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April 16, 2015

Scientific Games Launches Online Wagering Casino Games with Danske Spil

LAS VEGAS – April 16, 2015 – Scientific Games Corporation is proud to announce the extension of its relationship with Danish online casino and lottery operator Danske Spil through the launch of the Company’s remote game server with the operator in the Denmark “dot country” regulated online wagering jurisdiction.

Danske Spil players in Denmark now have online access to the popular land-based slots and table games in the Scientific Games Interactive content library, which includes hit titles from the Bally, Barcrest, Shuffle Master and Williams game design studios.

Bob Hays, Vice President Commercial, Interactive at Scientific Games, said, “We are excited to enter the Danish online wagering jurisdiction and to provide Danske Spil players with access to our deep library of proven slots and table games. The interest in our content from another regulated online gaming market is a testament to the broad player appeal of our proprietary slots and table game themes.”

Søren Schneider, Head of Casino, Poker & Games for Danske Spil, said, “We’re thrilled to deepen our relationship with Scientific Games by extending our casino offering  and strengthening our position as marked leader in a very competitive Danish market.  The wide array of player-popular casino games to which we have access through their game server heightens the entertainment we’re able to offer our players at home and on-the-go.”

The launch in Denmark is another milestone for the Scientific Games Interactive remote game server. The Company already provides its broad content library in multiple regulated online wagering jurisdictions around the world, including New Jersey, Europe, Delaware and various Canadian provinces including British Colombia and Ontario. The Scientific Games Interactive content is delivered through the Bwin.Party platform.

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Company Contacts

Investor Relations:
Scientific Games:  Bill Pfund +1 847-785-3167
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: Rory Shanahan
Head of Marketing & B2B Social Products
rory.shanahan@scientificgames.com
 
 
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 Danske Spil
Danske Spil A/S, previously known as Dansk Tipstjeneste A/S, was founded in 1948 in connection with the passing of Tipsloven by the Danish Parliament, Folketinget. Until 1989, the football betting was Danske Spil's only product, but this changed in 1989 when the company was authorised to offer lottery services (Lotto) as well. In 1992 the first scratch card, Quick, entered the market, and in 1994 Oddset was launched.
Since 2000, Danske Spil has also offered betting on horse- and dograce. In 2001, the subsidiary Danske Automatspil was founded. This subsidiary handles slot machines. Dansk Automatspil merged with Elite Gaming A/S in 2011. In 2012, Danske Spil bought Erhvervsinvest's shareholdings of 50.1 percent in Elite Gaming. As a result of the transaction, Danske Spil obtained an equity interest of 100 percent and went from joint to sole ownership of Elite Gaming.
In 2010 Folketinget unanimously passed the partial liberalisation of the Danish gaming legislation, which allowed other suppliers of games to apply for licenses to offer sports- and online gaming products. The law entered into force in 2012, which prompted Danske Spil to establish two subsidiaries: Danske Lotteri Spil A/S, which handles the monopolised games, and Danske Licens Spil A/S, which handles the liberalised games.
Danske Lotteri Spil offers, among other things, Lotto, Onsdags Lotto, Joker, Eurojackpot, Keno, Quick, Bingo and Dantoto.
Danske Licens Spil offers, among other things, Poker, Casino Oddset, Tips and Zezam.
 
Forward-Looking Statements
In this press release, Scientific Games makes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements describe future expectations, plans, results or strategies and can often be identified by the use of terminology such as “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “continue,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “should,” “could,” “potential,” “opportunity,” “goal,” or similar terminology. These statements are based upon management’s current expectations, assumptions and estimates and are not guarantees of timing, future results or performance. 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 lottery retail sales or gross gaming revenues, reductions in or constraints on capital spending by gaming or lottery operators and bankruptcies of, or credit risk relating to, customers; slow growth of new gaming jurisdictions, slow addition of casinos in existing jurisdictions and declines in the replacement cycle of gaming machines; ownership changes and consolidation in the casino industry; opposition to legalized gaming or the expansion thereof; ability to adapt to, and offer products that keep pace with, evolving technology; ability to develop successful gaming concepts and content; laws and government regulation, including those relating to gaming licenses and environmental laws; inability to identify and capitalize on trends and changes in the gaming and lottery industries, including the expansion of interactive gaming; dependence upon key providers in our social gaming business; retention and renewal of existing contracts or entry into new or revised contracts; level of our indebtedness, higher interest rates, availability and adequacy of cash flows and liquidity to satisfy obligations or future needs, and restrictions and covenants in our debt agreements; protection of our intellectual property, ability 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 meet the net income targets or otherwise to realize the anticipated benefits under its private management agreement with the Illinois lottery, (or in connection with any 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 (including as a result of a protest) 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, including due to the inability to successfully integrate such acquisition or realize synergies in the anticipated amounts or within the contemplated time-frames or cost expectations, or at all; litigation relating to the Bally acquisition; disruption of our current plans and operations in connection with the Bally acquisition and the WMS acquisition (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; inability to complete or successfully integrate future acquisitions;  incurrence of restructuring costs, revenue recognition standards and impairment charges; 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 import of our products; dependence on our employees; litigation and other liabilities relating to our business; 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.  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.