Scientific Games was named one of the 2020 Top 10 Innovative Companies in Georgia by the Technology Association of Georgia (“TAG”), a 30,000-member organization connecting Georgia’s vast tech ecosystem and advancing the state’s innovation economy. Scientific Games advanced to the Top 10 honor after being named to the Top 40 Innovative Companies for the fourth time in five years. The Company was recognized for innovation leadership in modernizing the global lottery industry by continual large-scale innovation projects with its lottery retailer and systems technology, digital platforms and games, and sports betting technology.
“Georgia has emerged as a leading technology hotbed on the East Coast of the U.S., and it is an honor to be recognized with other innovation-driven companies in the state,” said Pat McHugh, Lottery Group Chief Executive for Scientific Games. “Scientific Games is using tech innovation to enhance the entertainment experience for lottery players and responsibly maximize profits for lottery beneficiaries, such as education and social programs. We are excited about our continued innovations in our core lottery business, as well as the emerging regulated digital games and sports betting markets in the U.S.”
McHugh will make a brief presentation on Scientific Games’ innovation with other Top 10 Innovative Companies at TAG’s Summit 2020, held March 3-4 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. The Summit brings together more than 1,300 technology, business and thought leaders centered around the most prominent and relevant trends that are sparking, disrupting and driving innovation today.
“The 2020 Top 10 companies are an elite group of innovators who represent the very best of Georgia’s Technology community,” said Larry K. Williams, President & CEO of TAG. “These companies represent the best and brightest in our state for innovation and are leading the way in highlighting Georgia as a global leader in transformational technology.”
Scientific Games, with global lottery headquarters located in metro-Atlanta, is the leading tech innovator in the lottery industry, and a trusted business partner to more than 150 lotteries worldwide, including the Georgia Lottery. The Company’s products have generated over $10 billion in funding for the State of Georgia’s educational programs like the Hope Scholarship.
Scientific Games is the world’s largest provider of lottery instant games, and the leading provider of lottery retail and digital platforms and games, sports betting systems, mobile, promotional and loyalty programs.