This article is dedicated to knowing more about one of the biggest businesses in Nevada: Scientific Games! With headquarters in Las Vegas, Scientific Games is a company that provides gambling products and services to gambling corporations across the globe. It caters to casinos, digital businesses, and retail businesses.  

The history of Scientific Games stretches for more than eighty years. Later on, we will go into details about its history. For now, allow us to walk you through the fire that fueled and continuously fuels this company to break walls after walls. 

EXPLORING POSSIBILITIES

Reading through the company profile of Scientific Games, the statement above seems to be the mantra of the company. It believes in limitless possibilities. If Scientific Games were a person, it would probably be a firm believer of thinking outside the box, hence always hungry for innovation. 

Stemming from this belief, more than 40% of all Scientific Games’ employees are always working on new ideas for gambling products and services. It currently has approximately 9,500 employees across the globe. Additionally, Scientific Games also fulfills this belief by delivering these to customers always: trusted security, creative content, operating efficiencies, and innovative technology.

gaming scientific games
Photo courtesy of Scientific Games’ website.

This is all geared towards giving customers an amazing gaming experience. Or in the words of Scientific Games itself: “to empower our customers by creating the world’s best lottery and gaming experiences”.

The portfolio of games of Scientific Games is very broad. Some of the famous games it’s known for are 88 Fortunes Diamond and Leprechaun’s Gold – Rainbow Bay. Currently, it operates on four categories:

  • Gaming
  • Digital
  • Social
  • and Lottery

The History of Scientific Games

The history of Scientific dates back to 1932. It was the time when pinball machines were invented. Bally, a company which Scientific Games will acquire later on, also started with inventing slot machines around this time. Fast forward to 1974, Scientific Games was able to create the world’s first instant lottery game!

the world's first electro-mechanical pinball machine
The world’s first electro-mechanical pinball machine was invented in 1932 by Henry Williams. Photo courtesy of Scientific Games’ website.

In 1983, Autotote, the company who acquired Scientific Games, began public trading. It was in 2000 when Autotote finally acquired Scientific Games. By 2001, Autotote changed its name to Scientific Games. After this year, it has become all about changing history by making several firsts and acquiring companies for Scientific Games.

first mobile iPhone app for lottery play
In 2011, Scientific Games was able to debut the first iPhone mobile app for lottery play.

The firsts it was responsible for during this time were:

  • the first internet lottery game in the US
  • the first linked multi-state game
  • and the first iPhone mobile app for lottery play

The companies it acquired, on the other hand, were WMS Industries and Bally Technologies. 

Scientific Games continued to acquire more companies. In 2016, it acquired four more companies:

  • DEQ Systems Corp
  • Spicerack Media
  • Lapis Software Associates
  • and Red7Mobile

It was also during this time that the TwinStar slot was created. In 2017, Scientific Games acquired NYX Gaming Group Limited. And its last endeavor to date was launching SG Digital together with NYX Gaming Group Limited. 

Currently, Scientific Games has its footprints in six continents. For a full list of all its locations, check out: https://www.scientificgames.com/about/locations/

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