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Gambling.com Group Wins Two Writing Awards in Associated Press Sports Editors Contest

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Gambling.com Group Plc is pleased to announce it has been honored with two national writing awards in the United States by the Associated Press Sports Editors (“APSE”). The APSE’s annual contest recognizes the best sports journalism in America and Gambling.com Group was recognized for coverage published on Gambling.com, an essential source for online gambling news and reviews in the U.S.

The Group, competing in Category B (750,000-2,000,000 monthly visitors), was recognized in the Projects category for a series of seven stories looking at how sports betting evolved in the year since the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. Additionally, the Group’s in-depth coverage examining Colorado’s confusing sports betting referendum was honored in the Explanatory category.

Gerry Ahern, Director of North American Content for Gambling.com Group said, “It’s great to see the work of our team recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors, in the country’s top sports journalism contest. We are building a powerful editorial team, doing vital reporting and being honored by our peers in sports media is evidence we are becoming a journalistic force to be reckoned with.”

APSE is a professional organization in the United States which represents sports editors, their assistants and staff and promotes a focus on standards for fairness, ethics and journalistic excellence.

Charles Gillespie, Chief Executive of Gambling.com Group, adds, “Quality reporting is paramount when covering the most important issues facing the rapidly growing American online gambling industry. From legislative analysis to education on issues like offshore odds, our team of esteemed writers for Gambling.com and Bookies.com have worked tirelessly to provide best-in-class coverage. I’m proud to watch our editorial team win two national writing awards, establishing our editorial content as leading the way in providing the finest sports and gaming coverage in the business.”

The Group is the first member of APSE focused on covering the emerging sports betting market in the United States. The Group’s U.S. news team has experience at media companies such as the Chicago Tribune and USA TODAY Sports, and has contributors with experience writing for outlets that include the Denver Post, ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports, Bleacher Report, the St. Petersburg Times, CBS Sportsline, Golfweek, the Tampa Bay Times, the Baltimore Sun and the Boston Herald.

 

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Rush Street Interactive Partners With Global Leader Scientific Games To Premier Its Online Casino Games In The Pennsylvania Market At BetRivers.com And PlaySugarHouse.com

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Rush Street Interactive (RSI) is excited to partner with Scientific Games to become the first online casino operator in Pennsylvania to premier the global entertainment company’s fan favorite games on its BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com sites.  The newly launched games include 88 Fortunes, which is the most popular slot game on the PlaySugarHouse.com online casino site in New Jersey, as well as a player favorite at Rivers Casinos in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, along with Spartacus™, Starmania® and Mad Mad Monkey®.

“We are excited to partner with Scientific Games to be the first online operator in Pennsylvania to bring these top quality and well-known casino games to our players,” said Richard Schwartz, President of Rush Street Interactive, which operates BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com.  “88 Fortunes is already the most popular slot game out of over 550 slot games on PlaySugarHouse.com in New Jersey and we expect Pennsylvania players will love playing it online just as much.”

With the combination of beautiful Asian artwork and bonus features, 88 Fortunes is a fan favorite because of the bounty of winning opportunities it offers players.  88 Fortunes Fu Bat Jackpot feature offers four progressive levels with a Grand Jackpot possible.  Players also enjoy the ability to trigger the free games feature that can also be retriggered.

“Scientific Games is thrilled to partner with Rush Street Interactive, a proven online gaming operator and market leader for online casinos in Pennsylvania,” said Bob Hays, VP Commercial, North America for Scientific Games.  “We are proud to be close partners with RSI as we collaborate together to grow the exciting online casino category in the US market.”

Both BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com currently offer a match of a new customer’s first deposit, up to $250.  The award-winning sites/apps also focus on offering high quality customer service; great deposit/withdraw methods and quick payouts.  Both sites have seen an uptick of 4 to 5 times more players signing-up in the past few weeks.

Scientific Games slots join a robust but growing online casino catalog that now contains over 100 real-money slots, table games and video poker variants in Pennsylvania. In addition to fan-favorite casino slots, BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com feature online exclusive slots as well as progressive jackpot slots.  New titles are added weekly.

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GAN’s Online Gambling Revenue in Pennsylvania Rises in February 2020

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GAN’s Online Gambling Revenue in Pennsylvania Rises in February 2020
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GAN plc has updated the market following the publication of Internet gaming and Internet sports betting financial information for the calendar month of February 2020 in Pennsylvania, by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).

Internet Gaming Win was $19.5 million in February, reflecting an increase of 39.6% from the prior sequential month. Total Internet Sports Wagering Handle was approximately $294.1 million in February, compared to $308.6 million in January. Internet Sports Wagering Gross Revenues (after payouts) for the month of February were $10.8 million, compared to$26.7 million in January.

Internet Sports Wagering Gross Revenues may vary from month to month due to the payouts for future events occurring months after the original wager was made and unredeemed winning wagers from prior months will become deductible upon redemption in future months.

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Scientific Games Statement on COVID-19 Response

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Scientific Games Corporation is taking essential actions to respond to the global COVID-19 crisis.

Scientific Games CEO Barry Cottle said: “Like many others, our industry is facing unprecedented challenges from the widespread impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. We are working around the clock to take care of our employees, customers, shareholders and other key stakeholders in these difficult times, while providing uninterrupted products and services to those customers who continue to operate. Thankfully, we came into this year with a very strong liquidity position, including substantial capacity under our revolver, and also refinanced our debt, extended our major maturities and lowered our interest expense. We have a diverse portfolio of assets, product and services that uniquely position us to weather this crisis.

We are taking a variety of actions to help ensure that we meet the demands of this outbreak and are ready when the industry begins to recover. I am confident that the measures we are taking now will prepare us to come out of the crisis even stronger than before. And, I have never been prouder to lead a team where everyone is stepping up to help each other, our partners and our Company.”

The Company is instituting a number of cost-savings measures to ensure stability for team members and protect the operations of the Company. Some of these measures include workforce hour and pay reductions to preserve as many jobs as possible and furloughs for those support roles that have seen a decrease in industry work. During this challenging time, the executive leadership team has committed to a voluntary 50% salary reduction while Chief Executive Officer Barry Cottle has volunteered a 100% reduction in pay.

We recognize that the temporary furloughs that are made necessary by the impact of COVID-19 on our Company create substantial hardship for the furloughed employees and their families. We are establishing a Hardship Relief Fund to provide short-term assistance to those employees and their immediate families who incur unexpected and onerous personal, family, or living expenses as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The Company, Barry Cottle and several other senior executives will be making contributions to the fund.

Scientific Games is committed to supporting our customers in this crisis by continuing to provide quality, secure products and services to partners across lottery, iGaming, sports betting and land-based casinos. In addition, SciPlay continues to publish free-to-play apps for players to enjoy.

Scientific Games leadership will continue to evaluate this rapidly-evolving situation and assess the duration of cost-savings measures based on the continuing impact of COVID-19.

© 2020 Scientific Games Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

About Scientific Games:
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) 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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