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US – Scientific to host Empower conference at Planet Hollywood

By - 22 March 2016

Scientific Games will host its inaugural Empower customer conference showcasing the company’s innovative solutions, convergence technologies and the industry’s broadest gaming, lottery, and interactive product portfolio.

The Empower conference evolved from Bally Technologies’ Systems User Conference, which was held for 11 years at casino resorts across the United States. Following the merger of Scientific Games and Bally Technologies in 2014, the company is now planning an expanded event to incorporate its three business divisions, making Empower the only private, global conference of its kind in the gaming and lottery industry.

The Empower conference keynote speaker is Apple Computer co-founder and philanthropist Steve Wozniak, who helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products and influenced the popular Macintosh. Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985 – the highest honour bestowed on America’s leading innovators. In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology. Wozniak currently serves as Chief Scientist for Fusion-io and is a published author with a New York Times best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon.

Gavin Isaacs, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games, said: ” Empower attendees are in for an incredible three days of innovation, technology, and entertainment designed to propel them to new levels of professional and personal success. The conference is a must-attend for every Scientific Games customer seeking to learn more about our new combined business and the integrated approach we deliver with the industry’s most comprehensive and inventive product suite. We look forward to engaging our customers with great speakers, powerful insights, and lots of fun. Most of all, this is an opportunity for us to listen and learn from our customers while we inform, inspire, and entertain.”

More than 500 casino and lottery operators, sponsors, partners, and members of the media are registered for Empower. The conference promises to be Scientific Games’ largest customer event ever, with a footprint 30 percent greater than the Company’s 26,000 square foot exhibit at the 2015 Global Gaming Expo (G2E).

The high-energy three-day conference brings together the Scientific Games customer community to provide attendees with world-class professional development, hands-on product demonstrations, fast-paced workshops, direct access to product experts, and valuable networking events.

Empower will provide powerful insights on how casino and lottery operators can capitalise on the increasing convergence of gaming, lottery, and interactive technologies and utilize the industry’s broadest, most innovative, and most exciting product portfolio to drive revenue, improve operating efficiencies, and increase player engagement.

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