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.


  • 2018

    Scientific Games completes acquisition of Don Best.

  • Launch of SG Digital, which incorporates SG Interactive B2B products and services with NYX Gaming Group, to create the most diverse supplier of digital gaming and sports betting technology and content in the industry.

  • Scientific Games completes acquisition of NYX Gaming Group Limited. 

  • 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 

  • 1974

    Scientific Games created 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