LAS VEGAS and SAN DIEGO (March 23, 2015) – At NIGA 2015, Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) will showcase a varied range of gaming products to the Native American gaming market that will address casino operators’ diverse needs across all of their land-based and interactive channels. For the first time ever in the U.S. and Canada, attendees will have the opportunity to witness the strategic benefits of the combination of Scientific Games’ Bally, Shuffle Master, WMS, and SG Interactive brands.
Gavin Isaacs, President and Chief Executive Officer, Scientific Games, said, “We are thrilled to present to the Native American gaming market a tremendous breadth of customer-favored gaming devices, systems, online solutions and related services, in a way that no other company can. At NIGA 2015, our combined company will have the opportunity to demonstrate our ability to leverage proven product brands and cutting-edge technology solutions that benefit our customers and help them grow their businesses.”
Bally products on display at NIGA 2015 will include the FRIENDS™ video slot that reunites players with the beloved characters from Warner Bros. Television’s worldwide hit comedy that TV Guide Magazine named one of the 50 greatest shows of all time. The FRIENDS theme is presented on the Pro Theatre cabinet, a new configuration built on the award-winning Pro Wave and topped by a massive 1080p 55-inch display. With a U-Spin wheel, clips of the show’s many hilarious moments, and a huge progressive jackpot, players can experience the laughs and loves in a whole new way. The game is also available as a near-area progressive.
The A&E® DUCK DYNASTY™ branded video slot game by Bally in conjunction with G2 Game Design, also on the Pro Theatre, will have players hunting for more with a wheel feature jam-packed with six different bonuses inspired by the most-watched reality cable TV show in history. THE BLOB™ theme, on the striking Pro Series™ V22/22 withHammerhead cabinet, will capture player attention with All Up, Reel Ways, a five-level progressive, a U-Choose Free Games Feature, and much more engulfing fun.
Also on display will be Triple Cash Wheel featuring Quick Hit, a new title featuring the proven power of Quick Hitshowcased on the Pro Wave with Digital Wheel, a striking new cabinet with a full 1080p high-definition wheel designed to attract attention on any casino floor.
America’s cartoon sweetheart is back in two adorable new games. BETTY BOOP’S™ Firehouse™ game on the Pro Series V22/32 platform features a ladder bonus, Free Games, and a sizzling hot wide-area progressive jackpot. Betty and her playful pup Pudgy take players on a luxury shopping spree in BETTY BOOP’S™ 5th Avenue™ game, which is presented on the Pro V22/22 with a Cash Wheel and offers seven ways to spin the wheel.
The Bally Systems area will be highlighted by Tournaments Express, a stand-alone tournament system designed to offer exciting slot tournaments on more than 100 different cabinet types from various manufacturers, easily and quickly converting revenue-producing games to tournament games and back. Scientific Games will also demonstrate SDS™,CMP™, and its award-winning Elite Bonusing Suite. The Elite Bonusing Suite, when combined with iVIEW Display Manger, enables play-centric bonusing events that add dramatic new levels of excitement and anticipation to the slot-play experience.
The Shuffle Master brand will demonstrate several e-table innovations, including Fusion Auto Roulette and Fusion Virtual Multigame, along with a selection of proprietary table games. Fusion Auto Roulette features a fully automated roulette wheel and custom lighting options, along with highly configurable terminal layouts. The fully electronic Fusion Virtual Multigame allows players to switch between roulette, sic bo, and baccarat from the same terminal, providing players with more gaming options while maximizing floor space.
Among the portfolio of WMS products at NIGA 2015 is theBlade™ s32 cabinet, a player-focused hybrid slant cabinet. The Blade s32 cabinet features two 32-inch high-definition displays that deliver a premium, high-impact “wow” to any slot floor and provide superior player readability. This cabinet comes with an exclusive content library that is enabled by an ergonomic 10.4-inch tablet-style button panel with a multi-touch screen designed for accurate inputs and improved gameplay integration. The Hot Hot 8 and Dragon’s Over Nanjing themes will be on display.
Scientific Games will also demonstrate a number of new premium participation titles, including the ELVIS™ andFLINTSTONES™ themes. The ELVIS theme brings together three unique player-selected interfaces representing three different eras of the career of the King of Rock n’ Roll™. Three scattered BONUS symbols trigger the wheel bonus for a spin of the top wheel. Watch the glitz and glam spin around as either either a credit prize or one of three local-area progressives is awarded: Vegas ELVIS, Hollywood ELVIS or Memphis ELVIS with Grand, Major or Minor progressives respectively. With THE FLINTSTONES theme, the town of Bedrock is brought to life thanks to a 42-inch horizontal screen over a vertical 32-inch screen with a mechanical wheel on the Gamefield xD™ cabinet. Reels stretch up to 10 symbols high as WILD reels and multipliers are potentially added to the reels in THE FLINTSTONES mystery feature.
Scientific Games will debut the SG Universe product suite at NIGA 2015, a collection of platforms, technologies, and services designed to empower land-based casinos in their efforts to build deeper connections with their players online and on mobile devices. The SG Universe will be comprised of many integral components, including an award-winning Mobile Concierge, with over 150 distinct marketing features and functionality that allow casinos to place their brand and offers directly in the palm of their players’ hands, through native iOS, Android, and Kindle applications. Also on display as part of the SG Universe is the award-winning Play4Fun Network™, the B2B social casino platform currently providing more than 90 minutes of engagement with daily players. A third product vertical featured at NIGA 2015 is the on-property wagering platform, which turns each player’s device into a potential gaming position when within a local area Wi-Fi network at a casino property – whether the player is in a sports lounge, poolside, or in line for a night club. Player entertainment within the SG Universe product suite is powered by the SG Interactive games library of slots and table games from the Bally, Barcrest, Shuffle Master and Williams game development studios.
“We are Stronger Together through the combination of our time-tested brands and comprehensive and differentiated product portfolios that are created and supported by an extremely talented global team,” said Isaacs. “As a result, Scientific Games is uniquely positioned to offer new value to the Native American gaming casino operators as we seek to become their partner of choice and a one-stop shop for their gaming product and services solutions.”