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May 4, 2016

Scientific Games Expands SG Universe Across Seven Eldorado Resorts

LAS VEGAS and CHICAGO – May 4, 2016 – Scientific Games continues to lead the way into a future where land-based casinos deepen their relationship with players through incremental engagement both on and off the floor. SG Interactive™, a division of Scientific Games Corporation (“Scientific Games” or ”the Company”), today announced the dual-channel launch of the SG Universe Play4Fun NetworkTM social gaming platform on mobile and desktop at seven Eldorado Resorts Inc. casinos in Nevada, Louisiana, West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Seamlessly integrated with Eldorado’s existing SG Universe Mobile ConciergeTM app which went live in February of this year, the newly launched SG Universe Play4Fun Network, branded for Eldorado Resorts as “Play Eldorado,” expands Eldorado’s offerings by empowering players to engage with their favorite content in a social casino environment on desktop or iOS and Android mobile apps. Scientific Games provides one of the deepest and broadest portfolios of content through its four proven game development studios – BallyTM, BarcrestTM, Shuffle MasterTM and WilliamsTM. Play Eldorado is anchored by many of the popular games that are on Eldorado’s casino floors, including Super Jackpot Party® and Quick Hit Platinum® Triple Blazing 7sTM.

“With the launch of the Play Eldorado website in conjunction with the Eldorado Resorts app based on the SG Universe Play4Fun Network, we’re allowing our players to enjoy their favorite games while keeping the Eldorado brand top-of-mind,” said Rob Mouchou, SVP of Operations at Eldorado Resorts, “The app also incorporates direct links to all Eldorado properties. We’re thrilled to give our players a well-rounded entertaining experience and the ability to connect to their favorite Eldorado properties via their mobile device.”

Bob Hays, Vice President Commercial, Interactive at Scientific Games, said, “Eldorado was an early adopter of the SG Universe Mobile Concierge app. By adding on Play4FunTM, they are continuing to enhance their player experiences in a meaningful way. We’re excited to provide Eldorado with the tools and robust content library designed to build an engaged online player community.”

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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 www.scientificgames.com.
 
About Eldorado Resorts, Inc.
Eldorado Resorts is a casino entertainment company that owns and operates seven properties in five states, including the Eldorado Resort Casino, the Silver Legacy Resort Casino and Circus Circus Resort Casino in Reno, NV; the Eldorado Resort Casino in Shreveport, LA; Scioto Downs Racino in Columbus, OH; Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort in Chester, WV; and Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, PA. For more information, please visit www.eldoradoresorts.com.
 
Eldorado Contact:
Joseph N. Jaffoni, James Leahy
JCIR
212/835-8500
eri@jcir.com

Scientific Games Company Contacts:
Investor Relations:
Scientific Games:  Bill Pfund +1 702-532-7663
Vice President, Investor Relations
bill.pfund@scientificgames.com

Media Relations:
Scientific Games:  Mollie Cole +1 773-961-1194
Director, Corporate Communications
mollie.cole@scientificgames.com
 
Scientific Games Interactive: Lindsay Goldner
Senior Manager B2B Marketing
lindsay.goldner@scientificgames.com
 
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Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated in these statements due to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors, including, among other things: competition; U.S. and international economic and industry conditions, including declines in or slow growth of gross gaming revenues or lottery retail sales, reductions in or constraints on capital spending by gaming or lottery operators and bankruptcies of, or credit risk relating to, customers; limited growth from new gaming jurisdictions, declines in the replacement cycle of existing gaming machines and slow addition of casinos in existing jurisdictions; ownership changes and consolidation in the gaming industry, including by casino operators; opposition to legalized gaming or the expansion thereof; inability to adapt to, and offer products that keep pace with, evolving technology; inability to develop successful gaming concepts and content; laws and government regulations, including those relating to gaming licenses and environmental laws; inability to identify and capitalize on trends and changes in the gaming, lottery and interactive industries; dependence upon key providers in our social gaming business; inability to retain or renew, or unfavorable revisions of, existing contracts, and the inability to enter into new contracts; level of our indebtedness, higher interest rates, availability or adequacy of cash flows and liquidity to satisfy indebtedness, other obligations or future cash needs; inability to reduce or refinance our indebtedness; restrictions and covenants in our debt agreements, including those that could result in acceleration of the maturity of our indebtedness; protection of our intellectual property, inability to license third party intellectual property, and the intellectual property rights of others; security and integrity of our software and systems and reliance on or failures in our information technology systems; natural events that disrupt our operations or those of our customers, suppliers or regulators; inability to benefit from, and risks associated with, strategic equity investments and relationships, including (i) the inability of our joint venture  to realize the anticipated benefits under its private management agreement with the Illinois lottery or from the disentanglement services performed in connection with the termination thereof, (ii) the inability of our joint venture to meet the net income targets or other requirements under its agreement to provide marketing and sales services to the New Jersey Lottery or otherwise to realize the anticipated benefits under such agreement and (iii) failure to realize the anticipated benefits related to the award to our consortium of an instant lottery game concession in Greece; failure to achieve the intended benefits of the Bally acquisition or the WMS acquisition, other recent acquisitions, or future acquisitions, including due to the inability to successfully integrate such acquisitions or realize synergies in the anticipated amounts or within the contemplated time frames or cost expectations, or at all; disruption of our current plans and operations in connection with our recent acquisitions (including in connection with the integration of Bally and WMS), including departure of key personnel or inability to recruit additional qualified personnel or maintain relationships with customers, suppliers or other third parties; costs, charges and expenses relating to the Bally acquisition and the WMS acquisition; incurrence of employee termination or restructuring costs, and impairment or asset write-down charges; changes in estimates or judgments related to our impairment analysis of goodwill or other intangible assets; implementation of complex revenue recognition standards; fluctuations in our results due to seasonality and other factors; dependence on suppliers and manufacturers; risks relating to foreign operations, including fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and restrictions on the payment of dividends from earnings, restrictions on the import of products and financial instability, including the potential impact to our instant lottery game concession or VLT lease arrangements resulting from the recent economic and political conditions in Greece; dependence on our key employees; litigation and other liabilities relating to our business, including litigation and liabilities relating to our contracts and licenses, our products and systems, our employees (including labor disputes), intellectual property and our strategic relationships; influence of certain stockholders; and stock price volatility.

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 March 17, 2015 (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.