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ICE London 2020 is again shaping to be a key show for EGT. The company has designed its 1,200 sq. m stand S4-330 as a mainstage for its most significant product novelties that are expected to fulfil the high expectations for gaming design, technology and performance.

The trendy General slot line of EGT is now extended with seven more models, widening the prospects to be a top choice for operators and players. The new G50 C Up and StG50 J1 Up and St and G50 J2 Up and St feature 50-inch frameless HD monitors all with different display curves, distinguishing EGT as one of the manufacturers with the most diversified portfolio in the field. The models rely on the proven Exciter III platform, stand out with their refined design and picture quality, have a convenient, large keyboard with a touch screen, in-build USB port for fast charging and are easy to service. They are excelling in gaming diversity as well with the General HD multigames Red, Green and Fruits and the Power HD mixes Green, Purple and Fruits. The G55 J1 VIP is on the top of the range with its vast 55-inch curved display. Like the G 55 C VIP, shown at the event last year, the model is coupled with a high-end, adjustable chair – an advantage highly appreciated by the players.

Several single games, accompanying the General slot family, will also call attention to themselves. The Fiery Horn will make the players step outside of their comfort zone and venture into the wilderness of the African savanna. Zebras, elephants, giraffes, buffalos and lions are part of the adventure, as well as the golden chance to win big. It is nailed down with the fiery horn of the rhino – the lucky charm to reach the Grand and Major standalone mystery jackpot levels. The game is of 243 Reel Ways Pay but going deeply into the savanna it may multiply to the astounding 4608 Reel Ways Pay. The additional 6th reel awards free games, respins and game win multipliers.

The Amazons’ Battle Grand meets the players with the daughters of Ares and Harmonia on a quest for the riches of the ancient Greek lands. Each time the Amazons appear on the screen, incredible wins are about to arrive. The game may grant from 7 up to 90 free spins and that bonus is always played on 90 lines. In addition there are Grand and Major standalone mystery jackpot levels, which can be won with any bet at any time.

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The Dragons’ Realm opens the gates to a faraway land where a princess has the power to tame four mighty dragons. They rule over the earth, water, air and fire, but also are the key to 4 jackpot levels – Mini, Minor, Major and Grand. The storyline unfolds with 5 reels, 4 positions, 40 fixed lines, beautiful graphics and numerous surprises.

The Princess Cash is about four gorgeous nobilities – the princesses of Asia. Each has mastered the art to satiate the taste for good fortune, leading to a jackpot of 4 levels. The games’ 5 reels, 4 positions and 40 fixed lines show the way to an exceptional experience, especially when one of the royalties pays a visit on a full screen or the pick-up bonus sets off.

New jackpots are also about to take the hearts of the ICE London audience by storm. The latest development of EGT is of 4 mystery progressive levels that may add more thrill to the General, Power and Collection multigames. The path to their riches is the bonus game that activates randomly and leads to a pick-up field of 12 shiny, golden coins. Revealing their head sides and matching three of the same kind, guarantees the happy ending. The jackpot may be housed in both General and Premier slot cabinets.

The 5-level progressive Sands Princess has now new games in its mix and the widely favored Asian-themed Dragon’s Turn will be teamed up with the latest G 50 C Up cabinet – the mighty dragon looks like real on the 50-inch curved display. The good news with EGT doesn’t seem to end – on site will also be the new Jackpot Cards jackpot, presented with some General cabinets, having on top the impressive LED signs of the company. The product is now available also with the Premier slot line and the Rainbow jackpot panel and connects the slot and roulette games of EGT in a joint race for the winning.

In a dedicated AWP area of the stand a highlight will be the developments for the Spanish B2 market – the P-24/24 AWP Up cabinet with the Orange Collection Saloon of 24 games and the automated roulette of 6 player stations, each with a 27-inch widescreen LCD-TFT touch monitor. The guests from the Netherlands will be welcomed with the P-27/27 AWP St, housing the Orange Collection mix of 12 titles and the visitors from Romania will be able to test the P-27/27 St Slim slot model with the Fruits Collection AWP of 48 diverse games.

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The VLT team of EGT takes pride in their latest Multicolor Collection mix as it enables the operator to change the main theme color of the select game screen, to choose the participating titles in the multigame and to arrange their positions on the screen – features that tailor the product to a wide variety of tastes and requirements.

The Spider CMS division have kept its promise to further enhance their casino management software, adding more value for the customers. The recently released TITO, Cashless, Bonusing and Player Tracking modules are invaluable assistants in the management of the gaming halls, increasing as well their players’ overall gaming satisfaction.

ICE London 2020 will primarily be an event full of product debuts for EGT, as well as for its subsidiaries EGT Multiplayer and EGT Interactive, which will share the same display, showcasing numerous new multiplayer and iGaming solutions. All visitors will be pleased to find that the EGT family has many and varied ways to make their gaming projects happen with ease and pleasure.

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MGM Resorts International Listed on Prestigious CDP A-List

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MGM Resorts International has been recognized for leadership in corporate transparency and performance on climate change by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on the organization’s annual A List.

MGM Resorts is one of just 347 companies that received the prestigious ‘A,’ out of more than 23,000 scored, placing it in the top 0.015% of reporting companies. Grades are awarded on comprehensiveness of disclosure, awareness, and management of environmental risk and best practices associated with environmental leadership.

“Our inclusion on the CDP A List is a testament to the strategic importance we place on sustainability. Environmental stewardship is more important than ever, and we remain committed to being leaders in creating long-lasting positive impacts on our planet and in our local communities,” said Jyoti Chopra, Chief People, Inclusion, and Sustainability Officer at MGM Resorts.

“Earning a place on the A List is about more than the score. It’s an indication of high quality, complete data that equips companies with a holistic view of their environmental impact, serves as a baseline for transition plans and – crucially – enables them to follow through on their ambitions. As we move deeper into the Decade of Action, and as CDP continually raises the bar for what represents environmental leadership, the work of A List companies is never complete. We look forward to seeing all companies turn their commitments into further and more meaningful and effective action,” Sherry Madera, CEO of CDP, said.

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Some of the reasons MGM Resorts achieved its ‘A’ grade for climate change:

  • A board-level committee focused on Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability chaired by a global expert in clean energy advocacy.
  • Targets approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5-degree pathway.
  • Nearly 110 megawatts of installed solar capacity, including the MGM Resorts Mega Solar Array, which fulfills up to 90% of MGM Resorts’ daytime power needs in Las Vegas.
  • Reductions in carbon emissions intensity by 49.5% between 2007 and 2022, resulting from significant energy efficiency measures and renewable energy development.
  • Detailed climate data disclosures that have received third-party verification for Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions and energy usage.

MGM Resorts also earned an ‘A-’ in water security. Some of the reasons for the score include:

  • A strategic framework for water stewardship to address water use in operations and champion stewardship across the community.
  • A Global Water Policy to codify and communicate commitment to water stewardship.
  • Achievement of reductions in water withdrawals totaling 13.9 billion gallons, reduced and/or avoided between 2007 and 2022 across U.S. operations.
  • Focus on local water issues, such as reducing consumptive water use in Southern Nevada, including replacing more than 200,000 square feet of grass with desert-friendly landscaping.
  • Enhancement of water data disclosures and external assurance on water withdrawals.
  • Linkage of executive compensation to Social Impact & Sustainability goals, including reductions in water withdrawals.

MGM Resorts is focused on creating a more environmentally sustainable future, recognizing that climate change presents significant risks and opportunities to business, people, and the planet. The Company has adopted a culture of innovation to reduce emissions and continues to take bold steps toward climate leadership in the industry.

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Pace-O-Matic Congratulates Casino Industry on Record Profits

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Pace-O-Matic, the leading name in skill game entertainment, is tipping its hat to the fat cats of the gambling world for yet another record-breaking year. The United States casino industry recently reported a record $66.5 billion in winnings for 2023.

That includes Pennsylvania, the second largest casino market in the country behind Nevada. While casino reps curiously blame skill games for ‘losses’, in 2023 Pennsylvania casinos brought in a record $5.7 billion in revenue from gambling. That equates to a 9.3% increase year over year.

“On behalf of the local small businesses, restaurants, bars and fraternal organizations that the casino industry is determined to put out of business, we extend the warmest congratulations to big casinos for their $66.5 billion in winnings,” the Chief Public Affairs Officer for Pace-O-Matic, Michael Barley, said. “It’s not every day you see such record profits. Now our only question is, where are these losses the industry and, specifically casinos in Pennsylvania, are claiming to be connected to skill games?”

The Pennsylvania casino industry also saw a 28% increase in iGaming year over year as well as a 4.08% increase in slot machine revenue last month across the Commonwealth over last year.

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Regardless of what big casinos say, Pace-O-Matic remains committed to its mission of providing engaging skill-based entertainment to players while supporting the heart and soul of America; local small businesses. Skill games bring supplemental, sustainable income to bars, restaurants, VFW halls, American Legion posts and other small businesses across Pennsylvania. These businesses use income from skill games to pay bills, make charitable donations, provide health benefits, pay competitive wages and more.

“The casino industry continues to attack skill games for loss of revenue yet these losses don’t seem to appear in any of their reporting,” Barley said. “While they spin misleading information, we will stick to the facts. The fact is, that skill games are a legal source of income that Pennsylvania’s small businesses rely on every day to make ends meet.”

On the heels of a unanimous Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruling that found skill games to be legal and Governor Josh Shapiro including skill game revenue in his 2024/25 budget, it’s clear that support for regulating skill games is growing among lawmakers and the public. Pennsylvania State Senator Gene Yaw has proposed legislation, Senate Bill 706, that would tax and regulate skill games, establishing a framework for the legal games to continue to operate.

Pace-O-Matic is a leading developer of legally compliant games of skill in the United States. Its games are played in thousands of small restaurants and bars along with many social halls such as American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) posts. Pace-O-Matic games generated millions of dollars in revenue for businesses and clubs in Pennsylvania last year.

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DAZN Appoints Brice Daumin as CEO of French and Swiss Operations

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DAZN Group, the world’s leading sports streaming service, announced the appointment of Brice Daumin as CEO of its French and Swiss operations. Daumin will oversee DAZN’s growth strategy in France, using his experience and knowledge of the French market garnered over 25 plus years in the French media and telecoms industries.

The move further underlines DAZN’s commitment to France after its launch in August 2023. DAZN brings its French subscribers the best of combat sports including a weekly schedule of top-quality boxing, MMA with the Professional Fighters League and PFL Europe featuring world-class fighters such as Francis Ngannou and Cédric Doumbé, huge PPV boxing line-ups featuring Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, such as “Day of Reckoning”. DAZN also brings its customers top-tier football including Ligue 1 Uber Eats, and the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

DAZN has also delivered a distribution strategy, striking deals with prominent telco and cable operators, to ensure as many French sports fans can access DAZN’s compelling catalogue of premium live sports content, magazine programming, archive and other sports entertainment products. Daumin will report directly to Alice Mascia, whose group responsibilities include her roles as Group Chief Marketing Officer and CEO of DACH.

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Shay Segev, CEO of DAZN Group, said: “DAZN’s global sports offering expanded into France last year and we’re excited to announce that Brice Daumin is joining our team to help us grow in this evolving market. With his extensive in-market experience across our strategic imperatives – customer focus, commercial development, and distribution – Brice will play a key role in our long-term development in France. This is a clear statement of DAZN’s commitment to France and our ambition to continue growing in this exciting sports entertainment market.”

Brice Daumin, CEO of DAZN France, said: “This was an easy decision for me to make. DAZN has already demonstrated its offer right across Europe, with its operations in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Working with the biggest rights holder, in local markets and on a global level, DAZN delivers a fantastic service in a way that works for fans and rights holders. The opportunities for further growth in France are clear, especially when you look at the expanding range of sports entertainment products DAZN is creating – e-commerce, ticketing, social experiences and gaming. The French sports fan is ready for a new experience, one that DAZN will deliver.”

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