Scientific Games To Cash Out $315 Million In Fines

Scientific Games To Cash Out $315 Million In Fines

iGaming industry provider from Nevada, Scientific Games, has been ordered to pay a $315 million penalty to rival companies after losing a U.S. antitrust lawsuit. Although the company owes damages of $105m, the fine was automatically tripled according to the antitrust law.

The renowned gaming supplier from Las Vegas has been accused of launching an illicit patent that could control the market by using automatic card shufflers at casinos. For this reason, a uniformed partnership of Shuffle Tech, Aces Up Gaming and Poydras-Talrick Holdings filed a lawsuit in 2012 against Scientific due to the alleged patented technology. The rival companies stated that the US Patent and Trademark Office have been deluded by an invalid patent, which was enough to institute legal proceedings.

The Jury Is Wrong

Spokeswoman for Scientific Games, Susan Cartwright, remains firmly convinced that the Chicago jury has reached a wrong result. She has announced a review of both the finding and fines, but will go further and ask for an appeal if necessary.

The group has recently launched a full scale implementation of sports betting in the United States and signed an agreement with one of the country’s largest brands, Caesars Entertainment. The deal covers casinos in New Jersey and Mississippi.

More Supply Deals

After the repeal of PASPA by the U.S. Supreme Court in May 2018, Scientific Games has pinned several content deals with online gaming platforms, including a partnership with Delaware and Arizona. The latest 8-year supply agreement was signed with New Mexico Lottery Authority in June, which managed to raise $758.9 million for educational purposes since 1996.