LAS VEGAS – February 6, 2018 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) has created a new global proposition with the launch of SG Digital, which incorporates the existing portfolio of SG Interactive B2B products and services with those of the newly acquired NYX Gaming Group, to create the most diverse supplier of digital gaming and sports betting technology and content in the industry.
Bringing together some of the most established and successful brands in iGaming, sports betting and iLottery, SG Digital is an integrated industry leader that will boast products from the Company’s nine in-house game development studios – including Bally, Barcrest, NextGen and WMS Gaming. The division will also leverage the combined Company’s product offerings, including SG Universe®, an online solution for land-based casinos, and OpenBet®, a leading sports betting solution.
The SG Digital workforce will be over 1,500 strong, spread across 34 offices and will serve over 200 customers with over 2,000 games and 40 licences worldwide. SG Digital will complement the Company’s three existing core Gaming, Lottery, and Social business divisions.
Leading SG Digital will be former NYX Gaming Group CEO Matt Davey, who assumes the role of Group Chief Executive, Digital. Jason Walbridge will become SG Digital Chief Operating Officer.
“The creation of SG Digital marks the beginning of an exciting and defining new era for Scientific Games and underlines the company’s continued ambition and dedication to provide the industry with the very best content, technology and digital products. Our vision is to be the world’s leading supplier of digital gaming, sports and iLottery solutions.” said Kevin Sheehan, Scientific Games’ President and Chief Executive Officer.
“With an array of innovative brands, unique products, market leading services and a pool of highly talented colleagues, SG Digital will allow the business to focus on delivering an even stronger
proposition to our customers while creating further opportunities to accelerate growth in this constantly evolving and dynamic sector. Scientific Games is now perfectly positioned to capitalise on any future regulatory developments in both U.S. and global markets across sports betting, gaming and lottery networks.”
Matt Davey, Group Chief Executive, SG Digital, said, “The acquisition and subsequent creation of a leader in the digital space is a natural strategic fit, and it’s a privilege to be tasked with leading and shaping the next stage of this unique journey. We have been busy integrating all content, systems, and platforms in preparation, while our skilled and dedicated teams around the world ensure we now provide unrivalled, seamless solutions as SG Digital.”
An overview of the SG Digital portfolio of product and services includes:
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Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a world leader in gaming entertainment offering the industry's broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms and professional services. The Company is #1 in technology-based gaming systems, digital real-money gaming and sports betting platforms, casino table games and utility products and lottery instant games, and a leading provider of games, systems and services for casino, lottery and social gaming. 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 www.scientificgames.com.
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