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NEWS 23 May 2016

Scientific Games allegedly still not cleared in Macau court case

By Priscillia Mudiaki
Paradise Entertainment has said that no court decision has been yet made by the Macau courts “in favour of Scientific Games Corp regarding the right to sell any electronic table game in the Macau market”.

The release states that the legal decision involving the chairman Jay Chun, LT Game Limited, a unit of Hong Kong-listed Paradise Entertainment, and SHFL Entertainment, a unit of Scientific Games that makes electronic table games, is still pending.

The statement followed a news report by GGRAsia released on 19 May quoting Derik Mooberry, executive vice president and group chief executive of gaming at Scientific Games, who declared at the Global Gaming Expo Asia that the courts have opted in favour of the right to sell any electronic table game in the Macau market.

This new declaration made by Paradise Entertainment claims that “the allegations made therein are untrue”.

Paradise Enterainment added that earlier this month, a court was dismissed following a patent-related lawsuit brought by SHFL Entertainment. It read: “In this proceeding, SHFL Entertainment (Asia) Limited alleged that the above-mentioned entities and/ or individuals were infringing the rules of fair competition. The Court decided to dismiss this proceeding after SHFL Entertainment (Asia) Limited withdrew its claim.”
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