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February 23, 2017

Bringing Entertaining Interactive Casino and eInstant Games to Norwegian Players

LAS VEGAS AND ATLANTA, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that Norsk Tipping ("the Lottery"), Norway's national lottery operator and World Lottery Association member, has awarded the Company two new three-year contracts to provide interactive casino and eInstant games. The contracts, which Scientific Games won following a competitive procurement process, may be extended for one additional year. The Company's world-class digital content will be offered to Norwegian players via a single point of delivery through Scientific Games' secure remote gaming server ("RGS") platform.

Scientific Games also provides Norsk Tipping with lottery instant games as well as lottery gaming systems and retail technology. The Company is also collaborating with the Lottery to innovate in areas such as product portfolio management, prize structures and payouts, and retail product display. 

Åsne Havnelid, Chief Executive Officer, Norsk Tipping, said, "We look forward to offering more game entertainment from Scientific Games to Norwegians. The instant games, technology, and services provided by Scientific Games have proven successful and helped us in our mission to grow responsibly. Since launching our iGaming program several years ago, Norsk Tipping remains committed to providing the very best portfolios of interactive casino and eInstant products to our players, while executing our responsible gaming principles."

Norsk Tipping, considered to be one of the industry's most innovative lotteries, is currently ranked No. 4 in the world for total sales per capita (La Fleur's Almanac).

Bob Hays, Vice President Global Commercial for Scientific Games, said, "The addition of interactive casino and eInstant content nearly completes a full product offering for Norsk Tipping from Scientific Games. Driven by our advanced RGS platform, our exceptional digital game portfolio will support the Lottery's continued mission to grow responsibly while entertaining players in Norway with the best lottery and gaming experiences in the world."

In the Nordic region, in addition to providing lottery systems and retail technology to Norsk Tipping, Scientific Games will soon launch new gaming systems technology for Danske Spil in Denmark. The Company currently provides instant games to Danske Spil, Veikkaus Oy in Finland and several lotteries in Sweden; as well as lottery systems and retail technology to Islensk Getspa in Iceland.

The leading supplier of lottery instant games in the world, Scientific Games provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries globally.

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About Scientific Games

Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery and interactive markets. The Company's portfolio includes gaming machines, game content and systems; table games products and utilities; instant and draw-based lottery games; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and interactive content and services. For more information, please visit us at www.scientificgames.com.

Company Contacts

Lottery Communications:
Therese Minella   (770) 825-4219

Investor Relations:
Bill Pfund   (702) 532-7663

Corporate Communications:
Susan Cartwright   (702) 532-7981

Norsk Tipping:
Hans Erland Rigsvold  (+47) 90027124

Forward-Looking Statements

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Additional information regarding risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements is included from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including the Company's current reports on Form 8-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its latest annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 29, 2016 (including under the headings "Forward Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors"). Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except for Scientific Games' ongoing obligations under the U.S. federal securities laws, Scientific Games undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.