Monday July 23,2012 : SCIENTIFIC GAMES ACQUIRES PARSPRO
 
Sports betting interactive system integrated with venue-based lottery system
 
Full-service internet and mobile betting system provider Parspro.com has been acquired by Scientific Games Corporation for an undisclosed consideration.
 
Under the terms of the deal, the acquired Parspro assets include a scalable sports betting system that provides users with all of the elements necessary to operate an online betting site as well as a full-service internet platform, integrating casino, poker and other gaming content from multiple third-party providers.
 
“Given the rapidly liberalizing regulatory landscape, we believe sports wagering is a significant opportunity for regulated operators in Europe and other jurisdictions over the next few years,” said Bill Huntley, President, Lottery Systems for Scientific Games.  “Parspro’s experienced development team, who will be joining Scientific Games, and its comprehensive risk management tools and strong track record will be key advantages for Scientific Games’ existing customers as well as potential new lottery and commercial customers.”
 
“Teaming up with Scientific Games, a global leader in the lottery and gaming industry, is a win-win for our company and our customers,” said Sigurdur Baldursson, founder and Chief Executive of Parspro.  “Scientific Games has integrated our sports betting interactive system with their venue-based lottery system, which supports nearly 4,000 retail points of sale in Norway for Norsk Tipping. This combination of product offerings should be attractive to lotteries and licensed private sports book operators around the world as they seek additional sources of revenue.”