Scientific Games collects haul of awards at ICE Totally Gaming 2018
With multiple international awards, exciting breakthroughs and a huge acquisition of a developer from Canada, Scientific Games is set for a huge 2018.
ICE Totally Gaming 2018 allowed the gaming industry’s finest to display new products and win awards for their recent efforts. Scientific Games is a popular games developer among players in Canada. This year, they collected quite the haul of international awards.
These include Lottery Supplier of the Year; Social Casino Supplier of the Year; Innovation of the Year; and CEO of the Year (Matt Davey)1. The awards and their recent moves in the industry all hint to a huge 2018 to come for Scientific Games. This especially includes their acquisition of one of the leading developers in Canada.
Scientific Games going big in all fields
Going in, Scientific Games were already praised for their strong showing in 2017. They were nominated for five awards at the prestigious event. These awards include Chief Executive of the Year, for Matt Davey’s business leadership with NYX. As Scientific Gaming recently acquired NYX, Davey’s nomination and the win came under the Scientific Games umbrella.
They were also nominated for Retail Supplier of the Year and Online Casino Supplier of the Year. Also, they were nominated for Casino Supplier of the Year and Online Sports Betting Supplier of the Year2.
The competition was fierce this year, and Scientific Games came away with a great haul of awards. This more than cements the reasons behind their huge popularity with players in Canada. They’re innovative and try to better themselves year on year.
Scientific Games acquires NYX
In the fall of 2017, Scientific Games Corp announced that they would buy NYX Gaming Group Ltd3. Scientific Games paid about $775 million for NYX. The announcement was huge as both Scientific Games and NYX are incredibly popular with gamers from Canada. NYX is a gaming company from Canada, which has only increased Scientific Gaming’s appeal to casino lovers in our country.
With NYX now a part of Scientific Games, the developer has decided to launch a new division. SG Digital combines the portfolio of SG Interactive with that of NYX Gaming Group. At 2018 ICE Totally Gaming, Scientific Games unveiled this new business.
At ICE, there were some exciting claims for SG Digital. They said it would be the “most diverse supplier of digital gaming and sports betting technology and content in the industry”4.
With a great haul of awards around ICE Totally Gaming, Scientific Games is set for a big 2018. More specifically, SG Digital is set to be a huge hit with players in Canada. Combining the innovation of both Scientific Games and NYX will certainly produce new and inventive games. Canada should be very excited about the year to come.