Tuesday December 09,2014 : SCIENTIFIC GAMES WINS L.T. GAMES LITIGATION
Nevada court throws case out.
Litigation launched two years ago by Asia-based LT International against SHFL (now part of the Scientific Games group) has been dismissed by a Nevada district court.
The case involved accusations under the federal US Lanham Act concerning breaches of the Act regarding unfair competition in advertising and marketing, and arose from a dispute between SHFL and LT Game at a gambling expo in Macau in 2012
The claims arose out of alleged conduct stemming from the parties’ attendance at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia 2012, held in Macau. The event was marked by a court injunction from LT Game, which interrupted SHFL’s display of electronic table games combining electronic betting with live dealers.
LT International is an affiliate of Macau-based electronic table games specialist LT Game Ltd, controlled by Hong Kong-listed Paradise Entertainment Ltd, a company chaired by Jay Chun.
This week the federal court found that some of LT Game International’s claims did not constitute a breach or claim for relief in terms of the Act despite the conduct of LT in filing a number of amendments to its original allegations.
“We are pleased that the court dismissed this matter,” said Scientific Games vice president for Asia Ken Jolly. “We are committed to serving the needs of customers in Macau and in all legalized gaming markets openly and competitively, and this important decision enables us to continue on this path with even greater focus.”