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Scientific Games Showcases the Latest in Gaming and Entertainment at Global Gaming Expo Asia 2019 May 21 – 23 in Macao

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Scientific Games Corporation will showcase the gaming industry’s most innovative products, content and technology at the Global Gaming Expo Asia (“G2E Asia“) May 21-23 at the Venetian Macao.

Scientific Games will highlight new and innovative slot game content and platforms, proprietary table games and utilities, electronic table systems, casino management systems solutions and its new digital and global leading sports betting products — all designed to engage players, enhance operating performance and drive customer revenue.

Barry Cottle, Scientific Games President and CEO, said, “Scientific Games is consistently looking to improve and innovate, and to deliver products that will help grow, develop and improve our customers’ gaming business. This year at G2E Asia you will see how we continue to create the most dynamic games that delight our players.”

Exciting new games

From its slot game hardware and game content portfolio, Scientific Games launches its newest gaming cabinet, DUALOS™X, with two player-favorite titles: Duo Fu Duo Cai® 5 Treasures® and Diamond Eternity®.

This new cabinet has the signature 27–27–27 look: 27″ high definition LCD topper, main monitor and top box for higher luminance, CPU4x processor and runs on Scientific Games’ new ArgOS platform to deliver a more engaging gameplay experience.

Together with DUALOS X, Scientific Games will also highlight seven new games for the Asian market in the DUALOS CABINET ON SL-V™ PLATFORM with engaging new mechanics and features:

  • Jin Ji Bao Xi™ and Jin Ji Bao Xi Gold Prancing Pigs™ – the third linked progressive game in the series
  • Jin Ji Bao Xi™ VIP Echo Fortunes® and Endless Treasurestandalone progressives
  • THE PINK PANTHER™ Riches of Ra® – the third linked progressive game in the series
  • Rolling 777™ – a new standalone progressive game
  • Cash Connection® Sweet Tweet – a new standalone progressive game

As the leading supplier of casino management systems for the Asian market, Scientific Games will highlight the industry’s broadest end-to-end suite of solutions, presenting key new offerings:

Bet by Bet System

The Bet-by-Bet application is a powerful new tool that tracks all the individual bets wagered at the baccarat games.  Designed for the VIP table games market, it provides a fluid solution for VIP hosts to easily track each bet in a mobile application that feeds baccarat results directly from table devices, leveraging the power of the Shufflink® and TableView™ table management systems.

TableView Table Management Solution

TableView is an innovative table management solution that allows casinos to replace their existing manual rating process with the ease and simplicity of electronic automation. Casinos can create an almost paperless environment in the pit and eliminate the delay of manually entering and updating ratings into the casino management system.  TableView is perfectly placed to enable operators to drive new innovations such as real time table data collection and anonymous tracking technologies.

Shufflink System

Shufflink creates a network and user interface that collects real time data from utility products, including shufflers, chippers, and related table peripherals for table performance analysis and player ratings. This advanced product not only provides new metrics and reports to significantly enhance a pit operation’s ability to quickly identify and forecast improvement opportunities and operating constraints, but a powerful middleware data bus enabling vital live data flow into a casino data ecosystem that can be leveraged for system integrations for surveillance, security, and other applications.

iVIEW® Web Content Management

The iVIEW 4 web-based content management solution allows for drag-and-drop content design within an exclusive web interface to create new iVIEW content and publish it to the casino floor. With analytics, rules, and scheduling features, the iVIEW 4 empowers a new level of player engagement for casino marketers.

From the Company’s proprietary table games portfolio, highlights this year will include 5 Treasures Baccarat™, EZ Baccarat®, Face Up Pai Gow Poker, Paris Poker, Blazing 7s Pontoon and Vegas Blackjack Fever. They are also all linked via the new GM Atlas™ jackpot system.

From its popular electronic table games (“ETG”) portfolio, Scientific Games will display ETG products designed to maximize casino floor performance and profitability.

Making its global debut, QUARTZ™ HYBRID will feature prominently on a raised platform. Running on Scientific Games’ exclusive operating system ArgOS, QUARTZ™ HYBRID will integrate with live dealers on baccarat, roulette and sic bo.

The QUARTZ HYBRID terminal features HD graphics on a new 1920 x 1920 screen giving players a more immersive experience. Updated content includes a new player interface that adds game statistics as well as dealer display. Players can choose to view multiple games at any one time, from single, quad to octal view. Increased connectivity allows QUARTZ HYBRID to connect to up to 50 individual gaming tables.

In addition, Scientific Games will showcase its innovative Stadium Casino War™ and Stadium Three Card Poker™. Combining two of the most successful table games with ETG stadiums, the stadium products give the player an opportunity to play their own game on a terminal with added interactive components from a stadium environment.

Scientific Games, the global leader in shufflers, chip sorters and other utility products, showcases leading and new innovations.

  • ShuffleStar® is a cutting-edge, low-profile front-loading shuffler that shuffles four to eight decks continuously. It is a revolutionary high-speed flat dealing shoe with sophisticated card recognition using two cameras.
  • Chipmaster-S™ is an exciting roulette product that will instantly improve game play, taking chip sorting and game security to a whole new level. Effectively and silently sorting up to 500 chips per minute, the Chipmaster-S delivers stacks of 20 chips right to the table surface – no mess, no hassle. There is no longer a noisy device behind the roulette table where the dealer has to dive for sorted chips. Chipmaster-S delivers exactly what is needed, where it’s needed.
  • Safe-Shoe™, a groundbreaking intelligent shoe with advanced technology and a compact design, features card-stop security to prevent the dealer from overdrawing and under drawing. Safe-Shoe can be used with any manufacturer’s cards.

Full-Service, Industry-Leading Sports Betting Solutions

Scientific Games will showcase its industry-leading sports and casino technologies that bring partners to the next level. The Company will highlight its comprehensive portfolio of platforms and services that enables customers to win in both established and burgeoning markets.

Scientific Games’ OpenSports product suite will be featured on the show floor, giving an in-depth look at the Company’s player-centric sportsbook solution. Among the most reliable and scalable platforms on the market, OpenSports powers sportsbooks with end to end technology that includes trading, marketing and product management services, managed trading services, real-time data and pricing resources, and its Sportsbook Operations Services. A comprehensive suite of sportsbook technology and services, OpenSports empowers partners to choose the elements that will drive their success. The modular offering sets partners on a long-term growth trajectory by giving them the technology they need to engage players and an innovative roadmap of features that fuels continuous improvement of the operator’s sportsbook.

THE PINK PANTHER™ & © 1964 – 2019 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

All ® notices signify marks registered in the United States.  © 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. 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.

Source: Scientific Games Corporation

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Philippines Continues Chasing POGOs Despite Reports of Closures

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The Philippine government has said that it will not be easing up on its pursuit of outstanding taxes from Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) despite revelations that some of them had shut down and left the country.

As per reports, two licensed POGO operators and several service providers have closed operations due to stringent tax rules imposed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and statements from gaming regulator PAGCOR that no POGO would be allowed to resume post-COVID until all liabilities were paid.

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo named Suncity Group and Don Tencess Asian Solutions as the two POGOs to have left, although Suncity denied this was the case when contacted by Inside Asian Gaming.

“Suncity Group spares no effort to develop itself as a global integrated VIP entertainment conglomerate. The junket business in Manila is definitely important to us and we can’t find any reason to leave Manila at this particular moment,” the company said.

“In regards to the comment provided by Mdm Andrea Domingo, we think she is referring to telebetting services, which has nothing to do with the junket business that Suncity Group operates in Manila. We will continue to develop our VIP entertainment business in licensed gaming operators in Manila, and provide seamless VIP services to our guests,” Suncity said.

Nevertheless, the authorities insisted that they will continue to crack down on POGOs.

“I think Secretary Dominguez will not budge from the position that they need to pay all their taxes, including the franchise tax,” said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, referencing Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III.

“Now, although the President has said we need all the resources, all the revenues that we can derive from all, including POGO operations to fund Covid-19 response of the government, I think the bottom line is they have to settle their tax obligations,” Harry Roque said.

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Booongo expands in Asia with Flow Gaming partnership

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Company’s slots portfolio made available through platform provider

Slots developer Booongo has strengthened its position in Asia after securing a new partnership with platform provider Flow Gaming.

As part of a content distribution agreement, Booongo will integrate its fast-expanding games portfolio onto Flow Gaming’s platform.

The deal significantly enhances the platform provider’s content offering, with the developer’s top performing games including Tiger Pearls, Great Panda and Aztec Sun all being made available to Flow’s extensive operator network and their players.

Booongo’s games are enjoyed by players across Asia and this latest launch further extends the company’s presence within the territory.

Sebastian Damian, Commercial Director at Booongo, said: “We’re well aware of Flow Gaming’s popularity in the Asian market and signing this deal is an exciting move for Booongo.

“Integrating our games onto the Flow Gaming platform ensures that we take our market presence in Asia to the next level.”

Peter van Tuyl, COO at Flow Gaming, said: “We know the importance of nurturing strategic relationships to enhance our platform offering, which is why we’ve partnered with Booongo.

“Booongo’s games are of a high quality and are appreciated by players across the globe. We’re looking forward to offering the developer’s content to our operator partners over the coming months.”

 

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Nova Esports Partners with GodLike Esports

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Hong Kong-based Nova Esports has partnered with Indian esports organisation Godlike Esports. The new team will be known as Nova GodLike. Through the deal, Nova GodLike will compete in Tencent’s PUBG Mobile with an Indian roster.

Anthony “AY” Yeung, CEO of Nova Esports, spoke on the reasoning behind the deal in an announcement: “PUBG Mobile is currently trending in the gaming section of India. It has surpassed other games in terms of popularity and revenue and made a place for itself in Indian pop culture. Even people who have not played the game would have seen and heard about it through various social media memes and posts.”

Nova Esports has several goals it hopes to achieve through its new Nova GodLike brand, namely succeeding in global PUBG Mobile competitions, turning its players into public figures, attracting other organisations to the Indian esports market, and creating “high quality content for the community.”

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