Profile: Scientific Games Corp (SGMS.O)
28 Apr 2017
Scientific Games Corporation, incorporated on July 2, 1984, is a developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for the gaming, lottery and interactive gaming industries. The Company's segments include Gaming, Lottery and Interactive. The Company's portfolio includes gaming machines and game content, casino management systems, table game products and services, instant and draw-based lottery games, server-based gaming and lottery systems, sports betting technology, lottery content and services, loyalty and rewards programs, interactive gaming and social casino solutions. The Company’s games are available on Facebook, Amazon.com, the Apple app store and Android app on Google play.
The Company's Gaming business segment designs, develops, manufactures, markets and distributes a portfolio of gaming products and services. The Company provides its Gaming portfolio of products and services to commercial casinos, Native American casinos, gaming operators, such as licensed betting offices (LBOs), arcade and bingo operators in the United Kingdom and continental Europe, and government agencies and their affiliated operators. It provides services, which include installation and support of casino management systems, including ongoing hardware maintenance and software upgrade services. It offers core slot, casino and table-management systems (collectively, casino-management systems). It also provides ongoing software maintenance of customer casino management systems. Its suite of technology solutions provides gaming operations of every size with a range of marketing, data management and analysis, accounting, player tracking, security and other applications and tools to manage their operations. Its table product sales are generated primarily from the sale of products designed to enhance table game speed, productivity, profitability and security. Its product offerings include various models of Shufflers to suit specific games.
The Company offers two types of non- wide-area progressive (WAP) daily fee participation games: local-area progressive (LAP) and standalone. LAP games are gaming machines that are located within a single casino and are electronically linked to a progressive jackpot for that specific casino. Its LAP gaming machines feature games, including those offered as WAP, as well as its brands, such as Jackpot Party Progressive, Life of Luxury Progressive, 88 Fortunes, 5 Treasures and Cash Spin. It also provides certain standalone Participation games that are not linked to other gaming machines. Its standalone games feature titles, among others, under the licensed MONOPOLY brand and its brands, as well as other licensed brands in those jurisdictions where it does not operate a WAP system. The Company offers video and mechanical-reel gaming machines and video lottery terminals (VLTs) for Class II and certain VLT jurisdictions.
The Lottery segment consists of its systems-based services and product sales business and its instant games business. Its systems-based services and product sales business provides customized computer software, software support, equipment and data communication services, sports wagering systems and keno to lotteries. Its instant games business is engaged in the manufacture and sale of instant games, as well as the provision of services, such as game design, sales and marketing support, specialty games and promotions, inventory management, warehousing, fulfillment services, as well as full instant game category management. In addition, it provides licensed games, promotional entertainment and Internet-based marketing services to the lottery industry. It provides software, hardware and related services for lottery operations, including draw systems, instant ticket validation systems, sports wagering and keno systems. It provides lottery systems, including hardware, software and instant game validation systems.
The Company's entertainment brands include AMC-THE WALKING DEAD, HARLEY-DAVIDSON, LOTERIA, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, MARGARITAVILLE, MONOPOLY, NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION, THE PRICE IS RIGHT and SLINGO. It also provides branded merchandise, advertising, promotional support, drawing management services and prize fulfillment programs. In addition, it offers lotteries interactive marketing services through its Properties Plus program, which features players clubs, reward programs, second chance promotional Websites, interactive games and subscription systems that enable players to purchase lottery games over the Internet. It is a provider of lottery systems, including customized computer software, software support, equipment and data communication services, to lotteries in the United States and Internationally. In the United States, it provides the necessary equipment (including point-of-sale terminals), software and maintenance services. Internationally, it sells point-of-sale terminals and computer software to lottery authorities, and may provide ongoing fee-based systems and software support services.
The Company's Interactive business segment includes social (non-wagering) gaming and interactive real-money gaming (RMG). Through its Interactive segment, the Company makes available WMS, Bally, SHFL, Barcrest and third-party branded content directly to players of social gaming, or in the case of RMG, directly to online casino operators. Its Interactive gaming business is focused on products and services that operate on both mobile and desktop products and platforms. The Interactive segment's activities include operating social casino-style, slot-based games through Facebook, Android and various other desktop and mobile platforms; provision of content, through remote game server technology, to licensed online casino operators on both desktop and mobile platforms, and provision of play-for-fun and play-for-free white-label gaming for traditional land-based casinos through SG Universe.
The Company competes with International Game Technology PLC, Ainsworth Game Technology, Aristocrat Leisure Limited, Aruze Gaming America, Inc., Franco Gaming Ltd., Inspired Gaming Group Limited, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., EVERI Inc., the Novomatic Group of Companies, Galaxy Gaming, Inc., Masque Publishing, Inc., Pollard Banknote Limited, Alchemy3 LLC, ePrize LLC, Intralot S.A., Tattersalls Group, Camelot Group plc, Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co., Churchill Downs, Inc., GSN, Zynga Inc., Playtech Limited, Net Entertainment, Microgaming Software Systems Ltd., NYX Gaming Group and High 5 Games.
Scientific Games Corp
6650 El Camino Rd
LAS VEGAS NV 89118-2601
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- BRIEF-Scientific Games reports 6 pct rise in Q1 revenue
- BRIEF-Scientific Games acquires Bingo Showdown creator Spicerack Media
- BRIEF-Arizona Lottery extends contract with Scientific Games
- BRIEF-Iowa Lottery extends gaming contracts with Scientific Games
- BRIEF-Scientific Games qtrly loss per share $1.26