LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that it has received three top honors from the 4th Annual Global Gaming Awards held at the 2017 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, including the highly-coveted "Land-based Supplier of the Year" Award.
Voted upon by 60 judges from across the global industry, the prestigious "Land-based Supplier of the Year" Award recognizes the best land-based gaming supplier for product and services innovation.
The judges also awarded 2nd Place for "Land-based Product of the Year" to Scientific Games for its WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET™ multi-state linked instant game, created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The award honors the equipment, technologies and features that have enhanced the gaming experience. Launched by 12 U.S. lotteries thus far, with four more on the way, WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET has topped $328 million in retail sales and nearly two million online second-chance entries (as of October 6, 2017).
Additionally, Scientific Games' Secret Santa Second-Chance Drawings promotion created for the Pennsylvania Lottery, received third place in the 2017 "Digital Product of the Year" category, which recognizes the features or innovations that have improved the interactive gaming sector. The holiday promotion topped $40 million in retail sales in Pennsylvania, setting an industry record for 15.8 million online entries — 65 percent through the mobile app.
"We are honored to accept these three awards from our esteemed gaming industry colleagues. This recognition reflects the 100 percent commitment to innovation our company has strived for this past year," said, Kevin Sheehan, Chief Executive Officer at Scientific Games. "We thank the 2017 Global Gaming Awards panel, and will continue in our mission to provide the best in gaming entertainment experiences to players worldwide."
In 2016, Scientific Games earned a Global Gaming Awards top honor for "Land-Based Gaming Innovation of the Year". The Company was also a finalist for "Land-Based Industry Supplier of the Year", "Casino Product of the Year", and "Digital Product of the Year".
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About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is the global leader in technology-based gaming systems, table games, table products and instant games and a leader in products, services and content for gaming, lottery and interactive gaming markets. Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, creative content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. Today, we offer customers a fully integrated portfolio of technology platforms, robust systems, engaging content and unrivaled professional services. For more information, please visit www.scientificgames.com.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio's powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division's successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
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Additional information regarding risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements is included from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including the Company's current reports on Form 8-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its latest annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 3, 2017 (including under the headings "Forward Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors"). Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except for Scientific Games' ongoing obligations under the U.S. federal securities laws, Scientific Games undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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