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Former Homeland Security Chair Frances Townsend To Give EMPOWER Conference Keynote Address

Scientific Games Corporation today announced that Frances Frago Townsend, CBS Senior National Security Analyst, Former Homeland Security Chair, and Scientific Games Board Member, will give the keynote address March 8 during the Company’s EMPOWER customer conference at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The well-known and highly regarded homeland security expert and TV personality will address the more than 600 attendees at Scientific Games’ EMPOWER conference, speaking on “Leading During Turbulent Times: Remembering the 5 C’s.” Townsend is currently Executive Vice President for Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs at MacAndrews and Forbes Incorporated, wholly owned by Scientific Games Chairman of the Board Ronald O. Perelman. She works across MacAndrew’s portfolio companies, focusing on international, legal, compliance and business development issues. Prior to that, she was a corporate partner with the law firm of Baker Botts, LLP. From 2004 to 2008, Townsend served as… [continue reading]

Aristocrat N. America Class III Game Profile February 2017

It’s possible Vegas has never been as exciting as it is in Fantastic Jackpots™, the newest Class III game from Aristocrat.   Available now across North America, Fantastic Jackpots is the newest collection of games in Aristocrat’s famous J*Series™ and comes to the casino floor in two base game titles: Fantastic Fantasy™ and Fantastic Fortunes™, each of which is heavily themed to the Entertainment Capital of the World itself.   Like Vegas, imagination is the only limit to a player’s fun when they play these slots featuring a prize ladder with three and four-of-a-kind wins providing even more entertainment, frequent low-level jackpots and bonus prizes.   Designed for players who like a gaming experience with more frequent jackpots, Fantastic Jackpots is an extension of Aristocrat’s 5-of-a-kind jackpot trigger. The single-site progressive has five jackpots levels with start-up values of $1,000, $100, $50, $40 and $25.   Each of the Fantastic… [continue reading]

Gary Platt Manufacturing Brings Style, Unsurpassed Comfort to New High Limit Room at Rocky Gap Casino Resort

RENO, Nev. (February 13, 2017) – Rocky Gap Casino Resort recently opened its new high limit slot area, and Gary Platt Manufacturing added its signature style and unsurpassed comfort, supplying 100 percent of the chairs for the casino expansion.   The new 650-square-foot high limit room offers majestic views of Evitts Mountain and picturesque Lake Habeeb, and Gary Platt worked closely with the casino’s designers to create a distinct look tailored exclusively for Rocky Gap.   “We have worked with Rocky Gap Casino Resort for some time, and we were very pleased to have been chosen to provide chairs for their new and elegant high limit room,” Gary Platt President Skip Davis said. “With the room’s incredible views of the natural surroundings, we knew our task was to create a chair that would be a worthy partner to the environs, and we achieved our mission with excellence.”   Rocky Gap… [continue reading]

Scientific Games names Karin-Joyce Tjon Chief Operating Officer and President

Scientific Games Corporation today announced the appointment of Karin-Joyce (“KJ”) Tjon as Chief Operating Officer and President, effective February 13, 2017. Her responsibilities will include oversight of the  gaming and lottery operations and driving the Company’s organizational strategy, business development and fiscal discipline.   Tjon will report directly to Scientific Games’ Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sheehan, who said, “We have tremendous confidence in KJ’s ability to lead our long-term growth strategy and execution, and continue the strong growth across all of our businesses. Her deep experience in international finance, performance accountability, and culture transformation will further enhance our ability to deliver for our customers, employees and our shareholders.”   She joins Scientific Games after serving two years as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Epiq Systems, a leading global provider of integrated technology and services for the legal profession, where she oversaw legal, corporate governance, risk compliance, and… [continue reading]

American Gaming Association to Testify Before Georgia Senate Committee

Erik Balsbaugh, AGA vice president of public affairs, will discuss gaming’s benefit to small businesses as Georgia considers casino gaming Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) Vice President of Public Affairs Erik Balsbaugh will testify before the Georgia State Senate Committee on Regulated Industries and Utilities today, February 9 at 1 p.m. EST about the positive economic and community impacts of casino gaming. Georgia is currently considering whether to allow casino gaming into the state. WHO:            American Gaming Association Vice President of Public Affairs Erik Balsbaugh WHAT:          Testimony before the Georgia State Senate Committee on Regulated Industries and Utilities  WHEN:          Thursday, February 9, 1 p.m. EST WHERE:       Coverdell Legislative Office Building, 310 CLOB, 18 Capitol Square, SW, Atlanta About AGA: The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $240 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.7 million jobs in 40 states. AGA members include commercial… [continue reading]

Top Media Expert Calls for Legalized Sports Betting to Boost TV Ratings

Washington, DC – Following reports that a record $138 million was legally wagered on Super Bowl 51 – and an estimated $4.5 billion was bet illegally – MoffettNathanson Research has released a new report detailing how the NFL could boost its ratings and advertising revenue if Congress were to lift the ban on sports betting. The report, NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying, was released by Michael Nathanson, a leading U.S. media analyst at MoffettNathanson, and echoes recently released research by the American Gaming Association (AGA) that shows NFL fans who wager on a game are more likely to watch those games. Key takeaways from the report include: “One potential change in the direction of viewership and ad dollars would be an evolution in the NFL’s view of legalized national sports gambling.” “Up to this point, the NFL has been reluctant to embrace [NBA Commissioner Adam]… [continue reading]

Scientific Games Brings Together Two Global Brands With New Playboy Don’t Stop The Party! Featuring Pitbull Game

Company launches high-energy slot experience for both land-based casinos and Play4Fun™ social online game through SG Universe™; game features hit songs from global music superstar Pitbull LAS VEGAS – February 8, 2017 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) has launched its newest slot game designed exclusively for the hugely successful ALPHA 2 Pro Theater cabinet – 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 — global music superstar and Playboy brand ambassador Armando Christian Perez, also known as Pitbull. Along with the land-based casino launch, Playboy Don’t Stop The Party! Featuring Pitbull is also available through Scientific Games’ Play4Fun™ social casino network on both desktop and mobile through its SG Universe™ product. SG Universe enhances a casino’s ability to… [continue reading]

Despite New Record, Nevada Sports Books Outdone by Massive Illegal Market

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Rayme released the following statement after the Nevada Gaming Control Board announced that a record $138.48 million was bet on Super Bowl 51 at Nevada sports books: “Even as Nevada sports books break records, the amount wagered legally pales in comparison to the thriving illegal market, in which fans just bet $4.5 billion on the big game. After 25 years of a failing federal ban, it’s time for Congress to take a commonsense approach to sports betting that generates revenue, protects consumers and helps fans engage with the games they enjoy.” Last week, AGA released estimates that showed Americans were poised to bet $4.7 billion on Super Bowl 51. Yet 97 percent of bets – approximately $4.5 billion – would be placed illegally. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, or PASPA, dictates that Nevada is the only… [continue reading]

Scientific Games Announces EMPOWER 2017 Conference March 7-9 at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Conference Empowers Casino Professionals Through Industry Insights, Education, Product Demonstrations And Access To Product Experts LAS VEGAS – January 26, 2017 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company) today announced that it is hosting its third annual EMPOWER customer conference March 7-9 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The private, invitation-only conference is the only event in the gaming industry that gives casino professionals exclusive access to Scientific Games product experts and insider information on how to best mazimize investments in Scientific Games’ solutions. The fast-paced three-day event, focused on gaming and interactive technology solutions, is expected to draw more than 500 casino operators from across the globe from departments which include executive management; accounting and finance; casino credit; slot operations; table games; compliance; food and beverage; hotel operations; IT/IS; internal audit; internet gaming; purchasing; and marketing. EMPOWER participants will have… [continue reading]

Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Announces 2017 Board of Directors, Board Members

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (February 2, 2017) – The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has elected a new Board of Directors and officers – a collection of dedicated individuals who reflect the diversity of GSA’s membership and the broad spectrum of the gaming industry. Elected as officers were: Adrian Marcu of IGT, Chair Roman Czubak of Novomatic Gaming Industries GmbH, GSA’s new Vice Chair Keith Wood of Aristocrat Technologies, Treasurer Bryon Bridger of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, Secretary Also elected to the Board were Randy Hedrick, Scientific Games; Syed Hussain, Oregon State Lottery; Mike Langedock, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation; and Francesco Rodano, Playtech. “GSA’s Board of Directors reflects the makeup of its membership – a collection of companies who represent the many disciplines of our diverse and vibrant industry. GSA creates standards for the entire industry, it is important that our membership and board reflect that,” said GSA President Peter DeRaedt…. [continue reading]