Scientific Games Provides Update on Illinois Video Gaming Central Control System Contract

Sep 13, 2010, 08:01 ET from Scientific Games Corporation

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) previously announced on August 12, 2010 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Scientific Games International, Inc., had been awarded the contract for the design, implementation and administration of the Video Gaming Central Control System by the Illinois Gaming Board ("IGB").

Following a protest by an unsuccessful bidder for the contract, the IGB informed Scientific Games that in evaluating the price portion of the contract proposals, it made miscalculations, due, in part, to the fact that the bid instructions resulted in both the IGB and applicants making assumptions that were not uniform.  Based upon these factors, the IGB has terminated Scientific Games' contract and committed to promptly rebid the contract.

"We are disappointed by the decision of the Illinois Gaming Board; however we are confident going into the expedited rebid process," commented Michael Chambrello, President and CEO of Scientific Games.  "We continue to believe that we offer the highest quality, service and value to the State. Furthermore, as we were in the initial stages of the implementation process, we are best positioned to promptly implement this important initiative and begin generating funds for the crucial capital construction that this program is to fund."  

About Scientific Games

Scientific Games Corporation is a leading integrated supplier of instant tickets, systems and services to lotteries worldwide, a leading supplier of server based gaming machines and systems, Amusement and Skill with Prize betting terminals, interactive sports betting terminals and systems, and wagering systems and services to pari-mutuel operators. It is also a licensed pari-mutuel gaming operator in Connecticut, Maine and the Netherlands. Scientific Games' customers are in the United States and approximately 50 other countries.

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