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SCIENTIFIC GAMES NAME NEW CEO
2014-06-11

Gavin Isaacs has been named president and chief executive officer of Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) succeeding David L. Kennedy with immediate effect.
Issacs most recently served as chief executive officer of SHFL Entertainment when the company was bought by Bally Technologies. Previously he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Bally Technologies. Prior to that, he has held numerous senior positions with Aristocrat Leisure Limited as head of global marketing and business development, managing director of Aristocrat's London-based European subsidiary and president of Aristocrat's Las Vegas-based subsidiary Aristocrat Technologies Inc.
He is also a Trustee and former president of the International Association of Gaming Advisors.
"Gavin is a very talented and seasoned gaming industry executive with the necessary skills to lead our Company to the next level of growth and performance," commented Ronald O. Perelman, Chairman of the Board of Scientific Games. "He has an impressive track record of success and is recognized for his dynamic leadership. We believe his focus on customer relationships, strategic thinking and expertise in growing innovation-focused businesses make him the ideal choice to lead our efforts to achieve greater profitability and increased cash flow."
Perelman thanked David L. Kennedy for stepping up to lead the Company during the last six months and working with the Board to facilitate the CEO succession. We were fortunate to have a leader of David's stature and experience at such an important time, and we are pleased that he will continue to serve the Company and our stockholders as Executive Vice Chairman."




TEXAN TAKES DOWN W.S.O.P. CIRCUIT EVENT
2014-01-22

Texas online and live tournament professional player Tyler Morris bested a record entry list of 1,427 rivals in the $1,675 buy-in Apuestas Deportivas Main Event of the World Series of Poker Circuit stop in Durant, Oklahoma on Monday, playing at the Choctaw Casino.
The event turned out to be one of the biggest main events in WSOP Circuit history.
The big entry field created a $2,142,000 prize pool, ensuring good cashes, especially on the final table, which after three days comprised Morris facing fellow Texans Shelby Penka, Preston Harwell and Jeffrey Gibralter; Las Vegas players Joshua Evans Jesse Capps and Michael Sanders; and local contestants Clyde Walters and Julie Walker.
When Walters walked after being eliminated by Morris, the scene was set for the heads up between two Texans - Morris vs. Penka, a long and exciting encounter that saw the chip lead change hands several times before Morris managed to get the upper hand and take the game, winning the $369,503 first-place prize and a seat into the 2014 National Championship.
Penka collected the runner up check for $229,194.
Other final table payouts included:
3rd Clyde Walters $167,954
4th Preston Harwell $127,685
5th Jeffrey Gibralter $97,204
6th Joshua Evans $74,863
7th Jesse Capps $58,327
8th Michael Sanders $45,967
9th Julie Walker $36,650


PAF GOING AFTER RECREATIONAL POKER PLAYERS
2013-07-18

The online poker collaboration between Finnish gambling monopoly Alands Penningautomatforening (PAF) and Microgaming's MPN interne bingo online apuestas futbol t poker network has resulted in a more recreational player-friendly approach designed to ease novice players into the game.
The company said in a press statement this week that the partnership will premiere a new online poker offering that features a softer approach to the classic game and comes complete with helpful instruction videos and full-service guidance.
Beginners should be able to learn to play poker at their own pace and on a suitable level together with their poker peers, said Herbert Paradis, head of poker for PAF.
The company offers a range of different poker softwares in addition to the Microgaming offering; with Both Ongame and IPN from Boss Media available in order to give players a wider choice.
Anders Wiklund, a director of PAF, says the company wants its poker to be "...a friendly place for hanging out and having fun with friends."
PAF wants to offer something new and unique, something that is non-exclusive in that it suits all players. We believe that this is where the growth potential is, Wiklund said.


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