LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA – September 13, 2021 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) announces that John Schulz, Senior Vice President of Lottery Instant Products and Partner Services, will join an elite group of global professionals as a 2021 inductee to the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame in October. The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame is a prestigious recognition honoring those who have made a significant contribution to the $310 billion global lottery industry and its contributions to good cause programs that positively affect the quality of life in communities around the world.
A 36-year veteran of the lottery industry, Schulz is a key member of the Scientific Games Executive Team, directing the company’s global instant product business serving more than 100 lotteries. He also developed and leads Scientific Games' Enhanced Partnership (SGEP), the lottery industry’s leading instant game category management program, which generates 45%* more in funding for the good causes lotteries support. SGEP is a four-pillar program that includes product management, retail optimization, advanced logistics and digital engagement, using Scientific Games’ custom analytics and insights.
Schulz has been instrumental in over 45 lottery start-ups globally, SGEP and systems conversions. He leads operational and business development teams responsible for all aspects of Scientific Games’ instant products production, including game design, programming and manufacturing, creating close to 70% of the global instant products retail sales for the industry. Additionally, John oversees Scientific Games’ lottery licensing business, retail solutions and partnership programs, including global SGEP and Americas systems site operations.
“We congratulate John on his selection to the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame, a well-deserved recognition for his commitment to our customers and the lottery industry’s growth through the instant product category,” said Pat McHugh, Lottery Group Chief Executive for Scientific Games. “John’s leadership through the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be invaluable to the entire industry. He strategically navigates teams to safely evolve processes and ensure the sustained supply of instant products to lotteries around the world. This has allowed our industry to not only remain resilient but to thrive and grow, with many lotteries recording record instant sales in fiscal year 2021.”
Since the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame began in 2005, 91 lottery professionals have been inducted including 15 Scientific Games executives.
Scientific Games is the largest creator, manufacturer and manager of lottery instant games in the world, and is a leading provider of digital lottery games, mobile apps, player loyalty programs and other digital lottery products and services.
*45% more than non-SGEP customers based on 2020 U.S. sales in MAP™; excludes MS and PR
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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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