Scientific Games' Hot Shot Casino Slots Named as One of Facebook's 2015 Games of the Year

Dec 17, 2015, 14:54 ET from Scientific Games Corporation

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or "the Company") announced today that its Hot Shot Casino Slots game has been selected as one of Facebook's 2015 Games of the Year.  Announced recently, the annual list honors the games, developers and publishers that most impress Facebook developers and its players. According to Facebook, more than 450 million people play games or connect to games via Facebook on mobile devices and consoles each month.

Developed by SG Interactive, a division of Scientific Games, Hot Shot Casino Slots was one of eight games, and one of two social casino games, chosen as part of Facebook's 2015 Best Web Games.

"We are thrilled that Hot Shot Casino Slots was selected by Facebook as one of this year's best web games. This recognition exemplifies our deep understanding of our players and the market, and it is a validation of Scientific Games' commitment to creating the best entertainment for players wherever they are – online, mobile or in the casino," said Barry Cottle, Chief Executive Interactive at Scientific Games.

Launched on Facebook in September 2015, Hot Shot Casino houses some of the newest slots in both land-based and online casinos and features popular games such as Zeus III, 88 Fortunes and Hot Shot Progressive in addition to a large collection of branded slots.

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

Scientific Games, Hot Shot Casino, SG Interactive, Zeus, 88 Fortunes, Hot Shot Progressive are marks owned in the United States and elsewhere by Scientific Games Corporation or one or more of its directly or indirectly wholly owned companies. © 2015 Scientific Games. All Rights Reserved.

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Scientific Games:  Bill Pfund +1 702-532-7663
Vice President, Investor Relations

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Scientific Games:  Mollie Cole +1 773-961-1194
Director, Corporate Communications

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