Company History

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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