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Scientific Games Announces Successful Completion of Financing Transactions

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Las Vegas, Feb. 14, 2018 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or “the Company”) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Scientific Games International, Inc. (“SGI”), successfully completed a series of financing transactions, including (i) a private offering of $900 million additional aggregate principal amount of its 5.000% senior secured notes due 2025 (the “New 5.000% Dollar Notes”) at an issue price of 100.0%; (ii) a private offering of €325 million of new 3.375% senior secured notes due 2026 (the “Euro Secured Notes”) at an issue price of 100.0%; (iii) a private offering of €250 million of new 5.500% senior unsecured notes due 2026 (the “Euro Unsecured Notes,” and, together with the Euro Secured Notes and New 5.000% Dollar Notes, the “New Notes”) at an issue price of 100.0%; (iv) a $900 million upsizing and repricing of its term loan B facility under its credit agreement that reduced the applicable interest rate on the term loans to LIBOR plus 275 basis points, which was a 50-basis point reduction, and (v) an increase in the availability under the revolving credit facility to $620.2 million through October 18, 2018, with a step-down in availability at that time to $445.7 million until the extended maturity date on October 18, 2020.

The net proceeds of the financing transactions will be used to redeem all $2,100 million of the Company’s 7.000% senior secured notes due 2022 (the “2022 Notes”), prepay a portion of the borrowings under its revolving credit facility, including accrued and unpaid interest thereon and pay related premiums, fees and expenses of the transactions. Including the effect of cross-currency interest rate swap arrangements, the net impact of the financing transactions will be to lower the Company’s annual cash interest cost by approximately $69 million at current rates, while extending maturities of $2,100.0 million of its debt from 2022 out to 2024, 2025, and 2026. The New Notes are guaranteed on a senior basis by Scientific Games and certain of its subsidiaries. The New 5.000% Dollar Notes and the Secured Euro Notes are secured by liens on the same collateral that secures indebtedness under Scientific Games’ credit agreement, the 2022 Notes, and the existing 5.000% senior secured notes due 2025 (the “Existing Notes”). The Company also entered into new floating-to-fixed interest rate swaps and will remain focused on growing cash flow and deleveraging. 

The New 5.000% Dollar Notes were issued under the same indenture pursuant to which SGI previously issued $350 million of the Existing Notes. The New 5.000% Dollar Notes and the Existing Notes are treated as a single series of debt securities for all purposes under that indenture, including, without limitation, waivers, amendments, redemptions and offers to purchase.  The New 5.000% Dollar Notes have terms identical to the Existing Notes, other than issue date and offering price and have the same CUSIP and ISIN numbers as, and trade together with, the Existing Notes, except that the New 5.000% Dollar Notes issued in offshore transactions under Regulation S shall be issued and maintained under a temporary CUSIP number during a 40-day distribution compliance period commencing on the issue date.

The New Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any state securities laws and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The New Notes are offered only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A and to non-U.S. Persons under Regulation S under the Securities Act. The New Notes are not being offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the European Economic Area.

 

This press release does not and will not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the New Notes, nor will there be any sale of the New Notes in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.


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SLS Las Vegas to launch sports betting tournament during football season

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SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino will launch a special sports betting tournament during the upcoming football season. The resort will offer fantasy drafts, food and beverage specials, viewing parties and more during the matches. Starting Thursday, 6th September, whether watching pro football Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays or college football Fridays and Saturdays, Umami patrons can enjoy a variety of game day specials.  The Sayers Club will also host viewing parties Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season on six big-screen televisions.

Guests aged 21 and up are invited to stop by the state-of-the-art William Hill Sports Book to place bets on their favourite teams. Sports book patrons have access to innovative wagering technology, including William Hill’s market-leading mobile betting platform available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Additionally, the sports book features an expansive HD video wall for viewing of sporting events and betting odds, as well as fully automated InPlay wagering.

 

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Authentic Games obtains UK gambling license

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Authentic Games, the Malta-based Live casino specialist has obtained a service provider license from UK Gambling Commission. The license will allow it to provide its whole range of games and products to UK operators and players.

The company’s product range includes the flagship Authentic Roulette product, which live streams from roulette tables located on the floors of premium casino resorts in Malta, USA, Romania, Georgia, Italy and Denmark.

Authentic Gaming recently opened a new Arena studio in Malta, and has a client list that includes Leo Vegas, Mr Green, and all Kindred Group brands including Unibet.

The studio contains six Live Auto Roulette tables with four different game formats: Classic Roulette, Speed Roulette, VIP Roulette and a never-seen-before variant, Blaze Roulette.

Blaze Roulette is set against a game show backdrop. The game table is lit with LED lights, and a giant video wall that completes the showbiz theme. Blaze is the only “game show” style Live Roulette game dedicated to roulette players.

Jonas Delin, CEO of Authentic Gaming, said in a statement Monday: “The UK is a key market for us as we continue to expand into regulated jurisdictions around the world. With nearly half of our client base holding a UKGC licence, we are eager to bring our games to market.”

 

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Crown Resorts’ profits suffer massive dip

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The company has reported its full-year results, which fell to US$558.9 million.

Crown Resorts, one of the biggest gaming and entertainment groups in Australia, reported a steep fall in its profits. According to the latest financial results, the company’s profits have decreased by 70 per cent to US$558.9 million. This is significant because the company sold its facilities and business ventures in Macau last year.

This has been a problem year for Crown Resorts. Its board member James Packer left the company and 19 of its executives were arrested in China. However, not everything is lost. Despite the 70 per cent dip in net profit, there is a 12.7 per cent increase in normalised profit to US$385.6 million. It also registered a 5.4 per cent increase in operating revenue to US$3.4 billion.

John Alexander, Executive Chairman of Crown: “Crown’s full-year result reflects a solid performance from our Melbourne operation and continued subdued trading in Perth. VIP program play turnover in Australia of US$51.5 billion (up 54.5 per cent) was a pleasing outcome, particularly at Crown Melbourne (up 73.9 per cent), given the difficult trading conditions.”


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