Scientific Games Moving to Las Vegas

Lottery and gaming giant Scientific Games Corporation is moving its headquarters from New York to Las Vegas after completing its acquisition of two slot suppliers.

Scientific Games Corporation, the lottery giant that has completed its acquisitions of two of the industry’s top-five slot manufacturers, announced that it is moving its corporate headquarters from New York to Las Vegas.

The company said in a statement that it will establish its primary U.S. manufacturing operations at facilities it acquired in the $5.1 billion buyout of Bally Technologies last year. Scientific Games’ corporate offices will be located off Interstate 215 at the headquarters building originally established for SHFL entertainment, which Bally acquired in 2013.

“Las Vegas is a diverse, cosmopolitan city in business-friendly Nevada where we have strong roots and an extensive and growing employee base,” Scientific Games CEO Gavin Isaacs said. “This move will allow us to stay closely connected to our worldwide base of gaming, lottery and interactive customers.”

The company also has begun transferring the manufacturing operations of slot-maker WMS Gaming, which it acquired for $1.5 billion last year, from Waukegan, Illinois to Las Vegas. According to the company, all WMS slot production will be housed in the Las Vegas manufacturing facility by summer, and the Waukegan factory will be closed by the end of the year.

According to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the move was expected after the state of Nevada approved $2.5 million in incentives for Scientific Games to defray costs of building a 40,000-square-foot soundstage for a set for “Monopoly Millionaires Club,” a nationally broadcast television game show.

Scientific Games said Bally and SHFL entertainment development and support operations will continue to be based in Las Vegas. WMS game development, engineering, support operations the interactive division will continue to be based at the still-new technology campus on Chicago’s North Side. The headquarters of Scientific Games’ lottery division will remain in Georgia.