Scientific Games to Provide Next Generation Central Monitoring System in South Australia
-12,500 Gaming Machines to be Monitored by SGVideo(TM) System-
NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) today announced that the Company has signed a ten-year contract with the Independent Gaming Corporation Limited of South Australia to supply the Company’s latest central monitoring and control system, the SGVideo(TM) system. Unique in that it supports both G2S and QCOM communication protocols, the new system will monitor approximately 12,500 gaming machines in more than 550 locations throughout South Australia. This technically sophisticated, next-generation system, which replaces the AEGIS(TM) video system previously provided by the Company, will provide real-time security monitoring and financial monitoring across the entire gaming machine network, and will verify that only properly certified software is running on connected gaming machines.
Harry Bourlotos, General Manager of the Independent Gaming Corporation said, “After a comprehensive and competitive procurement process, our selection of Scientific Games and their SGVideo system allows us to provide participating hotels, clubs and the South Australian government with a modern monitoring and accounting platform that meets or exceeds our requirements. Additionally we are confident that its secure, scalable and adaptable architecture will meet our growing needs and expanding requirements for many years to come.”
“The Independent Gaming Corporation takes its role of ensuring the integrity of South Australia’s gaming machine business very seriously,” said Bill Huntley, Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive of Gaming, of Scientific Games. “Being chosen to deploy our next-generation SGVideo system is a tribute to the very high standards by which the IGC operates and the powerful, yet cost-efficient and flexible attributes of the SGVideo system.”
About Independent Gaming Corporation
The Independent Gaming Corporation has been established by the hotel and club industry to provide a centralized computer monitoring facility for the management of gaming machines in South Australia. Independent Gaming Corporation is a non-profit company, limited by guarantee, with ownership fully vested with the Australian Hotels Association (SA Branch) and the Licensed Clubs Association of South Australia.
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets. The Company’s portfolio includes instant and draw-based lottery games; electronic gaming machines and game content; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and interactive content and services. For more information, please visit: www.scientificgames.com.
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