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Scientific Games and Oneida Indian Nation Launch Sports Betting at Yellow Brick Road Casino; The Largest Sports Book in New York State

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Scientific Games Corporation and the Oneida Indian Nation (“Oneida”) have launched sports betting at a third New York casino. Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango, New York is now live with a retail sportsbook, expanding the locations where Scientific Games is powering sports betting in the state.

Yellow Brick Road follows Turning Stone Resort and Point Place Casino as the third Oneida destination to offer retail sports betting. The casino now benefits from the full functionality of OpenSports, Scientific Games’ modular sports betting technology suite.

The nearly 9,000 square foot venue is designed to accommodate more than 250 sports fans, featuring a custom-built 32-foot LED screen and more than 35 additional large-screen TVs for the ultimate viewing experience from any location in the lounge.

Jordan Levin, Group Chief Executive of SG Digital, said, “Our partnership with Oneida continues to highlight our strong early presence in New York State. Launching our third casino with Oneida brings a polished and player-centric sportsbook to even more players, and we’re excited to see the continued growth that results from this and further launches.”

Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter said, “OpenSports is empowering us to give our customers a top-notch betting experience, and we’re thrilled to bring a quality sportsbook technology to our Yellow Brick Road property, New York’s largest sports book. ”

With 35 sports betting customers in the U.S, and internationally, Scientific Games is a U.S.-based gaming entertainment provider and launched the first full-scale sports betting offering in the U.S. for the Delaware Lottery following the new ruling on PASPA in 2018.

 

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About Scientific Games:

Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a world leader in entertainment offering dynamic games, systems and services for casino, lottery, 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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AGA, AGEM Launch Partnership to Combat Unregulated Gaming Machines

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Campaign Will Highlight Gray Market Misinformation

The American Gaming Association (AGA) and the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced a new partnership to combat the unchecked spread of unregulated gaming machines throughout the United States. The ongoing campaign will focus on providing state and local policymakers, law enforcement, and regulatory agencies with new resources and tools to stop the proliferation of unregulated gaming machines.

Casino gaming is one of the most highly regulated industries in the U.S. with more than 4,000 state and tribal regulators dedicated to overseeing all forms of gaming, including electronic gaming machines. The recent growth of unregulated machines across the country raises a host of concerns which the organizations outlined in a fact sheet released today. Among them are the lack of testing, consumer protections, and responsible gaming measures, which underscore the need for states with gray market and illegal machines to make this a priority area of focus.

“Stamping out the illegal market that threatens the safety of consumers will always be one of the gaming industry’s highest priorities,” said Bill Miller, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. “We are proud to work with the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers and our fellow industry partners to combat the spread of illegal machines. The AGA is encouraged that policymakers in some states such as Virginia have begun to recognize the dangers of these machines and have taken recent legislative action toward outlawing them. Unfortunately, other jurisdictions where these machines have become pervasive may believe their only recourse is to regulate and tax them. Rewarding bad behavior is not the answer, and we hope our education efforts will make it clear that the only real solution is to stop the spread of these devices.”

“The regulated gaming industry has rarely been more united on a singular issue and now we have a tool to address the misinformation and deception that unregulated machine companies use to confound law enforcement, the courts, and local citizens,” said Marcus Prater, executive director of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers. “The spread of these machines represents a serious threat to the overall regulated market that has invested billions in infrastructure while also creating thousands of jobs and substantial tax benefits in the communities they serve. Moreover, unregulated machines prey on confused players who see slot machine symbols and think they’re getting a fair chance when they absolutely are not.”

 

More than 20 professional gaming organizations have joined the AGA and AGEM in opposition to the spread of unregulated gaming, including the National Indian Gaming Association, the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, the International Center for Responsible Gaming, the National Council on Problem Gambling, multiple state casino and tribal associations, and both of the leading independent gaming equipment test labs. View the full list here.

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Selects Gambling Expansion Study Group

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has selected a study group to investigate gambling expansion within the state. The group of 12 people will investigate to determine a gambling policy for the state and will provide a report by the end of this year.

Former Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange will lead the group. It is expected that the report will address several items, including how much revenue new games and facilities will bring to the state in revenue, as well as what impact these facilities will have.

“I am committed to, once and for all, getting the facts so that the people of Alabama can make an informed decision on what has been a hotly debated topic for many years. Without a doubt, there will be ramifications if we eventually expand gaming options in our state just as there are costs associated with doing nothing,” Kay Ivey said.

“If we wait until Dec. 31, we’ve missed the November election. It’s the most highly participated election in the state in a presidential year. We’ve got the factor of a hotly contested U.S. Senate race. The time to do a lottery is this November,” House Ways and Means General Fund committee chair Steve Clouse, R-Ozark said.

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GLI to Conduct 20th Annual North American Regulators Roundtable Next Month

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Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) is going to conduct its 20th annual North American Regulators Roundtable on March 4–5 at the Tropicana Las Vegas. The event features leading subject matter authorities from around the world addressing the gaming industry’s most timely topics.

Delivering highly anticipated keynote addresses are NIGC Chairman E. Sequoyah Simermeyer and NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr., who will speak about the expansion of tribal gaming in the U.S. Additionally, futurist Gabe Zichermann will speak about gamification and artificial intelligence.

“We have labs strategically placed all over the world, and suppliers of all sizes bring their latest technologies to our labs at all phases of the R&D process. Because of that, we see the future as it is unfolding. With the Roundtable, we bring that prescient knowledge to regulators – guiding, educating, and working side-by-side to bring that future to fruition, providing insights from world-leading experts to help illuminate the path forward,” James R. Maida, President and CEO of GLI.

The first day of general sessions will focus on the topic “Innovation,” and will include several insightful panels, including “2020’s Eight Top Gaming Innovations,” “Envisioning Greater Added Value for Your Customers” and “Cross-Market Regulation of Sports Betting.”

An attendee favourite is the annual Innovation Room and scheduled to appear this year are Marker Trax, Next Gaming, Scientific Games, Synergy Blue and the UNLV Center for Gaming Innovation.

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