Our History of Innovation

Scientific Games has harnessed more than 80 years of performance to deliver what customers and players value most: trusted security, creative content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology.


  • 2017

    Signed omni-channel license agreement for JAMES BOND franchise

  • Scientific Games acquires Red7Mobile

  • Scientific Games acquires Lapis Software Associates

  • Scientific Games acquires Bingo Showdown creator Spicerack Media

  • Scientific Games acquires DEQ Systems Corp.

  • 2016

    Developed new retail technology directly integrated with lottery gaming system to enable credit/debit card purchases of lottery games

  • Introduced the groundbreaking TwinStar slot platform which, for the first time, delivers Bally, Shuffle Master, and WMS game content on one state-of-the-art machine

  • 2014

    Launched first cross-jurisdictional, motivation-based player segmentation study for lottery and gaming

  • Scientific Games acquires Bally Technologies, Inc.

  • 2013

    Scientific Games integrated lottery and sports betting systems  

  • Bally acquires SHFL entertainment, Inc.

  • Scientific Games acquires WMS Industries Inc.

  • 2012

    WMS’ Jackpot Party Social Casino was launched for iPhone

  • 2011

    Scientific Games debuted first iPhone mobile app for lottery play at retail

  • Shuffle Master launched its first games online

  • WMS was first to integrate in-casino game play with online applications (Player’s Life)

  • 2008

    WMS introduced first Adaptive Gaming product that saves player progress and trophies

  • 2007

    Scientific Games debuted industry’s first linked multi-state game

  • 2006

    Williams introduced first Community Gaming play action that used a server to drive bonus play

  • 2004

    Scientific Games introduced first internet lottery game in the U.S.

  • 2001

    Autotote changed its name to Scientific Games Corporation

  • 2000

    Autotote completed the acquisition of Scientific Games Holdings Corp.

  • 1996

    Autotote launched AEGIS® open lottery gaming system

  • 1995

    Shuffle Master introduces the first multi-deck card shuffler

  • 1991

    Bally Entertainment spun off its slots business as Bally Gaming International

  • 1984

    Bally developed its first video poker machine

  • Autotote Corporation (later Scientific Games Corporation) was incorporated in Delaware and began public trading on NASDAQ

  • 1983

    John Breeding invented the world’s first mechanical card shuffler that would allow every hand to be dealt from a fresh deck; he went on to establish and incorporate Shuffle Master in Minnesota

  • 1981

    The Seeburg Corporation spun off its pinball operations as Williams Electronics, Inc. (later WMS Industries Inc.)

  • 1976

    Bally created a new division called Slot Data System 

  • 1973

    Autotote Systems (predecessor to Scientific Games) was formed and introduced the world’s first secure instant lottery game

  • 1963

    Bally debuted its three-reel electromechanical slot machine Money Honey, changing the gaming industry landscape

  • 1945

    WW2 ends, Bally resumed slot production, with “Hi-Boy” console

  • 1936

    Raymond Moloney’s Bally company introduced the first slot machine, the “Bally Baby

  • 1932

    Raymond Moloney invented the “Bally Hoo” pinball machine and started building the “Bally” brand with pinball games

  • Harry E. Williams invented the world’s first electro-mechanical pinball machine and began manufacturing under the “Williams” brand