Tag Archives: Scientific Games Corporation

Scientific Games orders SciPlay buyback 

The board of Scientific Games Corporation has disclosed its intentions to acquire the remaining 19% equity interest in casual games subsidiary SciPlay.  The transaction has been ordered to advance Scientific Games planned strategic overhaul, which will see the Nasdaq gambling technology group operate a solely focused casino games developer and content supplier.  SciPlay had been independently listed on Nasdaq in …

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Scientific Games posts stable Q1 opening to overcome Gaming unit headwinds

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has reported a stable corporate trading and performance in the first quarter of 2021 as COVID-19 pandemic headwinds continue to impact its business lines. Publishing its Q1 trading update, SGC registered a 1% increase in group revenues to $729 million (Q12020: $725m) in line with Nasdaq firm’s trading objectives.  The group’s SciPlay brand and Lottery division …

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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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Scientific Games appoints Jim Bombassei as investor relations VP 

Victor Blanco to join Scientific Games as new CTO

Scientific Games Corporation has confirmed the appointment of Jim Bombassei as its new Senior Vice President of Investor Relations.  The Nasdaq gambling technology group confirmed that Bombassei will serve as dual investor relations lead for its separately listed Scientific Games (SGMS) and SciPlay (SCPL) ventures. Bombassei joins Scientific Games executive leadership team from US media and entertainment conglomerate Viacom, where …

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Distribution fallout sees IGT and Scientific Games cancel LOTEX Brazil contract 

IGT Plc and Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) have published a joint statement confirming that they have withdrawn their consortium to operate Brazil’s exclusive LOTEX instant lottery concession.  The lottery technology groups cited that they have been unable to form a ‘crucial distribution arrangement with CAIXA Federal’, Brazil’s state-owned bank and the incumbent retail distributor of lottery products across the country.    …

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Perelman fund reviews majority shareholding in Scientific Games

MacAndrews & Forbes, the investment fund of American billionaire Ronald Perelman, has filed an SEC note informing that it is exploring a full divestment of its shareholding in Scientific Games Corporation (SGC).  The wholly-owned fund of finance tycoon Perelman has placed its 39% shareholding in SGC under review, but underlined that it has yet to determine a future outcome for …

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Scientific Games confirms Michael Eklund as inbound Group CFO 

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Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed the inbound appointment of Michael Eklund as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Eklund will join SGC’s executive leadership team on 1 June, taking control of the Nasdaq technology group’s financial planning, auditing and capitalisation structures. The appointment sees SGC secure a leading CFO for large scale technology enterprises, with Eklund having previously led diverse …

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Scientific Games appoints Rich Schneider as group product strategy lead

Nasdaq gambling technology supplier Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed the appointment of Rich Schneider as Group Chief Product Officer (CPO). A key new hire for SGC, Schneider has joined the executive team from Australia ASX competitor Aristocrat, where he served as CPO leading creative studios, hardware and product development. Updating investors, SGC governance details that it has secured an ‘industry …

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Scientific Games leadership commits to salary cut to navigate COVID-19 headwinds

Barry Cottle, President and Group CEO of Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), has this morning issued a personal statement on the firm’s contingency planning and workforce actions to counter global COVID-19 impacts. Cottle has confirmed that SGC will implement a series of cost-savings measures seeking to secure long-term company jobs as it reduces workforce hours.  Drastic actions have seen the firm’s …

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Norsk Tipping boosted funding for Grasrotandelen initiative during 2019

Norwegian state-run operator Norsk Tipping has revealed that during 2019, it had allocated almost NOK700m (£60.2m) towards grassroots sporting initiatives as part of its Grasrotandelen initiative. The operator distributed a total of NOK698.2m last year, marking a 7.6% increase on the NOK649m handed out in 2018. Norsk Tipping revealed that via the Grasrotandelen project, over 35,000 grassroots initiatives secured funding …

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