Tag Archives: Scientific Games Corporation (SGC)

OpenBet cites ‘unbeatable performance’ at 2021 Melbourne Cup

Sports betting technology company OpenBet enjoyed a strong performance at this year’s Melbourne Cup, processing an average of 65,000 vets per minute on its platform. Describing its scalable platform technology as ‘pivotal’ in handling the betting activity ahead of the race, one of the most popular horse racing fixtures in the Australian sport, OpenBet provided its services to notable operators …

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Scientific Games confirms $6bn cash sale of lottery division

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has announced this morning that it will sell its SG Lottery unit to Brookfield Business Partners and its institutional partners for a total sum of $6.05 billion.  The consideration will consist of $5.825 billion in cash and an earn-out of up to $225 million dependent on the achievement of specified EBITDA targets in 2022 and 2023. …

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Investment firms reportedly circling Scientific Games’ lottery unit

Two international investment firms are reportedly interested in acquiring Scientific Games Corporation’s (SGC) lottery divisions, according to Bloomberg. Citing ‘people familiar with the matter’, the outlet reported that Brookfield Asset Management Inc.’s private equity arm and Apollo Global Management Inc are interested in purchasing the Nasdaq-registered igaming provider’s lottery unit. SGC disclosed that it would pursue a ‘strategic divestment’ of …

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SGC strengthens commitment to responsible gaming with AGA Education Week

Victor Blanco to join Scientific Games as new CTO

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has moved to reinforce its commitment to responsible gaming across its business operations by recognising the American Gaming Association (AGA) Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGWE). Taking place between 19-25, the AGA RGEW will see SGC focus particularly on its Lottery Group’s Healthy Play programme, with which the Nasdaq-listed company aims to provide tools and education promoting …

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Scientific Games acquires Sideplay Entertainment to bolster iLottery games suite

Victor Blanco to join Scientific Games as new CTO

Scientific Games has signed an agreement to acquire instant games studio Sideplay Entertainment, bolstering its games content and advancing the development of its iLottery platform. The Nasdaq technology group chose not to disclose financial terms of its agreement, in which it will acquire Sideplay’s full suite of +270 instant win games, boosting its services for the digital lotteries market. Sideplay …

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Former F1 team manager Eddie Jordan to lead $1bn bid for OpenBet

Eddie Jordan, the Irish businessman who made his name in Formula One management and analysis, is leading a $1 billion bid for Scientific Games’ OpenBet sports betting division, according to The Currency. The planned takeover was reportedly confirmed by former Australian Formula One racing driver Mark Webber in an Instagram post, describing the development as ‘a mega acquisition in gaming’. …

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Scientific Games seeks to shed lottery & sports betting weight

The board of Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has this afternoon disclosed that it will pursue a ‘strategic divestment’ of the technology group’s lottery and sports betting units. The decision is reported to be supported unanimously by the SGC board, including Executive Chairman Jamie Odell and Executive Vice Chair Toni Korsanos. Issuing a short statement, SGC detailed that decisive steps needed …

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Entain upgrades OpenGaming partnership with SG Digital  

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has announced a major contract renewal, as its SG Digital unit will continue to power the iGaming portfolio of FTSE100 gambling group Entain Plc. Updating investors, SGC confirmed that SG Digital has secured a further three-year extension to its existing partnership, which will see Entain’s brands continue to be serviced by the OpenGaming ecosystem as lead …

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SciPlay, Digital and Lottery sectors start COVID recovery for SG

Scientific Games (SG) has reported improved year-end group trading against continued COVID-19 headwinds, impacting the performance of its global commercial pipeline.    The Nasdaq gambling technology group has reported consolidated revenues of US$762 million during Q4 2020 – down 11.7% year-on-year but 8.4% higher than revenue of US$698 million recorded during Q3 trading. A breakdown of business units sees SciPlay, Digital …

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