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Scientific Gaming Company is an American company that offers gambling products and services to lottery and gambling organizations around the world. The company is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. Its products include computerized and mechanical slot machines, copyright table game theme, electronic card mixing, instant lottery games, lottery game systems, stations and services, internet applications, interactive server-based gambling stations, gambling control systems, social games, and sports betting. Scientific Games was the first to introduce a safe instant lottery ticket, in 1974. Pos provides systems that allow retailers to print lottery tickets such as Mega Millions and Powerball. The company employs around 8,600 people worldwide and owns several subsidiaries including Bally Technologies and WMS Industries, in addition to operating the UK sports betting platform OpenBet. company traces its history to Autotote, a totalizator systems manufacturer for barmotwell betting in race tracks. Autotot's history dates back to 1917, when George Julius Founded Automatic Totalitors Ltd. in Australia to build his totalitator system. In 1989, United Titi, another leader in Toulatetor, acquired Autotot Systems from Thomas H. Lee Partners. Before corporate operations could be merged, federal antitrust regulators objected to the merger. A court ruling in 1991 forced the company to secede again. United Tut's former assets were sold to the founders of that company, the Shelhamer family, and the remainder of the company was renamed Autotote Corporation.In 2000, and Autotot bought Scientific Games Holdings Corp., a maker of instant lottery equipment, for $308 million. Scientific Games was founded in 1973 and introduced the first safe instant lottery ticket in 1974. The combined company changed its name from Autotot to a scientific gaming company in 2001.By 2002, two-thirds of the $20 billion bet annually on races in North America was tracked by Autotote computers. Autotote parimutuel supplied betting systems all over the world. These automated, computerized off-track and on-track systems were to bet on horse racing and greyhound racing. It was an integrated system of off-track betting, tracking race results, winning tickets, and race simulcasting. Autotote software security for the racing industry gained media attention in 2002 when one of the software developers tried to steal $3 million through a hole in their software and processes that were described as "an example of a very simple exploitation of a fairly stupid design flaw." The role of Autotote's software in the 2002 Breeders' Cup betting scandal caused the National League to take swift action in the face of growing anger as the nature of the scam emerged. All carriers were required to modify their software to transfer betting information immediately after the bet close. It also pressed the paths of its members not to deal with lounges that did not have the ability to record bets that were seized over the phone. In 2007, The New York Times attributed Scientific Games and Gtech are credited with transforming what was historically known as a "covert guerrilla operation" into a "profitable state-sponsored business." The racing division was sold to Sportish on 2010.In June 2014, and Gavin Isaac was appointed president and CEO. In September 2014, they extended their agreement with the Slovak National Lottery, Tebo S, for another four years. Isaac succeeded Kevin Sheehan as CEO in August 2016. In March 2017, Scientific Games acquired the rights to use the James Bond franchise after reaching an agreement with Eon Productions and MGM Interactive. The deal gives them the right to all James Bond movies along with the franchise's trademark opening sequence, soundtracks, and logos. In June 2018, Barry Cottle, a former president of Interactive Scientific Games, was appointed president and CEO to replace Sheehan.In December 2018, Scientific Gaming Digital CEO Matt Davy resigned and was replaced by SG Digital Executive Vice President Levin.In 2019 expanded sg digital platform with more supplier deals including 4ThePlayer.com - a content studio formed by Andrew Porter and Chris Ashe, formerly of Ash games and Playtech.