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Scientific Games Aligns With National Council On Problem Gambling To Support Responsible Gifting During The Holidays

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Scientific Games Corporation has announced that it is once again joining lotteries around the world in the “Gift Responsibly. Lottery Tickets Aren’t Child’s Play” responsible gaming campaign led by the National Council on Problem Gambling. As the world’s largest supplier of lottery instant games and a leading supplier of numbers games and technology, Scientific Games joins widespread support for the initiative.

In 2018, the Company participated in the “Gift Responsibly” campaign along with all U.S. and Canadian lotteries and a number of international lotteries. “Scientific Games is one of the first companies to be certified by the World Lottery Association as a responsible gaming supplier. We support a number of leading responsible gaming organizations like the National Council on Problem Gaming and we work closely with lotteries and retailers to help prevent those under 18 from playing lottery games,” said Pat McHugh, Group Chief Executive, Lottery for Scientific Games.

“Additionally, we are continually innovating new technologies like our advanced SG Vision technology, which helps protect against underage lottery purchases at retail.” McHugh said that underscoring the Company’s strong commitment to responsible gaming, it recently named, Carla Schaefer, recognized as an industry expert on lottery products and marketing, to the role of Vice President of Responsible Gaming, Lottery.

In her new position, Schaefer will lead Scientific Games’ proactive strategy to further promote responsible gaming in its lottery business. Schaefer will work closely across all Scientific Games teams to leverage data and predictive analytics to implement programs and develop products and programs for the Company’s lottery customers that help raise awareness for and mitigate potential problem gaming before it becomes an issue for any player.

“Social responsibility and integrity are cornerstones of Scientific Games, and we are extremely proud to stand with our lottery customers and the National Council on Problem Gaming in maintaining responsible play throughout the Lottery industry,” said Schaefer. “Lottery games are created to entertain, and intended to be played by adults. Lottery games are not child’s play, and we urge everyone to share this important message during the holiday season and always.” Scientific Games provides games, technology and services to 150 lotteries in 50 countries, including nearly every North American lottery.

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NIGA Delegation Visits Gauselmann Group

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Ernest L. Stevens Jr., Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), with a delegation of four have visited the Gauselmann group in Germany.

The NIGA members started off their visit in Eastern Westphalia. They visited the Gauselmann Group’s production plant in Lübbecke, the company’s training centre at Schloss Benkhausen in Espelkamp and the German Coin-Op Museum. They experienced German casino flair in the MERKUR Casino arcades in Espelkamp, as well as at the Bad Oeynhausen casino.

They made discussions with various company representatives, especially Paul Gauselmann (founder of Gauselmann group), who invited Ernest L. Stevens along with Jürgen Stühmeyer (Merkur Management Board member) and Athanasios Isaakidis (Chief Executive, International) to a personal meeting.

“It is a great honour for us to welcome Ernest Stevens and his delegation to the Gauselmann Group’s company headquarters. Mr Stevens has been passionately campaigning for the concerns of the Indian gaming industry in the United States for decades. Thanks to his skill, gaming revenues have been more than tripled in the past two decades. This is a remarkable achievement and a great win for the affiliated Indian tribes, that have been able to use the generated revenues to implement many social projects such as schools, kindergartens and hospitals,” Paul Gauselmann said.

“In addition, I see in Mr Stevens many parallels with my own many years of association work in the German amusement and vending machine industry and am therefore delighted to be able to get to know him better personally,” he added.

“We are delighted to have received the invitation to get to know the East-Westphalian Gauselmann Group personally and about the wonderful hospitality shown to us during our stay. It was really fascinating to see how the high-quality products of the games makers in Germany are manufactured and, like our casinos in the United States, how they also secure local jobs,” Ernest L. Stevens said.

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High 5 Games recruits Jesse Cary as Vice President Strategy

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High 5 Games (H5G), the world’s leading independent casino games provider, has appointed Jesse Cary in the newly created role of Vice President Strategy as the company prepares to launch its social casino into the real money gaming market.

Cary is an experienced technologist and joins the company from Bede Gaming where he served over eight years as a technical director of the platform provider.

As part of his new role, he will be responsible for H5G’s iGaming platform strategy, advising on technical platform design, platform as a product, as well as engineering organisational structure.

Following the developer’s recently granted MGA B2C licence Type 1, his immediate focus will be to ensure the successful launch of High 5 Casino and help take the B2C brand into new markets.

The casino will launch on the company’s proprietary platform, Vault, which incorporates its Brain with Benefits technology that is built on Google’s artificial intelligence and machine learning frameworks. High 5 Games has ambitions to package and licence the intelligent Brain, named Oracle, to operators worldwide in the future.

The appointment will also provide the developer with a bridge between its recently formed Maltese business operation and its established product and development teams in New York City.

Anthony Singer, CEO of High 5 Games, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Jesse to High 5 Games, who will become a real asset to the team as we prepare to launch our first B2C brand in the real gaming market.

“His tech background will be instrumental as we begin to broaden our product offering, especially with the launch of our Brain with Benefits technology that is set to set to revolutionise the casino experience with a truly personalised player journey.”

Commenting on his new role, Cary said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me and an exciting time to join High 5 Games.

“The company’s new Brain with Benefits technology will take gaming to the next level. I’m looking forward to working with the rest of the team and to introduce Oracle the Brain to the global gaming industry.”

 

 

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Nominations Open for the 2020 American Gambling Awards

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Nominations to win a coveted Golden Eagle are now being accepted in 12 categories for the 2020 American Gambling Awards, which recognize operational and business excellence within the regulated, American online gambling industry. The Golden Eagle trophies and American Gambling Awards brand serve as trustworthy symbols to consumers looking for the best regulated casinos, sports betting, horse racing and fantasy operators in the United States.

For the 2020 American Gambling Awards, eight commercial categories will honor the achievements of the industry’s regulated online gambling operators and suppliers serving the flourishing U.S. market. Four more service categories will recognize the achievements of the industry supporters, policymakers, lawyers and regulators who play a vital role in developing the American online gambling market. For the full list of categories visit www.gambling.com/us/awards.

Returning to evaluate nominations for each award category will be a diverse panel of expert judges. For the first time, the public will have a chance to weigh in on the online gambling industry’s most impactful companies and influencers – from the perspective of the American gambler. A public voting opportunity will be available online when finalists are announced.

Key dates for the 2020 American Gambling Awards include:

  • March 20, 2020 – Nominations due
  • March 30, 2020 – Finalists announced; public vote opens
  • April 14, 2020 – Judging and public voting closes
  • May 14, 2020 – Winners announced at awards party at ICE North America in New Orleans

Charles Gillespie, chief executive of Gambling.com Group Plc, says, “There was an unprecedented flurry of activity in every corner of the American online gambling industry in 2019. From all the legislation and advocacy, to the product launches and an evolving media landscape, there will be no shortage of milestones and achievements to celebrate at the 2020 American Gambling Awards. Competition will be fierce as operators and policymakers seek acknowledgement of their early success in the American market. Don’t miss out on this chance to take home a Golden Eagle.”

The American Gambling Awards will culminate with an awards party on May 14 at ICE North America, organized by Clarion Gaming. The 2020 American Gambling Awards are presented by Gambling.com and bookies.com. For more information, visit: www.gambling.com/us/awards.

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