ATLANTA, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company has been named one of “Georgia’s Top 40 Most Innovative Companies” by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), an association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of technology in the state. TAG’s “Top 40 Awards” recognize Georgia technology companies for their innovation, financial impact and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.
Scientific Games, along with the all of the companies selected for the “Top 40,” will be showcased at the 2015 Georgia Technology Summit on March 25 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. The Company, which supplies technology, products and services to government lotteries and gaming organizations around the globe, will exhibit its PlayCentralTM HD advanced self-service technology for selling lottery games. The PlayCentral HD was developed by the Company’s Georgia-based game technologists and software engineers to align with today’s most experiential vending trends.
“The 2015 ‘Top 40’ finalists are an elite group of innovators who represent the very best of Georgia’s technology community,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “The ‘Top 40′ are shining examples of what makes our state such a hotbed for technology and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology community.”
The 2015 Georgia Technology Summit is expected to draw more than 1,300 executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. The Summit will feature presentations from some of the top technology influencers in the U.S., including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tesla Motors and Amazon.com.
Walt Eisele, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Lottery, for Scientific Games said, “We are proud to be recognized as a technology leader in the state of Georgia and to be in the company of so many great innovators. The theme for the 2015 Summit is Disruptive Innovations…The Power to Inspire, and I believe that this perfectly describes Scientific Games’ 40 years of innovations and the positive impact we have made on the global lottery and gaming industry.”
Launching the world’s first secure instant lottery game in 1974, Scientific Games supplies games, technology and services to the $284 billion (U.S.) global lottery industry. The company’s global lottery business center is based north of Atlanta, where more than 1,100 members of Georgia’s workforce are employed. Scientific Games currently designs and produces 98 percent of the Georgia Lottery’s instant games and provides the Georgia Lottery with marketing, promotional and distribution services. The Georgia Lottery is ranked No. 2 in the world for instant game per capita sales (La Fleur’s 2015 Almanac).