Scientific Games’ AEGIS-Video Central Communication System receives GLI certification and Acceptance from the Illinois Gaming Board
ALPHARETTA, GA – August 8, 2012 – Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) announced that Gaming Laboratories International® (GLI) has certified the Company’s sixth generation AEGIS-Video™ Central Communication System and the Illinois Gaming Board has issued a Certificate of Acceptance. The system, which could grow to be the largest video gaming network in the U.S., is designed to support up to 16,000 video gaming sites and approximately 60,000 video gaming terminals from Scientific Games’ Wood Dale, Illinois operations center.
“We appreciate the hard work Scientific Games has done to receive GLI certification and the Acceptance Certificate, and we look forward to the roll-out of video gaming in Illinois,” said Mark Ostrowski, Administrator for the Illinois Gaming Board. The Illinois Gaming Board awarded the contract for the Video Central Communication System to Scientific Games in December 2011.
The GLI certification confirms that the central system is in compliance with the standards set forth in the Illinois Gaming Board’s Video Gaming Act and the state’s FY10 solicitation document. Experts at GLI, the gaming industry’s leading independent gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy, test and evaluate electronic gaming equipment against the standards established by regulators in gaming jurisdictions worldwide.
“Scientific Games is pleased to receive acceptance of our Central Communication System as scheduled,” said Brennen Lawrence, Vice President of Video Gaming for Scientific Games. “The certification ensures the integrity and security of the system, which is a powerful tool necessary to regulate gaming activity, evaluate financial positions and collect revenue to fund crucial capital construction in the state of Illinois.”
The Illinois Central Communication System technology is designed to provide real-time communication and control between every licensed video gaming terminal in the state. Scientific Games currently manages over 90,000 video gaming terminals in nearly 5,600 video gaming locations globally.
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Scientific Games Corporation is a global leader in providing customized, end-to-end gaming solutions to lottery and gaming organizations worldwide. Scientific Games' integrated array of products and services includes instant lottery games, lottery gaming systems, terminals and services, and internet applications, as well as server-based interactive gaming terminals and associated gaming control systems. For more information, visit www.scientificgames.com.
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