Scientific games

Scientific Games

Lottery game provider and parent company of SG Interactive
  • Average casino rating
    / 2869
    2.87 k votes / 9 casinos

Who is Scientific Games?

The humble beginnings date back to 1943, with the manufacturing of pinball machines. Understanding who they have become is the key. With all the different variations on the name and the many acquisitions they’ve made through the years, it’s no wonder our heads are spinning. Let’s try and get through this together, shall we?

Scientific Games is at the top of the chain, known as the parent company offering its own range of lottery products. As an innovator back in the day, the company launched the first instant lottery game in 1974. 

Stay close now, it’s going to get tricky. As a gambling software provider in both the land-based and online sectors, Scientific Games has divided its offerings into two divisions.

SG Gaming = Land-based/retail gaming

Under the SG Gaming umbrella, there are a couple of acquired game studios contributing to the portfolio. Despite the takeover, they maintain their brands.

Land-based/retail game studios:

  • Bally Systems
  • Scientific Games 
  • Shuffle Master
  • WMS

SG Interactive = online gaming

Online game studios:

  • Bally
  • Barcrest
  • Shuffle Master
  • Williams Interactive (the online division of WMS)

Product Tour

The company has several licensed games available for real money and for fun through social gaming apps such as Jackpot Party, Gold Fish Casino and DragonPlay. Family game night has transformed into a session against the RNG with branded titles based on Monopoly and UNO. Perhaps you’re more of a TV or movie buff. Games like Cheers, The Walking Dead, The Godfather, Star Trek and World of Wonka are sure to please. The fact is that they’ve got the rights to over 100 licensed brands, which gives them the power to bring some of the most recognizable icons to life on the reels of fun and interactive slot games. Even Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, will forever moonwalk across slot machines, computer screens and mobile devices thanks to the magic of technology.

The remote game server is responsible for housing all the online content and delivering to operators. In the land-based sector, some of the games from this provider are among the most popular of all time. It’s important to note that following the acquisition, the quality of the games has not been a casualty.

Its SG Universe product won the Global Gaming Award for ‘Land-Based Gaming Innovation of the Year’ for 2016. The product combines a mobile concierge with a Play4Fun mobile network for land-based casinos to maintain player engagement.

Lottery products include instant games, draw games and keno.

Getting Down to Brass Tacks

Scientific Games maintains its rank as one of the top providers online or off. Of the 9 casinos featuring their brand of games, a total of 2869 votes means a 4.1 overall rating out of a possible 5 here on LCB.

External Links

Scientific Games Website 


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