Missile Command skill-based game — NEXT GAMING | 2018-04-19



Next Gaming, LLC recently announced its acquisition of additional licenses from Atari for Missile Command and Tempest.

“Atari has been a pleasure to work with in creating and designing the iconic game Asteroids,” said Mike Darley, CEO of Next Gaming. “To add Missile Command and Tempest, both highly recognizable games, to our skill-based gaming portfolio is significant.” Both the arcade game Asteroids and Tempest are featured in Ernest Cline’s book Ready Player One and play a part in Steven Spielberg’s new blockbuster movie of the same name.  

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the game design and authenticity that Next Gaming has created with Asteroids,” said Fred Chesnais, CEO of Atari said, . “Our team is looking forward to seeing Missile Command and Tempest come to life.”    



Next Gaming, LLC recently announced its acquisition of additional licenses from Atari for Missile Command and Tempest.

“Atari has been a pleasure to work with in creating and designing the iconic game Asteroids,” said Mike Darley, CEO of Next Gaming. “To add Missile Command and Tempest, both highly recognizable games, to our skill-based gaming portfolio is significant.” Both the arcade game Asteroids and Tempest are featured in Ernest Cline’s book Ready Player One and play a part in Steven Spielberg’s new blockbuster movie of the same name.  

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the game design and authenticity that Next Gaming has created with Asteroids,” said Fred Chesnais, CEO of Atari said, . “Our team is looking forward to seeing Missile Command and Tempest come to life.”    

Fortune Gong video slots — IGT | 2018-04-19



Players can put fortune in their favor with IGT’s Fortune Gong video slots. Housed on the CrystalCurve gaming machine, Fortune Gong features multi-level progressives and a high-frequency Prize Disk feature to keep players engaged.

During gameplay, different prizes will appear on top of each individual reel. The prize above each reel is awarded when a Fortune Gong symbol lands on that reel. The prize disk awards credits, a free games bonus, and the jackpot wheel bonus. This 3×5 reel, 50 pay-line game features progressive configurable jackpots and a 50-credit cost-to-cover.

For more information, visit IGT.com



Players can put fortune in their favor with IGT’s Fortune Gong video slots. Housed on the CrystalCurve gaming machine, Fortune Gong features multi-level progressives and a high-frequency Prize Disk feature to keep players engaged.

During gameplay, different prizes will appear on top of each individual reel. The prize above each reel is awarded when a Fortune Gong symbol lands on that reel. The prize disk awards credits, a free games bonus, and the jackpot wheel bonus. This 3×5 reel, 50 pay-line game features progressive configurable jackpots and a 50-credit cost-to-cover.

For more information, visit IGT.com

Scientific Games launches online sports betting platform for Szerencsejáték Zrt | 2018-04-18



Scientific Games Corporation (Scientific Games or the company) recently announced it has successfully launched an online sports betting channel for Szerencsejáték Zrt., the largest gaming service provider in Hungary. Fully owned by the Hungarian State, Szerencsejáték Zrt. has the exclusive right to sell sport games as well as instant and draw-based lottery games.

With the implementation of the new internet sports betting platform, Scientific Games is now Szerencsejáték Zrt.’s sole provider of gaming systems technology and is responsible for the development, installation, and maintenance of the systems. The omni-channel platform allows Szerencsejáték Zrt. to deliver sports betting via mobile and internet, as well as through their distribution channel of nearly 5,000 retail lottery terminals.

“Since migrating our online sports betting platform to a Scientific Games solution, we now have one company providing advanced gaming technology that supports our entire gaming portfolio,” said David Csillag, CIO for Szerencsejáték Zrt. “The new technology accelerates the implementation of our IT strategy, drives efficient operations and lower maintenance costs, and creates a seamless gaming experience for our players.”

“We are now supporting Szerencsejáték Zrt. in a multi-channel gaming environment,” said Pat McHugh, senior vive president, global lottery systems for Scientific Games, “Our ability to seamlessly integrate end-to-end solutions for all products in their portfolio is core to our strategy of providing significant value to our lottery customers. Since migrating to Scientific Games’ latest platforms, Szerencsejáték has successfully executed on their business plan, and has become one of the fastest growing lotteries in Europe, achieving double digit growth year-over-year. Our advanced technology helps Szerencsejáték Zrt. implement its new strategy and become a very innovative gaming company.”



Scientific Games Corporation (Scientific Games or the company) recently announced it has successfully launched an online sports betting channel for Szerencsejáték Zrt., the largest gaming service provider in Hungary. Fully owned by the Hungarian State, Szerencsejáték Zrt. has the exclusive right to sell sport games as well as instant and draw-based lottery games.

With the implementation of the new internet sports betting platform, Scientific Games is now Szerencsejáték Zrt.’s sole provider of gaming systems technology and is responsible for the development, installation, and maintenance of the systems. The omni-channel platform allows Szerencsejáték Zrt. to deliver sports betting via mobile and internet, as well as through their distribution channel of nearly 5,000 retail lottery terminals.

“Since migrating our online sports betting platform to a Scientific Games solution, we now have one company providing advanced gaming technology that supports our entire gaming portfolio,” said David Csillag, CIO for Szerencsejáték Zrt. “The new technology accelerates the implementation of our IT strategy, drives efficient operations and lower maintenance costs, and creates a seamless gaming experience for our players.”

“We are now supporting Szerencsejáték Zrt. in a multi-channel gaming environment,” said Pat McHugh, senior vive president, global lottery systems for Scientific Games, “Our ability to seamlessly integrate end-to-end solutions for all products in their portfolio is core to our strategy of providing significant value to our lottery customers. Since migrating to Scientific Games’ latest platforms, Szerencsejáték has successfully executed on their business plan, and has become one of the fastest growing lotteries in Europe, achieving double digit growth year-over-year. Our advanced technology helps Szerencsejáték Zrt. implement its new strategy and become a very innovative gaming company.”

VizExplorer installation underway at Hard Rock Rocksino | 2018-04-17



VizExplorer recebtkt announced that it has signed an agreement to deploy its marketing campaign management solution at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, a 200,000-square foot venue paired with the area’s only harness racing track.

Known as Ohio’s premier gaming, dining and entertainment destination, Rocksino management reportedly sought to improve the property’s marketing campaigns to attract and retain the right players, while ensuring optimal return on marketing investment. campaignViz from VizExplorer simplifies player segmentation, streamlines campaign creation and analysis, and automates offer management and optimization––helping marketers save time and grow the effectiveness of their marketing activities.

“We are pleased with VizExplorer’s robust analytics and state-of-the-art systems for automated campaigns,” said Jamie Brown, chief marketing officer, Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. “After assessing many options, we decided that campaignViz was the solution and VizExplorer was the partner for us––one that would continue to meet our data needs well into the future.”

“VizExplorer looks forward to expanding our customer base in Ohio, and we look forward to a long relationship with Hard Rock Rocksino,” said VizExplorer’s Ken Kachnic, vice president of sales, eastern region.

The agreement was handled by VizExplorer reseller Game Changing Technologies, a provider of licensing and consulting services to companies doing business in the casino industry.



VizExplorer recebtkt announced that it has signed an agreement to deploy its marketing campaign management solution at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, a 200,000-square foot venue paired with the area’s only harness racing track.

Known as Ohio’s premier gaming, dining and entertainment destination, Rocksino management reportedly sought to improve the property’s marketing campaigns to attract and retain the right players, while ensuring optimal return on marketing investment. campaignViz from VizExplorer simplifies player segmentation, streamlines campaign creation and analysis, and automates offer management and optimization––helping marketers save time and grow the effectiveness of their marketing activities.

“We are pleased with VizExplorer’s robust analytics and state-of-the-art systems for automated campaigns,” said Jamie Brown, chief marketing officer, Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. “After assessing many options, we decided that campaignViz was the solution and VizExplorer was the partner for us––one that would continue to meet our data needs well into the future.”

“VizExplorer looks forward to expanding our customer base in Ohio, and we look forward to a long relationship with Hard Rock Rocksino,” said VizExplorer’s Ken Kachnic, vice president of sales, eastern region.

The agreement was handled by VizExplorer reseller Game Changing Technologies, a provider of licensing and consulting services to companies doing business in the casino industry.

VixExplorer announces strategic investment by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital | 2018-04-17



VizExplorer announced that it has closed a strategic investment round by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital. The investment will enable VizExplorer to scale business operations, enhance its analytics platform for the casino industry, and deliver new solutions for additional verticals including manufacturing, entertainment venues and healthcare. Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital is the growth-focused private equity platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management. VizExplorer was previously owned by Endeavor, which will continue to have a minority investment in the company.

VizExplorer provides critically important technology to more than 600 casino properties across six continents, giving operators new ways to view and act on their data to drive efficiency and enhance profitability. With the support of Endeavor, VizExplorer has emerged as a leader in the real-time analytics and operational intelligence category, experiencing more than 65 percent average revenue growth and a 13-fold increase in annual recurring revenue since 2013. VizExplorer has approximately 150 employees in its offices in San Diego, Las Vegas and Wellington, New Zealand.

As a result of the investment, Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital becomes VizExplorer’s strategic investment partner. VizExplorer will invest in and leverage its unique, patented technology to provide sophisticated analytics, data visualization and operational intelligence solutions that drive revenue and efficiencies for its customers across industries.

“We are thrilled to have Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital’s fund as an investor in VizExplorer. We believe that their investment will allow us to continue to innovate on behalf of our casino customers, build on our market momentum, and accelerate our ability to deliver new solutions for gaming and other industries,” said board members Ian Bonner and Ron Frankel.

“VizExplorer has shown tremendous vision and discipline in its execution to-date. We are excited to partner with the VizExplorer team to support the next chapter of continued success and to create value for all stakeholders – today and in the future,” said Pete Chung, managing principal and head of Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital.



VizExplorer announced that it has closed a strategic investment round by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital. The investment will enable VizExplorer to scale business operations, enhance its analytics platform for the casino industry, and deliver new solutions for additional verticals including manufacturing, entertainment venues and healthcare. Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital is the growth-focused private equity platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management. VizExplorer was previously owned by Endeavor, which will continue to have a minority investment in the company.

VizExplorer provides critically important technology to more than 600 casino properties across six continents, giving operators new ways to view and act on their data to drive efficiency and enhance profitability. With the support of Endeavor, VizExplorer has emerged as a leader in the real-time analytics and operational intelligence category, experiencing more than 65 percent average revenue growth and a 13-fold increase in annual recurring revenue since 2013. VizExplorer has approximately 150 employees in its offices in San Diego, Las Vegas and Wellington, New Zealand.

As a result of the investment, Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital becomes VizExplorer’s strategic investment partner. VizExplorer will invest in and leverage its unique, patented technology to provide sophisticated analytics, data visualization and operational intelligence solutions that drive revenue and efficiencies for its customers across industries.

“We are thrilled to have Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital’s fund as an investor in VizExplorer. We believe that their investment will allow us to continue to innovate on behalf of our casino customers, build on our market momentum, and accelerate our ability to deliver new solutions for gaming and other industries,” said board members Ian Bonner and Ron Frankel.

“VizExplorer has shown tremendous vision and discipline in its execution to-date. We are excited to partner with the VizExplorer team to support the next chapter of continued success and to create value for all stakeholders – today and in the future,” said Pete Chung, managing principal and head of Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital.