Scientific Games receives two prestigious international awards: “2015 Lottery Operator of the Year” and “2015 Lottery Supplier of the Year”
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that the Company received two prestigious international awards at ICE Totally Gaming 2015 in London earlier this month. ICE is the world's largest business-to-business gaming event and the only gaming industry event that brings together leading innovators from the betting, bingo, casino, lottery, mobile, online, social and street sectors to provide a global perspective on all forms of gaming. During the three-day ICE event attended by more than 25,000 gaming industry professionals, Scientific Games received the "2015 Lottery Operator of the Year Award" at the 8th International Gaming Awards and the "2015 Lottery Supplier of the Year Award" at the Gaming Intelligence Awards.
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA – February 24, 2015 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that the Company received two prestigious international awards at ICE Totally Gaming 2015 in London earlier this month. ICE is the world's largest business-to-business gaming event and the only gaming industry event that brings together leading innovators from the betting, bingo, casino, lottery, mobile, online, social and street sectors to provide a global perspective on all forms of gaming. During the three-day ICE event attended by more than 25,000 gaming industry professionals, Scientific Games received the "2015 Lottery Operator of the Year Award" at the 8th International Gaming Awards and the "2015 Lottery Supplier of the Year Award" at the Gaming Intelligence Awards.
Jim Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer, Lottery Group for Scientific Games, said, "Every day, our mission is to help lotteries create maximum returns for their government beneficiaries through operational and supply chain best practices and efficiencies, and by offering a great entertainment value for their players. We are honored to be a trusted partner and to have our work in 150 unique lottery jurisdictions around the world held in such high esteem by the international gaming industry." Kennedy and Jack McNeill, Senior Vice President, Government Relations for Scientific Games, accepted the awards on behalf of the Company at ICE.
Scientific Games received the "2015 Lottery Operator of the Year Award" at the International Gaming Awards held during ICE 2015 at the Savoy Hotel in London. The award was presented to the company that has shown the best practices over the last year on the most important components of lottery operations, including innovative approach, ability to connect with and engage players, use of the lottery to serve the public in positive ways and bringing a range of lottery games and approaches that offer the very best options in playing. The winner was selected from both online and land-based lottery operators with the defining criteria not total sales rather the operator's approach and its value of customers over cost.
In addition, Scientific Games received the "2015 Lottery Supplier of the Year" at the first annual Gaming Intelligence Awards held during ICE at London's ExCel Centre. The all-new awards reward the excellence of the gaming industry's leading operators and suppliers, recognizing the best performers based on merit, reputation and integrity.
About Scientific Games (www.scientificgames.com)
Scientific Games Corporation is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets. The Company's portfolio includes instant and draw-based lottery games; electronic gaming machines and game content; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and interactive content and services.
In this press release, the Company makes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements describe future expectations, plans, results or strategies and can often be identified by the use of terminology such as "may," "will," "estimate," "intend," "continue," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," "could," "potential," "opportunity," or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements may contain expectations regarding activities, financial position, operations, synergies and other results following our acquisition of WMS. These statements are based upon management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates and are not guarantees of timing, future results or performance. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated in these statements due to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors, including, among other things: competition; material adverse changes in economic and industry conditions; technological change; retention and renewal of existing contracts and entry into new or revised contracts; effect of indebtedness on our operations and financial condition; availability and adequacy of cash flows to satisfy obligations and indebtedness or future needs; protection of our intellectual property; ability to license third party intellectual property; intellectual property rights of others; security and integrity of software and systems; reliance on information technology systems; laws and government regulation, including those relating to gaming licenses, permits and operations; inability to identify, complete and integrate future acquisitions; inability to benefit from, and risks associated with, strategic equity investments and relationships; inability of our joint venture to meet the net income targets or otherwise to realize the anticipated benefits under its private management agreement with the Illinois Lottery; inability of our joint venture to meet the net income targets or other requirements under its agreement to provide marketing and sales services to the New Jersey Lottery or otherwise to realize the anticipated benefits under such agreement (including as a result of a protest); failure to realize the anticipated benefits related to the award to our consortium of an instant ticket concession in Greece; the seasonality of our business; disruption of our current plans and operations in connection with our acquisition of WMS; failure to achieve the intended benefits of the WMS acquisition, including due to the inability to realize synergies in the anticipated amounts or within the contemplated time-frames or cost expectations, or at all; inability to identify and capitalize on trends and changes in the lottery and gaming industries, including the potential expansion of regulated gaming via the internet; inability to enhance and develop successful gaming concepts; slow growth of gaming jurisdictions or the casino industry; decline in the replacement cycle of gaming machines; consolidation or ownership changes in the casino industry; dependence on suppliers and manufacturers; liability for product defects; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and other factors associated with international operations; influence of certain stockholders; dependence on key personnel; failure to perform under our contracts; resolution of pending or future litigation; labor matters; and stock price volatility. Additional information regarding risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements is included from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 12, 2013 and in our subsequent periodic reports. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except for the Company's ongoing obligations under the U.S. federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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