Scientific Games


    Scientific Games is a service provider in the global lottery and regulated gaming industries. Beginning with the breakthrough technology that launched the world’s very first secure instant lottery game in 1974, the company has continued to advance the games, technology, programs, marketing research and security that have been a driving force behind the success of more than 300 customers on six continents over the last 40 years.Scientific Games is the industry’s only full-service provider offering diverse products, technology and services that can be customized to meet the unique requirements of virtually any lottery or gaming jurisdiction, including:Instant, Interactive & Draw GamesInstant Game Product ManagementLottery SystemsRetail TechnologyVideo Gaming SystemsGaming Terminals & Gaming Terminal ContentLottery & Gaming Operations ManagementMarketing Research & AnalyticsLicensed PropertiesLoyalty & Rewards ProgramsInternet, Mobile & Social Gaming


    Kevin Sheehan

    Kevin Sheehan joined Scientific Games Corporation as chief executive officer and president in August 2016.Previously he served as chief executive officer and president of Norwegian Cruise Line Holding Ltd., comprised of Norwegian Cruise Line and Prestige Cruises International, Inc., which operates Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas.At Norwegian, Kevin led major initiatives to expand the company’s revenues and increase profitability in the midst of a difficult economic climate. He also focused the organization on delivering increased guest services, raising guest satisfaction scores to record levels.In 2013, Sheehan completed Norwegian’s successful initial public offering on NASDAQ, and in 2014, he completed the acquisition of Prestige Cruises International, the market leader in the upscale cruise segment.Kevin’s management philosophy of leading by example enabled him to reinvigorate Norwegian by opening lines of communication and creating a positive corporate culture.Prior to Norwegian, Kevin was with Cendant Corporation. His last role was chief executive officer of Vehicle Services, which included global responsibilities of Avis, Budget, PHH Vehicle Management Services, and Wright Express.Kevin‘s earlier career included nearly 10 years in the media industry. He served as President of STT Video Partners, a joint venture between Time Warner, HBO and Sega, to offer interactive cable services directly into consumers‘ homes. He was also instrumental in the creation and launch of Telemundo.In 2011, Kevin was named “Miami Ultimate CEO” by the South Florida Business Journal, and in 2014 EY named him an “Entrepreneur of the Year”.Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Hunter College and an MBA from New York University’s Graduate School of Business. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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    Five banks in focus for IPO of SG lotteries arm

    Five Australian investment banks are reportedly in line to set up what could become the largest IPO on the Australia Securities Exchange, as Scientific Games (SG) seeks to list its global lotteries arm.

    SG teams with Playtech on global distribution accord

    Scientific Games Corporation has signed a mutual distribution agreement with U.K.-listed gambling technology company Playtech.

    SG to buy out remaining stock in SciPlay digital unit

    Scientific Games says its buying out the 19 percent of digital games unit SciPlay that it doesn't already own in an all-stock transaction to create a combined company with a market value of $7 billion.
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    Scientific Games considering Australia for lotteries IPO, report

    US-based Scientific Games is reportedly considering Australia for the IPO of its global lotteries business, estimated to be worth some AU$5 billion ($3.71 billion).

    SG to divest lottery/sports betting to unlock value

    Scientific Games expects its digital businesses to be the same size as its land-based operations within three years following major restructuring plans to unlock value for shareholders. 
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    SG: Virtual showcase for product pipeline

    Scientific Games went virtual in May this year to showcase its latest products and offer its insights and analysis into today’s challenging marketplace. 
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    Evolution and Scientific Games strike land-based lightning roulette deal

    Evolution announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Scientific Games to make Evolution’s multi-award winning live online Lightning Roulette game available as a showpiece physical game in land-based casinos worldwide.

    SG acquires SportCast to boost sports betting offering

    Scientific Games said it has strengthened its global suite of sports technology, services and content with the acquisition of SportCast, which provides services encompassing outright betting, through to pre-match and in-play. 
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    Key takeaways from the SG Asia Summit

    Last week, gaming supplier Scientific Games Corporation held its inaugural customer-only SG Asia Summit & Virtual Experience, with its top decision-makers in Asia sharing their views for the year ahead. 
    SG appoints Trevor Ross as sales director for Asia

    SG appoints Trevor Ross as sales director for Asia

    Scientific Games said it has appointed Trevor Ross as its new Sales Director for Asia, effective this month, after being a member of the company’s sales team since 2018.

    SG Q1 revenue gains 1%, helped by digital, Sciplay and lottery

    Scientific Games said Q1 revenue rose 1 percent and its loss narrowed significantly thanks to gains in its lottery, Sciplay and digital businesses.

    Sydney studio bolsters offering via SG Digital

    Specialist slots provider Lightning Box is to roll-out some of its most iconic games with Betway. The deal, provided via SG Digital, follows the success of an earlier integration of slots with Betway via Microgaming.
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    Scientific Games eyes listing on ASX

    U.S. gaming supplier Scientific Games is looking at listing on the Australian Stock Exchange, which would help raise funds and reduce debt.

    U.S. analyst raises target for AGS, Everi, Scientific Games

    U.S. gaming analyst Steve Wieczynski of Stifel Financial Corp. has raised targets on several gaming suppliers including AGS, Everi and Scientific Games based on results from the Q1 Eilers-Fantini slot survey.

    SG gets employment accolade in Greece

    Scientific Games has again been recognised as the leading betting and gaming employer in Greece by Great Place to Work Hellas, this year rising to fifth position in the overall rankings.
    Scientific Games releases Perfect Potions Megaways

    Scientific Games releases Perfect Potions Megaways

    Scientific Games Corporation has unveiled its latest iGaming release Perfect Potions Megaways; featuring expanding reels and a unique twist on the popular mechanic.

    Scientific Games names new Chief Technology Officer Victor Blanco

    Victor Blanco, who previously led Aristocrat's expansion into social casino and casual games will now oversee Scientific Games' technology strategy to support leadership across gaming, lottery, sports betting, and iGaming as well as support the development and execution of the company's games.

    Moody changes Scientific Games outlook to stable

    Ratings agency Moody’s Investor Service on Friday affirmed Scientific Games’ B3 Corporate Family Racing, B3-PD Probability of Default Rating and changed its outlook from negative to stable.
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    Scientific Games unveils Mural cabinet

    Scientific Games Corporation has unveiled its new Mural™ cabinet, which it claims to be the most visually dramatic gaming cabinet in the Company’s range of industry-leading products.
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    Scientific Games: Hurricane Horse gallops into Asia

    Scientific Games launched the DualosX cabinet in 2019 featuring the games Duo Fu Du Cai – 5 Treasures and Diamond Eternity, both well received and acclaimed. As a result, Scientific Games developed and recently launched the third Duo Fu Duo Cai game on Dualos X, Hurricane Horse.

    SG to provide online content to Wind Creek casino

    Scientific Games has added its vast array of content to Wind Creek’s iGaming solution in Pennsylvania with industry leading titles from its OpenGaming ecosystem.

    SG extends partnership with Hasbro with Monopoly Utility Trails

    Scientific Games has launched its Hasbro-branded blockbuster game MONOPOLY Utility Trails, further boosting its long-term brand licensing partnership with Hasbro, Inc.

    SG secures three-year contract extension with Entain for gaming platform

    Scientific Games has secured a new three-year contract extension with Entain plc to continue powering one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups with its OpenGaming ecosystem.

    SG gaming biz showing signs of turnaround: Union Gaming

    Scientific Games is seeing early signs of success in gaming turn around and is likely to build on its recent performance to boost market share, sales volumes and higher win per day, Union Gaming said in a note.

    IGT/SG ink cross licensing deal for cashless gaming

    International Game Technology and Scientific Games Corporation have signed a cross-licensing agreement for patents related to cashless slot gaming technologies.

    SG’s Duo Fu Duo Cai Hurricane Horse gets Asia approvals

    Hurricane Horse, the third Duo Fu Duo Cai game on the Dualos X cabinet, has now received Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) in Macau.

    Scientific Games launches Rainbow Riches Race Day

    Scientific Games has unveiled its new sports-themed slot, Rainbow Riches Race Day, the latest creation utilizing the hugely popular gaming franchise.
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    Scientific Games says Singing Cats now approved

    Scientific Games Corporation is excited to announce that Jin Ji Bao Xi - Singing Cats, the fourth linked progressive game in the Jin Ji Bao Xi game family, is now approved.

    SG reports Q3 revenues down 18.4% year-on-year

    Scientific Games has reported revenues for the July-September 2020 period at US$698 million, down 18.4 percent from the previous year, despite growth in its digital segments. This resulted in a net loss of US$111 million for the quarter.
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    Scientific Games: Changing the game with Tournaments Express

    With Tournaments Express, you can turn any slot machine on your floor – no matter its manufacturer or slot-management system – into a tournament machine within moments. As soon as the tournament ends, you can easily switch the games back into revenue-generating mode to make the best use of your casino floor.
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    Scientific Games launches Kascada cabinet

    Scientific Games has introduced the Kascada cabinet, which is the next generation of the top-selling TwinStar J43 cabinet.
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    Bigger things may be in the works at SG: Union Gaming

    Scientific Games may have “bigger things” in the works, including a strategic transaction, after announcing a management refresh on Monday, according to a note from Union Gaming.
    SG appoints former Aristocrat execs to board after investor changes

    SG appoints former Aristocrat execs to board after investor changes

    Scientific Games said it has appointed former Aristocrat CEO Jamie Odell as its executive chair and former Chief Financial Officer Toni Korsanos as executive vice chair in a boardroom reshuffle after a change in shareholders.
    SG introduces GM Atlas and ShuffleStar Continuous

    SG introduces GM Atlas and ShuffleStar Continuous

    GM Atlas, Scientific Games’ next-level progressive platform, ties together all of the best functions from the previous Game Manager 1 and Game Manager 2 platforms and adds much more.

    More player space on casino floors likely to become permanent

    The increased space for players on gaming floors due to Covid-19 has been welcomed by clients and is likely to be a trend that is here to stay, executives from three of the world’s largest suppliers said on a panel at the Australasian Gaming Expo seminars.

    Scientific Games reports US$198 million net loss for Q2

    Gaming industry supplier Scientific Games reported on Thursday its financial results for the quarter ending June 30, noting that the firm suffered a US$198 million net loss in the period. Total revenues for the quarter amounted to US$539 million. The statement explained, “the company’s gaming and lottery revenue was negatively impacted by the Covid-19 disruptions […]

    Ronald Perelman mulls sale of Scientific Games stake

    Billionaire Ronald Perelman, a world-renown investor, and the largest shareholder of gaming supplier Scientific Games is considering a possible sale of his 39 percent stake in the company. According to a report from Bloomberg, this would be part of Perelman’s efforts to reposition his investment portfolio in the wake of the coronavirus, which was “pinched […]

    SG appoints Clinton Long as VP Asia

    Scientific Games said industry veteran Clinton Long is its new Vice President of Asia, having taken up the post in March.

    Scientific Games unveils Covid era contactless casino products

    Scientific Games Corporation has unveiled a number of Covid era casino products, or what they call contactless gaming solutions, to aid casino operators going forward. Executive Vice President and Gaming Group Chief Executive Matt Wilson explained, “Scientific Games has always been committed to innovation, but it is now more critical than ever to develop solutions […]

    Scientific Games picks up new CFO

    Scientific Games Corporation announced on Thursday that it had hired Michael Eklund as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective June 1, 2020. Scientific Games CEO Barry Cottle stated, “He has a wealth of experience in financial and operational leadership and a passion for aligning all aspects of a company’s finance and operations with its core […]

    Scientific Games posts widened loss on Covid-19 impact

    Scientific Games reported a widened net loss of $155 million in the first quarter of 2020, due to lower revenue and the effects of COVID-19 on the business.  First-quarter revenue fell 13 percent to $725 million, down from $837 million in the prior-year period. Scientific Games said its gaming revenue was impacted by the COVID-19 […]
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    Rich Schneider to join Scientific Games as CPO

    Scientific Games Corporation announced today that Rich Schneider will join The Company in mid-2021 as Chief Product Officer. In this role, Schneider will oversee Scientific Games’ product strategy, define R&D roadmaps and further Scientific Games’ position as a product and technology leader in gaming.  “Rich’s expertise in design, development, and gaming makes him the perfect […]

    SG cost cutting to save $100 million in Q2, more planned

    Scientific Games’ cost-saving measures are expected to save around $100 million in the second quarter of the year, which it says will assure a strong liquidity position. On Tuesday, the company recapped a number of its cost-savings and liquidity-strengthening measures put in place since the start of the downturn, sparked by the coronavirus outbreak.  “The […]

    Scientific Games launches cost-saving measures

    Scientific Games is instituting a number of cost-savings measures to ensure stability for its team members and protect the operations of the company.  The measures will 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, it said […]

    SG swings to a net loss in 19Q4

    Scientific Games swung to a net loss of $37 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, mainly due to a loss on a debt financing transaction and a remeasurement of Euro-denominated debt. Fourth-quarter revenue fell 2.6 percent to $863 million, largely driven by lower gaming revenue due to fewer system launches in Canada and lower […]

    SG reports continuing net loss for 2019

    Scientific Games released its financial results for the full year period showing a net loss of US$118 million on somewhat higher total revenues. Overall, there was still an improvement over the previous year period. Annual revenues advanced US$37 million to US$3.4 billion, a 1.1 percent increase. The net loss of US$118 million compared to losses […]

    Scientific Games signs with GameScorekeeper for expansion into esports market

    A new partnership with GameScorekeeper provides Scientific Games with automated esports data, enabling the company to offer content within the fastest growing online game market.   The esports betting market continues to grow rapidly and the demand for more content and accurate data is growing with it. To be at the forefront of this developing market, […]

    Scientific Games adds to gaming leadership

    Scientific Games Corp has announced several new additions to its Gaming leadership team, including Matt Wilson as executive vice president and group chief executive, starting March 1, 2020.  “Matt Wilson is an accomplished industry leader known for delivering double-digit growth, capitalizing on new business opportunities and developing strong customer relationships. As the former Aristocrat President […]

    All around gaming experience

    At ICE, Scientific Games will be showcasing great games, best-in-class iGaming and sports platforms as well as its complete entertainment ecosystem powered by cutting-edge technology.   When it comes to land-based gaming, no other gaming company creates exciting player experiences supported by efficient systems and seamless technology like Scientific Games. At ICE, Scientific Games will introduce […]

    Regional growth and room to experiment are Philippine pluses

     inaugural G2E Asia @ the Philippines wrapped up on Wednesday, with suppliers at the show expressing optimism about future growth in the country, in particular regionally and the potential for product experimentation.  The two-day conference and exhibition was smaller in size than its sister shows in Las Vegas and Macau, but made up for it […]

    Slow player adoption holding back innovation: Experts

    The time it takes for players to “warm-up” to new gaming concepts has been identified as a major reason why the gaming industry has lagged behind others when it comes to technology.  This was according to a panel of experts speaking at the G2E Philippines conference in Manila on Tuesday afternoon.  Clinton Long, Sales Director […]

    Scientific Games offers $1.2 billion in senior notes

    Scientific Games Corp has announced today that its subsidiary, Scientific Games International, intends to offer an aggregate of $1.2 billion in senior unsecured notes due 2028 and 2029 via a private offering.  Scientific Games said it intends to use the net proceeds of the notes offering, as well as cash from the company’s existing revolving […]

    SG swings to Q3 profit, revenue growth across the board

    Scientific Games swung to a net income of $18 million in the third quarter of 2019, due mainly to growth in revenue and a gain on remeasurement of Euro-denominated debt. The net income result in 19Q3 was up from a net loss in the prior-year period of $352 million. Third-quarter revenue rose 4 percent to […]
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    SG’s DualosX cabinets to debut in Solaire

    Scientific Games Corporation says Bloomberry Resorts’ Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila is the first in Asia to place an order for DualosX gaming cabinets. 

    Reimagine Play

    Scientific Games is creating and designing cutting-edge gaming content and platforms, evolving the full Entertainment Ecosystem, and inspiring our stakeholders to REIMAGINE PLAY. One of SG’s most celebrated licensed brands will feature at G2E, with Willy Wonka – Everlasting Gobstopper and The Hobbit, both showcased on the Gamefield 2.0.  The dramatic new Wave XL Horizon […]

    Scientific Games posts flat revenue in 19Q2

    Scientific Games posted second-quarter revenue of $845 million in the second quarter of 2019, with growth in lottery, SciPlay and Digital offset by a decline in gaming revenue on fewer casino openings and system launches, and lower replacement sales.  The results were consistent with revenue recorded in the second quarter of 2018. However, net loss […]

    Scientific Games partners with Jumbo Technology

    Scientific Games and Jumbo Technology have formed a non-exclusive partnership which enables SG to purchase and connect Jumbo’s automated Sic-Bo dice shakers to its Quartz ETG terminals in all regions except Macau.   Unlike other automated dice shakers, Jumbo’s Sic-Bo dice shaker is uniquely designed and based on the traditional Sic-Bo concept in which players place […]

    Seven Luck installs SG’s Quartz Hybrid

    Scientific Games Corporation completed the first installation of its newest electronic table system terminal QUARTZ HYBRID at the Seven Luck Casino in Gangnam Seoul, South Korea. The 45 terminals feature Asia’s best-loved table games such as Baccarat, Roulette and Scio. “We are very happy that shortly after the launch of QUARTZ HYBRID at G2E Asia […]

    Scientific Games announces launch of GM Atlas

    Scientific Games has recently announced the launch of GM Atlas, a brand new table progressive operating system.  GM Atlas succeeds the Company’s earlier progressive systems, Game Manager 1 and Game Manager 2, and ties together all of the best features from these previous platforms. GM Atlas, Scientific Games’ latest progressive operating system, provides operators with […]

    Scientific Games receives Platform of the Year Recognition at EGR B2B Awards

    Scientific Games Corporation cemented its position as a leading supplier to the iGaming industry after receiving the Platform of the Year award at the EGR B2B Awards 2019. The prestigious ceremony, held at the Tower of London on June 25, honored the service providers across the online gaming industry that have achieved exceptional commercial success […]

    Ex Aristocrat boss joins Scientific Games as advisor to chairman and CEO

    Gaming industry Veteran Jamie Odell has joined Scientific Games as special advisor to the chairman and CEO, according to a company press release. Jamie brings many years of gaming and executive experience, most recently serving as CEO of Aristocrat from 2009 to 2017. Mr. Odell will be an advisor to the Scientific Games board chairman […]

    Innovations and Asian market content

    Scientific Games will showcase the gaming industry’s most innovative products, content and technology G2E Asia, including 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. “Scientific Games is consistently looking to improve and innovate, […]

    Lottery and social revenue drives Scientific Games revenue in 19Q1

    Scientific Games reported a narrowed net loss of $24 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, driven by higher operating income, and a reduction in restructuring and other expenses. FIrst quarter revenue rose 3 percent to $837 million, reflecting growth in its lottery and social businesses, according to a company filing. Looking ahead, […]

    Scientific Games and Solaire Resort launch Jin Ji Bao Xi Gold

    Scientific Games Corporation and Solaire Resort & Casino have announced the launch of Jin Ji Bao Xi Gold, SG’s highest jackpot start-up ever in the Philippines. The jackpot was launched with a staggering P50 million (US$958,625) on February 26, 2019 on 96 Dualos with SL-V platform cabinets. “Scientific Games always partners with our customers to […]

    Scientific Games net loss widens, revenue gains

    Scientific Games reported its Q3 net loss widened due to restructuring and other charges, though revenue gained. Revenue was up 7 percent to $821.0 million, helped by growth in the Lottery and Social businesses. The net loss widened to $351.6 million from $59.3 million a year earlier on restructuring and other charges of $338.7 million, […]

    Introducing Stadium Casino War

    At MGS this year, SG Gaming will be showcasing Jin Ji Bao Xi. The latest multi-denominational progressive linked jackpot offers two base games “Echo Fortunes” and “Endless Treasure.” Players will recognize the hugely successful graphics and sounds from their firm favorite 5 Treasures and 88 Fortunes. Both base games see the use of SG’s popular […]

    SG Digital appoints Alexander Ambrose as CFO

    Scientific Games Corporation has appointed Alexander Ambrose as chief financial officer of SG Digital. Ambrose brings a wealth of industry and leadership expertise from his time as Finance Director of Ash Gaming and, more recently, UK Finance Director of Playtech Plc. Jason Walbridge, chief operating officer of SG Digital, said, “Alex is the perfect addition […]

    Products of the future, now

    Visitors to Scientific Games’ booth at G2E Las Vegas will not only see cutting-edge products, but also products of the future, available now. SG’s Casino of the Future will showcase how the traditional casino can be turned into a dynamic environment through the offering of offering unique social experiences, fostering player interaction and creating immersive […]

    SG appoints James Sottile as chief legal officer

    Scientific Games Corporation has announced the appointment of James Sottile as executive vice president (EVP) and chief legal officer for the company. In his role, Sottile will oversee Scientific Games’ global legal organization and report to Scientific Games President and CEO Barry Cottle. Barry Cottle said, “Jim brings more than 30 years of experience working […]

    Standard slot machines fading out, AGE panel predicts

    The standard slot machine maybe a product of the past, with the future gaming floor likely to involve more convergence with the online world, senior gaming machine executives told a panel at the Australasian Gaming Expo in Sydney.

    SG further narrows loss with strong 18Q2 revenue growth

    Gaming supplier Scientific Games saw its second quarter revenue rise 10 percent to $844.7 million, marking the company’s 11th quarter of consecutive year-on-year growth. The strong Q2 revenue was reflected by $50.6 million in revenue from NYX, along with growth in all four of its business segments. Net loss for the group narrowed to $5.8 […]

    SG Social launches MONOPOLY Slots

    Scientific Games Corporation announced today that SG Social, the company’s social gaming division, launched the MONOPOLY Slots mobile app worldwide. Building on SG Social’s history of social slot innovation, MONOPOLY Slots offers new features and functionality that further engage fans with the iconic brand’s popular characters, gameplay, and movers. The game is available for download […]

    Happy Chance

    Scientific Games will present its leading digital gaming and sports products alongside its revolutionary gaming and lottery products this year at AGE 2018. This lineup is the most comprehensive offering available from a gaming supplier combining a range of category-leading brands alongside exciting new innovations. There will be three products that deserve special mention and […]

    Asia Gaming Tree Reunion Party, an unforgettable night

    Stories were shared, food was consumed and lots of laughs were had at St. Regis Macao on Wednesday night, where more than 300 gaming industry executives came over for our very first annual reunion party. The momentous night started with a lively Suppliers Cocktail Networking Party at The Manor at St Regis Macau, bringing over […]

    SG appoints Doug Albregts as CEO of gaming

    Scientific Games has appointed industry outsider, Doug Albregts, as executive vice president and CEO of the company’s gaming division.

    SG appoints Barry Cottle as president and CEO

    Scientific Games Corporation has promoted the head of its interactive division, Barry Cottle, to the position of president and CEO from June this year.

    AGEM Index gains for 30th month year-on-year

    The American Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Index recorded its 30th monthly year-on-year gain in March, though was down slightly from the prior month. The composite index is up 36.8 percent since March last year, though compared with February 2018, the index fell 1.62 percent to 505.15 points. Seven of the 12 global gaming equipment companies saw […]

    Scientific Games gets Kazakhstan lottery contract

    Scientific Games said it has a 15-year contract to supply all games, technology and services to the newly launched National Lottery of Kazakhstan. The lottery is operated by JSC Satty Zhuldyz and offers “instant “scratch” games and draw games, including numbers and Keno, through a network of approximately 3,000 retailers in Kazakhstan. The central Asian […]

    Scientific Games names Robert O’Connor SVP of government affairs

    Scientific Games Corporation has announced the appointment of Robert O’Connor as SVP of government affairs, reporting directly to CEO Kevin Sheehan. In this role, O’Connor will be responsible for developing and executing Scientific Games’ global government relations and public affairs to support the company’s long-term strategies and raise its profile globally to support its existing […]

    Scientific Games announces new SG Digital leadership

    Scientific Games newly created SG Digital has announced leadership appointments to accelerate its customer-driven, product-led strategy across digital gaming, sports and iLottery. Ashley Sandyford-Sykes will serve as senior vice president (SVP) of SG Digital’s world-class content team. Sandyford-Sykes previously held a number of executive roles in the industry and has lectured on slot product development […]

    Scientific Games posts increased revenue, narrowed loss in 2017

    Global gaming supplier Scientific Games recorded a narrowed net loss of $242.3 million in 2017, with revenues, operating income and adjusted EBITDA seeing year-on-year improvement across its business segments. Total revenue increased 7 percent to $3.1 billion, while adjusted EBITDA increased 11 percent to $1.2 billion in the year. Kevin Sheehan, CEO and President of […]

    Scientific Games wins awards at ICE, LAC 2018

    Scientific Games won a number of prestigious awards at ICE Totally Gaming 2018 and the London Affiliate Conference. The company won awards including the Gaming Intelligence Awards 2018 “Lottery Supplier of the Year” for the fourth year in a row, and “Social Casino Supplier of the Year”. Additionally, the Company won Gaming Intelligence’s “Innovation of […]

    Booming Games appoints Jerry Seelig as chief product officer

    Booming Games has announced that Jerry Seelig is joining the company to lead its product team as chief product officer. Working in Booming Games’ Malta office, Seelig will be responsible for overseeing the design and development of the Company’s line of online gaming products. With a background that spans physical slots, social casino, and real […]

    Gaming companies recognized at Business Awards of Macau 2017

    Several gaming industry executives and companies won accolades at the 2017 Business Awards of Macau, held on November 24 at the Grand Lisboa. Nearly 250 of the leading figures in business gathered at the awards ceremony. This year, organizers said they noticed there were more local candidates that applied and that many local companies and […]

    Scientific Games boosts stake in NYX

    Scientific Games has increased its stake in NYX Gaming Group to 36 percent with the purchase of a further 27.4 million ordinary shares in the company. The company also acquired 3.5 million warrants to acquire ordinary shares of NYX, as well as 40,000 Class A exchangeable preferred shares of NYX Digital Gaming (Canada) ULC, a […]

    SG acquires NYX Gaming Group shares

    Scientific Games has announced the acquisition of a 10.7 percent stake in NYX Gaming Group through the purchase of 11.6 million ordinary shares in the company. The recent purchase follows on from a September announcement regarding the company’s plans to acquire the entire stake in NYX Gaming Group for an aggregate of CA$775 million (US$608.3 […]

    SG gaming, lottery and interactive segments boosts Q3 revenue

    Scientific Games saw its revenue rise year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017, increasing 7 percent to $768.9 million. The company said growth was driven by revenue increases in each of the Gaming, Lottery and Interactive segments. Foreign exchange also had a $2.1 million favorable impact on revenue. Operating income in the third quarter increased […]

    Donaco enhances slot machine portfolio at Star Vegas

    Casino operator Donaco International has announced the signing of a new agreement with RGB Ltd to enhance its slot machine portfolio at Star Vegas casino in Cambodia. Donaco currently operates 1,522 slot machines at the Star Vegas property, with the majority of machines supplied by distributors under revenue share deals. Under the new agreement, RGB […]

    Dualos cabinet for the Asian player

    Scientific Games will be featuring its new Dualos cabinet, a dual screen upright cabinet which is specifically designed with the Asian player in mind. The cabinet offers unique, exclusive content customized to players, as well as gaming experiences that have already been player-proven favourites in the Asia market. In the tradition of Duo Fu Duo […]

    Bally files for trademark protection in Macau

    Bally Gaming Inc, a subsidiary of Scientific Games, has filed for trademark registrations in Macau for five brands, according to the Official Gazette. The trademark protection covers products related to computer software and firmware for gaming, including dedicated gaming consoles, video slot machines, reel slot machines and video lottery terminals. The brands include GIRLS BEST […]

    SG signs agreement with Google subsidiary

    Scientific Games has announced it has signed an agreement with Apigee, a subsidiary of Google, to utilize its full lifecycle application programming interface (API) management platform, as part of the company’s portfolio of casino management technology solutions for the gaming industry. This agreement allows Scientific Games to deploy Apigee API management software in its suite […]

    SG wins three top honors at Global Gaming Awards

    Scientific Games on Tuesday announced it had received three top honors from the 4th Annual Global Gaming Awards in Las Vegas, including the highly-coveted “Land-based Supplier of the Year” Award.   Voted upon by 60 judges from across the global industry, the prestigious “Land-based Supplier of the Year” Award recognizes the best land-based gaming supplier […]

    A recap of Global Gaming Expo 2017

    The Global Gaming Expo finishes this week, after gathering thousands of executives from the gaming industry for a four-day event. On Monday, the G2E conference kicked off with an inspiring keynote by notable Frances F. Townsend, former Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Advisor to the George W. Bush administration. Presented by Global Gaming Women, Townsend delivered […]

    Scientific Games to expand table game portfolio

    Scientific Games has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of Tech Art, a supplier of hole-card readers for blackjack. Subject to customary conditions to closing, the transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Tech Art will bring to Scientific Games its innovative MAXTime4H […]

    Scientific Games to acquire NYX Gaming Group

    Gaming supplier Scientific Games Corp has announced it is set to buy Canada’s NYX Gaming Group for around CA$775 million (US$627.7 million). The deal, which was announced on Wednesday, will see Scientific Games acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares of NYX for CA$2.40 per share. The deal will be funded through cash and debt […]

    Bond, James Bond

    From Dr. No to Spectre, from Blazing 7s to Cash Spin Deluxe, Scientific Games is raising the bar this year at G2E, showcasing beloved classics, cutting-edge innovations, and visionary concepts that will elevate every casino floor. This year it is all about Bond, James Bond. Experience James Bond like never before in Scientific Games’ immersive […]

    SG shortlisted for four awards at Global Gaming Awards

    Scientific Games Corporation has announced it has been shortlisted in four award categories for the 4th Annual Global Gaming Awards to be held October 2 at the 2017 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Scientific Games is nominated for the 2017 “Land-Based Industry Supplier of the Year”, which recognizes gaming supplier product and services innovation, […]

    Emerging leaders of gaming to be recognized at G2E

    The Innovation Group and Global Gaming Expo (G2E) announced today six individuals to be honored as the 2017 class of Emerging Leaders of Gaming (ELG): Amy Lawrence, senior director of regulatory affairs and associate general counsel, AGS Mattias Stetz, chief operating officer, Rush Street Interactive Murali Ganesan, vice president, sales – gaming, Scientific Games Seth […]

    SG to showcase ‘next-level’ innovations

    Scientific Games Corporation will showcase a host of innovative games and products for gaming and lottery operators at the Australasian Gaming Expo. Scientific Games’ diverse line-up of game content will cater to every type of player. The world’s coolest cat, THE PINK PANTHER, will be featured as a standalone progressive and as a linked progressive […]

    SG names new managing director of B2B Interactive

    Scientific Games Corp today announced the appointment of Leigh Nissim as the company’s managing director, B2B Interactive with responsibilities for overseeing the company’s Remote Game Server and SG Universe businesses. Nissim brings extensive online gaming experience to the role, including proven expertise and success in overseeing sales, operations, account management, marketing, new market launches, product […]

    SG grows revenue in 17Q2, narrowing loss

    US-based gaming machine manufacturer Scientific Games Corp. has achieved its seventh consecutive quarter of year-on-year revenue growth, driven by its gaming and interactive segments. Revenue increased 5 percent to US$766.3 million in the second quarter of 2017, an increase from $729.2 million from a year ago. The company said growth was driven by revenue increases […]

    Scientific Games acquires interactive gaming company

    Scientific Games Corp has announced the acquisition of Red7Mobile Ltd, a Bristol, UK-based firm that designs, develops and delivers mobile and desktop casino games and sports apps for real-money gaming partners. The acquisition provides Scientific Games’ with access to a large portfolio of mobile and interactive game titles, including slot games, instant win/scratch cards, and […]

    Scientific Games debuts skill-based slot machine

    Slot manufacturer Scientific Games Corp. has announced the launch of its first slot machine with a skill-based bonus — SPACE INVADERS — featured on the Blade s32 cabinet. Based on the popular classic arcade video game, SPACE INVADERS is a six-reel, 60-line slot game that features a number of bonuses including free games and the […]

    Scientific Games Wins ‘Best Table Game Solution’ at AGAwards 2017

    Scientific Games Corporation today announced that it won ‘Best Table Game Solution’ in the Asia Gaming Awards 2017. A panel of independent judges selected Scientific Games for the top-place honor in this annual awards competition designed to recognize significant achievements within the Asia gaming industry. The ‘Best Table Game Solution’ award recognizes the product that […]

    SG to provide end-to-end solutions to Baha Mar

    Scientific Games has inked a deal with the Baha Mar Casino to provide its range of casino systems solutions, table products, games and platforms. Baha Mar, located in Nassau, The Bahamas, celebrated a soft opening on April 21, a few weeks after receiving government approvals for its gaming license. The first phase of the $4.2 billion […]

    Asia Gaming Awards 2017 winners announced

    AGB today announced the winners of Asia Gaming Awards 2017, recognizing achievements from Asia’s leading land-based operators, suppliers and entrepreneurs. Held at the Parisian Macao on Tuesday, each of the 12 winners on the night took home a magnificently crafted award, moulded into the shape of a dragon – a symbol of strength and good […]

    Seminar program to run at AGE 2017

    Organizers of the Australasian Gaming Expo has announced today a program of complimentary seminars that will be run over the course of the first two days of AGE 2017. Covering topics as diverse as the future of Casinos in Asia, (where at least 15 new integrated resort casino developments are likely to open in the […]

    G2E Asia to provide overview of Asian gaming landscape

    Influential industry speakers are set to address attendees at this year’s Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia). Francis Lui, deputy chairman of the Galaxy Entertainment Group, will provide opening remarks at 9:30am on May 16. The conference program includes other industry experts who will address: Status and projections for the Asian market; Integrated Resort products […]

    Sci Games revenue up 6 pct in 17Q1

    Scientific Games 17Q1 revenue rose 6 percent to $725.4 million YoY, up from $682 million, registering the sixth consecutive quarter of growth, the company reported to the stock exchange. Growth was led by a 24 percent increase in global new unit shipments of gaming machines and a 33 percent increase in interactive revenue. During the first […]

    Bigger and brighter seen as short-term future of game design

    Gaming suppliers, facing the challenge of changing audience demographics and new technology, needs to move to “bigger and brighter” machines to lure clients into casinos, industry experts say. Speaking on a panel on Future Trends in Game Design at the ASEAN Gaming Summit, panelists said that while technologies such as skill-based products and virtual reality […]

    Bringing Dualos to the Asian market

    Scientific Games has recently introduced its new Dualos cabinet, a dual screen upright specifically designed with the Asian market in mind. It offers unique, exclusive content, customized to players in Asia, as well as gaming experiences that have already been player-proven favourites in the Asian market. On the outside, the Dualos cabinet is an elegant combination […]

    Scientific Games introduces the TwinStar 3RM

    Scientific Games Corporation today announced the launch of the newest product in its TwinStar family of leading-edge slot cabinets — the TwinStar 3RM. The TwinStar 3RM is an innovative new cabinet platform that incorporates classic mechanical three-reel game play with the excitement of top monitor graphics for an all-encompassing player experience. Enhanced 3D graphics, eye-catching […]

    SG reports significantly narrowed net loss in 2016

    Scientific Games Corp. reported a narrowed net loss of $353.7 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016, compared to a net loss of $1.4 billion in the prior year. For the full-year 2016, the company reported a 5 percent increase in revenue to $2.9 billion. In 16Q4, the company reported a two percent increase […]

    SG names new president and chief operating officer

    Scientific Games Corp. on Monday announced the appointment of Karin-Joyce Tjon as its new president and COO effective Feb. 13, 2017, according to a company press release.   Reporting directly to chief executive officer Kevin Sheehan, Tjon’s responsibilities will include oversight of the  gaming and lottery operations and driving the company’s organizational strategy, business development […]

    Scientific Games launches new Playboy slot

    Scientific Games Corporation has launched its newest slot game – Playboy Don’t Stop The Party! Featuring Pitbull. This groundbreaking partnership between two of the world’s most recognized and popular consumer brands features the Playboy brand and Playboy Bunnies alongside the new face of Playboy — Armando Christian Perez, also known as Pitbull. Along with the […]

    Scientific Games expects $115 million net loss in 16Q4

    Scientific Games Corporation says it expects a net loss in a range of $105 to $115 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, according to a filing from the gaming supplier. Consolidated revenue is expected to be in a range of $748 to $755 million in 16Q4, up from $737 million in 15Q4, while full […]

    Gaming and lottery experiences

    Scientific Games will showcase the industry’s broadest international product portfolio designed to empower customers at ICE Totally Gaming. Scientific Games chief executive officer and president Kevin Sheehan said, “ICE provides us with an unparalleled opportunity to present our newest innovations and transformative technologies for the international market, and is an important opportunity to connect with […]

    GoWild launches a new iGaming platform

    GoWild, a European online gaming operator, has announced the launch of its own new gaming platform. In addition to the Microgaming content, which will now be delivered via the popular Quickfire platform, it will feature games from more than 15 software providers, including Net Entertainment, Evolution Gaming, Novomatic, Scientific Games, Play’n GO, iSoftBet, Yggdrasil Gaming, […]

    SG snaps up awards at ‘The Best Of Slots 2016’

    Scientific Games Corporation grabbed first place in three categories in Strictly Slots magazine’s ‘The Best Of Slots 2016’. Strictly Slots annually polls its readers, who are gaming enthusiasts and players, and compiles its ‘Best Of Slots’ awards among thousands of votes. Scientific Games’ products received first place in the categories of ‘Favorite Video Slot Machine’ […]

    SHFL Entertainment completes merger; name change

    SHFL Entertainment (Asia) Limited earlier this week announced the completion of its merger with US-based Scientific Games Corporation, and will be subsequently changing its name to SG Gaming Asia Limited. The gaming supplier, in an open letter on Monday, said the new name is part of “a global rebranding exercise in order to maintain consistency […]

    Scientific Games launches Tetris-theme slot game

    Scientific Games has announced the launch of its Tetris Super Jackpot. The game debuts on Scientific Games’ cutting-edge new TwinStar J43 gaming platform, featuring a 43-inch curved portrait display; a cinematic, 4K Ultra High-Definition game-play experience; highly integrated, game-synchronized, emotive lighting; and the latest stereo surround sound; among numerous other features. Maya Rogers, chief executive […]

    SG launches TwinStar J43 slot platform

    Scientific Games Corporation has announced the launch of the Company’s new TwinStar J43 curved, portrait-style slot platform. The extraordinary cabinet debuted in locations on the Las Vegas Strip and will be rolled out globally over the coming months. The TwinStar J43 is currently approved in multiple jurisdictions across North America and will launch internationally during […]

    Double Blessings

    Scientific Games’ unrivaled lineup of diverse products and system solutions will be on display at MGS 2016. As a global supplier of choice for casino operators, Scientific Games’ stand will feature several exciting new slot titles, table games options and system solutions, which cater to both large enterprise customer environments and standalone gaming venues. This […]

    Scientific Games secures agreement with Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos

    Scientific Games Corporation has secured its third casino-management systems solutions contract with a Hard Rock International-managed casino resort, signing an agreement with Inversiones y Entretenimiento PC to supply a broad portfolio of casino systems solutions to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic after an outstanding service performance review and an […]

    Scientific Games announces acquisition of DEQ Systems

    Scientific Games Corporation and DEQ Systems Corp. on Wednesday announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Scientific Games will acquire all of DEQ’s issued and outstanding common shares for a cash payment of CAD$0.38 ($0.29) per share. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2016 or the […]

    Scientific Games CEO change, solid 16Q2 results

    Scientific Games Corp on Friday announced Kevin M. Sheehan as the company’s new CEO and president. He will also serve on the company’s board of directors, according to the filing. The current Scientific Games CEO and president Gavin Isaacs will become Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. While Deutsche Bank said the change of […]

    Scientific Games opens new facility in Western Sydney

    Nevada State Governor Brian Sandoval, along with Scientific Games’ senior vice president Australia and Asia, Adrian Halpenny, has officially opened of Scientific Games’ new Australian headquarters in Silverwater in Western Sydney. Held on Tuesday August 2, 2016. Governor Sandoval, having recently toured Scientific Games’ world headquarters in Nevada USA, unveiled a commemorative plaque and chatted with staff […]

    SG celebrates largest Duo Fu Duo Cai Jackpot win

    Scientific Games Corporation’s most successful progressive link in Asia created another big winner when the Scientific Games Duo Fu Duo Cai jackpot was won at Solaire Resort & Casino Manila. The world’s largest Duo Fu Duo Cai link jackpot was won in May, when a Diamond Card member won an amazing P$40,668,942 (US$875,000) on the […]

    Unrivaled lineup

    Scientific Games’ unrivaled lineup of diverse products and system solutions will be on display at AGE. As a global supplier of choice for casino, club and hotel operators, Scientific Games’ stand will feature several exciting new slot titles, table games options and system solutions, which cater to both large enterprise customer environments and standalone gaming […]

    No court decision made in favor of Scientific Games

    Paradise Entertainment Limited has clarified that no decision has yet been granted by the Macau Courts in favor of Scientific Games Corp regarding the right to sell any electronic table game in the Macau market, according to a recent press release. “In fact, such a legal dispute, involving Mr. Jay Chun, Natural Noble Limited and […]

    Scientific Games wins three awards at Asia Gaming Awards

    Scientific Games Corporation announced it had won three Asia Gaming Awards during G2E Asia this week, taking home more honors than any other company. Independent judges evaluated more than 1,000 nominations to select Scientific Games for three top-place honors in this annual awards competition: ‘Best Electronic Game Manufacturer’, ‘Best Table Games Supplier’, and ‘Best Industry […]

    Asia Gaming Awards winners announced

    The final winners in the Asia Gaming Awards were announced last night at a stunning Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony held at The Venetian Macao. The Asia Gaming Awards, hosted by Asia Gaming Brief in association with G2E Asia and The Innovation Group, recognized the best of the best in ten Award categories spanning the […]

    Scientific Games to showcase content designed for Asia

    Scientific Games Corporation will showcase a robust range of solutions for casino operators at G2E this week.   Gavin Isaacs, Scientific Games president and chief executive officer, said, “We’re excited to celebrate G2E Asia’s 10th anniversary with an unrivaled display highlighting the industry’s broadest portfolio for the Asia-Pacific market. We have invested extensively in market-specific […]

    Scientific Games brings top brands to G2E Asia 2016

    Scientific Games’ unmatched diversity of products and system solutions from the company’s array of top brands will be on display at G2E Asia 2016, held at The Venetian Macao Convention & Exhibition Center. Demonstrating its unique position as a global supplier of choice for casino operators, the lineup includes exciting new releases from it’s expanding […]

    Jason Elton joins SG Asia team

    Jason Elton joined the Scientific Games Asia team as regional account manager. Representing Scientific Games’ portfolio of gaming products, including electronic gaming machines, electronic table systems, proprietary table games and utilities, Jason will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with customers in Macau and other customers in the South East Asia region, as well […]

    Gaming suppliers well represented at G2E Asia 2016

    Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E  Asia), a well-known trade show and conference for Asia’s gaming and entertainment industry will convene the most significant stakeholders in the region’s gaming industry.   The 2016 will see a number of exhibitors, old and new, use the platform to create brand awareness, launch new products and expand their reach […]

    Tatts Group bid almost double for NSW pokies monitoring deal

    Australian wagering giant Tatts Group bid close to twice the amount of its contenders to win the monitoring deal for NSW’s poker machines, local media reports. In February, Tatts won exclusive monitoring rights for all NSW hotel club and gaming machines until 2032, out-bidding Clubs NSW and the Hotel Association of NSW by almost double […]

    Scientific Games gets U.S. regulatory nod for new cabinet, operating system

    Scientific Games Corp said Monday that its TwinStar gaming cabinet, ArgOS operating system, and two new game titles have been approved by U.S. gaming regulators in multiple jurisdictions. The approval came from regulators in 10 states and the company anticipates additional approvals in the coming weeks. The states include: California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, […]

    Scientific games announces three-year contract extension in Philippines

    Scientific Games (SG) today announced that Pacific Online Systems Corporation (POSC) has extended the contract through July 2018 for the supply and maintenance of an electronic lottery system in Visayas and Mindanao, Philippines. Under the contract, SG will supply 1,500 new WAVE lottery terminals by December 2015. Willy Ocier, President, Pacific Online Systems Corporation, commented […]

    Gaming equipment stocks underperform in Nov.

    The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers’ stock index declined in November from the previous month, though showed its second consecutive gain on a year-over-year basis. A total of 12 out of 14 gaming stocks declined, with index heavyweights Scientific Games losing more than 16 percent and Ainsworth Game Technology down 24.5 percent. Overall the index […]

    Scientific Games reports net loss of $678.2 million in 15Q3

    Las Vegas-based Scientific Games Corp reported a net loss of $678.2 million in 15Q3, compared with a loss of $69.8 million in the prior year period, with revenue and adjusted EBITDA falling short of estimates. The company, which makes slots and other gambling equipment, reported costs of $605.2 million, or $7.03 a share, for job […]

    Scientific Games to provide lottery gaming system to Arizona Lottery

    Scientific Games Corporation announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Scientific Games International was awarded a new contract to provide an integrated lottery gaming system to the Arizona Lottery.  Under the contract, the company will provide facilities management services for the Arizona Lottery’s central computer systems, including software, data center operations, retailer telecommunications network, retail point-of-sale and […]

    Scientific Games enters enterprise-wide systems agreement with Alberta

    Scientific Games Corporation announced the signing of an enterprise-wide systems agreement with Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission to provide systems solutions across its 28 casino sites.  Scientific Games’ Bally systems solutions will replace a competitor’s system and connect to over 14,000 slot machines.  AGLC will utilize a host of Bally systems software and hardware solutions […]

    Scientific Games signs services contract with Brandenburg lottery

    Scientific Games Corporation announced that it has signed a new contract to provide an instant game cooperative services program to the Brandenburg Lottery in Germany.  The six-year contract for the full-service program with Land Brandenburg Lotto began in July and may be extended for an additional three years. Scientific Games will advise the lottery’s instant […]

    Scientific Games launches mobile apps for Arkansas, Maryland lotteries

    Scientific Games Corporation announced the launch of official mobile apps for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery and Maryland Lottery and Gaming.  The apps were released for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets and may be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play at no cost.  The company’s mobile technology provides lottery players with a ticket […]

    Scientific Games receives three industry awards at G2E

    Scientific Games received three leading industry awards during the Global Gaming Expo, which was held in Las Vegas from September 29 to October 1. The company was honored with two top accolades during the 2015 Global Gaming Awards luncheon: Land-Based Industry Supplier of the Year and Latin America Executive of the Year. Scientific Games competed […]

    Scientific Games signs deal with German lottery provider

    Scientific Games Corporation has announced that it has signed a new contract to provide retail technology, including 600 terminals, software and maintenance services, to a German lottery provider. The eight-year contract with c Toto in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was awarded through a competitive procurement process and may be extended by the Lottery for an additional two years. […]

    Scientific Games teams with Twentieth Century Fox unit on Simpsons slot

    Scientific Games has teamed with Twentieth Century Fox on a new slot machine based on T.V. series The Simpsons, which will have its global debut at G2E in Las Vegas this week. The slot theme will star Homer and Marge Simpson, Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum and many other iconic characters from the show. “THE SIMPSONS […]

    Scientific Games signs contract with Ohio lottery

    Scientific Games announced it has signed a new two-year contract to provide instant games and related services to the Ohio Lottery.  The contract, awarded through a competitive procurement process, began in July and includes instant games as well as marketing, licensed brands and interactive services. Ohioans purchased a record $1.5 billion in instant games in […]

    Tech budgets to remain under pressure in 2016, Aristocrat to gain share

    The technology budgets of the world’s major gaming suppliers are expected to remain under pressure next year, though Aristocrat is likely to continue gaining market share, according to a report from analysts at Wells Fargo. The note said analysts met with numerous slot managers in recent weeks ahead of the Global Gaming Expo in Las […]

    Scientific Games likely to exceed EBITDA estimates in 15Q3/Q4

    Sterne Agee says Scientific Games is on track to at least meet, though more likely exceed, 15Q3 and 15Q4 consensus EBITDA estimates. Analyst David Bain said in a note that visible 15Q3/15Q4 cost synergies and revenue drivers show consensus EBITDA estimates as conservative when using 15Q2 as a baseline. “We believe 3Q15/4Q15 costs savings should […]

    Scientific Games receives World Lottery Association certificate

    Scientific Games, a supplier to the global lottery and gaming industry, announced that the company has received the World Lottery Association’s Responsible Gaming Framework Certificate of Alignment.  The certification recognizes that Scientific Games has been granted accreditation by WLA in accordance with the criteria set for associate members.  The WLA Responsible Gaming Standard is made […]

    Scientific Games’ 26,000 sq. ft. exhibit to feature newest innovations at G2E 2015

    Visitors to the Scientific Games Corporation booth at G2E 2015 will experience how the company can power the gaming world as a leading supplier of the industry’s top gaming devices, table products, systems and interactive solutions, and lottery business products and solutions. For the first time at G2E, Scientific Games will exhibit its Bally, Barcrest, […]

    Scientific Games revenue up 66 percent in 15Q2

    Scientific Games reported a 66 percent year-on-year increase in revenue to $691.5 million in 15Q2, though net losses grew to $102.2 million. “Our focus on accelerating revenue growth is balanced with our commitment to deliver the realization of anticipated cost savings that will drive expected further enhancement of operating margin and cash flow in the […]

    David Smail appointed SG executive vice president

    Scientific Games said it has appointed David W. Smail as executive vice president and chief legal officer, effective August 3, 2015.  Smail will be based at the company’s global corporate headquarters in Las Vegas. Smail was executive vice president and general counsel of Morgans Hotel Group Co., where he served as chief legal officer of […]

    SG rolls out major installation with Rank Group

    Scientific Games Corporation will integrate its Operator Wide Area Progressive System with Rank Group Plc premises in what will be the largest installation of a gaming system undertaken by a single operator. The initial rollout covers 21 tables in 10 casinos across the United Kingdom, with 86 more progressive tables to be installed by the […]

    AGEM Index declines in May, though majority of stocks rise

    The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Index declined almost 2 percent in May, although the majority of the 13 companies making up the index saw share price gains. The composite index fell to 196.98 in the latest period, which represents a decline of 3.70 points from April and is the second month-to-month decline this year. […]

    Scientific Games signs contract with national lottery of Norway

    Scientific Games has signed a new contract with Norsk Tipping, the national lottery of Norway, to provide instant games and related marketing services. Awarded following a competitive procurement process, the three-year contract began in January and may be extended by the lottery for an additional term. Scientific Games currently supplies Norsk Tipping with gaming system […]

    Social gaming creates challenges for gaming suppliers

    The meteoric rise of the social gaming phenomenon is creating new challenges for gaming suppliers and helping shape the future of casino games, senior executives said at a panel meeting at G2E Asia. Players are increasingly looking for more involvement in their experience. However, the speed of evolution of social games has created challenges for […]

    Scientific Games/Bally integration ahead of schedule

    The integration between Scientific Games and Bally is ahead of schedule, president and CEO Gavin Isaacs said, presenting the company’s first full quarter results as a merged group. “Having already implemented actions to achieve approximately $90 million in Bally-related annualized savings through March 31, 2015, we expect to achieve our goal to implement initiatives to […]

    IGT terminates license deal with Scientific Games

    International Game Technology has terminated a license agreement with Scientific Games as a result of the latter allegedly breaching the agreement. Scientific Games said it received the notification from IGT last week purporting to the termination of the agreement made last year in which IGT granted to the company and its subsidiaries a license to […]

    AGEM Index posts biggest monthly gain since July 2013

    The AGEM Index of shares in gaming suppliers rose 5.9 percent to 192.71 in February from January, marking the highest month-to-month gain since June to July 2013. However, year-over-year the index was still lower, down 0.2 percent from February 2014. In February 2015, 11 of the 14 global gaming suppliers reported month-to-month gains in stock […]

    Changing face of casino service

    The role of casino employees, who play a central tenet in ensuring guest satisfaction, has had to pivot due to Covid-19 from that of being the perfect host to enforcing strict health and safety guidelines.
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    Suppliers rush to adapt to Covid realities

    While the past six months have undoubtedly been devastating for the gaming industry, in just a short space of time suppliers have shown their ability to adapt and react, releasing new products for the new reality and refocusing business models. 

    Facial recognition technology casts eye beyond security

    Advances in facial recognition technology will see new and widespread applications that revolutionize the way casino operators interact with their players.  Facial recognition is not new to the casino sector, but it has traditionally been restricted to security teams, primarily as an aid to keeping barred individuals off a property.  But the technology has developed […]

    ETGs and new technology focus for Asia suppliers

    Technology and electronic table games were the two subjects most frequently cited as important trends for 2019 among the gaming industry’s largest suppliers at the MGS Entertainment Show in Macau last month. This year’s show, which ran from Nov. 13 to Nov. 15, sought to focus on innovation in the entertainment space. Though given online […]

    Adapting to change – Asia takes it slow and steady

    Technology is advancing at a breakneck pace, opening a world of opportunities, though when it comes to game design and convergence between the land-based and online sectors, customer preferences in Asia are slow to change. This was a key takeaway from panels at the ASEAN Gaming Summit held in Manila last week, which this year focused on disruptive technologies, innovation and the convergence between the online and offline sector. Although much is made of the need to the attract the millennial audience, whose adoption of new technologies and social gaming is fast and well documented, they are still a long way from being a driving force in the industry. 

    New Social circles

    Aristocrat Leisure recently snapped up social games developer Plarium for $500 million, but what exactly is the appeal of acquiring a studio that creates strategy/ role-playing game (RPG) titles for a very different player demographic to social casino gamers?Mergers and acquisitions in the social casino space have been rife since the turn of the decade, with blockbuster deals worth hundreds of millions – even billions – of dollars becoming commonplace. But not many industry observers foresaw Sydney-listed Aristocrat Leisure’s recent takeover of Israeli-headquartered strategy and role-playing games developer Plarium. The deal includes a US$500 million upfront payment plus an earn-out arrangement, which implies a multiple of 10x LTM EBITDA at year end.
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    Will skill-based slots appeal to younger Asian generations?

    In a region traditionally dominated by table games there are signs that a new generation of slots can make an impact, as long as suppliers understand how to take a tailored approachThe emergence of skill-based slots and a better understanding of how to tailor machines to local markets is presenting manufacturers and operators with the opportunity to challenge the dominance of the table game in Asian casinos and attract a new type of player.

    Asia lottery upgrades provide potential supplier bonanza

    Countries across Asia are overhauling their ageing lottery systems, introducing new products and online sales to boost revenue and appeal to a broader market, providing opportunities for suppliers. 

    Entertainment and engagement seen as key drivers for Macau machine market

    Gaming equipment suppliers are upbeat about the prospects for Macau with $27 billion worth of new properties coming onstream in the next few years but, as the market shifts towards the mass player, entertainment value and player engagement may be the key to the winning hand.At the recent G2E Asia, there was an impressive array of content designed and built specifically for Asia, after companies realized a few tweaks to U.S. products wouldn’t be enough to appeal to the Asian imagination.However, the Macau market continues to evolve from the dominance of VIP-driven table games to the mass market and to players increasingly looking for interactivity with the games they are playing, creating challenges and opportunities for suppliers.