Scientific Games unveils Kascada™, the Next Generation of Industry-Leading Gaming Cabinets
Industry leader to launch first, truly international cabinet featuring addition to popular game series Duō Fú Duō Cái®
LAS VEGAS – October 19, 2020 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) is continuing its legacy of developing industry-leading products with the unveiling of the new Kascada cabinet.
Kascada, which will initially launch in North America, is the Company’s first, truly international cabinet and will be available to gaming operators around the world. Built by an award-winning group of Research & Development team members located across the globe, Kascada is the next generation of the top-selling TwinStar J43® cabinet. Kascada offers a modernized version of the J43, boasting an ultra-high-definition 4K graphics display on a 43-inch, innovative double curved monitor and features an exciting new lighting package.
Kascada builds upon the gaming cabinet revolution Scientific Games began with the introduction of the ALPHA Pro Wave®, the first curved-screen portrait cabinet. That cabinet sent shockwaves through the industry, changed the look of casino floors and transformed the player-experience.
“Kascada is part of the evolution of the gaming floor,” said Matt Wilson, Executive Vice President and Gaming Group Chief Executive. “Technology in consumer electronics is rapidly evolving. We’re creating truly immersive experiences to match what players have become accustomed to in entertainment experiences off the casino floor.
“In developing both cabinets and games, we’re leveraging international teams to tap into and meet consumer expectations around the globe,” Wilson continued. “And, we’ve added top-tier executive talent with operator experience to our commercial team to ensure we keep the perspective of our operator-partners first and foremost. As we evolve our talent and better understand consumer demands and operator needs, our product lines continue to improve. This people plus product approach is a winning combination for us, and our partners.”
People Powering Progress A new, but familiar face to the team is Melissa Price, Senior Vice President of Global Gaming Operations. Price joined Scientific Games from Caesars Entertainment where she spent 13 years overseeing enterprise gaming operations for the corporation’s more than 40 casino-resorts worldwide. Her operator-first perspective will assist in the Kascada global launch.
Adding to this commercial expertise, is the prowess of the studio tasked with developing the first game to be featured on the cabinet. Renowned game-maker Qin You, whose studio is behind the popular themes 88 Fortunes® and Dancing Drums®, has developed exciting new content for Kascada. Building upon her passion for mathematics and history, Qin’s team will unveil Coin Combo™ with the launch of Kascada.
Proven Product Performance Coin Combo is the next chapter in the story of the internationally successful Duō Fú Duō Cái games series, which began nine years ago with the original 88 Fortunes game that sparked a frenzy of Asian-style video slot games on casino floors across the industry.
Launching Kascada with a proven performer is a testament to Scientific Games’ commitment to developing the solutions operators need now. Coin Combo is set to hit casino floors timed to the 2021 Lunar New Year celebration.
As an industry-leader, Scientific Games continues to evolve by leveraging proven performers and the expertise of its people to develop cutting-edge products that support operator-partners and move the industry forward. For additional information on Scientific Games’ latest cabinet and game innovations, visit scientificgames.com.
About Light & Wonder, Inc.
Light & Wonder, Inc. (formerly known as Scientific Games Corporation), is the global leader in cross-platform games and entertainment. Light & Wonder brings together approximately 6,000 employees from six continents to connect content between land-based and digital channels with unmatched technology and distribution. Guided by a culture that values daring teamwork and creativity, the Company builds new worlds of play, developing game experiences loved by players around the globe. Its OpenGaming™ platform powers the largest digital-gaming network in the industry. The Company is committed to the highest standards of integrity, from promoting player responsibility to implementing sustainable practices. To learn more, visit lnw.com.
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