Scientific Games honored for leadership, innovation and customer commitment at G2E

7 October 2015

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Scientific Games received three leading industry awards during the Global Gaming Expo, which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Sands Expo, September 29-October 1, 2015.

The Company was honored with two top accolades during the 2015 Global Gaming Awards luncheon: Land-Based Industry Supplier of the Year and Latin America Executive of the Year.

Scientific Games competed against nine other companies for the coveted award of Land-Based Industry Supplier of the Year. The award recognizes a company's achievements in making the land-based industry the innovative, entertaining, and safe sector it is today.

Scientific Games has won more than twice as many innovation awards in the past five years (2010-2015) than all its competitors combined.

Gavin Isaacs, President and Chief Executive Officer, Scientific Games, said, "We are thrilled to win the Global Gaming Award for Land-Based Industry Supplier of the Year. The land-based market is certainly the largest area of our business and one that we focus tremendously on through our innovation teams around the world.

"More than 40% of our total employee base is in a job that directly impacts innovation, invention, and creativity, empowering our customers by creating the world's best gaming experiences as well as products that deliver tremendous operating efficiencies. Through our focus on innovation, we work hard every day to win our customers' vote as the best supplier and partner."

In the category of Latin America Executive of the Year, Ricardo Regner, Scientific Games' Vice President of Sales and Operations for Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean, competed against five well-respected executives for the coveted recognition.

The annual Global Gaming Awards are powered by gaming publication Gambling Insider and brought to the industry in partnership with the American Gaming Association, Reed Exhibitions, and G2E. They were created to recognize and reward innovation and achievement across both the digital and land-based gaming sectors, with awards presented across 12 industry-wide categories. The awards are voted on by an impressive panel of 50 leading industry executives, and the votes are then independently adjudicated by KPMG, a leading global corporate advisory firm.

Derik Mooberry, Scientific Games' Chief Executive, Gaming, said, "Ricardo's region and responsibilities have grown significantly with the acquisitions of SHFL Entertainment and Bally Technologies, and he has handled it all with professionalism and passion, leading a talented team with a clear focus on partnering with customers and delivering innovative products that drive results. We are proud to have Ricardo on our team and congratulate him on this honor as Latin America Executive of the Year."

Regner joined Bally Technologies in 2008 as Director of Latin America and quickly ascended to his current leadership role with Scientific Games after its 2014 acquisition of Bally Technologies. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Regner provides executive management, strategic direction, business development, and oversees sales and operations for the Company's Bally, Shuffle Master, and WMS product lines in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Under Regner, the region achieved three straight years of record revenue.

Scientific Games also received the top innovation award from Global Gaming Business magazine at the 15th Annual Gaming & Technology Awards in the category of "Best Table Game Product or Innovation" for Flushes Gone Wild, a proprietary table game.

The Gaming & Technology Awards, which are sponsored by Global Gaming Business magazine, recognize industry-leading technology and innovation. A panel of expert judges from across the casino gaming industry evaluated the submissions.

"Honors such as these demonstrate that the Scientific Games team is laser-focused on bringing imagination and innovation to the casino floor," Mooberry said. "Our 360-degree product solutions elevate the gaming experience and offer more profit potential to our customers across the casino floor, in slots, systems, table products, electronic table games, mobile, and interactive."

Flushes Gone Wild is one of the latest table games developed for the Shuffle Master brand. The object of Flushes Gone Wild is simple and entertaining: Get a flush with more cards than the dealer. Aces are always considered the highest card. Deuces are always wild. In the event the player and dealer have a flush of equal length, the rank of the highest kicker determines the winner.

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