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Scientific Games Reimagines Play at G2E 2019

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Industry leader brings exciting new games, revolutionary technology and player-centric solutions to show floor

Scientific Games Corporation, through its subsidiary, Bally Gaming, Inc., showcases its commitment to Reimagine Play™ at the 2019 Global Gaming Expo (“G2E”) Oct. 14-17 in booth #1116 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

Visitors will get a firsthand look at passion-filled, entertainment experiences, built on the games, technology and products that players and partners love. It all comes together in Scientific Games’ entertainment ecosystem powered by advanced solutions, systems and technology designed to increase player engagement and provide the most complete operational enhancements for the Company’s partners.

At G2E, Scientific Games will showcase its own great casino games like Ultra Hot Mega Link™ and Drop & Lock™ and its new licensed brand games such as MONOPOLY Money Grab™ and JAMES BOND™ DIE ANOTHER DAY™. The Company will be launching OpenGaming™, its new full-suite of engaging iGaming content and reliable platforms, and feature their thrilling new game Mega Drop™ Quest. The Company will also offer an incredible world of play with SG Game Service, which allows players to enjoy proven slots, keno, poker, electronic table games and sports wagering on a single device. In addition to these great games, Scientific Games will demonstrate the amazing capabilities of its turnkey, yet modular, sportsbetting solution, OpenSports™.

“At Scientific Games, we love to make great games that players and partners love,” said Barry Cottle, President and CEO of Scientific Games. “It’s our passion to create the best products and pioneering services for our players and partners, and we are thrilled to showcase our amazing new product line up at G2E.”

In recognition of Scientific Games’ commitment to excellence, the Company has been shortlisted for seven 2019 Global Gaming Awards: Land-Based Product of the Year, Industry Supplier of the Year, Customer Loyalty Program of the Year, Slot of the Year, Digital Industry Supplier of the Year, Digital Product of the Year and American Executive of the Year – Barry Cottle.

Great Games that Players Love
Leading the industry in the creation and design of gaming content, Scientific Games will bring together game series built on success, cutting-edge hardware and celebrated licensed brands for a dynamic player experience at this year’s show. Scientific Games will debut a great line-up of new games including:

  • WILLY WONKA™ Everlasting Gobstopper on the Gamefield™ 2.0 cabinet
  • JAMES BOND DIE ANOTHER DAY on Wave XL Horizon™
  • MONOPOLY Big Wheel Railroads on TwinStar® 3RM Wheel
  • Ultra Hot Mega Link on the TwinStar® Wave XL
  • Dancing Drums® on the new TwinStar® 5 Reel Mechanical
  • New Drop & Lock Series on the TwinStar® Wave XL
  • Ultimate Cash Spin on the new TwinStar J43 Motion Wheel™

Technology Underpins Great Content
Scientific Games is also showcasing cutting-edge new technologies from outside the gaming industry, which makes games more dynamic, provides a more frictionless experience for players and enables operators to run their businesses more efficiently.

  • SG Game Service allows players to enjoy proven slots, keno, poker, electronic table games and sports wagering on a new suite of low-cost gaming devices.
  • SG Unified Wagering provides new ways for enabling sports wagering across an entire casino floor, not just the sports book. Cashless solutions utilizing SG Unified Wallet power not only the SG Game Service suite of new devices, but also the rest of the Scientific Games’ Entertainment Ecosystem ranging from Electronic Game Machines (EGM’s) to tables.
  • Scientific Games is also showcasing SG Vision object recognition technology across tables for chip and biometrics, EGM’s, and new form factor gaming devices providing protection for players and the most accurate player tracking data solutions for operators.
  • Finally, a new cellular telemetry solution for EGM’s, SG Connect, provides insights into machine health and player preferences to allow better content to be created while reducing operating costs for casino operators.

Systems Advance to New Heights
Scientific Games’ cashless solutions, engagement tools and data capabilities that can revolutionize the floor will be on display.

  • SG Cardless and SG Unified Wallet offer player convenience.
  • Rewards Quest enables customized player engagement through achievements, badges, and rewards.
  • Player Boutique® automates gift programs to enhance the player experience and improve operating efficiency.
  • Praxis Analytics® leverages big data to improve ROI on marketing expenditures.
  • SG Vision technology enables new Systems products for patron identification and chip tracking to revolutionize player loyalty programs and table operations bringing bonusing to tables which is an industry first.

Revolutionary Table Game Technology
Scientific Games will display impressive table game products that up the ante for players and partners and include:

  • The groundbreaking new, MDX™ shuffler, has the capacity to shuffle four to 10 decks of cards. MDX has a 10 deck sorting capacity and eliminates edge sorting as well.
  • The table progressive game is reimagined with GM Atlas™, a next-level progressive operating system. The system offers new bonus and jackpot options and the ability to configure Must-Hit-By and random mystery prizes.
  • The dramatically redesigned Quartz™ cabinet is Scientific Games’ latest electronic table game innovation. Quartz displays up to eight games concurrently on an immersive 26.5-inch LCD HD player touchscreen.

The Future of Sportsbetting
With an exciting debut earlier this year, Scientific Games’ OpenSports platform delivers all the services an operator needs and players expect. Reimagined from the ground up, the fully modularized solutions bring together a comprehensive suite of sports betting technologies and memorable sports betting experiences for players.

  • OpenBet™ remains the core sports betting technology solution, the backbone for sportsbook operations, using Scientific Games’ proprietary betting engines tested for scale in global sporting events.
  • OpenPlatform provides world-class, fully compliant player account and wallet services and functionality.
  • OpenTrade, powered by Don Best Sports, offers 360-degree managed trading services including pricing, odds and feeds.
  • OpenEngage powers sportsbook operators with player focused flexible and innovative interfaces for digital (mobile apps, mobile web and desktop) and retail (SSBT, EPOS and Content Display).
  • OpenAccelerate helps operators implement, manage and run their day-to-day sportsbook operations. A team of experienced industry personnel designs and executes critical strategy to drive acquisition, retention, and player engagement.

Also new to the industry are Match HQ™ Scoreboards, immersing players in an onscreen, in-depth, game experience with play-by-play animations, commentary and real-time stats for live games across web and mobile. Another highlight for G2E is the OpenSports Retail Companion AppThe app helps players bridge the gap between retail and digital wager by making selections and preparing wagers anywhere, anytime before setting foot in a venue.

The next phase of the OpenEngage digital front-end includes new betting features, an optimized user experience and engaging content to help operators maximize their players’ experiences in the new world of online sports betting across regulated states in the U.S.

Digital Casino Best-in-Class Solutions
Scientific Games’ recently unveiled its OpenGaming suite of products and features, which puts players at the heart of iGaming by packaging leading digital casino gaming technology and content into one seamless integration. As a scalable solution, the OpenGaming platform helps operators reach new players, manage player data and offer an unparalleled portfolio of online games from the world’s largest library of in-house and third-party studios.

OpenGaming‘s digital casino content is delivered to players through a global content aggregation platform. This market-leading network gives operators access to a growing portfolio of over 2,000 game titles from its worldwide studio network, supported by player-centric features including:

  • Tournaments functionality for multiple games including time, wager size, and invite-only experiences. This provides players the chance to top the leaderboards and win great prizes.
  • In partnership with Amazon’s GameSparks, Missions are set for players to win bonus features such as free spins, cash drops and exclusive event access. Missions is already available across more than 500 games and 25 independent studios.
  • The Mega Drop™ Jackpot System is a must-drop, multi-level jackpot system that is accessible to all players at any level. Players are provided a chance to win one of three progressive jackpots that are not time-based for fairer delivery, filling a gap among existing must-hits jackpots.

At G2E, customers will also get a sneak peek at Pillars of Asgard, representing the highest volatility slot title from the renowned NextGen studio in Sydney, Australia. Offering an unprecedented one million ways to win with the new gaming engines, Wild Multipliers, Floating Wild Stacks and Buy Pass™, where players can purchase direct entry into the bonus round.

Industry-Leading Lottery Solutions
G2E visitors will also experience Scientific Games’ industry-leading lottery retail and digital innovations.

  • PlayCentral®HD, now with advanced vision technology, is a high-definition player self-service experience that offers a full portfolio of lottery game entertainment and convenient mobile and payment card options.
  • PlayCentral 54 makes its mark at G2E this year touting the Walmart Services Division 2019 Supplier of the Year Award for Product. Custom-innovated for one of the world’s largest retailers, PlayCentral 54 is the lottery industry’s first low-height player self-service machine in market.
  • SCiQ® — an intelligent instant game ecosystem modernizing the lottery retail environment with technology that improves inventory management, accounting, merchandising and security, while providing big data to track, measure and optimize sales performance.

Learn more about Scientific Games iLottery solution, which is powering the most successful iLottery launch in North America for the Pennsylvania Lottery, surpassing the $500 million in sales milestone since May 2018 led by top-performing games such as Monster Wins®Foxin’ Wins® and Volcano Eruption®.

Scientific Games’ digital solutions feature an advanced iLottery platform, expert managed services and an exciting portfolio of online/mobile lottery games. Since 2001, the Company has led digital lottery innovation with more than 700 interactive lottery games, mobile apps, player loyalty programs and other interactive products and services.

All ® notices signify marks registered in the United States. © 2019 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

The MONOPOLY name and logo, the distinctive design of the game board, the four corner squares, the MR. MONOPOLY name and character, as well as each of the distinctive elements of the board, cards, and the playing pieces are trademarks of Hasbro for its property trading game and game equipment and are used with permission. © 2019 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro.

WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and all related characters and elements © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s19)

007 and related James Bond Trademarks © 1962-2019 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. 007 and related James Bond Trademarks are trademarks of Danjaq, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

 

About Scientific Games:
Scientific Games Corporation 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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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – September 21-27

Niji Narayan

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! It was again an eventful week in the USA, despite the still-active virus attack.

Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news and new partnerships. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

Celer Network’s mobile eSports platform CelerX has become the first mobile esports platform on blockchain to surpass $3 million in player winnings in one month. Since the global release of the BUST-A-MOVE Real Money Tournament in July 2020, CelerX has seen new record-highs in the number of games played each week and users making an average of $20 per day – with top users making $1000+ per day. So far, mid-August has proven to be the biggest gaming day of 2020 and complements CelerX’s $3 million worth of player winnings across the mobile esports platform and game portfolio in one month.

Construction of Fusion Arena, the $50 million esports arena in Philadelphia, has been put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 3500-seat facility was expected to open in 2021 and was commissioned by Comcast Spectacor, owner of the Philadelphia Fusion of the Overwatch League.

The Legislature of the city of Buenos Aires has addressed a proposed law on the prevention of gambling addiction and the regulation of online gaming on September 24. The bill was proposed by the Lottery of the City of Buenos Aires (LOTBA).

The Carson Nugget casino in Nevada is going to replace and upgrade its old casino management system with Table Trac’s CasinoTrac management system.

Carousel Group has announced that its online sportsbook, SportsBetting.com, has gone live in Colorado. SportsBetting.com took its first wager from Colorado late last Wednesday, a bet on the Dodgers, which resulted in a winning ticket for the customer. The next full day of betting saw a customer win $7,000 on a six-team MLB parlay. SportsBetting.com has rolled out a number of promotions to kick off the launch.

New Partnerships

Online bookmaker Betway has entered into a partnership with North American esports organisation beastcoast. As per this new one-year deal, the bookmaker will back beastcoast’s Peruvian Dota 2 team. Betway will obtain rights to jersey branding, as well as player access, allowing the bookmaker to “bring its fans closer to the action.”

Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company has partnered with Newzoo, the world’s leading provider of games and esports analytics. The partnership will enable the two companies to exchange esports market data and insights. Also, Simplicity will have access to Newzoo’s data analytics tools.

Awards

For the third consecutive year, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s (MGE) flagship property Mohegan Sun was voted “Best Casino Hotel” in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Nominees for the awards were selected by a panel of experts, including editors from both USA Today and 10Best.com, as well as relevant expert contributors. This year’s list of nominees featured some of the most well-known casinos and resorts in the US.

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Jamie Foxx To Star In BetMGM’s New Brand Campaign

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BetMGM, the market-leading sports betting and online gaming platform, is proud to announce that Academy and GRAMMY Award winner Jamie Foxx will star in the company’s new ad campaign. The multitalented sensation, who has conquered the worlds of comedy, film, and music, is now also the face of BetMGM’s new The King of Sportsbooks campaign.

Foxx will star in a variety of traditional and social media advertisements for BetMGM. For their first brand campaign together, The King of Sportsbooks, made in partnership with creative agency 72andSunny New York, BetMGM showcases the excitement that comes with sports betting. The campaign will roll out in the coming weeks featuring a video ad, with the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas as the canvas. The ad creates a “sitting on the edge of your seat” experience by combining the magic of sports brought to life on the Fountains, with the surrealism of Foxx levitating above water.

“Jamie is an exceptional talent and we’re proud to have him partner with us on our new campaign for BetMGM,” said BetMGM’s Chief Marketing Officer Matt Prevost. “The King of Sportsbooks campaign is the next step in the evolution of the BetMGM brand and Jamie brings a unique ability to tell our story in an incredibly creative and entertaining way. BetMGM exists at the intersection of sports and entertainment and Jamie fits this positioning perfectly; we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to the BetMGM family.”

Jamie Foxx is an award-winning actor, singer, and comedian. He recently won “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture” at the NAACP Image Awards and received a SAG Award nomination for “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role” for his performance in Just Mercy. Foxx can currently be seen in Netflix’s Project Power, which launched on August 14, and is a starring voice in Disney/Pixar’s upcoming feature Soul set for release on November 20.

Available for download on both iOS and Android and accessible via desktop, BetMGM leverages an exclusive betting engine that allows sports fans to place bets quickly and with ease and is accessible in seven states, with plans to be live in 11 by the end of 2020. For more information, follow @BetMGM on Twitter.

 

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – September 14-20

Niji Narayan

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! It was again an eventful week in the USA, despite the still-active virus attack.

Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news, new partnerships and new appointments. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

John Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Pollard Banknote Limited, has been inducted into the Public Gaming Research Institute’s Lottery Industry Hall of Fame. Each year, the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame’s members nominate and vote on industry leaders who promote excellence, integrity and success in the lottery industry. John Pollard, along with five other recipients, will be honored in a virtual ceremony on October 14.

WarnerMedia is going to join the growing parade of media firms eager to court consumer interest in sports betting. During the coverage of NBA’s Western Conference Finals, TNT will present an alternate live-streamed feed of the games that includes commentary on betting analysis and odds. The feed, known as “TNT Bets” and made available to cable and satellite subscribers via the Watch TNT app, will be hosted by Bleacher Report’s Cabbie Richards, Kelly Stewart and Tim Doyle, and the leading gaming company FanDuel will provide real-time statistics and information.

Elaine Wynn, who has 8.84% stakes in Wynn Resorts Limited, the biggest among single shareholders, has reportedly dropped her quest to secure a position in the board of directors of the company. She made this announcement during a fitness hearing held by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. She reportedly revealed that she accepts her age of 75 years is a constraint for such positions.

Betfair has announced that it is withdrawing from the NJ betting market due to disappointing results and because the state is getting its first sports betting exchange. Betfair entered the NJ market back in 2015, but generated a sports betting handle of just $12.4 million in 2018. Now, Sporttrade, a sports betting startup, is to introduce a proprietor betting exchange for the state via an agreement with Twin River Worldwide Holdings.

New partnership

ESPN has entered into two separate multi-year agreements with Caesars Entertainment and DraftKings. The deals include co-exclusive link integrations across ESPN digital platforms connecting fans to sportsbooks from Caesars Entertainment’s sports betting partner, William Hill, and DraftKings.

New Appointment

US gaming company DraftKings Inc. has appointed Erik Bradbury as its Chief Accounting Officer and principal accounting officer. His appointment came into force on September 10. Mr. Bradbury, who has about 16 years of experience in accounting, will report to Jason Park, the CFO of the company.

New Launching

Sports book operator William Hill has announced the launch of its mobile sports betting app in Illinois, in partnership with Caesars Entertainment’s Grand Victoria Casino. The William Hill Mobile App is built on a proprietary platform, offering an easy and seamless betting experience. The app offers multiple deposit and withdrawal options. The app has enhanced technology features, such as a biometric login and a quick-bet option.

Compliance

Online gaming platform provider Dench Solutions has obtained a compliance certificate to act as a gaming test house of Gaming Laboratories International. The company was awarded the GLI-19 standard for its ability to meet strict security standard requirements when dealing with customer data.

The Virginia Lottery Board has approved the proposed sports betting regulations after the fifty-six day public consultation period ended on September 9. As part of the public consultation, it received 183 comments from various companies and sports leagues. The Lottery’s deputy director Gina Smith said each comment was read and reviewed.

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