Wacky Races video slot machine—SCIENTIFIC GAMES | 2017-05-24



Based on the classic, animated television series, Wacky Races features races where adventure and hilarity ensues among colorful competitors and their equally colorful and quirky race cars.

The central game feature is the Racing Bonus.  Once achieved, the characters are off, racing around a track that dramatically utilizes all three screens of the engaging ALPHA Pro Theatre, without interrupting the game of the other player.  Depending on who is victorious, that character’s bonus feature is activated. Players will enjoy bonuses such as the Professor Pat Pending Wheel Bonus, the Muttley Wacky Scrap Yard Bonus or the Creepy Coupe Free Games. 

 

 



Based on the classic, animated television series, Wacky Races features races where adventure and hilarity ensues among colorful competitors and their equally colorful and quirky race cars.

The central game feature is the Racing Bonus.  Once achieved, the characters are off, racing around a track that dramatically utilizes all three screens of the engaging ALPHA Pro Theatre, without interrupting the game of the other player.  Depending on who is victorious, that character’s bonus feature is activated. Players will enjoy bonuses such as the Professor Pat Pending Wheel Bonus, the Muttley Wacky Scrap Yard Bonus or the Creepy Coupe Free Games. 

 

 

Scientific Games wins ‘Best Table Game Solution’ in Asia Gaming Awards 2017 | 2017-05-26



Scientific Games Corporation (“Scientific Games” or “the company”) recently announced that it won ‘Best Table Game Solution’ in the Asia Gaming Awards 2017. A panel of independent judges selected Scientific Games for the top-place honor in this annual awards competition designed to recognize significant achievements within the Asia gaming industry.  

The ‘Best Table Game Solution’ award recognizes the product that has played a key role in enhancing the casino table games experience, factoring in added value, reliability, service and support. Scientific Games was vying with six other companies for the top award in this category.

Ken Jolly, Scientific Games’ vice president and managing director of gaming — Asia, accepted the award during the Asia Gaming Awards’ gala dinner and award ceremony on Tuesday, May 16, at The Venetian Macao.

“We are honored to win this prestigious Asia Gaming Award for our innovation in table game solutions. This recognition is a testament to our investment in developing groundbreaking table game solutions, which include our Shuffle Master line of engaging proprietary table games and table game progressives, as well as our  leading-edge utility products such as card shufflers and chip sorters,” said Jolly. “Our focus on creating pioneering table game solutions is driven by our mission to deliver the world’s best gaming experiences and our commitment to excellence in providing the highest level of safety, security and reliability in the industry.”



Scientific Games Corporation (“Scientific Games” or “the company”) recently announced that it won ‘Best Table Game Solution’ in the Asia Gaming Awards 2017. A panel of independent judges selected Scientific Games for the top-place honor in this annual awards competition designed to recognize significant achievements within the Asia gaming industry.  

The ‘Best Table Game Solution’ award recognizes the product that has played a key role in enhancing the casino table games experience, factoring in added value, reliability, service and support. Scientific Games was vying with six other companies for the top award in this category.

Ken Jolly, Scientific Games’ vice president and managing director of gaming — Asia, accepted the award during the Asia Gaming Awards’ gala dinner and award ceremony on Tuesday, May 16, at The Venetian Macao.

“We are honored to win this prestigious Asia Gaming Award for our innovation in table game solutions. This recognition is a testament to our investment in developing groundbreaking table game solutions, which include our Shuffle Master line of engaging proprietary table games and table game progressives, as well as our  leading-edge utility products such as card shufflers and chip sorters,” said Jolly. “Our focus on creating pioneering table game solutions is driven by our mission to deliver the world’s best gaming experiences and our commitment to excellence in providing the highest level of safety, security and reliability in the industry.”

ZUMA 3D Class III video slot machine—IGT | 2017-05-24



It’s a tropical action-packed gaming adventure with IGT’s ZUMA 3D game. The vibrant theme leverages IGT’s TRUE 3D technology and builds on the success of IGT’s original ZUMA slot game. Housed on the AXXIS 3D cabinet, ZUMA 3D offers a seven-level must-hit progressive and a dynamic attract feature for an immersive gaming experience. Displaying a five-reel, 30-payline configuration, ZUMA 3D’s base game features an ever-present wild frog symbol that engages with “track balls” that rotate around the perimeter of the reels. With each base game wager, the wild frog symbol can trigger incremental Mojo Pot wins, Ghost Boss multipliers and Power Balls that can result in extra wilds and re-spins. Further engaging players, ZUMA 3D offers four unique bonus experiences, including the Jaguar Bonus, Cephalo Ka Boss Battle Bonus, Kolo Kamari Boss Battle Bonus and Zhaka Mu Boss Battle Bonus for big-win opportunities. 



It’s a tropical action-packed gaming adventure with IGT’s ZUMA 3D game. The vibrant theme leverages IGT’s TRUE 3D technology and builds on the success of IGT’s original ZUMA slot game. Housed on the AXXIS 3D cabinet, ZUMA 3D offers a seven-level must-hit progressive and a dynamic attract feature for an immersive gaming experience. Displaying a five-reel, 30-payline configuration, ZUMA 3D’s base game features an ever-present wild frog symbol that engages with “track balls” that rotate around the perimeter of the reels. With each base game wager, the wild frog symbol can trigger incremental Mojo Pot wins, Ghost Boss multipliers and Power Balls that can result in extra wilds and re-spins. Further engaging players, ZUMA 3D offers four unique bonus experiences, including the Jaguar Bonus, Cephalo Ka Boss Battle Bonus, Kolo Kamari Boss Battle Bonus and Zhaka Mu Boss Battle Bonus for big-win opportunities. 

Spin It Grand Class III video slot machine—ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES | 2017-05-24



Aristocrat’s J*Series of games are specifically created for players who like a gaming experience with frequent jackpots, and the new Spin It Grand collection is a SAP family with a new wheel-style mechanic in the top box. Spin It Grand is available in Aristocrat’s Helix and Helix+ cabinets and is a 3×5 50-line game with a one-level jackpot and two bonus prizes, which are awarded in the Spin It Grand feature. It also comes to casinos with two fun base games: Fabulous Riches and World of Riches. Each is a 50-line game with high volatility and a frequent feature frequency. Denominations range from 1c to 25c, and max bet is 500 credits.

The main action takes place on the bottom screen while a scrolling wheel in the top screen entertains players by showcasing the bonus credits and jackpots that can be won. Traditional core-game style play is enhanced with Wilds and with Spin It Grand symbols that increase different segments in the wheel on the top screen. The game’s features include the Spin it Grand feature, where players have the chance to win bonus credits or one of the three SAP jackpots. In the Free Games feature, players can win 10, 15 or even 25 free games.



Aristocrat’s J*Series of games are specifically created for players who like a gaming experience with frequent jackpots, and the new Spin It Grand collection is a SAP family with a new wheel-style mechanic in the top box. Spin It Grand is available in Aristocrat’s Helix and Helix+ cabinets and is a 3×5 50-line game with a one-level jackpot and two bonus prizes, which are awarded in the Spin It Grand feature. It also comes to casinos with two fun base games: Fabulous Riches and World of Riches. Each is a 50-line game with high volatility and a frequent feature frequency. Denominations range from 1c to 25c, and max bet is 500 credits.

The main action takes place on the bottom screen while a scrolling wheel in the top screen entertains players by showcasing the bonus credits and jackpots that can be won. Traditional core-game style play is enhanced with Wilds and with Spin It Grand symbols that increase different segments in the wheel on the top screen. The game’s features include the Spin it Grand feature, where players have the chance to win bonus credits or one of the three SAP jackpots. In the Free Games feature, players can win 10, 15 or even 25 free games.

Queen’s Riches Class II video slot machine—AGS | 2017-05-24



Take your players on a ride through Egypt with the Queen and her riches in this new Class II game on the ICON cabinet from AGS. This photo-realistic, Egyptian-themed game features her majesty the Queen as the highest paying symbol, a cat as the second highest, and various Egyptian-themed objects as the bonus initiator, wild, mid and low paying symbols.

Using the PowerXStream pay evaluation, Queen’s Riches offers 576 ways to win. When at least one Bonus symbol lands on reels two-four, the free spins bonus is initiated and awards anywhere from eight to 64 free spins with retriggers possible. Queen’s Riches features both super streams and super stream progressives during the base game, which randomly trigger and add a large number of symbols to reels two, three and four. Super streams can be triggered in the base game and at the beginning of the free spins bonus and can continue throughout the free spins. Super stream progressives are only available in the base game. 



Take your players on a ride through Egypt with the Queen and her riches in this new Class II game on the ICON cabinet from AGS. This photo-realistic, Egyptian-themed game features her majesty the Queen as the highest paying symbol, a cat as the second highest, and various Egyptian-themed objects as the bonus initiator, wild, mid and low paying symbols.

Using the PowerXStream pay evaluation, Queen’s Riches offers 576 ways to win. When at least one Bonus symbol lands on reels two-four, the free spins bonus is initiated and awards anywhere from eight to 64 free spins with retriggers possible. Queen’s Riches features both super streams and super stream progressives during the base game, which randomly trigger and add a large number of symbols to reels two, three and four. Super streams can be triggered in the base game and at the beginning of the free spins bonus and can continue throughout the free spins. Super stream progressives are only available in the base game. 

Scientific Games to provide gaming solutions for Baha Mar Casino | 2017-05-24



Scientific Games Corporation (“Scientific Games” or “the company”) recenlty announced new agreements to provide an expansive range of casino systems solutions, table products, games and platforms at Baha Mar Casino in Nassau, The Bahamas for its 100,000-square-foot casino.

Alex W. Pariente, executive vice president, casino operations and marketing at Baha Mar, said, “We are pleased that Scientific Games is our technology partner at our new sophisticated casino. Scientific Games provides us with a one-stop-shop, helping us efficiently run our gaming operations while delivering an engaging experience to our international guests.” 

Scientific Games Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sheehan said, “Our agreement with Baha Mar Casino truly showcases our ability to provide a floorwide gaming experience across an entire casino enterprise. Baha Mar is leveraging a variety of Scientific Games’ transformational solutions to drive operating efficiencies and offer the best of entertainment to its players – and we are thrilled to be a major technology partner to this long-awaited and spectacular new destination in The Bahamas.”

Leveraging its extensive, industry-leading Bally Systems suite, Scientific Games powers Baha Mar’s high-speed, networked casino floor with its ACSC, CMS/SMS, TableView and Bally Business Intelligence slot monitoring, table management, player tracking, marketing, analytics, and casino accounting solutions.

Each of Baha Mar’s 1,140 slot machines is connected to Scientific Games’ iVIEW network to provide patron self-service, marketing messages, and powerful bonusing solutions through iVIEW Display Manager (“DM”)’s powerful on-device messaging technology. Baha Mar chose Scientific Games’ new iVIEW4 technology, which combines all the features of the original iVIEW with web-based content management. This enables operators to easily and quickly change marketing content and publish videos or animations themselves, making the content immediately available to the player through the gaming machine, a kiosk, or mobile device.

 



Scientific Games Corporation (“Scientific Games” or “the company”) recenlty announced new agreements to provide an expansive range of casino systems solutions, table products, games and platforms at Baha Mar Casino in Nassau, The Bahamas for its 100,000-square-foot casino.

Alex W. Pariente, executive vice president, casino operations and marketing at Baha Mar, said, “We are pleased that Scientific Games is our technology partner at our new sophisticated casino. Scientific Games provides us with a one-stop-shop, helping us efficiently run our gaming operations while delivering an engaging experience to our international guests.” 

Scientific Games Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sheehan said, “Our agreement with Baha Mar Casino truly showcases our ability to provide a floorwide gaming experience across an entire casino enterprise. Baha Mar is leveraging a variety of Scientific Games’ transformational solutions to drive operating efficiencies and offer the best of entertainment to its players – and we are thrilled to be a major technology partner to this long-awaited and spectacular new destination in The Bahamas.”

Leveraging its extensive, industry-leading Bally Systems suite, Scientific Games powers Baha Mar’s high-speed, networked casino floor with its ACSC, CMS/SMS, TableView and Bally Business Intelligence slot monitoring, table management, player tracking, marketing, analytics, and casino accounting solutions.

Each of Baha Mar’s 1,140 slot machines is connected to Scientific Games’ iVIEW network to provide patron self-service, marketing messages, and powerful bonusing solutions through iVIEW Display Manager (“DM”)’s powerful on-device messaging technology. Baha Mar chose Scientific Games’ new iVIEW4 technology, which combines all the features of the original iVIEW with web-based content management. This enables operators to easily and quickly change marketing content and publish videos or animations themselves, making the content immediately available to the player through the gaming machine, a kiosk, or mobile device.

 

Interblock brings its first ETG product to Minnesota | 2017-05-23



Interblock recently announced its first product placement in the state of Minnesota: the automated Big Six wheel, now available to players at Black Bear Casino. Interblock’s Big Six is the biggest wheel in the industry and the only optional double-sided wheel, pulling in players from every angle while performing at two times the house average in several casinos.

“Interblock is experiencing incredible growth and momentum in the U.S., and we are thrilled to have collaborated with Black Bear Casino on bringing our first product to Minnesota,” said Rick Riehm, VP of sales for western U.S. at Interblock.

“It’s very exciting to bring such a new and innovative product to this gaming jurisdiction and Black Bear Casino operations is looking forward to the next generation of product offerings from Interblock,” said Richard Grandieri, slot department manager at Black Bear Casino.



Interblock recently announced its first product placement in the state of Minnesota: the automated Big Six wheel, now available to players at Black Bear Casino. Interblock’s Big Six is the biggest wheel in the industry and the only optional double-sided wheel, pulling in players from every angle while performing at two times the house average in several casinos.

“Interblock is experiencing incredible growth and momentum in the U.S., and we are thrilled to have collaborated with Black Bear Casino on bringing our first product to Minnesota,” said Rick Riehm, VP of sales for western U.S. at Interblock.

“It’s very exciting to bring such a new and innovative product to this gaming jurisdiction and Black Bear Casino operations is looking forward to the next generation of product offerings from Interblock,” said Richard Grandieri, slot department manager at Black Bear Casino.

PAC-MAN WILD EDITION to Make Las Vegas Debut | 2017-05-22



The Las Vegas debut of the new PAC-MAN WILD EDITION video slot will take place at eight Boyd Gaming properties across Southern Nevada, including The Orleans, Gold Coast, Cannery and more. The machines will be rolled out to properties and available to play by June 1.

The iconic PAC-MAN character is one of the most recognizable figures in video game history and was the basis for the most successful arcade game of all time. Now, PAC-MAN will arrive on casino floors this month as the star of PAC-MAN WILD EDITION, a new game from Ainsworth Game Technologies.

Boyd Gaming properties will be the first in southern Nevada to offer the game, including The Orleans Hotel and Casino, Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, Suncoast Hotel and Casino, Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas; the Cannery Casino Hotel in North Las Vegas; and Fremont Hotel and Casino, California Hotel and Casino, and Main Street Station Casino Hotel Brewery in Downtown Las Vegas.

“Our customers expect the latest, hottest slot titles at our properties, and we’re excited to be able to offer Las Vegas locals and visitors alike the first opportunity to play PAC-MAN WILD EDITION,” said Matt Ryan, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Boyd Gaming.

The title provides all the recognizable PAC-MAN sounds and imagery loved by people around the globe. PAC-MAN WILD EDITION is the first offering as part of a strategic partnership between Ainsworth and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

“This is the biggest brand we have ever offered at Ainsworth,” said Mike Dreitzer, Ainsworth president – North America. “The game looks amazing and it’s packed with bonuses that will attract both slot fanatics and PAC-MAN fans. We are thrilled to introduce the product at Boyd Gaming’s amazing properties.”

PAC-MAN WILD EDITION offers players all the excitement of the classic arcade game. The game features a thrilling Free Games feature, a Wheel Spin feature and a progressive jackpot. PAC-MAN appears throughout the game, offering players wilds and other fun ways to win.



The Las Vegas debut of the new PAC-MAN WILD EDITION video slot will take place at eight Boyd Gaming properties across Southern Nevada, including The Orleans, Gold Coast, Cannery and more. The machines will be rolled out to properties and available to play by June 1.

The iconic PAC-MAN character is one of the most recognizable figures in video game history and was the basis for the most successful arcade game of all time. Now, PAC-MAN will arrive on casino floors this month as the star of PAC-MAN WILD EDITION, a new game from Ainsworth Game Technologies.

Boyd Gaming properties will be the first in southern Nevada to offer the game, including The Orleans Hotel and Casino, Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, Suncoast Hotel and Casino, Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas; the Cannery Casino Hotel in North Las Vegas; and Fremont Hotel and Casino, California Hotel and Casino, and Main Street Station Casino Hotel Brewery in Downtown Las Vegas.

“Our customers expect the latest, hottest slot titles at our properties, and we’re excited to be able to offer Las Vegas locals and visitors alike the first opportunity to play PAC-MAN WILD EDITION,” said Matt Ryan, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Boyd Gaming.

The title provides all the recognizable PAC-MAN sounds and imagery loved by people around the globe. PAC-MAN WILD EDITION is the first offering as part of a strategic partnership between Ainsworth and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

“This is the biggest brand we have ever offered at Ainsworth,” said Mike Dreitzer, Ainsworth president – North America. “The game looks amazing and it’s packed with bonuses that will attract both slot fanatics and PAC-MAN fans. We are thrilled to introduce the product at Boyd Gaming’s amazing properties.”

PAC-MAN WILD EDITION offers players all the excitement of the classic arcade game. The game features a thrilling Free Games feature, a Wheel Spin feature and a progressive jackpot. PAC-MAN appears throughout the game, offering players wilds and other fun ways to win.

IGT’s PlaySpot receives Nevada Regulatory approval | 2017-05-17



IGT recently announced that its PlaySpot mobile software solution completed its Nevada regulatory trial phase for MGM Resort International’s playMGM mobile sports betting app, a process that leveraged top gaming industry talent and resulted in a world-class mobile wagering solution. IGT’s PlaySpot has helped inspire consensus among many in the industry that the land-based environment can be successfully augmented by mobile solutions, and that new and innovative approaches to casino entertainment such as PlaySpot represent potentially critical drivers of future growth within the gaming industry.

“Throughout the entire PlaySpot implementation process, the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s Technology Division offered IGT valuable feedback and support to ensure that playMGM users in Nevada will enjoy an unrivaled mobile sports betting user experience,” said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America gaming & interactive.  “This process served as a shining example of how the Nevada Gaming Control Board embraces a genuine commitment to innovation. After extensive collaboration with our partners at MGM to expand the sports betting experience to the mobile platform, it was rewarding to experience an approval process that embraced our vision of leveraging the mobile platform to drive industry growth through meaningful innovation.”

The playMGM app includes a variety of unprecedented features such as a live “trend cloud” highlighting the most active bets of the moment. The PlaySpot-powered app also gives players the option to sign up for a playMGM pre-paid card within the app itself.

“When introducing new technology, it’s critical that all parties involved share the same passion to deliver and commitment to seamless execution. As the PlaySpot solution for playMGM progressed in the various phases of regulatory approvals, external feedback made a measureable impact on the quality of the final product. This set a solid foundation for future deployment of additional PlaySpot features,” said Ascoli.

Mobile sports betting is just the tip of the PlaySpot capability iceberg. The award-winning solution can be leveraged by casino operators to put a variety of gaming experiences such as casino games, live table games and virtual sports betting in the palm of a player’s hand.

Ascoli said, “We found great validation in the capability of PlaySpot to enhance land-based casino entertainment when the solution won ‘Casino Product of the Year’ in the 2016 Global Gaming Awards. Now with the official Nevada approval, PlaySpot is poised for expansion and even further innovation. As a Nevada resident I’m proud to see all of this initial momentum established here.”



IGT recently announced that its PlaySpot mobile software solution completed its Nevada regulatory trial phase for MGM Resort International’s playMGM mobile sports betting app, a process that leveraged top gaming industry talent and resulted in a world-class mobile wagering solution. IGT’s PlaySpot has helped inspire consensus among many in the industry that the land-based environment can be successfully augmented by mobile solutions, and that new and innovative approaches to casino entertainment such as PlaySpot represent potentially critical drivers of future growth within the gaming industry.

“Throughout the entire PlaySpot implementation process, the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s Technology Division offered IGT valuable feedback and support to ensure that playMGM users in Nevada will enjoy an unrivaled mobile sports betting user experience,” said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America gaming & interactive.  “This process served as a shining example of how the Nevada Gaming Control Board embraces a genuine commitment to innovation. After extensive collaboration with our partners at MGM to expand the sports betting experience to the mobile platform, it was rewarding to experience an approval process that embraced our vision of leveraging the mobile platform to drive industry growth through meaningful innovation.”

The playMGM app includes a variety of unprecedented features such as a live “trend cloud” highlighting the most active bets of the moment. The PlaySpot-powered app also gives players the option to sign up for a playMGM pre-paid card within the app itself.

“When introducing new technology, it’s critical that all parties involved share the same passion to deliver and commitment to seamless execution. As the PlaySpot solution for playMGM progressed in the various phases of regulatory approvals, external feedback made a measureable impact on the quality of the final product. This set a solid foundation for future deployment of additional PlaySpot features,” said Ascoli.

Mobile sports betting is just the tip of the PlaySpot capability iceberg. The award-winning solution can be leveraged by casino operators to put a variety of gaming experiences such as casino games, live table games and virtual sports betting in the palm of a player’s hand.

Ascoli said, “We found great validation in the capability of PlaySpot to enhance land-based casino entertainment when the solution won ‘Casino Product of the Year’ in the 2016 Global Gaming Awards. Now with the official Nevada approval, PlaySpot is poised for expansion and even further innovation. As a Nevada resident I’m proud to see all of this initial momentum established here.”

Willy Wonka Golden Ticket lottery game—SCIENTIFIC GAMES | 2017-05-17



Scientific Games Corporation (“Scientific Games” or the “company”) recently announced that it has created a multi-state linked game with the largest prize opportunity for a linked lottery instant game in U.S. history. The WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET game is  launching initially in 11 U.S. states.  The “scratch” game offers players the chance to win prizes instantly plus a bonus second-chance opportunity to win trips to Las Vegas where lucky second-chance players will take part in the WILLY WONKA BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE event to win cash prizes from $1,000 up to $1 billion.

With sales off to a strong start, the Texas Lottery was first to launch the WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET game in March, followed by the Georgia Lottery and Kentucky Lottery in April and the Colorado Lottery and Maine State Lottery in May. In addition to the 11 lotteries set to offer the game to their players in 2017-18, a number of other lotteries are considering adding the game to their portfolio.

Jim Kennedy, group chief executive, lottery for Scientific Games said, “We are thrilled that one lucky player is going to get a shot at winning up to a $1 billion in the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE. We have been exploring the billion dollar prize concept for some time, and we believe the wonderful world of WILLY WONKA ties in perfectly to this large prize opportunity.”

“The WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET game has two great elements – a GOLDEN TICKET and the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE. Like the iconic film, the game emphasizes life-changing opportunities,” Kennedy said. “The game has been extremely well received by both state lotteries and players here in North America.”

The WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET game offers players a chance to win cash prizes at retail locations instantly for winning tickets. Eligible non-winning tickets can be entered into an online second-chance drawing for the opportunity to win a four-day/three-night trip to Las Vegas (player plus guest), including airfare, deluxe accomodations, ground transportation, spending money, and participation in the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE for the opportunity to win up to a $1 billion annuity. The BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE event is planned for May of 2018.

Scientific Games offers a full media package for the WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET game, including TV and radio ads, retail point-of-sale materials, and websites. Lotteries can select from several styles of branded game art, and have the flexibility to offer the game at the $5-$20 price point. The majority of participating lotteries plan to launch the game at $10.

The Texas Lottery opted to offer their game as a $10 super-sized ticket (12” x 8”) featuring three separate games. “Super-sized tickets are very popular with Texas players, and we knew they would enjoy the possibility of finding a GOLDEN TICKET and the potential of winning up to a $1 billion prize,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “More than two million tickets were sold in just the first few weeks, supporting our continued mission to generate revenue for Texas education and veterans.”



Scientific Games Corporation (“Scientific Games” or the “company”) recently announced that it has created a multi-state linked game with the largest prize opportunity for a linked lottery instant game in U.S. history. The WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET game is  launching initially in 11 U.S. states.  The “scratch” game offers players the chance to win prizes instantly plus a bonus second-chance opportunity to win trips to Las Vegas where lucky second-chance players will take part in the WILLY WONKA BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE event to win cash prizes from $1,000 up to $1 billion.

With sales off to a strong start, the Texas Lottery was first to launch the WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET game in March, followed by the Georgia Lottery and Kentucky Lottery in April and the Colorado Lottery and Maine State Lottery in May. In addition to the 11 lotteries set to offer the game to their players in 2017-18, a number of other lotteries are considering adding the game to their portfolio.

Jim Kennedy, group chief executive, lottery for Scientific Games said, “We are thrilled that one lucky player is going to get a shot at winning up to a $1 billion in the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE. We have been exploring the billion dollar prize concept for some time, and we believe the wonderful world of WILLY WONKA ties in perfectly to this large prize opportunity.”

“The WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET game has two great elements – a GOLDEN TICKET and the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE. Like the iconic film, the game emphasizes life-changing opportunities,” Kennedy said. “The game has been extremely well received by both state lotteries and players here in North America.”

The WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET game offers players a chance to win cash prizes at retail locations instantly for winning tickets. Eligible non-winning tickets can be entered into an online second-chance drawing for the opportunity to win a four-day/three-night trip to Las Vegas (player plus guest), including airfare, deluxe accomodations, ground transportation, spending money, and participation in the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE for the opportunity to win up to a $1 billion annuity. The BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE event is planned for May of 2018.

Scientific Games offers a full media package for the WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET game, including TV and radio ads, retail point-of-sale materials, and websites. Lotteries can select from several styles of branded game art, and have the flexibility to offer the game at the $5-$20 price point. The majority of participating lotteries plan to launch the game at $10.

The Texas Lottery opted to offer their game as a $10 super-sized ticket (12” x 8”) featuring three separate games. “Super-sized tickets are very popular with Texas players, and we knew they would enjoy the possibility of finding a GOLDEN TICKET and the potential of winning up to a $1 billion prize,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “More than two million tickets were sold in just the first few weeks, supporting our continued mission to generate revenue for Texas education and veterans.”