NEW YORK, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) today announced that it has been selected with its partners as the primary vendor team to operate Internet Gaming Systems and Services for the Delaware State Lottery, subject to successful contract negotiations.
Scientific Games teamed with 888 Holdings (LSE: 888) and Williams Interactive LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE: WMS), to provide a full turnkey solution for the gaming platform, content, and operational services using advanced responsible gaming tools and sophisticated player tracking, in response to the Delaware State Lottery's Internet Gaming System and Services request for proposal (RFP). The RFP includes internet poker, casino table games, and video lottery games.
This joint effort combines 888's decade-long experience being at the forefront of the online gaming industry with Scientific Games' proven ability to provide added value, turnkey solutions to government-sponsored (B2G) and commercial (B2B) gaming operators and Williams Interactive's premium iGaming products and services.
The Lottery evaluation committee's recommendation followed a competitive selection process designed to identify service providers best suited to serve the needs of the Delaware Lottery. The contract will be for an initial term of five years and includes four additional one-year contract extension options.
Delaware became the first U.S. state to implement comprehensive intrastate iGaming including poker, slots and bingo when the General Assembly passed the Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012 in June 2012. Delaware has long been an industry model for state regulated gaming. This is another example of Delaware's leadership in protecting state-sponsored gaming rights to maximize proceeds for its citizens. The Delaware Lottery will be the sole regulator of real-money internet gaming for the State with the games branded and marketed through the State's three casinos. The State plans to launch internet games this year.
Lotteries are increasingly pursuing opportunities to develop additional revenue sources for their good causes. This joint effort to support the Delaware Lottery's expansion into internet gaming is a prime example of the synergies that can be achieved by Scientific Games' pending acquisition of WMS, as previously announced on January 31, 2013. Completion of the transaction remains subject to approvals by WMS stockholders and gaming regulatory authorities and other customary closing conditions.
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation is a global leader in providing customized, end-to-end gaming solutions to lottery and gaming organizations worldwide. Scientific Games' integrated array of products and services includes instant lottery games, lottery gaming systems, terminals and services, and internet applications, as well as server-based interactive gaming terminals and associated gaming control systems. For more information, please visit our website at www.scientificgames.com.
Cindi Buckwalter, Investor Relations
About 888 Holdings
888 Holdings Public Limited Company (888) is one of the world's most popular online gaming entertainment and solutions providers.
888 has been at the forefront of the online gaming industry for over a decade, allowing both players and B2B partners to enjoy a world-class gaming experience.
888's consumer facing websites offer more than just online gaming. They are entertainment destinations, places where people can enjoy a truly interactive experience and be part of an online community that shares common interests.
888 websites provide an enjoyable customer experience in a safe and secure environment. 888 remains a leader in responsible gaming, with specialist websites dedicated to both corporate responsibility and responsible gaming.
About Williams Interactive
Williams Interactive is a global provider of premium iGaming products and services, from the white-label Play4Fun NetworkTM for locations where real-money wagering is not yet allowed, to full casino Managed Services in legalized real-money wagering jurisdictions. The company possesses a robust portfolio of proven WMS Gaming slot themes including Gold Fish®, GlitzTM, Super Jackpot Party® and The Wizard of OzTM already popular with internet casino patrons across Europe. More information can be found at www.williamsinteractive.com.