Scientific Games Receives Two Prestigious International Awards: “2015 Lottery Operator of the Year” and “2015 Lottery Supplier of the Year”
Scientific Games Receives Two Prestigious International Awards: “2015 Lottery Operator of the Year” and “2015 Lottery Supplier of the Year” LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – 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 CompanyMiami 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 GamesScientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) 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; server-based lottery and gaming systems; electronic gaming machines, game content and systems; table games products and utilities; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and interactive content and services. For more information, please visit www.scientificgames.comCompany ContactsInvestor Relations:Bill Pfund (847) 785-3167Media Relations:Mollie Cole (773) 961-1194Forward-Looking StatementsIn this press release, Scientific Games 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,” “goal,” or similar terminology. 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; U.S. and international economic and industry conditions, including declines in or slow growth of lottery retail sales or gross gaming revenues, reductions in or constraints on capital spending by gaming or lottery operators and credit risk relating to customers; slow growth of new gaming jurisdictions, slow addition of casinos in existing jurisdictions and declines in the replacement cycle of gaming machines; ownership changes and consolidation in the casino industry; opposition to legalized gaming or the expansion thereof; ability to adapt to, and offer products that keep pace with, evolving technology; ability to develop successful gaming concepts and content; laws and government regulation, including those relating to gaming licenses and environmental laws; inability to identify and capitalize on trends and changes in the gaming and lottery industries, including the expansion of interactive gaming; dependence upon key providers in our social gaming business; retention and renewal of existing contracts or entry into new or revised contracts; level of our indebtedness, higher interest rates, availability and adequacy of cash flows and liquidity to satisfy obligations or future needs, and restrictions and covenants in our debt agreements; protection of our intellectual property, ability to license third party intellectual property, and the intellectual property rights of others; security and integrity of our software and systems and reliance on or failures in our information technology systems; natural events that disrupt our operations or those of our customers, suppliers or regulators; inability to benefit from, and risks associated with, strategic equity investments and relationships, including (i) the 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, (ii) the 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) and (iii) failure to realize the anticipated benefits related to the award to our consortium of an instant lottery game concession in Greece; failure to achieve the intended benefits of the acquisition of WMS, 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 complete future acquisitions; inability to successfully integrate future acquisitions; litigation relating to the Bally acquisition; disruption of our current plans and operations in connection with the Bally acquisition, (including in connection with the integration of Bally), including departure of key personnel or inability to recruit additional qualified personnel or maintain relationships with customers, suppliers or other third parties; costs, charges and expenses relating to the Bally acquisition; inability to successfully integrate Bally (including SHFL and Dragonplay Ltd.); failure to realize the intended benefits of the Bally acquisition, including the inability to realize the anticipated synergies in the anticipated amounts or within the contemplated time-frames or cost expectations, or at all;; incurrence of restructuring costs, revenue recognition standards and impairment charges; fluctuations in our results due to seasonality and other factors; dependence on suppliers and manufacturers; risks relating to foreign operations, including fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and restrictions on the import of our products; dependence on our employees; litigation and other liabilities relating to our business, including litigation and liabilities relating to our contracts and licenses, our products and systems, our employees, intellectual property and our strategic relationships; influence of certain stockholders; and stock price volatility. Additional information regarding risks, 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 our filings with the SEC, including under the heading “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except for Scientific Games’ ongoing obligations under the U.S. federal securities laws, Scientific Games undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.