happenings of the online and land based gaming sector.

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GAN Reports Internet Gambling Growth in New Jersey for June 2019

Niji Narayan

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GAN Reports Internet Gambling Growth in New Jersey for June 2019
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GAN plc has updated the market following the publication on July 13, 2019, by the New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) of Internet gaming and Internet sports betting financial information for the month of June 2019 in New Jersey.

DGE highlighted that internet gaming win was $38.1 million in June compared to $22.7 million in the prior year period, reflecting a year-over-year increase of 67.8%. Total internet sports wagering handle was approximately $226.7 million for the month of June, compared to $263.6 million in May.

Gross revenues from the internet sports wagering for the month of June were $6.9 million, compared to $13.7 million for the month of May.

This information is updated and published every month, following publication by the DGE, in order to enable the investor community to readily monitor the growth of Internet gambling in New Jersey, which remains a key market for GAN.

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Gaming Arts All Set for OIGA Conference and Trade Show 2019

Niji Narayan

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Gaming Arts All Set for OIGA Conference and Trade Show 2019
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Gaming Arts LLC is going to present its innovative Class III video reels and SuperPROMO™ at the OIGA Conference and Trade Show (OIGA), in association with Gaming Capital Group.

“OIGA presents a significant opportunity to support Oklahoma’s tribal gaming enterprises. We are thrilled to present our unique and innovative line up of video reels and casino marketing promotional tools to our tribal partners,” Mike Dreitzer, President of Gaming Arts said.

Gaming Arts will display its inaugural collection of Class III slots including the Pop’N Pays®, Da Fa Ba™, and Dice Seeker™ series of games, all of which will showcase the Rocket Rollup™ mystery progressive. The Pop’N Pays series of games, namely Piñatas Olé® and Big Top™, are the first to emerge from the Gaming Arts library with more than 80 cabinet placements in the United States and growing.

SuperPROMO™, the world’s first casino-wide interactive promotional game system, will demonstrate a new method of casino promotion through four fully customisable mobile games that can be presented to players for virtually any type of promotion.

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NetEnt games live in Pennsylvania, USA

George Miller

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NetEnt games live in Pennsylvania, USA
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As expected, the new regulated online gambling market in Pennsylvania has opened. After successful integrations, NetEnt’s games are now live in the US state.  

 

In March this year, NetEnt, through its subsidiary NetEnt Americas LLC, was granted an Interactive Gaming Manufacturer Conditional License by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).

Pennsylvania is the second large US state to regulate online casino and with almost 13 million people, it is the fifth largest state by population. The state has a long tradition of gambling on the land-based side. As previously communicated, NetEnt has signed customer agreements with several gambling operators in the state and has been preparing to launch its games as the market opens.

“I am very pleased that the market in Pennsylvania has now opened. We are one of the few online casino suppliers offering our games right from the start, and I am convinced that our award-winning online casino games will be much appreciated by players in Pennsylvania,” says Erik Nyman, Managing Director NetEnt Americas LLC.

 

About NetEnt:

NetEnt Americas LLC is a US subsidiary of NetEnt AB (publ), a leading digital entertainment company, providing premium gaming solutions to the world’s most successful online casino operators. Since its inception in 1996, NetEnt has been a true pioneer in driving the market with thrilling games powered by a cutting-edge platform. NetEnt is committed to helping customers stay ahead of the competition, is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm (NET–B) and employs 900 people in Malta, Stockholm, Kiev, Krakow, Gothenburg, Gibraltar and New Jersey. www.netent.com

 

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