CARLSBAD, Calif., June 5, 2017— NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NTN) signed a strategic licensing agreement with Scientific Games (NASDAQ: SGMS) to deliver Buzztime trivia as part of Scientific Games’ Elite Bonusing Suite (“EBS”) offered to casino operators around the world. The game will provide a unique bonusing experience unlike any other and will help casinos provide exciting new tournaments that keep players engaged and entertained.
As part of this agreement:
- Scientific Games will offer a customized version of Buzztime’s Trivia in single packs and bundles directly to their casino customers for a license fee.
- Buzztime Trivia can be delivered through Scientific Games’ EBS and create a community gaming experience.
- During slot tournaments, casinos can end device downtime and mitigate lost revenue as players can compete in Buzztime bonus games for prizes right at the device.
Scientific Games’ Tom Doyle, VP product management, said, “Casinos want to increase player duration, create engaging experiences, and increase loyalty. Buzztime has achieved these goals for over 30 years at bars and restaurants, where the dynamics are similar to those at casinos. We think introducing fun bonusing games like Buzztime in our Elite Bonusing Suite will be an exciting new way for casinos to attract and engage players, especially during slot tournaments.”
Ram Krishnan, NTN Buzztime Chief Executive Officer, said, “Scientific Games is a leader in gaming technology and loyalty program innovation. We have goals that are well aligned, and we are proud to have been selected as Scientific Games’ partner to deliver this one-of-a-kind gaming experience.
“This agreement exemplifies our strategy to leverage our existing game investments into new revenue streams. Our software – standalone or integrated into our customizable handheld tablet – is highly scalable. And, Buzztime has a strong reputation for working well with other companies to achieve their goals. We are excited to grow our business by bringing our expertise to more markets and to deliver impact for their customers,” Krishnan said.
Buzztime (NYSE MKT: NTN) delivers interactive entertainment and innovative dining technology to bars and restaurants in North America. Venues license Buzztime’s customizable solution to differentiate themselves via competitive fun by offering guests trivia, card, sports and arcade games, nationwide competitions, personalized menus and self-service dining features. Buzztime’s platform improves operating efficiencies, creates connections among the players and venues, and amplifies guests’ positive experiences. Founded in 1984, Buzztime has accumulated over 9 million player registrations and over 136 million games were played in 2016 alone. For more information, please visit https://www.buzztime.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @buzztime.
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