LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA – January 24, 2019 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) today announced that the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has recognized it as one of the 2019 Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in the state. There are more than 17,000 technology companies in Georgia. TAG’s Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact and their efforts to spread awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.
Scientific Games was selected to the Top 40 Awards for its revolutionary SCiQ® lottery retail technology, an intelligent ecosystem developed to eliminate the challenges of selling lottery games in retail stores. The Company is currently piloting the technology at major U.S. retail chains in six states, including Georgia. This is the lottery industry’s first comprehensive, in-store technology system to inventory, secure, track and manage accounting for lottery games. In the U.S., lottery instant “scratch” games generate nearly $50 billion in annual retail sales, contributing billions of dollars per year to state beneficiaries such as Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship and Georgia Pre-K program. This disruptive technology is borne from Scientific Games’ 45 years of experience developing innovative solutions for its lottery customers around the world.
“This year’s Top 40 was more competitive than ever,” said Dennis Zakas, managing partner of Zakas & Leonard, LLP and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. “In our quest to showcase the most innovative companies in Georgia, we had to select from an incredible, impressive lineup of contenders. The companies that we selected this year are truly outstanding.” Scientific Games will exhibit SCiQ at The Summit: Fueling the Economy hosted by TAG on February 11- 12, 2019 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Randall Lex, Vice President Retail Solutions and Product Management for Scientific Games, was selected to speak at The Summit.
“It is a special honor for Scientific Games to be recognized as a leading technology company in Georgia, where our Lottery group is headquartered,” said Pat McHugh, Group Chief Executive of Lottery for Scientific Games. “On behalf of Scientific Games and the 1,200 employees at our metro-Atlanta campus, we’d like thank TAG. We are very proud to be part of this prestigious group of the state’s Top 40 innovative companies.”
Scientific Games provides games, technology and services to nearly every North American lottery, including the Georgia Lottery. With 150 lottery customers in 50 countries, the Company is the world’s largest creator, manufacturer and full category manager of lottery instant games, and the fastest-growing lottery systems technology provider in the U.S.
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About Scientific Games
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 realmoney 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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Vice President, Corporate Communications
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